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McCreary County, Kentucky; 1930 Census http://www.pastseeker.com/mccreary/misc/censusbk.shtml
FROM SHERRI HALL
Sherri Hall [email@example.com]
John Riley Sellers, 1925, Boyle & McCreary Co.
NOTE: This was originally published in 1925, and reprinted by the McCreary
County Record on October 16, 1975.
December 17, 1925
One of the best-beloved and well-known characters of this part of the
Kentucky mountains has crossed the frontier of the stars, and his going is
greatly lamented throughout McCreary. We refer to Uncle Riley Sellers, who
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nickles, at Danville, last Friday,
at the ripe old age of 94. His death was due to the ravages of old age.
Uncle Riley, as he was familiarly known, came into this part of the
country from North Carolina, back in the 40s, and settled with his family
on a little farm located where the R.W. Henderson home in Stearns now
stands. His sons and grandsons accompanied him with their families, and
they formed a little settlement which they named "Hemlock" and which in the
early years of the twentieth century became the town of Stearns.
His son, Bailey, his grandson, Lemuel, and his great-grandson,
Jefferson, all settled in this section and became a factor for good in the
Uncle Riley was a source of much information on early days in the
mountains, and his passing takes away another link with the haloed past.
Thomas Sellers, chief time keeper for the Stearns Company, is the son
of Jefferson Sellers, and great-grandson of Uncle Riley.
Interment took place at the Pine Knot Cemetery on Sunday and a large
attendance was on the ground to pay their respects to one of our pioneer
While his age made his death an expected possibility, the loss to the
family is great and they have the sincere sympathy of the entire section in
their dark hour.
NOTE: The daughter refered to above is GENETTA "NETTIE" SELLERS, who
married BAL WRIGHT NICHOLS. Her name was misspelled in the obit, and I
copied it as written.
Flat Rock Cemetery is located at Flat Rock, Kentucky in McCrary County.
betty colter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Flatrock (Old) #1
BROCKMAN, Agnes Jane 5 Mar 1926 12 Oct 1955
COFFEY, James 1790 1870 or 1880?
COFFEY, Lora 19 Feb 1915 26 July 1915
COMBS, Robert E. 19 July 1892 16 Oct 1892 Son of C.C. Combs & Molly
C. M. M. De & June 5 1849
FERRELL, Dan'l No dates WAR MEMORIAL Co. F 32nd Ky Inf.
FLINN, Stella 24 July 1898 10 Apr 1900 Dau of G.B. & M. Flinn
KEITH, ______ 10 Apr 1927 12 Apr 1927 Inf. of C. H. * Roxie Keith
KEITH, Elsie M. no dates "Age 1 year 1 month 2 days old"
KEITH, F. Justine (no dates) "Age 5 days old"
KEITH, H. L. 1933 1922 (reversed for birth & death dates)
KEITH, J. Lowell (no dates) "Age 7 months 15 days old"
KEITH, Paul "Age 5 months 5 days old"
LANE, John H. 1 Apr 1878 20 Jan 1932 (masonic symbol)
ROBERTS, Elisha T. 14 Oct 1855 10 March 1925
ROSS, Jewell 25 Mar 1930 20 Feb 1931 Dau of Edgar & Nellie Ross
SELLERS, J. M. 9 Dec 1850 15 Sept 1938
SELLERS, Lewis E. 1889 1969
SELLERS, Steve 1894 1974
STRUNK, Joel 5-5-18 9-21-1961
STRUNK, Lewis G. 7 May 1871 9 Feb 1944
STRUNK, Martha E. 14 March 1846 16 Mar 1906
STRUNK, Nancy E. 3 May 1886 16 Sept 1892
SULLET, A. 18_____?
UNDERWOOD, Charles, Jr. 1926 1933
VANOVER, A. L. 18 May 1855 9 Jan 1929 ossw: N. N.
VANOVER, N. B. 6 Jan 1857 30 Dec 1933
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> They Passed This Way
> "Forget me not when the golden sun is sinking and your mind
> from troubles free.
> When of others you are thinking, Will you sometimes think of
> ......Author Unknown
> Martha Sellers was born Sept. 29, 1888, deceased this life September
> 28, 1955. She was married to Neal Roberts in the year 1911, and to
> this union was born three boys, Barnie, Cincinnati; Ralph, Marshes
> Siding; Lawrence Roberts, Newton, Ohio; one daughter, Claire May
> Roberts, who preceeded her in death several years ago. Later she was
> married to Nelson Seller in the year of 1934. She joined the Baptist
> Church in early life and lived a devoted Christian mother and wife
> until death. She leaves a husband and three boys, four grandchildren,
> and two great grandchildren, seven brothers, five sisters, and a host
> of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing, but we believe
> our loss is her eternal gain. From South Fork Association books,
> contributed by Mary Ann Hale.
> Steve Sellers , 79, Whitley City, died Feb. 10 , at Somerset
> City Hospital, terminating a prolonged illness. He was born in
> McCreary Co. March 15, 1894, and was a son of John Sellers and Sarah
> (Strunk) Sellers, both deceased. Funeral services were Feb. 12 in the
> Beulah Heights Church of God with Rev. Ernest Perry officiating.
> Burial was in Flat Rock Cemetery with McCreary County Funeral Home in
> charge of arrangements.
Mc Creary Co. Ky Pensions
Subject: Pension of James G. Dick
Surname: Dick, Sellers
James G. Dick was in the Civil War . He applied on 23rd of July, 1890 in
the County of Pulaski , KY. His papers state he was a Captain , Co H, l
Regiment, Kentucky Calvary. Appeared on the muster roll of Camp Nelson,
He was , also, at Camp Dick Robinson.His promotion to Captain was Feb.
1, 1864. He furnished his own horses. At date of pension, he was 60 years
old; 5ft.8in. light complexion, black hair, eyes blue. He had a gunshot
wound on the left side of his head from the service. And, his leg was
by the horse when falling plus other injuries. He died the 3 December 1894.
His wife was Sarah E. Sellers.
They were married 28 March, 1878 in Pulaski County.
Children: Genetta Jane, Mary Florence, Mattie, and Tilitha.These were the
names given, plus, there was a record of a daughter, Mollie Cowan, too.
James Granville Dick is buried in McCreary County.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Karen T)
Thank you Rosemary! James was my great grandfather. His
Tilitha (Litha) was my grandmother and she married Henry Trimble "Bud"
Wallace. Their son Larrie was my father.
My father wrote a list which stated that
James and Sarah's daughter Mary Florence is actually "Molly" who
married a Cowan.
I have that James and Sarah are buried in Carter Cemetery. Is that
McCreary Co? Or do I possibly have the wrong cemetery? I would like to
visit there this summer.
How are you related to James?
Would you know anything about Sarah Elizabeth Sellers?
Karen Wallace Thamann
"Sherri Hall" <email@example.com
*** 1920 MCCREARY COUNTY, KY CENSUS:*** (Bits and Pieces)
Precinct 1, Pine Knot (18 Jan 1900)
Household 30: HUNLEY, MANASEY (?)
hd m w
62 m Ky Grist Mill
SARAH E. wf fe w 62 m Ky
SELLORS, RILEY bdr m w 83 w KY
Household 48: SELLERS, MARY
hd fe w
60 w Ky None
ROSA dau fe w 27 s KY
OSCAR grson m w 15 s KY
LEE grson m w 8 s Tenn
MARTHEY grdau fe w 4 s KY
Precinct 3, Whitley City
Household 34: ROBERTS, JAMES C.
