Benjamin Wells[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1792 - 1878  (86 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Benjamin Wells 
    Born 29 Mar 1792  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 19 Aug 1845  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Endowed (LDS) 24 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 11, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Died 18 Aug 1878  Visalia, Tulare, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28157  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father John Wells 
    Mother Sarah Park 
    Sealed P (LDS) 23 Jun 1989  PROVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Hamilwright,   b. 15 Apr 1802, Pitts, Tioga, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1874, Visalia, Tulare, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1824 
    Sealed S (LDS) 27 Jan 1846 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Ann Wells,   b. 4 Feb 1825, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1890  (Age 65 years)
     2. John Wells,   b. 4 Jan 1827, , Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eunice Shoddy 
    Sealed S (LDS) 16 Mar 1960 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wells,   b. 18 Aug 1821, Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1892, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F17235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptized (LDS) - 19 Aug 1845 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 11, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Kimball 1ST: Block 5, Lot 44, S/2, NW
      Barnett: Block 4, Lot 1 AND Lot 2
      Barnett: Block 5, Lot 1 AND Lot 2
      Barnett: Block 6, Lot 3

      NAUVOO RECORD:
      70's Record, p 806
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 353
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 45. pp 655 - 658
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 45, p. 323-324
      Early Mormon Records, Vol 1, p 90

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      Nauvoo data bank, 2 pp
      Kirtland Members: Zion's Camp Members, p 75

      BIRTH PLACE VARIANT: , Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA


      COMMENT: Worked on Kirtland Temple

      Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes I & II by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "Priesthood: Bishop,24 July 1846, V. 1 p. 4"

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] LDS - Seventies: Early Seventies, Black, Harvey Bischoff, Compiler and Editor, , p 806.

    2. [S185] Book - Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zion's Camp, 1830-1839; vital stats and sources, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982), Members: Zion's Camp Members, p 75.

    3. [S22] LDS - Early Mormon Records, , Vol 1, p 90.

    4. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 45. pp 655 - 658.

    5. [S71] Database - Nauvoo Databank, , 2 pp.

    6. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), , p 353.

    7. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    8. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

    9. [S10] Periodical - The Nauvoo Journal, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1989-1999), Miller/Cooley Company, 1853.

    10. [S492] Internet Link - "A Room of Round Logs with a Dirt Roof: Ute Perkins' Stewardship to Look after Mormon Battalion Families, Eugene H. Perkins and Waldo C. Perkins, (Mormon Historical Studies, Vol 1, No. 1, Spring 2000).

    11. [S28350] .

    12. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    13. [S3] LDS - Iowa Branches Members Index 1829 - 1859, Volumes I and II, Watt, Ronald G., (Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991,).

    14. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.