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James Fremont Childers 1838 Surry County NC
Son of Jonathan Childers/Childress

From Jes Childers souperpurple72@hotmail.com
James Fremont Childers, son of Jonathan Childers/Childress and Rebecca Wood, was born March 20 1838 (probably in Surry County, NC). He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Ann Martin (dua. of Joseph Martin and Stacy Sprinkle) November 24 1858 in Yadkin County, NC. Their children were:

Sylvester Bright 2/14/1861-7/27/1944
Salena C. 11/11/1862-12/2/1924
Fannie L. 1868-?
Mary H. 1871-?
Robert H. 1875-5/1918
James A. 11/1879-6/15/1880

James was a farmer before he served, along with his brother William H., as a private, Company I, 28th North Carolina Infantry Regiment; 8/13/1861-12/14/1861. He was enlisted in Yadkinville, Yadkin County, NC by Capt. W.A. Speer. He was discharged for disability. James is described (at 23 years old and time of military discharge) to be 5'8" tall, had blue eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion.

James, Betsey and children Sylvester and Selena moved to Missouri between 1862 and 1868. James died January 20 1879 and is buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Otterville, Cooper County, MO and has not only a regular headstone, but a Confederate stone as well. Accompanying him in the same cemetery are wife Betsey, son James A., and grand-daughters Sallie Blanche and Rose Elizabeth Childers (daus. of Sylvester Bright Childers and Sallie Harris Knaus).