WELLS   CENSUS

 

1850 Census of Eel River Twp., Allen Co., IN

William Wells

36 M

Born VA

Abt 1814

Farmer

Esther Wells

29 F

Born OH

Abt 1821

 

Sarah Jane Wells

12 F

Born OH

Abt 1838

 

John Wells

10 M

Born OH

Abt 1840

 

Isabella Wells

 8 F

Born IN

Abt 1842

 

George Wells

 6 M

Born IN

Abt 1844

 

Aurelia Wells

 2 F

Born IN

Abt 1848

 

William Wells

 0 M

Born IN

Abt 1850

 

 

 

1850 Census of Monroe Twp., Miami Co., OH

William Wells

72 M

Born MD

Abt 1778

Farmer

Mary Wells

60 F

Born MD

Abt 1790

 

Samuel G. Wells

41 M

Born MD

Abt 1809

Farmer

David Wells

20 M

Born OH

Abt 1830

Farmer

 

 

1850 Census of Monroe Twp., Miami Co., OH

Albert Wells

38 male

Born OH

Abt 1812

Farmer

Mahala Wells

32 F

Born MD

Abt 1818

 

Edward Wells

 6 M

Born OH

Abt 1844

 

Shurade Wells

 4 F

Born OH

Abt 1846

 

John Wells

 0 M

Born OH

Abt 1850

 

 

 

1860 Census of Eel River Twp., Allen Co., IN

David Wells

25 M

Born OH

Abt 1835

Farmer

Elizabeth A. Wells

21 F

Born PA

Abt 1839

 

William D. Wells

1 M

Born IN

Abt 1859

 

Samuel G. Wells

51 M

Born VA

Abt 1809

 

 

 

1870 Census of Eel River Twp., Allen Co., IN

Perry Johnson

36 M

Born OH

Abt 1834

Farmer

Sarah Johnson

32 F

Born OH

Abt 1838

 

Permelia Johnson

12 F

Born MO

Abt 1858

 

Samuel Wells

60 M

Born MD

Abt 1810

 

Alfred Mathews

21 M

 

Abt 1849

 

 

 

1880 Census of Eel River Twp., Allen Co., IN

David Wells

49 M

Born OH

Abt 1831

Farmer

 

Father b. MD

Mother b. VA

 

 

Elizabeth Wells

40 F

Born PA

Abt 1840

Keeps house

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

 

William Wells

21 M

Born IN

Abt 1859

Son, single

John Wells

18 M

Born IN

Abt 1862

Son, single

Ella Wells

16 F

Born IN

Abt 1864

Dau, single

Bert Wells

14 M

Born IN

Abt 1866

Son

Lucrecia Wells

12 F

Born IN

Abt 1868

Daughter

Florinda Wells

 9 F

Born IN

Abt 1871

Daughter

Charles Wells

 5 M

Born IN

Abt 1875

Son

Viola Wells

 1 F

Born IN

Abt 1879

Daughter

 

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WELLS  BURIALS  AT  PERRY  TWP CEMETERY

            HUNTERTOWN,  IN

 

Name

Date born

Date of death

Information

 

 

Old Section

Edward B. Wells

1867

1957

Lot 98 A

H. H. Wells

Blank

 

 

Infant son Wells

 

Sept 24, 1902

E.B. & M.A.

Maurice C. Wells

1899

1959

 

Mary F. Wells

1896

1926

 

Ray E. Wells

1897

1924

 

W. H. Wells, M.D.

 

Dec 9, 1869

39 yr, 4 mo, 3 days  Lot 300 A

 

New Section

David E. Wells

1896

Oct 2, 1982

Wife, Madge, Lot 32B

Maude Budd Wells

1902

1925

Wife of David, Lot 32B

 

FAIRVIEW CEMETERY, HUNTERTOWN, IN

Arthur & Katherine Wells

 

 

Lot 107

Warcup - Myra E. Wells

1891

1975

Jerry

 

EEL RIVER CEMETERY, EEL RIVER TWP, ALLEN CO., IN

Adda M. Wells

1889

1977

Infant Eugene,   D.O. McComb records

Charles A. Wells

1893

1981

 

Charles W. Wells

1875

1968

Wife, Minnie

Clarence Wells

1900

1977

Verna

David Wells

Aug 7, 1830  Miami Co., OH

Dec 15, 1916

Wife, Elizabeth    Sonday records

Elizabeth Waterson Wells

1840, Penn.

