Thornley Frank Wells1,2

M, #39148, b. 20 July 1901, d. 19 March 1995
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • Name Variation: Frank C Wells; on 1910 census
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Joe T Wells
    Name: Joe T Wells
    [Job T Wells]
    Age in 1910: 47
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Home in 1910: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joe T Wells 47
    Elizabeth B Wells 42
    Samuel M Wells 19
    John R Wells 10
    Frank C Wells 9
    Helen E Wells 3
    Brack Clifton 17

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Stewert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1920: Stewert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Age: 57 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 33
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 57
    Elizabeth B Wells 54
    John R Wells 19
    Frank T Wells 18
    Helen E Wells 13
    Edward Yakesh 29

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • Graduation*: 1922; North Dakota, USA1,2
  • Milit-Beg*: between 1922 and 1960; Fort Carson Co., Colorado, USAG; active duty during WWII retired at a Lt. Col in the Army1,2
  • Occupation*: between 1933 and 1962; Moorhead, Clay Co., Minnesota, USAG; Wells Dray & Parcel, later Wells Transfer, a moving firm. Also councilmen, mayor, county commisioner
    1,2

Family: Ethel Elizabeth Custer b. 2 Jan 1901, d. 14 Mar 1985

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ethel Elizabeth Custer1,2

F, #39149, b. 2 January 1901, d. 14 March 1985
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 21 March 1925; Mrs. Alyea (Custer)
  • Married Name: 26 August 1936; Mrs. Wells (Custer)

Family 1: Lee Alyea b. 1896, d. 20 Oct 1932

Family 2: Thornley Frank Wells b. 20 Jul 1901, d. 19 Mar 1995

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Jacob Thornley Wells

M, #39154, b. 12 July 1862, d. 9 November 1945
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • Name Variation: Job Thornley Wells1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Hartford, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about L M Wills
    Name: L M Wills
    Birth Year: abt 1807
    Age in 1870: 63
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1870: Hartford, Pike, Missouri
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    L M Wills 63
    Charles P Wills 29
    Francis Wills 26
    Robert Harris 20
    Thomas Loran 32
    David Moore 22
    James Staten 20
    Jennie Well 17
    Job Wills 8; Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lemuel Wells
    Name: Lemuel Wells
    Home in 1880: Ashley, Pike, Missouri
    Age: 72
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Kate W. Wells
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lemuel Wells 72
    Kate W. Wells 46
    Jobe Wells 14
    Jinne Wells 15
    Ann Wallace 42
    John Wallace 2
    Butler Wallace 1

    ; Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Hartford, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Wells
    Name: Charles Wells
    Home in 1880: Hartford, Pike, Missouri
    Age: 40
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Martha F. Wells
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles Wells 40
    Martha F. Wells 37
    Job G. Wells 17 [brother]
    Alice Hummers 27 [cousin]
    Bruce Reid 40
    James Madden 30; Head of Household=Charles Prather Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1885; Towner Co., North Dakota, USAG; North Dakota Census,
    1870-90
    about Job T. Wells
    Name: Job T. Wells
    State: ND
    County: Towner County
    Township: No Township Listed
    Year: 1885
    Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
    Database: ND 1885 Federal Census Index
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1900; Towner Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1900: Township 158, Towner, North Dakota
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: Jul 1861
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Eliabeth B
    Marriage Year: 1886
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 14
    Residence : Cando Town, Towner, North Dakota
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 38
    Eliabeth B Wells 33
    Lemuel Wells 9
    Russel Wells 2/12
    Josaphine McNelly 22
    Anna Harrison 26

    ; Household Member=Elizabeth Briggs Ely, Household Member=John Russell Wells, Household Member=Lemuel M Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Joe T Wells
    Name: Joe T Wells
    [Job T Wells]
    Age in 1910: 47
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Home in 1910: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joe T Wells 47
    Elizabeth B Wells 42
    Samuel M Wells 19
    John R Wells 10
    Frank C Wells 9
    Helen E Wells 3
    Brack Clifton 17

    ; Household Member=Elizabeth Briggs Ely, Household Member=John Russell Wells, Household Member=Lemuel M Wells, Household Member=Thornley Frank Wells, Household Member=Helen Elizabeth Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Stewert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1920: Stewert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Age: 57 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 33
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 57
    Elizabeth B Wells 54
    John R Wells 19
    Frank T Wells 18
    Helen E Wells 13
    Edward Yakesh 29

    ; Household Member=Elizabeth Briggs Ely, Household Member=John Russell Wells, Household Member=Lemuel M Wells, Household Member=Thornley Frank Wells, Household Member=Helen Elizabeth Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1930; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Jacob T Wells
    Name: Jacob T Wells
    Home in 1930: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    View Map
    Age: 67
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizebeth B
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jacob T Wells 67
    Elizebeth B Wells 64

    ; Household Member=Elizabeth Briggs Ely

Family: Elizabeth Briggs Ely b. 16 Sep 1866, d. 14 Nov 1951

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Briggs Ely1,2

F, #39155, b. 16 September 1866, d. 14 November 1951
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 6 October 1886; Mrs. Wells (Ely)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Towner Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1900: Township 158, Towner, North Dakota
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: Jul 1861
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Eliabeth B
    Marriage Year: 1886
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 14
    Residence : Cando Town, Towner, North Dakota
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 38
    Eliabeth B Wells 33
    Lemuel Wells 9
    Russel Wells 2/12
    Josaphine McNelly 22
    Anna Harrison 26

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Joe T Wells
    Name: Joe T Wells
    [Job T Wells]
    Age in 1910: 47
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Home in 1910: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joe T Wells 47
    Elizabeth B Wells 42
    Samuel M Wells 19
    John R Wells 10
    Frank C Wells 9
    Helen E Wells 3
    Brack Clifton 17

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Stewert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1920: Stewert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Age: 57 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 33
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 57
    Elizabeth B Wells 54
    John R Wells 19
    Frank T Wells 18
    Helen E Wells 13
    Edward Yakesh 29

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1930; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Jacob T Wells
    Name: Jacob T Wells
    Home in 1930: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    View Map
    Age: 67
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizebeth B
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jacob T Wells 67
    Elizebeth B Wells 64

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells

Family: Jacob Thornley Wells b. 12 Jul 1862, d. 9 Nov 1945

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells1,2

M, #39156, b. 10 June 1807, d. 8 May 1892
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • Birth*: 10 June 1807; New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., West Virginia, USAG1,2
  • Birth: 10 June 1807; Wells Bottom, Marshall Co., Virginia, USAG2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 30 July 1830; Virginia, USA; Bride=Elizabeth Ann Harkness Mc Mahon2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1 January 1854; Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; Bride=Elizabeth J Thornley1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: December 1872; Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; Bride=Catherine W Logan1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 8 May 1892; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LEMUEL M. WELLS This the last will and testament of me, Lemuel M. Wells, of the town of Ashley, County of Pike, and State of Missouri. I give to my wife the homestead, containing eighty five acres. (85) Sub-division one, Survey 1714, Twp Fifty two. (52) Range three (3) West. to have and hold during the term of her natural life and at her death it is to be divided equally between my son Job T. Wells, or his heirs, and Emma J. Wells or her heirs. I give all my Lemuel, was born June 10, 1807 in Bottom, WV. Married January 1, 1854. He dealt in land warrants and laid them on the public domain, which comprised a large portion of the prairie country, Pike county, and added a still larger area of prairie land in Hartford Twp, being perhaps the largest single owner of real estate in Pike county prior to the Civil War. He was the owner of slave labor and drew his revenues from field and meadow. He lead the advance for making provisions for the higher education of youth in the establishment of a college in the midst of the Ashley community, and favored the plan to inaugurate the career of Watson Seminary an educational institution, making a liberal contribution of money and a site for that purpose, in addition to giving his personal effort towards that end, and can, therefore, be mentioned as a prime personal factor in the creation of this historic institution. His belief in the system of slave labor and the profit which accrued to his household by reason of ownership of such chattels arrayed him against the government in its efforts to restore order and put down the rebellion of 1861. He did not get into the conflict of arms, but came into conflict with the strong arm of government by reason of his seditious sentiment and of his irrepressible Confederate spirit. He was placed under arrest on seven different occasions and was imprisoned and order to be executed twice during the war. He was arrested, among other Confederate sympathizers, for a crime committed near Macon, Missouri, which caused the death of one person, and he was one of sixty drawn to be shot. Of the sixty, thirty were chosen, of which he was one, and out of this number, twelve men were drawn who were decreed to pay the penalty, but his name did not come out of the box as one of the twelve, and he was subsequently released. Upon another occasion he was the victim of Federal displeasure, as a prisoner in Gratiot street prison in St. Louis. His importance as a leader among the promoters of rebellious sentiment was recognized by the government and his removal summarily was decided upon. News of this decision reached his wife and she started for Federal headquarters of the Federal military to plead his cause, and, if possible to save his The ''Big Wells'' Family (10-8 continued - Information about Lemuel M. Wells) life. Just the night before he was to have been shot she appeared at the famous old jail with a pardon for her husband, and restored him to his family. He died May 8,1882 in Ashly, MO. personal effects to my wife, my son Job T. and my daughter Emma J. subject to the following conditions and specifications: I give to my brother Dudley Wells One Hundred and Fifty Dollars more or less, the balance due on my note he holds against me. I give to Mrs. Mary Howe Two Hundred Dollars due her for services in raising my daughter Emma J. I give to the heir of Mrs. Lucy Wells One Dollar. I give to Lemuel Wright, my grandson and namesake, One Hundred Dollars to be paid to him when he is twenty one years of age. I give to each of the four daughters of Rachel Reid viz: Annie Wright, Nettie Copenhaver, Ophelia Parsons and Lillie Moore, the sum of Twenty Five Dollars and to her other heirs the sum of One Dollar and to George Johnston the sum of Twenty Five Dollars and to the other heirs of Mrs. Bettie Gillum One dollar. I will that T. J. Elmore's bill of lumber furnished and work done in building the sheep house be paid out of my personal effects. Also the Doctors' bills, the bill of D. M. Bowen, Noah Bells wages for the summer of seven months, at sixteen Dollars per month and my funeral expenses. I give to Mrs. Theodore Purse,, Mrs. John Wright, C. P. Wells & James Wells each the sum of One Dollar. And after paying the above specified sums the remainder to be divided among my wife, Job T. and Emma J. in the proportion of One Thousand Dollars to my wife, One Thousand Dollars to Emma J. and Eight Hundred Dollars to Job T. I request Louis Holiday to act as executor of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this 21st day of April 1892. L. M. Wells (Seal) Witness J.T. Keitherlin J.L. Butler I, Lemuel M. Wells,, add this Codicil to my last will and testament executed and signed the 21st day of April 1892. As follows: I desire my executor to dispose and sell my personal effects, either at private or at public sale at such times as they will realize the greatest returns, to be not later than Oct 20th 1892, in the event of my death preceding that time, consisting of the following property: One Jack and proceeds in possession of J. B. Smith, per contract. One Jack, and one Jennet and her colt in prospect. The ''Big Wells'' Family (10-8 continued - Will of Lemuel M. Wells) About 100 bushels of wheat in bin. About 800 bushels of oats in bin. About 3000 lbs of bacon more or less in smoke house, including nearly 2 bbis of lard. The clip of wool from about 140 or 150 head of sheep. The whole flock of before mentioned sheep. with all the lambs belonging thereto. My horse ''Selim'', my horses ''Bill'' and ''Shiloh.'' All of my cattle, with their increase, consisting of 7 cows, 7 calves and yearlings, One 2 year old heifer, one yearling steer, one white cow belonging to my brother Dudley Wells. One four year old bull. One sow and eight pigs. All my farming implements, including my stacker and mower, one prospective colt from my daughter, Emma J.'s mare, or any other personal property that may be found not mentioned in the foregoing schedule, to be by him, the said executor, distributed according to the provisions of the aforementioned will, with the addition of paying to Clay Wright Thirty Dollars the amount in full due him. I will that all other receipts and incomes arising from the settlement of my estate, to be divided equally between my son Job T. Wells and Emma J. Wells, including the amount due me from Fielden Estes on real estate situated in Ashley and Hartford Twps, County of Pike and State of Missouri, deeded to him to secure the payment of $3200, more or less, described and located as follows: 200 acres of prairie land lying in Hartford Twp. 50 arpents lying west of the old, Tom Kerr, tract, 100 acres more or less lying West and South of the homestead. 96 acres more or less lying Northwest of land now owned by Jeff Calvert. The Northwest portion of the Wilbarger tract, 200 acres more or less, known as the Bonham tract, and a strip of land running from the Hartford and Ashley public road southwest of land now owned by A. D. Riggs containing 10 acres, more or less. In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my hand and seal this 22nd day of April 1892. L.M. Wells (Seal) Witness: J. T. Keitherlin Lewis Holladay1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 11 May 1892; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • Occupation*: real estate and farming Lemuel, was born June 10, 1807 in Bottom, WV. Married January 1, 1854. He dealt in land warrants and laid them on the public domain, which comprised a large portion of the prairie country, Pike county, and added a still larger area of prairie land in Hartford Twp, being perhaps the largest single owner of real estate in Pike county prior to the Civil War. He was the owner of slave labor and drew his revenues from field and meadow. He lead the advance for making provisions for the higher education of youth in the establishment of a college in the midst of the Ashley community, and favored the plan to inaugurate the career of Watson Seminary an educational institution, making a liberal contribution of money and a site for that purpose, in addition to giving his personal effort towards that end, and can, therefore, be mentioned as a prime personal factor in the creation of this historic institution. His belief in the system of slave labor and the profit which accrued to his household by reason of ownership of such chattels arrayed him against the government in its efforts to restore order and put down the rebellion of 1861. He did not get into the conflict of arms, but came into conflict with the strong arm of government by reason of his seditious sentiment and of his irrepressible Confederate spirit. He was placed under arrest on seven different occasions and was imprisoned and order to be executed twice during the war. He was arrested, among other Confederate sympathizers, for a crime committed near Macon, Missouri, which caused the death of one person, and he was one of sixty drawn to be shot. Of the sixty, thirty were chosen, of which he was one, and out of this number, twelve men were drawn who were decreed to pay the penalty, but his name did not come out of the box as one of the twelve, and he was subsequently released. Upon another occasion he was the victim of Federal displeasure, as a prisoner in Gratiot street prison in St. Louis. His importance as a leader among the promoters of rebellious sentiment was recognized by the government and his removal summarily was decided upon. News of this decision reached his wife and she started for Federal headquarters of the Federal military to plead his cause, and, if possible to save his The ''Big Wells'' Family (10-8 continued - Information about Lemuel M. Wells) life. Just the night before he was to have been shot she appeared at the famous old jail with a pardon for her husband, and restored him to his family. He died May 8,1882 in Ashly, MO.1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID101 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1830; Virginia, USAG
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1840 United States Federal Census
    about Lemuel W Wells
    Name: Lemuel W Wells
    County: Pike
    State: Missouri
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 5
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 4
    Total Slaves: 1
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age: 42
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birth Place: Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Ashley, Pike, Missouri
    Family Number: 67
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 42
    Eliza A Wells 36
    Samantha Wells 14
    Rachel Wells 12
    Charles Wells 10
    Lucy Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    Olivia Wells 4
    James Wells 0
    Joseph Mclain 13
    Edson Mclain 10
    Jesse Lovelace 36; Head of Household=Samantha T Wells, Head of Household=Rachel Mcmechen Wells, Head of Household=Charles Prather Wells, Head of Household=Lucy Virginia Wells, Head of Household=Elizabeth Drusilla Wells, Head of Household=Olivia Pauline Wells, Head of Household=James Mc Mechen Wells, Head of Household=Elizabeth Ann Harkness Mc Mahon
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Hartford, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about L M Wells
    Name: L M Wells
    [Lemuel McMechen Wells]
    Age in 1860: 52
    Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Hartford, Pike, Missouri
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Keiths
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    L M Wells 52
    Elizabeth Wells 32
    Lucy Wells 17
    Elizabeth Wells 15
    Eliza Wells 13
    James Wells 11
    Lemuel Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Elizabeth J Thornley, Head of Household=Elizabeth Drusilla Wells, Head of Household=Eliza Wells, Head of Household=Lucy Virginia Wells, Head of Household=James Mc Mechen Wells, Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Hartford, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about L M Wills
    Name: L M Wills
    Birth Year: abt 1807
    Age in 1870: 63
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1870: Hartford, Pike, Missouri
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    L M Wills 63
    Charles P Wills 29
    Francis Wills 26
    Robert Harris 20
    Thomas Loran 32
    David Moore 22
    James Staten 20
    Jennie Well 17
    Job Wills 8; Head of Household=Charles Prather Wells, Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells, Head of Household=Martha Frances Summers
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lemuel Wells
    Name: Lemuel Wells
    Home in 1880: Ashley, Pike, Missouri
    Age: 72
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Kate W. Wells
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lemuel Wells 72
    Kate W. Wells 46
    Jobe Wells 14
    Jinne Wells 15
    Ann Wallace 42
    John Wallace 2
    Butler Wallace 1

