Nancy Ann Melissa Sellers

19 April 1853–20 January 1921 (Age 67)
Henry, Alabama, United States

The Life of Nancy Ann Melissa

When Nancy Ann Melissa Sellers was born on 19 April 1853, in Henry, Alabama, United States, her father, Rufus Daniel Sellers, was 30 and her mother, Amanda Caroline Jones, was 27. She married William Nathan Hughes on 3 July 1868, in Henry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 2 Balkum, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 6 Cottonwood, Houston, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died on 20 January 1921, in Cottonwood, Houston, Alabama, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Union Hill Baptist Cemetery, Cottonwood, Houston, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nathan Hughes
Nancy Ann Melissa Sellers
Marriage: 3 July 1868
Eula L Hughes
Ada Anna Hughes
Annie Amanda Hughes
Dawson Columbus Hughes
Josephine Hughes
William Fitzhugh Hughes
Gertrude Hughes
Claudia Pastora Hughes
Audrey B Hughes
Robert Hughes

Spouse and Children

3 July 1868
Henry, Alabama, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Calista Ward Sellers


    Ashley Bethel Sellers



    Virginia Ansley Sellers



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 8

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Seller 1–4.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Hughs in household of William Hughs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Milesa Hughs in household of William Hughs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy M Hughes in household of William N Hughes, "United States Census, 1910"

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