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        The Associations With Zachariah Wells Is Our Own Research And Conclusions;

        Researching The Wells, And Cheney/Chaney Families In Maryland, Virginia, And Kentucky.

         

        Zachariah, William,  And Their Brother Robert  Originally Came Into Virginia around 1781 acquiring land in Russell and Loudon county. They Lived There For A While And Then Zachariah Went Back To North Carolina, after the Revolutionary War. Moving Permanently To Lee County Virginia Around 1790. 

        Jesse Is Also Listed As Serving In The War Of 1812 And The Pension Application Was Listed 1834 And He Was Age 84. When He Came To Virginia Is Unknown. Possibly At The Same Time As His Brothers.

         

        Many People Didn’t Move From One County To Another They Found Themselves Living In Different Counties As The Land Was Divided In Virginia And Other States.

        Understanding And Researching Genealogy Of Our Early Ancestors Takes A Working Knowledge Of The Divisions Of States And Counties.

         

        Maryland County Boundary Divisions:

        1650 First settled as Charles County (not the Charles Co of today)
        Renamed Patuxent 1654 renamed Calvert in 1658
        Prince George county Maryland: formed 1695
        Frederick County Maryland formed 1748

        Anne Arundel Original County 1650.


         

        Virginia County Boundary Divisions dealing with this genealogy lines are:
         
        Washington Co. Virginia Was Formed 1777 Form Fincastle.
        Montgomery Co. Va. Was Formed From Fincastle 1777
        Russell  Co. Va. Was Formed 1786 From Washington Co. Va.
        Lee  Co. Va. Was Formed In 1793 From Russell Co. Va.
        Grayson  Co. Va. Was Formed From Wythe In 1793
        Wythe Co. Va. Was  Formed From Montgomery In 1790
        Scott  Co. Va. Was Formed 1814 From Lee, Russell And Washington Counties In Va.
        Wise Co Va. Was Formed 1856 From Lee, Russell, And Scott Va.
        In 1777  Virginia's General Assembly Divided Fincastle County Into Three Parts And Created Washington, Montgomery, And Kentucky Counties.
        In 1780, Kentucky County Was Divided Into Three Counties -- Jefferson, Fayette, And Lincoln
        The Act Creating These Counties Described Kentucky County As Being "To The South And Westward Of A Line Beginning On The Ohio At The Mouth Of Great Sandy Creek And Running Up The Same And The Main, Or Northeasterly, Branch Thereof To The Great Laurel Ridge Of Cumberland Mountain, Then South Westerly Along The Said Mountain To The Line Of North Carolina."
         
        The State Of Kentucky Was Formed In 1792; Any Genealogy Before That Time Is In Virginia.
        Although Kentucky County Virgnia Was Often Referred To As Kentucky.
        Kentucky Divisions:
        Lincoln  Co. Was Formed From Kentucky County Virginia In 1780
        Knox  Co. Ky. Was Formed 1799 From Lincoln County Ky.

        Harlan Co. Ky.  Formed 1819 From Knox County Ky.

        Letcher Co. Ky. Was Formed From Perry  Co. And Harlan  Co. In 1842.

        Perry Co. Ky.  Formed 1820 From Clay And Floyd Counties.

        Leslie Formed 1878, From Clay, Harlan And Perry Counties

         



         

         Zachariah Wells Sr.

         

         

        IV…Zachariah Wells Sr.

         

        Zachariah  Wells Sr.

        Zach Sr. And Zachery, Zechariah Are Spellings Also Found In Researching Zachariah.

        Zachariah  Sr. Was Born About 1745 Prince George County Maryland

        Other people have him born in Frederick but it wasnt formed until 1748 from Prince George

        Died Around 1830/32 Lee (Wise) County Virginia.

         

        According To The War Of 1812 Records Zachariah Served On The Va Line

        And In The 1830-32 Records Was 89 Years Old.

        He also served in the Revolutionary War as a Sgt.  Lee’s Legion.

        He is listed as Zachery T Wells, possibly Thomas as a middle name


        Married: 1769 in Maryland Abigail Osborne of  (Rowan) Wilkes County North Carolina,

        Born about 1750
        Daughter Of Caleb And Hannah Howard Osborne.

        Caleb Osbourne Was  Born 1725  Died Around 1780.

        Caleb Is Listed On A Rowan County  1759 Tax Record.

         

        1759 Tax Record Of Rowan County North Carolina

        Lists Osborn’s: William, Sam, Matthew, John, Ephraim, Joseph, And Caleb Osborn

        There Is A Copy Of This List In The Rowan County Library, Salisbury, NC.

        Caleb Osborn Is Listed In The Census Records Of Rowan County NC From 1755.

         

         

         

        1770 Zach and Abigail’s first and second children were born in Maryland.

         

        By 1774 Zachariah had moved to Virginia with his wife and two children to Loudon County.

        Zachariah’s Grandson's death record in 1880 Zachariah T. Wells states his father (William Thomas) was born in Maryland. And mother Rebecca Blevins,  was born in North Carolina.

         

        And Zachariah served in the Rev War in 1776 enlisting at Loudon County

        Moved to North Carolina after his service in the war, in 1777. Possibly family going to her parents in North Carolina while he served in the War. This was often done and Zachariah joining her after the war.

         

        June 1778 Francis Sturgill Bought 2 Tracts Of Land From Zachariah Wells Sr.
        Wilkes County North Carolina Deed Book D P 438. Zachariah's Dau Jemima Married John Sturgill And Had A Son Francis.  Nall’s District. New River Valley

         

        Zachariah was in North Carolina in

        1787 Tax Lists Of Wilkes County North Carolina  Has Zachariah Wells

        5 White Males  5 White Females All Ages

        300 Acres Captain Nalls District

         

        They Relocated To Russell County Virginia Around 1790

        Lee was formed from Russell in 1793 so this found them in  Powell Valley,

        Lee County Region Of Va. And Settled Near What Is Now  Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.


        By At Least 1790 Zachariah And Abigail Was In Russell (Lee)County Va
        1799 $1000 For 900 Acres On Powell River Bap 315

         

        Tax Records: shows Lee County 1790 but actually it was still in Russell at the time.

        1790 Lee County Virginia:

        Thomas Wells 400300

        Zachariah Wells 400500

        Zachariah Jr. Wells 400400

        William Wells 400200

         

        1810 Listed Lee County Va. Personal Tax Listed As Zachariah Sr.

        Names, Slaves, Horses No Children Or Women Mentioned. 

        Wells       Zachariah Sr      24 May     1     0     3     
        Wells       Jacob                  24 May     1     0     1     
        Wells       Thomas              24 May     1     0     4     

        Wells       Jeremiah             24 May     1     0     1

         

        1820 Lee County Virginia

        Zach jr is listed but not Zach sr.

