Brickwall Burrell Wells, b. abt 1751, poss. Amelia Co., Va.

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Hola, Primos!

Have a brick wall here. Burrell Wells, born abvout 1751, possibly in Amelia County, Virginia (no source), died in Lincoln County, NC, USA, on 9 December 1827. He is buried at the Wells Cemetery in Gaston County, NC. The cemetery is misnamed on the Findagrave website as the Abee Cemetery.

I have not completed the profile yet: marriage to my ancestress Susannah Featherstone and a later marriage after her death, plus children. I'm just doing the direct line right now. I've included all the Family Search sources I could find, but I believe I remember hearing of a will and/or estate sale records. He died too early to apply for a Rev. War pension (if he served).

If Burrell was born in Amelia County, does anyone know of recourses there that would prove his parentage? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

WikiTree profile: Burrell Wells
in Genealogy Help by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith
I have Burwells in some of the trees I research - a research librarian (in Leesburg, I think it was, at the Thomas Balch Library) told me it was pronounced Burl. So Burrell & Burwell could both be variations of the name.

See this page for Amelia County resources (please feel free to add any you have):

I know I am coming to this party late but maybe I can shed some light on this.

I have a Burwell Wells b. 1751 in Amelia County, VA and Died 1827 in Lincoln County, NC. In my tree he is the son of William Wells b. 20 Oct. 1728 in Dinwiddie County, VA and  d. 10 Jul 1825 in Chesterfield, Co. VA.

All Wells' in this line have test YDNA positive for E-V13 and are grouped as W-023 in the FTDNA Wells Project.

Hope this helps.
Yes, Burl is the way my father pronounced his name.

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Not sure if this will help or hurt.   But, there are marriages shown that indicate that this might be his wife.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Featherston-154

What is interesting is that she has a brother named Burrell....I wonder if it is a mother's maiden name back a few generations?
by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (707k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Robin! I think you’re right. I’m going to do some digging and will let you know. THANKS!!!
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I have Wells in Prince Edward County VA, also connect to a current day surname Wells, of same line. I don't have a definite connection to your Burrell, but the time frame fits. WE have decent Amelia records in VA.

Sherrie
by Sherrie Mitchell G2G6 Mach 3 (31.1k points)
Thanks, Sherrie. I’m in the hunt!
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You have to read all the pages 

"North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH6X-YL4 : 12 March 2018), Burrell Wells, 1828; citing Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,320,636.

"North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH6X-YLH : 12 March 2018), Burrell (Jr) Wells, 1828; citing Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, State Archives, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 2,320,636.

by Paula J G2G6 Pilot (249k points)
Excellent, Paula. Just what I needed!! Much appreciated!!!
Glad I could help!!

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