Solomon Bostwick1

M, #19057, b. 12 June 1774, d. 7 July 1855
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Birth*: 12 June 1774; New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1800; prob., Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; Bride=Anna Welles1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 7 July 1855; Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA; Birth:      Jun. 12, 1774
    New Milford
    Litchfield County
    Connecticut, USA
    Death:      Jul. 7, 1855
    New Milford
    Litchfield County
    Connecticut, USA

    In the 82nd year of his age


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Benjamin Bostwick (1744 - 1815)
    Olive Judson Bostwick (1745 - 1815)

    Spouse:
    Anne Wells Bostwick (1780 - 1818)

    Sibling:
    Rachel Bostwick Stilson (1770 - 1863)*
    Solomon Bostwick (1774 - 1855)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Center Cemetery
    New Milford
    Litchfield County
    Connecticut, USA

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: karen kelly
    Record added: Oct 25, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 43537721

Family: Anna Welles b. 19 Nov 1780, d. 6 Jun 1848

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Polly Welles1

F, #19058, b. 16 March 1784, d. 27 September 1877
  • Reference: W015
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1810; Mrs. Bull (Welles)

Family: Epaphras Bull b. 7 Jan 1779, d. 6 Oct 1812

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Epaphras Bull1

M, #19059, b. 7 January 1779, d. 6 October 1812
  • Reference: W015 ID001

Family: Polly Welles b. 16 Mar 1784, d. 27 Sep 1877

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lois Welles1

F, #19060, b. 3 March 1786, d. 22 December 1857
  • Reference: W015
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Thomas Welles1

M, #19061, b. 2 June 1790, d. 16 July 1860
  • Reference: W015
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Thomas Wills
    Name: Thomas Wills
    Age: 61
    Estimated birth year: abt 1789
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Family Number: 890
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Wills 61
    Louis Wills 67
    Sally Northrop 74

  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Thomas Wells
    Name: Thomas Wells
    Age in 1860: 70
    Birth Year: abt 1790
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1860: New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: New Milford
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Wells 70
    Sally Northrop 83
    Polly Rull 76
    Maria Farrell 19

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elias Welles1

M, #19062, b. 30 November 1756, d. 19 January 1826
  • Reference: W015 ID085
  • Name Variation: Pvt.2
  • Milit-Beg: 1776; Connecticut, USA; 1776 1) COL LEWIS2
  • NSDAR/NSSAR: 1776; Connecticut, USA; Type: NSDAR 1776 04,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 29 September 1817; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; History of Stratford 1639-1969
    W.M. Wilcoxson
    Published 1939 Second Edition Nov 1969
    Vol. 1, Page 260
    "Union Cemetery dates its inception from a deed given by Thaddeus Peck, dated Sept. 29, 1817
    to a number of inhabitants of Stratford named in said deed."
         
    Note: If you have genealogies of these families to contribute or websites
    featuring these families , please email Keith M. Smith. Thank you!
    1. Charles Burton and Nathaniel Wheeler 27. ( There is no 27 in the book)
    2. Nathan J. Wheeler and Joseph Wheeler 28. DAVID Pendleton and Everitt Curtis
    3. Charles Hammond 29. Silas Booth
    4. Isaac Brooks 30. Joel Wilcoxson
    5. Silas Burton 31. DAVID Judson
    6. Samuel Wheeler 32. Davis Curtis
    7. Stephen Wheeler 33. Samuel WELLS
    8. Joel Curtis, Sr. 34. Gideon Wilcoxson
    9. Abel Beardslee 35. Beach Wilcoxson
    10. Ephraim J. Wilcoxson 36. Matthew Beers
    11. Elias WELLS 37. Judson Peck Sr. and Judson Peck, Jr

    1

Family: Peninnah Wheeler b. 1 Mar 1756, d. 25 Jul 1833

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Unknown author, Members.
  3. Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, CT Marriages to 1800, Early Connecticut Marriages: Seventh BookStratford?Huntington.From Fair Haven Church Recordspage 87 Elias Wells & Peninnah Wheeler both of Stratford, Aug. 30, 1781 #.
  4. Unknown author, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Patriot Index,Subject: Military - American Revolution, Film: http://www.nsdar.org.
  5. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Elias     spouse     Joannah*/Peninah* WHEELER     m     30-Aug     1781
    Wells     Bethshebe     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     Oct     1782
    Wells     Urania     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     15-Nov     1784
    Wells     Sally Russell     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     10-Feb     1787
    Wells     John     son     Elias & Joannah     b     6-Oct     1789


    .

