PENNSYLVANIA/CHESTER CO=1682 ORIGINAL CO.
COUNTIES made from Chester =
DELAWARE Co was made in 1789 from Chester

NOW, lays next to = Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster,

lays above Cecil Co., MD
lays above New Castle, DE

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RGRAFFMAN'S PAGE

CHERYL'S PAGE

VICKIE'S PAGE (republish)

JUDY'S PAGE

CHESTER CO, PA CEMETERIES

ANN'S PAGE

SAMUEL 1655

TED'S PAGE

VINCE'S PAGE

BRIAN'S PAGE

HANS GEORGE SELLERS PAGE

HARRISON/TALBOT/HIBBERD/

CHESTER CO, PA OBITS

LORETTA'S PAGE

CHESTER CO, PA WILLS

DOLLY'S PAGE

LEIGH'S PAGE

1880 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS

QUAKER _SELLERS

Abernathy Family

SELLERS HALL of DELAWARE CO, PA

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History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, With Genealogical and Biographical Sketches
(J. Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, 1881)
http://www.archive.org/details/HistoryOfChesterCountyPennsylvania1881

Some Northern Chester County History & Genealogy
<http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Epachest3/index.html>
where you will find surveys of St. Peter's, Pikeland Cemetery
and Vincent Mennonite Cemetery among other things..



LLOYD'S Manuscripts state=
Samuel SELLERS JR born 3rd month 12th, 1690 in Darby Twn,Chester Co, PA - Now Delaware Co. - son of Samuel SELLERS and Ann GIBBONS of Darby and died in same township, 6th month 3rd, 1773, 83 yrs and 11 days.
Apparent discrepancy in time being difference between Old Style and New Style of reckoning.
Married 8th month12th,1712 at Friends Meeting House in Darby to
Sarah SMITH born 3rd month 30th,1689, in DarbyTwn and died there 5th month 24th,1778. Daughter of John SMITH and Eleanor DOLBY of same place.
===
At the bottom of this page, Lynn Sellers Mack has a list of children of same  -
We have their names and married whom, but, Need their kids names - the Next generation of kids
names and spouses. msh 


1693 DARBYE TOWNSHIP TAX LIST
SAMUEL SELLERS =

Joseph Wood
John Blunston
John Wood
Josiah fferne
Henery Gibbens
Thomas Worth
Nickoles Ierland
Richard Bonsall
Robert Neylor
John Marshall
Samuell Sellers
John Hood, JR
Adam Roades
John Kirke
Robert Smyth
Anthony Morgan
Samuell Bradshaw
Thomas Bradshaw
William Garrett
Mickell Blunston
Thomas Coates
Samuell Levis
Joseph Need
Edmund Cartige
John Hollwell
John hood senior
John Smyth
Thomas Smyth
John Bartram
Richard Parker
Thomas Fox
Little Morten
Mounce Stalker
Hance Urin
Swan Boone
John Ball
Daniell Hibbert
Josiah Hibbert
Thomas Smyth for a freeman



        From: HERMON
             hermfagley@juno.com
   Darby Twnsp of Chester Co.  The northern most of modern Delaware Co.
Darby Creek divides from s Philiadelpia Co.    LIKELY a Quaker Samuel Sellers. 

========

A new article has been added at Newspaper Abstracts > United States > New Jersey > Gloucester http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=942

Direct link to article: http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=58961
Submitted by: Gigimo

Article Title: The American Weekly Mercury

Article Date: June 16 1743

Article Description: David HOWELL Wanted for Stealing.

Article Text:

On the 7th and 8th of this instant June was stolen from the subscriber, living at Billens-Port, Gloucester County, West-New-Jersey, the following goods, &c. viz. A brown colour'd cloth coat, with metal buttons, a double breasted jacket of the same, with brass buttons on one side and pewter on the other, a new racoon hat, a pocket book with a bond for six pounds, a fifteen shilling bill, , a five shilling bill, and several other small bills in it. They were stolen by one David HOWELL, an Englishman, aged about 25 years, short of stature, ruddy complexion, light hair, and battel-knee'd. He had on a cinnamon-colour'd jacket, ozenbrigs shirt, new leather breeches, bluish worsted stockings, and old shoes, with part of the toe of one of them burnt off. He served his time with one Samuel SELLERS, near Darby in Chester County.

Whoever takes up and secures the said thief, so that he may be brought to justice, shall have forty shillings reward, and reasonable charges, paid by Bartholomew SAPLES.



HISTORY OF CHESTER CO, PA
contributed by MARY A. SUTPHIN
EMail =

Samuel SELLERS* of Darby and Anna GIBBONS
married 1684
several children

   son Samuel**8 born 2-12-1690/died 1773(83yrs)(WEAVER)
   married 1712
   Sarah SMITH
      son Samuel*** born 5-20-1715/died 12-31-1785(WEAVER)
      married 7-28-1737
      Jane WOOD born 9-5-1716/died 3-5-1790
      they moved from Darby to West Bradford (now Pocopson)
      soon after marriage (1737)

     children =
      HANNAH married Isaac PEIRCE
      SARAH married Abel WICKERSHAM
      SAMUEL married Mary TAYLOR
      MARY married James TRIMBLE
      ANN married John TAYLOR
      JONATHAN married Deborah TAYLOR

1790 CHESTER CO=

SELLERS, GEORGE, Honeybrook twn, page 66 = 1-4-3 (Honeybrook made from what land?)
SHELLER, WM, Honeybrook twn, page 66 = 1-3-3
SAYLOR, PHILIP, Honeybrook twn, page 66 =1-3-3
neighbors =

SELLERS, PAUL, E.Marlborough twn,page 63=1-0-1 (had two sons George per 1794 will)
LELLER, WILLIAM ,"            "       " =1-2-4
(next=Price, Scott, Moore,Pyle,Pusey,Jackson)

SELLERS, Johathan, W. Bradford twn, page 72 = 1-2-2
SELLERS, SAMUEL ,   "                 "     =. 3-3-3
(next=Harry,Moore,Marshal,McNaght,McMaster)

SELLERS, JOHN, W.Nantmilltwn, page 74 = 2-2-2
(next Starret, Story, Robison,Thompson)

