Subj: Sellers Family Research Date: 97-11-11 23:45:22 EST From: RickSarch To: PGreatho01 Pat, my name is rick b. sellers and I live in Atlanta. I am working on my family tree and am a bit stumped. Thomas M. Sellers married Marish jane Sellers, 25 June, 1836 in Pike County, AL. Their son, Benny Franklin sellers is my greatgrandfather, in houston Co., AL in later years. I would like to trace down Thomas and Moriah jane. I dont know when they died. I thought at one time they went to Bullock CO. Everyone else moved down to Cottonwood, Benny Frank did, but his parents did not. Let me know your rates, Im interested. Rick Sellers RickSarch @aol.comprepared by Rick B. Sellers
The following is a listing of the descendants of Benjamin Franklin Sellers(b. Nov. 5,1851) and lived in Cottonwood, Houston County, Al. He was the son of Thomas M. Sellers(b. 1811) in North Carolina.
The following text from page 247 is taken from the book written by Clark Heaslett Watters and Elizabeth Stone Watters, 1974 entitled “Some descendants of William Sellers who was in Tarboro, North Carolina, in 1750.” It is the beginning of the line for Benjamin Franklin Sellers and his descendants from Houston County, Alabama. I obtained a copy of Mrs. Watters book in 1980 from Fred Tucker of Decatur, Georgia.
“ Thomas M. Sellers was born in North Carolina in 1811. Thomas married his cousin Moriah Jane Sellers, who was born in 1820. Thomas and Moriah Jane were married on June 25, 1836 and their children are:
Benjamin Franklin Sellers (Nov. 5, 1851 - October 9, 1909), wife’s name was Rebecca (August 23, 1861 - August 11, 1940).
The 1850 census records of Pike County records the family as follows: Thomas Sellers 38, Moria 30, Frances 13, Richard 9, Missouri 11, Sarah 3.”
Our somewhat immediate family history line now begins from the above entry in Mrs. Watters book indicating Benjamin Franklin Sellers.
Benjamin Franklin is born in Pike County, Al.
near Troy Al. Within the first twenty years or so he journeys to Houston
County, Alabama with relatives, but it appears his father and mother
stay in Pike County. Benjamin Franklin is buried at Ramer cemetery,
in Cottonwood AL.
Benjamin Franklin and Rebecca have the following children:
Maxham Edward Sellers Sr. (July 3, 1883 - October 17, 1962), Cottonwood ,AL., marries Blanche Bell McCardel (May 30, 1889 - June 3,1975). Their descendants are listed in detail later in this paper.
Gussie Sellers (Mar. 18, 1885 - April 8, 1975) married Charlie Grice. no children.
Bernard Dowdel Sellers (June 15, 1887 - Jan 11, 1952) married Grace M. Sellers (July 18, 1897 - Sept. 25, 1968) no children.
Jacob Winfield Sellers (Jake)
(Aug. 10, 1889 - Nov. 10, 1971)
married Dovie Bonner and had two (2) children.
James Paul Sellers (1910-1976) married Hawtence ? and had three (3) children. Their children are Larry Sellers, Donald Sellers and Harry Sellers
Russel L. Sellers married Josephine ? and had two (2) children. Their children are George Lee Sellers and Pamela Sellers
Richard Hollinger Sellers (Feb. 23, 1897) and married Blanche Armstrong. no children
William W. Sellers (Nov.18, 1894 - Feb. 26, 1959) never married.
Repsie Sellers (Dec. 31, 1899) married Jake Copan and they had three children. Dorman Copan, Charles Copan and Mary Copan.
Whit T. Sellers (April 14, 1903 - Jan. 1, 1970) married Muriel Armstrong and they had three (3) children. George Benny Sellers, Thomas Sellers, and Jimmy Sellers
Evelyn Sellers (Oct. 8,1905) married Bud Martin and had one child. Geraldine Martin who married Wade Andrews and they have 4 children; Rodney Allen, Wanda Joyce, Caroline Marie and Beverly Dianne
Ernest Ted Sellers (Oct. 2, 1907 - Jan 20, 1946) married Blanche Armstrong and had two(2) children.
