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Lindy Wells1,2,3

F, #51337, b. circa 1825
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: circa 1825
  • Married Name: Mrs. Petri (Wells)

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1651] Wellsmm24July01syntha.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 25, 2001.
  3. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Elizabeth Wells1,2,3

F, #51338, b. circa 1825
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: circa 1825
  • Married Name: Mrs. Petri (Wells)

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1651] Wellsmm24July01syntha.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 25, 2001.
  3. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

America Ohio Wells1,2,3

F, #51343, b. 21 September 1820
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: 21 September 18201,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1651] Wellsmm24July01syntha.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 25, 2001.
  3. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Isabella Elizabeth Price Wells1,2

F, #51345, b. 10 June 1812
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Married Name: circa 1835; Mrs. Torrence (Wells)

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.

Edwin B Torrence1,2

M, #51346, b. circa 1810
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Samuel Sands Gidney1,2

M, #51347, b. May 1797, d. 12 June 1848
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Family: Cynthia Sharpe Wells b. 1 Sep 1807, d. 10 Aug 1854

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.

Mary Ann Gladden1,2

F, #51348, b. 1785, d. 4 September 1857
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: 1785; Rutherford Co., North Carolina, USA4,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1800; Groom=Isaac Wells1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 4 September 1857; Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA3,2
  • (Interred) Burial*: 4 September 1857; Wells Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA; Birth: 1785
    Death: Sep. 4, 1857
    Kings Mountain
    Cleveland County
    North Carolina, USA

    Ann died in the same flu epidemic that took her husband, Isaac Wells.

    They had the following children
    1. Easom C. Wells, 1806-April 1850
    2. Jane Wells Randal , 1803-April 4, 1857
    3. John Wells, 1805-sometime after 1857
    4. Robert H. Wells, 1810-September 23, 1879
    5. Mary McGara Wells Hambright, 1813-sometime before 1880
    6. Rachel Editha Wells Falls, born around 1818-sometime after 1880
    7. James Simpson Wells, September 8, 1821-June 20, 1887
    8. Sarah Wells Patterson, March 18, 1823-January 16, 1905
    9. Jemima C. Wells Berry, April 30, 1825-July 30, 1874

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Isaac Wells (1782 - 1857)*

    Children:
    Jane Wells Randal (1803 - 1857)*
    Robert H. Wells (1810 - 1879)*
    Mary McGara Wells Hambright (1813 - 1887)*
    Rachel Editha Wells Falls (1818 - 1879)*
    James Simpson Wells (1821 - 1887)*
    Jemima C. Wells Berry (1825 - 1874)*

    *Calculated relationship


    Burial:
    Wells Family Cemetery
    Kings Mountain
    Cleveland County
    North Carolina, USA

    Created by: Hope
    Record added: May 30, 2005
    Find A Grave Memorial# 110595894,2
  • Name Variation: Ann Gladden
  • Married Name: circa 1800; Mrs. Wells (Gladden)
  • Note: 4 September 1857; Ann died in the same flu epidemic that took her husband and is buried in the Wells family cemetery. Her tombstone is inscribed: ''In memory of Ann Wells, who departed this life 4 Sept 1857, in her 72 year''3,2

Family: Isaac Wells b. 1782, d. 1 Sep 1857

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.
  4. [S1332] JOHN EMILUS WELLS,as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1CID294~1.GED and imported on 06/22/2008 at 15:14:31.,_ID933 _Researcher.

Sally Gladden1,2

F, #51349, b. circa 1808, d. before 1869
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: circa 18083,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1825; Groom=Easom C Wells3,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: before 18693,2
  • Married Name: circa 1825; Mrs. Wells (Gladden)

Family: Easom C Wells b. 1806, d. Apr 1850

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.

Robert Hasty1,2

M, #51350, b. circa 1850
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.

Arthur Hambright Wells1,2

M, #51351, b. 1842, d. 1919
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: 18421,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19191,2

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Green Hambright1,2

M, #51352, b. 16 December 1813, d. 10 March 1885
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; York, York Co., South Carolina, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Mary M Hambright
    Name: Mary M Hambright
    Age: 35
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Female
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): York, York, South Carolina
    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Boyd 52
    Mary Boyd 53
    John T Boyd 22
    Ann H Boyd 17
    Green Hambright 38
    Mary M Hambright 35
    John C Hambright 14
    William B Hambright 11
    Sarah A Hambright 10
    Mary J Hambright 5
    Martha E Hambright 3

    ; Household Member=Mary Mcgara Wells
  • Note: 1850; 1850 - Shown on the Cleveland Co. NC census. 1860 - Shown on the Perry Co, AR census: Green Hambright, 47m farmer SC Mary A., 44f , NC John C., 24m, NC William P., 21m, NC Sarah A., 18f, NC Mary G., 14f, SC Martha D., 12f, SC Ira J., 8m, SC Eliza, 6f, SC Dorinda, 4f, SC 1870 - The Casa Co. Perry AK censu shows: Green Hambright 58 1811 South Carolina White Casa, Perry, AR Male Mary M Hambright 57 1812 North Carolina White Casa, Perry, AR Female Jasper Hambright 19 1850 South Carolina White Casa, Perry, AR Male Eliza C Hambright 16 1853 South Carolina White Casa, Perry, AR Female 2/5/1875 - Green Hambright obtained an 80 acre homestead in Perry Co. AR. 1880 - The Casa Co. Perry AK censu shows: Green HAMBRIGHT, Male, W , 67, Born SC, Farmer, fathers birthplace SC, mothers birthplace SC. He is buried at Casa Cemetery, Perry County AR. The Perry County Arkansas Census of Cemeteries As of December 2001 published by the Perry Co. Historical & Genealogical Society list Green Hambright, born 16 Dec 1813; died 10 Mar 1885. Mary E. Hambright, Mary E. Hambright, died 16 May 1877, age 39, wife of Wm. P. Hambright. Mary M. Hambright, died 27 Mar 1857, no birth date. M. C . Hambright, born 1835, died 16 July 193,2
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Casa, Perry Co., Arkansas, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Green Hambright
    Name: Green Hambright
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
    Age in 1870: 58
    Birthplace: South Carolina
    Home in 1870: Casa, Perry, Arkansas
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Union City
    Household Members: Name Age
    Green Hambright 58
    Mary M Hambright 57
    Jasper Hambright 19
    Eliza C Hambright 16
    Deniza Hambright 14

    ; Household Member=Mary Mcgara Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Casa, Perry Co., Arkansas, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Green Hambright
    Name: Green Hambright
    Home in 1880: Casa, Perry, Arkansas
    Age: 67
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
    Birthplace: South Carolina
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Father's birthplace: South Carolina
    Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Green Hambright 67

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.

