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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Surname Saturday~William R. Sellers

William Riley was born abt 1842 to William Eddins Sellers and Elizabeth Parsons, my 2nd great grandparents. He is listed as 8 years old in the 1850 census and 17 in the 1860 census. His Father was killed in an accident while building a church in Madison County, Tennessee sometime between 1854 and 1860. Elizabeth Parsons Sellers packed up the children and brought them back to Chesterfield County.

On 26 December 1861, William Riley Sellers was enlisted into Civil War, Company A, 4th South Carolina Cavalry by J. C. Craig. Image 10 in his Civil War record on Fold3 shows that he was missing at the Battle of Haw's Shop. Image 13 shows that he was captured on May 30, 1864 and died  on 23 March 1865 of pneumonia. [1]


William Riley Sellers, died in prison at Elmira, NY on  23 March 1865.  He is  buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery, CSA Section, Location #2438, Elmira, NY. [William Riley Sellers 4th SC unit is the red triangle in the lower left corner of above picture]

You can view his marker by clicking on this link.[3]

William Riley Sellers is my great grand Uncle.

[2] Battle of Haw's Shop - file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
[3] Find A Grave Memorial# 66214868

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