Bible Records of Stratford, Connecticut

Bible Records of Stratford,
Fairfield County, Connecticut

Bible Record of Thomas Wells of Stratford

Thomas Wells of Stratford, father of Thomas Wells of New Milford, born August 1st, 1718.
Sarah Laborce (most show this as Laborie), born May 4th, 1721
They were joined in marriage in the year 1742
She departed this life June 28th, 1763. They had issue: Thomas Wells of Stratford, departed this life September 23rd, 1791

Bathsheba Thompson departed this life February 12th, 1814, aged 69 years and 4 months.

James Wells, departed this life, August 2nd, 1825, 73 years and one month.

Thomas Wells departed this life February 1st, 1826, aged 73 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Anna Wells departed this ilfe January 1st, 1840, aged 88 years, 8 months and 21 days.

Lois Wells departed this life December 22nd, 1857, aged 71 years, 9 months and 9 days.

Thomas Wells, born March 28th, 1752.

Anna Grant, late relict of Amos Northrop, deceased, was born September 11th 1751.

Thomas Wells and Anna Grant, alias Northrop, were joined in marriage by the Rev. Nath. Taylor January 11th, 1780
They had issue:

Anna Bostwick, died June 6th, 1848, aged 67 years, 5 months, 17 days.

Lois Wells died december 22nd, 1857, aged 71 years, 9 months, 19 days

Thomas Wells died July 16th, 1860, aged 70 years, 1 month and 14 days.

Polly Bull died September 27th, 1877, aged 93 years, 6 months and 11 days.

Bible record taken from a bible published in Edinburgh by the assigns of Alexander Kincaid, His Majesty's Printer MDCCLXXXV (1785)
Currently in the possession of the New Milford Historical Society of New Milford, CT
Provided by Barbara Mathews - Lexington, MA

Family Record of Elias Wells, Jr. of Stratford, Conn.


Thomas Wells my grandfather was born Aug 20th 17181 and had five children viz. Elias Welsl my Father was born Nov. 30th 1756 and had six children viz. Elias Wells the writer of this was born Oct. 19th 1783 and had six children viz. Maria Wells my wife was born Dec. 12th 1792

Lewis Wheeler Wells my son has children as follows viz.

Emily Curtis my Daughter has children as follows viz. Florence Augusta Pietsch my grand Daughter has children as follows Seymour Wells my son has children as follows viz. Lewis Gray Wells my grandson has children as follows


Thomas Wells by grandfather Died Sept. 23d 1781 aged 72 years

Elias Wells my Father died January 19th 1826 aged 69 years

Sally Rachel my sister died June 11th 1825 aged 38 years

Peninah Wells my Mother Died July 25th 1833 aged 77 years

Albert Wells my son Died Aug. 24th 1825 aged 1 year 2 months

thomas Wells my son died Mar 19th 1832 aged 4 years 9 mo. & 11 days

Maria Wells my wife died Jan. 12th 1872 aged 79 years 1 month

Lewis W. Wells Died Nov. 9th 1879

Elias Wells died April 3d 1857 aged 95 years 5 mo. & 13 days

Carrie May daughter of my son Seymour died Jan. 21st 1860 aged 3 yrs. 4 mo. & 5 das.

Ellen P. Jelliffe died July 15 - 1889

Frank Jelliffe died March 14 - 1887

John E. Wells died Dec. 3d 1890

Mary M. Wells daughter of Silas & Marie Crutis & wife of Seymour Wells died July 29th 1904 aged 72 years 10 months & 15 days

Seymour Wells son of Elias Wells 2nd & Maria Patterson died June 15 1918 = 88 yrs.


Lewis Wheeler Wells my Son was married to Affa Mariea Gray Sept. 3d 1840

Emily Wells my Daughter was married to Orville Curtis July 3d 1849

Seymour Wells my Son was married to Mary M. Curtis Feb. 22d 1849

Lewis Gray Wells my grandson was married to Mary Ellen Wetmore April 14th 1866

Florence Augusta Wells my grand Daughter was married to Charles Francis Piestch June 14th 1866

Emma Louise Curtis my grand Daughter was married to Alfred Augustus Blakeman Jan. 1st 1872

Bible last known in the possession of Seymour Wells, Jr. of Paradise Green, Startford, Conn. Date unknown.
At the top of the last page is the notation "Elias Wells Book 1840 and Seymour Wells 1888

Provided by Barbara Mathews - Lexington, MA
1Note differences between dates from the Thomas Wells bible and the Elias Wells Family Record.

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