HOWARD CO, IN (made in 1844 from Carroll, Cass, Miami, Grant, Hamilton)
Originally Richardville Co =?
also lays next to Tipton, Clinton, and almost Madison Co's

SELLERS KITCHEN CABINETS

HENRY C. SELLERS CIVIL WAR FILE

SAILORS

http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/glhs/.

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      From:
           Charlotte Sellers <csellers@hsonline.net>
Kokomo Public Library's Howard Co. Deaths partial index for 1922-1935
<http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/genealogy/Obits1922-1935.html>

The library's policy on queries and copies (along with other services & databases) is at <http://www.kokomo.lib.in.us/genealogy/index.html>



CASS CO, IN History states
Joseph SELLERS came in 1832 to Clay twn when Indian Trading Post and bought land.
Also= Morris SELLERS born 1838 Clay twn, son of Joseph and Eliz WARD SELLERS (JOSEPH SELLERS born 1793 KY, TO Preble Co, Oh, and to Cass Co,In, Clay twn till 1848-
Joseph SELLERS, Lawyer? and to Logansport 1848 and died 1879
Morris SELLERS to Howard Co, In ca 1869 , Kokoma business and ca 1878 to Logansport and business with brother Joseph and still here.


1850 HOWARD CO, IN = 0 SELLERS
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1860  HOWARD CO, IN =
ALFRED SELLERS 35 OH (married
MARY J. 27 OH
SARAH 9 IN
LEWIS 8 IN
JOHN 6 IN
IRA 4 IN (probably George IRA SELLERS ,msh)
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ALFRED PERRY SELLERS married 11-5-1849 MiamiCo,IN Mary Jane Cole)
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1870 HOWARD CO, IN =

!! Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1866 Indiana White Female
Alfred P Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1823 Ohio White Male
Cecelia Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1839 Ohio White Female
Cynthia Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1842 Indiana White Female
Flora Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1859 Indiana White Female
Inez Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1856 Indiana White Male
John Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1854 Indiana White Male
Lewis Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1852 Indiana White Male
Lizzie Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1851 Indiana White Female
Lulu M Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1869 Indiana White Female
Mary J Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1834 Ohio White Female
Morris S Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1839 Indiana White Male
Walter Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1868 Indiana White Female
William Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1861 Indiana White Male
William H Sellers Kokomo, Howard, IN abt 1836 Indiana White Male

Amy Comer Honey Creek, Howard, IN abt 1862 Indiana White Female
Christene Comer Honey Creek, Howard, IN abt 1841 Ohio White Female
Clinton Comer Honey Creek, Howard, IN abt 1869 Indiana White Male
David Comer Honey Creek, Howard, IN abt 1861 Indiana White Male (ck Mont Co., OH)
Lewis W Comer Honey Creek, Howard, IN abt 1839 Illinois White Male
Sherman Comer Honey Creek, Howard, IN abt 1866 Indiana White Male

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1880 HOWARD CO, IN
ALFRED P. SELLERS 55 OH
MARY 46 OH
WM 19 IN
MATTIE 12 IN
ALICE 10 IN
CORA 7 IN
JOHN 26 IN son
MARGET 25 IN wife
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GEO I. SELLERS 24 IN
ELLEN 24 IN
ELENA G. 1 IN dau


GEORGE I. SELLERS married 6-13-1877 Howard Co,IN REBECA E. KELLAR



1900 HOWARD CO, IN =
ALFORD SELLERS 75 OH/NOV 1824
MARY J. 66 OH/OCT 1833


        From:
             Charlotte Sellers <csellers@hsonline.net>
  Many years ago I did a little work, mostly from secondary sources, on
G.I. Sellers & Sons, the kitchen cabinet-making company at Thirteenth
& North Carolina streets in Elwood (Madison County), Indiana.

I still use a Sellers kitchen cabinet (patented 31 Jan 1922) that was
given to my parents (Mary Jane Bay & Charles E. Sellers, no known
relation to the family in Elwood) for their 1922 wedding in Wells
County, IN, and a Sellers kitchen table once used as a garage utility
table in a house I bought in Brown County, IN.  Someday I would like
to find one of the company's wooden filing cabinets to add to my
"collection."

The business closed in 1951, according to files at the Elwood Chamber
of Commerce.  A "History & Business" typescript with 1938 written in
the upper left corner (annual report?) says the Elwood business was an
outgrowth of the Kokomo Furniture Manufacturing Company established by
G.I. Sellers in 1892. The manufacturing building, ranging from one to
four stories, burned after the closing.  Remains still were there in
1986.  The display building across the street was being used by
another business.

The Elwood Public Library had an undated sale bill picturing the
Sellers family home, Longquest, of which the original gates and part
of the fence plus a portion of the pond still existed in Forest Hills
addition in 1986.  It was described as a "palatial paradise" less than
four years old at time of the sale (late 1920s?), with sunken garden,
japanese tea house, etc. etc.  I believe it probably was built for
Wilfred?

