SOUTH CAROLINA


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 South Carolina Census Index - SELLERS SURNAME - 1790-1890

 South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

ARCHIVES, 2009 = http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Search.aspx

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STUDY these land changes/Names, they may help us follow our families. msh

Proprietary Counties, 1682

In 1682, after the first hard years of settlement, the Proprietors ordered three counties laid out. Berkeley County, centering around Charleston, extended from the Stono River on the south to Seewee Creek (present-day Awendaw Creek) where it emptied into Bulls Bay on the north. Craven County lay north of Berkeley, and below Berkeley, Colleton extended to the Combahee River. Later, a fourth county, Granville, was laid out between the Combahee and the Savannah rivers.


Parishes of the Anglican Church

Throughout the colonial period, the small population and its limited legal needs kept most government, records keeping, and judicial activity confined to the municipal limits of Charleston. Parishes of the established Anglican Church served as election districts, and courts with jurisdiction over the entire colony sat in Charleston.


Districts, 1769-1784

Georgetown extended from the North Carolina line to the Santee. Charleston lay between the Santee and the Combahee. Beaufort sat between the Combahee and the Savannah. Northwest of Georgetown was the Cheraws District, bounded on the west by Lynches River; west of the Cheraws was the large district of Camden, bounded on the west by the river system of the Santee, Congaree, and Broad; south and west of Camden, two more large districts extended to the Savannah River--Orangeburg to the south, and Ninety-Six to the north.


Districts and Counties, 1785

The 1785 act gave the Cheraws District the counties of Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Darlington; it divided Camden District into York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland, Claremont, and Clarendon counties. It gave Ninety-Six District the counties of Spartanburg, Union, Laurens, Newberry, Abbeville, and Edgefield. And it divided Orangeburg District into Orange, Lewisburg, Lexington, and Winton (an early version of Barnwell) counties.


Districts and Counties, 1786-1790

In 1786, part of the unorganized Indian land, which had been taken from the Cherokee Indians during the American Revolution and lay northwest of Ninety-Six District, became Greenville County; in 1789, the remainder of the Indian land became Pendleton County. A few counties had been set out in the three Low Country districts of Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort, but there, where the old parish system was well established, the counties failed to take root.


Districts, 1791-1799

In 1791, the four Orangeburg counties were abolished, and two new districts were created. Washington District was formed to encompass the counties of Greenville and Pendleton. Pinckney District took York and Chester counties from Camden District, and Spartanburg and Union counties from Ninety-Six District.


Districts and Counties, 1791-1799

In 1791, Salem County was formed from portions of Claremont and Clarendon counties; and Kershaw County was formed from portions of Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield, and Richland counties.


Districts, 1800-1814

In 1800, most of the counties were formed into districts. Washington, Pinckney Ninety-Six, Camden, and the Cheraws districts vanished, and the counties they had encompassed became districts. Claremont, Clarendon, and Salem counties became Sumter District. Marion District was formed from part of Georgetown, Colleton District from part of Charleston, and Barnwell District from part of Orangeburg. Georgetown yielded Horry District in 1801 and Williamsburg District in 1804. That same year, Lexington District was formed from Orangeburg with roughly the same territory as the old county of the same name.


Districts, 1815-1867

In 1826, Pendleton was divided into the two districts of Pickens and Anderson. In 1855, Clarendon District was taken from Sumter with the same boundaries as the old Clarendon County of 1785.

U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 about Matthias Cellar Name: Matthias Cellar Gender: M (Male) State: South Carolina Town: St Paul Residence Year: 1760 Household Remarks: He is on the Petit Jury list.

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from CAROLE
Carole Walker [mott@navacore.net]
AUG 30, 2009
Marie and all - don't know if you are aware of this? I found some of my families that went through SC here.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx

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From PAULA
Paula Gretchen [gallmankane@gmail.com]

S213184: Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series) CHANDLER, JAMES, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=105932 = ADAM SELLERS in 1773

I cant tell it looks like Leonan Shullers -
 
 
S213184: Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series)

PRIAR, MARY, PLAT FOR 15 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.   1774
 
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=112475
Check this one out!
 
