Friday, July 5, 2013

Frances S. Welch (1847-1876)

Frances S. "Fanny" Welch was born in Jones County, Mississippi in 1847 to the marriage of James Richard Welch and Mary Marzilla Valentine. 

The 1850 and 1860 census records show Fanny and her family living in Jones County, Mississippi. 

Frances S. "Fanny" Welch married Prentice Montgomery Bynum in 1866.  The following children were born to this marriage:

Aurelia Margaret, 1867-1942 (m. Clinton Lott)
Mary Matilda, 1870-1928 (m. Simeon "Sim" Herrin)
James Benjamin, 1875-1941 (m. Annie Jane Sumrall)

The 1870 census shows Fanny, Prentice and daughter, Aurelia living in Jones County, Mississippi.

At the young age of twenty eight, Frances S. "Fanny" Welch passed from this life on August 29, 1876.  She left behind her husband and three young children, as well as her parents, James Richard and Mary Valentine Welch.

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