Benjamin SELLARS (1720/1761)=will of 1-3-1761 EDGECOMBE CO,NC=
Probated March, 1761=
Wife, Sarah
youngest son, Simon
son, Elisha
son, Benjamin
and remainder of children living with wife.

EXEC=Wm DORTCH
Wit=Cattren SELLERS
Wit=Matthew SELLERS(age=?)


EDGECOMBE CO, NC June 1762= Orphans of Benjamin SELLERS dec'd 1761 =
Matthew - choose mother, Sarah as guardian (born before 1748/ = after 1741/1743?
Jeconias         "        "          "        "      "          born  before 1748/=
Joel                 "        "          "        "      "          born before  1748/ =
(probably 14 yrs of age=to choose guardian)(born before  1748) =
But Not 19/21 = NOT born before 1743/1741
Don't know the 16 to 19 age rules?
Mary, court appointed mother,Sarah as guardian (under 14) after 1748) = 1748/1762
Simon, court appointed mother, Sarah as guardian (under 14) after 1748) = 1748/1762 = YOUNGEST CHILD
Elisha - no guardian - over 19/21=(before 1743/41)
Benjamin - no guardian over 19/21(before 1743/41)



EDGECOMBE CO, NC APRIL 1764 - COURT = Widow Sarah SELLERS is Mrs Thomas DIXON
(married 6-17-1763 Edgecombe Co,NC)

WHAT is her age on 1800 census = post census, etc info on Thomas Dixon =



OCT 1764 - EDGECOMBE CO. NC COURT = Joel SELLERS bound out to Kindred CARTER
(still under 14 or 16? = born  1748/1750 ?)
18 to practice trade = born 1746 or before

WE NEED ages NC used to determine minors, etc  in 1760's)
(SEE below)



1769 BRUNSWICK CO, NC tax list =(MOST of these are the brothers above -proven in the will and estate and guardian papers )

SELLERS=
BENJAMIN 1740*- In 1773 sold land on the west side of Waccamw river(which is now Columbus Co and also where son Jordon was in Rev War)
ELISHA
JACONEAS
JAMES ( in 1778, bought 100 acres in the fork of 7 creeks) brother?- not on will - UNLESS older son? already given land?
But, Older ? is a possibility = check out age in 1790=?)
JOEL ( in 1779 bought 100 acres on so side of 7 creeks)
MATHEW
SIMON (in 1773 -100 acres on a tributory to 7 creeks)
*This Benjamin SELLERS  1740  is  father of JORDON SELLERS-
father of Wm W.  SELLERS 1818 -



*Benjamin SELLERS 1740/1817 Brunswick Co., NC will =
wife Letitia
son Jordon **
son Write
dau Rhoday Folk
grandson Jacob Marion Sellers
grandson Wm Rothwell

*Benjamin SELLERS  1740 =
1779 Brunswick co - chain carrier for Simon Sellers
1790 Georgetown SC census
1792- 640 acres on Huggins Creek
1800 Waccamaw Co SC census (Horry Co made in 1802 from Waccamaw)=

1810 Horry Co.SC =
1815 Benjamin SELLERS of Horry Co, SC buys 150 acres in Brunswick Co NC on Beaverdam
1-1-1817 Benjamin Sellers proves will of Simon SELLERS in Brunswick NC
3-19-1817 Benjamin Sellers of Brunswick Co NC deeds 150 acres "where I now live to grandson Wm Rothwell-
3-25-1817 will of Benjamin SELLERS filed
Oct, 1817 will of Benjamin SELLERS recorded, Letitia Sellers, exec
1820 Brunswick Co, NC census = Letitia Sellers


NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES=

EDGECOMBE (Tarboro) was made in 1741 from part of BERTIE CO, NC
NORTHAMPTON CO was made in 1741 from part of BERTIE CO, NC

BRUNSWICK was made in 1764 from New Hanover/Bladen Co NC

FEB 1740 Edgecombe Co, NC = Benjamin SELLERS of Edgecombe Co, sells 50 acres of land in Bertie Co that my father Mathew SELLERS bought of Benjamin FOREMAN,
where my mother now lives.

show description of land of MATHEW SELLERS =

ALL deeds, wills, court files on record in NC and may show more witness/neighbors, etc -

marie, iowa
mari@netins.net 



2-1-99
THIS BENJAMIN SELLERS 1720 has NOT been PROVEN to a Wife /Surname=
NO documentation to a wife's surname, But, I've seen others use? how proven?  msh

We had some letters on this - link to same or show here, msh
HICKMAN FAMILY =
DIXON FAMILY =



From:
             Bill Allen <misterbill@pdq.net>

I copied this from a NCROOTS posting a few months ago.  Thanks Marietta
Sexton.

Under English Commom Law practiced in the 18th century Colonies..........
..........At 14, Males (and age 12 for Females) one could:
                        Witness documents
                        Testify in Court
                        Select their own guardian
                        Be punished for a crime
                        Show land to a Processioner
                        Sign Contracts
                        Act as an Executor
                        Bequeath Property by Will

..........At 16, Males could:
                       Be listed a Tithable
                       Be mustered into the Militia
                       Serve as Processioners
                       Take Possession of Land Holdings

..........At 18, Males could:
                       Be licensed to practice a trade

.........At 21, for Males & 18 for Females, one could:
                      Release their guardian ( or at a marriage)
                      Be married without parental ( or guardian) consent
.........At 21, Males could:
                     Plead/Sue in Court
                     Own Land
                     Devise Land by Will
                     Be eligible for most Public Offices
                     Serve on a Jury
                     Vote


Benjamin SELLARS (1720/1761)=will of 1-3-1761 EDGECOMBE CO,NC=
Probated March, 1761=
Wife, Sarah
youngest son, Simon
son, Elisha
son, Benjamin
and remainder of children living with wife.

