Samuel Childers + [Unknown] Smith John Hibbard + Julia Stiles
Humphrey Posey Childers + Sarah "Sally" Hibbard
abt 1805 - 1888 1801 - before 1849 (1847?)
Bunc Co NC? Swain Co NC Macon Co NC?
Elijah C. Childers (Lucinda Guilliams), abt 1830 - 1862
Nimrod Childers (Rebecca Catherine Green), 1831 - 1921
Francis Marion Childers, 1833 - after 1879
Jasper Allen Childers (Martha Rebecca Cloer), 1835 - 1915
Newton Childers, 1838 - ?
Twins / Mary Alice Childers (William Carden, Isaac Leatherman), 1841 - 1916
\ Nancy T. Childers (George W. Ammons), 1841 - 1913
*(?) Eleanor Childers, 1847 - ?
Humphrey Posey Childers + Sarah Wilson
abt 1805 - 1888 m. 16 Feb 1849 1798 - aft 1879
Bunc Co NC? Swain Co NC Macon Co NC NC Swain Co NC
Notes: In 1830, the census of Macon County describes the Humphrey Childers household thus:
1 male, less than 5 years;
1 male, 20 - 29
1 female, 15 - 19
In 1840, the census of Macon County describes the Humphrey Childers household thus:
1 male, less than 5 years;
3 males, 5 to 9 years;
1 male, 10 - 14;
1 male, 30 - 39;
1 male, 40 - 59;
1 female, 20 - 29.
In 1850, Humphrey Posey Childers is with new wife Sarah "Sally" Wilson in the Tennessee Valley of
Macon County. Children at home are Nimrod, Francis Marion, Jasper Allen, Newton, Mary Alice, and
Nancy. Elijah is already away in his on household with Lucinda.
Humphrey's household also includes "Arminda Henderson", age 15. Is this Sarah's daughter who
appears in later censuses as "Amlinda Wilson"?
*In that same 1850 census, Eleanor Childers, age 3, resided with Sally's sister Jane Hibbard Beasley and
family. Is Eleanor Sally Hibbard Childers's daughter, taken by sister Jane to help the Childers family after
In the 1860 census Humphrey Childers resided at census house #391, Webster, Jackson Co NC. His
occupation was listed as miller. Sarah's daughter by her previous marriage, Amlinda (1837 - ?), was
listed in the household as "A. Childers," age 23, along with "J. N. Childers", age 2.
In 1870, Humphrey and wife Sarah are at Qualla, Jackson County, with Sarah's daughter and grandson.
In 1880, this same family is at Birdtown (near Cherokee, Swain Co, NC), next to Yo-na-skee-nah (trans.
"Devil Bear" thanks to Peggy Lambert). In that census, Amlinda Wilson, "wife's daughter" and John
Wilson, age 21, "wife's grandson" were still listed in the household.
- 1880 U. S. Census, Oconalufty, Swain County, NC.
[Unknown] Wilson + Sarah [Unknown]
1798 - aft 1879
NC Swain Co NC
Amlinda Wilson, 1837 - ?
Sources: Stephen R. Childers, "The Childers Family in Western North Carolina" , "Descendants of
Humphrey Posey Childers";
John S. Smiley, "History of the Tennessee River Baptist Association from Year 1830 to 1892";
SC Death Certificate, Mary A. Leatherman, 1916;
US Census, 1880 , Oconalufty, Swain County, NC.
US Census 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1910, Macon Co NC;
NC Death Certificate, William Elijah Ammons, 1931;
Photo of Nancy Childers Ammons' grave, Keener Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson County, NC, by Kevin James
Heath Childers (see AmmonsChilders page);
Ancestry.com's OneWorldTree; Carden family tree.