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Wells Post Office

Wells Post Office

Other Wells from around the country have started sending us E-mail. Many have questions that we can't answer. So I plan to post them here. Maybe you will find a long lost Wells or you may have the answer to their question. I am sorry to say a hard drive failure lost many of my E-mails, so if you contacted me and I fail to write back, try again.

Shawn

Postings

Link to the new Wells post page

Am endeavouring to fix a birth date for MARY (or May) AMELIA WELLS who married my grandfather Arthur Basil Gladwell on 29 Oct 1898 at Hornsey, Middlesex, England. When married she was 23, so date of birth would be 1874,5 or 6 but apparently not in England (conjecture after an exhaustive Records Office search).
Can anyone help with birth date and parents?
basglad@globe.net.nz

Hi, site seeing on the web. Just started looking for my Wells Family. My Great Grandfather was William Hunter Wells, born August 26,1859. Died May 12,1927 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was native of Tidewater Va. My great-grand mother was Winifred Charter Bush, born Nov. 28,1866, died Nov. 7,1942 in Norfolk, Va. My great-grandfather's mother was Ann Eliza Lawrence. Born May 17,1823, died Sept. 30, 1901. Lived in the Suffolk area of Va. Would like to know name of her husband. My great-grandfather's father and anything else you may know of this line. Any help would be appreciated.
betsystump@hotmail.com

username=Sandy Wells
usermail=SWell@prodigy.net
Yes,=I married into the Wells Family
comment=Hello, I was surfing for information on my husband's family. I ran acrossed your homepage.I really enjoyed looking though everything. Thanks

aloha fellow wells..my father henry scott wells now 81 in visalia ca was the son of thaddius wells and leah scott. we had a family tree somwhere that took us back into the 1700's...and i believe there was a hanna davidson in the line in ohio around that time..just wondered if any of you can inform me of where our family line goes before thaddius...i know they were from coalinga ca and I think before that missouri...i do know theres a bunch of charles wells in the line...any help out there ??? michael wells in kauai hawaii mwa@aloha.net

Seeking information on a Norman Jane Wells, born 1927 in Pennsylvania, raised in Iowa, daughter of a "successful contractor", had 4 sisters and two brothers, moved to TX around 1949-50, joined WAAF's, discharged 1950. Thanks. John/Up2NoGood1@prodigy.net

My name is Steve C. Wells born south Florida 1964, my Father is Walter Steve Wells jr. also I believe born in Florida. His father, Walter Steve Wells sr. worked and retired from the railroad. but I am unsure of his birth. looking for any information on Wells that may have been from south Florida, or know something about this line
Sincerely,
Steve C. Wells
wellss@topsurf.com

Dear Shawn, I am looking for Ancestors/FAmily of Hattie (Henrietta?) Wells, born 1849, in Waterloo, Iowa, married George De Forrest Farwell, died Seattle Wa.3/20/1890, in Seattle, Washington. Buried in Waterloo, Iowa. If there is a link to your Benjamin, let me know. Thanks in advance,
Kim Farwell Forsman

My grandfather was Juel Wooldridge Wells born in Medina TN around 1911. His parents were Arthur D .Wells and Adonia Smith. Arthur had a brother named Augustus who was a lawyer and returned to Seminole OK while Arthur stayed in TN.I would particularly like to talk with any members of the Smith or Wells familys around Jackson or Medina TN or any Wells familys around Seminole OK.
abutler@ncsu.edu

Im a wells in Nevada, originally born in dodge city Kansas, and have many relatives still living in Kansas.
ronald wells

James Wells Born 1716-Died 1752. Do not know where he was born had a great grandson founder of the Wells Whip Co in Wellsville Pa. His name was Abraham Wellsjr. he had a sister Mary Ann which i am a decendent of .I have some info but alot of the holes have to be filled in.Abraham was married twice and the last wife was Margaret Hunter married Aug 23,1842. The town of Wellsville was named after them so i am told would like to know if that is true. thank you! Ruth Donohue Rdon445699@aol.com
Higrader02@aol.com

searching for parents and siblings of FRANCIS MARION WELLS m. MARY A. THOMPSON 1838 Newton co GA They had dau Martha in GA 1839, then are found in MS with 4 more children and Itawamba co MS by 1845....then are in AR and have more children, last one 1851, then go to TX and have 3 sets of twins, then back to AR by 1864 where they have last child....It is my guess these Wells probably originated out of NC and maybe VA before going to GA...I have even thought they may have a KY connection....any information on Wells or Thompsons of this line would be greatly appreciated....also, during my Wells search, I have come across MUCH information on other Wells...I KEEP EVERYTHING!!!!....if you would like to contact me, email me at myjunque@c-zone.net and I will see if we can connect, or if I have anything to help with your lines....thanks...Jammie

My family stems from Lloyd Wells who married Verna Lee Davis in Crenshaw County Alabama. Thanks Kinfolk for being there.
Crswells@aol.com

Hi my name is charles wells I am from Montana and I wanted to know if any of the people in this could help me find were my branch of the wells family came from, I really could use the information, the farthest back I can go is Alex Wells he was born in Haver Montana in 1880 and he is part Native Amercan from the Rockey Boy Indain reservastion and or Chippewa Cree tribe. Alex wells moms and dads famlie I know of was from Canada. I would really be thankful if any information is found.
CURADOP@aol.com

Hi, I have been looking for more history on my family line of Wells. My father Carl Leroy wells was born in Bluefield, VA on May 28, 1915 and died in Tampa Fl Nov. of 1972. His father Frank L. Wells born 5/8/1890 in Hemlock, Oh. His Father as I have it was Pearl L. Wells and believe was born in Ohio as well on 6/27/1864. From there I am lost. Any help would great. C. LeRoy Wells. leejeffbri@adelphia.net

My husband is descended from Thomas Wells who was the first Wells in our line to arrive from England. He was the first Governor of Connecticut and is buried there. He had seven sons who bought a tract of land here in Northern NY from LeRay DeChaumont which they named Wells Settlement and is now named Three Mile Bay. We have a map of the old settlement and a good bit of the family tree. If anyone has info on the lineage in England I would be very interested in it. And if any of you are looking for the seven brothers I can also give you info on them.
Very nice website - happy hunting !!
jeannken@imcnet.net

username=Bryan Keith Wells

usermail=bwells@edge.net

Yes,=born a Wells.

comment=I was born a Wells in Sherwood, Tennessee(Nov. 13, 1964). I was in search of my background and my niece came upon this website. I just got here(in this website) and I'll send you the information on all that I know if you want. You can email me any time you would like. Thanks,

Bryan

I am looking for info. on mary a. wells born in ga. 1816 moved to henry co. ala. married george fagan in 1835 later moved to choctaw co. ala. Joe davis stoii@juno.com thanks

username=virgil w dorminy

usermail=virgil@surfsouth.com

Yes,=By family lines.

comment= my mother was a wells. i think your site is a great beginning for info and links to connect the wells lineage.virgil

I am interested in finding out about Zachariah Martin Wells born in Tenn. and fought in civil war and came to Texas after the war. Was involved in starting Baptist churches in West Texas. But married in Oklahoma to his last wife. She had her children and he had his then thy had Mary Louise Wells. My Great Grandmother .E-mail

username=3DGeorge K. Wells

usermail=3Dgkwells@cyberhighway.net

Yes,=3Dborn a Wells.

comment=3DMy first time to visit this site. I will check back. My line comes from Ohio, John Calvin Wells in 1850 to Oregon /then to Washington /Finally died in Idaho. His Father was listed as Lyman Wells and his mother as Caroline Record. I am trying to tie them to the Judah Wells and Ethelinda Otis family from NH/CONN/Ny/PA I have lost them in 1830 in NY. John Calvin Wells was born 1834 in Cuyahoga Co. Ohio. Can anyone help??

hi,Im the first born of my mother Daine Wells her father being my grandfather.His name Charles Wells of Green NY. Im new to the internet and the first thing i wanted to do was trace back my families history.I find it very interesting and if theres anything that i may provide i will .i nkow my mom will be pleased that found history on our family. thanks, chillinbear

Hi, I am John Wells living in Gloucestershire in the UK. I was born in Leeds, Yorkshire. I am interested in finding any descendents of Yorkshire Wells in the USA (and anywhere else). I have found them in Australia, New Zealand and Canada but none in the USA!! Have a look at my chronological listing on my Web site: http://www.johnwells.mcmail.com/ johnwells@bigfoot.com

