Honor Wells

10 December 1724–28 March 1816 (Age 91)
Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Honor

When Honor Wells was born on 10 December 1724, in Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America, her father, James Wells, was 48 and her mother, Ann Thornborough, was 34. She married William M. Holmes Jr on 15 August 1738, in Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 28 March 1816, in Holidays Cove, Hancock, Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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William M. Holmes Jr
Honor Wells
Marriage: 15 August 1738
Lewanah Holmes
Lenora Susannah Holmes
Thomas Holmes
William Holmes
James Holmes Sr.
Sarah Holmes
Elizabeth Jane Holmes
Honor Holmes
Alexander Holmes

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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon
Age 34
Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
Age 52
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
Age 56
On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

(1997: 60845;2007: 129799; 2010: 176230)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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Honour Wells, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Honor Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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