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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Richard Wells
Jael Baxter
Marriage: 21 November 1831
Henry Wells
Margaret Jane Wells
Elizabeth Wells
Kitty Ann Wells
Providence Wells
William Wells
Richard Wells Jr.
John E. Wells
Baxter Wells
Thomas Wells

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)


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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