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Family Group Sheet for Elisha Sellers and his first wife:

 

 

Subject:          Elisha SELLERS1,2,3,4

Birth:                      before __ ___ 1740    VA; (alternative birth year of 1744).5,6

Emigration:                circa __ ___ 1750    VA; to NC.

Witness:                            03 Jan 1761    Will; Benjamin SELLERS; Edgecombe County, NC.7,8

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1763    New Hanover County (Brunswick County a year later), NC.9

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.10

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1765    Sarah (?) (         , d. 1781)11

Occupation:                      __ Dec 1769    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; a surveyor.12

Land:                                 16 Dec 1769    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted another 200 acres by the British Crown.10

Marriage:                  circa __ ___ 1781    Mary WILLETS (b. between 1755 and 1756,          ); Brunswick County, NC.13

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 153441.14,15

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.

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.10

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.16

Land:                                 20 Dec 1798    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when another 100 acres was granted by the state.10

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Brunswick County, NC.16

Land:                                 12 Dec 1800    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres of this land to his son-in-law, Henry Mintz.10

Will:                                   16 Nov 1801    Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Death:                                __ ___ 1813    Brunswick County, NC.

Will-Prove:                         __ Apr 1813    Brunswick County, NC.10

Father:             Benjamin SELLERS (b. circa 1710, d. circa Mar 1761)

Mother:            (?) (?) (Mrs. Benjamin Sellers)

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____

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Spouse:          (?) (?) (Mrs. Elisha Sellers)

Father:

Mother:

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M         Michael SELLERS21

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1759

Death:                    before 16 Nov 1801    as he is not listed in his father's will.22

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Family Group Sheet for Elisha Sellers and his 2nd wife:

 

 

Subject:          Elisha SELLERS1,2,3,4

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Spouse:          Sarah (?)21,23

Death:                                __ ___ 1781    Brunswick County, NC.

Father:

Mother:

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F          Mary SELLERS21,24

Birth:              between 1765 and 1780    Brunswick County, NC.

Marriage:               before 16 Nov 1801    Mr. (?) SINGLETARY

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

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F          Sarah W. SELLERS21,24

Birth:              between 1765 and 1780    Brunswick County, NC.

Marriage:               before 16 Nov 1801    Mr. (?) MCCLELLAND

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

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F          Nancy SELLERS21,7

Birth:              between 1765 and 1780    Brunswick County, NC.7

Death:                    before 16 Nov 1801    as she is not listed in her father's will of that date.22

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M         Rev. Thomas SELLERS25,21,7

Occupation:                       __ ___ ____    a Methodist minister.

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1768    Brunswick County, NC.

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    Sarah (?) (b. circa 1772,          )

Land:                                   09 Jul 1792    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when a grant was entered in his name for 50 acres.

Court:            __ Jul 1793-__ Dec 1830    Brunswick County, NC; when he was periodically appointed to serve on the county jury.

Court:                                11 Apr 1796    Brunswick County, NC; when he registered his ear mark for his cattle.

Land:                                 07 Mar 1798    on the Shallotte River, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 320 acres.26

Land:                                13 Aug 1801    on the Shallotte River, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 320 acres.

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Land:                                 22 Jun 1805    Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres of land on the north side of West Ash near the Waccamaw River.26

Census:                             __ ___ 1810    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 3 males 0-10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 3 females 0-10, 2 females 10-16, and female 16-26.26

Land:                                10 Aug 1816    on the north side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he purchased 75 acres.27

Land:                                 22 Dec 1817    on the south side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted 300 acres; he sold this land on 6 August 1818.27

Land:                                 01 Dec 1823    on Cherry Tree Branch of Bell Swamp, Town Creek, Brunswick, NC; when he bought 100 acres from John Raybourn.  He sold this same parcel on 17 August 1825.27

Census:                             __ ___ 1830    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male 60-70, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 50-60.27

Land:                                 12 Apr 1841    on the north side of Fall Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted 50 acres.27

Census:                             __ ___ 1850    Sarah (?) (b. circa 1772,          ); Lockwoods Folly District, Brunswick, NC; in the household of Frederick Arnold and his wife, Sarah.  Frederick was probably a son-in-law.28,27

Death:            between 1850 and 1859

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M         Matthew SELLERS23,1,29,21,7

Occupation:                       __ ___ ____    an attorney.

Birth:                                  __ ___ 1768    Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1763).30,31

Marriage:               before __ ___ 1790    (?) (?) (Mrs. Matthew Sellers)

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1790    Matthew SELLERS Jr.

Census:                             __ ___ 1790    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of himself and 1 female over 16.32

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1791    Ashbury H. SELLERS

Son:                                   __ ___ 1791    William Calvin SELLERS; Wilmington District, Brunswick County, NC.

Court:                                11 Apr 1796    Brunswick County, NC; when the court recorded his ear mark for his cattle.32

Land:                                 09 Jan 1797    on the northeast side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 50 acres from Benjamin Simmins.32

Political:                             __ ___ 1800    Brunswick County, NC; a justice of the peace.

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male 26-45, 1 male 1-10, 2 females 1-10, and 1 female 26-45.32

Land:                                 05 Nov 1801    on Wet Ash Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 400 acres from Benjamin Taylor.32

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Marriage:               before __ ___ 1803    (?) (?) (Mrs. Matthew Sellers)

Marriage:                           __ ___ 1803    Sara Jane WARD (b. 1783, d. 18 Jan 1848); Brunswick County, NC.

Land:                                 20 Dec 1803    on the north side of Willis Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he received a grant for 60 acres.32

Court:                                 __ Jan 1805    Brunswick County, NC; when he was appointed to the county jury.

Witness:                            22 Jun 1805    Land; Rev. Thomas SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres of land on the north side of West Ash near the Waccamaw River.26

Son:                                  30 Sep 1805    John SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.33

Court:                                __ Nov 1807    Brunswick County, NC; when he was made overseer of the New Britton road by the court.

Daughter:                          29 Apr 1808    Sarah SELLERS; (alternative birth date of 28 April 1807).34

Census:                             __ ___ 1810    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 1 male 1-10, 1 male 16-26, 2 females 1-10, 2 females 10-16, and 1 female 26-45.32

Court:                                 __ Jan 1810    Brunswick County, NC; when the court appointed him to superior court jury duty.

Son:                                   __ ___ 1811    Thomas M. SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.35

Court:                                 __ Jan 1811    Brunswick County, NC; when he was appointed justice of the peace, representing the Waccamaw District.

Son:                                  23 May 1812    Benjamin B. SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.33

Son:                                   09 Oct 1813    Julius S. SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Political:                              __ Jan 1814    Brunswick County, NC; a judge of the county court.

Son:                                   __ ___ 1815    Joseph William SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1825).36,37

Court:                                __ Apr 1815    Brunswick County, NC; when he was appointed tax collector for the Waccamaw District.

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1816    Emma Jane SELLERS; Wilmington District, Brunswick, NC.33

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1817    Elizabeth SELLERS; 33

Daughter:                          22 Apr 1822    Rebecca SELLERS

Son:                                   08 Apr 1823    Rufus Daniel SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; a twin.

Son:                                   08 Apr 1823    Wright C. SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC; a twin.

Political:                 before __ Aug 1824    Brunswick County, NC; on various juries.

Census:                             __ ___ 1830    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male 60-70, 3 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 0-5, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 30-40.38

Immigratn:       between 1831 and 1838    Pike County, AL.

Census:                             __ ___ 1840    Pike County, AL; with a household consisting of 1 males 70-80, 1 female 50-60 and 1 female 10-15.38

Death:                               12 Nov 1849    Pike County, AL.

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    Catalpa, Pike, AL.

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M         William Calvin SELLERS I23,21,39

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1770    Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1760).40,41

Son:                                   __ ___ ____    William Calvin SELLERS II; NC.

Milit:                in the Revolutionary War    at age 16.42

Census:                             __ ___ 1790    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male over 16, 3 males less than 16 and 4 females; William may have been looking out for his uncle's widow, Amelia Sellers and her children and was acting as head of household.43

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    Eleanor EDWARDS

Son:                                   __ ___ 1826    Nathaniel E. SELLERS; North Carolina or Georgia.44

Death:                       circa __ ___ 1860    NC.45

Son:                                                          Elisha H. SELLERS

Son:                                                          Cornelius SELLERS

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Family Group Sheet for Elisha Sellers and his third wife:

 

 

Subject:          Elisha SELLERS1,2,3,4

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Spouse:          Mary WILLETS23,21,7,7

