Biography of Henry Wells
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Wells, Henry, was born in Chemung, N. Y., about 1780. His father, Benjamin A., a native of Connecticut, was one of the early settlers of Chemung and cleared the Decker farm, where he lived and died. By his wife, Clarissa, he bad three children, Guy M., Henry, and Catharine. Guy M. Wells was born in Ohernung, March 6, 1806, and died February 6, 1851. He married Martha Warren, who was born April 18, 1812, and died Sep tember 8, 1886. She was a daughter of John G. and Anne (Burt) Warren. Their children were: Miles, born August 30, 1831; John W., born November 7, 1836; and Escourt Cresswell, born April 1, 1842. The latter married, in 1863, Emma C. Pease, born at Warehouse Point, Conn., January 20, 1848, a daughter of Harlow and Marie (Hayden-White) Pease. They have one daughter, Mabel C., born February 26, 1884. Mr. Wells is a farmer on the John Macdough farm. He enlisted in Company C, Fiftieth Engineers, in the late war for three years, and was honorably discharged January 25, 1862. John W. Wells married Helen, daughter of John and Mariah McLane, and their children are: Guy M., Ida M., Martha, Mary, John, Harry, Catharine, Escourt. and Lewis. Ida M. Wells married Milton Bodine and their children are Emma and Eli. Martha Wells married Frederick Chamberlain and resides in this town.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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