JOHN J. CHILDERS
Source: H. W. Beckwith History (Chicago: HH Hill, 1880) p 274
John J. CHILDERS, farmer, North Union, is the descendant of Revolutionary stock. Gooseberry Childers, his grandfather, was a pensioned son of 1776 and emigreated at an early period to the white settlements of Ky, and died in garrard Co about 1840. This subject was the son of Lindsey and Catharine (LYDIC) Childers and was b. in Fayette Co, April 1, 1824. After learning the bricklaing trade he followed that occupation 10 years anterior to his removal to Indiana. On Dec 16, 1847, he was united in marr. to Miss Margaret ROSS, who was b. Nov 26, 1828. Her parents were William and Eleanor Ross. In the autumn of 1855 Mr. Childers moved with his family to this township and settled at his present home, just No. of North Union. His farm comprises 168 acres, all inclosed, and 90 acres under the plow, the estimated value of which is $8,500. He has been a Democrat all his life. Mrs. Childers is a member of the Lutheran Church. Of these parents six children have been born: Ella, wife of Jasper BRITTON ; Kittie, now Mrs. James H. ARMANTROUT ; William who married Miss Emma WATKIN S; Belle, wife of James M. GALEY, Mary and John. Besides their own children, they are rearing their nephew, George, son of WIlliam Ross, and whose mother died when he was 8 months old. -- typed by kbz
Source: 1878 Montgomery Co Atlas p 53
CHILDERS, John J, PO North Union; Farmer and Stock Raiser, Sec 32; native of Ky; settled in this co. in 1856.