         

        According To The War Of 1812 Records Zachariah Served On The Va Line

        And In The 1830-32 Records Was 89 Years Old

         

        Land Transactions Concerning Zachariah Wells Sr:


        Zachariah Wells - 1806 Deed Book 2 P 239

        This Indenture Made The Twenty Fifth Day Of March In The Year Of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred And Six Between Uriah Sheppard Of Lee County And State Of Virginia Of The One Part And Zachariah Wells Of The County And State Aforesaid Of The Other Part Witnesseth That The Said Uriah Shepard For And In Consideration Of The Sum Of One Hundred And Thirty Three Dollars Current Money Of The United States To Him In Hand Paid The Receipt Whereof He Doth Hereby Acknowledge Have Granted Bargained Sold And Delivered Unto The Said Zachariah Wells His Heirs And Assigns A Certain Tract Or Parcel Of Land Being And Lying In The Said County Of Lee And On The North Fork Of Powells River For The Sum Of Forty Pounds And Bounded As Followeth To Wit:

        Beginning At A Hickory And Two Dogwoods On The Side Of A Ridge Thence S 70 E 88 Poles Crossing Looneys Creek To A White Oak And Two Spruce Pines On A Cliff Of The River Thence South 20 West 160 Poles Crossing The River To Sorrels Then North 70 West 88 Poles To A Stake Thence North 20 East 100 Poles To The Beginning Containing By Estimation One Hundred Acres Be The Same More Or Less Together With The Appurtenance Thereunto Belong To Have And To Hold Said Tract Or Parcel Of Land With All Its Appurtenances To The Sole Use And Be Hoof Of Him The Said Zachariah Wells His Heirs And Assigns Forever And The Said Uriah Sheppard For Himself And His Heirs Doth Covent With Zachariah Wells And His Heirs That He The Said Uriah Sheppard And His Heirs The Same Tract Or Parcel Of Land With All Its Appurtenance Unto The Said Zachariah Wells And His Heirs And Assigns Will Warrant And Forever Defend Against The Claim Of All Persons Whatsoever Claiming Under Him In Witness Where Of The Said Uriah Sheppard Hath Here Unto Subscribed His Name And Affixed His Seal The Day And Year First Above Written.

        Uriah Shepard, Signed, Elizabeth Shepard

        Signed Sealed And
        Delivered In Presence Of
        (Names Left Off)

        At The March Court 1806 This Deed Of Bargain And Was Acknowledged In Court By Uriah Shepard And Elizabeth His Wife She Being First Privately Examined As The Law Directs And Ordered To Be Recorded

        Source: Lee Co., VA Deed Book 2 P 239

         

        1807 Zachariah Wells Bought A Portion Of Land  On Looneys Creek By Big Stone Gap
        From James Shepherd Ba P 315

         

        1808 Lee County Virginia, Zach Wells Sr., 100 Acres Of Land Survey Made 1781

        Treasury Warrant # 9989 On 8th Day Of November 1808

        Powells River Near Big Stone Gap (Land Record At The Virginia State Library)
         

        1810 Lee  Co. Va., April-2-1810 100 Acres N Fork Of Powells River Above
        The Big Stone Gap. Beginning And Crossing Looney’s Creek Grant 60 P259
        Card 64 Grant 60 P 259
        Survey Made Nov 1808 North Fork Of Powells River.


        1814 120 A Surveyed For Zachariah Wells Sr 12-1812

         

        1817 1 Nov, Lee County Zachariah Wells Sr And John Landreth Granted
        142 Acres Head Waters Of S Fork Of Powells River. Grant 110 P597 Va.L.10

        Land Record At The Virginia State Library)


        1819 S Side Of Stone Mtn, Below Big Stone Gap
        Near Robert Prestons And Zach Srs. Land By Deed From Robert Preston And Isaac Buckholder.
        (Land Record At The Virginia State Library)


        1819 Virginia Patent 125 Acres Dec 30 1819 Lee County, N Side Of The
        Land Where He Now Lives.
        Card 65 Grant 60 P 67. Va Land Patents.

        1819 13th Of December To Zachariah Wells 125 Acres Of Treasury Warrant Land Of Jan 1812 Survey Made 1814, Where He Now Lives, Lee County Beginning At Small Beech Tree Near Corner Of Survey Of Thomas Wells 100 Acres. Land Record At The Virginia State Library)

        1819  Zachariah To Robert Wells Both Of Lee Co Va, Three Forks Powell River Road
        $375 B3p461 Robert Wells And Elizabeth His Wife 2 Tracts Of Land One To William Elkins
        For $300 And Part 2 John Breckinridge And Zachariah Wells Sr. Between Robert And
        Jacob Wells Land. Robert Wells And Elizabeth His Wife To George
        Wells Northeast Powell River.

         

         

        1820- 125 Acre Treasury Warrant # 4821 Of Survey Made In 1814

        12th January 1820 Zachariah Wells Sr. (Land Record At The Virginia State Library)

        1826 B 4 P13 Zachariah To Jacob Wells For #1 Part Of Land He Bought From Robert Preston.

        1826 6-17 Zachariah Sr To Robert Wells Both Of Lee Co Va For $100 3 Forks Of Powell
        River Between Robert And Jacob Wells

        (Land Record At The Virginia State Library)

        1826 8-21 Zachariah Wells Sr To Jacob Wells For $100 Land On Powell River
        125 Acres Lee County Census.

         


        Zachariah, (Lee’s Legion) and William T,  And Thomas Wells Are Mentioned In The Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War Records Listing Where People Are Buried State:

         

        Zachariah Wells is buried in  Fam. Cemetery, Wise County Va.

        Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots

        Zachariah Wells

        Fam Cem

        Wise Co Va 55

        Source: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.4, p.  Serial: 11912; Volume: 4

         

         

        Revolutionary War Records Virginia
        Section II (18) [Document No. 44] (18) List Of Non-Commissioned Officers And Soldiers Of The Virginia Line On Continental Establishment, Whose Names Appear On The Army Register And Who Have Not Received Bounty Land, Richmond, 1835.

        Wells, Zachariah, Sergeant, Cavalry

        Is Listed On The Bounty Land Warrant List.

        Zachariah Listed On Pension Application List: S39119 RG-217 Pens.

        Payt. Filed Inside WDH 6-7-55

         

        Our Sgt. Zachariah Wells of Lee’s Legion  also served as a a farrier of the 1st Light Dragoons

         

        According To The War Of 1812 Records Zachariah Served On The Va Line

        And In The 1830-32 Records Was 89 Years Old

         

         

        According to Records there were at least two Zachariah Wells in the Revolutionary War in Virginia

        One was Zachariah that married Elizabeth Freeman in North Carolina in 1799.

        The Zachariah in Sullivan county Tennessee is possibly this one.

        According to a letter written to the War Department.

