Alanson A Wells

M, #67494, b. 20 June 1831, d. 12 August 1889
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about J Wells
    Name: J Wells
    Age: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1850: Hanover, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 903
    Household Members: Name Age
    J Wells 50
    Mary Wells 43
    Alanson A Wells 19
    Alonzo Wells 17
    Almira Benmore 16
    M Spanlding 21

    ; Head of Household=Isham Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Dayton, Cattaraugus, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: West Dayton
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 28
    Mary Wells 28
    Walter Wells 6
    S P R Swan 41
    Eliza Swan 32
    Cora Swan 12
    Ira P Swan 7
    Frances Swan 5
    Fanny G Swan 2

    ; Household Member=Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells, Household Member=Mary Ann Woodworth

Family: Mary Ann Woodworth b. 5 May 1828, d. 17 Jan 1892

Mary Ann Woodworth

F, #67495, b. 5 May 1828, d. 17 January 1892
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 11 February 1851; Mrs. Wells (Woodworth)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Dayton, Cattaraugus, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: West Dayton
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 28
    Mary Wells 28
    Walter Wells 6
    S P R Swan 41
    Eliza Swan 32
    Cora Swan 12
    Ira P Swan 7
    Frances Swan 5
    Fanny G Swan 2

    ; Head of Household=Alanson A Wells

Family: Alanson A Wells b. 20 Jun 1831, d. 12 Aug 1889

Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells

M, #67496, b. 17 April 1854, d. 4 March 1924
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 28
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Dayton, Cattaraugus, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: West Dayton
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 28
    Mary Wells 28
    Walter Wells 6
    S P R Swan 41
    Eliza Swan 32
    Cora Swan 12
    Ira P Swan 7
    Frances Swan 5
    Fanny G Swan 2

    ; Head of Household=Alanson A Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1 May 1885; Stillwater, Washington Co., Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
    about W Wells
    Name: W Wells
    Census Date: 1 May 1885
    County: Washington
    Locality: Stillwater
    Birth Location: New York
    Gender: Male
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
    Race: White
    Roll: MNSC_45
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Walter Wells
    Name: Walter Wells
    Age: 40
    Birth Date: Apr 1854
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1900: Omaha Ward 4, Douglas, Nebraska
    [Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Boarder
    Marital Status: Married
    Marriage Year: 1882
    Years Married: 18
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Horace A Cameron 33
    Elbertine Cameron 33
    Walter Wells 40
    Murray Hill 24

  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Valentine, Cherry Co., Nebraska, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census
    about Walter W Wells
    Name: Walter W Wells
    [Walter M Wells]
    Age in 1910: 56
    Birth Year: 1854
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1910: Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Jemie Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter W Wells 56
    Jemie Wells 49
    Sarah Wells 8

    ; Head of Household=Lydia Jane Cameron, Head of Household=Sarah W Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1920; Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Walter W Wells
    Name: Walter W Wells
    Age: 65
    Birth Year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1920: Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Jennie C Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Home Owned: Rent
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter W Wells 65
    Jennie C Wells 58
    Sarah W Wells 17

    ; Household Member=Sarah W Wells, Household Member=Lydia Jane Cameron

Family: Lydia Jane Cameron b. 28 Nov 1861, d. 1944

Lydia Jane Cameron

F, #67497, b. 28 November 1861, d. 1944
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Nickname: Jennie C Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1900; Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Jennie C Wells
    Name: Jennie C Wells
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: Nov 1861
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1900: Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Marriage Year: 1882
    Years Married: 18
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother: number of living children: 2
    Mother: How many children: 3
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jennie C Wells 38
    Claudia Wells 12
    Chester Wells 9

    ; Household Member=Claudia Wells, Household Member=Chester Cameron Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Valentine, Cherry Co., Nebraska, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census
    about Walter W Wells
    Name: Walter W Wells
    [Walter M Wells]
    Age in 1910: 56
    Birth Year: 1854
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1910: Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Jemie Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter W Wells 56
    Jemie Wells 49
    Sarah Wells 8

