John Wells

M, #119979, b. 1847
  • (Witness) Census: 1850; Franklin, Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age:      42
    Birth Year:      abt 1808
    Birthplace:      Virginia
    Home in 1850:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      1860
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      42
    Rhoda Wells      27
    Sarah Wells      17
    Benjamin Wells      15
    Rowana Wells      12
    Jacob Wells      11
    George W Wells      5
    John Wells      3; Head of Household=Adam Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age:      53
    Birth Year:      abt 1807
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Post Office:      Arnheim
    Dwelling Number:      23
    Family Number:      23
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      6000
    Personal Estate Value:      3000
    Cannot Read, Write:      Y
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      53
    Rhoda Wells      39
    Jacob Wells      21
    Benjamin Wells      26
    Jemimah Wells      16
    George Wells      16
    John Wells      13
    James Wells      12
    Joseph Wells      6
    Elizabeth Wells      5
    Mary Wells      89; Head of Household=Adam Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Franklin, Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age in 1870:      64
    Birth Year:      abt 1806
    Birthplace:      Virginia
    Dwelling Number:      32
    Home in 1870:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Georgetown
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Cannot Read:      Y
    Cannot Write:      Y
    Male Citizen over 21:      Y
    Personal Estate Value:      1700
    Real Estate Value:      1200
    Inferred Spouse:      Roda Wells
    Inferred Children:      George Wells
    John Wells
    James Wells
    Joseph Wells
    Charley Wells
    David Wells
    Gideon Wells
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      64
    Roda Wells      46
    George Wells      25
    John Wells      23
    James Wells      18
    Joseph Wells      14
    Charley Wells      13
    David Wells      10
    Gideon Wells      4
    Elizabeth Wells      14; Head of Household=Adam Wells

James Wells

M, #119980, b. 1848, d. 6 October 1923
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age:      53
    Birth Year:      abt 1807
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Post Office:      Arnheim
    Dwelling Number:      23
    Family Number:      23
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      6000
    Personal Estate Value:      3000
    Cannot Read, Write:      Y
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      53
    Rhoda Wells      39
    Jacob Wells      21
    Benjamin Wells      26
    Jemimah Wells      16
    George Wells      16
    John Wells      13
    James Wells      12
    Joseph Wells      6
    Elizabeth Wells      5
    Mary Wells      89; Head of Household=Adam Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Franklin, Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age in 1870:      64
    Birth Year:      abt 1806
    Birthplace:      Virginia
    Dwelling Number:      32
    Home in 1870:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Georgetown
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Cannot Read:      Y
    Cannot Write:      Y
    Male Citizen over 21:      Y
    Personal Estate Value:      1700
    Real Estate Value:      1200
    Inferred Spouse:      Roda Wells
    Inferred Children:      George Wells
    John Wells
    James Wells
    Joseph Wells
    Charley Wells
    David Wells
    Gideon Wells
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      64
    Roda Wells      46
    George Wells      25
    John Wells      23
    James Wells      18
    Joseph Wells      14
    Charley Wells      13
    David Wells      10
    Gideon Wells      4
    Elizabeth Wells      14; Head of Household=Adam Wells

Joseph Wells

M, #119981, b. 1854
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age:      53
    Birth Year:      abt 1807
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Post Office:      Arnheim
    Dwelling Number:      23
    Family Number:      23
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      6000
    Personal Estate Value:      3000
    Cannot Read, Write:      Y
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      53
    Rhoda Wells      39
    Jacob Wells      21
    Benjamin Wells      26
    Jemimah Wells      16
    George Wells      16
    John Wells      13
    James Wells      12
    Joseph Wells      6
    Elizabeth Wells      5
    Mary Wells      89; Head of Household=Adam Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Franklin, Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age in 1870:      64
    Birth Year:      abt 1806
    Birthplace:      Virginia
    Dwelling Number:      32
    Home in 1870:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Post Office:      Georgetown
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Cannot Read:      Y
    Cannot Write:      Y
    Male Citizen over 21:      Y
    Personal Estate Value:      1700
    Real Estate Value:      1200
    Inferred Spouse:      Roda Wells
    Inferred Children:      George Wells
    John Wells
    James Wells
    Joseph Wells
    Charley Wells
    David Wells
    Gideon Wells
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      64
    Roda Wells      46
    George Wells      25
    John Wells      23
    James Wells      18
    Joseph Wells      14
    Charley Wells      13
    David Wells      10
    Gideon Wells      4
    Elizabeth Wells      14; Head of Household=Adam Wells

