SELLERS FAMILY GENEALOGY
Joshua Meilton Childers, md Jane Sellers April 28,1865,
Johnston Co,NC buried in a 8 family plot area at Oakland
Heights: MJ Childers (but his name is Joshua Meilton), his
wife Jane Sellers Cynthia Sellers (Jane's mother) Fannie
Ruebin Wilkerson, Jr. and a (MJ) baby Childers. and possibly
1 or 2 more babies or 1 plot still open
Jane Sellers and Joshua Meilton Childers family Jane and
Joshua Meilton's Children and some Grandchildren:
1. Fannie Childers m.Ruebin Wilkerson, Jr.
2. Betty Childers m. Collins
3. A.D.- Called "Habie" m.Lessie Mae
5.Homer Lee Childers
4. Edgar -born 1872 m. Heddy
5. George H. - born 1876 m. Alice
6. Rose- born 1847 m. George Lee
7. Joseph Carl-born 1890- m. Rendy died1943 train accident
8. Dora Lee Childers-born 1888 m. Daugherty
9. Adsey Childres-1886
10. David William - born 1867-died 1891
11. Mary-only lived 1 month 1871
Joshua Meilton lived in Arkansas, but the census 1900
(Johnston Co) NC, says he was born in Mississippi.
Jane Sellers Childers always talked about him being stranded
and that soldiers had to get back anyway they could. He md
Jane Sellers April of 1865. worked for her Father- in- law a
Sellers from N.C. When he had enough money he took his family
and went West. . The family moved West and they stayed 1 or 2
years (may have been more) and then moved back to
Smithfield/Selma NC for the rest of his life. As a child Dora
Lee Childers talked of going back over the Mississippi on a
barge. They went to Johnston County NC (Smithfield area to
stay). Sometime in the late1880's Joshua and Jane decided to
move to Smithfield, NC.
They lived in Johnston County sometime after the Civil War
Joshua Meilton Childers name: the family called him M.J., His
tombstone says M.J. Childers called: M.J. in the 1880 Census
(South Smithfield, James in the 1900 West Selma), Joshua in
the 1910 census -Smithfield Township.
One census has him listed as James
He is called "Jim" in the newspaper article mentioned above.
J.M. Childers served in Company A of the 38th Arkansas
Infantry, and there was a J.N. Childers in Company C of the
2nd Mississippi Infantry Joshua Meilton was born December 26,
1844 (?) The Bible says 1944 and the census says 1942.
Oakland Heights Cemetery is located in the town of
Smithfield, NC facing North Street. Below are the Childers
buried there. Daniel W. Childers,Sn.-b. Aug.26,1900 - d.Mar.
5,1964. NCPfc 13 Arm.Div.
Dora Lee Childers- b. May 7, 1883 d. Dec.10, 1965
Hettie Blanch Childers b. Dec. 1- d. Dec 13,1932. 12 days.
Joseph Carl Childers -b. Aug. 8,1890 - d. Jan. 30, 1943. md
M.J. Childers -b.Dec.26, 1841. d. Jan. 9, 1924
Rendy Childers - b.July 14, 1894 - d. -- married Joseph Carl
Ruldoph C. Childres b.Mar.20,1924 Mar. 10, 1946. NC Tech 5
Shellie Childers - b. 1898 - d.1967
Walter M. Childers - b.May 6, 1903- d. May 4, 1965
Fannie Childers born 1868 m. Ruebin Wilkerson, Jr. died 1926
Maude Wilkerson-born 1889 d/o Reuben Wilkerson and Fannie
Born:1889-Died: 22 Oct. 1982 Married: LeRoy "Roy" Ward s/o
Dempsey Ward and Nancy Raper Born: May 1881
OBT. of Maude Wilkerson from Smithfield Herald
Maudie W. Ward ,93 of Route 3,Kenly, NC Mrs. Maudie Wilkerson
Ward of Route 3, Kenly died Tuesday following a period of
declining health. Mrs. Ward, 93, was born in Arkansas.She was
the daughter of the late Rueben and Fannie Childress
Wilkerson. The funeral was held at 3 o'clock Thursday
afternoon in the chapel of Gizzard Funeral Home in Kenly. The
Rev. Jimmy Barfield officiated. Burial was in Kenly Cemetery.
PARENTS OF Maude Wilkerson;
Father:Reuben Wilkerson s/o Reuben Wilkerson, Sr. and Reldy
Parnell (married bond date 27 Nov.1833) Jack Jackson
Mother: Fannie Childress d/o Milton J. Childres born in
Mississippi & Jane Sellers born in Johnston Co.NC Fannie was
Born:June 3, 1868 D:Dec.9, 1926 Smithfield;Bur:Oakland Heights
12 Dec.1926. he was 58 years 6 months and 11 days old.
page ? JOhnSTON CO.NC Register 1881 -1900
Race Groom Bride& Parents Date,
Place, & Official
W Wilkerson, Reubin......Fannie Childers 4 Sep.
1883 W. F. Gerald' Reubin & Rildy Wilkerson James &
Jane Childres W. F. Gerald, J.P.
"Mary Childers" by MJ's name and "Cynthia Sellers" by Jane
Sellers name (In the Family tree box for "Mother".).. "Mary
Jane Sellers Childers received a widow's pension after his
dealth in 1924.
SELLERS Jane Childres, Joshua Meilton3-28-1865 67342
JOSHUA MEILTON CHILDERS (CHILDERS1) was born December 26, 1844
in AR. OR MS.-d Jan 09, 1924 Smithfield, NC(Johnston Co)md
JANE ANNE SELLERS April 28, 1865 in Smithfield, NC (Johnston
County), daughter of ALSEY SELLERS and CYNTHIA MILLINER. She
was born March 1848 in Selma (West), NC(Johnston Co)d 1934
Smithfield, NC(Johnston Co).