Descendants of Carty Wells of Stafford County, VA
A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, Wm. S. Bryan and Robert Rose, 1876.

WELLS.-- Carty WELLS, of Stafford County, VA settled in Kentucky about 1797. He had 2 sons and 5 daughters, and four of the daughters married four brothers. The names of only four of the children can be ascertained now, viz.: Hayden, John, Sally and Margaret. Hayden died in Kentucky and left a large family. John was married in Prince William County, VA to Anna BRADY, and settled in Shelby County, KY in 1810, and in St. Charles County MO in 1827. He settled at a place called Williamsburg, where he was appointed postmaster, and died in 1837. His children were Carty Jr., Joseph B., James, John C., Thomas F., Jeptha D., Helen B., Euphemia and Jane S. Carty Jr. studied law and became prominent in that profession. He was circuit and county clerk of Warren County, became a member of the state senate and was circuit judge for a number of years. He removed to Lincoln County in 1839, and died in 1860. His wife was Mahala OGLESBY, of Kentucky, by whom he had 9 children, viz.: Mary F., Euphemia, Anna, Catharine, Richard H., James, Alfred C., Joseph D., and Thomas L. Wells. Mary F. married Judge Samuel F. MURRAY, of Pike County, Euphemia married William W. MCCOY. Anna married William A. BEVAN. Catharine married Thomas HAMMOND. Richard was married twice, and removed to Texas. James was a physician, and lived in Osage County, MO. Alfred C. married a Miss SHARP, and lives in St. Louis. Joseph D. married a Miss GUTHRIE. Thomas L. never married. Joseph, brother of Judge Carty WELLS, was also a prominent attorney, and was a member of the constitutional convention of 1855. He removed to California, and entered in the practice of law in San Francisco, in partnership with Judge CROCKETT. He subsequently returned to Missouri and died at Troy, Lincoln County in 1858. He never married. James WELLS married Catharine JOHNSON, daughter of Charles JOHNSON, who bought Colonel Nathan BOONE's place on Femme Osage creek. John C. WELLS was a physician. He married Catherine CARTER, and lived in Troy. Thomas F. married Martha SHELTON. Joseph D. studied law, and died about the time he began to practice. Helen B. married Richard H. WOOLFOLK, of Kentucky, Euphemia married John SNETHEN, of Montgomery Co. Jane S. married Solomon JENKINS, who was an architect, and planned the lunatic and deaf and dumb asylums and Westminster College, located at Fulton, Missouri.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Tina Wells, 26 August 2005.  Link change or update: 17 September 2005

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