Dr. Adam Sellers

Dr. Adam Sellers

Male 1802 - 1894  (91 years)

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  • Name Adam Sellers 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 4 Jul 1802  Northwest Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • near Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Lebanon, Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Cincinnati Pike 
    Occupation Physician  [7
    Buried Mar 1894  Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Lebanon Cemetery 
    Died 13 Mar 1894  Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11


    • OBITUARY...
      Death of Dr. Adam Sellers,
      Dr. Adam Sellers, one of the oldest and best known residents of Lebanon, died at his room in the VanNote property, on Broadway, Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, in the ninety-second year of his age. Death came as the result of no particular illness, but from a general failure of vital powers, brought on by Dr. Sellers' extreme age. He has been exceedingly feeble for some time and the end was not unexpected.

      Dr. Sellers was born near Lebanon, July 4, 1802. He was the second son of Peter and Blanche Sellers. His father was a native of Germany, who settled first in Virginia and afterwards, in 1789, moved to what is now Warren county. Dr. Sellers was one of four children, three sons and one daughter. The latter, in after years, became the wife of William Cameron, who, in partnership with John McLean, published the Star in the early days of the present century.

      Dr. Sellers, about the time he attained his majority, visited Virginia. In 1824 he was converted at a Methodist camp meeting and joined the church in whose communion he died. One year later he was licensed to exhort. He joined the Ohio conference in 1826. In 1828 he was ordained deacon by Bishop Roberts and in 1832 was ordained elder by Bishop Emory. He intended to devote his life to the ministry but owing to some throat trouble his voice failed him and he was compelled to abandon his chosen calling.

      He accordingly entered the mercantile trade at Springfield, with his father-in-law, only to lose everything in the financial crisis of 1837. He then turned his attention to medicine and in 1840 graduated from Worthington Medical College. For a few months he practiced at Newark but in the fall of the year he came to Lebanon and from that time to 1879 actively practiced his profession here. In the latter year he withdrew from practice and he has divided his time between Lebanon and his mom's home in Cincinnati. At one time he was president of the Lebanon Medical Society.

      Dr. Sellers was married twice. His first wife, Miss Mary A. Nixon, lived but a few months after the marriage. In 1833, he married Miss Nancy Colbert Bretney, who died in 1873. They had two children, a daughter, who died in 1862, and a son, William B. Sellers, of Cincinnati.

      The funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at one o'clock, in the Methodist church, of which he was such a faithful and consistent member. They will be conducted by Rev. J. P. Porter, who will probably be assisted by other ministers who were friends of Dr. Sellers. The remains will be interred in the Lebanon cemetery. [The Western Star, March 15, 1894]
    Person ID I8469  TangledRoots
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2018 

    Father Peter Sellers,   b. Between 1770 and 1771, Augusta County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1807, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Runkle,   b. 1775, Rockingham County, Virginia, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1859, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1797  Rockingham County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Colbert Bretney,   b. 12 Feb 1819, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1871, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1834  Clark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F3423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Nixon,   b. 1808, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1829, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1829  Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F3422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart