TYLER CO, WV (made in 1814 from Ohio Co)
lays next to Wetzel, Dodoridge, Ritchie, Pleasants Co, WV
lays next to Washington, Monroe Co, Oh

WILMA'S PAGE

DENNIS' PAGE



1830 TYLER CO, WV=
JAMES ALLEN, PAGE 164, NO TWN=00101001-00001001=
MALE 50/60=1770/80
MALE 20/30
MALE 10/15
FEMALE 50/60=1770/80
FEMALE 20/30

JOHN ALLEN?, PAGE 164, NO TWN=00001=MALE 20/30-NO FEMALES
JOHN W. ALLEN?, PAGE 164, NO TWN=10001-10001=
MALE 20/30
MALE U 5
FEMALE 20/30
FEMALE U 5

NO NEIGHBORS shown - alphabetical list
NO CRAIGS
(FROM DENNIS=John Craig  and his son John Jr., in Ohio County Va. no Twp.)



SIMS INDEX TO LAND GRANTS IN WV  #F1393
TYLER CO, WV
JOHN ALLEN, 50 ACRES ON PROCTOR'S RUN, 1831=1/255
MARSHALL ALLEN, 100 ACRES ON MCELROYS FORD, 1851, 2/410
WM ALLEN JR, 100 ACRES ON PROCTORS RUN, 1832, 1/303
JOHN CRAIG, 100 ACRES ON BUFFALO CREEK, 1851, 2/428

1840 TYLER CO, WV=
ASA P. ALLEN, PAGE 14, NO TWN (NEED AGES)
WILLIAM ALLEN, PAGE 27
CHRISTIAN SELZER, PAGE 32
JOHN CRAIG JR, PAGE 3
JOHN CRAIG SR, PAGE 18
THOMAS CRAIG, PAGE 9
(AND we still have JOHN CRAGH, 2 JAMES CRAIGS AND A WM CRAIG in OHIO CO,VA)



1850 TYLER CO, WV
JONAH SELLERS, PAGE 384, 61ST DIST=CK 1830 Mont Co,Pa)(1860WETZELCO,WV)
27  907  879 Sellers        Jonah          56   M         Farmer                   New Jersey
 28  907  879 Sellers        Elizabeth      46   F                                  Pennsylvania
 29  907  879 Sellers        Sharlott       18   F                                  Pennsylvania
 30  907  879 Sellers        Mary           16   F                                  Pennsylvania
 31  907  879 Sellers        Elizabeth      14   F                                  Pennsylvania            X
 32  907  879 Sellers        Rhoda          8    F                                  Ohio                    X

 DIST 61
ASA ALLEN 39 VA, possibly 59?can someone reread?
MARGARET 22 VA (married 1837 Tyler Co, Margaret Taylor)
ADALINE 16 VA (1834)
MARTHAN? 13F VA (1837)
JAMES 8 VA (1842)
ELIZA 3F VA
HARRIET 2/12 VA

JOHN CRAIG 36 PA
ANN 29 VA (bet this is AME-marriage in 1840 to Amy FLESHER)*
ELIZABETH 10 VA
SELEN 8M VA
AMANDA 6 VA
JOHN 2 VA
next
MARY CRAIG 65 PA
MELISSA 22 VA
ELIZA 16F VA
next
THOMAS CRAIG 37 PA
RHODA 26 PA
GEORGE 10 VA
MARY 9 VA
CIMA? 2/12F VA

*Dianna Martin (dlm_1@email.msn.com) in California in regards to
the Craig/Allen connection, and here is what she wrote:

Hi Lisa.
        Lisa Thorn <lathorn@ovis.net>
I do not know how much help I can be.  Yes, the Allen family is connected to
the Craig family.  Amy Craig, w/o John, her maiden name was Flesher.  Her
mother was Mary Allen.  Mary Allen is the daughter of James Allen and
Magdalene Kuykendall, originating in Hardy Co.  I am sure that the Elizabeth
Allen buried is probably a niece of Mary Allen Flesher, although I have no
proof nor any siblings of Mary.



