- Thanks for finding that message- it answers my first question. Since I've already started this thread, I'm going to ask one more question re: Susanna Childress Bynum's possible father.
Although I don't remember where I found this man (probably from Ancestry), I have a man named John Childress as Susanna's father. This man was born in North Carolina, fought in the Revolutionary War (as a teenager), applied for a Rev War pension, and died in Illinois. Does anyone have a clue if this is correct? There seems to be very little information on Susanna Childress. Thanks.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jim Childress <grandpano@... wrote:
> Hi thanks for the message. I know Ann and there is no connection she could
> find between our line. She is an excellent researcher. Fred Childress worked
> with her when he started on the original work about Robert. I have copies of
> Fred and Mary, his sister. In the application for bounty land after he
> served in the 1835 Creek War States under oath he was born in Tennessee in
> 1803. I have copies of Census records from one of my visits to the
> Guntersville, Alabama library. It is the county seat of Marshall which was
> formed from part of Jackson County in 1836. In his estate settlement his
> wife, Delilah (last name unknown) states they were married in Jackson County
> in 1830. At that time the county seat was in Bellfonte and the records were
> mostly destroyed in the Civil war. It is beautiful county. I lived there for
> 20 years before movining to New Orleans. I have most of Roberts descendants
> to present day and all of my great-great grandfather Rufus children. I along
> with several cousins still are trying to find new information daily. I have
> Ann's e-mail address, thanks. Good hunting to you and the other Childress
> cousins. I have several geds I have downloaded and Marshal counties census
> transcripts 1850-60-70 and 80 and will do lookups for our cousins. I retired
> 5 years ago but still enjoy digging and helping other researchers. Hello to
> my friends in Scottsboro.
> Joseph Childress wrote:
> > Hi
> > The head of the No Alabama Historical Society there in Scottsville
> > AL is a lady named Ann Chambless. Ann is a cousin my line and Gary/Mark
> > Childress's line. Our folks came out of VA into NC and then TN. Quite
> > a few moved down the the N. AL area. You may find a connection in N. AL
> > and Ann would be the one to contact.
> > If you want to contact Ann directly you should be able to fine it on
> > Genforum as she has posted many messages re Childresses..
> > Jay Childress