Peninnah Wheeler1,2

F, #19063, b. 1 March 1756, d. 25 July 1833
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Wheeler)
  • Married Name: 30 August 1781; Mrs. Welles (Wheeler)

Family: Elias Welles b. 30 Nov 1756, d. 19 Jan 1826

Citations

  1. Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, CT Marriages to 1801, Early Connecticut Marriages: Seventh BookStratford?Huntington.From Fair Haven Church Recordspage 87 Elias Wells & Peninnah Wheeler both of Stratford, Aug. 30, 1781 #.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Elias     spouse     Joannah*/Peninah* WHEELER     m     30-Aug     1781      (d/o Nathaniel & Rachel b: 1 Mar 1756)

    .
  4. Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, CT Marriages to 1800, Early Connecticut Marriages: Seventh BookStratford?Huntington.From Fair Haven Church Recordspage 87 Elias Wells & Peninnah Wheeler both of Stratford, Aug. 30, 1781 #.
  5. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Elias     spouse     Joannah*/Peninah* WHEELER     m     30-Aug     1781
    Wells     Bethshebe     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     Oct     1782
    Wells     Urania     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     15-Nov     1784
    Wells     Sally Russell     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     10-Feb     1787
    Wells     John     son     Elias & Joannah     b     6-Oct     1789


    .

Bathsheba Welles1

F, #19064, b. 14 October 1782, d. 5 February 1812
  • Reference: W015 ID085
  • Birth*: 14 October 1782; prob., Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)
    View Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

    Report issue

    Name:      Bathshebe Welles
    [Bathshebe Weles, Wells, Wills]
    Gender:      Female
    Birth Date:      Oct 1782
    Birth Place:      Stratford
    Parent:      Elias
    Parent:      Joanh
    [Joannah]1
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 29 September 1795; Bethel, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA; History of Windsor County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Town of Weston, Old Families, page 938

    "John Townsend, ... born Massachusetts, September 19, 1772. and first married, September 29, 1795, Bathsheba Wells. They had seven children ... [all named]"; Groom=John Townsend
  • Death*: 5 February 1812; Bethel, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Misc*: 29 September 1795; Windsor Co., Vermont, USA; History of Windsor County, Vermont : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Town of Weston, Old Families, page 938

    "John Townsend, ... born Massachusetts, September 19, 1772. and first married, September 29, 1795, Bathsheba Wells. They had seven children ... [all named]"
  • Married Name: 29 September 1795; Mrs. Townsend (Welles)

Family: John Townsend b. 1772, d. 1863

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Elias     spouse     Joannah*/Peninah* WHEELER     m     30-Aug     1781
    Wells     Bethshebe     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     Oct     1782
    Wells     Urania     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     15-Nov     1784
    Wells     Sally Russell     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     10-Feb     1787
    Wells     John     son     Elias & Joannah     b     6-Oct     1789


    .

Urania Welles1

F, #19065, b. 15 November 1784
  • Reference: W015
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Name Variation: circa 1805; Mrs. Urania Plumb (Wells); Noah Plumb
    1782–1862

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Sally Rachel Wells1,2

F, #19066, b. 10 February 1787
  • Reference: W015
  • Name Variation: Sally Rachel Welles

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Elias     spouse     Joannah*/Peninah* WHEELER     m     30-Aug     1781
    Wells     Bethshebe     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     Oct     1782
    Wells     Urania     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     15-Nov     1784
    Wells     Sally Russell     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     10-Feb     1787
    Wells     John     son     Elias & Joannah     b     6-Oct     1789


    .
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John Welles1

M, #19067, b. 6 October 1789, d. 21 November 1857
  • Reference: W015
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Family 1: Hepsa Beach b. 1789, d. 9 Sep 1815

Family 2: Esther Coe b. 3 Oct 1794, d. 29 Apr 1870

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Elias     spouse     Joannah*/Peninah* WHEELER     m     30-Aug     1781
    Wells     Bethshebe     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     Oct     1782
    Wells     Urania     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     15-Nov     1784
    Wells     Sally Russell     dau     Elias & Joannah     b     10-Feb     1787
    Wells     John     son     Elias & Joannah     b     6-Oct     1789


    .
  3. United States Federal Census, CT Fairfield Co vital records
    Wells     Caroline (of Stratford)     spouse     Frederick FRENCH of Monroe     m     29-Nov     1843
    Wells     Hepsa     dau (eldest)     John Jr of Stratford     m     21-Dec     1843
    Wells     Hepsa     spouse     Theodore LEWIS MD of Wells, VT     m     21-Dec     1843
    Wells     Mary Ellen     spouse     Sylvester LACEY (b Stratford)     m     20-Apr     1845
    Wells     Mary Jane (of Stratford)     spouse     Alfred B JUDD of Dixon IL     m     22-Jun     1852
    Wells     Bette     spouse     Ephraim BURTON (b Stratford)     m     2-Feb      1748/49
    Wells     Ann     spouse     John BACKUS (b Stratford)     m     23-Jan      1750/51


    .

