My gggf James Welch, was always told that the Welch's came from Missouri. James's son Enos, was my gf (moved to Michigan, do not know dates of that move) Not that this is anything to be proud of, but was also told we have some kinship with Jessie James. Know very little about gggf James. My gf Enos, married Hiacynthe Roy ( French - Rioux ) they had 6 children.
Eldest, Wesson, Roy, Leona, Neva, Chester(Chet ) & Dorothy ( Dot ) . Wesson died at the age of 16, of Lobar Pneumonia. It's my understanding, gf Enos had a sister in California. and other siblings too, but that's part of this quest. Hope this starts the journey.