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Sellers Family 2003

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I have attached a picture of John Calvin "SellErs" grave marker from Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. If you go to my website www.MarcellasFamily.com you will see MANY other grave stones from the Sellers/Sellars and related families. JC's son William R. "SellArs". Is also buried there.

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This is a letter my mother recently found in her genealogy research information from a correspondence with a potential cousin more than 30 years ago. It is from Olena Adams in Elijay, Ga. to Barbara Sellars Davis in Erwin, TN. Date: Nov. 6 1981
Marcella Davis-Burks, Charlotte, NC

Hi Barbara,

Sorry to be so late in answering your last letter, but when you run an apple orchard my time is consumed by it, and other work.

You asked if I had found any more info. In the Family Search, I've gotten back to working on it again. I made another trip to NC over into Burke Co. N.C. where I found help in the public library there, in Land grants, to John Sellers, back in 1779 (grant). He was granted 300 acres along with (sp?) Glode Creek then then later, Robert Sellers, 1795 (grant) - James 1799 (grant), which are the names that run in our family. Then they seem to drift westward - where John Sellers, Issac Sellers, Conrad, Joseph show up in Haywood Co.

Barbara, you said your great-grandfather was born 1824, and you did not know where he was born? (Census info says Limestone Springs, NC - MDB) I was talking with John Sellers who lives in Canton NC today, and he mentioned a great uncle of his who went to Spartanburg SC years ago. (John Calvin Sellers I asked him if his name was John Calvin Sellers, he said it was … So I was thrilled to know of him. John said John C. was his grandfather's brother, his grandfather was James Leonard Sellers . This gets back to where I figured he would probably fit in, but I had nothing concrete to suggest to you that he was probably in the family. Maybe this is on the right track, if John is sure what we are talking about.

John Calvin (Sellers) is the son of black-smith John Sellers, of Dutch Cove, Haywood Co. NC. I have a list of other brothers and sisters. (Never saw that - MDB) John said he had heard his grandfather talk about a brother going to SC, one brother went to Mt. Airy Georgia - around Toccoa Ga. Have you heard anything about those? (We think another brother went to Texas and donated land for a courthouse - MDB)

John Sellers is supposed to send me some copies of what he has on his research. I can tell you more then, when he gets info to me. Which I am counting on receiving very much. (No info was forwarded to Barbara Sellars Davis - MDB) John said that someone has the Dutch Bible in their family yet, and he is waiting to get the names and dates out of the Bible from someone. He said that the Bible was brought down from Penn. With _____
From the man called by Sellers in NC. As black-smith John, he is buried on his home place in Dutch Cove.

Barbara, I hope we can find out soon.
Please write, Regards, Olena J.(?) Adams
This is our Sellers line that I know.  By -  Marcella Davis-Burks, Charlotte, NC
Most are buried at the Mt. of Olives Baptist Church Cemetery in Cowpens, SC.

John Calvin Sellers -born DEC 2, 1824 in Limestone Springs, NC(
Died MAR 24,1908 in Cowpens SC (Spartanburg / Cherokee CO)
Married Eliza J. Vaughn - born Aug 16, 1826, died Mar 16, 1904

Children:  I think there are more than this MDB
Lena
Daught
Laura
Edward T. - 1849-1930
Robert E. - 1853-1932
Thomas S. - 1855-1930
John Calvin - 1859-1925
Charles M. - 1863-1922
Agnes
William Randall (Ruffin) 1865-1916 / wife Prunella Estelle Moore 1877-1943

Children of William R. Sellars:
Rose
John Calvin Henon Sellars (MDB GFather) wife Winnie Inez Robbins (mother Robbins)
Minnie
Eunice
Laughton
Carrie
Lola
Annie
Earl D.
Clyde Hilton


MARCELLA, thank you.
will send thro our SELLERS group. They will appreciate and perhaps can share.

