MARY'S PAGE
mbakerlc@infinet.com 

JONTHAM LYON/ELIZABETH SELLERS married Dec 31,1806 BUTLER CO, OH

1810 =
1820=
1830=
1840=
1850= 

MARY, reviewing PREBLE CO, OH files on Finleys/Sellers you have sent -
But , I believe I see a chart of yours connected  to JONATHAM LYON and
Elizabeth SELLERS
married 1806 BUTLER CO, OH
WHERE IS this family in 1820/1830 = ILLINOIS? if so, WHEN?

HAVE YOU  read our extracts of ISAAC SELLERS estate in PA with dau Eliz ,
wife of Jonathan LYON?=
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/isac1790.htm

HAVE you extracted ages of your Elizabeth Sellers LYONS on some census =
please send=

YOU will probably need to follow EACH LINK on this page to lead to our
other
States/counties/ and make a chart  -
PLEASE send ALL info on LYONS connected close to SELLERS - marie, iowa 



       From:
             Mary Baker <mbakerlc@infinet.com>
 Dear Marie,
Sorry to be so late in contacting you regarding your 09/06/98 inquiry to me about Jotham and
Elizabeth Sellers.  In answer to one of your questions, they were married Dec 31, 1806 in Butler
Co., OH.  Jotham's father Nathaniel lived in Germantown, Montgomery Co, OH. until he died.
Jotham and Elizabeth lived here in Preble Co., (or better, paid taxes on a 130 acre farm in Sec 1,
Twp 7, Range 2 (Washington Twp east of, but not touching N. Sellers farm) in 1818.
   The husbands of Nathaniel Lyons' daughters moved to Marion Co., IN, (near Indianapolis) before
Nathaniel died (their location is mentioned in his will).  Jotham, presumably his wife, and, eventually,
his sister Sarah Lyon Taylor Wilson Sherer (my ancester and widow of her last husband Christian
Sherer) wound up there in 1838 for Jotham, and 1840's for Sarah.  A Rev War pension application
for Mercy Wilcox Lyon (Nathaniel's widow) is shown as having been submitted from Marion Co. in
1838, and has an affidavit from Jotham signed in Marion w/same date.
   A rather large WFT Vol I, pedigree has Jotham on it and his decendency line of Lyons', Wilcox's,
etc., along with a lot of descendents from the Marion Co. area, esp Jordan's and Agnew's (latter
from Butler Co.) that have "Private" after their vital info.  The use of "private" is a clue as to finding
who sent the chats in.  In this case, tho, there are so many, it would take many lookups and inquiries
to pin down the submitter.  I have just been to busy with representing our PC Gen Soct'y at a host of
workshops and festivals, not to mention being program chairperson, that I have not been able to
research this all.  The WFT family grp sheet is the only info I have that says Jotham died in Illinois,
(Vermillion Co.).
   I have copied off the David McCall info that was on Sellers-L 25 & 31 August, '98, etc.  about an
Isaac Sellers born 1787 in PA.  I have it in a folder of things to look up on a visit to Butler Co.
Butler was always a bear to research  until Wright State U. started helping them microfilm their
courthouse records.  They finally established an archives center in a former Sears store down town.
Much progress is being made in indexing this stuff, I think, (based on some of the things being sold
by the Butler Co Gen Soct'y -practically dead outfit until recently).  I really have lots to look up,
there.  I'm just swampped, right now, tho.
    Also, sometimes Jotham's name is copied goofy, but the records by far show it to be Jotham, not
Jonathan.
   I'll be glad to send you what I have on him.  Hoping that the new archives at Butler Co. may show
who Elizabeth's parents were.  They left here before census stuff shows any birthplace for her, or
Jotham.  The Lyons came from NJ with a brief stay in KY.  Nathaniel was among the very first
people "squatting"in Montgomery Co., in 1795!
   Let me know if you want copies of what I do have.  I want to get down to Hamilton, soon.
Would like to wait and see what I can find there. It will have to be after Ft. St Clair Days next
weekend, tho. I have duties both Sat and Sun.  Am making some new flyers to hand out.  We need
to recruit new members, or will die on the vine.  Hard to get anyone to be an officer.  For now, with
all my thanks, Mary Baker 

MARY, WE  show an ELIZABETH SELLERS,  dau of ISAAC SELLERS,, from PA,  died
1790 Ky ,
estate records of ALLEGHENY CO,PA= in 1800'S=
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/paallegh.htm

I  only have extracts of same -
NEED copy of ORIGINAL

heirs = JOHNATHON and ELIZABETH LYONS of ILLINOIS
We only show extracts of the ALLEGHENY CO, PA court files
and MASON CO, KY court records

YOU connect to JOHNATHON LYONS and ELIZABETH SELLERS?
WHICH child=

OR you connect to  Johnathon LYONS father Nathaniel LYONS ??
And another child?

