Vitals: John, Sr. & Susannah Helmann Sell

John, Sr. (1749-1837) b. Frederick, MD; r. Franklin Co., Stoystown, Somerset Co. &  Washington Twp., Indiana Co., PA (son of Henry & Anna Margarete Sell)
-military: enlisted June 1776, Flying Camp, MD; fought many battles including Trenton, Princeton, Long Island, & Brandywine. Believed to have crossed the Delaware River with Gen. Washington, Christmas 1776. See his 1836 pension application. He died of a heart attack at age 88 before receiving anything.
-burial: at some point/for some reason remains were removed to Washington Township, Indiana Co., PA.

Susanna Helmann (1756-1827) b. York Co., PA; r. Stoystown, Somerset Co., PA (daughter of George Sebastian, Sr. & Christina Cook Helmann)
-burial: Sell Cemetery, Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co. (See cemetery for GPS.)

Married: 1780 Frederick, MD

Children:

  1. Mary Magdalena (1781/4-1863) (m. ___ Miller, probably son of Moses Miller?)
  2. Susanna (1784-1866)
  3. Thomas (1785-1818)
  4. Elizabeth (1787-1823)
  5. Henry (1789-1834)
  6. John, Jr. (1794-1866) b. ? r. Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA (m. Barbara Diehl – our line)
  7. Elizabeth (1795-1837)
  8. Barbara (1798-1885)
  9. Anna (1798-1873)

Documentation:

“Application of Revolutionary War Pension, 28 Dec, 1836.” Court of Indiana Co., PA
http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/somerset/military/sell-john.txt

“Susannah Sell.” FindaGrave.com. 15 October 2018
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70486924/susannah-sell

Various Ancestry.com sources. 27 April 2016

RETURN TO OUR SELL FAMILY TREE

RETURN TO OUR HELMANN FAMILY TREE

Last revised 10/15/18

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