Born: 1755; Orange County, North Carolina
The son of Joseph and Charity CARRINGTON Wells who where charter members of the Cane Creek M.M.

Died: April 26, 1817

Buried: Lick Creek Cemetery, near Paoli , Orange Co, Indiana
Goverment Marker placed by Lost River Chapter DAR

Service: Served in Stephen LEE'S Compnay, Col John STARKEY'S Regiment North Carolina Troops
He was dismissed from Quaker membership due to his military sevice in Col. Joh Starkey's Regiment (proof N.C. Revolutionary War Book C, page 93, Revolutionary War National #275640)
He also wrote a paper "Fighting in the Military Company" and furnished money and supplies for the war.
Although he was dismisssed from Cane Creek he was granted a certificate to Lick Creek M.M. near Paoli where he died in 1817.
Also furnished supplies and money

Proof: War Department Records; Accounts of the United States with North Carolina War of Revolution, Book C page 93

Married: 12 March 1785, Esther WARD, daughter of William Ward and Susanna Foulke Blakewell


I also believe that some of his children married in Orange County, IN after his death and some continued their migration.

Directions: Lick Creek Cemetery is located in Section 8 of Paoli Township, Orange Co, Indiana. From the Public Square in Paoli, take US Hwy 150 east aand go about 2 3/4 miles, turn right or south on CR 150E or Lick Creek Church Road, and go about 1/10 of a mile and church and cemetery are on the left.

Rev War patriots Jonathan Lindley and Nathaniel Wells are buried here.

Lick Creek Cemetery

Lick Creek Cemetery

Information collected by Miss Mabel CLAXTON, French Lick, Indiana
Photos and directions to Lick Creek Cemetery courtesy Edward Hitchcock and Larry Hammersley members of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter Bedford, Indiana
Photos were taken November 2001

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