Rakes and Wells Family History

William Wells

Male 1891 - 1976  (84 years)


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  • Name William Wells 
    Born 25 Jan 1891  Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 8 Jun 1900  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Role: Son
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Role: Son
    Residence Abt 1913  Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    LDS-Ordination 24 Dec 1916  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordained a Priest by R. H. Rawsom 
    Military 5 Jun 1917  Preston, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    LDS-Ordination 6 Jun 1917  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Ordained a Elder by A. J. Smedley 
    Census 5 Jan 1920  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Abt 1921  Stepstone, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 2 Apr 1930  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census Taker for the 1930 census 
    Residence Abt 1933  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence Abt 1937  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence Abt 1938  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Property 16 Feb 1938  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Deed 
    Residence Abt 1939  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence Abt 1940  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census 2 Apr 1940  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence Abt 1945  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    LDS-Calling 27 Mar 1947 
    District President Kentucky East District 
    Biography 6 Jan 1949  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Residence 1950  Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Address:
    124 Magnolia Avenue 
    LDS-Calling 1958 
    Released as President of the Kentucky East District 
    Residence 1960  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1514 Oak Hill Drive 
    Residence 1970  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Address:
    117 Withers Avenue 
    LDS-Ordination 5 Nov 1972  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    High Priest 
    Died 16 Jan 1976  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Address:
    117 Withers Avenue 
    Buried 19 Jan 1976  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Address:
    Lexington Cemetery 
    LDS-Misc 21 Feb 1987  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Newsletter 
    Address:
    Lexington Branch 
    Reference Number W14 
    FamilySearch ID KW88-DT6 
    _UID 04B187652E554B7B960B5DEEAF860C5F76C8 
    Person ID I14  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 

    Father Thomas Wells,   b. 19 Aug 1844, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1915, Preston, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Robinson,   b. 14 Feb 1850, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1933, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1887  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mollie Ginter,   b. 30 Nov 1894, Adon, Carter County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1979, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1913  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Children 
     1. Clarence Gudgell Wells,   b. 23 Jul 1914, Preston, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 2002, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Willard Boyce Wells,   b. 30 Jul 1917, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2004, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Dorothy Wells,   b. 27 Jul 1920, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1946, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. Catherine Wells,   b. 20 Oct 1922, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 2016, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. James Walter Wells,   b. 13 Jan 1927, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 2013, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S562] LDS: Kentucky District to Early 1921, Page Number 142-143, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).

    2. [S521] KY: Bath County, 1900 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Magistrate District 5, Enumeration District 7, Sheet 7, Page Number 133A, Lines 7-14, Household Number 127, Household of Thomas Wills, (posted to db on 31 October 2012).
      Wills, Thomas; head; W; M; Aug 1845; age 54; married 11 years; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wills, Mary; wife; W; F; Feb 1857; age 49; married 11 years; 10 children 7 living; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wills, Fannie; daughter; W; F; Apr 1881; age 19; single; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wills, Kimbrough; son; W; M; Apr 1882; age 18; single; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wills, Alexander; son; W; M; Sept 1888; age 11; single; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wills, William; son; W; M; Jan 1891; age 9; single; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Alexander; border; W; M; Feb 1872; age 28; single; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, John; border; W; M; Apr 1862; age 38; widows; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky

    3. [S553] KY: Bath County, 1910 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Magistrate District 5, Enumeration District 9, Sheet 4A, Lines 28-35, Household Number 5, Household of Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 31 October 2012).
      Wells, Thomas; head; M; W; 65; M; 22; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Mary; wife; F; W; 58; M; 22; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Elick; son; M; W; 21; S; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, William; son; M; W; 19; S; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Burl; grandchild; M; W; 11; S; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Eddie; grandchild; F; W; 7; S; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Elizabeth; daughter of; F; Wd; 32; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky
      Wells, Effie; co and daughter of; W; 13: S; POB Kentucky; FPOB Kentucky; MPOB Kentucky

    4. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William had a 20 acre farm where he lived and where the older children were born. The gate to the farm is off of Route 36 N3806447 W08343588 and the house is located at N3806313 W08343530.

      [This would be the birthplace of Clarence Gudgell Wells.]

