Warren Atkinson Note on James Chism:
James Chism was a Revolutionary soldier from Virginia, who joined of the Mulkey religious group in NC and migrated with them to Craven, SC, where he married the daughter of Obediah Howard, another Revolutionary soldier
From Sherril Lines:
James Chism, Revolutionary War soldier and native of Virginia, received a land grant in "the Barrens of Kentucky" in payment for his duty in the war. He brought his wife, Mary Howard, and children to Kentucky sometime in the 1700s . His son, Jacob Chism, married Priscilla Howard, and they moved from Kentucky to Cooper Co., MO around 1820 to 1830. The family eventually moved to Morgan Co., MO where they settled permanently in the 1830s. Jacob was an ordained Baptist Minister who helped to found several Baptist Churches in the Morgan Co., Mo area. His oldest son, John Chism, married a woman named Frances Cooper. Jacob also had a son named Howard who was a justice of the peace and road surveyor in Morgan Co., Mo. My ancestor was Jacobs youngest son, Jacob Creth "JC" Chism. It was JC who married Giles and Jane's daughter, Nancy Williams.
James married Mary Howard, daughter of Obediah Howard and Unknown.