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14 Elisha CHILDRESS

14 Elisha CHILDRESS

Male 1854 - 1919  (64 years)

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  • Name Elisha CHILDRESS  [1, 2, 3
    Title 14 
    Nickname Pharoh 
    Born 4 Oct 1854  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Granddaughter, Zella Wilkerson has Knoxville, Tennessee as Elisha's birth place.
    Gender Male 
    Census 18 Jul 1860  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    John Childres household 
    • Elisha Childress, age 5, M, b. Tennessee.
    1860 U.S. Census - Childress
    1860 U.S. Census - Childress
    Tennessee. Knox Co. - John Childress
    Census 1 Sep 1870  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sarah Childers household 
    Address:
    20th Civil District
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    USA 
    • Childers, Elisha/Louisa F.[sic], age 16, M, W, b. Tennessee, illiterate.
    1870 U.S. Census - Childress
    1870 U.S. Census - Childress
    Tennessee. Knox Co. - Sarah Childers
    Census 8 Jun 1880  Dist. 1, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Elisha Childres household 
    • Childres, Elisha, W, M, age 27, married, farmer, able to read but cannot write, b. Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee.
    1880 U.S. Census - Childress
    1880 U.S. Census - Childress
    Tennessee. Anderson Co. - Elisha Childres
    Census 1891  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1891 Voters List 
    Census 8 Jun1900  1st Civil Dist., Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Elisha C. Childress household 
    • Childress, Elisha C., head, W, M, b. October 1852, age 47, widower, b. Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee, farmer, illiterate, speaks English, rents farm, schedule 45.
    1900 U.S. Census - Childress
    1900 U.S. Census - Childress
    Tennessee. Anderson Co. - Elisha C. Childress
    Census 7 May 1910  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Elisha C. Childress household 
    • Childress, Elisha C., head, M, W, age 57, m. 8 years, b. Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee, speaks English, farmer, general farm, emp, illiterate, owns farm free of mortgage, farm schedule 129, living on Hinds Creek Road
    1910 U.S. Census - Childress
    1910 U.S. Census - Childress
    Tennessee. Knox Co. - Elisha C. Childress
    Church Affiliation Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mt. Zion Baptist Church  
    Died 13 May 1919  NE of Panola, Woodford, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12, 13
    WILKERSON - Bible
    WILKERSON - Bible
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson family
    Obituary - Childress
    Obituary - Childress
    Elisha Childresss
    Death certificate - Childress
    Death certificate - Childress
    Elisha Childers, 1919
    Buried 15 May 1919  El Paso, Woodford, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • (Research):1870 census, when Elisha would have been only 16, has been searched at various times under a variety of names and spelling with no result. On second look at his mother's household -- Sarah Childers -- she is found in Knox County minus her husband, who is presumed to have died, and her youngest daughter, who would have been only 10 in 1870, also presumed to have died. The three oldest, aged 22, 21, and 19, are listed in that order. The next child listed, however, is the problem. Listed as Louisa F, age 16, but a MALE, this the right age for Elisha. The last child is Mary, age 12.

      The 1860 census lists all these children, including Sally at only 2 months of age, but there is no mention of a male or female named Louisa F. or anything close to that. If Louisa F. does exist, he/she would have only been 5 or 6 years old.

      It appears that the name is incorrect in the 1870 and that "Louisa F." is really Elisha Childress, a male, aged 16.
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      "GrandPaw Childress was married before he was married to Grandmaw. She was Mary Smith I think they had a son Billie . . . he was living in ILL when we lived there was in Peora, ILL. " from a letter from Mrs. Florence Daniel Buckner dated 27Oct 1984. Also " . . . mother Grandpaw is in Engle or Punk Semenitary in Panola ILL."
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      Elisha P. Childress and Mary E. M. Smith were m. at Union County, Tennessee on 7 January 1873. This is possibly an earlier marriage but this may or may not be our Elisha.

    Person ID I1625  richison
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2019 

