Biography of William M. Welch
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Welch, William M., was born in Herkimer county, January 16, 1821, and was educated in the common schools. He was a son of Walter B., who moved into the town of Dryden, and afterward to Denby, where he died in 1863. William M. married, at the age of twenty eight, a Miss Apgar, who died, and he married second, March 17, 1867, Naomi A., daughter of William Spaulding of the town of Caroline. They had four children, of whom James B., William S., and Florence A. are now living. One daughter, Philma, died aged twenty two years. In 1869 Mr. Welch bought the Abram Gardner property of ninety two acres, and also part of the Hutchens farm. Afterward he bought part of the Mandeville estate, and the same year purchased a portion of the Hart place, where he now lives, having 200 acres of some of the best farm land in the town, on which he raises large amounts of hay, grain and stock. Our subject is a conservative, practical farmer, taking a deep interest in the leading events of the day.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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