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Aaron Lyerla
AARON LYERLA, a former well known farmer of Cherokee County, whose farm was in sections 9 and 16, Shawnee township, died April 3, 1892. He was born in Union County, Illinois, February 28, 1850, and was a son of Solomon and Delilah (Williams) Lyerla. The Lyerla family were among the pioneer settlers in Illinois, having moved to that state from North Carolina at an early day. Aaron Lyerla's grandfather moved to Jackson County, Illinois, form[sic] the Old North State, bringing all he had in a two-wheel ox cart.
Solomon Lyerla was born in Jackson County, Illinois, and remained on the home farm until about the time of his marriage, when he entered a tract of land and engaged in farming. He continued adding to his property, which was situated in Union County, until he became an extensive land owner for those days. This property he sold about the year 1859, and bought a 360-acre farm in Montgomery County, Illinois, where he lived until his death. He was a justice of the peace for many years, in Union and Montgomery counties. He was married twice, and 11 children were born to his union with Delilah Williams, his second wife. Of these, the following grew to maturity: Jacob, a resident of Montgomery County, Illinois; Calvin; William R., who is engaged in farming in Shawnee township, Cherokee County; Richard, of Montgomery County, Illinois;
Mary Jane, wife of P. W. Plyler, of Montgomery County;
Sarah Ann, deceased, who was the wife of Frank Sellers;
Margaret E., wife of William Redmond, of Montgomery County; Solomon, of Jackson County, Illinois; and Aaron. The parents of the subject of this sketch were members of the Christian Church.

Aaron Lyerla spent the first nine years of his life on his father's farm in
Union County, Illinois, and then moved with the family to the Montgomery County
farm, where he grew to manhood, becoming familiar with all kinds of farm work.
There he remained, following the occupation of farming, until 1883, when he
moved to Kansas, and located on a 160-acre tract which he had purchased. Four
years afterward he returned to Illinois, and managed his mother's farm until the
time of his death.

A stanch Democrat, Mr. Lyerla always voted the ticket as set fourth by that party, yet did not take a prominent part in political affairs. Fraternally, he affiliated with the Masons, having become a member of that order in his native State. He was a consistent member of the Christian Church, in which he was a faithful worker.
In 1872 Mr. Lyerla was married to Sarah Catherine Sellers, a daughter of Samuel
Sellers, of Montgomery County, Illinois. Four children were born to this union,
all of whom are living. They are as follows: Adah Heletha (Mrs. Fay Stone), of
Villa Ridge, Illinois; Eva Delilah (Mrs. Earl Bray), of Joplin, Missouri; Elsie
Addie Euphemia (Mrs. Authur Gibson), now living at Messer, Kansas; and Walter
S., living on the old home place. Mrs. Lyerla's father was born and reared near
Dayton, Ohio. Although much of his time was spent in doing farm work, he was a
carpenter by trade, and at intervals followed that occupation. Although not a
politician, he took some interest in politics, always voting the Democratic
ticket. He married Ruth Isarurah Moniah Isabelle Buchanan Beck, a daughter of
John Beck. Of the seven children born to them, six are now living, namely:
Sarah Catherine, widow of the subject of this sketch; Euphemia Alice (Mrs.
William R. Lyerla), of Shawnee township, Cherokee County; Andrew Preston, of
Decatur, Illinois; Melvin Powell, living at Grand Junction, Colorado; Amasa
Erastus, of Illinois; and Samuel Wesley, of Grand Junction, Colorado. Mrs.
Sellers was a member of the Christian Church. Her death occurred during the
Civil War, in 1864. The father is still living, hale and hearty, at the age of
77 years. His home is in Coffeen, Montgomery County, Illinois.

Mrs. Lyerla resides on the 160 acres originally purchased by her husband on his arrival in Kansas. It is good, rich farm land, much of it under cultivation, and with the assistance and good management of her son, Walter S., who lives on the farm, it brings forth all the products of the average farm. As is the custom of large land holders in this part of the country, a part of the farm is rented out.

History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Lolly Qualls, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 1-8-97. 



Sellers, Amasa Erastus B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Andrew Preston B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Euphemia Alice B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Frank B055.02 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Melvin Powell B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Ruth Isarurah Moniah Isabelle Buchanan B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, S. 30029 <1904/cherokee-ch3p2.html>
Sellers, Samuel B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Samuel Wesley B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Sarah Ann B055.02 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>
Sellers, Sarah Catherine B055.05 <1904/bios/lyerlaa.html>


1880 Census Place: Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas
 Source: FHL Film 1254376  National Archives Film T9-0376     Page 566C
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
William H. SELLERS Self M M W 45 IL Occ: Farmer Fa: KY Mo: KY (ck McDon, Il,msh)
Lucinda SELLERS Wife F M W 43 IN Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: KY
Elizabeth J. SELLERS Dau F S W 21 IL   Fa: IL Mo: IN (ca 1859 IL) NEED 1860 IL census)
George A. SELLERS Son M S W 17 IL   Fa: IL Mo: IN
James SELLERS Son M S W 14 IL   Fa: IL Mo: IN
Ellsworth SELLERS Son M S W 12 IL   Fa: IL Mo: IN
Alice SELLERS Dau F S W 10 IL   Fa: IL Mo: IN
Ernest SELLERS Son M S W 3 KS   Fa: IL Mo: IN

 Census Place: Neosho, Cherokee, Kansas
 Source: FHL Film 1254376  National Archives Film T9-0376     Page 550A
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Louisa THOMAS Self F W W 57 KY
 Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: KY
Louisa THOMAS Dau F S W 19 MO
   Fa: KY Mo: KY
George S. THOMAS Son M S W 16 IL
 Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: KY Mo: KY

 Census Place: Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas
 Source: FHL Film 1254376  National Archives Film T9-0376     Page 562D
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
John H. THOMAS Self M M W 37 IL
 Occ: Farmer Fa: ENG Mo: ENG
Emma THOMAS Wife F M W 37 IL
 Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: TN
Elizabeth THOMAS Dau F S W 18 UT
   Fa: IL Mo: IL
Susan THOMAS Dau F S W 15 UT
   Fa: IL Mo: IL
John M. THOMAS Son M S W 13 MT
   Fa: IL Mo: IL
William H. THOMAS Son M S W 13 MT
   Fa: IL Mo: IL
Emma J. THOMAS Dau F S W 10 MT
   Fa: IL Mo: IL
Charles E. THOMAS Son M S W 3 KS
   Fa: IL Mo: IL
THOMAS Dau F S W 2M KS
   Fa: IL Mo: IL

 Census Place: Lincoln, Crawford, Kansas
 Source: FHL Film 1254378  National Archives Film T9-0378     Page 74A
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Melvin ROSS Self M M W 71 VA
 Occ: Farmer Fa: VA Mo: VA
Rebecca ROSS Wife F M W 66 TN
 Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
George W. ROSS Son M S W 19 UT TERR
 Occ: Farmer Fa: VA Mo: TN
Ephram ROSS Son M S W 24 UT TERR
 Occ: Day Laborer Fa: VA Mo: TN
Lizzie THOMAS GDau F S W 18 UT TERR
 Occ: At Home Fa: ENG Mo: TN



YEAR = she sent/I didnt copy?   Please resend. Sorry, msh
From:
           "chickflet" <chickflet@aristotle.net>

Nancy Sellers, head, female, white 83? widowed, TN, TN, TN
Ruel Sellers, son, male, white, 31, single, TN, TN, TN
Nellie P. Sellers, daughter, white, 24, single, KS, TN, TN
Earl J. Sellers, son, white, 22, single, KS, TN, TN
Emment J. Sellers, son, white, 20, single, MO, TN, TN



1900 CHEROKEE CO, KS CENSUS
JAMES SELLERS 34 IL, BOTH PARENTS IL
ELLIE 32 IL, DAD CANADA, MOM IL
W. H. 7 KS
VIRGIL 5 KS
ALFRED 2 KS
RUTH 4/12 KS

