Persis (Earle) Wells was born 20 Oct 1792 in Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont to John Earle and Abigail Chase. She married James Wells on 21 Dec 1810 in Chester. James and Persis children include:
Clarissa Maria Wells b: 20 Sep 1812 in Windsor Co., Vermont.
Francis James Wells b: 16 Sep 1813 in Windsor Co., Vermont
James Fones Wells b: 11 Mar 1814 in Lebanon, Madison Co., New York
Eunice K Wells b: 2 Jul 1818 in Lebanon, Madison Co., New York
Martha T Wells b: 17 Sep 1821 in Lebanon, Madison Co., New York
Justus O Wells b: 18 Dec 1823 in Vermont
Charles K Wells b: 2 Jan 1826 in New York
James Wells b: 7 Feb 1828 in New York
William Washington Wells b: 15 Aug 1830 in Erie Co., Ohio
Persis is listed as a widow on the 1850 and 1860 census, suggesting James deserted her. She died 20 Dec 1866 in Norwalk at the home of her daughter, Clarissa Marie (Wells) Ivory. However, James is buried next to her.