1903

Wife of David   Sonday records

Eugene Wells

Sept 7, 1889, Huntertown, IN

Aug 5, 1854

Adda & infant,  Ind-Corp, 315 Ammo Train, WW I (Wm & Frances Thornton)

Wells,  Frances M. Thornton

1857, Iowa

1942

Wm, Sonday records

George R. Wells

 

 

Velda

Infant Son Wells

 

Oct 4, 1920

Of Eugene and Adda

Lelia A. Wells

1898

1940

 

Wells, Lenora Jean McBride

1922

1943

Next to Gladys and Fred McBride

Martha A. Wells

1873

1950

 

Matilda Wells

1893

1954

 

Minnie L. Eby Wells

Feb 28, 1878

Feb 16, 1920

Wife of Chas., dau of Samuel & Louisa Steckler

Velda Eunice Wells

1922

1937

George

Verna Wells

1904

1970

Clarence

William D. Wells

Apr 17, 1859

Apr 5, 1932

Frances, son of David & Elizabeth

 

SAMUEL SILAS WELLS DESCENDANTS

 

This is thought to be the ancestor line of David Wells of Eel River Twp., Allen Co., IN.    All of it needs to be proven by those in the family.  

 

1.   Samuel Silas Wells  b: June 11, 1755 in Wales  d: Dec 13, 1830 in Monroe, Miami Co., OH

       married Oct 20, 1776 

            +  Martha Oliver  b: 1756 in Scotland  d: Feb 19, 1840 in Monroe, Miami Co., OH

 

                        2.  William Wells  b: 1777 in MD   d: 1855   married:  Dec 15, 1808 in VA

                                    +  Mary Howard  b: 1790 in Fredericksburg, VA  d: Feb 25, 1854 in

                                           Monroe, Miami Co., OH

 

                                                3.  Samuel G. Wells  b: 1809 in VA

                                                3.  Milton Wells  b: Oct 8, 1811 in VA  d: Feb 5, 1835

                                                            + Mary Freeman

                                                3.  William Howard Wells  b: Jan 9, 1814  d: Nov 12, 1885 in KS

                                                            +  Esther Freeman

                                                3.  Catherine Wells  b: 1816

                                                3.  Mary Wells  b: 1820

                                                3.  Andrew James Wells  b:  1822

                                                3.  John H. Wells  b: 1824

                                                3.  Elizabeth Wells  b: 1826

                                                3.  David Wells,  b:  Sept 7, 1830 in Miami Co., OH

                                                       d: Dec 6, 1916 in Allen Co., IN   m: March 4, 1858

                                                            +  Elizabeth Ann Waterson

 

                        2.   Levi Wells  b: May 18, 1782 in MD   d: 1838 in OH   m:  Jan 1, 1806 in VA

                                    +  Charlotte Marshall

                                                3.  Mary Ann Wells

                                                3.  Garland Wells 

 

                                    +  Elnore Seamonds,  married Jan 4, 1810 in VA

                                                3.  Martha Elnora Wells

                                                            +  Unknown Gump

                                                3.  Charlotte Wells

                                                            +  Unknown Demett

                                                3.  Elizabeth C. Wells

                                                3.  William P. Wells

                                                            +  Elmira Truox  M:  Aug 24, 1837

                                                3.  Lucy O. Wells

                                                3.  Samuel W. Wells   d: Dec 18, 1908

                                                3.  Esther Wells

                                                3.  Silas Wells

                                                3.  Nancy Jane Wells

                                                3.  Susan R. Wells

                                                3.  David C. Wells

                                                3.  Margaret Rebecca Wells

                                                            +  Unknown Keller

                                                3.  Ephraim Wells

                                                3.  Catherine "Kitty" Wells

 

                        2.  Silas Wells  b: Nov 7, 1785 in MD  d: April 17, 1867 in Miami Co., OH

                               married:  Nov 7, 1813 in Rowan Co., NC

                                    +  Elise Skinner  b: Jan 11, 1791  d: April 28, 1843 in OH

 