Elias Welles1

M, #19068, b. 19 October 1793, d. 3 April 1887
  • Reference: W015 ID085
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1820; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1820 CT Fairfield Stratford,
    Wells, Elias Jr 1-0-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-1-0 males

    Wells, Charles 3-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0 males

    Wells, William 0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-1 males; Household Member=Maria Patterson2,3
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Elias Wells
    Name: Elias Wells
    Age: 56
    Estimated birth year: abt 1794
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    Family Number: 226
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elias Wells 56
    Maria Wells 57
    Emely Curtiss 31
    Orvil Curtiss 32
    Seymour Wells 20
    Mary M Wells 18
    Maria Wells 0

    ; Household Member=Mary M Curtis, Household Member=Seymour Welles (2)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Elias Wells
    Name: Elias Wells
    Age in 1860: 66
    Birth Year: abt 1794
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1860: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Bridgeport
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elias Wells 66
    Maria Wells 67
    Abigail Bassett 88
    Bridget Ford 22

  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Elias Wells
    Name: Elias Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1794
    Age in 1870: 76
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1870: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Stratford
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elias Wells 76
    Maria Wells 77
    Ann Thompson 30

    ; Household Member=Maria Patterson
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Elias Wells
    Name: Elias Wells
    Home in 1880: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    Age: 86
    Estimated birth year: abt 1794
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Relation to Head of Household: FatherL
    Father's birthplace: Connecticut
    Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Retired Grocer
    Marital Status: Widower
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Orville Curtis 61
    Emily Curtis 60
    Elias Wells 86
    Lydia Ridick 22

Family: Maria Patterson b. 12 Dec 1792, d. 12 Jan 1872

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1820 CT Fairfield Stratford, Charles, Elias Jr., and William Wells.
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Maria Patterson1

F, #19069, b. 12 December 1792, d. 12 January 1872
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Birth*: 12 December 1792; prob., Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; parents: Rev Samuel Patterson & Esther Rowland2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 6 November 1815; of, Stratford-Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; A history of the old town of Stratford and the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, p2_1262; Groom=Elias Welles
  • (Deceased) Death*: 12 January 1872; Old Congregational Burying Ground, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; Birth:      Dec. 12, 1792
    Connecticut, USA
    Death:      Jan. 12, 1872
    Stratford
    Fairfield County
    Connecticut, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Samuel Patterson (1743 - 1822)
    Esther Rowland Patterson (1747 - 1813)

    Spouse:
    Elias Wells (1793 - 1887)

    Children:
    Lewis Wheeler Wells (1817 - 1879)*

    Siblings:
    Lucy Patterson Curtiss (1769 - 1826)*
    Mary Patterson Burton (1773 - 1866)*
    Clarissa Patterson Pendleton (1781 - 1849)*
    Maria Patterson Wells (1792 - 1872)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Congregational Burying Ground
    Stratford
    Fairfield County
    Connecticut, USA

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: Member#47194125
    Record added: Jan 05, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 1031167492
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Patterson)
  • Married Name: circa 1810; Mrs. Maria Bassett (Patterson)
  • Married Name: 6 November 1815; Mrs. Welles (Patterson)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1820; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1820 CT Fairfield Stratford,
    Wells, Elias Jr 1-0-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-1-0 males

    Wells, Charles 3-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0 males

    Wells, William 0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-1 males; Head of Household=Elias Welles3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Elias Wells
    Name: Elias Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1794
    Age in 1870: 76
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1870: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Stratford
    Household Members: Name Age
    Elias Wells 76
    Maria Wells 77
    Ann Thompson 30

    ; Head of Household=Elias Welles

Family: Elias Welles b. 19 Oct 1793, d. 3 Apr 1887

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1820 CT Fairfield Stratford, Charles, Elias Jr., and William Wells.

Gen. Henry Welles1

M, #19070, b. 7 November 1780, d. 22 December 1833
  • Reference: W015 ID001

Family 1: Phebe Patrick _____ b. c 1780, d. c 1800

Family 2: Sarah Spaulding b. 1795, d. a 1870

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. GEDCOM.
  3. Robert McLeed Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file W001_B240_ID062.GED and imported on 08/11/2006 at 21:32:37.,Robert McLeed Wells (?).
  4. Unknown author, GEDCOM File C:UsersBonnieDocumentsThe Master Genealogist v8GedcomsNY-Misc.ged imported on 2013/06/22 at 21:04:34.

