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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

52 Ancestors: #43, Andrew Washington Sellers

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Amy Johnson Crow of No Story To Small has started a challenge of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

From her blog “The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”

The focus of my blog post today is Pvt. Andrew Washington Sellers, Confederate Soldier

Among the many ancestors I have researched, three men, in my direct lineage, stands heads above the others as men I most admire. They are Hezekiah Brock, my 2nd Great Grandfather, Shadrach Johns, my 2nd Great Grandfather and Andrew Washington Sellers, my Great Grand Uncle. While these three men are mentioned here I in no way want to diminish the achievements of my other relatives. My dad, stands tall among all these men and I admire none of them more than I do my father.  

I have written about each of these men previously but today we will revisit with Andrew Washington Sellers.

Andrew Washington Sellers grew up in tough times without his father. Shortly after his birth, his father William Eddins Sellers took his family to Madison County, Tennessee where some of their Sellers relatives had migrated. Sometime before Andrew turned 10, about or before 1854, his father, William Eddins Sellers was killed in an accident. Their mother, Elizabeth (Parsons) Sellers packed up her 4 sons and two daughters and moved back to Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 1 2 

At the breakout of the Civil War, Andrew Washington, enlisted on 26 December 1861 as a private with Company A, 4th SC Cavalry. On the September-October 1864 Muster Roll he is shown on detached duty to Stoney Creek with an unserviceable horse. This tuned out to be an unfortunate event because on 1 December 1864, Andrew Washington Sellers, was captured at Stoney Creek, taken prisoner and sent to Pt. Lookout, Maryland. He was released after taking the “Oath of Allegiance” 19 June 1865. This is 13 days after the official end of the War on 6 June 1865.3 4

AWS-Oath 

My blog posting “Interview with a Confederate Veteran” is his experience in his words and is highly recommended. In this article Andrew Washington refers to a “Bronze Cross of Honor” that he was awarded. The interview was conducted in 1932 and I suspect this Bronze Cross of Honor was in fact the “Southern Cross of Honor” presented to Andrew sometime after the Civil War by the Stonewall Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.5

Bronze Cross of Honor

Andrew Washington married Catherine Pinkney Wallace on 27 December 1865. They had nine children; 5 sons and 4 daughters. Catherine passed away on 30 December 1912. Andrew Washington Sellers,passed away on 12 January 1935, at age 90 and was buried at Zoar United Methodist Church cemetery.6 7

 Andrew Washington Sellers is my Great grand Uncle.











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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Madison County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 10, Madison County, Tennessee, Page 305B; Line 1, Dwelling 244, Family 244, Household of Wm. E. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 889.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130B; Line 28, Dwelling 0522, Family 0521, Household of Elizabeth SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/:accessed 3 September 2013), entry for Andrew Washington SELLERS, Private; Co. A, 4th SC CAV CSA.; Confederate.
4. Andrew Washington SELLERS, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 7 April 1932, page 3, col. 3-5. Interview with Andrew Washington Sellers, Confederate Veteran (conducted by Nellie Bristow, Florence Morning News, reprinted Chesterfield Advertiser, April 7, 1932).
5. Ibid.
6. Andrew Washington Sellers, obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 24 January 1935, page 1, col 5.
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com:accessed 26 May 2013); Memorial page for Andrew Washington Sellers; (24 November 1844–12 January 1935); Find a Grave memorial # 32166062, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.










Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Elizabeth Deese Streater

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Elizabeth Deese Streater
Birth: Sep. 10, 1893
Death: Jun. 18, 1980

Elizabeth Deese Streater Tombstone

Winnie Elizabeth Deese was the first born child of John Calvin Deese and Sarah Frances Gathings. Sarah Frances was John Calvin’s second wife, He was a widower with three small daughters when he married Sarah Frances in February 1892.

Elizabeth whom I knew as “Aunt Lizzie” married Joseph “Joe” Vernon Streater about September 1920. Joe and Aunt Lizzie had 5 children; 4 sons and a daughter. The 3 youngest children perished as infants and only the two firstborn lived to adulthood. Both of these two children have since passed away.

Aunt Lizzie died in an Alabama nursing home, near her daughter, in June 1980. One of her six sisters were still living at that time and she would die two years later in February 1982.  Aunt Lizzie was buried in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.








