Biography of Hon. E. B. Wells
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wells, Hon. E. B., was born in Prattsburg, Steuben county, April 22, 1834. His fathe, Ira Wells, was a manufacturer of fanning mills, and was one of the best known residents of Steuben and Wayne counties. He married Miss Pamelia Taylor, daughter of Elijah Taylor, and they were the parents of seven children, who lived to mature age. Mr. Ira Wells died in 1882 at the age of eighty seven. E. B. Wells, after leaving school, learned the marble cutter's trade, and in 1855 went into business in Cherry Valley, N. Y. He afterward sold out his business there, went to Fort Plain, N. Y., and in 1860 came to Clyde and established his present business as dealer in granite and marble cemetery work He handles both imported and domestic stock and has acquired a well deserved repuatation for fine work. At the age of thirty two he married Miss Alice C. Gregory, daughter of Aaron Gregory, formerly of Mexico, Oswego county, N. Y. Mr. Wells has been very prominent in public affairs, having been postmaster for two terms, supervisor for three years, and member of assembly two terms, 1872-1873.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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