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Third Generation

Family of John SELLERS (2) & Henrietta NORWOOD

3. Nancy SELLERS. At the age of 27, Nancy died in 1831. Born in 1804 in South Carolina.

In 1830 when Nancy was 26, she married Gideon J. FALKNER. Born on 10 Nov 1806 in Anson County, North Carolina. At the age of 78, Gideon J. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 5 Dec 1884. Buried in Dec 1884 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had one child:
i. Nancy. Born in 1833 in Tennessee.

On 3 Dec 1852 when Nancy was 19, she married Elbert L. PHILLIPS, in Carroll County, Tennessee.


4. Catherine SELLERS. Born on 2 Mar 1806 in South Carolina. At the age of 49, Catherine died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 28 Aug 1855.

Catherine married Jeptha GULLEDGE, son of Joel GULLEDGE (1770-1861) & Zilphia HUNTLEY (-1845). Born on 6 Dec 1801 in South Carolina. At the age of 40, Jeptha died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 5 Sep 1842.

Will: Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of a sound mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the Same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say), First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharine Gulledge all my land tenement houses barns ways woods and water during her lifetime or widowhood to her and my boys that is I wish my boys to have fifty acres at the north end of my land where Green Chambers now lives. I also give to my wife two mares and one Sorrel colt four cows her choice two heilfers ten head of sheep ten choice head of fatening hogs wagon and Steers farming utensils household and Kitchen furniture two sows and pigs her choice. I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas B. Gulledge one A colt give to my son Joel L. Gulledge one A bay colt I give to my son Joel L. Gulledge one Sorrel colt. I wish my son William R. Gulledge to have a horse worth as much as the other boys colts out of my wife share of the property. I give to my daughter Zelphia A. Gulledge one cow and calf one feather bead. I give to my daughter Mary Jane Gulledge one cow and calf and one feather bed. I give my Daughter Martha Ellen Gulledge one cow and calf and one feather bed. All the rest of my perishable property after my death to be sold to the highest bidder and my debts paid and the balance to be put out on interest and as my children become of age to have an equal share of it. I hereby appoint John Sellers, Sr. my Sole Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness where of I hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two.
Witness: Hiram Laws, John W. Sellers )

Jeptha Gulledge (Seal)

State of Tennessee )
Carroll County ( October Term 1842.

This day the last will and testament of Jeptha Gulledge was produced in open Court and the Executor their of was duly proven by the oathes of Hiram Laws and John W. Sellers the two Subscribing witness their to and ordered to be recorded.

A Copy Test
Y W Allen Clk.


They had the following children:
16 i. Thomas S. (1825-1849)
ii. Joel L.. Born on 23 May 1826. At the age of 18, Joel L. died on 23 Jun 1844.

17 iii. Zelpha Ann (1829- 1910)
iv. John Jackson. Born on 24 Jun 1830. At the age of 10, John Jackson died on 26 Nov 1840.

18 v. Mary Jane (1832-1892)
vi. William R.. Born in 1836 in Tennessee. At the age of 44, William R. died after 1880.

MISCELLANEOUS: Never married.

19 vii. Martha Ellen (1840-)

5. Candace SELLERS. Born on 28 Nov 1808 in South Carolina. At the age of 87, Candace died on 26 Jun 1896. Buried in 1896 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

Candace married Arthur TOSH, son of John TOSH Senior (1777-) & Margaret JOHNSON (1773-). Born on 8 Aug 1808 in Kentucky. At the age of 68, Arthur died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 3 Oct 1876. Buried in 1876 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 8th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had the following children:
20 i. Thomas Jefferson (1833-1869)
21 ii. Francis Asbury (1834-1912)
iii. Elizabeth Jane. Born on 1 May 1835. At the age of 46, Elizabeth Jane died on 4 Mar 1882. Buried in Mar 1882 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

iv. Nancy Faulkner. Born in 1836. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

On 10 Jan 1866 when Nancy Faulkner was 30, she married John Z. KELLEY, son of James W. KELLEY (1797-1849) & Susanna BLACK (1800-), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 15 May 1837 in Georgia. At the age of 32, John Z. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 19 Dec 1869. Buried in Dec 1869 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Lived in 8th District, Carroll County, in 1860.

