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DAVID WELLS, bef 1765 .. PA? VA, KY, IN

DAVID WELLS, bef 1765 .. PA? VA, KY, IN

Posted: 4 Oct 2001 10:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wells, Almon, Cox, Roberts, Finnell, Adams, Power
Can anyone help me prove or disprove that the David Wells I am researching is the child of William Wells and Rebecca Oliver.
My David Wells is shown by census data to be born 1765 or before. He travelled with others from Pennsylvania (probably) through Virginia, Kentucky, and into southern Indiana, where he arrived in Knox/Gibson/Posey Co area by 1807, probably leaving his family behind until the area was made safe for settlement around 1816 or so. (That is the pattern of the other settlers in the area).
Like the David Wells who is the son of William and Rebecca, his wife's name was Mary. Like some of their children, he lived for a while in Nelson Co, KY. I have not seen a family lineage that lists more than four children for him; my David Wells may have had up to 12 (I cannot account for all of them).
He is probably related in some manner to the Thomas, Abraham Sr and Jr, and Jesse Wells who were living near to him in Nelson Co KY in the early 1800s. The names David, William, James, John, and Thomas recur in the family for many generations. I cannot yet "prove" the names of his daughters, but some of the possibilities are Martha, Nancy, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Ruth.
Does anyone out there have any information that can prove or disprove my belief that this David is the son of William and Rebecca?
Thank you for any help you can give me.

Re: DAVID WELLS, bef 1765 .. PA? VA, KY, IN

Posted: 5 Oct 2001 3:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Oct 2001 5:29AM GMT
Surnames: Wells
Maggie wrote: Can anyone help me prove or disprove that the David Wells I am researching is the child of William Wells and Rebecca Oliver?

The David Wells who was a son of William Wells and Rebecca Oliver married Mary Ann Patterson b: Cir 1767 had the following children according to researchers on this family:

William Wells (birth date unknown)
Elizabeth Wells (birth date unknown)
Jane Wells (b: between 1785 and 1794) married William H. McCrary
Abigail Wells b: Cir 1789 m: John Oskins
Rebecca Wells b: Cir 1790 m: Jeremiah Weaver
Anna Wells b: Cir 1793 m: James Woodard
Richard Wells b: Bef. 1794 m: Ann Collins
James Wells b: Aft 1803 m: Sarah Allen
Mary "Polly" Wells b: Cir 1805 m: John Richeson
Levi Wells b: Cir 1807 m: Casteel

Orin R. Wells
Wells Family Research Association
OrinWells@wells.org


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