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Bio: William Sellers, M. D., Claiborne Parish, LA
Source:  Source: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville, 1890
Submitted by: Gwen Moran-Hernandez

William Sellers, M. D., is a practical physician and surgeon of the village
of Summerfield, where he has done much to alleviate the ailments to which
the human body is heir.  He was born near Columbus, Ga., October 6, 1845,

being the fifth of ten children, seven of whom are now living: E. T. (a
cotton planter of Union Parish, La.), Amanda (widow of S. C. Kennedy, who
was a planter of this parish), Mattie (deceased), three other daughters
residing in Texas (their husbands being planters), R. N. (a resident of
Texas) and Dr. William.  The youngest two daughters died within the last
few years.  The parents of these children, Thomas F. And Nancy (Threadgill)
Sellers, were born in North Carolina, the former being a planter by occupation,
and now deceased, his widow being a resident of Louisiana.  Dr. Sellers acquired
a good knowledge of books in the common schools, which he attended until he
entered upon the study of medicine.  After some preparation he entered the
medical department of the Louisiana State University at New Orleans, now known
as the Tulane University (this being in 1868), and in 1870 graduated with
distinction in a class of about seventy-five pupils.  He immediately commenced
practicing at Summerfield, and as his skill, ability and knowledge of his
profession have become widespread, he has built up a large and lucrative
practice throughout this parish.  In connection with this he carries a full
line of drugs in the village, and at all times he is prepared to respond to
the call of the sick and afflicted.  He was married on January 29, 1874, to
Miss Etta Lowry, a native of Louisiana, born in 1855, and received her
education in a seminary of Arizona, La.  To their union six sons and two
daughters have been born: Eula T. (who is taking a full course in music at
Mount Lebanon, La.), William T. (deceased), Benjamin B., Robert M., Fannie D.,
Paul T. (deceased), Joe J., and Fordyce H. (an infant).  In march, 1863, Dr.
Sellers enlisted in Company I, Twelfth Louisiana Infantry Volunteers, and was
ordered at once to the front, under Gen. Joe E. Johnson, and took part in
battles as follows: Jackson (Miss.), Resaca (Ga.), Atlanta, Kenesaw Mountain,
and was with Hood's expedition in Tennessee, and was afterward at Kingston and
Bentonville, N. C., the latter being the last engagement of the war.  He has
always been a fervent Democrat, and although he has not been a very active
politician, he has always endeavored to support worthy men.  He is a member
of the Masonic lodge of Summerfield, the K. of P. of Homer, and his wife is
a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of the former place.  They
have done their share in contribution to benevolent enterprises which were
worthy of their consideration, and though they have long been residents of
this section, familiarity has not in their case bred contempt; in fact, quite
the contrary, and their friends and well-wishers are unlimited.  The Doctor
is interested in planting to some extent, being the owner of a good plantation,
the principal product of which is cotton.