Mary Jane Wall

F, #94736, b. 1869, d. 1949
  • Birth*: 1869
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1885; Groom=Robert R Wells
  • Death*: 1949
  • Married Name: circa 1885; Mrs. Wells (Wall)

Family: Robert R Wells b. 14 Nov 1865, d. 27 Jul 1929

Robert R Wells

M, #94737, b. 14 November 1865, d. 27 July 1929
  • Birth*: 14 November 1865; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1885; Bride=Mary Jane Wall
  • Death*: 27 July 1929; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA; Per member #46902635:
    Robert was b. Nov. 14, 1865.
    Death notice gives DOB of 1865; stone is engraved 1866, used here.

    Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Robert R Wells
    Death Date: 27 Jul 1929, Location: Madison
    Age: 63, Gender: Male, Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 14 Nov 1865, Location: Madison
    Spouse's Name: Mary Jane Wells
    Father's Name: Richa Wells, born: Madison
    Mother's Name: Mary Thomas, born: M

Family: Mary Jane Wall b. 1869, d. 1949

Mary Jane Thomas

F, #94738, b. 1847, d. 1874
  • Married Name: circa 1865; Mrs. Wells (Thomas)

Family: Richard Wells b. 17 Mar 1845, d. 1 Jan 1918

Richard Wells

M, #94739, b. 17 March 1845, d. 1 January 1918
  • Birth*: 17 March 1845; prob., Madison Co., Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1865; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA; Bride=Mary Jane Thomas
  • Death*: 1 January 1918; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA; Son of Richard Wells and Jaley Baxter

    Note: family notes have DOB as Mar 7 1846, DOD Jan 1 1919, have used dates engraved on stone.

    m: Mary Thomas
    ch: Robert R., John H., Horis

    all Madison Co KY:
    1860: WELLS Richa/54, Jailey/49, Providence/16, Richa Jr/15, John/12, Baxter/10, Thomas/8, Sadona/4, Dennis/2, BAXTER Lewis/26
    -1880 WELLS Richa/35/widower, Robert R/13, John H/12, Horis/11
    -1900 WELLS Richard/56/widower/father in home of son Richard R. and family
    -1910 WELLS Richa Sr/66/widower, living alone next to household of son Robert R. Wells and family.
    (note: listed as "Richa" Sr. on census record -- he is a "Jr."per family records. Is his son, Robert R. named Robert Richard and called Jr?


    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Richa Wells
    Death Date: 1 Jan 1919
    Death Location: Madison
    Residence Location: Madison
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Location: Madison
    Father's Name: Richa Wells
    Father's Birth Location: Madison
    Mother's Name: Miss Boxter
  • Name Variation: Richa Wells

Family: Mary Jane Thomas b. 1847, d. 1874

Jaley Baxter

F, #94740, b. 1810, d. 1867
  • Birth*: 1810
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1830; Groom=Richard Wells
  • Death*: 1867
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Mrs. Wells (Baxter)

Family: Richard Wells b. 1807, d. c 6 Feb 1875

Richard Wells

M, #94741, b. 1807, d. circa 6 February 1875
  • Birth*: 1807; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1830; Bride=Jaley Baxter
  • Death*: circa 6 February 1875; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA; Died bet 1870-1880
    Stone is broken across death year.

    Son of Henry Wells 1761-1822 and Elizabeth Coleman 1768-

    Husband of Jaley Baxter - married Nov 21 1831.

    ch shown to include:
    -Henry abt 1834-
    -unk son b: bet 1835-1840, d: bet 1840-1850
    -Margaret/Martha Jane 1837-bef 1880 m: Horace/Haris Parke
    -Elizabeth Oct 1840-aft 1900 m: Timothy Shipton Parke
    -Providence "Provey" Anna 1843-1916 m: John Owen Brooks
    -Richard "Richa" Jr. 1844-1919 m: Mary Thomas
    -William abt 1845-
    -John E. 1848-1920 m: Emma (Wilson?)
    -Baxter 1850-1919 m: Pauline Wells
    -Thomas 1853-

    1840 Madison WELLS Richie, males 1/under 5 (unk), 1/5-9 yrs (Henry), 1/30/39; females 1/under 5 (Margaret), 1/30-39; slaves 2 male, 1 female.
    (Nearby are the Moses F. Wells family with 5 daus, and the Henry Wells family with 2 sons, probably brothers, and brother John S. Wells.)

