Friday, April 18, 2014

John Henry Welsh 1793-1853

John Henry Welsh
son of
Born May 4 1793 in Pennsylvania
Died Sep. 20, 1853
Lydia Whitmoyer
born 1802 in Muncy PA
died 1863

Catherine Welsh 1829 – 
John Welsh 1835 – 
Thomas Welsh 1838 – 
Harriet Welsh 1840 – 1918 M. Rishel

Time Line:

1793 -
John Henry Welsh Born
(Middle name from Family Data Collection on

Lydia Whitmore (Whitmoyer) born to father Conrad Whitmore
from family data collection on

"Simon was a son of Conrad WHITMOYER who settled here at an early day. Our subject's (RF Whitmoyer) great-grandfather came from Germany, and had two sons; both settled at Berwick, Penn. Conrad had fifteen children: John, Joseph, Polly, Caty, Mary, David, Lyda, William, Betsy, Michael, Simon, Eli, Adam, Susan Hess, and Ephream. These children moved with their parents to Lycoming County at an early day, there settled and reared families." - Battle bio on Richard F. Whitmoyer

1825 - John Henry Welsh Married Lydia Whitmoyer
Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Lydia Whitmore
Name: Lydia Whitmore
Spouse: John Henry Welsh
Parents: Conrade Whitmore
Birth Place: Northumberland, Muncy, PA
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1802
Marriage Date: 1825
Death Date: 4 Jan 1863

1830 United States Federal Census about John Welsh
Name: John Welsh
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Turbut, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):

Name: John Welsh
Age: 55
Birth Year: abt 1795
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Lewis, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
John Welsh 55
Lydia Welsh 48
Cathrine Welsh 21
Elias Welsh 16
John Welsh 15
Thomas Welsh 12
Harriet M Welsh 10

1853 John Died

Lydia continues to be found in the Church of Christ, Turbotville Pa, records through 1860.

This COULD be Lydia in 1860 - but I don't know who the others here are, or why she would be living with them.

1860 United States Federal Census about Lydia Whitmer
Name: Lydia Whitmer
Age in 1860: 54
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Mifflinburg, Union, Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Post Office: Mifflinburg
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Susanna Goble 78
Lydia Whitmer 54
Isaiah Vandice 20

Turbotville Cemetery, Turbotville, Northumberland County PA

Death certificate for son William Eli Welsh gives the names for his parents as John Welsh & Lydia Whitmoyer

Conrad Whitmore born about 1774 married Catherine abt 1799, in Columbia County Pa

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