William George Wells1

M, #21755, b. 1874
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

Elizabeth _____1

F, #21756, b. 1842
  • Reference: W999 ID383
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: W019_B373_ID383; Researcher=_ID383 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: circa 1870; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Henry Wells b. c 1834

Citations

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

Mary Wells1

F, #21757, b. circa 1871
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

William Wells1

M, #21758, b. circa 1875
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

Matilda Wells1

F, #21759, b. circa 1877
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

George Wells1

M, #21760, b. circa 1882
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

Edith _____1

F, #21761, b. circa 1868
  • Reference: W999 ID383
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: W019_B373_ID383; Researcher=_ID383 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: circa 1887; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: George Wells b. c 1864

Citations

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

Elizabeth Wells1

F, #21762, b. circa 1888
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

Florence Mary Wells1

F, #21763, b. circa 1882
  • Reference: W484 ID383
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: W019_B373_ID383; Researcher=_ID383 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: circa 1900; Mrs. Nesbitt (Wells)

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Allyson Allyn submitted GEDCOM File C:TMGWGEDCOMSID765C~1.GED imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:17:33.

Thomas Burton Wells1

M, #21764, b. 20 June 1885, d. 23 August 1979
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

Lillian Grace Wells1

F, #21765, b. circa 1870
  • Reference: W484 ID383
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: W019_B373_ID383; Researcher=_ID383 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Green (Wells)

Family: James Green b. c 1870

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Allyson Allyn submitted GEDCOM File C:TMGWGEDCOMSID765C~1.GED imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:17:33.

Ernest George Wells1

M, #21766, b. circa 1880
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Citations

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

Henery John Wells1

M, #21767, b. circa 1871
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Family: Polly Cooper b. c 1870

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Allyson Allyn submitted GEDCOM File C:TMGWGEDCOMSID765C~1.GED imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:17:33.

Edwin James Wells1

M, #21768, b. circa 1873
  • Reference: W484 ID383

Family: Alice Gray

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Allyson Allyn submitted GEDCOM File C:TMGWGEDCOMSID765C~1.GED imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:17:33.

Maud Wells1

F, #21769, b. circa 1890, d. circa 1988
  • Reference: W484 ID383
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: W019_B373_ID383; Researcher=_ID383 _Researcher1
  • Married Name: circa 1910; Mrs. Beale (Wells)

Family: Percy Amos Beale b. c 1890

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. Allyson Allyn submitted GEDCOM File C:TMGWGEDCOMSID765C~1.GED imported on 09/09/2008 at 09:17:33.

Samuel Harvey Jeffers1,2

M, #21770, b. 6 June 1865, d. 4 May 1953
  • Reference: W999 ID267
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Providence, Saratoga Co., New York, USAG; in the household of John Pettit, identifed as Samuel Pettit.1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; Swan Lake Twp., Pocahontas Co., Iowa, USAG; in the household of his stepfather Henry Brower identified as ''SamuelH. Brower''. I was always told that Sam Jeffers came to Iowa fromBallston Spa, NY in the the early
    1870's with his mother andstepfather and many other relatives. They first settled nearFredericksburg in Chickasaw Co., IA and iIn 1879 came by wagon trainto Pocahontas Co., IA where Sam's stepfather, Henry Brower, settled ona farm in Section 7 of Swan Lake Twp.1,5,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1885; Swan Lake Twp., Pocahontas Co., Iowa, USAG; in the household of Henry Brower. The 1885 census is the first time heappears as ''Samuel H. Jeffers''.1,6,2
  • Occupation*: between 1890 and 1953; Poland Twp., Buena Vista Co., Iowa, USAG; farmer1,2
  • Living*: 1899; Oklahoma, USAG; Sam Jeffers rented out his land and moved his family to OK sometime inthe 1890's, presumably to Kingfisher Co. where Henry & Carrie Browerand family had settled. I don't know how long they stayed in OK, butthey apparently did not like it there and moved back to IA. He isknown to have been living in IA in 1900 and 1905.1,7,2

Family: Orpha ''Ollie'' Wells b. 16 Nov 1868, d. 28 Jul 1946

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Marriage Record of Pocahontas Co., IA, 1888-1894, p. 151, record No. 235.
  4. Marriage Register of Pocahontas Co., IA,1998 transcribed by Ann Y. Sullivan from microfilm, Vol. 1, p. 8, Record No. 235, application 2 Sept. 1890.
  5. 1880 Federal Census of Pocahontas Co., IA, PAGE 15 (on Page 174 of the book), DWELLING NO. 120, FAMILY NO. 131.
  6. 1885Iowa Census of Swan Lake, Pocahontas Co. IA, PAGE 271, DWELLING NO. 40, Section 7 NE NW, FAMILY NO. 40.
  7. The Laurens Sun, First reported Sept 1899, reprinted 9 Sept 1954 in 55 Years AgoColumn, ''Sam Jeffers was up from Oklahoma on Business.'' Firstreported 1905, reprinted (unknow date) in ?? Years Ago Column, ''Mr.and Mrs W. D. Cottrell and Mr. and Mrs.Sam Jeffers returned on Fridayfrom their trip through the south...''.

