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Wells Families of Wressle, Yorkshire, England and Ontario, Canada

Note: There is a Wressle in Yorkshire and another Wressle over the county border in Lincolnshire (South Humberside)


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1871 Census of Ontario

Canadian Genealogy and History

Another Ontario Wells Family (Originally from London, England)

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1 Robert " Old Wells " Wells

Birth: 1785, Wressle, Yorkshire, England
Death: 6 Jan 1864, Greenbank, Ont
Burial: Greenbank Ontario
Father: Robert Wells
Mother: Ann Wood

A native of Yorkshire, England, died Jan. 6, 1864 aged
79 years.

Spouse: Mary Ann
Birth: 1791, Yorkshire, England
Death: 29 May 1867, Greenbank Ontario
Burial: Greenbank, Reach Township

Children: Margaret (1814-1857)
 James (1815-1889)
 Robert (1819-1821)
 John (1824-1896)
 William (1826-1860)
 Richard (1831-)
 Issac (1833-1905)

1.1 Margaret Wells

Birth: 3 Jan 1814, Bolton, England
Death: 28 Mar 1857, Greenbank, Ont
Burial: Greenbank Cemetery
Reli: Methodist

Sailed from England on the Six Sisters along with the
Cragg family

Spouse: Isaac Cragg
Birth: 15 May 1808, Greenbank, Lancashire, England
Death: 14 Feb 1874
Burial: Greenbank, Cemetery
Tombstone: Quaker
Father: David Cragg (1769-1835)
Mother: Mary ( Molly) Pye (1785-1823)
Marr: 29 Aug 1836, Whitby, Ontario

Children: Mary (1837-1922)
 Agnes (1840-1921)
 Margaret (1840-1868)
 Isaac (1842-1842)
 Jane ( Jennet) (1843-)
 Ann (1845-)
 Timothy (1849-1850)
 Emma (1852-1929)

1.1.1a Mary Cragg*

Birth: 3 Jun 1837, Greenbank, Ont
Death: 18 May 1922
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont

Spouse: Joshua Bagshaw
Birth: 19 Mar 1828
Death: 10 Jan 1869
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont
Father: William Bagshaw (1783-1861)
Mother: Sarah Bolton (1786-1868)
Marr: 1853

Children: Alfred (1855-1890)
 Margaret Sarah (1858-1860)
 Isaac (1863-1891)

Other spouses: Daniel Whalen

1.1.1b Mary Cragg* (See above)

Spouse: Daniel Whalen
Birth: 1843
Death: 1910
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont
Marr: 1877

Children: Harriet Maud (1879-1967)

Other spouses: Joshua Bagshaw

1.1.2a Agnes Cragg*

Birth: 8 Dec 1840, Greenbank, Ont
Death: 4 Dec 1921
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont

Spouse: George Gibson
Marr: 26 Sep 1856

Children: George
 William
 Herbert
 Chester

Other spouses: Joseph M Beatty

1.1.2b Agnes Cragg* (See above)

Spouse: Joseph M Beatty
Birth: 1 May 1846
Death: 19 Apr 1921
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont

Children: J Harry (1887-1915)

Other spouses: George Gibson

1.1.3 Margaret Cragg

Birth: 26 Sep 1840, Greenbank, Ont
Death: 3 May 1868, Greenbank, Ont

Spouse: Daniel Whalen
Birth: 1843
Death: 1910
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont
Marr: 1863
Div: 1872

Children: Mary Ellen (1866-1938)
 Margaret A (1868-1956)
 Annie (1867-)

1.1.4 Isaac Cragg

Birth: Aug 1842, Greenbank Ont
Death: 11 Dec 1842, Greenbank Ont
Burial: Greenbank, Cemetery, Greenbank Ont

1.1.5 Jane ( Jennet) Cragg

Birth: 23 Sep 1843

Spouse: Cadmon Gibson

1.1.6 Ann Cragg

Birth: 15 Apr 1845

deserted in 1848

Spouse: John Baley

Children: George Franklin (1866-1868)

1.1.7 Timothy Cragg

Birth: Oct 1849, Greenbank Ont
Death: 17 Feb 1850, Greenbank Ont
Burial: Greenbank, Cemetery, Greenbank Ont

1.1.8 Emma Cragg

Birth: 4 Feb 1852, Greenbank Ont
Death: 29 Oct 1929, Greenbank Ont
Burial: Greenbank, Cemetery, Greenbank Ont

Conc 11 Lot 12

Spouse: Timothy E Cragg
Birth: 22 Nov 1845, Greenbank, Ont
Death: 1 Dec 1916
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank, Ont
Father: David Cragg (1822-1893)
Mother: Christina Phoenix (1822-1859)
Marr: 6 Feb 1868, Reach, Ont

Children: Edgar (1868-1929)
 Lemuel Chester (1871-1872)
 Minnie Jane (1873-1875)
 Norman Wesley (1878-1912)
 Blake Edward (1879-1949)
 Hattie Emma (1884-1970)

1.2a James Wells*

Birth: 24 Jan 1815, England
Death: 20 Nov 1889, Fremont Township, Sanilac County,
Michigan, USA
Burial: Fremont Township Cemetery, Mayville,  Tuscola
Co. Mi

In 1851 James had Lot 4 on the 9th concession, 108
acres. He sold 1/2 of it in 1855

Mr James Wells Cass City Michigan. P.O. Box 283
Mr John Wells Cass City MichiganP.O. Box 283
Isaac Cragg box 105
Richard wells is unconfirmed as of 7/24/94
Name is from census and the marriage register checks.

