Fourth Generation (Continued)
Fourth Generation (Continued)
Family of Virginia Lafayette BASSFORD (12) & Edwin V. WELCH
62. Edwin V. WELCH Jr. (Virginia Lafayette BASSFORD3, Thomas2, William1). Born abt 1847-1848 in New York, NY.56,55 age 22 in 1879 census, age 33 in 1880 census. Edwin V. died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, on 16 Nov 1918.98 aka: Edward.56

He is unemployed and living with his parents at the time of the 1880 census.55

His death certificate gives his birth date 28 Aug 1861, New York, NY, which is inconsistent with other data. However, it shows his parents to be Edwin Welch and Virginia Bassford, so it must be the right person.98


He first married Bessie HASKIN, daughter of Hon. John B. HASKIN, on 9 Nov 1870 in Fordham, NY.99 Born abt 1850 in New York.55 age 30 in 1880 census. Bessie died ? . aka: Roberta.98

The 1880 census lists Bessie as the daughter of Edward and Virginia, but I think she should be the daughter-in-law.55


They had the following children:
Gracie (~1872-?)
Harris (~1875-?)
Jennie (~1878-?)

They were married by Rev. Jacob Fehrman at the residence of the bride’s father.99

He second married Catherine MORAN, daughter of John W. MORAN & Bridget MORLEY, in 1892 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.233 Born on 31 Mar 1858.233 Catherine died on 5 May 1907.233

After her death, her sister Mary Ann (Moran) Ferris raised Catherine’s children.233


They had the following children:
Edward Francis (1892-1943)
Orsell J. (1893-1960)
Marie Catherine (1895-1986)
John Moran (1897-?)

He third married Roberta AYRES on 30 Jul 1907 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.233 Born abt 1869.233 age 38 in 1907. Roberta died in Ohio on 27 Feb 1955.233


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