hd 50 KYNCKY
SARAH A. wf 45 KYKYKY ***(This is SARAH ABIGAIL SELLERS)
STELLA L. dau 24 KY Teacher, grade school
BULA J. dau 17 KY
PORTER C. son 14 KY
PAULINE dau 13 KY
Household 80: SILLERS, SARAH
hd 60 KYKYKY
STEAPHEN son 24 KY Labor, lumber mill
FRANK son 22 KY Labor, lumber mill
FLORENCE dau 14 KY
Household 164: SELLERS,
KYKYKY Truck farmer
MARY ELLA wf 41 KY
ALICE dau 18 KY
DOREY dau 14 KY
LIZZIE dau 12 KY
LUCIE dau 9 KY
Whitehead Precinct #15
Alum Creek Road
Household 1: KEITH,
hd 33 KYKYKY Gen
LIZZIE wf 40 KYKYKY
SELLERS, LUCY A. mil 84 KYKYKY
***(This is LUCY ANN CARRIGAN SELLERS, widow of BAILEY SELLERS)
Household 2: SELLERS,
hd 51 KYKYKY General
FANNIE wf 39 KYVAKY
LENIE dau 18 KYKYKY Teacher, common school
JEFFIE son 15 KYKYKY Farm Labor, home
AGUSTUS son 12 KYKYKY Farm Labor, home
CALEB son 9 KYKYKY
CARRIE LEE dau 6 KYKYKY
PHILLIP son 2 10/12 KYKYKY
Cowhorn Creek Road
Household 63: SELLERS,
KYKYKY Gen. Farmer
TAMY wf 26 KYKYKY
LONNIE dau 7 KYKYKY
LULA dau 5 2/12 KYKYKY
DEWY son 2 10/12 KYKYKY
Cumberland Falls Village:
Household 47: ERSKINE, DAVISON
OHOHOH Store Keeper
MINNIE A. mo 53 wid OHNYNY
SELLERS, AVA bdr 19 KYKYKY
Household 200: SELLERS, THOMAS
hd 26 Bookkeeper,
MCKINLEY bro 23 None
Barren Fork Precinct #4:
Household 14: WRIGHT, ROBERT
TNTNTN Operator, coal mines
SARAH M. wf 36 KYKYKY
MINNIE D. dau 14 KYTNKY
PHILIP A. bro 24 TNTNTN Coal miner
TRAINHAM, MABEL E. bdr 25 KYVAKY
Bookkeeper, Coal mine office **(She married Thomas Jefferson Sellers)
Household 44: SELLERS, CHARLIE E.
sing KYKYTN Labor, Railroad
ELIZABETH mo 58 wid TNKYKY none
RAMSEY, SELMA G. nie 5 KYKYKY
Barren Fork Hilltop Street:
Household 49: SELLERS, ANTHONY W.
hd 39 KYKYKY
Tip house, coal mine
ELMIRA (?) B. wf 29 KYKYKY
West Fork Road:
Household 142: SELLERS,
KYKYKY Gen. Farmer
RUTHIE wf 55 KYKYKY
WINFRED D. son 18 KYKYKY Coal miner
ROY E. son 15 KYKYKY
Household 144: SELLERS, JOSEPH M.
KYKYKY Gen. Farmer
LUCY F. wf 52 KYKYKY
VIRGIL S. grson 19 KYKYKY Labor, R.R.
Additions and/or corrections are welcomed.
Has anyone ever heard of a shooting between John Coffey and Tinker Sellers
in the late 1800's? or William (Bill) Terry Bill was shot and killed in 1921
in McCreary County KY. Thanks Gina
I'm working on old KY Death Certificates again this morning. I just ran up on one that is for Larry Clayton Morris, date of death 5 Feb 1944 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, KY. His parents are listed as Robert K. Morris and Fannie F. Sellars (of McQueary (McCreary) County, KY. He was 11 months old, born 13 March 1943. The death certificate number is 5287, death volume 1944.
I have no clue whether you already have this posted or not, so if you do, just ignore this. If not, hopefully it might help someone.