Richard Wells is buried on the Ashley Butcher Farm on a small hill overlooking Dog Fork of Daniel's Creek in Johnson County, KY adjacent to KY Route 3. The GPS bearing of the cemetery is N 37 Degrees 44.96 Minutes & W082 Degrees & 42.51 Minutes. Beginning at the junction of KY 321 & KY 3 drive north on KY 3 for 2.5 miles, then turn left on an entrance that will lead to KY 3/Ashley Drive and turn right. Drive 0.2 miles on Ashley Drive cemetery is located on left side of road. His grave is marked with a veterans marker.
According to a family historian, Richard Wells was a spy during the Revolution and in performing his duties he marched into the country now comprising Scott, Lee and Russell Counties. He also spied over the Cumberland Mountain that divides the State of Kentucky from Virginia following the Indians down the Kentucky River and up the Sandy River. After his service was finished he remained in Virginia working as a farm laborer for Peter Hutchison, Sr.
On September 18, 1797, Richard married Susannah Hutchison, daughter of Peter Hutchison. They lived in Virginia and all of their children were born in Virginia. Their children were Andrew born 1799, George born 1800, Moses born 1804, Elizabeth born 1807, John born 1808, Simon born 1810, Roseanna born abt 1811, Mary born 1815 & Nancy born abt 1816.
In 1825 George Wells, a son was the first member of the family to settle on Daniel's Creek now Johnson County, Kentucky. Prior to the 1830 Census, Richard Wells and the rest of the family moved to Kentucky and settled on Daniel's Creek. In September 1836 Richard Wells received a grant of 50 Acres on the Dog Fork of Danmiel's Creek. On February 20, 1834, he applied for a Revolutionary War Pension. He died on March 18, 1838.