COFFEE CO, AL  (made in 1841 from Dale Co)
lays next to PIKE,CRENSHAW,COVINGTON,GENEVA,DALE
One township up from FL
Two townships west of GA (Early/Clay)


S ubject:
        Coffee County, Alabama Heritage Book
   Date:
        Sun, 2 Jul 2000 09:44:40 -0500
   From:
        "Donald Sellers" <dsellers@digitalexp.com>

Information is being sought for Coffee County, Alabama Veterans of American wars from the War of
Independence to the Gulf Wars, including the Indian Wars and the War between the states.
Send photo if available and approximately 250 words describing veteran's service-units, medals,
commendations, battles, assignments, date of birth, date of death, burial site, present occupation and
fate. (SASE for return of photo's) Veteran's must have connection with Coffee County. Handwritten
submissions are okay, typed preferred. Use your own words, editors may have to make changes if
necessary.

Present deadline for submission is July 31, 2000.

Send submissions to:

Email: dppj@snowhill.com

SMail: Dr. Ken Chancey, chairman, the veteran's section, Coffee County Heritage Book Project, P.O.
Box 311224, Enterprise, Alabama 36331

I also understand that they were looking for information on families that have a lineage to Coffee County.
Might want to contact Dr. Chancey for additional information. I do not have any phone numbers. This
was extracted from the newspaper.

Don



CYNTHIA'S PAGE

ALICE'S PAGE

ANDREA'S PAGE

LAVELLE'S PAGE = BOUTWELL'S

BASS FAMILY

JOHN WESLEY SELLERS 1870/1950

VERNON'S PAGE = NORTONS


MARRIAGES =
CELLARS? NO

MAR 9, 1894 S. H. SELLUS married SAL HALL
MAY 24, 1897 M. H. SELLERS (male) married MAMIE A. L. STOUDERMIRE
NOV 30, 1924 HOLLIS SELLERS married MARY LOU HARRISON
JAN 9, 1904 J. D. SELLERS married RUTH GATLIN
JAN 29, 1921 J. D. SELLERS married MINNIE MCWATERS
DEC 25, 1888 L. D. SELLERS married LEE SIMMONS
MAY 7, 1890 DAN SELLERS married FANNIE BECK (where 1900) ck Stephen D. below)
NOV 12, 1902 ELISHA SELLERS married ELIZA SMILEY
MAY 11, 1899 D. W. SELLERS (male) maried J. E. BRYAN
AUG 31, 1921 BENJAMIN SELLER married LIZZIE MITCHEL
DEC 23, 1899 GEORGE L. SELLER married MATTIE AMES
OCT 3, 1913 ALA SELLER married JEFF MCEATRERN
OCT 29, 1904 L. S. SELLER (female) married A. M. BOSTIC
DEC 31, 1912 EMMA SELLERS married L. C. CALDWELL
APRIL 15, 1880 ELLA SELLERS married ALEXANDER HARDY
JAN 7, 1890 COFFEE CO, AL =  A.E. SELLER   (female) married JAMES BOUTWELL
JAN 17, 1899 COFFEE CO, AL = ANNIE SELLERS married R. M. BROOKS
JUN 17, 1899 COFFEE CO, AL = CLAUDA SELLERS/SALLERS married  ALVA C. BRYAN
 JAN 19, 1910 COFFEE CO, AL  = IDA SELLERS married ERNEST HALL
NOV 17, 1906 BETTIE SELLERS married E. F. MARTIN
AUG 27, 1914 CARRIE SELLERS married TOM LARKINS
Pridgen, Allen W. & Taylor, G.V. 03/10/1881
Pridgen, James P. & Young, C.D.P. 08/12/1880
Pridgen, N.S.(male) & Brock, A.M.(female) 12/07/1880
Pridgen, W.J.(male) & Brock, R.E.(female) 01/27/1881
Russell, J.C. & Bedsole, Nancy 11/20/1879
Bedsole, W.H. & Harrison, Sallie 01/01/1879



BEDSOLE, SESSOMS
                              AL
                                  Montgomery
                                         5/20/1837
                                                Cahaba
                                                        25278
                                                            AL1620__.427


