Rakes and Wells Family History

Thomas Wells

Male 1807 - 1888  (80 years)


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  • Name Thomas Wells 
    Born 25 Sep 1807  Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Aug 1810  Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Role: Family Member
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Role: Family Member
    Tax Records Between 1829 and 1834  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Property 18 Aug 1829  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1830  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1840  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 23 Jul 1850  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1858  Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 15 Jul 1860  Vermillion Township, Marshall County, Kansas Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 13 Jun 1865  Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 24 Jun 1870  Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 11 Jun 1880  Wills Township, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census 13 Jun 1885  Vermillion Township, Marshall County, Kansas Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died 3 Mar 1888  Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Buried 5 Mar 1888  Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Address:
    Wells Family Cemetery 
    Obituary 8 Mar 1888  Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Biography 1889  Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Role: Mentioned
    Biography 1889  Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Role: Mentioned
    Biography 1890  [21
    Washington, Clay, and Riley Counties, Kansas 
    Obituary 25 Jun 1896  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • Role: Obituary listing
    Reference Number W1653 
    FamilySearch ID L8D2-DMD 
    _UID 0A184605DAE54689A95FB0A73B4BDE87450D 
    Person ID I4235  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2018 

    Father Benjamin Wells,   b. CALC 1774, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CALC 1825, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother 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  [23
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Warren,   b. 8 Nov 1808, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1886, Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage Bond 22 Mar 1826  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Married 26 Mar 1826  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26, 27
    Children 
     1. John D. Wells,   b. 9 Oct 1830, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1899, Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Mary Wells,   b. 1833, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 47 years)
     3. Susan Wells,   b. 3 Jan 1834, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1889  (Age > 56 years)
     4. Caroline Wells,   b. 1837, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1877 and 1880  (Age 40 years)
     5. James Wells,   b. 20 Dec 1840, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1908, Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. William Wells,   b. 3 May 1844, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1908, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Charles E. Wells,   b. 1853, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Payne County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S769] AA: Calculation, (Date posted to database 17 Nov 2015).
      Based on the calculation from death date on his cemetery stone. He was 80 years 5 months 8 days when he died which comes to 25 September 1807.

    2. [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

    3. [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.

    4. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bath County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1829-1834, Person(s) of Interest Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).
      1829-1834 Shown with 1 male above 21 and some horses.

    5. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (posted to db on 16 February 2013).
      Property sale by Thomas Wells and his wife Amanda

    6. [S536] KY: Barren County, 1830 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Image 420, Page Number 212, Household of Thomas Wills, (posted to db on 15 February 2013).
      Thomas Wills household, Males: 00021, Females: 00001
      James, Thomas and Joseph all living close together in the 1830 census of Bath County, KY.

    7. [S547] KY: Bath County, 1840 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Township East Slate Creek, Image 67, Page Number 225, Household of Thomas Wells, Line recorded on 11, (posted to db on 15 February 2013).
      Thomas Wells household, Males: 010001, Females: 21011, 2 slaves
      Living next door to Alexander Wells.

    8. [S535] KY: Bath County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Division 2, Sheet 12, Household Number 81, Household of Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 22 January 2013).
      Thomas Wells, Age 42, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, POB Kentucky
      Amanda Wells, Age 41, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      John Wells, Age 18, Sex M, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Mary Wells, Age 17, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Caroline Wells, Age 13, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      James Wells, Age 8, Sex M, Race W, POB Kentucky
      William Wells, Age 6, Sex M, Race W, POB Kentucky
      MCellhany Wilson, Age 12, Sex M, Race W, POB Kentucky

    9. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 30 May 2018).
      See obituary
      Moved to Marshall County, Kansas in 1858

    10. [S583] KS: Marshall County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Kansas Territory, Vermillion, Image 6, Household Number 191, Household of Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 21 December 2012).
      Thomas Wells, Age 55, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, POB Kentucky
      Amanda Wells, Age 50, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      George Wells, Age 18, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farm laborer, POB Kentucky
      William Wells, Age 14, Sex M, Race W, POB Kentucky
      James Walls, Age 42, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, POB Tennessee
      Nancy Walls, Age 40, Sex F, Race W, POB Pennsylvania
      William Walls, Age 14, Sex M, Race W, POB Pennsylvania
      George Walls, Age 11, Sex M, Race W, POB Pennsylvania
      Two families living in same household

    11. [S1178] KS: Marshall County, 1865 Kansas State Census, (Date posted to database 29 Aug 2017).
      Name: Thos Wells Census Date: 13 Jun 1865 Residence County: Marshall Residence State: Kansas Locality: Vermillion Birth Place: Kentucky Family Number: 49 Marital Status: Married Gender: Male Age: 59 Birth Year: abt 1806

      Name Age
      Thos Wells 59
      Amanda Wells 56
      William Wells 20
      Charles Wells 12
      George Martin 17
      Edward Staniff 22
      Nicholas McClure 50

    12. [S584] KS: Marshall County, 1870 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Vermillion, Image 42, Household Number 387, Household of Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 21 December 2012).
      Thomas Wells, Age 61, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, POB Kentucky
      Amanda Wells, Age 60, Sex F, Race W, Occupation keeping house, POB Kentucky

      Several others living in this dwelling but I do not know their relationship the are farm workers.