    ; Head of Household=Catherine W Logan, Head of Household=Elizabeth Virginia Wells, Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells

Family 1: Elizabeth Ann Harkness Mc Mahon b. 1814, d. 1852

Family 2: Elizabeth J Thornley b. 1826, d. 3 Dec 1865

Family 3: Catherine W Logan b. 1834

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth J Thornley1,2

F, #39157, b. 1826, d. 3 December 1865
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 1 January 1854; Mrs. Wells (Thornley)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Hartford, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about L M Wells
    Name: L M Wells
    [Lemuel McMechen Wells]
    Age in 1860: 52
    Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Hartford, Pike, Missouri
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Keiths
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    L M Wells 52
    Elizabeth Wells 32
    Lucy Wells 17
    Elizabeth Wells 15
    Eliza Wells 13
    James Wells 11
    Lemuel Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells

Family: Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells b. 10 Jun 1807, d. 8 May 1892

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Charles Prather Wells1,2

M, #39158, b. 30 May 1785, d. 3 May 1856
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • Birth*: 30 May 1785; Tyler Co., West Virginia, USAG1,2
  • Birth: 30 May 1785; Brooke Co., West Virginia, USAG2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 9 January 1806; Bride=Rachel Rosanna Nevin Mc Mechen1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 3 May 1856; Marshall Co., West Virginia, USAG; May 1,1856 Will of CHARLES P. WELLS I, Charles P. Wells of the County of Marshall and State of Virginia being in sound mind but of feeble health do make and publish this as being my last will and testament. First - I do will, grant and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel Wells all of the household and kitchen furniture together with the stock and farming implements and utensils now in use upon said premises and owned by me. Also all of my black servants consisting of five. Also all of the railroad stock that I hold in the Cincinnati and Marietta Railroad in the State of Ohio. Also one hundred dollars worth of grain each and every year during her natural life from the proceeds of the Home Farm where I now reside. Also the Home Mansion where I now reside, with stables, barns, gardens and orchards together with all the appurtenances and privileges, rents, etc. that have accrued or may hereafter accrue from the one hundred acres of land attached to the Home Mansion, which is not rented at this time. To have and to hold the same for and during her natural life and at her death I desire that the personal property, or so much thereof as may remain, to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be paid to my-sons Dudley and Lemuel Wells as part of Ten Thousand Dollars to each of them. My five servants, above designated, I desire to divide at the death of my wife between my sons Rolla N. and Charles C. Wells my five servants above designated - or they may sell them to my sons Lemuel and Dudly Wells as further payment upon the above specified sum - but I do not desire them to be sold at public sale. Second- I do hereby will, grant and bequeath to my son Rolla N. Wells sixty five acres of land - more or less - on the north side of my farm: Beginning for the same at the southwest corner of Rolla N. Wells farm on the bank of the Ohio River in the County of Marshall and State of Virginia; thence down the river bank about one hundred and twenty rods to stone; from thence on a line with a post and rail fence direction North 60 degrees East to the County Road; thence up the road to the first run (known as Sugar Camp Run) thence up said run to the Mccolloch line; thence up said line to stone pile; thence along the South line of Rolla N. Wells farm to the place of beginning. To have and to hold the same for himself and his heirs and assigns forever. Third - I will, devise, grant and bequeath to my son Charles C. Wells the following tract or parcel of land lying in the county of, Marshall and State of Virginia, to wit: Beginning for the same at the above described stone on the river bank; thence down the river bank to a stone that stands on a line with a White Ash tree and a Locust on the upper side of the bank of Beaver Run - near the foot of the hill - thence from said stone a northeasterly direction to said Ash tree to said Locust on the bank of Beaver Run; thence up said run to the forks; thence up the main right hand fork of said run to the line or land of Thomas Reynolds, deceased; thence along the land of said Reynolds deceased and Jackson Sims to the southeast corner of Rolla N. Wells land; thence down Sims Run about 140 poles to a Beech tree; from thence South 60 degrees West to a stone pile; thence along the south or town side of land above devised to Rolla N. Wells to the place of beginning. The ''Big Wells'' Family (11-3 continued - Will of Charles P. Wells) Also all of my interest in a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and twenty nine acres lying between the land of John Scott and Charles C. Wells in Marshall County, Virginia. To have and to hold the same for his heirs and assigns forever. Fourth - I will, devise, grant and bequeath to my daughter Rachel Austin all the remaining portions of my land not included in the above bequests that lies in Marshall and Wetzel Counties, Virginia- Fifth - I will, devise and bequeath to my sons Lemuel M. Wells and John D. Wells the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars each to be paid as hereinafter provided. Sixth - I desire that the net proceeds of the rents of the above lands bequeathed by me to Rolla N. Wells, Charles C. Wells and lands Rachel M. Austin, after the payment of taxes and keeping said in good repair, shall be put at interest by my executors annually until it shall amount to a sufficient sum to pay the bequests to my sons Lemuel M. and James D. Wells but I further desire that said Lemuel M. and James D. Wells shall receive the net proceeds of the rents of the lands aforesaid annually provided, that, they, of the rents of the lands aforesaid will pay the interest but not otherwise. Seventh - I desire that my executors shall complete or enter into a written contract with Henry, William and Timothy Yoho for the rent of one hundred and seventy five acres of land - more or less at Five Dollars an acre, for four years commencing March first A.D. 1856. Also with Robert Kirkpatrick for ten acres of land, more or less at the mouth of Proctor Creek, with house, blacksmith shop and tools at Fifty Dollars per year for four years commencing March first A.D. 1856 and at expiration of Kirkpatricks lease I desire the smithing tools to be sold. Eighth - I desire that Charles C. Wells shall sell at a proper time a lot of cattle owned by Charles C, Wells and myself, and pay over my half of the money to Lemuel M. and James D. Wells as a portion of the Ten Thousand Dollars allotted to each one of them. Ninth - I will and bequeath to my wife Rachel Wells my horse Toby, also three colts - now at Charles C. Wells - one of them one year old, the other two, three years old. And to Charles C. Wells I bequeath one colt known as the Morgan Colt. And to Rachel M. Austin, one gray mare called Sue, now with foal, but if she does well and the colt lives, I desire the colt to belong to my estate when it is weaned. Tenth - Whereas I am the executor of the estate of Elizabeth Wells, deceased, which remains in an unsettled condition - if upon the final settlement of said estate there should be money due from me, I desire that each one of my heirs shall pay an equal portion of the same - and do hereby bind them severally and jointly. Eleventh - I desire that all money that I might have on hand at my death - that my executors pay it over in equal portions to my sons Lemuel M. and James D. as a portion of the Ten Thousand Dollars bequeathed to each of them. Twelfth - I do hereby appoint and constitute Rolla N. Wells and Charles C. Wells as the executors of my last will and testament. The above will having been written out at my request and deliberately' read in my presence - I do hereby approve of the same and have hereunto signed my name and fixed my seal this first day of May A.D. 1856. Charles P. Wells Thomas Pollock John W. Jackson Jno. D O'Conner The ''Big Wells'' Family (11-3 continued - Will of Charles P. Wells) Marshall County Court March Term 1857 The last will and testament of Charles P. Wells was this day proved according to law by the oaths of Thomas Pollock, John W. Jackson and D. O'Conner the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And leave is given Rolla Wells and Charles C. Wells, the persons named as Executors of said will, to qualify at the next term. A copy teste- E.W. Caldwell, Clerk1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 4 May 1856; Marshall Co., West Virginia, USAG1,2

