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John (RW) CHILDRESS, Sr.

John (RW) CHILDRESS, Sr.

Male 1759 - 1849  (89 years)

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  • Name John (RW) CHILDRESS  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 2 Dec 1759  Rockhouse Creek, Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • North Bank of James River
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Between 1775 and 1783  , Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 9, 10
    militiaman - Private, Virginia Line, Revolutionary War 
    Military Records - Childress
    Military Records - Childress
    John Childress, 1759-1849
    Military Pension Application - Childress
    Military Pension Application - Childress
    John Childress, 1759-1849
    Transcript by Will Graves
    Alt. Marriage 1784 
    Moved Abt 1785  , Burke, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lived in Burke Co. about 1 yr. 
    Moved 1786  , Wilkes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Resided 7-8 years about  
    Resided Abt 1785-1786  , Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    until 
    Moved Abt 1794  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    just prior to TN's statehood 
    Alt. Death Place 11 Jan 1849  Heiskell Station, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land 11 Jan 1849  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    453 acres adjoining the lands of John Connor, Robert Childress, and Lindsay Childress 
    Will in Knox County, Tennessee 
    Died 11 Jan 1849  Bull Run Creek, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 10, 11
    • died on his farmstead along Bull Run Creek, 14 miles northwest of Knoxville, TN
    Buried Heiskell, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11, 12
    Grave marker - Childress
    Grave marker - Childress
    John Childress, 1759-1849
    Pvt. 2 Regt. VA Militia, Revoluntionary War
    Photo by Shirley Richison Fields
    Notes 
    • (Research):«b»«i»Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900«/b»«/i» on Ancestry.com (7/4/10)

      Name: John Childress
      Pension Year: 1833
      Application State: Virginia
      Applicant Designation: Survivor's Pension Application File
      Archive Publication: M804
      Archive Roll Number: 535
      Total Pages in Packet: 36

      Service: VA
      Childress, John
      Numbers: S2423
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      DAR Genealogical Research System
      Nat'l #750166
      Ancestory# A021524

      Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
      Birth: 2 DEC 1759 ALBEMARLE CO VIRGINIA
      Death: 11 JAN 1849 KNOX CO TENNESSEE
      Service Source: *S2423
      Service Description: 1) CAPTS. ROGER SHACKLEFORD RICHARD GOFFERT
      2) WILLIAM TUCKER COL. BRODHEAD
    Person ID I7283  richison
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2014 

    Father John CHILDRESS, Sr.,   b. 1730, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rachel PERKINS,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucretia EDMISTON,   b. ca 1754, , Augusta, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1779, prob, Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F2768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Ann LINDSAY,   b. Between 1764 and 1766, , Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1840, , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Spring 1780  , Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Children 
     1. Sally CHILDRESS,   b. prob, Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +2. Robert Lindsay CHILDRESS,   b. 25 Dec 1780, , Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1869, Heiskell Station, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
     3. Lucretia "Lucy" CHILDRESS,   b. 1784, , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    +4. James Lindsay CHILDRESS,   b. Bef 1787, , Amherst, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1915, , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 128 years)  [Birth]
     5. Mary Ann "Polly" CHILDRESS,   b. Between 1790 and 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. William L. CHILDRESS,   b. 1793, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     7. John CHILDRESS, III,   b. 21 Mar 1795,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Lindsay CHILDRESS,   b. 21 Mar 1795,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     9. Elizabeth CHILDRESS,   b. 5 Apr 1798, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F2724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - militiaman - Private, Virginia Line, Revolutionary War - Between 1775 and 1783 - , Amherst, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Spring 1780 - , Amherst, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Lived in Burke Co. about 1 yr. - Abt 1785 - , Burke, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Resided 7-8 years about - 1786 - , Wilkes, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - until - Abt 1785-1786 - , Amherst, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - just prior to TN's statehood - Abt 1794 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 453 acres adjoining the lands of John Connor, Robert Childress, and Lindsay Childress - 11 Jan 1849 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Heiskell, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S382] Family Tree Online.
      My Ancestors
      Entries: 29012 Updated: Thu Feb 12 14:49:12 2004 Contact: Joel Logsdon

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      ID: I20504
      Name: Robert Lindsay CHILDRESS
      Sex: M
      Birth: 25 DEC 1785 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      Death: 15 JUL 1869 in Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Knox Co., Tenn.

