The following data is extracted from Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York.
Samuel Wells was born in Suffolk county, England. He was a well known musician who traveled extensively both in this country and abroad, and for a number of years was engaged in the book and music business in Portsmouth and Newark, Ohio. His death occurred in 1879. He married Emma Rand. Children: 1. Samuel Sylvester, born in England; married a niece of General Benjamin W. Brice, U. S. A., died leaving a widow and five children. 2. Joshua Rand, died in 1906; was married and had ten children. 3. Frederick I., born in Newark, Ohio, in 1840; married and has a family of ten children. 4. Henri E., see forward. 5. Arthur E., born in Newark, Ohio, in 1845; is married and has four children. 6. Mary, born in Portsmouth, Ohio; married D. W. Hunt, and has five children. 7. Sophia J., born in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1847; married Frank Wells and has three sons. 8. Lillian A., born in Binghamton, New York, in 1849; married Henry Wells and has one child. 9. Ella Louise, born in Binghamton, New York, in 1851 ; died young.
Source: Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York