Laurent Stern (Jean Stern and Marguerite Grenon), major, of Mascouche

m. 9 January 1826, Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier

Marguerite Gauthier (Paul Gauthier and Marguerite Gauvreau), major, of Riviere-des-Prairies

Jean Stirn/Stein (the late Christophe Stirn and the late Apolline Smit) of Germany

m. 4 August 1783, Repentigny

Marguerite Grenon (Pierre Grenon and Madeleine Hebert)

Johann Stern was a private, Regiment von Specht, Brunswick troops, born at Schwarzenburg, came with the second recruit transport, age 28 years 7 months when mustered out in l783. He was a veteran of the German auxiliary troops of the British in the American Revolution.

Paul Gauthier (Andre Gauthier and Genevieve Paradis)

m. 15 July 1794, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines

Marguerite Gauvreau (Antoine Gauvreau and Marguerite Goulette)

Jean Stein/Stern, major (Jean Stern and Marguerite Guernon) of Mascouche

m. 20 June 1808, St-Roch-l'Achigan

Catherine Deziel-Labreche (Andre Deziel-Labreche and the late Marie-Louise Devau-Jolicoeur)

Amable Stern/Stein (Jean Stern and Marguerite Grenon), major

m. 15 October 1827, Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier

Genevieve Valois (Jacques Valois and the late Marguerite Boucher)

The logic for the explanation of this suggestion for the origin of the Duell/Wells family name is trilingual and convoluted. The Rivest index of Berthier marriages indexes the beginning marriage as that of Laurent Hern [sic] to Marguerite Gauthier, but the parentage makes it clear that Rivest misread a beginning "St" as an "H", which is frequently done.

In German, the word "Stern" means "star". Translated into French, it would be "etoile". Since the most famous star in history was the Star of Bethlehem, almost inevitably this became "Etoile dit Noel". When the French name was bastardized into English, it was mispronounced as Doile or Doualle and the dit of Noel also turned into Denoel. As emphasis was placed on the final syllable, it was anglicized not only into Newell, but also into Wells.

I believe that the Duell/Duel spelling may be the result of the fact that there was early in Isle la Motte and Alburgh, Vt., a Duel family which seems to have been English in origin and to have borne no relation whatsoever to the family that follows. However, its existence made the name familiar to local people.

Information received from Dale Burnett on 4 April 1994 indicates that his branch of the family had retained an oral tradition of the name change from Stern, but thought it was spelled Stearns.


1. Jean/Johann Stern/Stirn/Stiern, m. 1783 at Repentigny to Marguerite Grenon. This couple did not settle in Vermont, but at least two of their sons did.

1.1 Lawrence Wells/Dual, Dewell, born in Germany. m. Margaret Gokey, b. in France (sic). Also referred to as Lorent Douelle/Douele m. to Marguerite Gauthier. She was b. c. 1798/1802, Canada. Margaret Deuel, age 68, b. Canada, 1870 census, North Hero, Vt., in household of Joseph and Margaret (Deuell) Young; Margaret Wells, 82, mother, 1880 census in household of Laurence Wells. Margaret Dewells, b. Canada--d. 20 March 1883, North Hero, Vt. No age or parents given in the Vital Records. Margret, wife of Lawrence Duell, d. 4 March 1883, age 85 years. Buried St. Amadeus Cemetery, Alburgh, Vt. She may POSSIBLY have been the Margaret "Cole", age 60, born Vt., with Angeline Young, age 7, born Vt., in her household, on the 1860 census, North Hero, Vt.

At their marriage, Laurent Stern and Marguerite Gauthier recognized as legitimate their son Charles, baptized the 4th of August of the year past. He had been baptized as a legitimate child (see below), so there may possibly have been an earlier civil or Protestant marriage ceremony. Witnesses to the marriage were Amable Stern, brother; Louis Gamache pere; Jean-Baptiste Manuel; Jean-Baptiste Archambault.

Much of the following information pertaining to this family is guesswork based on evidence located, and is so designated by the use of question marks.

1.1.1 Charles Douelle/Doualle. Baptized 4 August 1825, Berthier, Charles, born yesterday of the legitimate marriage of Laurent Stern, cultivator, and of Marguerite Gauthier. Godparents Charles Germain and Marianne Mongle.

Charles Wells, age 76 years 11 months 20 days, b. Canada, son of Lawrence Wells and Marguerite Gauthier, died 12 July 1895, Swanton, Vt.

