UNION PARISH, LOUISIANA (made in 1839 from Quachita )
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UNION PARISH, LA  MARRIAGES =

Riley N. SELLERS 12-28-1869 to Tometia TERRY
Anna E. SELLERS 6-6-1872 Thomas MASON
Elisha L. SELLERS 12-26-1872 Sarah A. HODGES
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UNION CO, AR =



1850 UNION PARISH, LA=



1860 UNION PARISH, LA index
M. CELLARS, PAGE 555 DOWNSVILLE
N. CERLLER, PAGE 576 DOWNSVILLE
ALEX NELSON, PAGE 608 SPEARSVILLE
THOMAS SELLERS, page 556  Downsville PO
SAAH SELLERS, page 557 Downsville PO =
A.F.SELLERS,page 665 Marion PO 



1860 Census: Union PARISH,  Louisiana, Town of Downsville

Thomas Sellers      45      farmer         N.C. (ca1815,msh)(ck1850Russell Co,AL) see probate below in 1871,msh)
Nancy               43                                  "
E.T.                24(m)                              Ala  (ck Civil War for birth place) is this Elisha T.?msh
Matilda             16(f)                               "
William             14(m)                               "
Letha               12(f)                               "
Riley               10(m)                               " (ck Hunt Co., TX and Hopkins Co, Tx)
M.A.(Martha Ann)     8(f)                               "
Anna                 6(f)                               "
Sarah                4(f)                               "
Ella                 2(f)                               "

*Value of real estate 3,400
 Value of Personal Property 11,710
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10  1055 1055 Packer        Moses          62   M         Farmer                   170       S.C.
 11  1055 1055 Packer        S.E.           46   F         Housekeeper                        N.C.
 12  1055 1055 Packer        M.I.           17   F                                            Ala
 13  1055 1055 Packer        M.E.           15   F                                            Ala
 14  1055 1055 Packer        J.S.           14   M                                            Ala
 15  1055 1055 Packer        H.H.           12   M                                            Ala
 16  1055 1055 Packer        M.M.           10   M                                            Ala
 17  1055 1055 Packer        J.R.           8    M                                            Ala
 18  1055 1055 Packer        D.F.           6    M                                            La


 19  1056 1056 Sellars       A.F.           22   M         Farmer         840                 Ala               X
 20  1056 1056 Sellars       N.A.           18   F         Housekeeper                        Ala               X


 21  1057 1057 Spier         J.B.           24   M         Farmer         240       50        Ala
 22  1057 1057 Spier         S.J.           18   F         Housekeeper                        Ga
 23  1057 1057 Spier         S.A.           6mo  F                                            La
 24  1057 1057 Spier         J.W.           20   M                                            Ala                     X
 25  1058 1058 Williamson    J.             35   M         Farmer         720       245       S.C.
 26  1058 1058 Williamson    F.E.           30   F         Housekeeper                        Ala
 27  1058 1058 Williamson    Jno. P.        11   M                                            Ala                     X
 28  1058 1058 Williamson    Allice         9    F                                            Ala                     X
 29  1058 1058 Williamson    R.H.           7    M                                            Ala                     X
 30  1058 1058 Williamson    T.I.           5    M                                            Ala
 31  1058 1058 Williamson    J.F.           3    M                                            Ala
 32  1058 1058 Williamson    Wm. P.         1    M                                            Ala
 33  1059 1059 Mathews       L.R.           25   F                                            Ala
 34  1059 1059 Mathews       Allice         3    F                                            Ala
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5   313  313 Wilhite        Wm.            57   M         Farmer         1,060     8,740     N.C.
 6   313  313 Wilhite        Elizth         44   F         Housekeeper                        La
 7   313  313 Wilhite        Hannibal       15   M         Farmer                             La
 8   313  313 Wilhite        T.J.           12   M                                            La                      X
 9   313  313 Wilhite        C.E.           14   F                                            La
 10  313  313 Wilhite        D.E.           10   M                                            La                      X
 11  313  313 Wilhite        B.F.           7    M                                            La
 12  313  313 Wilhite        J.C.           5    M                                            La
 13  313  313 Wilhite        Jno A.         24   M         Laborer                  150       La
 14  313  313 Cellars        M.             31   M         Raftsman                           England
 15  313  313 McMurry        Thos.          35   M         Well Digger                        La
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4   452  452 Drain          S.             40   M         Laborer                            Ala
 5   452  452 Drain          Epsy           27   F         Housekeeper                        Ala
 6   452  452 Drain          Jno. F.        8    M                                            Ala
 7   452  452 Drain          C.A.F.         3    F                                            Ala
 8   452  452 Summerland     M.             25   M         Laborer                            Ala