    ; Head of Household=Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Walter W Wells
    Name: Walter W Wells
    Age: 65
    Birth Year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1920: Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Jennie C Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Home Owned: Rent
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter W Wells 65
    Jennie C Wells 58
    Sarah W Wells 17

    ; Head of Household=Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells

Family: Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells b. 17 Apr 1854, d. 4 Mar 1924

Chester Cameron Wells

M, #67498, b. 26 July 1890, d. 16 August 1956
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Jennie C Wells
    Name: Jennie C Wells
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: Nov 1861
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1900: Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Marriage Year: 1882
    Years Married: 18
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother: number of living children: 2
    Mother: How many children: 3
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jennie C Wells 38
    Claudia Wells 12
    Chester Wells 9

    ; Head of Household=Lydia Jane Cameron
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1917; Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA; World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about Chester C Wells
    Name: Chester C Wells
    City: Omaha
    County: Douglas
    State: Nebraska
    Birthplace: Nebraska;United States of America
    Birth Date: 26 Jul 1890
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    FHL Roll Number: 1711764
    DraftBoard: 5
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Chester C Wells
    Name: Chester C Wells
    Age: 29
    Birth Year: abt 1891
    Birthplace: Nebraska
    Home in 1920: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary E Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Home Owned: Own
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    [No]
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chester C Wells 29
    Mary E Wells 29
    Cameron Wells 1
    [1 4/12]

    ; Head of Household=Mary E _____, Head of Household=Cameron Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1930; Harlan, Shelby Co., Iowa, USA; Head of Household=Hortense Adelaide Shipman

Family 1: Mary E _____ b. 1891

Family 2: Hortense Adelaide Shipman b. 17 Nov 1893, d. 5 Dec 1960

Isham Wells

M, #67499, b. 30 March 1800, d. 5 March 1879
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about J Wells
    Name: J Wells
    Age: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1850: Hanover, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 903
    Household Members: Name Age
    J Wells 50
    Mary Wells 43
    Alanson A Wells 19
    Alonzo Wells 17
    Almira Benmore 16
    M Spanlding 21

    ; Household Member=Mahala Anderson, Household Member=Alonzo Wells, Household Member=Alanson A Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Villenova, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Isham Wells
    Name: Isham Wells
    Age in 1860: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Villenova, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Nashville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isham Wells 60
    Mahala Wells 53
    Alonzo Wells 26
    Eugene Wells 7
    Harriet Day 17

    ; Household Member=Alonzo Wells, Household Member=Eugene Wells, Household Member=Mahala Anderson

Family: Mahala Anderson b. 1807, d. 19 Feb 1889

Citations

  1. 1850 NY Chautauqua Hanover, Family 1903, J. Wells unknown record type, Felix Avenue, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, USA.

Mahala Anderson

F, #67500, b. 1807, d. 19 February 1889
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Name Variation: Mary Anderson1
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Mrs. Wells (Anderson)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about J Wells
    Name: J Wells
    Age: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1850: Hanover, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 903
    Household Members: Name Age
    J Wells 50
    Mary Wells 43
    Alanson A Wells 19
    Alonzo Wells 17
    Almira Benmore 16
    M Spanlding 21

    ; Head of Household=Isham Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Villenova, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Isham Wells
    Name: Isham Wells
    Age in 1860: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Villenova, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Nashville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isham Wells 60
    Mahala Wells 53
    Alonzo Wells 26
    Eugene Wells 7
    Harriet Day 17

    ; Head of Household=Isham Wells

Family: Isham Wells b. 30 Mar 1800, d. 5 Mar 1879

Citations

  1. 1850 NY Chautauqua Hanover, Family 1903, J. Wells unknown record type, Felix Avenue, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, USA.

