John T. Wells

Brief Life History of John T.

When John T. Wells was born in 1777, in Abbeville, District 96, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Wells, was 32 and his mother, Anne Bailey, was 25. He had at least 3 sons. He lived in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States in 1810 and Pike, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States.

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Sources (4)

  • John Wells, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Jno Wells, "Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951"
  • Jno Wells, "United States Census, 1820"

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1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1798 · Mississippi is Organized as an American Territory

The �Mississippi territory existed from April 7, 1798, to December 10, 1817, when the western half became the state of Mississippi and the eastern half became Alabama Territory. The territory was given up by Spain through the Treaty of Madrid.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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