HOLMES CO, FL (made in 1848 from Walton,Washington,Calhoun)
lays next to



BILL'S PAGE

DON'S PAGE

KEN'S PAGE

ANGELA'S PAGE

JOYCE'S PAGE

AMY'S PAGE(Benjamin E. Sellers

ROB'S PAGE (Thomas Sellers)

TAMMY'S PAGE

PETERSON FAMILY

BRENDA'S PAGE = Monroe SELLERS

BUDDY'S PAGE

MARY DIXON PAGE



MARRIAGES
Holland, W G
          Sellers,
          Amanda
                  Book #1
                          121

1850 HOLMES CO, FL
SAMUEL G. SELLERS,   24 AL, FARMER      PAGE 279 (ca1826,msh)
ELIZABETH 20,. GA
Mary 3 AL ca1847



1860 HOLMES CO, FL = census index
BANJAMIN T. SELLERS, PAGE 708
JOHN C. SELLERS, PAGE 708
MARY SELLERS, PAGE 708
SAMUEL SELLERS, PAGE 707
SIMEON SELLERS PAGE 704
THOMAS SELLERS, PAGE 700 

1860 HOLMES CO, FL CENSUS , Contributed by Don Sellers dsellers@digitalexp.com
7-14-1860
Thomas SELLERS, 27 FL, farmer, 500 RE-page 2 line 29, Careyville PO
Finnesty 23 FL, domestic
Martha A.P. 2 fl
Finnely V.L. 1 FL
Darcus 6 mo Fl

Simeon SELLERS 63 NC, (1797,msh) FARMER,page 6, line 30 Ponce DeLeon PO- 70 -RE?
(Ck 1850 AlHenryCo)
Martha 64 NC domestic
Lydia 35 AL
Benjamin  E. 31 Al (ca 1829) (ck AMY'S PAGE)
Martha A. 20 AL
Sarah 16 AL

Daniel SELLERS, 33 NC, FARMER, page 9, line 21, Careyville PO (ca1827) ck Jackson, AL? msh
Elizabeth 30 GA domestic
Mary 13 AL (ca1847)
America 6 AL
Victoria 1 FL

Benjamin SELLERS 21 AL, FARMER,page 10, line 10 Careyville PO
Julian 18 GA,Domestic
Asonia 8 mo FL

Mary SELLERS 43 AL, Domestic, page 10, line 15, Careyville PO
Practical 19f AL

John C. SELLERS 36 NC, FARMER, page 10, line 17, Careyville PO
Rebecca 32 SC, Domestic
Nancy 8 AL
John 5 FL
Elizabeth 2 FL
Nathaniel 4 mo FL

page 707?
Samuel Sellers 33 NC
Elizabeth Sellers 30 GA
Mary Sellers 13 AL
America J Sellers 6 FL
Victoria Sellers 1 FL

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CIVIL WAR =

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Re: [FLHOLMES] Help and Information needed.

I also would like to know more about the cases that is listed on the "Florida Juror and Witness Certificates" compiled by Carol Cox Bouknecht.? This is most like the same one that Dave is talking about.? Of particular interest to me is is a case in the Holmes Co. 1862 Term of Court when Braxton's, Sellers, Peterson's and many other's were called to witness. I know that the Peterson's on the list Ann, Adline and William Peterson were under age 18 years.? None of the Peterson adults that were found in the 1860 census of Holmes Co. were called to witness.? Just these children.

Do you know if information about these cases is located in Tallahassee.? How can I find out?? If information is located in Holmes Co. records could someone please let me know and I would make a trip there to look at the information.

Researching in Holmes/Washington Counties, Hannon, Peterson, Dukes.

Thanks. Voncille
voncillehannon@aol.com




1870 HOLMES CO, FL INDEX
Benjamin E Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1829 Florida White Male
Benjamin T Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1838 Alabama White Male
Christian A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1869 Florida White Female
Dorcas A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1860 Florida White Female
Dred Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1863 Florida White Male
Eliza Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Female
Emma A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1866 Florida White Female
Finetta V L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1858 Florida White Female
James L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
John F Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1863 Florida White Male
Julia A C Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1841 Georgia White Female
King Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1863 Florida White Male
Lafayette D Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Male
Lydia A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1830 North Carolina White Female
Mack Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
Martha Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1867 Florida White Female
Martha Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1805 North Carolina White Female
Martha A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1866 Florida White Female
Martha A P Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1856 Florida White Female
Mary Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1857 Florida White Female
Mary A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1864 Florida White Female
Mary J Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1862 Florida White Female
Milly A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1840 Alabama White Female
Nancy Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1845 Florida White Female
Nancy Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1851 Alabama White Female
Noah Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1865 Florida White Male
Rebecca Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1832 South Carolina White Female

