Goswick Genealogies

by:Henry H. and Keuttah (Goswick) Kennemore
Copyright 1986

John Green Chism and 2nd wife Sarah E. (Goswick)Huff, Prince, Chism
According to back of picture:
L/R: Will Tom Prince, John Green Chism, Wm.O.Chism, Sarah E.(G)Huff,Prince,Chism. Annie & Ollie Chism.
In Front: Robert Wesley "Bob" Chism & Josephine "Josie" Chism.
Picture supplied by Rebecca (Huff)Rains, dau of Sarah E. (Goswick) & Bill Huff.

Check census findings on other Chism families.
View picture of J.Thomas & Rose E. (Gregory) Chism family
J. Tommy & Rose (Gregory) Chism in Golden Years.
View picture of John Green Chism's brother "Thomas" Chism
View picture of Lidia (Chisum) Masterson (dau of John Green Chism)
Thomas & Alabama Chism 1900 census  1900 census William Ford
View 1930 Ok census on: Tomie, Albert, Bill & Bob Chisum 6/5/04 and O.T. Frazier
6/13/04 Brock Cemetery where some Chism's & Prince are buried
6/26/2004 Picture of Ollie Chism, Frazier, Henson supplied by: Loyd & Avanell Frazier.
Cemeteries: Boyd, Brock, More, Oak Grove
5/20/2005 Picture of William "Bill" and Elizabeth (Maxey) Ford

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Moore Cemetery, Newton Co.Ar.


Sarah Elizabeth Frances Goswick b.Nov.26,1871 Ar. died Sep.06, 1954 Russellville, AR.  Pope Co.
(m) lst.12/23/1888 (2nd.n/r) 3rd.Oct.17,1908 Pope Co.Ar.
lst. William Hiram "Bill" Huff b.12/30,1862 Taney Co.Mo. d:10/06/1900 Pope Co.Ar.
2nd. John Prince b.& d:n/r
3rd. John Green Chism b. 2/19/1862/8 .Ar. d: 6/11/1951 Pope Co.Ar.buried Boyd Cemetery

          children by lst marriage
1. Rebecca Elizabeth Huff b. 4/22/1890 Freeman Springs,Ar. d:Sep.1982 Cleveland, Ok.(m lst.)Soloman W.Prince( m:2nd.Robert Taylor Rains.
2. James A. Huff born 4/6/1893 Freeman S.Ar.(m)Zora Sissom
3. John Huff b. 4/1895 Pope Co.AR.(m) Katie Prince
4. Virgil Nathaniel Huff born 1/13/1897 Pope Co.AR. died March 5, 1908 Buried Riley CreekCem.,Yell Co.Ar.

   children by 2nd husband

5. Will Tom Prince b. 7/06/1905 Pope Co.AR.d: Jan.23,1953 Ben Hur,Pope Co.Ar.  (m) Della George
     children's names supplied by William James Carrington.
  John William "Duke" Prince
  Willie  Jean (Lives Iowa)
   Rebecca W, (Married) Carrington
   Carl Prince
   Paul Ray Prince.
(no birth dates availabe yet.)


    children by 3rd husband

6. Robert Wesley "Bob" Chism b. 9/16/1909 Danville,Ar.d: March 22,1991 Hector,Ar.PopeCo. (m) Ider Collins b.Sep.28,1912 d:Apr.01,1993 Hector,Ar.PopeCo.Ar (view 1930Census)

7. Josephine "Josie" Chism b. 6/13/1912 Victor,AR. Pope Co. (m) Lonnie Monroe Prince b.Apr.12,1907 d:Dec.11,1999 Victor,Ar. (view Brock Cemetery)(view Obit of Josie (Chism)Prince


Sarah Elizabeth Frances (Goswick) Huff, Prince, Chism was the daughter of James Thomas and Martha Ann (Chism) Goswick of Pope and Yell Co.'s Arkansas.  William Hiram "Bill" Huff was the son of Hiram and Elizabeth (Stacy) Huff, and John Green Chism was the son of William and Mary Artimus (Lewellen) Chism of Ms. and Izard Co.AR.

