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Family Group Sheet for Benjamin Sellers and his 1st wife:

 

 

Subject:          Benjamin SELLERS1,2,3,4

Event-Misc:                       __ ___ ____    written about in a book entitled "Some Descendants of William Sellers;"  this book should have been titled "Some Descendants of Benjamin Sellers" and contains many errors.  It should not be used as a primary source.

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1710    probably Isle of Wight County, VA.

Residence:            before __ Feb 1740    Tarboro, Edgecombe, NC.

Court:                                __ Feb 1740    south of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, NC; when the deed for selling 50 acres of his deceased father's land to Benjamin Hill was referenced by the court.5

Land:                                19 Aug 1741    south side of the Swift Creek, Edgecombe County, NC; when he bought 350 acres of land.6

Marriage:        between 1750 and 1760    Sarah HICKMAN (b. circa 1728,          ); Edgecombe County, NC.7,8

Will:                                    03 Jan 1761    Edgecombe County, NC.9,10

Death:                       circa __ Mar 1761    Edgecombe County, NC.

Will-Prove:                         __ Mar 1761    Edgecombe County, NC.6

Father:             Matthew SELLERS (b. circa 1675, d. 06 Jul 1739-Feb 1740)

Mother:            Catherine (?)

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1735    NC.11

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Spouse:          (?) (?) (Mrs. Benjamin Sellers)12,13,1

Father:

Mother:

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M         Elisha SELLERS14,15,16,17

Birth:                      before __ ___ 1740    VA; (alternative birth year of 1744).18,19

Emigration:                circa __ ___ 1750    VA; to NC.

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1759    Michael SELLERS

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    (?) (?) (Mrs. Elisha Sellers)

Witness:                            03 Jan 1761    Will; Benjamin SELLERS; Edgecombe County, NC.9,10

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1763    New Hanover County (Brunswick County a year later), NC.20

Land:                                 22 Mar 1763    on the southwest side of the Waccamaw, New Hanover County (Brunswick County a year later), NC; when his grant for 200 acres was entered in the court records.21

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1765    Sarah (?) (         , d. 1781)22

Daughter:       between 1765 and 1780    Mary SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Daughter:       between 1765 and 1780    Sarah W. SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Daughter:       between 1765 and 1780    Nancy SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.9

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1768    Rev. Thomas SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Son:                                   __ ___ 1768    Matthew SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1763).23,24

Occupation:                      __ Dec 1769    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; a surveyor.25

Land:                                 16 Dec 1769    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted another 200 acres by the British Crown.21

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1770    William Calvin SELLERS I; Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1760).26,27

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1781    Mary WILLETS (b. between 1755 and 1756,          ); Brunswick County, NC.28

Son:                          after __ ___ 1781    John Bryant SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; as he was a minor (under 21) when his father wrote his will on 16 November 1801.29

Milit:                                   08 Sep 1781    as a private in the North Carolina militia; he fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina.  He can be traced through Gene Gravlee's Sons of the American Revolution national number 153441.30,31

Anecdote:                         __ ___ ____    The following story of the spoon molds has been handed down through time and the family.  While serving in the Continental Army, Elisha's wife and children were forced to submit to the Tory plunderers.  The Tories completed a thorough search and garnered their spoils in a heap outside the gate and proceeded to put them in shape to be easily carried.  When they had finished packing and were well on their way, the children went to the place by the gate and found the spoon molds that the Tories had left.  Whether they were missed or left on purpose because of their weight is not known.  These molds became a highly prized possession of Elisha and Mary Sellers, as well as being useful to them.  Years later, Elisha and Mary's home became the home of their son, Samuel and his wife, Sarah, and the spoon molds became a part of their household goods.  When Samuel and Sarah moved to Alabama, they brought these historic spoon molds with them.  The molds eventually became the property of Ellis Sellers, the great grandson of Samuel and Sarah.  This story of the spoon molds can be found in the Sellers Folder at the Alabama State Archives and was contributed by Cornelia Sellers Bean.

Daughter:                          22 Nov 1782    Mary Peoples SELLERS; as referenced in "Mintz Families of the Old South" by A. Gregg Moore and Bob J. Vogels.32

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1783    Willets SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.33

Daughter:       between 1783 and 1793    Martha W. SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Land:                                01 Aug 1783    on Moore's Creek, Brunswick County, NC; when he received a grant for 100 acres.

