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Jean Sellards (Brevard)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Maryland
Death: Died in Walkers Gap, Bland, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jean Brevard, Huguenot Emigre
Wife of Hezekiah Sellards
Mother of Jenny Wiley, Indian Escapee; John W. Sellards; Catherine Elizabeth Borders; Samuel Thomas SELLARDS; Andrew Sellards and 1 other
Sister of (No Name)
Half sister of John Brevard II; Adam Brevard; Benjamin Brevard; Robert Brevard; Thomas Brevard and 3 others

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About Jean Sellards

Notes from Pam Wilson, Geni Curator:

From what I can see there is very little certainty as to who the wife of Hezekiah Sellards was. Speculation that she was a Brevard is given weight by the naming of a child with that middle name. However, I believe it is unlikely that she was the daughter of immigrant John/Jean Brevard, who died around age 60 within a year or two of her birth. If she was a Brevard, then perhaps she was more likely his granddaughter. Also, she may have been conceived out of wedlock. More research and documentation is needed.

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
Walkers Gap, Bland County, Virginia, United States
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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