ORANGE CO, NORTH CAROLINA (1752 from Bladen,Granville,Johnston Co's)
lays next to=
this is a very large area and must use land records to help, msh.

 

http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/orange_1752_to_1771.html


http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/orange_1772_to_1777.html

Chatham Co made in 1770  from Orange Co

CASWELL CO made in 1777 from ORANGE CO

Alamance Co made in 1849 from Orange Co

(HoweSellers 1762/1841)


BILL'S PAGE

LEANNE'S PAGE

CARL'S PAGE = DAVID SELLERS

THOMAS PAGE = DAVID SELLERS

Thomas Sellers Loy (15 January 1811 Orange [now Alamance] Co., NC---20 July 1884 Stockton, Cedar Co., MO bur: Stockton, Cedar Co., MO), s/o Martin Luther Loy, s/o John Loy, s/o Martin Loy. Thomas married Sarah Ann Turner.
by Delores Rochelle Walls

PARKER FAMILY
Richard PARKER will of  1749/1752 Chowan Co., NC had dau Patience Parker, son Richard, son Daniel .and also a  son Jonas Parker 1733/ 1775 Orange Co., Nc, who had a son David Parker .

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PATTERSON FAMILY

 

LAND DEEDS = available?

  from Leanne Dooley [ldooley@newwavecomm.net]

It lists a Phillip Sellers in 1763 bought land in McCullough tract 11 (Area of Alamance that contained 100,000 acres of land just W & S of present Burlington,NC) My Thomas Sellers buys 550 acres land from a Thomas Hutton just barely east of there (in present north Burlington, NC) in 1785. Haven't been able to find any other Sellers listed in area early yet. Don't know if Phillip/Thomas are connected or not but the other family surnames on that list are definitly tied to my Brinkley/Sellers research.  Leanne Dooley

Wandering Through The Piedmont   (A North Carolina Blog) http://piedmontwanderings.blogspot.com/

Posted by Mark Chilton
Monday, January 25, 2010
Pretty much this entire blogpost is extracted from John Scott Davenport's excellent article Early Settlers in the North Carolina Piedmont on Land Sold by Henry McCulloh within Granville's District, 1749-1763 (NCGenSoc Journal, #4, 1978). I also cross-referenced against William D. Bennett's transcripts of Orange Deed Books 1-5. He's transcripted several more deed books, but I haven't made it through them all.

Location of McCulloh's Great Tract 11   (North Carolina)

Tract 11 was a square rotated 45 degrees forming a diamond. It was 12.5 miles on a side, stretching from the old Rowan/Orange County line on the western tip to Swepsonville on the eastern end. Thus Tract 11 included big parts of what are now Alamance and Guilford Counties as well as small parts of Chatham and perhaps Randolph Counties.

 

H. E. McCulloh's Deed of Surrender to the Granville Estate

When Henry E. McCulloh surrendered to Granville's estate the unsold lands in McCulloh's Great Tract #11, he listed out all of the parties to whom his father Henry McCulloh had sold land in Tract 11. Davenport lists all of these as an interesting record of who all the purchasers in Tract 11 were:

Settlers in Tract 11

76. George Ingle, 258 acres, 17 May, 1763
77. Martin Loy, 251 acres, 17 May, 1763; apparently he built a mill on Rock Creek.
78. Phillip Sellers, 223 acres, 1 May, 1763
79. John Noe, 308 acres, 23 May, 1763; see ODB 2, pg 193; Noe to John Graves; Gt Alamance; 80. Phillip Seller's corner; Potmaker's line; cross Stinking Quarter; HEM to John Noe 1764 ODB 2, pg 576; Stinking Quarter Ck.
81. James Woods, 565 acres, 20 May, 1763
82. Andrew Campbell, 487 acres, 23 May, 1763

Other family surnames of interest on this list that we recognize are Holt, Powell, Loy, Low, Isley, Whitsell etc.

Also listed are Mr Chilton's sources for this list and a brief but helpful explanation of the problems regarding these deeds within the Granville Tract of NC.

 

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ORANGE CO, NC

  From:
       "Joyce Taylor" <joyce4@amaonline.com>

Of the Minutes of the Ct of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Sep 1752-aug 1766
p.Will of Robert Milton,dec'd duly proved by oath of Richard Parker
and other witnesses, one being James Sellers, to appear at next
 Superior Court.

p.116-Phillip Cellar granted letters of admin. in estate of George
#305  Cellars, dec'd. Feb. ct.l765

p.117--Marks recorded by James Cellars and others, Feb.Ct l765.

p.150--Ordered a group of fifteen men to lay off a road from Redfiield's
#306--  ford on Haw River to New Hope Chapel, Including Robert Cellars

 

AND in 1770 CHATHAM CO, NC was made from this land.

