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Joyce Sellers Konzny

 

AUG 27, 2004

David Sellers was my ggrandfather, my father is Tillman A Sellers the grandson of David, his grandfather was William Sellers the oldest child when David went to war. David was a POW captured at Ft Fisher, NC and died of smallpox at the POW camp at Elmyra or Elmria New York.  The family suffered great losses and eventually lost everthing according to family recollections!

 My grandfather was the town doctor according to family tales, a Dr. Floyd  that was married at the time but was rumored to be my Dad's father.....my grandmother was Edgie Sellers, a single woman in 1914 at the time of my father's birth. My father was reared by his grandparents, William and Helen Barfield Sellers in Robeson and Columbus Counties, North Carolina. If anyone knows of any info please let me know my father is still alive and wishes to know his heritage. Thank you for any help. Joyce Konzny

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in response to

Tammy Maggard

List of Sellers in the Civil War, NC

It goes without saying but for the record, all men listed here fought for the Confederacy.

David G Sellers
Residence: Occupation: Farmer
Enlist Date: 23 December 1863 State: North Carolina

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CIVIL WAR =

There are different CIVIL WAR lists to extract info, msh

 

DAVID G SELLERS =

Enlisted as a Private on 23 December 1863 at the age of 35
Enlisted in Company B, 51st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 23 December 1863.
Absent, without leave on 10 January 1864
Received a disability discharge Company B, 51st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 23 February 1865

 

DAVID SELLARS =

Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1863 at the age of 35Enlisted in Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 20 October 1863.POW on 15 January 1865 at Fort Fisher, NCConfined on 17 January 1865 at Elmira, NYDied of disease Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 20 March 1865

(Need to check Where originated - 2-3 other Sellers/etc FROM this same Company, msh)

 

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1850 ROBESON CO, NC, SOUTHERN DIV

DAVID SELLARS 24 SC, 20 R.E. (1826)

ELIZABETH A. 22, ROBESON CO, NC

WM B. 2 ROBESON , NC

HARRIET R. 3/12 ROBESON CO, NC

Next

PATRICK BARFIELD 36 ROBESON CO, NC

 

1860 ROBESON CO, NC, NO TWN, LUMBERTON PO

DAVID SELLARS 37 NC, 750/260 (1823)

ELIZ A. 40 NC

WM B 12 NC

HARRUT E. 10 NC

ROSEY . 8 NC

MARGARET A. 6 NC

MARTHA A. 4 NC

ANNIE J. 2 NC

MELTON H. ? 3/12 NC

 

 

CIVIL WAR = 35 IN 1863 = 1828

Name:

 

David Sellars ,  

Enlistment Date:

 

20 October 1863

Distinguished Service:

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Side Served:

 

Confederacy

State Served:

 

North Carolina

Unit Numbers:

 

24 24

Service Record:

 

Enlisted as a Private on 20 October 1863 at the age of 35
Enlisted in Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 20 October 1863.
POW on 15 January 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined on 17 January 1865 at Elmira, NY
Died of disease Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 20 March 1865

 

Name:

 

William Sellars ,  

Enlistment Date:

 

03 March 1862

Distinguished Service:

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Side Served:

 

Confederacy

State Served:

 

North Carolina

Unit Numbers:

 

24 24

Service Record:

 

Confined at Elmira, NY
Enlisted as a Private on 03 March 1862 at the age of 28
Enlisted in Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 03 March 1862.
POW on 15 January 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC
Died of disease Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 10 February 1865 in Elmira, NY

 

Name:

 

John Sellars ,  

Enlistment Date:

 

03 March 1862

Distinguished Service:

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Side Served:

 

Confederacy

State Served:

 

North Carolina

Unit Numbers:

 

24 24

Service Record:

 

Enlisted as a Private on 03 March 1862 at the age of 38
Enlisted in Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 03 March 1862.
POW on 15 January 1865 at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined on 17 January 1865 at Elmira, NY
Died of disease Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 01 March 1865 in Elmira, NY

