Eli T M Wells

Brief Life History of Eli T M

When Eli T M Wells was born in 1842, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, George Wells, was 40 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Daniels, was 40. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Elizabeth Vance Bice. He lived in Russell, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 2 October 1868, in Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26.

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Eli T M Wells
Elizabeth Vance Bice
Daniel L Wells
Mary Louisa Wells
Julia Ellen Wells

Sources (7)

  • Eli T M Wells in household of George Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eli Mc. Wells, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Eli Wells in entry for Sanders H Hill, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


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

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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