WARREN CO, OH CEMETERIES

 

"Arne H Trelvik" <atrelvik@earthlink.net>
To: <OHWARREN-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:22 AM
Subject: Warren County Cemetery Photos


> Warren County, Ohio Cemetery Photos
>
> I am pleased to announce that the cemetery photo collection at the
> Warren County OHGenWeb Project has expanded to include over 500 photos
> of all extant tombstones found at the Crosson Cemetery in Harlan
> Township which were contributed by Larry W. Collins. The main index
> can be accessed from
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/Crosson/index.htm
>
> Other cemeteries for which we have on-line photos of all extant
> tombstones are listed below. Partial photo collections are available
> for many other cemeteries from the list at
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/burial.htm
>
> I have collections of photos from other cemeteries as well that will
> be added to the project as time permits. My thanks to all the hard
> work of the volunteers who have contributed these photos for us all to
> share. ================================================
> Catholic Cemetery, Salem Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/catholic/
>
> Dicks Creek Cemetery, Franklin Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/DicksCreek/DicksCreek.htm
>
> Greenwood Cemetery, Turtlecreek Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/greenwood/
>
> Heritage Hills Cemetery, Clearcreek Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/heritage/
>
> Hopkinsville Cemetery, Hamilton Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/hopkinsville/
>
> Murdoch Cemetery, Hamilton Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/Murdoch/index.htm
>
> New Hope Cemetery, Harlan Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/NewHope/
>
> Plum Run (aka Zoar or Woodville) Cemetery, Hamilton Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/PlumRun/
>
> Seyforth (aka Rosebud Acres or Hill) Cemetery, Hamilton Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/hill/hill-graveyard.htm
>
> Shaker Cemetery (North Family), Turtlecreek Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/Shaker/
>
> Shawhan (aka Landaker) Cemetery , Salem Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/landaker/
>
> West Mary Cemetery, Harlan Twp
> http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/westmary/
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APRIL 2006

FROM
Michael Sellers
Mike and Amber Sellers [mikeamber@cox.net]

 

Its time to throw this out to the wide, helpful audience of the Sellers list to see if we can find who this lost Sellers soul belongs to. I'm really in hopes we can work to figure this out.

Earlier this month volunteers set out to find the "Old Whitacre Farm Cemetery" in Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio, in order to re-survey it and photograph the gravestones they hoped to find. The cemetery was surveyed in the 1950s when 10 - 12 gravestones were recorded. What they found three weeks ago was the remains of two gravestones by a grove of trees in the middle of a pasture. Poking around with sticks they happened across several gravestones buried a good 5-6 inches underground. They have since found upwards of 20 gravestones with about 12 or 13 of them never before recorded. Excellent photos, plat maps, and history can be read of the endeavor at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohwarren/Cemetery/whitacre/index.htm

One of the gravestones unearthed was for George W. SELLERS. His gravestone was found in 3 parts with the footstone missing as well. Thankfully the pieces were found and could be reassembled. The insription reads:

George W. Sellers
Died
May 12, 1864
Aged 36 Y, 7M, 15D

What I/we do know is that George W. Sellers was born September 27, 1827, in Ohio, and he married Nancy Whitacre, the daughter of George and Rebecca
(Baldwin) Whitacre, on Oct 14, 1852, in Warren County, Ohio. The Whitacres lived in Salem Township in Warren County, Ohio, and George W. and Nancy
(Whitacre) Sellers can be found living there near Nancy's parents on the 1860 Census. George W. Sellers then enlisted with the 146th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard). According to Civil War records George W. Sellers enlisted on May 2, 1864, as a Private with Company C of the 146th Regiment but sadly drowned in the Ohio River on May 12, 1864. And, unfortunately, that's where the trail for George W. Sellers ends.

George's parents and/or any possible siblings are unknown, thus which line of Sellers he belonged to remains a mystery. A horde of my Sellers from Rockingham County, VA, headed to and settled in Warren County, OH, in the early 1800s, however, George doesn't turn up as being part of any of these lines. He was not listed in Salem Township in 1850 (that I know of) prior to his Oct 14, 1852, marriage to Nancy Whitacre, and so far he has not been discovered in any other Warren County township on the 1850 Census. Death records for Ohio weren't required until 1867, so that won't help either. His marriage record to Nancy Whitacre lists only the date they were married and by whom with no other information that might lend a clue as to who he was.

