PARKE CO, INDIANA (made in 1821 Unorg.Terr, Vigo)
lays next to Vermillion - borders Liberty, Reserve, Wabash and Florida townships

Fountain - borders Liberty, Sugar Creek, and Howard townships

Putnam - borders Greene, Union and Jackson townships

Clay - borders Jackson and Raccoon townships

Vigo - borders Florida and Raccoon townships

Montgomery - borders Howard and Greene townships
check Warren Co, Oh










Sellers Christian  Apr 20 1826 
Sellers Christian  Apr 2 1829 

 SELLERS ADAM             DARR MARY             Parke           11-28-1839
 SELLERS CHARLES J        DAVIS MARY D         Parke           06-17-1848
 SELLERS MARY ELIZABETH   HICKS GARRETT        Parke           06-03-1844

Seller John W W Martin Emma B Mar 10 1889 8 545

Sellers Benj F W Miller Rosella Dec 23 1874 6 385

Sellers Henry W W McClain Eva L Mar 22 1887 8 379

Sellers John W Mothom Mary Jul 12 1868 4 366

Sellers Mary E W Sappenfield John M Mar 11 1862 3 408

Sellers William H W McDaniel Mary Oct 1 1863 3 498


DEATHS - obits
Seller James M. Republican 4 Mar 1885 3
Sellers James Tribune 26 Feb 1885 1
Sellers Reuben Rockville Saturday Eagle 13 Dec 1884 8
Sellers William Montezuma Reporter 4 Nov 1887 3


HARRY SELLER M W 16 SEP 11 1904 PARKE CO H-24 11


104 16 Dunkin Newton 1 1 1 3
104 17 Philip Silas 1 1 1 1 4
104 18 William Dix 1 1 2 1 2 1 8

Head of Family Under 5 5 to 10 10 to 15 15 to 20 20 to 30 30 to 40 40 to 50 50 to 60 60 to 70 70 to 80 80 to 90 90 to 100 Over 100 Under 5 5 to 10 10 to 15 15 to 20 20 to 30 30 to 40 40 to 50 50 to 60 60 to 70 70 to 80 80 to 90 90 to 100 Over 100 Total

Floyd Birks 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 8
114 24 Charles L Sellers 1 1 2 1 5
114 25 James H Jack 2 1 1 1 5


CHRISTIAN SELLARS, will 10/2/1841-10/28/1841=will book 1, page 95-96
wife, unnamed
son, ADAM
son-in-laws, David & James H. JACK
exec, son Adam SELLARS

Nancy Sellers and John Jack 24 Dec 1828 WARREN CO, OH
Mary/Polly Sellers and James H. Jack --May 1825 WARREN CO, OH



MARY A.E. SELLERS,66 VA, (alone)  PAGE 211 GREEN
and kids KY

and kids IN


5 May 2002 08:39:16 -0600

Seeking info on David Dailey. According to a biographical sketch of his son
he was a native of Massachusetts (born near Boston). According to the 1850
census he was born in New York abt. 1797.

Removed to Illinios as a young man and settled in Vermilion County.

Married Elizabeth SELLERS RUTLEDGE
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900
VERMILION (county) 04/19/1835

Moved to Parke County Indiana in 1841.

J W P Sellers Raccoon, Parke, IN 39  1820 Indiana  Male   

 Susan S Sellers Raccoon, Parke, IN 31  1828 Kentucky  Female   

 Benjamin F Sellers Raccoon, Parke, IN 11  1848 Indiana  Male   

 John W Sellers Raccoon, Parke, IN 5  1854 Indiana  Male   
 Charles F Sellers Raccoon, Parke, IN 3  1856 Indiana  Male 


Sellers, Susan 6 Mo. F IN Nov Raccoon Pneumonia 2


John Sellers Greene, Parke, IN abt 1847  Indiana  White  Male   (CK 1880 DOUGLAS CO, KS)

Mary A Sellers Greene, Parke, IN abt 1851  Indiana  White  Female 

Lizzie Sellers Greene, Parke, IN abt 1865  Indiana  White  Female   
Wallice a Sellers Greene, Parke, IN abt 1868  Indiana  White  Male   


1874 Parke County Atlas = PHOTOS =

Page 055    -    James Crooks business and residence, J. W. P. Seller residence & Sprague & Phelon Mill


ROBERT - who are you related to here in Parke Co, IN and will make a
notation so I can remember .AND others can see.  I believe I had a link
at one time to a DARR? name and Never could see?
Also a name , date from Fountain Co,IN you connect to how?
Thats where Harmonious ALKIRE went to in 1850 or before SOMETIMES, it
helps to know neighbors and sometimes they are Not connected Before.
Thanks  marie, iowa

