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 Hannah <I>Loomis</I> Wells

Hannah Loomis Wells

New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1795 (aged 62–63)
Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Merryall, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6624833 · View Source
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Married Lieut. James Wells on March 28, 1754 at Colchester, New London, CT.

James Wells, a native of Connecticut, removed to Wyoming, thence to Wyalusing in 1774. Danger becoming imminent from the savages, in the spring of 1776 Mr Wells returned with his family to Wyoming. The same year, he and his eldest son, James, enlisted in the 1st Independent Company of Wyoming under command of Capt Robert Durkee. In this company, Mr Wells was 1st Lieutenant.

Early in 1778, while with Washington's Army in New Jersey, he learned of the threatening condition at Wyoming, obtained a leave of absence and hastened to Wyoming the latter part of June. Lieut Perrin Ross accompanied him.
In the battle which followed on the 3rd of July, both went out to meet the enemy and were slain.

Tradition says that Lieutenant Wells was wounded in the leg and the Indians attempted to capture him. Being a man of stalwart frame, 6 feet 7 inches tall and a giant of strength, he hurled off his enemies until one of them sunk a tomahawk in his skull, ending the struggle.

After the battle, Mrs Wells with ten children fled with other fugitives to their friends in Connecticut, where they remained until 1787, when they returned to Wyalusing. Here she died in 1795, aged 70 years.

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  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6624833
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Loomis Wells (15 Jul 1732–1795), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6624833, citing Merryall Cemetery, Merryall, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by J Wright (contributor 46543378) .