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Family Group Sheet

 

 

Subject:          Luther Rice SELLERS1,2,3,4,5

Occupation:                       __ ___ ____    a teacher.

Birth:                                 29 Sep 1813    Brunswick County, NC.6,7,8

Immigratn:                          29 Jan 1835    (w); Samuel Calvin SELLERS and Sarah STANALAND; 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 8.9

Milit:                between 1836 and 1837    AL; in the Creek Indian War in Captain Darby's Company of Alabama volunteers; he received a pension under certificate #2099 for his service.10,11,12

Occupation:   between 1850 and 1860    Pike County, AL; a farmer.13,14

Witness:                            16 Dec 1854    Will; Samuel Calvin SELLERS; Pike County, AL.15,16

Witness:                   after 06 Sep 1861    Est Invent; Elijah CRAUSWELL; Pike County, AL.

Land:                                 __ Oct 1867    West Sayre, Jefferson, AL; when he purchased 40 acres of land; he gradually acquired more land and expanded his acreage.

Witness:                            04 Feb 1868    Event-Misc; Calvin King SELLERS; Limestone County, TX; wrote a letter to his brother, Luther, in Eutaw, Alabama.  This letter describes the land in Texas, states that he doesn't like the black dirt and that people are lazy.  He also tells about some of the customs of the area, such as church goers taking their 6 shooters buckled to them to church, and he says the herding of stock is the worse occupation next to stealing.  There is a P.S. to the letter dated 11 February, 1868, where he criticizes the local Baptist church and its preacher.17

Land:                                 02 Sep 1868    Samuel Joseph SELLERS (b. 09 Feb 1809, d. 21 Apr 1887); Pike County, AL; when the brothers sold their land to H. H. Hodges in preparation for their move to Jefferson County, Alabama.18

Immigratn:                          __ Oct 1868    West Sayre, Jefferson County, AL; where he and his sons cleared land, built a log cabin and planted a crop.  He returned to Pike County and got his wife and daughters.

Residence:                        __ Feb 1893    Bryan Station, Jefferson, AL.19

Milit:                                   11 Feb 1893    filed for a military pension based on his service in the Creek Indian War.12

Death:                                21 Jan 1898    Dora or Horse Creek, Walker, AL; (alternative death year of 1897).20,8

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    the Sellers Cemetery near Canaan Church on the Bryan Road, near Sumiton, Walker, AL.8

Milit:                                   __ ___ ____    Some sources say he was in the Indian Wars of 1898, but this would seem unlikely if he died in January 1898.

Father:             Samuel Calvin SELLERS (b. 17 Apr 1788, d. 11 Jul 1857)

Mother:            Sarah STANALAND (b. 04 Aug 1786, d. 17 Jul 1867)

Marriage:                             02 Jul 1840    Pike County, AL.6,21,22

Census:         12 Jul 1850-31 Dec 1850    Pike County, AL.23

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    Perote, Pike, AL.24

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Spouse:          Margaret CRAUSWELL1,2,4,25

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Margarett CRASWELL26

Birth:                                  04 Apr 1824    Linwood, Pike, AL; (alternative birth place of South Carolina).6,8,27,28,29,30

Death:                                16 Feb 1889    Dora, Walker, AL.6

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    the Sellers Cemetery near Canaan Church on the Bryan Road, near Sumiton, Walker, AL.8

Father:             Elijah CRAUSWELL (b. 22 Aug 1795, d. 06 Sep 1861)

Mother:            Elizabeth Nancy SMITH (b. 20 May 1800, d. 09 Oct 1848)

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F          Mary Adaline SELLERS

Birth:                                 31 May 1841    Perote, Bullock, AL.6,31

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ 1850    Adaline

Census:         12 Jul 1850-31 Dec 1850    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Pike County, AL.23

Death:                                03 Jun 1858    Perote, Bullock, AL; of typhoid fever.4,6

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M         William Preston SELLERS4

Birth:                                 27 Dec 1843    Perote, Bullock, AL.6

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ 1850    Preston

Census:         12 Jul 1850-31 Dec 1850    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Pike County, AL.23

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Milit-Beg:                            11 Mar 1862    Perote, Pike, AL; with Company L (Perote Sharpshooters), 15th regiment of the Alabama infantry.32

Event-Misc:                        20 Jan 1863    90 miles from Lynchburg on the Tennessee Railroad, Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, unknown county, VA; wrote a letter to his parents while he was serving in the Confederate States Army.  The letter speaks of conditions at the hospital there, his lodgings, the smallpox problems and the fact he would not be able to get a furlough.17

Milit-End:                              __ Jul 1863    when he was captured on the 6th day of July 1863, the 2nd day of fighting at Gettysburg, and imprisoned first at Fort McHenry, Maryland and then transferred to Fort Delaware.33

Death:                                12 Mar 1864    Fort Delaware on Peapatch Island, New Castle, DE; of chronic diarrhea and as a prisoner of war.6

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    Point Lookout, Saint Marys, MD.

