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Descendants of PETER WELCH

Generation No. 1

1. PETER1 WELCH.

Notes

One source says his name was Conrad Welsh-maybe Peter Conrad Welsh-best guess is however

Peter at this time 1/95.

Settled on Bald Hill in 1813.

Children of PETER WELCH are:

2. i. ELIZABETH2 WELCH, b. 1803, Livingston Co., NY; d. August 1874, buried Bald Hill Family Cem across from homestead.

3. ii. MARGARET WELCH.

iii. GEORGE WELCH.

iv. DANIEL WELCH.

v. PETER WELCH , JR..

vi. JACOB WELCH.

vii. BARBARA WELCH, d. Albion, Mich.; m. JOHN EMMONS.

Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH2 WELCH (PETER1) was born 1803 in Livingston Co., NY, and died August 1874 in buried Bald Hill Family Cem across from homestead. She married JOSEPH OUIMET 1824 in Canadice, Ontario Co., NY, son of ADRIEN-ANDRE OUIMET and MARIE MARCIL.

Notes

Father may have been Peter or Conrad Peter. Known as Betsy

This information came from Virgina M Harris, 212 So. Union Street, Spencerport Ny 14559 7/95.

Elizabeth Welch father was Conrad Welch they were quakers. He was a brother-in-law to Knowles and were the first settlers in Springwater Bald Hill region. They came from near Rochester were they were subject to swamp fever and headed to the hills in the south to high ground to avoid it. When she married Joseph he became a quaker. Once a month they drove a horse and buggy to Rochester Saturday to go to church and return Sunday. My Grandmother told the story that her mother & Elizabeth went to school the other girls wore lace trimmed panteloons. They could not because they were quakers so somewhere they obtained some & had them on the way to school and changed back on the way home.

Children of ELIZABETH WELCH and JOSEPH OUIMET are:

4. i. JULIA ANN3 WEMETT, b. 1825, at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY; d. February 28, 1873.

5. ii. WILLIAM A WEMETT, b. 1828, at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY; d. 1899, buried Livonia Cem..

6. iii. MARY H. WEMETT, b. December 1830, at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY; d. August 16, 1905, buried Union Cem. Livonia NY.

7. iv. MINERVA WEMETT, b. 1833, at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY; d. 1898, buried Evergreen Cem. Canadice NY.

v. JANE WEMETT, b. 1837; d. 1850.

8. vi. ELIZABETH WEMETT, b. 1839; d. November 7, 1902.

9. vii. JOSEPH HENRY WEMETT, b. February 1841, Canadice NY; d. April 23, 1923, Canadice NY - buried Union Cem Livonia NY.

10. viii. GEORGE ALONZO WEMETT, b. March 19, 1844, at the family farm-Bald Hill Canadice NY buried Union Cem.; d. August 13, 1929, Hemlock NY - burried Union Cem Livonia NY.

3. MARGARET2 WELCH (PETER1). She married SETH KNOWLES.

Child of MARGARET WELCH and SETH KNOWLES is:

i. JARED3 KNOWLES.

Generation No. 3

4. JULIA ANN3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born 1825 in at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY, and died February 28, 1873. She married ISAAC STEPHENSON January 12, 1848, son of WILLIAM STEPHENSON and SARAH STEPHENSON.

Notes

Seven children Sibly (M) married Etta Dunn

Ellen or Eileen died age 18

Josie married Selwyn ??

