BURKE CO., NORTH CAROLINA (1777 from western part of Rowan Co)
lays next to Lincoln, Cleveland, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Avery Co's



RUTHERFORD CO, NC (1779 from BURKE/TYRON Co's NC)

HAYWOOD CO, NC (made in 1808 from BUNCOMBE CO, NC)
(Bumcombe 1791 made from Burke/Rutherford)



MCDOWELL CO, NC (made in 1842 from Burke, Rutherford



CHARMAINE'S PAGE

 

KEITH'S PAGE

JERRY'S PAGE

KATHY'S PAGE

JANE'S PAGE

WASHINGTON CO, IN

ROBERT1735

SELLERS IN NORTH CAROLINA

BURKE CO LAND RECORDS

GIBSON CO, TN

Morganton Store Account Book (partial R - Y

JOSHUA HALL'S PAGE

Joshua And Sarah Sellers Hall's daughter Sarah Hall Truet (Truitt) who migrated to Texas

JOYCE'S PAGE

NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGES

Rev War James SELLERS ( enlisted 1779 CHATHAM CO, NC,
1833 in Grainger Co,Tn = he had previously lived BURKE CO, NC

CHATHAM CO, NC

ISAAC SELLERS 1777 - 1848

BECKY'S PAGE = PEARSON FAMILY

RANDY'S PAGE = Duckworth

WILKERSON FAMILY =

QUEEN FAMILY =

WALTER'S PAGE = Hall's

DON'S PAGE = Hall's

JOHN HALL SR FAMILY GROUP SHEET
from DON GODFREY
GodfreyRainbow@aol.com

NC DEATHS

==

NC LAND GRANTS= > http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncburke/landgrnt.htm

(these may be diff than our LandRecords/Patents=Need Copy,msh)


"Derick Hartshorn" <derickh@charter.net>

> To: <NCBURKE-L@rootsweb.com>

> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 8:08 PM

> Subject: [NCBurke] Burke County Land Grants notice

>

>

> > If you have any interest in Burke County Land Grants (1778-19__), please

> see

> > http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncburke/landgrnt.htm

> >

> > An undate on the Land Grant project has been submitted by Betsy Dodd

> > Pittman. This will result in a a reappraisal of the way Land Grants are

> > displayed, formatted and presented on the Internet. Hopefully, the end

> > result will to provide an opportunity to view the plat overlayed on a

> > present day topographical map. For the report, please see:

> > http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncburke/BurkeReport.pdf

> >

> > --Derick

these don't show up under this name now, msh

The Surveyor would survey the land, draw up a plat, and give a Surveyor's description of the land. This description would be more detailed and more technical than either the entry or warrant descriptions. The Surveyor was allotted chain carriers, appointed by the settler. These were, as a rule, relatives or neighbors. This is of value to genealogists, since these persons were listed on the Surveyor's description. [Generally, sixty-six feet in length, the chain may have weighed 12-13 pounds. While not heavy, chain bearers can generally be thought of as younger mail relatives of the settler. -DSH]



NOV,2000
        From:
             "CAROLE S. WALKER" <mott@cetlink.net>

 The Burke County Historical Society's Heritage Staff plans to publish
 Volume II of The Heritage of Burke County in the year 2001.
 ALL residents, former residents and those with roots in Burke County
are > invited to submit family histories or biographical sketches.
For further details, see: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncburke/heritage.htm

=========

RUTHERFORD CO, NC (1779 from BURKE/TYRON Co's NC)

======================

FROM JD
J. D. Bedsole [jbeds@oppcatv.com]

Landowners in Burke County, NC, 1780

 

        SELLERS , James    0287

        SELLERS , John     0288

 
 
=====
BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA LAND GRANTS
 
Listed alphabetically, by surname
 
- S-Z -
 
The following is a transcription of the Burke County Land Grants
as found in the card file by the same name. It can be found in the
North Carolina Room of the Burke County Library, Morganton, NC.
All rights to this list are reserved by the
Burke County Public Library System, Inc., Morganton, NC. (c) 2001
 
SELLERS            James               1799       2759
SELLERS            James               1799       2798
SELLERS            James               1803       3487 (cons with William below)
SELLERS            James               1813       3855
SELLERS            John                1787       1038
SELLERS            John                1799       2764
SELLERS            John                1800       3248
SELLERS            Robert              1795       1718
SELLERS            William             1803       3486 (cons with James above)

CELLARS            Isaiah              1818       4098  
CELLARS James 1817 4062 PROBET William 1787 1039
PROBET William 1800 2827 JOHN SHUKE #1042 IN 1787
WM STEWART #1043 IN 1787

========

 

=]
Sarah Sellers born 1768 Mecklenburg Co., NC, or Chatham Co, NC married 1786 Burke Co, Joshua Hall
(how was this birth proven? msh=1850 census shows Mecklenburg) (1860 shows Chatham Co )
WHERE is the marriage license?msh

Moses Wilkerson SELLERS born 8-22-1796 Burke Co, NC (son of Robert 1765, to IN,msh)

