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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

  1838 Wells Township Assessment SRGP ID And Full Name
Added byJoyce M. Tice (1)
Adams, Levi F.   51626 Levi Finch Adams
Alvord, Nathan physician
Ameigh, L. Lawrence  
Aspenwall, Edson  
Aspenwall, Pomeroy saw mill
Austin, Andrus  
Bailey, Asah  
Baker, Amos   73845 Amos Baker
Baker, William heirs of  
Baker, William Jr  
Barnhart, Atemus   6449 Artemus Barnhart
Barns, John  
Beers, Henry  
Beers, Joseph H.  
Beers, Wm  
Borum, Joseph  
Brasted, Wm  
Brewer, Johnson   26704 Johnson Brewer
Brewer, Wm   19273 William Brewer
Broughton, Lyman tailor
Brownell, John  
Bryan, Aaron  
Byran, George  
Buchanan, Wm  
Bullock, Samuel physician
Burr, Aaron   65330 Aaron Burr
Capron, Joseph   65353 Joseph Capron
Car, Madison M.  
Carley, Jas M.   61192 James Minor Carley
Compton, Garet  
Cooper, John  
Coykendall, Jesse  
Crandal, John T.  
Crosby, Edward  
Davis, Gershom  
Davy, John   65572 John Davey
Davy, Norman A.  
Drake, Isaac  
Edsall, Andrew J. single freeman
Edsall, James M.  
Edsall, Jesse  
Edsall, Samuel  
Ferguson, Alfred  
Ferguson, Henry  
Ferguson, Thomas  
French, Lyman single freeman 72938 Lyman French
French, Peter P.   72946 Peter P. French
French, Seabury G.   72949 Seabury G. French
Fries, Jacob   19321 Jacob Fries
Fries, Jas   19623 James Fries
Fries, Jas M. single freeman
Garrison, Justice   7589 Justus Garrison
Garrison, Richard A.  
Gibson, Allen  
Griswold, David Jr justice peace
Gustin, Jesse  
Gustin, Samuel  
Hazen, Luke  
Holdrige, Daniel Jr  
House, R. W. blacksmith, house & lot
Hubbard, Alanson  
Humphrey, Ann widow
Ingals, Wm S.  
Jennings, Mary widow
Jones & Noble saw mill
Jones, Silas  
Killgore, John   68264 John H. Killgore
Knapp, Jas single freeman 67203 James W. Knapp
Knapp, L. W.  single freeman
Knapp, Peter constable 67200 Peter R. Knapp
Knapp, Wm R.  
Knapp, Zepania   25986 Zephaniah Knapp
Larnurd, John T.  
Lawrence, Caleb  
Lawrence, Ira  
Lawrence, Leslie  
Leonard, Curtis H.  
Lewis, Dennis  
Lucas, Jas   13528 James Lucas
Lucas, Uriah   13530 Uriah Lucas
Mapes, Milton single freeman
Mapes, Partial  
Marvin, Seth  
Miller, C. H.  
Miller, Jonathan  
Miller, Robert  
Moore, Amos  
Moore, Israel   24659 Israel Moore
Moore, Joseph  
Moore, Theophilus  
Mosher, Humphrey   26730 Humphrey Mosher
Mosher, Jared  
Nicholls, Eaton single freeman
Nickeson, Asahel  
Nickeson, Esquire  
Nobles, Alonzo   63780 Alonzo C. Noble
Nobles, David P. single freeman
Norris, Edward  
Odle, Silas  
Osgood, George  
Osgood, James I.   65354 James I. Osgood
Osgood, John house & lot 67117 John Osgood
Osgood, Shubel  
Osgood, Wm house & lot, store house
Pettengill, George D.  
Pettengill, Jas M. single freeman
Phelps, John single freeman
Potter, Nicolas single freeman
Potter, Sarah widow
Prutsman, David   18952 David Prutsman
Reed, John   73823 John Reed
Reed, Nichols L.  
Rhodes, Daniel S.  
Roberts, H. B.  
Robison, James  
Roe, Jas  
Roosa, Egbret  
Rowley, Shubal  
Rowley, Shubal Jr justice of peace
Roy, Alexander  
Sarles, John  
Sawyer, Ruel single freeman
Sayre, Whittington saw mill
Sayres, Wm M  
Seely, Alexander  
Seely, Alfred   63699 Alfred Seeley
Seely, Benjamin  
Seely, Caleb  
Seely, Chas   63769 Charles Seeley
Seely, James  
Seely, Jas Jr  
Seely, Saml  
Seely, Samuel  
Seely, Strong  
Seely, William   63700 William A. Seeley
Sergeant, Tho L  
Shephard, Nathan   26753 Nathan Shepard or
26715 Capt. Nathan Shepard
Shepherd, Jesse   26716 Jesse Shepard
Shepherd, Wm R  
Sherman, Geo single freeman
Sherman, Leml   67113 Lemuel Sherman
Sherman, Leml Jr  
Shuart, Wm  
Smedley, Wm shoemaker
Smith & Gillett  
Smith, S. L.  
Smith, Timothy  
Smith, Wm  
Snyder, John  
Spaulding, Ed  
Spaulding, John  
Spencer, Josh G  
Stelle, Jas  
Stowell & Grinnel saw mill
Stowell, Elijah  
Strong, Daniel single freeman 67106 Daniel Strong
Strong, John   9586 John Strong
Sturdevant, Joseph  
Terwilligar, Al  
Terwilligar, Jas  
Vanschiver, John  
Ward, Moses   24445 Moses Ward
Warner, Hiram   60854 Hiram Warner
Warner, Jas   60860 James Warner
Warner, T. B.  
Warner, Thomas   60855 Thomas Warner
Westbrook, Wm  
Whortendyke, Abm  
Wilson, Estel   63323 Estile Wilson
Wilson, Jas   67451 James Wilson
Wright, Jas  
Wylie, Wm P  
  Dated Dec 11 1837
 (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. Many intermarried with Sullivan or Rutland township families. The SRGP IDs are the references to that person in Joyce's database.

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 5/7/2001
By Joyce M. Tice