GONZALES CO, TEXAS (made in 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality)
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Texas Land Title Abstracts

Grantee: Robert Sellers
Patentee: Robert Sellers
Patent Date: 22 Apr 1841
Acres: 4428.40
District: Gonzales
County: Gonzales
File: 117
Survey/Blk/Tsp: -
Patent #: 197
Patent Volume: 1
Class: Gonz. 1st.

 

Grantee: Robert Sellers
Patentee: Robert Sellers
Patent Date: 22 Apr 1841
Acres: 177.10
District: Gonzales
County: Gonzales
File: 117
Survey/Blk/Tsp: -
Patent #: 196
Patent Volume: 1
Class: Gonz. 1st.

 

 

Grantee: Robert Sellers
Patentee: Robert Sellers
Patent Date: 11 Dec 1841
Acres: 4605.50
District: Gonzales
County: Gonzales
File: 261
Survey/Blk/Tsp: -
Patent #: 693
Patent Volume: 1
Class: Gonz. 1st.

 


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1860 CENSUS =

CIVIL WAR


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1880 GONZALES CO, TX CENSUS =

Robt. Sellers Gonzales, Gonzales, TX abt 1859 Georgia Something other than a direct relationship , saddler, living with
A. J. Moore 28 Alice S. Moore 20 Thos. F. Moore 2 Ada E. Reives 16 Mollie Thomas 21 Robt. Sellers 21
J.THOMAS SOLAR, PAGE 392=
ROBERT SILLERS, PAGE 372=
JAMES T. BIPETT, PAGE 374=

 

TX Confederate Pensions http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.php?page=2

Sellers, Melvin C. 09025 Gonzales

Sellers, Mollie 34716 Gonzales Sellers, Melvin C. 09025

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1890?

1900

Stewart Sellers Mattie Justice Precinct 1, Gonzales, Texas abt 1876 Texas White Head
Mattie Sellers Stewart Justice Precinct 1, Gonzales, Texas abt 1879 Texas White Wife
Baby Sellers Stewart, Mattie Justice Precinct 1, Gonzales, Texas abt 1900 Texas White Son
Robert Sellers R F, Nolia Justice Precinct 2, Gonzales, Texas abt 1886 Texas White Son
Ike Sellers R F, Nolia Justice Precinct 2, Gonzales, Texas abt 1886 Texas White Son


Melville Sellers Mollie J Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1840 Alabama White Head(ckClaiborne, LA,msh)
Mollie J Sellers Melville Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1854 Louisiana White Wife
Arthur Sellers Melville, Mollie J Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1885 Texas White Son
Susan Johnson 55 GA , laborer


Benjamin Sellers Fanne Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1874 Texas White Head
Fanne Sellers Benjamin Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1881 Texas White Wife
Clanton Sellers Benjamin, Fanne Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1897 Texas White Son
Thelma Sellers Benjamin, Fanne Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1898 Texas White Daughter


Samuel S Sellers Cynthia Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1876 Texas White Head
Cynthia Sellers Samuel S Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1881 Texas White Wife
Katchell Sellers Samuel S, Cynthia Justice Precinct 3, Gonzales, Texas abt 1899 Texas White Daughter

1910

 

WW 1
Melvin Arthur Sellers 25 Apr 1885 White Gonzales, Texas

(Mrs Eva Sellers, wife)

 

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History of Texas - Goodspeed Brothers, Publishers, Chicago, 1894. Also found online at http://www.txgenweb3.org/txfayette/biographies_record_of_swtex.htm

I received this email today through ancestry.com. I have posted the Robert Franklin Sellers photo to ancestry.com. I don't have a picture of Isaac and Eugenia, but perhaps someone else does. I am sending this to you because I no longer recall how to post a message. Perhaps you can remind me

Christine Smith Christine Smith [ccartersmith@mac.com]



I found an old photo of Robert F. Sellers (abt 10 yrs old) in a McKinney, TX antique shop. I will scan it and send it to you if you are interested. I am interested in obtaining a photo of his brother Isaac Sellers and perhaps Isaac's wife Eugenia. I have found a lot of info about the family, but no photos of Isaac. Do you have any you would be willing to share? Do you know of any living decendants of Isaac & Eugenia Sellers? Thank you in advance for your help. My e-mail address is dcmskm@tx.rr.com. Please write when you have time.

