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Kaufman in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel Isham Chisum

(1818-1884)

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 24, 2016
1. Colonel Isham Chisum Marker
Inscription. One of leading early citizens of Kaufman County. Represented the county in Texas Secession Convention, Jan.-March 1861. Later in 1861, he fought in Confederate cavalry of Col. Tom Green in New Mexico campaign. As Colonel of 2nd Partisan Rangers, Walker's Division, fought at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill (La.), in Red River Campaign to prevent a Federal invasion of Texas in 1864.

A cousin of Jesse Chisholm, who pioneered famous Chisholm Cattle Trail, and of cattle baron John Simpson Chisum, Col. Chisum married Charlotte Martin. They have many descendants in Texas.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Commitee. (Marker Number 8497.)
 
Location. 32° 35.379′ N, 96° 18.565′ W. Marker is in Kaufman, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of West Grove Street and North Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on West Grove Street. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Kaufman County Court Building. Marker is in this post office area: Kaufman TX 75142, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaufman County (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. William P. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaufman County Confederate Soldiers Monument
Colonel Isham Chisum Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, July 22, 2011
2. Colonel Isham Chisum Historical Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Greenslade Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Kaufman (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covenant United Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of Our Merciful Saviour (approx. mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kaufman.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Colonel Isham Chisum image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 24, 2016
3. Colonel Isham Chisum
Colonel Isham Chisum image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 24, 2016
4. Colonel Isham Chisum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas.   2. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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