BARRY CO, MISSOURI (made in 1835 from Greene Co)
lays next to McDonald, Newton, Lawrence, Stone,Co's Mo
lays next to Carroll and Benton Co AR





Hamilton CO, TN

1840 BARRY CO, MO =

1850 BARRY CO, MO =

            Don Marsh <>

1860 Barry County Missouri FedCen
White River Twp, P.O. Roaring River
C. C. BAKER             25      M       TENNESSEE
EFFACI BAKER            25      F       TENNESSEE  (nee SELLERS -Don)
M. Z. BAKER              3      F       ARKANSAS
JOSEPH C. BAKER          1      M       MISSOURI

A. T. SUTHERLAND        31      M       GEORGIA

CALVIN SELLERS          35      M       TENNESSEE
FRANCES SELLERS         35      F       ?
BALEN BARNS             19      ?       ?

MARY CELLERS            63      F       NORTH CAROLINA
MALINDA CELLERS         28      F       TENNESSEE
MARY SNELSON            27      F       ARKANSAS
MARY F. SNELSON          5      F       ARKANSAS
JOHN C. SNELSON          3      F       ARKANSAS

Contributed by:
Don Marsh, 903 East Main Street, Mexia, Texas 76667

Calvin Sellers White River, Barry, MO 35 abt 1825 Tennessee Male
Frances Sellers White River, Barry, MO 35 abt 1825 Tennessee Male


Frances Sellers Flat Creek, Barry, MO abt 1826 Tennessee White Female
J C Sellers Flat Creek, Barry, MO abt 1826 Tennessee White Male (was our first name James? msh)
Lamson Sellers Roaring River, Barry, MO abt 1799 North Carolina White Male (is this Sampson? msh)


            Don Marsh <>
       1880 Barry County Missouri FedCen
Flat Creek
CALEB BAKER             45      TENNESSEE
EFPHATHA BAKER          46      TENNESSEE (nee SELLERS -Don)
JOSEPH C. BAKER         21      MISSOURI
MARY F. BAKER           18      ARKANSAS
MARTHA BAKER            13      MISSOURI
RHODA BAKER             11      MISSOURI
WM. A. BAKER             8      MISSOURI
Contributed by:
Don Marsh, 903 East Main Street, Mexia, Texas 76667

1880 BARRY CO, MO =

Calvin Selleno Francis Flat Creek, Barry, MO abt 1826 Tennessee Self , mom and dad born NC (ckHamCo., TN,msh)
Francis Selleno Calvin Flat Creek, Barry, MO abt 1826 Tennessee Wife , mom and dad born NC

John Rice 27 Sarah Rice 26 tn, al, tn
Aone A. Rice 5 James L. Rice 3 Elizabeth Rice 1










Tim & Connie Lawson []
Subject: Re: [Lawson List] Re: Senter Lawson w/child Lucy Jeffers (1880 census)

I have posted this before on Wm B & Clarissa Lawson Jeffers/Jeffries:

From the Biographical Appendix, Goodspeed's 1888 History of Barry County MO

Transcribed and submitted by Bob Banks <>

Dr. Thomas H. Jeffries, the oldest practicing physician and surgeon of
Monett, Mo., was born in 1837 in Clinton County, Ky., and is a son of
William and Clara (Lawson) Jeffries. William Jeffries was of English
descent, and was born in Tennessee in 1812. He resided in his native state
until after his marriage, when he removed to Clinton County, Ky., where he
resided until 1856. He then removed to Benton County, Ark., thence in 1863
to Lawrence County, Mo., coming to Barry County three years later. Here he
spent the remainder of his life, dying in 1869. His wife was born in
Tennessee in 1813, and is still living.

She {Clarissa} is the mother of twelve children, viz.:

Nancy (deceased), John (a farmer in Arkansas), Joshua (of Washington County,
Ark.), Sarah (wife of Hiram Cooper, of Barry County, Mo.), Susan (wife of
John Gilham, of Barry County, Mo.), William (deceased), Lucetta (wife of
Thomas Wells, of Barry County), James (of Barry County), Clara (wife of
George Counts, of Madison County, Ark.), Victoria (wife of Alex. Fritz),
Lawson (deceased) and Thomas H.

