Wade Wells1,2

M, #20929, b. November 1898
  • Reference: W018
  • (Household Member) Census: 15 June 1900; Wood Co., Texas, USAG;
    1900 TX Wood Jpct 2 Ed141, family 165
    Wells, Joel R, head, b: Nov
    1860, age 39, married 3 years, b: TX (father b: MS, mother b: AL), farmer
    Wells, Ella, wife, b: Sep
    1870, age 29,, married 3 years, 3 children born/living, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Honis? M, son, b: May 1897, age 3, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, b: Nov 1898, age 1, b: TX
    Wells, Zora, dau, b: Aug 1899, age 4 months, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells1,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 16 April 1910; Rising Star, Eastland Co., Texas, USAG;
    1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25
    Wells, Joe R, head, age 49, 2nd marriage 14 years, b: TX
    Wells, Ella, wife, age 40, 1st marriage 14 years, 6 children born/living, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Horace M, son, age 13, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, age 13, b: TX
    Wells, Clifie, dau, age 9, b: TX
    Wells, Dave, son, age 7, b: TX
    Wells, Alton, son, age 5, b: TX
    Wells, Edith, dau, age 3, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells6,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 2 February 1920; Lone Oak, Hunt Co., Texas, USAG;
    1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89
    Wells, Joe R, head, age 58, b: TX (parents b: AL?), farmer
    Wells, Ella M, wife, age 48, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Horace M, son, age 23, single, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, age 21, married, b: TX
    Wells, Agie A, dau-in-law, age 17, b: TX
    Wells, Cliffie, dau, age 20, single, b: TX
    Wells, Dave T, son, age 18, b: TX
    Wells, Alton B, son, age 15, b: TX
    Wells, Edith, dau, age 13, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells4,2
  • Milt-Event*: 17 September 1942; Tyler, Smith Co., Texas, USAG; U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Wade Wells
    Birth Year: 1897
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Texas
    State: Texas
    County or City: Gregg
    Enlistment Date: 17 Sep 1942
    Enlistment State: Texas
    Enlistment City: Tyler
    Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Source: Civil Life

    Education: Grammar school
    Civil Occupation: Wire Chief, Telephone And Telegraph
    Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents
    Height: 70
    Weight: 190

    5,2

Family: Agie A _____ b. 1903

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1900 TX Wood Jpct 2 Ed141, family 165 - Joel R Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files,Virgil D. White, Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89 - Joe R Wells.
  5. Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files,Virgil D. White, Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Wade Wells
    Birth Year: 1897
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Texas
    State: Texas
    County or City: Gregg
    Enlistment Date: 17 Sep 1942
    Enlistment State: Texas
    Enlistment City: Tyler
    Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Source: Civil Life

    Education: Grammar school
    Civil Occupation: Wire Chief, Telephone And Telegraph
    Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents
    Height: 70
    Weight: 190

    .
  6. United States Federal Census, 1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25 - Joe R Wells.

Zora Wells1,2

F, #20930, b. August 1899, d. after 15 June 1900
  • Reference: W018
  • (Household Member) Census: 15 June 1900; Wood Co., Texas, USAG;
    1900 TX Wood Jpct 2 Ed141, family 165
    Wells, Joel R, head, b: Nov
    1860, age 39, married 3 years, b: TX (father b: MS, mother b: AL), farmer
    Wells, Ella, wife, b: Sep
    1870, age 29,, married 3 years, 3 children born/living, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Honis? M, son, b: May 1897, age 3, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, b: Nov 1898, age 1, b: TX
    Wells, Zora, dau, b: Aug 1899, age 4 months, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells1,2

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1900 TX Wood Jpct 2 Ed141, family 165 - Joel R Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Edgar Leland Clark1,2

M, #20931, b. 20 October 1867, d. 10 March 1929
  • Reference: W015 ID348
  • Birth*: 20 October 1867; Clarksfield, Huron Co., Ohio, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1889; Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG; LELAND CLARK
    b. 20 OCT 1867, Clarksfield, OH
    d. 10 MAR 1929, Ashland, Ashland Co, OH
    Married: Anna CLARK
    Father: Calvine CLARK, b. Clarksfield, OH
    Mother: Nancy Ann DAY, b. Clarksfield, OH
    Buried: Day Cemetery, Huron Co

