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I received the following from our friend Mark Welchley and may be of interest
to some of our researchers.
I'm a bit tardy in sending this notice to you, but it occurred to me
as a late afterthought that you like to keep track of any natives of
Plaquemines Parish. Please do whatever you feel is appropriate with
On July 27, 2000, my father Herbert Frederick Welchley, age 85, passed
away in Butler, PA. He was born in Point-ala-Hache on Feb 13, 1915 and
moved to New Orleans as a very young boy. He was the son of Frederick
Welchley, a guide, fisherman and fur trapper of Point-ala-Hache and
Josephine Elmina Vinet, daughter of Wilfred Vinet and Zelida Cosse.
Through his mother's line he is related to many of the old families of
Plaquemines Parish. Frederick's Father was John Welchley (Waelchli) a
native of Switzerland who married Louise Elston of Buras, LA, daughter
of Allen Elston.
Herbert Welchley enrolled in the Third Armored Division during World
War II and served in the European Campaign, winning 5 battle stars,
including one for the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded, receiving
the Purple Heart and was briefly captured by the Germans.
After the war, Herbert married Eileen G. Stillwagon of Butler, PA
who he had met during the war. They moved to New Orleans where their
two children, Mark Welchley (1947) and Maureen Welchley Pakutz (1950)
were born. They moved to Butler, PA about 1954 where he worked as a
construction worker, clothes presser and postal employee.
Mark H. Welchley, Aliquippa, PA
DR. JAMES (JUSE / Santiago) SMITH, born 2 September, 1745, Bristol Parish,
VA. married MARIE (Mary) JORDAIN O’NEIL(Neil) This couple arrived in
Louisiana with five children. in 1773.(La. Historical Quarterly) (One tract
of land granted by the Spanish government to James Smith Yarbourg, in the
district of Galvestown) James Smith Yarborough and his son Jordain received a
US Land Grant in Orleans Territory dated April 26, 1805. This property is in
what became Plaquemines Parish in 1810. (April 26, 1805, #22, Vol. 1, p. 42
of U.S. Land Grants shows that James Smith Yarborough, "a West Florida
Yoeman," received land in Orleans Territory. His son Jordan also received
land adjoining. The National Archives Documents show James Smith Yarborough
#4735, No. 365 (Rec. V 14, p. 448-450 - ALSO containing three hundred and
twenty arpens in superficie; the certificates of survey dated 14th of April
1791, and patent dated 22d of July 1795) Marie O'Neil died died Bef. 1798.
James Smith Yarbarough was married a second time 8 Jan. 1800 to Antonia del
Carmen (DIEZ) PEREZ - Here is More Proof:
Thanks to Karen Mazock for this info: Records of the Catholic Church, Diocese
of Baton Rouge, LA, from the baptismal records of their son, Diego. It is
listed under YARBERRY.
Diego son of Santiago of Virginia & Maria Antonia del Carmen Perez of
Matanzas, Isle of Tenerife, Canary Islands baptised 26 Sept. 1802, born 16
Oct 1801, sponcers: Jorje Yabre & Maria McAlpine, represented by Nathan
Dabbott & Rosa Collado, Paternal. Grandparents: Guiillelmo Yabre & Diana
Esmit of Virginia Maternal Grandparents: (not given but Great Grandfather of
child was named Felipe Perez of Matanzas). (SGA-9, 66 & 67- St. Gabriel
CHILDREN OF JAMES SMITH YARBOROUGH AND MARIA DEL CARMEN PAREZ:
1) DIEGO YARBOROUGH, b. 16 October 1801.
2) JOSEPH OSWALD YARBOROUGH, b 14 Jul 1803, St Gabriel, Iberville, LA,
married. 24 Dec 1827, in St Gabriel, Iberville, LA, Elizabeth (Marie Isabel)
GONZALES, b. 13 Sep 1812, St Gabriel, Iberville, LA, (daughter of Joseph
(Jose Pepe Ramos) GONZALES and Andrea Rosalie (Massia) MARIAS). Joseph died
Mar 1860, St Gabriel, Iberville, LA. Children: 1) Anne Elizabeth YARBOROUGH
b. 26 Feb 1829, Galvez Town, Ascension, LA, m. 19 Dec 1844, William B.
HODGESON. Anne died 24 Feb 1879, Galvez Town, Ascension Parush, LA.; 2) Jean
Joseph YARBOROUGH b. 25 Dec 1830, m. 23 Aug 1860, in Donaldsonville, LA,
Elizabeth MARTIN. ;3) Jane b. 16 Aug 1832.;4) Eugenie YARBOROUGH b. 10 Aug
1833, St Gabriel, Iberville, LA. ; 5) Elizabeth YARBOROUGH b. 28 Dec 1835. ;
6) Amelie b. 4 May 1838.; 7) Mary Hadride YARBOROUGH b. 18 Apr 1841, St
Gabriel, Iberville, LA.;
8) Feliciana YARBOROUGH b. 6 Nov 1843, m. 5 Nov 1866, in Gonzales, Ascension,
LA, Hippolyte BOUDREAU.; 8) Adeliar L. (Delia) b. Oct 1851.
