MCDOWELL CO, NC (made in 1842 from Burke, Rutherford)
lays next to BUNCOMBE , Avery, Burke, Mitchell, Rutherford, and Yancey counties.

CHARMAINE'S PAGE

DAWN'S PAGE



MARRIAGES =

1850 MCDOWELL CO, NC =CENSUS INDEX=
JOSEPH SELLARS, PAGE 265
WINIFRED SELLARS, PAGE 265
WILLIAM SORRELS, PAGE 308
WILLIAM WILKERSON, PAGE 270
HALL'S = ELIJAH, JAMES, JOHN, MICAJAH, THOMAS, WILLIAM



1850 MCDOWELL CO,NC=CENSUS INFO
JOSEPH SELLARS 34 NC (ca1816) ck Yancey Co, per Charmaine
M.E. 34 F NC
ELIZABETH 9 NC
S.A. 7 F NC
WILLIAM MD(or McD) 5 NC
MARY 3 NC
P.H. 2M NC

Joseph Sellers Hardeman, Tennessee 1850 abt 1813 North Carolina Male 37
Age: 37 Month of Death: Oct Cause of Death: Collerna , Married


next
CARTHBERTSON, LEAGLEY, ROSE, SHADE, GODFREY, LEAGY,BROWN,MCCALL,

WINIFRED SELLARS 65 SC (ca1785)
ELIZABETH 38 NC (ca1812)
MARY 4 NC
MARTHA C.M. 4 NC
next
Elizabeth CHANDLER 66 NC
with TEMPY C. CARRAWAY 20 NC
next BROWN, PARKER, MILLER, DANA, TAGGART,MCCALL, ATWOOD

WILLIAM WILKERSON 34 NC
MARY 26 NC
WILLIAM 6 NC
JULIA 5 NC
CHESLEY F. 23M NC
ISAAC H. 1 NC
next
ROBINSON
next
WILLIAM SORRELLS 66 NC
NNCY 63VA
JOHN L. 33 NC
ELIZABETH M 17 NC
next COSBY, HAWKINS,

Hillory Caraway  male  65 Farmer, NC (per Dawn - KaylaL2828@aol.com)
Elizabeth, 40 F, NC
Matildar, 20, M, NC



1860 MCDOWELL CO, NC
John S Brown 45 Rebeca Brown 40 Romulous Brown 16 John C Brown 14 Samuel S Brown 11 Olive Brown 7 William Brown 3 Dolly E Brown 5.12 Jane Parker 21 Polly Sellers 29 NC

Adien English 31 Elvira English 32 W C English 4 W P English 3 Julia English 1

1870
Englsih, Adin 35 M W Farmer NC
Vira 39 F W Keeping House NC
Weightstill 15 M W Farm Laborer NC
Pinkney 13 M W " " NC
Julia Ann 11 F W At Home NC
Addy J. 9 M W " NC
Child not named 1 M W At Home NC
Sellers, Winnie 85 F W No Occupation NC
Mary 45 F W No Occupation NC

113 113 Wiseman, Elim 19 M W farmer 800 300 NC
Wiseman, Margrete 18 F W keep house NC
Sellers, Joe 19 M W farm lab NC Not Rd/Wr
Biddix, Bind 12 F W dom servant NC Not Rd/Wr

115 115 Thomas, James 21 M W farm lab NC Not Rd/Wr Thomas, Martha 18 F W keep house NC Not Rd/Wr Thomas, Mary J 6/12 F W at home NC b in Sep Sellers, Lucy 45 F W no occ NC Not Rd/Wr Wiseman, Peter 40 M B farm lab NC Not Rd/Wr Wiseman, Manerva 30 F B keep house NC Not Rd/Wr Wiseman, Sallie 15 F B farm lab NC Not Rd/Wr Wiseman, Dock 10 M B farm lab NC Not Rd/Wr Wiseman, Gaither 12 M B farm lab NC Not Rd/Wr

FROM linda =
North Cove, McDowell Co. NC, 1870,
here is a Matilda Sellers McKinney age 7, with McKinney family on p. 13. McKinney´s must have md. Sellers´s.

