SCHLEY CO, GA (made in 1857 from Marion, Sumter)

lays next to



 JAMES'S PAGE


DUPLIN CO, NC


1860 SCHLEY CO, GA CENSUS =
ANN J. SELLERS, PAGE 50, ELLAVILLE
DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 2, ELLAVILLE
ELIZABETH SELLERS, PAGE 50, ELLAVILLE
JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 51, ELLAVILLE
JAMES H. SELLERS, PAGE 51, ELLAVILLE
MARY S. SELLERS, PAGE 50 ELLAVILLE
STEPHEN A. SELLERS PAGE 36 ELLAVILLE

David Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 34 1825 Georgia Male

Stephen A Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 37 1822 North Carolina Male
J C Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 26 1833 North Carolina Male
J H Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 18 1841 Georgia Male

Elizabeth Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 50 1809 North Carolina Female (ck Marion Co., GA,msh) dosmatic,no land
Ann J Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 30 1829 North Carolina Female
Mary S Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 North Carolina Female
Jacob Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 25 1834 Georgia Male , farmer, no land
Sarah A Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 23 1836 Georgia Female
Amanda C Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 Georgia Female
Julia V Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 19 1840 Georgia Female
Frances M Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 11 1848 Georgia Female
James H Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 8 1851 Georgia Male

together =
Elizabeth Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 50 1809 North Carolina Female ,page 50 (ck Marion Co., Ga, msh)
Susan J Parker Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 Georgia Female (CK1850 GREENE CO, GA)
Ann J Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 30 1829 North Carolina Female
Mary S Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 North Carolina Female
Jacob Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 25 1834 Georgia Male
Sarah A Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 23 1836 Georgia Female
Amanda C Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 Georgia Female
Julia V Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 19 1840 Georgia Female
Frances M Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 11 1848 Georgia Female
Mary Parker Not Stated, Schley, GA 16 1843 Georgia Female
James H Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 8 1851 Georgia Male

=====

John Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 48 1811 North Carolina Male, page 29 ELLAVILLE
(ck Marion County, Georgia, per Georgia)
Eliza Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 38 1821 North Carolina Female
Holloway Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 19 1840 Georgia Male
Olive C Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 16 1843 Georgia Female
Francis Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 14 1845 Georgia Male
Stephen R Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 13 1846 Georgia Male
Ann Jane Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 11 1848 Georgia Female
David T Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 9 1850 Georgia Male
Allice c Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 2 1857 Georgia Female
Joseph L Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 1 1858 Georgia Male

=

CIVIL WAR

MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY B, 46th REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF TENNESSEE
C. S. A.
SCHLEY COUNTY, GEORGIA
SCHLEY RIFLES

Sellars, Joseph H.- 4th Sergeant May 30, 1862.
Wounded at Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. June 27, 1864.
Paroled at Greensboro, N. C. May 1, 1865 , remarks:
"In Macon, Ga. hospital, sick and wounded."


Sellars, J. W.- private July 18, 1862. Roll for August
1864, last on file, shows him present. No later
record.

=

MUSTER ROLL OF

COMPANY G, 5th REGIMENT GEORGIA VOLUNTEER
INFANTRY ARMY OF TENNESSEE C. S. A.

SCHLEY COUNTY,
GEORGIA

Sellers, David W. 2d Sergeant May 11, 1861. Discharged,
over-age, August 1, 1862. Enlisted as a private December
30, 1862. Wounded December 6, 1864 , and sent to
hospital. No later record.

Devane, Taylor H. (Holloway) private May 11, 1861. (see pension app below/bottom of page)
Surrendered Greensboro, N. C. April 26, 1865. (Born:11-
23-1840 Buried Schley Co. Sellars Cem 4-03-1919)

=
SCHLEY CO, GA
Georgia. Adjuatant and Inspector General's Office.
Commissary General's Department. Families Supplied
with Salt, 1862-1864, 1 volume. Pages 17-18.
Mrs. John Devane
Mrs. R. Sellars
Mrs. James Gilmore
Mrs. S. Sellars


Names of Widows Having a Son or Sons Now in Service.
Mrs. Richard Sellars
Mrs. Sarah Hickman



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1870 SCHLEY CO, GA CENSUS =
HORRACE SELLARS 35 M B GA,PAGE 234 ELLAVILLE
STEPHEN SELLARS 48 M W NC, PAGE 227 ELLAVILLE
DAVID SELLERS 44 M W NC, PAGE 263 ELLAVILLE
NANCY SALLER 18 F W GA, PAGE 263 ELLAVILLE
ISABELLA SALTER 20 F W GA, PAGE 218 ELLAVILLE

Anna Jane Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1825 North Carolina White Female
James Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1852 Georgia White Male
Mary S Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1833 Georgia White Female
Stephen Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1822 North Carolina White Male


