I am just beginning a more indepth search for my Sellers ancestors
Co., NC. Perhaps someone will have suggestions for further sources or may
connect to this family. I have looked at the information on burke,
rutherford, lincoln co., nc on the netin.net. Much of the information was
what I already had. My main concentration of research, up to this point,
been the children of Moses and Rebekah Sellars Wilkerson who married the
Morgans. Someone had listed the children of Moses and Rebekah, and some of
information is incorrect. Also, there was information about some Halls,
mention to the Koons, marrying into this line. They also marry into the
Morgan Line, so many are interrelated. My line of descent is through Moses
and Rebekah's son Jethro married Mary "Polly" Morgan and Mary "Polly"
Wilkerson married Permenter Morgan, Jr.
Any help would be appreciated.
CHARMAINE - Would appreciate a small chart on your connection to
and Rebeccah Sellers Wilkerson's son Jethro.
We need when/where born/married/ where children born/went.
We usually post this info on Your Page and link your page from the
County Pages you connect to - I see we have Two charts on the Burke Co,
page that should be on their pages - will do-
Feel free to show how you proved/disproved ANY info - that is what we
are here for- It helps us all get the truth or as close as we can.
ANY documentations you have, we put on the County Page contributed by
We are very interested in tracing the Halls and the Wilkersons in Burke
Co and where they came from.
Thanks for sharing - marie, iowa
I will attempt to give you charts on the 6 children of Moses and
Sellers Wilkerson, who married 5 children and 1 granddaughter of Rev.
Permenter and Gracie Jones Morgan of Rutherford (later McDowell) Co., NC.
primary research has been done on the Morgan family. I am just beginning
search for the Sellers and Wilkersons.
This will take several postings. Do you want a chart including
all of the
Rev. Permenter and Gracie Jones Morgans children?
This chart is for Elijah Morgan and Rutha Wilkerson. Rutha
Elijah Morgan b. February 26, 1798 Rutherford Co. NC; d. June
McDowell Co., NC (buried at Bethel Baptist Church Cem., McDowell,Co., NC)
married Rutha Wilkerson (date unknown); d. May 16, 1820 Burke Co., NC
(complications of childbirth)
James W. Morgan b. May 2, 1820 Burke Co., NC; d. June
28, 1906 Rutherford
Co., NC (buried at Montford's Cove Baptist Cem., Rutherford Co., NC)
married Henrietta "Hattie" W. Briscoe, December 9. 1846 (Rutherford Co.,
b. October 8, 1817 (d/o Phillip and Nancy Barton Briscoe)
d. July 14, 1902 (buried at Montford's Cove Baptist Cem.,
Ruthie Jane Morgan b. September 20, 1847; m. Adin L. Rucker
Rutherford Co., NC
Phillip Brisco Morgan b. March 12, 1849; m. 1) Anna Logan;
2) Mary E.
Nancy Melvina Morgan b. February 11, 1851; m. G.W. Crawford March 16, 1872
Harriet Susan Morgan b. February 12, 1853; m. Zachery Taylor Whiteside;
James Lafayette Morgan b. September 21, 1854; m. Isabelle Moore
Sallie L. Morgan b. February 9, 1858; m. L. Logan Hampton
female Infant Morgan 1859
Frances Morgan b. 1860
Elijah Morgan married 2nd-- Susannah Reel November 1820, Burke Co., NC
(I am listing two of their children because of a possible tie in)
Elisha Permenter Morgan b. October 30, 1821; m. Ollie Wilkerson
Nancy Morgan b. June 9, 1845 McDowell Co, NC; m.Johnathan A.
Wilkerson (s/o Jesse Wilkerson and Melinda Elliot Wilkerson)
Susan "Susie" Morgan b.May 17, 1847 McDowell Co., NC; m. William
(s/o *Jesse Wilkerson and Melinda Elliot Wilkerson)
George R. Morgan b. 1824; m. Sarah J. Hall (I have not done enough
the Hall's to tell you who her parents were)
*The Jesse Wilkerson (wife Melinda Elliot) mentioned as parents of
"Jonnie" Wilkerson and William M. Wilkerson, is also the son of Moses and
Rebekah Sellers Wilkerson.
