EPHRAIM JACKSON SELLERS 1777/1817

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Children of Isham Sellers and Unus Vann are:

    4   iii.    Ephraim Jackson Sellers, born 1777 in North Carolina; died
August 1817 in Union Co, Ky.  He married Rebecca Priggin 1805 in NC; born
1784 in North Carolina; died December 1856 in Union Co, Ky.



Descendants of Ephraim Jackson Sellers
Generation No. 1

    1.  Ephraim Jackson4 Sellers  (Isham H.3, Jacob2, ?1) was born 1777 in
North Carolina, and died August 1817 in Union Co, Ky.  He married Rebecca
Priggin 1805 in NC.  She was born 1784 in North Carolina, and died December
1856 in Union Co, Ky.

Notes for Ephraim Jackson Sellers:
Sellers book page 322
Ephraim Sellers was born about 1777 and died before September 13, 1817. He
was one of eight sons and four daughters of Isham I and Unis Vann. Ephriam was
born at Rayettesville, North Carolina and died in Morganfieldm Kentucky.
Ephraim married Rebecca Priggins before 1806. She was born in North
Carolina and died in Union County, Kentucky on Dec 31, 1856.

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***** Property "appraisement deed" at Court House, Union Co., Morganfield
Ky,
date Aug 1817.
Ephriam had land grants in Henderson Co Ky (near Cairo) 1798. Ephriam was
the
first jailer of Henderson Co Ky  1808-1809.  Then he and his family went to
Union Co Ky in 1811 (when it pulled away from Henderson Co Ky) and became a
seperate county.
>From the UNION COUNTY PAST AND PRESENT page 43
The first house erected at morganfield after the town was laid out was
build
by
Emphriam Sellers near the famouse Morgan Springs which furnished water for
the
settlement. Isham Swllers, son of Emphraim, was born in Notrh Carolina, in
1806, and brought to Union Ciunty by his barents before 1811.
Pionts of Interest Morgahfield, Ky Union County Past and Present page 235
The EPHRAIM SELLERS HOUSE, on Main Street, now the home of Edd Compton,
Judge
of the City Court of Morganfield, is reputed to be the city's oldest
dwelling.
It was orginally a two-store log house, with tow rooms and a passageway on
each
floor. It appears that construction of the house was commenced early in
1812,
byn the father of Ormsby McKnight Mitchel. Its building was interrupted
when
every Kentuckian able to bear arms was called for service in the War of
1812.
Mitchel dide of "lung fever" during the war and the property passed into
the
possession pf Epraiam Sellers who completed the house.
Some years later I. A. Spalding acquired the property and made extensive
inp-
rovements. These included a cellar or basement unter the entire structure,
a
new brick room at the back, new brick chimneys at both ends of the house,
and
probably the present starway when the weatherborading was applied to inclse
the
space that are now halls. This stairway is of walnut with hand craved newel
posts, a combination that savors of the 1840'sA hand carved walnut mantel
and
some of the molding appear to have been the work of the same wood carver.
The Sellers house wwas futher remodled in 1938. It now contains four rooms,
and
the hall on the first floor and two old rooms upstairs have beeb
modernized.

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History of Henderson Co Ky page 823  list Emphraim as jailer 1808;09
page 830 list as constable 1808;09;10;11.

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1810 Federal census of Henderson Co Ky list Ephraim Sellers as HH no
509 1-m 0-10, 1-m 26-45, 1-f 0-10, 1-f 16-25

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1830 Federal census of Henderson Co Ky lists Rebekah, wife of Ephraim in
hh no 363 pg 245.-next hh to Isham Sellers (father in law)
3-m 5-10, 2-f 10-15, 1-f 40-50.

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Notes for Rebecca Priggin:
Persume Rebecca came from NC with Ephraim as Isham Leonard was born in
NC in 1805. She was a widow in 1830 census.
Ruth Bradley's records has her listed as a Griggs instead of a Priggin.
Union Co History has her as a Priggin.

