NEWTON CO, MS (made in 1836 from southern half of Neoshoba Co)
lays next to Clarke Jasper Kemper Lauderdale Leake Neshoba Scott Smith


SANDRA'S PAGE

JUANITA'S PAGE

JOANN'S PAGE

LOPER FAMILY

MARRIAGES =



LAND PATENTS?

CREEK WARS =


FROM MARTHA
Martha Belenchia
Deltamdb@aol.com

I found in a book on Land Deeds :
             Clancy Sellars 41.3 acres Township 6 Range 10 Dec. 27, 1867
                   I have found no other reference to Clancy in the library.

Mary Sellars  plots of land adjacent to Clancy
39.5 arcres at $1.25 an acre     bought Nov. 15, 1836
    and another plot 39.5 acres  same price  bought on Nov. 1, 1837     Township 7 North Range 10 East

                     This land is near an Indian reservation and town called Conehatta.
Also near town of Lake and a community called Gibbstown.
These areas are still very rural and swampy.

       I looked in the Newton County Cemetery Index 17782-1995 NO Sellars.

             Mississippi Marriages Early to 1825
                   Sarah Sellars  to Theophilus Marble Jan.11, 1819  in Jefferson County
                  Ann Sellars     to Frances Hill Sept. 15,1818  Amite County

       In the Newton County & the Civil War, a compilation
of newspaper articles and personal notes.
             Feb. 1864 Sherman and 30,000 men entered 3 miles west of Conehatta and destroyed the train station at Lake. Houses and farm animals were destroyed.
       In the History of Newton County from 1834 - 1894 by
A. J. Brown              Chapter V  titled Names of the men who first
settled in the county.
                   " In the Northwest part were the Ames,Bright Ammonds, ( probably the first white settler in that part of the country) and Coot and Sid Sellars." There is also a humorous story, about 2 paragraphs, about Coot Sellars hunting a bear on the Tuscalameta Creek.

             I hope I didn't miss anything and this info helps you. I also double checked the 1860 Census and did not find any Sellars.
I plan to go to the Dept. of Archive one of these days and maybe I can find more.

Martha Belenchia
Deltamdb@aol.com



1840 and 1845 NEWTON CO, MS = Need Ages and Neighbors = see below

MARY SELLERS, PAGE 146 (ck 1830 Simpson Co., MS, msh)
next
M. K. SELLERS, 20/30 and female 20/30, NO kids
next
ELIAS GOODSON (Where 1830?
next
WM SPRADLEY
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HIRAM MCCARTY
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A. S. SELLERS, PAGE 146, NO TWN = male 15/20 and no females or kids(1820/25,msh)ck Williamson Co., TX
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JOSEPH NETHRELAND
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WM DAVIDSON 60/70
MATHEW COOK SR, 50/60
SHADROCK JONES 60/70



From: Martha Belenchia
       Deltamdb@aol.com

Census 1840 Newton Co. shows:
 Mary Sellars
 males under 5 - 1 = 1835/40
 males 10-15 -1 = 1825/30
 females  5 and under 10  - 2 (1830/35, msh)
 females 10 and under 15 - 2
 females 40 and under 50 - 1 (1790/1800,msh)
 1 employed in agriculture

  M. K.  Sellars -
  males 20 to 30 - 1 (1810/1820,msh)
  females 20 to 30- 1
  employed - 0

 AS Sellars - males 20 to 30 - 1 (1810/20,msh) ck Williamson Co., TX
 1 employed in agriculture



1850 NEWTON CO, MS
MARY SELLERS 57 SC , PAGE 173, NO TWN, FARMER, LAND (1793)
SARHA? 27F SC
ELIZA 23F SC
AMANDA 21F SC
JENIFER?? 18F SC 1832 (1830 we were in SC, msh)
ADELINE 16F MS (ca1834,msh)
GEORGANEI? 13 F MS or BENJAMIN?? reread.
next
GEO SMITH 33 MS
MARTHA 18 MS