Alonzo Wells

M, #67501, b. 1833
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about J Wells
    Name: J Wells
    Age: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1850: Hanover, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 903
    Household Members: Name Age
    J Wells 50
    Mary Wells 43
    Alanson A Wells 19
    Alonzo Wells 17
    Almira Benmore 16
    M Spanlding 21

    ; Head of Household=Isham Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Villenova, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Isham Wells
    Name: Isham Wells
    Age in 1860: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Villenova, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Nashville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isham Wells 60
    Mahala Wells 53
    Alonzo Wells 26
    Eugene Wells 7
    Harriet Day 17

    ; Head of Household=Isham Wells

Eugene Wells

M, #67502, b. 1853
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Villenova, Chautauqua Co., New York, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Isham Wells
    Name: Isham Wells
    Age in 1860: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Villenova, Chautauqua, New York
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Nashville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isham Wells 60
    Mahala Wells 53
    Alonzo Wells 26
    Eugene Wells 7
    Harriet Day 17

    ; Head of Household=Isham Wells

James Wells

M, #67503, b. 10 May 1757, d. 1800
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Milt-Event: 26 November 1775; Vermont, USA; WELLS, JAMES Ancestor #: A122515
    Service: VERMONT Rank: SERGEANT
    Birth: Death: ((PAONSTET)) 11785050 CHITTENDEN CO VERMONT
    Service Description: 1) CAPT ABRAHAM SALISBURY,MAJOR BROWN'S DET
  • Milit-Beg: 26 November 1775; Vermont, USA; Enlisted with Green Mountain Boys

    The Green Mountain Boys - Rosters The information following is stamped "New Hampshire State Library 993.344 V527

    The State of Vermont
    Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War
    1775 to 1783
    Published by Authority of the Legislature
    Compiled and Edited by John E. Goodrich
    A Member of the Vermont Historical Society
    Rutland, Vermont
    The Tuttle Company
    1904
    Index to Special Persons and Subjects
    (excerpt following pertinent subject)
    Green Mountain Boys pp 813, 814, 815, 816, 827, 831 and 836.
    p.814

    A List of the Field Officers, Captains and part of the Lieutenants of the Regiment of Green Mountain Boys, con- sisting of seven companies.

    July 4, 1775
    Colonel Allen's royal list of loyal Officers.

    Ethan Allen, Field Officer
    Seth Warner, Field Officer

    ...
    Welch, David
    Wells, James
    Whiston, John

Family: Anne Isham b. 1764, d. a 30 Mar 1800

Citations

  1. Member application, NSDAR Partriot Member Application, NSDAR Partriot Member Application
    JMember: Hazel Wells Hicks Nat'l #: 340340 Ancestor #: A122515.

Hortense Adelaide Shipman

F, #67504, b. 17 November 1893, d. 5 December 1960
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Chester Cameron Wells b. 26 Jul 1890, d. 16 Aug 1956

Cameron Wells

M, #67506, b. 1918, d. 12 June 1944
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Chester C Wells
    Name: Chester C Wells
    Age: 29
    Birth Year: abt 1891
    Birthplace: Nebraska
    Home in 1920: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary E Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Home Owned: Own
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    [No]
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chester C Wells 29
    Mary E Wells 29
    Cameron Wells 1
    [1 4/12]

    ; Head of Household=Chester Cameron Wells

Donald Richardson

M, #67508, b. October 1916, d. September 1979
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Mary E _____

F, #67509, b. 1891
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1918; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Chester C Wells
    Name: Chester C Wells
    Age: 29
    Birth Year: abt 1891
    Birthplace: Nebraska
    Home in 1920: Omaha Ward 10, Douglas, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary E Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Home Owned: Own
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    [No]
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chester C Wells 29
    Mary E Wells 29
    Cameron Wells 1
    [1 4/12]

    ; Head of Household=Chester Cameron Wells

Family: Chester Cameron Wells b. 26 Jul 1890, d. 16 Aug 1956

Claudia Wells

F, #67510, b. July 1887, d. 1970
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Jennie C Wells
    Name: Jennie C Wells
    Age: 38
    Birth Date: Nov 1861
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1900: Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Marriage Year: 1882
    Years Married: 18
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother: number of living children: 2
    Mother: How many children: 3
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jennie C Wells 38
    Claudia Wells 12
    Chester Wells 9

