Wells Family Genealogy

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20 April 2011 – Wells Family Newspaper Articles April 21, 2011

 Here is a collection of Wells Family Newspaper Articles that I’ve gathered off of genealogybank.com.  Most of them mention Hopkinton, RI as the Wells Residence.

MATTHEW WELLS:  This is either Matthew Wells Sr. (1735-1818) son of Edward Wells and Elizabeth Randall or his son Matthew Wells Jr. (1765-1852) son of Matthew Sr. and Bridgett Burdick and husband of Elizabeth Coon.  It could also be both of them.

MORTGAGE – Providence Gazette 27 Jan 1787 – Matthew Wells of Hopkinton Mortgage

MORTGAGE- United States Chronicle 15 Mar 1787 Matt Wells of Hopkinton paying Mortgage

Paper- United States Chronicle – 1 March 1787 Matthew Wells of Hopkinton

Paper- United States Chronicle – 8 March 1787 Matthew Wells

Paper-United States Chronicle 11 June 1801 Matt Wells of Hop Selling Farm

Paper- United States Chronicle – 1 March 1787 David Maxson Westerly-Matt Wells of Hop

(CAPT.) EDWARD WELLS:  I think this is Capt. Edward Wells Jr. (1726/7-1798) son of Edward Wells and Elizabeth Randall and husband of Elizabeth Sheffield.

Newport Mercury 28 Mar 1763 – Capt Edward Wells of Hopkinton Lottery

United States Chronicle 13 Sep 1787 – E Wells of Hopkinton

CAPT. WILLIAM RANDALL WELLS: This is William Randall Wells (1816-1872) son of Randall Wells Jr. and Patience Coon and husband of Esther Crandall Burdick.

Daily Constitution Dec 7th 1872 a Conn paper -Death of Capt William Wells of Ashaway

Daily Constitution Dec 17th 1872 a Conn Paper – Capt William Wells suicide

HENRY M. WELLS:  I think this is Henry Manning Wells (1805-1857) son of Ens. Thomas Wells 5th and Mary”Polly” Robinson and husband of Catherine G. Coombs.  He is buried in First Hopkinton Cemetery.

Newport Mercury 11 Nov 1837 – HM Wells of Hopkinton in Gen Assemble – Top Right

Rhode-Island Republican 10 May 1837 – Henry M Wells of Hopkinton Gen Assembly- half way down

JAMES WELLS:  James (1760-1835) married Ann Love.  I do not know who his parents are.  He and Ann Love were the parents of Anna Maria Wells who married John Hagadorn Wells.

Newport Mercury 9 May 1835 – death of a James Wells of Hopkinton

Newport Mecury Dec 16th 1820 – marriage of James Wells and Ann Love

THOMAS WELLS:  Son of Thomas Wells the 4th and Sarah Thompson.

United States Chronicle 19 July 1787 Thompson Wells of Hopkinton Subscription Papers – Bottom

JONATHAN R. WELLS: Jonathan Russell Wells (1819-1864) was the son of Russell Wells and Lydia Rogers Crandall and the husband of Martha Ann Rogers.

Manufacturers and Farmers Journal Dec 24th 1857 Jonathan R Wells -under WESTERLY

ENSIGN THOMAS WELLS:  Ensign Thomas Wells 22 April 1755 Hopkinton to 20 Apr 1829 Hopkinton.  Husband of Mary “Polly” Robinson.  Son of Thomas Wells the 4th and Sarah Thompson.  Buried at First Hopkinton Cemetery.

Norwich Courier May 6th 1829 death of Thomas Wells 5th

WILLIAMS ROGERS WELLS: Williams Rogers Wells  (1855-1926) was the son of Jonathan Russell Wells and Martha Ann Rogers and the husband of Pauline Rudiger Stillman.

NY Herald Tribune April 14th 1897 WR Wells

Springfield Republican Dec 30th 1926 a MA paper WR Wells OBIT

THOMAS RANDALL WELLS: Thomas Randall Wells (1816-1903) also known asn just Randall Wells sometimes, was the son of Russell Wells and Lydia Rogers Crandall and the husband of Harriet A. Taylor.

Hartford Daily Courant Aug 3rd 1876 – Fire of mill of Thomas Randall Wells of Hopkinton

RANDALL WELLS: Randall Wells Sr. (1747-1821) was the son of Edward Wells and Elizabeth Randall and the husband of Lois Maxson.

Paper- United States Chronicle – 9 July 1764 Randall Wells and Rogers

Bristol County Register 15 Apr 1809 – Randall Wells

MISC. THOMAS WELLS (probably more than 1 Thomas here)

United States Chronicle 12 May 1785 – Capt Tom Wells 2nd Hopkinton – third down of third column

Providence Patriot 28 June 1826 – Thomas Wells Hopkinton Gen Assembly-3rd Column half way down

Providence Gazzette - Obit Sarah wife of THomas Wells of Hop

CHILDREN OF WALLACE RAY WELLS:  Wallace Ray Wells (1856-1921) was the son of Silas Crandall Wells and Sarah Coolege and was the husband of Lucy Lillian Gray.

Springfield Union Dec 28th 1958 a MA paper Obit Ruth A Wells do Wallace Ray

Springfield Union Oct 10th 1954 a MA Paper OBIT Ethel Wells do Wallace Ray

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11 April 2011 Rogers Family Obits April 11, 2011

Here is a collection of Rogers Family Obits from the Albion, Orleans County, New York area.  If you go on www.findagrave.com you’ll see photos for most of these plus more in the Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Thanks again to those great photo request volunteers who helped me out!! Here’s a link to the cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=rogers&GSfn=urban&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=46977687&CRid=65317&df=all&

ALBERT NELSON ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, Wednesday, September 16, 1885
Nelson ROGERS … This old pioneer — possibly the oldest settler in this vicinity at the time of his death — died on Saturday last at his farm home on South Main street, aged 78 years.   He was born at Washington, Mass., in Nov. 1807, and removed with his parents in 1816 to the farm where he spent all the years of his life.   The family made the journey with an ox team, working their way through the forest from the Ridge road by the guidance of blazed trees.  He was united in marriage to Candice WYMAN, of Shelby, who survives him, and who bore him six sons and one daughter, all of whom are living.   He was of retiring disposition, and it is said that he rarely if ever journeyed on the cars.   He was a member of the Presbyterian church and his funeral on Monday was conducted by Rev. Geo. F. Cain.

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ALFRED HENRY ROGERS … Medina Tribune, 2 July 1903
Alfred H. ROGERS, an inmate of Willard asylum, from Albion, died June 22d, aged 63 years.

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 AMY SMITH ROGERS… Orleans Republican   Wed. Aug. 20, 1930
Mrs. Amy DAVIS ROGERS died at her home in Gaines just north of Albion Wednesday evening on the 75th anniversary of her birth in 1855.   Mrs. ROGERS was the widow of Henry ROGERS and she had lived in this vicinity all her life.   She leaves a sister, Mrs. Ella WESCOTT of Gaines, and several nieces and grandsons.   Funeral services were held at the McNall and McNall funeral home on South Main street Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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 DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, 14 Jan 1925
BARRE CENTER … Mrs. Elizabeth ROGERS and family received word of the sudden death of Dr. B.F. ROGERS at Hollywood, Cal., where they had gone to spend the winter. The body was brought back to his home in Buffalo and buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. He was once an Albion boy, and was the last member of the late Nelson ROGERS.

The Buffalo Morning Express … Dr. Benjamin F. ROGERS of Buffalo died in California on January 2nd. The body was brought to Buffalo, and the funeral was held yesterday at his late offices in Franklin street, the family home at No. 1306 Delaware avenue being closed for the winter. The Rev. Dr. Stewart of the North Presbyterian church officiated, and the burial was in the family lot in Forest Lawn. Dr. ROGERS was born in 1854 and came to Buffalo from near Medina. He took his degree at the University of Buffalo in 1870, and was secretary of his class. Returning to Medina, he practiced medicine there for some years. In 1887, he married Edna, the youngest daughter of the late Austin A. and Sarah PEACOCK HOWARD of Buffalo. Shortly after, Dr. and Mrs. ROGERS removed permanently to Buffalo, and, after post-graduate study in New York and elsewhere, Dr. Rogers specialized as an occulist.  For several years Dr. and Mrs. ROGERS with Mrs. ROGERS’s sister, Miss Alice A. HOWARD, have closed their Buffalo home at No. 1306 Delaware avenue and have spent their winters at Hollywood, Cal. They left Buffalo in October last, and motored to California. Their only daughter, Miss Sarah Peacock ROGERS, has for some years lived in Boston, where she is engaged in teaching. Dr. ROGERS was for many years a member of the North Presbyterian church.

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 CANDACE PHELPS WYMAN ROGERS … Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 16 Apr 1895, p 4 col 4:
Mrs. Candace Phelps ROGERS died at her late home in South Albion Sunday night, in her 83rd year. She was born May 31, 1812 and leaves six sons and one daughter, Mrs. Edward BOWEN. The sons are: Albert W., Alfred Henry, George P., Edward B., Dr. B. Frank, and Elmer. Mt. Albion Cemetery

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 DENCIE R. CADY ROGERS … Orleans Republican    Wed. April 12, 1882
The Reaper Death. .. — Mrs. U (Urban) C (Clark) ROGERS died on Sunday last after a painful illness of several weeks.  The funeral was held yesterday and was very largely attended.  The bereaved husband and son have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.  Mrs. ROGERS was a Christian lady of pleasant and sympathetic nature and her death is sincerely mourned.