Orpha ''Ollie'' Wells1,2

F, #21771, b. 16 November 1868, d. 28 July 1946
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Student) Education*: Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; at Professor Edward L. Wells' Teacher Training School
    1,2
  • Namesake*: (possibly) Orpha Northrup, wife of her uncle Charles Northrup1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,5,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Age in 1870: 26
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Hale
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 26
    Harriet Wells 28
    Fred Wells 5
    Helen Wells 3
    Orpha Wells 1
    Ira Baker 17

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,6,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,7,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about G. W. Wells
    Name: G. W. Wells
    Home in 1880: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Sarah
    Father's birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

    :

    :

    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    G. W. Wells 35
    Sarah Wells 20
    Fred Wells 16
    Hellen Wells 13
    Orpha Wells 12
    Clarence Wells 9
    Emma Wells 8
    Clinton Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,8,2
  • Occupation*: between 1885 and 1890; school teacher She taught school in IL prior to moving to IA in the spring of 1889.She taught one year 1889-90 at the country school in Section 7 or 8 ofSwan Lake Twp. in Pocahontas Co., IA prior to her marriage to SamJeffers. This country school was very close to the farm of SamJeffer's mother and stepfather, Carrie and Henry Brower, and some oftheir younger children may have been her students.
    1,2
  • Married Name: 8 September 1890; Mrs. Jeffers (Wells)

Family: Samuel Harvey Jeffers b. 6 Jun 1865, d. 4 May 1953

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Marriage Record of Pocahontas Co., IA, 1888-1894, p. 151, record No. 235.
  4. Marriage Register of Pocahontas Co., IA,1998 transcribed by Ann Y. Sullivan from microfilm, Vol. 1, p. 8, Record No. 235, application 2 Sept. 1890.
  5. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, Page no.356 (right side), family of George Wells.
  6. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 169, family no. 170, stamped page no.356 (right side),family of George Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.
  7. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, Page no. 214 (right side), family of G. W. Wells, age 12, born IL,father born OH, mother born PA.
  8. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, dwelling no. 101, family no. 106, stamped page no. 214 (right side),handwritten page no. 11, family of G. W. Wells, age 35, farmer, bornIL, both parents born OH, my personal transcription from LDSmicrofilm, Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.

Sgt. George Washington Wells1

M, #21772, b. 19 October 1844, d. 10 September 1887
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • Birth*: 19 October 1844; Porter Twp., Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG; Birth date calculated from death date and age on his cemetery marker.He claimed he was 18 when he joined the army in 1861 which would makehis birthyear 1843, but he may have lied about his age since otherdata are consistent with him being born 1844. The 1850 Census of OgleCo., IL indicates he was born in OH, and OH is assumed to be correctsince 1850 is ''closer to the event'' than any other record found todate. The 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census of Ogle Co., IL all indicate hewas born in IL, but the 1880 census indicates father born in OH forall of his children. When he joined the army he claimed he was bornin IL .
    2,4,5,6,3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1 March 1864; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; WELLS,     GEORGE W     NORTHRUP, HARRIETT     1864-03-01     00C/     2470     OGLE

    George Wells and Harriet Northrup were married when the men of the 39IL infantry were home on furlough Jan - Mar 1864. George hadreenlisted, and he must have left for Chicago, to return to the warwith the 39th, just a few days after they were married. (This Ifigured out after reading a history of the 39th IL Infantry.)Harriet's parents lived in Section 7 of Marion Twp., so George Wellswho lived in Section 18, married the girl next door, but they may nothave been childhood sweethearts since Harriet was two years older thanGeorge.; Bride=Harriet Northrup2,7,3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 22 February 1876; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; WELLS,     GEORGE (31)     GRIMES, SARAH A (16)     1876-02-22     00E/     5192     OGLE

    After the death of Harriett and the triplets, George married Sarah A. Grimes February 22, 1876.; Bride=Sarah Amelia Grimes2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: 10 September 1887; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG2,3
  • Burial: 10 September 1887; Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG
  • Burial: 10 September 1887; Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG
  • Death: 10 September 1887; Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG
  • (Witness) Burial*: after 10 September 1887; Rockvale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; George W. Wells and family have a common cemetery marker, about eightfeet high, with WELLS at the base on the west side. The west side ofthe marker reads ''George W. Wells | Sergt. Co. D 39th | Regt. IllVet. Vol. | Died | Sept. 10, 1887 | aged | 42 Ys 10 Ms 22 Ds |At Rest'' .
    2,3
  • (Interred) Probate: 16 September 1887; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG2,8,3
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Head of Household=Peter Wells2,9,3
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George W Wells
    Name: George W Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Rockvale, Ogle, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Oregon
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 41
    Harriett J Wells 41
    James E Wells 20
    William Wells 18
    George W Wells 16
    Elnora Wells 10
    Mary Ann Moore 17
    Thomas Moore 15
    Emna C Moore 13
    Franklin G Moore 10
    Anneline E Moore 8
    George W Wells 33

