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The Letter found in the back of the bible of James Henry Johnson m: G. E. Wells
Left is the the church Letter (click to enlarge) of William Henry Wells dated "This 21 day of July 1906". It looks like a page (53) out of the ledger book itself. Page 4 of the links below shows W. H. Wells dismissed by letter 1906. Click to read what Mrs. M. Fowler wrote in a Nov. 26, 1936 newspaper article William's daughter Bessie Lucinda Wells was b 23 Dec 1888 in Shoal Creek, AL.. We don't know what year William's daughter was born but she is buried a Shoal Creek. Late 1889 or later most likely. Grandmother stated she was very young and would always show us the location of the grave of "Little Sister". The Shoal Creek minutes contains many mentions of William Henry Wells: First church abt. 1823
Last church 1885-1890
Gideon Smith was the father in law of William Henry Wells
b. Feb 25, 1826, d. Mar 27, 1892
Company A, Bell's Battalion, CSA
Mildred (Barrow) Smith applied for pension in Cleburne CO., in 1894
Henry Well was enlisted 1 Apr, 1863 at Tullahoma, Tn by B. F. Patton for a period of 3 yrs.
Reported present in the Nov & Dec muster roll 1863
He is reported absent in the Jan & Feb and Mar & Apr muster roll.
Sent to the hospitial 20 Jan 1864 by Surg Griffin
shoal_creek_john_well_12_sm Left is the the church or school. The school is mentioned in the documents
J. R. Banister son of W. A. Banister & Martha Pendergrass, once a minister there. 
John Robert Banister m: Mary Jane Johnson daughter of Elias Earl Johnson & Rhoda Avery (Avory)
William Henry Wells (once a minister, Great Grandfather) | Ensley Pendergrass child of Margaret (Patsy) Pendergrass | 
Johnnie Johnson brother of James Henry Johnson 
James Henry Johnson m: Georgia Elizabeth Wells on 1 Mar 1900 at Shoal Creek. 
Mary Jane Banister dismissed by Letter 1910 
Georgia Elizabeth Wells (My Grandmother) dismissed by Letter 1919 | Peggy Jane & Sarah Pendergrass dismissed by Letter 1902
The mother of Peggy Jane & Sarah was Margaret (Patsy) Pendergrass 
b. March 1795 Chester Co, SC., d. abt.1903, she was 107 years old at her death.
Bessy Wells daughter of William Henry Wells & Mary Jane Smith dismissed by letter