Category Archives: Wells County

Minnie Bell De Long

Minnie Bell De Long
b. 22 October 1866, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana, to Asa and Hannah Elizabeth (Potee) De Long
d. 22 January 1930, Whitewater, Harvey County, Kansas

m. 24 November 1885, Caldwell County, Missouri
George Dudley Cooley
b. 2 October 1860, Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa
d. 5 August 1930, Whitewater, Harvey County, Kansas

Children with George Dudley Cooley:
• Martin Fredrick (1886-1959)
• Anna Estrella (1888-1965)
• Lula Belle (1891-1971)
• John Asa (1893-1964)
• Hobart Lorain (1896-1988)
• Mary Elizabeth (1899-1976)
• George Franklin (1902-1975)
• Mose N. (1905-1915)
• Jennie Viola (b. 1908)
• Guy Everet (1912-1974)

Minnie resided in Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana, until her departure in 1869 for Kingston, Caldwell
County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Elizabeth Hendrixson
Witchita KS

Eli Cutshall

Eli Cutshall
b. 1815, Maryland, to Samuel and Mary (Darner) Cutshall
d. 30 April 1885, Littleton, Buchanan County, Iowa

m. 23 September 1841, Wells County, Indiana
Dorcas Price
b. April 1823, Pennsylvania
d. 20 September 1911, Littleton, Buchanan County, Iowa

Children with Dorcas Price:

  • Ann Marie
  • Samuel L.
  • Thomas J.
  • Mary J.
  • Sarah M.
  • Kate J.
  • Joseph H.
  • George W.
  • Hester L.
  • Eli G.
  • Charles Wesley
  • infant

In 1837 Eli came from Dayton, Ohio, to near Wallen, Allen County, Indiana, and left in 1856. He and his father had a large farm on the north edge of Allen County.

Submitted by:
Patricia R. Cutshall
Indianapolis IN

Miranda J. Barton

b. August 1842, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
d. 25 March 1915, Girard, Osage County, Kansas

m. 1861, Indiana
Milo F. Wire
d. 9 March 1907, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

Children with Milo F. Wire:

  • Jennie married William Kiehl
  • Clara (d. 1907) married [–?–] Shultz

Miranda emigrated from Bluffton, Indiana, in 1895.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Wakeman Gorham

Wakeman Gorham
b. 12 October 1856, Aboite, Allen County, Indiana, to Marquis de Lafayette and Eunice (Thatcher) Gorham
d. 9 May 1927, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 4 July 1882, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Emma Magley
b. 12 October 1860, Whitley County, Indiana
d. 6 May 1898, Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana

m/2. 1899
Libby [–?–]
b. August 1873, Indiana


  • Pearl Cornelia
  • Oliver Bryan
  • Charles

Wakeman emigrated from Wells County, Indiana, to Marion, Allen County, Ohio, in 1899.

Submitted by:
Robert E. Gorham
Dallas TX

Stephen A Douglas Gorham

Stephen A Douglas “Doug” Gorham
b. 20 October 1862, Allen County, Indiana, to Marquis de Lafayette and Eunice (Thatcher) Gorham
d. 13 February 1929, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

m. 25 December 1884, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Minnie Icey Magley
b. 10 March 1866, Whitley County, Indiana
d. 13 June 1936, Holcomb, Dunklin County, Missouri

Children with Minnie Icey Magley:

  • Carrie May
  • Alfred Carter
  • Earl William
  • Grover Douglas
  • Zeron Turner
  • Helen Deloris
  • Eunice Rosan

Doug operated mills for staves for making barrels in Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, and Louisiana during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. He moved to Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, in the 1890’s.

Submitted by:
Robert E. Gorham
Dallas TX