COOKE CO, TEXAS (made in 1848 from FANNIN)
WISE CO, TEXAS (made in 1856 from CookeCo,TX)

CLAY CO, TX made in 1857

lays next to

 

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CK Wilson County, TN

GRAVES CO, KY

Moniteau County, MO - ck 1870

 

 

This is a picture of Marquis de Lafayette Sellars taken in early 1914 in Amarillo,Texas when he was visiting his son Omer Isaac Sellars. Marquis was born 2 Jun 1831 and died 14 Jan 1914 according to my records. He was the son of Laird Sellars and Elizabeth Goodwin. He and his wife Louisa Taylor were the parents of Omer Isaac Sellars. There are several more pictures that show his grandsons with him, you can barely see Marcus Sellars on the bottom of the picture. Hope this is helpful.
I hope you can see the bone structure by his long fingers and tall slender frame.  These characteristic carried down to my grandfather, Omer Isaac, through his sons - Marcus, Weldon, Richard, Homer and Lee.  Our grandson has the same structure.

Mary Sellars Jones
Duke and Mary [dj@rtconnect.net]

 

MARQUIS de LAFAYETTE SELLARS family pictures from
Mary Sellars Jones
Duke and Mary [dj@rtconnect.net]:

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According to your dates below, this photo would have been taken in the two weeks before his death. 

Next time I'm in CA, I'll see what my mom has in the way of old family photos.  I seem to remember there being at least one Marquis the elder photo on her wall, and I think also some photos of the sons of Omer Isaac (including my grandfather Weldon).  Brian Hatheway [hathewba@hotmail.com]

 

 

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from MARY SELLERS JONES Mary Jones [dj@rtconnect.net]

 

MARRIAGES



Cornell Sellars - Etta Clements, 23 August 1902 I believe he is the son of Eli Sellars and is a distant relative of mine.
        E B Gaston - Laura A Johnston, 10 December 1914.  My great grandfather is Edward Baxter Gaston but I've never come across this woman's name.  He died 10 Sept 1915 so logically it could have been a late marriage for him.
 
        Mineta Sellars - R L Caldwell, 2 Dec 1899 - to date I haven't found either of those names for my family.
 
        Stella Sellars - E L Pitman, 19 July 1902, again I haven't connected these names yet, but Stella may be a nick name.
 
        Lee Gaston - Elmer Slaughter, 2 Aug 1905
 
        Alice Gaston - Harvey Johnson 19 June 1901 - I thought this was my grandmother's sister Alice Corrie Gaston but she married a McBee.
 
        E N Gaston - Suda Alexander, 20 August 1902, he is my grandmother's brother and I have already promisted this one to a direct distant cousin but would be happy to forward a copy to you for record keeping purposes.
 
        M M Sellars - Dosia Ball, 14 Sept 1898    (this is the young couple that only appeared here, on one census and died in the early 1900's with no other information that I can find to date.  His name was Marcus on the census and since I have several Marcus' in my family, I was sure he would fit somewhere - but...
 

 

 

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from Georgia
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

 

1880 Cooke County, Texas

Precinct #1

M. D. Sellars, W, M, 49, farmer, TN, NC, NC

Louisa Sellars, W, F, 45, wife, keeping house, MO, TN, TN

Livonia Sellars, W, F, 23, daughter, MO, TN, MO

Everett Sellars, W, M, 19, son, MO, TN, MO

Delizon Sellars, W, M, 15, son, MO, TN, MO

Alonzo Sellars, W, M, 12, son, MO, TN, MO

Livingston Sellars, W, M, 10, son, MO, TN, MO

Elmer Sellars, W, M, 7, son, MO, TN, MO

Omer Sellars, W, M, 3, son, TX, TN, MO

Elizabeth Sellars, W, F, 75, mother, NC, NC, NC

 

Marcus de Lafayette Sellers is the son of Laird Sellers and wife #2 Elizabeth Goodwin of Wilson County, TN and later Moniteau County, MO; Laird Sellers is son of James T/Y Sellers and Patience Parker of Chatham County, NC

 

Laird Sellers died in 1862 in Moniteau County, MO and mother Elizabeth Goodwin Sellers is living with son, M. D. L. Sellers in 1880 Cooke County, TX.

