This is just a shot in the dark, but I am searching for a John
b abt. 1827 NC; m. Mary Folsom. John and Mary had a daughter Lucy Elinor
Sellers, b. Sept. 22, 1853 AL., d.Sept. 16, 1930 Wachula, Hardee Co; FL;
m. William T. Bethea. I know that the Bethea were in the Conecuh and
Escambia County, AL. area. Any information or suggestions would be
Thanks and God bless you,
Lucy Elinor SELLERS,was the d/o John SELLERS and Mary FOLSOM. Lucy
Elinor SELLERS was born Sept. 22, 1853, d. Sept.16, 1930 Wachula, Hardee
County, Fl., m. William T. Bethea, who was the s/o Hugh BETHEA and
Celiann STILL. William T. BETHEA was b. Dec. 8, 1852 Conecuh Co., AL.,
d. Aug.12, 1928 Wachula, Hardee County, FL.
I suspect that John SELLERS maybe buried in New Hope Cemetery in
Springs, Fl. If I could confirm this suspicion then with a date of
death, I might be able to order a death certificate.
I apologize for taking so long to respond, but there was an accident
that involved a power transformer, and we were without power most of the
BETHEA'S are connected to SELLERS in 1800's in SC/NC border also.
There may be some info or members connected to our Jackson Co,Fl page that may
help you =
1. Lucy Elinor SELLERS,b. Sept.22, 1852, d.Sept.16, 1930 Wachula,
Co., FL., m. William Thomas BETHEA
2.Edith SELLERS, m. Quincy CREWS
3.Nancy SELLERS, b.Jan.29, 1859, d.Feb. 3, 1930, m.
6. Simeon Y. SELLERS
The following is very difficult to read but looks like it says: John
Seller was born Railiegh, NC., moved S. AL before Civil War. Volunteered
North Army during Civil War. Brothers: Matthew, Asbury, Tomas Sisters:
Beckie Tomlison, Tibbie ( maybe Huwett?), Sally (maybe Arnold?), and one
sister that died. John Sellers m. abt. 1853 Dothan, AL.
Facts: John Sellers married Mary Folsom on Feb.13, 1851 Jackson Co.,
Marriage Records. John SELLERS' and Mary FOLSOM's family is listed on
the 1860 Jackson Co., Fl. census.
Jackson County Marriage Records list SELLERS, Thomas M. Feb.16,1859
FOLSOM, Edith B. A . (Was this John's brother Tomas and Mary's sister
Edith B. or Edny? I believe it was.
I believe John SELLERS, who m. Mary Folsom was probably the s/o John
Sellers, bca.1796 NC, d. ? FL, m. Feb.22, 1815 Brunswick Co., NC. Nancy
Eleander BOAZMAN, bca. 1800 NC. John F. and Eleandor SELLERS family
listed 1850 Jackson Co., FL.
Children of William Thomas BETHEA and Lucy Elinor SELLERS:
1. Mary Celia BETHEA, b. April 21, 1874, d. April 10, 1951, m.?
2. Phillip BETHEA (died?)
3, Rosetta BETHEA, b. Sept.26, 1877, d.April 2, 1941, m. William Edgar
4.Goodman Hugh BETHEA, b. Sept 8, 1879, d. Oct. 4,1969 m. Ruby O'Berry?
5.Ella Medora BETHEA, b.Jan.28,1883, d. June 27, 1924 m. George Samuel
6. John Henry BETHEA, b.? d.April 15, 1955 m.?
7.Elsie Mae BETHEA, d. abt. age 3
8. Baby BETHEA, born dead
9.Lillian BETHEA, (died) m. Bennie ROGERS (no children)
10.James Otis BETHEA, b.Jan. 1, 1894, d. Dec.7, 1961 m. ? ROGERS
This family settled in the Zolfo Springs area of what was then DeSoto
Co., FL along with the STILL and BETHEA families. This part of DeSoto
Co. later became Hardee Co.
I was leaning toward the 22 until I started reading post on the
and at rootsweb Bozeman (spelling variation), but now I am leaning more
toward the 23 day of Feb.
There are lots of post on rootswebs Bozeman-List, and dobs, etc
vary, but it seems there were two brothers (aren't there always?),
Samuel and James (supposedly the s/o Eltheldred?), and both of these
brothers named a son, Etheldred Bozeman. Samuel's Etheldred m. Amy
Carter and moved to Ga. and James' Etheldrige m. Mary Polly Crawford,
and remained in NC, where he died in Brunswick County. Each of these
Etheldreds named a son, Etheldred and I am not exactly surely when or if
it ever ended. But, as you can imagine it creates allot of confusion.
It seems one Etheldred was a Wig. Which one, or ones I am not sure,
Colonial Records of NC. Vol.16, pg. 109 list 10th. Reg. Ballard's Co.,
July 30, 1778 Etheldred Bozeman- private. I would suppose this was
Etheldred the f/o James and Samuel...don't quote me, I am just trying
to pick up bits and pieces here.
There also seems to be a book written by the Rev. Joseph Bozeman that
was published in 1885 (title?).
The following is a 1999 post made by Steve Frizzle and I was thinking
about trying to writing him if his e-mail address is still valid. I am
still trying to get through all the post up until 2000, but I have to
fix dinner now, and then we are having company later this evening...so,
soon as I can.
Meanwhile read this, and if you decide to write Steve please let know
what he says.
Fed back appreciated!
God bless you,