GENEALOGY OF THE WELLS FAMILY OF HARALSON OCUNTY, GEORGIA
John B. Wells III
216 Lake Ridge Drive
Newnan, Georgia 30263
Barnabe (Barnaby) Wells married Grace ____(?)______
Born c.1637 Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died 3/3/1686 Old Rappahannock Co., VA
John Wells married Elizabeth Brantley
Born c.1677 Rappahannock Co., VA
Died 2/1731 Rappahannock Co.(Richmond) VA
George Wells married (1)Sara _____ (2)Eliza ______
Born c.1702 Rappahannock Co.(Richmond) VA
Died 9/2/1761 Lunenburg Co., VA
Elijah Wells married Phoebe Nance 7/3/1753
Born c.1729 Lunenburg Co., VA
Captain, 2nd Battalion South Carolina Royalists (pro-British) during Revolutionary War
Died c.1780s Union Co., SC
Abner Wells married Mary Waters
Born c.1770 NC or SC
Died 1844 DeKalb Co., GA
George Wells married Milly ____(?)_____
Born c.1798-1802 North Carolina born c.1803 North Carolina
Died before 1870 Cherokee Co., Alabama died after 1871 Cherokee Co., Alabama
George Washington Wells married Mary Ann Evans in Cherokee Co.,GA 10/14/1852
Born c.1830-32 Hall Co., GA
Pvt., Co. H, 48th Alabama Infantry, CSA
Died 3/6-7/1863 Cherokee Co., AL
John T. Wells married Sarah A. E. Wood in Harlason Co.,GA 10/17/1875
Born c.1856-57 Cherokee Co., Georgia born c.1860 Georgia
George W. Wells married Selena(Selma) Wright in Haralson Co.,GA 12/20/1903
Born 10/27/1874-9 Harlason Co.,GA born 10/8/1886 Harlason Co., GA
Died 10/30/1954 Haralson Co., GA Died 6/8/1936 Haralson Co., GA |
John Wells married Jewel _______
Born c.1916 Haralson Co.,GA
1752 Tax list for Lunenburg Co., VA Lyddall Bacon’s List, page 180
LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA – WILLS
Page 334. Will. I, George Wells of L, sick and weak -
All my just debts are to be punctually paid.
To my sons, Elijah Wells and Abner Wells - 200 acres where I
live, to be equally divided between them, that is to
say, the plantation or that part of the land where
Elijah now lives, to Elijah, and that part of the land
where I live and plantation, to my son Abner.
To my son Abner - my Negro man slave named Harry, and my
Negro child Judy.
To my daughter Susanna - my Negro woman Doll, and her choice
of my cows.
To my wife - the rest of my estate, during her natural life,
and at her death, to be equally divided between my 4
[sic] children, Elija, Hannah, Ann, Susanna, and Abner.
Executors - Elija Wells and Federick Nance.
Signed Sep 2, 1761 - George Wells.
Witnesses - Geo Walton, Barnaby Wells (B his mark), Edward
Hayley (+ his mark).
At Oct 6, 1761 Court, the will of the deceased was
exhibited by Elija Wells, one of the executors, and the same
was proved by the oaths of 3 of the witnesses, and ordered
to be recorded. And on the motion of said executor,
certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of said
will, whereupon he, together with James Foster and George
Foster, his securities, entered into their bond, reserving
liberty to Frederick Nance, the other executor, to join in
probate thereof when he shall think fit.
516. Wells, George 9-2-1761; 10-6-1761; W.B. 1/334 Mentions: Wife: Eliza Wells Sons: Elijah Wells, Abner Wells Daughters: Susannah Wells, Ann Wells, Eliza Wells, Hannah Wells Executors: Eliza Wells (wife), Frederick Nance Witnesses: Geo. Walton, Barnaby (his X mark) Wells, Edward (his X mark) Hayly.
515. Wells, Abner 3-6-1800; 7-10-1800; W.B. 5/23-24 Mentions: Sons: Matthew Wells, George Pryor Wells, Robert Wells, John James Wells, Thomas Wells, Frances Wells. Daughters: Casandra Wells, Martha Wells Executors: Frederick Nance, Robert Watkins, James Collier, Joseph Yarbrough Witnesses: Josiah Watson, Thomas (his X mark) Lammont, Anna (her X mark) Lammont.