MATHEW SELLERS 34M TN? FARMER, NO LAND? (can't read), PAGE 157, NO TWN (1816,msh)
DELILAH? 27 MS
JAMES 9 MS (ca1841,msh)
MATILDA 6 MS
SAMUEL 4 MS (ca1846,msh)
MARGARET 1, TN?
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ANY MARRIAGES ON THESE KIDS?
WHERE IN 1860?
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MARY SELLERS married 1854 CLARKE CO, MS JOSEPH PICKETT
GEORGIA SELLERS married 1881 CLARK CO, ,MS J.J. EVERETT



From: Martha Belenchia
       Deltamdb@aol.com
Census 1850 Newton Co. Mississippi

             Matthew Sellars male 34 farmer born in Louisiana (ck St.Landry Parish per j_yellott)and Copiah,Ms,msh
             Delilah               female 27 born in Mississippi
             James               male  9 Mississippi (ca1841,msh)
             Matilda              female 6 "
             Samuel             male  4 " (ca1846,msh)
             Margaret            female  2 "

             Mary Sellars  female  57 farmer  worth $160.00  born in  South Carolina (ca1793,msh)
             Serepa - ?      female  37                                           "
             Eliza              female  23                                           "
             Amanda         female  21                                          "
             Melia ?          female   18                                         "
             Adeline          female   16                   Mississippi
             Benjamin        male     13                        " (ck Williamson Co., TX??)



1860 NEWTON CO, MS
NO SELLERS

Mary Tellers Newton, MS 75 abt 1785 South Carolina Female =

Alexandrew Merser 24 Ireland
Sarah Merser 23 Ireland
Margret Merser 11.12 MS
Mary Tellers 75 SC
Clarissa Tellers 40 SC (ca1820) WHERE 1870?
Melisse Tellers 25 MS (ca1835)
Adline Tellers 23 MS

 

CIVIL WAR =


1870 NEWTON CO, MS = CHECK land made from these counties and counties next door, msh

NO SELLERS?

1880

NO SELLERS

1900

WW1

Sellers, Dock 21 Apr 1891 W Old Hickory MS Smith MS (where 1900?msh)
Sellers, Dock 21 Apr 1891 W lives in Mt. Olive MS Smith MS



From:
        SHEILA ELLIS KELLEY <sheila@huntnet.net>
     GC-Forrest County Mississippi Queries
URL:      http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/Ms/Forrest/253
Subject:  Collins / Parker

Hi Kaaran, My great-great grandmother was Minerva Parker Collins(1850/1925),daughter
of Dr.Jesse S Parker & Gemima of Newton co,Ms.She was a Sister to Lillie
Parker Sellers(w/o James Norvell Sellers),wife to Prentise Powhaten Collins(1850/1937).
There was other siblings too.
Minerva's daughter Sallie Landry Boyce is buried by her,so is Sallies first
husband Roy Landry(died car wreck).Can you help with any info? Sheila



Date:
           Mon, 28 Jan 2002 09:44:59 EST
      From:
           Deltamdb@aol.com

I live in Union, Ms. ( Newton County) I will go to our local
library and see if I can clarify any of this information. Let me know if you
want anything else
                                     Martha Belenchia

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Message Board Post:

I have been reading some old posts about this family and thought I would put this info on this list. My husband is descended from the M.K Sellers on the 1840-50 Newton Co. census ,the 1860 Copiah Co. Ms census and the 1870 St.Landry Parish census his name is Mathew Kindrick Sellers born 1816-18.Near him on the census was Mary Sellers and A.S.Sellers age 15-20.Mary ,I believe moved from Simpson Co Ms to Newton.I recently saw in an old account book of James Ellis who owned a boarding ,stable store ect 1838 entries for M.K ,Allen and Sid Sellers I think there was a James E. Sellers as in the 1870 Williamson Co Tx a Benjamin Sellers age 22 is listed in his household.I think there is a connection between all these Sellers .Mary is sill in Newton Co in 1860 with daughters Clarissa,Melissa and Adeline missing is Amanda and Eliza .I would be interested if anyone has any connection to these Sellers.