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Leroy B. Wells

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  • Name Leroy B. Wells 
    Born 6 Apr 1851  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1852  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Biography 1879  Coles County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Hello Roger, I did look at the 1879 book and I find this:

      Richard O. Wells of Hutton Township, b 12/29/1809 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

      Richard O. Wells, Farmer, Westfield was born in Bourbon County KY Dec 29, 1809; he remained there with his parents until he was 25 years of age assisting on the farm; his father died there in the year 1835; his mother surviving him until the year 1860.

      Mr. Wells, while at home in Kentucky was married August 1831 to Miss Jenette Boston (daughter of William Boston of Kentucky); she was born July 15, 1815; shortly after his marriage he moved upon a farm near that of his fathers, where he lived until his removal to Clark County IL in 1837; the next year he moved to Coles Co. and settled on Sec. 6, where he lived three years, and then returned to Clark Co and from there, in 1843, moved back to Kentucky and after remaining then years, in the year 1853, came to Coles County and settled upon Sec 7; where he has since resided. He owns 111 acres; has been School Director one term.

      They had twelve children, seven boys, three living-
      Richard J. born May 29, 1849;
      Robert L. August 11, 1853; and
      Charles M. born Jan. 22, 1856,
      and four deceased-
      Preston, born Oct. 22, 1832 died in 1842;
      James F.M. born April 1, 1836 died in 1856;
      William H. born July 17, 1840 died in 1850;
      Leroy B. born April 6, 1851 died in Feb 1852;

      five girls, two living-
      Leah (now Mrs. Reily Lee) born Feb 10, 1838,
      Leomia (now Mrs. M. Connely), born Sept 15, 1842;
      and three deceased-
      Mary E. born Nov 29, 1844 and died in 1850.
      Louisa A. born March 6, 1846 died also in 1850;
      one died in infancy.

      His son James F. M. enlisted in Co. H, 21st Regiment IL Vols. And was taken prisoner at the battle of Chickamauga, and confined in Libby and Andersonville Prisons for nineteen months and died at Annapolis, Md. In 1865 on his way home, from disease contracted while a prisoner.

      Mr. and Mrs. Wells are members of the Baptist Church and have been connected with it for a number of years.

      I don't know if this is the correct family for you, but I hoped it was. Let me know if there is more I can do. Good luck, Kelly -----

      Original Message----- From: Roger W. Wells [mailto:rwells1938@insightbb.com] Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 10:14 AM To: keyrse@consolidated.net Subject: Lookup Is there any mention of James Wells from Kentucky in the History of Coles County published in 1879? Thanks Roger
    • Role: Mentioned
    Reference Number 5404 
    Universal ID B59F64EE00714F7D82EB43F2A56D8AF61733 
    Person ID I5395  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2014 

    Father Richard O. Wells,   b. 29 Dec 1809, Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1886 and 1890  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Janette Boston,   b. 15 Jul 1815, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1880, Coles County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Aug 1831  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1851 - Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1852 - Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBiography - 1879 - Coles County, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • Alt Birth: 6 Aug 1851 , Bourbon, Kentucky

      This does not look like it fits in with the family. All of the other children born in Ill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S546] IL: The History of Coles County Illinois (BK), Page Number 619-620, Person of Interest Richard O. Wells, (posted to db on 27 October 2012).
      Richard O. Wells, Farmer, Westfield was born in Bourbon County KY Dec 29, 1809; he remained there with his parents until he was 25 years of age assisting on the farm; his father died there in the year 1835; his mother surviving him until the year 1860. Mr. Wells, while at home in Kentucky was married August 1831 to Miss Jenette Boston (daughter of William Boston of Kentucky); she was born July 15, 1815; shortly after his marriage he moved upon a farm near that of his fathers, where he lived until his removal to Clark County., in 1837; the next year he moved to Coles Co. and settled on Sec. 6, where he lived three years, and then returned to Clark Co and from there, in 1843, moved back to Kentucky and after remaining then years, in the year 1853, came to Coles County and settled upon Sec 7; where he has since resided. He owns 111 acres; has been School Director one term. They had twelve children, seven boys, three living--Richard J. born May 29, 1849; Robert L. August 11, 1853; and Charles M., born Jan. 22, 1856, and four deceased--Preston, born Oct. 22, 1832 died in 1842; James F.M., born April 1, 1836 died in 1856; William H. born July 17, 1840 died in 1850; Leroy B. born April 6, 1851 died in Feb 1852; five girls, two living--Leah (now Mrs. Reily Lee) born Feb 10, 1838, Leomia (now Mrs. M. Connely), born Sept 15, 1842; and three deceased--Mary E. born Nov 29, 1844 and died in 1850; Louisa A. born March 6, 1846 died also in 1850; one died in infancy. His son James F. M. enlisted in Co. "H," 21st Regiment IL Vols. and was taken prisoner at the battle of Chickamauga, and confined in Libby and Andersonville Prisons for nineteen months and died at Annapolis, Md. In 1865 on his way home, from disease contracted while a prisoner. Mr. and Mrs. Wells are members of the Baptist Church and have been connected with it for a number of years.


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