Joel Wells

M, #117231, b. 1788

Family: Frances _____ b. 1782, d. 17 Mar 1853

Frances _____

F, #117232, b. 1782, d. 17 March 1853
  • Married Name: circa 1800; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Joel Wells b. 1788

John Clayborne Wells

M, #117233, b. 1815, d. 22 August 1853

Family: Louisa Jane Nummally b. 1815, d. 1886

Louisa Jane Nummally

F, #117234, b. 1815, d. 1886
  • Married Name: circa 1835; Mrs. Wells (Nummally)

Family: John Clayborne Wells b. 1815, d. 22 Aug 1853

John Ransom Wells

M, #117235, b. December 1836, d. after 1900

Family: Mary J Hudgins b. 1850

Mary J Hudgins

F, #117236, b. 1850
  • Married Name: 1893; Mrs. Wells (Hudgins)

Family: John Ransom Wells b. Dec 1836, d. a 1900

Leonidas Wellington Wells

M, #117237, b. 4 January 1859, d. 18 October 1935

Kenneth Wells

M, #117238, b. circa 1905
  • Reference: W013 ID100

Mary E Cilley

F, #117239, b. 1867, d. 1930
  • Married Name: circa 1880; Mrs. Wells (Cilley)

Family: William Frederick Wells b. 1838, d. 2 Aug 1907

Robbie W Wells1

M, #117240, b. 8 December 1883, d. 13 May 1906
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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Elvira C Pope

F, #117241, b. 1849, d. 1888
  • Birth*: 1849
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1870; Groom=William S Wells
  • Death*: 1888
  • Married Name: circa 1870; Mrs. Wells (Pope)

Family: William S Wells b. 29 May 1848, d. 6 Jun 1916

Alfred M Wells

M, #117242, b. 1873, d. 1942

Family: Agnes M Littlefield b. 1874, d. 1963

Agnes M Littlefield

F, #117243, b. 1874, d. 1963
  • Married Name: 1898; Mrs. Wells (Littlefield)

Family: Alfred M Wells b. 1873, d. 1942

Rose Walcott

F, #117244, b. 1876, d. 1952
  • Married Name: circa 1895; Mrs. Wells (Walcott)

Family: Edward Chester Wells b. 27 Dec 1875, d. 1942

Martha Zillah Wright

F, #117245, b. 10 June 1845
  • Married Name: circa 1865; Mrs. Wells (Wright)

Family: Edward Barteaux Wells b. 28 Jan 1847

Edward Barteaux Wells

M, #117246, b. 28 January 1847

Family: Martha Zillah Wright b. 10 Jun 1845

Daniel Jesse Wells

M, #117247, b. 19 October 1873
  • Name Variation: Dana Jesse Wells

Earl H Wells

M, #117248, b. March 1892
  • Reference: W041
  • Birth*: March 1892; prob., Chester, Eaton Co., Michigan, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 May 1914; Charlotte, Eaton Co., Michigan, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
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    Name:      Earl H Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Race:      White
    Age:      22
    Birth Year:      abt 1892
    Birth Place:      Michigan
    Marriage Date:      23 May 1914
    Marriage Place:      Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, USA
    Residence Place:      Chester
    Father:      Harvey D Wells
    Mother:      Luna Summers
    Spouse:      Lydia Betts
    Record Number:      81; Bride=Lydia M Betts
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Chester, Eaton Co., Michigan, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Harry Wells
    [Harvey Wells]
    Age:      33
    Birth Date:      Dec 1866
    Birthplace:      Michigan
    Home in 1900:      Chester, Eaton, Michigan
    House Number:      0
    Sheet Number:      10
    Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:      245
    Family Number:      252
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head of House:      Head
    Marital Status:      Married
    Spouse's Name:      Luna Wells
    Marriage Year:      1888
    Father's Birthplace:      Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace:      Ohio
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Months not employed:      0
    Can Read:      Yes
    Can Write:      Yes
    Can Speak English:      Yes
    House Owned or Rented:      O
    Home Free or Mortgaged:      F
    Farm or House:      F
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Harry Wells      33
    Luna Wells      29
    Earl Wells      8; Head of Household=Harvey D Wells