Reach Twp, Conc 9 Lot 4(, was also In Cass City Mi
Mr James Wells Cass City Michigan. P.O. Box 283
Mr John Wells Cass City MichiganP.O. Box 283
Isaac Cragg box 105
Fremont Township Cemetery in Mayville is on the land
that James homsteded.

Spouse: Margaret Cragg
Birth: 24 Feb 1814, Wyresdale, Lancashire England
Death: 1 Feb 1850, Reach Township, Ontario Cty, Ont
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank, Reach Township,
Ontario
Father: David Cragg (1769-1835)
Mother: Mary ( Molly) Pye (1785-1823)
Marr: 29 Aug 1836, Whitby, Ontario

Children: Robert (1837-1910)
 Mary Ann (1839-1898)
 Jennet Jane (1840-1917)
 William (1842-1862)
 Agnes (1843-1929)
 James K (1849-1921)

Other spouses: Elizabeth V (Betsy) Buck

1.2a.1 Robert Wells

Birth: 3 Jun 1837, Markham, Ontario
Death: 10 Apr 1910, Woodville, Ontario
Burial: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township,
Victoria Cty

In August, 1866, Robert Wells bought the North Half of
Lot 20 Concession 15, Mariposa Township from Thomas
Chippendale

Spouse: Ann ( Dobson ) Adams
Birth: 13 Apr 1840, {Uxbridge} Reach
Death: 6 Sep 1922, Hartley, Eldon Township, Ont
Burial: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township,
Victoria Cty
Father: Charles Adams (1779-)
Mother: Elizabeth Dobson (1789-)
Marr: 14 Feb 1859, Reach, Ontario

Children: James Charles (1860-1953)
 Joseph (1861-1892)
 Hillary (1863-1891)
 Robert Chester (1865-1920)
 William Edward (1867-1939)
 John Nelson (1870-1958)
 Mary Annie (1872-1963)
 Hannah Jane (1875-1959)
 Dorothy Amelia (1878-1972)
 Maria (1883-1965)

1.2a.2a Mary Ann Wells*

Birth: 1839, Reach Township
Death: 1898
Tombstone: Alive Feb 1864

Riley family researchers:
Mary Ellen Price, Clare Michigan
James Riley, Warren, Michigan

Spouse: William Alexander Hamilton
Birth: 11 Aug 1831, Ontario
Death: 24 Jan 1882
Burial: Fremont Cemetery,
Father: Hon. Robert James Hamilton (1787-1861)
Mother: Charlotte Ann Day (1800-1879)
Marr: 24 Jul 1856, Fremont Township, Home Of James Wells

Div: Jul 1873, Filed For In Dec 1872

Children: James Robert (1857-1906)
 Andrew Jackson (1858-1943)
 Erick Kelsey (1861-1916)
 John (1864-)
 William (1865-)
 Elnora (1866-1952)
 Adelbert (1868-1949)

Other spouses: Jacob S Riley

1.2a.2b Mary Ann Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Jacob S Riley
Birth: 1838
Marr: 13 Oct 1875, Vassar, Michigan

Other spouses: William Alexander Hamilton

1.2a.3a Jennet Jane Wells*

Birth: 14 Aug 1840, Reach Township, Ontario Cty, Ont
Death: 12 Dec 1917, Reach Township, Ontario Cty, Ont
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank Ontario.
Cause: Pneumonia
Tombstone: Died Of Pneumonia

North Ontario Observer Dec 20 1917

The Late Mrs. Thomas Hope was a long time resident of
the Township of Reach and was twice married, her first
husband being the late William Wildman, one of Reach's
foremost and most enterprising and successful farmers.
As Mrs. Wildman she was much esteemed by all having the
pleasure of her acquaintance: a loving wife and a kind
and indulgent mother; an exemplary and consistent member
of the Methodist Church and much devoted to her beloved
Zion. She was the mother of a large and highly
intelligent family whom she lived to see settled and in
good circumstances although widely scattered through the
land. Five sons and five daughters survive. Messrs.
John, Duke and Frank all from Oklahoma USA. Mr. Edward
Wildman of Oshawa Ont. Mrs. Pace (Agnes) USA Mrs. Win.
Kight.(Margaret) and Mrs. R Corbman (Mary Jane) both of
Utica Ont. Mrs. Wm Spence (Elizabeth) of Port Perry,
Ont. and Mrs. Thomas Bartley (Minnie Alice) of Greenbank
Ont. A sister Mrs. Holtby (Agnes) in the U.S. also
survives.

 Her Wedding Notice lists her father as James Wells and
her Mother as Margaret Cragg. She had brilliant red hair

Spouse: William Wildman
Birth: 13 May 1833, Beeford, Yorkshire, England
Death: 17 Apr 1900, Reach Township, Ontario Cty, Ont
Burial: 19 Apr 1900, Bethel Cemetery, Greenbank Ontario.

Tombstone: Came To Canada In 1854
Father: Marmaduke Wildman (1803-1861)
Mother: Hannah Jordan (1806-1894)
Marr: 21 Nov 1859, Reach Township

Children: James Albert (1857-)
 Marmaduke ( Duke) (1860-1957)
 Margaret (Maggie) Hannah (1862-1951)
 Frances Robert ( Frank ) (1864-1948)
 Agnes Ann (1866-1926)
 John (Jack) Nelson (1868-1954)
 Mary Jane (1870-1951)
 George (Twin) (1872-1872)
 Richard ( Dick ) (Twin) (1872-1964)
 Edward ( Ned ) (1875-1962)
 Elizabeth ( Nellie ) (1878-1955)
 Minerva (Minnie) Alice (1881-1959)
 Edith May (1881-1902)
 Ethel Alva (1884-1900)
 William ( Willie)
 Ned Edward (1886-1886)

