from Diane Gravlee [geodiagravlee@worldnet.att.net]

 

 

Descendants of Matthew SELLERS

 

 

 

 

Generation One

 

 

1.  Matthew SELLERS may be the son of John and Elizabeth Sellers and the grandson of William Sellers, who was transported to Isle of Wight County , Virginia on 25 November 1657 as probably an indentured servant by Christopher Reynolds.  Reynolds received 350 acres of land for the passage of William Sellers and six others.  The name Sellers or Seller means a trader, salesman, or local "of the cellar."   The Sellers Coat of Arms is described as follows: Red shield, a silver Chevron between three silver cups.  A Crest: a demi-swan with wings of endorsed silver.  The Mantling: Red and silver. Helmet: Silver.  The profile helmet with visor closed, is that of an esquire.  Dishes were a rarity.  This arms is of a punning nature, where the charge is in some measure suggestive of the name.  There is no data as to when this arms was granted, but the design suggests an early date.1,2  He was born circa 1675 at probably Isle of Wight County , Virginia .  He married Catherine (?).  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 50 acres of land from Benjamin Foreman, Sr on 15 July 1717 at along the Reedy Swamp, Chowan County, North Carolina.3  He appeared on the tax list in 1721 at Chowan County, North Carolina, with 50 acres of land.3  He witnessed the formation of Bertie County, which came out of Chowan County, North Carolina and incorporated Matthew Sellers' land in 1722.3  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 170 acres adjacent to his own land on 1 April 1724 at south of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina.3  He was referenced in a land record when he received another grant for an additional 192 acres adjacent to his own land on 1 February 1725 at south of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina.  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres of his land to Timothy Hind; this was part of the 170 acres he received in 1724 on 8 November 1726 at south of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina.3  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 more acres to John Sceller [Sellers?]; this being part of the 192 acres he received in 1725 on 7 August 1727 at south of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina.3  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 100 acres from John Mohere for 20 barrels of tar on 19 December 1729 at south of Kirby Creek, a branch of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina.3  He died between 6 July 1739 and February 1740 at Bertie County, North Carolina.2,4  The estate of Matthew SELLERS, now deceased, was inventoried in September 1740 at Bertie County, North Carolina, and submitted to the court.4

 

     Catherine (?)5 was mentioned in court papers when she was appointed administrator of her deceased husband's estate in August 1740 at Bertie County , North Carolina.4

     Known children of Matthew SELLERS and Catherine (?) were:

                             2.           i.     Benjamin SELLERS, born circa 1710 at probably Isle of Wight County , Virginia ; married (?) (?) (Mrs. Benjamin Sellers); married Sarah Hickman.

 

Generation Two

 

 

2.  Benjamin SELLERS6,7,8,9 was written about in a book entitled "Some Descendants of William Sellers;"  this book should have been titled "Some Descendants of Benjamin Sellers" and contains many errors.  It should not be used as a primary source.  He was born circa 1710 at probably Isle of Wight County , Virginia .  He married (?) (?) (Mrs. Benjamin Sellers) circa 1735 at North Carolina.10  He lived before February 1740 at Tarboro, Edgecombe , North Carolina .  He was mentioned in court papers when the deed for selling 50 acres of his deceased father's land to Benjamin Hill was referenced by the court in February 1740 at south of the Meherrin River, Bertie County, North Carolina.4  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 350 acres of land on 19 August 1741 at south side of the Swift Creek, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.11  He married Sarah Hickman between 1750 and 1760 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.12,13  He wrote a will on 3 January 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,14  He died circa March 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  His will was proved in March 1761 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.11

 

     Known children of Benjamin SELLERS and (?) (?) (Mrs. Benjamin Sellers) were as follows:

                             3.           i.     Elisha SELLERS, born before 1740 at Virginia ; married (?) (?) (Mrs. Elisha Sellers); married Sarah (?); married Mary Willets.

                             4.          ii.     Rev. Benjamin SELLERS, born before 1740; married (?) BRYANT; married Letitia Duncan (possible surname).

                             5.         iii.     William SELLERS, born before 1740; married (?) (?) (Mrs. William Sellers).

                                         iv.     Henry SELLERS15,16,16 was an ancestor of descendants who settled in North Carolina and South Carolina .  He had possible military service as a sergeant from the 1st and 4th North Carolina regiments.17  He was born circa 1740.

                                          v.     James SELLERS18,18,18 was born circa 1740.18  He died between 1790 and 1799 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.18

                                         vi.     Joel SELLERS15,19 was an ancestor of descendants that settled around Charleston , South Carolina .  He was born between 1742 and 1748 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.20  He was listed in the court papers when he chose Sarah Hickman as his guardian in June 1762 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.11  He married possibly to a woman named Amelia.  He appeared on the tax list in 1769 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the tax list in 1772 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He purchased 400 acres of land from his brother, Matthew SELLERS,  on 9 January 1772 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He possibly had children: Sion [1775-185?], Elisha [1785-185?], Joel [1787-185?] and Matthew [1780/84-183?] if he was married to Amelia.21  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 100 acres on 21 December 1779 at on the south side of Seven Creeks, probably Brunswick County, North Carolina.22  He died between 1780 and 1789 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.23

                             6.        vii.     Matthew SELLERS, born 1743 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina ; married Ann Corbett.

                                       viii.     Jechonias SELLERS2,23 was born circa 1747 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina .  He was listed in the court papers when he chose Sarah Hickman as his guardian in June 1762 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.11  He lived with Arthur Robbins and Mary Penelope Sellers circa 1765 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.2  He appeared on the tax list in 1769 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He lived between 1781 and 1783 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina .  He moved back by 17 September 1784 to Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He witnessed the land record of Arthur Robbins on 17 September 1784 at on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina; when he sold 100 acres to Dennis Fowler.24  He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Mary Penelope Sellers and Benjamin Robbins at Brunswick County, North Carolina.25  He died circa November 1813 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.

                             7.          ix.     Simon SELLERS, born 1748 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina ; married Susan (?); married Winney Baker.

                             8.           x.     Mary Penelope SELLERS, born after 1748 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina ; marriage contract Arthur Robbins.

