WILLETS

             SELLERS/WILLETS

WILLETS=
NC LAND PATENTS=
9-25-1754 NEW HANOVER CO, NC = HOPE WILLETS =75A ON S. BRANCH OF DOE
CREEK JNG A POINT NEAR THE SD BRANCH
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10-3-1755 NEW HANOVER CO, NC = SAMUEL WILLETS = 50 A BY SALT MARSH SIDE
BETWEEN LOCKWOODS FOLLY & CAPEFEAR JNG THE MARSH SIDE
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1754 NEW HANOVER CO, NC=JUDAH SWAIN & JAMES SWAIN = 30 A LAND PATENT =
AT BETERS BLUFF ON W. SIDE OF LOCKWOOD FOLLY BET HOPE WILLET &
CUNNINGHAM LAND JNG SD CUNNINGHAM & THE SWAMP BELOW WILIT
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OLD NC WILLS DID NOT = WILLETS, I didNot check WILLIS for similar
names=Someone should do
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1761/7 BRUNSWICK CO, NC WILLS=
HOPE WILLETS =
heirs =
SAMUEL, MARY, LYDIA, AMY, JOSEPH, HOPE
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1827 BRUNSWICK CO, NC WILL
HENRY WILLETS
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11-20-1754 EDGECOMBE CO, NC DEEDS =
THOMAS HILL OF EDGE TO WM SMELLY OF EDGE        ---ACRES ON BOTH SIDES
TURKEY CREEK JNG JAMES WILLET.
WIT = BARNABY MCKINNIE AND JAMES WILLET
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JEHU SWAIN is in 1777 to 1799  MARTIN CO, NC
JAMES SWAIN is in 1819 MARTIN CO, NC
WE have NO? collected info on MARTIN CO?
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OUR WILLETS SELLERS 1783/1850'S= son of ELISHA 1740/1801 =
Kids =
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OUR WILLETS SELLERS 1778/1850'S = son of JAMES SELLERS=
Kids=
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NEED SEPARATE PAGE on EACH? maybe-
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CENSUS/TAX LIST/ETC=
1786 NORTHAMPTON CO, NC
WILLIAM WILLET, #1 , WINBORNES DIST
NO SELLERS
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1790 FRANKLIN CO, NC CENSUS=
DEMPSEY WILLET=1-1-1-0-0
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1790 BRUNSWICK CO, NC=
NO WILETS
SWAINS=DAVID, JAMES, JOSEPH, LEVI
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NOT MUCH - But its All we have posted -
PLEASE - someone collect info on These Other Families connected to
SELLERS in these areas -
extract our Sellers Or send All
and will try and extract info to post to our SELLERS pages
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marie, iowa



From: TOM
            Hesed1@aol.com

     I have some Willets original info to give you, which will go hand in
hand with my proof of Mary Willets' parentage (see Q#5 on my recent
forward
of the letter I wrote Ed Sellers). Mary was the 2nd or 3rd wife of Elisha
Sellers (c.1740-1801) and the mother of at least six children, including
my
ancestor Samuel Sellers (1788-1857).
     Will post tomorrow.
-- Tom Buchanan


   From: Tom Buchanan
        Hesed1@aol.com

     There is a lot of Willets info in my files, so I am going to give
abstracts of what I have relevant to the question of relationships,
mention
other available sources, and then proceed to what is really the heart of
the
matter for those of us who are descended from Elisha Sellers and Mary
Willets. You have already done a good job of abstracting the land patents
and
grants, so I'll pass over those with the obvious comment that there
weren't
very many of these Willets in Brunswick/New Hanover Co., NC area between
1740
and 1800 -- we will see that the ones who were there are in fact members
of
one family, that of Hope Willets (1707-1766) and his children.

The Colonial Records of North Carolina (hereafter cited as NCCR)
Vol. 4, p. 708 -- Hope Willets is listed as having petitioned for a 200
acre
land warrant in what was then New Hanover Co. NC, November 24, 1744.
Vol. 4, p. 885 -- Hope listed as petitioner for 100 acre land warrant,
same
county, April 4, 1748.