    ; Head of Household=Lydia Jane Cameron
  • Married Name: circa 1910; Mrs. Green (Wells)

Family: Samuel Green b. c 1885

Sarah W Wells

F, #67511, b. 1903
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Valentine, Cherry Co., Nebraska, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census
    about Walter W Wells
    Name: Walter W Wells
    [Walter M Wells]
    Age in 1910: 56
    Birth Year: 1854
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1910: Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Jemie Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter W Wells 56
    Jemie Wells 49
    Sarah Wells 8

    ; Head of Household=Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Schuyler, Colfax Co., Nebraska, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Walter W Wells
    Name: Walter W Wells
    Age: 65
    Birth Year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1920: Schuyler, Colfax, Nebraska
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Jennie C Wells
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Home Owned: Rent
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Walter W Wells 65
    Jennie C Wells 58
    Sarah W Wells 17

    ; Head of Household=Rev. Walter Woodworth Wells

Samuel Green

M, #67512, b. circa 1885
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Claudia Wells b. Jul 1887, d. 1970

Lorenzo Wells

M, #67513, b. 1801, d. after 31 July 1865
  • Reference: W010
  • Birth*: 1801; Hancock, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1820; prob., New York, USA; Bride=Lucy A Lowry
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 16 October 1859; prob., Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Bride=Clarinda Cox
  • Burial*: after 31 July 1865; Elvaston City Cemetery, Elvaston, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Lorenzo was born in Massachusetts to Peter Wells and Margaret Cleveland Wells. He is listed as living in Hancock CO, IL in the 1850 US Census. He continued to reside in Hancock CO until his death. Lorenzo and his first wife Lucy Ann Lowry Wells operated an inn known as the Prairie Hotel or the Half-Way House. The inn was located between Carthage and Ft. Edwards, IL. It was in Elvaston, half way between Fountain Green and Warsaw, IL. Lorenzo advertised the hotel as "Pleasure parties at all times received, and no pains will be spared to render their visits agreeable." (Hancock CO Historical Society). As description of the inn: 'The tavern faced south and stood very close to the road with no trees about it. The south half of the ground floor consisted of four rooms. The bar room was the southwest room with its door opening on the west. Here whiskey flowed freely. The proprietor's room was just east of the bar room with a door between. The family dining room was just east of this with a bed room, the southeast room, on beyond. The west end of the north half of the ground floor was a long dining room north of the bar room and the proprietor's room with a door opening into each. The kitchen was east of this dining room and north of the private living room and bed room. A stairway went up from the west end of the dining room to the floor above. The upper story consisted of a large ball room on the south west where they held dances. The stairway from the dining room came up into this room. There were two bed rooms on the east on this ball room and three on the north of it. When they had more guests than they could accommodate with bed rooms, they made beds on the floor. There was no basement under the house. A wash house stood just northeast of the kitchen with a cistern and basement under it. The well was in the kitchen. A brick house stood just east of the wash house where they smoked and kept their meat. There were no porches to the house and no closets with the exception of one under the stairway.' (Hancock CO Historical Society, Dec. 1946, The Carthage Republican newspaper.)

    (The following notes comes from the same source)
    'A place as well known and patronized cannot be without its interesting happenings. At one time when the Mormons were passing through this country, they stopped at the Halfway Tavern and converted the proprietor who allowed them to make the tavern their headquarters for a few days.