 

     Sarah HICKMAN possibly the sister to Nathaniel Hickman Jr., who died in 1803.  She was born circa 1728 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina, the daughter of Nathaniel Hickman Sr.26  She was listed as a wife in the will of Benjamin SELLERS on 3 January 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,14  She was mentioned in court papers when she was chosen or appointed guardian of Benjamin Sellers' children in June 1762 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.11  She married Thomas DIXON on 15 June 1763 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.27,28  She and Thomas DIXON had 9 children: Nicholas, Hickman, Thomas, Unity, Sarah, Elizabeth, Charity, Kesiah 1st, Kesiah 2nd Dixon.  She was named as a daughter in the will of Nathaniel Hickman on 10 March 1790 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.29  She witnessed the will of Thomas DIXON on 14 September 1790 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.2,29  She was named as a daughter of Nathaniel Hickman when his will was probated in November 1795 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina.29

     There were no known children of Benjamin SELLERS and Sarah Hickman.

 

Generation Three

 

 

3.  Elisha SELLERS30,31,32,33 was born before 1740 at Virginia (alternative birth year of 1744).34,35  He emigrated circa 1750 from Virginia to NC.  He married (?) (?) (Mrs. Elisha Sellers).  He was listed as a son in the will of Benjamin SELLERS on 3 January 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,14  He appeared on the tax list in 1763 at New Hanover County (Brunswick County a year later), North Carolina.36  He was referenced in a land record when his grant for 200 acres was entered in the court records on 22 March 1763 at on the southwest side of the Waccamaw, New Hanover County (Brunswick County a year later), North Carolina.37  He married Sarah (?) circa 1765.38  He was a surveyor in December 1769 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.39  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted another 200 acres by the British Crown on 16 December 1769 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.37  He married Mary Willets, daughter of Samuel Willets and Ann Leonard, circa 1781 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.40  He had military service as a private in the North Carolina militia; he fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina.  He can be traced through Gene Gravlee's Sons of the American Revolution national number 153441 on 8 September 1781.41,42  The following story of the spoon molds has been handed down through time and the family.  While serving in the Continental Army, Elisha's wife and children were forced to submit to the Tory plunderers.  The Tories completed a thorough search and garnered their spoils in a heap outside the gate and proceeded to put them in shape to be easily carried.  When they had finished packing and were well on their way, the children went to the place by the gate and found the spoon molds that the Tories had left.  Whether they were missed or left on purpose because of their weight is not known.  These molds became a highly prized possession of Elisha and Mary Sellers, as well as being useful to them.  Years later, Elisha and Mary's home became the home of their son, Samuel and his wife, Sarah, and the spoon molds became a part of their household goods.  When Samuel and Sarah moved to Alabama , they brought these historic spoon molds with them.  The molds eventually became the property of Ellis Sellers, the great grandson of Samuel and Sarah.  This story of the spoon molds can be found in the Sellers Folder at the Alabama State Archives and was contributed by Cornelia Sellers Bean.  He was referenced in a land record when he received a grant for 100 acres on 1 August 1783 at on Moore 's Creek, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the tax list in 1784 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he endorsed the 100 acres he had there over to his brother, Simon on 26 April 1785 at on Moore's Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.37  He was referenced in a land record when he signed a deed of gift for 200 acres over to James, Nathan and Daniel Ellis on 10 June 1788 at on the southwest side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He was referenced in a land record when he obtained a grant of 100 acres in the name of his son, Willet on 11 July 1788 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the census of 1790 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 3 males 16 or younger and 1 female.43  He was referenced in a land record when another 100 acres was granted by the state on 20 December 1798 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.37  He appeared on the census of 1800 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.43  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres of this land to his son-in-law, Henry Mintz on 12 December 1800 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.37  He filed a will on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  He died in 1813 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  His will was proved in April 1813 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.37

 

     Known children of Elisha SELLERS and (?) (?) (Mrs. Elisha Sellers) were:

                                           i.     Michael SELLERS15 was born circa 1759.  He died before 16 November 1801 as he is not listed in his father's will.48

 

     Sarah (?)15,49 died in 1781 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .

     Known children of Elisha SELLERS and Sarah (?) were as follows:

                                           i.     Mary SELLERS15,50 was born between 1765 and 1780 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  She married Mr. (?) SINGLETARY before 16 November 1801 .  She was listed as a married daughter in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.44,45,46,47

                                          ii.     Sarah W. SELLERS15,50 was born between 1765 and 1780 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  She married Mr. (?) MCCLELLAND before 16 November 1801 .  She was listed as a married daughter in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.44,45,46,47

                                         iii.     Nancy SELLERS15,2 was born between 1765 and 1780 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.2  She died before 16 November 1801 as she is not listed in her father's will of that date.48

                                         iv.     Rev. Thomas SELLERS51,15,2 was a Methodist minister.  He was born circa 1768 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He married Sarah (?).  He was referenced in a land record when a grant was entered in his name for 50 acres on 9 July 1792 at Starboard Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was mentioned in court papers when he was periodically appointed to serve on the county jury between July 1793 and December 1830 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was mentioned in court papers when he registered his ear mark for his cattle on 11 April 1796 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 320 acres on 7 March 1798 at on the Shallotte River , Brunswick County , North Carolina.52  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 320 acres on 13 August 1801 at on the Shallotte River , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was listed as a son and as one of the executors in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres of land on the north side of West Ash near the Waccamaw River on 22 June 1805 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.52  He appeared on the census of 1810 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 3 males 0-10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 3 females 0-10, 2 females 10-16, and female 16-26.52  He was referenced in a land record when he purchased 75 acres on 10 August 1816 at on the north side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.53  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 300 acres; he sold this land on 6 August 1818 on 22 December 1817 at on the south side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, North Carolina.53  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 100 acres from John Raybourn.  He sold this same parcel on 17 August 1825 on 1 December 1823 at on Cherry Tree Branch of Bell Swamp, Town Creek, Brunswick, North Carolina.53  He appeared on the census of 1830 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male 60-70, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 50-60.53  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 50 acres on 12 April 1841 at on the north side of Fall Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.53  He and Sarah (?) appeared on the census of 1850 at Lockwoods Folly District, Brunswick, North Carolina, in the household of Frederick Arnold and his wife, Sarah.  Frederick was probably a son-in-law.54,53  He died between 1850 and 1859.

