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       Leigh Roach <lroach3814@charter.net>
and
lroach3814@mac.com APRIL 2006

  DNA MEMBER =

LEIGH, thanks for getting in here and helping!

WE need ALL  documents=census/marriages/deaths/land/family history/ on SELLERS =
Anytime - Anyplace - Any spelling -Any color,etc

THANK YOU, marie, iowa



       Frederick Sellers 1822 PA
   Date:
       Wed, 09 Jan 2002 13:00:38 -0600
  From:
       Leigh Roach <lroach3814@charter.net>

Hi Marie,
Here are Bible records of my great-great grandfather
Frederick Sellers,
oldest Sellers family member known to me, and his family.
Fred. Sellers born Jan 6, 1822
Margaret Sellers b. Jan. 1, 1822 died October 17th, 1877

Amanda Sellers b. April 26, 1842 d. March 17th 1890
William Sellers b. Decem. 24, 1844 d. August 18th 1846
George Sellers b. June 15, 1846 d. June 1st 1892
Francis Sellers b. Aug. 28, 1848
Alfred Sellers b. Aug. 28, 1851
Coleman Sellers b. March 3, 1854 d. March 3rd 1854
Ellwood Sellers b. April 30, 1855
Leonard Sellers b. March 1, 1858
Mary Ellen Sellers b. Aug. 22, 1859
Taylor Sellers b. Jan 22, 1861
Fred. Sellers Jr. b. April 24, 1864 d. March the 6th 1897

The 1850 U.S. Census shows him living in Uwchlan Township,
Chester County,Pennsylvania, age 28, a forgeman by occupation, born in
Pennsylvania, with:
Margaret, age 28; Amanda, age 8; George R., age 4; Francis
L. (can't read initial) age 2.

Fred Sellers, James Sellers, David Sellers, and George
Sellers are mentioned
in the book The History of Dowlin Forge by Susannah Wilson
Brody, published by the Uwchlan Township Historical Commission, 1995.
According to this book,
Frederick Sellers appears in forge records between the years
1842 and 1866.
A few records of Frederick's pay for making blooms,
anchonies and bar iron and for purchasing corn, wheat and oats from the company
store are in this book.

Best,
Leigh Sellers Roach 



Subject:
       Frederick Sellers 1822 PA and Elwood Sellers
   Date:
       Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:24:00 -0600
  From:
       Leigh Roach <lroach3814@charter.net>

I checked the Chester County, PA 1880 census page
http://showcase.netins.net/web/sellers2/pachester1880.htm,
and there was Frederick and most of his living children! I'm thrilled,
because last time I checked my main public library and the LDS center here,
there was very spotty coverage of Pennsylvania censuses.

Frederick shows up in the household of his son Elwood along
with Fred's son Leonard. Fred's daughter Amanda Sellers Good is in the Good
household with her brother Fred Jr. and sister Mary Ellen. Fred's son
Taylor is a farmhand in the Pollock household. That just leaves Fred's sons
Francis and Alfred (my great grandfather) unaccounted for in 1880, probably in
Phila.

I have a copy of Elwood Sellers's marriage certificate from
his second marriage in 1909 in Reading, Berks Co., PA:

(Handwritten at top Don¹t Publish)
Application for Marriage License
Vol 34 (Page 238)
Name of man    Elwood Sellers, Sr.  Name of woman Catharine
N. Hettinger
Relationship of the parties either by blood or by marriage none
Age of the man and where born, 54 years, Wallace Township
Chester Co. Pa
Age of the woman and where born 54 years, Centre Township
Berks Co. Pa
Residence of the man 120 SW (or Sth) 4th St. Reading Pa
Residence of the woman 120 SW (or Sth) 4th St. Reading Pa
Parents¹ names‹man, Frederick and Margaret  Consent of
parents or guardian (blank)
Parents¹ names‹woman, Henry and Lydia     Consent of parents
or guardian (blank)
Guardians¹ name‹man (blank) Guardian¹s name‹woman (blank)
Date of death of man¹s former wife, July 3, 1897
Date of death of woman¹s former husband, (blank)
Date of divorce of woman at any time, Jan. 11 1904 ground of
cruel treatment on part of husband
Color of parties, white  Occupation of man, Watchman
Occupation of woman,(blank)
Berks County, ss:
Personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Orphans¹ Court
of said County at Reading, Pa., Elwood Sellers Sr. and Catharine N. Hettinger,
who being duly qualified according to law, did depose and say that the
statements above set forth are correct and true, to the best of their knowledge
and belief.
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 11th day of Nov. A.D.1909
Phil (?) Smith
Assistant Clerk Orphans¹ Court

