Francis Wells1,2

M, #27991, b. 8 May 1733, d. 1812
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • Birth*: 8 May 1733; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, USAG; Source: Muhlenburg Will Book 1 Pages 140-142; History of Muhlenburg County, Kentucky by Otto A. Rothert 1913, Page 89
    Information on the date & place of birth and names of parents of Francis Wells (Sr.) from Linda Young, Newburgh, Indiana
    Information on Martha Wells from Heritage, Vol. 1 No. 1 Pages 12-13, Silas Drake Family Bible
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1768; North Carolina, USAG; Bride=Elizabeth Lewis1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1812; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Nickname: Frank1,2

Family: Elizabeth Lewis b. 1750, d. 8 Jan 1825

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Lewis1,2

F, #27992, b. 1750, d. 8 January 1825
  • Reference: W999 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1768; Mrs. Wells (Lewis)

Family: Francis Wells b. 8 May 1733, d. 1812

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

George Anthony Wells1,2

M, #27993, b. July 1881, d. 7 March 1931
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Name Variation: Anthony George Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1885; Sumter Co., Florida, USAG; 1885 Florida State Census, Sumter Co., District 4, family 12
    Wells, P F, 38 M
    Wells, M A, 33 F
    Wells, I E, 18 F
    Wells, F A, 12, M
    Wells, A, 10 F
    Wells, N, 6 F
    Wells, G A, 3 M
    Wells, C, 1 M; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Crofton, Christian Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Patrick F Wells
    Name: Patrick F Wells
    Home in 1900: Crofton, Christian, Kentucky
    [Crofton, Christian, Kentucky]
    Age: 53
    Birth Date: Dec 1846
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Spouse's name: Martha E Wells
    Marriage Year: 1866
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 34
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Patrick F Wells 53
    Martha E Wells 48
    Nomi Wells 20
    Anthony Wells 18
    Clarence Wells 16
    Gertrude Wells 13
    Clarra Wells 12

    ; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells

Family: Ada Fox b. 1885

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Clarence C Wells1,2

M, #27994, b. July 1883, d. 13 May 1936
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1885; Sumter Co., Florida, USAG; 1885 Florida State Census, Sumter Co., District 4, family 12
    Wells, P F, 38 M
    Wells, M A, 33 F
    Wells, I E, 18 F
    Wells, F A, 12, M
    Wells, A, 10 F
    Wells, N, 6 F
    Wells, G A, 3 M
    Wells, C, 1 M; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Crofton, Christian Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Patrick F Wells
    Name: Patrick F Wells
    Home in 1900: Crofton, Christian, Kentucky
    [Crofton, Christian, Kentucky]
    Age: 53
    Birth Date: Dec 1846
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Spouse's name: Martha E Wells
    Marriage Year: 1866
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 34
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Patrick F Wells 53
    Martha E Wells 48
    Nomi Wells 20
    Anthony Wells 18
    Clarence Wells 16
    Gertrude Wells 13
    Clarra Wells 12

    ; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Gertrude Wells1,2

F, #27995, b. October 1886, d. 24 October 1957
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Nickname: Gertie1,2
  • Married Name: Mrs. Dillender (Wells)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Crofton, Christian Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Patrick F Wells
    Name: Patrick F Wells
    Home in 1900: Crofton, Christian, Kentucky
    [Crofton, Christian, Kentucky]
    Age: 53
    Birth Date: Dec 1846
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Spouse's name: Martha E Wells
    Marriage Year: 1866
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 34
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Patrick F Wells 53
    Martha E Wells 48
    Nomi Wells 20
    Anthony Wells 18
    Clarence Wells 16
    Gertrude Wells 13
    Clarra Wells 12

    ; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Hopkins Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Pat F Wells
    Name: Pat F Wells
    [Patrick F. Wells]
    Age in 1910: 64
    [62]
    Estimated birth year: abt 1848
    [1846]
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
    Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
    Spouse's name: Matt E Wells
    Home in 1910: District 1, Hopkins, Kentucky
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Pat F Wells 64
    [62]
    Matt E Wells 56
    Gertie Wells 24
    Ola Wells 5

    ; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells

Family: Elmore Dillender b. 20 Sep 1882, d. 24 Nov 1944

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Rev. Micajah R Wells1,2

M, #27996, b. 1 January 1772, d. 19 October 1851
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1786; Wayne Co., North Carolina, USAG; North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    State: NC
    County: Wayne County
    Year: 1786
    Database: NC Early Census Index
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1788; Wayne Co., North Carolina, USAG; North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    State: NC
    County: Wayne County
    Township: Early Tax List
    Year: 1788
    Database: NC Early Census Index
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1790; Wayne Co., North Carolina, USAG; 1790 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    County: Wayne
    State: North Carolina
    Number of Free White Males Under 16: 3
    Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 1
    Number of Free White Females: 3
    Number of Household Members: 7
  • Note*: 27 July 1791; Bertie Co., North Carolina, USAG; (is this the same Micajah?)
    Bertie County, North Carolina Vital Statistics, 1700s-1920
    about Sexton, Anne
    Name: Sexton, Anne
    Spouse: Micajah Wells
    Date of Marriage: 27 Jul 1791
    Place of Birth: North Carolina
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1800; Halifax, Nash Co., North Carolina, USAG; 1800 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wills
    Name: Micajah Wills
    [Micajah Wells]
    Township: Hallifax
    County: Nash
    State: North Carolina
    Free White Males Under 10: 1
    Free White Males 26 to 44: 1
    Free White Females Under 10 : 1
    Free White Females 10 to 15 : 1
    Free White Females 26 to 44 : 1
    Number of Slaves: 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16 : 3
    Number of Household Members Over 25 : 2
    Number of Household Members: 6
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1810; Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; 1810 United States Federal Census
    about Michajah Wells
    Name: Michajah Wells
    [Micajah Wells]
    Township: Greenville
    County: Muhlenberg
    State: Kentucky
    Free White Males Under 10: 1
    Free White Males 10 to 15: 1
    Free White Males 26 to 44: 1
    Free White Females Under 10: 2
    Free White Females 10 to 15: 1
    Free White Females 16 to 25: 2
    Free White Females 45 and Over: 1
    Numbers of Slaves: 3
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 12
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1820; Lewisburg, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; 1820 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    Township: Lewisburg
    County: Muhlenberg
    State: Kentucky
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Males - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Females - Under 10: 1
    Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Females - 16 thru 25: 2
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 5
    Slaves - Males - Under 14: 2
    Slaves - Females - Under 14: 2
    Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total Slaves: 5
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1830; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; 1830 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    [Mcajah Wells]
    [User-Submitted-Comment]
    Home in 1830: , Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    View Map
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 2
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 2
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 4
    Total Slaves: 7
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1840; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; 1840 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    [Micajah Wills]
    [User-Submitted-Comment]
    County: Muhlenberg
    State: Kentucky
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
    Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 2
    Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 2
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 2
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 12
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 3
    Total Slaves: 9
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 12
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    Age: 78
    Estimated birth year: abt 1772
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Family Number: 559
    Household Members: Name Age
    Micajah Wells 78
    Ann Wells 82
    Joseph J Wells 17; Head of Household=Ann Collins, Head of Household=Joseph John Wells

Family: Ann Collins b. 1768

  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1781; Franklin Co., North Carolina, USAG; U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: NC
    Birth Year: 1772
    Spouse Name: Ann Collins
    Spouse
    Birth Place: NC
    Spouse Birth Year: 1768
    Marriage State: NC
    Number Pages: 1
    ; Bride=Ann Collins1,2

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Francis Wells1,2

M, #27997, b. 1774, d. 1835
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • Birth*: 1774; Franklin Co., North Carolina, USAG1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 1797; Franklin Co., North Carolina, USAG; wife unknown; Bride=Ann _____1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 9 November 1823; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850
    about Mary Francis Jr. Crabtree Wells
    Spouse 1: Crabtree, Mary
    Spouse 2: Wells, Francis Jr.
    Marriage Date: 9 Nov 1823
    Marriage Location: Kentucky
    Muhlenberg County

    ; Bride=Margaret Crabtree1,2
  • Death*: 1835; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

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    Name:      Francis Wells Jr
    Birth Date:      1774
    Birth Place:      Franklin County, North Carolina, United States of America
    Death Date:      1835
    Death Place:      Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States of America
    Has Bio?:      Y
    Father:      Francis Wells
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Nickname: Frank1,2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1820; Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; 1820 United States Federal Census
    about Francis Wells
    Name: Francis Wells
    Township: Greenville
    County: Muhlenberg
    State: Kentucky
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Males - Under 10: 2
    Free White Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Males - 16 thru 18: 1
    Free White Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Females - Under 10: 1
    Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 2
    Free White Females - 45 and over: 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 4
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 10
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1830; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG; 1830 United States Federal Census
    about Francis Wells
    Name: Francis Wells
    Home in 1830: , Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    View Map
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 5
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5

Family 1: Ann _____ b. c 1774, d. b 1823

Family 2: Margaret Crabtree b. 1775, d. 1869

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John J Wells1,2

M, #27998, b. circa 1790, d. 20 February 1847
  • Reference: W027 ID290

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Courtney Wells1,2

F, #27999, b. 1773, d. 3 May 1855
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 20 February 1813; Mrs. Hill (Wells)

Family: Julius Hill b. c 1794

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Josiah Wells1,2

M, #28000, b. 1769, d. 1821
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • Birth*: 1769; Franklin Co., North Carolina, USAG1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 31 October 1789; Franklin Co., North Carolina, USAG; Bride=Firibe Bass1,2
  • Death*: 1821; Clarke Co., Alabama, USAG; Son of Francis Wells, Sr. and his wife Anna.

    His last name was alternatively spelled as 'Wills.'

    He married 31 Oct 1789, Franklin Co., NC to Fereby Bass, daughter of Jacob Bass, Sr.

    1790 - Josiah isn't listed as a head-of-household in North Carolina, but he and Fereby seem to have still been living there, as their daughter Nancy reported on the 1850 census that she was born about 1790 in North Carolina. Josiah and Fereby were probably living with his parents, as Francis Wells Sr. had an extra young man and woman in his household in 1790.

    Sep 1792 - Josiah was summoned to court in Franklin Co., NC to help settle his deceased father-in-law's estate:

    1792 – Franklin Co., NC
    From Bradley, Franklin Co., NC, Loose Estate Papers, Vol. 1, 1777-1810, p. 1f [original pp. 6f]:
    Jacob Bass -Sept Ct. 1792 - Summons to John Hoof, Archibald Davis, John Edwards, Samuel Dukes & Josiah Wills [Wells] to appear about the will of Jacob Bass, decd.
    Mar Ct 1793 - Summons to John Williford, Mary Jones, John Wills [Wells], Elizabeth Wills [Wells] & Theophilus Moss.

    1795 - 5 Feb 1795 - Receipt from JOSIAH HILL [Wills] to same [Theophilus Bass, son of Jacob Bass, Sr., dec;d] for the full part of his father's estate.

    1800 - Josiah wasn't listed as a head-of-household in Franklin Co., NC, so likely he had already moved his family to Sumner Co., TN along with several of his Bass in-laws.

    1805 Oct - It was Josiah's brother Wyatt who gave bond when Josiah and Fereby's daughter Nancy married Abraham Rutledge in Sumner Co., TN in Oct 1805.

