I am looking for Jane Sellers siblings families as well as her parents line
and where she fits in.
Jane Sellers -born 1848 /died 1934 Smithfield, NC buried at Oakland Heights
married Joshua Meilton Childers.
I would like to see if they married in March or April---I have 2 different
emails on their marrage date.
Joshua Meilton Childers, He married Jane Sellers April 28,1865, Johnston
Childers, Joshua Milton Jane Sellers 28 Mar. 1865 Elisha
Moore (? Meers ? Moors)
m. --Apr. 1865 by P.Godwin, J.P. (w)
James H. Parker, clk.
I Believe that Jane's parents are the Alsey Sellers and Cynthia Milliner
Married on June 13, 1846, Johnston County, NC
Sellers, Alsey Cintha Milliner 13 June 1846 Bryan
Sanders (w) Thos. Bagley
Anyone know of anything concerning the Milliners? possibly Millinder?
Jane's mother and father
Johnston Co.NC 1850 page 268
House Number ? 99 ( can't read. sent to me by relative)
SELLERS, Alsey 25 m Farmer
Cynthia 22 f ( her father came with
railroad to Mitchner Station)
Anne 3 f (Jane Anne)
Alexander 1 m
This was Cynthia Millinder above.
1860 JOHNSTON CO. NC CENSUS
House number ?133or 633
SELLERS, Alsey 36 m Head Farmer
Cythia 31 f wife
Jane 12 f
Alex 11 m
James 9 m
David 7 m
Mary 5 f
Martha 2 f
Wilson, John 27 m DAY LABOR
Alexander Sellers born 1847 m.Allie A. Millinder 1871
James Sellers 1851 m.Edny Hill 1878
David Sellers 1850 m. Margaret Eason 1875
Mary Sellers 1855 m.Julius Worrell 1877
Martha Ann Sellers 1858 m. Joseph Merit Pilkington m. 1878
so does anyone know anything about these SELLERS siblings?
Also buried in a 8 family plot area at Oakland
MJ Childers (but his name is Joshua Meilton),
his wife ===========Jane Sellers
=================Cynthia Sellers (Jane's mother)
Ruebin Wilkerson, Jr.
and a (MJ) baby Childers.
and possibly 1 or 2 more babies or 1 plot still open
Jane's Grandmother and Grandfather
JOHNSTON CO. NC marriage Bonds
Groom Bride Date of Bond
Bondsman and Witness
Millner, Furney Ailsey Lynch 13 Mar. 1839 James
Roberts (w) ?Wm H. Watson
Jane Sellers and Joshua Meilton Childers family
They had the following Children: MORE INFO ABOUT EACH CHILD AT THE BOTTOM***LISTED BELOW!!!
Jane and Joshua Meilton's Children and some Grandchildren:
1. Fannie Childers Wilkerson m.Ruebin Wilkerson, Jr.
2. Betty Childers m. Collins- had 10
3. A.D.- Called "Habie" m.Lessie Mae
and some of the kids were named:
**Homer Lee Childers
4. **Edgar -born 1872 m. Heddy
5. **George H. - born 1876 m. Alice
6. **Rose- born 1847 m. George Lee
7. **Joseph Carl-born 1890- m. Rendy
died1943 train accident
8. **Dora Lee Childers-born 1883 m. Daugherty
9. **Adsey Childres-1886
10 **David William - born 1867
11. **Mary-only lived 1 month 1871
I have the above listed on the 1860 Johnston Co.
Census, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910. And many of them in our Family Bible.
Dora Lee Childers Daugherty use to tell my Mother about Joshua Meilton
living in Arkansas, but the census 1900(Johnston County) NC, says he was born in Mississippi.
Family lore states that Jane Sellers Childers always talked about him being stranded and that soldiers had to get back anyway they could. He married Jane Sellers April of 1865. He worked for her Father- in- law a Sellers from N.C. When he had enough money he took his family and went West.
The family moved West and they stayed 1 or 2 years (may have been more) and then moved back to Smithfield/Selma NC for the rest of his life.
As a child Dora Lee Childers talked of going back over the Mississippi on a barge. They went to Johnston County NC (Smithfield area to stay).
Sometime in the late1880's Joshua and Jane decided to move and stay in Smithfield, NC.
They lived in Johnston County sometime after the Civil War until 1930's and some family probably is still in Smithfield , Four Oaks, Selma, NC area. It may be that some of his Children went back to MS or Ark. we lost contact with the Smithfield Childers after the Younger generation moved to Gastonia NC, Dover Del., and Florida.
