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Benjamin Wells[1]

Male Cal 1774 - Cal 1825  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wells 
    Born CALC 1774  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Milit-Beg 20 Sep 1793  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Milit-End 14 Nov 1793 
    Fort Washington 
    Tax Records 1796  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court 1798  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Case # 1980 
    Tax Records 1799  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Records 1800  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Military 1 Apr 1800  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Enlistment 
    Court 1804  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Case # 3769 
    Tax Records 1808  Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Tax Records 1809  Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 6 Aug 1810  Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Tax Records 1811  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Tax Records 1812  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Military 15 Aug 1812  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Tax Records 1813  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tax Records 1814  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tax Records 1815  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tax Records 1819  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tax Records 1820  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Tax Records 1821  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tax Records 1822  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Tax Records 1823  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Court Mar 1823  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family Tradition Edmund brother to Benjamin  [16
    • Role:
    Tax Records 1824  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family Tradition 1825  [18
    Father of Richard 
    • Role: Father
    Reference Number W4236 
    FamilySearch ID L84B-B9F 
    Universal ID EEAED305D2E341B58EB561567868F2A99459 
    Died CALC 1825  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20
    Person ID I4224  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 

    Father Benjamin Wells, [Not Proven],   b. 1739, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1795, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years) 
    Mother Dorthy McDaniel, [Not Proven],   b. Est 1740, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1800, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 1760  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Waddle,   b. CALC 1778, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1795  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bond 30 Apr 1795  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Wells,   b. CALC 1796, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1836, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. Joseph Wells,   b. CALC 1797, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 Jul 1850, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     3. James Wells,   b. CALC 1801, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Aug 1870, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Edmund Wells,   b. 22 Mar 1802, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1879, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years)
     5. Richard Wells, [Un-Proven],   b. Abt 1804, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1870, Menifee County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Benjamin F. Wells,   b. 4 May 1805, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1879, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Thomas Wells,   b. 25 Sep 1807, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1888, Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. John Whisman Wells,   b. 14 Sep 1811, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1872, Menifee County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. Alexander Pete Wells,   b. 22 Sep 1814, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1896, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 1774 - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Beg - 20 Sep 1793 - Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1795 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Bond - 30 Apr 1795 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1796 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Case # 1980 - 1798 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1799 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1800 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlistment - 1 Apr 1800 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Case # 3769 - 1804 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1808 - Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1809 - Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Aug 1810 - Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1811 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1812 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 15 Aug 1812 - Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1813 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1814 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1815 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1819 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1820 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Aug 1820 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1821 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1822 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1823 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Mar 1823 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - 1824 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - CALC 1825 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S934] AA: Conclusion - Name/Relationship, (Date posted to database 17 Nov 2015).
      Benjamin Wells and Susannah Waddle are connected together as a couple using the marriage bond as a source. Although the bond is not actual proof that the marriage actually took place it is the best I have at this time. Maybe in the future a marriage license or marriage return can be found.

      The children are linked together using the obituary of Alexander Wells. This obit list all of his brothers and one sister. Many researchers have also added a Richard Wells to the family but at this time I have not been convinced that he is a brother or child of Benjamin and Susannah.

      The children are linked to Benjamin and Susannah using some events that are not as strong as they should be.

      The 1810 census of Benjamin Wells has the correct number of children in the right age brackets.

      The 1820 census of Benjamin Wells has the correct number of children in the right age brackets..

      The tax records show Benjamin paying taxes in 1824 followed by Susannah paying taxes in 1825 on the same 50 acres of property. Then in 1827 Edmund is shown paying taxes on this same 50 acres.

      It appears that Susannah is counted in the 1830 census with the Edmund Wells family.

      Many of the dates used are calculated based on other events such as census.

      Much research is still needed on this family but currently this is the best conclusion that can be drawn until additional information can be found.

    2. [S769] AA: Calculation, (posted to db on 9 August 2013).
      The following document(s) are used for the conclusion that [Benjamin Wells] was born on the [1774] at [Pennsylvania].

      Birth Date:
      The 1810 Census list him as between 26-45; DOB 1765-1784
      The 1820 Census list him as over 45; DOB before 1775
      Based on these calculation I have placed his DOB at about 1774

      Birth Location:
      The place of birth is based on the Census of his son's Thomas and Alexander where it states that their father was born in Pennsylvania.

    3. [S1032] USA: U.S. Compiled Service Records, Post-Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811, Record type: Military, Kentucky, Year of Issue: 1793, Repository: Compiled Service Record, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (Date posted to database 09 Jan 2016).
      Name: Benjamin Wells State or Territory: Kentucky Military Unit: HallĀ“s Regiment, Cavalry, Volunteers Service Year: 1793

      [Kentucky Militia - Muster Roll of a Company of Volunteers Under the Command of Captain James Lanier, Lieut Colo: Horatio Hall's Regiment in the Service of the United States - 1793]

    4. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 17 Nov 2015).
      Bourbon County - Circuit Court - Civil and criminal case files:
      Plaintiff: Benjamin Wells; Defendant: Nathaniel Rain; Case #: 1980 Date: 1798

      [Needs to be checked out]

    5. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (posted to db on 16 February 2013).
      Benjamin is show in the index of the tax records for this time and place

    6. [S542] Book: The Corn Stalk Milita - 1792 - 1811 (BK), Page Number 66, Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 14 October 2012).
      Bourbon County Regiments, Wells, Benjamin, Captian 14th Regiment.

      There were also 2 other Wells listed:
      Page 66, Bourbon County, Wells John, Ensign 13th Regiment, Feb 12, 1799
      Page 132, Montgomery County Wells, Edward, Lt 34th

    7. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 17 Nov 2015).
      Bourbon County - Circuit Court - Civil and criminal case files
      Plaintiff: Benjamin Wells; Defendant: Peter Forqueran; Case #: 3769 Date: 1804

      [Needs to be checked out]

    8. [S758] KY: Montgomery County, Tax Roll (CN).
      1808 David and Benjamin has 100 acres taxed at 2 rate on Licking water course.

    9. [S758] KY: Montgomery County, Tax Roll (CN).
      1809 Benjamin listed with only 5 horses.

    10. [S548] KY: Montgomery County, 1810 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Page Number 374, Household Number 43, Household of Benjn Wells, (posted to db on 31 October 2012).
      Household of Benjn. Wells:
      (Males:) Under 10 = 5, 10 to U16 = 1, 16 to U26 = 0, 26 to U45 = 1, 45+ = 0
      (Females:) Under 10 = 0, 10 to U16 = 0, O16-U26 = 1, 26 to U45 = 1, 45+ = 0

      Maybe like this Thomas/Benjamin/Richard/Edmund/James/Joseph/Benjamin - Elizabeth/ Susannah..

      Others of interest on the same page:
      Hasten Wells, John Wells, Wm Hart and John Hart

    11. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bath County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1811-1824, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).
      1811-1823 There is a Benjamin Wells for the following years

      1811,1812,1813,1814,1815,1819,1820,1821,1822,1823 and was shown with 1 person above the age of 21 plus 4 to 5 horses.

    12. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bath County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1811-1824, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).
      1811-1823 There is a Benjamin Wells for the following years

      1811,1812,1813,1814, 1815,1819,1820,1821,1822,1823 and was shown with 1 person above the age of 21 plus 4 to 5 horses.

    13. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 17 Nov 2015).
      Wells, Benjamin, Private, August 15, 1812, October 14, 1812

      Name: Benjamin Wells Company: 1 RIFLE REG'T (ALLEN'S), KENTUCKY VOLS. Rank - Induction: PRIVATE Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE Roll Box: 222 Microfilm Publication: M602

      Capt. William Ellis' Co. War of 1812 1st Rifle Regiment KY Militia, Commanded by Lt. Col. John Allen State County Ky Archives Military Rosters

    14. [S550] KY: Bath County, 1820 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Household of: Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 27 June 2012).
      Household of Benjamin Wells:
      (Males:) Under 10 = 3, 10 to U16 = 4, Between 16/18 = 0, 16 to U26 = 1, 26 to U45 = 0, 45+ = 1
      (Females:) Under 10 = 0, 10 to U16 = 0, 16 to U26 = 1, 26 to U45 = 1, 45+ = 0

      Maybe like this: 8 sons 1 daughter. (340101-00110-00-00) Alexander/John/Thomas/Benjamin/Richard/Edmund/James/Benjamin; Elizabeth/Susannah. This has a missing individual as there are 8 sons so who is missing?

