James Kelton Sellars

7 June 1918–2 March 1999 (Age 80)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Kelton

When James Kelton Sellars was born on 7 June 1918, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Alford Bell Sellers, was 50 and his mother, Maudie Virginia Brewer, was 25. He married Izetta Patterson on 29 December 1938, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 17, Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 2 March 1999, in Smyrna, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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James Kelton Sellars
Izetta Patterson
Marriage: 29 December 1938

Spouse and Children

29 December 1938
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Alford Bell Sellers


    Maudie Virginia Brewer




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 13

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Sellar( see Seller ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James K Sellars in household of Awford B Sellars, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James K Sellars, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Kelton Sellars, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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