NameJames Selman
Birth27 Dec 1770, SC
DeathSep 1847, Spartanburg Co, SC
FatherJeremiah Selman (ca1745-1817)
Web Note
James was scalped and otherwise wounded by Indians (or by Tories disguised as Indians), Nov. 27, 1781, when he was nearly 11 years old. There are at least three versions of this story; the incident is confirmed in his own "Cypher Book"; in spite of the attack, however, he lived another 66 years. At age 18, he began surveying, and also married Martha Foster, with whom he had 4 children. Later he became a civil engineer. After the death of his first wife he married Elizabeth Covington, with whom he had 9 children.
Birth28 Dec 1778, SC (Spartanburg Co)
Deathbef 1803
FatherRobert Foster (-1819)
MotherElizabeth _____ (->1819)
ChildrenMary (1794->1861)
Birth14 Dec 1777
Death17 Jun 1861 Age: 83
FatherWilliam Covington
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