Jessop (Jesse) H. WELLS[1]

Male 1816 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jessop (Jesse) H. WELLS 
    Born 26 Mar 1816  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I1642  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father John WELLS,   b. Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819 
    Mother Margaret HUNTERS,   b. Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Ann BLACKBURN,   b. 1821, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1838  Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jesse H. Wells, a well-to-do farmer of Obion County was born in Orange County, N. C. On the 26th of March, 1816, and is one of two living children of a family of ten born to John and Margaret (Hunter) Wells, who were also natives of Orange County, N. C. The father was a farmer and died about 1819. His wife afterward moved to Indiana, and then came to Tennessee in 1839, locating in Maury County, where she died in 1845. Jesse H. Wells came to Maury County in February, 1838, and followed farming and overseeing a plantation until 1859, when he came to Obion County, locating on his present farm of 375 acres near Palestine. In 1838 he married Martha E. Blackburn, of Maury County, and their union has been blessed with three sons and three daughters. Those living are Sarah Elizabeth (Mrs. Woody), Alex Kirkland, Alice Jane (Mrs. McCorkle), Jesse James, John Edward. Rena Harris is deceased. Mrs. Wells died August 25, 1885. Mr. Wells and his family are members of the Christian church, and he is a Democrat. On his farm is the stump of a poplar tree that measured nine feet in diameter. About fourteen feet from the ground it branched in two prongs, which, when taken to the mill, sawed over 11,000 feet. The entire tree sawed over 12,000 feet. Alexander Kirkland Wells, son of Jesse Wells, was born in Maury County June 3, 1852, and has always resided with his parents. In December, 1876, Laura Miller became his wife. She is a daughter of Abraham and Bettie Miller, and is the mother one son: William Kirk. Alexander Wells has charge of the home farm and devoted considerable attention to stock raising. He is a prominent young farmer, and is identified with the Democratic party. Jesse J. Wells, M. D., another son of Jesse H. Wells was born in Maury County November 2, 1857, and remained with his parents until twenty-three years of age, having previously attended two sessions at the Louisville Medical College, graduating in March, 1880. He began the practice of his profession in Palestine, continuing up to the present time, with the exception of one year's practice in Louisville. October 6, 1880, witnessed his marriage with Mary E. Hogg, born in Hancock County, Ky. They have one daughter, Jessie Lander. The Doctor and his wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a Democrat.

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.