Nickson married Addie Watson

Joseph burried Bald Hill family plot

Anna

Lynn

Children of JULIA WEMETT and ISAAC STEPHENSON are:

i. WELLINGTON R4 STEPHENSON, b. 1850; d. ABT 1863.

ii. SARAH ELIZABETH STEPHENSON, b. 1852; d. ABT 1863.

iii. WELLINGTON JR. STEPHENSON, b. 1852; d. died in infancy.

iv. SIBLEY STEPHENSON, b. 1853; m. ETTA DUNN.

v. MARY ELLEN STEPHENSON, b. February 3, 1855; d. November 17, 1880, age 25 yrs.

vi. ANNA JANE STEPHENSON, b. May 1856; d. July 4, 1879.

vii. ISAAC LYNN STEPHENSON, b. 1858; d. September 23, 1890; m. CARRIE MCCROSSAN.

viii. JOSEPHINE A STEPHENSON, b. 1860; m. SELWYN MARSH.

ix. JOSEPH WILLIAM STEPHENSON, b. July 1862; d. January 13, 1895, buried in Bald Hill Cemetery.

x. NICKSON M STEPHENSON, b. 1867; m. ADDIE WATSON.

5. WILLIAM A3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born 1828 in at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY, and died 1899 in buried Livonia Cem.. He married HULDAH M GOODWIN 1857.

Notes

Marrage apparently produced one child Emma, who married John H. Adams and produced children John, Clifford, Fannie who married an Abbott. Also another daughter named Gladys who married a man Hannah.

THIS IS A PARAGRAPH TAKEN FROM THE WEMETT FAMILY HISTORY WRITTEN BY ERWIN WEMETT (we think)

William Wemett, oldest son of Betsy and Joseph Wemett was born in 1820 and at the age of 29 married Huldah Goodwin. To this union was born on daughter Emma, who married John H. Adams, and raised a nice family. William Wemett relinquished this life in 1899. His widow Huldah Goodwin Wemett afterwards married Alden Pemberton.

OBITUARY 1899

Mr. William Wemett, an old resident of this place, died last Tuesday afternoon at half-past 4, after an illness extending over five years. His decline was rapid during the past two weeks. He was able to be at the polls town meeting day. Besides brothers and sisters, he leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. John H. Adams. The funeral was held from his late residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Blowers officiating. The burial was in the Livonia cemetary. Mr. Wemett was a man held in the highest esteem by our people, and all sincerely regret his death.

Child of WILLIAM WEMETT and HULDAH GOODWIN is:

i. EMMA4 WEMETT, m. JOHN H. ADAMS.

6. MARY H.3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born December 1830 in at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY, and died August 16, 1905 in buried Union Cem. Livonia NY. She married JOHN C BROWN 1851.

Notes

Scott married Laura Smith

Edward married Alta Potter

George Married Mary Ingrahm

Nellie married Albert Bailey

William A married Stella Roberts and had a son named Victor.

THIS IS A PARAGRAPH TAKEN FROM THE WEMETT FAMILY HISTORY WRITTEN BY ERWIN WEMETT (we think)

Mary Wemett, secon daughter of Joseph and Betsy Wemett at the age of 21 married a man we have all heard so much about, but like so many of our worthy forefathers John Brown's body lies a mouldering in the grave. To the union of John and Mary were born four sons and one daughter. Scott Brown married Laura Smith and a few years after her death married Melissa Aldrich. By his first wife, Scott left three girls and four boys; Ernest, Louis, Nellie, Bessie, Claude, and Clarence. Scott died ______. Melissa is still alive (1935).

Children of MARY WEMETT and JOHN BROWN are:

i. SCOTT SYLVESTER4 BROWN, b. October 4, 1853; d. January 1, 1911; m. (1) LAURA VIOLA SMITH, January 21, 1874; m. (2) MELISSA PROPER ALDRIDGE, November 17, 1900.

ii. WILLIAM A. BROWN, b. 1854; d. January 1890; m. STELLA ROGERS.

iii. HELEN LOUISE (NELLIE) BROWN, b. 1856; d. April 5, 1918; m. ALBERT BAILEY.

iv. GEORGE A. BROWN, b. August 1858; d. April 25, 1936; m. (1) MARY JANE INGRAHAM; m. (2) CAROLINE (CARRIE) GARFIELD.

v. JAMES EDWARD BROWN, b. 1860; d. 1931; m. ALDA E. PORTER, 1883.

