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 Perry H. Wells

Perry H. Wells

Birth
Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Oct 1853 (aged 22)
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100024195 · View Source
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The house where Joel Wells (Jr.) lived is in Henry County. The people who are currently living in the house confirm that the two tombstones are now in Old Riverside Cemetery, Moline- one for a JOEL WELLS stone about 2' high and 18-20 inches wide read JOEL WELLS with the J backwards, Died Aug. 25, 1856 aged 55 years, 7 months, 17 days. The other stone PERRY H. WELLS was larger and more elaborate 4' high by 15" wide and read Died Oct. 10, 1853, aged 22 years, 7 months, 28 days. Both stones were on the property where the house stands and were left in their original setting until part of the farm was rented, a fence erected, etc. About 10 years ago the stones were moved into a building and eventually moved to Old Riverside Cemetery in Moline even though their bodies remain buried on the family farm.


Name: Joel Wells
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Rock Island, Illinois
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11

(Source: 1840 United States Federal Census)


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Parents:
Joel Wells
Mary Jane McMurphy



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Aged 22 YS. 7 MS. 28 DS.

Gravesite Details Headstones in Old Riverside Cemetery.but buried at family farm in Henry County

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  • Maintained by: Bob & AJ
  • Originally Created by: Steve & Debbie
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100024195
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Perry H. Wells (12 Feb 1831–10 Oct 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100024195, citing Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bob & AJ (contributor 47790994) .