 9   453  453 Cerllee        N.             35   M         Farmer         600       2,000     Miss
 10  453  453 Cerllee        John           16   M                                            Miss                    X
 11  453  453 Cerllee        James          14   M                                            Miss                    X
 12  453  453 Cerllee        Jo             12   M                                            Miss                    X
 13  453  453 Cerllee        Jane           10   F                                            Miss                    X
 14  453  453 Cerllee        Susan          8    F                                            Miss
 15  453  453 Cerllee        Mary           6    F                                            Miss
 16  453  453 Cerllee        Elizth         4    F                                            Miss

 17  454  454 Druan          Lindsy         25   M         Farmer                             S.C.
 18  454  454 Druan          Elizth         25   F         Housekeeper                        S.C.
 19  454  454 Druan          Jane           5    F                                            S.C.
 20  454  454 Druan          John           2    M                                            S.C.
 21  454  454 Tabor          E.             54   M         Farmer                             N.C    REMARKS:  "Shiloh PO" in left margin.
 22  454  454 Tabor          M.             66   F         Farmer         5,000     17,650    S.C.
 23  454  454 Tabor         Susan          19   F                                            Miss                    X
 24  454  454 Tabor          R.             18   M                                            Miss                    X
 25  454  454 Tabor          Jno            17   M                                            Miss                    X
 26  454  454 Tabor          Thos.          13   M                                            Miss                    X
 27  454  454 Tabor          N.             11   M                                            Miss                    X
 28  454  454 Harrell        J.W.           25   M         Mechanic                           S.C.
 29  454  454 Pearson        Benj.          23   M                                            Ala
 30  454  454 Milner         John           30   M         Farmer         250       250       Ala
 31  454  454 Milner         Susan          22   F                                            Ga
 32  454  454 Porter         Burk           35   M         Farmer                             Ga
 34  *    *   N.S.           N.N.
                   REMARKS:  Lines 34 - 40 left blank.

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       658  658 Nelson         A.             46   M         Farmer         6,100     21,200    Ga
 13  658  658 Nelson         Nancy          42   F         Housekeeper                        Ga
 14  658  658 Nelson         Geo.           21   M         Farmer                             Ga
 15  658  658 Nelson         Noel           15   M                                            Ga                      X
 16  658  658 Nelson         Thomas         14   M                                            Ga                      X
 17  658  658 Nelson         John           10   M                                            Ala                     X
 18  658  658 Nelson         Ashley         8    M                                            Ala
 19  658  658 Nelson         A.             4    M                                            Ala
 20  658  658 Nelson         Nancy          6mo  F                                            Ala

 21  659  659 Nelson         Alex           25   M         Farmer         2,000     4,180     Ga
(AMANA SELLERS/ALEXANDER NELSON/9-21-1858 Russell Co., Al)
 22  659  659 Nelson         Amanda         19   F         Housekeeper                        Ala

 23  660  660 Griffith       J.E.           39   M         Farmer         2,500     3,300     S.C.
 24  660  660 Griffith       M.             30   F         Housekeeper                        Ga
 25  660  660 Griffith       Joel           11   M                                            Ala                     X
 26  660  660 Griffith       Josephine      9    F                                            Ala                     X
 27  660  660 Griffith       J.D.           4    M                                            Ala                     X
 28  660  660 Griffith       L.             2    M                                            Ala                     X
 29  660  660 Griffith       G.A.           1    F                                            Ala
 30  660  660 Griffith       Nancy          31   F         Housekeeper                        S.C.