Samuel Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1825 North Carolina White Male
NANCY 25 FL
MARY 13 FL
VICTORIA 11 FL
ELIZA 9 FL
KING 7 FL
NOAH 5 FL
MACK 2/12 FL
next
ELDRED HEWITT 38 AL


Samuel L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Male
Sarah Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1844 Alabama White Female
Sarah D Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1835 Florida White Female
Simeon Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1797 North Carolina White Male
Simeon M L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
Susan E Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1859 Florida White Female
Thomas Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1831 Alabama White Male
Victoria Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1859 Florida White Female
William D Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Male
==

Benjamin E Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1829 Florida White Male
Christian A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1869 Florida White Female
Lafayette D Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Male
Martha A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1866 Florida White Female
Mary A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1864 Florida White Female
Sarah D Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1835 Florida White Female

Benjamin T Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1838 Alabama White Male
Eliza Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Female
James L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
John F Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1863 Florida White Male
Julia A C Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1841 Georgia White Female
King Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1863 Florida White Male
Mack Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
Mary Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1857 Florida White Female
Nancy Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1845 Florida White Female
Noah Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1865 Florida White Male
Samuel Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1825 North Carolina White Male
Victoria Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1859 Florida White Female
William D Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1861 Florida White Male

Lydia A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1830 North Carolina White Female
Martha Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1805 North Carolina White Female
Sarah Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1844 Alabama White Female
Simeon Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1797 North Carolina White Male

Dorcas A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1860 Florida White Female
Emma A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1866 Florida White Female
Finetta V L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1858 Florida White Female
Martha A P Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1856 Florida White Female
Mary J Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1862 Florida White Female
Milly A Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1840 Alabama White Female
Simeon M L Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
Thomas Sellers Not Stated, Holmes, FL abt 1831 Alabama White Male



1880 HOLMES CO, FL

Daniel Peterson 21 Mary Peterson 20 Malcolm Peterson 6m Liddie Sellars 52



1900 HOLMES CO, FL =
SAMUEL SELLERS? 34 FL
MARY E. 29 AL
SAMUEL D. 10 FL
MONETTA 9f FL
NANCY R. 6 FL
JOHN H. 4 FL
ROSA L. 2 FL
unnamed 2mo male FL

CHARLIE L. SELLES 9mo FL,son
CLARA B. SELLERS 5FL, dau
of REBECCA SIMMONS

ESTHER SELLAR 8 FL
neice of OLIVER BRAXTON

JAMES SELLERS 21 GA
with Bristol BYANT


1910 HOLMES CO, FL
Clara B Sellers Hickory Hill, Holmes, FL abt 1895 Florida White Female
Ethel Sellers Hickory Hill, Holmes, FL abt 1892 Florida White Female
Hiram K Sellers Hathaway Mill, Holmes, FL abt 1862 Florida White Male
James Sellers Hathaway Mill, Holmes, FL abt 1867 Florida White Male
John A Sellers Hickory Hill, Holmes, FL abt 1875 Florida White Male
John H Sellers Hathaway Mill, Holmes, FL abt 1875 Florida White Male
Mack Sellers Hathaway Mill, Holmes, FL abt 1868 Florida White Male
Sam J Sellers Hathaway Mill, Holmes, FL abt 1889 Florida White Male
Samuel F Sellers Hickory Hill, Holmes, FL abt 1862 Florida White Male
Crit Sellars Westville, Holmes, FL abt 1873 Florida White Female
John Sellars 6-Pct, Holmes, FL abt 1851 Georgia White Male
Martha A Sellars Westville, Holmes, FL abt 1867 Florida White Female

