Mary Wells1,2

F, #19991, b. 1680, d. 31 October 1712
  • Reference: W018 ID272

Family: John Faver b. 1672

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Thomas Wells1,2

M, #19992, b. circa 1683
  • Reference: W018 ID272

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Absalom Wells1,2

M, #19993, b. 1708, d. 9 March 1769
  • Reference: W018 ID272

Family 1: Elizabeth _____ b. c 1710

Family 2: Mary Jane _____ b. c 1700, d. 7 Apr 1832

Citations

  1. Provided by Thelma Dey Van Husen.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  4. Comp. Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Births.
  5. Unknown author, Donna Lee McKee Wells, 712 Kimberly Street, Tecumseh, OK 74873, 405-598-3254.
  6. GEDCOM.
  7. Donna Lee McKee, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID931C~1.GED and imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:23:49.,_ID236 _Researcher.

Stephen Wells1,2

M, #19994, b. circa 1620
  • Reference: W018 ID272
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID272 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID448 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID449 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID236 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID931 _Researcher2
  • (Immigrant) Immigration*: 20 February 1662; Farnham Parish, Rappahannock Co., Virginia, USAG; Name: Stephen Wells
    Year: 1662
    Place: Virginia
    Source Publication Code: 6220
    Primary Immigrant: Wells, Stephen
    Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
    Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
    Page: 441

    Name: Steph Wells
    Year: 1662
    Place: Virginia
    Source Publication Code: 6220
    Primary Immigrant: Wells, Steph
    Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
    Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
    Page: 468; Witness=Stephen Wells2

Family:

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Barnabas Wells1,2

M, #19995, b. circa 1638
  • Reference: W018 ID272

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Samuel Lanier1,2

M, #19996, b. circa 1790
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Ruth Wells b. c 1795, d. c 1825

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
    , "CAIN", Book: "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
         
    Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mildred and Margaret Ezell

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    THE MS CAINS

    10. Pearson WELLS; m 15 Mar 1806 Wilkinson Co. Jemimah Gustavus
    11. Sarah WELLS; m Phillip Simm's.
    12. Elizabeth WELLS; m Benjamin McWater
    13. Winnie WELLS; m ___ Jones
    14. Sina WELLS; m 4 June 1816 St. Helena, Daniel Allen
    15. Ruth WELLS; m 6 Aug 1815 St. Helena, Samuel Lanier
    16. James WELLS; m 29 July 1824 St. Helena, Elinor Gayner *
    17. Benjamin WELLS, m 27 July 1810 Dolly Corch; 2nd 3 Apr 1814 St.
    Helena Elizabeth Splan.
    #16. James WELLS m 2nd 1. Jan 1829 E. Feliciana Mademisselle Bryan.


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    BIRTHS
    ------

    Wiley WELLS was borne the 24 of Jan. 1797
    Sarah Cain was borne July 9, 1816
    Thomas J. WELLS warn borne the 25 March 1836
    John L. C. WELLS was borne May 12, 1837
    Mary F. A. E. Haley was borne Nov. 28, 1838
    Sarah A. Beasley was borne July 22, 1841
    Jefferson W. WELLS was born Feb. 21, 1859
    Francis N. WELLS was borne July 17, 1861
    Sarah E. WELLS was borne July 6th 1864
    Louisa Mary WELLS was borne May 14, 1866
    Thomas E. WELLS oldest son of T. J. WELLS and Sarah A. WELLS
    was borne 1st. July 1872
    Teldin and Hendricks WELLS twins was borne 2nd Feb. 1877
    Estella WELLS borne June 16, 1880

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    MARRIAGES
    ---------

    Thomas J WELLS and Mary F A E Haley was married
    August 5 day 1857

    Thomas J WELLS and Sarah A Beasley
    was married the 30 day of May 1871

    (This bible kept by Judge Thomas James WELLS of Ashley County, AR.
    "found" by Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX. has data in it of our Fr.
    Co. MS WELLS family.)

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    DEATHS
    ------

    Sarah A. WELLS died Feb. 23, 1916
    Thomas H. WELLS died Aug. 26, 1916

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    MEMORANDA
    ---------
    Mary F. A. E. WELLS wife of T. J. WELLS died Feb 24th 1871
    Weley WELLS father of T. J. WELLS died Feb 19th 1844
    Edmond WELLS died May 18th 1835 uncle
    John WELLS died June 17th AD 1832 uncle
    Anna Powell died August 17 AD 1849 grandmother
    Mary WELLS died April 7, 1832 grandmother

    (Judge of Ashley County, Arkansas 1866 - 1868 Thomas J. WELLS)

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    Wiley WELLS original land entries (v.1,p.37) was NW/4 of NE/4 Sec 32, T6
    R3E, 39 ac, 11 July 1836 and NE/4 of NW/4 Sec 32 T6 R3E, 39 ac, 7 Sep
    1836.
    His deeds were as follows (from deed index only as deed books were
    burned):
    He from Absalom WELLS obligation to make title to land 3 Jan 1821 A-493
    (Bk A p.493)
    He from Absalom WELLS and wife 100 ac 5 Jan 1824. B-11
    He & wife to MS Union Bank Mortg. T6 R3, 9 Apr 1839. C-504
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac 8 Sep 1834. C-184
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 8 Sep 1834. C-484
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 Sep 1835 C-508
    He from Thos. Scott & wife 40 ac & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 4 Sep 1839.
    C-591
    He from David King about Ratcliffs Pocket Book 19 Apr 1841. C-?
    He and wife to Wilson Byrd E/2 of NE/4 & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 20 Jan
    1840 C-677.

    On 14 Oct 1833 Simeon J. Broadaway and Joseph George of Fr. Co. MS
    appointed Wiley WELLS to represent them and their wives Hetty Broadway
    and Mary George, heirs of decd Rebecca Holloway.
    Succession Papers of St. Helena Par., LA.

    Fr.Co. Tax Digests shows for him:
    1832 80 ac Homo 1 sl 1 poll
    1833 80 ac Fords Cr. 1 poll, sales $800
    1835 80 ac Homo River 1 poll
    1836 80 ac Homo, 1 poll 1 sl
    1837 80 ac Homo 1 poll 4 sl
    1838 80 ac Homo 1 poll
    1839 80 ac Fords? Cr. 1 poll 3 sl
    1840 160 ac Homo 1 poll
    1841 80 ac Merch. sales $1500 1 poll 4 sl
    1842 $700 sales 1 poll 7 sl
    1844 Willey WELLS estate $300 3 sl
    1845 Wiley WELLS estate
    1848 was the next diqest available and Wiley WELLS was missing from
    it.
    Censuses:
    1840 Fr.Co. M 2(under 5) 1(40-50) F 1(under 5) 1(5-10) 1(20-30)
    1850 Fr.Co. #209 David D. Rollins 29 m LA; Sarah 34 f MS; Theresa 2 f MS;
    David D. 8/12 m MS and WELLS: Thomas 14 m MS; John C. 13 zn; Mary A.
    10 f; Martha N. 8 f; Sarah J. 6 f MS.

    Descendants of Wiley WELLS and Sarah Cain:
    A) Thomas James WELLS, Judge of Ashley Co. AR 1866-1868, was b 25 Mar
    1836 Fr.Co. MS, d 26 Aug 1916 Ashley Co. AR; m 1st 5 Aug 1857 Mary
    F.A.E. Haley of Madison Co., MS, b 28 Nov 1838, d 24 Feb 1871 Ashley
    Co., AR; m 2nd 30 May 1871 Sarah A. Beasley, b 22 July 1841, Mist,
    AR, d 23 Feb 1916, Hamburg, AR.
    1880 Ashley Co. AR at Carter Twp, E.D. 7-26 WELLS, T.J. 44 MS; Sarah A.
    wife 38 AL; Jeff W. son 21 AR; Frank N son 18; Sarah E. 16; Louiza
    A. dau 14; Thos. E. son 7; Tidden son 3; Hendrick son 3.
    1900 Ashley, Carter twp E.D. 10-17 WELLS, Thomas J. Mar 1836 64 MS;
    Sarah.A. wife July 1841 58 AL; Thomas son July 1873 26 AR.

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    1910 Ashley Co. 002-0014-0037 WELLS, Thomas J. 71 MS; Sarah E. wife 68
    AL; Thomas E. son 37 AR.
    Data from the Ashley Co. records should not be accepted by the
    family until further verification.
    a) Jefferson W. WELLS,.b. 21 Feb 1859, Ashley Co., AR,
    1900 Ashley E.D. 10-15 Carter Twp, WELLS, Jeff W. Sep 1858, 41 AR,
    living alone.
    b) Francis N. WELLS, b 17 July 1861, Ashley Co., AR.
    1900 Conway Co., Nichols Twp, E.D. 10-6 WELLS, Francis M. June 1861 38
    AR; William D. son Jan 1883 17: Rubin son Oct 1886 13; Nancy E. dau
    Jan 1889 11; Thomas L. son May 1891 9: John S. son June 1894 5;
    George H. son Sep 1896 3; Lorance C. son May 18 98 2; Scroggins,
    Elizabeth, servant May 1876 22 AR
    c) Sarah E. WELLS, b 6 July 1864. Sally WELLS m 17 Sep 1884 J.A.
    Wheat, Ashley C-307. Ours?
    d) Louisa Mary WELLS, b 14 May 1866, Ashley Co., AR. A Lula M. WELLS
    age 16 m 27 Dec 1884 W. O. Carpenter, age 24. Ashley Co. C-346.
    Children by the 2nd wife:
    e) Thomas E. WELLS, b 1 July 1872
    f) Teldin WELLS, b 2 Feb 1877, twin
    g) Hendricks WELLS. b 2 Feb 1977, twin
    h) Estella WELLS, b 11 June 1880
    B) John Lee Calborn WELLS, b 12 May 1836, Fr.Co., d 30 June 1914,
    Logansport, LA. DeSoto, LA: m 8 Dec 1869 Adeline Mariah Strait, b 24
    Jan 1847, d 5 Apr 1914 Logansport, LA. He was age 7 when his father
    died. He is the grandfather of Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX who has
    done extensive research on the Cain and WELLS lines.
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC; Evaline 31 MS: Mary M.
    27 f; Martha 20 f: Bryant 14 m and WELLS, John 33 m; WELLS, Adaline
    N. 22 f MS (Note: George G. Strait m Anna N. Lee 12 Jan 1837, in
    Fr. Co., his second wife.)
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Cr. E.D. 146-55 WELLS, J.L.C. 43 MS MS MS;
    A. M. wife 33 MS SC MS: A. M. dau 9; G. W. son 5; Jackie, son 3 MS:
    dau 1/12 MS.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS; Adaline
    wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS; Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS: Lillie dau 20
    Jan 1888, 12 MS: Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS; Noble, Forest, son in
    law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    1910 Fr.Co. #312 WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS; Adaline
    M. wife 55 md once 41 years 6 children, 7 living MS NC MS
    Issue of John L.C. and Adaline Mariah (Strait) WELLS:
    a) Annie Mariah WELLS, b 3 Nov 1870 Fr.Co. MS, d 15 Feb. 1932. m 16
    Dec 1886 (Fr.Co. 1-177 by John F. Porter P.B.S., J.M. Cruise
    bondsman) Wesley Wroten, b 14 Nov 1860, d 15 Oct 1921, both bur
    Damascus Bapt. Church cem. Fr.Co. (Sec. 11 T7 R5) in the Kennolia
    Community.

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    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-19 Wroten, Wesley 14 Oct 1860, 39 MS; Anna
    wife 3 Nov 1870, 29 MS; Eunice dau 17 Sep 1887, 12 MS; Beatrice dau
    12 Dec 1890, 9; Audrie dau 22 Mch 1997, 3 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. E.D. 67-26 Wroten, Wesley (Kesly) 50 md once for 23 yrs MS
    MS MS; A.M. wife 40 md once, 23 yrs 6 children 6 living MS MS MS;
    Beatrice dau 16, Audry dau 12; Queenie dau 9; Loise dau 4; Leslie
    dau 2.
    1/ Eunice Wroten, b 17 Sep 1887, Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Beatrice Wroten, b 12 Dec 1890, Fr.Co. MS
    3/ Audrey Wroten, b 22 Mch 1897, Fr.Co. MS
    4/ Queenie Wroten, b c.1901, Fr.Co.
    5/ Lois Wroten, b c.1906, Fr.Co.
    6/ Leslie Wroten, b a.1908, Fr.Co.
    7/ Irene Wroten, b c.1911, Fr.Co.
    b) George Wiley WELLS, b 4 Jan 1873 Fr.Co., d 1937; m 13 Dec 1894
    (Fr.Co. 2-111, no return, he age 22, she age 22) Virginia Evelyn
    "Evie" Cupit, b 22 Nov 1872, d 19 Apr 1960, Wesson, MS, both bur
    Heucks Retreat Church Cem., Lincoln Co., MS., dau of Eli and
    Elizabeth (Godbold) Cupit.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-53 Cupit, Eli 36 MS; L.E.
    wife 28 MS; Eva dau 7 MS; J.L. son 5 MS; Sallie dau 3; Minnie dau 1
    MS; Mallissa Mccall, adopted dau 20 MS.
    Eli Cupit m Elizabeth Godbold 7 Feb 1872 (Fr.CO. 5-172 by A.P.
    Nichelson M.G.1 R.F. Noble bondsman).
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-20 WELLS, George Jan 4, 1873, 27 MS; Evva
    wife 28 Nov 1872, 27 MS; Ersa dau 30 Oct 1895, 4; John son 13 Apr
    1899, 1; Luster, Herny Servant 19 Dec 1883 10 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. p.105 Meadville & Brookhaven Rd #71 WELLS, George 32 md
    once 15 yrs MS MS MS; Evy V. wife 37 md once 15 yrs 6 children 4
    living; Johnie E. son 11; Versie V. son 8; Lula L. dau 5; Thomas J.
    son 1.
    1/ Ersa Vida WELLS (dau), b 30 Oct 1895 Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Son WELLS, b 1897 Fr.Co., d c.1898 Fr.Co.
    3/ Johnnie Eli WELLS, b.13 Apr 1899, Fr.CO.
    4/ Versie Virgil WELLS, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    5/ Luna L. WELLS, b c.1905
    6/ James Cody WELLS, b c.1909
    7/ Lillie Mae WELLS, b c.1911
    c) Harvey Leonard WELLS, b 12 July 1877 Fr.Co. MS, d 6 Mch 1941; m 17
    Nov 1896 (Fr.Co. 2-246 by James Cupit M.B.S., he age 21, she 18)
    Ella N. Coleman, b 13 May 1878, d 3 Feb 1966, both bur Rosehill
    Cem., Brookhaven, MS, dau of J.H. and M.O. Coleman.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-44 Coleman, J.H. 26 MS;
    M.O. wife 21 MS; Columbus son 3; Ella dau 2; William son 7/12 MS
    1900 Lincoln Co. Beat 5, E.D. 101-13 WELLS, Harvy Mar 1876 24 MS; Ella
    wife May 1878, 22 MS; dau Jan 1897, 3 MS

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    1910 Lincoln Co. E.D. 91-5 WELLS, Harvey 33 MS; Ella wife 32; Agnes
    dau 12
    1/ Agnes L. WELLS, b 27 Nov 1897; m _____ Enright, bur. Rosehill Cem.
    d) Richard "Jackie" WELLS, died young.
    e) Geneva Addie WELLS, b 11 May 1880 Fr.Co., d 9 Nov 1949; m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-466 by C.G. Guice J.P.) Milton Whitfield Seale, b 2 May
    1877, d 8 Oct 1961, both bur Midway (Sec.30 T6 R3, 1 mile south of
    Meadville toward Bude), son of Jason M. Seale and his 2nd wife
    Catherine Whittington. See p.113, this compilation. He married 2nd
    Lula B. ___, b 21 July 1893, d 22 Jan. 1957, bur Midway.
    1910 Fr.Co. Meadville p.77 #43 Seale, Milton 32 md once MS MS MS;
    Geneva wife 29 md once 10 years, 5 children, 5 living; Vivian dau
    9; Rosa dau 8; Earl son 6; Jason son 5; Eva dau 3.
    1/ Vivian Earnestine Seale, b c.1901 Fr.Co.,MS.
    2/ Primrose Geneva Seale, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    3/ Earl Frank Seale, b c.1904, Fr.Co.
    4/ Jason Lee Seale, b c.1905 Fr.Co.
    5/ Evie Neta Seale, b c.1907 Fr.Co.
    6/ Annie Daisy Seale, b c.1910 Fr.Co.
    f) Daisy Francis WELLS, b 22 Apr 1884 Fr.Co.; d 5 Sep 1957 m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-468 by C.G. Guice) Forrest Houston Noble, b 9 Dec 1876,
    d 24 Mch 1953, both bur Rosehill cem., Brookhaven, MS., son of R.F.
    and Narcissa Noble.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat McCall's Creek, E.D. 146-51, Nobles, R.F. 42 MS;
    Narcisa wife 35 MS; W.A. dau 14 MS; Louis son 12 MS; Rufus son 9
    MS; B.W. son 7; Forrest son 5; M.J. dau 3, Narrcissa dau 1 MS
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 Noble, Forest 9 Dec 1874 25, MS, son in
    law of John WELLS.
    1910 Lincoln Co. MS Brookhaven E.D. 84-19 Noble, F.H. 36; Daisy wife
    28; Ralph son 8; Gladys dau 7; Wahne son 3.
    1/ Ralph Fitzhugh Noble, b c.1902, MS
    2/ Glady Mae Noble, b c.1903
    3/ Maxie Forrest Noble, b c.1907
    4/ Roger Paul Noble, b c.1911
    g) Pansy "Johnny" WELLS, b 4 May 1885 Fr.Co. MS, d 22 Nov 1938 Natchez
    Hosp., Adams Co., MS, bur Midway Cem. Fr. Co. MS; m 20 June 1903
    (Fr.Co. 3-124 by J.Q. Byrd J.P.) David "Dave" Tillet Porter (as
    his first wife), b 21 Jan 1884 McCall, Fr.Co. MS, d 21 Aug 1974
    Ferriday, LA, bur Greenlawn Cem., Natchez, MS, son of John
    Ferdinand Porter and Nancy Fedella Carraway.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D.146-43 Porter, John F. 41
    MS;.Nancy.T. wife 28 MS; B.B. dau 5; S.B. dau 3; Eli O'Neal servant
    20 MS 1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-6 Porter, John 27 Mar 1839, 61 MS;
    Nancy wife 24 Sep 1852, 48 MS; Judie dau 7 Nov 1880, 19; David son
    21 Jan 1884, 16 MS; Gambrel son 9 June 1987, 12; Carey son 15 Feb
    1890, 10; Orsie son 12 Dec 1893, 6 MS.



