Flavius Josephus Wells1

#6319, b. 13 Sep 1848, d. 17 Jan 1938
Last Edited:14 Sep 2013
FatherWilliam Wells1 b. 26 Jun 1814, d. 16 Apr 1900
MotherLavinia Durbin1 b. 4 Sep 1830, d. 20 Jun 1882

Children of Flavius Josephus Wells and Mertie Cate Threeton

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthFlavius Josephus Wells was born on 13 Sep 1848 at Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,1
Census1850, household memberF. J. Wells (given age 2) was enumerated as a household member living with Wm Wells (given age 36) on the 1850 Census at Livingston Parish, LA.3,4
Census1860, household memberWilliam Wells (given age 11) was enumerated in the household of Wm. Wells (given age 48) on the 1860 Census at Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA. This was probably Flavius, since his brother William had died just a few weeks before the census was taken..5,4
Census1880, sonFlavius Wells (given age 31) was enumerated as a son of Wm. Wells (given age 65) on the 1880 Census, living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.6
MarriageFlavius Josephus Wells married Mertie Cate Threeton, daughter of Jacob Threeton and Mary Tucker, on 24 Jan 1883 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1,7,8
Census1900F. Josephus Wells (given age 51) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. With him was his wife Merta C., son(s) John Y., daughter(s) Stella . He was a farmer, and owned his farm free and clear.9
Census1910Flavius Wells (given age 61) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Myrtie Wells (given age 44), son John Wells (given age 25), daughter Caliste Alford (given age 23), son-in-law Lucious Alford (given age 26).10
Census1920, father-in-lawFlay Wells (given age 71) was enumerated as the father-in-law of Lucius T. Alford (given age 38) on the 1920 Census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.11
Census1930, father-in-lawF. J. Wells (given age 81) was enumerated as the father-in-law of L. T. Alford (given age 48) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.12
DeathFlavius Josephus Wells died at age 89 on 17 Jan 1938 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.13,1

Citations:

  1. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.
  2. [S447] FamilySearch.org. Louisiana Deaths 1850-1875, 1894-1954. Online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1609793
  3. [S407] 1850 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S413] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  5. [S408] 1860 U.S. Census. LA. Livingston Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S369] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S382] Jim Perrin, Personal research files.
  8. [S362] Hunting for Bears. Marriage Record Index, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.
  9. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  10. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  11. [S375] 1920 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  12. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  13. [S344] U.S. Genweb, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Website.
  14. [S745] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1909. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, date not given.