Wells Family DNA Project - Families


The "baseline" families currently included in the study are the following.

If you believe we are missing a major family (or families) please let us know so they can be added. We are primarily focusing on the early colonial and UK Wells/Welles families initially and will add the "orphan" branches as we go, so don't feel you will be left out. You won't be. Many families have been added through phase II. In addition we have added the ancestor for each participant from a baseline family which represents where the participant's branch connects to the baseline.

Not all families have had descendents tested. Some may not be properly connected yet.

FamilyAncestor NamesLocation(s)DNA Results
W001Thomas Wells/Frances Albright Evesham, Worcestershire b: Cir 1600
to Wethersfield, CT
W001
W002Thomas Wells/Naomi MarshallBoston, Massachusetts b: Cir 1626
to Westerly, RI
W002
W003Richard Wells/Eleanor _____Boughton Aluph, Kent, England Chr: 14 Jun 1618
to Virginia - Talbot Co., MD
W003
W004Thomas Wells/Abigail WarnerEngland b: Cir 1605
to Ipswich, MA
W004
W005Richard Wells & Tunis WellsFrederick Co., VA b: Cir 1718
to Fayette Co., Pennsylvania
W005
W006Thomas /Frances ____ WellsEngland Cir 1653
to Prince George Co., Maryland
W006
W007Richard WellsTattershall, Lincolnshire Cir 1584
W007
W008James Wells/Anne ----Baltimore, Maryland b: Cir 1648
(Little Wells)
W008
W009John WellsBaltimore Maryland b: Cir 1670
(Big Wells)
W009
W010Peter WellsEngland b: Cir 1630
to Kingston, Rhode Island
W010
W011Samuel WellsStafford Co., Virginia b: Cir 1680
W011
W012William WellsLincolnshire, England b: Cir 1552
to Virginia with links to the Eastern Shore of Delaware Wells
W012
W013Henry WellsBerkshire, England b: Cir 1672
to Bucks Co., Pennsylvania
W013
W014William WellsFayette Co., Pennsylvania b: Cir 1730
W014
This family is proven by DNA to connect to family #13. Likely William was a grandson of Henry
W015Thomas Welles/Alice Tomes Stourton, Warwickshire b: Cir 1515
to Wethersfield, Connecticut (Gov. Thomas Welles line)
W015
W016Aaron Wells/Ruth WigginsPennsylvania b: Cir 1765
to Mason Co., Kentucky
W016
This family is now known to connect somehow with baseline family #6 above
W017Richard Wells/ Frances ____ England b: Cir 1600
to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (no known male descendants)
 
W018Edmond Welles & Thomas WellesDudley, Worcestershire b: Cir 1600
to Saybrook, Tolland Co., Connecticut
W018
DNA matches family #15. Likely common ancestor in Warwickshire about 1500 or before
W019William WellsEngland b: Cir 1608
to Southold, Long Island, New York
W019
W020Zachariah Wells/Abigail OsborneVirginia? b: Cir 1739
to Lee/Wise Co, Virginia
W020
This family is now known to connect somehow with baseline family #6 above
W021Samuel & John WellsMontgomery Co., Pennsylvania b: Cir 1682
No descendants volunteered to participate
 
W022Barnaby WellsEngland b: Cir 1638
to Old Rappahanock Co., Virgina
W022
W023David Wells/Susannah _____Mechlenburg Co., Virginia b: Cir 1730
W023
W024Jacob WellsDuplin Co., North Carolina
W024
W025David Wells/Kitty WhiteCumberland County, Kentucky b: Cir 1764
to Illinois
W025
W026John Wells/Mary _____Kent County, England b: Cir 1797
W026
W027John Wells/Elizabeth (Katherine) FletcherGloucestershire, England to York Co., Virginia b: 30 Oct 1617
to York Co., Virginia
W027
W028Robert WellsPennsylvania b: Cir 1743
W028
DNA connects to family #6 above and genealogy to Robert, son of Thomas & Frances
W029Unknown AncestorYorkshire or Rippon, England pre 1700
W029
W030Unknown WellsSomersetshire?, England b: Mid 1700s
W030
W031Unknown WellsNew York b: Cir 1770
W031
W032Unknown WellsPennsylvania b: Mid 1700s
W032
W033Henry? WellsBuckinghamshire, England b: Cir 1600
W033
W034Peter Wells/Jane _____Selborne, Hampshire, England b: Cir 1620
W034
W035Richard Wells/Elizabeth DryerMaryland b: Cir 1765
W035
W036Joseph Wells/Charity CarringtonPrince George's Co., Maryland b: 30 Jul 1729
to Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina
W036
This family has now been shown to NOT be descended from #6. Further research is needed on this line.
W037James Wells/Mary RhodesEngland b: Cir 1640
to Kent County, Delaware
W037
W038Richard Wells/Nancy HardestyPrince George's County, Maryland b: Cir 1765
to Monroe County, Ohio
W038
W039Alexander WellsLeigh, Kent, England b: Cir 1709
W039
W040Mathias WellsTur Langton, Leicestershire, England b: Cir 1680
W040
W041Unknown WellsWarwickshire, England b: Cir 1775
W041
W042Unknown Wells   
W043Thomas Wells/ Ann RealfCheving, Kent, England b: Cir 1763
to Darenth, Kent, England
W043
W044Unknown Ancestor of Ransom, Daniel & Simeon Wells   
W045Unknown Wells AncestorGeorgia b: Cir 1800
W045
W046Joseph Wells/HarrietEngland b: Cir 1811
to Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
W046
W047Unassigned   
W048Unassigned   
W049Unassigned   
W050Unassigned   


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