John Welsh & Margaret Young Family -
Clark County IL
Submitted by Ron & Carol Snider <[email protected]>
John Welsh, son of William Welsh & Elizabeth Brewer of Jefferson County, KY, was born 30 Jan 1790. He was married to Margaret “Peggy” Young, daughter of Andrew Young and Martha of Jefferson County KY. Margaret died 5 Nov. 1827 and is buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, Clark Co. IN. On 9 Dec 1829 John married second Margaret Jones in Clark Co. IL. He died 21 Jul 1843 and is buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, Clark Co. IL
William Perry born 18 Mar. 1818 Crawford County IL; married Margaret J. Thixton, daughter of Bluford Thixton and Elizabeth Welton, on 12 Sept. 1843 in Sullivan County IN. He died 20 Mar. 1893 in Sullivan County IN and is buried in Pogue Cemetery, Fairbanks, IN.
Lavina G. born 26 Nov 1819 and died 8 Mar 1838 age 1yr 4mo 11da. She is buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, Clark Co. IL
James Monroe born 27 Dec. 1820 Clark County IL; married Eliza Ann Thixton, daughter of Bluford Thixton and Elizabeth Welton, before 1850 probably in Sullivan Co. IL. He died 10 Sept 1902 in Sullivan County IN and is buried in Pogue Cemetery, Fairbanks, IN.
Elizabeth born 7 Jan 1823 died 22 Jul 1846 age 23yr 6mo 15da. She is buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, Clark Co. IL
Margaret born 1 Nov 1827 and died 4 Jul 1829 age 1yr 8mo 4da. She is buried in Walnut Prairie Cemetery, Clark Co. IL
Marriage Bond & consent
Jefferson County KY
This day the within named Abner C. Young mad oath before me in my office as clerk of the county court of Jefferson County, in the State of Kentucky that the within named Andrew Young is willing to the within marriage. Witness my hand this 2nd day of August 1811
Know all men by these presents that we John Welsh and Abner C. Young are held and firmly bound unto the Common wealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money for the common wealth for the payment whereof will and surity to be made to our said commonwealth Do bind ourselves and heirs ________jointly and severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals & dated this 2nd day of Novr 1816. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John and Peggy Young daughter of Andrew whose consent thereto hath been proven for which a lisense hath this day been issued from the clerks office of the county of Jefferson County now therefore if there be no legal cause to obstruct sd marriage then obligation to be void else to remain in full force & _____
Test Charles _______ John Welsh Seal
Abner C. Young Seal
To any licensend Minister of the Gospel
You are hereby authorized and empowered to join Mr. John Welsh and Miss Peggy Young together in the honorable Estate of Matrimony according to the rites and customs of the church of which you are a member the said, Peggy being the daughter of Andrew Young whare consent thereto hath been proven and the said John having given Bond and Security in my office as clerk of the county court of Jefferson County in the State of Kentucky according to law
Given under my hand this 2nd day
of November 1816
I a minister of the Gospel of the Presbyterian Church, licensed for the purpose by the county Court of Jefferson County in Kentucky, do certify that I preformed the marriage ceremony on this day between the persons named in the within license according to usages & customs of the said church
Given under my hand this 2nd day of Nov. 1816 Jas Vance
History of Clark & Crawford County IL location: Springfield, IL Historical Library F896 c12 - P458h
History of Clark County page 332
John Welsh came from Kentucky by wagon in this year, and settled on section 12; he was a prominent citizen and the second sheriff of the county.
About the same time with the Richardson came James C. Hillebert and family from New York by river, and landed on the site of York Village. Their first introduction to this new land was characteristic. It was some days before the family were landed and in the meanwhile they lived on the boat as they had done on their journey. A single plank led to the shore, and in an unguarded moment Mrs. Hillebert slipped from this to the river. Her outcry attracted the attention of Welsh who sprang to her rescue. In her fright she grasped him by the neck, and it was only by dint of vigorous blows that her clasp was shaken off and both were not drowned. Welsh finally succeeded in grasping her hair and bringing her to the surface, when both were helped out of the water.
John Welsh estate settlement: Clark County IL
box #59 #60 #61 #62
[The paper with the list of heirs was missing. Several bills against the estate indicating that John Welsh was the owner of several fine horses.]
Samuel Prevo being Duly Sworn on his oath says that John Welsh is Dead and that he Died intestate as he verily believes __ on the 21 of July 1843
and Sworn to Samuel Previo
before me on
the 1 Day
State of Illinois This day came John Chenowitt who on his oath says Clark County that William Perry Welsh lived with and labored for John Welsh who is now deceased (father of said William P. Welsh) for the space and term of four years four months and three days after the said William P. Welsh became twenty one years old and that his services is worth Eight dollars per month after deducting clothes & every service rendered by father to the best of my knowledge and believe so help me God. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 6th day of Febr 1844
Stephen Archer P.J.
State of Illinois This day came John Chenowitts who on his says Clark County that James M. Welsh lived with and labored for John Welsh who is now deceased father of said James M. Welsh for the space of one year six months & twenty five days after the said James M. Welsh became twenty one years of age and that his services is worth eight dollars per month after deduction of clothes & every ____ rendered by said father to the best of my knowledge and belief so help me God. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 6th day of Febr 1844 Stephen Archer
P. J. P.
I Margaret Welsh do hereby relinquish my right to administer on the Estate of my deceased husband John Welsh and request that Samuel Previo ___ be appointed administrator on said estate. Given under my hand this 1 day of August 1843
Margaret X Welsh
William P Welsh
Doctors Bill presented to estate.
Will C. Hudson, Dr.
June 22nd to bleeding Mr. Welsh 25cts med. 75cts $1.00
Nov 30 med for Mr. Welsh 1.50
Jany 28 med 2.00
Febry 8 visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
9 “ “ “ “ 2.00
14 “ “ “ “ 2.00
17 visit to “ “ $1.50 med. $1 2.50
19 visit $1.50 med for Mr. Welsh $1 2.50
June 22 Medicine for Mr. Welch $1.50 1.50
July 3 visit to mrs Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
Sept 10 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
11 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 1.50
12 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med $1 2.00
14 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 1.50
17 Visit and Med 2.00 Oct 10 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
14 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
16 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
18 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
20 Visit to Mr. Welsh $1.50 med .50 2.00
1843 Owe 1 Jany 1843 $37.50
July to visit to Mr. Welch from Martinsville about 18 miles
$6.00 attention all night $3.00 med. $1.00 10.00
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