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  • ID: I68680
  • Name: Richard Wells
  • Given Name: Richard
  • Surname: Wells
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 Feb 1760 in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Death: 18 Mar 1838 in Floyd (Johnson) County, Kentucky
  • _UID: 30A12970C6924CAD8A8DB3F940D90C28CBFD
  • Change Date: 20 Dec 2011 at 19:47
  • Note:
    CONFLICT: Some records show parents as Humphrey WELLS, Sr. born betw 1736/37 Queen Annes, MD and wife Abigail LINDSEY wife filed for a pension, may be a patriot.

    Richard moved to Washington, Georgia with his Uncle, Doctor Wells, who was a surgeon in the Army. Doctor Wells was killed on 15 February, 1780 in a duel with General Abram Jackson. Richard enlisted in the army in Augusta, Georgia, in January 1779 and served six months as orderly sargeant in Captain Paine's Company, Colonel Jackson's Regiment, and was in the Battle of Stono. In September, 1779, he served three months in Captain Laury's Company, Colonel Harris' Georgia Regiment, and wasin the Battle and Siege of Savannah.

    He moved to Washington County, Virginia in 1780 and in May of that year enlisted and served as an indian spy under Captain Snoddy and Col. Smith with the Virginia troops ranging the fron tiers until May of 1781. Richard married Susannah in 1797 and all of their children were born in Virginia. They moved to Kentucky in the 1820's and settled on Daniel's Creek in the present county of Johnson.

    Richard Wells who married Susannah Hutchison was NOT the son of Richard Wells, Jr. That terri ble research mistake has been corrected over and over again. The son of Richard Wells, Sr. was Richard Wells, Jr. who died in Ross County, Ohio. See DAR Patriot Index for his dates. Richard Wells who married Susannah Hutchison was probably the son of Humphrey Wells. He was DEFINITELY the nephew of Dr. George Wells of Dover, DE, Chowan Co., NC, and Augusta, GA, and the grandson of Dr. Richard Wells of Dover, DE. The Wells Family association has oodles of documentation!




    Father: Richard Wells b: Bef 1740 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    Mother: Mildred

    Marriage 1 Susannah 'Zaner' Hutchinson b: Abt 1777 in South Carolina
    • Married: 28 Sep 1797 in Russell County, Virginia
    • Change Date: 25 Sep 2005
    Children
    1. Has No Children Andrew Wells b: 11 Jul 1799 in Russell County, Virginia
    2. Has Children George Eireland Wells b: 22 Mar 1800 in Russell County, Virginia
    3. Has Children Moses Wells b: 13 Apr 1804 in Russell County, Virginia
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth 'Betsy' Wells b: 30 Aug 1807 in Russell County, Virginia
    5. Has Children Rosanna Wells b: Abt 1809 in Russell (Scott) County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Peter Simon Wells b: 9 Oct 1810 in Russell (Scott) County, Virginia
    7. Has No Children John Preston Wells b: Abt 1813 in Russell (Scott) County, Virginia
    8. Has No Children Mary 'Polly' Wells b: 14 Mar 1815 in Scott County, Virginia
    9. Has Children William Green Wells b: Abt 1818 in Scott County, Virginia
    10. Has Children Agnes Hutchison Wells b: 7 Dec 1820 in Scott County, Virginia

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