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From: James C Childress <>
Subject: Alabama Childress
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 06:26:28 -0600
As I am new to the list I will give what I have up to about 1920
James Clemons Childress
Ancestors of RUFUS MORGAN CHILDRESS
Generation No. 1
1. RUFUS MORGAN CHILDRESS, born April 1856 in GUNTERSVILLE, AL.; died
November 17, 1931 in KIRBYTOWN, AL. He was the son of 2. ROBERT C.
CHILDRESS and 3. DELILAH CHILDRESS. He married (1) DELIAH J. (SHAD)
BRYANT January 20, 1878 in GUNTERSVILLE, AL.. She was born June 1862 in
ALABAMA, and died Abt. 1904. She was the daughter of RIAL BRYANT and
ISABELLA C. WOMACK.
Notes for RUFUS MORGAN CHILDRESS:
I WAS TOLD THIS BY UNC (ERNEST ) IT COULD BE TRUE A CHILDRESS MOVED TO
THE LANGSON/GUNTERSVILEE AREA FROM MURPHSBORO, TENN. AND HIS FAMILY WAS
FROM THE CAROLINAS. NOTHING EXISTS TO DENY OR VERIFY THIS.
THE 1870 CENSUS SHOW RUFUS, 14 LIVING WITH ROBERT, 23 ALONE.
I HAVE A COPY OF HIS ESTATE SETTLEMENT FROM FRED CHILDRESS
RUFUS IS LISTED IN THE MARRIAGES OF MARSHALL COUNTY 1877-1887 AS MARRIED
TO DELILA J. BRYANT. HE WAS MARRIED BY JAMES B. SCOTT ON JAN. 20, 1878
AT HOME OF WILLIAM WOMAC. LATTER CENSUS SHOW HER NAME SPELLED DELILAH
J.(1900) ALSO KNOWN AS SHAD.
THE 1920 CENSUS SHOWS BROTHER ANDY M. 70 LIVING WITH RUFUS
AND NO WIFE LISTED. IT ALSO SHOWS FATHER BORN IN TENNESSEE.
LISTED IN 1920 CENSUS AS RUFUS C. NOT MORGAN AGE 63 SO BORN ABT 1857 THE
1900 CENSUS SHOWS RUFUS M.
Notes for DELIAH J. (SHAD) BRYANT:
THIS WAS TAKEN FROM THE SS APPLICATION FOR RILEY CHILDRESS HER SON. THIS
SHOWS ON A BRYANT TREE AS SHAD (DELILAH)
BORN JUNE 1862
Marriage Notes for RUFUS CHILDRESS and DELIAH BRYANT:
THIS DATE IS FROM AL MARRIAGES AT GUNTERSVILLE LIBRARY AND CHECKS
WITH NUMBER OF YEARS MARRIED ON 1920 CENSUS SHOWS THEM LIVING AT
PRECINCT 6 WAKEFIELD THE CENSUS SHOWS 11 CHILDREN BORN TO THEM MARRIAGE
BOOK 1877-81 PAGE 147 MARSHALL CO. AL
MARRIAGE BOOK #151-12 rUFUS CHILDRESS TO DELILA J. BRYANT ON JAN. 20,
1878 BY JAMES B. SCOTT JP. AT WILLIAM WOMACKS. BOND RUFUS CHILDRESS AND
Generation No. 2
2. ROBERT C. CHILDRESS, born Bet. 1803 - 1806 in TENNESSEE; died August
09, 1857 in GUNTERSVILLE, AL.. He was the son of 4. JOHN CHILDRESS JR.
and 5. MARY POLLY KIRBY. He married 3. DELILAH CHILDRESS Abt. 1830 in
3. DELILAH CHILDRESS, born Abt. 1813; died Bet. 1860 - 1870.
Notes for ROBERT C. CHILDRESS:
"FARMER OLANDER DISTRICT, MARSHALL CO. ALA. LOCATED IN THE NORTH EAST
QUARTER SECTION, TOWNSHIP 7 OF RANGE 5 EAST 1843
1840 CN OF MARSHALL CO PROBATE MINUTES 1837-44 PAGE 280, 1856-58 PP
309,196,156,197, 195-6, 224,243, 264, 299, EST SETTLED 3/14/1860- 4/20
GUARDIAN FOR WM. R. AND SOLOMON SANDERS, CHILDREN OF ELISHA. DEC. 9 1846
F.R3,289, R. R. BK 10-586 CASE NO. 385, BOX 99
FIRST SETTLERS IN MARSHALL CO. AL BY STREET. 1843 SETTLED BETWEEN TOWN
CREEK COUNTRY AND MOUNTAIN ON S. E. AND NO. OF CREEK ANOTHER LISTED AS
ROBERT OWED ESTATE OF E. W. DILLARD IN JACKSON CO. AL, 1857 TN VALLEY
LEAVES 3/1980 P. 110. AL RECORDS 139 P. 69 A COMMISSIONER AT
EST.SETTLEMNT OF ALLEN JOHNSON 1851 MARSHALL CO. AL.
