Annie Ward1

#2450, b. circa 1800
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
Birth*circa 18001 
Marriage18 January 1860Roger Parrish; Henry County, Alabama, USA; wife Annis according to 1860 census1,2 
Married Name18 January 1860Parrish2 
(Resident) Census26 August 1860Roger Parrish, AL Henry Co Census 1860; Abbeville, Beat #8, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "Roger Parrish", age 70, farmer, $5000 real estate, $10000 personal, born SC, married within the year, read/write no;
"Annis Parrish", female age 60, born SC, married within the year, read/write no.2 

Citations

  1. [S326] Jordan R. Dodd, compiler, Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800-1920 (Provo, UT: Myfamily.com, Inc, 1999), Henry County. Hereinafter cited as American Marriage Collection: Alabama.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, AL, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Brasley Ward1

#999, b. circa 1797
Last Edited29 May 2016

Family

Walter Peyton Balcom b. c 1800
Child 1.William J. Balkcom+1 b. c 1824
Birth*circa 1797South Carolina, USA1 
Married Name14 March 1822Balcom1 
Marriage*14 March 1822Walter Peyton Balcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA2 
Census*1850Walter Peyton Balcom; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; in HH# 684, 50 years old, born in Ga, and living with his wife, and his brother, John. Living beside him is his son William J. and his family.3 
Resident: John P. Balkcom
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; as 52 years old, born in South Carolina. Her first name is listed as Usley.3 
Witness: Walter Peyton Balcom

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Mary Ward1

#1002, b. circa 1801, d. between 1850 and 1860
Last Edited26 May 2001

Family

Alexander Balkcom b. 1802
Marriage*24 October 1822Alexander Balkcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA3 
Children 1.Nancy Louise Balkcom+ b. 1825
 2.Catherine Balkcom+ b. 1826
 3.Sarah Balkcom b. 1828
 4.Walter P Balkcom b. 1829
 5.Joseph M Balkcom b. 1842
Name VariationPolly2 
Birth*circa 1801South Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*24 October 1822Alexander Balkcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA3 
Married Name24 October 1822Balcom1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 48 years old, born in S.C. and living with her husband, Alexander, and their two sons, Walter P. and Joseph M.4 
Witness: Alexander Balkcom
Death*between 1850 and 1860Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1860AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 58 years old, born in SC, and living with her husband, Alexander.2 
Witness: Alexander Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 199, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Permelia Ward1

#1411, b. 1815
Last Edited2 Sep 2006

Family

James J. Galloway b. 1813
Children 1.Harry Galloway2 b. c 1838
 2.Mary M. Galloway2 b. c 1846
Birth*1815South Carolina, USA2 
Married Name12 June 1831Galloway1 
Marriage*12 June 1831James J. Galloway; Henry County, Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Henry Co Census 1850; Southern District, HH #971, Henry County, Alabama, USA; female age 35, born in SC.2 
Witness: James J. Galloway

Citations

  1. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, page 444A of original census, hand marked page 885, ancestry.com pg 135., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Viola Ward1

#1328, b. after 1855
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited1 Jan 2006
Birth*after 1855date total guess based on guessed marriage date 
Marriage*after 1880Curtis Brannon1 
Married NameBrannon1 

Citations

  1. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.

W. H. Ward1

#2220, b. circa 1806
Last Edited25 Jun 2005
Birth*circa 1806South Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census14 October 1850Jesse Washington Galloway, AL Henry Co Census 1850; Southern District, HH#645, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J.W. Galaway", age 34, head.

Complete household:
"J.W. Galaway", age 34, born in SC, farmer, assets $450;
"Lucilda Galaway", female age 28, born in Georgia;
"Wm W. Galaway", age 13, born in Alabama;
"Jas B. Galaway", male age 12, born in Alabama;
"Mary A. Galaway", age 8, born in Alabama;
"Ransom Galaway", male age 5, born in Alabama;
"Thos. J. Galaway", male age 3, born in Alabama;
"Sarah Galaway", age 1, born in Alabama;
"Wm Galaway", male age 70, farmer, born in SC;
"W. H. Ward", male age 44, farmer, assets $400., born in SC.2 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, census pg 422, image 92 at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Page 422A of the original census, image pg 94, Ancestry.com.