    1850 Madison KY: WELLS Richard/43, Joel/36, Hinny/16, Margaret/13, Elizabeth/8, Anna/6, William/5, Richard/4, John E/2, Baxter/0.

    1860 Madison KY: WELLS Richa/54, Jailey/49, Providence/16, Richa Jr./15, John/12, Baxter/10, Thomas/8, *Sadona/4, *Dennis/2; BAXTER Lewis/26 - may be brother of Jaley.
    (*Sadona and Dennis are great niece and nephew, children of Henry B. Wells and Susan Tudor).

    Richard and brother, John Sutton Wells, married sisters Jaley and Kitty Baxter.

    Another possible dau, may be infant:
    Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Wells
    Death Date: 15 Jul 1858, Madison, Residence Madison
    Gender: Female Ethnicity: White
    Birth Location: Madison
    Father's Name: Riche Wells

Family: Jaley Baxter b. 1810, d. 1867

John E Wells

M, #94742, b. 11 February 1848, d. 1 September 1910
  • Birth*: 11 February 1848; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1870; Bride=Emma J Wilson
  • Death*: 1 September 1910; prob., Madison Co., Kentucky, USA; Son of Richard Wells Sr. and Jaley Baxter

    m: Emma Wilson (born Dec 1851, Bath KY).
    four children
    -Mattie 1872-1941/Madison m: J.W. Risk

    1900 Madison KY: WELLS John/52, Emma/49 are living next door to his widower brother, Dennis, and his children.

Family: Emma J Wilson b. 1851, d. 1928

Baxter Wells

M, #94743, b. August 1850, d. 5 February 1919
  • Birth*: August 1850; Madison Co., Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1870; prob., Kentucky, USA; Bride=Pauline Brooks
  • Death*: 5 February 1919; Fayette Co., Kentucky, USA; Son of Richard Wells Sr. and Jaley Baxter

    m: Pauline B. Wells
    ch inc:
    -Etta abt 1875 (m: Eugene Bryant)
    -Algan Hisle 1879-1949
    -Cleveland abt 1885-
    -Taylor abt 1889

    1870 WELLS Baxter/20 is in home of his sister Providence "Provey" (Wells) Brooks and family

    1880 Boone MO: WELLS Baxter/29, Pauline/27/KY, Etta/5, Algan/1

    1900 Union City, Fayette KY: Baxter/49, Pauline/49, Alyan/21, Cleve3land/15, Taylor/11, BRYANT Eugene/29, Etta/29/dau

    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Baxter Wells
    Death Date: 15 Feb 1919
    Death Location: Fayette
    Residence Location: Fayette
    Age: 68
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 14 Aug 1850
    Birth Location: Kentucky
    Father's Name: Richard Wells
    Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
    Mother's Name: Jaly Baxter
    Mother's Birth Location: Kentucky

    Cemetery Record: Name: Baxter Wells City, State Lexington, Ky Age at Death 68, Burial Date 3/3/1919, Disposition Number 21266, Funeral Director Milward,
    Interment Location Section: 19 Lot: 70, Part: NW1/2

Family: Pauline Brooks b. 1852, d. 1930

Emma J Wilson

F, #94744, b. 1851, d. 1928
  • Birth*: 1851
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1870; Groom=John E Wells
  • Death*: 1928
  • Married Name: circa 1870; Mrs. Wells (Wilson)

Family: John E Wells b. 11 Feb 1848, d. 1 Sep 1910

Pauline Brooks

F, #94745, b. 1852, d. 1930
  • Married Name: circa 1870; Mrs. Wells (Brooks)

Family: Baxter Wells b. Aug 1850, d. 5 Feb 1919

Grover Cleveland Wells

M, #94746, b. 19 November 1885, d. 18 August 1929
  • Birth*: 19 November 1885; Kentucky, USA
  • Death*: 18 August 1929; Fayette Co., Kentucky, USA; 44 yrs

    Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Grover Cleveland Wells
    Death Date: 18 Aug 1929, Location: Fayette
    Age: 43, Gender: Male, Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 19 Nov 1885, Location: Fayette, KY
    Father's Name: Baxter Wells, born Kentucky
    Mother's Name: Pauline Brooks, born: Kentucky

    Burial: Aug 19 1929

Clarence M Wells

M, #94747, b. 1887, d. 1962
  • Birth*: 1887
  • Death*: 1962

Frances Gess

F, #94748, b. 1793, d. 1882
  • Birth*: 1793; prob., Ohio, USA
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 2 June 1808; Ross Co., Ohio, USA; Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993

    Name:      Absolom Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Marriage Date:      2 Jun 1808
    Marriage Place:      Ross, Ohio, USA
    Spouse:      Fanny Gess
    Film Number:      000281649; Groom=Absalom Wells
  • Death*: 1882;

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    Frances Wells
    Birth      1793
    USA
    Death      23 Apr 1882 (aged 88–89)
    Auburn, Placer County, California, USA
    Burial      
    Wells Cemetery
    Auburn, Placer County, California, USA
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    Mrs. Wells

    Died—At Rock Creek near Auburn, on April 23, Mrs. Wells, aged 89 years. Mrs. Wells came to California with her husband in 1854, and with the exception of two or three years, she has lived among us ever since. During this long period, she enjoyed the esteem and confidence of all who knew her. Prior to coming to California, she was a member of the M. E. Church, and she was one of the few whose eyes have not dimmed and whose heart has not grown cold in the Redeemer's cause. For some years past, her health has been poor and she experienced much suffering, yet the approach of death had no terrors for her. Grandmother Wells leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss, but they mourn not as those having no hope.

    Placer Argus - Auburn
    Saturday, April 29, 1882
  • Married Name: circa 1810; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Witness) Census: 1850; Washington, Buchanan Co., Missouri, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Absalom Wells
    Age:      60
    Birth Year:      abt 1790
    Birthplace:      Pennsylvania
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Buchanan, Missouri, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      531
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Absalom Wells      60
    Fanny Wells      55
    Joseph Wells      22
    Sarah Wells      20
    Isadore Wells      18
    Solomon Wells      16
    Minerva Wells      73; Head of Household=Absalom Wells
  • (Witness) Census: 1860; Placer Co., California, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Absolom Wells
    Age:      70
    Birth Year:      abt 1790
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Township 3, Placer, California
    Post Office:      Auburn
    Dwelling Number:      367
    Family Number:      357
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      300
    Personal Estate Value:      500
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Isadore Wells      25
    Thomas Wells      38
    Mary J Wells      32
    Laura Wells      10
    Mary E Wells      9
    Josephine Wells      8
    Alfred Wells      7
    Sarah Wells      4
    Thos W Wells      1
    Absolom Wells      70
    Francis Wells      62
    Joseph Wells      30; Head of Household=Thomas D Wells

Family: Absalom Wells b. 1790, d. 27 Nov 1862

Joseph Wells

M, #94749, b. 1827, d. 21 February 1899
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 1827; Ohio, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage: circa 1855; Bride=Mary P Lewis
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1875; Bride=Mary P Lewis
  • Burial*: 21 February 1899; Wells Cemetery, Auburn, Placer Co., California, USA; Placer Herald - Feb 25, 1899

    WELLS - Near Auburn, Feb 21, 1899, Joseph Wells, a native of Ohio, aged about 71 years.

    .

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1880: Lincoln, Placer, Ca
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary L. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Maryland
    Mother's Name: Francis Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 39
    Mary L. Wells 27
    Francis Wells 80
    Horace Wells 10
    Delia Wells 7
    Dora Wells 5
    Isadore Wells 3
    George Wells 1
  • Death*: 21 February 1899; Auburn Center, Placer Co., California, USA; Placer Herald - Feb 25, 1899

    WELLS - Near Auburn, Feb 21, 1899, Joseph Wells, a native of Ohio, aged about 71 years.

    .