I HAVE A COPY OF THE ESTATE SETTLEMENT AS HE DIED WITHOUT A WILL. IT IS
FROM THE RESEARCH OF FRED CHILDRESS AND MARY PAGE.
1850 CENSUS OF MARSHALL CO18601870
CHILDRESS ROBERT 47 TN
DELILA 37DELILAH 45
JOHN 10JOHN N, 20
ROBERT 03ROBERT 1423
ANDREW 01ANDREW M 11
JAMES S 07
RUFUS M. 0414
SMITH KITTYVIRGINIA70 BLACK
Notes for DELILAH CHILDRESS:
THE COMPLETE CENSUS OF ALA FOR 1820-30-40-50 COMPILED BY MRS MOLLY
REIGARD SHOWS ON PAGE 32 ROBERT 47 WM TN AND DELILA 37 WF AL WITH 5
LISTED CHILDREN IN MARSHALL COUNTY.
1850 CENSUS 266-33-33 ALL CHILDREN BORN IN ALA
NANCY 15 WF JOHN 10 WM ROBERT 3 WM
SARAH 13 WF ANDREW 1 WM
LISTED DELILAH 1860 CENSUS MARSHALL CO PAGE 834 DWELLING 687 AS
FARMER REAL ESTATE $800 PERSONAL PROPERTY $570. COULD NOT READ OR WRITE
(APPARENTLY A WIDOW) ROBERT DIED AUG 9 1857
Children of ROBERT CHILDRESS and DELILAH CHILDRESS are:
i.MARY AMANDA CHILDRESS, born Abt. 1833; married FRANCES M. BRUCE
1849; born Abt. 1827 in GA..
Notes for MARY AMANDA CHILDRESS:
DIED BEFORE ROBERT
ii.NANCY ANN CHILDRESS, born July 15, 1835 in MARSHAL, AL.; died
August 27, 1907 in WOOSLEY CEM,. AL; married JOHN JOHNSON, JR January 21,
1855 in MARSHAL, AL. BY O.B. COOPER; born September 06, 1829 in TN; died
December 16, 1895 in WOOSLEY CEM,. AL..
Marriage Notes for NANCY CHILDRESS and JOHN JOHNSON:
AL RECORDS 139 PAGE 96 BK 1853-57 PAGE 138 AT RES. OF ROBERT CHILDRESS
iii.SARAH CHILDRESS, born November 05, 1836 in MARSHAL, AL.; died
January 28, 1914 in MARSHAL, AL. VAUGHT IN JACKSON CO; married HIRAM W.
VAUGHT February 15, 1855 in JACKSON, AL; born July 03, 1833 in JACKSON,
AL; died April 23, 1897 in JACKSON, AL.
iv.JOHN N. (M.) CHILDRESS, born Abt. 1840 in MARSHAL, AL.; died in
MARSHAL, AL; married CATHERINE GODWIN October 18, 1868 in M. BK
1857-1869, 279 MARSHALL CO AL; born Abt. 1846 in MARSHAL, AL..
Marriage Notes for JOHN CHILDRESS and CATHERINE GODWIN:
SON OF ROBERT AND DELILAH. MARRIAGE BOOK 1857-1869 MARSHALL CO. AL
v.ROBERT M. CHILDRESS, born April 13, 1846 in MARSHAL, AL.; died Abt.
1900 in VAUGHT CEMETERY JACKSON, AL; married MARY LOUISE COLLINS
September 05, 1871 in M. BK 1869-76 P 114 MARSHALL CO. AL; born Abt.
Marriage Notes for ROBERT CHILDRESS and MARY COLLINS:
MARRIED MARSHALL CO. BY THOMAS MAY
vi.ANDREW M. CHILDRESS, born Abt. 1850.
Notes for ANDREW M. CHILDRESS:
LISTED IN 1870 CENSUS IN INDEPENDENCE CO. BIG BOTTOM TWP 21 YEARS OLD
LIVING WITH WILLIAM SAMBERT 21 AND MARGARET 17.
1880 CENSUS ARK 31 BOARDER SIGLE LIVING WITH ANDREW GREG
1891 FROM MINNIE JOHNSON DIARY ANDREW LIVES IN NEW ARK ARK.
LISTED 1910 CENSUS MARSHALL CO AL
ANDREW 57 BOARDER WITH JOHN MC CLENDON
LISTED IN 1920 AS 70, LIVING WITH RUFUS 63 . LISTED AS WIDOWED
THERE IS NO INDICATION HE EVER MARRIED.