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    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 4 #16 Brookhaven Road, Porter, David 21 m once 6 yrs
    MS MS MS; Pansy wife 25 md once 6 years 2 children 2 living; A.D.
    dau 5; Hazel dau 2.
    1/ A. Dee Porter, b 16 May 1904 Fr.Co. MS. Her third marriage was to
    David S. McDonald, b 11 July 1893, d 18 Sep 1967, Houston, TX. No
    children.
    2/ Hazel Lillian Porter, b 29 Jan 1908 Fr.Co.; m 24 Dec 1926 at
    Vidalia, Concordia Par., LA, Roy Leo Cobb, b 3 Oct 1906 Fr.Co., d
    11 Mar 1986 Natchez, MS, bur Midway Cem.
    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 3 Meadville & Union Church Road #87 Cobb, James M. 32
    md once 13 yrs 6 children 5 living MS MS MS; Maude wife 30 md once
    13 years 6 children 5 living; Dewy son 11; Willie son 9; Gladys
    dau 6; Roy son 4; Ceaser son 2; Grooms, Martha m other 56 wd 5
    children 4 living MS MS MS
    A/ Thomas "Tommie" Chester Cobb, b 14 Sep 1931 Fayette, Jefferson,
    MS; m 1st 7 Dec 1953 Elizabeth Daniel of N.C. (div.)
    a/ Linda Susan Cobb, b 6 Dec 1954
    3/ John "Johnny" David Porter, b 27 Mch 1912 Fr.Co. MS, d 4 Apr 1974,
    Excelsior, MN, bur B Apr 1974 Baton Rouge, LA; m 31 July 1936
    Vidalia, LA Ora D. Cole, b 21 Mar 1908 Fr.Co.MS.
    A/ Gene Porter, step son
    4/ Willie Lee "Billie" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr. Co. MS; m 30
    Aug 1941 Fr.Co. MS, Jack Raymond Nixon, b 14 May 1921
    A/ Philip Raymond Nixon, b 26 Sep 1953 El Paso, TX; m 20 May 1978
    New Orleans LA, Sheree Lee Denniss, b 18 May 1958 Colorado
    Springs, CO
    a/ Clint Rayland Nixon, b 25 Aug 1980, N.O., LA
    B/ Melvina "Mel" Maxine Nixon, b 11 July 1955, Colorado Springs, CO,
    m 14 May 1983 Texarkana, TX, Cliff Allen Brothers
    5/ Annie Lee "Ann" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr.Co. MS; m 13 Feb
    1945, Yuma, AZ Verne "Johnnie" Randall Jr., b 15 Aug 1922
    Poticallo, Idaho, d 31 Jan 1970 Texarkana, TX, bur Chaplewood
    Cem., Texarkana, TX.
    A/ Dianna Lynne Randall, b 3 May 1954 El Paso, TX; m Dennis Anthony
    Patterson, b 14 May 1952 OK.
    a/ Melissa Ann Patterson, b 28 Jan 1978 Nacogdoches, TX
    b/ April Lynne Patterson, b 2 Apr 1891, Texarkana, TX
    c/ Philip Anthony Patterson, b 15 Feb 1983 Midland, TX
    B/ John Charles Randall, b 22 Jan 1961 Texarkana, TX; m (div.)
    a/ John Verne Randall, b 26 Dec 1983, Camden, AR

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    h) Lillie Mae WELLS, b 20 June 1887 Fr.Co. MS, d 14 Jan 1953, bur New
    Sight Cem., Lincoln Co. MS; m 1st 20 June 1907 (Fr.Co. 3-423 by
    W.T. Wooten J.P.) John Asa Cotten, b 23 Apr 1882, d 26 July 1952,
    bur Holly Spring Cem., Lincoln Co. MS. She m 2nd John R. Raney.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 172 Cotten, Asa 2 Jan 1851, 49 md 27 yrs MS MS MS;
    Elizabeth wife 18 June 1855, 44, md 27 yrs, 17 children 15 living
    MS MS MS: Florence dau 17 Apr 1876, 24 MS MS MS; Lillie dau 20 Feb
    1880, 20; Dazie dau 21 Feb 1880, 20; John son 2 3 Apr 1882, 18, Ada
    dau 26 Dec 1883, 16; Thomas son 1 Nov 1885, 14; James son 10 Mar
    1887, 13; Alice dau 2 June 1869, 11; Ella dau 27 July 1890, 9; Nina
    dau 24 Oct 1893, 6; Rubbie dau 9 May 1895, 5; Kate 29 May 1897, 3;
    Eula 10 Jan 1900 4/12.
    Asa B. Cotten m M.E. Cloy 10 Dec 1873 (Fr.Co. 6-25 by John Sample,
    Meth. South, with H.A. Cotten bondsman.
    1910 Fr.Co. #235 Cotton, John A. 28 md once 3 yrs MS MS MS; Lillie
    wife 22 m once 3 yrs 0 children.
    1/ John Asa Cotten Jr.
    2/ Addie Daisey Cotten

    C) Mary Elizabeth WELLS, b c.1840 Fr.Co. MS, d c.1883; m 18 Dec. 1865
    (Fr.Co. 4-391 by D.B. Cain, G.P. Hunt bondsman) Alexander McDonald.
    He was killed by a falling tree c.1879. Liz WELLS died a short time
    later.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.7 #91 McDonald, Alexander 34 wheelwright Scotland;
    Elizabeth 30 MS; Wiley D. 2 m; Edward 1 m; Alex 2/12 m Apr.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 5 Cain's 146-26 McDonald, Elizabeth 40 MS; Alexander
    son 12 MS; William son 8; Dempsey son 5; Malissa dau 3; Thomas son 1
    a) Wiley D. McDonald, b c.1868 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    b) Edward McDonald, b c.1869 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    c) Alexander McDonald, b Apr 1870 Fr.Co. MS, reared by Sister (WELLS)
    Young.

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    d) William McDonald,.b 1872 Fr.Co., reared by Willie Cain.
    e) Dempsey McDonald, b c.1875 These last three reared
    f) Malissa MCDonald, b c.1877 by John WELLS.
    g) Thomas McDonald, b c.1879
    D) Martha M. WELLS, b c.1842; m 9 Dec 1869 (Fr.Co. 5-72 by W.K. Magee
    Judge Probate, E.C. Adams bondsman) James Polk Cupit. This family
    was not identified from the MS censuses.
    E) Sarah J. WELLS, b c1844; m 9 Nov 1865 (Fr.Co. 4-380 by D.D. Rollins
    J.P., N. Blucker bondsman) James M. Mitchell. This family has not
    been identified on a MS census. In 1900, in the home of David D.
    Rollins was Willie Mitchell, b Feb 1892, 9 MS, nephew of David D.
    Rollins. Sarah (Cain) WELLS m 2nd David Dixon Rollins and they show
    in the censuses:
    1850 - See above
    1860 Fr.Co. p.305 #481 Rollins, David D. 39 School teaching LA; Sarah
    44 MS; Theresa 13 f; James 10 mi Louisa 6 f; William 4 m Ann Eliza 1
    f; Elizabeth WELLS 20 f; Martha ? WELLS 18 f, Sarah WELLS 17 f.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.70 1919 Rollins, D.D. 49 MS; Sarah 54; D.D. Jr. 20;
    Lauria 16; W.D. 14;. Amaliza 12 MS.
    .

Eleanor Gayney1,2

F, #19997, b. circa 1800, d. before 1829
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: James Wells b. c 1793, d. a 1830

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
    , "CAIN", Book: "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
         
    Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mildred and Margaret Ezell

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    THE MS CAINS

    10. Pearson WELLS; m 15 Mar 1806 Wilkinson Co. Jemimah Gustavus
    11. Sarah WELLS; m Phillip Simm's.
    12. Elizabeth WELLS; m Benjamin McWater
    13. Winnie WELLS; m ___ Jones
    14. Sina WELLS; m 4 June 1816 St. Helena, Daniel Allen
    15. Ruth WELLS; m 6 Aug 1815 St. Helena, Samuel Lanier
    16. James WELLS; m 29 July 1824 St. Helena, Elinor Gayner *
    17. Benjamin WELLS, m 27 July 1810 Dolly Corch; 2nd 3 Apr 1814 St.
    Helena Elizabeth Splan.
    #16. James WELLS m 2nd 1. Jan 1829 E. Feliciana Mademisselle Bryan.


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    BIRTHS
    ------

    Wiley WELLS was borne the 24 of Jan. 1797
    Sarah Cain was borne July 9, 1816
    Thomas J. WELLS warn borne the 25 March 1836
    John L. C. WELLS was borne May 12, 1837
    Mary F. A. E. Haley was borne Nov. 28, 1838
    Sarah A. Beasley was borne July 22, 1841
    Jefferson W. WELLS was born Feb. 21, 1859
    Francis N. WELLS was borne July 17, 1861
    Sarah E. WELLS was borne July 6th 1864
    Louisa Mary WELLS was borne May 14, 1866
    Thomas E. WELLS oldest son of T. J. WELLS and Sarah A. WELLS
    was borne 1st. July 1872
    Teldin and Hendricks WELLS twins was borne 2nd Feb. 1877
    Estella WELLS borne June 16, 1880

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    MARRIAGES
    ---------

    Thomas J WELLS and Mary F A E Haley was married
    August 5 day 1857

    Thomas J WELLS and Sarah A Beasley
    was married the 30 day of May 1871

    (This bible kept by Judge Thomas James WELLS of Ashley County, AR.
    "found" by Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX. has data in it of our Fr.
    Co. MS WELLS family.)

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    DEATHS
    ------

    Sarah A. WELLS died Feb. 23, 1916
    Thomas H. WELLS died Aug. 26, 1916

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    MEMORANDA
    ---------
    Mary F. A. E. WELLS wife of T. J. WELLS died Feb 24th 1871
    Weley WELLS father of T. J. WELLS died Feb 19th 1844
    Edmond WELLS died May 18th 1835 uncle
    John WELLS died June 17th AD 1832 uncle
    Anna Powell died August 17 AD 1849 grandmother
    Mary WELLS died April 7, 1832 grandmother

    (Judge of Ashley County, Arkansas 1866 - 1868 Thomas J. WELLS)

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    Wiley WELLS original land entries (v.1,p.37) was NW/4 of NE/4 Sec 32, T6
    R3E, 39 ac, 11 July 1836 and NE/4 of NW/4 Sec 32 T6 R3E, 39 ac, 7 Sep
    1836.
    His deeds were as follows (from deed index only as deed books were
    burned):
    He from Absalom WELLS obligation to make title to land 3 Jan 1821 A-493
    (Bk A p.493)
    He from Absalom WELLS and wife 100 ac 5 Jan 1824. B-11
    He & wife to MS Union Bank Mortg. T6 R3, 9 Apr 1839. C-504
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac 8 Sep 1834. C-184
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 8 Sep 1834. C-484
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 Sep 1835 C-508
    He from Thos. Scott & wife 40 ac & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 4 Sep 1839.
    C-591
    He from David King about Ratcliffs Pocket Book 19 Apr 1841. C-?
    He and wife to Wilson Byrd E/2 of NE/4 & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 20 Jan
    1840 C-677.

    On 14 Oct 1833 Simeon J. Broadaway and Joseph George of Fr. Co. MS
    appointed Wiley WELLS to represent them and their wives Hetty Broadway
    and Mary George, heirs of decd Rebecca Holloway.
    Succession Papers of St. Helena Par., LA.

    Fr.Co. Tax Digests shows for him:
    1832 80 ac Homo 1 sl 1 poll
    1833 80 ac Fords Cr. 1 poll, sales $800
    1835 80 ac Homo River 1 poll
    1836 80 ac Homo, 1 poll 1 sl
    1837 80 ac Homo 1 poll 4 sl
    1838 80 ac Homo 1 poll
    1839 80 ac Fords? Cr. 1 poll 3 sl
    1840 160 ac Homo 1 poll
    1841 80 ac Merch. sales $1500 1 poll 4 sl
    1842 $700 sales 1 poll 7 sl
    1844 Willey WELLS estate $300 3 sl
    1845 Wiley WELLS estate
    1848 was the next diqest available and Wiley WELLS was missing from
    it.
    Censuses:
    1840 Fr.Co. M 2(under 5) 1(40-50) F 1(under 5) 1(5-10) 1(20-30)
    1850 Fr.Co. #209 David D. Rollins 29 m LA; Sarah 34 f MS; Theresa 2 f MS;
    David D. 8/12 m MS and WELLS: Thomas 14 m MS; John C. 13 zn; Mary A.
    10 f; Martha N. 8 f; Sarah J. 6 f MS.

    Descendants of Wiley WELLS and Sarah Cain:
    A) Thomas James WELLS, Judge of Ashley Co. AR 1866-1868, was b 25 Mar
    1836 Fr.Co. MS, d 26 Aug 1916 Ashley Co. AR; m 1st 5 Aug 1857 Mary
    F.A.E. Haley of Madison Co., MS, b 28 Nov 1838, d 24 Feb 1871 Ashley
    Co., AR; m 2nd 30 May 1871 Sarah A. Beasley, b 22 July 1841, Mist,
    AR, d 23 Feb 1916, Hamburg, AR.
    1880 Ashley Co. AR at Carter Twp, E.D. 7-26 WELLS, T.J. 44 MS; Sarah A.
    wife 38 AL; Jeff W. son 21 AR; Frank N son 18; Sarah E. 16; Louiza
    A. dau 14; Thos. E. son 7; Tidden son 3; Hendrick son 3.
    1900 Ashley, Carter twp E.D. 10-17 WELLS, Thomas J. Mar 1836 64 MS;
    Sarah.A. wife July 1841 58 AL; Thomas son July 1873 26 AR.

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    1910 Ashley Co. 002-0014-0037 WELLS, Thomas J. 71 MS; Sarah E. wife 68
    AL; Thomas E. son 37 AR.
    Data from the Ashley Co. records should not be accepted by the
    family until further verification.
    a) Jefferson W. WELLS,.b. 21 Feb 1859, Ashley Co., AR,
    1900 Ashley E.D. 10-15 Carter Twp, WELLS, Jeff W. Sep 1858, 41 AR,
    living alone.
    b) Francis N. WELLS, b 17 July 1861, Ashley Co., AR.
    1900 Conway Co., Nichols Twp, E.D. 10-6 WELLS, Francis M. June 1861 38
    AR; William D. son Jan 1883 17: Rubin son Oct 1886 13; Nancy E. dau
    Jan 1889 11; Thomas L. son May 1891 9: John S. son June 1894 5;
    George H. son Sep 1896 3; Lorance C. son May 18 98 2; Scroggins,
    Elizabeth, servant May 1876 22 AR
    c) Sarah E. WELLS, b 6 July 1864. Sally WELLS m 17 Sep 1884 J.A.
    Wheat, Ashley C-307. Ours?
    d) Louisa Mary WELLS, b 14 May 1866, Ashley Co., AR. A Lula M. WELLS
    age 16 m 27 Dec 1884 W. O. Carpenter, age 24. Ashley Co. C-346.
    Children by the 2nd wife:
    e) Thomas E. WELLS, b 1 July 1872
    f) Teldin WELLS, b 2 Feb 1877, twin
    g) Hendricks WELLS. b 2 Feb 1977, twin
    h) Estella WELLS, b 11 June 1880
    B) John Lee Calborn WELLS, b 12 May 1836, Fr.Co., d 30 June 1914,
    Logansport, LA. DeSoto, LA: m 8 Dec 1869 Adeline Mariah Strait, b 24
    Jan 1847, d 5 Apr 1914 Logansport, LA. He was age 7 when his father
    died. He is the grandfather of Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX who has
    done extensive research on the Cain and WELLS lines.
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC; Evaline 31 MS: Mary M.
    27 f; Martha 20 f: Bryant 14 m and WELLS, John 33 m; WELLS, Adaline
    N. 22 f MS (Note: George G. Strait m Anna N. Lee 12 Jan 1837, in
    Fr. Co., his second wife.)
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Cr. E.D. 146-55 WELLS, J.L.C. 43 MS MS MS;
    A. M. wife 33 MS SC MS: A. M. dau 9; G. W. son 5; Jackie, son 3 MS:
    dau 1/12 MS.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS; Adaline
    wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS; Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS: Lillie dau 20
    Jan 1888, 12 MS: Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS; Noble, Forest, son in
    law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    1910 Fr.Co. #312 WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS; Adaline
    M. wife 55 md once 41 years 6 children, 7 living MS NC MS
    Issue of John L.C. and Adaline Mariah (Strait) WELLS:
    a) Annie Mariah WELLS, b 3 Nov 1870 Fr.Co. MS, d 15 Feb. 1932. m 16
    Dec 1886 (Fr.Co. 1-177 by John F. Porter P.B.S., J.M. Cruise
    bondsman) Wesley Wroten, b 14 Nov 1860, d 15 Oct 1921, both bur
    Damascus Bapt. Church cem. Fr.Co. (Sec. 11 T7 R5) in the Kennolia
    Community.

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    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-19 Wroten, Wesley 14 Oct 1860, 39 MS; Anna
    wife 3 Nov 1870, 29 MS; Eunice dau 17 Sep 1887, 12 MS; Beatrice dau
    12 Dec 1890, 9; Audrie dau 22 Mch 1997, 3 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. E.D. 67-26 Wroten, Wesley (Kesly) 50 md once for 23 yrs MS
    MS MS; A.M. wife 40 md once, 23 yrs 6 children 6 living MS MS MS;
    Beatrice dau 16, Audry dau 12; Queenie dau 9; Loise dau 4; Leslie
    dau 2.
    1/ Eunice Wroten, b 17 Sep 1887, Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Beatrice Wroten, b 12 Dec 1890, Fr.Co. MS
    3/ Audrey Wroten, b 22 Mch 1897, Fr.Co. MS
    4/ Queenie Wroten, b c.1901, Fr.Co.
    5/ Lois Wroten, b c.1906, Fr.Co.
    6/ Leslie Wroten, b a.1908, Fr.Co.
    7/ Irene Wroten, b c.1911, Fr.Co.
    b) George Wiley WELLS, b 4 Jan 1873 Fr.Co., d 1937; m 13 Dec 1894
    (Fr.Co. 2-111, no return, he age 22, she age 22) Virginia Evelyn
    "Evie" Cupit, b 22 Nov 1872, d 19 Apr 1960, Wesson, MS, both bur
    Heucks Retreat Church Cem., Lincoln Co., MS., dau of Eli and
    Elizabeth (Godbold) Cupit.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-53 Cupit, Eli 36 MS; L.E.
    wife 28 MS; Eva dau 7 MS; J.L. son 5 MS; Sallie dau 3; Minnie dau 1
    MS; Mallissa Mccall, adopted dau 20 MS.
    Eli Cupit m Elizabeth Godbold 7 Feb 1872 (Fr.CO. 5-172 by A.P.
    Nichelson M.G.1 R.F. Noble bondsman).
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-20 WELLS, George Jan 4, 1873, 27 MS; Evva
    wife 28 Nov 1872, 27 MS; Ersa dau 30 Oct 1895, 4; John son 13 Apr
    1899, 1; Luster, Herny Servant 19 Dec 1883 10 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. p.105 Meadville & Brookhaven Rd #71 WELLS, George 32 md
    once 15 yrs MS MS MS; Evy V. wife 37 md once 15 yrs 6 children 4
    living; Johnie E. son 11; Versie V. son 8; Lula L. dau 5; Thomas J.
    son 1.
    1/ Ersa Vida WELLS (dau), b 30 Oct 1895 Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Son WELLS, b 1897 Fr.Co., d c.1898 Fr.Co.
    3/ Johnnie Eli WELLS, b.13 Apr 1899, Fr.CO.
    4/ Versie Virgil WELLS, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    5/ Luna L. WELLS, b c.1905
    6/ James Cody WELLS, b c.1909
    7/ Lillie Mae WELLS, b c.1911
    c) Harvey Leonard WELLS, b 12 July 1877 Fr.Co. MS, d 6 Mch 1941; m 17
    Nov 1896 (Fr.Co. 2-246 by James Cupit M.B.S., he age 21, she 18)
    Ella N. Coleman, b 13 May 1878, d 3 Feb 1966, both bur Rosehill
    Cem., Brookhaven, MS, dau of J.H. and M.O. Coleman.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-44 Coleman, J.H. 26 MS;
    M.O. wife 21 MS; Columbus son 3; Ella dau 2; William son 7/12 MS
    1900 Lincoln Co. Beat 5, E.D. 101-13 WELLS, Harvy Mar 1876 24 MS; Ella
    wife May 1878, 22 MS; dau Jan 1897, 3 MS

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    1910 Lincoln Co. E.D. 91-5 WELLS, Harvey 33 MS; Ella wife 32; Agnes
    dau 12
    1/ Agnes L. WELLS, b 27 Nov 1897; m _____ Enright, bur. Rosehill Cem.
    d) Richard "Jackie" WELLS, died young.
    e) Geneva Addie WELLS, b 11 May 1880 Fr.Co., d 9 Nov 1949; m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-466 by C.G. Guice J.P.) Milton Whitfield Seale, b 2 May
    1877, d 8 Oct 1961, both bur Midway (Sec.30 T6 R3, 1 mile south of
    Meadville toward Bude), son of Jason M. Seale and his 2nd wife
    Catherine Whittington. See p.113, this compilation. He married 2nd
    Lula B. ___, b 21 July 1893, d 22 Jan. 1957, bur Midway.
    1910 Fr.Co. Meadville p.77 #43 Seale, Milton 32 md once MS MS MS;
    Geneva wife 29 md once 10 years, 5 children, 5 living; Vivian dau
    9; Rosa dau 8; Earl son 6; Jason son 5; Eva dau 3.
    1/ Vivian Earnestine Seale, b c.1901 Fr.Co.,MS.
    2/ Primrose Geneva Seale, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    3/ Earl Frank Seale, b c.1904, Fr.Co.
    4/ Jason Lee Seale, b c.1905 Fr.Co.
    5/ Evie Neta Seale, b c.1907 Fr.Co.
    6/ Annie Daisy Seale, b c.1910 Fr.Co.
    f) Daisy Francis WELLS, b 22 Apr 1884 Fr.Co.; d 5 Sep 1957 m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-468 by C.G. Guice) Forrest Houston Noble, b 9 Dec 1876,
    d 24 Mch 1953, both bur Rosehill cem., Brookhaven, MS., son of R.F.
    and Narcissa Noble.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat McCall's Creek, E.D. 146-51, Nobles, R.F. 42 MS;
    Narcisa wife 35 MS; W.A. dau 14 MS; Louis son 12 MS; Rufus son 9
    MS; B.W. son 7; Forrest son 5; M.J. dau 3, Narrcissa dau 1 MS
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 Noble, Forest 9 Dec 1874 25, MS, son in
    law of John WELLS.
    1910 Lincoln Co. MS Brookhaven E.D. 84-19 Noble, F.H. 36; Daisy wife
    28; Ralph son 8; Gladys dau 7; Wahne son 3.
    1/ Ralph Fitzhugh Noble, b c.1902, MS
    2/ Glady Mae Noble, b c.1903
    3/ Maxie Forrest Noble, b c.1907
    4/ Roger Paul Noble, b c.1911
    g) Pansy "Johnny" WELLS, b 4 May 1885 Fr.Co. MS, d 22 Nov 1938 Natchez
    Hosp., Adams Co., MS, bur Midway Cem. Fr. Co. MS; m 20 June 1903
    (Fr.Co. 3-124 by J.Q. Byrd J.P.) David "Dave" Tillet Porter (as
    his first wife), b 21 Jan 1884 McCall, Fr.Co. MS, d 21 Aug 1974
    Ferriday, LA, bur Greenlawn Cem., Natchez, MS, son of John
    Ferdinand Porter and Nancy Fedella Carraway.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D.146-43 Porter, John F. 41
    MS;.Nancy.T. wife 28 MS; B.B. dau 5; S.B. dau 3; Eli O'Neal servant
    20 MS 1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-6 Porter, John 27 Mar 1839, 61 MS;
    Nancy wife 24 Sep 1852, 48 MS; Judie dau 7 Nov 1880, 19; David son
    21 Jan 1884, 16 MS; Gambrel son 9 June 1987, 12; Carey son 15 Feb
    1890, 10; Orsie son 12 Dec 1893, 6 MS.



