James Welch

  • Born in Dublin, Ireland

    No month or day
    James immigrated during the terrible potato famine in Ireland. Family history says he came over with his brother Mike and stayed with a family member. THere were also tales that he came here to avoid prosecution for murder and that he was supposed to inherit a castle in Ireland. We have no more information on this.
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  • Married Martha J. Willis Lawrence Co. AL

  • Census Shelby Co. TX Nancy + 4 Children

    With Nancy and 4 Children
  • Eliza Jane Welch birth date as given

  • Estimated Death

    Eliza Jane and Wm. Pettey went looking for him and couldn't find any trace. Presumed dead.