Joseph Mitchell Wells

1836–22 October 1903 (Age 67)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph Mitchell

Joseph Mitchell Wells was born in 1836, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Catherine Gardner on 9 June 1859, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 October 1903, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Joseph Mitchell Wells
Catherine Gardner
Marriage: 9 June 1859
Catherine V Wells
Matilda Wells
Joseph M Wells Jr
George B Wells
Eva Wells
Edna Wells
William Waddington Wells

Spouse and Children

9 June 1859
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States




    Joseph M Wells Jr


    George B Wells


    Catherine V Wells



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · Dueling Prohibited

Age 3

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Joseph M Wills, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph M Wells, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph M Wells, "United States Census, 1900"

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