Solomon was counted in a census 1790 in Huntingdon Co., PA.
In Volume 2, page 153 Washington Co. Va. record dated May 23, 1798, is deed from Solomon Sells and wife Margaret to son John. Same Book, page 154, same date, is deed of Solomon Sells and wife Margaret to son Abraham. Same book, page 154, is deed of Solomon Sells and wife Margaret to son Henry Sells.
"...Land Patent Application #1709 by John Mitchell and later assigned to Solomon Sells. The application was dated August 8, 1768, and the property lay next to that of John Ashbaugh on Warrior Ridge to the southwest of Huntingdon, PA. This was a 219 acre tract of land known as "Timothy Meadows" in Penn. Twp., Huntingdon County, PA." - Helen Bamrick
York County, PA record shows: Land Warrant #217 issued to Solomon Sell for 100 acres in Manheim twp., under date of 17 June 1763. The date of the patent is 24 Jan. 1810, recorded in Volume H2, page 205. The survey is in Volume C, page 203-54, for 159.40 acres, returned to Peter Baumgardner on 24 Jan. 1810.
"Solomon Sells, father of Peter, removed to Washington Co. Virginia where he died, part of his land was in Sullivan Co. Tenn and his older son John lived there......." - Mrs. Cecil H. King, Columbus, MS, 1941
From ASHBAUGH Research Guide: An Interim Study of the Family of Johann Heinrich Eschbach (Henry Ashbaugh) 1706-1789 by Louis Duermyer, Staten Island, NY March 1963, pg. 2:
"Solomon SELLS, her (Margaret Ashbaugh) husband, was born 20 September, 1750, the son of the Adams County miller, Anthony SELLS. He was an early settler of Huntingdon County, and by 1780 is found as 'Supervisor of Highways' of Hopewell Township. He owned lands in the town of Huntingdon as well as a farm in Penn Township, on 'Warrior Ridge', adjoining the farm of Andrew ASHBAUGH."
Also from pg. 3:
"In November, 1792, after the death of his father, Solomon went to North Carolina (he believed) to take up lands exchanged for the family's Mountjoy properties by Henry Herkelrode; after the disputes over state boundries were settled, involving the claims of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, the land was found to be in Washington Co., Virginia. Margaret appeared with him here, in various land transfers."
There are some who believe this Adam Ashbaugh to be John Adam Ashbaugh, a descendant of a Frederick Eschbach, different from our Johann Henrich Eschbach. If these are correct, Frederick would have been 50 years old when this child was born. Traditions that I have received from both descendants of Johann and descendants of the Steiner families list this Adam as a descendant of Johann Henrich and so he is included here with the realization that this information is in dispute and the listed descendants may not belong to the Johann Henrich Eschbach family. There are some however who claim the Frederick is the brother of Johann Heinrich and if so he may be related in some other fashion.
He probably resided in Adams or York County for a time, but probably reached manhood and moved prior to a taxation list showing him. He is mentioned in his father's estate.. Reportedly in family notes he was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was an early settler of Westmoreland County,Pa. as well as Armstrong County,Pa.
It was thought that his children John and Elizabeth who were married to a brother and sister who were children of Andrew Learn and Susan Yorkey or Yockey, but now I don't see documentation for this and have some conflicting information from a source off the internet/Guylene Cox
By 1790 he was settled in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co.,PA. By 1800 he was settled in Franklin Twp. and by 1810 he was settled in Armstrong Co., PA on a site which is now Kiskiminites Twp.
Probably the same child as Adessima.
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