    (the following is from the obituary of Lorenzo's second wife, Clarinda Cox Ruddle Wells Thompson's obituary, published in the Carthage Republican, September 10, 1902.)
    Mr. Wells, her second husband, owned and first operated the famous old time tavern known as the 'Half Way House' near Elvaston. He was the landlord during all the Mormon troubles and was himself a Mormon for a time. During this period, he was hunted for by the government troops, but was successfully hidden by his young sons in a corn shock. During the Civil War, he also lead an exciting career as a Democrat in an unfriendly country. This tavern remained in Mr. Well's possession till his death.
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 31 July 1865; Glascow, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Household Member=Alanson Wells, Household Member=George W Wells, Household Member=Rosetta Wells, Household Member=Electa Ann Wells, Household Member=William Wells, Household Member=Mary Jane Wells, Household Member=Lucy A Lowry
  • Milt-Event*: 4 November 1861; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
    about Lorenzo H. A. Wells
    Name: Lorenzo H. A. Wells
    Residence: Glasgow, Illinois
    Enlistment Date: 5 Nov 1861
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Illinois
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Illinois 14th Infantry Regiment on 25 May 1861.
    Mustered out on 20 Jul 1864.
    Transferred to Company F, Illinois Vet Battn Infantry Battalion on 20 Jul 1864.
    Mustered out on 24 Mar 1865.
    Transferred to Company F, Illinois 14th Infantry Regiment on 24 Mar 1865.
    Mustered out on 31 Jul 1865.

    Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

Family 1: Lucy A Lowry b. 1806

Family 2: Clarinda Cox b. Oct 1821, d. 4 Sep 1902

Lucy A Lowry

F, #67514, b. 1806
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1820; Mrs. Wells (Lowry)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells

Family: Lorenzo Wells b. 1801, d. a 31 Jul 1865

Alanson Wells

M, #67515, b. June 1826, d. 1901
  • Reference: W010
  • Birth: 18 June 1824; Lorraine, Jefferson Co., New York, USA1
  • Birth*: June 1826; Lorraine, Jefferson Co., New York, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1850; Bride=Eliza Jane Moore
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 2 January 1851; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Illinois State Marriage Index: 2 Jan 1851 HANCOCK Co., IL: 002/0005 00001672
    ; Bride=Eliza Jane Moore2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 December 1877; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Illinois State Marriage Index: 23 Dec 1877 HANCOCK Co., IL: 4/ 121 6019
    ; Bride=Emily _____2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1901; Cozard Cemetery, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Birth: 1824
    Death: 1901


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Eliza J. Wells (1836 - 1869)*

    Children:
    Mahalao Wells (____ - 1862)*

    *Point here for explanation


    Burial:
    Cozard Cemetery
    Hancock County
    Illinois, USA

    Created by: GLENDA EISENHOUR
    Record added: Sep 02, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 58096348
  • Burial*: 1901; Cozad Cemetery, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Alanson was the oldest child of Lorenzo and Lucy Jane Wells. In the 1850 US census, he is shown as living with this family in Hancock CO, IL. In the 1860 census, Alanson is living with his wife Eliza Jane in Prairie Township, Hancock CO, IL.
    Four children are listed as living with Alanson and Eliza, all born in Illinois. 1870 has Alanson listed as 'farmer' with land valuing $4500 and personal property worth $1500. There are now 7 children living in the home. By 1880, Eliza is no longer on the census reports and Alanson has married Emily Wyer Wells who was born in Kentucky. There are two children with the last name 'Wells' in the family and two children with the last name 'Wyer' in the family. All are listed as born in Illinois. By 1900, Alanson is living as a widower with a Claude Wells and a servant named Mary Mitten from Michigan.

    The Cozard cemetery is on private property in Bear Creek Township, Hancock CO, IL and is virtually inaccessible. The cemetery is located a few miles south of Elvaston, IL. A report of the Cozard cemetery was written by Warren L. Van Dine in 1965. This report was published in 'The Gate City' a Keokuk, IA newspaper in 1965. Mr. Van Dine did an inventory of the tombstones and recorded what was possible but states that 'the cemetery is grown to high grass and brush and several very large trees cut down many years back lie on the ground where they were fallen. There are some stones to be found but all are off their bases and flat on the ground. One has to search to find any but by raking away leaves, we managed to find a few and to read some of the inscriptions. .....others were badly worn and most of them broken in two. Several were the rough limestone of very early times here, with all inscriptions crumbled away.......the Cozard cemetery is completely abandoned today. It has been pastured by farm stock probably for seventy-five years at least, maybe for as long as a hundred. There are no fences around it and no signs of ever having any.' (document received at the Hancock CO Historical Society, Carthage, IL by the manager of this Find a Grave burial.)

