Just found the following information from a social security application of
of the children in this family group. Sorry I don't have a county in GA;
tried a url I have where I can type in a town & state, but I come back with
nothing for HOMER BANKS, GA. Does anyone have a gazateer?? Since they
to Anderson County, S.C., it could be a nearby county, such as Floyd Co, GA
My mother always spelled this family name as SELLERS, but this was what
WILLIAM SELLARS, b ? 1850 - 1880 (?GA)
m. "SUSIE" WARD, (b GA?), Their children:
JANIE (JANE) SELLARS, b 14June1898 in HOMER BANKS,
married Polk Arflin, died February, 1983.
TIMA LUCILLE SELLARS, b April1900, married Henry Grady Phillips
JOHN SELLARS (spouse Beluh), b ?
OSCAR SELLARS, b ?
IDA LOUISE SELLARS, b ?
MAUDE SELLARS, b ?
CHESTER MARIE SELLARS, b ?, married Will Ballard
This family group moved from "Homer Banks," GA
to the Anderson or Abbeville
County area of South Carolina (at one time called "the Old Pendleton
District," where most of them remained & had families of their own.
Anyone recognize name(s) or places?
I would read 1900 BANKS CO, GA census and see who JANE SELLERS
CO, GA is
living with = should equal her parents
TRACE Their PARENT = ?
WILLIAM SELLLERS born 1850 died 1880? WHERE?
WHO is he OR recheck dates-
FIRST child born WHEN/WHERE=
READ 1910 CENSUS for her brothers/sisters =
WE don' t have info on these counties - BUT, if send your PROVEN earlier
info , it MAY
help others recognize NAMES
SEND = WHERE born=
WHERE kids born=
THANKS for sharing - start with younger kids and work back - with
SEND Name on Social Security index = zip code of where born/died=
SEND All Numbers -
Reposting my "trail" after doing some research at the National Archives
Chicago Regional location. I believe I had only back as far as William,
I posted before, but now:
(1) Sellers, Conrad, born 1790 to 1800, Haywood
Sellers, John, born 1780 to 1790, Haywood County, N.C. (prob.
(2) Conrad Sellers, born about 1820 in Haywood County, N.C.. Married
A.S. Sellers, born abt 1841
May Jane Sellers, born abt 1846, GA
JOHN H. SELLERS, born abt 1848, GA
Francis M. Sellers, b abt 1851, GA
Rebecca M. Sellers, b abt 1854, GA
Leonard Sellers, b abt 1856, GA
Ephraim Sellers, b abt 1859, GA
(3) JOHN H. SELLERS, b abt 1846, GA, married Elizabeth J.
William E. Sellers, b March 1869, Habersham Co, GA, d
Anderson Co, SC
Conrad Sellers, b abt 1866, Habersham Co, GA, d ?
May E. Sellers, b abt 1868, Habersham Co, GA, d?
(4) WILLIAM E. SELLERS, b March 1869, Habersham Co, GA, d Anderson
Susan (Ward), b abt 1869, GA
Chester Marie, b ?, married Will Ballard
Oscar, b ?
Maude, b Aug 1890, BANKS COUNTY, GA, married ? Jackson
Ida Louise, b January 1892 (BANKS CO, GA)
John Buren Sellers, b April 1894, married Beluh Arflin
(BANKS CO, GA)
Rose Sellers, b February 1896 (BANKS CO, GA)
Jane Sellers, b 14 June 1898, married Polk Arflin (BANKS
Tima Sellers, b April 1900, married Henry Grady Phillips
(BANKS CO, GA)
I know that most of the children of this family (if not parents - haven't
found on census) moved to either the Abbeville or Anderson Counties
neighbor), of South Carolina. Some family members past this point could
be living, hesitant to post further info..... Would love to find some
connection out there!!!
Can anyone tell me who is the father of my first Conrad .. John
I accumulated a lot of census information just today researching this
more in later, less earlier as I narrowed in (of course). Will post
seperately so will not be so long.... I'm sure some are cousins, some not;
maybe it'll help someone else?
In reply to:
X-Message: #1, Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:20:29 -0600 From: marie sellers
DON, Thank You very much for your help and patience. This John H. SELLERS
5-12-1848 GA appears to be the son of CONRAD SELLERS in 1850 HABERSHAM CO,
- MSG'S relation. And sounds like he lived in Appling Since 1907 AND in
and these people from Habersham Co, knew him and some or all were in
with him = GEO W. GRANT, O.J. REYNOLDS and W.R.C.BEARD
1916 Appling Co, GA, these people knew him = A.F.BYRD and G.F. MILTON
Thanks for sharing Don. marie, iowa
Don Sellers wrote:
At http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/default.htm you will find under
Pension Records a document from Appling County, Ga dated 28 Oct 1916.
