This page is about John C Wells history
This information was supplied by Kathy Wells.
"My husband found your e-mail address at the bottom of a civil war photo of Joseph Wells and as we were reading the bio on him there was just to many similarities and just thought we would e-mail you and see what kind of response we would get. One of those, just never know who is out there and what kind of family stories they have. My curiosity has been going on for many years. There was so many family stories from my Dad and my mothers brothers and sisters over the years that I thought I would do some research and see how many of them fit!!!! They would tell me about them growing up in OK, and how grandma and grandpa owned a livery stable in Coffeyville, KS,(the same one concerning the Dalton, that we can discuss later). After this incident they kept moving west slowly, and settled in Trail, OK Indian Territory at the time, It is in Dewey county in eastern OK. There was 12 kids, 6 boys and 6 girls. We don't know exactly what year that was but my mother was born in 1910 in Trail and she was next to the last child. We have found in our civil war research that Sarah Wells, the (2) John C. Wells wife, filed for Civil War benefits is 1902 in Ok Territory and that (2) John C. Wells is buried in Trail Ok. They must have all left IL about the late 1780's or 90's. Whether they ever owned land or not there I don't know. But after the Ok Dust Bowl they left and migrated to California in 1940. Daddy said they had to go where there was work. There is 5 of us, the oldest 2 born in TX, my oldest brother was born in 1930, my oldest sister born in 1936 in the panhandle of TX, and the rest of us were born in Madera, California. My grandpa John Carter Wells (3) is buried in Trail OK also and my grandmother Melvina is buried in Madera CA, as are my mother and father. Most of my mothers sisters stayed in OK, as did 3 brothers Fred, Joseph (Joe) and John C.(4)we called him Johnny. Mom and Dad and her three other brothers George, Phillip and Jack, with Granny Wells and grandpa and grandma Spangler all left for California.
Below the following pictures Kathy explains who they are and where they were going