Childs, John a Methodist Episcopal minister was born in Calsert County, Maryland. He was converted in early life, spent some time successfully in the local ministry, and entered the Baltimore Conference about 1789. He shortly afterwards located, and returned to his agricultural employment. In 1816 he was readmitted into the Conference, and continued in its active ranks until 1829, when ill-health obliged him to become a superannuate. He died. in the course of that year. Mr. Childs was highly esteemed as a man and a minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1830, page 76.