GARRARD CO, KY (made in 1797 from Madison, Lincoln, Mercer)



MONROE CO, IN

PUTNAM CO, IN

SCOTT CO, IN

JOHNSON CO, IN

MARY CRAWFORD SELLERS tin type = need help identifing = from MARY E. HEEKE
Mary Heeke <mary.heeke@yahoo.com>



1800 GARRARD CO, KY TAX LIST

Joseph SEILER  (prob 21, born before 1780)
James SELLERS
Samuel SELLERS
William SELLERS


1810

1812 = KY WAR OF 1812  

1810 GARRARD CO,KY=

JAMES SELLERS, page 224, =22010/11010 =(1765/1789)
1 male 21-45=1765/89 = JAMES
2 males 11-15=1795/99(John Crawford born 3-26-1796 Garrard Co,Ky) AND
2 males under 10=1800/10 =
1 female 21-45=1755/89 (Mary
1 female 11-15=1795/99(Rebecca born 11-12-1797 Garrard Co,KY)
1 female under 10=1800/10 



 

1820 GARRARD CO,KY=

JAMES SELLERS, PAGE 103 =21020`-01001=

MALE OVER 45
2 MALES 16/26
MALE 10/16
2 MALES U 10
FEMALE OVER 45
FEMALE 10/16
next
ABNER DAVIDSON
CHARLES KEYES
LIBERTY SMITH
EDMUND DYARS/BYARS


MICHAEL SATTER, PAGE 88



1830 GARRARD CO, KY=

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1840 GARRARD CO, KY



1850 GARRARD CO, KY
NANCY SELLERS 50 KY (is this his mother?
JOHN 32 KY
SAMUEL 28 KY
WM; ;12 KY
SARAH A. 10 KY
HENED 5M KY
JAMES 2 KY
next
WM BEAUMONT 72 MD
SUSAN 71 VA
WM JR 36 KY
HERRED/HENNED 28M KY

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Garrard County's Mexican War Veterans who were in Company A, First Regiment KentuckyCavalry. From "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky, Mexican War Veterans. Published by John D. Woods, at Frankfort, Ky, 1889. Some notes are from "History of Garrard County" by Forrest Calico, 1947. If anyone would like to share bio info on these people, please contact me at: blandfos_2000@yahoo.com.

Captain Price’s Company A,
enrolled at Lancaster, Gerrard County, Ky. 2 Jun 1846
Price, Johnson, Captain
Dunlap, Lafayette F., 1st Lt
Sartain, George F., 2d Lt, Absent in New Orleans without leave. Conn, Thomas K., Br. 2d Lt, Sick in hospital at Camargo, Mexico from 17 May [Landram] Landrain, William J, 1st Sgt Thornton, James B., Sgt Sellers, John, Sgt, killed in Hill and Evans feud in 1852 Hamp, Anderson, Corporal Collier, Robert, Corp, later Captain in Civil War Jennings, William, Corp Grooms, John T., Corp, Sick in New Orleans, Louisiana from 8 Jun Dunn, James G., Musician, On furlough from 17 May at Monterey, Mex, by order of
Lt Col Field.
Smiley, Grandison, Far. & Blacksmith, On furlough from 17 May at Monterey, Mex,
by order of Lt Col Field.


GARRARD CO, KY MARRIAGES=

SALLY SELLERS/WILLIAM ELDER 1-23-1826
REBECCAH SELLERS/JOHN F. SELLERS 7-24-1817
JOHN SELLERS/NANCY ALVERSON 3-31-1817
JOHN SELLERS/POLLY BEAUMONT 9-19-1837
JOHN SELLERS/TAWNY BROWN 2-18-1821
SAMUEL SELLERS/SALLY ELLIS 3-2-1799
JOHN FINLEY/POLLY ALBAUGH 10-14-1818
JOHN FINLEY/PEGGY BROWN 9-18-1805
JAMES FINNEY/SARAH HUBBARD 1-19-1798

LINCOLN CO MARRIAGES =(BEFORE 1797 GARRARD WAS LINCOLN CO, KY)
SELLERS, William            05-APR-1803     B532 BENEDICT, Catey
SELLERS, James              19-DEC-1791     C616 CRAWFORD, Mary
SELLERS, Joseph             10-JAN-1790     S562 SUMMERS, Rachel
SELLERS, Joseph             18-JAN-1790     S562 SUMMERS, Rachel
SELLERS, Nathan             16-DEC-1824     Y400 YOWELL, Mary
SELLERS, William        Crawford, Sarah     Feb 3, 1795

    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.

