|Birth: ||May, 1865|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 1979|
Parents: Edmond and Lougenia Wells (both deceased).
Perlina Wells, affectionately known as "Nona" by relatives and friends, was born on the Fay Fraley Plantation in Hancock County, Georgia in 1865. There was no record of her birth, but she always remembered being told that she was born in May, the year freedom was declared.
Her parents were slaves, owned by Fay Fraley. Nona's parents had ten children. She was the eighth child. Her father Edmond Wells was an overseer of the work of other slaves and his wife Lougenia was a seamstress for the wife of Fate Fraley. The Wells family lived on the Fraley Plantation several years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.
In his book, "The Land Between---A History of Hancock County, Georgia", Forrest Shivers, concurrs with Nona's remembrances of family stories about Northern forces at the Fraley Plantation where they took all the mules, drank Fraley's brandy, ate preserves and burned at least one house before moving on.
At an early age, Perlina proclaimed her faith as a Christian at Sandy Run African Methodist Episcopal Church Devereaux (Hancock County), Georgia. She moved her membership to Rock Temple A.M.E. Church upon her arrival in Rockdale County, Georgia. She was a faithful member of Rock Temple and attended regularly until she became physically disabled. Her entire life was devoted to her God, her family, her church and her friends.
Funeral services for Perlina Wells were held on Wednesday, August 22, 1979 at Rock Temple A. M. E. Church in Conyers, Georgia. Perlina was orginally interred at Oakland Cemetery in Rockdale County, Georgia.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of the George Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Conyers, GA.
Green Meadows Memorial Gardens
Created by: Geri
Record added: Aug 23, 2004
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