        A copy of a letter written to the Rev War and War of 1812:

         War Dept to Winfield Scott is in the documents section: States:

        Zachariah Wells Enlisted July 28, 1776, in Loudoun County Virginia.

        Served in Captain Henry Lee’s Company, Colonel Theodore Bland’s Regimet of Light Horse and continued to serve until Captain Lee was promoted to Colonel of Cavalry, when he served in Captain Henry Peyton’s Company, Colonel Henry Lee’s Regiment, he was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, at which time he was one of General Washington’s life Guards, was taken prisoner, December 12 1777, at “Fox Chase” about 15 miles from Philadelphia and carried to Philadelphia where he was held five months, when exchanged and he returned to Colonel Lee’s Regiment, was in the battle of Bordentown, and served in all two years and five months. He was allowed pension on his application executed March 19 1825 while a resident of Sullivan County Tennessee at eighty years.

        He stated that his wife was dead and his children were all married.(when application was made in 1825)

        Winfield Scott

        Commander

        Source: Virginia State Library Pension Applications (This letter is filed with the actual application which is hard to read)

         

         

        1830 Lee County Tax Records

        Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
        Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
        Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
        Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
        Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
        Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
        Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
        Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
        Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

        Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000    

         

        Children Of Zachariah T. Wells And Abigail Osborne:

        There are 14 children listed for Zach sr.

         

        1…Thomas William Married: Rebecca Blevins (Author’s Genealogy Line)

        2…Nancy Wells Married: John Boggs

        3…William T. Wells Married: Susannah Ward

        4…Jacob Wells:

        5…Zachariah T. Jr. Wells Married: Rebecca Shepherd

        6…Robert Wells Married: Elizabeth Shepherd

        7…Elizabeth Wells Married: Thomas Landreth

        8…Jemima Wells Married: John Sturgill

        9…Richard Wells

        10..Levi Wells

        11..John Paul Wells Married: Eliza ?

        12..Joseph Wells Married: Sally Fuller

        13..Jeremiah Wells Married: Elizabeth Culbertson

        14..Abigail Married William Landreth

         


        1...Thomas William Wells

         

        Born In 1770 Maryland  according to his son Zach T. Death record.
        Thomas's Son Being Born In Virginia 1796
        Thomas Had Moved To Va Before 1796
        Died Around 1845 Lee Co. Va.

        Married: Rebecca Blevins

        THOMAS W. WELL'S GENEALOGY

        2…Nancy Wells

        Born 12-7-1773 Born Maryland Va. Died 1820 Va.
        Married:  John Boggs 3-1-1799  John, Born 1771

        Son Of James Boggs, James And His Sons John And Eli Are In The 1820 Census:

         

        1810 Personal Tax List Lee County Va.:  John Boggs

        1820 Lee County Va. Census:

        John Boggs Age Over 45 Wife Age Over 45

        3 Males And 7 Females

        In 1822 Settled In Lawrence Co Ky
        John Married Hannah Blevins 8-9-1821 Floyd Co Ky After Nancy  Died.

         

                   Child:  1…John Boggs Born 1805 Lee County Va.

         

         

         

        3…William T. Wells

         

        Born 1774 North Carolina  Died 1845. He  Was A Baptist Preacher
        Married. Susannah "Susie" Ward. Born 1776 Died: 3-18-1860

        Baptist Minister Called Elder William Wells Diary Listed: Susannah Wells Deceased 3-18-1861, Wife Of William Wells Who Preached The Gospel Many Years. Old Baptist.Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Church Minutes. Near Blackmore Scott County Va.


        6-27-1807 Minutes Of Church Mentions Bro William T. Wells : Bro William Wells Called To Be Pastor.:1808 The Church Chose Bro Wells For A Pastorly Minister Over The Church To Go In And Out Before Them. Brother Wells Submitted To It And Takes The Care Over The Church…

        1813 Some Of The Member Of This Church Included: With William Thomas Wells As Pastor Were:

        William Wells, Susannah, Zachariah Wells, Rebecca, Comfort Osborn, Jemima Osborn, Stephen Osborn, Sturgill’s, Pendletons, Landers To Include Thomas, Mode, And Elizabeth. Culbirth, Swinney, Culbertsons To Include Joseph, James, Mary, And Several Others That Are Connected To The Wells Families.

         

        1820 Lee County Census

        William Age 45  5 Sons Three Females And Wife.

        1830 Tax Records

        Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
        Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
        Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
        Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
        Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
        Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
        Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
        Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
        Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

        Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000    

         

        1850 Lee County Census:
        Susan Age 74 Born In Virginia,  In The Home Of Elizabeth Creech Her Daughter

         

        Children Of William And Susannah:

        1…Zachariah Wells

        Born About  1800 Scott County Virginia.

        This Zachariah Moved To Lawrence Co Ky
        Married: Malinda Johnson  Born 1805

        Wells, Zachariah

        Enlisted As A Private On 28 December 1861 In Paintsville, KY
        Enlisted In Company I, 5th Infantry Regiment Kentucky On 28 December 1861
        Mustered Out On 20 October 1862

        Sources: Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65. (Kyrosterc) Published In 1915

         

        1860 Lawrence County Kentucky

        Zachariah Age 63

        Malinda Age 55

         

        1880 Was Listed As Living With Son Lewis Wells In Elliott Co Ky
        Children Of Zachariah And Malinda

        1…Levi Wells Born 1820 Lived In Lawrence/Carter Co. Kentucky In 1850

        2…Lewis Wells Born 1822 Lived In Lawrence/Carter County Ky

        Married: Lucinda Johnson 10-28-1849 Lawrence County Kentucky

         

        1850 Lawrence County Kentucky

        Lewis Wells Age 26 Born In Virginia

        Lucinda Age 16 Born In Kentucky

        Malinda Johnson Mother In Law Born In North Carolina

        Alfred Johnson Age 13 Born In Kentucky

         

        1860 Lawrence County Kentucky

        Lewis Age 38 Born In Virginia

        Lucinda Age 28 Born In Ky And Children Born In Ky

        Zack Age 12

        Malinda Age 9

        Susan Age 6

        Elizabeth Age 4

        George Age 1

         

        1870 Census Elliott Co. Ky


Lewis Age 48

Lucinda Age 30

Z


achariah Age 19

 

 

 

Malinda Age 17

Susan Age 15

Sarah E. Age 13

George H. Age 11

                        Alfred Age 9

               


William Age 7

Hugh Age 6

William Age 4

William Age 1

 Mary Age 2 Months



 

1880 Elliot County Kentucky Census:
Lewis Age 57 Born In Virginia

Lucinda Age 47 Born In Virginia

All Children Born In Kentucky

Zachariah Age 30

Susan Age 27

George M Age 19

Alfred Age 18

William Age 16

Hannah J Age 12

Hugh Age 13

Rebecca Age 10

Mary A. Age 8

Zachariah Age 78 Father Born In Virginia

 

3...Solomon Wells Born 1825 Scott Co Listed In 1888 As Owning
A Sawmill Married: Elizabeth Israel Wampler Age 23 Born Va

They Moved To Letcher County Kentucky In 1859 And Then Back To Scott County Virginia.