James M Welles1

M, #19071, b. 17 June 1795, d. 24 October 1817
  • Reference: W015 ID001

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Frances Norton1

F, #19072, b. 1791
  • Reference: W015 ID049
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Norton)
  • Married Name: September 1809; Mrs. Welles (Norton)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Martin Weller
    Name: Martin Weller
    Age: 62
    Estimated birth year: abt 1788
    Birth Place: Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
    Family Number: 285
    Household Members: Name Age
    Martin Weller 62
    Frances N Weller 60
    Francis N Weller 27
    Lucy Blackstone 62
    Thomas Tracy 26; Head of Household=Hon. Martin Welles
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Francis N Welles
    Name: Francis N Welles
    Age in 1860: 37
    Birth Year: abt 1823
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1860: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Wethersfield
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Martin Welles 70
    Frances N Welles 69
    Francis N Welles 37
    Augusta Welles 30
    John Welles 8
    Francis N Welles 1
    William Mocroft 21
    Bridget Bahan 20

    ; Head of Household=Dr. Francis Norton Wells MD
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Francis N Welles
    Name: Francis N Welles
    Birth Year: abt 1821
    Age in 1870: 49
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1870: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Newington
    Household Members: Name Age
    Fanny N Welles 79
    Francis N Welles 49
    Augusta Welles 50
    John N Welles 18
    Francis M Welles 11

    ; Head of Household=Dr. Francis Norton Wells MD

Family: Hon. Martin Welles b. 7 Dec 1787, d. 18 Jan 1863

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Education, Martin Welles page 78.
  4. Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Wethersfield, CT Vital Records 1634 - 1868 From the Barbour Collection as found at the CT State Library Transcribed by Coralynn Brown, Francis, son Martin & Frances, b Dec 27, 1822
    John, son Martin & Frances, b Nov 13, 1824.

Clarence Stephens Wells1,2

M, #19073, b. 1 May 1857, d. 31 August 1930
  • Reference: W015 ID104
  • (Household Member) Census: 13 August 1860; New Haven, Oswego Co., New York, USA;
    1860 NY Oswego New Haven, family 1161
    Wells, C R, age 60, b: CT farmer
    Wells, L N, age 58, b: NY
    Wells, William C, age 33, b: NY
    Wells, F L, age 23 (female), b: NY - Wm's wife?
    Stephens, Clarence, age 3, b: NY
    Wells, L D, age 1 (male), b: NY; Head of Household=Chester Robbins Welles4,2
  • (Witness) Census: 20 June 1865; New Haven, Oswego Co., New York, USA; New York, State Census, 1865

    Name:      William Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head:      Son
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Age:      38
    Residence:      New Haven, Oswego, New York, USA
    Line Number:      28
    Page Number:      30
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Chester R Wells      65
    Lemoin Wells      63
    William Wells      38
    Clarance S Wells      8
    Charly W Wells      3
    Mary B McCowell      73 sister of New York, State Census, 1865
    View New York, State Census, 1865

    Report issue

    Name:      William Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head:      Son
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Age:      38
    Residence:      New Haven, Oswego, New York, USA
    Line Number:      28
    Page Number:      30
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Chester R Wells      65
    Lemoin Wells      63 New York, State Census, 1865
    View New York, State Census, 1865

    Report issue

    Name:      William Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head:      Son
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Age:      38
    Residence:      New Haven, Oswego, New York, USA
    Line Number:      28
    Page Number:      30
    Househo[ld Members:      
    Name      Age
    Chester R Wells      65
    Lemoin Wells      63 [Hannah LeMoyne De Angelis]
    William Wells      38
    Clarance S Wells      8 son of William Chester
    Charly W Wells      3 son of William Chester
    Mary B McCowell      73[sister of Hannah LeMoyne De Angelis]; Head of Household=William Chester Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 30 July 1870; New Haven, Oswego Co., New York, USA;
    1870 NY Oswego New Haven, family 425 1
    Wells, Lavinia, age 68, b: NY
    Wells, Clarence, age 13, b: NY
    Wells, Charles, age 8, b: NY
    Carlson, Maggie, age 28, domestic, b: Ireland; Head of Household=Hannah Le Moyne De Angelis1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; can't find
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; can't find
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; can't find
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1920; Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about Clarence Wells
    Name: Clarence Wells
    Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 25, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
    Age: 63
    Estimated birth year: abt 1857
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Lucy Wells
    Father's Birth Place: New York
    Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clarence Wells 63
    Lucy Wells 60
    Millicent Wells 28

    ; Household Member=Lucy J Hogarth, Household Member=Millicent De Angelis Welles
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1930; Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Clarance S Wells
    Name: Clarance S Wells
    Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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    Age: 72
    Estimated birth year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Lucy J Wells
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clarance S Wells 72
    Lucy J Wells 70
    Millicent D Wells 34

    ; Household Member=Lucy J Hogarth, Household Member=Millicent De Angelis Welles

Family: Lucy J Hogarth b. 5 Jul 1859, d. 29 Aug 1930

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1870 NY Oswego New Haven, family 425 - Leavina Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Revolutionary War, NSDAR, NSDAR Appl for William Webb.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1860 NY Oswego New Haven, family 1161 - C R Wells.