Family: Rachel Rosanna Nevin Mc Mechen b. 1 Jan 1781, d. 13 Apr 1863

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rachel Rosanna Nevin Mc Mechen1,2

F, #39159, b. 1 January 1781, d. 13 April 1863
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 9 January 1806; Mrs. Wells (Mc Mechen)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Marshall Co., Virginia, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles P Wells
    Name: Charles P Wells
    Age: 65
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1785
    Birth Place: Virginia
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 33, Marshall, Virginia
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles P Wells 65
    Rachel Wells 69
    Charles C Wells 30
    Haymond Wells 15; Head of Household=Charles Prather Wells

Family: Charles Prather Wells b. 30 May 1785, d. 3 May 1856

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.

Charles Wells1,2

M, #39160, b. 6 April 1745, d. 16 April 1815
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • Birth*: 6 April 1745; Baltimore Co., Maryland, USAG; Information on Charles Wells Charles Wells (1745-1815) The first settler in the Sisterville area, he came there about 1802 from Maryland. In 1800 he had surveyed a 200 acre tract on the Ohio River at ''Long Reach'', a 20 mile stretch of the Ohio River near Sisterville. Around 1802, he took his family and possessions and floated down the Ohio River on a flatboat from Wellsburg, to land one mile below the present site of Sisterville. Wells represented northwestern Virginia in the State Legislature for eight years between 1789 and 1810. He told of many Indian raids in correspondence with the Governor of Virginia. Wells had established a horse mill at his new home, and rented rooms in his log house for a store and merchant's shop. Gradually, others arrived, and ''Wells Landing'' or ''Ziggletown'' as it was once called, became a small community. Wells owned the high bottom lands of Sisterville, as well as other lands up and down the river. In 1813 he acquired 400 acres of land on which Sisterville's central business area is located. Tyler County was organized in 1814 and the first county court was held at Wells' home in 1815. Twice married, Wells had ten children by his first wife, Mical Owings, (1745-1783), and at least nine by his second wife, Elizabeth Prather (1765-1845). The ninth child born to his second marriage was in 1797, was named Twenty Wells. [Source: The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia - Volume 22 - pg. 4920-4921 found in the Deland Library, Deland, FL.] More information on Charles Wells and Sisterville, West Virginia In Tyler County, West Virginia the name of the town of Sisterville was derived from the fact that the land on which the little settlement stands was originally owned by two sisters. They were Delilah and Sarah Wells, daughters of Charles Wells. Charles Wells (1745-1815), who was twice married, was a native of Maryland. When he was twenty he married Rachel Owings, a Maryland girl, on December 20, 1764. In 1775, Charles and Rachel migrated to present day Brooke County, West Virginia. In the brief married life of the couple, Rachel presented her husband with 10 children. After her passing, Charles Wells married again. His second wife was Elizabeth Prather, whom Wells married on July 24, 1784. By Elizabeth, Wells had a dozen more children, making him a family of 22 sons and daughters. Sarah and Delilah were Charles Wells' 18th and 19th children. Sarah married John McCoy a year or two following her father's death in 1815 and Delilah married Robert Grier about the time her father passed away. The 20th child was named Thankful. His 21st was named Plenty. His last, the 22nd, was given the name of Betsy. Two of Charles Wells' grandsons were Barney and Ephraim Wells. For eight years, (four terms) during the period of 1789 to 1810, Charles Wells represented northwestern Virginia in the state's legislative halls. When Wells died he was laid to rest in the old cemetery on the southern approach to Sisterville. It was 150 years ago this year that he died. NOTE: Tyler County is one of West Virginia's oldest counties, having been formed on December 3, 1814, a hear before Wells death. The county was formed under an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia that chipped off part of Ohio County. On Groundhog Day, 1839, Sisterville was incorporated as a town. It is the only town in our 50 states that bears this name. [Source: - Genealogical Magazine of Maryland in 1965 and also on the internet - - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genbel/wells/wellscharles.jpg] More information on Charles Wells Charles and his younger brother, Absalom, made an exploratory trip to Ohio County in Western Virginia prior to 1777 and returned home bent on moving there. In March of 1777 Charles purchased 1075 acres of land from George McColloch on a head branch of Buffalo Creek on the Virginia side of the state line. He returned home and sold hid Maryland property to his father and, with his wife and seven children, moved to their new home on the frontier. The ''Big Wells'' Family (12-1 Information about Charles Wells continued) A year after Michal died he married Elizabeth Prather. Her father had acquired much land on the Ohio River and became the proprietor of Charlestown, which was later named Wellsburg after his daughter's husband. Charles holdings increased to 5000 acres. He was elected to represent Ohio County in the Virginia General Assembly from 1792 to 1798. Charles moved from Charlestown, Brooke County, by flatboat, to a new home on ''Long Reach'' in Ohio County in 1805 or 1806. (That part of the county became Tyler County.) On December 27, 1816 the Virginia legislature passed an Act changing the name of Charlestown to Wellsburg. It was renamed in honor of Charles Wells who married Elizabeth Prather, the only daughter of Charles Prather. (Virginia already contained a city named Charleston.) [source: The Wells Chronicles; Oct.-Dec. 1989. ''The Big Wells Family'' by W.A.Wells]1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage License: 24 December 1764; Bride=Michal Owings3,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 27 December 1764; Baltimore Co., Maryland, USAG; Bride=Michal Owings2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 24 July 1784; Brooke Co., West Virginia, USAG; Bride=Elizabeth Prather1,2
  • Death: 16 April 1815; Sistersville, Tyler Co., West Virginia, USAG; Charles Wells, born 06 Apr 1745 son of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, married 27 Dec 1764 Michal Owings who died on 17 May 1783, two months after the birth of her 10th child. He then married 24 Jul 1784 Elizabeth Prather, daughter of Charles Prather and Ruth Tannehill. They had 12 children making a total of 22 for Charles.