1850 Scott County Census:
Solomon Household# 902 Age 25
Elizabeth Age 23

Clarinda Age 3
William Age 2
Lorenzo Age 1

 


1860 Letcher County Kentucky Census:

Solomon Age 36

Elizabeth Age 35

Clarinda Age 14

William Age 12

Lorenzo D. Age 10

Zachariah Age 8

Sarah Age 6

Mary Age 4

Martha Age 2

 

1870 Scott County Census:

Solomon Age 47 Born In Va.

Elizabeth Age 46

Lorenzo D. Age 21

Zachariah Age 18

Sarah A. Age 16

Mary J. Age 14

Martha E. Age 12

Arminda Age 10

Solomon Age 8

Manda Age 4


 

 

Children Of Solomon And Elizabeth

1…Clarinda (Corinda) Born 1847 Married George Wampler June 29, 1864 Wise County Virginia. Son Of John And Elizabeth Wampler.

2…William Wells Born 1849,

Married In Letcher Co. Ky. At Age 17  Clarinda Shepherd Age 25

On 2-9-1866 Born 1841 William Listed As Son Of
Solomon And Elizabeth Wells. 

Clarinda Listed As Dau Of Andrew And Sarah Shepherd.

1…Corbin Preston Wells Married Oct 17 1895 Wise County Va

Mary E. Wells Dau. Of Monroe And Drucilla Wells.

3…Lorenzo Born 1849

4...Solomon Jr B 1845

5…Zachariah Born 1852

6…Sarah A. Born 1854
7...Martha Wells B 1858
8...Amanda Wells B 1860

9…Solomon Born 1862

10..Manda Born August 8 1865 Wise County Va.
11..David Jesse B 1865

 

4...Orra Wells B: 1828
5…Malinda Wells Born 1838

Married Able Pennington:

1880 Elliott County Kentucky

Malinda Age 41

Able Pennington Age 39

Nancy Age 15

Sarah Age 14

William Age 7

N. Dau Age 5 Next Door To Brother Lewis Wells

 

2..Elizabeth Wells Born 1810

Scott County Va
Married: Richard Creech Jr.  Son Of Richard Sr.  And Louisa Creech Of North Carolina

Richard Sr. Brought His Family To Live In Lee County Va About 1845.

Is Unknown If It Was Before Or After His Son Richard’s Death.

Richard Jr. Had Died Before The 1850 Census Of Lee County.

1840 Lee County Census Listed

Richard Creech 1 Son 2 Females And Wife

 

1850 Lee County Census
Elizabeth Creech Head Of Household 404

Sampson Creech Age 19
Susan Age 16 Born 1834
William Age 13 Born 1837
Jonathan Age 10 Born 1840
Elijah Age 9 Born 1841
Susan Wells Age 74 (Mother)

 

Children:

1…Samuel Creech Born 1832 Virginia

Married: Mariah ??

1860 Lawrence County Kentucky Census:

Next Door To Zachariah His Uncle And Lewis His Cousin.

Samuel Age 57 Born In Va

Mariah Age 42 Born In Va

George Age 22 Born In Ky

Enoch Age 17

Malissa Creech Age 3

Josephine Wellman A Boarder Age 18

 

Son John Creech Living Next Door To Him

And Nancy Creech

 

2…Susan Creech Born 1834

3…William Creech Born 1837

Living In Owsley County Kentucky In 1860

4…Jonathan Creech Born 1840

Married Leah?? Blair Lived In Harlan County Ky.

5…Elijah Creech Born 1841

3..William T. Wells Jr

Born 1816 Scott Co. Married: Aurela Roberts
Dau Of Joshua Roberts

 

1850 Lee County Census

William Age 34 A Shoemaker Living In Home Of Nancy Thompkins

 

4...Jacob Wells

Born 1777 Born In NC

 

Taxed In 1810 Lee County

1810 Listed Lee County Personal Tax Listed As Zachariah Sr.

Names, Slaves, Horses No Children Or Women Mentioned. 

Wells       Zachariah Sr      24 May     1    0     3     
Wells       Jacob                 24 May     1     0      1     
Wells       Thomas             24 May     1     0      4     

Wells       Jeremiah            24 May    1     0      1

Zachariah To Robert Wells Both Of Lee Co Va, Three Forks Powell River Road

$375 B3p461 Robert Wells And Elizabeth His Wife 2 Tracts Of Land One To William Elkins
For $300 And Part 2 John Breckinridge And Zachariah Wells Sr. Between Robert And
Jacob Wells Land. Robert Wells And Elizabeth His Wife To George Wells Northeast Powell River.1819.

 

1820 Lee County Census:

Jacob Age Over 45

1 Older Male Under 26--- 2 Young Males

2 Young Females One Female Over 26

 

1… Jacob Jr. Was Born 1793 And Died Before 1860 Andrew County

Missouri.   Married Joanna Shepherd Abt 1822,.

Dismissed By Letter 1826 From 3 Forks Baptist Church.

 

Joanna Shepherd Wells Family Rode With Anderson’s Guerilla’s And George W. Shepherd Rode With Jesse James.

 


1830 Jacob Is In Randolph County Missouri

With Wife And 7 Children Age 30-40

 


1850 Census Andrew County Missouri:

Jacob Age 57

Joanna Age 52 Born In Va

John Age 32 Born In Va

Rachel Age 30 Born In Va

Isaac Age 28 Born In Va

Henderson Age 25 Born In Va

Enoch Age 24 Born In Va

Nancy Age 20 Born In Mo.

William Age 19 Born In Mo

Sarah Age 17 Born In Mo

               Elizabeth Age 6 Born In Mo

 

 

 

 

 

Oldest Son James

Is Living Next Door Age 37 Born In Va.

Sarah Age 33 Born In Mo

Louis Age 8

Ambrose Age 3

William Age 1

Mary Age 2 Months



 

 

Children:

1…James Born 1813 Married #1??

Married: #2  Sarah Johnson In Andrew County Missouri In 1847.

Daughter Of Dabney And Elizabeth Brunett Johnson. Died: About 1890

1…Louisa Born 1844

2…Thomas Born 1864 Iowa

3…Samuel Born  May 6, 1866 Iowa Died 1939 Andrew County Missouri.

Married: Hannah L Aldredge.

4…Rufus Mckinley

 

 

5…Elizabeth Wells

Born 1778 NC
Married: Thomas Landrith (Landers) Moved To Illinois

1820 Scott County Va Lists Thomas And Family.

6 Male Children And 4 Females.

Several Landrith’s Listed In This Census In Scott Co.