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    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 4 #16 Brookhaven Road, Porter, David 21 m once 6 yrs
    MS MS MS; Pansy wife 25 md once 6 years 2 children 2 living; A.D.
    dau 5; Hazel dau 2.
    1/ A. Dee Porter, b 16 May 1904 Fr.Co. MS. Her third marriage was to
    David S. McDonald, b 11 July 1893, d 18 Sep 1967, Houston, TX. No
    children.
    2/ Hazel Lillian Porter, b 29 Jan 1908 Fr.Co.; m 24 Dec 1926 at
    Vidalia, Concordia Par., LA, Roy Leo Cobb, b 3 Oct 1906 Fr.Co., d
    11 Mar 1986 Natchez, MS, bur Midway Cem.
    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 3 Meadville & Union Church Road #87 Cobb, James M. 32
    md once 13 yrs 6 children 5 living MS MS MS; Maude wife 30 md once
    13 years 6 children 5 living; Dewy son 11; Willie son 9; Gladys
    dau 6; Roy son 4; Ceaser son 2; Grooms, Martha m other 56 wd 5
    children 4 living MS MS MS
    A/ Thomas "Tommie" Chester Cobb, b 14 Sep 1931 Fayette, Jefferson,
    MS; m 1st 7 Dec 1953 Elizabeth Daniel of N.C. (div.)
    a/ Linda Susan Cobb, b 6 Dec 1954
    3/ John "Johnny" David Porter, b 27 Mch 1912 Fr.Co. MS, d 4 Apr 1974,
    Excelsior, MN, bur B Apr 1974 Baton Rouge, LA; m 31 July 1936
    Vidalia, LA Ora D. Cole, b 21 Mar 1908 Fr.Co.MS.
    A/ Gene Porter, step son
    4/ Willie Lee "Billie" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr. Co. MS; m 30
    Aug 1941 Fr.Co. MS, Jack Raymond Nixon, b 14 May 1921
    A/ Philip Raymond Nixon, b 26 Sep 1953 El Paso, TX; m 20 May 1978
    New Orleans LA, Sheree Lee Denniss, b 18 May 1958 Colorado
    Springs, CO
    a/ Clint Rayland Nixon, b 25 Aug 1980, N.O., LA
    B/ Melvina "Mel" Maxine Nixon, b 11 July 1955, Colorado Springs, CO,
    m 14 May 1983 Texarkana, TX, Cliff Allen Brothers
    5/ Annie Lee "Ann" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr.Co. MS; m 13 Feb
    1945, Yuma, AZ Verne "Johnnie" Randall Jr., b 15 Aug 1922
    Poticallo, Idaho, d 31 Jan 1970 Texarkana, TX, bur Chaplewood
    Cem., Texarkana, TX.
    A/ Dianna Lynne Randall, b 3 May 1954 El Paso, TX; m Dennis Anthony
    Patterson, b 14 May 1952 OK.
    a/ Melissa Ann Patterson, b 28 Jan 1978 Nacogdoches, TX
    b/ April Lynne Patterson, b 2 Apr 1891, Texarkana, TX
    c/ Philip Anthony Patterson, b 15 Feb 1983 Midland, TX
    B/ John Charles Randall, b 22 Jan 1961 Texarkana, TX; m (div.)
    a/ John Verne Randall, b 26 Dec 1983, Camden, AR

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    h) Lillie Mae WELLS, b 20 June 1887 Fr.Co. MS, d 14 Jan 1953, bur New
    Sight Cem., Lincoln Co. MS; m 1st 20 June 1907 (Fr.Co. 3-423 by
    W.T. Wooten J.P.) John Asa Cotten, b 23 Apr 1882, d 26 July 1952,
    bur Holly Spring Cem., Lincoln Co. MS. She m 2nd John R. Raney.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 172 Cotten, Asa 2 Jan 1851, 49 md 27 yrs MS MS MS;
    Elizabeth wife 18 June 1855, 44, md 27 yrs, 17 children 15 living
    MS MS MS: Florence dau 17 Apr 1876, 24 MS MS MS; Lillie dau 20 Feb
    1880, 20; Dazie dau 21 Feb 1880, 20; John son 2 3 Apr 1882, 18, Ada
    dau 26 Dec 1883, 16; Thomas son 1 Nov 1885, 14; James son 10 Mar
    1887, 13; Alice dau 2 June 1869, 11; Ella dau 27 July 1890, 9; Nina
    dau 24 Oct 1893, 6; Rubbie dau 9 May 1895, 5; Kate 29 May 1897, 3;
    Eula 10 Jan 1900 4/12.
    Asa B. Cotten m M.E. Cloy 10 Dec 1873 (Fr.Co. 6-25 by John Sample,
    Meth. South, with H.A. Cotten bondsman.
    1910 Fr.Co. #235 Cotton, John A. 28 md once 3 yrs MS MS MS; Lillie
    wife 22 m once 3 yrs 0 children.
    1/ John Asa Cotten Jr.
    2/ Addie Daisey Cotten

    C) Mary Elizabeth WELLS, b c.1840 Fr.Co. MS, d c.1883; m 18 Dec. 1865
    (Fr.Co. 4-391 by D.B. Cain, G.P. Hunt bondsman) Alexander McDonald.
    He was killed by a falling tree c.1879. Liz WELLS died a short time
    later.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.7 #91 McDonald, Alexander 34 wheelwright Scotland;
    Elizabeth 30 MS; Wiley D. 2 m; Edward 1 m; Alex 2/12 m Apr.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 5 Cain's 146-26 McDonald, Elizabeth 40 MS; Alexander
    son 12 MS; William son 8; Dempsey son 5; Malissa dau 3; Thomas son 1
    a) Wiley D. McDonald, b c.1868 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    b) Edward McDonald, b c.1869 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    c) Alexander McDonald, b Apr 1870 Fr.Co. MS, reared by Sister (WELLS)
    Young.

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    d) William McDonald,.b 1872 Fr.Co., reared by Willie Cain.
    e) Dempsey McDonald, b c.1875 These last three reared
    f) Malissa MCDonald, b c.1877 by John WELLS.
    g) Thomas McDonald, b c.1879
    D) Martha M. WELLS, b c.1842; m 9 Dec 1869 (Fr.Co. 5-72 by W.K. Magee
    Judge Probate, E.C. Adams bondsman) James Polk Cupit. This family
    was not identified from the MS censuses.
    E) Sarah J. WELLS, b c1844; m 9 Nov 1865 (Fr.Co. 4-380 by D.D. Rollins
    J.P., N. Blucker bondsman) James M. Mitchell. This family has not
    been identified on a MS census. In 1900, in the home of David D.
    Rollins was Willie Mitchell, b Feb 1892, 9 MS, nephew of David D.
    Rollins. Sarah (Cain) WELLS m 2nd David Dixon Rollins and they show
    in the censuses:
    1850 - See above
    1860 Fr.Co. p.305 #481 Rollins, David D. 39 School teaching LA; Sarah
    44 MS; Theresa 13 f; James 10 mi Louisa 6 f; William 4 m Ann Eliza 1
    f; Elizabeth WELLS 20 f; Martha ? WELLS 18 f, Sarah WELLS 17 f.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.70 1919 Rollins, D.D. 49 MS; Sarah 54; D.D. Jr. 20;
    Lauria 16; W.D. 14;. Amaliza 12 MS.
    .
  4. Unknown author, Donna Lee McKee Wells, 712 Kimberly Street, Tecumseh, OK 74873, 405-598-3254.

Mary Wells1,2

F, #19998, b. circa 1719
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Jacob Robbins b. c 1738, d. c 1830

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Mary Jane _____1,2

F, #19999, b. circa 1770
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Absalom Wells b. 1763

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Sarah Hinton1,2

F, #20000, b. circa 1765
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Pvt. John Wells b. b 1742, d. Jan 1806

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Charles Frederick Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID096_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:07:11.,_ID096 _Researcher.
  4. Kris Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID189_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:28:09.,_ID189 _Researcher.

Ann Blatchford1,2

F, #20001, b. circa 1760, d. 7 January 1835
  • Reference: W018 ID448
  • Birth*: circa 17602
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1785; Groom=John Wells3,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 7 January 18352

Family: John Wells b. 1765, d. c 3 Dec 1805

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Donna Lee McKee, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID931C~1.GED and imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:23:49.,_ID236 _Researcher.

Elijah Havard1,2

M, #20002, b. circa 1780
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Rachel Wells b. c 1775

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Chancey Christine Berry1,2

F, #20003, b. 1794
  • Reference: W018 ID448
  • Name Variation: Christine Chaney Berry
  • Nickname: Chana4,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID448 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID449 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID236 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID931 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1810; Mrs. Wells (Berry)
  • Note*: 1819; sister, Sarah Berry married Hezekiah Morton Thompson on 22 Dec 1819 in St. Tammy Parish, LA. He was named guardian of minor children
  • (Household Member) Census: 4 August 1860; Wood Co., Texas, USAG;
    1860 TX Wood Pct 5, ED1, family 367
    Wells, T B, age 28, farmer, b: MS
    Wells, Chana, age 62, b: GA
    Wells, Samantha, age 19, b: AL (wife)
    Wells, H F, age 13, b: TX (son of Albert / Alfred); Head of Household=Thompson B Wells5,2

Family: Sgt. Rice Wells b. 1782, d. 30 Oct 1857

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. GEDCOM.
  4. GEDCOM, Gedcom.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1860 TX Wood Pct 5, ED1, family 367 - T B Wells.

Felix Wells1,2

M, #20004, b. circa 1781
  • Reference: W018 ID236

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Wiley Wells1,2

M, #20005, b. 24 January 1797, d. 19 February 1844
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID448 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID236 _Researcher2
  • Prop-Purch*: between 2 January 1821 and 19 April 1841; Mississippi, USAG; Wiley WELLS original land entries (v.1,p.37) was NW/4 of NE/4 Sec 32, T6
    R3E, 39 ac, 11 July 1836 and NE/4 of NW/4 Sec 32 T6 R3E, 39 ac, 7 Sep
    1836.
    His deeds were as follows (from deed index only as deed books were
    burned):
    He from Absalom WELLS obligation to make title to land 3 Jan 1821 A-493
    (Bk A p.493)
    He from Absalom WELLS and wife 100 ac 5 Jan 1824. B-11
    He & wife to MS Union Bank Mortg. T6 R3, 9 Apr 1839. C-504
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac 8 Sep 1834. C-184
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 8 Sep 1834. C-484
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 Sep 1835 C-508
    He from Thos. Scott & wife 40 ac & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 4 Sep 1839.
    C-591
    He from David King about Ratcliffs Pocket Book 19 Apr 1841. C-?
    He and wife to Wilson Byrd E/2 of NE/4 & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 20 Jan
    1840 C-677.

    On 14 Oct 1833 Simeon J. Broadaway and Joseph George of Fr. Co. MS
    appointed Wiley WELLS to represent them and their wives Hetty Broadway
    and Mary George, heirs of decd Rebecca Holloway.
    Succession Papers of St. Helena Par., LA.

    Fr.Co. Tax Digests shows for him:
    1832 80 ac Homo 1 sl 1 poll
    1833 80 ac Fords Cr. 1 poll, sales $800
    1835 80 ac Homo River 1 poll
    1836 80 ac Homo, 1 poll 1 sl
    1837 80 ac Homo 1 poll 4 sl
    1838 80 ac Homo 1 poll
    1839 80 ac Fords? Cr. 1 poll 3 sl
    1840 160 ac Homo 1 poll
    1841 80 ac Merch. sales $1500 1 poll 4 sl
    1842 $700 sales 1 poll 7 sl
    1844 Willey WELLS estate $300 3 sl
    1845 Wiley WELLS estate
    1848 was the next diqest available and Wiley WELLS was missing from
    it.
    Censuses:
    1840 Fr.Co. M 2(under 5) 1(40-50) F 1(under 5) 1(5-10) 1(20-30)
    1850 Fr.Co. #209 David D. Rollins 29 m LA; Sarah 34 f MS; Theresa 2 f MS;
    David D. 8/12 m MS and WELLS: Thomas 14 m MS; John C. 13 zn; Mary A.
    10 f; Martha N. 8 f; Sarah J. 6 f MS.
    4,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG; 1840 United States Federal Census
    Name: Wiley Wells
    County: Franklin
    State: Mississippi

    2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1841; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG; Mississippi Census, 1805-90
    Name: Wiley Wells
    State: MS
    County: Franklin County
    Township: No Township Listed
    Year: 1841
    Database: MS 1841 State Census Index

    5,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1845; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG; Mississippi Census, 1805-90
    Name: Wiley Wells
    State: MS
    County: Franklin County
    Township: No Township Listed
    Year: 1845
    Database: MS 1845 State Census Index

    6,2

Family 1: Frances George b. c 1810, d. 18 Jan 1833

Family 2: Sarah Cain b. 9 Jul 1816, d. 26 Apr 1895

Citations

  1. Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Marriage Record Daughter's of American Revolution Application, Louisiana Marriages to 1850
    Spouse 1: George, Frances
    Spouse 2: Wells, Wiley
    Marriage Date: 02 Jan 1832
    Marriage Location: Louisiana
    St. Helena Parish


    .
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  4. "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
    , "CAIN", Book: "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
         
    Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mildred and Margaret Ezell

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    THE MS CAINS

    10. Pearson WELLS; m 15 Mar 1806 Wilkinson Co. Jemimah Gustavus
    11. Sarah WELLS; m Phillip Simm's.
    12. Elizabeth WELLS; m Benjamin McWater
    13. Winnie WELLS; m ___ Jones
    14. Sina WELLS; m 4 June 1816 St. Helena, Daniel Allen
    15. Ruth WELLS; m 6 Aug 1815 St. Helena, Samuel Lanier
    16. James WELLS; m 29 July 1824 St. Helena, Elinor Gayner *
    17. Benjamin WELLS, m 27 July 1810 Dolly Corch; 2nd 3 Apr 1814 St.
    Helena Elizabeth Splan.
    #16. James WELLS m 2nd 1. Jan 1829 E. Feliciana Mademisselle Bryan.


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    BIRTHS
    ------

    Wiley WELLS was borne the 24 of Jan. 1797
    Sarah Cain was borne July 9, 1816
    Thomas J. WELLS warn borne the 25 March 1836
    John L. C. WELLS was borne May 12, 1837
    Mary F. A. E. Haley was borne Nov. 28, 1838
    Sarah A. Beasley was borne July 22, 1841
    Jefferson W. WELLS was born Feb. 21, 1859
    Francis N. WELLS was borne July 17, 1861
    Sarah E. WELLS was borne July 6th 1864
    Louisa Mary WELLS was borne May 14, 1866
    Thomas E. WELLS oldest son of T. J. WELLS and Sarah A. WELLS
    was borne 1st. July 1872
    Teldin and Hendricks WELLS twins was borne 2nd Feb. 1877
    Estella WELLS borne June 16, 1880

    *******************************************************************

    MARRIAGES
    ---------

    Thomas J WELLS and Mary F A E Haley was married
    August 5 day 1857

    Thomas J WELLS and Sarah A Beasley
    was married the 30 day of May 1871

    (This bible kept by Judge Thomas James WELLS of Ashley County, AR.
    "found" by Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX. has data in it of our Fr.
    Co. MS WELLS family.)

    *******************************************************************

    DEATHS
    ------

    Sarah A. WELLS died Feb. 23, 1916
    Thomas H. WELLS died Aug. 26, 1916

    *******************************************************************

    MEMORANDA
    ---------
    Mary F. A. E. WELLS wife of T. J. WELLS died Feb 24th 1871
    Weley WELLS father of T. J. WELLS died Feb 19th 1844
    Edmond WELLS died May 18th 1835 uncle
    John WELLS died June 17th AD 1832 uncle
    Anna Powell died August 17 AD 1849 grandmother
    Mary WELLS died April 7, 1832 grandmother

    (Judge of Ashley County, Arkansas 1866 - 1868 Thomas J. WELLS)

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    Wiley WELLS original land entries (v.1,p.37) was NW/4 of NE/4 Sec 32, T6
    R3E, 39 ac, 11 July 1836 and NE/4 of NW/4 Sec 32 T6 R3E, 39 ac, 7 Sep
    1836.
    His deeds were as follows (from deed index only as deed books were
    burned):
    He from Absalom WELLS obligation to make title to land 3 Jan 1821 A-493
    (Bk A p.493)
    He from Absalom WELLS and wife 100 ac 5 Jan 1824. B-11
    He & wife to MS Union Bank Mortg. T6 R3, 9 Apr 1839. C-504
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac 8 Sep 1834. C-184
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 8 Sep 1834. C-484
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 Sep 1835 C-508
    He from Thos. Scott & wife 40 ac & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 4 Sep 1839.
    C-591
    He from David King about Ratcliffs Pocket Book 19 Apr 1841. C-?
    He and wife to Wilson Byrd E/2 of NE/4 & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 20 Jan
    1840 C-677.

    On 14 Oct 1833 Simeon J. Broadaway and Joseph George of Fr. Co. MS
    appointed Wiley WELLS to represent them and their wives Hetty Broadway
    and Mary George, heirs of decd Rebecca Holloway.
    Succession Papers of St. Helena Par., LA.

    Fr.Co. Tax Digests shows for him:
    1832 80 ac Homo 1 sl 1 poll
    1833 80 ac Fords Cr. 1 poll, sales $800
    1835 80 ac Homo River 1 poll
    1836 80 ac Homo, 1 poll 1 sl
    1837 80 ac Homo 1 poll 4 sl
    1838 80 ac Homo 1 poll
    1839 80 ac Fords? Cr. 1 poll 3 sl
    1840 160 ac Homo 1 poll
    1841 80 ac Merch. sales $1500 1 poll 4 sl
    1842 $700 sales 1 poll 7 sl
    1844 Willey WELLS estate $300 3 sl
    1845 Wiley WELLS estate
    1848 was the next diqest available and Wiley WELLS was missing from
    it.
    Censuses:
    1840 Fr.Co. M 2(under 5) 1(40-50) F 1(under 5) 1(5-10) 1(20-30)
    1850 Fr.Co. #209 David D. Rollins 29 m LA; Sarah 34 f MS; Theresa 2 f MS;
    David D. 8/12 m MS and WELLS: Thomas 14 m MS; John C. 13 zn; Mary A.
    10 f; Martha N. 8 f; Sarah J. 6 f MS.