                                                3.  Thomas S. Wells  b: July 25, 1815 in Albemarle Co., VA

                                                        d: Feb 29, 1892

                                                            +  Effie Banty   married Feb 12, 1839    d: Jan 18, 1848

                                                            +  Sarah Russ  b: 1825  m: March 4, 1851   d: Dec 21, 1907

                                                3.  Richard P. Wells  b: Oct 31, 1816 in Albemarle Co., VA

                                                            +  Mary Sarah Wilson

                                                            +  Margaret Baxter

                                                3.  William G. Wells  b: Dec 6, 1818 in Miami Co., OH

                                                       d: July 24, 1896    married: Nov 11, 1841

                                                            +  Sarah Schupp    d: Aug 25, 1904

                                                3.  Samuel S. Wells  b: Feb 8, 1821 in Miami Co., OH

                                                       d:  Aug 20, 1912 in Miami Co., OH   m:  Aug 31, 1843

                                                            +  Caroline Lavy  b: 1825 in OH  d: Nov 4, 1898 in OH

                                                3.  James F. Wells  b: April 13, 1823 in OH  d: Dec 3, 1902

                                                            +  Harriett Cotteral   married: March 18, 1847

                                                3.  John W. Wells  b:  Feb 4, 1825 in Miami Co., OH

                                                            +  Jane Johnson

                                                3.  Levi Oliver Wells  b: April 9, 1827  d: Oct 10, 1828

                                                3.  Eli Austin Wells  b:  April 9, 1827

                                                3.  Martha Jane Wells  b: Sept 10, 1829 in OH

                                                            +  William McCullough  m: May 27, 1856

                                                3.  Robert S. Wells  b: Dec 30, 1830 in Miami Co., OH

                                                            +  Eliza Saunders   married: Aug 28, 1851

                                                3.  Daniel D. Wells  b: Feb 1, 1833 in OH  D: Sept 25, 1870

                                                            +  Anna Kaufman   married:  April 15, 1862

                                                3.  Sarah Isabelle Wells  b: Feb 20, 1835 in Miami Co., OH

                                                            +  Daniel Argerbright   married: March 1, 1855

                                                3.   Levi W. Wells  b: April 27, 1828  d:  March 11, 1894

                                                            +  Zerilda Zeigler  b: 1835  m: June 26, 1860  d: 1919

 

                                    +  Rachel Taylor  b: Feb 6, 1773  m: in the 1850's  d: Jan 8, 1871

 

                        2.  Elizabeth Wells  b: abt 1780 in MD

                                    +  John Naylor  married:  Dec 4, 1806

 

                                                3.  Samuel Naylor

                                                3.  Thomas Naylor

                                                3.  Asbury Naylor

                                                3.  Susan T. Naylor

 

                        2.  Millie Wells  b: Albemarle Co., VA   m:  Sept 23, 1819 in Miami Co., OH

                                    +  William Skinner

 

                                                3.  Calvin Skinner

                                                3.  John Skinner

                                                3.  William Skinner

                                                3.  David Skinner

 

                        2.  John Wesley Wells  b: Oct 30, 1797 in Albemarle Co., VA  d: bet 1842-1843

                                    +  Sarah Skinner    married:  Jan 28, 1819 in OH

 

                                                3.  Albert Wells  b; 1820 in OH

                                                            +  Matilda  b: 1828 in MD

                                                3.  John W. Wells  b; 1823 in OH

                                                            +  Naomi  b: 1832

                                                3.  Milton Wells  b; 1828 in OH

                                                3.  Elizabeth Wells  b: 1829 in OH

                                                3.  Eli Wells  b: 1830 in OH

                                                3.  Mary Wells  b: 1832 in OH

                                                3.  Caroline Wells  b: 1835 in OH

                                                3.  Isobel Wells  b: 1840 in OH

                                                3.  William H. H. Wells  b; 1843 in OH 

 

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WILLIAM  WELLS   DESCENDANTS

 

1.  William Wells  b: 1777 in MD   d: 1855    married: Dec 15, 1808 Albemarle Co., VA

            +  Mary Howard  b: 1790 in Fredericksburg, VA   d: Feb or March 25, 1854 in

                  Monroe, Miami Co., OH

 

                        2.  Samuel G. Wells  b: 1809 in VA

                        2.  Milton Wells  b: Oct 8, 1811 in VA  d: Feb 5, 1835   m: Mar 28, 1833

                                    +  Mary Freeman  b: Mar 9, 1812

                        2.  William Howard Wells  b: Jan 9, 1814 in VA  d: Nov 12, 1886 in

                               Bellville, KS

                                    +  Esther Freeman  b: Oct 21, 1821 in Miami Co. OH  d: Aug 18, 1884

                                           in Bellville, KS

 

                                                3.  Sarah Jane Wells  b: abt 1836

                                                3.  John Wells  b: abt 1840

                                                3.  Isabella Wells  b: abt 1842

                                                3.  George Wells  b: abt 1844

                                                3.  Aurelia Wells  b: abt 1847

                                                3.  William Wells  b: abt 1849

 