    1806 - By 1806, Josiah was a Captain, probably in the local county militia.

    That Josiah and Fereby had a daughter "Polly" is indicated by someone of that name charging to Josiah's account at the local general store in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN:

    Gallatin Merchant's Journal
    People who bought on credit at the general store in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN:
    22 Aug 1806 - Josiah Wells bought on credit
    9 Sep 1806 - "Miss Polly" charged on Capt Josiah Wells' account.
    10 Oct 1806 - Capt Josiah Wells
    22 Dec 1806 - Josiah Wells
    3 May 1807 - "Miss Polly" charges to Capt Josiah Wells' account.

    He was not the Josiah Wells who was granted land in the Georgia land lottery in 1805, as this Josiah was listed on the 1850 census in Georgia.

    1806 - their probable daughter Mariah married in Dec 1806 at or near the home of her grandfather, Frances Wells, Sr., in Muhlenberg Co., KY, to Simon Wall. Simon was also from Sumner Co., TN. Mariah did go by the nickname of Polly, but if she is the Polly who charged to Josiah's account in Sumner Co., TN in May 1807, she either returned to TN after her marriage in Dec 1806 in KY or possibly her marriage first took place in TN and was then later recorded again in KY.

    1809 Mar - Their daughter Cynthia married in Mar 1809, Sumner Co., TN to Samuel Potter with Zacheus Wilson giving bond. This Zacheus Wilson's sister later married Simon Wall's brother, Hugh.

    1808-1810 - Sumner Co., TN - Josiah was sued by William Rentfro:

    Digitized images of Sumner County TN Court Minutes, Summary of Cases.
    "These are refered to as Enrollments but they appear to be case summaries by the clerk. The time period is 1808 to 1810. There are 353 pages with an original index. Images are in .jpg format."
    "William Rentfro, platff vs Josiah Wells, deft Detin? Judg att having issued in the above suit and levied by the sheriff on a sorrell horse of the defendants, whereupon the said defendant comes into court and with him James Cryer and James McKain and the said Cryer and McKain undertake as special bail for said defendant viz that they will stand to abide and perform the sentence Judgment and drew of the court in the said above cause or surrender the said defendant into our prison in discharge of their bailship wherefor it is considered by this court that the property attached be thereby replevied."

    By 1813, Josiah had moved the family to Clarke Co., Alabama. It's not known when or where Feraby died, but at some point after 1810, he remarried to the widow Frances "Franky" Littlepage. She was daughter of Robert Anderson and married Benjamin Littlepage on 20 Dec 1797 in Campbell Co., VA. Their son Robert Littlepage was born 6 Oct 1808, Muhlenberg Co., KY, where Josiah's parents had settled and whose neighbors they appear to have been. Josiah may have met her on a visit there, or perhaps through friends or relatives. The distance from Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN to Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., KY was only about eighty miles, so visits back and forth wouldn't have been out of the question.

    1813 - Taxable Property of Clarke County, Alabama for the Year 1813
    BASS, Alexander
    WELLS, Josias
    WELLS, Josiah

    1813 - Joshua Wells bought land in Clarke Co., AL twice.

    1815 - Joshua Wells bought land in Clarke Co., AL.

    1815 -
    From "The Territorial Papers of the United States" Volume VI, The Territory of Mississippi, 1809-1817
    PETITION TO CONGRESS BY PURCHASERS OF PUBLIC LANDS EAST OF PEARL RIVER
    [No date, 1815]
    To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress Assembled: the humble petition of certain purchasers of public lands east of Pearl River Respectfully Showeth.
    That when your petitioners made purchase of public lands,-they did believe that they purchased them under the simple condition of paying for them in certain instalments, and under the expectation that if they failed to make payment on the day appointed,-they would be liable, as in all similar contracts, to pay the interest on their instalments from the time they became due.
    Experience has sadly convinced your petitioners that the receivers of public monies, insist, on the part of the United States, not only upon the ordinary, simple, legal interest upon instalments not paid on the day,-but on a certain forfeiture or penalty, under the name of "back interest", founded on the principle that on the failure of payment at the period appointed,-the government becomes entitled not only to interest from that time, but to interest from the very day of purchase;-thus raising a charge against the unfortunate purchaser,-not only of simple interest, but in some cases of even double or treble compound interest. Your petitioners can scarcely believe that this was ever the intention of the just and paternal government of the United States:-and they have a firm hope that the statement of the existing evil is alone sufficient to insure a remedy.
    Some of your petitioners had, perhaps, peculiar reason to deem the existing practice a severe one. They had purchased land, before they removed to the territory; and during the state of indian hostility it was impossible for an inhabitant of Georgia or Carolina to reach the land office in St Stephens with the instalment due:-and had they reached it; they would havefound the doors of the office shut, and all kinds of civil business utterly suspended.
    Your petitioners therefore humbly hope that a law will pass for refunding what is called back interest, & forbidding its collection in future: and your petitioners as in duty bound &c
    [among many signatures]
    Josiah Wills

    1816 Jan - Clarke Co., AL, Josiah and Feraby's daughter Feraby Jr. married.
    Clarke County Alabama Marriages, 1814-1834
    16 January 1816 James Reed and Pheariba Wills , Pg.18

    1816 - Joshua Wells bought land in Clarke Co., AL three times.

    The 1816 Clarke Co., AL (at that time still Mississippi Territory) shows that Josiah still had four sons and a daughter living at home, along with his wife who by this time was probably Frances "Franky." His sons-in-law Abraham Rutledge and James Reed were listed nearby. As Abraham had drowned in the Salitpa River in late 1819, this must have been daughter Nancy Rutledge's household.

