Rachel Hoy1

F, #56991, b. 15 October 1674, d. before 15 December 1744
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Married Name: 1699; Mrs. Wells (Hoy)
  • Name Variation: before 29 December 1720; Mrs. Rachel Green (Hoy)2
  • (Deceased) Will Date*: 29 December 1720; Green, George.Will (copy). Made Dec. 29, 1720. Heirs: sons Thomas, George, John. Exec'rs, wife Rachel, son George, son-in-law John Welles. Wits., John Hall, Christian Vannay, James Potter. Arch. vol. A20, page 66. Reg. of Wills, Liber D, folio 36.
    Green, George.Yeoman. Admin. of, to Rachel Green. Feb. 6, 1720. Reg. of Wills, Liber D, folio 35.2

Family: John Wells b. 1680, d. b 11 May 1721

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Sally Mannin1

F, #56992, b. 1735, d. 1831
  • Reference: W999 ID112

Family 1: Matthew Wells b. 1723, d. 1799

Family 2: Jesse Thomas Wells b. 1731

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Unknown author, Wells Family Bible, Family Tree Page Columbus C. Wells Bible owned by Cecil Wells
    Dickson of Montevallo, AL.

Nancy Palmer1,2,3

F, #56993, b. circa 1797, d. before 1868
  • Reference: W999 ID737

Family: James Henry Wells b. 9 Jan 1794, d. a 1868

Citations

  1. Unknown author, Wells.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 6, 1999.
  2. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Elizabeth _____1

F, #56994, b. circa 1730, d. before 12 December 1796
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Married Name: before 1754; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Benjamin Wells b. c 1729, d. a 12 Dec 1796

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Rachel Butcher1

F, #56995, b. circa 1752, d. after September 1797
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Married Name: circa 1770; Mrs. Wells (Butcher)

Family:

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Anne Bowers1

F, #56996, b. circa 1760, d. 1798
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Married Name: 16 November 1786; Mrs. Wells (Bowers)
  • Note*: 1 January 1788; Benjamin Wells Male Ann Corse Female 1 Jan 1788 Alce Harman
    Dauter of James HarmanâTMs Negrow and Sarah his Wife Was Born
    on Wensday about Elen OClock October 22th 1801 The END of the
    PROPHETSnew pageJohn WELLS Son of Benjm WELLS and Ann his
    Wife was Born on the 10 of May 1788Elizabeth WELLS doter of
    Benjam WELLS and Ann his Wife Was Born on the 22 Day
    ofNovember 1789Abrahamhawkins (no other markings)new page
    Benjamin WELLS the Young and Ann WELLS Was Married (Decr,
    partly rubbed out?)November 16th
    1786----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------John WELLS Son of Benj. WELLS and
    AnnWELLS hisWife Was Born May 15th
    1788----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------Elizabeth WELLS Dauter of Benj WELLS
    and Ann WELLS hisWiffe Was Born November 30
    1789----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------Benjamin WELLS Son of Benj. WELLS and
    Ann WELLS his Wife Was Born June 18th
    179(1?)4------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------- ----------Ann WELLS Dauter of Benj. WELLS and
    Ann WELLS his WIFE Was Born November
    1792----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------William WELLS Son of Benj. WELLS and
    Ann WELLS his Wiffe Was Born September 30th 1794 William WELLS
    Son of Benj. WELLS and Ann WELLS Departed this Life October
    15th
    1795----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------James WELLS Son of Benj. WELLS and Ann
    his Wife Was Born May 30th
    1797----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------Ann WELLS the Wiffe of Benj. _________
    (torn page) this Life on Saturday hal morning (21 June 1798,
    from other sources)new pageSeptember the 12 d 1792 Hannah Eva
    WELLS daught of Dannal and Rachal WELLS born on Wensday in the
    morning-------------------------------------------------------
    --------------- ----------October the 20 d 1794 Danel WELLS
    son of Danel + Rachal WELLS born bought 12 at Clock in the
    DayAbraham HAWKINSThe END of the APOCHRYPHASeptem. 21,
    1813(Abrm. hawkins repeated--different hand?)next page Ann
    WELLS Dauter of Benjamin WELLs and Ann WELLS his Wiffe Deoarted
    this Life onThursday Morning half after Six at oClock October
    11 in the of Our Lord
    1798----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------Benjamin WELLS and Rebecah his Wiffe
    was Married on Sunday the 23 of December
    1798----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------William WELLS Son of Benj. WELLS and
    Rebecah WELLS his Wiffe Was Born onthursday Morning February
    13 about half after ten Oclock In Year of Our Lord one Thousand
    Eight hundred 1800 William WELLS departed this
    Life----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------James WELLS Son of Benjamin WELLS and
    Ann his Wife Departedthis Life August 26th
    1800----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------Susanna WELLS Dauter of Benjamin WELLS
    and Rebecca hisWife was Born November 23rd 1801 Monday n 8
    Oclock A.M.Departed this
    Life----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------LydiaWELLS Dauter of Benja WELLS and
    Rebeca his Wife Was Born January29th Saterday about _______A.M.
    in the Year of Our Lord ___________dred and three
    1803----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------_____bits, not significant other than
    to indicate missing information; Principal=Benjamin Wells1