Family: Lydia M Betts b. 8 Nov 1898, d. 7 Feb 1977

Lydia M Betts

F, #117249, b. 8 November 1898, d. 7 February 1977
  • Birth*: 8 November 1898; Michigan, USA
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 23 May 1914; Charlotte, Eaton Co., Michigan, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
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    Name:      Earl H Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Race:      White
    Age:      22
    Birth Year:      abt 1892
    Birth Place:      Michigan
    Marriage Date:      23 May 1914
    Marriage Place:      Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, USA
    Residence Place:      Chester
    Father:      Harvey D Wells
    Mother:      Luna Summers
    Spouse:      Lydia Betts
    Record Number:      81; Groom=Earl H Wells
  • Death*: 7 February 1977; Charlotte, Eaton Co., Michigan, USA; Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996

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    Name:      Lydia M Wells
    Birth Date:      8 Nov 1898
    Death Date:      7 Feb 1977
    Gender:      Female
    Residence:      Benton, Eaton, Michigan
    Place of Death:      Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan
  • Married Name: 23 May 1914; Mrs. Wells (Betts)

Family: Earl H Wells b. Mar 1892

Frederick Barratt Wells

M, #117250, b. 1882
  • Reference: W019
  • Birth*: 1882

Rodney Dean Wells

M, #117251, b. 1896, d. 1954
  • Reference: W019
  • Birth*: 1896
  • Death*: 1954

Bertie Collier Wells

M, #117252, b. 10 February 1884
  • Birth*: 10 February 1884; Fort Madison, Lee Co., Iowa, USA; U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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    Name:      Bertie Collier Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Race:      White
    Birth Date:      10 Feb 1884
    Birth Place:      Fort Madison, Iowa
    Father:      Simon B Wells
    Mother:      Lucretia Dulin
    SSN:      708141108
    Notes:      Feb 1937: Name listed as BERTIE COLLIER WELLS

William Wells

M, #117253, b. 1798, d. 17 November 1842
  • Birth*: 1798; Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage: 11 December 1822; Shelby Co., Indiana, USA; Bride=Elizabeth Woods
  • Death*: 17 November 1842; froze going home from his mill in Illinois, Illinois, USA; Another account of William Well's death was found in Lake County, Indiana, from 1834 to 1872 by Rev. T.H. Ball, © 1872 (page 224):

    The winter of 1842-42 was called the hard winter, one, it was said, that would long be remembered. Many cattle starved to death. The winter commenced the middle of November. November 17th -- Wm. Wells, "a very steady, sober, and stout, healthy man," perished with cold in a severe snow while returning home from mill. His residence was near West Creek, and he had been to the mill at Wilmington, in Illinois. He perished on the Illinois prairie.
  • Death: 17 November 1842; Momence, Will Co., Illinois, USA
  • Residence*: 1836; from Indiana to, Lake Co., Iowa, USA; Another account of William Well's death was found in Lake County, Indiana, from 1834 to 1872 by Rev. T.H. Ball, © 1872 (page 224):

    Page 55 lists William Wells as having settled in Lake County in 1836.
  • Residence: 1841; West Creek, Lake Co., Iowa, USA; William "Bull" Wells
    The following information about church history in the county was found in Lake County, Indiana, 1884: The Semi-Centennial Celebration of Lake County, September 3 and 4, with Historical Papers and Other Interesting Records, edited by Rev. T.H. Ball, (pages 213-214):

