|Birth: ||Mar., 1835|
Died after 1900 census.
Son of Jacob D. Wells and Drucilla Morgan
m: Frances, who died before 1900 census.
-John abt 1865-
1880 Cass IL Township 18N: WELLS David/55*, VAx3, Frances INx3, John/15. (*age should be 45)
Next door to brother Jacob A. Wells and family and 3 doors from brother William Edward Farrell Wells and family, and brother John Frank living in that household.
1900 Cass IL: WELLS David/65/Jan 1835/wd/uncle is in home of WELLS James Loren/32, Ellen (Golf)/31, Ellen/6, Mary E/4, Paul/2, Baby/8M. David is not in their home in 1910, where Ellen (wife and dau) are called "Nellie", the baby is named Ray and additional ch are Jean, John, Bernice, and Margarite. (James Loren is son of David's brother, Wm. Edward F. Wells.)
David is entered twice in 1900, the second entry in East Beardstown, WELLS David age 65/Mar 1835/servant, in home of Porter and Agnes GOLF.
Burial record not found. He may 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."
Following appears to be for this David Wells, although he was not born in N.J.:
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name: David Wells
Residence: Beardstown, Cass, Illinois
Congressional District: 9th
Age on 1 July 1863: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
Place of Birth: New Jersey
Alert, do not confuse with David J. Wells b 1832, son of James Wells, who lived in same area, is in 1900 census age 68/wd in Sangamon IL., died 1903.
Jacob D. Wells (1798 - 1871)
Drucilla Morgan Wells (1812 - 1872)
Charles S. Wells (1829 - 1863)*
William S. Wells (1830 - 1848)*
Alpheus H. Wells (1833 - 1862)*
David Wells (1835 - ____)
William Edward Farrell Wells (1839 - 1888)*
Clinton Wells (1844 - 1859)*
Emaline H. Wells (1847 - 1859)*
Jacob A. Wells (1848 - 1882)*
John Frank Wells (1856 - 1922)*
Beardstown City Cemetery
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Jan 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103629796