      Elizabeth and Joseph have already married and are not living here but are listed with their spouse's at a different location.

    15. [S707] KY: Bath County, Court Order Book (GN), Issued by Bath County, Kentucky, Order Books, Date Recorded March 1823, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 26 March 2013).
      Is listed as going the bond for John Golff's estate.

    16. [S756] Book: Descendents of Edmund B. Wells and Sarah Cassity Vol.1, Chapter: Edmund Wells, Page Number: 2, Person(s) of Interest: Edmund Wells, (posted to db on 9 October 2013).
      Henry A. Wells (b. 3/01/1861, d. 10/16/1938, a great- grandson of Edmund Wells and Sally Cassity) said his great- grandfather Edmund Wells was camping with his brother Benjamin. Benjamin went looking for game and never returned. Edmund thought he was probably killed by Indians

    17. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bath County, Tax List, Rose Run Water Course, Date Recorded 1824, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).
      In 1824 a Benjamine shows up with 50 acres of land. In 1825 this 50 acres shows up with Susannah. This property is in the Rose Run area of Bath County. In the 1813 tax list there is a Benjamin David Wells with 104 acres at the second rate. It does not appear that this is the same Benjamin as this one with the horses but maybe another Benjamin. This was the only time this person appeared in the tax records of Bath County.

    18. [S756] Book: Descendents of Edmund B. Wells and Sarah Cassity Vol.1, Chapter: Edmund Wells, Page Number: 2, Person(s) of Interest: Edmund Wells, (posted to db on 9 October 2013).
      In a letter to Hester Wells (who was a descendant of Edmund Wells and Sally Cassity) from a grandson of William Wells (who was the son of Richard Wells and Sally Smith who married 12/21/1825 in Bath County, Kentucky, Joseph Wells - Bondsman) said that Richard Wells' father was Benjamin David Wells

    19. [S769] AA: Calculation, (posted to db on 9 August 2013).
      The following document(s) are used for the conclusion that [Benjamin Wells] died on the [1825] at [Bath County, Kentucky].

      Death Date:
      Benjamin's death date is calculated based on him paying taxes in 1824 but his wife paying the taxes on his property in 1825.

      Death Location:
      Benjamin's death place is based on the last place of residence which is shown in the 1824 tax records to be Bath County, Kentucky.

    20. [S773] AA: Family Tradition, Family Tradition given by: Henry A. Wells, relationship: Great-Grand Father, date recorded: ????, (posted to db on 7 October 2013).
      Henry A. Wells said his great-grand father Edmund Wells was camping with his Brother Benjamin. Benjamin went looking for game and never returned. Edmund thought he was probably killed by Indians.

    21. [S624] KY: Kentucky County Marriages, 1797-1954, Issued by: Bourbon County, Year Issued: 1795, Person(s) of Interest: Benjamin Wells and Susannah Waddle, (posted to db on 8 August 2013); (Digital Image: V097_023); (Paper Copy: C030).
      Name: Benjamin Wells, Event Date: 30 Apr 1795, Event Place: Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, Spouse's Name: Susannah Waddle, GS Film number: 000183075. Digital Folder Number: 004542749, Image Number: 00791.

      Known all men by these presents that we Benjamin Wells and James Waddle are held and firmly bound unto the Governor of Kentucky and his successors in the form of L50 current money, to the payment of which well truly to be made we bind ourselves our Heirs Executors & Administrators jointly and severally by these presents. Sealed & Dated this 30th Apr 1795.

      The condition of this obligation is that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Benjamin Wells & Susannah Waddle. Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation shall be void or else in full force. Signed Benjamin Wells and James Waddle

      Although this is only a marriage bond it is what we have for a marriage source until a license or return is found.

      Found at http://bourboncoky.info/PeaseLP2.html
      MARRIAGE BOND: WELLS, Benjamin and Susannah WADDLE.
      Bond Date: 30 April 1795. Bondsman: James WADDLE who signs WADDELL.
      Marriage Date: not 'found in BG mg registers. [This indicates that no marriage register for this marriage]


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