                                          v.     Matthew SELLERS49,30,6,15,2 was an attorney.  He was born in 1768 at Brunswick County , North Carolina , (alternative birth year of 1763).55,56  He married (?) (?) (Mrs. Matthew Sellers) before 1790.  He appeared on the census of 1790 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of himself and 1 female over 16.57  He was mentioned in court papers when the court recorded his ear mark for his cattle on 11 April 1796 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.57  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 50 acres from Benjamin Simmins on 9 January 1797 at on the northeast side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, North Carolina.57  In 1800 Matthew SELLERS served as a justice of the peace at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the census of 1800 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male 26-45, 1 male 1-10, 2 females 1-10, and 1 female 26-45.57  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 400 acres from Benjamin Taylor on 5 November 1801 at on Wet Ash Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.57  He was listed as a son in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  He married (?) (?) (Mrs. Matthew Sellers) before 1803.  He married Sara Jane WARD in 1803 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he received a grant for 60 acres on 20 December 1803 at on the north side of Willis Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina.57  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed to the county jury in January 1805 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He witnessed the land record of his brother,  Rev. Thomas SELLERS, on 22 June 1805 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.52  He was mentioned in court papers when he was made overseer of the New Britton road by the court in November 1807 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the census of 1810 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 1 male 1-10, 1 male 16-26, 2 females 1-10, 2 females 10-16, and 1 female 26-45.57  He was mentioned in court papers when the court appointed him to superior court jury duty in January 1810 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed justice of the peace, representing the Waccamaw District in January 1811 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  In January 1814 Matthew SELLERS served as a judge of the county court at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed tax collector for the Waccamaw District in April 1815 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He served on various juries before August 1824 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the census of 1830 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male 60-70, 3 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 0-5, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 30-40.58  He immigrated between 1831 and 1838 to Pike County, Alabama.  He appeared on the census of 1840 at Pike County , Alabama , with a household consisting of 1 males 70-80, 1 female 50-60 and 1 female 10-15.58  He died on 12 November 1849 at Pike County , Alabama .  He was buried at Catalpa, Pike, Alabama .

                                         vi.     William Calvin SELLERS I49,15,59 was born circa 1770 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, (alternative birth year of 1760).60,61  He had military service in the Revolutionary War at age 16.62  He appeared on the census of 1790 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 16, 3 males less than 16 and 4 females; William may have been looking out for his uncle's widow, Amelia Sellers and her children and was acting as head of household.63  He was listed as a son in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  He married Eleanor Edwards.  He died circa 1860 at North Carolina.64

 

     Mary WILLETS49,15,2,2 was also known as Mary Willis which is incorrectly given in some sources.  She was born between 1755 and 1756 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, based on estimates from her marriage and the birth of her children; Samuel Willets is cited as her father as she was the daughter of one of Hope Willets Sr.'s sons and Hope Willets Jr. and Joseph B. Willets were both born too late (1740's) to be her father.  This leaves Samuel Willets, who was born about 1732.2  She was listed as a wife and one of the executor in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.44,45,46,47

     Known children of Elisha SELLERS and Mary Willets were as follows:

                                           i.     John Bryant SELLERS15,33 was born after 1781 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, as he was a minor (under 21) when his father wrote his will on 16 November 1801.65  He was referenced in a land record when he received a grant of 100 acres from the state through his father's signature on 8 August 1800 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.43  He was listed as a son in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  He died before April 1813 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, as a minor under age as he was no longer living when his father's will was probated; the land he inherited from his father was sold to a Benjamin Sellers instead.66

                                          ii.     Mary Peoples SELLERS50,67,15,68,2 was born on 22 November 1782 as referenced in "Mintz Families of the Old South" by A. Gregg Moore and Bob J. Vogels.69  She married Henry David MINTZ.  She was listed as a married daughter in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  She and Henry David MINTZ appeared on the census of 1850 at Shallotte District, Brunswick, North Carolina.70  She died on 18 March 1863 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, at age 80.2  She was also known as Ann Peoples SELLERS.

                                         iii.     Willets SELLERS30,71,72 was born circa 1783 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.73  He received a grant of 100 acres of land signed by his father, Elisha SELLERS, on 11 July 1788 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He witnessed the land record of Rev. Thomas SELLERS on 7 March 1798 at on the Shallotte River, Brunswick County, North Carolina.52  He appeared on the census of 1800 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male 16-26 and 1 female 16-26.74  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 100 acres with improvements on 28 July 1800 at on the east side of the Waccamaw, Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He was listed as a son in the will of Elisha SELLERS on 16 November 1801 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.44,45,46,47  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted an additional 100 acres adjoining his father's property on 8 December 1802 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.74  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres to Benjamin Sellers, possibly his brother on 1 August 1803 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He married Catherine (?) in 1805 as mentioned in their son, Willis', bible where he cites his parents' names.  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed to serve on the county jury in January 1805 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was mentioned in court papers when he was licensed to sell spirituous liquors at his home on 27 January 1806 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed constable of Waccamaw District on 25 April 1808 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  A bond for the marriage of he and Sarah THOMPSON was signed on 13 May 1808 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres to Hugh Stanaland on 25 June 1808 at on the east side of Waccamaw, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold an additional 100 acres to Jacob Stanaland on 18 July 1808 at on the east side of Waccamaw, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 100 acres from John Clewes on 20 February 1810 at Starboard Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 180 acres to Samuel Gause on 12 July 1810 at Starboard Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He witnessed the land record of his brother,  Rev. Thomas SELLERS, on 10 August 1816 at on the north side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.53  He was referenced in a land record when he deed 50 acres to his son, Benjamin G. Sellers on 19 January 1849 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.75  He married Mary (?) before 1850.  He and Mary (?) appeared on the census of 1850 at Lockwoods Folly District, Brunswick County , North Carolina.54  He died between 1850 and 1859.  He was also known as Willis an incorrect spelling of his mother's maiden name.

                                         iv.     Martha W. SELLERS15,76 was born between 1783 and 1793 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  She was not listed in her father's will on 16 November 1801.48  She married John PERKINS on 4 August 1808 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.2

                                          v.     Benjamin SELLERS77,15 was born in 1786 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He had military service in the War of 1812 in the North Carolina militia.2  He died after 1835 although he is not listed in his father's will of 1801 and may not be Elisha Sellers' son.48

