Nancy Wells

Femaleabout 1794–18 September 1881

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Wells was born about 1794, in Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Caleb Wells, was 28 and her mother, Rosanna Peterson, was 28. She married Henry Johnson in 1817, in Otsego, Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 18 September 1881, in Paris, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Clayville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Henry Johnson
Nancy Wells
Marriage: 1817
Almira Myra Johnson
Lucinda Johnson
Henry Johnson

Sources (5)

  • Nancy Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Wells Johnson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1817Otsego, Otsego, New York, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (19)

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    World Events (7)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 0

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 3

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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