Family: Benjamin Wells b. c 1750, d. 1821

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

James Wells1

M, #56997, b. circa 1650, d. March 1682
  • Reference: W037 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Name Variation: Of Sussex Co De Wells1
  • Name Variation: James Welles Of Sussex Co1

Family 1:

Family 2: Mary Rhoades b. c 1653, d. a 26 Feb 1704

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Mary Rhoades1

F, #56998, b. circa 1653, d. after 26 February 1704
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Married Name: after November 1676; Mrs. Wells (Rhoades)

Family: James Wells b. c 1650, d. Mar 1682

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Thomas Wells1

M, #56999, b. before 1676, d. 1732
  • Reference: W037 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Name Variation: Thomas Wells1
  • (Deceased) Will Date*: 21 November 1702; Hart, George.Will (copy). Made Nov. 21, 1702. Heirs: wife
    Naomi; sons George, John, Henry. Exec'rs, wife Naomi & William
    Rodney. Wits., John Nelson, William Williams, William Annand.
    Prob. Dec. 10, 1702. Arch. vol. A22, page 190. Reg. of Wills,
    Liber B, folios 45-46. Deed.(G:pg 60) 17 Feb 1721 George Hart
    & John Hart both of Kent Co yeoman & Henry Hart of same place
    yeomen & Mary his wife for pounds sold to Thomas Wells of same
    place yeoman...a tr of land n side of Isaacs Br called Wellses
    Purchase being pt/o a greater tr of land formerly taken up by
    Thomas Bedwell, Henry Bedwell, Robert Bedwell and Adam Fisher
    then called Long Reach...100 a. which came to belong to George
    Hart father of the afsd George hart, John Hart & Henry Hart who
    by his will bearing date 25 Nov 1702 did give to his sons to be
    equally divided between them...Wit: Israel Riky, John Jones,
    Robert Bygrave. ackn 17 Feb 1721. Will Geirge Hart Sr ' George
    Hart Sr Prob 10 Dec 1702 Heirs: wife Naomi; sons George John,
    Henry,who were miniors at the time Exec'rs, wife Naomi '
    Deed.(G:pg 60) 17 Feb 1721 George Hart & John Hart both of Kent
    Co yeoman & Henry Hart of same place yeomen & Mary his wife for
    pounds sold to Thomas Wells of same place yeoman...a tr of land
    n side of Isaacs Br called Wellses Purchase being pt/o a
    greater tr of land formerly taken up by Thomas Bedwell, Henry
    Bedwell, Robert Bedwell and Adam Fisher then called Long
    Reach...100 a. which came to belong to George Hart father of
    the afsd George hart, John Hart & Henry Hart who by his will
    bearing date 25 Nov 1702 did give to his sons to be equally
    divided between them...Wit: Israel Riky, John Jones, Robert
    Bygrave. ackn 17 Feb 1721. Prob H:93 1732 'Hart.Henry Admin.
    of, to Mary Hart Jan 10 1733/4 'Henry Hart late of Kent Co died
    intestate Admin of estate to Mary Hart his sister ' Hart,
    George, Sr.Will. Made Feb. 6, 1747. Heirs: wife Anne; sons
    John, Aron, Elijah, Thomas, George; daus. Alloner, Anne Barber,
    Sarah, Ruth Jarrel, Mary Gordon. Exec'x, wife Anne. Wits., John
    Hart, Abraham Barber, George Gordon. Prob. Dec. 1, 1748. Arch.
    vol. A22, page 193. Reg. of Wills, Liber I, folio 249. Anne
    Hart elsewhere identified as Anne Edenfield, d/o John
    Edenfield. Edinfield, John.Tailor. Will (copy). Made Dec. 2,
    1720. Dover Hd. Heirs: wife Rebecca; sons John, Jonas, Thomas;
    daus. Elinor Edinfield & Ann Harte. Exec'x, Rebecca, wife.
    Trustees, Thomas French & John Bland. Wits., Thomas Winsmore,
    Christopher Corkram, John Bland. Prob. Jan. 7, 1720. Arch. vol.
    A16, page 14. Reg. of Wills, Liber D, folio 32.; Witness=Ann _____1

