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Presley Wells
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Birth: 1822
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1858
Cass County
Illinois, USA

Son of Daniel Wells and Elizabeth Ankrom

m: Nancy Shelton Mar 25 1839
ch include:
-Nancy 1845- (NOT PROVED) not in 1850 census
-James LEMUEL 1849-
-Jacob D. 1853-1888 #47591243
-Charles 1858-

1850 Cass IL: WELLS Presley/27/VAx3, Nancy/21/IA, Lemuel/1; HOWARD Harriet/34, Sarah/11, John H/5.
(living next door to brother Jacob and Drucella WELLS and children.)

1860 Cass IL: WELLS Nancy/34/IN, Lemuel/11, Jacob/7, Charles/1.

In 1880 son Lemuel was living with cousin Jacob A. Wells and family, and son Jacob was living in home of cousin David Wells and family (next door to each other); Jacob and David were sons of Jacob D. Wells, Presley's brother.

Nancy and Charles not found in 1880, she may have died or remarried.

Son Lemuel m: Mrs. Rhoda Josephine (McEntire) Wells, 1882, and Mrs. Harriet M. Richardson 1893.
Son Joseph D. m: Mamie Clark (NOT PROVED)

Note: Son Jacob D. died suddenly three days after becoming ill while attending the funeral of his sister-in-law, Rhoda Josephine Wells, wife of James Lemuel.

Burial record not found. May be one of the burials referenced on the following placque, this cemetery (as was his mother, who died 9 days after Presley):
"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."

Anyone who locates a /death burial record for Presley, please send SAC. 
Family links: 
  Daniel Wells (1780 - 1838)
  Elizabeth Ankrom Wells (1782 - 1858)
  Jacob D. Wells (1798 - 1871)*
  Ducket Wells (1805 - 1865)*
  Julia Ann Wells Carr (1812 - 1886)*
  Daniel D. Wells (1814 - 1898)*
  Presley Wells (1822 - 1858)
*Calculated relationship
Beardstown City Cemetery
Cass County
Illinois, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Jan 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103662417
Presley Wells
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