 

6...Jemima Wells

Born  1779 North Carolina Died 3-15-1856 Harlan Co Ky. Of Inflammation
Listed As 75 Yrs Old When She Died: Married: John Sturgill 1779-1865
In June 1778 Francis Sturgill (John’s Father) Bought 2 Tracts Of Land From Zachariah Wells Sr.
Lived In Harlan County In 1850 According To Census:

Letcher Was Made From Harlan In 1842.


1850  Harlan County Ky Census
John Sturgill Listed As Age 71 Born In Virginia
Jemima Age 68 Born In North Carolina
And Noah Wells Age 15 Born In Virginia
Levi Wells Age 31 Born In Virginia. Brother

Children:

             1…Abigail Sturgill:

Interesting Information

Matthias Kelly Married Abigail Sturgill, Daughter Of John And Jemima Wells Sturgill. After Their Marriage They Lived For Awhile In Kentucky, Probably Harlan County Where Some Three Or Four Of Their Oldest Children Were Born. Sometime In The 1830's They Moved To The Vicinity Of Big Stone Gap Which Is His Lifetime Was Known As The Three Forks Of Powell River.  All This Section Was Then Lee County, Becoming Wise County In 1856. Matthias Is Said To Have Operated One Of The First Stores In Lee County Somewhere In The Big Stone Gap Vicinity.

Sometime In The 1850's He Moved His Family To Milam, In Sullivan County, Missouri Where He Lived Through The Civil War Years And Had Moved Back To Wise County By 1870. While Living In Missouri His Son Franklin Newton Kelly Married On May 9, 1861 To Salomey Jane Neighbors, And They Had A Son, John William Kelly Born May 19, 1862. Franklin Newton Enlisted In The Missouri State Militia As A Bugler In Company C Of The 1st Cavalry Regiment Commanded By Captain James McFerrin, And Was Killed April 28, 1864, Near Warrensburg In Johnson County, Missouri. Two Birth Dates Have Been Uncovered For Matthias Kelly And Which One Is Correct Remains To Be Proven. The First Is December 28, 1797, And Second December 28, 1800. He Died December 15, 1872, And Is Said To Have Been Buried About Halfway Between His Old Home Site And Cadet Alongside The L&N Railroad On A Knoll And It Has Been Said A Large Tree Is Growing Out Of His Grave. On January 3, 1818 He Was Married To Abigail Sturgill, Born November 30, 1801. After The Death Of Her Husband, Abigail Went To Live With Her Oldest Son, John Jackson Kelly At The Brick Store In Upper Lee County In Turkey Cove. She Died Here And Was Laid To Rest In The Jonathan Richmond Cemetery Across Highway 58 From Her Last Home, Now The Dave Isaac Place. Abigail's Picture, Her Loom, And Some Cloth She Wore Are Now On Display In The "Southwest Virginia Museum At Big Stone Gap. "
"Abigail Sturgill B Nov 30 1801(Jan 3 1818 Married: Matthias Kelly D Dec 15 1872

Is Said To Have Other Children:
2…David Born 1810 Married Rachel??
3…Sarah
4…Rachel
5…Nancy
6…Elizabeth
7…Francis Born 1829 Married Delily
8…Agnes
9…John

 

 

7...Zachariah T. (Thomas) Jr Wells

Born 1779  North Carolina  Died 1879 Wise County Va.

Married: 1797 Rebecca (Becky) Shepherd (Sheppard) Born 1780  Daughter Of William Shepherd And Vina Shepherd Of Lee County Virginia.

 

William Sheppard

This Indenture Made And Entered Into The 23rd Day Of September In The Year Of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred And Five Between William Sheppard Of The One Part Of The County Of Lee State Of Virginia And William Pennington Of The County And State Aforesaid Of The Other Witnesseth That The Said William Sheppard Hath This Day Bargained And Sold Unto The Said William Pennington A Certain Tract Of Land In Lee County And On The North Fork Of Powells River For The Sum Of Fifty Dollars And Bounded As Followeth To

 
William Sheppard (X His Mark) Vina Sheppard (X Her Mark)

At Lee Co. September Court 1805 The Indenture Of Bargain And

Sale Was Acknowledged In Court By William Sheppard And Vina His Wife

She Being First Privately Examined As The Law Directs And Ordered To Be Recorded.

Source: Deed Book 2 Pages 207-208



William Shepherd Listed As Selling 100 Acres  To Zachariah Wells And
Wife Rebecca On Powell River In Lee County.
July 16 1809 Stoney Creek Scott County Va Near Blackmore. Stoney Creek.


Primitive Baptist Church Minutes. 'Then Came Bro. Zachariah Wells And Sister
Rebeckey His Wife And Join The Church By Letter" Also Mentioned
July 23 1809 In The Minutes Of The Church And Again In January 27. 1810

February The 24, 1811 Zachariah Brought 1 Bushel Of Corn To The Church For Offering. 1812 Mentioned In Minutes Of The Church.
Then Came Forward David Cox, Thomas Landers, James Brickey, David 
Cox, William Brickey, Zachariah Wells And Thereon Shared Expenses To Bear The Letter To The Association. August 22, 1812
                               
1817-5-10 Zach Wells Junior.

Va Land Patents Lee County Va Card 66 50 Acres Powells River

Wild Cat Valley And Wallings Ridge. Lee County Virginia

 

January 19 1818  Lee County Wile Cat Valley Lee County Virginia

Zach Wells Jr. 50 Acres Head Waters Of The North Fork Of The Lynch River.

Treasury Warrant # 4823 (Land Record At The Virginia State Library)

 

1 November 1854, 142 Acres On Waters Of South Fork Of Powell’s River,

To Isaac Wells Lines.  Zach Wells Jr. Lee County Virginia

 

1820 Census Lee County Va.

Zachariah Under 45 Years Old Wife Under 45

Plus 6 Males And 4 Females

 

1830 Lee County Census

Zachariah 50-60 Wife 50-60
5 Males And 3 Females

 
1840 Lee County Census
Zachariah 60-70 Wife 60-70
3 Males 2 Females
 

1860 Wise County Va. Zachariah Was 80 Living With Their Daughter  Israel

And Abagail Wampler At # 475


1870 Census Wise County Has Zachariah Age 90 Living With Son John P. Wells


Children:

1...John Paul Wells Born 1798

Married  Elizabeth Gilley


 


1850 Lee County Census:

John Age 46 Born In Virginia

Eliza Age 36

Louis Age 20

Henry Age 18

Mary Age 17

John Age 15

Catherine Age 14

Francis Age 7 Son

Ann Age 4

Elizabeth J Age 2

 

 

 

1870 Census Wise County Virginia

John P. Wells Age 54

Eliza Age 59

Zachariah Age 90 Father

Catherine Age 28

Jane E Age 22

Margaret Age 15

Thomas J Age 11

James F. Age 11

Virgini Age 10

Owen L Age 4 Gson

 


1880 Wise County Va. Census:

John P. Wells Age 76

Eliza Age 70

Thomas Age 22 Grandson

Jane Age 17  Grandson

Owen Age 13 Grandson

Kiah?? Grandson Age 6

 

Children Of John P. Wells

 

1…Louis Born 1830

2…Henry Born 1832 Married Christina??


