Pearl Soice1

F, #46590, b. 1896
  • Reference: W999 ID064
  • Married Name: circa 1915; Mrs. Wells (Soice)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Franklin, Edwards Co., Kansas, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Home in 1920: Franklin, Edwards, Kansas
    Age: 27 years
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Pearl
    Father's Birth Place: United States of America
    Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 904
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 27
    Pearl Wells 24
    Ella Marie Wells 1 7/12

    ; Head of Household=George F Wells

Family: George F Wells b. Nov 1892, d. 20 Mar 1978

Citations

  1. Per 1920 census.
  2. Nancy Carolyn Wright, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1CID064~1.GED and imported on 06/22/2008 at 17:58:18.,_ID064 _Researcher.
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

William Powell

M, #46591, b. circa 1670
  • Reference: W999 ID782
  • Birth*: circa 1670
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1699; Bride=Elizabeth Way
  • (Witness) Will Inv: 13 June 1698; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG;
    Page 11o-11.
    Wells, Joseph, Hartford. Invt. £342-08-00. Taken 13 June, 1698, by Thomas Hooker, Ciprian Nicholls and Edw. Allyn. Children : One daughter, one year and 5 months old.
    Court Record, Page 82 — 2 March, 1698-9: Adms. to Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, Widow.

    Page 46— (Vol. XIV) 19 July, 1744: William Powell of Hartford in Right of his wife Elizabeth Welles alias Powell deceased, daughter and heir of Joseph Welles late of Hartford decd, now moved to this Court that the thirds of her Dowry in the Real Estate of the sd. Deceased may be set out to Elizabeth Welles, Widow of Joseph Welles decd, Whereupon this Court appoint Thomas Richards, Capt. Joseph Cook & Mr. Thomas Hooker of Hartford to set out to Elizabeth Wells, Widow, 1-3 part of the Houseing and Lands for her Improvement during life.; Deceased=Joseph Welles
  • (Witness) Will Inv: 19 July 1744; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG;
    Page 46— (Vol. XIV) 19 July, 1744: William Powell of Hartford in Right of his wife Elizabeth Welles alias Powell deceased, daughter and heir of Joseph Welles late of Hartford decd, now moved to this Court that the thirds of her Dowry in the Real Estate of the sd. Deceased may be set out to Elizabeth Welles, Widow of Joseph Welles decd, Whereupon this Court appoint Thomas Richards, Capt. Joseph Cook & Mr. Thomas Hooker of Hartford to set out to Elizabeth Wells, Widow, 1-3 part of the Houseing and Lands for her Improvement during life.; Deceased=Joseph Welles

Family: Elizabeth Way b. c 1670, d. b 19 Jul 1744

Elizabeth Welles

F, #46592, b. 13 January 1697
  • Reference: W015 ID782
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Witness) Will Inv: 13 June 1698; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG;
    Page 11o-11.
    Wells, Joseph, Hartford. Invt. £342-08-00. Taken 13 June, 1698, by Thomas Hooker, Ciprian Nicholls and Edw. Allyn. Children : One daughter, one year and 5 months old.
    Court Record, Page 82 — 2 March, 1698-9: Adms. to Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, Widow.

    Page 46— (Vol. XIV) 19 July, 1744: William Powell of Hartford in Right of his wife Elizabeth Welles alias Powell deceased, daughter and heir of Joseph Welles late of Hartford decd, now moved to this Court that the thirds of her Dowry in the Real Estate of the sd. Deceased may be set out to Elizabeth Welles, Widow of Joseph Welles decd, Whereupon this Court appoint Thomas Richards, Capt. Joseph Cook & Mr. Thomas Hooker of Hartford to set out to Elizabeth Wells, Widow, 1-3 part of the Houseing and Lands for her Improvement during life.; Deceased=Joseph Welles
  • Married Name: before 1725; Mrs. Powell (Welles)
  • (Witness) Will Inv: 19 July 1744; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG;
    Page 46— (Vol. XIV) 19 July, 1744: William Powell of Hartford in Right of his wife Elizabeth Welles alias Powell deceased, daughter and heir of Joseph Welles late of Hartford decd, now moved to this Court that the thirds of her Dowry in the Real Estate of the sd. Deceased may be set out to Elizabeth Welles, Widow of Joseph Welles decd, Whereupon this Court appoint Thomas Richards, Capt. Joseph Cook & Mr. Thomas Hooker of Hartford to set out to Elizabeth Wells, Widow, 1-3 part of the Houseing and Lands for her Improvement during life.; Deceased=Joseph Welles

Family: William Powell b. c 1700

Elizabeth Clark1,2

F, #46593, b. 1650, d. 24 January 1712
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 1667; Mrs. Wells (Clark)
  • Note*: 22 July 1681; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; (father's Will)
    From Probate Records, Volume IV, 1677 To 1687, Page 61-2.

    Clarke, William sen., Haddam. Died 22 July, 1681. Invt. 412-18-00. Taken 19 August, 1681, by George Gates, Wm. X Ventrus, Simon Smith, John Spencer, Selectmen. Will dated 30 June, 1681.