7. MINERVA3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born 1833 in at family homestead Bald Hill Hemlock NY, and died 1898 in buried Evergreen Cem. Canadice NY. She married AGUSTUS G SHEPARD September 13, 1860 in Lima NY.

Notes

Minerva was Agustus Shepard's second wife. Program shows 3 children, actually there was a 4th, a girl who became Mrs. Samual West, other information about her unknown.

Jessie married Cornal Elmer E. (Colonel) Colegrove. William A married Dollie Albertson

THE WEMETT FAMILY HISTORY; see Clarence Elmer Wemett

Marriage Notes

Was married in Lima, NY, officiated by Rev James W Barley

Children of MINERVA WEMETT and AGUSTUS SHEPARD are:

i. PRENTESS HERBERT4 SHEPARD, b. May 30, 1863, of Nebraska; d. December 3, 1910, Nebraska; m. PEARL PALMER.

ii. JESSIE ELIZABETH SHEPARD, b. September 5, 1866, Canadice NY; d. October 30, 1959, buried Evergreen Cemetary Canadice NY; m. ELMER ELSWORTH COLEGROVE.

iii. JENNIE MINERVA SHEPARD, b. January 29, 1870, of Springwater, NY; d. September 1953; m. SAMUEL WEST.

iv. AUGUSTUS WILLIAM SHEPARD, b. April 6, 1871; d. 1940; m. DOLLY ALBERTSON.

8. ELIZABETH3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born 1839, and died November 7, 1902. She married ERASTUS T. WEMETT September 24, 1874 in Hemlock Lake (Source: NYS Census Ontario Co 1875), son of ANDRE OUIMET and JOANNA MACUMBER.

Marriage Notes

Marrage also produced a daughter who dies at infancy, name unknown.

Child of ELIZABETH WEMETT and ERASTUS WEMETT is:

i. ERWIN ERASTUS4 WEMETT, b. 1876; d. February 14, 1952; m. (1) DRUSILLA (MNU) WEMETT; m. (2) LAURA ELMINA (MINA) PARTRIDGE, September 22, 1897, Conesus NY.

9. JOSEPH HENRY3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born February 1841 in Canadice NY, and died April 23, 1923 in Canadice NY - buried Union Cem Livonia NY. He married MARY ANN S. KNAPP December 1, 1868.

Notes

FROM AN ARTICAL TITLED THE PASSING OF A WELL-KNOWN MAN

Henry J. Wemett familiarly known as Captain Wemett by scores of his friends, died at his residence in the town of Canadice . He was born in the house where he died, being in his eighty- first year. He was ill but a few days. The immediate cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Wemett received his early education in the public schools and at Genesee Wesleyan seminary at Lima, leaving there in August, 1864, to enlist in the 188th New York Volunteers. In the service he was in ten engagements and became a first lieutenant under Colonel Doolittle. At the close of the war he re-entered the seminary at Lima, from which he was graduated as valedictorian of his class. For some time he studied law in Canadaigua. He later taught school in New York State and Michigan and was for some years school commissioner of Ontario county. He then became interested in the development of Hemlock Lake as a summer resort, where he built and operated several steam boats. When Hemlock Lake was acquired by the city of Rochester as a reservoir he transferred his interests to Conesus Lake, which became a popular resort for Rochesterians. Here he was instrumental in forming the Dewey transportation company, of which he was a shareholder and manager. A great many residents of Rochester and vicinity will remember the steamer McPherson of which Mr. Wemett was captain for several seasons. In 1893 Mr. Wemett turned his attention to the development and reclamation of the mucklands at South Lima, where he engaged in the raising of celery for some time, leaving there to retire to his farm on the east side of Hemlock Lake. He rendered the city officials considerable assistance in acquiring property around Hemlock and Canadice Lakes. The farm was the old homestead established by his father, Joseph Wemett, who came into this country from Canada as a young man. In 1868 Mr. Wemett was married to Mary A. S. Knapp of Bath. Mr. Wemett was a well-known public speaker, prominent in the affairs of his community, a natural story-teller with a strong personality, and he was fond of relating to his friends and acquaintances reminiscences of early days. His man public services brought him in close touch with a large number of people. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Wemett six children-Dora and Harry of Chicago William of Valley City North Dakota, Mrs. Cora Weeks of Rochester, the Rev. Frank Wemett of Spokane and Robert, who resides on the old homestead. There are several grandchildren and on brother,, George A., of Hemlock. There are also six nephews. William Shepard C. E. Wemett, Floyd Wemett, Luther Wemett, Irwin Wemett and John Adams acted as bearers. Mrs. Floyd Caskey and Mrs. Huxley Gibbs sang. The Rev. Mr. Sanderson, pastor of the Hemlock Methodist church officiated at the funeral which was held from the house Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the burial was in the Union cemetery at Livonia.