    The Cozard Cemetery was formally land owned by Benjamin Cozart (Cozad) from Ohio who began buying land in Illinois (White and Hancock Counties) in 1855. He married twice: first to Angeletty Sumpter of Randolph CO, MO in 1846. After her death, he married Sarah Rohrbaugh in Hancock CO, IL in 1855. Nineteen children were born of this marriage, fifteen of whom survived to adulthood. Benjamin and Sarah moved to Labette CO, KS where they died in 1904 and 1931 respectively and are buried.
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Elvaston, Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 33
    Eliza J Wells 28
    Sarah Ana Wells 9
    Mary E Wells 8
    Cornelius L Wells 6
    Lucy Jane Wells 3
    Rhoda Ellen Wells 4/12; Household Member=Sarah Anna Wells, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Cornelius L Wells, Household Member=Lucy Jane Wells, Household Member=Rhoda Ellen Wells, Household Member=Eliza Jane Moore
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1870: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 43
    Eliza J Wells 36
    Sarah A Wells 18
    Mary E Wells 16
    Cornelius L Wells 14
    Lucy Jane Wells 12
    Rhoda E Wells 11
    Aldelaid Wells 6
    Eva Louisa Wells 1

    ; Household Member=Sarah Anna Wells, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Cornelius L Wells, Household Member=Lucy Jane Wells, Household Member=Rhoda Ellen Wells, Household Member=Adalaide Wells, Household Member=Eva Louisa Wells, Household Member=Eliza Jane Moore
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Home in 1880: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Age: 53
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Emily Wells
    Father's birthplace: Massachusetts
    Mother's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 53
    Emily Wells 50
    Eva L. Wells 10
    Ada Wells 15
    Margaret L. Wyer 16
    Caroline Wyer 12

    ; Household Member=Eva Louisa Wells, Household Member=Emily _____, Household Member=Adalaide Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age: 73
    Birth Date: Jun 1826
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1900: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    [Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 73
    Claude Wells 16
    Mary A Mitten 62

    ; Head of Household=Claude Wells

Family 1: Eliza Jane Moore b. 23 Aug 1830, d. 2 Dec 1876

Family 2: Eliza Jane Moore b. 1834, d. 1869

Family 3: Emily _____ b. 1830

Citations

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

Eliza Jane Moore

F, #67516, b. 1834, d. 1869
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: 1834; Indiana, USA
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 2 January 1851; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Illinois State Marriage Index: 2 Jan 1851 HANCOCK Co., IL: 002/0005 00001672
    ; Groom=Alanson Wells1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1869; Cozard Cemetery, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Birth: 1836
    Death: 1869


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Alanson Wells (1824 - 1901)

    Children:
    Mahalao Wells (____ - 1862)*

    *Point here for explanation


    Burial:
    Cozard Cemetery
    Hancock County
    Illinois, USA

    Created by: GLENDA EISENHOUR
    Record added: Sep 02, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 58096389
  • Name Variation: Jane Moore1
  • Married Name: 2 January 1851; Mrs. Wells (Moore)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Elvaston, Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 33
    Eliza J Wells 28
    Sarah Ana Wells 9
    Mary E Wells 8
    Cornelius L Wells 6
    Lucy Jane Wells 3
    Rhoda Ellen Wells 4/12; Head of Household=Alanson Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1870: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 43
    Eliza J Wells 36
    Sarah A Wells 18
    Mary E Wells 16
    Cornelius L Wells 14
    Lucy Jane Wells 12
    Rhoda E Wells 11
    Aldelaid Wells 6
    Eva Louisa Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Alanson Wells