      Father: John (Revolutionary John) CHILDRESS b: 2 DEC 1759 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      Mother: Elizabeth LINDSAY b: 1760 in Amherst Co., Virginia

      Marriage 1 Kesiah CARTER b: 1791 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      Married: JAN 1812 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      Children:
      Peter Carter CHILDRESS b: 11 JUL 1813 in Knox Co., Tn.
      CHILDRESS - Genealogies: 2

    2. [S1860] E-mail, 15 Dec 2013.
      Mark Childress (deceased) to Shirley Richison Fields (richison@indy.rr.com), email, 27 January 2004; Elisha Childress of Anderson Co., Tenn. Privately held by Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    3. [S1860] E-mail, 15 Dec 2013.
      Mark Childress [deceased] to Shirley Richison Fields (richison@indy.rr.com), email, no date, "Elisha Childress of 1880 Anderson Co., TN," a draft of a monograph that he was working on in response to several inquires about Elisha Childress on the Childress-L@rootsweb.com. Privately held by Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    4. [S382] Family Tree Online.
      Buschmann/Galien/Scanlon/Childress
      Entries: 118 Updated: Sun Apr 7 17:19:28 2002 Contact: BARBARA Galien

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      ID: I89607930
      Name: Lindsay Robert CHILDRESS
      Given Name: Lindsay Robert
      Surname: Childress
      Sex: M
      Birth: 03/21/1795 in Knox City, TN [This is 15 years later than other date I have so need to investigate this.]

      Father: John Jr CHILDRESS b: 12/02/1759 in Albermale, VA
      Mother: Elizabeth LINDSAY b: 1755

      Marriage 1 Polly UNKNOWN [Polly LUCAS]
      Married: ABT. 1817 [I have a date of 1805 in Knox Co., TN]

    5. [S1310] Find A Grave, accessed 2 May 2010<, entry for John Childress (1759-1849), 2 May 2010.
      John Childress
      b. 2 Dec 1759
      d. 11 Jan 1849
      bur. Mount Harmony Baptist Church Cem. - Heiskell, Knox, Tennessee
      Military: Pvt. Regt. VA. Militia, Revolutionary War
      Memorial #11652977
      Created by Diane Doorn on 31 Aug 2005

    6. [S1739] DAR, ((http://www.dar.org : 2005)), accessed 10 Jul 2010), entry for John Childress, Nat'l #750166, Ancestory #A021524; citing Descendants Database. (Reliability: 4), 10 Jul 2010.
      Descendants List

      Member: -- Name Restricted -- Nat'l #: 750166 Ancestor #: A021524
      1. -- Generation Restricted --
      2. -- Generation Restricted --
      3. -- Generation Restricted --
      4. The Said -- Name Restricted -- was the child of
      Robert Lindsay Childress born on 5 - Sep - 1835 at Knox Co TN
      died at Well Springs TN on 15 - Sep - 1915 and his ( 1st ) wife
      Ellen Jane Mozingo born on 19 - Aug - 1836 at Well Springs TN
      died at Well Springs TN on 11 - Mar - 1920 married on 22 - Mar - 1855
      5. The Said Robert Lindsay Childress was the child of
      Peter Carter Childress born on 11 - Jul - 1813 at Knox Co TN
      died at Campbell Co TN on 22 - Sep - 1868 and his ( 1st ) wife
      Elizabeth Meadows born on 17 - Sep - 1812 at Anderson Co TN
      died at Well Springs TN on 1 - Mar - 1889 married on - - 1834
      6. The Said Peter Carter Childress was the child of
      Robert Childress born on 25 - Dec - 1780 at Amherst Co VA
      died at Heiskell Sta Knox Co TN on 15 - Jul - 1869 and his ( 1st ) wife
      Keziah Carter born on - - 1791 at Knox Co TN
      died at Knox Co TN on 12 - Oct - 1867 married on 4 - Apr - 1812
      married at Amherst Co VA
      7. The Said Robert Childress was the child of
      John Childress born on 2 - Dec - 1759 at Amherst Co VA
      died at Knox Co TN on 11 - Jan - 1849 and his ( 1st ) wife
      born on - - 1760 at Amherst Co VA
      died at Knox Co TN on - - 1830-1840 married on - - 1779