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The Haw River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 110 mi (177 km) long, that is entirely contained in north central North Carolina in the United States. It was first documented as the "Hau River" by John Lawson, an English botanist, in his 1709 book "A New Voyage to Carolina." The river gives its name to a small town that formed on its banks.

http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/orange_1752_to_1771.html
http://www.carolana.com/NC/Counties/orange_1772_to_1777.html

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1755 ORANGE CO, NC TAX
JOHN MILLS
Robert MILTON
John SCLATER
Thomas SELLERS (Where did we come from? msh)
Wm  STRATTE
Joseph STRATON
Joseph STRETTEN
NO SPURGIN/SPURGENS
BILBREYS? = NO

PETER, RICHARD, MILES PARKER

YOUNG’S? = NO

JAMES YOUNGER

LUKE BINUM

 

BRINKLEY?
HOLT?

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from Tireman0654@aol.com

ORANGE CO. NC TAX LIST - 1755
This is the first tax list for the county.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/1755oran_tax.html
McGown, James, Sr. 1 0
McGown, James, Jr. 1 0
Bumpas, Robert 1 0
Bumpas, Samuel 1 0
McMillan, Wm. 1 0
Sarratt, Samuel & sons 3 0
Dotson, Isaac 1 0
Kilgore, Robert & 2 sons 3 0
Branson, Thomas & Basindine, Charles & Leadon, Jacob 3 0
Summers, jacob 1 0
Dillard, James 1 0
Fruit, James & son 2 0
Hollingsworth, Valentine 2 0
Sellers, Thomas 1 0

 


WHERE WERE THESE PEOPLE BEFORE 1752 when ORANGE CO, NC was made from
Bladen,Granville,Johnston Co's)

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4-14-1759 Robert MELTON will
sons, James, Nathaniel, Nathan, Isesum, Ancel
Exec, son, Nathan MELTON
Wit, James SELLARS, Mary STRATTON
Clerk, James WATSON 


This JAMES SELLARS probably 21 - born before 1738, msh)


       "Joyce Taylor" <joyce4@amaonline.com>

Bk.1{365}  Jun l759 Last will & testament of Robert Melton,dec'd.
  183               James Sellers & Mary Stratten be summoned to appear at the next
Superior ct and the aforesaid Executor was qualified agreeable to law.



  From:
       "Joyce Taylor" <joyce4@amaonline.com>

Of the Minutes of the Ct of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Sep 1752-aug 1766
p.Will of Robert Milton,dec'd duly proved by oath of Richard Parker
and other witnesses, one being James Sellers, to appear at next
 Superior Court.

p.116-Phillip Cellar granted letters of admin. in estate of George
#305  Cellars, dec'd. Feb. ct.l765 (ck Lincoln Co., NC for possibilities,msh)

p.117--Marks recorded by James Cellars and others, Feb.Ct l765.

p.150--Ordered a group of fifteen men to lay off a road from Redfiield's
#306--  ford on Haw River to New Hope Chapel, Including Robert Cellars



             Johnston Co. --Sellers 1748-1763 land grants

        From: CHARLENE
             "Nix" <pbsam@n-jcenter.com>

Look in this book or resource:
The Granville Dist. of N. Carolina,
> 1748-1763 Land Grant Abstracts Vol. 2
=================
> Other helpful information: Land bought in the Smithfield, Selma, Four
> Oaks, Benson, Boon Hill area by the Sellers family
> I am looking for the Father of Alsey Sellers.  I can not find his parents
> but I heard that they lived in this area for many years.
> Any help you can give would be much appreciated
=====================
Charlene,
The Book, Land Grant Abstracts Vol. 2 has:
SELLERS: James, Samson and Robert,
all were "chain carriers"
in 1761 Orange county, working for/helping the
surveyor Mr. W. Church with land surveys.  The land was on
Mill/Mile creek and Hawtree. They may be listed in another
Volume as to where they had land.
Kathy.......
email =



Source:   BRASWELL-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [BRASWELL] Braswell's Ordinary,Orange Cy
 

Dear Tina,

    "Braswell's Ordinary" was mentioned in   Orange County Court of Common
Please and Quarter Sessions minutes  dated  February, 1764.  In that entry
William Braswell  was given license "to keep a Tavern at his now Dwelling
house..."  In a subsequent entry from the May Court, the road "from
Braswell's Ordinary to James Sellers' " was mentioned.  As you may  know,
 an "ordinary" was a combination hotel and tavern for colonial
travelers.

