HUGH'S PAGE
Ginnihugh@aol.com
Fri 9/6/2002 8:34 PM

I am looking for the children of John Jacob Kersh, born 2/18/1768 in
Rockingham Co, VA and Elizabeth Sellers.  They were married 1/4/1796.  Any
help would be appreciated.
Hugh Mottern



HUGH, this is the SELLERS discussion group and sending a copy to same.
Can you help a little more?

WHERE married in 1796 =
WHERE/WHEN any kids born =

SOME of these families are Very Hard to follow thro on, But, we must try and share this info, to Prove where they came from and went.

THANKS for sharing. PLEASE send us a copy of ANY info.
WE also have the SELLERS web pages, where we can Link your info to these counties, so others can find you.
marie, iowa



FROM MikeAmber [mikeamber@lvcm.com]
I can help out on this a little bit.

Elizabeth SELLERS was the daughter of Adam and Barbara (Teeter) Sellers and
the granddaughter of Heinrich and Anna Maria Zeller.
She was born March 15, 1776 in Rockingham County, near Elkton.  She was
baptized at the Peaked Mountain Church on October 8, 1776.  Her Uncle and
Aunt, Johannes and Elizabeth (Pirkey) Sellers, were the sponsors at her
baptism.  She died April 27, 1862 and is buried at Brown Memorial United
Church of Christ in McGaheysville, VA.
She married her first husband, John Jacob CASH, May 1, 1796 in Rockingham
County.  Kersh was probably his original name, however, he was listed as
"Jacob Cash" when they were married.
Elizabeth married a 2nd time to Matthias Snyder, and she carried the Snyder
name to her grave.  Her gravestone reads "Elizabeth Snyder".  I have a .jpg
file photo of the gravestone.
As to what happened to Jacob Cash/Kersh, I don't have a clue at this point.
I don't have a record of their children, if any, either.
Likewise, I have no record of any children between her and Matthias Snyder
nor do I have a marriage date for them.

Hopefully, what little info I have about Elizabeth and her immediate family
will help the search.  Elizabeth's father, Adam Sellers, was my 5th Great
Grandfather so I've been researching that part of the Sellers family as
well.  I just haven't gotten anything in-depth so far as to any offspring of
Elizabeth and Jacob Cash/Kersh nor of Elizabeth and Matthias Snyder.

Michael Sellers



Thanks for passing along the information.  I don't subscribe to the Sellers mail list, so I would have missed it. Thank Michael for me too.

The marriage date of 1/4/1796 that I have for Elizabeth Sellers and John Jacob Kersh came from a now deceased uncle, but he showed his source as Rockingham County Marriage Records, Book A, p. 657.  He also had a marriage date of 2/2/1823 for Elizabeth and Mathias Snyder from the same records, but didn't give a book or page number.

I would guess that John Jacob is probably buried at the old Cash (Kersh) Cemetery at the edge of Shenandoah Valley Airport in Augusta County.  His father, Mathias, and brother, Johan George, are also supposed to be buried there.  There are no headstones, just a tangle of trees surrounded by an iron fence, but it lies within the airport property.  Johan George is my gggg grandfather.

I have been trying to track down descendants from this Kersh line, but there are not too many , because many Kershes did not marry.  If you ever come across any descendants from this couple, please let me know.
Hugh
Ginnihugh@aol.com



HUGH, thanks.
so you connect to Johan George KERSH, born when/where =
married when/where=
and died when/where =
ANY child that went where?

AND he is a  Brother of our JOHN JACOB KERSH that married ELIZ SELLERS in 1796?
and died bef 1823 when she maried MATHIAS SNYDER.

SO, the 1820 census would show her kids?

I only see =
1820 AUGUSTA CO, VA
GEORGE CASH, PAGE 8, NO TWN
JACOB CASH, PAGE 9
NO KERSCH
NO SELLERS, ETC

1820 ROCKINGHAM CO, VA
ELIZABETH CASH, PAGE 128 , NO TWN
MATHIAS CASH, PAGE 128, NO TWN
NO KERCH, ETC
SELLERS, pages 162 thro 166 = abc list?

1830 ROCKINGHAM CO, VA
MATHIAS KERSH, PAGE 231, NO TWN
HENRY SELACE, PAGE 263
JOHN SELLANS, PAGE 263
PETER SELLARS, PAGE 263
EMANUEL SELLARE, PAGE 263
DANIEL SELLARS, PAGE 262
JOHN SELLARS, PAGE 262

DO you have the 1850 census on them?

I'll try and get the info on 1820 and post and IF they have kids maybe can check the marriages and sort out from your family?

IF you have extracted this info = would sure nice of you to send and share.
I will try the 1820 tonite.

1810 AUGUSTA CO, VA  =
GEORGE CASH, PAGE 327 = 11101-10001-00
RANDOLPH CASH, PAGE 272 = 00010-01000-05
SAMUEL CASH, PAGE 259= 10010-00211-03
NO KERSH
JACOB KURTZ, PAGE 402 = 01110-30010-02

1810 ROCKINGHAM CO, VA
GEORGE CASH, PAGE 327, NO TWN, = 11101-10001-00
RANDOLPH CASH, PAGE 272 = 00010-01000-05
SAMUEL CASH, PAGE 259 = 10010-00211-03
NO KERCH, ETC
NO SELLERS/ZELLERS= WHERE ARE WE??
JACOB SEILER , PAGE 36 = 01110-00000-01
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DO YOU Know where YOUR family is in 1810/20?
THANKS for sharing,
marie, iowa



sept 10, 2002
I checked the census reports today.  The 1810 census of Jacob Kersh shows 00001-00010.  This appears to be Jacob and Elizabeth with no children.  The 1820 census of Elizabeth Cash shows 000000-10001.  This appears to be Elizabeth and a daughter under age 10.  I don't see any other male Cash/Kersh in the census reports which I can't account for.

Johan George mentions in his will that he inherited land from his brother, Jacob, indicating Jacob may not have had any sons to inherit his land.  I have not seen a copy of Jacob's will.

So it looks like Jacob and and Elizabeth may have had one daughter and no sons. Thanks for all your help.

Hugh