I am from Isaac Johnston Sellers. He left Horry
Co. after his mother
died. He bought land in Orange Springs, Marion Co., Fla in 1879. m
Melissie Stokes in 1879. They had 1 child Susan Gertrude Sellers Feb.
1880 (Melissie Stokes had 4 children by a previous marriage). Melissie
died in 1885 (according to Aunt Susan) and Isaac brought Susan to
Brunswick, Ga. Don't know what year. There he met My grandmother,
Esther Arvella Drury. I have a copy of their marriage cert. from Camden
Isaac Marion Sellers m Effie Collins April 12, 1911 Duval
1. Joseph Marion never married
2. Margarite m Robert Thomas
3. Isaac Grayson m Voncile Rabb
4. Mildred Elizabeth m Orlando Russell
5. Samuel Herman m Dorothy Thomas
Herbert Spencer Sellers, Sr. m Sarah Jane Conner
1917 Duval Co.
.1. Rachel stillborn
2. Frances Hellen m Joseph Frederick Smith (had 8 children)
3. Angie Estelle m Theodore Marshall Bailey (had 3 sons)
4. Herbert Spencer Jr. m Jewel Fay Parnell (had 4 children)
5. Sarah Elizabeth m Carl Bruton, Harold Dowling, Benjamin
Ayers, Russell Dean Womble (had 8 children)
6. Elsie Ruth m 1 John Watson Stewart, Jr. 2 John Wesley
Fitchett, Jr. 3. Henry Ellis Harvin (had 9 children)
Isaac Johnston Sellers died Oct. 1898 and is buried in an unmarked
in Horse Stomp Cemetery, White Oak, Camden Co. Ga. according to Susan
Gertrude Sellers (she m 1 Hugh Nahum Littlefield 2 William Bembridge
Nelson in Camden Co., Ga. She lived in Waverly, Ga. Camden Co. and is
buried there in the Quarterman Cametery). I have a list of her children
if you want it.
Herbert Spencer Sellers died Nov. 16, 1927 and is buried in Evergreen
Cem. Jacksonville, Fl.At another time I will send a list of all our
Sarah Louvenia Sellers m William Clifton Collins Duval Co., Fl.
2. Alice Louise Collins m 1 Albert Springer 2 Frank Thomas
3. Dorothy Angelina m William Herbert Harrell
4. William Russell went to Texas m Pearly Roena Oliver
5. Wilbur Clifford m Viola Rigdon
6. Robert Louis m Minnie Lee Hodges
7. Phyliss Jeannette m Carl Miller
8. Winfred James m in Va.(He was in the navy) and had 2
daughters, I have their names, not his wife.)
9. Richard Norman died 1 month old.
10. Frederick Eugene m Wilhelminia Youmans
Alma Irene Sellers m James William Golden in Morristown, New
They had no children. She is buried in Morristown, N. J.
All my sisters and my brother have died since July 1990. I
am the only
one left and I was born Feb. 22,f 1928 (3 mos. after my father died).
He died of pneumonia
SCOVELAND GEORGE WILLIAM JACINTHS
MARGAARET CHRISTINA (married John Cherry)
REBECCA SUSAN K. (married George L. Reaves)
VIRGINIA CURULLA (married John T.Harrelson
ICBARTICUS MERCILLIA (married P.M.Branton)
ROSE MELINDA (not married on 1880 census)
SUSAN LAVINIA (married John Harrelson
or T.M. Branton
Because of first son's name , I'm prone to believe ELISHA was a son
of a Geo SELLERS-
the second SON was named for MICHAL and my GRANDFATHER
ISAAC Johnston was named for his MATERNAL GRANDFATHER =
I have been unable to find anything on Scoveland since the CW- he
was not listed in ANY of t he armed services - even though he was 21 in
1861 and a LANDOWNER in COLUMBUS CO, NC
Further research may show-
MICHAEL'S will was missing from courthouse-
SION SELLERS who lived near and associated with MICHALL - will was missing-(believe Sion was Michael's uncle)
ELSIE S. HARVIN
215 N 7th ST
Elisha Sellars 2,0,0,?,?,?,2,0,0,1,0
Amelia Sellars 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,1
Matthew Sellars 2,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,0
Joel Sellars 2,1,0,0,0,1,0,2,2,0,1
1830 COLUMBUS CO, NC =Mathew SELLERS= 1210001-110101
Elisha SELLERS= 1102001-1110010001 (has 2 sons born 1810/15)
Joel SELLERS= 120001(reread=I show male 1780/90-one more 0?)-0003101001
when to HORRY CO,SC=
when to Marion Co, Fl=
when to Camden Co, GA
BUT, where did they go?
names of any of their children=
and married whom=when=where=
and Where are they in 1880
IF you have proven land in 1860's - description of land deed could help =
Much of this land was same earlier and creeks, etc names same- may help.
