Here is some more information on GEORGE or GEORGE LEONARD SEILER
or SELLAR (or Sellers) found in the the book, "German Speaking People West of
the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750 - 1800 & Some Emigres
Participations in the Early Settlement of SE Missouri," (1994) by Lorena Shell Eaker:
NC Land Patent B 15:339 - 10 April 1761 - PETER
SEILER / SAILOR receives
240 acres on both sides of middle branch of KILLIANS CREEK. & then:
ROWAN CO, NC Court of Pleas & Quarters Sessions -
21 October 1762 -
GEORGE SAILOR and WILLIAM ARMSTRONG granted letters of administration on estate of
PETER SAYLOR, deceased.
MECKLENBURG CO, NC Deed Book 4:95-7
- 20 April 1767 - ULRICK CROWDER
the above to GEORGE LEONARD SEALER, "it being the plantation which the said
GEORGE now lives on including the improvements, 240 acres granted to PETER
SEALER, deceased, 10 Apil 1761. <<date of death correct?? - same as land
LINCOLN CO, NC Deed Book B2:781-2
- 6 June 1774 GEORGE LEONARD SAILOR
sells 240 acres purchased from ULRICK CROWDER and said CROWDER of PETER
SEALOR, JR. , and granted to PETER SEALOR, SR on 10 April 1761.
GASPER / CASPER KEENER, b ca 1700, d. before 21 Oct 1762, LINCOLN
ROWAN CO, NC - Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions - 21 Oct 1762 - Ordered
that BARBARA KEENER have Letters of Administration on her deceased husband
GASPER KEANER; Securities: GEORGE SAYLOR & WILLIAM ARMSTRONG.
HENRY SCHLENKER / SLINDARD, b. ca 1736 or before (if the one on ship
Leathly, 1753), d. 29 May 1822 - April 1823 LINCOLN COUNTY, NC; married (1) before
1760 in LANCASTER, PA, GERTROUT SEILER, b. Ca 1740, died probably before
1800, LINCOLN CO, NC; m. (2) possibly 1799 - 1800 REBECCA ------(?), born
1755, died after 1823 in LINCOLN CO, NC. She may have been REBECCA
& appears to have been the widow of JOHN COCHRAN, died 1793. See LINCOLN
NC Deed Book 26:128 & 27:411. Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Lower
Macingie Twp., LEHIGH CO, PA: GEORGE SCHLENKER bp. 1 Aug 1762, of
HENRICH SCHLENKER & wife GERTROUT; sp. GEORGE SEILER, grandfather, and
SCHERTLIN'S wife, CHRISTINA. REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION # R9648 - 3 June
1851 - GEORGE SLINKARD of POPE, IL, makes claim & states he was 89 yrs
as of 4 May 1851 & born LANCASTER, PA. His father then Moved
in MARYLAND where he lived for a time, then moved to TRYON (now LINCOLN)
COUNTY, NC, where he entered the service in June 1780 in the NC Militia
GENERAL RUTHERFORD, where he served as GENERAL RUTHERFORD's servant.
Author's note: Family records show he died 6 Aug 1852 in POPE COUNTY, IL.
He also states his name was originally spelled SLINKER and of "DUTCH
> Hi everyone,
> Does anyone know who the children & descendants of this George Leonard
> be? How was George (who was listed on page 821 of the Lincoln Co, NC
> related to Conrad listed on page 880?
