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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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WELSH, MOSES C., farmer; Sec. 34; P. O. Camp Point. He is the sixth of twelve children of Robert and Mary (Guthrie) Welsh, and was born in Jefferson county, Ky., Jan. 8, 1820. Robert Welsh was born in Pennsylvania, but his parents removed to Kentucky when he was three years old, where he married Mary Guthrie, of that State. His father came from Ireland to America just prior to the beginning of the War of the Revolution. His mother was a Pennsylvania German. Moses C. Welsh came from Kentucky to Adams county, Ill., in the spring of 1848, and settled where he now lives in 1849. He was married to Angeline E. Taylor, Dec. 1, 1842, who was born in Spencer county, Ky., March 11, 1822. Have seven children living: Mary A., James T., Henry C., William T., Thomas L., Martha E., and Moses G. Mr. Welsh was Commissioner of Highways for many years; was Collector in 1851-2, and is now President of the Camp Point Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Himself and wife are members of the Christian church. They own 350 acres of land in Camp Point township, worth $40 per acre.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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