This individual appears in Virginia (Isle of Wight County) about 1637. DidCYNAMAN- Thanks.
he have a son, Matthew William Sellers (b. 1678?)? Or is Matthew a grandson
WHO and WHERE is this MATTHEW WILLIAMS B 1678?
and where did he GO?
and who are his kids?
NAMES, AGES, PLACES are so important on proving this families.
WE have a documented JOHN SELLERS here in 1722
AND a WM SELLERS here in 1731
AND I don't see an Earlier entry?
IF you have - PLEASE send, so OUR SELLERS have the info.
WE share all documents.
SO we can Study, etc.
Re: William Sellers (Sellor)
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 00:05:26 EDT
1 William Sellers (Sellor)
Death: Probably Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Came to the colonies in 1657, probably as an indentured servant.
(Cannot confirm that he is the father of Matthew.)
Children: Matthew (~1675-1740)
1.1 MAtthew Sellers
Birth: about 1675, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Death: 1740, Northampton County, North Carolina
Present day Northampton County was created from Chowan County (MS there
as early as 1717) and Bertie County (MS there in 1722).
Spouse: Catherine ??
Children: Benjamin (1710-1761)
1.1.1a Benjamin Sellers Sr.
Birth: 1710 (Probably Isle of Wight County, Virginia)
Death: about March 1761, Edgecombe Coounty, North Carolina
Children: Elisha (1735-1801)
Spouse: Sarah Hickman (Father: Nathaniel Hickman, Mother: Sarah ?)
Children: Simon (Simeon) (1748-1816)
Jechonias Sion (1747-1813)
Mary Penelope (1747-1819)
Hopefully, this will be of assistance.
*WILLIAM SELLER =NOV 25, 1657 WILLIAM SELLER transported by CHRISTOPHER
REYNOLDS to Isle of Wight Co. On Cypress Creek adj to property of CHR.
(SO they had been here or bought land here previously - Need copy of his will)
Page 298 Isle of Wight Deed Book 2 1704-1715
SEPT 25, 1714 JOHN SELLER and wife ELIZABETH TO charles jones =
100 acres (being part of patent for 1200 acres granted to MR ARTHUR SMITH and JONAH HARRISON and said HARRISON gave the land to my father, WILLIAM SELLER on DEC 9, 1684)
bounded by WM NORSWORTHY and the second swamp.
Wit = THOMAS MOORE, EDWARD CHITTY and ABRAHAM BAGGETT
THIS JOHN SELLERS, son of WM SELLERS (could be the WM SELLERS above)
* 80 YEARS LATER = from WM SELLERS coming to ISLE of WIGHT
and County Changes of Land and Other Kids being born =
(there are Other Counties info here to be extracted and should be included to show these families better, ,msh)
MATHEW SELLERS dec'd 1743
(1743 Northampton Co, NC = BENJAMIN SELLERS has father MATHEW , dec'd
Benjamin SELLERS 1720-1761 EDGECOMBE CO, NC
AND his kids proven thro court records
Don't know about ANY kids born before 1840? (We all have our own opinions, etc and nothing wrong with that, as long as we share info and Continue On Down the Road)
SO we Need to Prove where the JOHN SELLERS, son of WM went and Who are his Kids.
IF you enjoy working on these families, please send the Child you
connect to and Where they went/married, etc, so our SELLERS can SEE you
and share info, etc.
Thank you very, very much for this information. This brings
all sorts of
possibilities to mind.
I will stay in touch.
I am trying to digest the information you provided earlier re William
and John Sellers.
What is the meaning of the term "transported"? Does that mean
Reynolds brought William Sellers to Isle of Wight County in servitude? Or am
I being confused by earlier assumptions on my part?
Is there any information any where regarding John Sellers' birth date?
Just for fun I viewed some of the "information" on the INTERNET re
Smith... there were lots of them!
ALL, Somewhere there is a description of Who, How, Why they transported
these people into VA.
I am Sure Someone Can explain Better and More complete than I have - as
I don't seem to have original ?
They were given so much land for each person, etc. they brought with
Didn't have to be family members. But, they probably lived close in the
area they came from? msh.
IT is NOT Easy to connect thro to Where John SELLERS went.
WE are Missing connecting years of info. GLAD we have what we do.
AND we may have two? JOHN SELLERS this age.
ONE is on the BLACK RIVER area =
SOUTHAMPTON CO, VA (made in 1749 from ISLE OF WIGHT, NANSEMOND)
Blackwater was dividing line
BLACKWATER may be the division of land here=
This JOHN SELERS on Blackwater/Nottaway went WHERE=
10-22-1722=Petition of "Outward Inhabitance of County of Isle of
to place customs officers at the VA/NC border on the fork of Nottaway
and Blackwater Riveres to encourage shipping to come up those streams,as
we live convenitent to Blackwater and Nottaway and great distance from
where ships come for trading.
