WALT'S PAGE
 Walt Cross
wcross_osu@osu.net  (home)
wcross@okway.okstate.edu
            Re: http://www2.okstate.edu/people/wcross/crossgene.html#salt (home)

                  > In December of 1967 I married Carol Sellers and thus
> allied this family to mine. The earliest progenitor of this family known
to me
> is
> James L.
> Sellers Senior who was born in Nash County, North Carolina. The family
spent
> some
> time in
> Virginia before coming to Maury County, Tennessee about 1808. James was a
> reasonably
> well off farmer and owned 21 slaves. James Senior had two sons, James
Junior and
>
> John.
> Carol is a descendent of John. John spent his life in Tennessee and his
son
> James
> was born
> there in 1830. James did some wandering before he settled down, his first
child,
>
> another
> James L. Sellers, was born in Missouri, while the rest of his children
were born
>
> in
> Tennessee. James joined the Confederate army when the war came, serving
in
> Company
>
> "H" of the 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the "Maury Grays".
This
> unit
> was
> immortalized in the book "Co. Aytch" written by Sam R. Watkins. This book
was
> quoted
> extensively in the PBS Series: The Civil War. It is still in print.
Ironically,
> during the war,
> James was in no less than seven battles where he opposed my Cross
ancestors. By
> war's
> end, only 125 men and officers had survived from among the more than
three
> thousand that
> had served in the 1st Tennessee, something less than a four percent
survival
> rate
> . After the
> war James must have found it hard to return to his home in Tennessee. He
moved
> his
> family
> to Bell County, Texas in 1870. There the family lives today, and it was
in Bell
> County that
> my wife Carol was born. Ironically, my father served at Fort Hood during
his
> military service
> and I was born there, in Bell County, a scant fifteen miles from where
Carol was born


        From:
             chickflet <chickflet@aristotle.net>
 

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

Georgia L. Fletcher
chickflet@aristotle.net

----- Original Message -----
-- From: Walt Cross <wcross_osu@osu.net>
-- To: chickflet <chickflet@aristotle.net>
-- Subject: Re: RE(2): Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
-- Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 07:38:15 -0500
 

Georgia;
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.

-Walt

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
>
>
>
>Georgia L. Fletcher
>chickflet@aristotle.net
>
>----- Original Message -----
>-- From: Walt Cross <wcross_osu@osu.net>
>-- To: chickflet <chickflet@aristotle.net>
>-- Subject: RE: Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
>-- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 21:26:50 -0500
>
>
>Georgia;
>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?
>
>-Walt
>
>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
lots
>on this family and would love to share with you.
>>
>>Georgia
>>
>>Georgia L. Fletcher
>>chickflet@aristotle.net
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>-- From: "Walt Cross" <wcross@okstate.edu>
>>-- To: chickflet <chickflet@aristotle.net>
>>-- Subject: Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
>>-- Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 11:27:24 -0500
>>
>>
>>
>>Hello Georgia;
>>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.
TX.
>>If you'd like to know descendants names and wife names, please contact me
>>at my home pc at wcross_osu@osu.net.
>>
>>-Walt


        From:
             "Joscelyn Nickerson" <jsn60@hotmail.com>
 

I have been following the conversation about Lafayette Sellers with great
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
have
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.



WALT - this is our SELLERS discussion group, which help each other with
documenting our families. Georgia forwarded your letter to us.
Your sources are probably in James LaFayette Sellers 1830 Civil War papers?
which we don't have access to - so we need your help to kinda 'follow'
these families thro.
The only John SELLERS 1802 and wife Ellenor I found was in Grainger Co, TN
Do you know when/where James Sellers 1830 parents died?
Any Dates and Places you can give, will be greatly appreciated and helpful
in proving this family.
marie, iowa

Subject:
            Re: Sellers in Maury County, Tennessee
       Date:
            Fri, 23 Jun 2000 18:32:12 -0500
      From:
            Walt Cross <wcross_osu@osu.net>
        To:
            marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>

Okay, you've twisted my arm ;-) I'll dig the file out.  Here goes maybe
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. in 1777)
Sellers, James
Sellers, Arthur
Sellers, John
Sellers, Joseph

James Sellers b. 1759 (from LDS church records on "net") in Nash (then
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 bought a
portion of Robert Sellers estate, for which estate Luke Sellers is the
administrator.

Pg 144 James Cathey, guardian of Ebenezer and Serena Sellers, minor heirs
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 1831,
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
census!

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 carved
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 owning
200 acres (book 5 oc, p. 635, g # 20 821.

Pg 361, 1850 census Lewis County, TN.  JOHN SELLERS aged 50 b. VA.
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 by Byron
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.

-Walt



WALT - Thank You VERY MUCH for sharing - will study and send thru our
SELLERS
discussion group. We ALL try and Help each other - sharing documents-
Can you send us a copy of these LDS church records from what church in
Edgecombe,
NC or the URL # is okay.

Some of our documents on these counties =
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/ncnash.htm
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/tngraing.htm
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/tnmaury.htm

THANKS for helping, sharing, marie, iowa


   From:
        Walt Cross <wcross_osu@osu.net>

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.

-Walt



WALT - I believe we have an active member related to this family - that can
explain better than I.

I also forgot to ask Where did  JAMES L. SELLERS 1830 parents die?
Do you have copies of his CW file?

