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Descendants of James Wells


Generation No. 4


4. MOSES4 WELLS (RICHARD3, JAMES2, JAMES1) He married SARAH RATLIFF.

Notes for M
OSES WELLS:
Was a hunter, served in the War of 1812 Lived in present day Wayne County, WV.

     
Children of M
OSES WELLS and SARAH RATLIFF are:
  i.   WILLIAM5 WELLS.
  ii.   JOE WELLS.
  iii.   CAROLINE WELLS.
  iv.   BUCK WELLS.
  v.   ELIZABETH WELLS.
  vi.   MARY WELLS.
  vii.   MAHALA WELLS, m. JAMES HUFF.


5. ZACHARIAH4 WELLS (RICHARD3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1745, and died 1825 in Lee County, VA. He married ABIGAIL OSBORNE 1770 in Grayson County, VA, daughter of CALEB OSBORNE and HANNAH HOWARD. She was born January 15, 1757 in Orange County, VA, and died March 15, 1856 in McMinn County, TN.

Notes for Z
ACHARIAH WELLS:
According to records found in the National Archives, Military Service Records Section, the following is the Pension Request filed and granted to Zachariah Wells while living in Sullivan County, TN on March 29, 1825, aged 80 years.

Zachariah Wells appears to have enlisted in Loudoun County, VA, July 28, 1776 and served in Capt. Henry Lee's Company, Col. Theodoria Bland's Regiment of Light Horse. He continued to serve until Capt. Lee was promoted to Col. of Calvary, he then served in Capt. Henry Peyton's Company of Col. Lee's Regiment. He was in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, at which time he was one of General Washington's Life Guard. He was taken prisoner, December 12, 1777, at "Fox Chase", about fifteen miles above Philadelphia. He was held prisoner for five months, when exchanged he returned to Col. Lee's Reg. He was also in the Battle of Bordentown and served in all two years and five months.

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The above information has been questioned in recent years of research. Due to the question regarding his date of death being 1825 in Lee County, VA, when he was also supposed to be in TN in 1825. There also seems to be two land transaction listed for him in June and August 1826 in VA.
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Zachariah Wells is listed in the Deed Book A, page 315, as having paid $1,000 for 900 acres of land lying on both sides of Powell River in Lee County from Robert Preston of Washington County on May 3, 1799.

1819, December 22 - Zachariah Wells Sr. conveyed land, by deed from Robert Preston and Isaac Burkholder, dated March 11, 1801...to Burkholder of Botetourt County...(DBK 4, pg. 35)

1814, April 21 - 120 surveyed for Zachariah Wells Sr. Entry made December 18, 1812 assigned to him by John Preston - South side of Stone Mountain below Big Stone Gap.

1807, October 1, - Zachariah Wells assignee of James Shepard 1000 acres, lying at the mouth of Looneys Creek in the Big Stone Gap. (entry Bk 1, pg. 165).

Deed Book 2, page 239 - 25 March 1806 - Uriah Shepard and Elizabeth his wife to Zachariah Wells... 100 acres in Lee County...for $133...

Deed Book 2, page 239 - 25 March 1806 - Uriah Shepard to Zacariah Wells...100 acres lying on the North fork of Powell River for forty pounds...

Deed Book 3, page 461 - 6 December 1819 - Zachariah Wells to Robert Wells, both of Lee County, VA a tract of land lying near Three Forks of Powell River...for $375...

Deed Book 5, page 438, 440 - Robert Wells and Elizabeth his wife conveyed two tracts of land, one to William Elkins...100 acres for $300...part of two tracts pat. to John Breckenridge and Zachariah Wells, Sr.... conditional line between Robert and Jacob Wells...
Robert Wells and Elizabeth his wife to George Neithercut...land lying on the south side of Powell River at Three Forks...being part of a tract pat. to John Breckenridge and conveyed by him...100 acres for $200...