 

Georgia
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

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1880
> 1880 Cooke County, Texas
> Precinct #1
> M. D. Sellars, W, M, 49, farmer, TN, NC, NC (ck MONITEAU CO, MO)
> Louisa Sellars, W, F, 45, wife, keeping house, MO, TN, TN
Livonia > Sellars, W, F, 23, daughter, MO, TN, MO
Everett Sellars, W, M, 19, > son, MO, TN, MO
Delizon Sellars, W, M, 15, son, MO, TN, MO
> Alonzo Sellars, W, M, 12, son, MO, TN, MO
> Livingston Sellars, W, M, 10, son, MO, TN, MO
> Elmer Sellars, W, M, 7, son, MO, TN, MO
> Omer Sellars, W, M, 3, son, TX, TN, MO
> Elizabeth Sellars, W, F, 75, mother, NC, NC, NC

George Parton 62GA, Mary Parton 20 AL, dau, Clara Parton 12 Sellamay Parton 1m Harriet Parton 45 NC,wife Southern Liezzy (SELLERS) ,50F, NC, both parents NC, single, SIL William Bates 25 TN, SIL

 

RENO?

1900 COOKE CO, TX =
W.H.LOUIS SILLERS 68 TN (1832)
LOUISA 65 MO
ELMER 26 MO
OMAR/OSCAR 23 MO

JESSIE L. SELLERS 57 TN (1843) (ck Gibson Co., TN, per Georgia)
MATTIE L. 20TN, DAU
FRANNIE 18 TN, DAU
REBECCA A 14 TX DAU
BUNELTIE T. 12 TX DAU

WM SELLERS 73 TN (1827)
ARTIE W. 25 KY, SON
ROBERT L. COLWELL 31 AL, SIL
MINTA COLWELL, 22 KY, DAU

WM H. SELLERS 31 TN
SALLIE A. 27 AL
no kids

WM J. SELLERS 27 TN
LILA M. 24 TX
ROY R. 3M TX

NOT SEPARATED

Marita Colwell [Marita Sellars] Wm, Robert L Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas Jan 1878 Kentucky White Daughter

Wm Sellars Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas Feb 1827 Tennessee White Head

Jesse L Sellars Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Jan 1843 Tennessee White Head

Sallie Sellars John P Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Dec 1865 Mississippi White Wife
John P Sellars Sallie Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Aug 1868 Tennessee White Head
William H Sellars Sallie A Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Oct 1868 Tennessee White Head
Sallie A Sellars William H Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Nov 1872 Alabama White Wife


Wm T Sellars Sela M Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas Jul 1872 Tennessee White Head
Sela M Sellars Wm T Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas Jul 1875 Texas White Wife
Artie W Sellars Wm Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas May 1875 Kentucky White Son


Carnall Sellars Gainsville Ward 4, Cooke, Texas Oct 1876 Texas White Boarder|


Marcus Sellars Theodosia E Gainsville Ward 5, Cooke, Texas Sep 1876 Texas White Head, dad and mom born TN,
married two yrs, rents, teamster packinghouse
Theodosia E Sellars Marcus Gainsville Ward 5, Cooke, Texas Sep 1877 Georgia White Wife , married two yrs ,0/0,
both parents GA

Mattie L Sellars Jesse L Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Jan 1880 Tennessee White Daughter
Fannie C Sellars Jesse L Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Apr 1882 Tennessee White Daughter
Rebecca A Sellars Jesse L Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Jan 1886 Texas White Daughter
Bunettie T Sellars Jesse L Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Feb 1888 Texas White Daughter
Mardis R Sellars John P, Sallie Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Jul 1893 Texas White Daughter
Marie Sellars John P, Sallie Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, Texas Oct 1895 Texas White Daughter

