Person:John Childress (9)

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John Childress
b.2 December 1759 Albemarle County, Virginia
d.11 January 1849 Knox County, Tennessee
m. Abt. 1775
  1. James Childress1775 -
  2. John Childress1777 -
m. abt. 1779
  1. Lucretia Childress1784 -
  2. Robert Lindsay Childress1785 - 1869
  3. Lindsay Childress1795 - 1817
  4. Elizabeth H. 'Betsy' Childress1798 - 1870
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Name John Childress
Gender Male
Birth? 2 December 1759 Albemarle County, Virginia
Marriage Abt. 1775 Amherst County, Virginiato Lucretia Edmiston
Marriage abt. 1779 Amherst County, Virginiato Elizabeth Lindsay
Death? 11 January 1849 Knox County, Tennessee


Information on John Childress

Name: John CHILDRESS , Jr Sex: M ALIA: Childers /Childris/ Birth: 2 DEC 1759 in Albemarle County, Virginia Death: 11 JAN 1849 in Knox County, Tennessee Census: 1787 Pg 172, Captain Thomas Farguson's Dist, Wilkes Co., NC. Census: 1783 Head of Families - Virginia, 1783, Amherst County Census: 1785 Head of Families - Virginia, Amherst County Census: 1790 Pg 149, 1st Company, Wilkes County, NC Burial: Mount Harmony Baptist Church Cemetary, Knox County, Tennessee Military Service: BET 1778 AND 1781 Revolutionary War, Pvt VA Line Event: Tax List 1806 Knox County, Tennessee Event: Pension 1835 TN Pension List - 1835 - John Childress, Pvt VA Line, $31.66 Annual Allowance, $94.98 received, start May 3, 1833, Age 74 Note: DAR PATRIOT INDEX - Centenial Edition, Part 1, Page 555 - CHILDRESS, John: b 12-2-1759 VA d 1-11-1849 TN m X Pvt VA PNSR

GENEALOGOCAL ABSTRACTS OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION FILES - Volume I: A-E, Page 623, CHILDRESS, John, S2423, VA Line, sol was b 2 Dec 1759 in Albemarle County VA & lived there a short time & moved to Amherst County, VA & lived there at enl & 1785 or 1786 moved to Burke County, NC for 1 year then moved to Wilkes County, NC for 7 or 8 years then to Knox County, TN & appl there 9 Jan 1833. Extracted by James White, The National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, TN 1990

In the 1785 Virginia Heads Of Families, Amherst County, John Childress (5 White People) is listed next that of James Edmundson

John Childress was the executor of his father-in-law, James Edmundson's, Will and purchases items from his estate sale on 25 September, 1793. As Executor Of James Edmundson's estate he filed an account of the estate sale in Wilkes County Court on 2 May 1794. He also enherited under the will the sum of 4 pounds and a cow and her year old calf.

The 1784-1787 NC State Census for Wilkes County, NC lists John Childress (Childris) as head-of-household consisting of 1 WM (21-60), 3 WM (under 21 & over 60), and 2 WF (all ages).

The 1790 Federal Census for Wilkes County, North Carolina, lists John Childress (Childers) as head-of-household consisting of 1 WM (21-60), 3 WM (under 21 & over 60), and 3 WF (all ages).

John and his second wife, Elizabeth Lindsey had seven children: Robert, William, Lucretia, Robert Lindsey, Sally, Elizabeth and Mary Ann.



Father: John CHILDRESS , Sr b: 1735 in Goochland County, Virginia Mother: Rachael PERKINS b: BET 1730 AND 1740 in Albemarle County, Virginia

Marriage 1 Lucreta EDMUNDSON b: UNKNOWN in Probably Augusta County, Virginia Married: BEF 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia Children

James CHILDRESS b: 1775 in Amherst County, Virginia
John CHILDRESS III b: 1777 in Amherst County, Virginia

Marriage 2 Elizabeth LINDSEY b: ABT 1755 in Amherst County, Virginia Married: ABT 1779 in Amherst County, Virginia

(Source: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edaf0448&id=I01466)


Possible Childress Relatives in Augusta County, VA Records

From Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1763 (B). - Heath vs. Blagg.--Henry Heath vs. Capt. John Blagg.--1761, July 31, to your order to John Grant; to your order to Abram Childers; August 20, to your order to Edward Childers; August 22, to your order to Edward Childs. August 29, to your order to Daniel McIntire and Childs. .
  • Page 542.--10th August, 1777. George Robertson and Jane, of Botetourt, to Alexander Robertson, of Montgomery County, 274 acres in Beverley Manor purchased by their father, James Robertson, of John Lewis, Gent., and bequeathed to said George and Alexander. Teste: Hugh Crockett, John Barnet, Stephen ( ) Childers.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1782 (B) - Contract by John Napper of Augusta, with Joseph Childers of Amherst to convey to Childers his right to a certain tract or parcel of land lying on the Great Kanawa, 9 miles below the falls in County of Botetourt, 14th August, 1776.
  • Vol. 2 - Morris vs. Hepburn--O. S. 224; N. S. 79--Bill, 1812. - Orator is Edmund Morris of Cabell County. On 7th September, 1782, William Morris and Joseph Childers made an entry in Montgomery County for 400 acres and obtained patent 23d March, 1792. William Morris died testate, devising the land to be sold to pay debts and surplus to be divided between children, viz: William Morris, Carrol Morris, John Morris, Jane Hansford, Catherine Venable, wife of Charles Venable, Cynthia, wife of Isaac Noyes. Childers conveyed to Morris's children and they conveyed the whole to orator...... Answer states the lands are included in a patent to Mathew Vaughn, 27th November, 1787, and conveyed to defendants. Deed 13th June, 1809, by William Morris and Polly, his wife; Carrol Morris and Frances, his wife; John Morris and Polly, his wife; John Hansford and Jane, his wife; Charles Venable and Catherine, his wife; Isaac Noyce and Cynthia, his wife; heirs and legatees of William Morris, deceased, all of Kenawha County, to William McComas of Cabell County, 400 acres at second falls of Mud River in Cabell County, patented to Wm. Morris and Joseph Childers, 23d March, 1792. Recorded in Kenawha, 13th June, 1809.
  • Vol. 2 - Allen vs. Hylton--O. S. 244; N. S. 86--Bill, 1814. - About 1760 George Hylton was married to Bethaniah Allen, widow of John Allen and one of daughters of James Nevil, then deceased. James's widow was Lucy, who married Abraham Childers.