    ; Head of Household=Peter Wells2,10,3
  • Milit-Beg*: between 1861 and 1865; USA; He claimed his residence was Lane, Ogle Co. IL when he joined thearmy. (The town of Lane was later renamed Rochelle.) He joined forservice and enrolled 12 Sept 1861 at Lane, IL; mustered in 11 Oct 1861at Chicago; re-enlisted as a veteran in 1864; mustered out as Sergeant6 Dec 1865. Roy B. Wells wrote that he was wounded in both knees. Theonly positively identified photo of George Wells that I have shows himin Union Army uniform.2,11,12,13,14,3
  • Occupation*: between 1865 and 1887; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; farmer The 1870 Census indicates real estate value $3,000 and personalproperty $1,000.2,4,3
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Age in 1870: 26
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Hale
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 26
    Harriet Wells 28
    Fred Wells 5
    Helen Wells 3
    Orpha Wells 1
    Ira Baker 17

    ; Household Member=Harriet Northrup, Household Member=Frederick G Wells, Household Member=Helen Deline [Or Delina?] Wells, Household Member=Orpha ''Ollie'' Wells2,15,3
  • Living: 1878; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; P O Oregon according to the 1878 History of Ogle Co. IL.2,16,3
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about G. W. Wells
    Name: G. W. Wells
    Home in 1880: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Sarah
    Father's birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

    :

    :

    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    G. W. Wells 35
    Sarah Wells 20
    Fred Wells 16
    Hellen Wells 13
    Orpha Wells 12
    Clarence Wells 9
    Emma Wells 8
    Clinton Wells 2

    ; Household Member=Sarah Amelia Grimes, Household Member=Frederick G Wells, Household Member=Helen Deline [Or Delina?] Wells, Household Member=Orpha ''Ollie'' Wells, Household Member=Clarence Wells, Household Member=Emma Wells, Household Member=Clinton Wells2,17,3

Family 1: Harriet Northrup b. 22 Sep 1842, d. 7 Dec 1875

  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1 March 1864; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; WELLS,     GEORGE W     NORTHRUP, HARRIETT     1864-03-01     00C/     2470     OGLE

    George Wells and Harriet Northrup were married when the men of the 39IL infantry were home on furlough Jan - Mar 1864. George hadreenlisted, and he must have left for Chicago, to return to the warwith the 39th, just a few days after they were married. (This Ifigured out after reading a history of the 39th IL Infantry.)Harriet's parents lived in Section 7 of Marion Twp., so George Wellswho lived in Section 18, married the girl next door, but they may nothave been childhood sweethearts since Harriet was two years older thanGeorge.; Bride=Harriet Northrup2,7,3

Family 2: Sarah Amelia Grimes b. Jul 1860, d. 1951

  • (Groom) Marriage*: 22 February 1876; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; WELLS,     GEORGE (31)     GRIMES, SARAH A (16)     1876-02-22     00E/     5192     OGLE

    After the death of Harriett and the triplets, George married Sarah A. Grimes February 22, 1876.; Bride=Sarah Amelia Grimes2,3

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.
  2. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  4. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, Page 356.
  5. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, Page 214.
  6. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104, family of Peter Wells.
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, on line data base,Illinois State Archives, WELLS, GEORGE W NORTHRUP, HARRIETT OGLE 03/01/1864 Vol. C/,license No. 2470.
  8. Hampton, Shirley Edwards, correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan andextracted records as cited., Report 8/13/02 cites probate record dated 16 Sep 1887.
  9. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.
  10. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251 of the original record, ancestry.com image #251.
  11. History of Ogle Co IL 1878, Portraits of Early Settlers and ProminentMen, page 401, Wells, George W. e. Aug 12, 1861, vet., m. o. Dec. 6, 1865as sergt..
  12. Muster & Descriptive Roll, Co. D, 39th IL Infantry Volunteers, Page 21.
  13. American Civil War Soldiers Database, record # 928683.
  14. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, Letter, 31 December 2001.
  15. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 169, family no. 170, stamped page no.356 (right side),family of George Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.
  16. History of Ogle Co IL 1878, Portraits of Early Settlers and ProminentMen, pg 830...Marion Township, WELLS, G. W. farmer; Sec 18; P O Oregon.
  17. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, dwelling no. 101, family no. 106, stamped page no. 214 (right side),handwritten page no. 11, family of G. W. Wells, age 35, farmer, bornIL, both parents born OH, my personal transcription from LDSmicrofilm, Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.

Harriet Northrup1,2

F, #21773, b. 22 September 1842, d. 7 December 1875
  • Reference: W999 ID267
  • Birth*: 22 September 1842; Litchfield, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, USAG; Birth date calculated from death date and age on her grave marker. (Mymother said that Harriet was born in 1842, but she believed that shewas born in Ogle Co. IL.)

