JORDON SELLERS 1780/90-
I found this information in a Warren, CO. TN. Plat Records Book
Library at Cookeville, TN.
Page 260-261. Entry No. 2305 dated 26 May 1827 surveyed for Jorden
44 acres on the waters of the Dry Fork of Smith Fork, south of the
end of an improvement made by Henry Sellers. Surveyed
11 July 1830. Mathew
Sellers and Arch Sellers, SCC. J. B. Perkins DS. October 2,
on 3 April 1832 by J. B. Perkins.
1847 =JORDIN SELLARS WB-2-201Warren Co,Tn=
I do have a copy of the old Jordans will; wife, Evan, four children, 2 or
3 minors, and many later reports by guardian of the minor children.
The daughter, Chloe Braswell, who already had $200, was the oldest sister
of Jordan Basil? Sellars, a son, along with two other girls and three
boys by Jordan's first wife Elry, shown in the 1840 census with all the children
except Chloe. The Braswell family sy Chloe died in 1852 and Wm. Braswell
My scanner and such are "out" right now as I'm getting a new hard drive,
etc. Can send copies later or put on TNDEKALB if needful. I do
have, also, a copy of Jordans father's deed showing him as a son. I
do not, however, have anything to show what happened to the daughter of John
of whom Jordan was made guardian except one report by Jordan of income in
her name. She would have been Anadney Sellars as a minor when John
and wife died about 1830.
Let me know disposition of these items that might be helpful to other family
this Jordan SELLERS born ca 1780/90/
we can make a page and try to link the census/marriages to these counties.
YES, we Need/want copy/extraction of will and any probate papers.
May help others searching for other kids, etc.
I forgot to explain the suit in 1858? where Mr Womack, old Jordan's admtr
tried to keep Eran's Sellars land from being put into the rest of the
estate before dividing with the rest of the children of the earlier family.
(He was successful, as the court upheld Jordan's naming that portion all
hers.) This land was in Warren
Co, while that given the early family was all in DeKalb.)
Also Eran did very shortly marry Mr. Linder and had Linder children before
he died quite soon. She later married again, tho I cannot remember
the name off-hand. Elry, the first wife, moved to Oregon Co.,
MO with Archibald, Sarah, Alfred and Matthew, J.B.s siblings--Arch was married,
the other three were living with Elry a few houses away.
J.B. went on to Chariton, then Linn Cos, MO,( the birth area of his wife,
Eliza Curtis, (my ggggrandmother) and later all the rest of the children
lived and married in Linn Co. after Arch died in 1856, and his children were
taken to Linn. I do not have a death circumstance for Elry, tho her
name is spelled Early by the census taker in Oregon Co., MO. A sister
of these people, Malinda Sellars, married an Isaac Perkins in Ripley Co.,
MO in 1843, and may have been the reason the others moved nearby. Melinda
and her youngest children are living in Linn Co in 1860, So Isaac must have
died. I find an Isaac Perkins in the cemetery book for Cooper Co.,
MO but as yet have not secured a copy of his stats from people there.
A few years ago, after working for the U of SC on Parris Island, I stopped
in Wilmington NC where I had seen many Sellers listed with the right names
to be relatives of my branch. One of the things I found in the library
there was a Thesis by a local Sellers Descendent tracing the Sellers from
arrival in late 1600s to when many left to go inland. This material
showed a Matthew going to KY and one going to TN. The wife and family
of the Kentucky Matthew are known, but the author and other descendents think
TN Matthew is the father of "our" Matthew Jr, Arch, John and Drury.
I am not too certain as ages of children in 1790 are not conclusive--so I
still look, altho it would appear a William Sellers family is closer in ages.
My family has always considered J.B.s ancestor to be a William, tho I have
no documentation, and I know how word of mouth can get distorted.
J.B. has always spelled his name Sellars, and I have thought perhaps he did
that change due to the circumstances of his own line--however, in TN a couple
of weeks ago I saw several spellings of Sellars outside our immediate groups.
Thanks for all the reading time of which I'm depriving you.
ELSIE, thank you very much.
will add to JORDAN SELLERS 1780/90
would appreciate a TIME LINE on this family.
each county, each years of census/marriage/death, etc.