BARTON, Enos--married Nancy C.  FRANCIS; of Tyler Co., West Virginia; children:
female--born Tyler Co., West Virginia; maried Peter SELLERS ca 1853 Ohio

1860 TYLER CO, WV
CATHERINE J. SELLERS, PAGE 4 MIDDLEBOURNE (need ages)
THOMAS SELLERS, PAGE 3 MIDDLEBOURNE

Several of these ALLEN and CRAIG families are in RUSSELL MILLS PO.



1870 TYLER CO, WV INDEX
THOMAS SELLERS, PAGE 261 ELLSWORTH
1870 TYLER CO, WV
MATILDA ALLEN, PAGE 339, UNION TWN
NICHOLAS ALLEN, PAGE 338, UNION TWN
(didn't see him on 1850 census)
STEPHEN ALLEN, PAGE 261, ELLSWORTH TWN
AMY CRAIG, PAGE 338 UNION TWN
JAMES CRAIG, PAGE 347 UNION
MARY CRAIG, PAGE 339 UNION TWN
ROSELEY CRAIG, PAGE 338 UNION
SELDON CRAIG, PAGE 338 UNION


From: JIM
        MeJMS@aol.com

1870 Census Tyler County, WV
18/18   Sellers,        Thomas      43  m   PA      Carpenter   $400
                    Nancy       39  f   PA
                    Joseph      18  m   VA
                    Rose Bell   13  m   VA
                    Millard     10  m   VA
                    Oliver        8 m   VA
                    Henry         6 m   VA
                    Ezra          4 m   VA
                    James         2 m   VA
(anyone born in what is now WV before 1863 would be listed as born in VA -
the younger ones may be a mistake - or this could be a case of denial)

1880 Census Tyler County, WV
Sellers,        Joseph J.   wm  28          laborer         WV PA PA
            Sarah       wf  25  wife        keeping house   WV WV WV
            Kenner      wm   5  son                     WV WV WV
            Rosa B. wf   2  dau                     WV WV WV
(most likely son of Thomas and Nancy)

Sellers,        Lenard      wm  41          farmer          OH PA PA
            Margaret    wf  36  wife        keeping house   OH PA WV
            Mary C.     wf  14  dau                     OH OH OH
            Philip C.   wm  8   son                     WV OH OH
(this Lenard is probably the son of George Sellers, Jr., and grandson of
George, Sr., whose will is listed on the Greene County, PA, page in the
will
from deed book 9, pp131ff - also see Jim's Page - see also Monroe County,
OH)

Sellers,        Millard F.  wm  22          carpenter       WV WV WV
            Juliette        wf  25  wife        keeping house   OH OH OH
(this probably also is a son of Thomas and Nancy)

Sellers,        Thomas J.   wm  52          furniture dlr       PA PA PA
            Nancy       wf  46  wife        keeping house   PA PA PA
            Rosalie B.  wf  21  dau     at home     WV PA PA
            Oliver M.   wm  18  son     printer         WV PA PA
            Henry S.    wm  16  son                     WV PA PA
            Ezra M.     wm  14  son                     WV PA PA
            James E.    wm  12  son                     WV PA PA
            Francis K.  wm    9 son                     WV PA PA
            Thomas J.   wm    4 son                     WV PA PA
            Jonah       wm  86  father                  PA PA PA
(here Jonah is listed as born in PA - does anyone have record of him?)