William Hiram "Bill" Huff is buried in the Boyd Cemetery, Pope Co. Arkansas. John Green Chism and Sarah "Sally" (Goswick) Huff, Prince, Chism is also buried at Boyd Cemetery, Pope Co. Ar.  William Hiram "Bill" Huff's first wife was Julia Leach/Leech and they had one son "George" Huff .  George Huff is living with Wm & Sally Huff 1900 Pope Co.AR. census.

John Green Chism was the son of William and Mary Artimis (Lewellen) Chism of Ms. and Ark.  William Chism has not been found, but the mother Mary Chism is living in Searcy Co.Ar. 1880 with children, and her son Thomas who is married  lives close by.


John Green Chism  b.ca.1862/8 Ms.  (see 1880 census) (1900 census) 1910 census (1920 census)
married lst. on Nov. 22,1882 Searcy Co.Ar. Nancy Morris
married 2nd. Oct. 17,1908 Sarah E. Goswick, Huff, Prince
Nancy Morris b. May 09,1862? died: Sep.04,1907 Pope Co. Ar. (dau of Henry & Elizabeth (Ashcroft)Morris)
1. Liddie Chism b. 1886 AR. (m) June.15,1902 Russellville,Ar. John Daniel Masterson 1/24/2000 (C.L.Boyd)
2.  Mollie Chism b. 1888 Ar. (m) Columbus King 8/10/2002 (view pic of Mollie,husb,& son)
3. John R. Chism b. 1890 Ar.
4. Nancy Chism b. 1892 Ar. died age 15(b.Jul.14,1892 d:Jul.28,1908-buried Boyd Cemetery Pope Co.Ar.
5. Thomas Chism b. Sept.01,1894 Ar. d: July 26,1995 Pelsor,Ar. Pope Co. (m) Aug.03,1915 Rosie E. Gregory b.Nov. 27,1901 d: March 1987 Pelsor,Ar. Pope Co.
6. Mary Chism b. 1897 Ar. (m) Andrew Lincoln Standridge
7. Marthey Chism b. 1899 Ar.
8. Annie Chism b. 1900 Pope Co.Ar.         (m) Willis Ford
9. William Henry "Bill" Chism b. 1902 Pope Co.AR. (married)Ora Lovell Frazier b.Nov.25,1911 d: Dec.03,1995 Hector,Ar. Pope Co.Ar. (dau of Orville T. and Clyda (?) Frazier of Newton Co.Ar. Jones Twp.
10. Ollie Chism b. July 30,1904  Pope Co.AR. d:Oct.21,1993 Dardnell,Ar. Yell Co. (married lst. widower) Orville T. Frazier born Feb.21,1884 died: Nov.19, 1950 buried Moore Cemetery, Newton Co.Ar.One child: Loyd Frazier born 1935.  Ollie married 2nd. Troy Arthur Henson born NOv.13,1910 died: May 10,1992.  Ollie was 3rd wife of Troy Henson, and both are buried at Moore Cemetery, Newton Co.Ar.  (view picture of Ollie (Chism) Frazier, Henson).


1900 Pope Co.Ar. Sulphin Township listed: (view 1910 census)
Household # 114-118
John G. Chism b. 2/1848 Ar. Father Ms. Mother Tn.
Nancy born 4/1862 AR.
Lidda born 1/1886 Ar.
Millie born 1/1888 Ar.
John R. born 1/1890 Ar./
Nancy born 7/1892 Ar.
Thomas born 9/1894 Ar.
Mary A. born 2/1897 Ar.
Martha A. born 12/1899 Ar.

The above birth year on John Green Chism was listed as 2/1848 for the 1900 census which I think is very wrong as other census findings show him to be born in 1862/8.

