2. John William Wellman, born 8-2-1779 and died 12-26-1865, who could be considered the father of Wayne County.
3. Nancy Webb Wellman, wife of John Wellman, born 8-22-1782 and died 4-7-1822.
4. Mary Mulligan Wellman, born 2-13-1755 and died 8-??-1847, mother of John Wellman and widow of Bennett Wellman, a revolutionary war soldier.
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Who Is Buried Beneath This Grand Old Tree ??
The Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society called a special meeting Wednesday, September 15, 2010. The meeting was held at the fort gay school athletic field next to the Norfork Southern Railroad and Sunnyside road.
The Wayne County Board of Education is preparing to build a new school, kindergarten through eighth grade on this 8.5 acre tract of land.....
The concerns of the W.C.G.H.S. is to identify, preserve, honor and protect the cemetery that is located on the north end of the football field, under a large hackberry tree. ....
The deed for this property, dated 7-31-1947 in deed book 238 at page 478, is from W.C. Lovely to the Board of Education. This deed is for 8.5 acres, and reserves one-eighth acre as a cemetery.