Joseph Childers

1797–after 1880 (Age 83)
Greenbrier, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Childers was born in 1797, in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, his father, Mosby Childers, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth H Jeffries, was 34. He married Sarah Sally Rickabaugh on 3 December 1819, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Polk City, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Swan, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died after 1880, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Childers
Sarah Sally Rickabaugh
Marriage: 3 December 1819
Mahala Childers
Robert Childers
William Riley Childers
James Childers
Rhoda M. Childers
Elizabeth Childers
Griffith Childers
Reuben S. Childers

Spouse and Children

3 December 1819
Gallia, Ohio, United States


    Mahala Childers


    Elizabeth Childers


    Robert Childers


    Griffith Childers


    William Riley Childers


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 22

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Joseph Childers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Childers in household of Elizabeth Rickabaugh, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Childers in entry for Elizabeth Rickabaugh, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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