"Robert C. Sollars" wrote:

> John,
>    I forwarded your query in the "Indiana Queries" on to Marie
> Sellers Hollinger <>  who is working the
> SELLERS/SELLARS lines and has compiled a great deal of
> information.  I have Sollars kin in Parke Co., IN and in
> Vermillion Co., as well as Fountain Co. IN. 

my line was from Parke Co., and Fountain Co., IN --- Any
Would like to exchange information with any SOLLARS or allied family. James
Merrick Sollars resided in Parke Co for many years. He was my grandfather,
Azariah Sollars' half-brother. Check my Sollars Web Page Robert C. Sollars
or write: 4715 Center Way, Eugene OR 97405.

Link:  Sollars Page
 URL:  <>

       Sun, 14 Jul 2002 18:39:48 -0700
       "MikeAmber" <>
    I don't know if I'm doing this correctly, so if not please let me know.  I just recently subscribed
to the Seller-L@Rootsweb list and came across the email correspondance between you and Robert C. Sollars.

He mentioned the info about Peter Sellers, Christian Sellers, and about a possible family connection between them and Philip Heinrich Sellers.

First off, Christian Sellers was Peter's nephew.  Christian was indeed the firstborn son of Adam Sellers and a grandson of Heinrich Zeller (1704-1773).  Christian did marry Mary Elizabeth Schneider
in Rockingham County, VA on July 30, 1801.  They eventually ended up in Parke County, Indiana where both are buried at Old Moriah Cemetery.

Was the connection between this line of Sellers from Heinrich Zeller ever tied into the line from Philip Henry Sellers?  Its been uncovered that both Heinrich and Philip Henry were in the Tulpehocken,
Berks County, PA area at the same time.  The rumor still persists that they were cousins.  Is this still a rumor or was Robert able to uncover anything?

Michael Sellers


       Georgia Gill-Elkins <>

Subject:  Joseph Gill

Surname: Gill Crothers Judson, Sollars Eaton Mc Donald

Looking for information of Joseph Gill b. 1807 ?. Married Elizabeth ? who
died in 1859 in Parke County, Indiana. He also married Julia Crothers in
Parke conty, Indiana. They had a son Deverter Gill b. 1877? in Parke County,
Indiana. He married Minerva Eaton, Myrtle Sollars my great grandmother)
and Grace Judson.

DAILEY, Charles, farmer, stock raiser and fruit grower and a prominent and highly respected citizen of Clinton Locks, was b. Sept 10, 1835 on
the Daily homestead and consequently is one of Florida's oldest native citizens.  His father, Benjamin Dailey, was born in Butler Co, Ohio on a
farm, Nov 22, 1803 and came to Parke Co in Oct 1827.  The first two years of his stay in Fla. township he rented land of a Mr. STEWARD, on Sec
17.  He then entered 88 acres on Sec 6 and paid for it by hauling corn to Roseville where he tramped it out with oxen and sold it for 12 and a half
cents per bushel.  He was also compelled to sell his only mare to obtain the desired amount and even when this was done it was discovered
they were still short when Mrs. Dailey, a good hearted woman who was desirous of assisting all she possibly could toward a home, sold her
wedding dress for $3.  But by persevering, and a will determined to found a home, Mr. Dailey finally accumulated a handsome property of 450
acres.  He d. May 11, 1863 and is bur. in the Daily graveyard.  Oct 27, 1825 he marr. Catharine REDEN who was b. Oct 11, 1809 in Pa and is now
in her 71st year.  She is a remarkable old lady and possessed of an extraordinary memory in regard to early incidents and today is as lively as
most persons are at 30.  This spring she made a trip to Arkansas with a sick son and returned with her activity only increased.  They became the
parents of 8 children, 5 of whom are living: William R; Abner D; John; Samuel; Charles; James; Mary and Margaret.  In 1834 M/M Dailey
became members of the Christian Church and Mrs. Dailey is the oldest member of the Christian church in the township.  Mr. Dailey was one of
the first elders, and held the office until his death.  His education was such as he could gather by observation and an insatiable disposition to
learn more of his country's history and her excellent institutions.  He was noted for his punctuality, his fair dealing, his unrelenting energy, his
even charitable manner and his noble heart.  Young Charles lived at home until 23 years of age, at which time he commenced farming for himself
on 80 acres of Sec 1 Rg 9.  He soon built a story and a half house, and in the summer of 1871 made some fine additions and now has one of the
finest residences in western Florida.  His farm now numbers 270 acres, nicely situated upon the bluff and in the bottoms.  June 24, 1858 he was
marr. to Linnie WRIGHT in Putnam Co, near Morton, IN.  They are the parents of six children, four of whom are living: Catharine; Eliza A;
Benjamin F; Emily E; Cora C; Charles C.  Mr. Daily joined the Christian church in 1854 as did his wife, and has held the offices of elder, trustee
and superintendent of the Sunday school.  He is a democrat, casting his first presidential vote in 1856 for James Buchanan.  Mr. Dailey is one of
those exceptionable men who never had a lawsuit in his life.  He is a sturdy temperance character, a man of his word and a thorough christian