Ray R Sellars Wm T, Sela M Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas May 1897 Texas White Son

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1910 COOKE CO, TEXAS soundex census=

MARCUS D.B.SELLERS 78 TN , Father, living with
LAVONIS BELL

=

Louisa Bell Gainesville Ward 4, Cooke, TX abt 1858 Missouri Head, WD, BOTH PARENTS MO
Ola May Bell Louisa Gainesville Ward 4, Cooke, TX abt 1891 Texas Daughter, SINGLE, DAD GA, MOM MO
Mannie D L Lillian/Sellers 78 TN, FATHER, WD, BOTH PARENTS NC (CW is NOT MARKED,msh)

John Sellers Rebecca Justice Precinct 3, Cooke, TX abt 1849 Tennessee Head
Rebecca Sellers John Justice Precinct 3, Cooke, TX abt 1850 Tennessee Wife

Sallie A Sellen [Sallie A Sellers] J W, M J Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, TX abt 1873 Alabama Daughter
Minnie Sellen [Minnie Sellers] Sallie A Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, TX abt 1901 Texas Granddaughter
Ruby Sellen [Ruby Sellers] Sallie A Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, TX abt 1905 Texas Granddaughter
John L Sellen [John L Sellers] Sallie A Justice Precinct 7, Cooke, TX abt 1908 Texas Grandson

Sara C Sellars Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, TX abt 1844 Tennessee Head
Isaac Sellars Sara C Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, TX abt 1887 Texas Son

William J Sellars Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, TX abt 1873 Tennessee Head
Lela M Sellars William J Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, TX abt 1876 Texas Wife
Roy R Sellars William J, Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, TX abt 1897 Texas Son
Emogene L Sellars William J, Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, TX abt 1902 Texas Daughter
Jackson D Sellars William J, Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, TX abt 1905 Texas Son

WW 1
Elmer Sellars 21 Sep 1873 White Cooke, Texas

Isaac Whittal Sellars 23 Dec 1887 White Cooke, Texas

Vaughan Sellers 21 Mar 1875 White Cooke, Texas

Thomas Green Sellers 23 Apr 1877 White Cooke, Texas

Thomas Trewett Sellers 1 Mar 1884 White Cooke, Texas

1920 = NOT separated
Thomas Sellers Robert E, Alice Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1835 Mississippi White Son
Robert E Sellers Alice Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1856 Mississippi White Head
Alice Sellers Robert E Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1857 Mississippi White Wife
Watt Sellers Robert E, Alice Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1898 Texas White Son


William V Sellers Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, Texas abt 1874 Tennessee White Head
Lela M Sellers William V Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, Texas abt 1877 Texas White Wife
Imogene Sellers William V, Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, Texas abt 1902 Texas White Daughter
Jackson D Sellers William V, Lela M Gainesville Ward 5, Cooke, Texas abt 1905 Texas White Son


Livonia Bell Gainesville Ward 4, Cooke, Texas abt 1855 Missouri White Head


FROM JUANITA
               "Juanita DaCosta" <adacosta@ktc.com>

1920 COOKE COUNTY TEXAS SOUNDEX- --VOL 37--ED 29--SHEET
3--LINE 166
SELLERS, ROBERT E-64- M-W--MISSISSIPPI
SELLERS, ALICE-WIFE-63- F-W-MISSISSIPPI
SELLERS,THOMAS-35--M-W--MISSISSIPPI
SELLERS,MATT-22-M-W--TEXAS

 

1930
R E Sellers D J, Lenara Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1856 Daughter
T T Sellers Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1885 Brother
D J Sellers Lenara Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1893 Texas Head
Lenara Sellers D J Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1897 Wife
Eveline Sellers D J, Lenara Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas abt 1925 Daughter

 


 

Rebecca Sellers . Birth: Mar. 20, 1848 Death: Jul. 10, 1896 Burial: Dye Cemetery Gainesville (Cooke County) Cooke County Texas, USA