Catharine Saltonstall1,2

F, #19074, b. 17 February 1735, d. 11 March 1818
  • Reference: W015 ID999
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Saltonstall)
  • Married Name: 14 December 1758; Mrs. Welles (Saltonstall)

Family: Maj. Jonathan Pitkin Welles b. 9 Aug 1732, d. 27 Jan 1792

Citations

  1. Education, Jonathan Welles p273-4.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Roswell Welles1

M, #19075, b. 20 August 1761, d. 19 March 1830
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Note: potential connection to:

    Gurdon Saltonstall
    Born: Haverhill, Massachusetts; March 27, 1666
    Died: New London; September 20, 1724

    Entry by Bruce P. Stark

    Gurdon Saltonstall was a New London minister and the governor of Connecticut from 1707 to 1724. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1684, began preaching in New Landon in the winter of 1687, and was ordained in 1691. Saltonstall became the confidant of the town's leading citizen, Fitz-John Winthrop (1638-1707), and as a friend of Winthrop's was an enemy of the dominant political figure in the county, James Fitch (1649-1727). Upon Winthrop's election as governor in 1698, Saltonstall became the governor's agent, secretary, and political manager. Throughout Winthrop's incumbency, Saltonstall was involved in drafting state papers, adjudicating disputes, and even issuing instructions to the legislature. When Winthrop died in November 1707, Saltonstall seemed to be his logical successor to conservatives who feared Fitch and the disorder he created. Saltonstall was chosen governor at a special session of the General Assembly on December 17, 1707, a decision that was ratified by the freemen the next spring.

    Gurdon Saltonstall was the first and only clergyman to hold high office in Connecticut and the first person to attain the governorship who had not gone through the apprenticeship of public service that custom required. His wealth, dignity, patrician ancestry, religious orthodoxy, and, most importantly, his closeness to Winthrop, enabled him to secure the governorship. The new governor quickly persuaded the General Assembly to convene a synod at Saybrook to reform and strengthen ecclesiastical discipline in the colony. The resulting Saybrook Platform of 1708 set the course for Connecticut Congregationalism for years to come. Saltonstall was also interested in the fortunes of the Collegiate School and oversaw its move to New Haven in 1718. The last years of Saltonstall's governorship were plagued by factional disputes over the proper site for the Collegiate School, struggles with supporters of native right over title to lands in eastern Connecticut, disagreements between the Upper and Lower House over judicial appointments, and disputes between the two houses over the method of choosing new magistrates after the death of the old ones. These battles became so fierce that Saltonstall twice threatened to resign his post, but he remained the Connecticut governor until death.

    Saltonstall first won renown as a minister and confidant of Fitz-John Winthrop. He succeeded his mentor as governor and played a strong role in the religious, educational, economic, and political evolution of Connecticut in the first quarter of the eighteenth century.

    For Further Reading

    Poteet, J. M. "The Lordly Prelate: Gurdon Saltonstall Against His Times." The New England Quarterly, 53 (December 1980), 483-507.

    * Entry under revision.
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • (Student) Education*: 1784; Yale University, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA; Biographical sketches of the graduates of Yale College : with annals of the college history, p4_320
    " Roswell Welles, a son of Captain Jonathan Welles (Yale 1751), was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, on August 20, 1761. His mother was a sister of Roswell SALTONSTALL (Yale 1751).
    He studied law, and settled in 1786 in Wilkes-Barre', Pennsylvania, where he was admitted to the Luzerne County bar at the organization of that County on May 27, 1787. He practices his profession with credit, and on April 26, 1793, was appointed one of the associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for the County. About 1800 he commanded a regiment of State Militia.
    He also represented Luzerne County in the State Legislature in 1797-98, 1802, and 1804-06.
    He died in Wilkes-Barre' on March 19, 1830 in this 69th year.
    He married in Wiles-Barre', in 1788, Hannah, the only daughter of Colonel Zebulon and Anna (Lord) Butler, of Lyme, Connecticut, born February 28, 1770. In her childhood her father removed to Wilkes-Barre'.
    Their children were one son and one daughter."

Family: Hannah Butler b. 28 Feb 1770

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Wealthian Whiting1,2

F, #19076, b. 30 September 1733, d. 5 December 1794
  • Reference: W015 ID049
  • Birth*: 30 September 1733; Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA; parents: Colonel John Whiting & Phebe Hallam

    Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920

    Name:      Welthian Whiting
    Father:      John Whiting
    Baptism Date:      30 Sep 1733
    Baptism Place:      Stonington, Connecticut, USA2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 24 June 1757; Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA; Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899

    Name:      Welthian Whiting
    Marriage Date:      24 Nov 1757
    Marriage Place:      Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    Spouse Name:      Gideon Welles
    Page Number:      479


    45. WEALTHIAN6 WHITING (JOHN5, SAMUEL4, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1)91,92 was born 25 Sep 1733 in Stonington, CT, and died 5 Dec 1794 in Canterbury, CT. She married DR. GIDEON WELLES 24 Jun 1757 in Newport, RI, son of GIDEON WELLES and HANNAH CHESTER. He was born 26 May 1735 in Wethersfield, CT, and died 7 Feb 1811 in Canterbury, CT.

