Jerry Sellers

JAN 2004

I'm trying to locate the father of Samuel H. Sellers, born in Newton county Georgia in November of 1844. I believe that both of his parents were born in SC.  His mother was jennet or  jennie and is buried  in Dekalb county GA.  What can you tell me about this family?  I would be happy to share info with you about the familyof Samuel H. Sellers.  Thank you.  Jerry Sellers


JERRY, thanks. The names of all of his kids or the child you connect and where they went may be important to post on our Sellers county/state pages.


YOU proved his county of birth how? 1870 census? or civil war record or?

Now in 1850 he appears to have a brother Francis/Samuel born ca 1834 SC. 

Was he in Civil War = might show county he was born. some of the 1870 census show county of birth for GA births, but, don't know about SC. have you checked?


Sending thro our SELLERS group for help. Thanks for sharing SELLERS.

marie, iowa

Jerry Sellers


The Sellers of Douglas County Missouri trace their roots back to Newton County Georgia and

South Carolina.  Samuel H. Sellers was born in Newton County  on November 2, 1844.  His

mother's name was Jennie and she was born in SC  on March 19, 1814.  I do not have Samuel's

fathers name at this time , however, he was also born in SC.  The known children of this marriage:

Margaret b. 1839   John A. b. 1842   Samuel H. b. 1844  and Jane E. b. 1847.  Jennie appears in

the 1850 census records by herself.  DeKalb County was formed from part of Newton County and

Jennie appears as a widow in the 1860 census living with her daughter, Margaret who is married to

John N. Lodgins.  Also living with the family was daughter , Jane E. Sellers .  She was later listed

as Mrs. J.E. McCurdy.  Jennie died on March 25, 1885 in DeKalb county while still living with her

daughter, Margaret Lodgins.  She is buried in the Prosperity Cemetary located on Westside peachtree

road between Chamblee & Doraville, GA   Lot 309, 18th district.


Samuel H. Sellers married Julia Ann Kay on October 20, 1868 in Georgia.  Julia was born May 16,

1851 in DeKalb county GA.  Her parents were William T. Kay b. November 09, 1820  d. January 08,

1903  and Lucretia Cardar or Carter Kay b. December 22, 1822  d. February 07, 1910.  Both are

buried at the Springcreek Cemetary in Douglas County MO.  After their marriage, Samuel and

Julia moved to Douglas County MO in 1871.  Julia's parents moved with them.  Samuel and Julia

homesteaded 240 acres in Springcreek Township.  Samuel and his brother, John served with the

Confederate Army.


                                     The Children of Samuel & Julia Sellers


                                         William Edgar  b. 10-01-1871   d. 03-05-1928   DOCOMO

                                                       m.  Martha Jane Gray  11-12-1890







                                          Mertice M.   b.  08-  -1873

                                                         m.  John R. Gray  11-12-1890




                                           John T.  b. 09-09-1875    d.  11-16-1962      DOCOMO

                                                           m.  Sarah Eliazbeth Fulton  11-10-1896


                                                                        Lena (Harvey Dallas)

                                                                        Wilma (Doug Haden)


                                                                        Daisy (John Huff)

                                                                        Elsie (Lewis Huff)

                                                                        Burl (Pauline Burton)


                                                    Ada May  b. 03-30-1879  d.  04-22-1947 

                                                                 m.  Bill Turner  11-27-1895


                                                                         Ethel (Kern Flynn)




                                                  Ernest Eugene  b. 01-07-1881  d.  08-18-1955    DOCOMO

                                                                   m.  Della Lula Fulton 02-22-1903

                                                                                Earl Samuel

                                                                                Della Opal


                                                                                William Herman


                                                                                Alma Lee

                                                                                Ernest Leon


Following the death of Samuel on June 07, 1887 , Julia married George Washington Johnson

November 17,1903.  He was the son of William H. & Sarah Bowen Johnson from Scott County,

VA.  Julia died April 15, 1915.  She and Samuel are buried at Springcreek Cemetary in Douglas

County MO.


Ernest & Della Sellers received 80 of the 240 acres upon his parent's deaths.  Della was the

daughter of William J. Fulton & Sarah J. Stubbs Fulton.  Della was born 07-31-1884 & died

July 04,1976.  She and Ernest are buried at the Springcreek Cemetary.  They raised tomatoes

and at one time had a canning factory


Raymond Sellers married Carrie Edith Osburn on October 10, 1931.  She was born September 18,

1910 and her parents were  James b. 02-22-1888   d.  12-15-1918  &  Ada Andrews Osburn b.

12-12-1880      d.  11-22-1915.  Their children are Billy, LaVern & Jerry.


JERRY, thank you.

Samuel SELLERS 1844 death certificate list parents?

also the Thomas SELLERS 1835 SC , do we know where he went after 1850?

He would be the one we need to know WHERE born.  was he in civil war or perhaps he died before 1860? or he may have married and took off.


WE don't know Jeannie/Jeanettes maiden name?

One note shows her born in Chester Co., SC, which could link to Thomas Sellers that went to Echols/Lowndes Co., GA.

WE also don't have them on an 1840 census with one child?

Lots of possibilities, Need some more documents.

Thank you for sharing SELLERS.

marie, iowa



april 2006


sounds like fun im in u can call me @928-897-2167


JERRY, thank you for your interest.

Please go to our SELLERS dna member and result list

The main page should have a group form you fill in and submit and they will send your Kit. Use this Form to Join =

Who is your oldest Proven Sellers = name, born when/where.
and child you connect to =

We need help on many branches of our SELLERS.

Thank You!
marie, iowa