22 v. Rilah Smith (1837-)
vi. Martha Catherine. Born in 1840 in Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

vii. Zilpha Louise. Born in 1841 in Tennessee. At the age of 37, Zilpha Louise died in 1878. Buried in 1878 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

On 19 Dec 1872 when Zilpha Louise was 31, she married Jacob Marion KELLEY, son of James W. KELLEY (1797-1849) & Susanna BLACK (1800-), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1841 in Georgia. At the age of 71, Jacob Marion died in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1912. Buried in 1912 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Lived in 8th District, Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1860.

23 viii. James Alvin (1843-1917)
24 ix. Hardy Harrison (1845-1912)
x. William Perry. Born in 1846 in Tennessee. At the age of 90, William Perry died in 1936. Buried in 1936 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

William Perry married Susan RHODES. Born in 1854. At the age of 80, Susan died in 1934. Buried in 1934 in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Leach, Carroll County, Tennessee.

25 xi. Jeptha Allen (1848-1912)
xii. Lucinda Ellen. Born in 1852.


Arthur Tosh and family were living in 8th District, Carroll County, in 1860.

6. John W. SELLERS. Born on 14 Nov 1813 in South Carolina. At the age of 85, John W. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 16 Apr 1899. Buried in Apr 1899 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 27 Sep 1839 when John W. was 25, he first married Nancy Louisa SCOTT, in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 25 Jul 1820. At the age of 26, Nancy Louisa died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 2 Jan 1847. Buried in 1847 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Louisa. Born in 1835 in Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

26 ii. Henrietta Jane (1841-1916)
iii. Clementine. Born on 5 Sep 1843 in Tennessee. Clementine died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 8 Oct 1843. Buried in Oct 1843 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

27 iv. Martha E. (1845-1923)
v. Martin.


On 25 Jan 1853 when John W. was 39, he second married Talitha TOSH, daughter of James TOSH (1801-) & Ellender BRANDON (1801-), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 18 Jan 1825 in Tennessee. At the age of 79, Talitha died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 29 Jun 1904. Buried in Jun 1904 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had the following children:
i. S.E.. Born on 17 Sep 1854. At the age of 3, S.E. died on 23 May 1858. Buried in May 1858 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. M. L.. Born on 29 Dec 1856. At the age of 1, M. L. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 17 Apr 1858. Buried in 1858 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

iii. Susan. Born on 14 Sep 1858. Susan died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 23 Jun 1859. Buried in 1859 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

iv. James Martin. Born on 18 Sep 1860. At the age of 27, James Martin died on 1 Jun 1888. Buried in 1888 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

v. N. C.. Born on 7 Feb 1863. At the age of 1, N. C. died on 5 Mar 1864. Buried in Mar 1864 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.


7. Abraham SELLERS. Born in 1815 in South Carolina.

Lived in 12th District, Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1850. Appears to have lived in South Carolina and moved to Carroll County between 1845 and 1848 as evidenced by the birth of his children.

Abraham married Mary ?.

They had the following children:
i. Phillip. Born in 1836 in South Carolina.

ii. Elizabeth A.. Born in 1838 in South Carolina.

iii. Gilla A.. Born in 1840 in South Carolina.

iv. Mary. Born in 1842 in South Carolina.

v. William A.. Born in 1844 in South Carolina.

vi. Josiah. Born in 1846 in South Carolina.

vii. Alia A.. Born in 1848 in Tennessee.


8. Henrietta SELLERS. Born about 1817 in South Carolina. At the age of 38, Henrietta died before 10 Jul 1855.

Henrietta married Vincent J. PARSONS. Born about 1817 in North Carolina. At the age of 50, Vincent J. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 7 Feb 1867.

They had the following children:
i. Susan Jane. Born around 1840 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. Sarah F.. Born around 1843 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

iii. James C.. Born around 1845 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

iv. Nancy. Born around 1846 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

v. William R.. Born around 1849 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

vi. Samuel D.. Born on 10 May 1856. Buried in Hampton Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.


