|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1799|
New London County
Elizabeth Selden, dau. of Col. Richard Ely Selden and Desire Colt, b. either Mar. 6, 1799 or 1800 at Lyme, Conn. In the June 1870 census, she is stated to have been 70 years old and was residing with the family of her youngest son, Henry Waite Selden, at Bates County, MO.
Elizabeth purportedly d. in 1878. Son Henry's youngest and only surviving child, son Roy George Selden, was b. Sept. 7, 1878 at Bates County, MO. In the subsequent June 1880 census the Henry W. Selden family was residing at Seattle in the Washington Territory. The family of Elizabeth's dau. Ellen "Nellie" (Douglass) Livingston was also residing at Bates County in 1878 before the Livingston family relocated to the Cherokee Indian Territory. If Elizabeth d. in 1878, she likely did so at either the home of son Henry or dau. Ellen, but no record can be found confirming this.
Elizabeth's older sister Asenath was the wife of Rev. William Fowler Vaill, superintenant of Union Mission (1821-1835) to the Osage Indians, at the time located in Arkansas Territory, now at modern Mayes County southeast of Chouteau, Oklahoma. In 1827 following one of Rev. Vaill's trips back to New England, Vaill's sister-in-law Elizabeth Selden agreed to become a teacher at Union Mission and arrived in early 1827. On June 19, 1827 at Union Mission, Elizabeth m. (by her brother-in-law Rev. Vaill) George Douglass. He d. April 14, 1865 at Sherman, TX following an accidental self-inflicted gunshot. They had at least six children who are outlined in their father's memorial.
Richard Ely Selden (1759 - 1848)
Desire Colt Selden (1763 - 1799)
George S Douglass (1798 - 1865)*
Ellen Douglass Livingston (1834 - 1907)*
Mary Elizabeth Douglass Culbertson (1842 - 1873)*
Asenath Selden Vaill (1785 - 1834)*
Richard Ely Selden (1797 - 1868)*
Elizabeth Selden Douglass (1799 - 1878)
Created by: Don Blauvelt
Record added: May 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89909038
Added: May. 5, 2014