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  • Name James Wells 
    Born Abt 1675  Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1 Jul 1771  Gwinn's Falls, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James Wells died, sometime before 1 Jul 1771, when Nicholas Orrick and Thomas Owings filed the inventory.
    Biography 1998 


    • THE LITTLE WELLS FAMILY IN NORTH AMERICA-THE IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR
      PART II: JAMES WELLS (2) 16XX - 1771

      ByHarold Henry & Nadine Hull Arnold 1966

      Edited by Hull Arnold 1998

      EDITOR'S PREFACE

      This is the second part of the two part paper discussing the facts as they are available of the immigration of the original Little Wells ancestor from England to North America. In part I thereaders were introduced to two characters who may have been this immigrant ancestor, James Wells (1), 16xx - 1681/82 and James Wells (2), 16xx - 1771.

      Part I, presented the arguments linking James Wells (1) 16xx -1681/82 as the North American originator were given in detail. These arguments while substantially accepted by the originalAuthors were subjected to a more critical analysis by the Editor with the conclusions that the records supporting the link are not substantial and credible enough to provied the basis for theacceptance of James Wells (1) as the ancestor. The possibility that this person was the immigrant, however, remains.

      This Part II gives the records as they are known of James Wells (2) whose historical existence is not only well established by the best contempory records but whose link to the Little Wellsfamily is equally well proved. The question of his status as immigrant ancestor or 2nd generation North American, however, remain uncertain as there are no contemporary records indicating hispassage from the mother country, only traditions maintained by several family branches that it was he who was immigrated from England sometime family 1700 and 1725.

      The original draft of this material was written by the Authors about 1966 and widely distributed about the extended family. It is based on their research between the early 1930's and the1980's. I have prepared this annotated edition for WWW publication. As in Part I any comments or substantial additions or changes in the original test made by the Editor appear in italizedtype.



      JAMES WELLS (2)- WHO WAS THIS JAMES WELLS, IMMIGRANTS OR SECOND GENERATION NORTH AMERICAN?

      THE LIFE OF JAMES WELLS (2) AND WIFE, ANN.

      The family. In the Part I discussion we noted that between 1716 and 1729 James Wells (2) and his wife, Ann whose last name is unknown recorded the births of 6 children at the Register ofBirths in the St. Paul's Episcopal Parish of Baltimore, Maryland, on file in the Maryland Historical Society Library,as follows:

      * James, son of James Wells & Ann his wife born the 27th January 1716
      * Prudence daughter of sd James Wells & Ann his wife born the 16th March 1720
      * Richard son of sd James Wells & Ann his wife born the 15th March 1722
      * Honour daughter of sd James Wells & Ann his wife born in October 1724
      * Alexander son of sd James Wells & Ann his wife born 12th March 1727
      * Ann daughter of sd. James Wells & Ann his wife born the 17th Feby 1729.'

      This marks be beginning of comporary records of the little Wells family in North America. Where did this James Wells who we have designated James Wells (2) come from. Contempory records locatethis family in Baltimore County in the colonial Provience om Maryland at least by the year 1716. This disproves the traditions maintaining the move came as late as 1725. Yet James Wells (2)could have immigrated any time before 1716 leaving the traditions of the move any time before 1718 as viable possibilities.

      Besides the above children, it is generally accepted by Wells descendants that the oldest son, Thomas Wells, was born about 1709, and that a daughter, Patience, was born possibly between 1709and 1716. In addition there is a daughter, mentioned as 'deceased' in the Accounts on the Estate of James Wells in 1771.

      The Records of James and Ann. The first reference to JAMES WELLS after his name appears in 1716 with that of his wife, ANN, in the St. Paul's Register, happens to be without association withhis wife's name, therefore, it cannot be claimed definitely that the beneficiary of this WILL was our James Wells, who by that tine is thought to have had four children, Thomas, Patience, one(unnamed to us) daughter, and James (3) in 1716. We refer to the Will of John Barrett of Baltimore County, signed March 24th, 1717, with his mark, and witnessed by Alexander Keith, MosesEdwards, and Katharine Lindall. A portion reads:

      I Will unto James Wells that is now my Servant to the value of one thousand pounds of Tobacco as my executrix shall think fit to pay it.' (The Md. Hist. Magazine for Dec. 1963, p. 335. (Ed's. Note: and/or Md. Hall of Records, Liber 14, folio 544-545. This latter source is typed in the margin and it is unclear which source refers to the Will and which refers to the followinginformation on the early 18th century purchasing power of tobacco).

      The Value of Personal Estates in Maryland 1700-1710, ( Ed's Note: I suspect this is from the Md. Hist Magazine article cited above, Ed.) states that 'a pound of tobacco brought three pounds ofbeef; two pounds could be exchanged for a fat pullet, and a hogshead had buying power enough to supply a whole family with necessities for a year.' Four hogsheads of 950 pounds were considereda ton for London shipment. This was, therefore, quite a liberal bequest to a Servant, as James Wells was called. Of course, the word Servant in that day probably had a rather broad meaning, asit was an old custom to sign your name to a letter to a friend, as 'Your obedient Servant.' So 'Servant' could mean anyone rather close to the family, possibly one who helped John Barrett inmanaging his tobacco farm, possibly even while putting in his own crop elsewhere.

      Since this James Wells shows up in 1717, it seems very believable that he was James Wells, the husband of Ann. The only land which we have any record of James Wells (a) having at that tins wasthe fifty acres of Wells Lot which John Thomas had given him in settlement of his suit in 1695 .. Of course, if James had been away in Virginia for a number of years, it may be that by 1716 hehad only recently returned to Maryland and. had not yet purchased any land of his own. (Ed's Note: But remember the identify of James Wells (2) our proven Little Wells ancestor as thesameJamesWells who was a party to the 1696 suit has not been proven. See Part I of this document. If this James Wells (2) )

      So far as we know it was not until May 20, 1725, that he (James Wells (2), Ed.) obtained by the assignment of a Warrant from Benjamin Martin of Baltimore County , one-hundred acres of landcalled 'Rogues Ridge,' lying in Baltimore County on the East Side of Gwins Falls. James Wells is spoken of as, 'of Baltimore County.' (Md. .State Land. Office, Liber P.L. No. 6, Folio288-289).