Sellers,        Jacob       wm 24   servant hostler         PA PA PA
(Jacob is living in the household of Frank J. Black, a Hotel Keeper - Frank
Black's mother is listed as born in PA - maybe a clue)
 

I have a few other items but do not have the time to send them now

I good name sure beats a bad one

Jim Stinespring
MeJMS@aol.com



1880 TYLER CO, WV=
THOMAS J. SELLERS 52 PA, page and township =
NANCY 46 PA
ROSALIE B. 21 WV
OLIVER M. 18 WV
HENRY S. 16 WV (1864)
EZRA M. 14M WV
JAMES E. 12 WV
THOMAS J. 4 WV
JONAH 86 PA, FATHER

1900 TYLER CO, WV
THOS J. SELLERS 72 PA
no wife listed
OLIVER M. 39 VA,SON
FRANK K. 29 WV, SON
THOS J. JR 24 WV SON
ROSE B. 42 VA DAU
EMMA 21 WV, DIL
 



Contributed by:
Amy Steele, Huntington, IN steelek@hotmail.com

Taps Sounded Tuesday For Veteran Soldier Of The Civil War --------- Jacob Smith, a
Brave Union Soldier, passed away early Tuesday Morn- ing at Bridgway Home. April 9,
1918

Rapidly the ranks of the veterans of the Civil War are being thinned out in Tyler County
as elsewher[e] in the nation. At the best a few years will witness the passing of the
youngest and strongest of them

In the defense of the country during that other great crisis, they set a splendid example of
sacrifice and heroism which has had its influence in the present world war. With un-
bounded patriotism, these veternas[veterans] have taken up the cause of their country
and their influence has caused many a young man to volunteer his services.

Mr. Jacob Smith, whose death occurred at 3:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, was a brave
soldier, having volunteered his services in 1862 and entered the Second Virginia
infantry. He served with great credit and in November, 1864 was captured at New
Creek. He was sent to the infam- ous Libby Prison and was held there till March 5,
1865, when he was exchange. He came home weak and starved and it took some time
to recuperate. Dr. Martin Rymer and Mr. D.C.Sweeney of Centreville guaranteed his
return. He was with his command at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
and with his regiment took up the pursuit of Boothe through Virginia. He was present
when Booth was driven from the burning barn and picked up his pistol. Later he was
sent with his regiment which had been consolidated with the Second cavalry to the
plains and served there till the expiration of his enlistment. Among his officers was the
late Captain J.B. Smith of Shirley.

After his return home he was united in marriage with Miss Eliza Smith, of Frew and
whose death occurred just about one year ago. Nine children were born of this union of
whom seven survive: [a break in the clipping occurs here] Mrs. John Roberts of Dry Run;
Elizabeth and Hannah at home, Mrs. Nellie Wilcox of Alma, Charles of Alma, Paul of
Middle- bourne and Eli Smith of Parkersburg, Mrs. Martha Spencer, Mrs. J.J. Sellers
and Mrs. Eliza Kinney all of Middlebourne are his sisters.

The deceased was aged about 78 years and was a miller by trade. For several years he
was on his farm near Frew but the exposure and hardships of army life brought
rheumatism and finally heart trouble which was the cause of his death.

He was converted while in the Army and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at
Centreville, but later joined with the United Brethern in which denom- ination he died.

The Funeral was held at his late home in Bridgeway, well after noon, and was later taken
to the Ali [Alf] Smith cemetery at Frew for burial.

A host of friends regret the death of Mr. Smith, especially in the McElroy and Centreville
sections where he spent most of his life.

I believe there are some errors in this obituary, but most of it appears to be accurate. My
husband is descended from Charles Smith one of Jacob Smith's sons. Contributed by:
Amy Steele, Huntington, IN steelek@hotmail.com



Craig Cemetery located at Shiloh, Tyler County, West Virginia:

Sacred to the Memory of Elisabeth
consort of Christian Sellers and daughter of Asa ?
Departed this life Dec. 183?
32 Yrs.
(see below for COMPLETE extraction of tombstone)



FROM DENNIS
Tyler County, West Virginia     Craig Cemetery, Shiloh, Tyler Co., WV

the records for this work have been submitted by Lisa Thorn,
E-mail address:  , June, 1999.
**********************************************************************

People buried in the Craig Cemetery located at Shiloh, Tyler County, West Virginia:

John Craig d. Nov. 22, 1860
Aged 46 Yrs. 6 Mos. 25 Days
Farewell O Husband and father dear farewell.
God called thee home he thought it best,
Twas hard indeed to part with thee, but
Christ's strong are supposted us.

