WELLS ANNEX

 

Mercy (Wells) Camp Pedigree

(Start at generation 3, below.)

 

Special thanks to Ronald "Ron" Henry Cobb, paragraph 4.C.14.c.(4.(a.(2) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page, who compiled much of the information in this annex.  Ron's research is recorded in greater detail at http://www.ancestry.com/.

 

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Origin of the surname “Wells:”

 

Of English origin, dating back to 1194 when William de Wells founded the line in Lincolnshire.

 

Generation

 

 

X   William de Wells

 

In 1194 founded the surname “Wells” in Lincolnshire, England

 

 

 

10  Thomas Welles

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born November 1566 in Essex, England.  Died 26 May 1620 at Colchester, Essex, England.

 

2.  Wife: Helen Sidney

 

Born 1570 in England.  Died 1646 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Welles in 1598 at Colchester, Essex, England.

 

3.  Child:

 

a. Hugh Thomas Welles: See generation 9, below.

 

9   Hugh Thomas Welles

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1590 at Colchester, Essex, England.  Died 14 January 1659 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

2.  Wife: Frances Belcher

 

Born 1598 at Colchester, Essex, England; daughter of Dabridgecourt and Elizabeth (Fisher) Belcher.  Died 1 March 1678 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Hugh Thomas Welles in 1619 at Colchester, England.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Grace Welles: Born 1611 at Shelton, Bedfordshire, England.  Died 7 August 1648 in Guilford Township, New Haven Connecticut.

 

b. Hugh Welles: Born 1620 at Colchester, Essex, England.  Died 22 December 1678 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

c. Thomas Wells: See generation 8, below.

 

d. Ann Welles: Born about 1622 in Bedfordshire, England.

 

e. Mary Welles: Born 1626 at Colchester, Essex, England.  Died 3 July 1700 in Harford County, Connecticut.

 

f. John Welles: Born 1628 at Colchester, Essex, England.  Died 18 October 1692 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

8   Thomas Wells

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 10 January 1620 at Colchester, Essex, England.  Died 30 September 1676 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

2.  Wife: Mary Beardsley

 

Born about 1631 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England; daughter of William and Mary (Harvey) Beardsley.  Died 20 September 1691 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Thomas Wells on 1 May 1651 in Stratford Township, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Thomas Wells: Born 10 June 1652 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 1691.

 

b. Mary Wells: Born 1 October 1653 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died there the same day.

 

c. Sarah Wells: Born 5 May 1655 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 1676.

 

d. Jonathan Wells: Born about 1657 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 14 January 1738 in Deerfield Township, Franklin County, Massachusetts.

 

e. John Wells: Born 14 January 1657 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died there the same day.

 

f. John Wells: Born 13 April 1660 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died there 20 January 1680.

 

g. Samuel Wells: Born about 1661 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 9 August 1690 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

h. Mary Wells: Born 6 September 1664 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died there 15 March 1751.

 

i. Noah Wells: See generation 7, below.

 

j. Hannah Wells: Twin.  Born 20 July 1668 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 17 December 1733 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

k. Ebenezer Wells: Twin.  Born 20 July 1668 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died before 1702 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

l. Daniel Wells: Born 11 December 1669 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died there 11 June 1670.

 

m. Ephriam Wells: Born 1 April 1671 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 30 September 1748.

 

n. Joshua Wells: Born 18 February 1673 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died there 1676.

 

o. Abigail Wells: Born 1675 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

 

7   Noah Wells

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 26 July 1666 in Hadley Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 1711 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.

 

2.  Wife: Mary White

 

Born 5 August 1665 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts; daughter of Domingo and Sarah (Crow) White.  Married Noah Wells in 1685 in Hatfield Township, Massachusetts.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Mary Wells: Born 10 December 1686 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 15 August 1719 in New London Township, New London County, Connecticut.

 

b. Sarah Wells: Born 6 October 1692 in Hatfield Township, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.  Died 3 August 1766.

 

c. John Wells: Born 4 September 1694 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died 8 September 1715.

 

d. Jonathan Wells: See generation 6, below.

 

e. Samuel Wells: Born 1697 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died there 1746.

 

f. Hannah Wells: Born 11 July 1699 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died 7 December 1758.

 

6   Jonathan Wells

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1695 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died there 25 January 1756.

 

2.  Wife: Mary Newton

 

Born 23 April 1699 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut; daughter of James and Mary (Hubbell) Newton.  Died there 10 January 1754.  Married Jonathan Wells on 11 July 1717 in Colchester Township.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Jonathan Wells: Born 13 April 1718 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died there 29 April 1780.

 

b. Simeon Wells: Born 17 June 1720 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died 1820 in Waitsfield Township, Washington County, Vermont.

 

c. Rubin Wells: born 23 May 1722 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.

 

d. Mary Wells: Born 14 September 1724 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.

 

e. James Wells: See generation 5, below.

