Biography of Walter Childs
Madison County, NY Biographies





Childs, Walter, was born in Woodstock, Conn., November 15, 1776, a son of Thomas Childs. He came to Cazenovia in 1788 and worked for Captain Abbott by the month, clearing thirty acres of ground where the Ledyard residence now stands. Returning to Connecticut, he married February 8, 1801, Rhoda Burleigh, who was born in Union, Conn., August 12, 1780, and in the same year brought his young wife to Cazenovia, locating four miles west of the village on what is now the Cherry Valley Turnpike. Six children were born to them, five of whom reached maturity: Esther, born January 16, 1802 (deceased); Adis, born November 3, 1804, and still living in Cazenovia at the age ninety five years; Walter B., born July 26, 1807; Samantha, born November 27, 1819; Williard T., born October 27, 1812, and died in infancy; and Thomas, born April 3, 1816 Walter Childs was a man of many estimable qualities and a large and successful farmer. He died in Cazenovia, December 14, 1857. His wife died April 1, 1839.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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