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Charles Sellman (1722 - 1770)

Charles Sellman
Born in Anne Arundel, Marylandmap
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Died in Anne Arundel, Marylandmap
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Charles Sellman was born 5 August 1722 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America the son of William Sellman and his wife, Ann West[1] He was christened on 25 Jan 1722 in Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel.[2]

Married Elizabeth Gassaway the daughter of Nicholas Gassaway and his wife Elizabeth Hawkins, in 1745 probably in Anne Arundel, Maryland.[3]

The children of Charles Sellman and Elizabeth Gassaway were:

1 Margaret Sellman born 1740 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. She married Joshua Hobbs.

2. Anne Sellman, born 1741 at Anne Arundel, Maryland.

3. Gassaway Sellman born about 1745 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland and died in Frederick Co., Maryland on 27 May 1823. He married Francis Davis’ widow, Catherine and they had six children.

4. John Sellman born about 1748 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Phelps. They had six children. He died October 1816 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.

Charles Sellman died 20 December 1770 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland[4]


  1. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995", database, FamilySearch ( : 12 February 2020), Charles Selman, 1722.
  2. "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995", database, FamilySearch ( : 12 February 2020), Charles Selman, 1722.
  3. Source number: 1356.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: DGS. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Yates Publishing. Operations Inc. 2004. Provo, UT, USA
  4. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 03 April 2020), memorial page for Charles Sellman (5 Aug 1722–20 Dec 1771), Find a Grave Memorial no. 208685945
  • Will of Nicholas Gassaway of Anne Arundel Co., dated 18 Feb 1757
  • Will of William Sellman of Anne Arundel dated 11 Feb 742/3 and proven/probated on 31st March 1743.
  • Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol 2 ”The Lawrence Family”
  • Anne Arundel Gentry Vol 1 “The Gassaway Family.”

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