My maternal grandmother was a Mattie SELLERS from (probably) Smith
Simpson County, MS since my grandmother was born in Magee, MS in 1910.
Mattie was married to Jack LOVE (possibly James Kimble LOVE). Mattie's father was
Thomas Estes SELLERS. If anyone has any knowledge about either Thomas or
Mattie, please feel free to contact me at RPLOWERY@AOL.COM.
Many thanks and happy (family) hunting.
From: RPLowery@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Marie: Thanks for your incredibly prompt reply. In answer to your request for more information I will give you what I have. My great-great grandfather was Thomas Estes Sellers whose spouse's name I do not know. As best I can tell at this point they had four children: Mattie (my great grandmother), and three sons: Neil, Estes and Jim (probably short for James). I don not have any dates for these. Mattie married first Jack Love and they had three children: Jewel Dorthelle LOVE, James Kimble Vardaman LOVE and Julia Odell LOVE (my grandmother). Julia was born in August 24, 1910 (sorry I had the year wrong earlier) and died December 27, 1970. She was married to James D. McWilliams, Sr. (b. Dec. 30, 1909nad d. November 15, 1991). I believe my grandmother's birthplace was Magee MS which is in Simpson County but I remember her talking about Mize, MS which is in Smith County but only a few miles from Magee so I assume that is where the family was living when she was growing up. Mattie SELLERS married a second time to Luther CALHOUN Sr. and they had three children: Luther CALHOUN, Jr., Charles CALHOUN and Perry CALHOUN. Mattie's brother Neil married (spouse Lou?) and had five children: Leon, T.H., "Dub", Gertrude and Virgie. Since they are in the same generation with my grandmother I would assume they were born during the first decade of this century. Most of this information is based on my mother's memories of these things and there is no "paper trail" as yet. That is what I am hoping to establish eventually but needed a foot in the door with the Sellers. If there is a better way for me to arrange this information and if you think it would be of use I would be glad for it to be sent to the Sellers family page which I am looking forward to seeing. Until later, best wishes and thanks. Becky Lowery
Becky, I believe I had misunderstood Matties birth date - so, when I reread the census - this sure looked good (I have just the soundex on sellers, doesn't show neighbors, etc- 1900 SIMPSON CO,MS THOMAS SELLERS 36 MS CELIA 40 MS JAMES 17 MS MATTIE L. 10 MS (APRIL, 1885) CORNELIUS 13 MS (NEAL?) ZERA E. 8female MS LULA 7 MS ESTES 5male MS 1910 HINDS CO, MS (connects to the nw corner of Simpson Co) THOMAS J. SELLERS 45 MS OELIA A. 49 MS T. CORNELIUS 24 MS ZERA E. 19 MS LULA C. 17 MS HENYRE 15 MS (very faded, next time I have this census out, will reread and see if possibility for sometime else, OR what was his first name? IF I read 1880, will post - THANKS AGAIN, marie, iowa
From: RPLowery@aol.com To: email@example.com Marie: Many thanks! That does look just like what I was looking for. There's nothing like that foot in the door to get me started. I am going to pass this on to my mother (and her sibs) to see if it starts ringing belss and getting more things out of their respective memories. Again thanks and I will keep the Sellers group up to date on my findings. Becky Lowery
BECKY - Good! - it DOES help the memory when they see the other names-
I believe I have 1880 SIMPSON CO, MS already posted , as I noticed
name similiarities? under James SELLERS - NOTICE his son THOMAS born ca
did NOT find James marriage
found Thomas J. SELLERS married 8-24-1881 Simpson Co,MS to
did NOT find Mattie's marriage ?
I did find a John Q. LOVE MARRIED jEFF cO,ms, 1-22-1893 to Mattie
Sumrall- if a person read the 1900 census (NOT census - would see all
Local libraries can order these in for you - free or almost? phone local
genealogy society or my goodness sakes,go on line to MS/SIMPSON CO or?
I do have others here in Simpson Co on the 1880/1900/10 census, I
TRY and post, as they are probably people your mother would remember-
That's about all I know-
We are very short on MS INFO-
MOST times if I read/receive info from county - I will post directly
that county/name and I may not get back to YOU for ages!
BUT, WE are ALL working on the same goal-
YOU can subscribe/be a member and receive all the SELLERS queries from
all states - ADVISE-
SEE IF anyone knows or graveyard has or obit has ESTES SELLERS
first/middle name= Henry?
THANKS FOR SHARING SELLERS-
I have not had any information in a while but I do a small amount
of data to
share about Mattie Sellers Love. As you may remember, she was the daughter
of Thomas Estes Sellers of Simpson County, MS. We had been unable to find
out anything about Jackson Love's marriage to her but I have found out why.
The clerk in Simpson County misspelled her name as Sellars on the license.
They were married on August 22, 1904 in Simpson County.
They also show up in the 1910 Simpson County census (Supervisor's
6, enumeration district 121, sheet #19B with the notation in the left margin
of Mendenhall and Raliegh Road. It shows Jackson Love, 44, living with his
wife Mattie, their son Vardaman, their daughter Jewel and Estes Sellers
Jackson's son-in-law (brother of Mattie and aged 14). Since the census was
done May 2, 1910 it does not show my grandmother Julia who was born two
In addition, they are "next door" to Mack Sellers, 37, the younger
Thomas and uncle to Mattie. He is living with his children Bertha, James,
Lazelie (?) and Bonnie. Apparently, his wife Narcis had died. Also, he
indicates that his mother (Priscilla) was born in Georgia which is no
surprise. But he indicates his father James was born in South Carolina which
goes against what we knew about him from previous census data.
Finally, on a trip to MS my great aunt (Jewel) talked about an "uncle"
Sellers and his wife Julia but has no idea how they were related to the other
Sellers. The ages mean it can't be the Jesse Sellers of the 1850 census but
maybe this Jesse was named after that Jesse. I'll try to at least get dates
for him ASAP.
Best wishes and happy hunting.