Doddridge County Roots

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Margaret "Peggy" TALBOTT

Female 1816 - 1869  (52 years)


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  • Name Margaret "Peggy" TALBOTT 
    Born 28 Oct 1816  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 19 Feb 1869  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I37185  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2015 

    Family James WELCH,   b. Jan 1815, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1865, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1834  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 6 1860:
      James Welch, 45, hotel keeper, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $100; M. (female), 44; Isaiah, 22; Elam, 21; Richard, 19; Florend, 17; Leonora, 15; Ephran, 13; Rachael, 10. All born in Virginia.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union Twp), enumerated on Jun 13 1870:
      Ephraim Welch, 23, b. Va, farmer, value of real estate $750, value of personal estate $250; Rachel Welch, 19, b. Indiana; Elem Welch, 31, b. Va, farmer, cannot read/write.
      (NOTE: Both parents of these three siblings had died within the preceding five years, James in 1865 and Margaret in 1869. Rachel's Indiana birthplace, though in conflict with some other records, is in agreement with statements provided by her mother when filing for a Civil War widow's pension, in which she specified Rachel's birthplace as Jefferson County, Indiana. Additionally, Floreed (Welch) Kinney's death record states her father James' birthplace as Indiana, although other records indicate Barbour County in (West) Virginia. Circumstances of the Welch family being in Indiana at that or any other time are not known. We have not found them in the 1850 Census.) [8, 9]
    Children 
    +1. Melissa WELCH,   b. 5 May 1836, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1913, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Isaiah WELCH,   b. Nov 1838, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1901, Mellin, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +3. Elam WELCH,   b. CA 1839,   d. 11 Jun 1918, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +4. Richard WELCH,   b. 1841, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1907, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Floreed WELCH,   b. 22 May 1843,   d. 30 Nov 1918, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Lenora WELCH,   b. 7 Mar 1845, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1923, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Ephraim WELCH,   b. CA 1847, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Rachel Jane WELCH,   b. 30 Oct 1850, Jefferson Co, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1917, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F14746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 15 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5051216&Type=Death.
      Identified as Margaret Welch, white female, died Mar 15 1868, age 51y 4m 17d, cause of death "Change of Life." Unlike all other deaths recorded on this page of the ledger-style record, there was no entry made for the deceased's parents, birthplace, occupation, marital status, or source of information. (NOTE: This age and death date calculates to a birth date of Oct 26 1813. But her headstone states her death date as Feb 19 1869, at age 52y 3m 22d, which calculates to a birth date of Oct 28 1816. Her age in the 1860 Census was 44, lending credence to the 1816 birth date. Her death record is part of an alphabetized ledger, with the entries having been hand-copied from other sources. Other instances have been found of incorrect entries in this style of document. The incompleteness of her entry, along with the discrepancy with her headstone, lead to the conclusion that this is yet another clerical error. The information on her headstone is therefore considered to be the more reliable of the two.)

    4. [S5] Headstone.

    5. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    6. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    7. [S2567] West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    8. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    9. [S1590] Death record of daughter.