Seller, John F 340
Seller, Luna W 340
Sellers, John Crawford 472
Sellers, John L 472
Sutherlin, W. M 479
Mary E. Heeke Page = John Layman, and Mary Edith Sellers Smith
booklet "Sellers Family 1821 to 1921, contributed by Mary Heeke
MARY CRAWFORD SELLERS tintype = need help identifing = from MARY E. HEEKE
Mary Heeke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hello Marie; After getting replies about my picture,I thouhgt might be Mary Crawford Sellers, I've come to the conclusion that I had been too anxious. I think the lady must be my maternal great grand mother, Cathirine Butcher Wells. It stands to reason that grandmother would have given her oldest son the picture when the home was sold, his grandchildren were the ones that said "Pap said it was one of the old grandmothers",' I know Catherine was alive in 1860 census, however I've never found her death date. My mother, sister and brother all had rather long faces in their later years. Sorry to cause all the commotion, but I've heard from some lovely people, Would like to hear from some more, especially William and Sarah Sellers. Alady once came to Putnam Co. Indiana looking for our Sellers family and wanting to know if anyone had heard of afamily member asking if the mother could spend time here while the family visited relatives in the west. She wasn't able to make the trip. After reading about the Sellers and Crawford family connection I think it might have been
sarah , wife of William , wanting to be here with her sister. It was in 1952 when I was asked about it by a sister of Polly and Ralph West. I didn't know and my mother couldn't recall any thing. If this is read by any of William and Sarah Crawford Sellers' family, I would like to hear from them.
Thanks for being the hub of the Sellers wheel and what a big wheel it is! I'm the oldest member of John Layman and Elizabeth Wells Sellers family now feel mighty lonely and would like to talk to someone that knows what I'm talking about. Thanks again for eveythingMary E. Heeke email@example.com
I think it's doubtful that the tin type is Mary Crawford Sellers. Tin types were patented in the United States in 1856. Use before that in the US is extremely rare if even used at all. Mary Sellers died in 1855.
Jim Sellars <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I don't think that the medium of a photo being tintype precludes a photo being taken prior to 1856, the reason being that earlier ambrotypes were sometimes copied into the tintype medium.
Richard White <email@example.com>
PUTNAM CO, IN=SELLERS FAMILY HISTORY, states: Rebecca SELLERS that married John Finley SELLERS was a daughter of James SELLERS and a sister of John Crawford SELLERS.
GARRARD CO, KY
A third Kentucky-born Sellers from Greencastle,
IN may have emigrated to Iowa
before the Civil War.
James C. Sellers, nephew of John Crawford Sellers and son of Nathan
Yowell Sellers, is noted in Iowa history books as leaving Greencastle, IN in
the 1850s to settle in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA.
Bryce Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GC-Putnam Co. In Deeds Forum
Subject: Deed Abstract - Legg to Allen
Surname: Allen, Legg, McGaughey, Sellers
Buyer: James Allen (“of Putnam County, Indiana”)
Seller: Isaac Legg
Date: 7 September 1829
Description: Part of E ½ of SW qtr Section 21, T14N, R4W (70 acres)
Names Cited: John F. Sellers (adjacent land); A. McGaughey (Recorder)
Full text available if you contact me privately.
Full text available if you contact me privately.
Harrison Perry SELLERS/Margaret VANLANDINGHAM/11-27-1833
Wells Lissie A - John L Sellers Aug 3 1880
|SELLER, LUCY A||LEECH, ROBERT M||11/02/18440|
|SELLER, MARY||WINGATE, JOSEPH C||Mar 6, 1838|
|SELLERS, ANN ELIZA||REED, JAMES E||Mar 12, 1846|
|SELLERS, ELIZA||RICE, ISAAC||Oct 19, 1848|
|SELLERS, HARRISON PERRY||VANLANDINGHAM, MARGARET||Nov 27, 1833|
|SELLERY, MARY (MRS)||MILLER, CHRISTIAN||Apr 23, 1843|
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
1830 Putnam Co,In Census=
JOHN T/F. SELLERS,PAGE 179=2-2-0-0-1-0-1/1-0-1-0-1
(Reread-this shows John F. born = (40/50)=1780/90)
JOHN C. SELLERS,PAGE 211=2-0-1-0-0-1/3-1-0-0-1-0-0-1
(oldest female is 50/60 (1770/80, is this his mother, Mary born 1773?)
WM H. SELLERS, PAGE 212=0-0-0-1-1, NO females
NATHAN SELLERS, PAGE 213=2-0-0-1-1-1/1-0-0-0-1-1
WM. H. SELLERS, PAGE 213=0-0-0-1-1/0-0-0-1
JOHN M. DUCKWORTH, PAGE 196 (Sarah Sellers, dau of Robert/Wash
GEORGE HAMMER, PAGE 191
GEORGE HAMMER, PAGE 221
ISAAC HAMMER, PAGE 191
JOHN HAMMER, PAGE 192
JOHN MERCER, PAGE 221
Name Accession Nr.