1900 Pope co.Ar. Sulphin Township
household # 120-124

Thomas Chism age 45 born Mo. father Tn. Mother Tn.
Alabaemy age 39 born Ar. father Tn. mother Tn.
John H. (son) age 16 born Ar. (married Rosa Bell Ford, dau of William and Elizabeth)
Delena (dau) age 11 born Ar.
Albert age 2 born Ar.


1900 Pope co.Ar. Sulphin Township  (view 1910 census for William Ford)
household # 34-38
William Ford age 102 born Tn. father Tn. mother Tn.
Elizabeth (wife) age 45 born Tn. Father Tn. Mother Tn.
Rosa B. (dau) age 14 (married John H. Chism, son of Thomas & Alabama)
Nancy A. (dau) age 11
Jo Elick (Joseph Aleck/Elick)(son) age 4 (married Newton Co. Ar.1914 Jennie Harris (daughter of William/Wilson F. Harris) View 1930 Ok census for Jose & Jennie Ford and children


1910 Pope Co.Ar. Sulphin Township (see 1920 c.below) (or view picture of Thomas & Alabama (Reeves) Chism)
Thomas Chism age 55
Alabama age 50
Albert (son) age 12 b.ca.1898

Thomas Chism was a brother to John Green Chism.(go to 1880 Searcy Co.AR. Bear Creek Twp)


1920 Pope Co.AR. Sulphin Township
Thomas Chism age 67
Alabama age 62
Albert M. (son) age 21 b.ca.1899
Martha Jane (dau-in-law) age 17 (daughter of George & Janie (Taylor) Freeman


1920 Pope Co.Ar. Sulphin Township (census film T625-77)

household # 42-42
John G. Chism age 58 b.ca. 1862 AR. father born Ms. mother born Tn.
Sallie age 49 born ca,. 1871 Ar. Father AR. Mother Ar.
Wm.H. (son) age 18 b.ca. 1902  Ar. Father AR. Mother Ar.
Ollie J. (dau) age 15 b.ca. 1905 Ar. Father AR. Mother Ar.
Wm. T. Prince (step son) age 14 b.ca. 1906 Ar. Father AR. Mother Ar.
Robert W. Chism (son) age 10 b.ca.1910 Ar. Father AR. Mother Ar.
Josie Chism (daughter) age 7 b.ca. 1913 Ar. Father AR. Mother AR.

This 1920 census and the age of John G. Chism corresponds with the 1910  census found on John Green Chism.  He was not born in 1848 as has been listed by other researchers. {kgk}


It is stated that John Green Chism was a brother to Thomas Chism who married Alabama Reeves).

1880 Searcy Co.AR. Film T9-56 Bear Township is:
household #320-320
Mary Chisum age 40 b. Tn. ca. 1840 Father b. Tn, Mother b.Tn.
John (son) age 17 b. ca 1863 AR. Father AR. mother Tn. (I believe this to be John Green Chism)
Mary (dau) age 12 b. ca. 1868 AR. father AR. Mother Tn.
William (son) age 10 b. ca. 1870 AR. Father AR. Mother Tn.
Jane (dau) age 1 born ca, 1879 AR. Father AR. Mother Tn.

household # 328-329
Thomas Chism age 21 b.ca. 1859 AR. Father AR. Mother Tn.(this is John Green Chism's brother)
Alabama age 18 b.ca. AR. Father AR. Mother Tn.

From 1900 and 1910 Pope Co.AR. census.


Also on 1910 Pope Co.AR. is:   (Go to 1920 census of John H. Chisum)

 John H. Chism age 21 b. AR. b.ca. 1889
Rosie (wife) age 20 b. Ar. ca.1890
Henley age 7 b. AR. b.ca. 1903
Mary J. age 5 b. AR. b.ca. 1905
Sarah age 3 b. AR. b.ca. 1907


1920 Haskell Co. Oklahome, Liberty Twp.
Household# 225-250
J.H. Chisum age 40 born Ar. Father Mo., Mother AR.
Rosa Bell age 37 born Ar. Father Tn. Mother Tn.
Henry (son) age 17 born Ar. Father Ar. Mother Ar.
Mary (dau) age 15 born Ar. Ar. Ar.
Sarah (dau) age 11 born Ar. Ar. AR.
Lee (dau) age 7 born Ar. Ar. Ar.
Ben (son) age 6 born Ar. Ar. Ar.
Hubert (son) age 4 born Ar. AR. AR.
Albert Lucas age 5 months born Ar. Ar. Ar.


