Descendants of William Childers Childress
Generation No. 1

 

1. William Childers2 Childress (John1) was born Abt. 1740 in Va or NC, and died Bef. 1800 in
prob NC or Pendleton Co SC. He married Mary unknown Eastern Cherokee in NC. She was born
Abt. 1740 in NC, and died Bef. 1810 in SC.

 

Notes for William Childers Childress:
From the research I have gathered, it seems William Childress/Childers, father of John,
brought his family to Old Pendleton District SC before the Revolution. I do not know if he did
die in the Revolution. I have not pursued this, but plan to do so in the near future. I have
not done any research in this area. The fact has not been proven by documented records that
William is the father of the listed children, except some old letters in the Taylor family
that list Wm as the father of Rebecca who married James Taylor. However, he is the logical
choice, based on non- documented evidence. The file on William is subject to change as I find
updated information. The children listed for William are documented by evidence.

 

More About William Childers Childress:
Name 2: Unknown Childers
Date born 2: Abt. 1740, Amelia Co Va
Died 2: Bef. 1810

 

More About Mary unknown Eastern Cherokee:
Date born 2: Abt. 1754
Census: 1800, Living next door to John Childress in Old Pendleton Co SC

 

More About William Childress and Mary Cherokee:
Marriage: NC

 

Children of William Childress and Mary Cherokee are:

 

1                     i.            Abraham "Abram" Childers3 Childress, b. Abt. 1768, NC; d. probably TN.

 

2                     ii.            Rebekah Childers Childress, b. Abt. 1772, SC; d. Bef. 1840, prob Spartanburg Co SC.

 

3                     iii. John Childers Childress, b. Abt. 1768, NC; d. Abt. 1822, Tennessee, Bradley or
McMinn Co or Old Pendleton Co SC.

 

4                     iv. Douglass Childers Childress, b. 1785, Old Pendleton Co SC; d. Aft. 1860, LaFayette
Co Ark..

 

 

v. Possibly William Childers Childress, b. 1780, Old Pendleton Co SC.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Abraham "Abram" Childers3 Childress (William Childers2, John1) was born Abt. 1768 in NC,
and died in probably TN. He married unknown Creek Nation.

 

More About Abraham "Abram" Childers Childress:
Date born 2: Abt. 1780
Census: Bet. 1800 - 1810, Pendleton District SC

 

Children of Abraham Childress and unknown Nation are:

 

6.              i. Lemuel Childers4 Childress, b. Abt. 1785, SC; d. Aft. 1850, Indian Territory
Arkansas/Missouri.

 

ii. Gideon Childers Childress, b. Abt. 1804, SC; d. probably on the Cherokee Trail.

 

iii. Henry Childers Childress, b. 1788, SC.

 

3. Rebekah Childers3 Childress (William Childers2, John1) was born Abt. 1772 in SC, and died
Bef. 1840 in prob Spartanburg Co SC. She married James S. Taylor Abt. 1792 in SC. He was
born Abt. 1754 in Va or Ireland, and died Bef. 1820 in Greenville or Spartanburg Co SC.

 

Notes for Rebekah Childers Childress:
Rebecca Childress is mentioned as the aunt of the John Childress children in a Cherokee
application document. So she would be the sister of John, Abraham, and Douglas.
I do think Rebekah is the second wife of James Taylor. He probably married her after he had
migrated to SC from Rutherford Co NC.

 

More About Rebekah Childers Childress:
Date born 2: Abt. 1766
Date born 3: Abt. 1772, SC
Census: 1820, Living with son David in SC

 

Notes for James S. Taylor:
James S. Taylor was (more than likely) the ggg grandfather of my mother Gladys Beatrice Smith.
Before the Revolution, a James Taylor resided in Rutherford Co NC. He received a land grant
and moved to SC . James' son William N. Taylor was born in SC in 1794. He migrated to Lumpkin
Co Georgia in the early 1800's. His daughter Harriet Elizabeth Taylor married Thomas Harrison
Smith. Their first born son William Joseph was the grandfather of my mother. However, I have
not firmly established that this James is the son of Robert (1715) He could have been the son

 

of William, son of Robert who migrated to Buncombe near his brother John.

 

Possibly, Rebekah Childress was the second wife of James Taylor. I do not know who he married
prior to the Rev War. He was living in Rutherford Co NC once old Tryon at the time. Brothers:
Jeremiah, Arthur, Caleb, Joshua and old Robert, father were also in the Revolution.

 

Source:Page 202=203 Spartanburg Co Deeds
Aug 14, 1797: James Taylor (Spartanburg) to James Southerlin for $77.00 sold 77 acres on
Floyd's Creek BorderEnoch Floyd, Charles Whitton, and James Wooford: Grant/ June 5, 1786 Gov.
William Moultrie to Thomas Sexton and by his will to Samuel Sexton who sold to James Taylor.
Witness: William Rhodes, Thomas Westmorland. and Thomas Moore JP.Signed James Taylor.
certified August 14, 1797. by Thomas Moore, Rec. Nov 2, 1798.

 

(Dower renounced Rebekah Taylor to William Smith Oct 11, 1797.) Rebekah Taylor was the
daughter of William Childress of Old Pendleton Co SC.according to some family information from
another family researcher.

 

James is listed in the Federal census for Spartanburg in the years: 1800,and 1810 Spartanburg
Co SC.
Rebekah and son David are in the 1820 census for Spartanburg Co living as neighbors. His son
William (b. 1794) moved to Ga in the 1820's.

 

Old Tryon Co NC Deeds: James Taylor, 300 acres on both sides of Glenhorn's Creek that joins
James Adair's land Warrant 1109 Jan 19, 1773.

 

July 1774 Court session James Taylor and Merry McGuire were ordered by the court to serve as
constables in Tryon County. Source: Tryon Co NC Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
1769-1779. This James Taylor was one of the few Taylors living near old Robert, 3 others:
Arthur, Joshua and Caleb. All firmly established as sons of old Robert.

 

A James Taylor is mentioned many times in Old Tryon Co NC records in the 1778's. He is also
mentioned in many records for Rutherford Co before 1790. Others mentioned in Rutherford old
Robert Taylor and sons: Caleb, Joshua, John . William, and Arthur.

 

In April of 1778, James Taylor was appointed guardian of the children of the late George Watts
upon the death of Benjamin Harden, former guardian. Children listed were: Rachael, Leah,
Jacob, and F? Minors of George Watts. Balance of the estate of the minor children was 229
pounds. Source: Tryon Co NC Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1769-1779.

 

I have two James Taylors listed in the Rev War for NC. I do not know which James Taylor is the
correct one.

 

James NC .Sergeant Apr 20, 1784 received 535 acres ( I do knt know if this is the same James
Taylor)

 

A Martha Taylor b/ 1785 in SC is living with Parker in 1850 Newton Co. I have not found where
she might fit in this picture. I have not definitely established Parker is a family member.
This was sent by another member of the James Taylor family. She could well be an unmarried
sister to Parker. Possibly Martha is an older sister of Parker.

 

Many thanks to my cousin Dewayne Taylor for sharing the info that he has gathered.

 

Some of the information came from notes of Ray Speck and Bob Carruth. I thank them for their
research.

 

More About James S. Taylor:
Date born 2: Abt. 1757
Date born 3: 1768
Died 2: 1814, Sc
Census 1: NC and SC
Census 2: Lived in Rutherford (Tryon) Co NC before moving to SC before 1790.
Census 3: 1810, Spartanburg Co SC or old Pendleton Co
Deed: Spartanburg Deed index James Taylor 77 acresbook F page 202 Rebecah renounces her dower
interest. She places her mark so she probably could not write.
Property: owned land on Buffalo Creek at Broad River and Rocky Creek in Greenville Co. and

 

More About James Taylor and Rebekah Childress:
Marriage: Abt. 1792, SC

 

Children of Rebekah Childress and James Taylor are:

 

1                     i. William N.4 Taylor, b. 1794, Spartanburg Co SC; d. 01 Nov 1870, Lumpkin /later
Dawson Co Ga.

 

2                     ii. David S. senior Taylor, b. 10 Jun 1802, Spartanburg Co South Carolina; d. 14 Nov
1863, Simpsonville, Greenville Co. SC.

 

3                     iii.            Anna Taylor, b. Abt. 1805, Spartanburg Co SC; d. Aft. 1880, Georgia.

 

4                     iv.            John Bayliss Taylor, b. 13 May 1817, Spartanburg Co SC; d. Aft. 1880, Ga.

 

 

4. John Childers3 Childress (William Childers2, John1) was born Abt. 1768 in NC, and died Abt.

 

1822 in Tennessee, Bradley or McMinn Co or Old Pendleton Co SC. He married Nancy "Patsy"
Duncan Abt. 1790 in Laurens Co SC, daughter of John Duncan and Unknown Cherokee. She was born
1774 in NC, and died Aft. 1860 in Hall or Forsyth Co Ga.

 

Notes for John Childers Childress:

 

References: I have used multiple sources for my collected data including, but not limited to
the following: family bibles, library materials, on line data bases, especially census
records, family trees,courthouse records, State and local government files. I have tried to be
as accurate as possible, but mistakes can be made. I found this many times in census records.
Please share with kindness, This tree was created for my family and others in their
genealogical quest.
I have conflicting names for the husband of Nancy Duncan Childers Childress in affidavits: one
being Abraham, another John. In the one affidavit listing Abraham, another name is crossed out
and Abraham written in.I think this person was prompted to do so. I am leaning more toward
John, as he is definitely listed in the early census for old Pendleton Co SC which backs up
the affidavit of John M. Taylor who states John was the father of his wife. He was very
adament about this. He also states John's wife was Nancy Duncan, Cherokee, sister of John
Duncan. John Duncan was definitely Cherokee and received land on High Tower River in Ga before
the removal. Also, affidavits state he had two brothers Abraham or Abram and Douglas.I have
found Douglas and all his family. which supports this statement.

 

It seems apparent by all records I have found that : John Childers was one half Cherokee, His
mother was full and his father was white. According to records, they lived among the Cherokee
and the children of John and Nancy Duncan Childress Childers spoke the language. The Childress
name was changed to Childers when the family moved to Georgia before the removal. Family
tradition states they changed their name so that no one would know they were Eastern Cherokee.

 

Before 1790, John was living in Old Pendleton Co SC . He was listed in old Pendleton until
1810. According to his grandson Ira Childers,(b 1824 McMinn Co Tn he died before the removal.
He was listed in the 1820 census for Greenville Co SC. He was not listed on the 1830 census
for McMinn Co TN with Nancy. She is living next door to their older son William C.. According
to the Cherokee application, his family kept the secret of the Childress heritage as a
Cherokee because they did not want anyone to know about this. Apparently they were afraid or
ashamed of the fact. (Affidavit: Cherokee application for John H. Hubbard,grandson) John died
several years before Nancy Duncan Childers who was born in 1774.

 

Son, Samuel Childress stated in his prison record, he, Samuel, was born in Laurens Co in 1811,
but moved on to Greenville Co. SC as a child. In 1820, they are living in Greenville Co SC.
This apparently was where they met the Taylor family as my ggggrandparents William Taylor Jr.
and Anna Childers were married in Greenville Co SC before moving to Lumpkin Co Ga prior to
1830. Samuel lists his brothers and sisters but he does not mention his father. Probably
because he had already died. (see listing of siblings under Samuel Childress)

 

In 1830, Nancy was living next door to her older son William Childers,father of Ira, near Lem
Childress/Childers' Mill in McMinn Co TN. Living next door to William were Thomas and Mary
Childress/Childers Goff. Mary was a daughter of John and Nancy. (They were listed as
Childress, which was very common for the name to switch back and forth from Childers to
Childress.)

 

Between 1830-1833, Nancy ChildersChildress, wife to John had moved to Lumpkin Co. She was
listed on the 1834 Lumpkin Co census with 3 children who would be Martha, and Nancy and one of
the others. I am sure she got her children out before the removal because she was almost full
Cherokee herself. (Cherokee application for great grandson) The Goff family moved to Lumpkin
Co Ga, also. She had now changed her name to Childers.

 

In 1840, Nancy was still living in Lumpkin Co/ Captain John's District, near all the Taylor
Family members that her children married into. Near her is Robert Childers and one female same
age range. This is more than likely a relative of her husband.Nancy continued in the Lumpkin
Co census through 1850.
In 1860, she was listed with her daughter Nancy Childers Hubbard in Forsyth Co. Ga. She dies
soon after.
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According to a document in the Cherokee application package of John H. Hubbard grandson of
John, the affidavit of Ira Childers, son of William C. Childers, states: his grandfather had
two brothers living in Bradley Co Tennessee during the time of the removal of the Cherokees.
They were Lem and Gid Childers.They were all part Cherokees. These were more than likely the
nephews of John and sons of Abraham and part Cherokee. They would have been too young to be
the brothers of John. However, they were on Eastern Cherokee Rolls. Lemuel was sent to Indian
Territory Arkansas and was listed on the census there.

 

Another affidavit by John M. Taylor, first cousin to John Hubbard, states John
Childers/Childress wife was Nancy Duncan. She was the mother of his mother Martha
Childers/Childress. (The Duncans were almost full Cherokee)

 

An entry in the early records for Cherokees in TN states Lemuel Childers Childress was white
and married Nancy Vann/ Cherokee. So the Cherokee Nation must have been stronger on the Duncan
and Vann sides, unless John, Abraham, and Douglas had different mothers. Lemuel Childers
probably did not claim Cherokee heritage through his father.

 

In another Affidavit by John M. Taylor, he states clearly his g grandfather was John
Childers/Childress. He states he does not know if his grandfather John was recognized as
Cherokee but all his children were. He states his mother Martha Childress Taylor told him she
and her people were raised among the Indian tribe and could speak the language.

 

They were raised in Pendleton Co, according to him, which conflicts with the prison record of
Samuel Childress/Childers who stated he was born in Laurens but grew up in Greeneville Co SC.
(He is definitely a brother, because he named all his brothers and sisters and who they
married. The information he gave was correct. However, they could have moved a few times. They
did reside in Old Pendleton from 1790 until before 1820. Old Pendleton was at one time a part
of Laurens. Rebecca, daughter of John and Nancy Childress Childers married William Burns. They
are listed in the 1840 census for Pickens Co Sc which was at one time,old Pendleton, also.

 

John Taylor states after his grandfather John Childers/Childress died in Anderson Co SC (Once
old Pendleton) and his Grandmother moved to Georgia, but she is on the 1830 census for McMinn
Co next door to her son William and daughter Mary, and husband Thomas Goff. She moved to
Georgia before 1840. He states he never saw his Uncle Abraham nor Douglas. He states Douglas
Childers had a daughter Annie who married her first cousin William, brother to his mother.
Douglas also lived in Pickens Co SC once old Pendleton before migrating to Georgia.

 

Robert Childers living next door to Nancy in the 1840 census for Lumpkin Co is possibly a
first cousin to John. He is in the same age range.

 

Cherokee info:
William Ira Childers was born in McMinn Co Tn in 1824 and remembers the removal well ; how
Lem, his son Levi, Gid and his son Henry were removed from their lands and taken off with all
the other Cherokees. This was between 1835-1838. I have not found Gideon. Possibly he was one
of those who did not reach Cherokee lands and is buried somewhere between Tennessee and
Arkansas.

 

Lemuel Childers/Childress is on the removal list for Tennessee, according to the Cherokee
application. Lem Childers is also on the 1835 Henderson Roll of Eastern Cherokees. Grandson,
Levi and his descendants are in Indian Territory, Oklahoma. I think I saw them in Sequoyah Co.
Their descendants are on the Cherokee Rolls.
Ira Childers states all his Childers relatives were of Cherokee descent, but his mother was
white. His grandfather had already died before the removal.

 

His nephew, John Hubbard, son of Nancy Childress Hubbard, stated to the Guion- Miller board
that none of the family talked about his grandfather because he was a Cherokee and they did
not want anyone in Ga to know it and they did not want to claim kin to the Cherokees.
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In a will dated March 23, 1825 in Greenville Co SC, Richard Childers Sr. has his executors:
sons John and Robert. His heirs are : Wife Martha, sons: Robert, John, Abraham, daughters:
Fanny, Nancy, Sarah, Hannah, Patsy Melindy, Betsy and Lucy. I do not know if this is the same
Abraham and John but the family is probably related.
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John Childress between the age of 20-30 is living next door to Samuel, son of John, in the
1830 census for McMinn Co Tn. I definitely think he is a son of Nancy and Abraham, too. He
must have died or stayed in Tennessee. He has one son under the age of 5. His wife is between
20-30.

 

I have not, to date, been able to pinpoint the parents of John, Abraham, and Douglas Childers.
If John was in fact, full Cherokee, as the application states, they would have gone by their
Cherokee name. I think he was probably half Cherokee.
Several of the children of Isaiah and Nancy Childers/Childress Hubbard filed on the Guion-
Miller Roll. I only ordered that of John.

