From:
Hugh and Sandy Sellers hubie19@swbell.net
 

"One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Sellers Family" by Joy Wilson
The published work is in the Texas State Library, not copyrighted, nor is
the author's address given or known. Created with photos and
documentation and a "promise" of other lines to be researched,
obviously with a love of genealogy and her SELLERS roots.

Page 3

"This history of the Sellers Family starts with the 1830 Census of Brunswick
County, North Carolina. Listed on page 317, Line 5, is Almond Sellers,
age 20 to 30, Almond would have been 23, living with him is one female
age 20 to 30 and Prudence would have been 23, also one male age
listed as under 5, this would have been Edmond Eldred, their first child
and he would have been 9 months. They are living next door to Eldred
Sellers. In the Family Bible of Almond and Prudence it is listed the Almond
and Rebecca Sellers Boyd are brother and sister. Checking the 1820
Census of Brunswick County, North Carolina, North Carolina shows that
Eldred Sellers has two children the right ages for Almond and Rebecca.
This plus the fact that they named their first child Eldred convinces me
that Eldred is the father of Almond. Listed in the court records of Brunswick,
North Carolina was the settlement of the Estate of Joel Robbins. The first
heir was Prudence Robbins Sellers, this plus the fact that she named one
of her sons Joel convinces me that Joel Robbins was the father of Prudence.

The 1840 Census of the United States found Almond and Prudence in Alabama
in the County of Pike. They had however like North Carolina and moved into
Florida for awhile as the 5th child, Christopher (Kit) was listed in the Family
Bible as having been born in or near Tallahassee, Florida. Christopher was
born in 1836 in Florida and Solomon Reeves was born in 1839 in Pike County,
Alabama. Twin girls Mary Eliza and Prudence were born in Brunswick in 1834.
So I will say they left North Carolina in 1835, going to Florida and then left
Florida going into Alabama in 1837 or 38. They were on both the 1840 and
1850 Census of Pike County, Alabama with their children and seven slaves.
Angeline was their last child and she was born in 1852. The Census had
listed her
as being born in Alabama, but the Family Bible listed her as being the only
child born in Texas. They are listed on the 1860 Census of Coryell County,
Texas on Page 292, Line 394. They are listed as A.L. Sellers age 53, a farmer,
with property valued at $2,200.00 and personal property at $1,000. Prudence
was 52 and living with them were Joel, 19, doing farm labor, Elizabeth, 14;
John, 11; Angeline, 7; Christopher, 30 doing carpenter work and Solomon, 21
also a carpenter. Penny and Mary and E.E. were living in their own homes
near their parents. They are listed on the 1870 Census of Coryell County,
Page 273 and Joel L. Sellers is listed in the 1880 Census on page 18 along with
many of his brother and sisters living near by. The 1900 Census is the last
Census
available and Joel L. Sellers and Mary Ann and their family are listed near each
other."
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Page 5
>From the Family Bible of Almond Lewis and Prudence Sellers
***At the time the book was published, the family Bible was stated to be
in the possession of Edythe Lowe of Brownwood, Texas***

Almond Lewis Sellers was born 31 July 1807 in North Carolina (Brunswick Co)
He died 7 June 1879 in Coryell County, Texas, buried in Wood School
Cemetary. On 15 Jan 1829 he married Prudence Robbins. Prudence was
born 3 May 1808 in North Carolina, died September 8, 1869, Coryell Co, TX.

Second marriage of Almond Lewis to Martha T. Franklin, June 4, 1871
Martha was born 1832 in MIssissippi

Children; only by Prudence ***Information from Pages 6, and 8 through 18

1) Edmond Eldred Sellers, born Jan 1 1830, North Carolina, Brunswick County
married August 15, 1865, Margaret Ann Embry, Coryell County, Texas
Baptist preacher and Masonic member
died, April 25, 1901
Margaret died 1928 in Coryell Co, Texas
No children
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2) Penelope Jane Sellers, born June 2, 1832 , North Carolia, Brunswick Co.
married Jan 12, 1849 James J. Boyd...He was the son of William Boyd and
Rebecca Sellers. Rebecca was sister to Almond. James was born in AL.
Lived first in Montgomery Co, Alabama but removed to Texas with the
Boyd family after 3-4 years
Children;
2a) Almon W. Boyd, born 1850, Alabama; died 1863 or 1864, killed by Indians
Coryell Co, Texas
2b) Sarah J. Boyd, born 1853, Alabama, married a GORDON
2c) Antonet Boyd, born 1855, Texas
2d) Charles Boyd, born 1858, Coryell Co, Texas
2e) Penelope "Nillie" Boyd, born 1860, Coryell Co, Texas
2f) Stephen Boyd, born 1863, Coryell Co, Texas
2g) Margaret Boyd, born 1866, Coryell Co, Texas
2h) James Boyd, born 1866, Coryell Co, Texas