Our subject grew to manhood on his father's farm in Kentucky, and in 1856
went to Benton County, Ark., coming to Barry County, Mo., in 1867. He
located at Corsicana, and established a drug store, and in 1870 began the
study of medicine. Three years later he commenced practicing his profession,
at which he has since been actively engaged. In 1877 he removed to Washburn,
remaining until March, 1883, when he came to Plymouth, now Monett, where he
has since resided.

His marriage with Mary J. Ricketts was celebrated in 1858, and to them have
been born eight children: Caledonia (Mrs. H. Wormington), Leroy, Emma (Mrs.
Frank Reece), Nolia (Mrs. Lloyd Jones), an infant deceased, Lawson, Bertha,
and Clarence (deceased). Mrs. Jeffries was born in Tennessee in 1839, and is
a zealous member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For the past five
years Dr. Jeffries has, in connection with his practice, been engaged in the
drug and grocery business. Politically he is a Republican. He is president
of the board of councilmen of Monett, and is a Mason and Odd Fellow.

Return to Focus on Monett

Return to Barry County

© 2002 Susan Tortorelli All Rights Reserve


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Subject: Re: [Lawson List] Re: Senter Lawson w/child Lucy Jeffers (1880

> Randloph lawson dau clarissa married william b. jeffers b. campbell co
> tn 1812
> married 1830 campbell co tn died 1897 barry co mo.
> try these lines
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> Subject: [Lawson List] Re: Senter Lawson w/child Lucy Jeffers (1880
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>> Senter Lawson and Harriet Hill were married in 1871 and were childless,
>> so I presume that your Jeffers belonged to someone else. In 1873, an
>> Elkanny Jeffers married a Matilda Cheatham in Hawkins County. He was
>> widowed in 1880 and married Haley Sellers in 1888. Senter's brother
>> Henry married Mary Marena Luster, Mary Jane Luster married John J. Dyer,
>> William T. Dyer married W. T. Jeffers, and they lived next to Elkanah in
>> 1880. So, my first thought is that Elkanah was the father of your
>> Jeffers.
>> David
>> ====

J. C. Sellers


Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO, Thursday, Jan 4, 1900

Forest Grove News: We feel sad over the loss of J. C. Sellers but feel sure it is not a loss to him but gain. For years he had been moving to the Sprit, therefore he shall reap life everlasting.Obituary: Sellers: Died, Thursday, Dec 28, 1899, at 6:30 p.m., James Calvin Sellers, aged 75 years, 5 months and 27 days.With the passing of Elder J. C. Sellers disappears one of the pioneers and most prominent members of the Baptist church of Barry County. Since the organization of the Barry County Association sixteen yeas ago he had continuously presided as moderator and assisted in the institution of many churches over the county. He was one of the founders of the First Baptist Church of Cassville, organized on Saturday before the first Sunday in June 1883, and also Cassville NO. 2. James Calvin Sellers was born in Hamilton Co., Tenn., near Ooltewah, July 1, 1824, where he married Frances Ragan, Dec 21, 1848. About 1862 he moved to Benton Co., Ark., where he was a neighbor of M. C. Messer's parents, and shortly after came to Barry County, settling on White River. In 1856-7, he taught school on Kings Prairie and among his pupils were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Goodnight of Cassville and Houston Marbut of McDowell. While living on White river he had charge of the Easley ferry and after the battle of Pea Ridge moved to Springfield. In 1868, he returned to this county, locating on the place where he died, four miles southeast of Cassville. In 1874-5, he was superintendent of the public schools of this county and in 1878 he was elected county treasure on the Democrats ticket. He was one of the charter members of Pythagoras Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of this place. Services were conducted at Horner Church, Saturday by Eld. J. C. Sills after which interment occurred in Horner Cemetery.


Louise Sellers - Abstract

Louise Sellers, 67, of Cassville, died August 22 at Red Rose Inn in Cassville.

Mrs. Sellers was born October 23, 1931, in Mazard, Arkansas, the daughter of Oran and Pearl Waters Moody. She graduated from high school in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas. She moved to Cassville in 1965 where she managed the Cassville City Pool for several years. She operated the Red House Cactus Company for over 20 years.

She married James Sellers on June 13, 1964, in Stillwell, Oklahoma, and he preceded her in death January 9, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, of Washburn; one step-daughter, of Jefferson City; two step-sons, of Webb City and of the state of Texas; two brothers, Oran Moody Jr. and Raymond Moody, both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Moody.

