MASON CO, KY (made in 1789 from BOURBON Co, KY)
Bourbon County was formed from Fayette County, Kentucky in 1786.
Fayette County was formed from Kentucky County, Virginia in 1780.
At the time Fayette County was formed it was one of the original three counties
covering the entire state of Kentucky, now divided into 120 counties.
NOW it lays next to
Washington,ONE TIME COUNTY SEAT OF mASON cO,kY was built at Wm Wood and Arthur Fox's fort,near Simon Kenton's. Baptist Rev Wm Wood was last from Washington Co,Pa's Pidgeon Creek.
MCDANIELS in Mason Co, KY
10-6-1789 Nancy SELLERS married Laban RECORDS, bondsman, Isaac SELLERS, witness, Robert RANKIN
MILLY PRATHER married 1812 Mason Co,KY THOMAS A. REEDER
SIMON REEDER married Elizabeth BOONE 1795 Mason Co,Ky
MASON CO, KY (made in 1789 from BOURBON Co, KY)
HARRISON CO, KY (made in 1794 from Bourbon,Scott
from ROBERT SOLLARS
1792 TAX LIST=
Elizabeth SOLARS - NO males over 16
Samuel SELLERS, over 21
1793 TAX LIST=
1794 TAX LIST=
George SELLERS, 1 male over 21 and 1 male 16-21=
Elizabeth SALLERS, 100 acres on Locust Creek=
John SULLARS, 100 acres on Lees=
Leonard SULLARS, 165 acres, Bracken watercourse in Mason Co=
7-22-1794 = John SELLERS to be exempted from county tax (old or dismented)
(Could this be our OLDEST JOHN SELLERS born before 1750? msh)
1795 TAX LIST=
John SULLARS, 1 male over 21
Leonard SULLARS, 1 male over 21 and 1 male 16-21
Michael SULLARS, 1 male over 21 and 1 male 16-21
1796 TAX LIST=
Elizabeth SULLARS, 100 acres on LOCUST
John SULLARS, 100 acres on LEES
Leonard SULLARS, 165 acres on BRACKEN
Michael SULLARS, 150 acres on BRACKEN CREEK
John SELLERS, 100 acres on LEES CREEK
1800 MASON CO, KY
John SELLERS, 89 acres on LEES CREEK
JONAS POWERS, TAX LIST
WOODS=ALLEN, AMOS,ANDRW,AQUILLLA,BENJAMIN,CHARLOTTE, DAVID,ELI,GEORGE, MOSES
1795 CAMPBELL CO made from MASON/HARRISON/SCOTT
1798 FLEMING CO made from MASON CO
1800 FLOYD CO made from MASON CO/FLEMING/MONTGOMERY
1800 NICHOLAS county made from MASON and BOURBON
1804GREENUP CO made from MASON CO
1807 LEWIS CO made from MASON CO
1810 thru 1860 MASON CO, KY=Check Above Counties for names= and remariages =
NO SELLERS on census
THOMAS WATERS 40, PAGE 125
MARY A. 9
JAMES 44, yes
next OR with
JOHN LAWLER 22, JOHN WHALING 24, MICHAEL DULIN 30
HARRIET HUPHREYS, 59 FEMALE, MARRIED, WIFE OF A FARMER, DAU OF JOSEPHUS & -------WATERS, DIED APR 27, 1855 , DISEASE OF STOMACH
ELIZABETH WARD, 84 WHITE FEMALE, WIDOW OF FORMER SHERIFF, DIED AUG 30,1859, OLD AGE, DAU OG JOSEPHUS AND MARGARET WATERS, B.MARYLAND
