I'm tying to establish the connection between Dr. T.L. Sellers family and the
Peterson family. I understand 2 of Sellers daughters married into the
Peterson family and one of them may have been the first wife to my husband's
gt-grandfather Daniel Peterson. They had at least one child togehter Walker W.
Peteroson b. ca. 1883 GA.
I've wondered why Daniel's family lived in Monroe Co., AL for a period. And I
see that the Sellers family also lived there. It also ties in with the civil
war story I've been hearing about with the Dr.
If any one has information on the Seller - Peterson marriages, I would love
to hear from you.
Tammy Fraser [email@example.com]
Yes Martha Ann Priscilla Sellers married William
Peterson and lived in Holmes County, FLA, where they
are both buried. Her sister Finetta Victory Liddie
Sellers (Dora) married Daniel Franklin Peterson, they
are both buried in Five Run Cemetary in Andalusia, AL.
They did have a son named Walker, I have his birthdate
as Feb. 1889. Walker married Myrtle Roundtree and had
one child named Hershel, Walker then married again and
had a child named Myrtice and a child named Lois.
Does any of this information fit into your line? If
so, I have more info. on this family. T.L. was my
Thanks for the quick response. I have seen reference on the net to Finetta
Victory Liddie Sellers (Dora) married Daniel Franklin Peterson and some of the
names and places are similar, but the dates are off and my Daniel Andre
Peterson married a second time before 1894 to Emma Andrews "Pinkie" (dau. of Thomas &
Sarah Jane (Brownell) Andrews, b. 1870 FL). The family lived in both Monroe
County, AL and in Escamia County, FL. According to the 1900 census, Dan and
Emma raised their family in Pit.5.Kemville, Monroe County, Alabama. Dan worked
for the L&A Railroad as a section foreman and Walker W. is is age 18, born in
1881 in Florida. He had been working as an RR laborer for two months at that
This is where I'm getting confused and hope you can help since you are in
Tomas Sellers line. I think there are 2 Daniel Petersons that married into the
Sellers familiy. Mine is Daniel Ander Peterson born 1860 Georgia.
I'm unsure as to who Daniel's first wife was, but my new found Peterson line
seems to believe that it was a Sellers. He definatly grew up in there
household and I would like to find out more about that. Daniel died Oct. 19, 1940 in
Escambia County, FL and is buried in Jordon Cemetery. There was always a story
in the family that he was adopted and that his father went into the civil war
for someone and was killed. I recently found a lost section of the Peterson
family and they had a similar story but had more details.
It was told to me that Molly Peterson Arrant told the following story: Mr.
Peterson's (1st name unknown) wife was a French woman who died shortly after
Daniel was born, leaving him with four children to tend to, one of which was a
baby. Now, Effie's sister had married a farmer by the name of Sellers who was
called into the army during the Civil War. Sellers was a financially secure
farmer, while Peterson was a struggling laborer with children to care for.
Peterson and Sellers agreed that he would go into the army in his place, if he would
take care of his children until he returned". (Any ideas as to which Sellers
married a French Woman? From what I've been hearing they came into port in
I found on the net that a Charlie Sellers in a 1975 interview said: "Now
grandpa was practicing medicine there out in Westville vicinity, Westville and
Caryville. And the people of the community got together and hired a man to go to
war in his place, so he could stay at home with the women and children, only
doctor there was for miles".
Patricia Sellers commented: "There was a Dr. Thomas Sellers in Westville,
Florida who got a call to the army. Since he was the only doctor in Westville,
the residents took up a collection of $150.00 and hired a man to go in the
Molly Peterson Arrant went on to as that "Peterson was wounded in Atlanta and
released from the army, as was the custom. He made his way back to his
brother's place near Fort Gains, Georgia, and word was sent to his children. By the
time Dennis and William made their way back to their father, he had died.
Peterson's brother tried to persuade the boys to stay in Georgia, but they wanted
to go back to Florida where Matilda and Daniel were".
The 1860 census for Ponce De Leon, Holmes County, Florida we find Angus and
Malcolm living next to each other and listed as farmers. Angus Peterson, age
57, born North Carolina; Martha Peterson, age 45, born Georgia, domestic; George
Peterson, age 18, born Georgia; Jackson Peterson, age 14, born Georgia; Lucy
Peterson, age 9, born Alabama; Alex Peterson, age 7, born Alabama; Daniel
Peterson, age 4/12, born Florida. I'm personally wondering if this is my Daniel,
Angus is a name that has been handed down in the family.
In the 1870 census for Holmes County, Florida (post office: Miller) we find
Daniel Peterson at age 10, born Florida. He is living with Lydia A. Sellers,
age 40, born Alabama; (? Can't read name), age 30, born North Carolina (farm
Laborer); Sarah Sellers, age 26, born Alabama. Next door to them is Simeon
Sellers, age 43, born North Carolina (farmer); and Martha Sellers age 65, born North
Carolina. Patricia said that Liddie was the doctor's sister, and that Daniel
married Sellers. This maybe the first marriage and where Walter W. Peterson
Our Aunt Emma talks about Walker Peterson as being a 1/2 brother to her
mother. He was born circa 1883 GA and married a woman named Edna. The 1920 census,
Stapelton in Baldwin County, AL we found Walker listed as a laborer. We have
lost track where this section of the family.
As you can see I have a lot of pecies that almost fit together. Hope someone
out there can help straighten out how this whole connection works.