Joe Wells horse logging crew near Deary. Men on the logpile are Joe, Roy and Chuck Wells. Man on right is unidentified. Joe had been born a slave in 1958, and was freed by the Civil War. The Wells brothers took him as their ward and treated him like a brother. Joe loved them equally, and took their surname. When the Wells came West, Joe and his young wife came along. His wife was named Lou, and their sons were Chuck and Roy, and daughter was Mary (Wells) King.