John Craig
1814-1860

Amy M., his wife
1820-1898
 

John Craig
D. Apeil 18, 1848
79 Yrs.

Mary Craig
wife of John Craig
D. Mar. 15, 1870
In 86 Yrs. of her age

Jesse A. Danser
Died Dec. 19, 1877
Aged 61 Yrs. 5 M. 29 Days
Farewell my wife and children from your father.
Christ doth call.  Mourn not for me.
?? is in vain to call me to you

Martha Danser
wife of J.A. Danser
Died May 4, 1893
Aged 83 Yrs 3 Mos 23 Days

Sacred to the Memory of Elisabeth
consort of Christian Sellers and daughter of Asa ?
Departed this life Dec. 183?
32 Yrs.

Harriet H. Wells
Daughter of William T. and E. Wells
Died May 15, 1854
Aged 1 Yr. 1 Day

In Memory of Esther McC_____
consort of Thomas Craig
who departed this life
Aug. 11, 1846
Aged 32 Yrs. 5 Mos 11 Days


   From: DENNIS
        FDHaun@aol.com

In a message dated 1/17/01 4:42:07 PM Central Standard Time,

 From:  lathorn@ovis.net (Lisa Thorn)
 To:    FDHaun@aol.com

 Hello again Dennis,
 I went out in the cold and looked at the marker.  I don't know why I was
 unable to read that name earlier but it was plain as day.  The marker
 says:
                                Sacred To
                              The Memory of
                             Eliz(or s)abeth
                                consort of
                              Christian Sell
                              ers and dau of
                                Asa Allen
                            Departed this life
                                Dec. 1836
                               aged 32 yrs
                            Erected by her son
                            Asa AD 1841 (or 7)
     The part about being erected by her son is really illegible now
 since it is at the bottom of the stone.  It may have been Asa Sellers
 who hand chiseled the marker.  Of course, it would be impossible to say.

     I cannot think of a reason why this woman would be buried at this
 cemetery.  There is a road in the county called Sellers Road, which
 isn't too far from Shiloh and near Sellers Road there is a stream called
 Allen Run.  There is a cemetery in the vicinity of this area but I have
 never looked around.  Perhaps I can do so when it warms up a bit.
     Hope this helps you out in some way.  I know what's it like to be
 stuck on a branch of one's family.  I have been trying to find about my
 great-grandmother--not sure where she was born or died, just know her
 birth date and about when she died.  I'm just 26 and hopefully before I
 die, I will have an answer to her.

 Good luck,
 Lisa Thorn
 Shiloh, WV



  Hi Mary, Jim and Frank. I just received this from Lisa, and I wanted to
pass this newest information on to you. I'm sure that this Elizabeth is the
wife of my missing Christian Sellers, son of George and Mary (Sherman)
Sellers of Green County Pa. And the parents of Asa Sellers that shows up in
Bond County ILL. year 1858 and who died in Montgomery County Ill. You will
find this couple and son listed in George Sellers 1837 Will. Lisa tells me
that this grave yard = Crarg Cemetery sits in her parents yard. This is in
Tyler County W.V. FDH. Dennis H.
FDHaun@aol.com


   From:
        FDHaun@aol.com

In a message dated 1/17/01 7:30:15 PM Central Standard Time,
lathorn@ovis.net
writes:

<< Subj:     Re: Sellers/Allen
 Date:  1/17/01 7:30:15 PM Central Standard Time
 From:  lathorn@ovis.net (Lisa Thorn)
 To:    FDHaun@aol.com

