Mercer County, Illinois, marriages
JOHN H. LEE 47 VA
DEMINA 45 VA
GARTTA? 22F VA
TARTLTON 21 VA
SAMUEL 15 VA
WILLIAM 12 OH
SARAH E. 7 OH
CARY ALLEN 3M OH
CAROLINE PERBARER? 5F OH
RICE PECKENPAUGH 42 KY
ELIZABETH 37 KY
RACHAEL M. 21 IN
MARY C. 19 IN
JOHN W. 18 IN
ABAHAM 14M IN
LUERITA 12 IN
EDWARD 11 IN
HENRY H. 9 IN
C/GNERND? 8F IN
DAIRD/DAN'L 4 IN
CHARLES M. 2 IN
THADEM 1M IN
JACOB SELLERS on Nov 20, 1851 Mercer to Mrs.Deminer Lee .
1860 TAZEWELL CO, IL= JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 62 FREMONT
1860 BUREAU CO, IL = JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 181 CENTER
1860 JACKSON CO, IA = JACOB SELLERS, PAGE 36 BELLEVUE
1860 MERCER CO, IL
CIVIL WAR =
1870 MERCER CO, IL
Hiram A Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1839 O White Male , 4000 land , farmer (ck Wash Co., Oh) ckRockIsland
Sarah Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1845 Illinois White Female
John P Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1863 Illinois White Male
Robert Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1865 Illinois White Male
Mary Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1868 Illinois White Female
Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1870 Illinois White Female
CORNELIUS AND LUCINDA SMARTMART 6L/48 NY/NY
Charley Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1871 Illinois Something other than a direct relationship
Oscar Sellers Perryton, Mercer, IL abt 1873 Illinois Something other than a direct relationship =
Henry Swarthouse 19
Charley Sellers 9 IL, DAD OH, MOM IN
Oscar Sellers 7 IL , DAD OH, MOM IN
Charles Sellers Suez, Mercer, IL abt 1865 Illinois =
Richard Hawks 70 MA , WD
Emily A. Hawks 31IL, DAU
Mary Hawks 12 IL GD
Charles Hawks 10 IL GS
Charles Sellers 15 IL, DAD OH, MOM PA
Oscar Sellers Eugenia Aledo, Mercer, Illinois abt 1873 Illinois White Head =
Oscar Sellers 27
Eugenia Sellers 24
Harold Sellers 3
Ruth Sellers 1
Henery Myers 33 IN BOARDER
James Kelley 31 IL BOARDER
Hiram N Zeller Helen F Aledo, Mercer, Illinois abt 1840 Ohio White Head
Helen F Zeller Hiram N Aledo, Mercer, Illinois abt 1848 Indiana White Wife
Lee Zeller Hiram N, Helen F Aledo, Mercer, Illinois abt 1883 Illinois White Son
Nellie Zeller Hiram N, Helen F Aledo, Mercer, Illinois abt 1886 Illinois White Daughter
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 12:11:13 -0700
"Hauser, Rolland" <RHAUSER@csuchico.edu>
Marie: Just received this, forwarded from Gene McMillan of
Grants Pass, Oregon. He is "Ol Gene" and has some pages on
your system, I think.
You could post there and on the Keokuk and Hardin County,
Iowa pages, I think. Or maybe just an additional posting to
the Rollie pages would suffice. I will leave that up to your
The guardian part is interesting.
> From: Gene McMillan
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:36
> To: Pam Rew
> Cc: Hauser, Rolland
> Subject: Fw: Sellers--Ferguson
> Hello Pam
> Thought you may be enterested in this e-mail that I recieved this
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Nancy Ferguson
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 11:58 AM
> Subject: Sellers--Ferguson
> Hi Gene,
> My name is Nancy Ferguson, wife of Elmer Dempsey Ferguson, I see that
> you have a Davis Sellers and Mary Ugena Ferguson, we are doing research
> found a marriage license for Davis R. Sellers and Mary (it looks like a W
> but could
> be a U) Fergerson in the Mercer County Courthouse in Aledo, Ill. It makes
> a note
> that her guardian gave consent, (guardian name was Dempsey Ferguson).
> of marriage is March 12, 1853. We are wondering if you have any further
> info to
> connect this to our Ferguson. Thank you for your time and help.
> Nancy Ferguson at email@example.com
"Hauser, Rolland" <RHAUSER@csuchico.edu>
Marie: I would love to learn what you or others on the
Sellers list think about the following reference which I
discovered on the net on Saturday.
I'm hoping that it may help us learn more about my
ggg-grandfather, Jacob Sellers, b. 1793 in KY(?); enlisted
in the War of 1812 in Adams County, Ohio; m. Deborah
Dunn, marriage recorded in Clermont County, Ohio; lived
and paid taxes in Brown County, Ohio; family members
removed to Vermilion County, Illinois, Keokuk County,
Iowa, and Mercer County, Illinois; d. 1857 in New Boston
Township, Mercer County, Illinois.
I am concerned that the following citation might refer to one
of the other Jacob Sellers who lived in Ohio in the early 1800s.
I would love to rule out that possibility.
- - - - - - - - - - -
Brand, Franklin Marion, "The History & Genealogy of the
William Fleming Family and Other Flemings of Delaware,"
Matthews Ptg. & Lith. Co., Charleston, West Virginia, 1941,
Chap. XLII, p. 594:
"John William Fleming, son of Thomas Fleming
John William Fleming was born on the 20th of April 1809.
On the 13th of June, 1826, the County Court entered the
following order with reference to him:
'John W. Fleming, infant son of Thomas Fleming, deceased,
above the age of 14 years, this day came into court and made
the choice of Josiah Wolcott as his guardian, who accepted of
said office and entered into bond in the penalty of $200.00 with
John Davis his security, conditioned as the law directs.'
Later on the 24th of July 1826, this further order was entered:
'Ordered that John W. Fleming, an orphan boy, be bound into
James Chadwick until he arrive to the age of twenty-one years
to learn the art and mystery of a scythe and axe maker and that
one of the overseers of the poor of this county perfect the
indentures according to the law.'
The law at that time put the duty of binding out apprentices on
overseers of the poor. This order should not be taken to mean
that this boy was a charge of the county. He evidently wanted to
learn a trade and had to be bound as an apprentice in order to do
John William Fleming evidently went West soon after he became
of age. In 1830 in Henry County, Indiana, he married Angeline
Sellers, [b. 1814 in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia -- from the
IGI], daughter of Jacob Sellers and lived subsequently in New Boston,
[Mercer County,] Illinois. He died on the 26th of February 1854;
his wife died on the 10th of November 1887. Children: 1) Marshall;
2) Charles; 3) Sarah Jane; 4) Sylvester; 5) Frederick Ice; 6) George;
and 7) Joseph Cook."
This citation is of special interest and potential promise to me
because the surname, "Fleming", shows up as a witness to several
documents executed both in Mercer County, Illinois, and in Iowa
in connection with my Sellers family's affairs. Also, a brother of
my great-grandfather's was named Charles Fleming Sellers. No one
today has an explanation for the prominence of the Fleming surname
for our family. The connection of this Fleming who married a Sellers
(my Jacob Sellers did have a daughter of the right age who I show as
Angelina Sellers) who then preceded Jacob and family to New Boston
feels "good" -- but "right"? Ah, that is the question.
Thanks, all, for taking a look. And please post to my page, Marie.
Cheers. Rollie Hauser
My Cincinnati-based research in the 1970s included a finding of Allen
Davenport Sellers, b. 11-13-1833 in Union Township, Crawford County,
Son of Thomas and Diadema Curtis Sellers of that place. Information was
from a "Request for Information" in the "Indiana Magazine of History," Vol.
36, pg. 416.
The item said he sold his land in Union Township, Crawford Co., IN
1, 1835. My question is: Could this be the same Thomas Sellers who settled
in Mercer County, IL in 1835? Information on this Thomas Sellers is found
a published History of Mercer County, IL, dated 1882. See pg. 733.
"Sandy Burton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas Sellers is listed in the 1830 and 1840 Crawford County, IN Census.
Then Thomas is listed in the 1850 Warren County, IL Census.
Then 1856, 1860, and 1870 Harrison County, IA Census. In the
County Census he's living with his son-in-law Barton S. Parker and daughter
Eliza Jane Sellers. He died January 10, 1883 in Harrison County, IA.
What does the History of Mercer County, IL say? What years
does it say he
His application for bounty land was dated Mar 1, 1855 Mercer Co,
Witnesses were = Harry? S. SENTA (signed C.S.SENTER) and JOHN MOOREHEAD
He was 61 yrs old on Dec 4th last past, a resident of Mercer Co, Il
(Appears he SIGNED the application.)
Alexis 1 - 37 36 Suez
SELLERS Elizabeth A. 8 35
b. 1848 d. 1919
SAME TOMBSTONE AS
JOHN EDWARD 1815-1900
SARAH PINE, HIS WIFE, 1824-1919
Dunn (Gray Farm) 7 - 8 NE of Aledo 15 Geo. Gray Farm
SELLERS H. N. 3 7
SELLERS Madison 3 7
SELLERS Mary S. 3 7
SELLERS S. 3 7