INDIANS = NATIVE AMERICANS



WARDS FAMILY PAGE

 

CHOCTAW



NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY
http://hometown.aol.com/bbbenge/front.html



all the Native American Rolls and most anything else you need to know about
the Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Chickasaw.  Inter tribal
white and black marriages
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native



CYNDI'S LIST
http://www.CyndisList.com/native.htm#USGenWeb



From SHERRY
                     sherrymazzetti1@prodigy.net
 Prodigy Genealogy and Native American board posts,
http://genealogy.bb.prodigy.net
http://communities.prodigy.net/genealogy/index.html



From:
             Joyce Street <jstreet3@yahoo.com>

This url was posted on the WYATT listing and thought I
would pass it on.
It's a government site for unclaimed American Indian
Land.  Noticed several STREET's on it.

http://www.ost.doi.gov/whereabouts.html



 http://members.aol.com/rarebk/



Lots of info on Burials and does include Indian Graves.

http://www.savinggraves.com/usa/native.htm



THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL TRUSTEE FO AMERICAN INDIANS (OST), OFFICE OF
TRUST FUNDS MANAGEMENT (OTFM)

This is the url for a goverment site.  It hold the list of unclaimed
property for Native Americans.   These have never been posted for the
public.
There are many of our surnames there.  I thought you might want to know.

Winnette

http://www.ost.doi.gov/whereabouts.html



Just ran across this while searching. There is a three volume set of books
authored by Richard Pangburn that apparently lists a lot of names. He
claims
that he can help on researching your indian ancestry.

http://indianbl.digigo.com/

I have not researched the books and cannot give any advice on them. Please
go to
the site and read the information.

Don

             "Don Sellers" <dsellers@digitalexp.com



surname index of a three
volume set of Indian Affairs journals, located at
http://members.aol.com/rarebk

Once at the site, go to Booklists, then Native American Genealogy, and
scroll down to the Cherokee Ancestry CD.  There you will see a link to
the surnames.

This site also has an on-line tutorial that shows how to do Native
American Genealogy research (the 1835 Cherokee census is within that) and
explains the rolls in detail, also some CD's that look to have lots of
resource material, and a surname index to Starr's "Old Cherokee Families
and their Genealogy."



CHEROKEE
=====
 Cherokee
                From:
            Jim T Musgrave <jimbo591@juno.com>

I found 1 Sellers listed in the surname index of a rare old Cherokee
genealogy book at http://members.aol.com/rarebk

At the site, they have the surname index of this rare old Cherokee
genealogy book called "Old Cherokee Families and Their Genealogy," with
lots of English names, they have posted the 1835 Cherokee census, and a
Cherokee genealogy tutorial that shows you how to conduct effective
Cherokee genealogy research.  Also, they have posted the full index of a
book that shows people who sued in the 1800's for Cherokee citizenship.

Once at the site, go to BOOKLISTS, then scroll down till you see the
books.  For the tutorial, it will be about halfway down the page, and
then you can invoke it.  The 1835 Cherokee census is posted within the
tutorial.

Jimbo



ALL - Anyone Who extracts this info, we will post on our Indian Page - Please Send - We did have several intermarriages and many interested - marie, iowa


             "Betty Parrish" <bsparrish@home.com>
    Jimbo,

My SELLERS grandfather was part Native American.  His name was Jackson
Henry
SELLERS born 1884 in Charlton County, GA (actually in the Okeefenokee
Swamp).  The Native American came from his mother, Catherine DIXON, who
married Manning (Marion) SELLERS in May 30, 1884 in Charlton County, GA.

Catherine and Manning had a lot of kids -- I don't know where they all
moved
to.  Here is a list of their male children:

Hudson Sellers b. January 1889
Lee Sellers b. September 01, 1893
John Sellers b. July 1894
Lonnie Sellers b. October 1896
Roland B. Sellers b. May 24, 1902

Catherine's mother, who was either a full-blood Cherokee or Creek was Mary
FRANKLIN.  I have no further information on Mary's parents, siblings and
ancestors -- been looking for almost 20 years for them.

