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John Simpson Chisum

John Simpson Chisum, American rancher.


  • Chisum, John Simpson was born on August 15, 1824 in Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States. Son of Claiborne and Lucy (Chisum) C. Moved (with family) to Texas, 1837.

  • Career

    • Played disputed role in “Lincoln County (New Mexico) War,” 1878-1879, but took active part in establishing law and order in region (with appointment of new sheriff), 1880</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Eureka Springs, Ark.


    • father: Claiborne with
    • mother: Lucy (Chisum) C. Moved (with
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    Born August 15, 1824
    Died December 23, 1884
    (aged 60)