    1816 Clark County, Mississippi Territory Census
    compiled by: Lisa R. Franklin RN
    KEY: a,b,c,d where a=white males over 21, b=white males under 21, c-white females over 21, and d=white females under 21.
    Dukes, Hardiman - 1,3,1,1
    Reed, Elias - 1,1,1,3
    Reed, James - 1,0,1,0 new bride is Ferabe Wells
    Rutledge, Abram - 1,2,1,2 wife is Nancy Wells
    Wills, John - 1,2,1,0
    Wills, Josiah - 3,2,1,1 & 7 slaves

    1816, Clarke Co., AL
    Josiah Wills
    Three white males age 21 and over [Josiah, Josias, William]
    Two white males age 0-20
    One white female age 21 and over [Feraby or Frances]
    One white female age 0-20
    Seven slaves

    1817 changed from Clarke Co., MS Territory to Clarke Co., AL

    1817 – Clarke Co., AL
    "To the Honorable the congress of the United States, the humble petition of the undersigned inhabitats of the Alabama Territory residing near the waters of the Mobile,--respectfully showeth ,
    That your petitioners have heard with the most serious alarm that applications are about to b e made to your honorable body by the new state of the Mississippi for an extension of the boundaries of the said state so as to include at least the whole of the settlements on the western side of the Mobile & Tombigby rivers:
    Your petitioners view this proposed transfer of freeman, like the vassals of European potentats, from one sovereignty to another, as so repugnant to justice & so completely hostile to the priciples of republican America; that they persuade themselves it will receive from the representatives of the people of the United States, a prompt & indignant rejection." [continues with lengthy petition]
    [signatues – among many others]
    John Calloway John George J Green
    L Hammond Benj King M Hammond
    Josiah Wills S Hammond William B Wills
    J Hammond James Reed Westbrooks
    William Jolley Wiley Huckly Jams Barran

    Josiah built the first cotton mill in the area around Coffeeville, Clarke Co., AL.

    A Glance into the Great Southeast, or, Clarke County Alabama and it's surroundings from 1540 to 1877, 1877, by T. H. Ball
    – p. 315
    Daniel Noble, who came into this country in 1818 with his father was born in 1800…He remembers others in that neighborhood, in 1817 and 1818, Josiah Wells, Benjamin DeLoach, W. Webb, John Loftin, the Rutledge and Cox families.
    p. 316
    This bear thicket, evidently the one mentioned by Squire Doyle, was near Satilpa Creek and on the fork formed by the union of Patt's Creek with Wells Creek.
    The first gin in this neighborhood, according to the same recollections, was owned by Josiah Wells."

    History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography - Google Books Result
    Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Thomas McAdory Owen - 1921 - History - 716 pages
    COFFEEVILLE. Interior village and post office in Clarke County, located in Sec. 9, T. 9 N., R. I. W., on the east bank of Tombigbee River, 22 miles west of Grove Hill, and 85 miles north of Mobile. Population: 1912—220. It is on the old stagecoach road from Mobile to Greensboro, where this road crosses the Tombigbee. The town was named for Gen. John Coffee. ln 1808, William Murrell settled here. The first settlers who followed were the Major Thomas Figures, James, Robert, Hugh and Charles Cassity, Nathaniel Malone, Deas and Thornton families. The first preacher was a a Methodist, Rev. Matthew Sturdivant, who preached here in 1808. ln 1816 a Baptist church, was built two miles north of the town, and is in use at this date. Cotton was shipped by barge to Mobile, and on the return trip, these pole-propelled boats went up the river as far as Tuscaloosa. The first cotton gin for this region was built by Josiah Wells. Within a few miles of the village are Turkey and Mitchell Indian Reservations.
    Reference.—Ball, Clarke County (1882), pp. 187, 236, 315, 328, 528-9.

    Aug 1819 - Josiah was appointed guardian of his daughter Nancy's children in Aug 1819 after her husband Abraham Rutledge drowned in the Salitpa River.

    7 Apr 1820, Clarke Co., AL -
    Clerks Bond. Bound to Gov. WM. W. BIBB $10,000 on 1820. JOSEPH MOTT, BAZZEL GRAY, JOSIAH WILLS. Rec. 4/7/20/

    1 & 3 May 1820, Clarke Co., AL court records - Josiah was either the tax collector or more likely putting up money for the bond. Either way, he was doing well financially:
    p.240
    "James C. Adams, principal, John Bishop and Josiah Will. Bond to government for tax collector of Clarke Co."

    1st Feb 1821 - Son-in-law Abraham Rutledge's estate appraised by Jesse Summers and William Barron.

    Josiah Well/Wills died 1821 and his estate was recorded 14 Sep 1821. His widow Frances Wells/Wills and widowed daughter Nancy Rutledge were appointed to administer the estate.

    In March 1822, the total of the estate sale was $1630.70, and his son William B. Wells at some point sued the estate.
    There was apparently a will, but it has since been lost.

    1830 - Frances was listed as a head-of-house in Clarke Co., AL:

    1830 Clarke Co., AL census, p. 43
    [only Wells in county]
    FRANCIS WELLS-00001 F0000001
    1 female 40-50 [Frances]
    1 male 20-30, b. 1800-1810 [Robert Littlepage]

    Robert Littlepage married 4 Nov 1839, Pushmataha, Choctaw Co., AL to Mary Graham.

    1840 – Frances was not listed in Clarke Co., AL as a head-of-household. She was likely living with her son Robert in Sumter Co., AL.