Do you think you might be descended from one of these SELLERS?

bp



 From PATRICIA
             PGreatho01@aol.com
   Surname List, Cherokee Land Lottery of Georgia, 1832 =SELLERS



From:
            Jeremy L Beller <jbeller1@juno.com>

There is one Sellers  who sued to obtain Cherokee citizenship in the late
1800's,
claiming she was of Cherokee descent!  There is a huge, complete full
name index of all these people at http://members.aol.com/rarebk/

She was Mary Jane.



SHERRY - Thanks for helping-
Our SELLERS INDIAN page is Not organized - just collection of a few members letters/info-
 posted - collecting  on this page-(will add other url's to it)

AND doesn't NATIVE AMERICAN sound better?

WE  just have Not concentrated on this Area and Others haven't sent too much either!
=============
ALL=
IF you want INDIAN connections = YOU must post in letters and perhaps we can Link to a family that shows same info in
That COUNTY/Town/STATE

IF you don't know WHERE they are = YOU don't Know What county/state Info to Study-
=============
SHERRY-
SEND me the url of your connection/page and will post to Our SELLERS INDIAN page so Others can Find YOU-
IF you have Other Suggestions for Links for INDIAN SELLERS family = we can post these also-

OUR SELLERS info should be linked to Their Page (Person who Shared Info)
=========

THANKS for Sharing and Understanding, marie, iowa
===================

sherrymazzetti1@prodigy.net wrote:

Jeremy,

I am (by default, I assure you) the Native American Genealogy Moderator on the Prodigy Genealogy and Native American Board.  Although you are not a Prodigy member, I assume, if you will send your info here, I will see what I can find.

Marie,

If you want, I can create a link to Sellers or Sellers/Native American on my section of the board.  It will not be permanent, but someone may read.  I would actually like to create a link for my page, if you have no objections.  Let me know.  I'll need the URL's for each link.

Thanks.



SHERRY - Thanks for helping-
Our SELLERS INDIAN page is Not organized - just collection of a few members
letters/info-
I posted - collecting  on this page-(will add other url's to it)

AND doesn't NATIVE AMERICAN sound better?

WE  just have Not concentrated on this Area and Others haven't sent too
much either!
=============
ALL=
IF you want INDIAN connections = YOU must post in letters and perhaps we
can Link to a family that shows same info in
That COUNTY/Town/STATE

IF you don't know WHERE they are = YOU don't Know What county/state Info to
Study-
=============
SHERRY-
SEND me the url of your connection/page and will post to Our SELLERS INDIAN
page so Others can Find YOU-
IF you have Other Suggestions for Links for INDIAN SELLERS family = we can
post these also-

OUR SELLERS info should be linked to Their Page (Person who Shared Info)
=========

THANKS for Sharing and Understanding, marie, iowa



Subject:
        FYI
   Date:
        Fri, 14 Jan 2000 07:23:58 -0500
   From:
        "CAROLE S. WALKER" <mott@cetlink.net>
     To:
        "marie sellers hollinger" <mari@netins.net>
 
 
 

Marie:

I found this ON LINE, and I don't have the URL for going back there, but it
was RARE BOOKS, I think.  These books can be ordered.  Just thought you
would like this tid bit of information.  Cousin Carole

