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.
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.