Nancy Saller Ellaville, Schley, GA abt 1852 Georgia White Female
living with
RICHARD MIDOWS 59 GA, GROCER
MARTHA M. 42 GA

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Ann Ida Sellars Ellaville, Schley, GA abt 1834 Alabama White Female
Daniel Sellars Ellaville, Schley, GA abt 1866 Georgia White Male
David Sellars Ellaville, Schley, GA abt 1826 North Carolina White Male
Henry Sellars Ellaville, Schley, GA abt 1865 Georgia White Male
James Sellars Ellaville, Schley, GA abt 1869 Georgia White Male
Anna Jane Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1825 North Carolina White Female
Eliza Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1867 Georgia Colored Female
Fanny Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1850 Georgia Colored Female
Horrace Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1835 Georgia Colored Male
Horrace Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1867 Georgia Colored Male
James Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1852 Georgia White Male
Mary S Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1833 Georgia White Female
Peter Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1865 Georgia Colored Male
Stephen Sellars Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1822 North Carolina White Male

Alice Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1858 Georgia White Female
Anna Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1850 Georgia White Female
Catherine Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1856 Georgia White Female
Dorothy Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1868 Georgia White Female
Eliza Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1825 North Carolina White Female


Franklin Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1845 Georgia White Male
PAGE 221
Georgia V Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1869 Georgia White Female
Polly A Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1845 Georgia White Female

Georgia V Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1869 Georgia White Female
Holliway Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1815 North Carolina White Male
Holliway Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1841 Georgia White Male
Jasper Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1862 Georgia White Male
Joseph Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1860 Georgia White Male
Martha Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1864 Georgia White Female
Mathew Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1861 Georgia White Male
Polly A Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1845 Georgia White Female
Richard Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1848 Georgia White Male
Rufus Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1866 Georgia White Male
Susan Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1850 Georgia White Female
Susan Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1826 Georgia White Female
Taylor Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1853 Georgia White Male
Thomas Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1852 Georgia White Male
Victoria Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1847 Georgia White Female
William Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA abt 1859 Georgia White Male

==

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/schley/military/civilwar/burials.txt

SELLARS FAMILY CEMETERY

Devane, John Thomas Co. B, 17th Ga. Inf., CSA 1810 1869

John Thomas and wife Eliza Sellars were parents of Taylor Holloway Devane, below.--Martha Rainey RAINEYM968@aol.com

Devane, Taylor Holloway Co. G, 5th Ga. Inf., CSA 11-23-1840 4-3-1919

Sellars, S.A. Co. B, 46th Ga. Inf., CSA 1822 11-10-1897

===========================

FROM Richard White [rw@pone.com]

Schley County GaArchives News.....Frank Devane, Last Vet, to become 94 June 1938
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Ernie Jones ejones1@kc.rr.com April 3, 2005, 5:48 pm

The Ellaville Sun June 1938
FRANK DEVANE, LAST VET, TO BECOME 94
Schley's Only Confederate Soldier to Spend Birthday Anniversary at Chattanooga,
Tenn., Where He is Visting His Daughter; Shook Hands With Gen. R.E. Lee

Frank M. Devane, Schley county's only surviving Confederate veteran, becomes 94
years old next Wednesday, June 15.

The aged man, blind and deaf, will spend the day at Chattanooga, Tenn., where
he is visiting a daughter, Mrs. Jesse Clonts(?).

Mr. Devanes's fondest recollection of four years' service in the War Between
the States is of shaking hands with General Robert E. Lee after hearing the
Confederate chieftain make his historic farewell to his men immediately after
surrendering at Appomatox courthouse in April, 1865. He likes to recall the
frenzy with which the ragged soldiers literally dug an apple tree up by the
roots for souvenirs of the farewell scene.

Although he took part in many major battles, including the Battle of Gettysburg-
-said to be the bloodiest of the war--the Schley county man escaped injury.
A "buddy," squatting by his side in the firing line, was instantly killed
during the Gettysburg hostilities.

He has frequently recalled the hardships of the struggle, pointing out the
scarcity of food and adequate clothing.

Mr. Devane volunteered for service in 1861, when he was 18, and was assigned to
Company B of the 17th Georgia regiment. Among the battles in which he took
part was the Battle of the Wilderness.

Born June 15, 1844, in what is now Schley county, he was a son of Liza Sellars
Devane and J.T. Devane. Of eight brothers and three sisters, only one sister,
Mrs. J.M. Chapman of Schley county, is living. He married Miss Polly Wall.
They reared 11 children, six of whom are living. They are Marion Fletcher
devane of Ellaville; P.H. Devane, Aiken, S.C.; John Devane, Milledgeville;
Rainey Devane, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Jesse Clonts, Chattanooga, Tenn., and
Mrs. Albert Walters of Ty Ty.