My family stems from Lloyd Wells who married Verna Lee Davis in Crenshaw County Alabama. Thanks Kinfolk for being there.Crswells@aol.com

Hi my name is charles wells I am from Montana and I wanted to know if any of the people in this could help me find were my branch of the wells family came from, I really could use the information, the farthest back I can go is Alex Wells he was born in Haver Montana in 1880 and he is part Native Amercan from the Rockey Boy Indain reservastion and or Chippewa Cree tribe. Alex wells moms and dads famlie I know of was from Canada. I would really be thankful if any information is found. CURADOP@aol.com

Hi, I have been looking for more history on my family line of Wells. My father Carl Leroy wells was born in Bluefield, VA on May 28, 1915 and died in Tampa Fl Nov. of 1972. His father Frank L. Wells born 5/8/1890 in Hemlock, Oh. His Father as I have it was Pearl L. Wells and believe was born in Ohio as well on 6/27/1864. From there I am lost. Any help would great. C. LeRoy Wells. leejeffbri@ adelphia.net

My husband is descended from Thomas Wells who was the first Wells in our line to arrive from England. He was the first Governor of Connecticut and is buried there. He had seven sons who bought a tract of land here in Northern NY from LeRay DeChaumont which they named Wells Settlement and is now named Three Mile Bay. We have a map of the old settlement and a good bit of the family tree. If anyone has info on the lineage in England I would be very interested in it. And if any of you are looking for the seven brothers I can also give you info on them.

Very nice website - happy hunting !! E-mail

Looking for any information on John W. Wells family from Elliott County, Kentucky. He was son of Moses Wells whowas son of Richard Wells from Virginia. Thanks. Jim Wells, Raceland, Ky.

wells@wwd.net

Hi. I don't really know much about my lineage, but I think it's neat to see a page like yours on the internet. I will stop by from time to time to see what you have.

My father's name is Richard Laning Wells, and his father's name is Edward B. Wells (born in Virginia, I think). I guess I'm not much help.

Goodbye,

tatt2d1@mindspring.com

username=John Jacob Wells Jr.

usermail=OneShoe@Classic.msn.com

Yes,=born a Wells.

comment=I like it so far....wish there was more info on John Wells...lol

John J Wells Jr

P.O. Box 740163

Rego Park, NY 11374-0163

Born Oct 6th 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio

I am also researching my family history and am looking for any information on a Charles Weslie Wells born 1868 in Michigan. This would be my great- grandfather. He married Anna Karaline Bergerson in 1901 and had six childern by the names of Lavern, Clifford, Bernice, Merril, Willis, and Myrtle.

My email is hainesmm7@aol.com and my name is Mary Haines

A 'Wells Family Reunion' is held every June near Wysox, Pennsylvania.

My grandmother was born Maude Wells, probably around 1880. She married Marshall Hitchcock and produced three children, one of whom is my mother, Mary Hitchcock Teeter Keir.

I became a 'Welles' through the Probate Court of Franklin County, Ohio, in 1968. My married name had begun with 'W' and I had lots of things monogramed with W. I did not want to keep my ex-husband's name, nor did I want my maiden name (Teeter) back when I divorced Mr. W., so I went to the Probate Court and became Marilyn Welles. This cost $6.75, plus $2.00 to advertise in the Court Reporter. There was a waiting period of 30 days, at the end of which I got a certificate saying I was 'Marilyn Welles.' I changed the spelling because it seemed more symmetric.

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* Marilyn T. Welles, D.Sc.

* 1338 Foothill Blvd, Suite 261

* Salt Lake City, UT 84108

* 801-274-2605; fax 801-274-0075

* m.t.welles@ieee.org

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Hi there

Was browsing the web for information on our family company here in the UK and found your web site. It looks great, and is fascinating.

I am intrigued by the number of times family names appear which I thought were unique here in the UK, particularly Francis, given that a popular middle name for Wells of our clan here is Franie.

I am somewhat vague on my ancestors over here, but do know a little. I am the eldest of three sons of John Hayward Wells, who is the eldest son of Christopher 'Kit' Hayward Wells, who I am named after. Kit was the second son of Sir Richard Wells, who was the MP for Bedfordshire prior to and during the Second World War. As such he was a PPS to Sir Winston Churchill.