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Mary WILLIS;  which is incorrectly given in some sources

Birth:              between 1755 and 1756    Brunswick County, NC; based on estimates from her marriage and the birth of her children; Samuel Willets is cited as her father as she was the daughter of one of Hope Willets Sr.'s sons and Hope Willets Jr. and Joseph B. Willets were both born too late (1740's) to be her father.  This leaves Samuel Willets, who was born about 1732.7

Father:             Samuel WILLETS (b. circa 1732,          )

Mother:            Ann LEONARD (b. circa 1735,          )

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M         John Bryant SELLERS21,4

Birth:                         after __ ___ 1781    Brunswick County, NC; as he was a minor (under 21) when his father wrote his will on 16 November 1801.46

Land:                                08 Aug 1800    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he received a grant of 100 acres from the state through his father's signature.16

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Death:                    before __ Apr 1813    Brunswick County, NC; as a minor under age as he was no longer living when his father's will was probated; the land he inherited from his father was sold to a Benjamin Sellers instead.47

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F          Mary Peoples SELLERS24,48,21,49,7

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Ann Peoples SELLERS

Birth:                                 22 Nov 1782    as referenced in "Mintz Families of the Old South" by A. Gregg Moore and Bob J. Vogels.50

Marriage:                           __ ___ ____    Henry David MINTZ (b. circa 1780,          )

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1798    Mary MINTZ; near Shallotte, Brunswick, NC.

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1806    Lydia MINTZ

Son:                                   __ ___ 1814    James W. MINTZ

Son:                                   __ ___ 1820    Bryant MINTZ

Son:                                   __ ___ 1827    Thomas MINTZ

Son:                                   __ ___ 1829    Daniel Kennon MINTZ

Census:                             __ ___ 1850    Henry David MINTZ (b. circa 1780,          ); Shallotte District, Brunswick, NC.51

Death:                                18 Mar 1863    Brunswick County, NC.7

Son:                                                          John MINTZ

Son:                                                          Samuel MINTZ

Daughter:                                                  Annie MINTZ

Daughter:                                                  Peggy MINTZ

Daughter:                                                  Jane MINTZ

Daughter:                                                  Hannah MINTZ

Son:                                                          William MINTZ

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M         Willets SELLERS1,52,53

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Willis;  an incorrect spelling of his mother's maiden name

Birth:                         circa __ ___ 1783    Brunswick County, NC.54

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

Witness:                            07 Mar 1798    Land; Rev. Thomas SELLERS; on the Shallotte River, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 320 acres.26

Census:                             __ ___ 1800    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male 16-26 and 1 female 16-26.55

Land:                                   28 Jul 1800    on the east side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted 100 acres with improvements.

Witness:                            16 Nov 1801    Will; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.17,18,19,20

Land:                                 08 Dec 1802    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he was granted an additional 100 acres adjoining his father's property.55

Land:                                01 Aug 1803    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres to Benjamin Sellers, possibly his brother.

Marriage:                           __ ___ 1805    Catherine (?); as mentioned in their son, Willis', bible where he cites his parents' names.

Court:                                 __ Jan 1805    Brunswick County, NC; when he was appointed to serve on the county jury.

Court:                                 27 Jan 1806    Brunswick County, NC; when he was licensed to sell spirituous liquors at his home.

Son:                                   27 Oct 1807    Rev. Willis Daniel SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.

Court:                                25 Apr 1808    Brunswick County, NC; when he was appointed constable of Waccamaw District.

Marr Cont:                         13 May 1808    Sarah THOMPSON; Brunswick County, NC.

Land:                                 25 Jun 1808    on the east side of Waccamaw, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 100 acres to Hugh Stanaland.

Land:                                   18 Jul 1808    on the east side of Waccamaw, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold an additional 100 acres to Jacob Stanaland.

Land:                                 20 Feb 1810    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 100 acres from John Clewes.

Land:                                   12 Jul 1810    Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 180 acres to Samuel Gause.

