I am related to this family directly, Elijah Hamilton2 BELL is my g.g.grandfather, Martha Eliza3 is my g. grandmother.
I do have some corrections and additions to add about my 'branch' of the family tree. I have copied the section and my corrections and additions appear below each section.
My mother, Betty Will BELL, was a Georgia Bell (from Spalding County GA), but I am not sure if those Bells are related to these Mississippi Bells, the Mississippi Bells are on my father's side.
12.Martha Eliza3 Bell (Elijah Hamilton2, William1 Beall) was born 18 Mar 1853 in Campbell County, Ga., and died 28 May 1887 in Cobb County, Ga.. She married Harrison Kenlock Wiley Childress 12 Mar 1873 in Holly Springs, Miss..He was born 09 May 1840 in MS, and died 07 Feb 1907.
Notes for Martha Eliza Bell:
Family Bible listing death of Martha Eliza Bell Childress in 1887, on next line shows death of Warren Childress July 30, 1887.It is possible this was also a child of Eliza Bell Childress.She died at age 34 and may have died from childbirth (birth of Warren).
Notes for Harrison Kenlock Wiley Childress:
----- Should be : Harrison Kendricks Wylie CHILDRESS Son of Goen CHILDRESS (1798 SC-1870 MS) and Orpha BOX (1799 SC-1871 MS) The family was Cherokee: they appear to have moved from Indian Territory (TN) south to Chulahoma (MS) right around the time of the Trail of Tears He was: b. 9 May 1839 Chulahoma (Holly Springs) Marshall County MS (Chulahoma is now extinct and known as Wyatte MS) d. 10 Feb 1907 Palmetto, Fulton County GA buried: Palmetto, GA Military: 19th Mississippi Co. I to 1862; had his (left) arm amputated after being wounded at Cold Harbor, VA June 27,1862. -----
Family Bible shows name as Harrison but he went by the name Henry.1880 Douglas County census lists Henry Childress.Marriage record shows Harrison K.W. Childress.Eliza Bell may have died from childbirth.
----- He is also on: 1860 Marshall County MS as "H.K.W." Tyro Township 1870 Marshall County MS Tyro Township Hen CHILDRESS, 1880 Douglas, GA -----
The family moved back to Georgia in late 1879 or early 1880.All children shown born in Mississippi except Walter Hamilton Childress who was born in 1881 in Georgia.
Harrison(or Henry) had no children by the second wife.
----- Second wife was Julia Gay, he was m. 17 FEB 1891, Fulton Co., GA (as "H. K. W.") -----
More About Harrison Childress and Martha Bell: Marriage: 12 Mar 1873, Holly Springs, Miss.
Children of Martha Bell and Harrison Childress are: 65 i.Ella B.4 Childress, born 1874; died 1946.She married (1) Charles W. Wadswoth.She married (2) Emmett H. Edwards. 66 ii. Albert Wiley Childress, born 1877; died 1953.
----- Should be: Albert Wylie CHILDRESS Sr. b. 18 July 1876 Holly Springs, MS, d. 1953 MA -----
Notes for Albert Wiley Childress:
----- Albert Wylie CHILDRESS -----
Buddy married three times - Martha, Georgia and Irene (no surnames).He was a Career Army man.
----- I believe his son, my father, was called 'Buddy' or 'Bud' because he was a 'Jr.' and it was confusing to have two of the same name in the house.
A. W. CHILDRESS Sr. was career army, Capt. in the Cavalry I believe. Only married twice, second wife was Martha Irene.
m. (1) Georgiana FREEMAN, child:
(1) William Wilder CHILDRESS (career Coast Guard) b. 1909 d. sometime in the early 1980s (?) Children: one daughter, two sons
m. (2) Martha Irene MORLEY, children:
(1) Martha Irene CHILDRESS b. ? d. 1960s m. Everett "Red" GRANT Children: one son, one daughter
(2) Albert Wylie CHILDRESS Jr. b. 25 Sep 1920 Winthrop MA d. 28 OCT 1995 Stone Mountain, GA (career Army, USMA grad class of 1945) m. three times (1) Betty Will BELL b. 2 Feb 1927 Griffin GA d. 1999 GA (2) Marion ? (3) ? ; no children from the last two marriages. Children: one daughter, two sons
(3) James Warren CHILDRESS b. ? d. (unsure of date) CA (career Air Force) Children: not sure, believe one son, two daughters
(4) daughter - may still be living in FL with husband Children: two daughters -----
His children's names were William, Martha, Albert, Warren and Carol.This information given by Mr.E. S. Childress of Decatur, Ga.
67 iii. Martha Childress, born 1878. She married K. F.Cassell. 68 iv. Emma Alexander Childress, born Oct 1879. She married A. J. Cloud; died 1947. 69 v. Walter Hamilton Childress, born 23 Oct 1881; died 23 Sep 1964. He married (1) Cora Belle Echols 24 Feb 1904; born 31 Aug 1883; died 13 Apr 1914. He married (2) Laura Pauline Barker 11 Jun 1922; born 27 Jan 1890; died 09 Mar 1977.