                                         vi.     Samuel Calvin SELLERS78,79,80,6,81,15,82,83 was born on 17 April 1788 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, (alternative birth year of 1787).84,85,86  On 16 November 1801 Samuel Calvin SELLERS was not listed in his father's will, although his name appears later when the will is proved.48  He married Sarah STANALAND, daughter of Hugh Stanaland III and Sarah (?), on 31 July 1806 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, (alternative marriage date of 19 December 1806).87,88,89,90  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed constable of the Waccamaw District for a 2 year term in October 1808 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 100 acres from Christopher Bassford on 1 June 1810 at on the east side of Caw Caw Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.91  He was listed as a son and heir in the proving of the will of Elisha SELLERS in April 1813 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, even though he was not listed in the actual will.37  He appeared on the tax list in 1815 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, in the Waccamaw District near Caw Caw Swamp.  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 50 additional acres from Samuel Clewis on 17 September 1818 at on the east side of Caw Caw Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the census of 1830 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 3 males 15-20, 2 males 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 3 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 20-30 and 1 female 40-50.92  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 130 acres of his land on 1 August 1834 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He and Sarah STANALAND immigrated on 29 January 1835 to Three Notch Road, Missouri Beat, Pike, Alabama, taking four weeks by ox wagon to arrive from Brunswick County, North Carolina to this land 25 miles north of Troy, Alabama, which is located today at the intersection of Bullock County routes 19 and 8.93  He was a member of a Primitive Baptist church at the Friendship Church, near Perote, Pike, Alabama.  He appeared on the census of 1840 at Pike County, Alabama.92  He and Gammelial SELLERS were referenced in a land record when Samuel Calvin SELLERS sold 80 acres of land to his son, Gammelial SELLERS, for $100 on 24 August 1842 at Pike County, Alabama.94  He and Hosea Pickett SELLERS were referenced in a land record when Samuel Calvin SELLERS, sold 160 acres of land to his son, Hosea Pickett SELLERS, for $100 on 24 August 1842 at Pike County, Alabama.95  He and Joseph Cornelius Sellers were referenced in a land record when Samuel Calvin SELLERS sold 170 acres of land to his son, Joseph Cornelius SELLERS, for $100 on 24 August 1842 at Pike County, Alabama.96  On 12 December 1842 Samuel Calvin SELLERS and Gammelial SELLERS were referenced in a land record at Pike County, Alabama, when Samuel Calvin SELLERS gave his son, Gammelial SELLERS, negroes, horses, cattle, tools, and other property.  On 25 March 1853 , Gammelial SELLERS relinquished his rights to the named property and the relinquishment was recorded on 16 September 1857 .  The reason for these papers remains a mystery.97  He was a postmaster, establishing the first post office between 1846 and 1850 at Missouri Beat, Pike County , Alabama .  He was a farmer in 1850 at Pike County, Alabama.98  He and Sarah STANALAND appeared on the census of 1850 at Pike County, Alabama.99  He wrote a will on 16 December 1854 at Pike County, Alabama.100,101  He died on 11 July 1857 at Missouri Beat, Pike, Alabama, at age 69.102,103,104,105  He was buried at the Sellers Family Cemetery on Bullock County Road 19, Inverness, Bullock, Alabama, listed on Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1976 with a marker installed in 2000.106,107,108,93  His will was proved on 9 September 1857 at Pike County, Alabama.109  A letter of executorship for his estate was advertised in the paper on 15 December 1858 at Pike County, Alabama.110

 

4.  Rev. Benjamin SELLERS111,15 was an ancestor of descendants who settled near Sellers Station, South Carolina .  He may have sold land in 1826, but he was dead by then; there is much confusion with this person and source dates.  He was born before 1740 as he was over age 21 at the time of his father's will was written.112  He was listed as a son under 21 years of age in the will of Benjamin SELLERS on 3 January 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,14  He married (?) BRYANT.  He and (?) BRYANT had 2 other children, who both died young.  He appeared on the tax list in 1769 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.112  He witnessed the land record of his brother, Matthew SELLERS, on 28 March 1771 at on Shallotte Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He sold land to his brother, Rev. Benjamin SELLERS, in 1773 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina.113  He bought land from his brother, Matthew SELLERS, on 4 January 1773 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He married Letitia Duncan (possible surname).  He bought land from his brother, Matthew SELLERS,  in January 1774 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was a chain carrier for a survey done for Simon Sellers, possibly his brother on 16 March 1779 at on the east side of Beaverdam Swamp , North Carolina .  He appeared on the census of 1790 at All Saints Parish, Georgetown District, Waccamaw (later Horry County), South Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 16, 3 males of 16 or less and 3 females.112  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 640 acres on 2 July 1792 at Huggins Creek branch of Mitchell Swamp, Waccamaw County (later Horry County), South Carolina.112  He appeared on the census of 1800 at Horry County, South Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 1 male 0-10, 2 males 16-26, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 10-16 and 1 female 16-26.  He was ordained in 1801 as a Methodist minister by Bishop Richard Whatcoat, a traveling companion of Bishop Francis Ashbury (volume 3, page 9 in "The Journals and Letters of Francis Ashbury").112  He was a minister, who built the first church at Green Sea, North Carolina (Norton's Church) between 1801 and 1807.  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted another 1000 acres on 25 August 1802 at Huggins Creek branch of Mitchell Swamp , Horry County , South Carolina .  He signed the papers for the administration of the estate of Luke SELLERS on 25 August 1803 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He appeared on the census of 1810 at Horry County, South Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 2 females over 45 and 1 female 16-26.115  He was referenced in a land record when purchased 150 acres; this deed was proved in Brunswick County court of 29 January 1816.  Benjamin was still a resident of Horry County, North Carolina at the time of this purchase on 28 December 1815 at on Beaverdam Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.115  He proved the will of his brother, Simon SELLERS,  on 1 January 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.2,115  He was referenced in a land record when he deeded his 150 acre plantation to his grandson, William Rothwell on 19 March 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.115  He filed his will on 25 March 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.115  He died in April 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  His will was recorded in October 1817 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .

 

     (?) BRYANT112,15 was born daughter of John and Christian Bryant of St. Paul 's Parish in Charleston District of South Carolina.116

     Known children of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS and (?) BRYANT were as follows:

                                           i.     Jordan SELLERS30,6,15,117 was born on 16 February 1763 at Marion County, South Carolina.  He began military service before September 1781 at Columbus County , North Carolina , as a private in a North Carolina unit, serving with General Nathaniel Greene.  He had military service on 8 September 1781 at South Carolina in the Battle of Eutaw Spring and served on the side of the patriots until the end of the Revolutionary War.  He married Elizabeth HUNCHY in 1789.  He appeared on the census of 1790 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.118  He was mentioned in court papers when he was appointed to jury duty in April 1795 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He appeared on the census of 1800 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He signed the papers for the administration of the estate of Luke SELLERS on 25 August 1803 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He appeared on the census of 1810 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He was listed as a son in the will of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS on 25 March 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.115  He married Mary OSBORNE in July 1817.30  He appeared on the census of 1820 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He appeared on the census of 1830 at Marion County, South Carolina.114  He [M ] on 15 September 1834 at Robeson County, North Carolina; applied for a military pension.114  He died on 9 September 1838 at Marion County, South Carolina, at age 75 (or alternative death date of 1833).119

                                          ii.     Sarah SELLERS may have died at a young age.  She and Mary SELLERS may be the same person, perhaps named Mary Sarah Sellers, daughter of Benjamin Sellers and Miss Bryant.  She was born circa 1764.