In Lexington, on the 25th inst. at the residence of
the bride's brother-in-law, Jerome Sellers, Alexander
H. Gratz, of that city, to Miss Birdie V. Ogden.
(do we have his CW file on another page?msh)
Annie Sellers Fern Leaf, Mason, Kentucky abt 1875 Kentucky White Wife
George Sellers Fern Leaf, Mason, Kentucky abt 1899 Kentucky White Son
Hayden Sellers Fern Leaf, Mason, Kentucky abt 1869 Kentucky White Head
Nettie Sellers Fern Leaf, Mason, Kentucky abt 1898 Kentucky White Daughter
Willie Sellers Fern Leaf, Mason, Kentucky abt 1895 Kentucky White Son
Anderson Selles Magisterial District 8, Mason, Kentucky abt 1874 Kentucky White
Brother (ck BuncombeNC,Georgia)
Annie M Selles Magisterial District 8, Mason, Kentucky abt 1881 Kentucky White Wife
Vergil Selles Magisterial District 8, Mason, Kentucky abt 1872 Kentucky White Head
Mary Sellers Dieterich Pct, Mason, KY abt 1901 Kentucky White Female
William Sellers 1-Wd Maysville, Mason, KY abt 1841 Ohio White Male
G H Sellars 8-Dist, Mason, KY abt 1844 Kentucky White Male
Virgil Sellars 8-Dist, Mason, KY abt 1872 Kentucky White Male
FROM : SHERRY
HJZM01A@prodigy.com ( SHERRY MAZZETTI
MASONCOUNTY TAXPAYERS 1790-1799 prepared by TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach FL.
Keller, John 1791
Sellers, John 1793, 1797
Sellers, Leonard 1793
Sellers, Samuel 1792
McDaniered, Francis 1793
McDanell, Willie 1793
McDaniel, Joseph 1794, 1795
McDaniel, Valentine 1791, 1792, 1794, 1795
McDaniel, William 1791, 1792, 1794, 1795
McDaniel, William Sr. 1791, 1792
McDaniel, William Sr.? 1791
McDanil, Francis 1799
McDannel, Elizabeth 1799
McDanold, Thomas 1796
McDanold, William 1796
McDonald, Alexander 1795
McDonald, Joseph 1793
McDonald, Valentine 1791, 1793
McDonald, William 1793
McDonnold, James 1799
McDonnold, Michel 1799
[Note-some of the book orderings seem strange, so it is best to go
not the book they appear in. First name(s) are sellers of land. Last name
is buyer of land.]
Book B-21 Sep 1799
Lewis Craig and Elizabeth his wife of Mason Co and Leonard Sullars
Bracken Co KY
Sale of land in Bracken Co; part of the Survey of Joseph Mullin,
James Blasinga [sic Blasingame] and John Boyd land.
Wt: Thomas Tureman, Whitfield Craig, Lew Craig, Jr. and John Craig
J.P.'s : Rowland Thomas, John Thomas for R o D [right of dower]
Clerk: John Chambers
Book C-13 Dec 1795
Philemon Thomas and Mary his wife of Mason Co and Nicholas Kemmer
of Mason Co
Sale of 190 acres Mason Co land for 76 pounds.
Desc: Part of Tabbs Survey, adjoining land of Richard Wood, Michael
Sullers, Lewis Craig, the heirs of May, Georg [sic George] Fee and Marsh.
Wt.: Whitfield Craig, Daniel Cook, Michael Zoltno
Clerk" Thomas Marshall Jr.
[Germantown founded on Philemon Thomas' land. John Tabb and John
May had at
least two 1786 surveys together totaling 15000 acres on Hinkston's fork of
the Licking River.]
Book D-25 Dec 1797
William Gates and Elizabeth his wife of Mason Co and John Sullers
of Mason Co
Sale of land in Mason Co
Desc: Being part of William Kanady Survey; bound by John Dunlavy
Clerk: Thomas Marshall Jr.
Book D-26 Dec 1797
William Gates and Elizabeth his wife, and Lewis Craig and Elizabeth
wife, all of Mason Co and James Jones of Mason Co
Sale of land in Mason Co
Desc: Part of William Kanady Survey, and bounded by John Sellars
Clerk: Thomas Marshall, Jr.
