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Amasa White Childress of Ms., Tx., & Az.
Posted by: Judy Langford (ID *****2189) Date: October 24, 2002 at 13:40:02
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Looking for information on Amasa White Childress, a widowed rancher who migrated from Tx. to Arizona abt. 1890-1892, with two grown sons; Wid & Johnnie Childress. By 1920, he had married a 2nd wife, Laura Ann. Does anyone know when & where A. White Childress & his 2nd wife, Laura Ann, died, or where they were buried? My children are descendants of his older brother, George L. B. Childress [1830-1877].

Amasa White Childress
S/o Susannah (Montgomery) & Levi Childress
b. 1845 in Choctaw Co., Ms., USA
d. 1920-1945? In Gila or Graham Co., Az.?, USA

m1. 10/24/1867 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
Malinda M. Brown
b. abt. 1847 in Al., USA
d. 7/20/1890 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
buried in Kopperyl Cemetery - Kopperyl, Bosque Co., Tx., USA

m2. 1892-1920 in Graham or Gila Co., Az., USA?
Laura Ann MNU
b. abt. 1852 in SC, USA
d. 1920-1952? in Az., USA?

A. White Childress was the 12th of 14 children. His widowed father migrated from Choctaw Co., Ms. to Madison Co., Tx. abt. 1852. Levi Childress [1805-1879] & most of his children later settled in Hill Co., Tx., near the present site of Lake Whitney, abt. 1859/60. White Childress was listed in his father's household in the 1850 Census of Choctaw Co., Ms. & the 1860 Census of Hill Co., Tx.

The household of Malinda M. (Brown) & A. White Childress was listed in the 1870 & 1880 Census of Bosque Co., Tx. His home was a couple of miles SE of Kopperyl. His old homestead at the "Blue Hole" on the Brazos River is now underneath Lake Whitney.

1880 Census - Bosque Co., Tx., USA:
Childress, White...age 34…w…m...head…stockraiser...b. in Tx. [incorrect]
Childress, Malinda M...age 33…w…f...wife...housekeeper…b. in Al., f. & m. Al.
Childress, Neelie...age 11...w…f…dau...b. in Tx., f. Tx., m. Al.
Childress, Mattie...age 9...w…f…dau...b. in Tx., f. Tx., m. Al.
Childress, Wid...age 8...w…m…son...b. in Tx., f. Tx., m. Al.
Childress, Johnnie...age 3...w…m…son...b. in Tx., f. Tx., m. Al.
Deptford Cannon...age 22...w…m...boarder…b. in Al., f. Tn., m. Al.

Children of Malinda M. (Brown) & Amasa White Childress:

1. Neelie Childress
D/o Malinda M. (Brown) & Amasa White Childress.
b. 1869 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
d. 1880-1969? Prob. in Bosque Co., Tx., USA?

2. Mattie Lynn Childress
D/o Malinda M. (Brown) & Amasa White Childress.
b. 7/10/1870 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
d. 12/15/1967 in Kopperyl, Bosque Co., Tx., USA
m. 1886-1894 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
William H. Bradshaw
b. 1867
d. 1937 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
buried in Kopperyl Cemetery - Kopperyl, Bosque Co., Tx., USA

3. Wid Childress [William Childress?]
S/o Malinda M. (Brown) & Amasa White Childress.
b. 1872 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
d. ? in Az., USA?

4. Johnnie Childress
S/o Malinda M. (Brown) & Amasa White Childress.
b. abt. 1877 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
d. ? in Az., USA?

5. Infant Childress
b. abt. 1877 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
d. abt. 1877 in Bosque Co., Tx., USA
buried in Kopperyl Cemetery - Kopperyl, Bosque Co., Tx., USA

In 1890-1892, after his wife's death in Bosque Co., Tx. in 1890, A. White Childress & his sons migrated to Graham Co., Az., where they established a cattle ranch. He was a Freemason in Tx., so he may have joined a Masonic Lodge in Az.

Amasa W. Childress - Public land Patent:
6/20/1910 - 160 acres in Graham Co., Az.
S˝S˝, Sec 15, Twn 10S, Rng 23E, Gila-Salt River Meridian

A. White Childress was listed as one of the surviving heirs of his widowed sister, Elizabeth (Childress) Batson [1835-1912] of Hill Co., Tx., when her estate was finally settled in 1918.

The last record I have of A. White Childress, he was listed in the 1920 Census in Gila Co., Arizona.

1920 Census - Gila Co., Az., USA:
Microfilm Roll T625_47
ED 38 - Supervisor's Dist. 2
Pct. 6 - Globe - Sheet No. 9B
Pinal Creek Rd. - South of Globe City
Enumerated 2/05/1920 by Anna R. Pringle

Ln 52...HN 112...FN 112...Childress, A. White
Head...Owner...Free...M...W...Age 76...Married...R&W...Tx...Al...Al.
Ln 53.....................Childress, Laura Ann
Wife..................F...W...Age 68...Married...R&W...SC...Tx...Tx.

Would love to hear from anyone who can fill in the gaps on the life & death of Amasa White Childress in Arizona.



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