Frankly, George is keeping his secret(s) as to whom he belongs. The best estimate is that his gravestone was buried out in that pasture for well over 100 years, and he most definitely would've gone on into obilvion if it had not been uncovered this month. I'm sending this out to the list for help in trying to determine who this George W. Sellers was, who he "belonged to", and into which Sellers line he fits.

Anyone with knowledge of old George and/or with info pertaining to him please respond to the list ...

Thanks for your time,

Michael Sellers
Mike and Amber Sellers [mikeamber@cox.net]

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Wonder if this Sellers is part of this George W. Family?

FROM DENNIS
"John Sellers, carpenter Twp
Xenia, Green County Pa. (OH, see note below)
Was born in 1824, is the son of Jacob and Susan Sellers, who were both born
in _Warren County Ohio_
(http://www.sellers-sellars-sollars-zellars.net/ohwar.htm) , and they had a family of seven children-John M.,
Elizabeth, Cynthia, Newton and Jane. John is the subject- he was married in
1846 to Miss Olive Holcomb, came to this city ( Xenia ) in 1852

FDHaun@aol.com

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The notation about John M. Sellers that Dennis mentioned is found in its entirety in "The History of Greene County, Ohio, 1881" by R. S. Dills (Dayton, Ohio: Odell & Mayer, Publishers, 1881). Xenia was in Greene County, OH, not in PA. The biosketch about John M. Sellers reads as follows:

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John M. Sellers, carpenter, Xenia, was born in the year 1824. Is a son of Jacob S. and Susan Sellers, who were both born in Warren County, Ohio, and had a family of seven children, Henrietta, John M., Lucinda, Elizabeth, Cynthia, Newton, and Jane S. John, the subject of this sketch, was married, in 1846, to Miss Olive Holcomb, by whom he had two children, both daughters;, Millie, the eldest, who died in her twenty-first year, and Clara, now living with her parents. He enlisted in Company H, Ninety-Fourth Ohio Volunteers, in 1862, and had a taste of battle at Tates' Ford, Kentucky, and after many long and tedious marches, was discharged in November, 1862. Received a common school education in Warren County, Ohio, where he spent the principal portion of his life. Removed to this city in April, 1852, where he has since remained. A portion of the time he was engaged in the grocery business, and the balance of his life has been spent at his trade. By his faithfulness, and ! strict attention to business, he has gained a full share of patronage from the people of this county. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-six years, and is today one of the influential men of the town.
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In his post Dennis wondered if ole George W. Sellers could be part of this family. Jacob S. Sellers and 1st wife Susan Keever did have seven children that I'm aware of, and that certainly fits with the 1881 biosketch that John M. Sellers was one of those seven children. The 3rd child, Elizabeth, was born December 31, 1825, while the 4th child, Lucinda, was born August 23, 1829. According to the recently unearthed gravestone of George W. Sellers, he was born September 27, 1827. That would certainly fit between Elizabeth and Lucinda above. However, if George was another son of Jacob & Susan that would make 8 children for them instead of 7, and I have always seen/read/heard that there were only 7. It would be certainly "possible" but not very "plausible", especially since all 7 have been identified and proven.

George W. Sellers married Nancy Whitacre on Oct 14, 1852, in Warren County. I double-checked the 1850 household for Jacob S. Sellers in Turtlecreek Township in Warren County, and no one named George Sellers is living in the household. Listed were Jacob, his 2nd wife Sarah Ann (Edwards), daughters Lucinda and Martha and his youngest son, Jacob Newton. I manually went through *all* of the 1850 census records for Turtlecreek Township and there is no "George Sellers" listed at all. Unfortunately, there is no data that I know of to support that the George W. Sellers we're looking for was an unknown son of Jacob S. Sellers and 1st wife, Susan Keever.

As for your questions about George W. Sellers himself:

Unfortunately, no, it is not known what the "W" stood for. I have manually gone thru the 1850 Census records for Turtlecreek, Clear Creek, and Salem Townships in Warren County and have yet to find a George Sellers that could be him. I have checked each child of the Sellers that did appear and none are him nor could have been him.
I also double-checked the 1850 household of George's wife, Nancy Whitacre, in Salem Township as she was still living at home with parents George and Rebecca (Baldwin) Whitacre. George isn't listed there nor is a Sellers listed in Salem Township at all. After George and Nancy's marriage in 1852 they lived in Salem Township near Nancy's parents. I have considered that perhaps George lived in one of the neighboring townships adjacent to Salem as of 1850. Turtlecreek has already been checked but Union, Hamilton, Harlan, and Washington Townships need checking.

