I was looking over my misc notes on James & Catherine, or I should say the two James & Catherines I found on the 1850c that COULD be my Stephen Nelson Wells' parents. I looked at every James Wells that Ancestry had databased that was within a reasonable age (some not so reasonable) to be his father. Then I looked to see if the James was married to a Catherine - there were two possible (THAT I FOUND - there may be others).
Anyway, I decided to post the info I have on this forum in hopes that someone might see a connection to their line or remember some info that might help! YOU MIGHT NEED A SCORE CARD - and even then not know the final tally! But still, input is welcome!
This is what I have on the two couples:
JAMES & CATHERINE of NY[Greene Co.]>OH>MI (MY STEPHEN"S CENSUS INFO INTERLACED WITH THIS JAMES & CATHERINE)
??1830 Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY - R110/P191 - James Wells - 1 male under 5Ys; 1 male 20-29Ys; 1 female 20-29Ys; and 1 female 60-69Ys. NOTE: Greene Co. is near Ulster Co. The male and female 20-29Ys are about the correct age for the OH James & Catherine. The child could be the unidentified male on their 1840c. OF the two Coxsackie Twp. James Wellsâ€™ Iâ€™d favor this one - still, nothing is proven. ALSO NOTE: These two James Wells are the only two that surround
Ulster Co., whose age works with the OH James & Catherine.
??1830 Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY - R110/P198 - James Wells - 2 males under 5Ys; 1 male 20-29Ys; and 1 female 20-29Ys. NOTE: Followed by William Wells. Greene Co. is near Ulster Co. The male and female 20-29Ys are about the correct age for the OH James & Catherine. One or the child could be the unidentified male on their 1840c; the other would still be a mystery.
??1834-38 bet. - James of NY/OH MOVE - from NY to OH - based on childrenâ€™s birth location.
??1840 Troy, Geauga Co., OH - R395/P102 - James Wells - 1 male under 5Ys [Alvah]; 2 males 5-10Ys [Stephen & ??]; 1 male 40-50Ys [James]; 1 female 5-10Ys [Mary]; and 1 female 30-40Ys [Catharine]. NOTE: There are many James Wells in OH - I assume this one because of the county.
??1850 Sep 19 - Troy, Geauga Co., OH - M432/R682/P144 - James Wells age 49, b. NY; Catharine age 43 (abt 1807), b. NY; Alhah [Abbah per Ancestry] age 13, b. OH; Stephen age 8 [b. abt 1842 - could this be a grdsn or nephew?], b. OH; and Nancy Barr age 16, b. OH. NOTE: Could Nelson be on his own by this time? Also note that tge Stephen listed on this census is prob. the Stephn V. that was buried at Coon Cemtery 4 Ys later.
??1850 Sep 21 - Russell, Geauga Co., OH - M432/R682/P108 - Nelson Wells age 41, b. NY, Occ: farmer; Mary age 42, b. MA; and Warren Leo/Seo age 28, b. NY, Occ: Sawyer. NOTE: Could be bro to James? - Too old to be my Nelson.
??1854 Apr 9 - DEATH - â€œStephen V., son of J. & C. WELLS, died April 9, 1854, Aged 13 years.â€ - per Erin Proctor Rootsweb Message Board posting 5 Jan 2006 Buried at Coon Island Cemetery in Rock Co., WI NOTE: buried next to the infant dau of N & SC [Nelson & Sarah Catherine?].
1855 Mar 15/25 - MARRIAGE - Nelson Wells of Magnolia, WI (a carpenter) married Sarah Catharine Greatsinger in Rock Co., WI. Note: Jamesâ€™ parentâ€™s: James & Catherine Wells; Catherineâ€™s parents: John and Eliza Greatsinger. - per Actual Rock Co., WI Marriage Record
??1855 WI State Territorial Census - Oak Grove, Dodge Co., WI - Pg11 - Stephen Wells - per Ancestry.com (Poss. my Stephen Nelson? Or the Stephn Wells of the 1870 Dodge Co. census?)
??1855 - WI State Census - Magnolia, Rock Co., WI - James Wells - per WI Censuses, 1820-90 - per Ancestry.com (also two James Wellsâ€™ in Fond du Lac Co. & on in Monroe Co., WI - but this is the most likely James to be the one - based on location)
1860 Jul 10 - Greenwood, Bad Ax (Crawford) Co., WI - M653/R1399/P250 - Nelson Wells age 26, b. NY; Catharine (Wife) age 22, b. PA; and Stephen age 2, b. WI.