    Charles died April 16,1815 in Balore County, MD.

    Sarah and Delilah Wells Grier laid out the town on the land which they had inherited. Sistersville hence got its name from the seventeenth and eighteenth children of Charles Wells. The town was incorporated Feb. 2, 1839, under the name Sistersville and in 1845, the municipal government was established.
  • (Deceased) Death*: 16 April 1815; Balore Co., Maryland, USAG; Will of Charles Wells Tyler Co., W.VA. Will Book 1, p. 8 Dec. 13, 1814 IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN - I, Charles Wells of Tyler County in the state of Virginia do hereby make this my Last Will and Testament in form, and manner following to wit - After my decease and the payment of all my just debts and funeral charges I do desire the following. I do also leave to my said wife Elizabeth the Mansion House in which we now live with the farm thereto annexed (to wit)- Beginning at the mouth of Wittens Run, thence with the wagon road leading to the Jug Handle Mill to the upper corner of the Tanyard lot, thence with the Run to the back line, thence with the lines of the Survey that includes said farm to the beginning; with all and singular the appurtenance thereunto belonging; with the rents, issues, and profits thereof, during her continuance of Widowhood as aforesaid. Item 2. To my son Charles P. Wells he being already provided for, it is my will that he have nothing of my estate either real or personal, except whatever after my decease my said wife may gratuitously give him out of the part entrusted to her disposal. Item 3. To my son Nicholas Wells, he being already provided for, it is my will that he have nothing more of my estate either real or personal except whatever after my decease my said wife may gratuitously give him of the part entrusted to her disposal. Item 4. To my son Peregrine Wells I bequeath the two Tracts of Land I purchased from John and Ezekiel Clemons lying on the Long Reach; one adjoining the lands of William Johnson and Thomas Cochran, and the other the Lands of William Johnson and others, said to contain in all Six Hundred and Twenty-eight acres; to the said Peregrine Wells and his heirs or his assigns forever. Item 5. To my son Eli Wells I give and bequeath my Mansion House and Farm upon which I now live and with which I have endowed my well beloved wife Elizabeth during her continuing my widow, to be after her decease or intermarriage, the sole property of my said son Eli: also that certain tract or parcel of land lying in the Ohio River and in the aforesaid County of Tyler, and known by and distinguished by the name of Pursley's Island; and supposed to contain Thirty acres; to the said Eli Wells and his heirs or assigns forever. Item 6. To my grandson Charles Wells, son of my son Joshua Wells deceased, I give and bequeath all that tract of land upon which Nancy Wells widow of my said son Joshua formerly did live said to contain Two Hundred Acres; to the said Charles Wells and his heirs and assigns forever; on his paying to his sister Eliza Wells Five Hundred Dollars. And should the said Charles die without an heir; then and in that case the land to be divided equally among my first wife's children, namely Rebecca Miller The ''Big Wells'' Family (12-1 Will of Charles Wells continued continued) Benedict Wells, Temperance Talbot, Absalom Wells, Mary Owings and Elizabeth Weakley: to them and their heirs forever; by their paying the above named Eliza Wells, daughter of the said Joshua Wells deceased, Five Hundred Dollars. Item 7. To my daughter Elizabeth Weakley I do bequeath Three Hundred Dollars to be paid by my executors hereinafter to be named. Item 8. To my daughter Ruth Birckhead I give and bequeath One Thousand Acres of Land on Sugartree Creek, a branch of Middle Island Creek, adjoining land of Benjamin Lawrence, Richard Owings and others, beginning at a Sugar Tree in the forks of said Creek; and Two Hundred Dollars to be paid by my Executor hereafter to be named; to be hers and her heirs or assigns forever. Item. 9. To my daughter Sarah Wells I give and bequeath a part of the tract of land I purchased from James Caldwell; beginning at the mouth of Whittens Run and running with the wagon road now leading to the Jug Handle Mill to the upper end of the Tanyard Lot, thence up the Run to the back line, thence with said line so far that a due west line come to the corner of the fence as it now stands that divides Simon Seamons and Lemual Scott lots; thence with the meanders of said fence to the River bank; thence with said river bank to the place of beginning be the same more or less; to her and her assigns forever. Also one half of a Tract of Land I located the 9th of May last in Ohio County Land Office, adjoining lands of the heirs-of John Williamson deceased; containing Four Hundred Acres; to her and her heirs or assigns forever. Item 10. To my daughter Delilah Wells I give and bequeath all the residue or upper part of the aforesaid tract of Land purchased from James Caldwell whereon Samuel Scott now lives: also the one half of the aforesaid Tract I located the 9th of May last; to be divided by a straight line from the River bank between her and her sister Sarah, and her to have the lower part adjoining her other land. The two Tracts to be hers and her heirs or assigns forever. Item 11. To my daughter Katy Adams Wells I give and bequeath all that Tract of Land I purchased from John Rolf, adjoining land of Joshua Howard, Thomas Jones and others, said to contain Five Hundred and Sixty-five Acres more or less; also Five Hundred Dollars to be paid by my executors, to her and her heirs and assigns forever. Item 12. To my daughter Betsy Prather Wells I give and bequeath all that Tract of Land I purchased from Jeremiah Clemons adjoining Lands of Nicholas Wells and Thomas Cochran, said to contain Three Hundred and Fourteen Acres; to her and her heirs and assigns forever. Item 13. To my granddaughter, Ruth Wells, daughter of Nicholas and Rachel Wells I will and bequeath that she have at the time of her marriage or attaining the age of twenty-one years, One Horse and Saddle to be valued to One Hundred Dollars; and One Hundred Dollars in cash to be paid by my executors. Item 14. To my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereafter to be named, I will and bequeath One Hundred Dollars to each of them. Item 15. To my children of my first wife hereafter to be named (to wit) Rebecca Miller, Temperance Talbot, Benedict Wells, Absalom Wells and Mary Owings, I consider that they have already received an equivalent portion of my estate either real or personal. Item 16. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Charles P. Wells and Nicholas Wells my sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament. And I do hereby revoke and disannul all others by me heretofore made. The ''Big Wells'' Family (12-1 Will of Charles Wells continued) In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of December Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen. (1814) Charles Wells Witnessed by- John Whitten George Sturgeon Jerh Williams Probated May term 1815. Recorded in Tyler Co. Court May term 1815. [The above will of Charles Wells was found on the ''Web'' at http://anglefire.com/fl/thewells/cwwill.html on 01/11/2003]1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 16 April 1815; Sisterville, Tyler Co., West Virginia, USAG; Birth: Apr. 6, 1745
    Maryland, USA
    Death: Apr. 16, 1815
    Sistersville
    Tyler County
    West Virginia, USA

    Charles Wells, born 06 Apr 1745 son of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, married 27 Dec 1764 Michal Owings who died on 17 May 1783, two months after the birth of her 10th child. He then married 24 Jul 1784 Elizabeth Prather, daughter of Charles Prather and Ruth Tannehill. They had 12 children making a total of 22 for Charles.