Elwood Sellers Sr.
Catherine N. Hettinger

Whereupon a Marriage License was issued in due form of law,
this 11th day of Nov. 1909
Geo. R. Gregory
Clerk Orphans¹ Court

12-1-1909. Duplicate certificate signed by F. K. Huntzinger
certifying to the solemnization of said marriage at Reading Pa on Nov. 20
1909, received and filed

Leigh Sellers Roach
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Subject:
       Frederick Sellers b. 1888 marriage cert.
   Date:
       Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:15:19 -0600
  From:
       Leigh Roach <lroach3814@charter.net>

Hi Marie,
Thanks so much for providing me with census info. Some is
definitely my group. Here's one more piece of info. It's the marriage
certificate of the grandson of Frederick Sellers b. 1822, PA. This Frederick
(1888) lived in Philadelphia but for some reason was married in Reading.
Leigh Sellers Roach

Reading, Berks Co., Penna.
Application for Marriage License
Vol 45
No.578

Statement of male
Full name and surname     Frederick Francis Sellers
Relationship of the parties, either by blood or marriage
none
Color    white
Occupation    machinist
Birthplace    Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence 1110 S. 52 St. Phila, Pa
Age 28 yrs.
Previous marriage or marriages?    none
Date of death or divorce of former wife or wives    (blank)
Cause of divorce, and on whose part    (blank)
Is applicant afflicted with any transmissible disease?
none
Name and surname of father    Alfred Sellers
Of mother    Mary
Maiden name of mother    Ross
Residence of father    Died
Of mother    1110 S. 52nd St.,Phila Pa
Color of father        white    of mother    white
Birthplace of father    Lancaster Pa
Of mother    Ireland
Is applicant an imbecile, epileptic, of unsound mind or
under guardianship
as a person of unsound mind, or under the influence of any
intoxicating
liquor or narcotic drug    no
Has applicant, within five years, been an inmate of any
county asylum or
home for indigent persons    no
Is applicant physically able to support a family?    yes
Signature of applicant    Frederick Francis Sellers

Statement of female
Full name and surname    Ellen F. Reifsnyder Russell
Relationship of the parties, either by blood or marriage
none
Color    white
Occupation    Telephone operator
Birthplace    Montgomery Pa
Residence    921 So. 51 St Phila Pa
Age 24 yrs.
Previous marriage or marriages    none
Date of death or divorce of former wife or wives    (blank)
Cause of divorce, and on whose part    (blank)
Is applicant afflicted with any transmissible disease?
none
Name and surname of father    Wm Russell
Of mother    Delilah ³
Maiden name of mother    Wells
Residence of father    921 So. 51 St Phila Pa
Of mother    ³
Color of father        White        of mother    White
Occupation of father    Painter        of mother
housework
Birthplace of father    Berks Co Pa
Of mother        ³        ³    ³
Is applicant an imbecile, epileptic, of unsound mind or
under guardianship as a person of unsound mind, or under the influence of any
intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug    no

Signature of applicant        Ellen F. Reifsnyder Russell

Whereupon a Marriage License was issued in due form of law,
this 29 day of  Nov 1916
James W Wirg (?) Clerk Orphans Court
12/1 1916 Duplicate certificate signed by F. H. Huntzinger
(?) certifying to the solemnization of said marriage at Reading Pa on Nov. 29
1916, received and filed.



LEIGH, thanks.
Sharing these documents is so important!
I hope you may be able to connect some families with the links between PHIL CO, PA and BERKS CO, PA.
AND fathers birthplace = LANCASTER CO, PA?
This may be where we were going to post some info this last week?

Study ALL spellings of names, esp in these areas.
marie, iowa

===

APRIL 2006

My father George Sellers is interested in participating in the
Sellers DNA project. I just ordered a kit to be sent to him. He is
the great grandson of Frederick Sellers, b. 1822 in Pennsylvania
(probably Chester area?), as noted in the family Bible.

I hope that I'm doing this the right way. Please let me know what
else to do and how to share info.

I'm getting Sellers Digests at lroach3814@charter.net, but I more
regularly use lroach3814@mac.com.

Thanks,

Leigh Sellers Roach