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John SELLS
Elizabeth STROUP
Husband:  John SELLS
Birth:  4 Mar 1774, said to be of Bedford [now Huntingdon] Co., PA
Death (æ 67y 3m 20d):  20 Jun 1841, Franklin Co., OH
Father:  Ludwig/Ludwick SELLS (c1747-1823)
Mother:  Catharina/Catharine "Caty/Katy/Katie" DEARDORFF (1749-1828)
Marriage:
Wife:  Elizabeth STROUP
Birth:  23 Sep 1777, MD
Death:  24 Apr 1852, Dublin, Washington Twp., Franklin Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Dublin, Franklin Co., OH
Father:  Adam Michael STROUP
Mother:  Maria Magdalena __?__
Children:
said to be born in Huntingdon Co., PA, but may have been born in KY:
  1.  Charles SELLS, b. 17 Dec 1794; d. 4 Jul 1833, Franklin Co., OH; m. 7 Mar 1822, Franklin Co., OH, Amanda HUTCHESON
  2.  Eliud1 SELLS, b. 10 Oct 1796; d. 1849, Franklin Co., OH; m. 20 Aug 1820, Franklin Co., OH, Mary "Polly" SELLS
  3.  Matilda SELLS, b. 4 Jun 1799; m. 31 Oct 1822, Franklin Co., OH, William KILBOURN

born in KY2:
  4.  John SELLS, Jr., b. 9 Dec 1802, KY; m. 12 Jan 1823, Franklin Co., OH, Merenia/Marindu HUTCHINSON

born in Washington Twp., Franklin Co., OH:
  5.  Samuel SELLS, b. 12 Sep 1804; m. 6 Oct 1825, Clermont Co., OH, Susannah "Susan" RICHEY
  6.  Catherine SELLS, b. 28 Dec 1806; m. 20 Oct 1824, Franklin Co., OH, Stephen GRACE
  7.  Fletcher SELLS, b. 16 Aug 1809; m. 1829, Franklin Co., OH, Nancy GORTON
  8.  Lucy SELLS, b. Sep 1814; m. 10 Jan 1833, Franklin Co., OH, Albert CHAPMAN
  9.  Caroline SELLS, b. 1817/8
10.  (Son A) SELLS3, b. 1815-20



1Eliud is a biblical name (Mat. 1:14; pronounced e-LI-ud), which ran in Elizabeth STROUP's family.  Most workers have misread it as either "Elind" or "Eliot," but it is neither.  Our subjects' second son was definitely named Eliud and he named a son, Eliud. 

2It shouldn't surprise us that one (or more) of the children was born in KY.  Elizabeth's brother, Anthony STROUP, also made his way to OH via KY:  Anthony married in Mason Co., KY, in 1804, then was in Highland Co., OH, by 1806. 

3I had thought "Son A" might be Francis SELLS (b. 1819), but apparently Francis is the son of John's brother, William.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio

Sources (n.b., Franklin Co. was formed in 1803 from Ross Co. and unincorporated territory):

1a.  Marriage Record:

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
While I haven't found John SELLS in any PA census, his father was in the 1790 census of Huntingdon Co., PA, so the econdary sources (on WorldConnect) claiming the children's births were in Huntingdon Co., PA not York Co., PA would seem to be the correct ones.
Charles SELLS
Birth: 1794, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
Charles SELLS
Birth: 1794, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
Charles SELLS
Spouse: Amanda HUTCHESSON
Marriage: 7 Mar 1822, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)
Elind SELLS this is a mis-reading of Eliud
Birth: 18 Oct 1796, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
Elind SELLS this is a mis-reading of Eliud
Birth: 18 Oct 1798, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
Eliot SELLS this is a mis-reading of Eliud!
Spouse: Polly SELLS
Marriage: 20 Aug 1820, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)
Mathilda SELLS
Birth: 11 Jun 1799, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
Mathilda SELLS
Birth: 11 Jun 1799, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
Matilda SELLS
Spouse: William KILBOURN
Marriage: 31 Oct 1822, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)
John SELLS
Birth: 9 Dec 1802, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
John SELLS
Birth: 1 Dec 1802, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
John SELLS
Spouse: Merenia HUTCHINSON
Marriage: 12 Jan 1823, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)
John was born in KY and Samuel in OH, so the family moved from KY to OH sometime between 1802 and 1804.
Samuel SELLS
Birth: 12 Sep 1804, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
Samuel SELLS
Birth: 12 Aug 1808, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
Samuel SELLS this may be our subject; he's in 1850 census of Brown Co., OH (æ 46, b. OH)
Spouse: Susana RICHEY
Marriage: 6 Oct 1825, Clermont, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1801-1910. Probate Court (Clermont County)
Catherine SELLS
Birth: 28 Dec 1806, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
  Catharine SELLS
Spouse: Stephen GRACE
Marriage: 20 Oct 1824, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)
Fletcher SELLS
Birth: 16 Aug 1809, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
Fletcher SELLS
Birth: 10 Aug 1809, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
FLETCHER SELLS
Spouse: NANCY GORTON
Marriage: 1829, <of Dublin>, Franklin, Ohio
Source: [patron submission]
Lucy SELLS
Birth: 19 Sep 1814, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
Lucy SELLS
Birth: 19 Sep 1814, Of, York, Pennsylvania
Father: John SELLS; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: patron submission
Lucy SELLS
Spouse: Albert CHAPMAN
Marriage: 10 Jan 1833, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)
Caroline SELLS
Birth: 11 Jan 1817, Dublin, Franklin, Ohio
Father: John SELLS JR.; Mother: Elizabeth STROUP
Source: [patron submission]
  Caroline SELLS
Spouse: Tenis HUTCHINSON
Marriage: 5 Jan 1835, Franklin, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1803-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Franklin County)

