Willys Wells

Male14 January 1804–12 September 1879

Brief Life History of Willys

When Willys Wells was born on 14 January 1804, in Newington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Wells, was 40 and his mother, Bethankful Andrews, was 32. He died on 12 September 1879, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Jonathan Wells
Bethankful Andrews
Cyntha Wells
Polly Wells
Michael Wells
Nancy Welles
Willys Wells

Sources (3)

  • Wyllys Wells, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Wyllys Wells, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Willys Wells, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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