Biography of Hoeace D. Wells
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Wells, Horace D., born in Wellsburg, October 15, 1831, attended the common schools. and the Homer Academy. October 18, 1860, he married Jane Burt, of Ridgebury, Pa., and has been a resident of Elmira since 1861. They have three children: Bessie E., who married Grant H. Jones, of Corning, and Bertha O. and Tom B., both of whom reside with their parents. Mrs. Wells has carried on a floral business for sixteen years, her husband acting as manager. His father, Abner Wells, was born in Wellsburg in 1801 and married Orpah, daughter of Solomon Smith, one of the earliest settlers of Southport. They had five children. His grandfather, Henry, was Judge Wells, one of the earliest settlers of Wellsburg.

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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