Posted By:TM Wells
Subject:Manson H Wells and Eleanor/Ellen Whitmore
Post Date:July 08, 2008 at 12:26:05
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Forum:Dinwiddie County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Looking for parents/sibs of Manson H Wells and Eleanor F Whitmore. Both were born in Virginia; Manson about 1825 (died 1900 in Raleigh, NC) and Eleanor about 1834 (appeared to have died between 1880 and 1900 in Johnston Co, NC). The earliest that I find them is 1860 on the north side of the Nuese River in Johnston Co, North Carolina.

They had three children:

1. Hollomon Donald (born 1852 in Petersburg, VA, found town on the death certificate of his eldest son, Winston - Hallie was married to Amanda Julie Woodard in Wayne Co, NC)

2. Alamana (or Alamanda)(born about 1857 in VA - married Euguene Raiford in Johhnston, NC)

3. Nelson Divolilica (born 1867 in Johnston Co, NC - married Charlotte 'Nettie' A Finlayson in Johnston, NC)

I may have found Eleanor (Ellen) in 1850 living in Lower, Chesterfield, VA living in the household of Herbert Wells (but the age is listed as 1827). I do not see Manson anywhere in 1850.

Family lore says that they were from Dinwiddie Co.

Thanks so much,