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  • ID: I6478
  • Name: Joseph WASSON
  • Given Name: Joseph
  • Surname: Wasson
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 70E7E9057D4A43EA809F6644F6410718583C
  • _FSFTID: 9SFL-J61
  • Change Date: 10 SEP 2013
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    by Leroy Hatfield 2003;

    by Joyce Mortensen Wilson, version of 8 Oct 2006;

    Documentation: Virginia Hanks E. 908 Seattle Ave., Ellensburg WA Nov 2006:
    7) Descendancy of John Sellers (16 Sep 1743-1798 Harrison Co. KY) wife
    Elizabeth Finley (16 Aug. 1753 - 7 Aug. 1839 Preble Co. OH), 2 highlights:
    first kid
    born 1779 PA, #4 kid (see above obit) Margaret born 1 Jul. 1786 Bryan Station
    (apparently near today's Anderson Co.) KY, md 8 Feb. 1821 Jacob Kline, died 25
    Nov. 1879 Preble Co. OH
    ANSWER: Birth dates of John + Elizabeth from Bible Record. Mary Sellers Wasson
    bible date is 1820. Data from
    Julianne (Kline) Loomis of Willoughby Ohio, descendant of John + Elizabeth
    (Finley) Sellers.
    8) Father of John and Nathan was Nathaniel David Sellers died 1789 Lincoln Co.
    was taxpayer Lurgan Twp, Cumberland Co PA 1751-1770 (same question as for #7)
    ANSWER: Sellers Letters publication Vol 3 #2 has Nathan [Sellers] +
    children, no parentage. Researchers: A. R. Mortensen, Orange CA + Joyce
    Wilson, Prescott AZ.


    Documentation of Virginia C Hanks 908 Seattle, Ellensburg WA 98926 in Nov 2006
    Note: 9) You mentioned probate of John Finley in Cumberland Co. PA (approx.
    does that just list kids (which kids?) for guardianship or inheritance? Does it
    call the
    widow Alice Finley. Any other family relationships given? Any probate book #
    pages #s easy to list?
    Also apparent discrepancy with your genealogy lists John and SARAH (not Alice)
    Finly as parents of Mrs. Sarah Sellers.
    ANSWER: "Mistake" [apparently Alice is correct and Sarah incorrect]
    Cumberland Co. PA Guardianship Docket 1 pages 107 and 109;
    Docket 2 pages 122, one other document citation partly illegible.
    Letters No. 2 issued 25 July 1759
    Final acct. File F (lists heirs).
    1760 John Finley inventory, Alles Findley [note all spellings for "Alice"!]
    Appraisement Box No. 5 [maybe in probate packet box # 5?]
    17 Nov. 1763 Orphans Court 2: page 41 Alice/Allce Adams [the widow Alice had
    remarried by then] guardianship of Elizabeth Findley + Sarah Finley minor
    of the late John Finley
    page 43 of the same: Alice Finley, Alice Adams, lists children George, Elinora,
    John, Elizabeth, William, Sarah
    Feb. 21, 1764 - Ealise Adams, Ealee or Ealie Adams, Ealee Finley, adm. of John
    Finley, dec'd.
    settlement 17 Aug. 1768--Allice Adams, also lists children George, Elinora,
    John, Elizabeth, William and Sarah.
    we suspected, & have now confirmed that the youngest 4 children mentioned in
    guardianship (below) by remarried mother Alice Adams were John Finly, Elizabeth
    Finley, William Finley, and Sarah Finley:
    Yes, the four children are John, Elizabeth, William and Sarah.....however their
    ages are not noted...just says four minor children....which is too bad...would
    be nice to have their ages.
    2006 dec 3:
    Hi, Warren,
    Tell Mrs. Hanks that I received her letter today. I first agree that we'll
    probably never get the information straight...too much time has passed.
    I did receive papers of Alice Finley Adams requesting that her husband, James
    Adams be made guardian of her four minor children...but nothing mentions her
    older children so I can't help prove George is Mrs. Hanks George....and yet I
    feel it in my bones.
    If she wants a copy of the guardianship papers I'll be happy to copy them and
    mail them to her.
    Blessings....Joyce Wilson

    !!CAVEAT: John Finley killed 1757 (below) was son of Michael, not son of John!
    10)ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT SUPPLIED with answers: page 36 of some
    Franklin Co. PA history [or perhaps Franklin Co. section in larger book?]
    detailing attacks on civilians during French & Indian war of 1755-1763:
    Attack on Finley party happened 19 July 1757:
    Location was then in Cumberland co. PA, now in Franklin Co. PA, "about a mile
    and a
    half east of the town of Upper Strasburg [about 10 miles N. of Chambersburg PA]
    where the road to West's Mill turns southward from the road joining Pleasant
    with Upper Strasburg, in the Southeastern angle thus formed is a field sloping
    eastward to a swale [broad gentle gully-like depression which might run a tiny
    during heavy rain]. Field owned by Joseph Stevenson, sometimes called
    Firearms were stacked at a distance [too great a distance] from large party of
    harvesting "bee" workers, arms under care of James McCalmont Sr. age 73.
    apparently watched from a nearby mountain. "Suddenly at the right moment the
    Indians, probably from an unexpected quarter, rushed howling for the guns and
    the unsuspecting harvesters." Killed were "Joseph, Mitchell, James Mitchell,
    !!CAVEAT: John Finley killed 1757 (below) was son of Michael, not son of John!
    William Mitchell, John Finlay, Robert Steenson, Andrew Anslow, John Wiley,
    Henderson, and Wiliam Gibson." "Jane McCommon(McCalmont), Mary Minor,
    Janet Harper, and a son of John Finlay were carried off. Jane McCalmont soon
    her escape and returned to her home. Victims were buried "near the present
    house. The garden fence on the side toward West's Mill passes close to the
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  • Name: Page 1
  • Birth: ABT 1 JAN 1775 in by 1824 of, Preble, OH
  • Death: 14 JAN 1845 in probably, Preble, OH, aged 70

    Marriage 1 Mary SELLERS b: 3 FEB 1779 in Sellers gen says, Cumberland, PA, Franklin Co.?now
    • Married: 4 NOV 1824 in Preble, Ohio, United States

    1. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 25 January 2015
      Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Warren Forsythe (recovered from myself after computer died), Imported on 25 January 2015.omputer died), Imported on 25 January 2015.).
      Name: Footnoteomputer died), Imported on 25 January 2015.
      Name: ShortFootnoteomputer died), Imported on 25 January 2015.
      Name: Bibliography).
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