CREEK WARS =
I found in a book on Land Deeds :
Clancy Sellars 41.3 acres Township 6 Range 10 Dec. 27, 1867
I have found no other reference to Clancy in the library.
Mary Sellars plots of land adjacent to Clancy
39.5 arcres at $1.25 an acre bought Nov. 15, 1836
and another plot 39.5 acres same price bought on Nov. 1, 1837 Township 7 North Range 10 East
This land is near an Indian reservation and town called Conehatta.
Also near town of Lake and a community called Gibbstown.
These areas are still very rural and swampy.
I looked in the Newton County Cemetery Index 17782-1995 NO Sellars.
Mississippi Marriages Early to 1825
Sarah Sellars to Theophilus Marble Jan.11, 1819 in Jefferson County
Ann Sellars to Frances Hill Sept. 15,1818 Amite County
In the Newton County & the
Civil War, a compilation
of newspaper articles and personal notes.
Feb. 1864 Sherman and 30,000 men entered 3 miles west of Conehatta and destroyed the train station at Lake. Houses and farm animals were destroyed.
In the History of Newton County from 1834 - 1894 by
A. J. Brown Chapter V titled Names of the men who first
settled in the county.
" In the Northwest part were the Ames,Bright Ammonds, ( probably the first white settler in that part of the country) and Coot and Sid Sellars." There is also a humorous story, about 2 paragraphs, about Coot Sellars hunting a bear on the Tuscalameta Creek.
I hope I didn't miss anything and this info helps you. I also double checked
the 1860 Census and did not find any Sellars.
I plan to go to the Dept. of Archive one of these days and maybe I can find more.
1840 and 1845 NEWTON CO, MS = Need Ages and Neighbors = see below
MARY SELLERS, PAGE 146 (ck 1830 Simpson Co., MS, msh)
M. K. SELLERS, 20/30 and female 20/30, NO kids
ELIAS GOODSON (Where 1830?
A. S. SELLERS, PAGE 146, NO TWN = male 15/20 and no females or kids(1820/25,msh)ck Williamson Co., TX
WM DAVIDSON 60/70
MATHEW COOK SR, 50/60
SHADROCK JONES 60/70
Census 1840 Newton Co. shows:
males under 5 - 1 = 1835/40
males 10-15 -1 = 1825/30
females 5 and under 10 - 2 (1830/35, msh)
females 10 and under 15 - 2
females 40 and under 50 - 1 (1790/1800,msh)
1 employed in agriculture
M. K. Sellars -
males 20 to 30 - 1 (1810/1820,msh)
females 20 to 30- 1
employed - 0
AS Sellars - males 20 to 30 - 1
(1810/20,msh) ck Williamson Co., TX
1 employed in agriculture
MATHEW SELLERS 34M TN? FARMER, NO LAND? (can't read), PAGE 157, NO
DELILAH? 27 MS
JAMES 9 MS (ca1841,msh)
MATILDA 6 MS
SAMUEL 4 MS (ca1846,msh)
MARGARET 1, TN?
ANY MARRIAGES ON THESE KIDS?
WHERE IN 1860?
MARY SELLERS married 1854 CLARKE CO, MS JOSEPH PICKETT
GEORGIA SELLERS married 1881 CLARK CO, ,MS J.J. EVERETT
Matthew Sellars male 34 farmer born in Louisiana
(ck St.Landry Parish per j_yellott)and Copiah,Ms,msh
Delilah female 27 born in Mississippi
James male 9 Mississippi (ca1841,msh)
Matilda female 6 "
Samuel male 4 " (ca1846,msh)
Margaret female 2 "
Mary Sellars female 57 farmer worth $160.00 born
in South Carolina
Serepa - ? female 37 "
Eliza female 23 "
Amanda female 21 "
Melia ? female 18 "
Adeline female 16 Mississippi
Benjamin male 13 " (ck Williamson Co., TX??)
1860 NEWTON CO, MS
Mary Tellers Newton, MS 75 abt 1785 South Carolina Female =
Alexandrew Merser 24 Ireland
Sarah Merser 23 Ireland
Margret Merser 11.12 MS
Mary Tellers 75 SC
Clarissa Tellers 40 SC (ca1820) WHERE 1870?
Melisse Tellers 25 MS (ca1835)
Adline Tellers 23 MS
CIVIL WAR =
1870 NEWTON CO, MS
= CHECK land made from these counties and counties next door, msh
Sellers, Dock 21 Apr 1891 W Old Hickory MS Smith MS (where 1900?msh)
Sellers, Dock 21 Apr 1891 W lives in Mt. Olive MS Smith MS
Hi Kaaran, My great-great grandmother was Minerva Parker Collins(1850/1925),daughter
of Dr.Jesse S Parker & Gemima of Newton co,Ms.She was a Sister to Lillie
Parker Sellers(w/o James Norvell Sellers),wife to Prentise Powhaten Collins(1850/1937).
There was other siblings too.
Minerva's daughter Sallie Landry Boyce is buried by her,so is Sallies first
husband Roy Landry(died car wreck).Can you help with any info? Sheila
I live in Union, Ms. ( Newton County) I will go to our local
library and see if I can clarify any of this information. Let me know if you
want anything else
Message Board Post:
I have been reading some old posts about this family and thought I would put this info on this list. My husband is descended from the M.K Sellers on the 1840-50 Newton Co. census ,the 1860 Copiah Co. Ms census and the 1870 St.Landry Parish census his name is Mathew Kindrick Sellers born 1816-18.Near him on the census was Mary Sellers and A.S.Sellers age 15-20.Mary ,I believe moved from Simpson Co Ms to Newton.I recently saw in an old account book of James Ellis who owned a boarding ,stable store ect 1838 entries for M.K ,Allen and Sid Sellers I think there was a James E. Sellers as in the 1870 Williamson Co Tx a Benjamin Sellers age 22 is listed in his household.I think there is a connection between all these Sellers .Mary is sill in Newton Co in 1860 with daughters Clarissa,Melissa and Adeline missing is Amanda and Eliza .I would be interested if anyone has any connection to these Sellers.