 

Name:

 

Flavers Sellars ,  

Enlistment Date:

 

15 February 1862

Distinguished Service:

 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Side Served:

 

Confederacy

State Served:

 

North Carolina

Unit Numbers:

 

24 24

Service Record:

 

Enlisted as a Private on 15 February 1862 at the age of 16
Enlisted in Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 15 February 1862.
Discharged Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina on 21 April 1863

 

 

1870 = Sterling Mill Township
*****the following Sealy family was listed in the census wrong. I know this
to be a fact. This is my ggrandmother's family. They are SELLERS not Sealy's.
I have listed them as such.****** SHARON         SPhill5271 <SPhill5271@aol.com>
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Elizabeth Sealy(SELLERS)-45-w-f-keeps house-nc
William B.(SELLERS)-21-w-m-farmer-nc
Harriet (SELLERS)-20-w-f-at home-nc
Rosa M.(SELLERS)-18-w-f-at home-nc
Margaret (SELLERS)-15-w-f-at home-nc
Martha E.(SELLERS)-13-w-f-at home-nc
Penny J.(SELLERS)-11-w-f-at home-nc
Haynes (SELLERS) -9-w-m-nc
Edna (SELLERS)-7-w-f-nc
David J. (SELLERS)-5-w-m-nc

 

 

1880     Census Place:  Sterlings Mills, Robeson, North Carolina

            Source:            FHL Film 1254979  National Archives Film T9-0979     Page 601B    

            Relation           Sex      Marr     Race    Age      Birthplace

William SELLERS        Self      M         M         W         29         ROBESON, NC

            Occ:     Farming           Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

Melon SELLERS           Wife     F          M         W         33         ROBESON, NC

            Occ:     Keeping           Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

Willie SELLERS           Son      M         S          W         8          ---

                                    Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

David SELLERS           Son      M         S          W         6          ROBESON, NC

                                    Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

Henry SELLERS           Son      M         S          W         4          ROBESON, NC

                                    Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

Lisey SELLERS            Dau      F          S          W         2          ROBESON, NC

                                    Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

Hanes SELLERS           Other   M         S          W         20         ROBESON, NC

            Occ:     Farming           Fa: ROBESON, NC        Mo: ROBESON, NC

 

1900 ROBESON, STERLING, NC

WM B. SELLERS 51 NC, JULY 1848, FARMER, OWNS LAND, none can read or write, BOTH PARENTS NC

HELEN 52 NC, 7 KIDS and 7 living

DAVID B. 27 NC

CHAIRTY E. 21F NC

HELEN C. 17 NC

LOUEGIE A. 15 NC,MARCH 1885

MILTON O. 13 NC

 

1910 ROBESON, STERLING, NC

W. B. SELLERS 60 NC, M1, 40 YRS

HELEN 60 NC, 7/7

LOU E. 26 NC, DAU

MELTON 24 NC, SON

Next

BERT SELLERS 34 NC

ETTIE 32 NC

And kids

Next

JOHN BARFIELD 72 NC

MARTHA 65 NC

 

1920 ROBESON, STERLING, NC

BERRY W. SELLERS 71 NC

HELEN 71 NC

LUE E. 35 NC, DAU, SINGLE

MELTON O. 32 NC, SON, SINGLE

TILLMAN 4 9/12 NC, GRANDSON

Next

BERT SELLERS 44 NC

ETTIE 40 NC

And kids

 

1930 ROBESON CO, NC, STERLING

EDGIE SELLERS 45 NC, SINGLE, BOTH PARENTS NC, RENTS LAND, FARM LABOR, PAGE ?

TILLMAND 15 NC, SON, FARM LABOR

LEMEAL 7 NC, SON

 

MELTON SELLERS 38 NC, M AT 34, page

ANNIE 22 NC, M AT 18

VERDEE 4 NC, SON

PITTMAN 2 NC, SON

Next

DAVID B. SELLERS 55 NC

ETTA 51 NC

And kids

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JOYCE, thanks for sharing SELLERS.

