Historic Connecticut “Bonnet Maker” Sophia (Woodhouse) Welles (1799 - 1883); Died Valentines Day!

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Sophia (Woodhouse) Welles “Bonnet Maker” was born December 3, 1799 (most likely Connecticut needs source help) and died Valentines Day February 14, 1883 in Connecticut (need exact town of death source help needed) at the age of 83. She married Mr. Gurdon Welles November 9, 1820 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Sophia is buried in historic Wethersfield Village Cemetery. I was able to add her gravestone photos I took. See F.A.G. Link

I need help adding her children and updating profile with sources. (Needs children list) so far we have found 7 children unknown if there was more?

Per The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice ... Mr. Gordon Welles and Sophia Woodhouse had 10 children

How did her son Frederic Eugene Welles die at age 14 on April 24, 1858?

Per 1850 Census shows a 14 year old Cornelius Welles; maybe another son?

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WikiTree profile: Sophia Welles
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Other children
Connecticut Births
: Jane Wells
: Birth 21 Jan 1823  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
: Father Gurdon Welles Mother: Sophia    <ref>"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7WS-D4C : 7 January 2020), Jane Wells, 1823. </ref>

Connecticut Births
: John Chester Wells
: Birth 18 Feb 1830  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
: Father Gurdon Welles Mother: Sophia  <ref>"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74Z-L77 : 7 January 2020), John Chester Wells, 1830. </ref>

Wisconsin, County Marriages
: John Chester Welles
: White Male Birth Wethersfield Conn
: Father Gurton Welles Mother Sophia Welles
: Marriage 23 Jun 1858  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
: Spouse Charlotte Manchester Arnold
: White Female
: Father John Arnold Mother Jane C Arnold
: Note West Bapt Church; Residence: Milwaukee City; Occ: Gun Manufacturer
: Certificate Number  V1 P336  Record Number 99  <ref>"Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZ31-766 : 26 May 2020), John Chester Welles and Charlotte Manchester Arnold, 23 Jun 1858; citing Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; FHL microfilm 1,013,959.  </ref>

Connecticut Births
: Gurdon Cornelius Wells
: Birth 10 Dec 1835  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
: Father Gurdon Welles Mother: Sophia  <ref>"Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74Z-L45 : 7 January 2020), Gurdon Cornelius Wells, 1835. </ref>
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
Thank you

These would be the 3 missing to make a totally of 10 children born to this union
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Connecticut Marriages
: Sylvester May
: Marriage 18 Jul 1844  New Haven, Connecticut
: Spouse Jane Welles   Source: "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7GT-WM4 : 11 January 2020), Jane Welles in entry for Sylvester May, 1844.

Connecticut Deaths and Burials
: Jane May
: Death 13 Feb 1860   Connecticut Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7D2-4XM : 16 January 2020), Jane May, 1860.

Burial
: Jane Welles May
: Burial Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
: Death 13 Feb 1860
: Birth 21 Jan 1823   Source: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLF-MQWK : 18 June 2020), Jane Welles May, ; Burial, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America, Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 96022994, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Gurdon C. Wells  Death: 10 October 1900 Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1D-FT81 : 15 December 2015), Gordon Welles, 1900; Burial, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America, Lakeview Cemetery; citing record ID 140525318, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
Thank you Chris

Big help!

I’ve added the cemetery categories and updated the profiles best I could.

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