Josephine Warren1

#1023, b. say 1850
Last Edited2 Jan 2010
Birth*say 1850Quitman County, Georgia, USA; date estimated, for sort purposes only; birth probably in this county although not confirmed 
Note*daughter of Luther Warren2 
Married Name8 October 1871Balkcom1 
Marriage*8 October 1871Alexander Balkcom; Georgia, USA2 
(Witness) Residence1892Alexander Balkcom; Worth County, Georgia, USA; moved from Quitman County2 
(Witness) Death25 December 1925Alexander Balkcom; Worth County, Georgia, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  2. [S355] Lillie Martin Grubbs, History of Worth County, Georgia , The First Eight Years, 1854 - 1934 (Macon, Georgia: The J. W. Grubbs Company, 1934), page 490.

Josephine Warren1

#1120, b. circa 1840
Last Edited17 Feb 2002
Birth*circa 1840Georgia, USA; note the other Josephine Warren married Alexander Balkcom 1871.1 
(Resident) Census6 August 1850William E. Mathews, GA Crawford Co Census 1850; Division No. 20, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; "Wm E. Mathews" head of household, male age 24, occupation grocer, real estate $110, born in Georgia;

"Nancy Mathews", age 20, born in England;
"Josephine Mathews", age 1, born in Georgia;
"Josephine Warren", age 10, born in Georgia.

Note close proximity to household of James Madison Mathews (age 34) b. South Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, GA, Crawford Co p 386A hh 71, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

William Waters1,2

#2012, b. circa 1815
ChartsDescendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited11 Jan 2004
Birth*circa 1815Birthdate determined from listed age 45 in 1860 census.3,4 
Marriage*before 1849Charlotte Brannon; John Brannon's will in 1849 names William Waters as son-in-law.5,3,6 

Citations

  1. [S227] John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection, citing paper "in Mrs. Smith's possession", Compiler John Carroll Skinner, Old Darlington District Chapter of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, Hartsville, SC.
  2. [S245] Will Books, Darlington County South Carolina, Will of John Brannon names son-in-law William Waters, will transcribed by researcher John Carroll Skinner, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
  3. [S272] Wills, Kershaw County, South Carolina, Will of father-in-law John Brannen, extracted by John Carroll Skinner. Will Book A page 151, Recorded January 25, 1850, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Kershaw County, SC, 2nd Division, extracted by researcher John Carroll Skinner, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S204] Researcher J. Dixon, www.rootsweb.com.
  6. [S227] John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection, citing a paper held by a Mrs. Smith, Compiler John Carroll Skinner, Old Darlington District Chapter of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, Hartsville, SC.

Catherine Watson1,2

#1456, b. before 1785
Last Edited13 Mar 2010
Name VariationCaty Watson1 
Birth*before 17851 
Married Name1802Baldwin1 
Marriage*4 January 1802Major Benjamin Baldwin Esq; Greene County, Georgia, USA; The following listing was in the Augusta Chronicle newspaper on 16 Jan 1802: "Baldwin, Benjamin, esq. of Oglethorpe Co., and Watson, Miss Caty of Green Co., m. 1/5/1802". This is a second marriage, after first wife's death.1,2,3,4 
(Witness) Death24 May 1815Major Benjamin Baldwin Esq; Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA; the following listing was in the Athens Gazette on 6/1/1815: "Baldwin, Major Benjamin, 50 yrs., d. 5/24/1815 at his plantation in Oglethorpe Co. Wife and 6 children mostly grown survive."1 

Citations

  1. [S157] Mary Bondurant Warren, Marriages and Deaths 1763-1820, Abstracted from Extant Georgia Newspapers (; Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1968), Library of Congress.
  2. [S180] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Georgia Marriage Records (St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): n.pub., c1985), Greene County 1788-1875. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Marriage Records.
  3. [S127] Virginia and Ralph Wood, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery 1805 (n.p.: Greenwood Press, 1964), Table "Family Heads 1805 Georgia". Hereinafter cited as Georgia Land Lottery 1805.
  4. [S296] Augusta Chronicle, (Augusta, Georgia:, 16 January 1802.