ALSO, would like the names, dates, places of the child you connect to of
James
1830 and where they went, so our Younger SELLERS can find their
roots/links?
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 -
Hope
you understand
THANKS again, marie, iowa



Sorry I didn't make myself clear. LDS is the Mormons in Utah. Their search
page, which I have found very helpful is:  http://www.familysearch.org/

If you would like to go to my main website, you can access my Company H
roster and historical syopsis. The URL is:

http://www2.okstate.edu/faculty/wcross/union.html

-Walt



Muster Roster of Company "Aytch" 1st
              Tennessee Infantry Regiment
                     "The Maury Grays"

    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)

   Officers
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.

   Non-Commissioned Officers
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.
WHITTHORNE, promoted;

SELLERS, James L



WALT - Thanks - Try and Send info as simply? as you can
We Need the SELLERS extractions from counties/wars/marriages/ etc
Yes, We Need this =
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/1004/

As I haven't found on Tn County - Thanks
ALL help Appreciated! marie, iowa



I show John died September 19, 1860 in Grainger Co. TN. I don't know his
(James') mother's death.  Yes, I have his records, they consist of three
pages.  He is also listed on page 359 of "Tennesseans in the Civil War". He
was enlisted in October 1862 by Captain Henry J. Webster. He served in Co H
(Aytch), 1st (Feild's) Tennessee Infantry Regiment (The Maury Grays). This
unit, as you probably know is the one immortalized by Sam R. Watkins' book
"Co Aytch".  His book was quoted from extensively during Ken Burns' PBS
documentary on the Civil War.

My own Cross family served on both sides during the war. The ones from East
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.

-Walt



I want to thank all of you for looking at the data I have on my wife's
ancestor James Lafayette Sellers.

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.

-Walt Cross



WALT  - Thank You - We will Continue to Search/Prove these SELLERS
And Share Any SELLERS info we have
Will try and connect a few more census to these families, so we know Where to Search, etc

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



SELLERS IN ARKANSAS

DARLA'S PAGE

WALT'S PAGE


1850 SELLERS=

#211
JAMES SELLERS 52NC
SARAH 31 TN
LUKE B. 26 TN
LUCY 24 TN
JAMES 4 TN
#361

JOHN SELLERS 50 VA
ELIZABETH 30 NC
JAMES 20 NC
MARGARET 18 TN
SARAH 18 TN
CAROLINE 13 TN
MARY E. 11 TN
WILLIAM 6 TN
REBECCA A. 7/12TN
LUSKS , WHITESIDES  and LEWIS from SC are here
BINGHAM, PUGH,FARESS, JOHNSTONS, DANIEL CATHEYS from NC are here
1860 PERRY CO, TN CENSUS=
JAMES SELLERS 78, p88-335
SARAH 42
LUKE SELLERS 30, P33-308
ELIZABETH 27
MARTHA E. 5
MARY J. 3
SARAH 2
SARAH SELLERS 80 , P 94-338 (born ca 1760 or how old in 1850?)
DICY GRIFFIN 56
1870 PERRY CO, TN=
WHERE ARE WE?

===========

WALT - ARE any of these Yours?
Please, Continue - marie,iowa



My local library does not have the 1860 census for Missouri, so I could not
check it for James. However, his first born son, was born in Missouri in
1858. I believe James was probably there, and probably in Crawford County.
At the outbreak of the war, he returned to Maury County, TN and enlisted in
the "Maury Grays".

The 1870 census shows:

James Sellers 48 MW b. TN living in Crawford County, Osage Twp, Roll 772 pg
667

Also there is:

George Sellers 46 MW b. TN Crawford County, Osage Twp, Roll 772 pg 665
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 child
born in Texas was born in the year 1773.

-Walt



WALT - Thanks - believe we Need =
READINGS OF THESE CENSUS=

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 =
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/txbell.htm
====
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


        From:
             chickflet <chickflet@aristotle.net>
 

     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.
Sellers
                      M.                                28 F TN nee Minerva
Curry
                      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
Sellers
                      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
Robinson
                      J.                                12 M TN - same as
Jay Sellers, age 22, mulatto, in 1880 Maury Co, TN

Georgia
Georgia L. Fletcher
chickflet@aristotle.net



GEORGIA - Thanks -
I also Note the James SELLERS that Walt refers to in 1860?Crawford Co, MO =

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
ELIZA 11moMO
======
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 , msh
=======

WALT = Who/When/Where did this oldest son J.L.? MARRY and WHERE did they go
=
mAY tell us where born?
Give us info you have and Will see what we have - THANKS, marie, iowa



WALT - I want to Make Sure you understand - We try and Prove families
with documents.
If we question or point out  something = we Need More Work in this Area.

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, I
kinda think we have sent you Most of what we have Seen.
Thanks for understanding, marie, iowa



Marie;
Yes, I understand. I have written three genealogy books and they are all
still in print and being sold, I understand how genealogy is done with
source documents. As for James' service record it consists of a couple of
pages that only shows he was in the unit, when he was paid, when he was
sick, etc. Nothing on family. I have given you folks everything I have on
hand and have been able to find on the 'net or through my local
genealogical library. Believe me, what I have passed on has taken many
years to find. I do appreciate your efforts, but I am not holding anything
back from you.

-Walt



WALT - Thanks so much for understanding What we Need on documenting SELLERS -
APPRECIATE your Help-
======
 HOW did we prove birth of  = source, document, Anything,
You State =
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.
======

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