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John Sellers

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  • Name John Sellers  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1815  Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Not Stated 
    Residence 1850  Appling, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Militia District 442 
    Residence 1860  Appling, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Southern District 
    Residence 04 Jul 1870  Baker, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 03 Sep 1870  Charlton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Not Stated 
    Died Between 04 Sep 1870 and 1880 
    Person ID I1745  tng Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2014 

    Father John Sellers,   b. 1770, Duplin, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Jane Carter,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 28 Jul 1798  Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F820  Group Sheet

    Family Keziah Rowe,   b. 1814, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1834  Appling, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann Sellers,   b. 1839, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880  (Age 31 years)
     2. Nancy Ann Sellers,   b. 1840, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1871 and 1880  (Age 31 years)
     3. John Sellers,   b. 1842, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jane Sellers,   b. 1844, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1910, Bethel Cemetery, Nassau, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Keziah Sellers,   b. 1846, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1883  (Age < 37 years)
     6. Sarah Sellers,   b. 09 Sep 1848, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1891  (Age 42 years)
     7. Samuel Sellers,   b. 1849, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Nellie Sellers,   b. 1850, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Hilliard, Nassau, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Belle Sellers,   b. 15 Jun 1853, Appling, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1913, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +10. Manning Sellers,   b. 1854, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Emmaus Church Cemetery, Charlton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Lucretia Sellers,   b. Oct 1850, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Silas Sellers,   b. 1858,   d. Bef 06 Jun 1897  (Age < 39 years)
    +13. Julia America Sellers,   b. 13 Sep 1861,   d. 11 Nov 1940  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F806  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - Bulloch, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Not Stated - 1830 - Bulloch, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1834 - Appling, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Militia District 442 - 1850 - Appling, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Southern District - 1860 - Appling, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 04 Jul 1870 - Baker, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Not Stated - 03 Sep 1870 - Charlton, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sellers Line

      John Sellers, or Sellars as the lowland Scots would spell the name, was the son of John Sellars and Jane Carter, daughter of Mathew Carter, RS. Early Wiregrass researchers confused this John with his older first cousin John Millender Sellars, son of Samuel Sellars and Mary Bishop (Pioneers of Wiregrass Books Vol. 3). In a later volume of Wiregrass, a correction states the John Sellers who married Kizzie was a nephew to Samuel Samuel not a son. John's grandfather was Samuel Sellars, RS of NC (PWG Vol. 2), and according to the patriot's will, he had three children: 1.) John who married Jane Carter, 2.) Samuel who married first Mary Bishop then Miss Carter, and 3.) Daughter Penelope who married John Staten. Statenville, GA was named for this family.

      John and Jane's son John Sellars was born about 1815 in Bullock County, Georgia. He married in Appling County to Keziah about 1834. His wife's maiden name is not known as of yet, but researchers lean toward Smith or Rowe. No documentation is established for either. Keziah is enumerated as Kizzie or Sukey born in North Carolina in the census. After 1860, John and Kizzie Sellars moved to Charlton County, Georgia and raised their large family in Gaineyville at Sellers' Landing on the north bank of St. Mary?s River. John Sellars did not record any land transactions in Charlton County. This Sellars family was enumerated in both the Charlton County, Georgia and the Baker County, Florida 1870 census, because they had a ferry that ran across the St. Mary's River between Georgia and Florida. John died between 1870-1880 as Kizzie is enumerated in the 1880 census a widow/head-of-house with several adult children and grandchildren living in her home. Burial sites of John and Kizzie are not recorded but believed to be in the unmarked graves along the river at Emmaus Church Cemetery near Sellers' Landing.

      Children of John and Kizzie Sellars:

      1. Mary Ann b. 1839 m. Appling Co., GA
      Jackson Carter
      d. Between 1860-1870

      2. Nancy Ann b. 1840 m. Isaac Carter
      d. Between 1871-1880.
      Jackson and Isaac Carter may have been the sons of Jacobs Carter; they may have been half brothers with different mothers.

      3. John b. 1842 m. Margaret unknown

      4. Jane b. 1844 m. Owen Green about 1869
      d. 21 Feb 1910 (s/o Sophie Crews and
      Jesse Thomas Green)

      (Buried Bethel Cemetery, Nassau County, FL with several members of her family)

      5. Keziah b. 1846 m. Peter Rowe about 1874
      (2nd wife/first cousin)
      d. Before Peter Rowe's
      3rd marriage April 1883/burial site unknown

      (Peter Rowe is documented Huxford Magazine XXII no. 1 by Tom Sikes.)

      6. Sarah b. Feb. 9, 1848 m. 1st William Morris on
      August 3, 1870
      d. March 30, 1891 2nd John Blake
      b. April 8, 1839
      d. Oct 26, 1926

      (Sarah and John's dates taken from tombstones in Old Still Cemetery, Nassau County, FL. Some of their children's graves are there too and they intermarried with the VanZant family. The 1920 Nassau County, FL census shows that John Blake born in Massachusetts had remarried after Sarah's death.)