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1784    Brunswick County, NC.

Land:                                 26 Apr 1785    on Moore's Creek, Brunswick County, NC; when he endorsed the 100 acres he had there over to his brother, Simon.21

Son-Can:                           __ ___ 1786    possibly Benjamin SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Son:                                   17 Apr 1788    Samuel Calvin SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1787).34,35,36

Land:                                 10 Jun 1788    on the southwest side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, NC; when he signed a deed of gift for 200 acres over to James, Nathan and Daniel Ellis.

Land:                                   11 Jul 1788    Brunswick County, NC; when he obtained a grant of 100 acres in the name of his son, Willet.

Census:                             __ ___ 1790    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 3 males 16 or younger and 1 female.37

Land:                                 20 Dec 1798    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when another 100 acres was granted by the state.21

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Brunswick County, NC.37

Land:                                 12 Dec 1800    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres of this land to his son-in-law, Henry Mintz.21

Will:                                   16 Nov 1801    Brunswick County, NC.38,39,40,41

Death:                                __ ___ 1813    Brunswick County, NC.

Will-Prove:                         __ Apr 1813    Brunswick County, NC.21

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M         Rev. Benjamin SELLERS42,43

Ancestor:                          __ ___ ____    of descendants who settled near Sellers Station, South Carolina.

Event-Misc:                       __ ___ ____    possibly selling land in 1826, but he was dead by then; there is much confusion with this person and source dates.

Birth:                      before __ ___ 1740    as he was over age 21 at the time of his father's will was written.44

Witness:                            03 Jan 1761    Will; Benjamin SELLERS; Edgecombe County, NC.9,10

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    (?) BRYANT

Son:                                   16 Feb 1763    Jordan SELLERS; Marion County, SC.

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1764    Mary SELLERS

Daughter:                 circa __ ___ 1764    Sarah SELLERS

Num Child:                circa __ ___ 1765    (?) BRYANT; 2 other children, who both died young.

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1769    Brunswick County, NC.44

Witness:                            28 Mar 1771    Land; Matthew SELLERS; on Shallotte Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he purchased 200 acres from his brother-in-law, Arthur Robbins.

Land:                                 __ ___ 1773    on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold land to his brother, Matthew, and on 9 December 1773, sold 150 acres in the same area, to his brother's father-in-law, James Corbett.45

Witness:                            04 Jan 1773    Land; Matthew SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    Letitia DUNCAN (POSSIBLE SURNAME) (b. circa 1755,          )

Son:                                   __ ___ 1774    Wright SELLERS; NC.

Son:               between 1774 and 1790    Luke SELLERS

Son:               between 1774 and 1790    Rev. Levin SELLERS

Witness:                            __ Jan 1774    Land; Matthew SELLERS; on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold another 300 acres to his brother, Benjamin.

Occupation:                       16 Mar 1779    on the east side of Beaverdam Swamp, NC; a chain carrier for a survey done for Simon Sellers, possibly his brother.

Daughter:                          11 Nov 1784    Rhoda SELLERS

Census:                             __ ___ 1790    All Saints Parish, Georgetown District, Waccamaw (later Horry County), SC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 16, 3 males of 16 or less and 3 females.44

Land:                                   02 Jul 1792    Huggins Creek branch of Mitchell Swamp, Waccamaw County (later Horry County), SC; when he was granted 640 acres.44

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Horry County, SC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 1 male 0-10, 2 males 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 10-16 and 1 female 16-26.

Ordination:                         __ ___ 1801    as a Methodist minister by Bishop Richard Whatcoat, a traveling companion of Bishop Francis Ashbury (volume 3, page 9 in "The Journals and Letters of Francis Ashbury").44

Occupation:   between 1801 and 1807    a minister, who built the first church at Green Sea, North Carolina (Norton's Church).

Land:                                25 Aug 1802    Huggins Creek branch of Mitchell Swamp, Horry County, SC; when he was granted another 1000 acres.