    1,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1 March 1864; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; WELLS,     GEORGE W     NORTHRUP, HARRIETT     1864-03-01     00C/     2470     OGLE

    George Wells and Harriet Northrup were married when the men of the 39IL infantry were home on furlough Jan - Mar 1864. George hadreenlisted, and he must have left for Chicago, to return to the warwith the 39th, just a few days after they were married. (This Ifigured out after reading a history of the 39th IL Infantry.)Harriet's parents lived in Section 7 of Marion Twp., so George Wellswho lived in Section 18, married the girl next door, but they may nothave been childhood sweethearts since Harriet was two years older thanGeorge.; Groom=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,3,2
  • Burial*: 7 December 1875; Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG
  • (Deceased) Death*: 7 December 1875; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; It has been handed down in the family that Harriet died in childbirth,having triplets, and this is confirmed by the following report of herdeath that appeared in the Ogle County Reporter (a weekly newspaper): OGLE COUNTY REPORTER (The following account is of the first case of the kind ofhappening in Ogle County which has come under our observation and wepresume the first that has occurred in northern Illinois.) The town of Marion, this county, was the location of a case ofdeath from childbirth. The unfortunate lady was Mrs. Wells, wife ofGeorge Wells, a well-to-do farmer. Tuesday Last Mrs. (nee HarrietNorthrup) Wells gave birth to an infant about half-past nine in themorning, at half-past two P. M. to another, followed by a third about'eleven o'clock in the night. Two of the infants were dead when born, the other however dyingshortly after birth. Mrs Wells herself died half an hour after thethird child was born, her suffering being too great for mortalendurance. Two of the infants were females. The funeral, which took place at the Brooklyn school houseThursday, was largely attended by friends of the family. Mrs Wellsand the three infants were interred in one coffin, two of the babesbeing placed in one of her arms, and one in the other. Deceased appeared to be a young health woman, thirty-three yearsof age. ''Death lies on her like an untimely frost.'' She leaves fivechildren, three girls and two boys, and a husband who feels his lossas only a father with small children can, when the wailing cry for''mother'' falls on him, grief stricken and sorrowful. The funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. G. W. Crofts, of thiscity. It was efficient and effective. From my mother I have a typed transcription of this article, but I donot know the source of the transcription. A handwritten notes on itreads ''December 16, 1875'' identified as date of death, but that dateis most likely the date of publication. The article says that herfuneral ''took place...Thursday''. Assuming 16 December is thepublication date she died 7 December, which agrees with the date onher grave marker, and her funeral was held on 9 December. (ShirleyStroud's group sheet, based on information from Ethel Meligan Hartley,has ''about Dec 13, 1887[sic]'' for Harriet's date of death.)

    1,2

Family: Sgt. George Washington Wells b. 19 Oct 1844, d. 10 Sep 1887

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, on line data base,Illinois State Archives, WELLS, GEORGE W NORTHRUP, HARRIETT OGLE 03/01/1864 Vol. C/,license No. 2470.
  4. 1850 Federal Census of Litchfield Twp, Bradford Co., PA, transcriptionby John Hoff and my personal transcription from Ancestry.com ImagesOnline, Harriet Northrup, 8, b. PA, family 147, page 213.
  5. 1860 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, Page 118 of the original census, transcribed from Microfilm #M66553-215, household no. 869, family no. 815, family of Geo.Northrup..
  6. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 169, family no. 170, stamped page no.356 (right side),family of George Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.

Daisy Wells1,2

F, #21774, b. 6 July 1880, d. 17 September 1967
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • Birth*: 6 July 1880; Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; Not listed in Census of 1880, so therefore born after 10 June 1880.Jan VanBuskirk wrote, ''Aunt Edy said on July 31, 2001 (I assume to beSarah Grimes birthday), Sarah Grimes Wells Brayton would have been141, Daisy would have been 121, and her daughter, Nellie (the oldestsurviving to adulthood) would have been 101.''

    1,3,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 15 December 1896; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; Illinois State Marriage Index: 15 Dec 1896 OGLE Co., IL: 002/ 00008978 (D/O GEORGE & SARAH)

    Her obituary says they were married 15 Dec 1897.

    WELLS,     DAISY (D/O GEORGE & SARAH)     HARDING, HARRY A (S/O WM & MARY)     1896-12-15     002/     8978     OGLE; Groom=Harry A Harding1,4,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 17 September 1967; Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois, USAG1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 17 September 1967; Byron Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,5,2

Family: Harry A Harding b. May 1876, d. 2 Jul 1963

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. VanBuskirk, Janice P., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as cited, email 8/6/2001.
  4. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, on line data base,Illinois State Archives, HARDING, HARRY A (S/O WM & MARY) WELLS, DAISY (D/O GEORGE & SARAH)OGLE 12/15/1896 2/ 8978.
  5. VanBuskirk, Janice P., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as cited, Descendants of George W. Wells, 29 Dec 2001.
  6. VanBuskirk, Janice P., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as cited, Email, 24 Aug 2002.
  7. 1900 Federal Census of Ogle Co. IL,transcription by Ann Y. Sullivan from online image of Census Microfilmat Genealogy.com, Marion Twp., ED 84, Page 188B in the household of Fred Brayton.
  8. 1920 Federal Census of Ogle Co., IL,Ann Y. Sullivan transcription from Ancestry.com images online, appears with ''Hardin'', Harry, Roll: T625_398, Page: 8A, ED: 83 Image:108, Byron ancestry.com Image #15.