Ann Wells1

#1987, b. before 1790
Last Edited2 May 2003
Father*Jacob Wells1 b. b 1770
Birth*before 17901 
Married Namebefore December 1806Sloan1 

Citations

  1. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Jacob Wells, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.

Barbara Wells1

#1669, b. before 1756, d. 1802
Last Edited9 Mar 2015
Father*Henry Wells1 b. s 1750
Birth*before 17562 
NicknameBarbary 
Married Namebefore 1785Murphy1,3 
Marriage*before 1785Timothy Murphy1,3 
(Witness) Will7 April 1787Timothy Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Property was divided between wife Barbary and neighbor William Murphy.

7 Apr 1787 - Apr Court 1787

"... wife BARBARY slaves Jack an old fellow, Blainey, Black Jupiter, Yellow Jupiter, Lucy, Jean and Child Called London and after her Decease Equally
Divided Amongst all the Children of my Friend WILLIAM MURPHEY & ELISABETH his present Wife Except his Son TIMOTHY which is to be otherwise provided for; wife BARBARY Dureing her Natural life all my Horses, Hogs, Cattle, Sheep, poultry, Household Stock of Every nature or Kind, Kitchen furniture, Plantation Tools & c and at her Decease Equally Divided amongst the Children of WM. MURPHEY aforesaid and Elisabeth his wife; WILLIAM MURPHEY negro Grace and her two Children Stephen and Hannah; TIMMOTHY Son of WM MURPHEY Slaves Jack, Cato, Arthur, Chloe and Celah and Should he Die without heirs of his Body then Equally Divided amongst the Surviving Children of the Said WM MURPHEY and ELISABETH his wife; Friend TIMOTHY BRYAN negro Jerry, one hundred acres in Newhanover County nigh the Mouth of Rockfish; DANIEL, a Son of FRANCIS GIBSON a Small Tract on a branch of Stockinghead be the place whereon the Said FRANCIS GIBSON now lives; JACOB son of HENRY WELLS Dec'd. Five Shillings Sterling Money of Great Brittain.

extrs: wife BARBARY, JAMES KENAN, WILLIAM DICKSON, JOSEPH DICKSON

wit: JACOB WELLS, WILLIAM (sign) KNOWLES, WILLIAM WELLS
signed: Timmothy (sign) Murphey"1,4 
Cen-Head*1800NC Duplin Co Census 1800; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; female age 45 or over, with 9 slaves, adjacent to William Murphy household. This William Murphy is likely the brother of Barbary's deceased husband Timothy.2 
Will*1802Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; The will names slave Yellow Jupiter. It was entered in court in the July Term 1802. "Yellow Jupiter have leave to choose his own Master and that he shall have the mare and colt and three cows and calves and one yearlin, one plough, one ax, one drawing knife, one hoe, one cart, six plates, four boles, two mugs, one pot." extr: brother Frederick Wells; wit: John Matthis, Mary (sign) Murphy, Mary (sign) Brown; signed: Barbara (sign) Murphy.

