Samuel Sells was born in Morgan County, Ind., December 23, 1829, and is the son of Abraham and Hettie (Webster) Sells. The father was a native of Virginia, and the son of John Sells, an early settler of Indiana; he lived in the state a short time; he died in Washington County. Abraham Sells was a farmer by occupation, and about 1830, settled in this county, where his death occurred. The mother of our subject was a native of Vermont. Her marriage with Abraham Sells was blessed by the birth of six children, namely: Samuel, Seth, Jesse, Sarah, Eliza, and Louisiana. Samuel was reared on a farm, and farming has been his life occupation. November 8, 1860, he was united in marriage with Mary Jane, the daughter of Frank and Mary Ann (Mullen) Sells. Mrs. Sells was born in this county, October 18, 1839, and is the mother of the following children: Elizabeth, Hettie, Allie, Abraham, John, Edgar, Frederick, and Pearlie. Mr. Sells is an industrious and well respected citizen, self-made and worthy. In politics, he is a democrat.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 912.