Other spouses: Thomas Hope

1.2a.3b Jennet Jane Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Thomas Hope
Birth: 1826, Yorkshire, England
Death: 31 Jan 1913, Port Perry
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont
Marr: 5 Jul 1905, Port Perry, Ont

Other spouses: William Wildman

1.2a.4 William Wells

Birth: 1842
Death: 17 May 1862, St. Louis, Missouri
Burial: Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Cause: Typhoid Fever

Enlisted in Company “A” Michigan Fourteenth Infantry,
Nov 20 1861, at Fremont, for three years age 18.
Mustered Jan 7 1862

1.2a.5 Agnes Wells

Birth: 10 Sep 1843, Greenbank, OntarioCanada
Death: 10 Feb 1929, Winfield Kansas
Burial: 13 Feb 1929, Hackney Cemetery
Reli: Birth Date: 24 Sep 1842

Hackney Mourns The Death of a Pioneer Mother
Mrs. Agnes Holtby, 87, widow of Hilary Holtby, and one
of the oldest pioneer woman of this section, having come
to Cowley County in 1876, died at her home 8 miles north
of Arkansas City at 6:30 o’clock, Sunday Evening. She
had been n falling health for some time.

Grandma Holtby, as she was known to her many friends in
the Hackney neighbourhood, where she and her husband
settled after living one year on the present site of
Arkansas City, had been a member of the Hackney Brothren
Church for many years. She came here from Canada, her
native country. At that time, which was almost 59 years
ago, she and Mr Holtby travelled her from Emporia in a
covered wagon. They brought all thier personal goods and
belongings with them in the wagon. J. L. Bowen, still a
resident of the city, drove the team, one of the sons of
Mrs. Holtby said today. The homestead place eight miles
directly north of this city on the main road has been
her home all these years. Thew east edge of the farm
adjourns Hackney. The husband died there 26 years ago.

Mr. & Mrs. Holtby are said to have lived in a log cabin
at C street and Central        , at which was

the locstion the townsite company gave the for a lot,
for one year.

Mrs. Holtby is survived by three sons, three daughters,
32 grandchildren, 14 great granchildren. The surviving
children are, William, of Arkansas City, C. R. and R. B.
of Winfield, Mrs. Nellie Markham, Mrs. W. H. Boswell and
MRs. H. H. Kirkpatrick, all of this city.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon in the United Brethren Church, south of
Hackney. The Reverend W. S. Luner, Pastor, will
officiate. Burial will be in the Hackney Cemetery where
the husband is buried. The Grant Funeral home is in
charge.

Spouse: Hilary Holtby
Birth: 1841, Canada
Death: 1892
Burial: Hackney Cemetery
Tombstone: Farmer & Sawmill Operator. Frieghter
Father: William Williamson Holtby (1815-1872)
Mother: Ellen Elizabeth Holborn (1816-1857)
Marr: 15 Jul 1863, Ontario County

Children: James (1865-1865)
 William S (1866-)
 Richard Benjamin (1867-)
 Mary Ellen ( Nellie ) (1868-1938)
 John Fletcher (1873-1924)
 Charles Robert ( Bob ) (1875-)
 Wilkie H (1877-1926)
 Clara Jennie (1879-)
 Elizabeth Charlotte ( Lizzie ) (1882-1930)

1.2a.6 James K Wells

Birth: 29 Jun 1849, Canada
Death: 20 Jun 1921, Fremont Township
Burial: Fremont Township, Cemetery, Tuscola Co. Mi

Apparently he used to correspond with family in Onatario

Spouse: Adelia Abernethy
Birth: 22 Jul 1862, Dubuque, Iowa
Death: 9 Mar 1929, Fremont
Burial: Fremont Township Cemetery, Mayville,  Tuscola
Co. Mi
Father: James Abernethy
Mother: Clarissa Wiltse
Marr: 11 Mar 1878

Children: Lucinda Myrtle (1879-1940)
 Edson Vincent (1881-1952)
 Charles Albert (1883-1961)
 Frank (1886-1903)
 (Fanny) Francis Isabelle (1890-1982)

1.2b James Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Elizabeth V (Betsy) Buck
Birth: May 1829, Canada West
Death: 29 Sep 1868, Fremont Township
Burial: Fremont Township Cemetery, Mayville,  Tuscola
Co. Mi
Father: Ira Buck (1804-)
Mother: Anna
Marr: 1851

Children: Elizabeth “Betsy” (1852-1930)
 Henry (1853-)
 Emma Emily (1853-1931)
 Richard (1858-1937)

Other spouses: Margaret Cragg

1.2b.1a Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells*

Birth: 1852, Ontario
Death: 11 Apr 1930, Fremont
Burial: Fremont Cemtery, Mayville, Michigan

Spouse: James Walker
Birth: 1 Sep 1846
Death: 6 Jun 1872
Burial: West Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Tuscola Co.
Michigan
Marr: 18 May 1870, Caro, Michigan

Children: Ida May (1871-)
 James Edward (1872-1929)

Other spouses: Wesley Almas, Mathew Colosbeif (Colosky)

1.2b.1b Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Wesley Almas
Marr: 23 Aug 1876, Vassar, Michigan

Other spouses: James Walker, Mathew Colosbeif (Colosky)

1.2b.1c Elizabeth “Betsy” Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Mathew Colosbeif (Colosky)
Birth: 18 Oct 1848
Death: 18 Sep 1917, Arebela Twp.
Burial: Fremont Cemetery, Mayville, Michigan
Marr: 16 Mar 1887

Children: Etta M (1888-1952)
 William E (1890-)
 Fred (1893-1941)
 Cecil W (1899-1964)

Other spouses: James Walker, Wesley Almas

1.2b.2 Henry Wells

Birth: 1853

Listed in the 1860 Census as being six years old.

