Several Branches Short of a Full Tree

A Welch Genealogy & Family Tree Blog

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Garrison Smith Welch,
son of Martin C. Welch

Although this family tree contains many surnames, the WELCH line that particularly interests us has been uncovered only as far back as 1807—Martin C. Welch.

Fall Colors on the Perry Tree

FAMILY LEGEND TELLS of one of our ancestors, who marched with General Grant in the Civil War. To be more exact, he rode with him... as General Grant's flag bearer (color bearer). Apparently, being a Civil War color bearer was "the toughest job you'll ever love, but it will probably get you killed. Carrying a regiment's colors into battle was considered an honor and a privilege. It was also a very dangerous job and would likely get a man maimed or killed. Thus, it required a great deal of courage" (Civil War Sources Blog). Soldiers would look to the flag to maintain their position and to keep from being separated from their regiment. My uncle told me...

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What Goes Around...

PERHAPS WHAT DRIVES ME TO STUDY MY GENEALOGY are the yarns that are unraveled, as I discover my family story. Sometimes when I get to the end of a ball of yarn, I find that its end is somehow tied to the beginning. One such coincidence threw me for a loop!

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