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Gen Thomas Wells Childs
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1796
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1853
Florida, USA

United States Army General. Distinguished service in the U.S. - Mexican War. He graduated from West Point in 1814. He fought against Indians during the Seminole Wars. Sent to Texas, he took command of an artillery battalion which he commanded at the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. After the Battle of Cerro Gordo General Winfield Scott appointed Childs military governor of Jalapa and once Scott moved into the Valley of Mexico Childs was then appointed military governor of Puebla. After the Mexican War, Childs commanded at Ft. McHenry, Md., for three years, and then took charge of the Military Operations in East Florida 
 
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 Parents:
  Timothy Childs (1748 - 1821)
  Rachel Easton Childs (1760 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Eliza Coryton Childs (1800 - 1875)
 
 Children:
  Catharine Rachel Childs Woodbury (1819 - 1896)*
  Henry Lynn Childs (1821 - 1822)*
  Henry Lynn Childs (1823 - 1823)*
  Thomas Coryton Childs (1824 - 1830)*
  Ann Eliza Coryton Childs (1827 - 1827)*
  Frederick Lynn Childs (1831 - 1894)*
  Mary Virginia Childs Anderson (1833 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Perry G. Childs (1779 - 1835)*
  David Wells Childs (1781 - 1826)*
  Henry Halsey Childs (1783 - 1868)*
  Timothy Childs (1790 - 1847)*
  Thomas Wells Childs (1796 - 1853)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: May 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19189956
Gen Thomas Wells Childs
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Gen Thomas Wells Childs
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Gen Thomas Wells Childs
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