Mentioned as Joseph/Charles Duel married to Lydia _____. m. (1) as a minor, 30 June 1845, St. Joseph's, Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., Adelaide Baltasard dit St. Martin, dau. of Joseph Baltasard dit St. Martin and Ange/Desanges Hall. Witnesses Joseph Balthazard, Laurent Douelle, Aimable Douell, Andre Meree, Joseph Baltazard, Emerie Baltazard.

According to Dale Burnett, Joseph Balthazar and Marie Desanges hall were married 24 April 1826; he son of Louis Balthazar and Marie Beleau; she daughter of Andre Hall and Marie Archange Valentin.

m. (2) by 1860, Rosella LaDuc/LaDuke, b.c. 1842/43, N.Y. or Canada.

POSSIBLY the Charles Duell, age 27, resident of Champlain, naturalized 23 October 1852, Clinton Co., N.Y.

Probably the same man as Charles Wells/Duell/

Duwel/Dehoel m. to Mary _____. His wife died c. 1855.

On the 1860 census, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y., we find Charles Duell, age 37, male, farmer, born Vermont; Rosella, 17, born New York; Mary, ll, born Vermont; Charles, 10, born Vermont, and Lydia, 8, born Vermont.

This man has not been located on the 1850 or 1870 census.He reappears on the 1880 census of Alburgh, Vt., as Charles Wells, 60, laborer, born Canada, with a wife Rosella, 38, born Canada, and children: Frank, age 18; Ellen, age 15; Flora, age 13; Napoleon, age 12; Josephine, age 9; Angelina, age 8, George, age 6; William, age 3, and Julian, age 1. Charles Douel, bap. 31 August 1846, St. Joseph's, Coopersville, N.Y., born the 30th. Godparents Laurent Douel and desAnges Hales. Possibly the same as Charles Wells, b. c. 1851, brother of Mary E. Duel, # below. However, it is possible that the child born in 1846 died as a child and that Mary's brother "Charles" was born c. 1850/51, baptized as Guillaume and later called by the name of Charles. Mary E. Duel/Wells/Noel/Larock/Duell/

Duwel, b. c. 1848/50. She stated that she was born 18 July 1846, St. Albans, Vt. and that her mother died when she was nine years old. The baptism as located by Albert Smith in the records of St. Mary's/Immaculate Conception, St. Albans, Vt., reads: Reg. I, f. 41, no. 295, baptized 20 August 1848, Maria Duel, born 18 July, dau. of Charles Duel and Adelaide Beltassore. Godparents: Jeufireum Mignolt(?) and Margt. Gageu.

At age 17, m. (1) July 1865, Grand Isle, Vt., Joseph Rock/LaRock/Durock, 16, b. Canada, son of Joseph Rock. Other records give his birthdate as c. 1842/45/50/51, Canada. 1870 census, Alburgh, Vt. as Joseph Durock.

Joseph Rock may have been a brother of Rose Roc, wife of Francois Beaumartin/Frank Burta. If so, he was on the census with their household in 1860, Isle la Motte, Vt. He abandoned his wife at Alburgh, N.Y. or Vt., c. 1877. She had an aunt Sarah Vaundel in Lawrenceville, N.Y. in 1879. In the 1880 census, Joseph LaRock, age 38, and Sarah LaRock, 14, are at North Hero, Vt., working as servants of George Tudhope. The three youngest sons are on the 1880 census of Alburgh, Vt., paupers, with Robert Hislop their keeper. William had apparently died by this time. Mary Rock, age 30, and son Rodrick, age 1, are in the household of Dexter B. Town at North Hero, Vt., where she is working as a servant.