NCCR, Vol. 6, p. 730 -- Extract from a letter dated June 15, 1762 by the
Rev.
John Macdowell, Anglican missionary/clergyman --
"We have in all about 200 families; and are about to have our Parish made
into a county [Note: he's referring to Brunswick Co.]. We have no
dissenters
of any sort, excepting a few poor families of fishermen, who came in from
Cape May at the mouth of the River Delaware and are settled by the sea
side,
between the mouths of the Rivers Lockwood's Folly and Shallot, they call
themselves new light Anabaptists; but we hope this frolic will soon
dwindle
away and disappear among them..."
This is a wonderful reference to the families from Cape May Co. NJ who
came
here in the mid-1740's and 1750's -- including the familes Willets,
Leonard,
Swain, Hewitt, Holden, and others! Note too that they are called "New
Light
Anabaptists" -- an interesting designation for what these families
clearly
were while still in New Jersey... Quakers. I have lots of NJ Quaker
records
of these families for any one interested.

Will of Hope Willets, Brunswick Co. NC Will Book, Book "A," p. 30 --
dated
June 6, 1766 -- names (in this order) son Samuel, daughter Mary, daughter
Lidia, daughter Anne, son Joseph, son Hope; wife (referred to but not
named
in will); witnesses Samuel Leonard Jr. and John Robinson. Executors: wife
and
son Joseph.

Brunswick Co. NC Tax Records:
[New Hanover Co. 1744 and 1763 -- Hope Willets appears. Samuel Willets in
1763 list with Hope. These are the only Willets to show up in this area
this
early.]
1769 -- Along with the sons of Benjamin Sellers (d. 1761), we have Samuel
Willets and Joseph Buck Willets in the list.
1772 -- Mary Willets, Joseph Buck Willets, and Samuel Willets appear.
>From NJ Marriage records, subsequent deed records about to be cited, the
family genealogies about to be cited, and DAR application #712866, A720
we
know that Hope's (d. 1766) wife was this Mary above -- maiden name Mary
Buck.

There are some Brunswick Co. deeds (though not many) that chronicle this
early Willets family's land dealings. None of them name any other male
Willets than those named already, and reveal little other than that the
land
in question is consistently in the Lockwood's Folly area of Brunswick Co.
However some are more interesting:

Book A, p. 64 -- Dated December 19, 1767 -- In a quit claim deed, Samuel
Willets sells land to Joseph Buck Willets and Hope Willets that had
previously belonged to their father Hope Willets (d.1766).

Book B, p. 170 -- Dated November 12, 1783 -- Mary Willets, Widow [Note:
Widow
of Hope Willets], to granddaughter Mary Holland -- a slave girl named
Nan, a
bed, and an iron pot. Witnessed by Dennis Hankins and Oxford Beasley.
Also on
same page, same day: Mary Willets to granddaughter Amilah Potter -- one
slave
girl named Lucy.

Book B, pp. 320-321 -- Dated August 9, 1787 -- Mary Willets "for love and
affection" to daughters Mary Beasley and Anne Goodman -- one slave woman
and
child, all household furniture, and all stock of cattle. Witnessed by
Dennis
and Elizabeth Hankins.

Brunswick Co. NC Court Minutes --
Sept. 14, 1782 -- Ann Willets presents inventory of estate of Samuel
Willets
[Son of Hope], deceased. Letters of administration granted and appraisers
appointed. [No further record of Samuel Willets' estate found]. Ann is
revealed as the daughter of Henry Leonard of Brunswick Co. in his will
dated
Oct. 29, 1772 (DEED Book A, pp. 183-184) in which he names his daughter
Ann
Willets among other children, and names his son-in-law Samuel Willets as
an
executor.

1784 Brunswick Co. Tax List --
p.2 -- includes Oxford Beasley and Mary Willets; p.3 -- Elisha Sellers
and
(four names away) Ann Willets.