    1850 - Frances was living in Choctaw Co., AL with her son Robert Littlepage and his family. Robert owned seventy slaves:

    1850 Choctaw Co., AL, 179B
    Robert Littlepage, 42, planter, KY
    Mary W., 29, SC
    Francis G. [female], 9, AL
    Robert A., 7, AL
    Benjamin G., 5, AL
    Jas E., 2, AL
    Francis Wells (female), 68, VA
    Geo Warren, 35, NC
    Seventy slaves

    Frances's son Robert died on 1 Feb 1857 and was buried in the Littlepage Cemetery, Pushmataha, Choctaw Co., AL. Frances, who had been born 10 Nov 1782, died 26 Jan 1860 and was buried in the Littlepage cemetery near Robert.

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

    Josiah Wells and Fereby Bass's children (there may have been others):

    1. Nancy Ann Wells, b.c. 1790, Franklin Co., NC; m. 1st 16 Oct 1805, Castalian Spring, Sumner Co., TN to Abraham Rutledge [b. 18 Sep 1777, Kershaw Co., SC; d. 1819, Clarke Co., AL; jury in Nov 1819 concluded he drowned in the Salitpa River; son of John Rutledge and Hannah Chew]; she m. 2nd 12 Aug 1822, Clarke Co., AL to Jules Nichols [d. 1822-1830, Clarke Co., AL]; she d.c. 1855, Wilcox Co., AL.

    She and her husband moved by 1806 to Clarke Co., AL. Her parents later joined them there.

    1821 - Nancy Rutledge along with her stepmother Frances Wells were administers of Josiah Wells' estate in 1821, Clarke Co., AL.

    1830 census, Clarke Co., AL
    Nancy Nichols was a head of household

    1850 census Wilcox County, Alabama.
    Molechi Ryser, 23, AL
    Susannah, 19, AL
    John I. Stuart, 20, AL
    James Stuart, 18, AL
    Nancy Nichols, 60, NC

    Nancy Ann Wells' children:

    1) Penelope Rutledge, b. 7 Nov 1806, Clarke Co., AL; m. 1st? to David F. Hudson? ; m. 2nd to James S. Rowland [d. by 1850]; she d. after 1850 in TX.

    2) Isaac Rutledge, b.c. 1811, Clarke Co., AL; m. 2 Sep 1841, Greene Co., AL to Elizabeth Jane Speed [b. 1820]; he d. 22 Oct 1857, Pleasant Ridge, Greene Co., AL; buried Pleasant Ridge, Greene Co., AL. According to a family story, Isaac was killed by a slave.

    3) Josiah Rutledge, b. 1812, Clarke Co., AL; m. 1st 28 Jun 1841, Clarke Co., AL to Martha Pierce [d. 1842]; m. 2nd
    13 Mar 1843, Clarke Co., AL to Catherine Pierce [b. 1820]; he d. 16 Aug 1881, Brookville, Hernando Co. FL.

    4) Fereby Rutledge, b. 1815, Clarke Co., AL; m. 16 Jan 1834, Clarke Co., AL to William Hayes [b. 1804]; she d. after 1850, when living in Clarke Co., AL.

    5) John Rutledge, b. 1817, Clarke Co., AL; m. 28 Apr 1843, Clarke Co., AL to Sarah Ann Kelly [b. Dec 1827, Wilcox Co., AL; d. after 1880]; he d. 30 Sep 1890, Maregno Co., AL.

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

    [Mariah seems to have been Josiah and Fereby's daughter, but it hasn't been proven. They do seem to have had a daughter Polly.]

    2. Mariah "Polly" Wells, b.c. 1790, NC; m. 15 Dec 1806, Muhlenberg Co., KY (at or near the residence of her probable father Josiah's parents) to Simon Walls [b.c. 1780; d. 1828, Lonedell, Franklin Co., MO; son of Pierce Wall]; she d. 1848, Lonedell, Franklin Co., MO.

    Mariah's husband, Simon Wall or Walls, was the son of Pierce Wall who died 1798 in Sumner Co., TN. His marriage in Muhlenberg Co., KY is the first record of his leaving TN.

    Mariah and Simon's marriage ceremony was performed by Charles Lewis, Esq., whose widow Josiah's father Francis Wells Sr. would marry a few years later.

    Mariah used the nickname Polly in many of her legal records in Missouri.

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

    [Temperance, like Mariah, married in Muhlenberg Co., KY and lived near their probable grandfather, Francis Wells, Sr. She doesn't seem to fit into the family anywhere but as a daughter of Josiah. She named a son Francis, probably after her grandfather.]

    3. Temperance Wells, b. 1792, Franklin Co., NC; m.c. 1804 Franklin Co., NC or Muhlenberg Co., KY to Miles Cary, Jr. [b. 1775, Charles City, VA; d. 1843, Muhlenberg Co., KY; son of Miles Cary Sr. and Rachel Lamb]; she d. 1860-1870, Muhlenberg Co., KY; probably buried in Cary Cemetery with son Francis L. Cary.

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

    4. Josias Wells, b.c. 1792-1795, Franklin Co., NC or Sumner Co., TN.

    1813 Taxable Property of Clarke County
    Wells, Josiah
    Wells, Josias

    1816 - He was one of two boys listed with Josiah on the 1816 Clarke Co., AL/MS census aged over 21 and living at home.

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

    [A possible son of Josiah and Fereby due to the fact that he settled just across the river from Josiah's extended family who settled in Muhlenberg Co., KY, and also due to the similarity of names. It's even possible that he is the same as Josiah's son Josias.]

    5. Joel C. Wells, b. 26 Nov 1794; m. Mary __ [b. 1799, NC; d. 1858, Christian Co., KY]; he d. 1 Oct 1844, Christian Co., KY; buried Wells Cemetery.

