Biography of William Sell
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William Sell, a well known farmer of Center Township, is a native of Columbiana County. He was born in Salem Township, Oct. 26, 1849, the son of Jacob and Catherine (Coy) Sell.

Jacob Sell was a native of Canton, Ohio, and an early settler of Salem Township, where he improved a farm of 100 acres. He also engaged in the teaming and contracting business in which he was successful. He died in 1903 at the age of 84 years, and his wife died in 1907. They were the parents of six children, four of whom are now living.

William Sell was educated in the district schools of Salem Township and at an early age engaged in farming with his father. He was interested in the mercantile business in Lisbon for several years and in 1895 purchased his present farm in Center Township, which is well improved.

On Dec. 6, 1871, Mr. Sell was united in marriage with Miss Susan. Grimes, the daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Pincheon) Grimes, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Sell have a son, Charles, born Jan. 8, 1874, who lives at home.

Mr. Sell is a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church. He is one of the highly esteemed pioneers of the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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