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     Carole Johnson <fojo@mindspring.com>
        BROOKS, GRADY, CALHOUN Co.
 

I am having a bit of a problem.  In trying to help my mother-in-law
with a family reunion in two weeks, we've found more questions than
answers.

Does anyone have information regarding the burial of Mary Lizzie HORNSBY
SELLERS and/or a child named Paul SELLERS in the above counties or
possibly northern Florida?

We have a family mystery.  My husband's grandmother died two years ago
without knowing much about her paternal lines.  Her father was William
Franklin SELLERS.  His parents were John P and Martha (Mattie) WATTS
SELLERS.  William Franklin married at least twice.  It is possible he
married first in 1901.  We do know that he married Mary Lizzie Hornsby in
1903 in Calhoun County.  It is speculated they had a son named Paul
who died prior to 1909 when they had Lizzie SELLERS.  Mary Lizzie
died within a few days of the birth.  Soon Mary Lizzie's sister,
Leila came to help with the baby and married William Franklin.  THey
had a daughter, Annie Grace who was my mother-in-law's mother.

Family history is that the Sellers family had little to do with
William Franklin despite the deaths of his wife and child.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated!
Carole Camp Johnson



CAROLE - PUT some AGES/DATES/PLACES with these Names and will send thro SELLERS discussion group for Help.
THESE people ALSO spend a lot of time on their Research, BUT, we Can't expect Them to Go LOOK UP info that WE should ALL send on our Families = SO OTHERS KNOW Which WILLIAM SELLERS this is = WE ALL had a WM SELLERS!

ANYWAY, We NEED =
NAMES
DATES
PLACES

And I think We or You can FIND THESE families.
They also have OBITS in that county
And Death records
And some birth records
AND We /YOU have census records of every 10 years to SEE what this family reported to the Census Taker.

GO TO =US GEN WEB and go to STATES and YOUR county and ASK for a LOOKUP =
THEY have the DOCUMENTS in that county.
BUT, GRANDMA? MUST have Some Estimates of dates, ages,births,deaths?= SEND

THANKS for sharing any info, Our SELLERS are Very Helpful = Most Don't have Time to Look Up Our Info for Us.
THANKS for understanding, marie, iowa



Marie,
I intend to do my own work - BUT - my husband's grandmother refused to
talk much about her family and took most information to her grave.
My mother-in-law has recently begun to try to reconcile her mother's
past and I'm just trying to help her.  She's trying to put togther
a family reunion for her deceased mother's family and didn't realize
how difficult it would be to pull all this information together at
short notice.  I've spent many days at the archives searching census
records for people I've never heard of, much less know much about.
I sent this notice hoping SOMEONE in those counties might be related,
there was obviously a family falling out of some sort that time
has hopefully healed.

Sorry if I've offended you, but I interpreted your post as a lecture
that was not appreciated.
carole



CAROLE, sorry you took it that way. Meant to Try and Help and say that  we
need AGES with our Names and Places,  So We know we have the correct WM
FRANKLIN SELLERS. This is going to our SELLERS GROUP ALSO, Maybe Someone
will
Know a Child?

THE FASTEST may be to go to one of these counties Genealogy Societies ,
maybe
Calhoun or surrounding counties for an OBIT or Cemetery = Some are on line
under counties on USGENWEB.

WHAT I SEE = (most of these counties lay close and may be Land Changes?)
All are husbands, wives,sons, daughters unless stated-

1880 THOMAS CO, GA
JOHN SELLERS 27 GA
MARTHA 26 GA
WILLIAM F. 2 GA
ROBERT L. 6/12 GA

1890 = THERE ARE A FEW 1890 CENSUS - DIDN'T CHECK GA

1900 DECATUR CO, GA
JOHN P.SELLERS GA, DEC 1852
MARTHA 46 GA, NOV, 1853
WILLIAM F. 22 GA, MARCH, 1878
ROBERT L. 20 GA, DEC 1880
LIZZIE 18 GA, 3/1882
OSCAR 15 GA, 7,1884
JESSIE 13M GA, NOV 1886
SUSAN 11 GA, OCT 1888
ANNIE 7 GA, OCT 1892

1910 GRADY CO, GA
JOHN P. SELLERS 57
MATTIE 56
JESSIE M. 23M
SUSIE 20
HEINIE 16F

I DID NOT see WM F. - if I get this film out again, will look for ROBERT L.
as they could be living together? Well, Wm was married ? Or he could be
across the line in FL? Will advise, if I see.
Maybe the KINCHEN family has info on Kids? Or Hornsbys'?

