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Descendants of Barnaby Wells

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3. Zachariah J Wells

All listed Ancestry Family Trees give birth as 8 Nov 1828, none give adeath date.

Email, Myra Rodgers, 16 Sep 2009, in part:
As to Zachariah Wells and Marissa Anna Mitchell, the biggest mysteryis what happened to them after 1880. I have information on each oftheir children except for Ellen, who appeared after a ten-year gap.That in itself doesn't mean a lot if she was one of those "late inlife" surprises, or if there was another child or two in between whodied. But she wasn't on the 1870 census as she should have been. Ihaven't been able to pin anything else down about her. As for the restof their children, neither Zachariah nor Marissa can be found with anyof them in 1900. Nor have I found a death record of any kind. I havesearched the courthouses at Boyd and Lawrence Co., KY, and atIndependence Co., AR.

1850 United States Federal Census /Ancestry/ 8 November 1850
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 54, Russell, Virginia
Household Members: Name Age
Zachariah J Wells 22 [1828], Farmer, Grayson Co VA, Married within theyear-Yes
Marissa A Wells 31 [1819], Franklin Co VA, Married within the year-Yes
NOTE: They live same dwelling #1391 as George & Polly Wells + 10children, his parents & siblings.
- his father, age 48 listed as occupation-None, so apparently retired.
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 54, Russell,Virginia; Roll M432_975; Page: 320; Image: 207.

1860 United States Federal Census /Ancestry/ 13 June 1860
INDEXED as Name: Zachariah WILLS
Home in 1860: Wise, Virginia
Post Office: Wise Court House
Household Members: Name Age
Zachariah Wills 33 [1827], Farmer, $75, $147, VA
Marissa A Wills 39 [1821], House keeper, VA
George Wills 10 [1850], VA
Luemma J Wills 8 [1852], VA [Lucinda Jane, per Myra Rodgers-hd]
Barna B F Wills 4 [1856], VA
[John Wills] 2 [1858], VA [covered by smudge but J is discernable-hd]
Louisa S Mitchell 21 [1839], Seamstress, VA [Marissa's sister-hd]
Elizabeth P Mitchell 19 [1841], Seamstress, VA [Marissa's sister-hd]
- living next household:
Barna B Wells, 30 [1830], Farmer, $300, $93, VA
Louisa J Wells, 24 [1836], House keeper, VA
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Wise, Virginia; RollM653_1384; Page: 274; Image: 277.

1870 United States Federal Census /Ancestry/ 26 July 1870
Home in 1870: Precinct 5, Greenup Co, Kentucky
- Greenup Co KY is just west of Huntington WV
Post Office: Hunnewell Furnace
Household Members: Name Age
Zachariah Wells 42 [1828], Farm laborer, $200, $700, East Virginia
Anna Wells 48 [1822], Keeping house, East Virginia
George W Wells 18 [1852], Works on farm, East Virginia
Jane Wells 16 [1854], Works at home, East Virginia
Barney Wells 14 [1856], Works on farm, East Virginia
John Wells 12 [1858], Works on farm, East Virginia
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 5, Greenup,Kentucky; Roll M593_466; Page: 133; Image: 266.

1880 United States Federal Census /Ancestry/ 29 Jun 1880
- Boyd Co KY is next door East of to Greenup Co KY
- ages match, location is near 1870 home
INDEXED as Name: Zachiriah WILES
Home in 1880: Durbin, Boyd, Kentucky
Household Members: Name Age
Zachiriah Wiles, Head, 54 [1826], M, Farmer, VA-VA-VA
Anna Wiles, Wife, 59 [1821], M, Keeping house, KY-blank-blank
- Marissa ANNA, but is birth place in error?
Ellen Wiles, Daughter, 11 [1869], At home, KY-b-b
- see email from Myra Rodgers
Sopha Falkner, Boarder, 7 [1873], Boards them, KY-KY-KY
Heneretta Falkner, Boarder, 5 [1875], Boarder at home, KY-b-b
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Durbin, Boyd, Kentucky;Roll T9_403; Family History Film: 1254403; Page: 189.1000;Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0708.


