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Re: Cornelius Wells family in Noble Co
Posted by: Deb Wils (ID *****1022) Date: May 01, 2009 at 12:26:58
In Reply to: Cornelius Wells family in Noble Co by Mark Butler of 561

The only possibility I saw was Barton Wells. You may want to investigate him further.

It sounds like Barton's family came from Rhode Island, not New Jersey, as was shown on the 1880 census for Cornelius. Of course, census records aren't the most accurate records!

1880 Enoch, Noble, Ohio census

Carnelius Wells, 64 , OH, NJ, NJ

Link to Wells Family History - Rhode Island to Ohio, which mentions Barton Wells

Before Noble County was formed the northern portion of Jefferson Township belonged to Enoch Township, Monroe County, and the sourthern portion to Aurelius Township, Washington County.

Baxton (Barton?) Wells was an early settler and died here. His farm was on the creek below Middleburg. He was large and very strong and of good intelligence. He had several sons and a large number of daughters who were noted for their good looks and lady-like manners. The girls received such names as Lucinda, Dorinda, Malinda, etc, until the supply of "Rindas" gave out, and the last two daughters received less unusual names.,+Ohio&lr=&as_brr=3#PPA532,M1

Barton Wells 1780-1/3/1842. Buried at Hesson Family Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio

Hannah Wells 1792-10/2/1835. Buried at Hesson Family Cemetery, Noble County, Ohio

Barton Wells was 60-70 on the 1840 Enoch, Monroe, Ohio census
2 males 10-15, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15.

Barton Wells was 50-60 on the 1830 Elk, Monroe, Ohio census
1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20,2 females under 5, 2 females 5-10, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 30-40.

Barton Wells was in Fearing, Washington, Ohio in 1820

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