Linwood Sellers and Betty Sellers.
*Information about all of Benjamin Franklin’s children except Maxham E. has not been confirmed.
Maxham and Blanche Sellers lived most of their life on County Road 33,
northwest of Cottonwood in Houston County, AL.
They are buried in the Union Hill Church cemetery located at the intersection
of County Road 33 and Cottonwood Road from Dothan. Maxham and Blanche
had nine (9) boys and 52 grandchildren as listed below:
Mira Beau Sellers (Mar. 18, 1908 - Feb. 1993) He married Arminda McCoy (Feb. 5, 1903 - Sept. 20, 1933) and had three(3) children.
Gladys Blanche Sellers(Dec. 11, 1926),married Myrl Mervin Bradow ( Jan. 22, 1908 - Sept. 21, 1995) and they have 3 children. Gladys is the oldest grandchild.
Myrl Victor Bradow(Sept. 2, 1945) married Peggy Elaine Beecher(Dec. 16, 1947) and they have 3 children. Victor is the oldest great-grandchild
Chadwick Lanier Bradow Sr.(June 26, 1971) married Jennifer Fai Ryckewaert(Feb. 7, 1975) and they have one child, Chadwick Lanier Bradow, Jr.(Sept. 23, 1993). Chad Sr. is the oldest great-great-grandchild and Chad Jr. is the oldest great-great-great- grandchild.
Robert Maxham Bradow (Feb. 15, 1974) and Matthew Myrl Bradow (Feb. 14, 1977)
Victor works for a construction company in Jacksonville and Peggy is a homemaker and they reside in Obrein, Fl.
Sidney Maxham Bradow(Feb. 1, 1952 - Oct. 26, 1953)
Wallace Dale Bradow(July 22, 1956) married Tammy Lynn Barth and they have 4 children; Jessie Dale Bradow(Sept 2, 1986), Holly Lynn Bradow( Oct. 29, 1988), Kelly Ann Bradow (Nov. 17, 1993) and Amy Jo Bradow (Aug. 23, 1995)
Henry Corbitt Sellers (Aug.30, 1929), no children. Corbitt was
employed by the railroad and now lives in his father’s house in
Louis Ralph Sellers (Sept. 15, 1933) married Helen Prouse and have one daughter. She is Helen Denise Sellers (Nov. 5, 1967) and is married to Thomas Vann Smith Jr. (May 27, 1967). Louie Ralph is a shoe salesman and Helen is a homemaker and they reside in Thomasville, Ga.
After Arminda died in 1933,
Mira Beau married Cora Lee
Strickland (July 30, 1909 - Nov. 1995). Mira Beau was a farmer
and lived all of his life in Houston County, on the outskirts
Cottonwood. Mira Beau, Arminda and Cora Lee are buried at Union Hill
Benny Frank Sellers - died as an infant and is buried at Ramer.
Wallace Eugene Sellers (April 25, 1912 - April 8, 1974) married Ora Mabel Nichols (Aug 16, 1908 - Aug. 25, 1978) and had two (2) children.
Jerri Lynn Sellers (April 23, 1948) married Robert Paul Walsh and had no children. Jerri Lynn works as a supervisor at Flowers hospital Dothan. Jerri Lynn resides in Dothan, Al.
Janice Latricia Sellers (April 20, 1950) and married Yvon Bo Whitehead (Sept. 22, 1936 - Aug. 8, 1992) and have 2 children.
Heather Nichole Whitehead (July 10, 1977) married James Matthew Motley (May 21, 1974) and have one child, Matthew Neil Motley (Sept. 7, 1995). Latricia and her family reside in Cottonwood, Al.
Eugene was a barber and lived almost all of his life in Cottonwood, Al. He and Mabel are buried at Union Hill cemetery.
