> In December of 1967 I married Carol Sellers and thus
> allied this family to mine. The earliest progenitor of this family known
> James L.
> Sellers Senior who was born in Nash County, North Carolina. The family
> time in
> Virginia before coming to Maury County, Tennessee about 1808. James was a
> well off farmer and owned 21 slaves. James Senior had two sons, James
> Carol is a descendent of John. John spent his life in Tennessee and his
> was born
> there in 1830. James did some wandering before he settled down, his first
> James L. Sellers, was born in Missouri, while the rest of his children
> Tennessee. James joined the Confederate army when the war came, serving
> "H" of the 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the "Maury Grays".
> immortalized in the book "Co. Aytch" written by Sam R. Watkins. This book
> extensively in the PBS Series: The Civil War. It is still in print.
> during the war,
> James was in no less than seven battles where he opposed my Cross
> end, only 125 men and officers had survived from among the more than
> thousand that
> had served in the 1st Tennessee, something less than a four percent
> . After the
> war James must have found it hard to return to his home in Tennessee. He
> to Bell County, Texas in 1870. There the family lives today, and it was
> County that
> my wife Carol was born. Ironically, my father served at Fort Hood during
> military service
> and I was born there, in Bell County, a scant fifteen miles from where
Carol was born
We have a John Sellers missing that is the supposed brother to James
Sellers of Chatham Co., NC and Robert Sellers, Sr. of Burke Co., NC.
Possibly your wife is descended from this brother John. We don't know
where he lived and possibly he was in Nash Co., NC.
Anyone out there know about this John Sellers of Nash Co., NC in 1800>
Georgia L. Fletcher
----- Original Message -----
-- From: Walt Cross <email@example.com>
-- To: chickflet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
-- Subject: Re: RE(2): Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
-- Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 07:38:15 -0500
Basically what I have given you is all there is on her folks. I have noted
the other Sellers in Maury County over the years and have never made a
connection. If there is a connection I feel it must be in NC. Nash County
is the recurring place her folks seem to be from. No, I have not come
across a Young or Hardy Sellers in her line.
At 09:42 PM 06/21/2000 Time, you wrote:
>Walt, I still can't place your James Lafayette Sellers. I've got lots of
James and John's with no further information. Do you have Family Tree
Maker? If so, do you know how to do a genealogy report and attach it to
email? Make the report from the earliest known Sellers that you have and
attach it. I am quite sure that you are connected to our family. Most of
the Sellers in Maury County, TN, are from Chatham Co., NC, and are
descendants of James Sellers that died in Chatham Co., NC circa 1805.
>Do you have the name Young Sellers in your line? Perhaps a Hardy Sellers?
>Georgia L. Fletcher
>----- Original Message -----
>-- From: Walt Cross <email@example.com>
>-- To: chickflet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>-- Subject: RE: Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
>-- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 21:26:50 -0500
>I show James Lafayette Sellers is the son of John Sellers b. 1802 in NC
>(probably Nash county). James himself was b. Dec 1830 in Nash County. His
>mother is Ellen Chandler. James has 5 sisters and one brother, William
>Sellers. James' grandfather is James Sellers Sr. b. in Nash County and
>died in Maury County in 1824. James had two wives and many children. The
>only Robert Sellers I find is a son of James b. 1882 in TX. Anything come
>close to your folks?
>At 05:44 PM 06/21/2000 Time, you wrote:
>>Walt, I would be very interested in your wife's lineage from James L.
>Sellers. Is he the son of Robert Sellers, Jr. and Ann Goad? I've got
>on this family and would love to share with you.
>>Georgia L. Fletcher
>>----- Original Message -----
>>-- From: "Walt Cross" <email@example.com>
>>-- To: chickflet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>-- Subject: Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
>>-- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 11:27:24 -0500
>>Carol's ancestor from Maury County is James L. Sellers, a Confederate
>>soldier who served in Co H of the 1st Tenn Infantry. He married a couple
>>of times and left TN after the war about 1870 and relocated to Bell Co.
