RHEA COUNTY, TENNESSEE (made in 1807 from ROANE CO)
lays next to

CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH 1825-1872
Meigs Co made in 1836 and this area was RHEA Co on dates before 1836)

1824 Concord Baptist Church of Christ was constituted in 1824 in the NE corner of RHEA (Meigs) County. Leaders of the church =
Elder MICAH SELLERS

ca 1820/25 CAIN SELLARS is listed in the WALNUT GROVE and DAVIS Academy AREA of land owners

October 1825 = ISABELLA SELLERS****, joins church by experience (ckRutherford Co., NC,msh)
October 1826 = SARAH SELLERS, joins church by experience
November 1826 = CHARITY SELLERS*, joins church by experience
April 1827 = SAMPSON SELLERS** and wife, letter granted for dismission
July 1832 = SAMPSON SELLERS*** and wife MARY join church by letter

*Is this CHARITY SELLERS from BURKE CO, NC?
**Is this Sampson SELLERS from BURKE CO,NC? and mentioned in CAIN SELLERS will of 1826 ?
***Is this Sampson SELLERS and wife Mary in 1850 Hamilton Co, Tn?


****FROM JOYCE topazkn@arn.ne
Rutherford Co. NC. will of James Thompson 5 Sep
l8l9. Probate Jan 1820 -wife Nancy, dau Isabella Sellers


1834 delegates = M. SELLERS
There are about 3-4 pages in MEIGS CO, HISTORY on the 
CONCORD/PISGAH/Churches and mentions the HIWASSEE Baptist 
Association.
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 Brogdon Family
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MARRIAGES

1830 CENSUS SCHEDULE

MALES UNDER 5
5 TO UNDER 10
10 TO UNDER 15
15 TO UNDER 20
20 TO 30
30 TO 40
40 TO 50
50 TO 60
60 TO 70
70 TO 80
80 TO 90
90 TO 100
100 AND UP
1830 RHEA CO, TN CENSUS =
SAMPSON SELLERS, PAGE 356= 010001-211001 = (ck Barry Co., Mo)
male 30/40 = 1790/1800
male 5/10 = 1820/25
female 30/40 = 1790/1800
female
female
2 females


ELIJAH BUTRAM
HYRAM MILLER
ISAIH SELLERS, PAGE 354= 210001-10001 = total = 6
male 30/40 = 1790/1800
male 5/10 = 1820/1825
2 males = u 5 = 1825/30
female
female


PETER WATTENBARGER
JACOB BUTRAM
WM W. SELLERS, page 368=2010001-13101 =
male 40/50 = 1780/90
male 10/15 = 1815/20
male u 5 = 1825/30
male u 5 = 1825/30
female 20/30 = 1800/1810


In 1836 Meigs County was created from Rhea.

 


1840 


Aug 1841 ISIAH SELLERS, born 1817, 24 yrs old DIED 1841


Contributed by ED
             EdSellers@aol.com
1830 Rhea Co. TN Census

Sellers, Wm. W.         #368    2010001-13101 =? this is an older male from 1810/20?=
male 40/50 = 1780/1790
Sellers, Isaih          #354    210001-10001 =
male 30/40 = 1790/1800
Sellers, Sampson        #356    010001-211001


From: Cindy Sellers McLaughlin
             "lunaloba" <lunaloba@texas.net>
1830 Rhea County Census:

 Isiah Sellers  2 males 0-5; 1 male 5-10; 1 male 30-40  -  1 female 0-5; 1
 female 20-30
 Sampson Sellers  1 male 5-10; 1 male 30-40; 2 females 0-5; 1 female 5-10;
1 female 5-15; 1 female 30-40
William W. Sellers  2 males 0-5; 1 male 10-15; 1 male 40-50; (1780/90) 1 female
0-5; 3  females 5-10; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 20-30.