She m. (2) according to the Civil War pension record on 30 June 1879, Lawrenceville, N.Y., or autumn of 1880 at St. John, Canada, Eli/Hilaire Brown/Lebrun, son of Joseph and Marie-Anne (Giguere) Lebrun/Brown, divorced husband of Rosella Feefee. Cf. Civil War pension file of Eli Brown, which indicates that this second marriage may not have been legally valid. Sara Jane Rock/Durock/LaRock, b. 25 April 1866 Grand Isle, Vt., bap. 8 April 1867, born 25 November, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Charles DeHoel/DeNoel and Sara Denoel/Dehoel. William Durock, b. c 1868/69, Vt. Joseph LaRock, b. c. 1871, Alburgh, Vt. m. 27 November 1894, North Hero, Vt. Marcelina Deuell, age 21, b. Shirley, Mass., dau. of Joe Felton and Mary Deuell. Per 1880 census, she was Marcelline Felton, granddaughter of Frank and Marceline (Gadbois) Deuell. Louis Rocque, b. c. 1873. m. 26 November 1896, South Hero, Vt., Rosa Rivers, b. Plattsburgh, N.Y., dau. of Louis and Melinda (_____) Rivers. Harold Rocque, bap. 3 January 1903, South Hero, Vt., son of Louis Rocque and Rose Rivest. m. 12 July 1920, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., Rose Anne Giroux, dau. of Evangeliste Giroux and Genevieve Moreau. Charles Rock, b. c. July 1877--d. 13 November 1898, South Hero, Vt., age 21 years 9 months 9 days. Charles [sic] Rock, illegitimate son by Eli LaBrown, born 12 March 1879, North Hero, Vt. (Vital Records). Probably the same as Rodrick, age 1, on the 1880 census. Eli James/Michael Eli/James E. Brown, born 9 March 1880, baptized 15 September 1880, St. Patrick's Church, Brasher Falls, N.Y. Lived at Minneapolis, Minn. m. Margaret Mettler. No children. Mary Emma/Mayme Brown, b. 28 August 1883, Clayton, N.Y. m. 6 April 1899, Pepin Co., Wis., Milton Johnson, son of Andrew Jackson and Percy Ann (Barnes) Johnson. Lived at Minneapolis, Minn. Andrew Johnson. Dentist. James Johnson. Pharmacist. m. Kathryn F. _____. Three children. Lillian Ruth Brown, b. 16 July 1886, Durand, Pepin Co., Wis.m. (1) James Birklund; m. (2) Elmer Seiter. No children. John M. Brown, b. 1 June 1888--d. 26 December 1917. m. Maude Duerkop. Elmer W. Brown. m. (1) Evelyn Danielson; m. (2) Kathryn F. _____, widow of his cousin James Johnson. Two daughters by the first marriage. Guillaume Wells, son of Chas. and Maria Wells, baptized 6 July 1851, St. Mary's/Immaculate Conception, St. Albans, Vermont, Reg. I, f. 106. Godparents: Jacob Phaneuf and (?) Mackay.

PROBABLY later known as Charles Daniel Wells, b. 1 May 1851--d. 25 January 1930. See the comments made above under # Dale Burnett's information says Charles D. Wells, b. 1 May 1851, Grand Isle, Vt.--d. 26 January 1930, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., bur. 28 January 1930, Sand Hill Cemetery, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y.

Charles D. Wells, son of Charles and Lydia, age 25, b. Champlain, N.Y., m. (1) 10 January 1877, Alburgh, Vt., to Lucy Besett (Vt. VR, Montpelier), she dau. of Judson and Pelinad Besett, age 18, b. St. Albans Bay.

Charles Noel (son of Charles Noel and Adelaide Balthazar) m. (2) 12 July 1886, Register B, St. Amadeus, Alburgh, Vt., Marie Anne Petrin, daughter of Pierre Petrin and Suzanne Rancourt. She also called Anna Patraw, b. 5 December 1868, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y.--d. 23 August 1911, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., dau. of Peter Laforest Patraw and Suzanne Randle.

If this is the same man, he lived at North Lawrence, N.Y., in 1918, age 67.

Letter received 16 March 1994 from Mr. Dale Burnett, Route 1, Box 199, Winthrop, NY 13697. Great-grandson of Charles D. and Anna (Patraw) Wells. Charles D. Wells had a sister Mary, who married Eli Brown and went to Durand, Pepin Co., Wis., probably in the 1880's. They lived in Vermont before moving out there. Baby Boy Wells/Noel, b. 8 October 1878, Alburg, Grand Isle Co., Vt. Andrew L. Wells/Noel, b. 4 July 1885, Alburg, VT.--d. 23 January 1944. m. (1) Lula Martin; m. (2) Olive Gilbert. Lydia Wells/Noel, b. 13 May 1886, Alburg, Vt. m. Clarence Perreault. Narcese Wells/Noel, b. 19 August 1887, Alburg, Grand Isle, Vt.--d. 3 October 1888. Josie Elizabeth Wells/Noel, b. 3 March 1890, Vt.--d. 9 November 1949, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. Bur. Brasher Falls, N.Y.

