SMITH CO,TN (made in 1799 from SUMNER CO)
lays next to Wilson, DeKalb, Macon, Jackson, Putnam Co's
lays two counties above WARREN CO, TN
lays two counties below  Allen and        KY



FERN'S PAGE

SUSAN'S PAGE



FROM FERN=FERN'S PAGE

 Sutton's maternal grandfather, James Ewing, died in Smith, CO, TN  in 1810

 I found a Henry Sellers in Smith CO. TN  in 1815, who was a
witness on a letter to a pension board for Pharas Laurance.


july 2003
Helen Fazio [hfaz@pdq.net]

Smith County, Tenn. Wills & Adm., Vol. Two, Dec. 1808 - Feb. 1815, Laura
Willis, 1998.
Sellars, Sellers, Selles,
=========
JAMES EWING, 1810 WB, -1-0 SMITH CO, TN
THOMAS HART, 1821 WB, 1-0 SMITH CO, TN
THOMAS D. HART , 1849 WB-B-45 LAUDERDALE CO, TN
HENRY SELLERS, 1840 WB-1-316 WARREN CO, TN



7-25-1818 Warren Co, Tn = Thos HEART of Smith Co, TN sells to Drury SELLERS 10 acres on Dry FORK



from Peggy [pbsm@cpros.com]
[TNSMITH] John Lancaster - Will Books
 

Will Book B, Page 69

Sale of the Estate of John Lancaster, deceased
Many buyers - will list only the Lancaster's

Robert Lancaster
$ 63.50

Richard Lancaster $2.75
John Lancaster $.62 1/2
Robert A. Lancaster $182.49 3/4
William A. Lancaster $16.15
Thomas A. Lancaster $30.11
James Lancaster $25.12 1/2
James Lancaster $.25
Mary Ann Lancaster $206.75

Robert A. Lancaster, Administrator
Account of sale of the estate of John Lancaster, deceased, was returned into court and duly recorded this June term of 1813.

Inventory of the Estate of John Lancaster, deceased was returned into  court and duly recorded in March term of 1813.

Robert Lancaster, Administrator
Will Book B, Page 106

Sale of the Estate of John Lancaster, deceased
Buyers were:

Jonathan Renno $12.00
Michael Thornton $14.88
Larkin Wamack $6.76
William Raffidy $1088
John Hanes $7.50
Robert Ay $7.39 1/2
John Wamack $17.77
Johnson Wamack $13.50
James Vance $28.50
Sally Rogers $8.00
John Parmer $6.28
Demsy Powell $5.37 1/2

Robert Lancaster, Administrator
Account of sale was returned into court and duly recorded this May term of 1814.

Will Book C. Page 35

Settlement with Administrator of the Estate of John Lancaster, deceased
Amount of inventory $468.29
Amount paid out in vouchers $74.79

Notes:

James E. Sexton $82.97
James Ewens $82.86 3/4
Robert Anderson $7.25
Henry Sellers $8.00
William Sexton $18.88
John Ewen $5.42 1/4
William Harmstead $3.62 1/4

We, the Commissioners, find that Robert Lancaster, Administrator of John Lancaster, deceased, is indebted to the estate of James Ewen, deceased, for $184.50.  Given under our hands this 28th day of January 1815.

John Tubb, Comm
Richard Bailey, Comm    William A. Lancaster, Comm

Settlement was produced in open court and duly recorded this February term of 1815.

The above is from Smith County TN Wills and Adm.
Vol. 2 Dec 1808 - Feb 1815
 
 



SMITH CO, TN does Not have a HENRY SELLERS or ANY SELLERS on deeds in
1805/1820 or on the 1830 deeds
(someone else checked this, not me, but, for my spellings-in the Smith Co,Tn deed books)

 FERNS info Proves  he was a witness in 1815  for Pharas Laurance pension paper
( Fern, usually it shows age and place of residence for Witness=Advise)

DID this PHARAS LAURANCE die in 1852 DEKALB CO, TN?=
1852 = PHARRIS LAWRENCE= R39-1-244



SMITH CO, TN Court Minutues=



LEWIS SELLERS (married 1808 Henderson Co,KY Anne Harvey )