    13. [S585] KS: Marshall County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, Page 258A, Household of Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 21 December 2012).
      Thomas Wells, Sex M, Race W, Age 71, Occupation farmer, POB Kentucky, FPOB Pennsylvania, MPOB Maryland?
      Amanda Wells, Sex F, Race W, Age ??, wife, Occupation housekeeper, POB Kentucky, FPOB Virginia, MPOB Kentucky

    14. [S554] KS: Marshall County, 1885 Kansas State Census, Vermillion Township, Image Number 6-7, Lines 36-2, Household Number 49, Household of Thos Wells, (posted to db on 31 October 2012).
      Thos Wells, age 59, M, Not Given, M, Farmer, POB Kentucky
      Amanda Wells, age 56, F, Not Given, M, POB Kentucky
      William Wells, age 20, M, Not Given, S, Farm Hand, POB Kentucky
      Charles Wells, age 12, M, Not Given, S, POB Kentucky
      Gorge Martin, age 17, M, Not Given, S, Farm Hand, POB Iowa

    15. [S699] Book: Portrait and Biographical Album of Marshall County, Kansas (BK), Page Number 584, Person(s) of Interest Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 6 March 2013); (Digital Image: Marshall County Kansas History.pdf).
      A native of Bath Count}', Ky., the subject of this sketch was born Dec. 20,1840,and is the son of Thomas and Amanda Wells, who were also natives of the Blue Grass State, and the father of Scotch ancestry. .James remained a resident of his native State until a youth of eighteen years, then, in company with his father's family, started, in 1858, for the Territory of Kansas. The journey was made via the Mississippi River to Keokuk, Iowa, whence they came overland to this county. Thomas Wells took up a tract of land in Wells Township, and also purchased land and thereafter prosecuted agriculture successfully the greater part of the time until his death, which occurred March 3, 1887.

      [The death year of the bio is different than the death date on his cemetery stone. I have used the death year of 1888 as found on his cemetery stone.]

    16. [S502] USA: Find A Grave, Wells Cemetery, Marshall County, Find A Grave Memorial#: 89374789, Person(s) of Interest: Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 5 October 2013).
      Birth:  Sep. 28, 1807 Death:  Mar. 4, 1888   Family links:   Spouse: Amanda Wells (1809 - 1886)   Burial: Wells Cemetery Marshall County Kansas, USA, Created by: DeBar Record added: Apr 30, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 89374789

    17. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 30 May 2018).
      Obituary shows that he was buried on Monday, which would be the 5th of March 1888.

    18. [S1203] KS: Kansas Newspaper, (Date posted to database 30 May 2018).
      Irving Leader 8 Mar 1888 Page: 3, Column: 4

      Died, on the night of the 3rd inst.. Mr. Thomas Wells, father of Hon. John D. Wells. The deceased was one of the pioneers of Marshall county. He was born in Bath county, Kentucky, in the year 1806: came to Kansas in 1858, and has lived on his homestead in this county until two years ago, when his wife, Amanda, died. Since that time he has been living with his children. He died at the residence of his daughter, Mr. John Webster. He leaves four sons and one daughter quite a number of grand-children and 16 great grandchildren to morn his loss. He has always been a father to the father-less and his house has been one of charity to the poor. He has been an honorable man as his history as a pioneer shows. He was the first man from this state who drove hogs into Kansas City. He took them on foot from this county, and sold them to Kit Carson. This was during the year of 1861. Kit asked him which he preferred to have gold or greenbacks. He answered gold, but after returning home was sorry that he did not take greenbacks, as he thought when taking the money, that gold was worth about twice as much as the greenbacks. It was dangerous traveling in those days on account of the Indians, and when he left here with the hogs, he was told that he would never get through alive. The deceased was buried Monday, in the Wells cemetery, located on J D Wells farm, two miles north of Bigelow. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.D. Cabert.

