Eli T Wells

1842–2 October 1868 (Age 26)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Eli T

When Eli T 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 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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World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

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.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 19

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

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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  • Eli T M Wells in household of George Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eli M Wells in household of George Wells, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eli Mc. Wells, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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