1820 SMITH CO, TN CENSUS=
LEWIS SELLARS, PAGE 87=200010-10010=

no slaves
neighbors?
NO ROY/MOSES SUTTON
THOMAS HART, PAGE 3 or 25 =  (also a Thomas Hart in Humphreys Co)
63  922   Hart    Thomas    2   .   .   .   .   1  -  2   .   1   .   1 -   .     2   .   .    1   1   1   .    1   .   1   .    .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .      .
=
male over 45
2 males u 10
female over 45
female 16/26
2 females u 10
3 male slaves
2 female slaves

HENRY HART, PAGE 3
63  927   Hart  Henry    .   .   .   1   .   .  -  1   .   1   1   .  -  .     1   .   .    .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .      .
=
male 16/26
female 26/45
female 16/26
female u 10
no slaves

WILLIAM HART, PAGE 3
63  892  Hart  William =   1   .   .   .   1   .  -  1   .   1   .   .  -  .     2   .   .    .   .   .   1    3   1   1   .    .   .   .   .     .   .   .   .      .       Handwritten Pages 438 & 439
male 26/45
male u 10
female 16/26
female 10/16
1 male slave over 45
5 female slaves
neighbors?


     Re: Drury Sellers and Demaris Hart
  
 
FROM    Author: Susan Swindell
swindell@value.net

                                                           Date: 26 Jan 2003 3:42 AM GMT
       
     In Reply to: Re: Drury Sellers and Demaris Hart  by:  marie sellers hollinger
 
  I am just a bit slow but here is a transcription of the will of Thomas Hart father of Demaris:

 
Smith Co Wills pg 142 FHL 0319178 item 3.

  Thos Harts Will

  In the name of God amen. I Thomas Hart being weak in body and considering the uncertainty of the mortal life, and being of
  sound & perfect mind and memory, belief in almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament,
  in manner and form following, that is to say Item 1st. I give and bequeath to my now beloved
wife Polly Hart my house with
  all the appurtenances and fifteen acres on the upper end of the field adjoining my apple orchard, and my two mares known by
  the name of the twin fillies, two beds and furniture of which one of our beds and furniture after her death I give to
Sabbrina
  Harriet Melton, also I give to my beloved wife two cows and calves, two sows and pigs, and dozen of two year old hogs.
  Also to my beloved wife one pot one, swing and skillet, one big wheel, one flax wheel, and tongs and shovel, one pair of
  cards, and Cupboard with, all the furniture, one looking glass, and one _______ with all the guns, one table and five chairs
  with all the cotton flax, and as much corn and meal as ____________ support and years. I also give to said wife one
Negro   man named Lowden &
one Negro woman name Dafney, & three ewes and lambs, and thirty dollars to be paid out of the   residue of my estate, and one plow and guns one hoe and one ox. And one tub, pail and piggin to her using her life or
  widowhood and at her marriage or death, all the property I give to my beloved wife, to be divided among all my beloved
  children, in aft my houses and land at her marriage or death the said Harriet's fifteen acres. I give to my
son Henry Hart, to   him his heirs & assigns forever - I do also give and bequeath to my beloved
 son Henry Hart, all my land that is not
  bequeathed to said wife, also I give to my son Henry my two _________ within my ____ _____ ________ , also my tinning
  tools and my Blacksmith tools, one plan and to him his heirs and assigns forever - I do also give and bequeath unto
 Sabbrina   Harret Melton one hundard dollars, to be paid out of my estate that is not bequeathed and if she should die before she comes
  of age, then said bed &one hundred dollars to be divided among my beloved children.
  I do also give and bequeath unto Hartwell Sellers one cow and calf, to him his heirs and assigns forever - And after pay my
  just debts, all the rest and residue of my estate to be divided between my Five children, namely

 Charlotte Sellers,
Demaris   Sellers,
 Charity Grisham,
Henry Hart a and
 Polly Weismer and to them and their heirs and assigns forever - Lastly I do
  hereby appoint my beloved
son Henry Hart and Samuel Williams my sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby
  making all former wills by me made in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and the seventeenth day of March in the
  year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one.