     The family of Valentine Braswell (c.1688-c.1763) ran  their ordinary in
combination with  a ferryboat operation just downstream from the Deep-Haw
confluence at the head of navigation on Cape Fear.   Orange quarter sessions
records indicate that Richard Braswell was licensed to keep a public ferry
"at his plantation on the North West side of Cape Fear" in June, 1758.  The
Price-Strother 1808 Map proves  that the "Brazel" Ferry stayed  in operation
well into the nineteenth century.

    An English traveler  has left us a colorful description of what it was
like to stay in a "Carolina ordinary":

    "They were mostly log-huts, or a frame weatherboarded; the better sort
consisting of one story and two rooms; the more numerous having no internal
divisions....One corner of the room would be occupied by a 'bunk' containing
the family bed; another by a pine-wood chest, the family clothes press and
larder; a third would be railed off for a bar, containing a rum-keg and a
tumbler.  The rest of the furniture consisted of two chairs and a table, all
in the last stage of palsy....If hunger and fatigue compelled you to remain,
a little Indian corn for your horse, and a blanket on the hearth, with your
saddle for a pillow, to represent a bed, were the most you could
obtain....As to edibles, whether you called for breakfast, dinner, or
supper, the reply was one--eggs and bacon....Ten to one you had to cook the
meal yourself....No sooner were you seated than the house-dog (of the large
wolf  breed) would arrange himself beside you and lift his lank, hungry jaws
expressively to your face.  The young children, never less that a dozen (the
women seeming to bear them in a litter in those regions), at the smell and
sight of the victuals would let up a yell enough to frighten the wolves."

Carey
Carey Bracewell [cbrasul@airmail.net]


Last week while visiting NC and doing research I found some information in
the NC Colonial Records concerning a petition (Petition No. 9) addressed to
the Governor and Council of NC (Superior court met in Hillsborough, Orange
Co., NC) dated May 1768.  This petition was part of the beginning of the
Regulator uprising prior to the Revolutionary War in NC.

Included with this petition is a list of names of the signers.  One list
"there is also on loose sheets of paper the following names which it is
presumed were subscribed to the above petition" has named which are
identifiable as residents of the Yadkin river valley (Rowan/Randolph/d Co.,
NC area) including the names Philbert Wright, Thos. Sellers, James Morgan.

I still haven't been able to find any concrete documentation to begin to tie
these families together but do find it interesting that these families all
appear to move from location to location together.

Does anyone have any thing that may establish a relationship in Maryland or
early North Carolina?

Charmaine

Chatham Co made in 1770  from Orange Co



MARRIAGES=
Sellers, Griffin    Pheby Stanford       3 June 1848         John Stanford
Sellers, Lemuel     Sarah Huffman        24 Nov. 1840        Willis Sellers
Sellers, Willis     Mary Ellen Day       1 Mar. 1839         Wm. Wheebe
Sellers, Const.     Mariah Bason         9 Dec. 1847         A. Murray, Jr.
Walker, Bedford     Mary C. Sellers      2 Oct. 1843         Samuel Crawfor
Walker, George      Mary Sellers        13 Dec. 1848        Robert Tinnin
Walker, John A.     Eliza A. Sellers     18 Aug. 1848        Wm. Murray
Harden, John         Rebecca Holt           26 Oct. 1812    Thomas Sellers
Loy, Martin         Polley Sellers       18 Dec. 1799       Cressley Brinkley

 

HOLT marriages =

BRINKLEY marriages =

THOMAS SELLERS/NANCY MITCHEN RAINEY/ DEC 29,1812  listed on Orange Co,NC (Ck Alamance Co,NC)
does anyone show bondsman or security? msh (where in 1820? )=

this is posted below. WHY not on above list? ARE WE MISSING OTHERS? msh

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Nancy Mitchen Rainey
Groom: Thomas Sellers
Bond Date: 29 Dec 1812
County: Orange
Record #: 03 003
Bondsman: B A Rainey
Witness: Michl Holt
Bond #: 000102463


Orange County NC - MARRIAGES - Marriage Bonds
Harden, John         Rebecca Holt           26 Oct. 1812  Thomas Sellers



             Re: Melton research
        From:
             Ken Poole <kbpoole@atomic.net>

Hi, It has been a while since I mentioned our lineage. We are also working this Robert Melton
lineage. Some of his children came into Moore County, NC, and we still live with in a very few miles
of where they settled. Ancel/Anseel, James......
Also Surnames: Sheffield, Cagle, Williamson, Wright, Dunlap, Deaton, Bolling, Byrd, Hair/Hare,
Owen, Cole.......others. Ken