I hope I am not giving you too much information. Let me know.
I will give
you a list of different sources used, but many are not readily available,
i.e., family Bible information, records held by Morgan family descendents.
also used county records , censuses, marriage bonds and marriage abstracts,
wills, land deeds, genealogical collections held by Old Tryon Genealogical
Society in Forest City, NC, and Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC; church
records, cemetary records. I have also made visits to many of these
To be continued........
By the way, I notice that you are having a discussion on the formation
NC counties. I have maps of NC for the US Federal Censuses beginning in
Burke County in 1790 covered the area that now is McDowell, Burke, part of
Avery, Caldwell and Alexander Counties. From looking at old maps of the
after Burke and Rutherford were formed from Lincoln, it appears that the
Sellers, Wilkersons, along with many of the other families that are inter
related, lived in the area that later became McDowell County(created 1842).
Part 2- Rebekah Sellars and Moses Wilkersons children who married Morgans:
Elizabeth "Lina" Wilkerson b. 1792 Burke Co., NC; d. September 11, 1840
Rutherford Co., NC
m. 1811 to Abner Morgan (7th child of Permenter and Gracie Jones Morgan)
b. August 18, 1790 Rutherford Co., NC
d. April 14, 1857 Van Buren Co., AR (buried at Old
Abner went with some of his children to Arkansas about 1842, after
of his wife Elizabeth Wilkerson Morgan.
Moses Morgan b. 1812 Rutherford Co., NC; d. abt. 1903 Van Buren Co.,
Liberty Springs Cem.)
m. Martha Ledbetter September 26, 1836 Rutherford Co., NC
(d/o Johnathan and Nancy Wells Ledbetter)
Martha Jane Morgan b. 1813 d. 1813 Rutherford Co., NC
Rebecca Morgan b. May 12, 1815 Ruterford Co., NC; d. June 1890
m. Daniel David Koon March 26, 1836 Rutherford Co., NC
Perminter Morgan b. June 19, 1818; d. November 6, 1891
m. 1852 Margaret Thomas
Jesse Morgan b. 1819 Rutherford Co., NC (no further information)
Aney Morgan b. 1820; d. Date unknown In AR.
m. James Stroud February 20, 1840 Rutherford Co., NC
(s/o William and Delilah ? Stroud)
Tempie Morgan b. 1822 Rutherford Co., NC; d. April 20, 1898
m. Drury Mashburn January 10, 1898 Rutherford Co., NC
Capt. Abner Morgan b. 1824 Rutherford Co., NC; d. Unknown
m. Mary Jane Aiken in 1846
John H. Morgan b. March 16, 1826; d. May 14, 1911 Chico, CA
m. Nancy Jane Mills 1853 in AR
Elizabeth Morgan b. 1828 Rutherford Co.; d. August 21, 1888
m. Marion Koon (s/o Peter and Susannah Owenby Koon)
Porter Owenby "P.O." Morgan b. June 6, 1830 Rutherford Co., NC
d. KIA Ft. Delaware, N.J. 1865
(buried at Round Hill Baptist
Cem., Ruthrford Co.,NC)
m. Alziria Nanney (d/o Thomas and Mary "Polly" C. Flack Nanney)
Lucinda Morgan b. June 7, 1833 Rutherford Co., NC; d. Unknown
m. 1) C.W. Mills; 2) Elijah Hall
Mary Jane Morgan b. May 15, 1835 Rutherford Co., NC; d. June
8, 1918 Van
Buren Co., AR. (Old Liberty Springs Cem.)
m. William M. McCaslin
Many descendents of this line moved on into Texas.
