Lucy M Welles

F, #52939, b. 2 April 1840
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Moses Wells
    Name: Moses Wells
    Age: 59
    Estimated birth year: abt 1791
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Family Number: 217
    Household Members: Name Age
    Moses Wells 59
    Mira A Wells 51
    Elizabeth Wells 24
    Moses A Wells 22
    Ann Wells 20
    Lois G Wells 18
    Wm W Wells 16
    Jane Wells 14
    Seth Wells 12
    Lucy Wells 10
    Talcutt Wells 7
    Olive Wells 5
    Michaiel Nugent 30; Head of Household=Moses S Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Moses Wells
    Name: Moses Wells
    Age in 1860: 71
    Birth Year: abt 1789
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1860: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Scottsville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Moses Wells 71
    Myra Wells 60
    Jane Wells 24
    Seth Wells 22
    Lucy Wells 20
    Tlcot Wells 17
    Olive Wells 15

    ; Head of Household=Moses S Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Summit, Steele Co., Minnesota, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Seth Wells
    Name: Seth Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1837
    Age in 1870: 33
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Summit, Steele, Minnesota
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Berlin
    Household Members: Name Age
    Seth Wells 33
    Marietta Wells 33
    William W Wells 2
    Josephine Wells 2
    Harmon Rulifson 70 [grandfather]
    Lucy Wells 30
    Edwin Roberts 13
    Abel Chamberlain 24; Head of Household=Seth Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Myra A. Wells
    Name: Myra A. Wells
    Home in 1880: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Age: 80
    Estimated birth year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Mother
    Father's birthplace: Massachusetts
    Mother's birthplace: New Hampshire
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
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    Seth Wells 42
    Mariette Wells 43
    William W. Wells 12
    Josephine Wells 12
    Marion Wells 6
    Myra Wells 5
    Myra A. Wells 80
    Lucy Wells 40

    ; Head of Household=Seth Welles

John Talcott Welles1

M, #52940, b. 14 January 1843, d. after 1930
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Moses Wells
    Name: Moses Wells
    Age: 59
    Estimated birth year: abt 1791
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Family Number: 217
    Household Members: Name Age
    Moses Wells 59
    Mira A Wells 51
    Elizabeth Wells 24
    Moses A Wells 22
    Ann Wells 20
    Lois G Wells 18
    Wm W Wells 16
    Jane Wells 14
    Seth Wells 12
    Lucy Wells 10
    Talcutt Wells 7
    Olive Wells 5
    Michaiel Nugent 30; Head of Household=Moses S Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Moses Wells
    Name: Moses Wells
    Age in 1860: 71
    Birth Year: abt 1789
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1860: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Scottsville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Moses Wells 71
    Myra Wells 60
    Jane Wells 24
    Seth Wells 22
    Lucy Wells 20
    Tlcot Wells 17
    Olive Wells 15

    ; Head of Household=Moses S Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Jaket Wells
    Name: Jaket Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1843
    Age in 1870: 27
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Scottsville
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jaket Wells 27 [John Talcott]
    Mira Wells 71 [mother]
    Jane Wells 34 [sister]; Household Member=Almira 'Myra' Allen Goodhue, Household Member=Jane A Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; Scottsville, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Talcolt Wells
    Name: Talcolt Wells
    Home in 1880: Scottsville, Monroe, New York
    Age: 38
    Estimated birth year: abt 1842
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Cysene Wells
    Father's birthplace: Connecticut
    Mother's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Carpenter
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Talcolt Wells 38
    Cysene Wells 32
    Stephen Wells 3
    Noland Wells 1
    Wells 3m
    Mathe Clark 16
    Harmon Rulifson 82 [grandfather]; Household Member=Stephen Welles, Household Member=Nolan G Welles, Household Member=Robert R Welles, Household Member=Serena E _____
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Scottsville, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about John Wells
    Name: John Wells
    Home in 1900: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Age: 57
    Birth Date: Jan 1843
    Birthplace: New York
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Spouse's name: Serena Wells
    Marriage Year: 1873
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 27
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Wells 57
    Serena Wells 52
    Stephen Wells 23
    Nolan G Wells 22
    Robert R Wells 20
    Ward H Wells 18
    John T Wells 14

    ; Household Member=Stephen Welles, Household Member=Nolan G Welles, Household Member=Robert R Welles, Household Member=John Talcott Welles, Household Member=Ward H Welles, Household Member=Serena E _____
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Wheatland, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about John Wells Sr.
    Name: John Wells Sr.
    [John T Sr Wells Sr.]
    Age in 1910: 67
    Estimated birth year: abt 1843
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Connecticut
    Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Serena Wells
    Home in 1910: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Wells Sr. 67
    Serena Wells 62
    Ward H Wells 26
    John S Wells Jr. 24

    ; Household Member=John Talcott Welles, Household Member=Ward H Welles, Household Member=Serena E _____
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Scottsville, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about John Talcot Wells
    Name: John Talcot Wells
    [John Faleot Wells]
    Home in 1920: Wheatland, Monroe, New York
    Age: 76
    Estimated birth year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Serena Wells
    Father's Birth Place: Connecticut
    Mother's Birth Place: New York
    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
    John Talcot Wells 76
    Serena Wells 71
    John Wells 33

    ; Household Member=Serena E _____, Household Member=John Talcott Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1930; Scottsville, Monroe Co., New York, USAG;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Talcott J Wells
    Name: Talcott J Wells
    Home in 1930: Scottsville, Monroe, New York
    View Map
    Age: 87
    Estimated birth year: abt 1843
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Serena E Wells
    Race: White
    Household Members: Name Age
    Talcott J Wells 87
    Serena E Wells 81
    John Wells 44

    ; Household Member=Serena E _____, Household Member=John Talcott Welles

Family: Serena E _____ b. Oct 1847

Citations

  1. Middle name from 1930 census.

Esther Wells1

F, #52941, b. 2 September 1781, d. 23 April 1828
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1800; Mrs. Montague (Welles)

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersBonnieDocumentsThe Master Genealogist v8GedcomsNY-Misc.ged imported on 2013/06/22 at 21:04:34.

Timothy Welles

M, #52942, b. 1703, d. circa 1750
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Family:

Noah Welles

M, #52943, b. circa 1730, d. 1816
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Family: Elizabeth Warner b. c 1770

Noah Burrell Welles

M, #52944, b. 27 June 1794, d. 17 August 1857
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 27 June 1794; Canaan, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1822; Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG; Bride=Phebe Palmer Hewitt
  • (Deceased) Death*: 17 August 1857; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG
  • (Interred) Obituary*: 20 August 1857; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG; "Sudden Death. --- Noah B Wells, an old resident of this village, died very suddenly on Monday last. He was about as usual on Sunday, complained of a slight indisposition on Monday morning, saying that he had some peculiar bodily sensations, differing from any ever experienced by him before, but was apparently in good health, till about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when he suddenly fell to the floor in a fit of apoplexy, and ceased breathing in a very few minutes. He was 63 years of age."
  • (Interred) Obituary: 27 August 1857; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG; "In this village, August 17, of apoplexy, Noah B Wells, in his 64th year of his age.
    The deceased was a native of Cannan, Conn., but removed to St. Albans in 1812, and has since resided here. Engaged in merecantile life during a greater portion of forty-five years, he commanded the respect of the community for his character as a merchant and a citizen, and was known in the church with which he was connected for 42 years and especially
    in his household, as a humble, consistent, and devout Christian. Himself and the late Henry Wells, Esq, his brother are the last surviving members of his family."
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1830; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG; 1830 United States Federal Census about Noah B Wells
    Name:     Noah B Wells
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     St Albans, Franklin, Vermont
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     3
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     3
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     6
    Total Free White Persons:     10
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     10
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG; 1840 United States Federal Census about N B Wells
    Name:     N B Wells
    [Noah B Wells]
    [N B Well]
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     St Albans, Franklin, Vermont
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Persons Employed in Commerce:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     7
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     3
    Total Free White Persons:     10
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     10
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Noah B Wells
    Name: Noah B Wells
    Age: 56
    Estimated birth year: abt 1794
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): St Albans, Franklin, Vermont
    Family Number: 187
    Household Members: Name Age
    Noah B Wells 56
    Phebe P Wells 50
    George Beals 25
    H Jennison 26
    Bridget Fallan 19
    Michael Day 12
    Ann Day 31
    Julia Obrien 34
    M Cushlaw 39; Household Member=Phebe Palmer Hewitt

Family: Phebe Palmer Hewitt b. 13 Jan 1801, d. a 1880

Hon. William Palmer Welles

M, #52945, b. 15 February 1831, d. 4 March 1891
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Hon. Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Burlington, Chittenden Co., Vermont, USAG; 1850 United States Federal Census about Wm P Wells
    Name:     Wm P Wells
    Age:     19
    Birth Year:     abt 1831
    Birthplace:     Vermont
    Home in 1850:     Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont
    Gender:     Male
    Family Number:     22
    occ: student
    living in boarding house
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Age in 1860: 31
    Birth Year: abt 1829
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Detroit Ward 7, Wayne, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    (boarding house)
    William Wells 31
    Mary Wells 27
    William Wells 1; Household Member=Mary Campbell, Household Member=William Noah Burrell Welles
  • Milt-Event*: 1 July 1863; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
    about William P Wills
    Name: William P Wills
    Residence: Detroit, Michigan
    Class: 1
    Congressional District: 1st
    Age on 1 July 1863: 30
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Married
    Place of Birth: Vermont
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1830
    Age in 1870: 40
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1870: Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
    Race: White
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Detroit
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Wells 40
    Mary Wells 39
    Mary Wells 7
    Charles Wells 1
    Annie Ward 21
    Sarah Anderson 28

    ; Household Member=Mary Campbell, Household Member=Mary Ellen Welles, Household Member=Charles Maynard Welles
  • Note: 1874; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about William P Wells
    Name:     William P Wells
    Residence Year:     1873
    Street Address:     103 Congress W
    Residence Place:     Detroit, Michigan
    Occupation:     Lawyer
    Publication Title:     Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1873
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Wm. P Hemis
    Name: Wm. P Hemis
    [William P Wells]
    Home in 1880: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    Age: 49
    Estimated birth year: abt 1831
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Mary
    Father's birthplace: Vermont
    Mother's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Lawyer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Wm. P Hemis 49
    Mary Hemis 49
    Charles W. Hemis 11
    Valeria Campbell 60

    ; Household Member=Mary Campbell, Household Member=Charles Maynard Welles
  • Note: 1890; History of Detroit and Wayne County and early Michigan, Vol 2, by Silas Farmer, 1890, NY, S Farmer & Co for Munsell & Co.

    WILLIAM PALMER WELLS, the son of Noah Burrall and Phoebe Palmer (Hewitt) Wells, was born at St. Albans, in Franklin County, Vermont, February 15, 1831. His father, a lineal descendant of Thomas Weils, an early Governor of Connecticut, was born in Old Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, in 1794, and settled in St. Albans, Vermont, in 1812, where he was engaged in mercantile pursuits until his death in 1857. His mother was born in Pawlet, Vermont, in 1801, and was a descendant of the Palmer family of Stonington, Connecticut. She died at Detroit in 1882.

    William P. Wells took a preparatory college course at the Franklin County Grammar School at St. Albans, and then entered the University of Vermont at Burlington, and after spending four years, graduated with the degree of A. B. in 1851. After graduation he commenced the study of law at St. Albans. In 1852 he entered the law school of Harvard University, and in 1854 graduated with the degree of LL. B., receiving the highest honors of his class for a thesis on " The Adoption of the Principles of Equity Jurisprudence into the Administration of the Common Law." The same year he received the degree of M. A. from the University of Vermont, and in 1854 was admitted to the bar of his native State at St. Albans. In January, 1856, he settled in Detroit, entering the law office of James V. Campbell. In March following he was admitted to the bar of Michigan, and in November of the same year became a partner of James V. Campbell, the partnership continuing until Judge Campbell's accession to the bench in 1858 as one of the judges of the Supreme Court of Michigan. From that time to the present Mr. Wells has continued the practice of law alone in Detroit. His

    legal talents early won just recognition, and his practice has extended to all the courts of the State and United States. He has been counsel in many of the most important litigations of the past twentyfive years, notably in cases involving the constitutionality of the War Confiscation Acts, heard in the Supreme Court of the United States in 1869 and 1870.

    He was a member of the Legislature of Michigan in 1865-6, as a representative from the city of Detroit. As a member of the Committee on Elections, he took an active part in the contested election cases, and made a report strongly urging the Legislature to follow the decision of the Supreme Court upon the "Soldier Voting Law."

    He was a member of the Board of Education of Detroit in 1863-4, and chairman of the Committee on Library. In the latter capacity he made an elaborate report in favor of the foundation of a library which became a basis for the plan of the present Public Library, and at its opening in March, 1865, he made the principal address.

    In 1874-5, during the leave of absence of Judge Charles I. Walker, Kent Professor of Law in the University of Michigan, Mr. Wells was appointed to the vacancy. On Judge Walker's resignation in 1876. Mr. Wells was appointed to the professorship, a position he held until December, 1885, when he resigned because of the interference of its duties with his legal practice. The subjects assigned to this professorship, and of which Mr. Wells had charge, were Corporations, Contracts, Commercial Law generally, Partnership, and Agency. L'pon his resignation an address was presented him by the students, and resolutions of commendation adopted by the Regency.

    From January 1, 1887, to the close of the college year, Mr. Wells held the position of Lecturer on Constitutional History and Constitutional Law in the University of Michigan, temporarily discharging the duties of Judge Cooley, Professor of American History and Constitutional Law in that institution. In June, 1887, he was again called by the Regency to the Kent Professorship in the law school, and he now holds that position. The subject of Constitutional Law was added to those of which he has charge.

    Outside of his professional work, Mr. Wells has given attention to general studies within the wide range of intellectual culture, and is often called upon for addresses upon literary and other occasions. At the commencement of the Law Department of the University of Michigan, in 1870, he delivered an address on " The Public Relations of the Legal Profession," and in 1875 one on "The Relations of Educated Men to American Politics," before the Associate Alumni of the University of Vermont, in 1876 on "The Civil Liberty of New England" before the New England Society of Ann Arbor, and on " The Relations of Lawyers to the Reform of the Law," at the commencement of the Law Department of the University of Michigan in 1883. At the Legislative Reunion at Lansing in June, 1886, he delivered an address upon "The Legislative Power in a Free Commonwealth;" also memorial addresses in Detroit, on Decoration Day, 1883 and 1884.

    Always an earnest advocate of the free trade policy, he is vice-president of the American Free Trade League, and an honorary member of the Cobden Club of England.

    He was one of the earliest members of the American Bar Association, organized in 1878, which holds its annual session at Saratoga, N. Y., and for several years has been a member of the General Council; and in 1888 was elected chairman of the General Council. At the meeting in 1886, he presented a paper on " The Dartmouth College Case and Private Corporations," which has been reprinted from the transactions of the Association, and widely circulated, attracting much attention.

    Among the members of the legal profession, Mr. Wells stands in the front rank. As an advocate, a lecturer, and a gentleman of broad and liberal culture, he holds a place among the best, and his legal attainments, tested by long practice in important cases, justified his selection as an associate with Judges Cooley and Campbell in the law faculty of the University.

    His legal studies, however, have not fully engrossed his attention, and the intervals of freedom from pressing professional duties have been devoted to following avenues of intellectual culture opened by a liberal education.

    Naturally a clear and vigorous thinker, and possessing the valuable gift of clear and forcible expression, he needed only the opportunities he has enjoyed to secure eminence as an orator, alike at the bar, in the political arena, and in the halls of the University.

    For his duties in connection with the University he possesses special fitness, and it is by that work that he will be most widely remembered. The professional successes of a lawyer, however useful or beneficial, are comparatively ephemeral, but the teacher who has been the means of giving an intellectual impetus, and who has imparted the clear light of absolute knowledge to the inquiring mind, is sure of being held in grateful remembrance. That Mr. Wells has been greatly successful as a professor is conceded by all who have any knowledge of the University, and especially by the students who have been fortunate in having him as an instructor. His abilities are such as to command

    acquaintanceship with many persons distinguished in professional and political life.

    He has long taken an active and leading part in party politics; he is, however, always dignified, selfrespecting and courteous to his political opponents, and incapable of descending to the ignoble practices so common in the political arena.

    His party affiliations have always been with the Democratic party, and he has been prominent and active in its councils and efforts in Michigan. During the War for the Union he was a strong War Democrat and ably supported the Government in the suppression of the Rebellion. In 1866 he was a delegate from Michigan to the Union National Convention in Philadelphia. In 1868 he was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, and in 1883 and in 1888, President of the Democratic State Convention. Often urged by his party, especially since its accession to control in the Federal Government, for high positions, he has steadily refused to seek office. His religious affiliations are with the Protestant Episcopal Church, and he is a member of St, Paul's Parish.

    He was married October 14, 1857, to Mary Campbell, youngest daughter of Henry M. Campbell. They have had four children, of whom only one, Charles William, is now living.


  • Note*: 10 September 2009; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; William P. Wells
    William P. Wells taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1874 -1891.

    Date of Birth: 1831
    Date of Death: 1891





    Biography

    William Palmer Wells was born at St. Albans, Vermont, February 15, 1831. He took a preparatory course at the Franklin County Grammar School in St. Albans, and then entered the University of Vermont, where he was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1851. He commenced the study of law in St. Albans and took the degree of Bachelor of Laws at Harvard University in 1854. He received the highest honors of his class for a thesis on the Adoption of the Principles of Equity Jurisprudence into the Administration of the Common Law. The same year he was admitted to the Bar at St. Albans, and also received the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Vermont. In January, 1856, he removed to Detroit, Michigan, and entered the office of James V. Campbell. After a few months he became partner in the business and continued such until 1858, when Mr. Campbell became one of the judges of the Supreme Court of Michigan. Mr. Wells now continued in the legal profession without a partner. He soon became one of the leading lawyers of Michigan, his practice extending to all the courts of the State and to the courts of the United States. In 1874, during the absence of Charles I. Walker, Kent Professor of Law in the University of Michigan, he was appointed Lecturer on Law; and on Mr. Walker’s resignation in 1876, he was appointed to the vacant professorship. He continued in this position till 1885, when he was obliged to resign on account of pressure of private business. In January, 1887, he came a second time to the University to fill a vacancy caused by the temporary absence of Judge Cooley, Professor of American History and Constitutional Law; and in June of the same year he was called again to the Kent Professorship of Law, which he retained up to the time of his death. He was a member of the American Bar Association and for many years a member of its general council. He died suddenly at Detroit, March 4, 1891.

    -- From "History of the University of Michigan" by Burke Aaron Hinsdale. Published by the University of Michigan in 1906.

    Title: The history of Detroit and Michigan; or, The metropolis illustrated; a full record of territorial days in Michigan, and the annals of Wayne County. By Silas Farmer ...
    Author: Farmer, Silas, 1839-1902


Family: Mary Campbell b. 1831

Mary Campbell

F, #52946, b. 1831
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Campbell)
  • Married Name: 14 October 1857; Mrs. Welles (Campbell)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Age in 1860: 31
    Birth Year: abt 1829
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Detroit Ward 7, Wayne, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    (boarding house)
    William Wells 31
    Mary Wells 27
    William Wells 1; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1830
    Age in 1870: 40
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1870: Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
    Race: White
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Detroit
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Wells 40
    Mary Wells 39
    Mary Wells 7
    Charles Wells 1
    Annie Ward 21
    Sarah Anderson 28

    ; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Wm. P Hemis
    Name: Wm. P Hemis
    [William P Wells]
    Home in 1880: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    Age: 49
    Estimated birth year: abt 1831
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Mary
    Father's birthplace: Vermont
    Mother's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Lawyer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Wm. P Hemis 49
    Mary Hemis 49
    Charles W. Hemis 11
    Valeria Campbell 60

    ; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles

Family: Hon. William Palmer Welles b. 15 Feb 1831, d. 4 Mar 1891

William Noah Burrell Welles

M, #52947, b. 1858, d. 1862
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Age in 1860: 31
    Birth Year: abt 1829
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Detroit Ward 7, Wayne, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    (boarding house)
    William Wells 31
    Mary Wells 27
    William Wells 1; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles

Henry Welles

M, #52948, b. 1866, d. 1866
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Mary Ellen Welles

F, #52949, b. 1863, d. 1873
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1830
    Age in 1870: 40
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1870: Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
    Race: White
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Detroit
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Wells 40
    Mary Wells 39
    Mary Wells 7
    Charles Wells 1
    Annie Ward 21
    Sarah Anderson 28

    ; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles

Charles Maynard Welles

M, #52950, b. 29 July 1868, d. 1917
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 29 July 1868; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911
    about Charles Wm Wells
    Name: Charles Wm Wells
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birth Place: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Birth Date: 29 Jul 1868
    Father's Name: William Wells
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont
    Mother's Name: Mary C Wells
    Mother's Birth Place: Buffalo, N Y
    FHL Film Number: 1377654
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1917; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; Birth: 1858
    Death: 1917





    Burial:
    Elmwood Cemetery
    Detroit
    Wayne County
    Michigan, USA
    Plot: Sec Q

    Created by: Twist
    Record added: Sep 07, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 96672846


    same stone as parents: William Palmer and Mary (Campbell) WELLS
  • Name Variation: Charles William Wells; per his father's bio his name is Charles William Wells rather than Charles Maynard Wells

    Title: The history of Detroit and Michigan; or, The metropolis illustrated; a full record of territorial days in Michigan, and the annals of Wayne County. By Silas Farmer ...
    Author: Farmer, Silas, 1839-1902
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1830
    Age in 1870: 40
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1870: Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
    Race: White
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Detroit
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Wells 40
    Mary Wells 39
    Mary Wells 7
    Charles Wells 1
    Annie Ward 21
    Sarah Anderson 28

    ; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Wm. P Hemis
    Name: Wm. P Hemis
    [William P Wells]
    Home in 1880: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    Age: 49
    Estimated birth year: abt 1831
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Mary
    Father's birthplace: Vermont
    Mother's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Lawyer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Wm. P Hemis 49
    Mary Hemis 49
    Charles W. Hemis 11
    Valeria Campbell 60

    ; Head of Household=Hon. William Palmer Welles

Phebe Palmer Hewitt

F, #52951, b. 13 January 1801, d. after 1880
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Hewitt)
  • Married Name: circa 1822; Mrs. Welles (Hewitt)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; St Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Noah B Wells
    Name: Noah B Wells
    Age: 56
    Estimated birth year: abt 1794
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): St Albans, Franklin, Vermont
    Family Number: 187
    Household Members: Name Age
    Noah B Wells 56
    Phebe P Wells 50
    George Beals 25
    H Jennison 26
    Bridget Fallan 19
    Michael Day 12
    Ann Day 31
    Julia Obrien 34
    M Cushlaw 39; Head of Household=Noah Burrell Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census about Phebe Wells
    Name:     Phebe Wells
    Age in 1860:     59
    Birth Year:     abt 1801
    Birthplace:     Vermont
    Home in 1860:     Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
    Gender:     Female
    Post Office:     Detroit
    Value of real estate:     View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Alfred Russell     30
    Ellen Russell     26
    Anna Russell     5
    Alice Russell     2
    Phebe Wells     59
    Geo Russell     24
    Mary Harkins     19
    Artha Colwell     45
    Ellen Brooks     25
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; 1870 United States Federal Census about Pheebie P Wells
    Name:     Pheebie P Wells
    Age in 1870:     69
    Birth Year:     abt 1801
    Birthplace:     Connecticut
    Home in 1870:     Detroit Ward 1, Wayne, Michigan
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Post Office:     Detroit
    Value of real estate:     View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Alfred Russell     40
    Ellen P Russell     33
    Amabel Russell     15
    Alice Russell     11
    Susan Russell     9
    Pheebe Russell     7
    James Lightfood     28
    Elizabeth Sheridan     25
    Amelia West     30
    Mary North     35
    Pheebie P Wells     69
  • Note*: 1874; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about Phebe P Wells
    Name:     Phebe P Wells
    Gender:     F (Female)
    Residence Year:     1874
    Street Address:     220 Lafayette ave
    Residence Place:     Detroit, Michigan
    Spouse: widow of     
    Noah B Wells
    Publication Title:     Detroit, Michigan, City Directory, 1874
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census about Phoebe Wells
    Name:     Phoebe Wells
    Age:     79
    Birth Year:     abt 1801
    Birthplace:     Vermont
    Home in 1880:     Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Female
    Relation to Head of House:     Mother
    Marital Status:     Widowed
    Father's Birthplace:     Connecticut
    Mother's Birthplace:     Connecticut
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:

    View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Alfred Russell     50
    Ellen Russell     48
    Phoebe Russell     17
    Lousa B. Russell     10
    Phoebe Wells     79
    Margaret Matzen     17
    Minnie Saunders     23
    Benji. F. B. Jones     32
    Allace C. Russell     22

Family: Noah Burrell Welles b. 27 Jun 1794, d. 17 Aug 1857

Eleazer Welles

M, #52952, b. circa 1725
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Family:

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Diantha Welles

F, #52953, b. 3 November 1807, d. after 1876
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1820; Mrs. Putnam (Welles)

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elcy Marie Welles

F, #52954, b. 31 August 1812, d. 4 August 1867
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Mrs. Whittenberger (Welles)
  • Married Name: 1835; Mrs. Welton (Welles)

Family 1: William Whittenberger b. c 1810, d. b 1835

Family 2: Ransom M Welton b. 1815

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ransom M Welton

M, #52955, b. 1815
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Family: Elcy Marie Welles b. 31 Aug 1812, d. 4 Aug 1867

Jerome Wells

M, #52956, b. 2 April 1813, d. 21 November 1880
  • Reference: W001 ID999

Family: Louise C Rice b. c 1820

Louise C Rice

F, #52957, b. circa 1820
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 21 July 1842; Mrs. Wells (Rice)

Family: Jerome Wells b. 2 Apr 1813, d. 21 Nov 1880

Georgianna L Wells

M, #52958, b. 25 April 1843, d. 6 November 1919
  • Reference: W001 ID999

Family: Frederick Bartlett Doten b. 1841

Frederick Bartlett Doten

F, #52959, b. 1841
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1868; Mrs. Wells (Dotan)

Family: Georgianna L Wells b. 25 Apr 1843, d. 6 Nov 1919

Jerome Wells

M, #52960, b. 9 September 1869
  • Reference: W001 ID999

Mary A Wells

F, #52961, b. 4 August 1872, d. 6 September 1873
  • Reference: W001 ID999

Florence E Wells

F, #52962, b. 22 April 1875
  • Reference: W001 ID999

Dr. Harlow Willard Welles MD

M, #52963, b. 15 April 1809, d. after 1875
  • Reference: W001 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Dr. Wells MD

Family: Frances E Smith b. c 1810

Frances E Smith

F, #52964, b. circa 1810
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Smith)
  • Married Name: 26 June 1837; Mrs. Welles (Smith)

Family: Dr. Harlow Willard Welles MD b. 15 Apr 1809, d. a 1875

Marquis Knapp

M, #52965, b. circa 1825
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Mary Amanda Wells b. 8 May 1829, d. 26 Nov 1904

Hannah Welles

F, #52966, b. 22 December 1801
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: 1822; Mrs. Loveland (Welles)

Family: George Loveland b. c 1800

George Loveland

M, #52967, b. circa 1800
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Family: Hannah Welles b. 22 Dec 1801

Eliza O Pierson

F, #52968, b. circa 1825
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 30 November 1858; Mrs. Wells (Pierson)

Family: William Sewall Wells b. 8 Sep 1824, d. 26 Dec 1878