===========

WE NEED RECORDS ON EACH OF THESE FAMILIES, msh = please send what you have. msh

 

Orange Co,NC land deeds (do we have location of land?msh)
5-12-1761-John LANDRUM grantor to John SELLERS, 100A,wit Peter SULLINGER (born bef 1740,msh)

ck Landrums? in Edgefield Co., SC,msh
2-8-1763 Robert SELLERS/Wm BALLARD , 200A, wit Wm CHURTON
11-8-1763 Philip SELLERS/Henry EUSTICE MCCULLOCK?,223A,wit James BOYD
2-14-1764 James SELLERS,wit - Joseph COPELAND/Joseph Picketts 243A
2-14-1764 Edward EDWARDS/Robert SELLERS 200 A- wit James SELLERS
11-13-1764 Wm BALLARD/Robert PATTERSON 200A - wit JAMES SELLER
5-14-1765 James SELLERS/Robert SELLERS 200A - wit John ALEXANDER
8-13-1765 James SELLERS/John ALEXANDER 150A - wit James CARTER
5-14-1765 Henry McCULLOCH/Philip SELLERS 223 A wit Robert RAINEY
2-10-1767 Gedion KIRKSEY/James SELLERS 177A wit Robert SELLERS
1-26-1768 James SELLERS/John HOGAN 177 A wit James MONROE
SPURGIN/SPURGEN?
BILBREYS?

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5-1-1763 = PHILLIP SELLERS = 223 ACRES on HAW RIVER (born bef 1740,msh)

===========


1752/1766 Orange Co Court
ca 1765/6 = GEORGE CELLAR, Dec'd, Phillip CELLAR, Adm
(are some other papers available? msh)

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


Thomas SELLERS
  1768 signed Regulator advertisement

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


HOWELL SELLERS  born 1762 Chatham Co, Nc ( Chatham made in 1770 from Orange Co., NC )
enlisted 1776 from Edgefield,SC =

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

from OregonGal9@aol.com

Below is a partial list of folks who signed the Regulator peitition in 1769
in Orange, NC. There is a Hugh Wyley on the list. Could he be related to
the Wileys?

Thanks,
Sandy

Some neglected history of North Carolina
New York :: Neale Pub. Co.,, 1905, 318 pgs.
Petition Signed Oct. 9, 1769 Against Taxes and Govt Policies Richard Maner Robert Webb Wm. C. B. Bond E. Pickett Benj. Covington Thomas Moorman Van Swearingen John Webb Thos. Pickett Jeremiah Terrell Archelam Moorman Joseph Web Lennard WEbb David Cox Beaty Webb John Hornbeck Petitioners of Orange Co, NC -
Simon Hadley
Richd. Copeland
David Thornton
Benjamin Maudlin
Jeremiah Duckworth
William Johns
Thos Sellers
Thomas Hamm
Richard Webb
Wililam Copeland Sr.
Enoch Spinks
Nehemiah Williams
John Maudlin
John Henderson
John Ramsey
Nath. Henderson
Thomas Branson <<<<<<<<<<<
Josiah Rogers
Thos. Thornton
Samuel Culberson
Thos. Pugh
Edward Teague
Richard Henderson
Solomon Cox
Thos. Craven
James Copeland
William Copeland Jr.
Enoch Pugh
Thomas Waller
Jacob Grigg
Henry Bray
Thos. Cox
Jesse Harrison
Edward Bray
Edward Moore
Peter Craven
Joseph Craven
Calib Dixon
Wm. Henderson
Thos. Needom
Wm. Needon
Joshua Edwards
John Pugh
Harmon Cox
James Maudlin
Benjamin Maudlin
Abrm. Thornton
Enoch Pugh
James Pugh
Valentine Coplin (Copeland)
Abraham Stroud
John Fruit
Thos. Swift
Joshua Hadley
Ely Branson <<<<<<<<<<<<
Thos. Thornton
Thos. Moon
James Ramsey
James Ellis
William Norton
Harmon Husband
Zekel Thomas
Wm. Gillmore
Jesse Pugh
Adam Larance
Joseph Phipps
John Phipps
Hugh Wyley
James Phipps
Stephen Johns
John Fanin (Fanning)
Joshua Hadley
Jacob Johns Sr.
Jacob Johns Jr.
Henry Pickral
James Younger
Abraham Hilton
Jacob Christman