 


  
The 1852 Fight at the Tobacco Barn

Part of the Hill-Evans Feud

by Sandra Norris

I read three accounts of the Hill-Evans feud and found them all to be quite informative on life and attitudes in mid-1800's Garrard County. The three accounts were: The Hill-Evans Feud of Garrard County, Kentucky by Forrest Calico (unpublished), The Hill, Evans and Murphy Feud by J. J. Thompson - published 1854 and A Garrard County Tragedy by Phyllis Brown - published 2000.

The feud had been going on for several years before this fight but this was the most murderous day with five men killed and several others wounded. John Sellars and William Chrisman had aligned themselves with Dr. Hezekiah Evans and the Hills’ leader was Dr. Oliver P. Hill. No one knows the real cause of the feud which may be as simple as jealousy between two doctors. My interest lies in the fact that I had two relatives that married into both sides. James Simpson, my 3rd great-uncle married Mary Jane Hill, daughter of Isaiah Hill and William Tom Evans, son of Dr. Evans, married Martha Jane Bogie who was the daughter of my 2nd great-aunt, Eliza Ray, who was the daughter of Michael Ray and Patsy Collier, my 3rd great-grandparents.

The accounts by Mr. Calico and Mr. Thompson agree that the fight at the tobacco barn was started by the Hill clan and led by Dr. O. P. Hill. The Hills were moving the John Brown household from Nina to one of their places near Scotts Fork. They had passed the barn earlier that morning where John Sellars and William Chrisman were preparing their crop for market. Both authors stated that Sellars and Chrisman had decided to leave the county and had asked for time to get their tobacco to market. Mr. Calico does say that he did not know whether this part of the story was true or not, but Mr. Thompson says it was true. Note that Mr. Thompson although related to the Hills (through the Pollards) was clearly biased toward the Evans side.

Their two accounts agree that later in the day when the Hills returned from Teatersville , after a bout of drinking at a tavern owned by William Teater, they opened fire on the tobacco barn. At this time, there were four men in the barn; John Sellars, James Alverson (uncle of John Sellars), Sam Sellars (brother of John Sellars), and William Chrisman. Sam and James had gone to the barn to warn the others of the approach of the Hills and asked them to leave. Either they did not have time to leave the barn or refused to leave on point of honor. I think it was probably the latter as John Sellars was a veteran of the Mexican War and, by all accounts, a brave man.

Both Calico and Thompson agree that the Hills fired upon the men and shot Chrisman in the bowels effectively ending his participation. Alverson was shot in the wrist and both Alverson and Sam Sellars fled the fight. Mr. Calico says that both men were unarmed which I find somewhat hard to believe as both men knew there might be a fight and it seemed to be common custom to be armed. John Sellars then shot and killed both Russ and Fred Hill. Sellars "then ran a race after Isaiah Hill around a tobacco hogshead and finally succeeded in killing him". Now it was the turn of John Sellars to face death and his end was particularily gruesome. Samuel Hill, son of Isaiah, draws his gun and shoots at Sellars and Sellars ran. John Brown shoots Sellars in the back, knocking him down to the ground. At which time, Bill Hill runs up and shoots him six times in the head. As if that wasn’t enough, John Brown stabs him in the chest, "mutilating him horribly".

Bill Hill and the others then attacked the badly wounded Chrisman. The accounts differ at this point, where Calico says Fred Hill was one of the first killed by Sellars, Thompson says Fred Hill and not Bill Hill ran to finish off Chrisman. Both accounts say that Chrisman fired and knocked Hill down. Then Chrisman was shot at such close range his clothes were set on fire and the attackers hacked his body to pieces. Thus ends the fight but not the war.