> The following are notes from a book entitled, "German Speaking People
> the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750 - 1800 & Some Emigres
> in the Early Settlement of SE Missouri," by Lorena Shell Eaker. I
> an excellent book for anyone researching German ancestry in the western
> When posting to the Sellers' pages, you might want to separate by
> States, but the author chose to list all the information found under each
> name, regardless of the specific county. This is good for the researcher
> it forces us to recheck the county boundaries and creation dates and thus
> realize it wasn't so much the people moving around as the county lines
> names changing around them! For those like me, researching back from
> COUNTY, NC, it is important to note that Haywood Co was created in 1808
> Buncombe Co; Buncombe Co was created in 1791 from Burke & Rutherford Co;
> part of Burke Co., NC was annexed to Lincoln Co from 1783 to 1818; Burke
> was created in 1777 from Rowan Co. and Rowan Co. was created in 1750 from
> Anson County, NC. Also, I believe that there is a note on the Sellers'
> Lincoln Co. page that says that the land deeds for Lincoln Co and
> Co were recorded as one and the same - I believe that Mecklenburg Co was
> from one of the above counties / area as well, so I suppose that is why
> The author does state that she has no proof that the GEORGE LEONARD
> in Lincoln Co, NC is the same person as the GEORGE LEONHART SELLERS born
> Trappe, PA and also later states that there may be more that one "JOHN"
> SELLERS (ha, ha!), so I suppose the same could be true of the Conrad,
> & others as well.
Let's see if our SELLERS can Help us in MONT CO, PA and LINCOLN CO, NC
TRAPPE/MONTGOMERY CO, PA =
Just Lost theWhole? Letter , so this will be shorter - good, huh, msh
MONTGOMERY CO, PA was made in 1784 from PHIL CO, PA = Good Church Records
WHO do we have born/baptised here on that date and follow thru his
OUR LINCOLN CO, NC WILL of JOHN SELLERS =
1-21-1814 JOHN SELLERS Will =
Brother George and his sons, G.John and Henry SELLERS
Exec = Jacob PLONK SR
Wit=Philip HENKE ----(possibly Jr or more name,msh
1820 LINCOLN CO , NC CENSUS=Need Ages=
GIDEON SELLERS, PAGE 296 (is this G.John Sellers , son of George,
died 1814? msh)
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 296
JOHN SILLERS, SR, PAGE 296
NOW do we have a will for a GEORGE LEONARD SEILER/SAILER -ANY SPELLING
DO WE KNOW WHERE THESE 1820 LINCOLN CO, NC SELLERS are in 1830?
=what Counties Made from Lincoln Co about this time
=Or Where Did we Go
=IF WE CAN'T TRACE OUR SELLERS here in 1820 = to 1830?
HOW CAN WE PROVE ANYTHING!
THINK ABOUT ALL POSSIBILITIES and Thanks for Sharing
Does anyone know if the JOHN & GEORGE, sons of PHILIP SELLERS
/ LEHIGH Co, PA had a brother named PHILIP who may
have possibly moved to the BURKE / LINCOLN Co area of Western NC,
then either died, moved away, or moved back to PA?
The following are two of the references made of a JOHN SAILOR in
"German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in NC 1750 - 1800 &
Some Emigres Participation in the Early Settlement of SE Missouri."
There are clearly TWO different JOHN SAILOR individuals referenced
book, as there is one who died 5 October 1843, and thus cannot be the one
whose will of 1814 mentions his brother George and nephews, G. John and
Henry (Sellers). I will send the references on the JOHN SAILOR who died
in 1843 in a different email as he had several siblings & it gets longer.
The below referenced JOHN "could be" the brother of George &
son of Philip,
but the following land entries would, of course, not prove him to be so:
"BURKE CO, NC: Land Entry - Entered
10 December 1778 - 300 acres
on Mountain Creek including improvements whereon he now lives and his
brother PHILIP SAILOR's improvements, granted 8 October 1782.
LINCOLN CO, NC Deed Book 2:788-9 -
16 February 1785 JOHN SAILOR
of 96th District of SOUTH CAROLINA sold 300 acres on Mountain Creek
granted to him 8 October 1782."
Anyone know who this PHILIP SAILOR is? Or who the PETER SAYLOR
for whom GEORGE LEONARD SAILOR was granted letter of administration
on estate (1762) & of whose land he later purchased thru ULRICK CROWDER
Hope these land / will records can be posted to the Sellers Pages.
knows more at this time, perhaps it will ring a bell or help some one
This JOHN SAILOR died 5 Oct 1843 and was married to Elizabeth ?.
author of the book, "German Speaking People West of the Catawba River
in NC & Some Emigres Participation in the Early Settlement of SE Missouri,"
Lorena Shell Eaker (1994), listed several misc. entries after JOHN SAILOR;
most, but probably not all of which, refer to this JOHN SAILOR's siblings
were mentioned in his Rev War Pension File. Could this JOHN SAILOR be the
G. JOHN, listed as a son of GEORGE and nephew of JOHN whose will is dated
1814? Probably not, since this JOHN SAILOR's date of birth would have to
almost as early as the other JOHN & GEORGE's as he fought in the Rev War.