NO CELLER/ZELLER

CLEAVERS


1791 JANE HANSON EST
SAMUEL SELLERS, ADM 



1791/1794 PAUL SELLERS OF E. MARLBORROUGH WILL
SON, GEO THE ELDER
SON, CONRAD
SON, PHILIP
SON, GEO THE YOUNGEST
EXEX,SON , GEORGE
WIT=ABEL WICKERSHAM, SAMUEL SELLERS 

1800 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS =
PETER SELLER, PAGE 788= 00100-01010-00
GEORGE SELLERS, PAGE 721=31110-21001-00
GEORGE SELLERS, PAGE 725=20002-30110-00
JONATHON SELLERS, PAGE 758=10101-03010-00
SAMUEL SELLERS, PAGE 758=01221-00011-00

WILLIAM WICKERSHAM, PAGE 770=00201-12101
PETER  WICKERSHAM, PAGE 770=2111-00201
AMOS WICKERSHAM, PAGE 770 =10010-00100

PUSEY=

neighbors =



1805 SAMUEL SELLERS ESTATE
EXECS= ISAAC SELLERS AND SAMUEL SELLERS 

1810 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS =

FREDRICK SELLARS, PAGE 362 VINCENT TWP
JONATHAN SELLARS, PAGE 139 WEST BRADFORD TWP
JONATHAN SELLARS,JR, PAGE 139 WEST BRADFORD TWP
JONATHIN SELLARS, PAGE 139 WEST BRANDFORD TWP
GEORGE SELLERS, PAGE 236 EAST NANTMEAL
GEORGE SELLERS, PAGE 192 UPPER OXFORD
WILLIAM SHALLER, PAGE 368 VINCENT
GEORGE GARRETT, PAGE 330 GOSHEN
BALTZER ZELLARS, PAGE 276 LADSBURY

=====================
1816/1817 JONATHON SELLERS WILL
DAU, ELIZ NICHOLAS
DAU, LYDIA ARCHER
3 YOUNGEST DAU'S ASENATH, HANNAH, SARAH
SON JOSEPH
mentions, Jonathan MADDEN,
EXECS= SON JOSEPH, COUSIN GIDION WICKERSHAM
WIT = THOMAS MARTIN, NEAL HOOPES 


1820 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS =
SAMUEL SELLARS, PAGE 32L EAST MARLBOROUGH
GEORGE SELLERS, PAGE 316 UPPER OXFORD
ISAAC SELLERS, PAGE 459 WESTTOWN
JONATHAN SELLERS, PAGE 291 WEST BRADFORD
JOSEPH SELLERS, PAGE 291 WEST BRANDFORD
RUTH SILLEY, PAGE 302 EAST FOLLOWFIELD
SAMUEL SILLEY, PAGE 288 WEST BRANDORD

====

from ALLEN
Allen Strause <strause@ciwemb.edu>
Also in the Chester County Archives, Poorhouse records, 1800 - 1910, there ia a Conrad Sellers, 80 y/o, assisted out of the poorhouse in 1827 & a Conrad Sellers, discharged  in 1828. Perhaps this is the Conrad Sellers named in Paul Sellers will. Allen S.



1830 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS =
DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 228 UWCHLAN (this township is listed in 1790, but no Sellers)=

ISAAC SELLERS, PAGE 75 W.BRADFORD
JONATHAN SELLERS, PAGE 322 E. MARLBOROUGH
JOSEPH SELLERS, PAGE 75 W. BRADFORD
SAMUEL SELLERS, PAGE 322 E. MARLBOROUGH
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 49 UPPER OXFORD 



DEBORAH PENNOCK SELLERS born 9-16-1812-died 11-11-1877
Father: Samuel Sellers
Mother: Sarah Pennock

married 5-16-1832 E.Marlborough Twp,Chester,PA to: Simon Martin, b. 28 AUG 1806 in , Chester, PA


1840 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS =
 DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 28 BRANDYWINE
ISAAC SELLERS, PAGE 73 W. BRADFORD
JONATHAN SELLERS, PAGE 334 E. MARLBOROUGH
JOSEPH SELLERS, PAGE 73 W. BRADFORD
MUEL SELLERS, PAGE 73, W. BRADFORD
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 250 UPPER OXFORD 

========

East Vincent German Reformed Church (1881); Chester County, PA
Members of the congregation copied from the church archives of the church, in 1846;
Philip Sellers



1850 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS INDEX =
WILLIAM SELLAR, PAGE 339 WEST FOLLOWFIELD
ELANOR SELLARS, PAGE 338 WEST OWFIELD
HARRIET SELLER, PAGE 100 NEW LONDON
JOSEPH SELLER, PAGE 110 POCOPSON
SAMUEL SELLER, PAGE 110 POCOPSON
EDWARD SELLERS, PAGE 408 WESTTOWN
FREDERICK SELLERS, PAGE 25 UWCHLAN
JOHN SELLERS, PAGE 161 E. COVENTRY
JONATHAN SELLERS, PAGE 109 POCOPSON
THOMAS SELLERS, PAGE 349 W. FALLOWFIELD



1850 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS

JONATHAN SELLERS 73 PA, PAGE 109 POCOPSON
JANE 62 PA
SAMUEL W. 38 PA
SUSANNA C. 26 DE
JANE JP? 6 PA
ESCOL SCIDMORE 5 PA
ANESATH H. 1F PA
SUSAN HENRY 16 PA
ANDERSON BRADERF? 73 IRELAND

JOHNS? WICKERSHAM 68 PA
SARA 68 PA

SAMUEL SELLERS 81 PA born ca  1769 (son of Samuel SELLERS 1742 and MARY TAYLOR?) PAGE 110 POCOPSON TWN = ? = (married Sarah PENNOCK and had NO KIDS?)
SARAH 82 PA

SIMON? MARTIN 44 PA
DEBORA MARTIN38 PA
MARGARET MARTIN 17 PA
SARAH ANN MARTIN 15 PA
MARY MARTIN 13 PA
SAMUEL S? MRTIN 9 PA
ELIZABETH MARTIN 7 PA
REBEIAH EUCINA/EMMA? MARTIN 4F PA
next
ISAAC SELLERS 71 PA (son of ?)
LYDIA 26 PA
ISRAEL 24 PA
ABIAH 19M PA
SAMUEL 18 PA
JONATHON 11 PA
ISRAEL SELLERS 65 PA
MARY BAILEY 30 PA
MARGARET J. MCCASLIN 25 PA
HARRITT E. 4 PA

