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 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. 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. Please consider attending the 2001 reunion. The more people we have, the better chance we have of getting results.

I have just added a map that shows 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 March 2001)

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, tell Jon at jhagee @mail.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 July 15, 2001; at the 4H camp in Nicholas Co, Ky on the Third Sunday in July; for a pot-luck dinner about 1pm local time. We sports facilities as well as donated crafts for sale, historic displays and genealogy research sharing.

We generally start arriving at 11 or 12 that morning. Lunch is at 1PM. Potential activities include swimming (if we have enough interest), boating, volleyball, softball, music by some of your Wells cousins and games for young and old.

Directions to the camp:
37 miles north of from Lexington. From Paris, follow 68 north. Go through Millersburg keeping on 68. You will come to yellow, flashing lights. Turn left and continue on 68, (not straight on 36 to Carlisle). After 3/4 miles you'll see the Carnico golf course/country club. Turn right on 1455. (From Maysville, go south on 68 past Blue Licks until you get to Carnico.) The 4-H Camp Drive is one mile down 1455 on the left. You will pass 2 lakes on 1455. The North Central 4-H Center sign is just past the second lake. There will be signs to direct you to drop-off and parking.

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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