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Samuel Wright Sellers
4/8/1823 - 1860
Samuel Wright Sellers was born on April 8, 1823 in Brunswick, North Carolina and died about 1860 in Chipola, Henry County, Alabama. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 36 years old.

His parents were Matthew Sellers (1768-1849) from Wilmington, NC and Sarah Jane Ward (1783-1848) from Brunswick County, NC.
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12 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
14 1837 The Second Creek war begins in 1836. In 1837 The Battle of Hobdy's Bridge becomes the last indian battle in AL.
17 1840 Alabama reports a total population of 590,756 on the 1940 Federal Census. This includes 335,185 whites, 255,571 blacks, 253,532 slaves, zero Native Americans, and others.
27 1850 State population=771,623. The 1850 Federal Census reveals the White population=426,514; African-American population=345,109; Slave population=342,844; Free black population=2,265; Urban population=35,179; Rural population=736,444; Cotton production in bales=564,429; Corn production in bushels=28,754,048; Number of manufacturing establishments=1,026.
7 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
16 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
21 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
30 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
33 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
36 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
5 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
11 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
7 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
7 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
12 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
14 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
17 1840 Oregon Trail is established
19 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
32 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
37 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
10 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Susanah Jones
Born on an unknown day in August 1824 and died about 1901
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John Hamilton 'Hamp' Sellers SR
Born in Cottonwood, Henry County, Alabama on November 18, 1850 and died in Cottonwood, Houston County, Alabama on October 15, 1923. He was about 72 years old.

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