> She (Kingfisher's widow - possibly named Na-ni, who became The Ghi-ga-u))
> was described even after she was an old woman as a person of remarkable
> beauty, poise "with a queenly and commanding presence." Her second
husband
> was Bryan Ward, a White man, a widower, who had located in the Cherokee
> country as a trader.  Ward had brought his son, John, whose deceased
mother
> was a White woman, and John subsequently married Catherine McDaniel, a
> half-breed Cherokee woman, and is the ancestor of the numerous Ward
family,
> among the Cherokees. Bryan Ward had one daughter; Elizabeth, by The
Ghi-ga-u
> (Beloved Woman of the Cherokees); whose first husband was Brigadier
General
> Joseph Martin and her second husband was ____ Hughes, a trader.  Bryan
Ward
> lived only a few years after his marriage to The Ghi-ga-u." Page 468.
>
> "..... there lived in Echota a famous Indian woman named Nancy
Ward.....When
> Nancy Ward found that her people had fallen in with the plans of Stuart
and
> Cameron, she communicated the intelligence to a trader named Issac Thomas
> and provided him with the means of setting out as an express to warn back
> the settlers of their danger. Thomas was a man of character and a true
> American, who has left distinguished descendants in the State of
Louisiana.
> Accompanied by William Fawling, he lost no time in conveying the alarming
> intelligence to the people on the Wautauga and Holston.  His services
were
> afterwards recognized and rewarded by the State of Virginia." Page 470.
>
> History of the Cherokee Indians - Old Families and Their Genealogy.  In
> 1892, Emmet Starr, a Cherokee physician, began to put pen-to-paper on the
> genealogy of old Cherokee families.  He included this genealogy in his
> monumental book "History of the Cherokee People." The genealogy portion
of
> his book is excerpted and is available here. This genealogy contains over
> 8544 names, and goes back as far as 1625, although most of the genealogy
> centers from the 1770's to the mid-1800's. Very little collateral
> information is given (i.e. no birth or death dates, geographical
> information, etc.) except for a very scant few of the families.  This
> genealogy is in essence simply lineal descents and relationships. Most
> Cherokee families took English names.  A great companion source to the
> Cherokee Roots volumes, the Miller Roll "Plus" and Dawes Roll "Plus." If
you
> are only interested in a few names rather than the whole book, we can
> provide select excerpts - please email us for details.  To review a
complete
> list of surnames, click here. To read some narrative portions from the
> genealogy, click here. (195 Pages).
>
> Dr. Emmett Starr wrote the most comprehensive Cherokee genealogy ever
> compiled. One of the advantages of the Starr Book is that it is the only
> book that puts the Cherokees in a genealogical format, and Starr provides
> historical details about the early Cherokees that is rare, because as a
> Cherokee he had knowledge and details about the tribe that outsiders
could
> not provide.  To see some of the narrative about early individuals and
the
> white traders that married into the tribe, click here.
>
> However, if one is just beginning to research their possible Cherokee
> ancestry, the Cherokee Roots Volumes, and Miller and Dawes Rolls PLUS can
be
> very effective.  All surnames that are in Starr can be found in these
> volumes.  However, they will not be in a genealogical format.  To see
more
> on this, read the Cherokee Genealogy Tutorial which can be invoked about
> half way down the Booklists page.
>
>
> Carole S. Walker in Catawba, South Carolina
> "Beautiful Places, Smiling Faces"
> mott@cetlink.net
> AOL INSTANT MESSAGE ADDRESS:  walkerc36
> ICQ# 22149680


        From:
             "CAROLE S. WALKER" <mott@cetlink.net>

Hi Cousins:  Hope I get this URL right for the Cherokee and other related
Rare Books on line:

http://members.aol.com/rarebk/booklists.html
Cousin Carole


Subject:
        SELLERS/WARD/REYNOLDS/NORTON connections
   Date:
        Fri, 14 Jan 2000 23:31:51 -0500
   From:
        "CAROLE S. WALKER" <mott@cetlink.net>
     To:
        "marie sellers hollinger" <mari@netins.net>
 
 
 

Marie:  This was sent to me by another person.  It does connect to our
Sellers/Norton/Reynolds and Ward families of Franklin, Habersham and Banks
County, Georgia.  It is all very interesting!

Cousin Carole

FROM:  Richard A. Colbert

May 24, 1993

REYNOLDS NEWSLETTER #4

One of the most perplexing questions in our family has been: Is there any
Indian blood in the Reynolds family? In the last Newsletter, I mentioned
Ray
Ward was going to do some more research on his family and get back to me.
In
the meantime, however, I have done some research on my own.

Many in the Reynolds family believe that Elizabeth Ward was part Indian.
For
this reason, they say, members of the Pounds family were against Nancy
Amazon Pounds marrying Benjamin Calloway Reynolds.

With the information I found in the last newsletter, I decided to retrace
what I knew about the Ward family and the Cherokee Indian, Nancy Ward.

Nancy Ward was married twice. The first time to a Cherokee warrior
(KINGFISHER), and the second time to Bryant (Brian) Ward.

