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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sheriff's Sale~Phillip Sellers

The exact date that Phillip Sellers died has not been found; but, we know from this Sheriff’s Sale that his estate lands were sold before the Court House on the 1st Monday in February, 1837.  

Phillip is a very common name in the Sellers lineage so my next duty was to determine which Phillip Sellers we are referring to within this news article.

The logical conclusion is that the notice refers to Phillip Sellers, Sr., son of Hardy Sellers and Mary Cook. Phillip married a young lady named Mary [LNU].  We know this from an Anson County Land Deed (DB “M”, pg 214).

Sheriff's Sale~Phillip Sellers
Sheriff’s Sale
By order of Turner Bryan, Ordinary of Chesterfield district, will be sold, before the Court House on the first Monday in February next, within the legal hours, two-thirds of the real estate of Phillip Sellers, deceased, lying on both sides of Thompson’s creek, Containing one hundred and seventy-five acres more or less, adjoining the land of Peter May, James Sinclair and others.
Terms—As much cash as will pay the expenses of the sale, will be required on the day of sale; the balance, on a credit until the first day of January next; purchasers will give a note and good security, with interest from the day of sale, and a mortgage on the premises to the Ordinary, if required, to secure the payment of the purchase money. Purchases will pay for Sheriff’s Titles.
                                                     ALFRED M. LOWERY,
                                                                 Sheriff,   C. D.
Sheriff’s Office, Jun. 9, 1837 

Phillip Sellers, Sr. is my 4th Great Grand Father.

[1] "Sheriff’s Sale-Real Estate of Phillip Sellers," The Cheraw Gazette, Cheraw, SC, January 17, 1837, page 248,, Image/Page 2, Column 6. Chronicling America


  1. You do no shave a death date but this will help a bit. An interesting clipping.

  2. Records in Chesterfield County, South Carolina are limited. Every clue is a bonus.