TEXAS, FAYETTE CO(made in 1837 from Bastrop, Colorado)
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From: Christine Smith [email@example.com] Re: Isaac Sellers 1842/1930 letter 3-27-1922 to his Nephew Frank > Andrews > about Sellers and Andrews family (loads slow - large file)
NEAR RUTERSVILLE, TEXAS
Burial place for Lucinda & George Robinson and four sons:
Thomas, Vincent, Oliver, and Robert James
According to the Joe Cole Survey of 1959, this cemetery is located 3 miles east of Rutersville on the John Baron Estate. Word has it that several of the Robinsons were teachers at the Rutersville College and Military School and that one of them was hung while teaching there. There is a rock vault and several other graves at this site.
Until recently the small cemetery was so overgrown with underbrush that one could not even enter it. The Griffin family had to use a chain saw to cut out the undergrowth around their ancestors' graves. The cemetery is enclosed with a decorative iron fence, and the headstones are still legible.
In the Robinson folder in the Freytag Files of the Fayette Heritage Archives, there is an abstract from "The Flatonia Argus" of Thursday, November 20, 1879. It is an obituary which states that Robert J. Robinson was born in Brazoria County, Texas, 25 January 1831 and he belonged to one of the "old colonial families of Austin's second colony, his parents having emigrated from Mississippi with that colony."
Robert J. Robinson died near Columbus, Colorado County on the 2 of November 1879. Fred L. Allen was quoted as saying, "We were called upon to lay him by the side of most of his family in the old Rutersville grave yard to await the resurrection."
George and Lucinda Robinson were the parents of V. G. (Vincent), J. R. (Robert J.), Thomas, and O. V. (Oliver).
George Robinson is listed in the Handbook of Texas as follows:
George Robinson, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, was in Texas prior to November 28, 1823, when he subscribed twenty bushels of corn to raise funds to send Erasmo Seguin as Texas deputy to the Mexican Congress. Robinson received title to a sitio of land in present Brazoria County on July 8, 1824. On February 2, 1825, he wrote Austin requesting an additional half-league of land, preferable on the San Bernard River, and reported that his father was on the way to join the colony in Texas. The census of 1826 classified George Robinson as a farmer and stock raiser, aged between twenty-five and forty. His household included his wife, Lucinda, two sons, and a daughter. In February 1830, he took over operation of the ferry at San Felipe de Austin.
WRITTEN CA 1838?
John Hill had declined Santa Anna’s importunity that he consent to adoption, but was at this audience given the choice of being enrolled in the School of Mines under General Tornel or in the Military Academy under General Farias. He selected the School of Mines and had a brilliant career therein, subsequently graduating and becoming one of its professors. After the Mier prisoners, including his father and brother, had reached Mexico City and were sent for imprisonment to the Castle of Perote, he consented to adoption by General and Senora Santa Anna, conditioned upon the parole of his father and brother and a boyhood playmate, Harvey Sellers, who was one of the Mier prisoners
1840 Taxpayers FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS
sl=slaves, tl = town lot, ac=acres, catt=cattle, sh=saddle horses; h=horses, sw=swine
Sellers Rebecca 1 1 tl LaGrange
Sellers Robert 1 1 sh
from Terri Leinneweber [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sec V. Ch.21, Fayette TX
C450 s: COLLUM, Lucinda J SELLERS, Isaac 25 Mar 1841
1846 FAYETTE CO, TX, POLL TAX=
From Fayette County, Her History and Her People by F. Lotto, 1902:
The Buckner's Creek bottom lands are very fertile. It was settled mostly by Germans as early as 1850. Among the first families who settled there were the Sellers, Luck, Sample, Duellberg, Melcher, Bruns and John Voigt families.
