It is believed that ABRAHAM CHILDERS was the father of Sarah Childers since the family names go down through Sarah and her husband Nicholas Perkins family. ABRAHAM CHILDERS and his family were Quakers.
Will of Nicholas Perkins Henrico County Feb Court 1712 lists as a
ABRA CHILDERS SR.
HENRICO CO., VA WILLS ADDENDA Weisiger
p. 11 (p. 226) Will of SARAH PERKINS presented by Abraham Perkins, her executor and proved by Edward Enroughty and Thomas Childers, a Quaker, Thomas Childers and Constant Perkins, security.
Information provided by Mrs. Pat Searight:
ABRAHAM CHILDERS was born 30 November 1613 in Nottinghamshire/Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was a Planter. He married 1643 in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia JANE "ANNE" HOWARD who was born 162-22 Nottinghamshire, England. She was the daughter of John Howard. JANE died 1681 Henrico County. ABRAHAM died 15 October 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia.
ABRAHAM was first seen in Henrico County in 1649. He bought land from William Harris. John Epps and Thomas Lygon witnessed the deed. ABRAHAM lived in Bermuda Hundred.
The name in England originally meant child-house or orphanage. The name is also Childres, Childrs or Childress.
Their children were:
Sarah Childers b 1644/49 in Henrico Conty, Virginia and died Jan 1721/22 in Henrico. She married 1664/70 in Henrico County Nicholas Perkins III. They lived on Four Mile Creek. They had 8 children.
William Childers b 1647 and d 1725 Henrico County, Virginia. He left a large estate in Henrico. His children were Burton, John who married Rachel Perkins, Robert, and Gracey. [There is a note saying he was too old when these children were born.]
Abraham Childers b 1 Apr 1655 in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia. He was a planter and a race starter. He served many times on the Grand Jury. He could read and write. In 1690 his father gave him property in Varina, near Richmond. He may have died in 1693. In 1675/76 in Henrico County, Virginia, he married Anne Pew daughter of Henry Pew and Jane Womack. Anne had a sister Jane who married John Price Sr. and Hugh Lygon. After Abraham died Anne married Mr. Adkins. Henry Pew purchased land from Matthew Agee. Henry died 1790/11 in Henrico County, Virginia. He owned land on Four Mile Creen on north side of James River. Abraham & Ann had children: Abraham b 1677 m (1) Elizabeth Cannon and (2) Lucy Thomas; Henry Childers b 1678 m Lucretia Jones; Robert Childres b 1685 m Catherine; Philemon Childers b 1682/7 m. Elizabeth Evans; John Childers b 1683/4 m Elizabeth; and Jane Childers b 1695 m. John Smith.
Philemon Childers b 1656 in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia was called Lemon. He was involved with Nicholas Perkins in land purchase. He was a planter and he died 10 Jan 1717 in Henrico. He married very young - in 1669 in Henrico Mary Evans daughter of Griffin Evans of Henrico County, Virginia who died 15 May 1681. They had a daughter who married James Horton Sr; Thomas who married Mary Holmes and Mary Milner; Abraham who married Hester Pledge, widow of John Cannon; Philemon Jr; and Mary who married her cousin Humphrey Smith. [A note says 1 source has his wife as Mary Howard, daughter of John Howard. Another note questions whether wife’s name was Hester or Ester - will of Abraham d 1720 clearly shows Hester.]
Phillip Childers b1649 Henrico Co, Virginia d Henrico Co, Virginia
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