    Charles died April 16,1815 in Balore County, MD.

    Sarah and Delilah Wells Grier laid out the town on the land which they had inherited. Sistersville hence got its name from the seventeenth and eighteenth children of Charles Wells. The town was incorporated Feb. 2, 1839, under the name Sistersville and in 1845, the municipal government was established.

    Family links:
    Children:
    Temperance Wells Talbott (1762 - 1830)*
    Ruth P Brickhead (1787 - 1865)*
    Nicholas Wells (1787 - 1877)*
    Peregrine F. Wells (1789 - 1878)*
    Sarah Wells McCoy (1794 - 1887)*
    Delilah Wells Grier (1795 - 1829)*
    Catherine Adams Wells Russell (1800 - 1824)*
    Elizabeth Prather Wells Russell (1802 - 1873)*

    *Point here for explanation


    Burial:
    Wells Family Cemetery
    Sistersville
    Tyler County
    West Virginia, USA





    Burial:
    Long Reach Cemetery
    Sistersville
    Tyler County
    West Virginia, USA
    Plot:
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: rwells 1938 @ gmail.com; Researcher=_ID074 _Researcher2,3
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • NSDAR: 1776; Virginia, USAG; Type: NSDAR 1776 04,5
  • Milit-Beg: 1776; Virginia, USAG; 17765
  • Milit-End: between 1812 and 1814; West Virginia, USA; NSUSD1812# 11970, Vol 64, Justice of Peace 1788-88; US Representative from NW VA 1789-18106
  • Milit-End: between 1812 and 1814; West Virginia, USA; NSUSD1812# 11978, Vol 64, Justice of Peace 1788-88; US Representative from NW VA 1789-18106
  • Milit-End: between 1812 and 1814; West Virginia, USA; NSUSD1812# 11973, Vol 64, Justice of Peace 1788-88; US Representative from NW VA 1789-18106
  • Milit-End: between 1812 and 1814; West Virginia, USA; NSUSD1812# 14322, Vol 77, Justice of Peace 1788-88; US Representative from NW VA 1789-18106
  • Milit-End: between 1812 and 1814; West Virginia, USA; NSUSD1812# 11983, Vol 64, Justice of Peace 1788-88; US Representative from NW VA 1789-18106
  • (Deceased) Will Date*: 30 December 1814; From the Will of Charles Wells, dated Dec 30 1814:
    "Item 6. To my grandson Charles Wells, son of my son Joshua Wells deceased, I give and bequeath all
    that tract of land upon which Nancy Wells widow of my said son Joshua formerly did live said to contain Two Hundred Acres; to the said Charles Wells and his heirs and assigns forever; on his paying to his sister Eliza Wells Five Hundred Dollars. And should the said Charles die without an heir; then and in that case the land to be divided equally among my first wife's children, namely Rebecca Miller, Benedict Wells, Temperance Talbot, Absalom Wells, Mary Owings and Elizabeth Weakley: to them and their heirs forever; by their paying the above named Eliza Wells, daughter of the said Joshua Wells deceased, Five Hundred Dollars.
    ...
    Item 15. To my children of my first wife hereafter to be named (to wit) Rebecca Miller, Temperance Talbot, Bendict Wells, Absalom Wells and Mary Owings, I consider that they have already received an equivalent portion of my estate either real or personal."

Family 1: Michal Owings b. 12 Feb 1744/45, d. 17 May 1783

Family 2: Elizabeth Prather b. 1 Jul 1765, d. 20 Apr 1845

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Roger Wayne Wells, 1786 Bellcastle Road, Lexington, KY 40505-2708, 859-299-4483 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID074_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:06:37.,_ID074 _Researcher.
  4. Unknown author, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Patriot Index,Subject: Military - American Revolution, Film: http://www.nsdar.org.
  5. Unknown author, Members.
  6. Unknown author, National Society of Daughters of War of 1812.

Elizabeth Prather1,2

F, #39161, b. 1 July 1765, d. 20 April 1845
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • Birth*: 1 July 1765; Frederick Co., Maryland, USAG2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 24 July 1784; Brooke Co., West Virginia, USAG; Groom=Charles Wells1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 20 April 1845; Sisterville, Tyler Co., West Virginia, USAG; Last Will and Testament of: Elizabeth Prather WELLS Tyler Co Will Book 1B, page 15, Probated Spring Term 1845 IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Elizabeth Wells of Tyler Co State of Virginia considering the uncertainty of human life do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former will by me made or attempted to be made. 1st. I desire that my funeral expenses and all other just debts be first paid. 2nd. I will and bequeath unto my son Charles P. Wells the sum of One Thousand Dollars, provided however that he will except the Same, but in case he will not except then in that case it is my desire that the said Sum of One Thousand Dollars be divided equally among my grandchildren, Children of the said Charles P Wells. 3rd. I will and bequeath unto my son Nicholas Wells the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars in addition to what he has already received. 4th. I will and bequeath unto my son Perrygrine Wells the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in addition to what he has already received. I also desire that my executors hereinafter named do collect all my just claims against the said Perrygrine Wells and after the payment of the above legacy do distribute the proceeds of said claims equally among my three grandchildren of the said Perrgrine Wells, namely Elizabeth, Charles V. and Charlotte Wells. 5th. My son Eli Wells having received all I intend for him I therefore will nothing more to my said son Eli. 6th. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Ruth Birckhead, wife of Abraham Birckhead the sum of Five Hundred Dollars in addition to what she has already received. I desire that my executors do not pay said legacy to my said daughter Ruth for at least five years after my decease unless she should become a widow before. 7th. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah McCoy the Sum of One Thousand Dollars. 8th. I will and bequeath unto my daughter Delilah Grier, wife of Robert Grier, the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars. 9th. I will and bequeath unto Caty Adams Russell's four children (she the said Caty being dead) the Sum of Two Hundred and Six Dollars to be divided in the manner following: To Charles W. Russell the Sum of One Dollar, To Joseph Thornton Russell the Sum of One Hundred and Two Dollars, to Mary Ann Corbitt the Sum of One Hundred and Two Dollars, to Samuel Russell the Sum of One Dollar. The ''Big Wells'' Family (12-1 Will of Elizabeth (Prather) Wells continued) 10th. I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Betsy Russell wife of Wm Russell the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Dollars. 11th. It is my will and desire that all my houses and lots in the Town of Sistersville in said county of Tyler be by my executors hereinafter named sold as soon as convenient after my decease for the best price that that can be had for the same and after payment of the above legacies I devise and bequest the residue of property to my above named four daughters to be equally divided between them, share and share alike. 12th. It is my will and I hereby bequeath to my said four daughters all my household and kitchen furniture, bedding and wearing apparel, plate and all other articles of personal property to be equally divided between them, said division to be made by themselves and in case they can not agree upon said division then it is my desire that Charles P. Wells one of my executors hereafter named divide the same. 13th. It is my will that in case any one or more of the above named legatees should die before the receipt of their respective legacies then and in that case the children of such legatee shall take the share of such legatee so deceased share and share alike. 14th. It is my will and desire that my executors do not bring suit against such of my debtors as I now hold deeds of Trust against for one year after my decease. 15th. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Charles P. Wells and my son in law Robert Grier executors of this my last Will and Testament each to receive Fifty Dollars for such service. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 5th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four. ELIZABETH WELLS (her mark) Witnesses: Rolla N. Wells, Horatio I. McClean, Richard Talbott, Joseph C. McMahon This will was submitted by James ''Jim'' McCoy, descendant of Sarah Wells McCoy, Wife of John McCoy. Sarah Wells was born Feb. 20, 1794 and died Dec. 14, 1887 in Sistersville. Sarah Wells was the daughter of Charles Wells and Elizabeth Prather Wells. You may want to refer to the Well's Cemetery information located elsewhere in this Tyler County Genealogy site. [Found on the internet ''Google.com'' looking for Elizabeth Prather Wells]1,2