    ANNA CLARK
    b. 13 JUL 1865, Wakeman, OH
    d. 25 JAN 1947, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH
    Widow: Edgar Leland CLARK
    Father: Francis James WELLS, b. Old Windsor, VT
    Mother: Ann HILL, b. Florence, OH
    Buried: Day Cemetery, Clarksfield, OH

    DORIS MARIE CLARK
    b. 27 SEPT 1899, Ashland
    d. 12 JUN 1938, Milton, Ashland Co, OH
    Divorced: Dow J CLARK
    Father: Eugene C GLESSNER, b. Polk, Ashland Co, OH
    Mother: Blanche ROLAND, b. Ashland, OH; Bride=Lavender Ann Wells1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 10 March 1929; Huron Co., Ohio, USAG; Birth: 1867
    Clarksfield
    Huron County
    Ohio, USA
    Death: 1929
    Ashland
    Ashland County
    Ohio, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Calvin Carlton Clark (1831 - 1905)
    Nancy A Day Clark (1845 - 1917)

    Spouse:
    Anna L Wells Clark (1865 - 1947)


    Burial:
    Collinwood Cemetery
    Huron County
    Ohio, USA3,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 10 March 1929; Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USAG3,1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Bonita: ladybonita_AT_usa.com; Researcher=_ID348 _Researcher2
  • Note: LELAND CLARK
    b. 20 OCT 1867, Clarksfield, OH
    d. 10 MAR 1929, Ashland, Ashland Co, OH
    Married: Anna CLARK
    Father: Calvine CLARK, b. Clarksfield, OH
    Mother: Nancy Ann DAY, b. Clarksfield, OH
    Buried: Day Cemetery, Huron Co

    ANNA CLARK
    b. 13 JUL 1865, Wakeman, OH
    d. 25 JAN 1947, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH
    Widow: Edgar Leland CLARK
    Father: Francis James WELLS, b. Old Windsor, VT
    Mother: Ann HILL, b. Florence, OH
    Buried: Day Cemetery, Clarksfield, OH

    DORIS MARIE CLARK
    b. 27 SEPT 1899, Ashland
    d. 12 JUN 1938, Milton, Ashland Co, OH
    Divorced: Dow J CLARK
    Father: Eugene C GLESSNER, b. Polk, Ashland Co, OH
    Mother: Blanche ROLAND, b. Ashland, OH
    ; Principal=Lavender Ann Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 4 June 1900; Clarksfield, Huron Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 OH Huron Clarkfield, ED10, family 179
    Clark, Edgar L, head, b: Oct 1866, age 33, married 11 years, b: OH (same as parents), day laborer
    clark, Anna, wife, b: Jul 1865, age 34, married 11 years, 3 children born, 2 living, b: OH (father b: VT, mother b: OH)
    Clark, Jean, dau, b: Jul 1892, b: OH
    Clark, Don, son, b: Feb 1897, b: OH
    Hull, Alexander, boarder, b: Jul 1852, age 47, single, b: OH (father b: Scotland, mother b: Ireland), Railroad foreman; Household Member=Lavender Ann Wells4,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 22 April 1910; Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1910 OH Ashland Ashland Ward 2 ED12, family 250
    Clark, Edgar L, head, age 44, married 21 yars, b: OH 9same as parents) Stationary Engineer
    Clark, Anna L, wife, age 45, married 21 years, b: OH (father b: VT, mother b: OH)
    Clark, Dow J, son, age 13, b: OH
    Clark, Nancy A, mother, age 65, widow, 3 children born, 2 living, b: OH (same as parents), nurse for private family; Household Member=Lavender Ann Wells5,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 4 January 1920; Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1930 OH Ashland Jackson ED9, family 193
    Clark, Eleland, head, age 52, b: OH (same as parents), engineer "Dlationary?
    Clark, Anna, wife, age 54, b: OH (father b: VT, mother b: OH)
    Clark, Jean, dau, age 27, single, b: OH, bookkeper, garment ?; Household Member=Lavender Ann Wells6,2

Family: Lavender Ann Wells b. 13 Jul 1865, d. 26 Jan 1947

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1930 OH Ashland Jackson ED9, family 193 - Anna Clark (Minnie Wells).
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, Vital Records: Birth, Baptism, Christening, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Burial, LELAND CLARK
    b. 20 OCT 1867, Clarksfield, OH
    d. 10 MAR 1929, Ashland, Ashland Co, OH
    Married: Anna CLARK
    Father: Calvine CLARK, b. Clarksfield, OH
    Mother: Nancy Ann DAY, b. Clarksfield, OH
    Buried: Day Cemetery, Huron Co

    ANNA CLARK
    b. 13 JUL 1865, Wakeman, OH
    d. 25 JAN 1947, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH
    Widow: Edgar Leland CLARK
    Father: Francis James WELLS, b. Old Windsor, VT
    Mother: Ann HILL, b. Florence, OH
    Buried: Day Cemetery, Clarksfield, OH

    DORIS MARIE CLARK
    b. 27 SEPT 1899, Ashland
    d. 12 JUN 1938, Milton, Ashland Co, OH
    Divorced: Dow J CLARK
    Father: Eugene C GLESSNER, b. Polk, Ashland Co, OH
    Mother: Blanche ROLAND, b. Ashland, OH.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1900 OH Huron Clarkfield, ED10, family 179 - Edgar L Clark.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1910 OH Ashland Ashland Ward 2 ED12, family 250 - Edgar L Clark.
  6. United States Federal Census, 1920 OH Ashland Ashland ED4, family 14 - Eland Clark.

Sarah Cain1

F, #20932, b. 9 July 1816, d. 26 April 1895
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • Nickname: Sally Cain1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID448 _Researcher1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 13 March 1834; Mrs. Wells (Cain)
  • Married Name: 26 November 1846; Mrs. Rollins (Cain)
  • (Household Member) Census: 18 September 1850; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1850 MS Franklin family 209
    Rollins, David D, age 29, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 2, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 2 months, b: MS
    Wells, Thomas, age 14, b: MS
    Wells, John C, age 12, b: MS
    Wells, Mary A, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 8, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 6, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 28 September 1860; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1860 MS Franklin family 478
    Rollins, David D, age 39, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, age 44, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 13, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 10, b: MS
    Rollins, Louisa, age 6, b: MS
    Rollins, William, age 4, b: MS
    Rollins, Ann Eliza, age 1, b: MS
    Wells, Elizabeth, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 18, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 17, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins3,1

Family 1: Wiley Wells b. 24 Jan 1797, d. 19 Feb 1844

Family 2: David Dixon Rollins b. 4 Sep 1820, d. 29 Aug 1877

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Franklin family 478 - David D Rollins.

David Dixon Rollins1

M, #20933, b. 4 September 1820, d. 29 August 1877
  • Reference: W999 ID448

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

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Franklin family 478 - David D Rollins.

Frances Wells1

F, #20934, b. 2 January 1833, d. before 1850
  • Reference: W018 ID903

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.

Thomas J Wells1

M, #20935, b. 25 March 1836, d. 26 August 1916
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID448 _Researcher1
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 18 September 1850; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1850 MS Franklin family 209
    Rollins, David D, age 29, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 2, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 2 months, b: MS
    Wells, Thomas, age 14, b: MS
    Wells, John C, age 12, b: MS
    Wells, Mary A, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 8, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 6, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins5,1
  • (Head of Household) Census*: June 1860; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1860 AR Ashley Carter, family 66
    Wells, Thomas J, age 35, farmer, b: MS
    Wells, Mary F A E, age 22, b: MS; Household Member=Mary F A E Haley6,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 10 June 1870; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1870 AR Ashley Carter, family 125
    Wells, Thomas, age 32, farmer, b: MS
    Wells, Mary age 29, b: MS
    Wells, Jefferson, age 11, b: AR
    Wells, Francis, age 8, b: AR
    Wells, Sarah, age 5, b: AR
    Wells, Susan, age 4, b: AR7,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 14 June 1880; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194
    Wells, T J, age 44, farmer, b: MS (father b: VA, mother b: MS)
    Wells, Sarah A age 38, b: AL (father b: AL, mother b: NC)
    Wells, Jeff W, age 21, b: AR
    Wells, Frank M, age 18, b: AR
    Wells, Sarah E, age 15, b: AR
    Wells, Louisa A, age 14, b: AR
    Wells, Thomas E, age 7, b: AR
    Wells, Tilden, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Wells, Hendricks, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Sellon, Wilbur, age 18, b: OH (same as parents); Household Member=Sarah A Beasley, Household Member=Louisa Mary Wells, Household Member=Thomas E Wells, Household Member=Tilden James Wells, Household Member=Hendricks Wells, Household Member=Jefferson W Wells, Household Member=Francis M Wells, Household Member=Sarah E Wells, Household Member=Susan Wells4,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1900 AR Ashley Carter
    Wells, Thomas J, had, b: Mar 1836, age 64, married 29 years, b: MS (father b; VA
    Wells, Sarah A, wie, b: Jul 1841, age 58, married 29 years, b: AL
    Wells, Thomas, son, b: Jul 1873, single, b: AR; Household Member=Sarah A Beasley, Household Member=Thomas E Wells1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 26 April 1910; Prairie, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1910 AR Ashley Prairie, family 37
    Wells, Thomas J, head, age 73, married 39 years, b: MS (father b: GA, mother b: MS)
    Wells, Sarah E, wife, age 68, married 39, b: AL (parents b: SC)
    Wells, Thomas E, son, age 37, single, b: AR (father b: MS, mother b: AL); Household Member=Sarah A Beasley, Household Member=Thomas E Wells8,1

