SON, JOHN BRYANT
DAU, SARAH MCCLELLAND
DAU, MARY SINGLETARY
DAU, ANN PEOPLES MINTZ=
will proven 4/1813 and HEIRS=
and on 4-10-1813 these heirs sold there rights in land to BENJAMIN SELLERS and states that Elisha SELLERS,dec'd , youngest son, JOHN B. SELLERS had died a minor.
(Son William Sellers must be dead also? Not on heir list in 1813, msh)
(No son, Elisha? or died before? OR older and had moved on?, msh)
12-20-1798 ELISHA SELLERS granted 100 acres on east side of Starborn
Swamp laying next to land of SAM SELLERS.
Deed for SAMUEL SELLERS land NOT found.
6-10-1788 ELISHA SELLERS deed of gift to JAMES,NATHAN AND DANIEL ELLIS
200 acres on west side of the Waccamaw.(are these step-kids/grandkids ?msh)
7-11-1788 100 acres of land deeded to WILLETS SELLERS.
8-1800 ELISHA SELLERS enters a state grant to JOHN BRYANT SELLERS for
100 acres on Starboard Swamp
12-12-1800 ELISHA SELLERS sells 100 acres adjoing his own land on
Starboard Swamp to HENRY MINTS.
11-16-1801 ELISHA SELLERS will filed
4-1813 ELISHA SELLERS will proven - HEIRS = MARY, THOMAS,
MATTHEW,WILLETS AND SAMUEL SELLERS and HENRY MINTZ and MARTHA PERKINS
sell their rights to land on Starboard Swamp to BENJAMIN SELLERS being
land devised to John B. Sellers, Elisha's youngest son and that he had
died a minor.
(ELISHA must have deeded land to 2-3 of the boys when they were
(I only have excerpts from this estate settlement, should order
original!- Why isn't WILLIAM SELLERS listed on settlement? msh)
RAY, thank you so much for sharing these documents.
ELISHA SELLERS 1740/1801 , proved APRIL 1813 BRUNSWICK CO, NC
APRIL 10, 1813 sale of this land from these legatees and reference to will of 180l of ELISHA SELLERS.
WE DO NOT HAVE COPY of these 1813 papers.
DO YOU have?
CAN you get?
IT is Very Important that we have the wording from same.
YOU have helped and contributed so much, but, you may be more likely to have or get this info for us.
THANK YOU for understanding and sharing.
Benjamin Sellars, Serjeant, Capt. Jacob Whitehead's Co 1750's Edgecombe
Elijah Sellers, soldier, Edgecombe Co Militia, Capt. Jacob Whitehead's Co
Birth: NC Circa 1744
Death: NC p 11-16-1801
Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: Sarah X
Spouse: Mary Willis
Hope this helps
Tammy Maggard [email@example.com]
Where in 1810=
Where in 1820=
1790 BRUNSWICK CO, NC CENSUS=
(This is an alphabetical list)
JAMES SELLARS, PAGE 189=1-0-1-0-0
JORDAN SELLARS, PAGE 189=1-0-2-0-0
MATHEW SELLARS, PAGE 189=1-0-1-0-0
MATHEW SELLARS, PAGE 189=2-1-5-0-0 (died 1807 Ky-will posted)
SIMAN SELLARS, PAGE 189=1-1-2-0-0
ELICHA SILLARS, PAGE 189=1-3-1-0-0 (died 1801 will posted)
3 sons under 16=1774/1790
JAMES SILLARS, PAGE 189=2-5-3-0-0 =
5 sons under 16 =1774/1790
MATHEW SILLARS, PAGE 189=1-2-2-0-0 (to Warren Co,Tn?)
