Subject: Re: [PA-Civil-War] Source lookups (repost)
Could you please do a lookup for me for the name SELLERS
but will take what I can get.
I am looking for James Butler Sellers' father who I think
was killed in
Civil War. James' death certificate lists his father as William.
all I know.
Thanks in advance
My Sellers Line
I am having problems tracing my great grandfather James Butler
keep coming up against a brick wall. His death certificate
said he was
in Pa. (No city or township mentioned.) His obituary said he was
19, 1942, He died April 13, 1913. He had a farm at Jumonville, Fayette
County, Pa. That is where he was living
at the time of his death. It also
stated that he was an invalid. I find no record that he owned
the land or
any land in Fayette County. On his death certificate his father's
listed as William and That he was also born in Pa. No mother's
I cannot find him on the census in Fayette County before 1870.
I am up
against a brick wall. He had to come from somewhere.
I am not sure now
the person who filled out the death certificate was accurate in
father's name or where father and son where born.
James Butler Sellers married Margaret Ann Rankin b. Feb. 27, 1856,
30, 1931, of Wharton Twp, Fayette County Pa. in 1870. Margaret's
were Alex and Nancy Hart Rankin.
Children of James Butler and Margaret Rankin Sellers:
1.James Albert Sellers b. 1870
m Adda Switzer
2. Fanny Sellers 1872
m. Sam Moxley
3. Mary Sellers1874
m. ? Woodmeyer
4.Flora Sellers 1876-1953
m. William Carpenter 1882-1959
5. William Henry Sellers 1881-1975 (My grandfather)
m. Alice Abigail Wingrove 1889-1970.
Nancy Sellers 1886-1981
m. Marshall Hall
6. Rosa (Rosie) Sellers 1888-1970
m. William Hall
7. Bessie Sellers b.1889
m. Clarence Smith.
8. Emma 1893-1895
9. Rachel Sellers1894-1966
m. William Mitts1874-1966
If you know any of these names or hear of anything else along those
Please let me know.
I would greatly appreciate it.
Beverly Sellers Niel
IN 1860 ALLEGHENY CO, PA = INDEXES
WM H. SELLERS, PAGE 516, 4THWARD PITTSBURG
AMELIA SELLERS, PAGE 154 EAST BIRMINGHAM
C.SELLERS, PAGE 715, 5TH WARD PITTSBURG
CATHERINE SELLERS, PAGE 660 1W ALLEGHENY CITY
ELIZABETH SELLERS, PAGE 1035 RESERVE TWN
MARGARET SELLERS, PAGE 647 ROSS
In 1870 ALLEGHENY CO, PA =
J.B.SELLERS 30,OH, PAGE 311
JOHN SELLERS 24 OH, PAGE 309
KATE RANKIN 40 PA, PAGE 311
NANCY RANKIN 57 PA, PAGE 127
ON the OHIO CIVIL WAR listing, that was sent thru the other day,
H. SELLERS with wife Eliz, from memory, no other info.
MIGHT try to get his Civil War file, if you claimed a pension?
IF you find anything, please share the census data, etc. Thanks,
This is definitely my lucky day.
Thank you so very much.
By coincidence I was looking at the Allegheny County link that someone
kindly put on line and I came across William H. Sellers, Private,
of the Militia of 1862, and I was going to look into it further.
just substantiated my theory.
I thank you again and again.
My sister Fay, thanks you also. She too has been searching
for the elusive
Bev Sellers Niel