===========
1911 HOLMES CO, FL
PENSIONER = SARAH SELLARS, WIDOW

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WW 1 =

=

1920 HOLMES CO, FL CENSUS
Sellers, Hommer H White Water, Holmes, Florida abt 1898 Florida White
Sellers, Jhon H White Water, Holmes, Florida abt 1872 Florida White
Sellers, John Mount Zion Church, Holmes, Florida abt 1851 Georgia White
Sellars, Christian Westville, Holmes, Florida abt 1873 Florida White
Sellars, Daniel A Westville, Holmes, Florida abt 1871 Florida White
Sellars, John Hickory Hill, Holmes, Florida abt 1878 Florida White
Sellars, King Union, Holmes, Florida abt 1864 Florida White
Sellars, Mack Union, Holmes, Florida abt 1867 Florida White
Sellars, Martha Ann Westville, Holmes, Florida abt 1868 Florida White
Sellars, Tan Union, Holmes, Florida abt 1880 Florida White


Sellars, William H Westville, Holmes, Florida abt 1876 Florida White , Dad NC, MOM FL
CAOLINE 42 FL, BOTH PARENTS FL (ca 1878)
NANCY CULBERT 19 FL, SD, DAD US, MOM FL
ISAAC CULBERT 16 FL, SS, DAD US, MOM FL
NELLIE CULBERT 14 FL, SD,DAD US, MOM FL(ca1906)
THOMAS F? CURRY 12 FL, SS, DAD AL, MOM FL
MILLY ANN CURRY 9 FL, SD, DAD AL, MOM FL
SARAH SELLERS 6 FL, DAU, MOM AND DAD FL(ca1914)
LENTIE? LOU 3 11/12 F , FL, DAU, MOM AND DAD FL(ca1916)
next

MARTHA ANN SELLERS 52 FL, WD, DAD NC, MOM FL
LERELTHAN? SELLERS, 16F , FL, BOTH PARENTS FL
SARAH SELLERS 84 FL, MOTHER, DAD FL, MOM NC

 

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1930 HOLMES CO,FL CENSUS



FROM PATRICIA
PGreatho01@aol.com

Published in Holmes County Advertiser, Bonifay, Florida
 Friday, Nov. 12, 1920
 Boy Killed In Accident At Mill
 Victim Crushed Under Two Thousand Feet of Lumber

 A distressing accident which resulted in the death of Elbert Sellers, a
boy about seventeen years of age, occurred at the plant of the Babois Lumber  Company Monday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock.

 A truck load of boards, containing about 2000 feet, was sent along, the
track leading to the storage bins, to be stored in the last bin. Young Sellers,
 whose duty it was to put a chock block under the wheels to stop it was
 standing as he had been in the habit of doing, directly in front of the
 truck, all though he had been warned by the management and his
fellow-workman  that it was dangerous. He paid no heed to their warning and continued as  before.

 The block which he used to stop the truck slipped and the truck continued on  its way, Sellers, to avoid being hit, stepped back, but as he was at the end  of the platform he fell to the ground some twenty feet, and the truck and  lumber fell on him, crushing and killing him instantly.

 His father, who was near the scene of the accident, has been looking at him,
 but at the instant when the accident happened, he turned away to tie his shoe  and thus failed to witness the death of his son. When he realized what had  happened he collapsed and was taken home, a physician called and retsoratives  administered.

 >From what The Advertiser could learn, it was the fault of no one but the  unfortunate victim.

 The remains were taken tot the Sellers' home in the mill quarters, The
 funeral was held the next day at the Bonifay cemetery. >>


   From:
        "Don Sellers" <dsellers@digitalexp.com>
     Tew  Family

Lisa.
This might connect to the Tew's in question. I think you have this info
already.
There is a lady just North of Chipley that claims to be related to all of
the Tew's in this area. She also says she has a book on them.
Don

Descendants of Barry Lee Sellers

 1   Barry Lee Sellers b: September 28, 1898
.  +Minnie R. Tew b: October 25, 1890
.... 2   Cleatus Sellers b: Unknown
........  +Cleaola



Published in Holmes County Advertiser, Bonifay, Florida
Friday, July 14, 1922

Mrs. Sellers Passes Away

Mrs. Caroline Sellers, wife of W. H. Sellers ferryman at Caryville, died
last Friday night following an illness of several days. The remains were
laid to rest in the Westville cemetery Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Sellers
was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Callahan of Westville,



HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA

              The First Settlers of Holmes County --- Oates Family

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have files or information you would like to submit, e-mail us.  We can most definitely use them (and so can someone else!)  The more records we are able to get on-line, the
easier the research will be for all of us.
 