      7. Samuel b. 1849
      (Samuel and Emanuel may be the same child)

      8. Nellie b. Feb.1850 m. Malachi Thompson
      d. After Dec 31, 1917 on May 14, 1872
      (s/o Benjamin and
      Bitha Thompson)

      (Both are buried in Old Still Cemetery, Nassau County, FL. Malachi served in the Georgia 47th, lost his right eye at Chickamauga and he, then his widow Nellie, received a pension. Nellie's death date is unknown)

      9. Emanuel/Manning b. 1852 m. 1st Mary?
      d. Fall 1920 2nd Catherine Dixon
      (d/o of John Dixon
      & Mary Franklin)
      (Manning's name was listed a Marion on his marriage record to Catherine Dixon and he buried in an unmarked grave in Emmaus Cememtery, St. George, GA. Catherine was buried in the Stone Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL. The Stone Cemetery was destroyed except for two graves when a housing development was built on the site)

      10. Isabella b. 15 June 1853 m. Mark Robinson
      d. 9 June 1913 (s/o James Robinson &
      Easter Osteen)
      (Mark Robinson was married first 30 Nov 1854 to Sarah Jane Barber b. 15 May 1837 in Bryan County, GA & daughter of Israel Barber, 5 children to this union. Mark served in the CSA in Captain Dasher's Co. 26th GA as a sergeant, captured in VA in 1865 and lost two brothers in the war. He married Bell in 1873, had 7 children and died Sept. 17, 1903.)

      1 1. Lucretia b. 1856/58 m. 1st John David Howard
      (s/o J. Howard)
      2nd Green Batten
      b. 1835 (s/o Isham
      Batten)
      (Lucretia was buried Emmaus Church Cemetery in St. George, Georgia/ No dates on tombstone-just the name Batten. Besides being the mother to children fathered by Howard and Batten, she was the stepmother to a host of children from Batten's first marriage.)

      12. Silas b. 1858 m. Millie Frances Davis
      d. Prior to on June 4, 1887
      Millie's 2nd marriage
      to Joseph Edward Hernandez
      on June 6, 1897

      13. Julia America b. September 13. 1861 m. William Riley Dixon
      d. November 11, 1940 on Sept 16, 1880
      (s/o of John Dixon
      & Mary Franklin)
      (Both are buried Dyal Cemetery, Starke, FL; Dixon couple enumerated Julia age 17 and William age 18 in Charlton County, Georgia 1880 census next door to Kizzie Sellars)

      Additional Information:

      In the 1850 Census of Appling County, Francis Sellers is enumerated with John Sellers' family. Francis is not grouped by age with John's children in the census, but added at the end of the household suggesting that he is not one of John's children. By 1860, Francis was living with a Hughes family, which is believed to be an aunt and her famliy. He is believed to be a youngest brother of John. Francis/Frank was born 1836 and died during the Civil War on 18 October 1863 in Cassville, Georgia. He married and left a young widow Sarah McEachin Sellers with infant son, John Morgan Seller, born 11 August 1863 and lived his entire life with his large family in Appling County, Georgia. Information obtained from McEachin researcher.

      In the 1860 Census of Appling County, John Sellars' household is on page 49 #299. Household #298 is Jackson and Mary A. Carter with their 4 daughters under the age of 5 years. In household #300 are Isaac and Nancy Carter with their toddler daughter. Mary A. and Nancy are enumerated in John Sellars' household in 1850. Jackson and Isaac are half brothers. Their father was Jacob Carter and grandfather George Carter, RS. In the Charlton Co., GA 1870 census Nancy and Isaac Carter were enumerated in Household #331 while her parents were in Household #329. Carter information obtained from Carter researchers.

      The information on Jane Sellars and Owen Green was from an interview with Myrtis Connor of St, George, GA who is a granddaughter of Isabel Sellers Robinson and knew Jane's family personally. This is documented in the 1870 census of Charlton Co., Georgia with Jane and Owen Green enumerated in dwelling #328 while John and Kizzie Sellers are in dwelling # 329. Green researcher shows Owen born 9 January 1854 Georgia and died 23 January 1927/buried in Bethel Cemetery, Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida along with Jane. A review of the Bethel Cemetery records at the
      Fort Carolina LDS Church in Jacksonville shows that Mrs. Connor is correct.

      In the census 1870 of Charlton County, GA Mary can be found with her children alone as if Jackson had died between 1860 and 1870. In Statenville in Echols County, GA in the same census is John Sellers and wife Margaret. It is not clear if this John is the son of Kizzie and John Sellers or the son of John M. Sellers, the first cousin of John Sellers.

      In 1870 Charlton County, Georgia census, Isaac Carter and wife Nancy with children are enumerated in dwelling #331 near other members of John Sellers' family. By 1880, Isaac was enumerated without Nancy. Only 3 of their children, the youngest being 9 years old, were in the household.