I am slightly hazy about the geneolagy that follows, but can say that the Charles Wells who founded and gave his name to Charles Wells Brewery in Bedford, England in 1876 was the son of George Wells. The story goes that Charles Wells, who was a Master of one of the China clippers, wanted to marry the local squire's daughter. However, the squire would have nothing to do with a sailor son-in-law, unless he settled down ashore. Charles acquired a small area of land in Bedford on the banks of the River Ouse, on which stood a large coal warfe, and a small distillery. Charles Wells Brewery now has some 350 pubs, and the family also own the largest UK malting company... where I work.

Hope this little snippet of information is of interest, and I would be interested to here if you have had contact from any other Wells' this side of the pond

Regards

Christopher 'Kit' Hayward Wells

Hello!

I'm John Jacob Wells Jr, my grandfather was Jacob Edward Wells of PA. My father handed down to me a war medal and it reads - John Wells, Co I, 20th Mass., Vol. This is what I found so far but I need more help to go forward and back with this research (I'm new at all this) anyway it reads - John Wells of Boston, MA., Occupation: moulder. In 1862 at the age of 23, he enlisted in the 20th Mass., Co I, at the rank of Private. His term of service ended in 1864. Sincerely,

John J. Wells Jr. SFC, U.S. Army retired (age 40).

P.O. Box 740163

Rego Park, NY 11374-0163

Bertha Kathleen Wells, was born in 1913 - 1915 era. Her Dad, Thomas Wells of Missouri and Mary Maude Wells Jackson, were born in late 1800s. Bertha Kathleen Wells, had been married several times in her lifetime. She resided mostly in Los Angeles, California. She had a brother that worked for the California forestory service. (Will update info to any interested parties. Sincerely, Gary Stone (Grandson.)

Gray Stone

Hello Wells Post Office,

While web surfin' for WELLS, I came across your website. I think it's very nice and thought I would ask you if you have my WELLS. I recently found my 2nd Great Grandma's parents so sorry for not having more data on them. This is all I have on WELLS at this time.

Isaac WELLS married Lucinda GRIFFIN They had a daughter : Clara Belle WELLS born 9 Feb 1882 in Fairfield Co.,OH died abt. 1929 in Fairfield Co.,OH

1st married to James WRIGHT (died bef. Dec 1922 Fairfield Co.,OH)

2nd married 5 Dec 1922 Fairfield Co.,OH to

Albert M. BOTTS (born 2 May 1877 Fairfield Co.,OH)

Albert was the son of Aaron BOTTS

and 3rd wife, Margaret WATERS [aka Methelian SHOWATERS]

It's possible Isaac WELLS had more children, but I do not know at this time. I will update when I find more info. on my WELLS. Keep Diggin' ~Debby Contact Debby at GDebby@aol.com

Hello,

I am looking for our family. My husband is Glen Martin Wells-His parents are Norman Lee Wells & Betty Ann Adkins. They are from Pittsville,Md. We have six children and wish for them to know the family.

Have a Great Day, Dana Louise Wells Dana Louise Wells

Hi!

I'm searching for the parents of my g g grandmother Jemina J.(Jane) Wells married to Reuben Harris. The census in 1850 in Buchanan Co. Mo. states that she was born in Ky. about 1824. They then moved on to Page Co. Iowa by 1854. Jamimah and Reuben had twin daughters Mary Boide and Elizabeth b. 6 Feb. 1848. Mary Boide being my g grandmother. They also had Martha b.1852 Mo. Olivia b.1854 Iowa, Sarah b.1858 Iowa, William b.1860 Iowa and Lilly b. 1863 Iowa. If any of this sound familiar to anyone out there please email me. I have been stumpped on finding her parents now for years. Thanks Karen S. Cox , Indiana

Contact Karen at ks123@nltc.net

Hi,

My name is Catherine Wells. I am from Kentucky. I was wondering if you had any information on a John Bond Wells that was a math proffessor at the University of Kentucky. He is my great uncle and I am trying to find out information about him. I know that he died a few days before the first trip to the moon, because he wrote the math part of the path to the moon. Please let me know if you know anything about this.

