Jael Baxter

Brief Life History of Jael

When Jael Baxter was born on 14 November 1810, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Baxter, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Burgin, was 35. She married Richard Wells on 21 November 1831, in Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 November 1867, at the age of 56, and was buried in Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Wells
1807–
Jael Baxter
1810–1867
Marriage: 21 November 1831
Henry Wells
1834–
Margaret Jane Wells
1837–1875
Elizabeth Wells
1840–1915
Kitty Ann Wells
1842–1879
Providence Wells
1843–1916
William Wells
1845–
Richard Wells Jr.
1846–1918
John E. Wells
1848–1910
Baxter Wells
1850–1919
Thomas Wells
1852–

Sources (8)

  • Jael Wells in household of Richard Wells, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jailey Baxter, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Jaley Jael Baxter Wells, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English baxter ‘baker’ (from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, earlier ‘female baker’, the feminine equivalent of bæcere). Compare Baker .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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