Sarah SELLERS, married 8-10-1810 Burke Co,NC John Duckworth (dau of Robert 1765 to IN,msh)
 


4-25-1789 Burke Co,NC= JON SELLERS = 50 ACRES HEAD OF SILVER CREEK jng JOHN MCKAY up creek (so this John Sellers 21? = before 1768?msh)
7-26-1789 Burke Co,NC = Joshua HALL, 50acres on persimmon Branch a fork,of Silver CREEK jng own line

9-8-1790 Burke Co,NC = Moses WILKSON and John HALL to John MACKIE
of Wilkes Co,GA - 4 negro wenches=     Wit: Joshua HALL , Ann SELLERS

1790 BURKE CO, NC=  SHOW PAGE NUMBERS, ETC , neighbors? msh

JAMES SELLERS -1 male over 16 = bef 1774 (died 1820? and some family to Roane, etc Co., Tn?, msh)
                                  1male under 16 = 1774/1790
                                4 females

JOHN SELLERS     1 male over 16 = bef 1774
                                   2 males under 16 = 1774/1790 =
                                   1 female

ROBERT SELLERS SR 1 male over 16
                                        2 males under 16
                                        3 females

ROBERT SELLERS        1 male over 16 (NO MALE kids born bef 1790) ck Robert to Wash Co., IN
                                          5 females

HALLS=

p.94-Wilkerson,Moses 1m16+, 3f, 3 slaves (per joyce) topazkn@arn.net


        From: RANDY
             Ydnar49 <Ydnar49@aol.com>
 Source: Edith Warren HUGGINS series on the records of Burke Co., NC. This
from
Volume II (pg. 142). Date of 1795.

"Jury ordered to view and marke road nearest and best way from Cain Creek
up
towards Farris's old place about two miles to open a road that Rutherford
Court ordered to be cut through the WHITESIDE settlement: John HALL Sr.,
William McDANIEL (MCDOWELL?), William MORRISON, JR., Robert SELLERS, Robert
SELLERS Sr., Moses WILKINSON, Elihu HICKS, Joshua HALL, John HALL Jr., John
PIERSON, James SELLERS of James, John WATER, Michael DERREBERRY, John
MORRISON, John SELLERS Jr., J.E. ERWIN, C.C."

===================

IF this James Sellers, son of James
is 14 = 1781
if 16 = 1779
if 18 = 1777
if 20 = 1775
and could be older. msh

 

===================

        From:
             Joyce Taylor <topazkn@arn.net>
 1790 BURKE CO, NC

Wilkerson,Moses p.94 1m16+,3f,3 slaves
Sellers,John p.94-1m16+;2mu16;1f.
Sellers, Robert,Sr.p.94-1m16+;5f.
Sellers, Robert, Jr.p.94-lm16+;2mu16;3f. = bef 1774
Hall, John Jr.p.95-1m16+;2mu16;1f.
Hall, Joshua p.95-1m16+;2mu16;1f.
Hall, John p.92-2m16+;2mu16;2f.
Harris,Lewis p.93-2m16+;5mu16;4f.
Harris, Edward p.93-2m16+;1mu16;3f.
Sellers, James p.94-1m16+;4f.  (reread and advise, msh) I showed a male u 16 above, need correction, msh=burke Co.,NC page = male u 16 also,SEE below census, msh) WE Appreciate all sharing, but, if someone see's an error, advise, my posting also, msh)

1800 Burke Co.NC Roll 29
Wilkerson, Moses p.803-1mu10;1m26-44;1m45+;5FU10;2F10-16;1F26-45.
Sellers,John p.790-4mu10;lm10-16;lm26-44;2fu10;lf26-44.
Hall, Elijah p.758-3mu10;1m26-44;lfu10;1f16-26.
Hall, Joshua p.758-2mu10;2m10-16;lm26-44;2fu10;1f26-44.
Sellers, James p.791-4mu10;2m10-16;1m16-26;1m26-44;2f10-16;1f16-26;1f26-44.
Sellers, Robert p.792-3mu10;1m26-44;2m45+;2fu10;1f16-26.
Sellers, Robert p.794-3mu10;1m10-16;1m26-44;4fu10;1f16-26. (Wash co, IN?msh)
Sellers, James p.794-2mu10;1m10-16;1m26-44;4fu10;2f10-16;1f26-44.
Sellers, Robert p.796- 1m45+;1f45+. (born bef 1755, msh)
Sellers, Edwardp.797-1mu10;lm16-26;1fu10;1f16-26.
If O.K. I have more,if needed.  joyce topazkn@arn.net

 

1790 from BURKE CO, NC PAGE

94-55 Sellers, James 1 1 4 . . . 6th Co.
94-58 Sellers, John 1 2 1 . . . 6th Co.
94-63 Sellers, Robert 1 . 5 . . . 6th Co.
94-62 Sellers, Robert Sr 1 2 3 . . . 6th Co.

=============

1800 BURKE CO, NC CENSUS

contributed by:            Don Marsh <McClainExchange@mexia.com>

EDWARD SELLARS, page 0797
Males    0- 9 - 1
Males   16-25 - 1
Females  0- 9 - 1
Females 16-25 - 1

JAMES SELLARS, page 0794
Males    0- 9 - 2
Males   10-15 - 1
Males   26-44 - 1
Females  0- 9 - 4
Females 10-15 - 2
Females 26-44 - 1

JAMES SELLARS, page 0791
Males    0- 9 - 4
Males   10-15 - 2
Males   16-25 - 1
males   26-44 - 1
Females 10-15 - 2
Females 16-25 - 1
Females 26-44 - 1

JOHN SELLARS, page 0790*
Males    0- 9 - 4
Males   10-15 - 1
Males   26-44 - 1 =1756/1774
Females  0- 9 - 2
Females 26-44 - 1
*Annotate from Georgia
the John Sellers with 7 children in 1800 Burke Co.,NC, is John the
son of Robert Sellers Sr.  This John is the father of Abraham Sellers that
was born 1799 in Burke Co., NC.  This family is nearly impossible and so
much has to be purely speculation.
Georgia
chickflet@aristotle.net
 

ROBERT SELLARS, page 0794
Males    0- 9 - 3
Males   10-15 - 1
Males   26-44 - 1 = 1756/1774
Females  0- 9 - 4
Females 16-25 - 1

ROBERT SELLARS, page 0796
Males   45&up - 1 = bef 1756
Females 45&up - 1

ROBERT SELLARS, page 0792
Males    0- 9 - 3
Males   26-44 - 1 = 1756/1774
Males   45&up - 2
Females  0- 9 - 2
Females 16-25 - 1

1800 Burke Co,NC cont'd
under 10-10/16-16/26-26/45-over 45

John CELLAR, page 737 = 32100-02001-00
Nicholas CELLAR, page 737=31010-31020-00
Christian CELLER, PAGE 737=01010-10010-00
 
Jacob CELLER, PAGE 737= 10010-20010-00
Martin CELLER, PAGE 737=12101-11110-00
Michael CELLER, PAGE 731=21101-10101-00 =

Jacob Sillars Burke, NC 1800 , page 796 = 001/001
next to Robert Sellars
Alexander CELLY, PAGE 737=22010-11010-00

JOSHUA HALL, PAGE 758 22010-20010-00
JOHN DUCKSWORTH, PAGE 742=22010-01210-00
MARGRET SORRELS, PAGE 795=00000-11110-00
WALLTER SORRELS, PAGE 790=00101-01111-00

 

JAMES BROWN (where are we ? lived next to Nancy Sellers in 1810 Burke,msh)

James Brown Burke, NC 1800 =page 724

JOHN MCEDASUS?
JACOB MCCLENSETH

 


====
Wilkerson,Moses Roll 29,p.803 age45+ (per joyce) topazkn@arn.net
==============
FROM BETTY
MSGCOOPER@aol.com
 BURKE COUNTY, NC (1800):Variant Spellings - Please Use
>
> CELLAR, JOHN  Page 737
> 3 males Age 0-9
> 2 males 10-15
> 1 male 16-26
> 2 females 10-15
> 1 female 45 or over
>
> CELLAR, NICHOLAS   Page 737
> 3 males 0-9
> 1 male 10-15
> 1 male 26-44
> 3 females 0-9
> 1 female 10-15
> 1 female 26-44
>
> CELLAR, CHRISTIAN    Page 737
> 1 male 10-15
> 1 male 26-44
> 1 female 0-9
> 1 female 26-44
>
> CELLAR, JACOB    Page 737
> 1 male 0-9
> 1 male 26-44
> 2 females 0-9
> 1 female 26-44
>
> CELLAR, MARTIN    page 737
> 1 male 0-9
> 2 males 10-15
> 1 male 16-25
> 1 male 45 or over
> 1 female 0-9
> 1 female 10-15
> 1 female 16-25
> 1 female 26-44
>
> CELLAR, MICHAEL    page 731
> 2 males 0-9
> 1 male 10-15
> 1 male 16-25
> 1 male 45 or over
> 1 female 0-9
> 1 female 16-25
> 1 female 45 or over

===========

from Linda Peacock [lindaleepeacock@gmail.com]
1803 Tax list from Burke Co. NC
.

TITLE
PAGE 1
PAGE 2
=======================

The following is hand written and from:
_/Austin and Reed Papers, Manuscript Department, Duke University,
Durham. North Carolina/_

State of North Carolina
Burke County
To any regular licensed minister of the gospel having care of souls or
some Justice of the __________ Peace for said county. I do by the
authority in me vested by law authorise and impower you or either of you
to celebrate and Solemnise the rites of Marriage between John Johnson
and Lucy Payne and Join them together in holy marriage as man and wife.
Given under my hand at office the 15th day of January 1805
J Erwin Ck

This couple later went to Giles County TN ---I would like to correspond
with anyone with knowledge of their ancestors and descendants. I find a
lot of information on Giles County Johnson's, but having a hard time
separating them. I am descended from John Wilson Johnson and Frances L
Sellers. John Wilson Johnson first married Rebecca Johnson.

