3rd Great-GrandfatherView Francis Wells in Tree
Francis Wells was born August 1832 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England to Mary Ann Johnson & James Wells. He married Elizabeth Bussinger December 12, 1861 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and they gave birth to Harriet Elizabeth Wells at Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on July 06, 1879. Francis Wells died September 12, 1904 at Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA after living approximately 73 years.
December 01, 1861Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Mustered into 99th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company I
Records Marriage to Elizabeth Bussinger
December 12, 1861Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
July 07, 1863Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
See Gettysburg Memorial Plaque image on this page.
October 27, 1864Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Battle of the Boydton Plank Road; Injured and lost his leg. Later reported in the Army hospital in Chester Pennsylvania.
September 09, 1865
Mustered out of 99th PA
U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865Pennsylvania, USA
Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War
Marriage RecordPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Marriage of Francis Wells and Elizabeth Bussinger at First United Methodist Church of Germantown
Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869Brandy, Virginia, USA
Pennsylvania (State). Civil War Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1861–1866. Records of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, Record Group 19, Series 19.11 (153 cartons). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
1890 United States Federal Census (Veterans Schedule)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Series Number: M123; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Record Group Number: 15; Census Year: 1890
Philadelphia Death CertificatePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial: September 17, 1904 at Ivy Hill Cemetery
"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803–1915." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2010. From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records.".
Find a GravePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27311083
Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
September 12, 1904 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia Death Certificate
Francis Wells Obituary
September 15, 1904 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia Inquirer; 15 Sep 1904; page 7
Francis Wells at Gettysburg
1863 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Look for Company I, Rank of Private; the top name in the far right column
1859 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Three Wells brothers living at the same address. Francis is referred to as Frank, as he is in some of his military documents.
1859 Philadelphia City Directory
Battle of Francis Wells' Injury
October 27, 1864 - Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, Virginia, USA
This is a sketch of the location and day of the battle where Francis Wells suffered the wound that cost him his leg. Armstrong’s mills and rebel works on Hatcher’s Run, captured by the Second Corps.
October 27, 1864 / sketched by C.H. Chapin, as it appeared in Harpers Weekly