Monday, November 23, 2020

Its Family Time~The Two Marriages of Richard Caswell Sellers

From the first paragraph of the obituary of Richard Caswell Sellers.

“R. C. Sellars was born in South Carolina June 13, 1821 departed this life Aug. 29, 1909. Age 88 years 2 months and 15 days. He came to Carroll County, when he was only 6 years of age [1827] where he lived until he was 26 [1847] years old, when he moved to Gibson county where he resided until his death. He professed faith in Christ in the year of 1857 and joined the Missionary Baptist church of which he lived a consistent member until death. He was a dutiful Christian, always being regular at his church as long as health would permit.” 1

Richard Caswell Sellers was the son of John Sellers and Henrietta Norwood. He was their eleventh child of fourteen. The family moved from Chesterfield County, South Carolina to Carroll County, Tennessee. They settled in Carroll County, Tennessee when Richard Caswell was 6 years old in 1827. Eight years later his grandfather, Hardy Sellers, would pass away at age 77 on 12 January 1835 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

At age 24, Richard Caswell Sellers married a young lady by the name of Mariah Hampton on 18 May 1846 in Gibson County, Tennessee.

After the birth of 8 children, Mariah Hampton Sellers passed away in September 1866. The children of Richard C. & Mariah H. Sellers are:

  1. Francis Marion, b. Jun 1850.
  2. Joseph William, b. 3 Jan 1853.
  3. Sarah E., b. Jan 1854.
  4. John W., b. Jan 1854.
  5. Robert Hatton, b. 15 Jan 1858.
  6. James A., b. 1860.
  7. Mary E.,  b. 1862.
  8. Thomas W., b. 1865.

After the unexpected death of his wife Mariah, Richard Caswell married Anna Eliza Crawford on  29 Jan 1867 in Carroll County, Tennessee.


To this union were born three additional children. The children of Richard Caswell and Anna Eliza Crawford Sellers are: 

  1. Caswell C., b. 1876 in Gibson County, Tn.
  2. Mattie Victoria, b. 1 Nov 1878 in Gibson County, Tn. 
  3. Malissa Artenie, b. 17 Aug 1880 in Gibson County, Tn.

Richard Caswell Sellers died 29 Aug 1909 in Carroll County, Tennessee and is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Bradford, Gibson County, Tennessee.  His second wife, Anna Eliza Crawford Sellers died 4 March 1924 is is buried with her husband in the Shiloh Cemetery.


Richard Caswell Sellers is my 1st Cousin 5X Removed.



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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 July 2014); Memorial page for Richard Caswell Sellers; (13 June 1821–29 August 1909); Find a Grave memorial # 19032149, Citing Shiloh Cemetery; Bradford, Gibson County, Tennessee, USA.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Gibson County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 17, Gibson, Tennessee, Page: 190A(Stamped), Line 36, Dwelling 934, Family NL, Household of Richard C. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 November 2019); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 878.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Gibson County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 17, Gibson, Tennessee, Page: 367(Stamped); Line 38, Dwelling 2393, Family 2418, Household of R. C. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 November 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm M653.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Gibson County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 17, Gibson, Tennessee, Page: 471A(Stamped); Line 38, Dwelling 2393, Family 2418, Household of Richard SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 November 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1528.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Gibson County, Tennessee, population schedule, North Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee, enumeration district (ED) 046, Page 475D (Stamped) Line 43, Dwelling 322, Family 323, Household of Richard C. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 November 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm T9_1255.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Richard Caswell Sellers (13 June 1821–29 August 1909), Memorial # 19032149.
7. "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 jo;y 2020), Marriage: Richard C. Sellers & Mariah Hampton, Marriage Date: 18 May 1846.
8. "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database, Ancestry>, MARRIAGE: R. C. Sellers & A. E. Crawford.



Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Marriage of Iverson L. Briley, Grandson of Hardy Sellers

 Iverson L. Brily/Briley first appeared in Item 7 of the Last Will and Testament of Hardy Sellers. Iverson was the grandson of Hardy Sellers being the son of Hardy’s daughter Jane Sellers and Iverson H or T. Briley.

Hardy Sellers, b.  2 March 1757 died on 12 January 1835. We know from an equity record and the Last Will and Testament of Hardy Sellers that his daughter Jane Sellers Briley was deceased.

Iverson L. Briley was born about 1825 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. It is believed that Iverson, Sr. and Jane migrated to Mississippi. On 9 June 1851, Iverson L. Briley, age 26, married Sarah L. Higdon in Franklin County, Mississippi. 1

Ivenson L. Briley died sometime before 1870. To this union was borne three children, all daughters.

The three daughters are:  

  • Mary E Briley aged 15 years
  • Emily L Briley aged 13 years
  • Clarissa Briley aged 11 years

After the death of Iverson L Briley, bef. 1870, Sarah L. Higdon Briley married George Washington Tier, age 22, on 6 April 1870, in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. These records are tightly controlled by the state of Louisiana and I am unable to access them from home. Therefore, all I have to offer is an extract of data found on ancestry.com

S. L. Briley in the Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Records, 1851-1900
Name: George W. Tier
Spouse: S. L. Briley
Marriage Date: 6 Apr 1870
County: Cald[well]
State: LA
Source Information
Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Records, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

Sarah L. Higdon Briley Tier died in August 1871 leaving 3 minor children.

Sarah Faulkner Briley Tier has died and left 3 minor children from her marriage with Iverson Briley.2

Sadly, seven months after the death of Sarah L. Tier, her 2nd husband, George Washington Tier, also passed away on 22 March 1872.


Iverson L Briley is my 1st Cousin 6X Removed; his Mother Jane Sellers Briley is my 4th GreatGrand Aunt.

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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BJ-F7L6-T?i=688&cc=3477669&cat=239414

[2] 1850, Western District, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Western District, Concordia, Louisiana, Page 161B (Stamped) Line 1, Dwelling 180, Family 181, Household of I. BRILEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2020); citing National Archives and Records Administration, Roll: M432_230.
[3]1860, Ward 9, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 6, Concordia, Louisiana, Page: 796; Line 25, Dwelling 37, Family 43, Household of J. L. BRILEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 May 2017); citing National Archives M653-410.
[4] "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911," digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 May 2017), Marriage: Iverson L. Briley and Sarah L. Higdon, Marriage Date: 9 Jun 1851.
[5] 1870, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 7, Caldwell, Louisiana, Page 138A(stamped); Line 33, Dwelling 67, Family 69, Household of G. W. TIER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 May 2017); citing National Archives M593_509.
  

 







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