    Descendants of Wiley WELLS and Sarah Cain:
    A) Thomas James WELLS, Judge of Ashley Co. AR 1866-1868, was b 25 Mar
    1836 Fr.Co. MS, d 26 Aug 1916 Ashley Co. AR; m 1st 5 Aug 1857 Mary
    F.A.E. Haley of Madison Co., MS, b 28 Nov 1838, d 24 Feb 1871 Ashley
    Co., AR; m 2nd 30 May 1871 Sarah A. Beasley, b 22 July 1841, Mist,
    AR, d 23 Feb 1916, Hamburg, AR.
    1880 Ashley Co. AR at Carter Twp, E.D. 7-26 WELLS, T.J. 44 MS; Sarah A.
    wife 38 AL; Jeff W. son 21 AR; Frank N son 18; Sarah E. 16; Louiza
    A. dau 14; Thos. E. son 7; Tidden son 3; Hendrick son 3.
    1900 Ashley, Carter twp E.D. 10-17 WELLS, Thomas J. Mar 1836 64 MS;
    Sarah.A. wife July 1841 58 AL; Thomas son July 1873 26 AR.

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    1910 Ashley Co. 002-0014-0037 WELLS, Thomas J. 71 MS; Sarah E. wife 68
    AL; Thomas E. son 37 AR.
    Data from the Ashley Co. records should not be accepted by the
    family until further verification.
    a) Jefferson W. WELLS,.b. 21 Feb 1859, Ashley Co., AR,
    1900 Ashley E.D. 10-15 Carter Twp, WELLS, Jeff W. Sep 1858, 41 AR,
    living alone.
    b) Francis N. WELLS, b 17 July 1861, Ashley Co., AR.
    1900 Conway Co., Nichols Twp, E.D. 10-6 WELLS, Francis M. June 1861 38
    AR; William D. son Jan 1883 17: Rubin son Oct 1886 13; Nancy E. dau
    Jan 1889 11; Thomas L. son May 1891 9: John S. son June 1894 5;
    George H. son Sep 1896 3; Lorance C. son May 18 98 2; Scroggins,
    Elizabeth, servant May 1876 22 AR
    c) Sarah E. WELLS, b 6 July 1864. Sally WELLS m 17 Sep 1884 J.A.
    Wheat, Ashley C-307. Ours?
    d) Louisa Mary WELLS, b 14 May 1866, Ashley Co., AR. A Lula M. WELLS
    age 16 m 27 Dec 1884 W. O. Carpenter, age 24. Ashley Co. C-346.
    Children by the 2nd wife:
    e) Thomas E. WELLS, b 1 July 1872
    f) Teldin WELLS, b 2 Feb 1877, twin
    g) Hendricks WELLS. b 2 Feb 1977, twin
    h) Estella WELLS, b 11 June 1880
    B) John Lee Calborn WELLS, b 12 May 1836, Fr.Co., d 30 June 1914,
    Logansport, LA. DeSoto, LA: m 8 Dec 1869 Adeline Mariah Strait, b 24
    Jan 1847, d 5 Apr 1914 Logansport, LA. He was age 7 when his father
    died. He is the grandfather of Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX who has
    done extensive research on the Cain and WELLS lines.
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC; Evaline 31 MS: Mary M.
    27 f; Martha 20 f: Bryant 14 m and WELLS, John 33 m; WELLS, Adaline
    N. 22 f MS (Note: George G. Strait m Anna N. Lee 12 Jan 1837, in
    Fr. Co., his second wife.)
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Cr. E.D. 146-55 WELLS, J.L.C. 43 MS MS MS;
    A. M. wife 33 MS SC MS: A. M. dau 9; G. W. son 5; Jackie, son 3 MS:
    dau 1/12 MS.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS; Adaline
    wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS; Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS: Lillie dau 20
    Jan 1888, 12 MS: Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS; Noble, Forest, son in
    law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    1910 Fr.Co. #312 WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS; Adaline
    M. wife 55 md once 41 years 6 children, 7 living MS NC MS
    Issue of John L.C. and Adaline Mariah (Strait) WELLS:
    a) Annie Mariah WELLS, b 3 Nov 1870 Fr.Co. MS, d 15 Feb. 1932. m 16
    Dec 1886 (Fr.Co. 1-177 by John F. Porter P.B.S., J.M. Cruise
    bondsman) Wesley Wroten, b 14 Nov 1860, d 15 Oct 1921, both bur
    Damascus Bapt. Church cem. Fr.Co. (Sec. 11 T7 R5) in the Kennolia
    Community.

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    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-19 Wroten, Wesley 14 Oct 1860, 39 MS; Anna
    wife 3 Nov 1870, 29 MS; Eunice dau 17 Sep 1887, 12 MS; Beatrice dau
    12 Dec 1890, 9; Audrie dau 22 Mch 1997, 3 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. E.D. 67-26 Wroten, Wesley (Kesly) 50 md once for 23 yrs MS
    MS MS; A.M. wife 40 md once, 23 yrs 6 children 6 living MS MS MS;
    Beatrice dau 16, Audry dau 12; Queenie dau 9; Loise dau 4; Leslie
    dau 2.
    1/ Eunice Wroten, b 17 Sep 1887, Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Beatrice Wroten, b 12 Dec 1890, Fr.Co. MS
    3/ Audrey Wroten, b 22 Mch 1897, Fr.Co. MS
    4/ Queenie Wroten, b c.1901, Fr.Co.
    5/ Lois Wroten, b c.1906, Fr.Co.
    6/ Leslie Wroten, b a.1908, Fr.Co.
    7/ Irene Wroten, b c.1911, Fr.Co.
    b) George Wiley WELLS, b 4 Jan 1873 Fr.Co., d 1937; m 13 Dec 1894
    (Fr.Co. 2-111, no return, he age 22, she age 22) Virginia Evelyn
    "Evie" Cupit, b 22 Nov 1872, d 19 Apr 1960, Wesson, MS, both bur
    Heucks Retreat Church Cem., Lincoln Co., MS., dau of Eli and
    Elizabeth (Godbold) Cupit.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-53 Cupit, Eli 36 MS; L.E.
    wife 28 MS; Eva dau 7 MS; J.L. son 5 MS; Sallie dau 3; Minnie dau 1
    MS; Mallissa Mccall, adopted dau 20 MS.
    Eli Cupit m Elizabeth Godbold 7 Feb 1872 (Fr.CO. 5-172 by A.P.
    Nichelson M.G.1 R.F. Noble bondsman).
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-20 WELLS, George Jan 4, 1873, 27 MS; Evva
    wife 28 Nov 1872, 27 MS; Ersa dau 30 Oct 1895, 4; John son 13 Apr
    1899, 1; Luster, Herny Servant 19 Dec 1883 10 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. p.105 Meadville & Brookhaven Rd #71 WELLS, George 32 md
    once 15 yrs MS MS MS; Evy V. wife 37 md once 15 yrs 6 children 4
    living; Johnie E. son 11; Versie V. son 8; Lula L. dau 5; Thomas J.
    son 1.
    1/ Ersa Vida WELLS (dau), b 30 Oct 1895 Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Son WELLS, b 1897 Fr.Co., d c.1898 Fr.Co.
    3/ Johnnie Eli WELLS, b.13 Apr 1899, Fr.CO.
    4/ Versie Virgil WELLS, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    5/ Luna L. WELLS, b c.1905
    6/ James Cody WELLS, b c.1909
    7/ Lillie Mae WELLS, b c.1911
    c) Harvey Leonard WELLS, b 12 July 1877 Fr.Co. MS, d 6 Mch 1941; m 17
    Nov 1896 (Fr.Co. 2-246 by James Cupit M.B.S., he age 21, she 18)
    Ella N. Coleman, b 13 May 1878, d 3 Feb 1966, both bur Rosehill
    Cem., Brookhaven, MS, dau of J.H. and M.O. Coleman.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-44 Coleman, J.H. 26 MS;
    M.O. wife 21 MS; Columbus son 3; Ella dau 2; William son 7/12 MS
    1900 Lincoln Co. Beat 5, E.D. 101-13 WELLS, Harvy Mar 1876 24 MS; Ella
    wife May 1878, 22 MS; dau Jan 1897, 3 MS

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    1910 Lincoln Co. E.D. 91-5 WELLS, Harvey 33 MS; Ella wife 32; Agnes
    dau 12
    1/ Agnes L. WELLS, b 27 Nov 1897; m _____ Enright, bur. Rosehill Cem.
    d) Richard "Jackie" WELLS, died young.
    e) Geneva Addie WELLS, b 11 May 1880 Fr.Co., d 9 Nov 1949; m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-466 by C.G. Guice J.P.) Milton Whitfield Seale, b 2 May
    1877, d 8 Oct 1961, both bur Midway (Sec.30 T6 R3, 1 mile south of
    Meadville toward Bude), son of Jason M. Seale and his 2nd wife
    Catherine Whittington. See p.113, this compilation. He married 2nd
    Lula B. ___, b 21 July 1893, d 22 Jan. 1957, bur Midway.
    1910 Fr.Co. Meadville p.77 #43 Seale, Milton 32 md once MS MS MS;
    Geneva wife 29 md once 10 years, 5 children, 5 living; Vivian dau
    9; Rosa dau 8; Earl son 6; Jason son 5; Eva dau 3.
    1/ Vivian Earnestine Seale, b c.1901 Fr.Co.,MS.
    2/ Primrose Geneva Seale, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    3/ Earl Frank Seale, b c.1904, Fr.Co.
    4/ Jason Lee Seale, b c.1905 Fr.Co.
    5/ Evie Neta Seale, b c.1907 Fr.Co.
    6/ Annie Daisy Seale, b c.1910 Fr.Co.
    f) Daisy Francis WELLS, b 22 Apr 1884 Fr.Co.; d 5 Sep 1957 m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-468 by C.G. Guice) Forrest Houston Noble, b 9 Dec 1876,
    d 24 Mch 1953, both bur Rosehill cem., Brookhaven, MS., son of R.F.
    and Narcissa Noble.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat McCall's Creek, E.D. 146-51, Nobles, R.F. 42 MS;
    Narcisa wife 35 MS; W.A. dau 14 MS; Louis son 12 MS; Rufus son 9
    MS; B.W. son 7; Forrest son 5; M.J. dau 3, Narrcissa dau 1 MS
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 Noble, Forest 9 Dec 1874 25, MS, son in
    law of John WELLS.
    1910 Lincoln Co. MS Brookhaven E.D. 84-19 Noble, F.H. 36; Daisy wife
    28; Ralph son 8; Gladys dau 7; Wahne son 3.
    1/ Ralph Fitzhugh Noble, b c.1902, MS
    2/ Glady Mae Noble, b c.1903
    3/ Maxie Forrest Noble, b c.1907
    4/ Roger Paul Noble, b c.1911
    g) Pansy "Johnny" WELLS, b 4 May 1885 Fr.Co. MS, d 22 Nov 1938 Natchez
    Hosp., Adams Co., MS, bur Midway Cem. Fr. Co. MS; m 20 June 1903
    (Fr.Co. 3-124 by J.Q. Byrd J.P.) David "Dave" Tillet Porter (as
    his first wife), b 21 Jan 1884 McCall, Fr.Co. MS, d 21 Aug 1974
    Ferriday, LA, bur Greenlawn Cem., Natchez, MS, son of John
    Ferdinand Porter and Nancy Fedella Carraway.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D.146-43 Porter, John F. 41
    MS;.Nancy.T. wife 28 MS; B.B. dau 5; S.B. dau 3; Eli O'Neal servant
    20 MS 1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-6 Porter, John 27 Mar 1839, 61 MS;
    Nancy wife 24 Sep 1852, 48 MS; Judie dau 7 Nov 1880, 19; David son
    21 Jan 1884, 16 MS; Gambrel son 9 June 1987, 12; Carey son 15 Feb
    1890, 10; Orsie son 12 Dec 1893, 6 MS.



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    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 4 #16 Brookhaven Road, Porter, David 21 m once 6 yrs
    MS MS MS; Pansy wife 25 md once 6 years 2 children 2 living; A.D.
    dau 5; Hazel dau 2.
    1/ A. Dee Porter, b 16 May 1904 Fr.Co. MS. Her third marriage was to
    David S. McDonald, b 11 July 1893, d 18 Sep 1967, Houston, TX. No
    children.
    2/ Hazel Lillian Porter, b 29 Jan 1908 Fr.Co.; m 24 Dec 1926 at
    Vidalia, Concordia Par., LA, Roy Leo Cobb, b 3 Oct 1906 Fr.Co., d
    11 Mar 1986 Natchez, MS, bur Midway Cem.
    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 3 Meadville & Union Church Road #87 Cobb, James M. 32
    md once 13 yrs 6 children 5 living MS MS MS; Maude wife 30 md once
    13 years 6 children 5 living; Dewy son 11; Willie son 9; Gladys
    dau 6; Roy son 4; Ceaser son 2; Grooms, Martha m other 56 wd 5
    children 4 living MS MS MS
    A/ Thomas "Tommie" Chester Cobb, b 14 Sep 1931 Fayette, Jefferson,
    MS; m 1st 7 Dec 1953 Elizabeth Daniel of N.C. (div.)
    a/ Linda Susan Cobb, b 6 Dec 1954
    3/ John "Johnny" David Porter, b 27 Mch 1912 Fr.Co. MS, d 4 Apr 1974,
    Excelsior, MN, bur B Apr 1974 Baton Rouge, LA; m 31 July 1936
    Vidalia, LA Ora D. Cole, b 21 Mar 1908 Fr.Co.MS.
    A/ Gene Porter, step son
    4/ Willie Lee "Billie" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr. Co. MS; m 30
    Aug 1941 Fr.Co. MS, Jack Raymond Nixon, b 14 May 1921
    A/ Philip Raymond Nixon, b 26 Sep 1953 El Paso, TX; m 20 May 1978
    New Orleans LA, Sheree Lee Denniss, b 18 May 1958 Colorado
    Springs, CO
    a/ Clint Rayland Nixon, b 25 Aug 1980, N.O., LA
    B/ Melvina "Mel" Maxine Nixon, b 11 July 1955, Colorado Springs, CO,
    m 14 May 1983 Texarkana, TX, Cliff Allen Brothers
    5/ Annie Lee "Ann" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr.Co. MS; m 13 Feb
    1945, Yuma, AZ Verne "Johnnie" Randall Jr., b 15 Aug 1922
    Poticallo, Idaho, d 31 Jan 1970 Texarkana, TX, bur Chaplewood
    Cem., Texarkana, TX.
    A/ Dianna Lynne Randall, b 3 May 1954 El Paso, TX; m Dennis Anthony
    Patterson, b 14 May 1952 OK.
    a/ Melissa Ann Patterson, b 28 Jan 1978 Nacogdoches, TX
    b/ April Lynne Patterson, b 2 Apr 1891, Texarkana, TX
    c/ Philip Anthony Patterson, b 15 Feb 1983 Midland, TX
    B/ John Charles Randall, b 22 Jan 1961 Texarkana, TX; m (div.)
    a/ John Verne Randall, b 26 Dec 1983, Camden, AR

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    h) Lillie Mae WELLS, b 20 June 1887 Fr.Co. MS, d 14 Jan 1953, bur New
    Sight Cem., Lincoln Co. MS; m 1st 20 June 1907 (Fr.Co. 3-423 by
    W.T. Wooten J.P.) John Asa Cotten, b 23 Apr 1882, d 26 July 1952,
    bur Holly Spring Cem., Lincoln Co. MS. She m 2nd John R. Raney.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 172 Cotten, Asa 2 Jan 1851, 49 md 27 yrs MS MS MS;
    Elizabeth wife 18 June 1855, 44, md 27 yrs, 17 children 15 living
    MS MS MS: Florence dau 17 Apr 1876, 24 MS MS MS; Lillie dau 20 Feb
    1880, 20; Dazie dau 21 Feb 1880, 20; John son 2 3 Apr 1882, 18, Ada
    dau 26 Dec 1883, 16; Thomas son 1 Nov 1885, 14; James son 10 Mar
    1887, 13; Alice dau 2 June 1869, 11; Ella dau 27 July 1890, 9; Nina
    dau 24 Oct 1893, 6; Rubbie dau 9 May 1895, 5; Kate 29 May 1897, 3;
    Eula 10 Jan 1900 4/12.
    Asa B. Cotten m M.E. Cloy 10 Dec 1873 (Fr.Co. 6-25 by John Sample,
    Meth. South, with H.A. Cotten bondsman.
    1910 Fr.Co. #235 Cotton, John A. 28 md once 3 yrs MS MS MS; Lillie
    wife 22 m once 3 yrs 0 children.
    1/ John Asa Cotten Jr.
    2/ Addie Daisey Cotten

    C) Mary Elizabeth WELLS, b c.1840 Fr.Co. MS, d c.1883; m 18 Dec. 1865
    (Fr.Co. 4-391 by D.B. Cain, G.P. Hunt bondsman) Alexander McDonald.
    He was killed by a falling tree c.1879. Liz WELLS died a short time
    later.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.7 #91 McDonald, Alexander 34 wheelwright Scotland;
    Elizabeth 30 MS; Wiley D. 2 m; Edward 1 m; Alex 2/12 m Apr.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 5 Cain's 146-26 McDonald, Elizabeth 40 MS; Alexander
    son 12 MS; William son 8; Dempsey son 5; Malissa dau 3; Thomas son 1
    a) Wiley D. McDonald, b c.1868 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    b) Edward McDonald, b c.1869 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    c) Alexander McDonald, b Apr 1870 Fr.Co. MS, reared by Sister (WELLS)
    Young.

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    d) William McDonald,.b 1872 Fr.Co., reared by Willie Cain.
    e) Dempsey McDonald, b c.1875 These last three reared
    f) Malissa MCDonald, b c.1877 by John WELLS.
    g) Thomas McDonald, b c.1879
    D) Martha M. WELLS, b c.1842; m 9 Dec 1869 (Fr.Co. 5-72 by W.K. Magee
    Judge Probate, E.C. Adams bondsman) James Polk Cupit. This family
    was not identified from the MS censuses.
    E) Sarah J. WELLS, b c1844; m 9 Nov 1865 (Fr.Co. 4-380 by D.D. Rollins
    J.P., N. Blucker bondsman) James M. Mitchell. This family has not
    been identified on a MS census. In 1900, in the home of David D.
    Rollins was Willie Mitchell, b Feb 1892, 9 MS, nephew of David D.
    Rollins. Sarah (Cain) WELLS m 2nd David Dixon Rollins and they show
    in the censuses:
    1850 - See above
    1860 Fr.Co. p.305 #481 Rollins, David D. 39 School teaching LA; Sarah
    44 MS; Theresa 13 f; James 10 mi Louisa 6 f; William 4 m Ann Eliza 1
    f; Elizabeth WELLS 20 f; Martha ? WELLS 18 f, Sarah WELLS 17 f.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.70 1919 Rollins, D.D. 49 MS; Sarah 54; D.D. Jr. 20;
    Lauria 16; W.D. 14;. Amaliza 12 MS.
    .
  5. United States Federal Census, Mississippi Census, 1805-90
    Name: Wiley Wells
    State: MS
    County: Franklin County
    Township: No Township Listed
    Year: 1841
    Database: MS 1841 State Census Index

    .
  6. United States Federal Census, Mississippi Census, 1805-90
    Name: Wiley Wells
    State: MS
    County: Franklin County
    Township: No Township Listed
    Year: 1845
    Database: MS 1845 State Census Index

    .
  7. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.

Phillip Simms1,2

M, #20006, b. circa 1780
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Sarah Wells b. c 1787

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
    , "CAIN", Book: "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
         
    Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mildred and Margaret Ezell

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    THE MS CAINS

    10. Pearson WELLS; m 15 Mar 1806 Wilkinson Co. Jemimah Gustavus
    11. Sarah WELLS; m Phillip Simm's.
    12. Elizabeth WELLS; m Benjamin McWater
    13. Winnie WELLS; m ___ Jones
    14. Sina WELLS; m 4 June 1816 St. Helena, Daniel Allen
    15. Ruth WELLS; m 6 Aug 1815 St. Helena, Samuel Lanier
    16. James WELLS; m 29 July 1824 St. Helena, Elinor Gayner *
    17. Benjamin WELLS, m 27 July 1810 Dolly Corch; 2nd 3 Apr 1814 St.
    Helena Elizabeth Splan.
    #16. James WELLS m 2nd 1. Jan 1829 E. Feliciana Mademisselle Bryan.


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    BIRTHS
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    Wiley WELLS was borne the 24 of Jan. 1797
    Sarah Cain was borne July 9, 1816
    Thomas J. WELLS warn borne the 25 March 1836
    John L. C. WELLS was borne May 12, 1837
    Mary F. A. E. Haley was borne Nov. 28, 1838
    Sarah A. Beasley was borne July 22, 1841
    Jefferson W. WELLS was born Feb. 21, 1859
    Francis N. WELLS was borne July 17, 1861
    Sarah E. WELLS was borne July 6th 1864
    Louisa Mary WELLS was borne May 14, 1866
    Thomas E. WELLS oldest son of T. J. WELLS and Sarah A. WELLS
    was borne 1st. July 1872
    Teldin and Hendricks WELLS twins was borne 2nd Feb. 1877
    Estella WELLS borne June 16, 1880

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    MARRIAGES
    ---------

    Thomas J WELLS and Mary F A E Haley was married
    August 5 day 1857

    Thomas J WELLS and Sarah A Beasley
    was married the 30 day of May 1871

    (This bible kept by Judge Thomas James WELLS of Ashley County, AR.
    "found" by Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX. has data in it of our Fr.
    Co. MS WELLS family.)

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    DEATHS
    ------

    Sarah A. WELLS died Feb. 23, 1916
    Thomas H. WELLS died Aug. 26, 1916

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    MEMORANDA
    ---------
    Mary F. A. E. WELLS wife of T. J. WELLS died Feb 24th 1871
    Weley WELLS father of T. J. WELLS died Feb 19th 1844
    Edmond WELLS died May 18th 1835 uncle
    John WELLS died June 17th AD 1832 uncle
    Anna Powell died August 17 AD 1849 grandmother
    Mary WELLS died April 7, 1832 grandmother

    (Judge of Ashley County, Arkansas 1866 - 1868 Thomas J. WELLS)

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    Wiley WELLS original land entries (v.1,p.37) was NW/4 of NE/4 Sec 32, T6
    R3E, 39 ac, 11 July 1836 and NE/4 of NW/4 Sec 32 T6 R3E, 39 ac, 7 Sep
    1836.
    His deeds were as follows (from deed index only as deed books were
    burned):
    He from Absalom WELLS obligation to make title to land 3 Jan 1821 A-493
    (Bk A p.493)
    He from Absalom WELLS and wife 100 ac 5 Jan 1824. B-11
    He & wife to MS Union Bank Mortg. T6 R3, 9 Apr 1839. C-504
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac 8 Sep 1834. C-184
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 8 Sep 1834. C-484
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 Sep 1835 C-508
    He from Thos. Scott & wife 40 ac & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 4 Sep 1839.
    C-591
    He from David King about Ratcliffs Pocket Book 19 Apr 1841. C-?
    He and wife to Wilson Byrd E/2 of NE/4 & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 20 Jan
    1840 C-677.

    On 14 Oct 1833 Simeon J. Broadaway and Joseph George of Fr. Co. MS
    appointed Wiley WELLS to represent them and their wives Hetty Broadway
    and Mary George, heirs of decd Rebecca Holloway.
    Succession Papers of St. Helena Par., LA.

    Fr.Co. Tax Digests shows for him:
    1832 80 ac Homo 1 sl 1 poll
    1833 80 ac Fords Cr. 1 poll, sales $800
    1835 80 ac Homo River 1 poll
    1836 80 ac Homo, 1 poll 1 sl
    1837 80 ac Homo 1 poll 4 sl
    1838 80 ac Homo 1 poll
    1839 80 ac Fords? Cr. 1 poll 3 sl
    1840 160 ac Homo 1 poll
    1841 80 ac Merch. sales $1500 1 poll 4 sl
    1842 $700 sales 1 poll 7 sl
    1844 Willey WELLS estate $300 3 sl
    1845 Wiley WELLS estate
    1848 was the next diqest available and Wiley WELLS was missing from
    it.
    Censuses:
    1840 Fr.Co. M 2(under 5) 1(40-50) F 1(under 5) 1(5-10) 1(20-30)
    1850 Fr.Co. #209 David D. Rollins 29 m LA; Sarah 34 f MS; Theresa 2 f MS;
    David D. 8/12 m MS and WELLS: Thomas 14 m MS; John C. 13 zn; Mary A.
    10 f; Martha N. 8 f; Sarah J. 6 f MS.

    Descendants of Wiley WELLS and Sarah Cain:
    A) Thomas James WELLS, Judge of Ashley Co. AR 1866-1868, was b 25 Mar
    1836 Fr.Co. MS, d 26 Aug 1916 Ashley Co. AR; m 1st 5 Aug 1857 Mary
    F.A.E. Haley of Madison Co., MS, b 28 Nov 1838, d 24 Feb 1871 Ashley
    Co., AR; m 2nd 30 May 1871 Sarah A. Beasley, b 22 July 1841, Mist,
    AR, d 23 Feb 1916, Hamburg, AR.
    1880 Ashley Co. AR at Carter Twp, E.D. 7-26 WELLS, T.J. 44 MS; Sarah A.
    wife 38 AL; Jeff W. son 21 AR; Frank N son 18; Sarah E. 16; Louiza
    A. dau 14; Thos. E. son 7; Tidden son 3; Hendrick son 3.
    1900 Ashley, Carter twp E.D. 10-17 WELLS, Thomas J. Mar 1836 64 MS;
    Sarah.A. wife July 1841 58 AL; Thomas son July 1873 26 AR.

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    1910 Ashley Co. 002-0014-0037 WELLS, Thomas J. 71 MS; Sarah E. wife 68
    AL; Thomas E. son 37 AR.
    Data from the Ashley Co. records should not be accepted by the
    family until further verification.
    a) Jefferson W. WELLS,.b. 21 Feb 1859, Ashley Co., AR,
    1900 Ashley E.D. 10-15 Carter Twp, WELLS, Jeff W. Sep 1858, 41 AR,
    living alone.
    b) Francis N. WELLS, b 17 July 1861, Ashley Co., AR.
    1900 Conway Co., Nichols Twp, E.D. 10-6 WELLS, Francis M. June 1861 38
    AR; William D. son Jan 1883 17: Rubin son Oct 1886 13; Nancy E. dau
    Jan 1889 11; Thomas L. son May 1891 9: John S. son June 1894 5;
    George H. son Sep 1896 3; Lorance C. son May 18 98 2; Scroggins,
    Elizabeth, servant May 1876 22 AR
    c) Sarah E. WELLS, b 6 July 1864. Sally WELLS m 17 Sep 1884 J.A.
    Wheat, Ashley C-307. Ours?
    d) Louisa Mary WELLS, b 14 May 1866, Ashley Co., AR. A Lula M. WELLS
    age 16 m 27 Dec 1884 W. O. Carpenter, age 24. Ashley Co. C-346.
    Children by the 2nd wife:
    e) Thomas E. WELLS, b 1 July 1872
    f) Teldin WELLS, b 2 Feb 1877, twin
    g) Hendricks WELLS. b 2 Feb 1977, twin
    h) Estella WELLS, b 11 June 1880
    B) John Lee Calborn WELLS, b 12 May 1836, Fr.Co., d 30 June 1914,
    Logansport, LA. DeSoto, LA: m 8 Dec 1869 Adeline Mariah Strait, b 24
    Jan 1847, d 5 Apr 1914 Logansport, LA. He was age 7 when his father
    died. He is the grandfather of Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX who has
    done extensive research on the Cain and WELLS lines.
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC; Evaline 31 MS: Mary M.
    27 f; Martha 20 f: Bryant 14 m and WELLS, John 33 m; WELLS, Adaline
    N. 22 f MS (Note: George G. Strait m Anna N. Lee 12 Jan 1837, in
    Fr. Co., his second wife.)
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Cr. E.D. 146-55 WELLS, J.L.C. 43 MS MS MS;
    A. M. wife 33 MS SC MS: A. M. dau 9; G. W. son 5; Jackie, son 3 MS:
    dau 1/12 MS.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS; Adaline
    wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS; Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS: Lillie dau 20
    Jan 1888, 12 MS: Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS; Noble, Forest, son in
    law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    1910 Fr.Co. #312 WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS; Adaline
    M. wife 55 md once 41 years 6 children, 7 living MS NC MS
    Issue of John L.C. and Adaline Mariah (Strait) WELLS:
    a) Annie Mariah WELLS, b 3 Nov 1870 Fr.Co. MS, d 15 Feb. 1932. m 16
    Dec 1886 (Fr.Co. 1-177 by John F. Porter P.B.S., J.M. Cruise
    bondsman) Wesley Wroten, b 14 Nov 1860, d 15 Oct 1921, both bur
    Damascus Bapt. Church cem. Fr.Co. (Sec. 11 T7 R5) in the Kennolia
    Community.

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    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-19 Wroten, Wesley 14 Oct 1860, 39 MS; Anna
    wife 3 Nov 1870, 29 MS; Eunice dau 17 Sep 1887, 12 MS; Beatrice dau
    12 Dec 1890, 9; Audrie dau 22 Mch 1997, 3 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. E.D. 67-26 Wroten, Wesley (Kesly) 50 md once for 23 yrs MS
    MS MS; A.M. wife 40 md once, 23 yrs 6 children 6 living MS MS MS;
    Beatrice dau 16, Audry dau 12; Queenie dau 9; Loise dau 4; Leslie
    dau 2.
    1/ Eunice Wroten, b 17 Sep 1887, Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Beatrice Wroten, b 12 Dec 1890, Fr.Co. MS
    3/ Audrey Wroten, b 22 Mch 1897, Fr.Co. MS
    4/ Queenie Wroten, b c.1901, Fr.Co.
    5/ Lois Wroten, b c.1906, Fr.Co.
    6/ Leslie Wroten, b a.1908, Fr.Co.
    7/ Irene Wroten, b c.1911, Fr.Co.
    b) George Wiley WELLS, b 4 Jan 1873 Fr.Co., d 1937; m 13 Dec 1894
    (Fr.Co. 2-111, no return, he age 22, she age 22) Virginia Evelyn
    "Evie" Cupit, b 22 Nov 1872, d 19 Apr 1960, Wesson, MS, both bur
    Heucks Retreat Church Cem., Lincoln Co., MS., dau of Eli and
    Elizabeth (Godbold) Cupit.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-53 Cupit, Eli 36 MS; L.E.
    wife 28 MS; Eva dau 7 MS; J.L. son 5 MS; Sallie dau 3; Minnie dau 1
    MS; Mallissa Mccall, adopted dau 20 MS.
    Eli Cupit m Elizabeth Godbold 7 Feb 1872 (Fr.CO. 5-172 by A.P.
    Nichelson M.G.1 R.F. Noble bondsman).
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-20 WELLS, George Jan 4, 1873, 27 MS; Evva
    wife 28 Nov 1872, 27 MS; Ersa dau 30 Oct 1895, 4; John son 13 Apr
    1899, 1; Luster, Herny Servant 19 Dec 1883 10 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. p.105 Meadville & Brookhaven Rd #71 WELLS, George 32 md
    once 15 yrs MS MS MS; Evy V. wife 37 md once 15 yrs 6 children 4
    living; Johnie E. son 11; Versie V. son 8; Lula L. dau 5; Thomas J.
    son 1.
    1/ Ersa Vida WELLS (dau), b 30 Oct 1895 Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Son WELLS, b 1897 Fr.Co., d c.1898 Fr.Co.
    3/ Johnnie Eli WELLS, b.13 Apr 1899, Fr.CO.
    4/ Versie Virgil WELLS, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    5/ Luna L. WELLS, b c.1905
    6/ James Cody WELLS, b c.1909
    7/ Lillie Mae WELLS, b c.1911
    c) Harvey Leonard WELLS, b 12 July 1877 Fr.Co. MS, d 6 Mch 1941; m 17
    Nov 1896 (Fr.Co. 2-246 by James Cupit M.B.S., he age 21, she 18)
    Ella N. Coleman, b 13 May 1878, d 3 Feb 1966, both bur Rosehill
    Cem., Brookhaven, MS, dau of J.H. and M.O. Coleman.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-44 Coleman, J.H. 26 MS;
    M.O. wife 21 MS; Columbus son 3; Ella dau 2; William son 7/12 MS
    1900 Lincoln Co. Beat 5, E.D. 101-13 WELLS, Harvy Mar 1876 24 MS; Ella
    wife May 1878, 22 MS; dau Jan 1897, 3 MS

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    1910 Lincoln Co. E.D. 91-5 WELLS, Harvey 33 MS; Ella wife 32; Agnes
    dau 12
    1/ Agnes L. WELLS, b 27 Nov 1897; m _____ Enright, bur. Rosehill Cem.
    d) Richard "Jackie" WELLS, died young.
    e) Geneva Addie WELLS, b 11 May 1880 Fr.Co., d 9 Nov 1949; m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-466 by C.G. Guice J.P.) Milton Whitfield Seale, b 2 May
    1877, d 8 Oct 1961, both bur Midway (Sec.30 T6 R3, 1 mile south of
    Meadville toward Bude), son of Jason M. Seale and his 2nd wife
    Catherine Whittington. See p.113, this compilation. He married 2nd
    Lula B. ___, b 21 July 1893, d 22 Jan. 1957, bur Midway.
    1910 Fr.Co. Meadville p.77 #43 Seale, Milton 32 md once MS MS MS;
    Geneva wife 29 md once 10 years, 5 children, 5 living; Vivian dau
    9; Rosa dau 8; Earl son 6; Jason son 5; Eva dau 3.
    1/ Vivian Earnestine Seale, b c.1901 Fr.Co.,MS.
    2/ Primrose Geneva Seale, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    3/ Earl Frank Seale, b c.1904, Fr.Co.
    4/ Jason Lee Seale, b c.1905 Fr.Co.
    5/ Evie Neta Seale, b c.1907 Fr.Co.
    6/ Annie Daisy Seale, b c.1910 Fr.Co.
    f) Daisy Francis WELLS, b 22 Apr 1884 Fr.Co.; d 5 Sep 1957 m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-468 by C.G. Guice) Forrest Houston Noble, b 9 Dec 1876,
    d 24 Mch 1953, both bur Rosehill cem., Brookhaven, MS., son of R.F.
    and Narcissa Noble.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat McCall's Creek, E.D. 146-51, Nobles, R.F. 42 MS;
    Narcisa wife 35 MS; W.A. dau 14 MS; Louis son 12 MS; Rufus son 9
    MS; B.W. son 7; Forrest son 5; M.J. dau 3, Narrcissa dau 1 MS
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 Noble, Forest 9 Dec 1874 25, MS, son in
    law of John WELLS.
    1910 Lincoln Co. MS Brookhaven E.D. 84-19 Noble, F.H. 36; Daisy wife
    28; Ralph son 8; Gladys dau 7; Wahne son 3.
    1/ Ralph Fitzhugh Noble, b c.1902, MS
    2/ Glady Mae Noble, b c.1903
    3/ Maxie Forrest Noble, b c.1907
    4/ Roger Paul Noble, b c.1911
    g) Pansy "Johnny" WELLS, b 4 May 1885 Fr.Co. MS, d 22 Nov 1938 Natchez
    Hosp., Adams Co., MS, bur Midway Cem. Fr. Co. MS; m 20 June 1903
    (Fr.Co. 3-124 by J.Q. Byrd J.P.) David "Dave" Tillet Porter (as
    his first wife), b 21 Jan 1884 McCall, Fr.Co. MS, d 21 Aug 1974
    Ferriday, LA, bur Greenlawn Cem., Natchez, MS, son of John
    Ferdinand Porter and Nancy Fedella Carraway.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D.146-43 Porter, John F. 41
    MS;.Nancy.T. wife 28 MS; B.B. dau 5; S.B. dau 3; Eli O'Neal servant
    20 MS 1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-6 Porter, John 27 Mar 1839, 61 MS;
    Nancy wife 24 Sep 1852, 48 MS; Judie dau 7 Nov 1880, 19; David son
    21 Jan 1884, 16 MS; Gambrel son 9 June 1987, 12; Carey son 15 Feb
    1890, 10; Orsie son 12 Dec 1893, 6 MS.



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    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 4 #16 Brookhaven Road, Porter, David 21 m once 6 yrs
    MS MS MS; Pansy wife 25 md once 6 years 2 children 2 living; A.D.
    dau 5; Hazel dau 2.
    1/ A. Dee Porter, b 16 May 1904 Fr.Co. MS. Her third marriage was to
    David S. McDonald, b 11 July 1893, d 18 Sep 1967, Houston, TX. No
    children.
    2/ Hazel Lillian Porter, b 29 Jan 1908 Fr.Co.; m 24 Dec 1926 at
    Vidalia, Concordia Par., LA, Roy Leo Cobb, b 3 Oct 1906 Fr.Co., d
    11 Mar 1986 Natchez, MS, bur Midway Cem.
    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 3 Meadville & Union Church Road #87 Cobb, James M. 32
    md once 13 yrs 6 children 5 living MS MS MS; Maude wife 30 md once
    13 years 6 children 5 living; Dewy son 11; Willie son 9; Gladys
    dau 6; Roy son 4; Ceaser son 2; Grooms, Martha m other 56 wd 5
    children 4 living MS MS MS
    A/ Thomas "Tommie" Chester Cobb, b 14 Sep 1931 Fayette, Jefferson,
    MS; m 1st 7 Dec 1953 Elizabeth Daniel of N.C. (div.)
    a/ Linda Susan Cobb, b 6 Dec 1954
    3/ John "Johnny" David Porter, b 27 Mch 1912 Fr.Co. MS, d 4 Apr 1974,
    Excelsior, MN, bur B Apr 1974 Baton Rouge, LA; m 31 July 1936
    Vidalia, LA Ora D. Cole, b 21 Mar 1908 Fr.Co.MS.
    A/ Gene Porter, step son
    4/ Willie Lee "Billie" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr. Co. MS; m 30
    Aug 1941 Fr.Co. MS, Jack Raymond Nixon, b 14 May 1921
    A/ Philip Raymond Nixon, b 26 Sep 1953 El Paso, TX; m 20 May 1978
    New Orleans LA, Sheree Lee Denniss, b 18 May 1958 Colorado
    Springs, CO
    a/ Clint Rayland Nixon, b 25 Aug 1980, N.O., LA
    B/ Melvina "Mel" Maxine Nixon, b 11 July 1955, Colorado Springs, CO,
    m 14 May 1983 Texarkana, TX, Cliff Allen Brothers
    5/ Annie Lee "Ann" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr.Co. MS; m 13 Feb
    1945, Yuma, AZ Verne "Johnnie" Randall Jr., b 15 Aug 1922
    Poticallo, Idaho, d 31 Jan 1970 Texarkana, TX, bur Chaplewood
    Cem., Texarkana, TX.
    A/ Dianna Lynne Randall, b 3 May 1954 El Paso, TX; m Dennis Anthony
    Patterson, b 14 May 1952 OK.
    a/ Melissa Ann Patterson, b 28 Jan 1978 Nacogdoches, TX
    b/ April Lynne Patterson, b 2 Apr 1891, Texarkana, TX
    c/ Philip Anthony Patterson, b 15 Feb 1983 Midland, TX
    B/ John Charles Randall, b 22 Jan 1961 Texarkana, TX; m (div.)
    a/ John Verne Randall, b 26 Dec 1983, Camden, AR

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    h) Lillie Mae WELLS, b 20 June 1887 Fr.Co. MS, d 14 Jan 1953, bur New
    Sight Cem., Lincoln Co. MS; m 1st 20 June 1907 (Fr.Co. 3-423 by
    W.T. Wooten J.P.) John Asa Cotten, b 23 Apr 1882, d 26 July 1952,
    bur Holly Spring Cem., Lincoln Co. MS. She m 2nd John R. Raney.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 172 Cotten, Asa 2 Jan 1851, 49 md 27 yrs MS MS MS;
    Elizabeth wife 18 June 1855, 44, md 27 yrs, 17 children 15 living
    MS MS MS: Florence dau 17 Apr 1876, 24 MS MS MS; Lillie dau 20 Feb
    1880, 20; Dazie dau 21 Feb 1880, 20; John son 2 3 Apr 1882, 18, Ada
    dau 26 Dec 1883, 16; Thomas son 1 Nov 1885, 14; James son 10 Mar
    1887, 13; Alice dau 2 June 1869, 11; Ella dau 27 July 1890, 9; Nina
    dau 24 Oct 1893, 6; Rubbie dau 9 May 1895, 5; Kate 29 May 1897, 3;
    Eula 10 Jan 1900 4/12.
    Asa B. Cotten m M.E. Cloy 10 Dec 1873 (Fr.Co. 6-25 by John Sample,
    Meth. South, with H.A. Cotten bondsman.
    1910 Fr.Co. #235 Cotton, John A. 28 md once 3 yrs MS MS MS; Lillie
    wife 22 m once 3 yrs 0 children.
    1/ John Asa Cotten Jr.
    2/ Addie Daisey Cotten

    C) Mary Elizabeth WELLS, b c.1840 Fr.Co. MS, d c.1883; m 18 Dec. 1865
    (Fr.Co. 4-391 by D.B. Cain, G.P. Hunt bondsman) Alexander McDonald.
    He was killed by a falling tree c.1879. Liz WELLS died a short time
    later.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.7 #91 McDonald, Alexander 34 wheelwright Scotland;
    Elizabeth 30 MS; Wiley D. 2 m; Edward 1 m; Alex 2/12 m Apr.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 5 Cain's 146-26 McDonald, Elizabeth 40 MS; Alexander
    son 12 MS; William son 8; Dempsey son 5; Malissa dau 3; Thomas son 1
    a) Wiley D. McDonald, b c.1868 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    b) Edward McDonald, b c.1869 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    c) Alexander McDonald, b Apr 1870 Fr.Co. MS, reared by Sister (WELLS)
    Young.