Family: Alanson Wells b. Jun 1826, d. 1901

Citations

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

George W Wells

M, #67517, b. July 1830, d. 14 July 1901
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Age in 1860: 27
    Birth Year: abt 1833
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 27
    Martha J Wells 26
    Mary Isabel Wells 3
    Alice A Wells 6/12
    Willis H Darnell 20
    Geo P Ewell 22

    ; Household Member=Mary Isabel Wells, Household Member=Alice A Wells, Household Member=Martha J Beddow
  • Milt-Event*: 1 July 1863; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Residence: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Class: 1
    Congressional District: 4th
    Age on 1 July 1863: 27
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Married
    Place of Birth: New York
  • (Head of Household) Census: 3 July 1865; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Age in 1870: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1832
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 38
    Martha J Wells 37
    Mary I Wells 14
    Harriet Wells 10
    Clara E Wells 3

    ; Household Member=Mary Isabel Wells, Household Member=Harriet Wells, Household Member=Martha J Beddow, Household Member=Clara E Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Elvaston, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Home in 1880: Elvaston, Hancock, Illinois
    Age: 49
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Martha Wells
    Father's birthplace: New York
    Mother's birthplace: New York
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 49
    Martha Wells 47
    Isabelle Wells 22
    Sarah Wells 18
    Clara Wells 11
    George Wells 8; Household Member=Mary Isabel Wells, Household Member=Sarah Wells, Household Member=Clara E Wells, Household Member=George Wells, Household Member=Martha J Beddow
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Montebello, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Martha Wells
    Name: Martha Wells
    Age: 59
    Birth Date: Jul 1840
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1900: Montebello, Hancock, Illinois
    [Hancock, Illinois]
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: George Wells
    Marriage Year: 1896
    Years Married: 4
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
    Mother: number of living children: 2
    Mother: How many children: 7
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 69
    Martha Wells 59

    ; Head of Household=Martha _____

Family 1: Martha J Beddow b. 1834

Family 2: Martha _____ b. Jul 1840

Citations

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

Rosetta Wells

F, #67518, b. 29 March 1833, d. 15 November 1910
  • Reference: W010
  • Birth*: 29 March 1833; Ashtabula Co., Ohio, USA
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 11 May 1851; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; Groom=George Washington Wells
  • (Deceased) Death*: 15 November 1910; Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Scotland Co., Missouri, USA; Birth: Mar. 29, 1838
    Ohio, USA
    Death: Nov. 16, 1910
    Memphis
    Scotland County
    Missouri, USA

    Daughter of Alonzo Wells and Lucy Ann Lowrey
    (d. cert 36529)

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    George Washington Wells (1828 - 1910)*

    Children:
    Nancy Ann Wells Clemons (1852 - 1936)*
    Janette H. Wells Fifer (1867 - ____)*

    *Point here for explanation

    Note: Dates shown here are from Missouri death cert. #36529 & differ from tombstone

    Burial:
    Memphis Cemetery
    Memphis
    Scotland County
    Missouri, USA
    Plot: Sec. 4-1 Masonic Section

    Maintained by: GLENDA EISENHOUR
    Originally Created by: NE MO
    Record added: Dec 13, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 62898963
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells

Family: George Washington Wells b. 28 May 1828, d. 19 Nov 1910

Electa Ann Wells1

F, #67519, b. 15 August 1838, d. 15 October 1909
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1855; Mrs. Electa Ann Dowdall (Wells)1

Family: William Dowdall b. Mar 1854, d. 16 May 1917

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

William Wells

M, #67520, b. 1841, d. after 1865
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Wythe, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about William Wills
    Name: William Wills
    Age in 1860: 12
    Birth Year: abt 1848
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1860: Wythe, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Warsaw
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Wallace 33
    Louisa Wallace 32 [Esther Louisa Wells]
    Mary L Wallace 15
    George Wallace 4
    Sarah Wallace 2
    William Wills 12 brother-in-law
    Edwin Gilas 20

    ; Head of Household=Esther Louisa Wells
  • Milit-Beg*: 8 April 1862; Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Residence: Carthage, Illinois
    Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1862
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Illinois
    Was POW?: Yes
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Illinois 78th Infantry Regiment on 01 Sep 1862.
    Promoted to Full Sergeant.
    Mustered out on 17 Jun 1865.

    Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1 July 1863; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Residence: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Class: 1
    Congressional District: 4th
    Age on 1 July 1863: 23
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
    Place of Birth: Indiana
  • Milit-End*: 17 June 1865; U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
    about William Wells
    Name: William Wells
    Residence: Carthage, Illinois
    Enlistment Date: 8 Apr 1862
    Rank at enlistment: Private
    State Served: Illinois
    Was POW?: Yes
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Illinois 78th Infantry Regiment on 01 Sep 1862.
    Promoted to Full Sergeant.
    Mustered out on 17 Jun 1865.

    Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

Mary Jane Wells

F, #67521, b. 23 March 1843, d. 23 October 1931
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lorenzo Wells
    Name: Lorenzo Wells
    Age: 49
    Birth Year: abt 1801
    Birthplace: Massachusetts
    Home in 1850: Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lorenzo Wells 49
    Lucy A Wells 44
    Alanson Wells 24
    George Wells 19
    Rosetta Wells 17
    Electa Wells 12
    William Wells 9
    Mary Wells 6

    ; Head of Household=Lorenzo Wells
  • Married Name: 16 April 1864; Mrs. Bartlow (Wells)

Family: William Bartlow b. 1833, d. 2 Mar 1897

Sarah Anna Wells

F, #67522, b. circa September 1851
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Elvaston, Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 33
    Eliza J Wells 28
    Sarah Ana Wells 9
    Mary E Wells 8
    Cornelius L Wells 6
    Lucy Jane Wells 3
    Rhoda Ellen Wells 4/12; Head of Household=Alanson Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1870: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 43
    Eliza J Wells 36
    Sarah A Wells 18
    Mary E Wells 16
    Cornelius L Wells 14
    Lucy Jane Wells 12
    Rhoda E Wells 11
    Aldelaid Wells 6
    Eva Louisa Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Alanson Wells

Mary E Wells

F, #67523, b. 1852
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Elvaston, Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 33
    Eliza J Wells 28
    Sarah Ana Wells 9
    Mary E Wells 8
    Cornelius L Wells 6
    Lucy Jane Wells 3
    Rhoda Ellen Wells 4/12; Head of Household=Alanson Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1870: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 43
    Eliza J Wells 36
    Sarah A Wells 18
    Mary E Wells 16
    Cornelius L Wells 14
    Lucy Jane Wells 12
    Rhoda E Wells 11
    Aldelaid Wells 6
    Eva Louisa Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Alanson Wells

Cornelius L Wells

M, #67524, b. 1854
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Elvaston, Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 33
    Eliza J Wells 28
    Sarah Ana Wells 9
    Mary E Wells 8
    Cornelius L Wells 6
    Lucy Jane Wells 3
    Rhoda Ellen Wells 4/12; Head of Household=Alanson Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1870: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 43
    Eliza J Wells 36
    Sarah A Wells 18
    Mary E Wells 16
    Cornelius L Wells 14
    Lucy Jane Wells 12
    Rhoda E Wells 11
    Aldelaid Wells 6
    Eva Louisa Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Alanson Wells

Lucy Jane Wells

F, #67525, b. 1857
  • Reference: W010
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Elvaston, Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 33
    Eliza J Wells 28
    Sarah Ana Wells 9
    Mary E Wells 8
    Cornelius L Wells 6
    Lucy Jane Wells 3
    Rhoda Ellen Wells 4/12; Head of Household=Alanson Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Prairie, Hancock Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alanson Wells
    Name: Alanson Wells
    Age in 1870: 43
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Prairie, Hancock, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Elvaston
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alanson Wells 43
    Eliza J Wells 36
    Sarah A Wells 18
    Mary E Wells 16
    Cornelius L Wells 14
    Lucy Jane Wells 12
    Rhoda E Wells 11
    Aldelaid Wells 6
    Eva Louisa Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Alanson Wells