Rakes and Wells Family History

Alexander Wells

Male - Deceased


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  • Name Alexander Wells 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1568 
    FamilySearch ID L7FG-6VX 
    _UID 5C199999AFD94276B987FF54A6B1F07F40BC 
    Died Deceased 
    Person ID I1562  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2015 

    Father Richard Wells,   b. Abt 1752, Frederick County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Apr 1814, Madison County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Honour Holmes,   b. 14 Apr 1755,   d. Bef 1780  (Age < 24 years) 
    Married 1775  Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Chilcoat,   d. Deceased 
    Married 12 Aug 1799  Madison County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the standard index for Kentucky marriages (Kentucky Marriages), this record is erroneously transcribed as 'Alexander Wills and Nanny/Nancy Chilcoat.' Go figure. Nanny or Nancy were commonnicknames for Anne. Anne Chilcoat was the daughter of John Chilcoat, Rev. War Soldier. She & Alexander Wells died shortly after their daughter, Susan Wells Roberts, was born. Susan was rearedby her grandfather, John Chilcoat.
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert L. Wells: Gives death date as pre 1814 Resent-Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 10:58:00 -0800 (PST) Delivered-To: fixup-LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com@fixme X-Sender: orwells@pop.sttl.uswest.netX-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Pro Version 4.1 Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 10:58:40 -0800 Old-To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com From: 'Orin R. Wells' Subject: Re:[LittleWells] Alexander Wells and Anne Chilcoat To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Resent-From: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Reply-To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com X-Mailing-List: archive/latest/1018 X-Loop: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Resent-Sender: LittleWells-L-request@rootsweb.com At 12:48 PM 11/25/99 -0500, Dianne wrote: >Could this bethe Alexander Wells that married Anne Chilcoat? I'm probably >just grasping at straws, but the dates and state are correct. I'll look >further. The county is wrong, but probably within therelm of possibility. The problem is that there were most likely several Alexander Wells in Kentucky about this time. I wish I had more on this Alexander. On second thought, the one in Scottcan't be right. The Alexander from the bible record who married Anne Chilcoat died shortly after 1802 so he would not have been around for this transaction. Orin R. Wells Wells FamilyResearch Association P. O. Box 5427 Kent, Washington 98064-5427 http://www.rootsweb.com/~wellsfam/wfrahome.html Subscribe to the 'Wells-L' list on RootsWeb ====LittleWells Mailing List ==== Check the Wells Family Research Website at http:/www.rootsweb.com/~wellsfam/wfrahome.html Resent-Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 09:49:25 -0800 (PST) From: DiHudd@aol.comDate: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 12:48:54 EST Subject: Re: [LittleWells] Alexander Wells and Anne Chilcoat Old-To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com X-Mailer: Windows AOL sub 45 To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.comResent-From: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Reply-To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com X-Mailing-List: archive/latest/1017 X-Loop: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Resent-Sender:LittleWells-L-request@rootsweb.com Could this be the Alexander Wells that married Anne Chilcoat? I'm probably just grasping at straws, but the dates and state are correct. I'll look further.Dianne 1. John1 Wells was born Abt. 1780 in SC, and died in Calloway Co.?, KY. He married Mary M. Wilhite. She was born in KY. Notes for John Wells: From: Sandi Williams To: Ed Wells Subject: Land Deed Date: Friday, August 14, 1998 12:21 AM This indenture made the March 8, 1841 between Mary Wells, Claiborn Wells, Glover Wells, MargaretRatteree, Vicy Wells, Alex. Wells, Sally Taylor, Nancy Wells, Wm. Wells & Gipson Wells legatees of James H. Wells ? of the one part and Sally Taylor of the other part all of the county ofCalloway and state of Kentucky witnesseth that the said legatees for and in consideration of the sum of Two fifty dollars in hand paid ? ? whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath grantedbargained and ? and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Sally Taylor her heirs and assigns all that tract of land lying and being in the south west quarterof section twenty three Township thru Range five east in the district of lands west of the Tennessee River being the