|Eva Welch-Eveland (#47289021)|
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Eva, I must have not had my coffee yet when I was writing to you about Eli. I haven't looked at that part of the family in a while. It's my opinion (not really any proof) that he may be a second cousin to his wife, Jane Blakeney. In Chesterfield, SC, the Blakeneys and Welsh's did a lot of intermarrying and it's pretty confusing.
In Chesterfield, SC, there is a John Welsh, Sr. (b.abt 1730) who married a Jane Abernathy. They had a son, John (Henry) Welsh (b.abt 1760 SC) who married a Jane Blakeney (aunt of Eli's wife). This John Sr. is the oldest Welsh I can find in the area, but the only child I'm positive he had was John (Henry) Welsh, Jr. John Jr.'s family also moved to Fayette County, AL.
It's my opinion (no proof) that Eli is the son of one of John Welsh, Sr's other sons, but I haven't found any listed. There is a Frances Welsh that is in a land record dated 1784 which may be one. Francis is a common name in this family.
Eli and his family moved to Fayette Co., AL about 1838, and he and Jane both died there (but I haven't found where they are buried). His daughter, Elizabeth, married Evan Threet, who moved on to Calhoun Co., MS, and then to Saline Co., AR after Jane Welsh's death.
Added by Kirsten on Apr 06, 2013 12:34 PM
|Kirsten||RE: Eli Welch|
I don't have a lot about Eli (Elisha?) himself. All that I know is that he was born abt 1784 in SC, migrated to Fayette Co., AL by 1838, was in Calhoon Co., MS by about 1856, and then on to Saline Co., AR and then Grant Co., AR between 1850-1860. I have a lot more about the Blakeneys if you need that though.
Added by Kirsten on Apr 03, 2013 12:19 PM
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