Jane Sellers Childers went to the CSA soldiers reunions each year. He was in an article in the Smithfield Observer. April 24, 1923 Vol. 3 #69 Page 1 on the left side of the page. New Orleans was his last parade and visit to see his soldier friends.
Others mentioned in the article (as being from Johnston Co ) were:
Wilson's Mills (which I think is all of the mill workers but I am not sure)
L.F. Peedin (near Princeton)
Concerning Joshua Meilton Childers name:
Mom said the family called him M.J., His tombstone says M.J. Childers
He is called:
M.J. in the 1880 census(South Smithfield, James in the 1900 West Selma),
Joshua in the 1910 census -Smithfield Township.
One census has him listed as James
This is the same guy, all the other family members match and the grandson
and a single Grandma Dora Lee were living with them.
And to really mix us up He is called "Jim" in the newspaper article
I sent a note to :
J.H. Stepp about Joshua Meilton Childers
Can you help me find out where he "mustered." ???
Just thought I would see if you saw him in the records.
I asked :
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 1999 2:43 AM
Subject: Re: Childers
I fear that I cannot shed much light on the place of birth of J.M. Childers.
I do note that a J.M. Childers served in Company A of the 38th Arkansas
Infantry, and there was a J.N. Childers in Company C of the 2nd Mississippi
Infantry as well.
Regards . . .
Joshua Meilton was born December 26, 1844 (?) The Bible says 1844 and the census says 1842.
Some of our Childers use Childres and Childress. The census, marriage, and Obits sometimes show the different names. Most of our family used Childres and Childers.
We do not know where JM lived when he was young until the Civil War, nor do we know his parents first names. We could use some help.Joshua Meilton Childers parents....
Possibly from Ark. or Ms.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: [NCJOHNST] Fw: Childers (&other spellings), Sellers,
Oakland Heights Cemetery is located in the town of Smithfield, NC facing
North Street. Below are the Childers buried there.
Daniel W. Childers,Sn.-b. Aug.26,1900 - d.Mar. 5,1964. NCPfc 13 Arm. Div.
Dora Lee Childers- b. May 7, 1883 d. Dec.10, 1965
Hettie Blanch Childers b. Dec. 1- d. Dec 13,1932. 12 days.
Joseph Carl Childers -b. Aug. 8,1890 - d. Jan. 30, 1943. married Rendy
M.J. Childers -b.Dec.26, 1841. d. Jan. 9, 1924
Rendy Childers - b.July 14, 1894 - d. -- married Joseph Carl
Ruldoph C. Childres - b.Mar. 20, 1924 - Mar. 10, 1946. NC Tech 5 31 Inf.
Shellie Childers - b. 1898 - d.1967
Walter M. Childers - b.May 6, 1903- d. May 4, 1965
I will see if I can get info on some of the others, who may be buried in
other Johnston County, NC cemeteries. I will get back to you soon.
more info on Jane and Joshua's family:
***Fannie Childers*****born 1868 m. Ruebin Wilkerson, Jr.
child **Maude Wilkerson-born 1889
Mother: Maude Wilkerson d/o Reuben Wilkerson and Fannie Childress
Died: 22 Oct. 1982
Married: LeRoy "Roy" Ward s/o Dempsey Ward and Nancy Raper
Born: May 1881
OBT. of Maude Wilkerson from Smithfield Herald
Maudie W. Ward ,93 of Route 3,Kenly, NC
Mrs. Maudie Wilkerson Ward of Route 3, Kenly died Tuesday following
a period of declining health.
Mrs. Ward, 93, was born in Arkansas.She was the daughter of the late
Rueben and Fannie Childress Wilkerson.
The funeral was held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of
Gizzard Funeral Home in Kenly. The Rev. Jimmy Barfield officiated.
Burial was in Kenly Cemetery.
PARENTS OF Maude Wilkerson;
Father: Reuben Wilkerson s/o Reuben Wilkerson, Sr. and Reldy Parnell
(married bond date
27 Nov.1833) Jack Jackson
Mother: Fannie Childress d/o Milton J. Childres born in
Mississippi& Jane Sellers born in
Fannie was Born: June 3, 1868 grave stone.
Died: Dec.9, 1926 in Smithfield;
Buried : in Oakland Heights
12 Dec.1926. She was 58 years 6
months and 11 days old.