Martin S. JACK resides on Section 26, Green Township, Parke County and is one of the most clever and industrious farmers of this township.  He is a native of Warren County, Ohio being born March 5, 1827 to James H. and May E. Jack.  The father was also born in Warren County, Ohio June 1, 1804 and was the son of John Thomas Jack who was born in Lexington, Kentucky, September 5, 1777.  He married Eliza Smith, whose parents had settled among the Indians in Kentucky on a tract of land on which they built a rude hut.  Later they purchased another large tract nearby.  Mrs. Abraham Lincoln was a 2nd cousin to Mrs. Smith, whose mother's name was Todd, and Samuel Jack was a brother of John Thomas Jack and born November 12, 1812.  John Thomas Jack moved from Kentucky to Ohio and settled in Warren County about 30 miles from Cincinnati in the Miami Valley.  There he lived until 1828 when he came to Indiana with our subject's father to help him move to this county, but on account of not liking it very well because of its dense timber land, he moved to Tippecanoe County where he entered land of the Government and there lived until the time of his death.  He was the father of 12 children, one died in infancy.  The father of our subject was the oldest child and all but two of his brothers and sisters reached majority.  John Jack was a Justice of the Peace for many years while in Ohio.  The father, James was born in Warren County, Ohio in 1804.  There he met Miss Barbara Wyatt to whom he was wedded May 11, 1822.  By this marriage there was one child, Susan, who is the wife of John C. Esslinger of Webster County, Missouri where she died.  After the decease of his first wife, who died about one year after their marriage, James Jack again chose a companion.  The lady was Miss Mary Sellers and was a native of Warren County, OH being born in May, 1825.  She was the daughter of Christian Sellers, who was a resident of Warren County, Ohio and afterward emigrated to this county where he lived until the time of his death.  Before Mr. and Mrs. Jack moved from Ohio Mr. Jack was born, being the only child by this marriage.  He was born March 5, 1827 and came to Indiana in one of the old covered wagons with his parents in 1829, where they located in Green Twp near the farm owned by Christian Sellers who had emigrated here and entered from the Government 240 acres of land, which he afterward divided among his 7 children, giving them in all about 560 acres each.  The land that James Jack took possession of was in a perfectly wild condition, but he settled on Sec. 34 and immediately set about clearing a place on which to build a log cabin.  Here he lived until the time of his death when he was the possessor of 320 acres of land.  He had previously given each of his children 80 acres and at his death, he left each 40 acres, excepting May.  He was a successful farmer, and a member and elder in the Christian Church.  He was one of the persons who were instrumental in the organization of the congregation at Parkville and when the church edifice was erected he contributed liberally toward that, building the major part of it himself.  He also helped to organize the church at Portland Mills and was a contributor t o it as well. He was trustee of the township for a number of years and in politics was an adherent of the Democratic Party, but on account of military acts, cast his vote for Gen. William H. Harrison.  He died in December 1881 and his wife passed away 10 years before.  After her death Mr. Jack married Mrs. Nancy Crawford who is still living the Indian Territory in the Cherokee Nation.  By his second marriage he became the father of 5 children: Martin S; John Thomas, a resident of Green Township where he is extensively engaged in farming; Adam S. another representative of the agricultural class of Green Township; Eliza J, wife of James Sowder, who owns a large farm in this township; Mary, the wife of Perry Blake, who lives south of Bellmore in Union Township.  Martin Jack was about 2 when he came to Indiana with his parents.  He grew to manhood on the old homestead, attending the country school of his district, afterward supplementing it by an attendance at the public schools of this county where he received a splendid education.  He lived at home till his marriage which was celebrated the 15th of November 1846 the other contracting party being Susan Lanning, a daughter of Thomas Lanning who was a native of NC and came to Indiana bout 1830.  Mrs. Jack was born March 16, 1825 in North Carolina, in Lawson County and came to Parke County with her parents in 1830.  After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Jack located in Green Township, Section 35, where they lived about 10 years.  At this time they removed to a farm on Sec 25, which he bought after selling his possession on Section 34.  He lived on that farm 2-3 years when he moved to the place where he now lives, and lived in a large log house.  In 1866 he replaced this with a large substantial frame house which has all the modern conveniences and requisites which go to make a comfortable country home.  Mr. and Mrs. Jack have had born to them 8 children, 5 of whom are living.  They are John T. C. who is a successful farmer in Green Township, and the father of six children, two living; Mary Catherine, wife of Mathias VanHuss, a resident of this township.  Mr. and Mrs. VanHuss have a family of 11 children, 10 living, two of the boys being twins who were educated in Terre Haute.  Five have graduated from the common schools.  Nancy E is the wife of Michael Smith and mother of six children, 5 living.  They are now living with our subject.  Ella M. is the wife of William McBride, Vermilion County, Illinois.  She is the mother of four children and was born December 8, 1862.  Jesse Andrew is living among the mountains of Colorado on a ranch.  The deceased children are Lucinda, who died at age 9 years 3 months; James D, who died in 1889.  He had been a resident of Kansas for 8 years prior to the time of his death.  He was a well-to-do-farmer and was married to Miss Susan Sutton, who preceded him to the land of rest a few years.  Five orphan children were left to mourn the father's death and Martin, our subject has been their guardian since.  William H, who was born March 16, 1856 died in 1891, leaving a wife (maiden name Mary L. Buks) and 3 children. Martin S. Jack owns 539 acres of arable land, all of which lies in Parke County with the exception of about 66 acres in Putnam.  This is all well improved and in a fine state of cultivation and on it are located six residences.  Mr. Jack is one of the most extensive farmers in the eastern part of the county and also keeps 50 head of cattle on his large estate to which he devotes a great deal of his attention.  He learned the carpenter's trade in an early day, which occupation he followed for several years and it was his close application to this trade that made for him the bulk of his property.  Politically our subject is a staunch Democrat and has held the office of Assessor of Green Township for two terms, also serving 8 years as Justice of the Peace.  He has been a faithful worker in the Methodist Church for 25 years and contributed liberally to its support.  Mr. Jack has had a natural genius for handling tools and has been successful in all of his undertakings -- in the occupation of a carpenter as well of farmer.  He has made his fortune by his own ingenuity and skill and is regarded as one of the highly respected citizens of this township.  While working at his trade he built 10 houses and 4 school houses, besides a large amount of shop work.  Our subject's father before his death amply provided for his last wife, leaving to her use 80 acres of land, $1000 in cash and a large amount of personal property - Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana.  Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1893, Page 540



