- Birth Date
- 29 July 1811
- Death Date
- 26 July 1876
The Wells family was in Iowa at the time of the 1850 federal census (enumerated 12 September) and Otha (head of household) is documented in the Valley by the 1852 Bishop's report, so his family must have traveled between 1851 and 1852. Further research is needed to narrow the year of travel and identify the name of the company they traveled with.
If the birth of his daughter, Mary Ellen, on 18 March 1852 in Salt Lake City, or the death of his son, Wilbert, on 13 October 1851 in Utah could be verified, the family could be moved to the 1851 emigration year.
Birth and death dates listed were found in a personal, online family history record (such as Family Tree, Ancestry, or My Heritage), without any accompanying documentation. Further research is needed to verify its accuracy.
- Age at Departure: 35
- Head of Household
- 1850 Iowa Census, Fremont County.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.