 

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More About John Childers Childress:
Date born 2: Abt. 1765, Cherokee Lands NC
Census 1: 1820, Greenville Co SC
Census 2: Bet. 1790 - 1810, Old Pendleton Co SC
Nationality: Part Cherokee Nation

 

Notes for Nancy "Patsy" Duncan:

 

References: I have used multiple sources for my collected data including, but not limited to
the following: family bibles, library materials, on line data bases, especially census
records, family trees,courthouse records, State and local government files. I have tried to be
as accurate as possible, but mistakes can be made. I found this many times in census records.
Please share with kindness, This tree was created for my family and others in their
genealogical quest.

 

I found Nancy Childers in several census records and in the Cherokee application for John
Hubbard, her grandson.

 

According to the Cherokee application of John H Hubbard , Nancy Childers moved to Lumpkin Co
Ga from TN long after John Childer's death. She is listed on the Lumpkin Co Census for 1834.
He re-filed and said John Taylor said his father was John Childers, not Abraham, but Ira

 

Childers, grandson and son of William C. Childers who lived in TN said his grandfather was
Abe and grandmother was "Patsy", Nancy. However another name has been crossed through and the
word Abe is written over it which leads me to believe this document was altered and the father
is John Childers.

 

An extensive letter by John Taylor states Nancy was the sister of John Duncan who was also of
the Eastern Cherokee line. He also firmly states his grandfather was John Childress/Childers
and his brothers were Abraham and Douglas. I have found Douglas in census records.

 

More About Nancy "Patsy" Duncan:
Date born 2: 1774
Date born 3: 1776
Date born 4: 1776, NC or SC
Died 2: Aft. 1860, Ga
Burial 1: Ga
Burial 2: Ga probably Dawson Co or Forsyth Co
Census 1: 1840, Living two doors from son- in- law Thomas Goff
Census 2: 1830, McMinn Co TN listed as Nancy Childress. age between 50-60. She was actually

 

54. She had the following children living with her: 1 male 5-10 1 male 15-20, 1 female 10-15,
1 female 15-20
Census 3: 1830, She is living next door to William Childress, age 20-30, males : 1 under 5, 1
5-10, Females: 1 under 5, (1) 5-10, (1) 10-15. (1) 20-30.
Census 4: 1834, Lumpkin Co A Robert Childers is in the census household 2. He is not in the
1840 census but Nancy Wilkerson Childers is in this census. Is there a connection?
Census 5: 1834, Lumpkin Co 4 persons in household
Census 6: 1840, Lumpkin Co District 820 page 268 Nancy Childers/ female age 60-70, male age 15-
20
Census 7: 1850, Living next door to daughter Polly Goff age 50 and husband Thomas Goff
Census 8: 1850, Living with Nancy is William Childers age 20 from SC
Census 9: 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga Samford District
Census 10: 1860, Forsyth Co Ga Chestatee District
Nationality: Eastern Cherokee Decent

 

More About John Childress and Nancy Duncan:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1790, Laurens Co SC
Marriage 2: Abt. 1793, SC

 

Children of John Childress and Nancy Duncan are:

 

1                     i.            John Wesley Childers4 Childress, b. 1792, Laurens Co SC; d. Probably Pickens Co SC.

 

2                     ii.            Anna Childers Childress, b. 1794, Laurens Co SC; d. 1871, Ga.

 

3                     iii. Mary Childers Childress, b. 1797, Laurens Co SC; d. Feb 1880, Forsyth County Ga
Chestatee District.

 

4                     iv.            William C. Childers Childress, b. 1798, Laurens District SC; d. Aft. 1880, Georgia.

 

5                     v. Elizabeth Childers Childress, b. 1800, Laurens District SC; d. Bef. 1880, Whitfield
Co Ga.

 

6                     vi.            Rebecca Childers Childress, b. 1803, Laurens Co SC; d. Probably Polk Co Mo.

 

7                     vii. Samuel Childers Childress, b. 1811, Laurens Co Sc; d. 22 Nov 1835, Jail and
Penitentary House in the State of Tennessee.

 

8                     viii.            Nancy Childers Childress, b. 1814, Pendleton Co NC; d. 1866, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

9                     ix. Martha "Patsy" Childers Childress, b. 1816, Probably Laurens Co SC; d. Aft. 1880,
Ga.

 

10                 x.            Abram Childers Childress, b. Abt. 1818, Pendleton SC.

 

 

xi.       Andrew Jackson Childers Childress, b. Abt. 1819, Pendleton South Carolina; m. Nancy
Unknown; b. 1825, SC.

 

Notes for Andrew Jackson Childers Childress:
Private Georgia 38th Regiment Infantry . I could not find him in a census for 1870.
He might have died in the war/

 

More About Andrew Jackson Childers Childress:
Census: 1860, Dawson Co Sanford District

 

5. Douglass Childers3 Childress (William Childers2, John1) was born 1785 in Old Pendleton Co
SC, and died Aft. 1860 in LaFayette Co Ark.. He married Amanda Unknown Childers Abt. 1808 in
SC. She was born 1785 in SC, and died Bef. 1860 in probably Arkansas.

 

Notes for Douglass Childers Childress:

 

In 1820, He is listed in Gwinnett Co Ga Age 24-45, 3 males under 10, 1 female to age 10, 1
female 26-45.

 

In 1840 he is listed in Coosa Co Ala age 50-60 wife age 40-50, 1 F (under 5) 2 f (5-10_ 1 f
(10-15)

 

In 1850, he is living in Clairborne Co La. Wife Ama b. SC age 54. He is age 62. Missouri age
17 is listed as born in Ga. Melilda? age 12 was born in Ga so they were in Ga in 1838.

 

Living next door son, Abram, age 37 b SC. Also living next door is William , b 1810 SC so they
were living in SC in 1810. I could not find a Douglas Childers/Childress in 1810 SC, so
Douglas was probably his middle name.

 

In 1860, Ama has died and he is living with son William in La Grange Layfayette Co, Arkansas,
age 77.

 

More About Douglass Childers Childress:
Date born 2: Abt. 1775, NC
Date born 3: Abt. 1781
Date born 4: 1787
Census 1: Bet. 1820 - 1830, Gwinnett Co Ga
Census 2: 1840, Coosa Co Ala
Census 3: 1850, LOUISIANA
Occupation: 1850, Mechanic

 

More About Amanda Unknown Childers:
Date born 2: 1795

 

More About Douglass Childress and Amanda Childers:
Marriage: Abt. 1808, SC

 

Children of Douglass Childress and Amanda Childers are:

 

i. Anna Childers4 Childress, b. 1809, SC; d. Bef. 1860, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

Notes for Anna Childers Childress:

 

More About Anna Childers Childress:
Date born 2: 1809
Census: 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga Samford District.

 

1                     ii.            William Childers Childress, b. 1810, SC.

 

2                     iii. Abram Childers Childress, b. 07 Nov 1812, Old Pendleton Co SC; d. 27 Apr 1877, Red
River, Annona,Texas.

 

3                     iv.            Douglass Childers Childress, b. 1820, SC; d. probably Texas.

 

                        24.            v. Desdamona Childers Childress, b. 24 Feb 1824, Gwinnett Co Ga; d. 18 May 1899, Wood
County Texas.

 

                        vi. Missouri Childers Childress, b. 1833.

 

                        vii. Melilna? Childers Childress, b. 1838.

 

4                     viii.            Thomas Andrew Childress, b. 1822, Gwinnett Co Ga; d. 12 Apr 1883, Kosse Limestone Co
TX.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. Lemuel Childers4 Childress (Abraham "Abram" Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born
Abt. 1785 in SC, and died Aft. 1850 in Indian Territory Arkansas/Missouri. He married Nancy
Vann 1812 in Tn, daughter of John Vann and Mary Terrapin. She was born Abt. 1790 in NC, and
died Bef. 1850 in TN.

 

Notes for Lemuel Childers Childress:
Lem Childers is listed in Indian Territory Arkansas (alone) living near his son Levi and
daughter Eliza McNair. He is listed on several Cherokee Rolls. The information furnished by
nephew, Ira Childers is correct. He was sent on the trail along with son Levi. For many years
he owned a Mill in McMinn or Bradley Co Tn. Some records reference him as white. However, he
did go on the trail, possibly to be with his wife.

 

He is listed as a member of the Childers family from Old Pendleton in Eastern Cherokee
affidavits of the John Childers family. John would be his uncle.
When my gggg uncle Samuel Childers Childress went to prison in Tn, his address was given as:
he was living near Lem Childer's Mill. Lem would have been his first cousin.
I have a good bit of information on Lemuel that I have not recorded in this data base.

 

More About Lemuel Childers Childress:
Date born 2: Abt. 1780, school teacher
Date born 3: Abt. 1785
Date born 4: Abt. 1785, Tennessee
Died 2: Aft. 1850, Indian Territory Ark.
Census 1: 1850, Arkansas
Census 2: 1830, Bradley Co TN
Census 3: 1840, Mobile Ala

 

Notes for Nancy Vann:
Nancy Vann was Eastern Cherokee. The Vann family was well known for getting things done in
Congress for the Cherokee Nation.

 

More About Nancy Vann:
Date born 2: Abt. 1790
Died 2: Bef. 1850

 

More About Lemuel Childress and Nancy Vann:
Marriage: 1812, Tn

 

Children of Lemuel Childress and Nancy Vann are:

 

26. i.          Eliza Childers5 Childress, b. Abt. 1816, Tennessee.

 

ii.     Mary Polly Childers Childress, b. Abt. 1820, Tennessee; m. unknown Palmour or
Burgess.

 

1                     iii. Catherine Childress Childers, b. Abt. 1822, Tennessee.

 

2                     iv.            Lucinda Nancy Childress Childers, b. Abt. 1824, Tennessee.

 

 

v. Levi Childers Childress.

 

7. William N.4 Taylor (Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1) was born 1794 in
Spartanburg Co SC, and died 01 Nov 1870 in Lumpkin /later Dawson Co Ga. He married Anna
Childers Childress 1814 in SC, daughter of John Childress and Nancy Duncan. She was born 1794
in Laurens Co SC, and died 1871 in Ga.

 

Notes for William N. Taylor:

 

William is listed in Lumpkin Co in 1834 with 8 in the household: He, wife Anna and 6 of the 8
children would fit perfectly in this time frame.
In the 1850 census Lumpkin Co Samford District he is living in house 37, his son Ausborn is in
house 36, his sister- in- law Nancy Hubbard is in house 39. His other sister- in- law
Elizabeth Neal is in house 40. His daughter Harriet Elizabeth Smith is in house 41. His wife's
brother William is in house 18. Her brother is in house 19. John Smith and Mary are in house

 

21. Their son Hiram is in house 22.

 

More About William N. Taylor:
Name 2: William Taylor
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church. Dawson Co Ga
Census 1: 1850, Samford District Lumpkin Co Ga house # 37 Born in Sc, age 56
Census 2: 1830, Hall Co Ga (children match his more than other census records for William
Taylor)
Census 3: 1834, Lumpkin Co William is listed with 8 members to his household.
Census 4: 1860, Dawson Co Ga
Occupation: Farmer
Property: 1850, Land value $1000

 

More About Anna Childers Childress:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church. Dawson Co Ga

 

More About William Taylor and Anna Childress:
Marriage: 1814, SC

 

Children of William Taylor and Anna Childress are:

 

1                     i.            Ausborn Jefferson5 Taylor, b. 1815, Anderson Co SC; d. 05 Jun 1891, Dawson Co Ga.

 

2                     ii.            William Jackson Taylor, b. 24 Jan 1818, Anderson Co SC; d. 11 Oct 1883.

 

3                     iii. Mary Jane Taylor, b. 1825, Greenville or Anderson Co SC.

 

4                     iv.            Samuel E. Taylor, b. 09 Aug 1826, Anderson Co SC; d. 08 Feb 1864, Dawson Co, Ga..

 

                        33.            v. Harriet Elizabeth Taylor, b. 18 Dec 1829, Greenville or Anderson Co SC; d. 10 Jun
1910, Dawson Co Ga.

 

                        vi.            James Taylor, b. 1831, Ga; d. Bet. 1853 - 1854.

 

5                     vii. John Marion Taylor, b. 16 Aug 1835, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 1912, Ga.

 

 

viii. Emily Rebecca Taylor, b. 1838, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 1858.

 

8. David S. senior4 Taylor (Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1) was born 10
Jun 1802 in Spartanburg Co South Carolina, and died 14 Nov 1863 in Simpsonville, Greenville
Co. SC. He married Ann unknown. She died Bef. 1850 in SC.

 

More About David S. senior Taylor:
Burial: Wood Family Cemetery Greenville Co SC

 

Child of David Taylor and Ann unknown is:

 

35. i.       David S. junior5 Taylor, b. 1833, Georgia; d. 18 Mar 1899, Greenville Co SC.

 

9. Anna4 Taylor (Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1) was born Abt. 1805 in
Spartanburg Co SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Georgia. She married William C. Childers Childress
1823 in SC, son of John Childress and Nancy Duncan. He was born 1798 in Laurens District SC,
and died Aft. 1880 in Georgia.

 

More About Anna Taylor:
Date born 2: Abt. 1804

 

Notes for William C. Childers Childress:

 

In the 1870 census for Dawson Co, William is listed as last on the list of household members.
His daughter Caroline is unmarried, listed first, age 35. Others include: Perry age 10. Randa
or Manda age 27. Martha age 25, William age 2 Jefferson age 1, Rebecca age 23 and In the 1860

 

census for Dawson Co, Caroline is 29, Martha is 20, Rebecca is 19, and Perry is 3. In the 1850
census: Caroline is 19, Rebecca is 9, Sally is 7. There are three sons: John 22, William 17,
and Samuel 14. All the children were born in Tennessee, so they must have come to Ga around
1839.

 

William lived near Lem Childress Mill in MCMinn Co TN before and during the time of the
removal. He was listed living next door to his mother Nancy Childress/Childers in the 1830
census for McMinn Co Tn. Next door to him was Thomas Goff and his wife Mary. Mary was the
sister of William. According to the Cherokee application affivadit of his son Ira Childers,
Lem Childress was his great uncle and the brother of his grandfather \John, who died around
1830 in McMinn CO TN. Another brother, Gideon was sent on the trail from Bradley/McMinn Co,
too. Gideon and Lemuel were really too young to be a brother to John so I thinkthey were
nephews to John and son of Abraham. I think Isaac Childress plays a role in this family
senario. He moved to Alabama before the removal. However I have not found him in any record
for Cherokee applications. Henry Childress also lived in Alabama and was listed in Cherokee
applications as son of Gideon. This might be a major clue.

 

Civil War service record and disability discharge: (copy in my files)
William was a private in the 38th Ga Volunters, Captain T.W. Bomar's Company S. He was
enlisted at Cropsville, Dawson Co Ga by Lieutenant Taylor on Dec 20, 1861 to serve three
years. He was born in Laurens District SC . At enlistment, he was age 64, 5 ft 10 in tall,
dark complexion, dark hair and black eyes. (This was an indicatior of his Cherokee heritage)
He was listed as a farmer. He was discharged on a disibility at Camp Wilson,Springfield Ga.
August 9, 1862. His commanding captain was J.C. Hendrix. He had an injured shoulder and he was
generally in poor health due to his age. His disability was approved by W.W. Wilson and W.S.
Lawton, surgeons. He received one month and nine day's pay with a total of $15.60.

 

More About William C. Childers Childress:
Date born 2: 1799
Burial: Ga
Census 1: 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga Samford District
Census 2: Bet. 1820 - 1840, McMinn Co Tn
Census 3: 1830, Living next door to his mother Nancy Childress/Childers. He would fit the
correct age. John and Ira would fit the ages of the boys. Caroline would fit the age of the
young girl. Two older girls unaccounted for, could be the sisters of William.
Census 4: 1830, MCMinn CO TN near Lem Childress Mill on the Conasauga River in MCMinn Co TN
Census 5: 1850, Age 50
Census 6: 1860, Age 61
Census 7: 1860, Samford District now Dawson Co
Census 8: 1870, Age 74
Census 9: 1870, Samford District Dawson Co
Occupation 1: 1850, Farmer
Occupation 2: 1860, day laborer

 

More About William Childress and Anna Taylor:
Marriage 1: 1823, SC
Marriage 2: Abt. 1822, SC Laurens or Greeneville Co's

 

Children of Anna Taylor and William Childress are:

 

1                     i. William Ira Childers5 Childress, b. 19 Dec 1824, McMinn,TN; d. Aft. 1908, Probably
Gwinnett Co near Lawrenceville, Ga; Stepchild.

