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David WELCH

13 NOV 1823 - 5 JAN 1888

  • BORN: 13 NOV 1823, Tennessee
  • DIED: 5 JAN 1888 [85]
  • BURIED: Concord Cemetery, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1850, Dwelling 153, District 4, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1860, Dwelling 318, District 4, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1880, Dwelling 217, District 4, Decatur Co. TN

Notes

David Welch sold approx. 25-30 acres to the "Coalings Company" for use in charcoal production. Timber was cut in approximate 4' lengths and stacked in large piles for burning or smoldering into charcoal. The charcoal was then hauled by wagon to Brownsport Furnace to fire the furnace for iron smelting. Iron ore dug out of area hills was hauled to the furnace area. During this time, 12-15 houses were built at Brownsport for workers. Years later, when Carl Butler, Sr.'s family was sharecroppers at what is near the present J. G. Brasher home, some of the fields there had places where the plowed ground showed evidence of the charcoal burning operations---dark black soil.

Pedigree

                                                                    _John WELCH ___________+
                                                                   | (1712 - 1769) m 1737  
                                              _Nicholas WELCH _____|_Elizabeth WHITESIDES _
                                             | (1740 - 1814) m 1757  (1715 - 1742)         
                       _Nicholas WELCH , Jr._|
                      | (1761 - 1822) m 1783 |
                      |                      |                      _______________________
                      |                      |                     |                       
                      |                      |_Elizabeth ? ________|_______________________
                      |                        (1740 - 1810) m 1757                        
 _Nicholas WELCH III__|
| (1798 - 1856)       |
|                     |                                             _______________________
|                     |                                            |                       
|                     |                       _____________________|_______________________
|                     |                      |                                             
|                     |_? ALEXANDER _________|
|                       (1764 - ....) m 1783 |
|                                            |                      _______________________
|                                            |                     |                       
|                                            |_____________________|_______________________
|                                                                                          
|
|--David WELCH 
|  (1823 - 1888)
|                                                                   _Joseph WHITE _________+
|                                                                  |                       
|                                             _Joseph WHITE , Jr.__|_______________________
|                                            |                                             
|                      _Henry WHITE _________|
|                     | (1765 - 1830)        |
|                     |                      |                      _______________________
|                     |                      |                     |                       
|                     |                      |_____________________|_______________________
|                     |                                                                    
|_Nancy WHITE ________|
  (1796 - 1881)       |
                      |                                             _William RUSHING ______+
                      |                                            | (1720 - ....)         
                      |                       _Phillip RUSHING ____|_______________________
                      |                      | (1756 - 1840)                               
                      |_Hannah RUSHING ______|
                        (1770 - 1830)        |
                                             |                      _______________________
                                             |                     |                       
                                             |_Hannah ? ___________|_______________________
                                               (1755 - 1815)                               

Source references

[85] Headstone