Spencer Wells

Maleabout 1840–before 1925

Brief Life History of Spencer

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.

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Spencer Wells
Nancy T Winters
Marriage: 23 September 1865
Caleb Wells
Alvin Wells
Daton Wells
Avy Wells
Ceber Wells

Sources (9)

  • Spencer Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Spencer Wells - birth: about 1840; Osage, Franklin, Illinois, United States
  • Spencer Wells, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1865Franklin, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 8

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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