Dad seems to have his names known back to 1850 ROBESON CO, NC.

We have had SELLERS working on his family and will cc the old address which goes thro the SELLERS discussion group.
(check the address on the 1870 census below, msh)

HE/YOU could send his family and who married and went to, so Others can be helped also.

Did Tillman have a brother Lemel, etc? same father?
(see census below)

MY records only go to 1930, but your and others personal info can help fill in the gaps, etc

PLEASE share what you can AND any memories he has on ANY of these names.
marie, iowa
SELLERS FAMILY DISCUSSION GROUP

Aug 29, 2004

Thank you for the replies...my father did have a brother Lemuel "Jack" who was killed by his daughter in Florence, SC about 1966-67. There are alot of misspellings in the census. My grandmother's name was Lou Edgie Sellers and Milton is supposed to be Melton who married Annie Strickland...my Dad said the earliest Sellers was a Jett or a Jed Sellers that came through New York and then settled in the Robeson and Columbus Cty areas in NC. There is a small family  cemetary outside of Fair Bluff, NC I think it's called Spring Hill...several Rogers are buried there, too

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Fair Bluff = Columbus Co, NC, msh
Spring Hill Cemetery = Davidson, Haywood, Scotland Co., NC, msh

AUG 29, 2004

JOYCE, thanks.

 

WE would appreciate a small name/place of your fathers kids, etc

and also his brother Lemuel/Jack.

WHERE they went/married/died and their kids names.

 

AND any info on ANY of his aunts/uncles etc.

 

WHO is buried at Fairbluff /Columbus Co?/ Spring Hill Cem?

HOW connected to this family? 

 

THEN you must document  DAVID SELLERS born ca 1828 . SC is listed on the 1850 census. otherwise NC is listed.

THIS area of land was Very Close and same at one time.

 

I did NOT see a civil war  Pension on  David Sellars = Company Batty D, 2nd Light Artillery Regiment North Carolina , which equals the death dates/places you listed.  and  died march 20, 1865

 

The David G. Sellers = Company B, 51st Infantry Regiment North Carolina , you replied to on civil war message, does NOT appear to be the same. altho , same age, but, he rec'd disability in Feb 1865

 

IF you have ANY reason to think they are the same, Advise and can check further on pensions for David G. Sellers.

 

WHEN did his wife   ELIZABETH die, perhaps she died before CW applications came out? OR if remarried, that husband could have been in CW?

HER info is very important.

 

HOW was ELIZABETH proven to be a HAYNE?

YES, we have all these SELLERS kids living with HAYNES in 1850 Robeson Co, NC

DOES your Dad remember anything about HAYNES?

DOES your DAD remember anything on great aunt/uncles?

DOES your DAD have any old obits he has saved ?

He rec'd his info from family =

OR he/you  need to go back to Original source and follow the documents/proof shown from those families, areas.

 

1840 CENSUS are very important = WHO had kids these ages?

 

AND we have an ARCHIBALD SELLERS 1808 SC  with wife HARRIET here in 1850  with kids born SC

WHERE is he in 1840? = does he have a son born 1820/30?

 

YES, Jordon SELLERS proven back to 1700 appears to be here in 1830 with son born 1820/30 (have we proven him?,msh)

 

YOU must work Backwords from where your parents, etc are PROVEN in a certain time/area.

 

DO we have land records on this STERLING MILLS/ROBESON CO, NC  area?

WHERE was it before 1787 when Robeson was made? check Land patents for info?

 

YOU must find documents to prove families = can be cousins/aunts/uncles, etc.

USE dates with names/places.

 

SHARON, has done alot of research on these families, don't know if she has worked on ARchibald or Jordon. will send cc for help.

PLEASE send what you can. THANKS for sharing SELLERS.

 

marie, iowa

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