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Pat11138@verizon.net (Dec 2005)

pat11138@socal.rr.com APRIL 2009

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My proven line is from Almon(d) Lewis Sellers(1807 - 1879) and Prudence
Elizabeth Robbins (1808 - 1869) [3rd great grandparents]
Elizabeth Margaret Sellers (1845 - 1929) and Isaac Brown Young (1846 -
1938) [2nd great grandparents] married 12 Feb 1865 - Meridian, Texas
Lafayette Franklin Young (1872 - 1952) and Minnie May Kellum (1879 -
1956) [great grandparents]
Arlena(Arlene) May Young (1902 - 1963) and Otto Henry Dittrich ( 1891 -
1969) [grandparents]

Pat
Here are a few census' showing Elizabeth Margaret Sellers

Census 1850, Pike County, Alabama : Roll M432_13; page 242
Almon L Sellars age 43 M Farmer; b: NC
Prudence age 42 F; b: NC
Edmond age 30 M Farmer; b: NC (reread/retype?)
Mary age 17 F; b: NC
Christopher age 15 M Farmer; b: NC
Solomon age 13 M; b: ALA
Joel age 11 M; b: ALA
Sarah age 9 F; b: ALA
Elizabeth age 7 F; b: ALA >>>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
John age 3 M; b: ALA
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Census 1860, Coryell Creek Beat, Coryell Co., Texas (Leonville Post Office)
A. L. Sellers age 53 M Farmer b: NC
Prudence age 52 F b: NC
Joel age 19 M Farm L b: ALA
Elizabeth age 14 F b: ALA >>>>>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
John age 11 M b: ALA
Angeline age 7 F b: ALA
Christopher age 30 M Carpenter b: NC
Solomon age 21 M b: ALA
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Census 1870, Gatesville P.O., Coryell county, Texas; Precinct 2; Page 273A
dated 1 October 1870
SELLARS, Almon S. 60 MW Farmer NC (Head)
SELLARS, Prudence 60 FW Keep House *** (wife)
SELLARS, Angeline 17 FW Ala (dau)
SELLARS, Ed 40 MW Farmer NC (son)
SELLARS, Margaret 37 FW Louisiana (wife of son Ed)
... Margarette Ann EMBRY (1839 - 1928)
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can't find Isaac B. Young and Elizabeth on 1870 Texas census
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1880 Texas Census; Supv. Distr 4; Enum. Distr 27-Justice Precinct 8;
Page 504 lines 8-16 Family 275
====================================================
8 Young, Isaac B. WM 34 Head Farmer Ark Ala Ala
9 Young, Elizabeth WF 34 wife Keep house Ala NC NC
>>>>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
10 Young, Prudina WF 14 dau At home Tex Ark Ala
11 Young, Alfred WM 12 son Farm labor Tex Ark Ala
12 Young, Isaac WM 10 son At home Tex Ark Ala
13 Young, Lafayett WM 8 son Tex Ark Ala >>>>>
14 Young, Mary WF 4 dau Tex Ark Ala
15 Young, Cintha WF 2 dau Tex Ark Ala
16 Young, Austin WM 6/12 Dec Tex Ark Ala
----------------------------------------------------
1900 census Texas, Coryell county; precinct 8, ED 50; pg 223A
dated 12 June, 1900
YOUNG, I. B. head Oct 1846 age 53 married 34 years
ARK TN TN
YOUNG, Elizabeth wife Feb 1845 age 55 married 34 years 14|10
ALA NC NC >>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
YOUNG, Minnie C dau Sep 1882 age 18
single TX ARK ALA
YOUNG, Walter R. son May 1883 age 17
single TX ARK ALA
YOUNG, Artie P dau Mar 1887 age 13
single TX ARK ALA
YOUNG, Sarah E dau Jun 1889 age 11
single TX ARK ALA
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Census 1920, Coryell county, Texas; dated 21 January 1920; Precinct 8;
Supv Dist 11; E.D. 47; Page 263B
YOUNG, Isaac B. head Own home MW 73 Married Ark Tenn Tenn
Farmer (min farm)
YOUNG, Elizabeth wife FW 74 Married Ala N C
N C >>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
***************

Can anyone connect to these Sellers in Hamilton county Texas???