     The Willets researcher is actually fairly fortunate for the relative
simplicity of the records pertaining to this family in this place -- it
is
suggested by the cited evidence and confirmed by Albert James Willett,
author
of The Willett Families of North America, that the family in this area of
NC
was entirely one-dimensional, i.e. entirely descended from one pair of
forebears, Hope and Mary (Buck) Willets. This is in contrast to, for
example,
the Leonard family who had brothers and even cousins arriving in the Cape
Fear region at the same time, making it not always easy to sort out
relationships. In the case of the Willets, Hope is clearly here early on
in
the 1740's, and subsequent references to Willets are easily accounted for
by
Hope's will. The tax lists do not reveal any "same name, same place"
problem
that arises when migrating brothers begin having children with the same
names, and the previously mentioned work by Willett definitively shows
that
only Hope, his wife, and children made the trip to North Carolina, Hope's
brothers and nephews being accounted for in the records of New Jersey,
New
York, and Pennsylvania. The bottom line? If you are a Willets in
Brunswick
Co. NC between 1740 - 1800, then you are either Hope Willets or one of
his
descendants!

And this is the list of those children as named by Willett (pp. 344-345),
based on Hope's 1766 will with extra or corrective information sourced as
it
is given:
SAMUEL, b. abt. 1732; m. Ann Leonard; d. abt. 1782 (Ct Minutes)
MARY, b. abt. 1735; m. Oxford Beasley (Suggested strongly by deed record
B,
pp. 170, 320-321 above); A.B. Willett speculates that this is the Mary
who
married Elisha Sellers, but he then in his next paragraph cites the deed
record showing that this Mary had married a Beasley!
LYDIA, b. abt. 1737
ANNE, b. abt. 1740; m. --?-- Goodman (deed record above)
JOSEPH BUCK, b. abt 1742; marriage and death unclear.
HOPE, b. abt. 1745; marriage and death unclear

     So -- what does all this mean to descendants of Mary Willets
Sellers,
wife of Elisha Sellers? Before we go on to the conclusion of all this, a
few
things have to be established:
(1) That Mary was in fact a Willets.
(2) Her marriage date to Elisha, and then a correct listing of her
children,
critical to determining her age.
(3) Her approximate birth date, which will be critical to establishing
her
possible parentage.

     That Mary was a Willets can scarcely be doubted. On this the
tradition
is unanimous, the leading Willets genealogist acknowledges her, and
people
don't just get named Willets as Willets Sellers (b. abt 1783) did, unless
their mother is one! As far as the marriage date, it must have been prior
to
about 1783, when Willets was born according to the 1850 census and to
James
I. Marlowe's work with which I know you are familiar (Records Pertaining
to
the Sellers Family of Brunswick Co., North Carolina - 1986). However,
there
was almost certainly one more child born to Mary and Elisha before Willets
was born (b. abt. 1783): Ann, born Nov. 22, 1782 ("Ann Peoples Mintz" of
Elisha's 1801 will),
according to Mintz Families of the Old South, by A. Gregg Moore and BobJ.
Vogels. If this is accurate and Willets was born about 1783, there was
probably not a wedding between them, but rather before them both. Whether
there were others born before is not known, but if we then postulate an
Elisha Sellers-Mary Willets marriage about 1781, the following children
of
Mary, based on the above and Marlowe's research, emerge:
ANN - b. Nov 1782
WILLETS - b. abt. 1783
BENJAMIN - b. abt 1785
SAMUEL - b. April 1788
MARTHA W. - b. abt. 1790
JOHN BRYANT - b. abt. 1793

[SIDEBAR NOTE: All of us descendants of Brunswick Co. Sellers should find
James Marlowe, grab his hand, find a ring on one of his fingers, and kiss
it.
As much as I would like the title, James is clearly the greatest Sellers
researcher of us all. He was the first to demolish the "William Sellers
of
Tarboro" nonsense, and his attention to details and commitment to
original
record research is impeccable. To paraphrase Voltaire: "If Marlowe did
not
exist, it would be necessary to invent him."]

     So when was she born? If she's having what seems to be a final child
in
about 1793, then it's unlikely that she was more than 40 and thus born
before
1753. As we saw above, her marriage probably took place in about 1781 or
maybe slightly earlier, say 1780. She was almost certainly at least 18 at
this time, so she was probably not born later than about 1762, and yet,
it is
unlikely that she was more than 25, since it was almost certainly a first
marriage for her. So reasonably, we can speak of her birth most likely
occurring between 1753 and 1762, and most likely around 1755-1756.

     We saw above that Mary was a Willets, that all signs point to Hope
Willets (d. 1766) as the progenitor of the Brunswick Co. NC Willets, and
that
Mary was not Hope's daughter (see that deed record Bk. B, pp.320-321).
Already, I believe that it is clear that Mary's ancestry is through Hope
and
Mary (Buck) Willets, and so at the least Mary Willets Sellers'
descendants
now have previously undiscovered Willets and Buck ancestors. But who was
she?
She must have been a daughter of one of Hope's sons, but which one?
Looking
at the list of Hope's children again, there are only three options:
Samuel,
Joseph B., or Hope (Jr.). Remember that Mary was probably born about
1755-1756. This seems to rule out Hope Jr., born about 1745, altogether.
Joseph B. is a slim possibility, but as he was born about 1742, he's not
much
better. Clearly, Samuel (born about 1732 and active in land deals by
1754) is
the best candidate for being Mary's father, but is he?

     Here I have to acknowledge again that no further estate records for
Samuel Willets exist and thus there is no absolute proof of all his
children's names. Henry Leonard's 1772 will cited above does mention
Henry
and John Willets as sons of Samuel (and thus Leonard's grandsons), though
there is no mention of a Mary Willets. But there are -- I know -- many
grandchildren of Henry Leonard who did not make it into their
grandfather's
will, so this is not significant. But what is surely significant is that
1784
Brunswick Co. tax list in which Elisha Sellers (husband of Mary Willets
by
this time) and Ann Willets (widow of Samuel Willets, who died about 1782)
live virtually next door to each other -- being only four names apart on
a
long tax list, with no other Willets close by.

     Secondly, consider the names of Elisha and Mary's first known
children
in birth order: ANN, then WILLETS, BENJAMIN, and SAMUEL. Look carefully
at
that list. We know that Benjamin was named for Elisha's father, and that
Willets is named for Mary's family in general. Who's left? SAMUEL and ANN
--
as in Samuel Willets and his wife Ann Leonard! Not absolute proof, but
I'd
say a pretty good argument!

     Appended to this letter at the end is a descendancy report detailing
all
I know about the Willets family who eventually made it to Brunswick Co.
NC.
The main sources, together with supporting NY and NJ original records,
for
generations 1 to 4 are Albert James Willett's The Willett Families of
North
America (Vol. I) and an excellent article by Arthur S. Wardwell, "The
Willets
Family of Hempstead and Jericho, Long Island," in The New York
Genealogical
and Biographical Record, Vol. 80 (1949), pp. 112-118. These works
chronicle
the family in New York and New Jersey up to our Hope Willets, where AJW
then
continues the line into North Carolina. The subsequent data comes from
what
I've already cited above, with an assist from Marlowe.

     If anyone is interested in any of these maternal lines, like
Leonard,
etc., let me know. I would be glad to share by e-mail.

Descendants of Richard Willets
 

Generation No. 1

1.  RICHARD1 WILLETS was born 1618 in England, and died Bef. May 2, 1665
in
Hempstead, Long Island, New York.  He married MARY WASHBURN Abt. 1648 in
Hempstead, Long Island, New York, daughter of WILLIAM WASHBURN and JANE
--?--.

More About RICHARD WILLETS:
Misc #1: Came to Hempstead ca.1644
Religion: (Probably NOT) Quaker

More About MARY WASHBURN:
Occupation: Quaker minister and teacher
Religion: Quaker

Children of RICHARD WILLETS and MARY WASHBURN are:
    i.  THOMAS2 WILLETS, b. May 1650, Hempstead, Long Island, New York;
d.
June 15, 1714, Islip, Long Island, New York; m. DINAH TOWNSEND, Abt.
1670,
Long Island, New York.
2.  ii. HOPE WILLETS, b. September 1652, Hempstead, Long Island, New
York; d.
Bef. March 10, 1702/03, Hempstead, Long Island, New York.
    iii.    JOHN WILLETS, b. July 1655, Hempstead, Long Island, New York;
m.
MARGARET HALLOCK.