1.2b.3 Emma Emily Wells

Birth: 19 Sep 1853, Ontario, Canada
Death: 24 Nov 1931, Mayville, Michigan
Burial: West Dayton Cemetery

Spouse: Edward Walker
Birth: 1850
Death: 4 Feb 1920
Burial: West Dayton Cemetery
Marr: 27 Feb 1874

Children: Sphronia Elizabeth (1875-1955)
 James Edson (1874-1942)
 Dora Frances (1891-)

1.2b.4 Richard Wells

Birth: 11 Jul 1858, Mayville, Tuscola Co, Michigan
Death: 10 Apr 1937, Fremont Township
Burial: Fremont Township Cemetery, Mayville,  Tuscola
Co. Mi
Cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage

First white child born in Fremont township

Spouse: Eda Lucinda Palmer
Birth: 18 Jul 1862, Iowa
Death: 19 Feb 1941, Fremont Township
Burial: 22 Feb 1941, Fremont Township Cemetery,
Mayville,  Tuscola Co. Mi
Father: William Palmer
Mother: Lodema Wiltsie
Marr: 18 Mar 1878

Children: Jane Lodema (1880-1979)
 Elizabeth Emily (1881-1966)
 Alzena Charlotte ( Lottie) (1883-1940)
 William Richard (1885-1962)
 Clarissa Clara Mae (1888-1972)
 Winnifield James (1890-1962)
 Hattie Almira (1900-1972)

1.3 Robert Wells

Birth: Jun 1819, England
Death: 9 Dec 1821, England

1.4 John Wells

Birth: 20 Sep 1824, England
Death: 1 Jun 1896, Cass City Michigan
Burial: Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola
Co. Michigan

Spouse: Susannah Thompson
Birth: 13 May 1829
Death: 30 Jun 1897, Cass City Michigan
Burial: Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola
Co. Michigan
Father: John Thompson (1786-1860)
Mother: Beatrice Ann Waller (1793-1873)
Marr: 30 Apr 1851, Upper Canada

Children: Charlotte Susannah (1853-1934)
 Beatrice Ann ( Annie ) (1857-1889)
 Mary Ann (1859-)
 Elizabeth Thompson (1862-1932)
 Agness Martha (1863-1864)
 Willimena (1867-)
 John Thurstan Fletcher (1870-1931)
 Robert Joshua Vinson James (1872-1952)

1.4.1 Charlotte Susannah Wells

Birth: 1853, Reach Township
Death: 10 Dec 1934
Burial: Elkland Cemetery, Cass City, Michigan

Spouse: James Wallace Brooks

Children: John Thomas (1869-1870)
 Frank (1886-1901)
 Ethel Suzanna (-1937)
 Nellie
 Annie

1.4.2 Beatrice Ann ( Annie ) Wells

Birth: 1857, Ontario
Death: 5 Nov 1889
Burial: Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola
Co. Michigan

Spouse: Isaac Cragg
Birth: 24 Dec 1849, Reach Township, Ont
Death: 12 Jun 1937, Cass City Michigan
Burial: 16 Jun 1937, Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass
City Michigan
Father: David Cragg (1822-1893)
Mother: Christina Phoenix (1822-1859)
Marr: 14 Feb 1873, Reach Township

Children: Lottie Mitalina (1873-1966)
 Edith Cathera (1877-1909)
 Flora Sussanah (1882-1971)
 Minnie Christine (1887-1969)
 Folis Beatrice (1887-)

1.4.3 Mary Ann Wells

Birth: 1859, Reach Township, Ontario, Canada

Spouse: Phillip Marks

Children: Fleet
 UNNAMED (1883-)
 UNNAMED
 UNNAMED
 UNNAMED
 UNNAMED

1.4.4 Elizabeth Thompson Wells

Birth: 1862
Death: 11 Jul 1932
Burial: ELKland Cemetery, Cass City, Michigan

Spouse: George Franklin Darling
Birth: 29 Mar 1851, Belleville, Ontario
Death: 24 Feb 1936, Evergreen Township, Sanilac County,
Michigan
Burial: Elkland Cemetery, Cass City, Michigan
Marr: 25 Mar 1884, Home Of John Wells

Children: William John (1888-1967)
 Beatrice Susannabelle (1893-1941)
 Edith Mae (1899-1900)
 Owen W (1890-1968)
 Robert Everett (1895-1959)
 Bessie Reid (1897-1969)
 George N (1903-1968)

1.4.5 Agness Martha Wells

Birth: Apr 1863
Death: 19 Sep 1864
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont

1.4.6 Willimena Wells

Birth: 1867, Reach Township

Spouse: John MacKichan

1.4.7 John Thurstan Fletcher Wells

Birth: 16 Sep 1870, Greenbank, Reach Township, Ontario
Death: 4 Mar 1931
Burial: Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola
Co. Michigan
Cause: Nephritis

Spouse: Christina “Teenie” Coulter
Birth: 1 Jan 1872, Minden, Victoria, Ontario, Canada
Death: 20 May 1957, Cass City Michigan
Burial: 22 May 1957, Elkland Cemetery, Cass City,
Michigan
Father: Robert Coulter (1835-1923)
Mother: Mary Victoria Cragg (1847-1928)
Marr: 18 Apr 1894, Cass City, Michigan

1.4.8 Robert Joshua Vinson James Wells

Birth: 28 Jul 1872, Reach Township
Death: 6 Mar 1952

Spouse: Annie Hershey
Marr: 21 Dec 1898

Children: David

1.5a William Wells*

Birth: 14 Sep 1826, Bradford, England
Death: 13 Jul 1860
Burial: Greenbank, Cemetery, Greenbank, Ont Canada

