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Lamayus Archibald Childress, aka Lenneth Archer Childress

L. A. Childress was born in Williamson County, Tennessee November 22, 1818, professed religion at the age of 16, and was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Hawks in 1845, with whom he lived 54 years.  He departed this life December 27, 1899 to await her on the other shore.  Brother Childress was one of the first men I met when I reached New Edinburg Circuit in 1863.  He was above the average in intelligence.  He was loyal to the church, and a friend to the preacher.  He was held in high esteem by the people.  They feel that a good man has gone out from them.  He was faithful in all the relations of life.  He will be missed in all the circles where he was wont to move, but none will feel his loss so much as she who walked so long by his side, sharing life's toils, joys, and sorrows, but now bereft of her earthly support she awaits the summons to join him on the other shore.  May she find comfort and release in 'leaning on the Everlasting Arm', and may the Lord bless her and the children.  Written by E. L. Beard.

Submitted by Glen McClain, Gr Gr Grandson

Burial: Camp Springs Cemetery

Source: Unknown Publication