Patrilineage for Welday participant #346970


Welday participant # 346970


father Welday


John Dewey Welday, b. 1 Feb 1899 in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio; d. 7 Jul 1970 in Steubenville,Jefferson County, Ohio; he m. Loretta Rebecca Hamilton


Harry E. Welday, b. Sep 1868 in Lee County, Iowa; d. 22 Apr 1930 in Deandale, Jefferson County, Ohio; he m. Lorena Adeline Johnston


Joseph McGrew Welday, b. Jun 1842, in JeffersonCounty, Ohio; d. 27 Dec 1908 in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio; he m. Sarah J. Paden


Jacob Welday 3rd, b. 1818 in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio; d. 20 Jul 1880 in Canaan Township, Henry County, Iowa; he m. Mary Jane McGrew 17 Dec 1839 in Harrison County, Ohio


Jacob Welday Jr., b. ~1789 in Pennsylvania (possibly York County); d. 9 Dec 1866 in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio; he m. Mary Lockhard on 9 Dec 1816 in Jefferson County, Ohio


Jacob Weldy/Welday Sr., b. ~1759, York Co., Pennsylvania; d. ~1837, Cross Creek, Jefferson Co., Ohio; he m. Mary Rubel


Info from Bob Strock (


“The tax records show that Jacob had the following taxable property in Somerset County, PA in 1796 - 290acres, 2 horses, 2 horned cattle, no house.  He continues to be listed in the tax record there through 1801, but is notfound in 1802.  (It is believed this is whenn Jacob, Sr. moved to Jefferson County, Ohio) (Neil Ruebsamen) Thespelling of the surname WELDAY was to have been started first by those who moved to Ohio. He purchased a largetract of land from the government north of New Alexandria and southeast of Fernwood.  He built a home on thisfarm which in later years was known as the Isaac Welday farm.  The farm was later owned by William Dunlevy and later yet leased by the Fernwood Coal Co. for strip mining.  (David Welday) In the book Early Ohioans’ Residences from The Land Grant Records a Jacob Walde is shown purchasing on 17 Jul 1809 s15 t6 r2 living at the time in Jefferson County. It is not known what happened to the family cemetery or the very large brick house built by Jacob, after strip mining started.  A Jacob Welday is shown on the 1810 Tax List of Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio.  Also on this list is a John Welday.  From 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio is found: Survey of road June session, 1805. Beginning upper end first narrows of Cross Creek, below Joseph Tomlinson’s; down the creek with cart road; thence to “where old man Riddle formerly lived, to old Mr. Smith’s”; to intersect road from Steubenville, near Smith’s lime kiln, above Bezalleel Wells’ saw mill.  Jacob Welday, William Forsythe, Samuel Hunter, viewers; Isaac Jenkinson, surveyor. Jacob died circa 1837 in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio.  He was buried in Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio.”


*From Brian Hamman:  there was some speculation that this Jacob Weldy Sr was a son of the John Welty/Weldy who married Eve Gochnauer/Cocghnower. However, the YDNA results prove without a doubt that this is a different Welty/Weldy family.  Instead, the Y-DNA results show that Jacob Welday Sr. who ended up in Cross Creek was from the Welty family of early York County, PA, that came from Edenkoben, Germany.