Phillip J Wells1

M, #49791, b. 1782, d. 1 January 1856
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1820; Franklin, Williamson Co., Tennessee, USA; only Philip in TN
    1820 United States Federal Census
    about Phillip Wells
    Name: Phillip Wells
    Township: Franklin
    County: Williamson
    State: Tennessee
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1
    Free White Females - Under 10: 4
    Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 8
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA; 1840 United States Federal Census
    about Philip Wells
    Name: Philip Wells
    Township: Apple Creek
    County: Greene
    State: Illinois
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 4
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 4
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lucinda Wells
    Name: Lucinda Wells
    Age: 1
    Estimated birth year: abt 1849
    Birth Place: Illinois
    Gender: Female
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois
    Family Number: 1253
    Household Members: Name Age
    Philip Wells 68
    Lucy Wells 70
    Philip Wells 28
    Sarah Wells 23
    George Wells 3
    Lucinda Wells 1; Household Member=Lucinda (Lucy) _____, Household Member=Phillip J Wells, Household Member=Sarah A Vinyard, Household Member=George W Wells, Household Member=Lucinda Wells

Family: Lucinda (Lucy) _____ b. 1780, d. b 1860

Citations

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Lucinda (Lucy) _____1

F, #49792, b. 1780, d. before 1860
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: circa 1808; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lucinda Wells
    Name: Lucinda Wells
    Age: 1
    Estimated birth year: abt 1849
    Birth Place: Illinois
    Gender: Female
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois
    Family Number: 1253
    Household Members: Name Age
    Philip Wells 68
    Lucy Wells 70
    Philip Wells 28
    Sarah Wells 23
    George Wells 3
    Lucinda Wells 1; Head of Household=Phillip J Wells

Family: Phillip J Wells b. 1782, d. 1 Jan 1856

Citations

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Mary J Hood1

F, #49793, b. 1868, d. before 1910
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: circa 1888; Mrs. Wells (Hood)
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1900; Indian Territory, Oolagah, Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, USA;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Mary J Wells
    Name: Mary J Wells
    Home in 1900: Township 11, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
    Age: 30
    Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
    Race: Indian (Native American)
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Mary J Wells 30
    Tessie Wells 10
    John Wells 8
    Bessie Wells 6
    Joseph Wells 3

    ; Household Member=Lutitia Wells, Household Member=Joseph John Wells, Household Member=Bessie D Wells, Household Member=Joseph A Wells
  • Married Name: after 1900; Mrs. Luke (Hood)

Family 1: Loyal T Wells b. 1861, d. Feb 1899

Family 2: Jesse J Luke b. 1870

Citations

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John Storm1

M, #49794, b. January 1865, d. 1927
  • Reference: W999 ID482

Family: Lou J Wells b. Apr 1878, d. 9 Aug 1956

Citations

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Aaron K Pressgrove1

M, #49795, b. circa 1881, d. before 1920
  • Reference: W999 ID482

Family: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wells b. Mar 1886, d. 5 Sep 1906

Citations

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Sarah Ella Montgomery1

F, #49796, b. circa 1888
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Birth*: circa 18881
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 19 April 1908; Groom=Loyal T Wells1
  • Married Name: 19 April 1908; Mrs. Wells (Montgomery)

Family: Loyal T Wells b. Mar 1888

Citations

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Manarie V (Monie) Mc Cuine1

F, #49797, b. circa 1892
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: February 1910; Mrs. Wells (Mc Cuine)

Family: Thomas Wait Wells b. Feb 1890

Citations

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Myrtle _____1

F, #49798, b. circa 1900
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: circa 1920; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Henry Walter Wells b. 9 Mar 1891, d. 12 Sep 1921

Citations

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Mildred E Wells1

F, #49799, b. circa 1915
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • Birth*: circa 19151

Citations

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Rosette Wells1

F, #49800, b. circa 1909
  • Reference: W011 ID482

Citations

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Edward A Wright1

M, #49801, b. circa 1889
  • Reference: W999 ID482

Family: Martha J Wells b. Mar 1882

Citations

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Samuel A Wells1

M, #49802, b. 1855
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about William L Wells
    Name: William L Wells
    Age in 1860: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1860: Greene, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: White Hall
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Sarah Wells 24
    Franklin P Wells 7
    Samuel Wells 5
    Mary Wells 3
    Sarah Wells 2
    William L Wells 28
    Jesse Hubbard 26
    Elizabeth Hubbard 21
    Albert Hubbard 3
    Alice Hubbard 3
    Cornelia Hubbard 1
    Elizabeth Hubbard 70
    Lucy J Vineyard 14
    Lydia A Vineyard 11

    ; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells

Family: Lydia Ellis b. c 1859

Citations

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Mary Wells1

F, #49803, b. 1857
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about William L Wells
    Name: William L Wells
    Age in 1860: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1860: Greene, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: White Hall
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Sarah Wells 24
    Franklin P Wells 7
    Samuel Wells 5
    Mary Wells 3
    Sarah Wells 2
    William L Wells 28
    Jesse Hubbard 26
    Elizabeth Hubbard 21
    Albert Hubbard 3
    Alice Hubbard 3
    Cornelia Hubbard 1
    Elizabeth Hubbard 70
    Lucy J Vineyard 14
    Lydia A Vineyard 11

    ; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1880; Mrs. Mc Donald (Wells)

Family: John Mc Donald b. c 1855

Citations

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Sarah Wells1

F, #49804, b. 1858
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about William L Wells
    Name: William L Wells
    Age in 1860: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1860: Greene, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: White Hall
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Sarah Wells 24
    Franklin P Wells 7
    Samuel Wells 5
    Mary Wells 3
    Sarah Wells 2
    William L Wells 28
    Jesse Hubbard 26
    Elizabeth Hubbard 21
    Albert Hubbard 3
    Alice Hubbard 3
    Cornelia Hubbard 1
    Elizabeth Hubbard 70
    Lucy J Vineyard 14
    Lydia A Vineyard 11

    ; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells

Citations

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William Henry Wells1

M, #49805, b. 17 October 1861, d. before 1920
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • Birth*: 17 October 1861; Greene Co., Illinois, USA1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 17 January 1886; Indian Territory, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927
    View Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927

    Report issue

    Name:      Joella Simmons
    Gender:      Female
    Marriage Date:      17 Jan 1886
    Event Date:      15 Jan 1886
    Spouse:      Henry Wells
    Spouse Gender:      Male
    Spouse Age:      25
    Marriage Place:      USA; Bride=Joella E Simmons1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1901; Bride=Mary F Mc Cain1
  • (Deceased) Death*: before 1920; McIntosh Co., Oklahoma, USA1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells

Family 1: Joella E Simmons b. c 1872

Family 2: Mary F Mc Cain b. c 1865

Citations

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Elizabeth Wells1

F, #49806, b. 1864
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Simmons (Wells)

Family: John Simmons b. c 1860

Citations

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George W Wells1

M, #49807, b. April 1866
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells

Family: Hannah K _____ b. Jan 1872

Citations

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Alice Wells1

F, #49808, b. 1868
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Cook (Wells)

Family: Frank Cook b. c 1870

Citations

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Melvina A Wells1

F, #49809, b. 1869
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Denton, Denton Co., Texas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1831
    Age in 1870: 39
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Precinct 2, Denton, Texas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Pilot Point
    Household Members: Name Age
    Anthony Phillips 65
    William Wells 39
    Franklin P Wells 18
    Samuel Wells 16
    Mary Wells 12
    Henry Wells 8
    Elizabeth Wells 6
    George W Wells 5
    Alice Wells 2
    Viney A Wells 1; Head of Household=William Lewis Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Carner (Wells)

Family: J M Carner b. c 1870

Citations

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Mary Powers1

F, #49810, b. circa 1812, d. 11 August 1849
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: 25 May 1837; Mrs. Wells (Powers)

Family: Samuel Wells b. 13 Sep 1809, d. 24 Nov 1890

Citations

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  2. Unknown author, Illinois State Marriage Index /_W999/ as submitted in GEDCOM file I:TMGWGEDCOMSILMARR.GED and imported on 12/19/2011 at 02:16:02.

Joseph A Wells1

M, #49811, b. 28 March 1838
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1810
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): North of Apple Creek, Greene, Illinois
    Family Number: 450
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 40
    William Wells 19
    Joseph Wells 12
    Elizabeth Wells 8
    Mary A Wells 6
    Sarah M Wells 4
    Sarah L Philips 18
    Job Philips 21

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph A Wells
    Name: Joseph A Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Age in 1870: 32
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Erie
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph A Wells 32
    Matilda Wells 28
    Loyal D Wells 9
    Seth Grant Wells 7
    Byron C Wells 1
    Mary L Bowman 32
    Cynthia O Marker 16

    ; Household Member=Matilda Wood, Household Member=Loyal T Wells, Household Member=Seth Grant Wells, Household Member=Bryon C Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. A. Wells
    Name: J. A. Wells
    Home in 1880: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 42
    Estimated birth year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Matilda
    Father's birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Hotel Keeper
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    J. A. Wells 42
    Matilda Wells 39
    Loyd T. Wells 19
    S. G. Wells 17
    B. C. Wells 11
    L. H. Wells 9
    J. C. Wells 8
    J. E. Wells 6; Household Member=Matilda Wood, Household Member=Seth Grant Wells, Household Member=Loyal T Wells, Household Member=Logan H Wells, Household Member=Jay Cooke Wells, Household Member=Jennifer Wells, Household Member=Bryon C Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Home in 1900: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 62
    Birth Date: Mar 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Mary J
    Marriage Year: 1895
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 5
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 62
    Mary J Wells 44
    Sarah J Hazen 68
    David W Hazen 20
    Josephene Hazen 13

    ; Household Member=Mary J Hazen
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph A Wells
    Name: Joseph A Wells
    Age in 1910: 72
    Estimated birth year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Mary J
    Home in 1910: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph A Wells 72
    Mary J Wells 54
    Jay C Wells 37
    Sarah J Hazen 78; Household Member=Mary J Hazen, Household Member=Jay Cooke Wells
  • Note*: 1918; JOSEPH A. WELLS was one of the earliest settlers in Neosho County. He moved into that section in March, 1866, less than a year after he was discharged with an honorable record as a soldier of the Union. On April 4, 1866, he took up his claim of a quarter section of land three miles northwest of the townsite of Erie. For over half a century he has been identified with that community.

    After farming for a year and a half, Mr. Wells sold his claim, and moved to Erie. In the meantime he had been elected to the office of probate judge, and filled that position with credit for two years. Since then he has been engaged in the real estate, insurance and law business. In 1873, at the time of the panic of that year, he left Kansas and went into Texas, where he followed contracting for a couple of years.

    Mr. Wells is of very old American stock. His immigrant ancestor John W. Wells came from England to Virginia in colonial days and during the Revolution was a member of Washington's body guard. In the next generation Philip Wells, great-great-grandfather of Joseph A. Philip, lived in Georgia and was a shoemaker by trade. The great-grandfather was Carter Wells, who died in Tennessee, where he was a very early settler. Grandfather Philip Wells became a Baptist minister, and died at Walkerville, Illinois.

    Samuel Wells, father of Joseph A., was born at Brush Creek, thirty miles west of Nashville, Tennessee, in 1800. He lived a long and useful life and died at Walkerville, Illinois, in 1892. He spent his early years farming on Brush Creek in Tennessee and married his first wife there. In 1832 he removed to Walkerville, Greene County, Illinois, and was one of the first to clear up a tract of land and engage in farming in that locality. For fifty years he was one of the leading citizens of that community. A democrat by inheritance and individual belief, late in life, when James Blaine was a candidate for President, he supported that statesman and ever afterwards voted the republican ticket. He was one of the leaders in the Baptist Church and built and paid for the church across the road from his old home in Illinois. His first wife, Mary Smith, had four children, all now deceased. For his second wife he married Mary Powers, who was born in Tennessee in 1812 and died at Walkervill!
    e, Illinois, in 1849. Their children were: Joseph A., John C., deceased, Elizabeth, Sarah and George W., deceased, so that Joseph A. Wells is the only surviving member of his mother's family. Samuel Wells, in 1852, married Sarah Sullivan, who is now deceased. There were twelve children by that union, and all are now deceased except David W., who resides on the old home farm in Walkerville. At the time of his death Samuel Wells left a fine estate of 500 acres.

    On his father's farm at Walkerville in Greene County, Illinois, Joseph A. Wells was born March 24, 1838. As a boy he had the advantages of such education as was imparted in a log cabin schoolhouse at Walkerville. Until he was twenty-two he lived on and worked on his father's farm. Then for one year he was engaged in farming for himself.

    Mr. Wells had been married a little over two years and was becoming comfortably settled when the tocsin of the war sounded and called him into active service to preserve the Union. August 8, 1862, he enlisted in Company H of the 91st Illinois Infantry. Much of his service was spent in guarding the border of the Southwest, and he was in New Mexico a part of the time. He also, with his regiment, took an active part in the operations around Mobile Bay, in the siege and capture of that city, and he was a participant in the battle that followed the succeeding day when Whistler, Alabama, was captured and large quantities of munitions fell into the hands of the Union forces. His muster out from the army came July 12, 1865.

    A few weeks after his return home he went to Northern Missouri and bought a farm, but remained on it only until the following spring, when he came and joined the settlers of Neosho County. Mr. Wells has given his time and resources to a number of business affairs, and was one of the men responsible for the opening of the oil and gas fields around Erie. He has some fine property, including forty acres of alfalfa bottom land a mile west of Erie, a residence at the corner of Seventh and Main streets, another dwelling house at the corner of Seventh and Grant streets, and an office building on Main street.

    Mr. Wells recalls the exact date of his conversion from the democratic party to allegiance with the republican organization. It was after he enlisted in the army and came as a definite decision on December 22, 1862. Since then for fifty-four years he has actively supported and worked with the republican organization. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, has served as master seven times of Erie Lodge No. 76, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; is a member of Fort Scott Consistory No. 4 of the thirty-second degree Scottish Rite; of Valley Chapter No. 11, Royal Arch Masons at Humboldt; of Erie Camp No. 1101, Modern Woodmen of America; Lodge No. 275, Ancient Order of United Workmen; and Lodge No. 77 of the Sons and Daughters of Justice at Erie.

    On March 25, 1860, at the age of twenty-two, Mr. Wells married Miss Matilda Wood, daughter of Pleasant and Cynthia (Caid) Wood. Her father was a farmer and both parents are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Wells have lived together more than fifty-five years and in that time have reared some children who have gained distinction. Loyal T., who was a farmer, died at Erie in 1899. Seth G., a resident of Erie and a printer by trade, served one term as state auditor of Kansas. Byron C., who died at Erie in 1898, was deputy postmaster. Logan H. is an attorney and in the insurance business at Muskogee, Oklahoma. Jay C. is a horseman at Reno, Nevada. Jennie E., the only daughter, is the wife of James E. Rogers, who is bookkeeper in the office of the state treasurer at Topeka.


