Joseph Welch

1816–24 March 1892 (Age 76)
Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Welch was born in 1816, in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Caleb Welch Jr, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Cross, was 47. He married Lavina Pollard about 1848, in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Reading, Schuyler, New York, United States in 1860 and Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 March 1892, in Watkins Glen, Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Watkins Glen, Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States.

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Joseph Welch
Lavina Pollard
Marriage: about 1848
Lyman Wesley Welch
Helen E Welch
Oscar G Welch
Lydia A Welch
Mary Ann Welch
Charles A Welch
Sarah Katherine Welsh
William Joseph Welch
Hattie Belle Welch
Jeannette C Welch
Harvey L. Welch

Spouse and Children

about 1848
Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone of Welsh origin. This is the usual form of the surname in England; the usual form in Ireland is Walsh and in Scotland Welsh .2 German: variant of Welk .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Welch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Welch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Welch, "United States Census, 1860"

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