Bill Trott
Pasadena, TX
WTROTT@comcast.net
jan 2012
=======

 

1810 BURKE CO, NC INDEX
banner blue =
JOSEPH SELLARS, PAGE 124, NO TWN LISTED ON ANY
JAMES SELLERS, PAGE 109
MICHAEL SELLERS, PAGE 122
NANCY SELLERS, PAGE 131
ROBERT SELLERS, PAGE 122
SAMUEL SELLERS* (asterick means ? = ) PAGE 122
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 122
CHARLES PEARSON, PAGE  103
WILLIAM PEARSON, PAGE 115
JOHN PERSON, PAGE 124
SUSANNAH PERSON, PAGE 122
THOMAS PERSON, PAGE 109
ISAAC PIERSON, PAGE 103
MICHAEL PIERSON, PAGE 122
THOMAS PIERSON, PAGE 122
THOMPSON?

Joseph Gibson Morganton, Burke, North Carolina 1810


1810 BURKE CO, NC CENSUS
under 10-10/16-16/26-26/45-over 45

JAMES SELLERS 04101-01001*is this James went to Grainger Tn?
page 109
1 male over 45 = bef 1765=James 1759
1 male 16/26= 1784/94    =James 1791
4 males 10/16 = 1794/1800=Reuben dec'd 1839?
                         =Robert 1800 dec'd 1835?
                         =John 1802? dec'd 1860
                         =  
1 female 10-16 = 1804/1810= Sarah 1810?
1 female over 45 = bef 1765=wife
 
ROBERT SELLERS 32101-30301*is this Robert went to WashInd?
page 122
3 males under 10=1800/1810
2 males 10/16=1794/1800
1 male 16/26= 1784/1794
1 male over 45=before 1765
3 femalesunder 10= 1800/1810
3 females 16-26=1784/1794
1 female over 45 = before 1765
MICHAEL SELLERS 10010=20100*is this Michael went to McMinnTn?
page 122
1 male 26/45= 1765/1784
1 male u 10= 1800/10
2 females u 10 = 1800/10
1 female 16/26 = 1784/1794
 
JAMES SELLERS 04100-30100 
page 122
(doesn't look right or missing info?
This IS the way posted - But you couldn't be parent age 1784
and have 4 kids born 1800!msh)
SO WHO / WHAT FAMILY IS THIS = IDEAS? please send
page 122
1 male 16-26 = 1784/1794
4 males 10-16 = 1794/1800
3 females under 10 = 1800/1810
1 female 16-26 = 1784/1794

WHO are neighbors? = 
 
 
WILLIAM SELLERS 20010-20010
page 122
1 male 26/45 = 1765/1784
2 males under 10=1800/1810
2 females under 10=1800/1810
1 female 26/45=1765/1784 
 
JOSEPH SELLERS 22001-30101
page 124
1 male over 45 = bef 1765
2 males 10-16 = 1794/1800
3 females under 10=1800/1810
1 female 16-26 = 1784/1794
 
NANCY SELLERS 21100=13201
page 131
 
1 male 1784/94
1 male 1794/1800
2 males under 10 =1800/10
1 female=under 10=1800/1810
3 females=10/16=1794/1800
2 females=16/26=1784/1794
1 female =over 45=before 1765
next
JAMES BROWN
JOHN MCEDASUS?
JACOB MCCLENSETH

SAMUEL SELLERS,
page 122 on index - didn't find on census film - (maybe the James Sellers? msh)

Wilkerson,Moses Roll 39,p.127  his age 45+ (per joyce)topazkn@arn.net
Joshua Hall 16-26. (per joyce)

following  are from gen.com? actual census and Hard to read! =

CHARLES PEARSON, page 103 = 20010/201  (very hard to read, reread)
WILLIAM PEARSON ,page 115 = 10100/1001 (gen com reading)
ISAAC PIERSON, PAGE 103 = 20010/1001

next/close/ no page #!!!
ELIZ CAMPBELL
SUSANA PIERSON = 201 / 02001 (reread)
ROBERT CALDWELL

MICHAEL PIERSON, PAGE 122, = 131011/210101?
THOMAS PIERSON, PAGE 122 = 000000= NO males, NO females???
next? this may be gen.com census
CHRISTOPHER PERSON = 2001/01111
next
ROBERT SELLERS = 3210/130301 = is this son living with Mother or InLaw?msh Where is Joseph Sellers or wife?msh)
male =
2 males =
3 males =
FEMALE =
3 females =
3 females =
1 female =


MARG WILLIAMS=     /FEMALES = 011001
SARAH HALL=    /FEMALES = 01011
--DORSEY?
MICHAEL SELLERS = 1001/0201 =

JOSE? PIERSON, page 204/104,gen.com = 2010/001
next
JOHN YOUNG
DAV? MCDOWEL
KENETH MCKINNEY
JAMES SELLERS = 04101/01001? =


TRUMAN TIMBURTON?
RICHARD NORTERE?
AMOS CHIFFON?

THOMPSON?

