VA REV WAR -= Virginians in the Rev
Frederick SELLERS, Rom.
John SELLERS, 1ST LIGHT DRAGOONS
MICHAEL SELLERS, 3 AND 4 CL, 4 CL, 8 CL, written also JOHN MICHAEL
WILLIAM SELLERS, 2 VA. STATE REG.
under COLONIAL VA
Jn:o Sellars, pvt,enl.4 Aug 1746, Capt. Beverly Robinson's Co of VA Militia (this wouldn't be Rev War? msh)
John Sellers, pvt. Capt Beverly Robinson's Co, Aug 25 1746-24 Oct 1746
Corporal Sellars, Capt George Mercer's Co. 15 Oct.1754 with 1 fireloct
fit for service
Tho:s Sellers, Serjeant, Capt John West's Recruits, Jun 1754
George Sellar on list of Voters, Frederick Co.VA 11 Dec 1755
George Seller on poll taken at the Election of Burgesses, Frederick
18 May 1761
Jn:o Sellars, recruit who joined at Will's Creek after battle of the
Meadows, Jul 1754
Thom:s Sellars, Hog's Col recruit that enlisted after Battle of The
North Carolina Militia:
Joseph Seler, on list of the young men Capt Samuel Coburn's Co, Anson
Michel Selor on list of the young men Capt. Samuel Coburn's Co, Anson Co
Benjamin Sellars, Serjeant, Capt. Jacob Whitehead's Co 1750's Edgecombe
Elijah Sellers, soldier, Edgecombe Co Militia, Capt. Jacob Whitehead's Co
James Sellers, Lieut, Capt. Isaiah Hogan's Co. 19 Sep 1772
John Sellars, Pvt " " " "
Sampson Sellars,pvt. Capt Jod:n Harper's Co 1772
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.
That is all that was listed. Sorry for the break in what I have sent.
Sorry................no luck here either.
>On an 1801 Ohio Military Tax List , we have a WM SOLUS, army land,
>089, Va Military Dist , TX 1801=?
>I checked the number under Military land and didn't find anything
I did not either. Perhaps I will check further if I get a chance.
I thought someone might find the John Sellers entry in this 1778 payroll
record of the Virginia Light Dragoons interesting.
Kentucky recently released a searchable database for land warrants issued to
Virginians who served in the Revolutionary War. You can find it at
_http://sos.ky.gov/land/_ (http://sos.ky.gov/land/) .
Warrants were issued from August 8, 1782 to October 29, 1793 to Virginia
Revolutionary War veterans for use in the Military District of Kentucky (as the
area was called before it was separated from Virginia and became a state).
James Askew received Military Warrant #1 on August 8, 1782. Henry Bedinger
received Military Warrant #4627 on October 29, 1793.
I entered all the usual spellings for our family into the name index. The
Kentucky database indexes 4,748 Virginia Revolutionary Warrants. There are 121
duplicate numbers, so the warrants range in number from one to 4,627.
Sallards, Eliphalet Wt #2979.0 Wt date 4-20-1784 100 ac 3yrs
in Va state line
Sellers, Michael Wt #3745 Wt date 2-7-1785 200 ac
service VA Cont'l line
Sollers, William Wt #950 Wt date 6-20-1783 100 ac
svce. VA Cont'l line
Sullins, William Wt #3959 Wt date 8-12-1785 200 ac
svce. VA Cont'l line
Sell, George Wt #1265 Wt date 6-27-1783 200 ac
svce. VA Cont'l line
In the case of Michael Sellers, the date appears to be 1786 when you view it
on the Kentucky website, but the official version is 1785 so that is what I
have reported. Kentucky reports the warrant to Michael Sellers was never
used to patent land in Kentucky.
Not all Virginia veterans used their Warrants before 1792, when Kentucky was
separated from Virginia. Where would the veterans locate if they couldnt
use Kentucky? Virginia had reserved land in Ohio as part of a cession
compromise with Congress and a portion of that area was newly declared the Virginia
Military District. These District lands are in 23 Ohio counties north from
the Ohio River, between the Scioto and Little Miami Rivers, as far as 141
miles. Warrants used in the Kentucky Military District end with #4627. If you
find your veteran had a higher number, Kentucky says it was most surely used in
Ohio. Contact the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus for Virginia warrants
with higher numbers than 4,627.
Many Revolutionary War veterans sold their warrants. No name associated
with Sellers was listed as a buyer.
Falls Church, VA