Mary Wells

6 August 1733–2 July 1776 (Age 42)
Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wells was born on 6 August 1733, in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joshua Welles, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Smead, was 34. She died on 2 July 1776, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42.

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William Holland
1730–
Mary Wells
1733–1776

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    William Holland

    Male1730–Male

    Female1733–1776Female

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1776

Age 43

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 43

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Mary Wells, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary (born Wells), 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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