(From the book "Heart and History of Holmes County" by Anna Paget Wells (used by permission of the publisher, Sue Riddle
McDearman))  This book is chock full of pictures and what has been used within this web site is only a small about of
the book.  It can still be ordered from Sue Riddle McDearman or from the Holmes County Advertiser, 112 E Virginia
Avenue, Bonifay FL 32425; phone 850-547-2270; fax 850-547-9200

Michael Oates and his wife Mary, settled in the part of Walton County that later became Holmes County.
In the 1850 Census, his household consisted of a wife and Calvin, a son. A married son, Oliver and his
wife, Mary Catherine Morrison Oates, and their five-month old daughter lived in the house with him. The
Oates moved away from Holmes County in the 1850s to Alabama and later to Mississippi.

When the War Between the States broke out, Oliver and Mary had four children. While Oliver was
fighting in the War, an epidemic of some kind broke out. Mary Catherine (Katie) and two of her four
children died. The two children that survived, Michael and Christian, were brought to Florida to live with
Oliver Oatesí sister, Mary Oates Douglass. She married Alexander Douglass, Katieís uncle and
brother-in-law.

In 1915 Michael Oates paid his relatives in Holmes County a visit.

He had accidentally discovered a mineral water that had great healing qualities. He and some other men
were building a dam, and while they were taking break to eat lunch, a mangy dog appeared on the scene.
One of the men pitched him into the excavation that contained water where they had been working Ė days
later the dog reappeared on the scene with a healthy coat of hair. The men also noticed that if they got a
scratch on their hands it healed quickly. Michael shipped this healing mineral water to Westville by the
gallon. Customers would bottle it in smaller bottles and sell it for 50 cents a bottle. I remember the mineral
water Ė if it spilled onto your clothes it had so much iron in it that it would cause a rust spot that wouldnít
come out when washed.

After his return to his home in Mississippi, Michael wrote this letter to his kin in Holmes County (my
mother):

Bay Springs, Mississippi

Oct 28, 1915

         My dear old Aunt,

         I suppose you think I have forgotten you or the visit to old Florida and the kindness
         I received from your hands. I wish to say I shall never forget the visit and your
         kindness to me while with you all. I cannot write, neither can tongue express, the
         joy and satisfaction that emanated from that visit.

         This visit germinated in my mind more than 50 years ago when I found that I had
         to leave you and return to Alabama. It grew and grew for 50 years and finally
         matured to my great satisfaction. I feel like it is useless for me to tell you that I
         enjoyed the visit Ė you could tell that by my action and countenance. Nothing has
         ever brought me so close to my dear old mother as that visit, and the greeting of my
         dear olds aunts. (his motherís sisters)

         I feel that God has been wonderfully good to me Ė to grant unto me such a
         pleasure. I wish I could express to you all such a pleasure so that you could feel and
         know the deep love that has ever been in my heart for all of you.

         The cousins whom I had never met endeared themselves to me so much that there
         has not an hour passed since my return but that they have been upon my mind.

         I hope this will not be the last time that I shall have the opportunity in this life for
         such a feast.

         I think some of you ought and will pay us a visit this fall, or this winter. Merdic
         ("supposed to be Murdock") and Wallace (Cooey) have already promised me they
         were coming and I feel as if they told me the truth. You can leave Westville on the
         mid-day train and go to Mobile and get there about sundown and then you will
         leave Mobile 6:35 am and arrive here at 12:14, you can make the trip in about 24
         hours, and when you think bout that, it is too close for us to live out our lives and
         never see one another. I want to say that this letter is for you all and I donít want
         any to feel slighted. I want a long letter from someone or all of you as I am getting
         anxious to hear from you.

         As I came through Pensacola, the dengue fever was raging and do you know I
         caught it good. I would have written sooner if I had not had a severe spell of fever.

         Wife and all the children join me in sending love to all the kinfolk and inquiring
         friends.

         With kisses and a hug to my old aunts, I will close for this time.

         M Oates

         His aunts were Nancy Stanley, Sarah Sellers, Abbie Cooey, Martha Morrison,
         Margaret Padgett and Christian Brownell.

In 1976 I found an address among my Aunt Margaretís pictures. This sparked my interest in knowing
more about the Oates family. The address was on the back of a picture of nephew Mikeís family. I know
Mike would not likely be living so I addressed a letter of enquiry to a son.