Spouse: Phebe Ann Buck
Birth: 1832, England
Death: 9 Feb 1855
Burial: Greenbank, Cemetery, Greenbank Ont
Father: Ira Buck (1804-)
Mother: Anna
Marr: 5 Aug 1850, Greenbank, Ontario

Children: William
 Elizabeth Amy (1854-)
 Ira
 Mary (1857-)
 Anthony (1859-)

Other spouses: Jane McGeoch

1.5a.1 William Wells

Birth: Reach Township

1.5a.2 Elizabeth Amy Wells

Birth: 1854, Reach Township

1.5a.3 Ira Wells

Birth: Reach Township

1.5a.4 Mary Wells

Birth: 1857, Reach Township

1.5a.5 Anthony Wells

Birth: 6 Aug 1859, Reach Township

1.5b William Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Jane McGeoch
Birth: 21 Feb 1832, Scotland
Death: 21 Jul 1891, Reach Township
Father: Anthony McGeoch (1807-1886)
Mother: Mary Keand (1807-1891)

Children: Isabella (1863-1891)
 James (1868-)
 Robert (1872-1940)
 Jemimah (1866-1937)

Other spouses: Phebe Ann Buck

1.5b.1 Isabella Wells

Birth: 1863
Death: 4 May 1891, Reach Township

1.5b.2 James Wells

Birth: 1868, Reach Township

1.5b.3 Robert Wells

Birth: 10 Jan 1872, Reach Township
Death: 9 May 1940, Niagara Falls, New York

Spouse: Margaret

1.5b.4 Jemimah Wells

Birth: 8 Aug 1866, Ontario
Death: 3 Oct 1937
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont

Spouse: Henry Hickman
Birth: 4 Apr 1865, England
Death: 29 Jul 1938
Burial: Bethel Cemetery Greenbank, Ont
Marr: 20 Dec 1896, Greenbank, Ontario

Children: Florence Alice V (1897-1938)
 Eva M (1901-1972)

1.6 Richard Wells

Birth: 28 Jun 1831, Bradford England

Also listed on the 1862 census for Reach is Luther Brown
Labourer and Harriet Morrow servant along with Robert
Wells 24, Ann Wells 21 J.C Wells 1, and a Charles Adams
82 married in 1803 in England

Spouse: Harriet Truax
Birth: 1835
Marr: 21 Feb 1854

Children: Mary (1855-1864)
 William D. (1857-1923)
 Luther (1858-)
 Edward ( Edwin) H (1860-1931)
 John (1867-1933)
 Richard J (-1898)
 UNNAMED

1.6.1 Mary Wells

Birth: 17 Apr 1855, Reach Township, Ontario
Death: 4 Jun 1864, Fremont Township, Mi
Burial: Fremont Township Cemetery, Mayville,  Tuscola
Co. Mi

1.6.2 William D. Wells

Birth: 1857, Reach Township
Death: 24 Apr 1923, Bridgehampton, Michigan
Cause: Pneumonia

Vassar, Michigan

1.6.3 Luther Wells

Birth: 1858, Reach Township

Kentucky

1.6.4 Edward ( Edwin) H Wells

Birth: 1860, Reach Township
Death: 16 Nov 1931, Deckerville, Michigan

Spouse: Elnora Hamilton
Birth: 20 Feb 1866
Death: 22 Dec 1952
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, West Bend Michigan
Father: William Alexander Hamilton (1831-1882)
Mother: Mary Ann Wells (1839-1898)
Marr: 1884

1.6.5 John Wells

Birth: 1867
Death: 12 Apr 1933, Detroit Hospital
Burial: Deckerville, Michigan

Spouse: Margaret “Maggie” Coulter
Birth: 1 Jan 1873, Minden, Victoria, Ontario, Canada
Death: 10 Mar 1964, Detroit, Michigan
Burial: 12 Mar 1964, Parkview Memorial Cemetery
Father: Robert Coulter (1835-1923)
Mother: Mary Victoria Cragg (1847-1928)
Marr: 28 Dec 1893, Cass City, Tuscola Cty., Michigan

Children: Vera Mae (1894-)
 George Robert (1895-)
 Homer R (1896-)
 Earl William (1898-)
 Vern Hazzard (1900-)
 Ernest J (1902-)
 Glen Clayton (1904-)
 Edger Roy (1906-)
 Russell Grant (1907-)
 Viva Pearl (1909-)
 Wilford John (1911-)
 Lewis Fredrick (1913-)
 William D (1915-)

1.6.6 Richard J Wells

Death: 8 Aug 1898, Vassar, Michigan

Spouse: Jennie E Cameron
Birth: 1871

1.6.7 Wells

Spouse: Joseph Walton

1.7a Issac Wells*

Birth: 20 Jun 1833, York, Ontario
Death: 10 Jan 1905, Reach Township
Burial: Scovill’s Cemetery, Scugog Island

North Ontario Observer Jan 12 1905 Obituary of Isaac
Wells

Wells- In Reach, Con 8 on Tuesday, Jan 10 1905, Isaac
Wells aged 71 years and 7 months.
Deceased for over 50 years was a resident of the
Township of Reach and while a quiet, unassuming man he
actively identified himself and took part in almost
every movement pointing to the prosperity and
advancement of it's inhabitants. He was a true Canadian
in the best sense of the term, one of those to whose
honest persevering industry and upright and honourable
dealing Canada owes so much for the proud position she
occupies to-day. He was a devoted husband. a loving and
indulgent father and an exemplary and consistent member
of the Baptist Church. Besides an amiable and
disconsolate widow, deceased is survived by three sons
and five daughters. Mr Jeremiah Wells, Cambray, Mr.
Robert Wells, Port Perry, Mr. Chas. Wells on the
homestead, Mrs. Peter Prouse, Dakota, Mrs. Wes Byam,
Mariposa, Mrs. R Wells, Oakwood, Mrs Wm McGregor, Port
Perry and Mrs. John Jackson, Scugog.

