(probably brother of Abraham SELLERS that sold land to his
BROTHER, Samuel SELLERS in 1756 =100 A on west side of 6 runs bet HAYS
and CLERKS, beg near his house and JAMES line = part of 1756 grant to Abraham
Subject: [NCBLADEN-L] Duplin Court
Records from 1763
Duplin County, NC - Court Records
Source: Secretary of State, General Assembly, Committee of
Coroner's Inquest, S.S. 316.
Coroners Inquest to Death of John REGISTER - 1763
Inquisition indented taken at the House of Thomas HAWS in the County
aforesaid the 13th day of Nov'r in the Year of our Lord 1763 before me
Edward BIRD Gen't one of the Coroners of the County upon View of the
body of John REGISTER Late of the County Planter then and there Lying
dead, and upon the Oaths of David WILLIAMS, Absolam MERRIT, Bird LANIER,
John GANEY, Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH, Benjamin LANIER, Clifton BOWEN Sen'r,
Thos MILLS, Charles MERRIT, William STEVENS, Samuell SELLERS, John GOFF,
Thomas HALL, Clifton BOWEN Jun'r Good and Lawfull Men of the Parish of St.
Gabriel in the Said County who being charged and Sworn to Enquire how and in
what manner the Said John REGISTER by his Death came upon their Oaths do say
That on the 12th day of the Month being agoing a Bear hunting and having a
Loaded Gun in his hand the said Gun discharged of itself and Shot him so he
Languished and Dyed and do find it to be an Accident and no intended thing
In Testimony whereof as well I the said Coroner as the Jurors aforesaid to
this Inquisition have Severally put our Seals the day, Year, and Place first
Edw'd BIRD, Coroner
David (his "x" mark) WILLIAMS
Clifton BOWEN, Sen'r.
Robert (his "R" mark) MERRET
Absolam (his "A" mark) MERRIT
John (his "x" mark) GANY
Clifton BOWEN, Jun'r
Charles (his "M" mark) MERRIT
Samuell (his "x" mark) SELLER
wife = HANNAH
dau=RHODA COOK (Lazarus had wife Rhoda?)
dau= SARAH REGISTER
mentions LAND/PLANTATION to wife HANNAH and after her desceas(sic) to son ABRAHAM and his heirs.
WIT= Thos GOFF and Jon PARKER
"Betty Parrish" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
original Will of Samuel Sellers (Zilpha Sellers's father) when I
the NC State Archives in Raleigh a few months ago.
This Samuel Sellers was my 5th great-grandfather.
page one of will
page two of will
*Abraham SELLERS and wife Elizabeth PRIDGEN are mentioned in 1832
REV WAR file of
WM PRIDGEN 1732/1855 married , as his daughter ELIZABETH PRIDGEN and husband ABRAHAM SELLERS that went to GEORGIA with family Bible=
CANNOT find ABRAHAM SELLERS born about 1750/60 =
and wife ELIZABETH PRIDGEN SELLERS born =
DO you have ANY info on Elizabeth Pridgen Sellers and children?=
Children born when/where=?
**Zilpha SELLERS married 5-11-1767 Samuel SELLERS in Duplin Co, NC
Bondsmen= Jesse SELLERS and Absalom Merrill/Merritt
Wit= James Sampson
and went to=
Effingham/Bulloch/Tattnall Co's GEORGIA
WILL/PROBATE =wife, unnamed and 2 sons and dau= John, Samuel, Penelope
(GA INTESTATE records ONLY lists the kids, no wife,msh)
where did the wife info come from?msh
SOLMON SELLERS is listed as Rev War in Ga=(can't find
other info,msh)-there is a Solomon SELLERS married 2-7-1810 BULLOCH CO,
GA, to Rebecca JACKSON
where are we in 1820 /etc.?NEED info
SAMUEL SELLERS born ca 1750 is listed as Rev War in Eff/Co,GA history
IS he listed in REV WAR ? = don't see = does anyone?, msh)
SAMUEL SELLERS / of GA, 11-9-1790 sells land in Sampson Co, NC to
Nathaniel Merret/Merritt =
284 acres granted by patent unto Samuel Sellers on east side of six Runs on both sides of prins branch including improvements beg on Run of the branch-
mentions Robert Merritt, his old corner by head of Spring Branch, HIS old Pattent-north egg prins or Hobbys Branch
Land granted by Patent to Thomas Hobby and sold by DEED to SAMUEL SELLERS.
AND 100 acres on Spring branch on East side of six runs beg by Spring Branch-mentions marsh.
Wit=John REGISTER and John MATHIS
Samuel SELLERS 1730/1784 Sampson Co, NC
SON = Abraham married Elizabath Pridgeon ,
(believe dau of Wm Pridgeon 1732/1855 whose dau Elizabeth , wife of Abraham Sellers went to GA/AL ca 1830)
SAMUEL SELLERS 1730/1784
DAUGHTER = Elizabeth married PRIDGEN and went where =
SHE may have married a brother of Elizabeth Pridgen above?
She may have married a child of a son of WM PRIDGEN?
Did they stay in Sampson Co, NC?
THEY BOTH had mothers HANNAH, and a sister RHODA.
ONLY place I have found HANNAH PRIDGEN and RHODA is in JOHNSTON/NASH CO, NC? marie, iowa
proven by Rev War records of Wm Pridgeon 1732 and
will of Samuel Sellers 1784 Sampson Co,NC (listed above)
Wm Pridgeon 1732/1855 states he was born 1732 DUPLIN =
1775 he enlisted in DUPLIN CO and lived on a creek called Cowhiffle
(we do have some Pridgeon land on Cowhiffle
and after service he lived in Duplin, Brunswick and Bladen Co, NC
1832 Wm Pridgeon states= I now live in Bladen - 3 miles from Elizabeth Town,
ONLY been in present neighborhood 2 1/2 to 3 months
Old neighbors were=
New neighbors are=
(some of these Old neighbors appear to be in 1820 Bladen? But, some names
are in New Hanover-
OR would he make this statement, if he just moved a few miles to another township, in same county??? msh.
