MAHASKA CO, IOWA (made in 1843 from Fox,Sac Indian Purchase (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
lays next to

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BOB'S PAGE

DELILAH SELLERS DAVIS 1801/1892

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1850 = NO SELLERS
DAVID MERCER , PAGE 190

Edward Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1797 Kentucky
Delila Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1801 Virginia (ck Harrison Co., IN)
John W Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1830 Iowa (think these are IN,msh)
Edward A Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1833 Iowa
Phebe J Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1836 Iowa
G W Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1838 Iowa ,( male)
Thomas L Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1840 Iowa
Nancy J Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1831 Pennsylvania
Warren L Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1827 Iowa
James J Davis Not Stated, Mahaska, IA abt 1829 Iowa


1856 =There are no Sellers/Sellars on the 1856 Mah co Census but it could be a female Sellers married to someone but without a surname would not know. Happy hunting!! Mabel [mabgenank@lisco.com]

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1860 =

Edward Davis Des Moines, Mahaska, IA 64 abt 1796 Kentucky Male

Delilah Davis Des Moines, Mahaska, IA 59 abt 1801 Virginia Female

Geo W Davis Des Moines, Mahaska, IA 21 abt 1839 Illinois Male

T L Davis Des Moines, Mahaska, IA 19 abt 1841 Illinois Male

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James Odem Des Moines, Mahaska, IA Post Office: Oskaloosa and Eddyville =

James Odem 38 38 abt 1822 Indiana Male (ck Clark Co., IN)

Matilda Odem 32 Harriett Odem 16

Elizabeth Odem 14 John W Odem 12

Sarah A Odem 9

Alexander Odem 7

Jackson Odem 6

Thomas Odem 4

George Odem 2

Aden Odem 2.12


1870 James Odem Matilda A. Des Moines, Mahaska, IA abt 1817 Indiana Self
Matilda A. Odem James Des Moines, Mahaska, IA abt 1827 Indiana Wife
George Odem James, Matilda A. Des Moines, Mahaska, IA abt 1859 Iowa Son
Wilferd Odem James, Matilda A. Des Moines, Mahaska, IA abt 1861 Iowa Son
Clarise Odem James, Matilda A. Des Moines, Mahaska, IA abt 1864 Iowa Daughter
Martha Odem James, Matilda A. Des Moines, Mahaska, IA abt 1865 Iowa Daughter



1880 census =
C.E. ZOLLARS 36 Pa, Pa/Pa
Sarah 36 Pa, Pa/Pa
Anna 16 Pa
Cora 13 Iowa
Lou 9f Iowa
Urule?6m Iowa
Leivy 1/12m Iowa
Mary J. 42?Ind, Va/Ind

 1880 Census Place: Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa
 Source: FHL Film 1254353  National Archives Film T9-0353     Page 311B
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
James SELLERS Self M M W 52 KY = (ca 1828) WHERE 1870? (ck Putnam Co., In per note below from Frank)
 Occ: Fire Ins. Agent Fa: KY Mo: KY (ck Monroe Co, Ia, msh)
Aby SELLERS Wife F M W 46 IN
 Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: KY
Dellie SELLERS Dau F S W 16 IA = (ca 1864)
 Occ: Student Fa: KY Mo: IN
Carrie SELLERS Dau F S W 12 IA
 Occ: Student Fa: IN Mo: KY
James SELLERS Son M S W 7 IA (ca1873)
 Occ: Student Fa: IN Mo: KY

Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 1880 Des Moines, Mahaska, IA

George W. DAVIS Self M Male W 42 IL Farmer KY VA
Sarah J. DAVIS Wife M Female W 36 IN House Keeping KY IN
John E. DAVIS Son S Male W 16 IA Farming IL IN
Horaca DAVIS Son S Male W 11 IA At School IL IN
Delilah DAVIS Mother W Female W 79 VA Boarding VA MD
Hattie COONTZ Other S Female W 23 IA House Keeper FRA IN
Thomas L. DAVIS Other D Male W 39 IL Farmer KY VA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place Des Moines, Mahaska, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254354 NA Film Number T9-0354 Page Number 444D

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1910 MAHASKA CO, IA

Henry Sellers Oskaloosa Ward 2, Mahaska, IA abt 1848 Iowa Head
Austin Sellers Oskaloosa Ward 2, Mahaska, IA abt 1850 Iowa Brother

E P Silvers [E P Sellers] Scott, Mahaska, IA abt 1858 Iowa Nephew

Cletas Sellers Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1866 Virginia Head (ck 1920 Keokuk) ck Rock Co., VA)
Mary E Sellers Cletas Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1866 Virginia Wife
Annie C Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1888 Virginia Daughter
Cleveland Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1892 Virginia Son
Lurey Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1893 Virginia Daughter
Jula Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1894 Virginia Daughter
Melvin H Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1896 Virginia Son
Bryan J Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1897 Virginia Son
Rusld A Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1900 Virginia Son
Zymena L Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1907 Virginia Daughter
Iowa V Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1906 Iowa Daughter
Zella O Sellers Cletas, Mary E Pleasant Grove, Mahaska, IA abt 1908 Iowa Daughter

J C Sellars Aby Annie Oskaloosa Ward 4, Mahaska, IA abt 1828 Kentucky Head
Aby Annie Sellars J C Oskaloosa Ward 4, Mahaska, IA abt 1835 Indiana Wife

 



 
            Wed, 15 May 2002 18:16:08 EDT
       From: FRANK
            Sellersgen@aol.com
 
A third Kentucky-born Sellers from Greencastle, IN may have emigrated to Iowa
before the Civil War.

