firstname.lastname@example.org (april 2007)
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 11:21:48 -0600
I recently read a note on ancestry.com with which you had
responded to an inquiry about Drury Sellars/Matthew Sellars. The person
sending the original note to the board , Jacqueline Curti, had no e-mail given
and my effort at replying was not successful. I am quite interested in the
Sellars line and my gggrandfather was a Jordan Basil Sellars who married in
Cannon County TN in
1840. He had siblings with the same names she listed as
those of Drury--Matthew, Archibald, with another , Alfred. I have
been unable to locate any info about their parents so am quite interested to
correspond with any of you who have further information.
If you have any help for me or found Jacqueline's e-mail
address please let me hear from you. I do have a written "history" of some
Sellers who appear in VA and No. Carolina by mid 1700s and two Matthews of the family
moved on to NC
(part of which became TN later) just before 1800. I found
it in the library at Wilmington NC and secured a copy from the Sellars
descendent who prepared it.
He lives south of Wilmington near the coast along the Cape
Fear River. The names included Matthew, Benjamin, etc. Thanks for any help.
Elsie Fox 2910 S Catalina, Columbus IN 47201--e-mail, email@example.com.
THANKS for sharing, marie, iowa
We use Family Treemaker and I have run down most of the
living descendents ,but as you may experience, have a hard time getting all the info
I need. Jusr can't tie up Jordan B. with earlier folks. Elsie P>S> It might
be simpler if yu send me your mailing address -- and I would like any info
then, that is not in my submission, if we are the same line anywhere.
Just give us some of his kids names/ages and where born or where married
or where anyone born.
PLACES and DATES.
Then I'll check what we have and try and See something that we can prove or check on
I BELIEVE you have to check the counties Next to CANNON CO, TN to find family.
IF you send as an email , I can get it posted to our pages.
Snail mail just doesn't seem to get retyped and entered, I am sorry!
YES, our members need the chart info to where they went etc, so the Younger SELLERS can find You and Your family. Does Not have to be up to YOUR family.
ANY documents on your family appreciated.
Thanks for sharing.
Marie--the children of Jordan Basil Sellars and Eliza Curtis,
who were married in Cannon County TN June 28, 1840.
(She was born Nov 24,1822
and he born Oct 3, 1818--
she in Howard Co. Mo and his place of birth unknown)
(He died Sept 10,1908; in Cedar Co MO -- buried Omer Cemetery near Stockton
MO--she died July 101861 in Linn Co MO and buried Old New Garden Cemetery
William Newton Sellars b Jan 5, 1844 TN, died Feb 9, 1914
Cedar Co MO b. Omer Cemetery MO. To Linn Co Mo about 1848 moving to Cedar Co
about 1867 and living the rest of his life there. Married Julia Ann Whitley had
13 children live--including my grandmother.
Sarah Ann Sellars b July 24, 1848, died 20 Aug, 1913:
married 25 Feb 1863 to William P. Whitley (brother of Julia Ann). Lived all her
lifr in MO and both buried at Omer Cem. MO. (He lived into 1920s. They had 13
children also, each family losing one as children.
Matthew Anderson Sellars b. 20 Dec 1844?
No information on these two.
John Riley Sellars b.23 Dec 1850, ?
Celia Catherine Sellars, b 18 Sep 1853, d 26 Feb 1886; m Andrew Jackson
24 Jan 1869, had 9 children. Born in Linn Co MO died in
Cedar Co. He by lightening 12 April 1924, she 26 Feb 1886. Both buried Omer
Twins, both dying, probably when Eliza did in Linn Co MO.
Jordan Basil Sellars remarried 27 Feb 1862 in Linn Co MO to
Elizabeth YAKEY Whitley. (She had 3 Whitley children and they then had
three Sellars children in addition to the youngest of his children--she had reared
two of her first husbands brothers orphaned children--Julia Ann and William
P Whitley. (See above) Their own children:
Elizabeth Louise Sellars, b 7 Sep 1863, married Wiley
Umbarger d 1939. Lived always in MO and both buried Omer Cem.
