Martha WELLS was born in Iowa (don't know where) about 1829.Married Amos Woodward BUTCHER in 1847 in Morgan County, IL (Illinois).
Martha and Amos had three known children:John (married Jane LITER, 1st married to a man named MASSEY), Sarah E. (married William LOUGHARY), and James Albert (married Emma Caroline EVANS, 1st married to John DAVIS).
She passed away at age 31 years due to "lingering dropsy" (probably due to diabetes) in May 1860 in Morgan County, IL.
After Martha passed on, Amos BUTCHER married Catherine STADLER KIRCHER in Cass County, IL. Known children are:Oswell, Margaret, Charles Taylor, Jackson, and also possibly Farrell.
Some known family members moved to the states of OK (Oklahoma) and IA (Iowa).
Don't know who Martha's and Amos's parents and siblings were.Any relatives out there?