My wife and I want to fix it up like it was still sitting there in 1920 or earlier (old books, letter openers, ink wells, photos, etc). We spent all day yesterday walking through antique shops in McKinney TX where we found Isaac Sellers’ old Bible. In that Bible was a photo of Robert Sellers. Later I learned that Isaac was a Baptist minister and Robert was his brother. I see that Isaac passed away in Dallas in 1930 and somehow his Bible got to this antique shop in 2010. The front cover broke off of it and it needs some repair. I am gathering some of his personal items to put with it. I want others to know the history of Isaac and the book. I really hope to get a photo of him to put with his Bible. I found a great letter he wrote to his nephew and also a story he wrote about his mother. I have printed those and will keep them with the Bible. He was very literate and a joy to read. I have a lot of respect for the man, despite never having met him.

 

I am going to try to take a photo of the Bible and the photo of Robert laying next to it. I will also try to get a decent photo of the inscription in the Bible, although it is somewhat difficult to read. Photoshop should be able to help pull out the text.

 


Thank you,
Dan Morick

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.

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DEATH

Name: Robt. F. Sellers
Death Date: 17 Apr 1935
Death Place: Live Oak, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: W
Death Age: 85 years 7 months
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 18 Sep 1849
Birthplace: Fayette Co., Texas
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Robt. S. Sellers
Father's Birthplace: Tenn.
Mother's Name: Nancy Sellars
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Stockman
Place of Residence:
Cemetery:
Burial Place: Gonzales, Texas
Burial Date: 18 Apr 1935
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2116469
Digital Film Number: 4030351
Image Number: 1650
Reference Number: 19877
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Name: Melvin C Sellers
Death Date: 02 Nov 1917
Death Place: Woelder, Gonzales, Texas
Gender: Male
Race:
Death Age: 75 years 4 months 8 days
Estimated Birth Date: 1842
Birth Date:
Birthplace:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Ben Sellers
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation:
Place of Residence:
Cemetery:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2073215
Digital Film Number: 4165784
Image Number: 1531
Reference Number: 31275
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Name: Clint A. Sellers
Death Date: 10 Aug 1967
Death Place: Waelder, Gonzales, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 70 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1897
Birthplace: Fayette County
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Ben Sellers
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Fannie Halliburton
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Farming
Place of Residence: Waelder, Gonzales, Texas
Cemetery: Elm Grove Cemetery
Burial Place: Elm Grove, Texas
Burial Date: 11 Aug 1967
Additional Relatives: X
Film Number: 2138676
Digital Film Number: 4027153
Image Number: 270
Reference Number: cn 51764
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Name: Tom Sellers
Death Date: 27 Aug 1927
Death Place: Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 68 years 5 months 19 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 08 Mar 1859
Birthplace: Ga.
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Wm. Sellers
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Josephine Pimkin
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Merchant
Place of Residence:
Cemetery: I.O.O.F. Cem't.
Burial Place:
Burial Date: 28 Aug 1927
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2114333
Digital Film Number: 4165165
Image Number: 1360
Reference Number: cn27020
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Name: Mrs.Melven C. Sellers
Death Date: 28 Jul 1923
Death Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 71 years 7 months 10 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1851
Birthplace: La.
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Sam Brown
Father's Birthplace: California
Mother's Name: Virginia De Moss
Mother's Birthplace: La.
Occupation: Retired Housewife
Place of Residence: Waelder, Texas
Cemetery:
Burial Place: Waelder, Texas
Burial Date: 29 Jul 1923
Additional Relatives: X
Film Number: 2074871
Digital Film Number: 4167201
Image Number: 1228
Reference Number: cn 19048
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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