Family 1: Mary F A E Haley b. 28 Nov 1838, d. 24 Feb 1871

Family 2: Sarah A Beasley b. 22 Jul 1841, d. 23 Feb 1916

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Ashley Carter, family 66 - Thomas J Wells.
  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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    THE MS CAINS

    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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    THE MS CAINS

    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. United States Federal Census, 1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194 - T J Wells.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  6. United States Federal Census, 1860 AR Ashley Carter, family 66 - Thomas J Wells.
  7. United States Federal Census, 1870 AR Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  8. United States Federal Census, 1910 AR Ashley Prairie, family 37 - Thomas J Wells.
  9. United States Federal Census, 1870 MS Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.

Marilla Perkins1

F, #20936, b. 1806, d. 1851
  • Reference: W999 ID348
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Bonita: ladybonita_AT_usa.com; Researcher=_ID348 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 21 April 1834; Mrs. Wells (Perkins)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Shelburne, Chittenden Co., Vermont, USAG;
    James F Wells
    United States Census, 1850
    Name      James F Wells
    Event Type      Census
    Event Year      1850
    Event Place      Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
    Gender      Male
    Age      37
    Race      White
    Birth Year (Estimated)      1813
    Birthplace      Vermont
    House Number      132
    Household
         
    Role
         
    Gender
         
    Age
         
    Birthplace
    James F Wells           M      37      Vermont
    Marilla Wells           F      43      Vermont
    Lucy A Isham           F      14      Vermont; Head of Household=James Farnsworth Wells

Family: James Farnsworth Wells b. 1813, d. 13 Aug 1896

Citations

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

John Lee Calhoun Wells1,2

M, #20937, b. 12 May 1837, d. 30 June 1914
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • Name Variation: John Lee Wells
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 18 September 1850; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1850 MS Franklin family 209
    Rollins, David D, age 29, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 2, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 2 months, b: MS
    Wells, Thomas, age 14, b: MS
    Wells, John C, age 12, b: MS
    Wells, Mary A, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 8, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 6, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins3,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Franklin Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC;
    Straot, Evaline 31 MS:
    Strait, Mary M. 27 f;
    Strait, Martha 20 f:
    Strait, Bryant 14 m
    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.)
    ; Household Member=Adeline Mariah Strait1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Franklin Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    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.
    ; Household Member=Adeline Mariah Strait1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Franklin Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22
    WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS;
    WELLS, Adaline wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS;
    WELLS, Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS:
    WELLS, Lillie dau 20 Jan 1888, 12 MS:
    Noble, Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS;
    Noble, Forest, son in law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    ; Household Member=Adeline Mariah Strait1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910;
    1910 Fr.Co. #312
    WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS;
    WELLS, 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:
    ; Household Member=Adeline Mariah Strait2

Family: Adeline Mariah Strait b. 24 Jan 1847, d. 5 Apr 1914

Citations

  1. "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
    ---------

    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.
    .
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.

