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          Elijah Childers + Lucinda Guilliams                 Joseph Guilliams + Mary Catherine Ogle     
                     |                                                                 |  
         Reuben A. Childers         +        Martha Jane Guilliams
  1856  -  aft 1899          1896               1878       -       1964
 Jackson Co NC                                      Henderson Co? TN         Sevier Co TN                                   
 Lura "Lury" D. Childers (Hurst), 1900 - 1987

Note: In 1900, this household, in Sevier County, TN, included Andrew Guilliams, "partner", (Martha's brother) age 24. Rubin Childers was

Some sources say Lura Hurst was the daughter of William Thomas Moore; however, the 1930 census of Sevier Co TN (when Lura Hurst
resided in the Moore household -- see below -- along with children Ruth Hurst, age 6, and Theodore Hurst, almost 4) says that Lura Hurst was
Thomas's step-daughter. Thus we assume that she was the daughter of Reuben Childers, as indicated in the 1900 census.
Note on the name: "Guilliams" and "Quilliams" (or "Quiliams" or "Quillams") seem to be used almost interchangeably in the
Jackson/Swain county area of North Carolina. The choice of one over the other here is quite arbitrary, and
subject to correction as more sources are examined.

Sources: US Census, 1880, Henderson Co TN;
US Census, 1900, 1920, 1930, Sevier Co TN;
US Census, 1900, 1910, Charleston, Swain Co NC;
US Census, 1920, 1930, Beaverdam, Haywood Co NC;
US Census, 1940, Canton, Haywood Co NC;
US Census, 1940, Clyde, Haywood Co NC;
Linda White Ward, "Ancestors of Martha Jane Quilliams";
SS Death Index, Lura Hurst, 1987;
Ancestry.com's Cheatham family tree; Moore family tree; Childers family tree;
NC Death Certificate, Maud Hayes Enloe, 1965;
NC Death Certificate, Hamilton H. Enloe, 1948;
NC Death Certificate, Wade Mingus Enloe, 1964;
FamilyTreeMaker.genealogy.com, "Descendants of Edward Ned Leatherwood";
            Moses Moore + Miriam McCarter                   Joseph Guilliams + Mary Catherine Ogle        
                                |                                                                 |
William Thomas Moore        +        Martha Jane Guilliams Childers
      1875    -     1957                                 1878     -      1964
TN               TN                              Henderson Co? TN         Sevier Co TN   
Lee Elmer Moore (Dicey Ellen Ownby), 1908 - 1981
                            James Perry Moore, 1911 - ?
                            Lester Moses Moore, 1913 - 1974
                            Lela Moore (Matis Wilson), 1916 - 2005?
 Elijah Childers + Lucinda Guilliams             Alexander Hamilton Hayes + Margaret Elvira Leatherwood
                     |                                                                  |
        Reuben A. Childers                  +                Maude Hayes
       1856 - aft 1899                  1887               1870 - 1965
 Jackson Co NC                       Cherokee Co NC         Swain Co NC  Bunc Co NC
Julius Ceasar Childers, 1889 - 1949
Paul Childers (Sadie Simplot), 1891 - 1956
                                    George "Bute" Childers, 1894 - ?
Note: In 1900, Maude and her three sons resided with her parents in Charleston township, Swain County, NC. In 1910, son Paul Childers still
resided with his grandparents in that same township. Julius and George were with their mother and her next husband, Phidela Enloe, at the
next census house in that same township. By 1920, the Enloes were in Beaverdam township, Haywood County, NC, and Julius and George
were still listed with them.
     John Enloe + Sarah Sherrill                                          Alexander Hamilton Hayes + Margaret Elvira Leatherwood
                        |                                                                                   |
   Phidela "Fidel" R. Enloe                       +                             Maude Hayes Childers
      1871    -    1931                       Bef 1910                             
 1870 - 1965
 Swain Co NC     Haywood Co NC                                                                              Swain Co NC  Bunc Co NC


                                                    Wade Mingus Enloe, 1901 - 1964
                                                    Hamilton H. Enloe (Elizabeth Boyd), 1903 - 1948

In 1930, the census of Beaverdam township, Haywood Co NC, found these two sons still at home, and the household included Maud's mother,
Margaret E. Hays, age 84. By the census of 1940, Maud was widowed, but her sons Wade Enloe and Julius Childers were counted with her at
home, 74 Charles Street, in Canton, Haywood Co NC. Wade's occupation was listed as office clerk in a grocery store, with an annual income of
$1820. Julius was unemployed. Hamilton lived with his wife Elizabeth Boyd and their three children on Iron Duff Road, Clyde, Haywood Co NC.
He was employed as a switchboard operator with an annual income of $2200.