Robert Sellers married Margaret
Miller 10 May 1832 Gibson Co., TN
Robert Sellers married Mrs. Nancy Sellers Wallace 30 Sep 1841,
Wilson Co., TN
#25 Sellers, Robert 41 TN son of Isaac Sellers Sr. and Elizabeth Huddleston
of Gibson Co., TN
Nancy 38 TN nee Sellers Wallace; daughter of Laird Sellers &
Annie Hackney; widow of Sam'l Wallace
Martha 15 TN [Robert's dau by first marriage to
Leathy 14 TN [Wallace; Nancy's dau by marriage to Samuel Wallace]
Elizabeth 13 TN [Robert's dau by first marriage to Margaret Miller]
John 12 TX [Wallace; Nancy's son by marriage to Samuel Wallace]
Isaac 8 TN
Nancy 3 TX
Robert 10/12 TX
Wallace, Laird 19 TN [Nancy's son by marriage to Samuel Wallace]
Thomas 27 TN
Lucinda [Collum] 24 AR first married William Isaac Sellers,
from Gibson Co., TN, son of Isaac Sellers Sr.
Sellers, Stephen 10 TX
William 5 TX
Harper, Francis 1/12 TX male
1850 SLAVE SCHEDULE
In the County Court of Fayette County, TX – April Term 1967 (?msh)
To the Hon John C. Stiehl, Judge of Said Court
And now comes Isaac Sellers, a Justice of the Peace of said County
From: A&J DaCosta <email@example.com>
1870 FAYETTE Co TEXAS Allen SELLERS- 52-B 1818-Mississippi, Eliza Ann- 46-b 1824- Mi. James 16-b Mi. Felix 13-b Mi. Margaret 10-b Mi. Jeff Davis 7-b Mi. Allen 22- b Mi.
1870 Fayette Co Texas:
Page 282-B 7 Nov 1870-
John Sellers-age 20 W.--Farm Hand b.MS-----Family NO. 699 659
Eliza J. 16--W. b.Texas
Decker Wallace B--15 --Field Hand--
I Believe that this is brother Of Allen Sedora Sellers-son of Allen D.
The following people died within the twelve months previous to June 1, 1870.
Name Age Sex Died Birthplace
Mary Sellers 17 F Sep MI (ca 1853 msh)
1870 FAYETTE CO, TX =
Allen Sellers Between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek, Fayette, TX abt 1818 Michigan White Male (Michigan=MS,msh)
Eliza Ann Sellers Between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek, Fayette, TX abt 1844=26 = (1824ms, msh) Michigan White Female
James Sellers Between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek, Fayette, TX abt 1854 Michigan White Male
Felix Sellers 15 MS, field hand
Margaret Sellers 10 TX
Jeff Davis Sellers 7 TX
ALLEN Sellers 22 MS, farm hand
John Sellers Between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek, Fayette, TX abt 1850 Mei White Male
Eliza J Sellers Between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek, Fayette, TX abt 1854 Texas White Female
Wallace DECKER 15 TX, field hand, B
JOSEPH AND ELIZ VOLTAN? 59/28 MS
JOHN AND LIZZY HOLIBY 22ar/22tx, 250 personal
HEZIKIAH and VERBALINE HOLIBY 54/43 unk, 1500 land
HARPER ANN E 16 F W
464A 29 HARPER ELIZABETH 74 F W 464A 32 HARPER FRANCIS M 20 M W X 464A 27 HARPER GEORGIAN 9 F W 464A 34 HARPER LUCINDA 46 F W 464A 26 HARPER MALISSA A 18 F W 464A 28 HARPER MARTHA L 11 F W 464A 31 HARPER MARY J 13 F W 464A 30 HARPER MARY J 36 F W 464A 33 HARPER THO'S W 47 M W X 464A 25
1870 Fayette County Texas Color
Birth Do not have page #
Sellers, Finis M age 42
Mary F age 34 "
Adline F age 13 W Texas
Robert M age 10 "
Wm. H M age 9 "
Martha F age 5 "
Mary F age 2 W "
Baby Gender unknown age 4/12 Months "
Wash Sellers 47 tn, B, Precinct 2, Fayette, Texas
Milly Sellers 38 tx, B,
Jane Sellers 17 George Sellers 16 Mathilde Smith 27
1870 FAYETTE CO, TX
ISAAC SELLERS, PAGE 519 see below
County, Texas Census:
p. 450B:765: Sellers, Finis 42 M W TN; farmer
$2,500/1,000; son of Robert Sellers and Rebecca Fletcher; grandson of
Jacob Sellers and Anna Scott
Mary 34 F W TN
Adeline 13 F W TX
Robert 10 M W TX
William C. 9 M W TX
Martha 5 F W TX
Mary 2 F W TX
"Baby" 4/12 F W TX July
LaGuire, Sarah 66 F W GA
La Grange PO:
p. 519:229 Sellers, Isaac 27 M W TN lawyer $700/125;
son of Robert Sellers & Nancy Stuart Sellers
Eugenia H. 25 F W AL nee Blanton
Robert S. 3 M W TX
Deckard, Elizabeth 40 F W TN
The Finis Sellers in 1870 Fayette Co., Texas is Finis Ewing Sellers born
1829 Gibson County, Tennessee, son of Robert Sellers (who died 1838 in
Fayette Co., TX) and Rebecca Fletcher. Rebecca remarried Richard Hilburn,
who she later divorced.
