MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI LAND

SELLERS IN MISSISSIPPI

MARION CO, MS = NASH CO, NC

From: GINNY
             "English" <english@c-zone.net>
    The records came from the MSGenWeb Archives for the State.  Not all
counties
are listed.  You can go to this page, and select archives and then from
there Mississippi Archives, or you can run a search.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~msperry/index.htm

WAR OF 1812

JOHN SELLERS BATT'N 7 REG'T (PERKINS') MISSISSIPPI MIL. PRIVATE
SILAS SELLERS BATT'N 7 REG'T (PERKINS') MISSISSIPPI MIL. PRIVATE CORPORAL
SILAS SELLARS HINDE' BATTALION, CAVALRY, MISSISSIPPI MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE

 

==========
  From:
        John E Cain <jecain@worldnet.att.net>
GC-Amite Co. Ms Deeds Forum

AMITE CO, MS
MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS BY INHABITANTS OF AMITE COUNTY

[HF:14 Cong., I sess.:DS]

(Referred March 22, 1816)
To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States in Congress assembled

The memorial of sundry inhabitants of Amite County in the Mississippi
Territory humbly setting forth That many of the Settlers on the Public
Lands feel much distressed in consequence of the Presidents proclamation
ordering their removal: we your memo rialists represent, that since the
Land Sales in October last purchases have been made to a great amount and
many of the Settles ousted by the new purchasers and no valuable tract
of
Land remains now to be sold under cover of settlement. Those that now
remain on the Public Lands are of the poorest class of People and on land
not of sufficient value to induce purchasers and that their little
improvement add so much to the value of the land: and were the occupants
possessed of the means, no doubt many of them would purchase But what
makes their distress the more sensibly felt, is, that they are ordered
to
remove from the Public Land in consequence of their inability to pay When
at the same time the United States are in arrears to them for se rvices
rendered both in the Indian & British wars some of whom laid down their
lives while in the service of their Country whose widows & orphan
children are now dependent on their friends and a grateful Country for
subsistence Humanity forbids that their hardships should be increased.
Your memorialists are well aware of the claim that the State of Georgia
has on the faith of the United States in carrying into effect their
agreement and cession entered into with the State of Georgia & that they
cannot intefere in giving any relief in the premises without a violation
of that faith or the assent of Georgia Your memorialists flatter
themselves that the State of Georgia will not hesitate a moment to give
their assent to a measure having such strong claims on their humanity
more es pecially when it is understood that the settlers on the Public
Lands are far the greater part their own children the decendants of
Georgia-Now, the prayr of your memorialists is that one years indulgence
may be given to the settlers on Public Lands b efore they are removed
except by purchase; in which time they will in all probability be in some
degree relived.
And your memorialists as in duty bound will ever pray &c

Micajah Davis
John Cockerham sr
John Dixon
Hardy Coward
Roger Dunn
Thos Sellers
Thos. L Husband
C Gayden
Jacob Boatner
A Gayden
Josiah Gayle
John Loury
WI Loflin
Z. Lea
David?
Johns David Davis
John J. Simmons
Robert P. Davis
Nezan Lewis
Corn Van Houten
Jesse McCoy
Fleming Watkins
George Gerald
Fleming Tynes
Archibald Brown
Tho: Batchelor
James Marler
John Burton
John Gill
Henry Humble
Charles McMaes
Rich" Murphey
Joseph Clark
Robert Berryhill
Isaac Berryhill
Jacob Decell
Sam'l Hayes
Evin Whitington
John Robinson
James Welch-
Darus Anderson
Wm T Padelford
J. Hinson
Wm More
Robert Berryhill
[MS. illegiblelWm uell ?recheck
Stephen Cade
Richard Curtis
Will Jones
Benjamin Tarler
John Hill

MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY 673
John Cockerham
Peter Hill
David Hill
Robt Loury
Jonathan Cortney
David Cox
John Cortney
John Cain
Thomas MoKnight
Isaiah Cain
Herbert Morgen
Waltem Huly
Abraham Pucket
John Monty
Elias Cortney
Benjamin Lewis
Robert Cortney J
ohn Lobe
Francis Martin
Robt B. Wells
John Martin
Rukins Jelka
James Mitchel
Randall Goolsbe
Robert Griffin
Richard Varnell

[Endorsed) Memorial of Sundry Inhabitants of Mississippi Territory -
Settlers on Public Lands
March 22. 1816 Refd to the Committee of the Whole House, on the Bill from
the Senate "Relating to Settlers upon the public Lands." Lattimore C. 21.
Com Whole on bill 9. on the subject"


