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William Thomas Wells Born 1797



    Vi.... William Thomas Wells
    Born 1797 Listed As Rev.,Elder.

    Died: 1878 Wise County Virginia

    Married:Rebecca Shepherd Listed As Rebekey In Church Records:
    Becky Born: 1798
    Died 11-1-1866 Age 67
    Dau Of William Sampson Shepherd and Elvira Shepherd
    Elvira is listed as age 100 in 1880 census living with Regina wells and her husband John Joseph, elvira's grandaughter.

    In The 1800's Many Families Crossed The Mountains Trough The Gap To Kentucky
    William T Wells And Two Of His Sons Elihu And Ira And Their Families,
    Along With The Joseph Shepherd Family Left Walden Ridge In Wise County Virginia
    Elihu Had Already Moved To Perry County By 1850.("Perry Co. 1850 Census")
    Sometime After Fall Of 1858 Ira Settled In Palls Creek, Leslie County Ky.
    Leslie County Kentucky Was Formed In 1878 From Clay County, Perry County Was Also Formed From Clay County In 1821:

    Listed William T. Wells 14 Acres North Wallen Ridge 31 Dec 1845
    Bounded By 100 Acres Of Jeremiah Wells,
    50 Acres Of Thomas Wells And Corner To 46 Acre Survey Of Joseph C. Wells,
    To Survey Of John Buckridge By James Mcdowell.

    William T And Selmon Wells 1847 Assignees Of Benjamin Wells Middle Island Creek 480 Acres.

    1850 Census Lee County Virginia:
    William T. Wells Household 387 Born In North Carolina
    Age 53 Farmer: Property Value $1000:
    Household #386/401: Roll 955, Page 330
    Rebecca Age 52
      Rebecca Jr Age 18
      Regina Age 16
      William Age 14
      Lavina Age 11
      Jane Mills Age 5
    Next Door To Ira And Cassie Wells At 387
    And Andrew And Sarah At 385

    Andrew age 21 living next door
    Ira and cassie next door
    Margaret and henry Sergeant next door
    Joseph c and Maria living next door
    although this joseph is in many genealogies as Jeremiah's son

    Creeches next door
    1860 Wise County Census
    William T. Wells age 61 farmer
    Rebecca age 61
    Jane Mills age 16
    James Kilburne age 65 farm hand born in Tennessee

    Next door to William T. Wells Jr.

    1870 Census wise County Va
    William T. Wells age 71 born in NC
    Rebecca age 13 grandaughter
    Lavina Huff age 32 dau born in Va
    Charles Huff age 11
    John w. Huff age 9
    Rebecca J. Huff age 7



    Children Of William Thomas Wells And Rebecca Shepherd:

    1..Elihu Wells
    Born: 1819 Va. Listed As Reverand Elihu Wells
    Married: Elizabeth Nancy Kilbourne (Betty)
    Born 1819 NC. Died Clay Co Ky
    Buried Clay County Ky Near Oneida :
    Daughter of Martin and Martha Kilbourne

    "Listed In 1840 Lee County Census
    Elihu age 20-30
    Wife age 20-30
    1 female under 5

    Listed 1850 Census Perry Co., Ky.
    Elihu Age 31
    Farmer $500, Born Va Household
    #62 District 1
    Wife Elizabeth Age 31 Born In Virginia
    Lavina age 12
    Larkin age 10
    Ira age 8
    Mary age 5
    Nancy age 4
    William age 2
    Sarah age 2 months

    1860 Census Perry County Kentucky
    Elihu age 41 born in Va.
    Betty age 41 born in NC
    Larkin age 19 born in Va,
    Ira Wells 17 born in Tenn.
    Mary age 15 born in Va
    Nancy age13 born in Va
    William born in Ky age 12
    Sally age 10 born in Ky
    Lavina age 7 born in Ky
    Betty Wells age 4
    Elihu Wells age 1