JOSEPH SELLER 62 PA
RACHEL 58 PA

ROBERT BALDWIN 51 PA
AYER 45 PA
and kids

WILLIAM SELLER 55 PA, FARMER, PAGE 339 WEST FALLOWFIELD
and others

FREDERICK SELLERS 28 PA, FORGMAN, PAGE 25 UWCHLAN TWN
MARGARET 28 PA
AMANDA 8 PA
GEORGE W. 4 PA
FRANCES L. 2M PA

FRANK SELLERS 36 PA, STONEMASON, PAGE 351 TREDYFFRIN
living with
WM SHAFER 28 PA
ELIZ 21 PA

EDWARD SELLERS 15, PA, BOARDING SCHOOL, PAGE 408 WESTTOWN

HARRIET SELER 17 PA, PAGE
living with
EDWIN CONRAD/CONARD 36 PA
PHIL? 29F PA

JOHN SELLERS 41 GERMANY, LABORER, PAGE 56 LOWER OXFORD
HANNAH F. 20, PA
JOHN M. 15 PA
JULIA S. 11 PA
WILLIAM H. 8 PA
GEORGE W. 4 PA
MARY A. 8/12 PA

JOHN SELLERS 23 ----, PAGE 161 EAST COVENTRY
living with
JOHN H. EVANS? 34 ---------, FARMER
ELIZABETH 30 -------

THOMAS SELLERS 21 PA, LABORER, PAGE 349 WEST FALLOWFIELD
living with
SAMUEL WALKER 46  , FARMER
LEVINA 39 PA
next
MARY WINDLE 60 PA

1850 CHESTER CO, PA, twn of W.Follow?
HANNAH REUBENUM 55 PA
TAMER WICKERSHAM 25F PA
JONATHON REUBENAM 19 PA
next
ABSOLUM BAILY 55 DE
MARY 40 PA
next
JAMES FREEL 54 PA
HANNAH 49 PA



1860 CHESTER CO, PA =
ABIA SELLARS, PAGE 739 POCOPSON
JONATHAN SELLARS, PAGE 740 POCOPSON
SAMUEL SELLARS, PAGE 739 POCOPSON
ELIZABETH SELLER, PAGE 549 VALLEY

FREDERICK SELLER, PAGE 924 WALLLACE =
Frederick Sellers 38 Martha Sellers 38 Amanda Sellers 18 Francis Sellers 11 Alfred Sellers 9 Elwood Sellers 5 Lindley Sellers 2 Mary E Sellers 10/12

GEORGE SELLERS, PAGE 229 HONEYBROOK=
Isaiah Guiney 43 Eliza A Guiney 31 Rachel Guiney 8 Robert Guiney 6 Daniel Guiney 1 George Sellers 13


GEORGE SELERS, PAGE 664 PHOENIXVILLE =
George Sellers 38 pa, LIVING with several others

JOHN SELLERS, PGE 325 N. COVENTRY
JOHN SELLERS, JUN. PAGE 455 LOWER OXFORD
JOHN M. SELLERS PAGE 454 LOWER OXFORD
SAMUEL SELLERS, PAGE 772 WEST FELLOWFIELD
WILLIAM SELLERS, PAGE 772 WEST FELLOWFIELD
WILLIAM C. SELLERS, PAGE 773 WEST FELLOWFIELD
JAMES SELLEY, PAGE 508 LOWER UWCHLAN



1870 CHESTER CO, PA
FREDRICK SELLARS 48 PA, PAGE 63 E CALN =
Fredrick Sellars 48 Martha Sellars 50 Lindley Sellars 11 Mary Sellars 10 Taylor Sellars 9 Fredrick Sellars 6


A.M. SELLERS 22m GA(yes), PAGE 387 LOWER OXFORD
ABIAH SELLERS 59 PA, PAGE 489 POCOPSON
ALFRED SELLERS 18 PA, PAGE 87 W BRADFORD
AMANDA SELLERS 20 PA, PAGE 214 E VINCENT
ANNABELLA SELLERS 17 PA, PAGE 290 WESTTOWN
CADWALADER SELLERS 45 PA, PAGE 209 W CHESTER
ELENOR SELLERS 80 PA, PAGE 22 UWCHLAN

ELWOOD SELLERS  15 PA, PAGE 321 W WHITELAND =
Henry Good 31 Amanda Good 27 George Good 6/12 Elwood Sellers 15

F. JOHN SELLERS 44 PA, PAGE 454 N COVENTRY
FRANCIS SELLERS 25M PA, PAGE 212 W CHESTER
FREDERICK SELLERS 70 PA, PAGE 22 UWCHLAN =
Frederick Selers 70 Elizabeth Hickman 55

GEORGE SELLERS 43 PA, PAGE 355 LONDON GROVE =
George Sellers 43 Rebecca P Sellers 34 Elwood B Sellers 16 Jssie F Sellers 13 Rebecca J Sellers 9

JAMES SELLERS 71 PA, PAGE 21` UWCHLAN
MARY A SELLERS 30 PA, PAGE 489 POCOPSON
MARY J. SELLERS 50 PA, PAGE 165 W CHESTER
MATHIAS SELLERS 44 PA, PAGE 140 W FALLOWFIELD
MORRISON SELLERS 23, PAGE 137 W FALLOWFIELD
REBECCA SELLERS 52 PA, PAGE 140 FALLOWFIELD
ROBERT SELLERS 15 ME, PAGE 564 SCHUYLKILL
SAMUEL SELLERS 50 PA, PAGE 291` HONEYBROOK
THOMAS W SELLERS 40 PA, PAGE 137 W FALLOWFIELD
WILLIAM SELLERS 46 PA, PAGE 135 W FALLOWFIELD
WILLIAM SELLERS 75 PA,  PAGE 141W FALLOWFIELD
=====

1870 CHESTER CO, PA Mortality=
Rachel SELLERS 70 PA/pneunomia 

=========
1880 CHESTER CO, PA CENSUS



From: Hugh and Sandy Sellers <hubie19@swbell.net>

A lineage chart from the "SELLERS LETTERS" (C) M. Sims was published...sent by Marvin Sellers, 14402 Grassmere, Tustin, CA He write that Samuel SELLERS and Mary TAYLOR had 4 daughters and sons Israel, Issac, Samuel (who married Sarah PENNOCK) and Jonathan (Marvin's ancestor) who married Jane WICKERSHAM.