He has 33 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. One grandchild, Mrs. W.H.
Oliver of Ellaville, with whom he has made his home much in recent years, is
treasurer of the local Sarah E. Hornady chapter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy.

Mr. Devane attended his last Confederate reunion at Chattanooga four years ago.

He has a fondness for ice cream and eats a pint a day, but his chief weakness,
relatives say, always has been chocalate candy, with an occasional diversion to
peppermint.

File at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/schley/newspapers/frankdev2042nw.txt

This file has been created by a form at http://www.poppet.org/gafiles/

File size: 3.0 Kb

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http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/schley/military/civilwar/burials.txt

SELLARS FAMILY CEMETERY

Devane, John Thomas Co. B, 17th Ga. Inf., CSA 1810 1869

John Thomas and wife Eliza Sellars were parents of Taylor Holloway Devane,
below.--Martha Rainey RAINEYM968@aol.com

Devane, Taylor Holloway Co. G, 5th Ga. Inf., CSA 11-23-1840 4-3-1919

Sellars, S.A. Co. B, 46th Ga. Inf., CSA 1822 11-10-1897

===========================

MAKE SEP PAGE FOR DEVANE FAMILY? msh

WHERE IS this family in 1850?
WE need EXACT census readings on these families.
ANY help/suggestions appreciated.

WHAT is the DEVANE connection to Cromartie family?
WHEN=
WHERE=


I believe we show them on 1860 Schley Co, Ga census =
John Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 48 1811 North Carolina Male, page 29
ELLAVILLE (ck 1850 Lowndes,Ga,msh)
Eliza Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 38 1821 North Carolina Female (Sellers?)
Holloway Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 19 1840 Georgia Male
Olive C Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 16 1843 Georgia Female
Francis Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 14 1845 Georgia Male
Stephen R Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 13 1846 Georgia Male
Ann Jane Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 11 1848 Georgia Female
David T Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 9 1850 Georgia Male
Allice c Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 2 1857 Georgia Female
Joseph L Devane Not Stated, Schley, GA 1 1858 Georgia Male
and
SELLERS =where ANY of these families in 1850?
1860 SCHLEY CO, GA CENSUS =
ANN J. SELLERS, PAGE 50, ELLAVILLE
DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 2, ELLAVILLE
ELIZABETH SELLERS, PAGE 50, ELLAVILLE
JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 51, ELLAVILLE
JAMES H. SELLERS, PAGE 51, ELLAVILLE
MARY S. SELLERS, PAGE 50 ELLAVILLE
STEPHEN A. SELLERS PAGE 36 ELLAVILLE

David Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 34 1825 Georgia Male

Stephen A Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 37 1822 North Carolina Male
J C Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 26 1833 North Carolina Male
J H Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 18 1841 Georgia Male

Elizabeth Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 50 1809 North Carolina Female
Ann J Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 30 1829 North Carolina Female
Mary S Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 North Carolina Female
Jacob Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 25 1834 Georgia Male
Sarah A Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 23 1836 Georgia Female
Amanda C Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 Georgia Female
Julia V Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 19 1840 Georgia Female
Frances M Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 11 1848 Georgia Female
James H Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 8 1851 Georgia Male


together =
Elizabeth Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 50 1809 North Carolina Female ,page
50
Susan J Parker Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 Georgia Female (CK1850 GREENE
CO, GA)
Ann J Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 30 1829 North Carolina Female
Mary S Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 North Carolina Female
Jacob Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 25 1834 Georgia Male
Sarah A Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 23 1836 Georgia Female
Amanda C Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 21 1838 Georgia Female
Julia V Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 19 1840 Georgia Female
Frances M Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 11 1848 Georgia Female
Mary Parker Not Stated, Schley, GA 16 1843 Georgia Female
James H Sellers Not Stated, Schley, GA 8 1851 Georgia Male

=====

Richard, in answer to your question: No, Richard Sellars' daughter Susan
did not marry. Thanks very much for the story about Francis Marion Devane.
He was a first cousin to my grandfather James Richard Sellars. Sincerely
James Sellars

"James Sellars" <jsellars@gulftel.com>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard White" <rw@pone.com>
To: <SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2005 9:54 PM
Subject: [SELLERS] Liza Sellars Devane


>
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/schley/newspapers/frankdev2042nw.txt

======================

I read the following message yesterday. I'm not related to the people
in it (as far as I know), and have no further information on them (yet). I
do have an interest in a Devane family who connected to the Cromartie family
(as in Benjamin Duncan Sellers who married Elizabeth Ann Cromartie--buried
in Sellers Cemetery in Butler Co. AL).

The DEVANE name attached to the SELLARS name in the message below
caught my eye, and I thought I'd send it in, hoping someone knows more about
this family.

Cheryll Sumner

csumner1@comcast.net]

===

Here is what I've found:
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/sampson/wills/gdevane.txt

<George DeVane - 1810 - Sampson County, NC - Wills ..."divided among my
children, namely, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Cornelius, Tabitha, John T.,
***Felix, Catherine, Miriam..."

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http://showcase.netins.net/web/sellerfamily/carol.htm Carol's Page

"Subject: Re: SELLERS/DEVANE/HOLLOWAY/DUPLIN/SAMPSON CO,NC I am sending you
another Devane/Sellers connection:"

Miriam TREADWELL born in 1761. She died on 10 Apr 1836 in , Monroe, Alabama.
Miriam married George DEVANE-51601 about 1781. George died on 19 Mar 1810 in
North Carolina

They had the following children:

***2558 F i Elizabeth DEVANE-51602 was born on 13 Oct 1782 in , North
Carolina. She died on 31 Aug 1822. Elizabeth married Alexander CROMARTIE on
30 Jul 1799. [Cheryll's note: According to other people's research, their
daughter Elizabeth Ann CROMARTIE married Benjamin Duncan SELLERS]

2559 M ii Cornelius DEVANE was born about 1785 in , North Carolina.

2560 M iii John T. DEVANE was born about 1787 in , North Carolina.

2561 F iv Catherine DEVANE was born about 1790.

2562 F v Mary Ann DEVANE was born about 1794 in , North Carolina.

***2563 M vi Felix DEVANE was born about 1797 in , North Carolina. Felix
married Elizabeth.

2564 F vii Tabitha DEVANE was born about 1799 in , North Carolina

2565 F vii Miriam DEVANE

This family can be found here:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1802/p526.html

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/1802/p518.html

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From: "James Sellars" <jsellars@gulftel.com>
To: <SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 11:44 PM
Subject: Re: [SELLERS] SELLARS, DEVANE--Schley Co. GA


> Dear Ms Summer,
> The Sellars/Devane family in the aforementioned message is indeed not
> part of your family. I have considerable knowledge of the "Butler County"
> Sellars. The Frank Devane of the story is Francis Marion Devane. He is the
> son of John and Eliza Sellars Devane of Ellaville, Ga. Eliza is my
> ggrandfather's sister (David William Sellars) The Brooks buried in the
> Sellers Cemetery is of the sizeable Brooks family from around Owassa, Al.
> Some of their descendants are known to me. James Richard Sellars

===

Dear James,

Thank you for your reply to my Sellars-Devane message. I have not been able
to document that my BROOKS family buried at SELLERS Cemetery in Butler Co.
Ala. is related to any other BROOKS family in Butler or any surrounding
county. I have hints and clues and circumstantial evidence, but nothing
else. The two earliest BROOKS families in Butler Co. (by 1840) were my
Felix Brooks and Preston BROOKS. Felix was a few dwellings from Duncan
SELLERS in 1840 but not that close to Preston BROOKS. I've spent much time
trying to link my Felix to Preston and also to an early Samuel Brooks,
Benjamin Brooks, and William Brooks who were in nearby Monroe/Conecuh Co.;
also to a John Sawyer BROOKS who arrived in Butler Co. in the 1850s (but may
have been there much earlier, moved away, and returned). Felix is not a
common Brooks name, and even his children's names don't provide any clues so
far.

You wrote: <The Brooks buried in the > Sellers Cemetery is of the sizeable
Brooks family from around Owassa, Al. > Some of their descendants are known
to me. James Richard Sellars>

Please help me if you can! Here is a message I recently posted to the
Butler County, Alabama mailing list. It explains my dilemma.

---------------------

I have been at a standstill on my BROOKS family. My gg-gf Felix Brooks is
one big roadblock in my research. He died in 1850 before the census and
before the Butler Co. Courthouse burned in 1853. My first and only record of
him (other than his tombstone) was the 1840 Butler County Alabama census. He
was one of only two Felix BROOKSes in the whole United States in 1840. The
other one was in Jones Co. Georgia (b. abt 1810) and was a few years younger
than my Felix (born 1807).

There was NO ONE in the U.S. named Felix Brooks in 1830's census. Was my
Felix skipped or using his middle name or living in someone else's HH at age
23?. There was NO ONE named Felix BROOKS on any U.S. Census before 1840
(assuming the index is correct). That makes my Felix Brooks the first person
named Felix Brooks to ever make a census!

