It is uncertain whether the organization of the present church took
place on its present site
or about a mile away and in the vicinity of the Sellers Old Mill area of Little Reedy Creek
Letter from W.W.SELLERS, dated 12-8-1899
(law office of W.T and P.B.SELLERS, Dillon, SC)=
to Thomas B. SELLERS, Ama, La
(COPY entire letter) but, for now=
My great grand-father,William OR Henry emigrated from Tar River, NC with his family to Columbus OR Brunswick NC, near the SC line.
I have read three articles from descendents of BENJAMIN
SELLERS died 1761 Edgecombe Co,NC with sons
Simon, Jeconias, Elisha, Matthew, Joel and Benjamin.
These six SELLERS are on the 1769 Brunswick Co., NC tax list.
This Benjamin on 1769 Brunswick Co., NC tax list is the father of JORDON SELLERS, who is the father of W.W. SELLERS 1818 who wrote History of Marion Co., SC.
The BENJAMIN SELLERS who died 1761 Edgecombe Co., NC is believed to be the same as the Benjamin Sellers of Edgecombe Co., NC in 1740 court of Bertie Co. NC.=
BERTIE CO, NC court Book F, page 195 , Feb,
1740 = Benjamin SELLERS of Edgecombe Co sells to Benjamin HILL, 50 acres
of land on the south side of the Meherin River and Kirby Creek that
my FATHER, MATTHEW SELLERS bought of Benjamin Foreman whereon my mother
now lives , etc
( 1741 they made Edgecombe Co and Northampton Co from Bertie Co,msh)
I don't know if MARION CO, SC has any other SELLERS books, articles, etc.showing that other info has been brought to lite on this family. I did write the man in charge of their web page and did not receive an answer. Maybe I'll write the genealogy dept and see what they have. As with any history, lineage chart, etc, we should check out the info. msh
WE should ALL Post/Send Documentations to SC on these SELLERS families-
I have read most of these deeds, minutes, etc and I will post some of them under these counties, and let others draw there own conclusions marie, iowa.
FILM ON PA ARCHIVES = # ALSO SHOWS THESE CORRECTIONS
"L. Jones" <email@example.com>
Subject: [SCMARION-L] Old Berry Cemetery
There is an "old Berry Cemetery" between Sellers and Berry's
It is on land which once was owned by Starr Shelley and is now owned by
Carroll Allen. In the cemetery are buried, among others, Stephen Berry,
son of the "old" Andrew Berry and his wife Sarah (Sallie) Dew Berry. These
folks are my ancestors and ancestors to many other--probably to some on the
list. I expressed to my brother my concern about the condition of the
cemetery. Today he told me that, with the approval of Carroll Allen, he
and three others had been to the site to start working on the cemetery. I
believe that only one tombstone (that of Stephen Berry) was standing. I
could have the number wrong, but I think they unearthed about a dozen more
markers. He said one was buried about a full foot underground and that
most markers were broken. They were successful, however, in locating most
of the markers listed in Volume I of "Some Cemetery Inscriptions, Old
Marion District, SC" and, I think, they even found a couple of extra
markers--I think he said for Gewood Berry and his wife. The book to which
I referred indicated that there were "A number of graves with only wooden
markers". My brother asked me to write to the list to see if there was
anyone with knowledge of this cemetery who might be able to give some
indication of where these wooden marker graves would have been located. If
you know anything about this, I would love to hear.
Thank you very much for your message. I was slow in responding
fact, I was over in SC and while making a Christmastime visit to my
mother's I had the chance to see the cemetery. I was glad for this since I
live about 500 miles away and don't get there very often and usually only
for very short times. Although there remains a great deal to be done, I
really was pleased and amazed at the progress so far. There were only one
or two tombstones above ground when my brother began this project. He and
the three people helping him were able to locate about 12--more than were
listed in the 1951 record of the cemetery.
The oldest generation represented with stone markers is Stephen Berry
his wife Sarah (Sallie) Dew Berry. These were the parents of "Crossroads"
Henry Berry who married Charity Crawford. "Crossroads" Henry was cremated.
His wife Charity was buried in this cemetery. Their daughter, Verzilla J.
Berry m. John Mace. One of their daughters, Margaret Ellen (Maggie) Mace
b. May 1, 1851, d. April 26, 1888, m. John Calhoun Sellers. Their children
1. Lucy Berry Sellers b. ca. 1870 m. Deer Maxcey Watson
2. Benjamin Bethea Sellers b. ca. 1874 m. Mary Norma Watson b.
They were parents of Harry Sellers; William Watson Sellers; Margaret Ellen
Sellers Edwards; Ruth Sellers Watson; Celeste Sellers McGill; and Norma
3. Anne Rachel Sellers b. ca. 1878
4. Wallace Duncan Sellers m. Carrie Eleanor Watson. They were
of John Calhoun Sellers; Wallace Duncan Sellers; Nell Sellers Page; Annie
Grace Sellers Gaddy.
