Amelia was born by census record 1780-1781, with the first record of her being in her father's will in 1793. Amelia is referred to as Milly in her father's will, a nickname that was used for Amelia at that time. Ignatious left to his daughter Milly an equal share with sisters, Emma, Nancy, and Alice of the amount from the sale of 2 negroes, 50 hogs,30 cattle, 10 sheep and 3 horses, a guess at the value would be about 300 pounds for each daughter.This is a guess at the values in the late 1700's,with no set value for horses or negroes.
estimate of some values from late 1700's
hogs- 3 pounds a head
cattle- 10 pounds a head
sheep - I don't know
horses- 50 to 200 pounds each, the average seemed to be close to 100 pounds
Amelia was also to receive 1/6 or an equal share of the household furniture and farming utensils, along with brothers Ignatius and Richard and sisters Emma, Nancy and Alice- note wonder why "Morgan" didn't get any of the household furniture??
about 1803 Amelia married John Chisholm a South Carolina merchant, born betwen 1756 and 1774 census record
1800 census Marion District John is living by himself
1 male 26-44 1 slave
Oct 1, 1805 Marion SC Amelia was a widow with two sons Alexander and John dealing with her late husband's estate as administratrix and brother Ignatius as administrator
note: you can find the estate papers of John Chisholm on the Marion SC site.
Oct 1 1805 Citation granted to Ignatius Flowers and Amelia Chisholm to admr. on the estate of John Chisholm
Dec.4, 1806 Marion This day qualified Uriah Flowers adm of the estate of John Chisholm note: Uriah took over for brother Ignatius (around this time Ignatius went to Mississippi)
March 27 1810 This day gave citation to Uriah flowers demanding stronger security in the administration of the estate of John Chisholm
May 7 1810 Marion this day took new bond of Uriah Flowers and Amelia Chisholm, Mederith Watson (brother in-law married to Emma Flowers and lived in SC) security for 10,000 sterling
note: brother in-laws Washington Cade and JOHN BROCK(Joseph was the son)made purchases from the estate no mention of brothers Goldsborough or Richard, nor brother in-laws Luke or John Yates
1810 Columbus ( first letter of head of house with no info on head of house for Columbus Cty reason unknown)
2 males under 10 1 female 45+ (sons Alexander and John with an older wonman living with her) 4 slaves 1 woolen wheel 1 flax wheel 1 loom
Feb 1811 Columbus married William Baldwin- date from divorce record
June 22, 1811 left William date from divorce record
1811 birth of daughter Ann Civil Baldwin
Feb 22, 1812 Col. witnessed deed for brother Uriah
1825 Petition of William Baldwin for a divorce (this is a mean and hateful record so I'm not going to post it)
William states in the record "she left this state for the western countries and has not returned for upwards of five years" prays for a divorce from his said wife Amelia
1828 Amelia's sons Alexander and John Chisholm gave power of att to Lewis Nichols to sell property that belonged to their father in NC and SC and to collect and receive from former guardian (wonder who their guardian was??)
1830 Rankin, Mississippi Amelia's three children are all married and Amelia seems to be living with daughter Ann Sorey wife of Jesse Sorey
1830 census Rankin Ms Jesse Sorey 1 male 0-5 1 male 20-30 1 female 15-20 1female 40-50 3 slaves
John Chisholm 1 male 0-5 1 male 20-30 1 female 15-20 5 slaves
Alex 1 male 20-30 1 female 0-5 1 female 15-20 8 slaves
from the Thompson papers " Miss Rosanna married Alexander Chism whose mother was sister to uncle Uriah Flowers"
1840 Alexander and John have moved to Smith county, and Jesse Sorey and Ann have moved to Scott county. Amelia is now living with Alexander
1840 Smith Ms Alexander Chisholm 1 male 30-40 1 female 10-15 1 female 30-40 1 female 50-60 7 slaves
John Chisholm 1 male 0-5 1 male 10-15 1 male 30-40 2 females 0-5 1 female 20-30 9 slaves
Scott Cty Jesse Sorey 1 male 10-15 1 male 30-40 1 female 0-5 1 fem 5-10 1 fem 20-30 2 slaves
1846 Jesse Sorey and wife Ann give power of att to Absalom Powell of Columbus NC to receive ect from the estate of Ann's father William Baldwin dec. Note I posted this at an earlier time on this forum
1850 Smith cty Alexander Chisholm 45 2500 born SC
Rosanna 43 born SC
Stephen Pace 19 ala
Amenia (Amelia) 69 born NC
Nov. 29, 1857 funeral notice mother of A Chisholm Mrs. Amelia Baldwin the complete notice has been put online by a descendant.
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