1870's Josiah Childs CDV Photo, St. Louis MO, Steuben County NY & OH
On reverse: "Great Uncle Josiah Childs" is handwritten in old pencil. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: Charles F. Meier, (Charles Meier) 1406 Carondelet Av, Opposite Park Ave, St. Louis, Missouri, Saint Louis County.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Josiah J Childs was born on February 3, 1833, in Steuben County, New York. His father was Nathaniel Childs and his mother was Elizabeth Childs. He had two sons with his wife Mary Coverdale Childs between 1865 and 1876. He died in 1903 at the age of 70 years.
Josiah J. Childs 1833-1903, born in Steuben County, New York, and lived in St. Louis at the time this photo was taken.
His Father: Nathaniel Phelps Child 1789–1842 died in Seneca County, Ohio
His Mother: Elizabeth Betsey Emmes Childs 1794–1890 died in Seneca County, Ohio
Nathaniel Emmes Childs 1814–1880
William Childs 1815–1835
Emiline B Childs 1822–1898 (Emeline Childs)
Margaret Childs 1824–1889
Ichabod A Childs 1826–1864 Ichabod Childs
His wife: Mary Coverdale Childs, born 1841 or 1842 in Kingston Upon Hull, York, England in the East Riding area of Yorkshire. Her father was Robert T Coverdale, born 1822 in England, and her mother was Elizabeth Coverdale born in England, also in 1822. They all emigrated to America.
Mary A Coverdale United States Census, 1870
Event Place Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated) 1841-1842
Household Age Birthplace
Robert Coverdale M 46 England
Elizabeth Coverdale F 46 England
Mary A Coverdale F 28 England (thought to be Mary Ann Coverdale)
Ann Whengit F 17 Iowa servant
Mary Breen F 25 Ireland servant
Sarah Bening F 27 Bavaria servant
Josiah & Mary's Children:
John C Childs born 1865, St. Louis, Missouri
Robert Earle Childs 1876–1946 born in Ohio, married Allein Logan Childs 1882-1953 his child: Mary Childs Pritchett 1906-1989, buried in Rome, Georgia.
In 1880 Josiah Childs lived in Columbia, Hamilton, Ohio. In 1900 his residence was Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, a widower, living with his son Robert Childs. He died in 1903 at age 70 and was buried in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.
JJ Childs in the US Civil War Draft Registrations Records 1863-1865
Name: J.J. Childs
Birth Year: abt 1833
Place of Birth: Ohio
Age on 1 July 1863: 30
Marital Status: Married
Residence: 2nd Sub District 5th Ward, Missouri
Congressional District: 1st, Class: 1
John C Childs in the 1900 United States Federal Census
Name: John C Childs
Birth Date: Mar 1865
Home in 1900: Rome Ward 3, Floyd, Georgia
Street: 2d Ave
House Number: 104
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's name: Joshua J Childs
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: Supt Gas Works
Household Members: Name Age
Joshua J Childs 67 head
John C Childs 35 son
Robert E Childs 23
Robert T Coverdale 78 (father in law, incorrectly listed as Boverdale)
Emma Coverdale (incorrectly listed as Boverdale)
Josiah looks like a hardy pioneer type. The photographer has hand tinted his eyes with a faded blue color tint. It was found in Ithaca, Tompkins County New York, close to Steuben County. A wonderful photo of a Civil war veteran.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches
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