Abram Dixon Wells

M, #73913, b. 17 May 1874, d. 27 January 1944
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Valley, Linn Co., Kansas, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Henry C. Wells
    Name: Henry C. Wells
    Age: 41
    Birth Year: abt 1839
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1880: Valley, Linn, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Rebeca J. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Henry C. Wells 41
    Rebeca J. Wells 23
    Dickson Wells 6
    Laugton Wells 4

    ; Head of Household=Henry Clay Wells

Laughton Wells

M, #73914, b. 1876
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Valley, Linn Co., Kansas, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Henry C. Wells
    Name: Henry C. Wells
    Age: 41
    Birth Year: abt 1839
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1880: Valley, Linn, Kansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Rebeca J. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Henry C. Wells 41
    Rebeca J. Wells 23
    Dickson Wells 6
    Laugton Wells 4

    ; Head of Household=Henry Clay Wells

Silver C Wells

F, #73915, b. July 1895
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Osage, Miami Co., Kansas, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about C Henry Wells
    Name: C Henry Wells
    Age: 61
    Birth Date: Mar 1839
    Birthplace: Indiana
    Home in 1900: Osage, Miami, Kansas
    [Miami]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: E Francis Wells
    Marriage Year: 1892
    Years married: 8
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    C Henry Wells 61
    E Francis Wells 47
    C Silver Wells 4

    ; Head of Household=Henry Clay Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1 March 1905; Osage, Miami Co., Kansas, USA; Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925
    about H C Wells
    Name: H C Wells
    Census Date: 1 Mar 1905
    Residence County: Miami
    Residence state: Kansas
    Locality: Osage
    Birth Location: Indiana
    Gender: Male
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
    Race: White
    Line: 11
    Roll: ks1905_97
    Household Member(s): Name Age
    H C Wells 65
    Frances 62
    Silver 9
    occ: stonemason; Head of Household=Henry Clay Wells

Elizabeth Wells

F, #73916, b. 1852
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Abraham Wells

M, #73917, b. 8 February 1766, d. 13 July 1843
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Family: Nancy Wisby b. 11 Oct 1775, d. 4 Nov 1865

Citations

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Thomas Wells

M, #73918, b. circa 1793
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Joseph Wells

M, #73919, b. 2 August 1795, d. before 1812
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Elizabeth Wells

F, #73920, b. 26 August 1797, d. 9 February 1859
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • Married Name: before 23 February 1815; Mrs. Mc Gee (Wells)

Family: Thomas Mc Gee b. c 1795, d. a 1870

Thomas Mc Gee

M, #73921, b. circa 1795, d. after 1870
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Elizabeth Wells b. 26 Aug 1797, d. 9 Feb 1859

Sarah Wells (1)

F, #73922, b. 11 October 1799, d. before 1805
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Frances Wells

F, #73923, b. 21 October 1801, d. 17 February 1883
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • Married Name: 25 November 1819; Mrs. Felton (Wells)

Family: Alexander Felton b. 8 Apr 1795, d. 2 Sep 1854

Alexander Felton

M, #73924, b. 8 April 1795, d. 2 September 1854
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Frances Wells b. 21 Oct 1801, d. 17 Feb 1883

Annie Wells

F, #73925, b. 24 February 1803
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Sarah Wells (2)

F, #73926, b. 4 January 1805
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • Married Name: 16 May 1822; Mrs. Ewing (Wells)

Family: Samuel Ewing b. c 1795

Samuel Ewing

M, #73927, b. circa 1795
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Sarah Wells (2) b. 4 Jan 1805

Nancy Wells

F, #73928, b. 31 July 1807, d. 4 May 1891
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • Married Name: 26 May 1825; Mrs. Bair (Wells)

Family: Thomas Bair b. 15 Sep 1804, d. 4 Feb 1885

Thomas Bair

M, #73929, b. 15 September 1804, d. 4 February 1885
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Nancy Wells b. 31 Jul 1807, d. 4 May 1891

Rev. Hugh Wells

M, #73930, b. 22 December 1812, d. 9 July 1896
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • Birth*: 22 December 1812; Highland Co., Ohio, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 10 March 1831; Marion Co., Indiana, USA; Bride=Elizabeth Hollingsworth
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 13 August 1839; Marion Co., Indiana, USA; Bride=Caroline Burns Young
  • (Deceased) Death*: 9 July 1896; North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana, USA
  • Burial*: 9 July 1896; Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana, USA; Birth:      Dec. 22, 1812
    Highland County
    Ohio, USA
    Death:      Jul. 9, 1896
    North Manchester
    Wabash County
    Indiana, USA

    Photo of house courtesy of Allan D. White of North Manchester, IN: home of Hugh and Caroline Wells, built for them in 1872 at 301 West Third, North Manchester.