 

2                     ii. John Charles Childers Childress, b. Sep 1825, probably Laurens Co SC; d. Aft. 1880,
Ga; Stepchild.

 

3                     iii.            Caroline Childers Childress, b. 1829; Stepchild.

 

 

iv. Samuel Childers Childress, b. 1838, Bradley Co Tn; d. Aft. 1864; Stepchild.

 

Notes for Samuel Childers Childress:
Dawson Co Ga. Company L 38th Division, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Evan's Brigade,
Gordon's Division Wright's Legion/ Army of Northern Va for Dawson Co Ga.

 

Private, enlisted October 10, 1861 Dawson Co Ga.. Discharged with disability , right
arm useless, near New Market, Va Oct 30, 1864.

 

Service Record (copy in my possession)
First enlisted at Cropsville/Dawson Co Ga. Later was enlisted at Savannah by Captain

 

B.F. Bromar in 1862. He was last paid by Lieut. L.C. Hendrix on the 31st day of
December 1863. He was discharged in Virginia and received his back pay plus
travelling money to his place of enrollment: Gainesville, Ga. He owed the
Confederate states $31 for his clothing. He received a total of $138.60 for travel
expenses and back pay. He had to travel 897 miles back home to Ga with a severely
injured and totally useless arm.
He is listed as age 26, born in Bradley Co Tn , a farmer, having fair complexion,
black eyes, dark hair, height 5'6". He could not write but made his mark on the
document.

 

More About Samuel Childers Childress:
Military service: 13 Oct 1861, Private , Dsicharged, right arm useless. near New
Market Va, Oct 9, 1864, Ref UsGen Web Civil Roster of Confederate soldiers for
Dawson Co Ga

 

39. v.       Rebecca Childers Childress, b. 1841, Tennessee; Stepchild.

 

vi. Sarah Maranda Childers Childress, b. 1843, Tn; Stepchild.

 

vii. Martha Childress, b. 1844, Tn.

 

10. John Bayliss4 Taylor (Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1) was born 13
May 1817 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Ga. He married Martha "Patsy" Childers
Childress 29 Sep 1835 in Lumpkin Co Ga, daughter of John Childress and Nancy Duncan. She was
born 1816 in Probably Laurens Co SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Ga.

 

More About John Bayliss Taylor:
Date born 2: 1807
Burial: Ga
Census 1: 1860, Dawson Co Ga
Census 2: 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga/ Kilough's District Roll M432-76
Census 3: 1870, Dawson Co/Kilough's District: In household John, age 65, Martha, age 54,
George age 20 and Ross age 16.
Property 1: 1860, Land value $1000.
Property 2: 1850, Value $170.00

 

More About Martha "Patsy" Childers Childress:
Burial: GA
Census 1: 1834, Living with widowed mother Nancy Childers in Lumpkin Co Ga
Census 2: 1850, Martha is listed as born in SC
Census 3: 1870, Martha is listed as born in Ga

 

More About John Taylor and Martha Childress:
Marriage 1: 29 Sep 1835, Lumpkin Co Ga
Marriage 2: 21 Sep 1835, Lumpkin Co Ga-

 

Children of John Taylor and Martha Childress are:

 

i. James5 Taylor, b. 1838, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

ii.     Eliza Taylor, b. 1841, Lumpkin Co Ga; m. unknown Bruce.

 

iii. Harriet Elizabeth Taylor, b. 1844, Lumpkin Co Ga; m. unknown Byers.

 

iv.    John Bayliss Taylor, b. 1847, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

40. v. George Marion Taylor, b. 17 Nov 1849, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 17 Oct 1905.

 

vi.       Ross Anderson Taylor, b. Mar 1854, Lumpkin Co Ga; m. Martha Ann Matilda Wade; b. 18
Mar 1857, Ga; d. 1908.

 

More About Martha Ann Matilda Wade:
Name 2: Martha Wade

 

11. John Wesley Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1792
in Laurens Co SC, and died in Probably Pickens Co SC. He married Rodah Unknown Childers. She
was born 1797 in SC, and died in SC.

 

More About John Wesley Childers Childress:
Census: Bet. 1850 - 1870, Pickens Co SC

 

Children of John Childress and Rodah Childers are:

 

i. Sarah Childers5 Childress, b. 1820, SC.

 

ii.     John Wesley Childress, b. 1827, SC.

 

iii. Mary Childress, b. 1829.

 

                  iv.            Abram Childress, b. 1830.

 

                  v. A.M. Childress, b. 1833.

 

 

vi.       Louisa Childress, b. 1838.

 

vii. Bethany Childress, b. 1840.

 

12. Anna Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1794 in
Laurens Co SC, and died 1871 in Ga. She married William N. Taylor 1814 in SC, son of James
Taylor and Rebekah Childress. He was born 1794 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 01 Nov 1870 in
Lumpkin /later Dawson Co Ga.

 

More About Anna Childers Childress:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church. Dawson Co Ga

 

Notes for William N. Taylor:

 

William is listed in Lumpkin Co in 1834 with 8 in the household: He, wife Anna and 6 of the 8
children would fit perfectly in this time frame.
In the 1850 census Lumpkin Co Samford District he is living in house 37, his son Ausborn is in
house 36, his sister- in- law Nancy Hubbard is in house 39. His other sister- in- law
Elizabeth Neal is in house 40. His daughter Harriet Elizabeth Smith is in house 41. His wife's
brother William is in house 18. Her brother is in house 19. John Smith and Mary are in house

 

21. Their son Hiram is in house 22.

 

More About William N. Taylor:
Name 2: William Taylor
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church. Dawson Co Ga
Census 1: 1850, Samford District Lumpkin Co Ga house # 37 Born in Sc, age 56
Census 2: 1830, Hall Co Ga (children match his more than other census records for William

 

Taylor)
Census 3: 1834, Lumpkin Co William is listed with 8 members to his household.
Census 4: 1860, Dawson Co Ga
Occupation: Farmer
Property: 1850, Land value $1000

 

More About William Taylor and Anna Childress:
Marriage: 1814, SC

 

Children are listed above under (7) William N. Taylor.

 

13. Mary Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1797 in
Laurens Co SC, and died Feb 1880 in Forsyth County Ga Chestatee District. She married Thomas
Goff Abt. 1826 in McMinn Co TN. He was born 1810 in Tn, and died in probably Dawson Co.

 

More About Mary Childers Childress:
Census: Bet. 1840 - 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Notes for Thomas Goff:
Thomas Goff and his wife Mary Childress/Childers Goff, her mother Nancy Wilkerson
Childers/Childress and son William C. Childress/Childers all moved to Lumpkin Co Ga. before
the removal, between the years: 1831-33.

 

More About Thomas Goff:
Census 1: Bet. 1840 - 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga
Census 2: 1830, McMinn Co TN living next door to William Childers. Next to William is his
mother Nancy.
Census 3: 1830, Thomas is between 30-40. His wife Mary Childress Goff is between 20-30. They
have one male under 5 and 2 males between 5-10.

 

More About Thomas Goff and Mary Childress:
Marriage: Abt. 1826, McMinn Co TN

 

Children of Mary Childress and Thomas Goff are:

 

i. John5 Goff, b. 1828.

 

More About John Goff:
Census 1: 1850, Miner
Census 2: 1850, Living with parents in Lumpkin Co Samfords District

 

41. ii. Isabella Goff, b. 1835; d. Aft. 1870.

 

14. William C. Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1798 in
Laurens District SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Georgia. He married Anna Taylor 1823 in SC,
daughter of James Taylor and Rebekah Childress. She was born Abt. 1805 in Spartanburg Co SC,
and died Aft. 1880 in Georgia.

 

Notes for William C. Childers Childress:

 

In the 1870 census for Dawson Co, William is listed as last on the list of household members.
His daughter Caroline is unmarried, listed first, age 35. Others include: Perry age 10. Randa
or Manda age 27. Martha age 25, William age 2 Jefferson age 1, Rebecca age 23 and In the 1860
census for Dawson Co, Caroline is 29, Martha is 20, Rebecca is 19, and Perry is 3. In the 1850
census: Caroline is 19, Rebecca is 9, Sally is 7. There are three sons: John 22, William 17,
and Samuel 14. All the children were born in Tennessee, so they must have come to Ga around
1839.

 

William lived near Lem Childress Mill in MCMinn Co TN before and during the time of the
removal. He was listed living next door to his mother Nancy Childress/Childers in the 1830
census for McMinn Co Tn. Next door to him was Thomas Goff and his wife Mary. Mary was the
sister of William. According to the Cherokee application affivadit of his son Ira Childers,
Lem Childress was his great uncle and the brother of his grandfather \John, who died around
1830 in McMinn CO TN. Another brother, Gideon was sent on the trail from Bradley/McMinn Co,
too. Gideon and Lemuel were really too young to be a brother to John so I thinkthey were
nephews to John and son of Abraham. I think Isaac Childress plays a role in this family
senario. He moved to Alabama before the removal. However I have not found him in any record
for Cherokee applications. Henry Childress also lived in Alabama and was listed in Cherokee
applications as son of Gideon. This might be a major clue.

 

Civil War service record and disability discharge: (copy in my files)
William was a private in the 38th Ga Volunters, Captain T.W. Bomar's Company S. He was
enlisted at Cropsville, Dawson Co Ga by Lieutenant Taylor on Dec 20, 1861 to serve three
years. He was born in Laurens District SC . At enlistment, he was age 64, 5 ft 10 in tall,
dark complexion, dark hair and black eyes. (This was an indicatior of his Cherokee heritage)
He was listed as a farmer. He was discharged on a disibility at Camp Wilson,Springfield Ga.
August 9, 1862. His commanding captain was J.C. Hendrix. He had an injured shoulder and he was
generally in poor health due to his age. His disability was approved by W.W. Wilson and W.S.
Lawton, surgeons. He received one month and nine day's pay with a total of $15.60.

 

More About William C. Childers Childress:
Date born 2: 1799

 

Burial: Ga
Census 1: 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga Samford District
Census 2: Bet. 1820 - 1840, McMinn Co Tn
Census 3: 1830, Living next door to his mother Nancy Childress/Childers. He would fit the
correct age. John and Ira would fit the ages of the boys. Caroline would fit the age of the
young girl. Two older girls unaccounted for, could be the sisters of William.
Census 4: 1830, MCMinn CO TN near Lem Childress Mill on the Conasauga River in MCMinn Co TN
Census 5: 1850, Age 50
Census 6: 1860, Age 61
Census 7: 1860, Samford District now Dawson Co
Census 8: 1870, Age 74
Census 9: 1870, Samford District Dawson Co
Occupation 1: 1850, Farmer
Occupation 2: 1860, day laborer

 

More About Anna Taylor:
Date born 2: Abt. 1804

 

More About William Childress and Anna Taylor:
Marriage 1: 1823, SC
Marriage 2: Abt. 1822, SC Laurens or Greeneville Co's

 

Children are listed above under (9) Anna Taylor.

 

15. Elizabeth Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1800 in
Laurens District SC, and died Bef. 1880 in Whitfield Co Ga. She married James P. Neal Abt.
1817 in Laurens Co SC. He was born 1798 in NC, and died Aft. 1880 in Whitfield Co Ga.

 

More About Elizabeth Childers Childress:
Census 1: 1850, Living next door to niece Harriet Taylor Smith and her husband Thomas Harrison
Smith
Census 2: 1850, Lumpkin Co samford District. To the north of Elizabeth Childers Neal is her
sister and her husband Nancy Hubbard

 

More About James P. Neal:
Census 1: 1850, House 40 Lumpkin Co Samford District
Census 2: 1820, Laurens County SC
Census 3: 1830, Laurens County SC
Census 4: Bet. 1834 - 1840, Lumpkin Co Ga near Wm Taylor and Nancy Childers
Census 5: 1840, Lumpkin Co Ga
Census 6: 1850, Living next door to brother in law Thomas Harrison Smith and wife Harriet
Elizabeth Taylor Smith
Census 7: 1860, Dawson Co Ga once Lumpkin
Census 8: Bet. 1870 - 1880, Whitfield Co Ga
Occupation: Farmer
Property: 1850, $1500
Tax list: 1855, Lumpkin Co Ga 230 Acres Forsyth and Lumpkin Co's Ga

 

More About James Neal and Elizabeth Childress:
Marriage: Abt. 1817, Laurens Co SC

 

Children of Elizabeth Childress and James Neal are:

 

i.       Elizabeth C.5 Neal, b. 1818, Laurens Co SC; m. Joseph F. Reese, 24 Dec 1843, Lumpkin
Co Ga.

 

More About Joseph Reese and Elizabeth Neal:
Marriage: 24 Dec 1843, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

1                     ii. Daniel Neal, b. 1820, Laurens Co SC.

 

2                     iii. James W. Neal, b. 1825, Laurens Co SC.

 

 

iv.       Nancy L. Neal, b. 1830, Lumpkin Co Ga; m. David O'Shields, 15 Dec 1850, Lumpkin Co
Ga.

 

More About David O'Shields and Nancy Neal:
Marriage: 15 Dec 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

44. v. Robert P. Neal, b. 1830, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

vi.       Malinda Jane Neal, b. 1832, Lumpkin Co Ga; m. Hawkins Tatum, 12 Oct 1851, Lumpkin Co
Ga.

 

More About Hawkins Tatum and Malinda Neal:
Marriage: 12 Oct 1851, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

1                     vii. William J. Neal, b. 1837, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

2                     viii. Alfred Neal, b. 1838, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

3                     ix. George B. Neal, b. 1845, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

 

x.       Josephine Neal, b. 1849, Ga.

 

16. Rebecca Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1803 in
Laurens Co SC, and died in Probably Polk Co Mo. She married Thomas J. Burns Abt. 1825 in
Probably SC. He was born 1801 in Old Pendleton Co SC, and died in Probably Murry Co Ga.

 

Notes for Rebecca Childers Childress:
Samuel Childers' prison record states a sister is married to Thomas Burns. The only Thomas
Burns in Ga was this one in Murray Co Ga which would be in the correct time frame and state of
birth. They later moved to Polk Co Missouri.

 

More About Thomas J. Burns:
Census 1: 1850, Murray Co Ga 63rd subdivision page 235
Census 2: 1830, Pickens Co SC
Census 3: 1860, Bolivia, Polk Co Mo.
Property: 1850, $1200

 

More About Thomas Burns and Rebecca Childress:
Marriage: Abt. 1825, Probably SC

 

Children of Rebecca Childress and Thomas Burns are:

 

1                     i.            Martha5 Burns, b. 1826, South Carolina.

 

2                     ii.            William F. Burns, b. 1828, Prob Pickens Co SCSouth Carolina.

 

3                     iii.            James W. Burns, b. 1834, Georgia.

 

4                     iv.            Thomas Jr. Burns, b. 1838, Georgia; d. 1872, Polk Co MO..

 

 

v. Nancy M. Burns, b. 1842, Georgia.

 

17. Samuel Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1811 in
Laurens Co Sc, and died 22 Nov 1835 in Jail and Penitentary House in the State of Tennessee.
He married Ruth Gray Abt. 1825 in Tennessee, daughter of William Gray and Frances Land. She
was born 1811 in NC, and died Aft. 1880 in Arkansas.

 

Notes for Samuel Childers Childress:

 

Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitenitary Vol 1 1831-1850 by Charles A. and
Tomye M Sherill page 20
Samuel Childress was received in the Penitentiary 4 December 1834. He was 23 years of age 5'7"
high and weighed 166 lbs. Heavy built. brown hair blue eyes and sandy beard, Has a small scar
above the left eye, another on the instep of the left foot and another near the big toe on the
same foot, Chiefly follows farming. Born in Laurens Co SC and brought up in Greenville Co in
the same state. His mother, six sisters, and one brother reside in Lumpkin Co Ga. Four of the
sisters married as follows: to William Taylor, James P. Neal. Thomas Burns, and Thomas Goff.
Also a brother (William C) residing near Lem Childress' mill in the Cherokee purchase of Tenn.
He has a wife and three children living with her father William Gray on Ball Play Creek,
Monroe Co Tn. He was found guilty of forgery at the circuit court of Monroe Co Tn and
sentenced to three years confinement in the Jail and Penitentiary House of the State of
Tennessee, Died 22 Nov 1835 of Chronic Direah (sic) Ledger 45 page 23.
I have found one of the children, John C. Childers, and his family, who migrated to Murray Co
Ga when his mother Ruth Gray Childers Ball moved to this area with her new husband Nelson Ball
from TN.

 

More About Samuel Childers Childress:
Burial: Monroe Co TN
Census 1: 1830, McMinn Co TN age between 20-30, 1 male under 5. 1 female 20-30
Census 2: 1830, Samuel Childers is listed as Samuel Childress. This name interchanges back and
forth.

 

Notes for Ruth Gray:
By 1850, Ruth Gray Childers has left Tennessee and married Nelson Ball. They are living in
63rd district of Murray Co Ga near her son, John Childers and his wife Mary Polly Ellis
Childers.