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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 June 2010); Memorial page for Elizabeth Deese Streater; (10 September 1893–18 June 1980); Find a Grave memorial # 38280167, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] Mrs. Elizabeth Streater obituary, The Ozark Star, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, 25 June 1980. Holman Funeral Home in Charge.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Amanuensis Monday~Isham A. Wallace to A. W. Sellers

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Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
Today’s subject is a land deed between Isham A. Wallace and Andrew W. Sellers, 1879.1

Anson County Deed BooK 22, Page 9
Anson County Deed BooK 22, Page 10

Isham A. Wallace to A. W. Sellers
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} This Indenture made this the 13th day of January A. D. 1879. Between Isham A. Wallace of the first and A. W. Sellers of the second part, both parties of the county of Anson and State aforesaid Witnesseth, That the said Isham A Wallace for and in consideration of the sum of sixty Dollars to him in hand paid by the said A. W. Sellers at or before the signing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged, hath bargained granted sold and conveyed and by these presents doth bargain grant and convey to the said A. W. Sellers and his heirs forever one Sixth of the Dower lands of Frances Wallace widow of Jessie Wallace dec. Dower containing one hundred and Seventy Eight Acres. To have and to hold to him the Said A. W. Sellers his heirs and administrators and assigns forever, with all the improvements thereon and appertaining thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining and the Said Isham A. for himself and for his heirs Administrators and assigns do Covenant and agree to warrant and defend the right and title to the aforesaid land to the said A. W. Sellers his heirs Administrators and assigns against the lawful claim or claims of all persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Isham A. Wallace have hereunto set his hand and seal This the 20 day of January A. D. 1879.                                                                                                                   Isham A. Wallace {seal}
Signed, Sealed & delivered in presence of
Test. S. C. Lewis

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I John C. McLanchlin Clerk of Superior Court for said County of Anson, do hereby Certify that the due execution of the foregoing deed of Conveyance from Isham A. Wallace to A. W. Sellers was proven before me by the oath and examination of S. C. Lewis the subscribing witness thereto. Let the deed of conveyance with this certificate be registered. This the 6th day of February A. D. 1882.
                                                                                    John C. McLanchlin C.S.C.
                                                                                         and Judge of Probate.

February 7th 1882. Then the forgoing Deed and Certificate came into my hands and were duly registered.                                                                P.J. Coppedge
                                                                                              Register of Deeds

Jesse Wallace was twice married; his first wife was Deliah Alsobrook and to this union were born a son, Isham Alonzo and a daughter Martha. Deliah died, date unknown.

Jesse Wallace next married Frances M. Sullivant sometime around 1828. Jesse and Frances had 5 children with one son passing away in August 1860. Jesse Wallace died 26 December 1844. Thus in 1879, only 4 children and surviving grandchildren of two deceased daughters remains as heir apparent to his surviving estate.

France M. (Sullivant) Wallace died 11 Feb 1880 according to on-line trees. The 1880 Mortality Schedule shows she died in February 1880.2

Frances Wallace

Andrew Washington Sellers, husband of Catherine Wallace, is my Great Grand Uncle. 






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[1] [Anson County Deed Book 22, pages 9 and 10; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.]
[2] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Non-population Census Schedules for North Carolina, 1850-1880: Mortality and Manufacturing; Archive Collection: M1805; Archive Roll Number: 4; Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina.
[Note] Partition of the Lands of Jesse and Frances Wallace. LAND DEED: Deed Book 28, Page 35-40, Anson County, NC:
























Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~John T. Hurst Laid to rest

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JOHN T. HURST LAID TO REST
Veteran Chesterfield Merchant Dies After Several Month of Ill Health.
Special to The State.

Chesterfield, Aug. 30.--John T. Hurst died at his home here last night after a prolonged illness or several months. Although Mr. Hurst had been in ill health for some time his passing was a shock to the entire community.
Mr. Hurst was 74 years old. He had been in business here for the last 45 years as a merchant cotton buyer, being one of the oldest merchants here in point of service. Had he lived until September 9 Mr. Hurst would have celebrated his golden wedding anniversary, having married Miss Theatus Streater 50 years ago [9 Sept. 1885].
He is survived by his widow, one son, Roy of Chesterfield; four daughters,Mrs. P. Meehan of Chesterfield, Mrs. R. M. Newsom of Ruby, Mrs. F. T. Thompson of Chesterfield and Mrs. Harris Marshall of Chesterfield and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held here this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

John and Thetus had 4 children that had passed away prior to John’s death in August 1935; 2 sons and 2 daughters, Paul James, Bert Streater, Christain Beatrice and Amy Lois Hurst. 

