Elizabeth Wells

1749–before 1835
Wells, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wells was christened in 1749, in Wells, York, Maine, United States, her father, Joshua Wells, was 42 and her mother, Meribah Littlefield, was 39. She married Pendleton Emmons on 22 July 1780, in Wells, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died before 1835, at the age of 85.

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Pendleton Emmons
Elizabeth Wells
Marriage: 22 July 1780
Keziah Emmons
Lydia Emmons

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22 July 1780
Wells, York, Maine, United States



    Lydia Emmons


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

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Elisabeth Wells, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Elisabeth Wells, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Elisabeth Wells, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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