1856 =(Where 1850?)
(ck 1860 Taylor Co,IA)
clay twn - Davis SELLERS 28 Oh (1 yr in state)(check 1880 Cedar Co,Ia-same?)
Mary J. 20 Nc
Luther 2 Ill
Francis 1f Ill
1860 HARDIN CO, IOWA
GEORGE SELLERS 39,OH,
E. 17M IL
S. 15F IL
G. 11M OH
A 8F IL
M.E. 6F IL
C. 4M IL
1870 HARDIN CO, IOWA
David SELLERS 1830 Oh (ck 1860 Taylor Co,IA)
Mary 1835 Nc
Luther 1854 Il
Francis 1855f Il
John 1857 Ia
Malinda 1859 Ia (married John McMillian
Louisa 1860 Ia
T.A. 1866m Ia (twin)
T.W. 1866m Ia (twin)
Loyd 1868 Ia (married Anna Maria Kerner)
1880 HARDIN CO, IOWA
(NOT on soundex)
1900 HARDIN CO, IOWA
(NOT on soundex)
"HISTORY OF HARDIN COUNTY, IOWA 1883 Page 979
On Friday, February 28, 1868, Enos B. Sellers was in Eldora with
They rode home together, and on their arrival found John B. Henderson and
Charles Flemming in the house. Enos walked up to Flemming, and, taking
deliberate aim with a revolver, shot him through the right breast. Sellers
was at once arrested, taken to Eldora and a preliminary examination held.
The evidence all tended to conclusively show that he was insane, and
therefore not responsible for the deed. He was taken to and confined in the
Insane Asylum at Independence."
> I can supply a little more information about the men who are named
> the article:
1. Enos' father is George Sellers, my 2g-grandfather.
2. Enos is George's oldest child -- by his first wife, Indiana
d. 6 Sep 1846 (probably in Vermilion Co., Illinois, or in Vermillion Co.,
3. Charles Fleming is the second son of John William and Angeline
-- or Dunn) Fleming. This Fleming family was resident in the New Boston
area of Mercer County, Illinois, while Jacob Sellers and his children's
families lived there in the early and mid-1850s. Angeline is, I believe,
the older child of George Sellers' mother, Deborah Dunn -- who was born
prior to Deborah Dunn's marriage to Jacob Sellers of 1793, and is the
step-daughter of Jacob Sellers, Deborah Dunn's [second (?)] husband.
Charles Fleming, thus, is George's nephew and (in a rather complicated
fashion) Enos' first cousin.
4. Charles Fleming and George Sellers' next younger brother,
Sellers, both served in the same Iowa infantry regiment during the Civil War
-- the 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Davis became very ill during his
service and eventually received an invalid's pension therefrom. Charles
Fleming accompanied his uncle on the steamboat as they were shipped north on
the Mississippi to receive their discharge papers. Charles was his Uncle
Davis' nurse during that steamboat trip.
5. John B. Henderson was Enos' uncle by marriage and was George
brother-in-law. John married George's second younger sister, Wealthy
(Sellers) Henderson. The Henderson family removed from Mercer County,
Illinois, to Hardin County, Iowa, before George Sellers and his family did.
Both these families were enumerated in Steady Run Township, Keokuk County,
Iowa, in the 1850 federal census returns.
6. The electronic source, the Illinois Marriages Index, gives
citation: "Enos B. Sellers married Virginia J. Bollman on 20 February 1868
in Rock Island County, Illinois. (Volume C, p. 106, License # 5656)." I do
not know whether this is the same Enos B. Sellers, or not.