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John Wells
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Birth: 1741, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1819
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

The origin of John Wells prior to his arrival in what was then Tyron Co, NC (later Lincoln, now Cleveland), is somewhat elusive. Family legend has it that he said he was from Chester PA. John Wells along with his brother James, migrated to the area of what was then part of the former Tryon Co. NC (later Lincoln, now Cleveland) between 1769 & 1772, when John appears in records and obtained several land grants in the area south of the town of Kings Mtn. and near the site of the Battle of Kings Mtn. of the Revolutionary War, in which John, a loyal patriot fought along with his friend and neighbor Col. Frederick Hambright. The name Wells has held a prominent place in the history of Cleveland since the arrival of these first two patriarchs; John & James Wells.

The home of John Wells still stands today. It is listed in the Cleveland Co. Heritage Book, 1892 as, John Wells Home, built 1780. The home of John Wells, pioneer and Revolutionary soldier, now covered with boarding, was built of hand-hewn logs in 1780. It was under construction during the Battle of Kings Mountain and the wounded from the battle were carried there for medical treatment. His marker in the Wells cemetery located nearby bears the following inscription "In memory of John Wells, who departed this life March the 4, 1819, aged 78 years" The home and cemetery are located about four miles south of King Mountain in the Dixon community in the southeast section of Cleveland County. From the house the site of the Battle of Kings Mountain can be seen. It is the oldest occupied house in Cleveland County.

His children were:
Aaron Wells
Rachel Wells Hambright
Priscilla Wells Whisnant
Joseph Wells
James Wells
Sarah Amanda Wells Whisenant
Robert H. Wells
Isaac Wells
John Wells
Mary Wells Collins 
 
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 Children:
  Sarah Amanda Wells Whisenant (1770 - 1841)*
  Robert H Wells (1773 - 1853)*
  John Wells (1775 - 1841)*
  Isaac Wells (1782 - 1857)*
  Mary Wells Collins (1787 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wells Family Cemetery
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Hope
Record added: May 30, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11058304
John Wells
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John Wells
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John Wells
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Honoring American Patriot John Wells, DAR Ancestor #A122526.
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 Added: Jan. 4, 2013

- Cathy Schmieg
 Added: Jun. 18, 2011

- MELINDA POOLE
 Added: Nov. 17, 2009
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