Mary Polly Aultz

F, #119982, b. 1771, d. after 1 June 1860
  • Married Name: 2 August 1805; Mrs. Wells (Aultz)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Brown Co., Ohio, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Adam Wells
    Age:      53
    Birth Year:      abt 1807
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Franklin, Brown, Ohio
    Post Office:      Arnheim
    Dwelling Number:      23
    Family Number:      23
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      6000
    Personal Estate Value:      3000
    Cannot Read, Write:      Y
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Adam Wells      53
    Rhoda Wells      39
    Jacob Wells      21
    Benjamin Wells      26
    Jemimah Wells      16
    George Wells      16
    John Wells      13
    James Wells      12
    Joseph Wells      6
    Elizabeth Wells      5
    Mary Wells      89; Head of Household=Adam Wells

Family: Benjamin Wells b. 25 Apr 1755, d. 12 Feb 1842

Elizabeth Rice

F, #119983, b. 25 August 1809, d. 1842
  • Name Variation: Betsey Rice
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Mrs. Wells (Rice)

Family: Adam Wells b. 4 Jul 1807, d. 18 Feb 1888

Mary Rice

F, #119984, b. circa 1755, d. before 2 August 1805
  • Married Name: circa 1775; Mrs. Wells (Rice)

Family: Benjamin Wells b. 25 Apr 1755, d. 12 Feb 1842

Jeremiah Wells

M, #119985, b. 1780, d. 1840

Family: Patsey? _____ b. c 1785

Nancy Ann Wells

F, #119986, b. circa 1809
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Mrs. Nancy Ann Lindsey (Wells); Hezekiah Lindsey
  • Married Name: circa 1840; Mrs. Nancy Ann Dye (Wells); William Dye
  • Married Name: circa 1860; Mrs. Nancy Ann Jones (Wells); Allen Jones

Catherine Wells

F, #119987, b. circa 1811
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Mrs. Catherine Rich (Wells); David Rich

Jane Wells

F, #119988, b. circa 1813
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Mrs. Jane Smith (Wells); Samuel L Smith

Diademia Wells

F, #119989, b. circa 1815
  • Married Name: circa 1815; Mrs. Diademia Shaw (Wells); Cecil Shaw

Elizabeth Wells

F, #119990, b. circa 1817, d. circa 1835

Mary Wells

F, #119991, b. circa 1819, d. circa 1820

Jacob Wells

M, #119992, b. circa 1821

Family: Jemima Rice or Rich b. c 1825

Jemima Rice or Rich

F, #119993, b. circa 1825
  • Married Name: circa 1845; Mrs. Wells (Rice or Rich)

Family: Jacob Wells b. c 1821

Sarah Wells

F, #119994, b. circa 1823
  • Married Name: circa 1845; Mrs. Sarah Newman (Wells); Andrew Newman

Henry Wells

M, #119995, b. circa 1825

Family: Elsie Devore b. c 1825

Elsie Devore

F, #119996, b. circa 1825
  • Married Name: circa 1845; Mrs. Wells (Devore)

Family: Henry Wells b. c 1825

Patsey? _____

F, #119997, b. circa 1785
  • Married Name: circa 1805; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Jeremiah Wells b. 1780, d. 1840

Hiram Wells

M, #119998, b. 1811, d. 13 August 1883
  • Birth*: 1811; Kanawha Co., West Virginia, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 13 June 1836; Kanawha Co., West Virginia, USA; Bride=Katherine Buzzard
  • Burial*: 13 August 1883; Putnam Co., West Virginia, USA; PARENTS: Jerry Wells / Patsy ??

    WIFE: Katherine Buzzard
    Married: June 13,1836 Kanawha Co.


    Hiram Wills or Wells died in a W.V. Poorhouse at the age of 72 years.

    Occupation : Cooper /Barrel maker
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    1850 Census Putnam Co.
    Head: Hiram Wells.....Age 36 years / Cooper
    Wife: Catherine...........35
    1. William H...............14

    2. Eliza............12

    3. Eveline..................7
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    1860 Kanawha Co.
    Hiram ........48 years old / A Cooper
    living in the household of.