1830 SMITH CO, TN=
JOEL LOLLER, PAGE 81
NO SELLERS
HARTS?



1-10-1834 SMITH CO, TN LAND =NATHAN SELLERS 100 ACRES
1-10-1834 SMITH CO, TN LAND = NATHAN SELLERS 50 ACRES



1840 SMITH CO, TN=
Where's Nathan SELLERS?
HART'S?


1850 SMITH CO, TN =
22  1659 1659 Hart          William        59    M    .    atto at Law    3,000     Ten                 23  1659 1659 Hart          Catharine E    50    F    .    .              .         Va                .     .  
 24  1659 1659 Hart          Susan  C       30    F    .    .              .         Ten               .     .     .    .   
 25  1659 1659 Hart          Seaborn J      10    M    .    .              .         Ten               .     X     .   
 26  1659 1659 Hart          Henry Wm       26    M    .    clk circuit court 1,200  Ten               X     . 27  1659 1659 Hart          Eugenia L      18    F    .    .              .         Ten               X     .     .    .
End: North of  Cumberland & East of the Caney Fork Rivers

4   209  209 Hart           James H        24    M    .    Farmer         .         Ten               .     .     .    .
 5   209  209 Hart           Sarah          25    F    .    .              .         Ten               .     .     .    .    .
 6   209  209 Hart           Wm M           11/12 M    .    .              .         Ten               .     .     .    .    .



Subject:
             SELLERS/HENRY/1810 SMITH CO, TN

FERN and ALL -

SMITH CO, TN does Not have a HENRY SELLERS or ANY SELLERS on deeds in
1805/1820 or on the 1830 deeds
(someone else check this for  spellings-in the Smith Co,Tn deed books)

Altho FERNS info Proves  he was a witness in 1810  for Pharas Laurance pension paper
( Fern, usually it shows age and place of residence for Witness=Advise)
DID this PHARAS LAURANCE die in 1852 DEKALB CO, TN?=
1852 = PHARRIS LAWRENCE= R39-1-244

Do you or ANYONE have this Census for 1850 DEKALB CO, TN?

Do You or Anyone have a Rev War or 1812 War file access to
PHARRIS LAWRENCE?
==
PHARIS LAWRENCE, TENNESSEE  WAR OF 1812, PVT, COL JAMES RAULSTON, CAPT ROBERTSON & CAPT CARROLL, INF
=======

DO we have ANY info on PRYOR Surnames ?
One Son was named WM PRYOR SELLERS?

WE Must Work Together on These Counties - Whether or Not you can see a
connection.
Your HENRY SELLERS 1770/80=

He Could Easily have had a son Henry born ca 1814 with land in TN

AND Probably a Son WILLIAM SELLERS born 1800/1810  that went to IL with him in 1830-(married who/when?msh)

where did SUTTON SELLERS on 1880 census  say parents born?)
(Fern= dad NC, mom KY)
IF Sutton SELLERS dad was born NC - What do we have on HENRY SELLERS?
Not Much - At least one of the younger kids (David SELLERS) had a son
Henry SELLERS , but much later .
JOHN SELLERS here in - early - Connected to HARTS -
Did we ever get more info on HARTS?

PLEASE, All, Read and Study Your Info on these 4-5-6 TN counties - Sure
they are connected families.
NATHAN SELLERS has land here in SMITH CO. TN in 1834 - probably
connected to the surrounding counties
marie, iowa


PAT, Thanks for Sharing - Will work with this Info!
We had a LEWIS SELLERS (married Anne HARVEY) in
1810 HENDERSON CO, KY =
LEWIS SELLERS, PAGE 339=10100-00100-00

1820 SMITH CO, TN=
LEWIS SELLARS, PAGE 87=200010-10010=
2 males under 10
male over 45
1 female under 10
female 26/45
no slaves

1830 =?

1820 POPE CO, IL=
WM SELLERS
1830 POPE CO, IL=
ANNE SELLERS
1840 POPE CO, IL=
ANNE SELLERS
Sorry, Can't Prove Anything till Someone Sends POPE CO, IL SELLERS info!
======
PAT - THANKS for SHARING when we Need You - marie, iowa



           16 May 2002 17:48:35 -0600
      From: SUSAN
           swindell@value.net
   Reply-To:
           SELLERS-L@rootsweb.com

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/JWGBAEB/977

I just "stumbled" across the will of Thomas Hart of Smith Co TN who names as
one of his daughters Demaris Sellers.  Also mentioned in the will is the
eldest son of Drury and Demaris, Hartwell.  The will is dated 17 Mar 1821
and probated Aug 1821.