                                         iii.     Mary SELLERS120 and Sarah SELLERS may be the same person, perhaps named Mary Sarah Sellers, daughter of Benjamin Sellers and Miss Bryant.  She was born circa 1764.  She married Jonathan ROTHWELL.  She and Jonathan ROTHWELL had 4 other children: A.B. Rothwell, Jonathan H. Rothwell, Lydia Rothwell [married Mr. Turrentine] and another daughter[Mrs. King].

 

     Letitia DUNCAN (POSSIBLE SURNAME)118,15,121 was born circa 1755.122  She was listed as a wife in the will of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS on 25 March 1817 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.115  She was qualified as executrix for the recording of the will of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS in October 1817 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  She appeared on the census of 1820 at Brunswick County , North Carolina , with a household consisting of 2 females over 45 and 1 male 18-26.115

     Known children of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS and Letitia Duncan (possible surname) were as follows:

                                           i.     Wright SELLERS123,15,124 was born in 1774 at North Carolina .  He married (?) DUNCAN .  He and (?) DUNCAN had 7 other children, all of whom were daughters.  He signed the papers for the administration of the estate of Luke SELLERS on 25 August 1803 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He appeared on the census of 1810 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He was listed as a son in the will of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS on 25 March 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.115  He appeared on the census of 1820 at Horry County, South Carolina.114  He emigrated in 1826 from near Iron Springs Swamp, Horry County, South Carolina, to Pike County, Alabama.121  He appeared on the census of 1830 at Pike County (later part of Barbour County), Alabama.114  He was referenced in a land record when he patented land in 1836 at Barbour County, Alabama.114

                                          ii.     Luke SELLERS15,125 was born between 1774 and 1790.  He married Rebecca (?).126  He died in 1803 at Horry County , South Carolina .  The estate of Luke SELLERS, now deceased, was inventoried on 25 August 1803 at Horry County , South Carolina.114

                                         iii.     Rev. Levin SELLERS15,125 was born between 1774 and 1790.  He never married.  He was a Methodist clergyman in the Edisto Circuit (now Orangevale ) and in the Cypress Circuit near Columbia , South Carolina between 1806 and 1807 at South Carolina .  He was a Methodist clergyman between 1807 and 1809 at Cypress Circuit, Saluda District near Columbia , probably Richland County , South Carolina.114  He died on 26 August 1809 at Cypress Circuit, Saluda District near Columbia , probably Richland County , South Carolina.121

                                         iv.     Rhoda SELLERS127,31,15 was born on 11 November 1784 .  She married James FAULK before 1805.  She was listed as a married daughter in the will of Rev. Benjamin SELLERS on 25 March 1817 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.115  She and James FAULK appeared on the census of 1830 at Pike County, Alabama.114  She died on 8 November 1847 at Louisville, Barbour, Alabama, at age 62.

 

5.  William SELLERS15,16,16 lived at Louisiana .  He was stolen by Indians, but escaped.  He was born before 1740.  He married (?) (?) (Mrs. William Sellers).

 

     Known children of William SELLERS and (?) (?) (Mrs. William Sellers) were:

                                           i.     Isham SELLERS15,128 was born circa 1754 at Duplin County , North Carolina .  He had military service Revolutionary War as a private for 20 months in the North Carolina line; he was wounded at South River and fought at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge and at Guilford 's Courthouse.  He married Eunice VANN in 1776.  He married Lydia BARR between 1819 and 1825.  He lived before 1832 at Sampson County , North Carolina .  He lived before 1832 at Tennessee .  He lived in 1832 at Kentucky .  He died in July 1837 at Henderson County , Kentucky .

 

6.  Matthew SELLERS129,130,15 was born in 1743 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,131  He was listed in the court papers when he chose Sarah Hickman as his guardian in June 1762 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.11  He appeared on the tax list in 1769 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.39  He was a chain carrier for his brother, Elisha's land survey in December 1769 at Starboard Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.39  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 300 acres of land on 16 December 1769 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina.39  He married Ann Corbett circa 1770.50  He was referenced in a land record at on the southwest side of the White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina, when he applied for 400 more acres of land and it was granted between 4 September 1770 and 18 April 1771.  He was referenced in a land record when he purchased 200 acres from his brother-in-law, Arthur Robbins on 28 March 1771 at on Shallotte Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 400 acres of land to his brother, Joel Sellers on 9 January 1772 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  On 14 January 1772 Matthew SELLERS was referenced in a land record on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina, when he sold 400 acres to Jethro Robbins.39  He was referenced in a land record when he purchased his father's former land from his brother, Simon, who had inherited it on 4 March 1772 at on Swift Creek, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  He was referenced in a land record when he sold another 150 acres to James Corbett, his father-in-law on 15 September 1772 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He bought land from his brother, Rev. Benjamin SELLERS, in 1773 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina.113  He was referenced in a land record on 4 January 1773 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He and Ann Corbett lived in May 1773 at Balden County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold another 300 acres to his brother, Benjamin in January 1774 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold his father's former land on 29 November 1774 at on Swift Creek, Edgecombe County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold land to William G[anu?] and Joseph Hewett in March 1776 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He witnessed the land record of Arthur Robbins on 17 September 1784 at on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina; when he sold 100 acres to Dennis Fowler.24  He died circa December 1807 at Livingston County, Kentucky.2  His will was proved in January 1808 at Livingston County, Kentucky.132

 

     Ann CORBETT50 was born circa 1751 daughter of James Corbett.133  She was referenced in a land record when she acquired (inherited?) the 150 acres that her husband sold to her father in September 1772 on 5 May 1773 at on the White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina.39

     Known children of Matthew SELLERS and Ann Corbett were as follows:

                                           i.     Rhoda SELLERS50,50,50 was born at North Carolina .  She was listed as a daughter in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County, Kentucky.132  She married Elisha Minner on 8 June 1809 at Livingston County, Kentucky.134

                                          ii.     Salome SELLERS50,50,50 was born at North Carolina .  She married Thomas Travis on 15 August 1805 at Livingston County , Kentucky.134  She was listed as a daughter in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County , Kentucky.132

                                         iii.     Ann SELLERS50,50,50 was born at North Carolina .  She married Robert Galloway at Livingston County , Kentucky .  She was listed as a daughter in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County , Kentucky.132

                                         iv.     Mary SELLERS50,50,50 was born at North Carolina .  She was listed as a daughter in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County , Kentucky.132  She married Joseph Hughes on 10 January 1809 at Livingston County , Kentucky.134

