Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
The Wellman family is of old English descent. The Wellman genealogy says that three brothers, Isaac, Thomas and Abraham, came from Wales, England, about 1625, and settled in Lynn, Mass. After a short time Isaac removed to Killingworth, Connecticut. Thomas and Abraham resided in Lynn all their lives. Thomas died Oct. 10, 1672, and his widow, Elizabeth, and children Abigail, Isaac, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary were mentioned in his will.
(I) Abraham Wellman came from Wales, England, and settled in Lynn. He had a son Abraham.
(II) Abraham (2), son of Abraham (1) Wellman, married Elizabeth Cogswell, daughter of John Cogswell, of Ipswich. She died May 10, 1736. His will was dated March 15, 1716, and provides for the widow and living children.
1. Thomas, born Oct. 11, 1667.
2. Elizabeth, born Feb., 1671, died April 24, 1673.
3. Abraham, born Nov. 25, 1673, mentioned below.
4. John, born May 10, 1676, drowned in the Lynn river.
5. Elizabeth, born July 25, 1678.
(III) Abraham (3), son of Abraham (2) Wellman, was born Nov. 25, 1673. He married in 1717, Elizabeth Taylor.
1. Abraham, born in Lynnfield, 1718, shoemaker; married Mehitable Gowing.
2. Jacob, born in Lynn, April 24, 1720, mentioned below.
3. Rev. James, born May 10, 1723, married Nov. 8, 1750, Sarah Barnard; first minister of the church at Cornish, N. H.; died Dec. 18, 1808.
4. Martha, born about 1724, married Jeremiah Brown, of Reading.
(IV) Captain Jacob, son of Abraham (3) Wellman, was born in Lynn April 24, 1720. He removed to Lyndeborough, N. H., where he was a prominent man, and held many positions of trust and responsibility.
He married Jane Johnson, who was of Scotch (Scottish!!) descent.
1. Jacob, born at Dunstable (now Nashua) N. H., Mary 13, 1746.
2. James, born 1747, died in the army during the revolution.
3. Abraham, born 1748, mentioned below.
4. John, born at Lyndeborough, 1749, a farmer; in the revolution; married Ann Thissel; died about 1825.
5. Anna, born 1750, married John Howes.
6. Elizabeth, born 1751, married Joseph Robeson.
(V) Abraham (4), son of Capt. Jacob Wellman, was born in 1748. He was a soldier in the revolution and enlisted for three years in 1777. He was in Capt. Joshua Brown's company, Col. Timothy Bigelow's regiment, from April 10, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1777. Part of the time of his enlistment he was stationed at Van Schack's Island. He was also in Lieut. Osgood Carleton's company, Col. Lewis Niscola's regiment, in 1779, and also in the same company under Capt. Brown in Falmouth. After the war he received a pension. He removed from Lyndeborough to Maine, and settled in Belgrade, Kennebec county.
He married Rebecca Parsons.
1. Nancy, born about 1780, married Bunker Clark, of Farmington, Maine; died about 1812.
2. Abraham, born about 1782, removed to Ohio.
3. John, born April 22, 1787, mentioned below.
4. Rebecca, born 1789, married Russell Braley of Belgrade, brother of her sister's husband; resided in Hallowell, Maine.
5. Fanny, born about 1790, married James Braley, of Belgrade, brother of her sister's husband; resided in Hallowell, Maine.
6. Emeline, married John Young, of Smithfield, Maine.
7. James, born in Belgrade.
9. Lois, married _____ Byanton, of Readfield, Maine.
(VI) John, son of Abraham (4) Wellman, born in Belgrade, Maine, April 22, 1787, died Sept., 1866. He was a farmer and resided all his life on the same farm in Belgrade. He also engaged quite extensively in the lumbering business, and accumulated considerable property.
He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church at Belgrade.
He married (first), Nov. 15, 1807, Lydia Braley, born March 29, 1790, died July 16, 1827. He married (second) Mrs. Sally (Whittier) Judkins.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Melinda, born Feb. 18, 1809.
2. John Parsons, born Jan. 29, 1811, mentioned below.
3. Amos Braley, born Nov. 9, 1812.
4. Sarah Taylor, born June 22, 1815, died March 1, 1852.
5. Lydia, born Oct. 1, 1819, died June 1, 1827.
6. Hiram, born July 16, 1821, died June 1, 1861.
Children of 2d wife:
7. Augusta Wellington, born Jan. 10, 1829.
8. Augustine Llewellyn, born Oct. 22, 1838.
9. Caroline Augusta.
(VII) John Parsons, son of John Wellman, born in Belgrade, Maine, Jan. 29, 1811, died in 1896, in Augusta. He was an enterprising and wealthy farmer during the last fifteen years of his life.
He married, May 8, 1830, Martha C. Jones, daughter of Samuel C. and Nancy Jones, of Belgrade.
1. John Alonzo, born Aug. 27, 1831.
2. Samuel Jones, born March 19, 1833, married May 13, 1855, Louisa B. Leighton, of Belgrade.
3. Martha Angeline, born Sept. 27, 1834, married Ryon H. Fairbanks, of Manchester, March 7, 1857; died June 24, 1858.
4. Mary Jones, born April 10, 1836, married March 30, 1856, George A. Taylor, of Belgrade.
5. Lydia Elizabeth, born July 6, 1837, married Aug. 26, 1855, Samuel H. Leighton, of Belgrade.
6. William Henry Harrison, born Dec. 19, 1839, married Aug. 10, 1862, Delphina E. Bates, of Fairfield.
7. Nancy Maria, born Feb. 25, 1842, married Jan. 1, 1866, Hiram F. Rockwood, of Belgrade.
8. Sarah Octavia, born Nov. 1, 1843, died May 29, 1856.
9. Justin Thomas, born Aug. 1, 1845, died Sept. 5, 1848.
10. Owen Rogers, born April 25, 1847.
11. Eugene Frank, born June 18, 1849, died May 27, 1851.
12. Frank Robbins, born May 15, 1852.
13. John Alphonso, born Dec. 25, 1853, died Feb. 28, 1861.
14. Lonzo Llewellyn, mentioned below.
(VIII) Lonzo Llewellyn, son of John Parsons Wellman, was born in Belgrade, Maine, Aug. 18, 1855. He was educated in the common schools of his native town, and assited his father on the farm there until he came of age. He then learned the carpenter's trade, and in 1878 engaged in the business of moving buildings in Augusta, Maine, and has built up a large and successful business in that section of the state. He has been elected to various positions of trust and honor. He was street commissioner of the city of Augusta two years and is now (1908) superintendent of county road building, having charge of eighty men engaged in the work of his department. He has been a member of the common council. In politics he is a Republican.
He is a member of Augusta Lodge of Free Masons; of Cushnoc Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; of Alpha Council, Royal and Select Masters; of Trinity Commandery, Knights Templar; also of Asylum Lodge of Odd Fellows and was formerly noble grand; Jeptha Encampment, has been chief partriatch; captain of Canton; member of Knights of Pythias, and of Augusta Lodge, No. 964 , B. P. O. Elks. He is a member and has been commodore of the Augusta Yacht Club.
He married (first) Ella Hallett, of Sidney, born 1864, daughter of Allen Hallett, of Sidney. He married (second) Luella William Beals, widow.
Child of 1st wife:
Iona A., born April 2, 1886, married Carl Morton, of Augusta, and has one child, Allen.