JOEL SELLERS 1745/8               son of Benjamin SELLERS 1720/

EDGECOMBE CO, NC June 1762= Orphans of Benjamin SELLERS dec'd 1761 =
Matthew - choose mother, Sarah as guardian (born before 1748/
Jeconias         "        "          "        "      "          born before 1748/
Joel           "      "       "       "     "          born before 1748/ (ED'S PAGE)
(probably 14 yrs of age=to choose guardian)(born before 1748/) (see NC chart below)
Mary, court appointed mother,Sarah as guardian (under 12/ 14) after 1748/50)
Simon, court appointed mother, Sarah as guardian (under 14) after 1748)
Elisha - no guardian - over 19/21=(before 1741/43)
Benjamin - no guardian over 19/21(before 1741/43)

OCT 1764 - EDGECOMBE CO. NC COURT =
Joel SELLERS bound out to Kindred CARTER
(Not yet 14? = born bef 1750)
(14 and not 16 = born bef  1748)


1769 BRUNSWICK CO, NC tax list =
JOEL SELLERS   (so, he already owned land=so he had to be 21? = 1748? msh)

Jan 19,1772  MATTHEW SELLERS sells 400 acres on White Marsh to JOEL SELLERS

Dec 17, 1779  MATTHEW SELLERS sells 400 acres on White Marsh to JETHRO ROBBINS.
JOEL SELLERS, witness

DEC 21,1779  JOEL SELLERS = 100 acre grant on SS of 7 Creeks.
William SELLERS and Ezehial BRYANT chain carriers

OCT 13, 1800 SION  SELLERS of SC sells 100 acres on 7 CREEKS (D/247) TO Elias Duncan
Witness = JORDAN SELLERS AND BENJAMIN SELERS



BLADEN CO, NC
FEB 26, 1778. Joel SELLERS. 100 A S side of Great Pond branch W side of Beaver Dam
Swamp #107 (when sold or who owned later?msh)

1790 =
1800 =



OCT 13, 1800 SION  SELLERS of SC sells 100 acres on 7 CREEKS (D/247) TO Elias Duncan
Witness = JORDAN SELLERS AND BENJAMIN SELERS


JUNE 27, 1807 BLADEN CO, NC, ELISHA SELLERS  sells ----acres in the fork of Beaver Dam Swamp and Great Pond Branch (A49) to JOHN CARLILE. Witness, JOEL SELLERS

(Columbus Co made in 1808 from Bladen and Brunswick land)

1810 Columbus Co,NC=
J. Sellers 1,0,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,0,1, page 5=

MARCH 22, 1810 SION SELLERS of Horry Dist, SC sells land to JOHN CARLILE on the Brunswick/Bladen County borders. A48.  Witness: JOEL  SELLERS, ELISHA SELLERS.
HORRY CO, SC lays next to COLUMBUS CO, NC

OCT 21, 1812, B166 and B166  JOEL SELLERS buys land. Witness, ELISHA SELLERS, MATTHEW SELLERS

OCT 18, 1814 BENJAMIN SELLERS buys land,  B60, on state line in COLUMBUS CO, NC
WIT: ELISHA SELLERS and JORDON SELLERS
(does this say BENJ SELLERS of SC? msh)

MARCH 7, 1820 and APRIL 3, 1820 , AMELIA SELLERS owned land adjacent to JOEL SELLERS and ELISHA SELLERS  on Beavaer Dam Swamp.



COLUMBUS CO, NC
NOV 1819 JOEL SELLERS appointed to Jury


1820

ED'S PAGE  =  SION SELLERS 1775

From:
             Bill Allen <misterbill@pdq.net>

I copied this from a NCROOTS posting a few months ago.  Thanks Marietta
Sexton.

Under English Commom Law practiced in the 18th century Colonies..........
..........At 14, Males (and age 12 for Females) one could:
                        Witness documents
                        Testify in Court
                        Select their own guardian
                        Be punished for a crime
                        Show land to a Processioner
                        Sign Contracts
                        Act as an Executor
                        Bequeath Property by Will
(thought you could will land to a child of  ANY age, isn't that what Elisha Sellers died 1801 did to his younger kids?
NO, he bought the land for them when very young, Before he died. difference?  msh)

..........At 16, Males could:
                       Be listed a Tithable
                       Be mustered into the Militia
                       Serve as Processioners
                       Take Possession of Land Holdings

..........At 18, Males could:
                       Be licensed to practice a trade

.........At 21, for Males & 18 for Females, one could:
                      Release their guardian ( or at a marriage)
                      Be married without parental ( or guardian) consent
.........At 21, Males could:
                     Plead/Sue in Court
                     Own Land
(thought you could will land to a child of  ANY age, isn't that what Elisha Sellers died 1801 did to his younger kids?
NO, he bought the land for them when very young, Before he died. difference?  msh)

                     Devise Land by Will
                     Be eligible for most Public Offices
                     Serve on a Jury
                     Vote