Jonathan was born 1776 in West Bradford, Chester Co, PA and married in 1810 at Mashalton, Chester Co, PA to Jane WICKERHAM. Jane was born in 1787 in Newlin Twp, Chester Co, PA. Jonathan died 1854 and Jane died in 1866 both in Pocopson Twp.

The lineage starts with Thomas and Elizabeth of Belper-Duffield Parish, Derbyshire, England, pre 1655. A son, Samuel,I (1655-1752) married Anna GIBBONS and lived at SELLERS HALL, Upper Derby, PA.

The chart is hand printed and didn't copy too well. I will list the surnames I can read.... MARSHALL, VERNON, SMITH, ASHMEAD, PRITCHETT, GIBSON, LLOYD, DAVIS, HUNT, WOOL, PASCHALL, TRIMBLE, TAYLOR, PENNOCK, BAILEY, PENNOCK, WAY, WILSON, HAINES, ADDLEMAN, HUNTER, HOFFER, CLARK, GOE, POWELL, ALWIN, HENRY, FAIRMAN


1788. Simon MARTIN was born on 28 Aug 1806 in , Chester, PA. He died on 22 Mar 1885.

He was married to Deborah Pennock SELLERS (daughter of Samuel SELLERS and Sarah
PENNOCK) on 16 May 1832 in E. Marlborough Twp., Chester, PA. Deborah Pennock
SELLERS was born on 16 Sep 1812. She died on 11 Nov 1877. Simon MARTIN and Deborah Pennock SELLERS had the following children:

        +5519 i. Margaret Pennock MARTIN.
        +5520 ii. Sarah Ann MARTIN.
        +5521 iii. Mary MARTIN.
        5522 iv. Lydia MARTIN was born on 30 Dec 1838 in W. Bradford Twp., Chester, PA.
She died on 12 Oct 1839 in W. Bradford Twp., Chester, PA. She was buried in Bradford FBG,
Chester, PA.
        +5523 v. Samuel Sellers MARTIN.
        5524 vi. Elizabeth MARTIN was born on 5 Dec 1843 in W. Bradford Twp., Chester,
PA. She died on 17 Dec 1862. She was buried in , Kennett Square, Chester, PA.
        +5525 vii. Deborah Emma MARTIN.
        +5526 viii. Caleb Pennock MARTIN.
        +5527 ix. Simon Hadley MARTIN.
        +5528 x. Amy Pennock MARTIN.




Posted by Dianna Whitmer on July 30, 1998 at 22:51:34:

I am searching for any information relating Catherine SELLARS who md. (1) Eli DAVIS in Faggs
Manor, Chester Co., PA 29 Feb 1816. She was born 9 Nov 1796.

Eli was born 12 Mar 1796 and d. 7 Jun 1825.

She then married (2)Thomas GIBSON 15 Jun 1826.

I have the information about all of her children with both husbands.

ALL this info came from the Family Bible, but had no places attached except for the place of the first
marriage.

Any help/info appreciated!

email kpooh@ptialaska.net



Burials at Darby Friends Burial Ground

                      Hunt, James
                                      B: D:1717
                                                  Spouse: Elizabeth Bonsal
                      By:Doni Wright
                                                  Parents:

                      Hunt, James
                                      B:1691 D:1738
                                                  Spouse: Rebeccah Faucett
                      By:Doni Wright
                                                  Parents: James Hunt  Elizabeth

                      Hunt, John
                                     B:1716 D:1791
                                                  Spouse: Elizabeth Sellers
                      By:Doni Wright
                                                  Parents: James Hunt  Rebeccah Faucett

                      Sellers, Elizabeth
                                      B:1719 D:1794
                                                  Spouse: John Hunt
                      By:Doni Wright
                                                  Parents: Samuel Sellers  Sarah Smith

                      Sellers, Samuel
                                      B:1690 D:1773
                                                  Spouse: Sarah Smith

                                                  Parents: Samuel Sellers  Anna

                      Smith, Sarah
                                      B: D:1778
                                                  Spouse: Samuel Sellers
                      By:Doni Wright



FROM: Lynn (Sellers) Mack

             R-L-M <R-L-M@prodigy.net
I think I might have some information that might interest you and others
researching the Sellers family from Derbyshire, England that owned
"Sellers Hall".  The book, "Colonial and Revoluntionary Families of
Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, Vol. III", Edited by
John W. Jordan, LL.D., Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
1978, pp. 1412-1423, has a quite lengthy article regarding this SELLERS
family.  It is much too long to type out, but I would be happy to copy
and snail mail this article to those who think this family might be in
their line.

I will try to list a few names and dates etc.:

George Sellers, b. February 13, 1652.  Died 1686, in PA.

His brother, Samuel Sellers, b. February 3, 1655; Married Anna Gibbons
1684. d. November 22, 1732 at "Sellers Hall"

The children of Samuel and Anna are:

Sarah Sellers, b. July 13, 1685 married 1703, John Ashmead

Mary Sellers, b. December 13, 1687, married (1) William Marshall (2)
Isaac Vernon, both of Chester Co., PA.

Samuel Sellers Jr., b. May 12, 1690

Anna Sellers, b. April 1693, married Thomas Pritchett.

*****
Samuel Sellers Jr. was born in Darby township, Chester Co., PA, May 12,
1690. He married Sarah Smith October 28, 1712, and died at "Sellers
Hall" June 3, 1773.

The children of Samuel Sellers Jr. and Sarah Smith Sellers are:

Samuel Sellers (3) b. July 20, 1715, m. September 28, 1737, Jane Wood.
They settled in West Bradford township, Chester Co. where he died in
1785. Sons were Samuel and Jonathan

Hannah Sellers b. February 10, 1716, d. 1794

Elizabeth Sellers, b. 1719, d. 1794

Mary Sellers, b. 1723, d. 1777

Joseph Sellers, b. June 15, 1726, d. Dec. 1, 1790

John Sellers b. 1728

This information is from the first two pages.  There is much, much more!

