"Robert C. Sollars" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HawxSakQBs@aol.com, marie sellers-hollinger <email@example.com>
As much as I would like to lay claim to your Sellers line as a Sollars
I feel certain that they were in fact "Sellers" A lot of the German
moved into Kentucky and then on to other places. Our Sollars' moved into
Co., Ohio in 1799/1800 from Frederick Co., VA. It is interesting that they
along the same trail of some of the Sollars line. in or about 1849, William
Sollars moved to Charleston, Lee Co., Iowa from Eugene, Vermillion Co., IN
lived out his days their, dying about 1916. He had the Buckhorn Tavern
there - a
noted stage stop/hostelry. As you likely know, Charleston is just a few
north of Keokuk. William's father, Azariah Sollars (1796-1870), came to
Charleston a few years after William and remained there until 1859 when he
the rest of the family west to California.
If you have not already been in contact with Marie Sellers Hollinger,
a note explaining your dilemma. She is into Sellers like you would not
a great collection! Tell her I sent you. Let me know if you get any
results from her fine collection.
marie sellers-hollinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have infact sent her a copy of this email as well.
> I will give you the little information that I have on my Sellers/Sollars
> family. As I wrote earlier, I have researched the family for many years
> have had very little success.
> They were an itinerant people so were a little difficult to trace.
> George had been married prior to his marriage to Martha Jane as later
> records listed a son, Enos, who was born Cir 1842 and a daughter,
> who was born Cir 1844. Enos was born in Illinois and Sophronia was born
> Indiana. The first child of George and Martha Jane was James, who was
> Iowa Cir 1848. They were living in Keokuk County, Iowa in 1850 and lived
> to Jacob and Deborah Sellers (spelled with an e). Jacob was born in
> Cir 1793 and Deborah was born in Virginia Cir 1791.
> By 1860 they had moved to Eldora Township, Hardin County, Iowa but left
> suddenly shortly after that when his son, Enos, murdered a man and was
> the State Insane Asylum. I have never found George and Martha Jane
> after that time but now wonder if I should have been looking for Sollars
> instead of Sellers.
> I suspect the Mary West, who was married to Ignatius Sollars, was a
> of Jacob West and I also suspect Jacob was a brother of my great-great-
> grandfather, James William West.
> Thanks for your answer to my email and I hope the above may contain some
> to connect my West family to your Sollars family.
> Larry E. Warren
> 4302 40th St.
> Des Moines, IA 50310-3703
FROM marie sellers hollinger
> LARRY , Vermillion Co, IL lays next to Vermillion Co, In
1840 VERMILLION CO, IL =
JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 84, no twp
VERMILLION CO, IL MARRIAGES =
GEORGE SELLERS /INDIANA BALLA married 7-4-1841
DELILAH SELLERS/LEWIS SONGER/12-19-1833
MARY SELLERS/SPARROW WALDRIDGE/11-11-1849
MILLEY SELLERS/ENOCH B. WOOD/12-15-1842
IF ANYONE knows ANY of these family - SEND INFO
VERM CO, INDIANA MARRIAGES =(lays next door to Verm Co, IL)
GEORGE SELLERS/MARTHA WEST/9-16-1847
HELTHY SELLERS/JOHN B. HENDERSON/8-31-1843
CYNTHIA SOLLARS/ALEXANDER STEWARD/5-23-/1841
AZRIAH SOLLARS/HARRIET RICHEY/8-6-1848
IGNATIOUS SOLLARS/PHEBE IRBY/3-1-1842
IGNATIUS SOLLARS/MARY WEST/9-23-1834
TRUMAN R. SOLLARS/NANCY GEBBART/10-6-1831
WILLIAM SOLLARS/MRS JANE LASHER/2-9-1849
JACOB SELLERS NOT ON 1830 VERM CO, IL INDEX
JACOB SELLERS NOT ON 1850 VERM CO, IL INDEX
I Believe we need an 1850 VERMILLION CO, IL census info/index=
FREDRICK SELLARS, PAGE 288, 21ST DISTRIC
MOSES SELLERS, PAGE 240, 21ST DISTRICT
SAMUEL B. SELL;ERS, PAGE 240, 21ST DISTRICT
PLEASE send census info
RE: 1850 KEOKUK CO, IA (partial)
1850 KEOKUK CO, IOWA=
#296 George SELLERS 29 Oh, farmer
Martha " 26 Ind
Enos 8 Ill
Sophonia 6 Ind
James 2 Ia
#297 Jacob SELLERS 57 Ky, farmer
Deborah 59 Va,
Leanna 17 Ill
Melinda 15 Ill
Olive 13 Ill
#297 Davis SELLERS 21 Oh,farmer (married 6-26-1850Keokuk,Ia
Carolina 19 Ind Minerva C.
There is a JACOB SELLERS married DEBORAH DUNN 4-12-1817 CLERMONT CO, OH
(next to Brown/Adams/Hamilton Co,Oh)
There is a WAR OF 1812 JACOB SELLERS enlisted Adams Co, Oh
that was /signed bounty land papers in 1855 MERCER CO, IL, born
one witness was JOHN DUNN, JP in Mercer Co, IL
I never could find/follow up on him- But, I kinda thought the 1850
KEOKUK CO, IA
census may be that family.= JACOB and DEBORAH SELLERS born 1793 KY on
this census anyway - just across the river from OHIO.
PERHAPS, your children born when/where and went and their kids MAY help
prove/disprove any info here or ANYONE living with or close in these
ALSO 1861 CIVIL WAR RECORDS?
IF you want - send a small outline on the WEST family =
Have we proven these gals as sisters? how?
I will continue to work on these Keokuk/Hardin SELLERS -
most info is posted on=
Thanks, marie, iowa
Probably a WEST history in VERMILLION CO, IN history - mine is on film
and don't know if extracted? maybe , if Sollars married West
MAYBE a WEST will in VERMILLION CO,IN?
First I will answer your question in your 31 July letter I forgot to
You asked if George and Martha SELLERS were the ones married in Vermillion
County, Indiana on 16 September 1847. You are correct in that this is the
marriage of those later found in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Your 2 August letter asked if I was aware of Amos WEST who was living in
Wapello County, Iowa in 1860. I was aware of this family and, after
the 1870 census of Wapello County, I found that his age should have been
listed as 38 instead of 80 in the 1860 census. In 1870 he was in his late
40's and they had additional children. Apparently the census taker
misunderstood his age when it was given to him. In 1870 the state of his
birth was listed as Ohio. I do not believe he was a member of my family.
The information on my WEST family was given to me many years ago by a
cousin who found it in some of her parents' family papers. While I have
yet proven all of it, I have not found anything wrong in anything I have
checked so far. I plan to go to the library at Independence, Missouri in
near future to conduct further research on both the WEST and SELLERS
as they have a master index to all census records of the western states
through the early 1900's. I will try to find where the SELLERS families
after leaving Iowa. I will let you know what I find out.
Thanks for your help and I will be in contact later.
Larry E. Warren