      The following quoted Court Order leaves little doubt that James and Ann were living on 'ROGUES RIDGE' in 1733, after having purchased it in 1725, therefore, their son, Alexander Wells, born in1727, must have claimed, this Tract as his birthplace.

      Abstracts of Old Baltimore Co. Records: Court Page 256: June Court 1733 - Cornelius Howard appointed overseer to clear-the road from Givens (Note spelling) Falls back of James Wells' upthe fork of Guinn's (Note spelling) Falls to Matthew's Cabin on Patapaco Falls. ( Source: Md.Hist.Mag. Vol. 18-Yr.1923-Page 14)

      After quite a number of years James and Ann increased their land holdings, On November 12, 1741

      - in consideration that James Wells of Baltimore County...... hath due unto him fifty acres of Land ..... by virtue of an assignment for that Quantity from Charles Ridgely being part of aWarrant for two hundred and fifty acres granted the said Ridgely......' We do therefore hereby grant unto him the said James Wells all that tract or parcel of land called Water Oak Level -lying and being in Baltimore County on the West Side of the main falls of Patapaco River..(Md.Land Office, Liber E.I.No.6-f.438-439.

      James Wells did not retain 'Water Oak Level' very long: as, by:
      # Indenture' made this 27th day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty five between James Wells Senior of Baltimore county in the province of Maryland, Planter, of the one part and EwenMacdonald. of Prince Georges County..... for and in consideration of the sum of sixteen pounds current money...... doth give grant sell..... unto the sd. Ewin Macdonald...... all that tract orparcell of land called Water Oak Levell lying on the West Syde Of The Main Falls Of Patapsco River.

      This document serves to establish that James Wells, Senior, ( for he had son James in 1716, now near 30 years of age) who had married Ann -------., was indeed the owner of 'Water Oak Level.'The deed bears the lines,

      and at the same time came Ann the wife of the said James, and being privately examined out of the hearing of her said husband declared she acknowledged the within deed..... .. (Source: Md.Hall of Records - Liber T.B. #D, folio 276-278.)

      James Wells had possession of 'Rogues Ridge' from 1725 until he sold these one-hundred acres in 1748:by 'Indenture made this twenty-ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousandseven hundred forty &eight between James Wells of Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland, Planter of the one part and Thomas Wells of the said County and Province aforesaid Planter ofthe other part Witnesseth that the said James Wells for and in consideration of the sum of Seven pounds ten shillings Sterling money..... hath sold unto the said Thomas Wells all that tract

      Again in this instance came Ann the wife of the said. James Wells and being privately examined..... acknowledges that she freely and voluntarily did give up her right of dower....! (Source:Md. Hall of Records-Liber T.R. No. C, folio 48-49-50. So, it looks like 'Rogues Ridge' after 1748, was in the possession of the eldest son of James & Ann, Thomas Wells, almost forty years ofage by that time.

      THE DEATH OF JAMES WELLS (2)

      Although we have been unable to locate during our very limited research opportunities any other land owned by James Wells (2), we would not think that he did not own other property, Eventhough by 1748 when he sold. 'Rogues Ridge' he had reached the age of 72 (if he was born in 1676 as we thought), it seems that he must still have owned some land until a date not too longbefore he went to live with his son, Alexader Wells. We arrive at that conclusion by reading the following letter which we will copy in full because of its revealing statements: (Really thisis a pleading filed byLevins in connection with the the distribution of the Estate of James Wells (2), Ed.)

      ' Fred. City, Aug 13, 1771.

      I am one of the representatives of James Wells of Balt. County, deceased must pray a Citation for Alexander Wells of Balt. City., afsd Admr to the said James to put before your Honor &likewise must object to your Honors passing any Acct. for the board of the said James Wells; as I can prove by the neighbors that he with the rest of the Intestates childn Induced him the saidJames Wells to Sell Off His Property by promising him that he should live with them or either of them without paying board & that he the said Alexr Wells Admr since the death of the said Jameshas declared that he never meant to Charge the af(s)d Intestate with Board & that he had no Acct agt. him for the same.

      N.B.

      As I live in freds pray let me know what time your Citation will be retble (Probably meaning returnable. Ed)

      I am yr2 (Signed) Thomas Levins.

      Mr. Vallette:

      Issue Citation as pray'd above returnable to next Court.

      Augt 15th, 1771 Yrs

      W.Dulany

      (Source: Box 80, Folder 21, Maryland Hall of Rec.)



      Who Was this Thomas Levins? Since, in the first line, he claims to be one of the representatives of James Wells, he evidently means that he is one of those who are interested in thedistribution of the Estate. Undoubtedly he was the husband of the deceased child' of James Wells, mentioned, in the Distribution of James Wells' Estate. This would make Thomas Levine thefather of the 'children of the deceased child'. Of course, he was interested - and probably a bit jealous of the other heirs. He knew that if Alexander Wells did not figure any Board into thecharges against the Estate covering the several years during which James had lived with Alexander, his (Levins's) children would get a bit larger share. The Distribution papers also.. show:'Debt due from Thos Levins L 13..6.6' so evidently the writer of the above letter was in debt to his father in-law. In naming the representatives, the Distribution, reads: '8 children of thedeceased, and. the Children of ONE DECEASED CHILD - names and number unknown.' There must have been a 'rift' of some kind between the Levins Family and the balance of the descendants,otherwise, they would surely have known the names and number of their dead sister's children. We presume that the deceased child was the daughter born before 1716 and remains 'name unknown' inFamily Tradition. In his letter, Levins, bitterly states that the other children had 'induced' their father 'to sell off his property'- evidently at time he came to live with Alexander, whichmust have been about 1763, as he was there about eight years. However, since the two parcels of land mentioned previously as having at one time been owned by James Wells (2), 'Rogues Ridge'and 'Water Oak Level' had both been sold off by 1748, LEVINS must have been talking about some other land. What tracts he meant we do not know.

      (Ed's Note: As to the idenity of Thomas Livins see the last paragraph of this paper where in the authors in a hand written comment added another possibility which in the opinion of the editoris equally likely as the possibility voiced above, that Thomas Levins was the grown son of the deceased daughter).