Meigs Co made in 1836 and this area was RHEA Co on dates before 1836)

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1840 RHEA CO, TN=
1850 RHEA CO, TN=
1860 Census Rhea Co. TN

#56-482
Sellers, Joseph H.      38 WM (ca1822)SELLERS, J. W. and W250 WASSOM,Nancy 7/1/1847 McMinn)         
 "       Nancy           35 WF (ca1825)
"       Sarah E.        12 WF (ca 1848)
"       Catherine E.    11 WF
"       William L.        9 WM
"       Margaret          7 WM
"       Martha            5 WF
"       James H.          3 WM

1870 Census Rhea Co. TN

# 254
Sellers,Joseph W.       50 WM ( SELLERS, J. W.         W250 WASSOM, Nancy  07/01/1847 MCMINN)
"       Nancy           49 WF
"       Sarah E.        21 WF
"       Catherine C.    20 WF
"       William L.      18 WM
"       Margarette      16 WF
"       Martha J.       15 WF
"       James H.        12 WM
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1870 RHEA CO, TN

 Catharine C Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1850  Tennessee  White  Female   
James H Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1858 Tennessee White Male
Joseph W Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1820 Tennessee White Male
Marguritte Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1854 Tennessee White Female
Martha J Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1855 Tennessee White Female
Nancy Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1821 Tennessee White Female
Sarah E Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1849 Tennessee White Female
William L Sellars District 3, Rhea, TN abt 1852 Tennessee White Male
===== 1880 RHEA CO, TN 1900 RHEA CO,TN
From: CINDY Sellers McLaughlin

             "lunaloba" <lunaloba@texas.net>
1880 RHEA CO, TN CENSUS =
 Smith Brady 51, Harriet 42, Samuel 23, Sarah 19, Martha 14, Addie 12,
 William 10, Hariett 8, Cleopatra 6, Walter 1, Sarah Sellers 81
 (mother-in-law)
 (Micah's 2nd wife & widow)
1900 Census:
>
> Sellers Brady  42 (born July 1857)
>

From: CINDY Sellers McLaughlin

             "lunaloba" <lunaloba@texas.net>
2. Rhea County, Tennessee Wills, Inventories, Estate Settlements, and
> Guardian Reports  1810-1881 compiled by Bettye J. Broyles.
>
> >
> The History book lists only one Sellers/Sellars and that is Harriet J.
> Sellars.  This Harriet J. Sellars was born April 1838 and she married
Smith
> Brady in 1856.  They had eleven children.   That's all the information in
> that particular book.
>
> The Wills, Inventories and Guardianship book lists a Joseph Sellers on
page
> 141:  Quote comes from Will Book 1, page 366, dated April
1870--"Inventory
> and sale of estate of Charles Smith, decd, by James Smith, Adm.  Sales
> $279.35.  3/4 to Jas Smith, Isaac Cranfield, W. G. Allen, T.N.L.
Cunningham,
> Martin Isley, A.E. Frondren, Robt. Rhea, Jos Sellers, W. M. Moyers, W. R.
> Henry, and Wm Marshall."





Posted by Jon Sellers on June 11, 1998 at 16:09:27:

I would be interested if anyone has information on my great grandfather Bert Walter Sellers. I know
he died at a young age in Mountain View, TN, where my grandfather of the same name was born
around 1916. I believe Mountain View is in Rhea County.

Thanks,
Jon


1900 RHEA TN
 From KathyTindle
kltindle@earthlink.net
MARY B. MINTON 63,NC/NC/NC (CK1880 GILMER CO, GA)
JULIUS 22M GA,SON
PINKNEY 19M GA, SON
LIZZIE 22 TN, DIL
LILLIE 15 AL, DIL
CHARLIE 3 AL/GA/TN GSON
EVELINE 1 TN/GA/AL GDAU
(Mary B. Minton is a Sellers? msh = show marriage HERE also,msh)

JAMES A. MINTON 54 GA/NC/NC
NANCY E. 45 NC/NC/NC
ROBERT L. 18 NC
JOHN R. 15 GA
NANCY A. 13 GA
MAGGIE R. 8 GA
MARTHA A. 4 TN

SARAH RILEY 56 TN/VA/VA

RILEY MINTON 23 GA/GA/GA
CLEO 21 TN/TN/TN
MABEL 1 TN/GA/TN



   From:
        Rshar06@aol.com
1828  HIAWASSE BAPTIST CHURCH RHEA CO TENN

Held at Pisgah Meeting House in Rhea County (Hiwassee District) on the
Friday
before the fourth Saturday in September, 1828. Elder Eli Cleveland
delivered
the introductory sermon. Letters from 25 churches were read.

