Willoughby Wells

1745–1835 (Age 90)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Willoughby

When Willoughby Wells was born in 1745, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Wells, was 40 and his mother, Mary Margaret Barnes, was 23. He married Mary Hackney. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 26 October 1835, in Sumter, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Sumter, South Carolina, United States.

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Willoughby Wells
Mary Hackney
Nancy Ann Wells
Mary Catherine Wells
Wealtha Wiltha Wells
Rebecca Louise Wells
Francis Wells

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Wells


  • Mary Margaret Barnes




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World Events (6)


Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 31

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 47

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Willoughby Wells, "United States Census, 1800"

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