    Father John CHILDRESS,   b. ca Autumn 1830, , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870-80 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah A. CHILDRESS,   b. ca 1831, Bull Run Valley, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Jun 1900  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary E. M. SMITH,   d. Between 30 July 1877-6 Oct 1878 
    Married 7 Jan 1873  , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Marriage return - Childress
    Marriage return - Childress
    Childress-Ward marriage
    Children 
    +1. William Barton CHILDRESS,   b. 15 Dec 1874, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     2. Henry Gipson CHILDRESS,   b. 30 Jul 1877, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1879, , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 15 Susannah Jane WEAVER,   b. 8 Jul 1861, prob , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1900, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Marriage License 5 Oct 1878  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Oct 1878  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Marriage license and return - Childress
    Marriage license and return - Childress
    Childress-Weaver marriage
    Children 
    +1. Martha Florentha CHILDRESS,   b. 17 Oct 1880, Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1965, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Alice Selonia CHILDRESS,   b. 30 Jun 1883, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1919, Panola Township, Woodford, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Mary Esta CHILDRESS,   b. 12 Jan 1885, , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1969  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Candace Elizabeth CHILDRESS,   b. 8 Feb 1886, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1965, Napoleon, Henry, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     5. Rebeka Mangaset Hazeltine CHILDRESS,   b. 24 Jan 1892, , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1898  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Obadiah Arlandrum CHILDRESS,   b. 5 Apr 1895, , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1989, prob Lakeland, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Birth]
     7. Roxie Ann CHILDRESS,   b. 23 Sep 1898, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1968  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Parmelia Jane EZELL,   b. 7 Jun 1855, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1915, prob , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1902  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Marriage Bond 20 Feb 1902  , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1854 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - John Childres household - 18 Jul 1860 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Sarah Childers household,Address:
    20th Civil District
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    USA - 1 Sep 1870 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1873 - , Union, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 5 Oct 1878 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1878 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 Voters List - 1891 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1902 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Bond - 20 Feb 1902 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elisha C. Childress household - 7 May 1910 - , Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Affiliation - Mt. Zion Baptist Church - - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 May 1919 - El Paso, Woodford, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elisha Pharoh Childress
    Elisha Pharoh Childress
    Elisha Pharoh Childress photograph, original owned 2005 by Kipper Evans of Tennessee. Scanned and emailed to Shirley Richison Fields, on January 30, 2005. Photo was given to Kipper by Pauline Mae Parsley Sexton, Elisha's granddaughter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1106] Family Tradition, 4 Aug 2017.
      Zella Beatrice Wilkerson always claimed Elisha's middle name was Pharoah. Only one record has given him a middle initial and none have given a middle name for him.

    2. [S1901] Marriage, 26 Mar 2012.
      "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," digital image, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com : 26 March 2012); Elisha P. Childress and Mary E. M. Smith, 7 January 1873, Union County, p. 146: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

    3. [S1878] Correspondence, 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, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    4. [S1836] 1860 U.S. Census, 6 Apr 2012.
      1860 U.S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, pop. sch., District 6, Vandergriff Cross Road, p. 120 (penned), dwell. 875, fam. 831, John Childres; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 6 April 2012); NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1259.

    5. [S1835] 1870 U.S. Census, 6 Apr 2012.
      1870 U.S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, pop. sch., 20th Civil District, p. 4 (penned), dwell. 21, fam; 21, Sarah Childers; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 6 April 2012); NARA microfilm M593, roll 1541.

    6. [S1834] 1880 U.S. Census, U.S. Census Bureau, 26 Mar 2012.
      1880 U.S. census, Anderson County, Tennessee, pop. sch., District 1, p. 12D (penned), ED 135, dwell. 109, fam. 109, Elisha Childres; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 26 March 2012); NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1244.

    7. [S1879] State Census, 27 Mar 2012.
      "Tennessee Census, 1810-1891," database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com : 27 March 2012); Elisha Childress, Dist. 6, Knox County, p. 131; 1891 Voters List.

    8. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 24 Aug 2010.
      1900 U.S. census, Anderson County, Tennessee, pop. sch.e, 1st Civil District, ED 1, sheet 3B, dwell. 54, fam. 55, Elisha C. Childress; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 24 August 2010); NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1557.

    9. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 15 Sep 2013.
      1910 U.S. census, Anderson County, Tennessee, pop. sch., Civil District 1, ED 1, p. 10A (penned), dwell. 136, fam. 137, Elisha C. Childress; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 15 September 2013); NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1490.

    10. [S1854] Obituary, 26 Mar 2012.
      "Elisha Childress" obituary, El Paso (Illinois) Journal, 15 May 1919' courtesy of David Fever.

    11. [S1854] Obituary, 26 Mar 2012.
      "Elisha Childress" obituary, El Paso (Illinois) Journal, 15 May 1919; courtesy of David Fever.

    12. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, California, 1985. The Bible originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronological order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It was passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields, Indianapolis, Indiana.

    13. [S1869] Deaths, 14 Sep 2013.
      Illinois Department of Public Health, standard certificate of death no. 21866, Elisha Childers (1919); Division of Vital Records, Springfield.

    14. [S1901] Marriage, 3 Aug 2017.
      "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950," index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 22 February 2014); entry for W. B. Childress and Rachel L. Cooper, 1894, Anderson County; citing FHL microfilm 979315.

    15. [S1901] Marriage, 27 Mar 2012.
      "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2001," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2012), marriage return for Elijah H. Childress and Susan J. Weaver, 6 October 1878, Anderson County; citing Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

    16. [S1874] Online Database w/o image, 24 Nov 2011.
      "Anderson County,Tennessee Archives, Cemetery Index," database, USGenWeb Archives, (http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/anderson/cemeterywz.htm : accessed 24 Nov 2011), Weaver Cemeteries, #1 and #2, W-Z.

    17. [S1901] Marriage, 1 Aug 2008.
      "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," digital image, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2008); Elisha Childress and P. J. Weaver (1902), Anderson County; Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.



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