SELLERS, JOHN F. IN1110__.115
SELLERS, JOHN C. IN1110__.116
SELLERS, JOHN C. IN1110__.117
SELLERS, WILLIAM H. IN1110__.118
1840 Putnam Co,In Census=
NATHAN SOTTER, PAGE 367, JEFF TWN
JOHN C. SILLERS, PAGE 346 WASH TWN
WM H. SILLERS, PAGE 384 MARION TWN
HARRISON P.SELLERS,PAGE 372 GREENCASTLE
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 379 GREENCASTLE
SAMEL SAYERS, PAGE 379 GREENCASTLE
JOHN M. DUCKWORTH, PAGE 341, WASH
1850 Putnam Co, In Census=
JOHN F. SELLER 59KY, PAGE 511 GREENCASTE
REBECCA 54 KY
C.M. 31F KY
COLUMBUS O. 26M, IND
THEOPHILUS S. 24M IND
JOHN F. 18 IND (ca 1832) ck TippeCo.,In
MILTON W. 15 IND (ca1835)
MILTON SELLER 28 IND, PAGE 574 WASHINGTON TWP
THOMAS L. GILMORE 31 KY
ELIZABETH 29 OH
WILLIAM SELLER, PAGE 504 GREENCASTLE=20 living at HOTEL, BLACKSMITH
JAMES W. SELLERS 28KY, (ca1822)PAGE 532 WARREN TWP
NANCY 19 KY,
LUCY A 10/12IND
JOHN C. SELLERS 55KY, PAGE 531, WARREN
FANNY 46 VA
MARY 23 IND
ELIZ 21 IND
REBECCA 20 IND
NANCY 15 IND
FANNY 13 IND
MORDICA 11F IND
JOSEPH 7 IND
MARY SELLERS 77 VA(is this MARY CRAWFORD , wife of JAMES SELLERS
married 1791 LINCOLN CO, KY?)
NATHAN SELLERS 50KY, PAGE 570 WASHINGTON TWP
(ck Monroe Co., Ia)
MARY 45 KY
JAMES C. 22 KY (Ck Mahaska Co, Ia)
WM C. 20 IND
MARGARET J. 17 IND
BERNETTA H. 15 IND
GEO D. 13 IND
MOSES 11 IND
SUSAN 7 IND
THOMAS SALES, PAGE 561 WASHINGTON TWP
WILLIAM SALES, PAGE 563 WASHINGTON TWP
WILLIAM T. SCOTT, PAGE 361 MONROE TWP
JOSEPH C. WINGATE, PAGE 361 MONROE TWP
LOUISA P. JOHNSTON, PAGE 531 WARREN TWP
BENJAMIN L. JOHNSTON, PAGE 531 WARREN TWP
JAMES W. SELLERS 36? ---, PAGE 196 WARREN TWN
NANCY D. 29 I
LUCY A. 10 IN
WM M. 9 IN
FANNY M. 7F IN
MARY A. 6 IN
SARAH 4 IN
JNO W.D. 3 IN
AARON H. 1 IN
BRUTLY BRYANT 17
JOHN (JNO C . on census) C. SELLERS 65 KY, page 200 WARREN
CAWNEY 58 VA
JNO S/L 23 IN
JOSEPH B. 16 IN
MARTHA 21 IN
MARIETTA 7 IN
JAS AND POLLY BROWN 63VA/65 VA
MATILDA 50 KY
ZADEBRYANT 23 IN
MILTON H. SELLERS 38 MD, PAGE 421 5TH W GREENCASTLE (ck 1880 Taylor
SARAH 30 VA
COLUMBUS 6 MD? reread
WM H. 4 MD
FLORENCE 2 MD
JOHN F. 8/12 MD
Amanda Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1870 Indiana White Female
Catherine Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1869 Indiana White Female
Edward J Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1867 Indiana White Male
Fanny Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1800 Virginia White Female
John Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1837 Indiana White Male
John Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1795 Kentucky White Male
Joseph Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1843 Indiana White Male
Mary Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1840 Indiana White Female
Mary S Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1852 Indiana White Female
Viola Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1840 Ohio White Female
William Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1852 Indiana White Male , 3000 land (living together)
Fanny Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1853 Indiana White Female
Mary Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1854 Indiana White Female
Sarah Sellers Warren, Putnam, IN abt 1855 Indiana White Female
1880 PUTNAM CO, IN
1900 PUTNAM CO, IN
Message Board Post:
You will find the Eliphalet D. Sellers family in 1900 Putnam County, Indiana, Cloverdale Township.
Eliphalet D. Seller, May 1829, IN
Didama Seller, April 1838, IN
Milton D. Seller, March 1879, IN
Viola L. Seller, December 1881, IN
I found the 27th folks on your page at
(http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/inputnam.htm). One was
Joseph Brown Sellars and the other was Joseph Gillmore. Do you have
pictures that could be included on my 27th Indiana Page for company I?
Do you mind if I link you as a point of contact for these ancestors?