    5. [S563] USA: U.S. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (J/P), Kentucky, Bath County, Draft Card W, Image 56, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 31 January 2013).
      Name: William Wells, County: Bath, State: Kentucky, Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America, Birth Date: 25 Jan 1891, Race: Caucasian (White), FHL Roll Number: 1643936, Draft Board: 0

    6. [S562] LDS: Kentucky District to Early 1921, Page Number 142-143, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints He was baptized by Lawrence Thomas. Kentucky District of the Southern States Mission.

    7. [S462] KY: Bath County, 1920 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Magistrate District 5, Enumeration District 9, Sheet 3A, Lines 25-29, Household of Willie Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Willie Wells, Relationship head, Sex M, Race W, Age 28, Martial status M, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Mollie Wells, Relationship wife, Sex F, Race W, Age 26, Martial status M, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Gudgell Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 5, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Willard Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 2, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Burl Wells, Relationship nephew, Sex M, Race W, Age 21, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky

    8. [S562] LDS: Kentucky District to Early 1921, Page Number 142-143, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints He was baptized by Lawrence Thomas. Kentucky District of the Southern States Mission.
      In the church record it indicates that William and his family were living at Stepstone, Bath County, Kentucky at the time the record was made.

    9. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 7 December 2012).
      Gudgell and his parents moved here when he was about 9 years old. His dad purchased this place by trading his old farm plus $600. He traded with John Morgan Ginter his father in law.

    10. [S518] KY: Bath County, 1930 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Owingsville, Enumeration District 6, Sheet 1-A, Lines 1-7, Household Number 1, Household of William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William Wells, Relationship head, Sex M, Race W, Age 39, Martial status M, Age at first marriage 22 years, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Mollie Wells, Relationship wife H, Sex F, Race W, Age 35, Martial status M, Age at first marriage 18 years, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Gudgell Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 15, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Willard Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 12, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Dorotha Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 9, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Katherine Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 7, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      James Wells W, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 3, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      William Wells was the census taker for this. He indicated he did not get much pay for doing the work. In looking at the census his hand writing was excellent and easy to read.

    11. [S518] KY: Bath County, 1930 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Owingsville, Enumeration District 6, Sheet 1-A, Lines 1-7, Household Number 1, Household of William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William Wells was listed as the census taker for this 1930 Bath County Census. He indicated he did not get much pay for doing the work. In looking at the census his hand writing was excellent and easy to read.

    12. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Bell Place Hawkins Cummins Road This is the first house William Wells and his family lived in when they moved from Bath County. Take the Paris bypass and then the Hawkins Cummins Road is off of this road and goes to the Russell Cave Road in Fayette County. In the church records early to 1936 shows a address for William as RFD 5 Paris Kentucky. He may have just moved here as it also shows an address of Olympia.

    13. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Bell Place Russell Cave Road This is the second house William Wells and his family lived in when they moved from Bath County. This is on the same farm as the first house but about 3 miles from the first. This house is a brick house.

    14. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Clark Place 4582 Todds Road The house for this is way back off of the road and I did not see it.

    15. [S556] KY: Kentucky Deeds (Deeds), (Date posted to database 6 Oct 2015); (Digital Image: Wells, William to Andy Copher.jpg).
      Property deed where William Wells sold property to Andy Copher, Sr

    16. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Miller Ward Place Jackstown Road Take US 68 out of Paris to Jackstown Road. This is the home Clarence Gudgell Wells was living in when he married Suda Grace Hatton. There use to be a Cedar Tree in the front yard. This tree is the one Gudgell's 1934 Chevrolet hit when it rolled down the hill.

    17. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Morris Place Delong Road William Wells and his family lived here when Willard went to AZ. When he came back they were at the Miller Ward Place.

    18. [S482] KY: Fayette County, 1940 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Magistrate District 4, Enumeration District 34-56, Sheet Number 1A, Lines 17-22, Street name Delong Road, Household Number 6, Owned/Rented R, Home value 12, Farm Y, Household of William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William Wells, Relationship head, Sex M, Race W, Age 49, Marital status M, POB Kentucky, Occupation Farm Owner
      Millie Wells, Relationship wife, Sex F, Race W, Age 46, Marital status M, POB Kentucky
      Dorothy Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 19, Marital status S, POB Kentucky
      Catherine Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 17, Marital status S, POB Kentucky
      James Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 13, Marital status S, POB Kentucky
      Wanda Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 8, Marital status S, POB Kentucky
      The index for this shows James as Tames.