 Hi Dennis,
 Middle Island Creek is about a quarter of a mile from our house and
 Elizabeth's grave.  Middle Island is the longest creek in the state of
 West Virginia.  Sure, if you can find any more information about her,
 I'd like to know.  Like I said before, I can't figure out why she is
 buried in the Craig family cemetery.  When I get a chance to look at
 this other cemetery I told you about, I'll let you know if there are any
 Allens or Sellers buried in it.  That may help you.  Do you know why
 this Asa Sellers went west to Illinois?  Just curious.  Back many years
 ago, about 1800 or so, Shiloh (where I live) used to be an oil/gas boom
 town.  Now there are just 16 people living at Shiloh.  It's going to be
 a ghost town sooner or later. :-(

 Glad to be of assistance.  The internet has made it so much easier to
 obtain genealogical information.

 Lisa Thorn



LISA - Precious info-
Now , you are a Younger generation from your family and may Not have
copy of the Abstract of your Land, up till when you purhased it.
CAN  YOU look at your ABSTRACT/DEED of LAND and tell us who owned it
back to ?
SOME of the newer abstracts only do 30 yrs, But, I believe you can check
court house or abstract office?  PLEASE ADVISE. marie, iowa

      From:
            Lisa Thorn <lathorn@ovis.net>
 

Hello Marie.  First of all, here in West Virginia we don't have
townships.  They are called districts.  A district is a certain division
of a county, primarily for tax purposes.  There are 6 districts I
believe:  Union (where I live), Lincoln, Centerville, McElroy, Meade,
and Ellsworth.  Middlebourne (our county seat) is in Ellsworth
district.  Sistersville (the biggest town in the county) is in Lincoln
district.  I have a county map showing the districts and towns and
villages but the district lines aren't that visible.

I'm not sure when John Craig purchased this land or from who he
purchased it.  I do know that Mr. Craig was living here in the 1850's
and he built the house we are living in.  I don't know when I will be
able to go to Middlebourne so I can look at the land deeds.  I'm not
sure how far back the land deeds date back to, but I was looking at some
of my information on other Shiloh deeds and noticed that I recorded a
deed dated 1833.  As soon as I get to the courthouse and obtain the
info. on the Craig deed, I will let you know.  My grandparents purchased
165.5 acres from Rosalie Lemley, who was James Craig's daughter, in
1928.  We now own about 300 acres.  The rest of the land my grandparents
bought from a Johnson family.

There was a small family cemetery at Shiloh years ago, but the stones
were removed and are now stacked on property owned by a Mr. Standiford.
I was able to obtain the names from the courthouse a few years ago.  I
mention this only because the dead are Allens.
John J., son of N.B. & M.A. Allen d. Nov. 6, 1863
Martha A. d. Oct. 20, 1863 age 5 yrs
?  J. d. Nov. 3, 1863 age 13 yrs 11 mths
I cannot guarantee this, but I was also able to look up their death
records and I believe that they all died of typhoid fever.  I don't have
that information in front of me and haven't been able to find it, but I
have it somewhere.
 

Hope this helps,
Lisa Thorn
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Forest/1335


   From:
        Lisa Thorn <lathorn@ovis.net>

Hello, I received a message from Dianna Martin (dlm_1@email.msn.com) in California in regards to
the Craig/Allen connection, and here is what she wrote:

Hi Lisa.
I do not know how much help I can be.  Yes, the Allen family is connected to
the Craig family.  Amy Craig, w/o John, her maiden name was Flesher.  Her
mother was Mary Allen.  Mary Allen is the daughter of James Allen and
Magdalene Kuykendall, originating in Hardy Co.  I am sure that the Elizabeth
Allen buried is probably a niece of Mary Allen Flesher, although I have no
proof nor any siblings of Mary.  Sorry I am not much help but would be
interested in the findings.

Maybe this is helpful, maybe you already know this.



Craig Cemetery
From the intersection of State Route 2 and County Route 6 at Friendly. Turn on County
Route 6 and go 7.8 miles to Little, stay on Route 6, then bear right on County Route 4
across the Shiloh Bridge. Turn right and go about .5 miles, turn up a hill and go about .25
miles. This cemetery is located on the Thorn property and is kept up. There are some
stones that are unreadable and 5 marked with fieldstones.