Witness:                           10 Aug 1816    Land; Rev. Thomas SELLERS; on the north side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he purchased 75 acres.27

Son:                          circa __ ___ 1818    Benjamin Griffin SELLERS; 56

Son-Can:        between 1825 and 1830    possibly Ashbury SELLERS; 56

Land:                                 19 Jan 1849    Brunswick County, NC; when he deed 50 acres to his son, Benjamin G. Sellers.56

Marriage:               before __ ___ 1850    Mary (?) (b. circa 1785,          )

Census:                             __ ___ 1850    Mary (?) (b. circa 1785,          ); Lockwoods Folly District, Brunswick County, NC.28

Death:            between 1850 and 1859

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F          Martha W. SELLERS21,57

Birth:              between 1783 and 1793    Brunswick County, NC.

Event-Misc:                       16 Nov 1801    not listed in her father's will.22

Marriage:                          04 Aug 1808    John PERKINS; Brunswick County, NC.7

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M         possibly Benjamin SELLERS58,21

Birth:                                  __ ___ 1786    Brunswick County, NC.

Milit:                         in the War of  1812    in the North Carolina militia.7

Death:                       after __ ___ 1835    although he is not listed in his father's will of 1801 and may not be Elisha Sellers' son.22

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M         Samuel Calvin SELLERS59,60,61,29,62,21,63,64

Birth:                                  17 Apr 1788    Brunswick County, NC; (alternative birth year of 1787).65,66,67

Event-Misc:                       16 Nov 1801    not listed in his father's will, although his name appears later when the will is proved.22

Marriage:                             31 Jul 1806    Sarah STANALAND (b. 04 Aug 1786, d. 17 Jul 1867); Brunswick County, NC; (alternative marriage date of 19 December 1806).68,69,70,71

Son:                                  04 Aug 1807    Elisha Hugh SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.72

Court:                                 __ Oct 1808    Brunswick County, NC; when he was appointed constable of the Waccamaw District for a 2 year term.

Son:                                   09 Feb 1809    Samuel Joseph SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.7,72

Land:                                 01 Jun 1810    on the east side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 100 acres from Christopher Bassford.73

Daughter:                          02 Nov 1810    Sarah Margaret SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.7,72

Son:                                  05 May 1812    Calvin King SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.7,74,75,76

Witness:                            __ Apr 1813    Will-Prove; Elisha SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.10

Son:                                  29 Sep 1813    Luther Rice SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.77,72,78

Tax List:                            __ ___ 1815    Brunswick County, NC; in the Waccamaw District near Caw Caw Swamp.

Son:                                   17 Feb 1815    Joseph Cornelius SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.72,79,80

Son:                                   27 Apr 1816    Hosea Pickett SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.72

Daughter:                          12 Mar 1818    Hannah SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.81,82,83

Land:                                 17 Sep 1818    on the east side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, NC; when he bought 50 additional acres from Samuel Clewis.

Son:                                  08 Sep 1819    Nathaniel SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.84,85,86,87

Son:                                   15 Jan 1822    Gammelial SELLERS; Brunswick County, NC.72,1,88

Daughter:                            23 Jul 1823    Elizabeth F. SELLERS; NC.75,72

Daughter:                          13 May 1825    Louisa SELLERS; NC.72

Daughter:                           14 Jan 1827    Mary H. SELLERS; NC; (alternative birth year of 1826).89,90,91

Daughter:                          16 Dec 1828    Rebecca Jane SELLERS; NC; (alternative birth year of 1827).92,93

Census:                             __ ___ 1830    Brunswick County, NC; with a household consisting of 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 3 males 15-20, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 3 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 20-30 and 1 female 40-50.94

Daughter:                          24 Sep 1830    Harriet Caroline SELLERS; NC.72,95,96,97

Land:                                01 Aug 1834    Brunswick County, NC; when he sold 130 acres of his land.

Immigratn:                          29 Jan 1835    Sarah STANALAND (b. 04 Aug 1786, d. 17 Jul 1867); Three Notch Road, Missouri Beat, Pike, AL; taking four weeks by ox wagon to arrive from Brunswick County, North Carolina to this land 25 miles north of Troy, Alabama, which is located today at the intersection of Bullock County routes 19 and 8.33

Religion:                             __ ___ ____    the Friendship Church, near Perote, Pike, AL; a member of a Primitive Baptist church.