Thomas D Falls1,2

M, #51353, b. 4 March 1815, d. 13 March 1871
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Note*: 1850; Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA; 1850-The Cleveland Co NC census shows Thomas D. Falls page 122.
    Falls, Thomas D, 35 1814 North Carolina Male Not Stated, Cleveland, North Carolina
    Falls, Rachel E Falls 33 1816 North Carolina Female Not Stated, Cleveland, North Carolina
    Falls, Sarah A Falls 3 1846 North Carolina Female Not Stated, Cleveland, North
    Falls, Carolina Leonidas F Falls 2 1847 North Carolina Male Not Stated, Cleveland, North Carolina

    1860-The Cleveland Co NC census shows
    Falls, Thomas 45 1814 North Carolina, Cleveland, North Carolina Male
    Falls, Rachel E Falls 40 1819 North Carolina, Cleveland, North Carolina Female
    Falls, Sarah A Falls 13 1846 North Carolina, Cleveland, North Carolina Female Rachel M Falls 10 1849 North Carolina, Cleveland, North Carolina Female
    Falls, Mary J Falls 6 1853 North Carolina, Cleveland, North Carolina Female

    1870-The Cleveland Co NC census shows
    Falls, Thomas 55 Rachel E Falls 52
    Falls, Sarah A 22
    Falls, Rachel 20
    Falls, Mary J 15
    Falls, Isaac 9
    He was a millwrite.1,2

Family: Rachel Editha Wells b. 1815

Citations

  1. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.

Cynthia A Biggers1,2

F, #51354, b. 27 December 1841, d. 27 October 1908
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: 27 December 18413,2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: after 1870; Groom=James Simpson Wells3,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 27 October 19083,2
  • Note*: Antioch Baptist Church, Antioch, Wilkes Co., North Carolina, USA3,2
  • Married Name: after 1870; Mrs. Wells (Biggers)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Aaron Wells
    Name: Aaron Wells
    Home in 1880: Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina
    Age: 17
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Relation to Head of Household: Son
    Father's Name: James
    Father's birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's Name: Cynthia
    Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: At Home
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    James Wells 60
    Cynthia Wells 40
    Mary Wells 19
    Aaron Wells 17
    Morris Wells 14
    Anonanus Falter 17

    ; Head of Household=James Simpson Wells

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1605] Toni Plumides as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID374C~1.GED and imported on 09/21/2008 at 04:27:21.,_ID374 _Researcher.

Nancy Jane Emmert1,2

F, #51355, b. circa 1856, d. 2 August 1914
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Married Name: circa 1872; Mrs. Wells (Emmert)

Family: Isaac Wells b. 9 Jun 1850, d. 7 Apr 1934

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Charles Wells1,2

M, #51356, b. circa 1879
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Joseph F Wells1,2

M, #51357, b. 12 January 1855
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

William A Wells1,2

M, #51358, b. 29 August 1852, d. 10 June 1891
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

James Madison Wells1,2

M, #51359, b. 11 November 1859
  • Reference: W013 ID181

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Amanda Canady1,2

F, #51360, b. circa 1850
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Name Variation: Amanda Kennedy2
  • Married Name: 2 January 1876; Mrs. Wells (Canady)

