Opel:1800, February 13, Louisiana State Archives Accession No. P-1985-4, Microfilm Reel #8, Succession of Samuel Wells (French & Spanish), Baton Rouge.
The succession record indicates that he was a resident of "Rapide" at the time of his death. His widow appears as "Dorcas Hugh." With her son, "Levy Wells," she applied for administration of the estate of Samuel Wells, 22 Sep 1800. During inventory of the Opelousas Post records at the Louisiana State Archives, the date 13 Feb 1800 was ascribed to this succession record, perhaps indicating the actual date of his death.