1. James Harvey
SELLARS was born in 1838 in , , OH. He died on 29 Dec 1897 in Upper
Lake, Lake, CA. He was buried in Lakeport Hartley, Lake, CA. James married
Susanna FLAKE daughter of John FLAKE and Mary Jane CARPENTER on 21 Mar
1861 in , Fulton, IL. Susanna was born on 27 Sep 1842 in E. of Avon,
Fulton, IL. She died on 17 Jun 1924 in Upper Lake, Lake, CA. She was
buried in Lakeport, Lake, CA.
2. Matilda Jane SELLARS (James Harvey) was born on 11 Sep 1862 in , MT.
She died on 2 Jan 1910 in Scott Valley, Lake, CA. She was buried on 4 Jan
1910 in Lakeport, Lake, CA.
3. John Henry SELLARS (James Harvey) was born on 4 Nov 1863 in , MT. He
died on 17 Dec 1913 in Lakeport, Lake, CA. He was buried in Lakeport,
5. Anna SELLARS (James Harvey) was born on 18 Jul 1867 in , Kern, CA.
She died on 19 Oct 1943 in Ukiah, Mendocino, CA. She was buried in Covelo,
Mendocino, CA. Anna married
Richard BRIGHTENSTINE son of John Theodore BRIGHTENSTINE and Johanne
Annette (Nettie) WAGNER on 7 Jun 1885 in , Sonoma, CA. Theodore was born
on 1 May 1853 in Georgetown, Pettis, MO. He died on 7 Feb 1923 in Upper
Lake, Lake, CA. He was buried in Covelo, Mendocino, CA. They had 11
children - see Brightenstine page.
The search for the parents of James and John SELLARS has been unsuccessful as has information on John's family. Written on the bottom of the picture in the hand writing of Annie's daughter Daisy is: "Mama's Uncle John. Brother of Grandpa Sellars." The picture is in an old album with other SELLARS and BRIGHTENSTINE pictures. There is a "J. R. SELLERS" family in Big Valley, Lake Co., CA in the 1870 census. For some time I thought this was John and family, but it appears that this was "John Rodman SELLERS," son of Robert & Nancy RODMAN SELLERS. What is the connection?
Matilda Jane SELLARS Grieves
John Henry SELLARS
William Eugene SELLARS
Anna SELLARS Brightenstine
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