 31  661  661 Ramsey         H.W.           35   M         Farmer         2,000     8,475     Ala
 32  661  661 Ramsey         M.M.           30   F         Housekeeper                        Ala
 33  661  661 Ramsey         J.A.           8    M                                            La                      X
 34  661  661 Ramsey         M.L.           2    F                                            La



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1870 UNION PARISH, LA
RILEY M. SELLERS 20 AL, PAGE 101 DOWNSVILLE, FARMER, NO LAND (ck Hunt and Hopkins Co, Tx)
TENESUS? ANSE? 17F LA (Tomena Ann Sellars Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1853 Louisiana White Female )
 QUICK? HERSE? 17M B, LA, LABOR
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JOSEPH CARTER 47 AL
MARY 23 LA
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Anna Selers Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1854 Alabama White Female
Ella Selers Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1858 Alabama White Female
Martha Selers Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1852 North Carolina White Female
Nancy Selers Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1819 North Carolina White Female
Sally Selers Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1856 Alabama White Female
Thos P Selers Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1817 Louisiana White Male


Riley N Sellars Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1850 Alabama White Male
Tomena Ann Sellars Ward 5, Union, LA abt 1853 Louisiana White Female

=

Submitted for the Union Parish Louisiana USGenWeb Archives by Shawn Martin, 6/2007

1871 Succession of Thomas Sellers, Decd., Union Parish Louisiana Union Parish Louisiana Succession Book G, pp. 349 - 354

To the Honorable the Judge of the Parish Court in and for the Parish of Union, State of Louisiana. The petition of Nancy Sellers, a resident of your Parish with due respect represents unto your Honorable Court that she is the surviving spouse of Thos. Sellers, Decd., late of your Parish.

That she is also the mother and Natural Tutrix to the minor children (the issue of Thos. Sellers, Decd. and your petitioner): Martha, Anna E., Sarah, and Ellar Sellers. Your petitioner further represents that the said Thos. Sellers, Decd. left an Estate of community property consisting of real and personal property, rights, credits and debts and that no inventory has been made of said Estate. Your petitioner therefore prays that an order do issue from your Honorable Court directing W. C. Smith, Parish Recorder and Ex Officio Notary Public to take an inventory of the said property and after said inventory has been made that your petitioner be qualified Natural Tutrix to the minor Martha, Ann, Sarah and Ella.