    I William Clarke of Haddam do make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife 4 a year during her natural life. I also give unto her the use of my Dwelling house & the little Orchard, half the Garden so long as she live a Widow. Moreover I give unto my wife a Cow, which my son Thomas shall winter for her during his Mother's life. Also I give unto her half my Household Stuff, & that in her half she be suited with a Bed & Bedding & such things as are most suitable for her, which she shall dispose of at her death to which she please of her Children. I Will unto my son William 25 out of my Estate, which shall be in my Land as it is prised in the Inventory. I do Will unto my son John 20 worth of my Land. I do give by Will unto my son Joseph, nothwithstanding anything I have formerly given him, 15 worth of Land, and 1 1/2 acre of the Boggs in the lower Division in the upper Meadow besides the 15. I give by Will unto my daughter Welles & to my daughter Fennoe & to my daughter Spencer 8 to each of them, and to my daughter Hannah 10. All these to be paid out of my Estate as prised with the Inventory. I give unto my son-in-law Daniel Hubbard 5 Shillings, & to my gr. Child Daniel Hubbard I do give 40 acres of Land in my second Division at Machamodus, and a 50 Freehold or Right in the Undivided Lands there as it is laid out to 50 Estate. And it is my Will that he be learned to read & to write. And I declare him to the dispose of my wife so long as she liveth, and then to the dispose of my son Thomas; & in Case my son Hubbard make trouble about him he shall satisfy for his bringing up. At the age of 21 years he shall be free. I give to my son Thomas my Lott I bought of Joseph Arnold in the Home Field, and all my whole Meadow Lott, and my Cow Meadow Lott, and the 6 acres on which my Dewlling house standeth, & the Ort Yards and Houses, at his Mother's decease, or Marriage after my death. My Will also is that my sons William, John, & Joseph have their portions in the Land that are not given away particularly and expressly to Thomas in my Will, and that they agree, by casting Lotts, which allotment shall belong to each of them, not exceeding the value above given to them. I do make my son Thomas Clarke sole Executor.

    Witness: Nicholas Noyes, WILLIAM X CLARKE George Gates.

    Court Record, Page 44-3 September, 1681: Will & Inventory exhibited by Thomas Clarke, Executor. Approved.

    1. WILLIAM (HARTFORD AND HADDAM FOUNDER)4 CLARK (THOMAS3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 06, 1610/11 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, and died July 22, 1681 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT. He married KATHEREN BUNCE Abt 1640.
  • (Witness) Will: 9 June 1690; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Will dated 9 June, 1690. (Savage states date is 1694)
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service, doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River, and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoodus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of, and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates. Court Record,

    in the 'genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, by james savage, on page 475:

    James Welles, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as trumbell, col. rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to william pincheon, to springfield, p. hav. paid for his pass. and his will of 9 june 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. eliz.; s. james, b. 27, nov. 1668; and thomas; d. eliz. m. and maru and susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698.

    From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. 422-29-06. Taken 5 January 1697-98, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer. The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated 9 June, 1690.; Deceased=Capt. James Wells

Family: Capt. James Wells b. 1643, d. Dec 1697

Citations

  1. Daughter of William Clark.
  2. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.
  3. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 381.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: LJS.

James Wells1

M, #46594, b. 27 November 1668, d. 21 December 1744
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Witness) Will: 9 June 1690; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Will dated 9 June, 1690. (Savage states date is 1694)
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service, doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River, and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoodus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of, and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates. Court Record,

    in the 'genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, by james savage, on page 475:

    James Welles, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as trumbell, col. rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to william pincheon, to springfield, p. hav. paid for his pass. and his will of 9 june 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. eliz.; s. james, b. 27, nov. 1668; and thomas; d. eliz. m. and maru and susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698.

    From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. 422-29-06. Taken 5 January 1697-98, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer. The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated 9 June, 1690.; Deceased=Capt. James Wells
  • (Witness) Will Inv: between 1 November 1714 and 6 December 1714; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Court Record, Page 221 — 1st November, 1714: Adms., with the will
    annexed, is granted to James Wells of Haddam.

    Page 227-8 — 6 December, 1714: Capt. James Wells of Haddam.
    Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms : £ s d
    Paid in debts and charges, 16-08-00
    There yet remains a debt of, 16-00
    And also the 4 sheep contained in the invt. are lost. Capt. Wells,
    Adms., is appointed to be guardian to Josiah Arnold, age 16 years, and
    Irene, age 5 years. This Court appoint Joseph Arnold of Haddam to be
    guardian to David, age 20 years, and Mary, age 13 years. Recog., £50.
    Joseph Smith of Haddam to be guardian to James Arnold, 8 years of age.
    Recog., £30.; Deceased=Josiah Arnold

Family: Rebecca Selden b. 12 Feb 1678, d. 6 Jul 1764

Citations

  1. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.
  2. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Thomas Wells1

M, #46595, b. 1683, d. 1683
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Witness) Will: 9 June 1690; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Will dated 9 June, 1690. (Savage states date is 1694)
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service, doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River, and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoodus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of, and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates. Court Record,

    in the 'genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, by james savage, on page 475:

    James Welles, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as trumbell, col. rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to william pincheon, to springfield, p. hav. paid for his pass. and his will of 9 june 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. eliz.; s. james, b. 27, nov. 1668; and thomas; d. eliz. m. and maru and susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698.