      Mary Sellers Carter was enumerated as a widow in her mother's household in 1880. Lucretia with husband David Howard, Manning, and several of Kizzie's grandchildren are enumerated in this household. A Mary Sellers is enumerated as daughter-in-law.

      Myrtis Connor, the granddaughter of Isabella Sellers Robinson, also states Keziah Sellers maiden name was Rowe. She states Jackson Sellers, son of Keziah Sellers Rowe, lived in her household when she was a child. Keziah Sellers Rowe married her first cousin Peter Rowe according to family history. Manning Sellers also lived in Myrtis' household when she was a little. Myrtis Connor was born 1913 and is very lucid and correct when giving family history.

      In 1857 the Appling County courthouse burnt and many early records were lost. Appling County was established by 1819 and was a huge piece of land that includes today's counties of Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Telfair, Ware, and Wayne. Some of these counties obtained small portions of land while others were entirely cut from the original Appling County.

      John Sellers, Sr. was first enumerated in 1820 and again in the 1830 census. John Sellers, Sr. would have been over 50 years old in 1830. In the 1840 census John Sellers is a young man with wife and children. One elderly man is living in that household. In 1850, the elderly man is gone and John Sellers is enumerated with wife Kizzie and the children are named. Besides the mention of John being the nephew of Samuel Sellers in the Wiregrass books, this is the only proof that John Jr. was the son of John Sr. In the 1850 census Jane Carter Sellers is an elderly woman in the Dyal household. One of her daughters married the Dyal while the other married a Hughes.

      Carter, Isaac,
      Enlisted as a private in Co. K, 2d Regiment 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops October 10, 1861. Mustered out April 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 54th Regiment Ga. Inf. April 28,1862. Rolls dated February 28, 1863, only roll on file, shows him present. No later record. Carter, Jackson, a private enlisted April 28, 1862. Rolls dated February 28, 1863, only roll on file, shows him present. Information obtained from:

      MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY B, 54th REGIMENT
      GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
      ARMY OF TENNESSEE
      C. S. A.
      APPLING COUNTY, GEORGIA

      In the 1880 Federal Census of GA Charlton County, the widow Kizzie is listed with adult children and grandchildren. There is enumerated Margaret (Mary) Floyd, granddaughter age 18. There is no documentation that she is a granddaughter and Floyd researchers believe she isn't. Nancy Floyd, her sister is enumerated in Charlton County 1880 census in the household as a companion of a single woman named Martha Smith. Haddie Floyd is enumerated in the household of Elijah Carter in Wayne County, GA in the same census. These girls are thought to be the children of Thomas Floyd and Elizabeth Carter, and Elizabeth being the sister of Isaac and Jackson Carter who married the Sellers sisters.

      This Mary Floyd is enumerated in 1870 census Charlton County with another family:
      Dwelling 224/207
      Elizabeth Floyd age 32 farmer
      Sarah Floyd age 13 housemaid
      Mary Floyd age 12 (married Joseph Madison Johns/no record)
      Harriet Floyd age 8 (Haddie married Bryant Johns/recorded)
      Lewis Floyd age 7 (married Susana Taylor/recorded)
      Nancy Floyd age 5
      James Floyd age 2

      In the 1860 census of Camden County, Tom Floyd is enumerated with females with only their first initials listed.

      Documents from the State of Florida Controller's Office shows that Nellie Sellers Thompson received her Civil War Widow's Pension through December 31, 1917, yet her adult children sold their farm and left Nassau County, FL about 1916 without their elderly mother. It is believed that she died between her husband's death and this relocation from Nassau County to St. Johns County. There is no further documentation on anyone's pension after that date as the documentation is incomplete according to Archives personnel.

      Information on the Floyd line obtained June 2005 from Gail Moore embracer@pineland.net
      Complied by third cousins jointly: Betty Parrish, Nashville, TN & Linda Davis, Fernandina Beach, FL. ldavis8@msn.com -- updated 01 July 2005

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;).
      Year: 1830; Census Place: Bulloch, Georgia; Roll 16; Page: 93.
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    2. [S360] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1850; Census Place: Militia District 442, Appling, Georgia; Roll: M432_61; Page: 13B; Image: 34.
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    3. [S354] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).
      Year: 1860; Census Place: Southern District, Appling, Georgia; Roll M653_111; Page: 49; Image: 50.
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    4. [S352] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Baker, Florida; Roll M593_128; Page: 229; Image: 465.
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    5. [S352] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Charlton, Georgia; Roll M593_140; Page: 344; Image: 159.
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    6. [S234] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 3, Folks Huxford, (Name: 1957;), Page 414.

    7. [S153] Internet.
      http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=29467&iid=dvm_LocHist013301-00003-1&sid=&gskw=john+sellars&cr=1
      [ View marriage certificate]

    8. [S427] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online..
      Record for John Sellers

    9. [S428] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Dodd, Jordan, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1997;), Database online..
      Record for John Sellers