      As a matter of fact, Alexander was fair about charging the board: 'Of Common Money allowed this Accountant for the Boarding his deceased father - 3 years before he grew Blind @ 4 lb. per year- but this Accountant relinquishes two years - he only craves allowance for one yr. D 4.0.0 Four Years and 'Eleven months after he was BLIND At L5 per year. L 24.11.8' (?). (Ed.Note: the sord'Accountant' is per the spelling the Authors used. This is also the spelling of the ancient documents. I take it to mean 'accounting').

      If James Wells (2) was born in 1676 as we considered correct through our discussion of the earlier James Wells (I), then he was about ninety-five years of age in 1771 at death. This is quiteold, and we might think we were wrong about his birth date, however, the fact that he went BLIND tends to substantiate the correctness of his birth in 1676. It is supposed that ANN WELLS haddied just before 1763, and that it was right after her death that JAMES had gone to live with Alexander Wells.

      The names of the Appraisers on the Inventory, 'This 1st Day of July, 1771' were Nicholas Orrick (a name to be associated in land ownership along with Alexander Wells), and Thomas Owings (arelative of the wife of Alexander, Leah Owings Wells). Shown as 'nearest akin' were Patience McGuire (a daughter born prior to 1716), Thom Wells (b.ca 1709); and the phrase, 'Came Alex WellsAdmtt of James Wells late of Baltimore County' completed the Inventory. (Source:Md.Hall of Records-Liber 107, folio 296.)

      The DISTRIBUTION mentions 'a Bond of Richard Wells L 5. 17. 0' and Note of hand of Jas. Wells 1. 7. 2)' (Ed's Note; These are two of the children of the decedent. Apparently they owed debts tothe estate, ? the amounts are to be read as 5 Pounds, 17 shillings, 0 pense and 1 pound, 7 shillings, 2 pense).

      The Balance due the Estate is 48. 2. 31/2 (Ed's Note: apparently 48 lbs. 2 shillings, 3 � pence. See Note Below. This probably means total Estate Value. The original authors first used thetyped word 'unto' which they scratched out substituting a hand written, 'due')

      Representatives (apparently beneficiaries Ed.): eight children of the deceased and the children of one deceased child- Names and number unknown.

      Distribution as follows:

      To each of the eight surviving Children: L 5. 6. 11 = L 42. 15. 4 1/2 . To all the Children of the deceased Child to be equally divided between them 5. 5. 6 . 11----------------------

      Total Estate Value (added by Ed.) 48. 2 3 1/2

      (The Total estate value by the Editor's calculations based on 20 shillings equals 1 Pound and 12 pence equals 1 shilling)

      Perogative Office to Wit )

      November 14 th 1771 ) Came ALEXANDER WELLS the within Accountant & Made Oath that the above account is just and true as Stated.

      Before WALTER DULANY

      Comy General

      (Source: Md. Hall of Records, Liber 66, folio 142, of ACCOUNTS)

      The eight surviving children are thought to be: Thomas Wells, Patience McGuire, James Wells (3), Prudence Wells, Richard Wells, Honor Wells, Alexander Wells, and Ann Wells. Note: Honor Wellsfirst married Wm. M. Holmes, founder of family of that name. She later married Col. Richard Brown, Nov 17, 1759 in Ohio. (See Pioneer Period & People of Fairfield Co., Ohio by C.M.L.Wiseman-1901).

      The 'deceased child' thought to have been the daughter previously mentioned as born before 1716, name unknown, and possibly having been married to the Thomas Levins who wrote the above letter.There is another alternative guess: possibly Thomas Levins (who wrote the above complaint) might have been one of the grown sons of the deceased child of James and Ann Wells. (The lastsentence was by the authors added in handwritten note by the authors).



      Editor's Conclusion .

      I now feel that the descent of the 'Little Wells' line from James wells (2) (16xx - 1771) is well established by firm historical evidence. On the question of this founder's North Americanorigin we are on less firm ground. There is strong traditions saying that he was an original immigrant coming to North America sometime after 1700 and some saying as late as 1725. Any dateafter the 1716 recording of the birth of a child in the St Paul's Parish records seems refuted, but the earlier date is certainly a possibility. There is in fact a currently circulatingaccount on the Little Wells mailinglist of the existence of a recording in an unavailable family bible dating the move as in 1700.

      But the argument connecting this James Wells (2) to the 1669 immigrant on the 'Nightingale of York' cannot be completely ignored. The historical existence of this James Wells (1) is proven byhistorical recordings as is his 1682 death. There is also credible though indirect and circumstantial evidence indicating that this immigrant James Wells (1) had a son also named James. ThisJames was a recorded resident of Baltimore County during the 1690's. But this James Wells and his supposed brothers Joseph, and Stephen disappeared from Baltimore County about 1705. Theproblem is that there are no records or other credible evidence indicating that our proven Little Wells ancestor, James Wells (2) who reappeared as a resident of Baltimore County in 1716 isthe same person as the 1690's resident named James Wells. Indeed, the shadowy young James, the son of James (1) might have died or moved from the area about the year 1700 to be lost inobscurity, displaced about the same time by the coming of a new Immigrant named James Wells arriving in Maryland about 1700.

      While my parents appear to have accepted the proof of the father/son relationship as adequate, I feel we must at this point be content with what we have ,namely that James Wells (2) is theproven founder of the little Wells line and that he himself may well have been an original immigrant. But alternately we can not completely rule out the possibility that he was a 2 ndgeneration North American the son to the 1669 immigrant. Until some record or other evidence is found linking our post 1716 James Wells (2) as identical to the 1690's resident with the samename, the link to James (1) must remain only a possibility.