    From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. 422-29-06. Taken 5 January 1697-98, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer. The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated 9 June, 1690.; Deceased=Capt. James Wells

Citations

  1. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.

Elizabeth Wells1

F, #46596, b. 1672, d. 8 July 1742
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: 1672; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; 10257
  • (Bride) Marriage*: before 1689; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG; Children of ELIZABETH WELLS and SIMON SMITH are:
    i. ELIZABETH3 SMITH38, b. 02 Jul 1689, Haddam, Middlesex, CT38.
    ii. SIMON SMITH39, b. 06 Oct 1691, Haddam, Middlesex, CT39; m. MARY ?40, 28 Sep 1715, Haddam, Middlesex,
    CT41.
    More About SIMON SMITH and MARY ?:
    Marriage: 28 Sep 1715, Haddam, Middlesex, CT41
    iii. JAMES SMITH42, b. 16 Aug 1693, Haddam, Middlesex, CT42.
    iv. JONATHAN SMITH43, b. 30 Sep 1695, Haddam, Middlesex, CT43.
    4. v. LIEUTENANT DAVID SMITH, b. 09 Nov 1701, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. 01 Jan 1756, Haddam, Middlesex,
    CT.
    vi. HANNAH SMITH44, b. 22 Sep 1703, Haddam, Middlesex, CT44.
    5. vii. ESTHER SMITH, b. 20 Nov 1706, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.
    viii. ANNE SMITH45, b. 15 Feb 1714/15, Haddam, Middlesex, CT45.; Groom=Simon Smith1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 8 July 1742; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; 10256
  • Married Name: before 1689; Mrs. Smith (Wells)
  • (Witness) Will: 9 June 1690; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Will dated 9 June, 1690. (Savage states date is 1694)
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service, doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River, and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoodus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of, and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates. Court Record,

    in the 'genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, by james savage, on page 475:

    James Welles, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as trumbell, col. rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to william pincheon, to springfield, p. hav. paid for his pass. and his will of 9 june 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. eliz.; s. james, b. 27, nov. 1668; and thomas; d. eliz. m. and maru and susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698.

    From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. 422-29-06. Taken 5 January 1697-98, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer. The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated 9 June, 1690.; Deceased=Capt. James Wells

Family: Simon Smith b. c 1658, d. 13 Apr 1746

Citations

  1. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.

Simon Smith1,2

M, #46597, b. circa 1658, d. 13 April 1746
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: circa 1658; son of Simon Smith and Elizabeth _____ -- birth place unknown2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: before 1689; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG; Children of ELIZABETH WELLS and SIMON SMITH are:
    i. ELIZABETH3 SMITH38, b. 02 Jul 1689, Haddam, Middlesex, CT38.
    ii. SIMON SMITH39, b. 06 Oct 1691, Haddam, Middlesex, CT39; m. MARY ?40, 28 Sep 1715, Haddam, Middlesex,
    CT41.
    More About SIMON SMITH and MARY ?:
    Marriage: 28 Sep 1715, Haddam, Middlesex, CT41
    iii. JAMES SMITH42, b. 16 Aug 1693, Haddam, Middlesex, CT42.
    iv. JONATHAN SMITH43, b. 30 Sep 1695, Haddam, Middlesex, CT43.
    4. v. LIEUTENANT DAVID SMITH, b. 09 Nov 1701, Haddam, Middlesex, CT; d. 01 Jan 1756, Haddam, Middlesex,
    CT.
    vi. HANNAH SMITH44, b. 22 Sep 1703, Haddam, Middlesex, CT44.
    5. vii. ESTHER SMITH, b. 20 Nov 1706, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.
    viii. ANNE SMITH45, b. 15 Feb 1714/15, Haddam, Middlesex, CT45.; Bride=Elizabeth Wells2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 13 April 1746; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • Note*: 3 March 1712; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; (parents probate)
    Page 183.
    Smith, Joseph, Hartford. Invt. £46-17-00. Taken 2 April, 1712, by
    Samuel Kellogg and Samuel Sedgewick.

    Court Record, Page 60 — 3 March, 1711-12: This Court grants letters
    of Adms. on the estate of Joseph Smith, late of Hartford, decd, (vizt.,
    that part of the sd. estate that hath not been administered upon by the
    widow relict in her lifetime, she being now deceased) to Simon Smith,
    son of sd. decd. (See Vol. I, Page 507, Digest.)
    Page 183

    Smith, Lydia, Widow, Hartford. Invt. £4-15-06. Taken 2 April,
    1712, by Samuel Kellogg and Samuel Sedgewick.

