GURLEY SELLERS FAMILY:
PARENTS: To date, Gurley’s parents remain unproven. A descendent of Gurley’s brother, Jordan Sellers, reported in the Sellers Letters in 1984 that Gurley’s father was Arntil Sellers from Ireland (see link below). A professional genealogist suggests that the name Arntil was corrupted from the name Arthur and that based on the Sellers Letter’s report, Arthur was the likely father of Gurley. Yet another report submitted to the Heritage of Jefferson Co. AL (~1990’s) suggests that Gurley’s father was Joseph, however it has several other errors recorded in the article. I am also suggesting that Wright Sellers is yet another candidate.
I have the 1880 census for Gurley who left his parents birthplace blank; Emanuel shows NC for both; Jordan shows VA for his father and NC for his mother. Emanuel was living with son Allison so may not have provided the census info himself while Jordan was still on his own with a relatively young wife so his might be the more accurate accounting.
ARTHUR SELLERS, JR. JOSEPH SELLERS WRIGHT SELLERS
Heritage of Jefferson Co.
WIFE: DELILA WYATT and Gurley were married in Nash Co. N.C. 31Jan1826. Info on the Wyatt family:
SIBLINGS: The Sellers Letters referenced above lists several of Gurley’s siblings. My Aunt Mildred recorded some information on Gurley in her Bible (likely recorded in the 1940’s). Even though Gurley had died prior to her birth, she would have had opportunity to learn about her heritage from her Grandfather (Isaac Gurley, Jr.), and other of her aunts and other kin from Alabama. Her father did make a couple of return trips to Alabama as well.
SIBLING FAMILY TREE
MILDRED BIBLE RECORD SIBLING AGE CHART
EMANUEL SELLERS JORDAN SELLERS BENNETT SELLERS
MARY SELLERS MARTHA SELLERS LUCINDA SELLERS
ELIZABETH SELLERS DRUCILLA SELLERS LULA SELLERS
OTHER POSSIBLE SIBLINGS:
MERRIT SELLERS WILLIAM SELLERS HENRY SELLERS