An American Family History


Adam Sell


Adam Sell was born about 1801 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Anton Sell and Elizabeth Kurtz.

Adam married Margaret Miller on May 20,1820 in Washington County, Tennessee. Margaret was the daughter of John Miller and Catherine Bowman.

Mary Sell (1823, Pritchett),
Henry Sell (1824, married Henry Fitzgerald),
Jonathan Sell (1826),
Catherine Sell (1827, married John Cruthers),
Susannah Sell (1829, married Smith),
Phebe Sell (1830),
George Washington Sell (1831, married Abigail Bacon),
Deborah Sell (1834),
Elizabeth Sell (1837, Krouse),
Alfred Sell (1839),
Matilda Sell (1842, married Moore),
Sarah Sell (1844, married William L. Moore),
and Joseph Sell (1847, married Margaret Longmire).

They lived with Margaret's mother on the Miller family farm in the log home that John Miller built.

When Caty Bowman Miller died in 1844 she left the family home to Margaret and Adam Sell. Adam made extensive renovations to the home.

Adam was buried on the family farm.

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.






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