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The Childress chatter : a research quarterly

Childress chat
Serial /Serial with Film
Huffman, Texas : M.B. Reigard, 1979-1997
71 v. : ill., coat of arms, facsims., geneal. tables, maps, ports.
Issue 1 (July 1979) - issue 71 (Jan 1997)



Editor: Molly Bateman Reigard; Jo Ann Childers.

Continued by: Childers - Childress clearinghouse

Publication ceased with issue 71 (Jan 1997).

The Childers / Childress Family Association was established in August 1982, at a reunion organized by Molly B. Reigard in Memphis, Tennessee. The Association began publication of the "Childers / Childress Family Association, Inc. newsletter" in 1987.

Some pages are faded, have small print, or are otherwise hard to read. Some issues and pages were filmed out of order. Best copy available.

Newsletter for the interchange of genealogical data and history of the Childress (and variant spellings) families who mainly came from England (especially Yorkshire) and Scotland. Many immigrated to America in the 1600-1700s. Some focus is on (but not limited to) descendants of the Englishman Ralph Childers, who lived from ca. 1545-1592. Some of his descendants immigrated to Henrico, Virginia ca. 1660. Other Childers families moved in the 1700s to Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It was during this period that some families began spelling their surname "Childress" and other variant spellings. Some married into the Cherokee Nation. Some lived in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, and West Virginia during the 1800s. Some later descendants also lived in Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

Not yet available in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) at this time. (17 Nov. 2005)

Includes queries.

Includes records of Challeas, Charsdles, Chavers, Chavess, Chavis, Chavus, Chelders, Cheldress, Cheler, Chevers, Cheves, Chidester, Chiehler, Chiel, Chier, Chieves, Childerman, Childerous, Childers, Childey, Childings, Childreis, Childres, Childress, Childreys, Childrip, Childris, Childry, Childus, Chiller, Chivers, Chivvers, Choldress,Chuldres, which may or may not be variant spellings.

Also includes Bell (Beall), McGee, Rogers (Rodgers), Sharp, Sumner, and other related families.

Library received, but is missing issue 39 (Jan 1989).

Issues 1-38 donated by Joan Pearl, of Los Altos, California.

Also available on microfilm



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