    1850 census, Christian Co., KY
    Mary Wells F 50 North Carolina
    Betsy Wells F 26 Kentucky
    Martha Wells F 23 Kentucky
    Jane Wells F 20 Kentucky
    Thomas N Wells M 18 Kentucky

    Joel C. Wells' children:

    1) Elizabeth Wells, b. 1823, KY; she d. 1864

    2) Nancy Wells, b. 1825, KY; m. __ Reed; she d. 1871

    3) Martha Wells, b. 1827, KY; she d. 1857

    4) Mary Catherine Wells, b. 1836, KY; she d. 1848

    5) Jane Wells, b. 1840, KY

    6) Thomas N. Wells, b. 1842, KY

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

    [A possible daughter of Josiah and Fereby]

    6. Cynthia Wells?, b.c. 1793; m. 15 Mar 1809, Sumner Co., TN to Samuel Potter [b. 20 Aug 1787, VA; d. 19 Mar 1825, Cooper Co., MO; son of George Bher Potter and Hannah Fitzhugh]; she d. 2 Jun 1825, Cooper Co., MO.

    Cynthia was a then uncommon name that was frequently used in Fereby Bass's family, and the Zacheus Wilson who gave bond for her marriage would shortly afterwards become the brother-in-law of Mariah "Polly" Wells Wall's husband Simon Wall's brother Hugh.

    The Cooper family (including Samuel's parents and most of his siblings) went to Kentucky for a few years before finally settling in Cooper Co., MO. In KY, they lived in Christian Co. just across the river from where Josiah's parents lived in Muhlenberg Co.

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

    7. William B. Wells, b. 1792-1796, Franklin Co., NC or Sumner Co., TN; m. 2 Mar 1820, Clarke Co., AL to Elizabeth M. Kirkpatrick [b. 1800, TN; d. 1851, Greene Co., AL; daughter of William Kirkpatrick and Mary ___]; he d. 20 Jun 1840, Greene Co., AL; shot by an unknown assailant.

    1817 - he signed his name next to his father's on a petition from Clarke Co., AL protesting the state of Mississippi's attempt to annex them.

    HISTORY OF ATHENS and CLARKE COUNTY, 1923, H. J. ROWE, Publisher, THE McGREGOR CO., PRINTERS, ATHENS, GA.
    "Under the old military system, the last officers of the Athens company mentioned in history were Dr. William Bacon, Captain; and William B. Wells, Lieutenant. "

    Georgia Voices: Volume 2: Nonfiction
    edited by Hugh M. Ruppersburg, p. 39
    "The last commanders of the Athens militia were Doctor William Bacon, captain, and William B. Wells, first lieutenant, who were elected upon the distinct understanding that the company was never to be called out, and I think they were both cashiered by the authorities after a year or two had expired for their neglect of duty." [followed by the story of a "Pack Wells" having been elected major at some earlier time]

    1821 or later, William sued his father's estate, which his stepmother and older sister were administering.

    1825 - he was sheriff of Clarke Co., AL:

    http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/History/acts_and_journals/House_Journal_1825/Dec_23.html
    Friday, December 23, 1825.
    Mr. Hallett, from the committee on accounts, to whom was referred the petition and account of Hugh Henry, late sheriff of Bibb county, for provisions furnished certain prisoners in the jail of said county, during the years 1823 and 1824, reported, that said account is not authenticated according to the mode prescribed by law, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration thereof; which was agreed to.
    Mr. Hallett, from the committee on accounts, to whom was referred the account of William B. Wells, sheriff of Clarke county, for boarding Thomas Redding, a prisoner, committed to a jail of said county, on a charge of murder, reported, that said account is not authenticated according to law, and ask leave to be discharged from the further consideration thereof; which was agreed to.

    1828 - got land grant in Greene Co., AL?

    1830 census, Greene Co., AL
    William Wills head of household
    wife and several children

    William's house at 108 Ashby Dr., Eutaw, AL is on the National Historical Register as an example of the Greek Revival style of architecture. It was built about 1835 and has been moved from its original location 17 miles northwest of Eutaw.

    NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY -- NOMINATION FORM HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
    "Original owner: As specified hertofore, the original owner of the house was William B. Wills. Neither his date nor place of birth is known, but documentation of his arrival in Greene County, Alabama, in 1828 from South Carolina can be verified from the original Land Grants from the Government and from the 1830 Census. Most information concerning Wills is set forth in his nuncupative will, that is, his oral
    will declared at the time of his death before witnesses and which was subsequently reduced to writing. Wills was shot approximately one mile from the house site at the time that he gave his will, being unable to travel back to his home. The circumstances surrounding his death have not been determined. In said will there is a complete accounting
    of his debts and a complete inventory of all his property, real, personal and mixed, with descriptions of same. In this documentation it indicates that Wills was a planter, that he owned 63 slaves, that he had a brick kiln and blacksmith operation on his plantation and that he raised racing quarter horses. Further, the will indicates that he left a widow, Elizabeth M. Wills, who was formerly Elizabeth M. Kilpatrick.
    Although the 1830 Census documents several children of Wills, his particular will file does not have any inclusion concerning same. It may be presumed then, that these children predeceased Wills. After his death in June 20, 1840, his widow, Elizabeth M. Wills, took title to the property.
    Subsequent Owners:
    1. Elizabeth M. Wills (owned the property 1840-1849). Little is known about the widow of William B. Wills. As stated hertofore her maiden name was Kilpatrick and that her parents were William and Mary Kilpatrick and there is some suggestion that she was from Mississippi. At present, the verification of this has not been determined. Elizabeth Wills expired in 1851, failing to have remarried, and leaving no surviving children."