Book Ac-Lewis Craig and Elizabeth his wife of Mason Co and David
Sale of 357 acres of land in Bracken Co on Bracken Creek for $1100
Desc: Part of the patent land on John Tabb's 18,000 acres; adjoining
Hawkins, James Ambroce, ___ McDaniel and James Thompson [This is Mack
Clerk: Francis Taylor
Book Ac-7 Aug 1804
Lewis Craig and wife of Mason Co and James Thompson of Bracken Co Ky
Sale of 80 acres Bracken Co land
Desc: Part of John Tebbs [sic Tabb's] Survey; adjoining Philemon
McDaniel [presumably Mack], and Pollacks line.
Wt: Joseph Briggs
Clerk: Joseph Briggs
Book J-26 July 1807
John Sellers and Elizabeth his wife of Mason co and Thomas Linsey
Sale of Mason Co land
Desc: Part of William Kanady's Survey-and bounded by Reuben Thompson,
Jones, William Gates land.
Clerk: Thomas Marshall, who also obtained R o D from Elizabeth Sellers
Book L-11 Sep 1809
Thomas Marshall, Clerk of Mason Co Court and Samuel Lucas of Mason Co
Apprenticeship of Charles McFadden for five years. Lucas to teach
the art and trade of a Saddler.
Clerk" Thomas Marshall
[I note that a Samuel Lucas appears in the family of Philip Sellers,
[Note that there are a couple of sales involving John McDaniel and
McDaniel in Mason County. These are McDaniels who are related to
Carringtons and may be related to us, but I don't know if/how as yet. I am
not copying them here.
There are some additional records to follow. Will type them as I can.
HERMON - Thanks, wouldn't it be nice to have a map showing these
SELLERS. I found a ? map at first try = this was just Pisgah Ridge. If I
in another name, would probably get another type map?
But, I'll bet there are better ones! marie, iowa
HERMON B FAGLEY wrote:
There is a paperback book,of 30 years ago, easily available.
or hard back in a library,by Allen Eckart,called ' The Frontiersman"
which is about Simon Kenton,who had the 1st fort in Mason Co,KY.
Nearby grew the village of Washington,Ky,the 1st county seat. And 4 miles
of it,on the Ohio River, grew Maysville,the 2nd county seat,and once
If one wanted to pinpoint Leonard Sellers,and had a Ky map,he was between
Augusta and Dover, near the river. Whether in a river
bottom,or up a
mile long hill
I know not. And if one had only an Ohio Map, just across the river south
Higginsport,Oh would be roughly correct. I have worked a few days,on the
Ohio River hill, just north of Higginsport. and most likely
seen his cabin
site,if I knew to look,just across the river. Augusta was in view,but not
To the n e of where I workrd,across WHITE OAK creek valley, were some of
the hill-top farms
connected with the Sellers in Ohio. And a couple miles further
Creek valley,were even more,including Pisgah Ridge. I'LL GUESS ,IN "Brown
co Ohio Soil Surveys"
I have a single aerial photo showing all my wife's Sellers locations,,in
both states,for the
photo's show both sides of the Ohio River.
> All info I have found states that Josephus WATERS was born
at "Water's Lotte," Ann Arundel Co MD to John Waters, Sr. and Mary Ijams (I
think Iams). Think IAMS appear in Leckey's TEN MILE COUNTRY, but I haven't
checked for connection. He married Margaret Lansdale (maybe 2nd a Mary
Keech) and died in Apr 1837 in Mason Co KY. None of his descendants appear
to be directly connected to SELLERS that I can find, but I don't know that
have a complete list of his children. I did find one or two familiar
surnames among his descendants, but it is probably just coincidence. Don't
know which WATERS married daughter of Leonard Sellers.
LEONARD SELLERS daughter in will of 1823 is SALLY WATERS, deceased-
BUT, we don't know Where She lived or KIDS lived now in 1823?
This is When I wondered, if we have WATERS back in Greene/Wash Co, PA?
DO WE have the early WATERS marriages posted with BONDSMENS, etc =
LEONARD SELLERS died /will 1823 probably isn't the one on our
is he living with someone OR is Somewhere Else?