    1870 Clay Co. Census Kentucky
    Elihu age 51 reverent divine born in Va
    Elizabeth age 51 born in NC.
    Laviney age 17
    Elizabeth age 14
    Matilda age 9

    Children:
      1..Rebecca Lavinia (Vina)
      Born: 1838 Lee County Va
      "Listed 1850 Perry County Ky Census Age 12"

      2..Larkin Kilbourne Wells
      Born: 1840 Va. Lee County Va M Nancy Born: 1846
      died: 1929
      Larkin and Catherine Lewis Wells and Henry and his family, moved to garden City Neb. before 1920
      he died in Louisville Kentucky jUNE 21 1929 And was brought back
      to Garden City Neb for burial June 27, 1929.
      He had bought land in Neb and after Catherine died in Neb.
      he had moved back to Ky, living with his grandaughter
      buried: Ash Hollow Cemetery Garden City Neb.
      Married: Jan 3, 1861 Catherine Lewis
      1880 Lincoln Co. Ky
      born: Dec. 24 1843 Harlan County Ky
      died Feb. 27, 1923 Garden City Neb. age 70
      buried: Ash Hollow Cemetery, Garden city neb.
      < 1870 Perry County ky
      1880 Lincoln County Census
      1900 Lincoln Co. Larkin age 59, Catharine age 56
      living with son Henry and his wife Judity
      1910 Lincoln Co. Ky
      by 1920 had moved to Garden City Neb.
      Children
      1920 Garden City Neb.
      Larkin age 79
      Catherine age 76

      2 children
        1...Elihu born 1862 Perry County Ky
        Lived in Missouri

        2...Henry L. Wells born August 28 1866 Perry County Ky
        died: April 17 1944 Oshkosh Garden City Nebraska
        at age 77 and 7 months
        member of the Model Rebekah Lodge No 389
        Member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Ash Hollow Lodge
        buried Ash Hollow Cemetery Garden City Neb.
        Married: at Gum Sulphur Ky Sept 1 1887
        Judith Ann. Crawford born august 28 1869 Perry Co. Ky
        died: 1952 at age 82
        buried: Ash Hollow Cemetery Garden City Neb.
        daughter of William and Rebecca Crawford, Crawford county Ky.
        6 children, Moved to Nebraska 1911 homesteaded 20 miles
        north of oshkosh Neb.
        Myrtle Shryock, Indiana, Kate Lewis Taylor Neb., Fanny R. Ross, Judith Davidson, Mrs. Henry Jusolf of Oshkosh, Larkin Kilbourn Wells, Jack C.

      3..Ira Wells
      Born: Nov 25 1842 Virginia although many have Tennesee
      but 1850 census states Virginia
      died: Dec. 2,1902 Lawrence County kansas
      "Listed 1850 Perry County Ky Census Age 8"

      Married:1860 Emily Catherine Morgan born 1844 Clay CountyKy
      died: 1939 lawrence County Kansas
      she later married: Arthur Burley
      both are buried: Pohathan Cemetery Lawrence Co. Arkansas
      daughter of Jesse M Morgan and Rebecca Howard of Ky
      Civil War Record:
      1 Nov 1861 first sergeant Company D 19th Infantry.transferred to company B. 7th Ky Infantry Dec. 1864.
      He was a Confederate prisoner of war according to Civil War reords Related to confederate prisoners
      Ira applied for his pension as an invalid on Nov 1 1867
      Emily C applied for Ira's Civil War Pension in Kansas
      1903 may 5

      she was living in Lawrence Arkansas age 85 in 1930 with daughter Leah Rankin
      1860 listed in Perry CountyKy
      Ira age 28
      Emily C. age 26
      Frederick age 3
      William age 1

      1880 Belleville Kansas
      1900 Belleville Kansas
      Ira wells Age 57
      emily age 56 born 1844
      Leah age 22 born 1878 Ky
      John age 19 born Sept 1880 Kansas
      Maddison age 17 born June 1882 Kansas

