Christopher Childs
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Christopher Childs

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Christopher Childs
Born 1940s.
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Biography

Christopher Childs is a writer/activist, and a sometime actor who has specialized in historically-based theatre, television, and film. He is the former National Speaker for the U.S. branch of Greenpeace, and is the author of "The Spirit's Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation" (Beacon Press, Boston); he served as a volunteer leader for the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club in Minnesota, and for the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society, between 2003 and 2010. He has toured nationally both for Greenpeace, and with the one-man show "Clear Sky, Pure Light: an Evening with Henry David Thoreau", whose source material was published as a book by Penmaen Press in 1978. While he has been aware since childhood of the history of various branches of his ancestry -- most notably, of his Quaker paternal ancestress Mary (Barrett) Dyer, and of his family's maternal Mayflower forebears -- only in recent years has he delved seriously into the genealogical details.

Note: Christopher should not be confused with his near-namesake Christopher Child (no "s"), a well-known professional genealogist with the famous New England Historic and Genealogical Society. While Christopher Childs is a member of NEHGS, and aspires to meet professional standards in the results he logs on WikiTree, he does not consider his work quite comparable to that of Mr. Child!

(It is however a curious irony that NEHGS is literally just up Boston's Newbury Street from Childs Gallery, the art gallery founded by Christopher Childs's father, Charles Dyer Childs, in 1937.)

Christopher Childs is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Edward Fuller.
Christopher Childs is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Unknown (Unknown) Fuller.
Christopher Childs is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Elizabeth (Walker) Warren.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Roger Williams.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Mary (Barnard) Williams.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Mary (Barrett) Dyer.
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Descendant of PGM migrant William Dyer II.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Lawrence Southwick.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Cassandra (Burnell) Southwick.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Susannah (North) Martin.
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Descendant of PGM migrant George Martin.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Obadiah Holmes.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Katherine (Hyde) Holmes.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Richard Ingersoll.
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Descendant of PGM migrant John Ingersoll.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Jones.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Mary (Unknown) Jones.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Francis Bushnell, Jr..
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Descendant of PGM migrant Dea. Francis Bushnell III.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Marie (Grombridge) Bushnell.
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Descendant of PGM migrant William Dudley.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Jane (Luteman) Dudley.

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That is a great and almost unbelievable story. It smacks of a Hollywood movie script. Actually, it's better than most current movie plots. Thanks for sharing it with me. dusty
posted by Dusty Boren
Hi again Christopher,

I have an Anna Anna Nichols on my tree and she has a bunch of ancestors. Just in case you haven't already checked them out. Good Luck, dusty

posted by Dusty Boren
Hi Christopher,

I replied to your message, I guess you didn't get it (yet)? I have too many profiles, about 2500. I would really appreciate it if you would take over as manager of any of the Nichol's profiles on your tree. Thanks, dusty

posted by Dusty Boren
Hey Christopher. your comment on Thomas Burnham-34 regarding Capt. Robert Andrews... see here: Andrews-1159.

states that the master of Angel Gabriel was unknown. If you know otherwise, it would be great if you corrected the record (uncle to Burnham bros.) I have read about the ill-fated Angel Gabriel and would like to know the answer. Thanks.

Ok, I think I got Samuel Tilton taken care of. I hope!
posted by Vickie Weber
Thank you for the heads up about Mary Tilton Chase's ancestry. I don't know why wikitree had William listed when I had the correct parents for her in my database on my computer.
posted by Vickie Weber
Thank you for the the info on Mary Chase.!
posted by Vickie Weber
It is a lovely home.
Thanks for your correction on the actuarial dates for Susannah (Mansfield) Breed. Regarding her parents, if she was "a daughter of Robert and Mary (Rand) Mansfield" do you have sufficient data on them to create their profiles and link them to her? Regards,

John

posted by John French Ph.D.
Hi Christopher,

Saw your recent comment at the Fuller-682 profile. I'm wondering if you're particularly familiar some of the early Fuller lines from colonial Massachusetts Bay. There are three Sarah Fullers on my mother's side....one of whom is a total mystery. Perhaps born in Plainfield, CT around 1780. This may be too far along. Just curious. I have more background if interested. Thanks. Dave Jenkins

posted by Dave Jenkins

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