I was told by Clinton Ward that Reuben Wilkerson was full Blooded
Cherokee( I do not know if this Is true or not. Also that he was in the
Trail of Tears March. It would have to be the Rueben Wilkerson Sr. that
married Redly Parnell I would
I have this 1900 CENSUS OF Reuben Wilkerson
EAST Beulah Precinct 13th day of June 1900 JOHNSTON CO. NC
WILKERSON Reuben Head w m Sept. 1857 42 m 18 yrs. NC parents
Fannie J. wife w f Jan. 1867 33 m 18 yrs. NC
Loretta daug. w f Oct. 1884 15 s
Addie L. daug. w f Sept. 1886 13 s
Maude L. daug. w f July 1888 11 s
William son w m June 1892 7 s
Rilda J. daug. w f Feb. 1899 1 s
Another Census I have :
JOHNSTON CO. NC 1860 Beulah Township
WILKERSON Rilda f 66 Keeping House (mother
of Reuben above)
? Lorinda f 34 at home
Narcissa f 24 at home
Nathan m 19 farm labor
Ruben m 21 farm labor
CENSUS OF DEMSEY WARD who married NANCY RAPER
(mother and father of LeRoy "Roy" WARD who married Maude WIKERSON
1900 WILSON CO. NC CENSUS ( ? SpringHill TWP. I did not write it
WARD Dempsey Head w m Jan. 1848 56 m
Nancy wife w f Feb. 1850 50 m
Frances D w f Apr. 1877 23 s
(?)Fannie D w f Oct. 1883 16 s
LeRoy "Roy" son w m May 1881 19 s
Charlie son w m Apr. 1886 14 s
Etta D w f Feb. 1888 12 s
Joesar son w m Mar. 1890 10 s
Polly D w f Mar. 1891 9
Nancy D w f Apr. 1892 8 s
(?) Annie D w f May 1895 5 s
Jarvis Grandson w m May 1899 1 s
The names with a ? by them I could not read clearly.
page ? JOhnSTON CO.NC Register 1881 -1900
Race Groom Bride& Parents Date, Place,
W Wilkerson, Reubin Fannie Childers 4 Sept.
1883 W. F. Gerald' Reubin & Rildy Wilkerson
James & Jane Childres W. F. Gerald, J.P.
family number 58
WILKERSON, Rubin Head m w 63 Farmer
Fannie J. wife f w 45
Willie A. son m w 17
Rilda J. daug. f w 11
At the end of this info on the same page it saids:
Here ends , (Thank Goodness) , the enumeration of Lower Oneals Township.
Josiah Stancil, Enumerator
1860 CENSUS JOHNSTON CO. NC
family number 665
WILKERSON, R- 48 f Seamtress 125 NC
Narcissa 18 f
Reuben 12 m
Nathan 10 m
PARROT, Ann 72 f note: (born 1788)
JOHNSTON CO. NC marriage bond
GROOM BRIDE DATE OF BOND BONDSMAN
Wilkerson, Reuben Reldy Parnell 27 Nov. 1833 John Jackson
He is originally from Middlesex, NC
I found on the net at: www.netins.net/showcase/sellerfamily
Peggy Ward wrote and had this in Maria's notes on the site listed above:
Any help to connect any of these would be very helpful. I am looking for
any of the above families and or
Charlene Nix, in Florida
GG Granddaughter of Joshua Meilton Childers and Jane Sellerspbsam@n-jcenter.com
I DO NOT KNOW IF THESE BELOW ARE RELATED TO THE ABOVE FAMILIES BUT THEY WERE
VERY NEAR THESE FAMILIES IN THE CENSUS AND THEY ARE HERE FOR REFERENCE.
1850 WAYNE CO. NC CENSUS
MILANDER, Furniford 36 m Head Wheelwright
Alsey 30 f wife
Mary 10 f
Martha 5 f
Alsey 2 f
Family number 256
SELLERS, Augustus 31 m Head Farmer
185 289 NC
Patsey 20 f Wife
House number 192
SELLERS, Daniel 24 m Head Timber Getter
1355 1843 NC
Sarah 26 f wife
Twin George 2 m
Twin Nancy 2 f
William 20 m Timber Getter
1860 JOHNSTON CO. NC CENSUS
Same page I was on.
Family number 201
SELLERS, William H. 33 m Head Farmer 235 358 NC
Harriet 28 f wife
Twin Lizzie 8/12 f
Twin Ann 8/12 f