I will try to answer direct questions through email.

I hope this is helpful to others.  I don't seem to be related to this
line. <it figures!!> <g>

Lynn (Sellers) Mack
R-L-M@prodigy.net



Woods that tie to the Sellers.

   From:
        VicMacd <VicMacd@aol.com>
 

George Wood (c 1625-27 Feb/Apr 1705
from Bonsall, Derby to PA 1682 with family. Certificate of Removal
27 May 1682.
1000 acres in Darby; lived in what is now known as the Swedish Cabin in
Upper
Darby PA.
Memer of First PA, Assy. 1682-83
Died in Darby, buried at Meeting Grounds.
married in England HANNAH(Buried 9 Jan 1687 in Darby).
children:
1.Mardy, died 1698
married Richard Bonsall,
died 1699 to PA 1683;
2. George,
 (3) J.P.,PA Assy.1704 to 1717
married Elinor Bevan
(4) Elinor married Evan Bevan, brother of Elinor Bevan
(5) Joshua
(6) Elizabeth

ELIZABETH WOOD 1655-1703
born in England to PA with parents in 1682
married 10 Sept. 1686 at John Blunston's House, Darby, JAMES HUNT
(1640-1771)



August 11, 1860
VILLAGE RECORD

Biography JOHN << SELLERS>>  was born in Darby, Chester (now
Delaware) county, 7th month, 19th (old style) 1728. His
grandfather, Samuel << Sellers>> , came from Derbyshire, England, in
one of the vessels that came with William Penn, - took up one
hundred acres of land in Darby, and followed his trade of
weaving. His marriage is said to have been the first among the
'Friends,'in Darby. His father, also named Samuel, was born
and lived on the same premises, followed the same trade of
weaving, and was somewhat noted for his mechanical ingenuity.
He erected the first TWISTING MILL, it is believed, in
Pennsylvania (a complex machine for twisting worsted,) - and
became famous for coverlet and camlet weaving. Samuel died in
1773, in his 83d year. JOHN, the subject of this notice, was
the youngest son. He was likewise a weaver. In early life he
manifested a more enterprising disposition than his father had
done. After receiving very little schooling (as was usual at
that day,) he acquired by his application to books a knowledge
of surveying, which he began early to practice, and became
eminent, in the county, as a Land surveyor. His mechanical
ingenuity was early manifested, by his construction of wire
Rolling screens, and Sieves, for cleaning wheat, flax seed,
&c., he being the first, it is believed, who made them in
America. He discontinued the common weaving soon after he
began the wire weaving business, - which latter he followed -
together with Dutch Fan making - until the commencement of the
Revolutionary war. The ingenious art of weaving wire seems to
have been inherited by his Descendants. His enterprise was
manifested in the improvement of his paternal and purchased
estate; in discovering sites for mills, erecting first on
small scale, proportioned to his means, then altering and
improving as means were increased. - In the course of his
life, he dug on his own estate about three miles in length of
mill race, and erected six mill dams. He was several rimes,
(viz. from 1767, to 1771) elected a member of the Provincial
Assembly, for the county of Chester. Some time before the
commencement of the Revolutionary war, he was appointed by the
Governor and Council one of the Surveyors to run a straight
line from the middle Ferry on Schuylkill to Lancaster,
preparatory to laying our the Strasburg road, and by the same
authority, in 1773, one of the Commissioners for laying out
said road. He was likewise appointed one of the Commissioners,
or Engineers, to examine and ascertain by surveying and
leveling, whether a navigable Canal (such as the present Union
Canal,) would be practicable between the waters of the
Susquehanna and the Schuylkill. When the Proprietary
government was abolished, and a new form established, he was
chosen a Representative for the county of Chester, in the
first Legislative body that met under the new form of
Government; but declined to serve. He was always of opinion
that it would not answer well to vest the whole power of
legislation in a single House. In 1768, he was chosen a member
of the American Philosophical Society. In 1789, he was
elected, by Delaware county, a member of the Convention that
modified the Constitution of 1776; and in the following year,
he was elected to the State Senate, from that county. He was,
also, one of the Surveyors who ran the Division Line between
Chester county and the then new county of Delaware. While
Thomas Mifflin was Governor, he was appointed an Associate
Judge of the County Court, but declined to serve. He was born
and lived on the same spot where his grandfather had settled,
and where his father had lived and died; and there he died, on
the second day of the second month, 1804 - in the 76th year of
his age.


1. February 15, 1870 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #24147 February 15, 1870 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice
SELLERS
     - In Pocopson, on the 3d of February, of Pneumonia, RACHEL SELLERS,
wife of Joseph      Sellers, in her 79th year.

2. November 30, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #23860 November 30, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage
HAINES -      SELLERS - On Thursday, November 18th, at the residence of the
bridefather, S.W.     Sellers, Esq. by Rev. Daniel Wit, Mr. W.H. HAINES, of Chester county, to Miss JENNIE      P. SELLERS, of Prince Edwards county, Virginia.

f 3. September 4, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #23611 September 4, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage
SELLERS -     HUNTER - On the 19th of August, in Philadelphia, by the Rev, Theodore
Stevens, Mr.     ESCOL S. SELLERS, of Sandy River, Prince Edward County, Virginia,
formerly of      Chester county, to Miss CHRISTIANA W. HUNTER, of Swedesboro, New
Jersey.

4. March 9, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #23183 March 9, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage SELLERS -
     MOORE - On March 4th, by Rev. JOHN S. GILMORE, at Kennett Square, Mr.
     THOMAS M. SELLERS, of Chester County, Pa. to Miss LYDIA MOORE, of the
same      place.

5. September 15, 1868 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #22682 September 15, 1868 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage GOOD
     SELLERS - In West Chester, on the 10th inst. by Rev. A.G. Compton,
Mr. HENRY     GOOD, to Miss AMANDA E. SELLERS, all of Chester county.

6. November 27, 1866 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #20921 November 27, 1866 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice
In     Pocopson township, on the 1st day of Nov. JANE SELLERS, aged 79
years.