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1904 History of Cherokee County Kansas

Ross.--This township lies west of the present township of Mineral, and east of Sheridan. C. C. Hide, G. M. Edgemond, H. G. May, Isaac Parker, A. Hillard, A. B. Kirk, O. B. Ferris, I. N. Smith, B. F. Wells, M. Allen, J. F. Rice, William Benham, Daniel Edgemond, William Whitson, J. M. Wills, D. Wickoff, R. M. Elliott, J. M. Jordan, George McClure, S. Sellers, W. Evans, George W. Hoyt and Walter B. McCormick, came early to the township and were prominently known in its affairs.



 FROM
           "chickflet" <chickflet@aristotle.net>

1910 Cherokee County, Kansas Census:
James M. Sallers, head married white male, age 44, first marriage married 18
years, IL, IL -
Ella J. Sallers, wife, white female, age 42, first marriage 18 years, 7
children born, 7 children living, IL, Canada, -
William H. Sallers, son, white male age 17, single,KS, IL, IL;
Virgil L. Sallers, son, white male, age 15, single, KS, IL, IL;
Alfred D. Sallers, son, white male, age 12, single, KS, IL, IL;
Ruth B. Sallers, daughter, white female, age 10, KS, IL, IL;
Gladis M. Sallers, daughter, white female, age 6, KS, IL, IL
Eugene Sallers, son, white male, age 4, KS, IL, IL;
Irene Sallers, daughter, white female, age 4, KS, IL, IL


WW 1
Name: Earl Inman Sellers Birth: 8 Aug 1887 - Kansas,United States of America Residence: Cherokee, Kansas Other: Cherokee County

Name: William Henry Sellers Birth: 22 Jan 1893 - Kansas,United States of America Residence: Cherokee, Kansas Other: Cherokee County
single, born Weir, KS, Lunge? trouble

Name: Virgil Leroy Sellers Birth: 2 Mar 1895 - Kansas,United States of America Residence: Cherokee, Kansas Other: Cherokee County

 

1920 Nellie Sellers Galena Ward 3, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1864 Alabama Head
James Sellers Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1866 Illinois Head
Ella Sellers James Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1868 Illinois Wife
William Sellers James, Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1893 Kansas Son
Pearl Sellers Galena Ward 3, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1893 Missouri Head Virgil Sellers [Vergil Sellers] James, Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1896 Kansas Son
Alfred Sellers Vera Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1898 Kansas Head
Ruth Sellers James, Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1900 Kansas Daughter
Vera Sellers Alfred Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1901 Kansas Wife Glaydis Sellers [Glayds Sellers] James, Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1904 Kansas Daughter
Eugene Sellers James, Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1906 Kansas Son
Irene Sellers James, Ella Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1906 Kansas Daughter

1930

George A Sellers Lizzie J Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1864 Illinois Head
Lizzie J Sellers George A Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1872 Missouri Wife

Virgel L Sellers Hazel B Pleasant , Cherokee, Kansas abt 1895 Kansas Head
Vier E Sellers George A, Lizzie J Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1897 Kansas Son
Hazel B Sellers Virgel L Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1900 Kansas Wife
Billy J Sellers Virgel L, Hazel B Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1923 Kansas Son
Ella B Sellers Virgel L, Hazel B Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1925 Kansas Daughter
Lee R Sellers Virgel L, Hazel B Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas abt 1927 Kansas Son
==========

1940
Floyd W Sellers 41ks, Galena, Cherokee, Kansas (1935Barber,Ks)
Lucille Sellers 37
Richard Sellers 17ks,
Jacqueline Sellers 8
Patricia Sellers 7

Cecil Sellers 36 ks,Lyon, Cherokee, Kansas , same place in 1935
Mildred Sellers 30 mo,

Virgil L Sillars 45 ks, Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas , same in 1935
Hazel Sillars 40
William James Sillars 17 (ca1923)
Ella Belle Sillars 15
Lucy Sillars 13

 



 
   Hello Marie, this is just a shot in the dark but I wonder if these two might be brothers. i.e.= George & James.  For they both are from    Illinois. See information below this 1910 Census of James Sellers and family. I will live this in your hands. FDH. Dennis.