    7. [S1739] DAR, ((http://www.dar.org : 2005)), accessed 10 Jul 2010), entry for John Childress, Nat'l #322985, Ancestor #A021524; citing Maudie Stacy Redfield., 10 Jul 2010.
      «b»Descendants List«/b» «b»Member:«/b» Maudie Stacy Redfield «b»Nat'l #:«/b» 322985 «b»Ancestor #:«/b» A021524
      «b»1. «/b»John Stowe Redfield born on 14 - Dec - 1903 at Ardmore Carter Co OK
      died at _______________ on - - and his ( 1st ) wife
      Maudie Stacy born on 21 - Feb - 1902 at Howe Howe Co OK
      died at _______________ on - - married on 23 - Dec - 1933
      married at Ponca City Kay Co OK
      «b»2. «/b»The Said Maudie Stacy was the child of
      Zachariah Robert Stacy born on 15 - Dec - 1875 at Gatesville Lampass Co TX
      died at Ardmore Carter Co OK on 2 - Aug - 1962 and his ( 1st ) wife
      Helen Shrude Hinds born on 21 - Dec - 1878 at Medina Bandera Co TX
      died at Duncan OK on 12 - Mar - 1977 married on 11 - May - 1901
      married at OK
      «b»3. «/b»The Said Helen Shrude Hinds was the child of
      William Singleton Hinds born on 26 - Jan - 1828 at Blount Co AL
      died at Medina Bandera Co TX on 25 - Jan - 1923 and his ( 2nd ) wife
      Nancy Gentry Cavness born on 24 - Mar - 1844 at Gainesville Green Co AR
      died at Medina Bandera Co TX on 15 - Nov - 1893 married on - - 1859
      married at Ft Davis TX
      «b»4. «/b»The Said William Singleton Hinds was the child of
      Benjamin Hinds born on - - 1788 at Knox Co TN
      died at Ft Lawrence AR on 30 - Nov - 1829 and his ( 1st ) wife
      Mary Ann Childress born on (c) - - 1795 at Knox Co TN
      died at Red Hill Blount Co AL on - - 1833/34 married on 17 - Oct - 1809
      married at Knox Co TN
      «b»5. «/b»The Said Mary Ann Childress was the child of
      John Childress born on 2 - Dec - 1759 at Albemarle Co VA
      died at Knox Co TN on 11 - Jan - 1849 and his ( 2nd ) wife
      Elizabeth Ann Vincent born on - - 1764-1766 at Amherst VA
      died at Knox Co TN on - - 1830-1840 married on - - 1780
      married at VA
      ** Additional, but «b»unverified«/b» lineage is listed on the application. **

    8. [S336] Childers-Childress Family Association, 16 Dec 2013.
      Childers-Childress Family Association (original.childers-childress.com/newsletterwinter.html : accessed 16 December 2013); Association Newsletter, Winter 2003, 29 January 2004.

    9. [S338] Query - CHILDRESS, http://knoxcotn.org/knoxqryarchive/knoxmar97.html (Reliability: 3), 26 Jan 2004.
      Posted by Ann B. Chambless on Fri Mar 7 20:08:03 1997

      Searching for parents of John Childress (1759-1849), b. Albermarle Co, VA, d. Knox Co, TN, buried Mt. Harmony Baptist Churchyard. He md (1) (___) Edmondson (daughter of James Edmondson) and (2) Elizabeth Lindsay. John Childress lived in Amherst Co, VA until 1785-86 when he moved to Burke Co, NC for one year and then he lived in Wilkes Co, NC 1787-1795. He lived and owned land in Knox Co, TN, 1795-1849. He served in the Revolutionary War having enlisted in Albermarle Co, VA as a substitute for William Davis, according to his RW pension application. Can you help with his parents, wives, and confirm names of all children by both wives? Ann B. Chambless 435 Barbee Lane, Scottsboro, AL 35769-3745 205-259-5286
      CHILDRESS - Tennessee: 6

    10. [S382] Family Tree Online.
      My Ancestors
      Entries: 29012 Updated: Thu Feb 12 14:49:12 2004 Contact: Joel Logsdon

