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John Sellers

Huntington County Volunteer (View posts)
Posted: 972302400000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Sellers, McMullen, Marker, Ewing
"History of Huntington Co., IN" (Brant&Fuller:Chicago) 1887. Biosketches of Huntington City and Township. p. 532

John Sellers, a prominent farmer of Huntington Township, was born in Perry County, Ohio, January 4, 1822. He was the ninth of twelve children--six sons and six daughters--born to John and Mary (McMullen) Sellers, both natives of Pennsylvania, the former of Dutch, and the latter of Irish descent. He spent his early life in his native county working upon his father's farm. At the age of twenty--or in 1842--he came to this county and for some five or six years thereafter he did such work as he could find to do in the way of chopping, grubbing, farming, etc. In 1848 he purchased a trat of land, a part of which was cleared, in Clear Creek Township. There he settled down and worked at clearing and farming until January, 1852, when he sold his place and emigrated to California. After a brief period of mining he turned his attention to the dairy and livestock business. He returned to this county in the summer of 1859, and located where he now resides in Section 2, Huntington Township. Since then his undivided attention has been given to farming and the raising of stock. October 24, 1850, he married to Rebecca Marker, a native of Farifield County, Ohio, born November 10, 1829. She was the daughter of David and Sarah Ann (Ewing) Marker, the former a native of Maryland, of Dutch and Irish descent, and the latter a native of Pennsylvania, of Irish descent. Mr and Mrs. Sellers have born to them eight children, as follows: Almira, Louisa, John, Commodore W., Lillian, Elmer E., Addie A., and a son that died in infancy, unnnamed. The second, Louisa, also died in infancy. Our subject and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.
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