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    d) William McDonald,.b 1872 Fr.Co., reared by Willie Cain.
    e) Dempsey McDonald, b c.1875 These last three reared
    f) Malissa MCDonald, b c.1877 by John WELLS.
    g) Thomas McDonald, b c.1879
    D) Martha M. WELLS, b c.1842; m 9 Dec 1869 (Fr.Co. 5-72 by W.K. Magee
    Judge Probate, E.C. Adams bondsman) James Polk Cupit. This family
    was not identified from the MS censuses.
    E) Sarah J. WELLS, b c1844; m 9 Nov 1865 (Fr.Co. 4-380 by D.D. Rollins
    J.P., N. Blucker bondsman) James M. Mitchell. This family has not
    been identified on a MS census. In 1900, in the home of David D.
    Rollins was Willie Mitchell, b Feb 1892, 9 MS, nephew of David D.
    Rollins. Sarah (Cain) WELLS m 2nd David Dixon Rollins and they show
    in the censuses:
    1850 - See above
    1860 Fr.Co. p.305 #481 Rollins, David D. 39 School teaching LA; Sarah
    44 MS; Theresa 13 f; James 10 mi Louisa 6 f; William 4 m Ann Eliza 1
    f; Elizabeth WELLS 20 f; Martha ? WELLS 18 f, Sarah WELLS 17 f.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.70 1919 Rollins, D.D. 49 MS; Sarah 54; D.D. Jr. 20;
    Lauria 16; W.D. 14;. Amaliza 12 MS.
    .

Feliciana Mademisselle Bryan1,2

F, #20007, b. circa 1810
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: James Wells b. c 1793, d. a 1830

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Donna Lee McKee, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID931C~1.GED and imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:23:49.,_ID236 _Researcher.

Daniel Allen1,2

M, #20008, b. circa 1790
  • Reference: W018 ID448

Family: Sina Wells b. c 1796

Citations

  1. Donna Lee McKee Wells,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
    , "CAIN", Book: "CAIN" by Margaret and Mildred Ezell - Cain and Associated
    Families of Amite County Mississippi.
         
    Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mildred and Margaret Ezell

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    THE MS CAINS

    10. Pearson WELLS; m 15 Mar 1806 Wilkinson Co. Jemimah Gustavus
    11. Sarah WELLS; m Phillip Simm's.
    12. Elizabeth WELLS; m Benjamin McWater
    13. Winnie WELLS; m ___ Jones
    14. Sina WELLS; m 4 June 1816 St. Helena, Daniel Allen
    15. Ruth WELLS; m 6 Aug 1815 St. Helena, Samuel Lanier
    16. James WELLS; m 29 July 1824 St. Helena, Elinor Gayner *
    17. Benjamin WELLS, m 27 July 1810 Dolly Corch; 2nd 3 Apr 1814 St.
    Helena Elizabeth Splan.
    #16. James WELLS m 2nd 1. Jan 1829 E. Feliciana Mademisselle Bryan.


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    BIRTHS
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    Wiley WELLS was borne the 24 of Jan. 1797
    Sarah Cain was borne July 9, 1816
    Thomas J. WELLS warn borne the 25 March 1836
    John L. C. WELLS was borne May 12, 1837
    Mary F. A. E. Haley was borne Nov. 28, 1838
    Sarah A. Beasley was borne July 22, 1841
    Jefferson W. WELLS was born Feb. 21, 1859
    Francis N. WELLS was borne July 17, 1861
    Sarah E. WELLS was borne July 6th 1864
    Louisa Mary WELLS was borne May 14, 1866
    Thomas E. WELLS oldest son of T. J. WELLS and Sarah A. WELLS
    was borne 1st. July 1872
    Teldin and Hendricks WELLS twins was borne 2nd Feb. 1877
    Estella WELLS borne June 16, 1880

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    MARRIAGES
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    Thomas J WELLS and Mary F A E Haley was married
    August 5 day 1857

    Thomas J WELLS and Sarah A Beasley
    was married the 30 day of May 1871

    (This bible kept by Judge Thomas James WELLS of Ashley County, AR.
    "found" by Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX. has data in it of our Fr.
    Co. MS WELLS family.)

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    DEATHS
    ------

    Sarah A. WELLS died Feb. 23, 1916
    Thomas H. WELLS died Aug. 26, 1916

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    MEMORANDA
    ---------
    Mary F. A. E. WELLS wife of T. J. WELLS died Feb 24th 1871
    Weley WELLS father of T. J. WELLS died Feb 19th 1844
    Edmond WELLS died May 18th 1835 uncle
    John WELLS died June 17th AD 1832 uncle
    Anna Powell died August 17 AD 1849 grandmother
    Mary WELLS died April 7, 1832 grandmother

    (Judge of Ashley County, Arkansas 1866 - 1868 Thomas J. WELLS)

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    Wiley WELLS original land entries (v.1,p.37) was NW/4 of NE/4 Sec 32, T6
    R3E, 39 ac, 11 July 1836 and NE/4 of NW/4 Sec 32 T6 R3E, 39 ac, 7 Sep
    1836.
    His deeds were as follows (from deed index only as deed books were
    burned):
    He from Absalom WELLS obligation to make title to land 3 Jan 1821 A-493
    (Bk A p.493)
    He from Absalom WELLS and wife 100 ac 5 Jan 1824. B-11
    He & wife to MS Union Bank Mortg. T6 R3, 9 Apr 1839. C-504
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac 8 Sep 1834. C-184
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 8 Sep 1834. C-484
    He from Joseph George & wife 40 ac T5? R3 Sep 1835 C-508
    He from Thos. Scott & wife 40 ac & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 4 Sep 1839.
    C-591
    He from David King about Ratcliffs Pocket Book 19 Apr 1841. C-?
    He and wife to Wilson Byrd E/2 of NE/4 & NE/4 of SE/4 Sec 7 T6 R4 20 Jan
    1840 C-677.

    On 14 Oct 1833 Simeon J. Broadaway and Joseph George of Fr. Co. MS
    appointed Wiley WELLS to represent them and their wives Hetty Broadway
    and Mary George, heirs of decd Rebecca Holloway.
    Succession Papers of St. Helena Par., LA.

    Fr.Co. Tax Digests shows for him:
    1832 80 ac Homo 1 sl 1 poll
    1833 80 ac Fords Cr. 1 poll, sales $800
    1835 80 ac Homo River 1 poll
    1836 80 ac Homo, 1 poll 1 sl
    1837 80 ac Homo 1 poll 4 sl
    1838 80 ac Homo 1 poll
    1839 80 ac Fords? Cr. 1 poll 3 sl
    1840 160 ac Homo 1 poll
    1841 80 ac Merch. sales $1500 1 poll 4 sl
    1842 $700 sales 1 poll 7 sl
    1844 Willey WELLS estate $300 3 sl
    1845 Wiley WELLS estate
    1848 was the next diqest available and Wiley WELLS was missing from
    it.
    Censuses:
    1840 Fr.Co. M 2(under 5) 1(40-50) F 1(under 5) 1(5-10) 1(20-30)
    1850 Fr.Co. #209 David D. Rollins 29 m LA; Sarah 34 f MS; Theresa 2 f MS;
    David D. 8/12 m MS and WELLS: Thomas 14 m MS; John C. 13 zn; Mary A.
    10 f; Martha N. 8 f; Sarah J. 6 f MS.

    Descendants of Wiley WELLS and Sarah Cain:
    A) Thomas James WELLS, Judge of Ashley Co. AR 1866-1868, was b 25 Mar
    1836 Fr.Co. MS, d 26 Aug 1916 Ashley Co. AR; m 1st 5 Aug 1857 Mary
    F.A.E. Haley of Madison Co., MS, b 28 Nov 1838, d 24 Feb 1871 Ashley
    Co., AR; m 2nd 30 May 1871 Sarah A. Beasley, b 22 July 1841, Mist,
    AR, d 23 Feb 1916, Hamburg, AR.
    1880 Ashley Co. AR at Carter Twp, E.D. 7-26 WELLS, T.J. 44 MS; Sarah A.
    wife 38 AL; Jeff W. son 21 AR; Frank N son 18; Sarah E. 16; Louiza
    A. dau 14; Thos. E. son 7; Tidden son 3; Hendrick son 3.
    1900 Ashley, Carter twp E.D. 10-17 WELLS, Thomas J. Mar 1836 64 MS;
    Sarah.A. wife July 1841 58 AL; Thomas son July 1873 26 AR.

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    1910 Ashley Co. 002-0014-0037 WELLS, Thomas J. 71 MS; Sarah E. wife 68
    AL; Thomas E. son 37 AR.
    Data from the Ashley Co. records should not be accepted by the
    family until further verification.
    a) Jefferson W. WELLS,.b. 21 Feb 1859, Ashley Co., AR,
    1900 Ashley E.D. 10-15 Carter Twp, WELLS, Jeff W. Sep 1858, 41 AR,
    living alone.
    b) Francis N. WELLS, b 17 July 1861, Ashley Co., AR.
    1900 Conway Co., Nichols Twp, E.D. 10-6 WELLS, Francis M. June 1861 38
    AR; William D. son Jan 1883 17: Rubin son Oct 1886 13; Nancy E. dau
    Jan 1889 11; Thomas L. son May 1891 9: John S. son June 1894 5;
    George H. son Sep 1896 3; Lorance C. son May 18 98 2; Scroggins,
    Elizabeth, servant May 1876 22 AR
    c) Sarah E. WELLS, b 6 July 1864. Sally WELLS m 17 Sep 1884 J.A.
    Wheat, Ashley C-307. Ours?
    d) Louisa Mary WELLS, b 14 May 1866, Ashley Co., AR. A Lula M. WELLS
    age 16 m 27 Dec 1884 W. O. Carpenter, age 24. Ashley Co. C-346.
    Children by the 2nd wife:
    e) Thomas E. WELLS, b 1 July 1872
    f) Teldin WELLS, b 2 Feb 1877, twin
    g) Hendricks WELLS. b 2 Feb 1977, twin
    h) Estella WELLS, b 11 June 1880
    B) John Lee Calborn WELLS, b 12 May 1836, Fr.Co., d 30 June 1914,
    Logansport, LA. DeSoto, LA: m 8 Dec 1869 Adeline Mariah Strait, b 24
    Jan 1847, d 5 Apr 1914 Logansport, LA. He was age 7 when his father
    died. He is the grandfather of Ann Randall of Texarkana, TX who has
    done extensive research on the Cain and WELLS lines.
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC; Evaline 31 MS: Mary M.
    27 f; Martha 20 f: Bryant 14 m and WELLS, John 33 m; WELLS, Adaline
    N. 22 f MS (Note: George G. Strait m Anna N. Lee 12 Jan 1837, in
    Fr. Co., his second wife.)
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Cr. E.D. 146-55 WELLS, J.L.C. 43 MS MS MS;
    A. M. wife 33 MS SC MS: A. M. dau 9; G. W. son 5; Jackie, son 3 MS:
    dau 1/12 MS.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS; Adaline
    wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS; Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS: Lillie dau 20
    Jan 1888, 12 MS: Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS; Noble, Forest, son in
    law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    1910 Fr.Co. #312 WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS; Adaline
    M. wife 55 md once 41 years 6 children, 7 living MS NC MS
    Issue of John L.C. and Adaline Mariah (Strait) WELLS:
    a) Annie Mariah WELLS, b 3 Nov 1870 Fr.Co. MS, d 15 Feb. 1932. m 16
    Dec 1886 (Fr.Co. 1-177 by John F. Porter P.B.S., J.M. Cruise
    bondsman) Wesley Wroten, b 14 Nov 1860, d 15 Oct 1921, both bur
    Damascus Bapt. Church cem. Fr.Co. (Sec. 11 T7 R5) in the Kennolia
    Community.

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    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-19 Wroten, Wesley 14 Oct 1860, 39 MS; Anna
    wife 3 Nov 1870, 29 MS; Eunice dau 17 Sep 1887, 12 MS; Beatrice dau
    12 Dec 1890, 9; Audrie dau 22 Mch 1997, 3 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. E.D. 67-26 Wroten, Wesley (Kesly) 50 md once for 23 yrs MS
    MS MS; A.M. wife 40 md once, 23 yrs 6 children 6 living MS MS MS;
    Beatrice dau 16, Audry dau 12; Queenie dau 9; Loise dau 4; Leslie
    dau 2.
    1/ Eunice Wroten, b 17 Sep 1887, Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Beatrice Wroten, b 12 Dec 1890, Fr.Co. MS
    3/ Audrey Wroten, b 22 Mch 1897, Fr.Co. MS
    4/ Queenie Wroten, b c.1901, Fr.Co.
    5/ Lois Wroten, b c.1906, Fr.Co.
    6/ Leslie Wroten, b a.1908, Fr.Co.
    7/ Irene Wroten, b c.1911, Fr.Co.
    b) George Wiley WELLS, b 4 Jan 1873 Fr.Co., d 1937; m 13 Dec 1894
    (Fr.Co. 2-111, no return, he age 22, she age 22) Virginia Evelyn
    "Evie" Cupit, b 22 Nov 1872, d 19 Apr 1960, Wesson, MS, both bur
    Heucks Retreat Church Cem., Lincoln Co., MS., dau of Eli and
    Elizabeth (Godbold) Cupit.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-53 Cupit, Eli 36 MS; L.E.
    wife 28 MS; Eva dau 7 MS; J.L. son 5 MS; Sallie dau 3; Minnie dau 1
    MS; Mallissa Mccall, adopted dau 20 MS.
    Eli Cupit m Elizabeth Godbold 7 Feb 1872 (Fr.CO. 5-172 by A.P.
    Nichelson M.G.1 R.F. Noble bondsman).
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-20 WELLS, George Jan 4, 1873, 27 MS; Evva
    wife 28 Nov 1872, 27 MS; Ersa dau 30 Oct 1895, 4; John son 13 Apr
    1899, 1; Luster, Herny Servant 19 Dec 1883 10 MS
    1910 Fr.Co. p.105 Meadville & Brookhaven Rd #71 WELLS, George 32 md
    once 15 yrs MS MS MS; Evy V. wife 37 md once 15 yrs 6 children 4
    living; Johnie E. son 11; Versie V. son 8; Lula L. dau 5; Thomas J.
    son 1.
    1/ Ersa Vida WELLS (dau), b 30 Oct 1895 Fr.Co. MS
    2/ Son WELLS, b 1897 Fr.Co., d c.1898 Fr.Co.
    3/ Johnnie Eli WELLS, b.13 Apr 1899, Fr.CO.
    4/ Versie Virgil WELLS, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    5/ Luna L. WELLS, b c.1905
    6/ James Cody WELLS, b c.1909
    7/ Lillie Mae WELLS, b c.1911
    c) Harvey Leonard WELLS, b 12 July 1877 Fr.Co. MS, d 6 Mch 1941; m 17
    Nov 1896 (Fr.Co. 2-246 by James Cupit M.B.S., he age 21, she 18)
    Ella N. Coleman, b 13 May 1878, d 3 Feb 1966, both bur Rosehill
    Cem., Brookhaven, MS, dau of J.H. and M.O. Coleman.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D. 146-44 Coleman, J.H. 26 MS;
    M.O. wife 21 MS; Columbus son 3; Ella dau 2; William son 7/12 MS
    1900 Lincoln Co. Beat 5, E.D. 101-13 WELLS, Harvy Mar 1876 24 MS; Ella
    wife May 1878, 22 MS; dau Jan 1897, 3 MS

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    1910 Lincoln Co. E.D. 91-5 WELLS, Harvey 33 MS; Ella wife 32; Agnes
    dau 12
    1/ Agnes L. WELLS, b 27 Nov 1897; m _____ Enright, bur. Rosehill Cem.
    d) Richard "Jackie" WELLS, died young.
    e) Geneva Addie WELLS, b 11 May 1880 Fr.Co., d 9 Nov 1949; m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-466 by C.G. Guice J.P.) Milton Whitfield Seale, b 2 May
    1877, d 8 Oct 1961, both bur Midway (Sec.30 T6 R3, 1 mile south of
    Meadville toward Bude), son of Jason M. Seale and his 2nd wife
    Catherine Whittington. See p.113, this compilation. He married 2nd
    Lula B. ___, b 21 July 1893, d 22 Jan. 1957, bur Midway.
    1910 Fr.Co. Meadville p.77 #43 Seale, Milton 32 md once MS MS MS;
    Geneva wife 29 md once 10 years, 5 children, 5 living; Vivian dau
    9; Rosa dau 8; Earl son 6; Jason son 5; Eva dau 3.
    1/ Vivian Earnestine Seale, b c.1901 Fr.Co.,MS.
    2/ Primrose Geneva Seale, b c.1902, Fr.Co.
    3/ Earl Frank Seale, b c.1904, Fr.Co.
    4/ Jason Lee Seale, b c.1905 Fr.Co.
    5/ Evie Neta Seale, b c.1907 Fr.Co.
    6/ Annie Daisy Seale, b c.1910 Fr.Co.
    f) Daisy Francis WELLS, b 22 Apr 1884 Fr.Co.; d 5 Sep 1957 m 17 Jan
    1900 (Fr.Co. 2-468 by C.G. Guice) Forrest Houston Noble, b 9 Dec 1876,
    d 24 Mch 1953, both bur Rosehill cem., Brookhaven, MS., son of R.F.
    and Narcissa Noble.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat McCall's Creek, E.D. 146-51, Nobles, R.F. 42 MS;
    Narcisa wife 35 MS; W.A. dau 14 MS; Louis son 12 MS; Rufus son 9
    MS; B.W. son 7; Forrest son 5; M.J. dau 3, Narrcissa dau 1 MS
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22 Noble, Forest 9 Dec 1874 25, MS, son in
    law of John WELLS.
    1910 Lincoln Co. MS Brookhaven E.D. 84-19 Noble, F.H. 36; Daisy wife
    28; Ralph son 8; Gladys dau 7; Wahne son 3.
    1/ Ralph Fitzhugh Noble, b c.1902, MS
    2/ Glady Mae Noble, b c.1903
    3/ Maxie Forrest Noble, b c.1907
    4/ Roger Paul Noble, b c.1911
    g) Pansy "Johnny" WELLS, b 4 May 1885 Fr.Co. MS, d 22 Nov 1938 Natchez
    Hosp., Adams Co., MS, bur Midway Cem. Fr. Co. MS; m 20 June 1903
    (Fr.Co. 3-124 by J.Q. Byrd J.P.) David "Dave" Tillet Porter (as
    his first wife), b 21 Jan 1884 McCall, Fr.Co. MS, d 21 Aug 1974
    Ferriday, LA, bur Greenlawn Cem., Natchez, MS, son of John
    Ferdinand Porter and Nancy Fedella Carraway.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 4 McCall's Creek E.D.146-43 Porter, John F. 41
    MS;.Nancy.T. wife 28 MS; B.B. dau 5; S.B. dau 3; Eli O'Neal servant
    20 MS 1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-6 Porter, John 27 Mar 1839, 61 MS;
    Nancy wife 24 Sep 1852, 48 MS; Judie dau 7 Nov 1880, 19; David son
    21 Jan 1884, 16 MS; Gambrel son 9 June 1987, 12; Carey son 15 Feb
    1890, 10; Orsie son 12 Dec 1893, 6 MS.



