Enoch Childers

26 November 1842–6 January 1930 (Age 87)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Childers was born on 26 November 1842, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Childers, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Helmick, was 20. He married Rebecca Hinkle on 8 April 1866, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ten Mile Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Union Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 January 1930, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Enoch Childers
Rebecca Hinkle
Marriage: 8 April 1866
Daniel Childers
John M or L Childers
Stephen Wesley Childers
James Allen Childers
Robert Childers
Minnie Jane Childers
Toby George Childers
Albert Childers
Amanda Ellen Childers
Jessie Childers

Spouse and Children

8 April 1866
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from some lost place named Childerhouse, from Old English cildra, genitive plural of cild ‘child’ + hūs ‘house’. This may have referred to some form of orphanage perhaps run by a religious order, or perhaps the first element is to be understood in its later sense as a term of status ( see Child ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Enoch Childers in household of Catharine Childers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enoch Childers in household of Thomas Childers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Enoch Childers in household of Catharine Childers, "United States Census, 1860"

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