Bethiah Wells

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

The Life of Bethiah

When Bethiah Wells was born on 7 May 1708, in Southold, Suffolk, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joshua Wells, was 44 and her mother, Hannah Tuthill, was 40. She married Lieutenant John Goldsmith III on 21 January 1730, in Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 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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Lieutenant John Goldsmith III
Bethiah Wells
Marriage: 21 January 1730
John Goldsmith IV
Bethiah Goldsmith
Hannah Goldsmith
Prudence Goldsmith
Lydia Goldsmith
Nathaniel Goldsmith
Rev Benjamin Goldsmith
Hannah Goldsmith
Jeremiah Goldsmith

Spouse and Children

21 January 1730
Southold, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States


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Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bethia Wells Goldsmith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920
  • U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930

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