 

f. Irene Wells: Born 4 May 1729 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

g. Hubbell Wells: Born 1730 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

h. Levi Wells: Born 19 October 1735 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 1803.

 

i. Judah Wells: (male) Born 9 March 1738 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died 19 May 1779 in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

j. Asahel Wells: Born 1740 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 17 December 1762.

 

k. Martha Wells: Born 1742 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

5   Lieutenant James Wells

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 13 September 1728 in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1732 in Colchester Twp, New London Co., CT).  Died 3 July 1778 in a battle in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania.  Was 6’ 7” tall.  In 1771 moved to Wyoming County, Pennsylvania with his wife and 9 children, where he was employed by the Susquehanna Company to survey township boundary lines.  In 1774 moved from there to Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Returned to the Wyoming Valley in 1776 because the threat from Indians was increasing.  That same year James enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant in the First Independent Company of Wyoming under the command of Captain Robert Durkee and participated in the Revolutionary War.  Early in 1778, while with Washington’s Army in New Jersey, James learned of threatening conditions in the Wyoming Valley and, with Lieutenant Perrin Ross, took a leave of absence in late June to return to that region.  Both died in the battle that occurred on 3 July 1778.  Tradition says James was wounded in the leg, but was able to hold off the Indians until he was tomahawked.

 

2.  Wife: Hannah Loomis

 

Born 15 July 1732 (also seen: b. abt 1725) in Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut; daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Withrell) Loomis.  Died 1795, age 70, in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Of Colchester, Connecticut.  Married Lieutenant James Wells on 28 March 1754 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Following his death, Hannah and her 10 children fled back to Connecticut with other friends.  Returned to Wyalusing Township, Pennsylvania in 1787.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. James Wells, Jr.: Born 1755 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Settled at Honeoye Falls, New York.  In 1776 enlisted in the 1st Independent Company of Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

 

b. Olive Wells: Born 21 March 1756 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1762).

 

c. Betsey Wells: Born 7 May 1758 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1760).

 

d. Hannah Wells: Born 17 January 1762 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1757).

 

e. Reuben Wells: Born 8 April 1764 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1768).  Married Abigail Turrell and resided on Wyalusing Creek, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Later moved to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

 

f. Amasa Wells: Born 26 July 1765 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died 28 July 1863 in Le Raysville Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Settled at Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylania.  Later moved to Pike Township, Bradford County.  Married Sarah Lewis (b. 1 Mar 1769 in New Milford Twp, CT, d. 18 Oct 1823) (also seen: m. Tamer (?)), daughter of Thomas and Mary (Turrell) Lewis, on 17 January 1787 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut and had the following children:

 

(1. Loomis Wells: Born 12 April 1789 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

(2. Cyrus Wells: Born July 1790 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

(3. Sally Phoebe Wells: Born 26 November 1791 in New Milford Township, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  Died 27 July 1849 at Camptown, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Elijah Camp, son of Job and Anna (Oviatt) Camp, on 18 January 1810 in New Milford Township (see gen 2 of the Camp Annex).

 

(4. Mary Wells: Born June 1794 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.  Married (?) Fuller.

 

(5. Amasa Wells, Jr.: Born June 1796 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

(6. Beebe Wells: Born June 1798 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

(7. Martha Wells: Born 1800 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

(8. Calista Wells: Born 1802 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

(9. Amy Wells: Born about 1804 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.  Died 21 March 1871 in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

(10. Harriet Wells: Born 1811 at Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

 

g. Guy Wells: See generation 4, below.

 

h. Cyrus Wells: Born 24 July 1768 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1770).  Settled in New York.

 

i. Theodosia/Theodotia Wells: (female) Born 9 December 1770 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1772).

 

j. Alice Wells: Born 6 December 1772 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut (also seen: b. 1774).

 

k. Molly Wells: Born 1773 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.

 

l. Mary Wells: Born 1776 in Wyoming Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

 

4   Guy Wells

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 22 August 1766 in Colchester Township, New London County, Connecticut.  Died 8 April 1828, age 62, at Merryall, Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

2.  Husband: Elizabeth Ross

 

Married Guy Wells in May 1790.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Eliza Wells: Born 17 January 1792.

 

b. Chester Wells: Born 12 November 1794.

 

c. Mercy Mattie Wells: See generation 3, below.

 

d. Levi Wells: Born 23 November 1798.

 

e. Hannah Wells: Born 3 November 1800.

 

f. Sophia Wells: Born 7 December 1803.

 

g. Perrin Wells: Born 30 November 1806.  Perhaps the Perrin Wells who, in 1828, was a tailor at Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

 

h. William S. Wells: Born 6 October 1808.

 

i. Gay Wells: Born 21 July 1813.

 

3   Mercy Wells:

 

Born 13 September 1796.  Married Israel Camp, paragraph 3.j. of generation 3 of the Camp Annex in 1814.

 

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Other, still unidentified Wells, names:

 

1. Vicky Wells: (photos)

 

 

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