>>If you'd like to know descendants names and wife names, please contact me
>>at my home pc at email@example.com.
"Joscelyn Nickerson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have been following the conversation about Lafayette Sellers with
interest. I have a family tree handed down to me from my grandfather's
brother, Robert Henry Sellers which show 2 LaFayette Sellers. Neither seem
to fit your's exactly.They are on the James, brother of John and Robert
line. Georgia, I have that Young Sellers is the son of that James and also
James had sons LaFayette,Francis, Harry, Carrol, Alfred, Alvis, Jackson,
Hardy or Harvey( I can't tell which because of a fold in the paper)Isaac,
John, James, and Robert.Do we agree with that?
The other LaFayette I show to be the son of Carrol,who was the son of the
same James that is the father of all those boys in the above paragraph.
That LAFayette has brothers Jeff Davis, Wesley,and Robert.That may not be
very clear. Please ask me to clarify if need be. Problem is that I do not
have dates or places for these names, and no female names, although there
must have been some. The only females showing are my graandfather's two
sisters,Rosa and Lilly.
Georgia you asked some time ago if I have family treemaker. I do not. I
a friend who does. She said she would be glad to receive anything for me.
Just make sure it has my name on the subject line. Thanks to all of you out
there who are trying to match up all these Sellers.
Okay, you've twisted my arm ;-) I'll dig the file out. Here
this will get things "straight" in my mind as well.
>From my "notes"
Listed 1800 census, Nash County, NC (Nash came out of Edgecomb co.
James Sellers b. 1759 (from LDS church records on "net") in Nash
Edgecomb) County, NC. d. 20 Dec 1843 in Grainger County, TN. Spouse: 1.
Patience ? 2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson whom he married March 20, 1810.
Children: Jane, Polly, Elizabeth, Ebenezer H., Serena S. "Sarah", James b.
1798 in Nash County, NC, m. 1845 in Maury County, TN to "Sarah". John b. 12
Aug 1802 in either NC or TN. Bestsy is NOT the mother of James and John.
Pg 137, Vol 2 of "Maury County Cousins" states that James Sellers
portion of Robert Sellers estate, for which estate Luke Sellers is the
Pg 144 James Cathey, guardian of Ebenezer and Serena Sellers, minor
of John Sellers, makes report, 20 April 1829. This suggests that Ebenezer
and Serena were actually the grandchildren of James Sellers, unless John
named his children after his brother and sister.
Pg 186 Serena Sellers, minor heir of John Sellers, deceased 2 Nov
report by James Cathey.
Pg 274 John Sellers, court orders in Nov 1815 that he (his body)
be let to
the lowest bidder (for burial). Lowest bid 23 Dec 1815 by Robert Sellers.
Robert submits burying bill after keeping John for 2 months and 25 days (I
wonder how). This cannot be my John Sellers as he is alive in 1820 for the
Pg 188, Maury County TN Will Books. James Sellers died without
a will and
his estate probated in 1824. He owned 21 negro slaves.
James and John Sellers are listed in the 1820 census in Maury county,
however, their last name is spelled "Selers" by the census taker. Marriage
info comes from "Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee 1808 - 1852, page 1.
ROBERT SELLERS, Justice of the Peace for Maury County, married James and
Betsy. Sarah Sellers, an alias for Serena S. Sellers, recorded her will in
1838 Will Book #Y-304 in Maury County.
It is thought that James Sellers was a Revolutionary soldier.
In the following census, the surname is spelled Sellars.
Pg 211, 1850 census Lewis County, TN (a part of Lewis county was
from Maury during its formation in 1843). JAMES SELLERS, aged 52, farmer,
b. NC, owned 500 acres. Wife Sarah aged 31 b. TN. Children (assumed, living
in his household): *LUKE B. SELLERS aged 26, farmer, b. TN and his wife
Lucy aged 24. Their son James Sellers aged 4 born in TN.
*Luke is listed in 1849 (census?) in Middle district of Lewis County
200 acres (book 5 oc, p. 635, g # 20 821.