Family: Ann _____ b. 1676, d. a 1750

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John Wells1

M, #57000, b. before 1757, d. 1790
  • Reference: W037 ID016

Family: Lydia Griffin b. c 1756, d. 1787

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Capt. Thomas Wells1,2,3

M, #57001, b. 1765, d. 1853
  • Reference: W037 ID112

Family: Martha Underwood b. 1765, d. 1820

Citations

  1. Unknown author, Wells Family Bible, Family Tree Page.
  2. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Henry Wells1

M, #57002, b. circa 1811
  • Reference: W037 ID347
  • Birth*: circa 18111
  • Birth: circa 18231
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1835; Bride=Elizabeth Greer1

Family: Elizabeth Greer b. c 1815

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Elijah Witty1

M, #57003, b. circa 1780
  • Reference: W999 ID720

Family: Lucretia Wells b. c 1768

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Eli Reece1

M, #57004, b. 1775, d. 11 May 1855
  • Reference: W999 ID016

Family: Elizabeth Wells b. c 1765, d. bt 1830 - 1840

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

James Wells1

M, #57005, b. 1727, d. 10 January 1811
  • Reference: W037 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Name Variation: James Wells of DE and Surry Co NC1
  • Note*: 13 February 1737; On 13 Feb 1737 Philip Fields stated George Medcalf had a man child bound to him named James Wells being the son of your petitioner's wife. Susannah Fields made her mark.

    18 June 1745. The petition of Henry Wells sheweth that the petitioner is uncle to James Wells who is an orphan and destitute of friends, maybe by taking the said James from the people in whose hands he now is and give him such education as the nature of the case will require and recompense which in your vision think proper.

    29 Sep 1746, Mark Manlove and John Tilton trustees of Genl Loan Office, recovered a debt of 50.54.3 against Thomas Wells, Jr, dec'd late of Kent Co by virtue of a writt seized in execution 100a with the plantation in Murtherkill Hundred called Wells Purchase, part of a larger tract called Long Reach of Thos Wells Jr,dec'd, in the hands of James Wells, late of same co yeoman, son and heir of the said Thomas Wells Jr to whom the lands descended, and did sell the same at publick vendue unto John Clayton, Jr of the same co, yeoman for 80.10, he being the highest bidder, on N side of Isaacs branch which Thomas purchased of William Clark.

