Wells County, Indiana Genealogy

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Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479  
 
Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479  
  
County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837<br>and probate records from 1838.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Health Department has birth and death records.<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837<br>and probate records from 1838.<br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1835--'''Wells County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]], [[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] and [[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Bluffton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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'''1835--'''Wells County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]], [[Delaware County, Indiana|Delaware]] and [[Randolph County, Indiana|Randolph]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp; '''Bluffton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*Partial School Enumeration of Harrison Township, Wells County, Indiana (1844, 1849) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Wells County Courthouse
102 W Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714
Phone: 219.824.6479

County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from 1837
and probate records from 1838.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1835--Wells County was created 7 February 1835 from Allen, Delaware and Randolph Counties.
County seat:  Bluffton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

US Vol. 5 page 193 - Prairieview Cemetery

Individual Cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Wells County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Well County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Well County.

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells County, Indiana 217 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).