    19. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Bacon Place This is where William and his family lived just prior to moving to Winchester and buying the grocery store. William milked cows and farmed. He also had a fruit orchard. In the back of the house was a one room cabin. There was a large pond that had fish and would freeze in the winter.

      A story found by C. Wells
      Daisy ( I don't know her last name) but she used to live close to us when we lived on Athens Boonsboro Road and Lucille introduced her to me. As we were talking she told me a very interesting story about Papaw Wells. She said there was a family with children who lived in Owingsville who didn't have much and didn't have any milk. She said Mr. Wells loaded one of his cows on his truck and took them to the family in Owingsville. She said her family thought that was a VERY NICE thing to do. I'd never heard that story from anybody. I too think that was a VERY NICE thing Papaw did for someone else. (Daisy is the mother of Terrie Hockingsmith and we were at her husband's funeral when she told this story to Carolyn.)

    20. [S564] KY: Bath County, Outlook Newspaper, Article Title Conference at Morman Chapel, Published 6 January 1949, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Conference at Morman Chapel A conference will be held at the Morman Chapel at 10 a.m. January 9. Special representatives to this meeting will be President. Thomas W. Richards, his wife and staff. Also in attendance will be President. William Wells (W14) of Kentucky East District and the Branch Presidents within this district. A second session of this meeting will be held in Winchester in the evening. The time of this later meeting will be announced Sunday morning. Everyone invited to both of these open, free-meetings.

    21. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William purchased a store and house combination. He purchased the store from James Albert Ginter a brother to Mollie.

    22. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William was living here when he passed away.

    23. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Ordination, Issued by Lexington Kentucky Stake, Year Issued 1972, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_096); (Paper Copy: A028).
      This Certifies, that William Wells was ordained a High Priest in the Melchizedek Priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 November 1972, by Roger Wayne Wells who holds the office of High Priest.

    24. [S526] KY: Kentucky Death Index, Issued by Fayette County, Year Issued 1976, Certificate Number 464, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 16 February 2013).
      Name: William Wells, Death Date: 16 Jan 1976, Death Place: Fayette, Age: 84, Residence: Fayette, Volume: 1, Certificate: 464

    25. [S528] KY: Kentucky Death Certificate, Issued by: Fayette County, Year Issued: 1976, Certificate Number: 464, Person(s) of Interest: William Wells, (posted to db on 26 July 2013); (Digital Image: V002_089).

    26. [S626] KY: Fayette County, Lexington Cemetery (CS), Section/Location Section 31, Lot 305, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 25 February 2013).

    27. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Document Type Newsletter Article, Issued by Lexington Branch, Year Issued 1987, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, posted to db on 18 April 2014); (Digital Image: V002_090); (Paper Copy: B001).
      Supplied by Catherine Wells. Staff: Editor Glenna Shrout, Reporter - Carolyn Wells, Barbara Mason, and Margaret Mason. Spotlight on a member:

    28. [S510] KY: Bath County, Marriage Index 1879/1889, V5 (VR), Page Number 195, Person of Interest Thomas Wells and Mrs. Mary Thomas, (posted to db on 31 October 2012).
      Thomas Wells married Mrs. Mary Thomas 12 Dec 1887

    29. [S509] KY: Bath County, Marriage Index 1867/1878, V4 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1871, Certificate Number (Volume 4, Page 137), Person(s) of Interest Thomas Wells and Nancy Robinson, (posted to db on 9 March 2013).
      Bath Co Marriage returns VOL # 4 Page 137.

      Shows marriage of Thomas Wells to Mrs. Mary Thomas at Mary Thomas home and witness as John D. Reffitt and Benjamin Wells. Page 20.

      Wm Wells & Alex Wells. Witness. By Wm Rogers ME CHURCH. Home of Wm Thomas. FHL 547546

      Needs Work as this appears to be marriage to Mary?

    30. [S506] KY: Bath County, Marriages Returns 1811/1953 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1913, Certificate Number book 7 page 171, Person(s) of Interest William Wells and Mollie Ginter, (posted to db on 19 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_087).
      STATE OF KENTUCKY, Bath County
      It is hereby certified, that under and by virtue of the within License, I did, on the 8 day of October 1913, at My Home in said county, celebrate the rites of, Matrimony between the within named William Wells and Mollie Ginter and that William Thomas & Lizzie Crouch were present and witnessed the celebration. Given under my hand, this 8 day of Oct. 1913. Minister F. W. Crouch



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