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William Porter Sellers, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1857
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1939
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

"Sellers the Moving Man." William Porter Sellers Sr. was the son of Benjamin Thomas Sellers and Anna Jane Swift. He was born in South Carolina on Newport Plantation in 1857. He was chairman of the board of trustees and a member of the board of stewards of Trinity Methodist Church in Charleston. For many years, William Porter Sellers Sr. advertised himself as "Sellers the Moving Man." In 1903, while working for a local furniture store, he founded what would become Sellers Transfer Company, a moving and storage business in Charleston. He was a successful businessman and furniture salesman for many years and was well-esteemed in the community.

He was survived by his wife, Septima Natalie Mahony and his nine children, William Porter Sellers Jr.; Gladys Naomi Sellers; Arthur Raymond Sellers Sr.; Greaton Wesley Sellers Sr.; Caroline Sellers Califf; Alice Sellers Sherwood; Elenora Irene Septima Natalie Sellers Smith ("Ellex"); James Nelson Sellers Sr.; and Robert Benjamin Sellers 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Thomas Sellers (1827 - 1877)
  Anna Jane Swift Sellers (1827 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Septima Natalie Mahony Sellers (1867 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  William Porter Sellers (1890 - 1960)*
  Gladys Naomi Sellers (1891 - 1967)*
  Arthur Raymond Sellers (1894 - 1986)*
  Greaton Wesley Sellers (1896 - 1970)*
  Caroline Ottalie Sellers Califf (1898 - 1992)*
  Alice Minerva Sellers Sherwood (1900 - 1982)*
  Elenora Irene Septima Natalie Sellers Smith (1907 - 1975)*
  James Nelson Sellers (1909 - 1976)*
  Robert Benjamin Sellers (1911 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Arthur Sellers (1855 - 1894)*
  William Porter Sellers (1857 - 1939)
  Henry Haines Sellers (1866 - 1924)*
  Samuel Jenkins Sellers (1867 - 1927)*
  Francis Bachman Sellers (1869 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: 188 North
 
Created by: JSellers
Record added: Oct 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42889772
William Porter Sellers, Sr
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William Porter Sellers, Sr
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William Porter Sellers, Sr
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With love, for my great-great grandaddy
- JSellers
 Added: Dec. 11, 2010
Rest in Peace
- Grace
 Added: Sep. 17, 2010
 
 
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