      1930 emily living with daughter Leah Rankin in Lawrence Arkansas

      Children;
        1...Frederick Wells born 1868 Ky
        2...William Wells born 1869 Ky
        3...Elihu J Wells born 16 Nov. 1870 Ky
        died: 18 Oct 1963 Los Angeles Ca.
        4...Nancy wells born 1871 ky
        5...Joseph Wells born 1875 Ky
        6...Elizabeth Wells born 1877 Ky died 1972
        Oklahoma City Oklahoma
        Married: Charles Lawrence Childers born 1872 died 1947
        7...Leah Wells born 1878 Ky
        Married: Ed. H. rankin Lawrence Arkansas in 1930
        Migrated to Kansas end of 1878
        8...John M Wells born 1880 Kansas
        married: Maude Cardwell Belleville Kansas
        M...Madison Wells born 1882 Kansas
        Married: Emma from Alabama
        Lived in Lawrence Arkansas 1930

      4..Mary A.(Polly) Wells
      Born: 1845 Lee County Va
      "Listed 1850 Perry County Ky Census Age 5"
      Married: Joseph E. Canetti Jr 2-26-1884
      Last named probably Cornett
      No Census records for Joseph canetti

      5..Nancy Wells
      Born: 1846 Lee County Va
      "Listed 1850 Perry County Ky Census Age 4"
      Married: # John Morgan born 1850
      Nancy listed age 23 in 1870 Clay Co. Census Clay county Ky
      Living next door to Father and mother.

      Married: #2 William Pennington
      Abigail Cordell was the mother of William's first wife, Nancy.
      William remarried to Nancy (Wells) Morgan in 1879.

        FEMALE
        Name of Bride, Nancy Morgan
        Residence of Bride, Clay County Kentucky
        Age of Bride, 33 years
        No of marriages of Bride, 2
        Birth place of Bride, Wise County Virginia
        Birth place of Bride’s father, Wise County Virginia
        Birth place of Bride’s mother, North Carolina, Ash County

        Remarks, both the bride and groom are widows
        To be married at Elihu Wells Sr- on the 14th day of October 1879-
        I certify that the above is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief
        Witness my hand this 14th day of October 1879
        Elihu Wells, Sr.
        State of Kentucky
        County of Clay

        I T.Y. White, Clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid,
        do certify that the foregoing and above is a true copy of the
        marriage license and minister’s certificate whereon endorsed,
        of William R. Pennington and Nancy Morgan
        as appears of record from the marriage license on file in my office
        Given under my hand and seal of the said court this 3rd day of February 1896
        T.Y. White, Clerk Clay County Court
        By L.W. Manning, D.C.
        MARRIAGE LICENCE
        Clay County Court Clerk’s Office
        I D.C. Lyttle, Clerk of the Court aforesaid, do certify that
        WILLIAM R. PENNINGTON
        hath entered into bond and security to procure license to intermarry with
        NANCY MORGAN
        of this County, consent being legally had-
        This shall, therefore authorize you to join in matrimony
        the said William R. Pennington and Nancy Morgan,
        and this shall warrant you for so doing.
        In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand as Clerk
        aforesaid, this 14th day of October 1879
        D.C. Lyttle, Clerk
        Clay County Court
        County to wit-
        It is hereby certified, that under and by virtue of the within license,
        I did on the 14th day of October 1879, at the house of Elihu Wells
        in said County celebrate the rights of matrimony between the within named
        William R. Pennington and Nancy Morgan
        and that Daniel Reid and Elihu Wells Jr., were present and witnessed the celebration-
        Given under my hand this 14th day of October 1879
        Elihu Wells
        Minister of the Christian Church

        MALE
        Date of Marriage, October 14th, 1879
        Name of Groom, William R. Pennington
        Residence of Groom, Clay County Kentucky
        Age of Groom, 40 years
        No of marriages of Groom, 2
        Occupation, farmer
        Birth place of groom, Letcher County Kentucky
        Birth place of groom’s father, North Carolina, County not known
        Birth place of groom’s mother, Perry County