Census:                             __ ___ 1840    Pike County, AL.94

Land:                                24 Aug 1842    Gammelial SELLERS (b. 15 Jan 1822, d. 15 Apr 1882); Pike County, AL; when Samuel Calvin SELLERS sold 80 acres of land to his son, Gammelial SELLERS, for $100.98

Land:                                24 Aug 1842    Joseph Cornelius SELLERS (b. 17 Feb 1815, d. 25 Mar 1871); Pike County, AL; when Samuel Calvin SELLERS sold 170 acres of land to his son, Joseph Cornelius SELLERS, for $100.99

Land:                                24 Aug 1842    Hosea Pickett SELLERS (b. 27 Apr 1816, d. 21 Jan 1902); Pike County, AL; when Samuel Calvin SELLERS, sold 160 acres of land to his son, Hosea Pickett SELLERS, for $100.100

Land:                                 12 Dec 1842    Gammelial SELLERS (b. 15 Jan 1822, d. 15 Apr 1882); Pike County, AL; when Samuel Calvin SELLERS gave his son, Gammelial SELLERS, negroes, horses, cattle, tools, and other property.  On 25 March 1853, Gammelial SELLERS relinquished his rights to the named property and the relinquishment was recorded on 16 September 1857.  The reason for these papers remains a mystery.101

Occupation:   between 1846 and 1850    Missouri Beat, Pike County, AL; a postmaster, establishing the first post office.

Occupation:                       __ ___ 1850    Pike County, AL; a farmer.102

Census:                             __ ___ 1850    Sarah STANALAND (b. 04 Aug 1786, d. 17 Jul 1867); Pike County, AL.103

Will:                                   16 Dec 1854    Pike County, AL.104,105

Death:                                 11 Jul 1857    Missouri Beat, Pike, AL.106,107,108,109

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    the Sellers Family Cemetery on Bullock County Road 19, Inverness, Bullock, AL; listed on Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1976 with a marker installed in 2000.110,111,112,33

Will-Prove:                         09 Sep 1857    Pike County, AL.113

Letter Adm:                       15 Dec 1858    Pike County, AL.114

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Endnotes

 

 

1. 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.

 

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

 

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), pages 40, 69.

 

4. 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, pages 13, 31.

 

5. 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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6. 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 also cites his birth year as 1744.

 

7. J. Thomas Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets and Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033, November 1998-January 2000.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

14. 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, page 8.

 

15. 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.

 

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

 

17. 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.

 

18. 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

22. Will of Elisha Sellers, County Courthouse, Bolivia, North Carolina.

 

23. Sellers Family Records in the Mormon International Genealogical Index, before 1985-1986, submitted by Etta Vines Sellers, 3301 Ave Q, Birmingham, Alabama 35208.

 

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

 

25. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 45.

 

26. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 45.

 

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

 

28. 1850 Federal Census Record for Brunswick County, North Carolina.

 

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

 

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

 

31. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, which cites a birth year of 1768.

 

32. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 33.

 

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

 

34. Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36867 , which cites a birth date of 28 April 1807.

 

35. Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36867 , for county of birth.

 

36. Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36867 , which gives the birth county and year as 1815.

 

37. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, which cites his birth year as 1825.

 

38. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 34.

 

39. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 38-39.

 

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

 

41. 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.

 

42. Bill O'Neal, Letters on the Crauswell Family, 73 Surrey Trail, Rome, GA. 30161, January 1999, who sent the information from someone else.

 

43. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 38.

 

44. Cynthia Sims Kirkland, Letters on the Sims and Sellers Families, unknown author address, 1998.

 

45. Brant and Fuller, Memorial Record of Alabama, which states he died in 1860 at age 100.

 

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

 

47. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 31-32.

 

48. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 8, 94-96.

 

49. Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36867 , who forwarded an e-mail from Dorothy Stanaland, a direct descendant of Mary Peoples Sellers with her name given that way rather than Ann Peoples Sellers.

 

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

 

51. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, which refers to this census data.

 

52. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 40.

 

53. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, page 269.

 

54. 1850 Federal Census for Brunswick Co., NC., on which he is age 67.

 

55. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 40.

 

56. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 41.

 

57. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , cites her middle initial.

 

58. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 42 listed as possible son of Elisha Sellers with much information on a Benjamin Sellers given.

 

59. Bible of George Strother Gravlee (given to G.S. Gravlee by his father on 25 December 1919): (Gaines Eugene Gravlee is the current custodian of the bible), circa 1891.

 

60. Family Group Record LDS website.

 

61. Mrs. George J. Smith, Our Community Fond Memories, Including a sketch by Ernest E. Sellers on the Sellers family (Hueytown, Alabama: Albert Printing Company, n.d.), page 399.