    Notes for WEALTHIAN WHITING:
    The oldest daughter of John & Phebe, Wealthian, commonly called Wealthy, was born and baptized in Stonington CT. Wealthian married Dr. Gideon Welles (or Wells) of Canterbury CT, in Newport RI on 24 June 1757. Gideon was the sixth child of Gideon & Hannah (Chester) Wells. Sometime after they were married, Wealthian & Gideon moved to Canterbury CT where apparently they became lifetime residence.

    During their 37 years of marriage, Wealthian and Gideon had 5 children. The Canterbury Cemetery lists three children, Harding, Gideon, and John who are buried next to Wealthian & Gideon. According to the headstones, it is unknown if any of them were married. In all probability, their oldest son, Harding Jones Welles, was named after Wealthian's sisters Mary's late husband, Harding Jones.

    The Mormon Church had two other children listed for Wealthian and Gideon. Wealthian, (or Wealthy) and Polly Tyler. No additional information was found on either daughters. Wealthian (Whiting) Welles died in Dec 1794 at the age of 61, followed seventeen years later by the 75 year old Dr. Welles on Feb. 7, 1811.

    Notes for DR. GIDEON WELLES:
    Gideon5 (Gideon4, Robert3, John2, Thomas1) was the great great grandson of Governor Thomas Welles, one of the first settlers of Hartford. (Goodwin pg 250); Groom=Dr. Gideon Welles3,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1780; prob., Windham Co., Connecticut, USA; Groom=William Welles4,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 5 December 1794; Cleveland Cemetery, Canterbury, Windham Co., Connecticut, USA; aged 60 years, widow of Dr. Gideon Welles1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 5 December 1794; Windham Co., Connecticut, USA; Mrs. William Wells, widow of Dr. Gideon Welles2
  • Nam-Std: Mrs. Wells (Whiting)
  • Married Name: 24 June 1757; Mrs. Welles (Whiting)

Family 1: Dr. Gideon Welles b. 26 Mar 1735, d. 7 Feb 1811

Family 2: William Welles b. c 1730

Citations

  1. Cemetery Records, Hale Collection Headstones in the “Cleveland Cemetery” in Canterbury, Ct:., Headstones in the “Cleveland Cemetery” in Canterbury, Ct:
    Welles, Gideon, died Feb. 26, 1789, age 22 yrs
    Wells, Gideon, died Feb. 7, 1811, age 75 yrs
    Wells, Harding Jones, died Apr. 21, 1790, age 28 yrs
    Wells, John Whiling, son of Dr. Gideon, died Jan 4, 1794, age 20
    Wells, Welthian, widow of Dr. Gideon, died Dec. 5, 1794, age 60.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Education, Gideon Welles p318.
  4. Cemetery Records, CT Windham Co. Cem Rec Vo, Cemetery Records of Windham County, Connecticut Volume I

    Albert L. Wells b: 26 Dec 1824 d: 10 Mar 1866
    Gideon Welles b: 1766 d: 26 Feb 1789, Age: 23 yr.
    John Wells b: 1774 d:: 04 Jan 1794, Age: 20 yr.
    son of Dr. Gideon, a member of the Providence College
    Mrs.William Wells b: 1734 d: 05 Dec 1794, Age: 60 yr.
    w. of Dr. Gideon, ?.
  5. Cemetery Records, Hale Collection Headstones in the “Cleveland Cemetery” in Canterbury, Ct:, Headstones in the “Cleveland Cemetery” in Canterbury, Ct:
    Welles, Gideon, died Feb. 26, 1789, age 22 yrs
    Wells, Gideon, died Feb. 7, 1811, age 75 yrs
    Wells, Harding Jones, died Apr. 21, 1790, age 28 yrs
    Wells, John Whiling, son of Dr. Gideon, died Jan 4, 1794, age 20
    Wells, Welthian, widow of Dr. Gideon, died Dec. 5, 1794, age 60.
  6. Cemetery Records, Barbour Records, Barbour Collection Connecticut Vital Records
    Windham County, CT -- Barbour VR Canterbury
    Births, Marriages, Deaths 1705 – 1850

    WELLES, WELLS:
    Benj(ami)n, of Tolland, m. Mary B. Ford, of Canterbury, Dec. 6, 1826, by Israel G. Rose; 2; 85
    Gideon, s. Gideon & Wealthian, d. Feb. 27, 1787 (?); 1; 246
    Harding Jones, s. Gideon & Wealthian, d. Apr. 21, 1790; 1; 246
    John Whiting, s. Gideon & Wealthian, d. Jan. 4, 1794; 1; 246
    Polly Tyler, d. Gideon & Wealthian, d. Mar. 13, 1792; 1; 246
    Welthian, w. Godeon, d. Dec. 5, 1793; 1; 246.

