NameRichard F. Wells
Birth30 Nov 1822, Floyd Co., Kentucky (?)
Death20 Dec 1912, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Marriage26 Sep 1845, Morgan Co., Kentucky
SpouseEmily R. Cox, 2C5R
Birth7 Nov 1828, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Aug 1869, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Birth16 Dec 1847, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death12 May 1883, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Birth1 Dec 1850, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death3 Jun 1904, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Birth10 Nov 1852, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death18 Aug 1944, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth7 Sep 1856, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death6 Apr 1937, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Birth24 Apr 1861, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death10 May 1904, Elliott Co., Kentucky
BirthMar 1865, Morgan Co., Kentucky
BirthJan 1869, Elliott Co., Kentucky
DeathJul 1869, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Notes for Richard F. Wells
The pedigree chart that I got his name from (as the father of Frances Wells who married James Brown) says that he was born in Menifee County, but Menifee County wasn’t even formed until 1869. In 1822 the Wells family was in Floyd Co., so that’s what I’ve put. (They were in Morgan Co. in 1823, but they didn’t move there - Richard’s grandfather Edmund B. Wells born 1777 was one of the founders of the county.)
His death certificate states Richard Wells, age 90 years 20 days, born 30 Nov 1822 in Morgan Co., died 20 Dec 1912 in Martinsburg, Elliott Co., Ky, father Benjamin Wells, maiden name of mother unknown, cause of death cerebral hemorrhage, informant Walter Wells, Bascom, Ky.
Notes for Richard F. & Emily R. (Family)
Morgan County marriage register #1 records marriage of Richard F. Wells and Emily Cox on 26 Sep 1845 by Uriah Cottle.
1850 census of Morgan Co., Ky, enumerated 17 Aug, lists on p. 106 as family #281:
Richard Wells, 27, farmer; Emily, 22; Jane, 2. All born in Ky.
1860 census of Morgan Co., Ky, district 1, enumerated 24 July, lists on p. 91 as family #564/558:
Richard F. Wells, 37, farmer; Emily, 32; Jane, 13; Frances, 9; John C., 7; Lynn B., 3; Manerva Vandickey, 21. Manerva born in Virginia, all others in Ky, although it is wrong for Emily, unless I have her parents wrong.
1870 census of Elliott Co., Ky, Martinsburg precinct, enumerated 8 June, lists on p. 3 as family #14:
Wells, Richard F., 47; Jane, 22; Francis, 19; John, 17; Lynn B. (m), 13; Ann, 8; Thomas, 5; Richard, 5/12. All born in Ky.
See census notes for Richard’s second marriage for later readings.