Name: Joseph Selden 1
ALIA: Capt. Joe /Selden/
Birth: 4 JUN 1831 in Charles City Co., VA 2
Death: 3 NOV 1900 in Faunsdale, Marengo Co., AL
Captain Joe Selden served in the Confederate Army and is listed in COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE SOUTHERN STATES OF AMERICA, by Stella Pickett Hanaby p. 155. He burned to death in the Uniontown , Al. Hotel when the mosquito netting around his bed caught fire.
Joseph Selden came to the Canebrake(that portion of the Black Belt prairie region of AL, stretching from Demopolis to Uniontown, from Linden to Greensboro), from Charles City County, VA., in 1853 and was soon followed by his brothers William and Carter Armistead Selden.The Selden Family of Virginia owned historic Westover Plantation on the James River, the mansion built by William Byrd in 1734.
In 1854, Joe married Elizabeth Minge (having been engaged to her for a year) and for a short time lived at Weynoke the home of her parents. Mr Minge offered to give them 61 slaves if he would sell out in VA and move to AL. In 1857 they began construction on the home near Uniontown on a plantation given to them by Eliz.'s father. They called it Fairhope. Jeff Mansell "An Illustrious home in the Canebrake" , The Tuscaloosa News April 28,1991. Copy on file.
Capt. Selden outfitted at his own expense a Confederate artillery battery, Selden's Battery, composed chiefly of men from Marengo, Perry,Dallas, and Shelby County men, defended Mobile and was engaged in the battles of Resaca, Cassville, Kennesaw, NewHope, Peachtree and Jonesboro. Received the Southern Cross of Honor.
Elizabeth Collier Harrison Minge b: 30 MAY 1833 in Charles City Co. VA
15 FEB 1854
in Marengo Co, AL 3
- Elizabeth Collier Selden b: 2 OCT 1866 in Marengo Co. AL
- Title: Will
- Title: Cemetery, Faunsdale, AL
Note: St Lukes Cemetry, Faunsdale,Marengo Co. AL.
- Joe Seldens Memoirs, handwritten Aug 29, 1884. Copy owned by Jo Means Patton.