|Nancy Welch (#47606573)|
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Hello, my name is Nancy Welch and I am the mother of two children. I have become so interested in genealogy because I have experienced two great loses in my life. I wanted to be able to keep their spirits alive. I have realized that through reaching out to the past, it can bring you ever closer to the present and it can help define who you are. Love never goes away, it expands and contracts with time. Whether our loved ones are here or gone, their presence and their mark on life should never be lost. And that's me.|
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|Johnny Welch||Thanks Nancy|
Wow Nancy, thanks so much. I am the son of George William Welch. He was one of the two boys from George Raymond's first marriage (to Elizabeth Milburn). My Dad and his brother (Leroy) unfortunately both passed away due to smoking related cancers kind of early on.
We really don't know too much about him or our grandmother, as she died of cancer in 1960 after spending what sounds like most of her life in an institution in Kentucky.
Have you tried to trace Raymond's ancestry back at all. I have an Ancestry.com account at the moment anyway, if you have one as well this link would hopefully take you to my profile where you could see what I have in my tree as far as our grandfather --
Just briefly, all I know as far as his lineage goes (if what has been traced back on Ancestry is correct so far) is that his mother was Nancy Scott and his father was George W.W. Welch. I can't trace Nancy back any farther (for what it's worth apparently her nickname was "Tint" -- as in having a dark tint). There is a picture of her on my tree, I can maybe point you to her site on Find a Grave (she's on here if I'm not mistaken) and I could at least upload the one picture I've found of her.
We had always been told that one of our grandmothers was a 1/2 blood Cherokee. The word in the family has always been that it was on my Dad's mother's side. But I believe it may actually have been Nancy.
Her husband was a blacksmith as well at one point. His father, James Welch was from Tenn., but apparently fought for the Union in the Civil War.
Anyway, thanks again for responding. The things you have to say about our grandfather are very comforting. I'm glad to hear he lived a fulfilling life and I can sense the love you have for him in your words.
It would be great to hear more, or if I can help you as well.
|Johnny Welch||Cousin looking for info on Raymond|
I am looking for ancestry info on George R. Welch. He is my grandfather as well from his first marriage. Would you be willing to share any info about him? If not, that is fine. Thanks for the work you've done already.
|Vince ||Newside Cemetery|
The church sent me a lot of information about the history of the cemetery and I posted a photo on the graveyard page showing the lots and names buried. They sent a lot of resent historical information about cemetery itself but not much about the people inturred other than what is on the markers, most of which is already on the find-a-grave website. If you want any of this, I'll try to send it, most are photocopies of newspaper clippings about the resoration or cleanup projects.
Added by Vince on Oct 31, 2012 7:30 AM
|Vince ||James Welch Photo Request|
I went out to the New Side Churchyard Cemetery and I am sorry to say that there is some bad news.
It appears that sometime ago the DAR(Daughters of the American Revolution) went to the cemetery to preserve the tombstones that were left there, and placed them all together and build a "fence" around them to protect them.
There is only a dozen markers left for all of the interred. All of the pictures of the markers are already on the find a grave site. Most are unreadable without major restoration work.
I have a request into the Paxtang Presbyterian Church, who now is responsible for the cemetery, for more infomation on the history and who is interred.
More later I hope.
Added by Vince on Oct 16, 2012 3:34 PM
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