    Court Record, Page 60 — 3 March, 1711-12: Adms. granted to Simon
    Smith, son of the decd., on the estate of his mother, Lydia Smith, relict of
    Joseph Smith, late of Hartford, decd.

Family: Elizabeth Wells b. 1672, d. 8 Jul 1742

Citations

  1. Lucy A. Brainerd, The Genealogy of the Brainerd-Brainard Family in America, 1649-1908, Vol. I. (James), (Hartford
    Press, Hartford, Conn., 1908), 44.
  2. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.

Mary Wells1

F, #46598, b. 1670, d. 2 December 1714
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: before 1690; Mrs. Arnold (Wells)
  • (Witness) Will: 9 June 1690; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Will dated 9 June, 1690. (Savage states date is 1694)
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service, doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River, and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoodus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of, and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates. Court Record,

    in the 'genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, by james savage, on page 475:

    James Welles, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as trumbell, col. rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to william pincheon, to springfield, p. hav. paid for his pass. and his will of 9 june 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. eliz.; s. james, b. 27, nov. 1668; and thomas; d. eliz. m. and maru and susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698.

    From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. 422-29-06. Taken 5 January 1697-98, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer. The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated 9 June, 1690.; Deceased=Capt. James Wells
  • (Witness) Will Date: 23 November 1708; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Page 189.
    Arnold, Josiah, Haddam. Invt. £195-17-00. Taken 21 February, 1711-12, by Simon Smith, Benjamin Smith and William Brainard. Will dated 23 November, 1708.
    I, Josiah Arnold, of the Town of Haddam, yeoman, being often by Divine Providence brought to the brink of the pit, do make and ordain
    this my last will and testament: I give to Mary my wife a new Bible
    and the sum of £55 out of my moveable estate, with the use of my now
    dwelling house and homestead during her widowhood. I give to my son
    David Arnold a young horse. I give to my daughter Mary Arnold, she
    arriving at the age of 18 years, £16. It is to be understood, and it is my
    real honest meaning therein, that my wife shall have the improvement of
    the whole of my estate until my children come of lawful age; and if she
    need, I do hereby allow her to expend £25 of the remainder of my estate
    towards the bringing up of our children. And all the remainder of my
    estate shall be equally divided between my three sons, David, Josiah and
    James. I appoint my wife to be executrix. And appoint my brethren
    James Wells and Joseph Arnold to be overseers.
    Witness : John Smith, JOSIAH X ARNOLD, LS.
    Thomas Brooks, John Clarke.; Deceased=Josiah Arnold
  • (Witness) Will Date: 22 January 1711/12; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; In a codicil, dated 22 January, 1711-12, provision was made for another child born after the will was executed. Her name was Irene.
    JOSIAH X ARNOLD, LS.; Deceased=Josiah Arnold
  • (Deceased) Will Date*: 2 July 1714; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Page 15.
    Arnold, Mary, 1 1 ad dam. Invt. £30-18-05. Taken 4 December, 1714,
    by Simon Smith, Ebenezer Frisbie and Joseph Arnold. Will nuncupative,
    dated 2 July, 1714.
    The widow, Mary Arnold, late wife to Josiah Arnold deceased, sometime
    before her death, and then at that time in her right mind and understanding, did declare to us, James Wells and Rebeckah Wells, in these words : "That what estate is mine I give and will it to my two dafters."
    Mr. James Wells and Rebeckah Wells his wife, above named, being neither of them able to attend Court at this time, appeared in Haddam and made oath that the above-named widow, now deceased, called them to her (and sayd as above) that what estate was hers she willed to her two daughters, and desired them to see that this was performed, and that the said words were spak to them ye same day she departed.
    Before me: John Hamlin, Assistant.
  • (Witness) Will Inv: between 1 November 1714 and 6 December 1714; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Court Record, Page 221 — 1st November, 1714: Adms., with the will
    annexed, is granted to James Wells of Haddam.

    Page 227-8 — 6 December, 1714: Capt. James Wells of Haddam.
    Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms : £ s d
    Paid in debts and charges, 16-08-00
    There yet remains a debt of, 16-00
    And also the 4 sheep contained in the invt. are lost. Capt. Wells,
    Adms., is appointed to be guardian to Josiah Arnold, age 16 years, and
    Irene, age 5 years. This Court appoint Joseph Arnold of Haddam to be
    guardian to David, age 20 years, and Mary, age 13 years. Recog., £50.
    Joseph Smith of Haddam to be guardian to James Arnold, 8 years of age.
    Recog., £30.; Deceased=Josiah Arnold
  • (Deceased) Will Date: 4 December 1714; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Page 15.
    Arnold, Mary, 1 1 ad dam. Invt. £30-18-05. Taken 4 December, 1714,
    by Simon Smith, Ebenezer Frisbie and Joseph Arnold. Will nuncupative,
    dated 2 July, 1714.
    The widow, Mary Arnold, late wife to Josiah Arnold deceased, sometime
    before her death, and then at that time in her right mind and understanding, did declare to us, James Wells and Rebeckah Wells, in these words : "That what estate is mine I give and will it to my two dafters."
    Mr. James Wells and Rebeckah Wells his wife, above named, being neither of them able to attend Court at this time, appeared in Haddam and made oath that the above-named widow, now deceased, called them to her (and sayd as above) that what estate was hers she willed to her two daughters, and desired them to see that this was performed, and that the said words were spak to them ye same day she departed.
    Before me: John Hamlin, Assistant.

