I am trying to identify Phoebe, said to be Phoebe Sellers, who married
John Campbell and settled with him in Scott County, KY, where he died
in 1793. She later married James Denny. Children (Campbell) included
Lindsay, Mary, James, Jane, Elizabeth, John, and perhaps others.
Mary, my ancestor, married James Wickersham, son of Isaac and
Elizabeth (Frazier) Wickersham, of Warrington (PA) and Hopewell(VA)
NOW we do have SELLERS/WICKERSHAMS from CHESTER
CO, PA =
HANNAH SELLERS married REUBEN WICKERSHAM probably ca 1800
SARAH SELLERS married ABEL WICKERSHAM probably ca 1760's
ANY info on your WICKERSHAM'S appreciated = WHO/WHERE they are -
I haven't followed them - Which ones came to KY?
Hope we can Help each other - Other members may have info - marie, iowa
My Wickersham line, beginning with my grandmother, is: Lillian,
William H., Milton, James, Isaac, Richard, Thomas. James married
Sally Plunkett in Amherst County, VA, in 1793 and she apparently died
shortly before or after James moved to Woodford County, KY. He then
married Mary Campbell, daughter of John and Phoebe (Sellers?)
James and Mary (Campbell) Wickersham lived in Woodford County before
moving around 1806 to Scott County. In Woodford at that time were a
Joseph and a John Sellers.
Any help in identifying Phoebe will certainly be appreciated.
PHIL - Can you get us a copy of this marriage license, with
( He then
married Mary Campbell, daughter of John and Phoebe (Sellers?)
Did any of their Other Kids marry here?
Copy of Any marriage license, etc=
PHIL - Thanks - WE don't have a Lot of PHOEBE SELLERS' -
I see Washington/Greene Co, PA with a Phoebe
ANYONE else have a PHOEBE /SELLERS connection?
WE have Campbells here also, But, NOT Proven to Scot Co, Ky OR where
his first land?
>From Wash Co, PA=
ONE John Campbell from YORK CO, PA to Wash Co, Pa = his sons JOHN & went
to BELMONT CO, OHIO
ONE John Campbell = connected to FAYETTE CO, KY=
his will /death of 1786 , state of Ky, owned land in Allegheny, PA
FLEMINGS and BEARDS connected
MOST of this is History of Washington Co, PA
ONLY CAMPBELL I saw in a quick glance of KY/Scott Co =
JOHN CAMPBELL born 1775 IRELAND, this was 1850 Scott Co, KY
SO many possibilities!
Have you followed any of these kids of JOHN and PHOEBE to 1850 census =
So we know STATE born?
CROGHAN, GEORGE, ESQ. Passyunk, City of Phila [Late of Pittsburg].
June 12, 1782. September 3, 1782. S.164.
Estate in Robinson Run and Chartiers Creek - Several thousand acres.
Daughter: Susannah [Wife of Augustine Prevoit]. Nephew: John Ward.
Kinsmen: Thomas Smallman, William Powell. Friends: John Campbell [of
Pittsburg], James Forrest, Rachel Gratz [Daughter of Bernam Gratz].
Wit: Ann Gallagher, Jacob Seler, L. Weiss.
don't know this family
KY REV WAR PENSIONERS OF 1818= LINDSAY CAMPBELL, CHILDREN #886
1820 CALDWELL CO, KY =
LINSEY CAMPBELL, PAGE 31
I think I forgot to check 1810 Caldwell
AND Caldwell had NO info on line on him under Rev War Soldiers - but, may
Not list ALL of them-Yet-
When/where did your 1810 Scott Co, KY LINSEY CAMPBELL die?
Is he the one who married 5-5-1806 FANNY GRAHAM (have to go back and
born ca 1780? or 1765/1784 on 1810 census?
WM CAMPBELL will of Scott Co, KY 1803/4 = wife Eliz and lists kids names -
you probably have?
NEED a Will, War Record, Census, showing where a child born So we know
where to start!
Thanks, marie, iowa
Most important people. George Grogan,CROWN ASST INDIAN AGENT- LOYALIST
JOHN CAMPBELL,FT PITT INDIAN TRADER-namesake of Campbell co,N KY.