LEONARD SELLERS on 1820 BRACKEN CO, KY census = POSSIBLE = WE Need someone
to REREAD /RECHECK these AGES.
THANKS, marie, iowa
BILL, our MASON CO, KY web page (believe this is what HERMON wanted
NOT a Lot of Info on there - But, Links that will take you to other
in this area, that maybe shows some of the descriptions of land HERMON has
shared with us.
WE have posted CHURCH info in the past to these areas - But,
we have a page for Same. Very Important! Mind was on film and only
extracted SELLERS = Didn't Know All these other names then! marie, iowa
HERMON B FAGLEY wrote:
> Well,we often talk the Mason-Bracken like re Fee's,Sellers,Buchanan's
> Feagans, et al
> The church n of Lyons was White Oak Presbyterian,Rev John Evans
> Finley,who had,and lived
> on Lawrence Creek,Mason,where he had a church. Fagg's Manor, very s
> Chester Co,Pa
> had been his church n of the Md-Del line. We have a Fee owning
> speculation land on
> Boat Run. Lyons,Levanna,even Ripley,were in Clermont,not Adams1800-l
> 1818,but Hamilton
> Co,with a courthouse so far away,in 1799-Cincinnati..Some of RevFinley'
> marriages are in the
> Ky Papers ,of Lyman Draper,at the Wisc State Library. And some of his
> Bob Lyons,who I met once about 1956,was a Georgetown Insurance agent.
> Long time.
> Maybe big,soft,light man. Original Lyons m a Brown.
> Marie,or Sherry,give bill a link to the Sellers web page
> Lee's Creek Fort,of Arthur Fox,was at Dover,KY [NOT LEE'S FORT]
> Jeremiah Washburn,then Josephus Waters ran an 1800 ferry to west of
> Neighborhoof of 100 families from Greene-Washington-Fayette Co,sw Pa.
> Finley's Sr preached at East and West Notingham Ptrsbyterian, Cecil
> Md-Chester Pa line.
> On Tue, 07 Nov 2000 12:02:44 -0600 Bill Archerd
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Hi Herm,
> > I voted and my "I voted" sticker blew away in the wind.
> > Do you remember our discussion of Indian Run and whether it was in
> > Mason
> > County or the part of Mason County that became Lewis County? Well,
> > I am
> > pretty sure now that it is just west of Dover in Mason County.
> > Background info: John Archerd married Mary McMichael in December
> > 1799.
> > Only "evidence" of the location is hearsay information included in
> > 1911
> > family history, saying the marriage was in Brown County, Ohio. In
> > 1799
> > this would be Adams or Hamilton County. Why were they married in
> > Ohio
> > [VA. Mil. Dist.]?
> > Mary's mother was Margaret McMichael, a widow in 1799, in Mason
> > County,
> > Kentucky, with tax records showing her living on 60 acres, which
> > according to an 1802 deed were on the banks of Indian Run a
> > tributary of
> > the Ohio. I just learned from the Mason County Museum that this
> > same
> > property, when conveyed to a Henry Tabb in 1856, was conveyed by a
> > deed
> > that said the land was near the Dover-Minerva Turnpike. The Museum
> > said
> > they consulted with the County Property Evaluator and agreed that
> > this
> > land is just west of Dover near the creek now called Indian Creek.
> > This
> > Creek is very near the border with Bracken County. It flows
> > directly
> > into the Ohio. Note how close the McMichael "plantation" on Indian
> > Run
> > is to Pleasant Township, now Brown County, across the Ohio.
> > Who lived in Pleasant Township? None other than William Lyon near
> > Lyons
> > Ridge which is 5+ miles south of Georgetown.
> > Who is William Lyon and why is he important? Well, I have a lot of
> > evidence that says that Margaret McMichael's maiden name was Lyon.
> > I
> > strongly suspect William and Margaret to be siblings.
> > I speculate that John Archerd married Mary McMichael on the William
> > Lyon
> > farm, both to avoid the Kentucky license and bonding requirements
> > and
> > expense and maybe more importantly to allow William Lyon, her uncle,
> > to
> > give her away.
