Founding of Sellers Cemetery as a public burial
cemetery can be traced to the Sellers Family. Early settler to
the area, John Sellers, was born June 19, 1772,
probably in South Carolina. He moved to Carroll County
in the late 1820s and purchased land around what is
now Sellers Hill, just north of Clarksburg on Highway 22.
He died on January 22, 1844 and is buried in the
Sellers family plot on the old farm. The cemetery became
a public burial place when his son, William R., deeded
the land for a public cemetery just after the Civil War.
Sue Ann Lewis and Sylvia Whitaker,
of the area, surveyed this cemetery in Spring 2003.
They identified over 750 marked graves. There are others
that only are identified with a block or a sunken
place in the soil. As with all these old cemeteries, these
old grave monuments are deteoriating quickly to
the effects of natural aging and acid rain.
Putting this cemetery into print will preserve
these people's memories forever. However, beware
some of these old markers were hard to read
and mistakes are possible. If anyone finds one,
please let me know and I will update the records.
This cemetery contains the remains of
people. Most endured hardships as evidenced by the
high child mortality rates in the late 1800s. However,
their faith in God and belief in family values set
the stage of our value system we enjoy today.
I extend my appreciation to Sue Ann and Sylvia for allowing me to
post this information. They have spent countless hours
in surveying the cemeteries of Benton, Carroll, and
Henderson Counties and are always more than
willing to share any information they possess.
Permission is granted for anyone to use this information
for their pursuit of genealogy research.
Because of the size of the file and the slow speed of
some internet ISP services, I broke this cemetery down into 17 major family
categories in alphabetical order which improved download
significantly. You can reach each major group
by clicking on one of the family urls below. Putting
this cemetery on the internet provides interested parties
an opportunity to research this cemetery no matter
where they live on this planet.
|Adams - Bradberry||Brandon-Brunner||Bybee - Crider|
|Crossnoe - Falkner||Flake - Haywood||Higham - Kirby|
|King - Merrick||Milam - Peterson||Phillips - Renfroe|
|Rigsby - Roark||Robinson - Russell||Scott|
|Sellers - Simpson||Singleton - Smith||Springer - Tilson|
|Tosh - Umstead||Utley - York|