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F          Sarah Elizabeth SELLERS4

Birth:                                  12 Jan 1846    Perote, Bullock, AL.6,34,35

Census:         12 Jul 1850-31 Dec 1850    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Pike County, AL.23

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Marriage:                           26 Sep 1870    Ephraim ROBBINS

Child:                                 18 Sep ____    William W. ROBBINS

Residence:     between 1900 and 1910    Ephraim ROBBINS; Jackson Parish, LA.36

Census:                             __ ___ 1910    Ephraim ROBBINS; Jackson Parish, LA.37

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    LA.

Num Child:                         __ ___ ____    Ephraim ROBBINS; 4 other children besides those listed.

Daughter:                                                  Sarah ROBBINS

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F          Louisa Pallistine SELLERS38,39

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Louiza Pallistine SELLERS40

Birth:                                  31 Jan 1848    Perote, Bullock, AL.6,41

Name-Var:                         __ ___ 1850    Sarah

Census:         12 Jul 1850-31 Dec 1850    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Pike County, AL.23

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Marriage:                           13 Oct 1870    Thomas Taylor FOSTER (b. 27 Sep 1849,          )

Daughter:                          15 Dec 1872    Sara Frances FOSTER; Jefferson County, AL.38

Immigratn:                          __ ___ 1882    Thomas Taylor FOSTER (b. 27 Sep 1849,          ); Jackson Parish, LA; on one of the first passenger trains to ever come to Ruston, Louisiana and then they made the trip to the parish (county) on covered wagons pulled by oxen.38

Death:                                22 Oct 1901    Jackson Parish, LA.6

Son:                                                          Luther Amasiah FOSTER

Son:                                                          John Thomas FOSTER

Son:                                                          Adolphus FOSTER

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M         John Walton SELLERS42,43

Descriptn:                          __ ___ ____    "a quiet old fellow that had a rather large frame for man, cause he lived by hard work from daylight to dark", by his grandson, Clarence Gravlee.  Clarence also said that when his grandfather could no longer run the plow with it hitched to the 2 horses, "why he figured life wasn't worth living any more."  John was a very self-sufficient individual, very frugal and his farm was quite prosperous.  He also smoke a corn cob pipe.44

Birth:                                 11 May 1850    Perote, Pike (now Bullock), AL; (alternative birth date of 8 May 1850).45,46,6,8,47,48,49,50

Census:         12 Jul 1850-31 Dec 1850    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Pike County, AL.23

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Milit:                                   __ ___ ____    as a private in Company G, 7th Regiment, Alabama Infantry.51

Immigratn:                          __ Oct 1868    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS; West Sayre, Jefferson County, AL; where he and his sons cleared land, built a log cabin and planted a crop.  He returned to Pike County and got his wife and daughters.

Land:                                 __ ___ ____    Jefferson County, AL; when he bought some 600 acres of land, which was very productive and self contained with a cotton gin, saw mill, grist mill, barns, blacksmith shop, 2 smoke houses and whatever farm machinery could be obtained at the time.  He had bees out back of the smoke houses.  He was the first man in the community to have a tractor; it was a Ford model.  He even had a garage for his Model  T Ford touring car.  The garage was across the road directly in front of the house.  He never learned to drive, but would get one of his sons or grandsons to drive for him.  When he first married his wife, Missiniah, they built a log house, but eventually built a two-story frame house in the front of the log house.  The log house was then used to keep dried fruits, canned fruits or anything else raised on the farm that could be preserved.  His grandson, Clarence Gravlee, can remember being bathed as a little boy in a wash basin on the porch by his grandmother, Missiniah.  In 1997, family members still resided in the frame house.52,44

Marriage:                           23 Jan 1872    Missiniah Ellen WILSON (b. 28 Dec 1845, d. 28 Apr 1915); the Ruhama Baptist Church, Birmingham, Jefferson, AL; by the Rev. A. J. Waldrop.46,53