More About JOHN WILLETS:
Misc #1: Said to have moved to Cape May Co. NJ and died there 1703
(UNCONFIRMED)

    iv. RICHARD WILLETS, b. December 1660, Hempstead, Long Island, New
York;
d. May 14, 1703, Long Island, New York; m. (1) ABIGAIL BOWNE, March 25,
1686,
Flushing, Long Island, New York; m. (2) ABIGAIL POWELL, May 15, 1690,
Huntingdon, Long Island, New York.
    v.  MARY WILLETS, b. April 1663, Hempstead, Long Island, New York; d.
1687; m. JOHN FRY, March 7, 1686/87, Long Island, New York.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  HOPE2 WILLETS (RICHARD1) was born September 1652 in Hempstead, Long
Island, New York, and died Bef. March 10, 1702/03 in Hempstead, Long
Island,
New York.  He married MERCY LANGDON Abt. 1676 in Long Island, New York,
daughter of THOMAS LANGDON and ISABELL --?--.

More About HOPE WILLETS:
Occupation: Owned grist mill / Other activities
Religion: Quaker

Children of HOPE WILLETS and MERCY LANGDON are:
3.  i.  JOSEPH3 WILLETS, b. December 13, 1677, Hempstead, Long Island,
New
York; d. Aft. 1730, Haddonfield, Camden Co., New Jersey.
    ii. MARY WILLETS, b. December 9, 1679, Hempstead, Long Island, New
York;
d. Aft. 1719, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m. RICHARD RIDGEWAY, November
8,
1702, Long Island, New York.
    iii.    ELIZABETH WILLETS, b. February 3, 1680/81, Hempstead, Long
Island, New York; d. 1756, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m. JARVIS PHARO,
March
4, 1701/02, Long Island, New York.
    iv. RICHARD WILLETS, b. March 14, 1683/84, Hempstead, Long Island,
New
York; d. 1759, Alloways Creek, Salem Co., New Jersey; m. (1) ELIZABETH
RIDGEWAY, September 15, 1704, Burlington Co., New Jersey; m. (2) SARAH
OVERTON, September 28, 1732, Chesterfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey.
    v.  HESTER WILLETS, b. April 15, 1686, Hempstead, Long Island, New
York;
d. Aft. 1698.
    vi. TIMOTHY WILLETS, b. February 25, 1687/88, Hempstead, Long Island,
New
York; d. Aft. 1737; m. JUDITH --?--, Abt. 1714.
    vii.    HOPE WILLETS, b. October 24, 1689, Hempstead, Long Island,
New
York.
    viii.   PHEBE WILLETS, b. January 29, 1690/91, Hempstead, Long
Island,
New York; d. 1722; m. ROBERT TOWNSEND, Abt. 1710.
    ix. JOHN WILLETS, b. Abt. 1692, Hempstead, Long Island, New York; d.
Aft.
January 2, 1775, Cape May Co., New Jersey; m. MARTHA CORSON, October 5,
1716,
Cape May Co., New Jersey.

More About JOHN WILLETS:
Occupation: Judge / Legislator

    x.  JAMES WILLETS, b. 1694, Hempstead, Long Island, New York; d.
October
1743, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean Co., New Jersey; m. PHEBE --?--, 1715.
    xi. HANNAH WILLETS, b. October 3, 1696, Hempstead, Long Island, New
York;
d. Aft. 1698.

More About HANNAH WILLETS:
Misc #1: May have married David Cresse, abt 1720

    xii.    PATIENCE WILLETS, b. October 3, 1696, Hempstead, Long Island,
New
York; d. Bef. 1698, Hempstead, Long Island, New York.
    xiii.   ABIGAIL WILLETS, b. October 3, 1696, Hempstead, Long Island,
New
York; d. Aft. 1716; m. THOMAS CRANMER, 1716, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean
Co.,
New Jersey.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  JOSEPH3 WILLETS (HOPE2, RICHARD1) was born December 13, 1677 in
Hempstead, Long Island, New York, and died Aft. 1730 in Haddonfield,
Camden
Co., New Jersey.  He married DEBORAH SEAMAN January 6, 1702/03 in Long
Island, New York, daughter of SOLOMON SEAMAN and ELIZABETH LINNINGTON.