1840


1850 COFFEE CO, AL=
MAHALA SELLERS, PAGE 315
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 284

COFFEE CO.
p284 h285 William Sellers 59?m Farmer NC, Oraline 36f GA, Mary E. 17f GA, Richard 13m GA,
William 12m GA, (ca1838)
Martin? 9m AL, Missouri 5f AL, Malinda 2f AL, Thomas J. 1m AL

p315 h701 Mahala Sellers 13f AL in Tucker household =(ANN JANE SELLERS/REUBEN G. TUCKER/OCT 21,1843, PIKE CO, AL)
 



1860 COFFEE CO, AL=
EVALINE SELLARS 40 GA, LAND, PAGE 770 ELECTION PREC # 1 (ck 1870 Geneva Co, Al)
MARY J. 23 GA
RICHARD 21 GA
WM 20 GA
MARTHA 16 AL
MISSOURI 15 AL
MILINDA 13 AL
THOMAS 11 AL
MATILDA 1 AL
next
WM TENDLE 66 NC
WEATHY 66 GA
SAM 14 GA
CAROLINE 12 GA


From:
           JJohn43352@aol.com

There is a posting on a the rootsweb page for Coffee County, AL Militia
listing
S Pridgen - dis.   It is dated March 14, 1864.
>From James and Tonia  Posting date Mon, 23, 199



CIVIL WAR -
15th Alabama Muster Roll
OAT[E]S, William Calvin [30 November 1833, Pike Co., AL-9 September 1910], Col. (appointed, Capt., Co. "G", July 61;appointed, Major, 28 April 63, Lt. Col., 7 Dec 64 || Robert E. Krick)

W H H Sellars vol



1864 COFFEE CO, AL MILITIA
E. S. Peacock      moved to Georgia
N. B. Peacock     JP and Blacksmith
S. Pridgen         dis
Jas Register       shoemaker
W. H. H. Sellars   vol
Levi Merrit        dis


1870 COFFEE CO, AL= (GENEVA CO made in 1868)



1880 COFFEE CO, AL
WM H.H.SELLERS 35 AL (is this son of Philip/P.W. SELLERS 1815 SC? ck 1870 PIKE CO, AL)
RUBECIA 23 AL,wife
JAMES M. 4 AL, son
HARRIETT L.E. 2 AL, dau
===
 Census Place: Victoria, Coffee, Alabama
 Source: FHL Film 1254008  National Archives Film T9-0008     Page 325B
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William H. H. SELLERS Self M M W 35 AL  Occ: Farmer Fa: SC Mo: SC
Rabecca SELLERS Wife F M W 23 AL  Occ: Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: SC
James M. SELLERS Son M S W 4 AL  Occ: At Home Fa: AL Mo: AL
Harriett L. E. SELLERS Dau F S W 2 AL  Occ: At Home Fa: AL Mo: AL
====
 Census Place: Victoria, Coffee, Alabama
 Source: FHL Film 1254008  National Archives Film T9-0008     Page 324C
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
P. W. SELLERS Self M M W 65 SC (ck 1860/70 PIKE CO, AL) Occ: Farmer Fa: SC Mo: SC
Lidia SELLERS Other F M W 58 AL Occ: Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: SC
Allis  GDau F S W 8 AL Occ: At Home Fa: AL Mo: AL
==
 Census Place: Victoria, Coffee, Alabama
 Source: FHL Film 1254008  National Archives Film T9-0008     Page 334D
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William BOUTWELL Self M M W 70 SC
 Occ: Farmer Fa: NC Mo: AL
Charity BOUTWELL Wife F M W 62 NC
 Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: AL
Martha BOUTWELL Dau F  W 30 AL
 Occ: At Home Fa: SC Mo: NC
Emeline BOUTWELL Dau F  W 24 AL
 Occ: At Home Fa: SC Mo: NC
James BOUTWELL Son M  W 23 AL (CA1877)
 Occ: At Home Fa: SC Mo: NC
Jessee BOUTWELL Son M  W 21 AL
 Occ: At Home Fa: SC Mo: NC
Welborn BOUTWELL GSon M  W 16 AL
 Occ: At Home Fa: SC Mo: NC
======
1885 COFFEE CO, AL CENSUS?
1890 COFFEE CO, AL CENSUS?
1895 COFFEE CO, AL CENUSS?
=====

(didn't see a marriage for a Rebecca?-maybe read another census for name?msh)
1900 COFFEE CO, AL, Brannen Precinct, page 37
JAMES SELLERS

1900 COFFEE CO, AL , Holleys Mill Precinct, PAGE 196
JAMES M. SELLERS 23 AL born 9/1876,
IDA born  1880 AL, wife
ETHAL born 4/1899 AL, dau

(don't think I saw this marriage either - however there was a marriage for an IDA SELLERS in 1910 Coffee Co to an EARNEST HALL? - Ring a bell?)