Also that Elisha T. Sellers be appointed Under Tutor to said minors and for all other orders and decrees necessary in the premises and for general relief. Geo. H. Ellis, Atty. State of Louisiana Parish Court Parish of Union Premises considered, it is ordered and decreed that W. C. Smith, Parish Recorder and Ex Officio Notary Public be authorized to make an inventory of said Estate and return thereof make to this office without delay and return after said return has been made that Nancy Sellers be qualified Natural Tutrix of her minor children and E. T. Sellers be approved Under Tutor. Thus done and signed in chambers this the 9th day of November AD 1871. T. B. Tompkins Parish Judge State of Louisiana Parish of Union I, C. W. Hodge and I, G. W. Reynolds do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially appraise the property that may be presented to me belonging to the Estate of Thomas Sellers, Deceased at its cash value to the best of my judgment. So help me God. C. W. Hodge G. W. Reynolds Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 10th day of November AD 1871. W. C. Smith, Recorder State of Louisiana Parish of Union Be it remembered that on this the tenth day of November AD Eighteen hundred and seventy one (1871) pursuant to an order of his Honor T. B. Tompkins, parish Judge in and for the Parish of Union, State of Louisiana and to me William C. Smith, Recorder and Ex Officio Notary Public in and for said Parish and State directing, authorizing and commanding me to make an inventory and appraisement of the property, rights and credits belonging to the Estate of Thomas Sellers, Deceased, late of the Parish of Union, State aforesaid and whereas I repaired to the late residence of said deceased and being assisted by George W. Reynolds and Charles W. Hodge, males of lawful age and domicile who being duly sworn by me as appraisers and in presence of lawful and competent witnesses proceeded to make said inventory and appraisement as follows to wit: Tract of land situated in the Parish of Union known as the late residence of said deceased numbered as follows: Tract know as the [unreadable] tract numbered as the East ½ of South West ¼ and North West ¼ of South West ¼ of Section No. 23 Township No. Nineteen Range No. one East containing one hundred and twenty acres more or less and the West ½ and NE ¼ of NW ¼ Section 26 and NW ¼ of SE ¼ Section 26 T 19 R1 East containing one hundred and sixty acres more or less. The North East ¼ and West half of South East ¼ of Section 27 Township 19 Range 1 East containing 240 acres more or less [blank] The C. H. Hodge tract numbered as the South East ¼ of South West ¼ section 27 and the West half of the North East ¼ section 34 all in Township No. 19 Range one East containing 120 acres more or less containing in the aggregate six hundred and forty acres more or less together with all the improvements situated thereon appraised to be worth in cash three dollars per acre amounting in the aggregate nineteen hundred and twenty dollars 1920.00 12 Head meat hogs apprd. @ $3.25 39.00 37 Shoats apprd. @ $1.25 55.50 7 Sows and 25 pigs apprd. @ 20.00 1 Mare mule “Mary” 21 years old apprd. @ 30.00 1 Mare mule “Kit” apprd. @ 100.00 1 Pair horse mules “Rock and Ned” apprd. @ 250.00 1 2-year old colt gray apprd. @ 40.00 1 Gray mare “Puss” apprd. @ ____40.00 Amount brought forward $2504.50 1 Yoke of young work oxens apprd. @ 45.00 3 Cows and calves apprd. @ 48.00 1 Dry cow apprd. @ 12.50 5 Head yearlings apprd. @ $6 30.00 1 Bull apprd. @ 20.00 17 Sheep @ $1.50 25.50 350 Bushel corn more or less apprd. @ 350.00 3000 Pounds fodder apprd. @ 30.00 Woodwork of two horse wagons (new) apprd. @ 35.00 1 Iron axle, 2 horse wagons apprd. @ 50.00 1 Large wagon (old) apprd. @ 50.00 1 Wheel barrow apprd. @ 5.00 1 Lot farming utensils apprd. @ 20.00 Mechanic Tools apprd. @ 5.00 2 Old saddles (man’s) apprd. @ 40.00 1 Side saddle apprd. @ 7.20 1 Pair saddle bags apprd. @ 2.00 Three promissory notes signed by E. D. Wallace dated Nov. 2, 1871 One due Jany. 1, 1872 for 160.00 One due Jany. 1, 1873 for 160.00 One due Jany. 1, 1874 for __172.80 Each note drawing 0% int. from maturity amounting 492.80 Appraised value 394.24 Wm. Sellers due bill dated May 2, 1870 for 496.86 [NOTE: Next 7 lines are unreadable due to fading ink.] The undivided half interest in the following described John Wilhite note for $16.37 less credit of [?] [blank] J. F. Wells note for 9.77 W. C. Wells note for __10.90 Half interest 26.74 Appraised value 5.00 Lot of blacksmith accts. The undivided one half interest belonging to the Estate valued by the appraisers to be worth thirty cents on the dollar which account is to be added as supplement at some future time. Household and kitchen furniture apprd. @ 160.00 One lot blacksmith tools apprd. @ 20.00 3000 pounds seed cotton more or less apprd. @ 16 ½ cents per pound 345.00 [NOTE: remainder of this document is unreadable] State of Louisiana Parish Court Parish of Union I, Nancy Sellers do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as Natural Tutrix of my following named minor children to wit: Martha Anna, E. Sarah and Ella Sellers, heirs of the Estate of Thos. Sellers, Deceased according to the best of my ability and understanding. So help me God. Nancy (her X mark) Sellers Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of November AD 1871. W. C. Smith Justice of the Peace Tutorship of the minor heirs of Thos. Sellers, Decd. State of Louisiana Parish Court Parish of Union Whereas Nancy Sellers has been duly and legally appointed Natural Tutrix of her following minor children to wit: Martha Anna, E. Sarah and Ella Sellers heirs of the Estate of Thos. Sellers, Deceased and she has taken the oath prescribed by law. Now therefore, the said Nancy Sellers is hereby duly and legally authorized and empowered to do and perform all the acts appertaining to the said appointment according to law. Given under my hand and Seal of office this 16th day of November AD 1871. J. W. Reid Clerk, District Court [NOTE: The remainder of this document is too faded to read] ###############################################################
 


