From: NOTHA
             "Notha Stevens" <>

I am new to the list and wonder if anyone can help me with my MADISON
Sellers (Matterson?) who was in Nacogdoches County, Texas in 1870.
Madison shows to have been born abt. 1826 in Tennessee . He married Eliza
Reid in Nacogdoches County, Nov. 8, 1855. They had children, Nancy Jane
which is my line and married John Riley Brown; Mary E. Sellers about 1861;
and Arta Misia about 1863.

I have many descendants for Nancy Jane and John Riley Brown but have never
been able to get a handle on a family for Madison Sellers.

Any help will be appreciated.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

        Re: Madison Sellers/TX/TN/NC

        "Notha Stevens" <>

     Here are the children of Nancy Jane and John Riley you want me
send this to the list also? I have an excellent picture of this couple,
would love to find out something additional about Nancy. My family
says she had Indian blood (Cherokee?) I don't know if that is true...but
and the children are dark skinned.
Descendants of Nancy Jane Sellers

Generation No. 1

1. NANCY JANE2 SELLERS (MADISON1) was born February 08, 1858 in
County, Texas, and died October 03, 1940 in Artesia, Eddy County, New
Mexico. She married JOHN RILEY BROWN February 15, 1877 in Nacogdoches
County, Texas, son of JAMES BROWN and JULIA NORRIS.

Children of NANCY SELLERS and JOHN BROWN are:

i. JULIA ANN3 BROWN, b. February 29, 1878, Nacogdoches County, Texas; d.
July 11, 1882.

ii. JAMES MORRIS OR MATTHEWSON BROWN, b. May 06, 1884, Brownwood, Brown
County, Texas; d. January 14, 1940, Mobridge Hosp., Mobridge, South
m. AGNES MARIE PARADISE, January 06, 1914, Eagle Butte, Ziebach County,
South Dakota.

iii. JOHN RILEY BROWN, JR., b. September 02, 1887, Nacogdoches County,
Texas; d. September 07, 1969, Mountainair, Veterans Hospital, Bernallio
County, New Mexico; m. ANNA MAY GARRETT, July 12, 1924, Roswell, Chaves
County, New Mexico.

iv. ARTA JANE BROWN, b. September 02, 1887, Brownwood, Brown County,
d. November 13, 1955, Artesia, Eddy County, New Mexico; m. GEORGE W.
August 01, 1910, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico.

v. EUNICE ESTHER BROWN, b. March 27, 1890; m. EDWIN H. SCHMIDT, April 08,

vi. RICHARD LEE BROWN, b. November 04, 1891, Robert Lee County, Texas; d.
September 17, 1959, Gettysburg, Memorial Hosp., Potter County, South
m. MAE CHASE, August 17, 1932.

vii. LETA M. BROWN, b. January 06, 1895; d. June 1978, Lakeview N.Home,
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico; m. CLAUDE M. GARRETT, November 23,
Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico.

viii. WILLIE WALKER BROWN, b. June 25, 1897; d. January 1966; m. LAURA
YOST, May 08, 1926.

ix. ELIZABETH ELIZA BROWN, b. January 01, 1882, Nacogdoches County, Texas;
d. February 21, 1922, Artesia, Eddy County, New Mexico; m. JAMES CALEB
BENJAMIN NEATHERLIN, February 20, 1899, Quavo, Lincoln County, New Mexico.

This is the daughter of Madison and Eliza Reid Sellers. I forgot to
that Madison/Matterson Sellers died September 16, 1874, probably in
Nacogdoches County, Texas. I took this information from the "widow's

The grandson of Madison/Matterson Sellers (and my grandfather) was named
Madison, the family tells me he was named after Nancy Jane's father. The
census records and the widow's pension records show MATTERSON Sellers and
different variations. But when Eliza Reid Sellers gave her widow's pension
information, it was was noted she could not read nor write.

NOTHA - Thanks for sharing - try working on ROANE CO, TN - this is what we
collected =
marie, iowa

Notha Stevens wrote:

> Marie, can you tell me anything else about this Isaac Sellers? I would
> to join in the hunt if you have some leads I can go on...
> Thank you