David Wells

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

The Life 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


    Susan Jane Davidson


25 April 1878
Coles, Illinois, United States


    Orville Wells


    Fannie E Wells



    Bethie Golden Wells


Parents and Siblings



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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.

Age 13

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • David Wells in household of John Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David E Wells, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Wells in household of John Wells, "United States Census, 1860"

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