Benjamin, IIII "James" Chism

Born:Dec 24 1853 In:  Marshall, Searcy, Arkansas, USA
Died:Oct 21 1929 (at age 75)In:  Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas


View album  |  Slideshow 

Immediate family

Evaline "Eva" Chism (born West)
His wife
Roxi U. Chism
His daughter
Lillie W. Chism
His daughter
Noah Bunion Chism
His son
Dovey Chism
His son
Mollie P. Chism
His daughter
King V. Chism
His son
Eva Chism
His daughter
Sleecy "Sarah C." Rigsby (born Chism)
His daughter
Swecia "Mary" Chism
His daughter
Benjamin "Bennie" Jimmie Chism
His son
Calvin Silas Chism
His son
J. H. "James" Chism
His father
Sarah Jane Chism (born Blankenship)
His mother
Henderson Chism
His brother
Sally Sarah Chism
His sister
Emily Jane Easterly (born Chism)
His sister
Gabriel "Gabe" Lewis Chism
His brother
Elijah Watkins or Wadkins
Half brother
Elisha Watkins or Wadkins
Half brother
Unknown Chism
His sibling
<Private> Wadkins
Parent's child

Contact information

Mill Creek, Izard, Arkansas, USA
Matney, Baxter, Arkansas, USA
Beaver, Big Creek & Long Creek Townships, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
Spadra, Johnson, Arkansas, USA
Prairie, Johnson, Arkansas, USA

Source citations

Matched to: James Benjamin Chism
Date: Feb 4 2018
Citation text:
Added by confirming a Smart Match


Benjamin was a Private in Company D, Arkansas 10th Regiment, Infantry, He was a scout (spy). It was said that he lied about his age, to get into the millitary. He is listed as "James B. Chism", in military records.

He was also a coal miner and had a secret silver mine, in Marshall, Arkansas. The mine was located behind a waterfall, according to his daughter-Mary "Swecia" Chism.

Ancestor search:

Download our exceptional genealogy software for free

Fun & simple to use
Imports your GEDCOM files easily
Smart Matching™ technology
Supports 40 languages