Wells Family genealogical records, 1867-1910Manuscript MS-1281

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Wells Family genealogical records, 1867-1910

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Manuscript MS-1281

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Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Albert Wells (1807-1897), principal of Peekskill Academy. Consist of genealogical records of the Wells family.

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Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains genealogical records of the Wells family, beginning with Thomas Wells, who was born in England in 1570. The records were primarily compiled by Albert Wells and relatives. A notebook with obituaries and articles on the Peekskill Academy (subsequently Peekskill Military Academy) is also included.


Albert Wells was born in 1807. He became principal of Peekskill Academy in 1843. Several years later he organized the Highland Cadet Corps to bring military drill and discipline to the academy. He retired from the Academy in 1873. Wells died on March 1, 1897 in Iowa.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Genealogy, 1866-1910

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Box: 1, Dates: 1866-1910

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Notebook with clippings of obituaries for Emma L. Wells, Rev. Noah H. Wells, Jane R. Buckley, Edward Wells Jr., as well as clippings on the Peekskill Academy. , 1867-1908
  • Folder: 2, Notebook with genealogical entries for the Wells, Kilborn, Buch, Buell, Bell, Frost, Swan, Bigelow, Willard, Coates, Burt, Peckham, Bulkley, Barney, Coleman, Skeel, Hassert, Montgomery, Vorhees, Paulsison, Biggam, and Ball families arranged and copied by Albert Wells., 1892-1910

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