Wells Family Genealogy

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31 May 2012 – Wells Family in the Providence Evening Journal May 31, 2012

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While looking through genealogybank.com I came across a bunch of new Wells family related articles.  I’ll post them over the next couple of days.  Here are the first three:

Here are a couple of articles related to Jonathan Russell Wells (1819 – 1864) son of Russell Wells and Lydia Crandall.

Providence Evening Journal (Providence,RI) 14 Dec 1864, Page 3

WESTERLY- …Col.J.R. Wells, President of the Ashaway Bank, and one of the leading manufacturers of Hopkinton died at his residence near Ashaway, last Friday morning.  Although he had been an invalid for some time past, his indomitable constitution kept him moving until near the close of his life.  He was familiar with all the details of manufacturing, having begun life as a workman in a mill, and gone through all stages of the business.  He died in the forty-sixth year of his age, leaving to his family a competency, and to the community many improvements as the result of his energy and perseverance. – Narragansett Weekly.

Providence Evening Journal (Providence,RI) 18 Jul 1875

ASHAWAY – ….. Chit-Chat – … A very handsome monument has been placed in the Wells burying yard,Oak Grove Cemetery, in memory of the late Col. J.R. Wells and three children.  It is from Groton, Conn., and is considered the finest in the cemetery.

This article mentions Thomas Randall Wells (1816-1903) son of Russell Wells and Lydia Crandall, brother to Jonathan R in the above 2 articles.

 Providence Evening Journal (Providence,RI) 13 Aug 1874, Page 2

WESTERLY – … The flood of August 8th and 9th damaged the Wood River railroad and station at Wyoming, probably to the extent of $500.  In North Stonington,Conn., the water rose higher than it had been known to before in any spring freshet.  The Bethel Mill above Ashaway, run by T.R. Wells & Co., was badly injured by the rain, half the roof having been removed in making repairs just before the storm. …


15 May 2012 – The Ashaway National Bank on Ebay May 15, 2012

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Another interesting item up for sale on EBAY this morning.  A ten-dollar bill from the Ashaway National Bank.  I think this would look nice framed on my genealogy memorabilia wall but I dont’ have the $699 they are asking for it! 

Check it out at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-1929-SCARCE-Ashaway-Rhode-Island-LOW-481-NBN-/230788545775?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bc11bcef