David Wells

1848–12 December 1892 (Age 44)
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Wells was born in 1848, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Preston Wells, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Flint, was 26. He married Susan Jane Davidson on 25 April 1878, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Hutton Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Hutton, Coles, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 December 1892, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 44.

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David Wells
Susan Jane Davidson
Marriage: 25 April 1878
Orville Wells
Fannie E Wells
Nancy Elizabeth Wells
Bethie Golden Wells

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1878Coles, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 0
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1850 · 8th Most Populated State
    Age 2
    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 13
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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 (10)

    • David Wells in household of John Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
    • David Wells in entry for Samuel H Fox and Minnie Wells, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • David E Wells, "United States Census, 1880"

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