Posted By:VirJean Bozarth
Subject:Re: Menetable born abt 1777
Post Date:January 13, 2005 at 05:12:02
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Hello, Judy,

Here is what I have for Mahetable Bozarth Wells --

S-21B MAHETABLE "HETTY" BOZORTH (4) (Joseph3, John2, Simon1)

Mahetable Bozorth, better known as "Hetty," was the daughter of Joseph Bozorth and his wife Elizabeth _______. She was probably born about 1777 in present day Greene County, Pennsylvania, when it was a part of Monongalia County, Virginia.

Mahetable and her brother Joseph, Jr. were witnesses to stepfather Veazy Alexander's consent for the marriage on August 7, 1798 of their brother, Jonathan Bozorth, and Veazy's daughter, Lucy Alexander, in Hardin County, Kentucky. Their names on the consent were given as Mahetable "Bozreth" and Joseph "Bozreth" A copy of Alexander's consent follows:

CONSENT: I do hereby Certify that I have Consented to a Marriage to be had and Solemnisd between Jonathan Bozreth My Stepson and Lucey My Daughter. Given under my hand & Seal this 6th Day of August 1798.
Veazy Alexander {Seal}
Test       Joseph Bozreth
       Mahetable Bozreth

Mahetable Bozorth was probably about 25 years of age when she married Edward Wells about February 9, 1802 in Hardin County, Kentucky. This marriage was unrecorded in the Hardin County records. Note that bondsman Samuel Goldsmith's name was spelled "Goodsmith" in the text of this bond that follows:

BOND: Know all men by these presents that we Edward Wells and Samuel Goodsmith are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard Governor of Kentucky in the full and just sum of fifty pounds Current money to be paid to the said James Garrard and his successors We bind ourselves our heirs &c jointly & firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 9th day of February 1802.
= The Condition of this obligation is such that if there should be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Edwd Wells & Hetty Bozorth for which a License hath this day (been) issued then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force.
Edwd (his X mark) Wells {seal}
A. Wickliff
Samuel Goldsmith              {seal}

There are virtually no cross bars over the letter "t" in this document. Hetty's name is actually written as "Helly." However, it is obvious the name was intended as Hetty and not Helly.

Edward Wells and probable first wife Mary Anderson were married on November 20, 1792 in Nelson County, Kentucky by Josiah Carmen. His marriage to Hetty Bozorth in Hardin County, Kentucky was likely about February 9, 1802, the date of their license. It is probable Edward and Hetty (Bozorth) Wells moved to Christian County, Kentucky with her siblings shortly after her marriage.

Hetty (Bozorth) Wells apparently died between her marriage to Edward and his marriage by William Husk two years and two months later to Patsy Jones on April 12, 1804 in Christian County, Kentucky. It is likely Hetty died in the latter part of 1803 or the early part of 1804 and that Edward may have married a third time to provide a mother for a possible child by Hetty and possible children from his first marriage to Mary Anderson. However I do not know if there was actually any issue from Hetty's marriage to Edward Wells or if this was actually the same Edward Wells who married Patsy Jones. Edward Wells was not in the 1810 Census of Christian County, Kentucky.

Regards, VirJean Potter Bozarth