    1850 census, Greene Co., AL
    Elizabeth Wills F 50 Tennessee
    Nancy Wist F 23 Tennessee
    Mary Kirkpatrick F 12 Alabama
    30 slaves

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

    8. Fereby Wells, Jr., b.c. 1795, Sumner Co., TN; m. 15 Jan 1816, Clarke Co., AL to James Reed;

    1816, January 15; Clarke County, Mississippi Territory (later was Clarke Co. AL); James Reed married Phareba Wills; WILLIAM ROBINSON performed the marriage as a Justice of the Peace.
    Source: P. 18, Clark County, AL; Marriage Records; Vol A: 1814-1834; P. 191

    1816 Clark County, Mississippi Territory Census
    compiled by: Lisa R. Franklin RN
    KEY: a,b,c,d where a=white males over 21, b=white males under 21, c-white females over 21, and d=white females under 21.
    Dukes, Hardiman - 1,3,1,1
    Reed, Elias - 1,1,1,3
    Reed, James - 1,0,1,0 new bride is Ferabe Wells
    [One white male and one white female, both age 21 or over]
    Rutledge, Abram - 1,2,1,2 wife is Nancy Wells
    Wills, John - 1,2,1,0
    Wills, Josiah - 3,2,1,1 & 7 slaves

    1817(?)
    To the Honorable the congress of the United States, the humble petition of the undersigned inhabitats of the Alabama Territory residing near the waters of the Mobile,--respectfully showeth ,
    That your petitioners have heard with the most serious alarm that applications are about to b e made to your honorable body by the new state of the Mississippi for an extension of the boundaries of the said state so as to include at least the whole of the settlements on the western side of the Mobile & Tombigby rivers:
    Your petitioners view this proposed transfer of freeman, like the vassals of European potentats, from one sovereignty to another, as so repugnant to justice & so completely hostile to the priciples of republican America; that they persuade themselves it will receive from the representatives of the people of the United States, a prompt & indignant rejection. [lengthy petition]
    [signatues – among many others]
    John Calloway John George J Green
    L Hammond Benj King M Hammond
    Josiah Wills S Hammond William B Wills
    J Hammond James Reed Westbrooks
    William Jolley Wiley Huckly Jams Barran

    "The James Reed (Reid) was the ancestor of the modern Reid family that resides in northwestern Clarke around Bashi & Tallahatta Springs."

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

    9. Daughter Wells, b. 1796 or later [1816 census aged under 21];

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

    10. Son Wells, b. 1796 or later [1816 census aged under 21];

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

    11. Son Wells, b. 1796 or later [1816 census aged under 21]; it's possible this was his stepson Robert Littlepage, born 1808, Muhlenberg Co., KY.

Family: Firibe Bass b. c 1779

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ann Collins1,2

F, #28001, b. 1768
  • Reference: W999 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1781; Mrs. Wells (Collins)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Micajah Wells
    Name: Micajah Wells
    Age: 78
    Estimated birth year: abt 1772
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Family Number: 559
    Household Members: Name Age
    Micajah Wells 78
    Ann Wells 82
    Joseph J Wells 17; Head of Household=Rev. Micajah R Wells

Family: Rev. Micajah R Wells b. 1 Jan 1772, d. 19 Oct 1851

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Margaret Crabtree1,2

F, #28002, b. 1775, d. 1869
  • Reference: W999 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Name Variation: Mary Margaret Crabtree
  • Married Name: 9 November 1823; Mrs. Wells (Crabtree)

Family: Francis Wells b. 1774, d. 1835

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lourana C Wells1,2

F, #28003, b. 1 December 1795, d. 2 November 1874
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 25 November 1815; Mrs. Drake (Wells)

Family: Mosely Collins Drake b. 5 May 1795, d. 1885

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Martha Wells1,2

F, #28004, b. 25 December 1791, d. 18 October 1870
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Nickname: Patsy1,2
  • Married Name: 11 February 1811; Mrs. Drake (Wells)

Family: Rev. Silas Drake b. 4 Nov 1791, d. 7 Oct 1858

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Anna Wells1,2

F, #28005, b. 1805, d. 1888
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 9 August 1825; Mrs. Drake (Wells)

Family: Gen. Edmund Drake b. 21 May 1806, d. 1888

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Joseph John Wells1,2

M, #28006, b. before 1810, d. 12 February 1832
  • Reference: W027 ID290

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Mary Wells1,2

F, #28007, b. 1805
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Nickname: Polly1,2

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

James Wells1,2

M, #28008, b. 1814, d. 16 March 1853
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about James Wells
    Name: James Wells
    Age: 36
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Wells 36
    Elizabeth Wells 30
    Wm L Wells 12
    A C Wells 10
    Mary L Wells 8
    Mosely P Wells 5
    James F Wells 4
    Benjn C Wells 1
    N D Owen 24

    ; Household Member=Elizabeth J Carey, Household Member=William Lemuel Wells, Household Member=A C Wells, Household Member=Mary L Wells, Household Member=Perry Mosley Wells, Household Member=James F Wells, Household Member=Benjamin C Wells

Family: Elizabeth J Carey b. 1820, d. Feb 1864

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Nancy Wells1,2

F, #28009, b. 20 February 1819, d. 1906
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 17 January 1839; Mrs. Johnson (Wells)

Family: Jacob Johnson

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Edmond Riley Wells1,2

M, #28010, b. 1823, d. 1869
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Name Variation: Riley Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1850; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Riley Wells
    Name: Riley Wells
    Age: 27
    Estimated birth year: abt 1823
    Birth Place: Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Family Number: 587
    Household Members: Name Age
    Riley Wells 27
    Mary A Wells 22
    Mary A E Wells 3
    Francis L Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Mary Ann Grace, Head of Household=Mary A E Wells, Head of Household=Frances L Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about R Wells
    Name: R Wells
    Age in 1860: 37
    Birth Year: abt 1823
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: Christian, Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Hopkinsville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    R Wells 37
    James B Mccord 16
    Henry C Mccord 14
    Jno J Rogers 63
    Louisa J Rogers 48
    Telix Rogers 22

