by AUDREY CREEL / December 16, 2020
©Audrey Creel, 2020 (All rights reserved.)
There is very little information known about Selvey’s wife, including her first and last name. The only record in which she appears is Hardy Murfree’s 1814 estate settlement. Selvey’s wife is listed alongside her husband, Selvey, and her child. Selvey’s wife is amongst the twenty-two individuals taken from Hardy Murfree’s North Carolina estate and placed under the possession of Dr. James Maney. Selvey, his wife, and their child were valued at three-hundred dollars. Selvey’s wife was likely taken from her home in North Carolina to the Maney plantation (present day Oaklands Mansion) after the estate settlement. There are no further records for Selvey’s wife. It is unknown if she was taken from other family members or children or what happened to her after the estate settlement.
[i] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, Williamson County Archives, Probate Records, .
[ii] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, .
[iii] Estate settlement, Hardy Murfree estate settlement, .