m. (1) Albert L. Wells (for children, see below);

m. (2) August 1925, St. Patrick's Church, Brasher Falls, N.Y., James Michael Calnon, b. 22 May 1875, possibly Brasher Falls, N.Y.--d. 13 January 1949, Town of Lawrence, N.Y., son of Dennis and Ellen (Donovan?) Calnon. Dennis Calnon, b. 4 November 1926, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 22 February 1933. Mary Ellen Calnon,b. 25 February 1929, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. 11 June 1949, Louis Gerrish. Timothy James Calnon, b. 13 January 1931, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. Donna Miner. Emma Wells/Noel, b. 3 November 1891, Alburg, Grand Isle Co., Vt. Lena A. Wells/Noel, b. 3 November 1892, Vt. Never married. Margaret M. Wells/Noel, b. 19 August 1893, Alburg, Grand Isle Co., Vt.--d. 1950. m. 21 October 1911, S. Bombay-E. Brasher Methodist Church, N.Y., Frank Shatraw, b. 1891--d. 1956. At the marriage, both were residents of Buckton. Charles J. Wells/Noel, b. 15 January 1896, Vt. m. (1) Collins; m. (2) Irene LaValley; m. (3) Ethel Castle. Edwin E. Wells, b. 12 July 1898, N.Y.--d. 2 September 1976. m. (1) Eva Richards; m. (2) Dorothy Jock. Sarah C. Wells, b. 12 July 1900, N.Y. m. Nolan Trombley. Solon B. Wells, b. 12 February 1903, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 27 September 1954. m. Ethel Jock. Elijah M. Wells, b. 1 May 1905. m. Bernardine Pearrault. Eugene Alexander/Judson Eugene Wells, b. 19 September 1907, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. Elizabeth Caring. John Theron Wells/Noel, b. 28 January 1910, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 4 March 1976. Possibly baptized at St. Amadeus Church, Alburg, Vermont? m. Bernardetta Pearrault, d. 16 January 1978. Ruth Jenett Wells, b. 9 April 1913, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. Harry St. Denny. Adelaide Douelle, bap. 14 March 1852, St. Joseph's, Coopersville, N.Y., b. 30 January Godparents Hubert Dumont and Sopphie Demars. Adelaide Noel confirmed 5 March 1868, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. The same as Lydia Delia Wells/Noel, b. c. 1851/54, Alburgh, Vt. m. at age 23, born Alburgh, Vt., 12 February 1877, North Hero, Vt., William Sweeney, b. c. 1857, Vt., son of Lewis and Zoe (Cameron/Camaraire) Sweeney/Choiniere.If so, lived at Highgate Center, Vt. in 1918, age 67. She said her parents were Charles and Lydia (_____) Wells. James Wells (child of first marriage), d. young.

Children of second marriage: Frank Wells, b.c. 1862. Helen Wells, b. 1865? Helena Noel, age 18, daughter of Charles and Rose Wells, m. 1 January 1883, Alburgh, Vt., Calixte Poquette, son of Jerome Paquette and Sally Miller/Bellerose. He also known as Curtis Poquette. Flavia/Flora Wells. The following baptism might indicate the maiden name of his second wife, if "Flora" and "Flavia" were the same child: Baptized 13 February (1868?), St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt., Flavie, born 12 November of Charles Dohel and Rose Ledoux. Godparents Julien Choiniere and Philomene Dohel/Noel.

m. Weller. Napoleon Wells, b. 3 August 1868, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt. Josephine Wells, b.c. 1871. m. Campbell. Angelina Wells, b.c. 1872. George Wells, b.c. 1874. William Everett Wells, b. 2 September 1876, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt. Julian Wells, b.c. 1879. Baby Boy Wells, b. 18 July 1878, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt. Emma Matilda Wells, b. 23 July 1880, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt. Alice Wells, daughter of Charles and Roselia, b. 14 May 1882, Alburgh, Vt. (Vt. VR, Montpelier). m. Russo. Elizabeth Wells, b. 16 May 1885, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt.--d. 24 August 1886. John Emery Wells, b. 8 March 1887, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt.

1.1.2 Lawrence Wells/Laurent Noel, b. c. 1824, Canada. m. Mary Ann Young/Marie Anne Lajeunesse, b. c. 1830/32, Vt., probably dau. of Louis Young/Lajeunesse and Chloe/Clothilde/Clarissa Dignard. 1850 census, North Hero, Vt., as Newell; 1870 census, North Hero, Vt.; 1880 census, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.

Buried Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. Lawrence Wells, b. 6 February 1857, St. Albans, Vt. Laurentius, son of Laurant Doel and Marie-Ana Lajeunesse, baptized 18 March 1857, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt. Godfather: Laurent Doel.

