WARD FAMILY



1790 CENSUS =



SHOW PLACES BELOW ON MAP =



1800 CENSUS =COUNTY? BRUNSWICK CO, NC?
4-13-1800
JAMES SELLERS SELLS 50 A ON POSSUM BRANCH TO THOMAS HICKMAN
WIT = JOHN WARD, ISAAC ELTHRED

JULY 1805
JAMES SELLERS, THOMAS SELLERS, MATHEW SELLERS, = ROAD WORK FROM ROBESONS TO JOYHN WARDS FERRY ON THE WACCAMAW

1810 CENSUS =

JAN 1815 = JOHN SELLERS buys 120 A NS WEST ASH SWAMP from JOHN WARD
JULY 1815 =THOMAS SELLERS road work from ROBESONS to JOHN WARD FERRY

OCT  1815 =THOMAS SELLERS EXCUSED FROM JULY road work and appointed to work in Oct?

NOV 1815=MATHEW SELLERS, JR sells 150 A on Bear Branch to JOHN WARD,JR

JULY 1820 = JOHN SELLERS overseer-road from WARD FERRY to WM HOLDENS at
9 Mile Post

APRIL 1822=JOHN SELLERS overseer of road from 9MILE POST to WARDS FERRY
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Subject:
             Re: SELLERS/WARDS

        From:
             marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>
 

LE and ALL -
SEE if anyone can trace or connect or have Ideas on the following.
These were extracted from the CDROM - Should Extract page numbers from the
Index-so we'd know relationship to area of our SELLERS

1850 TUSCALOOSA CO, AL
JAMES WARD 64SC, PHYSICIAN
MARGARET 47 GA, DEAF
SOLMION 18 AL,FARMER
JESE 13 AL
D.A.S. 12M AL
JAMES FARR 23 AL, TEACHER

1850 PIKE CO, AL
JOSEPH WARD 68 SC,FARMER
CLARRISEA 60 SC
MALILDA 23 GA
JAMES 20 GA
next
RICHARD L/S/PARRISBE? 50 SC
EMILY 47 NC
WILLIAM 11 AL
ADALINE CELLY 18 AL
JAMES CELLY 16 AL
DAVID CELLY 14 AL
next
JOHN WARD 27 SC
MALILIA 22 SC
JACKUA 6M AL (didn't look like  Jackson or  Joshua)
ALBERT 3 AL
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JOHN L. WARD, Rev War  Duplin NC and Edgefield SC- Lighthorse,Pension
File#S32579
Born 1756 Lee Co, NC
Enlist at Beginning of Rev War - Capt Alexander OUTLAWS Co of Duplin Co
Moved to Edgefield District, SC and reenlisted Capt BURNEYS CO
He (John L. )was son of John and Mary DANIEL WARD
Father served in Rev War
Brother David served and died in Rev War
He (John L. )married Winifred Horne in Edgefield, SC
About 1820 to BIBB CO, AL- Died 4-5-1837 BIBB CO, AL
In 1856 his children were living in AL
JAMES, soldlier in 1812 War - and a medical doctor
DAVID
DANIEL, a minister
NANCY
EMANUEL
SOLOMON
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Does Anyone have the Other Ward families 1850 Pike Co, Al census posted -
Would
appreciate
marie, iowa
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Le Bateman wrote:

> My WARDS lived near STOKES CHURCH in Henry County, but Mary Ann married
> Ephriam OATES perhaps at his mother's plantation near Roeville, at
> Friendship Baptist Church. The WARDS came from South Carolina I am sorry
> this all I know about them. I just have learned that James's father's
name
> is Joseph and his mother a Matilda, not even sure that is correct last
name
> was Willcoxen.  I do not even know if James had any siblings. Le
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marie sellers hollinger" <mari@netins.net>
> To: <SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 12:21 AM
> Subject: Re: SELLERS/WARDS



New Hanover Co, NC (Duplin was made in 1750 from the north part of New
Hanover and included what was
Sampson in 1784 .
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9-18-1795 = Isom SELLERS deeds to Edward ROLLINS = 10 acres on south
side of Goffs marsh beginning at marsh and Runs the course of the
patent. = land was ten acres that was EXCEPTED in Wm WARDS deed.