Pg 361, 1850 census Lewis County, TN. JOHN SELLERS aged 50
Elizabeth aged 30 b. NC (believed to be Elizabeth Brock with a marriage
date of 24 Apr 1817 in Grainger County, TN). JAMES SELLERS 20, b. NC.
Margaret Sellers (wife?) aged 18 b. TN. Sarah Sellers aged 18 b. TN.
Caroline aged 13 b. TN. Mary E. Sellers aged 11 b. TN. William Sellers aged
6 b. TN. Rebecca aged 7/12 b. TN.
JOHN SELLERS is listed in "Tennessee Land Grants" published 1997
Sistler and Assoc. Vol 5-52 pg 15 as residing in Maury County in 1821 and
owning 160 acres in G district book 5, pg 416 g# 15994.
I am going to stop here and send this, then resume with another message.
Some of our documents on these counties =
THANKS for helping, sharing, marie, iowa
Walt Cross <email@example.com>
Also from "Kindred Konnections"
AMIE ANNE SELLERS. 1850 census, Grainger Co. TN district (unreadable)
dwelling 1403, age 25 b. TN. Living next door to John and Elinder Sellers,
her parents. 1860 census Union County, TN. Filed for Confederate widow's
pension from Johnson Co. Arkansas. She came to AR late in life to live with
her son George William Chandler, whose father is Joseph Thomas Chandler
(came about 1878). Amie is buried in Lee cemetery in Clarksville without a
headstone. She died 19 May 1907 at Clarksville.
I also forgot to ask Where did JAMES L. SELLERS 1830 parents
Do you have copies of his CW file?
ALSO, would like the names, dates, places of the child you connect
1830 and where they went, so our Younger SELLERS can find their
We Link Your info to the Counties/States you send family info on -
AND Yes, I ask a lot of Questions - SomeTimes, I have to See the Family -
THANKS again, marie, iowa
If you would like to go to my main website, you can access my Company
roster and historical syopsis. The URL is:
First Regiment, Tennessee (Feild's) Volunteer
Infantry, C.S.A. Organized April 1861, at
Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. Surrendered at Bentonville, N. C. April 1865.
Following is a list of those who, at the organization or afterwards, enlisted in Company H,
The Maury Grays.Regimental History (synopsis)
Captain A.M. LOONEY, promoted; Captain W.R. JOHNSTON, First Lieutenant James A.
MOORE, Second Lieutenant POLK, promoted Colonel; Third Lieutenant Thomas H.
McKINNEY, promoted Adjutant.
First Sergeant Henry J. WEBSTER, promoted Captain; Second Sergeant J.K.P. McFALL,
promoted; Third Sergeant J.P. LEE, promoted; Fourth Sergeant W. Kenan HILL, Second
Corporal George S. MARTIN, promoted; Third Corporal A.O.P. NICHOLSON, promoted;
Fourth Corporal William GRAHAM, killed July 4, 1864; Fifth Corporal William J.
SELLERS, James L
As I haven't found on Tn County - Thanks
ALL help Appreciated! marie, iowa
My own Cross family served on both sides during the war. The ones
Tennessee splitting and serving on both while those from KY opted for the
Union. On my Moss side, Corporal Robert B. Moss served in the 9th TN
Cavalry, a unit many SELLERS served in. My own ancestors fought battles
involving James' unit no less than seven times. I've told my wife Carol
(Lamona Carol Sellers Cross) that it was a good thing they didn't shoot
straight! Thanks for your help.
James m. 1st Manerva Ann Curry in Lewis County,
TN in 1857. She was b.
1832 in TN and d. 1880 in TX. Their children are: James L. Sellers b. 1858
in Missouri. All other children b. in TN or TX. M. Laura Sellers b. 1860;
John L. Sellers b. 1862; George H. Sellers b. 1863; Margaret Ella "Maggie"
Sellers b. 1865; Willis F. Sellers b. 1868, my wife's g.grandfather and
twin of M. Fanny Sellers b. 1868; Susan Sellers b. 1870; Lizzie Sellers b.
1873; Tennessee Sellers b. 1875; and Robert Sellers b. 1878.
