LYNN'S PAGE  (April 2000)  (old email)

I am searching for information about my gggg, grandfather,George
Sellers, who was born in Pennsylvania sometime around 1781 and died
September 7, 1842 in Summit Co. Ohio, (Coventry Township). His wife's
name at the time of his death was Catherine.  She could have been his
second wife.


Margaret Sellers, b. March 7, 1805 in PA, m. Almond Ruggles

GEORGE SELLERS, b. October 22, 1807, Chambersburg, Franklin Co. PA.  He
married Eleanor Wallick on April 1, 1830 in Tuscarawas Co. Ohio.  They
eventually moved to Iowa and died there.  (This is my line.  I have much
more information to share with other descendants.)

Joseph Sellers, b. June 29, 1808, m. Elizabeth Waggoner

Barbara Sellers, b. Abt. 1812, m. Conrad Brininger

Henry Sellers, b. April 28, 1813, m. Sarah Mary Lee

Jacob Sellers, b. Abt. 1814, m. Susanna Wildtrout, Catherine Renniger

David Sellers, b. Abt. 1816, m. Elizabeth ?

Catherine Sellers, b. Abt. 1818, m. Ira McCloughan

Elizabeth Sellers, b. Abt. 1822, m. William W. Platt

I am especially interested in finding out more information about the
elder George Sellers, and hopefully link up with others researching this

Submitted by Lynn (Sellers) Mack


David SELLERS was born November 20, 1835 in Summit Co. Ohio.  His
parents were George SELLERS and Eleanor WALLICK.  David married Elsie
ROBINSON on February 1, 1862 in Independence, Iowa (Buchanan County). 
David served in the 47th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Co. D.,
during the Civil War.  He enlisted for 100 days and was mustered June 4,
1864 and mustered out September 28, 1864. The regiment was assigned to
garrison duty in Helena, Arkansas. After his service David and his
family lived in Davenport, (Scott County), Iowa and Reinbeck, (Grundy
County), Iowa.

The children born to David and Elsie in Iowa were:

Elmer Lincoln, born Oct. 25, 1864, died Feb. 28, 1945, Salem, OR
George Edward, born July 9, 1867, died Oct. 13, 1938, Salem, OR
Martha E., born June 6, 1869, 
Louisa Jane, born Aug. 31, 1871, m SHELTON, d. Dec.30,1966,in Dallas,OR.
Clarence A., born October 6, 1873, m. HUBBARD, d.Sept. 1945, Dallas,OR
Alice Ida, born November 5, 1876, m. MCBEE, d.Jan. 20, 1957, Dallas, OR

The family moved to Ness City, (Ness County) Kansas in the spring of
1878.  The children born to David and Elsie in Kansas were:
Walter W., born Dec. 25, 1878,m.EMBREE, ALLEN,d.Apr. 2, 1951, Salem, OR
Carl Kennedy, born August 24, 1881, m.REMMINGTON, d.Feb. 2, 1969, Salem 

In 1890 the family moved to Oregon.  They spent two years in Portland,
Oregon in the Mt. Tabor area.  In July lf 1892 the family moved again,
settling permanently in Dallas, (Polk County) Oregon.  The family lived
on a farm in the Liberty District of Dallas were David grew wheat and

David SELLERS died on June 11, 1928, in Dallas, Oregon after being
severely injured in a car accident.  He was 93 years old.

Elsie died on May 22, 1918, also in Dallas.

They are both buried in Dallas, Oregon at the IOOF Cemetery.
Submitted by Lynn (Sellers) Mack


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Here is my revised chart (original sent November 28, 1997).  Some of my
information IS unproven "hand-me-down history".  I've tried to clarify
which information is proven and which is not.  I would really appreciate
any information others can add.  I sent the chart on David SELLERS
bcause I noticed that someone else had sent a little information about
him previously, and since he was my great, great grandfather, I thought
maybe I could help fill in some of the blanks, although I have a lot
more research to do on this family.  I have added the information I know
about his parents and brothers and sister.

David's father, George SELLERS was born October 22, 1807 in
Chambersburg, Franklin Co. PA (according to family information).  He
married Eleanor WALLICK on April 1, 1830 at the home of her father
George WALLICK, in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio by Rev. Adam Snyder, New
Philadelphia, per family information and Banner Blue Software, CD #2.
I'm still working on pin-pointing when Gorege arrived in Ohio with his
parents (also George & ?) from Pennsylvania, and exactly where they
lived in Ohio until 1850.

