picture James Lewis Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Mar 18, 1837 - Epsom, NH
    Christening: 
          Death: Oct 22, 1911 - Epsom, NH
         Burial: in McClary-Epsom, NH Center Cemetery, Epsom, NH
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: Samuel Wells
         Mother: Harriet Wicome

Spouses and Children
1. *Abbie L. Meserve
       Marriage: Apr 10, 1860 - Epsom, NH
       Children:
                1. Melissa J. Wells
                2. William S. Wells
                3. Rachel A. Wells
                4. Hattie J. Wells
                5. Harvey J. Wells

Notes
General:
Buried in the McClary Cemetery, Epsom, NH.
One child died suddenly in a fit July 25, 1865, Name unknown.
Living with parents in 1860 census as "Lewis"
WELLS, James Lewis
October 22, 1911
Paper Unknown
James L. Wells passed away at the home of Mrs. Jeffery's, Short Falls, last Monday morning, aged 74 years. Mr. Wells has been a great sufferer for some time with a cancer in his throat. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rachel Pike, and one son, Harvey J. Wells; also a grandson, Charles C. Rogers, of Pittsfield. The funeral services were held from the house Wednesday. Interment in McClary cemetery.
James Lewis Wells, a life long resident of this town, died at his boarding place on the Suncook road, Sunday afternoon, after an illness of about a year's duration of cancer. He was born in Epsom, March 18, 1837, the son of Samuel and Harriet (Wicom) Wells. He was married April 10, 1861 to Abbie L. Meserve, of this town, who died June 11, 1910.
In his early life he was a miller, but late years he has worked by the day at what ever came his way.
Funeral services were held from the place of death, Wednesday at 12 o'clock, Rev. J.E. Everhingham officiating.
The bearers were M.C. Philbrick, J.V. Bunker, J.C. Fogg and Charles Hall.
Marriage Notes (Abbie L. Meserve)
Married by Rev. Moses Quimby. NH Vital records give also 1860 and 1862 as years of the marriage. His obit gives it as 1861.

picture Jane Wells

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1824 - Pennsylvania
    Christening: 
          Death: Bef 1860
         Burial: 
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Spouses and Children
1. *Allen Nelson
       Marriage: Jan 3, 1847 - Cuyahoga, Ohio
       Children:
                1. Charles Nelson

Notes
Marriage Notes (Allen Nelson)
Ohio Marriages, Allen Nelson to Jane Wells, Jan. 3, 1847, Cuyahoga, Ohio

picture Jeremiah Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Oct 9, 1757 - Rye, NH
    Christening: 
          Death: 
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Parents
         Father: Samuel Wells
         Mother: Priscilla Dowst


picture
John Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Chichester, NH
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 
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Spouses and Children
1. *Sally Edmunds
       Marriage: Dec 1, 1814 - Chichester, NH
       Children:
                1. Nancy M. Wells
                2. Polly Wells
                3. John E. Wells
                4. Elvira B. Wells

Notes
General:
"Of Chichester"
Marriage Notes (Sally Edmunds)
Married by Josiah Carpenter

picture John Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1807 - Epsom, NH 26
    Christening: 
          Death: May 27, 1867 - Epsom, NH 74
         Burial: 
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Parents
         Father: Daniel Wells
         Mother: Lucy Emerson

Spouses and Children
1. *Lovey Unknown
       Marriage: 

Notes
General:
Most likely of this family. The 1850 census lists a John Wells age 45 and wife Love, age 31. There does not seem to be another other connection for this John. Dolbeer gives his age at death as 60, which would have him born 1807, though the census in 1850 would place his birth at 1805. The only other John Wells in the area is in Chichester - John Wells and Sally Edmunds, who also had a son John E., who died in Manchester and was born about 1823. His father married Sally Edmonds in 1814, and there is no date of birth or death. His wife died in Epsom, NH, and for this John Wells of Chichester to have died in 1867, he would have only been about age 7 at the time of his marriage. This makes the above John who married Love unknown, and appears in the Epsom, NH 1850 census as the likely John Wells who died in Epsom, NH 1867.

Records of Deaths for Epsom, NH give his age as about 60, and his birth as Epsom, NH.

picture John Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 
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          Death: 
         Burial: 
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Spouses and Children
1. *Jane (Grant ?)
       Marriage: 
       Children:
                1. John Wells
                2. Daniel Wells

Notes
General:
There are no Well's families in Epsom in the 1790 Census, in1800 there appears John Wells, with a wife, one female 10 to 16, and an older female 45 and up. He buys part of lot 19 and sells it to John Wells Jr.
1810 John Wells is in Epsom with 1 young son, under 10 and his wife across town near Levi, Abel and Enoch BrownJr.
1810 Daniel Wells in Epsom with 2 males under 10, 2 females under 10 and his wife. Living near Aaon Babb, John Grant, John Grant Jr., Simon and William Grant.