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    Occupation Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Planter 
    Reference Number W1119 
    FamilySearch ID LK71-SF7 
    Universal ID B576F5E2BE984115ABCFACC4B8F4BA696747 
    Person ID I1113  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2010 

    Father James Wells,   b. Bef 1640, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Feb 1682, Gwinn's Falls, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Clark,   d. Deceased 
    Family ID F779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne,   d. Aft 1773, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1707 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Wells,   b. 29 Jan 1710, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1804, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Patience Wells,   b. Abt 1711, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     3. Wells,   b. Abt 1713,   d. Abt 1771  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. Richard Wells,   b. 1715, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1808, Ross County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. James Wells,   b. 27 Jan 1716, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Cross Creek, Brooke County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Prudence Wells,   b. 16 Mar 1720, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     7. Honour Wells,   b. 10 Oct 1724, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1816, Brooke County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. Alexander Wells,   b. 12 Mar 1727, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1813, Brooke County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Anne Wells,   b. 17 Feb 1729, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     10. Joseph Wells,   b. 21 Mar 1733, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • John Thomas is linked again to the Wells family when in 1692 a young James Wells is included in the List of Taxables taken of the North Side of Patapsco Hundred, Baltimore County, Maryland atthe household of John Thomas. A list of Provincial Court Judgments for the year 1694 includes the settlement of the case. James Wells agt. John Thomas in which is written, 'Know ye that Ithe said John Thomas for in consideration that James Wells...Do Acquitt release and forever discharge me...from Learning Him to...read and write which I the said John Thomas do owne to standobliged to do have Give granted and Sold...unto the said James Wells that Tract or Parcel of Land called 'Wells Lot'...(Maryland Hall of Records - Libr. R.M. #H.S. folio 460-461.) (Here NadineArnold speculates in the article that perhaps the obligation that John Thomas had to teach James Wells to read and write may have come about through the possible marriage to the widow of JamesWells.) He apparently failed at the effort. She suggests another possible explanation was that perhaps John was the brother of the boy's mother.) I finally found my copy of the sheet oferrors in the 'Genealogy of Gen. James Wells and Descendants' compiled by Mary Joesphine Roe published by the Webb Stationary & Printing Co., Cincinnati, 1892. I had thought this was fromElaine Ramsten Wells, but now I see it was from Phyllis Hughes. Laurie, you have a copy of this with the copy of the Roe book I gave you last year (Yes! it has been over a year now!!!) 1.Outline Chart and page 11 -- Mrs. Carr is NOT the daughter of James Wells, II, but rather of Col. Richard Wells I. 2. Page 11 and 40 - Honour Wells was born Oct. 1724, not 10 Dec 1724.Richard Wells was born 1722, not 1715, according to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Register, Baltimore, MD Vol. 1, page 28. Holmes Family Bible does give Dec. date for Honour Wells Holmes.(Orin's note: Hmmm. Want to bet the church recording was for 12 Oct 1724?) 3. Page 12 -- Mrs. Carr is probably the same person as above, Patience Kerr. 4. Pages 46-47 - Many errors in AsaBrown letter (probably the basis for assigning Mrs. Carr as a daughter of James II, rather than to Col. Richard Wells I). Mr. Brown has confused James II with Col, Richard Wells I. 5. Page 49- John H. Brown Letter: Richard Kerr died in Texas, not Kentucky. 6. Page 51 - it was Richard 'Tidley: Wells, son of Col. Richard Wells, who was called 'Tidley' and who moved to Pike Co.,Missouri, not the Richard Wells, son of George Wells and Elizabeth Holmes. 7. Page 52 - Elizabeth Wells was a daughter of Francis Wells and Ann(e) Tevis. Francis Wells was son of Thomas Wellsand Elizabeth Howard. Elizabeth Wells had no brother Alex. 8. Page 76 - Mrs. Carr is the Patience Kerr who married the Rev. James Kerr, Jr. 9. Page 78--#7 Ellen Wells married Richard Wellswho was not a 'Big Wells', but the son of Thomas Wells and Elizabeth Howard Wells. Thomas Wells was the son of James Wells, II. 10 Page 86 - Capt. William Wells is not a 'Little Wells', butof the Charles Wells and Mary Edwards line. William Wells was the son of Samuel Wells, Sr. and Anne ___. Samuel Wells, Sr. was the son of Charles Wells and Mary Edwards. Lane, I am sorry ithas taken me this long to 'refine' this bit. I thought it was actually longer than it is. Maybe Mary Roe did a better job than she is given credit for. The book is 140 pages, so that isn'tall that bad IMHO, John Barrett of Baltimore Co., left 1,000 pounds of tobacco to James Wells. SOURCE: Arnold Ms & Will Bk Liber pp. 544-45 James Wells was taxed in the household of DaniellWelch. Mrs. OFFUTT says: ' You think James (=m=) Ann who was perhaps a daughter of Edward Stpvenson. DO TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN ABOUT EDWARD STEVENSON. UNLESS SHE WAS A 2ND WIFE, JAMES MUSTHAVE BEEN IN BALTIMORE CO. BY 1705-10 TO HAVE MET HER BEFORE HIS SON THOMAS WAS BORN. THERE WAS NO EDWARD STEVENSON ON THE 1692 TAX, BUT IN 1694 HE IS LISTED UNDER THE PRIMARY NAME ( INHOUSEHOLD OR PERHAPS A LEASSE OF LAND ) WILLIAM WILKINSON ; AS WERE THO BELL ; RICH SAIL ; THOM SMALLWOOD ; & EDWARD COTTINGTON NORTH SIDE PATAPSCO. IN 1695 EDWARD WAS IN HOUSEHOLD OFJOHN OULTON ( OLDTON ) WHO HAD 'THE GARRISON ' AS WERE ; THOM SMALLWOOD ; GEO CHANEY ; JNO ROBERTS ; JNO ROBERTS ; DANIEL RUST ; & 3 SLAVES . IN 1699 EDWARD IS MENTIONED IN ACCOUNTOF JOHN WELLS - BY ELINOR . EDWARD COTTINGTON WAS MENTIONED 1700 IN INVENTORY OF ELINOR WELLS WIDOW OF JOHN . IN 1692 EDWARD COTTINGTON WAS ON TAX , SOUTH SIDE GUNPOWDER AT LAWRENCERICHARDSON'S ( BROTHER OF THOM RICHARDSON WHO WAS PARTNER IN LAND OF JAMES WELLS (d) 1681 . IF 1695 EDWARD COTTINGTON WAS IN HOUSEHOLD OF JOS STRAWBRIDGE WILLIAM WILKINSON ; JOHN WELLS; JNO HAYES ; & MICHAEL YOUNG 1692 /4 WIT WILL OF JOHN HARDIN ( ARDEN ) WITH WHOM JAS STRAWBRIDGE WAS LIVING. IN 1692 WILKINSON HAD IN HIS HOUSEHOLD CHRIS BUMBRIDGE ETC ARENORTH NECK VIRGINIA NAMES AND I THINK PART OF A LARGE GROUP OF VIRGINIANS LIVING NORTH SIDE PAPAPSCO. ON TAX NORTH SIDE PAPAPSCO : JAMES WELLS 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD OF JOHN ;THOMAS ; WITH JOHN GAY; WM DEMOTT ; & 1 SLAVE . 1694 IN HOUSEHOLD OF DANIEL WELCHWITH HENRY KING 1695 IN HOUSEHOLD OF HUGH JONES. JOHN WELLS 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD OFMICHAEL YOUNG 1694 JOS STRAWBRIDGE1695 JOHN ROWSE . JOSEPH 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD OF WIDOW LONG WITH 5 OTHERS 1694 MRS.JANE LONG WITH JOHN WILKINSON 1695 NICHOLAS FITZSYMMONS .STEPHEN 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD ROBERT PARKER 1694 JOHN ROWSE 1695 JASTODD . JUST RECEIVED A PILE OF DATA FROM GENERAL LANE WHICH SEEMS TO ALMOST PROVE JOHN , JOSEPH , & JAMES WERESONS OF THE EARLIST JAMES. HE NOW PROPOSES THAT THE SON OF JAMES ( b ) 1696 IS IDENTICAL WITH JAMES (=m=) ANN . IF ANN WAS A STEVENSON , I AM INCLINED TO AGREE FOR ITFITS SO WELL. IT MAKES JAMES DIED 1771 SO AGED (abt) 95 BUT HIS 4 SONS DIED AGE 95, 88, 86, 86, SO A LONGED LIVED FAMILY. GENERAL LANE SAYS HIS MOTHER IS NOW 96 , ALSOLONG LIVED. I KNOW TRADITION SAYS YOUR JAMES WAS AN IMMIGRANT BUT WITH A FATHER OF THE SAME NAME, AND NO EVIDENCE HE WAS AN IMMIGRANT- GENERAL LANES THEORY SEEMSCLOSE ENOUGH . FLO MONTGOMERY James = m = Ann -------------------BROTHER OF ----- | | _______________________________ | | | | Thomas AlexanderJohnm m m Elizabeth Howard Leah Owings MargaretMacLane | | | ____ _______ || | | Francis James Bezaleel Charles 1747 m m | | Sarah FrancisRebecca Arnold Risteau ------------------------ m Benjamin Charles | m m Sarah TempSarah Griffith Butler Dorsey | ----------------------------------- | | Charles Dorsey Francis | 1760 -5 Francisof 1790-5 Chilescothe of | Harrison Co. ? ? 