Copied this from the web site.


Name:  Sellers, J.W.P.

Place of Birth:  IN

Date of Birth:  1821

Wife's Name:  Sarah S. b. 1829 KY

Children:  1

County:  Parke(Green Twp)


1850c $4000

record # 109385 in database 19th Century Physicians


Name:  Sellers, John W. (Seller)

Schools attended:  Medical College of Indiana

Year Medical Grad or Attendance:  1888

County:  Blackford(Montpelier)

Med. Reg./Exam.:  7-28-97


P1886 / Physicians Directory of Kentucky and Indiana 1893 / Indiana State Board of Health 1883, 1884, 1890, 1898

record # 18741 in database 19th Century Physicians

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> Forwarded FYI - there are 2 Sellers physicians listed, but I know

> nothing of

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Subject:  Family of William Henry Sellers



I'm requesting info from anyone who has in their possession, has access to death records or certificates, or can do such lookups for Parke County, Indiana, during the period of 1878 - 1887.


My main interest is in finding out what in the world happened to the children of William Henry Sellers (October 5, 1840 - March 30, 1909) and Mary M. McDaniel (February 26, 1842 - May 13, 1887).

William Sellers and wife, Mary, had a total of 8 children.  Four of their eight children died in a 10 day span between September 9, 1878, and September 19, 1878.  Disease is the first thing that came to mind, however, two of the children died on the same day and there is every indication that perhaps the four children died as a result of some accident or catastrophe.  Aside from the four that died within 10 days of each other, two more died either at 6 months of age or before they even reached the age of 8 years old.  Many of them are buried in the Philadelphia Lutheran Cemetery in Parke County.  And, to top that off, William's wife, Mary, died May 13, 1887, at the age of only 45! 


I'm looking for information as to the cause of death for the four children who will be listed below that died within a 10 day period of time.  I would also like info as to the cause of the mother's death as well in 1887.  Anyone with access to death records or with information concerning them, please respond to this request for info.  It must have been a terrible, terrible time for the family, and I feel I owe it to them to try and find out what happened.