                                          v.     Rev. Samuel SELLERS50,50,50 was a Methodist clergyman.  He was born at North Carolina .  He was listed as a son in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County , Kentucky.132

                                         vi.     John SELLERS50,50,50 was born at North Carolina .  He married Elizabeth Kirkwood on 1 October 1807 at Livingston County , Kentucky.134  He was listed as a son in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County , Kentucky.132

                                        vii.     Matthew Bacon SELLERS50,50,50 was born in 1800 at Livingston County , Kentucky.135  He was listed as a son in the proving of the will of Matthew SELLERS in January 1808 at Livingston County , Kentucky.132  He married Elizabeth Cash (groom's first marriage).  He married Angelina Leathers Lewis (groom's second marriage).  He died between 1860 and 1869 at Louisiana.50

 

7.  Simon SELLERS2,136,15 was an ancestor of descendants who settled in Texas and other western states.  He was also known as Sian or Sion Sellers.  He was born in 1748 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.137  He was listed as a son and he inherited the land on Swift Creek in the will of Benjamin SELLERS on 3 January 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,14  He was listed in the court papers when Sarah Hickman was appointed his guardian in June 1762 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.11  He appeared on the tax list in 1769 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He appeared on the tax list in 1772 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He sold the land he inherited from his father to his brother, Matthew SELLERS,  on 4 March 1772 at on Swift Creek, Edgecombe County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he received a grant for 100 acres on 1 July 1773 at on Grissett Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.138  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 150 acres from James Corbett on 19 September 1778 at on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina.138  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres to John Flin on 1 August 1782 at on east side of Beaverdam Swamp, Brunswick County, North Carolina.138  He was referenced in a land record on 1 August 1783 at near the Cape Fear River, North Carolina, when he received a grant for 100 acres on the northwest side of Orton Mill Creek.  In September of that same year, he bought 640 more acres and on 29 October 1785 , added another 100 acres to his land on Mill Creek.  A grant for the latter was awarded on 11 July 1788.138  He received 100 acres endorsed over by his brother, Elisha SELLERS,  on 26 April 1785 at on Moore's Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.37  He lived on 2 August 1787 at Brunswick, Brunswick, North Carolina, when he purchased a house and lot.  He was referenced in a land record when he purchased 320 acres in 1788 at on the east side of Cape Fear on Federal Point, New Hanover County, North Carolina.138  He was referenced in a land record when he purchased a second building lot in March 1789 at Brunswick, Brunswick, North Carolina.  He appeared on the census of 1790 at Brunswick County , North Carolina , with a household consisting of 1 male over 16, 1 male less than 16 and 2 females.139  He lived in December 1792 at Brunswick County , North Carolina , when he served on a jury.  He lived in February 1793 at New Hanover County , North Carolina , when he was now serving on a jury here.  He and Susan (?) were possibly married before April 1799.6  He and Susan (?) appeared on the census of 1800 at New Hanover County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male and 1 female, each age 26-45.139  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted land on 23 November 1804 at on Motte's Creek, New Hanover County, North Carolina.139  He married Winney Baker on 26 April 1814 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.2,6  He appeared on the tax list in 1815 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 500 acres on Cape Fear River north of the first branch above Snows Point on 9 January 1815 at North Carolina.139  He filed a will on 26 December 1816 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.140  He died between 27 December 1816 and 31 December 1816 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.  His will was proved on 1 January 1817 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.2,115

 

     Known children of Simon SELLERS and Susan (?) were as follows:

                                           i.     Simon SELLERS Jr2 married an unknown woman.  He had one child, Susan Sellers.139  He was listed as a son in the will of Simon SELLERS on 26 December 1816 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.140  He was referenced in a land record when he received 3 slaves from his father's estate on 1 December 1818 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .

                                          ii.     Effie SELLERS2 married James Grisson.  She was listed as a married daughter in the will of Simon SELLERS on 26 December 1816 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.140

 

     Winney BAKER was mentioned in court papers on 31 July 1809 at Brunswick County , North Carolina , when she and other ceded property to Isaac Baker, which was probably an inheritance settlement.139  She is listed as a wife  in the will of Simon SELLERS on 26 December 1816 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.140

     There were no known children of Simon SELLERS and Winney Baker.

 

8.  Mary Penelope SELLERS2 and Arthur Robbins had 3 other children besides those listed below; they were two sons and one daughter.23 Mary Penelope SELLERS was born after 1748 at Edgecombe County , North Carolina .  She was listed as a daughter in the will of Benjamin SELLERS on 3 January 1761 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2,14  She was listed in the court papers when the court appointed Sarah Hickman as her guardian in June 1762 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.11  A bond for the marriage of she and Arthur Robbins was signed on 14 April 1764 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.  She and Arthur Robbins lived circa 1765 at Edgecombe County, North Carolina.2  She and Arthur Robbins appeared on the census of 1800 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 1 male over 45, 1 female over 45, 1 male age 16-26, 1 male 10-16, 1 female 10-16, and 1 female 16-26.24  She and Benjamin Robbins appeared on the census of 1810 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.25  She died before 1820 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.

 

     Arthur ROBBINS appeared on the tax list in 1769 at Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 200 acres around Shallot Swamp on 16 December 1769 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.24  He was referenced in a land record when he entered a grant application for 100 acres; no issue date was recorded for this grant on 5 September 1770 at on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina.  He sold 200 acres to his brother-in-law, Matthew SELLERS,  on 28 March 1771 at on Shallotte Swamp , Brunswick County , North Carolina .  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 100 acres to Dennis Fowler on 17 September 1784 at on the west side of White Marsh, Brunswick County, North Carolina.24  He appeared on the census of 1790 at Brunswick County, North Carolina, with a household consisting of 3 males over 16, 2 males under 16 and 3 females.24  He was referenced in a land record when he was granted 50 acres of land on 5 April 1798 at on west side of Mill Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.24  He was referenced in a land record when he sold 320 acres to Absalom Robbins on 9 April 1808 at on west side of Mill Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.24  He was referenced in a land record when he bought 100 acres from James Sellers on 15 January 1812 at on south side of Mill Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.24  He was referenced in a land record when he sold his 100 acres there to Drewry Harris on 20 January 1819 at on south side of Mill Creek, Brunswick County, North Carolina.24  He died circa September 1819 at Brunswick County, North Carolina.141

     Known children of Mary Penelope Sellers and Arthur Robbins were as follows:

                                           i.     Benjamin ROBBINS23,23,23 and Mary Penelope Sellers appeared on the census of 1810 at Brunswick County , North Carolina.25

                                          ii.     Elizabeth ROBBINS142,142,142 died at Brunswick County , North Carolina.142  She married Henry Willets.