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Zachariah Wells1,2

M, #52133, b. between 1746 and 1750, d. circa 1837
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Note: Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    Margaret Wells (View posts) Posted: 22 Nov 2002 9:47AM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames: Wells, Almon, Jones, Power, Finnell, Roberts, Cox, Adams, Eaton, Vandiver, Elkins
    In regard to the earlier post from Thomas Wills in this string - I have taken your advice and done a fairly thorough analysis of the names you mention (along with three other interested researchers).
    Thomas William Wells married a woman named Hester (Esther) Smallwood Smith. His will names no direct heirs. The tax lists of Loudoun Co show that the "maid" Violet was in 1768 listed with a Margaret Wells (daughter? sister?) who disappears thereafter and later listed with Esther (Hester). The widow disappears from the tax lists after 1771.
    The David Wells that you name is shown on Loudoun Co tax lists to be a son of Jacob Wells. This man also had sons Zachariah and Jesse, possible son Ebenezer [not specifically named as a son but in the same household] as well as a probable older son Moses. We believe we have identified Jacob Wells as the man of that name who was the son of Joseph Wells and Ann Pugh of Pennsylvania. David Wells died in 1800; he had a wife Rachel and his household inventory suggests at least two children. Nothing more is known of them.
    Zachariah Wells sold his father's estate in 1784 and disappeared. His first appearance on the tax lists as an individual was in the company of a HUMPHREY-surname male known to be of a Pennsylvania family of the same name some descendants migrated to Henderson Co KY where this man had been granted lands and otherwise unidentifiable Wells families were also early immigrants to that area -- in 1799) and with Leven Powell, early KY immigrant.
    We suspect that Zachariah Wells in question was the man who applied for a pension in 1825 Sullivan Co TN citing Revolutionary War service in Loudoun Co VA, primarily based on age, dates, and location.
    Those of us who have worked on this do not believe that this Zachariah Wells is the man later listed in Lee Co VA, despite a similarity in names.
    We have found no relationship between this family and that of Thomas William Wells of Loudoun Co VA and, in fact, they appear to have lived in different Parishes entirely.
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    DonnNeal75 (View posts) Posted: 22 Nov 2002 10:16AM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames:
    I agree with the analysis of Margaret Wells, just posted, but I would point out that according to his father's will Jacob Wells had a brother named Thomas who (as I understand it) is not seen in Pennsylvania in later years. It is possible, I think that he also went to Virginia. Although he and Jacob lived in different parishes, they could be brothers, therefore.
    Note, too, that Daniel Stark was living near Thomas William Wells in.
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    MargaretWells81 (View posts) Posted: 22 Nov 2002 10:50AM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames: Wells, Almon, Jones, Power, Finnell, Roberts, Cox, Adams, Eaton, Vandiver, Elkins
    Hi Don
    Despite the fact that the on-line abstract gives Jacob Wells a son Thomas, the actual will does not -- it names only sons Samuel and Jacob. I think the confusion arose because his daughter Thamer married a Thomas-surname male.
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    DonnNeal75 (View posts) Posted: 22 Nov 2002 10:55AM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames:
    Ah, my mistake. Thanks.
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 20 Apr 2008 12:39PM
    Classification: Deed
    Surnames: Wells, Roberts, Osborn, Frame
    I am going to wade in here with some very good data about one of the Zach Wells that people seem to be confused about. After a visit to the Kentucky archive, I have found that the Zachariah Wells who was pensioned in Sullivan County Tennessee was, by his Rev. Pension, enlisted in Loudon County Virginia. He had an attorney, William Cummins, collect his pension for him in East Tennessee, while he moved to Whitley County KY with his son Abraham Wells until his death after 1833 and before 1839--affidavits disagree slightly but Zachariah died 4-5 years after 1833 in Whitley County, KY.
    In one court case buried in the KY archives, disputing land that he occupied (see KY tax lists, and the 1830 census), all of his living children and one deceased are named, to wit: William Wells, Jacob Wells, Caty Shipley (married to Benjamin Shipley) formerly Caty Wells, Polly Jones (married to John Jones) formerly Polly Wells, Jeremiah Wells, Jesse Wells (deceased, father of Peggy Wells -husband and whereabouts unknown), and the above mentioned Abraham Wells who is being sued for debt.
    During the course of the case about 1842, Abraham dies, so his heirs become parties to the suit, to wit: Elizabeth Wells, Lucinda E. Powers (married to John Powers) formerly Lucinda E. Wells, and minor children Jesse Wells, John Wells, Harrison Wells, and Sally Wells. Guardian for these is William S. Cook, executrice of the estate is Mary E. Wells, widow of Abraham Wells.
    Kind of long winded, but the names should be searchable. My ancestor is William Wells, and his kids are also known through deeds executed at his death in Whitley County, KY. One of these is the Zachariah Wells who later moves to Missouri and thence to Nebraska. He is my ancestor also.
    These relationships are proven by original documentation. Are there cousins out there?
    The old Zachariah was a farrier for Captain Henry Lee, Virginia Continental Line--lots of original stuff on him at NARA. Incidentally--the attorney for him, William Cummins, who collected his pension, is also a deponent in the above suit. He there explains their relationship.
    K Cart