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EDSON B. ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, July 21, 1880
Death of Edson B. ROGERS …   Edson B. ROGERS, one of the best known citizens of this part of the county, died at his residence northeast of this village on Saturday morning.  He had been in failing health for a year past, but it was only recently that it became known that he was afflicted with a valvular difficulty of the heart which could not be cured.  He suffered greatly for a few weeks preceding his death, but he bore all courageously and resignedly.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Dr. Walsworth.  The bearers were E. B. Lattin, Gates Sherwood, A. K. Bacon, Wm. Rumsdale, H. B. Burleigh and H. H. Howland.  The remains were taken to Mt. Albion Cemetery, and were followed thither by a long procession of mourning friends. Mr. ROGERS was 57 years of age, and he leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.     Mr. ROGERS was a man in the highest sense of the word.  He was unselfish in his disposition, charitable and kind to all men, quiet and unostentatious in his manner, frank and outspoken in his convictions, and one whose friendship was worth possessing.  The large attendance at his funeral is the best evidence that he was universally beloved.

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EDWARD B. ROGERS … The Orleans American, 10 Feb 1921
The funeral of Edward B. ROGERS was held at Mount Albion Cemetery chapel at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. Mr. ROGERS was a former resident of this village and died at the home of his daughter in Rochester on Saturday, aged 71 years. Mr. ROGERS is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine HOUSER ROGERS; two daughters, Mrs. A. S. GILLOGLY and Irene ROGERS, of Rochester; two brothers, Dr. B. F. ROGERS of Buffalo, and Elmer ROGERS of Rochester.

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 EMMA BELLE BENTON ROGERS … Rochester D & C Feb. 12, 1918
Albion, February 11 — The death of Mrs. Belle B. ROGERS [Emma Belle], aged 60 years, occurred Thursday at her home, No. 7 Ingersoll street. Mrs. ROGERS was the widow of the Cady ROGERS and leaves a daughter, Miss Dencie ROGERS, of Albion; a sister, Mrs. Isaac H. MARVIN, of Plainfield, N. J.; and two brothers, Albert H. BENTON, of Albion, and George BENTON, editor-in-chief of the American Book Company of New York city. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here and for several years a teacher of a class in the Sunday school. The funeral service at the home took place Sunday afternoon. Rev. William J. Ford, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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EMMA C. ROGERS … Newspaper: unknown
ROGERS. — In Albion, May 31, 1878, of pulmonary consumption, Mrs. Emma C. ROGERS, aged 26 years, 10 months and 21 days.    Deceased was born in Hudson, N.Y.   About nine years since she became a resident of Albion, where soon after she was married to Henry A. ROGERS, who with the little ones left behind and a large circle of relatives and friends now mourn her untimely loss.   For months she was a great sufferer, yet endured to the end, “as seeing Him who is invisible.”   At an early age she made public profession of faith by uniting with the Presbyterian church, and died in hope of the first resurrection. “Blessed and holy are they who have part in the First Ressurrection.”. Her funeral was very largely attended Sunday afternoon from the residence of E. B. ROGERS.

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 FRANCES A. SMITH ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, February 7, 1917
After an illness of three weeks, Mrs. Henry A. ROGERS died in Barre Center on Friday, aged 64 years. She was born in Barre and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee SMITH. She had been the Barre Center correspondent for the Republican several years.   Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frank HOAG of Gaines and Mrs. Alice HANNAN of Barre; three sons, Arthur BALL of Albany, Chas. ROGERS of Plainfield, N.Y., and Edson ROGERS of Washington, D.C.

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GEORGE PARKER ROGERS … Newspaper: Rochester D & C, July 10th, 1911
Death of Prominent Retired Farmer of Barre Center. .. Albion, July 9. — The death of George P. ROGERS, a prominent retired farmer, occurred this afternoon at his home, in Barre Center, after a long illness. Mr. ROGERS was born in this village July 21, 1848, and was 65 years of age at the time of his death. In 1881 he moved from Albion to Barre, where he engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until several years ago, when he retired and moved to Barre Center. In politics he was a staunch Republican. Mr. ROGERS leaves his wife, one daughter, Miss Nellie C. ROGERS; one son, Burton N. ROGERS, of Barre Center; one sister, Mrs. Edward J. BOWEN, of this village and four sons, Elmer E. ROGERS of Rochester; Edward B. ROGERS of this village, and Dr. B. F. ROGERS and Albert W. ROGERS, both of Buffalo. The funeral service will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Reverend Grant Merchant, pastor of the Barre Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Albion cemetery.

The Orleans American, Jul 1911 … BARRE CENTER .. It is with sadness we chronicle the death of a long time resident of Barre, George P. [Parker] ROGERS after six weeks prostration with apoplexy, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 9th, at the age of sixty five years. He was the third son of Nelson and Candice ROGERS, and was born in a log house opposite the standpipe Albion, and has always lived in this vicinity, and is survived by his wife, one daughter, and one son, one sister Mrs. E. J. BOWEN of Albion, four brothers, Albert ROGERS and Dr. Frank ROGERS of Buffalo, Edward ROGERS of Albion, Elmer ROGERS of Rochester, and other relatives and many friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family. Funeral from his late home Tuesday, at three o’clock. Rev. Grant Merchant officiating. Burial at Mt. Albion Cemetery.

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HARRIETT M. OLDS ROGERS  … The Orleans American, 21 Apr 1887
It was very early April 10th, Easter morning, that Mrs. Harriett M. ROGERS, after a lingering sickness of many weeks, fell asleep in Jesus. She was born in Queensbury, this State, Feb. 25, 1827 was married Sept. 16, 1846, to C. T. BINGHAM, which union was blessed with five children, two only now remaining, and was widowed Aug, 17, 1861. In the fall of 1866 with her children she removed from New haven, Vt., to dwell among her relatives in Albion. In 1867, Nov. 8th, she was married to E. (Edson) B. ROGERS, from whom she was widowed July 23, 1880. Since this last sorrow, her home has been with her son, H. M. BINGHAM, a well known and respected citizen of our town. Mrs. ROGERS possessed a singularly cheerful and happy temperament, which sweetened with the Gospel of the grace of God made her society always very enjoyable as well as fruitful of only good. Her children have lost a loving and excellent mother; the church a faithful and consistent member; and her large cirlce of friends a true hearted and unselfish companion.

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HENRY A. ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, May 14, 1924
Barre Center .. The death of Henry ROGERS, of Gaines, formerly of Barre, occurred at Dr. Lee’s Hospital of Rochester on Wednesday p.m..  He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife (Frances A. SMITH), one daughter, Mrs.Cora HANNAN, of Albion, one son, Bert Rogers, of Penfield and one sister, Mrs. H. M. BINGHAM, of Albion, one step-daughter, and twelve grand-children … Gaines ..     Henry ROGERS, who was operated on in a Rochester Hospital, died on Tuesday.  Funeral services held from the house on Saturday p.m.  Besides his wife he leaves a large circle of relatives and friends.     

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KATHERINE M. HOUSER ROGERS  … The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 16 Oct 1928
Albion, Oct. 15. — Mrs. Katherine M. ROGERS, 65, widow of Edward B. ROGERS and lifetime Albion resident died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. S. GILLOGLY, at 89 West Girard Boulevard, Kenmore. She is survived by Miss Irene ROGERS of Albion and by one sister, Mrs. Rose RAYMOND, of Conway, MA. Funeral from the home at 102 Clinton Street at 3:30 o’clock on Wednesday.

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LEWIS GOOLD ROGERS, REV. … Buffalo Evening News & Mt. Albion Cem files
Rev. Lewis G. ROGERS, Former Pastor Here, Dies in New York, New York, Nov. 23 — The Rev. Lewis G. ROGERS, 90, retired Congregational  minister, and formerly, for many years, secretary of the old Federation of Churches of Buffalo, died Sunday in his home, 134 East 95th St.   He was born in Albion, and was graduated in 1883 from Williams College, after which he studied at Princeton Theological Seminary.   He was pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church of Buffalo from 1904 to 1911, and then for three years was pastor of the Congregational Church of Storres, Conn., and chaplain of the University of Connecticut.   He returned to Plymouth Church in Buffalo in 1914, and remained there until his retirement in 1943.  His wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ROGERS; a son, Hartley, and two grandsons and a granddaughter survive.    Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Campbell Funeral Home, Madison Ave. and 81st St.   Burial  will take place Thursday in Albion.             ——————————————————–      The Rev. Lewis G. ROGERS was the first minister of Plymouth Congregational Church , Amherst St. and Lincoln Pkwy., serving in 1908 when it was organized as an independent church.   The present church was built under his leadership in 1924.   When he went to Plymouth  in 1904, the chapel was located at Military Rd and Grote St.      He had been president of the Congregational ministers group of Western New York for more than 20 years.   He was a past moderator of the Western New York Association of Congregational Churches and served as acting executive secretary of the Council of Churches of Buffalo & Erie County 1919-22.  Ordained in Arcade in 1888, he served the First Church of Evans, Derby, and the Arcade church before coming to Buffalo in 1901 as minister of Fitch Memorial Congregational Church.   While there he also taught Latin in Nichols School. (Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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MARY ELIZABETH HARTLEY ROGERS … Special to The Buffalo Evening News
NEW YORK, Dec. 28– Services were held here today for Mrs. Lewis G. RODGERS, 90, active in church and women’s club affairs in Buffalo for 40 years. She died Thursday in her home here. She was the widow of the Rev. Lewis G. RODGERS, minister of Plymouth Congregational Church, Buffalo, from 1904 to 1943 except for three years as chaplain of the University of Connecticut. The former Mary Elizabeth HARTLEY, she was born in New Brunswick. She was a sister of the late Roland H. HARTLEY, Republican governor of Washington from 1923 to 1932. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and attended the University of Paris. She founded the Italian Department at Mt. Holyoke College and taught French and Greek there. She was past president of the Buffalo City Federation of Womens’s Clubs and of the Western New York Branch, Associated Collegiate Alumni. She was a member of the 20th Century Club of Buffalo and the League of American Penwomen.Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS moved to New York City in 1944. Mr. RODGERS died in 1953 at the age of 90. Surviving are a son, Hartley RODGERS, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. (Interment in Mt. Albion Cemetery)