Olena's name sounds SO familiar,? shared info with SELLERS LETTERS group?
sorry, rambling outloud and didn't take time to look up, etc.

marie, iowa

Glenn-Gina Schiazza [gschia6719@earthlink.net]

Olena (Sellers) Adams:
Olena is the daughter of Charles D. Sellers born abt. 1900 , Sr. & Eva
Cockran.  Charles D. Sellers is the son of John H. Sellers & Betty Fowler.
Charles Sellers is the son of Isaac Marion Sellers, Jr. & Harriett Jones.
I'm sorry I wish I had more info to share.  Please if anyone can help it
would be greatly appreciated. 

Gina (Pruitt) Schiazza
gschia6719@earthlink.net


GINA'S PAGE


WHERE IS MARCELLA'S REPLY, msh?



july 27, 2003
MARCELLA
I don't believe I rec'd a reply from you on YOUR connection to the CHILD of this family.=

AND we/SELLERS started off in differant directions?

PLEASE understand and send your connection?
I am SORRY, we kinda sidelined, etc.
WE NEED/WANT your family connection.
marie, iowa

july 28,. 2003
MarcellasFamily@aol.com

I'll bet this is what you are looking for ...
Marcella

This is our Sellers line that I know.  By -  Marcella Davis-Burks, Charlotte, NC
Most are buried at the Mt. of Olives Baptist Church Cemetery in Cowpens, SC.

John Calvin Sellers -born DEC 2, 1824 in Limestone Springs, NC
Died MAR 24,1908 in Cowpens SC (Spartanburg / Cherokee CO)
Married Eliza J. Vaughn - born Aug 16, 1826, died Mar 16, 1904

Children:  I think there are more than this MDB
Lena
Daught
Laura
Edward T. - 1849-1930
Robert E. - 1853-1932
Thomas S. - 1855-1930
John Calvin - 1859-1925
Charles M. - 1863-1922
Agnes
William Randall (Ruffin) 1865-1916 / wife Prunella Estelle Moore 1877-1943

Children of William R. Sellars:
Rose
John Calvin Henon Sellars (MDB GFather) wife Winnie Inez Robbins (mother Robbins)
Minnie
Eunice
Laughton
Carrie
Lola
Annie
Earl D.
Clyde Hilton

Children of John Calvin Henon Sellars
Dean
O'Nell
Manning
John Thomas
EC
Edith Inez
Barbara Ann Sellars Davis (Marcella's Mom)
Harold Wayne


Marcella, attached is my data on John Calvin Sellars - I believe it is 79 pages... Cousin Carole in Catawba, SC (8 miles from Rock Hill, SC.)
(NOT sent to Sellers, just to Marcella, msh)

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Carole


We will need to make a correction - John Calvin SellErs, Sr. was born in NC - we do not know where. And he was SellErs. 
I have copies of census records to document this. We are not sure when John Calvin SellErs came to the Cherokee - Spartanburg Co. Area. * Actually you see at the top of your page 2 that in the 1960 Census Calvin sellars was born in NC. His wife was Eliza Jeanetta Vaughn Sellers b 1826. Yes I have seen Louisa & Elizabeth - but her name was Eliza. I have added Louisa on the picture so she can be easily recognized.

* See Attached Picture

AND ... I purchased a book about about the Battle of Cowpens that had names of the local families list. I did not see ANY of my Sellers, Vaughn, Robbins, Moore, McKinney, etc kin listed. That makes me wonder if these families came to this area at about the same time ... after the Revolutionary War ... but where from and why?

I will get my info out to compare as soon as I can ... I can scan my "official documents" to a PDF file to share with everyone.
I am VERY confident about "my" direct blood line. Our family was very close. 
My weakness is our cousins information beyond my immediate direct blood line. My website information credits many distant cousins who have worked diligently and shared information. I was helped significantly by Sherry Sellars as well. 
I have not checked this information for "corrections" in about 8 years. It is time!

I have not really done any "new" research since my father died eight years ago. I may go ahead and join Ancestry again. You ladies have motivated me to begin again.

This file is GREAT - THANKS! Thanks for sharing!!!

Best Regards,
Marcella
www.MarcellasFamily.com

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