Hezekiah Griswold1

M, #19077, b. 12 June 1811, d. 26 August 1879
  • Reference: W015 ID049
  • Birth*: 12 June 1811; East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1836; Newington Parish, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
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    Name:      Frances N Welles
    Gender:      Female
    Age:      49
    Birth Date:      1816
    First Marriage Date:      1836
    Death Date:      1865
    Father:      Roger Welles
    Mother:      Electa Stanley
    Spouse:      Hezekiah Griswold
    Child:      Alice Mindwell Griswold; Bride=Frances Norton Wells1
  • Death*: 26 August 1879; Newington Cemetery, Newington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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    Name:      Hezekiah Griswold
    Birth Date:      12 Jun 1811
    Birth Place:      East Granby, Hartford County, United States of America
    Death Date:      26 Aug 1879
    Cemetery:      Newington Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place:      Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of America
    Has Bio?:      Y
    Spouse:      Frances Norton Griswold
    Children:      Grace Goodman
    Edwin Stanley Griswold
    Stanley Winchell Griswold
    Fanny Electa Griswold
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Hezekiah Griswold
    Age:      39
    Birth Year:      abt 1811
    Birthplace:      Connecticut
    Home in 1850:      Providence Ward 3, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Gender:      Male
    Family Number:      819
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Hezekiah Griswold      39
    Fanny Griswold      36
    Julia Griswold      8
    Frederic Griswold      6
    Alice Griswold      4
    Fanny Griswold      0
    Eliza Brennan      22; Head of Household=Frances Norton Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Fanny Griswold
    Age:      44
    Birth Year:      abt 1816
    Gender:      Female
    Birth Place:      Connecticut
    Home in 1860:      Hartford District 1, Hartford, Connecticut
    Post Office:      Hartford
    Family Number:      957
    Value of real estate:      View image
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Heyekiah Griswold      68
    Fanny Griswold      44
    Julia W Griswold      18
    Frederick W Griswold      16
    Alice M Griswold      14
    Grace Griswold      6
    E Gerry Hastings      41
    Midwell Hastings      43
    Fanny Cosgrove      26; Head of Household=Frances Norton Wells

Family: Frances Norton Wells b. 1816, d. 25 Feb 1865

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rev. John Eells1

M, #19078, b. 1786
  • Reference: W015 ID049

Family: Eunice Welles b. 15 Apr 1746, d. 10 Sep 1827

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1850 CT Tolland Coventry, Rev John Eels.
  3. Education, Solomon WElles p631.

Ruth Welles1

F, #19079, b. 24 March 1769
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1785; Mrs. Moseley (Welles)

Family: Joseph Moseley b. c 1765

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Samuel Welles1,2

M, #19080, b. 5 March 1725, d. 15 October 1799
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Note: Rice Gen'l Register, p. 4.
    Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, pp. 1, 2.
    The Barbour Collection: p. 1:14; F/93/C71/micro film at NEHGS.
    William S Appleton, Boston, MA, Vital Records, p. 85
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Family: Isabella Pratt b. c 1730

Citations

  1. Education, Samuel Welles, 3rd, pp 71-73.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Arnold Welles1,2

M, #19081, b. 25 December 1727, d. August 1802
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Family: Susannah Jones b. c 1730, d. Aug 1802

Citations

  1. Education, Samuel Welles, 3rd, pp 71-73.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Abigail Welles1,2

F, #19082, b. 2 December 1730, d. after November 1760
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: 23 October 1760; Mrs. Waldo (Welles)

Family: John Waldo b. c 1730

Citations

  1. Education, Samuel Welles, 3rd, pp 71-73.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Abigail Welles1

F, #19083, b. 21 August 1776, d. 29 April 1844
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Family: John Welles b. 14 Sep 1764, d. 26 Sep 1855

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Samuel Welles V1

M, #19084, b. 22 April 1778, d. 30 August 1841
  • Reference: W015 ID001

Family: Adeline Fowle b. 13 Feb 1799

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Unknown compiler, unknown short title, Bio Rec Tolland Windham CT, Arnold Welles, p122.