    1746 Among enlisted men at Pennsylvania, Capt Shannons Regiment, King Georges War - Wells, James, 19, Kent, Delaware, July 18, lab. The company was formed and sent to Albany New York where it spent the winter. It was finally discharged on 31 October 1747, the attack having been postponed. (Ref: Pennsylvania Archives, Series 1, Volume 1, pp 688-689; & Series 2, Volume 2, pages 419 and 425 & Volume 3, page 496). Ensign of the company was Wm Franklin, son of Benjamin.
    MUSTER ROUL OF THE COMPANY OF FOOT, COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN JOHN SHANNON, ANNO DOMINI 1746 (SEPTEMBER) Wells, James, 19, Kent, Delaware, July 18, lab DOB 1727; Wells, Joseph, 18, Maryland, July 14, lab
    Source DM-40 (this is de Vallinger, Leon, Jr. Colonial Military Organization in Delaware 1638-1776) stated that he [James] was listed as a deserter in Capt. Shannon's record book.''

    1782TAX lists Delaware (under 18, over 18)
    Benjamin Wills 2-1, 2-1
    Little Creek 100
    Wells, James Sr 2-1, 5-1
    Note that James Wells Sr has at home two sons of under 18 and 5 daughters of under 18. Thus, Thomas and James Jr, the two first-named sons in James's later will left the home.

    Newman, Mary.Admin. of, to James Wells, Sr. Nov. 10, 1783. Arch. vol. A37, page 212. Reg. of Wills, Liber M, folio 17

    The first North Carolina record I have for James Wells, Sr. is his entry onto a 250-acre tract of land on the waters of Harmons Creek in Surry County, NC on 5 April 1787. The 250-acre tract on the waters of Harmon Creek was located right near the border between Surry County (in the portion that is now Yadkin County) and Rowan County (in the portion that is now Davie County. - Tony Collier
    From the Pruitt Abstrcts of Land Entries: Surry Co., NC 1784-1795 , ''Frederick Danner enters 100 ac in Surry Co. on South Side of Deep Cr. borders Fred. Shore, James Wells & his own line -#317 & 461. Also ''Frederick Danner enters 100 ac in Surry Co. on water of S. Fork of Deep Cr., border Mathias Miller, James Reaves & James Wells; includes ''The Dutch Meeting House'' #486.''
    '' E:94 24 Dec 1792, NC grant to James Wells for 100 A Deep Creek adj to his old cornor,Wonston & Shore
    This is James Sr. James Jr, lived farther south on the same water course, in what was then Rowan Co. Note here that James Sr cannot be definitively identified at Surry Co before 1784. I have not found his name on early Surry Co tax lists.

    1790, Surry Co Page 6
    James WELLS [2,1,4] Richard HORN, John HORN John Vandiver 1,2,6; Charles Vandiver 1,2,4; John WINSTON 2,2,1; Jonathan Whitaker; Nicholas, Richard, Allen GENTRY; John GARNER, Wm GARNER; Isaac and John ELSBERRY, John Hudspeth, Ayres Hudspeth,

    Note here, two sons still in home - Numan, by now 20 years old; John, 13 years old. Two of his daughters have married in the interval, probably Elizabeth and Lucretia. The Witty surname is plentiful at Guilford Co but I found no Witty - Wells marriage.

    1800 @@ Surry Co, on alphabetical list
    James WILLS 00001, 00101
    Note here that in the interim all of his children except one daughter age 16-26 have left home.

    Surry County, NC Will Book 3, Page 96--Will of James Wells [164.0] dated 25 January 1810 and probated in November Term 1810. Note on front states ''left in care of Jacob Shores''. Numerous crossouts.

