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.
Come visit my website at www.FamilyHistoryDetectives.net and let us help you trace your family tree!