Smith County, Texas

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By Gayle Basaldu

James C. Childers, born 31 OCT 1820, Tennessee. He married Julia Ann Williams, 1849, in Hemstead, Arkansas, born 09 SEP 1826, Kentucky, died 20 FEB 1873, Cherokee County, Texas. James died 26 JUL 1868, Cherokee County, Texas.

  • I. Charles E. Childers, born 26 JUL 1849, Arkansas. He married E. Paralee Johnston. Charles buried: Knoxville Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas.
  • II. John L. Childers, born 29 JUN 1851, Texas. He married Bermer Chambers. John died 11 JUL 1877, buried: Knoxville Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas.
  • III. Robert Hardin Childers, born 25 MAY 1853, Cherokee County, Texas. He married Amanda Elizabeth Engledow, 20 JAN 1880, in Cherokee County, Texas, born 1862, Smith County, Texas, (daughter of ROBERT D. ENGLEDOW and HARRIET CATHERINE BELL) died 1944, Houston, Harris County, Texas. (Robert Hardin Childers was "OF" Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma). Amanda: Called Bettie. After widowed, she lived in Houston.
    • A. Thomas Childers, born 1880/81, Texas.
      • 1. Louise Childers.
    • B. Flave Childers, born 1883, Texas. He married Cora Childers, 1902, born 1882, Arkansas.
      • 1. Wilmer Childers, born 1903, Texas.
      • 2. Robert Childers, born 1914, Texas.
    • C. Frank R. Childers, born 30 NOV 1884, Texas, died 15 OCT 1886, Texas, buried: Knoxville Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas.
    • D. Henry Lee Childers, born 1888. He married Lida Mae Miller, born 1888, Texas, (daughter of William Miller and Mrs. William Miller). Left wife in 1923. Lida: Raised children in Waco, Texas.
      • 1. Lester Gideon "Gid" Childers, born 1909, Troup, Cherokee County, Texas. He married Evelyn
      • 2. Robbie Elizabeth"Bobbie" Childers, born 1915, Troup, Cherokee County, Texas. She married Raymond Tye. Robbie died 2001, Troup, Cherokee County, Texas.
      • 3. Clyde Childers, born 1911, Troup, Cherokee County, Texas, died 1915, buried: Knoxville Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas.
      • 4. Ruth Catherine Childers, born 1917, Waco, McClennan County, Texas. She married (1) Clark Barton Daniel, born 1915, died 1939. She married (2) Gordon Davis. Ruth died JUN 2003.
      • 5. Flora Hester Childers, born 1919, Waco, McClennan County, Texas. She married Reese Fuller.
      • 6. Henry Francis Childers, born 1921, Waco, McClennan County, Texas. She married (1) Mr. Costillo. She married (2) Mr. Kushion.
    • E. Annie Nell Childers, born 09 JUN 1889, Texas, died 23 FEB 1890, Texas, buried: Knoxville Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas.
    • F. Harriett "Harry" K. Childers, born 1893, Texas.
    • G. Robbie Childers, born 1896, Texas.
    • H. Gideon "Gid" Childers, born 1899, Texas.
      • 1. James C. Childers.
    • I. Flora Childers, born 1902, Texas.
  • IV. Florilla "Flora" Julia Childers, born 1855, Texas.
  • V. Lemuel/Samuel Childers, born 1857, Texas.
  • VI. Flavius "Flave" Everet Childers, born 24 AUG 1859, Texas, died 13 NOV 1882, Texas, buried: Knoxville Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas.
  • VII. Thomas Childers, born 1860.
  • VIII. James Childers, born 1863.
  • IX. Heugh Childers, born 1864.
  • X. Amos P. Childers, born 1866.

Sources of Information:

Mollie Hopper, descendant of Henry Lee Childers

Obituaries Lindale News & Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society 1997)

  • R. H. Childers, p. 93

1860-Cherokee County, Texas census: James Childers
1910-Strauss TWP, Comanche County, Oklahoma: Robert Childers
1920-McLennan County, Texas: Bettie Childers (widow)
1930-Houston, Harris County, Texas: Amanda E. Childers (widow)
1920-Waco, McLennan County, Texas: Henry L. Childers
1930-Kerens, Navarro County, Texas: Flave Childers

Knoxville Cemetery Records-Cherokee County, Texas


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