Peter Wells1,2

M, #21775, b. 1819, d. after 1865
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • Birth*: 1819; New York, USAG; The 1850 census would have him born about 1819. The 1860 census wouldhave him born about 1816. Roy B. Wells wrote ''...in the basement ofthe old Capitol, in Springfield, IL I found that Peter Wells was bornin NY in 1819.''1,3,4,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 6 October 1838; Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG; Bride=Polly Delina Page1,5,6,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 19 November 1854; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index says Peter Wells married Harried''Moon'', but Laura Wells wrote 6/28/02 that the actual marriagecertificate appears to read Harriet J. ''Moore''. Also, severalchildren who appear in the family of Peter Wells in the Census of 1860are clearly named Moore.; Bride=Harriet _____1,7,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1865; Roy B. Wells wrote, ''Clifford [Wells] told me in 1965 that Peter went west, in a wagon train and was never heard from again. He is supposed to have died enroute, and word came back from another source, that he died some where in the west''. Roy told me 8/02/02 that Clifford E.Wells had said that Peter was headed for California. Clifford thought maybe Peter died in Kansas but had searched in Kansas and did not find anything there. Roy theorizes that Peter may have intended to join relatives in California. These cousins may have been Ambrose and Rosalinda Wells Carner (daughter of Peter's uncle Abraham Wells) who first settled in Sutter Co. CA and later lived in Mendocino Co., CA or Hiram Wells (son of Peter's uncle Abraham Wells) who married Welthy Harding and lived in southern CA near Los Angeles.1,8,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; Porter Twp., Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG; 1840 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Township: Porter
    County: Delaware
    State: Ohio
    wife and on small son on census
    (same as brother, Abraham)
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Household Member=Polly Delina Page, Household Member=James Edward Wells, Household Member=Rose L Wells, Household Member=William Marion Wells, Household Member=Sgt. George Washington Wells, Household Member=Elmore Wells1,9,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George W Wells
    Name: George W Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Rockvale, Ogle, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Oregon
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 41
    Harriett J Wells 41
    James E Wells 20
    William Wells 18
    George W Wells 16
    Elnora Wells 10
    Mary Ann Moore 17
    Thomas Moore 15
    Emna C Moore 13
    Franklin G Moore 10
    Anneline E Moore 8
    George W Wells 33

    ; Household Member=James Edward Wells, Household Member=William Marion Wells, Household Member=Sgt. George Washington Wells, Household Member=Elmore Wells, Household Member=Harriet _____1,10,2

Family 1: Polly Delina Page b. 1818, d. 1 Apr 1853

Family 2: Harriet _____ b. c 1819, d. c 6 Nov 1864

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, age 31, farmer, born NY, real estate $150, mypersonal transcription from LDS microfilm, Ann Younggreen Sullivan,1999.
  4. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251.
  5. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104.
  6. FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index, Peter WELLS Marriage(s): Spouse: Polly D. PAGE Marriage: 6 Oct 1838, Delaware', 'Ohio Source Information: _____, Batch number: M514161 FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index™ v4.01 North America.
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, on line data base,Illinois State Archives, WELLS, PETER MOON, HARRIET J OGLE11/19/1854 00C/ 00001091.
  8. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, AYS notes from 8/02/02 conversation with RBW.
  9. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.
  10. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251 of the original record, ancestry.com image #251.

Polly Delina Page1,2

F, #21776, b. 1818, d. 1 April 1853
  • Reference: W999 ID267
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • Married Name: 6 October 1838; Mrs. Wells (Page)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,9,2

Family: Peter Wells b. 1819, d. a 1865

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104, family of Peter Wells.
  4. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, cemetery reading 19 Oct 2002.
  5. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104.
  6. FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index, Peter WELLS Marriage(s): Spouse: Polly D. PAGE Marriage: 6 Oct 1838, Delaware', 'Ohio Source Information: _____, Batch number: M514161 FamilySearch® International Genealogical Index™ v4.01 North America.
  7. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, Letter, 27 Jan 2002.
  8. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, Letter, 31 Dec 2001; Letter, 27 Jan 2002.
  9. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.