north half of said quarter of section containing 80 acres be it more orless. Together will all and singular the appertinances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed with the appertainances unto the said SallyTaylor her heirs and assigns forever and the said legatees for themselves their heirs executors and Administrators the aforesaid tract of land and appurtances unto the said Sally Taylor herheirs and assigns against the claim or claims of themselves their heirs or assigns by virtue of these presents in witness ? the said legatees above mentioned have hereunto set their handsand seals the day and date ? written. Attest by Nancy Nowlin Sarah Hendirn? I Edmund McCurd clerk of the county court for the county aforesaid ? that this deed from Mary Wells,Clabourn Wells, Glover Wells, Margaret ? Vicy Wells, Alex. Wells, Nancy Wells, Wm. Wells and Gipson Wells, Sally Taylor was this day produced to me in my office and proven by the ? of thesubscribing witnesses ? to be the ? and ? hands & seals of the said ? ? Wells, Clabourn Wells, James Ratteree, Vicy Wells, Alex. Wells, Wm. ? , Gipson Wells and Nancy Wellsfor the purposes ther in contained ? In Testimony of which the same together with the foregoing certificate ? truly recorded in my office given under my hand this 20th day of October 1841.Tried to use the spelling and punctuation of the original document. Transcribed 8-13-98 by Sandi Williams sandi@madnet.net Fax (209)662-1173 As you probably have heard from Sandi or Billie, Ido not think that James H. Wells was the father of Glover and Claiborn. I believe their father's mame was John. Here is my evidence. Death Record of Claiborn Wells Wells, Claiborn, died 21Feb. 1856, age 46. Born Georgetown, Ky, son of John and Mary Wells. I have a xerox of the actual record and the word 'Georgetown' is not clear. It definitely starts with 'G' and ends with'town', and I have not been able to find another Kentucky town in 1811 that fits. I have searched the census and tax lists for Georgetown (Scott County) and found two John Wells. Only one waslisted in 1811 tax list, when Claiborn was born, but he does not fit the Will. His children are too old. Another John Wells first appears on the tax list of 1816 and continues to appear until1822. In 1823 a John Wells appears on the Calloway Co. tax list. The last year he appeared there was 1826, and in 1827 a Mary Wells appears for the first time. Why Claiborn Wells's record sayshe was born in Georgetown in 1811, but John Wells doesn't appear until 1816, is a puzzle. Since Claiborn would have been five in 1816, maybe he only remembered Georgetown. I am also on thetrail of some more information that might settle the matter. As you know, Glover Wells obtained a land grant for the Southeast Quarter Section of Section 34 Township 3 Range 5. However, thebook 'Kentucky Land Grants' indicates that that quarter section went to a John Wells. I suspect that John Wells made the original request but died before it was granted. It went to Gloverinstead. Claiborn Wells was granted a nearby quarter section on the same day. I am going to write to the State of Kentucky and obtain all the documents in the folder for Glover's land grant.I hope that the records will confirm the relationship between John and Glover. Who then is James H. Wells. I believe that he is the brother of Glover and Claiborn. If he died withoutmarrying and with no will, his property would go to his siblings. A James Wells first appears on the Calloway Co. tax list in 1836, although Glover and Claiborn had been there since theyturned 21 in 1831. James Wells then disappears from the list before 1840 (there is no list for 1839). The land that was inherited by the Wells siblings was bought in 1836 by James B(?) Wellsfor $40. ==== LittleWells Mailing List ==== Check the Wells Family Research Website at http:/www.rootsweb.com/~wellsfam/wfrahome.html Resent-Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 20:12:30 -0800 (PST)Delivered-To: fixup-LittleWells-L@rootsweb.compop.sttl.uswest.net X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Pro Version 4.1 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 20:11:18 -0800 Old-To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.comFrom: 'Orin R. Wells' Subject: [LittleWells] Alexander Wells and Anne Chilcoat To: LittleWells-Lrootsweb.com Reply-To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com X-Mailing-List: archive/latest/1016 X-Loop: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Resent-Sender: LittleWells-L-request@rootsweb.com Anyone recognize this pair? Bond is dated 12th Aug 1799signed by Alexander Wells and John Chilcoat (father of the bride, Anne Chilcoat) in Madison County, Kentucky. They both died shortly after their daughter Susan was born on 10 Sep 1802. SusanWells was raised by her grandfather and married Matthew Roberts 