1920 Pope Co.AR. Sulphin Township, dated Jan.19th.
household #14-14
Solie W. Prince age 37 b. AR. Father AR. Mother AR.
Rebekka (wife) age 29 b.ca. 1891 AR. Father Mo. Mother AR.


1920 Pope Co.AR. Northfork Townshiop
John Huff age 24 born AR. Father AR. Mother AR.
Katie age 23 born AR. Father AR. Mother AR.
Harim age 3 years 6 month old b.AR.
Stella age 1 year 6 months old b.Ar.


April 10. 1930 Creek Co Ok, Mounds twp, dist 30, image page 3
hh# 117
John Huff age 35 Ar Ar AR
Katie age 33 Ar AR Ar
Harim (sp) (son) age 12 Ar Ar AR
Stella (dau) age 10 AR AR AR
Artie (dau) age 9 AR AR AR
Odell (son) age 7 AR AR AR
Novella (dau) age 2 Ok Ar AR


Ider Collins was the daughter of Ora and Lottie (Ford) Collins, and granddaughter of Jim Franklin and Mary Evelyn (Stacy) Ford, and g-granddaughter of Alfred  & Elvira (Applegate) Stacy.  Alfred Stacy was a brother to Elizabeth (Stacy) Huff, Davidson


J. Thomas Chisum 1924...J.Thomas Chisum 1934...J.Thomas Chisum Golden years.

L/R: George, J.Thomas, John W., Rosa E.(Gregory),Chism, J. Lester, & Lois Chism.
Girl in back is: Lidia Gregory, sister of Rosa E. (Gregory) Chism.
Picture taken about 1924 and owned by: Jetta (Chism) McCool.


J. Thomas "Tommy" & Rosa Chisum
Pic taken about 1934
Pictures of Tommy and Rosa Chisum are supplied by:
Jetta (Chisum) McCool.


Rose (Gregory) Chism & J. Tommy Chism

J. Thomas Chism born Sep.01,1894 (tombstone reads Sep01,1892)died: July 26,1994 Pelsor,Pope Co.Ar.    (View Fam pic)
(m) Aug.05,1915 Pope K497)
Rosa Elizabeth Gregory born Oct. 27,1902 died:March 28,1987 buried Moore Cemetery, Pope Co.Ar.
1. George Washington Chism b. Mar.01,1916 d: Feb.04,1996 Witts Springs, Searcy,Ar. (m) Lavada Freeman (dau of George Freeman)
2. John William Chism born 1921 (m) Goldie Pearl Lynch (dau of Albert Lynch)
3. James Lester Chism born 1923 (m) Zelma Loree Humphrey (dau of Johnnie C. & Alma (Lynch) Humphrey
4. Tressie Chism born 1926 (m) Richard E. Donahue (Minister of the Assembly of God Church,Plesant Grove Community)
5. Lois Chism b.n/r (m) a Mr. Amuso--lives Sarasota, Fla.
6. Lewis Chism born 1929 (m) Mildred Freeman
7. Jesse Chism born 1931 died 1954 buried Moore Cemetery (m) Troy Jenkins Humphrey

Thomas Chism was the son of John Green and Nancy (Morris) Chism of Pope Co.Ar..(view 1920 censusView 1930 census.

1930, April 9th. Cherokee Co. Ok. Cookson Twp. Dist. 2
hh# 42
Tomie Chisum age 33 born Ok. 1896 Parents Ar.
Rosie age 30 born Ar. Parents Ar.
George (son) age 14 born Ar.
Lois (dau) age 11 born Ar.
John (son) age 9 born Ar.
Lester (son) age 7 born Ar.
Trissie (dau) age 3 born Ar.
Louis (son) age 1 born Ar.

hh# 58
O.T. Frazier age 46 born Ar. Father tn. Mother Va.
Ollie (wife) age 26 bprm Ar. Father Mo. Mother Mo.