Services will be 10 a.m. tomorrow, August 25, at Fohn Chapel in Cassville with Rev. Glenn Erwin and Rev. James Erwin officiating. Burial will be in Rowley Family Cemetery in Washburn under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home of Cassville.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, August 24, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Quality Home/Health Hospice.


Suzanne Sellers sent a photo and data for her Civil War ancestor, Albert Woodruff. Albert was the father of Sam Woodruff and he was married to my great-great-aunt, Stella Pease.

I believe that it was Joseph, Albert's son, who was Suzanne's ancestor. Correct me if I am wrong, Suzanne.

Albert was a Union soldier.

And Wilma Fields added a photo for her Civil War ancestor, William Thomas Taylor.

He also was a Union soldier.

Thanks so much to Wilma Fields, Suzanne Sellers and Jay Trace for your help and the photos that you so generously shared with us.

Donna Cooper, Barry County Coordinator


FROM BigDave []
Any information pertaining to the below would bee greatly appreciated.
Article of Assasination of James McCaslin, 3 Dec 1887, Neosho Miner and Mechanic.
James McCaslin Assassinated in Barry Co.
A special to the Springfield Leader of the 28th ---, says:

Saturday the 25thinst., James McCaslin of White River township Barry County was traveling the road near the old Sellers farm, on White River, about 20 miles southeast of this place, near the Arkansas line, was waylaid and killed by one James Hambrick, a neighbor of McCaslin. It is said that an old grudge existed between the two men, and that about a month ago they had a quarrel, but separated without doing bodily harm to either. It is also said that a spark of jealously has been nurtured until it has been kindled into a good sized flam, and is reported as another cause for the killing. Hambrick tald his wife that he killed McCaslin and she told the people. The murderer has departed for parts unknown, but it is hoped that he will be captured, and brought to speedy justice. Our people deplore the killing of this man, ass well as any other man, and hope very soon he may be brought to punishment. Parties were this morning after a coffin for McCaslin

= (Frederick Hambright was associated with Rev War James Sellers from TN,msh, probably, NOT same)



Marquies L. Rice Liberty Twp, MO Barry 29-Dec-1884 John Rice Sarah E. Rice Sarah E. Sellers, mother's maiden name

Margis L. Rice Barry Co Mo Barry Dec 29, 1885 John Rice Sary E. Rice Sellers , both parents 31, dad born AR, mom born TN. CHILD = MALE, 5TH CHILD OF SARAH.

William Sellers, WW II, killed in plane crash in 1967,
Ruth (Garner) Sellers, killed in plane crash in 1967,


Oak Hill Cemetery - Barry County Genealogical & Historical Society submission - James McKinney Bower, Mona Ann (Watson) Bower, Clarence E. Meador, James Henry - DC added, Barbara Anna (Thompson) Henry DC added, Sebra Haddix, wife of Phillip, Mary Ellen Burton, Bertha Burton, Clifford Burton, Culver's added, Eva Garner, William Garner, Culver's added, Ada Belle Garner, Edna Faye Garner, photo on stone, Wanda Ruth (Garner) Sellers, William Winfield Sellers, WW II, James S.B. Berry, Broken piece of stone age 56 years, Burl Mitchell Reed, Earl B. Reed, Woodmen of the World.

Thanks to helpers Jim Wilson, Judy Wilson, Phyllis Long and the Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society for these new submissions.

Donna Cooper
Donna Cooper []


Horner Cemetery - Phyllis Long added notes for these - Marzell
> (Garrett) Beck, Elza David Beck,
> Joseph Caleb Baker,
> Dorothy Johnson Beck,
> Andrew Beck,
> Vesta Ann (Cook) Baker,
> Andrew "Andy" Jackson Baker,
> Rev. Andrew "Nan" Jackson Baker,
> Elsie A. Baker,
> Agnes "Aggie" Jane (Wallen) Baker,
> Ephpha "Effie" (Sellers) Baker,***
> Virginia Belle (Carnes) (Reed) Preddy,
> Michael A. McKinney,
> Ella Pauline (Pitts) Horner.
> .htm
Eppha Baker December 18, 1914 Barry 37860 = BORN POLK CO., TN, father SAMPSON SELLERS, BORN TN, MOM = ==COWEN, BORN TN, WIDOW, signed JOSEPH BAKER