Resources: Family Bible of Almond and Prudence
1850 Pike Co, AL; 1870 Coryell Co, TX; 1880 Coleman Co, TX
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3)Mary Eliza Sellers, born April 27, 1834, North Carolina, Brunswick Co..
died December 20, 1891, Coryell Co, Texas
married Mike Boyd on Dec 9, 1855 in Coryell County, Texas
Mike was the son of William Boyd and Rebecca Sellers and brother of
James J. Boyd, and was born May 5, 1825, Alabama; died Oct 30, 1885
Coryell Co, Texas
Children;
3a) Marondie Boyd, born Sept 8, 1856, Coryell Co, TX, died before 1880
married a KINSEY
3b) John Boyd, born March 7, 1858, Coryell Co, TX
3c) M. Catherine Boyd, born April 9, 1860, Coryell Co, TX
married a AUVENSHINE
3d) Joel Lewis Boyd, born Dec 20, 1861, Coryell Co, TX, died April 8, 1882
3e) Laura Boyd, born Nov 2, 1886, Coryell Co, TX
married a STARK
3F) James Boyd, born Oct 1869, Coryell Co, TX, died by 1880
3g) Michael Boyd, Jr, born Dec 21, 1864, Coryell Co, TX
3h) Mary "Mollie" Boyd, born Jan 14, 1871, Coryell Co, TX
married a RANKIN
3I) Penelope "Penny" Boyd, born Oct 16, 1874, Coryell Co, TX
married a KELLUM
3J) Louie Boyd, born April 18, 1877, Coryell Co, TX, died in OK
3k) Olive "Ollie" Boyd. born Jan 18, 1879, Coryell Co, TX, died Nov 10, 1900
in Coryell Co, TX
married a DAY
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4) Prudence Sellers...twin of Mary Eliza...died as infant
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5) Christopher Columbus Sellers, born April 2, 1836, first child born outside of
North Carolina, near Tallahassee, Florida, died Jan 27, 1912, Gorman, TX
married Elizabeth Babb Green, November 4, 1860
***on the individual family sheet, the wedding date is May 1, 1860**
Elizabeth was the widow of James Green, born 1840 in Stoddard, MO
died 1919, Gorman, TX
Baptist preacher
Children;
5a) Frank Marion Sellers, born 1861, Coryell Co, TX
5b) Almond Sellers, born 1863, Coryell Co, TX, died in his early teens
5c) Solomon Sellers, born June 11, 1864, Coryell Co, TX, died Jan 6, 1954
5d) Prudence Sellers, born 1865, Coryell Co, TX, died early in life
5e) Daniel L. Sellers, born 1869, Coryell Co, TX
5f) James Sellers, born Jan 19, 1870, Coryell Co, TX, died Sept 25, 1952 at
Quanah, TX
5g) Temperance Sellers, born Oct 30, 1874, Coryell Co, TX died Sept 1, 1958
married a HAGAN
5h) Sarah Sellers, born 1875, Coryell Co, TX
5I) John C. Sellers, born Jan 16, 1878, Coryell Co, TX, died Sept 2, 1971,
Seagraves,
TX
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6) Solomon R. Sellers, born Jan 23, 1839 in Pike County, Alabama.
married (1)Sarah Elizabeth Blair, (2) Mary C. "Becky" McDonald (3) Mattie
Guthrie
Sarah Elizabeth Blair born 1844 in Louisiana
Mary C. McDonald born Nov 1845, Tennessee
Mattie Guthrie born May, 1883