8 Oct 1762 Prince Edward Co, Va, Deed Book 2, pg 173
William Brown of Prince Edward Co gave land (a "Deed of Gift") to Sarah
Wells of Lunenburg Co, Va. "..that for the natural love and affection
that I have for the above said Mrs. Wells, I, William Brown do give unto
the said Sarah Wells the plantation I now live." "During her natural
life, also a Negro wench named, Anck, aged 99, which plantation and
Negro I do give to the said Sarah Wells, the widow of Mr. George Wells,
Decd." Signed by William Brown and witnessed by Elijah Wells, Phebe
Wells, and Anthony Mills, Court.
Union Co., SC Will Book A, 529-533
Release 6/27/1787 Larkin Wells, eldest son and heir at law of Elijah Wells of Union Co. to John Ewart, land purchased in Union Co., SC by Elijah Wells on 1/3/1769 proved in Mecklenburg Co., NC in 1769. Witness: Larkin Wells (W) and Abner Wells.
Union Co. SC Misc. Records Book 1&2, page 38-39, Phoebe Wells widow of Elijah Wells dcd and Larkin Wells heir of Elijah Wells sell property on SS Pacolet River in Union Co. Signed Pheby Wells(X) and Larkin Wells(W) Witness: George Wells & Abner Wells, recorded 6/23/1788
Union Co., SC Deed Book F, page 169-170, 11/10/1798, Phebe Wells widow to James Haney part of land conveyed to her 4/9/1795, witnesses: Abner Wells and Mary Wells (this Phoebe could be widow of Larkin???)
Union Co., SC Deed Book I, page 41, Abner Wells witnessed deed on 7/31/1806
South Carolina RoyalistsCertification of Half Pay
We the undernamed Officers of the 2nd Battalion of South Carolina Royalists Do Hereby Certify that on our arriving at Hudson’s Ferry from Carolina with the Men of whom Said Battalion were afterward Composed Col: CAMPBELL did distribute the Said men into Six Companies under different Captains. And on observing that Mr. George CARTER, Mr. Isaac GRAY and Mr. James HARVEY, had resigned the men whom they brought from Carolina to fill up the Six Companies then formed. He the Said Colonel CAMPBELL did assure the foresaid CARTER, GRAY and HARVEY that they should receive Captain’s Half Pay untill they should have the opportunity of raising their Companies in Carolina. And we do further Certify that Mr. James HARVEY had sett off with Leave to raise men in Carolina and was absent on that attempt when Half Pay was confirmed to CARTER & GRAY by His Excelly. Major Genl. Aug: PREVOST. Christopher COLEMAN Major 2nd B. S. [C.] Royalist
Elijah WELLS Captn.
David REES Captn.
Stephen MAYFIELD Captn.
Revd. John DEVAUX M.S. and Chaplain to the 1st Batt. So. Carolina Royalists
 Great Britain, Public Record Office, Chancery, Class 106, Volume 89, Part 1.
George Wells 1710-1761 b.Richmond Co., VA d.VA m. Sarah Eliza Brown?
Bros. Thomas & Barnaby
Elijah Wells 1740-17--?? b.Orange Co., VA to Lunenburg Co. d.Union Co.,SC married Phoebe Nance
Larkin Wells 1765- Lunenburg Co., VA Abner Wells b.c.1768
Abner Wells, b.25 Sept. 1770 (VA, SC, NC?), m. ca. 1789-1790 Mary Waters in SC (prob. Union Co.). He died 3 May 1844, prob. DeKalb. Co., GA.
Mary Waters was b. 15 Aug. 1773 in MD and d. 4 July 1829 in Putnam Co. GA.
Abner Wells and Mary Waters had the following children:
l. Nicholas Waters Wells, b. 13 Oct. 1790, SC, prob.Union Co; m. Susan Bullock. He d. 2 Dec. 1829, Bibb Co. GA. They had no children.