Adeline Mariah Strait1

F, #20938, b. 24 January 1847, d. 5 April 1914
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 8 December 1869; Mrs. Wells (Strait)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Franklin Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1870 Fr.Co. MS, p.55 #702 Strait, G.G. 66 SC;
    Straot, Evaline 31 MS:
    Strait, Mary M. 27 f;
    Strait, Martha 20 f:
    Strait, Bryant 14 m
    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.)
    ; Head of Household=John Lee Calhoun Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Franklin Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    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.
    ; Head of Household=John Lee Calhoun Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Franklin Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1900 Fr.Co. Beat 4 E.D. 52-22
    WELLS, John 12 May 1837, 63 MS;
    WELLS, Adaline wife 24 Jan 1848, 32 MS;
    WELLS, Pansey son 9 May 1885, 15 MS:
    WELLS, Lillie dau 20 Jan 1888, 12 MS:
    Noble, Daisey dau 27 May 1882 MS;
    Noble, Forest, son in law 9 Dec 1872, 25 MS.
    ; Head of Household=John Lee Calhoun Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910;
    1910 Fr.Co. #312
    WELLS, John L.C. 73 md once 41 yrs MS Unk MS;
    WELLS, 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:
    ; Head of Household=John Lee Calhoun Wells1

Family: John Lee Calhoun Wells b. 12 May 1837, d. 30 Jun 1914

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. "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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    THE MS CAINS

    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.
    .

Pansy Wells1

F, #20939, b. 4 May 1885, d. 22 November 1939
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 20 June 1903; Mrs. Porter (Wells)

Family: David Tillet Porter b. 21 Jan 1884, d. 21 Aug 1974

Citations

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

David Tillet Porter1

M, #20940, b. 21 January 1884, d. 21 August 1974
  • Reference: W018 ID903

Family: Pansy Wells b. 4 May 1885, d. 22 Nov 1939

Citations

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

Mary Ann Wells1

F, #20941, b. 20 August 1839
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 18 September 1850; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1850 MS Franklin family 209
    Rollins, David D, age 29, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 2, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 2 months, b: MS
    Wells, Thomas, age 14, b: MS
    Wells, John C, age 12, b: MS
    Wells, Mary A, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 8, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 6, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 28 September 1860; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1860 MS Franklin family 478
    Rollins, David D, age 39, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, age 44, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 13, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 10, b: MS
    Rollins, Louisa, age 6, b: MS
    Rollins, William, age 4, b: MS
    Rollins, Ann Eliza, age 1, b: MS
    Wells, Elizabeth, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 18, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 17, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins3,1

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Franklin family 478 - David D Rollins.

Martha Malinda Wells1

F, #20942, b. 16 October 1841
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 18 September 1850; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1850 MS Franklin family 209
    Rollins, David D, age 29, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 2, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 2 months, b: MS
    Wells, Thomas, age 14, b: MS
    Wells, John C, age 12, b: MS
    Wells, Mary A, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 8, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 6, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 28 September 1860; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1860 MS Franklin family 478
    Rollins, David D, age 39, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, age 44, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 13, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 10, b: MS
    Rollins, Louisa, age 6, b: MS
    Rollins, William, age 4, b: MS
    Rollins, Ann Eliza, age 1, b: MS
    Wells, Elizabeth, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 18, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 17, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins3,1
  • Married Name: 9 December 1869; Mrs. Cupit (Wells)

Family: James Polk Cupit b. May 1846, d. 26 Jul 1906

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Franklin family 478 - David D Rollins.

James Polk Cupit1

M, #20943, b. May 1846, d. 26 July 1906
  • Reference: W018 ID903

Family: Martha Malinda Wells b. 16 Oct 1841

Citations

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

Sarah J Wells1,2

F, #20944, b. 1844
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 18 September 1850; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1850 MS Franklin family 209
    Rollins, David D, age 29, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 2, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 2 months, b: MS
    Wells, Thomas, age 14, b: MS
    Wells, John C, age 12, b: MS
    Wells, Mary A, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 8, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 6, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins1,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 28 September 1860; Franklin Co., Mississippi, USAG;
    1860 MS Franklin family 478
    Rollins, David D, age 39, farmer, b: LA
    Rollins, Sarah, age 44, b: MS
    Rollins, Theresa, age 13, b: MS
    Rollins, David D, age 10, b: MS
    Rollins, Louisa, age 6, b: MS
    Rollins, William, age 4, b: MS
    Rollins, Ann Eliza, age 1, b: MS
    Wells, Elizabeth, age 10, b: MS
    Wells, Martha M, age 18, b: MS
    Wells, Sarah J, age 17, b: MS; Head of Household=David Dixon Rollins3,2

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Franklin family 478 - David D Rollins.