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    Transcribed from volume 4, pages 1960-1961 of A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; originally transcribed by students at Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, March, 1998, modified 2003 by Carolyn Ward.
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about J A Wells
    Name: J A Wells
    [Joseph A Wells]
    [J A Nall]
    [J A Nalls]
    Home in 1920: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 81
    Estimated birth year: abt 1839
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Father's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    J A Wells 81
    Mary Wells 64




    ; Household Member=Mary J Hazen

Family 1: Matilda Wood b. 1841, d. 1896

Family 2: Mary J Hazen b. 1856

Citations

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Matilda Wood1

F, #49812, b. 1841, d. 1896
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: 25 March 1860; Mrs. Wells (Wood)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph A Wells
    Name: Joseph A Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Age in 1870: 32
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Erie
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph A Wells 32
    Matilda Wells 28
    Loyal D Wells 9
    Seth Grant Wells 7
    Byron C Wells 1
    Mary L Bowman 32
    Cynthia O Marker 16

    ; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. A. Wells
    Name: J. A. Wells
    Home in 1880: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 42
    Estimated birth year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Matilda
    Father's birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Hotel Keeper
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    J. A. Wells 42
    Matilda Wells 39
    Loyd T. Wells 19
    S. G. Wells 17
    B. C. Wells 11
    L. H. Wells 9
    J. C. Wells 8
    J. E. Wells 6; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells

Family: Joseph A Wells b. 28 Mar 1838

Citations

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Sarah Sullivan1

F, #49813, b. circa 1830, d. 11 August 1865
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Married Name: 6 March 1851; Mrs. Wells (Sullivan)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age in 1860: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1860: Greene, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: White Hall
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 50
    Sarah Wells 25
    Sarah M Wells 19
    Frances Wells 8
    David Wells 5
    Samuel Wells 3
    Jackson Wells 1
    George W Wells 13
    Lucinda Wells 11
    Thomas Marsh 40
    Eliza A Marsh 29
    Henry Marsh 15
    Leonora Marsh 5
    Thomas Marsh 3
    Andrew Marsh 1
    Alfred Neice 25
    Rebecca Neice 20

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells

Family: Samuel Wells b. 13 Sep 1809, d. 24 Nov 1890

Citations

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  2. Unknown author, Illinois State Marriage Index /_W999/ as submitted in GEDCOM file I:TMGWGEDCOMSILMARR.GED and imported on 12/19/2011 at 02:16:02.

Esther _____1

F, #49814, b. 1821
  • Reference: W999 ID482
  • Birth*: 1821; Ohio, USA
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 5 February 1868; prob., Greene Co., Illinois, USA; Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Gender: Male
    Spouse Name: Mrs. Esther Neeley
    Marriage Date: Feb 05, 1868
    Marriage County: Greene
    Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1310037 - 1310038.
    ; Groom=Samuel Wells2
  • Name Variation: Mrs. Esther Neeley (_____)1
  • Married Name: 5 February 1868; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Home in 1880: Greene, Illinois
    Age: 70
    Estimated birth year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Esther
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 70
    Esther Wells 59
    Alneeta Neeley 14 (gdau from first marriage??)
    Rosa B. Niece 18

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells

Family: Samuel Wells b. 13 Sep 1809, d. 24 Nov 1890

Citations

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  2. Unknown author, ID482 Wells Surname DNA Study GEDCOM from Pat Monroe imported on 06/17/2010 at 11:28:25.

Elizabeth Wells1

F, #49815, b. 1842
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1810
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): North of Apple Creek, Greene, Illinois
    Family Number: 450
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 40
    William Wells 19
    Joseph Wells 12
    Elizabeth Wells 8
    Mary A Wells 6
    Sarah M Wells 4
    Sarah L Philips 18
    Job Philips 21

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells

Citations

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Mary A Wells1

F, #49816, b. 1844
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1810
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): North of Apple Creek, Greene, Illinois
    Family Number: 450
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 40
    William Wells 19
    Joseph Wells 12
    Elizabeth Wells 8
    Mary A Wells 6
    Sarah M Wells 4
    Sarah L Philips 18
    Job Philips 21

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells
  • Married Name: 23 February 1860; Mrs. Woods (Wells)

Family: William P Woods b. c 1835

Citations

  1. Unknown author, ID482 Wells Surname DNA Study GEDCOM from Pat Monroe imported on 06/17/2010 at 11:28:25.
  2. Unknown author, Illinois State Marriage Index /_W999/ as submitted in GEDCOM file I:TMGWGEDCOMSILMARR.GED and imported on 12/19/2011 at 02:16:02.

