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John Wells

Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Mar 1746 (aged 45)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 156901364 · View Source
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"JOHN WELLS, fourth son of Ebenezer and Mary (Waite) Wells, was born at the Green river settlement (Greenfield), June 9, 1700, died March 10, 1746. He was a soldier in Father Rasle's French and Indian War, 1724–25. He owned land in the settlement and is recorded as one of the early settlers. The Indian warfare delayed the permanent settlement of Greenfield and it is not known just when he took up his residence there. In 1727, peace being established, steps were taken for the permanent settlement of the town, and John Wells, his brother Joshua, and several other members of the family established their homes in Greenfield. John Wells was made a colonel of militia. He married Sarah, daughter of Samuel Allen, of Windsor, Connecticut, probably in 1727. Their children were: 1. Samuel, born October 28, 1729 ... 2. Sarah, March 16, 1731 (Mrs. Colonel Samuel Wyman). 3. John February 16, 1734, had seven children. 4. Daniel, August 17, 1735, killed in the "Bloody Morning Scout". 5. Susanna, September 2, 1737, died May 12, 1740. 6. Elijah, July 20, 1740. 7. Susanna, January 3, 1742 (Mrs. Aaron Phelps), died January 3, 1761. 8. Thomas, October 31, 1745, had eleven children."
—John W. Jordan, editor, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1911, Vol. III, pp. 1170–1171.

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