    In the name of God Amen. I James Wells of the County of Surry and State of North Carolina being very sick and weak or in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God callingunto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of the Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.First I give unto my beloved son Thomas Wells twelve shillings and six pence. And to my daughter Elizabeth Reefs twelve shillings and six pence. And unto my daughter Lucresy Witty twelve shillings and six pence. To my son Nunam Wells twelve shillings and six pence. To my daughter Rachael Hutchens twelve shillings and six pence. And my daughter Susanna Rash twelve shillings and six pence. And my son John Wells twelve shillings and six pence. And Marian Wells twelve shillings and six pence. And my daughter Mary Beck twelve shillings and six pence. And to my son James Wells all my land and tenements and also one half of my moveable property & the other half of my moveable property to be left to my beloved wife Mary Wells. And as I consider the property she has brought to me when we were married as her own I want her to hold the same without any division. So this being confirmed as my last will and testament.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of January in the year of our Lord 1810. And Signed and sealed and declared in the presents of each other who have hereunto subscribed our names.James Wells (his mark)_Test John Binkley, Solomon Jones.State of North Carolina Surry County November Session AD 1810. John Binkley(one of the subscribing to the foregoing last will and testament of James Wells) made oath that he saw the said Wells sign publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament that he was of sound and disposing mind and memory and at the same time he saw Solomon Jones sign the same as a witness thereto which was ordered to be recorded. Recorded accordingly You may be interested in the following Surry Co., NC tax listing for 1812:1
  • (Deceased) Will Date*: 22 February 1758; Vandervour, George., Farmer. Will. Made Feb. 22, 1758. Heirs:
    wife Elionor; sons John, Hollingworth, Mathew, George; daus.
    Eleoner, Esther, Rachel. Exec'x, wife Elionor. Wits., Richard
    Newnam, Thomas Russell. Prob. Oct. 14, 1759. Arch. vol. A51,
    page 229. Reg. of Wills, Liber K, folio 213. Brown,
    Phillip.Tailor. Admin. of, to Daniel Newnam, yeoman. June 18,
    1759. Reg. of Wills, Liber K, folio 207. Newnan,
    Richard.Yeoman. Admin. of, to Daniel Newnan, Sr., yeoman. April
    1, 1763. Reg. of Wills, Liber K, folios 308-309. Hamilton,
    Robert.Will (nunc.). Made Dec. 30, 1775. Heir: Negro man Naull
    be free. Wits., Matthew Montgomery, Mary Newnam, Benjamin Keys.
    Prob. Jan. 18, 1776. Arch. vol. A21, page 169. Reg. of
    Wills, Liber L, folio 179. Newman, Mary.Admin. of, to James
    Wells, Sr. Nov. 10, 1783. Arch. vol. A37, page 212. Reg. of
    Wills, Liber M, folio 17. Rees, Jane.Admin. of, to Daniel
    Wright Newman. May 25, 1770. Arch. vol. A42, pages 243-244.
    page 330 North, Richard.Will. Made March 4, 1781. Heirs:
    wife Rachel; sons Thomas, John & Daniel; daus. Ann Wiat, Mary &
    Rachel North. Exec'x, wife Rachel. Guardian, son-in-law Thomas
    Wiat. Wits., Solothial Newman, Robert Loud, Elezabeth Newnam.
    Prob. March 16, 1781. Arch. vol. A38, page 48. Reg. of
    Wills, Liber L, folios 225-226. • Sat Aug 30 17:27:47 1997
    I'm looking for ANY info on Salathiel NEWNAM (1732-1806). He
    wasn Delaware in 1781 witnessing a will for someone in the
    North family, and he moved to Rockingham Co., NC in 1783 and
    then moved to Jessamine Co., KY in 1799 with a son , Elijah.
    Name may be spelled NEWNHAM. He was a friend of Bishop Asbury
    and may have moved to KY to start a Methodist Seminary there. I
    don't which county he would have been in in Delaware. Salathiel
    moved to NC in 1783 from Delaware. Queen Anne's County first
    appeared in March 1730. From the widow Mounsieur's plantation
    into the Forrest, from Frenches Landing to the rolling road
    into the Forrest, and from Coppinge's old field near Red Lyon