Family: Charles Wells b. 6 Apr 1745, d. 16 Apr 1815

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lee Alyea1,2

M, #39162, b. 1896, d. 20 October 1932
  • Reference: W999 ID067

Family: Ethel Elizabeth Custer b. 2 Jan 1901, d. 14 Mar 1985

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Margarat Mc Lane1,2

F, #39163, b. 1681
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • Name Variation: Margaret Mac Claine2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 1700; Mrs. Wells (Mc Lane)

Family: John Wells b. c 1675, d. 1721

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Mary Wells1,2

F, #39164, b. 1855
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells1,2

M, #39165, b. 1858, d. before 1870
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Hartford, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about L M Wells
    Name: L M Wells
    [Lemuel McMechen Wells]
    Age in 1860: 52
    Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Hartford, Pike, Missouri
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Keiths
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    L M Wells 52
    Elizabeth Wells 32
    Lucy Wells 17
    Elizabeth Wells 15
    Eliza Wells 13
    James Wells 11
    Lemuel Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John Wells1,2

M, #39166, b. 1860
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Virginia Wells1,2

F, #39167, b. 10 September 1864, d. 1902
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lemuel Wells
    Name: Lemuel Wells
    Home in 1880: Ashley, Pike, Missouri
    Age: 72
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Kate W. Wells
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lemuel Wells 72
    Kate W. Wells 46
    Jobe Wells 14
    Jinne Wells 15
    Ann Wallace 42
    John Wallace 2
    Butler Wallace 1

    ; Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1885; Mrs. Hetherlin (Wells)

Family: Thomas Guy Hetherlin d. 1923

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Catherine W Logan1,2

F, #39168, b. 1834
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: December 1872; Mrs. Wells (Logan)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Ashley, Pike Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lemuel Wells
    Name: Lemuel Wells
    Home in 1880: Ashley, Pike, Missouri
    Age: 72
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Kate W. Wells
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lemuel Wells 72
    Kate W. Wells 46
    Jobe Wells 14
    Jinne Wells 15
    Ann Wallace 42
    John Wallace 2
    Butler Wallace 1

    ; Head of Household=Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells

Family: Lemuel Mc Mechen Wells b. 10 Jun 1807, d. 8 May 1892

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Fred Ely Wells1,2

M, #39169, b. 15 October 1894, d. 29 November 1898
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John Russell Wells1,2

M, #39170, b. 5 March 1900, d. 26 July 1980
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Towner Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1900: Township 158, Towner, North Dakota
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: Jul 1861
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Eliabeth B
    Marriage Year: 1886
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 14
    Residence : Cando Town, Towner, North Dakota
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 38
    Eliabeth B Wells 33
    Lemuel Wells 9
    Russel Wells 2/12
    Josaphine McNelly 22
    Anna Harrison 26

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Joe T Wells
    Name: Joe T Wells
    [Job T Wells]
    Age in 1910: 47
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Home in 1910: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joe T Wells 47
    Elizabeth B Wells 42
    Samuel M Wells 19
    John R Wells 10
    Frank C Wells 9
    Helen E Wells 3
    Brack Clifton 17

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Stewert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1920: Stewert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Age: 57 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 33
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 57
    Elizabeth B Wells 54
    John R Wells 19
    Frank T Wells 18
    Helen E Wells 13
    Edward Yakesh 29

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells

Family: Ada Naismith b. 14 Feb 1903, d. 3 Oct 1997

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Helen Elizabeth Wells1,2

F, #39171, b. 2 June 1906, d. 28 May 1967
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Seivert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Joe T Wells
    Name: Joe T Wells
    [Job T Wells]
    Age in 1910: 47
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Home in 1910: Seivert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joe T Wells 47
    Elizabeth B Wells 42
    Samuel M Wells 19
    John R Wells 10
    Frank C Wells 9
    Helen E Wells 3
    Brack Clifton 17

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Stewert, Cavalier Co., North Dakota, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Job T Wells
    Name: Job T Wells
    Home in 1920: Stewert, Cavalier, North Dakota
    Age: 57 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: Missouri
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth B
    Father's Birth Place: West Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 33
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Job T Wells 57
    Elizabeth B Wells 54
    John R Wells 19
    Frank T Wells 18
    Helen E Wells 13
    Edward Yakesh 29

    ; Head of Household=Jacob Thornley Wells
  • Married Name: 20 June 1925; Mrs. Wyke (Wells)
  • Married Name: 1940; Mrs. Poston (Wells)

Family 1: Ervin Wyke b. c 1906

Family 2: Sam Poston b. bt 1895 - 1905

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rolla Nivens Wells1

M, #39172, b. 10 June 1807, d. 8 July 1871
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Family 1: Mary Hoskinson b. 1810, d. 9 Mar 1895

Family 2: Mary M Riggs b. c 1810

Family 3: Drucilla Bukey Mc Mahon b. 25 Nov 1815

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.

Ada Naismith1,2

F, #39173, b. 14 February 1903, d. 3 October 1997
  • Reference: W999 ID067
  • Birth*: 14 February 1903; North Dakota, USAG; Searles?1,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1926; Groom=John Russell Wells1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 3 October 1997; Northwood, Grand Forks Co., North Dakota, USAG1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 3 October 1997; Starkweather, Ramsey Co., North Dakota, USAG; Ada lived in a nursing home in Northwood ND at the time of her death. Betty Wells Evans found out of the death of her adopted Mother through the newspaper and she called us. Jack & Kim Wells were named in the will to received various household items from the Wells family and some funds, if any are left in the accounts. Chuck and Betty were each left $1. Donald Naismith is to be the representative of the will.1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • Married Name: 1926; Mrs. Wells (Naismith)

Family: John Russell Wells b. 5 Mar 1900, d. 26 Jul 1980

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ervin Wyke1

M, #39174, b. circa 1906
  • Reference: W999 ID067

Family: Helen Elizabeth Wells b. 2 Jun 1906, d. 28 May 1967

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.

Sam Poston1,2

M, #39175, b. between 1895 and 1905
  • Reference: W999 ID067

Family: Helen Elizabeth Wells b. 2 Jun 1906, d. 28 May 1967

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Amon Wells1,2

M, #39176, b. 24 March 1762, d. 27 June 1829
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1820; Bensalem, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USAG; 1820 United States Federal Census
    View 1820 United States Federal Census

    View blank form

    Report issue

    Name:      Amon Wells
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):      Bensalem, Bucks, Pennsylvania
    Enumeration Date:      August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:      6
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:      1
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:      1
    Free White Persons - Under 16:      7
    Free White Persons - Over 25:      2
    Total Free White Persons:      9
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:      9

Family:

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. The Wells Chronicles,Wells Family Research Association, Vol 3, No 1, p 213.

