Honor Frances Wells

Female20 August 1812–7 June 1844

Brief Life History of Honor Frances

When Honor Frances Wells was born on 20 August 1812, in Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Wells, was 39 and her mother, Honor Francis, was 37. She married Joseph D'Ortique Raphael on 21 November 1837, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 7 June 1844, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Joseph D'Ortique Raphael
1813–1857
Honor Frances Wells
1812–1844
Marriage: 21 November 1837
Frances Louise Raphel
1839–1840
Adelaide Josephine Raphel
1841–1910

Sources (5)

  • Frances H. Wells, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Honor F. Raphel, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Frances in entry for Frances Louise Raphel, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1837Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 8

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 9

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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