"The Hamilton Record" 18 January 1912:
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH IN FIELD
While Burning Corn Stalks Clothing Catches Fire With Fatal Results

The seven-year-old daughter of F A Sellers, living near Hamilton,
was burned to death last Monday. It seems that the child was out in the
field with some older ones burning corn stalks when her clothing
accidently caught fire. She was so badly burned before assistance
reached her that she died from the effects of the burn.


"The Hamilton Record" 10 January 1918
Mrs C M Hall has returned from Del Rio where she went to attend the
funeral of her brother, Mr Clarence Sellers, who was murdered by Mexican
bandits on Thanksgiving day. Hico News-Review

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Thanks Marie,
Clarence MIGHT be linked to Christopher Columbus Sellers line in Texas.
Christopher and Elizabeth Walker Babb have a son James. My records do
not include a family unit for James yet ... his spouse, according to
family records, was Elizabeth Leary ... so until I can link them it is
only speculation on my part. If the listing for 1900 Hamilton County
Texas is my James,
then the census for 1880 is ...
Coryell Co., TX; E.D. 27, J.P. 8; page 496B
1880 Coryell County, TX Federal Census; Microfilm # T9-1298; Page
496B; roll 1298 Book 1; dated 11 June 1880
Supv.Distr 4 lines 35 thru 43; family 147 ... Enum.Distr 27-Justice
Precinct 8 ... Enumerator R. D. A. Tharp
Sellers Chris. C. W M 44 . head
Farmer X NC NC NC <1836>
Sellers Elizabeth W F 38 . wife Keeping
house . Missouri Ky Ala <1840>
Sellers Francis M. W M 18 . son farm
laborer X Texas NC Mo <1861> (Frank
M ... Marion ...)
Sellers Solomon W M 15 . son farm
laborer X Texas NC Mo <1864
Sellers Daniel L. W M 10 . son At
home Texas NC Mo <1869>
Sellers James W M 8 . son At
home Texas NC Mo <1872>
Sellers Temperance W F 7 . daughter At home
Texas NC Mo <1874>
Sellers Sarah W F 5 . daughter At home
Texas NC Mo <1875>
Sellers John W M 2 . son At home
Texas NC Mo <1878>
Pat

marie sellers hollinger wrote:

>PAT, these are the census we have posted. Perhaps someone will recognize
>some names and send a connection to an 1880 link.
>marie, iowa
>
>1880 HAMILTON CO, TX = 0
>
>
>1900 HAMILTON CO, TX (NOT separated by households)
>Berta Sellers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1890 Texas White
>Grandson
>Edward Sellers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1893 Texas White
>Grandson
>Herbert Sellers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1883 Texas White
>Son
>Mary Sellers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1840 Alabama White
>Head
>Roy Sellers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1898 Texas White
>Grandson
>Thressie Sellers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1885 Texas White
>Daughter
>
>Clarence Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1897 Texas White
>Son
>Clyde Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1894 Texas White
>Daughter
>Earl Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1888 Texas White Son
>Eunice Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1885 Texas White
>Daughter
>Hazel Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1892 Texas White
>Daughter