Deed Book 4, page 13 - 31 March 1818 -
Zachariah Wells sold to Jacob Wells for $1.00...part of land granted by the Commonwealth 1 March 1791 to John Breckenridge and Robert Preston...to Zachariah Wells...150 acres...

Deed Book 5, page 381 -- 21 August 1826 -
Zachariah Wells, Sen. to Jacob Wells...for $100...land lying on the North side of Powell River below three forks...125 acres granted to Zachariah Wells by the Commonwealth...60 acres part of a grant 1819...

Deed Book 5, page 363 - 17 June 1826 -
Zachariah Wells, Sr. to Robert Wells both of Lee County, VA, for $100...land in Lee County near the three forks of Powell River granted to Zachariah Wells by patent date 30 December 1819...conditional line between Robert Wells and Jacob Wells...


His wife has also been listed as being Elizabeth Osborne.

     
Children of Z
ACHARIAH WELLS and ABIGAIL OSBORNE are:
  i.   JOSEPH5 WELLS.
8. ii.   THOMAS WELLS, b. Abt. 1771, VA; d. Abt. 1845.
9. iii.   NANCY WELLS, b. December 07, 1773.
10. iv.   ZACHARIAH WELLS, b. Abt. 1775, VA.
11. v.   REV. WILLIAM T. WELLS, b. Abt. 1779, VA; d. Abt. 1850.
12. vi.   ROBERT WELLS, b. Abt. 1780, VA.
  vii.   JEMINA WELLS, b. Abt. 1781, NC; d. March 15, 1856, Letcher County, KY; m. JOHN STURGEON.
  Notes for JOHN STURGEON:
Name also listed as John Sturgill.

  viii.   ELIZABETH WELLS, b. Abt. 1783; m. THOMAS LANDERS.
  Notes for ELIZABETH WELLS:
Moved to Illinois.


13. ix.   ABIGAIL WELLS, b. Abt. 1785, VA.
  x.   JACOB WELLS, b. Abt. 1787, VA; m. JOHANNA SHEPARD.
  Notes for JACOB WELLS:
Jacob Wells and his wife Johanna were dismissed by letter from Three Forks Baptist Church at Big Stone Gap in July, 1826.


  Notes for JOHANNA SHEPARD:
When the estate of her father, James Shepherd, was settled in 1853 in Jackson County, MO, she was a resident of Andrew County, MO.


  xi.   JOHN P. WELLS, b. Abt. 1789, VA; m. ELIZA.
14. xii.   JEREMIAH WELLS, b. 1792, Scott County, VA; d. November 18, 1845, Wise County, VA.


6. THOMAS4 WELLS (RICHARD3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1758, and died May 06, 1839. He married (1) NANCY DAVIS. She was born 1768, and died December 29, 1835. He married (2) SARAH SCOTT 1780.

Notes for T
HOMAS WELLS:
Noted hunter, trapper & indian fighter. Lived in Mason County, KY between 1794 to 1804. Then moved Shelby County.


Scott County, KY DAR Ancestor list for the Big Springs Chapter
Ancestor            Service                        State      Wife
Richard Wells Jr.      Ordl., Sgt., Spy PNSR WPNS            GA/VA      Susanna Hutchinson
Richard Wells Sr.      Capt.      PS                  VA      Nancy Brown
Thomas Wells      Pvt.                        PA      1. Sarah Scott

     
Child of T
HOMAS WELLS and SARAH SCOTT is:
  i.   FRANCIS5 WELLS, m. ANN TEVIS.


7. NATHANIEL4 WELLS (RICHARD3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 1765, and died 1862. He met ?.

Notes for N
ATHANIEL WELLS:
Lived in Henry County, Bullitt County, KY

     
Children of N
ATHANIEL WELLS and ? are:
  i.   RICHARD5 WELLS.
  ii.   ELIZABETH WELLS.
  iii.   GRAYSON WELLS.
  iv.   NELLIE WELLS.
  v.   NATHANIEL WELLS.
  vi.   CELIA WELLS.
  vii.   REBECCA WELLS.


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