SELLS B. F. CAPTAIN, Coshocton, Ohio ; livery man, west Main street. Mr. Sells was born November 12, 1824, in Coshocton, Ohio ; son of Abraham and Phebe (Hart) Sells. Mr. Sells chose the cabinetmaking business, which he followed until June, 1846, when he enlisted in Company B, Third O. V. I, for the Mexican war. The company left Coshocton in canal boats June 5, 1846. He served one year in General Taylor's command. After his discharge he came home and followed his trade until the fall of 1852, when he was elected county auditor. At the expiration of his term of office he again resumed the furniture business, which he followed until September 30, 1862, when he recruited Company D , One Hundred and Twenty-second O. V. I, and was commissioned its captain, and served until March, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. After his discharge he was, for some time, engaged in furnishing horses for the government, which was merged into his present livery business. Captain Sells was married February 6, 1849, to Miss Eliza, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Ludington) Shaw. They are the parents of eight children, viz: William, Howard A,, Joseph B., Emma Adelia, Clara E., B. F., Charles and John.
Father: Abraham SELLS b: ABT 1794 in Richmond Co., VA
Mother: Phoebe HART b: BET 1794 AND 1795 in New Jersey
Marriage 1 Eliza SHAW b: BET 1827 AND 1828 in New York
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