Nancy Ward was a full-blood Cherokee who married Kingfisher of the Deer
Clan. In 1755, during the Battle of Taliwa against the Creek Indians,
Kingfisher was killed. His Indian wife, Nany'hi, anglicized to Nancy,
picked
up his weapons and fought besides the Cherokee warriors until the battle
was
won by the Cherokees. Her reward was eternal protection of her village,
called Nancy-town, located on the Habersham/Stephens County lines. She was
made "beloved oi· Holy Woman" by the tribe which gave her the power of life
and death over captives. She was a constant friend of the American pioneers
in North Georgia. She is credited with warning white settlers when Indian
raids were being planned, and herding the settlers into her village to
protect them.

During 1780 she is credited with helping a number of prisoners to escape.
She is said to have supplied food to the American soldiers during the
Revolution. Indian warriors never committed any atrocities within the
bounds
of her village. Nancy Town Creek, where her village was located, is joined
by Woffords Creek and empties into the Middle Fork of the Broad River.

Nancy Ward (1738-1822) married Bryant Ward, an Indian trader from South
Carolina. For awhile he lived in the Indian Nation. Together, they had one
daughter, named Betsy. When Bryant returned to South Carolina to live with
his "white" family, Nancy moved to Tennessee and died at her home on Ocoee
River in Polk County, Tennessee.

After Nancy Ward moved to Tennessee, Bryant Ward and his "white" family
moved back to Georgia. He and his family lived near Nancy Town. Bryant Ward
died ca. 1815. His Will was registered in the Franklin Co., GA court on
Jan.
13, 1817. (Habersham and Stephens counties were still part of Franklin Co.
in 1817).  An abstract of his Will reads in part:

Will: Wife Ann. Niece Susannah Ward now Susannah England. Nephew Bryant
Ward
under 18. Sons Samuel and John Ward. Ex'r: Joseph Martin of Tugalo River,
Franklin Co. (s) 18 Aug 1815.

Wit: N. Dobson, John Bryan, George Ward

Bryant's son John married Kathryn McDonald (a full-blood Cherokee). In
turn,
John's son, George, married Lucy Mays (also a full-blood Cherokee). [ Mays
was also spelled MOSS].

There is no record who Bryant's other son, Samuel, married. Three years
after Bryant died , Samuel died. One of Samuel's sons was named Jeremiah.
Jeremiah Ward is the father of Elizabeth Ward who married Benjamin Franklin
Reynolds.

In the previous newsletter, I copied an abstract of another Will that was
probated in 1855. That one was for John McMillian. Pg. 12 -- Habersham
Co. -- John McMillian, dated 21Apr. 1855, land to Eliz Ward (sister
Elizabeth Ward's granddaughter,) nephew George Ward. Executor: Clark M.
Cash. Wit: Fountain G. Moss, James Ward, Clark M. Cash. Probated July 1860.

I also mentioned we were possibly connected to this family because we were
also related to the Cashes.

In Volume 7 of the book Cherokee by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee
Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims 1906-1910 , there was a claim made by
Elizabeth Sosebee that she was a Cherokee Indian. After consideration of
the
facts, the U. S. Court of Claims rejected her claim.

Below is a copy of her application that was written by her husband:

My name is Jeremiah M. Sosebee and I reside at Harvest, GA. I am
fifty-three
years of age and Elizabeth Sosebee, my wife, is the claimant. I know the
family history very well, as I have known the Davis family, the Martin
family, the Sosebee family and the Boling family all my life. Didama Alien
was my wife's aunt, and her maiden name was Didama McMillen, and she was
always recognized as a quarter Cherokee Indian. Didama McMillen claimed
through Elizabeth McMillen, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Ward. The
Indian
connection of all these claims comes through the Ward family and the
McMillen family and we know of no connection, as far back as we can
remember, of any Moss family being connected. Elizabeth Ward, or McMillen,
did not go West with the Indians but died in Habersham Co., GA. Elizabeth
Ward resembled an Indian very much. Elizabeth Ward had one brother named
Jerry Ward. My brother, Drewery N. Sosebee, has always lived near me. Jerry
Ward had two sons, William Ward and Enoch Ward. I have always been told
that
George Ward was a brother of Jerry and Elizabeth Ward. I know nothing about
George Ward and cannot tell anything about him. I do not know the name of
Elizabeth Ward's father, never heard it, in fact none of us ever heard it.
This is all I know about the matter.

Signed J. M. Sosebee, Clarksville, GA., July 13, 1908.

Another application was submitted the same time as the one above by Barbara
Helen Davis, a cousin of Elizabeth Sosebee. It reads:

My name is Barbara Helen Davis and I reside at Clarksville, GA. My
post-office is Mt. Airy, GA. R.F.D. I was born in Habersham Co., GA and I
am
fifty-five years of age. I claim relationship to the Cherokee Indians
through my mother, Didama Alien, was a quarter Cherokee Indian, her maiden
name was McMillen. She was born in Habersham Co., Ga. My mother claims
through her mother, Elizabeth McMillen, whose maiden name was Elizabeth
Ward, she was a half blood Cherokee Indian. My cousin, Jeremiah M. Sosebee,
is present and he knows the family history better than I do and can give it
right back.

There was a total of thirty applications filed with this group. All were
rejected on the same grounds. The Court said that it did not appear that
any
ancestors were ever enrolled or were parties to the treaties of 1835-6 and
1846. And they showed no real connections with the Eastern Cherokees.

>From these applications it appears that the Sosebee's lived in close
proximity to our family. The previous Will mentions the McMillian's, the
Ward's, and the Moss's. So does this application.

Didama Alien's family lived on Alien Mountain. Benjamin Franklin Reynolds
family also lived on Alien Mountain. The "Jerry" Ward in the application is
probably Jeremiah Ward, the father of our Elizabeth Ward.

So, while it is evident that our Ward family is probably related to Bryant
Ward and his "white" wife, Ann, there is no proof that we are Indian. It
depends on who Samuel and Jeremiah Ward married. Next week when Ray Ward
calls, we will probably find out for sure.

Rick
----------
January 14, 2000
Received from Leah Kay Reynolds, GENNUT2@GTE.NET, from Rick:
""CAROLE, I WANTED TO SHARE---DO YOU KNOW OF THE (FRICK CEMETERY)?  LEAH
K.""

"Received your messages.  I have map of Reynolds Cemetery if you're
interested.  It is just West of Allen Mountain.  Most people refer to it as
Frick Cemetery, because Frick obtained the land from Reynolds family
(Frick's are relatives of Reynolds).    Back in the 1800's, the Reynolds
family also owned the only grist mill in the area.  It's located on the
Broad River, about two miles from the Reynolds home.

Carole S. Walker in Catawba, South Carolina
"Beautiful Places, Smiling Faces"
mott@cetlink.net
AOL INSTANT MESSAGE ADDRESS:  walkerc36
ICQ# 22149680


        From:
             sherrymazzetti1@prodigy.net
    Reply-To:
             SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com
       
 

MARIE and ALL,

To be a Cherokee tribal member recognized by the federal govt., there are
certain requirements:

1)  Western Cherokee/aka Cherokee Nation of OK requires proof that you
descend from someone on the Dawes Commission Roll.  Some Cherokee are on
both Dawes and Guion Miller, so it's good to check both.  Some Dawes cards
are viewable through a search of NARA.  The Guion Miller Index is also
there.  I recall a few Dawes cards with Sellers names.  Don't think I ever
checked Guion Miller.  I do have a couple of applications, since my
greatgrandmother stated that we do have (unspecified) Indian blood.  Have
never found a solid connection.  In any case, most applications show three
generations.  If one is really lucky and an applicant's father or
grandfather is living, you may get a couple more.

2)  Eastern Cherokee of NC require a blood quantum of 1/16 and proof that
you descend from someone on the 1924 Baker Roll.

3)  The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee (Arkansas and Oklahoma) requires
documented 1/4 Cherokee blood.

There are some state (not federally) recognized groups with other
requirements.  I don't know much about those.
a potential applicant would have to contact them directly.

I have seen various pages on Nancy Ward, but I never saw any reference to a
Sellers, as I recall.  Ward, I believe was her husband's surname.  He was,
I think, Bryant Ward.

Hope this helps a little.

SHERRY


        From:
             "CAROLE S. WALKER" <mott@cetlink.net>

Sherri and All:  There has been no PROOF of a direct connection with the
SELLERS family to NANCY WARD yet.  We are still working on this Ward
family.