What became of wife Nancy is also a mystery. Her parents moved to nearby Clinton County, Ohio, in 1865 and were soon followed by her brother, Lewis B. Whitacre. Lewis, by the way, had served with George W. Sellers in Company C of the 146th Regiment. Lewis eventually married in Clinton County and settled in Morrow Township. Nancy, however, has never "surfaced" again on any census records and does not show up in any marriages records for Warren nor Clinton County after George's 1864 death. To the best of my knowledge there isn't a Pension file for Nancy either, but I have not checked that thoroughly so I'll leave open the possibility. No children were listed with her and George on the 1860 Census for Salem Township in Warren County, so it is unknown if they had any children that had died prior to 1860 or after 1860 prior to George's death May 12, 1864.

Whitacre histories that I have read remain silent on George and Nancy as well. Though Nancy is tied to the correct parents and her marriage to George W. Sellers is correctly noted, no data for either one has ever been listed beyond that.

I don't know if this helps at all, but there were two additional SELLERS that enlisted with George W. Sellers on May 2, 1864, with the 146th Ohio Regiment. Gustavus W. Sellers and Amos Sellers also enlisted on that day but with Company D. The Civil War enlistment data for this Gustavus is the only notation of him that I have ever seen anywhere. Which line of Sellers this Gustavus belonged to is a mystery to me as well. As for Amos, it is believed that he was the son of 2nd cousins George Sellers and Anna Sellers. I thought there might be a connection there, but that has proven empty as well. Amos did have a brother named "William" who was born July 11, 1827, however, William, and his young family, along with another brother, John Nimrod Sellers, removed to Western Township in Henry County, IL, by 1861 and fought in the Civil War from the state of Illinois.

My apologies for the rambling, but this has been quite a head scratcher for everyone involved. I appreciate the willingness to help. I hope that together we can make a breakthrough and can finally put George in his right place in the Sellers lineage. Hopefully the above info can let us know what has been covered while giving us a direction in which to go next.

Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: "marie sellers hollinger" <mari@netins.net>
To: <SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 8:03 PM
Subject: RE: [SELLERS] George W. Sellers (September 27, 1827 - May 12, 1864)


MICHAEL, thanks.
We NEED corrections. OR show the diff.
We will Not change someone's personal page of ideas.

BUT, this appears to be info I posted from? (usually show if contributed by someone else)
I reread all notes from fische/film (notes only) and canNOT find a source!

I see this notation and can NOT find the source .
From two other histories it does NOT appear correct.
And I can't find a Xenia, PA!

XENIA = Greene Co, OH???

I will post your comments next NOW and If I can't find a source, probably remove? I just see/saw another link here, will contact.

THANKS, we want these comments.

I did look a little for GEORGE W. SELLERS 1827 = )
His middle name = Washington, William, etc ? Could be what his parents called him on census. Have we checked out EACH child of the other Sellers here? . What happened to wife Nancy? Did she draw a pension? NO kids? WHITACRE history?

Thanks for the update on cemetery info.
marie, iowa

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MIKE, thanks.

Will correct the postings on JOHN M. SELLERS. Thanks.

George W. Sellers 1827/29 did own 350 worth of land. Might check and see if this came from Whitacre or whom? And he was a Bricklayer. Maybe a family trade?

There is a pension file for a George W. Seller and widow Nancy E. , but, the image won't come up. Wrote ancestry and see if they have.

marie, iowa

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The notation about John M. Sellers that Dennis mentioned is found in its entirety in "The History of Greene County, Ohio, 1881" by R. S. Dills (Dayton, Ohio: Odell & Mayer, Publishers, 1881). Xenia was in Greene County, OH, not in PA. The biosketch about John M. Sellers reads as follows:

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John M. Sellers, carpenter, Xenia, was born in the year 1824. Is a son of Jacob S. and Susan Sellers, who were both born in Warren County, Ohio, and had a family of seven children, Henrietta, John M., Lucinda, Elizabeth, Cynthia, Newton, and Jane S. John, the subject of this sketch, was married, in 1846, to Miss Olive Holcomb, by whom he had two children, both daughters;, Millie, the eldest, who died in her twenty-first year, and Clara, now living with her parents. He enlisted in Company H, Ninety-Fourth Ohio Volunteers, in 1862, and had a taste of battle at Tates' Ford, Kentucky, and after many long and tedious marches, was discharged in November, 1862. Received a common school education in Warren County, Ohio, where he spent the principal portion of his life. Removed to this city in April, 1852, where he has since remained. A portion of the time he was engaged in the grocery business, and the balance of his life has been spent at his trade. By his faithfulness, and ! strict attention to business, he has gained a full share of patronage from the people of this county. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-six years, and is today one of the influential men of the town.
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In his post Dennis wondered if ole George W. Sellers could be part of this family. Jacob S. Sellers and 1st wife Susan Keever did have seven children that I'm aware of, and that certainly fits with the 1881 biosketch that John M. Sellers was one of those seven children. The 3rd child, Elizabeth, was born December 31, 1825, while the 4th child, Lucinda, was born August 23, 1829. According to the recently unearthed gravestone of George W. Sellers, he was born September 27, 1827. That would certainly fit between Elizabeth and Lucinda above. However, if George was another son of Jacob & Susan that would make 8 children for them instead of 7, and I have always seen/read/heard that there were only 7. It would be certainly "possible" but not very "plausible", especially since all 7 have been identified and proven.

George W. Sellers married Nancy Whitacre on Oct 14, 1852, in Warren County. I double-checked the 1850 household for Jacob S. Sellers in Turtlecreek Township in Warren County, and no one named George Sellers is living in the household. Listed were Jacob, his 2nd wife Sarah Ann (Edwards), daughters Lucinda and Martha and his youngest son, Jacob Newton. I manually went through *all* of the 1850 census records for Turtlecreek Township and there is no "George Sellers" listed at all. Unfortunately, there is no data that I know of to support that the George W. Sellers we're looking for was an unknown son of Jacob S. Sellers and 1st wife, Susan Keever.

As for your questions about George W. Sellers himself:

Unfortunately, no, it is not known what the "W" stood for. I have manually gone thru the 1850 Census records for Turtlecreek, Clear Creek, and Salem Townships in Warren County and have yet to find a George Sellers that could be him. I have checked each child of the Sellers that did appear and none are him nor could have been him.
I also double-checked the 1850 household of George's wife, Nancy Whitacre, in Salem Township as she was still living at home with parents George and Rebecca (Baldwin) Whitacre. George isn't listed there nor is a Sellers listed in Salem Township at all. After George and Nancy's marriage in 1852 they lived in Salem Township near Nancy's parents. I have considered that perhaps George lived in one of the neighboring townships adjacent to Salem as of 1850. Turtlecreek has already been checked but Union, Hamilton, Harlan, and Washington Townships need checking.

What became of wife Nancy is also a mystery. Her parents moved to nearby Clinton County, Ohio, in 1865 and were soon followed by her brother, Lewis B. Whitacre. Lewis, by the way, had served with George W. Sellers in Company C of the 146th Regiment. Lewis eventually married in Clinton County and settled in Morrow Township. Nancy, however, has never "surfaced" again on any census records and does not show up in any marriages records for Warren nor Clinton County after George's 1864 death. To the best of my knowledge there isn't a Pension file for Nancy either, but I have not checked that thoroughly so I'll leave open the possibility. No children were listed with her and George on the 1860 Census for Salem Township in Warren County, so it is unknown if they had any children that had died prior to 1860 or after 1860 prior to George's death May 12, 1864.

Whitacre histories that I have read remain silent on George and Nancy as well. Though Nancy is tied to the correct parents and her marriage to George W. Sellers is correctly noted, no data for either one has ever been listed beyond that.

I don't know if this helps at all, but there were two additional SELLERS that enlisted with George W. Sellers on May 2, 1864, with the 146th Ohio Regiment. Gustavus W. Sellers and Amos Sellers also enlisted on that day but with Company D. The Civil War enlistment data for this Gustavus is the only notation of him that I have ever seen anywhere. Which line of Sellers this Gustavus belonged to is a mystery to me as well. As for Amos, it is believed that he was the son of 2nd cousins George Sellers and Anna Sellers. I thought there might be a connection there, but that has proven empty as well. Amos did have a brother named "William" who was born July 11, 1827, however, William, and his young family, along with another brother, John Nimrod Sellers, removed to Western Township in Henry County, IL, by 1861 and fought in the Civil War from the state of Illinois.

My apologies for the rambling, but this has been quite a head scratcher for everyone involved. I appreciate the willingness to help. I hope that together we can make a breakthrough and can finally put George in his right place in the Sellers lineage. Hopefully the above info can let us know what has been covered while giving us a direction in which to go next.

Michael
Mike and Amber Sellers [mikeamber@cox.net]
APRIL 2006

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