List of Taxable Property in Madison County, MS
                Territory-Dated 19 JUL 1810

Sellars, James 



1820 MS CENSUS=WARREN CO, MS
136 Templeton         Joseph     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    137 Clarke            Stephen    0     1     0     0     1     0     1     1     0     1     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    138 Sellers           John       0     0     0     0     1     0     3     1     0     1     0     0     0     4     0     0     0     1     0     1     1     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    139 Galloway          Alfred     2     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    140 Evans             William    0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    105 Stephens          John       1     0     0     0     2     0     1     0     1     0     0     0     0     3     0     0     1     0     0     1     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    106 Vick              Hartwell   0     0     0     1     1     0     2     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    107 Chisolm           Samuel F.  3     1     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     1     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    108 Sellers           Matthew B. 0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    109 Jenkins           John       1     0     0     0     1     0     4     0     0     1     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     2     3     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    110 Brown             Robt. T.   0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    111 Head              Bonn       0     1     0     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0


1830 MS
1840 MS

1850 MS

1860 CALHOUN CO,MS
ABRAM SELLARS, PAGE 601 BIG CREEK
MARGARET SELLARS, PAGE 600 BIG CREEK
MARTHA J. SELLARS, PAGE 597 BIG CREEK 



1880 CALHOUN CO, MS
mortality =
LOUIS x SELLERS 108 NC /old age (born 1772) - POST census =
RICHARD SELLERS 2 MS - strangled 

CARROLL CO, MS

   From:
        mblocher@world.std.com (Marie D Blocher)
     To:
        marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>

In the Pioneers book, there is mention of a Wm B. Sellers being appointed
with others, to appraise the personal property of I. K. Wootan, dec'd,
but no mention of John W.
Marie 


        From:
             "Diane Smith" <dmsmith@peganet.com>

1850 Carroll Co MS Census P.265
Maria MCNEAL 24 yr b. SC 5000 Dwell #164
Rebecca 13 yr b. MS
John 11 yr b. MS
Martha 8 yr b. MS
Mary 6 yr b. MS
James 4 yr b. MS
John W. SELLERS 37 yr b. SC
M______  42? yr b. AL
**Note The bottom of page is cut off on the Census I have but the first
letter looks like M  and it is a female. No other children in HH listed
under SELLERS. The M __ may also be a different Surname than SELLERS &
MCNEAL, I only have the tip of the name as it it the last name on the page
but does not look like SELLERS.
Diane Smith
Florida



NOXUBEE CO, MS (made in 1833 from Choctaw)
SARA'S PAGE

1840 =
1850=
1860=
1870 NOXUBEE, MS=(not on cd)

1880 NOXUBEE, MS=
Mortality=
Mrs C.SELLERS, 25 MS/Nov/childbirth 



1880 NOXUBEE CO, MS =partial?
J.W. SELLERS 60M GA (James N. SELLERS/Nancy BUTLER/7-17-1845/TallapoosaCoAl)
N.J. 55F AL, WIFE
W.A. 20AL, SON
J.P. 32 AL, SON
J.H. 4 MS, SON (yes, msh)
W.H.  8 months MS, SON


1900 NOXUBEE, MS=partial?
JAMES W. SELLERS 77 GA - 7/1822
NANCY 72 AL, wife
JIM 24 MS, SON
MINNIE 21 MS, DIL
JACK G. 13 MS, GRANDSON
WILLIE MAY 1 MS, GGS(great grandson

NOXUBEE CO, MS MARRIAGES
J.P.SELLERS/MARY ANN E. JONES/DEC 18,1881
J.P.SELLEERS/LETETIA POINER/OCT 20,1884
JAMES O. SELLERS/NANCY ANN HERRING/SEP 11/1847
W.A.SELLERS/ADDIE DAVIS,/FEB 22,1883
W.H.SELLERS/MINNIE CLEMENS/SEP 9, 1897
does this include female marriages?



OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
FROM Cher
             CherWoodP@aol.com
SELLERS, JAMES FREEMAN, educator; b. Starkville, Miss., June 1, 1862; s.
Thomas George and Mary Elizabeth (Crenshaw) S.; B.A., U. of Miss., 1885,
M.A., 1890; student U. of Va., 1892; teaching fellow U. Chicago, 1896-98;
LL.D., Mississippi College, 1917; Sc.D., Mercer University, Macon, Ga.,
1933;
m. Dora Fort.  Dec. 20, 1888; d. Thomas Fort, children William Leroy,
James
Freeman, Erie Dees, Mark Ashley, Abbott Mannie, Prof. chemistry,
Mississippi
Coll., 1888-93; same, Mercer U., 1893-1918, acting pres., 1913-14, dean,
1914-18; dean Oglethorpe U. Sch. of Science and of the university, July 1,
1919--.  Served as Y.M.C.A. areq educational secretary in Great Britain,
1918; prof. chemistry, Army Ednl. Corps, A.E.F. Univ., Beaune, France.
1919.
Democrat.  Baptist.  Author:  Treatise on Analytical Chemistry, 1900.
Home:
Atlanta, Ga. Died May 19, 1936.