Re: Rebekah Sellars and Moses Wilkerson, Burke Co., NC
Part 3- Rebekah Sellars and Moses Wilkerson's children who married Morgans
. Elijah Morgan was the 10th and last child)
Rebecca Wilkerson and Johnathan Morgan
Rebecca Wilkerson b. June 28, 1792 Burke Co., NC
d. February 20, 1859 McDowell Co., NC
(buried Bethel Baptist Church Cem.,
Headstone inscribed "Rebecca, Loving
Consort of Johnathan
m. Johnathan Morgan (6th child of Permenter and Gracie Jones Morgan)
on Febraury 18, 1811 Burke Co., NC
b. January 9, 1788 Rutherford Co., NC
d. 1862 McDowell Co., NC (buried Bethel Baptist Church Cem. next to
Rebecca, headstone is
Elysabeth Morgan b. March 18, 1812 Rutherford Co., NC;
Martha Morgan b. October 10, 1813 Rutherford Co., NC;
Wilson Morgan b. December 15, 1815 Rutherford Co., NC; d. August
McDowell Co., NC
m. Rebecca Morgan (1st cousin, d/o Permenter, Jr and Mary "Polly" Wilkerson
Morgan) on September 26, 1836
Jethro Morgan b. March 20, 1816 Rutherford Co., NC; d. September
in the Civil War- 58th NC Infantry CSA- Co.F)
m. 1) Elizabeth "Lizzie" White 1842; 2) Mary Jamison 1854; 3) Nancy Isabel
Israel May 22, 1863
Rebecca Morgan b. June 18, 1818 Rutherford Co., NC; d. May
m. 1) Jones H. Morgan (s/o James "Squire" and Margaret "Peggy" Grant
note: James is the 3rd child of Permenter and Gracie Morgan) January 5,
2) Judson Enoch Morgan (s/o Jesse Morgan and Mary "Polly" Grant
note: Jesse 5th child of Permenter and Gracie Morgan) on Novemeber 12, 1855
Buncombe Co., NC
Grace Morgan b. February 2, 1821 Rutherford Co., NC; d. January
Buncombe Co., NC
m. Lewis R. Morgan (s/o James "Squire" and Margaret "Peggy" Grant Morgan)
January 5, 1836
Pauline Morgan b. December 14, 1822; d. December 4, 1823 Rutherford
Johnathan Morgan, Jr b. October 5, 1824 Rutherford Co., NC;
d. March 13,
McDowell Co., NC
m. Elizabeth Harris (d/o Abel and Elizabeth Mashburn Harris) on October 8,
Moses J. Morgan b. September 6, 1826 Rutherford Co., NC; (no further
Micajah "Cage" Morgan b. October 21, 1828 Rutherford Co., NC;
McDowell Co., NC
m. 1) Martha Koon; 2) Susannah Tipton
Mary Morgan b. 1831 Rutherford Co., NC; d. Unknown
m. Stephen A. Morgan (s/o James "Squire" and Margaret "Peggy" Grant Morgan)
Alfred Webb Morgan b. July 11, 1833 Randolph Co., NC; d. October
McDowell Co., NC (Montford's Cove)
m. Mary Salina Nanney (d/o Thomas and Mary "Polly" C. Flack Nanney) on May
Permenter W. Morgan b. September 17, 1835; d. September 20, 1863
Civil War) (no further informtion)
I have Abraham Brunner in my database too, but not as a Sellars connection.
Abraham Brunner's wife Francis Stuckey, the daughter of Martin Stuckey, was
the sister of Catherine and John Stuckey, found living in Jefferson Co., Ky
by 1790. Catherine Stuckey married John Reel. This John Reel, from a
concerted effort by the NC Reel and Indiana Reel researchers, appears to be
the son of Johan George Reel of Lincoln Co., NC. He and two brothers,
and Lewis Reel all appear to be in Jefferson Co., KY by 1790 with the
and Stuckey's. We are still looking for some documentation to show
something about their migration.
A newspaper account in 1847 in Indiana says that John Reel, John
Abraham Bruner came by packhorse with other family members from South
Carolina to the Northwest Territory. What we do know is that Abraham
and his brother in law John Stuckey were owners of a tannery in Jefferson
Co., KY prior to moving to Knox Co., IN. In 1797, Abraham Bruner,
established the town of Jeffersonton, KY on 122 hilltop acres of land he
owned. He, along with John Stuckey and John Reel moved to Knox Co., IN in
1807., the reason is obscure, although it may have had something to do with
the demise of the Bufflo in that area of KY.
