Aaron and Ruth (Wiggins) Wells
Family Association


Aaron and Ruth Wells were early pioneers while Kentucky was still Virginia's frontier. It is recorded that Aaron Wells married Ruth Wiggins on July 31,1790 in Mason County. Kentucky became a state in 1792. Although they were married in the town of Washington or at Kenton's Station by Wm Wood, their homestead was eventually located on Johnson Creek near the Licking River and Blue Licks.

Aaron and Ruth had 15 children who mostly settled in the parts of Mason County which became Nicholas County and later Robertson County. Aaron was a Captain for Simon Kenton's Mason County Company of Spies which patrolled the Ohio River protecting the towns from Indian incursions from North of the Ohio. Ruth's family was from Maryland, where Aaron came from and who his parents were is still a mystery... We do have some hope in solving this though. The worldwide Wells Association is working with us on a DNA project. We've found some relations, but nothing definite.

Aaron Wells Militia Revolutionary War Record?
Found in PA Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File.

Here is a map that shows my estimation of Aaron and Ruth's 100 acre "plantation" near Blue Licks.

Children: Nathan, Elizabeth A., Rachel E., Drucilla & Ruama (twins), Sarah "Sally" W., Nancy, William W., Robert, John W., Ruth, Aaron, Mary "Polly", Daniel & Uriah (twins).



Sketch of Wells homestead.


WELLS/Ruth WIGGINS Rootsweb Database
(Updated July 2003)

Alternate Aaron WELLS/Ruth WIGGINS Descendents Database
(Updated January 1999)

Surname index

Persons index


Wells Cousins' E-mail Addresses and Ancestors

If you have an email address, let Patricia know patricia.straube@gmail.com
Be sure to include what Wells son or daughter you are descended from.


WELLS Family Reunion

Aaron and Ruth (Wiggins) Wells married July 31, 1790 in Mason County. All descendents and associated families welcome to join us on August 17, 2014; at Blue Licks State Resort Park Lodge; for a concert by our own Jonathan Hagee at 12:00 noon (local time), followed by lunch at the Lodge restaurant (1:00ish). After lunch, we'll hear from a special friend of the family, Daniel Boone's 6th great grandson, Boone Morrison.

This is also the Battle of Blue Licks reenactment and festival weekend. This is a wonderful time to visit the park. Although it doesn't fit in with our schedule, there is a Sunday Battle reenactment at 1:30. (IF you want to make a weekend of it, there is a battle reenactment on Saturday as well, with several workshops going on, museum, swimming, hiking, etc.

Click here for more information on the weekend events.

We will have a room reserved off the main dining room. You may want to use the entrance closest to the bridge (off Rt. 68). Go straight through, the back way by the River, to the lodge. We are pretty informal and should be finished before 3pm.

If you have something to share with the group, we'll be glad to hear from you! Please contact Jon Hagee. 859-230-5194

Here are some details from the 2007 reunion:
http://frontierfolk.org/images/wells_reunion_2007.jpg



Kentucky WELLS Email List:

We've started the WELLS-KY mailing list! This list only deals with Wells families in Kentucky before 1792 when KY became a state. You may discuss descendants and related families also.



WELLS Family Newsletters:



WELLS Projects:



Some Aaron and Ruth Wells descendent's biographies:

Cousin Marilyn's Collins/Wells Database

Wells in the War Between the States (Civil War)

The Worldwide Wells Family Research Association


Contact: Patricia Straube or Jon Hagee for further information on the Aaron Wells Family Association.

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