Benjamin Wells
Temperance Butler
Joshua Owings
Mary Cockey
<Captain> Charles Wells
Michal Owings
Temperance Wells


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1. Nathaniel Wells

2. Lt. Richard Talbott

Temperance Wells 1 2

  • Born: 1 Jul 1769, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Nathaniel Wells 1787 or 1788
  • Marriage (2): Lt. Richard Talbott on 20 Jan 1790 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Died: 23 Sep 1830, Monroe Co., Ohio, United States at age 61
  • Buried: Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States

   Another name for Temperance was Temperance Wells Talbott.

  Research Notes:

"Big Wells" line. Lt. Richard Talbott was her second husband. First husband was Nathaniel Wells ("Little Wells" line).

Charles Wells' 3rd child.

From 2/27/1999 (
"Achsah Wells b abt. 1760 was a daughter of Benjamin Wells and Temperance Butler, both of Maryland. Achsah marries Richard Talbott. They have a daughter named Temperance Talbott, the one mentioned as granddaughter Temperance Talbot in the will of Benjamin Wells. Achsah dies after the birth of her daughter and Before Benjamin's will is written in 1794. Charles (son of Benjamin) and Michal Owings Wells also has a daughter named Temperance (Wells) who first marries Nathaniel Wells in 1787. Nathaniel dies in 1789 leaving Temperance to marry Achsah Wells Talbott's widower, Richard Talbott in 1790."

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From the Will of her father, Charles Wells, dated Dec 30 1814:
"Item 6. To my grandson Charles Wells, son of my son Joshua Wells deceased, I give and bequeath all
that tract of land upon which Nancy Wells widow of my said son Joshua formerly did live said to contain Two Hundred Acres; to the said Charles Wells and his heirs and assigns forever; on his paying to his sister Eliza Wells Five Hundred Dollars. And should the said Charles die without an heir; then and in that case the land to be divided equally among my first wife's children, namely Rebecca Miller, Benedict Wells, Temperance Talbot, Absalom Wells, Mary Owings and Elizabeth Weakley: to them and their heirs forever; by their paying the above named Eliza Wells, daughter of the said Joshua Wells deceased, Five Hundred Dollars.
Item 15. To my children of my first wife hereafter to be named (to wit) Rebecca Miller, Temperance Talbot, Bendict Wells, Absalom Wells and Mary Owings, I consider that they have already received an equivalent portion of my estate either real or personal."

  Birth Notes: Compact Disc #99 Pin #236949 Submitter: Debbie Finelli gives birthdate as 1 Sept 1769 (same is on However...

Per Ken MacAllister 2/27/1999 (, "Temperence [Wells Talbott] is buried in the same cemetery with Richard, and her stone shows that she was born July 1, 1769 and died Sept. 23, 1830, aged 61 years and 22 days."

  Death Notes: has b. 5 Sep 1769 in Pennsylvania, d. 23 Sep 1830 in Grandview Twnsp, Washington Co., OH.

Temperance married Nathaniel Wells, son of <Captain> Alexander <W.> Wells [Sr.] and Leah Owings, 1787 or 1788. (Nathaniel Wells was born on 1 Apr 1761 in Garrison Forest, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States), christened on 1 Apr 1762 in St. Thomas Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States) and died in 1789 in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.)

Temperance next married Lt. Richard Talbott, son of Richard Talbott of Talbott's Vineyard and Ruth Dorsey, on 20 Jan 1790 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. (Lt. Richard Talbott was born on 25 Dec 1753 in Maryland, (United States), christened in St. Thomas Church, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, (United States), died on 22 Dec 1821 in Monroe Co., Ohio, United States and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Grandview Twp, New Matamoras, Washington, Ohio, United States 3.)


1, Find A Grave Memorial # 35483520.


3, Find A Grave Memorial# 80978139.

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