Rebecca Louise Wells

1800–1836 (Age 36)
Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Rebecca Louise

When Rebecca Louise Wells was born from 1800 to 1810, in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States, her father, Willoughby Wells, was 65 and her mother, Mary Hackney, was 42. She married Elihu Hodge on 6 June 1824, in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1836, at the age of 36, and was buried in Manning Cemetery, Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina, United States.

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Rebecca Louise Wells
Elihu Hodge
Marriage: 6 June 1824
Harriet Elizabeth Hodge

Spouse & Children

6 June 1824
Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States


  • Harriet Elizabeth Hodge


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 12

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

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  • Will of Willoby Wells

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