New Hanover made in 1729 from Craven
Bladen made in 1734 from New Hanover
Duplin made in 1750 from New Hanover
Brunswick made in 1764 from New Hanover/Bladen
Sampson made in 1784 from New Hanover and Duplin
BUT, on this search - TRYING to find which child of Wm PRIDGEONS
Abraham SELLERS and Elizabeth SELLERS, children of SAMUEL SELLERS 1720/30 - 1784 Sampson Co, NC
which we are estimating kids born ca 1750/60 and married 1770/80
IT appears from SAMUEL SELLERS 1720/30 land records,
1751/6/7 he is in Duplin/New Hanover Co, NC =
1757 Duplin Co, NC, Samuel SELERS sells 100 acres on W.
side os six runs bet Hays and Clark and James
(part of Abraham SELLERS grant) to Mathew PRIDGEON -
Which Mathew PRIDGEON is this? Brother/Cousin or Father? of Wm 1732??
Where is son of Wm Pridgeon? - probably home-born ca 1750/60 and later
I also see the 1832 testimony of John FOWLER, Rev War from Duplin?
(ON Wm PRIDGEN's REV WAR FILE?)
Now living in Columbus Co, NC and court = Elisha SELLERS which would be son of ?
(check will of Elisha SELLERS 1801? and children(memory)
There is also a Lazarus COOK and Shadrock REGISTER associated with this Samuel SELLERS family-
1760 NC - grant #5455- Thomas HOBBY, 95 acres in DUPLIN on Spring
on E side of 6 runs and joing primes branch and a moraas
1766 - Thomas Hobby Sells 100 A to Samuel SELLERS Jr on Spring Branch on
E side of 6 runs. Wit = Jacob SELLERS, Martin WELLS, David JONES
11-9-1790 = Samuel SELLERS, JR of GA sells to Nathaniel Merret/Merrit,
two tracts of land, 284 acres granted by pattent unto Samuel SELLERS,
on E side of six runs on both sides of prins branch incld improvements
on the run of the Branch. mentions Robert Merritt , his old corner by
the head of Spring Branch, his old patent, the North Egg prins or Hobbys
Branch and the mouth of Hobby's Branch in Prins Branch. Land was granted
by Pattent to Thomas HOBBY and sold by deed to Samuel SELLERS.
Extracts of deeds states= that the last above sentence could refer to
the seond tract of land= 100 acres on the Spring branch on E side of six
runs beg by Spring branch. mentions a marsh.
Wit John REGISTER and John MATHIS
Very HARD to decipher, msh)
1751 - Richard JAMES of Duplin, sells to Samuel SELLERS, 300 acres on a
branch of BlkRiver.
Wit- Rich JAMES,JR, John CLARK, Wm JAMES
1756 - grant #860-Abraham SELLERS, 100 acres in DUPLIN bet Hays and
Clarks Plantation jng JAMES line and a point near his house.
1755 (yes) - Abraham SELLERS deeds to his brother Samuel SELLERS, 100
acres West side 6 runs bet Hays and Clerks, beg near his house and James
Line, part of Abraham SELLERS grant of 1756.
1757 - Rich JAMES sells to Samuel SELLERS, 300 acres in New Hanover ,
Branch of Black River by Gabriel JOHNSTON
differant land?? - need to check out on an old map - May lay
Thank you for sharing.
I know, not All questions can be answered now, but, things to research on and
study will help us find these answers.
And Share info we collect - esp to these counties we are in and went to.
I don't believe we have proven this SAMUEL SELLERS to
a 1790 county/state.
Married 1767 =
He had kids born 1767/1790=23 years old in 1790 when we have proved him in GA.
Yes, I believe some of these kids could have stayed in this NC area.
Esp the daughters were probably married Before 1790.
And, He may have owned More land than this 284 acres (that
he sold in 1790)
that his other kids had is a possibility.
AND we do have SELLERS/MERRITT marriages.
DON'T know if this NATHANIEL MERRITT connects to them? , Who did he marry?
DANIEL MERRITT married SELLERS and had kids = don't have the record out now.
I believe it is posted on SELLERS pages.
NOV, 1790 (1790 census taken when? probably before this and he should
be on census? )
SAMUEL SELLERS, JR of GEORGIA still owned and sold the land in SAMPSON/DUPLIN
that had been patented to SAMUEL SELLERS.
WAS this land patented to SAMUEL SELLERS with brother ABRAHAM SELLERS ?
Was this land patented to SAMUEL SELLERS , father of ZILPA SELLERS?
OR was this the land JACOB SELLERS owned = possibly father of this SAMUEL
MY/OUR deed records only go to 1800/05?
I believe there is a Newer Book. Does Anyone Have the Extractions from it?
PRIDGENS, BOWENS, and others are connected to this area of GA.
PRIDGENS married Two of our SELLERS.
ONE of them Went to this area of GA ca 1830 = ABRAHAM SELLERS and wife ELIZ
SO, they are still in NC? and with kids born in 1820/30 in NC = 1850 census
BUT ELIZABETH PRIDGEN, dau of SAMUEL SELLERS IN 1784 may have alREADY
is she the WIDOW in 1827 GA?
in same area as LUKE PRIDGEN, related to these families that also went to ca
AGES are Critical here = could be their kids also OR cousins.
Need to connect ages of these families also.
1800-1830 GEORGIA = need county records.
THANKS for sharing and understanding,