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1880: Lincoln, Placer, Ca
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary L. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Maryland
    Mother's Name: Francis Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 39
    Mary L. Wells 27
    Francis Wells 80
    Horace Wells 10
    Delia Wells 7
    Dora Wells 5
    Isadore Wells 3
    George Wells 1
  • (Witness) Census: 1850; Washington, Buchanan Co., Missouri, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Absalom Wells
    Age:      60
    Birth Year:      abt 1790
    Birthplace:      Pennsylvania
    Home in 1850:      Washington, Buchanan, Missouri, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      531
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Absalom Wells      60
    Fanny Wells      55
    Joseph Wells      22
    Sarah Wells      20
    Isadore Wells      18
    Solomon Wells      16
    Minerva Wells      73; Head of Household=Absalom Wells
  • (Witness) Census: 1860; Placer Co., California, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Absolom Wells
    Age:      70
    Birth Year:      abt 1790
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Township 3, Placer, California
    Post Office:      Auburn
    Dwelling Number:      367
    Family Number:      357
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      300
    Personal Estate Value:      500
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Isadore Wells      25
    Thomas Wells      38
    Mary J Wells      32
    Laura Wells      10
    Mary E Wells      9
    Josephine Wells      8
    Alfred Wells      7
    Sarah Wells      4
    Thos W Wells      1
    Absolom Wells      70
    Francis Wells      62
    Joseph Wells      30; Head of Household=Thomas D Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; Auburn, Placer Co., California, USA; Name: Joseph Wells
    Age: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1880: Lincoln, Placer, Ca
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary L. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Maryland
    Mother's Name: Francis Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 39
    Mary L. Wells 27
    Francis Wells 80
    Horace Wells 10
    Delia Wells 7
    Dora Wells 5
    Isadore Wells 3
    George Wells 1; Household Member=Mary P Lewis

Family: Mary P Lewis b. 1854, d. 1934

Mary P Lewis

F, #94750, b. 1854, d. 1934
  • Birth*: 1854
  • (Bride) Marriage: circa 1855; Groom=Joseph Wells
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1875; Groom=Joseph Wells
  • Death*: 1934
  • Married Name: circa 1875; Mrs. Wells (Lewis)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Auburn, Placer Co., California, USA; Name: Joseph Wells
    Age: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1880: Lincoln, Placer, Ca
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary L. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Maryland
    Mother's Name: Francis Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 39
    Mary L. Wells 27
    Francis Wells 80
    Horace Wells 10
    Delia Wells 7
    Dora Wells 5
    Isadore Wells 3
    George Wells 1; Head of Household=Joseph Wells

Family: Joseph Wells b. 1827, d. 21 Feb 1899

Horace Wells

M, #94751, b. 1870, d. 1882
  • Reference: FAG

George W Wells

M, #94752, b. 1879, d. 1946
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 1879; Placer Co., California, USA
  • Burial*: 1946; Wells Cemetery, Auburn, Placer Co., California, USA; Wells Name Meaning and History
    English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring', ‘stream', or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.
    Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

    Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press
  • Death*: 1946

Everett Wilbur Wells

M, #94753, b. 2 May 1899, d. 5 February 1987
  • Reference: FAG

Family: L Marie Fenton b. 9 Oct 1901, d. 9 Apr 1977

Ernest Joseph Wells

M, #94754, b. 5 May 1872, d. 27 May 1927
  • Reference: FAG

Family: Willie C _____ b. 1879, d. 1968

Willie C _____

F, #94755, b. 1879, d. 1968
  • Married Name: circa 1900; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Ernest Joseph Wells b. 5 May 1872, d. 27 May 1927

Franklin D Wells

M, #94756, b. 1851, d. 1917
  • Birth*: 1851
  • Death*: 1917

Clyde E Wells

M, #94757, b. 7 June 1895, d. 6 February 1976
  • Reference: W009
  • Birth*: 7 June 1895; Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1911; Bride=Stella Marie Barrett
  • Burial*: 6 February 1976; South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA
  • Death*: 6 February 1976; Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA; Clyde E Wells, 80, of 547 15th St.,died in Coshocton county Memorial Hospital at 7:25 today shortly after admission.
    He was born June 7, 1895 in Coshocton, a son of Elisha O & Catherine Goss Wells. He married Stella Barrett on June 12, 1916.
    Wells was retired from the State Highway department where he was employed for 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.Lawrence (Catherine) Shonauer, 1517 Adams St., Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) McMorris, West Lafayette; a sister, Mr. Lewis (Marjorie) Wood, Coshocton rt.2 and two grandchildren.
    Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dawson Funeral Home with Evangelist Pat Snydor officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
    Published:Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio)
    Friday, Feb, 6, 1976

