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Samuel Garner Wells in Franklin, TX

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Re: Samuel Garner Wells in Franklin, TX

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 1:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.



1900 -
Name: S M Wells
[S C Wells]
Age: 54
Birth Date: Feb 1848
Birthplace: Missouri
[Missouri City, TX]
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas
[Franklin]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: S J Wells
Marriage Year: 1879
Years Married: 21
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation:

S M Wells 54, 2/48 MO - farmer
S J Wells 34, 10/68 TX
Moses Wells 16, 10/83 TX
Silas Wells 14, 7/85 TX
Allen Wells 12, 9/87 TX
E A Wells 10, 1/90 TX - dau
Carrie Wells 8, 8/91 TX [b: 1 Aug 1891 in Wills Point (Van Zant) Texas]
Nevada Wells 6, 1/94 TX - dau
A. Wells 2, 8/97 TX [Arabel]twin
Apolona Wells 2, 8/97 TX twin

1910 -
Name: Mose Wells
[Mose W Wells]
Age in 1910: 27
Birth Year: 1883
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Quinlan, Hunt, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Melissia Wells
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Texas

Mose Wells 27, TX - 2nd mariage
Melissia Wells 29, TX - 2nd marriage, married 2 yrs; 3 children
Sam Wells 10, TX - brother
Walter Wells 7, TX
Nelson Mayhew 7, TX - s/son

1920 -
Name: Mose Wells
[Mose W Wells]
[More Wells]
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Malicie Wells
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Mose Wells 38, TX
Malicie Wells 47, TN - both parents b. TN
Homer Wells 8, TX
Clyde Wells 6, TX
Sam Wells 19, TX - brother

In 1910 Mose claimed his father was born in MO.
In 1920 Mose claimed his father was born in ALA.
In 1930 Mose claimed his father was born in MO.

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Mose Wells
County: Titus
State: Texas
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1882
Race: White
farmer
married - Malissia

1930 -
Name: Mose W Wells
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Malisce Wells
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: farmer
Age at first marriage: 18
Parents' birthplace: MO/MO

Mose W Wells 48, TX
Malisce Wells 63, TN [should be 57/58 and not 63]; Age at first marriage: 39
Homer Wells 19, TX
Clyde Wells 17, TX
Nelson Wells 25, TX - divorced son, Age at first marriage: 19

1940 - Mose is not listed

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Samuel Garner Wells
Born: 48 Missouri
Died: 1904 Texas [died before TX inplemented death certificates.]
he married -
Sarah Jane Rohurst
Born: Texas
Died: 1904 in Texas

STORY - Samuel Garner WELLS
Believe to be from St. Louis, Mo.
Census report of Franklin County, Tx. 1900 lists S.G. (54), S.J. (wife - 34), Moses (16), Silas (14), Allen (12), E.A. (daughter Annie - (10)), Carrie (8), Nevada (6), A. (Arabelle (2), and Apolona (2). Also says father and mother were born in Ky. and Sarah's mother and father in Texas. Samuel and Sarah had been married 21 years at this time.
See 1910, even though Samuel and Jenny were dead by this time, Arabelle appears as an orphan of (I think) 12 years.
Possibly had home at Edgewood or Jacksonville, Tx. which the oldest child, Joseph may have claimed according to Carrie Wells.

Annie [Wells] Lambert tried to claim it about 1935-1939 at Jacksonville as which time she would have had to swear she was the only remaining child living, which she was not. She was not successful at this.

STORY - [from another researcher]
Best information as this time says Jenny and Samuel both died about 1904 in a measle epidemic, but I can get no sure evidence of this as the location of death was supposed to be Wills Point, Tx, but I can find no records of this.
I did find the death certificate of a Mrs. Wells that died in another small town close by, but there is nothing to show if it was or was not Jenny.

death record -
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: Mose Wells
Death Date: 25 Feb 1943
Death County: Smith
Certificate: 9468

Mose Walter WELLS
1st marriage -
Jane ROWHERST
Birth: in Texas
child -
Walter Lee WELLS
Birth: 31 Aug 1909 in Texas
Death: 18 Oct 1913 in Winfield, Titus, Texas

Malissa WOODS -
Birth: 16 Jul 1868 in Tennessee
Death: 20 Nov 1952 in Tyler, Smith, Texas

She first married -
James Clarence MAYHEW
Birth: 14 Aug 1877 in North Carolina
Death: 12 Nov 1919 in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas
Burial: 13 Nov 1919 Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas
she then married Mose Wells -

Mose Wells was divorced at the time of his death.



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raulwells 7 Mar 2012 5:58PM GMT 
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