9. Hardy S. SELLERS. Born in Feb 1817 in South Carolina. At the age of 82, Hardy S. died after 1900. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 2 Jan 1840 when Hardy S. was 22, he married Sarah Ann SCOTT, in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 2 Feb 1822 in Tennessee. At the age of 65, Sarah Ann died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 30 Jan 1888. Buried in Jan 1888 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
i. Nancy C.. Born about 1842 in Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

ii. Mary E.. Born about 1845 in Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

iii. John M.. Born on 15 Sep 1850 in Carroll County, Tennessee. John M. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 8 Sep 1851. Buried in Sep 1851 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

iv. Martha C.. Born on 8 Mar 1857 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Martha C. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 30 Sep 1857. Buried in Sep 1857 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

v. Viola. Born in 1861.

28 vi. Henrietta (1866-)

10. Zilpha SELLERS. Born in 1818 in South Carolina. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 4 Oct 1838 when Zilpha was 20, she married John William Perry WILSON, son of William Jordan WILSON (1793-1864) & Elizabeth BRANDON (1794-1824), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 17 Oct 1817 in Tennessee. At the age of 43, John William Perry died in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee on 11 May 1861. Buried in May 1861 in Sellers Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Occupation: Farmed in the twelfth District, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Served in the House, 31st General Assembly, 1855-57, representing Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
29 i. Henrietta Elizabeth (1841-1941)
ii. Marcus Lafayette. Born on 6 Sep 1842 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, Marcus Lafayette died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 9 Mar 1924.

Marcus Lafayette married Sarah Francis KELLY.

iii. Nancy Evaline. Born about 1845 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

30 iv. Margaret Catherine (1848-1912)
v. Lydia. Born in Jun 1850 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

vi. Robert Frances. Born about 1853 in Tennessee. At the age of 88, Robert Frances died before 1941.

vii. Mary Angeline. Born in Oct 1858 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, Mary Angeline died in Tennessee on 12 Oct 1942. Buried in Sellers Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Mary Angeline Wilson never married.

viii. Mary Prysilla. Born about 1858 in Tennessee. At the age of 83, Mary Prysilla died before 1941.


11. Isaac P. SELLERS. Born about 1819 in South Carolina. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 1 Mar 1842 when Isaac P. was 23, he first married Elizabeth BRECHEEN, daughter of Jesse BRECHEEN (1797-) & Susannah BRIDGES (1807-1873), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born about 1825 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Jesse L.. Born about 1843 in Tennessee.

On 11 Aug 1867 when Jesse L. was 24, he married Rebecca NEIGHBORS, in Carroll County, Tennessee.

ii. Isabella. Born about 1846 in Tennessee.

iii. Henrietta. Born about 1849 in Tennessee.

iv. Bettie L.. Born about 1850 in Tennessee.

v. John R.. Born on 18 Mar 1851 in Tennessee. At the age of 73, John R. died on 17 Oct 1924. Buried in 1924 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 19 Jan 1872 when John R. was 20, he married Margaret HOLMES, in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 3 Dec 1852. At the age of 48, Margaret died on 13 Mar 1901. Buried in Mar 1901 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

vi. William D.. Born about 1855 in Tennessee.

vii. James M.. Born about 1856 in Tennessee.

viii. Martha A.. Born about 1859 in Tennessee.

ix. Sam. Born in 1866.


after 1860 when Isaac P. was 41, he second married Clara A. ?.

12. Richard Casswell SELLERS. Born on 13 Jun 1821 in South Carolina. At the age of 88, Richard Casswell died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 28 Aug 1909.

Richard Casswell Sellers had moved to Gibson County, Tennessee, by 1846.


On 18 May 1846 when Richard Casswell was 24, he first married Mariah HAMPTON, daughter of Thomas HAMPTON, in Gibson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Francis Marion. Born in Jun 1850. Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Francis Marion first married Mary J. CATES. Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Francis Marion second married Nancy A. ?. Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

ii. Joseph William. Born on 3 Jan 1853. At the age of 82, Joseph William died in 1936. Buried in 1936 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

iii. Sarah E.. Born in Jan 1854. At the age of 54, Sarah E. died in 1909.