1900 COFFEE CO, AL, HOLLEY MILLS PRECIN, PAGE 193
REBECCA SELLERS 44 AL, FEB? 1856, WIDOW , 12/9, DAD GA, MOM AL
CALLIE D. 19 AL, ALL PARENTS BORN AL
WM H. 14 AL
WILL 12 AL
LACY A. 10 AL
JOHN W. 7 AL
DAVID P. 5 AL
UNNAMED 11/12 DAU, AL
next
WM WARD 27 AL, BOTH PARENTS AL
QUILLIE 38 AL, WIFE 0/0, MARRIED 8 YRS
next
PAUL W? BROOKS 26 AL, BOTH PARENTS AL
ANNA E. 21, NOV 1878, AL, 0/0, BOTH PARENTS AL
next
MATHEW FREE 62 AL, BOTH PARENTS SC
MARY A. 62 AL, BOTH PARENTS GA
JAMES 20 AL
SUSAN 17 AL
close
HAZE? WARD 47 AL
ZILPHA 49 AL, DAD SC, MOM FL
 

1900 COFFEE CO, AL, PAGE 113, GRANT PRECINT
IRVIN BOUTWELL 36 AL, M 11 YRS, DAD BORN AL, MOM SC
ADDIE 28, AL, JUNE 1871, 3/3, BOTH PARENTS AL
NORA L. 8 AL
ETHEL C. 4 FL
ILA E. 3 FL
=====
JAN 7, 1890 COFFEE CO, AL = A.E. SELLER married JAMES BOUTWELL
JAN 17, 1899 COFFEE CO, AL = ANNIE SELLERS married R. M. BROOKS
====

1900 COFFEE CO, AL

Stephen D Sellars Anna I, Fannie M Old Town, Coffee, Alabama abt 1867 Alabama White Head
Fannie M Sellars Stephen D Old Town, Coffee, Alabama abt 1874 Alabama White Wife
Anna I Sellars Old Town, Coffee, Alabama abt 1834 Georgia White Mother

James Sellers Brannen, Coffee, Alabama abt 1869 South Carolina White Boarder Lin Sellers Deanville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1879 Alabama Black Partner Rebecca L Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1856 Alabama White Head Callie D Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1881 Alabama White Daughter William H Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1886 Alabama White Son Will Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1888 Alabama White Son Lacy A Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1890 Alabama White Daughter John W Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1893 Alabama White Son David P Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1895 Alabama White Son Not names Sellers Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1899 Alabama White Daughter James M Sellers Ida Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1877 Alabama White Head Ida Sellers James M Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1880 Alabama White Wife Etha N Sellers James M, Ida Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1897 Alabama White Daughter

==============
1910 COFFEE CO, AL
1910 Enterprise, Coffee, AL
Edward F Norton Enterprise, Coffee, AL abt 1878 Alabama Head ,BOTH PARENTS AL, M2, 3YRS
Bettie A Norton ,Enterprise, Coffee, AL abt 1889 Alabama Wife, BOTH PARENTS AL,M1,3YRS,2/2
Lavonna B Norton Enterprise, Coffee, AL abt 1905 Alabama Daughter
Charlie F Norton Enterprise, Coffee, AL abt 1908 Alabama Son
Bessie A Norton Enterprise, Coffee, AL abt 1909 Alabama Daughter
FRANCIS SELLERS 59 AL, WD, 5/5, DAD AL, MOM GA, MIL (SEE VERNON'S PAGE)


=====
1920 COFFEE CO, AL
IRVIN BOUTWELL 62? AL, WHITE, BOTH PARENTS GA
ADDIE 52 AL, WHITE, BOTH PARENTS BORN AL
ETHAL 22 AL
ILA 21 AL
ELMER 17 AL
J. C. 12 AL
TAFT 11AL
EDNA 6 AL
close
REBECA JANES/JONISE? 65 AL, single
close
ANDREW T/FICE
JAMES BYRD

