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The Thomas Bowman Family Bible

The Welchwood story begins about 1800 with three Revolutionary War patriots and a Methodist minister  who led their families, with hearty and pioneering spirits, through the Cumberland Gap, along the Wilderness Road and into the beautiful hills of Kentucky.

Cornelius Bowman (1740-1826) - minister from Virginia and North Carolina

William Morris (1760-1836) - patriot from Virginia

Alexander Stewart (1755-1835) - patriot from Virginia

Samuel Wood (1756-1825) - patriot from South Carolina

Two of their descendants — Thomas Wood and Hilda Welch — married in 1919 and named their Kentucky home Welchwood.

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The evolution of the Welch  and Wood families in US Census records from 1850-1920 in Clay, Owsley, Jackson, Madison and Rockcastle counties in Kentucky and the introduction of Samuel Welch from Scott County, Virginia.

Marriage Certificate of Thomas Wood & Hilda Welch

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Last Reviewed August 11, 2009
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