|I am researching the ancestors Job Gilham Selph and Archibald McManus.|
Job is listed in the 1840 census from Mississippi.He came from
Franklin County, North Carolina and was born in 1797.He died on July 4, 1854.He moved to Nashville, Tennessee when he was very young and was apparently a very successful merchant there.According to Tennessee Loose Ends at rootsweb.com Job was in Lincoln County, Tennessee between 1826 and 1828.He married Sarah Henrietta McManus in Hines, County, Mississippi in 1835 and had four sons.One (Harry Hill) died as a youth and the other three (Colin, Dudley and Walter)were officers for the Confederacy.Walter died at the siege of Vicksburg.
Job was apparently a silversmith.In a "Guide To The Index of Early Southern Artists and Artisans" there is a John Selph listed as a silversmith who was in business with a Mr. Tisdale in Fayetteville, North Carolina from 1807 to 1820.Is it possible that this is Job's father and that Job was an apprentice of his?
It has been documented that Archibald was in Mississippi by 1811.He was born in South Carolina in 1785 and died in Jackson County, Mississippi on September 23, 1841.He married Rebecca Collins in 1810.He and Rebecca had at least three children - Sarah Henrietta, John Lewis and Eliza.
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