 

 In the 1870 census for Murray Co Ga, Ruth "Ruthy" Ball is living with Andrew Anderson age 20
and wife cannot make out, looks like "Naneril age 18. Andrew was born in Tn and his wife, Ga,
Also living with them is Ruth Ball's son William Ball, age 19.

 

 In the 1880 census for Faulkner Arkansas. She is 71 b NC. father and mother b. NC. Ruth Gray
Childers Ball is living in the household of John A. Childers, her son by Samuel Childers.

 

More About Ruth Gray:
Burial: Possibly Ark.
Census: 1870, Living with Andrew Anderson and wife and son William Marion Ball in Murray Co Ga

 

More About Samuel Childress and Ruth Gray:
Marriage: Abt. 1825, Tennessee

 

Children of Samuel Childress and Ruth Gray are:

 

52.             i. John S.5 Childers, b. 04 Sep 1829, Mc Minn or Monroe Co TN; d. 25 Oct 1893, Faulkner
Co Ark..

 

ii. unknown Childers, b. Abt. 1828.

 

18. Nancy Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1814 in
Pendleton Co NC, and died 1866 in Forsyth Co Ga. She married Isaiah Hubbard 12 Jan 1837 in
Lumpkin Co Ga, son of John Hubbard and Nancy Coley. He was born 1811 in Pendleton District
Pickens Co SC, and died 1899 in Hall Co Ga.

 

Notes for Nancy Childers Childress:

 

According to the Cherokee application for John H. Hubbard Nancy was the daughter of Abraham
and Katie Childers. He later changed it to Abraham and Patsy, then John Childers on the advice
of his uncle John M. Taylor, he states his grandfather was John Childers. All evidence points
this to be a fact.

 

He states Lemuel Childers in TN was on roll at the time of the treaty and was a full blooded
Cherokee. He states Lemuel Childers was the first cousin of his mother Nancy.

 

Lemuel J. Childers is on the Dawes List # 2662. John C Childers is 2663, Charlie A, Childers
is 2660, Pearl is 2661, Charlie C is 2657, William Childers 2658 and William W is 2659. I
would suspect all are related.Nancy is 3301 and John is 3302. These would probably be related/

 

According to the affivadit of Ira Childers, grandson of Abraham and Nancy Childers, he lived
near his grandparents for years in McMinn Co.Tennessee as a young boy and remembers the family
well. He states his Grandmother Nancy had a brother Riley Wilkerson, which would be a half-
brother.

 

Nancy Wilkerson Childers brought the children to Lumpkin Co Ga. before the removal. By this
time John had died. Unfortunately, his brother's sons: Lem and Gideon and their sons were
sent to Indian Territory. Gideon and son Levi are later found on the 1850 census for Arkansas,
Indian Territory. At this time Oklahoma was not a state.

 

More About Isaiah Hubbard:
Census 1: 1860, Chestatee District Forsyth Co
Census 2: 1840, Lumpkin Co Ga
Occupation: Bet. 1840 - 1880, Farmer

 

More About Isaiah Hubbard and Nancy Childress:
Marriage 1: 12 Jan 1837, Lumpkin Co Ga
Marriage 2: Early Lumpkin Marriages Book

 

Children of Nancy Childress and Isaiah Hubbard are:

 

i. Martha Ann5 Hubbard, b. 1838, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 1891, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

1                     ii.            Mary E. Hubbard, b. 1841, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 02 Aug 1925, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

2                     iii.            William Wesley Hubbard, b. 22 Jan 1844, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. Dawson Co/ Yellow Creek.

 

3                     iv.            John Henry Hubbard, b. 10 Jan 1847, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 11 May 1934, Hall Co Ga.

 

                        56. v.            Frances Marion Hubbard, b. 1850, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 1900, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

                        vi. Gracie Hubbard.

 

4                     vii. Eliza Caroline Hubbard, b. 30 Oct 1860, Forsyth Co ga; d. 05 Mar 1928, Aledo, Parker
Co, Texas.

 

 

19. Martha "Patsy" Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born
1816 in Probably Laurens Co SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Ga. She married John Bayliss Taylor 29
Sep 1835 in Lumpkin Co Ga, son of James Taylor and Rebekah Childress. He was born 13 May 1817
in Spartanburg Co SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Ga.

 

More About Martha "Patsy" Childers Childress:
Burial: GA
Census 1: 1834, Living with widowed mother Nancy Childers in Lumpkin Co Ga
Census 2: 1850, Martha is listed as born in SC
Census 3: 1870, Martha is listed as born in Ga

 

More About John Bayliss Taylor:
Date born 2: 1807
Burial: Ga
Census 1: 1860, Dawson Co Ga
Census 2: 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga/ Kilough's District Roll M432-76
Census 3: 1870, Dawson Co/Kilough's District: In household John, age 65, Martha, age 54,
George age 20 and Ross age 16.
Property 1: 1860, Land value $1000.
Property 2: 1850, Value $170.00

 

More About John Taylor and Martha Childress:
Marriage 1: 29 Sep 1835, Lumpkin Co Ga
Marriage 2: 21 Sep 1835, Lumpkin Co Ga-

 

Children are listed above under (10) John Bayliss Taylor.

 

20. Abram Childers4 Childress (John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born Abt. 1818 in
Pendleton SC. He married Mary Unknown. She was born 1834 in SC.

 

Notes for Abram Childers Childress:
Private CSA 38th Regiment Ga Infantry. This Abraham could be the son of John or Abraham,

 

John's brother.

 

More About Abram Childers Childress:
Census: Bet. 1840 - 1850, Anderson Co SC

 

Children of Abram Childress and Mary Unknown are:

 

i. Nicholas Childers5 Childress, b. 1855, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

ii. Elizabeth Childers Childress, b. 1857, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

iii. Nancy E. Childress, b. 1859, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

iv. Joel W. Childress, b. 1864, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

21. William Childers4 Childress (Douglass Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1810
in SC. He married Mary Unknown. She was born 1809 in NC, and died in Ga.

 

Notes for William Childers Childress:
Douglas spelled Dugless Childress age 77, b SC. is living in the household of William.

 

Children of William Childress and Mary Unknown are:

 

i. William L.5 Childress, b. 1831, Ga.

 

ii. Abram Childress, b. 1832, Ga.

 

iii. Martin V. Childress, b. 1836, Ga.

 

                  iv. Mary Childress, b. 1837, Ga.

 

                  v. Benjamin F. Childress, b. 1839, Ala.

 

 

vi. Franklin Childress, b. 1841, Ala.

 

vii. Ann E. Childress, b. 1843, Ark.

 

viii. Delia R.C. Childress, b. 1845, Ark.

 

                  ix. John R. Childress, b. 1847, La.

 

                  x. Richard P. Childress, b. 1850, La.

 

 

22. Abram Childers4 Childress (Douglass Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 07 Nov
1812 in Old Pendleton Co SC, and died 27 Apr 1877 in Red River, Annona,Texas. He married
Nancy Judah Anderson 05 Oct 1835. She was born 17 Jun 1817 in Va or SC, and died Aft. 1900.

 

Notes for Abram Childers Childress:
Abram lived in Louisiana before migrating to Texas. According to the 1850 census for
Clairborne Co La, Abraham moved to La after 1847, based on the youngest child b Ala 1847.

 

More About Nancy Judah Anderson:
Burial: Red River Texas

 

More About Abram Childress and Nancy Anderson:
Marriage: 05 Oct 1835

 

Children of Abram Childress and Nancy Anderson are:

 

i. Martha5 Childress, b. 1837, Ga.

 

ii. Mary Childress Childress, b. 1840, Ga; m. (1) Miles P. Harrell; m. (2) W. Allen.

 

iii. Franklin Alexander Childress, b. 1842, Ala.

 

                  iv. Margaret Childress, b. 1844, Ala.

 

                  v. Francis Marion Childress, b. 1846, Ala.

 

 

vi. Amanda Childress, b. 16 Jan 1851, LOUISIANA.

 

vii. Henry Pierson Childress, b. 29 Sep 1853, LOUISIANA.

 

58. viii. George Washington Childress, b. 20 Dec 1855, LOUISIANA.

 

ix. Andrew Jackson Childress, b. 20 Aug 1858.

 

23. Douglass Childers4 Childress (Douglass Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1820
in SC, and died in probably Texas. He married Amanda unknown in Stewart Co Ga. She was born
1822 in SC.

 

More About Douglass Childress and Amanda unknown:
Marriage: Stewart Co Ga

 

Children of Douglass Childress and Amanda unknown are:

 

i. Reuben5 Childress, b. 1840.

 

ii. Jefferson Childress, b. 1842.

 

iii. Mary Jane Childress, b. 1843.

 

iv. Amanda Childress, b. 1845.

 

59. v. Frances Marion Childress, b. 1862, Red River County Texas.

 

vi. William Childress, b. 1847.

 

vii. Harriet Childress, b. 1849.

 

24. Desdamona Childers4 Childress (Douglass Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 24
Feb 1824 in Gwinnett Co Ga, and died 18 May 1899 in Wood County Texas. She married Jesse
Mezzles 22 Dec 1841 in Coosa Co Ala. He was born 26 Oct 1824 in Ga.

 

More About Desdamona Childers Childress:
Burial: Mt Pisgah Cemetery Wood County Texas

 

More About Jesse Mezzles and Desdamona Childress:
Marriage: 22 Dec 1841, Coosa Co Ala

 

Children of Desdamona Childress and Jesse Mezzles are:

 

i.       William Sanford5 Mezzles, b. 1843, Coosa Co Ala.

 

ii. Mary Jane Mezzles, b. 1848, Louisiana.

 

iii. Henry H Mezzles, b. 1851, LOUISIANA.

 

                  iv. Martha Anne Mezzles, b. 1853, Texas.

 

                  v.            Angeline Mezzles, b. 1855, Texas.

 

 

vi. Virginia E. Mezzles, b. 1859, Texas.

 

vii. Jennie A. Mezzles, b. 1862, Texas.

 

25. Thomas Andrew4 Childress (Douglass Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was born 1822 in
Gwinnett Co Ga, and died 12 Apr 1883 in Kosse Limestone Co TX. He married Delilah Meazzles 27
Dec 1843 in Coosa Co Ala.. She was born 1824 in Ga, and died Aft. 1880 in Tx.

 

More About Thomas Childress and Delilah Meazzles:
Marriage: 27 Dec 1843, Coosa Co Ala.

 

Children of Thomas Childress and Delilah Meazzles are:

 

i.       Emily5 Childress, b. 1848.

 

ii. Lewis Childress, b. 1850.

 

iii. Sarah Jane Childress, b. 1852.

 

                  iv. Robert Childress, b. 1854.

 

                  v.            James Childress, b. 1857.

 

 

vi. Douglas Childress, b. 1860.

 

vii. Margaret Childress, b. 1863.

 

viii. Thomas Jefferson Childress, b. 1867.

 

Generation No. 4

 

26. Eliza Childers5 Childress (Lemuel Childers4, Abraham "Abram" Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born Abt. 1816 in Tennessee. She married James Vann McNair. He was born Abt. 1809.

 

More About Eliza Childers Childress:
Date born 2: Abt. 1816
Census: 1850, Living next door to her father Lemuel and near hser brother in Arkansas Indian
Territory.

 

More About James Vann McNair:
Name 2: James McNair

 

Children of Eliza Childress and James McNair are:

 

i.       Delilah6 McNair, b. 1832, Tn.

 

ii. Martha McNair, b. 1833, Tn.

 

iii. Felix Hurd McNair, b. 1834, Tn.

 

27. Catherine Childress5 Childers (Lemuel Childers4 Childress, Abraham "Abram" Childers3,
William Childers
2, John1) was born Abt. 1822 in Tennessee. She married (1) Cornelius Parris.
He was born Abt. 1820.

 

Notes for Catherine Childress Childers:
No husband is listed for Catherine in the Cherokee records for these children.

 

Children of Catherine Childers and Cornelius Parris are:

 

i.       Mary6 Parris.

 

ii. Franklin Parris.

 

iii. Eliza Parris, m. Unknown Wrorks.

 

iv. Levi Parris.

 

Children of Catherine Childress Childers are:

 

v.       Martha Patsy Childers6 Childress, b. 1845, Tn; m. (1) Henry S. Parris; b. Abt. 1840,
Tn; d. 1864; m. (2) unknown; m. (3) unknown Hall, 1863, Tn.

 

Notes for Martha Patsy Childers Childress:
Martha Childers Hall states all her children and grandchildren are enrolled on the
Dawes.She is listed on the Cherokee Records as having children under the Childress
name, not Parris.

 

More About Martha Patsy Childers Childress:
Name 2: Martha Childers
Census: 1880, Single female/ two sons/ father born in SC living next door to John
Childers, brother, b 1826 SC

 

Notes for Henry S. Parris:
All the children are listed on the Cherokee Records from the library.Henry S. Parris
is listed 7th Tn Calvary Union Army Rank Private Film M392-Roll 12

 

More About Henry S. Parris:
Date born 2: Abt. 1843, Tn

 

More About unknown Hall and Martha Childress:
Marriage: 1863, Tn

 

vi. Elizabeth Childers Childress.

 

28. Lucinda Nancy Childress5 Childers (Lemuel Childers4 Childress, Abraham "Abram" Childers3,
William Childers
2, John1) was born Abt. 1824 in Tennessee. She married Thomas Wilkerson. He
was born Abt. 1820 in Georgia.

 

Child of Lucinda Childers and Thomas Wilkerson is:

 

i.       John6 Wilkerson, b. 1847; d. 1923, OK; m. Elizabeth Vance Burgess.

 

Notes for John Wilkerson:
Dawes Roll 1902-07 Roll Card # 4675 roll 11210 ref 2585
Blood 1/8 Cherokee

 

29. Ausborn Jefferson5 Taylor (William N.4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 1815 in Anderson Co SC, and died 05 Jun 1891 in Dawson Co Ga. He married
Margaret Kenedy 30 Sep 1840, daughter of Henry Kenedy and Martha Cole. She was born 1825 in
Ga.

 

Notes for Ausborn Jefferson Taylor:

 

In 1850 Matilda Taylor age 15, born in Tennessee is living in the household.

 

More About Ausborn Jefferson Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga
Census: 1850, States his age as 35 born in South Carolina
Property: 1850, $1000

 

More About Margaret Kenedy:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga

 

More About Ausborn Taylor and Margaret Kenedy:
Marriage: 30 Sep 1840

 

Children of Ausborn Taylor and Margaret Kenedy are:

 

i.       William Henry6 Taylor, b. 23 Sep 1841, Ga; d. 11 Nov 1914, Dawson Co Ga; m. Mildred
Anne Grant, 05 Sep 1867, Dawson Co Ga; b. 16 Feb 1843; d. 27 Feb 1910, Dawson Co Ga.

 

Notes for William Henry Taylor:
He was in the Civil War (Confederate States of America) Company L 38th Regiment
Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Evan's Brigade, Gordon's Division, Wright's Legion. Army
of N. Va. He was appointed corporal and surrendered at Appromattox April 9, 1865.
Two of his uncles: Samuel E. Taylor and John M. Taylor were in the same unit. He
walked home from Appromattox which took 3 months.(ref. Peggy Taylor, Dawsonville,
Ga) His wife tried to persuede him to move to Texas to be near their son Homer ot to
Montana to be near their daughter Amanda but he would just tell her he had been gone
four years and she would let it drop. He was an avid reader and always kept a book
handy.[Gilstraps too.FTW]

 

He was in the Civil War (Confederate States of America) Company L 38th Regiment
Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Evan's Brigade, Gordon's Division, Wright's Legion. Army
of N. Va. He was appointed corporal and surrendered at Appromattox April 9, 1865.
Two of his uncles: Samuel E. Taylor and John M. Taylor were in the same unit. He
walked home from Appromattox which took 3 months.(ref. Peggy Taylor, Dawsonville,
Ga) His wife tried to persuede him to move to Texas to be near their son Homer ot to
Montana to be near their daughter Amanda but he would just tell her he had been gone
four years and she would let it drop. He was an avid reader and always kept a book
handy.

 

More About William Henry Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga

 

More About Mildred Anne Grant:
Date born 2: Ga
Date born 3: 16 Feb 1843, Ga
Died 2: 1910, Dawson Co Ga
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga

 

More About William Taylor and Mildred Grant:
Marriage 1: 05 Sep 1867, Dawson Co Ga
Marriage 2: 1867, Dawson Co Ga

 

ii. Martha Anne Taylor, b. 03 Jul 1843; d. 01 Dec 1883; m. Richard Watson, Apr 1868; b.

 

1842; d. Aft. 1900.