        WILLIAM PENNINGTON, a Private of Company G, 49th Regiment Kentucky (1 year)
        Volunteers, was enrolled on the 27th day of June, 1863, at Perry County, Kentucky and is reported:
        On first roll, ending October 31st, 1863.
        Absent, deserted from Camp Nelson Kentucky September 28th, 1863,
        Transferred to Company H same Regiment and taken up on roll for November and December 1863,
        Absent, deserted from Camp Nelson Kentucky September 28, 1863; January and February 1864,
        present, March and April 1864 same report;
        May and June 1864 Absent, sent to the Post Hospital,
        Camp Burnside Kentucky, June 24, 1864;
        July and August, September and October 1864 present; Mustered out with Company December 26, 1864

      6..William Wells
      Born: 2 June 1848 Virginia Member Old Regular Baptist Church
      Died 11 March 1924 Laurel Ky.
      death records states:
      born June 2, 1848 age 76 and 9 months
      married: father: Elihu wells Va
      mother chilbourne born Va.
      burial to be on Home farm

      "Listed 1850 Perry County Ky Census Age 2"
      1860 still in parents home in Perry co.
      Married: 30 jan 1870 Nancy Coldiron
      1880 Clay Co. Bull Skin
      William age 31
      Nancy age 30
      Albert, age 9
      John age 8
      Tayler age 6
      Martha age 3
      Rhoda age 6 months
      1900 Clay Co. census
      William age 52
      Nancy J age 51
      Nancy age 8

      1910 Laurel County KY
      William age 61
      Nancy age 60
      Nannie daughter age 18
      John Gregory servant age 19

      7..Sarah (Sally )Wells
      Born: 1849 Virginia
      "Listed 1850 Perry County Ky Census Age 2 Months"
      Married: 23 Feb. 1867 Zachariah Estridge born 1849 Clay County Ky.
      1880 Clay Co. Ky
      Zachariah Estridge age 31 born in Ky
      Sarah age 30
      Mary age 12
      Eli age 10
      William age 8
      Elihu age 3
      Sofa Estridge age 73 born in NC

      1900 Clay Co.Ky
      Zack Estridge age 51
      Sarah age 50
      Martha E. age 19
      Elisha C age 17
      Frederick age 14

      1920 living in Home of son Eli in champaign Illinois
      Sarah age 70 widow
      Eli age 49 born Ky wife Rebecca Jane age 46 born in Ky.

      8..Lavina (Vinnie)Wells
      born 1853 Kentucky
      died before 1900 Census when husband is listed as widow
      Married: 2 August 1870 Clay Co. Ky. Frederick Marshall Morgan
      born April 1850 Ky
      died: 27 Dec. 1926
      son of Jesse Morgan and Rebecca Howard.

      1900 Leslie co. Census
      Frederick moargan age 50 widow
      William age 26
      John age 25
      rhoda age 23
      Miley age 21
      abbie age 18
      Emma ag 16
      Madison age 12
      Frannie age 10
      Maudie M. age 8

      1910 Census Hyden, Leslie Co. Ky.
      Frederick Morgan age 58 widow
      dau. Rhoda age 33
      Miley age 30
      Emma age 22
      Maude age 18
      Samuel brother age 85

      9..Betty Wells
      born: 1856 Kentucky
      died laurel Ky, age 69, 17 April 1925
      Married:16 April 1874 clay co. Ky. Frederick Nantz born 1854
      1910 Laurel co. Ky
      Fred Nantz age 53
      Lizzie age 50
      Laura age 17
      Rosa age 16
      Clarence age 14
      Rhoda age 13

      1920 Census Laurel co.Ky
      Fred Nantz age 67
      Lizzie age 64
      Clarence age 24
      leah age 28
      Buckum age 8
      Elmo age 6

      10.Elihu born 31 Jan. 1859 Perry Co. Kentucky
      birth records: 31 jan 1859 Perry County, father
      Elihue Wells, mother Elizabeth Kilburn

