Jesse /Chisholm/

[ born 1805 or 1806, died 4 MAR 1868 ]
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NameJesse /Chisholm/
BirthDate: 1805 or 1806
Child in Family: (F001)
Place: East Tennessee, USA.
DeathDate: 4 MAR 1868
Cause: From eating tainted bear meat.
Burial: Near Left Hand Spring, NE of Geary, Oklahoma, USA.
Child in Family (F001)
HusbandI002Ignatius /Chisholm/1777 or 17781837
WifeI003? /?/ (Corn Tassle's sister)??
ChildrenI001 MaleJesse /Chisholm/1805 or 18064 MAR 1868
I005 MaleJohn /Chisholm/??
I006 MaleWilliam R. /Chisholm/182118 FEB 1896
Spouse in Family (F003)
HusbandI001Jesse /Chisholm/1805 or 18064 MAR 1868
WifeI010Elizabeth /Edwards/??
ChildI013 MaleWilliam Edwards /Chisholm/15 SEP 183719 NOV 1880
Spouse in Family (F007)
HusbandI001Jesse /Chisholm/1805 or 18064 MAR 1868
WifeI023Nannie /Bowles/??
ChildrenI014 MaleJohn /Chisholm/??
I032 MaleGeorge /Chisholm/??
Spouse in Family (F005)
HusbandI001Jesse /Chisholm/1805 or 18064 MAR 1868
WifeI015Sah-kah-kee /McQueen/??
ChildrenI016 FemaleJennie /Chisholm/1848?
I033 FemaleLucinda /Chisholm/??
I034 MaleFrank (Jesse) /Chisholm/c. 1855?
I043 FemaleMary /Chisholm/c. 1867?
I035 ? /Chisholm/??
I036 ? /Chisholm/??
Spouse in Family (F006)
HusbandI001Jesse /Chisholm/1805 or 18064 MAR 1868
ChildrenI017AdoptedMaleVincente /de Demencio/?1917
I018AdoptedMaleJackson /?/??
I019AdoptedMazimo /?/??
I020AdoptedFemaleGuadalupe /?/??
I021AdoptedCedra /Canales/??
I022AdoptedFemaleMariana /Fransito/??
I037Adopted? /?/??
I038Adopted? /?/??
I039Adopted? /?/??
I040Adopted? /?/??
I041Adopted? /?/??
I042Adopted? /?/??
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1815
Type: Emigrated to Spadra River in Arkansas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1825
Type: Moved to Fort Gibson
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1829
Type: Met Sam Houston at Fort Gibson
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1830
Type: Awarded contract for supplying corn
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1832
Type: Marked wagon trail with Robert Bean
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1833
Type: Moved to Edward's Store
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1833
Type: Interpreter for U. S. Army
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1834
Type: Chisholm and Rogers at council in Fort Gibson
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1834
Type: Accompanied Dragoon Expedition to Wichita Mountains
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1836
Type: Guided party to Little Arkansas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1836
Type: Married Eliza Edwards (I010)
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1837
Type: William E. Chisholm (I013) born
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1839
Type: Bought negro boy in Texas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1841
Type: Sold negro boy to Lucinda Edwards
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1843
Type: Treaty on Tehuacana Creek, Texas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1844
Type: Visited Fannin County, Texas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1844
Type: Interpreter at Council Grove, Texas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1846
Type: Eliza Edwards (I010) dies
Type: Treaty of U. S. on Tehuacana Creek
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1847
Type: Marries Sahkahkee McQueen (I015)
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1848
Type: Traded on the Brazos River in Texas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1848
Type: Aunt Jennie born
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1849
Type: Ransomed a Mexican boy and girl
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1850
Type: Council on the Concho River, Texas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1858
Type: Established trading post on Chouteau Creek, Cleveland County
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1858
Type: Established trading post at Council Grove in Oklahoma County
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1860
Type: Wm. E. Chisholm (I013) marries Hester Butler
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1861
Type: Conducts Exodus to Arkansas River, Kansas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1861
Type: Accompanies Creek Refugee Exodus to LeRoy, Kansas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1861
Type: Employed by Albert Pike, Confederate emissary among tribes on Washita
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1862-65
Type: On Arkansas River, Kansas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1863
Type: William E. Chisholm (I013) marries Julia Ann McLish (I235)
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1865
Type: Marks Chisholm Trail
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1865
Type: Present as negotiator and interpreter at peace council on the Little Arkansas
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1867
Type: Salt Springs in Blaine County
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1867
Type: Present as negotiator and interpreter, Medicine Lodge Peace Council
EventSource: (S29)
Date: 1867
Type: Trading Camp, on N. Canadian, near site of Watonga