2) Richard YARBOROUGH ) b. 1804, m. 1827, Marie Brown. Children: 1) George
Harrison YARBOROUGH b. abt 1830. ; 2) Joseph Thompson YARBOROUGH b. abt
1838.; 3) Oswald Simon YARBOROUGH b. abt 1842.
Gladys: Sorry for the very late reply, but I have been quite busy and was
on vacation for 3 weeks.
I have no record of James Smith Yarborough marrying a 2nd time. The only
one I have is a tentative mention of a Mary Neal (or O'Neil), caughter of
Stephen Neal. Actually I still know little of James Smith Yarborough's
life after he moved to Galveztown. I still don't even know when and where
he died. Any new information you might have would be appreciated, but I am
sorry I cannot help.
>I have been told that James Smith YARBOROUGH was married a second time to
>MARIA PAREZ , does anyone have proof of this? I had never heard that before.
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I noticed I GOOFED and said in my Last Post to the list that some of you had
JOHN BOWERS married to Marceline BARROIS and he was not the one who died in
1916. I meant to say ROBERT! And I have figured out WHO this Robert is that
died in 1916!
BOWERS AND BOWES PUZZLERS
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO SOLVED THESE QUESTIONS
Write Me If You Can Help
SOME OF YOU HAVE THIS JOHN BOWERS AS THE ONE WHO MARRIED MARCELINE BARROIS -
DEATH NOTICE OF ROBERT BOWERS
On Monday, June 5th, 1916, at 7: 45 a.m. ROBERT BOWERS, age 65 years, 3 mo.
17 days, a native of County Cork, Ireland,
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, which
will take place June 6, 4:p.m. precisely, from the late residence of the
deceased, Westwego, Parish of Jefferson.
If the above ROBERT was 65 and died in 1916, then he was born in 1851. He
could not be our Robert, who was born in Ireland ca. 1838, His son
Maybe...but that Robert was not born in Ireland, but Plaquemines Parish, La.
WHO IS THE JOHN BOWERS , born Ireland,who was on the 1860 census age 43, was
a Branch Pilot; His wife was Mary Louise, 38, born in HANOVER, in same
household was Doretta KAMHLER, 58, and Louisa 18 ,both born in HANOVER, so I
would guess his wife was a KAMHLER Is this a brother to JAMES, who is father
of ROBERT, JOHN, RICHARD , JOSEPH, and JESSIE?? ( I THINK SO - Anyone Agree
WHO WAS GEORGE BOWERS, BORN 1822, IRELAND?
WAS HE BROTHER TO JAMES?? ( I THINK SO!)
WHO WAS ELIZA BOWERS BORN 1811, DIED 1889?? I have a letter from Mrs. Rosilie
Bowers, Mistretta (1983) who found a small piece of paper in the courthouse
"Mother Eliza Bowers, died 1889 and on the side the names of: Richard,
Robert, Jessie, Joseph, John.) That is the sons and daughter of JAMES;
THEREFORE, I think the people I have corresponded with who have descended
from JOSEPH, have gotten the WRONG Joseph..., because the above Eliza would
only be 11 when Joseph was born.I believe the Joseph they descended from was
a BROTHER To JAMES and NOT his SON. IF Anyone know different, please let me
know. In Eliza’s Death notice it says she lived in Plaquemines parish for 40
years. This is close to the time that James came to Plaquemines. Remember
this line of JOSEPH --Go by NAME BOWES(BOWS), I am also puzzled over ELIZA ëS
death notice saying she was from COUNTY CAVAN, While the other BOWERS say
they are from CORK County. COUSINS? SISTER-in-LAW??
ON 1860 CENSUS Of Plaquemines Parish you find this Joseph:
JOSEPH BOWES, 38, ( he lost 2 years since 1850 census)
ELIZA, 40(30 on 1850),
ALSO ON 1860 CENSUS:
MARY BOWERS, 40, born Ireland, Occupation - Cook.
Living alone. Is this a sister or sister-in-law to above Joseph? Most likely.
DEATH NOTICE OF ELIZABETH (ELIZA) BOWERS
On Tuesday, July 9, 1889 at 9 a.m. at Grand Prairie, Plaquemines Parish, La.
Mrs. ELIZA BOWERS, age 78 years, a native of COUNTY CAVAN, IRELAND and a
resident of that Parish for forty years.
I have amoung my notes that JOSEH, born 1822, married Eliza PHAIR, who also
was born in Ireland ca 1825, died 1889. This must be the Elizabeth Bowers in
the Obituary, and after Josephs death, she married CHARLIE JOHNSON and had 5
ALL THES BOWERS / BOWES MUST BE RELATEDAND THEY ALL NAMED THEIR CHILDREN THE
IF You Have PROOF of Any Of These - Please Let Me Know