For three months I heard nothing, then a letter came from the son of the man to whom I had mailed my
request for information:

         Dear Mrs Wells:

         Your letter of Oct 26, 1976, directed to my fatherís attention is hereby
         acknowledged.

         Marvin Sr, (O M Oates Sr) my father, died in November, 1961. Mrs Annie O
         Massey, my aunt, died in the year 1969. Michel Oates (Mike Oates), my
         grandfather, died in the year 1945.

         Michael Oates and wife, Martha Horne Oates, had four children including my
         father and aunt, namely Anne Oates (Massey), Oliver Marvin Oates, Sr, Junior
         Kennedy Oates (Dr J K Oates), who died in 1968, and Essie Oates (Christopher)
         who is still living and resides here in Bay Springs.

         Mrs Annie Oates Massey was married to Dr T L Massey who died about the year
         1970. They had four sons, namely Dr Jewitt Massey (deceased); Dr John Oates
         Massey, living in Quitman, Mississippi; Dr T O Massey, who lives in Waynesboro,
         Mississippi; and Dr S M Massey, who resides here in Bay Springs.

         My father was first married to Miss Denson (whose father established the Town of
         Bay Springs), but who was killed in the tornado that struck Bay Springs in 1920.
         My father later married Fannye Ducker (Oates) and I am the only child of their
         marriage. My mother died in 1966. My father had one child by his first marriage,
         but this daughter was also killed in the tornado of 1920.

         Dr J K Oates was married to Margaret Sumrall Oates who lives and resides in
         Laurel, Mississippi. Dr Oates was previously married and had one child, namely
         Sterling Oates, who resides in Amarillo, Texas. Dr Oates had by his second
         marriage two children, namely Dr J K Oates, Jr, a doctor of internal medicine, who
         resides and practices in the city of Jackson, Mississippi. Dr Michelle Oates (Griffin,
         Mrs Jerry) who resides with her husband, Dr Jerry Griffin, in Palo Alto, Calif.

         Mrs Essie Oates Christopher was previously married to George Schuartz, who lives
         in Orlando, Florida; and Charles M Schuartz, who is one of the top officials in
         Union Oil of California and resides in Pasadena.



HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA

  HISTORY OF HOLMES COUNTY -- The First Settlers of Holmes County
            --- Register Families -- Came to Florida from Carolinas

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have files or information you would like to submit, e-mail us.  We can most definitely use them (and so can someone else!)  The more records we are able to get on-line, the easier the research will be for all of us.
 

(From the book "Heart and History of Holmes County" by Anna Paget Wells (used by permission of the publisher, Sue Riddle
McDearman))  This book is chock full of pictures and what has been used within this web site is only a small amount of
the book.  It can still be ordered from Sue Riddle McDearman or from the Holmes County Advertiser, 112 E Virginia
Avenue, Bonifay FL 32425; phone 850-547-2270; fax 850-547-9200

Noah Allen Register and his family, early settlers of Holmes County, left the upper part of North Carolina
before the Civil War and came to Florida by wagon train.

All the family possessions were loaded on wagons and the women and young children rode while the men
and older children walked and drove the livestock.

After traveling for a few days, Noah informed his family that he would top at the next suitable location,
pitch camp and let the animals graze for a few days. Soon they came upon a log house with a large barn
located on a clear stream of water and surround by good grazing land. A man was standing by the fence
in front of the house and Noah Allen approached him and said, "Register is my name". Taking the
extended hand, the stranger replied, "And Register is my name."

Noah Allen asked for permission to camp on the steam and to let his stock graze for a while. Young
Register, whose home was in South Carolina, made him welcome.

The families never could find a trace a kinship but they became very good friends. In fact, Young told
Noah Allen that if he would stay until he could ready the wagons, he would join him on the trek south.

Noah Allen did stay long enough to grow a crop of peas to eat on the trail. By that time, Young had his
wagons ready, so the two Register families hit the trail together.

Noah Allen settled in Holmes County near Graceville, and Young settled in Washington County near
Vernon. The Vernon Park is today on a part of the acreage once owned by Young Register.

Soon after the families settled in Florida, the Civil War broke out. Young Register was too old to be
drafted but at that time a draftee could hire someone to take his place. A Mr Brock agreed to pay Young
$1,000 and 100 head of cattle for taking his place in the war.