                                         iii.     Absalom ROBBINS.23,23,23

                                         iv.     Jonathan ROBBINS.23,23,23

                                          v.     Arthur ROBBINS Jr23,23,23 was born between 1765 and 1766.23  He appeared on the census of 1800 at Brunswick County , North Carolina , with head of household between age of 26-45 with a family.24

 

 

 

 

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Endnotes

 

 

1. James I. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family of Brunswick County, North Carolina (Manassas, Virginia: Marlowe, January 1986), copy in North Carolina State Library, page 9.

 

2. J. Thomas Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets and Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , Hesed1@aol.com, November 1998-January 2000.

 

3. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 4.

 

4. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 5.

 

5. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , which cites her first name.

 

6. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library.

 

7. Dorothy Stanaland Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, an Early Settler of Pike County , Alabama (Montgomery, Alabama: Brown Printing Company, 1974, reprinted 1986), page 97.

 

8. Clark Heaslett Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, Who Was in Tarboro, North Carolina in 1750, with information from W. W. Sellers' book the "History of Marion County, South Carolina",  (title is incorrect; the author continues the error that Elisha Sellers' father is William Sellers; n.p.: Watters, 1974), is titled incorrectly, as it should be Some Descendants of Benjamin Sellers.

 

9. W[illiam] W[right] Sellers [Sr.], History of Marion County, South Carolina, From Its Earliest to the Present, 1901 (containing the error that Elisha Sellers' father is William, when he should be Benjamin; Columbia, South Carolina: R. L. Bryan Publishing Company, 1902), which incorrectly states that William Sellers is the father of Elisha, following the incorrect information from the Watters book.

 

10. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , dated 4 November 1999 .

 

11. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 10.

 

12. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , dated 4 November 1999 and in which he states Sarah was not the mother of Elisha Sellers.

 

13. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, which only gives will info where Benjamin's wife is Sarah and Sarah was chosen or appointed guardian of "her" children in court records.

 

14. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 10 and 25.

 

15. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers.

 

16. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13-14, not listed in this source.

 

17. Carol Green, Letters on the Sellers Family, Including a Descendant Chart for William Sellers, 3494 Camino Tassajara Road, #237, Danville, California 94506, CGreen3142@aol.com, 1998, which refers to National Archives file cards 5089 and 5091.

 

18. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 14; James is listed as possible older son with 7 children, but no wife's name.  The children are from indirect evidence.

 

19. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 14, 25.

 

20. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 25, which states he was under 21 years of age at time his father wrote his will.

 

21. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 14, based on indirect evidence.

 

22. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 25.

 

23. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 14.

 

24. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 27.

 

25. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 26.

 

26. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , references Nathaniel Hickman's will of 10 Mar 1790 and probated Nov 1795, naming his daughter as Sarah Dixon.

 

27. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , which cites 15 January 1763 ; was it a typo in North Carolina Marriages Bonds book?

 

28. Ruth Smith Williams, Marriages of Early Edgecombe County , North Carolina 1733-1868 (Rocky Mount, North Carolina: Dixie Letter Service, 1958), page 41.

 

29. Ruth Smith and Margarette Glenn Griffin Williams, Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe County , North Carolina , North County , 1733-1856 (Rocky Mountain, North Carolina: Joseph Watson, 1956).

 

30. National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Application for Elisha Sellers #0769174-A801 and #430738 and W26437, January 1999, approved for Opal Roberta Freer Spencer.

 

31. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland.

 

32. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, pages 40, 69.

 

33. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 31.

 

34. Family Group Record from FamilySearch.Org on the LDS website, which includes their Ancestral File database, Various dates, LDS Church , Salt Lake City , Utah , which cites birth date of 1744

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35. Sellers [Sr.], History of Marion Co., SC., which also cites his birth year as 1744.

 

36. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 12.

 

37. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 31.

 

38. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 32, which references D.A.R. Lineage No. 489552.

 

39. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 15.

 

40. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, cites marriage date as 1770.

 

41. Joseph William Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, A Record of Seven Generations of My Sellers Line (this book contains many typographical errors, but also has photocopies of original bible pages; 459 Broadway, New Orleans , Louisiana 70118 : Reddoch, August 1980), photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, page 8.

 

42. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 31, which references a pay voucher on file at the North Carolina archives, which states Elisha served from the Wilmington District.

 

43. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 32.

 

44. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, pages 9 and 10, which includes a typed copy and a copy of the original of his will from county will books page 27.

 

45. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 31, which references a grandson, Elisha Sellers, which this researcher cannot locate.

 

46. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, pages 40, 69 referencing Will Book B.

 

47. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 97-98, which includes a copy of the will.

 

48. Will of Elisha Sellers, County Courthouse , Bolivia , North Carolina .

 

49. Sellers Family Records in the Mormon International Genealogical Index, before 1985-1986, submitted by Etta Vines Sellers, 3301 Ave Q, Birmingham , Alabama 35208 .

 

50. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 13.

 

51. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 45.

 

52. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 45.

 

53. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 46.

 

54. 1850 Federal Census Record for Brunswick County , North Carolina .

 

55. National Society of DAR; Application for Elisha Sellers #0769174-A801 and #430738, which cites a birth date of 1763.

 

56. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, which cites a birth year of 1768.

 

57. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 33.

 

58. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 34.

 

59. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 38-39.

 

60. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, which cites his birth year as about 1770.

 

61. Brant and Fuller, Memorial Record of Alabama, a concise account of the state's political, military, professionals and industrial progress, together with personal memoirs of many of its people (Springfield, Virginia: GBIP, 1893, 1976 reprint), which states he died in 1860 at age 100, calculating a birth year of 1760, which is 5 years before his parents married.

 

62. Bill O'Neal, Letters on the Crauswell Family, 73 Surrey Trail, Rome , GA. 30161 , January 1999, who sent the information from someone else.

 

63. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 38.

 

64. Brant and Fuller, Memorial Record of Alabama, which states he died in 1860 at age 100.

 

65. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , gives estimate of birthdate.

 

66. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 31-32.

 

67. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 8, 94-96.

 

68. Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive , Phenix City , Alabama 36867 , who forwarded an e-mail from Dorothy Stanaland, a direct descendant of Mary Peoples Sellers with her name given that way rather than Ann Peoples Sellers.

 

69. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 96, which refers to the 1850 census where she is age 62, calculating a birth year of 1788.

 

70. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, which refers to this census data.

 

71. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 40.

 

72. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, page 269.

 

73. 1850 Federal Census for Brunswick Co., NC., on which he is age 67.