James m. 2nd Nancy Emma Cooper in Bell County,
TX in 1880. Nancy was b.
October 13, 1859 place unk. They had the following children, all b. in TX:
Joseph Sellers b. 1881, Lillie Sellers b. 1882; Pearl Sellers b. 1884;
Allie and Hennessy Sellers b. 1886; Stella Sellers b. 1887; Hattie Sellers
b. 1891; Carrie Sellers b. 1892; and Zola Sellers b. 1898.
James died in Bell County, TX on September
15, 1911. He is a Confederate
Army veteran, having served in Co H, 1st (Feild's) Tennessee Infantry
Regiment. His father is John Sellers, b. August 12, 1802 in NC. His mother
is Ellen Chandler b. 1805 in NC.
Thanks for your assistance.
WE MAY NEED = a census reading on =
1850 ST LOUIS CO, MO
JAMES SELLERS, PAGE 367 , 3RD WARD
1860 = JAMES SELLERS = where? (check ALL Spellings)
OUR LEWIS CO, TN =
LEWIS CO, TENN (1843 from Hickman, MAURY, Wayne, Lawrence)
From its establishment until 1852 Lewis County included a
sizeable portion of Maury County.
All of Maury County west of Big Bigby Creek was
included in Lewis county during this period. In 1852
Maury County pettititioned the Courts, maintaining that the
countyhad been cut to less than its minimum constitutional limits.
The Court decision was in favor of Maury County, and the county
line was re-run,becomong essentially as it is today.
For this reason Maury County families residing
in the western part of the county will be found in the 1850
census of Lewis County.
WALT - ARE any of these Yours?
Please, Continue - marie,iowa
The 1870 census shows:
James Sellers 48 MW b. TN living in Crawford
County, Osage Twp, Roll 772 pg
Also there is:
George Sellers 46 MW b. TN Crawford County, Osage Twp, Roll 772 pg
Marion Sellers 29 MW b. MO " " 772 pg 672
Polly Sellers 35 FW b. MO " " 772 pg 668
I believe that shortly after this James removed to Texas. His first
born in Texas was born in the year 1773.
1870 MAURY CO, TN=
E. SELLARS 50, PAGE 591
J.L.SELLERS 38,PAGE 489
ISOM SELLARS 57 F?, PAGE 372
M.C. SELLARS 43, PAGE 594
R. SELLARS 40, PAGE 580
WM SELLARS 45B, PAGE 509
A. SELLERS 36B, PAGE 576
Believe we sent the BELL CO, TX info =Where your J.L. SELLERS WENT =
1860 CENSUS INFO ON THESE FAMILY WE NEED !
didn't see on our 1870 Crawford Co, MO
TRY 1870 MAURY CO, TN for a lookup
1850 GRAINGER CO, TN =
JOHN SELLERS 48 NC
ELENDER 45 TN
LUTHERNY E. 18
JOHN H. 20
SARAH M. 16
MARY M. 14
LOUISA M. 12
WINNEY M 12
GEORGE H. 10
ANNA H. 9/12
KEEP on SHARING - Thanks, marie, iowa
Note the close neighbors of James L. Sellers.
1870 Maury County, Tennessee Census:
James L. Sellers married Eliza Garner
05 May 1852, Maury Co., TN
James Sellers married Minerva Curry 01 Aug 1856, Maury Co., TN
#489:061 Sellers, J. L. 38 M NC James L.
M. 28 F TN nee Minerva
J. L 12 M MO
M. L. 10 F TN
J. L. 8 M TN
S. H. 7 M TN
M. E. 5 F TN
W. F. 2 M TN a twin
M. F. 2 F TN a twin
B. 7/12 F TN
Curry, A. 23 F TN cook
W. M. 1 M TN
Mary Sellers married Hellman Emler 26 Oct 1856 Maury Co., TN
#489:069 Emler, H. 39 M NC
M. E. 27 F TN nee Mary
M. E. 11 F MO (where were
they in Missouri?)
