- Mary Wells Morris
Mary Wells Morris (born September 4, 1764) is the person that Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is named after. She was born in Burlington County, New Jersey. She moved to Tioga County with her husband Benjamin, her son Samuel, and her daughter Rebecca. They were Philadelphia Quakers. They became the first residents of the Wellsboro. She remained in Wellsboro until she died on November 6, 1819; she is buried with her husband in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
Recently a statue was erected in her honor; it is a life sized bronze statue. When they first started to design her they discovered that they didn’t really have a picture of Mary so they looked at her mother’s portrait and used facial likenesses.
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