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MARY ROGERS  … The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 20 May 1880
ROGERS - In Medina, May 17th, 1880, Mary Rodgers (ROGERS), aged 86 years. Deceased was mother of Michael COOPER and Mrs. M. GRIFFIN, of this place. (Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery)

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MARY E. ROGERS … The Medina Tribune; Thurs., 11 Jan 1917 About The County … Miss Mary ROGERS, aged 42 years, a trained nurse, died Saturday in the home of her sister-in-law Mrs. Belle ROGERS, in Albion.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 8 Jan 1917 … Albion, Jan. 7. — Miss Mary E. ROGERS, aged 42 years, a trained nurse, died Saturday in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Belle ROGERS, on Ingersoll Street, this village. Miss ROGERS was born in this village and was a graduate nurse of the House of Mercy Training School for Nurses, at Pittsfield, Mass. She followed her profession for considerable time in Troy before returning to Albion to make her home. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church here and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.[Urban] Clark ROGERS.

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ORLANDO ROGERS  … The Orleans Republican, February 1880
Death of Orlando ROGERS … One by one the old pioneers pass away from the scene of their labors.  Orlando ROGERS, one of the prominent pioneers of the town of Gaines, died on Sunday last at his residence about two miles northeast of this village, where he had resided for the past twenty years.  The deceased was born in Connecticut in November, 1801, and came to this county twelve years later.  The first farm he took up was that on which his son, U.C. ROGERS, now lives just west of the village.   The funeral services were held at the family residence on yesterday.  Mr. ROGERS leaves three sons — U.(Urban) C., E.(Edson) B., and the Rev. L.(Lewis) B. ROGERS, all well-known citizens.    

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R. CADY ROGERS  … Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 10 Oct 1901
Orleans County News … The remains of R. Cady ROGERS, who died recently in New York, will be taken to Albion tonight to the residence of a cousin, A.J. BAILEY, where the funeral will be held.

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SOPHRONIA THURSTON ROGERS … The Orleans Republican, February 12, 1890
An Old Pioneer’s Death …  Mrs. Orlando ROGERS died on Wednesday last at the house of her son, U.C. ROGERS, where she had made her home since the death of her husband.  She was 86 years of age and settled in this section in 1814, and was at the time of her death probably the oldest continuous resident of the county.  She leaves two sons — U.C. Rogers and Rev. L.B. ROGERS.  Mrs. ROGERS was one of the first members of the Presbyterian church, having united with the society when it was first established.  

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 URBAN CLARK ROGERS  … Orleans Republican Thursday, June 18, 1908
Death of Mr. Urban Clark ROGERS … Word was received here on Monday announcing the death of Mr. U. Clark ROGERS, which occurred at his late home in Patterson, N. J., on Monday, June 15th. His body was brought here on Wednesday evening and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, at the home of his son’s widow, Mrs. Belle ROGERS, North Ingersoll street, Rev. D. F. Pickard officiating. Mr. ROGERS was well known here among our older citizens; was much respected by all who knew him. He owned and lived on the farm adjoining that of Hon. John H. Denio, where now the Western House of Refuge is located. Deceased was a former member and deacon of the Albion Presbyterian church.