Age 24, b. St. Albans, Vt., residence Lawrence, N.Y., m. 8 May 1882, Isle la Motte, Vt., Miranda LaBombard, 22, b. Alburgh, Vt., dau. of John B. and Philinda (Beresa) LaBombard.

Miranda, wife of Lawrence Wells, d. 29 November 1889, age 29 years 11 months. Buried St. Amadeus Cemetery, Alburgh, Vt. Lewis Wells, b. c. 1856/59, Vt./29 May 1859, Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence Co., NY--d. 1 June 1927, Waddington, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. 1 January 1881, Methodist Church, Brasher, N.Y., Amelia Newtown, b.c. 1862, Stockholm or Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 9 March 1925, Stockhold, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., dau. of Franklin and Angeline (Nightcap) Newtown.

Information received 4 April 1994 from Dale Burnett. Lewis Wells, b. 30 November --d. 21 July 1956. m. (1) c. 1906, Mary Wellett; m. (2) Hanath Mousaw. Nelson Herbert/Hibbert Wells, b. 20 October --d. 25 October 1965. m. 23 September 1907, St. Patrick's Church, Brasher Falls, N.Y., Gertrude Mousaw, d. 4 April 1975. Witnesses to the marriage: Louis Wells and Hannah Mousaw. Mary Amelia "May" Wells, d. 30 August 1948. m. 18 October 1905, Sumner M. Young, d. 1953. Gustos Wells, b. 22 January 1890, St. Albans, Grand Isle Co., Vt.--d. 27 June 1938. m. 19 June 1916, Katherine "Katy" Gardner. Clarence Wells, b. 2 December 1891, Haleville, N.Y. m. 14 January , Florence _____. Clarice Wells, b. 2 December 1891, Haleville, N.Y.--d. 19 September 1964. m. 20 October 1908, Napoleon Shatraw. Lawrence Wells, b. 21 April , Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 7 August 1965. m. Corrinee Vivlamore. Eva Wells, b. 23 January --d. 29 April 1948. m. 27 March 1915, St. Bombay-E. Brasher Methodist Church, Robert Newtown. Albert L. Wells, b. 2 September 1883, Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 26 March 1924, Brasher Falls or Helena, Town of Brasher, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. Bur. St. Patrick's Church, Brasher, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.

m. 15 March 1909, Josie E./Josephine Elizabeth Wells, b. 3 March 1890--d. 9 November 1949, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., dau. of Charles Daniel and Anna Marie (Patraw/Petrin) Wells.

~ Elmer Eugene Wells, b. 14 August 1910, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 11 November 1979. m. October 1932, Esther Trombley. Esther Alberta Wells, b. 26 January 1913, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. 31 August 1931, James Burnett, b. 28 August 1911, Herkimer, N.Y., son of Joseph J. Burnett. Dale James Burett, b. 4 November 1945, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. 25 June 1966, Irene Linda Darby. Edgar Charles Wells, b. 30 September 1914, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 1 October 1914. Elbert C. Wells, b. 20 May 1916, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 14 April 1966. m. 26 December 1941, Hopkinton, Myrna Phelps. Edna May Wells, b. 30 March 1918, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 21 March 1919. Elinor Wells, b. 26 March 1920, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 26 March 1920. Elizabeth Georgiana Wells, b. 1 August 1921, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. m. February 1940, Madrid, N.Y., Joseph Stifanick. John Arthur Wells, b. 5 April 1904, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. Verne Wells, b. 22 February 1907, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.--d. 6 April 1952. m. (1) Dorothy Covey; m. (2) Ellen . Mary/Mary Ann Wells, b. c. 1862, Vt. m. (1) John Newtown; m. (2) Noah Parker. Juliana Noel/Julia A./Julia Ann Wells, b. 15 September 1866--d. 20 January 1914. Bap. 29 September 1866, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Prosper Cameraire and Julia Lajeunesse. m. Perry Weller. Alfred/Fred Wells, b. c. 1869, Vt.; Male Wells, b. 3 October 1868, North Hero, Vt. Charles Wells, b. 1872, Vt.--d. 23 February 1925. m. (1) Elizabeth Gilbert, Vt.; m. (2) Zelia Jones.

