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Capt William Oliver Sellman

Capt William Oliver Sellman

Birth
Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 23 Jul 1884 (aged 69)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row E, Lot 16, Site 5
Memorial ID 6746299 · View Source
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Parents:
- William S Sellman [1786-1857]
- Ruth Crisman (Shipley) Sellman [1786-1862]

Married Ann Priscilla Woodward (Poole) Sellman on November 29, 1838 in Montgomery County, MD.

Children:
- William Sellman [1839-1859]
- John Poole Sellman [1840-1908]
- Frederick Oliver Sellman [1843-1904]
- Mary Jane Sellman Getzendanner [1844-1907]
- Thomas Sellman [1846-1886]
- Charles Sellman [1848-1902]
- Gassaway Sellman [1850-1851]
- Louis Lowe Sellman [1852-1904]
- Robert Arthur Sellman [1853-1919]
- Richard Sellman [1855-1925]
- George Washington Sellman [1857-1913]
- (Infant) Sellman [1858-1859]
- Anne Estelle Sellman Donn [1860-1934]

William Oliver Sellman was almost certainly named for the Rev. William Oliver, an Episcopal minister well known in Frederick County.

At the time of his marriage he acquired from the Pooles the farm in the Barnesville-Poolesville area named "Mountain Vale", originally a Sprigg estate called "Clean Drinking". Here all his children were born, and here he and his wife spent their entire married lives. The house in which they lived is still standing, and is in a good state of preservation.

John Sellman of Maryland and Descendants, W. Marshall Sellman, Cincinnati, OH, 1975, private printing.

The township of Sellman was named for William Oliver Sellman, a highly-respected local figure who served as the community's first postmaster in 1874. Sellman was Captain of the confederate "Barnesville Guards" during the Civil War, and served as state senator.



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  • Created by: Montgomery County Contributor
  • Added: 2 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6746299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William Oliver Sellman (5 Aug 1814–23 Jul 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6746299, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Montgomery County Contributor (contributor 46548378) .