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             SELLERS of Bucks Co., Pa

             Lorretta Sinclair <zinclair@netsense.net>

Looking for info on Sarah Sellers/Sollers.  She md Miles Harrison in
Hunterdon Co., NJ in 1731.  They were both from Bucks Co.,Pa.  They had
one
dtr, Ann who md Henry Ritchey.  They also lived in Bucks Co.  Miles
Harrison died in 1774, Sarah died abt 1790.  Sarah's father could be
Henrich Sollers, of Sellersville, Pa.

Thanks for any help.
Lorretta Sinclair



LORRETTA - Thanks - We ALL need these families =

Sarah SELLERS  born when=
married RITCHEY (need his family dates/places)
died when - WHERE
Where Kids born?
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I believe One of the Older SELLERS families lists a RITCHEY?
WE need to connect these LAND records =
WE need to connect these COUNTY census=
and CHURCH RECORDS to =
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Can You send us the County/State records on THESE PA families =
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I'll give you everything I have on Sarah Sellers who md Miles Harrison. It
isn't much.  Hope I've answered all your questions from my first query a
few days ago.

Thank you also for the information on the will.  Chester Co is not too far
from Bucks Co.  It is separated by Philadelphia County.  All three are the
original counties.  You probably already know that though.

I have the will of Miles Harrison and copied herein.  Somewhere I have a
blurb on Heinrich Sollers
of Sellersville, Bucks Co., Pa and will send a copy of that as well. I
believe it says that he came with his family in 1730.  We just made a move
from California to Rhode Island, so not only am I way behind in research,
but I don't know where most of my stuff is other than I can tell you it is
in a box *somewhere*.  So bear with me.

Please add any of this info to the website that you think pertinent.

Miles Harrison married Sarah Sellers in Hunterdon Co, NJ on 22 Jun 1731
(sce: pg 175 NJ Colonial Documents, Marriage Licenses).  The notation on
their marriage states they are both from BUCKS Co., Pa.  I have not seen
the original record (can't seem to locate the right film), so I do not
know
who was witness to this marriage.  The book I found was a typed version in
Hunterdon Co.

I do not have any dates on Sarah Sellers Harrison other than approximate
guesses based on her marriage.  Guessing she was atleast 18 would place
her
birthdate around 1713.  Her son in law Henry Ritchey and dtr Ann sold the
land of Miles Harrison in 1790, so that is when I placed her approximate
death.  Similarly for Miles Harrison, I have no birthdate, but if he was
20/21 when he married, his birthdate would be about 1710/1711.  He owned
150 acres in Bucks Co, but to date, I have been unable to find a deed for
that purchase.  I did find the following:

pg 19 of Warranties of Land in County of Bucks, Pa 1733-1889, 974.821 R2W:
by Mildred Williams and Janet Brittingham:

Harrison, Miles, 150 acres, date of survey; 3 Aug 1737

The HARRISON surname is not prevalent in Bucks Co during this timeframe.
I
don't know when Miles Harrison came to this country or if he was born
here.
 The Harrison and Sellers lines have been difficult for me.
 

Will of Miles Harrison, dtd 3 Nov 1774 and probed May 1775

In the Name of God Amen, This third day of November in the Year of our
Lord
one thousand seven hundred and seventy four, I Miles Harisson of the
Township of Nockamixon in the County of Bucks and Province of Pennsylvania
Being weak in Body, But of Sound mind And memory, and Calling to mind the
Mortality of my My body, and that it is appointed for all men Once to die,
do make and order in this my last will & Testament in the following form
and manner, That is to say, Principaly and first of all I Recomend my soul
unto the hands of God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth To be Buryed
in
a Christian like and desent manner at the Discretion of my Exr:  And
Touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to Bless me with in
this
life I do dispose of in manner and form hereinafter Expressed-

Imprimes <?> I Order and it is my will that all my lawfull debts and
funeral charges be paid.  Item I give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife
Sarah
The Third part of all my Money and Credits due or to become due after my
Decease, and the Third part of The Rents and profits of my lands, and the
Use of all my Moveable Objects and Household furniture, and To have for
liberty to live  In my Dwelling house if she sees Cause, To hold to her my
said wife all and Singular the above mentioned Bequeathments during her
Natural life and after her death To ..., Be and Remain to the Only proper
use and Behoof of My daughter, Ann Now Ann Richey and to the Children of
her body Born and further I give and Bequeath to my said Daughter and to
her Children, The Two Third pat of my money and Credits, And I do Further
Give and Devise my lands and Tennaments all and Singlar Unto my said
Daughter Ann and to her Children To them and their heirs and assigns with
the appurtenances, for Ever, subject To the Incumberances Thereon, and
Legacies Before mentioned, and I do make and Ordain Constitute and Appoint
My Beloved wife Sarah and my son-in-law Henry Ritchey my Executors of this
my last will and testament and I Do hereby Utterly, Revoke and Disanull
all
other wills Legacies and Executors By me in any ways Before Named or made
Ratifying This only To be my last will and Testament.  In witness whereof
I
have hereunto set my hand and Seal The day and year first above written--

Miles his x mark Harison

Signed Sealed published pronounced And Declared by the said Miles Harison
as his last will and Testament In the presence of Us the Subscribers

(Can't read the witnesses names)
 

Other information:

I do not have any dates on Ann Harrison Ritchey
Henry Ritchey died in 23 August 1806 at the age of 80 in Bucks Co. (sce:
Bucks County Intelligencer)  That makes his approximate birthdate 1726.
They're ch:
Ann Mary md Thomas Clark
Elizabeth md John Reasner
Mary md William Higgins (think they may have gone to Philadelphia)
Hannah md Jacob Finn (removed to Philadelphia)
Henry md Mary
Isaac md Ann
Moses md Rebecca
Jacob b Jun 1756 in Bucks Co, Pa d 19 Apr 1836 in Archer Twp, Harrison
Co.,
OH md Mary Ann
Margaret md 7 Apr 1762 in Revere, Bucks Co., Pa d 7 Nov 1845 md Jeremiah
Clark, removed to Hunterdon Co., NJ (This is my primary line for this
family)

I have found NO church records for the Harrison family in Pa, though I
still have Quaker records left to check.
I found very few records (less than 10) on the Ritchey's and they were
from
the Red Hill Presbyterian Church in Tinicum Twp, Bucks Co., Pa.

These children have been awful to trace.  Of late, I have not had the
chance to work on them more, but now that I am closer to NJ/Pa, I am
hoping
to make a trip down this summer and work on my lines.  Is there anyone on
the list working Bucks Co??  Is there other people working in Chester Co?
I would be willing to try and get records for the website when I go to Pa,
but don't want to duplicate what is already available.

Lorretta