The following is an HTML replica of two typewriter pages stored in my great-grandmother Bertha Hunt Wells' records. It appears to be a tracing of the Wells family name as far back as possible. I have attempted to replicate it as closely as possible, including strike-outs and irregular spacings. I have added the bold to the name of each my Wells ancestors, to make the progression easier to trace.

The original paper has a number of small hand-written notes on it, none of which I've attempted to add here. Mostly, they point out each direct ancestor and whether they are grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, etc. The notes on the second page include extra wedding dates and death dates, and a few side-notes, but I couldn't read them reliably enough to want to write them down.

This record of the Wells name spans 15 generations and over 400 years.



                        Wells Family Tree
                        ___________________


(1) Thomas Wells of Colchester,County Essex, England

(2) Hugh Wells born 1590,Colchester,England, married Frances Belcher


(3) Thomas Wells born in Connecticut 1620, married Mary Beardsley 1651
      
died at moved to Hadley,Mass. 1659            born 1621 died 1691
         died 1676.
                                                                 1697
(4) Jonathan Wells born 1658        married (1) Hepsibah Colton,di ed
    Boy hero of Turner's Falls fight,        (2)Mrs.Sarah Strong Barnard
      died1739

(5) Jonathan Wells born1684       married (1) Rebecca Barbard
                    died 1735              (2) Mary Hoyt
       Children
Jonathan Wells born 1724 died 1750
David     "     "   1726  "   1800......(two wives)
Mary      "     "   1728  "   1779
Samuel    "     "   1730  "
Olein     "     "   1732  "   1754
Rebecca   "     "   1734  "   1750
John      "     "   1735

(6) John Wells born 1735  married Lucy---
        Children
      *----------
Elisha Wells born 1759 died
Martha  "     "   1760  "
Jonathan "    "   1762
John     "    "   1764  died  1835 (married Sarah Warner)
Reuben   "    "   1766   "
Reuben   "    "   1767
Lucy     "    "   1769
Phineas "    "   1771
Elisha   "    "   1773
Martha   "    "   1776
                                                                   1827
(7) John Wells born 1764 died 1835, married Sarah Warner,born 1764 died
Captain in war of 1812,lived in      daughter of Capt.Jonathan Warner
Rutland,Mass. later moved to          who fought in the Revolution
Williamsburg.

         Children
       -------------
John Wells born Jan.6"1793,died 1858      (married Eliza Graves)
Lucinda "   "***  ?
Panthea "   "    May 24" 1798
Rowena  "   " May 7"1801,died 1858
Sarah   "   "  Nov.10"1803
Corintha "  "  Sept.28" ?  died May 12",1865 Married L.L.James
Mary     "  "  ?

(8) John Wells born 1793,died 1858, married Eliza Graves of Hatfield,Mass
                                     daughter of
Capt. Solomon Graves
                                     who was son of Perez Graves captain
                                     in Revolutionary war.




       Children of John Wells and Eliza Graves
     --------------------------------------------

  Alma Wells born ? died ?  married  Lemuel Baker
  Alexis Wells " 1829"  April 1908     married Lydia Willcutt
  Janet   "    " 1831" 1850
  Mary Ann "   " 1837"  1919  married Alvah Stebbins
  Sarah Esther " 1837" 1922     "  Henry Bisbee(parent's of father Wells
  William Graves Wells born 1825 died 1876      cousin Nettie Bisbee who
  he married Mari Willcutt a sister of           sent him this copy)
  father Wells mother.

(9)Alexis Wells born 1829or 30,died 1908 at Commington,Mass.
    married
M Lydia Willcutt
        Children
     -------------
  Henry Gardiner Wells,born Sept 4"1854 died in Phila,Pa. 1936   13"1857
  Charles Alexis  " born July1856(married Ida May Crosby,born March
13218
  married Minnie Whitney                 died in Phila. August 1948
  Thomas Meekins Wells born Dec 22"1857
   married Mary-Elizabeth Porter
   Mari Jeanette born & died
   Mari Jeanette Wells born Dec 13"1861 died 1924 married Joseph Bates
   James Foster Wells born AUG 1"1864  married Carrie Elsa Kingsley
   William G. Wells born Oct. 20"1866 married Catherine Murphy MacDonald
  George Wells born?  died about 1916      of Nova Scotia

 (10) Henry Gardiner Wells born Sept 4"1854 died 1936 married Ida M. Crosby
       Children
   ---------------                                               Alaska
 George Marks Wells born Oct. 12" 1878 died July 20" 1932 at Ketchikan
                                           married Bertha Hunt
 Harold Gardiner Wells born 1884 married Nina eccles
 Lena May   June 23" 1889 married Harold Monroe Fiske
 twins girl and boy  died aged one year
                                         Jan.20"1903                Alaska
(11) George Marks Wells born 1878 married Bertha E Hunt at Ketchikan
                                    daughter of ForestJ.Hunt who served
                                    two terms in A laska Senate,President
                                    of Senate one term,and Harriet E.Hunt
          Children                  first Republican National Committee-
       --------------               woman from Alaska,one of founders of
                                    Ketchikan Public Library.
Doris Evelyn Wells born
                      Nov. 6"1903 at Ketchikan Alaska

Elmer Henry Wells born Dec.13"1903 at Tacoma Wash

Doris Evelynmarried Charles L. Cloudy at Ketchikan Alaska Feb.  1923
                                                                     1948
Children,Charles L.Cloudy born May 26"1924 married Marjorie Piehl Aug.
198
    Evelyn Elaine    " born July 25"1925 married Kedrick C.Hannah " 1947

    Joan Adele Cloudy born May 21"1927
    George Anthony Cloudy Born July 22"1934

(12) Elmer Henry Wells born Dec.13"1914 married Edith Nurmi Dec 8"1941

          Children
         ---------
      George Marks Wells born Dec.5" 1942




That's the end of the original two pages. Following is the next generation leading to me.

(13) George Marks Wells married Nikki Cole (b. Sept.20" 1944) on July 25" 1966

Children (all born in Las Vegas, Nev.)
Adam Benjamin Wells born Dec.1" 1972
Kevin Marks    "     "   Oct.12"1977
Aaron Gregory  
"     "   Jul.17"1980

Adam Wells married Jocelyn Paige Kelly (b. Kelly Paige Holmstrom on Nov.11" 1972) on Aug.4" 2001.

Kevin Wells and Koryn Reese MacDonald (b. Jul. 1975) gave birth to Kamryn Mackenzie Wells on Dec.6" 2002 in Tucson, Ariz.