More About JOSEPH WILLETS:
Misc #1: Moved to NJ about 1706
Religion: Quaker

More About DEBORAH SEAMAN:
Misc #1: Moved to NJ about 1706
Religion: Quaker

Children of JOSEPH WILLETS and DEBORAH SEAMAN are:
    i.  SOLOMON4 WILLETS, b. September 23, 1703, Long Island, New York;
d.
1770; m. --?--, 1728.
    ii. MARY WILLETS, b. November 23, 1705, Long Island, New York.
4.  iii.    HOPE WILLETS, b. August 18, 1707, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean
Co.,
New Jersey; d. Aft. June 6, 1766, Brunswick Co., North Carolina.
    iv. JOSEPH WILLETS, b. November 8, 1710, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean
Co.,
New Jersey; d. Aft. 1770, Haddonfield, Camden Co., New Jersey; m. SARAH
BECK,
1734.
    v.  DEBORAH WILLETS, b. March 14, 1711/12, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean
Co.,
New Jersey; d. June 2, 1772, Hardwick, Warren Co., New Jersey; m. SAMUEL
WILSON, 1732, Chesterfield, Burlington Co., New Jersey.
    vi. HENRY WILLETS, b. February 14, 1713/14, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean
Co.,
New Jersey; d. January 7, 1755, Berks Co., Pennsylvania; m. SARAH LEE,
1746.
 

Generation No. 4

4.  HOPE4 WILLETS (JOSEPH3, HOPE2, RICHARD1) was born August 18, 1707 in
Little Egg Harbor, Ocean Co., New Jersey, and died Aft. June 6, 1766 in
Brunswick Co., North Carolina.  He married MARY BUCK June 20, 1730 in
Cape
May Co., New Jersey, daughter of JOHN BUCK and ABIGAIL SWAIN.

More About HOPE WILLETS:
Misc #1: Moved to North Carolina's Cape Fear region about 1744
Occupation: Whaling / Fishing / Owned mill
Religion: "New Light Anabaptist" (Quaker?)

More About MARY BUCK:
Military Service: Rendered material aid to the Revolutionary cause -- DAR
Lines can be established using her
Misc #1: Moved to North Carolina's Cape Fear region about 1744

Children of HOPE WILLETS and MARY BUCK are:
5.  i.  SAMUEL5 WILLETS, b. Abt. 1732, Cape May Co., New Jersey; d. Bef.
September 14, 1782, Brunswick Co., North Carolina.
    ii. MARY WILLETS, b. Abt. 1735, Cape May Co., New Jersey; m. OXFORD
BEASLEY, Aft. 1766.
    iii.    LYDIA WILLETS, b. Abt. 1737, Cape May Co., New Jersey.
    iv. ANNE WILLETS, b. Abt. 1740, Cape May Co., New Jersey; m. --?--
GOODMAN.
    v.  JOSEPH BUCK WILLETS, b. Abt. 1742, (Probably) Cape May Co., New
Jersey.
    vi. HOPE WILLETS, b. Abt. 1745, (Probably) Brunswick Co., North
Carolina.

Generation No. 5

5.  SAMUEL5 WILLETS (HOPE4, JOSEPH3, HOPE2, RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1732
in
Cape May Co., New Jersey, and died Bef. September 14, 1782 in Brunswick
Co.,
North Carolina.  He married ANN LEONARD Abt. 1755 in (Probably) Brunswick
Co., North Carolina, daughter of HENRY LEONARD and HANNAH --?--.

More About SAMUEL WILLETS:
Military Service: Tory activities during the Revolution

Children of SAMUEL WILLETS and ANN LEONARD are:
    i.  HENRY6 WILLETS, b. Abt. 1757, Brunswick Co., North Carolina; d.
Abt.
May 1827, Brunswick Co., North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH --?--, Abt. 1795.
    ii. JOHN WILLETS, b. Abt. 1760, Brunswick Co., North Carolina; d.
Aft.
1800.
6.  iii.    MARY WILLETS, b. Abt. 1755, Brunswick Co., North Carolina; d.
Aft. April 1813.
 

Generation No. 6

6.  MARY6 WILLETS (SAMUEL5, HOPE4, JOSEPH3, HOPE2, RICHARD1) was born
Abt.
1755 in Brunswick Co., North Carolina, and died Aft. April 1813.  She
married
ELISHA SELLERS Abt. 1781 in Brunswick Co., North Carolina, son of
BENJAMIN
SELLERS and --?--.

