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From: Margie S Wear <>
Subject: [CHILDRESS] Chilton Co., AL.
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 08:00:27 -0500
Do you think Chilton County, AL could be named after Childress since Chilton
is a derivative of Childresss? Just a thought.
Childersburg is named after this same Childress family but not Chilton Co.,
AL. Chilton Co. was formerly called Baker County and was formed 30 December
[named in honor of Alfred Baker a prominant resident of Autauga Co., AL.]
By the way Joel B. Childress's father-in-law was the first and only Probate
Judge during the 6 years that the county was called Baker. This was his
father-in-law by his 2nd wife Alpha Ann Robinson [dau. of Mordecai
On 17 December 1874 the name of Baker Co., AL. was changed to that of
Chilton in honor of William Parrish Chilton. William Parrish Chilton was a
former member of the Provisional and regular Congress of the Confederacy
from the Montgomery District, and Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
Are you a descendant of this family ?
Margie S Wear