Here is a list of the new information posted on the Union Parish Archives since the last update: Thomas Sellers, died 1871, husband of Nancy Sellers

 

from 1873 Newspaper article about the marriage of Elisha T. Sellers & Sarah A.
Hodge, submitted by John A. Sellers: (need email) sellersj1@verizon.net (2002)

 

Married At Smyrna Church, near Downsville La. on the 29th of December, 1872, by R. T. Parish. Capt E. T. Sellers and Miss Sarah A., the daughter of Capt. Thos [sic - this is a mistake, it should be Charles] W. and Mrs. M. A. Hodge, all of Union Parish. Capt. Sellers and his fair bride have our most hearty congratulations. May wedded bliss be no dream with them, but an everyday reality. ================================================================================= NOTE: Elisha T. Sellers was the son of Thomas Sellers, whereas his wife, Sarah, was the daughter of Charles W. Hodge. It appears that the editor of this Monroe paper confused the father of the groom with the father of the bride. Hodge had initially served in Company I, 12th Regiment Louisiana Infantry during the War Between the States. Hodge was elected captain of the company at Camp Moore and served until January 1862, when he resigned and returned home. Elisha Sellers had initially been elected as 2nd lieutenant of the company. Upon Hodge's resignation, Sellers was promoted to captain. When the regiment underwent re-organization on 10 May 1862, Sellers was not re-elected as captain, and at that time he returned to his position as 2nd lieutenant. Captain Hodge returned to Union Parish after his resignation in early 1862, but he apparently went to work immediately recruiting to form another company from the area. His second unit became Company G, 31st Regiment Louisiana Infantry. He served with the unit through the Vicksburg Campaign of Nov 1862 - July 1863, and returned to service in north/central Louisiana afterwards. Hodge resigned his commission on 10 October 1864. Hodge was a Methodist minister and served various churches in southern Union Parish and that region. Sellers later served in various political capacities, including several terms in the Louisiana Senate.

 

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1880 5th Ward, Union, Louisiana

E. Thomas Seltens 41 AL, NC, NC,
Sallie C. Seltens 31 LA, GA,GA, WIFE
Richard Seltens 6
Della Seltens 3
Lottie Seltens 11m

Nancy Seltens 63 nc, nc, nc, mother, wd
Sallie Seltens 24 AL, NC, NC, SISTER, SINGLE
Ella Seltens 22 AL, NC,NC, SISTER, SINGLE
A.A. King 34 m, TN, DAD NC, MOM TN, WD, LABORER
William Crane 24 IL, MO, IL, LABORER, SINGLE
A.F. Bray 24 IL, ENG, ENG, LABORER, SINGLE

 

1900

William Sellers Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Oct 1845 Georgia White Head
Etta Sellers William Junction City, Union, Louisiana Jun 1865 Louisiana White Wife
Brodie Sellers William, Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Sep 1878 Louisiana White Son
Debet Sellers William, Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Mar 1883 Louisiana White Daughter
Lucile Sellers William, Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Jun 1894 Louisiana White Daughter
Gordon Sellers William, Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Feb 1896 Louisiana White Son
Fred Sellers William, Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Sep 1899 Louisiana White Son