    Please reply on this forum, and if you want to exchange emails we can then!
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 20 Apr 2008 1:03PM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames:
    Here I am replying to my own post with couple of details I left out, by way of showing the connection to the Tennessee pensioner Zachariah Wells: In the depositions in the land suit in Whitley County KY, the Revolutionary pension is explicitly referred to--William Cummins is a frequent deponent, and he describes the payment he recieved for collecting the pension for Zachariah Wells in Sullivan County while the "old man" lived with his son Abraham in Whitley. In the Rev. Pension file I ordered from NARA, there is a reciept for pension payment signed by the attorney for Zachariah Wells, William Cummins. This William Cummins describes himself as the uncle of Mary E. Wells, wife of the above named Abraham. That is pretty conclusive proof.
    This land lawsuit is in material sent to the KY archives by the Whitley County courthouse, and is in recent acquisitions and completely unindexed. It took some digging to find.
    K Cart
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    Maggi58 (View posts) Posted: 20 Apr 2008 1:22PM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames:
    The Zachariah Wells in question is likely to be one of the several sons of Jacob Wells and wife Lavinia Stevens, who married in 1745 in Philadelphia and subsequently migrated to Loudoun Co VA. Their migration to Loudoun Co was recorded in the minutes of their church in Pennsylvania. There exist one or two references to Zachariah as a son of Jacob in the tax lists of Loudoun Co. In addition, the following
    To Whom it may concern Know ye that I Zachariah Wells of Loudoun County and Commonwealth of Virginia for and in consideration of David Beaty and Jacob Dehaven both of the County aforesaid becoming my Security as Executor of Jacob Wells (deceased) in order to indemnify them the said Beaty and Dehaven do bargain and sell said Beaty and Dehaven the following articles Vizt: One bay mare five years old, one Sorrell Colt two years old, one young Horse Colt folded in March last, one Roan horse ten years old, five head of Cattle Vizt: two cows and three calves and one sett of Smiths Tools, which Mare and Colt, Horse, Cows and calves and Smiths tools I do warrant the above mentioned Horse being delivered as a confirmation of the above bill of Sale and it is agreed on between the parties that if said Zachariah Wells do faithfully pay all just debts and costs that may come against the Estate of Jacob Wells deceased at request of the Securiteis then no advantage to be taken of this Bill of Sale. Witness my hand this 14th day of June 1784.
    Signed and Acknowledged before
    Hugh Douglass Zacahariah Wells
    Samuel Tillet, Thos. Warman
    At a court held for Loudoun County Jne the 14th 1784
    This Bill of Sale was acknowledged by Zachariah Wells party thereto and ordered to be recorded.
    Thomas William Wells appears to have originally been from Fairfax Co. There is historical information asserting that he and his wife ran some sort of roadside inn and had several run-ins with the law.
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 21 Apr 2008 9:14AM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames:
    I note that you cite a church record--is this a Quaker record? From the detail it sure sounds like it. Was the church in Philadelphia?
    If you would like to see any of the primary material I found about Zachariah Wells you can contact me at my email or here. Thanks,
    K Cart
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    Maggi58 (View posts) Posted: 21 Apr 2008 1:27PM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames:
    Actually, there were several separate church records. Jacob and Lavinia Stephens Wells were married at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, although they were Baptists. Originally of a Quaker family, by the time of their marriage, most of the members of the Wells family were Baptists.
    The "letters of dismissal" were granted by the Great Valley Baptist Church and the church to which they were going was the Ketoctin Baptist Church.
    Some of the references are found in the Pennsylvania Archives (now online), while others come from a large volume called Toward a History of Baptists in the New World.
    Jacob Wells is a descendant of Henry Wells of Pennsylvania, through Joseph Wells and Ann Pugh.
    I am no longer researching this line, as it is not my family, but I did research the line quite extensively at one time.
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 22 Apr 2008 9:21AM
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    I am very grateful to you for sharing the information you have. It provides a real breakthrough for us. Yesterday I went to the Wells cemetery and it stands where these people lived--quite an experience.
    I hope my research will help folks with their brick walls, as well. Are you related to the Zachariah Wells from Lee County? I have some of his original documentation available if you need it.
    Kristen
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    Maggi58 (View posts) Posted: 22 Apr 2008 3:34PM
    Classification: Query
    Surnames: Wells
    I do not know why these postings are under the heading of Thomas William Wells of Loudoun Co VA, who had nothing to do with this family.
    The Zachariah Wells in question here was the son of Jacob Wells (born in Pennsylvania) and wife Lavinia Stevens. This couple were married in Philadelphia in 1745 and removed to Virginia between 1757 and 1763
    1763 (by reference to Edwards, Toward a History of the Baptists, etc courtesy Gwen Boyer Bjorkman), with other members (unspecified dates) Rev John Thomas, William Thomas, Rebecca Thomas, John Mathews, David Stephens, Evan Stephens, Diana Matthews , Sarah James, Mary Mathews, Rebecka Thomas …Catherine Vastine…Jane Thomas. By church minutes, Jacob is recorded as receiving a letter of dismissal in 1767 from the Montgomery Baptist Church to Ketockton, while Mathews (cited by David Axe) records that on 11 Aug 1765 Lavina Wells dismissed to Ketockton, Virginia. It would appear that Jacob and Lavinia removed to Virginia briefly ca 1757, but did not settle there (not on 1760 tax lists) returned by 1763, and once again left Pennsylvania after the death of her brother)
    Loudoun Co tithable records and other data suggest that this couple had Moses, Zachariah, Jesse, and David.
    From personal property lists, we know that Zachariah remained in Loudoun Co through 1789; he was administrator of his father's estate, which was sold for debt.
    IIII Zachariah Wells of TN and KY. Revolutionary War Veteran The pension file ( S 39119) of this man proves that he was born about 1745 and that he enlisted in the continental service in Loudoun Co. VA. He served during the period of 1778-1779. His original pension claim was made in Sullivan Co. TN. in Sept. 1825. He was placed on the Pension Roll of East TN. in Nov. 1825. On 5 March 1833 he made a statement in Whitelly Co.KY regarding a change of address. He stated that he lived in Whitely co. for four years having resided previous in Washington Co. TN. His name appears on Supplementary Lists of Revolutionary Pensioners from the Federal Office Knoxville TN. which were published as an appendix in the book The Kings Mountain Men by Katherine Keogh White (1924.) The author does not say that these men participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Some early Wells researchers erroneously combined the records of this ZachariahWells with those of Zachariah Wells of Lee Co. VA.
    Jacob Wells, the father of Zachariah, was named as a son and heir in the will of Joseph Wells who married Ann Pugh. Joseph had a brother, Samuel, who lived on in Pennsylvania. Although no family will names Jacob's children, the will of his sister in law Elizabeth Vastine (1803) mentions that there were children, while Lavinia Stephens Wells is mentioned in the will of her brother.
    Joseph Wells who married Ann Pugh (Zachariah's grandfather) was the son of Henry Wells (named in his will). He married Ann Pugh in November 1716 @ Christ Church in Philadelphia.

    Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 22 Apr 2008 6:18PM
    Classification: Pension
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    In reply to Maggi58, how is this for starting a new thread?
    I waded into the message boards because I wanted to share what I had with someone who had done research in Loudon County, VA since the Rev. Pension file of Zachariah Wells, S 39119, was all I had to go on regarding his place of origin--so I replied to one of your posts, now it turns out to be concerning another topic entirely.
    I am a relative newcomer to Wells research, but quite familiar with Kentucky resources since I have been beating the bushes here for over three years on another brick wall family. My mother and I visited Whitley County, and I had all of the tax lists for the Wells family from the archive to guide our search, both of the John Wells (of Lynn Camp Creek) family and of Zachariah's son William Wells (of Buffalo Creek), who are unrelated or distantly related neighbors. Turns out the chancery cases held the one golden nugget establishing William's father. I am getting copies of another case file concerning the heirs of this John Wells, who also had a will and whose kids are known.
    Census data from 1860 and later agree with the origin of William Wells, showing Pennsylvania as his birthplace. He lived until 1868. Zachariah, his son, identified his parents' places of origin in the 1880 census as Pennsylvania and Georgia. I can cite these in detail for those who are interested.
    Thank you again. I am impressed with the depth of your knowlege and how much effort has been spent--from experience motoring all over Kentucky and the many hundreds of copies from the archive, I know that kind of information does not come cheaply.
    Kristen
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    MICHAELWELLS86 (View posts) Posted: 23 Apr 2008 5:42AM
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    I am humbled and deeply impressed by how much time, work and intellect has gone into all of this. I hope to get there someday.
    Kristen, your information fits exactly with what we know. My brother still lives in Whitley Co., KY and has mapped out all the pertinent graveyards, etc. Our paternal ancestor is John Wells, who came from the Kings Mountain, NC family and originally from Henry Wells. My DNA ID is 181. We had always heard that part of our Wells family came from Virginia, but we couldn't figure out which one. This makes sense. It goes back to the same Henry Wells roots and ends up in my maternal side. It is curious that Zachariah and John Wells would have lived so closely, but it looks as if they were in fact cousins 3 or 4 times removed.
    My paternal ancestry from John Wells is direct to my dad. My maternal ancestry from Zachariah would be through Jacob's daughter Indiana born 1822, died 1880. We know where Indiana's homestead is, and have visited it, and we know from family lore (Indiana's grandson) that she was buried there, but we can't locate a grave.
    I'd love to see any of the documents you have when you get them scanned. Thanks so much, and I guess we are cousins! Please let me know if you need any of my information.
    Michael
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 23 Apr 2008 9:30AM
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    I have another bit of good news for you then, if you are a descendant of John Wells. Yesterday I went to the archive again to look more deeply into the files that yielded so much last time, and I found a case that went on after John Wells died. It includes a map of his survey on Lynn Camp Creek and quite a few depositions. I decided to get it copied and sent to my home, so in a few days I will have it to scan. I'm sure that heirs had some debt dispute or other--I have not read it yet. I'll make sure you get it as well.
    The really cool thing about all of this is your proven Revolutionary war connection. A portion of Zachariah's revoluionary war rolls are on line at footnote.com --you can sign up for a trial period and see what you think--download them there, and also his pension file, if you don't already have it.
    This is the real thrill for me, not only making a discovery for myself but also for people like you especially if you have been wondering for a long time. It makes it all worth it!
    Kristen
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    MICHAELWELLS86 (View posts) Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:50PM
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    Thanks so much! Are you from the John Wells line as well? I've traced that back pretty well to Henry Wells of Philadelphia, and last spring visited the old Wells cabin which is next to the Kings Mountain battlefield. That's pretty cool.
    Michael
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 23 Apr 2008 4:04PM
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    I am not from that line, but while I was digging through the records in the deeds and estate administrations in Whitley County we came across your John Wells will, and since we had not made the connection yet to Zachariah, we copied everything we could find. I have all of the tax lists for his kids, where his land was, and since this conversation had begun I ordered the John Wells heirs case to be copied to share with you and the Wells boards.
    Today I dropped a copy of the Zachariah Wells heirs case off at the Sons of the American Revolution Library in Louisville, KY. They also keep copies of pension files there. So it will be available in at least one other place besides the archive. When I get over to the Historical Society in Frankfurt I'll make sure they get a copy also.
    I am pretty amazed at how something like this can stay under wraps for 170 years. Wow.
    I would be interested in knowing more about the old Wells cabin and some of John's history, since he was such a close neighbor. I wonder if they knew in what manner they were related--likely not! It was a few generations back, and how many of us can keep it straight that far if we're not actively looking?
    Kristen
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 28 Apr 2008 5:34AM
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    Hello,
    I have scanned all of the documentation for old Zachariah Wells pensioned in Sullivan County. It is available when you are able to contact me offline. It consists of 41 pages--all of the case file. The pension can be obtained at NARA or Footnote.com--I recommend having it, for the tie in to Whitley County KY as well as the document where William Cummins signed for the money as Zachariah's attorney. This stuff remained under wraps for the better part of 170 years--nice to let it see the light of day!
    Kristen
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    Maggi58 (View posts) Posted: 23 Apr 2008 10:13AM
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    Michael--this is absolutely fascinating. As you are no doubt aware, it is the belief of some Henry Wells researchers (myself included), that John Wells of Kings Mountain who married Britter Holloway (apparently your paternal line) was a grandson of John Wells of New Britain PA, the third son of Henry Wells (named in his will).
    John Wells Sr died in 1748, without a will. It is known by loan documents that he had at least two sons (Isaac and John), both born before 1721, and two daughters. It is also known that there was an association with the Pennington family.
    The elder son Isaac was not listed among John's heirs in the 1748 administration papers and there are no PA records that definitively identify him as in Pennsylvania after about 1742.
    Based on location, travel routes, etc., it is my best guess that Isaac Wells or John Wells Jr (? found in Lancaster Co at a later date) was the father of John Wells (who married Britter Holloway) and that he traveled to NC with one of the many wagon trains of Morgan Bryan.
    Re: Zachariah Wells of Sullivan County, TN and Whitley Co., KY
    MICHAELWELLS86 (View posts) Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:55PM
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    I find that fascinating. I am a bit unclear on the lineage from Henry to John Wells of NC, but I think you have it right. Last spring I visited the old homestead in Kings Mountain NC of John Wells, where his old cabin still stands and his descendants still live. I attended a family reunion with some of those long-lost cousins.
    I'm unfamiliar with Morgan Bryan - I'll have to start researching that a bit!
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    MICHAELWELLS86 (View posts) Posted: 22 Apr 2008 6:18AM
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    Hi K Cart - Can you share your information about Zachariah Wells please? Off list is fine. I'm connected with Henry Wells through one side of my family, but I have a brick wall through another side of my family. The earliest ancestor I have their is Jacob Wells, born May 7, 1800 and died May 2, 1874, married to Pheby, born 1802, died 1858. They had at least 6 daughters. They lived in or near Whitley County, Kentucky most of their lives. Family conjecture is that Jacob was related to Zachariah but we have no evidence. Thanks for any information.
    Michael
    Re: Thomas William Wells of Loudoun County, Virginia (1700s)
    kocart (View posts) Posted: 22 Apr 2008 9:16AM
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    Hello!
    The information that has you stuck was buried pretty deep in Frankfort, Kentucky at the archive. Luckily, it had just showed up there and the people there knew about it--a box of unindexed cases from Whitley county. The county order book suggested that a pretty interesting case might exist, and there it was.
    The case in question fired up after the death of Zachariah Wells, the pensioner from Sullivan County, TN, who was then living with his son Abraham. The other heirs sued Abramham for debt, over the land that Zachariah had owned and was paying taxes for--and parties to the suit were William Wells, Jeremiah Wells, Benjamin Shipley and his wife formerly Caty Wells, John Jones and his wife formerly Polly Wells, Jacob Wells, and mentioned elsewhere in the suit Peggy and other unknown heirs of Jesse Wells deceased. The time period the case covers is 1839-1844.
    Jacob Wells owned at least two parcels of land which he bought in lieu of buying the land in question, for which he had made a down payment of a gray mare. He was suing to get the value of the mare or the horse back, now that he had no intention of buying the land. I have copies of those land records.
    Also the title to the land was in question because Abraham had sold it for debt but it was apparent that the deed was secretly recorded to Abraham when in fact it was his father's land. I think it all goes back to the fact that Zachariah was collecting a pension and he couldn't collect if he had property--so his deed was never recorded in his name. The heirs would have owned an interest in this land after he died.
    The pension is explicitly mentioned in the case, in a deposition by his attorney who collected the money for him in Tennessee--William Cummins. William Cummins is also on a reciept in Z.'s pension file from NARA, as Zachariah's attorney. That proves that this is the same Zachariah.
    Anyway, I have not followed Jacob's family through to his children yet, but I am sure this is the same one. He's the only one I know of around Whitley. My ancestor is his brother William, and his children are proven by a deed at Whitley county where all of the heirs sold to one heir, Wesley Wells, in 1868. My ancestor is William's son Zachariah, who by then was living in Nebraska.
    That's the proof I have--when I get the original documents scanned I can let you see them. I guess this makes us cousins through our ggggg grandfather Zachariah, the Revolutionary war farrier. Pretty Cool!
    Kristen
  • Note*: between 1838 and 1845; Whitley Co., Kentucky, USA; Whitley County Chancery court 1838-1845