> > Did Rev. McNemar marry them on the farm? Had they already become
> > involved in the Cabin Creek church? Or the Eagle Creek church in
> > Adams
> > County? Or just in general with McNemar wherever he was? Maybe
> > not
> > at all because they seem not to have been of the McNemar persuasion,
> > if
> > we look at what John was like later? [There is no locatable
> > marriage
> > record.]
> > I had long thought that Archerd and wife lived on the Margaret
> > McMichael
> > plantation on Indian Run until they bought their Monroe Township
> > Clermont County land in Dec. 1811 [about the time of Margaret's
> > death]
> > from one of the Fee's who lived in Bracken County.
> > Why did they live on the plantation but yet have the connections
> > with
> > Cabin Creek? I can't explain that and it may shoot a big hole in my
> > "living on the plantation" theory. Would Archerd and wife travel as
> > far
> > as Cabin Creek to go to church? Would Archerd work on a Cabin Creek
> > area road crew if he didn't live there? Any comments?
> > Cheers! Bill A.
November 16 1881
Description: Marriage and Death Notices
In Lexington, on the 25th inst. at the residence of
the bride's brother-in-law, Jerome Sellers, Alexander
H. Gratz, of that city, to Miss Birdie V. Ogden.========================
I hope this is helpful in clearing up who is who in the Isaac Sollers/Sollars/Sellers surnames. If not, let me know:
Isaac Sollers/Sollars of whom I relate is from the John Sollers of Maryland line. His elder son, Samuel Sollers returned to the Pittsburg area for a time then in 1808 moved to that part of Ross County, Ohio to that part which became Fayette County, Ohio. My ancestor Ignatius Sollars (c1769-1833) and family were already in Deerfield Twp., Ross Co., Ohio at this time having moved there in 1799 from Frederick Co., VA.
Isaac Sollers’ younger son went from Mason Co., KY to Concordia Parish, Louisiana and married a lady named Patsy, had several children and in the early 1830s having lost his wife, brought his children to Clermont Co., OH where he died March 1830 (or 8 Nov 1830). His nephew, John Sollars, son of Samuel, helped in settling Isaac’s estate and brought his children to Fayette Co., OH to his father’s place on Paint Creek.
What I find interesting is that Isaac Sollers and descendants maintained the SollErs spelling of the surname where the elder brother Samuel Sollers changed the name to the SollArs. I tend to think that the fact Ignatius Sollars and family had already been in the area 8 to 9 years, the Sollars spelling influenced the spelling of Sam Sollers’ surname change to Sollars.
Spencer Records "Memoirs" Indiana Historical Society - Draper Papers:
Traces the history of the Finches (Emma Finch married Charles Sollars, son of Allen, son of Samuel). They were first settlers in Washington, KY. Isaac Sollers moved there in 1784. Speculation perhaps but I believe Isaac rode with Spencer and Labon Records on many of the raids from there which are described in Records' Memoirs.
Isaac was killed by Indians while out hunting. He was found by a search party headed up by Spencer Records and Isaac's son-in-law, Laban Records. He was buried in a the hollow left where a tree had been uprooted and blown over in an earlier storm:
1789 - THE DEATH OF ISAAC SOLLARS (December 1789) related is "Memoirs of Spencer Records:
Isaac Sollars and family was residing in Washington, Mason Co., KY. On or about the 1st Day of December 1789, he set out on a hunt from which he would never return. An account of his death was recorded in the Memoirs of Spencer Record of the Ohio Valley Frontier 1766-1795. (This is printed in the Indiana Magazine of History, December 1959 - Volume LV, Number 4, published quarterly by the Indiana Historical Society, State Library and Historical Building, Indianapolis, Indiana): About the first of December of this year (1789), Isaac Sellers my brother Laban's father in law, set out to hunt and took his mulatto boy, two horses and a dog with him. Overstaying his time, his wife got uneasy thinking that something had happened to him. Shortly after his dog came home and then we were satisfied that he had been slain by Indians.
