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Friday, April 17, 2015

Anna J. Douglass Sellers Final Resting Place

Phillip Albert Sellers, son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis died 6 April 1896 leaving his wife Anna J. Douglass and  seven of his eight children surviving him.1

In the 1900 Census for Chesterfield County, Anna J. Sellers can be found in the Courthouse Township with three of her surviving children; Hardy, age 24, Daniel C., age 20 and Mary, age 15.2

In 1910, she was living in Green Bay, Covington County, Alabama with her daughter Sarah Jane “Sallie” and son-in-law, Benjamin J. Hilton.3 

I had reports that Anna Jane Douglass Sellers passed away in 1914 in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama but no confirmation of these facts. Her death date as reported on her FindAGrave Memorial is 7 February 1914. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, Alabama. I could not find her in the Alabama 1881-1974 Death and Burial Index.4

The FindAGrave Memorial for Anna J. Douglass Sellers may be viewed by clicking on this link - Find A Grave Memorial# 91661381

[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Death date, Phillip Albert Sellers; SC Archives & History, Columbia, South Carolina.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0020, Page: 9A/81 (stamped); Line 38, Dwelling 164, Family 164, Household of Annie J. SELLERS; digital images, ( : viewed 16 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[3] 1910 U. S. Census, Covington County, Alabama, population schedule, Green Bay, Covington County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 0056, Page: 17A/90 (stamped); Line 14, Dwelling 196, Family 196, Household of Benjamin J. HILTON; digital images, ( : viewed 16 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_9.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, ( : accessed 16 April 2015); Memorial page for Anna Jane Douglass Sellers; (19 September 1845–7 February 1914); Find a Grave memorial # 91661381, Citing Evergreen Cemetery; Elba, Coffee County, Alabama, USA.


  1. Find A Grave can be a very useful resource!

  2. Yes, it is.In the days before FindAGrave you would post on the surname or county bulletin board and crossed you finger that someone would take on the task of chesking the local cemetery survey, if one existed, or may be go take a look if you knew the precise Cemetery.