    Branch to the Chappel in Red Lyon Forrest. Daniel Newman,
    overseer. NEWNAN, Daniel, a Representative from Georgia; born
    in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., about 1780; completed
    preparatory studies; attended the University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill in 1796 and 1797; commissioned ensign and second
    lieutenant in the Fourth United States Infantry, March 3, 1799;
    promoted to first lieutenant the following November and
    resigned January 1, 1801; engaged in planting; commanded the
    Georgia Volunteers in the Creek War 1812-1814; major general of
    the third division of State militia in 1817; superintendent of
    the State penitentiary 1823-1825; secretary of State of Georgia
    1825-1827; the city of Newnan, Ga., was named for him in 1828;
    elected to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3,
    1833); unsuccessful for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third
    Congress; died near Rossville, Ga., January 16, 1851; interment
    in Newnan Springs (Ga.) Churchyard. James Wells was the son of
    another James Wells; I have not identified James Wells' mother.
    This couple were my fourth great grandparents. It seems likely
    that all the children of the older James Wells and his
    unidentified wife were born in either Delaware or Maryland. I
    don't know just when James Wells moved to North Carolina; the
    first record I have found for him is his entry onto a tract of
    land in Surry Co., NC on 5 Apr 1787. This portion of Surry Co.,
    NC is in present-day Yadkin Co., NC and was located quite near
    the border with that portion of Rowan Co., NC that later became
    Davie Co., NC. This James Wells died in Surry Co., NC in 1810;
    his will, dated 25 Jan 1810, was probated in Surry Co., NC in
    the Nov, 1810 term. His will identified his wife, Mary, and ten
    children. The will lists James' children in the following
    order: Thomas Wells, Elizabeth Riece, Lucretia Witty, Nunam
    Wells, Rachel Hutchens, Susannah Rash, John Wells, Marian
    Wells, Mary Beck and James Wells. It seems likely that James
    Wells was the oldest of these eight children inasmuch as the
    will left to this James Wells 'all my land and tenements and
    also one half of my moveable property.' Some descendants of the
    James Wells who died in Surry Co., NC in 1810 think that the
    wife, Mary, identified in the 5 Jan 1810 will was the mother of
    these eight children. I tend to doubt this conclusion. The
    will, in its reference to James' wife, Mary, left to her 'the
    land she brought with her when she married' and 'the other half
    of my moveable property' with the justification being stated as
    follows: 'as I consider the property she has brought to me when
    we were married as her own I want her to hold the same without
    any division.' It seems unlikely that this sort of language
    would be used to refer a wife who was the mother of his ten
    children, all of whom were probably born in Delaware or
    Maryland. On the contrary it seems more likely that it was used
    to refer to a recently married wife who had property which she
    had inherited from a former deceased husband. I have found a
    record of a Rowan Co., NC marriage bond dated 15 April 1809
    (less than a year before the execution of James Well's will)
    for the marriage of James Wells and Marey Graham. I think it is
    probable that this marriage was for the James Wells who died in
    Surry Co., NC in 1810. One further reason for this belief is
    that one of the bondsmen for the marriage bond was Joseph
    Clifford, husband of James Wells' granddaughter, Susannah
    Wells. It is also noteworthy that the date of the marriage of
    James Wells and Marey Graham was the same date as the marriage
    of Joseph Clifford and Susannah Wells. There is an article in
    the Surry County Heritage Book by one of the descendants of
    Nunam Wells, the son listed in the will of the James Wells who
    died in Surry Co., NC in 1810. I1