>Jas L Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1851 South Carolina
>White Head
>John E Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1883 Texas White
>Son
>Lide Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1857 Illinois White
>Wife
>Maude Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1880 Texas White
>Daughter
>Ralph Sillers Justice Precinct 3, Hamilton, Texas abt 1890 Texas White Son
>
>
>
>
>
>1910 HAMILTON CO, TEXAS =
>JAMES E. SELLERS 56,NC (ca1854)might be SELLANS ? M2, BOTH PARENTS NC,
>STOCKMAN ON RANCH
>ELIZA 50,ILL, BOTH PARENTS IL, M 1,
>RALPH 20,TX , DAD NC, MOM IL ON ALL KIDS
>Harzel 18f TX
>Clyde 14 TX (ca1896)
>Clarence 12 TX
>Miss Nerva LANE 45 Il, SIL-SINGLE
>
>=
>1910
>
>Eddie Sellers 3-Pct, Hamilton, TX abt 1893 Texas White Male , both
>parents TX, GRANDSON
>living with
>K.W./R.W. MCANALLY 43 TX, M1, MOM AND DAD IL
>ELIZ 43 AL, 10/8 , BOTH PARENTS AL
>=======
>Margaret J Mrs Sellers Hico, Hamilton, TX abt 1858 Texas White
>Female,WD,3/1,DAD TN,MOM AL
>HERBERT A? 26 TX,SON, M1, 1 YR, DAD NC, MOM TX
>LELU 22 TX, DIL, DAD VT, MOM NV
>
>Samuel A Sellers Hamilton, Hamilton, TX abt 1878, M1, Texas White Male,
>DAD AL, MOM TX
>??? 30 TX, M1, 6?YRS, MOM AND DAD ARKANSAS = VERY HARD TO READ
>DAUGHTER 3/4 TX
>SON 2TX
>DAU 11/12 TX
>next to = VERY HARD TO READ
>??? Sellers Hamilton, Hamilton, TX abt 1880 Texas White Male , DAD TN,
>MOM TX, M1
>ANNIE 21/8? M1 , 5 YRS, 2/2
>LEE 4M TX
>JANE? 2F TX
>
>
>1920 =
>
>Sellers, Auda Hico, Hamilton, Texas abt 1904 Texas White , NEICE, dad TX,
>mom GA
>JOHN L. SELLERS, FIL, 81 NC, WD, BOTH PARENTS IRELAND
>living with
>AVERY C. PETTY 50 GA, BOTH PARENTS UK
>MAYE 41 TX, DAD NC, MOM IL
>=====
>Sellers, Herbert F Hico, Hamilton, Texas abt 1884 Texas White,ranch
>manager, dad SC, mom TX
>LELA D. 31 TX WIFE, DAD VT, MOM NEVADA
>DORIS M. 8F TX, BOTH PARENTS TX
>=
>Sellers, John F Precinct 2, Hamilton, Texas abt 1877 Texas White, farmer,
>dad AL, MOM MO?
>TENNIE 35 TX, BOTH PARENTS TX
>KENNETH 18 TX, BOTH PARENTS TX ON ALL KIDS
>CARSON 16M TX
>MAGGIE 13F TX
>GRACE 11 TX
>FREDA 10F TX
>J. R/F. 8M TX
>DON 6M TX
>Sellers Precinct 2, Hamilton, Texas ( I believe this is the just the blank
>line under Don = NO name, ages, anything.
>
>===
>Sellers, Norman S Precinct 2, Hamilton, Texas abt 1885 Texas White,FARMER,
>BOTH PARENTS US
>DORA 31 TX, MOM AND AD MS (Where 1910?)
>STELLA 12 TX
>MAGGIE LEE 10 TX
>DEVORE? 7M TX
>FRANK 5M TX
>ANNIE 2 TX
>NORMA 7/12F TX

=


1900 Hamilton County, Texas
Justice Precinct #3
Town of Hico
enumerated 20 June 1900
Page 103B
James Sellers, head, W, M, June 1850, age 49, married 14 years, SC, SC, SC,
shop raiser
Lide Sellers, wife, W, F, October 1856, age 43, married 14 years, 5 children
born, 5 children living, IL, IL, IL
Maude Sellers, daughter, W, F, July 1879, age 20, TX, SC, MO
John E? Sellers, son, W, M, September 1882, age 17, TX, SC, MO
Eunice Sellers, daughter, W, F, September 1884, age 15, single, TX, SC, MO
Earl Sellers, son, W, M, November 1887, age 12, single, TX, SC, IL
Ralph Sellers, son, W, M, February 1890, age 10, single, TX, SC, IL
Hazel Sellers, daughter, W, F, April 1892, age 8, single, TX, SC, IL
Clyde Sellers, son, W, M, February 1894, age 6, single, TX, SC, IL
Clarence Sellers, son, W, M, December 1896, age 3, single, TX, SC, IL