====

ancestry.com index

James Sellers Morganton, Burke, NC 1810
Nancy Sellers Morganton, Burke, NC 1810
William Sellers Morganton, Burke, NC 1810

James Seller Morganton, Burke, NC 1810
Michael Seller Morganton, Burke, NC 1810

Samuel Scelds Morganton, Burke, NC 1810

Joseph Sillery Morganton, Burke, NC 1810

ROBERT?


1812 = GEORGE SEALY probate = Ailey JONES dau,
Court = Ailey JONES vs NICHOLAS CHAPMAN and wife SARAH
Samuel CRISWELL in right of his wife

=

FROM James B. Hardin [golddragon@mindspring.com]

Bride: Polly Queen
Groom: Robert Hall
Bond Date: 18 Nov 1815
County: Burke
Record #: 01 030
Bondsman: Isaiah Sellers
Witness: J. Erwin Clerk
Bond #: 000005594



BURKE CO,NC SURVIVING WILL/PROBATE ABSTRACTS 1777-1910=
JANUARY 1820 = #486 = JAMES SELLERS, presented for probate,
PROVED by Joshua HALL, John MORRISON and Charrity SELLERS qualified as executors.
Excerpt states NO will or estate settlement in Burke Co or State Archives.
(believed in burnt records?, msh)

WHERE did THIS Excerpt come from?, marie,iowa 


1820 BURKE CO, NC =
CHARITY SELLERS   *1 male 16/26 (1794/1804)
                 **1 male 26/45  (1775/1794
                ***1 female over 45 (bef 1775)
*Is this Cain died 1826 Roane Co, Tn?  apparently without a wife?
**Is this John with land here in 1820 and in minutes, but, not on census?
***Is this CHARITY SELLERS went to Rhea Co,Tn ca 1826?
 

ELDRIDGE SELLERS   2 males under 10
                   1 male 26/45 = 1775/1794 (WHERE IN 1830?)
                   1 female under 10
                   1 female 10/16
                   1 female 26/45

EDY SELLERS        1 male 16/18
                                  1 female 16/16
                                 1 female over 45 = bef 1775

Joshua Hall, page
John Morrison, page

p.101-Moses Wilkerson-age 45+ (per joyce)
Joshua Hall age 26-45.p107  (per joyce)topazkn@arn.net
PEARSON'S?
THOMPSON'S?

WITT'S?
=======
from GEORGIA
 In 1820 Burke County, NC we have:
>
> Christopher Pearson 0-0-0-0-0-1/1-2-0-1-0
>
> 1st number free white males under 10 years
> 2nd number free white males 10 to 16 years
> 3rd number free white males 16 to 18 years
> 4th number free white males 16 to 26
> 5th number free white males 16 to 45
> 6th number free white males 45 years and up
>
> On the right is females but omit the 16 to 18 column
>
> Eunice is 36 years old in 1820 so we are okay on that; the older female
> is 16 to 45 years
> Sarah is under 10 years of age in 1820; we have 1 female under 10 years
> Clarissa is 13 and Seletha is 12 = 2 females 10 to 16 years
> Christopher Pearson is over 45 years of age
> Where are Solomon age 17; James Sellers Pearson age 10; Thomas age 8?
>
> Was Christopher in ill health and the boys are with relatives or are we
> barking up the wrong tree?

=================

1830 BURKE CO, NC

EDY SELLERS, page 184

p.140.Moses Wilkerson age 60-70. (per joyce)    topazkn@arn.net
MOSES Wilkerson JR. 1m20-30.-p.128.



1840 BURKE CO, NC CENSUS=
NO SELLERS (ck Rutherford)
ALDRIDGE SILLIN, PAGE 328

CHRISTIAN PEARSON, PAGE 368 WEST OF NORTH FORK
ISAA PEARSON, PAGE 301 N CATAWBA RIVER
ISAAC PEARSON, PAGE 360, WEST OF NORTH FORK
JAMES PEARSON, PAGE 349, WEST OF NORTH FORK
MARY PEARSON, PAGE 259 WEST OF NORTH FORK
S. PEARSON, PAGE 362 WEST OF NORTH FORK=
(couldn't find on gen.com? ancestry .com =
SO PEARSON = 202/3001-020001
next
WM WILIAMS
JOS GARRISON
PETER FENCAMASON
FHURSON? BOMAN 80/90

SNEHURT PERSON, PAGE 349 WEST OF NORTH FORK

JOHN SETTES , PAGE 356, WEST OF NORTH FORK

CLARIDGE SELLERS, PAGE 328 MORGANTOWN
00011001-00101?11

=======
sorry, must have deleted part? WILKERSON?, PLEASE RESEND

,p.338-Moses JR, age 30-40.   (per joyce)  topazkn@arn.net
===

APRIL 30, 2003
FROM GEORGIA
The Wilkersons are going to be in Rutherford and McDowell Counties, NC.
They seem to have left Burke County.

Georgia



1850 BURKE CO, NC =

 


Subject:
        Re: BURKE CO CEM LOOK UPS

>DERICK, Thank You-
>
>SELLERS?

NOPE! SORRY.