98 98 McKinney, Tarpy 25 M W farmer NC McKinney, Sarah A 24 F W keep house NC Not Rd/Wr McKinney, Sarah J 3 F W at home NC Sellers, Matilda 7 F W at home NC McKinney, Hugh 2 M W at home NC McKinney, Joseph S 2/12 M W at home NC b in Apr

1880
Elvira Sellers North Cove, McDowell, NC abt 1820 North Carolina Self (Head) ck Horry Co., SC, per Travis
Louesey Sellers Elvira North Cove, McDowell, NC abt 1860 North Carolina Daughter
Charles Sellers Louesey North Cove, McDowell, NC abt 1879 North Carolina Grandson

Elizabeth Sellers North Cove, McDowell, NC abt 1800 North Carolina Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Mary Sellers North Cove, McDowell, NC abt 1832 North Carolina Something other than a direct relationsh
living with
Abigail McGee 67 NC, TN, NC
Elizabeth McGee 11
Mary W. McGee 10
Pinkney English 21
Jane English 22

from CHARMAINE
1880 Mitchell Co., NC cesnsus Grassy Creek Twp.No. 3 16 June p. 40A--- --- 102
McKenney, Tarpley W M 37 married Farmer can't r/w
NC NC NC
Sarah W F 37 wife married Keeping house can't r/w NC NC NC
Sarah J. W F 14 daughter single farm hand NC NC NC
Hagan W M 12 son single farm hand NC NC NC
Joseph W M 10 son single farm hand NC NC NC
Nobile W F 8 daughter single NC NC NC
Dolly W F 6 daughter single NC NC NC
Mary W F 4 daughter single NC NC NC
Santilo W M 4 son single NC NC NC
Samuel W M 3/12 Mar. son single NC NC NC

1900
 

1910

WW 1=0

1920

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FROM CHARMAINE
NOINTELLG@aol.com

1930 McDowell Co., NC census, North Cove Twp., April 5 p. 288A,State Hwy. No. 194, ---- 49 53
Sellers, Judge Head rents $2 M Neg. 56 married at 35
NC NC NC Laborer
Dester Wife F Neg. 40 married at 17
NC NC NC None
George Son M Neg. 20 single
NC NC NC Laborer Lime Quarry
James Son M Neg. 18 single
NC NC NC Laborer Lime Quarry
Ernest Son M Neg. 16 single
NC NC NC Laborer Lime Quarry
Martha Daughter F Neg. 12 single
NC NC NC None
Hubert Son M Neg 9 single
NC NC NC None
Ellen Daughter F Neg.9 single
NC NC NC None
Arnal Son M Neg. 7 single
NC NC NC None
Edgar Son M Neg. 3 single
NC NC NC None
Charles Son M Neg 1/12 single
NC NC NC None

While this census, and his death certificate show his birth year as about 1874/75, and note his race as Black, there is a WWI Draft Registration Card which shows something else entirely:

Serial No. 57 Order No. A-603
Jud Sellers
Permanent Address: 184 Cranberry Avery N. C.
Age in Years: 41 Date of Birth: June 25 1888
Race: White
U. S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Minning
Employer's Name: Cranberry Iron & Coal Co.
Cranberry Avery NC
Nearest Relative: wife Destie Sellers
184 Cranberry Avery NC

signed: Jud (his X mark)Sellers

Registrar's Report
Height: Medium Build: Medium Color of Eyes: Brown Color of Hair: Black

John T. Davis
Sept 12 1918

Local Board for the County of Avery
State of North Carolina
Newland, N. C.

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travissellers333 (View posts) Posted: 4 Apr 2009 3:49AM GMT Classification: Query Surnames: All of this info is pretty accurate. The family moved from Avery to Mcdowell in the 20's or 30's. I'm not 100% sure as to why, but my assumption is because the mine shut or slowed down after the railroad came through around this same time period. Most of the sons worked as section labors for the railroad once they moved. His name varies from Judge, Judd, Jud, Jerd, and even a Jordan Sellers I belive. Sellers has been, Sellars, Sillins, Allers, Cellera, etc.

