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Re: Sellars / Sellers

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


1840 -
Name: Levi Sellers
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Sampson, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7

1850 -
Name: Levi Sellers
[Levi Sellars]
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Southern District, Sampson, North Carolina
Gender: Male

Levi Sellers 57, NC - makes turpentine
Eliza Sellers 53, NC
Ann Sellers 18, NC
James Sellers 15, NC
Levi Sellers 14, NC
George Sellers 12, NC
Elizabeth Sellers 9, NC
Calian Sellers 6, NC [Calvin]

1860 -
Name: Levi Sellers
Age in 1860: 66
Birth Year: abt 1794
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Taylors Bridge, Sampson, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Taylors Bridge

Levi Sellers 66, NC - farmer, cannot write
Elizabeth Sellers 61, NC - cannot write
Elizabeth M Sellers 18, NC
Calvin S Sellers 16, NC

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Levi J. Sellars
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: North Carolina
Regiment Name: 1 Batt'n. North Carolina H. Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery
Company: B
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private

NEED DOB + birthplace for Sarah Cornelia Brantley.

Levi J. Sellers does not appear on any census after 1850

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donniewhite56 2 Oct 2012 12:44PM GMT 
thomasker2 18 Oct 2012 7:26PM GMT 
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