Elizabeth Wells was born in 1795, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. She married Daniel Haughawout Purcell on 15 January 1811, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 15 March 1845, in Scioto Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Commercial Point, Pickaway, Ohio, 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.
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