    The followers of the Saviour who call themselves as a designation only "Christians," called sometimes by others "Campbellites," forming a portion of the large Baptist family, were first known as such in Virginia in the time of the Rev. Alexander Campbell, who was one of the best religious disputants in the United States. His discussion held with the noted skeptic Robert Owen, nearly sixty years ago, may well be placed among American masterpieces. There has been in this county but one congregation of this variety of Christians. The place of meeting was, for a number of years, some two miles south of Lowell, in private houses or in the schoolhouse, and of these early times there seems to be no record. According to a published statement to which I have been referred as authority the church organization dates 1841, the constituent members having been Simeon Beadle and wife, William Wells and wife, Thomas Childress and wife, and J.L. Worley. The last named of these only is now living, the present President of the County Sunday-School Association. It seems a little singular that each of these women mentioned above bore the given name of Sarah. The organization took place at the home of William Wells, the Rev. Nathan Coffinburg being the minister present. .
  • Note*: 1842; Wilmington, Greene Co., Illinois, USA; This undated Crown Point Star article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:

    A Leaf from a Scrap Book
    Many have heard the story of "Bull" Wells freezing to death in early times, while coming from a grist mill at Wilmington, Illinois to his home in West Creek. W.A. Clark was on the same errand the same day, and 20 years ago, while his mind was yet clear, wrote the following letter for publication.

    This 17th day of November, 1888 is the anniversary of the remarkable death of William Wells, one of the pioneer settlers of Cedar Creek Township. He was one of the original squatters, and his "claim" I believe, was the fine quarter section now owned by Thomas Dickinson, a few miles south of Lowell. Forty-six years ago the settlers of the southern portion of Lake County were almost wholly dependent upon the mill at Wilmington, Illinois, 45 miles down the Kankakee River. The custom then was among the farmers of this section, every fall, to take a full load of grain to this mill. Accordingly, on the 15th day of November 1842, Mr. Wells, with a full wagon load of wheat, corn and buckwheat started for the mill. Up to this date there had been no snow; the weather was pleasant, and the roads were dry and good. Mr. Wells had got his grist and started for home on the morning of the 17th. The morning was somewhat stormy, with rain, snow and sleet. The wind increased and before two o'clock, a regular blizzard was raging. Wells was still plodding his way homeward. He passed Bullbonas Grove about 3 o'clock p.m. and Baker's tavern before dark. This was the last house on the road to the Momence settlement. A prairie of 12 miles without a house was before him. The weather had become intensely cold, which Wells was not well provided against. He however piled up his bags for a windbreaker, and wrapped closely around him his horse blankets, and trusted his team to follow the unbroken snowy track, until late in the evening. Suddenly his wagon came to a full stop. Upon examination he found that his wagon hammer was gone and his team thereby became detached from the wagon. The next day two horses, with part of their harness on, came to the farm of William Nichols, three miles south of Momence, and were recognized as belonging to William Wells, who had stopped there on his way to the mill three days before. The country was aroused and searching parties were sent out. Eventually the wagon was found not on the road from Momence to Wilmington, but on Grand Prairie, 8 miles north of said road. The horses had taken a track leading north over a prairie 16 miles across, The searching party had little trouble in finding Mr. Wells; following his tracks from the wagon they at length became shorter and shorter until they scarcely exceeded the length of his foot, when he pitched forward in the snow, where he was found frozen solid. Death had set its seal, but left no mark on the countenance of its victim; his face was just as fresh and ruddy as when alive. Thus finished one of the earliest, and perhaps the most well-to-do of the first settlers on the "outlet" of Cedar Lake.

Family 1: Elizabeth Woods b. 1795, d. b 1850

Family 2:

Rev. James A Wells

M, #117254, b. October 1825, d. December 1907
  • Note*: 1865; West Creek, Lake Co., Iowa, USA; The following is from The Sunday Schools of Lake: An Account of the Sunday Schools of Lake: An Account oft he Commencement and Growth of the Sunday Schools of Lake County, Indiana, from about 1840 to 1890, by Rev. T.H. Ball, © 1891, page 57:

    EGYPT UNION
    About 1865 a school in the neighborhood two and a half miles south of Lowell, known as Egypt, was conducted by James Wells. He was a son of that Williams Wells who lost his life in the severe snow storm of November 17, 1842. He became a Methodist minister and left this county many years ago. . . .

