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The Lincoln County Extension Council recognized over 500 years of farming history during the 55th annual Extension Council Banquet held January 28. Following will be a history of the farm with a photo of the individual families recognized. Farms recognized include: John and Vera Wells, established 1902.
In 1895, John E. Wells and his wife Harriet, George S. Wells, and William Wells purchased Township #5o in the area of what is known as Okete. In 1900, John E. Wells and his wife Harriet sold their part to George Sherman and William Wells for $1 consideration. In 1902, George Sherman and Mary Ellen Gladney Wells purchased William Wells interest for $1300. They built a home on the farm in 1906. They had five children: Georgia, who died at the age of three; Vecie Emaline, John Samuel, Sherman, who died in infancy; and Murrill Kenneth.
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