Elvena _____1,2

F, #20945, b. 1870
  • Reference: W015 ID348
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Bonita: ladybonita_AT_usa.com; Researcher=_ID348 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: before 10 January 1920; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Harry Andrew Wells b. 8 Feb 1870, d. 19 Aug 1993

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1920 OH Lucas Toledo Ward 1 Ed24, family 244 - Harry Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Welles1

F, #20946, b. circa 1650
  • Reference: W015
  • Nam-Std: Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1665; Mrs. Curtis (Welles)

Citations

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

Mary F A E Haley1,2,3

F, #20947, b. 28 November 1838, d. 24 February 1871
  • Reference: W018 ID903

Family: Thomas J Wells b. 25 Mar 1836, d. 26 Aug 1916

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1860 MS Ashley Carter, family 66 - Thomas J Wells.
  2. "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.


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

    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.
    .
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194 - T J Wells.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1860 AR Ashley Carter, family 66 - Thomas J Wells.
  6. United States Federal Census, 1870 MS Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.

Jefferson W Wells1,2,3

M, #20948, b. 21 February 1859
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher3
  • (Household Member) Census: 14 June 1880; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194
    Wells, T J, age 44, farmer, b: MS (father b: VA, mother b: MS)
    Wells, Sarah A age 38, b: AL (father b: AL, mother b: NC)
    Wells, Jeff W, age 21, b: AR
    Wells, Frank M, age 18, b: AR
    Wells, Sarah E, age 15, b: AR
    Wells, Louisa A, age 14, b: AR
    Wells, Thomas E, age 7, b: AR
    Wells, Tilden, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Wells, Hendricks, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Sellon, Wilbur, age 18, b: OH (same as parents); Head of Household=Thomas J Wells5,3
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1900; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1900 AR Ashley Carter, ED10, family 276? - Wells, Jeff W, head, b: Sep 1959, age 41, single,, b: AR (parents b: MS), farmer3
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Fannin Co., Texas, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Jeff Wells
    Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 6, Fannin, Texas
    Age: 39
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
    Birthplace: Alabama
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Spouse's Name: Malinda H
    Race: White

    Jeff Wells 39
    Malinda H Wells 41
    Katie C Wells 14
    Jeferson h Wells 12
    Rhoda H Wells 10
    Marvin F Wells 6
    Lexia n Wells 4



    3

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1870 MS Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  2. "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.
    .
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1870 AR Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194 - T J Wells.

Francis M Wells1,2

M, #20949, b. 17 July 1861
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 14 June 1880; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194
    Wells, T J, age 44, farmer, b: MS (father b: VA, mother b: MS)
    Wells, Sarah A age 38, b: AL (father b: AL, mother b: NC)
    Wells, Jeff W, age 21, b: AR
    Wells, Frank M, age 18, b: AR
    Wells, Sarah E, age 15, b: AR
    Wells, Louisa A, age 14, b: AR
    Wells, Thomas E, age 7, b: AR
    Wells, Tilden, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Wells, Hendricks, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Sellon, Wilbur, age 18, b: OH (same as parents); Head of Household=Thomas J Wells5,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Nichols, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1900 AR Conway Nichols ED10, family 96
    Wells, Francis M, hea, b: Jun 1861, age 28 widowed, b; AR, father b: TN, mother b: MS
    Wells, William H, son, b: Jan 1893, b: AR
    Wells, Rubin, son, b: Oct 1886, age 13, b: AR
    Wells, Nancy E,, dau, b: Jun 1889 b: AR
    Wells, Thomas, son, b: May 1891 b: AR
    Wells, John S, son, b: Jan 1894, age 5, b: AR
    Wells, George H, son, b: Sep 1896, b: AR
    Wells, Larance C, son,, b: May 1898, age 2, b: AR; Household Member=William H Wells, Household Member=Reuben Wells, Household Member=Nancy E Wells, Household Member=Thomas Wells, Household Member=John S Wells, Household Member=George H Wells, Household Member=Lawrence C Wells2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1910; Nichols, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1910 AR Conway Nichols ED10, family 96
    Wells, Francis M, head, age 48, 2nd marriage 11 years, b: AR
    Wells, Martha J, wife, age 32, 2nd marriage 11 years, 5 children born, 2 living , b: AR
    Wells,John S, son, age 17, single, b: AR
    Wells, Lawrence C, son, age 12, b: aR
    Wells, Margaret D, dau, age 7, b: AR
    Wells, Otis G, son, age 3, b: AR; Household Member=John S Wells, Household Member=Lawrence C Wells, Household Member=Martha J _____, Household Member=Margaret D Wells, Household Member=Otis G Wells2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Nichols, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1920 AR Conway Nichols ED10, family 96
    Wells, Francis M, head, age 52, 2nd marriage 11 years, b: AR
    Wells, Martha J, wife, age 41, 2nd marriage 11 years, 5 children born, 2 living , b: AR
    Wells, Otis G, son, age 13, b: AR
    Wells, Leon, son, age 9, b: AR; Household Member=Martha J _____, Household Member=Otis G Wells, Household Member=Leon D Wells2

