Elizabeth Welles

F, #53765, b. 2 September 1820, d. 7 March 1821
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Samuel Welles

M, #53766, b. 20 February 1821, d. after 1822
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 20 February 1821; Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG; Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
    about Samuel Welles
    Name: Samuel Welles
    [Samuel Wells, Weell]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 20 Feb 1821
    Birth Location: Glastonbury
    Parent Name: Joseph
    Parent Name: Lucy
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1822
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Jane Elizabeth Welles

F, #53767, b. 17 July 1823
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 17 July 1823; Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG; Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
    about Jane Elizabeth Welles
    Name: Jane Elizabeth Welles
    [Jane Elizabeth Wells, Weell]
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 17 Jul 1823
    Birth Location: Glastonbury
    Parent Name: Joseph
    Parent Name: Lucy
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Ann Wells

F, #53768, b. 15 November 1747
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 15 November 1747; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USAG; Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
    about Ann Welles
    Name: Ann Welles
    [Ann Weles, Wells, Wills]
    Gender: Female
    Birth Date: 15 Nov 1747
    Birth Location: Stratford
    Parent Name: Joseph Jr.
    Parent Name: Martha

Citations

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Jerusha Wells (2)

F, #53769, b. 13 December 1755
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 10 January 1782; Mrs. Dayton (Wells)

Family: Andrew Dayton b. c 1760

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Jerusha     spouse     Andrew DAYTON     m     10-Jan     1782

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Mehitable Goodrich

F, #53770, b. 6 March 1753, d. 1 September 1836
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 6 March 1753; Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 24 November 1773; Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG; Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
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    Name:      John Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Marriage Date:      24 Nov 1773
    Marriage Place:      Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA
    Spouse:      Mehetable Goodrich
    Parent Name:      John; Groom=John Welles
  • Death*: 1 September 1836; Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USAG; U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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    Name:      Mehitable Welles
    Maiden Name:      Goodrich
    Birth Date:      6 Mar 1753
    Birth Place:      Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America
    Death Date:      1 Sep 1836
    Cemetery:      Green Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place:      Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America
    Has Bio?:      Y
    Father:      William Goodrich
    Mother:      Mehitabel Stratton
    Spouse:      John Welles
    Children:      Horace Welles
    Jerusha Welles
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Goodrich)
  • Married Name: 24 November 1773; Mrs. Welles (Goodrich)

Family: John Welles b. 2 Sep 1754, d. 9 May 1802

Elcy Ayres

F, #53771, b. 16 May 1784, d. 4 August 1867
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 28 October 1802; Mrs. Wells (Ayres)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Nathan Wells
    Name: Nathan Wells
    Age: 71
    Estimated birth year: abt 1779
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1966
    Household Members: Name Age
    Nathan Wells 71
    Elide Wells 67
    Phillips Duillhiet 56
    Frost Duillhiet 46

    ; Head of Household=Dea. Nathan Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Head of Household=Lewis Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age in 1860: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Indianola, Warren, Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Indianola
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 38
    Sarah Wells 33
    Electa Wells 16
    L W Wells 14 [Lucius]
    Le W Wells 10 [Lewis]
    Elsy I Wells 76
    L B Clapp 33
    Truman Tryor 24
    Mary Kight 19; Head of Household=Lewis Welles

Family: Dea. Nathan Wells b. 12 Nov 1778

Citations

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Phebe Welles

F, #53772, b. circa 1770
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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David Shelton Welles

M, #53773, b. circa 1774
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1810; Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York, USAG; 1810 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Daniel Wells
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State):      Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:      2
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :      1
    Number of Household Members Under 16:      2
    Number of Household Members Over 25:      1
    Number of Household Members:      5
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1830; Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York, USAG; 1830 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Danial Wells
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):      Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:      1
    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:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:      3
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:      2
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:      1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:      11
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:      2
    Total Free White Persons:      13
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):      13

Citations

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Sarry Ruth Welles

F, #53774, b. circa 1776
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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Lewis Welles

M, #53775, b. 28 March 1821, d. after 1880
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1834; Medina Co., Ohio, USAG; moved
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Household Member=Lucius W Welles, Household Member=Electa Welles, Household Member=Willoughby L Welles, Household Member=Lewis W Welles, Household Member=Sarah Jenkins, Household Member=Elcy Ayres, Household Member=Whitney Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1853; Wayne Co., Iowa, USAG; relocated
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1854; Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USAG; In the fall of 1854 he went out to Omaha, Nebraska, built the first hotel at that place which he called the Douglas House, and boarded the first legislatie body of the State. At the end of one year, he returned to Indianola
  • Note: circa 1855; Holly Springs, Marshall Co., Mississippi, USAG; He owned a livery and sale stable in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and shipped horses and mules to that place, and at the same time ran five mail routes for the government.
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1855; Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG; he returned to Indianola and bought the Hackett Mill, which he ran for about two years and was also engaged in the dry goods business.
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age in 1860: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Indianola, Warren, Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Indianola
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 38
    Sarah Wells 33
    Electa Wells 16
    L W Wells 14 [Lucius]
    Le W Wells 10 [Lewis]
    Elsy I Wells 76
    L B Clapp 33
    Truman Tryor 24
    Mary Kight 19; Household Member=Electa Welles, Household Member=Lewis W Welles, Household Member=Elcy Ayres, Household Member=Lucius W Welles, Household Member=Sarah Jenkins
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1865; Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, USAG; In 1863 he went to St. Louis, engaging in the commission business, but soon sold out and came to Des Moines, where he bought stock. For a short time he was engaged in the livery business at Clinton, Iowa, and then moved to Peoria, Illinois, where he followed his business nearly three years.
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Des Moines Twp., Polk Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about L Wells
    Name: L Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1821
    Age in 1870: 49
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Des Moines Ward 6, Polk, Iowa
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Des Moines
    Household Members: Name Age
    L Wells 49
    Abba Wells 28

    ; Household Member=Abigail J Paris
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Des Moines Twp., Polk Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Home in 1880: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
    Age: 50
    Estimated birth year: abt 1830
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Abagil Wells
    Father's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Druggist
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 50
    Abagil Wells 36
    Joseph Warren 25; Household Member=Abigail J Paris

Family 1: Electa L Phinney b. c 1822, d. 1 Nov 1843

Family 2: Sarah Jenkins b. 1827

Family 3: Abigail J Paris b. 1843

Citations

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John A Welles

M, #53776, b. 5 March 1806, d. after 1860
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about John Wells
    Name: John Wells
    Age: 42
    Estimated birth year: abt 1808
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1953
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Wells 42
    Caroline Wells 42
    Margaret Wells 22
    Magdelane Wells 19
    Elzey Wells 16
    Daniel Wells 12
    Mary Wells 6
    Orlinda Wells 4
    Lovin B Clapp 23

    ; Household Member=Margaret Welles, Household Member=Magdalene Welles, Household Member=Elcy Welles, Household Member=David Welles, Household Member=Mary Welles, Household Member=Orlinda Welles, Household Member=Caroline _____
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Washington, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about John A Wells
    Name: John A Wells
    Age in 1860: 55
    Birth Year: abt 1805
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Washington, Warren, Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Indianola
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Eva Wells 8
    L Shippy 17
    Jesse Reed 19
    John A Wells 55
    Catharine Wells 53
    David Wells 22
    Mary Wells 16
    Orlinda Wells 14

    ; Household Member=Caroline _____, Household Member=David Welles, Household Member=Mary Welles, Household Member=Orlinda Welles

Family: Caroline _____ b. 1808

Citations

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Maria Welles (1)

F, #53777, b. 4 April 1809, d. 8 October 1910
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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Maria Welles (2)

F, #53778, b. 24 January 1811
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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Nathan David Welles

M, #53779, b. 7 September 1815, d. 17 September 1815
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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Calvin Conrad Ten Eyck Welles

M, #53780, b. 29 May 1818, d. before 1850
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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Nathan Lewis Welles

M, #53781, b. 28 March 1820, d. after 1814
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1830; Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York, USAG; 1830 United States Federal Census
    about Nathan Wells
    Name: Nathan Wells
    Home in 1830: Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York
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    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; Johnstown, Fulton Co., New York, USAG; 1840 United States Federal Census
    about Nathan Wells
    Name: Nathan Wells
    Township: Johnstown
    County: Fulton
    State: New York
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 6
    Persons Employed in Commerce: 2
    Persons Employed in Learned Professional Engineers: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 6
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

Citations

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Richard Henry Welles

M, #53782, b. 28 November 1821, d. after 1822
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Citations

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Edgar Welles

M, #53783, b. 1846, d. after 1870
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Newark, Allegan Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Andrew S Wells
    Name: Andrew S Wells
    Age: 50
    Estimated birth year: abt 1800
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Newark, Allegan, Michigan
    Family Number: 22
    Household Members: Name Age
    Andrew S Wells 50
    Mary Wells 44
    Emily Wells 17
    Edgar Wells 4

    ; Head of Household=Andrew Shelton Welles

Citations

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Lemuel French

M, #53784, b. 10 September 1792, d. 23 September 1826
  • Reference: W015 ID999

Family: Maria Welles b. 1793

Benjamin Sumner Welles

M, #53785, b. 1 August 1916, d. January 2002
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 1 August 1916; Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto, JapanG
  • (Deceased) Death*: January 2002; Washington, Independent City, District of Columbia, USAG
  • (Interred) Obituary*: 4 January 2002; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; Benjamin Welles, Biographer And Journalist, Is Dead at 85
    By CELESTINE BOHLEN
    Benjamin Welles, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times on three continents and the author of a painfully revealing biography of his father, Sumner Welles, a major foreign policy adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, died on Wednesday in Washington. He was 85.

    Mr. Welles, a resident of Washington, had cancer, his family said.

    Mr. Welles, like his father, was born into a world of wealth and privilege, the best schools, the right contacts, the highest expectations. But instead of entering diplomacy, his father's calling, Benjamin Welles chose journalism.

    After graduating in 1938 from Harvard, his father's alma mater, Mr. Welles found work as a copy boy at The Times, rising to the reporting staff. He left to join the Army in 1942 and served with the Office of Strategic Services in North Africa and the Middle East, ending the war as a major.

    Mr. Welles returned to The Times in 1946 and spent 17 years as a foreign correspondent in China, London and Madrid. He covered the Hungarian uprising and the Algerian war against the French.

    Paul Hofmann, who was also a correspondent for The Times in Europe and North Africa, remembered how Mr. Welles thrived in the dangerous atmosphere of Algeria. ''He loved having secret rendezvous with disguised army officers,'' Mr. Hofmann said. ''He just lapped it up.''

    During his years in Madrid in the late 1950's and early 1960's, Mr. Welles often wrote about the most popular topic in Spain: the absolute power of Francisco Franco.

    In an article for The Times Magazine in 1960, when Franco was 67, in good health and with 15 more years in his reign, Mr. Welles confronted the issue of succession in a dictatorship.

    ''After 22 years in power, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still the sole, supreme authority in Spain,'' he wrote. ''The 'Sentinel of the West,' as he likes to be called, is chief of state, head of government, protector of the church, commander in chief of the armed forces and boss of the sole political party, the Falange. He approves the civil governors of all 50 provinces, the mayors of all cities, the members of the Cortes (Parliament). By a wave of his hand he can dismiss a dog catcher in the most remote pueblo. The very coinage proclaims him 'By the Grace of God -- Caudillo [Leader].'

    ''To those who ask about the future,'' Mr. Welles wrote, ''Franco's reply is: 'Spain is already a monarchy, everything is in place; everything has been thought out in advance.' ''

    In other words, Mr. Welles continued, the old general would determine which of two men, Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, the pretender to the throne, or Don Juan's son, Juan Carlos, would become king.

    Mr. Welles returned to Washington in 1963 to cover national security, and retired in 1972, when he began research on ''Sumner Welles: F.D.R.'s Global Strategist'' (St. Martin's Press, 1997).

    Mr. Welles came out of retirement in 1981 to work as a deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in the Reagan administration, a three-year stint that, he wrote later, ''would furnish me with incomparable insight into the feuds and pitfalls of federal service.''

    Besides writing the book about his father, Mr. Welles wrote ''Spain, The Gentle Anarchy'' (Praeger 1965). He was married to Cynthia Montieth, who died in 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Serena Moss of Coral Gables, Fla., and Merida Holman of New York; and five grandchildren.

    Benjamin Welles was born Aug. 1, 1916, at Kamakura, Japan, near Tokyo, where his father was third secretary at the United States Embassy. He attended Groton School, as had his father. He gained a reputation for song-and-dance antics with the Hasty Pudding club at Harvard, where a fellow undergraduate, Alan Jay Lerner, became a lifelong friend.

    Benjamin Welles's mother, Esther Slater, who divorced his father in 1923, was a Boston heiress; his stepmother, Mathilde Townsend Gerry, was known for her purchase of 42 black pearls from an exiled Russian nobleman for $400,000 in 1923. Like his father, Benjamin Welles was known as a man with expensive tastes; the son drove a Bentley around Washington and collected Ming dynasty ivories.

    Throughout his life, Mr. Welles was driven to redeem his father's reputation. Known for his impeccable tailoring and forbidding manner, Sumner Welles, a Latin American specialist, had been a family friend of President Roosevelt and became one of his closest foreign policy advisers.

    His influence and social prominence were bitterly resented by others in the State Department, most notably by Secretary of State Cordell Hull. In 1943, at the height of his career and in the middle of the war, Mr. Welles suddenly and mysteriously resigned as under secretary of state, never to return to public service.

    The reasons for the resignation were not fully revealed at the time, although much of the Washington elite had heard rumors about how this most formal of diplomats had made drunken overtures to Pullman porters aboard a presidential train in 1940. Details of the incident emerged in a scandal magazine in the late 1950's, but it fell to Benjamin Welles, the older of Sumner Welles's two sons and heir to his archives, to tell the full story.

    In the book, Benjamin Welles dealt directly with the scandal and his father's bisexuality in a three-page prologue. By his account, Sumner Welles, then 48 and at the peak of his career, had been summoned to accompany Roosevelt as he traveled to a funeral in Alabama in September 1940. During the overnight train journey, he drank heavily and about 4 a.m. demanded sexual favors from several porters. The advances were rejected and subsequently reported to government and railway officials.

    A report on the episode, compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Service, was delivered to President Roosevelt, who did nothing with it until 1943.

    It surfaced then as ammunition in the feud between Mr. Welles and Secretary of State Hull, and Mr. Hull's ally William Bullitt, a former ambassador to the Soviet Union and France. Mr. Roosevelt, fearing a widening split in the State Department, reluctantly asked for Sumner Welles's resignation.

    Sumner Welles never recovered. He went on to lecture, to travel and to write a newspaper column and several books, but scandal continued to haunt him and his family, as his drinking intensified and his behavior became more bizarre.

    On his death in 1961, Sumner Welles was eulogized in obituaries as an outstanding diplomat, with no mention of the anguish of his last years.

    In his biography, Benjamin Welles makes no secret of his devotion to his father. Referring to himself in the third person, he summoned up poignant memories of a small boy who treasured every encounter with a distant, enigmatic father.

    In one passage, he recalled a night in Haiti in 1923, when his father was United States commissioner:

    ''They spent the night in a white government guest house high above the clouds, where Ben fell instantly asleep in a rusty iron cot with broken springs. The next morning, to his surprise, he awakened in a four-poster canopied bed. Dissatisfied with his son's cot, Welles had quietly changed places with him in the night -- one of many small acts of tenderness which would bind father and son over the coming years.''

    Photo: Benjamin Welles (The New York Times, 1962)
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List: 19 November 1919; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1919
    Birth Year: 1918
    Birth Location Other: buenos aires
    Age: 1
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Buenos Aires
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Vestris; Passenger Head=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Manhattan, Kings Co., New York, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Benjaman S Wells
    Name: Benjaman S Wells
    [Benjiman S Wells]
    Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 10, New York, New York
    Age: 27
    Estimated birth year: abt 1893
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Ester S Wells
    Father's Birth Place: New York
    Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Benjaman S Wells 27
    Ester S Wells 27
    Benjaman S Wells 3
    [3 5/12]
    Arnold S Wells 1
    [1 4/12]
    James R Mc Innes 36
    Sousan Musset 25
    Jeanne Claubant 37
    Anna M Lynch 44

    ; Head of Household=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List: 21 May 1920; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 21 May 1920
    Birth Year: 1918
    Birth Location: Argentina
    Age: 1
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Southampton
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Adriatic; Passenger Head=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1930; Prince Georges Co., Maryland, USAG; 1930 United States Federal Census
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1919
    Birthplace: Argentina
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Election District 12, Prince George´S, Maryland
    View Map
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Father's Name: Summer Welles
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's name: Mathilde T Welles
    Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Summer Welles 38
    Mathilde T Welles 41
    Benjamin Welles 13
    Arnold Welles 11; Head of Household=Benjamin Sumner Welles

Esther Slater

F, #53786, b. 1892, d. 7 September 1957
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Slater)
  • Married Name: 14 April 1914; Mrs. Welles (Slater)
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List: 19 November 1919; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1919
    Birth Year: 1918
    Birth Location Other: buenos aires
    Age: 1
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Buenos Aires
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Vestris; Passenger Head=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Manhattan, Kings Co., New York, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Benjaman S Wells
    Name: Benjaman S Wells
    [Benjiman S Wells]
    Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 10, New York, New York
    Age: 27
    Estimated birth year: abt 1893
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Ester S Wells
    Father's Birth Place: New York
    Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Benjaman S Wells 27
    Ester S Wells 27
    Benjaman S Wells 3
    [3 5/12]
    Arnold S Wells 1
    [1 4/12]
    James R Mc Innes 36
    Sousan Musset 25
    Jeanne Claubant 37
    Anna M Lynch 44

    ; Head of Household=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List: 21 May 1920; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 21 May 1920
    Birth Year: 1918
    Birth Location: Argentina
    Age: 1
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Southampton
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Adriatic; Passenger Head=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • Married Name: circa 1924; Mrs. Kerrigan (Slater)
  • Prop-Purch*: 2 September 1947; Lake Wales, Polk Co., Florida, USAG; ESTHER SLATER KERRIGAN

    Esther Slater Kerrigan purchased the estate, September 3, 1947 ,from Louis A. Buck (and his wife, Dolly V. ) and Robert O. Buck (and hiswife, Josephine H. ) (DB 8111/29) She renamed the estate "Encierro",another Spanish word meaning "retreat" or "seclusion". (Scofield,19811; Simon and Shuster, 1973) Mrs . Kerrigan had previously purchasedthe R.W. Cox residence (#37) at Mountain Lake in 19116 but then sold itin 19117 - (Caldwell, 19811)Biography:She was a resident of Oyster Bay, Nassau Co. , New York when shepurchased the lot at Mountain Lake. (DB 8111/29) However, a domicilerecord included in the Abstract of Title stated that she had been aresident of Mountain Lake since the fall of 19113 and would maintain herpermanent home at Mountain Lake. (Absract of Title; Domicile Record1 /511 , November 29, 19147)She was firs t married to Sumner Welles ( 1892-1 961 ) who wasUndersecretary of State from 1937 to 19113, during President Franklin D.Roosevelt 's adminis tration. They had two sons , Arnold Nelson (b .1918) , who married Marianna L. , and Benjamin (b. 1915) , who marriedCynthia. (Scofield, 19811; Encyclopedia Americana, 1986; DB 9113/9)She later married Joseph J . Kerri gan, an army officer, butdivorced him February 17, 19118 and returned to her maiden name, EstherSlater. (Abstract of Title) She had one son in this marriage, HuntSlater Kerrigan (b. 1926) . (Note: the birth years were determined byan affidavit signed in 1952 and may be off by one year. )Life at Mountain Lake:Esther Slater spent the winters at "Encierro" until her death onSeptember 7, 1951 . (Scofield, 19811)In her will she left her estate to her sons, Arnold Nelson Wellesand Benjamin Welles. (WB 12/138) None of her children ever lived atMountain Lake as stated in an affidavit by her son, Arnold Nelson7 3 / 1 99 1
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    Welles . At the time of her death in 1 951 , he was 33 years old ,married , living in Washington, D. C. and employed by the Royal DutchAirlines for five years as Assistant General Manager. Benjamin Welleswas 36 years old, married and living in London, England with his wifeand child as a Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times, where hehad worked for the past twelve years. The youngest son, Hunter SlaterKerrigan, was 25 years old, married and living in Hamden, Connecticut.He had served overseas with the U.S. Marine Corp. from December 1950 toAugust 1951 . (Abstract of Title; Misc. Book 19/67, October 17, 1952)C. WILLIAM WOODWARD AND RUTH GREEN KEENRuth G . Keen purchased the property, "together with all householdfurnishings and equipment now located on and upon said premises", onOctober 23, 1952 from Arnold Nelson Welles and Benjamin Welles andtheir wives. (Abstract of Title; DB 9113/9) The Keen family changedthe name from "Encierro" to "Keenwood. " At that time she requested arelease "of said property from the option to repurchase" which wasgranted by Mountain Lake Corporation on October 211 , 1952. (Abstract ofTitle; DB 9113/

Family: Benjamin Sumner Welles b. 14 Oct 1892, d. 24 Sep 1961

Mathilde Scott Townsend

F, #53787, b. 1885, d. 1949
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Townsend)
  • Married Name: 1910; Mrs. Gerry (Townsend)
  • Married Name: 27 June 1925; Mrs. Welles (Townsend)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1930; Prince Georges Co., Maryland, USAG; 1930 United States Federal Census
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1919
    Birthplace: Argentina
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Election District 12, Prince George´S, Maryland
    View Map
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Father's Name: Summer Welles
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's name: Mathilde T Welles
    Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Summer Welles 38
    Mathilde T Welles 41
    Benjamin Welles 13
    Arnold Welles 11; Head of Household=Benjamin Sumner Welles

Family 1: Sen Peter Goelet Gerry b. c 1910

Family 2: Benjamin Sumner Welles b. 14 Oct 1892, d. 24 Sep 1961

Maj. Arnold Nelson Welles1

M, #53791, b. 19 September 1918, d. 29 August 2002
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 19 September 1918; Buenos Aires, ArgentinaG
  • (Deceased) Death*: 29 August 2002; Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia, USAG;
    Arnold Nelson Welles

    Birth 19 Sep 1918 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Death 29 Aug 2002 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
    Burial Calvary-Saint Barnabas Cemetery Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
    GPS Add coordinates
    Memorial ID 121216791
  • Burial: 29 August 2002; Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USAG;
    Arnold Nelson Welles

    Birth 19 Sep 1918 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Death 29 Aug 2002 Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
    Burial Calvary-Saint Barnabas Cemetery Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
    GPS Add coordinates
    Memorial ID 121216791
  • (Interred) Obituary*: 3 September 2002; Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia, USAG; Arnold Welles is a great-great-grandson of Samuel Slater. Graduated from Yale with honors in American history, he is now in the investment business and divides his time between Savannah, Georgia, and Northeast Harbor, Maine.


    Arnold Nelson Welles, 83, died Thursday, August 29, in his residence under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of an American diplomat. He completed preparatory school at Groton, in Massachusetts and graduated from Yale University in 1940. Following four and a half years in the Navy, he retired in 1945 as a Lieutenant Commander. For some years, he was Washington Representative for the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. In recent years, he was in the private investment business. His daughter, Cynthia Welles Borie, preceded him in death. Survivors: his wife, Marianna L. Welles of Savannah; two sons, Alexander Welles of Seattle, WA and Arnold Welles, Jr. of Gulf Stream, FL; daughter, Joan Welles Jackson of Washington, DC; four grandsons, Alexander Welles, William O. Welles, Arnold Welles, III, and Welles Borie. Visitation: 4:00-6:00 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwich, CT at a later date. Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, Inc., P. O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31406. Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel.

    Jim Gardner
    San Antonio, TX

    Arnold Nelson Welles, 83, died Thursday, August 29, in his residence under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of an American diplomat.

    He completed preparatory school at Groton, in Massachusetts and graduated from Yale University in 1940. Following four and a half years in the Navy, he retired in 1945 as a Lieutenant Commander.

    For some years, he was Washington Representative for the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. In recent years, he was in the private investment business. His daughter, Cynthia Welles Borie, preceded him in death.

    Survivors: his wife, Marianna L. Welles of Savannah; two sons, Alexander Welles of Seattle, WA and Arnold Welles, Jr. of Gulf Stream, FL; daughter, Joan Welles Jackson of Washington, DC; four grandsons, Alexander Welles, William O. Welles, Arnold Welles, III, and Welles Borie.

    Visitation: 4:00-6:00 p. m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwich, CT at a later date. Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, Inc., P. O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31406. Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel
  • Nam-Std: Maj. Wells
  • Name Variation: Arnold Slater? Welles
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List: 19 November 1919; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1919
    Birth Year: 1918
    Birth Location Other: buenos aires
    Age: 1
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Buenos Aires
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Vestris; Passenger Head=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Manhattan, Kings Co., New York, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Benjaman S Wells
    Name: Benjaman S Wells
    [Benjiman S Wells]
    Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 10, New York, New York
    Age: 27
    Estimated birth year: abt 1893
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Ester S Wells
    Father's Birth Place: New York
    Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Benjaman S Wells 27
    Ester S Wells 27
    Benjaman S Wells 3
    [3 5/12]
    Arnold S Wells 1
    [1 4/12]
    James R Mc Innes 36
    Sousan Musset 25
    Jeanne Claubant 37
    Anna M Lynch 44

