Goodwin Wells

7 September 1807–21 February 1871 (Age 63)
Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Goodwin

When Goodwin Wells was born on 7 September 1807, in Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ebenezer Wells, was 23 and his mother, Dientha Coe, was 22. He married Ruth Talbot on 11 January 1837, in Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 21 February 1871, in Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Claridon Center Cemetery, Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Goodwin Wells
Ruth Talbot
Marriage: 11 January 1837
Sarah Ann Wells
Jane Wells
Calvin Milton Wells
Franklin Goodwin Wells
Elbert Ward Wells

Spouse and Children

11 January 1837
Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Wells


    Dientha Coe





    Mary Esther Wells


    Ann Diantha Wells



World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 3

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

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

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)

  • Goodwin Wells, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Goodwin Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Goodwin Wells, "United States Census, 1870"

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