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=112748
 
S213184: Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series)

SELLARS, JACOB, PLAT FOR 350 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.

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from

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lewgriffin/p844.htm
Herman Geiger1 Male, #13493, (before 18 December 1707 - November 1751)

Biography* Herman and his family left Switzerland in September 1736, and arrived in Charleston, SC, on February 1, 1737. Herman Geiger became a trader with the Catawba Indians. About 1750, he rescued several friendly Indians from a band of hostile Canadian Indians who had captured them near Charleston, SC. The following summer, Herman, having set out for the Catawba Nation in company with a half-breed, was captured by several of the very party of Canadian Indians from whom he had rescued the friendly Indians a year before. They carried Herman Geiger toward the Great Lakes and finally killed him. Herman Geiger's will was proved December 6, 1751. In the SC Gazette of June 18, 1753, John and Henry Gallman advertized for the creditors of Herman Geiger, dec'd. John Gallman was one of the executors of Herman Geiger's estate. John Gallman, who had apparently married one of Herman's sisters, married second Herman Geiger's widow, Elizabeth, and took her children into his home. Henry Gallman, brother of John, married Herman Geiger's daughter Elizabeth.



SELLARS        , Thomas          1779 Colony, SC Resident            Old 96th District
JOHN SALTER = 1779 96TH DIST
JOHN SALTER = 1779 96TH DIST
RICHARD BARRETT = 1779 96TH DIST


South Carolina Militia:
John Seller, pvt, Capt John Morrison's Co, Col. John Chevillette's
Battalion of SC Militia in      the 1759 Cherokee Expedition,
reported 6 June 1760
Mathias Seller, pvt, (never appeared) a list of deserters, sick,
non-appearances, belonging to the detachment of Colleton Co (prob.
1760s)


Indian Branch Stream = Anderson Co, SC

re sources of information re NC troops
during the War Between the States...

The standard reference is a series of
books which are being published by
Historical Publications here in Raleigh
called "North Carolina Troops". 13
volumes have been published so far.

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HISTORY OF THE OLD CHERAWS
CONTAINING

An Account of the Aborigines of the Pedee

THE FIRST WHITE SETTLEMENTS
THEIR SUBSEQUENT PROGRESS, CIVIL CHANGES, THE STRUGGLE OF THE REVOLUTION, AND GROWTH OF THE COUNTRY AFTERWARD

Extending from About A. D. 1730 to 1810

WITH NOTICES OF FAMILIES AND SKETCHES OF INDIVIDUALS

BY THE  RIGHT REV. ALEXANDER GREGG, D.D.

Bishop of the P. E. Church in Texas Formerly Rector of St. David's Church, Cheraw, So. Ca.

SELLERS and many others.



MARRIAGES (no county given) Info from = ?
 SELLERS, ANDREW             B526 BENIGER, DOROTHY            Oct 18 1804
 SELLERS, ANDREW             B653 BRANDEBURG, MARY            Jan 26 1813
WHETSTONE, MAGDELEN         S462 SELLERS, ANDREW             Aug 20 1803
WHITE, SARAH                S462 SELLERS, JACOB              Feb 19 1801
 SELLERS, JOSEPH             M520 MUNGO, JANE (no date-listed with some of 1838)
 SELLERS, JAMES              H400 HILL, ELEONER MRS           Nov 01 1795
 SELLERS, WILLIAM             "    , ELISABETH (is this a ditto for Hill?msh) NEED DATE!
ZIEGLER, JACOB              S462 SELLERS, MARGERET           Jun 05 1810
 CELLAR, SARAH               A536 ANDREWS, SAMUEL             May 08 1772
SELLER, FREDERICK           H620 HARRIS, MARY SUSAN WIDEM (1774-1890)
HORNE","Peter","SELLERS","Sarah",20,"May","1771","Colleton Co.","SC"
"HORNE","Peter","SMITH","Mahalah E.",23,"Feb","1832","Colleton Co.","SC"

A few days since Mr. Alexander Chovin was married to Miss Polly Tart, daughter of Mr. Nathan Tart, and not to Miss Mary Seller, as mentioned in The General Gazette. (Ibid.) Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS. (1732-1801.)

