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29 March 2005

John Eglin and Catharine Dods
1 August 1802 (Ref G/S) Town of Benson Hamilton County New York
Hiram Wells
5 December 1875
Town of Amsterdam Montgomery County New York Green Hills Cemetery Part #7
Wells, Mary Elgin, wife of Hiram (Wells) b 1-08-1802 d 5-12-75 68 years Hamilton Cty from Montgomery County rootsweb page "Eternally Yours"
(this does not compute RGM)
likely more

#2.7.1 Harriett Wells born about 1828./9

#2.7.2 Angeline Wells born about 1838 not yet found in 1850 census so maybe she was not a child of Hiram and Mary; But Mary had a sister Angeline so she was likely a daughter.

#2.7.3 son Wells

        Mary was listed a child of John Eglin and Catharine Dods in in biography of Thomas Eglin who was the son of John Eglin Jr. in the Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas published by Lewis Publishing Company Chicago 1900. This book covers Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan and Atchinson Counties Kansas 479 bios and 38 photos contributed by Roger Pyle On the internet at She was listed as marrying a H.Welch. (which is incorrect as it should have been H. Wells)
        Aber and King in their history of Hamilton County Page 363 state"Hiram Wells was an early resident of the Benson Patent living on Lot 7 near Middle Benson. He was residing there in 1825 with his wife and one and two daughters on thirty acres of land. The family remained in Benson until about1870 when the name disappears from the records"
        The 1830 census of the town of Hope lists Hiram Wells 9 in the family , one male between 5 and 10 years and one male between 30 and 40 years, 3 females under 5 years, two females between 5 and 10 years and one female between 20 and 30 years (appears that they might of being raising someone else's children as well as their own .
        The Wells family was listed in the1840 census of Hope as follows. on male from 5to 10 years and one male from 15 to years and one male 40 to 50 years, one female under 5 years, one between 5 and 10 years and 3 from 10 to 15 years ,2 females from 15 to 20 years and one female from 30 to 40 years or 11 in total, one of who was in employed in agriculture.
        The 1850 census of the Town of Hope page 16D household #235 lists Hiram Wells age 55 farmer born New York, wife Mary age 48 and daughter Harriett age 22

        In April 1860, the Town of Benson was created from the Town of Hope. The 1860 census of the Town of Benson #534 lists "Horace" Wells age 64, farmer, real estate worth $800 and personal property worth $225, wife Mary 57 and children, Harriett age 31 and Angeline age 22.
        With them was Thomas Eglin (brother of Mary) age 55 tho likely over 60 with personal property worth $2000. The Wells were listed next to Mary's brother Silas Elgin and his family
        Hiram Wells' property is show on a 1861 map of the Town of Benson on page 358 in the Aber and King, history of Hamilton County. His is the next farm east of Silas Eglin on the main east- west road through Benson (Now Hamilton County Road 6)and about 40% of the way from the Town of Bleecker, Fulton County easterly toward the Town of Hope (see jpg of map in Eglin Gravestone Folder)
        The 1870 census of the Town of Broadalbin, Fulton County family #160 list Mary Wells of West Galaway Post office, age 65, housekeeper With her was "a" Rudolph Wells age 60 born Connecticut manufacturer, no martial state for either was given but a real estate value of $1150 and personal property of $500 listed to both. With them was Ida Wells age 13, adopted and Ed Fenton, age 50, no occupation .


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