Albert Chisum age 42 born Ar. ca. 1887 Father born Mo. Mother Ar.
Caroline (wife) age 27 born Ar. Parents Ar.
J. Albert (son) age 9 born Ar.
Esther (dau) age 8 born Ar.

hh# 69
Bill Chisum age 28 born Ar.
Ora (wfe) age 19 Ok.
Alva (son) age 2 Ar.

Bob Chisum age 20 born Ar.
Ida (wfe) age 17 Ar.
Hubert (son) 11 months old born Ok.


1920 Johnson Co.Ar. Pilot Rock township   (view 1930 census)
Tom J. Chisum age 24 born ca. 1896 Ar. Father Unknown, Mother Ar.
Rossie (wife) age 19 born ca. 1901 Ar. Father Ar. Mother Ar.
George (son) age 3 born ca. 1917 Ar. Father Ar. Mother Ar.
L or Sarah ? (name unlegable)(dau) age 1 born ca. 1919 Ar. Father Ar. Mother Ar.
Lexie King age 9 (niece) born ca 1911 Ar. Father Ky Mother Ar.



Mary Artmeis Chism born Feb. 06,1897 Pope Co.AR. died June 15,1988 Fairfax, Ok.
(m) Jan.31,1912 Pope Co.AR. J-576
Andrew Lincoln Standridge born May 30,1894 died Mar. 07,1983 Fairfax, Ok.
       isssue 7 children

Mary Artmeis (Chism) Standridge was the daughter of John Green and Nancy (Morris) Chism of Pope Co.Ar.. Andrew Lincoln Standridge was the son of John Wesley "Bob" and Sarah Ardena "Dena" (Freeman) Standridge.


This is a picture of Thomas & Alabama (Reeves) Chism
supplied by Vickie Loman (thank you Vickie)

Lydia Chisum Masterson born 1883/6 died 1909 Russelville,AR. buried Mt.Zion Cemetery
daughter of John Green and Nancy (Morris) Chism
g-daughter of Henry and  Elizabeth (Ashcroft) Morris
g-dau William and Mary Artimus (Lewellen) Chism

Lydia Chism born ca.1883 or 1886 Pope Co.AR.
(m) June 15,1902 Russelville,Ar. Pope Co.
John Daniel Masterson born Oct. 15,1884 Avo. Douglas Co.Mo. died Sep.08,1974 Mesa, Marciopa, Arizona
                child listed:
1. John Daniel Masterson born Dec. 08,1905 Russellville, Ar. Pope Co. died Dec.31,1976 Mesa,Arizona

Lydia (Chism/Chisum) Masterson was the daughter of John Green and Nancy (Morris) Chism.


Hi. I have seen your wonderful webpage and thought I could contribute my line of Chisms. John Green Chisms daughter Mollie is my great grandmother. She married Christopher Columbus King and they had Wesley Saul and Lexie Mae King. Lexie married Clayton Sanders and they had Truman, Hartsel Henry, and Billie Ray(my father). I found my grandmothers death certificate and it said Molly Chisum. Any reason for the different spelling? Mollie died in 1918 when my grandmother was 8 years old. It is said her and her brother lived with uncles after her father remarried. She spoke of uncle Tom and uncle Bill. I hope I will hear from you. It looks as though you have been working on your family along time. its great.

Thanks, Karen Sanders Duval (view Picture of Wesley King & sister Lexie King, also two Goswick girls "not identified") (Corrections)

Kay, Mollie Chism married Christopher Columbus King in 1905. Saul Wesley King was born Sept.21,1907and died May 20,1997, Lexie Mae King was born in Danville, Ark. June 5,1910 and died Dec.8,1996.Wesley's wife is still living and he has 4 children. Lexie Mae married Clayton Henry Sanders. Their children are Truman b.Sept. 10,1927 died April 1981, Hartsel Henry b. Nov.16,1929 died April 5, 1992, and Billie Ray(my father) b.April 15,1937 died April 18,2001. All born in Arkansas. I am gathering pictures and hope to send some of Mollie and C.C to you. I hope this helps.
(Corrections 5/21/03) Note below:


Thanks Karen for update.