Nancy Sillers [Nancy Sellers] Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Dec 1815 South Carolina White Mother
Elisha T Sillers [Elisha T Sellers] Nancy, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Dec 1838 Georgia White Head
ck Hopkins Co., TX,msh
Sarah A Sillers [Sarah A Sellers] Elisha T Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Apr 1849 Arkansas White Wife
Pete Sillers [Pete Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana May 1881 Louisiana White Son
Della Sillers [Della Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Dec 1886 Louisiana White Daughter William Sillers [William Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Feb 1886 Louisiana White Son Lottie Sillers [Lottie Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Jul 1888 Louisiana White Daughter Hodge Sillers [Hodge Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Feb 1888 Louisiana White Son Grady Sillers [Grady Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Jun 1890 Louisiana White Son Grover Sillers [Grover Sellers] Elisha T, Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Nov 1893 Louisiana White Son

1910
William Sellars 64Al,
Sarah E Sellars 52La
Lucille Sellars 17 John G Sellars 14 Fred Sellars 10 Eula Robeson 35 La,M, dau, Sellers Robeson 14 Harry Robeson 7

WW 1

1920

1930

WW 11
Name: Che Er P Sellers Birth: 1923 Military: 30 Mar 1943 - Lafayette, Louisiana Residence: Union, Louisiana

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  From:
       Barbara Windrup <bwindrup@intertex.net>
      LAUNION-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  Roll Call - Sellers, Mason, Peterson

 

 Still researching the Sellers, Mason and Peterson surnames.
Regarding the counties Union Parish in La. and Union County in Ark., I
have found that many people who lived in Union Parish went to Union
County to be married. Could there have been some law in La. that sent
them across to Ark.
Sally Windrup
East Bernard, Tx.
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  From:
       Sue Linder-Linsley <slinder@post.cis.smu.edu>

        LAUNION-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  Re: Roll Call - Sellers, Mason, Peterson
 

The story I heard was that the age to get married was lower in Arkansas. It
was illegal in Louisiana for a male of age
to transport a minor female across the state line for the purpose of getting
married. It was common practice for the guy
to drive the girl to Junction City LA let her get out and walk across the
state line to Junction City AR.

Sue Linder-Linsley
Dallas, TX


  From:
       "Susan Morgan" <nansli@bellsouth.net>
     CHOCTAW-SOUTHEAST-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [CHOCTAW-SE] Fw: Walnut Grove/cb
 

This information is for Nancy who was looking for Walnut Lane, Louisiana.
----- Original Message -----
From: Charlene Bonnette
To: nansli@bellsouth.net
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: Walnut Grove/cb
 

Walnut Lane no longer exists. I have some maps that show the location of
Walnut Lane. I will photocopy these for you and mail them to you, if you
will send me your name and mailing address. It appears that Walnut Lane is
near the border separating Union parish and Ouachita.

Source: John J. Germann. Louisiana Post Offices.
Walnut Lane was located in Union parish. There was a Post Office there from
23 Jul 1880 to 31 Mar 1914. The town was called Walnutlane from 1895-1909.
It was also known as Sellers.

Information from an 1895 Louisiana Atlas: http://www.livgenmi.com/atlaw.htm

For a parish map of Union parish from the 1895 Louisiana Atlas showing
Walnut Lane,
access http://www.livgenmi.com/1895la.htm then choose 1895 Parish Maps
http://www.livgenmi.com/laparish.htm, then choose Union parish:
http://www.livgenmi.com/unionLA.htm.

I hope this will help. Let me know if you would like a copy of the two maps
I located.

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dec 2005
John Sellers [sellersj@neto.com]

Source: LAUNION-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Walnut Lane


Dear List, Just wanted to see if anyone out there has any memories or know much about the Walnut Lane area. My lines are Sellers, Hodge, and they married into the Ellis, Moseley. My great grandmother Sarah Hodge Sellers had a general store at Walnut Lane in the late 1800's. They are all buried at Smryna. My great grandfather ( Elisha T. Sellers) was a state rep and senator from the area. He died in 1905. His father-in-law, Charles W Hodge was a Methodist Minister and the captain of a co of the 31sth Inf. in Civil War. E. T. Sellers was a 1st Lt of Co I , 12th La INf. I could tell more but I just wanted to see if anyone on the list is connected to the Walnut Lane area?