Note that Jupiter was then in 1810 ordered by the court sold at public auction. This was related to the estate of William Murphy and Elizabeth Murphy, both deceased, and proceeds were directed to be used to benefit minor Henry Murphy, son of William and Elizabeth. This must mean that Jupiter remained part of the estate until 1810, and it seems to contradict the wishes of Barbary.3 
Death*1802Duplin County, North Carolina, USA3 
Probate*19 July 1802Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Last Will & Testament of Barbara Murphy Exhibited and proved by John Matthis, one of the subscribing witnesses & at same time Frederick Wells, Ex'r named in said Will, Qualified." The court also ordered the Executor to sell as much of the estate as sufficient to discharge debts.5 
Probate*20 January 1803Timothy Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Court order recorded concurrence with a division of Negroes of the Estate of Tim Murphy in accordance with his will, with wife Barbary having died.5 

Citations

  1. [S174] Researcher K. Ricker, reference date 5 Feb 2001.
  2. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, North Carolina, page 410. Extract from compilation "1800 Census of North Carolina" located at Md Historical Society, Baltimore. Also in image 13 at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Timothy Murphy, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.
  4. [S247] William L. Murphy, Duplin County Wills , extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC, Duke University Libraries.
  5. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Abstract of Minutes , 1-10 (, Part 5, 1798-1803; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1980-1995), Duke University Libraries.

Barbery Wells1

#1986, b. before 1790
Last Edited2 May 2003
Father*Jacob Wells1 b. b 1770
Birth*before 17901 
Married Namebefore December 1806Linton1 

Citations

  1. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Jacob Wells, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.

Elizabeth Wells1

#1670, b. before 1765
Last Edited25 May 2003
Father*Jacob Wells2 b. b 1770

Family

William Murphy b. b 1755, d. c 1804
Children 1.Timothy Murphy+1 b. bt 1774 - 1779, d. 1827
 2.Anna Murphy1 b. c 1783
 3.Esther Murphy1 b. c 1786
 4.Elizabeth Murphy+1 b. c 1790
 5.Henry Murphy1 b. bt 1794 - 1804
Birth*before 17653 
Marriage*after 1770William Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Married Nameafter 1770Murphy1 
(Witness) Estate23 July 1806Timothy Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Allowed Elizabeth Murphy $15 out of Henry Murphys part of Estate of Timothy Murphy, dec'd as compensation for maintainance of him, said Henry Murphy, for one year commending from this date."4 
Cen-Head*1810NC Duplin Co Census 1810; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; female age over 45, with females 2 u10, 2 16-25, 1 26-44; males 1 10-15, 1 16-25. She lived adjacent to (probable) son Timothy Murphy.3 

Citations

  1. [S174] Researcher K. Ricker, reference date 5 Feb 2001.
  2. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Jacob Wells, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.
  3. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Duplin County NC image page 42, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Abstract of Minutes , 1-10 (, Part 7, 1805-1809; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1980-1995), Duke University Libraries.

Henry Wells1

#2000, b. say 1750
Last Edited19 Feb 2004

Family

Child 1.Barbara Wells1 b. b 1756, d. 1802
Birth*say 17501 

Citations

  1. [S174] Researcher K. Ricker, reference date 5 Feb 2001.

Jacob Wells1

#1981, b. before 1770
Last Edited2 May 2003

Family

Children 1.Elizabeth Wells+1 b. b 1765
 2.Jacob Wells1 b. b 1790
 3.William Wells1 b. b 1790
 4.Jean Wells1 b. b 1790
 5.Mary Wells1 b. b 1790
 6.Barbery Wells1 b. b 1790
 7.Ann Wells1 b. b 1790
Death*Duplin County, North Carolina, USA1 
Birth*before 17701 
Will*5 December 1806Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; The will was proved in court April Term 1808. It named sons Jacob and William, and daughters Jean Stallings, Mary Boney, Barbery Linton, Ann Sloan, and Elizabeth Murphy, granddaughter Esther Murphy, and other grandchildren.
1 

Citations

  1. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Jacob Wells, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.

Jacob Wells1

#1982, b. before 1790
Last Edited2 May 2003
Father*Jacob Wells1 b. b 1770
Birth*before 17901 

Citations

  1. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Jacob Wells, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.