MAINLY, you have NOT sent us a continuation chart of the child you
NEED 1840 COLUMBIA CO, NC CENSUS posted - if you have ages - please send-
HE is propably there and perhaps Not another this age?
JEHONICAS SELLERS was a son of ?, maybe never married, and Maybe He had a
Some of our Land info only goes to 1850 -
Do You have description of his land
AND any land descriptions in Columbus Co, NC
Remembering , this counties all connect by a LINE = county/township line-
SHARE some of these kids families and where they are - Others can
But, you do need to send this info. Thanks, marie, iowa
Betty Sellers wrote:
> Sorry Elsie but I don't have a Michael Sellers -
> I am forwarding this to the Seller Surname list and maybe they can help
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliott Fitchett <ElliottNewell@bigfoot.com>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Saturday, August 08, 1998 2:13 PM
> Subject: Sellers-Most wanted
> >I am looking for grparents of Michael Sellers b NC 1812. Believe he is
> >son of Elisha & Rebecca. Lived in Columbus Co., NC. Moved to Horry
> >Co., SC 1865-67. Died there.1874
> >Elsie Harvin
> >215 N. 7th St.
> >Macclenny, Fl 32063
Elliott Fitchett <ElliottNewell@bigfoot.com>
Re: Sellers-COLUMBUS CO,NC
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 21:36:32 -0700 (PDT)
ELSIE - I can hardly wait
to study this - Thank You!
will try and make links to your page /info - marie, iowa
And to ALL - Remember the county lines =
Columbus Co NC made in 1808 from Bladen,Brunswick
Columbus Co now, lays next to Brunswick,Pender,Bladen,Robeson ,NC
Columbus Co now, lays next to Horry, SC
this part of SC was NC previous and very hard to trace without including
Can we connect this land back into Brunswick/Bladen? and who owned it then?
Elliott Fitchett <ElliottNewell@bigfoot.com>
> OK, I got some of the papers out. It's been a while since I went to
> 1828 - Michel Sellers witnessed purchase of 100 acres of Elisha Sellers
> Spivey. Michael ws 16 yrs. old. $60.00
> East side Big Pond Branch P 375 Bk?
> 1836 - Michael bought 245 acres Both sides Beaverdam Swamp and
> from Amelia (Milly) Sellers for $75.00.
> Wit: Elisha Sellers and George W. Sellers 24 yrs old. Bk
> 1851 - Michael bought 200 acres from Elisha Sellers Northeast side of
> Swaamp and both sides of Sweetwater
> Branch for $20.00. Wit: G. W. Sellers and E. W. Sellers.
> 1851 - Michaael bought 200 acres from Sheriff for taxes $3.35 Land of
> 1867 - Feb. 20 -Michael sold to Molsey Sellers 140 acres where she now
> side of Beaverdam Swamp, West side of Big Pond Branch where Molsey now
> agreed line between Molsey and Rebecca Sellers) for $188.00 Book "O" p.
> 1867 - Feb. 22. - Michael sold for $188.50 on the Northeast side of
> Swamp and both sides of Big Pond Brnch including the plantation where she
> lives .
> Test.. Elisha Sellers and M. M. Sellers Book "O" p. 148
> 1867 - Feb. 25, Michael; sold to J. C. (Joel C. ) Sellers 175 acres for
> Northeast side of Beaversdm Swamp and both sides of Horsepin Branch, the
> where he now lives,
> I have many more copies of land transactions--too numerous to copy.
> In 1865 Michael bought land i n Horry Co. S. C. known as Floyds Township
> time he was listed as living in Horry Co.
> In 1874 - All children sold their land inherited from their father,
> Johnston Sellers, their youngest brother-my grandfather EXCEPT Scoveland
> William Jacinths Sellers , the eldest son. I could find no record of him
> South or
> North Carolina. At this time, Margaret Christina Sellers Cherry was
> Co. N C. .
> In 1880 - All the children signed their inherited land (Susan, their
> 1876) over to John T. Harrelson (the husband of one of the daughters)
> In 1880 Isaac Johnston was in Marion Co., Fl. Margaret Cherry was still
> Co., N. C. Uncle M.M. was still in Col. Co. but soon moved to Tavares,
> Florida near his wife's brothers and father--the Reaves family).
> Icbarticus Branton was in Dogwood Neck township, Horry Co. S. C.