      Listed 1880 Census age 21 married to Matilda M. age 17

      Married: Dec 1878 Clay co. Ky. Matilda Margaret. Pennington
      she was age 15
      Died; 13 March 1929 Latonia Kenton Co Ky. Buried: Highland Cemetery Fort Mitchell

      Find a Grave for Elihu Wells

        1880 clay County Census
        Elihu age 21
        Matilda M age 17

        1900 Census Kentucky Rockcastle
        Elihu age 41
        Margaret age 37
        Nannie age 19
        Maud age 11
        Martha age 9
        William E age 5
        Bertha age 1

        1910 Census Ky
        Elihu age 51
        Matilda M. age 45
        Martha age 18
        William age 15
        Bertha age 11
        Granville age 8

        1920 Census Kentucky
        Elihu age 60
        Margaret age 56
        B. Dorothy age 20
        Granville age 17

          Children:
          1…Nancy born 1881
          2…Dau??
          3…Maude born 1889
          4…Martha born 1892
          5…William E. born 1895 lived in St. Louis Mo.
          6…Bertha Dorothy born 1899
          7…Granville born 1902 lived in Cincinatti, Ohio
        11.Matilda born 1861 Kentucky


      2..Joseph C. Wells
      Born: 1820 Lee County Va
      no information on this Joseph Wells

      3..Ira Wells
      Born: Jan. 1822/23 Lee Co Va.
      Died: 1907 Leslie Co Ky
      Married:: Cassie Jane Joseph
      Born: 1827 Virginia Died: 1886
      Dau. Of Clemmy And Elizabeth Joseph Children

      Genealogy of Ira Wells and Cassie

      4..Nancy Wells
      Born: 1826 Lee County VA
      Married John Kilbourne
      Son Of Martin And Martha Kilbourne
      Martha Kilbourne Is Listed
      With Elijah Born 1825,
      Peter Born 1830,
      Enoch Born 1832
      And Martin Born 1824.

      1850 Lee County Census
      John Kilbourne age 34 farmer born in NC
      Nancy Age 26 born in Va.
      Mary age 9
      William age 7
      Rebecca age 5
      Martin age 3
      Elijah age 4
      1860 Census Perry County Ky
      Living next door to her brother Ira Wells
      John Kilbourne age 42 born in NC
      Nancy age 39
      William age 19
      Rebecca age 13
      Martin age 12
      Elijah age 10
      Dau. age 8
      Betty age 6
      Isaac age 4 born in Ky
      Enoch age 2 born in Ky

      1870 Perry County Ky
      Nancy Kilborne age 45
      Elija age 21
      Jina age 18
      Elizabeth age 16
      Enick age 14
      Isaac age 11
      Elihue age 8
      Ira age 6

      1880 Census
      Nancy Kilbourne age 60
      Isaac age 13 son
      Mary Jane age 8 daughter
      Enick or Elijah ??? son age 35
      Julia age 35 daughter in law
      Sara A. granddaughter
      Nancy age 3 grandaughter
      John baby born in april grandson

      Children:
        1…Mary Kilbourne born 1841 Va.
        2…William born 1843 Va.
        3…Rebecca born 1847 Va.
        Married: William Baker born 1832
        Lived in Perry County Ky
        Children
          1…Ira born 1867
          2…Rachel Jane born 1857
          3…Nancy born 1859
          4…Liza born 1860
          5…William B. born 1863
          6…Lihue born 1864
          7…Susan born 1868

        4…Martin born 1848 Va.
        Lived in Floyd County Kentucky
        Married: Betsy Ann born 1859

        George,Hardy, Isaac, James, Betty, martin, David, and Rachel

        5…Elijah born 1850 Va.
        6…Jina born 1852 Va.
        Married: Joe Engle
        7…Betty (Elizabeth) born 1854 Va.
        8…Isaac born in Ky 1856
        Married: Sarah?? Born 1858
        Lived at Wooten, Leslie Co. Ky
        Children:
          1…Elihew born 1882
          2…Ira born 1884
          3…Polly born 1886
          4…James M born 1891
          5…Floyd born 1893
          6…Nancy born 1896