Now the strange coincidence is that John Reels brother George Reel,
remained in NC, moving from Lincoln Co., NC into Burke Co., NC as did the
Sellars found listed., living in the area which later became McDowell Co.,
NC. There are inter relationships between the two descendent groups. Is
this just a bizarre coincidence or is there some other family connections?
There are Sellars, spelled Cillars and Sollars on old court documents
in early Tryon/Linclon Co. There are also some Bruners found in early
Co., NC records.
I realize some believe the Sellars in Burke Co., NC were Scotch-Irish
am not sure, especillay since one son, brother to Rebekah Sellars
is purportedly named Conrad Francis Sellars. There was a Conrad Cillars
living in early Lincoln Co., NC. I am truly confused.
We know that in early Burke Co., NC records, that Moses Wilkerson
on the 1790 Burke Co., Federal census, as part of Sixth Co. Next to him is
John Hall and John Sellers. Net to John Hall is also James Sellers. Moses
Wilkerson owned three slaves in 1790.
On a map on display at the Carson House in Marison McDowell Co.,
Wilkerson is listed as an early settler of the area that became McDowell
Listed as #90, and settling there in 1790.
In 1795, Moses is listed as part of a jury ordered (by the Rutherford
court) to mark and lay off a road through the Whiteside Settlement in Burke
Co., NC. Also listed are Robert Sellers, Sr, James Sellers of James, John
Sellers, Jr, John Hall, Jr and Joshua Hall.
It is my understanding that Rebekah Sellars Wilkerson's father died
Are these brothers and nephews listed in 1795? We do not have a birth date
for Moses Wilkerson but he died 11 September 1830 in Burke Co., NC.
Sellars Wilkerson was born 25 February 1765, and died 16 October 1835 in
Burke Co., NC.
Does anyone have anything in terms of documentation that may be able
resolve some of these puzzling questions for me?
I will admit these Sellers, Sellars, Cillars just drive me NUTS.
asked me earlier which of Moses Wilkerson and Rebekah Sellars children I
descend from. I descend from Jethro Wilkerson and Mary Jane "Polly"
and Permenter Morgan, Jr and Mary "Polly" Wilkerson...such family
I just don't know the answer to where they all came from before appearing
Burke Co. I keep looking at those censuses and getting no clear picture.
1790 - Lincoln Co., NC
Conrod Cillars (found in 5th Company, Morgan Dist, amid the German
settlers) 1FWMale 16+ (head), 1 FWMale -16, 3FW Females (includes
Possibly this is the same as the Coonrod Selars who appears on the
Haywood Co., NC census:
1FW Male 26 -44, 1FW Male 45+, 1FW Female 45+
Listed next to him is a John Smathers (the Morgan descendents later
some of these Smathers in Haywood Co). In a will written by a Levi
20 Dec. 1895, Codicil 4 -" I give to my son D.I.L. Smathers and my grandson
Willie Smathers the little corn mill together with the tract of land
belonging thereunto situated on teh old Camp Ground branch and known as the
Sellers mill sometimes there being 25 acres in this tract." I found this
I have checked 1800 Buncombe Co., NC census and found no Sellers
may be spelled)
1800 Lincoln Co., NC
Conrad Sellers ---don't have stats
Then 1830 Haywood Co., NC:
John Sellers, pg. 367 - 3 FW Male (0-5), 1FW Male (5-10), 1FW Male
FW Male (40-50), 1FW Female (0-5), 1 FW Female (5-10), 1 FW Female (10-15),
FW Female (30 -40)
Isaac Sellers - pg. 377 - 1FWMale (0-5), 2 FW Male (5-10), 1 FW Male
1 FW Female (20-30)
James Sellers, pg. 378 - 1FW Male (0-5), 1FW Male (5-10), 1 FW Male
1 FW Female (5-10), 1 FW Female (30-40)
NO Coonrod, yet on 21 April 1834 Haywood Co., NC Conrad Sellers married
Dotson....and on 24 August 1839 Coonrod Sellers married Arta Prince.
