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Charles Sellman

M, b. 5 August 1722, d. circa 1771
Father*William Sellman b. 22 Mar 1689/90, d. 7 Mar 1742/43
Mother*Ann West b. 12 Feb 1685, d. May 1749
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of Col. Edmond Scarburgh
Grandson of John Sellman
ChartsCol. Edmund Scarburgh Descendants Chart
John Sellman Descendants Chart
Note* Charles Sellman FROM 105, QUOTE:
Charles Sellman, by the terms of his father's will, inherited 257
acres of "Cross' Forest" near the present village of Guilford, Howard
County. Eventually he sold this property, and on May, 1758, he and his
wife sold a fifty-acre tract called "Tear (Tare) Coat Thicket" which had
been originally patented to John Gassaway, and which Elizabeth (Gassaway)
Sellman appears to have received in some way as her share of her father's
estate. In his will, drawn February 18, 1757, and proved April 21 of
that year, Nicholas Gassaway left his daughter Elizabeth Sellman only a
token legacy, indicating that she had received her portion previously. (1)
Charles Sellman was living as late as December 20, 1770, but his
name does not appear in any records subsequent to that date. (2)
Elizabeth (Gassaway) Sellman, widow of Charles, survived her husband
for about twenty years. On November 29, 1793, she sold to John Groves,
for 35 pounds current money, a Negro girl, Anne. (3) As John Groves
lived near Mt. Airy, it is probable that at that time Elizabeth was
living with one of her sons in that neighborhood. There is no further
reference to her in either Frederick or Anne Arundel County records, and
she probably died soon after the sale recorded above.
As neither Charles Sellman nor his wife Elizabeth left a will or
estate, real or personal, the public records shed no light on the names
of their children. Neither has a Bible record come down to us, so their
family has been established through close association of names and place
of residence, elimination, and in two instances, positively through the
wills of the grandmother, Ann (West) Sparrow Sellman, and the half-uncle,
Scarborough Sparrow.
Birth*5 August 1722 He was born on 5 August 1722 at Anne Arundel Co., MD.1 
 He was the son of William Sellman and Ann West
Baptism25 January 1722/23 Charles Sellman was baptized on 25 January 1722/23; in All Hallows Church (105). 
Marriage*circa 1745 He married Elizabeth Gassaway, daughter of Nicholas Gassaway and Elizabeth Hawkins, circa 1745 at Anne Arundel Co., MD.1 
Death*circa 1771 Charles Sellman died circa 1771 at Howard Co., MD; then Anne Arundel Co (105).1 


Elizabeth Gassaway b. c 1725, d. c 1794


  1. [S1125] * author. 105: John Sellman of Md and Descendents
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  2. [S1113] * author. GEDCOM file imported on 16 Oct 2000.. N.p.: