Jonathan Sawyer Wells

3 January 1805–27 July 1867 (Age 62)
Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan Sawyer

When Jonathan Sawyer Wells was born on 3 January 1805, in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Judah Wells, was 39 and his mother, Ethelinda Otis, was 38. He married Margaret Gardner on 23 June 1829, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. His occupation is listed as justice of the peace in Utah, United States. He died on 27 July 1867, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Jonathan Sawyer Wells
Margaret Gardner
Marriage: 23 June 1829
Lyman Briggs Wells
Semantha Hannah Wells
Huldah Moriah Wells
Judah Smith Wells
Margaret Ann Wells
Otis Nathaniel Wells
Erastus Nelson Wells
Sarah Matilda Wells
Julia Ann Wells

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  • Marriage
    23 June 1829Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 7
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 20
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.

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

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    Life History of Nathaniel B. Gardner

    Nathaniel B. Gardner was born October October 17, 1765. He married Hannah Briggs January 10, 1786. Sixteen children were born to them, eight boys and eight girls. Eight lived to be married and rais …

    Sources (41)

    • Johnathan Wells in entry for Sarah Drake, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Jonathan S Wells, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Honathan S. Wells in entry for Margaret Ann Wells, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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