Wells, James Harvey

Wells, James Harvey

Male 1834 - 1902  (68 years)

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  • Name Wells, James Harvey 
    Born 31 May 1834  Clark County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 19 Sep 1860  Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 30 Jun 1870  Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 8 Jun 1880  Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 13 Jul 1902  Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 14 Jul 1902  Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4324  Sackett
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 

    Father Wells, James,   b. 1802, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1851, Beardstown, Cass, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Owens, Malinda Ann,   b. Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 1 May 1832  Jackson County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children
     1. Wells, James Harvey,   b. 31 May 1834, Clark County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1902, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     
    Family ID F1846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sackett, Margaret Jane,   b. 25 Dec 1834, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1914, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1852  Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Wells, Levi Marion,   b. 28 Feb 1854, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1918, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Wells, Harriett Ellen,   b. 15 Feb 1854, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1938  (Age 83 years)
     3. Wells, Mary R.,   b. 1859, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1917, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Wells, James H.,   b. Aug 1862, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1870, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     5. Wells, Lelia,   b. 22 Apr 1869, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1912  (Age 42 years)
     6. Wells, Richard R,   b. 12 Dec 1871, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1902, Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. Wells, Harry R.,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F1820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 May 1834 - Clark County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1852 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wells, Harriett Ellen - 15 Feb 1854 - Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wells, Levi Marion - 28 Feb 1854 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wells, Mary R. - 1859 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Sep 1860 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wells, James H. - Aug 1862 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wells, Lelia - 22 Apr 1869 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jun 1870 - Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wells, Richard R - 12 Dec 1871 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Jun 1880 - Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jun 1900 - Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1902 - Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Jul 1902 - Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
      Inter-State Publishing Company
      Chicago, Illinois, 1881
      Page 1020

      JAMES H. WELLS was born on a farm in Clark county, Indiana, May 31, 1834. July 8, 1852, he was married near Salisbury, Sangamon county, to Miss Margaret J. Sackett, he lived on a farm in Menard county, until the spring of 1853, when he moved on a farm two miles south of Salisbury, where he lived four years then lived on a farm in the same neighborhood until 1860, when he bought a farm of eighty acres in sections twenty-seven, thirty-three, thirty-four and thirty-five, where he still resides. He now owns a farm of one thousand acres of fine land under a high state of cultivation. Mr. Wells began a poor boy, but by hard work and close application to business has gained a position he may well be proud of. He and wife have had a family of six children, five living, viz: Levi M., Harriett E., Harry R., Lelia and Richard Wells. James H. died when seven years of age. Mrs. J. H. Wells was born in Illinois, she was a daughter of Thomas Sackett and Polly Sackett. J. H. Wells was a son of James Wells and Balinda (Owens) Wells, the former born in Kentucky, the latter in Indiana. They had a family of five children and both parents died when Mr. J. H. Wells was a child. In Politics Mr. Wells is a Democrat, and cast his first vote for Buchanan for President of the United States.
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      James Wells, came to Illinois when his son J. H. was a child and the latter was reared to manhood and married in Sangamon county. In 1852 he wedded Margaret Jane Sacket, a native of Salisbury township, Sangamon county, and a daughter of Thomas Sacket, who was born and reared in Ohio. He was also married there but lost his first wife in this county and subsequently wedded Elizabeth Boyer, who became the mother of Mrs. Wells. For some years after his marriage Mr. Sacket carried on farming in Sangamon county, but later removed to Missouri, spending his last years with his sons in Macon county, that state.

