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15) Susan Welch, born about 1843. No further information is known about her.

16) Stephen B. Welch, born July 9, 1849 according to the Welch family Bible (although the 1900 Hancock Co., TN census indicates he was born March 1845) and died September 22, 1930 in Hancock Co., TN. Stephen was five years old at the time of the 1850 Hancock Co., TN census. This is another example of the difficulties encountered when trying to establish facts from so many years ago. (Click here for a photograph of Stephen B. Welch.)

Stephen married Elizabeth Coffman on September 28, 1865 in Grainger Co., TN. Elizabeth was the daughter of Rhinehart Coffman and Sarah Beeler. She was born July 13, 1846 and died April 1, 1912 in Hancock Co., TN. Stephen and Elizabeth were included in the 1870 Hancock Co., TN census, District 14, Alanthus Hill.

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

AGE

SEX

PLACE OF BIRTH

Welch

Stephen

25

M

Tennessee

Elizabeth

28

F

Tennessee

Rebecca

3

F

Tennessee

William

1

M

Tennessee

The 1880 census of Hancock Co., TN again included the Stephen Welch family.

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

AGE

SEX

PLACE OF BIRTH

Welch

Steven

36

M

Tennessee

Elizabeth

39

F

Tennessee

Emlie R.

13

F

Tennessee

William

10

M

Tennessee

Robert T.

9

M

Tennessee

James M.

7

M

Tennessee

Steven R.

4

M

Tennessee

Mary E.

1

F

Tennessee

Stephen and Elizabeth were listed in the 1900 Hancock Co., TN census, 9th District.

House 232

Family 237

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

RELATION

BIRTHDATE

AGE

MAR. ST.

LENGTH

# CH.

Welch

Stephen

Head

Mar 1845

55

M

34

Elisabeth

Wife

Jun 1846

54

M

34

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Elizabeth stated in this census that she had seven children, four of whom were still living. The three children that died prior to 1900 were Rebecca Emily (died in 1887), Robert Tandy (died in 1891), and Lucinda Clementine (died in 1875 at the age of two months).

Stephen bought his sister, Millie (Welch) Widby's part of the Tandy Welch land (see Millie Welch for document). Along with his son, Morgan, Stephen bought his sister, Elizabeth (Welch) Beeler's part of the property (see Elizabeth Welch for document). Stephen and others sold four lots to his son, Morgan, in 1901.

Stephen built his home on his father's land near Powell River in Hancock Co., TN. A cemetery was started on the farm in 1912 when Elizabeth, his wife, was buried there. The cemetery is located on the north bank of Powell River between the Baldwin Ford and the Bartley Ford. In 1921, when Cecil Wolfe buried his wife, Alice, who was Stephen's niece, on his property that adjoined Stephen's site, the cemetery became known as the Wolfe-Welch Cemetery. When Cecil Wolfe sold his property to Irby Neal, he requested enough land be set aside at the cemetery so he could be buried beside his wife. It later became known as the Neal Cemetery, which it is sometimes called today. There are presently four generations of Welches buried there.

Here are transcripts of the death certificates for Stephen and Elizabeth (Coffman) Welch:


STATE OF TENNESSEE
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Bureau of Vital Statistics
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
1. PLACE OF DEATH County Hancock
Registration District No. 43409 File No. 5
Primary Registration District No. ____ Registered No. 117
2. FULL NAME Stephen Welch
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX M
4. COLOR OR RACE W
5. single, married, widowed, or divorced (write the word) Widowed
6. DATE OF BIRTH July 9, 1849
7. AGE 81 yrs. 2 mos. 12 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession, or particular kind of work Farmer
9. BIRTHPLACE (State or country) unnone
10. NAME OF FATHER "
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER "
12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER "
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER "
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
|Informant| J.M. Welch |Address| Sneedville, Tenn.
15. Recorded Jan 5, 1930 W.H. McDaniel Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH Sept. 22, 1930
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from _______ 192_, to
_______ 192_, that I last saw h__ alive on _______ 192_ and that death
occurred, on the date stated above, at __M the CAUSE OF DEATH was as
follows: No Doctor at time of Death
18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE At place of death 81 yrs. 2 mos. 12 ds.
In the State 81 yrs. 2 mos. 12 ds.
Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death? At Place of Death
Former or usual residence: Near Sneedville
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Welch Cemetery DATE OF BURIAL Sept. 27,
1930
20. UNDERTAKER J.M. Welch ADDRESS Sneedville

__________________________________

DEATHS
Report made by Charles Hopkins Numerator of the 9th School District of
Hancock County or _________ Ward of the City of _______________ Tennessee
Name of Deceased Welch, Elizabeth
Date of Death April 1st 1912
Sex Female
Color White
Age 71 years
Married or Single Married
Place of Death Hancock County
Cause of Death female Disease
Place of Birth Grainger Co. Tenn.
Occupation Housekeeping
Name of Physician attending at last sickness S.J. Johnson
Name of JP or Coroner holding inquest __________
Date Recorded July 12th 1912
John Livesay, County Court Clerk


Stephen B. and Elizabeth (Coffman) Welch were the parents of seven children:

A)

Rebecca Emily Welch, born September 22, 1866 and died September 10, 1887 in Hancock Co., TN. As a young woman, Emily was engaged to be married. According to family tradition, her mother did not want Emily to marry the man to whom she was engaged and commented that she would rather see Emily dead than married to him. Emily contracted tuberculosis and died shortly afterward.

B)

William C. Welch, born April 22, 1869 and died December 23, 1926 in Lee Co., VA. He married Alice Hopkins on November 4, 1884.

C)

Robert Tandy Welch, born April 1, 1871 and died December 23, 1891 in Hancock Co., TN.

D)

James Morgan Welch, born February 21, 1873 and died February 5, 1955 in Lee Co., VA. He is buried in the Wolfe-Welch Cemetery in Hancock Co., TN. He married first Nervesta Wolfe; second Mary Emily "Mollie" Louthan on December 3, 1911 in Lee Co., VA; third Susan Johnson-Buttry. Morgan built his first home on the original Tandy Welch property in Lee Co., VA, then later moved into the Stephen Welch homeplace near Powell River in Hancock Co., TN. Morgan bought and sold land from many of Tandy Welch's heirs.

E)

Lucinda Clementine Welch, born May 18, 1875 and died July 31, 1875, probably in Hancock Co., TN.

E)

Stephen Rhinard Welch, born August 12, 1876 and died April 15, 1915 in Hancock Co., TN. He went by the name "Rhinard." His name is listed in various ways, some of which are "Rhinard S." or "R.S." It is sometimes spelled "Rinard" or "Rynard." His death certificate states that he was born in Grainger Co., TN. He is buried in the Wolfe-Welch Cemetery in Hancock Co., TN. He married Nora Ellen Wolfe on November 7, 1896 in Hancock Co., TN. For more on the Wolfe family, go to my Wolfe Family History page. (Click here for a photograph of Rhinard Welch.)

F)

Mary Elizabeth Welch, born April 23, 1879 and died August 29, 1953. She married Morgan DeBusk. (Click here for a photograph of Mary Elizabeth Welch.)

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