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Abraham Childers Jr (1655 - bef. 1698)

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Abraham Childers Jr aka Childress
Born in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, British Americamap
Husband of — married in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico, Virginiamap
Died before in Curles, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, British Americamap
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Abraham was born in 1655. He passed away in 1698.

Death & Legacy

Abraham's will was dated 6 December 1693 in Henrico County, Virginia Colony. It was recorded in Henrico County on 1 June 1698 and letters of probate were granted to wife Anne. On 1 August 1698 Anne Childers granted probate to Abraham Childers.[1]

p 78 Will of Abraham Childers, planter
To son Abraham Childers, 1 shilling To son Henry Childers, 1 shilling and items To loving wife Anne, all goods and chattels, and 1/2 of land where I now live, with all houses, etc. for life, and then to my son Philemon Childers. If he dies without heirs, then to my son John Childers. To son Harry Childers, the other 1/2 of my land at 21, and if he die, then to my son Robert's children. Wife Anne to be executrix. Dated 6 Dec. 1693 Wit: Richard Franklin, Abigail Wakefield, John Newcombe. Recorded 1 June 1698
p 124 Probates and Administrations since last report 1 Aug. 1698 Anne Childers granted probate to Abraham Childers;…


  • 2 Xbris [December] 1678 - Abraham Childers, in the matter of a horse race between Abraham Womock and Richard Ligon, deposed that he was about 23 years of age. (Born about 1655.)[2]
  • 2 August 1680, recorded - Witness to sale of land from Robert Sharpe of Henrico Co. to Henry Pew [father-in-law].[3]
  • 20 November 1680 - "Abraham Childres of Henrico Co., for a plantation belonging to John Pleasants at Four Mile Creek, of 548 acres, plus 900 lbs tobacco, the plantation I live on, part to him now and rest at my mother's death, 141 acres, it being the whole plantation purchased by my father Abraham Childres of Maj. William Harris, and given me by his will, on north side of James River. Dated 20 Nov, 1680. Wit: Robt. (RS) Sharpe, Robt. (RE) Evans. Signed: Abraham Childers; recorded 10 Feb. 1680/81."[4] Note: Abraham's father died in 1679 and his mother about 1 February 1680/81, just before this transfer was recorded.
  • 1 December 1680 - "William Harris of Curles, Henrico Co., for 1 bill to be paid, sells to Abrah Childres of Curles, Henrico Co., a parcel of land he lives on on the river on lower side of Morgan's landing. 28 Feb. 1656. Signed: Wm Harris. It was agreed that Ja. Robinson enjoy his part of the land. 2 March 1656. Wit: John Epes, Tho. Ligon. Signed: Ab. (T) Childers."
    • "I, Abraham Childres, son of Abrah Childres, dec'd, for one tract of land had of John Pleasants, sell him the plantation I live on. John Pleasants land is 548 acres in fork of Four Mile Creek, 548 acres. I quit claim to the land purchased by my father of William Harris, and left to me by his will. Dated 10 Feb. 1680/81. Wit: John Huddlesee, Barth. (B) Roberts. Signed: Abraham Childres. Recorded 10 Dec. 1681. Anne, wife of Abraham Childres, relinquished her dower rights. 1 Dec. 1681. Signed: Anne (+) Childres."[5]
  • 20 February 1681 - "Bond of Abraham Childres, son and heir of Abraham Childres, dec'd, of Henrico Co., to John Pleasants, 10,000 lbs tobacco, in deed of land from Childres to Pleasants, being land on north side of James River at lower end of Curles, 90 acres, purchased of Maj. William Harris. Wit: John Huddlesee, Tho. (+) Huddlesey. Signed: Abraham Childers"[6]
  • 20 August 1686 - Philemon Childers, for good love and affection, to my cozens: Abraham, Henry and Robert, sons of Abraham Childers, give to said Abraham for his three sons 1 grey sorrel mare, the mare and increase to be divided among them when they are 21. Signed: Phil'm (mark) Childers[7]
  • 13 November 1687 - Edward Mathews and Samuel Mathews of Henrico Co., sold to Abraham Childers 135 acres, "part of a tract granted to Capt. Edward Mathews, dec'd, by patent for 1536 acres on north side of Four Mile Creek, the 135 being next to Pollys Spring." Recorded 1 Dec. 1687[8]


  1. Weisiger, Benjamin B. III, Comp. Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia. Richmond, 1976, pp 78, 124 as cited on Childress-Research-L Archives
  2. The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers; published by The Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia; Vol. 3, 1773
  3. Weisiger, Benjamin B. III, Comp; Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705; Richmond, Virginia, 1986. p 8
  4. Weisiger 1986, p 9
  5. Weisiger 1986, p 15
  6. Weisiger 1986, p 16
  7. Weisiger 1986, p 35
  8. Weisiger 1986, p 45

See also:

Additional Information for Abraham CHILDERS Citing This Record "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-03-05), entry for Abraham CHILDERS, submitted by ldaiutolo2809541. Submission

submission id:MM95-B9W contributor:ldaiutolo2809541 date:1/13/2004 person count:25061

Citing This Record "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-03-05), entry for Abraham /CHILDRES/ II. Submission

submission id:MMSL-77B contributor: date:5/10/2011 person count:36177

  • Abraham Childers in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Abraham Childers Gender: Male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1655 Spouse Name: Anne Pugh Spouse Birth Place: VA Spouse Birth Year: 1655 Marriage Year: 1675 Marriage State: VA Number Pages: 1

  • Abraham Childers in the Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Abraham Childers Father: Abraham Childers Birth Date: 1655 City: Henrico State: VA Country: USA

  • Abraham Childers in the Family Data Collection - Individual Records

Name: Abraham Childers Spouse: Ann Pew Parents: Abraham Childers Birth Place: Henrico, VA Birth Date: 1655 Death Place: VA Death Date: 1692


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On 7 Oct 2016 at 19:45 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Childress-665 and Childers-15 appear to represent the same person because: same birth/death dates & places; same spouse

On 24 Jun 2016 at 16:50 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Problem with some dates on this profile. First two children, Abraham and Henry, appear to have been born before Abraham's marriage to Anne Pew. Also daughter Jane is stated to have been born in 1695, two years after Abraham died. Can someone fix these dates?

On 4 Jul 2015 at 18:50 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Childers-730 and Childers-15 appear to represent the same person because: same person, specific birth needs source, year is the same, parents are the same once they are merged

On 6 Mar 2015 at 22:07 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Childers-15 and Childress-448 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth, death, father. Looks like Childers is the correct LNAB. Thanks

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