I, too, have connections to Zachariah Wells in Wise County, Virginia.However, I have also run into quite a few of them. I am trying to make distinctions between them if I can.
1. In the 1860 Census there is a Zachariah Wells, 80 years old living with Israel and Abagail Wampler (so am asuming that Abagail was his daughter) 6 children listed.
2.Same Census, there is Zachariah T. Wells married to Agness Culbertson...he was 62 she ws 59.7 children listed.
3.Same Census, Zachariah J. Wells, age 33, married to Marrissa P. age 39 (I'm thinking that THIS one is the one that is my great-great-grandfather)since there is a Barna B. F. age 4 listed as one of the 3 children..and Barna B. born 1855/56 was my great grandfather.
NOW...I have also located a Zachariah N. Wells whose farm was listed in the survey which was done to establish Wise County in 1856.(he may or may NOT be the same Zachariah, age 80 who was living with the Wampler family.
Would LOVE to be able to tell all these Zachariah's apart and how how they relate to each other.Can anyone out there help?