    19. [S699] Book: Portrait and Biographical Album of Marshall County, Kansas (BK), Page Number: 485, Person(s) of Interest: John B Webster, (posted to db on 7 August 2013).
      John B Webster, late of Blue Rapids Thownship, and who departed this life Oct 3, 1886, was one of the early pioneers, and one of the most highly respected residents of this county. He was born in Bath County, Ky., Feb 22, 1824, and was the son of Samuel and Anne (Robbins) Webster. He remained a resident of his native State until some years after his marriage, which occurred Oct 14, 1849, the maiden of his choice being Miss Susan, daughter of Thomas and Amanda Wells.

      Mr. and Mrs. Webster emigrated from the Blue Grass region across the Mississippi in 1864, in order to establish a new home in northern Kansas. Mr. Webster took up a tract of land and labored upon it early and late in true pioneer style, and in due time received his reward in produce of his fertile fields and in being able to gather around him all the comforts of life. He was a man who made many friends, and by his upright character enjoyed in a marked degree the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens. He was a kind and affectionate husband, and a man whose loss was sensibly felt. Politically, he affiliated with the Democratic party. He was quite prominent in local affairs, and at one time was the candidate of his party for representative, but was defeated on account of the party being in the minority in the county.

      Mrs. Susan (Wells) Webster was, like her husband, a native of Bath County, Ky., and was born Jan 3, 1834. Of her parents a sketch will be found on another page in this volume. Her mother was a lady of more than ordinary worth, and we append the notice of her decease which was published in one of the local papers at the time, and which indicates the estimation in which she was held by the people among whom she settled in the pioneer days.

      "On the night of May 15, 1886, Mrs. Amanda Wells, wife of Thomas and mother of the Hon. J.D. Wells, departed this life. In the history of pioneer life in Marshall County no woman has left a more noble record. No hand was ever extended to her for help that went away empty, A mother to the motherless, a friend to the friendless, her house was a home to the homeless, and her sympathy and kindness as boundless as the sufferings and wants of humanity. The memory of those kind words and acts every old settler of Marshall County will hold sacred through life. She came Kansas from Kentucky in 1858, and lived on the place where she and her husband settled until the seventy-seventh year of her age. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Campbell from the residence."

      Mrs. Webster was reared to womanhood in her native county, and received a common-school education, which, however, did not approach that enjoyed by the young people of the present day. Soon after reaching the fifteenth year of her age she was married, and lived with her husband in Kentucky until coming to the West. She had received careful home training, and was well-fitted to enter upon the duties and difficulties of pioneer life. She assisted her husband in the building up of their home, and since his death has remained at the homestead, where she is spending her declining years. Her farm embraces 470 acres of choice land, embellished with substantial buildings, a goodly assortment of live stock, and machinery and all other appliances of the modern homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Webster have had no children.

    20. [S699] Book: Portrait and Biographical Album of Marshall County, Kansas (BK), Page Number: 584-585, Person(s) of Interest: James Wells, (posted to db on 7 August 2013).
      James Wells. The subject of this notice may be properly numbered among the early pioneers of Marshall County, he having come to this region while the country around lay mostly in its primitive condition, and at a time when few men had ventured to settle upon the frontier. For many years he has been a resident of Blue Rapids Township, where be constructed a home from the wilderness, and not only gained for himself a competence, but has been a useful factor in the growth and advancement of this part of the county.

      A native of Bath County, Ky., the subject of this sketch was born Dec. 20, 1840, and is the son of Thomas and Amanda Wells, who were also natives of the Blue Grass State, and the father of Scotch ancestry. .James remained a resident of his native State until a youth of eighteen years, then, in company with his father's family, started, in 1858, for the Territory of Kansas. The journey was made via the Mississippi River to Keokuk, Iowa, whence they came overland to this county. Thomas Wells took up a tract of land in Wells ship, and also purchased land and thereafter prosecuted agriculture successfully the greater part of the time until his death, which occurred March 3, 1887.

      To James(Thomas) and Amanda Wells there were born seven children, of whom the following survive, viz: John D. ; Susan, Mrs. Webster, a widow; James, William, and Charles. Mr. Wells was a very hospitable man and highly respected by all who knew him. In his death the county lost one of her best citizens. James, like his brothers and sisters, received only a limited education, and at an early age was taught to make himself useful about the homestead, where he remained until after the out- break of the Civil War. which occurred just before he had reached his majority'. On the 11th of Jul}-, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, 9th Kansas Cavalry, which was assigned to the Western Army in Missouri and Arkansas. He met the enemy in battle at Prairie Grove, and afterward in various minor engagements and skirmishes, remaining in the service until 1863, when he was obliged to accept his honorable discharge on account of disability}'. He now receives a pension from the Government of $10 per month.

