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  • ID: I8884
  • Name: Samuel Riley SELLS
  • RELA: 4th cousin 3x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 AUG 1871 in Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN
  • Census: 1880 Page 338B, District 2, Sullivan Co., TN
  • Education: BET 1885 AND 1890 King College, Bristol, TN
  • Event: Elected BET 1909 AND 1911 Tennessee State Senate
  • Census: 1910 Page 15/134B, ED 199, Ward 4, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1911 AND 3 MAR 1921 U.S. Congress, Representative from Tennessee
  • Census: 1920 Page 13A, ED 210, Ward 2, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
  • Census: 1930 215 E. 9th Ave., Page 27B, ED 18, 4th Ward, 9th Civil District, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
  • Death: 2 NOV 1935 in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
  • Occupation: Sells Lumber Company
  • Event: Military service Spanish Am. War, Company F, 3rd Reg., Tennessee Vol. Inf.
  • Burial: Oak Hill Cem., Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
  • Event: Pic Sam Riley Sells
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949; Biographies, p.1793
    SELLS, Sam Riley, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tenn., August 2, 1871; attended the rural schools and King College in Bristol, Tenn., 1885-1890; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Blountville, Tenn.; served as a private in Company F, Third Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; moved to Johnson City, Tenn., and engaged in the lumber business; member of the State senate 1909-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920 delegate to the Republican National Conventions in Chicago in 1912 and 1916; resumed the lumber business in Johnson City, Tenn.; also engaged in the manufacture of shale brick and in numerous other business enterprises; died in Johnson City, Tenn., November 2, 1935; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: George Washington SELLS b: 9 APR 1826 in of Paperville, Sullivan Co., TN
    Mother: Mary Margaret MCCRARY b: 15 MAR 1847 in Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Frances Rice HAYWARD b: 19 SEP 1873 in Hannibal, MO
    • Married: 25 APR 1904 in Missouri
    Children
    1. Has Children Samuel Hayward SELLS b: 18 JAN 1905 in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
    2. Has Children Charlotte Wyman SELLS b: 25 AUG 1906 in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN
    3. Has Children Lucy McGuire SELLS b: ABT 1909 in Tennessee
    4. Has No Children Frank Hayward SELLS b: 7 NOV 1910 in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN

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