                        2.  Catherine Wells  b: 1816

                        2.  Mary Wells  b: 1820

                        2.  Andrew James Wells  b: 1822

                        2.  John H. Wells  b: 1824

                        2.  Elizabeth Wells  b: 1827

 

                        2.  David Wells  b: Aug. or Sept 7, 1830 in Monroe Twp., Miami Co., OH

                               d: Dec. 16, 1916 in Allen Co., IN, married March 4, 1858 in Allen Co., IN

                                    +  Elizabeth Ann Waterson  b: Feb. 14, 1840 in Perry Co., PA

                                          d: Oct. 28, 1903 in Allen Co., IN

 

                                                3.  William David Wells  b: April 17, 1859 in Allen Co., IN

                                                       d: April 5, 1932 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

                                                       married Nov. 25, 1886

                                                            +  Frances Thornton  b: Sept. 7, 1857 in Iowa

                                                                 d: March 9, 1942 in Allen Co., IN 

 

                                                                        4.  Jennie Wells  b: Aug. 30, 1887 

                                                                              d: March 21, 1930, married April 8, 1906

                                                                                    +  Charles W. Allen

 

                                                                                                5.  Leola Allen 1906-1911

                                                                                                5.  William David Allen 

                                                                                                        1907-1957 

                                                                                                            + Frances Eddy

                                                                                                5.   Ralph Warren Allen   1911-

                                                                                                            + Mary M. Emaheur

                                                                                                5.  Glen Wilson Allen b: 1913

                                                                                                            +  Gladys I. Nelson

                                                                                                            +  Viola V. Wetzel

                                                                                                5.  Clair Eugene Allen   1917-

                                                                                                            +  Alice M. Irwin

                                                                                                5.  Hazel Verle Allen   1919-

                                                                                                            +  Arnold Winkler

                                                                                                5.  Robert Jay Allen  1920

                                                                                                            +  Eleanor Weiss

                                                                                                5.  Dorothy Merle Allen   1923-

                                                                                                            +  Everett McClendon

                                                                                                5.  Charles Allen, Jr.  1925-

                                                                                                            +  Luella Schlaback

                                                                                                5.  Ruth Victoria Allen  1927

                                                                                                            +  Reub. Hendrickson

                                                                                                5.  Howard Wayne Allen 1929

                                                                                                            +  Reba

                                                                                                            +  Lillian Croy

                       

                                                                        4.  Eugene Wells  b: Sept. 7, 1889

                                                                              d: Aug. 5, 1954, married June 17, 1918

                                                                                    +  Adda Johnston  1918-1977

                                                                        4.  Myra Bohart Wells  b: Oct. 2, 1891  d: 1974

                                                                               in Huntertown, IN   married Dec 25, 1910

                                                                                    +  John D. Sriver

                                                                                                5.  Doris Sriver

                                                                                    +  Jerry Bruce Warcup  1883-1959

                                                                        4.  Louise Wells  b: Nov. 13, 1893 

                                                                              d: Dec. 28, 1981

                                                                                    +  Lee Slusher

                                                                                                5.  Helen Slusher

                                                                                                5.  Hazel Slusher

                                                                                                5.  Isabelle Slusher

                                                                                                5.  Frances Slusher

                                                                                                5.  Marjory Slusher

                                                                                                5.  Max Slusher

                                                                                    +  Ellis Ambler

                                                                                    +  John Daffron

                                                                        4.  Anna Wells  b: Nov. 28, 1895 

                                                                              d: Aug. 20, 1982, married Oct. 7, 1913

                                                                                    +  Jesse Allen

                                                                                                5.  Frank Allen

                                                                                                5.  Vera Allen

                                                                                                5.  Keith Allen

                                                                                                5.  Beth Allen

                                                                                                5.  Paul Allen

                                                                                                5.  Constance Allen

                                                                                                5.  Jimmy Allen

                                                                        4.  David Wells  b: April 3, 1899

                                                                               married June 18, 1931

                                                                                    +  Mary Lindey

                                                                        4.  Pauline Wells  b: May 5, 1902

                                                                               d: Oct. 31, 1977

                                                                                    +  Harry Claypool

                                                                                    +  Harold McGary  

 

                                                3.  John W. Wells  b: Jan. 25, 1862  d: March 12, 1948 in Hot

                                                      Springs, Arkansas, married Sept. 12, 1889

                                                            +  Genrvra Dola (Dolin)