Probate Records Index Cooke County 1848 to early 1940s

PROBATE RECORDS = 1500 SELLARS, Wm. Artie SELLARS 38

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DELAYED BIRTHS

5301 SELLARS, J. D.

 

COOKE CO., TX PROBATE

3807 SELLARS, Isaac (Unsound Mind) W. J. SELLARS 231

 

Name: Sarah C. Sellars
Death date: 08 Jan 1928
Death place: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): Wht.
Age at death: 84 years 2 months 25 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 14 Oct 1843
Birthplace: Tennessee
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name:
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation:
Residence:
Cemetery name: Nelson Grave Yd.
Burial place:
Burial date: 09 Jan 1928
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2114437
Digital GS number: 4165524
Image number: 629
Reference number: certificate # 994
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Name: Lela Mae Sellars
Death date: 31 May 1951
Death place: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 75 years 11 months 7 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 24 Jul 1875
Birthplace: Gainesville Texas
Marital status:
Spouse's name:
Father's name:
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2074696
Digital GS number: 4120478
Image number: 02571
Reference number: 28455
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Name: William Jack Sellars
Death date: 22 Dec 1945
Death place: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 73 years 4 months 2 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 19 Aug 1872
Birthplace: Tn
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name: Eli D. Sellars
Father's birthplace: Ky
Mother's name: Sarah C. Nelson
Mother's birthplace: Tn
Occupation: Drug Clerk
Residence: Gainesville, Cooke, TX
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Gainesville, Tx
Burial date: 23 Dec 1945
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2218187
Digital GS number: 4030506
Image number: 790
Reference number: cn 52354
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Name: Isaac Whittle Sellars
Death date: 08 Oct 1943
Death place: Prec 1, Cooke, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): w
Age at death: 55 years 9 months 15 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 23 Dec 1887
Birthplace: Cook Co., Tex
Marital status: Single
Spouse's name:
Father's name: E D Sellars
Father's birthplace: Tenn
Mother's name: Srah Nelson
Mother's birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Gainesville, Cook Co. Tex
Cemetery name: Sellars Cem
Burial place: Gainesville, Tex
Burial date: 10 Oct 1943
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2137436
Digital GS number: 4029599
Image number: 2810
Reference number: 45483
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Name: Etta E. Sellars
Death date: 03 Jul 1967
Death place: Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 83 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 19 Dec 1883
Birthplace: Gainsville, Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name: Clements
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Martha Dickson
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Cemetery name: Fairview Cemetery
Burial place: Gainsville, Cooke, Texas
Burial date: 05 Jul 1967
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2138675
Digital GS number: 4169261
Image number: 830
Reference number: cn 48899
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Name: Elmer Sellars
Death date: 01 Nov 1957
Death place: Pilot Point, Denton, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 84 years 1 month 10 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 21 Sep 1873
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital status: Single
Spouse's name:
Father's name: M. D. L. Sellars
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name: Louise Taylor
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas
Cemetery name: Fairview
Burial place: Gainesville, Texas
Burial date: 03 Nov 1957
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2135925
Digital GS number: 4163657
Image number: 1222
Reference number: cn 66910
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

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Name: Odessa Mae Sellers
Death date: 06 Aug 1963
Death place: Whitewright, Grayson, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 82 years 5 months 9 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 27 Feb 1881
Birthplace: Dexter, Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name:
Father's name: P. L. Clayton
Father's birthplace:
Mother's name:
Mother's birthplace:
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Cemetery name: Pike Cemetery
Burial place: Pike, Texas
Burial date: 07 Aug 1963
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2117291
Digital GS number: 4028351
Image number: 2593
Reference number: cn50606
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Name: Woodroe Pershing Sellers
Titles:
Gender: Male
Marital status:
Death date: 01 Dec 1996
Death county: Hood
Death place: Hood, Texas, United States
Collection: Texas Death Index 1964-1998
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Name: Vida Mae Sellers
Titles:
Gender: Female
Marital status:
Death date: 04 Oct 1997
Death county: Cooke
Death place: Cooke, Texas, United States
Collection: Texas Death Index 1964-1998