James C. Sellers, nephew of John Crawford Sellers and son of Nathan and Mary
Yowell Sellers, is noted in Iowa history books as leaving Greencastle, IN in
the 1850s to settle in Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA.



Wed, 15 May 2002 18:36:43 EDT
       From: FRANK
            Sellersgen@aol.com
 

I have a further record of James C. Sellers of Oskaloosa, IA.  This comes
from Portrait and Biographical Record of Mahaska Co., IA, published by
Chapman in 1887.  Everything needs corroboration, but the information points
those interested in the right directions for further knowledge.

James C. Sellers, born January 14, 1828 in Garrard Co., KY.  Son of Nathan
Sellers and Mary Yowell.  Nathan and Mary Sellers moved to Putnam Co., IN in
1830.  In 1851, at the age of 23, he gave up farming in Indiana and moved to
Monroe Co., IA where he began teaching school.  He also taught in a school at
Chariton, Lucas Co., IA, before returning to farming in Monroe Co., IA.  In
1873 he opened an insurance business in Oskaloosa.  He founded the Iowa Life
and Endowment Association in 1882.

He married Aby A. Read on December 29, 1853, location unknown but maybe in
Albia, IA.  Seven children:
Eva, m. Dr. L. H. Dowling of Albia, IA
James C., Jr.,
Fannie, died at 20 mo. of age.
Alice, became teacher in Ottumwa.
Lela, died at 18 mo. of age.
Dell
Carrie.


FROM DENNIS
FDHaun@aol.com

James C. SELLERS, b. 14 Jan, 1828

biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

JAMES C. SELLERS, general fire and life insurance agent, at Oskaloosa, representing the Iowa State Insurance Company; Imperial, of London; Girard, of PhiIadelphia; Westchester, of New York; Traders', of Chicago, and five others, established his business in Oskaloosa in 1873, and has continued in the same until the present time, meeting with success. James C. Sellers was born in Garrard County, Ky., Jan. 14, 1828, and is a son of Nathan and Mary (Yowell) Sellers. He removed to Putnam County, Ind., with his parents in 1830, and continued to reside there, engaged in agricultural pursuits, until 1851. Hoping to better his financial condition in life he, during that year, pushed on further into the undeveloped West, and we find him located in Monroe County, this State, engaged in the labors of a pedagogue. After teaching in that county for one winter, he went to Chariton, the county seat of Lucas County, and taught the first school that was ever taught in that county. Returning to Monroe County he engaged in farming and teaching school until 1873, when he removed to Oskaloosa, and has since been occupied in the insurance business. On coming to Oskaloosa he opened a non-board agency, which excited the hostility of other agencies. He nevertheless made a good fight and kept it up for three years, and until the National Board was broken up, then for several years the business was run on sharp competition until the organization of the Local Board in 1878, which was one of the first in the State, and with which our subject has worked ever since. In February, 1882, Mr. Sellers organized the Iowa Life and Endowment Association, in company with Mr. W. H. Lowe, and of which our subject held the Secretaryship until his resignation, Jan. 1, 1886. He is still a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Sellers was married, Dec. 29, 1853, at Albia, this State, to Miss Aby A. Read, daughter of Vincent K. Read. She was born in Putnam County, Ind., and has borne our subject seven childrenÄ one son and six daughtersÄof whom five survive: Eva is the wife of Dr. L. H. Dowling, of Albia; James C. resides at home; Fannie died at the age of twenty months; Alice is in the Ottumwa city schools, where she has taught for six years, and is at present Principal in Garfield building; Lela died aged eighteen months, and Dell and Carrie reside at home. Mr. and Mrs. Sellers and the two eldest daughters are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Sellers in early life was a Democrat, but has changed his political views and at present is a radical prohibitionist, voting, nevertheless, with the Republican party, as he believes that through it prohibition will be more speedily accomplished than by the supporting of an independent party.

Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy

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I BELIEVE THIS IS OSKALOOSA, KS? msh

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Subject: Roy Sellers obit


From the Perry Mirror-Times, Jefferson Co. KS, April 27, 1961:

ROY SELLERS.

LeRoy A Sellers, son of A J and Susan Sellers, was born in Lee
County, Iowa, August 25, 1880, and after a long illness passed
away at a rest home near Oskaloosa April 19, 1961.

When a small boy he moved with his family to Lecompton. From
there they came to settle on a farm in Jefferson County. In 1909
he was united in marriage with Lena Adams of Perry, and they
made their home on a farm near Oskaloosa, where he lived until
too ill to care for himself. He was a member of the Ozawkie EUB
Church and Hays Grange.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs Marian Steffey of Ozawkie; one
granddaughter, Mrs Anita Knudsen of Topeka; two great-grand-
daughters, Mona and Linda; one niece, Mrs Ruth O'Brien of Los
Angeles; and three nephews, Alexander, Arthur, and William
Sellers of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lena in 1943, two brothers,
Dick and Claude, two sisters, Delia and Maude, and a nephew,
Harold Bush.

Funeral services were held in the Ozawkie EUB Church with Rev.
Lloyd Krutz in charge. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

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