Bethia Wells1

F, b. 1655, d. between the 11th & 16th April
FatherWilliam Welles II b. b 10 Feb 1605/6, d. 13 Nov 1671
MotherMarie _____ b. c 1619, d. Apr 1709
     Bethia was born in 1655 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. She married Jonathan Horton I Captain circa 1672 at the Town of Southold. Bethia was the daughter of William Wells. In 1698, Jonathan and Bethia were listed on the Town Census at the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Enumerated in this household were Jonathan Horton, Bathia, Jonathon Jr., William, James, Mehitobel, Mary, Abigaill, Patience. Bethia departed this life between the 11th & 16th April in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.2


Jonathan Horton I Captain b. 23 Feb 1646, d. 23 Feb 1707


  1. [S340] Rev. Charles Welles Hayes, William Welles of Louthold and his Descendants A.D. 1638 to 1878., pages 27 - Bethia Wells m. before 168o, Capt. Jonathan Horton. She is said by the "Salmon Records" to have been aged 8o at her decease in 1733, which would fix her birth in 1653. These "Salmon Records " were a private, yet semi-official register kept for many years, at first by William Salmon, afterwards by other members of the 2d Congregational Society of Southold. Though generally accurate, it often errs in over-estimating ages, especially of old persons, known to the writer only by report. The dates of birth of the other children of William I. and Mary Wells will show the grounds of my probable conclusion as to Bethia's. In regard to her parentage, Mr. Moore says (in a letter of Oct. 29, 1875), " that Bethia was not a sister of John Tuthill, I gather from a general study of the whole, without being able to tell you from memory, perhaps but a small part of the data that influenced me.": 33, & 407.
  2. [S181] William Salmon, The Salmon Records, a Private Registar of Marriages & Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N.Y., and of persons more or less closely associated with that place, 1696-1811., p. 26 - Widow Bethia, relict to Capt. Horton, died between 11th & 16th.