Believe Jim Sellers gave link to his pages? msh
FROM "SELLERS LETTERS" (c) 1983 M. Sims
Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Putnam Co, IN
John F. SELLER died Jan 13, 1875
Rebecca SELLER born Nov 12, 1796 died Sept 27, 1870 at Greencastle
Bainbridge B. SELLER Aug 18, 1828 - Aug 11, 1829
Elizabeth H. SELLER Feb 1 1828 - Aug 11, 1829
Rebecca A. SELLER July 20, 1833 - May 11, 1843
Tabitha G. SELLER Aug 6, 1840 - May 14, 1847
Louis J. N. Feb 14, 1840 - Aug 25, 1846
Margaret SELLARS Dec 22, 185_ - Feb 4, 1922
Western W. SELLARS Apr 19, 1835 - Oct 7, 1925
Theophilus S. SELLERS Jan 21, 1827 - Sep 6, 1871
Katherine SELLARS 1868 - Jan 29, 1936 - pneumonia
(Copied from LDS Film #828,242. Film contains some with much
death dates, not copied here)
Andy Thomas <email@example.com>
My wife is descended from John Crawford
Seller's daughter, Fanny Sellers. Wondering
if you have any new info going back further
from John Crawford Seller's wife, Fanny
Brown, who he married on Feb 18, 1821 in
Garrard Co, KY? Do you know any more
generations before James Sellers (1765) who
married Mary Crawford (b:1771 VA d: Aug 6,
1855 Putnam Co, IN)? Who were Mary Crawford's
parents? I live 15 miles from Putnam Co, IN.
Andrew P. Thomas
Re; John Crawford Sellers
"Sellars, James SSgt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have some info on John Crawford Sellers that you may be interested in.
He is a distant cousin of mine. I have a copy of his War of 1812 pension
file and a copy of a small booklet written by William Sellers
commemorating the 100th anniversary of JCS's marriage to Fanny Brown
(1821-1921). I don't have the whole thing on disk yet but I will soon. I
also have the War of 1812 pension file of John Finley Seller, his
cousin, also of Putnam Co.
According to "Sellers Letters" Mary Crawford was the daughter of
and Rebekah Crawford. I don't know how accurate that is. No proof
stated. I would like to share information with you. Thanks.
"Sellars, James SSgt" <email@example.com>
This is a small booklet from the Indiana State Historical Society
Library at Indianapolis, Indiana. It was probably made for a family
reunion that was held that year (1921). *There were a few of errors in
the book. The first is the place where the family came from. Most other
sources say the family came from Ireland. **Another error is the mention
of John C.'s father who was actually James Sellers. The last error I
noticed was John C.'s War of 1812 service. According to his pension
deposition, he served in Capt. James Davidson's Company under Colonel
Richard M. Johnson. He stated that he "did not take part in any battle,"
but he was in many "long and hard marches." The following booklet was
copied exactly as it was published.
John Crawford Sellers
To whom these presents come, greetings:
It is my intention on
this one hundredth anniversary of the
marriage of my grandfather, John Crawford Sellers, to write a brief
history for the descendants of so good and reputable man as he, and
trust that we may ever follow in the footsteps of our forefathers with
the same true Christian spirit and true Americanism.
Hoping you may enjoy the
same interest in reading it as I have
in compiling it, with love and best wishes,
W. M. SELLERS
John Crawford Sellers
John Crawford Sellers
was a descendant of a race of pioneers
while this country was still a colony of Great Britain. His ancestors
came from the home country of *Bobby Burns, Scotland, into the land
which was new and wild, following the trails of Daniel Boone and other
Indiana warriors from Virginia into Kentucky, when younger generations
ventured across the Ohio River and settled in Putnam County, Ind., and
younger generations have moved on westward, yet old Putnam is a good
place to come.
John C. was a son of **William and Mary Sellers, early settlers of
Kentucky, was born March 26th, 1796, as we understand, in Garrard
County, Kentucky. His father died when John C. was a boy, which left
him as the mainstay for the help and support of his mother and some
younger brothers. He followed freighting with a team in the absence of
railroads till 1813, enlisted as a soldier under R.B. McAfee, Captain,
in Richard M. Johnson's regiment of Kentucky volunteers mounted
infantry, which went to Canada and fought in the battle of the River
Thames, October 5th, 1813, where the noted Indian chief, Tecumseh, was
killed. John C.'s horse was killed in the battle, but he was not hurt.
He was mustered out November 19th, 1813.
Josephine Throop, one of our Putnam County historians, quoted
--"In the battle at the River Thames Tecumseh, their great chief, was
killed and the Indians fled, filled with dismay and grief."
John C. was married to Fanny Brown near Lancaster, Garrard
County, Kentucky, March 1st, 1821, one hundred years ago last March.
They came to Putnam County in 1822, settled on the land the old
homestead where J.L. Sellers now lives. Their first log cabin was in
the yard near where the third house built on this lot now stands,
ninety-nine years after first settlement.