James Edward Wells1,2

M, #21777, b. circa 1840, d. between 1860 and 1865
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • Birth*: circa 1840; Ohio, USAG1,3,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: between 1860 and 1865; It is possible that he died in the Civil War, but he is not includedin the lists of Ogle Co. Civil War veterans in the 1878 history ofOgle Co and I can't find a James Wells that would likely be him in theIL Civil War veterans database. Roy B. Wells wrote ''...I saw a copyof a mortgage, with a notary public seal, made on Christmas Day of1865, where Peter [Wells] paid off the mortgage on James E. Wells'farm for James' Widow. The farm was in Winnebago Co., IL''.1,4,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,5,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George W Wells
    Name: George W Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Rockvale, Ogle, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Oregon
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 41
    Harriett J Wells 41
    James E Wells 20
    William Wells 18
    George W Wells 16
    Elnora Wells 10
    Mary Ann Moore 17
    Thomas Moore 15
    Emna C Moore 13
    Franklin G Moore 10
    Anneline E Moore 8
    George W Wells 33

    ; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,6,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,6,2

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104, family of Peter Wells.
  4. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, Letter, 31 Dec 2001.
  5. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.
  6. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251 of the original record, ancestry.com image #251.

Rose L Wells1,2

F, #21778, b. circa 1841, d. before 1860
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • Birth*: circa 1841; Ohio, USAG1,3,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: before 1860; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; Her name may have been Rose Linda. There is no marriage listed forher in the IL Marriages datatbase. She may be buried with Isaac andPolly somewhere in the Brooklyn Cemetery. [I believe Roy B. Wellstold me 8/2/02 that he has a vague recollection of having once seenher grave marker there.]1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,4,2

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104, family of Peter Wells.
  4. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.

William Marion Wells1,2

M, #21779, b. 23 December 1842, d. 16 March 1929
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • (Witness) Burial*: Fort Dodge, Webster Co., Iowa, USAG; I visited this grave on 6 August 2002. It is located in Section C ofthe Oakland Cemetery on the West side of 15th Street (P56) on thenorth side of Fort Dodge about four miles south of the airport. Enterthe cemetery through the southernmost gate (first gate north of thebridge) and make an immediate left (south) down hill. Turn right(west) at the first fork in the road and go about 30 yards. The Wellsmarker is a fairly large gray granite stone on the left (south) sideof the road just a few rows in from the road.1,3,4,2
  • Birth*: 23 December 1842; Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG1,5,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 24 September 1867; Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois, USAG; WELLS,     WILLIAM     REESE, CATHARINE     1867-09-24     /          WINNEBAGO; Bride=Catherine Reese1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: after March 1916; (2nd Wife)1,6,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 16 March 1929; Saint Cloud, Osceola Co., Florida, USAG1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,7,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,7,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George W Wells
    Name: George W Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Rockvale, Ogle, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Oregon
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 41
    Harriett J Wells 41
    James E Wells 20
    William Wells 18
    George W Wells 16
    Elnora Wells 10
    Mary Ann Moore 17
    Thomas Moore 15
    Emna C Moore 13
    Franklin G Moore 10
    Anneline E Moore 8
    George W Wells 33

    ; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,8,2
  • Occupation*: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; school teacher1,8,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; Ages in this census are off (too high) by 10 years except for one yearold child Ernest.1,9,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Lincoln Twp., Calhoun Co., Iowa, USAG1,10,2
  • Occupation: between 1880 and 1900; Webster Co., Iowa, USAG; Farmer1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1885; Lincoln Twp., Calhoun Co., Iowa, USAG1,11,2
  • Living*: between 1885 and 1895; Lincoln Twp., Calhoun Co., Iowa, USAG; The 1885 census shows him living in the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 ofSection 30 in Lincoln Twp 89N R31W and shows his daughter Mattie, age10, born in Calhoun Co, so William Wells must have moved to Calhoun IAbetween 1870 and 1875. His neighbor, John Reese, who I believe to bea brother of William Wells' wife Catherine, is shown in 1885 to have adaughter age 11 born in IL, so if the Wells and Reese famlies came toIA together the year was 1874 or 1875. An 1892 list of Calhoun Co.farmers shows a William Wells in Manson. In the 1895 Iowa censusWilliam Wells is still a farmer in Lincoln Twp, and in one of the 1900census records he is a ''retired farmer'' and living in the City of FortDodge in Webster Co, IA. Roy B. Wells wrote, ''I believe Billie Wells was in Calhoun Co. byabout 1870 or there abouts. He may have homesteaded near Manson,IA...''1,3,12,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Cooper Twp., Webster Co., Iowa, USAG1,13,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Fort Dodge, Webster Co., Iowa, USAG; William Wells evidently ''moved to town'' some time during the summer of
    1900 and so was enumerated twice in the
    1900 Census.1,14,2