1779 of Wash . Co . JAMES 2nd ( b ) c 1675 :16 FATHER JAMES DIED 1692 [ WILLS ] N. SIDE PAT - TAX IN HOUSEHOLD OF JNO THO MA'S - WITH WM DEMOTT ; JOHN GAY ; &ROGER THE SLAVE1694 - BALT N. SIDE PAT IN HOUSEHOLD OF DAVID WELSH WITH HENRY KING 1694 - BALT SUIT VS JOHN THOMAS & AGREEMENT 1695 - BALT FROM JOHN THOMAS - FORRELEASE OF OBLIGATION TO TEACH HIM TO READ WHICH HE OWNS TO STAND OBLIGED TO DO. WELLS LOT 50 AC PART OF GARDISON (GARRISON ) WIT JNO LOVELL ( LOVETT ) , FRAROBINSON, DANIEL PALMER ' BETWEEN PATAPSCO RIVER & HEAD OF BLACK RIVER IN THE WOODS ' . ( LATERIN POSSESSION OF JOSEPH WELLS ) ' 1695 - BALT N SIDE OF PAT - TAX INHOUSEHOLD OF HUGH JONES 1699 - X TAX 1700 - X TAX 17 - TAX N. SIDE PAT ( ALSO THERE WERE JOSEPH & JOHN 1702- BALT TAX S SIDE PAT 1703 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT 1704 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT 1705 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT 1706 - BALT TAXN SIDE PAT c 1708 MARRIED ANNE 1709 - SON THOMAS BORN ; DAU PATIENCE BORN ;CHILD BORN 1716 - BALT SON JAMES BORN [ ST.PAULS ] 17 - BALT CALLED ' SERVANT ' DEVISED BY JOHN BARRETT ( = m = ALICE ) 1000 LBS TOBACCO ' ASMY EXTRA SHALL THINK FIT TO PAY ' . [ L 14544 ] OTHERHEIR WAS BARRETT'S GRANDSON NICHOLAS CORBIN OF EDWARD . 1720 - BALT DAU PRUDENCE BORN [ ST. PAULS ] 1722 - BALT SON RICHARD BORN [ ST PAUL'S ] 1724 /5 - BALT DAU HONOUR BORN [ ST PAUL'S ] 1725 - BALT PATENT ROGUES RIDGE 100 AC ASSIGNED FROM BENJ MARTIN ON E SIDE GWINSFALLS ON WELLS BRANCH____1726 - BALT PD IN ACCOUNT OF JOHN RITE BY CHARLES & SARAH WELLS 1727 - BALT SON ALEXANDER WAS BORN [ ST PAUL'S ] 17 - BALTDAU ANNE WAS BORN [ ST. PAUL'S ] 1733 - BALT LIVED BETWEEN THE HOPE ( HENRY BUTLER )AND GWINS FALLS WHERE CORNELIUS HOWARD WAS OVERSEER OF THEROADS ____ 1737 - BALT [ SR ] - TAX * BLACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED * ( 2 - SELF & JAMES JR ) * FORMERLY NSIDE PAT * 1738 - BALT [ SR ] PETITION -ALSO THOMAS & JAMES JR . WELL S 1738 - BALT CONCUR IN REQUEST OF JOSEPHUS MURRAY REA ROAD - ALSO 4 GISTS & 3HOWARDS 1741 - BALT SURVEY 50AC JAMES FANCY ; 50 ACWATER OAK LEVEL 174 / 46 - BALT [ SR ] TO EWEN McDONALD OF PG COUNTY ;50 AC WATER OAK LEVEL - WEST SIDE OF FALLS OF PATAPSCO RIVER _ANNE RENOUNCED DOWER 1748 - BALT TO THOMAS WELLS 7 - 0 ; 100 ACROUGES RIDGE ' PLANTER ' SIGNED X WIT ; SAM'L OWINGS , WM TEVIS, 1749 - BALTSURVEY 70 AC WELLS CARE BEGIN AT A STORE NEAR THE RICH BRANCH ? JR. 1753 - BALT PATIENT 700 AC WELLS CARE ENLARGED ?JR. 1754 - BALTRENT ROLL WELLS CARE ENLARGED ? JR. 1754 - BALT TO ULRICK ECKLIAR 200 AC OF WELLS CARE ENLARGED ? JR. 1757 - BALT TOLOVEES FORNER ( LOVELESS FORNEY )182 AC WELLS CARE ENLARGED [BB BG 69 ] ? JR. 1764 - BALT WENT TO LIVE WITH SOX ( SON )ALEXANDER ( ACCOUNT 1771 )1767 - BALT BECAME BLIND ( ACCT 1771 ) 1769 - BALT TAX - WELLS CARE ENLARGED ? JR . 1771 - BALT ADM BY JAMES , RICHARD, & ALEX WELLS ALEX ANDER SERVED ____ APPR BY NICHOLAS ORRICK &THOMAS OWINGS 1771 - BALT ACCOUNT [ ORPH CT BK 7 7 109 ]' BLIND 4 YEARS ' 8 CRN ALIVE& 1DEAD - CHRN OF DECEASED CHILD NAMES &NUMBER UNKNOWN ' ALEX HAD BOARDED HIS FATHER4 YEARS AFT ER HE BECAME BLIND & 3YEARS BEFORE - ASKED NO FOR 1ST TWO YEARSMENTIONS BOND OF RICHARD WELLS NOTE OF JAMES WELLS 1771 - BALT DISTRIBUTION - HEIRS NOT NAMED 8CHRN & CHRN OF ONE MORE DECEASED JAMES FANCY WAS SOLD1749 FRDR COUNTY MARYLAND BY JAMES WELLS OF BALT & WIFE ELIZABETH - 50 AC PART . JAMES FANCY & HICKORY BOTTOM RENT ROLL - FOR JAMES WELLS JR Information comes frominventory. Kay Wells notes: Burried homestead of son Richard Wells. Hughes, Phyllis J. 29 August 1990, Letter. Mrs Hughes indicated that it is not proven that James Wells was born inBaltimore Maryland and that his wife was not Ann Thornborough. That Ann Thornborough actually married another man and that she has records. Apel, John F. SR. 30 August 1990 Letter: Mr Apelindicated the death date as July 1771. Page 12 Records of St. Pauls Parish Vol 1 Mac Mahon, Eleanore S 2 September 1990 Letter: Mrs Mac Mahon in her letter included the following notes:Sources used: The basic data in this report was originally compiled by Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Arnold, members of the Maryland Genealogical Society. James Wells, is placed by the Arnold's as ason of James Wells, Sr. He appear as a taxable in the household of Jno, Thomas in the Baltimore County Tax List of 1692, on the North Side of Patapsco Hundred. His appearance as a taxablemeans he was at least 16, placing his birth date as not later than 1676. In 1694 James Wells is found in the household of Daniel Welch. The Arnolds suggest that he moved because he hadinstituted a law suit against John thomas, claiming that thomas had not taught him to read or write. This borne out by a deed dated 13 April 1695, whereby in return for discharging him toteach James Wells to learn to read or write, Col. John Thomas conveyed to James Wells a tract called Wells Lot, being part of a larger tract called gardeson, and containing 50 acres of land.(Baltimore County Land Records RM # HS, pages 460-461). We know Col. John thomas signed the inventory of James Wells, Sr., but it is unlikely that he would have been obligated to haveJames Wells taught to read and write unless he had married the widow of James Wells, Sr., or had been appointed the guardian of James Wells by the court. James Wells married Ann (*).Research on the Stevenson family has failed to find an Ann who could have married a James Wells, but Mrs. H. C. Montgomery feels that James may have gone to Virginia with his brother fora while and possibly married in Virginia Ann Thornborough. * On 24 March 1717 John Barrett of Baltimore County left one thousand pounds of tobacco to James Wells. (Wills, Liber 14, pages544-545). 20 May 1725 Benjamin Martin assigned him (Wells) a warrant for 100 acres of land called rogue's Ridge. (Patennts P.L. # 6, page 288-289). Charles Ridgely assigned him 50 acres ofland which was patented to James Wells as Water Oak Level (Patents Liber E.I. # 6, page 438). On 27 July 1745 James and Ann Wells sold Water Oak Level to Ewen Mackdonald of PrinceGeorges County, and on 29 August 1748 he and wife Ann sold Togue's Ridge to Thomas Wells. (Baltimore County Land Records T.B. # D., page 276, and T.R. # C., page 48). James Wells died priorto 1 July 1771 when Nicholas Orrick and Thomas Owings filed the inventory. James and Ann Wells were the parents of: Thomas Wells (b. c.1709, d 1804; m. Thomas Wells (b.c.1709, d 1804; m.Elizabeth Howard) daughter, died before 1771; may have married Thomas Levins. Patience Wells, married (---) Maguire. James, born 27 January 1716 (St. Pauls Parish Reg., p 56); m. Honour(---) Prudence, born 16 March 1720 (Ibid.) Richard, born 15 March 1722 (Ibid) Honour, born Oct. 1724 (Ibid) She married first William Holmes, and second Richard Brown. Alexander, born 12 March1727 (St. Pauls, p. 56); m. Leah Owings. Ann, born 17 February 1729 (Ibid) Robert L. Wells: Farmer/Planter Prot/Episc. Rev War (Col) St. Paul's Episcopal Church Register, Baltimore, MD. Vol 1page 28 'The Wells Family Research Bulletin' Nov 1973, May 1974, Aug 1974 'The Ancestors of Winifred David Brown' by Mary Baumgardner, page 20 'The Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin'Aug 1973, page 33-34 'History of Western Maryland' by J. Thomas Scharf, 1882 'Genealogy of the General James Wells Family' by Mary J. Roe 'The Wells Family' by H. H. Arnold 'Wells, Brown,Holmes' by Jane Roe (Published 1892) Recorded in record of St. Paul's Protestand Episcopal Church Baltimore, MD. Volume I, page 56; Records of St. Thomas Parish Church, Baltimore MD; Recordsof St. John's Episcopal Church, Brooke County West Virginia; 'Genealogy of General James Wells and descendants' Miss Mary roe, 1892 (Some errors) Benjamin Martin assigned Wells a warrant for100 acres ofland called 'Rogue's Ridge'. Charles Ridgely assigned Wells50 acres of land which was patented to James Wells as 'Water Oak Level'. SOURCE: Patents P.L. #6 pp. 288-89 James andAnn Wells sold 'Water Oak Level' to Ewen Mackdonald, of Prince George's Co.,Maryland. SOURCE: Baltimore Co. Land Records. T.B. #D, page276. James and wife Ann sold 'Rogue's Ridge' to ThomasWells. SOURCE: Baltimore Co. Land Records. T.R. #C, page48.