    ; Head of Household=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List: 21 May 1920; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 21 May 1920
    Birth Year: 1918
    Birth Location: Argentina
    Age: 1
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Southampton
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Adriatic; Passenger Head=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1930; Prince Georges Co., Maryland, USAG; 1930 United States Federal Census
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1919
    Birthplace: Argentina
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Election District 12, Prince George´S, Maryland
    View Map
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Father's Name: Summer Welles
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's name: Mathilde T Welles
    Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Summer Welles 38
    Mathilde T Welles 41
    Benjamin Welles 13
    Arnold Welles 11; Head of Household=Benjamin Sumner Welles
  • (Student) Education*: 1939; New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • Milt-Event*: between 1940 and 1945; He completed preparatory school at Groton, in Massachusetts and graduated from Yale University in 1940. Following four and a half years in the Navy, he retired in 1945 as a Lieutenant Commander.
  • (Passenger Head) Psgr List*: 19 May 1952; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    about Arnold Welles
    Name: Arnold Welles
    Arrival Date: 19 May 1952
    Birth Year: abt 1919
    Birth Location: Argentina
    Age: 33
    Gender: Male
    Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Queen Elizabeth
    passport # 397025

Citations

  1. It appears he changed his middle name from Slater to Nelson after the divorce of his parents.

George Lovett Kingsland

M, #53792, b. 1848, d. before 1911
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Geo L Kingsland
    Name: Geo L Kingsland
    Birth Year: abt 1848
    Age in 1870: 22
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: New York Ward 18 District 21 (2nd Enum), New York, New York
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: New York City
    Household Members: Name Age
    Geo L Kingsland 22

Family: Helen Schermerhorn Wells b. 22 May 1851, d. 14 Feb 1911

Sarah Jenkins

F, #53793, b. 1827
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Jenkins)
  • Married Name: 1 January 1846; Mrs. Welles (Jenkins)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Head of Household=Lewis Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age in 1860: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Indianola, Warren, Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Indianola
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 38
    Sarah Wells 33
    Electa Wells 16
    L W Wells 14 [Lucius]
    Le W Wells 10 [Lewis]
    Elsy I Wells 76
    L B Clapp 33
    Truman Tryor 24
    Mary Kight 19; Head of Household=Lewis Welles

Family: Lewis Welles b. 28 Mar 1821, d. a 1880

Electa Welles

F, #53794, b. 1844
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Head of Household=Lewis Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age in 1860: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Indianola, Warren, Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Indianola
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 38
    Sarah Wells 33
    Electa Wells 16
    L W Wells 14 [Lucius]
    Le W Wells 10 [Lewis]
    Elsy I Wells 76
    L B Clapp 33
    Truman Tryor 24
    Mary Kight 19; Head of Household=Lewis Welles
  • Married Name: circa 1865; Mrs. Wells (Welles)

Family: D W Wells b. c 1840

Citations

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

Willoughby L Welles

M, #53795, b. 1845, d. before 1860
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Name Variation: L W Welles
  • Name Variation: Willoby L Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Head of Household=Lewis Welles

Citations

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

Lewis W Welles

M, #53796, b. 1849, d. after 1885
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Head of Household=Lewis Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age in 1860: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1822
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Indianola, Warren, Iowa
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Indianola
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 38
    Sarah Wells 33
    Electa Wells 16
    L W Wells 14 [Lucius]
    Le W Wells 10 [Lewis]
    Elsy I Wells 76
    L B Clapp 33
    Truman Tryor 24
    Mary Kight 19; Head of Household=Lewis Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; Des Moines Twp., Polk Co., Iowa, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis W. Wells
    Name: Lewis W. Wells
    Home in 1880: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
    Age: 34
    Estimated birth year: abt 1846
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Sarah Wells
    Father's birthplace: Virginia
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Book Keeper
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis W. Wells 34
    Sarah Wells 43

Family: Sarah _____ b. 1837

Citations

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

Whitney Welles

M, #53797, b. 1846, d. before 1860
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Litchfield, Medina Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age: 30
    Estimated birth year: abt 1820
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Litchfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number: 1952
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Howe 23
    Cornelia Howe 20
    Charley Howe 0
    Charles Earl 19
    Catharine Green 18
    Lovin Lavercole 22
    Henry Shick 20
    John Alfodder 21
    Lewis Wells 30
    Sarah Wells 28
    Willoby Wells 5
    Whitney Wells 4
    Lucius Wells 3
    Lewis Wells 1; Head of Household=Lewis Welles

Citations

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