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The Wells Township Assessment Lists (also known as tax lists) were lists compiled each year by the township assessor, usually in the fall preceding the assessment year. Besides giving the name and sometimes the occupation these lists also gave the number of improved and unimproved acres, horses, cattle, and other farm animals. There were also listed those families which could not pay for their childrens' schooling and shown as "poor children." These lists are at the Bradford County Historical Society in Towanda and can be consulted for further information about acreage, animals, etc., that a resident was assessed for. In the earlier years even young single men were taxed even if they did not own real estate. Ridgebury and South Creek were included in Wells until their formation.

In April 1813 Wells Township was formed. Vine Baldwin, assessor, returned to the Commissioner's office on March 10, 1814 the first assessment of the newly created Wells. Just prior to this assessment, Wells Township residents appear on the Athens 1813 assessment list (submitted to the County 4 May 1813). On the Athens 1814 assessment list (submitted to the County 10 Mar 1814) there is the the notation of which residents resided in the newly created "Welles Township." Wells Township at its creation embraced all of the present township, what became South Creek Township and five-sevenths of what became Ridgebury Township.

Original Spellings are retained

1814 Wells Township Tax Assessment

Transcribed  for Tri Counties by J. Kelsey Jones

1814 Wells Township Assessment (included present Ridgebury and South Creek)

Wells Township Page

Albon, Recliff  
Baldwin, Isaac  
Baldwin, Vine  
Bartlet, James  
Bartlet, William  
Bates, Aaron  
Bates, Stephen  
Batterson, Abisha  
Beers, Hezekiah  
Bennet, Samuel  
Bentley, Thomas acreage transferred to Levy Matterson
Bevier, Noah acreage transferred to Peter Lafler
Boughton, Joseph  
Brunson, Thomas  
Buck, Elijah  
Calhoun, Truman  
Campbell, Benajah  
Campbell, Eunice  
Campbell, James  
Campbell, Joel  
Campbell, Jonithan  
Campbell, Nathl  
Campbell, Silas  
Campbell, William  
Casteline, Joseph  
Comfort, Edward  
Cook, Aaron  
Cook, Deliverance  
Cook, Jonithan acreage transferred to Nathaniel Campbell
Criss, Samuel  
Cumings, John  
Edsel, Jessa  
Edsel, Samuel  
Fuller, Abaial  
Fuller, Isaac  
Fuller, Lemuel  
Fuller, William  
Gaylord, Lemuel  
Graves, Jeremiah  
Hatfield, Morris  
Hatfield, Richard  
Hide, George  
Horton, Reuben  
Judson, Ithamar  
Judson, Solomon  
Kent, Jonithan  
Knap, Zephaniah  
Lafler, Peter  
Matterson, Levy  
Mitchell, James from T. Brunson
Moore, Asa  
Moore, Jesse  
Moore, Joseph  
Moore, William  
Osgood, Levy  
Osgood, William  
Owen, Griswold  
Parker, Joseph  
Parker, Joseph Jr.  
Pierce, Asa  
Pierce, Isaac  
Rickey, Israel  
Rickey, Israel Jr.  
Roberts, William  
Rowley, George  
Rowley, Peter  
Rowley, Subael  
Seeley, Bartlet  
Seeley, Benjamin  
Seeley, Strong  
Smith, Francis  
Stiles, Aaron  
Stiles, Enos single freeman
Stiles, Job  
Tice, Joseph  
Tubs, Lebeus  
Wells, Henry of York State

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 01/15/2000
By Joyce M. Tice