      MRS. OFFUTT SAYS: ' YOU THINK JAMES (=m=) ANN WHO WAS PERHAPS A DA
      UGHTER OF EDWARD STEVENSON. DO TELL ME WAHT YOU CAN ABOUT EDWARD STEVENSON. UNLESS SHE WAS A 2ND WIFE, JAMES MUST HAVE BEEN IN BALTIMORE CO. BY 1705-10 TO HAVE MET HER BEFORE HIS SON THOMASWAS BORN.
      THERE WAS NO EDWARD STEVENSON ON THE 1692 TAX, BUT IN 1694 HE IS LISTED UNDER THE PRIMARY NAME ( IN HOUSEHOLD OR PERHAPS A LEASSE
      OF LAND ) WILLIAM WILKINSON ; AS WERE THO BELL ; RICH SAIL ; THOM
      SMALLWOOD ; & EDWARD COTTINGTON NORTH SIDE PATAPSCO.
      IN 1695 EDWARD WAS IN HOUSEHOLD OF JOHN OULTON ( OLDTON ) WHO HAD ' THE GARRISON ' AS WERE ; THOM SMALLWOOD ; GEO CHANEY ; JNO
      ROBERTS ; JNO ROBERTS ; DANIEL RUST ; & 3 SLAVES . IN 1699 EDWARD
      IS MENTIONED IN ACCOUNT OF JOHN WELLS - BY ELINOR .
      EDWARD COTTINGTON WAS MENTIONED 1700 IN INVENTORY OF ELINOR WELLS WIDOW OF JOHN . IN 1692 EDWARD COTTINGTON WAS ON TAX , SOU
      TH SIDE GUNPOWDER AT LAWRENCE RICHARDSON'S ( BROTHER OF THOM
      RICHARDSON WHO WAS PARTNER IN LAND OF JAMES WELLS (d) 1681 . IF
      1695 EDWARD COTTINGTON WAS IN HOUSEHOLD OF JOS STRAWBRIDGE
      WILLIAM WILKINSON ; JOHN WELLS ; JNO HAYES ; & MICHAEL YOUNG 1692 / 4 WIT WILL OF JOHN HARDIN ( ARDEN ) WITH WHOM JAS STRAWBRIDGE WAS LIVING. IN 1692 WILKINSON HAD IN HISHOUSEHOLD
      CHRIS BUMBRIDGE ETC ARE NORTH NECK VIRGINIA NAMES AND I THINK
      PART OF A LARGE GROUP OF VIRGINIANS LIVING NORTH SIDE PAPAPSCO.