I knew my Felix was named after someone, but WHO? I had to assume my Felix
was named after a Felix whose last name was not BROOKS. I knew that Felix
was born in either North or South Carolina in 1807. So I assumed (or hoped)
his namesake was living in one of those two states in 1810. Fortunately, the
name Felix was not very common in 1810. On the 1810 US Census there were
only ten Felixes in NC and only five in SC. All I had to do was find a Felix
living near a BROOKS. Although I knew this was a cockamamie method of
research, I decided to check all fifteen Felixes of 1810 to see if, by
chance, one lived near a BROOKS. Bingo! Felix #13 was a Felix POWELL living
near an Edmond BROOKS (aka Edward, Edmund) in 1810 in Horry Co. SC. Then I
became very, very excited when I found right next door to Edmond BROOKS
these names (all in a row):

Database: 1810 United States Federal Census

Edmond BROOKS Not Stated County: Horry SC 1810 Page: 479

Benj SELLERS Not Stated, Horry, SC 1810 p. 479

Ezekiel DUNCAN Not Stated, Horry, SC 1810 p. 479

Rite SELLERS Not Stated, Horry, SC 1810 p. 479 [actually Wright SELLERS]

Jordan SELLERS Not Stated, Horry, SC 1810 p. 479

Felix POWEL Not Stated, Horry, SC 1810 p. 479

Why was I excited? Because my Felix Brooks is buried at SELLERS cemetery in
Butler Co. His daughter married Duncan T. SELLERS, grandson of Benjamin
Duncan SELLERS, who is also buried there. The father of Benjamin Duncan
SELLERS was Wright SELLERS, supposedly one and the same as the one in Horry
County in 1810. Wright SELLERS married a Miss DUNCAN (possibly the daughter
of Ezekiel Dunkin above???).

I "googled" for hours reading other people's research on this Edmond Brooks
and on Wright Sellers. Then I became even more excited when I read that the
above Edmond Brooks was married in 1806 to a Rebecca SELLERS, supposedly the
daughter of a Benjamin Sellers. I've always suspected that either Rachel or
Felix Brooks was related to this Sellers family before their daughter
married Duncan T. Sellers in 1869. This was because Felix Brooks was the
FIRST person (with a tombstone still standing) who was buried at the Sellers
family graveyard, now called Sellers Cemetery. He died in 1850--BEFORE
Benjamin Duncan Sellers (the first Sellers known to be buried there).

My preliminary research on the Internet shows that this Edmond Brooks left
Horry Co. in the 1830s and was on the 1840 Pike Co. Alabama Census. Wright
Sellers and a B.D. or B. R.? Sellers were on the 1830 Pike Co. Census. B.
Duncan Sellers was on the 1830 Lowndes Co. census and in Butler Co. after
that. Edmond Brooks had sons named Evan and Luke Brooks. Evan Brooks (if
same one) is on the 1830 Pike Co. Census. Evan Brooks died in Conecuh Co. in
1875. Luke Brooks is on the 1850 Montgomery Co. census. and so is his mother
Rebecca (Sellers?) Brooks.

I don't know if this lead will pan out, but it seems to be a good one.
During my Google searching I found an old BROOKS genforum post from my third
cousins Tim and Milton Slauson, who had reached the same conclusion a few
years ago that I just reached yesterday--that there MUST be a connection of
our Felix Brooks to Edmond Brooks in Horry Co. SC 1810.

What's in a name? The known children of Felix Brooks, all born 1837-1848,
were Francis, Eliza Jane, Nancy Turkwane "Turk", Sarah "Sallie" Angeline,
George Lafayette, and Marion Taylor Brooks. NO EDMOND. No Rebecca. No
Benjamin. No Luke. No Evan. Not even a Felix in the bunch. And if Rachel was
a Peavy, no Abraham, no Charles! No Rachel either. NO CLUES in the names as
of now.

CMS
csumner [csumner1@comcast.net]

P.S. If my Felix BROOKS is not related to Edmond BROOKS, then it is a MAJOR
coincidence that Felix ended up in 1850 in Butler Co. Ala. buried in the
same cemetery as the grandson of Benjamin SELLERS, a next door neighbor of
Edmond BROOKS in 1810 in Horry Co. SC.

 

=======

Although my BROOKS family lived in Butler Co., Ala., they were very close to
the Monroe, Conecuh, and even Wilcox county line. My gg-gf Felix BROOKS
(died 1850) was the first person (with a tombstone still standing) who was
buried in SELLERS Cemetery in Butler Co. Alabama. Sellers Cemetery is
referred to as the Sellers family graveyard in old obits I've found. The
first known SELLERS buried there (but AFTER Felix BROOKS) was Benjamin
Duncan SELLERS whose wife was Elizabeth Ann CROMARTIE (also buried there).
Elizabeth Ann Cromartie's mother was ***Elizabeth DEVANE Cromartie [above].
Elizabeth DEVANE Cromartie's brother Felix DEVANE was in Monroe Co. Ala.
(neighbors Butler Co.) from at least 1830-1880.