Family information shows George and Eleanor's children as follows:

Jonathan, born January 5, 1831, in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio.
Elizabeth, born August 9, 1833, in Holmes Co. Ohio
David, born November 20, 1835, in Summit Co. Ohio
George, born April 8, 1838, in Holmes Co. Ohio

The only one of these children I have done extended research on is
David.  His date and place of birth has been recorded in his Civil War
File, his death cerificate, newspaper articles and obituary.

If anyone has other dates for the other children please advise.
According to the 1850 Ohio Census below, their ages are very close to
the above information.  The rest of the information I have on George and
Eleanor and their other children, Jonathan, Elizabeth and George is
listed at the end of this chart.

1850 US OHIO CENSUS Summit Co. (Coventry Township)
George SELLARS  40 male   Farmer   b. PA
Eleanor         33 fem             b. PA
Jonathan        18 male   Farmer   b. Ohio
Elizabeth       16 fem.            b. Ohio
David           14 male            b. Ohio
George          11 male            b. Ohio

1860 US IOWA CENSUS, Buchanan Co. (Fairbank Township)
George SELLERS  51      Farmer     b. PA
Eleanor         49                 b. PA
David           25                 b. Ohio
George          22                 b. Ohio

David SELLERS married Elsie ROBINSON on February 1, 1862, in
Independence, Buchanan Co., Iowa, per copy of marriage certificate from
Buchanan Co., Civil War File, obituary, etc.

David SELLERS served during the Civil War with the 47th Regiment Iowa
Volunteer Infantry Co. D.  At the time of his enlistment, he resided in
Buchanan Co. Iowa.  His regiment was assigned to garrison duty in
Helena, Arkansas and was a "100 days unit".  He was mustered into
service on June 4, 1864, and after serving his 100 days, he was mustered
out in Davenport, Iowa on September 28, 1864.  This information per his
Civil War File Records and the book ROSTER and RECORD OF IOWA SOLDIERS
1457 AND 1523.  David's Civil war file states that after his discharge
he lived in Davenport, Scott Co. Iowa then Reinbeck, Grundy Co., Iowa.

1870 US IOWA CENSUS, Grundy Co., Blackhawk Township
David SELLERS   35      Farmer   Ohio
Elsie           30      Housek.  Penn
Elmer L.         5               Iowa
George E.        3               Iowa
Martha E.        1               Iowa
Harvey Boimer   19      farm lab Ohio

According to David's Civil War file, the family moved to Ness Co. Kasas
in May of 1878.

1880 US KANSAS CENSUS, Ness Co., Center Township
David SELLERS   44      Farmer  OH
Elcie           40      Housek  PA
Elmer L.        15              IA
George          12              IA
Martha E.       11              IA
Eliza J.         8              IA
Clarence         6              IA
Alice            3              IA
Walter W.        1              KS

According to David's Civil War file, the family moved to Oregon in April
of 1890, residing there for two years.  The 1890 Census below confirms
that they were iving in Portland in 1890.

MARINES AND WIDOWS ETC. County of Multnomah.  Address:  Mt. Tabor.

David SELLERS (and his family)

The Civil war file says that David SELLERS moved to Dallas Oregon in
July of 1892.

1900 US OREGON CENSUS, Polk Co. Bridgeport Township
Louisa (Eliza)

David SELLERS died on June 11, 1928, in Dallas, Oregon, (Polk Co.) after
being severely injured in a car accident.  He was 93 years old.  This
information is listed on David's death certificate, as well as newspaper
articles, his obituary, first hand family knowledge etc.

Elsie died on May 22 1918, also in Dallas, according to her death
certificate.  They are both buried in Dallas, Oregon at the IOOF
cemetery per death certificates and personal knowledge gained from my
visit there.

I have considerable information about David and Elsie's children and
will send it at a later date.



1860 US IOWA CENSUS, Buchanan Co., Fairbank Township
Jonathan SELLERS  29    Farmer  OH
Mary              29            OH
Sevilla {sp}       6            ?
Selinda           11            Iowa
Eleanor            2            Iowa

1870 US IOWA CENSUS, Grundy Co., Blackhawk township
Jonathan SELLERS  38    Farmer  Ohio
Mary A.           28            New York
Celanda           14            Iowa
Winfield           7            Iowa
Joseph             6            Iowa
William            5            Iowa
Charles            1            Iowa

I do not know where Jonathan went after this, but family letters
indicate that he died sometime before 1911.


David's sister Elizabeth married Henry HARTER on October 1, 1850, in
Summit Co., Ohio. (From: Sellers Letters (c) M. Sims. Source:
Genealogical Library at Salt Lake City, UT.)

I have not yet checked the census for Henry and Elizabeth for 1860.

1870 US IOWA CENSUS, Buchanan Co., Fairbank Township
Henry HARTER    44      Farmer  Ohio
Elizabeth       37      kphouse Ohio
Eleanor         17      at home Ohio
John            15      farm lb Iowa

1880 US IOWA CENSUS, Buchanan Co. Fairbank Township
Henry Harter    55      Farming Ohio
Elizabeth       45      wife    Ohio
John            24      Farmer  Iowa
George SELLERS  72      Father- PA

Please note that George SELLERS was listed as iving with the HARTERS.
Since Eleanor does not appear here, it appears that she may have died
between 1870 and 188 and George between 1880 and 1885, but a look-up by
the Buchanan Co. Iowa Genealogy Society has produced no record of her or
of George's date or place of death.  I am very anxious to find out what
happened to them.

1885 IOWA STATE CENSUS, Buchanan Co. Fairbank Township
Henry HARTER    60      farmer
Elizabeth       52 wife keeping house

1900 US IOWA CENSUS (SOUNDEX) for Buchanan Co. Fairbank Township
John Harter     45
Margaret        26
Clarence        18
Florence        12
Abbie Mitson     6 (st. dau)
Henry HARTER    75

Again, I have no proof, but family information states that Elizabeth
died on September 24, 1894, in Buchanan Co. Iowa and is buried at
Littleton Cemetery there.


You mentioned David's brother George as living in Querida, Colorado in
1911 per David's Civil War file.  Yes, the file does mention that, but I
have never been able to find Querida listed on any map. (It wasn't me
who submitted the information about this George.)  I have found a George
Cellers listed on the 1900 Colorado Census for Custer Co., which is
where I have been told he died September 26, 1912, per death certicate
#6359A Custer Co. Colorado.  I am told by a descendant of his that he
was indeed David's brother.

If anyone has information about these people, I would appreciate being

Submitted by:  Lynn (Sellers) Mack

After taking a bit of a break from my frustrating SELLERS line, I am
back at it.

Has the first wife of George SELLERS, b. Abt. 1781 in Bucks Co., PA and
died September 7, 1842 in Summit Co. Ohio, ever been proven? I have seen
Magdalena SHIRK listed as his first wife, but I did not know if any one
has proof of this?  I am wondering if those of you who are researching
the same line, Marilyn, Joanna, Roger, Jim, Kerin, etc.,
have come across any definite proof?  I know that a George SELLERS
married a Magdalena SHIRK, I just don't know for sure if that was my
George or not.

While at the Oregon State Library recently, I found the following
information in a book entitled, "American Revoluntionary Soldiers of
Franklin Co., PA", Compiled by Mr. Fendrik. I hope it is helpful to some
of you.  It says:

Joseph Shirk served as private under Capts. John Rea and John
Reed, 1779-80-81. He was of Green Twp., but owned land in
Letterkenny. He names 11 children: Casper; Fred'k.; Joseph;
Christly; Abraham; Jacob; Peter; Elizabeth mar. John Long;
Barbara mar. Jacob Houser; Christina mar. John Leaman;
MAGDALENA mar. GEORGE SELLERS; grandson Samuel of son John.
This will was probated May 22, 1811.

Penna. Arch. 5th Ser. Vol. 6., P. 78, 105, 544, 585.

Also, has any one figured out what happened to her? When she died, where
she is buried etc? Does any one know for sure when George married
Catherine, his second wife?  I would really appreciate any help any of
you could give me regarding these questions!