Family 1:

Family 2: Mary Price ? b. c 1728

Family 3: Mary Hendren b. c 1743

Citations

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  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rebecca Pennell1

F, #57006, d. after 1803
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Note*: 23 December 1789; Benjamin WELLS and Rebecah his Wiffe was Married on Sunday the
    23 of December 1798

    Benjamin Wells Male Rebecca Truitt Female
    1 Jan 1799
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    ------- ----------Benjamin WELLS and Rebecah his Wiffe was
    Married on Sunday the 23 of December
    1798----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------William WELLS Son of Benj. WELLS and
    Rebecah WELLS his Wiffe Was Born onthursday Morning February
    13 about half after ten Oclock In Year of Our Lord one Thousand
    Eight hundred 1800 William WELLS departed this
    Life----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------James WELLS Son of Benjamin WELLS and
    Ann his Wife Departedthis Life August 26th
    1800----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------Susanna WELLS Dauter of Benjamin WELLS
    and Rebecca hisWife was Born November 23rd 1801 Monday n 8
    Oclock A.M.Departed this
    Life----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------LydiaWELLS Dauter of Benja WELLS and
    Rebeca his Wife Was Born January29th Saterday about _______A.M.
    in the Year of Our Lord ___________dred and three
    1803----------------------------------------------------------
    ------------ ----------_____bits, not significant other than
    to indicate missing information; Principal=Benjamin Wells1
  • Married Name: 23 December 1798; Mrs. Wells (Pennell)

Family: Benjamin Wells b. c 1750, d. 1821

Citations

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Penelope Crisfield1

F, #57007, b. circa 1780
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Married Name: before 1821; Mrs. Wells (Crisfield)

Family: Benjamin Wells b. c 1750, d. 1821

Citations

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Richard Wells1

M, #57008, b. before 1764, d. before 1806
  • Reference: W037 ID275
  • Name Variation: Richard Wells1

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Thomas Wells1

M, #57009, b. before 1706, d. before 13 January 1732
  • Reference: W037 ID016

Family: Susannah _____ b. c 1725

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ann _____1

F, #57010, b. 1676, d. after 1750
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Name Variation: Ann Hart?1
  • Married Name: circa 1700; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Witness) Will Date*: 21 November 1702; Hart, George.Will (copy). Made Nov. 21, 1702. Heirs: wife
    Naomi; sons George, John, Henry. Exec'rs, wife Naomi & William
    Rodney. Wits., John Nelson, William Williams, William Annand.
    Prob. Dec. 10, 1702. Arch. vol. A22, page 190. Reg. of Wills,
    Liber B, folios 45-46. Deed.(G:pg 60) 17 Feb 1721 George Hart
    & John Hart both of Kent Co yeoman & Henry Hart of same place
    yeomen & Mary his wife for pounds sold to Thomas Wells of same
    place yeoman...a tr of land n side of Isaacs Br called Wellses
    Purchase being pt/o a greater tr of land formerly taken up by
    Thomas Bedwell, Henry Bedwell, Robert Bedwell and Adam Fisher
    then called Long Reach...100 a. which came to belong to George
    Hart father of the afsd George hart, John Hart & Henry Hart who
    by his will bearing date 25 Nov 1702 did give to his sons to be
    equally divided between them...Wit: Israel Riky, John Jones,
    Robert Bygrave. ackn 17 Feb 1721. Will Geirge Hart Sr ' George
    Hart Sr Prob 10 Dec 1702 Heirs: wife Naomi; sons George John,
    Henry,who were miniors at the time Exec'rs, wife Naomi '
    Deed.(G:pg 60) 17 Feb 1721 George Hart & John Hart both of Kent
    Co yeoman & Henry Hart of same place yeomen & Mary his wife for
    pounds sold to Thomas Wells of same place yeoman...a tr of land
    n side of Isaacs Br called Wellses Purchase being pt/o a
    greater tr of land formerly taken up by Thomas Bedwell, Henry
    Bedwell, Robert Bedwell and Adam Fisher then called Long
    Reach...100 a. which came to belong to George Hart father of
    the afsd George hart, John Hart & Henry Hart who by his will
    bearing date 25 Nov 1702 did give to his sons to be equally
    divided between them...Wit: Israel Riky, John Jones, Robert
    Bygrave. ackn 17 Feb 1721. Prob H:93 1732 'Hart.Henry Admin.
    of, to Mary Hart Jan 10 1733/4 'Henry Hart late of Kent Co died
    intestate Admin of estate to Mary Hart his sister ' Hart,
    George, Sr.Will. Made Feb. 6, 1747. Heirs: wife Anne; sons
    John, Aron, Elijah, Thomas, George; daus. Alloner, Anne Barber,
    Sarah, Ruth Jarrel, Mary Gordon. Exec'x, wife Anne. Wits., John
    Hart, Abraham Barber, George Gordon. Prob. Dec. 1, 1748. Arch.
    vol. A22, page 193. Reg. of Wills, Liber I, folio 249. Anne
    Hart elsewhere identified as Anne Edenfield, d/o John
    Edenfield. Edinfield, John.Tailor. Will (copy). Made Dec. 2,
    1720. Dover Hd. Heirs: wife Rebecca; sons John, Jonas, Thomas;
    daus. Elinor Edinfield & Ann Harte. Exec'x, Rebecca, wife.
    Trustees, Thomas French & John Bland. Wits., Thomas Winsmore,
    Christopher Corkram, John Bland. Prob. Jan. 7, 1720. Arch. vol.
    A16, page 14. Reg. of Wills, Liber D, folio 32.; Deceased=Thomas Wells1

