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Cadwalader Wells

Male 1816 - 1889


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  • Name  Cadwalader Wells  [1
    Born  15 May 1816  Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Mar 1889  Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Short Creek Burying Ground, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I716  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2012 

    Father  Levi Wells, Jr.,   b. 1784, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1860, Saint Clairesville, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eleanor Clemens,   b. Abt 1792, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1864, Saint Clairesville, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1812 
    Family ID  F287  Group Sheet

    Family  Mariah H. Williams,   b. 15 Aug 1814, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1881 
    Married  8 Mar 1838  Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth A. Wells,   b. Abt 1844, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maria Casander Wells,   b. 18 Oct 1845, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1907, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Mitchell Wells,   b. 28 Apr 1849, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph L. Wells,   b. 6 Sep 1852, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1927, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  17 Sep 1999 
    Family ID  F278  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1838 - Mount Pleasant, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Mar 1889 - Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Short Creek Burying Ground, Jefferson, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lived in Martins Ferry, Ohio
    • (Research):From theCounty and Family Histories: OH, 1780-1970
      Belmont, Jefferson Counties, Chapter XXI, Page 294

      In 1853 James and Cadwallader Wells commenced the manufacture of agriculture implements, and finding some dificulty in procuring the necessary castings, or thinking that the possesion of a foundry gave their rivals an advantage over them, established a second foundry in the village. In 1857 Henry Wells succeeded them. He took in a partner, after carrying on the business five years, his brother Alexander, and together they embarked in the manufacture of stoves and castings of all kinds, under the title of the Buckeye foundry. The increase of trade compelled them to extend their facilities, and from a room 30x40, in which they had done their castings, they enlarged it to 60x120 feet, where they continued doing an extensive business until 1873, when Spence, Baggs & Co. became their successors, and who are at present carrying on a sucessful trade.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] County and Family Histories:OH, Page 294 (Reliability: 3).