A Guide to the Francis F. Wells Papers, 1828-1862
Francis Flourney Wells (ca. 1800 – 1866) came to Texas in 1824 as a member of one of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred” families. He practiced medicine in Jackson County and founded the town of Texana in 1832 with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Pamelia McNutt Porter. He was present at the Lavaca-Navidad Meeting in 1835 at which the attendees drafted a list of grievances to be sent to the Mexican government. Wells died in Jackson County in 1866.
"WELLS, FRANCIS F.," Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 15, 2015. Uploaded June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
The Francis F. Wells Papers consist largely of receipts and accounts detailing Wells’ financial transactions between 1859 and 1862. Several letters concerning Wells’ personal business accompany these documents. Also included are the baptism certificates for Wells’ daughter, of whom Stephen F. Austin was the godfather and sponsor.
This collection is open for research use.
Francis F. Wells Papers, 1828-1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Neil Byers, April 2015.
Detailed Description of the Papers