Jonathan Welles

Male21 March 1763–21 September 1821

Brief Life History of Jonathan

When Jonathan Welles was born on 21 March 1763, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Dr. Joseph Wells, was 35 and his mother, Mary Hart, was 32. He married Bethankful Andrews on 6 June 1793, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 September 1821, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Jonathan Welles
Bethankful Andrews
Marriage: 6 June 1793
Cyntha Wells
Nancy Welles
Polly Wells

Sources (6)

  • Jonathan Wells, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Jonathan in entry for Bethankful Wells, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Jonathan Wells, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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  • Marriage
    6 June 1793Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 13

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 13

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 18

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wells .

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

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