New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul., 1887|
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Co G 8th Mich Cav
Enlisted in Company G, Michigan 5th Cavalry Regiment on 10 Mar 1865. Mustered out on 01 Sep 1865. Transferred to Company K, Michigan 1st Cavalry Regiment on 01 Sep 1865.
Mustered out on 09 Oct 1865 at Detroit, MI.
William H. Wells was born about 1823 in New York.
It is not known at this time the names of his parents.
Nor when he came to Michigan.
It is known he served in the Civil War as stated above.
On 6-22-1854 in Traverse City, Michigan married Jane Phelps Havens Rowland. She was 32 and William 30.
She had been married twice before and brought 4 children to this marriage.
To this union 3 more children were born.
Benjamin W. Wells born in Traverse City, MI 1857
Elizabeth E. Wells born 1860. One source says New York another MI.
William W. Wells born 1862 in MI.
1860 Census Mesgree Twp, Antrine Co., MI
William Wells 38 B. NY
Jane Wells 35 B. NY
Duane H. Wells 17 B NY
Palmer Wells 11 B NY**
Wallace Wells 3 B. MI*
Elba Wells 0 B. MI*
*It is believed Wallace and Elba are Benjamin and Elizabeth's middle names.**Palmer is listed with the Wells surname.
Some time between 1860 and 1870 the family moved to Ingham County.
1870 Census Ingham Twp., Ingham Co, MI
William Wells 47 B. NY
Jane Wells 47 B. NY
Benjamin Wells 13 B. MI
Elizabeth Wells 11 B. NY
William Wells 8 B. MI*
Jane died 11-28-1870 at the age of 47 years 10 months. She is buried in the Howard Cemetery in Ingham Twp. Ingham Co. MI.
Research shows William died 7-1887 due to an explosion of a cannon at a celebration in Wheeler, Gratiot Co. MI.
He was approximately 64 years old. He is buried with Jane in Howard Cemetery, Ingham Township, Ingham Co. MI.
Their son, Benjamin, is also buried there as is Jane's daughter Clara Havens Haynes.
Research will continue on this family.
*Note: 11-4-2013. Information from a family member states the son referred to as William W. Wells name was Wilford Ward Wells.
Jane M. Phelps Wells (1823 - 1870)
Benjamin W. Wells (1857 - 1903)*
Elizabeth Wells Ferguson (1860 - 1934)*
"Corpl. / Wm. H. Wells / Co G / 8 Mich Cav"
Plot: Lot 47
Maintained by: Connie West Stewart
Originally Created by: DTQuester
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54994826