LEVI SOLLARS 1810-       GREENE CO , PA


JOE'S PAGE

       Thu, 6 Dec 2001 19:53:54 -0700
  From:
       "Joe Basinger" <joeb@supernet.com>

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Source:   PAGREENE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [PAGREENE] Sollars Pensions
 

Hello Interested,

Well after abt.  5 months I have recieved Pensions for Levi
Britton Sollars Sr. and sons.

Levi Britton Sollars Sr. married Elizabeth Burns daughter of
James Burns and
Elizabeth Johnson and grandaughter of Alexander Burns and
Jane Carroll. (my
5th gr,grandparents)

Levi Sollars Sr. was b.April 17, 1810 and died April 25,
1892 at Wind Ridge

He was with 18TH PA. CAV.Company  C. He was almost 60 when
he was discharged
in Alexandria Va.

His pension is bundled with his son ,Levi Britton Sollars
,Jr..who died in
service with 49th Pa. Volunteer Infantry Co. K. He
born.April 06, 1850 and
died June 02, 1865 Baltimore Maryland.

There is also a pension for son, Daniel Westley Sollars ,1st
West Virginia
Regiment Cavalry . He born  January 12, 1844 and died
January 07, 1921,West
Finley, Pa.
 

 The pensions amount to about 200 pages.

Browsing through them I was a little discouraged that Levi
Sr. didn't have a
place of birth or parents. I am very happy to find births
and deaths of
children.Looking like they were taken from a bible.

Overview :

Levi Britton Sollars Sr. had a very hard time getting his
pension .He had
several witnesses who came to his defense.It all seemed to
have started with
injuries he recieved while on duty.
Levi says,

 " We were traveling the evening after Gettysburg when the
wagon driven by
George Parkhurst went of the road ,knocking me from my
horse. I fell down a
30 to 40 foot embankment and the wagon landed on me. The
teamster's lifted
the wagon off of me.I recieved broken ribs an injury to my
shoulder and
right leg. "

His pension says " he was a cook for 40 teamsters. "
The Wagon dumped out all the wheat and oats.

Levi was in several hospitals and was Honorably Discharded
in Virginia
9/2/1864
His pension says he married Elizabeth Burns April 30, 1839
in Richhill
Twp.,Green County.
Before the War he was a Blacksmith. He owned 113 acres after
the war in the
Windridge area.

The best part of what I found in his pension is Births and
Deaths.
They are as follow;

Pension;

Levi Sollars born 4/17/1810
Elizabeth Burns his wife born 2/28/1825

Children Born  ;

July 29 AD 1839
Two twin Boys born before there time born at 12 oclock

Mary Elizabeth Sollars Born 2/19/1841 10 oclock

Daniel Wesley Sollars Born 1/12/1844  between 11 and 1
oclock night

Martha Jane Sollars Born 8/26/1846 between ? and 4 oclock

James Britton Sollars  27th of Sept. 1840  5 oclock

Levi Britton Sollars was born April the 6th AD 1850 AT 12
oclock

Margaret Ann Sollars was born August the 14 AD 1853

Emma Sollars was born September the 8th AD 1855 at 1 oclock

September 23 AD 1862 a dead Boy born

Mary Elizabeth  was born August 18th 1865

Levi Grant  was born June 27th 1869

Deaths;

Twins died on the 29th of July AD 1839

Mary Elizabeth Sollars died on the 8th day of October AD
1846

James Britton Sollars died 8th of December 1848

Margaret Ann Sollars died the 18th day of June AD 1854  = 10
months 4 days
old

September 23,1862 , a dead born Boy

Levi Britton Sollars Jr. Died June the second 1865 in the
service of his
country against the great Rebelion.

Elizabeth Sollars Died the 25th of August 1889  (Elizabeth
Burns Sollars)

 >

Levi Sollars Sr. is listed as Levi B. Sollars Sr. a few
times and his son is
listed as Levi Britton Sollars Junior or Jr..