 

More About Richard Watson and Martha Taylor:
Marriage: Apr 1868

 

iii.      James Samuel Taylor, b. 01 Feb 1845, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 24 Mar 1898; m. Arabella
Frances Williams, 21 Jan 1893; b. 15 Aug 1855; d. 12 Dec 1928.

 

More About James Samuel Taylor:
Date born 2: 01 Feb 1845

 

More About James Taylor and Arabella Williams:
Marriage: 21 Jan 1893

 

iv.    Mary Elizabeth Taylor, b. 25 Dec 1848; d. 17 Jul 1924; m. George Washington Jr.
Latham, 13 Dec 1866; b. 03 Mar 1839; d. 09 Feb 1897.

 

More About George Latham and Mary Taylor:
Marriage: 13 Dec 1866

 

v.       Francis Marion Taylor, b. 07 Dec 1846; d. 25 Jan 1931; m. Martha Caroline Cantrell,
26 Sep 1867; b. 01 Nov 1851; d. 22 May 1916.

 

More About Francis Taylor and Martha Cantrell:
Marriage: 26 Sep 1867

 

vi.       Nancy Jane Taylor, b. 14 Nov 1854; d. 27 Apr 1874; m. James D. Duncan; b. 14 Jan
1849; d. 20 Jan 1930.

 

More About Nancy Jane Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co Ga

 

More About James D. Duncan:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co Ga

 

vii.       Emily Matilda Taylor, b. 18 May 1856; d. 10 Sep 1929; m. (1) James Thomas Cannon, 20
Feb 1873; b. 11 Jul 1851; d. 11 Sep 1918; m. (2) James Thomas Cannon, 20 Feb 1873;

 

m. (3) James Thomas Cannon, 20 Feb 1873; b. 11 Jul 1851; d. 11 Sep 1918; m. (4)
James Thomas Cannon, 20 Feb 1873.

 

More About James Cannon and Emily Taylor:
Marriage: 20 Feb 1873

 

More About James Cannon and Emily Taylor:
Marriage: 20 Feb 1873

 

More About James Cannon and Emily Taylor:
Marriage: 20 Feb 1873

 

More About James Cannon and Emily Taylor:
Marriage: 20 Feb 1873

 

viii. Harriet Anne Elizabeth Taylor, b. 01 Apr 1859; m. John William Owens.

 

ix. Alice Cynthia Taylor, b. 21 Jan 1862; m. William Benson Tatum, 17 Apr 1879.

 

More About William Tatum and Alice Taylor:
Marriage: 17 Apr 1879

 

x.   Julia T. Taylor, b. 03 Nov 1865; m. W. Truman Hammond, 20 Nov 1879.

 

More About W. Hammond and Julia Taylor:
Marriage: 20 Nov 1879

 

xi.       Ausborn Jefferson Jr. Taylor, b. Dawson Co Ga.

 

More About Ausborn Jefferson Jr. Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga

 

30. William Jackson5 Taylor (William N.4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 24 Jan 1818 in Anderson Co SC, and died 11 Oct 1883. He married Mary Childers
1843 in L:umpkin Co Ga. She was born 1823 in SC.

 

Notes for William Jackson Taylor:

 

According to the notes of Israel Bennett entry 12583: William Jackson Taylor and Mary Childers
were first cousins, They had a son, called "Mean Jim" who went west.

 

More About William Jackson Taylor:
Census 1: 1850, Lumpkin Co William is age 32
Census 2: 1840, Lumpkin Co 4 persons in household

 

Census 3: 1870, Chestatee District Forsyth Co Ga
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Property 1: 1850, Value $150
Property 2: 1870, Land $500, personal $175

 

More About Mary Childers:
Census: 1850, Dawson Co. Ga. Mary age 27

 

More About William Taylor and Mary Childers:
Marriage: 1843, L:umpkin Co Ga

 

Children of William Taylor and Mary Childers are:

 

i. Samuel Jackson6 Taylor, b. 07 Feb 1845, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 14 Sep 1873.

 

More About Samuel Jackson Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co Ga

 

ii. Jonathan W Taylor, b. 23 Mar 1847, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 19 Apr 1904; m. Unknown Roach.

 

iii. James B "Mean Jim" Taylor, b. Apr 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga.

 

                  iv. Thomas Bartley Taylor, b. 27 Feb 1852, Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 26 Feb 1874.

 

                  v. Mary Jane Taylor, b. 1855, Ga.

 

 

vi. Levi R. Taylor, b. 1857, Ga; m. Ellen Finnell; b. 01 Jan 1860, South Carolina.

 

vii. Amanda Taylor, b. 1862, Ga.

 

31. Mary Jane5 Taylor (William N.4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1825 in Greenville or Anderson Co SC. She married William Bartley Turner Aug 1858. He
was born Abt. 1821, and died Aft. 1860.

 

More About William Turner and Mary Taylor:
Marriage: Aug 1858

 

Children of Mary Taylor and William Turner are:

 

i. William6 Turner.

 

ii. Nancy Turner.

 

iii. Margaret Turner, b. 1855.

 

                  iv. Alonzo Turner, b. 1859.

 

                  v. Amanda J Turner, b. 1862.

 

 

vi. James H Turner, b. 1865.

 

vii. Horace Turner, b. 1847.

 

viii. Harriet Turner, b. 1849.

 

32. Samuel E.5 Taylor (William N.4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1) was
born 09 Aug 1826 in Anderson Co SC, and died 08 Feb 1864 in Dawson Co, Ga.. He married Ann
Elizabeth Kenedy 15 Mar 1854 in Lumpkin Co Ga, daughter of Henry Kenedy and Martha Cole. She
was born 18 Feb 1835 in SC, and died 08 Feb 1899 in Dawson Co Ga.

 

Notes for Samuel E. Taylor:

 

Samuel E Taylor served in the Civil War as a 2nd and 1st lieutenant in the Georgia 38th
Infantry Company N from Dawson Co Ga. This Unit was also called "Wright's Legion" and was also
known as Company L. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant Oct 13, 1861. He was elected 1st Lieutenant
April 19. 1862. He was listed as sick in camp on September 21, 1863. He resigned in October
of 1863. This unit surrendered at Appomattox in 1865. This company fought with Northern Va
commanded by General Robert E. Lee.
From the Tree of Barbara Parks Kerby: Samuel's wife Ann was engaged to Samuel's brother James.
James had typhoid fever. Samuel and Ann fell in love while sitting up with James before he
died. Ann is Margaret Jane Kenedy's sister who married Ausborn Jefferson Taylor, brother to
Samuel.

 

More About Samuel E. Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga
Census: 1860, Sanford District Dawson Co Ga
Occupation: 1860, Miner
Property: 1860, Property value $1000, personal wealth $600

 

Notes for Ann Elizabeth Kenedy:

 

Ann Kenedy Taylor is living with her children: Martha Ann 13, William 11, John 7, and Samuel

 

6. Her Father Henry Kenedy from Va age 87 is living with her. Her mother Martha has died. Both
were living with her in 1860 census for Dawson Co Ga Sanford's District.
Ann is listed as a seamstress in Dawson Co in 1870/ Living next door is Nancy Duff age 51 from
SC, also a seamstress. This researcher has not found a connection to date.

 

More About Ann Elizabeth Kenedy:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Dawson Co ga
Census: 1860, dawson Co Sanford's District with husband Samuel E Taylor
Occupation: 1870, Seamstress
Property: 1870, Land value: $850. Personal property: $350

 

More About Samuel Taylor and Ann Kenedy:
Marriage: 15 Mar 1854, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Children of Samuel Taylor and Ann Kenedy are:

 

i.       Martha Ann6 Taylor, b. 22 Feb 1856, Ga; d. 19 Jan 1918; m. Reuben Peter Robertson,
24 Nov 1870; b. 1850, Ga.

 

More About Reuben Robertson and Martha Taylor:
Marriage: 24 Nov 1870

 

ii.     William Henry Taylor, b. 20 May 1859, Dawson Co Ga; d. 1944, Hall Co; m. Sarah
Elizabeth Townsend, 04 Jan 1885; b. 26 Apr 1867.

 

More About William Taylor and Sarah Townsend:
Marriage: 04 Jan 1885

 

iii. John S. Taylor, b. 23 Oct 1861, Ga; d. 02 Sep 1912, Ga; m. Nancy Jane Watson.

 

Notes for John S. Taylor:
His headstone is marked with The Woodmen of the World emblem.

 

More About John S. Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

 

iv.       Samuel E. Jr. Taylor, b. 31 Jul 1864; d. 29 Dec 1953, Dawson Co Ga; m. Mary Cordelia
Loggins, 08 Jun 1890, Hall Co Ga; b. Jul 1871, Ga; d. 05 Jun 1923, Dawson Co Ga.

 

More About Samuel Taylor and Mary Loggins:
Marriage: 08 Jun 1890, Hall Co Ga

 

33. Harriet Elizabeth5 Taylor (William N.4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 18 Dec 1829 in Greenville or Anderson Co SC, and died 10 Jun 1910 in Dawson
Co Ga. She married Thomas Harrison Smith 19 Apr 1849 in Lumpkin Co Ga, son of William Smith
and Sarah Smith. He was born 24 Feb 1826 in Old Pendleton Co SC, and died 18 Jan 1915 in
Dawson Co Ga/ Yellow Creek.

 

More About Harriet Elizabeth Taylor:
Burial: Ophir Baptist Church, Cherokee Co Ga
Census: 1900, She and parents born in SC Her parents were in the 1834 census for Lumpkin Co Ga
Nationality: her grandfather, John Childers was a part Cherokee and her grandmother Nancy
Duncan was 3/4 Cherokee

 

Notes for Thomas Harrison Smith:

 

Thomas Harrison Smith came from South Carolina first Cherokee then Lumpkin Co Ga in 1846
according to his CSA pension application. He was a farmer and land owner by trade, but,
according to older family members, he liked to explore the gold fields in other regions of the
country. He supposedly named his children from places he traveled, gold- rich areas or
legendary gold finds. He enjoyed his trips as a gold miner.

 

He was prosperous by the standards set in North Georgia in the 1850's-1870's. He was educated,
could read and write extremey well, based on documents he signed. While in his early 20's he
was able to purchase large parcels of land and build or purchase a large home for his family.
(I have photo). He is in all the census records for Georgia from 1850-1910 as a farmer, so if
he travelled West, I feel it was a one-time trip in the late 1850's. I was told by an older
relative who is the only living grandchild of Thomas Harrison Smith, that he travelled West
through the Panama Canal and went up the coast on a boat to California. I did some checking
and that was indeed one of the routes that was taken. I think he went with his parents who got
back to Ga before 1860. That is probably why they were not listed on any census for 1850, They
were probably still travelling home.

 

Thomas Harrison Smith enlisted in The Cherokee Legion Company D Infantry , July 13, 1863 at
Shiloa, Ga. He served in the CSA nitre works during his service as a private. This infantry
was also known as the Cherokee Repellers. They saw no major action in the war. Company D was
known as "The Cherokee Repellers."( Film # M226 roll 56) Also listed with him was Moses Smith/

 

Updated info: According to his pension application, he was sent to Col. Findley's Regiment
Company A, Oct. 1864. This was a part of General Barrett's Mounted Militia. He mentions C.
Wooford, Capt James L. Heard, and Joshua A. Dooley as being the leaders in his regiment. He
surrendered at Atlanta, Ga. He was met by one of the leaders of his company and this was
verified in an affidavit. His regiment surrendered at Folkston, Ga. On his Civil War pension
application he states he arrived in Georgia from SC in 1846

 

He was in his 80's, very frail, sick and almost blind when the application for a pension was
applied for. He was turned down initially, because he did not remember the facts correctly,but
his original record must have been found, and his application was backed up by letters of
leaders in the same regiment, helping him to receive a pension until his death. By this time,
he had had to sell all his large land holdings to George A. Ledbetter, husband of his
daughter Margaret and A.W. Roberts. ( I have documented records)

 

. I have been told recently he was the son of William and Sarah Smith /Samford District Dawson
Co Ga. listed in the 1860 census. I have a photo of them from a family member, and the
resemblance is striking. This person stated that they received a photo of the family who is
mentioned as Thomas and Harriet and the chilkdren on the front porch of their home was
actually William and Sarah and the grandchildren. This would make sense as Thomas and Harriet
would not be as old as the couple in the poicture.I have a picture of Thomas sitting in a
chair behind the same house, tyhe children in the previous photo are older but Thomas looks
younger. So, the family photo has to be Thomas' parents. They look like an older version of
the old picture I have of his parents in earlier days.
Also, another family member has quite recently arisen: Nancy Smith, according to the
researcher, was the sister of Thomas. She married James J. Elliott in Lumpkin Co right after
Thomas married Harriet. In 1850, they were living in Lumpkin County Keiths District.
She was living next door to Miles Hampton Smith in 1860 Forsyth County/ He named a daughter
Nancy. Hampton is a given name in the Thomas Harrison Smith family.By 1870, theNancy and most
of her family had moved to Yell County Arkansas/ In 1880, the census gives her as born in SC
and parents born in SC, the same as Thomas/

 

Moses Smith, holds a piece of the Smith puzzle, I think:possibly he was a brotheror uncle to
Thomas/ He was born in SC in 1811. He was living in Pickens Co SC in 1840 and 1850. By 1860,
he was living in Conns Creek, Cherokee Co Ga. By 1865, he had moved next door to Thomas
Harrison Smith and his family. By 1880, he was the tax receiver for Dawson Co, which was at
one time Lumpkin Co. They all lived at Yellow Creek District/ DawsonCo. as neighbors until
they died of old age.The 1880 census ststes they were both born in Sc and their parents were
born in SC. In the 1910 census for Dawson Co/ Yellow Creek, Texas Smith Bailley and son
Clifford are listed as living with daughters of Moses, who had died by this time. Texas Smith
Bailley was listed as aunt and Clifford as cousin. Also listed as head of household is niece
Jane Hardin.

 

Before 1870, Moses moved next door to my Thomas in Yellow Creek District, Dawson Co. They
lived as neighbors until both died of old age. In 1910, Thomas' daughter Texie and her son
Clifton are listed as living in the Moses Smith household with the surviving daughter. Texie
is listed as "aunt" and Clifton a "cousin". If Thomas and Moses were brothers, Texie would be
the cousin of Ann Smith. She was alos listed in the 1910 census for Conns Creek Cherokee
County Ga with son in law Paul Gilstrap whose wife had just died.
According to one on line tree Moses was the son of Moses Sr. of Pickens Co and they have a
Thomas Smith listed as a brother, with no other information. I have tried to contact the
person who was responsible for this information but my e-mail was returned. Moses married Mary
Boyd, an older widow in Pickens.
Several trees give Moses and William as sons of old John Bucker Revolutionary War patriot who
died in Pickens Co SC at almost 100.Possibly this is correct but I cannot find any
documentation to support this as a fact.
Another piece to consider: Living in Conns Creek in 1850 was James Smith (b 1793 SC),
blacksmith, and wife Elizabeth and their daughter or daughter- in- law Elizabeth, with a young
son William L., age 6.
By 1860, Elizabeth had died and James was living alone, next door to Moses Smith!!! He was age
67. I think he might be a brother to William Smith, who was a father of Thomas.
I think the following places these people as related : from Cherokee Co Ga, James, Thomas
Harrison, and Moses all joined the Cherokee Legion Company D at Shiloa on July 13, 1863. I
have copies of their assignments and ranks.
Another possibility that I found was Amaziah Smith(b SC 1827) who was living in Cherokee Co/Conns District in 1860. His mother, Margaret, age 62, from SC, was living with him. Thomas Harrison named his first born: Margaret. He also named his second son Amaziah or
Emaziah.(spelled both ways). If I could find the husband of Margaret, I might find the missing
piece to this perplexing puzzle. Amaziah is a very unusual name and Thomas named his second son Amaziah. I do not think this is a coincidence. According to the births of the children andthe state of birth, he came to Cherokee Co Ga between 1845-49. Possibly, Amaziah was a first cousin.
Another connection that might fit are the following: Joseph W., Miles Hampton, and Samuel all
lived in Forsyth Co in 1850 and according to the children, they too arrived from SC to Ga
around 1846. My Thomas second son Amaziah (b 1854) named his son Hampton. An older Hampton
also moved on to old Milton from Forsyth Co. So did my great Grandfather William Joseph (b
1852). He was a farmer there for about 20 years.

 

Her family has the Smith bible Thomas Harrison Smith is holding in the old picture. This same
bible records the marriage of William Joseph Smith and Mary Gilstrap/ It lists all their
children.

 

Thomas Harrison Smith's first born son William Joseph Smith (b 1852) married Mary Lizabeth
(Elizabeth) Gilstrap, daughter of Charles Asberry and Martha Jane Willson Gilstrap, in
Cherokee Co Sept, 1874, at Ophir District near the Forsyth County Line. They were my great
grandparents.
In summation, more than likely Thomas Harrison Smith was the grandson of John Buckner Smith of
Pickens Co SC. Too many facts point to this.