SEND CHART/names/dates/ You connect to FROM THIS family=
IT has to be simple = names, dates, places
for ME to understand and see and know where to go! Thank You
===
1830 VERMILLION CO, IL
JOTHAM LYON, PAGE 101
JOSEPH R. WEST, PAGE 101
NO JACOB SELLERS

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1840 VERMILLION CO, IL =
JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 84, no twp
PETER LYON, PAGE 114
JOHN W. WEST, PAGE 90, DANVILLE
MICHAEL WEST, PAGE 134
OWEN WEST, PAGE 112 , GEORGETOWN
 

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1850 VERMILION CO, IL =

JOTHAM LYON,, page 325
NATHANIEL LYONS, PAGE 324
FREDRICK SELLARS, PAGE 288 21ST DISTRICT
FREDRICK SELLAUS, PAGE 288 "
HENRY SALLEE, PAGE 261, 21ST DIST
HENRY SALLER, PAGE 261,
MOSES SELLERS, PAGE 240 "
SAMUEL B. SELLERS, PAGE 240 "
JOHN SETTYER, PAGE 278 "'
JOHN SETTYN, PAGE 278 "
HENRY WEST , PAGE 294
JAMES H. WEST, PAGE 245
ESTHER ANN WEST, PAGE 306
MARY ANN WEST, PAGE 313
OWEN WEST, PAGE 319



Subject:
            SELLERS/WARD/PREBLE CO,OH

       Date:
            Tue, 10 Jul 2001 13:33:32 -0400
       From:
            Mary Baker <mbakerlc@infinet.com>

Marie, Jim Sellars et al,
    This is Mary Baker in Preble County ... slow researcher, and not an
affluent person.  There are a couple of documents that I have found and
shared with only two people, so far, that can illuminate a Robert
Sellers identity, I think.  I will send them to the rest of you, but I
was hoping to check something a little farther, before posting this.
But, I think I have to intercede now, regardless.
  1) I've collected an abstract of a deed record indicating that Joseph
Sellers Sr.(bro. to Nathan, William, John, etc.) had son Robert
(probably -only an estimate-by his wife Rachel Summers in Kentucky).  A
Robert Sellers is shown on our Preble marriages lists marrying Elizabeth
Ward on 05-13-1819.  The deed (abstract) is dated 3-1-1829 and continues
as follows:
  "Joseph Seller Sr. for love and affection to grandaughter Melinda
Seller, daughter of dec'd. son Robert Seller.  W1/2 SW1/4 S4 T7 R2.  Wit
- Jesse B. and Isaac Stephens Recorded 12-18-1830. Page 244."
(None of the Sellers surnames have an "s" on the end.)
   I wanted to look up the actual image of the deed to confirm the
spelling of the daughter's name:  Melinda  (versus Matilda, or Elvina,
for example).  I've not been able to do this, yet.  I hope to, soon, but
have lots of obligations pulling me many directions  They seldom seem to
let up!
   2)  I have collected abstracts of two Preble County court records
that indicate for Mar. 15 1819, and Nov. 8, 1819, that Robert Sellers,
Joseph Sellers, and others, incl. Jacob Hawk - were brought to court by
the State of Ohio for "rioting."   I wanted to research farther on this,
esp to try to see if the Joseph was Joe Sr. or Jr. and to get the final
judgment (which was not made explicit on the abstracting).  I've not
done that, yet.
   3)  There is an 1820 tax record entry for Robert Sellers, Estate of,
for 80 acres Range 2, Township 7, Section 4, SW Part.  This seems to
indicate Robert died before this tax was assessed (in 1920 for the year
1819).  I haven't been able to pursue this to collect the info for the
deed that conveyed this land to him, nor have I been able to see what
eventually happened to it ... yet.  But it does appear to be the same
land deeded to "Melinda," see above.
   3) Finally, there is the marriage entry for Joseph Sellers and
"Elizabeth Sellers" for 02-27-1821.  I hate to speculate; I'd rather
just collect data.  This does seem to indicate that Robert's brother
Joseph may have married his brother's wife, Elizabeth Ward Sellers at
this time.  If Elizabeth Ward was Robert's first wife, "Melinda" is
probably about all there was time for Robert to produce.  I have some
census records, but not quite complete.  I have yet to check for
anything on 1820 Fed for Robert, but it is probably out there on Marie's
data base, maybe ...  if Robert was around to be counted.  Indices
indicate he was not.  I have no further data on "Melinda."
    Some time ago, 31 Jan 2000, there was a post to this list (by
"Sellersgen@aol.com" and never signed by an individual) that included
stuff supposedly copied by William H. Sellers from "the Sellers Family
Bible" written in 1852 that listed Joseph's and Elizabeth's children.
It lists a Robert A. Sellers, born 2-6-1815.  The rest of the children
are dated after 1820.  I can't reconcile this with the records cited
above.  I also have some images of pages from a Cass Co., IN, "mug"
book, one, page 344, associated with "William H. Sellers," that seems to
be a bit of dross amongst floss.  Back before genealogy got on the
Internet, and got as popular as it is today, some early researchers that
had to do things by mail and by on-site visits, when "proving"
relationships by today's standards was not easy, took this to indicate
that a Robert Sellers may have been the name of the father of
Nathan,William, Joseph, John, and James Sellers.  That page indicates,
tho, that there were four sons and three daughters, and is doubtful as
to generational relationships.  What is floss and what is dross??
   I have tried to find a way to scan this stuff and send the images
with an e-mail, by sending trial messages to myself.  But the pages come
out so big that it takes 1/2 an hour to send an e-mail attachment of one
page, or I have to make the pages so small it can barely be read.  Until
I find out how to do this, I'll just have to send it to someone having
the time and smarts to do so.  The last address I had for Jim Sellars3
at aol was an APO.  If he will send me his current address, I will get
some of this to him to put on his pages.  Will send it to Marie, also,
for her to do with ... whatever.   Now, I'll get on with lunch and
mowing my yard before it rains again.  Eventually, I'll even get on with
the rest of my collecting.
Mary E. Baker