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Name: Oscar John Seller
Death date: 01 Apr 1947
Death place: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 54 years 2 months 16 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 15 Jan 1893
Birthplace: Gilmer, Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name: Emmitt Seller
Father's birthplace: Miss.
Mother's name: Alice Truitt
Mother's birthplace: Miss.
Occupation: Grocery
Residence: Gainesville, Cooke, Texas
Cemetery name: Fairview
Burial place: Texas
Burial date: 02 Apr 1947
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2218568
Digital GS number: 4031898
Image number: 2291
Reference number: cn 15687
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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from MICHAEL
Michael Sellers [muckham11@yahoo.com]

Death Certificate #443
Name:  Marquis Layfette Sellers
Place of Death:  719 E. Broadway St., 4th Ward, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas Date of Birth:  July 2, 1831 Date of Death:  January 14, 1914 Cause of Death:  Bright's Disease
Age: 82 yrs, 6 mos, 12 ds
Male, White, Widowed
Occupation:  Retired Farmer
Birthplace: Tennessee
Name of Father:  Lard Sellers
Birthplace of Father:  Scotland
Maiden Name of Mother:  Unknown
Birthplace of Mother:  Unknown
Informant:  Mrs. L. Bell of Gainesville, TX
Burial Location and Date:  Barnhardt Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas - 1/15/1914

Hope that helps.

Michael Sellers
Michael Sellers [muckham11@yahoo.com]

=

The informant on the death certificate is Lavinia Bell, daughter of Marquis
de Lafayette Sellers and Elizabeth Louisa Taylor.

Georgia #1
Georgia L. Fletcher [chickfletcher@comcast.net]

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BARNHARDT/ SPRING CREEK CEMETERY
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~texastrails/index/cemetery/aspcrk.htm

Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2002

This cemetery is located 6 miles south of Gainesville on I 35 and exit west onto Spring Creek Rd.   The cemetery is located beside Spring Creek Church.   A historical marker reads:

"The earliest burial on this site is that of infant Mary C. Underwood, who died in 1875.   Another infant, identified only as "Newton's child", was interred on what became known as "Stranger's Row" in 1882.   The following year, John P. and Sarah Jane (Ball) Barnhart donated this land to the newly formed Spring Creek Cemetery Association.   Among the pioneers and their descendants interred here is Maleta Stapp Kleiser ( 1816 - 1902 ), whose father served in the Revolutionary War.   Travis Anderson ( 1891 - 1918 ) died while in training during World War I and Roy Speake Jr. ( 1918 - 1944 ) died in the Allied Invasion of Normandy during WWII.   The Spring Creek Cemetery Foundation was organized in 1972 to maintain the historic graveyard.   Spring Creek Cemetery is a chronicle of Cooke County."

This cemetery is also referred to in old records as Barnhardt Cemetery.   My thanks to Claude Speake who not only provided new information but kindly corrected errors for me.   Using very old records and a visual survey, Claude has compiled a list which was published in Footprints, the Fort Worth Genealogy Society publication.


SELLARS, Elizabeth A.    22 Apr 1806 - 30 July 1889

SELLARS, Louisa    24 Mar 1835 - 15 Mar 1904
SELLARS, M. D. L.    14 Jan 1914

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SELLARS CEMETERY

Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2002

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~texastrails/index/cemetery/asell.htm

This cemetery is located 3 miles south of Gainesville on Coopers Crossing Road, south of Sarles Lake in the southwest corner of a meadow.   Last surveyed by my grandson, Evan Ishmael, in 2009.  This is another of our county cemeteries that desperately needs volunteers to repair and save the original stones.

