This is a general question for all:
How do we know that S.M. Wells is Samuel Garner Wells?
1900 Census has his name as SM or SG. I have found no other documentation to show his full name. I found the death certificates of some of the kids. Two had no names listed for parents. Two had John as the dad. One had Joseph as the dad from Cole County MO. One had James as the dad. Can't find the other kids' death certificates.