Bethiah Wells

7 May 1708–24 June 1755 (Age 47)
Southold, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Bethiah

When Bethiah Wells was born on 7 May 1708, in Southold, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joshua Wells the I, was 45 and her mother, Hannah Tuthill, was 40. She married Lieutenant John Goldsmith on 21 January 1730, in Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 24 June 1755, in her hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in Southold, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Lieutenant John Goldsmith
Bethiah Wells
Marriage: 21 January 1730
John Goldsmith IV
Bethiah Goldsmith
Prudence Goldsmith
Lydia Goldsmith
Nathaniel Goldsmith
Rev Benjamin Goldsmith
Hannah Goldsmith
Jeremiah Goldsmith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1730Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States
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    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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    Sources (5)

    • New York City, Compiled Marriage Index, 1600s-1800s
    • Bethia Wells Goldsmith, "Find A Grave Index"
    • New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920

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