      After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Wells took up their abode on a farm in Salisbury township and later he purchased the farm upon which his widow and son now reside. He at first had eighty acres of timber land, from which he cleared away the forest trees, preparing the land for cultivation. In course of time this was made very productive and became a valuable farm. Additional purchases extended the boundaries of the farm, other farms were also purchased until Mr. Wells was the owner of thirteen hundred acres of valuable land. He made a business of raising and feeding stock and was one of the thrifty and energetic agriculturists and stock raisers of this county. He was also well known because of his musical talent and ability, being a fine performer on the violin. His life was one of untiring industry and he would frequently work all day at clearing the land or cultivating his fields and then attend a party where he would play the violin through much of the night. The proceeds of his music enabled him to pay for the greater part of his original purchase of land. In public affairs he was prominent and influential and he was elected and served as supervisor of his township for several terms. He had a wide acquaintance in Springfield and throughout the county and as a man of sterling worth he was held in the highest esteem. He died here July 14, 1902 and was laid to rest in Salisbury cemetery.
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      1880 Census; Salisbury, Sangamon, Illinois
      Family History Library Film: 1254249
      NA Film Number: T9-0249
      Page Number: 440A
      J. H. WELLS, Self, M, Male, W, 46, IN, Farmer, KY, IN
      M. J. WELLS, Wife, M, Female, W, 43, IL, Keeping House, ---, ---
      Mary WELLS, Dau, S, Female, W, 21, IL, At Home, IN, IL
      Lelia WELLS, Dau, S, Female, W, 10, IL, At Home, IN, IL
      Richard WELLS, Son, S, Male, W, 7, IL, At Home, IN, IL
      John KERN, Other, W, Male, W, 35, IL, Farm Laborer, KY, ---
      James COX, Other, S, Male, W, 24, IL, Farm Laborer, ---, ---
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      Find A Grave Memorial
      James H. Wells
      Birth: May 31, 1834; Clark County; Indiana, USA
      Death: Jul. 13, 1902; Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
      Burial:
      Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

      JAMES H. WELLS was born on a farm in Clark county, Indiana, May 31, 1834. July 8, 1852, he was married near Salisbury, Sangamon county, to Miss Margaret J. Sackett. He lived on a farm in Menard county, until the spring of 1853, when he moved on a farm two miles south of Salisbury, where he lived four years then lived on a farm in the same neighborhood until 1860, when he bought a farm of eighty acres in sections twenty-seven, thirty-three, thirty-four and thirty-five, where he still resides. He now owns a farm of one thousand acres of fine land under a high state of cultivation. Mr. Wells began a poor boy, but by hard work and close application to business has gained a position he may well be proud of.

      He and wife have had a family of six children, five living, viz: Levi M., Harriett E., Harry R., Lelia and Richard Wells. James H. died when seven years of age. Mrs. J. H. Wells was born in Illinois, she was a daughter of Thomas Sackett and Polly Sackett. J. H. Wells was a son of James Wells and Balinda (Owens) Wells, the former born in Kentucky, the latter in Indiana. They had a family of five children and both parents died when Mr. J. H. Wells was a child.

      1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Inter-State Publishing Company,
      Chicago, Illinois, 1881

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Margaret Jane Sackett Wells (1834 - 1914)

      Created by: Alyce Beggs
      Record added: Aug 15, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 29047960
      Headstone picture added by: BJJ
      Photograph added by: Susan J. Monaghan
      Photograph added by: Susan J. Monaghan

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2017.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 29047960
      https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29047960

      James Harvey Wells
      Birth: May 31, 1834
      Clark County
      Indiana, USA
      Death: Jul. 13, 1902
      Sangamon County
      Illinois, USA

      JAMES H. WELLS was born on a farm in Clark county, Indiana, May 31, 1834. July 8, 1852, he was married near Salisbury, Sangamon county, to Miss Margaret J. Sackett. He lived on a farm in Menard county, until the spring of 1853, when he moved on a farm two miles south of Salisbury, where he lived four years then lived on a farm in the same neighborhood until 1860, when he bought a farm of eighty acres in sections twenty-seven, thirty-three, thirty-four and thirty-five, where he still resides. He now owns a farm of one thousand acres of fine land under a high state of cultivation. Mr. Wells began a poor boy, but by hard work and close application to business has gained a position he may well be proud of.

      He and wife have had a family of six children, five living, viz: Levi M., Harriett E., Harry R., Lelia and Richard Wells. James H. died when seven years of age. Mrs. J. H. Wells was born in Illinois, she was a daughter of Thomas Sackett and Polly Sackett. J. H. Wells was a son of James Wells and Balinda (Owens) Wells, the former born in Kentucky, the latter in Indiana. They had a family of five children and both parents died when Mr. J. H. Wells was a child.

