Wells Burial Grounds
Wells Burying Ground
The following list of burials in the Wells Burying Ground at Avella was compiled by
Albert Miller of Avella, Penna., R.D.2
George Plummer died October 3, 1865 aged 79 years 10 mos 12 days
In memory of Rebecca Wells, wife ofBuzaleel Wells, who died July 9, 1795 aged 25 years
(Buzaleel Wells, the founder of Stuebenville, was a son of Alexander Wells.)
In memory of Leah Wells, who departed this life Jan. 20, 1815 A.D. aged 86 years.
In memory of Alexander Wells, who departed this life Dec. 9, 1813 aged 86 years.
Leah, consort of George Plummer, daughter of R. and H. Wells died April 1, 1845, aged
50 years, 3 mos 17 days.
Holen Wells, consort of Richard Wells, departed this life July 22, 182? Aged 50 years.
In memory of George Wells Plummer, died April 5, 1829 aged 11 years, 6 mos. and 17 days.
Notes: Alexander Wells settled Cross Creek in 1772. Husband of Leah Owings Wells, and
father of Buzaleel Wells, the founder of Steubenville.
The inscription, I.A., on a gravestone in the Cross Creek Cemetery and listed as "un-known"
in Simpson's History of the Cross Creek Graveyard, is the grave of Jonas Amspoker, a
Revolutionary War veteran who settled in Cross Creek Township in 1776, but what is now in
Brooke County, W.Va. near the (state) line. This gravestone was made and carved by his grand-
son who made an I for a J. Jonas Amspoker died in 1795. The inscription was made like this
I A and the grave is near a large monument (Donaldson?) This information was given to me
by a direct descendant of this pioneer; John C. Amspoker.
Received March 19, 1956 Albert Miller...
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