1920 CALHOUN CO, GA
W.F. SELLARS 40 GA
LILLA 32 GA, WIFE
LIZZIE 10 GA, DAU
GRACE 8 GA, DAU
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SOME COUNTIES HAVE BURN'T MARRIAGES - BUT DID SEE =
DECATUR CO, GA
WM F. SELLERS and MATTIE KINCHEN, JAN 12, 1901
W.F. SELLERS/ LIZZIE HORNSBY, JAN 4, 1903
W.J.H. SELLERS AND LEILA BURMAN, AUG 6, 1904
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BEST WISHES and Thanks for advising on my unknown lecture. marie, iowa



Marie,
I apologize for being testy.  I've been frantic in trying to help
my mother-in-law pull together this reunion.  It means a great deal
to her. This is what I've been able to put together:

        Annie Grace SELLERS born 1911 in Grady County Georgia, died 1999.
                her father, William Franklin SELLERS born March 3, 1878
                died December 30, 1940
                married 1st Mary L (Lizzie) HORNSBY in 1903 in Decatur
                County,  Georgia.  They had a son, Paul, who died as an
                infant.  In 1910 they had a daughter, Lizzie.  Mary died
                a few days later, apparently from complications from
                childbirth.  Soon after Mary's sister, Leila, came to
                help, married William Franklin and they had Annie Grace
                in 1911.
 
                It is entirely possible he was married in 1901 to the
Mattie
                KINCHEN listed on the Decatur County Marriage record.  If
                so, this is the first time anyone in the family has heard
                about it, but we can't account for any other William
Franklin
                SELLERS, either.

                Mary L. (Lizzie) HORNSBY, born 1882, died 1910.
                Lelia HORNSBY, born 1886, died in Albany, GA. (I have her
                death certificate in my files - I think it was 1970s,
                anyway, she died of old age and is buried in Crownhill
                cemetery with William Franklin.

        Parents of William Franklin SELLERS:
                John P. SELLERS, born 1852, died 1918 buried in Whigham,GA
                Martha (Mattie) WATTS SELLERS, born 1854, died in 1941
                        in car accident, buried in Whigham, GA

        Parents of Mary and Leila HORNSBY:
                Marion James HORNSBY, born 1856, married February 1876,
                        died between 1900 and 1910
                Mary CLARK HORNSBY, born 1856, was still alive in 1910

        Parents of John SELLERS, unknown
        Parents of Martha WATTS SELLERS:
                William Franklin WATTS
                Sarah INGRAM

        Parents of Marion James HORNSBY:
                William James HORNSBY born ca 1820
                Huldah SMITH born ca 1828

        Parents of Mary CLARK:
                Unknown

This is all I have.  I do appreciate you taking the trouble to send
what you have.  Thanks a bunch.

Carole Camp Johnson



CAROLE, Thank YOU.
We have SELLERS in these few surrounding counties of GA - Haven't found a connection Yet to JOHN P. SELLERS and MARTHA WATTS. or Marriage! or AnyOther Kids!

I BELIEVE we have Several County Land Changes in this area and you Must Take all 6-7-8 of these counties = in front of you = with Each county info and Study and Connect the families! Its possible we had a couple earlier ones that moved on?

ONLY NEW/Addition I saw =
1920 GRADY CO, GA=
MARTHA SELLERS 66 GA
SUSIE MCCROY 31 GA, DAU
ABBERT 5 9/12 GA, GRANDSON

ROBERT L. SELLARS 40 GA
ROBERT (yes) 28 GA, wife
WAYMOND 12 GA SON
WARD 5 GA SON
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Which appears to be the MOTHER of Wm Franklin , wife of JOHN P. SELLERS and you say MARTHA WATTS (couldn't find marriage)
DOES the WATTS family have info?

AND his brother Robert L.
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DON'T know Why I didn't see on a Census check, or marriage?
Somethings, we don't Learn Till SOMEONE shares SELLERS info
=
DO THE BEST you can for GRANDMA -
DO they have any memories from some of the names you have found?

IF you have anyone that could get OBITS from
GRADY CO, GA?
They seem to be in this area, Altho, you mentioned ? town, later ,  which is DAUGHERTY CO, GA, made from these counties.

Lelia HORNSBY, born 1886, died in Albany, GA
Would Kinda like to See a copy of the marriage of her OR of
Sellers, W. J. H. and  Burmen, Leila    06 Aug 1904 W D - 664 (Dec Co, Ga)
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HAVE added some of your connections to our county pages and hopefully, they will help in the future. They wouldn't probably be FAST like the local genealogy society, etc.

THANKS for sharing SELLERS, IT Will Help Others, down the road.
marie, iowa