 

74. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 40.

 

75. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 41.

 

76. Buchanan, Letters on the Sellers, Willets & Hickman Families, 791 Valley Brook Rd. , Decatur , GA. 30033 , cites her middle initial.

 

77. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 42 listed as possible son of Elisha Sellers with much information on a Benjamin Sellers given.

 

78. Bible of George Strother Gravlee (given to G.S. Gravlee by his father on 25 December 1919 ): (Gaines Eugene Gravlee is the current custodian of the bible), circa 1891.

 

79. Family Group Record LDS website.

 

80. Mrs. George J. Smith, Our Community Fond Memories, Including a sketch by Ernest E. Sellers on the Sellers family ( Hueytown , Alabama : Albert Printing Company, n.d.), page 399.

 

81. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 99.

 

82. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 35-36.

 

83. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers  n.p.: copied about 1947 by E.  Walker Parish Sr., a grandson of Rebecca Sellers, n.d., (in 1980 it was custody of Curra Bell Sellers Faulk of Clio Alabama ), which cites his parents as Elisha and Mary Sellers.

 

84. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites a birth date of 17 April 1788 .

 

85. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County , Alabama , which gives his age as 63, calculating a birth year of 1787.

 

86. Bible of Cornelius Walton Sellers Sr. (, which cites a birth year of 1788.

 

87. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, page 11, which cites a marriage date of 31 July 1806 .

 

88. Bible of Samuel Calvin Sellers, which cites a marriage date of 31 July 1806 .

 

89. Green, Letters on the Sellers Family, 3494 Camino Tassajara Road, #237 , Danville , California 94506 , which refers to North Carolina Marriages to 1825.

 

90. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, which cites a marriage date of 19 December 1806 and references Brunswick County marriage records.

 

91. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 35.

 

92. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 36.

 

93. Patricia Dodd Greathouse, Letters on the Sellers Family, 1502 Nottingham Drive , Phenix City , Alabama 36867 , PGreatho01@aol.com, 1998.

 

94. Henry G. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard , Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561, 1987, which refers to Deed Book C, page 149.

 

95. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard , Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 , which refers to Deed Book C, page 169.

 

96. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard , Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 , which refers to Deed Book C, page 168.

 

97. Sellers Jr., Letters on the Sellers Family, 506 Navy Cove Boulevard , Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 , which refers to Deed Book C, page 148.

 

98. 1850 Federal Census Record for Pike County , Georgia , p.223, dwelling & family 1195.

 

99. 1850 Federal Census for Pike Co., AL., page 223, dwelling and family 1195.

 

100. Will of Samuel Calvin Sellers,  pages 155-158 in courthouse will book, in Will Book A, page 155.

 

101. Samuel, Descendants of Hugh Stanaland, page 99-100, which includes a copy of the will.

 

102. Bible of Cornelius Walton Sellers Sr., which cites a 11 July 1857 death date.

 

103. Suzie K. Senn, Newspapers of Pike County, Alabama, 1855-1861 (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.), which cites a death date of 11 July 1857 on page 92 referring to issue 29 July 1857.

 

104. Sellers Family Records in the Mormon International Genealogical Index, which incorrectly cites he died 12 August 1857 .

 

105. National Society of DAR; Application for Elisha Sellers #0769174-A801 and #430738, which incorrectly cites a 12 July 1857 death date.

 

106. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, page 11.

 

107. Anonymous, " Sellers Family Cemetery ," Alabama Historical Quarterly, Fall 1958 issue, page 481.

 

108. Samuel Sellers Cemetery Added to Alabama Register of Landmarks, (Union Springs, Alabama: Union Springs Herald, 16 December 1976), page 12, with directions as follows: turn southwest 2.2 miles onto Bullock County Road 19 off U.S. Highway 29 at Blues Old Stand, which is north of Perote; continue on Road 19 further 1.2 miles toward  Sellers Crossroad.  The cemetery is enclosed with an area 102 feet x 57 feet by a fence [about 75 yards back from the north side of the road].

 

109. Will of Samuel Calvin Sellers, pages 155-158 in courthouse will book.

 

110. Senn, Newspaper of Pike Co., AL., page 180 referring to issue 15 December 1858 .

 

111. ___ Asbury, Asbury's Journal, unknown author address.

 

112. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 20.

 

113. Deed Books for Brunswick County , North Carolina , County Courthouse , Bolivia , North Carolina , Book B, pages 8 and 17.

 

114. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 23.

 

115. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 21.

 

116. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 21, which cites the will of widow, Christian Bryant, dated 4 October 1789 and which names grandchildren, Jordan and Sarah Sellers.

 

117. Sellers [Sr.], History of Marion Co., SC..

 

118. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 22.

 

119. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, which cites death date as 1833.

 

120. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 21-23.

 

121. Reddoch, Our Sellers Family, photocopy received from John Carey of 310 Tanbridge Road , Willmington , NC . 28405, page 28.

 

122. Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, Some Descendants of William Sellers, which incorrectly cites a birth date of 1774; it is probably her marriage date.

 

123. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 23.

 

124. Green, Letters on the Sellers Family, 3494 Camino Tassajara Road, #237 , Danville , California 94506 , which refers to Edith Odom's pamphlet "Genealogy of Daniel B. and Margaret Parker Sellers Family".

 

125. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 22-23.

 

126. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, which cites the name of Luke Seller's wife.

 

127. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 22 and page 23, which references a book, "Descendants of James and Rhoda (Sellers) Faulk" by Col. Charles B. Schweizer of Edwardsville, Illinois.

 

128. Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Index, (Washington D.C., the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1990), Pension #S14428.

 

129. Deed Books for Brunswick Co., NC., where Matthew's land records are in Deed Book A, pages 149, 151, 153 for 1771 and 1772 and Book B pages 8, 19, for 1773 and page 87, 88 for 1776.

 

130. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 15-19.

 

131. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13, 15 and 17.

 

132. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 17.

 

133. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 15 and 17.

 

134. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 18.

 

135. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 13 and 17.

 

136. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 30, which references the research of descendant, Mrs. A. L. Oliver of Wheaton , Maryland .

 

137. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, pages 14 and 29.

 

138. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 29.

 

139. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 30.

 

140. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index 1665-1900, 1992, compiled by Thornton Mitchell, Book 8, page 115.

 

141. Marlowe, Records Pertaining to the Sellers Family, copy in North Carolina State Library, page 28, which references records of Mill Creek Baptist Church .

 

142. Green, Letters on the Sellers Family, 3494 Camino Tassajara Road, #237 , Danville , California 94506 , with no source cited.