Certificate of Freedom

JACOB SELLERS & FAMILY
(pp. 21-23)
Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC, 31 oct 1860:
BENJAMIN F. HOOVER, Clerk, testified that
certificates by CALVIN CAGLE, prepared by
NATHANIEL KNIGHT, Clerk Montgomery Co.,
indicates that the following persons of
color were free as witnessed by MICAJAH
COX, JP. JACOB SELLERS, dark mulatto,
aged about 43 years, 5 ft 10 1/2 in.,
LAURA ANN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS SELLERS, , ^
light mulatto, aged about 30 years, 5 ft P{
2 in formerly bound to WILLIAM BURNEY of
Randolph Co., SARAH CATHERINE SELLERS,
dark mulatto, aged about 10 years, '^'482k
WILLIAM MADISON SELLERS, mulatto, aged
about 7 years, JOHN LORENZO D. S^LERS,
dark brown, aged about 5 years, and
MARTHA JANE SELLERS, aged about 2 years.
Received and recorded 18 Jun 1861, RODNEY
FOOS, Clerk.
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Jacob Sellers
Wajme, Warren, Ohio
63
abt 1817
North Carolina
Self (Head)
Laura
NC
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Married
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Name
Jacob Sellers
Laura Sellers
Letitia Sellers
Francis Lawrence
Flavins J. Williams
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Source Citation: Year: iS8o\ Census Place: Wayne, Warren, OhUr, Roll: 'I\LJ075\ Family History Film: r255075\
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XENIADAILY GAZETTE AND TORCHLIGHT
SATURDAYEVENING - AUGUST 10,1889
XENIA,OHIO
GREENE COUNTY
Jac<^ SELLERS (colored) was bom in Mon^omeiy Cwinly, North Carolina
on the 15th day ofMaich, 1817. Whai he was about 30 years old, he was
joined in marriage with Laura WILLIAMS. They lived in Nrath Carolina
until the troublesome times of 1860, when he resolved tofind ahome in
the North. They started on the 6th day ofNovember (The d^ that Lincoln
was elected) they cros^ the line and left his native state forever.
Traveling was slow, with all his earthly possesaons in aone hcHse wagon
that had to be stopped occasionally to have his papers examined before he
could go on, so that itwas nearly Spring when he got to his friends in
Ohio. In 1874 he became converted to the Christian faith and jdnedthe
Baptist church in Harv^sburg and has ever since been afaithful and
esteemed member. He died a^along sickness on the 15th day ofJuly
1889, leaving awife and four duldren tomoumhis loss, seven childr^
havinggone before.
In politics he was astrong Republican saying that the party that had
done so much fiw his race should have his support.
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> XENIA DAILY GAZETTE AND TORCHLIGHT
> WEDNESDAY EVENING - AUGUST 7, 1889
> XENIA, OHIO
> GREENE COUNTY
>
> Jacob SELLERS (colored) was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina
> on the 15th day of March, 1817. When he was about 30 years old, he was
> joined in marriage with Laura WILLIAMS. They lived in North Carolina
> until the troublesome times of 1860, when he resolved to find a home in
> the North. They started on the 6th day of November (The day that
Lincoln
> was elected) they crossed the line and left his native state forever.
> Traveling was slow, with all his earthly possessions in a one horse
wagon
> that had to be stopped occasionally to have his papers examined before
he
> could go on, so that it was nearly Spring when he got to his friends in
> Ohio. In 1874 he became converted to the Christian faith and joined the
> Baptist church in Harveysburg and has ever since been a faithful and
> esteemed member. He died after a long sickness on the 15th day of July
> 1889, leaving a wife and four children to mourn his loss, seven
children
> having gone before.
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1870 United States Federal Census
I Name: Jacob Sellers
I Estimated birth abt 1818
I
f Age in 1870: 52
I
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Wayne, Warren, Ohio
Family and
neighbors:
I Race: White J
I . . ;;
I Gender: Male
I Valueof real
1 estate:
? Post Office: Waynesville
Soiu'ce Citation: Year: 1870: Census Place: Wayne. Warren, Ohio; Roll: Mo93-J27T, Page: 54o; Image: 687.
Source lufomiation:
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2003. Original data: 1870.
o UnitedStates. Ninth Censusofthe UnitedStates, 1870. Washington. D.C. National Archives and Records
Administration. M593, RG29,1,761 rolls.
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Certificate of Freedom
JACOB SELLERS & FAMILY
(pp. 21-23)
Asheborot Randolph Co., NC, 31 oct 1860:
BENJAMIN F. HOOVER, Clerk, testified that
certificates by CALVIN CAGLE, prepared by
NATHANIEL KNIGHT, Clerk Montgomery Co.,
indicates that the following persons of
color were free as witnessed by MICAJAH
COX, JP. JACOB SELLERS, dark mulatto,
aged about 43 years, 5 ft 10 1/2 in.,
LAURA ANN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS SELLERS,
light mulatto, aged about 30 years, 5 ft
2 in formerly bound to WILLIAM BURNEY of
Randolph Co., SARAH CATHERINE SELLERS,
dark mulatto, aged about 10 years,
WILLIAM MADISON SELLERS, mulatto, aged
about 7 years, JOHN LORENZO D. SELLERS,
dark brown, aged about 5 years, and
MARTHA JANE SELLERS, aged about 2 years.
Received and recorded 18 Jun 1861, RODNEY
FOOS, Clerk.
Certificate of Freedom
JACOB SELLERS & FAMILY
(pp. 21-23)
Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC. 31 oct I860-
^ Cleric , testified that
''y CALVIN CAGLE, prepared bv
NATHANIEL KNIGHT, Clerk Montgomery Co.,
indicates that the following persons of
rnv Tn®" rf®® witnessed by MICAJAH
COX, JP, JACOB SELLERS, dark mulatto,
aged about 43 years, 5 ft 10 1/2 in
-MURA ANN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS SELLERS,'
light mulatto, aged about 30 years, 5 ft
2 in formerly bound to WILLIAM BURNEY of
Randolph Co., SARAH CATHERINE SELLERS,
®Ark mulatto, aged about 10 years,
WILLIAM MADISON SELLERS, mulatto, aged
about 7 years, JOHN LORENZO D. SELLERS,
brown, aged about 5 years, and
MART^ JANE SELLERS, aged about 2 years.
recorded 18 Jun 1861, RODNEY
FOOS, Clerk.
Certificate of Freedom
JACOB SELLERS & FAMILY
(pp. 21-23)
Randolph Co., NC, 31 oct 1860:
BENJAMIN F. HOOVER, Clerk, testified that
certificates by CALVIN CAGLE, prepared bv
^THANIEL KNIGHT, Clerk Montgomery Co.,
indicates that the following persons of
color were free as witnessed by MICAJAH
COX, JP. JACOB SELLERS, dark mulatto,
ffnn* years, 5 ft 10 1/2 in.,
-LAURA ANN ELIZABETH WILLIAMS SELLERS,
light mulatto, aged about 30 years, 5 ft
2 in formerly bound to WILLIAM BURNEY of
Randolph Co., SARAH CATHERINE SELLERS,
dark mulatto, aged about 10 years.
WILLIAM MADISON SELLERS, mulatto, aged
about 7 years, JOHN LORENZO D. SELLERS,
dark brown, aged about 5 years, and
MARTM JANE SELLERS, aged about 2 years.
Received and recorded 18 Jun 1861, RODNEY
FOOS, Clerk.
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