7. November 1, 1864 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #19014 November 1, 1864 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice In
     Pocopson, on the 24th inst. JONATHAN T. SELLERS, aged 24 years.

8. April 22, 1862 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #17073 April 22, 1862 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
10th inst.     by J.G. Entriken, V.D.M. Mr. J.F. SELLERS to Miss SALLIE KATE
PENNYPACKER,     oldest daughter of Mr. Amos Pennypacker, both of North Coventry.

9. August 11, 1860 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #15617 August 11, 1860 VILLAGE RECORD Biography JOHN
     SELLERS was born in Darby, Chester (now Delaware) county, 7th month,
19th (old style)

     1728. His grandfather, Samuel Sellers, came from Derbyshire, England,
in one of the     vessels that came with William Penn, - took up one hundred acres of
land

10. January 24, 1860 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #15133 January 24, 1860 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice In
     Pocopson township, on the 7th inst. SUSANNA C. SELLERS, wife of
Samuel W. Sellers,     and daughter of William and Assenath Wilson, aged 35 years, 4 months and 9 days.

11. October 18, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14901 October 18, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
13th     instant, in Pocopson township, by Samuel W. Sellers, Esq. Mr. WILLIAM
STEAL, to Miss     ELIZABETH W. PIERCE, all of Marshalton, Chester county.

12. November 1, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14917 November 1, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
15th     ult. by Samuel W. Sellers, Esq. HENRY WILSON, to ANNA MARIA DAVIS,
all of     Chester county.

13. November 1, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14918 November 1, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage In
Pocopson     township, on the 6th ult. by SamW. Sellers, Esq. JAMES SHREEVES, to
HANNAH A.     COOPER, all of Chester county.

14. November 8, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14940 November 8, 1859 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
29th     ult. in Pocopson township, by S.W. Sellers, Esq. WILLIAM CARRSON to
MARGARET     THOMAS all of Chester county.

15. December 28, 1858 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14283 December 28, 1858 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice
In West     Fallowfield township, on the 10th of November, Mrs. ELLENOR SELLERS,
wife of Wm.     Sellers, aged 59 years.

16. November 9, 1858 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14179 November 9, 1858 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
27th     ult. in Pocopson township by Samuel W. Sellers, Esq. Mr. CROMWELL P.
MOORE, to     Miss EDITH WALKER, of Birmingham, Chester county.

17. October 5, 1858 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #14065 October 5, 1858 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At the
City of     Lancaster, on Thursday evening, Sept. 30, by Thomas Burrowes, Mayor,
Mr.     JONATHAN T. SELLERS, to Miss MARY M. BATTIN, both of Pocopson
township,     Chester co.

18. April 7, 1857
     Abstract: ITEM #12917 April 7, 1857 ViLLAGE RECORD Death Notice At
her     residence, in Patton township, Centre county, MARY SELLERS, widow of
Paulser Sellers,     and daughter of Thomas and Mary Roberts, formerly of East Whiteland
township,     Chester county.

19. April 14, 1857
     Abstract: ITEM #12948 April 14, 1857 ViLLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
2d inst. by     Rev. GEO. F. MILLER, Mr. FABER SELLERS, to Miss LIZZIE R.
OVERHOLTZER,     both of Pottstown.

20. March 10, 1857 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #12835 March 10, 1857 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On the
5th inst.     by the Rev. Alfred Hamilton, Mr. THOMAS W. SELLERS, to Miss MARGARET McNISS,     all of Chester county.

21. January 8, 1856 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #11889 January 8, 1856 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage January
1st, in     Pocopson township, by S.W. Sellers, Esq. Mr. JOSEPH EDWARDS to Miss
SARAH S.     WALTON, all of Kennett, Chester county.

22. May 8, 1855 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #11521 May 8, 1855 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage By
     Friends'ceremony, at the residence of John Sellers, in Upper Darby,
on Fifty-day, the     23d ult. ELI GARRETT of Wilmington, Delaware, to FRANCES SELLERS,daughter of     John Sellers.

23. June 2, 1855 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #11548 June 2, 1855 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice In
Pocopson, on     the 21st ult. ISAAC SELLERS, in the 76th year of his age.

24. July 10, 1855 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #11586 July 10, 1855 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice in
Pocopson     township, on the 22th ult. SAMUEL B. SELLERS, in the 18th year of his
age.

25. November 28, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #11119 November 28, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice
On the     19th inst. in Pocopson township, ISRAEL SELLERS, in the 70th year of
his age.
 

26. August 29, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #10896 August 29, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD Death Notice In
Pocopson,      on the 19th inst. JONATHAN SELLERS, aged about 78 years.

27. April 11, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #10654 April 11, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage In
Pocopson     township, on the 23d ult. by Samuel W. Sellers, Esq. EPHRAIM B.
KELLEY, to SUSAN     E. BASS, all of Chester county.

28. April 25, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #10674 April 25, 1854 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At
     Penningtonville, on Thursday, the 20th inst. by Rev. Allen J. Hires,
Mr. WILLIAM     SELLERS, to Miss MARY A. CROSSON, daughter of Mr. Daniel Crosson, ofWest     Fallowfield.

29. October 18, 1853 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #10190 October 18, 1853 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At
West     Chester, Oct. 8th, 1853, ABIAH SELLERS, to Miss MARY GILL, of West
Bradford,     before Henry Fleming.

30. November 5, 1850 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #8265 November 5, 1850 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At
Pocopson, on     the 26th ult. Samuel W. Sellers, Esq. Mr. HENRY BROSIUS, to Miss
CHARITY     WALTER, all of East Marlborough township, Chester county.

31. June 5, 1849 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #7653 June 5, 1849 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At the
house of Wm.     Walter, in East Marlborough, on the 30th ult. by Samuel W. Sellers,
Esq. Mr. JOHN     SHARPLESS, of East Goshen, to Miss MALINDA W. WALTER, of EastMarlborough,     Chester county.

32. September 12, 1848 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #7273 September 12, 1848 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On
the 26th     ult. East Marlborough, by Samuel W. Sellers, Esq. Mr. LEWIS HAGGERTY,
of Chatham,     to Miss LYDIA ANN HOOPES, of East Marlborough; all of Chester county.
 

