However, his son Thomas Goodwin Wells (1804-1873) is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. (I shared their Find-A-Grave memorials in September 2012.) I am descended from him and his wife, Elizabeth Sewall Willis (1820-1900). They were married in Newburyport, Massachusetts on November 6, 1838.
I always thought that Elizabeth was his only wife, until I recently received notice of a fulfilled photo request for an unknown Mary Eliza Wells (1808-1836) who was buried in Old Hopkinton Cemetery.
|Find-A-Grave Memorial# 83322264|
Photo courtesy of alden
Thomas G. Wells,
Obt. April 16, 1836.
AEt. 28 years.
Without this additional inscription noting that she was the wife of Thomas G. Wells, she would have remained an unknown Wells. This inscription noting a husband's name and a specific death date prompted a little digging, and without too much trouble, I found additional information on this Mary Eliza.
|Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, Boston Deaths, Record for Mary Eliza Wells.|
Mary Eliza Wells (family member, Thomas G. Wells) died at age 28 on April 16, 1836, in Boston, Massachusetts, of Apoplexy.
|New Hampshire Marriage Records, Record for Mary Eliza Little and Thomas G. Wells|
She was born on June 14, 1808, in Norwich, Vermont to Elizabeth and William Little.
Amazing how one photo on Find-A-Grave can compel me to add this story of a first marriage to my family tree.