 

 

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DEATHS

North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 about William Pink English Name: William Pink English Gender: Male Race: White Age: 78 Birth Date: 1856 Birth Place: McDowell, North Carolina, United States Death Date: 25 Sep 1934 Death Location: Shelton Laurel, Madison Spouse's Name: Jinnie McGee English Father's Name: Aden English Mother's Name: Vira Sellers

Name: Mrs Julia Ann Hollyfield [Mrs Julia Ann English] Gender: Female Race: White Age: 76 Birth Date: 1857 Birth Place: McDowell, North Carolina, United States Death Date: 11 Nov 1933 Death Location: Marion, McDowell Spouse's Name: Jacob M Hollyfield Father's Name: Aden English Mother's Name: Vira Sellers

Name: Sherman Mc Kinney Gender: Male Race: White Age: 46 Birth Date: 30 Apr 1870 Birth Place: McDowell Death Date: 16 Jul 1916 Death Location: North Cove; Pitt, McDowell Father's Name: Lop Mc Kinney Mother's Name: Sara Sellers

Name: Joe Upton Gender: Male Race: White Age: 42 Birth Date: 24 Jan 1881 Birth Place: McDowell, North Carolina, United States Death Date: 20 May 1923 Death Location: Cherryville, Gaston Spouse's Name: Bessie Upton Father's Name: Daniel Upton Mother's Name: Margaret Sellers

Name: Mrs. Palestine McKinney Washburn [Mrs. Palestine McKinney McKinney] Gender: Female Race: White Age: 80 Birth Date: 22 Mar 1872 Birth Place: McDowell, North Carolina, United States Death Date: 12 Feb 1953 Death Location: McDowell Father's Name: Tarpley McKinney Mother's Name: Sarah Ann Sellers Residence: North Cove, McDowell, North Carolina

Name: Magnolia McKinney Gender: Female Race: White Age: 72 Birth Date: 12 Feb 1876 Birth Place: McDowell, North Carolina, United States Death Date: 6 Jun 1948 Death Location: Greensboro, Guilford Spouse's Name: Joe N McKinney Father's Name: James McKinney Mother's Name: Sarah Ann Sellars Residence: Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina

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I noted on the Death Certificate that Judge Sellers was buried at Ashford Colored Cemetery, Ashford, McDowell Co., NC. I did a mapquest search for Ashford, NC to clarify exactly where the area is locatd in McDowell Co., NC. Not surprising to find that it is one of the northern most areas of North Cove, McDowell Co., and not far from the area where Mitchell and Avery Counties join McDowell. It doesn't appear that Judge Sellers moved that far from the area he was born and raised. Border areas are always porous.
(It does seem odd to me that Winifred Sellers and her daughters and Joseph Sellers and his family are the only Sellers families living in North Cove, McDowell Co., NC, in 1850 and from place of birth given on the Death Certificates of some of the children of Joseph Sellers as Mitchell Co, which didn't exist util 1861, it seems they were also living in the same area where Judge was born. I wish I could locate Joseph Sellers family on the 1860 census to see if they have a daughter they named Louisa, or Lula. More looking to do.)

When you look at the map of the area you see Hwy. 194, which runs from north of Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., NC, to Linville, Avery Co., NC. If you notice on the WWI Draft Card "Jud" Sellers gives his address as 184 Cranberry, Avery Co., NC. I think that is supposed to be (Hwy) 194, which the scribe mistakenly wrote down (just like the incorrect birthdate). Then on the 1930 McDowell Co., NC census(along the side where street names , and area directions are always noted), it says State Hwy. 194. State Hwy 194 doesn't actually run through McDowell Co., so Judge Sellers and family must have been living very close to the border line between the three counties.

I noted that the three oldest sons in 1930 were working as Laborers in a Lime Quarry. I forgot to note in my post that most of the men's occupations on that page is in the Lime Quarry. I'm not sure which Quarry this was, since there are a number of Quarries along that Toe River area around Spruce Pine and Grassy Creek (along with a number of mines). Perhaps you have already researched the mines/quarries in that area to identify which one they were working in 1930 so you can see if any records (pay, etc) exists for the Quarry.

Which child do you descend from?

Let me know if you didn't get the third post.

