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Sarah Chisman

Female 1848 - 1918  (69 years)


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  • Name Sarah Chisman  [1, 2
    Born 27 Aug 1848  Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Apr 1918  Anamosa, Jones, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, Jones, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I36795  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LMH
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2021 

    Father John Buckner Chisman,   b. 29 Oct 1817, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1882, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane Whitley,   b. 22 May 1824, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1896  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 17 May 1845  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F21625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Monroe Alphonso Wightman,   b. 19 Apr 1848, Manchester, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1910, Anamosa, Jones, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1870  Marion, Linn, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Franklin Logan Wightman,   b. 31 Mar 1887, Anamosa, Jones, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1959, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F21626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Her Find a Grave page, which identifies her as the wife of Monroe Wightman -- who, according to George Wightman of Quidnessett, R.I. (citation details below), married a Sarah Chisman -- says she was born 27 Aug 1848 (which date is visible on her gravestone) in Manchester, Dearborn County, Indiana. And the 1850 US census of shows Sarah S. Chisman, age 2, born in Indiana, in the Manchester, Dearborn, Indiana household of John Chisman, 32, born in Virginia, and Sarah J Chisman, 26, born in Indiana. (ancestry.com mistranscribes the family's surname as "Chrisman," but the handwriting on the census register clearly reads "Chisman.")

      Additionally, Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934 on familysearch.org shows the 1 Sep 1913 marriage of Sarah Wightman, daughter of John Chisman and Sarah Jane Whitley, to John Young, at Anamosa in Jones County. John Young's age is given as 61 and his parents as William Young and Elizabeth Merritt. Sarah Wightman's age is given as 60, which would appear to trim five years off her actual age, but that seems par for the course. It is absolutely clear that this Sarah Wightman is the widow of Monroe Alphonso Wightman (d. 1910) marrying a second time, and that she was a daughter of John Chisman and Sarah Jane Whitley.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6095] Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S6074] George Wightman of Quidnessett, R.I. (1632-1721/2) and Descendants: Waitman, Weightman, Whiteman, Whitman, Whytman, Wightman, Wyghtman by Mary Ross Whitman. Chicago, 1939.

    3. [S6086] Find a Grave page for Sarah Chisman Wightman.

    4. [S2228] 1850 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com., year only.

    5. [S3642] Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001, on ancestry.com.