James E. Sellers is the son of Abraham Sellers and Mary Telitha Mingus. He
married Lieu Emma Rogers 1871 in Missouri and Laura Eliza Lane in 20
December 1886 in Bosque County, Texas. Abraham Sellers and Mary Telitha
Mingus were from Haywood County, NC

In the 1910 Census the Mrs. Margaret J. Sellers is Margaret Josephine
Tidwell Sellers, widow of Abraham Franklin Sellers, also a son of Abraham
Sellers and Mary Telitha Mingus.

Another son of Abraham Sellers, John Lafayette Sellers, was also in Hamilton
County, Texas

Georgia
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

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PAT, thanks, I see where you have contributed info/documents, BUT, I Don't
see your family connection. PLEASE send a Name , Date, Places of your Proven
SELLERS.

from the Newspaper , I thought it might be the CLARENCE SELLERS 1898 TX, son
of James 1854 NC) listed on the

1910 HAMILTON CO, TEXAS =
JAMES E. SELLERS 56,NC (ca1854)might be SELLANS ? M2, BOTH PARENTS NC,
STOCKMAN ON RANCH
ELIZA 50,ILL, BOTH PARENTS IL, M 1,
RALPH 20,TX , DAD NC, MOM IL ON ALL KIDS
Harzel 18f TX
Clyde 14 TX (ca1896)
Clarence 12 TX (
Miss Nerva LANE 45 Il, SIL-SINGLE
 ( SELLERS, James      LANE, Laura     20 Dec 1886 BOSQUE, TX)
=

I haven't Reread all, but, I believe the census our GEORGIA just sent,
connects to same.

WHICH family do you connect to, so we can SEE you.


Thanks for sharing SELLERS.
marie, iowa

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GEORGIA, thank you.
this would show the kids together with mom =
1860 NEWTON CO, MO CENSUS = MARTIN SELLERS 44 NC (1816) male or female??
(Mary Mingus married 1837     Haywood Co, NC Abraham SELLERS -    IS this MARY instead of MARTIN??? )
John 21 NC (/C-W/married 9-23-1865 DeKalb Co, Mo to MARIAH ANGELINE DOKE     1860 McDonald Co,Mo )
Rebecca 18 NC
Mary 15 Mo
Sarah 12 Mo (ck1880 Bosque Co, TX)
James 9 Mo ca 1851 (ck 1880 Bosque Co,Tx)
Abram 6 Mo ca 1854 (ck 1880 Bosque Co, TX)

next = REBECCA MINGUS NC
=
marie, iowa

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Marie: I hope this helps.
My proven line is from Almon(d) Lewis Sellers(1807 - 1879) and Prudence
Elizabeth Robbins (1808 - 1869) [3rd great grandparents]
Elizabeth Margaret Sellers (1845 - 1929) and Isaac Brown Young (1846 -
1938) [2nd great grandparents] married 12 Feb 1865 - Meridian, Texas
Lafayette Franklin Young (1872 - 1952) and Minnie May Kellum (1879 -
1956) [great grandparents]
Arlena(Arlene) May Young (1902 - 1963) and Otto Henry Dittrich ( 1891 -
1969) [grandparents]