Thank you,

Lynn (Sellers) Mack

LYNN, Thanks for shring - This family has always been hard to follow -
although, I do
believe PA info is the answer AND several of the OH counties, must be
studied - laying
next to each other and Another County made from!
Marilyn tried Hard to fit these Oh SELLERS together - don't know if she is
still a
member-But, Newer and More info now AND don't believe we had info on all
these Connecting
The Census of 1850 Franklin Co, Pa shows a Magdalene SELLERS born 1790
which Could be a
good possibility for the Magdalene you mentioned - takes more proof
marie, iiowa


oct 2005

Hello Sellers List. My name is Lynn (Sellers) Mack. My brother is Craig Lee Sellers. He submitted his DNA at my request so I could attempt to
break through my SELLERS brick wall I am a little confused. How come I
do not see the new matches the list is talking about on my Family Tree DNA page? Where are these matches posted? I hope this makes sense, since it is getting late and I am tired.


My known line is as follows:

George Sellers, Sr. ca b. 1780's, Bucks Co. PA?

George Sellers, Jr., b. 1807, Franklin Co. PA

David Sellers, b. 1835, Summit Co. OH

Walter Sellers, b. 1878, Ness Co. KS

Frank Sellers, b. 1914, Polk Co., OR

Don Sellers, b. 1936, Marion Co., OR

me b. 1962, OR, [and my brother Craig, who submitted his DNA, b. 1969, OR.

Also, since my SELLERS obviously have a connection to the NC SELLERS family, one theory I am looking at is could the John SELLERS, born Abt. 1760 [shown below] be Coonrod/Conrad Sellers who moved to NC? Might his name have been Johann Coonrod Sellers? Could Coonrod be a son of John 'Leonard' Sellers? Could my connection with Keith Alan Sellers and the others be through John 'Leonard' Sellers, born 1727, the father of Philip 'Henry' Sellers, whom I believe [but have not proven], is my ancestor.


I have the following information in my database, but right now I don't know where all of the information came from [I need to dig through my files].
Some of it is definitely unproven. Can anyone prove or disprove it?

Generation No. 1

1. John 'Leonard' Sellers was born 1727 in Germany, and died 24 Aug 1805
in Bucks Co., PA. He married (1) Anna. He married (2) Barbara.

Children of John 'Leonard' Sellers and Anna are:
2 i. Philip 'Henry' Sellers, born 03 Dec 1752 in Montgomery Co., PA; died 1834 in Franklin Co., PA. 3 ii. Anna Maria 'Mary' Sellers, born 02 Apr 1758 in PA. She married Joshua Dungan. 4 iii. John Sellers, born Abt. 1760. [ ********Could this be Coonrod/Conrad Sellers who moved to NC? Might his name have been Johann Coonrod Sellers?*******]

Children of John 'Leonard' Sellers and Barbara are:
5 i. Jacob Sellers, born 07 Jan 1772 in Montgomery Co., PA.
6 ii. John Philip Sellers, born 23 Dec 1773 in Montgomery Co., PA. 7 iii. Anna Margaret Sellers, born 31 Mar 1780 in Montgomery Co., PA. 8 iv. Gertrude Sellers, born 25 Nov 1782 in Montgomery Co., PA. 9 v. John George Sellers, born 22 Apr 1784 in Montgomery Co., PA.

Generation No. 2

2. Philip 'Henry' Sellers was born 03 Dec 1752 in Montgomery Co., PA, and died 1834 in Franklin Co., PA. He married Susanna in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

Children of Philip 'Henry' Sellers and Susanna are:
10 i. Michael Sellers, born 27 Aug 1780 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania; died 1832 in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Stuff.
+ 11 ii. George Sellers, born Abt. 1781; died 07 Sep 1842 in Coventry
Township, Summit Co. Ohio. [******* I Cannot Prove he is a son of Philip 'Henry' Sellers********]
+ 12 iii. John Leonard Sellers, born 22 Nov 1782 in Bucks Co.,
Pennsylvania; died 03 Sep 1860 in Lima, Allen Co., Ohio.
13 iv. Samuel Sellers, born 12 Nov 1787 in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Magdalena Johnston. 14 v. Mary Magdalena Sellers, born 03 Aug 1791 in Pennsylvania; died 10 Dec 1873 in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania. She married Jacob Greer in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.

Generation No. 3

11. George Sellers was born Abt. 1781, and died 07 Sep 1842 in Coventry Township, Summit Co. Ohio. He married (1) Magdalena Shirk Abt. 1803, daughter of Joseph Shirk and Barbara Kauffman. She was born 13 Dec 1780 in Franklin Co., PA, and died 1836? (date of death is unproven).. He married
(2) Catharine Breninger 22 Apr 1841 in Summit Co., Ohio. She died 1844 in Summit Co., Ohio.