I also found a deed in Smith Co where Thomas Hart Of Smith Co is selling to
Drewry Sellers of Warren Co 24 acres on Dry Fork of Smiths Fork.  It is
dated 25 Jul 1818 and recorded 31 May 1821.  Drury's brothers John and
Archibald are two of the witnesses.


  SUSAN, thank you for sharing.

  Can you send us a copy of THOMAS HARTS WILL of 1821?
  Do you show his age, place of birth, kids , etc.?
  ANY info on following him before 1820 appreciated.

  DRURY SELLERS 1780 did have a daughter or heir DEMARIS named in his or his son's will, but, born ca 1834? and   CANTRELL at that time?

  Thomas HART died 1821 had a daughter =DEMARIS SELLERS
  DEMARIS HART married a SELLERS.

  and DRURY used this name for his dau.
and DRURYS' Wife was named DEMARIS. (she is old enough to be Thomas Harts dau)

  HARTS/HEARTS and SELLERS did have land very close.

  DO you know Where these HARTS are earlier?
  We have a MATHEW SELLERS and I believe an older JOHN SELLERS here. don't know if we know their wives names   in 1821?

  AGES of HART kids might help.
  WE will share, but, we don't have much PROOF, before TN.

  We have some Warren Co, Tn documents, hardly anything on Smith Co.

  PERHAPS, some of our SELLERS following these families can help explain this more exact, etc. OR add some info here!

  THANKS again for sharing!

  WHO do you connect to? SELLERS? HARTS? when, where?
  BE glad to link your connection to our SELLERS web pages.
  marie, iowa



18 May 2002 09:54:35 -0600
      From:  SUSAN
           swindell@value.net

I decend through Drury and Demaris' son Hartwell then William Lafayette b
1844, John Madison b 1868, Joseph b 1891, John Edward b 1917 then me.

I can't give much info on the Hart's because I don't have much.  I did find
them listed on ancestry.com but since it is unverified info I don't want to
pass it along.  I will give the abstract of Thomas Hart's will here then
will post the whole thing under wills when I have had a chance to transcribe
it.  The abstract came from "Smith Co TN Wills 1803-1896" compiled by:  FC
Key, Sue W Maggart & Jane C Turner; Cathage TN 1985.  FHL US/CAN 976.852
P2k.

HART, Thomas.  17 Mar 1821.  Wife Polly.  Son Henry Hart.  Daughters
Charlotte Sellers, Demaris Sellers, Charity Grisham, Polly Weisner.  Sabrina
Harret Melton, Hartwell Sellers, relationship not named.  Wit:  Adam Dale,
George Barnes, Bryant Spradly.  Exs:  son Henry Hart and Samuel Williams.
Probate Aug 1821.



     Re: Drury Sellers and Demaris Hart

     Author: marie sellers hollinger

                                                          Date: 18 May 2002 9:12 PM GMT

      In Reply to: Re: Drury Sellers and Demaris Hart  by:  Susan Swindell

    SUSAN, thank you.
  We will continue to add HART info to our TN pages for any help it may give.

  But, this sure gives us a document on DEMARIS HART SELLERS = DRURY SELLERS 1781 WIFE DEMARIS 1788   would be correct age.
  and the MATHEW SELLERS 1783 AND WIFE CHARLOTTE 1786 would be the correct age to be CHARLOTTE   HART SELLERS.

  Don't know if we can find ANY child born before TN?
  It appears we may not have gotten married OR had kids till TN?
  Older SELLERS here born in NC.

  JOHN SELLERS , father of JORDON SELLERS 1770/80 is a possibility.

  ANYONE have a chart on him with ages, etc.?