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1780 CHATHAM district of ORANGE CO, = THOMAS SELLERS tax list


1 horse, 1 cow, 880 taxable amt 

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

from CARL SELLARS Carl E Sellars [sellarsshop@frontier.com]

ORANGE AND CHATHAM INTRIGUE

An interesting and informative court case found in the Court of Equity for the Hillsborough District tempts the imagination. The will of John Patterson, Esq., was missing. Mrs. Mary Patterson, formerly the widow Couch, named the following as "confederates" having "artfully contrived" against her and her step grandson. The suit named her step son, Mark Patterson, step daughter Sarah Patterson and husband John Barbee, step daughter Martha Patterson and husband Luke Bynum, Robert Sellars, husband of Sarah Bynum (daughter of Luke Bynum and Martha "Patsy" Patterson), and step grandchildren Page and Milly Patterson, children of John Tapley Patterson, deceased. John Tapley Patterson's son, Mann Patterson, a nineteen year old, therefore "an infant" was named on the side of Mrs. Mary Couch Patterson. Benjamin Yeargan, who was married to John Tapley Patterson's widow, was listed as Mann Patterson's "next friend".

John Patterson wrote, or possibly rewrote, his will on 3 March, 1787, about month before his death on 5 April, 1787, apparently excluding his living children, Mark Patterson, Sarah Patterson Barbee (wife of John Barbee), and Martha Patterson Bynum (wife of Luke Bynum of Chatham County), in favor of his second wife, Mary (widow Couch) Patterson and his grandson, Mann Patterson.

Not to be out done, Mark Patterson and Robert Sellars paid a visit to Hillsborough attorney Jesse Benton, asking that he borrow the will from Mary's lawyer Joseph Taylor. The will then "mysteriously" disappeared. Entries, which cover a period of years in the Orange County Pleas and Quarter Sessions, strongly suggested that Mrs. Patterson bring the will into Court for probate or risk losing the entire estate. This being impossible, several potential witnesses to the "loss" of the will were supoened, again over a number of Quarter Sessions, including Jesse Benton. Lawyer Benton described the scene, loosely translated as -" I borrowed the will from lawyer Taylor as requested, Mark Patterson spent some time reading it, Robert Sellars came in from Chatham, threw his saddle over the hogshead in the corner, sat down on a step and became deeply engrossed in the document, while I was deeply engrossed in converation with Mark Patterson....next thing I knew I was called into Court. That's the last time I saw that will". Robert Sellars was called in twice, first pleading total innocence and later declaring that the last time he saw the will it was in the hands of Tapley Bynum of Chatham County. At some point a fellow came in to testify that he had seen Robert Sellars on his horse, fording the river, on his way back to Chatham County- proving nothing, of course. Needless to say, the will never surfaced and Mrs. Patterson apparently lived out her remaining years status quo. After she died in 1796 John Patterson's children were called into Court and asked to recall what they "remembered" the will said.

fiddlestix1224added this on 13 Dec 2009

That is the entire entry....

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march 2011
Carl, the Robert Sellers that married Sarah Bynum is not the brother of James T/Y Sellers of Chatham County, NC. This Robert Sellers is the son of James T/Y Sellers. James T/Y Sellers does have a brother, Robert Sellers Sr. of Burke County, NC, however.

Georgia
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

 

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1790 ORANGE CO, NC CENSUS= (All '0's =? msh) ck Edgefield Co., SC, msh OR?
THOMAS SELLERS, page 93 =0-0-0
JOHN SHEELER, PAGE 95 = 0-0-0
No Meltons 

Peter Brinkley Residence: PAGE 93 =

GEORGE HOLT , PAGE 93 =

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

marriage bondsmen for Joseph Harden and Elizabeth Sellers on 18 Nov 1796 and also
James Harden and Desdemona Brinckley on 22 Dec 1797--all in Orange Co. NC

Pat

==========


1800 ORANGE CO, NC CENSUS =
Contributed by:

            Don Marsh <McClainExchange@mexia.com>
THOMAS SELLERS, page 0531
Males    0- 9 - 1
Males   16-25 - 2
Males   45&up - 1 (bef 1755)
Females 16-25 - 1
Females 45&up - 1  (bef 1755)

Peter Brinkley Jr Residence: 1800 - Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina =
Peter BRINKLEY Sr (p 544), 00001/00001
Peter BRINKLEY Jr. (p 544) 01001/32010 + 1
Eli BRINKLEY (p 549) 00001/00001
William BRINKLEY (p 549) 42110/10010
LOY =
GEORGE HOLT = Page:  570


 ORANGE CO, NC -WILLS - Hugh McCaddams Extract
I don't remember WHY we have this will here, msh?