Hi Marie, Don, Bill & other Sellers researchers:
It looks like the above JOHN H. SELLERS was in fact my great-great
grandfather. I believe that he was born in Habersham County, GA and later
moved to Baxley, Appling County, Georgia. (I understand that he died
well.) I had no idea there was a civil war record out there to search
thank you so much Don! I viewed the record available on line, but I
this is the complete record - does anyone know if these particular records
available at the National Archives Regional Offices or only thru the State
Archives (GA to be specific??) I'm within driving distance of the
Regional Office in Chicago; I can definitely check the next time I can fit
trip into my schedule. He applied in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia, but
stated that he enlisted on the 12th day of May 1864 (16 yrs old exactly)
Habersham County, GA. The first application was denied 30 Oct 1916 - He
told he had to have 3, not 2 affidavits/witnesses and needed to prove the
medical condition a direct result of service. The O.J. Reynolds and
Beard listed in the above message were residing still in Habersham County,
and signed affidavits stating that they also served with John H. Sellers
B, 11th (Whiteheads) Regiment of Georgia Volunteers. W.C. Pirkle and J.E.
Mercer were physicians & were, I think, in Appling County, GA. The
Geo W. Grant, A.F. Byrd and G.F. Milton, I didn't write down relations for
my notes - probably clerks of court in either Appling County or Habersham
County, GA. The record on line shows that he reapplied in Aug 1919 but
shows his application and just one affiidavit, from the above same O.J.
Reynolds. There it ends - surely there is more??
I believe that Don asked what the "H" in John H. Sellers stood for; I
don't know - haven't seen anywhere - but the given name, "Henry" repeated
this family line (& repeated & repeatedů) But, I'm not sure; The "H"
very well come from a maternal lines' namesake. Perhaps if there is more
pension record available, that information is within???
I saw Bill's inquiry on a James Sellers in regards to this line.
all the census reports for each county / state (they sure jumped around!)
I was basically following my direct line. The ones I have are available
the Sellers pages - Haywood County, NC, Habersham County, GA, Banks
GA. Is there a main index page for the "Sellers pages" where you can
a county/state???? I'm sure there is - I just don't have it! I think
James was one born in GA @ 1833? The only James I have in this line for
was a James Leonard Sellers, born @ 1852 in Habersham County, GA, son of
Henry Sellers (not my direct line, but brother, or rather, my direct would
Uncle of) & grandson of the Conrad Sellers who marred Artemisia Prince
(married in Haywood Co., NC, Bond # 000066258, on 24 Aug 1839, bondsman:
Sellers). Do you have any other information on your James Sellers, born
1833 in GA - wife's given or surname, children's names, etc???
In some recent information forwarded to me by another person researching
Sellers in GA, I see that there was also a JAMES M. SELLERS, born @ 1837
married a Jane Roberson. This James Sellers' father was John Millender
Sellers, b 8 Sept 1813 in Tuttnall County, GA and died 10 July 1888,
the Sellers Graveyard 5 mile north of BAXLEY, APPLING COUNTY, GEORGIA.
looks like John Millender Sellers' father was Samuel Sellers, b @ 1775 in
Duplin County, N.C. Samuel also had a brother named John Sellers who
a Jane Carter in Bullock County, GA, and a sister, named Penelope Sellers,
married a John Staten in 1794. Samuel, John & Penelope Sellers were the
children of Samuel Sellers who was born @ 1744 in Duplin County, N.C.
earliest Samuel Sellers was married to Zilpha Sellers (cousin); marriage
signed by JESSE X SELLERS and Absolem x Mettit; witness was James
I have not checked / researched my line with the above line, nor
researched the Abraham Sellers listed in many locations as "head" of my
line, but I remember seeing in the Sellers pages or thru a connectable
location(s) thru there, that my "Abraham" was referred to as Abraham L.
"JESSE" Sellers, and I believe possibly that he may have owned land in
or Sampson County, NC???
I do not mean to infer, positively, connections with/between all
Sellers above; there is much research to be done. But for those
possible connections, please note ALL the counties in N.C. and G.A. as
possible connections, and do check the Sellers Pages for those already on
line; then further checks should be done before / after what is already
I'm sure we'll find surprises! ( Also, I know it is enough work without
duplicating what is already there!)
I am sorry for being so very long winded, but do hope it helps to