Reading his sons part of the pension it is listed as a
"Mothers Pension".
Elizabeth had been to all the hearings regarding her son
Levi Jr., and
recieved 25.00 a month.
It says " Levi Britton Sollars Jr. died of Meningitis in a
Baltimore
Maryland Hospital " ,at age 16.

As for Levi Sr.'s son Daniel Wesley Sollars

So I don't have to transcribe it again go here to read his
pension
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvwags/1wvc/1wvc-sollars.htm
( Linda's Page )
 

I will post anything of importance when I look closer at
this file.
 

Best Regards,Joe Basinger,Lancaster Pa.
 
 
 


     From:
          "Robert C. Sollars" <sollars@concentric.net>
     Marie,
    I hope this finds you will and happy and enjoying the first that summer
is throwing at
us!   I was recently informed of a Levi Sollars (1810-1892) and family which
I am
presently working on (see attached).  Do you have anything "even remotely)
on any of
them?   Maybe Jim Sellars has something.
Bob Sollars


Family Group Record - 9252
> 22 Jun 2001
>
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> Husband: Levi SOLLARS-25059
>
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> Born:                    17 Apr 1810 Place:
> Adoption:                            Place:
> Died:                    25 Apr 1892 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
> Buried:                              Place: Sollars Cemetery, Graysville,
Greene Co., PA
>
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> Married:                             Place:
>
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> Husband's mother:
> Husband's father:
>
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> Wife:    Elizabeth BURNS-25060
>
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> Born:                    28 Jul 1825 Place: PA
> Adoption:                            Place:
> Died:                    25 Aug 1889 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
> Buried:                              Place: Sollars Cemetery, Graysville,
Greene Co., PA
>
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> Wife's father:    James BURNS-25486
MRIN: 9407
> Wife's mother:    Elizabeth JOHNSON-25487
>
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> Children
>
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> 1. Mary SOLLARS-25514
>
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>  F Born:                    17 Feb 1841 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                       Oct 1846 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
>    Buried:                              Place: Sollars Cemetery,
Graysville, Greene Co., PA
>    Spouse:
>    Married:                             Place:
>
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> 2. Daniel Westley SOLLARS-25488
>
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>  M Born:                    12 Jan 1844 Place: Harveys, Greene Co., PA
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                     7 Jan 1921 Place: West Finley, Washington
Co., PA
>    Buried:                              Place:
>
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>    Spouse:           Hannah BOGARD-25509
MRIN: 9416
>    Married:                             Place:
>
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> 3. Martha Jane SOLLARS-25489
>
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>  F Born:                           1846 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                                Place:
>    Buried:                              Place:
>    Spouse:
>    Married:                             Place:
>
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> 4. James SOLLARS-25513
>
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>  M Born:                    29 Nov 1848 Place:
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                       Dec 1849 Place:
>    Buried:                              Place: Sollars Cemetery, Greene
Co., PA
>    Spouse:
>    Married:                             Place:
>
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> 5. Levi Britain SOLLARS-25490
>
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>  M Born:                     6 Apr 1850 Place:
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                     2 Jun 1865 Place:
>    Buried:                              Place: Sollars Cemetery, Green
Co., PA
>    Spouse:
>    Married:                             Place:
>
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> 6. Emma S. SOLLARS-25491
>
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>  F Born:                     8 Sep 1855 Place: Greene Co., PA
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                     8 Aug 1943 Place: Greene Co., PA
>    Buried:                              Place:
>
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>    Spouse:           Dennis IAMS-25494
MRIN: 9410
>    Married:                    Abt 1880 Place:
>
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> 7. Margaret SOLLARS-25515
>
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>  F Born:                    14 Aug 1853 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
>    Adoption:                            Place:
>    Died:                    18 Jun 1854 Place: Graysville, Greene Co., PA
>    Buried:                              Place: Sollars Cemetery, Greene
Co., PA
>    Spouse:
>    Married:                             Place:
>
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> Prepared by:
> Robert C.  Sollars
> 4715 Center Way
> Eugene, OR 97405
> USA
> sollars@concentric.net / http://www.sollars.org
> 1-541-343-2071
>