Time Line

1805 Birth 
|         1815 Emigrated to Spadra River in Arkansas 
|         |         1825 Moved to Fort Gibson 
|         |         |   1829 Met Sam Houston at Fort Gibson 
|         |         |   |1830 Awarded contract for supplying corn 
|         |         |   || 1832 Marked wagon trail with Robert Bean 
|         |         |   || |1833 Moved to Edward's Store 
|         |         |   || |1833 Interpreter for U. S. Army 
|         |         |   || ||1834 Chisholm and Rogers at council in Fort Gibson 
|         |         |   || ||1834 Accompanied Dragoon Expedition to Wichita Mountains 
|         |         |   || ||| 1836 (F003): Marriage 
|         |         |   || ||| 1836 Guided party to Little Arkansas 
|         |         |   || ||| 1836 Married Eliza Edwards (I010) 
|         |         |   || ||| |1837 William E. Chisholm (I013) born 
|         |         |   || ||| || 1839 Bought negro boy in Texas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | 1841 Sold negro boy to Lucinda Edwards 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | 1843 Treaty on Tehuacana Creek, Texas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | |1844 Visited Fannin County, Texas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | |1844 Interpreter at Council Grove, Texas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || 1846 Eliza Edwards (I010) dies 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |1847 (F005): Marriage 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |1847 Marries Sahkahkee McQueen (I015) 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || ||1848 Traded on the Brazos River in Texas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || ||1848 Aunt Jennie born 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||1849 Ransomed a Mexican boy and girl 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || ||||1850 Council on the Concho River, Texas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       1858 Established trading post on Chouteau Creek, Cleveland County 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       1858 Established trading post at Council Grove in Oklahoma County 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | 1860 Wm. E. Chisholm (I013) marries Hester Butler 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |1861 Conducts Exodus to Arkansas River, Kansas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |1861 Accompanies Creek Refugee Exodus to LeRoy, Kansas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |1861 Employed by Albert Pike, Confederate emissary among tribes on Washita 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | ||1862 On Arkansas River, Kansas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||1863 William E. Chisholm (I013) marries Julia Ann McLish (I235) 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||| 1865 Marks Chisholm Trail 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||| 1865 Present as negotiator and interpreter at peace council on the Little Arkansas 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||| | 1867 Salt Springs in Blaine County 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||| | 1867 Present as negotiator and interpreter, Medicine Lodge Peace Council 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||| | 1867 Trading Camp, on N. Canadian, near site of Watonga 
|         |         |   || ||| || | | || |||||       | |||| | |1868 Death 
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Ancestor Tree

MaleJesse /Chisholm/
b. 1805 or 1806
d. 4 MAR 1868
MaleIgnatius /Chisholm/
b. 1777 or 1778
d. 1837
MaleJohn D. /Chisholm/
b. 1737? - 1742?
d. 1818
?? /??/
?? /??/
FemaleElizabeth /Sims/
b. ?
d. ?
MaleIgnatius /Sims/
b. ?
d. ?
?? /??/
Female? /?/ (Corn Tassle's sister)
b. ?
d. ?
MaleOld Tassle /?/
b. ?
d. ?
?? /??/
?? /??/
?? /??/ ?? /??/
?? /??/

Sources of this information:

(S29) [ ed: some of the following is contradicted by other sources; eg., who Jesse's mother was. ] Jesse Chisholm was born in East Tennessee about 1805 or 1806, his father was Ignatius Chisholm (I002) and his mother was Martha Rogers Chisholm (I048). Jesse had the trading and pioneer instinct born into him. His grandfather (Captain John Chisholm (I049)) had his son, Ignatius (Ig.) , associated with him in business and left him in charge of his affairs when he sailed for England on a peculiar mission in May, 1797. Jesse Chisholm came west with the Cherokees and settled with them for a while in northwestern Arkansas. About 1825 he and his mother and his Aunt Talahina (I344) arrived at Fort Gibson and made a home there, and for over forty years he was a factor in the affairs in the southwest, not only in the old Indian Territory but also in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Arkansas.

(S29) Jesse Chisholm became a trader with the Indians and was known as a square shooter, a square dealer and a man with a straight tongue. Sam Houston spent about three years in Oklahoma, then he left for Texas, arriving in Nacogdoches in April, 1832. He left all his property to his Indian wife Talahina (Tiana), who was a woman of high character. We shall follow Sam Houston no further. It is probable that Jesse Chisholm and Sam Houston never met again, although for nearly forty years each was an active factor in adjoining commonwealths. The Rogers' blood flowed in the veins of Oklahoma's most useful citizen, Jesse Chisholm.

(S29) Jesse Chisholm was known early as an honest trader, and by this honesty, became a peacemaker. He was not only interpreter for the U. S. Army officials but he had great influence among the red warriors. Everywhere he was a peacemaker and a pathfinder. At one time he was adopted into almost a dozen Indian tribes of Oklahoma. He was always a Good Samaritan. The wild Comanches knew they could capture white children in Texas and then sell them to Jesse Chisholm in Oklahoma. He had stores at different places; one two miles east of Asher, one at Council Grove, a few miles west of the present Oklahoma City; one near the mouth of the Little River, and another near the present town of Purcell. One of his greatest activities was his pack train, which was a traveling store on wheels. In reality it was a department store on mule-back. He early learned that the wild Indians did not like to come east into the timber section and hence he went to the wild Indians. He would equip his trains and go to the center of the Indian tribe. He packed his trains with things the Indians liked and admired, red calico, beads, paints, but he never took them whiskey. No written chronicle has been compiled on this great character from 1830, and his meager history is written in good deeds.

(S40) is consistant with other secondary sources, although it contraticts (S29). This chart lists Jesse's mother as Corn Tassle's Sister (I003), whichis consistant with other secondary sources, although it contraticts (S29).

(S02) great-great-great-grandfather. Growing up, I (I105) was told stories of Jesse Chisholm, mygreat-great-great-grandfather.

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