Family 1:

Family 2: Martha J _____ b. 1878

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1870 MS Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1850 MS Franklin family 209 - David D Rollins.
  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
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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.
    .
  5. United States Federal Census, 1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194 - T J Wells.

Sarah E Wells1,2,3

F, #20950, b. 6 July 1864
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher3
  • (Household Member) Census: 14 June 1880; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194
    Wells, T J, age 44, farmer, b: MS (father b: VA, mother b: MS)
    Wells, Sarah A age 38, b: AL (father b: AL, mother b: NC)
    Wells, Jeff W, age 21, b: AR
    Wells, Frank M, age 18, b: AR
    Wells, Sarah E, age 15, b: AR
    Wells, Louisa A, age 14, b: AR
    Wells, Thomas E, age 7, b: AR
    Wells, Tilden, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Wells, Hendricks, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Sellon, Wilbur, age 18, b: OH (same as parents); Head of Household=Thomas J Wells5,3
  • Married Name: 17 September 1884; Mrs. Wheat (Wells)

Family: J A Wheat

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1870 MS Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  2. "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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    THE MS CAINS

    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.
    .
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1870 AR Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194 - T J Wells.

Susan Wells1,2

F, #20951, b. 1866
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 14 June 1880; Carter, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194
    Wells, T J, age 44, farmer, b: MS (father b: VA, mother b: MS)
    Wells, Sarah A age 38, b: AL (father b: AL, mother b: NC)
    Wells, Jeff W, age 21, b: AR
    Wells, Frank M, age 18, b: AR
    Wells, Sarah E, age 15, b: AR
    Wells, Louisa A, age 14, b: AR
    Wells, Thomas E, age 7, b: AR
    Wells, Tilden, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Wells, Hendricks, age 3, b: AR (twin) (male)
    Sellon, Wilbur, age 18, b: OH (same as parents); Head of Household=Thomas J Wells4,2

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1870 MS Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1870 AR Ashley Carter, family 125 - Thomas J Wells.
  4. United States Federal Census, 1880 AR Ashley Carter ED7, family 194 - T J Wells.

Zella Purtee1

F, #20953, b. circa 1930
  • Reference: W015 ID348
  • Birth*: circa 19301
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Bonita: ladybonita_AT_usa.com; Researcher=_ID348 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: 1947; Mrs. Wells (Purtee)

Family:

Citations

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

Mary _____1

F, #20964, b. 1869
  • Reference: W015 ID348
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Bonita: ladybonita_AT_usa.com; Researcher=_ID348 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 17 April 1930; Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1920 OH Lucas Toledo Ward 1 Ed24, family 244
    Wells, Harry A, head, age 60, married age 20, b: OH (same as parents), railroad engineer
    Wells, Mary, wife, age 61, married age 21, b: MD (father b: MD, mother b: PA); Head of Household=Harry Andrew Wells2,1
  • Married Name: before 17 April 1930; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Harry Andrew Wells b. 8 Feb 1870, d. 19 Aug 1993

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1920 OH Lucas Toledo Ward 1 Ed24, family 244 - Harry Wells.

