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William Wright Sellers

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States
Death: March 28, 1902 (84)
Marion, Marion County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Dillion County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jordan Sellers and Mary Sellers
Husband of Martha Ann Bethea
Father of Philip Bryant Sellers; Rachel Cochrane Sellers; Anna Jane Sellers; William Wright Jr Sellers; Benjamin Morgan Sellers and 2 others
Brother of James O Sellers and Bryant Jordan Sellers

Managed by: Gerald Allen Brasington
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About William Wright Sellers

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21238407/william-wright-sellers

William Wright Sellers was the son of Jordan Sellers and Mary Osborne Sellers, and was the husband of Martha A. Bethea Sellers. He practiced law in Marion County, S.C., and was the author of "A History of Marion County, South Carolina", which was published in 1902.

Profile manager's note: W. W. Sellers is probably quoted more often that any other historian in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina on Geni and other genealogical platforms. As a "country lawyer," Mr. Sellers was able to provide compelling narratives for most of the first families of Marion County and the related counties formed in 1906 from Marion County - Florence and Dillon Counties, South Carolina. As my grandmother stated, "Sellers knew everyone and what he didn't know, he did what he could to fill in the blanks. It wasn't always perfect, but it was an interesting read and gave everyone somewhere to start." (Attelia Roberts Floyd told to her granddaughter, Susanne Floyd Gunter)

A History of Marion County, South Carolina From Its Earliest Times to the Present, (1901). By W. W. Sellers, Esq., of the Marion Bar, Copyright, 1902 by John C. Sellers can be retrieved from http://genealogytrails.com/scar/marion/history.html .

From the above on page 647:

A History of Marion County.

Just before completing the foregoing, the author was stricken with a fatal malady, cancer on the face, and after a lingering illness of several months which he bore with uncomplaining fortitude, he died on Good Friday, the 28th day of March, 1902, being 84 years and one day old, and was buried Easter Sunday in the Dothan Church Cemetery by the side of his wife, who had preceded him to the grave nine years. At the time of his death he was perhaps the oldest active Mason in the county, having joined that order in early life. At different times he had served as Worshipful Master of Mackey Lodge No. 77, of Little Rock, now the Dillon Lodge, of Clinton Lodge No. 60, at Marion, and of Dalcho Lodge No. 160, at Latta, and at the time of his death was an honorary member of Dalcho Lodge. These three lodges, with members from every lodge in the county, paid the last tribute of respect to their venerable Past Master, according to the beautiful and impressive ritual of the order of Ancient Free Masons. A large concourse of people from nearly every section of the county was present, and the commodious church could only seat a part of the crowd present. The church services were conducted by the Rev. Dove Tiller and Rev. C. C. Herbert, of the Methodist Church, of which church the author had been a member nearly seventy years. At the conclusion of the church services, Maj. J. Monroe Johnson, Past Master of Clinton Lodge No. 60, was introduced and paid an eloquent tribute to the character and worth of his departed brother and lifelong friend. He spoke of him as a Mason, a lawyer and as a man, and dwelt particularly upon these marked characteristics of the deceased:

1. His phenomenal memory. 2. His untiring industry and energy. 3. His heroic independence 4. His sturdy honesty. 5. His marked individuality.

A Masonic procession was then formed and the body carried to the nearby cemetery, where it was buried in accordance with the beautiful ceremonies of Freemasonry.

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QK-Q1N : 23 December 2020), William W Sellers, Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • William W Sellers Male 32 South Carolina
  • Martha Sellers Female 29 South Carolina
  • John Sellers Male 2 South Carolina

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTX-CN6 : 18 February 2021), W W Sellers, 1860.

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • W W Sellers Male 42 North Carolina
  • Martha Sellers Female 38 South Carolina
  • John C Sellers Male 13 South Carolina
  • Anna J Sellers Female 9 South Carolina
  • Rachael C Sellers Female 7 South Carolina
  • W W Sellers Male 2 South Carolina
  • W T Sellers Male 3 Alabama

"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8RL-P9L : 3 January 2021), W W Sellers, 1870.

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • W W Sellers Male 52 North Carolina
  • W W Sellers Male North Carolina
  • Martha Sellers Female South Carolina
  • Phillip B Sellers Male 10 South Carolina
  • Mary D Sellers Female 6 South Carolina
  • Jos F Sellers Male 15 South Carolina
  • Robt H Phillip Male 17 South Carolina

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6S2-4TW : 20 February 2021), William W Sellers, Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 96, sheet 232C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,235.

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • William W Sellers Self Male 62 North Carolina, United States
  • Martha A Sellers Wife Female 58 South Carolina, United States
  • Philip B Sellers Son Male 19 South Carolina, United States
  • Mary O Sellers Daughter Female 15 South Carolina, United States

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3TC-F6Y : accessed 17 April 2021), W W Sellers in household of John C Sellers, Kirby Township, Marion, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 75, sheet 1A, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,535.

  • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
  • John C Sellers Head Male 53 South Carolina
  • Jaqueline O Sellers Wife Female 37 North Carolina
  • Anne R Sellers Daughter Female 22 South Carolina
  • Wallace D Sellers Son Male 19 South Carolina
  • Leila Sellers Daughter Female 15 South Carolina
  • John C Sellers Jr. Son Male 0 South Carolina
  • W W Sellers Father Male 82 North Carolina
  • Jesse H Jolly Boarder Male 30 North Carolina
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William Wright Sellers's Timeline

1818
March 27, 1818
Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States
1847
November 8, 1847
1850
August 11, 1850
South Carolina
1853
February 17, 1853
1855
September 30, 1855
1857
December 7, 1857
1860
December 8, 1860
1864
1864
1902
March 28, 1902
Age 84
Marion, Marion County, South Carolina, United States