    "Misses Esta and May Mullencup, two granddaughters of Rey. H. Wells, from Wisconsin, have been visiting in the city for the past ten days."[North Manchester Journal August 27, 1885]

    OBITUARY - North Manchester Journal (IN) -0 July 16, 1896
    Sketch of the Life of Rev. Hugh Wells, whose Death Occurred on July 9th.

    Rev. Hugh Wells was born in Highland county, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1812, and passed to his final rest in North Manchester, Ind., July 9, 1896, aged 83 years, 6 months and 17 days.

    The subject of the above notice came with his parents to Marion Co., Indiana in 1830, when he was eighteen years of age and settled on some land west of where the city of Indianapolis now stands. Besides aiding his parents to clear up a farm, teaching school during the winter, he began to preach to some Lutheran people in the country around them as early as 1845 or 1846. He became a member of the Miami Lutheran Synod, Germantown, Ohio, in 1847, having traveled there on horse back. In April, 1848, by advice of some of the ministers of the Miami Synod he was induced to call a meeting of the few scattered Lutheran ministers in Indiana with a view of organizing a Synod in this state.

    A meeting was called in October, 1848, at Indianapolis, where Rev. Wells and five other clerical brethren organized the Ohio Branch Synod. For seven years he preached for and organized many Lutheran churches in the county and adjoining counties in which he lived, baptizing their children and administering to them the sacrament of the altar. His work during these years was mostly of the missionary kind for there was great need of this kind of work and he seemed so well fitted for it. His work along this line was a great success, for not only were many weak churches strengthened and encouraged but many new organizations effected. There
    were no rail roads where he labored in these years, so a faithful horse carried his master from place to place in all kinds of weather and condition of roads and seldom failed to meet an appointment.

    Forty-nine years ago last May, he came on horse back from Indianapolis to North Manchester to aid in the dedication of the first Lutheran church here. In 1852 he moved from Ladoga, Hendricks county, to Columbia City which he made his home and central point of his ministerial labors. Soon after locating in Columbia City he took charge of the church there which Rev. Franklin Templin had organized, built a house of worship and served several years previous. He served North Manchester church in connection with Columbia City from 1852 to 1859. The Manchester charge became a separate pastorate about this time, so Father Wells gave all his time to Columbia City and Coesse which he served till 1869.

    From 1869 to 1871 he served as pastor of the church in Van Wert, Ohio, the only period during the forty-one years of the North Indiana Synod he was not a member of the same. In July, 1871, he again took charge of the church at North Manchester, in connection with the church at Silver Lake, which charge he served till 1881, and this closed his active work of the ministry in the church. Although having laid aside the work of the active ministry in 1881, his services were often demanded in the various pastorates he served, and brethren in different parts of the church frequently called upon him for aid and when health would permit his services were cheerfully given. He preached his last sermon in North Manchester, May 23, 1896, on the occasion the
    fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the Lutheran church of this place, yet he attended public service in the church three weeks before his demise. The following note to his children written shortly before his death would indicate the bent of his mind to the end:

    "Remember that your father lived and died a Christian; and his last advice is that you all follow him as he followed Christ, and meet him in heaven." His last illness was brief, but severe, the asthma aggravated by lagrippe, caused great suffering but his mental acumen was unimpaired, his will power strong as ever. His physical strength continued up to the last, for only three hours before his death he arose from his bed unaided and sat up to take some medicine. But on Thursday morning last the Angel of Death came and said to him "it is enough, come up higher" and the spirit of this faithful servant of God took its fight to Him who gave it. And in that serenity of spirit, that fullness of faith and triumph of hope which characterized his past life, he passed the dark valley, when the Sun of Righteousness, full robed and resplendent with divine glory, broke upon his vision. He now rests from his labors and his works to follow Him. The many churches he has been instrumental in erecting through great effort and sacrifice are monuments to his memory, but through his godly life he has erected monuments in the hearts of the people which shall stand for good when all other monuments will have crumbled to dust.

    "Servant of God, well done;
    Rest from thy loved employ;
    The battle fought, the victory won,
    Enter the Master's joy."