John Sellers, a Texan by birth, but a Louisianan by heritage. I also have a La. wife, from Lake Charles.


from 1873 Newspaper article about the marriage of Elisha T. Sellers & Sarah A.
Hodge, submitted by John A. Sellers:  (need email)

 

Married At Smyrna Church, near Downsville La. on the 29th of December, 1872, by R. T. Parish. Capt E. T. Sellers and Miss Sarah A., the daughter of Capt. Thos [sic - this is a mistake, it should be Charles] W. and Mrs. M. A. Hodge, all of Union Parish. Capt. Sellers and his fair bride have our most hearty congratulations. May wedded bliss be no dream with them, but an everyday reality. ================================================================================= NOTE: Elisha T. Sellers was the son of Thomas Sellers, whereas his wife, Sarah, was the daughter of Charles W. Hodge. It appears that the editor of this Monroe paper confused the father of the groom with the father of the bride. Hodge had initially served in Company I, 12th Regiment Louisiana Infantry during the War Between the States. Hodge was elected captain of the company at Camp Moore and served until January 1862, when he resigned and returned home. Elisha Sellers had initially been elected as 2nd lieutenant of the company. Upon Hodge's resignation, Sellers was promoted to captain. When the regiment underwent re-organization on 10 May 1862, Sellers was not re-elected as captain, and at that time he returned to his position as 2nd lieutenant. Captain Hodge returned to Union Parish after his resignation in early 1862, but he apparently went to work immediately recruiting to form another company from the area. His second unit became Company G, 31st Regiment Louisiana Infantry. He served with the unit through the Vicksburg Campaign of Nov 1862 - July 1863, and returned to service in north/central Louisiana afterwards. Hodge resigned his commission on 10 October 1864. Hodge was a Methodist minister and served various churches in southern Union Parish and that region. Sellers later served in various political capacities, including several terms in the Louisiana Senate.

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http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/union/newspapers/articles.htm

