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The Irene McWilliams and Adolph Welch, Jr. Family Site

Updated November 9, 2000

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Daughter of named site has some family tree links. Both sides of family prone to distance from relatives so personal memories are few as is written documentation. On the Welch side - Adolph Welch Seniors father lost track of siblings due to Civil War. Was thought that a brother traveled to California.Welch family connections in southern Illinois - Blairsville, Herrin and Hurst.
The McWilliams side was wed to Murphy and most relatives appear to have settled in Virden, IL and surrounds. Newspaper articles from early 1900s track birth of Sarah Elizabeth Doty(mother Mary A. Harlan)nee Murphy born Sept 22, 1849 in Auburn, died Jan 17, 1922. Article traces her roots to her grandfather Elijah Harlan, burined in Cumberland Presbyteriam cemetary, Virden or Auburn? and he was veteram of War of 1812. Elizabeth was married to James A. Murphy, Nov 21, 1867. They had 10 children: 8 listed as Wm. F. of Pawnee, Chas. H. of Farmersville, George A. of Alberta Canada, Sarah E. of Bismark, N.D., Alva E. of Thomasville, Edna E. of Virden, Jas. C. of Barnett, Ross W. of Pittsburgh PA.

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