Son:                                  04 Nov 1872    Ira Jackson SELLERS Sr. M.D.; Dora, Walker, AL; (alternative birth year of 1873).46,54

Son:                                  14 Dec 1873    John Smith SELLERS Sr.; Dora, Walker, AL; (alternative birth year of 1874 and alternative birth place of Littleton, Alabama).46,55

Son:                                   28 Feb 1875    Henry Graham SELLERS M.D.; Jefferson County (northwest part), AL.46,8,56,57,58

Son:                                   23 Feb 1877    Samuel Luther SELLERS; Jefferson County, AL.46,8

Son:                                  08 May 1879    David Melvin SELLERS; Dora, Walker, AL.46,59

Census:                             23 Jun 1880    Missiniah Ellen WILSON (b. 28 Dec 1845, d. 28 Apr 1915); Jefferson County, AL.60

Daughter:                          25 Dec 1880    Cora Almetia SELLERS; Dora, Walker, AL.61,47

Son:                                  01 Sep 1882    Perry Walton SELLERS; Jefferson County, AL.46,62,63,8

Daughter:                           31 Oct 1884    Bertie Alma SELLERS; Dora, Walker, AL; (alternative birth year of 1885).46,64,65

Son:                                   26 Apr 1887    Other Marcus SELLERS; Jefferson County, AL.46,47

Daughter:                            15 Jul 1889    Ada Elizabeth SELLERS; Bethel Community, Jefferson, AL; (the Bethel Community was around a church for which her father, John Walton Sellers, contributed the land).66,46,8,67,68,69,70,71,72

Census:                             19 Jun 1900    Missiniah Ellen WILSON (b. 28 Dec 1845, d. 28 Apr 1915); Bryan Road, Jefferson County, AL.73

Occupation:                       __ ___ ____    Robbins Beat Township, Jefferson, AL; a farmer working on his own accord.  He had been in farming since he was nine years old, so when he died in 1929, he had made 70 crops.52

Census:                             28 Apr 1910    Missiniah Ellen WILSON (b. 28 Dec 1845, d. 28 Apr 1915); Robbins Beat Township, Jefferson, AL.74

Marriage:                           22 Nov 1916    Martha M. JENKINS (b. circa 1876,          ); by M. L. Vanderver.46

Census:                             13 Jan 1920    Martha M. JENKINS (b. circa 1876,          ); Bryan Road, Jefferson County, AL.75

Death:                               10 Aug 1929    Rural Route 1 (at home), Quinton, Jefferson County, AL; of abscess of lung and pneumonia.  His son, Ira, placed a silver dollar on each of his eyelids to keep them closed in the casket.8,76,77,78,79,80,52

Burial:                               11 Aug 1929    the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Bethel Community, Jefferson, AL.8,81

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M         Asa Thomas SELLERS82

Occupation:                       __ ___ ____    a farmer, who owned his own farm.

Religion:                             __ ___ ____    a Baptist.

Birth:                                 08 May 1852    Linwood, Perote, Bullock, AL; (birthdate reversed in Mormon records).6,83

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Marriage:                           09 Nov 1871    Mary Jane WILSON (b. 28 Jun 1844, d. 12 Mar 1899); Jefferson County, AL; by A.J. Waldrop (alternative marriage date of 10 October 1871, which may be a bond date instead).84,85,86

Son:                                   __ ___ 1872    William Preston SELLERS

Son:                                   __ ___ 1874    Nathaniel Edward SELLERS

Daughter:                          28 Mar 1875    Ida SELLERS; Jefferson County, AL.

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1878    Alta SELLERS; (alternative birth date of 22 May 1876 or 1877).87,88,89

Census:                             __ ___ 1880    Mary Jane WILSON (b. 28 Jun 1844, d. 12 Mar 1899); Township 15, Range 4 West, Jefferson, AL.90

Daughter:                          12 Dec 1883    Asa Estella SELLERS; Jefferson County, AL.

Daughter:                          19 Dec 1891    Erie Wilson SELLERS; Jefferson County, AL.91

Marriage:                           __ ___ 1900    Mary Paralla (?) (b. circa 1862,          ); as they had been married 10 years on the 1910 census.92

Census:                             __ ___ 1910    Mary Paralla (?) (b. circa 1862,          ); Walker County Road, Robbins Precinct #6, Jefferson, AL.93

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ 1920    Asey

Census:                             16 Jan 1920    Mary Paralla (?) (b. circa 1862,          ); Quinton Road, Precinct #6, Jefferson, AL.94

Death:                                16 Oct 1926    Jefferson County, AL; (alternative death date of 10 October 1926).95,96

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    the Union Grove Cemetery, Jefferson County, AL.