1920 COFFEE CO, AO
REBECCA SELLERS ROSS = (see Willie's page)

J W Sellers Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1871 Alabama White Head
Cora Sellers J W Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1886 Alabama White Wife
Susie Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1909 Alabama White Daughter
Ralph Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1910 Alabama White Son
Dora Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1912 Alabama White Daughte
r Thomas Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1913 Alabama White Son
Vera Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1915 Alabama White Daughter
Ruth Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1917 Alabama White Daughter
Gracey L Sellers J W, Cora Peacock, Coffee, Alabama abt 1918 Alabama White Daughter
Jos Sellers Mattie Grants, Coffee, Alabama abt 1887 Florida White Head
Mattie Sellers Jos Grants, Coffee, Alabama abt 1890 Florida White Wife
Jennie R Sellers Jos, Mattie Grants, Coffee, Alabama abt 1910 Florida White Son
Johnie B Sellers Jos, Mattie Grants, Coffee, Alabama abt 1915 Florida White Son
Dewy Sellers Jos, Mattie Grants, Coffee, Alabama abt 1918 Florida White Son
Gary W Sellers Claudine Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1903 Alabama White Head
Claudine Sellers Gary W Holley, Coffee, Alabama abt 1900 Alabama White Wife
Joel C Sellers Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1880 Alabama White Head
Susie Sellers Joel C Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1882 Alabama White Wife
Rose Sellers Joel C, Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1902 Alabama White Daughter
Joseph R Sellers Joel C, Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1905 Alabama White Son
Miriam S Sellers Joel C, Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1912 Alabama White Daughter
Emily B Sellers Joel C, Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1913 Alabama White Daughter
Martha N Sellers Joel C, Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1916 Alabama White Daught
er Mary Lee Sellers Joel C, Susie Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1918 Alabama White Daughter
Hiram Sellen [Hiram Sellers] Thelma Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1893 Florida White Head
Thelma Sellen [Thelma Sellers] Hiram Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama abt 1896 Florida White Wife

Eliza Sellars Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1864 Alabama Black Head
Eliza Sellars Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1876 Alabama Black Wife
Anna M Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1904 Alabama Black Daughte
r Samuel Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1905 Alabama Black Son
Waman Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1906 Alabama Black Son
John Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1908 Alabama Black Son
Gertrude Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1909 Alabama Black Daughter
Henry Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1913 Alabama Black Son
Wales Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1915 Alabama Black Son
Ollis Sellars Eliza, Eliza Bert, Coffee, Alabama abt 1915 Alabama Black Son
Isaac G Sellars Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1870 Alabama White Head
Alers Sellars Isaac G Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1881 Alabama White Wife
Ellis Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1904 Alabama White Daughter
Ralph Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1905 Alabama White Son
Nomia Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1909 Alabama White Daughter
Walter Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1909 Alabama White Son
David Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1913 Alabama White So
n Jenoie May Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1915 Alabama White Daughter
Annie M Sellars Isaac G, Alers Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1919 Alabama White Daughter

Edwin F Norton Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1881 Alabama White Head
Bettie A Norton Edwin F Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1888 Alabama White Wife
Leanna B Norton Edwin F, Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1905 Alabama White Daughter
Charlie F Norton Edwin F, Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1908 Alabama White Son
Bessie A Norton Edwin F, Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1910 Alabama White Daughter
Henry A Norton Edwin F, Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1912 Alabama White Son
Earnest Norton Edwin F, Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1915 Alabama White Son
Rex D Norton Edwin F, Bettie A Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama abt 1919 Alabama White Son



1930 =


FROM WILLIE
           "wpellis" <wpellis@mindspring.com>
1910
Rebecca Moved to Coffee County Alabama with her children;(check 1880 BARBOUR CO,AL/1900 PIKE)

Rebecca Sellers Ross was 63
Child  #7 & 9 was still in house-hold.

1920
Rebecca Ross was in the house-hold alone.
she was 74 years old. I have been told that she moved into the house with
Julious Alexander Ross, her oldest son before she died  1922.
She is buried in the Goodman Cemetery.



 MT. Tabor:
        From:
             ACline5295@aol.com

Thank you Hugh , this Mt. Tabor is  a church and cemetery that was one of
the churches, Zoar Church and Cem. was the second , that the Johnson's,
Pridgen's
and  Millers built in Coffee co,  when Elba and Sampson was first setteled
or when they first went to that area,  I was told it was on old Sampson and
Elba Rd, you know me i have no idea where that road is .  I went to Zoar
Cem,
back last March i spent  two hours looking for it,  don't ask me how in the
world they found it in the firat place,  Margaret and i rode  by this one
house i know 5 times before we finaly got up the nerve to ask this old
gentelman where the cemetery was he said well dearys  don't fell bad i have
to tell people all the time where it is , we had rode past the turn off to
it  every time . it is well hidden.  Mt. Tabor is most likly a forgotten
cemetery.   anyway I was looking for James S. Johnson and Nancy Pridgen
Johnson's grave I have been told they were buried there.  Thanks once again
Ann .