Spouse: Mary Ann Loftus
Death: 1862
Father: Henry Loftus
Mother: Ann Cragg (1812-)
Marr: 20 Jun 1854

Children: Isaac Newton (1856-)
 Mary Ann Adelaide (Addie) (1862-1957)

Other spouses: Mary-Ann Williams

1.7a.1 Isaac Newton Wells

Birth: 2 Jul 1856

1.7a.2 Mary Ann Adelaide (Addie) Wells

Birth: 6 Apr 1862, Greenbank, Ontario
Death: 27 Jul 1957, Kelvington, Saskatchewan

Kelvington, Sask

Spouse: Peter Prouse
Birth: 15 Jul 1852, Uxbridge, Ontario
Death: 12 Jul 1937, Kelvington, Sask.
Father: William Prouse
Mother: Elizabeth
Marr: 26 Dec 1881, Uxbridge Township

Children: William (1882-)
 Florence Ann (1883-1980)
 Peter Nelson (1885-1976)
 John Sowden (1887-1967)
 Ella May (1892-)
 Mary Ann Adelaide (1898-1995)
 Alice Merle (1902-1973)

1.7b Issac Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Mary-Ann Williams
Birth: 11 Oct 1847
Death: 3 Apr 1916, Reach Township
Burial: Scovill’s Cemetery, Scugog Island
Father: Issac Williams (1822-)
Mother: Julia Ann Lawson
Marr: 19 Oct 1864, Ontario County

Children: William Henry (1866-1891)
 Christina (1867-1939)
 Jeremiah (1869-1943)
 Robert James Nelson (1872-1947)
 Lucy Ann (1873-1956)
 Phoebe Jane (1876-1971)
 Zylpha Annette (1878-1972)
 Charles Wesley (1883-1933)

Other spouses: Mary Ann Loftus

1.7b.1 William Henry Wells

Birth: 28 Jan 1866, Reach Township, Ontario
Death: Nov 1891

Spouse: Alice Baruman
Marr: 27 Mar 1889

Children: Fred (1891-1972)

1.7b.2 Christina Wells
Birth: 17 Jul 1867, Reach Township
Death: 22 Feb 1939
Burial: Pleasant Point Cemetery
Spouse: John (Jack) Wesley Byam
Birth: 1862, Greenbank, Ontario
Death: 24 Jun 1935
Burial: Pleasant Point Cemetery
Marr: 19 Nov 1884, Uxbridge, Ont

Children: Clara

1.7b.3 Jeremiah Wells

Birth: 18 Jun 1869, Port Perry, Ontario
Death: 17 Nov 1943, Cambray
Burial: Eden

Spouse: Kezia Macgregor
Birth: 10 May 1876
Father: Robert Macgregor
Mother: Mary Ann
Marr: 8 Feb 1896, Port Perry

Children: Roy

1.7b.4 Robert James Nelson Wells

Birth: 15 Dec 1872, Port Perry, Ontario
Death: 1 Jan 1947

Spouse: Margaret Hodgson
Birth: 25 Jun 1874, Scugog Township
Death: 22 Jun 1942
Father: George Hodgson
Mother: Ann Halpin
Marr: 28 Nov 1894, Scugog Township

Children: Wesley (1896-)

1.7b.5 Lucy Ann Wells

Birth: 29 Mar 1873, Port Perry, Ontario
Death: 15 Apr 1956, Abernethy, Sask
Burial: Abernethy, Cemetery

Spouse: John Nelson Wells
Birth: 4 Jan 1870, Mariposa, Twsp
Death: 1 Dec 1958, Tisdale, Sask
Burial: Abernethy, Cemetery
Father: Robert Wells (1837-1910)
Mother: Ann ( Dobson ) Adams (1840-1922)
Marr: 16 Feb 1892, Port Perry Ontario

Children: Alice Nettie (1892-1996)
 Victor (1894-1977)
 Ethel May (1896-1987)
 Elwood Isaac (1898-1918)
 Agnes Myrtle (1901-1965)

1.7b.6 Phoebe Jane Wells

Birth: 4 Feb 1876, Port Perry, Ont
Death: 10 Dec 1971, Beamsville, Ont
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont

Spouse: William Henry Macgregor
Birth: 28 Oct 1870, Canada
Death: 1933
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont
Father: Robert Macgregor
Mother: Mary Ann
Marr: 12 Feb 1895, Port Perry, Ont

Children: William ( Bert ) Egbert (1895-1964)
 Frederick Earl (1897-1957)
 Leighton

1.7b.7 Zylpha Annette Wells

Birth: 6 Jan 1878, Reach Township, Ontario
Death: 18 Mar 1972
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont

Spouse: Robert James Jackson
Birth: 9 Nov 1871, Scugog Township
Death: 24 Mar 1945
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont
Father: James Jackson
Mother: Hannah Petch
Marr: 6 Aug 1895, Port Perry, Ont

Children: UNNAMED (Stillborn) (1881-)
 Elizabeth (Bessie) Annetta (1899-1976)
 Rena Mae (1902-1978)
 Mabel Edna (1904-1993)
 Hannah Alta Aileen (1909-1978)

1.7b.8a Charles Wesley Wells*

Birth: 20 Feb 1883, Reach Township, Ontario
Death: 20 Jan 1933, Whitby Ontario
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont

Five children with Mabel

Spouse: Jennette ( Gennetta) Nettie Raymes
Birth: 10 Dec 1885
Death: 10 Jul 1904, Port Perry, Ontario
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ont
Father: George 0 Raymes
Mother: Margaret Best
Marr: 18 Feb 1903, Reach Township

Children: Daisy Irene (1903-1991)
 George Henry (1904-1904)

Other spouses: Mabel May Bush

1.7b.8b Charles Wesley Wells* (See above)

Spouse: Mabel May Bush
Birth: 11 Jun 1880, Castleton, Ontario
Death: 7 Mar 1954, Port Perry Ontario
Burial: Mar 1954, Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert,
Ont
Father: James Henry Bush
Mother: Sarah Young
Marr: 18 Jan 1905, Port Perry, Ontario

Children: Robert James (1905-1955)
 Edith May -
 Florence Ailene (1913-1974)
 Vera Bessie (1916-1960)
 Leona Doris (1918-1965)

Other spouses: Jennette ( Gennetta) Nettie Raymes
 

Mary Ann Wells 1791-1867

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Robert Wells

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Robert and Ann (Adams) Wells 1859
 
 

Robert, Agnes and Jennet Wells
 
 

Birth Date: June 3, 1837

Birth Place: Toronto

Death Date: April 10, 1910

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty

Notes:

In August, 1866, Robert Wells bought the North Half of Lot 20 Concession 15, Mariposa Township from Thomas Chippendale

Spouse: Ann (_Dobson_) Adams - 971

Birth Date: April 13, 1840

Birth Place: Reach

Death Date: September 6, 1922

Death Place: Hartley, Eldon Township, Ont

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty

Spouse Father: Charles Adams - 1374 (1803-)

Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Dobson - 1375

Marriage Date: March 14, 1859

Marriage Place: Reach, Ontario
 
 

Children: James Charles - 979

Joseph - 973

Hillary - 974

Robert Chester - 972

William Edward - 975

John Nelson - 978

Mary Annie - 968

Hannah Jane - 976

Dorothy Amelia - 977

Maria - 980

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James Charles Wells

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Birth Date: April 13, 1860

Birth Place: Reach Township

Death Date: February 12, 1953

Death Place: Cambray, Ont

Spouse: Laurette Ettie White - 1054

Birth Date: 1866

Death Date: 1953
 
 

Marriage Date: September 9, 1896

Marriage Place: Eden Church
 
 

Children: Doris - 1235

Florence - 1236

Elmer - 1237

Lucy Agretta - 1238

Ruby - 1239

Amy - 1240

James Clifford - 2090
 
 

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Joseph Wells

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Birth Date: August 14, 1861

Birth Place: Reach, Twsp

Death Date: November 29, 1892

Death Place: Mariposa

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Hillary Wells

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Birth Date: October 16, 1863

Birth Place: Reach, Twsp

Death Date: October 18, 1891

Death Place: Mariposa
 
 

Notes:

Lived first on the south half of lot 20, Concession 15, Mariposa Township
 
 

Spouse: Mary Ann Armitage - 981

Birth Date: April 16, 1867

Death Date: January 2, 1940

Spouse Father: Seth Armitage - 1018 (1844-1924)

Spouse Mother: Sussanna Broad - 1019 (1843-1924)
 
 

Marriage Date: October 20, 1885

Marriage Place: Eden Church, Victoria County
 
 

Children: Robert Arthur - 982

Susannah - 983

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Robert Chester Wells

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Birth Date: December 6, 1865

Birth Place: Reach

Death Date: April 27, 1920

Death Place: Arlington, Washington
 
 

Notes:

Daughter in California Lived in Washington State

Picture:

Chester Wells was a lumber man on the west coast and he died by drowning. Chester Kinghorn thinks it was Washington state.
 
 

Spouse: Cora - 8097
 
 

Marriage Date: September 14, 1892

Marriage Place: Michigan, USA
 
 

Children: Venetis - 1255
 
 

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William Edward Wells

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Birth Date: December 17, 1867

Birth Place: Mariposa, Twsp

Death Date: February 27, 1939

Death Place: Lindsay, Ontario

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty
 
 

Notes:

Lived at Cambray
 
 

Spouse: Jane Owens - 993

Birth Date: 1876

Death Date: May 22, 1964

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty

Spouse Father: George Smith Owens - 986 (1854-1939)

Spouse Mother: Sarah Armitage - 987 (1856-1930)
 
 

Marriage Date: January 1, 1896

Marriage Place: Eden
 
 

Children: Leslie - 1098

George R - 1099
 
 

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John Nelson Wells

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Birth Date: January 4, 1870

Birth Place: Mariposa, Twsp

Death Date: December 1, 1958

Death Place: Tisdale, Sask

Burial Place: Abernethy, Cemetery
 
 

Notes:

Married 3 cousin and went to Abernathy Sask

Jack and Lucy Wells were married at Port Parry, Ontario. They lived north of Lindsay and had a family of 5 by 1905 when Jack left for the west on a harvest excursion. While in the west he used his carpenter skills and helped build the Conrad Stueck house, the Robbins house, and the Knox Presbyterian Church. Before returning east he bought John Tim's homstead north of town, complete with a sod-roofed log house.
 
 

The family came in March of 1906. It was a week before their furniture and settlers effects came so they stayed in room at C.H. Anderson's. The boys slept in a clothes closet, the girls on the floor of the bedroom.
 
 

They moved into their log hut. It was one room with two log bunks on one end for beds. The roof would drip for two days after it had quit raining.
 
 

They fought prairie fires that first spring to protect their farm. During the summer Jack built an eight room frame house and they moved in before winter.
 