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F          Nancy Rebecca SELLERS97,98,98

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Mary Rebecca SELLERS

Name-Nick:                        __ ___ ____    Rebecca6

Birth:                                  06 Jun 1854    Perote, Bullock, AL.6

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Marriage:                          06 Aug 1870    John S. WILSON (b. 1850,          ); Jefferson County, AL.

Son:                                   19 Oct 1873    John Hosea WILSON; 99

Son:                                   16 Apr 1879    Asa Millard WILSON; Jefferson County, AL.98

Son:                                   08 Feb 1882    Rufus Chester WILSON; 98

Son:                                   17 Jan 1885    Ruell Edmond WILSON; 98

Death:                                27 Apr 1885    6

Son:                                                          Henry WILSON

Daughter:                                                  Emma Lou WILSON

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M         Ely Gilbert SELLERS

Birth:                                 21 Dec 1856    Perote, Bullock, AL.6

Death:                               13 Sep 1857    AL.6

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F          Ellen Lavona SELLERS38

Birth:                                  09 Oct 1858    Perote, Bullock, AL; (birthdate is reversed in Mormon records).6,2

Census:                            18 Sep 1860    (w); Luther Rice SELLERS and Margaret CRAUSWELL; Perote, Pike, AL.24

Marriage:                          20 Aug 1874    James Harvey WASHBURN (b. 21 Apr 1853, d. 22 Aug 1882-28 Aug 1882); the bride's home, Jefferson County, AL.100,101

Daughter:                          __ ___ 1875    Mary Ada WASHBURN; Quinton, Jefferson, AL.102

Daughter:                          29 Sep 1877    Emma Leona WASHBURN; Quinton, Jefferson, AL.102,38

Daughter:                          __ Feb 1880    Nola Cornelia WASHBURN; Quinton, Jefferson, AL.102

Marriage:                           26 Mar 1884    John Hosea GOODWIN (b. 03 Jan 1862, d. 10 Apr 1930); near Birmingham, Jefferson, AL.103

Daughter:                          26 Feb 1885    Dallas Alma GOODWIN; Jefferson County, AL.102

Son:                                    08 Jul 1886    Samuel Luther GOODWIN; Jackson Parish, LA; (alternative birth date of 8 July 1887).104,105

Son:                                   29 Jun 1890    William Grady GOODWIN; Jackson Parish, LA.102

Daughter:                          11 Dec 1893    Nannie Louisa GOODWIN; Chatham, Jackson, LA.102

Son:                                   04 Feb 1897    Ivy Daniel GOODWIN; Jackson Parish, LA.102

Son:                                  19 Sep 1899    Orvin Gordie GOODWIN Sr.; Jackson Parish, LA.102

Death:                               08 Nov 1910    Jackson Parish, LA.102,6

Burial:                                __ ___ ____    the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery, near Jonesboro, Jackson, LA.38

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F          Emma Elafore SELLERS

Name-Var:                         __ ___ ____    Emor Elafare SELLERS6

Birth:                                  22 Apr 1863    Perote, Bullock, AL.106

Marriage:                           22 Mar 1885    Timothy ROLLO (b. 22 May 1861, d. 26 Mar 1936)6

Residence:     between 1900 and 1910    Jackson Parish, LA.107

Death:                                18 Feb 1933    LA.

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Printed on: 06 Nov 2008                 

 

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Endnotes

 

 

1. 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.

 

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

 

3. 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, page 36.

 

4. 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).

 

5. Dorothy Stanaland Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, an Early Settler of Pike County, Alabama (Montgomery, Alabama: Brown Printing Company, 1974, reprinted 1986), page 98.

 

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

 

7. 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).

 

8. Gravestone For This Person.

 

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

 

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

 

11. Louise Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell and Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210, 1998, which includes a copy of the record of his last pension payment to 4 November 1897 due to death and copies of his pension application papers.

 

12. Military Pension Application #2654 for Luther Rice Sellers for service in the 1836 Creek Indian War, 1893 Pike County, Alabama.

 

13. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County, Alabama.

 

14. 1860 Federal Census Record for Pike County, Alabama.

 

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

 

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

 

17. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which includes a copy of this letter.

 

18. Henry G. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561, 1987, which refers to Deed Book N, page 257 and Mortgage Book D, pages 182-183.

 

19. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which includes a copy of his pension application stating his place of residence.