Charmaine
NOINTELLG@aol.com

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FROM CHARMAINE
I also checked my copies of McDowell County North Carolina Marriages 1870 - 1894 and 1894 - 1912, compiled by Edward P. Williams, 1995, for marriages of children of Tarp and Sarah Ann McKinney (these abstracts list parents of bride and groom):

23 Dec 1887 J. F. Lowery (Joe & Z. Lowery) - Jane McKinney (Tarp & Sarah Ann McKinney) R. J. Garon, J.P. at home of R. J. Garon

20 Mar 1892 John H. Swafford (James & S. A. Swafford) - Nola McKinney (Tarply & Sarah Ann McKinney) J. D. Avery, J. P.

12 Mar 1894 James Lenore (Actual Lonon) (Joe & Z. Lenore/Lonon) - Mary McKinney( Tarp & Sarah Ann McKinney) J. D. Conley, J. P.

27 Nov. 1895 J. M. Washburn (H. & Jane Washburn) - F.[P] M. McKinney (Tarp & Sarah Ann McKinney) R. J. Lenore[Lonon] J. P.

21 May 1899 W. M. McCall (Alex & Dona McCall) - S. A. McKinney (Tarp & Sarah Ann McKinney) J. H. Huskins,J. P. (I can't identify which daughter this might be. None of the sons are listed as marrying in McDowell Co., NC in this time period)

Death Certificates:

#263/27560 McDowell Co., NC - North Cove
Sarah Ann McKinney F W 78 yrs, 11 mos., 19 days widow
born: Nov. 18 1840 Mitchell Co., NC
Father: Joe Sellers Mother: Unknown
Date of death: Nov. 5, 1918
Cause of death: "Paralusis"
Informant: N. M. Lowery
Burial: Nov. 6, 1918 Top of Mt. graveyard
Undertaker: John Mitchell Altapass

#29634 McDowell Co., NC
Sarah Jane McKinney F W 77 yrs., 1mos., 6 days widowed
Date of birth: Nov. 22 1867 North Cove
Father: Tarpley McKinney, born North Cove
Mother: Sarah Anne Sellers, born North Cove
Husband: John F. Lowery
Informant: J. Roscoe Lowery, Marion, NC
Cause of death: Probably old age & heart trouble
Date of death: Jan. 8 1944
Burial: Jan. 9, 1944 Biddix Graveyard North Cove, NC
McCall's Funeral Home

#3148 McDowell Co., NC
Dock Hagan McKinney M W 81 widowed Farmer
Date of birth: abt. 1868 North Cove
Father: Joseph Tarpley McKinney, born North Cove, NC
Mother: Sarah Ann Sellers, born North Cove, NC
Informant: A. Tarpley McKinney North Cove, NC
Cause of death: Myocardial infraction
Date of Death: Jan. 25 1949 North Cove, NC
Burial: Jan. 27 1949 North Cove Baptist Church Cemetery McCall's Funeral Home

#6850 McDowell Co., NC
Mrs. Palestine McKinney Washburn
F W 80 widowed
Date of birth: Mar. 22 1872 McDowell Co., NC
Father: Tarpley McKinney, born McDowell Co., NC
Mother: Sarah Ann Sellers, born McDowell Co., NC
Informant: Clay Washburn E. Marion, NC
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemmorhage, died Marion Gen.Hosp.
Date of death: Feb. 12 1953
Burial: Feb. 15, 1953 North Cove Baptist Church, North Cove, NC McCall's Funeral Home

#12768 Forsyth Co., NC (Ususal residence North Cove, McDowell C., NC) Samuel Jason McKinney M W 79 widowed Railroad (retired) & farmer Date of birth: Mar 26 1880 Mitchell Co., NC
Father: Tarpley McKinney
Mother: Sarah Ann Sellers
Spouse: Jennie Eliz. Brown
Informant: Mary McKinney, N. Cove, NC
Cause of death: Pulmonary Infraction
Date of death: May 14 1959 N. C. Bapt. Hosp., Winston Salem, NC
Burial: May 19, 1959 McGee Cemetery North Cove, NC
McCall's Funeral Home

There is also a death certificate for Jennie Elizabeth Brown McKinney and A. Tarpley McKinney but I didn't look at those (got too sleepy)

Checked for a possible death certificate for Matilda Sellers or McKinney married name but didn't find anything for this specific Matilda Sellers.

I'll post Pink Sellers info later.

Charmaine

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