1.1.3 Sara Doile/Dewell, b. c. 1833/34. Baptized 21 March 1835, St-Georges-d'Henryville, Sarah, age three weeks, of the legitimate marriage of Laurent Doualle and Marguerite Gauthier of the state of Vermont. Godparents: Pierre Barabe and Brigitte Gaultier. [Marginal index says Sarah Doucette.] m. Antoine Vandal, b. c. 1826, son of Antoine and Catherine (Thiriac-Laforest) Vandal/Vanndel/

VonDell.1860, 1870 censuses, Grand Isle, Vt.; 1880 census, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. 1879 lived in Lawrenceville, N.Y. per pension record of Eli Brown.

1.1.4 Francis Wells/Duell/Noel, b. c. 1834, Canada. m. Marcelline/Martha Gadbois, b. c. 1838, Canada. 1880 census, North Hero, Vt. Marriage probably 4 May 1856, Grand Isle, Vt., Francis Duel to Mary Gadwood. Gadbois is usually a dit for Vandanaigue. Marcelline's death certificate says b. 8 November 1824, Canada--d. 15 December 1918, Swanton, Vt., age 84 years 1 month 7 days (sic), dau. of Augustin Gadbois and Amelia Benoit. The marriage of her parents is:

Augustin Vandanaigue (Louis Vandanaigue and Theotiste Morisseau)

m. 12 January 1836, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu

Emelie Benoit (Pascal Benoit and Felicite Fenix).

They had two children baptized at St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt., namely: Aglae Gadbois, bap. 4 February 1860(?) and Malvina Gadbois, bap. 5 June 1860/63(?), with godparents Benjamin and Caroline (sic). They were probably Benjamin Dube and Caroline Laforce, his wife. Delia Dewel, b. c. 1857, Vt. Female Dewel, b. 29 May 1857, Grand Isle, Vt. Cf. #2. Martha Dewell, b. 27 June 1858, Grand Isle, Vt. Marcelline Noel, born 29 May 1857, bap. 4 February 1860, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Augustin Gadbois and Emelie Benoit. Mary Wells/Deuell, b. c. 1858, Vt. m. Joe Felton, b. Mass. Marceline Felton, b. c. 1873, Shirley, Mass. 1880 in household of grandparents, North Hero, Vt.m. 27 November 1894, North Hero, Vt., as Marcelline Deuel, Joseph Rock/LaRock, b.c. 1871, Alburgh, Vt., son of Joseph and Mary (Wells/Deuel) Rock/LaRock. Augustin Felton, baptized 24 August 1874, Ste-Helene-de-Bagot, P.Q., Canada, born today of Joseph Felton and Marie Douelle of North Isles, Vermont, U.S. Godparents: Augustin Gadbois, cultivator, and Emelie Benoit, his wife, of this parish. Emilia Maria Anna Noel, baptized 31 January 1860, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt., born 27 June 1858.Godparents: Laurent Noel and Marie Lajeunesse. Emily Wills, born North Hero, Vt., age 18, m. 30 October 1877, North Hero, Vt., Joseph Bushey, age 24, born South Hero, Vt., son of Oliver and Catherine (_____) Bushey/Boucher. Zelia/Celia Wells, b. c. 1863, Canada. Apparently still unmarried in 1910. Rosalie Douel, baptized 23 March 1863, Ste-Helene-de-Bagot, P.Q., Canada. Godparents: Charles [Inkblot] and Oxilie Gadbois. Minnie Wells, b. c. 1865/66, Canada. m. Reuben Dubuque, b. c. 1864. Francois-Xavier Douel, baptized 6 March 1867, Ste-Helene-de-Bagot, born day before yesterday. Godparents: Saul Leblanc, cultivator, and Zoe Messier--buried 14 October 1867, died yesterday, age 7 months, Ste-Helene-de-Bagot, P.Q., Canada. Francis A. Wells, b. 13 November 1874/

c. 1873, North Hero, Vt. m. Angeline _____, b. January 1871, Vt. Mary Filinase Duells, b. 29 December 1879, North Hero, Vt. Rosa E. Dewell, b. 29 January 1880, North Hero, Vt.??

1.1.5 Joseph Dwells/Doile/Noel, b. c. 1836, St. Albans, Vt.--d. 20 March 1889, North Hero, Vt. m. perhaps Marie Soigner/Choiniere. Possibly on the 1860 census, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y. If so, he had sons Joseph Wells, b. c. 1856, and Charles Wells, b. c. 1858, their birthplaces not listed by the census taker.

?? Joseph Doel, son of Joseph Doel and Marie Choignet, baptized 15 July 1856, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt. Godparents: Laurent Doel and Josette CIte [sic].

?? Charles Wells, b. c. 1858. Charles, born 9 January, baptized 2 February 1859, St. Mary's, St. Albans, Vt. Godparents: Joseph Lajeunesse and Marguerite Douelle.