 

More About Thomas Harrison Smith:
Date born 2: Mar 1826
Burial: Ophir Baptist Church, Cherokee Co Ga
Census 1: 1880, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga
Census 2: 1850, Able to read and write
Census 3: 1850, Samford District Lumpkin Co
Census 4: 1860, Yellow Creek District Dawson Co. Ga
Census 5: 1860, Yellow Creek District Dawson Co. Ga property value $1700
Census 6: 1870, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga. property value $1700
Census 7: 1880, farmer
Census 8: 1880, Mother and father born in SC
Census 9: 1900, He and parents born in SC
Census 10: 1900, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga
Census 11: 1910, Yellow Creek, Dawson Co. Living in the household: children: America Thomas,
Marion Lee, and Alice Mae.
Marriage status: Married at the home of William and Anna Taylor , parents of Harriet
Elizabeth Taylor his wife. Source: Thomas Harrison Smith bible
Military service: 13 Jul 1863, Enlisted at Shiloa, Ga
Occupation: Gold miner and farmer
Property 1: 1870, Real estate $1000. personal prop. $700
Property 2: Bet. 1866 - 1890, he purchased and sold a considerable amount of land in and
around Ophir Baptist Church in Cherokee Co. In 1884, he sold 60 acres of land to Bright Nelson
Gilstrap, father in law to his granddaughter Frona Bailley, daughter of Texas Smith Bailley.
Real estate property: Bet. 1860 - 1910, Dawson and Cherokee Counties. In later years when he
was too old to farm he lived on the rent of his land holdings. (source Civil War pension
application)
Religion: Baptist/ member of Ophir Baptist Church Cherokee Co. Ga
Tax list: 1854, Lumpkin Co Ga 194 acres /V.P. Monroe: Agent

 

More About Thomas Smith and Harriet Taylor:
Marriage 1: 19 Apr 1849, Lumpkin Co Ga
Marriage 2: Home of Harriet's parents William and Anna Childers Taylor from SC.
Marriage 3: 19 Apr 1849, Lumpkin Co Ga,
Marriage 4: 12 Apr 1849, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Children of Harriet Taylor and Thomas Smith are:

 

i.       Margaret Jane Eveline6 Smith, b. 21 Jan 1850, Samford District Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 24
Apr 1914, Forsyth Co Ga; m. George Ahymus Ledbetter, 1868, Dawson Co Ga; b. 14 May
1847, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 16 Jul 1932, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

More About Margaret Jane Eveline Smith:
Burial: Mt Vernon Church, Ducktown, Ga

 

Notes for George Ahymus Ledbetter:

 

George A. Ledbetter enlisted in Company D Cherokee Legion Infantry Civil War at
Shiloah Ga August 13, 1863. He was discharged Dec 3, 1863 for being a minor.

 

Margaret and George's son Lewis was a wealthy landowner in Ducktown, and was the
Mayor there.I have a transcribed copy of the Ledbetter Bible and two old photos of
Aunt Margaret and one of Uncle George and Aunt Margaret.
By the time Thomas Harrison Smith was in his 80's and very feeble, he had sold most
of his land in Cherokee, Forsyth, and Dawson to George Ledbetter.

 

More About George Ahymus Ledbetter:
Burial: Mt Vernon Church Ducktown, Ga
Census 1: 1880, Dawson Co Ga Yellow Creek
Census 2: 1900, Dawson Co Ga
Census 3: 1910, Dawson Co Ga
Census 4: 1920, Dawson Co Ga

 

More About George Ledbetter and Margaret Smith:
Marriage: 1868, Dawson Co Ga

 

ii.       William Joseph Smith, b. 28 Feb 1852, Samford District Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 09 Oct
1936, Barnesville, Lamar Co Ga; m. (1) Sarah Elizabeth Roach, 22 Oct 1871, Dawson Co
Ga; b. 18 Feb 1853, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 1873, Cherokee Co Ga; m. (2) Mary Elizabeth
Gilstrap, 06 Sep 1874, Cherokee Co.; b. 06 Mar 1856, Forsyth Co. Ga; d. 12 Feb
1907, Pickens Co. Ga; m. (3) Mary Adaline Reese McGaha, 01 Sep 1911, Pickens Co Ga;

 

b. 1862, Ga; d. Bef. 1930, Ga.

 

Notes for William Joseph Smith:

 

He lived with his son Fonsy in Lamar Co for several years before his death. He would
visit my grandpa Oscar Smith on the back of a wagon sitting in his special chair. He
had arthritis so they would just lift him chair and all off the wagon and onto the
ground under the big oak trees, where he would sit until ready to leave.

 

William Joseph had three wives, but only two had children: Sarah Elizabeth Roach abd
Mary Elizabeth Gilstrap.
Four babies died: Lynton, Elmer, Lewis, and Ola.

 

I grew up around Aunt Lula Smith McGaha all my life and her family has the large
oval picture of Mary Gilstrap Smith. They are older than me and know the story of
the Gilstrap family well. She was their grandmother. She was my great grandmother.

 

More About William Joseph Smith:
Burial: Antioch Baptist Church Upson Co. Ga
Census 1: 1930, Living with son Fonsy in Lamar Co Ga
Census 2: 1880, High Tower District Forsyth Co Ga
Census 3: 1900, Pickens Co Ga Talking Rock
Census 4: Bet. 1910 - 1920, Milton Co Ga
Census 5: 1920, Little River: Old Milton Co Ga Joseph, wife: Mary and youngest child
Fonsy.
Occupation: Bet. 1900 - 1920, Farmer

 

More About Sarah Elizabeth Roach:
Burial: Concord Baptist Church Cherokee Co Ga

 

More About William Smith and Sarah Roach:
Marriage: 22 Oct 1871, Dawson Co Ga

 

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Gilstrap:
Mary's mother Martha Jane Willson Gilstrap died tragically in a drowning accident in
the river in Cherokee Co in the 1860's leaving Mary to be raised by her Uncle
William Maxvile and Aunt Frances Gilstrap who were living in Cherokee Co Ga then.
She is listed in their household in the 1870 census for Cherokee Co Ga.
One person said Martha Jane Willson Gilstrap fell off the ferry run by Bright Nelson
Gilstrap, her brother in law. I do not know this as fact, only that she drowned in
the river.

 

One family member said Mary Gilstrap Smith died in Pickens Co Ga; another said old
Milton Co. The family was moving from one county to another at this time. In 1900
census, she was living in Jasper District Pickens Co. She died right after son Fonsy
was born. In 1910 William, widow, with the children was living in old Milton Co.

 

According to the old Smith Family Bible, she is buried in Gordon Co Ga. I have not
found her grave. Reference of marriage, children, and death: Old Smith family bible
and family history of grandchildren of Mary Gilstrap Smith. Her marriage to William
Joseph Smith is also recorded in the Cherokee Co Ga marriages data base. (see
attachments)

 

More About Mary Elizabeth Gilstrap:
Burial: According to the Smith bible: Gordon Co. Ga
Census 1: 1870, Age 12, living with Uncle William Maxville Gilstrap and wife Frances

 

C. in Cherokee Co Ga
Census 2: 1860, Forsyth Co Ga with father: Charles Asberry Gilstrap andmother:
Martha J. Mother
Census 3: 1880, High Tower Forsyth Co Ga as wife of William Joseph Smith
Census 4: 1900, Living with husband William Joseph Smith in Pickens Co Ga.

 

More About William Smith and Mary Gilstrap:
Marriage: 06 Sep 1874, Cherokee Co.

 

More About William Smith and Mary McGaha:
Marriage: 01 Sep 1911, Pickens Co Ga

 

iii.   "Emmaziah"Jamiah Smith, b. 04 Sep 1854, Samford District Lumpkin Co Ga; d. 28 Dec
1938, Pickens Co Ga; m. Rose Etta "Rosetta" Elliott, 22 Aug 1878, Forsyth Co Ga; b.
05 Sep 1857, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 30 May 1895, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

Notes for "Emmaziah"Jamiah Smith:

 

"Ama", or "Emmer" as he was called was living next door to brother William Joseph
Smith in High Tower/ Forsyth Co in 1880. He continued to live in Forsyth Co High
Tower District until his wife died.

 

In 1910 Dawson County Ga Yellow Creek, he was living with his father and mother and
is listed as widower.

 

In 1920, he was living with his son Hampton and his wife Martha in Pickens Co Ga,
Jerusalem District.

 

In 1930, he was living with children in Cherokee Co Ga.

 

His headstone shows his name as Amaziah but the 1860 census gives Emmerziah, other
census as simply Emmer or Emma. However, his marriage record states Emazias J. We
will probably never know his true name.

 

In 1860 I found a listing for Eber Smith b 1823 SC.in Dawson Co. He came to Ga
based on children's ages in about 1845. Amaziah named his son Barney Eber. Could
this older Eber in Dawson and Amaziah b 1825 SC living in Cherokee be brothers and
brothers to Thomas Harrison? These names are unusual.

 

More About "Emmaziah"Jamiah Smith:
Died 2: Dawson Co Ga
Burial: Shiloh Methodist Church Cherokee Co Ga
Census 1: 1860, Dawson Co Ga
Census 2: 1870, Dawson Co Ga His name spelled as Emmerziah
Census 3: 1880, High Tower Forsyth Co Ga
Census 4: 1880, High Tower/ Forsyth Co Ga
Census 5: 1900, High Tower/Forsyth Co Ga
Census 6: 1910, Living with parents in Dawson Co Ga listed as Ema Smith, widower
Census 7: 1920, Pickens Co Ga living with son Hampton.
Census 8: 1930, Living with son William in Cherokee Co Ga

 

Notes for Rose Etta "Rosetta" Elliott:
Rosetta Elliott Smith died at the birth of her daughter Mollie.

 

More About Rose Etta "Rosetta" Elliott:
Date born 2: 05 Sep 1857
Date born 3: 1858, Ga
Burial: Shiloh Methodist Church Cherokee Co Ga

 

More About "Emmaziah"Jamiah Smith and Rose Elliott:
Marriage: 22 Aug 1878, Forsyth Co Ga

 

                  iv.            Columbus Boneparte Smith, b. 14 Sep 1857, Yellow Creek 1857; d. Nov 1857.

 

                  v.            Roxanna Smith, b. 08 Sep 1858, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga; d. 01 Jul 1930,
Swearington Cemetery Byromville, Dooley Co Ga; m. Oliver Marion Hill, 10 Nov 1881,
Dawson Co Ga; b. 27 Apr 1860, Dawson Co Ga; d. 18 Sep 1938.

 

 

Notes for Roxanna Smith:
According to the 1870 census, the name Roxanna is given and not Roxie Ann[Gilstraps
too.FTW]

 

According to the 1870 census, the name Roxanna is given and not Roxie Ann

 

More About Oliver Marion Hill:
Burial: Swearington Cemetery Byromville, Dooley Co Ga

 

More About Oliver Hill and Roxanna Smith:
Marriage: 10 Nov 1881, Dawson Co Ga

 

vi.   Eldorado Frances Smith, b. 29 Jan 1861, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga; d. 17 Jun 1954,
Lamar Co Ga.

 

Notes for Eldorado Frances Smith:
Known as" Aunt Eldie", she never married. She always lived with her parents until
later years when she lived with her brother America Thomas Smith. She received the
unique name from a county called El Dorado, formed in 1850 California, the site of
the Gold Rush. Coloma was the county seat and that is how her sister Coloma received
her name. Their father Thomas Harriosn Smith was a gold miner who travelled west.

 

More About Eldorado Frances Smith:
Burial: Antioch Baptist Church Upson Co Ga
Census 1: 1930, Living with brother America Thomas Smith and nephew in Lamar Co
/Barnesville District near brother Fonsy Smith.
Census 3: Bet. 1870 - 1910, Living with parents Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga
Census 4: 1920, age 50
Census 5: 1920, Living with brother America Thomas Smith in Montezuma Ga
Marriage status: unmarried
Nickname: Aunt Eldie
Occupation: Aunt Eldie

 

vii.   Coloma Sarah Smith, b. 05 Sep 1864, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga; d. 07 Sep 1908,
Dawson Co Ga; m. Barney F. Elliott, 28 Sep 1893, Dawson Co Ga; b. 19 Sep 1860,
Forsyth Co Ga; d. 15 Jan 1894, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

Notes for Coloma Sarah Smith:
Coloma received her unique name from the Native American word " Culluma" which was
later changed to Coloma. This was the county seat of El Dorado Co. California in
1850, the center of the "Gold Rush". Coloma's father went to California during this
period searching for gold. Her husband died a few months after they were married and
she never re-married. They had no children.

 

More About Coloma Sarah Smith:
Burial: Shiloh Methodist Church Cherokee Co Ga
Census: 1900, Living with parents Thomas Harrison and Harriet Smith as Coloma
Elliot.

 

More About Barney F. Elliott:
Date born 2: 19 Sep 1860
Date born 3: 1861, High Tower Forsyth Co Ga
Burial: Shiloh Methodist Church Cherokee Co Ga

 

More About Barney Elliott and Coloma Smith:
Marriage: 28 Sep 1893, Dawson Co Ga

 

viii.      Texas Hyjanah Smith, b. 18 Feb 1867, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga; d. 15 Nov 1954,
Cherokee Co, Ga; m. George Washington Bailley, 21 Sep 1884, Dawson Co Ga; b. 21 Oct
1862, Dawson Co Ga; d. 02 Jun 1889.

 

Notes for Texas Hyjanah Smith:
Buried at Ophir Baptist Church Cemetery/ Old Federal Rd. Dawson Co Ga Headstone
states Birth February 18, 1872, Death Nov. 15, 1954. Smith bible states Feb. 18,
1867. Headstone inscription is as follows: Texas Bailey, Gone But Not Forgotten. Age

 

82. This researcher has taken photos of the grave.

 

More About Texas Hyjanah Smith:
Date born 2: 18 Feb 1867
Died 2: her toombstone reads Texas Havanna.
Died 3: Aft. 1930
Burial: Ophir Baptist Church Cherokee Co Ga
Census 1: 1910, Living with son in law Paul Gilstrap son of Br in Cherokee Co Ga
Census 2: 1900, Living with parents Thomas and Harriet in Dawson Co Yellow Creek
Census 3: 1920, Living with son in law Paul Gilstrap. Cherokee Co Ga Conns Creek
District
Census 4: 1930, Living with son in law Paul Gilstrap son of Bright Nelson Gilstrap

 

More About George Washington Bailley:
Died 2: Bef. 1900
Burial: Ophir Baptist Church Cherokee Co Ga

 

More About George Bailley and Texas Smith:
Marriage: 21 Sep 1884, Dawson Co Ga

 

ix.    Alice Mary Smith, b. 14 May 1869, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga; d. 10 May 1918,
Montezuma Ga.

 

Notes for Alice Mary Smith:
I could find nothing about Alice Mae Smith after the death of Thomas, her father in
1915. She lived with him until this time. All the other grown children who were
living in his household moved to Washington Co. Montezuma, Ga, but Alice was not
with them.

 

No one in the family knows the identity of father of son Claude.

 

More About Alice Mary Smith:
Name 2: Alice M. Smith
Census: Bet. 1870 - 1910, Dawson Co Ga Yellow Creek living with parents

 

x. America Thomas "Uncle Merkey" Smith, b. 25 Nov 1872, Yellow Creek Dawson Co Ga; d.
24 May 1949, Lamar Co Ga.

 

Notes for America Thomas "Uncle Merkey" Smith:

 

He was riding in the car with nephew Fonsy Clay Smith son of William Joseph Smith.
They were coming home from a checkup at the Macon Hospital in Bibb Co when Fonsy ran
under a big truck. He was killed instantly but America survived until they could get
him to the nearest hospital in Monroe County. He died shortly after.
His nephew Clifton Bailley, son of Texas Smith Bailley, sister and his sister
Eldorado are living with him in the 1920 and 1930 censuses. He never married.

 

More About America Thomas "Uncle Merkey" Smith:
Died 2: Death certificate # 10468/ age 78 years
Burial: Cherokee Co Ophir Baptist Church Cemetery
Census 1: 1920, Montezuma Ga head of household
Census 2: Bet. 1880 - 1910, Living with father Thomas Harrison Smith
Census 3: 1920, Living next door to brother Marion Lee Smith and family

 

Census 4: 1920, Sister Eldorado is living with him.
Census 5: 1930, Lamar Co Barnesville Ga

 

xi.       Marion Lee Smith, b. 20 Jul 1876, Dawson Co Ga; d. 27 Oct 1954, Lamar Co Ga; m.
Pearlie Slaton, 17 Dec 1916, Dawson Co Ga; b. 23 Mar 1891, Dawson Co Ga; d. 08 Nov
1960, Dawson Co. Ga.