      1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Inter-State Publishing Company,
      Chicago, Illinois, 1881

      Family links:
      Parents:
      James Wells (1802 - 1851)

      Spouse:
      Margaret Jane Sackett Wells (1834 - 1914)*

      Children:
      James H Wells (____ - 1870)*
      Levi Marion Wells (1854 - 1918)*

      Siblings:
      David J Wells (1831 - 1903)*
      James Harvey Wells (1834 - 1902)
      John Riley Wells (1837 - 1911)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Salisbury Cemetery
      Salisbury
      Sangamon County
      Illinois, USA

      Created by: Alyce Beggs
      Record added: Aug 15, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 29047960

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S500] 1860 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2017.
      1160 Census, enumerated 19 Sep 1860 in 17th Subdivision, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

      J H Wells M 26 Ind
      M J Wells F 20 Ill
      L M Wells M 5 Ill
      H Wells F 3 Ill
      M R Wells F 1 Ill

      "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXHG-CKH : 30 September 2017), J H Wells, 1860.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2017.
      1870 Census, enumerated 30 Jun 1870 in Town of Sackett, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

      James H Wells M 36 Indiana
      Margaret J Wells F 32 Illinois
      Levi M Wells M 16 Illinois
      Harriette E Wells F 14 Illinois
      Mary R Wells F 11 Illinois
      James H Wells M 6 Illinois
      Lillia Wells F 1 Illinois
      John Mcnary M 19 Indiana

      "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6WV-ZMW : 12 April 2016), Levi M Wells in household of James H Wells, Illinois, United States; citing p. 10, family 87, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,781.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2017.
      1880 Census, enumerated 8 Jun 1880 in Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

      J H Wells Self M 46 Indiana, United States
      M J Wells Wife F 43 Illinois, United States
      Mary Wells Daughter F 21 Illinois, United States
      Lelia Wells Daughter F 10 Illinois, United States
      Richard Wells Son M 7 Illinois, United States
      John Kern Other M 35 Illinois, United States
      James Cox Other M 24 Illinois, United States

      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXKF-D1G : 15 September 2017), J H Wells, Salisbury, Sangamon, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 216, sheet 440A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0249; FHL microfilm 1,254,249.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S954] 1900 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2017.
      1900 Census, enumerated 2 Jun 1900 in Salisbury Township, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA

      J H Wells Head M 66 Indiana b. May 1834
      M J Wells Wife F 66 Illinois b. Dec 1834
      Leaffen Wells Granddaughter F 20 Illinois b. Mar 1880
      Homer Hind Servant M 18 Illinois b. Dec 1882

      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSHJ-P5D : accessed 15 November 2017), J H Wells, Salisbury Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 121, sheet 1B, family 21, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,344.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2017.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 103617925
      https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103617925

      Birth: 1802
      Kentucky, USA
      Death: Mar., 1851
      Beardstown
      Cass County
      Illinois, USA

      m: Malinda Ann Owens md: May 1 1832
      ch inc:
      -David J. 1831-1903
      -James Harvey 1834-1902
      -John Riley 1837-1921
      -Rebecca abt 1838-
      -Levi abt 1840-

      1850 Cass IL: WELLS James/48, Ann/40, David/18, Harvey/16, John/14, Rebecca/12, Levi/10, MONTHIE Chestine/24/male, Rial/20/male, Emma/15, Guilford/12, George/10, Phebe/21; WELLS Ruama/21.
      (note, son David and Ruama married Aug 1850 - - at the time of this census her surname should have been shown as "Ames".).

      Burial record not found. He is thought to be one of the interments relocated to Beardstown City Cem., per this placque in this cemetery:
      "Here rest the remains of 47 early pioneers of Beardstown unearthed in July 1997 at the Beard School Grounds a former cemetery reinterred here on May 14 2002."

      Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: James Wells
      Spouse Name: Malinda Owens
      Marriage Date: Jan 1832
      Marriage County: Jackson

      This may be an alternative marriage record for James and Ann altho her DOB does not match that in 1850 census (abt 1810):
      U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: James Wells
      Birth Year: 1800
      Spouse Name: Ann
      Spouse Birth Year: 1801
      Marriage
      Year: 1832
      Number Pages: 1

      Family links:
      Children:
      David J Wells (1831 - 1903)*
      James Harvey Wells (1834 - 1902)*
      John Riley Wells (1837 - 1911)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Beardstown City Cemetery
      Beardstown
      Cass County
      Illinois, USA

      Created by: LaDon Brennan
      Record added: Jan 15, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 103617925

      Researched by Ted Smith


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