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Elizabeth YEARY
Husband:  Charles CHRISMAN
Birth:  3 Sep 1793, Lee Co., VA
Death:  Jan 1844, Jackson Co., MO
Father:  Gabriel E. CHRISMAN, descendant of Jacob CHRISMAN of Alsace-Lorraine
Mother:  Jane COX
Marriage:  by 1824
Wife:  Elizabeth YEARY
Birth:  1802/3, VA
Death:  aft. 1850
Other Spouse:  m2. 24 Mar 1848, Jackson Co., MO, John L. FOSTER (b. 1801/2, VA)
Father:  William YEARY
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__
Children (data in braces are {age, birthplace} from the 1850 census):
born in Lee Co., VA:
  1.  Rebecca CHRISMAN, b. 7 Mar 1825  {24, VA
  2.  Sanders CHRISMAN, b. Nov 1826  {23, KY}
  3.  Darthula/Dorthula H. CHRISMAN, b. 1825-30; d. 1848-50; m. 1847, Alex DUNN (b. 1821, VA) 
  4.  Ewing CHRISMAN, b. 1825-30; may have m. 10 Apr 1848, Jackson Co., MO, Martha FOSTER
  5.  Margaret CHRISMAN, b. 1832/3  {17, VA}

born in ?:
  6.  Jane CHRISMAN, b. 1834; d.s.p. 1848

born in MO (probably Howard or Jackson Co.): 
  7.  Charles CHRISMAN, b. 1835/6  {14, MO}
  8.  Melinda CHRISMAN, b. 1839/40  {10, MO}
  9.  Sarah E. CHRISMAN, b. 1840/1  {9, MO}
10.  Martha F. CHRISMAN, b. 1843/4  {6, MO}
11.  Francis CHRISMAN, b. ca. 1845; d.s.p. by 1850


1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Missouri Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-227):
Foster, John L. Chrisman, Elizabeth [Mrs] 24 Mar 1848 Jackson Co.
Chrisman, Ewing Foster, Martha 10 Apr 1848 Jackson Co.
There were children of other CHRISMAN families marrying in Jackson Co. about this time, so I can't be certain the Ewing CHRISMAN who married Martha FOSTER is the son of our subjects, but it seems highly likely.  Unfortunately, I cannot find Ewing in the 1850 census anyone know where he was?

2.  1820 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 of 25; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 VA Lee Co. p. 128 Chrisman Charles 000100-00100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Charles (b. 1793)
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Elizabeth (b. 1802/3)
1 person engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."

3.  1830 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13-14 of 78; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 VA Lee Co. pp. 296B-297A Chrisman Charles 200 001 - 200 010 010 000 - 000 000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 white males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Ewing
= Sanders (b. 1826)
1 white male 30-39 1790-1800 = Charles (b. 1793) 
2 white females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Darthula (b. ca. 1828)
= Rebecca (b. 1825)
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Elizabeth (b. 1802/3)
1 male slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ?
The list was roughly alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.  Other CHRISMANs on the same page:  Gabriel, Gabriel, Isaac, Jacob, Joel, Nimrod, and Walker.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Chrisman, Charles MO Howard Co. p. 68

5.  1850 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #30 of 117):  Blue Twp., Jackson Co., MO, p. 276A, 4/4, enumerated 27 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Foster Jno L 48 F Farmer 650 Va
  "    Eliz 47 F     "
Chrisman Margt 17 F     "
   "     Charles 14 M     Mo
   "     Melinda 10 F     "
   "     Sarah E  9 F     "
   "     Martha? F  6 F     "
All I can confidently say about "Martha's" name is that it begins with an "M" and has a "t" towards the end.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

7.  Messages in the Chrisman Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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