Benjamin Welles1

M, #19085, b. 13 August 1781, d. 21 July 1860
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Birth*: 13 August 1781; Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1 August 1815; prob., Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; Bride=Mehitable Stoddard Sumner1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1 August 1831; Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA; Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
    about Benjamin Welles
    Name: Benjamin Welles
    Gender: Male
    Spouse: Susan Codman
    Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1831
    City: Salem
    County: Essex
    Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0761210.; Bride=Susan Codman1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 July 1860; Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA1
  • (Interred) Obituary: 23 July 1860; Boston Daily Advertiser, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; Date: Monday, July 23, 1860 Paper: Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA) Volume: 96 Issue: 19 Page: 2
    "Death of Benjamin Welles -- We have the painful duty to announce the death of Benjamin Welles, esq. He died very suddenly of apoplexy at his residence, no. 16, Chestnut street, in this city on Saturday morning last, the 21st inst., in the 79th year of his age. He was the son of Samuel Welles and was born in Bost the 13 August 1781. He graduated at Harvard College in 1800, in the ... On leaving college he studied law for some time with Hon. Levi Lincoln, of Worcester, and afterwards with Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, of Boston. In 1803, he went to England and pursued his professional studies there. In 1804, he joined his classmat Alston in Paris. A few months afterwards they went together to Switzerland, and passed St Gothard in their carriage, being the first persons who had traversed it. They went to Lombardy and by Lake Como to Rome, passing through Bologna, where Allston examined the great paintings of Carachio and other great masters. They next went to Florence. The plague prevalling in Leghorn detained them at Florence two months,, during which time Allston employed himself in painting. At Rome, Mr. Welles staid about two months and Mr. Allston a eyar. Mr Welles returned to Boston in 1804. In 1807, he engaged in a Iron Mining Company ... in Vergennes, VT. In 1812, Mr. Welles was appointed sole agent of the establishment and took up his residence in Vergennes. ... In 1816, he became a partner with the late Hon John Wells (who was his cousin) in the auxiliary house in this city to the Banking House of Welles & Co., of Paris. This connection continued 28 years until the death of Samuel Welles which took place in Paris the 31st of August 1841.

    He married, 1st August 1815, Mehetable Stoddary Sumner, eldest daughter of Governor Increase Sumner, by whom he had two daughters, Elizabeth and Georgiana, and one son, Benjamin Samuel. His wife died 31 Jan 1826, and he married for his second wife, in 1831, Susan Codman, daughter of William Codman, esq., of New York, by whom he had one daughter, Susan, who married 14 January 1856, Russell Sturgis, Jr. of Boston.
    Mr. Welles was highly respected in the community as a gentleman of the old school. He has left a very large estate."
  • (Interred) Obituary*: 1864; Necrology of alumni of Harvard college, 1851-52 to 1862-63 By Joseph Palmer

    1800. — Benjamin Welles died in Boston, 21 July, 1860, aged 78 years. He was son of Samuel and Isabella (Pratt) Welles, and was born in Boston, 13 August, 1781. He studied for college in part at the Boston Latin School, under Master Samuel Hunt (H.C. 1765), and during one year with Rev. Thomas Prentiss, of Medfield, Mass. (H.C. 1766). On leaving college, he studied law for some time with Hon. Levi Lincoln, of AVorcester, Mass. (H.C. 1772), and afterwards with Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, of Boston (H.C. 1783). In 1803, he went to England, and pursued his professional studies there. In 1804, he joined his classmate, Washington Allston, in Paris. A few months afterwards, they went together to Switzerland, and passed St. Gothard in their carriage, being the first persons who had traversed it. They went to Lombardy, and by Lake Como to Rome, passing through Bologna, where Allston examined the great paintings of the Caracci and other great masters. They next went to Florence. The plague, prevailing in Leghorn, detained them at Rome two months, during which time Allston employed himself in painting. At Rome Mr. Welles staid about two months, and Mr. Allston a year. Mr. Welles returned to Boston in 1804. In 1807, he, in company with Stephen Higginson, William Parsons, Thomas H. Perkins, and others, engaged in an iron-mining company in Vergennes, Vt. In 1812, Mr. Welles was appointed sole agent of the establishment, and took up his residence in Vergennes. He met Lieut. M'Donough at Burlington, in a small gunboat, strapping a block, and made an engagement to supply the iron and cannonballs for the ships, which were all built at Vergennes for the lake-service; the iron-work amounting to $47,000. In 1816, he became a partner with Hon. John Welles (H.C. 1782), who was his cousin, in the auxiliary house in Boston to the bankinghouse of Welles and Co., of Paris. This connection continued twenty-eight years, until the death of Samuel Welles (H.C. 1796), which took place in Paris, 31 August, 1841.

    He married, 1 August, 1815, Mehitable Stoddard Sumner, eldest daughter of Gov. Increase Sumner (H.C. 1767) ; by whom he had two daughters, Elizabeth and Georgiana, and one son, Benjamin Samuel. His wife died 31 January, 1826; and he married, for his second wife, Susan Codman, daughter of William Codman, Esq., of New York, by whom he had one daughter, Susan; who married, 14 January, 1856, Russell Sturgis, jun., of Boston.

    Mr. Welles was highly respected in the community as a gentleman of the old school. He left a very large estate.

Family 1: Mehitable Stoddard Sumner b. c 1800, d. 26 Feb 1826

Family 2: Susan Codman b. c 1790

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Arnold Welles1

M, #19086, b. 31 August 1786, d. March 1845
  • Reference: W015 ID001
  • Nam-Std: Wells

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.