 

62. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 99.

 

63. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 35-36.

 

64. 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 his parents as Elisha and Mary Sellers.

 

65. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites a birth date of 17 April 1788.

 

66. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County, Alabama, which gives his age as 63, calculating a birth year of 1787.

 

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

 

68. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, page 11, which cites a marriage date of 31 July 1806.

 

69. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites a marriage date of 31 July 1806.

 

70. 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 North Carolina Marriages to 1825.

 

71. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, which cites a marriage date of 19 December 1806 and references Brunswick County marriage records.

 

72. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers.

 

73. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 35.

 

74. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County, Georgia, age 38, p.223, dwelling & family 1196.

 

75. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, p.98.

 

76. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites the 5 May 1812 birth date.

 

77. Bible of Luther Rice Sellers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: William M'Carty, 1843, (Mrs. Janet Friday of Birmingham Alabama is the current custodian of this bible).

 

78. Gravestone For This Person.

 

79. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, which cites birth date as 17 February 1815.

 

80. Bible of Cornelius Walton Sellers Sr..

 

81. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , which cites a 12 March 1818 birth date.

 

82. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, page 11, which references Samuel Calvin Sellers' Bible, but types incorrectly the birth date as 12 September 1818.

 

83. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites a birth date of 12 March 1818.

 

84. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd., Decatur, GA. 30033 , which cites a birth date of 18 September 1819.

 

85. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which references a birth date of 8 September 1819.

 

86. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 36, which cites birth date as 8 September 1819.

 

87. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, which cites a birth date of 8 September 1819.

 

88. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 98.

 

89. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, which refers to Samuel Calvin Sellers' Bible on page 11.

 

90. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which references a birth year of 1827.

 

91. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 98, which cites a birth year of 1826.

 

92. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, which refers to Samuel Calvin Sellers' Bible, but incorrectly types 16 December 1829.

 

93. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites a birth year of 1828.

 

94. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 36.

 

95. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which gives her age as 19.

 

96. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 98 gives her birth date as 24 September 1830.

 

97. Green, Letters on the Sellers Family, 3494 Camino Tassajara Road, #237, Danville, California 94506 , which refers to a bible page (Samuel Calvin Sellers' Bible?) from Wes Edwards.

 

98. Henry G. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561, 1987, which refers to Deed Book C, page 149.

 

99. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 , which refers to Deed Book C, page 168.

 

100. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 , which refers to Deed Book C, page 169.

 

101. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 , which refers to Deed Book C, page 148.

 

102. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., GA., p.223, dwelling & family 1195.

 

103. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., page 223, dwelling and family 1195.

 

104. Will of Samuel Calvin Sellers,  pages 155-158 in courthouse will book, in Will Book A, page 155.

 

105. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 99-100, which includes a copy of the will.

 

106. Bible of Cornelius Walton Sellers Sr., which cites a 11 July 1857 death date.

 

107. Suzie K. Senn, Newspapers of Pike County, Alabama, 1855-1861 (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.), which cites a death date of 11 July 1857 on page 92 referring to issue 29 July 1857.

 

108. Sellers Family Records in the Mormon International Genealogical Index, which incorrectly cites he died 12 August 1857.

 

109. National Society of DAR; Application for Elisha Sellers #0769174-A801 and #430738, which incorrectly cites a 12 July 1857 death date.

 

110. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road, Willmington, NC. 28405, page 11.

 

111. Anonymous, "Sellers Family Cemetery," Alabama Historical Quarterly, Fall 1958 issue, page 481.

 

112. Samuel Sellers Cemetery Added to Alabama Register of Landmarks, (Union Springs, Alabama: Union Springs Herald, 16 December 1976), page 12, with directions as follows: turn southwest 2.2 miles onto Bullock County Road 19 off U.S. Highway 29 at Blues Old Stand, which is north of Perote; continue on Road 19 further 1.2 miles toward  Sellers Crossroad.  The cemetery is enclosed with an area 102 feet x 57 feet by a fence [about 75 yards back from the north side of the road].

 

113. Will of Samuel Calvin Sellers, pages 155-158 in courthouse will book.

 

114. Senn, Newspaper of Pike Co., AL., page 180 referring to issue 15 December 1858.