--Derick



 

From RANDY
Ydnar49 <Ydnar49@aol.com>
In June of 1997 I received an email from a HALL researcher who traces back
to
Sarah SELLERS & Joshua HALL (he had no dates). He had Sarah HALL b. 29 July
1796 at Burke Co., NC. She m. James Alfred TRUITT 23 January 1817. This
couple
came to Shelby Co., TX at an early date and had many "descendants". Will
provide the name of the individual who sent me this tidbit upon request.
Have
not heard from them since June, possible that they are on this list.
======
Subject:
             SELLERS/HALL/TRUITT/Burke Co., NC/Texas


1850 SHELBY CO, TEXAS =
Susan TRUETT 14 NC
Nancy 13 TX
Isaac 18 NC
living with E.F.SMITH 26 TN
elviry 21 nc
1860 SHELBY CO,TX
JAMES TRUIT, PAGE 433,TRUITS STORE P.O.
A.M.TRUIT, PAGE 428
L.M.TRUIT, PAGE 433

 



1820  BURKE CO, NC
JOSHUA HALL,SR, PAGE 7
JOSHUA HALL , PAGE 107
DAVID TRIT, PAGE 75
HENRY TRIT, PAGE 75
MICHAEL SELLENS, PAGE 65
CHARITY SELLERS, PAGE 45
EDY SELLERS, PAGE 97

(Sellers ages are on our Burke Co,NC Page=
http://www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily/ncburke.htm
AND, if he has source of proof for marriage(war file,history,etc) please
send - as
our Burke Co,NC marriages are few-
Thanks for sharing, Randy, marie, iowa 


   From: RANDY
       Kenshowind@aol.com

I was sent (from a very generous COWAN family researcher) who had among her
papers (once owned by her Aunt) an original land deed between Robert
SELLERS
and Joseph COWAN dated October 15, 1804 in Burke Co., NC. Signed Sealed &
delivered in presence of John HALL (Jurat). Can't read the other witness to
this deed.

The land was situated "on both sides of Cain Creek of second broad River"
Adjacent to property line of a George BLACK. It was a 300 acre parcel
Robert SELLERS had obtained from the State of North Carolina in 1789. Deed
registered June 17th, 1805.

Randy Franklin

 
 
 
 
 

The Formation of Burke County (make separate page,msh)

Burke was formed in 1777 from Rowan. The act was to become effective June 1, 1777. It was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Burke, a member of the Continental Congress and governor of North Carolina, 1781-1782. It is in the west central section of the State and is bounded by Catawba, Cleveland, Rutherford, McDowell, Avery, and Caldwell counties. The present area is 506 square miles and the population is 38,615. The act establishing Burke specified that the first court was to be held at Edward Smith's but subsequent courts were to be held at a place the justices should decide until they selected a permanent place for the courthouse and had the same erected. In 1784 Morgansborough was established and made the county seat. Morganton is the present county seat.168

..... beginning at the Catawba River, on the Line between Rowan and Tryon Counties; thence running up the Meanders of said River to the North End of an Island, known by the name of the Three Cornered Island; thence North to the Ridge that divides the Yadkin and Catawba Waters; then Westerly along the Ridge to the Mountain which divides the Eastern and Western Waters, commonly known by the Name of the Blue Mountain. And that all that Part of the late County of Rowan which lies to the East of the said dividing Line, shall continue and remain a distinct County by the Name of Rowan; and all that other Part of the said county of Rowan which lies West and South of the said dividing Line, shall thenceforth be erected into a new and distinct County, by the Name of Burke. · 169

Part of Burke was annexed to Lincoln in 1782.

.....Beginning at Sharrel's ford, running with the road leading towards Henry Whithers, as far as Matthew Wilson's thence a direct course to Simon Horse's, on the waters of Clark's Creek, thence a direct course to the Fish-Dam ford of the south fork of the Catawba river, between James Wilson and David Robinson, and from thence a southwest course to Earl Granville's old line, and that all that part of Burke county lying southeast of the line above described shall henceforth be taken off from Burke, and shall be added and remain to Lincoln county. 170

The line between Burke and Lincoln was authorized to be run in 1784.

..... That the boundary line between the counties of Burke and Lincoln shall hereafter be as follows, to wit: Beginning at the Horse Ford on Catawba river, running thence to John Hawnson Hendry river thence to William Orrson Jacobs river, and thence to the intersection of the counties of Burke, Lincoln and Rutherford, as they now stand. 171

Part of Burke was annexed to Rutherford in 1787.

Whereas by reason of a ledge of mountains that divide the waters of first Little Broad river from the waters of Silver and Cain creeks, it is extremely difficult for the inhabitants on the south side of the said ledge to attend the court house of the county of Burke; and whereas the inhabitants on the south side of the ledge aforesaid have signified their desire to be annexed to the county of Rutherford. ..... all that part of the county of Burke lying to the south-east of the aforesaid mountains so as to include all the waters of first Little Broad river, shall be, and the same is hereby annexed to and declared to be within the county of Rutherford: .....172

The dividing line between Burke and Rutherford was authorized to be established in 1788.