Witness:                           25 Aug 1803    Est Invent; Luke SELLERS; Horry County, SC.46

Census:                             __ ___ 1810    Horry County, SC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 2 females over 45 and 1 female 16-26.47

Land:                                 28 Dec 1815    on Beaverdam Creek, Brunswick County, NC; when purchased 150 acres; this deed was proved in Brunswick County court of 29 January 1816.  Benjamin was still a resident of Horry County, North Carolina at the time of this purchase.47

Witness:                            01 Jan 1817    Will-Prove; Simon SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.9,47

Land:                                 19 Mar 1817    Brunswick County, NC; when he deeded his 150 acre plantation to his grandson, William Rothwell.47

Will:                                    25 Mar 1817    Brunswick County, NC.47

Death:                                __ Apr 1817    Brunswick County, NC.

Will-Rec:                            __ Oct 1817    Brunswick County, NC.

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M         possibly William SELLERS43,48,48

Residence:                        __ ___ ____    LA.

Event-Misc:                       __ ___ ____    stolen by Indians, but escaped.

Birth:                      before __ ___ 1740

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    (?) (?) (Mrs. William Sellers)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1754    Isham SELLERS; Duplin County, NC.

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M         possibly Henry SELLERS43,48,48

Ancestor:                          __ ___ ____    of descendants who settled in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Milit:                                   __ ___ ____    possible military service as a sergeant from the 1st and 4th North Carolina regiments.49

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1740

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M         possibly James SELLERS50,50,50

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1740    50

Death:            between 1790 and 1799    Brunswick County, NC.50

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M         Joel SELLERS43,51

Ancestor:                          __ ___ ____    of descendants that settled around Charleston, South Carolina.

Birth:              between 1742 and 1748    Edgecombe County, NC.52

Witness:                            __ Jun 1762    Court; Sarah HICKMAN; Edgecombe County, NC; when she was chosen or appointed guardian of Benjamin Sellers' children.6

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    possibly to a woman named Amelia.

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1769    Brunswick County, NC.

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1772    Brunswick County, NC.

Witness:                            09 Jan 1772    Land; Matthew SELLERS; on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 400 acres of land to his brother, Joel Sellers.

Num Child:                         __ ___ ____    possibly had children: Sion [1775-185?], Elisha [1785-185?], Joel [1787-185?] and Matthew [1780/84-183?] if he was married to Amelia.53

Land:                                 21 Dec 1779    on the south side of Seven Creeks, probably Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted 100 acres.54

Death:            between 1780 and 1789    Brunswick County, NC.55

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M         Matthew SELLERS56,57,43

Birth:                                  __ ___ 1743    Edgecombe County, NC.9,58

Witness:                            __ Jun 1762    Court; Sarah HICKMAN; Edgecombe County, NC; when she was chosen or appointed guardian of Benjamin Sellers' children.6

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1769    Brunswick County, NC.25

Occupation:                      __ Dec 1769    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; a chain carrier for his brother, Elisha's land survey.25

Land:                                 16 Dec 1769    on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted 300 acres of land.25

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1770    Ann CORBETT (b. circa 1751,          )59

Land:           04 Sep 1770-18 Apr 1771    on the southwest side of the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he applied for 400 more acres of land and it was granted.

Land:                                 28 Mar 1771    on Shallotte Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he purchased 200 acres from his brother-in-law, Arthur Robbins.

Land:                                 09 Jan 1772    on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 400 acres of land to his brother, Joel Sellers.

Land:                                 14 Jan 1772    on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 400 acres to Jethro Robbins.25

Land:                                 04 Mar 1772    on Swift Creek, Edgecombe County, NC; when he purchased his father's former land from his brother, Simon, who had inherited it.

Land:                                 15 Sep 1772    on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold another 150 acres to James Corbett, his father-in-law.

Witness:                            __ ___ 1773    Land; Rev. Benjamin SELLERS; on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold land to his brother, Matthew, and on 9 December 1773, sold 150 acres in the same area, to his brother's father-in-law, James Corbett.45

Land:                                 04 Jan 1773    Brunswick County, NC.

Residence:                       __ May 1773    Ann CORBETT (b. circa 1751,          ); Balden County, NC.

Land:                                 __ Jan 1774    on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold another 300 acres to his brother, Benjamin.

Land:                                 29 Nov 1774    on Swift Creek, Edgecombe County, NC; when he sold his father's former land.

Land:                                 __ Mar 1776    Brunswick County, NC; when he sold land to William G[anu?] and Joseph Hewett.

