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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.

Original Spellings are retained

1828 Wells Township Tax Assessment

Typed for Tri Counties by J. Kelsey Jones

1828 Wells Township Assessment (included present South Creek)

Original Spelling errors are maintained in the transcription

Wells Township Page

  1828 Wells Township Assessment SRGP ID and full name
Added by Joyce M. Tice (1)
Albertson, Ricliff  
Andrew, Sylva widow
Andrews, Ephm   1961 Ephraim Y. Andrus
Andrews, Gideon   3986 Gideon H. Andrus (??)
Atherson & Johnson acreage transferred to Robert Potter
Atkins, Wm  
Bailey, Benjamin  
Baker, Ezekiel  
Baker, Hosea  
Baker, Samuel  
Baker, William  
Baker, William Jr.  
Batterson, Silas poor child:
  Hariet Batterson, age 7
Beers, Jabez H. removed, acreage transferred to John Reed
Beers, William  
Bissell, Aaron acreage transferred from J. R. McEntire
Bovier, N.  
Bovier, Noah 2d  
Bovier, Ralph  
Bovier, Solomon  
Buchanan, Wm  
Capron, Joseph  
Cole, James  
Comfort, Thomas   3990 Thomas M. Comfort (??)
Cook, Jeremiah  
Cooper, John  
Crane, Ralph runaway
Criss, Samuel  
Criss, Walter  
Davie, John poor children: 65572 John Davey
  James Silvester Davey, age 9 74527 John Sylvester Davey
  Silas C. Davey, age 7 13538 Silas C. Davey
Demand, Matthias L. shoemaker
Dougherty, Phinies  
Edsell, Barton  
Edsell, Charles  
Edsell, Jesse  
Edsell, Samuel  
French, James &  
Seabury sawmill
French, George W. surveyor
French, Peter P.  
Frost, J. U.  
Goff, Bethael  
Goff, Luman single freeman
Goff, Orrin  
Goff, Solomon   68709 Solomon Goff
Goff, Wm   74307 William Goff
Griswold, David  
Hall, James  
Hall, Joshua  
Harrington, Riley removed, acreage transferred to Stephen Jennings
Herrick, Moses C. blacksmith
Hill, Benjamin  
Hill, Orrin  
Holdridge, Daniel  
Holdridge, Daniel Jr. single freeman
Holly, Joseph   200 - Joseph H. Holly
Hyde, George  
Ingals, James  
Ingals, Wm S.  
Jennings, Stephen acreage transferred from Riley Harrington
Judson, Isaac   65249 Isaac Judson
Judson, Ithamar   65248 Ithamar Judson
Judson, Saml   65254 Samuel Judson
Judson, Solomon   63767 Solomon Judson
Kelley, Amos  
Kelley, David H.   
Kelley, George  
Kelley, Martha widow
Kinsmore, George  
Knapp, Wm R.  
Knapp, Wm T. &  
Marcus White  
Knapp, Zephaniah   25986 Zephaniah Knapp
Leonard, Curtis H.  
Levins, Jonathan acreage transferred from Uriah Lucas
Marr, David acreage transferred from P. Sallsman & A. Rowley
McClain, Alanson  
McEntire, Waterman   50891 Waterman McIntyre
McHenry, Thomas  
Miller, Jonathan poor child:
  Martha Jane Miller, age 8
Moore, Amos  
Moore, Asa  
Moore, Jesse  
Moore, Jesse Jr.  
Moore, Joseph  
Moore, Theophilus  
Odle, Moses  
Odle, Peter  
Osgood, James  
Osgood, Joel single freeman
Osgood, John   67117 John Osgood
Osgood, Shuball acreage transferred from T. Osgood
Osgood, Thomas  
Osgood, Thomas 2d acreage transferred from Shubel Osgood
Osgood, William  
Pettingill, Geo D.  
Pettingill, Geo W.  
Pierce, Asa  
Potter, Elisha R.  
Potter, Robert  
Ray, Daniel poor children:
  Philander Ray, age 9
  Lewis Ray, age 6
Reed, John acreage transferred from Jabez H. Beers
Reed, Nicholas L.  
Rice, Jedediah  
Rockwell, Wm  
Rowley, Annanias acreage transferred to D. Marr
Rowley, George  
Rowley, James  
Rowley, Shuball  
Rowley, Shuball Jr.  
Sanderson, Peter shoemaker
  poor children:
  David Sanderson, age 11
  Loranah Sanderson, age 5
Seeley, Alfred  
Seeley, Benjamin  
Seeley, Israel  
Seeley, James 2d  
Seeley, James Jr. carried to Jedediah Rice
Seeley, Saml  
Seeley, Samuel 3rd  
Seeley, Strong  
Seeley, William  
Seymour, Orlando  
Simar, Ephraim removed
Sims, George carried to T. B. Warner
Smallidge, James R. removed
Smiley, Hugh  
Smith, Solomon L.  
Spalding, Edward  
Steele, Jacob  
Stiles, Aaron  
Stiles, Stephen  
Strock, Wm  
Tallsman, Peter removed, acreage carried to David Marr
Thompson, John  
Warner, Hiram  
Warner, James  
Warner, Thomas  
Warner, Truman B.  
White, Harman  
White see Knapp
Willson, James  
Willson, Estill   63323 Estile Wilson
Woodard, Oliver acreage transferd to Jacob Steele
(1) Many of the Wells families overlap the families of Sullivan and Rutland Townships included in Joyce's Sulliven-Rutland Genealogy Project. Some also moved to Sullivan and Rutland from Wells, or had properties that overlapped the boundaries. The SRGP Ids are the references to that person in Joyce's database.

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 01/25/2000
By Joyce M. Tice