THIS IS A PARAGRAPH TAKEN FROM THE WEMETT FAMILY HISTORY, WRITTEN BY ELMER WEMETT (we think)

Henry J. Wemett

Henry J. Wemet, son of Uncle Joe and Aunt Betsy was born in 1841. He attended the Lima Seminary which his father had helped endow and upon graduation taught school for several years. Being Supt. of Schools. While being of a jovial disposition and always joking he was sought from far and near to complete the term of some unfortunate teacher who had been thrown out of the schoolhouse window. In 1868, he married Mary Knapp. Near the close of the war he enlisted.

To the union of Henry and Mary Wemett were born children; Frank, Cora, Harry, Dora, Robert, William. Of these Frank a Methodist Minister, Cora--Now Mrs. Weeks, William-- a Professor in Valley City State Normal, and Robert--on the old homestead, only survived.

HISTORY OF HEMLOCK, NY 1779-1989 Posted under ADA HELEN WEMETT

Children of JOSEPH WEMETT and MARY KNAPP are:

i. FRANK L.4 WEMETT, b. 1871; d. June 21, 1946; m. HATTIE AMOS, 1894.

ii. CORA WEMETT, b. 1874; d. February 1958; m. EDWARD W WEEKS, 1896.

iii. HARRY WEMETT, b. 1875, lived in Chicago; d. June 16, 1922, burried in Livonia NY; m. FLORANCE WARREN, 1906.

iv. DORA WEMETT, b. 1877, lived in Chicago; d. 1922.

v. ROY WEMETT, b. 1879; d. 1879.

vi. ROBERT ROY WEMETT, b. 1881, Bald Hill at Family Homestead; d. 1956, buried Uion Cemetary Livonia NY; m. MARY LAURITA WILLSON, 1905, Lakeville, NY.

vii. WILLIAM MARKS WEMETT, b. February 2, 1884; d. 1965; m. FERN STEVENSON, November 1911.

10. GEORGE ALONZO3 WEMETT (ELIZABETH2 WELCH, PETER1) was born March 19, 1844 in at the family farm-Bald Hill Canadice NY buried Union Cem., and died August 13, 1929 in Hemlock NY - burried Union Cem Livonia NY. He married FRANCES CLEMONS February 7, 1872, daughter of JOHN CLEMONS and LYNDA ARNOLD.

Notes

As of 6/1/94 conversations with Mary, Mark, and Norris Wemett, no one can ever remember their grandfather working. He apparently had a small pension somehow connected to the the Civil War and periodically sold off some land from the family farm on Bald Hill

Enlisted in Company I,188th New York Infantry Grand Armey Republic 1864. Attained rank of Sargeant, Participated in 9 engagements. Enlisted 9/29/1864 and discharged near Washington DC on 7/1/1865. At that time he was described on his discharge papers as 20 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches tall , fair complexion, blue eyes and light hair, occupation- farmer.

THIS IS FROM A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FOR THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY (1922)

Mr. and Mrs George A. Wemett parents of four sons, two of which died in infancy. Of the two that remain, Correll Wemett is proprietor of the Hilltop Dairy and owner of a large farm in Lima, while Clarence E Wemett is president of C. E. Wemett & Company, Inc., which has offices in Hemlock, Naples and Prattsburg.