GRATZ AND SIMON -JEWISH PHILADELHIA AND LANCASTER FUR MERCHANTS
CROGHAN WAS IN ILLINOIS 1765 BUYING LANDS AT KASKASKIA FOR GRATZ AND
EDWARD WARD-BULIDER OF 1ST FT PITT
THOMAS SMALLMAN-VERY BIG IN SW PA IN AREA OF ISAAC SELLERS ON SAW MILL
CROGHAN ONCE HAD 100,000 ACRES + SW PA-WV ; GRANTS AND SIMON BIG TRACT
ARE any of these KIDS theirs? =
1810 SCOTT CO, KY =
ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, PAGE 168=20010-10010-00
ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, PAGE 173=10010-20010-00
ALLEN CAMPBELL, PAGE 184=22001-10010-00
DAVID CAMPBELL, PAGE 174=00010-00101-00
JAMES CAMPBELL, PAGE 168=10010-00100-00
JOHN CAMPBELL, PAGE 175=11010-31011-00
LINSEY CAMPBELL, PAGE 189=10010-31010-00
WILLIAM CAMPBELL, PAGE 180=30010-20010-00
JAMES DENNY, PAGE 167=10001-11101-00
JAMES DENNY, PAGE 178=10110-20110-00
LEWIS DENNY, PAGE 171=20011-11201-00
FIELDING DENNY, PAGE 182=00011-10020-00
CHRISTOPHER DENNY, PAGE 184=30010-11010-00
Would you be willing to share abstracts from Scott Co, Ky and etc you
Our SELLERS do share - May have to SEE You =
SOMETIMES, IT could be the Other Names connected to -
I did copy the will from Washington Co, PA, connecting to Fayette
if you want = will send-
Thanks for Any Help - Perhaps, others will SEE something here - marie,
n your Nov. 10 posting regarding Phoebe Sellers you include this item
regarding Lindsay Campbell:
"KY REV WAR PENSIONERS OF 1818 = LINDSAY CAMPBELL, CHILDREN #886"
I wonder if this list included the children of soldiers killed in
War of 1812. The Lindsay Campbell who was the son of Phoebe
(Sellers?) Campbell apparently died in 1813 and is probably the one
who served in the 10th Reg't (Boswell's), Kentucky Militia. Whether
he was killed during the war is not known.
This Lindsay Campbell is the one who married Fanny Graham in Scott
County, KY, in 1806.
PHIL - This list didn't give any names - It did state= Sergeant,
commencement on May 11th 1813 - per month = 4 and annum = 48 -
but, seems they should be on a record somewhere!
Could try and read his 1812 war file - sometimes Not much info - But, we
don't have too much to lose ?
PLEASE - send us the names/ages of the kids of MARY CAMPBELL and
WICKERSHAM and Who married and Went Where -
Checked Several - Not all 1850 census for campbells this age to show
of BIRTH =0
I did Not check VA info much - some is on film- but, much on line now
The IGI chart I checked didn't list ANY Source and NO info = Believe
said REMOVED -
But, can't you get the name/address of submitter and contact ? PLEASE try
- Most people Don't send a name without some info = MayNot Also prove out
- But, we can try -
THANKS for sharing , marie, iowa
I am sending this to you rather than the list because I am reluctant
to inflict more Campbell and Wickersham genealogy on the Sellers list
members without knowing for sure that Phoebe was a Sellers.
James and Mary (Campbell) Wickersham had three fairly certain, but
perhaps five, sons. No daughters have been identified. The
uncertainty occurs because of uncertainty in the date of marriage of
James and Mary, which may have been before 1800 and was certainly
before 1810. The children are:
Josiah, b. 1790-1800,
probably in Woodford County, KY; d. ca.
1849 in Sangamon County, IL. Josiah could be a son of
James' first wife, Sally Plunkett.
John Hawkins, b. 1805,
probably Woodford County, KY; d. St.
Isaac, b. about 1806,
probably Woodford County, KY; d.
Carthage, Jasper County, MO.
Milton F., b. about 1814,
probably Scott or Harrison County,
KY; d. Chicago, but lived from about 1845 to 1870+ in
Springfield, IL, and is buried there.