ROBERT,
Could This family  be same as 1850 GREENE CO, PA,=
LEVI ZOLLARS 48 PA, LAND, PAGE  ,  RICHHILL TWN
ELIZABETH 25 PA
DANIEL W? 6 PA
MARTHA JANE 4 PA
LEVI B. 6 months PA
ELIZABETH STALEY 16 PA
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THIS is a very interesting /UNcontinued name
AND we had an UNMARRIED son = LEVI SELLERS  here earlier in a will?
ANYONE follow him thro?
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NOW, where is GRAYSVILLE and HARVEYS  in GREENE CO, PA?
THIS is the chart they sent you?
FIND out WHERE their CHILD went /married/when/where?
AND where are they in 1850/1880 or died when/where?=

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I BELIEVE we should try and CONNECT these families. BUT, we are missing the SPELLINGS of Names
OR
WHERE is this UNMARRIED LEVI SELLERS on GEORGE SELLERS will?
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THIS LEVI SELLERS/ZOLLERS, etc BORN 1802 PA
didn't marry ? or have kids till ca 1844
CAN SOMEONE check out these families?
AND send copies to our SELLERS group = these are the SELLERS that have shared this info.
marie, iowa
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ALSO, sometimes the marriage license will show if first marriage. msh



 Yes, they are one and the same and I have that bit of census data. Levi was 29 or
30 when he married his 15 year old
bride, Elizabeth Burns, in or about early 1840.  She was not yet 16 when their first
child was born.
Here is the Sollars Graveyard:
This is taken from Dorothy Hennen's Vol 11 of the Greene Co., Cemeteries; Richhill &
Gray Townships:

Page 788:  SOLLARS CEMETERY:

Sollars, James B. d. 12-8-1848, aged 19 days
Sollars, Mary E. d. 10-8-1846, aged 5 yr, 7 mo, 19 da
Sollars, Levi B. b. 4-6-1850 d. 6-2-1865 - Co.K, 49th Vol. Inf. Pa. (wow, so young!)
Sollars, Elizabeth d. 8-25-1889, aged 64 yr., 27 da
Sollars, Levi d. 4-25-1892, aged 82 yr., 8 da  -  Co. C. 18th Pa. Cav.
Sollars, D. W. b. 1-22-1844 d. 1-7-1921
Sollars, Mary A. Messenger b 8-28-1843 d. 4-23-1925 -  w/o D. W. Sollars
Sollars, Hannah A. Bogard b. 2-5-1845 d. 4-21-1870 -  w/o D. W. Sollars
Sollars, Margaret A. b. 8-14-1853  d. 6-18-1854
Sollars, Infant son of L. &  E. b.& d. 7-29-1830
Sollars, Infant son of L. &  E. b. & d. 9-23-1862

Knieriem, William  aged 74 (or 71) yrs. -  Co. E, 24th Ill. Infry

Burns, Infant d/o James & Sarah d. 12-1-1868
Burns, James H. d. 2-12-1876, aged 17 yrs.,1da - s/o William & Lucinda Burns
Burns, Elizabeth d. 5-23-1839, aged in her 29th yr. -  wife of Alexander Burns
Burns, William L. d. 6-2-1863 aged 27 yr, 9 mo, 24 days

Hitchcock, Leroy M. d. 5-14-1876, aged 1 yr. 7 mo. 18 da -  s/o David & Lucinda
Hitchcock
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   Considering the above burials, Levi and E. had a son in 1830 that died same day,
and another in 1862 that died the same
day.
Elizabeth Burns Sollars was only 5  years and 1 day old when the baby was born in
1830... Clearly to me it appears that Levi
and E. (his apparent 1st. wife) had this son. But if "E" died, then where is she
buried?  This would make Elizabeth Burns a
second wife and probably the mother of  the other children, though she was only 15
years old when Mary was born. Pretty
young to be a mother, but back then things were different.
   The 1880 Census of Greene Co., PA would provide us with years of marriage for
both Levi and Elizabeth and number of
children and more importantly, give us the place of birth of his parents and her
parents which would be most useful
information in locating Levi's parents.
   Maybe someone in your group has access to the census records of Greene Co., PA
and can check into this for us if you
don't already have the information.  Thanks Bob



ROBERT,
Thanks, maybe someone on our SELLERS discussion group can help here. I didn't see
LEVI SELLERS/SOLLARS/ZELLERS/CELLARS on the
1880 census!
Maybe living with someone else and picked up under their name?
OR the cemetery date is in error?