Harry K. Sellers (Oct. 26, 1914 - Jan. 26, 1946) married Irell Harper. Harry was a policeman in Columbus, GA. and died in Columbus. They had no children.
Gaston Barnett Sellers (April
12, 1916 ) married Emma Marie Layfield (July 19, 1921)
and they had five (5) children. Gaston was a barber and
lived most of his adult life in Columbus, Ga., and Marie worked for the
city of Columbus in the tax office. Their 5 children
are as follows:
Margeret Camille Sellers (Mar. 28, 1943) married Mack Kinser and have two (2) children, Carol Ann Browne (Jan. 15, 1965) and Amy Diane Kinser ( Amy Diane Kinser (July 14, 1969). Camille is a nurse and is now married to Ray E. Mitchell (Feb. 26, 1941) and lives in Lanett, AL.
Kathryn Marie Sellers (Jan. 24, 1945) married Jimmie Charles Jackson (April 10, 1939) and have three (3) children.
James Charles Jackson (Dec. 133, 1966) married Angela Venable (Oct. 5, 1969) and they have one child, Regan Marie Lyn Jackson (Dec. 13, 1996)
Michael Glenn Jackson (Nov. 22, 1967) married Karen Armstrong (Sept. 11, 1971) and they have no children.
Jill Ann Jackson (Feb. 3, 1976).
Kathryn is a nurse in Columbus and Jimmie likes to fix up old cars.
Gaston Barnett Sellers Jr. (July 17, 1948) married Theresa I. Culverhouse (July 24, 1950) and have two (2) children.
Michael Scott Sellers (June 2, 1970) and Stephanie Marie Sellers (April 14,1973). Gaston is now married to Susan Craig Walters (Jan. 7,1951), and they live in Smyrna, Ga. Gaston Jr. is a salesman and Susan is an archeologist.
Harry Stephen Sellers (Dec. 24, 1949) married Catherine Mooney (Oct. 4, 1953) and have two (2) children.
Lindsey Martha Sellers(May 20, 1985) and Nicole Marie Sellers (Sept. 14, 1987). Steve is in the Navy and lives with his family in Slidell, LA.
Gregory Bruce Sellers (Oct. 17, 1957) is married to Nora Crabtree (Oct. 20, 1948) and live in Columbus, GA.
Robert Dorsey Sellers Sr. (Aug. 29, 1919 - July 31, 1992) married Florene Baxley (Nov. 5, 1924 - Sept. 24, 1991) and had five (5) children. Bob Sellers was a barber and Florene worked as a bookkeeper and they lived most of their adult life in Columbus, Ga.
Robert Dorsey Sellers Jr. (Jan. 11, 1948), married Shirley Gage (July 19, 1949) and have two (2) children.
Tiffany Marie Sellers (April 24,1976) and David Bradley Sellers (Jan. 9,1981).
Dorsey is an electrical engineer for Fieldcrest Cannon Mills and Shirley is a federal employee at Fort Benning and they live in Columbus, Ga.
Margaret Omega Sellers (Sept. 17, 1949 - Nov. 11, 1949) died as an infant and is buried at Union Hill cemetery in Houston, Co.
Ricky Baxley Sellers (Feb. 10, 1952) married Nancy Kathleen Blake (July 15, 1947) and have two (2) children.
Erin Marie Sellers (Jan. 14, 1981) and Jeffrey Blake Sellers (Mar. 18, 1982).
Rick is an architect with Lockwood Greene and Nancy is a federal employee for GSA and they live in Atlanta, GA.
Zeila Ann Sellers (Dec. 18, 1954) married Ronnie Lee Salter (Feb. 5, 1949). Ronnie has two (2) children from a previous marriage.
Ronnie Lee Salter Jr. (Dec. 16, 1970) married Stacie Cannon (Jun. 11, 1976) and they have one son, Andrew Lee Salter (Aug. 11, 1991)
Allison Rachelle Salter(Mar. 4, 1976).
Ronnie is a math teacher, Zeila is a substitute teacher and they live in Cusseta, Ga.