> Note Elisha Sellers II and Rebecca's children listed on page 80 "RECORDS
> TO THE SELLERS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N. C. " by James I Marlowe, Phd.
> I have found nothing on the Joel son of Elisha I.
> I do hope you will be able to find something in this to help me. I've
> for a long time now.
> My Uncle Isaac Marion said his ggrandfather was Elisha A. and was called
> "Elic." He
> also said thaat Michael was born in Northwest N. C. near Hendersonville.
> from the German Sellers that were in that area in 1812. When Michael
> Co. He lived near Sion Sellers.
> See my page under Sellers Family Genealogy Look under the name CHERRY.
> Isaac Johnston Sellers (my grandfather) M 1 Mellissie Stokes, 1879, in
> 1. Susan Rebecca Sellers
> M.2 Esther Arvella Drury, Brunswick Ga. , 1888
> 1. Isaac Marion b. 1889
> 2. Herbert Spencer b. 1893 <=============| My father, Herbert Spenser
> 3. Sarah Louvenia b. 1896
> 4. Alma Irene b. 1898
> All children were born in Ga.
> I have a complete list of these children thuough 1989/90
> > BUT, where did they go?
> > names of any of their children=
> > and married whom=when=where=
> > and Where are they in 1880
> > and 1900=
> > ===
> > MAINLY, you have NOT sent us a continuation chart of the child you
> > NEED 1840 COLUMBIA CO, NC CENSUS posted - if you have ages - please
> > HE is propably there and perhaps Not another this age?
> the 1840 Census wouldnt show anything as he was married 1839, and had no
> > JEHONICAS SELLERS was a son of ?, maybe never married, and Maybe He had
> > name?
> I have no information on a Jehonicas Sellers, I dont think he is in our
> > SHARE some of these kids families and where they are - Others can see
> > But, you do need to send this info. Thanks, marie, iowa
> > I hope this will shed some light on your research...Let me know what
Mathew SELLERS=#12= 1210001-110101
Elisha SELLERS #19 = 1102001-1110010001 (2 sons 15/20=1810/1815)
Joel SELLERS #7= 120001-0003101001
Now whose son is this ELISHA SELLERS born before 1785 -
We should post the land deeds/court minutes from 1808 to 1820's-
Betty Sellers <email@example.com>, marie sellers hollinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've been reading James Marlow's book again. On page
26 he writes
about a Jechonias--could that be the Jehonicus(?) you were asking about?
On pages 7-8 &9 he writes about George, Arthur and William in
Northampton and Bertie Counties. Has anyone done anything on them? I
somehow believe George may have been Amelia's husband. A son of
William. There was a George in Columbus Co (if I can find the land
transaction) that was associated with Michael and Elisha and Joel, the
father of Amos and Daniel. He said William was in South Hampton. It's
not hard for me to get confused. You would think I'd get some kind of
training since this is such an obsession with me!
Oh yes. My Uncle Marion was only 9 years old when his daddy
Johnston) drowned while fishing. He may have just added "near
Hendersonville" when he said his grandfather was born in Northwest NC.
I understand Bladen Co. was called "Northwest District".He also said his
grandfather was Elijah Sellers. I know from Gr. Uncle Michael Marion
that his (Uncle Marion) grandfather was Michael. He told other tales
that did not hold up. Some did, some didn't. He said we definitely did
not come from the Sellers in South Carolina. Which was Benjamin and
Sion. However, Michael moved down a few years before he died.
I found a few entries that I copied from the Florida (Brevard Co) Census
Vol 1 page 5462 Sellers John W M 50 b NC Dist East
St Johns River
Sheet 1 Line 23
Mary Wife 46 b NC
Nancy Dau 21 b Fla
Edith Dau 14 b Fla
Simeon Son 10 b Fla.
Mayfield son 8 b Fla #1
Continuation Riley son 6 b Fla.
Vol 1 page 5462 Sellers, Edith W F 40 b.
Fla Dist. East St.
Johns River Sheet 3 Line 28
John son 15 b Fla
Bunyan son 9 b Fla
Vol 1 page 5462 Sellers, Amelia W F 25 b Fla Dist East St.
River Sheet Sheet 23 Line 32
Lucy dau 4 b Fla
Pearl dau 5/12 b Fla
Sellers, Asbury W M 61 b NC Dist.
West St. Johns River Sheet 7 Line 2
S. R Wife 62 b NC
Lucy dau 18 b Fla
R dau 16 b Fla
Josey granddaughter 07 b
Don't know if you want any of these , if not, let me know,
I'll send you the census record I have of Margaret Christina
Cherry in Martin Co. NC and the one where I found out that Icbarticus
Mercillia Sellers Branton was female instead of male in Dog Wood Neck
Section of Horry County, 1880. Don't know if or who Rose Malinda
married. She was still at home 1880.