FROM DENNIS

       FDHaun@aol.com
Also, or I should say next, is in the same census
Joplin 1910. Is listed a George Sellers age 46, Ill. with wife Lizze Sellers age 38,
Mo. and the children listed.  Now if you remember I wrote you about a
George Sellers age 26, from Cherokee County Ks. That married a Lizze Thomas age 18
from Jasper Co..... Mo. date of marriage Jan, 31, 1890. I had wrote to
Cherokee Co. Ks. back in 1995, about this George and Lizze Sellers, but
they had no information on them. According to this 1910 census that you sent,
this couple was living somewhere in Ks, if not Cherokee Co. for there first two
children were born in Ks. Ages 18, & 14, and there third child age 11, was
born in MO. I wanted to get this information off to you, I am hoping that
you might be able to get this 1900 census of Joplin Mo. for me. And I will keep
trying to trace these people (Sellers) down. Have a good evening. fdh?
Dennis 



JOPLIN , MO = JASPER CO, MO
JOPLIN, KS= 0

       Fri, 29 Mar 2002 10:58:12 EST
  From: DENNIS
       FDHaun@aol.com

  Morning Marie. The two Sellers Men listed below, James and George are most likely the sons of William H. and wife Lucinda Sellers of Cherokee County, KS.
I found my papers that were sent to me from Crawford County Ks.  in the year of 1995. I will list the information given hoping that it might be of some help to other Sellers in their research.

Listed are the marriage of 6 Sellers.
# 1. Ella Sellers 16 of Pittsburg m. James M. Watkins 22 of Pittsburg DEC, 02, 1886. ( This Ella
was a daughter of my Asa Sellers family line. )
# 2. Homer A. Sellers 21 of Lincoln m. Rose A. Love 17 of Lincoln Nov, 28,
1892.
# 3. Celestia Sellers 20 of Englevale m. William E. Ogborn 22 of Englevale Oct, 25, 1899.
# 4. Charles Sellers 45 of
Yale m. Lieu A. Wood 29 of Yale DEC, 06, 1894.
# 5. George A. Sellers 26 of Cherokee Co. m. Lizzie Thomas 18 of Jasper
Co. MO. Jan, 31, 1890. And
# 6. Thomas J. Sellers 21 of Pittsburg m. Margaret Hillier 19 of Pittsburg Feb, 05, 1890. ( This
Thomas J. was also a son of Asa and was my Gr. Grandfather. it has listed in this marriage index that he married a Marrie Willier.)
Also listed on another marriage index it has Lizzie Sellars m. William McDonald year 1910.

Listed in the 1885 City of Pittsburg was the family of my Asa Sellers
(it has him listed as August Sellers)  Asa age 42 m.  Carpenter Pa. ILL.
(the second ILL. is the state the person came from prior to Kansas).  Co.  F. 51st Oh Inf.
Wife Elizabeth 43 ILL.  ILL.
Thomas J. 16 m.  ILL. ILL.
Ella 17 f.  ILL. ILL.
Fred 12 m. ILL. ILL.
George 06 m. ILL. ILL
David 04. ILL. ILL.

In the 1890 Pittsburg Directory Asa and family are still living in this city.
It also list a John Sellers living a block away who was aCarpenter no other information.

In the Federal Census of 1900, we have a John Sellers born 1840 and his wife Celest born
1843 this is the only family listed in Crawford Co.
This 1900 Federal also list other Sellers and the year of there birth, but not in what County.
We have Anna Sellers ...... 1881 80 12B. -
Celest Sellers .....1843  80 12B. -
John Sellers ...1840  80 12B.
- listed with these Sellers names are ++
Emma Cunningham ...1868,
 Lee ...1876,
Anna ....1881, ++
Virgie Cunningham  ...1888, and
Lee Sellers ....1876 80 12B.
This is all I have on these Counties Marie. FDH. Dennis.