Children by Sarah;
6a) Albert Sellers, born 1867, Coryell Co, TX
6b) Margaret Sellers, born 1869, Coryell Co, TX
6c) Angeline Sellers, born 1872, Coryell Co, TX
6d) Lewis Sellers, born 1874, Coryell Co, TX
6e) Rina Sellers, born 1879, Coryell Co, TX
6f) Willis Sellers, born 1880, Coryell Co, TX
Children by Mary C.
6g) Simeon R. Sellers, born Jan 1882
6h) Mary R.V. Sellers, born Mar 1884
6I) Marcellus G. Sellers, born Mar 1886
6j) Emily B. Sellers, born Jan 1888
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7) Joel Lewis Sellers, born Jan 27, 1841, Pike Co, AL, died Mar 6, 1922,
Coryell Co, TX
Married Mary Neel, daughter of John Fisher and Lavina Caroline Norman Neel,
Aug 25, 1867. Mary was born Feb 18, 1853, Missouri, died Oct 12, 1921,
Coryell Co, TX
Children;
7a) Prudence L. Sellers, born Sep 9 1869, Coryell Co, TX, died July 2, 1951 OK
married a COALSON
7b) Rose Etta Sellers, born Feb 14, 1871, Coryell Co, TX, died Sep 15, 1950 OK
married a CHOAT, BANKS
7c) Almond Lewis Sellers. born Dec 19, 1872. Coryell Co, TX died Dec 29, 1951.
Turnersville, TX
7d) John Fisher Sellers. born Dec 19, 1872, Coryell Co, TX died Dec 20, 1945,
Hamilton, TX, twin of Almond Lewis Sellers
7e) Mary Caroline Sellers, born Mar 23, 1875, Coryell Co, TX, died Dec 10th
1963,
Waco, Texas married a BOWEN
7f) Wert Adam Sellers, born Jul 27, 1877, Coryell Co, TX, died Feb 10th 1968, CA
7g) George Bibles Sellers. born May 19, 1879, Coryell Co, TX, died Apr 15, 1932,
Turnersville, TX
7h) Norman S. Sellers. born Oct 21, 1881, Coryell Co, TX, died Feb 20th 1960.
Hamilton, TX
7I) Albert J. Sellers, born Nov 19, 1884, Coryell Co, TX, died July, 1968,
Jonesboro, TX
7j) Annie May Sellers, born Jan 23, 1887, Coryell Co, TX, died 1923, Coryell
Co, TX
married a WEAVER
7k) Joel Neel Sellers, born Jan 14, 1895, Coryell Co, TX, died Nov 15, 1924,
Coryell Co, TX
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8) Sarah Ann Sellers, born Jan 13, 1843, Pike Co, AL
married Daniel Babb, noted Bapist preacher, born 1842, Missouri
Children:
8a) Wiliam Babb, born 1867, Hamilton Co, TX
8b) M.A. T. Babb, born 1872, Hamilton Co, TX
8c) James M. Babb, born 1874, Hamilton Co, TX
8d) Martha J. Babb, born 1878, Hamilton Co, TX
8e) John C. Babb, born 1879, Hamilton Co, TX
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9) Elizabeth Sellers born Feb 12, 1845 , Pike Co, AL, died Jan 1, 1928
Coryell Co, Tx
married Isaac Young, Baptist preacher born Oct 5, 1845, Arkansas
Children;
9a) Prudence Young, born 1866, Coryell Co, TX
9b) Alfred Young, born 1868, Coryell Co, TX
9c) Isaac Young, born 1870, Coryell Co, TX
9d) Lafayett Young, born 1872, Coryell Co, TX
9e) Mary Young, born 1876, Coryell Co, TX
9f) Cintha Young, born 1878, Coryell Co, TX
9g) Auston Young, born 1879, Coryell Co, TX
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10) John Almond Sellers , born March 12, 1848, Pike Co, AL
married (1) Elizabeth A. Richards, dau of William J. Richards and
Martha R. Embry (2) Elzzie Ferry
Children;
10a) Martha Ada Sellers, born Dec 24, 1876 married Julius Berry SMITH
10b) Letha Mollie Sellers married Robert Allen SMITH
10c) Ada Lanell Sellers, married Graves Everett RASBERRRY
10d) Oma Sellers, born May 1886 Coryell Co, TX
10e) Pearl Sellers, born Sept 1889 Coryell Co, TX
10f) Enoch Sellers, born Feb 1893 Coryell Co, TX
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11) Simon Sellers, born April, 14 1850, died as infant
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12) Angelina Sellers, born November 25, 1852, Coryell Co, TX, died 1892
married John Knotts, born 1848, Georgia
Children;
12a) Marchal K. Knotts, born 1873, Coryell Co, TX
12b) Laura E. Knotts, born 1876, Coryell Co, TX
12c) John A. Knotts, born 1877, Coryell Co, TX
12d) Charles C. Knotts, born 1879, Coryell Co, TX
by Joy Wilson

CONTRIBUTED BY: SANDY SELLERS
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BRUNSWICK CO, NORTH CAROLINA
PIKE CO, ALABAMA



FROM
SUZANNE'S PAGE

I AM NOT DISPUTING ANY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE
EXCEPT THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN ALMOND SELLERS OF CORYELL COUNTY, TEXAS.
MARTHA ADA SELLERS WAS THE CHILD OF JOHN ALMOND BUT LETHA MOLLIE SMITH WAS
HER DAUGHTER AND ADA LA NELL SMITH WAS THE DAUGHTER OF LETHA. THEY ARE MY
MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER.

THANK YOU,
SUZANNE
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 I PERSONALLY DO NOT KNOW OF ANY OTHER DISCREPANCIES IN JOY'S BOOK.

I HAVE MANY PAGES OF RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTS ON THE SELLERS AND RELATED
FAMILIES LEFT IN MY CARE BY MY BELOVED BROTHER, LARRY JOE RASBERRY. LARRY
LOVED GENEALOGY, TO SAY THE LEAST AND DEDICATED OVER 35 YEARS OF HIS LIFE
TO
DAILY RESEARCH. I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHARE HIS WORK WITH YOU OR
ANYONE INTERESTED.
REGARDS.
SUZANNE
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