2.  1790 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I examined every page of Huntingdon Co., PA.  Our subject is not yet married, so does not appear as head-of-household.  The following SELLS were in Huntingdon Co., PA:  John's father, "Lodawick" SELL (3-3-4-0-2, p. 1/110, mis-indexed "Sill" there is room in his household for his unmarried son, John), Henry SILL (p. 6/120), Solomon SILL (p. 6/120), John SELL (2-1-2-0-0, p. 9/126, too old to be our subjects because they already have two children), and Abraham SELL (p. 10/128).  The only other possibility is that we are very wrong about John's and Elizabeth's birthdates (from their tombstones), and that they did marry and have two children by 1790, which would also explain William.

3.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL (said to include every extant tax list from every county existing in the state of Kentucky in 1795):  not found.

4a.  1800 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.  I examined every page of Huntingdon Township/Borough, and the only John SILLS/SELLS I found there was too old to be our subject and had three daughters (our subject should have two sons and one daughter).

4b.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  there was no 1800 census in OH, and the 1800 census of KY was lost (though tax lists are substituted on this CD for some KY counties).  The 1800 census of PA is extant, but neither Ludwick nor our John was in it.  It appears they were in Kentucky in 1800.
1806 Tax List Sills, Lodwick OH Franklin Co.   p.  9
1807 Tax List Sells, Ludwick OH Franklin Co.   p. 14
1808 Tax List Sells, Lowick OH Franklin Co. Mixed Twps. p. 21
1809 Tax List Sells, Ludwick OH Franklin Co. Washington Twp. p. 23
1809 Tax List Sells, John OH Franklin Co. Washington Twp. p. 23
It's probable that John was living with his father, Ludwick SELLS, in 1806-1808.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  the 1810 census of Ohio was lost, except for Washington County.  Tax lists for some Ohio counties are substituted on this CD, but not for Franklin County.

6.  1820 Census:  the 1820 Franklin Co., OH, census schedules were lost, which is most unfortunate because it means we have no early census data for our subjects.

7.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 OH Franklin Co. Town of Dublin [in Washington Twp.] p. 17 Ln. 11 John Sells Sr 001 000 010 - 001 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Son A
1 male 50-59 1770-1780 = John (b. 1774)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Caroline (b. 1817/8)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Lucy (b. 1814)
1 female 50-59 1770-1780 = Elizabeth (b. 1777)
Listed three lines from William SELLS (211 201 - 021 101), who is next to son, Charles SELLS (100 101 - 010 010), who is next to son, Eliud SELLS (100 101 - 200 001), who are also in the Town of Dublin.  In the other direction, listed 15 lines from son, John SELLS, Jr. (100 010 - 110 010), who is next to son, Fletcher SELLS (100 010 - 000 010), both of whom are in Washington Twp. (i.e., not in the Town of Dublin).

8.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3-4 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Franklin Co. Town of Dublin [in Washington Twp.] pp. 121B-122A Ln. 8 John Sells 000 000 001 - 001 000 001 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 60-69 1770-1780 = John (b. 1774)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
1 female 60-69 1770-1780 = Elizabeth (b. 1777)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Hard to say who the girl is; she is too young to be their daughters, but she could be other kin or hired help.  Listed four lines from son-in-law, "Z. HUTCHESON."

9.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #29 of 33):  Dublin, Washinton Twp., Dist. 38, Franklin Co., OH, p. 189A, 219/220, enumerated 17 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Zenas Hutchinson 35 M   Landlord 1800 O
_____ Caroline 32 F       "
_____ Byron  9 M       "
_____ Hel????  2 M       "
Joseph Niewsanger? 21 M   Wagon Maker   Va
Elizabeth Sells 60 F       Md
Nathanial Butcher 21 M B Hostler   Va
John Depp 19 M B Cook   "
Matilda Davies 12 M       O
Clark Davies?  5 M       "
Caroline (STROUP) HUTCHINSON is Elizabeth's daughter.  Elizabeth's age is off (she should be 72), but there can be no doubt this is our subject and widows do lie about their age.  Also in Washington Township:  William SELLS (æ 59, b. PA, wife Elizabeth, p. 176A), son Fletcher SELLS (æ 41, b. OH, wife Nancy, p. 183B), son John SELLS (æ 47, b. KY, wife Marindu, p. 183B), and nephew Francis SELLS (æ 30, b. OH, wife Mary, p. 188A mis-indexed as Benjamin).  The Samuel SELLS (æ 21, b. OH, p. 136B) in Norwich Twp., Franklin Co., OH, is too young to be their son.  There is a Samuel SELLS (æ 46, b. OH, wife Susan, p. 466A) in Lewis Twp., Brown Co., OH, who appears to be the Samuel who is their son.

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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