1830 Monroe Co. Ala. p. 32

1m u5

1m 5-10

1m 10-15

1m 30-40

3f u5

1f 5-10

1f 30-40

same page--John MIMMS, John HERRIN, Samuel GRACE

next page--Benjamin BROOKS

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1840 Monroe Co. p. 225

Felix Devane

1m u5

1m 5-10

2m 15-20

1m 40-50 [Felix]

1f u5

1f 5-10

2f 10-15

1f 15-20

1f 40-50

1840 neighbors--Britain, Wright, Stanford MIMMS, James SELLERS, Priscilla
BROOKS (widow of Benjamin), Rebecca SAWYER

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1850 Monroe Co. Ala. Nov. 18th, 1850 p. 43

636/636 Felix DEVANN 53 NC

Elizabeth 53 NC

John 29

Amanda 28?

Elizabeth 27

Sarah M. 21

Mary A. 19

Cornelius 17

___ _.? 15 m

Margaret C.? 12

Julia D. 10

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1860 Monroe Co. Ala. Burnt Corn Sept. 7, 1860 p. 863

752/685 Felix DEVANE 63 m Farmer 200 500 NC

Elizabeth 63 f NC

Marian 30 f Ala.

Mary 25 f

Cornelius 24 m Farmer 1500 1000

Julia 20/24? f

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1870 Monroe Co. Ala., Beat No 12, Post Office: Dennard's Bluff Aug. 23rd,
1870 p. 578

2524/2524 DeVann, Felix 74 m w N. Carolina

Elizabeth 73 f w Housekeeper N. Carolina

Amanda 48 f w Alabama

Mary 35 f w Alabama

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1880 Monroe Co. Ala. ED 156 Beat 12 Midway June 10, 1880 p. 439

67/67 DEVANE, Felix w m 83 Farmer NC NC NC

Cornelius w m 47 son Farmer Ala. NC NC

Amanda w f 5_? dau

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My interest in FELIX DEVANE is part of my effort to find a namesake for my
FELIX BROOKS who is buried in the same cemetery as Felix DEVANE's niece,
Elizabeth Ann Cromartie SELLERS, wife of Benjamin Duncan SELLERS.

I noticed the link to my page on your site (under Butler Co. AL) is not
working (for me anyway).

I'm planning to go to the Monroe Co. Ala. Courthouse soon and look for
information on the James SELLERS who was near Felix DEVANE in 1840.

Cheryll Sumner

other e-mail: Irishsttr2@aol.com

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Schley County GaArchives Military Records.....Taylor Holloway Devane January 16 1915
Civilwar - Pension Co. G, 5th Ga. Inf.
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APPLICATION FOR SOLDIER'S PENSION UNDER ACT 1910

Questions for Applicants to Answer

State of Georgia
Schley County

Taylor H. Devane of said stste and county, hereby applies for the pension
provided by Act of 1910, to Confederate Soldiers, and submits his sworn
statement, with his testimony to make out the same, and after being duly sworn
true answers to make to the questions propounded, answers as follows, to wit:

1. What is your name and where do you reside? Taylor H. Devane, Ellaville
Schley County
2. How long and since when have you been a continuous resident of this
state? all his life
3. Did you enlist in the Army of the Confederate States or of the Organized
Militia of this state from 1861 to 1865? Enlisted in 1861
4. When and where, and in what Company and regiment did you enlist? May 1861
at Ellaville, Schley Co., Ga. Co. G, Schley Guards, 5th Ga. Regt. Infantry
5. How long did you remain in the actual Military service waith said company
and regiment? 4 years til close of war, about may 1st 1865
6. When and where was your company and regiment surrendered or discharged
from the service? at Greensboro, N.C. in May 1865
7. Were you actually present with yourcommand when it was surrendered or
discharged? Yes
8a. thru 8h. (were not applicable and not answerded)
i. Were you captured during the war? I was not.
9. What property of every description was owned, in the use, possession and
control of yourself and wife, and it's cash value on the 4 Nov. 1908? I
held ??? for title to 570 acres of land of the value of $2000.00, I owned 3
mules of the value of $100.00 , cows & hogs value $100.00. I was owning at
that time as much as the property was worth.
10. What property of any kind have you or your wife disposed of and for what
purpose since 4 Nov., 1908. To whom and for what price? None. Have no wife.
11. What property of any discription of any kind, and any value now owned and
in the use, possession and control of yourself and wife and its cash vallue? I
own 7 head of cows & calves, value $100, wagon $15, cow milk $20, I own 14 head
of hogs, value $75, mowing machine $25, household & kitchen furniture $25, corn
$40. My land has been sold by process of law & it just brought enough to pay
the loan.
12. What annual or monthly income or earnings of yourself and wife and the
source derived have you? None
13. Are you drawing a pension of any amount from this state or the United
States? No
14. Have you ever applied for the Georgia Pension and had it refused? and for
what cause it was not allowed? No

T.H. Devane

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 16th day of January 1915.

