SHARI'S PAGE
sstowell@buckeye-express.com (june 2009)

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Here are a few links to photos on Ancestry.com of my dad, (Cpl.) Billy
Howard Sellers, when he was in the Marines 1944-1946. By himself, with his
buddies, and with his platoon. He returned home. I've often looked at
those photos and wondered how many of those brave young men didn't.
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10227250/person/-675893333/media/10

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10227250/person/-675893333/media/8

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10227250/person/-675893333/media/12
(3rd row, all the way to the end on the right)

... and the notorious grass skirt photo! http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10227250/person/-675893333/media/6

God bless our troops!
- S.

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june 17, 2009
Shari York Stowell [sstowell@buckeye-express.com]
Hello! My name is Shari (Sharon) Sellers Stowell, in Toledo OH. I just recently started tracing my family tree, with emphasis on my dad's side, since my dad and grandparents told us almost nothing about that side of the family beyond my grandparents. With the help of Ancestry.com, I was able to get them back to Germany in the 1600's before the trail dissolved. When they came to Ohio from the rural area around Philadelphia in the early 1800's, they settled in Allen and Auglaize counties (and richly populated the countryside!). I narrowed a large number of them down to four cemeteries along the county line (including both sets of paternal grandparents; my paternal grandmother was a Butler with Sellers married into her line). Yesterday I traveled down there to "meet" them all. This was a wonderful trip, and I was able to find nearly all of them, including the ones who first came to Ohio. I took pictures of everyone, so please email me if you'd like photo files. However! , I was not able to locate Barton-Stevenson cemetery. According to information entered 10 years ago on a site belonging to one of my dad's 3rd cousins, my great-great grandparents, Samuel and Eliza (Barton) Sellers, are at that cemetery. This is an old, abandoned small family plot, described as "well-hidden", and they're not kiddin'! There are no paths leading back to the wooded area where the cemetery is hidden, and it's not visible from any road in the immediate area. Is anyone here in the Allen-Auglaize county-line area, and would you happen to know how to find this??

Please feel free to email me offlist or onlist. If you have questions about my line, I'll try to help. sstowell@buckeye-express.com

Thanks!
- Shari Stowell (Billy H. Sellers, Elza E. Sellers, Albert Sellers, Samuel Sellers, John Leonard Sellers[b. 1782], Phillip Henry Sellers, John Leonard Sellers[b. 1727], Phillip Heinrich Soller, Hans Johann Adam Soller, Hans Paul Soller)

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Hi,
I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and by default, am the Sellers family
dude for Allen Cnty.
My data is on the Sellers site. My line is from Leonard, then William, then
my GF James Sellers.
I will be Lima next month for HS re union, my 55th. My best man was John
Barton, a 2d cousin.
I have been the the cemetary you are asking about and it does exist.

I hope this helps.
Roger Sellers, Las Cruces, NM, BGSU 1958
Roger Sellers [rogerage1@msn.com]
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SHARI, thank you for sharing.

We need help on John Leonard Sellers 22 Nov 1782 brothers/sisters. We have those church records. Some anyway.

Do you have any documents?
We appreciate you sharing.

Roger can/will really help you in Allen/Auglaize Co., Ohio, I believe he has walked those hills/cemeteries and will gladly share.

BUT, we as a SELLERS group , need more documents on these kids. Any additional help you can give, appreciated.

Roger has done his dna test.
I am sure your male SELLERS would prove same from Allen/Auglaize Co., Ohio. But, if you have a living male Sellers, advise.

Do you have any PA relation?

Thank you for sharing, caring, marie, iowa

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> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 23:01:02 -0500
> From: "marie sellers hollinger" <mari@netins.net>
> Subject: Re: [SELLERS] Barton-Stevenson cemetery?
> To: <sellers@rootsweb.com>
> Message-ID: <06ED862D2CE14D3783525CBE10A80EB6@moms>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
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> SHARI, thank you for sharing.
>
> We need help on John Leonard Sellers 22 Nov 1782 brothers/sisters. We
> have those church records. Some anyway.
>
> Do you have any documents?
> We appreciate you sharing.
>
> Roger can/will really help you in Allen/Auglaize Co., Ohio, I believe
> he has walked those hills/cemeteries and will gladly share.
>
> BUT, we as a SELLERS group , need more documents on these kids. Any
> additional help you can give, appreciated.
>
> Roger has done his dna test.
> I am sure your male SELLERS would prove same from Allen/Auglaize Co.,
> Ohio. But, if you have a living male Sellers, advise.
>
> Do you have any PA relation?
>
> Thank you for sharing, caring, marie, iowa

Dear Marie (and all):

I WISH I had some documents! Everything I've accumulated about my Sellers
side has come from Ancestry.com. Even the pictures and such that came my
way after my dad passed on, pretty much dealt with the Butler side, although
there is a very old photo of my great-grandmother, Minnie Lowry Butler, with
her mother, Eliza Sellers Lowry (the family tree quit branching a bit right
around then; my grandparents were 2nd cousins!). I have no written
documentation of anything. I was born and raised in Toledo; my grandparents
moved up to Toledo when my dad and my aunt were quite small. My
great-uncle, my grandmother's brother Howard Butler, moved up here too; but
the rest of them all stayed down in the Lima area. We knew a little about
the Butler side, but we were just plain never told anything about the
Sellers family history! I have no clue why, and there aren't too many
people left to ask anymore. There's my aunt, Ginny Sellers Evans, who lives
in Tennessee now; but my dad passed away in September of 2003. I don't know
if my brother might have anything more in the way of family history
documents ... yes, I have a brother, Will. I had no children. He has one
daughter, no sons. Maybe I could talk him into the DNA test, but I can
guarantee someone else would have to pay for it! Is that possible?? He
hasn't been working much (and I've been laid off since January).

But I digress ... this is all that Ancestry.com has given me on John Leonard[1782] and his siblings (you may well already have this info, but just to make sure):

Michael Sellers (1780-1832)
George Sellers (1781-1842)
John Leonard Sellers (1782-1860)
Samuel Sellers (1787-1855)
Mary Magdalena Sellers (1791-1873)

The gaps between the younger ones are obvious. There's got to be more of them, although who knows how many didn't make it to adulthood. My line came to Ohio in the mid-1800's sometime from Bucks Co PA and other areas around Philadelphia, but unfortunately I'm not in touch with anyone there. But if
there's anything else at all that you need from me, just let me know.

Roger, thanks so much for your reply! I did send you an offlist email;
please let me know if you received it.

- Shari


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