 

Notes for Marion Lee Smith:
He was living with his parents in Yellow Creek for over thirty years,when he married
Pearlie Staton. When they married, they left Yellow Creek Dawson Co for Montezuma,
Washington Co. Ga. Thomas Harrison Smith and Elizabeth, parents, had died by 1915.
They married right after that. By 1930, they were back in Barnesville, Lamar Co. Ga.
Going with them to Montezuma were America Thomas smith brother, sister Eldorado, and
nephew Clifton Bailley. By 1930, they were back in Lamar Co, too.

 

More About Marion Lee Smith:
Date born 2: 20 Jul 1876
Burial: Lamar Co Ga
Census: Bet. 1880 - 1910, Yellow Creek Dawson Co

 

More About Pearlie Slaton:
Date born 2: 23 Mar 1890
Died 2: 03 Mar 1919
Burial: Lamar Co Ga

 

More About Marion Smith and Pearlie Slaton:
Marriage: 17 Dec 1916, Dawson Co Ga

 

34. John Marion5 Taylor (William N.4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2, John1)
was born 16 Aug 1835 in Lumpkin Co Ga, and died 1912 in Ga. He married Frances E. "Stripling"
Stripland. She was born 03 Sep 1833 in SC, and died 01 Sep 1899.

 

Notes for John Marion Taylor:
William N. Taylor, father age 76 is living with John Marion in the 1870 census for Forsyth Co
Ga.
Cherokee application for John Hubbard, cousin of John Marion Taylor. Letter written for John
Hubbard states Mrs John Childers, Ne: Nancy Duncan was half Cherokee and did affiliate with
the Cherokee Tribe. She was the sister of John Duncan. Nov 16, 1908.

 

John M. Taylor wrote an affidavit for Thomas Harrison Smith, his brother-in law, to receive
Civil War pension funds. In his affidavit he states he, himself, was a Lieutenant in Col.
William Barrett's Battn.Mounted Militia of Dawson County before the surrender.

 

More About John Marion Taylor:
Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Dawson Co Ga
Census 1: 1880, Forsyth Co Ga Vickery Creek, District 75.
Census 2: 1870, Forsyth Co Ga living nerxt door to the Childers : William Childers. Ira, and
the Goff family(married a Childers.
Military service: 1863, 38 Regiment Ga Volunteer Infantry/Evan's Brigade. Gordon's
Division,Wroght's Legion, Dawson Co Ga, Army of N. Va.
Occupation: 1870, Farmer
Property: 1870, Land value $200, personal $300

 

Children of John Taylor and Frances Stripland are:

 

i. Florence E6 Taylor, b. 1867.

 

ii.       James Lafaette Taylor, b. 1857.

 

iii. John Lester Taylor, b. 1864.

 

                  iv.            Samuel B Taylor, b. 1866.

 

                  v. Osborn Jefferson Taylor, b. 1869.

 

 

vi.       M.A. Taylor, b. 1870.

 

vii. Frances E Taylor, b. 1873.

 

viii. A.E. Taylor, b. 1874.

 

                  ix.            Mary Jane Taylor, b. 1859.

 

                  x. Harriet Taylor, b. 1860.

 

 

xi.       Ausborn J. Taylor, b. 1869.

 

xii. M. AnneTaylor, b. 1870.

 

35. David S. junior5 Taylor (David S. senior4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 1833 in Georgia, and died 18 Mar 1899 in Greenville Co SC. He married Amanda
Rebecca Wood Abt. 1854, daughter of Joseph Wood. She was born Abt. 1835 in SC, and died 08
Jan 1900 in Greenville Co SC.

 

Notes for David S. junior Taylor:
CSA 16th Regiment SC Company I 1870 Blacksmith and Farmer

 

More About David S. junior Taylor:
Burial: Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery Simpsonville, SC
Census: 1860, living with son and his family in Greenville
Occupation: Blacksmith and farmer

 

More About Amanda Rebecca Wood:
Burial: Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery Simpsonville, SC

 

More About David Taylor and Amanda Wood:
Marriage: Abt. 1854

 

Children of David Taylor and Amanda Wood are:

 

i.       Wesley W.6 Taylor, b. 18 Jun 1855, Greenville Co SC; d. 21 Aug 1902, Greenville Co
SC; m. Elizabeth Griffith; b. 29 Mar 1863; d. 03 Sep 1934, Greenville Co SC.

 

ii. Joseph F. Taylor, b. 1857, Greenville Co SC; m. Alice Hawkins; b. 1862.

 

iii. James P. Taylor, b. 1859, Greenville Co SC.

 

                  iv. Thomas Taylor, b. 1861, Greenville Co SC; d. 1862.

 

                  v.            David F. Taylor, b. 1863.

 

 

vi. Mollie Taylor, b. 1864.

 

vii. Mary Anne Taylor, b. 1866.

 

viii. Nelson Austin Taylor, b. 1868; d. 1907; m. Elizabeth Tucker.

 

                  ix. Martha Taylor, b. 1870.

 

                  x.            Ida Taylor, b. 1872.

 

 

xi. J.B. Taylor, b. 1875.

 

xii. Tecora Taylor, b. 1879.

 

36. William Ira Childers5 Childress (William C. Childers4, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 19 Dec 1824 in McMinn,TN, and died Aft. 1908 in Probably Gwinnett Co near
Lawrenceville, Ga. He married Nancy Tomlin. She was born 1832.

 

Notes for William Ira Childers Childress:

 

According to the Cherokee application of John H. Hubbard grandson of Abraham, affidavit of
Ira Childers, son of William C. Childers, states: his grandfather Abraham had two brothers
living in Bradley Tennessee during the time of the removal of the Cherokees. They were Lem and
Gid Childers.They were all Cherokees. He was born in McMen (sic) Co Tn in 1824 and and
remembers the incident well , how Lem, his son Levi, Gid and his son Henry were removed from
their lands and taken off with all the other Cherokees. This was between 1835-1838. He states
all his Childers relatives were of Cherokee descent and were recognized as such,but his mother
was white. Affidavit was given on April 1908, when Ira was 83. Ira goes on to state he was the
son of William Childers, brother to Nancy Hubbard.
He also names the children of his grandparents Abe and Patsy Childers: Nancy Hubbard, Annie
Taylor, the wife of William Taylor, Patsy Taylor, the wife of John Taylor, William Childers,
Jack Childers, Sam Childers, and Abe Childers.
However, John Hubbard states Lem Childers was a first cousin to Nancy Childers Hubbard his
mother. He has so many inconsistencies in his application it is difficult to sort out.

 

More About William Ira Childers Childress:
Census: 1870, Forsyth Co Ga Living with aunt Mary Childers Goff
US migration: 1848, According to son's Civil War record they came to Ga in 1848

 

Children of William Childress and Nancy Tomlin are:

 

i.       William Jackson6 Childers, b. 30 Mar 1844, TN; d. 12 Oct 1931; m. Mary Caroline
Owen, 22 Jul 1869, Forsyth Co Ga; b. 14 Apr 1851, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 05 Nov 1916.

 

Notes for William Jackson Childers:

 

Civil War: Private Oct 13, 1861. Wounded through both hips. Ball passed through body
and he was captured at Cedar Creek Va. Oct 19, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout. Md
and exchanged Feb 10, 1865, at Camp Lee near Richmond Va. Feb. 7, 1865. Resident of
Ga since 1848. USGENWEB Civil War Roster for Dawson Co Ga. Company L 38th Division, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Evan's Brigade, Gordon's Division Wright's Legion/ Army of Northern Va 1880 living in home of sister-in law in Forsyth Co Ga

 

More About William Jackson Childers:
Date born 2: 30 Mar 1844
Burial: Forsyth Co Ga
Census: 1870, Living with Mary Owens age 48. Also living in the family Mary C
Childers age 19

 

More About Mary Caroline Owen:
Date born 2: 14 Apr 1851

 

More About William Childers and Mary Owen:
Marriage: 22 Jul 1869, Forsyth Co Ga

 

ii. Mary Ann Childers, b. 14 Sep 1845; d. 04 Mar 1916; m. Eshorn T. Collins.

 

iii. Sarah Miranda Childers, b. Dec 1846; d. 26 Apr 1937.

 

                  iv.            Jerry Benson Childers, b. 12 Feb 1849; d. 08 Sep 1927.

 

                  v.            Allen Childers, b. 09 Jun 1851, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 17 Mar 1936, Forsyth Co Ga; m.
Nancy Jane Owen, 02 Oct 1872, Forsyth Co Ga; b. 1853, Forsyth Co Ga; d. Jun 1928.

 

 

More About Allen Childers:
Burial: Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Forsyth Co Ga

 

More About Allen Childers and Nancy Owen:
Marriage: 02 Oct 1872, Forsyth Co Ga

 

37. John Charles Childers5 Childress (William C. Childers4, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born Sep 1825 in probably Laurens Co SC, and died Aft. 1880 in Ga. He married (1)
Martha Watson 25 Dec 1850 in Lumpkin Co Ga. She was born 1833 in TN, and died Bef. 1880 in
GA. He married (2) Frances W. Watson Green 24 Apr 1864 in Dawson Co Ga, daughter of Martha
Watson. She was born Feb 1836 in Ga, and died in Ga.

 

Notes for John Charles Childers Childress:

 

Living in the household are Frances Watson age 25 and Martha Watson age 70, possibly sister
and mother of Martha, wife to John. Frances was born in Ga. Martha, unknown
USGENWEB Confederate military roster for Dawson Co Ga? Received by Potomac Army, a
Confederate deserter. Mar 626, 1865 Sent to City Point Va, Mar 27, 1865. No later record
found.Dawson Co Ga. Company L 38th Division, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Evan's Brigade,
Gordon's Division Wright's Legion/ Army of Northern Va
Findley Green, age 20, step- son is living in the household in 1880 Sanford's district Dawson
Co Ga.

 

More About John Charles Childers Childress:
Census 1: 1860, SC
Census 2: 1850, Lumpkin Living next door to father and mother William C and Anna
Census 3: 1880, Sanford's District Dawson Co Ga
Military service: 1861, Private
Property: 1860, Land $300 Personal $110

 

More About John Childress and Martha Watson:
Marriage: 25 Dec 1850, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

More About Frances W. Watson Green:
Census 1: 1880, She is living as wife of John Childers in Samford District Dawson Co
Census 2: 1880, Living with john and Frances is stepson Findley Green. step son, so she had to
have married in 1860 after the last census was taken.

 

More About John Childress and Frances Green:
Marriage: 24 Apr 1864, Dawson Co Ga

 

Children of John Childress and Martha Watson are:

 

i.       Elizabeth6 Childers, b. 1852, Ga.

 

ii.       Joseph W. Childers, b. 1855, Ga.

 

More About Joseph W. Childers:
Census: 1880, Living Living with father John and new wife W. Frances

 

iii. Jackson Childers, b. 1857, Ga.

 

                  iv.            Sarah Childers, b. 1858, Ga.

 

                  v.            Mary Childers, b. 1859, GA.

 

 

vi.       David Childers, b. Abt. 1846, TN; m. Sarah E. Hammond, 28 Jun 1866, Ga; b. Abt.
1846, Ga; d. Ga.

 

More About David Childers:
Burial: Ga
Census: 1870, Dawson Co Ga
Occupation: 1880, Farm hand

 

More About David Childers and Sarah Hammond:
Marriage: 28 Jun 1866, Ga

 

vii. John Childers, b. 1859; m. Nancy Duncan.

 

viii. Edward Childers, b. 1875.

 

ix.       Georgia A Childers, b. 1878.

 

Children of John Childress and Frances Green are:

 

x.       Harriet A.6 Childers, b. Jan 1873.

 

xi.    John H. Childers, b. Apr 1876.

 

xii. James M. Childers, b. May 1878.

 

xiii. Benson Childers, b. 1878.

 

38. Caroline Childers5 Childress (William C. Childers4, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 1829.

 

Child of Caroline Childers Childress is:

 

i. Perry6 Childers, b. 1860.

 

39. Rebecca Childers5 Childress (William C. Childers4, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 1841 in Tennessee.

 

Children of Rebecca Childers Childress are:

 

i. Henry6 Childers, b. 1868.

 

ii. Andrew Childers, b. 1859.

 

40. George Marion5 Taylor (John Bayliss4, Rebekah Childers3 Childress, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 17 Nov 1849 in Lumpkin Co Ga, and died 17 Oct 1905. He married Lucinda William
"Billie" Robertson 02 Nov 1871 in Lumpkin Co Ga. She was born 09 Jul 1854, and died 24 Mar
1932.

 

Notes for George Marion Taylor:
George Marion Taylor was the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Harmony Baptist, Dawsonville
Baptist and New Bethel Baptist all in Dawson Co Ga. He was representative to the General
Assembly of Georgia fro 1888-1890. He was lerk of the Court of Dawson Co from 1896 until his
death in 1905.( ref W. Morris Taylor)[Gilstraps too.FTW]

 

George Marion Taylor was the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Harmony Baptist, Dawsonville
Baptist and New Bethel Baptist all in Dawson Co Ga. He was representative to the General
Assembly of Georgia fro 1888-1890. He was lerk of the Court of Dawson Co from 1896 until his
death in 1905.( ref W. Morris Taylor)

 

More About George Marion Taylor:
Occupation: Minister

 

More About George Taylor and Lucinda Robertson:
Marriage: 02 Nov 1871, Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Children of George Taylor and Lucinda Robertson are:

 

i. Carl Bunyan6 Taylor, b. 01 Oct 1872.

 

ii. William Lyman Taylor, b. 11 Apr 1874.

 

iii. Martha Anne Lucinda Taylor, b. 19 Jan 1876.

 

                  iv. John Guerny Taylor, b. 06 Sep 1878.

 

                  v. Benjamin Rainey Taylor, b. 19 Nov 1880.

 

 

vi. Emily Jane Elizabeth Taylor, b. 20 Mar 1883.

 

vii. George Reuben Taylor, b. 25 Aug 1885.

 

viii. Pearl Angeline Taylor, b. 28 Jan 1888.

 

                  ix. Grover Edward Taylor, b. 25 Oct 1890.

 

                  x. Garrett Burner Taylor, b. 21 Feb 1893.

 

 

41. Isabella5 Goff (Mary Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1835, and died Aft. 1870. She married unknown.

 

More About Isabella Goff:
Census: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Sanford District Dawson / Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Children of Isabella Goff and unknown are:

 

i. Eliza6, b. 1867.

 

ii. Martha, b. 1865.

 

iii. Mahalia Eliza, b. 1869.

 

42. Daniel5 Neal (Elizabeth Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1820 in Laurens Co SC. He married Millie Smith in Lumpkin Co Ga, daughter of Hiram
Smith. She was born 1825 in SC.

 

Notes for Daniel Neal:
Private: CSA 11th Battalion Ga Infantry

 

More About Daniel Neal:
Census: 1860, Dawsonville, Dawson Co Ga

 

More About Daniel Neal and Millie Smith:
Marriage: Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Children of Daniel Neal and Millie Smith are:

 

i. Martha J.6 Neal, b. 1841, Ga; m. Benjamin Johnson, 23 Mar 1865, Dawson Co Ga.

 

More About Benjamin Johnson and Martha Neal:
Marriage: 23 Mar 1865, Dawson Co Ga

 

ii. Nancy M Neal, b. 1843, Ga; m. B.T. Smith, 21 Dec 1865, Dawson Co Ga.

 

More About B.T. Smith and Nancy Neal:
Marriage: 21 Dec 1865, Dawson Co Ga

 

iii. Mary C. Neal, b. 1845, Ga.

 

                  iv. Sarah A. Neal, b. 1847, Ga.

 

                  v. Daniel D. Neal, b. 1850, Ga.

 

 

vi. Margaret Milly Ann Neal, b. 1853, GA; m. Jesse Gregory.

 

vii. Harriet M. Neal, b. 1856, GA; m. Garland Turner, 05 Jul 1877, Ga.

 

More About Garland Turner and Harriet Neal:
Marriage: 05 Jul 1877, Ga

 

viii.       William M. Neal, b. 1854, Ga; d. 08 Jul 1927, Ga; m. Eliza A. Goswick, 11 Sep 1879,
Ga.

 

More About William Neal and Eliza Goswick:
Marriage: 11 Sep 1879, Ga

 

ix. Candy Anne Neal, b. 1859, Ga; m. Samuel A. Turner, 11 Jul 1886, Ga.

 

More About Samuel Turner and Candy Neal:
Marriage: 11 Jul 1886, Ga

 

43. James W.5 Neal (Elizabeth Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 1825 in Laurens Co SC. He married Nancy unnknown Abt. 1849 in Ga. She was born 1825
in NC.