 

                                                                        4.  Mabel Wells  b: June 25, 1890

                                                                              married June 17, 1913 

                                                                                    +  Archie Coleman

                                                                        4.  Kenneth Wells  b: Oct. 19, 1892  d: June 22,

                                                                              1963 in Angola, IN, married Dec. 7, 1920

                                                                                    +  Elsie Nethercot

                                                                        4.  Glenn R. Wells  b: Aug. 3, 1897

                                                                               married June 16, 1920

                                                                                    +  Velma Pheil

 

                                                3.  Sarah Ellen Wells  b: April 20, 1864  d: May 7, 1965 in

                                                      Churubusco, IN, married Jan. 8, 1884 

                                                            +  Edmund C. Benward

                                                           

                                                                        4.  Jessie Benward  b: abt. 1886  d: Jan 1936

                                                                                    +  Wilford McCormick

                                                                                                5.  Mary Ellen McCormick

                                                                        4.  Lena Benward  b: 1888  d: Sept. 1973

                                                                                    +  John Maloney

                                                                        4.  Charles Benward  b: March 3, 1890 

                                                                               d: Dec. 14, 1942 in Cedar City, Utah

                                                                               married Aug. 25, 1918 in Chicago, IL

                                                                                    +  Maude E. Jones

                                                                        4.  Bessie Vivian Benward  b: 1895

                                                                               d: Sept. 17, 1920 in Churubusco, unmar.

                                                                        4.  Clarence Benward  d: Dec. 1966 in Whitley

                                                                               Co., IN, unmarried

                                                                        4.  Robert Francis Benward  b: Sept. 10, 1906

                                                                              d: Oct. 1, 1971 in Springfield, IL

                                                                              married Nov. 18, 1943

                                                                                    +  Bonnie Annie Laurie

 

                                                3.  Edward Burtis Wells  b: April 25, 1867  d: June 12, 1957

                                                       married Jan. 19, 1895

                                                            +  Martha Waters  b: 1873  d: May 2, 1950

 

                                                                        4.  Charles Arthur Wells  b: Sept. 15, 1893

                                                                               d: Aug. 20, 1981 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                                    +  Lelia Myers  1896-1940

                                                                        4.  David E. Wells  b: 1896  d: Oct. 1982 in

                                                                               Elkhart, IN, married in Elkhart

                                                                                    +  Madge Budd

                                                                        4.  Ray E. Wells  b: Oct. 4, 1887 

                                                                               d: Oct. 15, 1924

                                                                                    +  Mary Parker

                                                                        4.  Maurice  Wells  b: Nov. 3, 1899

                                                                               d: Feb. 9, 1959 in Detroit, MI, unmarried

                                                                        4.  Infant son Wells,  d: Sept. 24, 1902

                                                                        4.  Ralph B. Wells  b: April 20, 1904

                                                                               married in Detroit, MI

                                                                                    +  Esther  b: 1900

                                                                        4.  Bessie Marie Wells  b: Oct. 12, 1912

                                                                               d: July 20, 1973, married March 10, 1930

                                                                                    +  Earl G. Myers  b: Nov. 7, 1907

                                                                                          d: May 8, 1978

 

                                                3.  Lucretia Wells  b: Jan. 16, 1870  d: July 19, 1958

                                                      married Oct. 23, 1891

                                                            +  Daniel E. Opliger  b: 1868  d: Jan. 21, 1955

 

                                                                        4.  Gladys Pearl Opliger  b:  Aug. 23, 1891

                                                                               d: Jan. 17, 1919, married June 15, 1910

                                                                                    +  Charles Arnold

                                                                        4.  Carrie Irene Opliger  b: March 2, 1893

                                                                               married July 27, 1910 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                                    +  Elmer M. Cook

                                                                        4.  Arthur Raymond Opliger  b: April 27, 1895

                                                                               married Nov. 26, 1919 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                                    +  Dessie Tonkel

                                                                        4.  LaVerna Opliger  b: May 15, 1897 

                                                                               d: July 13, 1900 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                        4.  Lois Opliger  b: May 18, 1904, unmarried

                                                                        4.  Warren Opliger  b: April 15, 1906

                                                                               d: Sept. 12, 1961 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                        4.  Beulah Opliger  b: May 23, 1910

                                                                               d: April 15, 1967, unmarried

                                                                        4.  Martha Opliger  b: Sept. 17, 1913

 