This is enough for today!
I will appreciate ANY and ALL help.
ELSIE, Very interested in Isle of Wight, VA which probably connect
Very interested in Craven Co, NC which I'm sure connect to our New Hanover,
SELLERS = JOHN and JACOB SELLERS =(Betty's line)
JOHN SELLERS born before 1718
JACOB SELLERS born before 1723
(Owned land in 1738 and 1743 Craven Co)
These appear to be the SELLERS connected to the River - boats,etc
CANNOT prove the connection from Craven Co, to Northampton, yet
NEED to work on neighbors, relation, etc-
Please Send any additional info you have and Thank You for Sharing SELLERS,
may help you and I work together. Thanks ELSIE, marie, iowa
Scoveland George William Jacinths (pronounced Ja- senths) Sellers
called Scoveland. I'm pretty sure he weas dead after the Civil War. I do
(from great uncle Michael Marion Sellers ) Scoveland did not have any sons.
I do not know about daughters.
Michael Marion Sellers had only daughters..married in Lake Co. Fl. Isaac
Johnston had 2 sons , Isaac Marion and Herbert Spencer. Isaac Marion had 3
sons, Marion, Isaac Grayson and Samuel Herman. He had 2 daughters,
Margaret and Mildred. Herbert Spencer had , Frances Hellen, Angie Estelle,
Herbert Spencer, Jr., Sarah Elizabeth and Elsie Ruth (me) . I have a
complete list on Uncle Marion and daddy. I also have an extensive list on
Michaael Marion's 2 daughters (Not all the great grandchildren--they're
being born every week!) I have 9 children, 32 grandchildren 24 great
grandchildren and 3 more great grandchildren due this year!
Jechonias belonged in another family...not ours (Michael).
marie sellers hollinger wrote:
> ELSIE - you may not have rec'd this if not a member - marie, iowa
> ELSIE - believe we are discussing the family of=
> MICHAEL SELLERS 1812 NC/1874
> SCOVELAND GEORGE WILLIAM JACINTHS SELLERS
> EDGECOMBE CO, NC June 1762= Orphans of Benjamin SELLERS dec'd 1761 =
> Matthew - choose mother, Sarah as guardian
> Jeconias " " " " "
> Joel " " " " "
> (probably 14 yrs of age=to choose guardian)(born ca 1748/)
> Mary, court appointed mother,Sarah as guardian (under 14)after 1747)
> Simon, court appointed mother, Sarah as guardian (under 14)after 1747)
> Elisha - no guardian - over 19/21=(before 1743/41)
> Benjamin - no guardian over 19/21(before 1743/41)
> Edgecomb Co,NC=
> ROBINS ARTHUR SELLERS PENELOPE 14 APR 1764
> DEC 1769 Arthur ROBBINS grant 200 acres on both sides SHALLOT SWAMP
> 1769 BRUNSWICK CO, NC tax list =(MOST of these are the brothers above
> the will and estate and guardian papers )
> BENJAMIN*- In 1773 sold land on the west side of Waccamw river(which is
> Columbus Co and also where son Jordon was in Rev War)
> JAMES (1778, bought 100 acres in the fork of 7 creeks)must NOT be
brother- not on
> will - UNLESS older son? already given land?
> JOEL (1779 bought 100 acres on so side of 7 creeks)
> SIMON (1773 -100 acres on a tributory to 7 creeks)
> *This Benjamin SELLERS is father of JORDON SELLERS-
> father of Wm W. SELLERS 1818 -
> ARTHUR ROBBINS
> JETHRO ROBBINS
> Sept, 1784, Brunswick Co,NC = JECHONIAS SELLERS witness for Arthur
> sale of 100 acres on West Side White Marsh to Dennis FOWLER of Sampson
> Wit = Jechonias SELLERS and Matthew SELLERS
> 1790 BRUNSWICK CO, NC =
> ARTHUR ROBBINS, PAGE 189=3-2-3-0-0
> 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
> SIMAN SELLARS, PAGE 189=1-1-2-0-0
> ELICHA SILLARS, PAGE 189=1-3-1-0-0
> JAMES SILLARS, PAGE 189=2-5-3-0-0
> MATHEW SILLARS, PAGE 189=1-2-2-0-0
> APRIL, 1798 ARTHUR ROBBINS granted 50 acres west side of Mill Careek,
> Horse Pen Branches
> 1800 BRUNSWICK CO, NC=
> ARTHUR ROBBINS=01101-01101 PAGE 39
> 159, Sellars, Tho., 3, 3, 0, 1, 0- 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0 ,PAGE 39
> April,1808 Arthur ROBBINS sells to Absalom ROBBINS 320 acres on Mill
> previously owned by Simon SELLERS and sold and later bought by Arthur
> 1808 COLUMBUS CO is made from Brunswick and Bladen Land
> 1810 BRUNSWICK CO =
> A.ROBBINS SR, PAGE 222= 2 MALES OVER 45
> SAMUEL L. HICKMAN, PAGE 222
> M. SELLERS, page 222
> N.EDWARDS, PAGE 222
> 4-25-1814 BRUNSWICK CO, NC = JECHONIAS SELLERS dec'd
> Arthur ROBBINS, JR swears that Jechonias SELLERS stated on 10-25-1813
> his death,
> Arthur Robbins Jr was to have his cattle
> Sister Penelope ROBBINS to have his money and collect debts owned to him
> Daniel ROBBINS to have his rifle
> JEHONICAS SELLERS brothers and sisters probably named children after him
- Even if
> that wasn't there 'call' name
> JACINTHS is pronounced HOW?