(what was this land excepted = - recheck for Wm WARD?msh)
Wit=Wm WARD and Joseph SELLERS
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1-26-1796= ISON SELLERS deeds to Wm WARD, 120 acres on head of branch
called Rockfish beginning...on Robert KNOWLES line.
Wit = Jos SELLERS and Thomas MATTHIS
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1-15-1795= ISOM SELLERS and wife, UNIS deed to Wm WARD of Duplin Co, two
tracts of land - 250 acres in co of Sampson and Duplin = beginning on
branch of Rockfish Creek , near a marsh above Beaverdam and above said
ISOM SELLERS plantation a corner of said SELLERS. Deed mentions a
dividing line between James and John KNOWLS.
Tract was conveyed, EXCEPT 10 acres sold to Edward ROLLINS lying on
south side of Goffs Beaverdam Marsh.
Land was part of a tract...containing 1000 acres granted to Samuel
SCWAN/SWAN Esq conveyed by deed to Caleb MASON.
SECOND tract was 250 acres beginning at...his own corner on the head of
KNOWLES branch runing thence as the same.>
Land was the contents of a patent granted to the said ISOM SELLERS
7-10-1788.
Wit = Kedar BRYAN and Henry CANNON



BRUNSWICK CO, NC=



Subject:
            Re: SELLERS/WARD/REYNOLDS/NORTON connections
       Date:
            Sat, 15 Jan 2000 04:59:42 -0800 (PST)
      From:
            "CAROLE S. WALKER" <mott@cetlink.net>

Marie and all, this is what I have learned so far on these connections.
Carole

1.  WILLIAM ELIAS6 SELLERS  (JOHN HENRY5, CONRAD "COONRAD"4, JOHN
"BLACKSMITH"3, FRANCIS CONRAD2, ABRAHAM LENDA "JESSE"1) was born March 1869
in Habersham County, Georgia, and died Aft. 1910 in Belton, Anderson
County,
South Carolina.  He married SUSAN WARD 1889 in Georgia, daughter of SAMUEL
WARD and NANCY BRADY.  She was born 1867 in Georgia, probably, and died
Aft.
1910 in Belton, Anderson County, South Carolina.

*NOTE:  SAMUEL WARD was the son of NATHANIEL WARD.

NANCY BRADY was the daughter of ENOCH BRADY, JR.
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WARD/NORTON/SELLERS FAMILY:

Descendants of Nathaniel Ward

Generation No. 1

1.  NATHANIEL1 WARD was born 1798 in Virginia, and died January 25, 1878 in
Homer,  Banks Co., Ga..  He married MARY Abt. 1825.  She was born 1800 in
Virginia, and died September 11, 1883 in Homer,  Banks Co., Ga..

Notes for NATHANIEL WARD:
1850 Census Franklin County, Georgia:
Ward, Nathan, age 52 years, born Virginia.
Ward, Mary, age 50 years, born Virginia.
Ward, William, age 21;
Ward, Jerry, age 19 - this is Jeremiah.
Ward, Samuel, 17 years;
Ward, Nathan, 15 years;
Ward, Mary, age 13 years
Ward, Daniel, age 11 years.  Daniel was living in the household of a
William
B. Sisson also in the 1850 census.

More About NATHANIEL WARD:
Burial: Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery, Baldwin,  Banks Co., Ga.

More About MARY:
Burial: Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery, Baldwin,  Banks Co., Ga.

More About NATHANIEL WARD and MARY:
Marriage: Abt. 1825

Children of NATHANIEL WARD and MARY are:
2. i. LEVI2 WARD, b. 1826.
 ii. JAMES WARD, b. 1827; m. VINA; b. 1836.
3. iii. WILLIAM WARD, b. Bet. 1829 - 1830, Georgia.
4. iv. SAMUEL WARD, b. March 23, 1830, Banks County, Georgia; d. March 06,
1917, Banks County, Georgia.
 v. NATHANIEL WARD, b. 1835, Georgia; d. July 05, 1862, Atlanta, Fulton
County, Georgia; m. DISEY WACASH, January 08, 1860, Banks County, Georgia.

Notes for NATHANIEL WARD:
C. S. A., Co. D, 43rd Ga. Regt., Inf., Banks Co., Ga. "Middle River Vols."
4th Corporal March 4, 1862.  Private in 1862.  Died at Atlanta, Ga. July 5,
1862.  Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

More About NATHANIEL WARD:
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

More About NATHANIEL WARD and DISEY WACASH:
Marriage: January 08, 1860, Banks County, Georgia

 vi. MARY WARD, b. 1837, Georgia.
 vii. DANIEL C. WARD, b. 1839, Georgia; d. November 29, 1862,
Atlanta,Fulton
County,  Georgia.