While he was a soldier, Young Register contracted mumps and died from exposure to cold weather. He
was buried in Charleston, South Carolina, but his widow, who died later, was buried in the Vernon
Cemetery.

After Registerís death, Mr Brock had to replace him in the war effort and he, too, failed to return.

Noah Allenís son, William J (Bill) Register, also joined the army during the Civil War. He had some
exciting experiences, but lived to come home and tell about them.

Once when Bill was marching with his outfit through Georgia, he noticed a mulberry tree beside the road
loaded with berries. He wanted some of them, but knew he couldnít break rank. After his company
pitched camp a little further down the road, however, Bill slipped back to the tree to get some of the
luscious berries. He climbed up the tree and was help himself when he heard a loud boom and a
cannonball zoomed through the air and cut off the limb on which he was seated. It was said that Bill
never again cared for mulberries.

After the Civil War, Bill walked from Graceville to Vernon to get Young Registerís daughter, Missouri, to
be his wife.

Bill and Missouri walked from Vernon to Cerro Gordo, which was the county seat of Holmes County at
that time, and got married. Afterward, they loaded all their possessions on a cart pulled by a yearling and
headed for Newton, Ala, where Bill had a job working on the railroad.

Bill only made $4 a week working for the railroad, but that wasnít bad. For $1 they could buy enough
coffee to last a month and housing cost but little. In fact, Bill and Missouri made a temporary dwelling
from slabs cut away to square the rail crossties, and whenever the job moved, the house moved with it.

After working on the railroad for seven months, Bill and Missouri returned to Holmes County and
homesteaded a 160-acre tract of land. There they raised a family of seven sons and a daughter: Anthony,
Ashley, Tom, Mallie, Pryor, Allen, Lon and Lura.

Mallie Register has a beautiful daughter named Ila, who became the wife of Joshua Wells. They had a
daughter, Kathleen, but Ila died while Kathleen was still a baby. In 1936, Kathleen, who is Bill and
Missouri's great-granddaughter, became my step-daughter when I married her father.

Claude Register of Vernon, when he was nearing 80, told me this story one day. He is a grandson of Bill
and Missouri Register and spoke of his grandfather with pride. He said that his grandfather never signed a
note on the 160 acres of land that he homesteaded and only had to buy one "studybaker" wagonload of
corn and two sides of bacon during his lifetime.

Bill and Missouri Register were buried in the Collins Mill Cemetery near Graceville. They have many
descendants around, but I canít name them all. One of them was Marlin Register, Holmes County
Supervisor of Registration (sic), who was a great-grandson.



William J "Bill" Sellers, age 82, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Holmes County, died Sunday, Feb 28, 1999 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Slocomb, Alabama on Oct 10,1916.  He was a World War II U S Army veteran, farmer and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

Funeral services were March 4 at the Chapel of James and Lipford Funeral Home with Elder Thomas Bond and the Rev Chester Padgett officiating.  Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home of Graceville directing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Best Sellers; sons Royce Sellers of Headland, Alabama, Wayne Sellers of Bradenton, Florida, Aubrey Sellers and Andy Sellers, both of Dade City, Florida; daughter Melba Unsworth of Bradenton, Florida; sister Pearlie Phillips of Graceville; brother Willis Sellers of Slocomb, Alabama; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

SOURCE:  Holmes County Advertiser, 10 March 1999, Page 19


       From:
            "Donald Sellers" <dsellers@digitalexp.com>

As a point of interest the Mary Emaline, referenced in James Sellars message below,
married John C. Hood. John was a Civil War Veteran who fought with 33rd Alabama
Regiment, H. J. Smisson Company, enlisted 4 Oct, 1864. On 23 May, 1904 John applied
for a pension from Florida while living in Westville, Holmes County, Florida. John
C. Hood was born 31 Oct, 1845 in Dale county, Al..

Mary Emaline Sellers Hood applied for a widow's pension after John C. Hood died on 2
Dec, 1908. On the application Mary states she was born 20 Oct, 1846 in Dale County,
Al and was married to John C. Hood on 30 Nov, 1865 in Dale County, Al.. At the time
of the pension application she was residing in Westville, Holmes County, Fl. and she
had resided there since November 1879.

