70. Martin Wells/Wails [NC]
~1750, Martin born in New Hanover Co., NC; s/o 140. Robert Wells.
1750, Duplin Co. formed from New Hanover.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, New Hanover Co. Martin Wells: 1,2,3; 10 slaves. [Listed near his father.]
10/1786, Deed of Martin Wells to Nicholas Bryan for 2 pieces of land; proved by John Holden. (S) Duplin Co. Court Rcds.
Aft. 1790, Martin moved his family to/through GA. (S) His daughter Elizabeth was married there.
By 1796, Martin moved his family to Montgomery Co., TN.
1798, Martin and his son on tax rolls of Montgomery Co.
1/1803, Martin’s estate was inventoried in Montgomery Co.: 16 Negros three of whom are in the possession of James Fentress, & ones in possession of William Blake in the State of North Carolina. 3 Horses, 12 herd of Cattle, 53 head of hogs little & big, 213 acres of lands, 6 cows, 2 Ploughs, 2 Kettles w/ovens, 1 Pot Triangle, 1 loom & 3 ?, 1 Millstone, 2 Beds, 1 Lennen & Whoolen ditto, 1 pair cards, 1 Rifle gun, 15 plates, 1 set of tee ware, 1 pepper caster 1 casrole stand w/ snuffers , 1 set of knives & forks, 6 spoons, 1 cason 1 flatiron 4 chairs 250 lb Cotton 1175 lb Pork, 2 beef hides.
Children of Martin and ?:
i. Martin Wells, Jr, born 12/9/1773 in NC.
1798, Martin on tax rolls of Montgomery Co., TN.
1806, Martin bought land in Stewart Co., TN.
1807, Martin married Sarah Boyd.
War of 1812, Martin served in James Haggard’s Mounted Riflemen.
1815, Martin moved his family to Marengo Co., AL.
1829, Martin move his family to Bastrop Co, TX.
1/4/1836, Martin died; will probated 7/31/1837.
ii. Elizabeth Wayles/Wails/Wells ( 35), born 2/17/1775 in New Hanover Co., NC.
iii. M Sally Wayles, born 1787 in New Hanover Co., NC.
Sally married Peter Batson, s/o Thomas ( 66).
[See Peter for more info.]