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Joseph Wells, I

Birthplace: Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
Death: May 27, 1758 (60)
Cane, Orange County, North Carolina, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Wells and Frances Wells
Husband of Rachel Lindley; Margaret Swanson and Mary Cook
Father of Rachel Ann Wright; Levi Wells; Charity Wells; Margaret Wells; Elizabeth Wells and 8 others
Brother of Thomas Wells; George Wells; Frances Ouchterlong; Mary Wells; John Wells and 4 others

Occupation: Constable of the Monocacy Hundred
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About Joseph Wells, I

Joseph H. Wells, born 30 Sep 1697 in Queen Ann Parish, MD; died after 20 July 1804.
He was the son of Thomas Wells & Frances Smith.
Joseph Wells, twin with Sarah

Sep 30, 1697, Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George, MD
•Marriage (1): Rachel UNKNOWN
•Marriage (2): Margaret SWANSON on Apr 11, 1721 in All Hallows Episcopal, Anne Arundel, MD, USA 1117
•Marriage (3): Mary UNDERWOOD on May 27, 1758 in New Garden M.M., Surry, NC, USA
•Died: After Jul 20, 1804, , Orange, NC

General Notes:

Joseph apparently had a twin sister named Sarah. Joseph Wells was living in Anne Arundel Co., MD. on Dec. 8, 1726. He paid taxes on the Mattapony Hundred of Prince George's Co. (now Frederick Co., MD). He had moved to the Monocacy Valley in west Prince George's Co. by 1742. His name is on a petition that sought the establishment of All Saints Parish from Prince George's Co in 1742. He bought land named "Boyling Springs", which was forty acres surveyed June 12, 1743. In November of that year, he was made constable of the Monocacy Hundred. He had 2 known wives and possibly 3. Rachel is the wife in question. She is only listed in one place as the mother of his daughter Rachel. There is a fairly strong theory out there that Rachel was simply a repetitive error on the person in the Quaker records later listing her as Rachel's mother in a Quaker record written after Joseph had become a Quaker; others speculate Rachel-the-1st-wife was born a Lindley. His wife Margaret was received in membership on 11/29/1745 and he on 2/29/1746.

They removed to North Carolina around 1750 after they sold "Boyling Spring", on Tuscorrah Creek near the mouth of the Monquescy. His certificate of removal to Carver's Creek MM, Bladen, NC was dated Jun 25, 1750. He and his wife were charter members of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting that was established Oct. 7, 1751. Joseph gave his son Joseph 269 acres of land in Orange County, North Carolina on June 13, 1752. He sold another 137.5 acres of land to John Marshall in Sept. 1752. In that same year, Margaret stops appearing in Quaker Records when her husband Joseph and some children are in it. This could suggest that she had passed on in 1752 or earlier. (C-575)
Noted events in his life were:

• Will, Jul 20, 1804, , Orange, NC.

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Joseph Wells, I's Timeline

September 30, 1697
Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
September 1697
Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, Colonial America
Age 4
No. Side of Patapsco, Baltimore County, MD
March 27, 1720
All Hallows Parish, Prince Georges Co, Maryland, USA
All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Colonial America
All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Province of Maryland, Colonial America
December 8, 1726
Age 29
Anne Arundel, Maryland
Anne Arundel or Prince George's County, Colonial America