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Lucy (Lamb) Wells (1765 - 1838)

Lucy Wells formerly Lamb
Born in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and
Wife of — married 18 Dec 1788 in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 73 in Newbury, Orange County, Vermontmap
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Biography

Lucy was born in Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 3 July 1765, the daughter of Abijah Lamb and Betty Wheelock.[1] She married in Charlton, 18 December 1788, Abel Wells.[2]

Lucy is referred to as Lucy Wells in her father's will.[3]

In a Worcester County, Massachusetts, deed dated 15 Oct 1804, she was called Lucy Wells, wife of Abel Wells, of Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont. In this deed, she and her siblings, all children of Abijah and Betty (Wheelock) Lamb, sold property that Betty Wheelock had inherited from her father, David Wheelock.[4]

She lived in Peacham for about a decade,[5] before moving to Newbury, Orange County, Vermont where she and her husband remained for the rest of their lives.[6][7] She died 1 Sep 1838 in Newbury.[8]

Sources

  1. Vital records of Charlton, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849 (Worcester, Mass.: F. P. Rice, 1905), p. 60; online at Archive.org (https://archive.org/details/vitalrecordsofch00charl/page/60/mode/2up : 24 July 2022).
  2. Vital records of Charlton, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, p. 176; online at Archive.org, accessed 24 July 2022.
  3. Worcester County, Massachusetts, probate case 35976, here at FamilySearch.org
  4. Worcester County deeds 160:43, Reuben Lamb et. al to Aaron Wheelock.
  5. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:2:1TF4-5KK : accessed 24 July 2022), Household of Abel Wells, Peacham, Caledonia, Vermont, United States; citing p. 357, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 64; FHL microfilm 218,668.
  6. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:2:1TNM-2SC : accessed 24 July 2022), Household of Abell Wells, Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States; citing p. , NARA microfilm publication , (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll ; FHL microfilm 281,248.
  7. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:2:1TVB-QH1 : 20 February 2021), Household of Abel Wells, Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States; citing 63, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 185; FHL microfilm 27,451.
  8. "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V89C-1WR : accessed 23 July 2022), Lucy Wells death; citing Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, Vermont; FHL film 27724.

Other Sources

  • Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850




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