 

20. Bible of Luther Rice Sellers, which cites a 21 January 1898 death date.

 

21. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which includes his pension papers in which he states he was married in Pike County.

 

22. Bible of the Crauswell and Wood Families (New Testament Edition; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Jesper Harding & Son, 1858, listed twice on two pages.

 

23. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., page 249.

 

24. 1860 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., page 382, dwelling 1409, family 1437.

 

25. Family Group Sheets on the Crauswell Family, 1988, Henry G. Sellers, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561.

 

26. Bible of the Crauswell and Wood Families.

 

27. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County, Georgia, on which she is age 26.

 

28. 1860 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which gives her birth place as South Carolina.

 

29. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which cites her birth place as South Carolina.

 

30. Bible of the Crauswell and Wood Families, which is hard to read, so last digit is not clear.

 

31. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which gives her age as 10.

 

32. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which includes a copy of his enlistment papers.

 

33. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which includes a copy of his prisoner of war reports.

 

34. 1860 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which incorrectly gives her age as 16; it should be 14.

 

35. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which gives her age as 5.

 

36. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which says they appear on the 1900 or 1910 census for this county.

 

37. 1910 Federal Census Record for Jackson Parish, Louisiana, enumeration 57/67, sheet 12.

 

38. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210.

 

39. _________, Jackson Parish [Louisiana] (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.), page 299.

 

40. Bible of Luther Rice Sellers, under birth, but Louisa under death.

 

41. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which gives her age as 3.

 

42. Family Group Record from FamilySearch.Org on the LDS website, which includes their Ancestral File database, Various dates, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

43. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, p.286-299.

 

44. Julia Rudisill Gravlee and G. Clarence Gravlee Memories, as recorded on cassette tapes and transcribed later by Diane Druin Gravlee, June 1985, Clarence and Julia Gravlee, Sacramento, California.

 

45. Bible of William Gravlee (Gaines Eugene Gravlee is the current custodian of this bible), which gives his birth date as May 8, 1850.

 

46. Bible of John Walton Sellers, Jones Brothers, circa 1870, (Mrs. Janet Friday of Birmingham Alabama is the current custodian of this bible).

 

47. 1900 Federal Census Record for Jefferson County, Alabama.

 

48. 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, cited birth as 8 May 1850.

 

49. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., which gives his age as 2 months.

 

50. Death Certificate for John Walton Sellers, 10 August 1929, which incorrectly cites a birth date 7 November 1850, State of Alabama, County of Jefferson.

 

51. National Archives Civil War Records on Microfilm, various dates, Microfilm 374, Roll 40.

 

52. Gaines Pendleton Gravlee Sr., Family Chronicles: Perspective of Gaines Pendleton Gaines [Sr.] (Huntsville, Alabama: Gravlee, March 1997).

 

53. Marriage Record for John Walton Sellers and Missiniah Ellen Wilson, 23 January 1872, on which the day is hard to read--looks like 13 in two places but is clearly 23 in another, State of Alabama, County of Jefferson.

 

54. 1920 Federal Census Record for Jefferson County, Alabama, which gives his age as 46, calculating a birth year of 1873.

 

55. 1910 Federal Census Record for Jefferson County, Alabama, on which he is age 35, calculating a birth year of 1874 since the census was taken in May 1910.

 

56. 1920 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., which gives his age as 45, calculating a birth year of 1874, which appears to be incorrect based on bible, 1900 census and gravestone.

 

57. 1900 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., which gives his age as 25.

 

58. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561.

 

59. 1910 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., on which he is age 31, but was actually 2 days shy of his 31st birthday.

 

60. 1880 Federal Census Record for Jefferson County, Alabama, volume 14, enumeration 173, sheet 1, line 1, range 4 west, township 15.

 

61. Bible of John Walton Sellers, '.

 

62. 1920 Federal Census Record for Etowah County, Alabama, which cites his age as 36, calculating a birth year of 1883, which is incorrect based on bible, 1900 census and gravestone.

 

63. 1900 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., which gives his birth date as September 1882.

 

64. 1910 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., on which she is age 24, calculating a birth year of 1885 since the census was taken in May 1910.

 

65. 1900 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., on which she is age 15 and it gives a birth date of October 1884.

 

66. Bible of William Gravlee, which gives a birth date as 7, 15, 1889.

 

67. 1910 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., which cites her age as 25, calculating a birth year of 1885; this contradicts all other sources.

 

68. 1920 Federal Census Record for Winston County, Alabama, which gives her age as 30, making the 1889 year correct.

