Levi Banjamin Wells1

#6334, b. 2 May 1842, d. 2 Dec 1920
Last Edited:11 Apr 2012
FatherLevi Wells2,3,1 b. about 1812
MotherVirginia Bourg2,3,1

Children of Levi Banjamin Wells and Mary Louisiana Lavigne

Outline of Life Events:

BirthLevi Banjamin Wells was born on 2 May 1842 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,4,3
Census1850, household memberLevi Wells (given age 8) was enumerated as a household member living with Levi Wells (given age 38) on the 1850 Census at Livingston Parish, LA.3
MarriageLevi Banjamin Wells married Mary Louisiana Lavigne on 2 Nov 1869 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.5,6,7
Census1880Levi B. Wells (given age 38) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, with his wife Lou M. Wells (given age 30), son(s) Henry L. Wells (given age 9), Thos. W. Wells (given age 7) and John E. Wells (given age 8/12), daughter(s) Ella E. Wells (given age 6), Mary E. Wells and Amelia J. Wells (given age 3). Also living in the house was Jennevive Spence, age 85, grandmother.8
Census1900Levi B. Wells (given age 58) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. With him was his wife Mary L., son(s) Thomas W., John E., Walter R. and Grover C., daughter(s) Ananoalie, Virginia A. and Beatress N. .9
Census1910Levy Wells (given age 68) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Mary Wells (given age 58), son Cleveland Wells (given age 25), daughter Virginia Wells (given age 22) and Beatrice Wells (given age 9). Their farm was owned free and clear.10
DeathLevi Banjamin Wells died at age 78 on 2 Dec 1920 in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,4
BurialHe was buried at Sand Hill Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4


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