Family: Stella Marie Barrett b. 26 Sep 1895, d. 12 Aug 1984

Catherine Goss

F, #94758, b. 28 June 1875, d. 1 December 1963
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 28 June 1875; Baltic, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, USA1
  • (Bride) Marriage: 20 December 1894; Ohio, USA; Groom=Elisha Orin Wells
  • Death*: 1 December 1963
  • Burial*: 1 December 1963; South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA; Mrs. Catherine Wells, 88, widow of Elisha O Wells,
    one time local cemetery employee, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs.Lewis Wood, Rt. 2, at 10:20 p.m. Sunday following a long illness.
    Born June 28, 1879 in Baltic, she was the daughter of Frederick and Fredricka Shie Goss, and was married Dec. 20, 1894 to Mr. Wells, who died in 1957.
    She was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church.
    Surviving besides the daughter, are a son Clyde Wells,of Coshocton; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wilson and Mrs. Walter Funk, both of Coshocton. A grandchild, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dawson Funeral Home in charge of Monroe Slabach. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
    Published:Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio)
    Monday Dec.2, 1963
  • Married Name: 20 December 1894; Mrs. Wells (Goss)

Family: Elisha Orin Wells b. 11 Oct 1869, d. 23 Feb 1957

Citations

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

Elisha Orin Wells

M, #94759, b. 11 October 1869, d. 23 February 1957
  • Reference: W009
  • Birth*: 11 October 1869; Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA; U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

    Name:      Elisha Orin Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Race:      White
    Birth Date:      11 Oct 1868
    Birth Place:      Coshocton, Ohio
    Father:      Edward Wells
    Mother:      Mary E Turner
    SSN:      275144727
    Notes:      Feb 1938: Name listed as ELISHA ORIN WELLS
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 20 December 1894; Ohio, USA; Bride=Catherine Goss
  • Death*: 23 February 1957; Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA; Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007

    Report issue

    Name:      Elisha O Wells
    Death Date:      23 Feb 1957
    Death Place:      Crawford, Ohio, USA
  • Burial*: 23 February 1957; South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Tuscarawas, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Elisha O Wells
    Age in 1870:      2
    Birth Year:      abt 1868
    Birthplace:      Ohio
    Dwelling Number:      106
    Home in 1870:      Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Ohio
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Inferred Father:      Edward Wells
    Inferred Mother:      Elisabeth Wells
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Edward Wells      32
    Elisabeth Wells      23
    Charles E Wells      3
    Elisha O Wells      2; Head of Household=Edward Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Tuscarawas, Coshocton Co., Ohio, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Elisha Wells
    Age:      12
    Birth Date:      Abt 1868
    Birthplace:      Ohio
    Home in 1880:      Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Ohio, USA
    Dwelling Number:      117
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head of House:      Son
    Marital status:      Single
    Father's name:      Edward Wells
    Father's Birthplace:      Ohio
    Mother's name:      Mary E. Wells
    Mother's Birthplace:      Ohio
    Occupation:      At School
    Maimed, Crippled, or Bedridden:      Yes
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Edward Wells      46
    Mary E. Wells      33
    Charles Wells      14
    Elisha Wells      12
    Phebe Jane Wells      8; Head of Household=Edward Wells

Family: Catherine Goss b. 28 Jun 1875, d. 1 Dec 1963

Capt. James Monroe Wells

M, #94760, b. 13 November 1837, d. 10 April 1918
  • Birth*: 13 November 1837; Springville, Erie Co., New York, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1860; Bride=Delphine L Bartholomew
  • Death*: 10 April 1918; Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA; 1850 Kalamazoo Michigan hh 1923
    Samuel D Wells 49 NY farmer
    Lucinda 39 Ny
    John H 19
    Moses L 18
    Sratina 16 female
    James 13
    all born NY

