Mike and all,
John Sellers, b. VA 1797 and son of Henry Sellers of Hardy Co., VA and
Greene Co., OH was a veteran of the War of 1812. Records show he served in two
He served with the Watkins Battery at Norfolk as a private. He said his
commanding officer was Lt. Thomas Perkins. He made claim number 19093 and was
issued certificate number 11215. He was awarded a pension of $8 per month and
made a bounty land claim W44391-160-55, which was issued to him.
He had earlier been a member of a unit that was part of the Virginia militia
that served in the War of 1812. He said this unit was commanded by Capt. D.
Van Meter. He said he was known in military records as John Sellers of
He is listed in the 1820 Greene Co., OH census, conducted in Feb. 1821, as a
resident of Xenia Township, aged 16-26, and listed as having "no settled
place of residence."
He is found once again in the 1830 Greene Co., OH census in Xenia Township.
It is noted that he is not a resident of Xenia proper. John Sellers family
now totals four: John aged 30-40, his wife aged 20-30 and two sons, one
under 5 and one aged 10-15. The latter should be an error since they had only
been married three years in 1830.
John Sellers and family lived at 102 E. Market St. in Xenia.
I have found the following further information about four of John Sellers
and Elizabeth Martin Sellers' children:
1. Sarah E., b. Apr 23, 1841 and d. Apr 24, 1863. Buried Woodland Cem.,
2. John, b. Feb 23, 1840 or 1845-46 and d. May 20, 1863 or 1868-69. Buried
Woodland Cem., Xenia, OH. Uncertain dates due to dates unclear in the
3. George, b. Jun 3, 1836 and d.Nov 15, 1928, buried Woodland Cem., Xenia,
OH. Married Margaret Drake. Burial Woodland Cem., Xenia, OH. Signed
affidavits in 1878 assisting his mother to obtain a widow's pension as a widow of a
soldier of the War of 1812.
4. Alexander, b. 1829. Married Sarah D. Spahr. Prominent citizen of
Reesville, Clinton Co., OH (found in book History of Clinton County, OH, pg. 1112).
Began living in Reesville in 1862 and operated a sawmill from land he
owned. At one time he owned 300 ac. in Clinton County and 190 ac. near Xenia. He
was a principal stockholder of the Sabina Fair.
Addison C. Sellers is in the 1850 census of Xenia Township, Greene Co., OH,
as a son in the home of John Sellers who d. in Xenia, OH in 1874 and
Elizabeth Martin, his wife.
Addison was b. in 1839 and d. May 19, 1929, according to burial records of
Woodland Cem., Xenia, OH. I don't have any information about wife or children.
This adds child No. 5 to the list of four children on whom there was
information in my earliier emails about John Sellers.
Thanks for the info. Alot of good work in there.
I'm a little confused, though. Is this info about John Sellers (1797-1874)
and the 5 children connected in any way to my earlier inquiry about Henry
Sellers, son of John Sellers (1735-1804) or is it separate info pursuant to
an earlier discussion or query?
Sorry for my confusion. Just trying to get it straight in the old noodle.
Mike and Amber Sellers [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Mike and All,
I'm sketching out the nineteenth century Ohio grandchildren of Virginia
native Henry Sellers so other Sellers can find their ancestors.
I'm not at all sure Henry d. 1829 in Xenia, OH is the Henry son of John you
are seeking. But the potential exists. Henry who died 1829 in Xenia was the
right age and had the right names for his children: John, Jacob and Henry,
plus Elizabeth. But proof hasn't been found.
The info is very valuable, and I appreciate seeing it posted to the list.
Thank you very much for doing so.
I totally agree in that the potential does exist that your Henry d. 1829 in
Xenia, OH, is the Henry, son of John, that I'm looking for. He does fit the
right age, and the names of his children are certainly in line with what is
normally seen in lines descending from ole Heinrich Zeller. He's definitely
one to keep an eye on in my quest :-)
The only other thing that has been 'rumored' about Henry, son of John
(1735-1804) is that its possible his wife's name was Barbara Link. I've
found no evidence to support the supposition, so I'll treat it as rumor for
the time being ...
Again, good hearing from you and thanks for the great info you're posting
Now, Marie and all, I've looked thru the Sellers Family site and see some
data about John Sellers (Johannes Zeller), but I haven't seen anything
posted specifically about his son, Henry. Is there something there about
him that I'm missing or do we have some data on him that I'm just not
Mike and Amber Sellers [email@example.com]
MICHAEL, thanks. some info
LINK FAMILY info =
some of the church documents give a lot of maiden names for this
area/period, but you probably already have.