        9… Enoch born in Ky in 1858
        10..Mary Jane born in 1862 Kentucky
        11..Elihew born 1863
        12..Ira born 1864
        Birthdates for these children seem to vary some



      5..Margaret Wells
      Born 1826 Married Henry Sargent

      1850 Lee County Census Lists This Family Living In Home
      3 Houses Down From William T At #388
      Henry Sergeant Age 26 Born Ky
      Margaret Age 22 Born 1828
      William Age 5
      James Age 4
      Ephraim Age 2
      Regina Age 2months

      1860 Wise County Va Census Henry Sergent Age 34
      Margaret Age 31
      William Age 15
      James Age 13
      Ephriam Age 11
      Regina Age 9
      Judith Age 8
      Elihu Age 5
      Nancy Age 3
      Andrew Age 2

      6..Andrew Wells
      Born 1829 Age 22 In
      1850 Lee County Census Hh3 402
      Age 21 born in Va.
      Married Sarah??" Age 20
      living next door to Parents william T and Rebecca
      Married: Jane??:

      1860 Wise County Va Census
      Andrew Wells age 31 born in Va
      Sarah age 29
      John age 9
      Cassie age 7
      Elihu age 4
      Liza J. age 1
      Living next door to brother William Jr. and father and mother William and Rebecca

      1870 Census Wise County
      Andrew S. Wells age 43 born in Va.
      Sarah age 38
      John age 19
      Casy age 15
      Elihu age 10
      Elizabeth age 11
      Lavina E age 3

      1880 Census Leslie Co. Ky
      Andrew Wells age 51
      Sarah age 48
      Vinnie E. age 13 dau.

      1900 Leslie County Census
      Andrew born Jan 1826 age 74
      Jane wife age 45 born Feb 1855
      Joseph age 8 born march 1892

      Children:
        1…John Born 1851
        Married: Louisa Born 1852 Ky
        1900 Leslie County Census:
        John Age 50 Born July 1849 Ky
        Louisa Age 47 Born Feb 1853
        Nancy A. Age 13 Born August 1896
        Charley Age 8 Born Sept 1891
        Elizabeth Wells Sister, Age 26 Born May 1874
          Children:
          1…Nancy A. Born 1886
          2…Charley Born Sept 1891

        2…Cassie Born 1853
        3…Elihu Born 1860
        4…Liza J. Born 1859
        5…Lavina E. Born 1877
        Living In Home Of Brother In 1900 See Census Above. 6…Joseph Born 1892 By Second Wife.

        7..Rebecca (Becky) Wells
        Born: 1833 Va.
        diedL 1 June 1882 Russell County Va,Br> Married John D. Hamilton
        1850 Census Wise county Census Age 18 As Rebecca Jr."

        1860 Census Wise county Va.

        John Hamilton age 26 born in Va.
        Rebecca age 27
        William age 7
        Schuler age 5
        Viney age 4
        Dau. F. age 8 months
        Nelson age 1

        1870 Wise, Gladeville Va.
        John Hamilton age 35
        Rebecca age 37
        William age 16
        Schuyler age 14
        Lavina age 12
        Nelson age 10
        Lewis age 8
        Susannah age 6
        Minerva age 5
        Henry age 1 month

        8..Orry (Possibly Nickname for Aurora )Wells Born??
        Married: James Huff

        9..William Thomas Wells Jr.
        Born: 1836 Virginia
        died: 1863 White Sulphur Springs West Virgina of fever
        Married: 1856 Villery (Valeria) Collier 10-23-1856
        by Reverand James Edwards
        born May 1836
        Valary Wells age 75 Lee County va applied 18 April 1912 for
        William Wells U.S. Confederate Pension
        served with Colonel Page, and Captain Johnston
        Was examined in service with the fever which caused his death

        "Listed In 1850 Census Age 14" Household # 386
        Villery Is Listed In The 1850 Lee County Census As Age 6 Household #344
        Home Of John And Jane Horton

        1860 Census Wise County
        William age 24 next door to
        William and Rebecca, parents and brother Andrew
        Valeria age 22
        Rebecca age 3
        Francis V.(son) age 1

        William died in 1863

        1870 Census Lee.
        Lists Valeria As Head Of Household
        And Dau Rebecca
        Living With William’s Sister.