    Land dispute: Zachariah Wells Heirs vs Abraham Wells. Also mentioned in county court orders , film number___.

    Kentucky State Archive, Whitley County Decrees, box 94, unindexed.

    Zachariah Wells Revolutionary War Pension file # S 39119. Sullivan County, TN.



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    To the Hon[ora]ble the judge of the Whitley [circu]it court in chancery[ ? ] your orators William We[lls, J ]ermiah Wells, [Benjam]in Shipley and Caty his wife [late] Caty Wells, John Jon[es,] Polly his wife late Polly Wells, & [Jac]ob Wells humbly complaining respectfully showeth unto your honor that in the year _____ their Ancestor Zachariah Wells purchased from John Wilson a tract of land more or less lying on Buffaloe Creek a Branch of Big Poplar, partly in the now county of Whitley and parly in the county of Knox--they state that their ancestor paid to the said Wilson the price agreed upon as the consideration which they believe was about $180. They further state that a deed of conveyance was executed by the said Wilson to their father the said Zachariah Wells but the same was never recorded because more than eight months had elapsed from the time of its execution, before [its presentation to the clerk of the ? ] court--the land then lay--they understood that in pursuance of the direction of said clerk their ancestor went to the said Wilson and asked that he should acknowledge the old deed or make a new one to him--that Wilson declined to do so unless their ancestor would pay him some trifle for his trouble, which was refused--they state that in this manner matters stood for perhaps many years--during this time their ancestor resided at the house of Abraham Wells, and your orator Jacob Wells who had continued to reside on said land--they understand and believe that Abraham Wells, a year or two before the death of their ancestor procured a deed to be made to himself for said land without the knowledge or consent of their ancestor in the following manner, Wilson the grantor was owing to William Cummins some 4 or 5 dollars, and the

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    said [Abra]ham Wells sent word to the [said] Wilson that if he Wilso[n wou]ld make to him a deed for [sai]d land in contest he Wel[ls wo]uld pay to Cummins the 4 [or 5 do]llars which Wilson [owed] him and for this and no other [consi]deration the said [Wil]son executed a deed to the said [Wel]ls without the knowledge or consent of their ancestor Zachariah--they state that the execution of said deed was kept entirely secret until after the death of their Ancestor who died without any will nor has letter of Administration here taken out upon his estate. They state that their ancestor as they believe was incapable in law of rendering any consent at the date of the deed to the said Abraham Wells on account of extreme old age and bodily infirmity which had impaired his mind so as to disqualify him from doing business. They state that their Ancestor was a pensioner of the general government and for his services in the revolution war [?] $96 per Annum. they [ ? ] the said Abraham [ ] control [ ] the person and personal property of the d[ece]dent for many years before his death but has never accounted to any of your orators for any portion of said estate, they state that they know nothing of the amount which came to his hands nor its disposition and as to this prayed a discovery--they state that the said Abraham had possession of the deed which was not recorded from Wilson to their Ancestor and prayed that he may be compelled to exhibit it, and show the original deed from Wilson himself, which they believe was prepared by the said Abraham from the old deed of Wilson to your orators Ancestor--they state that your orators and the said Abraham are the only heirs of their ancestor the said Zachariah, except a child of Jesse Wells by the name of Peggy. They state that Jesse was a child of their ancestor and has departerd this life--that his daughter Peggy is married

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    and they [sup]pose is living but they do [not kn]ow to whom she is m[arri]ed--they therefore pray [?] Wilson the land Abrah[am] Wells & the unknown heirs a[?] of Jesse Wells b[e m]ade defendants to this bill [and] compelled to answer the allegations thereof according [to] the rules of chancery practice--they pray that upon final hearing that the said Abraham be compelled to consign the land mentioned to the heirs at law of Zachariah Wells and that he be compelled to pay to each his distributable share of the money and property which he converted to his own use belonging to the estate of their Ancestor either before or after his death and for such other and further [?] as to equ[?] belongs and are duty bound they wish [?] that the deed from the said Wilson to the said Abraham Wells be cancelled set aside and held for hought and that thew said Wilson be compelled to convey the land aforesaid to the heirs at law of Zachariah Wells, or else.