Notes for DANIEL C. WARD:
C. S. A., Co. D, 43rd Ga. Regt., Inf., Banks Co., Ga. "Middle River Vols."
Private March 4, 1862.  Died in Atlanta Ga. hospital on November 29, 1862.
Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.  He is the brother of Nathaniel Ward.  He
was found living with his parents in the 1860 Banks County census as 20
years of age.

More About DANIEL C. WARD:
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

5. viii. JEREMIAH WARD, b. 1831, Georgia.

Generation No. 2

2.  LEVI2 WARD (NATHANIEL1) was born 1826.  He married EMILY.  She was born
1829.

Children of LEVI WARD and EMILY are:
 i. MARY L.3 WARD, b. 1848.
 ii. JAMES H. WARD, b. 1850.

3.  WILLIAM2 WARD (NATHANIEL1) was born Bet. 1829 - 1830 in Georgia.  He
married KIZZIAH.  She was born 1836.

Notes for WILLIAM WARD:
1870 Census, Carnesville PO, Household 1203, dwelling 1172 lists this
family.

Children of WILLIAM WARD and KIZZIAH are:
 i. JERRY J.3 WARD, b. 1857.
 ii. LAVINA WARD, b. 1860.
 iii. WILLIAM C. WARD, b. 1863.

4.  SAMUEL2 WARD (NATHANIEL1) was born March 23, 1830 in Banks County,
Georgia, and died March 06, 1917 in Banks County, Georgia.  He married
NANCY
BRADY August 30, 1853 in Habersham County, Georgia, daughter of ENOCH BRADY
and MAHALA DAVIS.  She was born August 13, 1830 in Banks County, Georgia,
and died February 24, 1919 in Banks County, Georgia.

Notes for SAMUEL WARD:
C. S. A.  Served in Co. B, 2nd Ga. State Line of Company B, 2nd Regt., Ga.
State Troops.  He filed under this service record for a pension in Banks
Co., Ga.  Ref:  Index to Ga. Confederate Pension Files" by Virgil White,
1996.  He is found in the 1850 Franklin Co. census in the following
household:

Nathan Ward, 52 years, born Virginia;
Mary, 50 years, born Virginia;
William, 21 years;
Jerry, 19 years (male), C. S. A., served in Co. D, 43rd Ga. Regt., Inf.;
*SAMUEL, 17 YEARS;
Nathan, 15 years, C. S. A., served in Co. D, 43rd Ga. Regt., Inf.,;
Mary, 13 years; and
Daniel, 11 years, C. S. A., served in Co. D., 43rd Ga. Regt., Inf.
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1870 Census Franklin County, Georgia, Middle River PO, Household/Dwelling
No. 1096/1070.

More About SAMUEL WARD:
Burial: Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery, Banks County, Georgia

More About NANCY BRADY:
Burial: Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery, Baldwin, Georgia

More About SAMUEL WARD and NANCY BRADY:
Marriage: August 30, 1853, Habersham County, Georgia

Children of SAMUEL WARD and NANCY BRADY are:
 i. MAHALAH3 WARD, b. 1862, Georgia.
 ii. JAMES F. WARD, b. 1864, Georgia.
 iii. LOUISE WARD, b. 1866, Georgia.
6. iv. SUSAN WARD, b. 1867, Georgia, probably; d. Aft. 1910, Belton,
Anderson County, South Carolina.
7. v. SARAH EMMALINE WARD, b. May 08, 1870, Habersham County, Georgia; d.
February 06, 1955, Stephens County, Georgia.
 vi. CARR WARD, b. 1872, Georgia.
 vii. IDA E. WARD, b. 1874, Georgia.

5.  JEREMIAH2 WARD (NATHANIEL1) was born 1831 in Georgia.  He married LUCY
WHITFIELD March 25, 1855 in Banks County, Georgia, daughter of ASBURY
WHITFIELD and NANCY ALRED.  She was born August 08, 1840 in Banks County,
Georgia.

More About JEREMIAH WARD and LUCY WHITFIELD:
Marriage: March 25, 1855, Banks County, Georgia

Children of JEREMIAH WARD and LUCY WHITFIELD are:
 i. WILLIAM3 WARD, b. 1857.
 ii. NOAH WARD, b. 1859.