                                                3.  Flora Etta Florinda Wells  b: Nov. 9, 1873  d: Nov. 13, 1966

                                                      in Fort Wayne, IN,  married July 4, 1889

                                                            +  Commador P. Benward

                                                                       

                                                                        4.  Edna Benward  b: Dec. 3, 1889  d: 1970

                                                                                    +  John Claxton

                                                                                                5.  Esther G. Claxton

                                                                                                5.  Ilene Claxton  

                                                                        4.  Gladys Mae Benward  b: 1892  d: July 18,

                                                                               1927, married March 3, 1910

                                                                                    +  John Daffron  b: 1889 

                                                                                          d:  March 17, 1968

                                                                        4.  Grace Benward  b: July 23, 1895 

                                                                               d: Sept. 9, 1979, married April 11, 1914

                                                                                    +  Joseph P. Johnston  b: Aug. 3, 1890

                                                                                          d: July 5, 1968 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                        4.  Maurice C. Benward  b: Aug. 17, 1901

                                                                               d: Feb. 10, 1954, married June 16, 1921

                                                                                    +  Maude Moss

                                   

                                                3.  Charles W. Wells  b: Oct. 17, 1875  d: July 6, 1968

                                                      married July 13, 1895

                                                            +  Minnie E. Eby  b: 1877  d: Feb. 17, 1920

 

                                                                        4.  Nettie Wells  b: 1896  d: Sept. 5, 1896

                                                                        4.  Russell G. Wells  b: Nov. 17, 1897

                                                                              d: Oct. 12, 1967 in Chicago, IL

                                                                              married April 5, 1919 in Allen Co., IN

                                                                                    +  Mildred Dancer  b: 1898 

                                                                                          d: June 11, 1948

                                                                        4.  Clarence Larkin Wells  b: Aug. 23, 1900

                                                                               d: Oct. 1967/77, married May 11, 1922

                                                                                    +  Verna Sunderland  b: 1904

                                                                                           d: Oct. 9, 1970

 

                                                3.  Viola Mae Wells  b: May 22, 1879  d:  Sept. 13, 1972

                                                       married Nov. 21, 1901 in Allen Co., IN

                                                            +  John Geller  b: Feb. 24, 1879  d: Feb. 17, 1952

 

                                                                        4.  Carrie Vivian Geller  b: March 2, 1903

                                                                               d: March 7, 1903

                                                                        4.  Wallace Herman Geller  b: Feb. 6, 1904

                                                                                    +  Eulalia Brommer 1897-

                                                                        4.  Clifford Harry Geller  b: March 6, 1906

                                                                               d: Feb. 23, 1967, married Dec. 7, 1929

                                                                                    +  Viola Dunfee  b: Feb. 28, 1904

                                                                                          d: Aug. 28, 1976

                                                                        4.  Leona May Geller  b: May 8, 1910

                                                                               married Aug. 10, 1929 in Angola, IN

                                                                                    +  Ralph Dunfee  b: Nov. 11, 1908

                                                                                          d:  Dec. 13, 1974

                                                                        4.  Donald Gilbert Geller  b: Feb. 6, 1912

                                                                                    +  Jennie Spice

                                                                        4.  Carl Woodrow Geller  b: Jan. 16, 1915

                                                                                    +  Mary Sheets

                                                                        4.  Bessie Ilene Geller  b: June 2, 1919

                                                                                    +  Raymond A. Fleischer  

                                                                        4.  Jesse Howard Geller  b: June 2, 1919

                                                                                    +  Elizabeth Garrison

                                                                                    +  Gene Miller Smith

 

                                                3.  Arvilla Wells  b: Sept. 22, 1883  d: March 20, 1963 in

                                                       Angola, IN, married Feb. 14, 1901

                                                            +  William M. Johnston

 

                                                                        4.  Perry Howard Johnston 1910-1935

                                                                                    +  Constance Ruth Arnold 1907-1991

                                                                        4.  Helen Marie Johnston  

                                                 

 

 

WILLIAM WELLS  of Fort Wayne

 This is the William Wells who had both Wells County, and Wells Street in Fort Wayne named after him.     

 Genealogy on line says:

 William Wells

Born 1770 in Stafford, Virginia

Died 1812 at Fort Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois during war of 1812

He married an Indian and had children:

            Ann

            Julianna

            Rebecca

            William

            Molly

            Jane T.  