EXEC=Wm DORTCH
Wit=Cattren SELLERS
Wit=Matthew SELLERS(age=?)


EDGECOMBE CO, NC June 1762= Orphans of Benjamin SELLERS dec'd 1761 =
Matthew - choose mother, Sarah as guardian (born before 1748/ = born 1743/1748
Jeconias         "        "          "        "      "          born  before 1748/=
Joel                 "        "          "        "      "          born before  1748/ =
(probably 14 yrs of age=to choose guardian)(born before  1748) =
But Not 19/21 = NOT born before 1743/1741
Don't know the 16 to 19 age rules?
Mary, court appointed mother,Sarah as guardian (under 14) after 1748) = 1748/1762
Simon, court appointed mother, Sarah as guardian (under 14) after 1748) = 1748/1762 = YOUNGEST CHILD
Elisha - no guardian - over 19/21=(before 1743/41)
Benjamin - no guardian over 19/21(before 1743/41)



EDGECOMBE CO, NC APRIL 1764 - COURT = Widow Sarah SELLERS is Mrs Thomas DIXON
(married 6-17-1763 Edgecombe Co,NC)


SELLERS, Penelope      R152 ROBINS, Arthur             14/04/1764

OCT 1764 - EDGECOMBE CO. NC COURT = Joel SELLERS bound out to Kindred CARTER
(still under 14? = after 1750
under  16? = born  after 1748
18 to practice trade = born  1746 or before?

WE NEED ages NC used to determine minors, etc  in 1760's)
(SEE below)



1769 BRUNSWICK CO, NC tax list =(MOST of these are the brothers above -proven in the will and estate and guardian papers )

SELLERS=
BENJAMIN 1740*- In 1773 sold land on the west side of Waccamw river(which is now Columbus Co and also where son Jordon was in Rev War)
ELISHA
JACONEAS
JAMES ( in 1778, bought 100 acres in the fork of 7 creeks) brother?- not on will - UNLESS older son? already given land?
But, Older ? is a possibility = check out age in 1790=?)
JOEL ( in 1779 bought 100 acres on so side of 7 creeks)
MATHEW
SIMON (in 1773 -100 acres on a tributory to 7 creeks)
*This Benjamin SELLERS  1740  is  father of JORDON SELLERS-
father of Wm W.  SELLERS 1818 -



*Benjamin SELLERS 1740/1817 Brunswick Co., NC will =
wife Letitia
son Jordon **
son Write
dau Rhoday Folk
grandson Jacob Marion Sellers
grandson Wm Rothwell

*Benjamin SELLERS  1740 =
1779 Brunswick co - chain carrier for Simon Sellers
1790 Georgetown SC census
1792- 640 acres on Huggins Creek
1800 Waccamaw Co SC census (Horry Co made in 1802 from Waccamaw)=

1810 Horry Co.SC =
1815 Benjamin SELLERS of Horry Co, SC buys 150 acres in Brunswick Co NC on Beaverdam
1-1-1817 Benjamin Sellers proves will of Simon SELLERS in Brunswick NC
3-19-1817 Benjamin Sellers of Brunswick Co NC deeds 150 acres "where I now live to grandson Wm Rothwell-
3-25-1817 will of Benjamin SELLERS filed
Oct, 1817 will of Benjamin SELLERS recorded, Letitia Sellers, exec
1820 Brunswick Co, NC census = Letitia Sellers


NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES=

EDGECOMBE (Tarboro) was made in 1741 from part of BERTIE CO, NC
NORTHAMPTON CO was made in 1741 from part of BERTIE CO, NC

BRUNSWICK was made in 1764 from New Hanover/Bladen Co NC

FEB 1740 Edgecombe Co, NC = Benjamin SELLERS of Edgecombe Co, sells 50 acres of land in Bertie Co that my father Mathew SELLERS bought of Benjamin FOREMAN,
where my mother now lives.

show description of land of MATHEW SELLERS =

ALL deeds, wills, court files on record in NC and may show more witness/neighbors, etc -

marie, iowa
mari@netins.net



2-1-99
THIS BENJAMIN SELLERS 1720 has NOT been PROVEN to a Wife /Surname=
NO documentation to a wife's surname, But, I've seen others use? how proven?  msh

We had some letters on this - link to same or show here, msh
HICKMAN FAMILY =
DIXON FAMILY =
==========
TWO WILLS =
from TOM
Tom Buchanan [hesed1@bellsouth.net]

First, Nathaniel Hickman's will dated March 10, 1790 and probated Nov. 1795 names a daughter Sarah Dixon, among several other children -- with Sarah named in the middle of a series of daughters.

Secondly, Thomas Dixon's will dated Sept. 14, 1790 and probated in November of that year names among other children a son Hickman Dixon and a witness 'Sally Dixon,' who we learn from subsequent court minutes (at least up to April 1802) is the widow of Thomas Dixon.

-- Tom Buchanan
==========
1800 Edgecombe, NCWE HAVE TWO SARAH DIXON'S =