 

Later jack bought an International tractor and broke land for several newcomers. He bought a half section of new prairie further north near the reserve. He broke the land , built a house and stables and then moved there after selling his first farm to the Donnellys. ( 13 feb 1996- Conversation with Chester Kinghorn. The man that Uncle Jack bought the tractor from was from Glenarm and they new one another before they moved)
 
 

The children went to Foster School. It was a small school built of stone. It was also very warm inthe winter because it was heated with a large stove which kept students or the teacher busy firing it up. They went to the school on Sunday for the church service and a minister from Balcarres usually served, but he could not always be there so one of the farmers could preach. hey usually asked Sam Barnsly, John Teece Sr. or Mr. Balfour. Politics had enterd the sermon on one occasion and the one gentleman oif the day was never asked to preach again.
 
 

Jack built a house in Abernethy where he and Lucy spent their last days.
 
 

Spouse: Lucy Ann Wells - 1275

Birth Date: March 29, 1873

Birth Place: Port Perry, Ontario

Death Date: April 15, 1956

Death Place: Abernethy, Sask

Burial Place: Abernethy, Cemetery

Spouse Father: Issac Wells - 2109 (1833-1905)

Spouse Mother: Mary-Ann Williams - 2131 (1847-1916)
 
 

Marriage Date: February 16, 1892

Marriage Place: Port Perry Ontario
 
 

Children: Alice Nettie - 1276

Victor - 1277

Ethel May - 1278

Elwood Isaac - 1279

Agnes Myrtle - 1280
 
 

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Mary Annie Wells

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Birth Date: August 20, 1872

Birth Place: Hartley, Mariposa, Twsp

Death Date: September 18, 1963

Death Place: Toronto, Ontario

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty
 
 

Spouse: John Wesley Owens - 967

Birth Date: June 25, 1875

Birth Place: Woodville, Ontario

Death Date: 1937

Death Place: Woodville

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty

Occupation: Bricklayer, Stone Mason

Spouse Father: George Smith Owens - 986 (1854-1939)

Spouse Mother: Sarah Armitage - 987 (1856-1930)
 
 

Marriage Date: September 9, 1896

Marriage Place: Cambray , Mariposa Township, Victoria County, Ontario
 
 

Children: Hillary Pomroy - 988

Sidney George - 990

Charlie Wesley - 992

Phoebe Maria - 946

Ruth Berniece - 991

Fredric Robert - 989
 
 

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Hannah Jane Wells

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Birth Date: November 5, 1875

Birth Place: Mariposa, Twsp

Death Date: March 18, 1959

Death Place: Edmonton Alberta
 
 

Notes:
 
 

Spouse: William Ernst Arksey - 1052

Birth Date: June 2, 1875

Birth Place: Ops Township, Ontario

Death Date: March 30, 1942

Occupation: Blacksmith

Spouse Father: Arksey - 1334
 
 

Spouse Notes:

By Shirley ( Arksey ) Burton

W.E. Arksey was born in Ops Township, Ontario, on June 2 1875, died March 30 1942. Hannah Jane Wells was born in Mariposa Township, Ontario on November 5 1875 and died marvh 18, 1959. Married William Arksey Dec 26, 1900.

They had four children. The family lived in Lindsay and Toronto before coming to Abernethy in 1919. Mother was a sister to John Wells who farmed a few miles from the village. A brother and a sister had visited Abernethy and perhaps influenced their decision to come.

The family all attended the Methodist and Presbyterian Church and later the United Church. Mother and Dad were both involved with the church. Dad was a member of the Masonc Lodge. They both curled and we all skated.

Our first home in Abernethy was south of the railway tracks.

Our next home was on the west side of main street next to Dad's blacksmith shop.

They left Abernethy and went to Edmonton Alberta
 
 

Marriage Date: December 26, 1900

Marriage Place: Eden Church, Victoria County
 
 

Children: Robert William - 1251

Laverne Oral - 1252

Shirley Bernice - 1254

Graydon Wells - 1253
 
 

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Dorothy Amelia Wells

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Birth Date: January 6, 1878

Birth Place: Mariposa

Death Date: September 18, 1972

Death Place: Royal Victoria, Hospital, Barrie

Burial Place: Sunderland, Ontario
 
 

Notes:

Sunderland
 
 

Spouse: John J. Docherty - 1053

Birth Date: February 7, 1877

Death Date: June 19, 1952

Burial Place: Sunderland
 
 

Marriage Date: September 26, 1900

Marriage Place: Cambray, Victoria County, Ont
 
 

Children: Mildred A - 1256

Ruby - 1257

Elaine - 8134

Paul - 8135

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Maria Wells*

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Birth Date: March 1, 1883

Birth Place: Mariposa, Victoria County

Death Date: January 17, 1965

Death Place: Lindsay, Ont.

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty
 
 

Spouse: George Kinghorn - 984

Birth Date: 1882

Death Date: February 7, 1921

Burial Place: Eden Church Cemetery, Mariposa Township, Victoria Cty

Spouse Father: Tom Kinghorn - 1698 (1853-1938)

Spouse Mother: Mary H - 1699 (-1901)
 
 

Marriage Date: September 30, 1903

Marriage Place: Eden Church, Victoria County
 
 

Children: Chester - 1264

Alice - 1265

Edith Evelyn - 1266

Maurice - 1267

Charlie - 1268

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Maria Wells*

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Spouse: Sam Lovett - 985

Birth Date: 1879

Death Date: 1963

Spouse Father: John Lovett - 1726 (1851-1896)

Spouse Mother: Lucy Gorill - 1727

Marriage Date: November 1, 1947

Marriage Place: Woodville, Ontario

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