Earl H Wells

M, #118341, b. March 1892
  • Reference: W041
  • Birth*: March 1892; Chester, Eaton Co., Michigan, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 May 1914; Charlotte, Eaton Co., Michigan, USAG; 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, USAG; 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, #118342, b. 8 November 1898, d. 7 February 1977
  • Birth*: 8 November 1898; Michigan, USAG
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 23 May 1914; Charlotte, Eaton Co., Michigan, USAG; 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, USAG; 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, #118343, b. 1882
  • Reference: W019
  • Birth*: 1882

Rodney Dean Wells

M, #118344, b. 1896, d. 1954
  • Reference: W019
  • Birth*: 1896
  • Death*: 1954

Bertie Collier Wells

M, #118345, b. 10 February 1884
  • Birth*: 10 February 1884; Fort Madison, Lee Co., Iowa, USAG; 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, #118346, b. 1798, d. 17 November 1842
  • Birth*: 1798; Kentucky, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage: 11 December 1822; Shelby Co., Indiana, USAG; Bride=Elizabeth Woods
  • Death*: 17 November 1842; 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, USAG
  • Residence*: 1836; Lake Co., Iowa, USAG; 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, USAG; 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, USAG; 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, #118347, b. October 1825, d. December 1907
  • Note*: 1865; West Creek, Lake Co., Iowa, USAG; 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, #118348, 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, #118349, b. 11 October 1801
  • Reference: W010 ID007
  • Birth*: 11 October 1801; Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, USAG; 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; Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Adaline _____
  • Note*: before 1904; Lake Co., Indiana, USAG; 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, #118350, b. 1848
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Adaline _____

F, #118351, b. 1804
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Henry Wilmarth Wells b. 11 Oct 1801

Francis Wells

M, #118352, b. 22 June 1789
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Lucy Wells

F, #118353, b. 30 March 1791
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Hester Wells

F, #118354, b. 16 February 1793
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Ruth Wells

F, #118355, b. 24 January 1795
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Hannah Wells

F, #118356, b. 4 January 1804
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Elisha Brown Wells

M, #118357, b. 4 May 1806
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Rodman Wells

M, #118358, b. 12 August 1808, d. 12 February 1872
  • Reference: W010 ID007

Alice _____

F, #118359, b. May 1862
  • Immigration*: 1889; Brockton, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USAG; from 1900 census
  • Married Name: 1896; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Brockton, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USAG; 1910 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Arthur Thomas Wells
    Age in 1910:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1887
    Birthplace:      England
    Home in 1910:      Brockton Ward 7, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    Street:      Ford Street
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Immigration Year:      1891
    Relation to Head of House:      Son
    Marital Status:      Single
    Father's name:      Arthur Wells
    Father's Birthplace:      England
    Mother's name:      Alice Wells
    Mother's Birthplace:      England
    Native Tongue:      English
    Occupation:      Sole Layer
    Industry:      Shoe Factory
    Employer, Employee or Other:      Wage Earner
    Naturalization Status:      Naturalized
    Able to Read:      Yes
    Able to Write:      Yes
    Out of Work:      N
    Number of weeks out of work:      0
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Arthur Wells      46
    Alice Wells      48
    Arthur Thomas Wells      23
    Samuel Turner      46
    Arthur L Turner      24; Head of Household=Arthur T Wells

Family: Arthur T Wells b. May 1865

Phoebe E Reeder

F, #118360, b. 1850, d. 1965
  • Married Name: circa 1870; Mrs. Wells (Reeder)

Family: Charles Wells b. 1853, d. 8 Mar 1941

Lucille Ruth Gano

F, #118361, b. 1828, d. 1901
  • Married Name: 5 July 1846; Mrs. Wells (Gano)

Family: William S Wells b. 1819, d. 20 Jan 1891

William S Wells

M, #118362, b. 1819, d. 20 January 1891
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1890; Ridgeside, Hamilton Co., Tennessee, USAG; 1890 Veterans Schedules


    Name:      William S Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Role:      Veteran
    Residence Date:      Jun 1890
    Home in 1890 (Township, County, State):      Ridgeside, Hamilton, Tennessee
    Enumeration District:      53
    Year enlisted:      1861
    Year discharged:      1864
    Rank:      Private
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    Household:      
    Name      Role
    William S Wells      Veteran

    Co. E, 24th Ohio Infantry 19 May 1861-19 May 1864, 3 yrs
    Co. K, 23rd Ohio Infantry 11 July 1864 - 26 Jul 1865 1 yr 0m 7d

Family: Lucille Ruth Gano b. 1828, d. 1901

Edward S Wells

M, #118363, b. 1854, d. 15 May 1929

Samuel Wells

M, #118364, b. circa 1799

Family: Sarah _____ b. 1802

Sarah _____

F, #118365, b. 1802
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Samuel Wells b. c 1799

Edna M Lewis

F, #118366, b. 1881
  • Birth*: 1881; Illinois, USAG
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 24 July 1907; Los Angeles Co., California, USAG; California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980

    Name:      Edna M Lewis
    Gender:      Female
    Event Type:      Marriage
    Marriage Date:      24 Jul 1907
    Marriage Place:      Los Angeles, California, USA
    Spouse:      F J Wells; Groom=Franklin J Wells
  • Married Name: 24 July 1907; Mrs. Wells (Lewis)

Family: Franklin J Wells b. 1875, d. a 1939

Daniel Wells

M, #118367, b. between 1854 and 1857, d. after 1903

Family: _____ _____ b. c 1850, d. Feb 1903

Heber Wells

M, #118368, b. 1839
  • Milt-Event*: 1 July 1863; Manchester, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USAG; U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
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    Name:      Heber Wells
    Birth Year:      abt 1839
    Place of Birth:      New York
    Age on 1 July 1863:      24
    Race:      White
    Residence:      Manchester, Passaic, New Jersey
    Congressional District:      4th
    Class:      3
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; 1920 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Francis S Wells
    Age:      44
    Birth Year:      abt 1876
    Birthplace:      New Jersey
    Home in 1920:      Malden Ward 5, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    Street:      Fairview Terrace
    House Number:      25
    Residence Date:      1920
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head of House:      Head
    Marital Status:      Married
    Spouse's Name:      Abbie O Wells
    Father's name:      Heber Wells
    Father's Birthplace:      New York
    Mother's Birthplace:      New Jersey
    Able to Speak English:      Yes
    Occupation:      Draughtsman
    Industry:      Engineering Co
    Employment Field:      Wage or Salary
    Home Owned or Rented:      Own
    Home Free or Mortgaged:      Mortgaged
    Able to Read:      Yes
    Able to Write:      Yes
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Francis S Wells      44
    Abbie O Wells      47
    Edward P Wells      22
    Hope Wells      18
    Heber Wells      11
    Nathaniel O Wells      10
    Heber Wells      84; Head of Household=Francis Shepherd Wells

Family: Sarah E Shepherd b. c 1840

Sarah E Shepherd

F, #118369, b. circa 1840
  • Birth*: circa 1840
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1860; Groom=Heber Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1860; Mrs. Wells (Shepherd)

Family: Heber Wells b. 1839

Eugene Wells

M, #118370, b. circa 1870