??1860 Jul 24 - Magnolia, Rock Co., WI - M653/R1430/P457 - James Wells age 60, b. NY, Occ: Farmer; Catharine age 51 (abt. 1809), b. NY; Alvah [male - Alvh per ancestry] age 22, b. NY; and Mary age 27, b. NY. NOTE: Mary could be dau.
??1870 Jul 13 - Oak Grove, Dodge Co., WI - M593/R1711/P409 - Stephen Wells age 65 (abt 1805), b. NY; and Mary age 57, b. Can. NOTE: Could this be a father or uncle to our Stephen Nelson - husband of Sarah Catherine. Our Stephen Nelson and family were living in Richland Co. in 1870 per the census. Dodge and Richland Counties are divided by 3 other counties.
??1870 Jun 18 - Magnolia, Rock Co., WI - M593/R1736/P351 - James Wells age 68, b. NY; Emma age 58, b. NY; Lewis Dilree? age 17, b. MI; and Katy age 15, b. MI.
1870 Aug 1 - Orion, Richland Co., WI - M593/R1734/P670 - Nelson Wells age 36, b. NY, Occ: Farming; Sarah C. age 32, b. PA; Steven G. age 12, b. WI; Elvira age 8, b. WI; and Alma C. age 6, b. WI.
??1880 Jun 15 - Magnolia, Rock Co., WI - T9/R1444/P311D - James Barton age 72, b. NY, Occ: farmer; Helen (wife) age 36, b. NY; John E. Eastman (step-son) age 12, b. WI; and Ida M. Barton age 8, b. WI. Listed further down the page: Wallace Eastman age 47, b. NY; Ann E. age 40, b. NY; and Andrew Barton (boarder) age 26, b. NY, Occ: farmer. NOTE: Same pg as John & Anna Greatsinger.
??1880 Jun 17 - Brodhead, Green Co., WI - T9/R1428/P76C - James M. Wells age 68, b. NY, Occ: Carpenter & ??; and Sarah C. age 50, b. IRE. NOTE: Age off - but who knows??
1880 Jun 17/18 - Jackson, Osborne Co., KS - T9/R392/P223D - Nelson Wells age 47, b. NY, both parents b. NY; Sarah C. age 44, b. NY; Stephen age 22, b. WI; Alvira age 19, b. WI; and Viola age 9, b. WI.
JAMES & CATHERINE of NY [Ulster Co.] ONLY:
??1824 Dec 16 - MARRIAGE - James Wells and Catharine Van Keuren. Residences: Kingston. - per Baptismal and Marriage Registers Old Dutch Church Kingston, Ulster Co. NY for 100 yrs. 1810 - 1909 - via Rootsweb.com, Ulster Co., NY Message Board posted by Wayne Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org
) 7 Aug 2005 (in response to my posting of the day before).
1830 Kingston, Ulster Co., NY - R106/P59 - James Wells - 1 male 15-19Ys; 1 male 30-39Y (bet 1791-1800); 1 female 10-14Ys; and 1 female 40-49 Ys (bet 1781-1790). NOTE: This James Wellsâ€™ age and his wifes match the NY James & Catherineâ€™s ages.
??1850 Oct 8 - Kingston, Ulster Co., NY - M432/R607/P16 - James Wells age 58 (abt 1792), b. NY; Catharine age 62 (abt 1788), b. NY. NOTE: In what appears to be a boarding house situation. This couple is interesting in that the Greatsingerâ€™s are also from this area. Also, a Tappin, and Hasbrook family (Hasbrook spelled Hasbrouck in 1860 - same pg of census as James ).
??1860 Jun 19 - Kingston, Ulster Co., NY - M653/R870/P32(527) - James Wells age 68, b. RI, Occ: Cabinet Maker; and Catherine age 17, b. NY.
PROBATE RECORDS - Ulster Co., NY:
WELLS, CATHERINE - Residence: KINGSTON - NY-Co.#:56-Vol#:S-Pg#:788
WELLS, JAMES - Residence: KINGSTON - NY-Co.,#:56-Vol#:S-Pg#:762
- Ulster County, New York Will Testators - via http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/nyulster06.htm
As I said quite a few details - no real connection identified. I know Rock Co. researchers are a dedicated and give group - I hope this rings a bell for one of you.