    On Sunday morning, July 12th, the funeral services were held in Zion Lutheran church attended by a very large concourse of people, all the other churches in town having suspended their services in order to attend his obsequies. The writer of this conducted the services and spoke from the words in Math. 25:32; "Well done good and faithful servant, etc." Revs. C.H. Rockey of Shepherdstown, W.Va. and E.W. Erick, of Spencerville, old friends of the deceased, followed with comforting and instructive words relative to the life of the deceased. The singing by the choir of the familiar hymns selected by the family was impressive, and the anthem "Lead Kindly Light" was extremely touching and brought tears to the eyes of many. The church and his accustomed seat, were appropriately draped and the floral offerings in the church and on the casket were significant of the life and character of Father Wells.

    He was the father of sixteen children eight of whom are living, well respected and circumstanced in life; six of whom with the mother were present at the funeral and lovingly prepared the remains for burial. After the services at the church, the remains were tenderly and solemnly laid to rest by the side of his son Hugh in Oak Lawn cemetery amid the sorrow of a devoted family and the heart sobs of many devoted friends.

    We extend to the widow and children of Father Wells our sincere condolence in this their time of sorrow, with the hope that they may feel that their loss is his eternal gain.

    D.A. KUHN. North Manchester, July 14, 1896

    Family links:
    Spouses:
    Elizabeth Hollingsworth Wells (1808 - 1838)
    Caroline B Young Wells (1820 - 1898)*

    Children:
    Zephaniah Wells (1832 - 1937)*
    Nancy Wells DeVault (1834 - 1901)*
    Cynthia Ann Wells Mullencup (1836 - 1914)*
    Abram W. Wells (1837 - 1910)*
    William Y Wells (1840 - 1922)*
    Martha Jane Wells (1842 - 1850)*
    Samuel Dixon Wells (1843 - 1850)*
    John Martindale Wells (1845 - 1850)*
    Giles Wilson Wells (1847 - 1850)*
    Hugh Wells (1849 - 1850)*
    Hugh Wells (1856 - 1882)*
    Tryphosa Wells Purcell (1859 - 1941)*
    Stephen AD Wells (1862 - 1863)*
    Jessie Wells Frame (1863 - 1944)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Oaklawn Cemetery
    North Manchester
    Wabash County
    Indiana, USA

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    Created by: OPPSheryl
    Record added: Dec 11, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 45328764
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Washington, Marion Co., Indiana, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      O
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1181
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      23
    Carolina Wells      10
    Nancy Wells      15
    Tynthia Wells      15
    Abraham Wells      13
    William Wells      10
    Martha T Wells      8
    Samuel Wells      7
    John M Wells      5
    Giles W Wells      3
    Hugh Wells      0; Household Member=Caroline Burns Young, Household Member=Nancy Wells, Household Member=Cynthia Ann Wells, Household Member=Abraham M Wells, Household Member=Dr. William Young Wells, Household Member=Samuel Dixon Wells, Household Member=John Martindale Wells, Household Member=Giles Wilson Wells, Household Member=Hugh Wells (1)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Columbia City, Whitley Co., Indiana, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      48
    Birth Year:      abt 1812
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Ohio
    Home in 1860:      Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana
    Post Office:      Columbia City
    Family Number:      170
    Value of real estate:      View image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      48
    Caroline B Wells      38
    Caroline Wells      9
    Hugh Wells      5
    Trifena Wells      1
    Trifasa Wells      1; Household Member=Caroline Burns Young, Household Member=Hugh Wells (2), Household Member=Tryphosa Wells, Household Member=Tryphena Wells, Household Member=Caroline Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Van Wert, Van Wert Co., Ohio, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age in 1870:      57
    Birth Year:      abt 1813
    Birthplace:      Ohio
    Home in 1870:      Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Van Wert
    Value of real estate:      View image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      57
    Caroline B Wells      49
    Hugh Wells      13
    Tryphena Wells      11
    Tryphosa Wells      11
    Jessie Wells      6; Household Member=Caroline Burns Young, Household Member=Hugh Wells (2), Household Member=Tryphosa Wells, Household Member=Tryphena Wells, Household Member=Jessie Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana, USA; Household Member=Jessie Wells, Household Member=Caroline Burns Young

Family 1: Elizabeth Hollingsworth b. 27 Sep 1808

Family 2: Caroline Burns Young b. 27 Dec 1820, d. 3 Apr 1898

Elizabeth Hollingsworth

F, #73931, b. 27 September 1808
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 10 March 1831; Mrs. Wells (Hollingsworth)