2. Sarah, b. 16 Aug. 1793
3. Elijah, b. 22 Feb. 1796
4. George, b. 22 Mar. 1798
5, Mary Nancy, b. 22 Jan. 1800
6. Elizabeth, b. 16 May 1803
7. Abner F. (Fletcher?), b. 1 Sept 1805
8. John W., b. 6 Jan 1808
9. Nancy Mapp, b. 22 April 1809, m. John White ca. 1836 prob. DeKalb Co., GA. She d. 21 June 1888, DeKalb Co., GA
10. Winnie O., b. 15 April 1811, GA
11. Francis Marion (male), b. 8 Mar. 1813, Putnam Co., GA
12. Martha Gaston b. 6 May 1815, Putnam Co., GA; m.3 July 1833 to William Terry McDaniel in DeKalb Co., GA; she died 9 Aug. 1887 in Itawamba Co., MS.
13. James W., b. 12 Jan 1819, Putnam Co., GA.
George Wells Milly ____?____
Born c.1798-1802 North Carolina born c.1803 North Carolina
To Putnam Co., GA before 1813 died after 1870 Cherokee Co., Alabama
To Hall Co. GA before 1827
To Cherokee Co., AL between 1832 and 1840
Died before 1870 Cherokee Co., Alabama
James S. Wells b. 1824 Georgia
William West Wells b. 1828 Georgia Co.K,55th AL Infantry
George W. Wells b.1830-32 Georgia Co.H, 48th AL Infantry
Mary Wells b. 1832 Georgia
Sarah A. Wells b.1834 Georgia married ______ Whitmore
Matthew K. H. Wells b. 1840 Cherokee Co., Alabama Co.B,55th AL Infantry deceased
Burrell H. Wells b.1843 Cherokee Co., Alabama Co.H,48th AL Infantry
1790 Union Co., SC Census 96th District
Geo Wells 1030
Abner Wells 0111 2 slaves(may be an error-double entry)
Abner Wells 0112 2 slaves
1800 Union Co., SC Census folio 595(page 249)
Abner Wells 21010-30100-04
George Wells 20010-00101-00
1813 Putnam Co., GA tax list Capt. David Rosser’s District
The Third or 1820 Land Lottery of GA by Rev. Silas E. Lucas, Jr., Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC 1986, page 351
George Wells res. Putnam Co. Little’s Dist draw in Irwin Co.
Ben Wells Jr. res. Putnam Co. Buckner’s Dist.
Joshua S. Wells res. Putnam Co. Stamper’s Dist.
Thomas Wells res. Putnam Co. Stamper’s Dist.
William Wells res. Putnam Co. res. Buckner’s Dist.
“persons entitled to draw bachelor 18 years old or over, 3 year res. Of GA & cit. of USA = 1 draw”
1820 Putnam Co., GA Census page 2
Abner Wells 211101-21101 10 slaves (both m & f 45+)
Geo Wells 0001 (16-26)
Elijah Wells 0001 (16-26)
1827 GA Land Lottery
Abner Wells res. Of Putnam Co. land in Muscogee
1830 Hall Co., GA Census folio 103
George Wells 32001-00001
Howell Whitmire(Rev. vet.) next door(poss. Father of Milly)
The Families of Hall Co., GA 1817-1849 by Robert S. Davis, Magnolia Press, Gainesville, GA 1991, pages 111-172
Francis C. Andoe Store Accounts in Hall Co.