Lindsay C., b. about 1817;
not known from any family tradition
but suspected as a son because of name. Mary (Campbell)
Wickersham's oldest brother was Lindsay Campbell.
Lindsay Wickersham is known from only two records: (1) A Henry
County, KY, marriage bond for the marriage of Sarilda
Wickersham to Elisha Rouch, dated 10- 13-1845, and (2) the
1850 Henry County census which lists L. C. Wickersham, age 33,
saddler, b. KY, Sarah Wickersham, 32, b. KY, Frank P. Wickersham, 6,
b. KY, and Catherine Wickersham, 4, b. KY, all in the
household of Capt. John Berry.
Josiah m. Patsy Rucker
John Hawkins m. Sarah Ann Owen
Isaac m. (1) Catherine George, (2) Christiana ----
Milton F. m. Susan Ann Tunnell
Lindsay C. m. Sarah ---
"Phil Ellsworth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Phoebe Sellers item you sent appears to be from IGI. There
number of others for brothers and sisters of Elizabeth naming John and
Phoebe (Sellers) CAmpbell as the parents. I know of no other
documents identifying Phoebe and that is my immediate Sellers
objective. Incidentally, Elizabeth married David Achison, as shown by
a burned Scott County, KY, deed.
Thanks for your help.
JAMES and ALL - Check Your Harrison Co,KY info and Advise. Thanks,
In the LDS Family Search Ancestral file under the Ordinance Index it shows=
JOHN CAMPBELL m:1778 to PHOEBE SELLERS
8.LINDSEY b:???? d:1813
All listed as born in KY
PHIL - I would Kinda like to see the FAMILY CHART on John CAMPBELL
AND WENT WHERE=
Let Our SELLERS PROVE if she is OURS!
I WOULD APPRECIATE a chart on your WICKERSHAM/CAMPBELL children =
names/dates/married and went to
( You may have sent us this,msh) recheck
ALSO, advise if the JAMES? DENNY in 1810 SCOTT CO, KY is our PHOEBE
SELLERS CAMPBELL DENNY = they are still having kids = born under 5 =
OR grand kids? or
JAMES AND WIFE are over 45?
ADVISE any info on JAMES DENNY -
YOU must have some info files on these families ?
Thanks, hope you understand my questions/Needed Info/
I don't have a copy of the 1810 Scott County census but suspect that
any children in the James Denny household must be grandchildren.
James signed his will on 11 April 1811 and died before August, when
Phoebe and others signed probate papers. Here are some of the names
that appear in the Denny probate papers: Lindsay Campbell, Joseph S.
Norris, Christopher Denny, Sally Denny, Stephen and Catherine Ritchey,
F--- and Jane Denny, Lewis and Sally Denny, Alexander Curry, Elizabeth
Hatton, Sam Denny, Nancy McHatton, Jeremiah Williams, Hugh Alexander,
John R. Wheatley, Edward Hendrix, Aaron Denny, Fielding Denny, Ruth
Denny. Perhaps some of these will be recognized as having Sellers
CARLAH/alvin - THANKS - don't know Why I can't/didn't extract this info,
But, Great, You found and sent/shared
NOW, does it continue these kids on down to marriages and their families?
AND if child BORN 1779 KY - better check out the Old War/Ky battles/Ky
WHO submitted info - kinda like to have Direct Contact-
ANYONE tried the CAMPBELL genforum board (its older than genconnect)
OR CAMPBELL Family ?
MY GOODNESS SAKES - We sure haven't had Much Sharing of Info Here -
But, Perhaps, like Me , I didn't know exactly where to start with JOHN
BUT, we have Other Campbells Now to follow/trace/prove-
WOULD like the Old Wars (when we first came to KY with John SELLERS
ANY CAMPBELLS in those depositions taken by people?
EXTRACTIONS of Campbells =
MOST of these came from PA?
DID WE also have others from VA about this time?
OR were they already here because of land changes from KY CO, VA? to KY
Then we Need to study the VA info
I didn't extract VA info when doing this search =
NEED info -
NOW, I don't mind checking out charts - BUT, I want/like to start with a
AND did we kinda run out of Where we Are? Went?
