William J. Chisholm, Confederate veteran
William J. Chisholm was born Sept. 6, 1843 in Troy (Montgomery County) North Carolina, to John and Mary Chisholm, the descendants of Scottish immigrants. John’s occupation was listed as both a farmer and a mechanic. William enlisted in Montgomery County on March 1, 1862 as a private with Company F, 44th Regiment of N.C. Troops. He joined Company E, 28th Regiment of N.C. Troops in March-August 1862 “without a transfer.” He mustered in as a private and was promoted to Corporal in Nov. 1862 – July 1864. He was present or accounted for until paroled at Farmville, Virginia April 11-21 1865. William died on Feb. 29, 1888 in Troy. He is buried with his parents in the Chisholm Family Cemetery just south of Troy.