Also, on 21 October 1837 Haywood Co., NC Abram Sellers marreid Mary
and they don't appear on the census at all.
1840 Haywood Co., NC
Isaac Sellers - 1 FW Male (0-5), 1FW Male (5-10), 1FW Male (10-15),
(30-40), 2 FW Female (30-40)
Coorod Sellers - 1 FW Male (0-5), 1 FW Male (10-15), 1 FW Male (30-40),
John Sellers, Jr - 1 FW Male (20-30), 1 FW Female (15-20)
John Sellers, Sr - 2 FW Male (5-10), 2 FW Male (10-15), 1 FW Male
FW Feamle (0-5), 1 FWFemale (10-15), 1 FWFemale (15-20), 1 FWFemale
1 FWFemale (40-50)
Coonrad Sellers 1FW Male (0-5), 1 FW Male (40-50), 1 FWFemale
Looks like a second marriage for the older Coonrad, but too young
to be the
Coonrad of 1820, if the age is correct.
Burke Co., NC 1790 (all found listed in 6th Company)
James Sellers 1 FWMale (16+), 1 FW Male (-16), 4 FWFemale (includes head)
Jno. Sellers 1 FWMale (16+), 2 FWMale (-16), 1 FWFemale
Robert Sellers, Sr 1 FWMale (16+). 2FWMale (-16), 3 FWFemale
Robert Sellers, Jr 1 FWMale (+16), 5FWFemale
1800 Burke Co, NC
Edward Sellars - p.797 - 1 FWMale (under 10), 1 FWMale (16-26) ,
(under 10), 1 FWFemale (16-26)
James Sellars - p. 791 - 4 FWMale (under 10), 2 FWMale (10-16), 1
(16-16), 1 FWMale (26-44), 2 FWFemale (10-16), 1 FWFemale (16-26), 1
James Sellars - p. 794 - 2 FWMale (under 10), 1 FWMale (10-16), 1
4 FWFemale (under 10), 2 FWFemale (10-16), 1 FWFemale (26-44)
Robert Sellars - p. 792 - 3 FWMale (under 10), 1 FWMale (26-44),
2 FWFemale (Under 10), 1 FW Female (16 -26)
(looks like a parent is living with this family)
Robert Sellars, p. 794 - 3 FWMale (under 10), 1 FWMale (10-16), 1
14 FWFemale (under 10), 1 FWFemale (16-26)
Robert Sellars - p. 796 - 1 FWMale (45+), 1 FW Female (45+)
>From 1810 Burke Co., NC census forward NO Sellers/Sellars---Where'd
Then over in Rutherford Co., NC
John Sellers - 1 poll
Zachariah Sellers, Sr - 1 poll
Zachariah Sellers, Jr - 1 poll
In 1797 William Huddleston deeded land as a Gift to Isaac Sellers
1790 Rutherford Co., NC census
1800 Rutherford Co., NC census
Elizabeth Sellers - p. 145 - 1 FWMale (under 10), 1 FWMale (10-16),
(under 10), 1 FWFemale ( 26-44)
Isaac Sellars - p. 145 - 1 FWMale (Under 10), 1 FWMale (26-45), 1
(under 10), 1 FWFemale (16-26)
(he appears to be too old to be the Isaac Sellers found in Haywood Co in
John Sillars -p. 143 - 1 FWMale (10-16), 1 FWMale (45+), 1 FWFemale (26-45)
1809 Rutherford Co., NC John Carson sold land to Michael Sellers
1810 Rutherford Co., NC
Elijah Sellers - p. 134 - 1 FWMale (under 10), 1 FWMale (16-26),
After 1810 census - NO more Sellers...vanished again.
Joyce Taylor <email@example.com>
My last 3 email messages to Charmaine have been returned, and I trust
she will receive this info on Moses & Martha (Ledbetter)Morgan who were
in Gilmer/Fannin Cos. Ga. in l850-l880 by this method. Thanks Marie.