transcribed and submitted by Shawn Martin

[Union Par LA] Fwd: new items on the Union Parish Archives

1879 Captain E. T. Sellers visits Monroe

1946 Union Parish native Sellers runs for Governor of Texas=
From Dallas, Texas "Morning News", issue of 9 June 1946

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1946 Native of Union Parish Louisiana Runs for Governor of Texas From Dallas, Texas "Morning News", issue of 9 June 1946 ================================================================================== ================================================================================== ["This is the second of several personality sketches on candidates for Governor that will appear in The News before the July primary."] Sellers: Teacher, Jurist, Cattleman If all the Jersey cows in Texas were given a vote, Gen. Grover Sellers probably would be elected Governor by a landslide. Sellers is a tried and true friend of the Jersey. On the wall of his farm home near Sulphur Springs is a photograph of Susan’s Golden Volunteer, an efficient bull. The bull’s picture is given equal display with photos of the candidate’s numerous close friends and governmental officials. Under Volunteer’s picture is this caption: “Removed Mortgage from the Farm.” Sellers, while making friends with the Jersey, hasn’t done badly with human relations in politics. He has made six political races and has won them all. He is a self-taught lawyer, having studied at night while serving as a Justice of the Peace. HAS RURAL BACKGROUND. The Attorney General is a friendly sort, seldom makes a personal enemy. His is a rural background, and big-city politics and law practice haven’t changed him. Sellers was born fifty-three years ago at Walnut Lane, UNION PARISH, LOUISIANA. he was the son of a Confederate Army captain who served in the Louisiana Legislature for twelve years and who was a member of the state’s constitutional convention. After his father’s death, Grover Sellers came to Texas in 1910 to live with a brother, and attended school just long enough to qualify as a first grade teacher. He was given charge of a one-teacher school near Ridgeway, Hopkins County, and later progressed to a two-teacher school at Rock Creek. Sellers taught lastly at Flora just before embarking on a political career—as candidate for Justice of the Peace. It was about this time when he won the hand of Miss Hazel Rutherford of Fort Worth, who had lived in Mineola as a child. She was visiting relatives there at Sulphur Springs when she met young Sellers. Sellers studied law at night and obtained his license while serving his second term as Justice of the Peace. He progressed to County Attorney, then to District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District (Hunt, Rains, Hopkins and Delta Counties) and at 38 became the youngest man on the Sixth Court of Civil Appeals bench at Texarkana. He resigned during his second term to become a partner in the law firm of Turner, Rodgers, Winn & Sellers in Dallas. NAMED ATTORNEY GENERAL. He went to Austin Jan. 1, 1940, as an assistant under the then Attorney General, Gerald C. Mann. Gov. Coke Stevenson appointed him Attorney General when Mann resigned, and Sellers was elected to a full term in 1944. The candidate has a clean record of Democratic party fealty, although he has never argued matters in harsh, personal terms. He supported the Roosevelt fourth term campaign while many Texas public officials remained silent. Too, he can point back to 1932 when he was a delegate to the Democratic national convention that nominated Roosevelt for the first time. Though he has many records of pride, such as the trial of eighteen jury cases in one day at Greenville when a 31 year-old District Judge, Sellers would rather talk to his Jersey herd. He has done a lot for the Hopkins County Jersey. Back in 1928 Sellers asked the Carnation Milk Company to put in a plant at Sulphur Springs and he helped to get land donated for the project. Carnation declined, argued that the county roads were too bad. GETS ROADS, THEN PLANT. Sellers launched a campaign for better roads and eight years later Sulphur Springs got the plant. The Sellers Jerseys had the honor of contributing the first milk. The Jerseys he started on forty-seven acres of poor land fourteen years ago are now a large, carefree herd, grazing on 350 acres of pasture improved by scientific methods. He was an organizer of the Rotary Club at Sulphur Springs and was its first president. Also, he is a Methodist, a Mason and an Elk. His dad, Capt. E. T. Sellers, was deputy grand master of the Louisiana Grand Lodge of Masons. The Attorney General took his first airplane ride last April 22 to see and hear Linda Lee Booker, his newborn granddaughter, who arrived on San Jacinto Day. The Sellers have two daughters, Miss Clara Lee Sellers and Mrs. H. L. Booker, Jr., both of Dallas. He is especially sentimental about Dr. Sam King of Sulphur Springs, his old schoolteacher, now 86. When Sellers became Attorney General, he invited Dr. King to witness the swearing- in ceremony. Dr. King couldn’t make it to Austin, so Sellers returned to Sulphur Springs to take the oath. Dr. King was present Saturday night when Sellers made his opening campaign speech at Sulphur Springs. Sellers was the first Hopkins County man to sit on the Sixth Court of Civil Appeals. Now he hopes to give Hopkins its first Governor. ALLEN DUCKWORTH.
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William Sellers Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Oct 1845 Georgia White Head
Etta Sellers William Junction City, Union, Louisiana Jun 1865 Louisiana White Wife
Brodie Sellers William,Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Sep 1878 Louisiana White Son
Debet Sellers William,Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Mar 1883 Louisiana White Daughter
Lucile Sellers William,Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Jun 1894 Louisiana White Daughter
Gordon Sellers William,Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Feb 1896 Louisiana White Son
Fred Sellers William,Etta Junction City, Union, Louisiana Sep 1899 Louisiana White Son

Elisha T Sillers Nancy,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Dec 1838 Georgia White Head
Sarah A Sillers Elisha T Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Apr 1849 Arkansas White Wife
Della Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Dec 1886 Louisiana White Daughter
Lottie Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Jul 1888 Louisiana White Daughter
Pete Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana May 1881 Louisiana White Son
William Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Feb 1886 Louisiana White Son
Hodge Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Feb 1888 Louisiana White Son
Grady Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Jun 1890 Louisiana White Son
Grover Sillers Elisha T,Sarah A Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Nov 1893 Louisiana White Son
Nancy Sillers Police Jury Ward 5, Union, Louisiana Dec 1815 South Carolina White Mother
Duke Hodge 18 LA, NEPHEW, DAD LA, MOM AL, SINGLE