Pat
Here are a few census' showing Elizabeth Margaret Sellers

Census 1850, Pike County, Alabama : Roll M432_13; page 242
Almon L Sellars age 43 M Farmer; b: NC
Prudence age 42 F; b: NC
Edmond age 30 M Farmer; b: NC
Mary age 17 F; b: NC
Christopher age 15 M Farmer; b: NC
Solomon age 13 M; b: ALA
Joel age 11 M; b: ALA
Sarah age 9 F; b: ALA
Elizabeth age 7 F; b: ALA >>>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
John age 3 M; b: ALA
-------------------------------------
Census 1860, Coryell Creek Beat, Coryell Co., Texas (Leonville Post Office)
A. L. Sellers age 53 M Farmer b: NC
Prudence age 52 F b: NC
Joel age 19 M Farm L b: ALA
Elizabeth age 14 F b: ALA >>>>>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
John age 11 M b: ALA
Angeline age 7 F b: ALA
Christopher age 30 M Carpenter b: NC
Solomon age 21 M b: ALA
-------------------------------------------------------------
Census 1870, Gatesville P.O., Coryell county, Texas; Precinct 2; Page 273A
dated 1 October 1870
SELLARS, Almon S. 60 MW Farmer NC (Head)
SELLARS, Prudence 60 FW Keep House *** (wife)
SELLARS, Angeline 17 FW Ala (dau)
SELLARS, Ed 40 MW Farmer NC (son)
SELLARS, Margaret 37 FW Louisiana (wife of son Ed)
... Margarette Ann EMBRY (1839 - 1928)
-------------------------------------------------------------
can't find Isaac B. Young and Elizabeth on 1870 Texas census
-------------------------------------------------------------
1880 Texas Census; Supv. Distr 4; Enum. Distr 27-Justice Precinct 8;
Page 504 lines 8-16 Family 275
====================================================
8 Young, Isaac B. WM 34 Head Farmer Ark Ala Ala
9 Young, Elizabeth WF 34 wife Keep house Ala NC NC
>>>>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
10 Young, Prudina WF 14 dau At home Tex Ark Ala
11 Young, Alfred WM 12 son Farm labor Tex Ark Ala
12 Young, Isaac WM 10 son At home Tex Ark Ala
13 Young, Lafayett WM 8 son Tex Ark Ala >>>>>
14 Young, Mary WF 4 dau Tex Ark Ala
15 Young, Cintha WF 2 dau Tex Ark Ala
16 Young, Austin WM 6/12 Dec Tex Ark Ala
----------------------------------------------------
1900 census Texas, Coryell county; precinct 8, ED 50; pg 223A
dated 12 June, 1900
YOUNG, I. B. head Oct 1846 age 53 married 34 years
ARK TN TN
YOUNG, Elizabeth wife Feb 1845 age 55 married 34 years 14|10
ALA NC NC >>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
YOUNG, Minnie C dau Sep 1882 age 18
single TX ARK ALA
YOUNG, Walter R. son May 1883 age 17
single TX ARK ALA
YOUNG, Artie P dau Mar 1887 age 13
single TX ARK ALA
YOUNG, Sarah E dau Jun 1889 age 11
single TX ARK ALA
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Census 1920, Coryell county, Texas; dated 21 January 1920; Precinct 8;
Supv Dist 11; E.D. 47; Page 263B
YOUNG, Isaac B. head Own home MW 73 Married Ark Tenn Tenn
Farmer (min farm)
YOUNG, Elizabeth wife FW 74 Married Ala N C
N C >>>>>[Elizabeth Margaret Sellers]
***************

Pat, here is the 1910 census on Isaac B. Young:

1910 Coryell County, Texas
Justice Precinct 8
enumerated 28 April 1910
Page 254B
Ike Young, head, M, W, 65, M1, married 45 years, AR, AL, TN, Preacher
Elizabeth Young, wife, F, W, 65, M1, married 45 years, 14 children born, 10
children living, AL, NC, NC

Georgia

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Yep! Christopher Columbus (Kitt) Sellers died in Eastland, Eastland, Texas I'll put together what I can on Kitt's kids. Saturday is a Sellers
Reunion here in California.
Who knows what I'll find out.
A piece of information about Eastland from
http://www.rootsweb.com//~txeastla/ Web Site.