My brother Laban, John Hughey and myself set out to hunt for him. The first day we searched on the waters of Locust Creek. The next morning we crossed the dividing ridge and fell on a small branch of the North Fork of Licking. Going up it we soon found his camp where he was lying killed and scalped; his boy and horses taken off. He was lying at the camp on his face, stripped and naked. There was a large log within ten feet from the camp; they (the Indians) had slipped up in (the) night behind the log and when he was kindling his fire in the morning, sprung from the log on him and stuck him in the throat like sticking a hog. This we ascertained was the case as we saw where they had lain behind the log. He had put some small sticks on his fire which had burned a small hole in the middle and went out
We carried him about a hundred yards to where a big tree had blown up and made a deep hole. We laid him in the hole, covered him with a blanket and cut down all the dirt we could with our tomahawks on the body. We then placed a large heap of logs over it to prevent the wolves from getting at it, and then returned home."
Isaac Sollars was but 40 years of age at the time of his death. Records clearly show he was an enterprising man and would most certainly have accomplished a great deal more in life had that life not been taken from him all too early.
1790 - ISAAC SOLLERS, ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF January Court of 1790
(Order Book page 48, WASHINGTON, MASON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
At a Court held for Mason Co, KY at the house of ROBERT RANKINS in the Town of Washington on Tuesday the 26th day of January 1790 - Present: HENRY LEE, ALEXANDER D. ORR, ARTHUR FOX and WILLIAM LAMB Gentlemen Justices.
Upon motion of ELIZABETH SOLLERS who took the oath prescribed by law administration of the Estate of ISAAC SOLLERS is granted her and Certificate to obtain letters of administration thereof in due form giving security whereupon she together with JOSIAH RECORDS and LABON RECORDS her securities entered into and acknowledge bond in the penalty of four hundred pounds continued as the law directs.
GUARDIANSHIP OF THE CHILDREN OF ISAAC SOLLARS: MARY SOLLARS orphan of ISAAC SOLLARS deceased came into Court and being over age fourteen years made choice of ELIZABETH SOLLARS as her guardian who being approved of together with JOHN MACHICAN and THOMAS LOUNSDALE her securities entered into and acknowledge bond in the penalty of five hundred pounds conditioned as the law directs.
ELIZABETH SOLLARS is appointed guardian to RUTH, ELEANOR, SAMUEL, ISAAC and ELIZABETH SOLLARS, infant orphans of ISAAC SOLLARS deceased who with the same securities as above.
Robert C. Sollars
4715 Center Way
Eugene, OR 97405
Isaac Sollers sp? was killed by Indians about the middle of modern Bracken Co,Ky
about 20-25 miles west of Washington,Mason Co,Ky,and west of where a Sellers family would
pioneer between Dover,Mason Co,Ky and Augusta,Bracken Co,Ky.
The creeks are Limestone entering the Ohio at e.Maysville,Mason Co,Ky
Lawrence creek draining south of Maysville,including Washington,Ky and it's early forts.
Lee's Creek,entering at Arthur Fox's Lee's Creel Station [which is not Henry Lee's Lee's Station.
Indian Run,in very NE Bracken Co,Ky,where the McMichel's and [?] Sellers lived.
I think 3 little creeks empty into the Ohio at the big bottom at Augusta. 2 Bracken Creeks,and a
Locust Creek enters opisite the Clermont Co-Brown Co,Ohio line,and would be known for the
Locust Creek Anti-Slavery Baptist Assn-Rev Thompson,et al
Snag Creek enters at the 1960era high rise Ohio River dam or east of Neville,Clermont Co,Ohio
Stepstone Creek is the division of NW Bracken Co,Ky and NE Pendleton Co,Ky at the huge limestone mine dug at Carntown,Ky,where my George rown lived 1798-1802.
12 Mile Creek oppisite New Richmond,Ohio-Campbell Co,Ky.
For sure,Isaac was camped near a salt deer liock,likely on what Ohio calls the Bullskin Trace