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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

Adams, Levi F.  
Alvord, Nathan physician
Amegh, L. Lawrence  
Andrus, Ephraim blacksmith
Applegate, Carlos non-resident, transfer from Aaron Bryan
Aspenwall, Edson  
Aspenwall, Pomeroy moved out
Austin, Andrus  
Ayres, Edward A. tavern
Ayres, Jahiel  
Bailey, Asa  
Baker, Amos  
Baker, Hiram  
Baker, Wm heirs of
Baker, Wm Jr.  
Barnhart, Artemas  
Barns, John  
Barret, Searls  
Beers, Henry  
Beers, Joseph H.  
Beers, Wm  
Boorum, Joseph  
Bowman, Andrew P.  
Brasted, Wm  
Brewer, Johnson  
Brewer, Wm  
Brownall, John non resident, transfer from Wm Seely
Bryan, Aaron  
Bryan, George non resident
Buchnan, Wm moved out, transfer to Jacob Peckham
Burges, Wm transfer to Hiram Ranny from John T. Larned
Burr, Aaron  
Capron, Joseph  
Car, Madison M.  
Carr, Moses J.  
Carr, Wm transfer from Daniel Rhodes
Celly, Aaron moved
Celly, George moved
Celly, Harris moved
Celly, James  
Colony, Charles transfer from Benjamin Seely
Colony, Henry transfer from Wm S. Ingals
Cooper, John moved, transfer to Whittington Sayre
Coykendall, Jesse  
Crandall, John T.  
Davey, Norman  
Davis, Gershom  
Davy, John  
Drake, Isaac moved
Edsall, James M. transfer to Jesse Shepherd
Edsall, Jesse  
Edsall, Samuel  
Farris, Joel moved out
Ferguson, Alfred  
Ferguson, Chas  
Ferguson, Thos  
Ferguson, Uriah single freeman
French, Lyman transfer to Caleb H. Miller
French, Seabury G.  
Fries, Jacob  
Fries, Jas  
Fries, Jas M.  single freeman
Garrison, Justice  
Garrison, Richard A. transfer to Joshua G. Spencer
Gibson, Allen  
Gifford, Watson Watson crossed out and Whiting written in
Goodrich, Elijah house & lot, house & lot, store house, transfer from John Osgood and William Osgood
Gordon, James transfer to Peter Knapp
Gordon, Samuel  
Griswold, David  
Gustin, Jesse moved away
Gustin, Saml moved away
Hall, Benjamin moved in, transfer from Jacob Steel
Hazen, Luke  
Holding, Daniel Jr.  
Hopps, Wm shoemaker
House, R. W. house & lot, blacksmith
Hubbard, Alanson  
Ingals, Aaron single freeman
Ingals, Wm S.  
Jennings, Mary  
Jeroleman, Jas  
Jones & Nobles sawmill
Jones, Silas sawmill
Killgore moved
Knapp, Ananias single freeman
Knapp, Jas  
Knapp, L. W.  
Knapp, Peter transfer from Jas Gordon
Knapp, W. R.  
Knapp, Zephaniah  
Larned, John T. transfer to Wm Burges
Lawrence, Caleb  
Lawrence, Daniel  
Lawrence, Ira moved
Lawrence, Leslie  
Leonard, Curtis H.  
Lewis, Dennis  
Lucas, Anna  
Lucas, Uriah  
Lukes, James  
Lytle, Thomas  
Mapes, Milton single freeman
Mapes, Partial  
Marvin, Seth  
Miller, Caleb H. transfer from Lyman French
Miller, Jonathan  
Miller, Joseph  
Miller, Robert  
Moore, Amos  
Moore, Theophilus  
More, Israel const
More, Joseph  
Mosher, Jared transfer to Jacob Peckham
Mosier, Humphrey  
Nickerson, Asahel  
Nickerson, Asahel Jr.  
Nickerson, Esquire  
Nobles, Alonzo transfer from Benjamin Seely
Norris, Edward  
Odle, Silas  
Osgood, George M.  
Osgood, James I.  
Osgood, John house & lot, transfer to Elijah Goodrich
Osgood, Shubal  
Osgood, Wm moved out, house & lot, store house, transfer to Elijah Goodrich
Parmenter, Stephen transfer from John Vansckiver
Pearce, Nathan transfer from Joel Farris
Peckham, Jacob moved in, transfer from Wm Buchanan, transfer from Jerad Mosher
Perry, John  
Pettengill, Daniel moved
Pettengill, George D. moved out
Pettengill, Jas moved
Phelps, John moved
Potter, Nicholas  
Potter, Sarah  
Pretzsman, David  
Ranny, Hiram transfer from Wm Burges
Reed, John  
Reed, Nichols L.  
Rhodes, Danl S. moved out, transfer to Wm Carr
Roberts, Edward  
Roberts, H. B.  
Roe, Jas  
Roosa, Egbet  
Rowley, Shubal  
Rowley, Shubal Jr. justice
Roy, Alexander  
Rozell, James non resident
Sarles, John  
Sawyer, Ami H.  
Sawyer, Ruel  
Sayre, Whittington sawmill, transfer to David Sayre
Sayres, David transfer from Whittington Sayres
Sayres, Wm M.  
Seely, Alexander transfer to Nathan Shepard
Seely, Alfred  
Seely, Benjamin transfer to Alonzo Nobles, transfer to Charles Colony
Seely, Caleb  
Seely, Chas  
Seely, James moved, transfer to Nathan Shepard
Seely, Jas Jr.  
Seely, Samuel  
Seely, Strong  
Seely, William moved out, transfer to John Brownell
Shepherd, Nathan transfer from Alexander Seeley, transfer from Jas Seeley
Shepherd, Wm non resident
Shepphard, Jesse transfer from James M. Edsall
Sherman, George  
Sherman, Leml  
Sherman, Leml Jr.  
Shuart, Wm  
Smedley, Wm shoemaker
Smith & Gillett  
Smith, Orr moved in, transfer from Edward Spalding
Smith, S. L.  
Smith, Timothy  
Smith, William H?  
Spalding, Edwd moved, transfer to Orr Smith
Spencer, Joshua G. transfer from Richard Garrison
Stafford, Samuel single freeman
Stafford, Uriah  
Stelle, Jacob transfer to Benjamin Hall
Stowell & Grinnell  
Stowel, Elijah  
Strong, Danl  
Strong, John  
Stryker, Peter transfer from Joseph More
Stull, Chilleon moved in, transfer from Hiram Warner
Sturdevant, Jas or Jos  
Terwilliger, Alfred  
Terwilliger, Jas  
Value, Wm L.  
Vansckiver, John transfer to Stephen Parmenter
Vansckiver, Peter  
Vanwert, Wm  
Ward, Moses  
Warner, Hiram moved out, transfered to Chilleon Stull
Warner, Jas  
Warner, T. B.  
Warner, Thos  
Wells, Isaac non resident
Westbrook, Abraham  
Westbrook, Wm  
Whortendyke, Abraham  
Wilson, Jas  
Willson, Jas ? single freeman
Wing, Lorenzo innkeeper
Wylie, W. P.  
Dec 9, 1839  

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 07/28/2001
By Joyce M. Tice