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    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 4 #16 Brookhaven Road, Porter, David 21 m once 6 yrs
    MS MS MS; Pansy wife 25 md once 6 years 2 children 2 living; A.D.
    dau 5; Hazel dau 2.
    1/ A. Dee Porter, b 16 May 1904 Fr.Co. MS. Her third marriage was to
    David S. McDonald, b 11 July 1893, d 18 Sep 1967, Houston, TX. No
    children.
    2/ Hazel Lillian Porter, b 29 Jan 1908 Fr.Co.; m 24 Dec 1926 at
    Vidalia, Concordia Par., LA, Roy Leo Cobb, b 3 Oct 1906 Fr.Co., d
    11 Mar 1986 Natchez, MS, bur Midway Cem.
    1910 Fr.Co. Beat 3 Meadville & Union Church Road #87 Cobb, James M. 32
    md once 13 yrs 6 children 5 living MS MS MS; Maude wife 30 md once
    13 years 6 children 5 living; Dewy son 11; Willie son 9; Gladys
    dau 6; Roy son 4; Ceaser son 2; Grooms, Martha m other 56 wd 5
    children 4 living MS MS MS
    A/ Thomas "Tommie" Chester Cobb, b 14 Sep 1931 Fayette, Jefferson,
    MS; m 1st 7 Dec 1953 Elizabeth Daniel of N.C. (div.)
    a/ Linda Susan Cobb, b 6 Dec 1954
    3/ John "Johnny" David Porter, b 27 Mch 1912 Fr.Co. MS, d 4 Apr 1974,
    Excelsior, MN, bur B Apr 1974 Baton Rouge, LA; m 31 July 1936
    Vidalia, LA Ora D. Cole, b 21 Mar 1908 Fr.Co.MS.
    A/ Gene Porter, step son
    4/ Willie Lee "Billie" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr. Co. MS; m 30
    Aug 1941 Fr.Co. MS, Jack Raymond Nixon, b 14 May 1921
    A/ Philip Raymond Nixon, b 26 Sep 1953 El Paso, TX; m 20 May 1978
    New Orleans LA, Sheree Lee Denniss, b 18 May 1958 Colorado
    Springs, CO
    a/ Clint Rayland Nixon, b 25 Aug 1980, N.O., LA
    B/ Melvina "Mel" Maxine Nixon, b 11 July 1955, Colorado Springs, CO,
    m 14 May 1983 Texarkana, TX, Cliff Allen Brothers
    5/ Annie Lee "Ann" Porter (twin), b 29 Jan 1921 Fr.Co. MS; m 13 Feb
    1945, Yuma, AZ Verne "Johnnie" Randall Jr., b 15 Aug 1922
    Poticallo, Idaho, d 31 Jan 1970 Texarkana, TX, bur Chaplewood
    Cem., Texarkana, TX.
    A/ Dianna Lynne Randall, b 3 May 1954 El Paso, TX; m Dennis Anthony
    Patterson, b 14 May 1952 OK.
    a/ Melissa Ann Patterson, b 28 Jan 1978 Nacogdoches, TX
    b/ April Lynne Patterson, b 2 Apr 1891, Texarkana, TX
    c/ Philip Anthony Patterson, b 15 Feb 1983 Midland, TX
    B/ John Charles Randall, b 22 Jan 1961 Texarkana, TX; m (div.)
    a/ John Verne Randall, b 26 Dec 1983, Camden, AR

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    h) Lillie Mae WELLS, b 20 June 1887 Fr.Co. MS, d 14 Jan 1953, bur New
    Sight Cem., Lincoln Co. MS; m 1st 20 June 1907 (Fr.Co. 3-423 by
    W.T. Wooten J.P.) John Asa Cotten, b 23 Apr 1882, d 26 July 1952,
    bur Holly Spring Cem., Lincoln Co. MS. She m 2nd John R. Raney.
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 172 Cotten, Asa 2 Jan 1851, 49 md 27 yrs MS MS MS;
    Elizabeth wife 18 June 1855, 44, md 27 yrs, 17 children 15 living
    MS MS MS: Florence dau 17 Apr 1876, 24 MS MS MS; Lillie dau 20 Feb
    1880, 20; Dazie dau 21 Feb 1880, 20; John son 2 3 Apr 1882, 18, Ada
    dau 26 Dec 1883, 16; Thomas son 1 Nov 1885, 14; James son 10 Mar
    1887, 13; Alice dau 2 June 1869, 11; Ella dau 27 July 1890, 9; Nina
    dau 24 Oct 1893, 6; Rubbie dau 9 May 1895, 5; Kate 29 May 1897, 3;
    Eula 10 Jan 1900 4/12.
    Asa B. Cotten m M.E. Cloy 10 Dec 1873 (Fr.Co. 6-25 by John Sample,
    Meth. South, with H.A. Cotten bondsman.
    1910 Fr.Co. #235 Cotton, John A. 28 md once 3 yrs MS MS MS; Lillie
    wife 22 m once 3 yrs 0 children.
    1/ John Asa Cotten Jr.
    2/ Addie Daisey Cotten

    C) Mary Elizabeth WELLS, b c.1840 Fr.Co. MS, d c.1883; m 18 Dec. 1865
    (Fr.Co. 4-391 by D.B. Cain, G.P. Hunt bondsman) Alexander McDonald.
    He was killed by a falling tree c.1879. Liz WELLS died a short time
    later.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.7 #91 McDonald, Alexander 34 wheelwright Scotland;
    Elizabeth 30 MS; Wiley D. 2 m; Edward 1 m; Alex 2/12 m Apr.
    1880 Fr.Co. Beat 5 Cain's 146-26 McDonald, Elizabeth 40 MS; Alexander
    son 12 MS; William son 8; Dempsey son 5; Malissa dau 3; Thomas son 1
    a) Wiley D. McDonald, b c.1868 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    b) Edward McDonald, b c.1869 Fr.Co., probably died before 1870.
    c) Alexander McDonald, b Apr 1870 Fr.Co. MS, reared by Sister (WELLS)
    Young.

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    d) William McDonald,.b 1872 Fr.Co., reared by Willie Cain.
    e) Dempsey McDonald, b c.1875 These last three reared
    f) Malissa MCDonald, b c.1877 by John WELLS.
    g) Thomas McDonald, b c.1879
    D) Martha M. WELLS, b c.1842; m 9 Dec 1869 (Fr.Co. 5-72 by W.K. Magee
    Judge Probate, E.C. Adams bondsman) James Polk Cupit. This family
    was not identified from the MS censuses.
    E) Sarah J. WELLS, b c1844; m 9 Nov 1865 (Fr.Co. 4-380 by D.D. Rollins
    J.P., N. Blucker bondsman) James M. Mitchell. This family has not
    been identified on a MS census. In 1900, in the home of David D.
    Rollins was Willie Mitchell, b Feb 1892, 9 MS, nephew of David D.
    Rollins. Sarah (Cain) WELLS m 2nd David Dixon Rollins and they show
    in the censuses:
    1850 - See above
    1860 Fr.Co. p.305 #481 Rollins, David D. 39 School teaching LA; Sarah
    44 MS; Theresa 13 f; James 10 mi Louisa 6 f; William 4 m Ann Eliza 1
    f; Elizabeth WELLS 20 f; Martha ? WELLS 18 f, Sarah WELLS 17 f.
    1870 Fr.Co. p.70 1919 Rollins, D.D. 49 MS; Sarah 54; D.D. Jr. 20;
    Lauria 16; W.D. 14;. Amaliza 12 MS.
    .

Lewis C Wells1,2

M, #20009, b. 28 February 1815, d. 23 September 1897
  • Reference: W015
  • Birth*: 28 February 1815; Dutchess Co., New York, USAG; another location listed as Wells Hollow, Connecticut3,1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1861; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; Bride=Benjaminia Burgess Walker4,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 23 September 1897; Vermillion, Erie Co., Ohio, USAG; Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2009, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Birth Date: abt 1814
    Death Date: 23 Sep 1897
    Age at Death: 83
    Death Place: Vermilion, Ohio
    Newspaper: Sandusky (Oh) (Daily) Register, Sandusky, Ohio
    Newspaper Date: 24 Sep 1897
    Newspaper Page: p. 5, col. 5
    Years Indexed: 1860's-1932, 1980's, 2000-current
    Newspaper Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, Oh; Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, Oh
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1820; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1820 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo     7 total people
    3 males < 10
    2 males 16-18
    1 males 26-45
    1 female < 10
    1 female 45+; Head of Household=Philo Wells3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1830; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1830 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo
    1 male < 5
    1 male - 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    3 male 15-20
    1 male 20-30
    1 male 40-50
    1 male 70-80

    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female - 30-40
    1 female 40-50; Head of Household=Philo Wells5,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 14 August 1850; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1850 OH Erie Vermillion, Family 200
    Wells, Philo, age 62, b: CT, farmer
    Wells, Lewis, age 35, b: NY; Head of Household=Philo Wells1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Vermillion, Erie Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Age in 1860: 48
    Birth Year: abt 1812
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Vermilion, Erie, Ohio
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    L Walker 23
    Julius Walker 21
    Noman Walker 10
    O A Leonard 49
    Melissa Leonard 51
    Mary Leonard 4
    Lewis Wells 48
    Lotty Baster 18

  • (Head of Household) Census*: 4 June 1870; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1870 OH Erie Vermillion, family 85
    Wells, Lewis C., age 56, produce dealer, $46,000/$15,000, b: NY
    Wells, Benjaminia, age 30, b: OH
    Wells, Mary e, age 7, b: OH
    Wells, Flora L., age 5, b: OH
    Wells, Ralph B, age 2, b: OH
    Griswell, Mary, age 25, domestic servant, b: Ireland
    Hanes, John, age 30, darm laborer, b: England
    Day, James, age 20, farm laborer, b: OH; Household Member=Benjaminia Burgess Walker, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Flora L Wells, Household Member=Ralph Pierce Wells4,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Wells
    Name: Lewis Wells
    Home in 1880: Vermillion, Erie, Ohio
    Age: 66
    Estimated birth year: abt 1814
    Birthplace: New York
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Benjamin B. Wells
    Father's birthplace: Connecticut
    Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Produce Dealer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Wells 66
    Benjamin B. Wells 39
    Mary Wells 18
    Flora L. Wells 15
    Ralph P. Wells 12
    Nellie Wells 4
    Jennie Durand 22
    Martha Nieding 20
    William Cook 18
    George Durand 24
    Norman Walker 30; Household Member=Benjaminia Burgess Walker, Household Member=Mary E Wells, Household Member=Flora L Wells, Household Member=Ralph Pierce Wells, Household Member=Nellie Wells
  • Note: 23 September 1893; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG; ELYRIA - 23 Sep 1893 - "The following fro Elyria and vicinity have lately registered at "Hotel Ohio", Chicago: ... Lewis Wells of Vermillion ..."6

Family: Benjaminia Burgess Walker b. 13 Aug 1840, d. 21 Jul 1920

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1850 OH Erie Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1820 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1870 OH Erie Vermillion, family 85, Lewis C Wells.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  6. Frederick A. Virkus Compendium of American Genealogy, Volume 1, ELYRIA - 23 Sep 1893 - "The following fro Elyria and vicinity have lately registered at "Hotel Ohio", Chicago: ... Lewis Wells of Vermillion ..."

Capt. Robert S Wells1,2,3

M, #20010, b. 15 February 1756, d. 23 June 1837
  • Reference: W015
  • Note: [Vermilion Twp.,Erie County, Ohio]

    Three Pioneer Histories from
    the FIRELANDS PIONEER("F.P."):
    MEMOIRS OF TOWNSHIPS.- VERMILLION.
    by Wm. H. Crane; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    VERMILLION - S. E. QUARTER.
    by Benj. Summers; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    EARLY TIMES AND INCIDENTS IN VERMILLION.
    by Benj. Summers.; from F.P., June, 1863.

    Robert Wells, father of Philo, was too
    old to labor, when he came with his sons.
    He was known as a pious and good man.
    Charles, his son, married a Miss Durand,
    removed first to Lorain county, and then
    to Illinois. Lemuel went east, and was a
    long time Consul at the Island of St. Cath-
    erines, South America.

    TAX LAID ON THE INHABITANTS OF VERMILLION,
    ACCORDING TO THE LIST OF 1818.
    Job C Smith.......$O,30
    John Miller..........50
    Curtiss Hard.........30
    Isaac Ransom.........28
    John Beardsley.......60
    John Bartow..........30
    Jonah Bartow.........10
    Mark Summers.........20
    Eli Winton...........10
    Enoch Smith..........20
    Philo Wells..........70
    Robert Wells.........90
    Levi Platt...........30
    Almon Keeler.........50
    George Sherarts......90
    Joseph Brooks........20
    Jonathan Brooks......80
    Horatio Perry........70
    William Austin.......70
    James Cuddeback......40
    Eunice Sturges.......60
    Josiah Pelton........60
    James Prentiss.......40
    Rufus Judson.........80
    Solomon Parsons......20
    Jesse Ball...........60
    Almon Ruggles......1,50
    Benjamin Root........30
    Abraham Traxel.......30
    Samuel Hall..........40
    Samuel Washburn......70
    Stephen Meeker.....1,70
    Henry Scribner.......10
    Alexander Duker......90
    Francis Keyes........60
    Isaac Tillotson......40
    Isaac Tillotson,Jr...30
    Jeremiah V.Benschoter 70
    Henry Chevoy.........70
    Wm..W..Benschoter....40
    Daniel V.Benschoter..50
    Reuben Brooks........10
    Martin Judson........40
    Verney Judson........30
    Peter..Cuddeback...1,10
    Amount, $23,20
    This also indicates the number of people
    subject to taxation and their personal property
    - as 5 cents here represent one head of cattle,
    and 20 cents a horse. Meagre as it appears, it
    was as difficult for them to pay it, and much
    more so, than for us to pay what we do at this
    day.

    In November, 1817, Mark Summers, also
    from Newtown, bought Winton's right, and
    moved his family in with Winton's. At the
    same time Philo Wells, from Dutchess Co.,
    N. Y., took up temporary quarters at Austin's
    shanty, and soon after built on lot No.
    nine, 1st section of Vermillion, about one-
    half a mile east of his present residence.
    Deacon Beardsley, about same time, built
    on lot five, 2d section, near where his son
    Clement now resides.
    Winton, during the Winter of 1817-18,
    built and removed to the block house on
    lot number three. In 1817, Joel Crane,
    Esq., and Capt. Luther Harris settled just
    over the line in Florence, on lots 41 and
    51, and Dr. A. H. Betts and Levi Jackson
    a little further south. And Robert W.
    Betts located a half a mile south of Wells.
    In the spring of 1818 Ziba Harris set-
    tled one half a mile east of Wells, and
    Robert Wells, father of Philo, with his
    younger sons, Charles and Lemuel, settled
    near Mr. Betts.
  • Name Variation: Robert Welles6,3
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher3
  • Milt-Event: circa 1776; Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USAG; Robert served as a private from Huntington, Connecticut in the American Revoltionary War in the 7th Connecticut Regiment under Capt. Beach Tomlinson.
  • NSDAR: 1776; Connecticut, USAG; Type: NSDAR 1776 MORE ON BACK--SEE COMMENT (WHY?)7,5
  • Milit-Beg: 1776; Connecticut, USAG; 1776 1) CAPTS BEACH TOMLINSON, COMSTOCK, BIRDSEY, DAVID NICHOLS, JEDEDIAH MILLS, 2) JOHN YEATS, COLS SAMUEL WHITING, CANFIELD5
  • Milt-Event*: 1776; _MIL4,3
  • Milt-Event: between 1776 and 1779; Military Service: Revolutionary War; served with Capt. Beach Tomlinson3
  • Milit-End*: 7 February 1778; Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, USAG; discharged from Whiting Regiment
  • Note: between 1781 and 1787; Huntington - Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USAG; Early Connecticut Marriages: Seventh Book
    Stratford?Huntington.
    From Fair Haven Church Records
    page 87
    Elias Wells & Peninnah Wheeler both of Stratford, Aug. 30, 1781

    Early Connecticut Marriages: Seventh Book
    Stratford?Huntington.
    From Fair Haven Church Records
    page 89
    Abner Wells & Rebeckah Wheeler, Feb. 4, 1787
  • (Household Member) Census: 1830; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1830 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo
    1 male < 5
    1 male - 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    3 male 15-20
    1 male 20-30
    1 male 40-50
    1 male 70-80

    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female - 30-40
    1 female 40-50; Head of Household=Philo Wells8,3
  • Milt-Event: 24 August 1832; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; He received a Revolutionary War pension based on an application made 24 Aug 1832, at age 76, while living in Vermilion, Huron Co., Ohio (Revolutionary War Pension File S16288).

    r received a pension. (Ancestor of Lois Wells Dove, Frances Wells Hastings, and Nell Wells Stevenson)

Family: Anne Wheeler b. 11 Dec 1760, d. 1817

Citations

  1. Middle initial from his writing on the pension application for his brother, Gideon. He was then a Capt.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Erie Vermillion (was Huron Co), Philo Wells.
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  4. Stephanie Ruth Lee,.
  5. Unknown author, Members.
  6. 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 Robert Wells & Anna Wheeler, Dec. 9, 1779 #.
  7. Unknown author, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Patriot Index,Subject: Military - American Revolution, Film: http://www.nsdar.org.
  8. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  9. Unknown author, Stephanie Ruth Lee, 2303 Roosevelt Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517.

Judge Charles Wells1,2

M, #20011, b. 29 November 1798, d. 4 February 1868
  • Reference: W015 ID085

Family 1: Elizabeth Durand b. 2 Oct 1804, d. 22 Sep 1845

  • (Groom) Marriage*: 7 August 1819; Huron Co., Ohio, USAG; Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993

    Report issue

    Name:      Betsey Durand
    Gender:      Female
    Marriage Date:      7 Aug 1819
    Marriage Place:      Huron, Ohio, USA
    Spouse:      Charles Will
    Film Number:      000410258; Bride=Elizabeth Durand4

Family 2: Catherine Dennis b. 1805

Family 3: Clarissa Goodrich b. c 1837

Citations

  1. Stephanie Ruth Lee,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, Wells Genealogy, 2.
  4. Marriage Record Daughter's of American Revolution Application, (ERIE and) HURON COUNTY, OHIO, MARRIAGES through 1838
    [ERIE COUNTY was created from Huron County in 1838.]
    abridged from the Sally DeForest Chapter, D.A.R. 1934 transcription.

    WELL, Charles ....DURRAND, Betsey ....7 Aug 1819
    WELLS, Clarissa M. ....WHITING, Nathan ....18 Mch 1832
    WELLS, Eunice ....BENTLEY, Charles ....21 Nov 1837
    WELLS, Ezekiel ....HANDLEY, Elizabeth B. ....30 Jne 1830
    WELLS, Josiah ....MILBOURN, Jane ....30 Dec 1824
    WELLS, Lucy ....SUTTON, David ....18 Oct 1817
    WELLS, Theodore H. ....WEED, Jane A. ....4 Feb 1824
    Birth Registration.
  5. Unknown author, Illinois State Marriage Index /_W999/ as submitted in GEDCOM file I:TMGWGEDCOMSILMARR.GED and imported on 12/19/2011 at 02:16:02.
  6. Stephanie Ruth Lee, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID918NU.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 03:37:00.
  7. Wells Genealogy,Nell Wells Stevenson, 2.
  8. United States Federal Census, 1850 IL Schuyler Oregon, family 3, Charles Wells.

