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View Tree for Joseph Henry SellsJoseph Henry Sells (b. Abt. 1760, d. 25 Feb 1856)

Joseph Henry Sells (son of Solomon Sells and Margaret Ashbaugh)236, 236, 236, 236, 236 was born Abt. 1760 in York (Adams) Co., PA, and died 25 Feb 1856 in Overton, TN, USA236, 236, 236, 236, 236. He married Mary Margaret Williams on 1840 in USA236.

 Includes NotesNotes for Joseph Henry Sells:
JOSEPH HENRY5 SELLS (SOLOMON4, ANTHONY3, HENDRICK HENRY2 SELLEN, JACOB1 VON SELLEN) was born Abt. 1760 in Bedford Co, Pennsylvania, and died February 25, 1856 in Overton Co, Tennessee. He married MARY MARGARET WILLIAMS. She was born October 01, 1794 in Maryland, and died March 13, 1861 in Overton Co, Tennessee.

He bought land in Overton Co., Tennessee from Thomas Eldridge on Jan. 24, 1845, witnesses to this land sale were Andrew Godsey and Jonathan Richardson. The land was adjoining land owned by David Richardson, Nicholas Mullins and others. Deed Book A, page 15.

They are listed on the 1850 Overton Co., Tennessee Census as living in District 7. He is age 90, his wife Margaret is age 55. They are living next door to his son David Leander Sells. Henry owns land valued at 400.00.

Settlers to Pennsylvania and other colonies included persecuted people of Germany, then known as the Palatine, and Switzerland. The Palatinate was governed by "Duches", the regional authority ruling over their land on which Mennonites and other people lived and worked. The people of these regions, primarily of the Mennonite faith, had limited rights and freedoms to do what they pleased. They were restricted and heavily taxed by the government and the local landlords. For example, if they purchased rights to a property, the previous owner could later reverse the sale.

An especially tumultuous year was 1709. This was one of the early years that saw a wave of emigrants from the German Palatinate traveling down the Rhine River to Rotterdam. Ships leaving the port of Rotterdam traveled to London. From London they hoped to find passage on ships to the new world. Arriving in Rotterdam, a group of Mennonites was said to have been so poor that they had brought hardly enough necessary clothing, much less money for the fare to London or the journey over the Atlantic. (Ruth 86) By late April, 852 Palatines were sent to England. The emigrants were arriving to the city of London in such large groups that more than 1,200 were sent in May with another 4,000 to follow less than a month later. The authorities in Rotterdam were becoming concerned at the size and cost of this human wave

Marlon Brando was a 3rd cousin 4x removed of Old Henry Sells.
Direct Descendants of Jacob Sellen

1 Jacob SELLEN b: Abt. 1640 La Rochelle, France d: Aft. 1666 of Krefeld, Germany

2 Hendrick SELLEN b: Bet. 1660 - 1665 of Krefeld, Germany d: Abt. Oct 1749 York Co., PA

.... +Margaret d: Aft. 1749 of York Co., PA m: Bet. 1710 - 1714

... 3 Anthony SELLS b: Abt. 1712 of Cresheim or Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA d: 1792 Huntington Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA

....... +Catherine b: Bet. 1720 - 1724 of York Co., PA d: Aft. 1792 Standing Stone, Huntingdon Co., PA m: Abt. 1740 Mt. Joy Twp., York Co., PA

...... 4 Solomon SELLS b: Sep 20, 1740 of York Co., PA d: May 21, 1816 Bristol, Washington Co., VA

.......... +Margaret ASHBAUGH b: 1748 d: Bet. 1798 - 1816 Washington Co., VA m: Abt. 1770 Adams Co., PA

......... 5 Joseph "Old Henry" SELLS b: Abt. 1760 of York (Adams) Co., PA d: Bet. 1851 - Feb 25 1856 of Overton Co., TN

2 Peter Dietrich SELLEN b: Bet. 1665 - 1670 Krefeld, Palatinate, Germany d: Aft. 1725 Skippack, York Co., PA

....... +Adriana VAN SINTERN b: Bet. 1690 - 1700 of Hamburg, Germany or Germantown, PA d: Philadelphia Co., PA m: Bet. 1718 - 1720 Philadelphia Co., PA

... 3 Neeltje SELLEN b: Bet. 1724 - 1725 d: Aft. 1767

......... +Johann Weigand PENNEBAKER b: Dec 1717 Flomborn, Alzey, Germany d: Mar 20, 1795 Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA m: Abt. 1746

...... 4 Weiant PENNEBAKER b: Abt. 1764 Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA d: Mar 07, 1852 Hickman, KY

............ +Precious RUBY b: Jan 23, 1767 Pennsylvania or Kentucky d: Oct 31, 1834 Hickman Co., KY m: Feb 27, 1788 Nelson Co., KY

......... 5 Samuel W. PENNEBAKER b: May 20, 1796 Kentucky d: Abt. 1835 Wilson, TN

............... +Sarah FINLEY b: Jan 12, 1799 Kentucky d: Feb 07, 1877

........... 6 William PENNEBAKER b: 1826

.................. +Sarah E. SOLMAN b: 1830

.............. 7 William John PENNEBAKER b: Abt. 1868 d: 1899

.................... +Bessie Grace GAHAN b: Aug 1876 Nebraska m: Abt. 1895

................. 8 Dorothy Julia PENNEBAKER b: Jan 20, 1897 Grand Island, Hall Co., NE d: Mar 31, 1954

....................... +Marlon BRANDO b: Jan 1895 Nebraska d: Jul 18, 1965 m: 1918 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE

.................... 9 Marlon BRANDO b: Apr 03, 1924 Omaha, Douglas Co., NE d: Jul 01, 2004 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA

.......................... +Anna KASHFI m: 1957

...................... 10 Christian BRANDO b: Abt. 1958

More About Joseph Henry Sells:
Date born 2: 1760, Bedford, PA, USA.236
Date born 3: 1760, First Reformed Church, Germentown, PA, USA.236, 236
Died 2: 1851, Overton, TN, USA.236

More About Joseph Henry Sells and Mary Margaret Williams:
Marriage: 1840, USA.236

Children of Joseph Henry Sells and Mary Margaret Williams are:
  1. Solomon Sells, b. 1789, PA, USA236, d. date unknown, TN, USA236.
  2. +Henry Sells, b. 1795, Sullivan, TN, USA236, d. 09 Oct 1858, West Fork, Overton Co., TN.
  3. David Leander Sells, b. 05 Jul 1797, Sullivan, TN, USA236, d. 08 May 1875, Overton, TN, USA236.
  4. Sarah Sells, b. 1799236, d. date unknown, Jackson, TN, USA236.
  5. Benjamin Sells, b. 1806236, d. date unknown.
  6. Isaac Sells, b. 1810236, d. 1866236.
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