 

More About James W. Neal:
Census 1: 1870, Living next to James P and Elizabeth Neal in Whitfield Co Ga
Census 2: 1834, Living next door to Wm Taylor and near Nancy Childers
Census 3: 1840, Lumpkin Co Ga
Tax list: 1855, Lumpkin Co Ga 230 Acres in Lumpkin and Forsyth Co's

 

More About James Neal and Nancy unnknown:
Marriage: Abt. 1849, Ga

 

Children of James Neal and Nancy unnknown are:

 

i. Ann6 Neal, b. 1850, Ga.

 

ii. George Neal, b. 1857, Ga.

 

44. Robert P.5 Neal (Elizabeth Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 1830 in Lumpkin Co Ga. He married Mary Anne unknown Abt. 1867 in Lumpkin or
Whitfield Co Ga. She was born 1843 in Ga.

 

Notes for Robert P. Neal:
Private CSA 39th Infantry Ga. Regiment which included Whitfield County

 

More About Robert P. Neal:
Census: 1880, Trickum Whitfield Co Ga

 

More About Robert Neal and Mary unknown:
Marriage: Abt. 1867, Lumpkin or Whitfield Co Ga

 

Children of Robert Neal and Mary unknown are:

 

i. L.L.6 Neal, b. 1868, Ga.

 

ii. Sarah Neal, b. 1870, Ga.

 

iii. Mary L. Neal, b. 1872, Ga.

 

                  iv. Martha V. Neal, b. 1874, Ga.

 

                  v. William G. Neal, b. 1876, Ga.

 

 

vi. John P. Neal, b. 1879, Ga.

 

45. William J.5 Neal (Elizabeth Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 1837 in Lumpkin Co Ga. He married (1) Mary unknown. She was born 1837 in Ga. He
married (2) Sarah E. Davis 31 May 1859 in Whitfield Co Ga.

 

More About William Neal and Sarah Davis:
Marriage: 31 May 1859, Whitfield Co Ga

 

Children of William Neal and Mary unknown are:

 

i. Julia Anne6 Neal, b. 1863, Ga.

 

ii. Robert Neal, b. 1866, Ga.

 

iii. Melissa Neal, b. 1868, Ga.

 

                  iv. Nancy S, Neal, b. 1870, Ga.

 

                  v. Jane Neal, b. 1872, Ga.

 

 

vi. Joseph R. Neal, b. 1876, Ga.

 

Child of William Neal and Sarah Davis is:

 

vii. Elizabeth6 Neal, b. 1861, Ga.

 

46. Alfred5 Neal (Elizabeth Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1838 in Lumpkin Co Ga. He married (1) Elizabeth unknown. She was born 1859 in Ga. He
married (2) Nanha unknown 05 Jan 1859 in Ga.

 

More About Alfred Neal:
Census: 1880, Whitfield Co Ga

 

Notes for Nanha unknown:
She divorced Alfred for abandanment . Not in Ga in 1863

 

More About Alfred Neal and Nanha unknown:
Marriage: 05 Jan 1859, Ga

 

Child of Alfred Neal and Elizabeth unknown is:

 

i. Ellie6 Neal, b. 1879.

 

47. George B.5 Neal (Elizabeth Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 1845 in Lumpkin Co Ga. He married Josephine Unknown Abt. 1865 in Whitfield or
Lumpkin Co Ga. She was born 1848 in Ga.

 

More About George Neal and Josephine Unknown:
Marriage: Abt. 1865, Whitfield or Lumpkin Co Ga

 

Children of George Neal and Josephine Unknown are:

 

i. Robert J.6 Neal, b. 1866, Ga.

 

ii. Samuel Neal, b. 1868, Ga.

 

iii. Washington Neal, b. 1870, Ga.

 

                  iv. Franklin Neal, b. 1874, Ga.

 

                  v. Adalia Neal, b. 1877, Ga.

 

 

vi. Emily Jane Neal, b. 1879, Ga.

 

48. Martha5 Burns (Rebecca Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1826 in South Carolina. She married Gallaway Pitnam Abt. 1843 in prob Murray Co Ga. He
was born 1816 in TN.

 

More About Gallaway Pitnam and Martha Burns:
Marriage: Abt. 1843, prob Murray Co Ga

 

Children of Martha Burns and Gallaway Pitnam are:

 

i. John T.6 Pitnam, b. 1844, Georgia.

 

ii. James A. Pitnam, b. 1846, Georgia.

 

iii. Mary Anne Pitnam, b. 1848, Georgia.

 

49. William F.5 Burns (Rebecca Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 1828 in Prob Pickens Co SCSouth Carolina. He married Melvina Unknown Burns 1847 in
prob Pickens Co SC. She was born 1831 in South Carolina, and died Bef. 1860.

 

Notes for William F. Burns:
Living in the household for 1860 are the following children: George Whitfield, b 1852 Ga, John
Whitfield, b 1854 Tx, Martha E. Whitfield age 1 Mo.

 

More About William F. Burns:
Census 1: 1850, Living next door to parents in Murray Co Ga
Census 2: 1860, Widow/ Polk Co MO

 

More About William Burns and Melvina Burns:
Marriage: 1847, prob Pickens Co SC

 

Children of William Burns and Melvina Burns are:

 

i. Mary Jane6 Burns, b. 1848, Georgia.

 

ii. Robert Burns, b. 1849, Georgia; d. Bef. 1860.

 

iii. Wiley J. Burns, b. 1851, Georgia.

 

50. James W.5 Burns (Rebecca Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1834 in Georgia. He married Mary Unknown Burns. She was born 1836 in Georgia.

 

More About James W. Burns:
Census: 1860, Benton Polk Co Mo

 

Children of James Burns and Mary Burns are:

 

i. Martha6 Burns, b. 1855, TX.

 

ii. Rebecca Burns, b. 1858, MO..

 

51. Thomas Jr.5 Burns (Rebecca Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 1838 in Georgia, and died 1872 in Polk Co MO.. He married Elvira Wright in Polk Co
Mo..

 

More About Thomas Burns and Elvira Wright:
Marriage: Polk Co Mo.

 

Child of Thomas Burns and Elvira Wright is:

 

i. Belva "Dora"6 Burns, m. unknown Trehern.

 

52. John S.5 Childers (Samuel Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 04 Sep 1829 in Mc Minn or Monroe Co TN, and died 25 Oct 1893 in Faulkner Co Ark.. He
married Mary Anne"Polly" Ellis 21 Aug 1850 in Murray Co Ga, daughter of Nathan Ellis and Mary
Fox. She was born 1835 in Cocke Co Tn, near Newport, and died Aft. 1880 in Ark..

 

Notes for John S. Childers:
John S, Childers first appeared in Ga at the same time as his mother and in the same county,
Murray Co Ga.
John S, Childers first appeared in Ga at the same time as his mother and in the same county,
Murray Co Ga. He was age 20 married to Mary Ann Ellis , 15, from Tennessee.
They are living near his mother and step-father. Also living near is Nathan Ellis 41, farmer
from Tennessee with children near the age of Mary Polly. Ruth has remarried . She now is
married to Nelson Ball.
John S. appears in the 1870 census for Murray Co still living near his mother. His step-father
has died and Ruth "Ruthy"Ball is living with Andrew Anderson age 20 and wife cannot make out,
looks like "Naneril age 18. Andrew was born in Tn and his wife, Ga, Also living with them is
Ruth Ball's son William age 19.

 

By 1880 , John has moved his family to Faulkner Co. Arkansas.
Ruth Gray Childers Ball is living in the household in the 1880 census for Faulkner Arkansas.
She is 71 b NC. father and mother b. NC She is listed as the mother of John S. Childers.

 

More About John S. Childers:
Burial: East Shady Grove Cemetery Greenbriar Faulkner Co Ark.
Census 1: 1870, Spring Place/ Murray Co Ga
Census 2: 1850, Murray Co Ga age 20 married to Mary A.
Census 3: 1860, Ga Census/ Fancy Hill Murray Co Ga page 107
Census 4: 1880, Hardin, Faulkner Co Ark. Mother Ruth Gray Childers Ball age 71 is living with
them.
Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for Mary Anne"Polly" Ellis:
Mary A. married at or just before age 15.[Gilstraps too.FTW]

 

Mary A. married at or just before age 15.

 

More About John Childers and Mary Ellis:
Marriage: 21 Aug 1850, Murray Co Ga

 

Children of John Childers and Mary Ellis are:

 

i. William A.6 Childers, b. 1852, Ga; m. Caroline E. Childers, Abt. 1878, Murray Co Ga;

 

b. 1862, Ga.

 

More About William A. Childers:
Census 1: 1880, Faulkner Co Ark.
Census 2: 1870, Murray Co Ga
Occupation: Farmer

 

More About William Childers and Caroline Childers:
Marriage: Abt. 1878, Murray Co Ga

 

ii. Mary Jane Childers, b. 1854, Ga.

 

iii. Martha A. Childers, b. 1856, GA; m. James M. Shoemake, 09 Nov 1887, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

More About James Shoemake and Martha Childers:
Marriage: 09 Nov 1887, Forsyth Co Ga

 

                  iv. Isabella N. Childers, b. 1858, GA.

 

                  v. Ruth C Childers, b. 1860, GA.

 

 

vi. Louisa A. Childers, b. 1862, GA.

 

vii. Rosanna C Childers, b. 1867, Ga.

 

viii.       John Childers, b. Sep 1872, Ga; m. Cora Unknown, Abt. 1892, Faulkner Co Ark; b. Feb
1875, Arkansas.

 

More About John Childers:
Census 1: 1880, Faulkner Co Ark living with parents John S. and Mary
Census 2: 1900, Red River Texas

 

More About John Childers and Cora Unknown:

 

Marriage: Abt. 1892, Faulkner Co Ark

 

53. Mary E.5 Hubbard (Nancy Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1) was
born 1841 in Lumpkin Co Ga, and died 02 Aug 1925 in Forsyth Co Ga. She married Joseph P.
Wood. He was born Dec 1835 in Ga.

 

More About Mary E. Hubbard:
Burial: Crossroads baptist Church Cemetery, Forsyth Co Ga

 

Children of Mary Hubbard and Joseph Wood are:

 

i. Martha Jane6 Wood, b. 11 Aug 1859.

 

ii.       Joseph W. Wood, b. 1863.

 

iii. Nancy A Wood, b. 1867.

 

                  iv.            Amanda C Wood, b. 08 Feb 1869.

 

                  v. Sarah Jane Wood, b. 1872.

 

 

54. William Wesley5 Hubbard (Nancy Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 22 Jan 1844 in Lumpkin Co Ga, and died in Dawson Co/ Yellow Creek. He married
Martha Cynthia Elizabeth Hendrix 11 Mar 1866 in Forsyth Co Ga. She was born 1850 in Ga.

 

Notes for William Wesley Hubbard:
A William W. Hubbard is on the Guion Miller List from Georgia but I have not sent for his
application.
William Wesley Hubbard Private Oct 1, 1862/Dawson Co Ga Captured at Petersburg Va April 3,
1865. Released at Hart's Island NY Harbor June 15, 1865.

 

More About William Wesley Hubbard:
Burial: Mt Vernon Baptist Church Dawson Co Ga
Religion: Baptist minister

 

More About William Hubbard and Martha Hendrix:
Marriage: 11 Mar 1866, Forsyth Co Ga

 

Children of William Hubbard and Martha Hendrix are:

 

i. Russell6 Hubbard, b. 1867.

 

ii.       Mary Anne Hubbard, b. 1869.

 

55. John Henry5 Hubbard (Nancy Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2, John1)
was born 10 Jan 1847 in Lumpkin Co Ga, and died 11 May 1934 in Hall Co Ga. He married Mary
Manervia Bennett 24 Dec 1865 in Forsyth Co Ga. She was born 25 Dec 1849 in Ga.

 

Notes for John Henry Hubbard:
I have a very extensive Cherokee application on John Hubbard. He filed under his mother Nancy
Childers Hubbard whose father Abraham Childers according to the application was a full
Cherokee. Abraham died in McMinn Co TN before the removal. His brothers : Lem and Gid and
their families were sent on the trail. He also applied through the Hubbard Family. He gives
the names of his grandfather as Johnnie Hubbard. he lists the wife and all the children of
this Hubbard family.
John H. Hubbard was denied funds because he could not make up his mind who his ancestors were.
The most extensive and accurate account was from an affidavit of the grandson of John or Abe
and Nancy Wilkerson Childers (see William Ira Childers fact sheet) In 1908, when he applied
for Cherokee funs, he was living in Flowery Branch, Hall Co Ga. He and all his children were
rejected because he could not prove who his Cherokee Ancestors were. He kept changing his mind
about names.

 

The major portion of the file of Isaiah Hubbard is from the Cherokee application of John Henry
Hubbard.

 

More About John Henry Hubbard:
Burial: Cross Roads Baptist Church Forsyth Co Ga

 

More About John Hubbard and Mary Bennett:
Marriage: 24 Dec 1865, Forsyth Co Ga

 

Children of John Hubbard and Mary Bennett are:

 

i. William Monroe6 Hubbard, b. 05 Dec 1866.

 

More About William Monroe Hubbard:
Nationality: 24 Jan 1907, Cherokee Application

 

ii.       Berry Leander Hubbard, b. 01 Jun 1870, Forsyth Co Ga High Tower District; m. Hannah
Katherine Watson; b. 02 Oct 1870; d. 23 Oct 1926.

 

iii. Jefferson Max Hubbard, b. 09 Dec 1871.

 

                  iv.            Chesley Hubbard, b. 1875.

 

                  v. Emily Zorie Hubbard, b. Feb 1884.

 

 

vi.       Minor Hubbard, b. Apr 1886.

 

vii. Rhoda Hubbard, m. Unknown House.

 

viii. Lettie Hubbard, m. Unknown House.

 

56. Frances Marion5 Hubbard (Nancy Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 1850 in Forsyth Co Ga, and died 1900 in Forsyth Co Ga. He married Julia Anne
Hendrix 05 Jun 1868. She was born 1849 in Ga, and died in Forsyth Co Ga.

 

More About Frances Marion Hubbard:
Occupation: Farmer

 

More About Frances Hubbard and Julia Hendrix:
Marriage: 05 Jun 1868

 

Child of Frances Hubbard and Julia Hendrix is:

 

i. Amanda6 Hubbard, b. May 1870.

 

57. Eliza Caroline5 Hubbard (Nancy Childers4 Childress, John Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 30 Oct 1860 in Forsyth Co ga, and died 05 Mar 1928 in Aledo, Parker Co, Texas.
She married George Earl Whitmire 05 Jan 1880 in Forsyth Co Ga. He was born 12 Sep 1860 in
Forsyth Co Ga.

 

More About Eliza Caroline Hubbard:
Burial: Brown Cemetery Parker Co Tx

 

More About George Earl Whitmire:
Burial: Aledo, Parker Co,Texas

 

More About George Whitmire and Eliza Hubbard:
Marriage: 05 Jan 1880, Forsyth Co Ga

 

Children of Eliza Hubbard and George Whitmire are:

 

i. Samuel B6 Whitmire, b. 08 Mar 1881, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

ii.       Rufus Berry Whitmire, b. 26 Jan 1884, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

iii. John A.C. Whitmire, b. 01 Sep 1887, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

iv.       Mary Ann Estella Whitmire, b. 25 Mar 1893, Forsyth Co Ga; d. 07 Apr 1956, Aledo,
Parker Co Texas; m. John Edgar Nichols, 11 Sep 1910, Weatherford TX Parker Co.; b.
09 Oct 1891, Aledo, Parker Co Texas; d. Aledo, Parker Co Texas.

 

More About John Nichols and Mary Whitmire:
Marriage: 11 Sep 1910, Weatherford TX Parker Co.

 

v. Ella Mae Whitmire, b. 20 Mar 1896, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

vi.    Lillie V. Whitmire, b. 26 Mar 1901, Parker Co Tx.

 

vii. Ezekiel Miles Whitmire, b. 25 Jul 1890, Forsyth Co Ga.

 

58. George Washington5 Childress (Abram Childers4, Douglass Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 20 Dec 1855 in LOUISIANA. He married Elizabeth unknown. She was born 1870.

 

More About George Washington Childress:
Census: 1900, Arkansas/ Mother Nancy age 90 living with him.

 

Children of George Childress and Elizabeth unknown are:

 

i. Belle6 Childress, b. 1891, Tx.

 

ii.       Nora Childress, b. 1892, Tx.

 

iii. Ala Childress, b. 1896, Tx.

 

                  iv.            Hillie Childress, b. 1903, Tx.

 

                  v. Edith Childress, b. 1906, Tx.

 

 

vi.    William Childress, b. 1918, Tx.

 

59. Frances Marion5 Childress (Douglass Childers4, Douglass Childers3, William Childers2,
John
1) was born 1862 in Red River County Texas.

 

Child of Frances Marion Childress is:

 

i. Katie6 Childress.