16. Richard Waln WellsRichard Waln WELLS was born on 23 Sep 1792. He died on 25 Dec 1853. 1850 Census Index, Richard W. Wells, Phi Co., P. 149, Southwark #2.

In 1815-16 he wrote a number of letters to Abigail of his venture as he sailed to Canton, China to make his fortune.


He was married to Abigail GRIFFITTS on 3 Apr 1817 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

17.Abagail GriffittsAbigail GRIFFITTS was born in 1791. She died in 1871.

Name found in some charts as 'Griffiths.'

Children were:

child i. William WELLS died INFANT.
child8 ii. Arthur WELLS
child iii. Francis WELLS died in 1886. First name also thought to be Frank
Editor of Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
child iv. Robert WELLS died in 1881.
child v. Samuel Griffith WELLS died in 1863.
child vi. William WELLS died in 1872.
child vii. Richard D WELLS died in 1846.
child viii. Mary G WELLS was born in 1829. She died in 1907.
child ix. Emily WELLS was born in 1833. She died in 1912.