 


1860 Wise Co. Census:

Henry Age 32

Christina Age 29

John H.Age 8

Andrew J. Age 6

James Age 2

Eliza Age 8 Months

 

 

1870 Census:

Henry Age 38 Blacksmith

Christina Age 38

John H. Age 18

Andrew J Age 16

Samantha Age 13

Sarah Age 6

    Joseph Age 3

Abba Age 10 Month

 


              3… Mary Born 1833

4…John Born 1835


1870 Wise Co. Census

John Age 34

Miriam Age 30

Ellen J Age 12

William H. Age 8

Eliza A. Age 6

Matilda H. A

Joseph C Age 5 Months.

 

1880 Wise Co.  Census:

John Age 47

Miriam Age 44

Henry Age 18

Eliza Age 16

Matilda Age 13

Joseph Age 10

David Age 6



 

 

Daughter Margaret Born 1855

                Her Daughter Clarinda Born 1874

5…Catherine Born 1836

6…Francis Born 1843

7…Ann Born 1846

8…Elizabeth Born 1848

2…Thomas Wells Born 1800

Married Mahala??

1860 Wise County Census:

Thomas Age 60

Mahala Age 53

Elizabeth Age 21

Mahala Age 18

Margaret Age 15

Leuina Age 12

James B. Wells Age 58

Rebecca Dau. Age 20

Samuel Son Age 20


3...James B.  Wells Born  1800 M Anne Jones 1-7-1834 Lee Co Va.

Sister Of Stephen Jones

 


1850 Lee County Census

James Age 50

Anna Age 49

Celia Age 20

Francis Son Age 17

Rebecca Age 15

Samuel Age 10

 

 

 

1870 Census Wise County

James B. Wells Age 68

Son Samuel Age 31



 

Children Of James Wells And Anne.

1…James B. Jr Born 1818 Virginia

Married Jenetta?? Born 1825 Farmer And Stock Dealer

Lived Gladeville District.

James Was Appointed To Locate A Road From Andrew Shepard’s To Elkanah Gilley’s Sawmill And Joseph Kilbourn Appointed Commissioner. Wise County 1856 Was On The Building Committee In Wise County 1856

Father Of T.G Wells

1870 Wise County Va. Census:

James F Age 53

Genetta Age 46

David E Age 20

Abraham Age 18

Nancy E. Age 16

Julia Ann Age 14

Livingston C Age 12

Mandie E Age 10

Jonathan B Age 7

Martha C. Age 5

Children Of James And Genetta

 

1…Elbert Wells Born 1839

Married: Elizabeth

1880 Wise County Census

Elbert Born In Virginia Age 42

Elizabeth Age 43

James F. Age 18

Emeline Age 16

Amanda F Age 10

William J Age 9

Aurica V Age 7

Dayton G. P. Age 4

Elbert S Age 3

1…James C. Born 1841

Married: #2 Sarah. A. Wells August 8 1887

Dau. Of Joseph And Elisabeth Wells Wise Co. Va.

1870 Census Wise Co. Va # 120

James C Age 29

Julia Ann Age 29

E.E. Dau. Age 7

Tagwell G. Age 4

Jonathan M Age 2

Jerome S Age 8 Months

2…Jerry Born 1843 ( C. Wells)
Married: Julia A. Cooper June 24 1862 Wise County Va.

Dau. Of John And Susannah Cooper

3…Tazwell Born 1847

 

             Married: Mary M. ??

1880 Census Wise County Va.

All Born In Virginia

Tazwell G. Wells Age 34

Mary M. Age 33

Lauria P Age 11

Rosa Age 9

Sarah C. Age 7 Daughter

Palerie N Age 5 Daughter

Sarah  G Age 4 Daughter

Nancie G Age 1 Daughter

                                       David C Wells Age 30

4…Windfield Born 1847

1870 Census Wise County Va. #119

Windfield Age 22 Born In Va.

Sarah W. Age 18

Anna J. Age 1


1888 Wise Co Va Census

1880 Census Wise County Age 32

Sarah Age 28

Frederick Age 6

Genevie Age 2

                                       Emmerson Age 7 Months

5…David  C. Born 1849

Listed Living In Home Of Tazewell In 1880

6…Ellington Was Living With Them In 1850 (Cousin)

7…Abraham Born 1852

8…Nancy E. Born 1854

9…Julia Ann Born 1856

Married: December 20, 1886 Ira Baker Wise County Va.

Son Of Jesse And Sadelia Baker

10..Livingston C. Born 1858

11..Mandie E Born 1860

12..Jonathan B Born 1853

13..Martha C. Born 1855 Died Sept 2 1876 Dipheria

 

2…Celia Born 1830

3…Francis Born 1833

4…Rebecca Born 1835 In Home Of Father In 1860 Wise County Census:

5…Samuel Born 1840 Listed Wise County 1870 In Home Of Father

1860 Listed Age 20 In Home Of Father James B. Wells


4...Marshall Wells (Doctor) B 1802
5...Levi Wells Born 1803 Died Unmarried Listed In 1830 Census Lee Co Va.
6...Solomon Wells Born 1804

7...Zachariah N. Wells  Born 1810
This May Be The Zachariah N. Wells That Has Several Children Listed As Born In Tennessee And By 1850 Was Back In Lee County Va:
There Is  A Zachariah Wells In 1850 Age 40 Lee County Census

With A Woman Listed As Mother Age 70 Named Rebecca Living With Him.

 

             8…Abagail Born 1812  born in Virginia

             named after her grand mother Abagail Osbourne

             Married Israel Wampler

1860 Census Wise County Va

Israel Wampler Age 48 Gunsmith

Abagail Age 48 Born Va

Henderson Age 18

Melissa Age 16

Canintha Age 14

Leanna Age 13

Amanda J Age 11

Zachariah Wells Age 80 father in law living with them a farmer

 


8…Robert Wells

Born 1780 NC , Died After 1884 When Reported Nancy's Death
Married:  #1 Elizabeth Shepherd B 1778 Dau Of James Shepherd And Rachel Gault
James Shepherds Estate Settled 1853.

Married: # 2  Nancy

 

Zachariah,  1819, To Robert Wells Both Of Lee Co Va, Three Forks Powell River Road
$375 B3p461 Robert Wells And Elizabeth His Wife 2 Tracts Of Land One To William Elkins
For $300 And Part 2 John Breckinridge And Zachariah Wells Sr. Between Robert And
Jacob Wells Land. Robert Wells And Elizabeth His Wife To George
Wells Northeast Powell River.