Generation No. 3

6.  SUSAN3 WARD (SAMUEL2, NATHANIEL1) was born 1867 in Georgia, probably,
and died Aft. 1910 in Belton, Anderson County, South Carolina.  She married
WILLIAM ELIAS SELLERS 1889 in Georgia, son of JOHN SELLERS and ELIZABETH
BENTLEY.  He was born March 1869 in Habersham County, Georgia, and died
Aft.
1910 in Belton, Anderson County, South Carolina.

More About WILLIAM ELIAS SELLERS:
Census: 1900, Banks County, Georgia

More About WILLIAM SELLERS and SUSAN WARD:
Marriage: 1889, Georgia

Children of SUSAN WARD and WILLIAM SELLERS are:
 i. MAUDE4 SELLERS, b. August 1890, Banks County, Georgia; m. ?? JACKSON.
 ii. IDA LOUISE SELLERS, b. January 1892, Banks County, Georgia.
 iii. JOHN BUREN SELLERS, b. April 1894, Banks County, Georgia; m. BEULAH
ARFLIN, Banks County, Georgia.

More About JOHN SELLERS and BEULAH ARFLIN:
Marriage: Banks County, Georgia

 iv. ROSALIE SELLERS, b. February 1896, Banks County, Georgia.
 v. JANE SELLERS, b. June 14, 1898, Banks County, Georgia; d. February
1983;
m. POLK ARFLIN, Banks County, Georgia.

More About POLK ARFLIN and JANE SELLERS:
Marriage: Banks County, Georgia

 vi. TIMA LUCILLE SELLERS, b. April 1900, Banks County, Georgia; m. HENRY
GRADY PHILLIPS, Banks County, Georgia; b. 1898, Abbeville County, South
Carolina; d. Honea Path, South Carolina.

More About TIMA LUCILLE SELLERS:
Burial: East View Cemetery, Honea Path, South Carolina

More About HENRY GRADY PHILLIPS:
Burial: East View Cemetery, Honea Path, South Carolina

More About HENRY PHILLIPS and TIMA SELLERS:
Marriage: Banks County, Georgia

 vii. MELINDA SELLERS, b. Abt. 1902, Banks County, Georgia.
 viii. CHESTER MARIE SELLERS, b. Abt. 1904, Banks County, Georgia; m. WILL
BALLARD.
 ix. OSCAR SELLERS, b. Abt. 1909, Homer, Banks County, Georgia.

7.  SARAH EMMALINE3 WARD (SAMUEL2, NATHANIEL1) was born May 08, 1870 in
Habersham County, Georgia, and died February 06, 1955 in Stephens County,
Georgia.  She married JAMES HARRISON "PETE" NORTON November 10, 1892 in
Habersham County, Georgia, son of UNKNOWN CHEROKEE MAN and PARENTHENIA
NORTON.  He was born March 19, 1866 in Habersham County, Georgia, and died
August 26, 1952 in Stephens County, Georgia.

More About SARAH EMMALINE WARD:
Burial: Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia.
Residence: Zebulon Branch Road, Toccoa, Georgia.

Notes for JAMES HARRISON "PETE" NORTON:
Pete Norton was 2 years older than his sister, Georgia Rosetta.

Parthenia Norton, Pete Norton and his wife, Sarah Emmaline Ward Norton
moved
to Toccoa, Georgia around 1900 and were considered one of the pioneer
families of Stephens County, Georgia.  Talked with Anita Poole last night,
November 12, 1999, and she provided me with a LOT of information on this
family.  I sincerely appreciate her time and efforts in doing this.

More About JAMES HARRISON "PETE" NORTON:
Burial: Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia.
Individual Note: Extracted from "History of Stephens County, Georgia",
Anita
Poole, descendant article.

More About JAMES NORTON and SARAH WARD:
Marriage: November 10, 1892, Habersham County, Georgia

Children of SARAH WARD and JAMES NORTON are:
 i. SAMUEL JACKSON4 NORTON, b. February 19, 1893, Georgia; d. May 23, 1981,
Stephens County Georgia; m. LIZZIE QUEEN, February 02, 1919, Rabun County,
Georgia; b. 1897, Georgia; d. November 11, 1979, Stephens County, Georgia.

More About SAMUEL JACKSON NORTON:
Burial: Stephens Memorial Gardens, Toccoa, Georgia.
Occupation: Minister, and a Professional Photographer in Stephens County,
Georgia.
Religion: Church of God

More About LIZZIE QUEEN:
Burial: Stephens County, Georgia

More About SAMUEL NORTON and LIZZIE QUEEN:
Marriage: February 02, 1919, Rabun County,  Georgia

 ii. NOAH NORTON, b. August 15, 1896, Banks County Georgia; d. July 06,
1931, Banks County Georgia; m. BIRDIE MILLER, December 25, 1915, Banks
County, Georgia; b. June 04, 1898.

