Sophia Wells was born June 7, 1802, in Orange County, Vt. When quite young, with her parents, she moved to Washington County, Ohio. In 1818 she was married to Henry Wait. In 1824 she and her husband moved to Switzerland County, Ind., where they reared a family of nine children-six girls and three boys-residing there for fifty years. From there they moved to Reynolds, Rock Island county, Ill., in 1874, where she died in peace Sept. 27, 1885. Feb. 9, 1882, she was left a widow. Shortly after they move to Indiana they united with the M.E. church, in which they both remained consistent members until death called them to their reward above. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."-W.H. Witter.
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