Bruce Edward Sellers (Dec. 21, 1958) married Teresa Burkett (April 10, 1954). Bruce is a teacher and Teresa is a designer for a metal building manufacture and they live in Columbus, Ga.
Howard Gemaelly Sellers (Feb. 16, 1921 - Dec. 7, 1993) married Betty Jean Bryant (Feb. 16, 1932 - Nov. 31, 1978) and they had three (3)
Howard Cregg Sellers (May 26, 1953) married Pamela Lynn Prather (July 29, 1956) and they have two children; Alexandria Jean Prather Sellers (Dec. 23, 1989) and Tyler Cregg Prather Sellers(Mar. 20, 1992).
Sharon Denice Sellers (Sept. 22, 1955) married Steven Ray Moutschka and they have one daughter, Shawn Michelle Moutschka (Dec. 15, 1977).
Shawn Van Sellers (Dec. 13, 1960 - Dec. 1965).
Howard and Jean lived a short time in Columbus, Ga., but moved to southern California and raised their family there. Cregg and Sharon and their families live in middle California, just north of Fresno. Cregg sells medical equipment and Sharon works in the medical field also.
Maxham Edward Sellers Jr.
(Mar. 12, 1923 - Mar. 21, 1975) married
Lorie Hayes (Sept. 25, 1929) and have two children.
Danny K. Sellers (Jan. 25, 1947) married Susan Rebecca Hall (June 26, 1948) and have two children. Britt Seaborn Sellers (Oct.4, 1966) and Tinley Lorie Sellers (Jan. 26, 1972). Tinley married David Craig Wallace in May, 1997. Danny and his family live in Columbus, Ga.
Neva Jo Sellers (July 18, 1953) married William Ira Bruner Sr. (Feb. 2, 1953) and have three children. William Ira Bruner Jr. (Jan. 4, 1980), Russell Tyler Bruner (Nov. 15, 1982) and Bonnie Kathryn Bruner (June 8, 1985). Bill is an executive with Coca Cola and Neva is a homemaker and they reside in Marietta, Ga.
Maxham Jr. spent his adult life in Columbus, Ga. and owned a shoe store and Lorie was a homemaker. Lorie is now married to Alfred Everett James and lives in Columbus, Ga.
Jack Dempsey Sellers (Feb. 27, 1926) married Martha Jane McCarty (Mar. 7, 1932) and have three children.
Deborah Jane Sellers (Jan. 1, 1952) married William Durden (Jan. 29, 1952) and have two children. William Gresham Durden (May 3, 1982) and Kathryn Jane Durden (June 19, 1987). Bill is an owner of a plastics company and Debbie runs Berry Patch Farm, a pick and pay berry farm, and their home, in Woodstock, Ga.
Jack Michael Sellers (Sept. 28, 1955) married Leslie Lassiter (Feb. 3, 1965) and they live in Atlanta, Ga. Mike has his own Real Estate firm and Leslie is a veterinarian.
Stanton Dempsey Sellers (Aug. 17, 1960) married Karla Susan Oberstadt (Sept. 2, 1960) and they have two children. Ashley Jeanne Sellers (Mar. 15, 1986) and Stanton William Sellers (Jan. 19, 1991). Stan is in the Ga. Air National Guard and Karla is a homemaker and they reside in Bonaire, Ga., near Robins Air force base. Stan Dempsey is the youngest grandchild and Stanton William is the youngest great-grandchild.
Jack is a retired shoe salesman and lives in Manchester, Ga., and Martha is a retired homemaker and lives in Thomaston, Ga. They raised their family in Columbus, Ga.
Marie, got your reply, Thanks.
Yes, this line if from Pike County Alabama. Then Benjamin Franklin
to Houston County, Al. (Cottonwood, Al.) You are correct of the lineage
stated, back to North Carolina.
I'm still searching for where and when Thomas M. Sellers and his wife
Moriah jane sellers, they died. Any help appreciated.