Sell, Henry Harrison

Sell, Henry Harrison

Male 1840 -

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  • Name Sell, Henry Harrison  [1
    Born 5 Sep 1840  Schuyler County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2975  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Sell, Hirst Reuben,   b. 1804, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1853, Birmingham, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Bodenhamer, Catherine,   b. 26 Mar 1813, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1896, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Jul 1829  Stokes, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 


    • Marriage Record:

      Bride: Catherrine Bodenhamer
      Groom: Reuben Sell
      Bond Date: 18 Jul 1829
      County: Stokes
      Record #: 02 267
      Bondsman: Caleb Johnson
      Witness: D Stockton
      Bond #: 000141346
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      Name: Reuben Sell
      Spouse: Catherine Bodenhamer
      Marriage Date: 18 Jul 1829
      Marriage County: Stokes
      Marriage State: North Carolina
      Source : County Court Records Danbury, NC and FHL # 0422159
      ____________________________________________
    Documents
    Reuben Sell - North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
    Reuben Sell - North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
    Family ID F1064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Comer, Nancy 
    Married 17 Mar 1863  Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Sep 1840 - Schuyler County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1863 - Hancock County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • Henry Harrison Sell disappeared from his home Sept. 18, 1887, leaving a family of eleven. Henry was a cooper by trade and an educated man. He and his wife Nancy (Comer) moved their family to Kansas in 1882, and lived in several places, among them being Parsons, St. Marys', St. Paul and Erie.

      Henry organized a literary society. They met every Tuesday night when weather was good, people came from as far away as Erie and Parsons', to attend these meetings. Henry was considered a well to-do man and had a Farm in St. Paul. A railroad condemned some of his land and there was a bitter litigation over it. He finally gave up the fight and planned to find another farm. He left the morning of Sept. 1887, with a considerable amount of money and was never heard from again by any of the family.

      Henry's disappearance was a mystery that all pursued through many years; there were many rumors that accounted for his disappearance but none were ever proven.

      His wife Nancy said that while they lived in Kansas near Jacob Sell, Henry Harrison disappeared. He left because he was scared over his brother's murder and would not go out of doors. One story states that later, before he died under a false name in Oklahoma,he made a confession to the murder.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] 1860 Census: Schuyler Co. IL.

    2. [S6] 1850 Federal Census Schyuler Co., IL.

    3. [S78] Christian Bodenhamer of Rowan County, North Carolina, Lois Ione Hotchkiss Heuss, (Name: Herb Eaton, Inc, Charlotte, NC, 1979;).

    4. [S968] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Reuben Sell
      Reuben Sell - North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011
      Reuben Sell - North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011


    5. [S186] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900.