Signed by: JOHN SELLERS
(post other signatures!msh)
Va Calender of State Papers, Vol. 1, page 204
3-2-1738 JOHN SELLER land grant #3317 = 400 acres in Craven Co on S.
side of Great Cotentnea, jng a pocoson, a branch and the creek
which I kinda think is same as Duplin, New Hanover Co, NC = NOT written
NC ARCHIVES -LENOIR CO, NC (lays next to Craven Co)
abstract of a deed - not the original - no indication of where original
except - Land Grant Office Book 76 p 242 - Deed - THOMAS MOORE and wife
ELIZABETH of Dobbs to WILLIAM BLOUNT of the same place - SS Great
Contentney Creek =
granted on March 1 1743 unto JOHN SELLERS, father of said ELIZABETH
MOORE - also land granted Nov 11 1743 unto JOHN SELLES brother of said
ELIZABETH - WIT BENJAMIN SHEPPARD, ABRAHAM SHEPPARD, JR, JAMES HINES
- to Court Dobbs County 1774 - Enrolled Office of the Register of deeds
Other references made to Land Grant office=?
WHO ARE THESE MOORE FAMILIES?=
MOORE FAMILY HISTORY = ?
(check WM SELLERS/JOHN SELLERS = ISLE OF WIGHT CO, VA)
WE HAVE PROVEN some of the SELLERS in ISLE OF WIGHT, VA thro LAND DEEDS
IN NORTHAMPTON CO.
WE have Several Deeds posted from ISLE OF WIGHT, but, WE still Need More
/ Later Deeds posted. Available?
We have deeds from Southampton also, which are Very helpful.
NEED someone to collect more and help connect Other families that may
Prove to same? msh
I am Sure some of our SELLERS have continued these lines closer And
JONAH HARRISON is one who gave land to WM SELLERS and have tried
trace him, but, don't have much info.
PLEASE share your family with us = SELLERS FAMILY GENEALOGY,
My SELLERS Family follows from WILLIAM SELLER who first appears in
documents in Isle of Wight County, the Virginia Colony, in 1657. As near as
I have been able to determine it "tracks" as:
WILLIAM SELLER, b. UNKNOWN, England
JOHN SELLER, b. ~ 1640, Isle of Wight Co VA
MATTHEW SELLERS, b. ~1678, IoW co
BENJAMIN SELLERS, b. 1710, IoW co
BENJAMIN SELLERS, b. ~ 1735, Bertie Co NC
WRIGHT SELLERS, b. ~ 1766, NC
BENJAMIN DUNCAN SELLERS, b. 1794, Bladen Co NC
DANIEL BELL SELLERS, b. Aug 10, 1834, Hayneville, Lowndes Co AL
BENJAMIN ELVIN SELLERS, b. Aug 21, 1880, McKenzie, Butler Co AL
ELVIN BOYKIN SELLERS, b. Jul 22, 1915, Georgiana, Butler Co AL
ROBERT GORDON SELLERS - Living
WILLIAM BEAUREGARD SELLERS, - Living
My primary interest is in determining the origins of WILLIAM SELLER.
quite a bit about Benjamin Duncan down through William Beauregard, my son. I
am interested in learning as much as possible about William Seller down
Thought I sent you a note yesterday...if I didn't, I'm sorry, for
I meant to
On Monday of this week I had an opportunity to visit the New Orleans
While there, I picked up a book on wills of Barbados. In it was a will for
a JOHN REDWOOD of St. Phillips Parish, Barbados, who had passed in 1660.
Earlier, he had been married to ELIZABETH LNU...who, subsequently, married
JOHN SELLER. JOHN SELLER and ELIZABETH SELLER, in 1668, signed documents
providing for the disposition of JOHN REDWOOD's estate. I am assuming
(perhaps incorrectly) that JOHN and ELIZABETH SELLER were in Barbados to sign
In any event, if ELIZABETH was married to JOHN REDWOOD...who died in
1660...she would (probably) have been in her late teens or early twenties on
the marriage date (unknown).So, if ELIZABETH LNU married JOHN REDWOOD in
1660, the year of his death, we can say that she was approximately 20 years
old at the time.
Similarly, for JOHN SELLER to have married her (remember, the two of them
"appear" in Isle of Wight Co. VA in 1722 when they sell land previously owned
by WILLIAM SELLER), I am assuming, again, that they were of the same
If the above is correct...or nearly so...then JOHN SELLER, son of WILLIAM
SELLER, had to have been born around 1640
Let me know what you think.
You did. I guess I had a brain cramp. Happens to us old folks every now and
I ran across the Elizabeth Sellers/Redwood legal stuff on the web some time
ago, but discounted it because I had no way of knowing whether or not it was
the same John & Elizabeth Sellers who sold William's land in Isle of Wight VA
in 1714. If it was, it pretty much proves William arrived in Isle of Wight &
served his period of Indenture in the 1630's. Before this Barbados
transaction came up, the earliest record we have of an adult John Sellers in
Isle of Wight was when he witnessed a will in 1686. I hope we can establish
one way or the other whether or not he is the same John Sellers involved as
Elizabeth's husband in the Barbados transaction in 1668.