More About NOAH NORTON:
Burial: Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery, Banks County, Georgia

More About BIRDIE MILLER:
Burial: Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery, Baldwin,  Banks Co., Ga.

More About NOAH NORTON and BIRDIE MILLER:
Marriage: December 25, 1915, Banks County, Georgia

 iii. MINNIE HANNAH NORTON, b. February 25, 1898, Banks County Georgia; d.
June 25, 1958, Stephens County, Georgia; m. RUFUS SIMMONS, August 31, 1919,
Banks County, Georgia; b. February 24, 1893, Banks County Georgia; d. May
03, 1965, Stephens County, Georgia.

More About MINNIE HANNAH NORTON:
Burial: Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia.

More About RUFUS SIMMONS:
Burial: Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia

More About RUFUS SIMMONS and MINNIE NORTON:
Marriage: August 31, 1919, Banks County, Georgia

 iv. NANCY LOUISE NORTON, b. June 02, 1900, Banks County Georgia; d.
September 23, 1992, Banks County Georgia; m. JAKE HICKS, May 02, 1937,
Banks
County, Georgia.

Notes for NANCY LOUISE NORTON:
No Children born of this marriage.

More About NANCY LOUISE NORTON:
Burial: Stephens Memorial Gardens, Banks County, Georgia

Notes for JAKE HICKS:
No children.

More About JAKE HICKS:
Burial: Stephens Memorial Gardens, Banks County, Georgia

More About JAKE HICKS and NANCY NORTON:
Marriage: May 02, 1937, Banks County, Georgia

 v. LUARY ANNA NORTON, b. November 08, 1902; d. December 04, 1931; m. ODELL
DALTON, September 03, 1922, Banks County, Georgia.

Notes for LUARY ANNA NORTON:
Had 4 children.  Her sister, Mary Decie, married Odell Dalton after her
death.

More About LUARY ANNA NORTON:
Burial: Line Baptist Church Cemetery

Notes for ODELL DALTON:
Sister Luary was married to Odell and Luary died, then Odell married Mary.
Luary and Odell had 2 children.  Luary died and Odell married sister Mary
and they had 4 children.  (Names Unknown).

More About ODELL DALTON and LUARY NORTON:
Marriage: September 03, 1922, Banks County, Georgia

 vi. MARY NECIE NORTON, b. October 08, 1904; d. November 12, 1981; m. ODELL
DALTON, Aft. 1931.

Notes for MARY NECIE NORTON:
Mary Decie married her sister's husband, Odell Dalton, after Luary Anna
died.

Notes for ODELL DALTON:
Sister Luary was married to Odell and Luary died, then Odell married Mary.
Luary and Odell had 2 children.  Luary died and Odell married sister Mary
and they had 4 children.  (Names Unknown).

More About ODELL DALTON and MARY NORTON:
Marriage: Aft. 1931

 vii. JERRY HARRISON A. NORTON, b. December 16, 1906, Banks County Georgia;
d. March 08, 1986, Stephens County, Georgia; m. MARY LEWALLEN; b. Abt.
1907.

Notes for JERRY HARRISON A. NORTON:
They had 6 children.

More About JERRY HARRISON A. NORTON:
Burial: Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia.

 viii. JAMES ROSCOE "JIM" HENRY DAVID NORTON, b. November 28, 1908, Banks
County Georgia; d. 1995, Stephens County, Georgia; m. ANNIE SUE SLAYTON,
December 27, 1933, Banks County, Georgia; b. September 14, 1913.

Notes for JAMES ROSCOE "JIM" HENRY DAVID NORTON:
Had 4 children.

More About JAMES ROSCOE "JIM" HENRY DAVID NORTON:
Burial: Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery, Stephens County, Georgia.

