Wealthy Ann Wells

Female 1794 - 1865  (71 years)


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  • Name Wealthy Ann Wells 
    Born 25 Jan 1794  Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Mar 1865  Buckeye, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3303  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2015 

    Father Edmund Henry Wells,   b. Abt 1771, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1813, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Hepzibah Buell,   b. Abt 1771, of Hebron Township, Tolland, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1819, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1791  Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Cooper,   b. 19 Sep 1791, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1839, Burton, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1 May 1815  Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Henry Cooper,   b. 4 Mar 1816, , Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1901, Winters, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Jane Wells Cooper,   b. 4 Oct 1817, Cambridge, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1896, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Samuel E. Cooper,   b. 17 May 1819, , Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1905, Oregon, Holt, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Mary Ann Cooper,   b. 5 Nov 1821, of, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Wendell Berry Cooper,   b. 21 Jan 1823, of, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Correspondent Marsha Markham per 30 Sep 2002 email offers the following as children of this individual: "I'll have to reopen my files and check what the references are...I know they are valid...much has come down through a family historian but there are also references from some books.
      Here is a listing of Edmund Henry Wells and Hepzibah Buel's children.
      a. Edmund, b. 26 Mar 1792, Cambridge, Washington, NY. wed Jane Cooper (this is my ancestor...just so you know).
      b. Wealthy Ann, b. 25 Jan 1794, Cambridge. m. Samuel Cooper (b. 19 Sep 1791, d. 27 Mar 1839, Burton, Adams, IL). Wealthy d. 23 Mar 1865, Buckeye, Yolo, Ca.
      c. James...occupation was a shoemaker. He died at Harmony, Chautauqua, NY. He was wed to Clorinda Griffin.
      d. Priscilla, d. at Busti, Chautauqua, NY...wed to a Mr. Dickinson.
      e. Elizabeth, d. Chautauqua, NY...wed to Lewis Berry.
      f. Sidney, d. in Ca...wed to Sylvia FairChild (d/o James FairChild.) 2nd wife was Hannah Morrison
      g. Solomon, b. 18 Sep 1811, Cambridge, Washington, NY. d. Quincey, IL...wed to Mary Ann Dunlap (d/o Rev. James Dunlap)
      h. Harriet, d. Harmony, Chautauqua, NY. Was wed to a Mr. Slayton.

      2. Correspondent Marsha Markham per 5 Oct 2002 email says: "Welthy Ann (Edmund's sister married Samuel Cooper, son of John of Eagle Bridge (on Hoosic River), White Creek, NY." She references the book "New York Scotch-Irish Cooper and Allied Families' Histories" by Russ Cooper, 1755 Derbyshire Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

      3. FHL book 929.273 W462C "History and Genealogy of the Wells Family," compiled by John L. Cobb, 1999, supplementing "The History and Genealogy of the Wells Family" by Philip L. Cobb, 1897. Pp. 71-72, references given as: I.G.I. NY state: Wells, as of Apr 1988 and Mar 1992, CT: Wells et al.: 'Cem. Inscrip. from Cambridge, NY,' copied by P.L. and L.B. cobb 1913; Wash Co., NY deeds: CC: 13, 30 Aug. 1830, rec. 31 Aug 1831; Asa Fitch's Notes for a Wash Co., NY Hist.: re Wells: 839; Administration: Edmund Henry Wells of Cambridge, NY: 2 Jan 1815, by wid. Hepzibah: 2: 67; 'American Genealogist'; vol. 46, July 1970: 181-2: 'The Wells Fam. of Hebron, CT, and Cambridge, NY' by John G. Hunt, 821 No. Jackson St., Arlington, VA 22201 (Capt. Wm. C. Ball, USN (ret.) of Anaheim, CA. Text:
      "Edmund Henry Wells, son of Edmund and Welthia Ann (Goodrich) W. of Cambridge, NY, born about 1770, probably in Hebron, CT; he married (1791), to Hepzipah Buel, daughter of Ichabod and Hepzibah (Dewey) B. of Hebron, CT, born about 1771, she received into communion of the Prot. Presby. Church of Cambridge, NY, 17 Oct. 1809; family resided in Cambridge, NY, where he died 2 Apr 1813 in 42nd year, of 'spotted fever' or 'the epidemic'; she died 15 Dec 1819 in 48th year, and both buried in the cemetery on the Turnpike, south of the village of Cambridge, Wash. Co., NY. Children all born Cambridge, Wash. Co, NY, order undetermined [9 children listed but I only list Wendell's mother - see parents for full quotation]:
      Wealthy Ann, b. 25 Jan 1794, bapt. 13 Apr 1794 Prot. Presby Church, Cambridge, rec'd into comm. there ___ 1813 by Rev. John Dunlap; she m. 1 May 1815 at Cambridge, to Samuel Cooper, s. of John and ___C. of Eagle Bridge (on Hoosic River), White Cr., NY; b. ___; fam. rem. with brother Edmund W. to Chautaugua Co., NY and later, 1848, Burton (E. of Quincy), Adams Co., IL, where he died of fever. Several children Cooper: W.B., b. ___; in 1847 at Saltillo, Mexico, having enl. 1846 in Adams Co., IL (letter: 1847 to Uncle James about Texas and Mexico)."