1880 CENSUS shows where parents born.
1900 CENSUS shows how many kids you had

1880 GREENE CO, PA, PAGE 334A RICHHILL TWN
ELIZABETH SOLLARS  53 PA, WIDOW
EMMA C. SOLLARS 24 PA, SINGLE DAU

DANIEL W. SOLLARS 36 PA, RICHHILL,
MARY A. 36 PA, WIFE
JOANNA G. 11 PA, SD
JOHN H. 2 PA SON
WM MESSINGER 14 PA, OTHER

WESLEY SOLLARS 27 PA
living with JAMES BURNS FAMILY

ON LEVI B. SOLLARS CIVIL WAR CARD, it Looks Like (couldn't read very good) Father ,
LEVI  SALLERS had an application file on him
and also ELIZABETH SOLLARS, MOTHER. So kinda would indicate maybe LEVI died first.

NOW, I didn't see LEVI  SOLLARS, etc listed as head of house on the 1830 or 1840
census. But, I don't have the date the 1830
census taken.
Could have lived at home? or cemetery error?

There is a will of GEORGE SELLERS 1832 =
that has a son LEVI, unmarried. I believe it is on the WILLS page.=
http://showcase.netins.net/web/sellerfamily/pagreene.htm

I haven't heard from anyone yet with ideas. I'm sure someone has some.
I'll send a CC in case not an active member right now.
marie, iowa
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     From:
          "sollars" <sollars@concentric.net>
       To:
          "marie sellers hollinger" <mari@netins.net>
Marie,
    You are wonderfully thoughtful!  Thank you for thinking
of me and seeing that I received this great material!
Joe Basinger contacted me some months back and we worked
together to get
things together on his branch. I suggested he see about the
CW records for
Levi Britton Sollars Sr & Jr.    He was going to get back to
me when they
finally came in, but thus far he has not done so.  He
mentions there are
over 200 items in their packets... he must have ordered the
entire package!
     I "think" I may have his VA connection and the father
of Sr.  need to
do some more checking - a few bells and whistles went off
reading this again
"great" information.
     Happy Holidays,
           Bob Sollars
           Eugene, OR

Date:
       Sun, 13 Jan 2002 16:35:43 -0700
  From:
       "Joe Basinger" <joeb@supernet.com>
      PAGREENE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [PAGREENE] Levi Britton Sollars Sr. Bible
 

Hello Interested,

I sent an e-mail a while back regarding the pensions I got
on my 3rd
gr,grandfather Levi Sollars.I made a comment that the dates
for the births
of his family look like they come from a bible.Well they are
from his family
bible.For some strange reason copies of  3 original bible
pages came with
his pension.I know Levi Sr. had a very hard time getting his
pension .  I
wonder if he used these as proof. He did have two sons in
the Civil War
along with himself.They are the only documents in his
pension file copied
that look very old ,torn and aged.On one of the pages,it is
actually
stitched together .I didn't see in the pension the first run
through of the
several documents that there was a letter referring to these
three pages.The
note said that they were unable to reproduce these documents
using our
normal reproduction process.This was caused by the aged and
faded condition
of the documents from which these documents were made.

You can tell that these bible pages were copied from the
originals because
there is no line around the photocopied page  .They were
atop another piece
of paper ,then copied.
 The original contents was  written in by at least 3
different  people.At
the top is a border similar to my family bible ,also at the
top it says
"Family Register".

I guess I should wonder if one could get these bible pages
back ? I doubt
that.

Regards,Joe Basinger
 
 

Under Family Register under page #1 it has Births with two
columns.

(spelling as it appears)

Page#1 Left Column

Births
Levi Sollars was born April the 17 AD 1810
Elizabeth Burns Wife of Levi Sollars
was Born February the 28 AD 1825