Thanks,

Catherine Wells at CatNthebox@aol.com

I am researching my family history. My great great grandparents were Allen Thomas Wells and Geoigean Wheller. They had 4 children. I am wondering if you have found any information on these people? Please let me know if you have any information about them.

Tracy Huston at huston@info.starpoint.net

Hello, was browsing and saw your site on WELLS , since I am interested very much in that family wanted to post this to some who may have information to share as I do. Our WELLS are in New York, Peter WELLS b. 1810 is supposed to have married 3-4 times, know defenitely one wife is Patience STRAIGHT and suspect but can't prove at this point another is Mary HAGER. The town of Wellsville, New York was named for this family . Peter's line I believe goes all the way back to James b. 1645 in England, can't prove defenitely on this, but have good reason to suspect it is so. Peter WELLS is my husband's line and is his Great Great Grandfather, one of their children Orpha Semantha WELLS married John LATTIN and one of their daughters was Patience Lucetta LATTIN and she married Frederick Monroe DOMPIER, Great Grandparents. Any one having information on the New York WELLS family would appreciate hearing from you - thank you my E-Mail is Tree Trakr@aol.com and my name is Carol Dompier

Dear Fellow Wells,

Greetings from Wells originating in Erie, PA (Harborcreek, to be specific, Erie County). James Madison WELLS married Ellen APPLEBEE, later divorced. His TWIN, Thomas Jefferson WELLS and he both fought at the battle of Gettysburg on the Union side. James Madison Wells was a supreme court judge in Chicago. He and Ellen had an only son, whom they named after his twin brother (it gets fishy, I'd have to confirm). So, James Madison & Ellen have a son, anyway. Their son marries Clara (nee Charity) Marie CHAPPELL (or CHAPEL or L'CHAPPELL) and they have a daughter, Nellie WELLS LETTERMAN; a son, Thomas Melvin WELLS; a daughter, Laura WELLS TYLER BROWN; a daughter, Josephine Margaret WELLS MATTIS HUGHES; a daughter, Virginia Ruth WELLS JOHNS GREVING; and finally, a son, John Lawrence WELLS. At this writing, only Josephine is still living. My grandfather, Thomas Melvin WELLS married Virginia (Honey) Leone MCCALL, of Clover, SC. They had 4 children, Clara Ann WELLS HANCHIN, Margaret Adelia WELLS JOHNS, Thomas Melvin WELLS (Jr.), and James Rodger WELLS. They are all retirement age. They all had several children, one of whom is requesting any additional info to be emailed: Pilarie@aol.com

My Name is Dee WELLS and I have been trying to find birthplaces of my gggrandfathers George W. WELLS, whose grandson was my grandfather and George's brother, Francis Layton WELLS, whose grandaughter married my grandfather. George and Francis were born somewhere in New York and their parents were Joseph WELLS and Elsie WOODWARD. George was born in 1834 and Francis in 1843. George married Angeline DENNIS in c.1855 (her parents were J. Peter Dennis and Mary ??) and Francis married Marrisa SHERWOOD in c.1864 (her parents were Harlow S. Sherwood and Susanna DeForest).

If you have any information on this family, I'll be very happy to hear from you. My E-mail is DWells1481@aol.com

Thank you for your time on this.

DEE

Greetings! It's Claude E. Wells, I think I contacted you once before! I have a quick question for you. In your research have you ever come across any data of references to a William Wells and his lovely bride Mary Harner m. abt. 1749 in Queen Annes County, MD. However, when they moved to VA they were attacked and killed by the rightfull owners of the land, indians. It has been hinted by someone doing research on the mysterious and elusive Zachariah Wells of Wise County, VA that this couple may of been his parents. The story is that after the parents were killed "supposedly' Zack and his brother Robert(?) joined th eArmy to fight the Indians and later they had a dispute over religion and unable to resolve their differences Zack moved to the region now in SW VA.

Any way have you ever seen anything on William Wells and Mary Harner, the massacre and anything related to a story like this?

Claude E. Wells cwells4944@aol.com or cwells4944@bigfoot.com or cewells9@bellatlantic.net

I can't help Claude, but I sure would like to know more about his question. The Wells sure were a colorful group.

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