Biography of the Sellen Family
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sellen Family, The. - The surname Sellen stands for pioneership in Groton, and the head of the family seems to have been Samuel Sellen, a native of Massachusetts, whose wife was Maria Pratt. In his native State Samuel was a merchant, but in Groton, where he settled at an early day, be was a successful farmer. In his family were ten children: Maria, who married J. Clement; Orlando, who died in 1893; Susan, who married Leonard Peck; Major, of Groton; John, Martha, wife of Jerome Clement; Aurilla, who married Henry Van Guilder; Moses and Wesley, both of whom are now dead; and Amanda, who married Truman Clement. John Sellen, a progressive and successful farmer of West Groton, was born November 25, 1820, and has always lived on and devoted his energies to agricultural pursuits. April 19, 1849, he married Saphronia Hayden, by whom he has had six children: Mary, Willis, Hiram, Jennie, Nettie and Allena. Mr. Sellen is a Republican, but not active in political affairs. Both he and his wife are members cf the Baptist Church.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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