Moving from Kentucky a distance of 200 miles with one small
horse, saddle and bridle and such bundles as they could carry, bought a
piece of land of John F. Sellers, a cousin, who had preceded his coming
and later entered other land. Worked at 28 cents a day and dinner
waiting on brick masons, while building a brick house on the Dewees farm
but not on the eight-hour system. Children born to them: Lucy, James
W., William, Mary, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Nancy, Amanda, Sarah, John L.,
Fannie, Martha J., Joseph B. John L. is the only one now living. They
were hard-working, saving, yet charitable and honest, loved and
respected by all who knew them. Were members of the Presbyterian Church
at Putnamville, Indiana, with dear old Dr. Layman, Worthington Williams,
James Ingram, Wm. Walden, Jacob Hixon, John Beck, Wm. Grigsby, James
Hester and others with their families, with the Rev. Ransom Hawley,
pastor, for a period of thirty years.
Grandfather had four brothers, Harvey, Nathan, Nelsen and Perry,
who lived in this vicinity in an early day. Perry moved to Iowa before
the war. Two sisters, Mrs. John F. Sellers and Mrs. Sarah Elder, were
early settlers in Putnam County. John F. Sellers was one of the first
settlers of Greencastle, father of W. W. Sellers and grandfather of
Charles Sellers, who now reside in Greencastle.
Mrs. Sellers, grandmother, had four brothers, early settlers in
this county, Samuel, Thomas, Bentley and James Brown. James lived a
bachelor with Aunt Polly and Matilda, about a mile from here over the
hill west, two as good old ladies as could be found. The other sister
was Mrs. Greenberry Bryant, lived in Hendricks County and was mother of
Z. T. Bryant, whose war record is mentioned in the items.
Lucy, the oldest, married
Thomas Leech, had one child, Sarah.
Mr. and Mrs. Leech died in an early day. Sarah married Wm. Brown, one
child, Eva, who years ago after her father's and mother's death married
and moved to Muncie, Indiana.
William, the second son,
cast his lot with the 1849 delegation
to the California gold fields and died there. No railroad
transportation in those days. Was buried there.
Elizabeth, after a short
married life, left a daughter, Mary
Etta, who lived after her mother's death with her good old grand
parents, until her marriage to Clinton Oneal.
A few years after her
marriage they went west. Mary Etta died
several years ago.
Nancy married Nathaniel
Talbott in the 50's as well as we can
remember, as the old family Bible is not at hand. Children- Fanny,
Mary, Lutisha, John W. and Mrs. Talbott. The three girls deceased, John
W. in the west.
Nathaniel was a soldier
for a time in the 10th Indiana
Volunteers. Was in the Battle of Mill Springs in Kentucky, January
19th, 1862, where General Thomas defeated the Confederates and where
General Zollicoffer, the Confederate general, was killed. Mr. Talbott
was later discharged on account of failing health and only lived a short
time after the war.
Mary, Fannie, Amanda and
Sarah, children of grandfather and
grandmother died while young.
Rebecca Sellers, was born
May 20th, 1830, was married March
22nd, 1857, to Joseph Gilmore. Children: Elizabeth Young of Manhatten,
Indiana; John Franklin of Chandler, Oklahoma; Josie Best of Putnam
County, wife of Charles Best, living west of Greencastle. Children of a
second marriage to Mr. Easter are George and Sallie of Searcy, Arkansas.
Samuel Gilmore, who lived with Aunt Rebecca, was a son of Mr. Gilmore by
a former marriage. Josie Best has a daughter Grace married to Jesse
Sears. Josie Best has a daughter Katie married to Albert Houck.
Mattie, deceased daughter, was married to Edwin Torr. All Living in
vicinity of Greencastle, Indiana.
Joseph Gilmore gave his
life for his country during the Civil
war as a member of Co. I, 27th Indiana Volunteers. After surviving the
battles of Winchester's retreat, Cedar Mountains, Antiedam,
Fredricksburg, Va., Chancellorsville, May 2nd and 3rd, 1863, he lost his
life at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863. A brave
soldier and a good man.
Aunt Rebecca died at Copperton, Oklahoma, April 13th, 1906.
Lizzie, the oldest child
married to Barzilla Young December
16th, 1875, at the age of 18 years at Reelsville, Indiana. Children:
Albert, 45 years of age in 1921, married to Luella Wilson, November,
1894; Nellie, 43 years of age in 1921, married Oscar Brown November 2nd,
1895, later to Willie Brothers; Alice, married to Harry Ingraham, July
22nd, 1903, died January 22nd, 1919, at the age of 39 years; Jimmie,
died february 12th, 1919, at the age of 36 years; Clarence, died
February 27, 1886, at the age of 10 months; Walter, 34 years of age in
1921, married to Cecil Mulinix July 19th, 1910; Florence, 26 years of
age in 1921.
Barzila Young served time
in the Civil War as a soldier of Co.
.................... Regiment, was good trusty man and a hard worker.
He died July 13th, 1913, at Manhatten, Indiana, 70 years of age.
Martha J. Sellers, the
youngest daughter of J. C. S. and the
next to the youngest child, was married to Harrison Ruark March 8th,
1870. Children: John Crawford, died at the age of 11 months; Daniel,
age 49 this year, has been a railroad man for twenty-five or thirty
years. Is yard master for the M. K. & T. Railroad Co. at Tulsa,
Oklahoma, at this time.
Mary R. lives at Greencastle,
Indiana, making good on her own
resources since being left alone by the death of her parents, having a
very responsible position with the firm of the King Morrison Foster
Company at Greencastle which she is holding with much credit to her
industry and faithfulness.
Mrs. Martha Raurk died
at their home, one mile south of the old
home, April 19th 1909.
Harrison Raurk was a soldier
in the Civil War. Went from near
Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky. Was a member of the 2nd Kentucky
Cavalry, 45th Regiment. After the war closed came to Putnam County,
lived in the community till death, which occurred March 29th, 1918.
James Washington Sellers
was born April 24th. 1823, worked on
the farm and taught school. Was married to Miss Nancy D. Fenley of near
Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana, September 21st, 1848. Bought a
small farm and settled just south of and adjoining the old homestead.
Children were Lucy Ann, William M., Fanny M., Mary A., Sarah A. Mrs.
Sellers and three youngest children, John, Aaron and Joseph, all died in
August and September, 1863, within seventeen days. Lucy, the oldest,
married Wm. W. Hodge March 26th, 1868, or 69. Lucy died about forty-two
years ago, leaving three children, Carrie, James and Dora. All live in
the West. Mrs. Carrie Pearcy lives at Los Angeles, California. Second
marriage of W. W. Hodge to Miss Emerine Mercer, one child. Mrs. Minnie
Lewis of near Putnamville, age 40 years. W. W. Hodge served three years
in the Civil War in the 128th Regiment Indiana Volunteers.
W. M. Sellers was born
April 22nd, 1851. His father, James W.,
died June 11th, 1865, W. M. was 14 years old with one sister older than
him and three younger. They stayed at the old home till grown and
married. W. M. was married to Miss Josephine Hutcheson December 20th,
1871. Children: James H., Clay C., Joseph M., Nannie A. James is 48
years old, Clay 46, J. M. 43, Nannie died November 9th, 1897. Two
babies died in infancy. Josephine Sellers died April 19th, 1903. James
married Mrs. Maggie Stevens of Indianapolis. Clay married Lelia Mae
Black July 28th, 1912. Joseph married Miss Stella Heady of
Indianapolis. Joseph M. has one son by a former marriage, Roy K., 21
years of age, who lives at Terre Haute, Indiana.
James H., after passing
through two train wrecks and being badly
crippled, is again working in Pennsylvania yards at Indianapolis.
Clay is stationed at Indianapolis at Illinois Central Yards.
Joseph M. (or Pete) is
in the employ of C.I. & L. road running
from Chicago to Indianapolis.
Clay C. service in the
159th Regiment, Co. I. Wilbur Starr,
captain, in Spanish-American War. The boys all live at Indianapolis at
this date - 1921.
Fannie M. Sellers married
Wm. M. Turner January 15th, 1872.
Children: James W. married Miss Ollie Hutcheson and lives now four miles
south of Brazil, Indiana. Ollie married Clifford Sutton and now lives
near Clay City, Indiana.
John R. died at hospital
at Brazil after second operation. He
had served two years as a soldier in World's War, April 17th, 1921. He
was highly recommended as a soldier, was a noble boy, had many friends,
was 29 years old when he died, after every care and comfort money could
buy or the love of true hearts could secure by his brother and family
and his many friends. Was buried at Boone cemetery near Hamrick,
Indiana. Mrs. Turner is living but in very poor health as result of a
case of typhoid fever. W. M. Turner died about 1901. Children of James
and Ollie Turner, Miss Edna, 24; Walter, 17 years of age and are present
today, 1921. James is 48 years old.
Mary A. Sellers married
Geo. W. McCray of a family of old Putnam
County residents December 15th, 1873. Oran W. McCray, the only child,
was a prominent physician at Marshall, Missouri. Mrs. McCray living in
that locality. She is 67 years of age this year. Was at the reunion last
year. Hope she comes this year.
Sarah A. married Andrew
P. Kiser in 1877. Children: Minnie, Ray
and Fred. They are located at and around Boise City, Iowa. Mrs. Kiser
was 66 years old July 26th, this year, 1921, and we can't pass without a
compliment to these girls. How willing and ready they were at any time
to help their brother with his work while they were passing the period
from childhood to womanhood, after being left by the death of their
parents. A pleasant memory by the brother for these dear sisters for
their help and kindness.
John L. Sellers and a
cousin, Z. T. Bryant, enlisted in Civil
War September 4th, 1862, 3rd Indiana Cavalry, Col. Robt. O. Cline, Capt.
O. M. Powers, 1st Lieut. George J. Langsdale. Did patrol duty in Indiana
and Illinois, was in Morgan raid, was at the siege of Knoxville and in
cavalry service in Tennessee in Battle of Severville Road and Carter
Station and helped rid that territory of a band of Confederates that was
buswhacking Union citizens in East Tennessee. Was in the raid made from
Chattanooga over Lookout Mountain and a long term of cavalry fighting
and raiding Confederate territory. Then was placed in the command of
General Kilpatrick, which meant hard cavalry service and a sufficient
amount of fighting, as General Kilpatrick's division was busy and took
desperate chances, until Sherman's march to the sea was ordered.
Followed General Hood from Atlantea to Rome. Georga, and other service
till they started on Sherman' march. When that was completed was
relieved and started for home in Putnam County, Indiana, the 21st day of
Z. T. Bryant, with the
same record, was captured near
Fayetteville, North Carolina, the 7th of March, 1865, served time in the
notorious Libby Prison till Confederate Gen. R. E. Lee evacuated
Richmond, Virginia, where the prison was located. Mr. Bryant was the
last prisoner released from that deplorable pen. Mr. Bryant is living in
the State of Oregon.
John L. Sellers was married
December 11th, 1866, to Miss Mary
Matkin, a daughter of Wm. Matkin, an old resident and citizen of
Greencastle, Indiana, and a sister of Miss Mattie Matkin of Greencastle
at this time.
Children: Edward J., Katie,
Nannie, Jennie (deceased), Sallie
(deceased), Minnie and Ida. Mrs. Sellers died 1878.
A second marriage August
3rd, 1880, to Miss Lizzie Wells,
daughter of Levi and Catherine Wells, formerly of Madison Township,
Putnam County, and the estimable lady is living and helping to make this
reunion a very pleasant occasion. Children: William, Crawford, Mamie and
Myrtle. Uncle John is 85 years of age today, August 25th, 1921.
Edward J. Sellers was
married to Clara Silvers September 25th,
1891. Children: Arthur, 28 years old, married November 4th, 1920 to Miss
Caroline Eubank, after serving time in late war in France; Lawrence, 27
years old, served his country in World War in Russia; Ethel, 24 years
old, married to Harrold Jones; Joyce, 23 years old, married to Beatrice
Baker; Louise, 18 years old; Harrold, 15 years old; Eddie, 13 years old.
Clarence died in infancy in 1910. Edward and family live near Lake City,
Michigan, and is 54 years old. His wife is 46 years old.
Katie, oldest daughter,
lives at Greencastle, is 52 years old,
owns her own property and is a dressmaker.
Nannie Elizabeth married
January 14, 1892. Children: daughter
Hazel, 27 years old; Russ, deceased, address Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Minnie, 45 years of age
this year, was married October 3rd,
1897, to Mr. Roy Grogan, who is 46 years old. Children: Grace Mae, 21
years old, was married to Frank Jones, September 17th, 1918. Live at
Indianapolis. One daughter, Dorothy Mae, 2 years old.
Dorothy Florence, 17 years old.
Esther Alberta, 12 years old.
Charles, 10 years old.
Mr. Grogan lives at Indianapolis,
Indiana, at this date and is a
valuable man in the employ of Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
Ida May, 42 yerar, married
to Hays Williams, October 4th, 1903.
Children: Estal Lenard, 17years old; Hubert Layman, 13 years old.
Mr. Williams is station
master at Union depot, Terre Haute.
Address, 1719 Sycamore Street, Terre Haute, Indiana.
William Crawford Sellers
is 40 years of age. Was married October
16th, 1906, to Miss Grace Edith haymaker of Putnamville, Indiana.
Children: John Riley, 14; Mary Bernice, 10; Charles Haymaker, 8; Edith
Lucille, 5; Ethel may, born January 18th, 1921.
William Crawford is living
on part of the old homestead and a
help and comfort to his father and mother in assisting and looking after
farming interests for them and a useful citizen to the community.
Mary Edith was married
to Earnest C. Smith October 17th, 1910.
Children Madlin Elizabeth, 10 years old; Joice Sellers, 8 years old;
Mildred Olive, 6 years old; John Raymond, 3 years old.
Mr. Smith lives on the
old Swartz farm, one mile west of
Myrtle Olive, the youngest
child, married to Mack Brown of
Warren Township, Putnam County, Indiana, May 19th, 1915. Mr. Brown died
february 14th, 1917.
A second marriage to Ross
Smithson of Harlem, Montana, 1918. P.
O. at Sweetman. Child, Mary Elizabeth, born Novemebr 2nd, 1920.
August 25th, 1893, twenty-eight years ago:-
Joseph Brown Sellers,
the youngest of the family, was born
February 8th, 1843. He enlisted in Co. I, 27th Indiana Volunteers, a
regiment that went through much hard service and hard fighting during
Civil war, was in the battle at Winchester, March 23rd, 1862, Cedar
Mountain, August 9th, 1862, was wounded in right leg in Battle of
Chancellorsville, May 2nd, 1864, at Resaca (New Hope Church), where he
lost his left leg, May 15th, 1864. After being dressed, was loaded in an
ambulance with another wounded soldier on a trip of forty miles to get
to a railroad town laying side by side in the bottom of the wagon. The
other soldier died on the way and a very rough road. Just imagine what
Uncle Joe had to pass through that long night, but his ever patient
disposition was surely present on that trip. He arrived home about the
4th of July as we were cutting wheat.
Was married on September
27th, 1868, to Miss Viola A. Kiser.