1860 OKTIBBEHA CO, MS
THOMAS G. SELLARS, PAGE 41 STARKVILLE

Subject:
             Mississippi Sellers

        From:
             "English" <english@c-zone.net>
    BIRTH DATA -- RESIDENTS, FORMER RESIDENTS ALIVE IN 1917
During the last two years of World War I, almost 24 million Americans were
required to register for the military draft. I must emphasize civilian
registration because only a small minority of these men was ever inducted
into the military. A higher percentage of this American male population
was
reached by this process than by the 1920 census. In addition, the
information provided was much more complete and reliable than the census
information because the registrant was the person providing the
information.
Because many states did not have birth registration during the years these
men were born, the cards serve the function of substitute birth records. -
Ray H. Banks

Calhoun County MS

Sellars, William 1874 B Calhoun MS

Copiah County MS

Sellers, Howard (Harvard) 24 Jun 1889 W Crystal Springs MS Copiah MS
Sellers, Joe 2 May 1889 W Simpson Co. MS Copiah MS
Sellers, John H. 22 Jun 1876 W Copiah MS
Sellers, Onah V. 16 Mar 1878 W Copiah MS

Covington County MS

Sellars, Christopher Columbus 11 Jun 1890 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellars, Devan 29 Aug 1895 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellars, James Johnson 26 Jun 1900 W Covington MS
Sellars, James Wilson 28 May 1882 W Covington MS
Sellars, Sylvester 12 Jul 1886 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellars, Taylor Ruben 15 Feb 1894 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellers, Ausber Wilks 25 Apr 1894 W Shelton MS Jones MS
Sellers, Ausber Wilks 25 Apr 1894 W lives in Sanford MS Jones MS
Sellers, Dock 21 Apr 1891 W Old Hickory MS Smith MS
Sellers, Dock 21 Apr 1891 W lives in Mt. Olive MS Smith MS
Sellers, Ervin 29 Jun 1895 W lives in Mt. Olive MS Smith MS
Sellers, George Washington 30 Mar 1888 W Moselle MS Jones MS
Sellers, George Washington 30 Mar 1888 W lives in Sanford MS Jones MS
Sellers, Herman Buford 13 Nov 1895 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellers, Jasper Hubert 19 Aug 1898 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellers, John Webster 6 Aug 1900 W Covington MS
Sellers, Mack 8 Apr 1873 W Covington MS
Sellers, Martin Alexander 8 Aug 1891 W Covington Co. MS Smith MS
Sellers, Robert Henderson 5 Sep 1894 W Covington Co. MS Covington MS
Sellers, Van Martin 22 Nov 1895 W Grant Par. LA Covington MS
Sellers, William Edward 7 Aug 1892 W Sanford MS

Forrest County MS

Sellars, Claud 30 Jan 1894 W Ellisville MS Forrest MS
Sellers, Andrew 5 Apr 1900 W Forrest MS
Sellers, Clyde Appleton 21 Sep 1884 W works Gulfport MS Forrest MS
Sellers, James Lesley 24 May 1882 W Forrest MS
Sellers, Luther T. 2 Jun 1897 W Moselle MS Forrest MS
Sellers, William Oscar 31 Oct 1885 W Forrest MS
Sellers, Willie Mortin 18 Apr 1893 W Bogalusa LA

Lamar County MS:

Sellers, E.D. Nov 1894 B Pender Co. NC

Jackson County MS:

Sellars, Willie 7 Apr 1893 B Greenville AL Jackson Co. MS
Sellers, James Carway 20 May 1883 W Jackson Co. MS
Sellers, Leon 23 Mar 1879 W works Pascagoula MS Harrison MS

Hancock County MS:

Sellers, David 25 Dec 1872 W Hancock MS
Sellers, Willie 17 Aug 1895 B Ivanhoe NC

Harrison County MS:

Sellers, Joe 3 Aug 1881 B works Fenton MS Harrison MS
Sellers, Leon 23 Mar 1879 W works Pascagoula MS Harrison MS

 Jasper County MS:

Sellers, Joseph Everett 26 Mar 1873 W lives RFD Heidelberg MS

Pearl River County MS

Sellers, Isaiah (Iseah) 14 Jul 1896 B Mississippi

Perry County MS

Sellars, Jeffie Calvin 15 Jul 1899 W lives RFD Wiggins MS Perry MS
Sellers, Ance 9 Jan 1892 W Estabutchie MS Perry MS
Sellers, Jack 1 Jan 1877 B Perry MS
Sellers, Jeffie Calvin 15 Jul 1899 W lives RFD Wiggins MS Perry MS
Sellers, John 16 Dec 1894 W Estabautchie MS Perry MS
Sellers, Leon 13 Aug 1894 W Beozer MS Perry MS
Sellers, Lura 14 Jul 1895 W Taylorsville MS Perry MS
Sellers, Van E. 29 Aug 1900 W lives RFD Wiggins MS Perry MS
Sellers, Will Dec 1892 B Alabama Perry MS

Sunflower County Mississippi

Sellers, Charley 15 Dec 1892 B Baird MS Sunflower MS
Sellers, Eugene 1884 B Sunflower MS
Sellers, James 15 Sep 1898 B Sunflower MS
Sellers, Joseph Ernest 27 Aug 1895 W McGhee MS Sunflower MS
Sellers, William R. 2 May 1900 W relative lives Crenshaw MS Sunflower



WEBSTER CO, MS=
 DARLENE'S PAGE

   From:
        Edward Bardin <meb1@frontiernet.net>

Surname: Henry Clay Bardin, Andrew Bardin
-------------------------

I am looking for info for Henry Clay Bardin and his father Andrew Bardin.
Henry (3/6/1861-11/6/1919) had one son,Cyrus(8/1/1886-7/22/1966) & 5 or
6 daughters all born in south Al. Henry was married to Mary Jane Sellers
& left, I'm told, the state sometime around 1897 after being involved in
a shooting & never returned.He supposedly moved to the state of Miss.,
changed his last name to Griffith-starting over with a new family.Henry's
father, Andrew (8/6/1833-1/2/1899)was probably also from south Alabama.
The dates are hopefully correct, they've been passed down thru the years.


        From:
             "Ginny Walker English" <english@c-zone.net>

Lots of information about Rev Samuel Sellers here:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~msswterr/bren.htm



FROM GINNY
             "Ginny Walker English" <english@c-zone.net
TOBIAS GIBSON - AREAS OF MINISTRY AND CHURCH MEMBERS

In 1800 the territory covered by the itinerant preacher Tobias Gibson, in the Mississippi
Conference was Adams, Warren, part of Claiborne and Jefferson counties.  There were
several considerable settlements on the waters of Coles Creek, Jefferson County, MS,
where Societies existed from a very early period. Mr. Gibson formed a Society in
Claiborne County, six or eight miles southeast of Port Gibson, consisting of the families of
Gibson, Newman, Coburn and Tabor. Gibson preached to the families settled about
Grindstone Ford, on Big Bayou Pierre, and about Rocky Spring. He also organized a
church at St. Albans on the south side of Big Black River, a mile or two below the Port
Gibson and Vicksburg road which crossed at Hankerson's Ferry. The Ferry was used by
barges, keel and flat boats coming from the Mississippi River, so it was an important
sending and receiving point for early settlers. Not many years later, the public wagon roads
were cut out to the River above and below the Big Black so that St. Albans was superseded
as a shipping point. It was abandoned quickly by the first settlers, the locality thought to be
sickly.  St. Albans was the home of John Griffing's brother Gabriel Griffing, who was
married to Hannah Coleman, Penelope's sister and granddaughter of Rev. Sam Swayze.
Hannah's children were Jeremiah, Gabriel, Hannah and John Griffing.

The Griffings of St. Albans moved to Prairie Jefferson in NE Louisiana. They are, at the
time of the book, being planned for another book about the early history of Louisiana
Methodism.

Mr. Gibson crossed Big Black and visited the settlements around Warrenton, on the
waters of Bogue de Sha and Big Bayou. Here he found another branch of the Gibson
family, where Mr. Gibson would retire in later years. The first members of the church in
Warrenton [Warren Co., MS] were Stephen Gibson, William Lewis, and Jonas Griffing,
who built" a plain but commodious house for public worship, about one and a half miles east
of Warrenton, which was long known as "Hopewell" in Warren County.  Hopewell was
kept as a place of worship until 1822.  The settlement being barred on the west by the
Mississippi River, had extended eastward until it became necessary to build a more central
church.  They selected a narrow oak ridge of thin land, called Red Bone in order to
distinguish it from the cane fields. They built a plain log church about 1814 on land owned
by Moses Evans, and called it Bethel (the dates look weird, but are, according to the book,
correct).

