Anthony Hamilton Sellers

From the William Sellers of Tarboro, North Carolina In 1750 book
Published by Clark Easlett Witter and Elizabeth Stone Witter
In 1974

 

CONTRIBUTED BY
Jane Sellers McBroom
JMcb106002@cs.com

Anthony Hamilton Sellers was the sin of William and Eleanor Hamilton Sellers and the grandson of Matthew Sellers. Anthony Hamilton was born August 30 1823, in Darlington District South Carolina, and brought to Alabama in 1824 or '25, while he was still a child. He was the eighth of a family of 7 sons and 6 daughters, all of whom lived to maturity except one son.

In 1860 Anthony H. Sellers married Sophrona Hoetan and their off springs are: Mary Eleandor, William Westbrook, and Lillie. Sophrona a native of Georgia, died in 1866.

Anthony Hamilton Sellers was a physician of note in Ramer, Montgomery, Alabama. After his first wife died, he married Louisa (Eiland) Wilson in 1869. Louisa, a widow when she marries Dr. Sellers was born on March 15 1836. By Louisa , Anthony H. Sellers had two daughters and one son; namely, Ester, Louisa and Anthony Rush.

Anthony Hamilton Sellers was reared on a farm and he had a fair literary education. Upon reaching mature years, he attended school on his own account. He taught school for a few years in Macon County. He was about twenty-six years old when he began the study of medicine, and in 1858 graduated from the Charlestown, South Carolina, Medical Collage.

Fpr a time he served in the county reserves during the Civil War.

He had already practiced medicine somewhat, but after graduating he located at Pine level 1, Montgomery County, Alabama, and has been a resident of Ramer since 1865. Dr. Anthony H. Sellers was one of the best citizens of the County, being a practitioner of medicine for 35 years to the exclusion of other business, except during the last of his life, when he gave some attention to farming. He was not a politician and did not aspire to office but always supported his party. Dr. Sellers was a member of Ramer Lodge No. 245 F and am and was worshipful Master from 1866 with the exception of two years. About 1850 at Tuskegee he became a Hason and a few years afterwards took the chapter degree from Judge William F. Chilton, of Tuskegee. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Anthony Hamilton Sellers died April 22 1895.

His office building was still stand in 1960, more than a hundred years after its erection, and his home was still in use, not as dwelling but as an armor. On the lawn grew a holly tree planted by Anthony Russ Sellers, son of De, Anthony Hamilton Sellers.**
** Information given by granddaughters of Dr. Anthony Hamilton Sellers; Mrs. Mary R. (Brooks) Sealy and Eula L. (Brooks) Collier.