Nancy Wells

about 1794–18 September 1881 (Age 87)
Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Wells was born about 1794, in Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Caleb Wells, was 27 and her mother, Rosannah (not Peterson) Wells - More, was 24. 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 87, and was buried in Clayville, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

Otsego, Otsego, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Caleb Wells


    Rosannah (not Peterson) Wells - More




    Eliphel Wells





    Warner Wells


+2 More Children

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

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Johnson in household of Henry Johnson, "New York State Census, 1855"

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