Subject: SELLARS, John D.
I have records for John D. SELLARS who was born about 1846 in Indiana
died on July 10, 1915 at the Soldiers Home in Orting, Pierce County,
He lived there for about 4 years following the death of his wife in Walla
Walla, Washington. Civil War records indicate he served first with I
116th Inf. Reg. Indiana and then later with B Company, 72nd Inf. Reg.
I also have a picture of him that shows he lost a leg at some point in
life -- probably as a result of the war -- though there are other stories
about this matter.
Doug Meharry <doug@DiscoveryVision.com>
Marie, thanks for getting back so quickly. Here is what I have so far:
William SELLARS (born about 1817 in Ohio) married Jane McGILLARD (born
about 1824 in
Indiana). Family tradition says his parents or grandparents were from PA. They were married May
27, 1847 in Montgomery County, Indiana. The 1850 census for Union Township (Crawfordsville),
Indiana, shows three sons:
James S. SELLARS, born about 1843 in Indiana.
During the Civil War, James enlisted Aug. 9,
1862 and served with B Company, 72nd Inf. Reg. Indiana. Civil war pension records also indicate
his wife's name was Julia C. (no maiden name known).
John D. SELLARS (born about 1846 in Crawfordsville,
Montgomery County) who married
Elimia RALPH (born 1-7-1858 in Mechanicsburg, Boone County). Based on age of oldest known
son, they were probably married in 1875 or earlier. During the Civil War, John enlisted Aug. 17,
1863 and served first with I Company, 116th Inf. Reg. Indiana and then later with B Company,
72nd Inf. Reg. Indiana. John died on July 10, 1915 at the Soldiers Home in Orting, Pierce County,
Washington. He was 69 years old at the time.
William SELLARS, born about 1848 in Indiana.
Civil war records indicate William enlisted
October 19, 1864 and served with H Company, 87th Inf. Reg. Indiana. William died sometime
after 1925 -- probably in California.
Isaac SELLARS, Born about 1861 in Indiana (added per the 1860 census)
Note that I have found the spellings of SELLER, SELLERS, and SELLARS to be
so I am using SELLARS. Also, the 1860 census records do not show Jane McGILLARD -
Sellars, so one can assume she died sometime between 1850 and 1860.
I've got lots of information on the McGILLARD line (which I will post soon
on my web site), but
nothing so far on her husband William SELLARS -- except what is above. I also have a lot of
information about their son John D. SELLARS and his family. If you are interested, you can see it
here on my SELLARS web page (which I still have to update with the above info).
marie sellers hollinger wrote:
DOUG, sending thro our SELLERS discussion group for help.
BUT, we need, Who/When/Where did JOHN marry =
WHO are Any of his kids, ages, born when/where =
and Where any of the kids married, etc
ANY help on Dates, Places will help prove a place we can start to search/trace.
BUT, if in INDIANA CIVIL WAR, he would be here on an 1860
census as a 14 yr son ?
WIFE or Child info may help best.
We don't have a lot on WA state, but, maybe we can SEARCH and
THANKS for sharing, marie, iowa
Doug Meharry wrote:: GC- Pierce Co. Wa Queries
> Subject: SELLARS, John D.
> I have records for John D. SELLARS who was born about 1846 in Indiana and
> died on July 10, 1915 at the Soldiers Home in Orting, Pierce County, Washington.
> He lived there for about 4 years following the death of his wife in Walla
> Walla, Washington. Civil War records indicate he served first with I Company,
> 116th Inf. Reg. Indiana and then later with B Company, 72nd Inf. Reg. Indiana.
> I also have a picture of him that shows he lost a leg at some point in
> life -- probably as a result of the war -- though there are other stories
> about this matter.
AND then do we connect in MONT CO, IN to relation, in same township?
I SEE we don't have all 1850 Mont Co, In census posted-
BUT, only Parent born in PA, married in OH, and 1840 CENSUS, didn't see
tonite = Would Tell Ages of All his kids-
ISAAC SELLERS =
LAND records, don't believe we have = MAY/COULD tell son, etc = NEED
HELP as much as you can, with info we don't have documents on.
THANKS, marie, iowa