AND why hasn't someone Shown where our CAMPBELL kids went?
SOME of these kids will show a Parent later down the line
ALSO, side note to below =
The Lindsay CAMPBELL died 1813 had kids as heirs or this is another
"Campbell Guardianship: James Campbell
is appointed guardian to
Malinda, Harriet, and John Campbell -- infant orphans of Lindsay
Campbell, dec'd. Security: Nathaniel Campbell. May, 1817. Pg. 247.
This Nathaniel Campbell may be the one who married Jean Chambers
Harrison County on 9/4/1807. I don't know how or if he was related to
Lindsay, but he is not named among the heirs of John Campbell.
Some of the children of John and Phoebe can, I believe, be traced
the IGI records. However, I have felt that the first priority is to
prove the identity of Phoebe.
Sellers Run in Harrison County was named after Lt. John Sellers who
the area in 1776 from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with Capt. John
Hinkson. A grant for 1,400 acres was issued to John Sellers and James
(also from Cumberland County) for the land in 1786. John Sellers later
settled in Woodford County after selling off the land by 1793. Part of the
town of Cynthiana was founded on a portion of this land which was purchased
by Robert Harrison, it was named after Cynthia and Anna Harrison his
daughters. A picture of Sellers Run is at:
A map of the survey is at:
This is probably more than you wanted to know. See ya.
I have a DENNIS campbell b:15 jun 1822 =Bourbon County, Kentucky along
his sister Mary Ann Campbell B:1825.
Their Parents were killed by Indians when Mary Ann was & 7 years old.
Dennis and Mary hid in the woods and watched. They were born to JOHN
Campbell JR. s/o
John Campbell Sr. and ? Sellers( this is where Carlah's 2 familys join=i
I have traced Dennis and Mary Ann:
Kentucky= both born
Tenn=dennis = mary=believed to have married twice #1=Elisha Dorman #2
Sellers( a military man)lost mary at this point
Missouri=dennis=mar:1865 dent co.=d:1897 wright co
dennis married a lavinia (mrs. simmons=war widow of john simmons)
Is there anything/anywhere else I can look?
I will search record if you tell me how to do it.
I have war record and census on only dennis and widow's pention records
do you need these?
This was on the CAMPBELL genforum board =
Posted by: Jon Musgrave
Date: October 20, 1999
I found this in the Aug. 1, 1799, edition of the (Lexington) Kentucky
Gazette. I'm not a relative, but
since I had to type this up anyway for somebody else, I thought I would
post it to help someone. I
would like to hear if anyone knows what happened to Lindsay.
Four Dollars Reward.
RAN AWAY from the subscriber, in Harrison county, at the Rocky Spring,
two apprentice boys,
bound to the wheelwright trade. One,
THOMAS MILLHOLLAND, is about nineteen years of age, 5 feet 10 or 11
inches high, fair
complexion, and light hair, had with him two waistcoats, the one scarlet
foreparts, and linnen back,
the other is striped lensey foreparts, and back of deep blue cloth; a
short coat of store stuff, striped
balck and green; a new wool hat; one pair of buckskin overalls, and some
other cloathing of linnen;
likewise a good fiddle.
LINDSAY CAMPBELL is about 18 years of age, five feet, four or five
inches high, dark
complexion, and dark hair; had cloathing as above described.--Whoever
delivers said boys, or
either of them; or secures them in any prison, so that I get them again,
shall receive the above
reward, paid by me,
N.B. All persons are forewarned from harboring them, as they shall be
punished with the utmost
rigor of the law.
HARRISON CO, KY, MARCH 1816,
HENRY SELLERS, David MCKEE, James MCMURTRY were witnessess to the will
Never did find out who this Henry SELLERS was did we?
And don't believe we ever found any other AZBY info (could be a
Will check our HARRISON CO, KYpage and see
I'M sure someone Needs Origi nal Files on these CAMPBELLS -
SOMEONE probably Did Not Pull PHOEBE SELLERS name out of the Air - They
found it on a
document We Don't Have!