Several sources in Madison County told me they thought a history of
the Sellers cabinet family had been written in 1949-50 and privately
published.  I checked both the Elwood and Anderson (county seat)
public libraries without finding the history but made a note that
Anderson should be checked again since the person on the phone did not
seem knowledgeable of the local history collection.  Having found no
obvious connection to my Sellers family, I did no further searching on
this line in census, etc.

The Indiana State Library supplied some information.  Here's a summary
of what I found that may be of interest to family historians:

Madison County, Indiana W.P.A. index to 11 histories, atlases & other
source books: index of names of persons and of firms / typed by Public
Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County.  v2(L-Z). (1978). Knightstown,
IN: The Bookmark.

Sellers in the index: Alfred P., Alice, Betsey, Blaine H., Charles E.,
Cora, Cynthia, Donald, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Ellena G., Rev. Elmer,
Emma, Flora, Florida, G.I. & Sons, G.I. Co., George, George Ira,
George L., Ida B., Isaac, James, John, Laurette E. (Morgan), Lewis,
Lola (Enders), Lucille, Marjorie F. (Shoemaker), Martin, Mary, Mattie,
Nelson, Paul M., Pollie, Rebecca (Kellar), Richard, Robert Jr., Rev.
Robert Sr., Sallie, Samuel, Sarah T. (Pritchard), Susan Jane, Wilfred
(2), William, Family.

Sellars in the index: Bessie (McDole), G.I. & Sons, H.A., Homer A.,
Isaac, Lovina.

Seller in the index: Emil J.

I have sources & pages where these names were found, if anyone needs
specific citations.  The pieces should be available through
interlibrary loan photocopies.
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Forkner, J.L., & Dyson, B.H. (1897)  Historical sketches and
reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana microform.... Anderson, Ind.:
J.L. Forkner.

Wilfred Sellers, b. 10 May 1884 Kokomo (Howard County) IN s/o George
I. & Rebecca Kellar Sellers; m. 21 Oct 1909 Marjorie F. Shoemaker, d/o
William & Mary E. Young Shoemaker.  Wilfred & Mary had a daughter,
Mary Rebecca, when the history was published in 1914.

[Wilfred died of typhoid in 1924, according to an unverified 1982
newspaper report on the Sellers firm.  I have additional if anyone is
interested.  The report adds that "The benevolence of Sellers stopped
after his (Wilfred's) death when the firm became a stockholders
project."]

George Ira Sellers specialized in stair building, got idea for
manufacturing kitchen cabinets, started business in Kokomo 1888 with a
work force growing from 25 to 130 skilled workers.  Fire destroyed the
Kokomo plant & G.I. purchased the Elwood Furniture Company to which he
moved his business in 1905.  He died 19 Sept 1909.  Rebecca succeeded
him as president.

Children of George Ira and Rebecca Kellar Sellers were Ellena G.
Parsons, Elwood; Ida B. Hale, Fairfield; Wilfred; Mary E. Striker,
Elwood; Charles E. Sellers, Fort Wayne; George L. Sellers, Kokomo.

Rebecca Sellers, d/o William H. Kellar & the former Miss Garr of KY.
He was native of Kentucky, early Howard County IN settler, operated
sawmill & farmed.   Their children: Mary, Lewis, Hite, Edward, Kate,
Charles, & Rebecca.

George I. Sellers, s/o Alfred P. Sellers & Mary Cole. He was
carpenter, early settler of Howard County & "the builder of the
barracks at Kokomo."  Their children were Lewis, John, William, George
Ira, Alice, Flora, Cora, Elizabeth, Mattie.
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I haven't tried to verify any of this...but hope it may help someone
know where to start looking.  In a separate posting, I'm adding some
miscellaneous Sellers info that may or may not be relevant to this.

Charlotte Sellers <csellers@hsonline.net>
My Sellers Family
<http://users.hsonline.net/csellers/famhist/slrspa1.htm>



Surname,Child Given Name,Father Given Name,Mother Given Name,Maiden
Name,Sex,Color,Month,Day,Year,County,Book,Page,Fiche

PLUMMER,WILMA MAY,HARRY,ORA,SELLERS,F,W,JUN,15,1919,MORGAN,H-10,4,4128,
(wonder if this is posted under correct county, msh?)



HAMILTON CO. INDIANA ORPHANS

"William H. Burding","W.P. Sellers",1877,"Howard",1889
Below are listed the rest of the riders who have been identified as coming to Indiana, with what information is available. Any questions or comments please e-mail me. This list includes the above names and is laid out as follows: Name, Family given to, birth date and place, county, date of train arrival, notes.,