  • Milt-Event*: circa 1862; Kentucky, USAG; (not sure correct person)
    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    about Edmund R. Wells
    Name: Edmund R. Wells
    Side: Union
    Regiment State/Origin: Kentucky
    Regiment Name: 10 Kentucky Cavalry
    Regiment Name Expanded: 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
    Company: E
    Rank In: Corporal
    Rank In Expanded: Corporal
    Rank Out: Sergeant
    Rank Out Expanded: Sergeant
    Alternate Name: Edwin R./Wells
    Film Number: M386 roll 29

Family: Mary Ann Grace b. 31 Aug 1826, d. 27 Mar 1908

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Jacob Johnson1,2

M, #28011
  • Reference: W999 ID290

Family: Nancy Wells b. 20 Feb 1819, d. 1906

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth J Carey1,2

F, #28012, b. 1820, d. February 1864
  • Reference: W999 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Name Variation: Elizabeth J Cary
  • Married Name: 21 April 1836; Mrs. Wells (Carey)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1850; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about James Wells
    Name: James Wells
    Age: 36
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Wells 36
    Elizabeth Wells 30
    Wm L Wells 12
    A C Wells 10
    Mary L Wells 8
    Mosely P Wells 5
    James F Wells 4
    Benjn C Wells 1
    N D Owen 24

    ; Head of Household=James Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about E J Wells
    Name: E J Wells
    [Elizabeth J. Wells]
    Age in 1860: 40
    Birth Year: abt 1820
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Greenville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    E J Wells 40
    Wm L Wells 22
    Mosley P Wells 15
    James F Wells 13
    Benjamine C Wells 10
    John M Wells 8; Household Member=James F Wells, Household Member=Benjamin C Wells, Household Member=Perry Mosley Wells, Household Member=William Lemuel Wells, Household Member=John M Wells

Family: James Wells b. 1814, d. 16 Mar 1853

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Mosely P Wells1,2

M, #28013, b. 1798
  • Reference: W027 ID290

Family: Lourana Susan Dukes b. 21 Dec 1809, d. 27 Aug 1896

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John Johnson1,2

M, #28014, b. 1797
  • Reference: W999 ID290

Family: Elizabeth Wells b. 1807, d. 12 Feb 1856

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Sarah G Wells1,2

F, #28015, b. 12 January 1802, d. 7 September 1890
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: Mrs. Greenfield (Wells)
  • Married Name: 6 April 1824; Mrs. Grissom (Wells)

Family 1: John W Greenfield b. c 1800

Family 2:

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Almira Wells1,2

F, #28016, b. circa 1870
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • Birth*: circa 1870

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Toby J Wells1,2

M, #28017, b. circa 1867
  • Reference: W027 ID290

Family: Flora A Gates b. c 1860

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

William Wells1,2

M, #28018, b. circa 1869
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • Birth*: circa 18691,2

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Clara Wells1,2

F, #28019, b. 15 June 1887, d. 5 January 1922
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Crofton, Christian Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Patrick F Wells
    Name: Patrick F Wells
    Home in 1900: Crofton, Christian, Kentucky
    [Crofton, Christian, Kentucky]
    Age: 53
    Birth Date: Dec 1846
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
    Spouse's name: Martha E Wells
    Marriage Year: 1866
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 34
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Patrick F Wells 53
    Martha E Wells 48
    Nomi Wells 20
    Anthony Wells 18
    Clarence Wells 16
    Gertrude Wells 13
    Clarra Wells 12

    ; Head of Household=Patrick F Wells

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Lourana Susan Dukes1,2

F, #28020, b. 21 December 1809, d. 27 August 1896
  • Reference: W027 ID290
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Chrickwco1458_AT_wildblue_DOT_net; Researcher=_ID290 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 26 April 1831; Mrs. Wells (Dukes)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Moseley P Wells
    Name: Moseley P Wells
    Age: 52
    Estimated birth year: abt 1798
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Family Number: 606
    Household Members: Name Age
    Moseley P Wells 52
    Lurany Wells 41
    Joseph J Wells 18
    Ben D Wells 16
    Mary A Wells 14
    Nancy L Wells 12
    Moseley C Wells 10
    Thos J Wells 8
    Jas P Wells 6
    Micajah Wells 4
    Alney M Wells 3
    Robert L Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Mosely P Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Mosley P Wells
    Name: Mosley P Wells
    Age in 1860: 62
    Birth Year: abt 1798
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Home in 1860: District 1, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Greenville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Mosley P Wells 62
    Lurany S Wells 50
    Mosley C Wells 21
    Ann Wells 23
    Thos J Wells 19
    Jas P Wells 17
    Micager Wells 16
    Alney M Wells 14
    Robert L Wells 12
    Henry C Wells 9; Head of Household=Mosely P Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Greenville, Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Alney M Wells
    Name: Alney M Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1846
    Age in 1870: 24
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1870: Precinct 3, Muhlenberg, Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alney M Wells 24
    Bettie A Wells 22
    Henry C Wells 18
    Lurana L Wells 55
    Micager C Wells 26
    Robert L Wells 22

    ; Head of Household=Alney M Wells, Head of Household=Robert Littlepage Wells, Head of Household=Micajah J Wells, Head of Household=Henry C Wells, Household Member=Elizabeth Ann Jones

Family: Mosely P Wells b. 1798

Citations

  1. Chris K. Wells as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID290_~1.GED and imported on 06/14/2008 at 12:36:50.,_ID290 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.