  THANKS again Susan.
  marie, iowa



  Updated: Mon May 6 00:29:31 2002    Contact: Vicki Gore <jvgore@xit.net>

               ID: I1446

         Name: Thomas II HART
         Sex: M
         Birth: Abt 1760
         Death: BET. MAR - AUG 1821 in Smith CO TN (abt 61 yrs_
         Note:

            Wills, Smith Co. TN 1803-1896. Will dated March 12, 1821. Probated August 1821.
            Dekalb adm. book 1838-1845 page 218-219.

         Change Date: 25 APR 2007 at 16:38:22

        Father: Thomas HART

        Marriage 1 Mary "Polly" MELTON

            Married: Bef 1797

        Children

          1. Charlotte HART b: 1786 in North Carolina
          2. Henry HART b: 1790
          3. Demaris HART
          4. Chairty HART
          5. Polly HART
          6. Sabrina Harriet HART



Vicki Gore <jvgore@xit.net>

          ID: I368

  Name: Mary "Polly" MELTON
  Sex: F
  Death: Aft 1840 in Dekalb CO TN
  Note: All info on children and spouses from Thomas Webb he received from Mellie Parsley. 4617 Tenth St. Lubbock TX  79416
  Change Date: 25 APR 2007 at 16:38:12

 Father: John MELTON b: Abt 1743 in Nash Co NC
 Mother: Elizabeh JONES b: Abt 1747

 Marriage 1 Thomas II HART b: Abt 1760

     Married: Bef 1797



 Vicki Gore <jvgore@xit.net>

                ID: I3740
         Name: John MELTON
         Sex: M
         Birth: Abt 1743 in Nash Co NC
         Death: BET. 1797 - 1800 in Nash CO NC
         Change Date: 25 APR 2007 at 16:38:47

        Father: Zachariah MELTON b: Bef 1720
        Mother: Sarah THOMAS b: Abt 1732

        Marriage 1 Elizabeh JONES b: Abt 1747

            Married: 1 OCT 1763 in Edgecomb Co NC

        Children

          1. Ann MELTON
          2. Mary "Polly" MELTON
          3. David M. MELTON b: Abt 1765 in Nash Co NC
          4. Mathew MELTON b: 7 MAY 1767 in Nash Co NC
          5. Joseph MELTON b: BET. 1770 - 1775 in Nash Co NC
          6. Phebe MELTON b: Abt 1775
          7. Cooper MELTON b: Abt 1777 in Nash CO NC
          8. Martha MELTON b: Bef 1784
          9. Thomas MELTON b: Abt 1784 in Nash CO NC



HART MARRIAGES bef 1850
WM HART AND RACHEL SELLERS MARCH  7, 1820 MAURY CO, TN
HENRY W. HART AND EUGINA L. YOUNG NOV 6, 1849 SMITH CO, TN


“Court adjourned until tomorrow morning nine o’clock.”  This closes the work of the Court on Tuesday March 18, 1800.
  “Ordered that Abraham Brittain be appointed Overseer of the road leading from Hart’s Ferry to where it intersects the road called the Kentucky Road, commencing at the County line, and from thence to where it intersects the said Kentucky Road, and all the hands west of Richard Brittain’s to the County line, down to the new road and below the said Brittain’s on the West side of the Middle Fork of Goose Creek to the mouth thereof and down the main fork to the said new road.”  Here we have a rather long item, but it is not clear.  Hart’s Ferry, we presume, was on the Cumberland at the back of Hartsville, from which it is supposed Hartsville took its name.  It is supposed that the road at Hart’s Ferry was then in Sumner County, but Sumner and Smith joined a short distance east of present Hartsville, so we are informed.  Here it would seem from the above that Abraham Brittain was being appointed overseer of the road leading from Hart’s Ferry, but was to commence his overseership at the county line which is natural, since one could not be

appointed overseer of a road in another county.  But just where this road entered what was then Smith County, we do not know, but presume it to have been somewhere north of the present Hartsville, perhaps not far from the present farm of George Holder.  This road intersected the Kentucky Road, but we have no way of knowing where.  It is presumed that it extended up the Middle Fork of Goose Creek, since the hands to work on the road were those living in part at least on the west side of Middle Fork.  But the hands were also to be used who lived below the mouth of Middle Fork which at present is just above the blacksmith shop of J. A. Linville.