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John Sellers


Session Position District Party
1791-1792 N/A Federalist
1793-1794 N/A Federalist
 Counties   Delaware, Philadelphia


1728 - 1804

Of Upper Darby Twp. Delaware County, John Sellers was born September 19, 1728, the son of Samuel and Sarah (Smith) Sellers; trained as a weaver; worked at his father’s twisting mill; civil engineer; elected to Provincila Assembly, 1767 (served six terms); road commissioner; with David Roittenhouse, constructed an observatory in the Philadelphia Courthouse yard, so the public could view the “transit of Venus.”  Died February 3, 1804.