William Henry Sellers was the son of Adam Sellers and Mary Amelia Darr.  He and Mary McDaniel were married October 1, 1863.  Their children were as follows:


 1) Henry Washington Sellers (December 18, 1864 - April 13, 1906)

*2) Howard Sellers (November 1, 1866 - September 19, 1878)

*3) Cordelia (Gorda) Sellers (May 14, 1869 - September 9, 1878)

*4) Ida Sellers (September 15, 1871 - September 9, 1878)

*5) Walter Sellers (May 12, 1874 - September 17, 1878)

 6) Reuben (Ruben) Sellers (December 14, 1876 - December 7, 1884)

 7) William Elmer Sellers (February 5, 1886 - August 13, 1886)

 8) Lewis Marion Sellers (January 11, 1884 - December 24, 1962)


As you can see, children #2, 3, 4, & 5 all died within 10 days of one another in 1878.  Child #6 died just shy of 8 years old in 1884 while Child #7 died at 6 months of age in 1886.  Then, their mother, Mary (McDaniel) Sellers, died May 13, 1887 at the age of 45.


Again, if anyone has access to death records, a history of Parke County, or any other type of record that reveals what happened to the children and/or a cause of death for them and their mother, I would be extremely grateful to hear from you.


Thanks for your time,


Michael Sellers

Mike and Amber Sellers []



That's a shame about the church.  Any idea when it burned down and when they

relocated to Greene Township?  Seems like more than just a couple of

churches moved to Greene after early beginnings in Union (Old Moriah, for



Only picture I've seen of the cemetery is the one at

Thank goodness for the transcription there as well as it aided me immensely

in finding the burial location for many of the children ...




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From: "Carolyn Branson" <>

To: "Mike and Amber Sellers" <>

Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 2:25 PM

Subject: Re: Family of William Henry Sellers



> There was a Philadelphia Lutheran Chuch in Union Twp. Parke Co. for a


> time.  It burnt.  They relocated in Greene Twp. Parke Co.

> ----- Original Message -----
Subject: [INPARKE] BLAKE bio for the site, Jim :) KZ
Karen Zach []

Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana. Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1893, p. 608. W.P. BLAKE, a leading agriculturist of Parke County, owns two fine farm in Union Twp, one of 177 acres on Sec 16 and his home farm on Sec 19 has 157 acres within its boundaries. He is a practical farmer, and has made a success of his various ventures. His well-tilled, fertile fields yield to him an abundant incomei n return for the care and attention he bestows upon them. Our subject is a native son of this county, having been born in the same township where his home is located on Jan 28, 1837. His parents are Charles L. and Barbara Miller Blake, the former born in Greene Co OH March 4, 1809 and latter in Franklin County same state Sept 4, 1816. John Blake, our subject's paternal grandfather was a native of Maryland, hatter by trade and of Irish descent. In 1823 he took up land fromt he Government in this county to which he removed his family. He!
hewed the logs for a primitive cabin and cleared his farm which was thickly timbered. Our subject's maternal grandfather, Daniel was a native of VA and of Dutch descent. Charles L. Blake was called from life in 1878. He was laid to rest by the side of his wife who died in 1864. They were the parents of 8 children, two sons six daughters, our subject being the second in order of birth. He attneded the primitive log schoolhouse of former years and resided with his parents until arriving at man's estate. On Feb 20, 1862, Mr. Blake married Louisa McGilvrey, by whom he had 3 sons and 3 daughters: Charles W; George S; Mary E now the wife of L.F. Moore; Cora E, wife of Charles Nevins; William P and Sarah E, deceased. On December 19, 1877, Mr. BLake and Mary E. Jack were united in marriage. Mrs. Blake was born Oct 16, 1838 in Greene Twp, this county being a daughter of James H. Jack, a native of Ohio where he was an early settler, locating there in 1825. Mrs. Blake's mother, ! whose maiden name was Mary Sellers, was born in Ohio and first!
J.H. Blake, having one child, Minnie S, now deceased by that union. Mr. Blake located in Adams Twp, where he owned and 120 acres of farm land, remaining on that place until 1869, when he removed to one in Union Twp. This he engaged in cultivating until 1878, when he came to his present valuable farm, which has since been his home. In the late war Mr. Blake came nobly to the defense of the Stars & STripes, becoming a member of Co. D, 78th Ind Ifantry. He is a member of Grand Army of Republic, belonging to Scott Post at Portland MIlls. In his political faith he is a stanch Republican.