Carole



Subject:
        NAIL FILE
   Date:
        Sun, 23 Jan 2000 11:24:30 -0600
   From:
        marie sellers hollinger <mari@netins.net>
     To:
        mari@netins.net
 
 
 

 National Archives and Records Administration
 

Sarah Bird's Case File for
Enrollment in the Five
Civilized Tribes
======
 National Archives and Records Administration
=========
Control Number
                NRFF-75-53A-17102
          Media
                Textual records
     Descr. Level
                Item
   Record Group
                75
          Series
                53A
           Item
                17102
           Title
                Enrollment for Ruth Sellers
          Dates
                ca.1898-ca.1914
   Creating Org.
                Bureau of Indian Affairs. Commissioner to the Five
                Civilized Tribes.
 Scope & Content
                Tribe: Cherokee
                Type: Minor
                Age: 1
                Sex: Female
                Roll: 1877
                Degree Indian Blood: 1/64
                Census Card Number: M1374
                City of Residence: SAGUYAH
======
Control Number
                NRFF-75-53A-17101
          Media
                Textual records
     Descr. Level
                Item
   Record Group
                75
          Series
                53A
           Item
                17101
           Title
                Enrollment for Laura J Sellers
          Dates
                ca.1898-ca.1914
   Creating Org.
                Bureau of Indian Affairs. Commissioner to the Five
                Civilized Tribes.
 Scope & Content
                Tribe: Cherokee
                Type: Parent
                Sex: Female
                Census Card Number: M1374
=======
Control Number
                NRFF-75-53A-17100
          Media
                Textual records
     Descr. Level
                Item
   Record Group
                75
          Series
                53A
           Item
                17100
           Title
                Enrollment for James D Sellers
          Dates
                ca.1898-ca.1914
   Creating Org.
                Bureau of Indian Affairs. Commissioner to the Five
                Civilized Tribes.
 Scope & Content
                Tribe: Cherokee
                Type: Parent
                Sex: Male
                Census Card Number: M1374
=====
 
 

Jackson Barnett's Case File for
Enrollment in the Five
Civilized Tribes


Tammy Maggard
dmaggard@atmc.net
                                                          Date: 24 Jan 2003 10:56 PM GMT
 
 
  The following is from the Accessgenealogy website:
    The Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory
    Index of Sellers
    Cherokee Tribe:

  Name Tribe Age Sex Type Blood Card Roll Misc.
  Sellers, Chickaleelee Cherokee 45 M BB FULL 8232 29862 EVANSVILLE AR
  Sellers, James D Cherokee M P M1374
  Sellers, Joseph Cherokee M P 7191
  Sellers, Laura J Cherokee F P M1374
  Sellers, Mark Cherokee 7 M BB FULL 8232 29865 EVANSVILLE AR
  Sellers, Martha Cherokee F P 7191
  Sellers, Maud Cherokee 5 M BB FULL 8232 29866 EVANSVILLE AR
  Sellers, Peggie Cherokee 50 F BB FULL 8232 29863 EVANSVILLE AR
  Sellers, Richard Cherokee 11 M BB FULL 8232 29864 EVANSVILLE AR
  Sellers, Ruth Cherokee 1 F M 1/64 M1374 1877 SAGUYAH
 

  Cherokee By Blood:
  pg 382

  Seller, Henry roll # 19172


sept 2004

from GRACIE

gracie [g.winters@sbcglobal.net]
   Just recieved this from another mailing list. 

Two names listed are: SELL and SELLS

I thought it interesting.

Gracie

 

 http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/3-Surnames.htm

YES, a few times we have proven in CENSUS where they are the same, marie, iowa

==============

feb 2005
Tom Sellars

tsellars@hlsk.com

In the Guion Miller rolls applicant #7785-7253, Mary Jane Mathews stated the

following:

 

"My name is Mary Jane Mathews:  My post office is Foraker, Ossage Co., Okla.:

I was born near Pond Springs, Ga., in 1843:  I claim relationship with the

Cherokees through my mother, whose maiden name was Katie Hames who was

one-quarter Cherokee Indian:  My mother claims through her mother, whose

maiden name was Judy Sellars who was a half-blood Cherokee: and she claims

through her father Buck Sellars who was nearly a full-blood:  my mother was

born in Georgia about 1818:  My grandfather, Buck Sellars died in Georgia

sometime before the war, about six years.  My father moved with the family

from Georgia to Arkansas, then moved from Arkansas to the Cherokee Nation:

my people back in Georgia always lived with the Indians:  The reason they did

not come west with the Indians was because my grandfather was a white man and

he would not let his wife, who was an Indian come with the other Indians:  My

son and two daughters were educated at the Indians school at Haskell, Kansas,

they were also educated at the Indian school at Chillocco, Okla.  They were

accepted at these Indian Schools as Cherokees.  My great-grandfather, so my

father has told me was related to "Bush-head" who was a noted Cherokee.  The

Indians often camped with our family, they were Cherokee Indians and

recognized us as part Cherokee."