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WARREN T. ROGERS  … The Orleans American  Thursday, July 28, 1904
Barre Center … The funeral of Warren ROGERS took place at the home of his father, Henry A. ROGERS, at 3 o’clock last Sunday, Revs. J. R. Adams and A. W. Ashley officiating.   Interment at Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Aged 32 years.  He had been employed in the Norfolk, Va., Navy Yard the past year, he and his wife living at Portsmouth.  After an illness of two weeks with typhoid fever he passed away Thursday last, at the city hospital.  Besides his wife and parents he is survived by one sister and two brothers and their families.  An uncle, Wm ALBAUGH and wife, of Rochester were in attendance at the funeral.  The floral offerings by Southern friends were beautiful.  His death is lamented by a large circle of friends.

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7 April 2011 – Arlington National Cemetery Scandal April 7, 2011

I was reading  an article today in Time magazine about how burials at Arlington National Cemetery are in a bad state of disarray.  If you haven’t read this article, here it is: Arlington Cemetery Article

WOW what a shocker.  According to the article about 1 in every 10 burials in Arlington is not in the correct spot (corresponding the a stone that is) and many cremation burials have accidently been lost when they were digging new graves.   To the really fix the problem, they would have to dig up all the burials and start again.  Really, how did they let the problem get this bad!!!   I was truly appalled when I read it. 

Read the article and you’ll notice the first burial they mention by name is, of course, a Wells!

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31 March 2011 Mentions of the Newburys in “History of Montville, CT” March 31, 2011

Here is the rest of what I found on the Newbury Family this week.  All of the snippets of info below come from the Book “The History of Montville, CT”  I was able to get a full copy of this book in PDF form off of Google Books.  A wonderful resource for New London County Family History.

Again, I left my notes in copy and past form so you can copy and paste the information into individual people in your own genealogy computer program.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

The name of Newbury first appears in Groton about 1700, since which time many persons bearing the name have appeared on the stage of action, and others of the female like who have intermarried and taken other names are very numerous in Groton and other towns adjacent.  The first of the name whose family is found recorded in the Groton records was John Newbury, who married Elizabeth Stark about the year 1704.

 History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

2. John, b. 16 Aug., 1710

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

3. Sarah, b. 3 June, 1712

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

4. Joseph, b. 4 March, 1713

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

5. Nathan, b. 3 March 1716

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

6. Elizabeth, b. 4 Feb., 1718

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

7. James, b. 23 March, 1720

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Trial (8), b. 25 Feb., 1722, son of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark; married, about 1745 ______Davis, probably daughter of Andrew Davis of Groton.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

9. Nathaniel, b. 10 March, 1724

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark:

10. Hannah, b. 25 March, 1726

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

11. Susanna, b. 7 Aug., 1746

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

12. Elkanah, b. 15 Apr, 1748

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

13. Elihu, b. 18 Apr, 1748

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

14. Triphena, b. 20 June, 1754

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 471

Children of Trial Newbury and _______ Davis:

15. Eliphal, b. 21 July, 1756

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Nathan (16), b. 29 Aug., 1759, son of Trial Newbury and ____ Davis, supposed daughter of Andrew Davis of Groton; married, about 1787, Welthan (Green) Johnson, widow of Robinson Johnson, b. in England, and daughter of Christopher Green and Mercy Stoddard.  He was a blacksmith; lived for a time in Groton, and afterwards in Montville.  He died at Montville 19 Dec., 1840.  She died 11 Aug., 1814.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Davis (17), b. 4 Oct., 1762, son of Trial Newbury and ____ Davis; married Lydia Williams. He was a resident of Montville.  Several children died here of a contagious disease.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

18. Nathaniel, b. 10 May, 1788; m. Fanny Ball

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

19. Mercy, b. 20 April, 1790; m. Joseph Schofield

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

20. Nathan, b. 6 March, 1792; m.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

21. George Johnson, b. 30 Sep., 1794

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

22. Elihu, b. 17 Aug., 1796

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

23. Eunice, b. 2 Oct., 1798; Ezra Dart.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

24. Christopher, b. 29 Dec., 1800; m. Desire Northrop

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

25. Stephen, b. 6 Oct., 1804; died 25 Feb., 1809

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Nathan Newbury and Welthan (Green) Johnson:

26. Newman, b. 3 Jan., 1808; m. Lucinda Bolles.

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

27. Nancy, b. 9 Dec., 1785

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

28. Betsey, b. 12 Oct., 1787

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

29. Elkhanah, b. 13 Oct., 1789

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

30. Sally, b. 23 April, 1792

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

31. Maria, b. 10 June, 1794

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

32. Fanny, b. 7 Aug., 1796

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

33. Sabra, b. 15 June, 1799

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

34. Eunice, b. 7 March, 1802

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

35. William, b. 13 May, 1804

History of Montville, CT, by Henry A. Baker, page 472

Children of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams:

36. Benjamin F., b. 20 Aug., 1808

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30 Mar 2011 – Newbury / Newberry Family of Malden & Groton March 30, 2011

I was sent some info recently on the Newbury side of my family which spurred me to fix up that side of my tree in my database this week.  I did a lot of research on familysearch.org and thought I’d post my findings.   I kept them in the same format that I copied and pasted into my notes for each person in case it might be helpful for someone else looking to do the same thing.  Click below to see a report out of my computer program that shows the info attached to each person.

