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Alexander Pete Wells

Male 1814 - 1896  (81 years)


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  • Name Alexander Pete Wells 
    Born 22 Sep 1814  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Role: Family Member
    Census 1840  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 27 Jul 1850  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 26 Jul 1860  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 25 Aug 1870  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 12 Jun 1880  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 19 Jun 1896  Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 20 Jun 1896  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    George Jackson Cemetery 
    Obituary 25 Jun 1896  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Reference Number W4250 
    FamilySearch ID KGVY-277 
    _UID FC071D1353E54DCBAF39ADA18DDE9BC6859A 
    Person ID I4238  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2014 

    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  [9
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gracy Goodan,   b. Abt 1817, Carter County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1896, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Marriage Bond 7 Nov 1836  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Nov 1836  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. John Wells,   b. Jun 1838, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Elizabeth Wells,   b. 8 Aug 1840, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1912, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Julia B. Wells,   b. 8 Nov 1844, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1915, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Susan Wells,   b. Abt 1851, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1856, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     5. Mary F. Wells,   b. 2 May 1856, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1926, Preston, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S547] KY: Bath County, 1840 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Township East Slate Creek, Image 67 , Page Number 225, Household of Alexander Wells, Line recorded on 12, (posted to db on 15 February 2013).
      Alexander Wells household, Males: 10001, Females: 000100, Males 1U5, 1 U30
      Maybe John and Alexander Females 1 U20. = Gracy

      Living next door to Thomas Wells

    3. [S535] KY: Bath County, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Division 2, Image 25, Household Number 175, Household of Alexander Wells, (posted to db on 15 February 2013).
      Alexander Wells, Age 36, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, POB Kentucky
      Gracy Wells, Age 27, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      John Wells, Age 14, Sex M, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Elizabeth Wells, Age 10, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Julina Wells, Age 6, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      William Bates, Age 84, Sex M, Race W, Occupation pension, POB North Carolina
      Rebuen Coffer, Age 26, Sex M, Race W, Occupation laborer, POB Kentucky

    4. [S534] KY: Bath County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Not Stated, Image 122, Post Office Owingsville, Page 137, Lines 1-8, Household Number 980, Household of Alexander Wells, (posted to db on 21 February 2013).
      Alexander Wells, Age 45, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, POB Kentucky
      Grace Wells, Age 43, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      John Wells, Age 22, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farm hand, POB Kentucky
      Elizabeth Wells, Age 20, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Julia Wells, Age 14, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Susan Wells, Age 10, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      Mary F Wells, Age 3, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky
      John Copher, Age 10, Sex F, Race W, POB Kentucky

    5. [S533] KY: Bath County, 1870 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Mudlick, Image 45, Household Number 328, Household of Alexander Wells, (posted to db on 22 February 2013).
      A Wells, Age 54, Sex M, Race W, Occupation farmer, Value of Real Estate $500, POB Kentucky
      Grace Wells, Age 53, Sex F, Race W, Occupation keeping house, POB Kentucky
      Elizabeth Wells, Age 28, Sex F, Race W, Occupation ??, POB Kentucky
      Mary Wells, Age 14, Sex F, Race W, Occupation at school, POB Kentucky

      Living close to Benjamin and James Wells.

    6. [S517] KY: Bath County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Polksville Precicent, Enumeration District 004, Sheet 315A, Page Number 17, Lines 39-42, Household Number 154, Household of Alexander Wells, (posted to db on 31 October 2012).
      Alexander Wells, age 64, M, W, M, Farmer, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Gracy Wells, Wife, age 59, F, W, M, Keeping House, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Becky Wells, Boarder, age 56, F, W, WD, Not Occupied, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Susan Wells, Daughter, age 26, F, W, S, Not Occupied, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky

      Becky is the wife of James Wells (deceased brother of Alexander). Susan is the daughter of James Wells and Rebecca (Becky).

      Alexander had a daughter named Susan also but she died in 1856.

    7. [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.

    8. [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]

    9. [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]

    10. [S654] KY: Bath County, Early Marriages Bonds and Returns 1811-1850 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1836, Page 154, Person(s) of Interest Alexander Wells and Grace Goodan, (posted to db on 23 February 2013).
      Wells, Alexander, & Grace Goodan, bond 7 Nov 1836. f/b: Daniel Goodan; Bdsm: W. S. Williams



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