I am seeking family members of John Avant Sellers. He was born 1824 in
died 1882 in Newton Co., Tx. Some referrences have his middle name as Evan
but tombstone has Avant. He married Martha Ann Griner in 1840 Brainbridge,
Decantur Co., NC.(GA?,msh) She was born 1817 and died 1884. Have never connected to
The couple settled in Georgia, Thomas Co. by 1844 and moved to Texas,
Co. by 1860.
Children of this couple:
1. Simon b. 1844 m. Susan Peacock
2. Louise b. 1846 m. Charlie Adams
3. Susannah b. 1852 m. John Willet
4. George Henry b. 1854 m. Emma Powell (my line)
5. Amanda b. 1858 m. Daniel Howell
Contact me RonTrisha@aol.com
1850 BAKER CO, GA Census
EVERETT CELLARS 26 SC , page 68 11thdist
MARTHA ANN 31 SCRAVEN CO,GA
ELIJAH 8, BAKER CO, GA
SIMEON 6 "
LOUISA 4 "
MARTHA 4 mo "
WILLIAM CELLERS 76 NC, page 68
with Alex and Eliz PEACOCK 45SC/38NC and kids Dooley Co, Ga and Thomas
Co,Ga (post kids names/ages- Susan 1844?)
and Nancy PEACOCK 79, Mecklenberg, NC (ALL in one house)
John Avant Sellers and Martha Ann Griner had son:
George Henry Sellers b. 1854 Ga d. 1921 Newton
married 1875 Newton Co., Tx to
Emma Luvenia Powell b. 1860 Jasper Co., Tx d. 1925 Newton Co., Tx
Children all born in Leesmill, Newton Co.,Tx:
1. John Avant Sellers, b. 1878 d 1940 Newton Co., Tx
m. 1900 Newton Co., Tx Ella Octavia Hamlett
Most of their children died young with the exception of Faye b. 1911
John Everett b. 1919 d 1967 La.
2. George Delaware Sellers b. 1879 d. 1908 Newton Co., Tx
3. Emma Eudora Sellers* b. 1881 d. 1957 Many, La
m. 1899 Newton Co., Tx Thomas Richard Taylor Hancock
Tom left Texas for employment in the timber industry after Newton and
Jasper Co.'s had been cleared. He settled in Fullerton, La and was
there in the timber industry until it closed and then was company overseer
The couple had 5 children: Tommie b. 1902 d. 1903, Ora* m. Jesse
Rabon b. 1900 d. 1977 Lake Charles La., Pete b. 1905 Buno, Tx d. 1988
Bastrop, La, Charles b. 1908 Tx d. 1985 Many, La and Katheryn m. Fred
Burham, b. 1911 Tx d. 1991 Ca.
4. Nora Angeline Sellers b. 1883 d. 1930 Tx m. Robert Cully Stevens 1910
5. Laura Amanda Sellers b. 1886 d. 1954 Tx m. James Anderson Perego 1905
6. James Monroe Sellers b. 1888 d. 1970 Lake Charles, La. m. Stella Patton
7. Benjamin Marvin Sellers b. 1890 d. 1925 m. May Collins 1913
8. Allliie Sellers b.1893 d. 1912Tx
9. Arina Loraine Sellers b. 1894 m. James Morgan 1919
10. Louis Carroll Sellers b. 1896 d. 1967 Tx
11. Ramsey Sellers b. 1898 d. 1967 Orange, Tx. never married
12. Raymond Sellers b. 1898 d. 1972 Los Angeles, Ca. He married in
and had a number of children but I have never been able to track them down.
*denotes lineage of Patricia Rabon Haynes at RonTrish@aol.com