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1-21-1827 WILLIS SELLARS and Samuel CRAWFORD  wit will of George FAUCETT) 

==========

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Louise Overton
DFGM43A@PRODIGY.COM

Will Book D
Page 248
Written 13 April 1809
Proved August Court 1809

Hugh McCADDAMS
  wife: Caty
  daus: Nancy McCADDAMS, Mary McCADDAMS, Elizabeth BASON (left each $1.)
  dau: Frankey McCADDAMS, one negro
  sons: Hugh McCADDAMS and Tinnen McCADDAMS...land
  son: Joseph received land and slaves.
  sons: David McCADDAMS, James McCADDAMS, John McCADDAMS, William
McCADDAMS, and Isaac McCADDAMS each received  $1.
Exe: friends Joseph MOORE and Robert FOSSETT
Wit: Edward FOSSETT, Robert TINNIN, and George FAUSETT



Contributed by:
Betty Cooper
msgcooper@aol.com
1810 CENSUS=
CELLURS, THOMAS, Page 138, No twp listed
CELLURS, THOMAS JR, Page 138, No twp listed

RAINEYS=

BRINKLEYS =
1810 ORANGE
Peter BRINKLEY Sr, (p 839) 00001/00000
Peter BRINKLEY Jr (p 839) 00001/03001
Robert BRINKLEY(p 965) 00100/00000
S or T BRINKLEY (p 857) 10100/10100
--------
ALSO =
1810 ORANGE CO, NC
WILLIS SULLERS, PAGE 121 =

Name: Martin Loy Residence: 1810 - Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina =
GEORGE HOLT = Page:  Township:  Hillsborough     ,   Page:  799     
 

=

from CHARMAINE
NOINTELLG@aol.com

There was a Jehue Hall listed on the 1810 Orange Co., NC census p. 136
(Hillsborough District)

- 1 - 1 - //6 1 - 1 1 -

He is living about 12 households from John Pendergrass, a brother of Joseph
"Job" Pendergrass who moved to Burke around 1810 and lived near the Halls,
Sellers, Wilkersons, etc. Appears that a group living in that area in Old Orange,
moved to Burke, such as Hall, Pendergrass, Noblitt, Morris, Rayburn, Hogan,
who are found as neighbors in old Burke Co., NC. There are a couple of Wilkerson
families also living in early Orange Co., NC, and I have wondered if their is
some familial relationship.

There was a Jehu Pyle married Rutha Lindley 8 Aug 1786 Orange Co., NC

(see Georgia's info on JEHU HALL)



Clipping from Raleigh, North Carolina Register, 14 June 1811

The Rev. Benjamin Rainey

On Haw River,in Orange County, onthe 5th Inst. much regretted by his
friends And neighbors, The Rev. Benjamin Rainey, aged 52 years, after
an illness of nearly six months, leaving a large family of children.
he was the only son of his parents, now living nearly 74 years of age.

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

1811 ORANGE CO., NC
Peter BRINKLEY sold 185 acres to John Isley, Broad Gap Branch. Peter BRINKLEY Sr. died, court battle over his land

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


1812 #2464 Thomas SELLERS marries Nancy MITCHEM
(marriage cd shows Nancy Mitchem RAINEY?)



North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

Bride: Nancy Mitchen Rainey
Groom: Thomas Sellers
Bond Date: 29 Dec 1812
County: Orange
Record #: 03 003
Bondsman: B A Rainey
Witness: Michl Holt
Bond #: 000102463


1816 TAX LIST=
THOS SELLERS SR - 109 ACRES ON HAW RIVER
THOS SELLERS JR -  109 ACRES ON HAW RIVER
WILLIS SELLERS - 53 ACRES ON BACK CREEK

( 5-1-1763 = PHILLIP SELLERS = 223 ACRES on HAW RIVER )

BRINKLEY =
LOY =

========

Mari?, I have only abstractions from a Brinkley co-researcher regarding the Orange Co Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions Records but do have several dates these came from.

