Jefferson Ganes Welborn1

M, #846, b. 18 November 1829, d. 17 May 1901
Last Edited=6 Jun 2011
     Jefferson Ganes Welborn, son of Aaron Welborn and Lucy Stevenson, was born on 18 November 1829 at Jones County, Mississippi.1 Jefferson Ganes Welborn was the son of Aaron Welborn and Lucy Stevenson.1

Jefferson Ganes Welborn appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of Aaron Welborn at Jones County, Mississippi.2

Descendents of Jefferson Ganes Welborn and Margaret Jane Walters are found in "Descendents of Aaron Welborn and Lucy Stevenson Welborn" by W. Monroe and Lanora Houston.1

Jefferson Ganes Welborn married Margaret Jane Walters in 1856.1,3

In 1860, Jefferson Ganes Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.4

Jefferson Ganes Welborn began military service on 13 May 1862 at Mississippi. He was a Captain, Co. A, 7th Miss. Batallion CSA..1,5,6

He ended military service on 7 July 1862. Resigning his military service due to health..6

In 1870, Jefferson Ganes Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, The family had a domestic servant, Ellen Welch, black and 18 years of age. Had she previously been their slave?7

In 1880, Jefferson Ganes Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Jones County, Mississippi, Also listed on this census is a black servant, Elen Welborn.8

Jefferson Ganes Welborn died on 17 May 1901 at Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, at age 71. From The Ellisville News, May 24, 1901:

                              Died
                              
Mr. J. G. Welborn, an aged and highly respected citizen, died at his home in Ellisville last Friday, May 17, 1901, at 9:40 o'clock.

Deceased had been in ill health for a number of years, and his death was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Rev. O.D. Bowen officiating, and the internment was at the city cemetery.

Mr. Welborn was a life long resident of Jones county, having been born here some 72 years ago and having resided here ever since. He enjoyed wide acquaintance throughout this section and leaves hosts of friends to join his immediate relatives in mourning his death.

His wife and seven children, Mesdames Veach, B.E. Devall, J.C. Austin, Misses Vivian and Winnie Welborn, J. L. Welborn Jr. and George Welborn survive him and to them in their affliction the News extends sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolence.

                         A Brief Life Sketch
                         
James G. Welborn was born Nov. 18, 1829, in the northern part of Jones county. His parents, Aaron Welborn and Lucy Stevenson, of South Carolina, were among the first and earliest settlers of the county.

He was married in 1855 to Miss Margaret Walters. During the civil war he served as captain of his company. Later he was a member of the state legislature, serving in that capacity for two terms.

In 1882 he moved to Ellisville, and engaged in the mercantile business becoming one of the pioneer merchants of "old Town". He resided here continuously since that time up to the date of his death.1,9 He was buried at Ellisville Cemetery, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.1,10

Children of Jefferson Ganes Welborn and Margaret Jane Walters

Citations

  1. [S43] W. Monroe and Lanora Houston, Descendents of Aaron Welborn c 1798 - Sep 18 1858 and Lucy Stevenson Welborn c 1797 - c 1879 (11 Welborn Drive, Laurel, MS 39440 601-428-0087, e-mail address: Self Published, 1992). Hereinafter cited as Descendents of Aaron Welborn.
  2. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, p. 123, line 117.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  3. [S29] Patricia N. and Strickland, Jean Edwards, compiler, Who Married Whom in Jones Co., Mississippi (P.O. Box 5147, Moss Point, MS 39563: Self Published, 1986). Hereinafter cited as Who Married Whom in Jones Co.
  4. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones Cunty, Mississippi, family 298, page 704.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S148] National Park Service Collections, online http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss. Hereinafter cited as NPS Collections.
  6. [S217] Civil War Military Service Records, National Archives (Washington, D.C.: U.S.Government). Hereinafter cited as Military Service Records.
  7. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, p. 223, family 29.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  8. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, p. 309, family 34, farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  9. [S108] Unknown author, "Obituary: Death of Jefferson Ganes Welborn", The Ellisville News, Obituary reprinted in Jones County Journeys, May-June 2002
    (May 24, 1901): Reprint of article by Jones County Journeys: May-June 2002, page 6.. Hereinafter cited as "Jefferson Ganes Welborn Obituary."
  10. [S347] Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards, compiler, Cemetery Records of Jones County, Mississippi: Book 1 (Moss Point, Mississippi: Self Published, 1994), Book I, page 232.. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records of Jones County, Mississippi.
  11. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  12. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.