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Zacheus Lester Tripp

Zacheus Lester Tripp
b. 13 May 1834, Pennsylvania, to David R. and Elizabeth “Betsey L. (Osgood) Tripp
d. 15 April 1880, Butler County, Missouri

m. 28 February 1856, Union County, Kentucky
Nancy Johnson Blue
b. 1838, Henderson, Kentucky, to Uriah and Rachel (McKenny) Blue
d. 4 April 1884

Children with Nancy Johnson Blue:

  • William James “Will” (1856-bet. 1900-1910) married Manerva Alifore Keith
  • Lesteria A. (1858-1858)
  • Olive Bell (1860-1866)
  • Zacheus Olvy (1862-1878)
  • Mary C. (b. 1864) married Jackson Mabery
  • Naomi J. (1866-1866)
  • Fanny Allie (1867-1878)
  • Roxannah “Roxie” (1867-1940) married Martin J. Young
  • Rachel Susan (stillborn 1873)
  • Lenor Leota (b. 1874)
  • Joseph David (b. 1877)

Zacheus traveled to Indiana in 1838 at the age of 4, arriving in Evansville, Indiana, after riding down the Ohio River on a raft built by his father. Zacheus’ family was in Gibson County for at least a short time.

His father died a few years after moving to Indiana but the rest of the family was intact when the 1850 census was taken. Six years later, Zacheus married and by 1860 most of his family members had died, including his first born daughter, Lesteria.

Zacheus joined the Union 8th Cavalry, Company H, in Henderson, Kentucky, on 13 September 1862 and mustered out on 23 September 1863, at Russellville, Kentucky. By 1870 he had moved his family to Ash Hill Township, Butler County, Missouri. He farmed there and had a cotton gin in 1875.

Submitted by:
Darlene McNeelis
Poplar Bluff MO

James Newson Sellers

James Newson Sellers
b. 3 December 1817, Garrard County, Kentucky, to James and Mary “Polly” (Crawford) Sellers
d. 19 December 1882, Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa

m. about 1837, Putnam County, Indiana
Matilda Ann McCoy
b. 14 January 1822, Kentucky
d. 25 February 1885, Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa

Children with Matilda Ann McCoy:

  • William Harvey (b. 1838) married Marian Johnson
  • Sarah Frances (b. 1841) married [–?–] Sayles
  • Mary Abigail (b. 1843) married Merritt Higley
  • James David (b. 1847)
  • John Albert (b. 1849)
  • Nathaniel Crawford (b. 1852) married Mary Maria Keith
  • Granville Boone (b. 1854)
  • Lizzie Caroline (b. 1856) married [–?–] Jenison
  • Lucy Lucynthia (b. 1859) married Jake A. Smith
  • Hugh Thompson (b. 1864) married Cora Bell

James emigrated from Indiana in 1839 to Maries County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Gladys Sellers Hedstrom
Wheaton MD