Biography of Henry Wells
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Wells, Henry, Fort Jackson, was born in Lawrence, April 17, 1850, a son of Deacon Robert Wells. Mr. Wells was educated in the Lawrenceville Academy and the New Hampton Institute, N. H., graduating from the latter in 1866. He started as a clerk, and was with James Sherar & Son, of Nicholville, one year. also with S. Sweet & Co., wholesale clothing, of the same place, then engaged as traveling salesman with Andrew Montrait, of Troy, N. H. After one year he, with J. S. Kellogg, bought a store of general merchandise of Franklin Kellogg at Fort Jackson, and a year later Mr. Wells bought out his partner and continued the business a year. then sold out to Franklin Kellogg, went to Detroit, Mich., and for four years was foreman for a livery firm. He then came to Potsdam, and after clerking for H. M. Storey arid E. D. Brooks about eight years, his brother's death occurred and our subject returned home to look after his parents in their old age. He now owns and lives on the old homestead, and is also engaged with the firm of Miller & Ober of Fort Jackson. Mr. Wells is a Republican, and a member of the I. O. O. F. No. 620 of Winthrop, N. Y. In 1800 he married Edith Austin, and he and family attend the Free Will Baptist church at Fort Jackson.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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