Thomas was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Thomas' father Richard Welsh was my GGG GF born in Tenterachan (sp?) Ireland in 1804. Married to Mary Bittle. Moved to Scotland at some point. Had sons Richard and Thomas and a few other kids but I have misplaced the details. Some stayed in Scotland (where I'm from but now in the US)and some went to Utah. Richard 1804's son Richard 1848 married Anne McNamara. They had a daughter Bridgit 1864 who married John Reid and they had my grandfather Richard Welsh Reid. I can get the Reids back to 1736 in Scotland and the Welsh's back to 1780 in Ireland. The Reids still reside in the same locale (Paisley area) where Thomas is from. Hope this helps.