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My husband and I are researching the WELLS family from Big Stone Gap, Wise Co.,Va.
Mahal(Mayhall) Wells 1822-1902 Lived in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co migrated to Owingsville, Ky in 1865 then to Breathitt Co in 1890.
He is the son of Zachariah & Rebecca Wells, Wise Co., Va.
Mahal married Lavinia Stidham.
Children: Melissa, Rachael, Sarah, Ira, Mary J., Rebecca, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Jeremiah, Abagail, and Zachariah.
Mahal was a Doctor of Herbal Medicine, source: Medical Registry, Bath County, KY, and he stated that his father, Zachariah Wells, is from Virginia.

Looking for information on Mahal's family. Big Stone Gap, Va. and North Carolina.

In addition I am researching the BERRYMAN - BRANHAM Family.

James Berryman born 1849 - ? in Montgomery Co, Ky.
Not much is known about wife:(1) Nancie E.
children: Frank, Clydie and Claude Jackson Berryman,(wife Mary Francis Branham)
wife (2) Eller Berryman children: John W., Chet, Charlie, James, Sarah Ellen, Lillian, and Lorraine

Looking for information on James Berryman and Nancie E. I know nothing about Nancie.

James Branham -Mar 17, 1856 - Sept 30, 1923 Montgomery Co, Ky.
father: Thomas Branham mother: Lydia Wycoff
wife:(1) Martha M Merrill dates?
children: Vol, John Thomas, Ella,, Leddie, Sarah Susan, Edward Lee, Mary Francis
wife (2) Judy (Jude) Wade Willoughby
children: Anna Lizzie, Wiliam, Edwin, Emma Lee, Nell, Georgie, Mable B.

Looking for information about Thomas & Lydia Branham also looking for information about Martha Merrill whose father was Andrew Merrill.

Any information would be appreciated. We are also willing to share the information that we have.

Fred & Eva Wells

Mahal Wells Family Berryman & Branham Family
Updated November 9, 2007

Eva and Fred Wells
Lexington, Ky United States

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