Witness:                            17 Sep 1784    Land; Arthur ROBBINS Sr.; on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres to Dennis Fowler.60

Son:                                   __ ___ ____    John SELLERS; NC.

Son:                                   __ ___ 1800    Matthew Bacon SELLERS; Livingston County, KY.61

Death:                      circa __ Dec 1807    Livingston County, KY.9

Will-Prove:                         __ Jan 1808    Livingston County, KY.62

Daughter:                          __ ___ ____    Salome SELLERS; NC.

Daughter:                          __ ___ ____    Ann SELLERS; NC.

Daughter:                          __ ___ ____    Rhoda SELLERS; NC.

Son:                                   __ ___ ____    Rev. Samuel SELLERS; NC.

Daughter:                          __ ___ ____    Mary SELLERS; NC.

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M         Jechonias SELLERS9,55

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1747    Edgecombe County, NC.

Witness:                            __ Jun 1762    Court; Sarah HICKMAN; Edgecombe County, NC; when she was chosen or appointed guardian of Benjamin Sellers' children.6

Witness:                   circa __ ___ 1765    Residence; Arthur ROBBINS Sr. and Mary Penelope SELLERS; Edgecombe County, NC.9

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1769    Brunswick County, NC.

Residence:     between 1781 and 1783    Edgecombe County, NC.

Immigratn:                          17 Sep 1784    Brunswick County, NC.

Witness:                            17 Sep 1784    Land; Arthur ROBBINS Sr.; on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres to Dennis Fowler.60

Census:                             __ ___ 1810    (w); Mary Penelope SELLERS and Benjamin ROBBINS; Brunswick County, NC.63

Death:                      circa __ Nov 1813    Brunswick County, NC.

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M         Simon SELLERS9,64,43

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Sian or Sion SELLERS

Ancestor:                          __ ___ ____    of descendants who settled in Texas and other western states.

Birth:                                  __ ___ 1748    Edgecombe County, NC.65

Witness:                            03 Jan 1761    Will; Benjamin SELLERS; Edgecombe County, NC.9,10

Witness:                            __ Jun 1762    Court; Sarah HICKMAN; Edgecombe County, NC; when she was chosen or appointed guardian of Benjamin Sellers' children.6

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1769    Brunswick County, NC.

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1772    Brunswick County, NC.

Witness:                            04 Mar 1772    Land; Matthew SELLERS; on Swift Creek, Edgecombe County, NC; when he purchased his father's former land from his brother, Simon, who had inherited it.

Land:                                   01 Jul 1773    on Grissett Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he received a grant for 100 acres.66

Land:                                 19 Sep 1778    on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 150 acres from James Corbett.66

Land:                                01 Aug 1782    on east side of Beaverdam Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres to John Flin.66

Land:                                01 Aug 1783    near the Cape Fear River, NC; when he received a grant for 100 acres on the northwest side of Orton Mill Creek.  In September of that same year, he bought 640 more acres and on 29 October 1785, added another 100 acres to his land on Mill Creek.  A grant for the latter was awarded on 11 July 1788.66

Witness:                            26 Apr 1785    Land; Elisha SELLERS; on Moore's Creek, Brunswick County, NC; when he endorsed the 100 acres he had there over to his brother, Simon.21

Residence:                       02 Aug 1787    Brunswick, Brunswick, NC; when he purchased a house and lot.

Land:                                 __ ___ 1788    on the east side of Cape Fear on Federal Point, New Hanover County, NC; when he purchased 320 acres.66

Land:                                 __ Mar 1789    Brunswick, Brunswick, NC; when he purchased a second building lot.

Census:                             __ ___ 1790    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 16, 1 male less than 16 and 2 females.67

Residence:                        __ Dec 1792    Brunswick County, NC; when he served on a jury.

Residence:                        __ Feb 1793    New Hanover County, NC; when he was now serving on a jury here.

Marr-Can:              before __ Apr 1799    Susan (?)1

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Susan (?); New Hanover County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male and 1 female, each age 26-45.67

Land:                                 23 Nov 1804    on Motte's Creek, New Hanover County, NC; when he was granted land.67

Marriage:                           26 Apr 1814    Winney BAKER; Brunswick County, NC.9,1

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1815    Brunswick County, NC.

