Anna Bates

Anna Bates[1]

Female 1828 - 1870  (42 years)

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  • Name Anna Bates 
    Born 1828  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Attended Between 1846 and 1847  Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage Record 30 Oct 1847  Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Bold Dighton Welch-Anna Bates marriage 
    Bold Dighton Welch-Anna Bates marriage.    [BDW 06.]
    Bold Dighton Welch-Anna Bates marriage. [BDW 06.]
    Census 1850  Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bold Dighton Welch household, 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio.    [BDW 03.]
    Bold Dighton Welch household, 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio. [BDW 03.]
    Bold Dighton Welch; his wife, Anna Bates Welch
    Census 1860  Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Bold Dighton Welch household, 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Wakeman Township, Huron County Ohio.   [BDW 04.]
    Bold Dighton Welch household, 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Wakeman Township, Huron County Ohio. [BDW 04.]
    Bold Dighton Welch; his wife, Anna Bates Welch, their children: Delos, Carlos, Harvey, and Lewis Welch.
    Died 18 Jan 1870  Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Buried Date Unknown  Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa; Memorial ID 74194694. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Bold Dighton Welch Family Markers.    [BDW 07 & BA 01.]
    Bold Dighton Welch Family Markers. [BDW 07 & BA 01.]
    Person ID I1646  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2019 

    Family Bold Dighton Welch,   b. 17 Jul 1829, Buffalo, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1901, Woolstock, Wright County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1847  Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Children 
     1. Lewis Massac Welch,   b. Abt 1846, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Hiram Delos Welch,   b. 21 Jul 1850, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1908, Cass Township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Eliz Welch,   b. Between 1850 and 1860, Probably Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Dighton Carlos Welch,   b. 22 Jun 1856, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1935, Jewell, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     5. Harvey B. Welch,   b. Abt 1858, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Baby Boy Welch,   b. 15 Jan 1870, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1870, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Anna Bates, b. 1828
    Anna Bates, b. 1828

  • Notes 
    •        An attachment to the Welch Family History, "Moses Bates (December 23, 1740-March 31, 1781) - Hannah Norton" is reproduced here. I have not been able to verify the link between William and Hiram, Ann Bates Welch's father. Someone else might want to do that task.
             "Moses Bates, the great-grandfather of Anne Bates, was born in Abington, Massachusetts and died in Cummington, Massachusetts. Private Bates was a "minute man" who served in Capt. Wm. Reed's co., Colonel John Bailey's regiment which marched on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775 and served with that regiment for eleven days. He later served with Capt. Edward Cobb's company, Col. Edward Mitchell's regiment for five days (March 4-9). On another "alarm," he marches to 'the Farms" at Braintree with Capt. Nathan Snow's Co., commanded by L. Christopher Dyer, Col. Mitchell's regiment, Feu.'s Brigade. Marched to Bristol, RI, Dec. 0, 1776 on an alarm and served sixteen days. [Taken from Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. I, p. 776.]
      Moses and Hannah Norton Bates were married on November 29, 1761 and had six children: Moses, Jr., William (March 3, 1764-Sept. 4. 1848), Bennett, Nabby, Sarah, and Rachel. William was Anne Bates Grandfather and the father of Hiram Curtiss Bates (Dec. 14, 1799-June 15, 1875), her father. Hiram Bates lived in both Camden and Kipton, Ohio. Anne Bates married Bold Dighton Welch [cf Welch Family History].
             In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Anna [Bates] Welch is a 25 year old, white, married female. She is married to Bold Dighton Welch. Anna and Dighton live in Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio. She was born in New York State. [BDW 03.]
             In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Anna is the wife of B. D. Welch. She is a 34 year old, white female. She was born in New York state. She lives with her husband and four sons (Delos, Carlos, Harvey, and Lewis Marsac) in Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio. [BDW 04.]

      Bio of Anna Bates (1828-1870)

      Born: Camden, Lorain, Ohio, USA ?Born to: Hiram Curtis Bates and Eliza (Woodcock) Bates Family Anna Bates, d. 18 Jan 1870 ?Married 1 Nov 1847: Probably Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location ?Children:

      1. Lewis Massac Welch, b. Abt 1846, Michigan
      2. Hiram Delos Welch, b. 21 Jul 1850, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio d. 11 Apr 1908, Cass Township, Hamilton County, Iowa
      3. Eliz Welch, b. Between 1850 and 1860, Probably Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio
      4. Dighton Carlos Welch, b. 22 Jun 1856, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio d. 30 Dec 1935, Jewell, Iowa
      5. Harvey B. Welch, b. Abt 1858, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio
      6. Baby Boy Welch, b. 15 Jan 1870, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio d. 15 Jan 1870, Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio

      NOTES
             In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Bold Dighton Welch is a 21 year old white, married male. He is married to Anna (Bates). He is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $300. He was born in New York State. He lives with his wife, Anna, in Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio, near his father Samuel Welch and the rest of the Samuel Welch family.
             In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Bold Dighton Welch is a 31 year old, white male. He is a farmer with real estate valued at $900 and a personal estate valued at $200. He was born in New York State. He lives in Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio with his wife and four sons - Delos, Carlos, Harvey, and Lewis Marsac, near the Samuel Welch family.
             In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, B. D. Welch is a boarder with the Lorenzo H. Tozak family in Vernon Township, Humboldt County, Iowa. He is a 53 year old, white, widowed male. He is a farmer who was born in New York state of parents who were born in New York state. It is not clear what he is doing in Iowa at this time.
             In the Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Hamilton and Wright Counties, Iowa, [BDW 06], under H. D. Welch, there is a paragraph about Bold Dighton and Anna Welch:...D.B. Welch...was...a well-known pioneer of the county and a native of York state. The mother...was Anna (Bates) Welch, a native of New York State. The family left Huron County (Ohio) in 1854 and came to Linn county, Iowa, where they lived for two years and then returned to Ohio; here they resided until 1863, when they again returned to Iowa and located in Hardin County; later lived in Marshall County, and in 1868 came to Wright County, and settled on section 36, Woolstock township. ...[They] lived here for eighteen months and then returned to Ohio. the mother [Anna] died in Wakeman, Ohio, in 1870. The father now lives [1889] in Beadle county, Dakota.
             In the Welch Family family history, written by either Elsie or Barbara J. Welch, there are a couple of pages on Bold Dighton Welch, May 26, 1991, which are reproduced here. Bold Dighton grew up in Wakeman [Township, Huron County, Ohio] and eventually became a farmer and self-trained veterinarian. He married Anna Bates on November 01, 1847. She attended Oberlin College (1846-1847) and taught him to read and write. Anna Bates was also a descendant of Moses Bates, one of the "minute men" who marched to the aid of Concord in April of 1775. She came from New York. Like many another Victorian, She enjoyed the sentimental, often moralistic, poetry of the day.
             A copy of one favorite was carefully preserved by her husband in his copy of Dr. Chase's Recipes. It was to become a favorite of Elsie Welch Rushia who sang it while working around the house:

      In a graveyard lonely, many miles away.
      Lies your dear old mother 'neath the cold, cold clay.
      Memories of her now returning of her tears and sighs,
      If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

      Listen to her pleading, "wandering boy come home,
      ?Lovingly entreating, do not longer roam.
      Let thy manhood waken, heaven ward lift thine eyes.
      If you love your mother, meet her in the skies.

      It continues in a similar manner for two more stanzas and choruses.

             They had one girl and six boys: Eliza, Dighton Carlos, Horace, Harvey ("Harvos"), Delos, and Lewis Massoc. A baby boy was still-born on January 15, 1870?

      The history of these years is told rather sketchily by D. C. Welch in his "A little History of My Life" which he wrote in 1932. About 1860, Bold Dighton "traded his Ohio home for some land in Hardin County, Iowa near Eldora." Owing to Bold Dighton's ill health, he returned briefly to Ohio in 1866, leaving his family briefly in Marietta, Iowa. They, then, moved back to Ohio. the family later moved to Marshalltown, Iowa where Bold Dighton bought a one-acre lot. D. C. Welch began attending school there. D. C. Welch recalled:
             "My brother and sold garden stuff and we had a two-wheeled cart we hauled all over town. Also, I remember we got the malt from the brewery to feed the milk cow, and I can see the stock crunching down the barley. Of course there was a saloon on every corner." From Marshalltown, the family moved to Wright County, some twenty-five miles between Marshalltown and Clemans Grove. This move was made in a wagon with the cows "following along.
             "We had some frontier experiences on the Wright County farm which father traded his Marshalltown property for at four dollars an acre. I think we killed 28 rattlesnakes the year we moved through, breaking up the prairie. Also, I can see in my imagination a great flock of crows, chickens, ducks, and geese. Plovers, wild pigeons, snipes, and other wild birds. This was about 1867. We lived on the farm until about 1870 when father moved back to Ohio and we as a family followed up. That winter my mother died was the commencement of years of trouble and there has been plenty of it ever since.
             Anna Bates died on January 18, 1870, three days after giving birth to a still-born child.?Sometime later, Bold Dighton began courting other women, bouncing across the miles in a horse-drawn wagon. It was on one such excursion that he was started to find son Horace hiding in the wagon. Unfortunately, he had driven too far to turn back.?Bold Dighton became a self-taught veterinarian.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5492] Welch Family Genealogy, unpublished, in files of Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503), p. 1. [DCW 01.].

    2. [S9537] See Bio Under notes.

    3. [S5496] Welch Family Genealogy, unpublished, in files of Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503), p. 1. [DCW 01.].

    4. [S9539] Bold Dighton Welch-Anna Bates marriage. (2016). Ancestry.com. Ohio County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Film No.: 410259. [BDW 06.].

    5. [S5494] Bold Dighton household, 1850 U.S. census, Huron County, Ohio, Wakeman township, Wakeman post office, page 375, dwelling 299, family 613; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 697. [BDW 03.].

    6. [S5495] Bold Dighton Welch household, 1860 U.S. census, Huron County, Ohio, Wakeman township, Wakeman post office, page 273, dwelling 1335, family 1316; National Archives micropublication M650, roll 991. [BDW 04.].

    7. [S5493] Welch Family Genealogy, unpublished, in files of Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503), p. 2. [DCW 01.].

    8. [S9540] Anna Bates Welch, death and burial. (2012). Ancestry.com. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Memorial ID: 74194694. [BA 01.].

    9. [S7352] Welch Family Genealogy, unpublished, in files of Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503), p. 1. [DCW 01.].


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