Person:Seleta Guinn (1)

Seleta GUINN
d.Aft 1880
  • WSeleta GUINNAbt 1843 - Aft 1880
m. Abt 1860
m. Bet 1875 and 1876
  1. Talley Burdine NIX1876 - 1955
  2. Amanda Elizabeth NixAbt 1879 - Bef 1966
  3. Ida Josephine Nix1884 - 1966
Facts and Events
Name Seleta GUINN
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1843 Oconee County,South Carolina
Marriage Abt 1860 to Unknown
Marriage Bet 1875 and 1876 to William (Billy) NIX
Death? Aft 1880
Reference Number? Cousins of Dalton J. Nix Keyword
Reference Number? Descencants of Jennings NIX Keyword
Reference Number? Jennings NIX Descendants Keyword
Reference Number? JenningsNIX Descendants Keyword

Mrs. Ida Josephine Nix Bennett, 81, of Rt. 1, WeatUnion, the Fairview community, died at her home Wednesday after an lilness (sp) of five months. Native of Oconee County, she lived inthecommunity 12 years and was the daughter of the late William and Telesa Guinn NIX. She was the last surviving member of her immediaate family and a former textile worker. Her husband, James Bennett, died in 1955. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Ralph Bennett of the home, John Bennett of Walhalla and Ecrum Bennett of Anderson; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Grant of the home, Mrs. Essie Corn, and Mrs. Bessie Lee of Seneca: 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchilden. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Fairview Methodist Church by Rev. Donald Hope, Rev. Carl Edgar and Rev. W/ Lee Parince. Burial was ni (sp) Oconee Memorial Park. Paulbearers were Paul and J.B. McMahan, B.Q. Barnes, Harold Kelley, S.C. Biggerstaff and Luther Singleton.

The second wife of William Nix was apparently his first wife's sister-in-law. William Nix first married Elizabeth Littleton, and her brother William Littleton married Seleta Guinn. Both Elizabeth and William were children of James and Sarah (or Susannah) Littleton. William NIX returned from the war but William Littleton died. After the war William Nix left Elizabeth and married her sister-in-law, Seleta (Littleton) Guinn. I think that I have heard stories that the two William solders promised each other that if one did not return the other would care for his family. It appears William NIX took this promise to heart, abandoned his wive and family and married his fellow solders widow. I do not know if William and Seleta Littleton had any children before the war started. But William and Seleta NIX had three children after the war.

6. ASA5 LITTLETON (WILLIAM4, SAVAGE3, THOMAS2, JOHN1) was born 1810 in SC, and died in Oconee County, South Carolina. He married NANCY NIX. She was born 1813 in SC, and died in Oconee County, South Carolina.

More About ASA LITTLETON: Burial: John Fendley place near Fall Creek Baptist Church

More About NANCY NIX: Burial: John Fendley place near Fall Creek Baptist Church

Children of ASA LITTLETON and NANCY NIX are: i. BETHANY6 LITTLETON, b. 1835. 14. ii. DANIEL LITTLETON, b. August 18, 1837, Salem, Oconee Co., SC; d. May 17, 1911, Salem, Oconee Co., SC. 15. iii. NANCY ELIZABETH LITTLETON, b. 1839. 16. iv. SAMUEL THOMAS LITTLETON, b. December 25, 1841; d. December 28, 1926, Oconee County, South Carolina. v. WILLIAM LITTLETON, b. 1844, SC; d. Killed in War between the States; m. SELETA GWYNN; b. 1842. vi. EDWARD LITTLETON, b. 1846, SC. vii. JANE LITTLETON, b. 1849.

 Search > Census > U.S. Census > 1860 United States Federal Census > South Carolina > Pickens > Regiment 2, Residence 122, Family 122, Line 22, image 16 of 202

Nix, William, 27, M, W, Laborer Farm, S.C.

    , Elizabeth, 22, F, S.C.
    , Nancy E., 6, F, S.C.(The enumerator used ditto marks S,C.
    , Thomas M. 4, M, S.C.(But we know the first two were b. AL.
    , Asey P. 2, M, S.C.
    , Nica, 1, F, S.C. 

next page image 17 of 202 Residence 127, Family 127,

Littleton, Isey, 45, m,

          , Nancy, 40, F, 
          , Thomas, 18, M, 
          , Emily, 20, F, 
          , Elijah, 15, M, 
          , Jenetta, 10, F, 
          , Sarah C., 7, F

Residence 128, Family 128, Line 19,

Littleton, William, 17, M,

          , Saleten, 17, F, 

Residence 130, Family 130, line 28

J. Alexander, 48, M, This is the family of John Baptist Alexander, the Grandson of Daniel D. Alexander

Search > Census > U.S. Census > 1880 United States Federal Census > South Carolina > Pickens > Eastalor > District 132, image 24 of 29, line 13, 162/167 Nix, William, W, M, 48, Farmer.

     , Saleta, W, F, Wife, Keeping House, 
     , Eliza, W, M, 14, son, Working Farm, 
     , Major, W, M, 11, Son, Working Farm, 
     , Lenard, W, M, 7, Son, 
     , Talley, W, M, 4, Son, 
     , Amanda E., W F, 1, daughter, 

This is the son of Jennings, after he returned from the Civil War and after he left his first wife Elizabeth LITTLETON, and married his Sister-in-law Saleta, GUINN. Several of the children are his by his first wife, including Lenard and Major, and the 14 year listed as Eliza is actually Elijah Alexander. Tally and Amanda are Saleta's

Obit: Amanda Aretha Guinn Williams b. Feb. 1887 d. April 1945 � Author:�Gail Date:�19 Sep 2006 5:05 AM GMT � Surnames:�Cobb, Brock, Smith, Lee � Classification:�Obituary Post�Reply�| Mark�Unread� Report�Abuse �Print�Message Note: This person is not a relative of mine. The obituary was located on a xerox copy of the page of the newspaper that I have. I include it here in order to help researchers.

From the Keowee Courier, Walhalla, SC Thursday, May 17, 1945

Former Oconee Woman Succumbs in Atlanta

Mrs. Amanda Aretha Guinn Williams, wife of Warren Rufus Williams, died at her home, 160 Daniel Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. April 18.

Mrs. Williams was born in Oconee Co near Salem, February 23, 1887. She was the daughter of the late W.B. and Linda Albertson Guinn.

In addition to her husband she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Freeman Sutton of Welchcove, N.C., Miss Birdie Williams of Fountain Dam, N.C., Misses Beatrice, Margaret, and Mildred Williams of Atlanta, and one son< W.R. Williams Jr., of the U.S. Army, overseas; four sisters, Miss Ella Guinn and Mrs. J.C. Rochester of Atlanta, Mrs. Andrew Murphy of Griffin, Ga., and Mrs. W.T. Collins of Walhalla; three brothers, Richard Guinn, of Mobile, Ala., Davis Guinn, of Atlanta and Otto Guinn of Walhalla.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 21 at 3 o'clock at Trinity chapel with the Rev. L.D. Kimbrly officiating. Interment was in East View Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams formerly lived in Walhalla and has many friends here who will regret to learn of her death.