|Birth: ||May 11, 1859|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 1944|
Childs, Robert Richard
By Mrs. Uel L. Davis Jr.
Freestone County History Book, Vol.1, page 319
Robert Richard Childs was born May 11, 1859 in Bradley County, Arkansas. He was the son of Edward Washington Childs (1823-1909) and Nancy Joyce Childs (1824-1867). Robert R. Childs came to Texas with his parents and other members of the family in 1865 when he was six years old. They settled in the eastern part of Freestone County near Cook's Ferry in the community called Sandtown. Soon after they came to Freestone County, there was a malaria epidemic in the communities along the Trinity River. Robert's mother and twin sisters died while they were living in Sandtown.
The settlers along the Trinity began to move inland and Edward W. Childs moved his family to the Antioch Community about eight miles east of Fairfield.
On March 23, 1879, Robert married Elizabeth (Lizzie Babe) Robertson, who was born on June 24, 1862, the daughter of Charles Franklin Robertson and Martha Mims Robertson. They were married by Robert's brother, William B. Childs, who was a Baptist minister and served as the pastor at the Antioch Baptist Church from 1882-1887.
Robert and Elizabeth moved to Turlington where he was engaged in farming. They were very active in the affairs of their church. After moving to Fairfield, they became charter members of the Calvary Baptist Church and served on the building committee for that church.
Robert and Elizabeth had eight children: Bell, Mattie, Callie, Lottie, Myrtis, Robert Clay, Sterling Travis and Julia.
Bell married Arch Evans, but they had no children. Mattie married Charlie Day and they had five sons and one daughter: Van, William Roy, Richard Ray, Myrtis Ione, Frederick and Wilmer Cecil. Callie married George Arthur Parker, and they had two sons: Ruby Sterling and George Arthur Parker, Jr. Lottie married Jervis G. Manahan, and they had one son and one daughter: Jervis Robert and Juliette Manahan. Myrtis married Alvin F. McAdmas, and they had six sons and six daughters: Ellis Floyd, Marshall Neal, Milton Travis, Myrtle Evelyn, Richard Roscoe, Callie Mae, Verdie Ellen, George Robert "Jack", Ruby Bess, Dottie Ruth "Dot", Mary Katherine, and Bobby Dent McAdams. Robert Clay married Willie Mae Weaver, and they had three daughters and one son: Bobbie Noel, Lottie Mae, Emelious Aubrey and Doris Childs. Sterling Travis married Mabel Hunt, and they had no children. Julia married Albert Sidney Johnson, and they had one son Millard Filmore Johnson.
Elizabeth died December 7, 1938 and Robert died August 31, 1944. They are buried in the Antioch Cemetery.
Edward Washington Childs (1823 - 1909)
Elizabeth Robertson Childs (1862 - 1938)
Bell E. Childs Evans (1880 - 1900)*
Mattie Childs Day (1882 - 1934)*
Robert Clay Childs (1894 - 1997)*
Julia Childs Johnson (1900 - 1998)*
William B Childs (1843 - 1896)*
Henry Jay Childs (1846 - 1894)*
James Lafayette Childs (1848 - 1944)*
Jane Childs (1850 - 1867)*
Frances Childs (1850 - 1867)*
Robert Richard Childs (1859 - 1944)
Charles C Childs (1861 - 1944)*
Elizabeth Childs Robertson (1865 - 1940)*
Note: h/o Lizzie
Created by: Harold N. Womble
Record added: Aug 14, 2008
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