Wells Family Genealogy

The study of my Family Tree

April 9, 2010 – Little Rhode Island Cemetery April 9, 2010

So today I worked on the cemetery listing update again.   I thought you might be wondering exactly what this listing I’m working on is so I scanned the original that this an update to and am attaching it here for you to see: Cemetery listing from Vol 3 of OUR FAMILY

Here’s a funny cemetery story for you….  Pecans in the Cemetery  On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,” said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.  Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.” He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along. “Come here quick” said the boy, “you won’t believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls.”   The man said, ‘Beat it kid, can’t you see it’s hard for me to walk.” When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.   Standing by the fence they heard, “One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.”   The old man whispered, “’Boy, you’ve been telling’ me the truth. Let’s see if we can see the Lord.”  Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.  At last they heard, “One for you, one for me. That’s all. Now let’s go get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done.”……They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the kid on the bike.

Todays CEMETERY OF THE DAY is……Little Rhode Island Cemetery, Genesee, NY  (AKA Little Genesee Cemetery)  Located at Salt Rising Road & Hibbart St., Little Genesee, NY (www.paintedhills.org/ALLEGANY/littlericem.html)  I visited this cemetery last fall when I did a genealogy road trip up through PA, NY, CT and RI.

Crandall, Susannah Wells (Nov 14, 1789-Apr 29, 1861) 3rd Great Grand Aunt

Crandall, Ezekiel  (Sep 7, 1783 – Jul 15, 1855)3rd Great Grand Uncle

Rogers, Lydia Stillman (Aug 16, 1812-May 18, 1845) w/o Clark Rogers 2nd Great Grand Aunt

Wells, William Oscar (Feb 18, 1836 – Oct 11, 1837)4th Cousin 2Xs Removed

Crandall, Ezekiel Rogers (1820 – 1915)1st Cousin 4Xs Removed

*Crandall, N. Celestia Unknown   (Dec 27, 1825 – Nov 14, 1878)w/o Ezekiel R. Crandall

*Babcock, Lucinda Brown (Jul 21, 1803 – Feb 2, 1840) w/o Peleg Babcock Jr. who was also 3rd Cousin 4Xs Removed

Babcock, Anson (1839 – Feb 1840)4th Cousin 3Xs Removed

Babcock, Baby  (X – Feb 2, 1840)4th Cousin 3Xs Removed

*Rogers, Elizabeth (X – May 31, 1827)2nd Cousin 4Xs Removed

*Rogers, Ephraim (Apr 15, 1775 – X)2nd Cousin 5Xs Removed

*Rogers, Esther Ranson  (X – Mar 12, 1852) w/o Matthew Rogers 3/5

*Rogers, Emily E. (X – May 18, 1817)4th Cousin 4Xs Removed

 *Wells, Joseph (May 7, 1783 – Jun 1, 1837)2nd Cousin 4Xs Removed

*Wells, Lydia Maxson(w/o Joe 1783)   Oct 14, 1785 – Mar 26, 1861)2nd Cousin 5Xs Removed

Children of Joseph & Lydia Wells:

*Wells, Joseph Willard   (Feb 9, 1808 – Sep 19, 1855)3rd Cousin 3Xs Removed

*Wells, Emma Elizabeth (Jul 15, 1827 – Dec 1, 1878)3rd Cousin 3Xs Removed

*Wells, Daniel Babcock (Aug 15, 1811 – Sep 12, 1871)3rd Cousin 3Xs Removed

*Wells, Sarah “Sally” Burdick (Jun 24, 1809 – Apr 27, 1846)w/o Daniel B. Wells

*Wells, Harriet Jenette Lewis (Jun 10, 1822 – May 21, 1876)w/o Daniel B. Wells

*Wells, Samuel  (Jul 27, 1817 – Nov 27, 1897)3rd Cousin 3Xs Removed

*Wells, Lucy W. Clarke (Jun 30, 1818 – Dec 26, 1864)w/o Samuel Wells

*Wells, Emily Clarke (Apr 3, 1827 – Nov 18, 1916)w/o Samuel Wells


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