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Henry Wells

Ancestry of
Henry Wells

Co-Founder of American Express and Wells Fargo and Co.

Who was Henry Wells?

Henry Wells was an American businessman who co-founded both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. In 1868, he founded Wells College in Aurora, New York. Wells College was a women's college until it went co-ed in 2005.

Famous Kin

Henry Wells has a number of U.S. Presidential kin including Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, Millard Fillmore, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ulysses S. Grant. He also has family connections to the current royal family including the late Princess Diana and her son Prince William.

Celebrity kin for Henry Wells include Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Lucille Ball, Lillian Gish, Raquel Welch, Ed Helms, and Donny & Marie Osmond. It also seems fitting that Henry Wells has a number of business titans in his family tree including Lee Loomis (Founder of Loomis Armored Car), Eliphalet Remington (Founder of the Remington Arms Co.), Joy Morton (Founder of Morton Salt Co.), J.P. Morgan (Banker), and Frank Doubleday (Founder of Doubleday & Co.).

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