George Wells: 3/5/1827, 1828, 1831, 4/24/1832 “P.R. (Howell) Whitmere, 1/28/1833
1840 Cherokee Co., Alabama Census page 15
George Wells 204001-010001
1850 Cherokee Co., Alabama Census
George Wells age 48 NC farmer $400
Milly age 48 NC
William age 22 GA
George age 20 GA
Mary age 18 GA
Matthew age 10 AL
Burrell age 07 AL (Co.H, 48th Alabama Infantry, CSA)
Cherokee County, GA Marriage Book B, page 172
[George] Washington Wells married Mary Ann Evans 10/14/1852
1860 Cherokee Co., Georgia Census Fair Play Precinct family 288
G. W. Wells age 27 GA farm laborer $28
Mary(Evans) age 27 NC married 10/14/1852 in Cherokee Co., GA)
William age 07 GA
James age 05 GA
John T. age 03 GA
Thomas age 01 GA
Sarah A. Whitmire age 26 GA
James S. Wells age 33 farmer $100 b.GA and family #290
1870 Cherokee Co., AL Census Township #10 page 19
J.S. Wells 46 farm hand GA
Nancy ? GA
Sarah E. 20 AL
M. Wells 66 mother NC $800-$100
1870 Polk Co., Georgia Census
Mary A. Wells age 40 SC
George age 16 GA
James age 14 GA
John T. age 12 GA
Thomas H. age 10 GA
Henry age 08 AL
Susan age 04 AL(NOTE: Not the daughter of George W. Wells)
1880 Haralson Co., Georgia Census
Mary A. Wells age 50 NC ? ? (Widow of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
Thomas H. age 20 GA AL NC (Son of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
Henry W. age 17 GA AL NC (Son of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
Susan A. age 13 GA AL NC (NOTE: Not the daughter of George W. Wells)
James F. Wells age 24 GA AL SC (Son of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
Nelly A. age 25 TN AL TN
Mattie A. age 02 GA GA TN
John T. Wells age 22 GA AL GA (Son of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
Sarah E. (Wood)age 20 GA GA GA
Mary A. age 02 GA GA GA
George W. age 01 GA GA GA
George W. Wells age 26 GA SC SC (Son of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
Mary M. (Wood) age 32 GA SC GA
Elizabeth D. age 04 GA GA GA
Robert M. age 01 GA GA GA
Mary A. Wells, Georgia Confederate Widow’s Pension, widow of George W. Wells of Co. H, 48th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. who died in March 1863, filed from Haralson Co., GA Application #1681 dated 1/4/1897 Enl. 4/1/1862 in Co. H, 48th Alabama Infantry, in Jan. 1863 in VA hospital with diarrhea. His bro John(James?) S. Wells started for VA to get him since George was granted a “dead furlough.” John(James?) S. went to the railroad at Augusta and picked him up and brought him home to Cherokee Co., Alabama on 1/16/1863. He died on 3/6/1863 or 3/7/1863 at his home in Cherokee Co., AL. Mary A. was born 4/21/1829 in Gilmore Co. GA, married on 10/18/1852, moved to AL then back to GA in 8/1867. Witness: J.F. Wells
48th Alabama Flag 1864
Haralson County, GA Marriage Records 1856-1940 compiled by Elizabeth Robertson, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD 2001, page 102
John T. Wells m. Sarah A.E. Wood 10/17/1875
William G. Wells m. Mary M. Wood 10/13/1872
Thomas H. Wells m. M.D.(A.) Hitt(Hilt) 11/30/1886
George W. Wells m. Selena Wright 12/20/1903
H.H. Wells m. S.A. Wells 7/19/1896
Henry W. Wells m. Jane Waits 8/24/1884
Henry W. Wells m. Daisy Cole 9/1/1912
Ray C. Wells m. Julia Thompson 6/1/1902
Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery
From intersection of US27 & SR120 at Buchanan go E on SR120 approx. 110’ to Five Points Road. Turn left & go 3.8 miles. Continue straight on Mtn View Road 2.4 miles to Mtn View Loop. Turn left & go 0.5 mile. Church & Cem. On left.
Thomas Wells 1896-1956 II-11-09
T.H. Wells 2/29/1860 2/2/1938 II-11-09
Nancy Wells 9/20/1968 2/5/1940 II-11-09
Allen Wells 12/6/1887 3/22/1956 II-11-10
R.M. Wells 10/19/1879 8/7/1895 II-11-19
George Wells 10/27/1874 10/30/1954II-11-34
Selma Wells 10/8/1886 6/8/1936 II-11-34
Mary A. Wells 4/20/1828 9/4/1922 II-12-19 (Widow of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
(poss. Unmarked grave of George W. Wells 1832-1863)
4 unmarked graves II-12-18
Joseph A. Wells 12/8/1886 3/15/1969II-12-31
Ollie J. Wells 8/12/1890 9/5/1980 II-12-31
Tallapoosa East Baptist Church Cemetery
From intersection of US27/SR120 at Buchanan go north on US27 1.3 miles to Tallapoosa East Church Road. Turn right and travel 2.3 miles. Church & Cemetery on the right.
Jaim(James) Wells 1/18/1856 11/24/1930 29-04
Nellie F. Wells 5/17/1855 12/14/1932 29-05
Ector Wells 1894-1914
Ronald Byrd Wells 1930-1994 Pvt. US Korea
Arthur Payne Wells 1891-1972
Sara Wells 1895-1992
C.B. Wells 1917-1971 Ga Cpl Co. I 85 Inf WWII
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