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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wells County''' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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 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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1835--'''Wells County was created 7 February 1835&nbsp;from Allen, Delaware and 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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'''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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Adams County, Indiana|Adams]]
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*[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen]]
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*[[Blackford County, Indiana|Blackford]]
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*[[Grant County, Indiana|Grant]]
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*[[Huntington County, Indiana|Huntington]]
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*[[Jay County, Indiana|Jay]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>
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*Cemeteries of Well County&nbsp;[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/contents.html INGen Web]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]
US Vol. 5 page 193 - Prairieview Cemetery
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_wellsapostolic.php Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery]
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*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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US Vol. 5 page 193 - Prairieview Cemetery  
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Individual Cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=31591 Spider Hill Cemetery, Bluffton] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}
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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])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*History of Well County&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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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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==== Maps  ====
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*Maps and Gazetteers&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/maps/ Linkpendium]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Military Records and Hisrtoies&nbsp; [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Linkpendium]
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Civil War
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;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&nbsp;Well County.
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*[[11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|11th Regiment]],&nbsp;Indiana Cavalry, Company C
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*[[13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|13th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H&nbsp;
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*[[16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|16th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company&nbsp;K
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*[[34th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|34th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K
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*[[47th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|47th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies A, and K
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299118563652_332" />[[75th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|75th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company K
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*[[88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|88th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[101st Regiment, Indiana Infantry|101st Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B and&nbsp;G&nbsp;
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*[[130th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|130th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E
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*[[138th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I
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*[[153rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|153rd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and G
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*[[155th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|155th Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company F
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*[[28th US Colored Troops|28th US Colored Troops]], Addition Recruits for Colored Troops
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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]
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==== Occupations  ====
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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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==== School Records  ====
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*Partial School Enumeration of Harrison Township, Wells County, Indiana (1844, 1849) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/floyd/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=198281&subject_disp=Indiana%2C+Wells&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Wells|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Wells/ Wells County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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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 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).