ROBERT M. WELLS, a resident and prominent farmer of Buffalo township, Brooke county, W. Va., was born April 28, 1822, near Wellsburg, W. Va. His parents were Bazeleel and Nancy (McIntire) Wells. He received his early schooling in the common schools, and afterward attended Bethany college for one year. April 1, 1845, he was united in marriage to Eliza A. Carle, daughter of John and Rebecca Carle, who was born April 22, 1824, in Wellsburg, W. Va. Her father was a leading business man of Wellsburg, having established a cotton factory in that place in the year 1828. Mr. and Mrs. Wells are the parents of seven children. The family are earnest members of the Disciples church of West Liberty, and is classed among the old and representative families of the county. During the late war Mr. Wells was one of two residents in his district who had the patriotism to vote in favor of drafting men for the Union army. He has ever been a true member of the republican party. He owns two valuable farms in Buffalo township, and is considered as one of the leading agriculturists of the county.
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