HAVE YOU read our extracts of ISAAC
SELLERS estate in PA with dau Eliz ,
wife of Jonathan LYON?=
HAVE you extracted ages of your Elizabeth Sellers LYONS on some census
YOU will probably need to follow EACH LINK on this page to lead to
States/counties/ and make a chart -
PLEASE send ALL info on LYONS connected close to SELLERS - marie, iowa
MARY, WE show an ELIZABETH SELLERS, dau of ISAAC SELLERS,,
from PA, died
1790 Ky ,
estate records of ALLEGHENY CO,PA= in 1800'S=
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?
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
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
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
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 13:33:32 -0400
Mary Baker <email@example.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
"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
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