Don
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

From:
        James Sellars <jsellars@gulftel.com>

URL:      http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/Al/Coffee/254
Surname: Sellars, Kinsaul
-------------------------
 

Willam Sellers married Nancy Moye in Mecklenburg, NC
Some of their children were: Eliga, Wright, Thomas and David.
They all came South to Ga. Eliga and Wright remained in
Mitchell Co. Ga. Thomas and David moved West to Alabama.
Thomas and David married Kinsaul sisters, Mary and Eliza.
Thomas and Mary settled in Dale Co. Al near Coffee Co. and
David and Eliza moved to the South in Washington Co. Fl
David was wounded in battle in the War and buried at the
Confederate Hospital in Greenville, Al.. The wives were
daughters of John Kinsaul a pioneer landowner in Al. The
children of David and Eliza were: Mary, Susan, Martha, Isaac
Eliza, Jesse and David Archie Sellars. Jesse died as a child,
Martha Frances never married, Mary Emaline married John Crockett Hood,
Susan Eliza married George W. Burns, Isaac married N. M. Sellars,
Eliza M. R. married John Yates and David Archie married
William Henrietta Bryan.



  From:
       MRipke@aol.com

   ALDALE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [DALE COUNTY] Amaniah Lee
 

1870 Holmes Co, FL census p. 166 Miller PO - 9-12-1870
Lee, Amaniah 50 SC
       Mary E 39 SC
       James W 22 SC
       John T 18 SC
       Elizabeth 16 AL
       Samuel 13 AL
       Mary J 11 AL
       William I 9 AL
       Acquila 6 AL
       Monro 4 FL
       Hathaway, Sarah 19 domestic

Amaniah Lee was married to Mary Elizabeth Wadsworth d/o
Daniel Wadsworth &
Catherine Mangum.

>From Holmes Co Cemetery Census:
James Wiley Lee b 1-7-1846 no death date buried at Sellers
Cemetery
63rd AL Inf Co K CSA. s/o Amaniah Lee
Monro Lee 1-15-1866 6-11-1940 buried at Red Hill Cemetery
s/o Amaniah Lee.
William Ingram Lee 1860 no death date buried at Red Hill
Cemetery s/o Amaniah
Lee
Samuel S Lee born c. 1856 buried at Mt Olive Cemetery s/o
Amaniah Lee
Elizabeth Lee 5-29-1852 9-5-1928 buried at Red Hill Cemetery
d/o Amaniah Lee.

Also found this:
Florida Confederate Pension Application - A03702
Cader A Lee
Alabama
Spouse - Theodosia (Windham)
Jackson Co, FL
1906 - 17 pages

Good luck,
Maggie



Shawn & Becky [basf@gtcom.net]
DEC 12, 2002
[ALHENRY] Whitehead-Holland-Hewett-Sellers
 

I have been doing research for several years now, but have just now got to this side of my family.  I'm looking for help with these names in my family history.  My great grandfather was Dell Whitehead b. 1868 in Dothan AL and married Nora Hewett. Since I'm new to researching the AL areas, I don't know what county that was then.  His parents were Allen Whitehead & Elizabeth Holland.  I believe I have found them on the 1860 census in Henry county, Rowville Beat city.  That is as far as I have gotten.
Nora Hewett Whitehead was believed to be born in Florida, but her father Andrew Hewett was born in Henry County.  Andrew Hewett married a Sellers, we don't know her name.  They all moved to Bonifay, Holmes County Florida.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Becky Whitehead Floyd
Shawn & Becky

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FROM Sue Gill [shgill@bellsouth.net]

RED HILL CEMETERY
The cemetery book has an indexed listing of people buried in the various
cemeteries. I found:
Sellers, Timothy Lewis {78} November 1876 - September 1961

The {78} refers to the cemetery, Red Hill.




I am looking for information on a man named C. C. Sellers, a lawyer who was in an Nov. 10,  1932 auto accident out side of Bonifay, FL.  in which my grandfather John Lowe was killed.  From information in the Geneva Co Reaper the accident occurred at dusk and my grandfather's model T Ford truck carried only a dim lantern as a headlight.  Just wondering if there was any additional information as to the outcome of the investigation from the accident and exactly where the accident occurred.   
Dorinda Bain
dorinda bain [dorindabain2@yahoo.com]

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