> JACONEAS is pronounced HOW?
> 1808 COLUMBUS CO was made from Bladen and Brunswick and we have in
> 1830 COLUMBUS CO, NC =
> Mathew SELLERS=#12= 1210001-110101
> Elisha SELLERS #19 = 1102001-1110010001 (2 sons 15/20=1810/1815)
> Joel SELLERS #7= 120001-0003101001
> Now whose son is this ELISHA SELLERS born before 1785 -
> We should post the land deeds/court minutes from 1808 to 1820's-
> marie, iowa
I believe Elisha and Joel Sellers of the 1830 census are bros. I
believe this is the Joel whose sons are Amos and Daniel. I believe this
Elisha is the father of my Michael. Somewhere in my papers I have a land
transaction where Amos witnessed the deed for Michael. I have a son in
the navy. He lives at Chesapeak, Va., Not too far from Franklin, the
county seat for Isle of Wight. I may be able to get him to go and do
some research for me. That is probably my only hope. I need to find a
will or something and I feel it's in Isle of Wight or North Hampton.
I will be "down" for about 2 weeks. Then I'll be back.
Please send any
info anyway. I'll get it when I get back.
Yes , ELISHA looks like father of your Michael
(don't have his age out here!)
I did post ages in the 1840 census - and we can compare ages on other kids=
Believe MILLY SELLERS is connected to JOEL because of having land in
COLUMBUS CO, NC and
1830 = JOEL SELLERS born 1790/1800 and female 1780/90
AND FEMALE BORN 1750/60 (MILLY?)
I am not convinced on the MILLY and MILLIFORD that Marlowe connects -
NEEDS more work
The land transaction of AMOS and DANIEL =COLUMBUS CO, NC -
which I do NOT HAVE those land deeds=
1821= JOEL SELLERS deeds to ELISHA SELLERS land on BEAVER DAM SWAMP
1842= JOEL or ELISHA deed land to AMOS/DANIEL,sons of ?
REREAD original - whose sons'?
MUST have original to tell Whose SONS?
ELSIE - If you have COLUMBUS CO, NC land deeds from 1800/1820 -
WE need to Trace these families and land
NO Wills are listed
BUT, could be Probate records in court minutes=
COLUMBUS CO, NC = lists from 1817 in my records=
LETS try and fill in these years
AND recheck these ages -
Have posted SELLERS in ISLE of WIGHT -
These SELLERS are here very early -
SAME Land as ?
I'm Not sure - Need to trace Beaverdam Swamp into Brunswick Co =
Thanks - Keep sharing - marie, iowa
THANKS ELSIE, marie, iowa
Scoveland G. W J. Sellers departed this life October the 29-1858
years 10 months and 23 days.
Virginia C. Sellers departed this life December the 11,-1862 aged
years 10 months and 29 days
Susan Lavenia Sellerss departed this life October the 12-in-1866
years 6 months and 18 days
Michael Sellers departed this life Nov 3 1874 aged 62
years 4 months
and 2 days
Susan Sellers departed this life October 13th 1876 aged 59 years
months & 17 days
Elias J Sellers the grandson of M and S Sellers was born November
I do not know if this was Michael Marion and Louisa Sellers' son
whose. Isaac Johnston was only 17 and not married...and I have not
heard of him before. He may have been a son of Michael Marion that died
in infancy, but there is no record of him in the record Michael Marion
and Louisa left.
Now I have to account for T. M. Branton and John T. Harrelson that
recorded when Susan Died in 1876 in Horry Co., S. C. Further research in
Horry Co, S. C. May