                   This picture is Lexie in front and Saul Wesley (we call him Wes) the other two girls are said to be Goswicks. Can you help me out any? Do you know who they are??   Thanks Karen Sanders Duval


1910 Pope CoAr.Sulphun Twp. Dist 94
John G. Chism age 49 born Ar. Father Ms. Mother Tn.
Sally (wife) age 49 Ar. Father Tn. Mother Mo.
Thomas (son) age 15 Ar. Father Ar. Mother Ar.
Mary (dau) age 13 Ar.
Annie (dau) age 10
William (son) age 8
Ollie (dau) age 5
James Huff (step son) age 17
John Huff (step son) age 15
William Prince (step son) age 4
Robert Chism (son) age 3 months


              Ollie Chism, Frazier, Henson


1930 Sequeqoh Oklahoma McKey township
hh# 27-27  (view Newton Co.Ar. marriages)
Jose Ford age 38 born Ar. Father Tn. Mother Ar. (view 1910 census of Joseph)
Jennie age 40 born Ar.
Louisa (dau) age 14 born Ar.
Homer (son) age 12 born Ar.
Richard (son) age 11 born Ar.
George (son) age 10 born Ar. (married April 23,1949 Elma Fay Henson, dau o Foy & Iva Henson)
Lina L. (dau) age 8 born AR.
Annie M (dau) age 5 born Ar.
Hubbard (son) age 3 and 1/2 born Ar.
Leon (son) age 6 months born Ar.
Wilson/William F. HARRIS (father in law) age 74 born Ar.


1910 Pope Co.Ar. Sulphin Township, NorthFork Road
hh# 79

William Ford age 130 born Tn. (big question on Williams age)
Elizabeth age 56 born Tn. Father Ind. Mother Tn.
Joseph A. (son) age 15 born Ar. Father Tn. Mother Tn. (married Jennie Harris)

William F. Harris age 52 (widower) born Ar., Father Ky. Moter Ar.
Jennie (daughter) age 22 (single) born Ar. Father Ar. MOther Ar. (married Joseph Aleck Ford)
(view 1930 census)

Click on picture to view larger picture.



Josephine “Josie” Chisum Prince, 93, a resident of the Victor Community in northern Pope County , died Saturday, November 19, 2005 , at Legacy Lodge Nursing Home in Russellville.

          She was born June 13, 1912 , at Victor to John Green and Sarah “Sallie” Elizabeth Goswick Chisum.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Falling Water Church .  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, L. Monroe Prince; a son, Hervie Joe Prince; a daughter, Mildred E. Prince; eight brothers, James A., John, and Virgil N. Huff, William T. Prince, Robert W., John R., J. Thomas, and William H. Chisum; and eight sisters, Rebecca Rains, Lydia Masterson, Mollie King, Nancy Chisum, Mary Standridge, Martha Chisum, Annie Ford, and Ollie Henson.

          Survivors include a son, Hartsill E. Prince of Hector; five grandchildren, Lannie Prince of Russellville, Randy Prince of Searcy, Joe Prince and Belinda Dillard both of Mustang, Oklahoma, and Brenda Kay Kniffen of Sedan, Kansas; 16 great grandchildren; and 15 great great grandchildren.

          Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2005, at the Falling Water Church with the Rev. Lester Chisum officiating.  Burial will be in Brock Cemetery at Victor under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service.

          Active pallbearers will be Randy, Lannie, Josh, and Joe Prince, Joe Prince Jr., and Arlie Chisum.  Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Dillard and Mathew Hill.

          Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2005 , at the funeral home.


Mollie Chism King, husband and son..Click to enlarge.

James T. Goswick