When Spencer Wells was born about 1840, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, George Wells, was 29 and his mother, Martha Jane Robinson, was 19. He married Nancy T Winters on 23 September 1865, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died before 1925.
English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.
Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.
History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.