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Re: Childers / Childress family of AL and TX
By LINDA WILLIAMS September 12, 2003 at 12:47:11
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Yolanda Ezell 1/30/02
YOLANDA....JOHN VAULTON CHILDERS married MARY ANN(Polly) TAYLOR in CAMPBELL CO. Virginia, 19 Dec 1804. She died 29 Nov 1879 in Pulaski,Giles Co.TN; buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski,TN.JOHN VAULTON CHILDERS in 1837 set out to join his sons JOSIAH TAYLOR and JOHN CHARLES;who went to TEXAS to fight Santa Anna in the WAR for Independence. JOSIAH arrived in Galveston April 1836 after
the battle of San Jacinto.He joinedthe Texas Army and his party met SAM HOUSTON's men with the captured SANTA ANNA.
JOSIAH TAYLOR went to Lynn Flat just North of Nacogdoches, TX and went in the tanning business. He wrote home to TN in 1837 JOHN CHARLES struck out for TX to meet his brother. 1837 JOHN VAULTON set out to meet his sons. JOHN VAULTON was found deadin the prarie 8 - miles east of SAN FELIPE,AUSTIN CO.TX, near Mr.MIXON's home.He died 12 Nov 1838 in TX.
JOSIAH TAYLOR d.1875 and JOHN CHARLES d.1847 are buried in the Childers home place in Broaddus TX.



jOHN VAULTON CHILDERS (father of: J.V. Childers)




J. V. CHILDERS, M. D., occupies prominent place in professional circles in Dallas, and is well worthy of representation. He was born in Giles county, Tennessee, in 1832, and is a son of J. Vaulton Childers. He passed his boyhood and youth in his native State, and received his education in the private schools of the county. Having chosen the profession of medicine as his life work, he began the study of the science at Pulaski, Tennessee, and was graduated at the University of Penncylvania in 1859, with the degree of M. D. He had just begun his practice when the war between the North and South ended the pursuit of all private interests. He took an active part in the raising of a company for the Third Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Confederate States America, and was soon appointed Assistant Surgeon. He was afterward commissioned Surgeon, and spent the most of his time in the hospitals, although he was often in the field in active service. Viewed from the position of a citizen in a civilized quarter of the globe, it was a terrible thing to witness the carnage of battle, but from a professional standpoint, he gained a rare experience, and one that will be of profit to him throughout his career as a physician.
     After the cessation of hostilities, Dr. Childers returned to Tennessee, where he practiced until 1872, when he came to Texas, and at once entered into professional work in which he was actively engaged until 1889. He was among the earliest doctors in the place, and justly claims the title of "pioneer."
     He was married to Miss Corinne Elliott, a daughter of Dr. Elliott. Two years after her marriage Mrs. Childers died. Five years later the doctor married Mrs. Ida Patton, nee Randall, whose family were among the early settlers in Texas. They have no children. The Doctor is a member of the Masonic order, belonging both to the blue lodge and the chapter. For many years he has been a member of the Method-ist Episcopal Church, and has contributed liberally towards its support. He is a man of great integrity of character and high moral principles. He has acquired a competency through his professional labors, and lives in a handsome home on Pearl street, where he is surrounded by all the comforts of a modern civilization.

- Memorial & Biographical History of
Dallas County, Texas, 1892, p. 389.
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The Ladies' Aid Society had been organized in December, ^^

1874, by Rev. W. F. Easterling's challenge to the women of
the church. It is most fortunate that many of the original
records were so meticulously kept by the officers of this
historic forerunner of the many dedicated Methodist
Women's organizations which have served Christ and
humanity for over 100 years in downtown Dallas and around
the world.

The first officers were Mrs. P. Hamilton, president; Mrs.
G. Beaumont, vice president; Mrs. J. V. Childers, secretary;
and Mrs. Schultz, treasurer. Each member donated from five
to twenty cents per week to add to the monies raised by
occasional public dinners. The eight to twelve women who
were most active formed committees of two each to visit
every potential recipient of their aid. Then they reported to
the next weekly meeting and one to five dollars would be
voted to help. It was very rare for them to turn down anyone.

Many, many poignant stories are told in these minutes. A