C.R. Tondee, Ordinary of Schley County

QUESTIONS FOR WITNESS AS TO SERVICE

State of Georgia
Schley County

C.L. Peacock of said State and County is hereby presented as a witness in
support of the application of Taylor H. Devane for the pension provided by the
Act of 1910, in said state, and after being sworn true answers to make to the
questions propounded answers as follows:

1. What is your name and where do you reside? C.L. Peacock, Ellaville,
Schley Co., Ga.
2. How long and since when have you known Taylor H. Devane, the applicant?
since 1858
3. Where does he now reside, and since when has he been a bona fide,
continuing resident in this state and how do you know? Ellaville, Schley
County, Georgia
4. When, where and in what company and regiment di Taylor H. Devane enlist
during the war from 1861 to 1865? Schley Guards, May 7th, 1861 at Ellaville,
Schley Co., Ga.
5. How did you obtain your information of this service? I was present & saw
him leave and afterward joined the same regiment to wit 5th Ga. Army of
Tennessee
6. How long within your own personal knowledge did he perform actual ,ilitary
service with this company and regiment? from 1861 til close of war
7. When and where was his command surrendered or discharged ? at Greensboro,
N.C. about 1st May 1865
8. Were you personally present at surrender? I was not there. I surrendered
at High Point, N.C.
9. If not, where were you and how came you there? I was with my command at
High Point, N.C. having left the 5th Ga. Reg. in May 1862.
10. Was the applicant personally present with his command at surrender? Yes

Questions 11-15 were not applicable and were no answered.

C.L. Peacock

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 16th day of January 1915.

C.R. Tondee, Ordinary of Schley county.


QUESTIONS FOR WITNESS AS TO SERVICE

State of Georgia
Schley County

A. Allen of said state and county is hereby presented as a witness in support
of the application of Taylor H. Devane for the pension provided by the Act of
1910, in said state, and after being duly sworn true answers to make to the
questions propounded answers as follows:

1. What is your name and where do you reside? A. Allen, Ellaville, Schley
Co., Ga.
2. How long and since when have you known Taylor H. Devane, the applicant?
Since 1857
3. Where does he now reside, and since when has he been a bona fide,
continuing resident in this state and how dou you know? Ellaville, Schley Co.,
Ga.
4. When, wheer and in what company and regiment did Taylor H. Devane enlist
during war from 1861 to 1865? May 7, 1861 at Ellaville, Schley Co., Ga.
Schley Guards, 5th Ga. Reg.
5. How did you obtain your information of this service? I was present when
he enlisted & I joined his company and regiment one year later to wit 1862
6. How long within your own personal knowledge did he perform actual military
service with this company and regiment? from 1861 to 1865.
7. When and where was his command surrendered or discharged? at Greensboro,
N.C. (Johnson's surrender) about 1st May 1865
8. Were you personally present at the surrender? Yes, I turned over the guns
and ammunition to the yankees
9. n/a
10. Was the applicant personally present with his command at surrender? yes. I
was with him
11 thru 14 (not applicable and not answered)
15. Was applicant captured as a prisoner? No

A. Allen

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 16th day of January 1915.

C.R. Tondee, Ordinary of Schley County.

Note at bottom: (applicant & witness both say they run some at Missionary
Ridge)

AFFIDAVIT OF TWO FREEHOLDERS

State of Georgia
Schley County

Personally before me comes C.R. McCrory & J.T. Myrick, who on oath says thta
hey are freeholders residing in said county and we know Taylor H. Devane, the
applicant for pension and we know the property that is now in the use,
possession and control of himself and of its cash value to wit:

7 head of cows & calves-value 100.00, wagon 15.00, cane mill 25.00, 7 head of
hogs-value 75.00, mowing machine 25.00, household & kitchen durniture 25.00,
corn 40.00.

1. What property, if any, has been sold or given away by the applicant or his
wife since 4 Nov. 1908? The sheriff sold all his land and above is all he
owns. The land hardly brought enough to pay the loan on it.
2. When and to whom was it sold or given to? sold by the sheriff & bought in
by lender, the Virginia Carolina Chemical Co.
3. What was the price paid or stated to be paid? About $2000.00, amount of
loan
4. What relation is the party to applicant C.R. McCrory is no kin. J.T.
Myrick is a nephew.
5. What disposition was made of the proceeds of the sale? applied on loan on
land
6. Was the disposition of this property made in good faith and full values?
sold by proces of law Or was it made toobtain a pension? No

C.R. McCrory
J.T. Myrick

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 16th day of Jany. 1915.

C.R. Tondee, Ordinary of Schley County.


