Wells Family Genealogy

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8 Jun 2012 – Wells Family of Hopkinton in the News (really old news!) June 8, 2012

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Here are three more Wells family articles from genealogybank.com.

First is Captain William Randall Wells, called Bill (1816-1872) son of Randall Wells Jr and Patience Coon.

Providence Evening Journal (Providence,RI) 30 Nov 1872, Page 2

Suicide at Hopkinton.  William R. Wells, of Ashaway, more intimately known as “Captain Bill” committed suicide in a grove near Hopkinton, on the morning of the 28th inst., Thanksgiving Day, by hanging to a tree.  The body was found about eight o’clock in the morning, by Irving Chester and another boy, both trappers, who visited the woods to look at their traps.  An inquest was held yesterday, but we have not yet learned of the result.

This article mentions Ensign Thomas Wells the 5th (1755-1829) son of Thomas Wells 4th and Sarah Thompson.

Rhode Island American (Rhode Island) 12 May 1829, Page 2

At Hopkinton, R.I.on the 20th ult. Thomas Wells Esq. in the 74th year of his age, for many years a firm believer in the Christian religion, and a useful and respected member of the church to which he belonged.

This article mentions James Wells (Abt 1760-1835) husband of Ann Love.  James and family are buried in the Old Fernwood Cemetery in North Kingston, RI.  I’ll be honest and say that I have no idea who his parents are.  Kind of hit a dead end on him.  He’s in my genealogy program because his daughter Anna Maria Wells (1823-1862) married John Hagadorn Wells (1817-1907) and John is the son of Thomas Robinson Wells (1784-1853) and Maria Potter.  Thomas Robinson Wells is the son of the above mentioned Ensign Thomas Wells the 5th and Mary “Polly” Robinson.  Circular, I know, but there’s always a relation in there somewhere.

Newport Mercury (Newport,RI) 9 May 1835, Page 3

Died, … At Hopkinton on the 30th ult. James Wells, Esq. aged 70 years – a Revolutionary pensioner.

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