More About JAMES NORTON and ANNIE SLAYTON:
                         Marriage: December 27, 1933, Banks County, Georgia
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Carole S. Walker in Catawba, South Carolina
"Beautiful Places, Smiling Faces"
mott@cetlink.net
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----- Original Message -----
From: marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>
To: <SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2000 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: SELLERS/WARD/REYNOLDS/NORTON connections
 

> CAROLE - Thanks- Yes , Interesting And I Read them Also-
>
> But , Send me the 'connection to Sellers/Wards?= ( I didn't see,msh)
> ======
> CAROLE and ALL =
>
> This NANCY WARD(info  sent from) was born 1738? kids ALL born before
1785/8  =
> WASN'T a WARD?
> SHE married a WARD?
> OR she married % of INDIAN
> and then married a WARD?
>
> BUT, IF NANCY (don't know family?) wasn't a Full Blooded INDIAN -
> I think you Loose this blood within--- generations=
>
> A CHART shows lineage to % of  blood in a family = don't think we have
(would be
> nice on our SELLERS  INDIAN PAGE - so we could all understand)
>
>
> NOW I have a NANCY WARD in LEE CO, VA = with similiar story (don't
believe
kids
> went south)
> WILL see if Any Dates on Her and family = This was NANCY MARTIN,
Sorry,msh
>
> I BELIEVE these Books Take you back to ORIGINAL NANCY WARD INFO=
> PROBABLY, in differant book -
> SOME of these applications are interesting AND they also show why claim
was
> rejected-
> SOME applications were rejected because of LACK of Prove also -
> AND gives you names that couldn't be reached to prove, etc
>
> PLEASE , SEND any SELLERS connection - Will Post Info -
> YOU may be able to prove in Later records of families -
> REMEMBER, they collected   these records in  1830? to 1900? (memory)
>
> AND Please Understand - Questions Must be Asked and Answered to prove
> Connections
> =======
> MANY are interested in the INDIAN connections to SELLERS=
> =======
> I BELIEVE = ALL of our Ancestors probably  married into Mixed families=
> WHO were they =
> WHO are their Kids =
> WHERE are they=
> AND =
> YOU will be with SELLERS in =  YEAR/STATE/COUNTY=
>
> SEND Same Info on Census/States , etc We ALL NEED=
>
> AND Those MIXED families WILL be OUR Neighbors
>
> IS there a DIFFERENCE ?=
> Probably to the Child that married into the mixed family
> (I'll bet a better word for Mixed=maybe Inter?)
>
> WE WILL SHARE any Documented INFO=
> OTHERS do the same =
> AND should have some proof =
>
> REMEMBER - They didn't have OUR Info - sources
> AND many had the Stories? Sayings? = Grandma was part Indian, etc
> AND I believe some of our Resources Should Prove Our Families
> AND probably all have a little piece of Something 'Back There'
>
> APPRECIATE - ENJOY STORIES -
> NEED =
> CONNECTION to a PROVEN SELLERS FAMILY =
> 1800 - 1850 CENSUS
> SO WE CAN SEE YOU-
> marie, iowa
> ======
>
> CAROLE S. WALKER" wrote:
>
> > Marie:  This was sent to me by another person.  It does connect to our
> > Sellers/Norton/Reynolds and Ward families of Franklin, Habersham and
Banks
> > County, Georgia.  It is all very interesting!
> >
> > Cousin Carole
> >
> > FROM:  Richard A. Colbert
> >
> > May 24, 1993
> >
> > REYNOLDS NEWSLETTER #4
> >
> > One of the most perplexing questions in our family has been: Is there
any
> > Indian blood in the Reynolds family? In the last Newsletter, I
mentioned
Ray
> > Ward was going to do some more research on his family and get back to
me. In
> > the meantime, however, I have done some research on my own.
> >
> > Many in the Reynolds family believe that Elizabeth Ward was part
Indian.
For
> > this reason, they say, members of the Pounds family were against Nancy
> > Amazon Pounds marrying Benjamin Calloway Reynolds.
> >
> > With the information I found in the last newsletter, I decided to
retrace
> > what I knew about the Ward family and the Cherokee Indian, Nancy Ward.
> >
> > Nancy Ward was married twice. The first time to a Cherokee warrior
> > (KINGFISHER), and the second time to Bryant (Brian) Ward.
> >
> > Nancy Ward was a full-blood Cherokee who married Kingfisher of the Deer
> > Clan. In 1755, during the Battle of Taliwa against the Creek Indians,
> > Kingfisher was killed. His Indian wife, Nany'hi, anglicized to Nancy,
picked
> > up his weapons and fought besides the Cherokee warriors until the
battle
was
> > won by the Cherokees. Her reward was eternal protection of her village,
> > called Nancy-town, located on the Habersham/Stephens County lines. She
was
> > made "beloved oi· Holy Woman" by the tribe which gave her the power of
life
> > and death over captives. She was a constant friend of the American
pioneers
> > in North Georgia. She is credited with warning white settlers when
Indian
> > raids were being planned, and herding the settlers into her village to
> > protect them.
> >
> > During 1780 she is credited with helping a number of prisoners to
escape.
> > She is said to have supplied food to the American soldiers during the
> > Revolution. Indian warriors never committed any atrocities within the
bounds
> > of her village. Nancy Town Creek, where her village was located, is
joined
> > by Woffords Creek and empties into the Middle Fork of the Broad River.
> >
> > Nancy Ward (1738-1822) married Bryant Ward, an Indian trader from South
> > Carolina. For awhile he lived in the Indian Nation. Together, they had
one
> > daughter, named Betsy. When Bryant returned to South Carolina to live
with
> > his "white" family, Nancy moved to Tennessee and died at her home on
Ocoee
> > River in Polk County, Tennessee.
> >
> > After Nancy Ward moved to Tennessee, Bryant Ward and his "white" family
> > moved back to Georgia. He and his family lived near Nancy Town. Bryant
Ward
