Samuel Welch[1]

Male 1798 - 1869  (71 years)


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  • Name Samuel Welch 
    Born 1798  New York or Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 28 Sep 1869  Probably Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1650  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2006 

    Family Elizabeth Betsy Welch,   b. Abt 1802, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Probably Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Russell Welch,   b. Abt 1819, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Oscar Welch,   b. Abt 1827, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. 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)  [Birth]
     4. Betsy Welch,   b. Abt 1831, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Julia Welch,   b. Abt 1832, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Nehemiah Welch,   b. Abt 1835, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Welch,   b. Abt 1837, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Alpheus Welch,   b. Abt 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        A Welch Family family history was printed, May 26, 1991 [I would like to know the author - I have a suspicion that it is Barbara Jane Mize or Elsie Welch Rushia, but that suspicion needs confirmation. In any case, the entire documents will be reproduced in this compilation where it best fits.] It contains some important facts:
      "Samuel Welch (c. 1798 - September 28, 1869 and [Elizabeth] Betsy Welch (?)
             European origins of and time of immigration of the Welches to the colonies or United States remain obscure. They may be descended from John Welch (1520-1568) of Coliston Dunfrieshire, Scotland. His family came from lower Scotland and had some connection with the Stuarts and John Knox. Many members of the family reportedly joined the clergy. No definite connection exists at this writing, but Elsie Welch Rushia believed that the Welches were of Scotch-Irish origin: i.e., related to the Scots who were transported to Northern Ireland in 1603 by James I.
             Very little is known of Samuel and Betsey Welch beyond what is available in the early census records. He was originally from Connecticut. In 1820, they lived in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. By the end of that decade, they were living in Erie County, Buffalo, New York where Bold Dighton was born July 17, 1828. They followed the westward movement into Ohio, settling on a farm in Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio prior to 1850." [DCW 01.]
             In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Samuel Welch is a 52 year old, married, male farmer, whose real estate is valued at $550. He was born in New York and is married to Elizabeth (Betsy). It appears, [although I cannot be certain from the way in which the information is presented] that two families are living together. There may be the following children of Elizabeth and Samuel: Oscar, Nehemiah, Alpheus, Betsy, Julia, Mary, and Russell. It appears that Russell is married to Louisa and that they have three children: Sarah, Louisa, Abner. In addition, there is an Elias Welch, 56, a farmer, who could be the brother of Samuel. Bold Dighton lives in the same area with a new wife, Anna, and no children. The Samuel Welch (and Russell Welch) family lives in Wakeman Township, Huron County, New York. [SW 01.] [If the wrong names are attached to Samuel and Elizabeth, I hope that someone will correct me. DLL.]
             In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Samuel Welch is a 60 year old, white, married male. He is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $2,400 and personal estate at $800. He was born in New York state. He is living in Wakeman Township, Huron County, Ohio, with his wife, Elizabeth (Betsy), one son (Russell who is dying), and three daughters (Betsy, Eunice-probably Julia, and Mary Ann). Alpheus, Louisa - the assumed wife of Russell - and Russell and Louisa's three children (Louisa, Sarah, Abner), and a child by the name of Marenda, live on a neighboring farm. [SW 02.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5514] Welch Family Genealogy, unpublished, in files of Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503), p. 1. [DCW 01.].

    2. [S5515] Welch Family Genealogy, unpublished, in files of Dale L. Lange (2315 Madre Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112-2503), p. 1. [DCW 01.].

    3. [S5517] Samuel Welch household, 1850 U.S. census, Huron County, Ohio, Wakeman township, Wakeman post office, page 376, dwelling 600, family 614; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 697. [SW 01.].

    4. [S5518] Samuel Welch household, 1860 U.S. census, Huron County, Ohio, Wakeman Township, Wakeman post office, page 273, dwelling 1338, family 1319; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 991. [SW 02.].

    5. [S5516] 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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