Selected Families and Individuals


William Wiggins was born 1 about 1788 in , Nicolas, Kentucky. He married 2 Elizabeth Ashcroft Wells on 15 Mar 1810 in , Nicolas, Kentucky.

Elizabeth Ashcroft Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Aug 1792 in , , Virginia. She was buried 2 in 1845 in , Nicolas, Kentucky. She married 3 William Wiggins on 15 Mar 1810 in , Nicolas, Kentucky.


Robert Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 20 Jun 1802 in , , Kentucky. He married 2 Isabella Thomas on 26 Feb 1827.

Isabella Thomas was born 1 in 1806 in , , Kentucky. She died 2 on 26 Feb 1827. She married 3 Robert Wells on 26 Feb 1827.


Nathan Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Jun 1791 in , , Virginia. He married 2 Jane Guffin on 28 Mar 1810 in , Bracken, Kentucky.

Jane Guffin was born 1 about 1795 in , Bracken, Kentucky. She married 2 Nathan Wells on 28 Mar 1810 in , Bracken, Kentucky.


Andrew Ward was born 1 about 1795 in , , Kentucky. He married 2 Nancy Wells on 18 Jun 1823.

Nancy Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 14 Mar 1789 in , , Kentucky. She died 2 in 1878. She married 3 Andrew Ward on 18 Jun 1823.


William Mitchell was born 1 about 1792 in , , Kentucky. He married 2 Drucilla Wells on 11 Mar 1819.

Drucilla Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Feb 1796 in , , Kentucky. She married 2 William Mitchell on 11 Mar 1819.


Daniel Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 27 Oct 1811 in , , Kentucky. He married Lucinda Collins.

Lucinda Collins was born 1 about 1815 in , , Kentucky. She married Daniel Wells.


Edmund Collins.

Battle, Perrin & Kniffin. Kentucky: A History of the State. Robertson County. 1887.
Riley Wells, M.D.3, [William W.2, Aaron1] of Mt. Olivet, Robertson County, Ky., was born October 5, 1830, and is a son of William W. and Matilda (Collins) Wells, the latter a relative of Collins, the Kentucky historian. William W. Wells was born near Washington, Mason County, and was a son of Aaron Wells, of Irish birth, who came from Pennsylvania and settled near Washington, on what is now known as Wells Creek, and who came down the Ohio river under the fire of ambusorded [sic]1 Indians; subsequently he took an active part in the war of 1812. Edmund Collins, maternal grandfather of Dr. Wells, was of English descent, and an early settler of Mason County, Ky. William W. was born December 16, 1800, and died June 11, 1872, having been a farmer all his active life.

He had the following children:

  F i Marla Collins

Riley Wells [Parents] was born 1 on 5 Oct 1830 in Mt Olivet, Robertson, Kentucky. He died 2 on 17 Apr 1901. He married 3 Elizabeth Brown in Dec 1860.

Battle, Perrin & Kniffin. Kentucky: A History of the State. Robertson County. 1887.
Riley Wells, M.D.3, [William W.2, Aaron1] of Mt. Olivet, Robertson County, Ky., was born October 5, 1830, and is a son of William W. and Matilda (Collins) Wells, the latter a relative of Collins, the Kentucky historian. William W. Wells was born near Washington, Mason County, and was a son of Aaron Wells, of Irish birth, who came from Pennsylvania and settled near Washington, on what is now known as Wells Creek, and who came down the Ohio river under the fire of ambusorded [sic]1 Indians; subsequently he took an active part in the war of 1812. Edmund Collins, maternal grandfather of Dr. Wells, was of English descent, and an early settler of Mason County, Ky. William W. was born December 16, 1800, and died June 11, 1872, having been a farmer all his active life. Riley Wells was reared on the home farm, received an academical education and in 1854 began the study of medicine under Dr. Holmes, of Mt. Olivet. He at once began practice, which he has since continued with more than ordinary success. In December, 1860, he married Miss Elizabeth Brown, daughter of John Brown, of Nicholas County, and to this union have been born two children: Joseph E., a graduate of the Ohio Medical College, and Mary M. The Doctor is United States examiner of applicants for pensions, is the owner of six hundred acres adjoining the town; is a Freemason, a Republican, and a member of the Christian Church.

Elizabeth Brown [Parents] was born 1 on 17 May 1840. She married 2 Riley Wells in Dec 1860.

They had the following children:

  M i Joseph E. Wells
  F ii Mary M. Wells

John Brown.John married Mary Tatman.

Mary Tatman.Mary married John Brown.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Brown

Richard Ridgley

Mary M. Wells [Parents].Mary married Richard Ridgley.

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