Elizabeth Wells

Female4 August 1846–1920

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wells was born on 4 August 1846, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, her father, George Wells, was 34 and her mother, Martha Jane Robinson, was 24. She married Jackson Mannering on 2 November 1865, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Six Mile Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1920, at the age of 74.

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Jackson Mannering
Elizabeth Wells
Marriage: 2 November 1865
David Munroe Mannering
Ada A. Mannering
Laura Montie Mannering
Addie May Mannering

Sources (16)

  • Betsey Sims in household of George Sims, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Wills Manering, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Elizabeth Wells in entry for William Thomas Sims and Laura Montie Mannering, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1865Franklin, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 2

    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 17

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

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 20

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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