Delegates:
Pisgah - John Farmer, Daniel Briggs, Phillip Schres, John Farmer Jr.
Shiloh - Elijah Mathena, Elijah Evans
Sweetwater - Eli Cleveland, M. McSpadden, Wm. Barns, Wm. E. Pope, Levi B.
Hunt
Mountain Creek - Arnold Moss
Hopewell - George Snider, Wm. Taylor, Phillip Roberts, Thomas Morrison
Bethel - Wm Kelley, Wm Johnson
Pond Creek - Wm Jones, Saml Jameson, Jesse Hancock, Robert Garrison, John
Foster
Athens - Thomas Moreland, Amos Potts
Chestua - Wm Bayles, D. Hyden, Wm Carter
Tennessee - Saml. Liles, Achilles V. Farmer
Poplar Spring - Right Roberts, Edw Crow, A. West
Smyrna - Jas. Jones, Jos. I Monger, G. Haggard
New Hopewell - Silas Witt, Thos. Ragen, Wm. Adams, John Turner, Thomas
Burton
Big Spring - Isaac Lane, Jos. Witt, John Mathes, Joab Hill, Elias Pressnall
Conesauga - Wm. Wood, Robert F. Cooke
Goodhope - Jesse Martin, Richard Moore, Vanden K. Giles
Friendship - Drury Wilkerson, Charles Crittendon, Caleb Smith
Eastenaula - Jonathan Young, Wm Porter
Little Emory - Charles Gallaway, Thos. Liles, Hardin Evans
Concord - Micah Sellers, Wm Harmon, Gideon Ragland, Wm Burnet
Hiwassee - John Courtney, Richard Hicks
Zion Hill - Obed patty, Jesse Wells, Jas D. Sewell, Robert Newman
Bullock Pen - Wm Kirk, Thomas Harris


        From: CINDY
             "lunaloba" <lunaloba@texas.net>
 
This entry shows both of my ggg grandfathers! In 1828, Micah Sellers was
still the preacher at Concord Baptist in Rhea Co, and Elijah
Mathena/Matheny
was a representative from Shiloh Baptist Church in Roane Co, where Micah
went as preacher in the early 1830's. I know they already knew each other
before that, because Micah's son William P. and Elijah's daughter Margaret
married in Roane Co on 16 Jan 1830.
Perhaps it was through the Hiwassee
Baptist Association that they met. Of course, Micah was ordained at Little
Emory Church in 1820. That was in Roane Co as well. Micah was also part
owner of an ironworks on the Little Emory River from at least 1819 when he
and his partners petitioned the court for permission to gather wood from
unoccupied land nearby, until he sold out ca 1823 (about the time he
started
at Concord). I am told that the area of the ironworks and where Micah and
his family lived then, at the juncture of the Little Emory and Emory
Rivers,
had chronic seasonal flooding problems, and now lies under a lake formed by
the Tennessee Valley Authority.

I know this is not the sort of info we usually share on the list, but I
have
pieced this together from various sources, and wanted to share it with my
fellow descendants.
My sources include information at the Sellers Family web site, Roots of
Roane Co, a site owned by Pat McDonald whose father, Snyder E. Roberts, was
a Roane County history keeper, and information from individuals currently
living in Roane Co who are descendants of this Sellers Line.

Cindy


jan 2008

Subject: [TNRHEA] My Rhea County connections

 

Hello, I am new to the list. I have been doing genealogical research as an amateur for several years. I have met wonderful, generous, and brilliant "Genies." I am proud to be affiliated with such a group.

I have Rhea County connections in two of my major lines. First, my Sellers ancestors came to Rhea Co after the War of 1812, we believe. My ggg grandfather, Micah H Sellers was a Primitive Baptist preacher, a founding member of the Hiwassee Baptist Association, and a circuit preacher who married quite a few couples in the Hiwassee District which includes Rhea Co. His older brother, Cain Sellers was a farmer and landholder in Rhea Co. ca 1820/25 Cain Sellars (frequently used alternate spelling) is listed in the Walnut Grove and Davis Academy area of land owners. In his Will, dated 1826, he described the land he held this way: Isaiah Sellers (a brother) shall have Including twotracts or parcels of land in the High Wassey District. One being a preference that I bought of Jacob Helm. The other tract joining the said before named tract which sd. land I have employed Micah Sellers to enter lying in RayCounty on the waters of Seiva. One tract whereon Jacob Helm now lives. The other!
joining sd. quarter, both tracts which contain Two hundred acres or more if that property Enter moore of sd. quarters of land.(sic)

Does anyone recognize any of these locations: Walnut Grove, Davis Academy area, Seiva (original spelling illegible. sounds like a river or creek)?

