Joseph Welch

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Welch was born on 24 August 1789, in South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, James Welch, was 25 and his mother, Susannah Deake, was 26.

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James Welch
Susannah Deake
Lemuel Deake Welch
Joseph Welch
James Welch
George D. Welch
Benjamin Welch
Charles Welch
Israel Welch
Susan Welch

Sources (2)

  • Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922
  • Joseph Welch, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 "

World Events (3)


Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

1791 · The Bill of Rights

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

1804 · Whitehead Light

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Welsh or Walsh , an 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 .

German: variant of Welk .

Americanized form of German Welsch .

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

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