      4. TAG 46:180-183: "The Wells (Welles) Family of Hebron, CT. and Cambridge, N.Y.," by John G. Hunt:
      "...Edmund Henry4 Wells, born about 1771, died at Cambridge, N.Y., "of the spotted fever" in 1813; by his wife, who was also his kinswoman, Hepzibah (daughter of that Ichabod Buell named at p. 131 of cited Bradford Genealogy), he left these Wells Children:
      i. Edmund5, b. Ca. 1791, Cambridge, N.Y.; living 1850 at Harmony, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; had issue.
      ii. Wealthy, m. John Cooper and was living 1848 at Burton, Ill. Their son, W. B. Cooper, was in 1847 at Saltillo, Mexico, having been enlisted in Adams County, Ill., in the preceding year. He gives his impressions of Texas and part of Mexico in a letter dated in 1847, addressed to his uncle, James5 Wells, whose descendant, Capt. William C. Ball, USN (ret.), of Anaheim, Call has made the information available.
      iii. James, in 1850 of Harmony, N.Y.; had issue.
      iv. Priscilla, m. ___ Dickinson of Busti, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; had issue.
      v. Elizabeth, m. Ransom Curtis of Busti; had issue
      vi. Sidney, d. in California, leaving two sons in Albany, N.Y.
      vii. Solomon, d. at Quincy, Ill., leaving issue.
      viii. Harriet, m. William Slayton of Harmony; issue."

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Performed by Rev. Dunlapp. [Note: brother Solomon married a Dunlap, dau. of a Rev. Dunlap.]

      BURIAL:
      1. Per tombstone list on file prepared by Brett T. Dunham, Manager of the Winters Cemetery District, 415 Cemetery Drive, P.O. Box 402, Winters, CA, 95694, phone 530-795-2475, email wcd415@sbcglobal.net. The following are buried in:
      Sect. 6, Lot 118, Cooper Plot, all surnamed Cooper:
      -Anna M., Dec 9, 1820-Dec 16, 1891, wife of H. Cooper.
      -Baby ?. Broken marker looks like -July 4, 1858? age 2 y 20 da.
      -Charles C., 1860-June 11, 1943.
      -Egbert H., -Jan 26, 1875, age 17-10-16, son of H. and A.M.
      -Eula D., Jan 26, 1875-Feb 7, 1959.
      -George Day, Oct 11, 1862-Nov 12 1958.
      -Henry, Mar 4, 1816-Dec 7, 1901.
      -Ida May, Oct 28, 1888 age 22-1-27, wife G.D. Cooper.
      -Mary, 1863-Aug 23 1938.
      -Wealthya, Mar 23, 1865 age 71y.

      2. Per photos of tombstone inscriptions provided to me by Rea Jenkins 19 Jan 2011:
      -"Eula D. Cooper, Jan. 26, 1875 - Feb. 7, 1959."
      -"John F. Baker, Died Feb. 28, 1890, aged 49 yrs. 7 mos. 8 ds. Native of Mass. Susan Jane, wife of J.F. Baker, died Feb. 14, 1903, aged 55 yrs., 11 mos. 8 days. Native of Illinois. At Rest." [Tombstone clearly gives John's death as 28 Feb, which then makes his birth date 20 Jul 1840, both of which are at variance to what dates I have been using.]
      -Military tombstone: "William Elmer Baker, California, ___ Am. Service, August 30, 1932."
      -"George D. Cooper, Oct. 11, 1862-Nov. 12, 1958."
      -"Ida May, Wife of G.D. Cooper died Oct. 28, 1888, aged 22 Yrs. 1 Mo. 27 Ds. [Includes a poem that is illegible in photo.]"
      -"Mary Cooper, 1863-1938." [Wife of Charles C. Cooper.]
      -"Egbert H. Son of H. & A.M. Cooper, died Jan 26, 1869. Aged 18? ys 10 ms. 16 ds." [This gives a different birth date of 10 Mar 1851 compared to what we have used of 16 Oct 1851.]
      -"Charles C. Cooper, 1860-1943."
      -"In memory of Wealthy A. Cooper who died March 23, 1865, aged 71 years. [Includes photo of illegible poem.]"
      -"Ann M. wife of H. Cooper born Dec. 9, 1820, died Dec. 16, 1891."
      -"Henry Cooper, born, Mar. 4, 1816, died Dec. 7, 1901."
      -Unmarked stone by Ann and Henry with some design by no words that I can make out in the photo.
      -"Lottie E. daughter of J.H. & L.E. Wilgus, born March 12, 1878, died August 23, 1878."
      -"Veva Bell daughter of E.E. & S.B. Wilgus, June 21, 1902 - July 16, 1912. [Poem]."
      -"Wilgus, Edward, b. Dec. 21, 1871, d. May 20, 1943; Susie B. Sept. 24, 1870-Feb. 20, 1947."
      -"Luella E. Wilgus, Feb. 7, 1849-Jan. 24, 1928."
      -"John H. Wilgus, Mar. 28, 1844 - Feb. 15, 1918"

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. The Book: "The Ebenezer Hanks Story," p. 131, author Kerry William Bate; 1982; Address: Kerry Bate, 543 East 600 South, SLC, UT, 84 102.

      ACTION:
      1. Find and review "New York Scotch-Irish Cooper and Allied Families' Histories" by Russ Cooper, 1755 Derbyshire Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106. Look for parentage of Samuel Cooper.