?? Laurent Doile, bap. 1863(?), St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Jean B. Sauvage and Mary Gautier.

?? Juliana Noel, born 22 April 1866, bap. 29 September 1866, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Julien Choiniere and Philomena Noel.

?? Julius Wells, son of Joseph Wells and Mary Sweeney, b. 22 February 1877, Alburgh, Vt. (Vt. VR, Montpelier).

1.1.6?? Philomene Noel/Dohel/Dehoel. b.c. 1839, Vt. m. Julien Choiniere/Julius Sweeney, b. c. 1834/35, Vt. He is possibly on the 1880 census, Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. with a second wife Margaret _____. 1860 census, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y. Julius Sweeney, b. c. 1856, Vt. Sarah Sweeney, b. c. 1858, Vt. Alexandre Choiniere, age 3 years, bap. 29 September 1866, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Godparents Ludovicus Choiniere and Zoe Camaraire. Ludovicus Choiniere, age 15 months, bap. 29 September 1866, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Same godparents. Josephus Choiniere, age 7 months, bap. 29 September 1866, St. Rose de Lima, South Hero, Vt. Same godparents.

1.1.7 Margaret Dual/Duell/Doile, b. c. 1826/39/40--d. 24 March 1903, Burlington, Vt., age 77 years 11 months 5 days. (G.S. says d. ae 64). m. Joseph Young/Lajeunesse. m. 1 September 1855, Church of the Nativity, Swanton, Vt., to Joseph Lagenais, son of Antoine Lagenais and Marie Saintonge.

1860 census, Dickinson, Franklin Co., N.Y. 1870 census, North Hero, Vt.

1.1.8?? Flava Dewell, b. c. 1843, Vt. or Canada. m. before 1861, Charles Burget Carron, b. c. 1833, son of Charles and Lucy (Marney) Carron. Flavy, wife of Chas. B. Carron, d. 27 January 1866, Grand Isle, Vt., age 23 years. 1860 census in household of Antoine and Sarah (Doile/Deuell) Vanndel at Grand Isle, Vt.

1.2 Amable Stern/Stein, son of Jean Stern and Marguerite Grenon, major. m. 15 October 1827, Ste-Genevieve-de-

Berthier, Genevieve Valois, daughter of Jacques Valois and the late Marguerite Boucher. Abraham Wells, b. Canada, d. 6 June 1878, Colchester, Vt., age 70 years 3 months 3 days, son of John Wells and Margaret Valway.

Jennie Wells, age 73, widow, b. Canada, d. 29 November 1878, Colchester, Vt., daughter of Abraham and Margaret Greno (Vt. VR, Montpelier). [I THINK that this death record assigned the husband's parents to his widow, while the wife's maiden name was given as that of the husband's mother.] Cf. #3.

1.2.1 Abram Wells Sr., son of Abram Wells and Jennie Lognay, b. Canada, d. 31 July 1904, Colchester, Vt., age 75 years 1 month 24 days. Baptized 12 December 1828, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, conditionally, Amable, age 5 months, legitimate son of Amable Sterne, day laborer, and Genevieve Valois. The father present. Godfather, Mr. Pierre Paul Desmaray, notary public; Godmother, Mrs. Jovite Porcheron.

Abraham Wells, age 66, b. St. Francis, P.Q., son of Abraham Wells and Julia Valieu, m. (l) as Amable Noel, Leocadie Bedet/Beaudet [or Arpin/Herpin?]; m. (2) 10 June 1897, Milton, Vt., [Congregational ceremony] Angeline (Wood) Gaston, b. Grand Isle, Vt., dau. of Jed Wood/Dubois and _____ Parot.

POSSIBLY the Abraham Wells, age 24, naturalized 23 October 1852, Clinton Co., N.Y. Resided at Peru.