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      ID: I24796
      Name: John (Revolutionary John) CHILDRESS
      Sex: M
      Birth: 2 DEC 1759 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      Death: 11 JAN 1849 in Knox, Co., Tenn.
      Note:
      1780 - Amherst Co., Virigina Census

      1785 - Burke Co., NC Census

      1790 - Wilkes Co., NC Census

      Revolutionary War Pension Statement received Dr. Jay Childress.

      state of Tennessee
      Knox county and county court Lefocious 1833
      On the ninth day of January 1833, personally appeared in open court, and a court of pleas and Quarter Lefocious now sitting for the county aforesid, and being a core of record, John Childress a citizen of said the county age 73 years, who being first duty sworn according to law doth are his totaled make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions of an act of congress past June 7, 1832.

      That he was born in Albermale Co., Virginia
      on the second day December 1759, where he resided but for a short time until he moved to Amherst Co., Virginia or he continued to live at the time of the commencement, and to end the continuaence of the Revolutionary War, and after its termination to the year of 1785 or 1786 as well as he now recollects. That continuance

      1835 Tn. Revolution Pension List:
      John Childress
      Knox County
      Private
      Virginia Line
      $31.66 Annual Allowance
      $94.98 Amount Received
      May 3, 1833 Pension started
      Age 74


      Robert Childress v. Betsy Hynds, Packet # 512, Knox Co., TN Chancery Court
      (filed 17 Aug 1849), Microfilm Reel #11, Chancery Court Cases 511-577,
      TSL&A, Nashville, TN:
      Bill of Complaint.
      Transcript.

      "A Bill. Robt. Childress and others vs. Betsy Hynds and others. Filed August
      17/49.
      To the Honorable Thomas L. Williams Chancellor & sitting in Chancery for the
      District composed of Knox, Anderson & Blount [Counties]:
      Humbly Complaining herewith unto your Honor, Your Orators Robert Childress
      of Knox County, Lucy Julian & her husband John Julian of Knox County, John
      Childress of Anderson County & William Childress of Campbell County,
      Ten[nessee] [plead] that about the 11th day of January1848 [sic] their
      ancestor, John Childress, departed this life in Knox County intestate, and
      at County Court of Knox County, your Orator Robert Childress & his son
      Robert Childress were appointed administrators of said estate. Said
      intestate was very little if any indebted at the time of his death. His
      personal estate is more than sufficient to pay & satisfy his debts. Said
      intestate died seized and possessed of a tract of land adjoining the lands
      of John Connor, Robert Childress & Lindsay Childress of Knox County and is
      estimated to contain 453 [acres] it being the same place on which said
      intestate died.
      Your Orators state that in addition to your Complainants said intestate left
      the following named persons his heirs at law & distributees, to wit: Betsy
      Hynds & her husband Byram Hynds of Marshall County, Ala[bama]; the heirs of
      Lindsay Childress to wit: Phoebe Tindle & her husband James Tindle of ____
      [sic - blank] County, Missouri State. Also Polly Childress who has since
      intermarried with Thomas May, Nancy Childress since intermarried with James
      DeArmond, Hugh L. Childress & Margaret Childress both minors have no
      guardians. They reside in Knox County, Ten[nessee].
      Also the heirs of Sally Cox, formerly Sally Childress, to wit: Jackson Cox
      of Anderson County, Curd Cox of Knox County, John Cox of Claiborne County,
      Robert Cox, Myra Petre & her husband William Petre of Knox County.
      Also the heirs of Polly Hynds, formerly Polly Childress to wit: Lindsay
      Childress Hynds of Marshall County, Ala., Benjamin J. Hynds, Lorrinda
      Pharris & her husband Solomon Pharris, Ebenezer B. Hynds, William Singleton
      Hynds, & Marjory Ann Hynds, all citizens of Texas.
      Also James Childress of Pulaski County, Missouri.
      Your Orators charge that said tract of land is not susceptible of a division
      amongst said heirs [and] that to divide it would lessen its value & in fact
      ruin the farm; that it is impossible to give spring water to ____ and your
      Orators are perfectly satisfied that in order to [make] an equal division
      among the several heirs it will be necessary to sell said tract of land and
      your Orators believe that all of said heirs are desirous that said land may
      be sold and the purchase money divided.
      The premises considered. Your Orators pray that the foregoing named heirs at
      law of their said intestate [ancestor] may be made Defendants to this Bill &
      that guardians ad litem may be appointed as defendants for the minors and
      they pray that on the final hearing of this cause that said land may be sold
      and the proceeds of said sale may be divided and if in any thing your
      Orators have mistaken their relief they pray for general relief according to
      the facts in this case.
      Boyd & Boyd, AOL [Attorneys of Law], for Complainants } Robert Childress and
      others.