    Author of "The Chisolm Massacre:A Picture of Home Rule in Mississippi" of Kemper Co. Mississippi from his Yankee point of view, whom only came to Mississippi during the reconstruction years and knew nothing of the people in Mississippi society prior to the war. He gives a very biased version of the events and Lynch in his book quotes the major irregularties Wells gives in his account of the murders in Kemper and the political issues during reconstruction at the hands of the radical Republicans in their plans to plot the blacks against the whites in order to gain control of the political offices in the cities, counties, and state government, which caused extreme retaliation by the Democrats who had suffered at their hands in every aspect imaginable. Corruption by the Republicans in the South during reconstruction touched every aspect of Southern life. Their vendetta was to punish the Confederates and remove them from control in every way they could and was accomplished through all kinds of illegal means. If they didn't want something to come forth they simply stole or burned the records to remove all traces of their dastardly deeds. Our history books in no way show what really happened during reconstruction in the South because they are all written by the Yankee's point of view. This book is no exception. William Wallace Chisholm was a Confederate soldier and it was through his greed and love of money that he changed sides from the Democrats to the Republicans and the "carpetbaggers" from the North. The Northerners were no better than the Southerners, but according to their accounts they're the ones who did all the good to free the slaves. They did more cruel things to the Blacks and used them to the most disgusting degree to gain control to which they could line their own pockets. There are more accounts of missing funds from all kinds of government offices in the South during these years, which were obtained by the Republican carpetbaggers, who saw them as easy prey. Yankee Gov of Mississippi Adelbert Ames resigned in 1876 to avoid impeachment, was among these men involved in Kemper Co appointments of the Republicans to which Wells writes about as "most honored men." Ames' father in law, Yankee Gov of Louisiana, Benjamin Franklin Butler, who after a number of semi-successful military exploits, Butler was appointed military governor of New Orleans in 1862. His controversial actions as governor earned him the nickname "The Beast" and he was vilified in the South. He was called an outlaw by Confederate President Davis (the man he once supported to be President of the United States). He left New Orleans at the end of 1862 and his remaining war record was less than spectacular. After the war, Butler became a Radical Republican (a major switch from his prewar political life) and was elected to Congress in 1866. Butler was angered by President Andrew Johnson's soft treatment of the South, especially Jefferson Davis.

    Is it any wonder that these men who were supposed to have been the "cream of the crop" and educated and the "brains" of our nation would put poor illiterate black people in offices of importance when they couldn't even read or write, but what a great plan to achieve their ulterior motives. Any person who had the "good" in mind for these poor people would have educated them first before putting them in a political office for which they could manage effectively and succeed. However, that is not what happened and as a result they took advantage of these poor people promising them all kinds of things. The promise of the North to the slaves of "40 acres and a mule" never happened and their perilous condition never improved.

    I find it very odd that during research of a home in Des Moines, Iowa I discovered a deed which specifically stated they were not allowed to "sell to blacks." In this same neighborhood is Hoyt Sherman, the brother of the "gallant" family of William Tecumseh Sherman, who we can thank for burning the South beyond reproach. Hoyt along with his cronies absconded with the land from a poor widow and her children which was taken to the Iowa Supreme Court by the children after they were grown to no avail because all of their friends sat on the bench. These deeds were withheld from being recorded in the county records until after all of them were dead as outlined in their wills. A black judge in Des Moines went to Drake University during that time and was not allowed to live on campus because he was black. So the Northerners were no better and were still discriminating against Black people for years. Some of the Black people who eventually left the South for northern jobs expecting to find their treatment better, in fact, found it worse. This I have obtained from some of the Black folks who experienced it coming directly from Lauderdale County, Mississippi whose families came from slaves.

    William Wallace Chisholm and his wife, Emily Mann

    Newspaper Articles Kemper, Mississippi Massacre
    Submitted to the site by Larry E. Caver, Jr.