Land:                                 09 Jan 1815    NC; when he bought 500 acres on Cape Fear River north of the first branch above Snows Point.67

Will:                                   26 Dec 1816    Brunswick County, NC.68

Death:          27 Dec 1816-31 Dec 1816    Brunswick County, NC.

Will-Prove:                         01 Jan 1817    Brunswick County, NC.9,47

Son:                                                          Simon SELLERS Jr.

Daughter:                                                  Effie SELLERS

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F          Mary Penelope SELLERS9

Num Child:                         __ ___ ____    Arthur ROBBINS Sr. (         , d. circa Sep 1819); 2 other children; one was a son and one was a daughter.55

Birth:                         after __ ___ 1748    Edgecombe County, NC.

Witness:                            03 Jan 1761    Will; Benjamin SELLERS; Edgecombe County, NC.9,10

Witness:                            __ Jun 1762    Court; Sarah HICKMAN; Edgecombe County, NC; when she was chosen or appointed guardian of Benjamin Sellers' children.6

Marr Cont:                         14 Apr 1764    Arthur ROBBINS Sr. (         , d. circa Sep 1819); Edgecombe County, NC.

Residence:               circa __ ___ 1765    Arthur ROBBINS Sr. (         , d. circa Sep 1819); Edgecombe County, NC.9

Son:               between 1765 and 1766    Arthur ROBBINS Jr.; 55

Son:                                   __ ___ 1790    Joel ROBBINS Sr.; NC; the daughter of Solomon and Wineford Reaves.

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Arthur ROBBINS Sr. (         , d. circa Sep 1819); Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 1 female over 45, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male 10-16, 1 female 10-16, and 1 female 16-26.60

Census:                             __ ___ 1810    Benjamin ROBBINS; Brunswick County, NC.63

Death:                    before __ ___ 1820    Brunswick County, NC.

Son:                                                          Benjamin ROBBINS

Son:                                                          Absalom ROBBINS

Son:                                                          Jonathan ROBBINS

Daughter:                                                  Elizabeth ROBBINS

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Family Group Sheet for Benjamin Sellers and his second wife:

 

 

Subject:          Benjamin SELLERS1,2,3,4

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Spouse:          Sarah HICKMAN

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1728    Edgecombe County, NC; the daughter of Nathaniel Hickman Sr.69

Marriage:                           15 Jun 1763    Thomas DIXON; Edgecombe County, NC.70,71

Father:

Mother:

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Endnotes

 

 

1. James I. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family of Brunswick County, North Carolina (Manassas, Virginia: Marlowe, January 1986), copy in North Carolina State Library.

 

2. Dorothy Stanaland Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, an Early Settler of Pike County, Alabama (Montgomery, Alabama: Brown Printing Company, 1974, reprinted 1986), page 97.

 

3. Clark Heaslett Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, Who Was in Tarboro, North Carolina in 1750, with information from W. W. Sellers' book the "History of Marion County, South Carolina",  (title is incorrect; the author continues the error that Elisha Sellers' father is William Sellers; n.p.: Watters, 1974), is titled incorrectly, as it should be Some Descendants of Benjamin Sellers.

 

4. W[illiam] W[right] Sellers [Sr.], History of Marion County, South Carolina, From Its Earliest to the Present, 1901 (containing the error that Elisha Sellers' father is William, when he should be Benjamin; Columbia, South Carolina: R. L. Bryan Publishing Company, 1902), which incorrectly states that William Sellers is the father of Elisha, following the incorrect information from the Watters book.

 

5. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 5.

 

6. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 10.

 

7. J. Thomas Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets and Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033, November 1998-January 2000, dated 4 November 1999 and in which he states Sarah was not the mother of Elisha Sellers.

 

8. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, which only gives will info where Benjamin's wife is Sarah and Sarah was chosen or appointed guardian of "her" children in court records.

 

9. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033.

 

10. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 10 and 25.

 

11. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , dated 4 November 1999.

 

12. Patricia Dodd Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36867, 1998.

 

13. Ruth Smith and Margarette Glenn Griffin Williams, Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, North County, 1733-1856 (Rocky Mountain, North Carolina: Joseph Watson, 1956).

 

14. National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Application for Elisha Sellers #0769174-A801 and #430738 and W26437, January 1999, approved for Opal Roberta Freer Spencer.

 

15. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland.

 

16. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, pages 40, 69.

 

17. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 31.