The depositions are of George Holt, Martin Loy (married Polly Sellars) and Crosley Brinkley (son of Beresheba Brinkley before she m. Thomas Sellars.We can't determine Crosley's father & assume she was an unwed mother in1775 (Maybe a soldier that didn't make it back from war????). The date on these are 18 Feb 1815.  The there is also the division of land order carried out by George Holt, Wm Holt, Mason Tarply, John Boone, James Gant. This date is 15 Nov.1817. Evidently Bersheba got half the land. I used to have actual copies of the records but sent them to my cousin and they haven't been returned yet. The suit was listed as Thomas Sellars vs. Peter Brinkley Jr.   The bible record with the marriage date of Thomas & Beresheba was given to me as a torn bit copied from an old Brinkley bible from someone who won't share much of the info in the bible with anyone, yet (he says).  For some reason he liked me & helped me with our brick wall on Crosley Brinkley's parents.   Martin Loy & Polly Sellars Loy went to Adair Co., KY along with my ancestor, Charles Brinkley (Crosley's eldest son). About 1822. Martin Loy  stayed, Charles moved on to Lewis Co., MO, (1852) then on to Texas. Martin & Polly had about 8 kids (7 b. Orange Co NC last one b. KY).   I believe and a Simeon Waggoner family from the same area in NC went along also.   If you want to see the court abstracts, I can send them in another email...but he wasn't too good at abstracting.  You'd get the jest of things anyway. There were several other dates of entry of material regarding the lawsuit, but it was mostly court business, not much genealogical info we didn't already have. If I can help in any other way, please let me know. If you have any info on my Brinkleys, or questions please yell at me. 
Cheers, Leanne 
Leanne Dooley [ldooley@newwavecomm.net]

Marie, Can I get these Court Records  you want regarding the Beresheba Brinkley connection as Mrs Thomas Sellars Sr of Orange (later Alamance area, NC) copied and send it to you snail mail....some of it is legal size & won't scan on my equipment very well. The Albright connection to "Nellie Holt" that was in the Sellars Bible & formerly thought to be the Mrs. Thomas Sellars came off the internet posting regarding the Bishop/Fentress family. I think I can get you that URL.  Mark Phelps posted Dorothy Sellars Brawley's written account that appears in the Alamance Co History Book online.  Cheers & Happiest of Holidays,   Leanne Dooley

 

 


1820 CENSUS=
Martin Loy found in:
US - Census Index (1820) Township:  Not Stated      County:  Orange      State:  North Carolina      Page:  368

 

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1830 ORANGE CO, NC CENSUS


8-11-1820 WILLIS SELLERS / Jane CRAWFORD -Eli MURRY bond
3-1-1839 WILLIS SELLERS /Mary Ellen RAY- Wm H. Whibbee, Bond
11-24-1840 LEMUEL SELLERS/SARAH HUBMAN-Willis SELLARS,Bond and J.GANT
12-9-1847 CONSTANTINE SELLERS/MARIAH BASON -A.MURRY JR, bond
6-3-1848 GRIFFEN SELLARS/Phebey STANFORD- Joan STANFORD bond

1-21-1827 WILLIS SELLARS and Samuel CRAWFORD
 wit will of George FAUCETT= 



1840 ORANGE CO, NC CENSUS=
THOMAS SELLERS, PAGE 177
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 177
WILLIS SELLERS, PAGE 177
WILLIS SELLERS SR, PAGE 199
WILLIAM SETTERS, PAGE 177 

there is a WILLIS SELLERS in 1850 Marion Co., Fl



1850 ORANGE CO, NC CENSUS= (ck Alamance Co,NC)
SELLERS 179A=
9   382  382 Burrwell       Robert         48   M         O.S.P. Clergyman 2,500   Virginia
 10  382  382 Burrwell       Anna           40   F                                  Virginia
 11  382  382 Burrwell       John           16   M                                  Virginia
 12  382  382 Burrwell       Mary           17   F                                  Virginia
 13  382  382 Burrwell       Nanny          14   F                                  N Carolina
 14  382  382 Burrwell       Fanny          12   F                                  N Carolina
 15  382  382 Burrwell       Armstead       10   M                                  N Carolina
 16  382  382 Burrwell       Robert         8    M                                  Hillsboro NC            X
 17  382  382 Burrwell       William        6    M                                  Hillsboro NC
 18  382  382 Burrwell       James          4    M                                  Hillsboro NC
 19  382  382 Burrwell       Dandrigde      3    M                                  Hillsboro NC
 20  382  382 Burrwell       Edinrnd        1    M                                  Hillsboro NC
 21  382  382 Sellers        Frances        14   F                                  N Carolina              X
 22  382  382 Cole           Savena         17   F                                  N Carolina              X
 23  382  382 Middleton      Jetrima        15   F                                  N Carolina              X
 24  382  382 Andrews        Ellen          10   F                                  N Carolina              X
 25  382  382 Watters        Carolina       15   F                                  N Carolina              X
 26  382  382 McRAy          Flora          16   F                                  N Carolina              X
 27  382  382 Chapman        Mary           14   F                                  N Carolina              X
 28  382  382 Spottswood     Rosa           14   F                                  N Carolina              X


