I do not know if the following information will help, but I too am looking for info on John Wells - here's what I have so far...
I'm John Jacob Wells Jr, my grandfather was Jacob Edward Wells of Palmyra, PA. My father John Sr., handed down to me a civil war medal and it reads - John Wells, Co I, 20th Mass., Vol. This is what I found so far but I need more help to go forward and/or back with this research (I'm new at all this too) anyway this is what I have so far - John Wells of Boston, MA., Occupation: moulder. In 1862 at the age of 23, he enlisted in the 20th Mass., Co I, at the rank of Private. His term of service ended in 1864.
I have more information being sent to me this week - I'll try to post it as soon as possible, but you or anyone else can write me directly email@example.com
I am also interested in finding out about my indian history - my Gradfather Jacob was married to Mary Rodkey whos mother was full indian - either Cherokee or Chippawa.
Anyone can jump in and help – I would truly appreciate it – thanks…!