Capt Jonathan WELLS

Capt Jonathan WELLS

Male 1659 - 1739  (80 years)

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  • Name Jonathan WELLS  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 1659  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence Deerfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 03 Jan 1738/9  Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • Jonathan was with his brother Thomas in the Falls Fight, and is known as the "Boy Hero" of that affair.
      Came with Thomas to Deerfield.
      Succeeded Thomas as chief military officer.
      Was in command February 29, 1704.
      First Justice of the Peace and was the leading man in town for many years.
    Person ID I60247  Main Tree
    Last Modified 21 May 2021 

    Father Thomas WELLS, II,   b. Abt 1628, Evesham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1675, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary BEARDSLEY,   b. Bef 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1691, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married May 1651  Hartford, Hartford Co., Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Family ID F04814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hepzibah COLTON,   b. 7 Jan 1657, Longmeadow, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1697, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 03 Dec 1682  Springfield, Hampton Co., Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Married 13 Dec 1682  [5
    Children 
     1. Jonathan WELLS,   b. 1684,   d. Abt 1735  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F04820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah STRONG,   b. 4 Mar 1656, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1733, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachussetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1698  Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. David WELLS,   b. 31 Jan 1700,   d. 1700  [Birth]
    Family ID F04821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Deerfield, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1698 - Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Jan 1738/9 - Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Capt. Jonathan Wells Headstone
    Capt. Jonathan Wells Headstone
    Jonathan, son of Thomas Wells and Mary Beardsley, is the husband of (1) Hepzibah Colton and (2) Sarah Strong. He is buried in the Old Deerfield Burying Ground in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.

    maintained by: Kevin Avery
    Originally Created by: Donna Carvey
    photo added by: Adrienne Boudreau

  • Sources 
    1. [S02472] Import Wells File by Mary James on October 4, 2000.

    2. [S02470] Import file R. Dietz on October 4, 2000.

    3. [S02753] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1890, Vol. CLXXIV April.

    4. [S00086] "The Descendants of William Beardsley and Mary Harvey" Complied by Ellwood Count Curtis.

    5. [S02364] Genealogies of Hadley Families, Lucius M. Boltwood.

    6. [S02433] History of the Town of Goshen, CT by Rev. A. G. Hibbard.

    7. [S02434] History of the Welles Family in England and Normandy, Albert Wells, (Name: Name: 1876;;).

    8. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    9. [S02706] New England Ancestors: Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collection.