33. October 3, 1848 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #7284 October 3, 1848 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At West
Chester,     Sept. 28, 1848, by Henry Fleming, MOSES WAY, to MARY T. SELLERS [
both of East     Marlborough.

34. January 9, 1844 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #5736 January 9, 1844 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At West
Chester,     by H. Fleming, Esq. Jan. 4th, 1844, SAMUEL W. SELLERS, to Miss
SUSANNA U.     WILSON, both of Chester county.

35. September 13, 1842 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #5313 September 13, 1842 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage On
Tuesday     the 6th inst. by the Rev. John S. Jenkins, Mr. JOHN J. CALLENDER, of
Doylestown, to     Miss SUSANNAH SELLERS of Hilltown, both of Bucks county, Pa.
 

36. August 18, 1824 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #1313 August 18, 1824 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage At Mill
Bank,     Delaware county, on the 31st ult. by Samuel Davis, Esq. Mr. PETER
HILL, Merchant, of     Philadelphia, to Miss HANNAH SELLERS, daughter of Nathan Sellers,Esq.

37. June 30, 1824 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #1282 June 30, 1824 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage In
Philadelphia, on     the 3d instant, by Joseph Watson, Mayor, Mr. CHARLES CADWALLADER,Merchant, of     Dolington, Bucks county, to Miss RACHEL SELLERS, of Philadelphia.
 

38. January 9, 1811 CHESTER & DELAWARE FEDERALIST
     Abstract: ITEM #52 January 9, 1811 CHESTER & DELAWARE FEDERALIST
     Marriage Married by M. Marshall, Esq. the 25th ult. JONATHAN SELLERS,
of West     Bradford, to JANE WICKERSHAM of Newlin, both of Chester county.

. August 10, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD
     Abstract: ITEM #23566 August 10, 1869 VILLAGE RECORD Marriage FERTIG
-     ZELLERS - By Rev. J.B. Knipe, on the evening of the 14th, Mr. W.
FERTIG, to Miss     BARBERY ZELLERS, all of West Chester.



CONTRIBUTED BY:
             "Charles L White" <clwhite@cooke.net
http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/cgi-bin/moa/sgml/moa-idx?notisid=AFJ8568
Directory of Chester, PA 1859-60
Lists several SURNAMES (including SELLERS) of Chester in 1682--No given
names

1880 CHESTER CO, PA
GERTIE SELLERS 9 PA, GRANDDAUGHTER
LIVING WITH W.H. MOORE

   From:
        JStubbs100@aol.com

          PACHESTE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [PACHESTE] POWELL, SELLERS, VANCE

Is anyone researching or familiar with the family of Thomas B. POWELL of
Uwchlan or Honeybrook or E. Brandywine Twps., Chester Co. (son of Israel POWELL of
Hopewell Twp., Chester Co.)? Thomas B. POWELL m. Sarah Ann SELLERS
between 1830 and 1840.  They had an adopted daughter Emma or Emily who m.
---
VANCE and may have had a daughter, Valeria VANCE b. abt 1878.  Thomas B.
POWELL and Sarah Ann are buried in Brandywine Manor Presbyterian Cemetery.
  Thanks for any help.
Judy


   Date:
        Sun, 11 Feb 2001 08:14:35 -0800
   From:
        "Judith Heald" <jwh6@psu.edu>
        PA-QUAKERS-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [PA-QUAKERS] WATSON/SELLERS Chester - Centre Co  1750-1850+
 

George Sellers (son of Joseph and Hannah PASCHALL SELLERS) was born 1754
died 1828. He married Catherine__? who may have been  the widow of an Agnew.

The census of 1790 lists George Sellers in Honeybook Township in Northern
Chester County.

According to the SELLERS Family History, in 1804 George SELLERS bought a
farm of 86 acres in South Western Chester County, lying partly in West
Fallowfield and partly in Upper Oxford. While living here his daughters
presumably were intermarried with Passmore, Watson, and Schagel families.
The Watsons lived near Lebanon.
My questions:
Who were these WATSONs who lived near Lebanon and married into the SELLERS
family?

Did they move to Centre County as several of the SELLERS did?

The SELLERS were Quaker in the late 1700's.  Some are buried at Sadsburg
FBG, and some in Centre County both at the old FBG at Stormstown and at the
non-Quaker Grey's Cemetary nearby.  Were the WATSONs Quaker?

TIA - Judy

Judith Walter Heald            jwh6@psu.edu

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

Cardington is along Cobbs Creek adjacent to West Philadelphia, in the vicinity of Marshall Road. Although it contained several mills, it was slow to develop as a residential area because many workers lived in Blockley, now West Philadelphia.

The area originally belonged to Samuel Sellers and John Marshall. John Marshall owned a saw mill that was converted by his grandson, Thomas, to a fulling mill in 1762. Another grandson John, operated a grist mill in the same vicinity until 1776. The Marshall homestead stood for nearly 160 years near where Powell Lane meets Marshall Road. In 1723, Marshall petitioned the court to construct a road from his home to his mills. Marshall Road was one of the earliest roads into West Philadelphia where it connected to Gray's Lane. Gray's Lane ran from Haverford Road to Gray's Ferry, sometime referred to as the lower ferry.

In Cardington, John Sellers (1728-1804) owned a grist mill in 1757, and in 1798 he built what is alleged to have been the first cotton mill in Delaware County. His descendants added grist, saw, paper and cotton mills. Coleman Sellers (1781-1834) built a foundry and machine shop in 1828 that was named the Cardington Iron Works and Sellers Locomotive Works.

Several generations of the Sellers were wire weavers, a trade they monopolized for many years. They invented wire "cards," used in textile mills to comb fibers into alignment so that they could be woven or spun. It was in the Cardington Iron Works that Coleman Sellers made the "cards" and other equipment for the textile, paper and locomotive industry. The Sellers Locomotive Works made several locomotives for the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, later known as the Pennsylvania Railroad and now part of Conrail. This plant built the "America," one of the first locomotives. Although the plant discontinued making locomotives, it continued to manufacture parts for other locomotive manufacturers.