1835 KY PENSION LIST =
JOHN CAMPBELL, SCOTT CO,KY
PRIV/ MARYLAND LINE
23.33 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
69.99 AMOUNT RECEIVED
JUNE 10,1833 PENSION STARTED
SO probably not the JOHN CAMPBELL born 1775 IRELAND on the
1850 SCOTT CO, KY census living alone?
I looked at my MD REV war , But, believe it only shows the ones Living
in MD - will reread-
AND send anything that could connect - marie, iowa
SHERRY, wasn't ENES MCDANIEL of early 1800 or before Bourbon/Bracken?
wife FRANCES CAMPBELL?
have we ever followed up on her CAMPBELL lines?
ALL these counties were kinda the same ca 1793 when JOHN CAMPBELL died-
SHERRY - fast glance, don't know if I saw the Isabelle marriage - Maybe
IF she was the Mother to the Kids on ENOS MCDANIELS 1802 BOURBON CO, KY
WILL with wife ISABELLA
ENOS MCDANIEL married FRANCES CAMPBELL, JUN 15, 1797, BOURBON CO, KY
Is that the county you have bondsmen,security on?
BUT, she could be the FRANCIS MCDANIEL will of 1826/ 1829 probate HARRISON
I don't know if this is male or female? Census in 1820 may show ?
No Wife or Husband shown, just kids-
Saw these here before and don't think ever followed thro.
THESE COUNTIES all lay next and were made from same land (on certain
I just discovered the website! On "Phil's Page" where I gave
Warrington and Hopewell as origins of James Wickersham, Warrington is
a Friends Monthly Meeting in York County, PA, and Hopewell is a
Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia. James went from
Hopewell to Amherst County, Virginia, where in 1793 he married Sally
Plunkett. Just when she died isn't clear, but some time before 1810
James married Mary Campbell. James' parents,Isaac and Elizabeth
(Frazier) Wickersham, left Hopewell in 1802 and settled in Jefferson
County, Ohio, where Isaac established the first hand grist mill.
The Sellers organization is the most active I have encountered,
probably because of you. I just sit at my computer and watch
information come in! It's great. I hope I do turn out to be a
Carlah Chapman <email@example.com>
I hope you turn out a SELLERS
We can use you
PLEASE SEND -marie, iowa
I don't believe we have Cumberland Co, PA REV WAR info Posted?
JAMES SELLARS - do you/we have - Confirm/Send - msh
WE should Have Each STATES REV WAR
-We should have Each SELLERS in ANY War Posted =
We have pages for most Wars - Is Your SELLERS on there!
THESE Files Are Very Important for Tracing Our SELLERS families =
IF you read One - Send Info -
Will Post to that State/Co -
> The John Campbell whose pension is described below served also
> Captain Orbison's Company, a Cumberland County, PA, militia unit. His
> application contains the only known account of the discovery and
> burial of the men slain in the massacre of Captain Phillips' ranger
> company in Woodcock Valley near Huntingdon, PA, in 1780. Rosters of
> this company list many Campbells, a Thomas Sellers, and a Holmes
> Sellers. Many of the roster names are on the 1779 tax list for Peters
> Township, Cumberland County.
> Phil Ellsworth
I'm not sure I thanked you for the information about Sellers Run and
the site with the great picture. We haven't found out who Phoebe was
yet, but I'm still hopeful. I will have to go to the LDS family
center and track down whoever identified her as Phoebe Sellers.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 15, 1999 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: Sellers Run
> Hi Phil,
> Sellers Run in Harrison County was named after Lt. John Sellers who
> the area in 1776 from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania with Capt.
> Hinkson. A grant for 1,400 acres was issued to John Sellers and
> (also from Cumberland County) for the land in 1786. John Sellers
> settled in Woodford County after selling off the land by 1793. Part
> town of Cynthiana was founded on a portion of this land which was
> by Robert Harrison, it was named after Cynthia and Anna Harrison his
> daughters. A picture of Sellers Run is at:
> A map of the survey is at:
> This is probably more than you wanted to know. See ya.
> Jim Sellars
I checked my Sellers database and didn't find a reference to Phoebe
Sellers. I'm sure she's not related to the Sellers of Sellers run. I have a
pretty complete listing of this line. She may be related to the Henry
Sellers of Harrison County. I don't have any information on him, I just
know he's a different line not related to mine. Happy hunting.