?? Abram Wells Jr., age 31, b. E. Douglas, Mass., son of Abram and Louise (_____) Wells, m. 22 December 1888, Milton, Vt., Amelia Boclair, age 18, b. North Hero, Vt., daughter of Henry and Filinda (King) Boclair. Hattie Wells, age 18, b. Milton, Vt., dau. of Abram and Delia, m. 20 June 1888, Grand Isle, Vt., Julius Sweeney, Jr., age 21, b. Milton, Vt., farmer, son of Julius and Adaline (_____) Sweeney. Leocadie Noel, daughter of Amable Noel and Leocadie Bedet/Bodet/Beaudet, b. 3 May 1856, baptized 11 August 1856, St. Joseph's Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents: Amable Noel and Genevieve Valois. Louis Noel, age 11 years, baptized 17 May 1876, St. John the Baptist, Keeseville, Clinton Co., N.Y. Godparents Pierre Tetrault and Catherine Tetrault. Annie Wells, age 19, of Milton, Vt., dau. Abraham and Cordelia, m. 4 May 1880, Milton, Vt., by a minister, Moses Roe/

Tetreau, age 27, of Milton, b. Colchester, Vt., son of Peter Roe and Betsy [Pierre Tetreau and Elisabeth Lacroix]. Mrs. Anna Rowe, widow, b. 24 April 1861, Winooski, Vt., d. age 69 years 10 months in 1931 at Winooski, Vt., Father Abraham Wells, b. N.H., and mother Delia Harper, b. Canada. Marie Helene Noel, b. 20 July, baptized 14 February 1864, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., of Amable Noel and Leocadie Herpin. Godparents: Pierre Lacroix and Rose Noel.

?? Arthur/Isaac Wells/Noel. m. Catherine Rowe/Tetreault, dau. of Pierre/Peter Tetreau/Rowe and Elisabeth/Betsy Lacroix. Frank Wells, age 26. m. 13 November 1900, Milton, Vt. (Catholic ceremony), Josephine Sweeney, age 19, b. Milton, Vt., dau. of Edward and Saline (Mustany/Mustang) Sweeney.


2. C. D. Wells. m. Flindia, d. 10 March 1879, age 25 years. Buried St. Amadeus Cemetery, Alburgh, Vt.

2.1 Emery Wells, d. 10 March 1879. Buried St. Amadeus Cemetery, Alburgh, Vt.

There is a very early Duel family at Alburgh, Vt. that does not seem to be connected to this French-Canadian Duel/Douelle/Wells/Noel family at all.

3. Abram Dewel, Duel, Deuell.Freeman, Isle la Motte, Vt., 1840. 1840 census, Isle la Motte. 6 children 1840-41. Cf. #1.2.

4. Orin Duel.Freeman 1842, Isle la Motte, Vt.

5. John C. Duel. Freeman 1842, Isle la Motte, Vt.

6. Charles J. Wells, Co. C, 6th Regiment, St. Albans, Vt.

7. Zenas/Enos Wells/Wyman, b. c. 1820/26, Canada. m. 12 February 1859, Grand Isle, Vt., Emilie Lapointe, b. c. 1808, Canada. Amelia Wells, age 66, b. Canada--d. 14 January 1880, Grand Isle, Vt. 1870 census, North Hero, Vt.; 1880 census, Grand Isle, Vt. He m. probably (2) 1882, Orilla (Martell/Bombard) Hendee, age 38, widow of John Hendee.

He may be Dennis Well, 1860 census, Isle la Motte, Vt., age 36, b. Canada, with Milla, 49, b. Canada and children Henry, 13, b. Vt.; Charles, 9, b. Vt. and Hannah, 7, b. Vt.1870 census has son Willis Wells, b. c. 1866, Vt. 1880 census, Grand Isle, Vt., Enos Wells, age 54, is boarder with Frederick Jenette.

7.1 William Wells, b. 12 June 1866, Grand Isle, Vt. (Vt. VR, Montpelier).

8. Michel Duel. 1850 census, Alburgh, Vt.

9. John Duel.1840 census, Alburgh, Vt.

WELLS (originally DUPUIS) Family.

10. Marie Dupuis/Divill/Deuell. m. John Cameron/ Camaraire, b. c. 1857, Vt.

11. Marceline Dupuis/Martha Wells, b. Canada or Vt, c. 1846--d. 1915.m. Peter Troville, b. c. 1842, South Hero, Vt., son of John and Margaret (Domy) Troville.


12. Charles Wells/Dupuis. m. Mary _____/Archange Dupre.

12.1 Aurelie Dupuis of Grand Isle, Vt., b. 1858, Fairfax, Vt.--d. 1918. m. (1) 18 January 1864, St. Joseph's, Burlington, Vt., Damase/Thomas Martell/Martin, son of Basile and Celeste (Rocheleau) Martel; m. (2) as dau. of John Wells, b. Canada, under the anglicized name of Orilla Wells, 21 April 1912, South Hero, Vt., Lewis Troville, son of John and Margaret (Domy) Troville.

??12.2 Child, b. 25 December 1859, Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vt.

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