Wells, David M., was born in Pendleton, N. Y., March 19, 1849, a son of William and, Ruth (Gillings) Wells, natives of England. The grandparents, William and Martha Wells, came to America when William was but a boy, settling in Pendleton on a farm. The maternal grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Gillings, came to America when Ruth was but thirteen years of age and spent most of his time in Lockport, dealing in fruit. David J. Wells was reared on the farm in Pendleton and made farming his life occupation and now owns the homestead farm. In 1872 he married Flora, daughter of Rufus H. and Betsey J. (Olcott) Weaver, and they have two children; Effie R., wife of Edwin N. Olds of Cambria; and William D. at home. In politics Mr. Wells is a Republican and they are members of the Presbyterian church, Mr. Wells being one of the elders.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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