My ggrandfather was born in Ozark Co. Missouri. His name was Ben WELCH. His parents were Eli William WELCH and Sally Jane BASS. I found his parents listed on the 1900 census, Ben was then 1 years old. I looked for his father in the 1880 census and could not find an Eli Welch, but found a William Welch who was two years old, as my ggrandfather would have been. His parents were listed as George and Nancy Welch. I believe Nancy's maiden name may have been STONE or SLONE. Then in 1870 census I found George and Nancy listed with his parents, Malinda? and Isam? Welch. Is anyone researching this line? Could Eli and William be the same person. If you can confirm or deny please let me know.