Sylvia Ann Wells

Female18 December 1807–1880

Brief Life History of Sylvia Ann

When Sylvia Ann Wells was born on 18 December 1807, in Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, Varnum G. Wells, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Davis, was 22. She married Edmond Dorr Wolf Sr on 29 October 1826. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Porter, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1880, in Porter, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73.

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John B. Millard
Sylvia Ann Wells
Marriage: 7 April 1840
John Benjamin Millard
Varnham Wells Millard
Horace Millard
De La Plain Millard
Sylvia Ann Millard

Sources (11)

  • Cylvia A Millard in household of *Hn Millard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sylvia Ann Wells - Published information: birth: 18 December 1807;
  • Ann Wells, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1840Valparaiso, Porter, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 3

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 23

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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