                                GPS Location
                                  39 27 21 N
                                 81 01 04 W



Subject:
            Re: Craig/Allen Connection
       Date:
            Tue, 23 Jan 2001 17:52:49 -0500
      From:
            Lisa Thorn <lathorn@ovis.net>
        To:
            marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>
        CC:
            FDHaun@aol.com, MeJMS@aol.com
 

I went to the Tyler County court house today and looked up land deeds.  Order in which I am writing
this info:
date of deed, acreage, location of land, deed book, seller of land
OS means Old Series.  The OS series of books are hand written.

John Craig
1827   70 acres Middle Island Creek (MIC)  OS 2 Pg. 175--John Bullman
1827 106 acres Middle Island Creek (MIC)  OS 2 Pg. 364--Francis Fort
(Francis Fort of Henry county, Indiana--this land was part of a 614 acre Virginia land patent in the
name of Woods)
1830 400 acres Sugar Creek                         OS 4 Pg. 138--Daniel Shinn

John Craig, Jr.
1836 416 acres Middle Island Creek (MIC)   OS 5 Pg 425--Thomas Hissam
1841 108 acres McKim Creek                       OS 8 Pg. 257--John Hanlin, Jr.

Asa P. Allen
1830 220 acres Middle Island Creek (MIC)    OS 4 Pg. 137--James Allen
(James and Fana Allen, his wife. This deed mentions Robert and Samuel Purvianse (uncertain about
spelling as this was a handwritten deed).

James Allen
1841 110 acres Middle Island Creek (MIC)    OS 8    Pg 40--Asa P. Allen
(Asa P. and wife Margaret, adjoins land owned by John Stridler (uncertain about spelling), Ephraim
Martin, and Henry Flesher)  (I recognize the name of Ephraim Martin)

James G. Allen (same person as James Allen?)
1841   52 acres Middle Island Creek (MIC)     OS 8 Pg. 226--John Craig
(John and Amy Craig, his wife, this deed also mentions land belonging to Jacob Lewis)

I looked up some Allen marriages:
Asa P. Allen m. Margaret Taylor May 16, 1837
Ephraim Martin m. Sarah Allen Aug 10, 1831
Samuel B. Williamson m. Mary Allen Oct. 13, 1839

Also found one death record in the one death book I looked:
Absolom Allen d. July 30, 1868 1 y 8 m 25 d, father was William Allen

Well, hope you can understand this.  Maybe it can help you sort this all out.

Lisa Thorn



CONTRIBUTED BY by Jim Fordyce (genealogy@fordyce.org)
http://www.fordyce.org/genealogy/obituaries/
        Henry Clay Sellers Obituary
                       1934

  Henry Clay Sellers

  Last rites for Henry Clay Sellers, aged 72, well known resident of the
  Clarksville section, who died last Thursday at 12:20 o'clock at his home,
  were held last Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the home and at 1 o'clock at the
  Clarksville Christian Church. Rev. C. G. Aldrich conducted the services.
  Interment was in Hewitt Cemetery.

  Mr. Sellers was born in West Virginia, September 17, 1862, a son of Mr.
  and Mrs. Thomas Sellers, but lived in this district for several years. He was
  formerly a farmer and carpenter.

  His wife, Mrs. Belle Fordyce Sellers, died several years ago. He is survived
  by three sons: Glenn Sellers, Clarksville; William E. Sellers, of Fayette City,
  and Frank Sellers, of Clarksville; one daughter, Mrs. John Black of Detroit,
  Mich.; four brothers, James, T. J. and Mallard Sellers, of Middlebourne, W.
  Va., and Frank Sellers, St. Marys, W. Va., and 17 grandchildren and five
  great-grandchildren.

  Democrat Messenger, October 30, 1934 (Greene County, PA)