LAMB, Betty Elizabeth   18 Jan 1853 - 10 Aug 1901
LAMB, John   16 Apr 1850 - 17 Dec 1936

LAMB, Walter   15 Oct 1881 - 19 Apr 1900
son of John & Bettie

LAMB, Norman   11 Dec 1889 - 2 June 1900
son of John and Bettie

WISE, Bertha   30 July 1895 - 31 July 1896
dau. of J. H. and M. B.

WARD, Floyd   21 Dec 1876 - 31 Dec 1912

WARD, Synthia Ann Bogle   18 Oct 1847 - 28 Jan 1918
WARD, William Calvin   2 Mar 1840 - 28 Aug 1921

SELLARS, Marcus M.   25 Sept 1876 - 24 July 1903
footstone found

SELLARS, Dosia    3 Sept 1877 - 21 Mar 1902
wife of M. M.

SELLARS, Deacon Eli D.   7 May 1839 - 26 July 1900
note: Confederate or Union? Veteran Insignia

SELLARS, Sarah C.   14 Oct 1843 - 8 Jan 1928
wife of Eli

SELLARS, Corah E.   31 May 1881 - born and died
SELLARS, Eveline W.   26 July 1886 - born and died
daughters of E. D. and S. C.

BEAN, Albert P.   30 Oct 1891 - 28 Jan 1893
son of R. and L.

LANNOM, S. A.   29 Feb 1848 - 23 Apr 1897

WARD, Cornelais   8 Apr 1881 - 26 May 1882
son of W. C. and S. A.

THACKER, infant   13 Aug 1900 - 17 Aug 1900
son of A. S. and M. M.

SELLARS, Isaac W.   23 Dec 1887 - 9 Oct 1943

Names Added From Other Sources

WATSON, Sarah Hayes   abt 1837 - d. 1898-99
dau. of Mary (Nancy) Payne and Colbert Hayes
Sarah was b. Grainger Co, TN and marr. Josiah
Watson, Rockcastle, KY.  Sister of Nancy
E. Bloomer (bur. Bloomfield Cem.)
Thanks to Sarah's special great-granddaughter for
this information.

===

I am Ramona Sellars Hofmann, the only living heir of Ralph Sellars who was the only heir of Delizon M. Sellars. My family has paid the taxes on a piece of property in Cooke County, Texas for many years. Initially these taxes were not a burden, but as with all things these days, have grown to the point of being ridiculous. As a result, I wish to see this property sold. To accomplish this I have retained a lawyer to assist me in this matter. To keep his bill at a minimum, my family and I have been doing considerable research to ascertain who also may be an heir to a portion of this property. The lawyer found that a deed was executed On November 14, 1929 by Elmer E. Sellars by which he conveyed the 20 acres of land to persons he refers to as his “brother and sister”. He identifies them as: Mrs. L.J. Bell E.G. Sellars D.M. Sellars Lon Sellars O.I. Sellars Elmer also identified himself and above-named individuals as the “heirs at law” of the estate of MDL Sellars and wife, Louisa Sellars. I note that the name of Elmer's other brother, James Livingston Sellars, is not on the list above. Our records indicate James was alive at the time of the issuance of the above referred- to document. So for completeness, we seek information on that line of descendents as well. What we need now are the names, and addresses (both physical and e-mail if available) of the oldest- living descendents of those mentioned. We would also appreciate receiving physical confirmation if one or more of the descendants did not have any heirs (eg, we believe L.J. Bell, Livonia, did not have children, and we believe that E.G. [Everett Goodwin] willed his estate to a college in Plainview, TX.) We have the D.M. Sellars line, and the O.I. Sellars line (from Mary Jones, a descendent of O.I. Sellars.) My mailing address is: Ramona Hofmann 2034 Sierra Mesa Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010 My phone number is 805-482-2642 My email address is jandrhofmann@live.com. However, as my daughter has been doing much of the research, feel free to contact her if you wish. Her name and address: Ann Martin 14320 High Valley Rd. Poway, CA 92064 Her phone number: 858-679-7780 Her email address: ihomeschoolle@sbcglobal.net Thank you, Ramona Sellars Hofmann