> > died ca. 1815. His Will was registered in the Franklin Co., GA court on
Jan.
> > 13, 1817. (Habersham and Stephens counties were still part of Franklin
Co.
> > in 1817).  An abstract of his Will reads in part:
> >
> > Will: Wife Ann. Niece Susannah Ward now Susannah England. Nephew Bryant
Ward
> > under 18. Sons Samuel and John Ward. Ex'r: Joseph Martin of Tugalo
River,
> > Franklin Co. (s) 18 Aug 1815.
> >
> > Wit: N. Dobson, John Bryan, George Ward
> >
> > Bryant's son John married Kathryn McDonald (a full-blood Cherokee). In
turn,
> > John's son, George, married Lucy Mays (also a full-blood Cherokee).
 Mays
> > was also spelled MOSS].
> >
> > There is no record who Bryant's other son, Samuel, married. Three years
> > after Bryant died , Samuel died. One of Samuel's sons was named
Jeremiah.
> > Jeremiah Ward is the father of Elizabeth Ward who married Benjamin
Franklin
> > Reynolds.
> >
> > In the previous newsletter, I copied an abstract of another Will that
was
> > probated in 1855. That one was for John McMillian. Pg. 12 -- Habersham
> > Co. -- John McMillian, dated 21Apr. 1855, land to Eliz Ward (sister
> > Elizabeth Ward's granddaughter,) nephew George Ward. Executor: Clark M.
> > Cash. Wit: Fountain G. Moss, James Ward, Clark M. Cash. Probated July
1860.
> >
> > I also mentioned we were possibly connected to this family because we
were
> > also related to the Cashes.
> >
> > In Volume 7 of the book Cherokee by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee
> > Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims 1906-1910 , there was a claim made
by
> > Elizabeth Sosebee that she was a Cherokee Indian. After consideration
of
the
> > facts, the U. S. Court of Claims rejected her claim.
> >
> > Below is a copy of her application that was written by her husband:
> >
> > My name is Jeremiah M. Sosebee and I reside at Harvest, GA. I am
fifty-three
> > years of age and Elizabeth Sosebee, my wife, is the claimant. I know
the
> > family history very well, as I have known the Davis family, the Martin
> > family, the Sosebee family and the Boling family all my life. Didama
Alien
> > was my wife's aunt, and her maiden name was Didama McMillen, and she
was
> > always recognized as a quarter Cherokee Indian. Didama McMillen claimed
> > through Elizabeth McMillen, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Ward. The
Indian
> > connection of all these claims comes through the Ward family and the
> > McMillen family and we know of no connection, as far back as we can
> > remember, of any Moss family being connected. Elizabeth Ward, or
McMillen,
> > did not go West with the Indians but died in Habersham Co., GA.
Elizabeth
> > Ward resembled an Indian very much. Elizabeth Ward had one brother
named
> > Jerry Ward. My brother, Drewery N. Sosebee, has always lived near me.
Jerry
> > Ward had two sons, William Ward and Enoch Ward. I have always been told
that
> > George Ward was a brother of Jerry and Elizabeth Ward. I know nothing
about
> > George Ward and cannot tell anything about him. I do not know the name
of
> > Elizabeth Ward's father, never heard it, in fact none of us ever heard
it.
> > This is all I know about the matter.
> >
> > Signed J. M. Sosebee, Clarksville, GA., July 13, 1908.
> >
> > Another application was submitted the same time as the one above by
Barbara
> > Helen Davis, a cousin of Elizabeth Sosebee. It reads:
> >
> > My name is Barbara Helen Davis and I reside at Clarksville, GA. My
> > post-office is Mt. Airy, GA. R.F.D. I was born in Habersham Co., GA and
I am
> > fifty-five years of age. I claim relationship to the Cherokee Indians
> > through my mother, Didama Alien, was a quarter Cherokee Indian, her
maiden
> > name was McMillen. She was born in Habersham Co., Ga. My mother claims
> > through her mother, Elizabeth McMillen, whose maiden name was Elizabeth
> > Ward, she was a half blood Cherokee Indian. My cousin, Jeremiah M.
Sosebee,
> > is present and he knows the family history better than I do and can
give
it
> > right back.
> >
> > There was a total of thirty applications filed with this group. All
were
> > rejected on the same grounds. The Court said that it did not appear
that
any
> > ancestors were ever enrolled or were parties to the treaties of 1835-6
and
> > 1846. And they showed no real connections with the Eastern Cherokees.
> >
> > >From these applications it appears that the Sosebee's lived in close
> > proximity to our family. The previous Will mentions the McMillian's,
the
> > Ward's, and the Moss's. So does this application.
> >
> > Didama Alien's family lived on Alien Mountain. Benjamin Franklin
Reynolds
> > family also lived on Alien Mountain. The "Jerry" Ward in the
application
is
> > probably Jeremiah Ward, the father of our Elizabeth Ward.
> >
> > So, while it is evident that our Ward family is probably related to
Bryant
> > Ward and his "white" wife, Ann, there is no proof that we are Indian.
It
> > depends on who Samuel and Jeremiah Ward married. Next week when Ray
Ward
> > calls, we will probably find out for sure.
> >
> > Rick
> > ----------
> > January 14, 2000
> > Received from Leah Kay Reynolds, GENNUT2@GTE.NET, from Rick:
> > ""CAROLE, I WANTED TO SHARE---DO YOU KNOW OF THE (FRICK CEMETERY)?
LEAH
> > K.""
> >
> > "Received your messages.  I have map of Reynolds Cemetery if you're
> > interested.  It is just West of Allen Mountain.  Most people refer to
it
as
> > Frick Cemetery, because Frick obtained the land from Reynolds family
> > (Frick's are relatives of Reynolds).    Back in the 1800's, the
Reynolds
> > family also owned the only grist mill in the area.  It's located on the
> > Broad River, about two miles from the Reynolds home.
> >
> > Carole S. Walker in Catawba, South Carolina
> > "Beautiful Places, Smiling Faces"
> > mott@cetlink.net
> > AOL INSTANT MESSAGE ADDRESS:  walkerc36
> > ICQ# 22149680