John was the son of William “Billy” Hurst and Lavinia “Vicy” Sellers.  

John Thomas Hurst is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed. 



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[1] JOHN T. HURST LAID TO REST obituary, The State, Columbia, South Carolina, 31 August 1935, page 6, column 2.






Saturday, October 18, 2014

Surname Saturday~Davis-Ellis

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Sarah E. "Sallie" Davis, daughter of John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Hurst, was born on 23 Mar 1860 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 1 2 3 4

Sarah E. "Sallie" Davis married James Thomas Ellis in 1882.5

James Thomas Ellis, son of Sarah Mcintosh, was born on 6 Sep 1859 in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.6 James and Sarah are enumerated in the 1900 for Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.7 He is enumerated in the 1910 census in for Hartsville Ward 1, Darlington, South Carolina.8

James then moved to Richmond County, North where he is enumerated in the 1920-1940 Censuses for Richmond County, North Carolina.9 10 11

James Thomas Ellis and Sarah E. Davis had the following children:

i. Margaret G. Ellis was born in Jul 1884 in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina. 12 13
ii. Era Ellis was born in Apr 1885 in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.14 15
iii. Everet E. Ellis was born in Aug 1889 in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina. 16 17
iv. Mary Zulene Ellis, born 30 Jul 1894, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina; married Carey Hunley Davis Sr., 11 Nov 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 27 May 1984, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Sarah E. “Sallie (Davis) Ellis died on 7 Sep 1905 at the age of 45 in Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.18 19

James died on 27 Jul 1948 at the age of 88 in Beaverdam, Richmond, North Carolina.20 He was buried on 29 Jul 1948 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina.21

Sarah E. “Sallie” Davis Ellis is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.







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1. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 28, Dwelling 366, Family 365, Household of Jno. C. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
2. John Calvin Davis Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (New York: n.p., 1844), BIRTH: Mach 23, 1860; Sarah E. DAVIS, Obtained from Old Darlington District Genealogy Archives.
3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303D; Line 8, Dwelling 76, Family 76, Household of Charlotte DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
4. 1900 U. S. Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 20, Page: 11A/97A (stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 203, Family 203, Household of James T. ELLIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 9 October 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1525.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, ED 20, Page: 11A/97A (stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 203, Family 203, Household of James T. ELLIS.
6. State of North Carolina, death certificate (27 July 1948), James Thomas Ellis; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
7. 1900 U. S. Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, ED 20, Page: 11A/97A (stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 203, Family 203, Household of James T. ELLIS.
8. 1910 U S Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hartsville Ward 1, Darlington County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0005, Page: 39B/39B (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 732, Family 767, Household of James T. ELLIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 9 October 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm T624, Roll 1453.
9. 1920 U. S. Census, Richmond County, North Carolina, population schedule, Beaverdam, Richmond County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 119, Page: 8A/8A (stamped); Line 14, Dwelling 101, Family 101, Household of James T. ELLIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 October 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1319.
10. 1930 US Census, Richmond County, North Carolina, population schedule, Beaverdam, Richmond County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 2, Page: 5A/228A (stamped); Line 45, Dwelling 85, Family 85, Household of James T. ELLIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 October 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626, Roll 1715.
11. 1940 U. S. Census, Richmond County, North Carolina, population schedule, Beaverdam, Richmond County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 77-2, Page: 8B/13B (stamped); Line 56,, Household #129;, Household of J. T. ELLIS; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 9 October 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2963.

12. 1900 U. S. Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, ED 20, Page: 11A/97A (stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 203, Family 203, Household of James T. ELLIS.
13. Ibid.
14. Ibid.
15. 1910 U S Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Hartsville Ward 1, Darlington County, South Carolina, ED 0005, Page: 39B/39B (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 732, Family 767, Household of James T. ELLIS.
16. 1900 U. S. Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina, ED 20, Page: 11A/97A (stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 203, Family 203, Household of James T. ELLIS.
17. 1910 U S Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Hartsville Ward 1, Darlington County, South Carolina, ED 0005, Page: 39B/39B (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 732, Family 767, Household of James T. ELLIS.
18. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 October 2012); Memorial page for Sallie E. Ellis; (23 March 1860–7 September 1905); Find a Grave memorial # 68668281, Citing First Baptist Church Cemetery; Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA.
19. Ibid.
20. State of North Carolina, death certificate, (27 July 1948), James Thomas Ellis.
21. Ibid.


































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