Name: Jacob LINK
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
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Name: Jacob LINK
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
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
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.
d. Dec. 13,1864
Michael Rudisill was born on 11 Sep 1723 in Michelfeld,Germany
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,
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 ?
I'm working on identifying Barbara Sellers, wife of the Henry Sellers
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
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
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.
Posted By: Pat Hovis
Subject: Sellers in NC mid-to-late 1700's
Post Date: February 18, 2001 at 10:11:47
Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/sellers/messages/1221.html
Forum: Sellers Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/sellers/
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
In the late 1760's, Jacob Link and his wife, Barbara (maiden name
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"
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!!
and I'm sure you have the LINK info from Rock Co, VA?
HENRY SELLERS 1777/1829 GREENE CO, OH and wife BARBARA LINK d/o DANIEL LINK and wife CATHERINE.
(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
PETER CONRAD'S WILL of 1800 abstracts?=wife MARY EVE, sister of BARBARA (MRS HENRY) SELLERS and sister CHRISTINA (MRS JOHN) HAMMER
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
DOES ANYONE have them abstracted or typed up?
Thanks for sharing.