R 125-325 December 16, 1788
John Wells of Epsom, yeoman to Ebenezer Wallace of Epsom
Land in Epsom part of lot 9 in the first range original right of Zachariah Foss to take its beginning at the westerly end of said lot then to run easterly and carry the full width so far as to contain 36 aces.

Rockingham Deed 149-321 1792, John Grant of Epsom to John Wells of Epsom, part of lot 19, 20 acres


Rockingham Deed 144-82 John and Jane Wells, sell 20 acres, part of lot 19 in Epsom, to John Wells Jr. of Epsom, July 6, 1796

Poll Tax in Epsom
1793 - John Wells, Abraham Wells Jr.
1794 - John Wells
1795 - John Wells
1797 - Jno Wells, Jno Wells Jr.
1798 - John Wells, John Wells Jr.
1799 - John Wells, John Wells Jr.
1800 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1801 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1802 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1803 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1806 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1807 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1808 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1809 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1810 - John Wells, Daniel Wells (poll only)
1811 - John Wells
1812 - John Wells
1813 - John Wells, Daniel Wells
1814 - John Wells, Daniel Wells
1815 - John Wells, Daniel Wells
1816 - John Wells, Daniel Wells
1817 - John Wells, Daniel Wells
1818 - Daniel Wells
1821 - Daniel Wells

picture John Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Oct 4, 1745 - Rye, NH
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 
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Parents
         Father: Samuel Wells
         Mother: Priscilla Dowst

Spouses and Children
1. *Elizabeth Rollins
       Marriage: Nov 7, 1769


picture
John Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1772 - Epsom, NH 52
    Christening: 
          Death: Sep 19, 1817 - Epsom, NH
         Burial: 
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Parents
         Father: John Wells
         Mother: Jane (Grant ?)

Spouses and Children
1. Rebecca
       Marriage: 

2. *Rachel Libbey
       Marriage: Oct 22, 1815 - Epping, NH 74

Notes
General:
Epsom, NH Church records record his death at age 45. An IGI file would put his birth around 1784. He died intestate and John Chesley settled the estate. The 1800 US Census gives in his household 1 male between 26-45, a female 10-16, 1 female 26-45 and 1 female 45+. Since he did not marry Rachel Libbey until 1815, then it is possible that he married earlier, since the female between 26 and 45 could not be Rachel, as 1)they were not married yet, and 2) she would be under age 26.

1800 US Census
John Wells, male 26-45
Rebecca, 26 to 45
Female 45 and up, possilbe mother Jane

1810 US Census
John, 26 and under 45
Rebecca, 26 and under 45
unknown male under 10

Rockingham Deed 144-82 John and Jane Wells, sell 20 acres, part of lot 19 in Epsom, to John Wells Jr. of Epsom, July 6, 1796

Rockingham Deed 149-349 John and Rebecca Wells sell land in Epsom, part of lot 19 to Nathan Marden, Nov.8, 1796

Rockingham Deeds 160-155 August 28, 1798
Ebenezer Foss of Epsom to John Wells Junr. of EPsom, land in Epsom, part of lot 30 in the first range, 30 acres.

Rockingham Deeds 179-307 Aug. 12, 1806
John Wells of Epsom to John Godfrey of Epsom,
Lat 30 in the first range, 30 acres.

NH Patriot 8-27-1816
Notice.
ABSCONDED from the town of Epsom, JOHN WELLS, a town pauper. The subscribers hereby forbid all persons furnishing him with supplies on the account of the town, for we will not pay any charges incurred for his support subsequent to this date, except by special contract.
SAMUEL MORRILL, BICKFORD LANG, Selectmen of Epsom
Epsom, Aug. 19, 1816
Marriage Notes (Rachel Libbey)
NHVR record gives her name as Rachel Kibbee

picture John E. Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Abt 1823 - Chichester, NH
    Christening: 
          Death: May 5, 1892 - Manchester, NH 74
         Burial: 
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           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: John Wells
         Mother: Sally Edmunds

Spouses and Children
1. *Loella E. Chase
       Marriage: Mar 11, 1844 - Canterbury, NH
       Children:
                1. Horace E. Wells
                2. Luella Elizabeth Wells
                3. John Edward Wells

2. Katie Traverse
       Marriage: Oct 15, 1891 - Epsom, NH

Notes
General:
His second marriage, he was age 68 at that time and "of Epsom, NH." Buried Mt. Hope, Boston, MA

picture John Edward Wells

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Oct 18, 1857 - Boston, MA
    Christening: 
          Death: Apr 15, 1881 - Boston, MA
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 
           AFN : 
                 

Parents
         Father: John E. Wells
         Mother: Loella E. Chase

Spouses and Children
1. *Nellie Lavina Robinson
       Marriage: Jan 1, 1880 - Boston, MA

Notes
General:
Mass vital records, births, parents John E. and Loella Wells.


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