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linda davis [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I have combined a great deal
of information on my Sellers direct line.
I am willing to share this with anyone who wants it. I am from the Appling County, Georgia line
coming from John Sellers who married Kizzie in the 1850 census. I would like solid proof that this John
Sellers was indeed the son of John Sellers mention in Samuel Sellars, RS's will
in Effingham County, Georgia. I am
attempting to prepare a DAR supplemental patriot on Samuel Sellers RS thru John
Sellers and Jane Carter's line, the parents of John who married Kizzie. I would appreciate any thoughts on the
Linda Davis on Amelia
LINDA, will send thro our
SELLERS group for any documents, etc. thanks.
Which child do you connect
to and when/where did they go?
I am from the line of Samuel
Sellers RS who died in Effingham County, Georgia. His will list children as Samuel, John , and Penelope. Samuel and John were in Appling County, Georgia
by 1830 or so...maybe earlier. John
had a son named John who married Kizzie which are in the Appling County, Georgia census from 1850-60.
They then moved south the Florida then to Charlton
County, Georgia. Their daughter Nellie Sellers married Silas Thompson
and after 1880 were here in Nassau County, Florida.
They were my great grandparents. I
am working on all of the children of Kizzie and John.
Linda Davis on Amelia
This is what I have on my direct Sellers line. Would
appreciate any input or corrections. Linda Davis
John Sellers, or Sellars as the lowland Scots would spell the name,
was the son of John Sellars and Jane Carter. Early researchers confused John with his older first cousin John
Millender Sellars, son of Samuel Sellars and Mary Bishop (Vol. 3). John’s
grandfather was Samuel Sellars, RS (Vol. 2).
John was born about 1815 in Bullock County, Georgia. He married in Appling County to Keziah about
1834. His wife’s maiden name is not
known as of yet, but researchers lean toward Smith or Rowe. No documentation is established for either. Keziah is enumerated as Kizzie or Sukey born
in North Carolina in the census. After
1860, John and Kizzie Sellars moved to Charlton County, Georgia and raised
their large family in Gaineyville. John
Sellars did not record any land transactions in Charlton County. This Sellars
family was enumerated in both the Charlton County, Georgia and the Baker County, Florida 1870 census. John died between 1870-1880
as Kizzie is listed in the 1880 census a widow/head-of-house with several
adult children and grandchildren living in her home. Burial sites of John
and Kizzie are unknown.
Children of John and Kizzie Sellars:
1. Mary Ann b.
1839 m. Appling
(In the 1880 census, Mary Ann returned to her widow mother’s household with no husband and small
2. Nancy Ann b. 1840 m. Isaac Carter
3. John b. 1842
4. Jane b. 1844 m. Owen
5. Keziah b.
1846 m. Peter Rowe
(2nd wife/first cousin)
d. Before Peter Rowe’s
3rd marriage April
1883/burial site unknown
(Peter Rowe is documented Huxford
Magazine XXII no. 1 by Tom Sikes.)
6. Sarah b. Feb. 9, 1848 m.
1st William Morris on
d. March 30,
1891 2nd John Blake
b. April 8, 1839
d. Oct 26, 1926 (Sarah and John’s dates taken from
tombstones in Old Still Cemetery, Nassau County, FL. The 1920 Nassau County, FL census shows that John Blake remarried
after Sarah’s death and that he was born in Massachusetts.)
7. Samuel b. 1849
b. 1849/50 m. Malachi Thompson
d. after 1916 on May 14, 1872
(s/o Benjamin and
(Both are buried in Old Still
Cemetery, Nassau County, FL)
1852 m. 1st
d. Unknown 2nd Catherine Dixon
(d/o of John Dixon
& Mary Franklin)
b. June 15, 1853 m. Ora Robinson
(s/o James Robinson
& Easter O’Steen)
b. 1856/58 m. 1st John David
(s/o Jesse Howard)
2nd Green Batten
b. 1835 (s/o Isham
(Lucretia was buried Emmaus Cemetery in St. George, Georgia/ No
dates on tombstone-just the name Batten.)
b. 1858 m. Millie Frances Davis
d. Prior to on June 4, 1887
to Joseph Edward
on June 6, 1897
Julia America b.
September 13. 1861 m. William
d. November 11, 1940 on Sept 16, 1880
(s/o of John Dixon
(Both are buried Dyal Cemetery,
Starke, FL; Dixon couple enumerated Julia age 17 and William age 18 in Charlton
County, Georgia 1880 census next door to Kizzie Sellars)
In the 1850 Census of Appling County,
Francis Sellers is enumerated with this family. By 1860, Francis was living
with a Hughes family. He is believed to be a younger brother of John. Francis/Frank was born 1836 and died during
the Civil War in 1863. He married Sarah
McEachin and had one son.
In the 1860 Census of Appling County,
John Sellars’ household is on page 49 #299.
Household #298 is Jackson and Mary A. Carter with their 4 daughters
under the age of 5 years. In household
#300 are Isaac and Nancy Carter with their toddler daughter. Mary A. and Nancy are enumerated in John
Sellars’ household in 1850. Jackson and
Isaac are half brothers. Their father
was Jacob Carter and grandfather George Carter, RS.
The information on Jane Sellars and
Owen Green was from an interview with Myrtis Connor of St, George, Georgia who
is a granddaughter of Isabel Sellers Robinson and knew Jane’s family
personally. She also states Keziah’s
maiden name was Rowe.
Volume 2 and 3 are referring to the
Wiregrass Books by Folks Huxford.
Complied by third cousins
jointly: Betty Parrish, Nashville, TN
& Linda Davis 385 Otter Run Dr. Fernandina Beach, FL. email@example.com