Eastland County is in Central Texas, bordered on the east by
Erath County, on the north by Stephens and Palo Pinto
counties, on the west by Callahan County, and on the south by
Brown and Comanche counties. The County was named for Capt.
William Mosby Eastland, who died in the Texas Revolution.
Eastland, the county seat, is located on Interstate Highway 20
in the north central part of the county, some ninety five
miles west of Fort Worth and fifty five miles east of Abilene.
Created in 1858 from Bosque, Travis and Coryell
Counties-Organized in 1873-County Seats: Merriman (1873-75);
Eastland (1875- )

Pat
marie sellers hollinger wrote:

>PAT, thanks.
>
>WHERE are ANY of these kids in 1900? esp JAMES SELLERS 1872? I just
>fast searched and did NOT see Christopher SELLERS 1836? NC kids
>followed on
>
>dad died EASTLAND CO, TX?
>THanks for helping, marie, iowa

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2005

from GEORGIA
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

Pat, that is not your James Childs in 1860 Lamar County, Texas. Your James
Childs is still in Pike County, Alabama in 1860:

1860 Pike County, Alabama
Eastern Division
Page 383A
Perote Post Office
enumerated 19 September 1860
James Childs, 30, M, farmer, 0/$350, AL
Mary E. Childs, 24, F, AL
Martha A. Childs, 5, F, AL
Elisha M. Childs, 3, M, AL
Elijah Childs, 1, M, AL
living next door to Calvin Sellers

1860 Lamar County, Texas
Beat #4
enumerated 21 September 1860
Page 109B
James Childs, 27, M, farmer, $1,000/$1,800, AL **********this does not
appear to be the same family
Mary Childs, 30, F, AL
Charles Childs, 14, M, MS
Parmelia Childs, 10, F, MS
Mary Childs, 6, F, TX
John Childs, 2, M, TX
next door is Louis Childs, age 60, born SC

1870 Collin County, Texas
Farmersville Post Office
Precinct #2
enumerated 21 July 1870
Page 408B
James Childs, 40, M, W, farm laborer, $450, AL
Mary Childs, 34, F, W, keeping house, AL
Martha Childs, 15, F, W, AL
Elisha Childs, 13, M, W, AL
Elijah Childs, 11, M, W, AL
James Childs, 9, M, W, AL
Idora Childs, 1, F, W, TX

I didn't find them in 1880

Georgia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Borden" <pat11138@socal.rr.com>
To: <SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 11:32 PM
Subject: [SELLERS] Mary Eliz Sellers married to J.L. Childs


> Does anyone on the list know the parents of Mary Elizabeth Sellers who
> married James L. Childs? I believe they were Calvin Sellers and
> Elizabeth Jane Thomas. Calvin might be the son of Samuel Sellers and
> Sarah Stanaland.
>
> Samuel might be the son of Elisha Sellers and Mary Willis(Willets).
>
> Elisha might be the son of Benjamin Sellers and Sarah
>
> My guess is that Mary Elizabeth Sellers was possibly born abt 1836, in
> Pike county, Alabama
> and their marriage date was possibly abt 1854 also in Pike county, Alabama
> This union produced Idora Talula Childs [child 6 of 9 born in Texas]
> born 05 February 1869, Bluegrove, Clay, Texas.
>
> Dora married Emery (Emory) A. Copp in Blue Grove, Clay, Texas between
> 1892 and 1894 and died there 29 January 1955. Mary Elizabeth and James
> L. Childs are found in the 1860 Texas census for Paris Post Office,
> Lamar county, Texas (Beat 4) pages 109B and 110A. They show 4 children
> the two oldest (ages 14 and 10) born in Mississppi and
> the 2 youngest (ages 6 and 2) born in Texas.
>
> Mary Elizabeth and James L. Childs are found in the 1870 Texas census
> for Farmersville Post Office, Precinct 2, Collin county, Texas with 5
> children,.
>
> Sorry I don't have more information.
> Sellers is my maternal line and Copp is my paternal line.
> Pat Borden
>
>
>
>

AGED CORYELL COUNTY PAIR CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY

by

Mrs. Lafayette Young, Gatesville, Texas

 

[The exact date and newspaper are unknown.  The section from the paper is “Pioneers and Veterans”.   The date 1927 is written above the article.   The author is Mrs. Lafayette (Minnie May KELLUM) Young.  Names in red are added by transcriber (Patricia Borden).  