Sarah Wells1,2

F, #39177, b. 1758, d. after 1798
  • Reference: W009 ID067
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: thornley_AT_wells.org; Researcher=_ID067 _Researcher2,1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID395 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1777; Mrs. Walters (Wells)
  • Note*: before 26 November 1794; Information on Sarah Wells
    ''They chose not to move to the Ohio Valley with her family. When her father wrote his will on 26 November 1794, he included her in his final bequest. She died thereafter, but the date is not known''. [Source: The Wells Chronicles'' Jan.-Mar. 1990, ''The Big Wells'' by W. A. Wells]

Family: Phillip Walters b. 1755

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rebecca Wells1,2

F, #39178, b. 19 October 1765, d. 28 August 1794
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Family: James Miller b. 1761

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Roger Wayne Wells, 1786 Bellcastle Road, Lexington, KY 40505-2708, 859-299-4483 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID074_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:06:37.,_ID074 _Researcher.

Joshua Wells1,2

M, #39179, b. 7 November 1767, d. 28 August 1794
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Family: Nancy _____ b. c 1771, d. a Dec 1814

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Roger Wayne Wells, 1786 Bellcastle Road, Lexington, KY 40505-2708, 859-299-4483 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID074_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:06:37.,_ID074 _Researcher.

Temperance Wells1,2

F, #39180, b. 1 September 1769, d. 23 September 1830
  • Reference: W009 ID074
  • Birth: 1 September 1762; Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USAG3
  • Birth: 1 September 1767; Baltimore Co., Maryland, USAG4,5
  • Birth*: 1 September 1769; Baltimore Co., Maryland, USAG5
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1787; Baltimore Co., Maryland, USAG; Groom=Nathaniel Wells2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 20 January 1790; Groom=Richard Talbott6,2
  • Burial: 23 September 1830; New Matamoras, Washington Co., Ohio, USAG; aka: TALBOT, TOLBOT
    Birth year also shown as 1769

    Dau of Charles Wells and Michal Owings, who had 10 children. After Michal's death Charles remarried and had 12 more children, for a total of 22 children, who were often referred to as "of the 22".

    m1: Nathaniel Wells
    m2: Richard Talbot/Tolbot/Talbott Jan 20 1790

    Note: Temperance and some of her children are entered in this cemetery as "Talbott"; however her husband, Richard, is entered as "Talbot".

    Temperance had nine siblings: Rebecca, Joshua, Benedict, Absolom, Mary, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Michael, unknown;
    and 12 half-siblings: Charles Prather, Nicholas, Ruth, Peregrine, Achsah Narcissa, Infant, Sarah, Delilah, Eli, Twenty, Catherine, Elizabeth.

    From the Will of her father, Charles Wells, dated Dec 30 1814:
    "Item 6. To my grandson Charles Wells, son of my son Joshua Wells deceased, I give and bequeath all
    that tract of land upon which Nancy Wells widow of my said son Joshua formerly did live said to contain Two Hundred Acres; to the said Charles Wells and his heirs and assigns forever; on his paying to his sister Eliza Wells Five Hundred Dollars. And should the said Charles die without an heir; then and in that case the land to be divided equally among my first wife's children, namely Rebecca Miller, Benedict Wells, Temperance Talbot, Absalom Wells, Mary Owings and Elizabeth Weakley: to them and their heirs forever; by their paying the above named Eliza Wells, daughter of the said Joshua Wells deceased, Five Hundred Dollars.
    ...
    Item 15. To my children of my first wife hereafter to be named (to wit) Rebecca Miller, Temperance Talbot, Bendict Wells, Absalom Wells and Mary Owings, I consider that they have already received an equivalent portion of my estate either real or personal."
  • (Deceased) Death*: 23 September 1830; Jackson Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio, USAG5
  • (Witness) Burial*: 23 September 1830; New Matamoras, Washington Co., Ohio, USAG; Birth: Sep. 1, 1762
    Baltimore City
    Maryland, USA
    Death: Sep. 23, 1830
    Ohio, USA

    aka: TALBOT, TOLBOT
    Birth year also shown as 1769

    Dau of Charles Wells and Michal Owings

    Charles had 22 children, who were often referred to as "of the 22".

    m1: Nathaniel Wells
    m2: Richard Tolbot/Talbott Jan 20 1790

    Note: Temperance and some of her children are entered in this cemetery as "Talbott"; however her husband, Richard, is entered as "Tolbot".

    Temperance had nine siblings: Rebecca, Joshua, Benedict, Absolom, Mary, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Michael, unknown;
    and 12 half-siblings: Charles Prather, Nicholas, Ruth, Peregrine, Achsah Narcissa, Infant, Sarah, Delilah, Eli, Twenty, Catherine, Elizabeth.


    From the Will of her father, Charles Wells, dated Dec 30 1814:
    "Item 6. To my grandson Charles Wells, son of my son Joshua Wells deceased, I give and bequeath all
    that tract of land upon which Nancy Wells widow of my said son Joshua formerly did live said to contain Two Hundred Acres; to the said Charles Wells and his heirs and assigns forever; on his paying to his sister Eliza Wells Five Hundred Dollars. And should the said Charles die without an heir; then and in that case the land to be divided equally among my first wife's children, namely Rebecca Miller, Benedict Wells, Temperance Talbot, Absalom Wells, Mary Owings and Elizabeth Weakley: to them and their heirs forever; by their paying the above named Eliza Wells, daughter of the said Joshua Wells deceased, Five Hundred Dollars.
    ...
    Item 15. To my children of my first wife hereafter to be named (to wit) Rebecca Miller, Temperance Talbot, Bendict Wells, Absalom Wells and Mary Owings, I consider that they have already received an equivalent portion of my estate either real or personal."

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Charles Wells (1745 - 1815)

    Spouse:
    Richard Talbott (1753 - 1821)


    Burial:
    Carson Cemetery
    New Matamoras
    Washington County
    Ohio, USA7,5

Family 1: Nathaniel Wells b. 1 Apr 1761, d. 1789

Family 2: Richard Talbott b. 25 Dec 1753, d. 21 Dec 1821

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.
  4. Patrick N. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSXID055~1.GED and imported on 06/30/2008 at 17:37:37.
  5. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  6. Family Archives,Broderbund Software, Vol. 4, #3857.
  7. Family Research in Monroe County, OH,C F Fedorchak, Vol 1, p 286 Temperance is buried in the same cemetery with Richard..
  8. Roger Wayne Wells, 1786 Bellcastle Road, Lexington, KY 40505-2708, 859-299-4483 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID074_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:06:37.,_ID074 _Researcher.
  9. Patrick N. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSXID055~1.GED and imported on 06/30/2008 at 17:37:37.,_ID055 _Researcher.

Absalom Wells1,2

M, #39181, b. 3 October 1774, d. 13 November 1856
  • Reference: W009 ID067

Family: Helen Owings b. 3 Dec 1778, d. 1870

Citations

  1. Jack T. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID067_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:05:22.,_ID067 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Marriage Records,Broderbund Automated Archives, CD 004, Mary land, Virginia and North Carolina Wells, Absolom; Owings, Hellen, 28 Jan 1798.
  4. Roger Wayne Wells, 1786 Bellcastle Road, Lexington, KY 40505-2708, 859-299-4483 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID074_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 03:06:37.,_ID074 _Researcher.