Sarah M Wells1

F, #49817, b. 1846
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Apple Creeks, Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1810
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): North of Apple Creek, Greene, Illinois
    Family Number: 450
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 40
    William Wells 19
    Joseph Wells 12
    Elizabeth Wells 8
    Mary A Wells 6
    Sarah M Wells 4
    Sarah L Philips 18
    Job Philips 21

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells
  • Married Name: 1855; Mrs. Tolbert (Wells)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Greene Co., Illinois, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Wells
    Name: Samuel Wells
    Age in 1860: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1860: Greene, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: White Hall
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Samuel Wells 50
    Sarah Wells 25
    Sarah M Wells 19
    Frances Wells 8
    David Wells 5
    Samuel Wells 3
    Jackson Wells 1
    George W Wells 13
    Lucinda Wells 11
    Thomas Marsh 40
    Eliza A Marsh 29
    Henry Marsh 15
    Leonora Marsh 5
    Thomas Marsh 3
    Andrew Marsh 1
    Alfred Neice 25
    Rebecca Neice 20

    ; Head of Household=Samuel Wells

Family: John Tolbert b. c 1835

Citations

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Loyal T Wells1

M, #49818, b. 1861, d. February 1899
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph A Wells
    Name: Joseph A Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Age in 1870: 32
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Erie
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph A Wells 32
    Matilda Wells 28
    Loyal D Wells 9
    Seth Grant Wells 7
    Byron C Wells 1
    Mary L Bowman 32
    Cynthia O Marker 16

    ; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. A. Wells
    Name: J. A. Wells
    Home in 1880: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 42
    Estimated birth year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Matilda
    Father's birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Hotel Keeper
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

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    Household Members: Name Age
    J. A. Wells 42
    Matilda Wells 39
    Loyd T. Wells 19
    S. G. Wells 17
    B. C. Wells 11
    L. H. Wells 9
    J. C. Wells 8
    J. E. Wells 6; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells

Family: Mary J Hood b. 1868, d. b 1910

Citations

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Seth Grant Wells1

M, #49819, b. 12 January 1863, d. 13 September 1934
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph A Wells
    Name: Joseph A Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Age in 1870: 32
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Erie
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph A Wells 32
    Matilda Wells 28
    Loyal D Wells 9
    Seth Grant Wells 7
    Byron C Wells 1
    Mary L Bowman 32
    Cynthia O Marker 16

    ; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. A. Wells
    Name: J. A. Wells
    Home in 1880: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 42
    Estimated birth year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Matilda
    Father's birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Hotel Keeper
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

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    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    J. A. Wells 42
    Matilda Wells 39
    Loyd T. Wells 19
    S. G. Wells 17
    B. C. Wells 11
    L. H. Wells 9
    J. C. Wells 8
    J. E. Wells 6; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells

Family: Ella Edwards b. 4 Mar 1868, d. 9 Jan 1957

Citations

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Bryon C Wells1

M, #49820, b. 1867, d. 1898
  • Reference: W011 ID482
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph A Wells
    Name: Joseph A Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Age in 1870: 32
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Erie
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph A Wells 32
    Matilda Wells 28
    Loyal D Wells 9
    Seth Grant Wells 7
    Byron C Wells 1
    Mary L Bowman 32
    Cynthia O Marker 16

    ; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Erie Twp., Neosha Co., Kansas, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. A. Wells
    Name: J. A. Wells
    Home in 1880: Erie, Neosho, Kansas
    Age: 42
    Estimated birth year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Matilda
    Father's birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's birthplace: Tennessee
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Hotel Keeper
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    J. A. Wells 42
    Matilda Wells 39
    Loyd T. Wells 19
    S. G. Wells 17
    B. C. Wells 11
    L. H. Wells 9
    J. C. Wells 8
    J. E. Wells 6; Head of Household=Joseph A Wells

Citations

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