Jonathan Welles

21 March 1763–6 March 1829 (Age 66)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Welles was born on 21 March 1763, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ichabod Welles, was 40 and his mother, Abigail Bigelow, was 34. 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 6 March 1829, at the age of 65, and was buried in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

6 June 1793
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Cyntha Wells


    Polly Wells





Parents and Siblings

    Ichabod Welles





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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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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan in entry for Bethankful Wells, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Jonathan in entry for Michael Wells, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jonathan Wells, "Find A Grave Index"

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