 29  383  383 Brewer         Biddy          68   F                        1,500     N Carolina                    X
 30  383  383 Brewer         John           31   M         Farmer                   N Carolina
 31  383  383 Brewer         Becca          22   F                                  N Carolina
 32  383  383 Brewer         Sackfield      45   M         Farmer                   N Carolina
 33  383  383 Brewer         Erasmus        37   M         Farmer                   N Carolina
 


   From:
        "Robert N. Marion" <rmarion@accessone.com>

Subject:  MCDANIEL,  Eli  b 1770 where unknown
 

1.)  Looking for parents of:
      MCDANIEL, Eli   b 1770   where unknown,  m  GRIFFIN, Elizabeth
(Betsy)
       son
      MCDANIEL,  John  b abt 1795,   m (1) unknown  m   1840 (2)  COUNTS,
Nancy
           John was known to have moved to Cane Creek, Orange Co, NC and
died bef  1845

(2)  Seeking proof that the above are father and grandfather to:

      MCDANIEL, Eli b abt 1812  d 1846  m ROACH, Elvira
        son
      MCDANIEL, John Arthur  b 1844  m  SELLERS,  Winnie Minerva

Thanks,
Lynn Marion 


  From:
       "Joyce Taylor" <joyce4@amaonline.com>

p124--Will dated 21 Jan 1827,proved May Ct l827. George Faucett,
E141--wf Martha, son Ray, daus.Nancy, 1 not named. Exc: bro.Edw.
        Witt: Willis Sellers, Sam'l Crawfad.

Rowan Co. Tax List l757-1800-Petition before Jospah Martin,Esq;
Governor & Commander in Chief-A petitioner Isaiah Sallyer and Zachariah  Sallyer.

Jeremiah Selliers on property listed. Many Halls. 



ORANGE COUNTY, NC - DEEDS - George Finley Grant
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George Finley Granville Grant. This grant  mentions the "line that divides the counties of    Rowan and Orange."

        THE GRANVILLE GRANTS LATER NORTH CAROLINA STATE LAND GRANTS,
                PRESENT DAY GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
                        1999 Sharon Snitily

Granville Grant Genealogy Research Project by, Sharon Snitily, with special
thanks to Dave Simmer and Mary June Foulk.   For a color printout and more
information about our project, email your name and address with subject line
of GRANT PROJECT to Shari - sharigs@crcwnet.com.

GEORGE FINLEY
Orange County, North Carolina
Granville Grant 3870
Patent Book 14, Page 399
Earl of Granville's Agent: 1 December 1753
Surveyed: 5 April 1754
Granted: 6 March 1755
Chain Carriers: Othio Boshears, Cornelius McDede
Witness: Hugh Forster, James Carter

Driving Directions: (from 7' series USGS Map, 1994)
Take State Route 29 North out of Greensboro.  Take McLeasnville Road Exit.  Go
South on McLeansville Road and turn right at the fifth unimproved road past
the exit.   This road winds and interesects two other unimproved roads before
it eventually travels the north part of Finley's grant
 

ORIGINAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
...all that Piece and Parcel of Land, situate, lying, and being in the Parish
of      and County of Orange in the Province of North-Carolina, in America.
On the North Side the Reedy Fork, Beginning at a poplar, on the Bank of said
Reedy Fork, in the Line that divides the Countys of Rowan and Orange, thence
along said line North 320 poles to a post, in said line, thence East 240 poles
to a Maple Standing by a small Branch, thence South 229 poles to a Hicory
Standing by the Reedy fork, thence up the various courses of said fork, to the
Beginning.  Containing in Whole Four hundred and four Acres of Land...

>>>> To view a map of the grant, go to: <<<<

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nc/orange/map.gif

Deed Abstracts-Guilford County
Bk 3:140 - George Finley, Sr. to George Finley, Jr.
4 November 1784, 202 acres, 50, Wit: John Cunningham, John Clintock, Sr.,
Proved Guilford County November Court 1784
Bk 4:15 - George Finley, Sr. to his son James Finley
20 November 1786, 202 acres, 50 Wit: William Covey, Josiah Finley, Proved
Guilford County November Court 1786



 

BURIALS = http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/orng/index00.htm

77 = CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL CEMETERY [NEW] (CA. 1949)

34 = HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY - BLACK (ORG. 1877)

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