..... That the line as laid out, marked and extended by Joseph M'Dowell, Junior, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, vis: Beginning at the west point of the line that formerly divided the above counties, thence west to the Indian boundary as in the Act of Assembly of the seventeenth of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three; which line is hereby established to be the dividing line between the counties of Burke and Rutherford: ..... 173

Part of Burke was annexed to Wilkes in 1789.

..... Beginning on Iredell county line at the Whetstone hill on the Spring road, and running up said road to the lower Little river, thence up said river to Holmes's creek, thence up said creek to Lambert's fork, thence up said fork to the head thereof, then a north course to the top of the Brushy mountain, being Wilkes line. 174

Buncombe was formed in 1791 from Burke and Rutherford.

..... That all that part of the counties of Burke and Rutherford, circumscribed by the following lines, viz. beginning on the extreme height of the Apalachian mountain, where the southern boundary of this state crosses the same, thence along the extreme height of said mountain to where the road from the head of Catawba-river to Swannanoe crosses, then along the main ridge dividing the waters of South-Toe from those of Swannanoe unto the great Black mountain, then along said mountain to the north east end, then along the main ridge between South-Toe and Little Crab-tree to the mouth of said Crabtree creek, then down Toe river aforesaid to where the same empties into the Nollichucky river, then down the said river to the extreme height of the Iron Mountain and in cession line, then along said cession line to the southern boundary, then along the said boundary to the beginning, is hereby erected into a separate and distinct county, by the name of Buncombe. 175

The boundary line between Ashe and Burke was authorized to be established in 1807.

..... the boundary line between the counties of Ashe and Burke, shall be established and known by the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the Blowing Rock on the Blue Ridge, near Yadkin Spring, running thence a due west course, crossing some of the head waters of Watauga River, to the top of the ridge dividing the head waters of Watauga River and Elk Creek, then along the extreme height of said ridge to the Grandfather Mountain, thence along the extreme height of the ridge that divides the waters of Toe River from those of Watauga and Elk Creek, to the Tennessee line leaving all the waters of Toe River, and the head waters of Watauga south of said due west line, in Burke, and all the waters of Elk, and the waters of Watauga, north of the said line, in the county of Ashe. ..... commissioners to extend and mark the line from the Blowing Rock, west to the top of the ridge between Watauga Waters and Elk Waters, and no further .... 176

Part of Burke was annexed to Rutherford in 1807.

..... The dividing line between the said counties of Burke and Rutherford, shall begin at a white oak tree that stands near the forks of the public road above James Jones's, in the line heretofore run between said counties and the public road that leads up second Broad River, shall be the line between said counties, as far as Joseph Goodbread's, thence a south-west course to the dividing ridge that divides the waters of Cove and Crooked Creeks, thence the ridge that divides the waters of Catawba and Broad Rivers, to the Buncombe county line. And the line as herein mentioned shall be the dividing line between the said counties of Burke and Rutherford; .....177

In 1809 the act of 1807 annexing part of Burke to Rutherford was amended to read as follows:

..... That a line shall extend from the White Oak mentioned in the above recited act, on the old east and west line, to a stake; thence crossing Little Rock Creek, to the south side of the tract whereon Widow Smith lives; thence crossing Big Rock Creek, to the north side of Moses Black's buildings: thence to a place called the Dye-Stone; thence to the north side of Levi Trout's buildings; thence between the Plantations of Perminter Morgan and Henry Carter, to the south side of the tract of William Morris, senior; thence with a spur of the mountain, to the dividing ridge between Crooked Creek and Montford's Cove Creek, to the Hickory-Nut Mountain; thence along the ridge to the Round Mountain; thence due west to the Buncombe line; and all that part lying northwardly of said line, be, and the same is hereby declared to be in the county of Burke, and the part southwardly thereof shall continue, as heretofore, within the county of Rutherford ....178

In 1814 the boundary line between Burke and Ashe was authorized to be established.

.... That the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the Yadkin spring, thence along the extreme height of the Blue Ridge, to the head spring of Flat-top fork of Elk Creek, thence down the meanders of said creek to the Tennessee State line, shall be and the same is hereby declared the permanent dividing line between the counties of Burke and Ashe. 179

In 1818 an act was passed amending an act of 1783 and naming commisioners to run the dividing line between Burke and Iredell.

.... from the three cornered Island in the Catawba River to the bent of Little River in James Fox's land, agreeable to an act of one thousand seven hundred and ninety three for establishing the same. 180

In 1819 an act was passed naming additional commissioners to run the line between Burke and Iredell according to the act of 1818. No description is given in the law. 181

The dividing line between Lincoln and Burke was authorized to be marked in 1824. No description is given in the law. 185

The boundary line between Lincoln and Burke as directed in 1784 was authorized to be run and established by an act passed in 1826. No description is given in the law. 183

Yancey was formed in 1833 from Burke and Buncombe.

..... beginning on the extreme height of the Black mountain; running thence along said mountain to Ogle's improvement; thence along the dividing ridge to Daniel Carter's fork field; thence a direct course to the mouth of Big Ivy creek; thence, with the Warm Springs road, by Bernard's Station, to the three forks of Laurel; thence a direct line, so as to include James Allen's house to the Tennessee line; thence with said line to county of Ashe; thence with the line of said county to the Grandmother mountain; thence a direct course to the extreme height of the Humpbacked mountain; thence with the Blue Ridge to where it intersects the Black mountain; thence with the ridge of said mountain, to the beginning, be, and the same is hereby erected into a separate and distinct county, by the name of Yancy, with all the rights, privileges and immunities of the other counties of this State.184

Caldwell was formed in 1841 from Burke and Wilkes.