Family: Thomas Wells b. b 1676, d. 1732

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Greer1

F, #57011, b. circa 1815
  • Reference: W999 ID347
  • Birth*: circa 18151
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1835; Groom=Henry Wells1

Family: Henry Wells b. c 1811

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

John Wells1

M, #57012, b. 1680, d. before 11 May 1721
  • Reference: W037 ID016

Family: Rachel Hoy b. 15 Oct 1674, d. b 15 Dec 1744

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Mary Hendren1

F, #57013, b. circa 1743
  • Reference: W999 ID016
  • (Ancestor) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID016 _Researcher
  • Name Variation: Marey1
  • Married Name: 15 April 1809; Mrs. Wells (Hendren)

Family: James Wells b. 1727, d. 10 Jan 1811

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

William M Wells _Researcher1

M, #57014, b. 016
  • Reference: W037 ID016
  • Birth*: 016

Citations

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Nathaniel Cleve1

M, #57015, b. circa 1710
  • Reference: W999 ID016

Family: Katherine Wells b. c 1680, d. a 1739

Citations

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Rolin Victor Wells1,2,3,4

M, #57016, b. 5 May 1898, d. 9 June 1958
  • Reference: W037 ID737

Family 1: Norma Logan b. c 1904

Family 2: Mabel Lillian Watts b. 21 Jun 1902, d. 4 Sep 1993

Citations

  1. Unknown author, Wells.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 6, 1999.
  2. Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. Ancestry.com, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975.
  4. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Carl Bascom Wells1,2,3

M, #57017, b. 2 June 1892, d. 23 May 1971
  • Reference: W037 ID738

Citations

  1. Unknown author, Wells.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 6, 1999.
  2. Ancestry.com, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004.
  3. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.
  4. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Norma Logan1,2

F, #57018, b. circa 1904
  • Reference: W999 ID738

Family: Rolin Victor Wells b. 5 May 1898, d. 9 Jun 1958

Citations

  1. Unknown author, Wells.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 6, 1999.
  2. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Sarah Wells1

F, #57019, b. circa 1813
  • Reference: W037 ID347

Family: George Hampton b. c 1810

Citations

  1. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.

Raymond Everett Wells1,2,3,4

M, #57020, b. 3 December 1894, d. 21 October 1970
  • Reference: W037 ID738

Family: Phoebe Brown b. 16 Jun 1898, d. 17 Jun 1969

Citations

  1. Unknown author, Wells.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 6, 1999.
  2. Ancestry.com, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975.
  3. Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:Documents and SettingsBonitaMy DocumentsThe Master Genealogist v7gedcomsW037.ged imported on 2010/12/11 at 14:23:37.