Jean Wells1

#1984, b. before 1790
Last Edited2 May 2003
Father*Jacob Wells1 b. b 1770
Birth*before 17901 
Married Namebefore December 1806Stallings1 

Citations

  1. [S247] William L. Murphy, Genealogical Abstracts Duplin County Wills 1730-1860 (, Will of Jacob Wells, extracted from Will Book in Clerk of Court Office, Kenansville, NC; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1982), Duke University Libraries.

Lillie Jo Wells

#1958, b. 28 July 1929, d. 3 March 2009
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited10 Jul 2016
RelationshipNiece of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William Lowell Wells b. 17 Dec 1898, d. 15 Feb 1969
Mother*Mae Estelle Balkcom b. 10 Oct 1897, d. 19 Mar 1989
Birth*28 July 1929Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA1 
Married Nameafter 1940Callison 
(Resident) Census9 April 1940(Head of Household) William Lowell Wells, Mae Estelle Balkcom; 102 Pine Avenue, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; see attached census page -
"Lowell W. Wells, head, age 42, renting, monthly rent $5, birth state unknown, reported having lived in Erick in 1935;
May E. Wells, wife, age 42;
Wilford Wells, son, age 19, single, working as attendant at gasoline filling station;
Wayne Wells, son, age 17;
Lola Mae Wells, daughter, age13;
Lillie Jo Wells, daughter, age 10."

Lowell and Mae Wells lived two blocks from Mae's brother Euel Balkcom and his family.2
Death*3 March 2009Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA; "Lillie Jo Callison", parents Mae Estell (Balkcom) Wells and William Lowell Wells. Burial at Erick, Oklahoma.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index, Lillie J. Callison online at http://www.familysearch.org
  2. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick city, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S447] U. S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, www.ancestry.com, Lillie Jo Callison. Hereinafter cited as U. S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection.

Lola Mae Wells

#1956, b. 16 May 1926, d. 7 February 2006
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited28 Apr 2012
RelationshipNiece of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William Lowell Wells b. 17 Dec 1898, d. 15 Feb 1969
Mother*Mae Estelle Balkcom1 b. 10 Oct 1897, d. 19 Mar 1989
Birth*16 May 1926Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2 
(Resident) Census11 April 1930(Head of Household) William Lowell Wells, Mae Estelle Balkcom; Erick Township excluding Erick Town, hh121, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup District 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; see attached census page -
"W. L. Wells", head, male age 31, living on a farm, born in Texas, parents born in Texas, farmer, age 22 at marriage;
"May Wells", female age 31, married at age 22, born in Alabama, parents born in Alabama;
"Welford Wells", male age 9, born in Oklahoma, father born in Texas, mother in Alabama;
"Wayne Wells", male age 7, born in Oklahoma, father born in Texas, mother in Alabama;
"Lolamae Wells", female age 3 11/12, born in Oklahoma, father born in Texas, mother in Alabama.1
(Resident) Census9 April 1940(Head of Household) William Lowell Wells, Mae Estelle Balkcom; 102 Pine Avenue, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; see attached census page -
"Lowell W. Wells, head, age 42, renting, monthly rent $5, birth state unknown, reported having lived in Erick in 1935;
May E. Wells, wife, age 42;
Wilford Wells, son, age 19, single, working as attendant at gasoline filling station;
Wayne Wells, son, age 17;
Lola Mae Wells, daughter, age13;
Lillie Jo Wells, daughter, age 10."

Lowell and Mae Wells lived two blocks from Mae's brother Euel Balkcom and his family.3
Married Namecirca 1952McTaggart 
Death*7 February 2006Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA; see attached obituaries4,5

Citations

  1. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 11, stamped pg 174, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S58] Researcher Lola McTaggart.
  3. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick city, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, Ancestry.com. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection [database on-line]. Original source Parsons Sun, Parsons, Kansas.
  5. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, Obituary of Lola McTaggart, Ancestry.com. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection [database on-line]. Original source Tulsa World, Tulsa, Oklahoma.