 

Virginia Land Record At Virginia State Library Northern Neck Records.

Lee County Va. 4th March 1831

Top Of Powells Mountain, Little Stone Gap 100 Acres.

 

50 Acres Lee County 1834,

East Side Of Rogers Ridge Lee County Virginia

 

46 Acres On Stone Gap Fork Of Powel’s River

March 22, 1838 Lee County Virginia

 

1820 Lee County Census:

Robert  About 30-40  Wife 30-40

2 Males And 1 Female

 

1830 Lee County Census:

Robert 40-50 With 3 Males One Being 20-30

Wife 40-50 And 4 Females

1830 Tax Records of Lee County Va.

Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000    

 

1840 Lee County Census:

Robert Age 60-70

Females: Wife 60-70

5 Female Children.

 


Children: Of Robert And Liz:

1…William S Wells Born 1810 M Levina Jones 5-9-1833 Went To Mo.
2…Franklin Wells Born 1811
3…George Washington Wells B 1812
4…Louisa Jane Wells Born 10-4-1814 D 6-5-1908 M Thomas Dickerson Duff 1-12-1819
5…Sedelia Wells Born 1816 M William Hogan
6…Rachel Wells Born 1818 Went To Mo.

Nancy’s Son:
7…Anderson Wells Born 1831 Died 1910

Married Sarah Hunsucker Born 1830 Died  August 19 1915 Age 84

Buried Wells Cemetery Wise County Va.

Anderson Was A Doctor . Signed The Petition To The Senate In 1854.

Served In The Civil War As A Lieutenant. Captured At Johnson’s Island Ohio.

James Hunsucker Was His Brother In Law. He Was A Saddle-Bag Doctor And A Good One According To The Local People. Lieutenant Anderson Wells Wrote A Letter To His Brothe Rin Law During The War.

Telling Him To Tell His Wife To Be In Good Heart.

 

1870 Wise County Census:

Anderson Age 38 Born In Va

Sarah Age 40 Born In Tenn.

Jonathan Age 16 Born In Va.

James P Age 5

Silvania Age 5 Months

The Case Of Beverly Dickenson For The Murder Of Alexander Carico Was
Brought Up In The Circuit Court Of Wise County On October 5th, 1857. The
Court Was Opened With Hon. Samuel V. Fulkerson, Judge, Presiding, And A
Grand Jury Was Impaneled. As The Record Reads:
'Harvey C. Bruce, Foreman, Andrew J. Long, Elijah Beverly, John
Creech, Jonathan Hunsucker, Sebastian H. Bickley, Isaac Willis, Isaiah
Jones, Edward Ison, Silas Creech, William Taylor, Linkhorn Blevins, John
W. Wampler, James Baker, Daniel S. Hoge, John W. Burns And Anderson Wells
Were Sworn A Grand Jury Of Inquest For The Body Of Wise County
Listed In 1888 Wise County Census

And Listed As Doctor In 1890 Grayson County Census.
Children:

1...Jonathan  Born 1854 Listed As Killed By " Devil John Wright"
2...James Patrick Wells Born 11-1-1865 M. Savannah Osbourne

Buried Wells Cemetery Wise County Va. Died April 29 1920

Savannah Is Buried There Also Born: Born 11-1-1865 And  Died July 20, 1933
3...Silvania (Sylvania) Wells Born 1869 Married George Hill Dec. 30 1886

Wise County Va. Son Of James And Betty Hill.
4...Ann W Wells
5...Lucy Jane Wells

 

9...John Paul Wells

Born 1783 North Carolina
Married: Eliza?

 

1830 Lee County Virginia

John Age 20-30

Wife 15-20

One Daughter Under 5

1830 Tax Records of Lee County Va.

Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000    

 

1840 Census Lee County:

John 30-40 Plus 2 Male Children

Wife 30-40 Plus 3 Female Children.

10..Joseph Wells

Born 1784 North Carolina
Married: Sally Fuller Born 1788 Married 1808

11…Richard Wells

Born 1785 NC

1820 Census Lee County Va

Richard Age 36 Wife Age 26

2 Female Children

 

1830 Lee County Census

Richard Age 40-50 Plus 2 Males

Wife 40-50 And 4 Females

1830 Tax Records of Lee County Va.

Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000    

 

12..Jeremiah Wells Dr.

Born 1786  NC

Died 11-18-1845 Wise Co Va:
Elizabeth Culbertson Born 1796 Scott Co Va. M -- 1-17-1815 Lee Co
Dau Of Joseph Culbertson And Agnes Patterson. Liz Died 5 April 1859 Wise County

62 Years Old Widow, Died Of A Fever.

Scott County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, P 491
1 Aug 1825. Jeremiah & Jemima Culbertson, Jonathan & Nancy Brinkley, Jeremiah & Elizabeth Wells To David Culbertson For $200 150 Ac Sold By Richard Price To Joseph Culbertson Decd


1810 Listed Lee County Personal Tax Listed As Zachariah Sr.

Names, Slaves, Horses No Children Or Women Mentioned. 

Wells       Zachariah Sr      24 May     1     0     3     
Wells       Jacob             24 May     1     0     1     
Wells       Thomas            24 May     1     0     4     

Wells    Jeremiah      24 May                 1              0              1
Will Of Joe Culbertson Listed On The Index Page:


1820

Jeremiah Under Age 45 And 4 Males

Wife Under Age 45 And 1 Female


1830 Lee County Census

Jeremiah 40-50 8 Males 4 Females

Wife 40-50 No Other Females

Virginia Land Record At Virginia State Library Northern Neck Records.

August 22 1821 Treasury Warrant 6917

100 Acres Lee County Va. North Side Of Wallings Ridge To Thomas Wells Survey Of 50 Acres.

 1830 Tax Records of Lee County Va.

Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000    


Children Of Jeremiah:

              1...Ellington Wells Born 1821

 
              2…Johnson Wells Born 1825 Married Derusia (Jerusha)

Johnson’s Will Was Inventoried:  July 1 1893 Wise County Va.

 

1850 Census Lee County:

 

Johnston Wells Age 26

Jerusia Age 24

Arminda Age 1

 


1860 Wise County Census

Johnson Wells Age 38

Jerusha Age 31

Arminda Age 10

Doctor F. Age 9

Harvey N Age 7

Augustus W. Age 5

Sarah Elkins Age 6

 

 

1880 Wise County Census:

Johnson Wells Age 56

Jerusia Wells Age 58

Augustus Age 25

Patton Age 14

 

Children:

 

1…Arminda J  Born 1850

Married Franklin Wilson On March 10 M 1872 Wise Co.