Now to the book A Garrard County Tragedy by Phyllis Brown who is a Hill descendant. This book is a romanticized portrayal of Isaiah Hill and his family and must be taken that way. The author has Isaiah deciding to move away from Garrard to Washington County on the very day of the fight and then he starts out unarmed to help move Brown saying, "Even as ornery as Hezekiah Evans is, I doubt he would fire upon women and children." His brother, Russell, conveniently gives guns to Isaiah and Isaiah’s son, Jesse. (I can’t imagine why Isaiah and Jesse don’t have their own guns.) That afternoon when approaching the barn, Russell Hill is shot from his horse so the author departs from the other two accounts by having Sellars and Chrisman become the aggressors. Ms. Brown also leaves out the drinking earlier at Teatersville and uses literary license by having four men attack a much larger party (Thompson says Hill party consisted of twenty men which is probably a stretch but the Hill party was larger). The book is well worth reading as it shows the effect of all this killing on women and children who lose their main breadwinner.

The larger question is the inability of the law to stop the attacks on both sides. No one from either side was convicted although indictments were handed down and a "trial" took place.

There are two unexplained killings that I believe were connected to the feud. Dr. Hezekiah Evans was killed October 9, 1862 and the blame was placed on the Confederate troops that were withdrawing from Perryville. This seems like a convenient coincidence to me. In December of 1864, Green Slaughter was indicted for the murder of Ab Pollard whose sister was the mother of Dr. O. P. Hill. Is it possible that Dr. Evans’ murder was believed to be instigated by Ab Pollard and then Pollard was killed by Slaughter in retaliation? Green Slaughter’s stepmother was Martha Brim whose brother, James, had sided with Dr. Evans. The questions continue.
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JOHN SELLERS

Birth:  1818
Death:  1852

 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Polly Beaumont Sellers (1818 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  William Sellers (1838 - 1895)*
  Sarah Annie Sellers Storms (1840 - 1922)*
  Herod Sellers (1844 - 1866)*
  James L. Sellers (1848 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beaumont Cemetery
Buckeye
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
 
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POLLY BEAUMONT SELLERS

Birth:  1818
Buckeye
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
Death:  1848
Buckeye
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA

Polly Beaumont was the youngest daughter of William Beaumont and Susan Beaumont. She was born in Buckeye, Kentucky in 1818. She was a sister to Lindsey, Wesley, James, William Jr., Herod, Malinda (Ray) and Sallie (Ray). Polly married John Sellers September 19, 1837. They had four children; William, Herod, Sarah (Storms) and finally James. John Sellers was a sergeant in the Mexican-American War (Company A, 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry). Polly was only 30 when she died in 1848. In 1852 her husband John became involved in the Hill-Evans Feud. John was killed during the gunfight known as the Scott's Fork Tragedy. He is buried next to his wife Polly.

With both parents deceased, the youngest children, Sarah Sellers and her brother James, were raised by John's mother Nancy (Alverson). In April 16, 1858 Sarah married Robert H.Storms and later moved to Center Point, Texas, taking younger brother James with them. James Sellers would become a Texas Ranger. Son William Sellers, a Republican, represented Garrard County in the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1871 and 1873 and was an advocate for the civil right of ex-slaves in Garrard County following the Civil War. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Beaumont (1778 - 1865)
  Susan Beaumont (1777 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  John Sellers (1818 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  William Sellers (1838 - 1895)*
  Sarah Annie Sellers Storms (1840 - 1922)*
  Herod Sellers (1844 - 1866)*
  James L. Sellers (1848 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beaumont Cemetery
Buckeye
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
 
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
 
Maintained by: Dale B. Smith
Originally Created by: Kandy Back Agee
Record added: Jul 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54502994




Sellers, Herod 70248496 b. May 13, 1844 d. Apr. 6, 1866 Lancaster Cemetery Lancaster Garrard County Kentucky, USA

Sellers, William 70793648 b. 1838 d. Dec. 5, 1895 Lancaster Cemetery Lancaster Garrard County Kentucky, USA