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Peter Wells

Male 1713 - 1782  (68 years)


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  • Name Peter Wells 
    Born 4 May 1713  South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 4 May 1715  [5
    Died 6 Mar 1782  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3987  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2021 

    Father Peter Wells,   b. 1681, Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 13 Nov 1732 and 11 Dec 1732  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Ann Watson,   d. Bef 1728 
    Married Abt 1705  [1
    Family ID F5271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sweet,   b. 14 Nov 1713, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Dec 1733  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Wells,   b. 24 Dec 1745, West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Gardiners of Narragansett has Peter Wells and his wife Elizabeth Sweet dying, respectively, 16 Sep 1757 and 13 Sep 1757, but a correction on page 249 says that these are the death dates of a different Peter Wells and Elizabeth Sweet, who m. 2 Jul 1746. This other Peter was the son of Jonathan Wells of East Greenwich and the other Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Sweet of West Greenwich.

      We are a little dubious about Roscoe L. Whitman's claim (citation details below) that this Peter Wells lived to be 98 years old.

  • Sources 
    1. [S480] The Gardiners of Narragansett: Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George Gardiner the Colonist, 1638 by Caroline E. Robinson. Providence, 1919.

    2. [S481] Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: First Series, Births, Marriages, and Deaths by James N. Arnold. Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912.

    3. [S544] Noyes-Gilman Ancestry: Being a Series of Sketches, with a Chart of the Ancestors of Charles Phelps Noyes and Emily H. (Gilman) Noyes, His Wife by Charles Phelps Noyes. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1907.

    4. [S6060] Find a Grave page for Peter Wells III.

    5. [S3508] History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and Some Descendants of Stukely Westcott: One of the Thirteen Original Proprietors of Providence Plantation and the Colony of Rhode Island by Roscoe L. Whitman. Oneonta, New York: Otesgo Publishing Co., 1932-39.

    6. [S481] Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: First Series, Births, Marriages, and Deaths by James N. Arnold. Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912., date only.

    7. [S480] The Gardiners of Narragansett: Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George Gardiner the Colonist, 1638 by Caroline E. Robinson. Providence, 1919., date only.

    8. [S6061] Find a Grave page for Elizabeth Sweet Wells.