      From:
           ACline5295@aol.com

If any of the descendents of  Allen Pridgen are still with the Pridgen group
i need help if anyone can help.   Allen b.1814 died 1877  md. Mary ?  NC or
Ga. moved to Coffee co , Al.  had several children, he returned to Taylor
Co, Ga. Mary died then Allen  md. Sarah Goff 1853 they had several children
according to 1860 coffee co Al. census Allen and Sarah had James, John,
Thomas, Elizabeth, and Margaret . I could't find Sarah's  grave  I went to
Taylor Co, Ga. records looking for information on Mary .  ? much to my
suprise i found Sarah Prigeon wd. /o Allen ; md.1853 she has in her house
hold  daughter Barefield, Adeline [Pridgeon] with four granddaughters and 1
grandson.  in the house before Sarah is listed James R. Pridgen  his wife
and
family also listed is Eliza Pridgeon 22.  all this info is on the 1880
Taylor
Co, Ga.
 

the spelling of Pridgen is spelled in three ways this is all one family i
think these children are Sarah's and Allens children there was also a
reference to a Mary Downing which could also be one more of their children
If
any one can help with this please let me hear from you

Ann


       From:
            JJohn43352@aol.com
   A few months ago when I heard about the lost Bible of William and family I
sent E-mails to every Pridgen, Sellers in GA and Al.  I sent return letters
and stamped envelopes.  There were no replies.  Then the phone rang the other
night and Mr. Jimmy Pridgen called me.  He told me about his aunt living in
Enterprise, Al. , now in Georgia.   She had a family Bible with names in it.
I was so excited I didn't think I could get off the phone fast enough to call
her.  Jimmy knows nothing about his family tree. His father was William and I
think his father was William.  They are buried in Enterprise, Al.  Don't read
to fast it doesn't get better.  I was going to go get this Bible.  The aunt
only lives about 2 hours from us.  To make a long story short when I called
her she was really OLD.  She doesn't remember who her grand father is and I
don't think she remebers much about her father.  Well, she did tell me she
had a Bible, but she thought it was only her mother and father.  She was not
felling well so I cut it short.
I have written Jimmy and told him to be sure that the family Bible is saved
and the next time he visits her to look at it and let me know what he has in
it.  I am going to try to find out if he is related to Moses or Allen Wright.

I aged a lot that night.
Margaret Long Johnson



1920 COFFEE CO, AL, CHURCHWELL ---
J. W. SELLERS 49 AL
CORA 34 AL
SUSIE 11 AL
RALPH 10 AL
DORA 8 AL
THOMAS 7 AL
VERA 5 AL
RUTH 3 AL
GRACEY L. 1YR 6MO  AL


******
12 Mar 1943

ALHOUSTO-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Obits- Mar 1943

James D Sellers Funeral Conducted.

Elba. Funeral services for James Douglas Sellers well known farmer of the Liberty Church community who died at his home Wednesday night following an illness of about six months were held at the Bonneau-Jeter Funeral Chapel in Elba on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. O Fox pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating.

Mr. Sellers was born in Chesterfield, S C on October 14, 1868 (?) but had made his home in Coffee County for many years.

Surviving are one son, ** Sellers and one daughter, Miss Elzie Sellers, of Elba, one sister, Mrs. D H Ellis Charlotte, N C; two brothers, D C Sellers, Chesterfield, S C, and P H Sellers, Bocaraton, Florida.

Burial was in the Evergreen cemetery. Pallbearers were James Folsom, Guy Folsom, J Ross Clark, Wiley Gatlin, Shirley Gatlin, J C Coon.

Bonneau-Jeter Company, had charge of arrangements.

 

================
     William H. Sellers

     Author: Alice Curt
Mglbi2@aol.com
                                                            Date: 9 Jun 2000 9:00 AM GMT

     The William Sellers I have was born about 1845. We are not sure were he came from. His spouse was
  Rebecca Chambers. They had twelve children, nine lived. he is on the 1880 census for Coffee County
  Ala.