16 Jul 2002 12:09:03 -0600
Message Board Post:
I have reached a deadend in searching for Sellers ancestors. I am
Mathieu Sellers who was born about 1750 in South Carolina. He married a
lady named Ester Nels who was also born about 1750 in South Carolina. They
had a son named Louis Mathieu Sellers who was supposedly born in Charleston
South Carolina on March 15, 1772. However, the info I have found suggests
that Mathieu and Ester were married in St. Martinville, Louisiana about
1770. The descendents of these folks ended up settling in and around
Abbeville, Louisiana. I have the tree from Mathieu on down and would like
to know where Mathieu's parents came from and try and trace back from there.
If anyone has any information on this line of the Sellers family I would
appreciate any info you may have. I can be reached at E-mail:
nov 19, 2003
Marie and Ed,
I am very interested in this line of Sellers. I am a descendant of
these guys through Emile Sellers who was the son Lewis Mathew Sellers
according to Ed's research. I have been watching for any information on
these guys because it pretty much stops at the senior Mathew. I have a
family tree compiled by some of the Sellers clan who reside in
Abbeville, Louisiana and they do not list the junior Mathew as Louis
Mathew. I think there is a bust in our tree because they have the
father of Mathew senior as being the controversial William Sellers who
lived in Tarboro in 1750. Please keep up the good work on researching
this line of Sellers. This is the first time I see an interest in this
line. The descendants of Emile ended up settling down in an around
From: Marie Sellers-Hollinger [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: [SELLERS] Louis Matthew Sellers Mystery/ST MARTIN, la
ED, thanks for caring.
I believe we need Documents to EACH item.
I thought we had a marriage license FEB 8, 1796 ST MARTIN , LA =
MATHIEU SELLERS and MARIE AUCOIN BUT, I can NOT find original, perhaps
just NOT proven/OR we don't have document, etc?
HE is NOT proven as a LEWIS MATHEW SELLERS born 1772?
so, I would NOT use these other first /middle Names until PROVEN.
AND when/how did YOU prove to LEWIS MATHEW SELLERS???
I see charts connected to SC and NC = PERHAPS kids place of parents
birth in 1880? OR how proven? =
WE can use Other Charts to kinda help us prove back to these
counties/states of our PROVEN SELLERS.
BUT, we must Prove Each Family thro the years = census,marriages,
DON'T think we have on this family,
BUT, we can start/continue.
1790 where are we =
1800 where are we =
PLEASE understand what we need.
From: EHUDSONIII@aol.com [mailto:EHUDSONIII@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 1:34 PM
Subject: [SELLERS] Louis Matthew Sellers Mystery
There was a man named Louis Matthew Sellers who was born in Charleston,
South Carolina on March 15, 1772. He married Marie Reine Aucoin in St.
Martin Parish, Louisiana in 1796. Louis Matthew's parents are identified
as Matthew Sellers and Esther Neel in St. Martin Parish Church records.
However, My records indicate that the Matthew Sellers who married Esther
Neel was the son of (William) Benjamin Sellers Jr. and Letitia Duncan,
and that he was born about 1780. He did have a son named Matthew born
about 1802. Obviously something is amiss. Can anyone help me straighten
v 19, 2003
Hi Clyde and Marie,
The only info I have on these folks comes from a note posted by Mary Wiley
Campbell on the St. Martin County/Parish Louisiana page of Marie's Sellers
Family Genealogy site, and several family trees posted on Ancestry.com. Ms.
Campbell says the Louisiana church records of the marriage of Mathieu (Matthew)
Sellers and Marie Reine Aucoin state that Mathieu's parents were Mathieu (Matthew)
Sellers and Esther Neel. The family trees I saw state that the full name was
Louis Mathieu Sellers, born in Charleston, SC on March 15, 1772. I have no
proof that these assertions are accurate, but the trees are very detailed, and
appear to have come from family records. I have e-mailed Mary Campbell and the
poster of the most detailed tree in an attempt to find additional data, but I've
received no reply.
As to the business about "William of Tarboro", it's been obvious to me for
years that the man's full name had to be William Benjamin Sellers, and that he
merely went by Benjamin. This is now proven by an entry in an old Bible started
by the Hartwell H. Sellers family, and now in the possession of Carlah Drury.
"William of Tarboro" was not a myth, but merely a confusion about his name in
various books and records. As far as I'm concerned, this debate and
speculation is over. Others may continue to beat this dead horse if they wish.
The problem I'm having now is that, if Louis Matthew Sellers was indeed the
son of Matthew Sellers and Esther Neel, then my previous information on these
folks is wrong, at least as to dates. If I discover anything more definitive on
these folks, I'll let you know, and I would appreciate it if you'd do the
nov 19, 2003
CLYDE, thank you for sharing.
could we have a small Name/Date/Place chart on your EMILE SELLERS =
BORN WHEN/WHERE =
MARRIED WHEN /WHERE =
ANY documents you have on LA SELLERS = marriages, census/ deaths/ etc?
THANK YOU for sharing SELLERS