At Bethel: John Sellers lived nearby and served as class leader. He was the brother of
Rev. Samuel Sellers. Members who joined were Thomas Galloway, Charles Henderson,
Russell Smith, Jonathon Guice, George Selser, and the Helms. About 1832 the log church
was succeeded by a commodious frame building, and much later a substantial brick edifice.
Even though the Federal soldiers vandalized and defaced and destroyed much of its
furniture, Bethel continued to grow.

About 1823 a little class was organized higher up on Big Bayou, known as Gibson's
Schoolhouse, built by Hon. James Gibson, Tobias' nephew. It was succeeded six or eight
years later by another school and church by Lum's Campground, and by Asbury Church. In
1824, another was built near Bogue de Sha at the ample dwelling place of  a venerable
Christian lady named Hyland.

About Tobias Gibson, who came from SC to the Natchez Mission about 1801, with Mr.
Stith Mead as presiding elder.  Mr. Stith never visited the territory, as such a thing was
not expected, so Tobias reported his travels to him.  The territory boundaries at that time
were Walnut Hills on the north and "the line of demarkation on the south."  The area
around Natchez was intolerant of Protestants and exclusively Catholic.  The first Baptist
preacher there had to flee the country and stay away from his family for 3 years to avoid
being sent
to the silver mines in Mexico for life as a penalty for preaching "Jesus Christ and him
crucified".  John Hannah, another Baptist preacher said something "rude against
Catholicism" and was assaulted and beaten in the streets of Natchez by a mob and thrown
into prison until his release which was demanded by the  American population.  Rev. Adam
Cloud, the first minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church who came to Natchez was
imprisoned, then banished from the country, his property confiscated.  Mr. Gibson sent his
report to the MS Conference at Camden [Madison County] on Jan 1, 1802, and listed 100
members that had been converted, an increase of 20.

Some dates and places from the minutes of the SC conferences:

From 1784 established pastoral charges west of the Allegheny Mountains in E. Tennessee
May 13, 1788 Holston, KY
Oct. 20, 1796 Baltimore
The Natchez Country was added after 1799 when Mr. Gibson was appointed missionary,
possibly as late as 1802. Miami and  Scioto, OH were added in 1804 Jan., 1802 Camden
SC, presided over by William McKendree

The territory became almost too much for Mr. Tobias to travel the 600 mile area and
minister to alone. His health began to decline, and his nature became "overtaxed."  He
sought a helper to minister to "these lambs in the wilderness."  He decided to go in search
of help.  He took a light wardrobe, umbrella and blanket, some traveler's bread, and dried
"venison or beef", materials for making coffee and a small sack of corn for his horse, and
started on his journey about the 10th of September, 1802 from the settlement of Rocky
Spring, [Claiborne Co, MS].  He was soon in the almost unbroken forest of the Choctaw
Nation.  He headed north on the Natchez and Nashville Trace, then northeast for Colbert's
Ferry, on the Tennessee River, a few miles below the Muscle Shoals, and from thence, by
way of Nashville to Strother's meeting house in Sumner county, northwest of  the town of
Gallatin, where the Western Conference was to meet on the 2nd of October, 1802. He did
not make the Eastern Conference on Cot 1, as he had earlier sent in his report.

On his trip he stayed at wayside inns "kept by the Indians and half-bloods" when he could
find one, and when he could not, he stopped about dark near water, provided for his horse
by feeding him from his saddle blanket the corn he carried.  He made a fire with steel, flint
and a punk, and ate his frugal meal.  After his devotions, he used his saddle bag for a pillow
and slept, aware of the danger.  Once he reached Strother's, he met Francis Asbury, the
bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.   Asbury was afflicted with rheumatism and had
to be carried to and from meetings.  Mr. Gibson listened to preaching by William
McKendree, Learner Blackman, Lewis Garrett, John Page and others at the Conference.
He reported 85 white and two colored members of the Natchez Circuit, a decrease of 13 for
the year.  He made his plea for help in traveling his territory, and was assigned Moses
Floyd, of Georgia. The Natchez territory was reassigned, placing it in the Cumberland
District with John Page aspresiding elder. The Cumberland District included:

Nashville- Thomas Wilkerson and Levin Edney
Red River- Jesse Walker
Barren- James Gwinn and Jacob Young
Natchez- Moses Floyd and Tobias Gibson



.Partial Listing of African Americans Lynched in Mississippi
James Sellers, Pittsboro, July 28, 1897