   From:
        "Le Bateman" <LeBateman@NetZero.Net>

     I finally posted the information on William and Sarah Sellers Oates to
the list but if you want me to give month and day also I will have to
repost
at another time. My WARD line comes through James and Maranda Parish WARD's
daughter Mary Ann WARD d.b.24/Jun/1822 she also had a twin brother John.
She
married Ephriam OATES, it is rather odd even though Ephriam and William
were
second cousins they spelt their names a different way. Ephriam was the
overseer of his mother's plantation near Roeville, so he got very little in
the way of education, but his children did. He was born their as were his
five children. he married Mary Ann WARD 16/Aug/1849 Melinda Ann
d.b.5/Feb/1851 married Dr. Thomas Carey Soloman who was my greatgrandmother
Mamie Soloman Oates grand paternal uncle.


1860 HENRY CO, AL

CHRISTOPHER WARD 24 GA

NANCY 18 GA

MATILDA WARD 59 GA

JOHN 28 GA

JOSEPH 18 GA

WILEY 14 GA

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JOHN J. WARD 38GA

MARTHA 32 GA

JACKSON 17 GA

ELBERT 11 GA

JOHN 3 AL

JAMES 8/12 AL

1870 HENRY CO, AL,

WILEY WAR 23, W, AL, ABBEVILLE, 8TH PREC

SARAH J. 25 AL W

JAMES A 3 AL, W

CHARLIE 6? AL W

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CHRISTOPHER WARD 34 AL, W, LAND

NANCY 29 AL

JOHN  9 AL

AMANDA J. 5 AL

MILITDA CUROY? 32 AL W

ANN J. CUROY? 9 AL, W

ALEC WARD 17M AL, M (does not look like W)

AMERICA 14M, AL, M

HARDY JOHNSON 00? NC, W

AMOS GRACE 21M AL, B,