1830 FAYETTE CO, IL CENSUS =
Vandalia Twp p 108 12 July 1860, PO Vandalia
706 Andrews, William 36 farmer TN
Martha 35 IN
Mary 11 IL, Elmira 9 Il, Elizabeth 7 IL, Sarah J 4 IL, J.H.2 IL
Sellers, Benj 12 IL
Well, maybe not, there are marriage records for two William Andrews,
1845 to Martha Beeman and Wm T Andrews, and one in 1840 for Wm F Andrews
and Elizabeth McGuire. The first one would seem to be the family that your
Sellers was living with. It may be that he was just hired on or taken in.
Judy Cameron Lanclos
I have been going through
the Fayette Co Gen Soc’s early journals.
In addition to what is below, I found a couple of Sellers entries as
appraisers or clerks of estate sales (not copied). Will continue to look
through the rest of my journals. I used brackets for my comments.
SELLERS NOTES from “Fayette Facts”
Volume IX, No. 2 1979
Page 57 Chandler Family
Charles Chandler, son of John Chandler and Sally Ann Anderson, was born IL
m. Bond Co. Aug. 5, 1876 to Martha SELLERS. He was living with his mother
in 1880 census, possibly a widower. No other info.
Martha J. Daniels, daughter of Ewing Daniels and Elizabeth Eakin, was born
abt 1866 m. Joseph SELLERS. In 1906, they were living Girard, IL.
Volume X, No. 4 1981
>From Marriage Register A, page 75, Levi Mumper and Maria J. SELLERS, both
of age, m. July 14, 1861 by William Elam, M. G.
[Missed recording page.]
Melinda SELLERS bought at sale Ruth SMITH estate May 3, 1854
Volume XI, No. 1 1982
>From an ancestor chart submitted by Judith Nelson Holcomb [Believe she was
wife of Bruce Holcomb who also submitted a chart. Address in 1982 was 603
W. Fairground, Hillsboro, IL 62049. I have extracted direct line. These
are all the generations that were asked for in chart.
Parents: Guy Nelson (s/o Clark Nelson and Laura Dodson) b. 1901 Fillmore
d. 1962 Hillsboro and Effie SELLERS b. 1903 Montgomery Co IL lvg.
Grandparents: Amasia SELLERS b. 1858 Mont Co d. 1936 Hillsboro and Laurena
Linville (d/o Jesse Linville and Sarah Cunningham) b. 1858 Logansport, IN
d. 1954 Hillsboro
G-Grandparents: Samuel SELLERS b. 1829 OH d 1909 Mont Co and Ruth Beck
(d/o John Beck and Nancy Blair) b. 1828 Mont Co d. 1864 Mont Co
GG-Grandparents: Henry SELLERS Jr. b. 1800 d. 1848 and Barbara Ohmart b.
1800 d. 1885-95
Volume XI, No. 3
L. J. [prob. Leonard J.] SELLERS and Levi Mumper [see marriage] were
buyers at estate sale of Zadock Eakle March 26, 1875. Widow was Missouri
Andros Eakle. There was one child, Rosa May Eakle.
[I wonder if Eakle and Eakin are the same.]
Here are the remaining references to SELLERS in Fayette Co IL.
Note that I
also found a child named Benjamin Sellers in the household of William
Andrews in the 1860 census. Vandalia/Bear Grove area is right geography.
Do we already have that census entry? I believe that I have posted some of
All from “Fayette Facts,” the journal of the Fayette Co Gen. Soc.
that all the land sold refers to land in Fayette County.
Vol. XII, no. 2, p. 50 (1983)
Deed Book B
11 May, 1835, Rec. 25 May, 1835. John Journey and wife Mary to Gideon
Buckmaster, Lot 14, Sec. 16, Twp. 7N R 1 E, 40 acres for $100. Wit:
Benj. E. Sellers, G. W. Mc Curley, Samuel Russell, J. P.
11 May, 1835, Rec. 25 May, 1835. John Journey and wife Mary
Washington McCurley, Lot 13, Sec. 16 Twp. 7N R 1 E plus S ½ of No. 11,
Sec. 16, 20 acres for $140. Wit: Benjamin Sellers. Samuel Russell, J.
Vol. XIV, no. 1, p. 42 (1985)
Deed Book C
p. 369 Leonard Jackson Sellers and wife Nancy to Othniel Buchanan, all of
Bond Co. S ½ of NW ¼ of SE ¼ Sec. 19, Twp. 6N, R 1 W, 20 acres for $25.
Francis Gill J. P. and J. Bradford, Co Clk of Bond Co. Made 15 Feb, Rec.
13 June 1839.
Vol. XVI, no. 1, p. 70 (1986)
(extracted from a PIGG family submission)
George Washington Pigg (s/o Rev. Elijah Pigg and Louisa Hull Gardner)
abt. 1839, d. 13 June, 1907, married 1 March 1878 in Fayette Co to Mrs.
Mary (Westner) Sellers, b. Christian Co. She was the widow of John
Sellers. By first marriage, she had a dau Effie Sellers b. ca 1874. Effie
m. 14 Oct. 1891 Emery Causey, s/o Thomas and Sarah (Casey) Causey. They
lived in Greenville on Winter Street. (Note Wesner family bought and sold
land in Fayette same year as Leonard Jackson Sellers.)
Vol. XVI, no. 3, p. 21
(extract from the Ramsey News-Journal for August 12, 1912)
Bellefountain : John Dive had his first finger cut off by a lawn mower.
Dr. Sellars attended.
I believe most of these are relatives of Beverly Taylor through her
ancestor Melinda Sellers. She believes that Melinda is a probable sister
of Benjamin and Leonard Sellers. Beverly’s Eakle family is well
represented in Fayette County. Believe Beverly has posted her family
Son of L. J. Sellers and M. A. Sellers
James B. Sellers, Born 1869 at Ramsey* ILL.
Died March 30, 1917, at Mulberry Grove ILL.
Married April 25, 1890, at Mulberry Grove to
Josephine Striplin. Two children were born to
them, but both have passed away. Mr. & Mrs.
Sellers separated several years ago. She now
lives at Litchfield. ILL. He is survived by his
mother and a brother W. T. Sellers of Mulberry
Mulberry Grove Cemetery, Bond Co. ILL.