Indiana McCaslins

William Hay WellsAge: 82 years18251908

Name
William Hay Wells
Birth June 23, 1825
MarriageElizabeth Grace DickersonView this family
December 31, 1846 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Monroe L Wells
November 4, 1847 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Benjamin Foster Wells
about November 1849 (Age 24 years)
Note: calculated from age of 9 months on the 1850 census. The 1900 census gives the date as March 1850.
Census 1850 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Elizabeth Luella Wells
about 1853 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Eva Wells
about 1855 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Wilmer Wells
about 1857 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Samuel Wells
about October 1859 (Age 34 years)

Note: Caluclated from his age of eight months on the 1860 census
Census 1860 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Henry Wells
about 1864 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Edwin M Wells
1867 (Age 41 years)
Census 1870 (Age 44 years)
Death of a daughterEva Wells
June 14, 1871 (Age 45 years)

Burial of a daughterEva Wells
after June 14, 1871 (Age 45 years)
Note: Marling Cemetery
Death of a sonMonroe L Wells
October 26, 1878 (Age 53 years)

Burial of a sonMonroe L Wells
after October 26, 1878 (Age 53 years)
Note: Marling Cemetery
Death of a wifeElizabeth Grace Dickerson
May 4, 1879 (Age 53 years)

Burial of a wifeElizabeth Grace Dickerson
after May 4, 1879 (Age 53 years)
Note: Marling Cemetery
Census 1880 (Age 54 years)
Death March 7, 1908 (Age 82 years)

Burial after March 7, 1908
Note: Marling Cemetery
Family with Elizabeth Grace Dickerson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 31, 1846, Jefferson, Indiana
10 months
son
2 years
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4 years
daughter
3 years
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3 years
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3 years
son
5 years
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Burial

Marling Cemetery

Shared note

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Saluda, Jefferson, Indiana, 24-year-old Indiana-born farmer William H Wells owns $150 worth of real estate. He and his 24-year-old Indiana-born wife Elizabeth G [Dickerson] Wells have in their household their Indiana-born children, 3-year-old Monroe and 9-month old Foster and 13-year-old Indiana-born Moses W Lambright whose relationship to the Wells family is unknown.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Saluda, Jefferson, Indiana, 34-year-old Indiana-born farmer William H Wells owns $2,500 worth of real estate and $1,100 of personal property. He and his 34-year-old Indiana-born wife Elizabeth G [Dickerson] Wells have in their household their Indiana-born children, 12-year-old Monroe L, 10-year-old Benjamin F [Foster in the 1850 census], 7-year-old Elizabeth L, 5-year-old Eva, 3-year-old Wilmer, and 8-month old Samuel, and 22-year-old Indiana-born farm laborer Wm [William] Righthouse who is illiterate. Monroe, Benjamin, Elizabeth L and Eva have attended school in the past year.

Thirty-seven-year-old farmer Wm H [William H] Wells is listed in the Militia Enrollment for Saluda Township, Jefferson, Indiana. He is one of the healthy ones as others have bad feet, lumbago, defective eyes, etc.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Saluda, Jefferson, Indiana, 45-year-old Indiana-born farmer William H Wells owns $8,300 worth of real estate and $4,345 of personal property. He and his 34-year-old Indiana-born wife Elisabeth [sic] [Dickerson] Wells have in their household their Indiana-born children, 22-year-old Monroe, 20-year-old B F [Benjamin Foster], 17-year-old Luella [Elizabeth L on the 1860 census], 15-year-old Eva, 13-year-old Wilmer, 11-year-old old Samuel, 6-year-old Henry and 3-year-old Edward. Luella, Eva, Willmer and Samuel have attended school in the past year. William's mother is of foreign birth.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Saluda, Jefferson, Indiana, 55-year-old Indiana-born farmer William H Wells is a widower. He has in his household his Indiana-born sons, 20-year-old farm laborer Samuel, 15-year-old Henry who is incapacitated with "white swelling", and 13-year-old Eddie, and a daughter-in-law 22-year-old Myra [maiden name unknown] Wells. I'm not sure which son Myra has married as all the sons in the household are listed as single. William's father was born in Ohio and his mother in Scotland.