"M.Georgia Rivera" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Harriet Francis Harper Tx
I have information and then a question.
I found the following on the LDS site:
Harriet Francis Harper
b. Aug. 28, 1850 Huntsville Tx
d. July 10, 1937 Collin Tx
buried July 12, 1937 Grand Prairie Dallas Tx Southland Cem.
She is listed as the child of Thomas and Lucinda Harper.
Thomas and Lucinda are my gggrand parents and they didn't have a child
named Harriet Francis. They had a son named Francis Marion who
born in Fayette co Tx in 1850. The LDS listed Lucinda's two sons
from a former marriage
Stephen and William Sellers. Thomas, Lucinda, Stephen, William and
Francis are all listed on the 1850 Federal Census in Fayette co
Texas. The LDS didn't have any additional information about any of
these individual so I don't know who was being researched but I
suspect it was Harriet because she is the only one that didn't belong
in the group.
Now for the question...how do I get the error fixed? I have the
census with Francis listed as a male child born in 1850. He is listed
with the Sellers boys. Will that be enough?
Subject: Harper Va Tenn Ala Ark Tex
Looking for anyone researching this Harper line
Josiah Harper Sr Smith co Tenn...he was on the 1820 census. His son
was Josiah Jr who had a son Thomas Wesley Harper in 1823 in Tenn. He
had two children prior to 1820 a son and daughter names unknown to
me. He went to Ala where his son Robert Hamilton Harper was born in
1833. He then went to Ark where his son Benjamin Franklin 1836 and
daughter Rebecca Jane 1841 were born. He then moved his family to
Fayette County Texas near La Grange. Where he died in 1859.
Josiah was a Primitive Baptist Elder in Fayette co Tx.
He may have had older children named John, Josiah, Sally, and Rachel.
Thomas Wesley Harper married Lucinda (Cook) McCollum Sellers. She had
two sons when he married her William and Steven. They had a son
named Francis Marion Harper. Francis married first Mary Caine who
died and then Nancy (Booth)Ledbetter.
Please contact me if you see a connection
Sun 10/6/2002 8:25 PM
I recently went to Fayette Co Texas to do genealogy research. I believe John H. Baker to be my GGGrandfather. The wife's maiden name may have been Lane but am unsure of this. I found the following document:
Estate of the Minors
John H. Baker
John H. Baker represents that his wife, M.J. Baker, had died in 1873, leaving minor children, to wit: John T., Mary A., Mattie., William A., Fannie, Jennie & Green.
He further declares that there being "about one thousand dollars worth of property or cash "due and coming from the Estate of the grand father of said minors in the State of Georgia," that he is the father of the minors, and asks to be appt their guardian. (Attorney in the case was Isaac Sellers.) Filed 3/21/1874
He was appt with bond $2000.00 Sureties of John L. House, C.R. Cunningham, Date 3/21/1874
In his first and only report to the Court, the guardian declares that he had received nothing from minors' grandfather's estate in that when it was settled in Georigia, it was insolvent.
Does anyone know about this John H. Baker? Thanks for any input or info.
SAM BEN SELLERS born July 16, 1873 TX, died July 27, 1940 Fayette Co., TX, son of MEL SELLERS and MOLLIE BROWN
Jarmon Cemetery Also known as the Ehlinger Cemetery Ellinger This cemetery is situated on the old Richard Jarmon family plantation. The town of Ellinger was established on part of the Jarmon land. Richard Jarmon lived in a two story home built in 1852 that was still standing and occupied by Ignac Zaskoda in 1931. A two story home still stands (1999) at the edge of Hiway 71 and the cemetery is beyond it out in the pasture.
