When Julia Ann Wells was born on 26 October 1846, in Fox River Township, Davis, Iowa, United States, her father, Jonathan Sawyer Wells, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Gardner, was 35. She died in 1846, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Fox, Kendall, Illinois, United States.
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.