Wells County, Indiana Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479
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Wells County Courthouse<br> 102 W Market Street<br> Bluffton, IN 46714<br> Phone: 219.824.6479  
 
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County Health Department has&nbsp;birth and death records; <br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records from&nbsp;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 style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </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  ====
 
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Well County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
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*History of Well County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*History of Well County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
  
*Tyndall, John W., and O. E. Lesh. 1975. ''Standard history of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana: an authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and country''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.)&nbsp; 977.27 H2t FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|191504|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/standard-history-of-adams-and-wells-counties-indiana-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-an-extended-survey-of-modern-developments-in-the-progress-of-town-and-country/oclc/3032755&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhistawcty01chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=84909 Family History Archive]&nbsp;&nbsp; Vol. 2&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/standardhistoryo02tynd INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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*Tyndall, John W., and O. E. Lesh. 1975. ''Standard history of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana: an authentic narrative of the past, with an extended survey of modern developments in the progress of town and country''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, Inc.)&nbsp; 977.27 H2t FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|191504|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/standard-history-of-adams-and-wells-counties-indiana-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-an-extended-survey-of-modern-developments-in-the-progress-of-town-and-country/oclc/3032755&referer=brief_results other library]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Vol. 1 [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhistawcty01chic INTERNET ARCHIVE]; name index: {{FSbook|115109}} - free; Vol. 2&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/standardhistoryo02tynd INTERNET ARCHIVE]
  
 
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*Newspaper Clipping&nbsp; [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html#military INGen Web]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
 
*Newspaper Clipping&nbsp; [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html#military INGen Web]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
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*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana (1938) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== 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

Occupations

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).