It is reported that members of the families of Sellers, Andrews, Pollard & Jarmon are buried here. This could have been a much larger cemetery at one time and many more people may be buried here.
Robert F. Sellers Record of Southwest Texas (I haven't found who wrote this, to give them credit, please advise, msh)
ROBERT F. SELLERS. Among the prominent farmers and stock feeders of Gonzales County, Texas, none deserve more prominent recognition than Robert F. Sellers, who was born in Fayette County, Texas, in 1849, the third of four children born to Robert and Nancy (Sellers) Sellers, who were natives of the State of Tennessee, where they were also reared, educated and married. In December, 1885, they came to Texas and after a short residence in St. Augustine they came to La Grange, where they erected one of the first cabins of that place. There he located his headright—a league of land—in the southwestern part of Gonzales County, but very soon after the Texas Rebellion broke out, and he at once joined Gen. Houston's army, but at the time of the battle of San Jacinto was on detached duty, so did not participate in that engagement. He later purchased land in Fayette County, which he greatly improved by the most persistent labor, but gave up this calling for a time to take part in the Mexican War. In 1852 he moved to Colorado County, where he opened up a remarkably fertile farm, but in 1882 moved to Luling, where he died in August, 1893, his wife having passed from life in 1888. They both had been church members from their early youth, and he had for many years been connected with the Masonic fraternity. He was first married to Miss Margaret Miller, by whom he became the father of two children: Martha, who died in 1864, was married to Rev. Green Andrews, by whom she became the mother of three sons and two daugbters,—Frank, an eminent attorney of Benton, is the present Attorney General of Texas and is a popular and prominent man, and W. T., of Throckmorton, is also a lawyer and prosperous; and Elizabeth. His second union resulted in the birth of four children: Isaac, now a Baptist Minister, located at Georgetown; Nannie, Robert F., and Annie. These children were all reared in Colorado County, and were educated principally in the schools of La Grange. The paternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch, Robert Sellers, was one of the earliest settlers of Gibson County, Tennessee, to which section be removed from South Carolina. The maternal grandfather, Lard Sellers, was also born in that State, and was a pioneer of Maury County, Tennessee. He was a very prominent farmer, and after the war moved to Missouri, in which State he died. The Sellers family are of Irish descent, and the present members of the family are all descended from three brothers who came from Ireland to this country during colonial times. The immediate subject of this sketch began life for himself by taking charge of his father's farm in 1870, and continued so to do until 1882 when he went to Lampasas County and engaged in the sheep and cattle business. A few years later he went to Bell County, and there remained for three years engaged in farming and feeding cattle, and driving herds to Colorado. In February, 1889, he came to Gonzales County and bought his present farm of 502 acres, and now has 200 acres under cultivation and improved with good buildings, fences, etc., the result mainly of his own efforts. He is well posted and up with the times, farms on scientific principles, and never fails to have good crops, if the season is at all favorable. He is very thorough in all his work, and his estate is considered one of the best in the county. In 1877 he engaged in feeding stock, and as he feeds nothing but a good grade, he sells them for the highest price in the spring, after he has fed them during the winter. He is said to feed the best cattle in the county. He was married in 1874 to Miss Nolie Roberts, a native of Louisiana, and a daughter of Capt. William T. Roberts, who came from that State to Texas, and is now engaged in farming in Fayette County. To Mr. and Mrs. Sellers four sons have been given: Steward, Richard, and Isaac and Robert (twins). Mr. and Mrs. Sellers are members of the Baptist and Presbyterian churches, respectively, and he is quite prominent in politics. Col. Harvey Sellers (deceased), was a prominent and wealthy merchant of Galveston, Texas, and New York, and was a soldier of the Confederate army during the war. He enlisted as First Lieutenant of the Bayou City Guards, Fifth Texas Regiment, of Hood's Brigade, and upon the organization of the regiment he became Adjutant, and subsequently Adjutant General. On Hood's promotion he followed him successively in rank on the staff until Hood became Major General, and was one of his constant advisers. Col. Sellers was without doubt one of the ablest soldiers ever sent from Texas. He served as Lieutenant in one of the companies of Col. Jeff Davis' Regiment, the First Mississippi, in the Mexican War.