Family: Josiah Arnold b. c 1670

Citations

  1. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.

Susannah Wells1

F, #46599, b. 1676
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Witness) Will: 9 June 1690; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Will dated 9 June, 1690. (Savage states date is 1694)
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service, doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River, and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoodus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of, and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates. Court Record,

    in the 'genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, by james savage, on page 475:

    James Welles, Haddam, present. for freem. 1669, as trumbell, col. rec. II. 106 proves. He came 1650, as serv. to william pincheon, to springfield, p. hav. paid for his pass. and his will of 9 june 1694, then a capt. on milit. serv. names w. eliz.; s. james, b. 27, nov. 1668; and thomas; d. eliz. m. and maru and susan unm. He d. bef. 5 Jan. 1698.

    From Probate Records, Volume VI, 1695 To 1700.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. 422-29-06. Taken 5 January 1697-98, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer. The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated 9 June, 1690.; Deceased=Capt. James Wells

Citations

  1. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.

Josiah Arnold1

M, #46600, b. circa 1670
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Deceased) Will Date: 23 November 1708; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Page 189.
    Arnold, Josiah, Haddam. Invt. £195-17-00. Taken 21 February, 1711-12, by Simon Smith, Benjamin Smith and William Brainard. Will dated 23 November, 1708.
    I, Josiah Arnold, of the Town of Haddam, yeoman, being often by Divine Providence brought to the brink of the pit, do make and ordain
    this my last will and testament: I give to Mary my wife a new Bible
    and the sum of £55 out of my moveable estate, with the use of my now
    dwelling house and homestead during her widowhood. I give to my son
    David Arnold a young horse. I give to my daughter Mary Arnold, she
    arriving at the age of 18 years, £16. It is to be understood, and it is my
    real honest meaning therein, that my wife shall have the improvement of
    the whole of my estate until my children come of lawful age; and if she
    need, I do hereby allow her to expend £25 of the remainder of my estate
    towards the bringing up of our children. And all the remainder of my
    estate shall be equally divided between my three sons, David, Josiah and
    James. I appoint my wife to be executrix. And appoint my brethren
    James Wells and Joseph Arnold to be overseers.
    Witness : John Smith, JOSIAH X ARNOLD, LS.
    Thomas Brooks, John Clarke.; Witness=Mary Wells
  • (Deceased) Will Date*: 22 January 1711/12; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; In a codicil, dated 22 January, 1711-12, provision was made for another child born after the will was executed. Her name was Irene.
    JOSIAH X ARNOLD, LS.; Witness=Mary Wells
  • (Deceased) Will Inv*: between 1 November 1714 and 6 December 1714; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Court Record, Page 221 — 1st November, 1714: Adms., with the will
    annexed, is granted to James Wells of Haddam.

    Page 227-8 — 6 December, 1714: Capt. James Wells of Haddam.
    Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms : £ s d
    Paid in debts and charges, 16-08-00
    There yet remains a debt of, 16-00
    And also the 4 sheep contained in the invt. are lost. Capt. Wells,
    Adms., is appointed to be guardian to Josiah Arnold, age 16 years, and
    Irene, age 5 years. This Court appoint Joseph Arnold of Haddam to be
    guardian to David, age 20 years, and Mary, age 13 years. Recog., £50.
    Joseph Smith of Haddam to be guardian to James Arnold, 8 years of age.
    Recog., £30.; Witness=Mary Wells, Witness=James Wells

Family: Mary Wells b. 1670, d. 2 Dec 1714

Citations

  1. Hartford City, A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635-1700.
    Published by Peck & co., printers, 1902
    Original from the University of Virginia
    Digitized Aug 21, 2007
    , A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records : Hartford district, 1635 ...
    Page 88-9.
    Wells, Capt. James sen., Haddam. Invt. £422-19-06. Taken 5 January,
    1697-8, by John Smith, Daniel X Brainard and Timothy X Spencer.
    The children: James Welles, Thomas 15 years, Elizabeth Smith, Mary
    Arnold & Susannah Welles. Relict, Elizabeth Welles (?). Will dated
    9 June, 1690.
    I James Welles sen. of Haddam, being employed in the Country Service,
    doe think it my duty to set my worldly affairs in some Order. Item.
    It is my Will that my wife shall have my Homelott & House, and one
    of the 3-acre Lotts on the East side of the Great River, and my upper
    Lott in the Meadow, during her Widowhood ; and if she marry again, then
    all to return to my son James. My son James shall have my Dwelling
    house & Homelott, and all the Land on the West side of the Great River,
    and all my Land in the Upper Meadow, & all my Rights on the Plaine on
    the East side of the Great River, he not claiming any right at Machamoo-
    dus. And my Will is that my son Thomas Welles shall have my Cow
    Meadow Lott, & all my Rights at Machamoodus. My son James shall
    have all my Moveables of Stock and all other things not above disposed of,
    and he my son James to pay to my daughter Elizabeth £10 besides what
    she hath already had. And to pay to my 2 daughters, Mary and Susannah
    Welles, when they come to age, £15 apeice.
    Witness : George Gates, JAMES X WELLES.
    Thomas Gates.
    Court Record, Page 44 — 22 June, 1698 : The last Will & Testament
    of Capt. James Welles exhibited in Court, and Capt. George Gates made
    Oath that the Testator did in their presence sign and declare it to be his
    last Will. Accepted, proven, and ordered to be recorded. There being
    no Executor expressed by Will, this Court grant Adms. to James Welles
    to perform the Will of the Deceased.