Wise County Va. Son Of William And Polly Wilson

2…Doctor F. Wells Born 1851

1880 Census Of Wise County Va.

Doctor F. Wells Age 29

Frances Age 20

Owen Age 3

Aaron Elkins Cousin Age 21

Alexander Wilson Servant Age 23

3…Harvey.N. Wells  Born 1853

Married  #1 Lueasy Ratliff April 29 1875

Dau. Of AB  And Elizabeth Ratliff Wise County.

Married #2 Rebecca Boatright Dec 13 1897

Wise County Va Dau. Of Hiram And Nancy Boatright.

1880 Wise County Census

Harvey N. Wells Age 26

Louisa Age 24

Gordon Age 4

Arminda Age 1

4…Augustus W. Born 1856 Died 15 July 1891 Wise County Va. Married Malinda

5…Patton  L. Wells Born April 18 1866 Wise County Va.

Sarah Elkins Living With Them In 1860 Age 6


3...William Wells Born..1806 Va M Sarah (Sally) Prather Died:1860
Coles Co Ill Listed As Farmer. Married 10-27-1827 Floyd Co Ky.
Children:

1..Elijah Wells B 1826
2..William Wells. B 1827
3..John Wells B 1828
4..James Wells B 1830
5..Nancy J. Wells B 1832 7

6..David Brooten Wells B 1834
7..Elisha Wells B 1836
8..Benjamin Wells B 1838
9..Rebecca A. Wells B 1840
10..Mary E. Wells B 1841
11..George A. Wells B 1843
12..Daniel T. Wells B 1844
13..Sarah E. Wells B 1846


4...Andrew Jackson Wells B 1808

5...David W. Wells B 1815 M. Nancy Elkins 2nd Husband

Dau Of Joseph Elkins And Margaret.

 

1850 Census Of Lee County Va.

David Wells Age 35

Nancy Age 27

Rebecca Age 9

Margaret Age 7

Rachel Age 5

Lucy Age 1

 

 

6...James Franklin Wells B 1817 Died 1-25-1871 Wise Co Married:
Jeanette Compton 10-14-1841
                1…Windfield Wells


7...Jeremiah Wells Jr B 1820 M. Lucy Buster 12-24-1839
Listed 1830 Census Lee Co Va

Deacon Of Toms Creek Baptist Church In 1847
Children:

1.Rev James Wells B 1840 Had 7 Sons 3 Daughters

2..Jeremiah C Wells B 1843 Powells Valley M Mary Bell
Roark 1887 Letcher Co Ky
3..Andrew James Wells B 1850

Married  #1 ??

Married #2 Nancy Hart
1879 Wise Co. Dau Of Jackson
Hart And Charlotte Hart.

Children Of First Wife:

1..Charlotte  Octavia Wells

2. Orban Wells

Son Of  Nancy And Andrew

3…Andrew J. Jr. Age 3 Months In The 1880 Census Of Wise County Va.

1880 Census Wise County

Andrew J Age 50

Nancy Age 30

Andrew J. Jr. Age 3 Months

8...Agnes Wells Born 1821 Married:  Hiram Cooper Son Of John B.  And Susannah Cooper

Hiram  Owned 265 Acres Of Land In Wise County Va

In 1857 The Land Which The Dorchester Coal Corp Was Located.

Justice Of The Peace Of Gladeville.

Son T.E. Cooper Who Was Ellington Cooper Married Sallie Johnson. Worked For Clerk For T.G. Wells In Wise County.

John B. Age 74 And Susannah Age 65 Living Next Door To Them In 1880 Wise County Census; All Born In Virginia:

1880 Wise County Census:

Hiram Cooper Age 47

Agnes Age 49

Diedra Age 16

John M Age 15

Agnes N Age 10

Aurie S Age 8

Hiram V Age4

Johnathan Age 1


9...Ellington Wells Born 1823 Married  Elizabeth Kilgore 2-11-1857 Scott Co Va

Living With James Wells A Cousin In Lee County In 1850

Listed As A Salt Agent In Wise County District No 1. March 1862.

M.T. Is Also Mentioned As A Salt Agent And Note Fitzhugh Married A Lipps.

1880 Wise County Census:

Ellington Wells Age 57 Was A Farmer And Salt Agent.

Elizabeth Age 46

Fitz S. Age 17

Summersville Dau. Age 13

Epilitha Dau. Age 9

Lucinda L Age 4

James Kilgore Age 72 Father In Law A Saddler

David Steadham Age 61 Servant

1…Fitzhugh Wells  Born 1863

Married Susannah Lipps August 4 1887 Wise County Va.

Dau. Of Jacob And Elizabeth Lipps.

2…Summerville Born 1867

3…Epilitha Born 1871

4…Lucinda L. Born 1876
10..Elizabeth Born 1834 Wise Co Va. Informant On Mother’s
Death Certificate 1858 Married  Enoch Kilborn (Kilburn)
11..Johnathan Brickey Wells 1837 Married Patience Pendleton
12..Joe Culbertson  Born 1838 Wells Married Elizabeth ??
13..Henderson Wells Born 1840 M Susan Shepherd B 1841
Children:

 

1...Stephen Born 1857
2...Mary Born 1863
3...Martha Born 1867
4...Charles M Born 1868

13..Abagail Wells

Born 1787 NC

Died: After 1850
Married: William Landrith Some Have This As Landers.

They Lived In North Carolina For Most Of Their Life.

 

1850 Census Lee County Va

William Landrith Age 66 Born In Virginia

Abigail Age 64

Zachariah Age 37 Born NC

Mahala Age 34 Born NC

Isaac Age 26 Born Va

Mariah Age 7 Born Va Grandaughter



Children:

1…Zachariah Born 1813 North Carolina

2…Mahala Born 1816 North Carolina

Married Ruebin Hampton April 7 1840 Floyd County Ky.

3…Isaac Born 1824 Va.

4…Nancy Landrith M Henry Salyer

               5…William Landrith Jr...Went To Oregon

 



14..Levi (Levy) Wells

Born 1789 NC just before the family moved back to Virginia

 

1820 Census Lee County  Va.

Levi Age About 38

Wife Age About 35

3 Male Children And 4 Females

 

1830 Census Lee County

Levy Wells Age 40-50

5 Sons, 4 Daughters, Wife Age 40-50

 

1830 Tax Records of Lee County Va.

Wells, Jeremiah          0001000000000-0001000000000     326  2
Wells, Jeremiah          2222001000000-0000010000000     325 19
Wells, John              0000100000000-1001000000000     326  1
Wells, Levy              1201101000000-1012001000000     327 10
Wells, Richard           2000001000000-1120010000000     327  9
Wells, Robert            0020011000000-3100001000000     325 23
Wells, Thomas            0011000100000-0010000100000     325 22
Wells, William           1110010000000-2100110000000     325 20
Wells, William           2211001000000-1000100100000     325 21

Wells, Zachariah         2000010000000-0110200010000