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Most genealogies agree on most things.   Am following with various information in different genealogies of William Wells.    There are 8 of them on Ancestry.com

 

"Captured by the Indians in 1782 at the age of 12."

"Was born 1770 in Stafford Co., VA"

"Was born in Jacobs Creek, PA"

"Was born 1770 in Stanford Co., KY"

"Died Aug 15, 1812 in Fort Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois"

"His tribal name was 'Apokonit' "

"Tribal English name was Blake  (Black?) Snake or Carrot Head"

1787 Census report - Severens Valley and Hardin Settlement

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Marriage #1 was to Sweet Breeze, the daughter of Chief Little Turtle

            called "Sweet Breath" by some

            born 1770 in Miami Indian Territory, or 1773

            married in Indiana

            Before 1793

Children:

            1.  Ann (Ahpezzahquah) Wells

            2.  Rebekah (Pemesahquah) Wells

                        Born in Indiana

                        Died June 14, 1835 

                        married James Hackly

                                    Children:

                                                Anne Hackly

                                                Jack W. Hackly

 

            3.  William Wayne Wells  (Wapemongquah)

 

            4.  Mary (Ahmaquahzahquuah) Wells   b: Mar 10, 1800 in Ft. Wayne, IN

                        died Feb 17, 1828 in Maumee, OH

                        married Judge James Wolcott, b: 1789 in Torrington, CT

                        married March 8, 1821 in Ft. Wayne, IN                     

                                    Children: 

                                                William Wells Wolcott, Dec 7, 1821 in Ft. Wayne IN

                                                Frederick Allen Wolcott, in Ft. Wayne, IN

                                                Henry Clay Wolcott

                                                James Madison Wolcott

                                                Mary Ann Wolcott, June 6, 1827 in Ft. Wayne, IN

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Marriage #2 was to "Nancy" or "Wee Indian"

            Before 1808

Children:

            1.  Jane T. Wells, married John Griggs in 1830

                        Children:  

                                                Warren A. Griggs, 1831

                                                Charles F. Griggs, 1833

                                                Anthony Wayne Griggs, 1840

                                                Eliza A. Griggs, 1844

                                                Martha J. Griggs, 1846

                                                Maria Griggs, 1848  

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Marriage #3 was to Mary Geiger

            Before 1810

            March 7, 1809

            In Jefferson Co., KY

Children:

            1.  Julianna Wells

            2.  Samuel G. Wells, born in Fort Wayne, IN

            3.  Yelverton P. Wells

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Stories:

 

"William Wells was Elizabeth's brother.   He was captured by Indians at a young age (about 12), raised by the Indians, and he married Sweet Breeze, daughter of Chief Little Turtle.   He later married Mary Geiger.   William Wells was killed by Indians at Fort Dearborn in 1812.   Mary Geiger, William's widow, later married Robert Turner. 

 

Have a copy of letters from Elizabeth Wells to John Close.   Elizabeth's letters are dated from 1805 to 1845 (40 years).   Elizabeth Wells was a sister of William Wells and apparently she was also a sister of my gggg grandfather, John Close.   The original letters are in the Archives of the Library at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA.  

 

One of Elizabeth's letters supports the entry of Mary Geiger's second being Robert Turner.   In Elizabeth's letters to her brother, John Close, on Aug 7, 1828 .... 'I saw brother William ?? us daughter at the Monastery near Bardstown who is going to school there.   She informed me that her mother is well and wished much to see me but I came there too late.   I have written her a letter  but have not  received an answer as yet.   She is maryed (sp) to one Mr. Robert Turner near Louisville.' "   

 

Capture :

"At the time of Little Turtle's campaign to choke off the invading forces of Mad Anthony Wayne, Wells was still a young man.   It had only been a dozen years since a back-woods boy of 12 years had been grabbed off a farm below the Ohio, which today would be within the city limits of Louisville, KY.

 

Maruding Miami Indians took the boy across the river and north, where a young Miami war chief took a liking to him.   Little Turtle later adopted  Wells and the boy grew into an energetic and handsome man with black curly hair.   He became an accepted member of the Indian communities of Miamitown and along the eel River.   In many respects, he imitated the manners and observant habits of Little Turtle.   When he was about 20 years old, he married Sweet Breeze, the war chief's delicate and youthful daughter. "

 

The Ohio Theory:

" The date of William Wells birth is unknown, but it is estimated around 1770.   He spent his youth in Kentucky.   At the age of 12, Wells was captured by the Miami Indians and adopted by Chief  Little Turtle.   Wells fought with the Miami's in 1790 against Arthur St. Clair.   After the battle his loyalties changed and he left the Miami's to fight the Indians.   Wells sought Anthony Wayne and requested to join Wayne.   Wells was made a captain in Anthony Wayne's army.   After signing the treaty of Greenville, he left the military.   He began farming near Fort Wayne and his wife, Little Turtle's daughter, joined him there.    He did not remain a farmer for very long.   Wells became an Indian agent under William Henry Harrison.   As an agent, he worked effectively with the Miami Indians.