During her entire life Mrs. Wemett has been interessted in music and has been prominently connected with every musical enterprise within the community. She greduated from the Sherwood Musical Academy, in Lyons NY 1869. Until recent years she has taught piano and has been the organist in the local Methodist Church, of which she has been an active member.

Mr. Wemett has the distinction of being the oldest man in the community, besides being one of the four surving Civil War veterans in the town of Livonia. He can distinctly recall many of his war experiences that took place after his enlistment in 1864. He took part in nine engagements the most important of which was the battle of Five Forks where 600 Rebel prisoners were taken. Most of his fighting was done under th command of Gereral Gregory, Major Davidson, and Captain John Marks. The latter two coming from Rochester.

Mr Wemett was at the front at the time of the surrender and it was his company that guarded the arms that the Confederate Soldiers piled up as they filed past and surrendered their weapons. He recalls the kindness shown by General Grant in allowing the rebel soldiers to keep their horses and side arms.

ARTICAL ENTITLED "HEMLOCK VETERAN DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS"

George A. Wemett's Funeral Today

George A Wemett passed away after a brief illness at his home in Hemlock, Tuesday evening, August 13, 1929. Mr. Wemett was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Welch Wemett and was born March 19, 1844, on the home farm, Bald HIll, Canadice, the present home of his nephew, robert Wemett. He was one of fifteen children. He married Miss Francis Clemons of Springwater in 1872 and they resided on the home farm for four years, after which they moved to Hemlock and have resided in their present home ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Wemett had four sons, two of which died in infancy. Several years ago they took into their hearts and home a little girl, who is now Mrs. Everett hayward. Mr. Wemett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Wemett; two sons Correll of Lima and Clarence E. of hemlock; also the daughter, Mrs Aulsa Hayward, and 11 grandchildren. Before his marrieage Mr. Wemett served in the Civil War fighting mostly under the command of Major Davison and Capt. Marks of Rochester.

DEATH CLAIMS OLDEST RESIDENT OF HEMLOCK - is the title of a newspaper clipping

Hemlock, Aug. 14 - George A. Wemett, oldest resident of this community, died at his home here late Tuesday.

He was born in the Town of Canadice, March 19, 1844, the son of Elizabeth Welch and Joseph Wemett and one of a family of 15 children. He married Frances Clemons, Springwater, on Feb 7, 1872. To them were born four sons, two of which remain, Cerrell Wemett, Lima, and Clarence E. Wemett, Hemlock. He is also survived by his widow and Mrs. Aulsa Hayward, an adopted daughter.

Mr. Wemett was one of the four surviving Civil War veterans in the town of Livonia. He enlisted in 1864 and took part in nine engagements, the most important of which was the battle of Five Forks.

And the artical continues about the funeral services.

HISTORY OF HEMLOCK, NY 1779-1989 Posted under ADA HELEN WEMETT

Marriage Notes

Marrage produced two sons who died in infancy.

Produced one son known to be named Fred. Died at age 3.

Children of GEORGE WEMETT and FRANCES CLEMONS are:

i. AULSA4 WEMETT, b. 1902; d. 1987; m. EVERTT HAYWOOD.
ii. CORRELL E. WEMETT, b. August 23, 1879, Hemlock NY; d. July 2, 1937, Lima NY buried Honeoye Falls NY; m. CORA BURMEISTER, April 15, 1900.
iii. CLARENCE ELMER WEMETT, b. February 26, 1885, Hemlock NY; d. November 21, 1961, Hemlock NY buried Union Cemetary Livonia NY; m. (1) ADA HELEN JENNINGS, April 5, 1910, Hunts Hollow NY; m. (2) ANNA ELIZABETH JENNINGS, October 16, 1935, Geneseo NY Methodist Parsonage by WJ Brown.