Family: Rev. Hugh Wells b. 22 Dec 1812, d. 9 Jul 1896

Caroline Burns Young

F, #73932, b. 27 December 1820, d. 3 April 1898
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 13 August 1839; Mrs. Wells (Young)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Washington, Marion Co., Indiana, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      O
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1181
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      23
    Carolina Wells      10
    Nancy Wells      15
    Tynthia Wells      15
    Abraham Wells      13
    William Wells      10
    Martha T Wells      8
    Samuel Wells      7
    John M Wells      5
    Giles W Wells      3
    Hugh Wells      0; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Columbia City, Whitley Co., Indiana, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      48
    Birth Year:      abt 1812
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Ohio
    Home in 1860:      Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana
    Post Office:      Columbia City
    Family Number:      170
    Value of real estate:      View image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      48
    Caroline B Wells      38
    Caroline Wells      9
    Hugh Wells      5
    Trifena Wells      1
    Trifasa Wells      1; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Van Wert, Van Wert Co., Ohio, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age in 1870:      57
    Birth Year:      abt 1813
    Birthplace:      Ohio
    Home in 1870:      Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Van Wert
    Value of real estate:      View image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      57
    Caroline B Wells      49
    Hugh Wells      13
    Tryphena Wells      11
    Tryphosa Wells      11
    Jessie Wells      6; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana, USA; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells

Family: Rev. Hugh Wells b. 22 Dec 1812, d. 9 Jul 1896

Zephania Wells

M, #73933, b. 4 August 1832, d. 6 February 1837
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Nancy Wells

F, #73934, b. 14 February 1834, d. 17 July 1901
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Washington, Marion Co., Indiana, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      O
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1181
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      23
    Carolina Wells      10
    Nancy Wells      15
    Tynthia Wells      15
    Abraham Wells      13
    William Wells      10
    Martha T Wells      8
    Samuel Wells      7
    John M Wells      5
    Giles W Wells      3
    Hugh Wells      0; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells
  • Married Name: 30 March 1856; Mrs. DeVault (Wells)

Family: Lemuel DeVault b. c 1830

Lemuel DeVault

M, #73935, b. circa 1830
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Nancy Wells b. 14 Feb 1834, d. 17 Jul 1901

Cynthia Ann Wells

F, #73936, b. 23 March 1836, d. 22 December 1914
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Washington, Marion Co., Indiana, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      O
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1181
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      23
    Carolina Wells      10
    Nancy Wells      15
    Tynthia Wells      15
    Abraham Wells      13
    William Wells      10
    Martha T Wells      8
    Samuel Wells      7
    John M Wells      5
    Giles W Wells      3
    Hugh Wells      0; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells
  • Married Name: 25 October 1855; Mrs. Mullencup (Wells)

Family: Jacob Mullencup b. 14 Sep 1829, d. 20 Oct 1894

Jacob Mullencup

M, #73937, b. 14 September 1829, d. 20 October 1894
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Cynthia Ann Wells b. 23 Mar 1836, d. 22 Dec 1914

Abraham M Wells

M, #73938, b. 30 July 1837, d. 18 May 1910
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • Name Variation: Abram W Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Washington, Marion Co., Indiana, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      O
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1181
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      23
    Carolina Wells      10
    Nancy Wells      15
    Tynthia Wells      15
    Abraham Wells      13
    William Wells      10
    Martha T Wells      8
    Samuel Wells      7
    John M Wells      5
    Giles W Wells      3
    Hugh Wells      0; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells

Family: Annie Rebecca Undergraff b. 21 Apr 1839, d. 23 Dec 1904

Annie Rebecca Undergraff

F, #73939, b. 21 April 1839, d. 23 December 1904
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 2 June 1859; Mrs. Wells (Undergraff)

Family: Abraham M Wells b. 30 Jul 1837, d. 18 May 1910

William A Wells

M, #73940, b. 19 February 1864, d. 20 September 1921
  • Reference: W192 ID999

Dr. William Young Wells

M, #73941, b. 2 August 1840, d. 13 November 1922
  • Reference: W192 ID999
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Washington, Marion Co., Indiana, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Hugh Wells
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      O
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1181
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hugh Wells      23
    Carolina Wells      10
    Nancy Wells      15
    Tynthia Wells      15
    Abraham Wells      13
    William Wells      10
    Martha T Wells      8
    Samuel Wells      7
    John M Wells      5
    Giles W Wells      3
    Hugh Wells      0; Head of Household=Rev. Hugh Wells

Family: Nancy Elizabeth Baker b. 26 Nov 1841, d. 13 Oct 1910

Nancy Elizabeth Baker

F, #73942, b. 26 November 1841, d. 13 October 1910
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Name Variation: Nancy Elizabeth Baer
  • Married Name: 7 December 1861; Mrs. Wells (Baker)

Family: Dr. William Young Wells b. 2 Aug 1840, d. 13 Nov 1922