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Re: Sophia Sellers, the daughter of Adam Sellers

Hi Art, If you are a DNA match with (4) individuals, who are linked to Sellers/Zellers, then you are somehow related to a Sellers. You cannot get any stronger of a match then through DNA, time will put the pieces of the puzzle in place, it usually does, as more information comes forth. And as you stated, your maternal line was in the Ohio, area as well during the 1850's. Could there have been more children with Adam Sellers and Sophia's mother, that is a mystery right now? I will certainly contact Doug Harger, regarding his research on the Shaffer, line. I have a cousin, who has a trunk, that belonged to a Great Aunt, who was the great granddaughter of James and Sophia Sellers, and the granddaughter of Mathew Shaffer and Nancy Clemens-Shaffer. I am told there are a lot of pictures in that trunk with names on the back. This Aunt had no children of her own and so she was careful to put names on pictures, etc. so that information would not be lost, I believe. The cousin who has the trunk, got it when her mother died, and, right now her life is very busy, and she is not really into genealogy, which kills me, as I have asked a couple of times if I can see the pictures and scan them, I got one yes, and then could not reach her. I am going to try again, the answer to what happened to Mathew Shaffer, could be in that trunk. And there could be pictures in there of some of the Clemens, as well, because Nancy Clemens-Shaffer, and her three sons are living with James and Sophia Clemens, in 1860, and Mathew Shaffer, has died I believe. What a mystery! I wish I knew how to determine what relative is at what DNA marker, I know there are books that teach that, that would be neat to be able to interpret that. Thanks again, I will be glad to share information, because I know it helps others. Sheila


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