Bankruptcy hit the Cardington Iron Works/Sellers Locomotive Works in 1838. They were purchased by John Wiltbank who rented the mills to Nathan Baker in 1842, who converted them to produce cotton cloth. Joseph Whiteley bought the mills in 1865 then sold them to James Wolfenden, Jr. and Jesse Shore in 1881. In 1852, Wolfenden & Shore were renting other nearby mills that they purchased in 1863.

Although the Sellers family gave Cardington its name, it was the Whiteley brothers and the Wolfenden family that contributed most to its growth. Whereas, the 1826 Report of Delaware County on the subject of manufacturers listed tenement houses for the mills in Kellyville, none were listed associated with the Sellers mills on Cobbs Creek. However, an 1848 map reveals that Church Lane ran to Marshall Road and on both sides of Church Lane there were eight houses. Just above Church Lane, North of Marshall Road, there were three additional homes. The 1851 tax records reveal that less than ten tenants lived in Cardington. In 1872, the number had increased to sixty- four, due mainly to the tenement homes built by Whitely and then Wolfenden & Shore. In 1875, besides the tenement houses, there where several single houses along Marshall Road and a few on Powell Lane and Church Lane. In June 1891, Jonathan and James Wolfenden submitted their development plan of Cardington. In the early!
1900's, there were three rows of tenement houses. One was called "12 gun row" and the other "Whiskey Row." One row is still standing on old Marshall Road, coming down the hill where the original Marshall Road bridge crossed Cobbs Creek. By 1900, approximately 400 people were living in the Cardington area, but aside from Marshall Road and Church Lane, the area was still undeveloped.

The influence of the Sellers family is forgotten. The "old timers" living "around the Creek" remember the mills of Wolfenden & Shore, that employed 250 people in 1881. The mills made cloth for World War I uniforms and civilian suits and overcoats. Most of its cloth was made from reprocessed carpets that the mill cut-up and processed into woolen yarns. Mr. Arthur (Pops) Jackson remembers having worked in the mills in 1923 when he was sixteen years old. As a boy he made $6 a week. A top weaver in those days made about $25 per week from which he paid Wolfenden & Shore about $1.25 per week rent for a tenement house.

Wolfenden and Shore began in 1852 and closed in 1928. At its peak, it employed nearly 500 people. When it closed, 225 people were still employed. In 1928, the Evening Bulletin reported the closing of the mills after seventy-six years. It also reported that the mills and twenty acres were sold to the Fairmount Park Commission for $1.1 million. A subsequent taxpayers' suit, denied in the court, claimed that Philadelphia paid more than $30 per acre for property valued at $2,500/acre. In 1930, the Commission demolished the mills.

By 1892, Jonathan (John) and James Wolfenden owned most of the Cardington area including two rows of tenement houses and fifteen single homes. In various generations, the Wolfenden's lived in at least three mansions, none standing today. One stood behind the present super market and playground on 69th Street. The other stood at Powell Lane on Marshall Road and was demolished when Marshall Road was widened. The third was bought by the Zappasodi family and was sold to the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and is now the location of their parking lot. In 1926, David H. Wolfenden, born in 1891, was the Vice President of the Wolfenden & Shore Company. His hobby was organizing a nationally successful soccer team in the Cardington area. Several members of the team were hired by the Company to play soccer, many professional soccer players came from Cardington. David's brother, James, born 1889, was the President of the Company. He was a director for several banks and also interest! ed in the soccer team. Daniel R. Muff, Jr., a descendant of James Wolfenden, Jr., lives at 241 Powell Lane in a home that was built in 1826, probably by the Sellers Family.

The Wolfenden family was active in Upper Darby civic and political activities. James Wolfenden III was a commissioner in Upper Darby and for twenty years (1928-1948) he was a member of the United States House of Representatives. His mother, Pherenna, was an original major contributor to the Delaware County Memorial Hospital.

Cardington had its own school located at Harrison and Watkins Avenues. It was originally a one- story school built in 1922. Later two additional floors were added before it was demolished. Cardington Fire House, Engine #4, was originally built in 1916. Today there is a memorial in front of the firehouse and it includes a large bell taken from the Burd Orphan Asylum when it was demolished in 1930. Excluding the houses along Church Lane and a few on Watkins Avenue, most of the houses were built early in this century by developer Louis Zell. A plan to develop the 400 block of Kent Road and the 6800 of Montgomery Avenue was submitted to the Planning Board In 1923.

Like so many other mill areas, the community was a clannish one where several generations of the same family lived, died and were buried. Many former residents of the area are buried in the nearby Southwestern Burial Grounds. Although the cemetery belongs to the Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, there is an area containing the remains of non- Friends.

The mills are gone, but there are remnants of the Western Ice Company plant built around 1920. On top of its roof stood a large sign that read " ICE NEVER FAILS". When the mills closed, many workers went to work for the Kent Mills but continued to live in Cardington. Not far from Cardington stood the Millbourne Mills, owned for many years by the Sellers family. Many of its employees lived in Cardington. This mill operated until 1926 when it was razed to make room for the now vacant Sears, Roebuck store.

Looking back, it is difficult to believe that Upper Darby was at one time a major textile center. That industry and other mills along the creeks, were the basis for the development of the four hamlets little villages. Aside from the hamlets, the remaining areas continued to be mostly farms, orchards, large estates and dairies until the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Do we know anything about this John Sellers of Cardington, PA? The John Sellers (1728-1804) would be the perfect age to be the brother of Robert Sellers Sr. of Burke County, NC and James T/Y Sellers of Chatham County, NC. He supposedly owned a mill and I believe it was around the Philadelphia area.

 

Georgia #1
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

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  Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester Co. PA

December 31, 1907

A Family Reunion

A family reunion was held on December 29th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Evans, Gum Tree, a large number of guests being present. An elaborate dinner was served in true holiday style. Those present were: Mr. Evans' mother and brother, Charles, of Steeleville; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ferguson and family of Lancaster; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watson and family, of Landenberg; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ritter and family of Atglen; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hershey of Gordonville; Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Sellers, Gap; Mr. Robert Myers and sister, Mr. B. Fairlamb, Gum Tree.

Transcribers notes: H. C. Evans - Howard C.; Mr. Evans' mother - Margaret Clingan Evans; W. W. Ferguson - William W.; G.T. Sellers - George T.

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