Welcome to our page! I and my sister, Ruth Welch, are continuing the work of our parents, James H. and Magdalena B. Welch, in searching our family roots. Their work covered 30 years and focused on the Welch and Kemp line for our father, and the Brett and Patterson for our mother. Our earliest documented ancestors are:Caleb Welch who died in December 1829 in Jesserson CO, GA.
Joseph Kemp B.Abt. 1765 D. 1848 in Marion CO, GA
James Brett B.1795 Washington CO, GA D. 1870 Worth CO, GA
Susanne Patterson B.August 29, 1891 in Appling CO, GA D. January 2, 1944 in Waycross, Ware CO, GA.
Our parents self-published their research under the title "Welch/Kemp and Allied Families - 1995, Footprints from the Past"
It is available for $29.00 per copy, the cost of duplication for the 200 page volume which includes photos, family oral histories, as well as full family files with documentation.
Contact me at this web site to purchase your copy.
We are now attempting to verify information linking us to the Welch Line Caleb Welch of Colchester New London, CT son of Joshua Welch bn. in 1715, son of James Welch bn. 1692 in Rehoboth, MA., son of James Welch, bn. abt. 1655 in Rehoboth, MA. When and if this is accomplished, the volume will be revised to include all new information.
The Kemp Klan Reunion has been an annual event initiated by my p.grandmother in 1955 in Valdosta, GA. and is currently meeting in the Macon, GA area. Contact me for information on upcoming events.