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    The Deposition of William Cummins taken at the house of Thomas Cox on the 20th of Sept 1843. By court to be read as evidence in a suit in chancery now depending in the Whitley Circuit Court wherein--the heirs of Zachariah Wells is complt and the heirs of Abraham Wells as Deft--this deponent being of lawful age and just duly sworn--deponent sayeth that Abraham Wells brought me the deed for the land now in contest to take to John Wilson to have acknowledged and I took the deed to Wilson and he refused to [make?] out the deed and said Abraham Wells had not complied with the contract and after consulting with his wife and this deponent, telling him that Abraham Wells had his father on his land to take care of he agreed to [make?] out the deed by this deponent giving him $4.25 or there about that he owed him and this deponent agreeing to charge him no court as a justice of the peace--for some trials that Wilson had before him, he did make out the deed and I gave the deed to Abraham Wells, and the said Wells paid me the amount that Wilson owed me.

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    I know that Jacob Wells knew that Abraham Wells had got title to the land before the death of his father. I think that Zachariah Wells lived with Abraham Wells some 8 or 9 years before his death. This deponent tried to persuade the old man in his lifetime to give Wilson something to make the title. But he said he would give him nothing. But if the children thought it proper to give him anything they might do so but he would give him nothing himself. This was before he went to live with Abraham Wells.

    Question by complaintant. Do you or do you not know that our father drew a pension of ninety six dollars per annum during the time he lived with Abraham Wells, and was it or was it not an ample sufficiency to pay his board & maintain him? Answer--He was entitled to a pension of ninety six dollars per annum during the time he lived with Abraham Wells and previous thereto, but failed to draw for some time. I drew the money for the whole time and paid it over to him before he died, & whilst he was living with Abraham Wells with the exception of twenty dollars per annum which the old man paid me for drawing the money, & five dollars in addition for the first year

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    By same--was or was not the old man out of debt, in easy circumstances and had no use for money except to maintain himself? Answer--I do not think the old man was much in debt--or had use for money except for a support. By Same--was or was not the old man's pension money used by Abraham in support & for the use of the family? Answer--I think it was.
    By the Defts--Do you or not know that Abraham Wells lived with the old man several years after he was twenty one years old and took care of him after the death of his wife? Answer I think he did. By the same--Do you or not know that the old man gave some of his pension money to some of his other children? Answer--I heard the old man say he had made use of some of the money in that way--I heard him say he had gave Jacob Wells $30 or $35 for a mare--and he had loaned the mare and a saddle to him and he had kept them, and he further states that he went to the old man to borrow money and he said he had not the money to lend. And I asked him what he had done with it and he said he had divided out

    (''John Sears claimed his attendance $.50 for 1 day'' written along side margin)

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    amongst his children. By the same--did you or not hear the compt Jacob Wells say to day that he had got part if the money? Answer--yes.

    Question by the Complaintant--state if it was not the agreement of the parties present at the time the deed was executed that it was to be kept secret during the old man's lifetime? Answer--In the talk took place, but not by Abraham Wells who was not present . It was suggested by myself and Mrs Wilson. By same--Do or not you know that the old man bought a horse for forty dollars of his pension money and gave to Abraham Wells? Answer--No I think the old man Abraham bought a mare of [Colman?] and forty dollars of the pension money went to pay for her. By same--state if you are any related to Abraham Wells' family? Answer--Yes--the wife of Abraham Wells (now his widow) is my niece.

    By the Defts--Do you or not know that the old man was in debt to Abraham Wells before he drew his pension money and was not the mare purchased to pay him what he owed him? Answer--I heard some account of some things that the old man had got of Abraham and I saw a paper that the old man had kept the account but I can't tell much about it.

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    And further this deponent saith not. William Cummins

    Also the deposition of John Sears taken at the same time and place to be read as evidence in the same suit, this deponent being of lawful age and just duly sworn deposeth & sayeth--I was present at Abrahm Wells on the 18th of November 1838 and understood that Jacob Wells had bought a tract of land of Abraham Wells the place where their father fomerly lived, which is now in contest, and Jacob Wells had paid A Wells one gray mare and in my presence--Jacob Wells gave up the land to A. Wells and A. Wells gave

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    his note to J. Wells for $45 for the gray mare and I went his security and I heard A. Wells say to Jacob Wells as he had took the land back that he want J. Wells to give him possession and he said to him that there it was he held no claim upon it.

    By Deft.--Was you or not acquainted with the old man and was he or not a helpless palsied old man? Answer--Yes I was acquainted with the old man and he was a helpless old man for some time before his death and A. Wells took good care of him. And further this deponent saith not. John Sears

    John Sears claimed one day attendance 50 cts Justice fees $1.00. I do certify that the foregoing deposition was taken in the Town of Williamsburg, Whitley County on 20th Sept 1843 by [?] as I subscribed and sworn to 20th Sept 1843 James T C[?]







