Jean Sellards (Brevard) (1734 - 1794) MP

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Birthplace: Maryland
Death: Died in Walkers Gap, Bland, Virginia
Managed by: Heather Bennett
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About Jean Sellards (Brevard)

Additional Curator's Notes:

I have seen the surname spelled Brevard and Brevart. The first spelling is more commonly used. There are rumors that she was part Indian (Cherokee) but no proof of this has been found. It is more likely that she was the daughter of John (Jean) Brevart, and granddaughter of Huguenot immigrants who came to the New World by way of Ireland. Maria Edmonds-Zediker, curator, 07/22/2011

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/r/e/Clara-Preston-OH/GENE3-0001.html

1. Hezekiah3 Sellards (Peter John2, Peter John1) was born 1732 in Ulster, Ireland, and died Unknown in Virginia. He married Jean Brevart Abt. 1752, daughter of John Brevart and Wife Brevart. She was born Abt. 1734 in Maryland, and died Unknown.

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The story that she was a Cherokee Indian has never been verified. Where she and Hezekiah were married is unknown.

She may have been the sister of Adam Brevard, a son of John Brevard, born in 1716 in Maryland, later migrating to North Carolina, and grandson of Jean Brevard, a French Hugenot, who migrated from France to Ulster, Ireland, then to Maryland.

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Jean Sellards's Timeline

1734
1734
Maryland
1752
1752
Age 18
1760
1760
Age 26
Pennsylvania
1764
1764
Age 30
Walker's Station, Bland, Pennsylvania
1765
1765
Age 31
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
1773
1773
Age 39
Virginia, United States
1774
1774
Age 40
Virginia, USA
1774
Age 40
Tazewell, Virginia, United States
1794
1794
Age 60
Walkers Gap, Bland, Virginia
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