Note on bottom of form:

Note by the Ordinary C.R. Tondee
I know that all this land was sold by the sheriff of Schley county for about
$3000 on 1st Tuesday in Dec. 1914 by virtue of a fi fa in favor of Virginia
Carolina Chemical Co. & list the amount realized from the sale of the land
hardly paid the loan on the land. He lacked $50 of selling for enough to pay
the loan.

July 16, 1915

C.R. Tondee, Ordinary Schley County, Ga.


Additional Information

Taylor Holloway Devane was the son of John Thomas Devane and Eliza Sellars. He
was born Nov. 23, 1840 and died April 3, 1919 and he is buried at Sellars
Cemetery. He was voted to the Confederate Honor Roll as Co. G representative
for the 5th Ga. Imogene B. Eason is quoted in "The History of Schley County"
as saying: "We are told he was married for a short time. His wife, it is
said, Got mad with him, spit in his face and left him. Others have said he
sent her home." I was unable to locate a recorded marriage record for him in
Schley County.


HANDWRITTEN LETTER ON C.R. McCRORY STATIONARY

Ellaville, Ga. Jany. 17 1915

Hon. J.W. Lindsay
Atlanta. Ga.

Dear Sir:

Herewith find application for pension for Mr. Taylor H. Devane, of this county,
as brave and as true soldier as ever volunteered in the cause of the south.
His friends have insisted for some time for him to do this but nothing but
absolute want compels him to do it. He has a false pride which prevented him
from sending in his application some time ago. He is old & in need. Your
attention will oblige.

His comrades, Mr. Allen, Mr. T.J.Myers, Mr. C.L. Peacock and others of the 5th
Ga. say that he never flinched his duty and was absolutely fearlessand that
during the entire war that he only had a 15 day furlough. It seems as if it
would be a pleasure to grant a pension to such a worthy applicant.

Respectfully

C.R. Tondee, Ordinary


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SELLARS FAMILY CEMETERY


Devane, John Thomas Co. B, 17th Ga. Inf., CSA
1810 1869 John Thomas and wife Eliza Sellars were
parents of Taylor Holloway Devane, below.--Martha
Rainey RAINEYM968@aol.com


Devane, Taylor Holloway Co. G, 5th Ga. Inf., CSA 11-23-1840 4-3-1919
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Schley County GaArchives History .....Notarized Document (Wall, John R.) April 27, 1977
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STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF SUMTER

Before the undersigned officer of this State, authorized to administer oaths,
personally appeared JOHN R. WALL, who after being duly sworn, deposes and on
oath says:

(1) That he is the son of M.J. WALL and MARY BELL STRANGE WALL. Of the
county of Schley, Ga., deceased. That this deponent has always been told and
believes that he was born August 20, 1884 and has lived in the surrounding
area all of his life, now being a resident of Magnolia Nursing Home, Americus,
Ga. Further that he married Minnie Caskey and had one son named Marion Caskey
Wall.
(2) That his said mother, Mary Bell Strange Wall, was the daughter of
Charner Bell Strange, and Nancy Elizabeth Goodson Strange, of the county of
Schley, Ga., and that he has always understood and heard that he was the
grandchild of Dr. Benjamin Alexander Strange and Mary Bell Strange on his
father’s side, and further was the grandchild of Alexander Goodson and Hannah
Hathorn Goodson on his mother’s side. Deponent also remembers that his
grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth Goodson Strange, had a sister named Martha
Goodson Barrow who was married to E.B. Barrow of Schley Co., Ga.
(3) That deponent had several sisters and brothers, namely: C.H. Wall who
married Hallie Walker and had several children, Lucille, who married Andrew
sellers
, Irene, who married H.J. Webb, Charles who married Lila king, and Mary
george who married a Mr. Jordan. A second brother, Albert Wall, who married
Jessie Stevens and had three daughters, Ruth who married Jody Sears and G.V.
Cunningham, Lois who married Charles McCrory, and Cornellia who married Max
Bentley. A third brother, Ezekiel who married Eddie Hicks and had a son named
Henry. A fourth brother, Marion Jackson Wall, who married Annie Lizzie Rainey
and had three children, Marion, John and Ruby. Marion Jackson Wall moved to
Texas and then to Oregon where he died. A fifth brother, named Allen Benjamin
Wall, who married Mattie Johnson and he was a Methodist minister. They had
several children. A sixth brother Charner Strange Wall, who married Nell
Rainey. Deponent also had two sisters, Ruby Wall and Eva Wall. Neither
sister married.
(4) Deponent further states that this affidavit is made for the purpose of
relating what he personally knows concerning the people hereinabove named in
order that same may be a matter of record and that the generations to follow
may have a true and correct statement of all relationships and family history
hereinabove recited.

Sworn to and subscribed to before me, this the 27th of April 1977. Annette O’Neal (signed), Notary Public

John R. Wall (signed)

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