Andrew Jordan Sellars, b 3 Jan 1866, d. 9 Oct 1828, m Nettie
Bell 3 July 1887--both buried at Omer Cem. One son, Paul Sellars OK/MO
also buried Omer. d. 1960. Had married Opal Locke, no children she also at Omer
as he inherited the Wiley Umbarger/ Elizabeth Sellars farm.
Leonidas Flin Sellars, b 7 Nov 1869, d 26 Sep1931, b Dry
Creek Cemetery, Belgrade MT. Married Margaret Vassar 19 Apr 1893 in
MO--moved to MT about 1927 as his daughter Lora and son Forrest Glenn had moved there earlier.
My father had known some of the above folks as he lived in
MO til WW1 and again when he retired. He and my mother also at Omer Cem along
with his parents and other O'Connors. It was started by his grandfather John
O'Connor, altho the immigrant O'C from Ireland is in another cemetery nearby.
I correspond with the MT Sellars descendents and many of the others. Have
seen the name John Riley Sellars somewhere in records but can't relocate to
verify possibility of its being this one or perhaps a relative.
Any help appreciated. Elsie
JORDAN SELLERS doesn't appear to be on any of the wills that we have.
Our we missing any?
OR he was an adult and had been given etc before?
My index only goes to 1850, but, may show more on line?
DIED 1908? - did he have an obit with any brothers/sisters listed?
IF you find any info, Please advise.
Thanks for sharing . marie, iowa
Thu, 3 Jan 2002 12:18:28 -0600
Marie: I have visited Cannon, DeKalb, and Warren Co. TN and
haunted their Courthouses, libraries etc trying to place Jordan Basil
Sellars with no positive help. I did, once, find a record in DeKalb--made out of part
of Warren as was Cannon--where the Jordan Sellars was appointed guardian of
the children of a John Sellars--with, of course, no names given for the
children. For a lot of the time I have felt Jordan Basil was the son of that
Jordan--who is different
than JB as he died in TN in 1846. His will and
administration only accounts for two minor children and wife. No obit discovered otherwise., but thought JB may
have been one of Johns children, or a married older child
getting no patrimony.
He was, however, the oldest of the ones we know ofexcept for
Archibald. The two younger children of the Jordan had names I've discovered
were still in school when Jordan died in 1846.
I do have the 1830-40 TN census and haven't connected to JB.
The children of JB
and Eliza Curtis appear to have been born in TN
except the last 3 births. He is listed in MO 1850 and 60,
near Elizas parents Enoch and Celia Catherine Curtis who apparently
lived in MO when she was born. I cannot account for her
presence TN in 1840--but there is another Curtis in Cannon at that time.
Eliza had several siblings and I do have an obit for a
brother, Jefferson, who was apparently rather well off and a civic light.
As to Archibald, ours, --there were other Archibalds down
there at times--was born in 1815 and died in Oregon Co. MO in 1856 or close.
His daughter by Letitha Huddleston, who also died--thytfoid-whose name was
Mary, survived and JB and brother, Mattthew went to Oregon Co. and returned Mary,
who was always known as Molly, to Linn CO. MO. She and a daughter of Alfred, who
apparently died about Civil War time in Linn Co, tho I have only a note by
my aunt to go by.
Alfreds daughter was Susan. Alfreds two sons, William and
Thomas were reared by nephews of Alfred--Wm P. Whitley and Wm. Newton Sellars
Mollie married John Frakes in No. MO and there are many
Frakes up there yet--as I once visited my GGgrandmother, Elizas grave up there while
searching records--lots of propeerty records but not much genealogy
help otherwise. Sorry about the long stories but I do need help and I thank you
for yours. My cpmputer has been intermittantly a pain lately and it looked
as if I'd "sent" the last message three times. Hope I an get this one opff
in better order.
NOW you name a MATHEW as a brother of JB = JORDEN BASIL 1815?
And the Mary, dau of Arch was born ca1850?
Alfred is who? age and place in 1850 and maybe I can find/place him?