Family 1: Lament Haskins b. 1824, d. 1854

Family 2: Lovina Darling b. 1835, d. 1910

Elizabeth Woods

F, #117255, b. 1795, d. before 1850
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Wood
  • Married Name: 11 December 1822; Mrs. Wells (Woods)

Family: William Wells b. 1798, d. 17 Nov 1842

Henry Wilmarth Wells

M, #117256, b. 11 October 1801
  • Reference: W010 ID007
  • Birth*: 11 October 1801; Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USA; Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
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    Name:      Henry Willmarth Wells
    Event Type:      Birth
    Birth Date:      11 Oct 1801
    Birth Place:      Adams, Massachusetts
    Father Name:      Elisha Wells
    Mother Name:      Molly Wells
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1825; prob., Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Adaline _____
  • Note*: before 1904; Lake Co., Indiana, USA; This undated Crown Point Star article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:

    A Leaf from a Scrap Book
    Many have heard the story of "Bull" Wells freezing to death in early times, while coming from a grist mill at Wilmington, Illinois to his home in West Creek. W.A. Clark was on the same errand the same day, and 20 years ago, while his mind was yet clear, wrote the following letter for publication.

    This 17th day of November, 1888 is the anniversary of the remarkable death of William Wells, one of the pioneer settlers of Cedar Creek Township. He was one of the original squatters, and his "claim" I believe, was the fine quarter section now owned by Thomas Dickinson, a few miles south of Lowell. Forty-six years ago the settlers of the southern portion of Lake County were almost wholly dependent upon the mill at Wilmington, Illinois, 45 miles down the Kankakee River. The custom then was among the farmers of this section, every fall, to take a full load of grain to this mill. Accordingly, on the 15th day of November 1842, Mr. Wells, with a full wagon load of wheat, corn and buckwheat started for the mill. Up to this date there had been no snow; the weather was pleasant, and the roads were dry and good. Mr. Wells had got his grist and started for home on the morning of the 17th. The morning was somewhat stormy, with rain, snow and sleet. The wind increased and before two o'clock, a regular blizzard was raging. Wells was still plodding his way homeward. He passed Bullbonas Grove about 3 o'clock p.m. and Baker's tavern before dark. This was the last house on the road to the Momence settlement. A prairie of 12 miles without a house was before him. The weather had become intensely cold, which Wells was not well provided against. He however piled up his bags for a windbreaker, and wrapped closely around him his horse blankets, and trusted his team to follow the unbroken snowy track, until late in the evening. Suddenly his wagon came to a full stop. Upon examination he found that his wagon hammer was gone and his team thereby became detached from the wagon. The next day two horses, with part of their harness on, came to the farm of William Nichols, three miles south of Momence, and were recognized as belonging to William Wells, who had stopped there on his way to the mill three days before. The country was aroused and searching parties were sent out. Eventually the wagon was found not on the road from Momence to Wilmington, but on Grand Prairie, 8 miles north of said road. The horses had taken a track leading north over a prairie 16 miles across, The searching party had little trouble in finding Mr. Wells; following his tracks from the wagon they at length became shorter and shorter until they scarcely exceeded the length of his foot, when he pitched forward in the snow, where he was found frozen solid. Death had set its seal, but left no mark on the countenance of its victim; his face was just as fresh and ruddy as when alive. Thus finished one of the earliest, and perhaps the most well-to-do of the first settlers on the "outlet" of Cedar Lake.

Family: Adaline _____ b. 1804

Homer Wells

M, #117257, b. 1848
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Adaline _____

F, #117258, b. 1804
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Henry Wilmarth Wells b. 11 Oct 1801

Francis Wells

M, #117259, b. 22 June 1789
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Lucy Wells

F, #117260, b. 30 March 1791
  • Reference: W010 ID007