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Chisum, John Simpsonlocked

(14 August 1824–22 December 1884)
  • Jimmy M. Skaggs


Chisum, John Simpson (14 August 1824–22 December 1884), cattleman, was born in Hardeman County, Tennessee, the son of Claiborne C. Chisum and Lucinda Chisum, farmers. Claiborne Chisum, who reportedly altered the spelling of his surname (from Chisholm) about 1815, moved his family to Red River County, Texas, in 1837....

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