      ON TAX NORTH SIDE PAPAPSCO :

      JAMES WELLS 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD OF JOHN ; THOMAS ; WITH JOHN GAY ; WM DEMOTT ; & 1 SLAVE . 1694 IN HOUSEHOLD OF DANIEL WELCH WITH HENRY KING 1695 IN HOUSEHOLD OF HUGHJONES.

      JOHN WELLS 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD OF MICHAEL YOUNG 1694 JOS STRAWBRIDGE 1695 JOHN ROWSE .

      JOSEPH 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD OF WIDOW LONG WITH 5 OTHERS 1694 MRS. JANE LONG WITH JOHN WILKINSON 1695 NICHOLAS FITZSYMMONS .

      STEPHEN 1692 IN HOUSEHOLD ROBERT PARKER 1694 JOHN ROWSE 1695 JAS TODD .

      JUST RECEIVED A PILE OF DATA FROM GENERAL LANE WHICH SEEMS TO
      ALMOST PROVE JOHN , JOSEPH , & JAMES WERE SONS OF THE EARLIST
      JAMES. HE NOW PROPOSES THAT THE SON OF JAMES ( b ) 1696 IS
      IDENTICAL WITH JAMES (=m=) ANN . IF ANN WAS A STEVENSON , I AM INC
      LINED TO AGREE FOR IT FITS SO WELL.

      IT MAKES JAMES DIED 1771 SO AGED (abt) 95 BUT HIS 4 SONS DIED
      AGE 95, 88, 86, 86, SO A LONGED LIVED FAMILY. GENERAL LANE SAYS HIS MOTHER IS NOW 96 , ALSO LONG LIVED.

      I KNOW TRADITION SAYS YOUR JAMES WAS AN IMMIGRANT BUT WITH A
      FATHER OF THE SAME NAME, AND NO EVIDENCE HE WAS AN IMMIGRANT - GENERAL LANES THEORY SEEMS CLOSE ENOUGH .

      FLO MONTGOMERY


      James = m = Ann ------------------- BROTHER OF -----
      | |
      _______________________________ |
      | | |
      Thomas Alexander John m m m
      Elizabeth Howard Leah Owings Margaret MacLane
      | | |
      ____ ____ ___
      | | | |
      Francis James Bezaleel Charles
      1747 m m
      | | Sarah
      Francis Rebecca Arnold Risteau ------------------------
      m Benjamin Charles
      | m m
      Sarah Temp Sarah
      Griffith Butler Dorsey
      |
      ----------------------------------- | |
      Charles Dorsey Francis
      | 1760 -5
      Francis of
      1790-5 Chilescothe
      of |
      Harrison Co. ? ? 1779
      of
      of Wash .
      Co .