    Head: William Webb.....23 years/ A Cooper
    Wife: Mary E. .........24 ...../
    William A...............1 year old
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    COOPER or Cuper: Occupation in 1850
    Maker & repairer of Wooden Barrels & Casks, Buckets, Butter Churns, & Tubs...
  • Death*: 13 August 1883; Scott Depot, Putnam Co., West Virginia, USA

Family: Katherine Buzzard b. c 1816

Katherine Buzzard

F, #119999, b. circa 1816
  • Married Name: 13 June 1836; Mrs. Wells (Buzzard)

Family: Hiram Wells b. 1811, d. 13 Aug 1883

Pvt. William H Wells

M, #120000, b. 1836, d. 24 January 1863
  • Birth*: 1836; prob., West Virginia, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1858; prob., West Virginia, USA; Bride=Mary Elizabeth Ennis
  • Death*: 24 January 1863; Point Pleasant, Mason Co., West Virginia, USA; William H. Wells was born in 1836 in Kanawha County, Virginia (now West Virginia), on the Elk River outside of Charleston. His father was Hiram Wells, a cooper, and his mother was Katherine Buzzard Wells, possibly of Native American descent. William was the oldest of five children. Both of his parents were illiterate, and the family was desperately poor. During his childhood, the family moved to neighboring Putnam County, 25 miles down the Kanawha River Valley. William became a cooper, learning his trade from his father, and like his father he never learned to read. William's mother Katherine died, probably when William was in his late teens, and the family appears to have moved back to Kanawha County.

    William was 5 feet 8 inches tall (slightly taller than average at the time), with dark hair and blue eyes. In 1858, when William was 22, he married Mary Elizabeth Ennis. A year older than William, Mary was the daughter of another illiterate Kanawha County cooper. The newlywed couple set up house next to Mary's parents on her grandparents' farm. William's father Hiram, now a widower, came to live with them. Ten months later, the couple had their first child, a boy whom they named William Alford Wells. In 1862, William and Mary Wells had their second child, a daughter named Alice.

    In 1860, President Lincoln was elected. In May 1861, Virginia seceded from the Union, but the counties that now form West Virginia (including Kanawha County) remained loyal to the Union and in turn seceded from the state of Virginia. In August 1862, at the age of 26, William enlisted in the Union Army for a three-year term. His company was stationed at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where the Kanawha River meets the Ohio River. Point Pleasant was an important transportation hub, and they anticipated an imminent Confederate attack. However, that winter, William fell suddenly ill with tuberculosis. He died in Point Pleasant in January 1863, three months before the Confederate attack. He left behind his widow, his four-year-old son William, and his infant daughter Alice.

    His wife Mary remarried Austin Hundley and had four more daughters.

    Military records indicate that he was buried in Point Pleasant.

Family: Mary Elizabeth Ennis b. 1835, d. 1912

Mary Elizabeth Ennis

F, #120001, b. 1835, d. 1912
  • Married Name: 1858; Mrs. Wells (Ennis)
  • Name Variation: circa 1864; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hundley (Ennis); remarried Austin Hundley.

Family: Pvt. William H Wells b. 1836, d. 24 Jan 1863

William Alfred Wells

M, #120002, b. 18 December 1858, d. 25 December 1935

Family: Anna Miller b. 1866, d. 1963

Anna Miller

F, #120003, b. 1866, d. 1963
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Wells (Miller)

Family: William Alfred Wells b. 18 Dec 1858, d. 25 Dec 1935

J Stanley Wells

M, #120004, b. 1895, d. 1967

William Roy Wells

M, #120005, b. 1892, d. 1974

Henry Franklin Wells

M, #120006, b. 1903, d. 1973

Joseph Wells

M, #120007, b. 1847
  • Birth*: 1847; West Virginia, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 9 February 1871; Lafayette Co., Arkansas, USA; Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957

    Name:      Joseph Well
    Gender:      Male
    Age:      24
    Birth Year:      abt 1847
    Residence:      Caddo, Louisiana
    Spouse's name:      Hanna Hoover
    Spouse's Gender:      Female
    Spouse's Age:      21
    Spouse's Residence:      Caddo, Louisiana
    Marriage Date:      9 Feb 1871
    Marriage County:      LaFayette
    Event Type:      Marriage
    FHL Film Number:      1004493; Bride=Hannah Hoover
  • Race*: black

Family: Hannah Hoover b. c 1850

Hannah Hoover

F, #120008, b. circa 1850
  • Birth*: circa 1850; prob., Louisiana, USA
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 9 February 1871; Lafayette Co., Arkansas, USA; Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957

    Name:      Joseph Well
    Gender:      Male
    Age:      24
    Birth Year:      abt 1847
    Residence:      Caddo, Louisiana
    Spouse's name:      Hanna Hoover
    Spouse's Gender:      Female
    Spouse's Age:      21
    Spouse's Residence:      Caddo, Louisiana
    Marriage Date:      9 Feb 1871
    Marriage County:      LaFayette
    Event Type:      Marriage
    FHL Film Number:      1004493; Groom=Joseph Wells
  • Married Name: 9 February 1871; Mrs. Wells (Hoover)

Family: Joseph Wells b. 1847