James Welles (1)

M, #46601, b. 13 September 1728
  • Reference: W015 ID782
  • Nam-Std: Wells (1)

Family:

Citations

  1. Cemetery Records, Wethersfield, CT Vital Records 1634 - 1868 From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library Transcribed by Coralynn Brown, WELLS, John & Mary, dau. of John CURTICE, m. 30 Dec 1715
    Elisha, b. 31 Mar 1717
    Mary, b. 12 Jul 1719
    Josiah, b. 30 Apr 1722
    John [twin], b. 2 Nov 1725
    Elizabeth [twin], b. 2 Nov 1725
    James, b. 13 Sep 1728
    Timothy, b. 21 Oct 1735.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rebecca Selden

F, #46602, b. 12 February 1678, d. 6 July 1764
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Name Variation: Rebecca Seldon1
  • Married Name: circa 1697; Mrs. Wells (Selden)

Family: James Wells b. 27 Nov 1668, d. 21 Dec 1744

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Rebecca Wells1

F, #46603, b. 21 January 1698/99
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Susannah Wells1

F, #46604, b. 6 May 1701
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 7 January 1727; Mrs. Cone (Wells)

Family: Joseph Cone b. 26 Jan 1704, d. 1779

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Mary Wells (1)1

F, #46605, b. 8 October 1705, d. 9 February 1707/8
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Capt. James Wells1

M, #46606, b. 7 January 1705/6, d. 25 June 1767
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Joseph Wells , Esq

M, #46607, b. 24 March 1707/8, d. 1777
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family 1: Mary Ventrees b. 1706, d. c 1761

Family 2:

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Mary Ventrees1,2

F, #46608, b. 1706, d. circa 1761
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 16 September 1744; Mrs. Wells (Ventrees)

Family: Joseph Wells , Esq b. 24 Mar 1707/8, d. 1777

Citations

  1. The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Haddam ...
    By First Congregational Church (Haddam, Conn.), page 195, age 56 wife of Joseph Wells, Esqr.
  2. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Martha Wells1

F, #46609, b. 25 June 1710, d. 16 October 1796
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1730; Mrs. Shailer (Wells)

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Elizabeth Wells1

F, #46610, b. 9 February 1713, d. 29 October 1739
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: 9 February 1713; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • (Bride) Marriage: circa 1730; Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USAG; Groom=Daniel Merwin
  • Death*: 29 October 1739
  • (Witness) Burial*: 29 October 1739; Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; Birth:      Feb. 9, 1713
    Haddam
    Middlesex County
    Connecticut, USA
    Death:      Oct. 29, 1739
    Durham
    Middlesex County
    Connecticut, USA

    wife of Daniel Merwin, Jr.
    age 27

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Daniel Merwin (1714 - 1758)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Durham Cemetery
    Durham
    Middlesex County
    Connecticut, USA

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: Jan Franco
    Record added: Oct 08, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 22032264
  • Married Name: circa 1730; Mrs. Elisabeth Merwin (Wells);
    Spouse

    Photo
    Daniel Merwin*

    1714–1758
    2

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.
  2. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Mary Wells1

F, #46611, b. 5 April 1715, d. 21 July 1810
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: 5 April 1715; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG2
  • Birth: 15 April 17151
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 25 February 1762; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Haddam ...
    By First Congregational Church (Haddam, Conn.) page 302

    2nd wife of Jeremiah HUBBARD; Groom=Jeremiah Hubbard
  • Burial*: 21 July 1810; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 July 1810; Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USAG; The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Haddam ...age 95

    Birth:      Apr. 15, 1715
    Haddam
    Middlesex County
    Connecticut, USA
    Death:      Jul. 21, 1810
    Haddam
    Middlesex County
    Connecticut, USA





    Family links:
    Parents:
    James Wells (1667 - 1744)
    Rebekkah Selden Wells (1678 - 1764)

    Spouse:
    Jeremiah Hubbard (1716 - 1803)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:

    Mr.
    JEREMIAH HUBBARD
    died Nov. 30, 1803,
    AEd 87.

    Mrs. MARY, widow of
    Mr. Jeremiah Hubbard
    died July 21, 1810,
    AEd 95.

    Note: Second wife of Jeremiah Hubbard, with whom she is buried.