      JAMES 2nd ( b ) c 1675 :

      16 FATHER JAMES DIED

      1692 [ WILLS ] N. SIDE PAT - TAX IN HOUSEHOLD OF JNO THO
      MAS - WITH WM DEMOTT ; JOHN GAY ; & ROGER THE SLAVE

      1694 - BALT N. SIDE PAT IN HOUSEHOLD OF DAVID WELSH WITH HE NRY KING

      1694 - BALT SUIT VS JOHN THOMAS & AGREEMENT

      1695 - BALT FROM JOHN THOMAS - FOR RELEASE OF OBLIGATION TO TEACH HIM TO READ WHICH HE OWNS TO STAND OBL
      IGED TO DO.
      WELLS LOT 50 AC PART OF GARDISON ( GARRISON )
      WIT JNO LOVELL ( LOVETT ) , FRA ROBINSON , DANIEL PALMER ' BETWEEN PATAPSCO RIVER & HEAD OF BLA
      CK RIVER IN THE WOODS ' . ( LATER IN POSSESSION
      OF JOSEPH WELLS ) '

      1695 - BALT N SIDE OF PAT - TAX IN HOUSEHOLD OF HUGH JONES

      1699 - X TAX

      1700 - X TAX

      17 - TAX N. SIDE PAT ( ALSO THERE WERE JOSEPH & JO
      HN

      1702 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT

      1703 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT

      1704 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT

      1705 - BALT TAX S SIDE PAT

      1706 - BALT TAX N SIDE PAT

      c 1708 MARRIED ANNE

      1709 - SON THOMAS BORN ; DAU PATIENCE BORN ; CHILD
      BORN

      1716 - BALT SON JAMES BORN [ ST. PAULS ]

      17 - BALT CALLED ' SERVANT ' DEVISED BY JOHN BARRETT ( =
      m = ALICE ) 1000 LBS TOBACCO ' AS MY EXTRA SHA
      LL THINK FIT TO PAY ' . [ L 14 544 ] OTHER HEIR
      WAS BARRETT'S GRANDSON NICHOLAS CORBIN OF
      EDWARD .

      1720 - BALT DAU PRUDENCE BORN [ ST. PAULS ]

      1722 - BALT SON RICHARD BORN [ ST PAUL'S ]

      1724 / 5 - BALT DAU HONOUR BORN [ ST PAUL'S ]

      1725 - BALT PATENT ROGUES RIDGE 100 AC ASSIGNED FROM
      BENJ MARTIN ON E SIDE GWINS FALLS ON WELLS
      BRANCH____

      1726 - BALT PD IN ACCOUNT OF JOHN RITE BY CHARLES &
      SARAH WELLS

      1727 - BALT SON ALEXANDER WAS BORN [ ST PAUL'S ]

      17 - BALT DAU ANNE WAS BORN [ ST. PAUL'S ]

      1733 - BALT LIVED BETWEEN THE HOPE ( HENRY BUTLER ) AND
      GWINS FALLS WHERE CORNELIUS HOWARD WAS
      OVERSEER OF THE ROADS ____

      1737 - BALT [ SR ] - TAX * BLACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED * ( 2 -
      SELF & JAMES JR ) * FORMERLY N SIDE PAT *

      1738 - BALT [ SR ] PETITION - ALSO THOMAS & JAMES JR . WELL
      S

      1738 - BALT CONCUR IN REQUEST OF JOSEPHUS MURRAY RE A
      ROAD - ALSO 4 GISTS & 3 HOWARDS

      1741 - BALT SURVEY 50 AC JAMES FANCY ; 50 AC WATER OAK
      LEVEL

      174 / 46 - BALT [ SR ] TO EWEN McDONALD OF PG COUNTY ; 50 AC
      WATER OAK LEVEL - WEST SIDE OF FALLS OF PAT
      APSCO RIVER _

      ANNE RENOUNCED DOWER

      1748 - BALT TO THOMAS WELLS 7 - 0 ; 100 AC ROUGES RIDGE
      ' PLANTER ' SIGNED X
      WIT ; SAM'L OWINGS , WM TEVIS ,

      1749 - BALT SURVEY 70 AC WELLS CARE BEGIN AT A STORE
      NEAR THE RICH BRANCH ? JR.

      1753 - BALT PATIENT 700 AC WELLS CARE ENLARGED ? JR.

      1754 - BALT RENT ROLL WELLS CARE ENLARGED ? JR.

      1754 - BALT TO ULRICK ECKLIAR 200 AC OF WELLS CARE
      ENLARGED ? JR.

      1757 - BALT TO LOVEES FORNER ( LOVELESS FORNEY ) 182
      AC WELLS CARE ENLARGED [ BB BG 69 ] ? JR.

      1764 - BALT WENT TO LIVE WITH SOX ( SON ) ALEXANDER
      ( ACCOUNT 1771 )

      1767 - BALT BECAME BLIND ( ACCT 1771 )

      1769 - BALT TAX - WELLS CARE ENLARGED ? JR .

      1771 - BALT ADM BY JAMES , RICHARD , & ALEX WELLS
      ALEX ANDER SERVED ____
      APPR BY NICHOLAS ORRICK & THOMAS OWINGS

      1771 - BALT ACCOUNT [ ORPH CT BK 7 7 109 ] ' BLIND 4
      YEARS ' 8 CRN ALIVE & 1 DEAD - CHRN OF
      DECEASED CHILD NAMES & NUMBER UNKNOWN '
      ALEX HAD BOARDED HIS FATHER 4 YEARS AFT
      ER HE BECAME BLIND & 3 YEARS BEFORE -
      ASKED NO FOR 1ST TWO YEARS
      MENTIONS BOND OF RICHARD WELLS
      NOTE OF JAMES WELLS

      1771 - BALT DISTRIBUTION - HEIRS NOT NAMED 8 CHRN &
      CHRN OF ONE MORE DECEASED

      JAMES FANCY WAS SOLD 1749 FRDR COUNTY MARYLAND BY JAMES
      WELLS OF BALT & WIFE ELIZABETH - 50 AC PART .

      JAMES FANCY & HICKORY BOTTOM RENT ROLL - FOR JAMES WELLS JR

      Alt Birth: Abt 1676 Prince Georges,Queen Anne Parsh, , , Maryland


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