Don't I get lost easy!
DID they have Land in MO? have you checked the MO blm land = I see they are off line now!
ONE thing that I always think about is =
1841 FLYNN SELLERS died/wb-1-396=
Warren County Records =
7-29-1841= Allowance for Widow of FLYN SELLERS DEC'D
7-30-1841=Sale Bill of Flin SELLERS, dec'd=buyers=
W.C.NG (?? is there more name? msh)
Note of JOEL B. SELLERS
Money due the estate of JOEL F. SELLERS
9-6-1841= JOEL F. SELLERS and PLEASANT L. NEAL, ADMS of
FLIN SELLERS, DEC'D
They have mispelled names and crossed out, etc before. But JOEL B. SELLERS is interesting.
DOES anyone have COMPLETE papers on this probate of papers that might show if and by whom this was paid?
WE only have the extraction.
DOES ANYONE have wills listed after 1850 and copies or abstracts of same?
ELSIE, thanks for sharing so willingly. Hopefully, it will help all
To add to Archibald--his adm. was by Isaac Perkins--a
brother in-law I think as we have that J.B.s sister Sarah (Sally) married a Chas.
Carter and the other one, Lucinda (Linda), married Isaac Perkins. After Carter
died Sally married a Case.
Alfred was a brother of J.B. and the Matthew and Archibald
and birth uncertain but we have 1832 approx., in TN. He died when his youngest
son was less than 3 which seems to have been around 1863. He married first a
lady named Fane (surname) and then a Mary Jones. was in LinnCo. MO about
1850 then in Cedar Co.
but I have found no burial site (haven't really concentrated on him.
I do not understand the question as to W.C. NG.
I have a Sellers write-up which follows the Sellers from VA
in 1600s to the Matthews who went to KY and TN about 1800. Their route
would tie in with Drury Sellers who had siblings with "our " names That line has a
Joel. Can you reach
Jacqueline Curtis and give her my e-mail? And if you have a
way, check on Drury as I believe I've seen that name around Warren and DeKalb
Co. TN in land papers.
I did find in last nights reading that Matthew Sellars had
"Hulda" without surname, but he also died pretty young and
still in Linn Co. MO,
I think, as Mary whom they raised married in Linn. Next
Again already. I just ran a copy and may be ableto answer
some questions I didn't in the other sent.
The Flin Sellars has always interested me and I'm sure he is
a relative at least, as one of the boys in JBs second family was Leonidas
Flin Sellars. I saw land records at DeKalb courthouse mentioning him but found
no real connection--by the end of a day doing that sort of thing I'm
not really very sharp, tho--and away from home. Our library has no help so
I have to go to Fort Wayne (Allen Co. IN) or to the locality where I see the
names in Census.
Usually it is on the way home from two weeks of archeaology
work beyond where the census says they are. And the last couple of years
haven't done that...just travelled to theTN area and have a hard time finding lodging
near where I need to be. Fort Wayne has great genealogy siurces, but quite a
way away and lots of bad weather.
I have one paper where Jordan Sellers was a bondsman for a
Joel Medcalf up in KY. Have never run across the Joel Sellars paperwork.
You mention JB with
1815--that is Archibald's birth date as we have it. JB was
1818--and he is well
remembered in Cedar Co. as he lived to 90. Archibald's Mary
was I think 5 in 1856.
Don't know of land for Alfred, but would have been in
Linn Or Cedar.
Strange he is not at Omer--I'll have to see about Polk Co.
and others nearby..
A cousin, a Whitley who has her genealogy papers and desk in
the Nursing Home at Stockton MO, has cemetery records for that area so I will
see if she can find Alfred. She has been trying to find some of the 1st
generation O"Connor girls
info for me and sends possible cemetery records. My
daughter and I have printed and sold or given away a family history book on my mothers
people (Hill) and have the O'Connor one ready to print, almost, with 1800
O'Connors. The Sellars were my father's maternal relatives--his mother was a
daughter of William Newton Sellars--JBs oldest son.