Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ann (Richmond) Welch

I received an e-mail asking if I could help with her Richmond ancestors.  Because the person who sent the e-mail already had the information from the J.B. Richmond book, I needed to go beyond that source if I could be of any assistance.  Below are excerpts from her e-mail:

...Ann Richmond of Muskego, Waukesha, Wi....daughter of Eleanah Elkananh (Gideon, Nathaniel, Edward. John, John).  Her lineage was through Ann's daughter, Samantha Welch... .

The Ancestors of FORREST EARL LADD family tree included Ann, so I used that site as an online template. 
     20. ELKANAH [6] RICHMOND, born Jan. 7, 1771 in Middleboro; died July 1852 in Madison, OH.
viii. ANN [7] RICHMOND, born March 16, 1806 in Washington, MA; married JOHN WALSH.

The Ann Wildern Martin Family site at Rootsweb was very helpful, especially the post-em note attached to Ann Richmond's entry.  The attached note stated that:

"Ann Richmond married John Welch... . They settled in Muskego, Waukesha, WI. Their experience is recounted in the 1880 History of Waukesha County at p. 910. Anne died in Muskego 6 Oct 1890 as recounted in Haight, Theron W. "Memoirs of Waukesha County, WI", pp 680-681 (Madison, 1907)."

From Theron Haight's "Memoirs of Waukesha County...":

From Henry Richmond Welch's biography, the family lived in Dexter (Washtenaw Co.), Michigan, when he was born.  John Welch, his father, died in 1872 and Ann (Richmond) Welch died on October 6, 1890.

The Welch family in the 1850 census:

United States Census, 1850
Muskego, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John Walsh M 55 Ireland
Ann Walsh F 44 Massachusetts
Stephen Walsh M 19 Michigan
Wm Welsh M 19 Michigan
Chas Welsh M 16 Michigan
Samantha Welsh F 14 Michigan
Mary Welsh F 9 Michigan
Henry Welsh M 9 Michigan
Thos Welsh M 6 Wisconsin
J J Welsh M 4 Wisconsin

The information in this post does not have the exact information that the e-mailer hoped for (she stated that she could not "find a birth record for my Ann, or a marriage record, or even a death record." ); however, Haight's "Memoirs" book did provided Ann's date of death.  I did not search for a birth or marriage record for Ann Richmond Welch.


Kerri G said...

Thanks for the info and the links--I am also descended from the Richmond/Welch line. I already had the Muskego/Waukesha excerpt, but not the other trees with more names.


Kerri G said...

Thanks for the info!

PalmsRV said...

Thanks for the comments, Kerri. Always happy to connect to fellow Richmond descendants. Cathy