Marissa Anna Mitchell

Email, Myra Rodgers, 22 Sep 2009, in part:
I am confident that Marissa Anna Mitchell, wife of Zachariah Wells, isthe daughter of Elisha Mitchell, second husband of Henrietta LewisWall. However, I'm recently convinced that she is his daughter byJudith Wills, his first wife. Her birthdate of around 1821 fits there,and that would explain three older sons on the 1840 Henry Countycensus. The only conundrum is why Erasmus Mitchell and HenriettaMitchell Willis waited until 1892 to try to get in on the bounty landgrant for the John Lewis of Sweet Springs, Monroe County, and whytheir mother, Henrietta, was not listed as an heir to begin with. Therecords I have found so far do not indicate whether they weresuccessful in being named heirs, only that they filed affidavits tothat effect.

Two Ancestry Family Trees:
Marissa Ann, b. 8 Nov 1820, Franklin Co, VA
son- Barney B Wells 1855-1920

1850 census-see husbands Notes-listed as Marissa
1860 census-see husbands Notes-listed as Marissa WILLS
1870 census-see husbands Notes-listed as Anna
1880 census-see husbands Notes-listed as Anna WILES


14. Lucinda Jane Wells

Email, Myra Rodgers, 16 Sep 2009, in part:
Lucinda/Luemma Jane Wells m. Frank Twinam in 1871, but appears to havedied before
1891 when he married his second wife.

1860 census: see fathers Notes: listed as Luemma J WILLS


4. Barney J Wells

1850 census: see fathers Notes

1860 United States Federal Census /Ancestry/ 13 June 1860
INDEXED as Name: Zachariah WILLS
Home in 1860: Wise, Virginia
Post Office: Wise Court House
Household Members: Name Age
Zachariah Wills 33 [1827], Farmer, $75, $147, VA
Marissa A Wills 39 [1821], House keeper, VA
George Wills 10 [1850], VA
Luemma J Wills 8 [1852], VA
Barna B F Wills 4 [1856], VA
[John Wills] 2 [1858], VA [covered by smudge but J is discernible-hd]
Louisa S Mitchell 21 [1839], Seamstress, VA [Marissa's sister-hd]
Elizabeth P Mitchell 19 [1841], Seamstress, VA [Marissa's sister-hd]
- living next household:
Barna B Wells, 30 [1830], Farmer, $300, $93, VA
Louisa J Wells, 24 [1836], House keeper, VA
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Wise, Virginia; RollM653_1384; Page: 274; Image: 277.

1870 census, next page after his mother-listed as Barney B Wells, 41[1829], wife Louisa, 32 [1838]
1870 VA, Wise County, Lipps Twp, PO Guest Station - 18 August 1870
- Wise Co VA is just west of Russell County
Wells, Barney B, 41 [1829], Farmer, $300, $380, VA
Wells, Louisa, 32 [1838], Keeping house, VA
Ring, Catherine, 18 [1852], House keeper, VA

1880 United States Federal Census /Ancestry/ 10 June 1880
INDEXED as Barney WELLES
Home in 1880: Fayette, Lawrence, Ohio
Household Members: Name Age
Barney Welles, Head, 50 [1830], M, Farmer, VA-VA-VA
Louisa J. Welles, Wife, 40 [1840], M, Keeping house, VA-GA-VA
Thomas Welles, Son, 8 [1872], WEST VA-VA-VA < = = = = =
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fayette, Lawrence, Ohio;Roll T9_1039; Family History Film: 1255039; Page: 100.1000;Enumeration District: 86; Image: 0198.


13. Stephen Frederick Wells

1850 census: see fathers Notes- census is in Russell Co; he is listedas age 0/12 but born Grayson Co
1860 census: see fathers Notes- census is in Russell Co; he is listedas Stephen F Wells
1870 census: see mothers Notes


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