Aaron Wells Family Association

Newsletter #26????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????/span>June 2000


Aaron Wells and Ruth Wiggins were married 31 July (bond), 3 August (minister’s return), 1790. Children: Nathan, Elizabeth A., Rachel E., Drucilla & Ruama, Sarah “Sally?W., Nancy, William W., Robert, John W., Ruth, Aaron, Mary “Polly? Daniel & Uriah.?




Wells Family Reunion

Sunday, July 16, 2000

1:00 p.m.


North Central 4-H Center

Carlisle, Kentucky



Lucy Thompson




Jon Hagee

3021 Stanford Drive

Lexington, KY?40517

Day (859)257-5320 ext 321

Eve (859)271-2918





Betty Jo Wells

R. R. 2, Box 215

Mount Olivet, KY 41064

(606) 724-5696


Newsletter Editor

Patricia Roane Straube

131 Robinhood Drive?????

San Francisco, CA?94127

(415) 334-6300 straube@earthlink.net


Address Changes


Message from the President


Dear Wells Cousins,


I hope you all are planning on coming to the reunion. Please let meknow if you have any suggestions. I think we have a goodplace to meet but there is always room for improvement!


I will be unable to attend the reunion this year. My daughter and I will be on a mission trip to Mexico. This will be the first Wells reunion that I’ve missed in several years. We will miss you all and hope to see you next year! In my place we have some competent people who will be running the show. It will be a nice one. If you are interested in volunteering to help this year or next, let us know.?If you see a need or something you would like to be involved with, speak up. It’s your reunion!


We are continuing to collect Wells genealogy information. Please bring copies of anything new you have. Maybe we can try to have an extra emphasis on genealogy in 2001.?


If you look to the left at the newsletter masthead, you’ll see that I have a new area code for both my work and?home telephone numbers. I also have a new email address: <jhagee@mail.com>.


And don’t forget the Aaron and Ruth (Wiggins) Wells Family Association home page at <www.webpub.com/~jhagee/wells.html>. We’re now listed in the category, Sunames, Family Associations & Family Newsletters, on Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet <www.cyndislist.com/>, THE premier genealogy index on the World Wide Web.


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Treasurer’s Report


Dear Cousins,


I hope many of you are able to attend the reunion this year on Sunday, July 16th, at the All Purpose Building at the 4-H Facilities, Lake Carnico, Carlisle, Kentucky.


Please make an effort to bring your crafts for the Silent Auction. We always consider this a highlight of our day.


We now have $1029.80 in our Treasury. The cost of our January Newsletter was $128.21. We will owe for the publishing and mailing of this Newsletter and the rent for the reunion site. We will gladly accept any donations.


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????????????????????????Betty Jo Wells




Letter from the Editor


You may notice that this issue of the newsletter has fewer pages than usual. Fortunately it’s not because we have run out of things to write about! My husband, Barry, has taken a new position as Chief Medical Officer for the Health Care Financing Administration for Region IX, based in San Francisco. This is the federal agency which oversees Medicare and Medicaid. We are thrilled to be returning to the City where we lived for twenty years before moving to the Sacramento region five years ago. Our younger son, Jonathan, graduated from Granite Bay High School on June 10th so we are in the midst of a move.


Please feel free to write me at my new address:

131 Robinhood Drive

San Francisco, CA? 94127-1626

and share your news. And don’t forget to let me know of your own changes of address. My email address: <straube@earthlink.net> remains the same for now.


Thanks to our Wells cousins, Jon Hagee, Betty Jo Wells, Bessalee Robinson, and Jane Tanner for contributing items to this issue of the newsletter.?



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Obituaries from the Bracken County Kentucky Historical Society


Heart Attack

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? Dr. Alton U. Wells, 58 years old, widely known physician of Robertson county, died at 5 o’clock Thurs. morning [22 Sep 1932] at his home in Mt. Olivet. He had been ill since Tuesday when he suffered a heart attack.

? Born in Mt. Olivet of a family distinguished in the history of Robertson county for generations, Dr. Wells was the son of Aaron and Elizabeth Wells.

? Dr. Wells was president of the Robertson County Improvement Company, an organization responsible for the financing and erection of the Deming High School in Mt. Olivet. He was also vice-president and a director of the Farmers and Traders Bank in that community. He held membership in the Mt. Olivet Chapter, No. 291, of Masons, and was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and superintendent of its Sunday School.

? He is survived by his widow Mrs. Muriel Wells, one son, J. C. Wells, and two daughters, Misses Norma M. and Mary Elizabeth Wells, of Mt. Olivet, and two brothers, Irvine D. Wells and Osmer D. Wells, also of Mt. Olivet.

? Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Mt. Olivet M. E. Church with the Rev. W. H. Cardwell, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. [Alton Uriah Wells was born 8 Nov 1875 in Robertson Co., KY, the son of Aaron Wells and Elizabeth Charlotte Deming. He was the grandson of Uriah Wells and Esther Pollock.]


