James Madison Sellars

6 September 1845–9 January 1922 (Age 76)
Indiana, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Sellars was born on 6 September 1845, in Indiana, United States, his father, Ira Samuel Sellars, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Jane Williams, was 21. He married Mary Jane Royse on 27 February 1872. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 14 Pomona, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1910. He died on 9 January 1922, in Appleton, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Sellars
Mary Jane Royse
Marriage: 27 February 1872
Freddie S Sellars
Laura L Sellers
Loretta M Sellars

Spouse and Children

27 February 1872


    Freddie S Sellars


    Laura L Sellers


    Loretta M Sellars


Parents and Siblings

    Ira Samuel Sellars


    Nancy Jane Williams




    Emily Sellars



    Anna M. Sellars


    Nathaniel Taylor Sellars


    Ira Sellars Williams


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 6

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 21

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Sellar( see Seller ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James M Sollass in household of Ira S Sellars, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J M Sellers in household of I S Sellers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Sellars, "United States Census, 1920"

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