Ulmer Miller [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Alexander Henrys and Flora Sellers
Do you know anything about Flora or Alexander before they came to N.C?
I will appreciate anything you can tell me about them. I am a descendant of their son, James.
Ulmer Miller [email@example.com]
MARIANNE, please give us Alexander and James' ages and places of birth or marriages, etc. and where we went to, So, we know Where/When you are.
Thanks for sharing SELLERS.
Thank you for your reply. I would like to know if you have any information on the Hendrys/Henrys before they came to N.C. I am referring to Alexander Hendry, born about 1696, and Flora Sellers (Sillers, according to some sources)born about 1704, both at the Isle of Arran, Scotland. They were said to have come to N.C. about 1739. A Robert and an Alexander were living in the White Oak area of New Hanover County as early as 1743.
I notice that you are a Sellers; I have no information on Flora and would love to have some! Some sources spell her name Sillers; can you account for that?
I have found listed as Alexander's brothers: John, b. abt. 1690; and James, b. 1700. The father's name is not given but his birth estimated 1668.
Alexander's children: James b. abt. 1751; William; Robert; John; and Flora. Some sources list others also. Mrs. Lois Henry Northey of Atlanta, gave me these names in 1977. She is now desceased, I believe. She was descended from Catherine, daughter of James and Mary Murphy Henry.
Children of James and Mary were: Flora, 1784; Elizabeth, 1786; Catherine, Oct. 10, 1790; Margaret, Apr. 9, 1792; Mary, Apr. 14, 1794; Jane, and Charles, 1801.
Charles and Elizabeth J. Fredericks Henry had 10 children; my grandfather, John Miller Henry, was their youngest, born Nov. 25, 1856, died Dec. 27, 1931. He and Josephine Sloan Taylor Henry had 5 children, and his youngest, Elizabeth Moseley Henry, was my mother, born Dec. 1, 1893, died Oct. 21, 1975.
My husband and I found James and Mary Henry's graves out in a field. We copied this from the graves: Mary, wife of James Henry, died Feb. 25, 1819, age about 57 years (born abt. 1862) James Henry died Nov. 25, 1816, age 66. I found that this "date of death" was really the date of his will. Probate date was Feb., 1817.
I have information on some of the Henrys after they came to N.C., most of it from Mrs. Northey and from the "Williams and Murphy Records", found in Burgaw, N.C. library, but know nothing of their family in Scotland. I'd appreciate anything you care to share about them - either before or after they left Scotland.
MARIANNE, I may have missed the First letter of mine you replied to?
anyway, we need a Time Line on Alexander Hendry and Flora Sellers/Sillers could be misspelling or misreading and we need some source on How they think name Sellers/Sillers.
Our SELLERS are also living in Duplin/Sam Co, NC and I believe we had a JOHN
SELLERS connected to the BLACK RIVER area.
maybe others, I did not do a search on areas now. We also have several deeds of these area that could be extracted for HENRY.
I see a ROBERT HENRY/HENDRY born 1752 ARRAN, SCOTLAND, son of JOHN HENDRY here in Dup/Sam and to US in 1770/75 . Dates not quite match yours, BUT, my info from Rev War of Dup/Sam and NOT all info was taken from Just the Rev War papers. Some reports have been added to my others which may NOT be accurate???
Can you send a time chart = when/where they were.= you may have given us some names? = need PLACES with dates =
The above Robert Hendry family went ca 1801 to BURK CO, GA, LEE and LIBERTY
kids to CHEROKEE CO, GA, MORGAN CO, GA
my rough extraction and not proof read =
REV WAR OF DUPLIN/SAMPSON CO, NC by BIZZELL
I only know that Alexander and Flora Sellers Hendry, and their son, James, came from the Isle of Arran to New Hanover County, N.,C. about 1737, according to one source.
It also said Alexander willed White Oak Plantation to his son, Alexander II. 1977 letter from Mrs. Lois Northey, mentioned earlier, did not list a son named Alexander II.
Mary Murphy, who married James, came from Isle of Arran with her parents, Patrick and Elizabeth Kelso Murphy in 1774 on the ship, Diana. They settled near the Black River and were active in the Black River Presbyterian Church. They are buried there. Mary and James are buried in what is described, in a book of graveyards in the Burgaw Library, as the Henry Graveyard. It is only their two graves out in a wooded area of a field which was probably part of their farm.
James' son, Charles, married Elizabeth Fredericks. Their family lived in New Hanover County, N.C. He bought a plantation in Florida from his wife's uncle, first state governor of Florida, William Dunn Moseley, in 1851, moved some of his slaves here, and eventually his sons moved to the Florida plantation after their father's death in 1859. My grandfather, John Miller Henry, the youngest, born in 1856, didn't move to Florida until after the 1870 N.C. census. His mother had married Dr. John Robert Larkins who died in 1869.
