LINK FAMILY - LINCOLN CO, NC (SHould make one for Rockingham Co., Va)

 Larry Bradshaw <>

                ID: I2182
 Name: Jacob LINK
 Sex: M
 Birth: in Pennsylvania area

Marriage 1 Barbara ? b: in Pennsylvania area


  1. Jacob LINK b: BET. 1755 - 1760
  2. Frederick LINK
  3. Catherine LINK b: 7 JAN 1781 in Lincoln County, North Carolina
  4. John LINK

: Larry Bradshaw <>

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 ID: I2180
 Name: Jacob LINK
 Sex: M
 ALIA: Jacobus /Linck/
 Birth: BET. 1755 - 1760
 Death: ABT. 1816
 Note: Jacob Link's father is in dispute. The 1880 census of Caldwell County lists his father as being born in Germany, his
mother in Pennsylvania. Other sources show he was the son of Hans Adam Linck (born about 1818) and that he was the
grandson of Jacobus Linck, born 1693, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia on August 28, 1733 on the ship "Hope" of
London, which sailed from Rotterdam, Daniel Reid, master.

Father: Jacob LINK b: in Pennsylvania area
Mother: Barbara ? b: in Pennsylvania area

Marriage 1 Catherine RUDISILL b: 1771 in Pennsylvania area

    Married: 15 JUN 1789 in Lincoln County, North Carolina
    Note: The bondsman for the marriage was Frederick Link.


  1. Ann LINK
  2. Moses LINK
  3. Jacob LINK b: 11 APR 1793 in Lincoln County, North Carolina
  4. Michael LINK b: 3 MAR 1795
  5. John LINK b: 1799
  6. Aaron LINK b: 1804
  7. David T LINK b: 14 FEB 1806
  8. Henry William LINK b: 6 JUL 1808

 Henry Link Grave
                                  Lincoln County, NC

         From Post Office in Iron Station, take Hwy.27 West, one-tenth of a mile.
           Left on Will Shronce Rd. (SR 1314) six-tenths of a mile. Follow old
           road to left, 100 yds. Site is on left. There is 1 fieldstone marker
          along with this grave. Site has large iron posts around it, where once
                              barbed wire was on post.

                                    Henry Link
                                  d. Dec. 13,1864
                                 age 75y.,7m.,29d.

"CILLARS, Conrod"       1       1       3       0       0       0429
"LINK, Fred"    1       2       3       0       0       0964
"LINK, Jacob"   2       0       2       0       0       0972

Michael Rudisill , Pioneer of Lincoln County NC
Contributed by Jodie Gee May 6 1997

Michael Rudisill was born on 11 Sep 1723 in  Michelfeld,Germany on the
Upper Rhine  section near  Switzerland. He was the son of Weyrich and
Barbara Seigfried Rudisill.   When just a boy, an arrow shot by a
playmate, struck out one of his eyes.Sometime around 1750, Michael
Rudisill came to Lincoln County N.C. from Pa. and settled on Leeper's
Creek, about 4 miles from Iron Station.

The country was  then a wilderness occupied by Indian  natives, with whom
he and his family lived in peace. So much so, that he left his family to
make a visit to Pa. He brought back wheat seed which was propagated for
seeding and after a hundred years his wheat seed is still producing.

He acquired a large amount of land on both sides of Leeper's Creek -
portions of which, were later acquired by son-in-law Jacob Link.
Michael Rudisill and family were some of the early pioneers that spent
their lives in service to God and in the opening and building of Lincoln

Children of Johann Michael and Catherine Rudisill:
Henry Rudisill married Catherine Friday and Saloma Sides

Phillip Rudisill married Elizabeth Johnson

Susanna Rudisill married John Derr

Jacob Rudisill married Susanna Hoyle

Hannah Rudisill married John Gottfried Arends(Arndt)

Elizabeth Rudisill married Matthias Devault

Barbara Rudisill married John Cansler

Catherine RUDISILL married Jacob LINK

John Rudisill married Dorothy ?

Thu 8/29/2002 9:08 AM

I'm working on identifying Barbara Sellers, wife of the Henry Sellers who
died 1829 in Greene Co., OH.  They arrived from Rockingham/Hardy Co., VA
about 1817.  (Among their children was Henry Sellers who married Barbara
Ohmart.)  Recently I've seen a claim that she was Barbara Link, but each time
the statement is made without verification.

Below is a GenForum message to the Sellers forum that was posted about 18
months ago.  The Lincoln Co., NC information included may be the source of
the claim that Henry Sellers Sr.'s wife was Barbara Link.

Can we identify the Barbara Link who married a Sellers in Lincoln County, NC?
 I'm having a difficult time with the contention Henry Sellers Sr. of
Rockingham/Hardy Co., VA and Greene Co., OH was her second husband.
Frank S.

    Posted By:  Pat Hovis
    Subject:    Sellers in NC mid-to-late 1700's
    Post Date:  February 18, 2001 at 10:11:47
    Message URL:

    Forum:  Sellers Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL:
    Yesterday I renewed my interest in genealogy (I do this several times a
year!) and spent the day at the local (Lincoln Co., NC) library. I found a
few small pieces of info that I was to pursue to try to conquer one of my
"brick walls"

In the late 1760's, Jacob Link and his wife, Barbara (maiden name unknown),
came to North Carolina from Pennsylvania with their four children -
Frederick, Jacob, John, and Catherine. Sometime in 1769, Jacob died leaving
Barbara a widow with four children. Guardians were appointed for them.

A few years later, Barbara is being referred to as "Barbara Sellers" so she
obviously remarried.

In your research have you come across a Sellers who may have been in the NC
area around that time and married a widow named Barbara? Of course, this may
not have occurred in NC at all, but since her children for the most part
remained here in NC, I just can't imagine she would have traveled far. When
they got older some of her children did go west and ended up in Missouri.

Anything sound remotely familiar?

Thanks for any help!!

FRANK, maybe she would share a copy of the documents of the guardianship papers with dates and places AND the document, date and place that shows BARBARA SELLERS.
Philip SELLERS wife BARBARA FRONEBARGER in 1815 Lincoln Co., NC. Don't think we see her after his death?

and I'm sure you have the LINK info from Rock Co, VA?
(FRANK SELLERS also shows this marriage W/O documents,msh) But, DoesNot? show his kids?,msh)
Their son MAYBE (maybe this part isn't documented?,msh)  = HENRY 1800 VA/1848 married 1822 Clark Co,Oh BARBARA OHMART, d/o CHRISTIAN OHMART and ANN WEAVER.

ANYONE have any corrections to these postings?

ANYONE have the JOHN HAMMER heirs of 1790 abstracted? includes LINKS
BUT, it looks like we DON'T have copy of DANIEL LINK'S will? altho , they are listed as Heirs of DANIEL LINK, dec'd.

We don't have the documents posted, but, they could be abstracted from ZELLERS/SELLERS book.
DOES ANYONE have them abstracted or typed up?
Thanks for sharing.
marie, iowa