 

Signed:  Mary Jane "X" Mathews, Newkirk, Okla. Aug 15, 1908.

 

 

Judy Sellars named above is believed to be "Happy Hanes" identified in Judith

Sellars will of 1847 in Hall County Georgia. (Handwriting in will is not

good, it was transcribed as an "n" but could also be "m")

 

Judy "Happy" Hames married John Hames (b. 1797 in Georgia) about 1817 in

Georgia or Alabama.  They had the following children:

 

Judith Hames b. 1818 Alabama or Georgia married a Brownfield or Broomfield.

Catherine Hames b. 1821 Alabama or Georgia married John McBee 1839 in Jackson

Co. Alabama

Andrew J. Hames b. 1824 Alabama or Georgia

John Hames b. 1833 Alabama

Mary Hames b. 1837 Alabama

 

Catherine Hames and John McBee had the following children:

 

Caroline McBee b.12/25/1838 Alabama

Carrol B. McBee

William G. McBee

Rebecca E. McBee

Mary Jane McBee married unknown Mathews

Telitha McBee

Judith McBee

 

In her application submitted above Mary Jane Mathews identifies her father as

John McBee and mother Katie Hames.

 

Andrew and John Hames are living next door to Young Sellars in 1850 Jackson

County.  Catherine Hames McBee died abt 1855 in Carroll County Arkansas.

 

Although she makes some mistakes in her application (referring to Buck

Sellars as grand father) her facts are in agreement with census records.  The

application was rejected for no proof of her ancestors being on earlier

Indian rolls.

 

Her great-grandmother would be Judith Sellars of Hall County Ga.  Judith

Sellars is thought to have been married to David Sellars of Chatham County,

North Carolina.  Are David Sellars and Buck Sellars the same person?  Based

on the DNA test that I had done with the Sellars group, my ancestor group is

western European, not native American.  However the DNA test was for the Y

chromosome which is passed from father to son.  David's father (unknown at

this time) would have been western European but his mother could have been

native American.  This could be why Mary Jane said that "Buck Sellars was

nearly full blood".

 

>From what I have read, a lot of people were going around and having people

claim they were Cherokee in order to claim part of the settlement, but it

does provide important genealogy information.  Has anyone else ran across a

Sellars native American connection?  I know very little about my Sellars line

past my Grandfather.  All he knew was that the Sellars migrated to Texas from

Mississippi  and Alabama.  No mention of possible native American connection.

 

 

Tom Sellars

tsellars@hlsk.com

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  from Terri Leinneweber [mterril@rcn.com]


Ancestry has just put up records called "Indian Schedules"  -- I did a check for Sellers and turned up pages.  I don't know how helpful they will be, but these have to be descendents.

I have attached the whole record for the first record, so you can see what it looks like.
(these may NOT come thro from  ancestry.com as you may need subscription, but, info is there to share/read, msh)

Terri

Arthur Francis Sellers 2 Oct 1933 Male Blackfeet (Blackfoot) Blackfeet Montana

http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/default.aspx?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1059&iid=M595_10-0736&fn=Arthur+Francis&ln=Sellers&st=d&ssrc=&pid=4972654

Minerva Sellers Head abt 1910 Female Yanktonai Sioux (Dakota) Yankton South Dakota

Minerva Sellers Head abt 1910 Female Yanktonai Sioux (Dakota) Yankton South Dakota

Isabella E Sellers Head 1872 Female Snake (Shoshone) Wyoming

Isabella E Sellers Head 1872 Female Snake (Shoshone) Wyoming

Isabella E Sellers Head 1872 Female Snake (Shoshone) Wyoming