Family: Catherine Reese b. 18 Nov 1847, d. 19 Mar 1916

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, Letter, 27 Jan 2002.
  4. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, cemetery visit 8/6/02.
  5. 1900 Federal Census of Webster Co., IA,transcription by Ann Younggreen Sullivan from Ancestry.com ImagesOnline, See1900 Census citation..
  6. Wells, Laura Irvine, Internet messages and correspondence with Ann Y.Sullivan as cited., Email, 23 June 2002.
  7. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.
  8. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251 of the original record, ancestry.com image #251.
  9. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, Ancestry.com Image # 26 William Wells, line 23.
  10. 1880 Federal Census of Calhoun Co., IA,transcription by Ann Younggreen Sullivan from online image of CensusMicrofilm at Ancestry.com, Lincoln Twp, Page ___, Ancestry.com Image #8.
  11. 1885 Iowa State Census of Calhoun Co., IA, Vol 300 1020337 Pol-H-406, Lincoln Twp, p. 271.
  12. 1885 Iowa State Census of Calhoun Co., IA, See citation for 1885 Census..
  13. 1900 Federal Census of Webster Co., IA,transcription by Ann Younggreen Sullivan from Ancestry.com ImagesOnline, Series T623, Film 465 - Cooper Twp, ED #171, Sheet 1, Book 1, Page11A, William Wells, line 20 [Ancestry.com Image # 1].
  14. 1900 Federal Census of Webster Co., IA,transcription by Ann Younggreen Sullivan from Ancestry.com ImagesOnline, Series T623, Film 465 - Wahkonsa Twp, Fort Dodge city Ward 3, ED #187,Sheet 21, Book 2, Page 290B, William Wells, line 85 [Ancestry.comImage #42].

Elmore Wells1,2

M, #21780, b. 1850, d. 16 June 1865
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,4,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Brookyn, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Peter Wells
    Name: Peter Wells
    Age: 31
    Estimated birth year: abt 1819
    Birth Place: New York
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Brooklin, Ogle, Illinois
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 31
    Polly D Wells 33
    Jas E Wells 10
    Rose L Wells 9
    Wm M Wells 7
    George W Wells 5
    Elmore Wells 0; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,7,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about George W Wells
    Name: George W Wells
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Rockvale, Ogle, Illinois
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Oregon
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Peter Wells 41
    Harriett J Wells 41
    James E Wells 20
    William Wells 18
    George W Wells 16
    Elnora Wells 10
    Mary Ann Moore 17
    Thomas Moore 15
    Emna C Moore 13
    Franklin G Moore 10
    Anneline E Moore 8
    George W Wells 33

    ; Head of Household=Peter Wells1,8,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Rock Vale Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; The
    1860 Census identifies him as female, but this is obviously anerror.1,9,2
  • Milit-Beg*: 1865; USA; He probably lied about his age when he joined the army. The followingfrom the Ancestry.com American Civil War Soldiers Database: ''Elmore Wells Residence: Rockvale, Illinois Occupation: ____ Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 23 March 1865 Enlisted in Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 23 March1865. Died as a prisoner Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 16June 1865 in Richmond, VA''1,10,11,2

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Database of Civil War Burials at National Cemeteries, WELLS, Elmore; rank UNK; died 15 JUN1865, CO D 39TH ILL INF;Section 5A, Grave 725.
  4. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, Page 104, family of Peter Wells.
  5. 1878 History of Ogle Co., Illinois, page 401, DOD 16 June 1865.
  6. Database of Civil War Burials at National Cemeteries, DOD 15 June 1865.
  7. 1850 Federal Census of Brooklin, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 5, family no. 6, stamped page no. 104 (right side),family of Peter Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,1999.
  8. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251 of the original record, ancestry.com image #251.
  9. 1860 Census of Rock Vale, Ogle Co., IL, Page 251.
  10. History of Ogle Co IL 1878, Portraits of Early Settlers and ProminentMen, page 401, Wells, Elmore, e. March 23, 1865, died at Richmond June 161965.
  11. American Civil War Soldiers Database, record # 929762.

Frederick G Wells1,2

M, #21781, b. December 1865, d. 16 August 1911
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • Birth*: December 1865; Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; He was born Dec 1864 according to the 1900 Census of Calhoun Co. IA1,3,4,5,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 2 February 1889; Stillman Valley, Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG; (Roy B. Wells wrote that he was married in Byron, IL. Shirley Hamptonreports marriage at Stillman Valley, IL 21 Feb 1889. The IL MarriageIndex has 2 Feb. 1889.)

    Illinois State Marriage Index: 2 Feb 1889 OGLE Co., IL: (S/O GEORGE & HARRIET) '(D/O REUBEN & MARGARET) 001/; Bride=Ermina Laoni Black1,6,4,7,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 16 August 1911; Fort Dodge, Webster Co., Iowa, USAG; He was killed when his E M & F touring car overturned and his neck wasbroken. The cause of the mishap was reported to have been a brokenwheel.1,4,8,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Age in 1870: 26
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Hale
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 26
    Harriet Wells 28
    Fred Wells 5
    Helen Wells 3
    Orpha Wells 1
    Ira Baker 17

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,9,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,3,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about G. W. Wells
    Name: G. W. Wells
    Home in 1880: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Sarah
    Father's birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

    :

    :

    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    G. W. Wells 35
    Sarah Wells 20
    Fred Wells 16
    Hellen Wells 13
    Orpha Wells 12
    Clarence Wells 9
    Emma Wells 8
    Clinton Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,10,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,11,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Greenfield Twp., Calhoun Co., Iowa, USAG1,12,2

