Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Joseph Ezra Childs (13 Oct 1872 - 10 May 1952) & Cora Alice Wright (8 Aug 1877 - 24 Feb 1963)

Joseph Ezra Childs and Cora Alice Wright

Joseph Ezra Childs (13 Oct 1872 - 10 May 1952)

Joseph Ezra Childs

Jemima Green (1 Aug 1839 - 8 Sep 1891)

Jemima Green

Philander Childs (7 May 1829 - 2 Dec 1899)

Philander Childs was born in New York state and moved to Jennings County, Indiana about 1836 according to one source. His linage was from Massachusetts back to the Puritans. His sister Sarah married a Lewis Day who also had come from NY. In the 1850 census he is living with his widowed sister and 3 children. In 1860, he is 31 and living with the children. I'm not sure where Sarah is, but she shows up later, so she isn't dead.

Philander was in the 82nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War (1861–1865). They were with General Sherman and covered a lot of ground. He was discharged Sept. 12, 1864, about the time of the Atlanta campaign. Discharged usually meant the soldier was ill, not wounded. Family history has it "he wasn't much good after the war" but I don't know what that means exactly.

By 1866, Philander is in Miami County, Kansas along with some others from Jennings County, Indiana, his brother Daniel, his nephew Stephen Day, and, the Greens; Isaiah, his wife Mary, and a passel of kids including Jemima and Caroline. Philander and Jemima are married 1 Jul 1866 in Squiresville, Johnson Co., KS. Stephen Day married Caroline Green later.

Philander and Jemima had
  1. Joseph Ezra CHILDS b: 13 Oct 1872 in Payola, Miami Co., KS
  2. Charles I CHILDS b: 8 Aug 1867 in Miami Co., KS
  3. Ethan Oliver CHILDS b: 28 Jan 1869 in Kansas
  4. Sarah Roanna CHILDS b: 8 Nov 1870

Some of Daniel Childs' children moved to Buffalo, Wilson County, Kansas and Joseph Ezra did also. And that is where this story picks up!


This blog is for the descendants and family of Daniel and Joseph Ezra Childs that settled in and around Buffalo, Kansas, Wilson County, and many of whom moved on to Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas and other places. Please share stories, genealogy, places, dates and as much detailed information as you can remember. To be able to post send an email to mrpontiac at yahoo dot com and let me know how you fit in to the family.