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Harris K.W. Childress
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Birth: May 9, 1838
Death: Feb. 7, 1907

H. K. W. (Harris Kendricks Wylie) Childress was born in Chulahoma, Mississippi 'Hill Country' and was married twice, first to Martha Eliza Bell (1853 - 1887) the daughter of Elijah H. Bell and Martha E. Miles, and second to Mary Julia Gay. He enlisted with Mississippi 19 Reg't Co. I 25 May 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Gaines Mill and subsequently lost his left arm to amputation, after which he continued his military service as a hospital orderly. After the war he and his family moved to Douglas GA where despite his disability he became a farmer. After the death of his first wife, he moved to Atlanta GA, remarried, and created the 'Veterans Broom Works' a family business which manufactured and sold brooms. He demonstrated great strength and character throughout his life which continues to be a positive influence on his descendants.

He and his wife Martha Eliza Bell were the parents of eight children, four were born in Chulahoma:

Ella Bell Childress Edwards born 1874
Albert Wylie Childress Sr born 1876
Martha Willie Childress Cassells born 1877
Emma Alexandria Childress Cloud born 1879

and four were born in Georgia:

Walter Hamilton Childress born 1881
Mecca Irene Childress Norrell born 1881
Arthur Miles Childress born 1884
Thomas Warren Childress born 1886 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Goen Childress (1798 - 1870)
  Orpha Box Childress (1799 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha E. Bell Childress (1853 - 1887)*
 
 Children:
  Albert Wylie Childress (1874 - 1953)*
  Ella Belle Childress Edwards (1874 - 1946)*
  Martha Willie Childress Cassells (1877 - 1940)*
  Emma Alexandria Childress Cloud (1879 - 1962)*
  Mecca Irene Childress Norrell (1881 - 1950)*
  Walter Hamilton Childress (1881 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac L Childress (1821 - 1855)*
  Elenor Childress (1826 - 1857)*
  Burton M Childress (1830 - 1863)*
  Albert W Childress (1832 - 1869)*
  Harris K.W. Childress (1838 - 1907)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
reads Pvt 'Co I 2 Regt GA Inf CSA' but that is incorrect, he did collect his pension in GA but records show he served with 19 Regt Co I Mississippi CSA, as he had moved with his family to GA after the war.
 
Burial:
Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery
Palmetto
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section B,Row 10
 
Maintained by: L. A. Childress
Originally Created by: Linda Abbott
Record added: Jul 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11309531
Harris K.W. Childress
Added by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
 
Harris K.W. Childress
Added by: L. A. Childress
 
Harris K.W. Childress
Added by: Evening Blues
 
 
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- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
I believe that this is my G2 Granduncle, brother of Stephen B. Childress.
- Buddy
 Added: Aug. 25, 2012
My great-grandfather Harris Kendricks Wylie Childress born Chulahoma, Mississippi. The CSA inscription is incorrect, he was with the 19th Mississippi Co. I Marshall Rifles, muster 12 Jun 1861. I thank him for his service.
- L. A. Childress
 Added: Jan. 7, 2012
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