 

In 1812, Wells was escorting American troops out of a fort located near present day Chicago.   The troops were ambushed by the Indians and Wells was shot, his head was cut off, and his heart removed by the attackers.   He was killed by Potawatomi Chief Peesotum (Grasshopper)."

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"November 6, 1792 - Major John Adair (later Gen.) was attacked by a party of Indians.   The Indians on this occasion were commanded by the celebrated Little Turtle.   Some years afterwards, in 1805-6, when General Adair was Register of the land office in Frankfort, Captain William Wells, Indian agent, passed through that place on his way to Washington City, attended by some Indians, among whom was the Chief Little Turtle.   General Adair called on his old antagonist, and in the course of the conversation, the incident above related, being alluded to, Gen. Adair attributed his defeat to his having been taken by surprise.   The Little Turtle immediately remarked and with great pleasantness, ' a good general is never taken by surprise'. "

 

"June 1794 - from his headquarters at Fort Greenville, (now  in Darke County), Ohio, General Wayne dispatched a company of spies (Capt. Wm Wells, Robert McClellan, Henry Miller and 3 others, May, Hickman, and Harpe Thorpe) with orders to bring into camp an Indian as a prisoner, to be interrogated as to the intentions of the enemy.   Of these, Capt. Wells and Henry Miller had been raised among the Indians, having been captured in youth and adopted."   As it turned out, the prisoner they captured was Miller's long lost brother, Christopher.  

 

Aug 15, 1812 - at the sight of the present-day Chicago, Indians massacred the American garrison as it evacuated Ft. Dearborn.   The fort was burned the following day.

 

William's will, written Jan 17, 1810, proved Dec 14, 1812, names 4 children by former wife:  Anna, Rebecca, William Wayne, and Polly Wells;  Samuel Geiger Wells by present wife.   Wife and brothers Samuel and Yelverton P. Wells executors.

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William Wells parents are listed as:

Samuel Wells, born Sept 16, 1734 in Stafford, VA

            died April 2, 1782 in Jefferson, KY

and Ann Farrow, born 1739 in Prince William, VA

 

Samuel was married twice

First to Ann Hayden and they had children:

            Edward Wells

            Hayden Wells

            Yelverton Peyton Wells

Second marriage to Ann Farrow with children:

marriage 1753 in Prince William, VA    (date must not be correct)

            Samuel Wells

            Margaret Wells

            Ann Wells

            William Wells

            Charles Wells

Interestingly there is no sister, Elizabeth, mentioned here.  

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William's paternal grandparents were:

Charles Wells, born 1712 in VA

            died 1765 in Prince William, VA

and Mary Elizabeth Edwards, born 1716 in Washinparish, Stafford, VA

            died 1768 in Prince William, VA

            married Dec 10, 1733  in St. Paul's parish, Stafford, VA

Children:

            Eleanor Wells, 1747

            Samuel Wells, 1734

            Charles Wells, 1742

            Hayden Wells, 1744

            Benjamin Wells, 1751

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William's paternal great grandparents listed as:

Samuel Wells, born 1680

            died Sept 9, 1716 at St. Paul's parish, Stafford, VA

and Eleanor Carty, born 1697 in VA

            died Dec 15, 1729 in St. Paul's parish, Stafford, VA

            married 1711

Children:

            Charles Wells, 1712

            Carty Wells, 1713

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So far have been unable to join these two Wells families.    Were the David Wells families related to the ancestors of William Wells in the story above  back in Virginia?   We note that David Wells says that his father was born in Maryland, 1778,  and his mother was born in Virginia, 1790.    Some genealogies say that David's grandfather was born in Wales (Samuel S. Wells b. 1755) and his grandmother was born in Scotland (Martha Oliver).    We note that Capt. William Wells ancestors had apparently been in Virginia before that date, as far back as 1680.   The families seem to have many of the same names, but they are mainly common names.   Perhaps someone else can or has researched this further back to see if they are of the same line of Wells families.