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 John Poole Sellman

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John Poole Sellman

Birth
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 22 Jul 1908 (aged 67)
Comus, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Boundary Ave South, Lot 1, Site 8
Memorial ID 7342507 View Source

Parents:
- William Oliver Sellman [1814-1884]
- Ann Priscilla Woodward (Poole) Sellman [1818-1890]

Married Ann Mariah (Hempstone) Sellman on February 13, 1866 in Loudon County, VA.

Children:
- Florence May Sellman [1867-1945]
- Ida Lee Sellman [1870-1893]
- John Poole Sellman, II [1874-1943]
- Marie Dade Sellman Pearre [1877-1943]
- Anne Estelle Sellman [1880-1894]

Note
At the outbreak of the Civil War, John Poole Sellman ran away from the Brookville Academy where he was a student, and made his way into Virginia, where he joined Company K, 1st Virginia Cavalry [on September 1, 1861]. After serving in this outfit for one year [mustered out on May 15, 1862], he and eighteen other young men met at Hanover Junction, Virginia, and organized Company A, Maryland 1st Infantry Regiment [on May 15, 1862], which was the nucleus of one of the most famous cavalry commands in the Confederate Army.

In October, 1864, when on furlough, John P. Sellman was captured by Union Cavalry at Leesburg, Virginia, where he was visiting at the Hempstone homestead. For a time he was confined in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C., but in February, 1865, he was sent to Old Point Comfort, Virginia, and from there to Richmond to be exchanged. He was with Lee's army to the end at Appomattox; after being paroled, he returned home.

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


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