The mission of the NSDAR is "to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism." Wellman truly lived the NSDAR mission, dedicating herself to researching family genealogy and West Virginia and American History. She taught numerous classes and gave lectures on genealogy and local history figures. Wellman did extensive research on many pioneer families living in Logan, Cabell, Wayne, and Mingo counties. Wellman authored and annotated numerous books, but was especially proud of her Civil War book on the Logan County Wildcats, who served in Company D of the 36th Virginia infantry. She worked tirelessly to obtain and place a Civil War marker at the gravesite of her grandfather: Stephen Ramey. In addition, Wellman was responsible for reinstating pre-Civil War records from the years 1853-1860 back to the Logan County Courthouse.
In 2002, Wellman was recognized by former Governor Bob Wise as a West Virginia History Hero for outstanding work and significant contributions to the preservation and promotion of West Virginia history. She also represented her beloved Logan County as Logan County Belle in 2004-2005.
All of Wellman's research and books are being preserved and catalogued by her children. Anyone wanting further information about Wellman's work can email email@example.com. Her works include: Widening Your Circles - Genealogy Handbook, The Ramey Tree 1545-1995. Thomas Moore and Descendents, Logan County Wildcats, Our Pioneer Heritage, The Sanguinary Era and Life of Chief of John Logan, History of Maryetta United Baptist Church, An American Vendetta - The Hatfields and McCoys (Written in 1888 by T. C. Crawford/Edited and Annotated by Eldean Wellman), and 1850 Wayne County Census with Annotations and Slave Schedules, 1920 Wayne County Census -Grant District.
Wellman’s children are, Garry (Marsha) Doss of Verdunville, Bonita (Rick) Campbell of Beckley, Greg (Diane) Doss of Rock Hill, S.C. and Dwaine (Diane) Doss of Linn.