14 Apr 1819 in Lawrence Co., Alabama. The marrige between Alexander Wells and Anne Chilcoat is incorrectly reported in theKentucky marriages as Alexander Wills and Nanny/Nancy Chilcoat. The name Alexander and location would hint strongly that he was a 'Little Wells'. Orin R. Wells Wells Family ResearchAssociation P. O. Box 5427 Kent, Washington 98064-5427 http://www.rootsweb.com/~wellsfam/wfrahome.html Subscribe to the 'Wells-L' list on RootsWeb ==== LittleWellsMailing List ==== Check the Wells Family Research Website at http:/www.rootsweb.com/~wellsfam/wfrahome.html Resent-Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 21:33:13 -0800 (PST) Reply-To: 'Lane Beougher' From: 'Lane Beougher' Old-To: Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 00:34:05 -0500 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: MicrosoftOutlook Express 5.00.2314.1300 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.00.2314.1300 Subject: [LittleWells] Mary Josephine Roe (1850-1928) To: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Resent-From:LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com X-Mailing-List: archive/latest/1015 X-Loop: LittleWells-L@rootsweb.com Resent-Sender: LittleWells-L-request@rootsweb.com Hi cousins andfriends, I've been relying on Mary J. Roe's 'Genealogy of General James Wells and Descendants' (as titled in the Library of Congress) published in 1892 for about a year now. It has been awonderful guide to the heart of this family. I finally got curious enough about the author to investigate a bit. Those of you that have a copy of the book know that she was the daughter ofThomas Roe and Cynthia Ann Tallman. Cynthia was the daughter of Samuel Tallman and Sarah Wells. Sarah (2nd of her name) was the daughter of General James Wells and Rachel Brown. James was theson of Richard Wells Sr. and Nancy Brown; and Rachel was the daughter of Col. Richard Brown and Honor Wells (Holmes). And most of you can connect from there, I'm sure. Mary Roe was my 2ndcousin 4 times removed. So, I looked her up on the Ohio Historical Society's online death certificate index at http://dbs.ohiohistory.org/dindex/search.cfm which is a truly useful tool. Anyonewho died in Ohio between 1913 and 1937 should be available. OHS has the certificates on microfilm from December 1908 (when Ohio began statewide vital records) to 1945. Birth certs and deathsafter 1945 remain at the State Health Department. I went to OHS and printed out the cert Friday at lunch. Mary J. Roe was born 14 June 1850 in Ohio to Thomas Roe and Cynthia Tallman, both bornin Ohio. She died on 2 May 1928 in Urban Home, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. The cause of death was senile dementia with arterio sclerosis contributing. She was buried at GreenwoodCemetery on 4 May 1928. This is where her parents are buried as well. She was a resident of Gilbert, Ohio. The informant was E. L. Roe of Gilbert, Ohio. Her book lists him as her brother,Edwin Letz Roe, m. Louisanna White 1889; Gilbert, O. Louisanna White was the daughter of Cynthia Anna Tallman and Levi White. This Cynthia was Mary and Edwin's mother's neice. So here'sanother case of that well known family tradition. The cert lists her occupation as retired, other particulars are Female, White and Single (sounds like a movie). Does anyone know what she wasretired from? By the way, Gilbert, Ohio shows up on the Expedia Maps site just north of Zanesville, halfway to Dresden, (well known to those of you involved in basketmania, like RichardLeonard's wife) on the east bank of the Muskingum River. Since my wife is from Zanesville and my parents live just south in Blue Rock, I'll try locate her and her parent's tombstones and seeif there's anything of interest there. I want to know what ever happened to the General's epaulet and other items she claimed to have. Might be useful to check out the Muskingum CountyGenealogical Society. Anyway, I thought this might be of interest to the list. Mary is responsible for a great deal of the information and some misinformation on my branch of the Wells andBrown families. We owe her a great debt. I've compiled an index of the book that I passed on to Orin a while back. I'm working on a few corrections and then I'll probably post it on my site.It's proven very useful to locate people in the book. I also have a few additions to the list of corrections Orin posted a while ago. I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving. Enjoy everyprecious minute with your families. As this pursuit teaches us all too well, life is much too short. Thanks, Lane J. Beougher ==== LittleWells Mailing List ==== This list is a communicationsmedia for the on-going project to fully document the 'Little Wells' family as descended from James Wells b: Cir 1640 of Baltimore Maryland.



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