My second connection is to the family of Anna and Matthew Russell. Researchers report that Matthew left on the trail of Tears (as a civilian escort?) and never returned to his family. Anna had her land near Sale Creek transferred back into Rhea from Hamilton Co at one point. Daughter Elizabeth Malinda Russell married Hiram M Montgomery in Rhea Co in 1849. They had at least one child there, my gg grandfather Pleasant Lafayette Montgomery. We are trying to connect Hiram to any other nearby Montgomery families (Rhea or Hamilton Counties). This family moved from TN to AR and eventually to TX. Does anyone have knowledge of the area's Montgomery families (1830-1850)? Where is or was Sale Creek?

I would appreciate any assistance. I am more than happy to share what I know of these families.

Thank you,
Cindy McLaughlinDripping Springs TX
csrmclaughlin@hotmail.com

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As you undoubtedly know, whenever searching Rhea county locations one must also look at Meigs county across the river. Rhea included all of the land that is now Meigs county until 1836 when Meigs was created. I found a Walnut Grove Church and road in present day Dayton, but Dayton didn't become the county seat until 1877 and up to that time it was known as Smith's Cross Roads. So it is likely that Walnut Grove was once a small community just to the north of Smith's Cross Roads. Here are the map coordinates for the Walnut Grove Church: latitude: 35.51694 longitude: -84.99778.

The Hiwassee District encompassed most of the land on the Meigs side of the river and extending into McMinn, but there was a small piece of it down near where Spivey cemetery is located on the river. My great-great grandfather, Jonathan Stanley was awarded two tracts of land in 1826 in the Hiwassee District, but I have yet to find an old map that can help plot where the land was actually located. Maybe some of our local Rhea/Meigs historians can help out.

"Seiva" looks to me like Sevier, the name of the first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier. Or, it could be Sewee, a community that still exists in Meigs County. Or it could be Sivils Branch (latitude:35.3287 longitude: - 84.8049), a small creek emptying into the present day Chickamauga Lake, the lake on the Tennessee River that was created when the TVA dams were constructed

Sale Creek, (latitude: 35.38222 longitude: -85.10889). This the location of present day Sale Creek, a small community in northern Hamilton County. However to the east is the actual creek (latitude:35.3592 longitude: - 85.0549). Again, most of the original creek is covered by the Chickamauga Lake.

I don't have any of the surnames you are searching in my family history, but I hope that these locations that I have mapped for you will help in some small way.

Regards

Paul
Paul Puente [paulpuente@gmail.com]

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This is the second of two posts. Read the other one of mine first.

You said "Anna had her land near Sale Creek transferred back into Rhea from Hamilton Co at one point." I had another look at Sale Creek and even though the southern half is covered by the lake, the northern part still exists as a creek. If Anna had her land transferred back to Rhea, it must have been close to the border of the two counties. This is just south of present day Graysville and north of Coulterville. Here is the url for the TopoZone location of this section of Sale Creek: http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.42282&lon=-85.09091&datum=nad83&u=5&layer=DRG&size=l&s=100
.

Happy hunting

Paul
Paul Puente [paulpuente@gmail.com]

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Just to clarify a bit Paul....an easy measure of the Hiwassee District would
be to visually place on a map South of the Little Tennessee River, East of
the Tennessee River, north of the Hiwassee River and west of the North
Carolina state line (at that time...it has changed a bit since then)

BTW, if this location is Sewee....that particular area has been in 3 or 4
counties. Roane, McMinn, Rhea then Meigs

Joyce Gaston Reece
Joyce G. Reece [bjreece@bellsouth.net]

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Thank you for this description, Joyce. It makes it easier to picture this area. My Sellers ggg grandfather, in addition to his ministry, was a land speculator, in a small way, in Roane, Rhea, Meigs, and McMinn Counties. Do you know if this land (Hiwassee District) went originally as Land Grants after its annexation? All of the land transaction records I have found in Micah Sellers name were a good 20 years and more after annexation. These sales were between individuals.Thanks, Cindy McLaughlinDripping Springs TX

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