 

18. Family Group Record from FamilySearch.Org on the LDS website, which includes their Ancestral File database, Various dates, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, Utah, which cites birth date of 1744

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19. Sellers [Sr.], History of Marion Co., SC., which also cites his birth year as 1744.

 

20. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 12.

 

21. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 31.

 

22. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 32, which references D.A.R. Lineage No. 489552.

 

23. National Society of DAR; Application for Elisha Sellers #0769174-A801 and #430738, which cites a birth date of 1763.

 

24. Joseph William Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, A Record of Seven Generations of My Sellers Line (this book contains many typographical errors, but also has photocopies of original bible pages; 459 Broadway, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118: Reddoch, August 1980), photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, which cites a birth year of 1768.

 

25. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 15.

 

26. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, which cites his birth year as about 1770.

 

27. Brant and Fuller, Memorial Record of Alabama, a concise account of the state's political, military, professionals and industrial progress, together with personal memoirs of many of its people (Springfield, Virginia: GBIP, 1893, 1976 reprint), which states he died in 1860 at age 100, calculating a birth year of 1760, which is 5 years before his parents married.

 

28. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, cites marriage date as 1770.

 

29. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , gives estimate of birthdate.

 

30. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, page 8.

 

31. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 31, which references a pay voucher on file at the North Carolina archives, which states Elisha served from the Wilmington District.

 

32. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 96, which refers to the 1850 census where she is age 62, calculating a birth year of 1788.

 

33. 1850 Federal Census Record for Brunswick County, North Carolina, on which he is age 67.

 

34. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers  n.p.: copied about 1947 by E.  Walker Parish Sr., a grandson of Rebecca Sellers, n.d., (in 1980 it was custody of Curra Bell Sellers Faulk of Clio Alabama), which cites a birth date of 17 April 1788.

 

35. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County, Alabama, which gives his age as 63, calculating a birth year of 1787.

 

36. Bible of Cornelius Walton Sellers Sr. (, which cites a birth year of 1788.

 

37. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 32.

 

38. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, pages 9 and 10, which includes a typed copy and a copy of the original of his will from county will books page 27.

 

39. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 31, which references a grandson, Elisha Sellers, which this researcher cannot locate.

 

40. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, pages 40, 69 referencing Will Book B.

 

41. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 97-98, which includes a copy of the will.

 

42. ___ Asbury, Asbury's Journal, unknown author address.

 

43. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers.

 

44. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 20.

 

45. Deed Books for Brunswick County, North Carolina, County Courthouse, Bolivia, North Carolina, Book B, pages 8 and 17.

 

46. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 23.

 

47. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 21.

 

48. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13-14, not listed in this source.

 

49. Carol Green, Letters on the Sellers Family, Including a Descendant Chart for William Sellers, 3494 Camino Tassajara Road, #237, Danville, California 94506, 1998, which refers to National Archives file cards 5089 and 5091.

 

50. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 14; James is listed as possible older son with 7 children, but no wife's name.  The children are from indirect evidence.

 

51. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 14, 25.

 

52. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 25, which states he was under 21 years of age at time his father wrote his will.

 

53. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 14, based on indirect evidence.

 

54. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 25.

 

55. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 14.

 

56. Deed Books for Brunswick Co., NC., where Matthew's land records are in Deed Book A, pages 149, 151, 153 for 1771 and 1772 and Book B pages 8, 19, for 1773 and page 87, 88 for 1776.

 

57. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 15-19.

 

58. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 15 and 17.

 

59. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 13.

 

60. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 27.

 

61. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13 and 17.

 

62. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 17.

 

63. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 26.

 

64. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 30, which references the research of descendant, Mrs. A. L. Oliver of Wheaton, Maryland.

 

65. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 14 and 29.

 

66. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 29.

 

67. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 30.

 

68. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index 1665-1900, 1992, compiled by Thornton Mitchell, Book 8, page 115.

 

69. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , references Nathaniel Hickman's will of 10 Mar 1790 and probated Nov 1795, naming his daughter as Sarah Dixon.

 

70. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , which cites 15 January 1763; was it a typo in North Carolina Marriages Bonds book?

 

71. Ruth Smith Williams, Marriages of Early Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1733-1868 (Rocky Mount, North Carolina: Dixie Letter Service, 1958), page 41.