      Father: John CHILDRESS , Sr. b: 1730 in Albermarle Co., Virginia
      Mother: Rachel PERKINS

      Marriage 1 Elizabeth LINDSAY b: 1760 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      Married: ABT. 1779
      Children
      Elizabeth (Betsy) CHILDRESS b: 5 APR 1798
      Sally CHILDRESS
      Lucretia (Lucy) CHILDRESS b: 1784
      Robert Lindsay CHILDRESS b: 25 DEC 1785 in Amherst Co., Virginia
      James CHILDRESS b: ABT. 1790
      Mary Ann (Polly) CHILDRESS b: BET. 1790 - 1800
      William L. CHILDRESS b: 1793
      Lindsay CHILDRESS b: 21 MAR 1795
      CHILDRESS - Genealogies: 3

    11. [s1310] Find A Grave, accessed 2 May 2010<, entry for John Childress (1759-1849) (Reliability: 4), 2 May 2010.
      John Childress
      b. 2 Dec 1759
      d. 11 Jan 1849
      bur. Mount Harmony Baptist Church Cem. - Heiskell, Knox, Tennessee
      Military: Pvt. Regt. VA. Militia, Revolutionary War
      Memorial #11652977
      Created by Diane Doorn on 31 Aug 2005
      Mt. Harmony Cem. - Heiskell, Knox, Tennessee

    12. [S338] Query - CHILDRESS, http://knoxcotn.org/knoxqryarchive/knoxmar97.html (Reliability: 3), 26 Jan 2004.
      Posted by Ann B. Chambless on Fri Mar 7 20:08:03 1997

      Searching for parents of John Childress (1759-1849), b. Albermarle Co, VA, d. Knox Co, TN, buried Mt. Harmony Baptist Churchyard. He md (1) (___) Edmondson (daughter of James Edmondson) and (2) Elizabeth Lindsay. John Childress lived in Amherst Co, VA until 1785-86 when he moved to Burke Co, NC for one year and then he lived in Wilkes Co, NC 1787-1795. He lived and owned land in Knox Co, TN, 1795-1849. He served in the Revolutionary War having enlisted in Albermarle Co, VA as a substitute for William Davis, according to his RW pension application. Can you help with his parents, wives, and confirm names of all children by both wives? Ann B. Chambless 435 Barbee Lane, Scottsboro, AL 35769-3745 205-259-5286
      CHILDRESS - Tennessee: 6

    13. [S382] Family Tree Online.
      My Ancestors
      Entries: 29012 Updated: Thu Feb 12 14:49:12 2004 Contact: Joel Logsdon

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      ID: I22728
      Name: William Burton CHILDRESS 1
      Sex: M
      Birth: BEF. 1710
      Death:

      Father: William CHILDRESS b: BEF. 1690
      Mother: Elizabeth HOBSON b: BEF. 1690

      Marriage 1 ? ? b: BEF. 1710
      Children
      John CHILDRESS , Sr. b: 1730 in Albermarle Co., Virginia
      Burton CHILDRESS b: ABT. 1732
      Robert CHILDRESS b: ABT. 1734
      Gracey CHILDRESS b: ABT. 1736

      Sources:
      1. Title: Mary Jean Childress Voegtlin, Gvdiret@aol.com, 5/7/2000
      CHILDRESS - Genealogies: 5

    14. [S1878] Correspondence (Reliability: 2), 28 Mar 2012.
      Mark Childress (london2005@charter.net), to Shirley Richison Fields, et al, email, 28 March 2004, a monologue on the ancestry of Elisha Childress, going back several generations. Privately held by Fields, Avon, Indiana.