1800 Brunswick Co, census
156, Mints, Henry, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
157, *Sellars, Elijah, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1,- 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0=
*This would = Elijah born before 1754
son 16-25 =1775/1784
son under 10= 1790/1800
female under 10=1790/1800
female over 46=before 1754
158, Ramsey, James G., 0, 1, 0, 0, 1,- 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0
159, Sellars, Tho., 3, 3, 0, 1, 0,- 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0
(other SELLERS are on web page under Brunswick Co msh)
In the name of God, Amen, I, Elisha Sellers, of Brunswick
County in the
State of North Carolina, being weak of body but perfect mind and sound
memory, calling to mind the mortality of my flesh, and that it is
appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will
and Testament in the form and manner following. First and principally, I
recommend my soul to God who gave it, trusting in the merits of Christ
for a Glorious Resurrection, and my body to be buried after a Christian
manner at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named, nothing
doubting but I shall receive the same again through the mighty power of
God, and touching such worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to
bless me with, I give, devise, and bequeath in manner & form following:
First, I give unto my beloved wife, Mary Sellers, the use of the plantation
whereon I now live, during her life or widowhood and after her death or
marriage to revolve to my son John Bryant Sellers. Secondly, I give unto
my daughters Sarah McClelland and Mary Singletary and my sons William
Sellers, Thomas Sellers, Matthew Sellers, and Willets Sellers, and also
to my daughter Ann Peoples Mints one shilling to each of them. Thirdly, I
give unto my wife Mary Sellers her equal part of the remaining part of my
property not hereinbefore given. I mean one child's part. Fourthly, it is my will and
desire that the remaining part of my property may be equally divided
between all the children which I have had or may hereafter have by said
wife Mary, share and share alike. Fifthly, I give to my grandsons Elisha
and William Sellers one heifer calf to each of them. Lastly, I nominate,
constitute, and appoint my beloved wife Mary Sellers Executrix, my
dutiful son Thomas Sellers and my friend John Conyers as executors to
this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me
heretofore made and ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will and
Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my
seal this sixteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and one.
Elisha [X is mark] Sellers
Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the last will
of the testator in presence of us.
Mary (X) Ramsay
Drucilla (X) Churis(?)
J. Gause, Jr.
-- Soon firstname.lastname@example.org will change to Ray@revette.net.
Use either address now -- but better to use Ray@revette.net
The will was proven in the April 1813 session of the Brunswick Co.
Court, and in that record, Mary [Elisha's widow], Thomas, Matthew,
Willets, and Samuel Sellers, Henry Mintz, and Martha Perkins were listed
as legatees. On April 10, 1813, the above legatees sold their rights to
the land on Starboard Swamp to a Benjamin Sellers [probably their uncle
or brother]. The deed of sale (in Deed Book H, pp. 459-460) refers to
Elisha's will, in which the land was devised to John B. Sellers, Elisha's
youngest son, and to the fact that John B. Sellers had died a minor.
I noticed in a hurry that my name has come up, but I've missed the flow of the exchanges. So, how can I help?
ELISHA SELLERS 1801 will, BRUNSWICK CO, NC
(Ray sent us copy of original will/(posted on Elisha SELLERS page =
WE ONLY had extractions before)
THIS ELISHA SELLERS 1801 WILL had some papers
(were they Probate papers? or ? )
in April 1813 that listed other heirs and deaths of some kids, etc.
and the kids selling this/some land.
DO you have COPY of this DOCUMENT?
WE only have extractions/sayings others have sent. and may NOT contain EVERY word, name, etc.
WOULD like copy of original document.
THANK YOU for sharing so much with us.
OK, y'all, I'm still not sure what the question was, but there are three basic documents bearing on the estate of Elisha Sellers:
(1) His will in Brunswick Co. NC Will Book B, p.69, dated 16 Nov 1801.
See the transcript below.
(2) The Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, dated April 1813, in which some children NOT named in Elisha's will get named as legatees of the estate, selling their rights to a tract of land (and referencing the deed in
#3 below) that would have gone by the will to John Bryant Sellers if he had lived long enough. See the abstract below the will.
(3) The deed record, referred to in the court minutes and found in Brunswick Co. NC Deed Book H, pp.459-460, that says that these "extra" heirs sold their land that would have eventually gone to John Bryant Sellers, but that he had died as a minor since the making of Elisha's original will.
I do not have copies or verbatim transcripts of these latter two records,
but I have abstracted them myself, having seen the microfilmed originals
with my own eyes in the NC Archives in Raleigh.
WHAT I would like to have is what you SAW and WE have extractions of,
But,WE don't have copies of Original copies =
WE NEED copy of this original document AND all Papers connected =
(2) The Minutes of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter
> Sessions, dated April 1813, in which some children NOT named in
> Elisha's will get named as legatees of the estate, selling their
> rights to a tract of land (and referencing the deed in #3 below)
> that would have gone by the will to John Bryant Sellers if he had
> lived long enough. See the abstract below the will.
> (3) The deed record, referred to in the court minutes and found
> in Brunswick Co. NC Deed Book H, pp.459-460, that says that these
> "extra" heirs sold their land that would have eventually gone to
> John Bryant Sellers, but that he had died as a minor since the
> making of Elisha's original will.