Hannah Lewis1

F, #20012, b. 1 February 1788, d. 1 April 1848
  • Reference: W018 ID999
  • Married Name: 25 November 1810; Mrs. Wells (Lewis)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1820; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1820 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo     7 total people
    3 males < 10
    2 males 16-18
    1 males 26-45
    1 female < 10
    1 female 45+; Head of Household=Philo Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1830; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1830 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo
    1 male < 5
    1 male - 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    3 male 15-20
    1 male 20-30
    1 male 40-50
    1 male 70-80

    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female - 30-40
    1 female 40-50; Head of Household=Philo Wells3,1

Family: Philo Wells b. 10 Sep 1786, d. 24 Jul 1879

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1820 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.

George M Wells

M, #20013, b. 1826, d. September 1860
  • Reference: W015
  • Birth: 1811; Huntington, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USAG
  • Birth*: 1826; Dutchess Co., New York, USAG2,1
  • (Groom) Marriage: 14 November 1838; Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USAG; Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920
    Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920 No Image
    Text-only collection

    Report issue

    Name:      George M Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Marriage Date:      14 Nov 1838
    Marriage Place:      Schuyler, Illinois, USA
    Spouse Name:      Maria Louisa Foss
    Spouse Gender:      Female; Bride=Louisa Marie Foss
  • (Deceased) Death*: September 1860; Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois, USAG; Birth:      1811
    Huntington
    Fairfield County
    Connecticut, USA
    Death:      Sep., 1860
    Macomb
    McDonough County
    Illinois, USA

    George M. Wells, deceased, came to McDonough county, in 1856, and, in partnership with Joseph Burton and W. W. Wells, engaged in the dry goods business in Macomb, the firm name being G. M. Wells & Co.

    This partnership continued for about three years, when George M. Wells disposed of his interest and withdrew from the firm. He then retired from business, his death occurring soon afterwards, in September, 1860.

    He was a native of Connecticut, and was born in 1822. While yet a small boy, he removed with his parents to Erie county, Ohio, and assisted in tilling the soil until he attained his majority, when he came to Illinois, and engaged in merchandising in Schuyler county, and remained there until coming to Macomb.

    Mr. Wells was married in Rushville, Schuyler county, to Louisa M. Foss, and their union was blessed with seven children, two of whom died in infancy, and five are now living--Anna E., the wife of Dr. T. M. Jorder, of Chicago; Edward L., Louisa H., the wife of Frank R. Kyle; George P. and Wheeler F. The widow of George M. Wells, is still living in Macomb, and makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Frank R. Kyle.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Philo Wells (1786 - 1879)
    Hannah Lewis Wells (1788 - 1848)

    Spouse:
    Louisa Maria Foss Wells (1818 - ____)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Macomb
    McDonough County
    Illinois, USA

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: dran
    Record added: Mar 26, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 107360720
  • Burial*: September 1860; Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois, USAG; George M. Wells, deceased, came to McDonough county, in 1856, and, in partnership with Joseph Burton and W. W. Wells, engaged in the dry goods business in Macomb, the firm name being G. M. Wells & Co.

    This partnership continued for about three years, when George M. Wells disposed of his interest and withdrew from the firm. He then retired from business, his death occurring soon afterwards, in September, 1860.

    He was a native of Connecticut, and was born in 1822. While yet a small boy, he removed with his parents to Erie county, Ohio, and assisted in tilling the soil until he attained his majority, when he came to Illinois, and engaged in merchandising in Schuyler county, and remained there until coming to Macomb.

    Mr. Wells was married in Rushville, Schuyler county, to Louisa M. Foss, and their union was blessed with seven children, two of whom died in infancy, and five are now living--Anna E., the wife of Dr. T. M. Jorder, of Chicago; Edward L., Louisa H., the wife of Frank R. Kyle; George P. and Wheeler F. The widow of George M. Wells, is still living in Macomb, and makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Frank R. Kyle.
  • Note: Three Pioneer Histories from the FIRELANDS PIONEER("F.P."):
    MEMOIRS OF TOWNSHIPS.- VERMILLION by Wm. H. Crane; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    VERMILLION - S. E. QUARTER. by Benj. Summers; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    EARLY TIMES AND INCIDENTS IN VERMILLION. by Benj. Summers.; from F.P., June, 1863.

    In November, 1817, Mark Summers, also from Newtown, bought Winton's right, and moved his family in with Winton's. At the same time Philo Wells, from Dutchess Co., N. Y., took up temporary quarters at Austin's shanty, and soon after built on lot No. nine, 1st section of Vermillion, about one-half a mile east of his present residence.

    Deacon Beardsley, about same time, built on lot five, 2d section, near where his son Clement now resides. Winton, during the Winter of 1817-18, built and removed to the block house on lot number three. In 1817, Joel Crane, Esq., and Capt. Luther Harris settled just over the line in Florence, on lots 41 and
    51, and Dr. A. H. Betts and Levi Jackson a little further south. And Robert W.
    Betts located a half a mile south of Wells.

    In the spring of 1818 Ziba Harris settled one half a mile east of Wells, and
    Robert Wells, father of Philo, with his younger sons, Charles and Lemuel, settled
    near Mr. Betts.

    Samuel Sanders had settled near where Sugar creek crosses the
    North Ridge, as early as 1815, or 1816, and Benjamin Demund a little farther west,
    on the same ridge. John Bartow and family, son of Jonah, and Leonard Norton, his son-in-law, came in in 1818, and settled near tile old gentleman. In the summer of 1819, Amason Washburn settled on S. E. corner of Lot six, 2d section, where he still resides. Jesse Ball settled on the farm he now occupies, lot three, 2d section, about the same time.

    Philo Wells, Esq., was from Dutchess county, New York, originally, with his
    wife, Hannah Lewis, from Connecticut. He had little to begin with but a good
    trade, (blacksmith,) good health, iron constitution, and indomitable energy, industry
    and perseverance. He united blacksmithing and farming, and soon after tavern keeping, and soon was a go-a-head citizen, and exercised much in-
    fluence. He succeeded Winton in the justiceship for six years, and has become comparatively wealthy. Large quantities of bog iron ore have been taken from the
    farm he first "took up," which has added materially to his means.
    His wife died in 1848, and he married for his second, Mrs. Smith, of Connecticut.
    He had issue: George, Lewis, Wheeler, Eliza and Emeline. George and Wheeler
    became residents of Illinois, and merchants; are married and have issue. Lewis is an enterprising citizen, unmarried. Eliza marned Thomas B. Abel, and died in 1849,
    without issue. Emeline died young
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1820; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1820 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo     7 total people
    3 males < 10
    2 males 16-18
    1 males 26-45
    1 female < 10
    1 female 45+; Head of Household=Philo Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1830; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1830 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo
    1 male < 5
    1 male - 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    3 male 15-20
    1 male 20-30
    1 male 40-50
    1 male 70-80

    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female - 30-40
    1 female 40-50; Head of Household=Philo Wells3,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Brooklyn Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois, USAG; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about George M Wells
    Name: George M Wells
    Age: 38
    Birth Year: abt 1812
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1850: Brooklyn, Schuyler, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 98
    Household Members: Name Age
    George M Wells 38 CT
    Louisa M Wells 32 MD
    Ann E Wells 9
    Edward D Wells 7
    Hannah L Wells 5
    George P Wells 2
    Miranda Richardson 30

    ; Household Member=Louisa Marie Foss, Household Member=George P Wells, Household Member=Edward L Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about G M Wills
    Name: G M Wills
    Age in 1860: 48
    Birth Year: abt 1812
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Home in 1860: Macomb, McDonough, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Macomb
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    G M Wills 48
    Louisa Wills 41
    Ann Wills 18
    Edward Wills 17
    Louisa Wills 15
    Gorge Wills 11
    Wheeler Wills 9
    Ann Burnsdes 78
    Maranda Richardson 38
    Isador August 27

    ; Household Member=Edward L Wells, Household Member=Louisa Marie Foss, Household Member=George P Wells, Head of Household=Wheeler F Wells

Family: Louisa Marie Foss b. 1815, d. a 1880

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1820 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.

Wheeler W Wells1,2

M, #20014, b. 1816, d. after August 1870
  • Reference: W015
  • Note: Three Pioneer Histories from the FIRELANDS PIONEER("F.P."):
    MEMOIRS OF TOWNSHIPS.- VERMILLION by Wm. H. Crane; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    VERMILLION - S. E. QUARTER. by Benj. Summers; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    EARLY TIMES AND INCIDENTS IN VERMILLION. by Benj. Summers.; from F.P., June, 1863.

    In November, 1817, Mark Summers, also from Newtown, bought Winton's right, and moved his family in with Winton's. At the same time Philo Wells, from Dutchess Co., N. Y., took up temporary quarters at Austin's shanty, and soon after built on lot No. nine, 1st section of Vermillion, about one-half a mile east of his present residence.

    Deacon Beardsley, about same time, built on lot five, 2d section, near where his son Clement now resides. Winton, during the Winter of 1817-18, built and removed to the block house on lot number three. In 1817, Joel Crane, Esq., and Capt. Luther Harris settled just over the line in Florence, on lots 41 and
    51, and Dr. A. H. Betts and Levi Jackson a little further south. And Robert W.
    Betts located a half a mile south of Wells.

    In the spring of 1818 Ziba Harris settled one half a mile east of Wells, and
    Robert Wells, father of Philo, with his younger sons, Charles and Lemuel, settled
    near Mr. Betts.

    Samuel Sanders had settled near where Sugar creek crosses the
    North Ridge, as early as 1815, or 1816, and Benjamin Demund a little farther west,
    on the same ridge. John Bartow and family, son of Jonah, and Leonard Norton, his son-in-law, came in in 1818, and settled near tile old gentleman. In the summer of 1819, Amason Washburn settled on S. E. corner of Lot six, 2d section, where he still resides. Jesse Ball settled on the farm he now occupies, lot three, 2d section, about the same time.

    Philo Wells, Esq., was from Dutchess county, New York, originally, with his
    wife, Hannah Lewis, from Connecticut. He had little to begin with but a good
    trade, (blacksmith,) good health, iron constitution, and indomitable energy, industry
    and perseverance. He united blacksmithing and farming, and soon after tavern keeping, and soon was a go-a-head citizen, and exercised much in-
    fluence. He succeeded Winton in the justiceship for six years, and has become comparatively wealthy. Large quantities of bog iron ore have been taken from the
    farm he first "took up," which has added materially to his means.
    His wife died in 1848, and he married for his second, Mrs. Smith, of Connecticut.
    He had issue: George, Lewis, Wheeler, Eliza and Emeline. George and Wheeler
    became residents of Illinois, and merchants; are married and have issue. Lewis is an enterprising citizen, unmarried. Eliza marned Thomas B. Abel, and died in 1849,
    without issue. Emeline died young
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1820; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1820 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo     7 total people
    3 males < 10
    2 males 16-18
    1 males 26-45
    1 female < 10
    1 female 45+; Head of Household=Philo Wells3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1830; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1830 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo
    1 male < 5
    1 male - 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    3 male 15-20
    1 male 20-30
    1 male 40-50
    1 male 70-80

    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female - 30-40
    1 female 40-50; Head of Household=Philo Wells5,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: after 1830; Illinois, USAG2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Wheeler W Wells
    Name: Wheeler W Wells
    Age: 34
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois
    Family Number: 159
    Household Members: Name Age
    Wheeler W Wells 34
    Nancy F Wells 27
    Hannah L Wells 9
    Adelaide Wells 6
    Florence Wells 3
    Mary W Wells 0
    Jefferson Burton 14
    Diana Fisher 14

    ; Household Member=Mary W Wells, Household Member=Hannah L Wells, Household Member=Adelaide Wells, Household Member=Nancy F Barton, Household Member=Florence Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about W W Wells
    Name: W W Wells
    Age in 1860: 44
    Birth Year: abt 1816
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Rushville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    W W Wells 44
    Nancy Wells 37
    Hannah Wells 18
    Adelade Wells 16
    Florance Wells 13
    Mary Wells 11
    Eliza Wells 9
    Cornelia Wells 7
    Pheby Wells 2

    ; Household Member=Mary W Wells, Household Member=Eliza Wells, Household Member=Cornelia Wells, Household Member=Anna Wells, Household Member=Hannah L Wells, Household Member=Adelaide Wells, Household Member=Nancy F Barton, Household Member=Florence Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 14 July 1870; Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1870 IL Schuyler Rushville, family 246,
    Wells, Wheeler W., age 54, merchant, $40,000/$38,000, b: NY
    Wells, Nancy F, age 46, b: KY
    Wells, Florance, age 23, b: IL
    Wells, Mary W, age 21, b: IL
    Wells, Eliza, age 19, b: IL
    Wells, Cornelia, age 15, b: IL
    Wells, Anna, age 12, b: IL
    Wells, Lewis, age 9, b: IL; Household Member=Nancy F Barton, Household Member=Florence Wells, Household Member=Mary W Wells, Household Member=Eliza Wells, Household Member=Cornelia Wells, Household Member=Anna Wells, Household Member=Lewis Wells1,2

Family: Nancy F Barton b. 1824, d. a Aug 1870

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1870 IL Schuyler Rushville, family 246, Wheeler W. Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1820 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  4. Unknown author, Illinois State Marriage Index /_W999/ as submitted in GEDCOM file I:TMGWGEDCOMSILMARR.GED and imported on 12/19/2011 at 02:16:02.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  6. United States Federal Census, 1860 IL Schuyler Rushville, family 2147, W W Wells.

Eliza Wells1

F, #20015, b. circa 1819, d. 1849
  • Reference: W015 ID085
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1820; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1820 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo     7 total people
    3 males < 10
    2 males 16-18
    1 males 26-45
    1 female < 10
    1 female 45+; Head of Household=Philo Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1830; Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., Ohio, USAG; 1830 OH Huron Vermillion (now Erie Co.)
    Wells, Philo
    1 male < 5
    1 male - 5-10
    1 male 10-15
    3 male 15-20
    1 male 20-30
    1 male 40-50
    1 male 70-80

    1 female 5-10
    1 female 10-15
    1 female - 30-40
    1 female 40-50; Head of Household=Philo Wells3,1
  • Married Name: circa 1840; Mrs. Abel (Wells); married Thomas B Abel in Huron Co. (now Erie Co.), Ohio

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1820 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1830 OH Huron (now Erie) Vermillion, Philo Wells.

Emeline Wells1

F, #20016, b. 1821, d. 2 November 1825
  • Reference: W015
  • Note: Three Pioneer Histories from the FIRELANDS PIONEER("F.P."):
    MEMOIRS OF TOWNSHIPS.- VERMILLION by Wm. H. Crane; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    VERMILLION - S. E. QUARTER. by Benj. Summers; from F.P., Nov. 1858.
    EARLY TIMES AND INCIDENTS IN VERMILLION. by Benj. Summers.; from F.P., June, 1863.

    In November, 1817, Mark Summers, also from Newtown, bought Winton's right, and moved his family in with Winton's. At the same time Philo Wells, from Dutchess Co., N. Y., took up temporary quarters at Austin's shanty, and soon after built on lot No. nine, 1st section of Vermillion, about one-half a mile east of his present residence.

    Deacon Beardsley, about same time, built on lot five, 2d section, near where his son Clement now resides. Winton, during the Winter of 1817-18, built and removed to the block house on lot number three. In 1817, Joel Crane, Esq., and Capt. Luther Harris settled just over the line in Florence, on lots 41 and
    51, and Dr. A. H. Betts and Levi Jackson a little further south. And Robert W.
    Betts located a half a mile south of Wells.

    In the spring of 1818 Ziba Harris settled one half a mile east of Wells, and
    Robert Wells, father of Philo, with his younger sons, Charles and Lemuel, settled
    near Mr. Betts.

    Samuel Sanders had settled near where Sugar creek crosses the
    North Ridge, as early as 1815, or 1816, and Benjamin Demund a little farther west,
    on the same ridge. John Bartow and family, son of Jonah, and Leonard Norton, his son-in-law, came in in 1818, and settled near tile old gentleman. In the summer of 1819, Amason Washburn settled on S. E. corner of Lot six, 2d section, where he still resides. Jesse Ball settled on the farm he now occupies, lot three, 2d section, about the same time.

    Philo Wells, Esq., was from Dutchess county, New York, originally, with his
    wife, Hannah Lewis, from Connecticut. He had little to begin with but a good
    trade, (blacksmith,) good health, iron constitution, and indomitable energy, industry
    and perseverance. He united blacksmithing and farming, and soon after tavern keeping, and soon was a go-a-head citizen, and exercised much in-
    fluence. He succeeded Winton in the justiceship for six years, and has become comparatively wealthy. Large quantities of bog iron ore have been taken from the
    farm he first "took up," which has added materially to his means.
    His wife died in 1848, and he married for his second, Mrs. Smith, of Connecticut.
    He had issue: George, Lewis, Wheeler, Eliza and Emeline. George and Wheeler
    became residents of Illinois, and merchants; are married and have issue. Lewis is an enterprising citizen, unmarried. Eliza marned Thomas B. Abel, and died in 1849,
    without issue. Emeline died young
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher1

Citations

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

Elizabeth Durand1,2

F, #20017, b. 2 October 1804, d. 22 September 1845
  • Reference: W018 ID999
  • Name Variation: Betsey Durand5
  • Name Variation: Katherine Durand2
  • Married Name: 7 August 1819; Mrs. Wells (Durand)

Family: Judge Charles Wells b. 29 Nov 1798, d. 4 Feb 1868

Citations

  1. Stephanie Ruth Lee,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Marriage Record Daughter's of American Revolution Application, (ERIE and) HURON COUNTY, OHIO, MARRIAGES through 1838
    [ERIE COUNTY was created from Huron County in 1838.]
    abridged from the Sally DeForest Chapter, D.A.R. 1934 transcription.

    WELL, Charles ....DURRAND, Betsey ....7 Aug 1819
    WELLS, Clarissa M. ....WHITING, Nathan ....18 Mch 1832
    WELLS, Eunice ....BENTLEY, Charles ....21 Nov 1837
    WELLS, Ezekiel ....HANDLEY, Elizabeth B. ....30 Jne 1830
    WELLS, Josiah ....MILBOURN, Jane ....30 Dec 1824
    WELLS, Lucy ....SUTTON, David ....18 Oct 1817
    WELLS, Theodore H. ....WEED, Jane A. ....4 Feb 1824
    Birth Registration.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1850 IL Schuyler Oregon, family 3, Charles Wells.
  5. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Abigail _____1

F, #20018, b. circa 1810
  • Reference: W018 ID999
  • Married Name: before 1850; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Lemuel W Wells b. 22 Aug 1801, d. 1886

Citations

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

Lewis Allen Jones1,2

M, #20019, b. 23 November 1905, d. 15 February 1993
  • Reference: W018 ID999
  • Note: [Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records:U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with J, Date ofImport: May 2, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.110028.2] Individual: Jones, Lewis Birth date: Nov 23, 1905 Death date: Feb 1993 Social Security #: 343-09-2668 Last residence: 99508 State of issue: IL3
  • SSN*: 2 December 1936; Social Security #: 343-09-26684,1,2

Family: Ruth Eleanor Wells b. 15 Jun 1904

Citations

  1. Stephanie Ruth Lee,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Unknown author, Stephanie Ruth Lee, 2303 Roosevelt Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517.
  4. Social Security Death Index, Social Security Records:.

Ruth Eleanor Wells1,2

F, #20020, b. 15 June 1904
  • Reference: W015
  • (Witness) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID085 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 2 May 1910; Union, Marion Co., Missouri, USAG;
    1910 MO Marion Palmyra ED118, famiily 260
    Wells, Ross, head, age 40, married twice, 4 years, b: IL
    Wells, Ethel, wife, age 26, first marriage, 4 years, 1 child born/living, b: IL
    Wells, May, dau,a ge 11, b: IL
    Wells, Harvey, son,a ge 8, b: IL
    Wells, Ruth,d au, age 6, b: IL
    Wells Nellie, dau, age 2, b: MO
    Benston, Allie, servant, age 23, single, b: MO; Head of Household=Ross Elmer Wells3,2
  • Married Name: 8 February 1928; Mrs. Jones (Wells)

Family: Lewis Allen Jones b. 23 Nov 1905, d. 15 Feb 1993

Citations

  1. Stephanie Ruth Lee,.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1910 MO Marion Palmyra ED118, famiily 260 - Ross Wells.