Just in case you haven’t got it, here are the marriages of all Childers as listed in the Fayette County IL marriage records through 1897:
L = licenseM =marriedp = parentsres = residenceFC = Fayette County ILaff.=affidavitcon= consentret = returnedJ.P.=Justice of the PeaceM.G. = Minister of the Gospel.w = witness
WILLIAM CHILDERS (Childress) age 46, and Nancy Reed, age 38, L 15 Oct 1877.Wm Childers made aff.M 18 Oct 1877 by Calvin L Bolt, J.P.L ret 29 Oct 1877Bk Old Bp. 18line. 11No.775
Noah W. Taylorage 35 and MARTHA J CHILDERS (Childress)age 19, L 3 Nov 1877 by Calvin L Bolt, J.P.L ret 17 Nov 1877Bk Old Bp. 18line. 26No.790(2nd mar for Noah –1st was to Kate M Baker 12 Apr 1867).
NATHANIEL CHILDERS19resLoudon Twpb Clay co. p William Childers and Mary Montgomery & Sarah ENLOW 21 res Bowling Green Twp b same p Wilson Enlow and Mahula Moore m 25 Sept 1879 at Wilson Enlow’s by Calvin L Bolt JP w Douglas Bolt and Harriet Chandler. Wm Childers made aff.A 37
ROBT. A. CHILDERS20 resLoudon Twpb Clay co. p William Childers and Mary E. Montgomery & Lucinda PETTY 17 res Loudon Twp b FC p James A Petty and Mary A. Hoffmann m 16 June 1882 at Vandalia by John Gochenour JP w W. C. Duncan and Amon Dial.Wm. Childress [sic] gave conA 94
GEORGE CHILDERS20 farmer resLoudon Twpb Clay co. p William Childers and Mary Montgomery & Vina E MAUGHAN17 res Loudon Twp b FC p G W Maughan and Susan Jackson m 19 Dec 1889 by James Carter JP at his res w John Hiefleyand Melvina Carter. G. W. Maughan, father of the bride gave conA 236
Sorry for the mix-up on Mary Montgomery’s married name.
If Martha J Childers is the dau of William above, it makes you wonder if she got married to get away from her new stepmother -married just 18 days after William & Nancy.