    Burial:
    Old Ponset Cemetery
    Haddam
    Middlesex County
    Connecticut, USA

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    Maintained by: pkarchs
    Originally Created by: Coralynn Brown
    Record added: Oct 31, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 22576540
  • Married Name: 25 February 1762; Mrs. Hubbard (Wells)

Family: Jeremiah Hubbard b. 1 Feb 1716, d. 30 Nov 1803

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.
  2. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Lydia Wells1

F, #46612, b. 15 August 1718
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Citations

  1. , Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut, Baltimore: Genealogical
    Publishing Company, 2006, 13523.

Joseph Cone

M, #46613, b. 26 January 1704, d. 1779
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Susannah Wells b. 6 May 1701

Independence Wells1

F, #46614, b. circa 1818
  • Reference: W001 ID999

Citations

  1. , The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, "The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio"
    page 342

    "Mr. Ezekiel Wells
    Independence Wells, son
    Mrs. Almira Duckworth, daughter and Stella, grand-daughter;
    Mrs. Emily Eggleston, daughter and three children Byron, Fred and Mary, grand-children."

Mary Almira Wells

F, #46615, b. 1818, d. 1898
  • Reference: W001 ID999
  • Name Variation: Almira Wells1
  • Married Name: circa 1835; Mrs. Duckworth (Wells); Michael Beem Duckworth 1812-1863

Citations

  1. , The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, "The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio"
    page 342

    "Mr. Ezekiel Wells
    Independence Wells, son
    Mrs. Almira Duckworth, daughter and Stella, grand-daughter;
    Mrs. Emily Eggleston, daughter and three children Byron, Fred and Mary, grand-children."

Emily Wells1

F, #46616, b. circa 1822
  • Reference: W001 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1845; Mrs. Eggleston (Wells)

Citations

  1. , The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, "The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio"
    page 342

    "Mr. Ezekiel Wells
    Independence Wells, son
    Mrs. Almira Duckworth, daughter and Stella, grand-daughter;
    Mrs. Emily Eggleston, daughter and three children Byron, Fred and Mary, grand-children."

Alvin Thayer Wells1

M, #46617, b. 26 December 1828, d. 1907
  • Reference: W004 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Placerville, Eldorado Co., California, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Alvin P Wells
    Name: Alvin P Wells
    Age: 22
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
    Birth Place: Pennsylvania
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Placerville and Vicinity, El Dorado, California
  • Relocated*: 1853; Illinois, USAG; salesman at his brother's drug store
  • Relocated: between 1854 and 1858; Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG; opened his own drug store for 4 years
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1856; Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG; 1856 IA Jefferson, family 207
    Name: A T Wells
    Census Date: 1856
    Residence County: Jefferson
    Residence State: Iowa
    Locality: Fairfield
    Birth Location: Pennsylvania
    Family Number: 217
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1828
    Line: 31
    Roll: IA_57
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elizabeth Wells 67
    A T Wells 28
    Leders McCoy 1
    Matthias Grimer 58; Household Member=Elizabeth Aldrich, Household Member=Aaron Wells
  • Relocated: 1859; Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USAG; returned to Chicago Illinois to work with brother in manufacture of 'patent medicines' but his brother died after one year
  • Relocated: 1863; Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG; returned to Fairfield and became Librarian at the Fairfield Public Library.
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Kittie Wells
    Name: Kittie Wells
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
    Age in 1870: 6
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Home in 1870: Fairfield Ward 1, Jefferson, Iowa
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Post Office: Fairfield
    Household Members: Name Age
    A T Well 38
    Martha Well 36
    Kittie Wells 6
    Mary Wells 4
    William Wells 2
    Thomas Wells 1/12

    ; Household Member=William M Wells, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Thomas Shamp Wells, Household Member=Kate Wells, Household Member=Martha L Matthews
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about A. T. Wells
    Name: A. T. Wells
    Home in 1880: Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
    Age: 47
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Martha L.
    Father's birthplace: Vermont
    Mother's birthplace: Vermont
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Carpenter
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    A. T. Wells 47
    Martha L. Wells 46
    Catherine Wells 16
    Mary Wells 14
    William Wells 12
    Thomas Wells 10; Household Member=William M Wells, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Thomas Shamp Wells, Household Member=Kate Wells, Household Member=Martha L Matthews3
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1900; Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Alvin T Wells
    Name: Alvin T Wells
    [Alvin T Wills]
    Home in 1900: Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
    Age: 71
    Birth Date: Dec 1828
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Spouse's Name: Martha L
    Marriage Year:
    1860
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 40
    Residence : Fairfield City, Jefferson, Iowa
    Occupation: View Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alvin T Wells 71
    Martha L Wells 68
    William M Wells 32
    Mary E Wells 34
    Thomas S Wells 30

    ; Household Member=William M Wells, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Thomas Shamp Wells, Household Member=Martha L Matthews

