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Just a short message to remind all Childers and Childress members of our upcoming meeting in Nashville, Tennessee next month.

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Information on the meeting at Nashville:

Childers/Childress Family Association

2003 ANNUAL MEETING, Nashville Tennessee
September 4-6, 2003
Wednesday through Saturday

Purpose of the Childers ~ Childress Family Association
The Childers/Childress Family Association was formed in 1982 and is the repository and clearinghouse for information on the Childers and Childress surname(s) and various other spellings of the name. These families are in or from England and the United States and Canada.
The purpose of the Association is to promote research and to preserve the history of our families. We are using previously published books, monographs, family papers, family bibles, and other literature for our files to increase our database for the common good and preservation of the history of the Family. A number of documents relating to specific lineages or to information about the Family members in a specific state have been published and are available from the Association at nominal cost.
The Childers/Childress Newsletter is published quarterly and is mailed to all CFA Members. Any information that you have and would like to share may be submitted for inclusion in the Newsletter and for our data bank. The Newsletter is included in the membership dues.
Annual dues for the Association are $10.00 for the member, $5.00 for the spouse, and $1.00 for each child or grandchild under age 18. All members are listed in the Registry, Annual Member List, and receive a certificate of membership, a membership card, The Registry, the Childers/Childress Newsletter, and substantial discounts on publications of CFA.
The Annual Meeting of the Association is held each year, usually in October. Other meetings may be held at other times and sites during the year.
2003 Meeting
Our 22nd annual meeting is scheduled to officially commence on the 4th of September 2003, through of the 6th. This meeting is being held in Nashville, TN, the home of Sarah Childress Polk, wife of President James Polk. Sarah’s birthday is September the 4th..

HOST: Jo Ann Childers email:
Conference Hotel, Doubletree Hotel, Nashville TN, 314 4thAve North,
Phone 615 244 8200 or 800 663 4230
Rates Single or double $119.00 +Tax
Other less expenses motels and hotels are close by, ceck the internet for best rates.

Thursday 4 September 2003:
9:30 -10:30 AM "Celebration Registration" Doubletree Hotel.
11:00 AM Wreath Laying Ceremony for Sarah Childress Polk, Tennessee Capitol Grounds
3:00 PM 200th Birthday Tea honoring Mrs. Sarah Childress Polk
Friday 5 September 2003:
9:00 AM Registration in meeting room until 4:00 PM.
9:00 AM Meeting room open all day until 4:00PM.
3:00 PM Committee Meetings until 4:00 PM
4:00 PM Board of Trustees Meeting until 6:00 PM
7:00 PM Meeting Room open to 10:00 PM.
Saturday 6 September 2003:
9:00 AM Meeting and registration until 11:00 AM
10:00 AM CFA Business Meeting
11:30 AM Group pictures
12:00 Noon CFA Luncheon
1:00 PM Meeting room open till 2:00 Pm
For more information contact the Conference Host.
Dr. and Mrs. Bob E. Childers
960 River Road
Woodruff SC 29388-9110

General Information
For newcomers who have never attended a Childers/Childress Family Association meeting. These meeting are work sessions for the researchers who are interested in their Childers/Childress ancestry. All the members attending bring their family histories, books, documents, computers, pictures, programs and any other data that they may have on the Childers/Childress and related lines. This is a national meeting. You do not need to be a member to attend. All Childers/Childress and allied lines are welcome.

The members of the
Childers-Childress Family Association, Inc.
Invite you to join with us as we celebrate the
200th Anniversary of the birth of
Sarah Childress Polk,
wife of United States President, James Knox Polk

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003
Wreath laying ceremony Tennessee Capitol
grounds, 11 A.M.

200th Birthday Tea begins at 3 p.m.
Place; 225 N Academy Street Murfreesboro, TN 31130
Home of the Honorable Judge John Whitsett Childress, Sr.
.(brother of Mrs. Sarah Childress Polk)
Hostess: Mrs. Kelley RAY, owner of this historic house.

This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mrs. Ray is graciously hosting the birthday party for this event.

To help the planning committee please fill in and return the following information:

Number attending the wreath laying ceremony:_______ Names:___________________________________
Number attending the afternoon tea:______ Names:____________________________________

Number wishing to ride bus from the hotel to tea
(Charge: $5.00 per person)€

For more Information contact the Conference hosts:
Dr. & Mrs. Bob E. Childers 960 River Rd., Woodruff SC 29388, enail:

Mr, & Mrs. William Childress, Murfreesboro, TN, 615-896-4755

Childers/Childress Family Association, Inc.
To Join
$10.00 Single Membership * $15.00 with Spouse * $1.00 Children under 18
Please attach this form to your check made payable to:
Childers/Childress Family Association, Inc. or just “CFA.”

Mail to:
Julia Childress

10993 Clear / PO Box 302
Hamburg MI 48139

Phone: 734 878-9953 * Email:

(Last Name) First Name Middle Bame


City/State Zip:

Telephone: Email:

Referred to CFA by: Relationship

Your Oldest Ancestor if known:

New Member:
Yes or No Renewal Yes or No Reinstatement Yes or No

Please mail your Lineage Charts directly to:
Martha Childers Ferris
71 Dorset B
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Editor Childers/Childress Family Association, for the CFA Ancestor Roster and Files.

Thank You,
Jack Childers