Completely different line, or cousins somehow? Who was the LEONARD
SAILOR who witnessed a deed with his brother, Zachariah in 1782? Was he
connected somehow to GEORGE LEONARD SAILOR??
"REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION #9160: JOHN SALYERS enlisted in
line. He died 5 October 1843 and wife, ELIZABETH died 5 August 1843,
leaving no children but left brothers and sisters to wit: ISAIAH, MARTIN
ZACHARIAH, BENJAMIN, SARAH & REBECCA who applied 13 January 1854 SCOTT CO,
VA. A SAMUEL SAYLERS, JR., of SCOTT COUNTY, KENTUCY
made affidavit 14 February 1854.
MECKLENBURG CO, NC Deed Book 2:374 - 14 July 1764
& wife ELIZABETH sold 100 acres on west Side of Catawba that he
purchased 6 July 1764.
LINCOLN CO, NC Deed Book 2:586-7 - 31 Aug 1782
SALLYER & LEONARD SAILOR witnessed a deed for JOCOB FORNEY.
RUTHERFORD CO., NC Deed Book K:189 - 3 October 1789
SALYERS of RUSSELL CO., VA to HENRY CARLOCK of RUTHERFORD
CO, NC, 300 acres on Henrys Creek of First Broad River; K:249 - 200
acres to WILLIAM CON.
Author's note: I am not absolutely positive this is just one
We may be dealing with two.
BURKE COUNTY, NC Land Entry - 28 Nov 1778 - ZACHARIAS SALLYERS
entered 400 acres on both sides Of Anderson Creek adj. PETER SNYDER,
NATHANIEL GALTNEY, & ISARRIAH SALYERS.
RUTHERFORD CO, NC 1785 Tax List - Major Alexander's Old District:
LEONARD SAILOR - 1 white person, 2 black
GEORGE SAILOR - 1 white person, 150 acres
ZACHARIAH SAILOR - 1 white person
JOHN SAILOR - 1 white person
ZACHARIAH SAILOR, JR
1850 SCOTT CO, VA Census: SAMUEL SALYERS age 61, born NC,
WILLIAM SALYERS age 64, born SC
ABRAHAM SALOR, married 8 August 1785 RUTHERFORD CO, NC
to ELIZABETH LOVE.
JACOB SELLERS, married 29 July 1800 RUTHERFORD CO, NC to
ANNA SCOTT; ISAAC SELLERS, bondsman."
AND I believe a couple other pages
AND probably LEHIGH CO, PA
I compared the following posting that I found on-line to the entries
found in the book, "German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in NC
1750 - 1800 & Some Emigres Participation in the Early Settlement of SE
Missouri," - 1994 by Lorena Shell Eaker and am wondering.......... Were
there two different George Sellers in western North Carolina in the early
mid 1700's, as well as two John Sellers (or variant spellings)? I think
probably so, since the date of death & age given below would make "George"
Sellers ONLY AGE SIX (6) at the earliest land deed records in 1762!!! So,
which George (& the records he left behind) are from George, the brother of
John & son of Philip Henry and which/ who the other(s)? And where did the
earlier John and George (& there were others, according to the book - - I
will post as soon as I can type up!) come from??
I found the following posted at the internet site:
by searching using the words, "George and Lincoln" :
Posted by: Gary Ashford Date: February 17, 1999 at 18:51:45
In Reply to: Re: George Sellers line in Gaston Co, NC by Mindy Green of
"I was at the Froneberger family cemetery in 1976. It is located
Bessmer City, Gaston Co., NC. Has it been destroyed since then? There are
Anna M. Sellers
3 Jan. 1793
27 Nov. 1869
Died: 3 Dec. 1839 <<places date of birth approx. 1756>>
Aged 83 yrs.