Mr. Chester Wells

? Chester Wells was born August 23rd, 1900 and died April 16th, 1936 age 36 years, eight months and seven days. He was the son of J W and Lou Carpenter Wells. His mother died when he as 13 years old. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife and three children. Also his father and four brothers, besides numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was of upright character and was always ready and willing to help his fellow man. He united with the Christian church at Piqua in 1935. The community loses one of its best citizens in his death. The funeral was held at the Piqua Christian church April 19th, conducted by Rev. M. Pfanstiel in the presence of one of the largest funeral cortege ever assembled at the church. Burial in the Piqua Cemetery.?[Chester Wells was the son of John William Wells and Lula Ann Carpenter. He was the great grandson of Daniel Wells and Lucinda Collins. He married Mary Minerva Thompson, daughter of George Henry Thompson and Nancy Amanda Burns, 27 January 1923 in Germantown, Bracken Co., Kentucky.]


Dr. Joseph E. Wells

? Dr. Joseph Ezra Wells, 73, retired physician of Cynthiana, died at his residence on Miller Street there of a heart attack, Saturday [8 Sep 1938]. Dr. Wells was a Past President of the State Board of Health, and of the Kentucky Medical Society. He was a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges and a charter member of the Cynthiana Elks lodge. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Packover Wells; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Henry Mayer, Cynthiana; one sister, Mrs. Mary Ridgely, and a niece Mrs. Chambers Perry, both of Mount Olivet. Funeral services were conducted at the Whaley funeral home by Rev. C. N. Barnette at 3 o’clock, Monday. Burial followed in Battle Grove Cemetery. [Joseph Ezra Wells was born 25 Oct 1860 in Mount Olivet, Robertson Co., KY, the son of Riley Wells and Elizabeth Brown. He was the grandson of William W. Wells and Matilda Collins.]



Bracken County Historical Society



The Bracken County Historical Society meets every fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bracken County Public Library in Brooksville, Kentucky. Membership dues are $10.00 per year with dues being payable January 1. With your membership you will receive copies of the quarterly newsletter.

Dues can be sent to :


Bracken County Historical Society

P.O. Box 307

Brooksville, Kentucky 41004

(606) 735-3337 Phone or Fax


Office hours are Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For further information contact Bracken Co. Historical Society? <bchist@kih.net>.


Research Assistance

We do not charge visitors or members who come to the historical society office and/or third floor archive room to do their own research A charge will be made for contract research work done by a trained BCHS volunteer on behalf of the society. The monies from this research are used for the general operating costs of the society. Our normal charges are $10.00 per hour with a 2-hour minimum and 10 cents per page for public documents and 50 cents per page for items from our family files. Please contact the society by writing or e-mailing your requests and we will gladly help you.




Luther Barnett 5 (Mariah Josephine Mullikin4, Matilda Wiggins3 , Elizabeth Ashcraft Wells2, Aaron Wells1), father of Myron Alton Barnett, was born 7 Aug 1886 in Robertson Co., KY, the son of James Aris Barnett and Mariah Josephine Mullikin. He married Flossie Whaley 24 Dec 1908 in Robertson Co., KY. Luther died 25 Aug 1959 in Fayette Co., KY. He is buried in the Piqua Cemetery, Robertson Co. The following is an obituary for Flossie Whaley Barnett:


With the compliments of The ROBERTSON COUNTY REVIEW, Mt. Olivet, Robertson County, Kentucky. Thursday, 29 March 1973.


Mrs. Flossie Whaley Barnett, aged 82, widow of Luther Barnett, Robertson County farmer and landowner, died Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at the Nicholas County Nursing Home. Her funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Christian Church by the Rev. Bob Montgomery of Morning View, Ky., assisted by the Rev. Paul Mullikin of the Piqua Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Barnett, whose late husband died in 1969, was born August 27, 1890, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Hannah Gifford Whaley. She and Mr. Barnett became the parents of seven children, one of whom, Virginia, died in 1930. The others are Hugh Barnett, Robertson County, Jennings Barnett, of Oxford, Ohio, the Rev. Myron Barnett of Hillsboro, Ky., James E. Barnett of Harrisburg, Pa., Miss Alma Barnett who lives with her mother, and Mrs. Viola Weible of St. Louis. Also she leaves 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and one half-brother, Paul Berry of Cynthiana. Arrangements were under the direction of the Kain and Kabler Funeral Home, Mt. Olivet. Submitted By: "Jean Dalrymple" <motherd@theriver.com>



Barnett Family Members

Buried in the Piqua Cemetery


Eva H. Barnett ?/span>1912-1977? [wife of Hugh M.]

Flossie Whaley Barnett?Aug 20 1890-Mar 22 1973

? [same stone as Luther]

Garfield Barnett [brother of Luther] 1880-1974

? [same stone as Lillie Overbey Barnett]

Hugh M. Barnett?Sep 24 1909-Jun 10 1992

? [husband of Eva H. Barnett m. 8/18/52 WW2]

James Barnett 1848-1925 [same stone as Josephine]

Josephine Barnett?1854-1928 [same stone as James]

Lillie Overbey Barnett ?/span>1883-1932 [same stone as

? Garfield Barnett]

Luther W. Barnett ?/span>Aug 7 1886-Aug 25 1959 [same

? stone as Flossie Whaley Barnett]

Melvin W. Barnett [brother of Luther] 1884-1960

? [husband of Nettie M. Barnett m 5/10/1917]

Nettie M[ae Moore] Barnett 1893-1967 wife of

? Melvin W. Barnett]

Virginia M. Barnett?Aug 21 1912-Feb 21.1930