Owned a farm and farmed in Warren Township, two miles west of
Putnamville, several years, then moved to North Salem, Indiana. Engaged
in milling busines in 1901, located in Greencastle. Was a good faithful
member of the Presbyterian Church, honored and esteemed by all that knew
him. He died April 12th, 1914, at his home in Greencastle, Indiana, age
Miss Cora Belle lives with her devoted mother at Greencastle.
Ulysses Grant, the oldest
son, who is 49 years of age, lives
near North Salem, Indiana. Was married to Miss Ada Catherine Hunt,
December 30th, 1898. Children: Benjamin Franklin, 22 years old this
year, married to Miss Lois Hazel Hicks August 20th, 1919. Mr. Sellers is
present trustee of Eel River Township, Hendricks County.
Rhoda Katherine, 13 years of age.
Frank Crawford Sellers,
46 years of age, who lives at North
Salem, Indiana, was married to Miss Daisy Page, November 15th, 1899.
Children: Genieva, 20 years of age; Maxwell, 17 years of age; Dortha B.,
12 years of age; Hellen N., 10 years of age; Joseph Henry, 7 years of
Earnest Maywood, 44 years
of age, was married August 7th, 1915,
to Miss Flossie Brown and lives near Bainbridge.
Estella Grace, a dear
little baby, died february 23rd, 1883, at
the age of 9 months.
Homer Layman, the youngest
child, 36 years old this year, was
married January 13th, 1912, to Miss Mellessa Tompkins. Children: Edith
Elizabeth, 9 years old; Alice Marie, 3 years old. Now lives at
Mrs. Viola Alma Sellers,
wife of Joseph B. Sellers, was a
daughter of Mr. Eli and Mary Stillwagon Kiser, highly respected friends
and neighbors of sixty and seventy years ago, living in this
neighborhood, the dear father and mother, sister and brothers have long
since passed to their happy homes.
CUMBERLAND CO, PA=
SELLERS, Elmer (res Dickinson, PA) and Annie D. ERNST (res Huntsdale,
PA) married Dec 3, 1885 at Carlisle Par
SELLERS, Elner, Mrs. Aug 22, 1892 -- death
1830 PUTNAM CO, IN=
George HAMMER, page 191 and 221
HAMMERS = ISAAC, JOHN, page 191 and 192
JOHN C, PAGE 211
JOHNT, PAGE 179
NATHAN, PAGE 213
WILLIAM H. , PAGE 212
WILLIAM H., PAGE 213
AND could be other spellings, thanks, marie, iowa
> I have been contacted by Leroy Hammer in California who is looking
> connection between the Sellers and Hammer families, if any, from
> Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana. Mr. Hammer is making an inquiry
> about a letter dated December 22, 1936 from Mrs. Elmer Sellers in
> Greencastle to the National Archives regarding "George Hammer". George
> Hammer, Leroy's ancestor, was a Revolutionary War Veteran and he died
> in Greencastle on July 21, 1834.
> If any one has any information that I can pass on to Leroy, please
> reply. Thanks.
> Susan Sterzer
> Salt Lake City, UT
MRS. LOUISA HEADY DEAD
Mrs. Louisa Elizabeth Heady , died at her home near here at 7:30
morning following an illness of four years with uremic poisoning. She was
born in Putnam Co. 1 Nov 1840 and was aged at time of death 79 years, 8
months and five days.
The deceased was married in 1863 to Richard D. Heady, near Greencastle
who died in 1909. Six children are living; Andrew F., Albert Heady; Ida
H. Hiland; Olie Barber, all of New Brunswick and Mary Brown and Stella
Sellers, both of Indianapolis, IN. Twelve grandchildren and 8 great-grand
children are living. One brother, Ed Gardner of Greencastle, and one
Emily Toney, of Crawfordsville are still living. Mrs. Heady was a member
of the Christian Church at Old Union. She has lived in Putnam and Boone
County all of her life, with the exception of six years residence in Iowa.
Funeral was held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon burial at Old Union
DO you have it on a FILE you could send me , via computer?
My Fax doesn't always print out the best and I have to turn it on and know when you are sending, etc.
OR do an extraction and send me?
ANYWAY that we can share with SELLERS = so we can get the info to them.
THANK YOU for CARING and SHARING.
Patrice Hite wrote:
Patrice Hite <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marie, Both the Clearwaters and Sellers were in Putnam Co, IN. It also talks
about the Soper and Cooper families. Pat
marie sellers hollinger wrote:
> PAT,. Thanks. I can't even remember who CLEARWATERS are? IF they connect to
> SELLERS or HOLLINGER families?
> marie, iowa
> Patrice Hite wrote:
> > Hi Marie! Would you like a copy of this Chasing Clearwaters Book that I
> > found in Ft. Wayne, IN? I don't know if it would connect you to any of
> > your lines, but I can fax it to you if you are interested. Pat Hite
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 5:00 PM
Subject: Old Book
Dear Mrs. Bryant,
I live in Indianapolis and I have came into possesion of an old textbook
named, "Youth's History Of The United States In Verse." It was printed in
1888 by Carlon and Hollenbeck, Printers and Binders of Indianapolis. Inside
the front cover the name, Katie Sellers Putnamville, Ind. is written. The
word Putnamville has been scratched out, but is still legible. Right below
that the name Katie Alice Sellers, 407 E. Hannah St. Greencastle is
written.. There are a couple other names and dates written elsewhere in th
book, but they are illegible.
