Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Benjamin Coates Welch and Mary Ann Holm


Benjamin Coates Welch (1835-1931) son of Richard Welch and Harriet Johnson with wife Mary Ann Holm (1835-1930) daughter of George Holm and Ann Davis
The couple is listed as living on 40 Middle Street, Newburyport and Rolfe's Lane Newbury, Massachusetts in the census and city directory. Children Benjamin Stover Welch married Mary Ella Berry--Lived in Lanconia, New Hampshire, May M Welch married Walter Irvin Perry, and George H Welch married Georgia Colby.

Benjamin enlisted in Newburyport, Massachusetts and mustered in at Yonkers, as Sergeant in Co. B, June 14, 1861. Promoted to First Sergeant, Sept. 3, 1861, to Second Lieutenant, Feb. 5, 1862, and to First Lieutenant, Aug. 7, 1862. Discharged, Mar. 1, 1863. Again enlisted, Mar. 7, 1864, as Private in the 13th Mass. Light Artillery. Promoted to Corporal, Nov. 2, 1864. Discharged, Aug. 1, 1865. He was a member of the St Mark's Masonic Fraternity, and for many years a prominent and influential member of AW Bartlett Post 49, Grand Army of the Republic, but when the Union Veterans Legion was instituted, also served as Adjutant of Encampment No. 79.

Newburyport Daily News and Newburyport Herald Wednesday, January 21st, 1931




Obit January 10 1930 for Mary Ann Holm Welch

Obit May 20, 1897 for Edmund Welch brother of Benjamin Welch

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