      Upon retiring from the army Mr. Wells prosecuted farming pursuits and in 1869 settled upon his present homestead, which was then a wild, uncultivated tract of land upon which not a furrow had been turned. For many' years he labored early and late in the improvement of his property, and became successful as a tiller of the soil. He fenced and cross-fenced his fields, erected buildings, purchased machinery, set out fruit and shade trees, and in due time added to his landed possessions, so that he is now the owner of 350 broad acres, the most of which is in a productive condition and yields handsome returns.

      In January, 1864, when a little over twenty-three years of age, Mr. Wells was married to Miss Julia McClure, and they became the parents of five children, one of whom, John L., died at the age of four years and six -months; Mary B. is the wife of George Miller and lives in Blue Rapids Township, engaged in farming; Ida married Mr. A. E. Stimson, a railroad contractor, making his headquarters at Kansas City, Mo. ; Ora and Frank are at home with their parents. Mr. Wells, politically, is an uncompromising Democrat, although in local matters be supports the men whom be considers best qualified for office. He has served on the School Board of his district, and as an ex-soldier belongs to Sacker Post, G. A. R., at Irving. He has watched the growth of this section of country with the interest only felt by the intelligent and progressive citizen. He has been identified with the Masonic fraternity since 1887, and at present belongs to the lodge at Irving.

    21. [S749] Book: Portrait and biographical album of Washington, Clay and Riley counties, KansaBook: s, Page Number 595-596, Person(s) of Interest Thomas Wells, (posted to db on 14 May 2013).
      (page 595 left side of page)
      JOSEPH MOSES, late a well-to-do and highly-respected resident of Swede Creek Township, Riley County, was born in the Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria, in the year 1853, and departed this life at his homestead in the above-mentioned township, Oct. 10, 1889. He came to America with his parents when a boy, and they settled at once in Blue Rapids Township, Marshall Co., Kan., where they acquired land and became well-to-do. The parents were Joseph and Paulina Moses, the former of whom is deceased. The latter is still residing at the old homestead, and is about seventy-six years old. She is the owner of 400 acres of land, and is surrounded by all the comforts of life—a lady highly respected and a member of the Lutheran Church. There were born to her and her husband six children, the eldest of whom, a daughter, Mary, died when about thirty-six years old. Michael and Katie are residents of Marshall County, this State; Joseph was the fourth child; Peter and Dwight are living in Marshall County.

      Young Moses soon after coming to America, being then a lad of fifteen years, commenced working out, turning over his earnings to his father until reaching his majority. At the age of twenty-four years he was united in marriage with Miss Betty Warders, and the young people commenced the journey of life together without other means or resources than those which nature had bestowed upon them. Prior to this time Mrs. Moses had made her home with her uncle, the Hon. J. B. Webster, and with him they resided until the 1st of April, 1882. They then removed to the tract of land which Mr. Moses had previously purchased, and commenced in true pioneer style to build up a homestead. The story of the years which followed has often been detailed in the lives of those who began at the foot of the ladder in Northern Kansas, and whose industry and patience resulted in the accumulation of a comfortable property.

      Mr. Moses in the course of time added to his real estate, and left to his widow 333 acres of well-improved land, all in one body, and beautifully situated on the Big Blue bottoms. It is watered by seven springs, all fenced and 100 acres under the plow. The buildings, without being pretentious, are all that is necessary for the comfort of the family, the shelter of stock and the storage of grain. The farm is chiefly devoted to the raising of graded cattle and Poland-China swine; two teams are used in its operations, which have always been conducted in the systematic manner which seldom fails of success. Mr. Moses was a man popular in his community, and exercised a marked influence in political affairs, being a stanch supporter of the Democratic party. In religion he was born and reared a Lutheran, and to the doctrines of this church faithfully adhered. Mrs. Moses is a lady more than ordinarily intelligent, keeping herself well informed in regard to topics of general interest, and fully sympathized with her husband in his political views. There was born to them only one child, a son, Willie, Dec. 17, 1877.

      Mrs. Betty (Warders) Moses was born in Owens- (page 596) ville. Ky.. Dec. 18. 1858. and is the daughter of William and Mary J. (Wells) Warders, who were likewise natives of Bath County, that State. The maternal grandfather was Thomas Wells, a native of Bath County and a farmer, who, in 1859, emigrated overland to the Territory of Kansas, settling in Wells Township, Marshall County, joining his son John, who had preceded him to this region several years, and was the first settler on the Vermillion River. He home steaded land, from which he improved a farm, and became the owner of several hundred acres, and he resided here until the death of his wife, in 1886, after which he made his home with his daughter. Mrs. Webster, until his demise, which occurred in 1888. His wife, Amanda (Warring) Wells, was likewise a native of Bath County, Ky., and died in 1886.

