WELLS Family History


WELLS, John, farming and stock; Sec. 24; P. O. Roanoke; was born in Cecil County, Maryland, June 29, 1823; he married Miss Caroline R. Allison, September 15, 1846; she was born in Ohio and died in 1848; they had one child, William M.  John Wells’  second wife was Mary E. Parker; she was born in Ohio; they were married in Tazewell County, Illinois, February 3, 1853; she died January 18, 1854; they had one child, not living; John Wells’ third wife was Mrs. E. E. L. Clark; she was born in Kentucky November 2, 1826, and married June 21, 1855; they have five children — Joseph E., Cynthia A., Margaret J., James M. and Charles S. He lived in Maryland until he was 9 years old; then went to Ohio, remained four years; then went to McLean County, Illinois, in 1836; came to; present place in Linn Township, Woodford County, Illinois in 1857.  John Wells came here in very poor circumstances; he now has a farm of 197 acres; has been School Trustee, Road Commissioner and Assessor; a member of the  M. E. Church twenty-five years, and has acted as Trustee, Class Leader, Steward, and for the past twenty years, a local preacher.

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