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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 

        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