Newbury Narrative Report

My Great, Great, Great Grandmother was Sally Newbury who married Daniel Rogers of Montville, CT on 2 Sept 1813.  Sally was the daughter of Davis Newbury and Lydia Williams.   Davis was the son of Tyral (or Trial) Newbury and Anna Davis.  Tryal was the son of John Newbury and Elizabeth Stark and John was the son of Tryal Newbury and his wife Priscilla.  Tryal and Priscilla lived in Malden, Middlesex County, Mass.

The reference info listed at the bottom of each item is the reference info from familyseach.org.

Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

Name: Tryall Newberry … Gender: Male

Death Date: 09 Dec 1705 … Death Place: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Age: 56 … Birth Date: 1649 … Race: White

Indexing Project #: B07550-9, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref#: p 362

 

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: John Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 28 Mar 1686 … Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Father’s Name: Tryall Newberry

Indexing Project #: C05482-5, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref #: p 57

( I08987-5, Massachusetts-EASy, 892249, p 119)

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Mehitable Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 07 Sep 1688 … Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Father’s Name: Triall Newberry … Mother’s Name: Priscilla Newberry

Indexing Project #: C05482-5, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref#: p 57

Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Mary Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 13 Mar 1689 … Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Father’s Name: Triall Newberry … Mother’s Name: Priscilla Newberry

Indexing Project #: C05482-5, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Source Film #: 14774, Ref#: p 57

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: John Newbury … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 16 Aug 1710 … Birthplace: Groton Twp, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbury … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Sarah Newbury … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 23 Jun 1712 … Birthplace: Groton Twp, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbury … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Joseph Newbury … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 04 Mar 1713 … Birthplace: Groton Twp, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbury … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Nathan Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 03 Mar 1716 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Elizabeth Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 04 Feb 1718 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: James Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 23 Mar 1720 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870

(Groton Vital Records – Barbour Collection, Ancestry.com) Page 175

Trial Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 25 Feb 1722 … Birth Location: Groton

Parent Name: John … Parent Name: Elizabeth

 

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Nathaniel Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 10 Mar 1724 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Hannah Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 25 Mar 1726 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newberry … Mother’s Name: Elizabeth

Indexing Project #: 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film #: unknown

Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867

Groom’s Name: Nathan Newbury … Bride’s Name: Sarah Stewart

Marriage Date: 15 Apr 1743 … Marriage Place: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p244

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Susanna Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 07 Aug 1746 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Elkana Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 15 Apr 1748 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref #: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Elisha Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 18 Apr 1750 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Tryphena Newberry … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 20 Jun 1754 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Eliphal Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 21 Jul 1756 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Nathan Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 29 Aug 1759 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

(Groton Vital Records – Barbour Collection, Ancestry.com) Page 175

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Davis Newberry … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 04 Oct 1762 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: Tryal Newberry

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p252

(Groton Vital Records – Barbour Collection, Ancestry.com) Page 175

 

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Naome Newbery … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 27 Jan 1746 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: James Newbery … Mother’s Name: Naome

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p268

Indexing Project # 7450352, System Origin: Connecticut-ODM, Source Film Number: unknown

 

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Phebe Newbery … Gender: Female

Birth Date: 11 Jun 1750 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: James Newbery … Mother’s Name: Naome

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p268

Connecticut Marriages, 1729-1867

Groom’s Name: John Newbery … Bride’s Name: Jeruiah Burch

Marriage Date: 26 Nov 1739 … Marriage Place: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p240

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Jonathan Newbery … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 03 Sep 1740 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbery … Mother’s Name: Jeruiah Burch

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p240

Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906

Name: Rody Newbery … Gender: Male

Birth Date: 08 Jan 1742 … Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut

Father’s Name: John Newbery … Mother’s Name: Jeruiah Burch

Indexing Project #: I04412-4, System Origin: Connecticut-EASy, Source Film #: 1306249, Ref#: p240

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March 24, 2011 – Bethel Mill, Ashaway RI March 24, 2011

Yes, I know, it’s been some time since my last post.  I’m in the process of moving to a new apartment.  I’ve been working on genealogy projects pretty steady but not on my own family much.  I’ve had some clients from my genealogical research business ( www.FamilyHistoryDetectives.net ) and also been helping my friend Jim on his family tree.  It’s funny when you trace the family tree of one of your oldest friends and find out your 13th cousins!  Especially when I grew up in New York and he grew up in Kentucky, we both now live in Orlando and our common ancestry lived in England.