Family: Ermina Laoni Black b. May 1868, d. 28 Sep 1939

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, Page no.356 (right side), family of George Wells.
  4. Wells, Roy B., correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as noted incitation, Letter, 27 Jan 2002.
  5. 1900 Federal Census of Calhoun Co., IA,transcription by Ann Younggreen Sullivan from online image of CensusMicrofilm at Genealogy.com, Greenfield Twp, page 44B.
  6. Hampton, Shirley Edwards, correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan andextracted records as cited., Descendants of Peter Wells, report 8/13/02.
  7. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, on line data base,Illinois State Archives, WELLS, FRED (S/O GEORGE & HARRIET) BLACK, MINNIE (D/OREUBEN&MARGARET) OGLE 02/02/1889 1/ 7494.
  8. Rockwell City Advocate, 17 August 1911, Fatal Auto Accident.
  9. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 169, family no. 170, stamped page no.356 (right side),family of George Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.
  10. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, dwelling no. 101, family no. 106, stamped page no. 214 (right side),handwritten page no. 11, family of G. W. Wells, age 35, farmer, bornIL, both parents born OH, my personal transcription from LDSmicrofilm, Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.
  11. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, Page no. 214 (right side), family of G. W. Wells, age 16,son, born IL,father born OH, mother born PA.
  12. 1900 Federal Census of Calhoun Co., IA,transcription by Ann Younggreen Sullivan from online image of CensusMicrofilm at Genealogy.com, ED 25, Sheet 5, Book 1, Page 44, Series: T623, Microfilm: roll 421.

Helen Deline [Or Delina?] Wells1,2

F, #21782, b. 3 November 1866, d. 29 February 1928
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about George Wells
    Name: George Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1844
    Age in 1870: 26
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1870: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Hale
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Wells 26
    Harriet Wells 28
    Fred Wells 5
    Helen Wells 3
    Orpha Wells 1
    Ira Baker 17

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,6,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,7,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about G. W. Wells
    Name: G. W. Wells
    Home in 1880: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Sarah
    Father's birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    G. W. Wells 35
    Sarah Wells 20
    Fred Wells 16
    Hellen Wells 13
    Orpha Wells 12
    Clarence Wells 9
    Emma Wells 8
    Clinton Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,8,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG1,9,2
  • Married Name: 2 April 1885; Mrs. Meligan (Wells)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Swan Lake Twp., Pocahontas Co., Iowa, USAG1,10,2

Family: Whitfield S ''Whit'' Meligan b. 27 Apr 1856, d. 18 Mar 1931

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Stroud, Shirley Meligan, correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan as cited., Group Sheets attached to letter, 3/05/02.
  4. Hampton, Shirley Edwards, correspondence with Ann Y. Sullivan andextracted records as cited., Report 8/13/02.
  5. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, on line data base,Illinois State Archives, MULLIGAN, WHITFIELD (S/O JOSEPH) WELLS, HELEN (D/O GEORGE&HARRIET)OGLE 04/02/1885 Vol. 1/ 6747.
  6. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, dwelling no. 169, family no. 170, stamped page no.356 (right side),family of George Wells, my personal transcription from LDS microfilm,Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.
  7. 1870 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co., IL, Page no.356 (right side), family of George Wells.
  8. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, dwelling no. 101, family no. 106, stamped page no. 214 (right side),handwritten page no. 11, family of G. W. Wells, age 35, farmer, bornIL, both parents born OH, my personal transcription from LDSmicrofilm, Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.
  9. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, Page no. 214 (right side), family of G. W. Wells, age 13, born IL,father born OH, mother born PA.
  10. 1900 Federal Census of Pocahontas Co., IA, ED 168, Sheet 13, Book 2, Page 300, Series: T623, Microfilm: roll452.

Emma Wells1,2

F, #21783, b. 20 February 1872, d. 20 August 1881
  • Reference: W019 ID267
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: aysarch_AT_packbell.net; Researcher=_ID267 _Researcher2,1
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Marion Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about G. W. Wells
    Name: G. W. Wells
    Home in 1880: Marion, Ogle, Illinois
    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1845
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Sarah
    Father's birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    G. W. Wells 35
    Sarah Wells 20
    Fred Wells 16
    Hellen Wells 13
    Orpha Wells 12
    Clarence Wells 9
    Emma Wells 8
    Clinton Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Sgt. George Washington Wells1,4,2

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Oregon Independant, newspaper, 24 Aug 1881.
  4. 1880 Federal Census of Marion, Ogle Co. IL, dwelling no. 101, family no. 106, stamped page no. 214 (right side),handwritten page no. 11, family of G. W. Wells, age 35, farmer, bornIL, both parents born OH, my personal transcription from LDSmicrofilm, Ann Younggreen Sullivan, 1999.

George Washington Wells1,2

M, #21784, b. 20 November 1876, d. 22 January 1877
  • Reference: W019 ID267

Citations

  1. Personal experience or recollection as cited,Ann Younggreen Sullivan.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.