BOB'S PAGE
Cynaman7@aol.com
This individual appears in Virginia (Isle of Wight County) about 1637.  Did
he have a son, Matthew William Sellers (b. 1678?)?  Or is Matthew a grandson
of WIlliam?
CYNAMAN- Thanks.

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.
marie, iowa
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Subject:
       Re: William Sellers (Sellor)
   Date:
       Thu, 2 Aug 2001 00:05:26 EDT
  From:
       Cynaman7@aol.com
    To:
       mari@netins.net
 
 
 

1 William Sellers (Sellor)
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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
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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 ??
Married:  1700

Children:  Benjamin (1710-1761)

1.1.1a  Benjamin Sellers Sr.
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Birth:  1710 (Probably Isle of Wight County, Virginia)
Death:  about March 1761, Edgecombe Coounty, North Carolina

Spouse:  ???

Children:  Elisha (1735-1801)
               Joel (1745-?)
               Matthew (1743-1807)
               Henry
               Benjamin (1735-1817)

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.
 



CYNAMAN, Thank You.
Yes, these are the same families several of our SELLERS are trying to document AND Prove Where they Went.

*WILLIAM SELLER =NOV 25, 1657 WILLIAM SELLER transported by CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS to Isle of Wight Co. On Cypress Creek adj to property of CHR. REYNOLDS, DCD.
(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
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THIS JOHN SELLERS, son of WM SELLERS  (could be the  WM SELLERS above)
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* 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)
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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.
marie, iowa
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Thank you very, very much for this information.  This brings all sorts of
possibilities to mind.
I will stay in touch.

Bob Sellers


I am trying to digest the information you provided earlier re William Sellers
and John Sellers.

What is the meaning of the term "transported"?  Does that mean Christopher
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 Arthur
Smith... there were lots of them!

Thanks again...

Bob Sellers



BOB, please send your family connection = small Name, Date, Place.
We expect All SELLERS sharing info to do same and we Appreciate.

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
them.
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=
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10-22-1722=Petition of "Outward Inhabitance of County of Isle of Wyght"
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
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AND
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
in stone,msh
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NC ARCHIVES -LENOIR CO, NC (lays next to Craven Co)

abstract of a deed - not the original - no indication of where original
is
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
22
 Aug 1774.

Other references made to Land Grant office=?
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WHO ARE THESE MOORE FAMILIES?=
MOORE FAMILY HISTORY = ?
(check WM SELLERS/JOHN SELLERS = ISLE OF WIGHT CO, VA)
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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 will
share info.

JONAH HARRISON is one who gave land to WM SELLERS and have tried to
trace him, but, don't have much info.

PLEASE share your family with us = SELLERS FAMILY GENEALOGY,
marie, iowa
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feb 19, 2003

My SELLERS Family follows from WILLIAM SELLER who first appears in legal
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.  I know
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
through Wright.

Bob Sellers



feb 19, 2003
Bob,
There are a lot of us trying to track down the particulars on the elusive
William Seller.
There is uncertainty about when he arrived in Isle of Wight County VA from
England.
We know from the Headright issued in November, 1657, that he could have
arrived no later than November, 1654. However, he could have arrived twenty
or more years before that. If I might ask, where did you get the 1640 birth
date for William's son John? If we can substantiate that this John was indeed
William's son, and that he was indeed born in Virginia in 1640, it will help
answer a lot of questions.
-Ed Hudson
ehudsoniii@aol.com


feb 19, 2003
Ed:

Thought I sent you a note yesterday...if I didn't, I'm sorry, for I meant to
do so.

On Monday of this week I had an opportunity to visit the New Orleans library.
 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
the document.
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
approximate age.
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.

Bob Sellers



feb 20, 2003

Bob,
You did. I guess I had a brain cramp. Happens to us old folks every now and
then.
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.
-Ed Hudson