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Rev James Wellman

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Rev James Wellman

  • Birth 10 May 1723 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 1808 Cornish City, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Cornish City, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 52316453

Son of Abraham Wellman and Elizabeth Taylor

Siblings: Abraham Wellman 1718-1781, Capt. Jacob Wellman 1720-1797, Mercy Wellman 1725-1744, Ruth Wellman 1725-1786, Elizabeth Wellman 1728-1794, Martha Wellman 1730-

Married Sarah Barnard Nov 8, 1750

Children: Sarah Wellman Dustin 1752-1803, James Wellman 1754-1841, Isaac Wellman 1757- ,Solomon Wellman 1758-1841 , Joshua Wellman 1760-1760, Martha Wellman Wright 1763-1839, Dr. Joshua Wellman 1766-1806, Lemuel Wellman 1770-1815, Barnard Wellman 1773-1773

The first house on the left after Trinity Church is the Wellman House (1769), the oldest house in Cornish, a small one-story cottage built by the Rev. James Wellman, first minister of Cornish. His parish also included Windsor across the river although no bridge or ferry existed at the time. He died in 1808 and is buried in the Trinity Cemetery.

Source town of Cornish NH tourism information


Cornish, July 23, 1768
(Town Records of Cornish, N. H.)

Except of a letter from Rev. James Wellman to the town of Cornish N.H. From the book Descendents of Thomas Wellman of Lynn MA by Rev. Joshua Wyman Wellman pub. 1918

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Cornish in New Hampshire. Beloved friends & Gentleman. Your call to settle among you in the arduous & Important work of the Gospel ministry given me on April 28, 1768, I have taken into Serious consideration and also the Proposals you made to encourage my acceptance of the same and notwithstanding some discouraging considerations attending the affair I think it expedient & do accept your Invitation to settle in the work of the ministry among you…

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The Rev. James Wellman, died Dec 18, 1808, aged 85
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 52316453
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev James Wellman (10 May 1723–18 Dec 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52316453, citing Trinity Cemetery, Cornish City, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by InSearchOf (contributor 47282406) .