NATHANIEL WELLS SR
Born: 1755; Orange County, North Carolina
of Joseph and Charity CARRINGTON Wells who where charter members of the Cane
Died: April 26, 1817
Buried: Lick Creek
Cemetery, near Paoli , Orange Co, Indiana
Goverment Marker placed by Lost
River Chapter DAR
Service: Served in Stephen LEE'S Compnay, Col
John STARKEY'S Regiment North Carolina Troops
He was dismissed from Quaker
membership due to his military sevice in Col. Joh Starkey's Regiment (proof N.C.
Revolutionary War Book C, page 93, Revolutionary War National #275640)
also wrote a paper "Fighting in the Military Company" and furnished money and
supplies for the war.
Although he was dismisssed from Cane Creek he was
granted a certificate to Lick Creek M.M. near Paoli where he died in 1817.
Also furnished supplies and money
Proof: War Department Records;
Accounts of the United States with North Carolina War of Revolution, Book C page
Married: 12 March 1785, Esther WARD, daughter of William
Ward and Susanna Foulke Blakewell
I also believe that some of his children married in
Orange County, IN after his death and some continued their migration.
Directions: Lick Creek
Cemetery is located in Section 8 of Paoli Township, Orange Co, Indiana. From
the Public Square in Paoli, take US Hwy 150 east aand go about 2 3/4 miles, turn
right or south on CR 150E or Lick Creek Church Road, and go about 1/10 of a mile
and church and cemetery are on the left.
Rev War patriots Jonathan
Lindley and Nathaniel Wells are buried here.
Information collected by Miss Mabel CLAXTON, French Lick,
Photos and directions to Lick Creek Cemetery courtesy Edward
Hitchcock and Larry Hammersley members of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter
Photos were taken November 2001
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