Clifton Wells1

F, #20966, b. 1901
  • Reference: W018
  • Nickname: Clifie Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 16 April 1910; Rising Star, Eastland Co., Texas, USAG;
    1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25
    Wells, Joe R, head, age 49, 2nd marriage 14 years, b: TX
    Wells, Ella, wife, age 40, 1st marriage 14 years, 6 children born/living, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Horace M, son, age 13, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, age 13, b: TX
    Wells, Clifie, dau, age 9, b: TX
    Wells, Dave, son, age 7, b: TX
    Wells, Alton, son, age 5, b: TX
    Wells, Edith, dau, age 3, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 2 February 1920; Lone Oak, Hunt Co., Texas, USAG;
    1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89
    Wells, Joe R, head, age 58, b: TX (parents b: AL?), farmer
    Wells, Ella M, wife, age 48, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Horace M, son, age 23, single, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, age 21, married, b: TX
    Wells, Agie A, dau-in-law, age 17, b: TX
    Wells, Cliffie, dau, age 20, single, b: TX
    Wells, Dave T, son, age 18, b: TX
    Wells, Alton B, son, age 15, b: TX
    Wells, Edith, dau, age 13, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells3,1

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. United States Federal Census, 1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25 - Joe R Wells.
  3. United States Federal Census, 1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89 - Joe R Wells.

Terah Wells1,2

M, #20967, b. 4 October 1904, d. 4 December 1904
  • Reference: W018 ID272

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1920 TX Wood Fouke ED154, family 194 - Robert S Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lois E _____1

F, #20968, b. 1908, d. 1988
  • Reference: W018 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1930; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Julus E Wells b. 9 Feb 1902, d. Apr 1968

Citations

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

David Thompson Wells1,2

M, #20969, b. 1903
  • Reference: W018
  • Name Variation: Dave T Wells3,4
  • (Household Member) Census: 16 April 1910; Rising Star, Eastland Co., Texas, USAG;
    1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25
    Wells, Joe R, head, age 49, 2nd marriage 14 years, b: TX
    Wells, Ella, wife, age 40, 1st marriage 14 years, 6 children born/living, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Horace M, son, age 13, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, age 13, b: TX
    Wells, Clifie, dau, age 9, b: TX
    Wells, Dave, son, age 7, b: TX
    Wells, Alton, son, age 5, b: TX
    Wells, Edith, dau, age 3, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells1,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 2 February 1920; Lone Oak, Hunt Co., Texas, USAG;
    1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89
    Wells, Joe R, head, age 58, b: TX (parents b: AL?), farmer
    Wells, Ella M, wife, age 48, b: KY (same as parents)
    Wells, Horace M, son, age 23, single, b: TX
    Wells, Wade, son, age 21, married, b: TX
    Wells, Agie A, dau-in-law, age 17, b: TX
    Wells, Cliffie, dau, age 20, single, b: TX
    Wells, Dave T, son, age 18, b: TX
    Wells, Alton B, son, age 15, b: TX
    Wells, Edith, dau, age 13, b: TX; Head of Household=Joel B Wells5,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1930; Mineola, Wood Co., Texas, USAG;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about David Wells
    Name: David Wells
    Home in 1930: Mineola, Wood, Texas
    View Map
    Age: 28
    Estimated birth year: abt 1902
    Birthplace: Texas
    Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
    Spouse's name: Louise
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William L Kine 48
    Eva Kine 40
    Irene Kine 17
    David Wells 28
    Louise Wells 19

    ; Household Member=Mary Louise Kine

Family: Mary Louise Kine b. 1911

Citations

  1. United States Federal Census, 1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25 - Joe R Wells.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. 1910 TX Eastland Rising Star ED49, family 25 - Joe R Wells unknown record type, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, USA.
  4. 1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89 - Joe R Wells unknown record type, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, USA.
  5. United States Federal Census, 1920 TX Hunt Lone Oak, ED148, family 89 - Joe R Wells.

William H Wells1

M, #20970, b. January 1883
  • Reference: W018 ID903
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID903 _Researcher1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Nichols, Ashley Co., Arkansas, USAG;
    1900 AR Conway Nichols ED10, family 96
    Wells, Francis M, hea, b: Jun 1861, age 28 widowed, b; AR, father b: TN, mother b: MS
    Wells, William H, son, b: Jan 1893, b: AR
    Wells, Rubin, son, b: Oct 1886, age 13, b: AR
    Wells, Nancy E,, dau, b: Jun 1889 b: AR
    Wells, Thomas, son, b: May 1891 b: AR
    Wells, John S, son, b: Jan 1894, age 5, b: AR
    Wells, George H, son, b: Sep 1896, b: AR
    Wells, Larance C, son,, b: May 1898, age 2, b: AR; Head of Household=Francis M Wells1

Citations

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