Biography of Charles H. Wells
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Wells, Charles H., Massena, a native of Louisville, St. Lawrence county, was born July 28, 1849, a son of Samuel Wells, born in Louisville, July 13, 1805, and the father of Samuel was Elijah, of Vermont, who, about 1800, leased the Croil's Island for 100 years of the Indians, but owing to the dishonesty of a brother in law he lost the lease. He married a Miss Bellows, by whom he had four sons and four daughters. He died aged ninety three. Samuel was reared on the farm, and cared for his parents until nearly the time of their death. He owned a farm in Louisville of 120 acres, and was twice married, first to Elizabeth Heague, a native of England, by whom he had six sons and a daughter. Mrs. Wells died October 8, 1872, and he married second the widow of Dana Moore, of Potsclam. Charles H. Wells was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools, beginning teaching at the age of eighteen years. He spent a year in Iowa and Illinois farming, and was in the tin business at Massens for a while, after which he engaged in farming on the Robinson place of 250 acres (1887), where he has since resided. He has a dairy of forty five cows, and in one year sold $2,000 worth of milk. He is also making a specialty of high grade swine. In 1873 he married Mary A., daughter of Harvey and Isabel (McLeod) Robinson, of Massena, and their children are: William H., born May 3, 1875; John A., born November 7, 1877; N. Eugene, born January 3, 1879; Gertrude M,, born February 9, 1881; Mary E., born February 26, 1884; and Grace L., born October 28, 1888. Mr. Wells is a Republican, and a member of Aultsville Lodge No. 351 A. O. U. W., and of the Good Templars of Massena.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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