Don't know if this helps you any; I will try to answer any other questions you may have. Thanks for your willingness to help.
Marianne M. Miller
MARIANNE, THANKS, need ages on JAMES and Charles below and Where on 1790/1860/70 census?
Start in 1860 census and continue backwards on census/ or with marriages, etc. and send chart
The Rev War Robert Hendry of Duplin/Sampson was also born in Island of Arran, Scotland. Someone's dates could be off OR we came at diff times and still related.
IF connected to SELLERS before we came to US, did any of her SELLERS come with
her OR come before? after?
WE don't have much on SELLERS from SCOTland OR SELLERS born in SCOTLAND.
They may be here and Not proven.
Have you asked for a lookup on the SCOTLAND genweb board?
I don't know/haven't tried , but, we should Try this .
Did they immigrant into where? PA/VA?
Please understand the questions, try and find answers and keep us up to date.
Alexander Hendry was born about 1696 in Arran, married Flora Sellers and came with family to New Hanover County, N.C. There are different dates given for their arrival in N.C. Some say 1729, others, 1737. According to "Southern Hendrys in the U.S.,"it was more likely late 1740's when hundreds from Arran and Kintyre came to Wilmington." However, if the Hendrys came at the same time as the Patrick Murphys, the date was 1774.This source also says Alexander had died by 1790; he was not listed in that census.
His son, James Hendry, (born abt. 1751) either in Arran or N.C. depending on the family's immigration date, married Mary Murphy (born abt, 1762) who came from Arran to New Hanover County with parents, Patrick Murphy(born abt. 1712) and Elizabeth Kelso (born 1720) in 1774 when she was 12.
Their son, Charles, (born 1801), married Elizabeth Fredericks, (born 1820) in 1839 in Faison, NC. Charles and Elizabeth are in the 1850 census of New Hanover Co. He died in 1859. She was head of household in 1860 census. She married in Nov. that year to Dr. John Robert Larkins of Lillington, NC. He died in 1869; she was head of household in 1870 census in New Hanover Co.
I have put a query in the Scotland gen web. I know nothing about the Sellers, unfortunately. I have seen the name in several web sites and will try to find them.
Hope this helps.
I started a time chart just on the HENRYS, ETC in the Duplin,NewHanover,
Sampson Co, NC. only.
WE need to continue this line. will post under HENDRY/HENRY families.
PLEASE send any info you have to FILL IN families.
I am sure this family connects to the REV WAR ROBERT HENDRY, son of JOHN?
ORDER his Rev War file and do extractions (as other info may have been
included in the book that was NOT in file, ? )
I tried to link the JOHN SELLERS in New Hanover Co,
NC to CRAVEN CO, NC
YOU Could try and get the HENRY families from that area.
JOHN SELLERS was there in 1738 and maybe to NewHanover/Duplin, etc?
I have been sick and unable to reply for several days. I am not sure I understand all that you have written. For example, what do you mean by "not stated" ?
I am afraid you misunderstood my initial question: "Do you know anything about Alexander and James Hendry and family before they came to this country?"
You are a thorough researcher, no doubt, and that is very good. But I am afraid I will have to admit to what I think is called "tunnel vision". I have not tried very hard to find information on Henrys not directly related to my mother ( She is the parent descended from Henrys. I have also been researching other families - those of Henry spouses - and all my father's kin.) There are a lot of Henrys in NC! I have a lot on my ancestors' siblings, some of which was very hard to find, but I have just about reached a stopping point. I want to print all that I have on the computer and give it to my children. I am 79 years old, and after spending about 7 years on genealogy, I am ready to get back to spending more time with my children and grandchildren. I do appreciate your trying to help.
If you are interested in the families of James (1751-1817) or his son, Charles (1801-1859) I will be glad to give you what I have. I have very little on Alexander, Flora and family. I would love to know about their lives in Scotland and after they arrived in New Hanover County, NC.
Good luck in your searching. Let me hear from you.
Marianne Morris Miller
G. Ulmer Miller [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I am mainly interested in the FLORA SELLERS/ and ANY PROOF to this connection. =
SEND me Where the info came from =
AND any info on her and ALEXANDER HENRY/HENDRY's kids
Appreciate you Caring enough to respond after being sick.
I sent a chart on HENRY FAMIIES = all I know
And sent thro our SELLERS group = should know these names
Usually it BEST to Find your Oldest Proven Relation and Work the Census/TaxList/marriages,
birth of kids/deaths BACKWARDS=
You can usually Follow the Families that way .
MAYBE time for a FAMILY Reunion/get to gether?
July or August?
Phone family and see best date for All!
YOU will NOT regret it.
whether small or large.