If any of your members are researching the Sellers name, I would be willing
to give it to them if they can prove their relationship tp Katie.
I am willing to do this, because I too am a amatuer geneaologist and I would
be estatic to get a chance to recieve a document like this.
If you could post this message on your web site, some one might be
interested. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.
FRANK SELLERS LETTERS connecting IOWA =
Karen Zach [email@example.com]
[InPutnam] Leachman bio - Jeff please add :) THANKS KZ
Biographical & Historical Record of Putnam Co IN History. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1887, p. 409. James LEACHMAN, an early settler of Putnam County and residence of Marion Twp, was born in Mason County, KY April 7, 1821 son of William and Mary (REEVES) Leachman, the former a native of Va and the latter of Ky. His father removed to Ky. when 9 where he married and lived until 1830, when he removed to his county, locating in Marion Twp, where he lived until his decease, which occurred Aug 1858. He was a kindhearted man and an obliging neighbor. During the Spring of one year he attended 73 log rollings. He was twice married, and the father of ten children, of whom 5 are living: James; John; Mary J; George and Wm. H. He served the county as commissioner, and held other minor offices. He was a man of progressive ideas, and was well informed on the general topics of the day. James Leachman has been reared to manhood in this county, and has lived here ever since wtih the ex! ception of 2 years spent in California during the gold excitement. He received a rudimentary education in the early schools of his time, and has been a lifelong farmer. He assisted in building the first two schoolhouses in Marion Twp, also the first two churches in the same township. He has seen much of pioneer life, having settled here when the co. was one vast wilderness. Dec 3, 1843 he was marr. to Mary Ellen Matthews, daughter of Anderson B. Matthews, an early settler in this county. He was married a second time Feb 21, 1854 to Miss Mary E. Shoptaugh born in Putnam County Nov 25, 1829 and daughter of Jacob & Mary Griffin Shoptaugh, natives of Md, who settled in this county in 1828, where they lived until their decease. To Mr. and Mrs. Leachman have been born 12 children, 10 of whom are living: Martha A, wife of Willian N. MARK; William W; Harriet A w/o Walter SELLERS; Rosa B; Luella; John Q. a teacher; Artie S; Alice M; Jerome B and Clara E. Mr. Leachman settled u! pon his present farm on Sec. 18, Marion Twp, where he owns 260!
f good land. Politically he is a Dem
from Karen Zach [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: [InPut] Western W. Sellers obit
??? Newspaper ?? Date -- (old newspaper clipping found in Sellers Reunion pamphlet at Waveland Library 2009 -- W.W. Seller (sic), one of the city's oldest residents passed away at his home on South Jackson Street Wednesday evening. Mr. Seller had been failing in health for the past few years yet had been able to go about the home and community except for the past two weeks. Mr. Seller was born April 19, 1835 and spent the entire 90 years of his life in the home in which he died. His father, John Finley Seller, was the 4th man to settle in Greencastle, coming here from Garrard Co KY in 1822. Western W. Seller was married April 27, 1876, in Greencastle to Margaret D. daughter of Carroll Hamond ( a native of Maryland) and Sarah Drew Hammond, born in Putnam Co Ind. To this union were born 5 children, all of whom survive. Mrs. Sarah R. Wright of Greencastle, Mrs. Margaret D. Foreman of Goshen, ind; Mrs. Minnetta Rose of Jeffersonville, ind; John Franklin Seller of Indianapolis, ! Ind and Wilbur W. Seller, Fillmore, Ind. In addition to the five children there are 10 grandchildren. Mr. Seller was a member of the Methoidst Church serving on the official board of Locust Street Church during most of his active years. In politics he adhered to the Republican Party casting his first vote for General Fremont in 1856 and never after failing to do his part as he saw it in supporting the party of his choice. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon 2 at the Methodist Church, Dr. CH Taylor pastor of the church and Dr. H.C. Clippinger of Greenwood officiating.
Subject: [InPut] Ida May Sellers Williams obit
?? Newspaper - The death of Mrs. Ida Sellers Williams, age 45, wife of Hays Williams occurred at her home in Terre Haute Sunday afternoon at near 1:30 o'clock. Goitre was the direct diase of her death. Mrs. Williams had planned to go this week to the Mayo Brothers Hospital at Rochester, Minn to undergo an operation for the removal of the goitre. She was taken suddenly ill and her death resulted in a very short time. Beside the husband she leaves two sons, Hubert and Estel and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sellers, who reside near PUtnamville. A brother, Crawford Sellers and sister, Miss Kate Sellers of this city also survive. Mrs. Williams was well known here, having spent her early life at the home near Putnamville. Funeral will be at Terre Haute Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Highland Lawn Cemetery.