Date of birth: 8 Jul 1825 Scott County, Indiana
Date of death: 6 Jan 1901 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

SOURCE: Johnson County Museum of History, Canary Scrapbook #1, page 7, 9 Jan 1901

Nelson Sellers Stricken 
with Paralysis of the Heart
   Sunday morning a little before 
six o’clock, Mrs. Nelson Sellers on 
awakening, noticed that her husband 
was breathing heavily and unnatural-
ly. She immediately went across the 
street from the residence to the 
home of Edward Barnhizer to tele-
phone for Dr. H. J. Hall. On her 
return she found that Mr. Sellers 
had expired. The news of his sudden 
death came as a surprise and shock 
to the community. Mr. Sellers had 
been on the street the evening be-
fore and aside from a cold, seemed 
to be, on retiring that night, 
about in his usual health. His 
death was due to paralysis of the 
heart. From members of the family 
it is learned that he previously 
had had attacks of paralysis and 
had been warned by his physician 
that death might come suddenly.
   Mr. Sellers had long been a 
resident of Johnson county. He 
was born July 8, 1825, in Scott 
county, this state coming when 
but three years old with his par-
ents who settled near Nineveh. In 
1867 he purchased what is known as 
the Sellers farm in the Union neigh-
borhood, where he lived until 1880, 
when he moved to Franklin.
   Deceased was a devout member of 
the Christian church. He was a man of
sterling integrity and highly esteemed 
for his worth as a citizen, neighbor 
and friend. He and Mrs. Sellers, who 
survives him, were the parents of 
eleven children, all of whom are living.
   On Friday, December 28, Mr. and Mrs. 
Sellers celebrated their 52d wedding 
anniversary. All the sons and daughters, 
with the grandchildren, were present. 
The death of Mr. Sellers is the first 
to occur in the family circle.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday 
afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the 
[illegible] by Rev. R. Hudson.
Submitted by Lois Johnson