Biography of J. L. Wells


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J. L. WELLS, farmer, P. 0. Western Springs, was born in Massachusetts in 1816, son of Augustus and Rebecca Wells. He came to Cook County in 1848, but in the spring of 1849 he returned East, and in 1854 came with his family and located in Chicago. He was employed as machinist for the Illinois Stone Company for four years. In 1858 he went to Lyons Township. and located on his present farm, which contains ninety acres. He has been engaged in farming since that time, and has occasionally worked at his trade. In 1846 he married Miss Sarah Leroy. They had two children, one now living, Henry L. Mrs. Wells died in 1856, and he married in 1856 Miss Martha Vial, daughter of Joseph and Louisa Vial. They have had two children, one now living, Anna L. Mr. and Mrs. Wells are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. Wells has been Church clerk since 1874 and Sunday School superintendent for fourteen years; he has also been Town Clerk and Township Trustee for three and a half years.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.