( (april 2013)

linda davis []


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 matter.


Linda Davis on Amelia Island, Florida


LINDA, will send thro our SELLERS group for any documents, etc. thanks.

Which child do you connect to and when/where did they go?

marie, iowa



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 Island, Florida



This is what I have on my direct Sellers line.  Would appreciate any input or corrections.  Linda Davis


Sellers Line


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 Co., GA

                                                                            Jackson Carter

   (In the 1880 census, Mary Ann returned to her widow mother’s   household with no husband and small children.)



2. Nancy Ann                          b. 1840              m. Isaac Carter



3. John                                   b.  1842



4. Jane                                   b.  1844               m. Owen Green



 5. Keziah                               b.  1846                m. Peter Rowe about 1874

                                                                                (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

                                                                                       August 3, 1870

                                              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



8.  Nellie                              b.  1849/50                   m. Malachi Thompson

                                            d. after 1916                      on May 14, 1872

                                                                                      (s/o Benjamin and

                                                                                        Bitha Thompson)

            (Both are buried in Old Still Cemetery, Nassau County, FL)



9.  Emanuel/Manning           b. 1852                          m. 1st Mary?

                                            d. Unknown                      2nd Catherine Dixon

                                                                                     (d/o of John Dixon

                                                                                     & Mary Franklin)



10.  Isabella                         b.  June 15, 1853         m. Ora Robinson

                                                                                   (s/o James Robinson

                                                                                      & Easter O’Steen)



1 1.  Lucretia                        b.  1856/58            m. 1st John David Howard

                                                                                 (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.)



12.  Silas                            b.  1858                       m. Millie Frances Davis

                                          d.  Prior to                     on June 4, 1887

                                          Millie’s 2nd marriage

                                          to Joseph Edward Hernandez

                                          on June 6, 1897


13.  Julia America            b.  September 13. 1861     m. William Riley Dixon

                                        d. November 11, 1940              on Sept 16, 1880

                                                                                    (s/o of John Dixon

                                                                                     & Mary Franklin)

(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.