LISTED IN PROBATE AS ANDERSON
LISTED WITH RUFUS ON CENSUS AS WIDOWED
vii.JAMES SHERFIELD CHILDRESS, born May 20, 1854 in MARSHAL, AL.; died
June 12, 1927 in ELLIS CO. TEXAS BARDWELL CEM; married MIKEL CALDONA
ARMSTRONG August 31, 1873; born December 09, 1854; died May 02, 1917.
Notes for JAMES SHERFIELD CHILDRESS:
FROM NOTES RECEIVED FROM MARY PAGE
I DON'T THINK WE EVER LOOKED IN GEORGIA FOR ROBERT IN THE 1830 CENSUS.
THE COUNTY LINES OF MADISON AND JACKSON IN ALA. CHANGED MANY TIMES AND
FOR A WHILE THERE WAS A COUNTY BETWEEN THEM. AS YOU CAN SEE AGNES IN
1830 LIVED IN MARSHALL CO. AND HER HUSBAND WAS DAVID AND NO RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN THEM WAS FOUND. THE OTHER FAMILY IN MARSHALL CO. WAS ISSAC WHO
WAS IN MC MINN TENN DURING THE 1830 CENSUS. NO KINSHIP WAS FOUND, BUT
SOME OF THE NAMES IN HIS FAMILY WERE SIMILAR TO OURS. THE ONLY OTHER
SUGGESTION I HAVE IS TO TRY TO LOCATE PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH ROBERT. I
FOUND ELISHA SANDERS SR AND JR. IN RUTHERFORD CO IN 1812 TRYING TO GET
THE COUNTY SEAT CHANGED. IN 1812 JOHN CHILDRESS RWS WAS ELSEWHERE,
POSSIBLY SEVIER CO TENN.
MARY ALSO NOTED THAT JAMES ( GRANDPA JIM) WAS 5 FOOT 8 INCHES, RED
HEADED, BLUE EYES AND VERY LEAN. HAD A SKIN CANCER UNDER HIS JAW LINE.
Marriage Notes for JAMES CHILDRESS and MIKEL ARMSTRONG:
MARRIED BY THOMAS S. MAY
1viii.RUFUS MORGAN CHILDRESS, born April 1856 in GUNTERSVILLE, AL.;
died November 17, 1931 in KIRBYTOWN, AL; married DELIAH J. (SHAD) BRYANT
January 20, 1878 in GUNTERSVILLE, AL.. This is my great grandfather
These are the most likely ancestors of Robert C. Childress
Generation No. 3
4. JOHN CHILDRESS JR., born Bet. 1779 - 1780 in VIRGINIA; died Bet.
1840 - 1850. He was the son of 8. JOHN CHILDRESS and 9. ? EDMONDSON. He
married 5. MARY POLLY KIRBY November 08, 1796 in BLONT CO TN.
5. MARY POLLY KIRBY, born in VIRGINIA. She was the daughter of 10.
Children of JOHN JR. and MARY KIRBY are:
i.ELIZABETH CHILDRESS, married ASA RUSSELL GREEN 1834.
ii.RICHARD CHILDRESS, born 1800; married REBECCA WHITE.
2iii.ROBERT C. CHILDRESS, born Bet. 1803 - 1806 in TENNESSEE; died
August 09, 1857 in GUNTERSVILLE, AL; married DELILAH CHILDRESS Abt. 1830
in JACKSON, AL.
iv.REBECCA CHILDRESS, born 1807; married JAMES RUSSEL Abt. 1827 in
v.JOHN KIRBY CHILDRESS, born November 06, 1815; died November 24, 1897
in SCOTTSBORO AL; married RUTH BURGESS 1840; born March 11, 1820 in
GEORGIA; died April 23, 1877 in SCOTTSBORO AL.
vi.JOEL CHILDRESS, born 1798; married NANCY CLARK.
Generation No. 4
8. JOHN CHILDRESS, born December 02, 1759 in ABERMARLE CO. VA.. He was
the son of JOHN CHILDRESS. He married 9. ? EDMONDSON.
9. ? EDMONDSON
Child of JOHN CHILDRESS and ? EDMONDSON is:
4i.JOHN CHILDRESS JR., born Bet. 1779 - 1780 in VIRGINIA; died Bet.
1840 - 1850; married MARY POLLY KIRBY November 08, 1796 in BLONT CO TN.
10. RICHARD KIRBY
Child of RICHARD KIRBY is:
5i.MARY POLLY KIRBY, born in VIRGINIA; married JOHN CHILDRESS JR.
November 08, 1796 in BLONT CO TN.