Rakes and Wells Family History

Benjamin Wells, [Not Proven]

Male 1739 - Bef 1795  (< 56 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wells 
    Suffix [Not Proven] 
    Born 1739  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Property 15 Nov 1779  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    To-Do 1786  [2
    Residence - Location 
    County Formation 26 Oct 1786  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Petition # 33 
    Tax Records 1787  Bourbon County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Jno Waller Tax District 
    Tax Records 1788  Bourbon County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Edmond Mountjoy Tax District 
    County Formation 25 Oct 1788  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Petition # 55 
    Tax Records 1789  Bourbon County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Records 1790  Bourbon County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Jno Waller Tax District 
    Tax Records 1792  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Jas Brown Tax District 
    Court 10 Oct 1792  Bourbon County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Bond for James Sutton to mary Mary Wells 
    Tax Records 1793  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Jas Brown Tax District 
    Court 1794  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Case # 730 
    Family Tradition Edmund named sons Benjamin and David  [12
    • Role:
    Research Note This complete family is a work in progress and has not been proven 
    Tax Records 1795  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jas. Brown District 
    Name Benjamin David Wells 
    Reference Number W9118 
    Died Bef Oct 1795  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 28 Nov 1795  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Estate Inventory 
    Will 15 Dec 1795  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Estate Sale 
    FamilySearch ID LXMY-XVG 
    _UID 542058A35AA24630A83075D781978DDC8611 
    Person ID I9118  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2017 

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. John Wells, [Not Proven],   b. Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809
     2. Phoebe Wells, [Not Proven],   b. 1764, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797  (Age 33 years)
     3. Bazel Wells, [Not Proven],   b. Abt 1767, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1834, Gallatin County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     4. Ansor Wells, [Not Proven],   b. 1767, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810  (Age 43 years)
     5. Nancy Wells, [Not Proven],   b. 1770, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Wells, [Not Proven],   b. 1772, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. 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)
     8. Edmund B. Wells,   b. 12 Mar 1777, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1846, Morgan County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F3035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • This family is in a state of flux. I do not have any information that will tie the family together at this time. They are listed as a family for research purposes only.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1033] PA: Pennsulvania Land Warrants, Record type: Land Grant Warrant, Pennsylvania, Year of Issue: 1779, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (Date posted to database 09 Jan 2016).
      Name: Benjamin Wells Acreage: 400 Warrant Date: 15 Nov 1779 Warrant Location: Virginia Entries

    2. [S537] AA: To Do (RD), (Date posted to database 7 Jun 2017).

      [1786 Fayette County, Pennsylvania: Image 630, page 608- Found a Benjamin Hatton State Tax returns. Series 3 - Militia Rolls and Land Warrantees; VolĀ· 22, Returns of Taxables Pennsylvania; Amount of Tax 18.0]

    3. [S857] KY: Kentucky Legal Documents (VR), (Date posted to database 2 Aug 2017).
      Petition # 33, to not split Bourbon County.

    4. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Fayette County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1787, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).
      Tax District Jno Waller

    5. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Fayette County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1788, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wills, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).

    6. [S857] KY: Kentucky Legal Documents (VR), (Date posted to database 2 Aug 2017).
      Petition # 55, to not split Bourbon County, Kentucky

    7. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bourbon County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1790, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).

    8. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bourbon County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1791, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).

    9. [S780] KY: Bourbon County, Marriage Bonds (VR), (Date posted to database 14 Aug 2017); (Digital Image: Sutton, James and Mary Wells Marriage Bond.jpg).
      Know all men by these presents that we, James Sutton and Benj Wells, are held and firmly bound unto, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money. Which payment to be made to the said Governor and his successors. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of October 1792.

      The condition of the above is such that whereas the Tho ? Cox of Bourbon has this day issued license for the marriage of James Sutton and Mary Wells now if there is no cause to obstruct said marriage the above to be void.

      Signed: James Sutton and Benj Wells

      [My transcription may not be exact]

    10. [S710] KY: Kentucky Tax List, Issued by Bourbon County, Tax List, Date Recorded 1793, Person(s) of Interest Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 29 March 2013).

    11. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 12 Sep 2015).
      Bourbon County - Circuit Court - Civil and criminal case files
      Plaintiff: Benjamin Wells; Defendant: James Sutton; Case #: 730 Date: 1794
      [Needs to be checked out]

    12. [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).
      Edmund Wells named his two sons Benjamin and David

    13. [S774] KY: Bourbon County, Will Book A - 1786-1798 (BK), Chapter: November 1795 Court, Page Number: 236-238, Image 109 - 111, Person(s) of Interest: Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 2 October 2013); (Digital Image: Wells, Benjamin Estate); (Paper Copy: D002).
      In pursuance of an order of the worsipfull Court of Bourbon to us Directed Dated Oct Court 1795. We the subscribers proceeded to appraise the estate of Benjm Wells deceased which is as follows (to wit) [** then follows inventory of estate **] In witness where of we have here unto set our hand this 28th Oct 1795. Eneas McDonald, John Tucker, Wm Tucker. This inventory and appraisment of the estate of Benjamin Wells deceased was returned unto court and ordered to be recorded.

      [It appears that Benjamin died intestate, no will, as the county ordered an administrator. If Benjamin had a will he would have named a administrator in his will and the county would not have needed to name one.]

    14. [S774] KY: Bourbon County, Will Book A - 1786-1798 (BK), Chapter: November 1795 Court, Page Number: 238-239, Person(s) of Interest: Benjamin Wells, (posted to db on 2 October 2013); (Digital Image: Wells, Benjamin Estate); (Paper Copy: D002).
      According to the direction of the worshipfull court of Bourbon we have made an Inventory of all the articles sold at publick vendue belonging to the estate of Benjamin Wells deceased the amount of which is as follows (viz) [** following is a list of items sold and amounts **] Given under our hands this 15th of December Bazel Wells, Dorthy Wells Exector. This account of sales of the estate of Benjamin Wells deceased was returned into Court and ordered to be recorded.



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