Re: GaitersScallions or ScallornChildress\
I have the following information:
Archer Frank Gaiters b. 1855 possibly Tennessee (See note for Charley) d. Bet January-July 1882 Lauderdale County, Tennessee.
Married 24 Dec 1876 to Josephine Scallions b. 1859 Dyer County, Tennessee; d. 1924 Lauderdale County, Tennessee
Silas Walter Gaiters (changed name to Gater)
Charlie Gaiters (my designation) Childress b. Oct. 1882 Lauderdale, Tennessee.
Note for Charlie - Charlie was born Oct 1882 - Josephine and James S. were married 12 July 1882; Charlie would have been conceived abt. Jan 1882, hence the conclusion that Archer died sometime between the conception of Charlie and Josephine's second marriage; Charlie knew no other father than James Childress and apparently carried the name Childress all of his life. According to the 1900 Lauderdale County, Tennessee census, Charly Childress age 17, b. Oct 1882 was working as a farm laborer for one Aud--- Gross?, who was married and had children. Charly's birth place is given as Tennessee, father's birth place as Tennessee (but that could have been James Childress), mother's birth place as Tennessee.
It is interesting to note that the family of Jackson Gaiter (no "s"), married Lucinda Scallions, was born 1816 in Alabama as were all of his children. I have no Archer Frank for this family, but the last child I have recorded is Sarah Gaiter, b. Aug 1850 in Tennessee. It is conceivable that they MAY have had a child later than 1850.
As you probably know, the Scallorn, Scallorns, Scallion, and Scallions families are all related and have the same common ancestor. There is more than one tie to the Gaiter (no "s") family in these lines.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any questions, please contact me.