Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rice & Sells In Franklin Co., Tennessee

Was Fielding Rice a relative of my ancestor, Ransom Scroggins Rice, who both lived in Franklin County, Tennessee?  I don't believe so, but don't know for sure.

Franklin Co., TN
Book "7", Page 425
2 September 1878
Filan Rice [Fielding Rice]
Peter G. Sells

.....affection for nephew Peter G. Sells, Jr.,...remaining with us....
District 13
Little Crow Creek
mentions the widow Nancy Sells ...that me and my wife, Margaret Rice.....

United States Census, 1880
Franklin, Tennessee
    Fielden Rice     M     71
    Margrett Rice     F     72
    William M. Sells     M     18
      Peter G. Sells     M     21
    Nancy A. Mccoy     F     29
    Andrew Mccoy     M     60
    L. Mahatha     M     18

United States Census, 1900
Residence:     Civil Districts 11, 16, Franklin, Tennessee
  Peter G Sells     M   
Spouse     Bettie Sells     F   
Child     Andrew J Sells     M   
Child     Mollie Sells     F   
Child     Myrtle Sells     F   
Child     Bessie Sells     F   
Child     Charlie Sells     M   
Child     Lucy Sells     F    

Peter G. Sells, Jr., was born in 1859 and was living in Franklin Co., Tennessee, in 1860 although not living in the household of Peter G. Sells, Sr. 

In 1850 there was an even older Peter Sells who was born in 1787 in Pennsylvania.

United States Census, 1850
Name:     Peter Sells
Residence:     Franklin county, Franklin , Tennessee
Calculated Birth Year:     1787
Birthplace:     Pennsylvania
      Peter Sells     M     63y [married Hannah McDonald]
    Daniel Sells     M     28y
    Henry Sells     M     26y
    Allen A Sells     M     22y
    Andrew J Sells     M     20y
    Peter G Sills     M     18y
    Louisa Sills     F     30y

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