This George is 37 years older than Anna. Are these the one you are
Followups: No followups yet"
Here are the references on JOSEPH, MICHAEL, AND CONRAD SAILOR from
"German Speaking People West of The Catawba River in NC 1750 -1800 and Some
Emigres Participation in the Early Settlement of SE Missouri," - 1994, by
Lorena S. Eaker. In addition to what I sent previously, these are all the
references to Sellers or variant spellings that I saw in this book.
JOSEPH SAILOR & wife, CATHERINE-------(?) :
MECKLENBURG CO, NC Land Warrants - 18 April 1767
- 250 acres on
SNIDERS Creek adj. GEORGE SNIDER & CHRISTOPHER GISE/GROSS.
NC Crown Patent B 23:99 - 26 October 1767 - He
was granted 180 acres
of the above warrant.
TRYON CO, NC Tryon County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
1769 - Letters of Administration granted to KATHERINE SAILOR upon the
goods and chattels of JOSEPH SAILOR, deceased; securites LEONARD
SAILOR & ULRICK CROWDER.
<<Is this Leonard Sailor = George Leonard Sailor?? Note that GEORGE
LEONARD SAILOR on April 20, 1767 purchased land from probably same
ULRICK CROWDER which ULRICK CROWDER had purchased from PETER
SEALOR JR following the death of PETER SEALOR SR in 1762.....bc>>
MICHAEL SAILOR, born ca 1755, PA:
BURKE CO, NC Land Entries & Surveys: Entry # 706
- 30 Aug 1778
MICHAEL SALOR (JR) enters 330 acres which was surveyed 26 March
1780 with MICHAEL SALOR, SR & GEORGE HENRY HOUK as C.B.
<<not sure what the author means by "C.B." ? - not listed in the
abbreviations index for the bookâ€¦..bc>>
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION #321463 - 17 July 1834 - JACKSON
CO, TN: MICHAEL SAILORS enlisted in BURKE CO, NC. Was born in PA
(ca 1755) and moved to NC when a child. He was past 78 years when he
filed his claim. After the war, he moved to GEORGIA, then BLOUNT CO, TN,
and then to JACKSON CO, TN with the with the exception of the time he
was in MO.
Author's note: The early land records burned for BURKE CO,
proof that this family was German. It just seems so from the variance in
spelling. There were also other SELLERS in BURKE COUNTY whose names
are JAMES, ROBERT, etc., and were apparently of English extraction. There
is some indication that there were others Connected to MICHAEL's family in
BURKE COUNTY and RUTHERFORD CO, NC. See JOHN SAILOR'S records.
CONRAD SAILOR, b. ca 1730, d. before 20 April 1767; m. Margaret -------- :
ANSON CO, NC Land Entries (S.S. 586) - 27
Aug 1753 - Entered 400
Acres on Hoyles Creek 3 or 4 miles above PETER HOYLE.
SALISBURY DISTRICT Court Minutes - 22 Sept
1764 - CONRAD SALOR
MECKLENBURG CO, NC Court of Pleas & Quarter
Sessions - 20 April
1767 - Letters of Administration were granted on estate of CONRAD SAILOR,
deceased, to widow MARGARET SAILOR with LEONARD SEIFERT &
MICHAEL RUDISILL as securites.
LINCOLN CO, NC Deed Book 16:306 - 6 Sept 1789 - JOHN MEMBER &
MARGARET and GEORGE HIDE (HEIT) & wife, MAGDALENA, all
of BERKS CO, PA, sell 2/3 interest in 202 acres on Doctor's Creek that
CONRAD SAILOR, desceased, had purchased 11 JAN 1757 from FREDERICK
CONRAD died leaving only three daughters, HANNAH
MARGARET MEMBER, MAGDALENA HIDE (HEIT), & SUSANNAH CLOVES.
LINCOLN CO, NC Deed Book 16:308 - 26 Dec 1789 - JOHN CLOVES
of WASHINGTON CO., MD, sell their 1/3 interest in the 202 acres.
Will try to get transcriptions of federal and state census records
sort out all these JR and SR's!