Sarah E. married Thomas BENSON.

iv. John W.. Born in Jan 1854 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 41, John W. died in 1896.

John W. married Livinia ROCHELLE.

v. Robert Hatton. Born on 15 Jan 1858 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 79, Robert Hatton died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 20 Apr 1937. Buried in Apr 1937 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

On 28 Aug 1877 when Robert Hatton was 19, he married Ester Nancy CAMPBELL, in Gibson County, Tennessee. Ester Nancy died on 20 Mar 1928. Buried in Mar 1926 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

vi. James A.. Born in 1860 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 38, James A. died in Gibson County, Tennessee in 1898.

James A. married Mary Margaret CANTREL.

vii. Mary E.. Born in 1862.

On 27 Aug 1877 when Mary E. was 15, she married Robert CAMPBELL.

viii. Thomas W.. Born in 1865. Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.


On 29 Jan 1867 when Richard Casswell was 45, he second married Anna Liza CRAWFORD, daughter of Francis CRAWFORD & Martha ? (1818-1885).

They had the following children:
i. Caswell C.. Born in 1876 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Caswell C. married Minerve HOT. Minerve died on 20 Aug 1965. Buried in Aug 1965 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

ii. Mattie Victoria. Born on 1 Nov 1878 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 88, Mattie Victoria died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 28 Feb 1967. Buried in 1967 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Mattie Victoria married Coleman KNOTT. Coleman died on 27 Sep 1944. Buried in 1944 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

iii. Malissa Artenie. Born on 17 Aug 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee. At the age of 90, Malissa Artenie died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 29 Jun 1971. Buried in 1971 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.

On 5 Mar 1899 when Malissa Artenie was 18, she married Andrew J. SMITH. Andrew J. died on 4 Jul 1975. Buried in Jul 1975 in Shiloh Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee.


13. William R. SELLERS. Born on 26 May 1824 in South Carolina. At the age of 74, William R. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 28 Sep 1898. Buried in 1898 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

On 16 Jun 1858 when William R. was 34, he first married Priscilla SCOTT, daughter of John L SCOTT Junior (1797-) & Rebecca BRANDON (1804-), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 14 Jul 1826 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 51, Priscilla died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 12 Apr 1878. Buried in 1878 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in House # 1630, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had the following children:
i. Nancy E.. Born in 1865.

31 ii. Elizabeth (1864-)

William R. second married Caladonia SCOTT, daughter of Chronicle F. SCOTT (1801- 1880) & Jane BRANDON (1811-). Born on 26 Jan 1850. At the age of 73, Caladonia died on 27 Jan 1923. Buried in Jan 1923 in Sellers Hill Cemetery, Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.

14. Joseph C. SELLERS. Born in 1825 in North Carolina. Resided in House # 1641, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 24th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Occupation: Farmer.

Military: Joseph C. Sellers served in Company M, 6th Tennessee Cavalry.

On 25 May 1850 when Joseph C. was 25, he married Sarah June PARSONS, in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born about 1834 in Tennessee. Resided in House # 1641, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had the following children:
i. Nancy E.. Born about 1853 in Tennessee.

32 ii. Jo Ann (1859-1927)
iii. Irving. Born in 1862 in Tennessee.

iv. Frank. Born in 1865 in Tennessee.

v. Martha.

vi. George.


15. Francis M. SELLERS. Born in Nov 1826 in South Carolina. Resided in 12th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

On 14 Dec 1847 when Francis M. was 21, he married Zilphia A. D. PHILLIPS, in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in Oct 1825 in North Carolina. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
i. Nancy. Born in Mar 1849 in Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

Nancy married Thomas WILLIAMS.

ii. John R.. Born in Mar 1851 in Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

33 iii. Jannette J. (1856-)
iv. Henry. Born in 1859 in Tennessee.

v. Henrietta. Born in 1863. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

34 vi. Mary C. (1866-)
35 vii. Job A. (1868-1948)

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