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George Wells

WELLS, ROBERTS, NICKERSON, UNDERWOOD

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/13/2011 at 13:33:47

GEORGE WELLS. Great honor is due to the sturdy pioneers who left their homes in the east and hewed out a path in the tractless forest, or traveling across the seemingly limitless prairie, finally reached their destination in the uncultivated lands of Grundy County. Here they located in rude homes, deprived of the comforts of life and the companionship of friends. Gradually they evolved pleasant farms from the uninviting surroundings, and by persevering labor met with the deserved reward. As a representative of this worthy class we are pleased to present the life history of our subject, who is the oldest settler and most extensive farmer and stock-raiser in this section.

Our subject, who is the eldest of ten children born to his parents, Ralph and Julia (Roberts) Wells, left home at the age of twenty-seven years. The lady whom Mr. Wells married, November 27, 1848, was Miss Sarah, daughter of Asa B. and Almira (Nickerson) Underwood, natives respectively of Worcester County, Mass., and New York. Mrs. Wells is a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and aided her husband greatly in attaining his present high standing in the county. Our subject has in his possession the old homestead in Connecticut, which comprises one hundred and forty acres, and which was a part of large tracts patented from King George.

Source:
Portrait and Biographical Record
of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa
1894


 

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