Isaac and Elizabeth were married February 12, 1865 in Meridian, Texas.]

 

Among the pioneers of Texas, there are no more interesting characters than Uncle Ike (Isaac Brown) and Aunt Elizabeth (Elizabeth Margaret SELLERS) Young.  Uncle Ike was born in Arkansas and came to Texas in 1851.  He was a ranger and helped to guard the frontiers of Texas from the depredations of the redskins.  He was in the Dove Creek Indian fight, one of the greatest Indian fights in Texas.

It is interesting to hear him tell the stories of those days.  What perils and tribulations the pioneer fathers and mothers of Texas suffered while laying the foundation on which is built our beautiful and glorious State!  Uncle Ike was married to Elizabeth SELLERS on February 12, 1865.  Aunt Elizabeth came with her father from Pike County, Alabama in 1854.  Settled in Coryell County, Texas, where she still resides.

To this union fourteen children were born, eight boys and six girls.  Four of their children they lost in childhood, the remaining ten are still living.  Early in life this couple consecrated their lives to the cause of the Master.  Uncle Ike became a pioneer Baptist preacher, and many was the great camp meeting held under the sound of his voice.  For more than fifty-five years he has been telling the story of a crucified Christ. 

He has been aided and encouraged in his work of the ministry by Aunt Elizabeth.  Her sympathies went beyond her own fireside, and notwithstanding the fact that she was the mother of fourteen children herself, she threw open her doors to the fatherless and gathered in three orphans (William, Monroe, and Della NELSON).  She entertained strangers, and the belated traveler always found room and welcome at her fireside.

God has wonderfully blessed them with health and plenty of this world’s goods, and though they are 82 years old today, they are facing the sunset of life with cheerful optimism.  Age has caused them to abandon an active life, yet they find untold pleasure in listening to the gospel hymns and sermons over the radio and looking forward to the homecoming of their children.  

The 12th day of February is both the birthday and wedding anniversary of Aunt Elizabeth.  On this day the children scattered over the State of Texas return, bringing in the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to again be reunited under the old rooftree. 

The children are A. L. (Alfred Loftin) YOUNG of Corsicana; I. L. (Isaac Lewis) and W. R. (Walter Reeves) YOUNG of Jonesboro; L. (Lafayette) YOUNG of Gatesville; Mrs. P. A. WOODS (Prudence Arnetta Young) of Waco; Mrs. T. A. BRYSON (Cynthia Angeline ‘Tennie’ Young) and Mrs. J. E. NEEL (Artie Patience Young), formerly of Waco, now of Fort Worth; Mrs. D. R. KELLY (Mary Elizabeth Young), Arlengen; Mrs. F. INMON (Minnie Caroline Young) of Clyde; and Mrs. Tom NEEL (Sarah Equila Young) of Jonesboro.  All these for a number of years have been making the birthday of Aunt Elizabeth the reunion of the family.  But today on their eighty-second birthday and sixty-second anniversary the weather was such that the homecoming was impossible. 

Uncle Ike and Aunt Elizabeth have fifty-two grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren in all there are thirty families and 112 who call them parents and grandparents. 

Besides those mentioned, there are a host of relatives and friends who come on this day to wish them many happy returns.

Shared by Pat Borden

YOUNG, ISAAC BROWN and  ELIZABETH MARGARET (SELLERS)

YOUNG, ISAAC BROWN   & FAMILY, 1892

YOUNG, LAFAYETTE FRANKLIN & FAMILY, 1905

YOUNG, LAFAYETTE FRANKLIN FAMILY, 1923