    (Dekalb, Mississippi, April 30, 1877) On the evening of the 26th instant, Mr. John W. GULLY was assassinated on the road near his home. Mr. GULLY had been in town and was returning home- about twilight, when within half a mile of his house, was shot by an assassin on the roadside; the shot took effect in the neck killing him instantly. The report of the gun was heard at his house, and he not coming immediately caused his son and a friend who happened to be at the house, to walk up the road in the direction of town, when they found the body of Mr. GULLY lifeless in the road. The assassin had taken his hat, boots and pocket book; no clue could be had as to his or their whereabouts. Mr. GULLY's body was on Saturday, the 28th, buried at the family burying ground near New Hope Church…

    A rebuttal of his book Kemper County Vindicated: And a Peep at Radical Rule in Mississippi By James Daniel Lynch

    A Monument to Cornelia Chisholm
    Date: Monday, November 26, 1877
    Paper: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL)
    Volume: VI
    Issue: 209
    Page: 4
    A Monument to Cornelia Chisholm
    As the Inter Ocean has heretofore announced, Captain James M Wells, of Mississippi, has in press and will soon issue a history of the Chisholm massacre, embracing a complete history of the late "Kemper County Tragedy," and the causes leading to that and other terrible crimes.

    This book is written and published to aid in the work of erecting a monument to the brave girl who sacrificed her life to save that of her father.

    A letter from Mrs Chisholm says:
    Captain Wells was among the first to come to the aid of our suffering family after they were wounded, and kindly, skillfully, and faithfully nursed them until death came to their relief, and he is in every way qualified for the task so generously undertaken.

    The manuscript of the forthcoming work has been carefully perused by me, and meets my hearty approval.

    At the solicitation of my friends at home and abroad, the proceeds of the sale of this book will be devoted to the purpose of removing the bodies of my dear ones to some Northern State beyond the reach of the desecrating hand of their enemies, where my home will hereafter be made, and there to erect a suitable monument to the memory of the martyred dead.

    Any aid thus rendered him will be most gratefully and thankfully received, and treasured up in my heart, as the many acts of known and unknown friends have already been.

    This book will be finely illustrated, and will contain, among others, the picture of the young heroine herself, Cornelia Chisholm. The price will be $1.75 in cloth, or $1.25 in paper, and it will be sent post-paid on receipt of that price to any part of the United States. The object is worthy, and we trust the work will have a large scale.

    Sunday, March 15, 1891
    Paper: Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID)
    Volume: 27
    Page: 8
    He has been once married, but has been a widower for twenty years. Soon after the close of the war, Capt. Wells went south, where he held an appointment under the government in the internal revenue service, and subsequently went to Washington, D. C. where he held appointments in the Treasury Department, under Secretaries Sherman and Windom, but was compelled to resign on account of failing health, and came West after the close of the presidential campaign of 1884.

    Captain Wells has participated as a Republican speaker in nearly every important campaign since the close of the war and has twice stumped in the States of Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia under the auspices of the Republican National committee.

    He went to Kootenai county, Idaho, in 1887, where he has since lived a quiet and retired life on a ranch. Without his solicitation he was made the candidate of the Republican party of Kootenai county for the honors of the second senatorial district, and stumped the counties of Kootenai and Latah, and at the election received the largest vote of any candidate of either party in his own county, running largely ahead of the State Ticket.

    Libby Prisoner at Final Rest Former Well-Known Citizen of Idaho Dies at Los Angeles at
    Date: Sunday, April 21, 1918
    Paper: Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID)
    Issue: 39
    Page: 11
    Captain James M Wells, well known resident of both north and south Idaho, died at Los Angeles April 10, at the age of 81. He lived in north Idaho for a time and was a member from that section to the first state legislature, representing Kootenai county. He became best known through the state generally as a commissioner to the world's fair at Chicago in 1892.

    In 1895 he located in Payette and in 1899 he was elected assessor for Canyon county and during his term of office made his home in Caldwell.

    Captain Wells was born in New York state and moved to Michigan when he was a child. He enlisted in the Eighth Michigan calvary as a private and was discharged with the rank of captain. He was twice a prisoner of war and was one of the 103 prisoner who tunneled their way out of Libby prison, and one of the 43 who were successful in making their escape. He went to Cheney, Wash., 34 years ago to take charge of the estate of his deceased brother, and after two years moved to north Idaho.

    Captain Wells went to Los Angeles in 1901 for the benefit of his health and with the exception of a year spent in Idaho six years ago he has lived there during that time.

    He is survived by a son, Walter W. Wells of Chicago and two neices, Mrs Robert Tweedy of Bannock, Mont., and Mrs (Statira Wells)
    D. D. Alvord of Twin Falls.