Can anyone help me interpret the following entry from "Civil Action
1771 - 1806 of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions - Lincoln Co., NC," by
Anne Willliams McAllister and Kathy Gunter Sullivan - 1989?
The same "LEONARD SAFREID & MICHAEL RUDISILL" were listed securities
estate of CONRAD SAILOR on April 20, 1767. If no one else knows if/how
SAFREID = SAILOR, perhaps I could write to the author(s) and ask them.
<GEORGE RUSH/RISH> "913 vs. MOSES
of Moses Biggers ....sum of L44.1.11 adjudged George Rish in the suits he
prosecuted against Moses Biggers for Debt...have monies at Court first
January...Joseph Dickson, Clerk at Office 9 October 1792. Fi.Fa. to
Tax Fee 0.10.0
3 Continuances 0. 5.0
Dismission & Execution 0. 9.0
Sheriff J.H. 0.11.3
(Sheriff) W.R. 0. 5.4
Attorney Wood & Osborn 0. 1.4
Debt 2. 0.0
This Service 40. 0.0
Nothing found, W. Rankin, Shff. 44. 1.11
(2nd attachment for same Debt & Costs of L4.10.10, John Dickson,
Monday January 1797.) Fi.Fa. To April Sessions 1797. George Rush vs. Moses
Bigers: Clerk 2. 2. 6
Attorney Wood 2. 0. 0
Sheriff 0. 8. 4
Debt 40. 0. 0
This Service 1. 7. 7
Executed on a tract of 100 acres of land on INDIAN CREEK & sold
for L28 on Tuesday the 21st of February 1797, Lawson Henderson, Shff.
(Lincoln DB 19, pg. 466)
(Editors: Letters of administration granted on the estate of an earlier
MOSES BIGGERS July 1767 in Mecklenburg County to MARY & MATTHEW BIGGERS;
LEONARD SAFREID (SAILOR) & MICHAEL RUDISILL, Securitys. Research of Ransom
McBride published August 1988 in NCGSJ, probate papers filed with Secretary
of State papers.)
Anyone know what it means???
I believe this is info from Court Minutes of Lincoln Co, NC = acts/charges
by McAllister and Sullivan in 1771-1806 (sometimes, if you read actual
they will be in chronological order/by dates.
2nd paragraph = Evidently Conrad SAILER died , maybe without will
, and his
estate was to be settled and security(bond/money,msh) given by Leonard
and Michael RUDISILL
3rd paragrah = Evidently Geo RISH/RUSH is a judge or? and served
etc on a suit vs Moses BIGGER and this is money to be paid to Geo
BUT, looks like NO goods, etc found to attach to by W.RANKIN,Shff. on first
THEN, George RUSH vs MOSES BIGERS to collect his debt JAN 1797
AND this debt was attached (like a lien now, msh) to 100 acres of
CREEK and sold (probably given? for the amount of debt owned to Rush,msh)
RUSH. in APR1797
JULY 1767, MOSES BIGGERS estate in Mecklenburg Co, NC == adminstrators
Mary and Matthew BIGGERS
Secured by LEONARD SAFREID/SAILER and MICHAEL RUDISELL
BETTY, I don't think that is what you wanted?/needed?
AND there isn't too much in the Land Patents either - but, will send
have- Mine only go to 1764 for the state of NC - But, there is another book
1790? And there are Some individual counties. ANYONE HAVE? Please Send
BIGGERS = MATHEW, JAMES, MOSES are here in 1763 = Meckleburgh Co,
East side Catawba including an island and Indian Old Fields
East side of Catauba River opposite mouth of Crowders Creek including John
Moses BIGGERS improvements , DEC 1763
(The Newer Land Patents May show land on Indian Creek in Meckleburgh?)
There is also a James and Mathew BIGGERS in 1762 ANSON CO, NC (Big
1763 INDIAN CREEK in MECKLEBURG CO, NC =
JOHN ANCRAM, FRANCES BEATEY,
I DID NOT SEE WILLS, etc for SAILOR, SAYLOR,
I DID NOT CHECK TAX LISTS/CENSUS
Thanks, marie, iowa