Hugh and Sandy Sellers <>


James SELLARS or SELLERS - born ca 1756; died "on or about" March 27, 1793
Bristol, England.  His widow applied for pension March 4, 1836 and was
granted pension Nov 13, 1838 when she was age 73 (certificate W-177941)
In her affidavit, she stated that on Dec 17, 1791, her husband sailed
from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, commander of the American Ship "CATO".
He sailed to London, then to Virginia, then to Bristol, England, but
on the way to Bristol was "taken sick bleeding at the lungs.  He
continued at Bristol being unable to return home in the ship in
consequence of his extreme sickness and after a lapse of six months...
he died on or about Mar 27, 1793.

His sister, Lucy OSGOOD, gave affidavit, and other papers in the file
indicate he enlisted from Massachusetts in 1775 at age 19, and was a
private in Capt. DARBY's Co.  He marched to Boston and was there at 
the time of the Battle of Bunker Hill.  After serving 7 months, 27 days,
he was dismissed from the army.  Later he "went out" in a Privateer,
the "DAULTON".  He was captured by the English, held in the prison ship
"JERSEY", and taken to England where he "was confined in Mill Prison,
and did not return home for about 4 years"

A true copy of the original marriage record shows Mr. James SELLARS and
Miss Pamela RANDALL, both of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, were married
by Rev. Samuel HAVEN the (date blank) 1786 Portsmouth,  Rockingham Co,
New Hampshire. (Note pension record shows her a Pamelia.  She was also
shown with surname RANDALL).