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James P. Childers b. 14 Apr 1805 Pendleton Co., KY d. 28 Jan 1882 Franklin Co., MO: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

James P. Childers[1]

Male 1805 - 1882  (76 years)


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  • Name James P. Childers  [2
    Born 14 Apr 1805  Pendleton Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Boeff Twp., Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page 141
    Census 1840  Boeff Twp., Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page 213
    Undefined 7 Jun 1842  Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Appraised estate of Parker West
    Census 1850  Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #786 Named with wife and children, except for Cleresa who was married. Page 069
    Census 1880  Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed with daughter Cleresa and grandson Thomas, age 18
    Died 28 Jan 1882  Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Spring Bluff
    Census 1890  Beaufort, Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • S.D. (3); E.D. (88); house 82, family 84. Comment: “papers still in hands of pension dept.” NA Microfilm M-123, Roll 29.
    Education Could read and write 
    MILF
    Occupation Farmer, until disability set in 
    USR1 Chronic rheumatism and heart disease incurred in the line of duty. 
    Buried Spring Bluff, Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Conway Cemetery
    Person ID I1385  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2019 

    Father Robert Childers,   b. Abt 1762, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Grant Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Nancy Pryor,   b. Abt 1766,   d. Grant Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Mar 1783  Amherst Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F965  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susanna Huffman,   b. 28 Feb 1800, Garrard Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1872, Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1825  Grant Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Cleresa Jane Childers,   b. Abt 1830, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Sarah Childers,   b. 1830, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Childers,   b. 1837, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry Childers,   b. 1843, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Childers,   b. 1846, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Aug 1999 
    Family ID F997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Jamieson,   b. 1833, Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1903, Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 12 May 1881  Spring Bluff, Franklin Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • by A.C. Smith, JP
    Last Modified 10 Aug 1999 
    Family ID F1101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1805 - Pendleton Co., KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1825 - Grant Co., KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Boeff Twp., Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Boeff Twp., Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsUndefined - 7 Jun 1842 - Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1881 - Spring Bluff, Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1882 - Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1890 - Beaufort, Boone Twp., Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Bluff, Franklin Co., MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Shortly before the 1830 census, JP arrived in MO from Grant Co., KY.
      James and Susannah were first cousins.

      1861 - Served in Capt. John McFall’s Co. I, of the 26th Infantry Regiment of MO Volunteers, as musician (drummer) in Civil War at the age of 57. He was enlisted by Lieut. Wiley C. Wiseman at Union on the 21st day of Sept. 1861, to serve 3 years. James was mustered into service on 26 Dec 1861, at Pacific, MO, and was present for the months of Jan and Feb, 1862. Mar and Apr was absent for sick furlough (lame right hand and rheumatism of leg). Discharged for disability by order of Gen. Halleck (sciatica and contracted tendon of middle finger of right hand, declared the Surgeon of the 26th MO. Vol.) April 17th, 1862 on board steamer City of Alton, a Private.

      1873, 21 Dec. - Applied in person for military pension (Pension File No. 186,199) while living in Luther, MO. He claimed to be totally disabled because of exposure at Birds Point, MO about Feb 1862 when he was exposed to a heavy rain all day while doing service. About a week later he was sent to a hospital in Charleston, MO. for about 14 days, then sent to Cairo, IL, where he was examined and discharged. James’ signature is on the Declaration.

      1874, 8 Aug - George E. Armistead testified he lived 4 miles from JP and knew him 8-10 years.

      1876 June and 1873 Aug - P.N.Butler testified he was a physician in Franklin Co. for 27 years and knew JP and family for 30 years.

      No date - Joseph Walton and Eli Park of Spring Bluff were witnesses to a document. Their marks were attested by F.M. and H.T. Weirich.

      1880 census lists James in Boone Twp. with daughter
      James P. Childers - father
      Cleresa Jane Childers Blackwell - head of household
      JWHT (Tom) Blackwell, age 18, single

      1886, 6 Aug - Elizabeth applied for James’ pension while living in Beaufort, MO.

      1886, 27 Nov - William (39) and Joseph (35) Conway of Spring Bluff attest they knew JP for 24 years. Living in immediate neighborhood. They were sent for at the time of his death, and prepared his body for burial. [1, 2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Pension Record of James P. Childers, Copy on file.

    2. [S72] Childers Research Records, Lucille Adams Smith.

    3. [S55] Pension Record of James P. Childers.

    4. [S35] Cemeteries of Missouri.

    5. [S72] Childers Research Records, Lucille Adams Smith, MO Marriage Record Book D, page 474.


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