WAR RECORDS, BIBLE RECORDS will show earlier marriages, please send, msh


 1778 CAMDEN DISTRIC, SC =
John SELLARS (born before 1758)



1778 CHARLESTON CO, SC=
PETER HORN, no twn
DAVID SAYLOR
NO SELLERS


1779 NINETY SIX DIST., SC=
Thomas SELLARS
Need neighbors= 

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Districts and Counties, 1785 The 1785 act gave the Cheraws District the counties of Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Darlington; it divided Camden District into York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland, Claremont, and Clarendon counties. It gave Ninety-Six District the counties of Spartanburg, Union, Laurens, Newberry, Abbeville, and Edgefield. And it divided Orangeburg District into Orange, Lewisburg, Lexington, and Winton (an early version of Barnwell) counties.

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Districts and Counties, 1786-1790 In 1786, part of the unorganized Indian land, which had been taken from the Cherokee Indians during the American Revolution and lay northwest of Ninety-Six District, became Greenville County; in 1789, the remainder of the Indian land became Pendleton County. A few counties had been set out in the three Low Country districts of Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort, but there, where the old parish system was well established, the counties failed to take root.



1787 EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, South Carolina =
THOMAS SELLERS 
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Sellers in 1790 South Carolina Census:
Head of Family/Free White Male 16 & up include head of fam./FWM under 16/FWFemale 16 & up include. head of fam./FWF under 16/Others/Slaves/Remarks
SELLERS
Hardy 1-3-3 Cheraws District p. 48
John 1-0-1 Cheraws District p. 48
Phillip 1-1-1 Cheraws Dist. p. 48
William 1-0-3 Cheraws Dist. p. 48
SELLARS
Andrew 2-2-2 Orangeburg Dist. p. 98
Howel 1-1-3 Ninety-Six Dist. p. 63
John 1-3-3 Orangeburg Dist. p. 98
SELLER
Thomas 2-0-2 Ninety-Six Dist. p. 63
Philip 1-0-1 Charleston-St. Philip/St. Michaels p. 40
Thomas 3-1-4 Charleston-St. Philip/St. Michaels p. 42
SELLERS
Benjamin 1-3-3 Georgetown Dist.-Prince George p. 56
Jacob 1-4-4 Ninety-Six Dist.-Newberry p. 78
Jesse 2-1-3 Orangeburg-south part p. 102
James 1-0-0 Orangeburg-south part p. 102
John 2-0-3-0-0-1 Camden Dist. p. 28


Contributed by BELINDA GUERETTE
                         guerette@Alaska.NET

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In 1786, part of the unorganized Indian land, which had been taken from the Cherokee Indians during the American Revolution and lay northwest of Ninety-Six District, became Greenville County; in 1789, the remainder of the Indian land became Pendleton County. A few counties had been set out in the three Low Country districts of Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort, but there, where the old parish system was well established, the counties failed to take root.


1790 YORK CO, SC CENSUS
1790 SELLERS         John              028    2  73= 2  0  3  0  1= 2 MALES over 16 = before 1774
                                                                                                 3 FEMALES
                                                                                                 1 SLAVE
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Districts, 1791-1799 In 1791, the four Orangeburg counties were abolished, and two new districts were created. Washington District was formed to encompass the counties of Greenville and Pendleton. Pinckney District took York and Chester counties from Camden District, and Spartanburg and Union counties from Ninety-Six District.


