William Henry Wells b: Mar 13, 1845 North Carolina d: Oct. 22, 1911
Father: Frances Marion Wells b. 5 Jun 1821 d.
Mother: Elizabeth Miller b. 14 Dec. 1826
They lived in Buncombe & Madicon counties all their life.
The name of Buncombe County was changed in 1851 to Madison County. Ref. Paul Wells
There were 10 children
William Henry was the first child.
William Henry Wells m: Mary Jane Smith in 1877 b: March 3, 1849 d: Oct 3, 1914
Mary is the daughter of Gideon Smith & Mildred Barrow
William Henry Wells & Mary Jane Smith had the following children:
i. Agnes Lee Wells b: Dec. 1, 1878 d: Jun 1964
ii Georgia Elizabeth Wells b: 29 Mar 1882 d: 15 Jun 1967
ii. Mildred Annie (aunt nan) Wells b: Nov. 15, 1884 d: Aug 1975
iii. Rev John Franklin Wells b: July 30, 1886 d: Jan. 28, 1967
iv. Bessie Lucinda Wells b: 23 Dec 1888 d: 09 Jul 1937
v. Ugeney G Wells Buried at Shoal Creek, Cleburne County, Alabama
in an unmarked grave (called little sister by grandmother)
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
We know from oral record he was in the battle of Atlanta, that was in July of 1864.
Grandmother Georgia tells about when he lay in a trench some time, to keep from being shot.
Later in life the toll of the war had resulted in bad health.
Grandmother said he always hated the color blue.
His confederate uniform remained in the hands of his grandson Orvel until it had decayed.
Internment for William Henry Wells and Mary Jane Smith was at Harmony Grove Cemetery.