5. Leila Sellers b. ca. 1885
6. Margaret Ellen Sellers b. ca. 1888 m. James Stephen Bethea.
parents of James Stephen Bethea, David McLeod Bethea, Rachel Florence
7. John C. Sellers, Jr. b. ca. 1900
I have a few more tidbits on these families and would be glad to share
information. I would love to have more information on these folks too.
Also, if there is any one who would be willing to contribute to the
restoration of the tombstones in the cemetery, I know my brother would be
happy to receive contributions. At this time, he has the name of a man who
works on putting broken tombstones back together. This man did a good job
working on another cemetery in Dillon County. Apparently he was able to
accomplish quite a lot--putting the tombstones in the cemetery back in good
shape for a total of about $500. This cemetery looks like it is going to
require something on that order. Almost every single stone is broken.
They are not as shattered as I thought they might be. I guess their being
buried underground was helpful in some ways. It is possible that there are
still undiscovered stones, and we still have no clues about where the
wooden markers would have been or which people they might have represented.
Gewood Berry and his wife and three children are buried there.
It may be
that someone in that family would like to contribute to fixing those
stones. Still descendants of the Sellers folks I mentioned, like me, are
descended from Stephen and Sarah (Sallie) Berry. I descend from one of
their daughters. Stephen's stone is, I believe, intact, but Sarah's isn't,
and I believe that the one for Charity Crawford Berry, another ancestor of
the Sellers listed is broken too.
I recall that Telitha Berry Fore, sister of Verzilla Berry Mace, is
there. Also Stephen C. Berry. I think there is a stone for a Mary Bass
too, but I am not sure right now who she was.
Anyway, thanks for asking.
LARRY - do you have any connection to the SELLERS in this area?
>DO you have extractions of ANY Names in this cemetery?
>WILL send thro our SELLERS discussion group for any info -
>THANKS for Sharing-AND Best Wishes on your cemetery project =
>Sometimes , Your CourtHouse has Many of these Records and side notes by
>as to UnMarked Graves
>AND if you find Those Names, You can contact Ancestors, etc
>We just did a Small, Old Cemetery in Claiborne Co, TN - Very successful,
>Best Wishes - We Would Appreciate ANY SELLERS info on above =
LARRY - Thanks for updating us and will send thro our SELLERS group.
SELLERS born 1847 married Margaret Mace would be the son of W.W.SELLERS
re: History of Marion Co. SC
They may be buried in the BETHEA Cemetery? Perhaps, some of our SELLERS
recognize some of these names -
Best Wishes in your endeavor of restoring this cemetery. marie, iowa
"Cynthia Fore Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [SCMARION-L] Wills from Probate's Off, Marion Co
<Yes, the Will of John Mace is in the Probate Office of Marion County.
found it listed in
Lucille Utley's Abstracts of the Probate Records that shows Probate Roll
#11397/8 to be that of John Mace and it contains Will dated 12 Nov. 1845.
Names sons: Mathew, John and James Mace, and heirs of Moses Mace.
Daughters: Elizabeth Moody, Martha Edwards, Mary Crawford, Sarah White and
Rhody Lewis, wife: Martha, another daughter, Frances Roberts and
granddaughter, Martha Jane Munero. It also mentions negroes in possession
of Mahaleal Crawford.>
While going through my mailbox cleaning house, I realized that several
the people mentioned above are buried in the Old FORE Cemetery on Lonnie
Proctor's farm in Sellers, S.C. Buried there is James Mace, d 26 Sept.
1846 age 25 yr. and Mathew Mace, b. 31 July 1799, d. 23 Sept 1853 age 54
yrs. I understand the cemetery is in the middle of a field. The only
connection I see with the Mace family is that Joel and Amelia Finklea
Fore's son, Alfred Fore married Martha Ann Mace. Alfred, born April 14,
1829 was killed in the Civil War. Hope this helps in some way.
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 11:14:28 -0700
Subject: [SCMARION-L] Bethea, Sellers, Tart, Seals - Dothan
I've added some tombstone photographs to the Dothan Cemetery page
on the Dillon County SCGenWeb site:
The photographs, contributed by Sheila Berry, are primarily of BETHEA
tombstones but also include SELLERS, SEALS, and TART. One of
these is an unusual, double obelisk tombstone for W.W. SELLERS,
author of History of Marion County, and his wife Martha BETHEA.
Many thanks to Sheila for these treasured additions!