M. C. 6 F MO
W. K. 3 M MO
T. 1/12 F TN
#491:091 Sellers, E. H.
58 M TN - Ebenezer H.
Sellers; son of John Sellers and Elizabeth
S. 55 F TN - nee Sarah
J. 12 M TN - same as
Jay Sellers, age 22, mulatto, in 1880 Maury Co, TN
Georgia L. Fletcher
James SELLERS 36,TN (ck Grainger Co, Tn)
Catherine 33 Tn
A.J. 12M TN
W.M 11M TN
ELIZABETH 10 TN
CORNILIUS 9 MO
MENEARD 5 MO
GEORGE 4 MO
L.C. 2M MO
Which I believe is same as 1850 census?
Do we have An Error Here OR perhaps wrong family OR perhaps we don't have
pieced? together yet.
THANKS for sharing,
This family went to BELL CO, TX in 1880 -
1850 ST LOUIS CO, MO =
1850 ST LOUIS CO, MO
WILLIAM CRATTON, PAGE 387, 3RD WARD
JOSEPH SELLER, PAGE 275 CARONDELET
P.J. SELLER, PAGE 172, 5 TH WARD
ELIZABETH SELLERS, PAGE 366, 3RD WARD
F. SELLERS, PAGE 138 , 4TH WARD
JAMES SELLERS, PAGE 367 , 3RD WARD
J.S.SELLIE, PAGE 121, 4TH WARD
MARY A. STEBBINGS, PAGE 395, 3RD WARD
CHARLES J.B.STEBBINS, PAGE 395 3RD WARD
CHARLES T. STEBBINS, PAGE 392, 3RD WARD
JULIA STEBBINS, PAGE 212 5TH WARD
H. CRITTENDEN, PAGE 418, 3RD WARD
MARGARET CRITTENDEN, PAGE 67 4TH WARD
W. CRITTENDEN, PAGE 52, 4TH WARD
EDWARD DEJOUNGE, PAGE 198 2ND WARD
FERDINAND HAGEDORN, PAGE 33, 1ST WARD
JOHN ELMER, PAGE 6, 4TH WARD
WE NEED ANY OF THESE CENSUS READINGS - Please send Any - thanks ,
WALT = Who/When/Where did this oldest son J.L.? MARRY and WHERE did
mAY tell us where born?
Give us info you have and Will see what we have - THANKS, marie, iowa
WE would Love to Prove a connection between these counties and Your
Civil War File may Help -
Can you Send Extractions from same to us = don't need to type All , just
the main info like =
Where born, parents etc=
Questions/Answers on his Kids=
IF you would like or Need info on these SELLERS, Advise, although,
kinda think we have sent you Most of what we have Seen.
Thanks for understanding, marie, iowa
THIS family of JOHN and ELEANOR appears to be in GRAINGER CO, TN before 1830
THIS is where James SELLERS 1759/1843 Rev War, enlisted in
1770's CHATHAM CO, NC
lived in BURKE CO, NC and Came to Grainger Co, Tn ca 1812
One son is JAMES SELLERS BORN 1792 nc
and when JAMES SELLERS 1759 died in 1843, he had 3 heirs =No Wife, son James, probably a sister Sarah born 1800 and another child
Could be Rebecca Sellers Jackson born ?
Or could possibly be the John SELLERS born 1800 NC married Eleanor.
If a Chandler, Believe her family was here in Grainger early also.
SOME of our CHATHAM CO, NC SELLERS were in Orange Co, NC in 1755's
AND we do have SELLERS in Nash Co, NC = No wills to Prove, but land deeds kinda linking families = John Sellers born bef 1755 and his youngest son in 1800 is born 1784/1790
HOPE I have explained Why it is So important to trace this Nash Co, NC birth, etc = where is our source of proof? Please Send.
MANY of our SELLERS in MAURY CO, TN , where your James L. SELLERS
born 1830 nc
is listed on 1860 census, came from Chatham Co, NC also.
SO, it is very important to work on this links.
I believe I sent you our page numbers on these counties - use, study, advise
THANKS, marie, iowa