It would be untrue to say that I haven’t been working on my family history at all.  I’ve been working on the German side of the family.  Filling in the blanks of the family in Bavaria. 

Today when I logged into my blog, I had a post from someone in response to a post I did back at the end of 2010 about the Wells family and the Bethel Mill.  Kris from Ashaway had some nice details to add to my entry. Thanks Kris for the great information.   I love to get comments on my blog.  Lets me know someone out there is really reading all this stuff I write!  Here is what Kris had to say:

Hi Jennifer!

Your photographs show the factory property known long ago as Bethel (64 High St., Ashaway) around 1905.

The property, most recently the factory of the Thames River Tube Co., sold at auction this past year for a little over $170,000.

In your photos, the portion of the building to the left of the main factory was built about 1849 and was taken down sometime in the 1910s. The main factory building in the views is still there, though substantially altered, but the little office is long gone.

The newspaper article in your 12/30/10 posting includes the basic facts of the Bethel factory. Here are a few more details it. The property belonged to Thompson Wells in the late 18th century and was part of a larger farm that extended into the present day town of North Stonington. The tract included a dwelling house built by the Wells family that still stands on Anthony Road in North Stonington.

William Arnold of Cumberland and Westerly RI acquired a small portion of this tract (6 1/2 acres) and established a blacksmith shop along the Ashaway River in 1816. He may have raised a dam at the site about 1816. (The previous owner of the parcel, Joseph Dodge Jr., may have made some of these improvements even before that date., but they aren’t mentioned in the land evidence records.) William Arnold briefly manufactured scythes and perhaps other agricultural tools there but sold out to Zebulon Stillman in 1822. Stillman may have occupied the property even before 1820. He likely continued operating the blacksmith shop there and probably also manufactured wagons on the site (he produced 12 wagons in 1820). He sold the property to Jacob D. Babcock in 1829. Babcock raised up a new dam at this site (perhaps the first dam) in 1836 and apparently also built a small factory there, at which time the locale acquired the name of Bethel. Since he was already operating a machine shop and factory across from his house in Temperance Valley (the present day Ashaway mill seat), Babcock leased the property to other manufacturers in the 1840s (including Rowse Babcock III and John T. Knowles).

 The factory burned in 1848, and Jacob D. Babcock built a new factory there before 1850. By that date, the property included also two tenement houses, a dye house, a cloth shop, and a blacksmith shop. He leased the property in 1850 to the firm of Babcock & Stillman (Asher M. Babcock and Welcome Stillman). They operated a woolen factory at Bethel for the better part of the next two decades (Welcome Stillman alone in later years).

 You already know about the Wells’ involvement in the factory in the years following the Civil War. As I mentioned above, the portion of the building at left in your photos (with the clerestory monitor roof) is the 1849 factory. The larger building at right was likely built at the turn of the 20th century, when the Ashaway Manufacturing Co. acquired the plant. In the early and mid 20th century, the Bethel factory was operated by the Wolff Worsted Co. and the Stillwater Manufacturing Co. I have similar photos of the factory as you do but none pre-dating 1900.

–Kris, Ashaway RI

 

Feb 17,2011- Wells family of Pompey, Onondaga Co. NY February 17, 2011

I got an email a little bit ago from a gal looking for info on her Wells family connection.    According to her email, this was her problem: “My grandmother’s grandmother’s mother was Nancy Wells, b. Cazenovia, NY 1805 and married Charles Dodge of Pompey, NY 1801.
They had two children, Salmon P. Dodge who died young, and Helen Dodge, my grand mother’s grandmother. The family went to Michigan Territory in 1835 and then moved to Texas in 1853, Williamson Co, then Travis Co. (Austin) about 1858. I haven’t been able to verify Nancy Wells “roots” but think her family originally came from Connecticut like the Dodges.”

She also told me of a bunch of Wells’ buried in the area, they are:  Wells’ buried in the Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY area prior to 1900:
Asa Wells, Asa H. Wells
C. E. Wells , Chloe Hyde Wells
Elijah Wells, Frank B. Wells
George Wells, Harriet Benton Wells
Jane N. Wells, Levi Wells
Lucy Wells, Lucy Sellew Wells
R. M. Wells , Sarah Wells

They may be in the Pompey Hill Cemetery in the town of Pompey in Onondaga County, New York.   
I did a little digging and the Wells buried above seem to come from Colchester, CT.  There are several different Wells families in the USA that don’t seem to have a common ancestor here in America.  I don’t think I am related to her Wells family but if you have any information on how the Wells are related to her grandmother Nancy Wells, Please let us know.

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