    To the Honorable Judge of the Whitley Circuit Court in Chancery sitting; Your orators William Wells, Jeremiah Wells, Benjamin Shipley, & Caty his wife late Caty Wells, John Jones & Polly his wife late Polly Wells, & Jacob Wells would respectfully represent that since the filing of the original bill in the Whitley Circuit court, against Abraham Wells, John Wilson and the unknown heirs of Jesse Wells--Abraham Wells, one of the defendants has departed this life leaving Betsy Wells, James Powers and Lucindy his wife late Lucindy Wells, Jesse Wells, John Wells, William H. Wells, and Sally Wells, his children and Polly Wells, widow and Executrix the only heirs of the said Abraham Wells.

    Your orators therefore pray that the suit & their original bill be revised against the said Betsy Wells, James Powers and Lucindy his wife late Lucindy Wells, Jesse Wells, John Wells, William H. Wells, and Sally Wells, his children and Polly Wells, widow and Executrix of Abraham Wells Dec'd and that they be made defendants and be made to answer that [?] issue & etc.

    Ballinger etc.

    1,2

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. [S1687] Gerald Arthur Osborn, e-mail address ID777cW013_B777 Kristin Cart 11/09/2008,Id777 _Researcher.

William Wells1,2

M, #52135, b. 1816
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Note*: Whitley Co. KY 1850 census.1,2

Family: Nancy _____ b. 1825

Citations

  1. [S1687] Gerald Arthur Osborn, e-mail address ID777cW013_B777 Kristin Cart 11/09/2008,Id777 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Frances Sharp1,2

F, #52140, b. 1817, d. before 1860
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Nickname: Franky; as stated on 1850 census1
  • Name Variation: Franky _____3,1
  • Married Name: circa 1837; Mrs. Wells (Sharp)
  • (Household Member) Census: 10 September 1850; Whitley Co., Kentucky, USA;
    1850 United States Federal Census
    Name: Abe Wells
    Age: 33
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1817
    Birth Place: Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 2, Whitley, Kentucky
    Household Members: Name Age
    Abe Wells 33
    Eliza Wells 4
    Franky Wells 33
    Henry Wells 3
    Jane Wells 9
    Sally Wells 0
    Speed Wells 12
    Susan Wells 8; Head of Household=Abraham Wells1

Family: Abraham Wells b. 1817, d. b 31 Jul 1869

Citations

  1. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  2. [S1687] Gerald Arthur Osborn, e-mail address ID777cW013_B777 Kristin Cart 11/09/2008,Id777 _Researcher.
  3. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.

Elizabeth Evans1,2

F, #52153, b. 19 February 1823, d. 9 July 1884
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Married Name: 2 January 1845; Mrs. Wells (Evans)
  • (Household Member) Census: 8 June 1860; Whitestone, Whitley Co., Kentucky, USA;
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Wesley Wells
    Name: Wesley Wells
    Age in 1860: 42
    Birth Year: abt 1818
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1860: Whitstone, Whitley, Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Berrys
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Wesley Wells 42
    Elizabeth Wells 43
    Margaret J Wells 14
    William Wells 12
    Joedith Wells 10
    Sarah Wells 8
    Rbecca Wells 6
    Joseph Wells 4
    (where is Lewis?); Head of Household=Wesley Wells2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Louden, Whitley Co., Kentucky, USA;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Westley Wells
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
    Age in 1870: 50
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Home in 1870: Louden, Whitley, Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Post Office: Meadow Creek
    Household Members: Name Age
    Westley Wells 50
    Elizabeth Wells 55
    William Wells 23
    Sarah Wells 17
    Juda Wells 20
    Rebecca Wells 14
    Joseph Wells 13
    Lewis Wells 11; Head of Household=Wesley Wells2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Whitley Co., Kentucky, USA;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Wesley Wells
    Home in 1880: Whitley, Kentucky
    Age: 60
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male

    Household Members: Name Age
    Wesley Wells 60
    Elizabeth Wells 62
    Sara Wells 19
    Joseph Wells 24
    Lewis F. Wells 20; Head of Household=Wesley Wells2

Family: Wesley Wells b. 7 May 1820, d. 22 Feb 1900

Citations

  1. [S1687] Gerald Arthur Osborn, e-mail address ID777cW013_B777 Kristin Cart 11/09/2008,Id777 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.

Tempie _____

F, #54293, b. circa 1840
  • Reference: W013 ID181
  • Birth*: circa 1840
  • (Bride) Marriage*: before 1862; Groom=Joseph Wells
  • Married Name: before 1862; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Joseph Wells b. c 1840, d. 6 Mar 1862

Citations

  1. [S1650] Michael Earl Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWGEDCOMSID181C~1.GED and imported on 10/14/2008 at 10:44:49.,_ID181 _Researcher.
  2. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

_ID201 B135 _W0131

M, #48129, b. 201
  • Reference: W013 ID201
  • Birth*: 2011

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Jonathan Wells1

M, #48131, b. circa 1770, d. after 1843
  • Reference: W013 ID201

Family: Mary Long b. c 1775, d. b 1842

Citations

  1. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Mary Long1

F, #48132, b. circa 1775, d. before 1842
  • Reference: W013 ID201
  • Married Name: 6 November 1792; Mrs. Wells (Long)

Family: Jonathan Wells b. c 1770, d. a 1843

Citations

  1. [S1683] Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

William Rossman Wells

M, #69524, b. 20 October 1821, d. 25 June 1884
  • Reference: W013 ID201

Family: Sarah Anne De Camp b. 9 Oct 1820, d. 25 Nov 1894

Sarah Anne De Camp

F, #69525, b. 9 October 1820, d. 25 November 1894
  • Reference: W013 ID201
  • Name Variation: Sarah Anne DeCamp
  • Married Name: 27 September 1840; Mrs. Wells (De Camp)

Family: William Rossman Wells b. 20 Oct 1821, d. 25 Jun 1884

Margaret Long

F, #69526, b. circa 1800
  • Reference: W013 ID201
  • Married Name: 30 January 1842; Mrs. Wells (Long)