      William Warders, the father of Mrs. Moses, was reared to agricultural pursuits, and owned a small farm in Bath County, Ky. In December, 1875, he sold out and removed to Marshall County, this State, with the intention of locating land, but he was taken suddenly ill, and died nine days after reaching his destination, at the home of his father-in-law, Thomas Wells. He was cut down in his prime, being only forty four years old. He had never succeeded in acquiring wealth, but was a good man in the broadest sense of the term, kind to his family, hospitable to his neighbors, and universally respected wherever known.

      There were born to the parents of Mrs. Moses eight children, viz.: Jackson F., a farmer, residing near Bigelow, Marshall County; Susan B., who died when about twenty-nine years old; Betty; Frances. Mrs. Plummer, of Arizona; Molly, Mrs. Wilburn; John T., Charles E., these three residents of Bigelow; and James W., who makes his home with his sister Betty, Mrs. Moses. Mrs. Mary J. (Wells) Warders died in 1872. Mrs. Moses attended merely a subscription school during her childhood, duly receiving limited advantages. She, however, was more than ordinarily bright and thoughtful as a maiden, and improved every opportunity for reading and study at home, as likewise she has in later years, and is thus thoroughly well-informed, and a lady with whom an hour may always be spent in a pleasant and profitable manner. She came to Marshall County, Kan., in 1875, arriving at Irving on the 11th of March, and after living a little over two years with her uncle, Mr. Webster, was united in marriage March 25, 1877, with Mr. Moses. She proved a suitable partner to her husband, assisting him greatly in his labors and his worthy ambition, and to her was largely due his success.

      Fine lithographic portraits of Mr. Moses and his wife are show elsewhere in this book. (page 594)

    22. [S516] Book: Bath County, Local Vital Records from Newspapers of Bath County, KY. 1884-1910, (Nagle) (BK), Page 16, Person of Interest Alexander Wells, (posted to db on 10 October 2012).
      Alexander Wells was born in Bath Co. on Sept. 22 ,1814, and died last Friday Jun 19,1896 of old age at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Felix Clark, near Olympia and was buried at the George Jackson grave yard Saturday. He was the seventh and youngest son of his fathers family which included : Edward, James,Thomas, Whis, Benjamin, Joseph, and Mrs. Samuel Hart. "Uncle Pete "as he was called was married Nov. 8, 1836 to a sister of Sam Goodan near Owingsville. She died several year ago. Four children survived: Mrs. Felix Clark, Mrs John Clark of Owingsville, Mrs George Clark of Flat Creek, and John Wells of Texas.

      [This is also found as a OCR transcript on MyHeritage]

    23. [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 £50 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]

    24. [S624] KY: Kentucky County Marriages, 1797-1954, (Date posted to database 28 Dec 2018).
      FHL Film # 004542771, Image: 309
      Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Wells, John B. Warren, & Joseph Wells are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of £50 current money of Kentucky which payment will and truly to be made unto the said Commonwealth we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed an dated this 22nd day of March 1826. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Thomas Wells, Amanda Warren. Now should there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended marriage then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in Law.

      Attested: John Ralls D.C.; Thomas X his mark Wells, John B Warren seal, Joseph Wells seal.

    25. [S507] KY: Bath County, Marriage Index 1826/1852, V2, Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1826, Certificate Number (Volume 2, Page 2), Person(s) of Interest Thomas Wells and Amanda Warren, (posted to db on 8 March 2013).
      Minister Joel Parker

    26. [S706] KY: Bath County, Early Marriages Bonds and Returns 1811/1850 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1826, Certificate Number (Page 154), Person(s) of Interest Thomas Wells and Amanda Warren, (posted to db on 13 March 2013).
      Wells, Thomas, & Amanda Warren, 26 March 1826 (JPk)

    27. [S624] KY: Kentucky County Marriages, 1797-1954, (Date posted to database 28 Dec 2018).
      Name: Thomas Wells, Event Type: Marriage, Event Place: Bath, Kentucky, United States, Gender: Male, Mother's Name: Susan Wells, Spouse's Name: Amanda Warren, Spouse's Titles and Terms: Miss, Spouse's Gender: Female

      You do Solemnly swear that you are personally acquainted with Susan Wells the mother of Thomas Wells, and heard her say and empress herself that she had no objections against her said son getting License from the Clerk of Bath County Court, to authorize any duly authorized minister of the Gospel to join in holy matrimony Thomas Wells and Miss Amanda Warren. So Help you God



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