Family: Martha L Matthews b. Jan 1832, d. b 1910

Citations

  1. , Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa
    page 286.
  2. Census, 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Alvin T Wells
    Name: Alvin T Wells
    [Alvin T Wills]
    Home in 1900: Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
    Age: 71
    Birth Date: Dec 1828
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Spouse's Name: Martha L
    Marriage Year: 1860
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 40
    Residence : Fairfield City, Jefferson, Iowa
    Occupation: View Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alvin T Wells 71
    Martha L Wells 68
    William M Wells 32
    Mary E Wells 34
    Thomas S Wells 30.
  3. Census, 1880 United States Federal Census
    about A. T. Wells
    Name: A. T. Wells
    Home in 1880: Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
    Age: 47
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Martha L.
    Father's birthplace: Vermont
    Mother's birthplace: Vermont
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Carpenter
    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
    A. T. Wells 47
    Martha L. Wells 46
    Catherine Wells 16
    Mary Wells 14
    William Wells 12
    Thomas Wells 10

    .

Elizabeth Aldrich

F, #46618, b. circa 1800, d. after 1856
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: circa 1800; New Hampshire, USAG1,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 22 February 1819; Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USAG; had 5 children before Betsy's death

    New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947
    New Hampshire, Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 No Image
    Text-only collection

    Report issue

    Name:      Aaron Wells
    Marriage Date:      22 Feb 1819
    Event Type:      Marriage
    Marriage Place:      Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire
    Gender:      Male
    Spouse Name:      Betsey Aldrich
    Spouse Gender:      Female
    FHL Film Number:      1001317; Groom=Aaron Wells
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1856; Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG1
  • Nickname: Betsy1
  • Married Name: 22 February 1819; Mrs. Wells (Aldrich)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Springfield Twp., Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Aaron Wells
    Name: Aaron Wells
    Age: 54
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
    Birth Place: New Hampshire
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Household Members: Name Age
    Aaron Wells 54
    Allice Wells 90
    Betsy Wells 60
    Emily C Wells 22
    Sarah C Wells 18; Head of Household=Aaron Wells3
  • (Household Member) Census: 1856; Jefferson Co., Iowa, USAG; 1856 IA Jefferson, family 207
    Name: A T Wells
    Census Date: 1856
    Residence County: Jefferson
    Residence State: Iowa
    Locality: Fairfield
    Birth Location: Pennsylvania
    Family Number: 217
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1828
    Line: 31
    Roll: IA_57
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elizabeth Wells 67
    A T Wells 28
    Leders McCoy 1
    Matthias Grimer 58; Head of Household=Alvin Thayer Wells

Family: Aaron Wells b. 11 Apr 1795, d. 15 Sep 1880

Citations

  1. , Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa
    page 286.
  2. Census, 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Alvin T Wells
    Name: Alvin T Wells
    [Alvin T Wills]
    Home in 1900: Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
    Age: 71
    Birth Date: Dec 1828
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
    Spouse's Name: Martha L
    Marriage Year: 1860
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 40
    Residence : Fairfield City, Jefferson, Iowa
    Occupation: View Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alvin T Wells 71
    Martha L Wells 68
    William M Wells 32
    Mary E Wells 34
    Thomas S Wells 30.
  3. Census, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Aaron Wells
    Name: Aaron Wells
    Age: 54
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
    Birth Place: New Hampshire
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Household Members: Name Age
    Aaron Wells 54
    Allice Wells 90
    Betsy Wells 60
    Emily C Wells 22
    Sarah C Wells 18.
  4. Census, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Aaron Wells
    Name: Aaron Wells
    Age: 54
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
    Birth Place: New Hampshire
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Household Members: Name Age
    Aaron Wells 54
    Allice Wells 90
    Betsy Wells 60
    Emily C Wells 22
    Sarah C Wells 18

    .

Clarissa _____1

F, #46619, b. 1797
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: kathiw80_AT_earthlink.net; Researcher=_ID061 _Researcher3,4
  • Married Name: circa 1815; Mrs. Webber (_____)
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Springfield Twp., Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Clarissa Weber
    Name: Clarissa Weber
    Age in 1860: 64
    Birth Year: abt 1796
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Springfield Cross Roads
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Nathan G Weber 41
    Chestina Weber 35
    Esther Weber 20
    Mandana Weber 14
    Estelle Weber 11
    Daniel Weber 9
    Ana Weber 5
    Ella Weber 3
    Owen Weber 1
    Clarissa Weber 64

  • Married Name: between 1860 and 1870; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Springfield Twp., Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Aaron Wells
    Name: Aaron Wells
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
    Age in 1870: 74
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1870: Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Post Office: Girard
    Household Members: Name Age
    Aaron Wells 74
    Clarissa Wells 73; Head of Household=Aaron Wells

Family 1: William Webber b. 1779, d. b 1860

Family 2: Aaron Wells b. 11 Apr 1795, d. 15 Sep 1880

Citations

  1. , Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa
    page 286.
  2. Census, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Clarissa Webber
    Name: Clarissa Webber
    Age: 54
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1796
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Female
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clarissa Webber 54
    George W Webber 12
    William Webber 71

    .
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  4. Clayton Harding Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID061_~1.GED and imported on 07/28/2008 at 02:58:54.,_ID061 _Researcher.