More About ELISHA SELLERS:
Military Service: Private, N.C. Militia, Revolutionary War
Misc #1: May have married three times, with Mary Willets as third wife
(see
Marlowe)
Will: Will was dated November 16, 1801; Elisha was dead before January
25,
1802 -- on this date Willets Sellers enters land bordered by the "old
land"
of Elisha Sellers in Brunswick Co. NC.

Children of MARY WILLETS and ELISHA SELLERS are:
    i.  ANN PEOPLES7 SELLERS, b. November 22, 1782, Brunswick Co., North
Carolina; d. March 18, 1863, Brunswick Co., North Carolina; m. HENRY
MINTZ,
Abt. 1797, Brunswick Co., North Carolina.
    ii. WILLETS SELLERS, b. Abt. 1783, Brunswick Co., North Carolina; d.
Aft.
1850; m. (1) CATHERINE --?--, Abt. 1800; m. (2) SARAH THOMPSON, May 13,
1808,
Brunswick Co., North Carolina; m. (3) MARY --?--, Aft. May 13, 1808.
    iii.    BENJAMIN SELLERS, b. Abt. 1785, Brunswick Co., North
Carolina; d.
Aft. 1835.

More About BENJAMIN SELLERS:
Military Service: War of 1812 service, NC Militia

    iv. SAMUEL SELLERS, b. April 17, 1788, Brunswick Co., North Carolina;
d.
July 12, 1857, Perote, Bullock Co., Alabama; m. SARAH STANALAND, December
19,
1806, Brunswick Co., North Carolina.

More About SAMUEL SELLERS:
Burial: Sam'l Sellers Cem., Perote, Bullock Co., AL
Military Service: Possibly served NC militia, War of 1812
Misc #1: The Samuel Sellers homestead was in Perote -- today in Bullock
Co.,
AL. However, as Bullock was created in 1866, most of the key events in
this
family (including the recording of Samuel's will and his children's
marriages) took place in then Pike Co., AL
Religion: Primitive Baptist -- Friendship Church, near Perote, Bullock
Co., AL

More About SARAH STANALAND:
Burial: Sam'l Sellers Cem., Perote, Bullock Co., AL
Religion: Primitive Baptist -- Friendship Church, near Perote, Bullock
Co., AL

    v.  MARTHA W. SELLERS, b. Abt. 1790, Brunswick Co., North Carolina;
m.
JOHN PERKINS, August 4, 1808, Brunswick Co., North Carolina.
    vi. JOHN BRYANT SELLERS, b. Abt. 1793, Brunswick Co., North Carolina;
d.
Bef. 1813, Brunswick Co., North Carolina.



nd one more thing...
     I'd be glad to elaborate on the "Tory activities" of Samuel Willets
during the Revolution, which probably amounted to little more than being
opposed to the war. Interesting though!

-- Tom Buchanan

That's all folks! Enjoy --
-- Tom Buchanan
      Hesed1@aol.com



And one more thing...
     I'd be glad to elaborate on the "Tory activities" of Samuel Willets
during the Revolution, which probably amounted to little more than being
opposed to the war. Interesting though!

-- Tom Buchanan


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             Hesed1@aol.com
 
Hi Leslie / Andrea / Marie --

     One major correction to what was said in the follow-up to Andrea:
Willets Daniel Sellers' wife was a Sarah Stanaland -- NOT Sarah Thompson.
Andrea had it right. Sarah Thompson was the second wife of WDS' FATHER
Willets Sellers. [Note: Willets Daniel Sellers was Willets' son by a first
marriage to Catherine --?--]. So basically it looks like this:

WILLETS SELLERS (son of Elisha Sellers and Mary Willets) -- b. abt. 1783 in
Brunswick Co., NC; m (1) Catherine --?--; m(2) Sarah THOMPSON, May 13, 1808
in Brunswick Co., NC; m(3) Mary --?--; Willets died after 1850.

Had son by first marriage to Catherine --?-- :
1. Willets Daniel Sellers b. October 27, 1807 in Brunswick Co., NC; m.
Sarah
STANALAND, January 14, 1830; d. May 16, 1858 in Marion Co., FL

Please take note of this. Let me know if there are any questions.

-- Tom Buchanan