 

69. 1900 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., which gives her birth date as July 1889, with an age of 11.

 

70. Bible of George Strother Gravlee.

 

71. Gaines Gravlee Sr., Letters on the Gravlee Family and Biographies Written about His Brothers, Gray and Walton Gravlee, (now deceased), 1985-1999, which included the information about Bethel Community.

 

72. Mabel Gravlee Miller's Five Year Diary, 1945-1949, Mabel Gravlee Miller, Walker County, Alabama, in the custody of her daughter, Marie Miller Pannell in 2002, which records: "Mama's birthday" on 15 July 1947.

 

73. 1900 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., volume 29, enumeration 89, sheet 11, line 27, precinct 6

.

 

74. 1910 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., volume 52, enumeration 38, sheet 9, line 4, dwelling 158, family 161.

 

75. 1920 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., volume 39, enumeration 9, sheet 9, line 19.

 

76. Bill O'Neal, Letters on the Crauswell Family, 73 Surrey Trail, Rome, GA. 30161, January 1999, which incorrectly gives 24th as death day.

 

77. Death Certificate for John Walton Sellers, which gives the correct death date of 10 August 1929.

 

78. Bible of George Strother Gravlee, which cites the death date of 16 August 1929, but could be 10 August 1929 if hard to read (researcher has a slide photo of this bible page).

 

79. Gravlee Sr., Letters on the Gravlee Family & Biographies About His Brothers, (now deceased) , in Biography of Walton Jackson Gravlee, which gives death date of 10 August 1929.

 

80. Descendants of John Crauswell, December 1998, compiled by Bill O'Neal, 73 Surrey Trail, Rome, Georgia 30161, died in August.

 

81. Death Certificate for John Walton Sellers.

 

82. William Phillips Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, unknown author address.

 

83. Joyce Farris, Letters on the Wilson Family, 506 LaSalle Street, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661, December 2002.

 

84. Farris, Letters on the Wilson Family, 506 LaSalle Street, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661 , which cites the 10 October 1871 date.

 

85. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which gives the marriage date of 10 October 1871.

 

86. Alabama Marriage Record Index 1818-1941, 1818-1941, Volume 7, page 54, which cites the 9 November 1871 date; it is interesting to note that the Alabama Marriage Index for 1800-1900 on CD#248 cites the 10 October 1871 date; one may be the bond date and the other the marriage date, State Archives, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

87. Farris, Letters on the Wilson Family, 506 LaSalle Street, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661 , which cites the  22 May 1876 birth date.

 

88. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which cites the 1878 birth year.

 

89. 1900 Federal Census Record for Lamar County, Alabama, which cites a May 1877 birth date.

 

90. 1880 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., page 349.

 

91. Farris, Letters on the Wilson Family, 506 LaSalle Street, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661 , which cites the birth place.

 

92. 1910 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL.

 

93. 1910 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., page 154B, enumeration 38, sheet 11.

 

94. 1920 Federal Census for Jefferson Co., AL., volume 39, enumeration 9, sheet 11, line 31.

 

95. Phillips Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, unknown author address , which cites a death date of 10 October 1926, which might be a typo.

 

96. Farris, Letters on the Wilson Family, 506 LaSalle Street, Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661 , which refers to his death certificate #23459 from the Alabama Death Index, Volume 47, Roll 2, which only cited the date as October 1926.

 

97. 1860 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., referenced as Nancy R.

 

98. Ann Wilson Mathis, Letters on the Wilson and Sellers Families, Including Family Group Sheets Submitted to LDS Ancestry File and Information From Emmett Austin, 117 Cherry Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35213, 1996.

 

99. Emrice D. Wilson, Letters on the Wilson Family, unknown author address, 2000.

 

100. Descendants of John Crauswell, which incorrectly gives a marriage date of 28 August 1875.

 

101. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which supplied a copy of the marriage certificate giving the date as 20 August 1874.

 

102. Descendants of John Crauswell.

 

103. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which includes a copy of the marriage license.

 

104. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which cites a birth date of 8 July 1887 and 8 July 1886 in two separate places.

 

105. Descendants of John Crauswell, which cites a birth date of 8 July 1886.

 

106. Bible of Luther Rice Sellers, (hard to read, it could be 22 April 1865 instead).

 

107. Smith, Letters on the Sellers, Crauswell & Stanaland Families, 3203 Lockwood Street, Detroit, Michigan 48210 , which says they are listed on the 1900 or 1910 census for this county.