John Welch, Sr.

6 January 1823–8 November 1910 (Age 87)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Welch, Sr. was born on 6 January 1823, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas II Welch, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Briggs, was 23. He married Eliza Billington on 18 May 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 8 November 1910, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Welch, Sr.
Eliza Billington
Marriage: 18 May 1845
Nicholas Welch
child Welch
Elizabeth Preston Welch
Maria Keziah Welch
Eliza Ann Welch
child Welch
Charlotte Welch
Martha Jane Welch
Annie Welch
John Welch Jr
William Wallace Welch
Flora Velletti Welch

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 6
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Cambodian: written ស, from a Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘white, fair’. Compare Sar 1.Cambodian: written សរ, from a Khmer word meaning ‘arrow’. Compare Sar 2.French: variant of Saur .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch of Nicholas (II) and Elizabeth Briggs Welch

    Transcribed from the Hatch book by Marjorie Eddy and Kathleen Savage Judd. From “A History of Ann Welch Crookston” by Mary Ann Crookston Farmer, “Welch Family History” by Eleanor Welch Schow, and “E …

    Sources (50)

    • Jno Welch, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Welch in entry for Wilford W Welch and Ruby J Parker, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Sr. Welch in entry for Winifred Welch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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