Person:John Sellers (22)

Watchers
Find records: birth death
John Sellers
m. 23 February 1730
  1. Anna Barbara Zeller1732 - 1803
  2. Peter Sellers1733 - 1809
  3. John Sellers1735 - 1804
  4. Adam Sellers1742 - 1821
  5. Anna Margaret Sellersabt 1745 - bef 1820
m. bef. 1759
  1. John Pirkey Sellers1759 -
  2. Catherine Sellers1763 - 1818
  3. Henry Sellersabt 1765 - 1829
  4. Elizabeth Sellers1776 - 1862
Facts and Events
Name John Sellers
Alt Name John Zeller
Alt Name John Seller
Gender Male
Birth? 1735 Mottgers, Hesse, Germany
Marriage bef. 1759 to Elizabeth Perkey
Death? March 1804 Rockingham County,Virginia

John Sellers was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

Contents

Welcome to
Old Augusta

Early Settlers
Beverley Manor
Borden's Grant
Register
Data
Maps
Places
Library
History
Index

……………………..The Tapestry
Families Old Chester OldAugusta Germanna
New River SWVP Cumberland Carolina Cradle
The Smokies Old Kentucky

__________________________

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 415.--18th August, 1761. Henry Seller to son John Seller, £5, 130 acres on Price Run between Shanandoe River and the mountain.
  • Page 1 - John Seller, 330 acres, Lick Run. Adjoining Henry Pirkey, Null, Kissling. May 11, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 1]. (Note: John Sellers married his neighbor, Henry Pirkey's daughter, Elizabeth),

Will of John Sellers

In the name of god Amen. I John Sellers of Rockingham County being weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all -------- recommend my soul unto the ---------- to be buried in a decent christian manner and -------- my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as to such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me I -- life.
I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife (Eliza)beth my horse her saddle and bridle two cows, two beds w(ith) furniture a big iron kettle a duch oven an iron pot, her s(pinning) wheel and big wheel the reel all the peuter in the (house) all the flax thread and cloth which shall be found a(t) (my) decease; also the choice of two sheep all thares and t----- Further it is my will that my said wife shall keep --- possession of my dwelling house and both gardens during (her) natural life. Further it is my will that my wife sha(ll) receive her maintainance by my two sons John and Daniel -- as is pointed out in an obligation signed by said John and Daniel letters and bearing date the 16th of January 18-- unto my son Henry I give and bequeath the sum of Forty (poun)ds to be paid unto him by my son John as soon as my sd (son) Henry shall leave this part of the country he having al(ready) received by my hand such a sum as well with the above ---- other Forty pounds make him equal with his other bro(thers) and sisters in his share of my land I shall die in possess(ion) of.
My son Jacob he having received at the time of his mov(e) to New Pensylvania a like sum to be equal to his share of land and for which he has given his receipt, he sha(ll) be entitled to his share of my movable estate ------- ------- John and Daniel and their heirs I ------- --------- ---- -------- --------------------------------------------- is to have the lower containing one hundred and thirty and my son Daniel the upper part containing one hundred and thirty four acres; the division in the said land is run by Mr Thomas Mauzy.
Further I give and bequeath unto my daughters Catharine, Elizabeth, Molly, Margaret and Christena and their heirs, to each of them the sum of One Hundred pounds lawful money of Virginia to be paid unto them or heirs by my sons John and Daniel.
As the sum my sons John and Daniel have to pay equally divided will amount to Two hundred and fifty pounds each it is my will that each of them shall pay yearly the sum of twenty five pounds, which two payments one of their sisters or heirs shall receive, but the time of paying such a sum shall not commence, not till a full year after my decease, and continue till all their sisters have received their legacies.
It is also my will that my daughters shall receive the first payment of fifty pounds in such an order as will be decided by lots; and after; and after each of them shall have received their first payments then the last payment shall begin in the same order as before.
Item my sons John and Daniel though they shall enjoy the possession of my lands, it is my will that none of them shall have power to sell off their share not till after my wife's decease and in case of sale the other brother of these two shall have the first offer, at such a price as another person might buy it.
All the remaining movables after my wife's decease shall by sold by my executors and to be divided equally (between) all my children the wearing of my wife -------------
Lastly I do hereby constitute and apoint my -------- ---------- executor of this my last will and testament hereby re(voking) all other or former wills by me heretofore made. In w(itness) whereof I have set hereunto my hand and seal the 17th (day) of January A. D. One thousand eight hundred and four.
Signed sealed, published and delivered as and for the last John Sellers (Seal)
will and testament of the above named John Sellers in the presents of us:
Philip Long
Michael Rhinehard
Jacob Yancey
Rockingham March Court 1804
The last will and testament of John Sellers Senr. was (presen)ted in Court and Proved by the oaths of Philip Long M(ichael) Rhinehard and John Yancey three witnesses therto and ord(ered) to be recorded and on the of John Sellers the executor therein (na)med who made oath thereto and with security entered into --- acknowledged bond Conditioned as the law directs a Cer(tifi)cate is granted him for obtaining a Probate in due form.
S. W. Williams (Clerk)

Records of John Sellers in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 2 - Ann Perkey, 190 acres, north side of Shenandoah River. Adjoining Henry Pirkey, Miller, Buirk, Sellers. May 4, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 1].
  • Page 3 - Stephen Conrod, 24 acres, Between Lick Run and Boone Run. Adjoining John Sellers, Nulls, Wood, Kissling. May 4, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 2].
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 16, 1765. - (8) Jacob Harper, Alexr. Painter, John Seller, Augustine Price, Jacob Parsenger, Henry Lung and Michael Neese--Naturalized. {The order says they qualified justices).
  • Page 168 - Michael Shirley, 90 acres, between the Peaked Mountain and the Shenandoah. Adjoining John Sellers, Green Grant. April 19, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 61].
  • Page 168 - George and Stephen Conrad, 105 acres, between the Peaked Mountain and the Shenandoah River. Adjoining Samuel Thornhill, Fulch, John Monger, John Seller. April 20, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 61].
  • Page 169 - Mathias Keish, 180 acres, between the Peaked Mountain and the Shenandoah. Adjoining Sellers and his own land. November 24, 1770. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 61].
  • Page 51 - Stephen Conrod, 41 acres, Boons run. Adjoining John Seller, Deck, Foy, Conrod Young. April 13, 1785. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 115].

Citations

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=muckham&id=I34