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Children of Ephraim Sellers and Rebecca Priggin are:
    2   i.  Evans5 Sellers.

Notes for Evans Sellers:
Died young
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    3   ii. Eliza Sellers.  She married Thornton Grinstead January 04, 1825
in Union Co, Ky.

Notes for Eliza Sellers:
Marriage book AA 1811-1837 Union Co Ky Jan 4 1825

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    4   iii.    Luke Sellers.  He married Elizabeth Harrington.

Notes for Luke Sellers:
Luke and Elizabeth had 8 children. Is the grandfather of Paschal Terrele
Conway of Sturgis who also married Hugh Conway brother to Dr Conway of
Morganfield.

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    5   iv. Mary Sellers.  She married John Ferrell.
    6   v.  Isham Leonard Sellers, born February 08, 1806 in Fayetteville
Co,
NC.  He married Ellenor Williams January 03, 1826 in Union, Ky; born 1808
in
Woodford Co, Ky.

Notes for Isham Leonard Sellers:
*******   MEMORIAL EDITION OF UNION CO HISTORY 1880
ISHAM LEONARD SELLARS.
This Gentleman was born February 8, 1806 at Fayetteville, on the Cape Fear
River, North Carolina. The river was then called "Cross Creek", but it is
now an important stream, up which steamboats run. He came to Union County
in
December 1811, at the age of five years.  It was just after a sale of lots
in
the then infant place.  There were only two or three log houses around the
spring in the present limits of Morganfield. There was an abundance of
deer,
turkey and squirrels in the woods. From 1811 until 1842 he lived in
Morganfield. In 1842 he removed to the country; then in 1873, return to
Morganfield, where he has since lived. He attended school taught by the
pioneer
teacher Mr. Davis, who is more fully described in the chapter on education.
He
married Ellen Williams, the daughter of Joshiah Williams, on August 22,
1826.
His wife, and three out of six children, are still living.  His living
children
are Jonathan Franklin Sellers, the Teller of the German National Bank of
Memphis; Ellen Douglass, and Lavinia Paschal, wife of Dr. Muir, of
Morganfield.
Mr. Sellear's was first a cabinet maker, and afterward taught school for
fourteen years, and farmed until 1873. He has served as Town Judge. He has
been
a member of the Christian Church in Morganfield since 1840.
He was town marshall and was killed in a cyclone.

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Union Co Ky Marriage book AA 1811-1837 has marriage date Jan 3 1826.

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185O Censes NC
Isham Sellers School teacher in NC.
age 44  b 1806
Elenor w 42 b 1808, I H 14 f b1836, Ed 12 f b 1838, LP 12 f b 1838

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Notes for Ellenor Williams:
HISTORICAL ATLAS OF HENDERSON AND UNION CO KY 1880
MORGANFIELD
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Was organized about the year 1837, by Rev. ---Graham, from Illinois.  The
original members of this congregation were, Grant Blackwell and wife,
William
Robinson and wife, Judith and Sophia Blackwell, Thomas Clark, ELLEN
SELLERS,Jane, Hannah, Elizabeth and Matilda Hopgood.  The church was
organized
at the house of ISHAM LEONARD SELLERS, until about the year 1841, at which
time
Mr Sellers removed from the town, when services were held at the house of
Daniel Hopgood. About the year 1844 or 5 a frame church 26 x45 feet was
erected.
Eleanor Williams Sellers was the 3rd great niece of Benjamin Franklin and
granddaughter of Gen. Jonothan William II, lst. Supt. West Point.

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    7   vi. George W Sellers, born 1811; died 1884.  He married Polly Ann
Johnson.

Notes for George W Sellers:
Married at the close of the civil war.
First white child born at Morganfield Union Co, Kentucky.

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Union Co History 1886-Page 366
During the Christmas of 1859, William Smith, at George Sellers residence,
bored
a hole in a log, and poured a charge of powder into.  It exploded
prematurely
and killed Wm Smith.
At George Sellar's house another serious accident occured during the war.
A
soldier was accidentlly shot there.

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