    Thursday, August 22, 1918
    Paper: Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, MI)
    Page: 3
    Capt. Well's Ashes To Be Buried Sunday
    Ashes of the late Captain James M. Wells, just received from the Rosedale cemetery, California will be deposited in Mape Grove Cemetery, South Comstock, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The G.A.R. burial service will prevail, officers of Orcutt post officiating at the grave. Friends and neighbors are asked to assemble in respect to the memory of one who served his country well in peace and war.


    G.A.R. Buries Captain Wells Famous Officer, Author And Politician Was Resident Of Comstock
    Date: Monday, August 26, 1918
    Paper: Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, MI)
    Page: 2

    G.A.R. BURIES CAPT WELLS
    Famous Officer, Author and Politician was Resident of Comstock
    Burial of Capt. James M Wells, 8th Michigan Volunteer cavalry, occurred Sunday afternoon in the South Comstock cemetery. Services were in charge of Orcutt Post No 79, G.A.R., eight automobile loads going from this city to the cemetery.

    Capt Wells was born in Comstock township. He was an intimate friend of the late Senator J. C. Burrows and Gen. William A. Shafter. He enlisted as a sergeant in the 8th cavalry, but was soon promoted. September 27, 1863, he was taken prisoner near Athens, Tenn., and was sent to Libby Prison. From this famous rebel institution he made his escape with other officers by tunneling February 9, 1864. Pursued by bloodhounds and undergoing greatest privations, he nevertheless made his way back to the Union lines, and up to the time of his death was the last surviving member of the party of 50 officers who made their escape.

    Capt. Wells from early boyhood was of adventuresome spirit. He crossed the plains at the time of the Mormon war, and again made the overland journey to California with Gull and Parker. He was in Nevada at the outbreak of the Civil War and hurried back home to join the Union Army. His army experiences were published in a book entitled "Touch of Elbow."

    In reconstruction days, Capt Wells was hunted as a fugitive by the Ku Klux Klan, he serving at that time as clerk of Mississippi state senate. He was commissioner from Idaho to the Columbian exposition at Chicago, and afterwards missed election to the United States senate by one vote. He was influential in getting through congress the first irrigation appropriation, and was active in the organization of the Boy Scouts in the west.

    Capt. Wells is well remembered, not only by his old army comrades, but by many others in Kalamazoo. For many years he resided in California, making several journeys back to his boyhood home.

    Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967
    By James B. Lloyd
    James Monroe Wells 1837
    Born in 1837 to Samuel D and Lucinda Percival Wells in New York, James Monroe Wells studied at Kalamazoo College before teaching at St Joseph, Missouri (1859) and traveling extensively in the western portion of the United States. With the outbreak of the War between the States, Wells enlisted in the Union army 1862, during the war, in which he was twice captured, he rose to the rank of captain in the 8th Michigan Cavalry. Married to Delphene S Bartholomew on 14 Nov 1866, about 1868 he came to Mississippi, where he was a deputy revenue collector under the Reconstruction government. On 29 April 1877 a group of three hundred men attacked Judge William Wallace Chisolm; two of his children, and two others died as a result. Judge Chisolm was a leader of the Republican party in Kemper County, Mississippi; to Wells this murder, and the subsequent failure of the state to prosecute anyone, demonstrated the true nature of Home rule, which Mississippi Democrats had been seeking and had at length achieved in 1875.

Family: Delphine L Bartholomew b. 2 Feb 1847, d. 20 Apr 1918

Lucinda Percival _____

F, #94761, b. circa 1810, d. 1863
  • Birth*: circa 1810
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1830; Groom=Samuel D Wells
  • Death*: 1863
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Samuel D Wells b. 1801, d. 25 Jan 1851

Samuel D Wells

M, #94762, b. 1801, d. 25 January 1851

Family: Lucinda Percival _____ b. c 1810, d. 1863

John Henry Wells

M, #94763, b. 1829, d. 1883
  • Birth*: 1829
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1850; Bride=Helen Beckwith
  • Death*: 1883

Family: Helen Beckwith b. c 1830, d. 24 Apr 1922

Moses Leland Wells

M, #94764, b. 1832, d. 1854
  • Birth*: 1832
  • Death*: 1854

Statira Barr Wells

F, #94765, b. 1834, d. 1898
  • Birth*: 1834
  • Death*: 1898