OCT 13, 1800 SION  SELLERS of SC sells 100 acres on 7 CREEKS (D/247) TO Elias Duncan
Witness = JORDAN SELLERS AND BENJAMIN SELERS

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Districts, 1800-1814 In 1800, most of the counties were formed into districts. Washington, Pinckney Ninety-Six, Camden, and the Cheraws districts vanished, and the counties they had encompassed became districts. Claremont, Clarendon, and Salem counties became Sumter District. Marion District was formed from part of Georgetown, Colleton District from part of Charleston, and Barnwell District from part of Orangeburg. Georgetown yielded Horry District in 1801 and Williamsburg District in 1804. That same year, Lexington District was formed from Orangeburg with roughly the same territory as the old county of the same name.



1800 BARNWELL DIST, SC
SARAH QUEST, PAGE 51=10200-10011-04
WILLIAM QUEST, PAGE 44=20110-20010-00
SELLERS?
1800 DARLINGTON CO, SC
JOHN SELLERS 3-0-0-1-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-0



1800 MARLBORO CO, SC

WILLIAM SELLERS 3-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0 


1800 ORANGEBURG CO , SC
DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 311
JAMES SELLERS, PAGE 313
JESSEE SELLERS, PAGE 313
QUESS?



1800 PENDLETON DIST, SC
DAVID SELLERS, PAGE 16=21010-31110-01
NO QUESS

1800 WACCAMAW CO, SC
ROBERT REVE, PAGE 770=30010-00010-00
WILLIAM RUSS, PAGE 767=03021-20401-00
BENJAMIN SELLARS, PAGE 776=01201-01110-00
JORDAN SELLARS, PAGE 776=01010-01010-00
JACOB STANALAND,PAGE 764=20001-21101-00
JAMES STANALAND, PAGE 764=20010-21010-00

1800 YORK CO, SC
CAPT JOHN SELLARS 0-0-0-1-1-1-0-1-1-0-0-5



From:
       Srpound@aol.com
    :   SCROOTS-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:  [SC] Index for James Jenkins' book

Here is the entire index. I will try to do lookups for you if you keep in
mind it may take me awhile. Sandra
JAMES JENKINS BOOK INDEX (Printed for the author in 1842)

Sellers, Leven 160=



NOV 16, 2002
JettPlane@aol.com
The counties in SC prior to the revolution were not counties as we know them
today, and their boundaries were ill defined.  They had no courthouses of any
type until 1769, and then only rudimentary courts and not deed records.
Those were the districts, and all of Laurens, Spartanburg and Abbeville
Counties was in the 96 District.  All deed records were filed in Charleston
until after the Revolution.  The colonial South Carolina counties were long
and relatively narrow and ran from the coast to the mountains.  Most land in
Laurens County was said to be either in Berkeley or Craven County;  Granville
was a strip along the Savannah River, or well south of modern Laurens County.
 Boundaries were so ill defined in the back country that quite a bit of the
original grants in Spartanburg, and some in Laurens, were from North
Carolina.  The boundary was determined with some certainty for the back
country only in 1772.  The westernmost part of the state (Pendleton
District), basically everything beyond modern Spartanburg, Laurens and
Abbeville Counties, was set aside as Indian territory, though there were some
illegal colonists there. After the Revolution, the line of settlement
advanced west until only a very small portion of the state remained as Indian
lands.

See <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/3837/sc_countyhistories.html">http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/3837/sc_countyhistories.html</A>.
 

Jett Hanna
7006 Edgefield Drive
Austin, TX 78731
phone 512.349.7253
email jett@jetthanna.com
http://www.jetthanna.com



from
Bonnylass7@aol.com
Enumerations of ex-confederate soldiers and widows of deceased soldiers

Civil District Court Act 71 of 1908

Name: Sellers, A. J.
age     : 72
state enlisted: SC
Regiment & Co: 26th SC F
ward: 6
date married: blank