.... beginning at Lovelady Ford, on the Catawba River, in the County of Burke, from thence to Corpening's Bridge, on Lower Creek, thence to John's River, at the upper end of the plantation of the late John Perkins, crossing the same, to and with the dividing ridge between Warrior Creek and Wilson's Creek, to the Yancy line, thence with said line to the Ashe line, and with the Ashe line to the dividing Ridge between Buffalo and Elk Creek, thence with said ridge to the Yadkin River, at the mouth of Elk Creek, crossing the same to and with dividing Ridge between Beaver Creek and King's Creek, to the top of Bushy Mountain, at the Burke line, thence with the said line to the corner of Iredell county, and with said line to the Catawba River, thence with the River to the beginning, be, and is hereby erected into a separate and distinct County, by the name of Caldwell. 185

McDowell was formed in 1842 from Rutherford and Burke.

..... beginning at a point two miles south of the corner of Burke and Rutherford, in said line; from thence a direct course to Cove Creek, at a point two miles south of John Bradley's; thence to, and with the dividing ridge between Rock House Creek and Stoney Creek, crossing Second Broad River at the mouth of Rock House Creek; thence a direct course to the Burke line, at or near Conway's .Knob; thence with the Burke and Rutherford line, to a point on the South Mountains, two and one half miles east of Cane's Creek, thence a direct line crossing the top of the Pilot Mountain, to the mouth of Shadrick's Creek; thence a direct course to the top of Linville Mountain, and with the said mountain to the Yancey line; thence with the Yancey line, to the Buncombe line, and with said line to the beginning; be, and the same is hereby created into a separate and distinct County by the name of McDowell. 186

The dividing line between Burke and Caldwell was authorized to be altered and changed in 1859.

.... That the dividing line between the counties of Burke and Caldwell be altered and changed in the following manner, to wit: from Corpening's bridge on lower creek, the line shall run with said creek to a point where the lands of Joseph Tipps and Jesse Harrison join, thence a north-east-wardly course to a large pine tree near the public road leading from the Horseford road to Sudderth's ferry, the said pine being now a line tree between said counties of Burke and Caldwell, thence with the line as, established at the session of the General Assembly of 1840-41, and that said line be so run as to include the dwelling house of Jesse Harris, within Caldwell county. 187

Mitchell was formed in 1861 from Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke, and McDowell.

......That a county by the name of Mitchell shall be and the same is hereby laid off and established out of portions of Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke and McDowell counties with the following boundaries; beginning at the top of Grandfather mountain, .thence with the top of the Blue Ridge to the Bear Wallow Gap, thence to the Three Knobs, thence to Big Crab-tree creek, thence down said creek to Toe river, thence down said river to the Tennessee line, thence with the Tennessee line to Elk river, thence to place of beginning; and the said county of Mitchell, when it is laid off and established, shall be, and is hereby, invested with all the rights, privileges and immunities with the other counties of the State. 188

An act amending an act to establish a county by the name of Mitchell was passed in 1861.

.... That an act passed at the late session of the General Assembly, entitled an act to lay off and establish a new county by the name of Mitchell, be so amended as to run from the top of the Grand Father Mountain, with the old Watauga line, to the Blue Ridge; thence with the said Yancey line, and according to said act, around to the beginning. 189

The boundary line between Burke and McDowell was authorized to be changed in 1870.

.... That the dividing line between Burke and McDowell Counties where it runs to the river at the mouth of Shadrick's creek, it shah run up the river on the south side at the water's edge to and against the mouth of Bradshaw's creek in Wm. R. Gray's farm, thence across the river to the mouth of Bradshaw's creek, thence up the creek to the fork, thence up the right hand fork through Fulwood's land to the second fork, thence up the right hand fork to the present line. 190

An act repealing an act to change part of the line that divides Burke and McDowell was passed in 1871.

That an act entitled "an act to change part of the line that divides Burke and McDowell counties," in the laws of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine and one thousand eight hundred and seventy, and the provisions of the same, are hereby repealed.191

Part of Rutherford was annexed to Burke in 1871.

..... beginning at the corner where Rutherford, McDowell and Burke unite, and running along the top of the ridge of the South mountain as the line now runs to the corner where Rutherford, Cleveland and Burke unite, thence by a direct line to the beginning, be and the same is hereby annexed to, and shall form a part of the county of Burke. 192

The boundary line between Burke and Caldwell was authorized to be changed in 1885.

..... Beginning at the new line one mile below Corpening's bridge on Lower Creek, and running thence with the southwest boundary of W. C. Corpening's lands to the old line at or near Turtle's Cross Roads. 193

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- NOTES (From: David Leroy Corbett; The Formation of North Carolina Counties 1663-1943, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1950.)