William W. WELLS was born about 1821 in Pennsylvania. Sylvia (his wife) was born about 1831 in Pennsylvania. The couple had 3 children that I know about. Stanley (born about 1852), Leonard (born about 1854), and Chester "Chet" (born about 1859.) Stanley was born in Pennsylvania, Leonard in New York, and Chet in Iowa.
I have the family on the following censuses
- 1855 NY State Census
- 1860 US Census in Boone township, Hamilton county, Iowa