        Valeria Age 33
        Morgan Age 5
        Mary B. Age 4
        Rona 10 Months
        Martha Thacker 20
        William Thacker 5 Months

        1880 Lee
        Valerie age 43 widow
        Morgan age 15
        Mary B age 13
        Louisa Elizabeth age 11
        Ardella S age 7
        Monroe B age 5
        Francis M age 20

        1900 Lee Valarie age 64 living with Rebecca J and her husband James Collier

        1910 Valerie still living in daughters home with
        son in law James Collier widower, so Rebecca J had died
        Valerie Wells age 74

        1920 home of Worley Collier Lee Va.
        Valerie grandmother age 80
        also his father James age 64

          Children:
          1…Rebecca J.born 1857
          Married: James Collier Lee Co. Va.
          2…Francis M born 1859

          William died 1863 who the father of her other children
          was is unknown

          3…Morgan born 1865
          4…Mary born 1866
          5…Rona Born 1869
          6...Ardella born 1873
          7...Monroe born 1875

        Civil War:
        Enlisted in Company H. Virginia 24th Infantry Regiment on 05 Jun.
        1861 Promoted to Full 4th Sergeant on 15 Jan 1862.
        Promoted to Full Priv. on 10 May 1862.
        Mustered out on 27 May 1864 at Richmond, VA.
        Source: Virginia Regimental History Series

        10..Regina Wells
        Born: 1834
        died before 1860 when Joseph had remarried
        Married: John Joseph "Listed 1850 Census Age 16"

        Joseph Married a widow Mary Rutha Minard Maggard in 1866
        widow of Moses Maggard

        1860 Wise County Va.
        John Joseph age 30
        Rejinie age 26
        William age 6
        Mary J age 4
        Elizabeth age 3
        Julia A. age 1
        Elvira Shepherd age 100
        born in NC

        possibly grandmother

        1870 has Joseph married to Mary Rutha Maggard
        Polly Joseph age 13
        Elizabeth Joseph age 11
        Julia Joseph age 10 Andrew Joseph age 8
        other children by Rutha
        Louisa Joseph age 5
        Tilsar Joseph age 3
        casey Joseph age 1
        Nasuran Maggard age 12
        Samuel Maggard age 9
        Israel Maggard age 7

        11..Lavina Wells
        Born 1839 "Listed In 1850 Census Age 11"
        Married: ?? Huff

        1870 Wise County Va. Census living in parents home
        Lavina Huff age 32 bon in va
        Charles age 11
        John W age 9
        Rebecca J. age 7
        Rebecca age 13 dau. of William

        June (Jane) Mills Listed 1850 Lee County Census Age 5

        Listed as Jane Mills in 1860 Census age 16 possibly a granddaughter
        Died 1870 billious fever single white female lived in Wise co.

        John and Ellington are not listed in 1850 Census as sons of William T. and Rebecca Wells

        why some genealogy lines have these as sons is not known

        possibly grandchildren

        11…John Wells
        Born 1846
        Married: Mary??
        Children
          1…Elizabeth born 1867
          2…William born 1869
          3…Ira born 1872
          4...James born 1876
          5…Rebecca born 1877

          12...Ellington Wells Born 1850 Married Elizabeth??
          1870 Census Wise County Census
          Ellington Wells age 49
          Elizabeth age 34
          Fitzhugh age 7
          Summerville (this must be Susannah) age 3
            Children:1…Fitzhugh
            2..Susannah B 1868 M William T. Bishop 4-9-1884