Thanks for the register of deeds lookup, too. It's not the specific Thomas I was looking for. However, I am organizing info on all Welches/Walshes in Janesville and Beloit (and maybe later in some of the other Rock Co towns) -- because I believe others are related. For others researching this individual, I have the Mt. Olivet cemetery book and it shows a Thomas Welch who died in 1894 as having been born in 1832 in Tipperary Co, Ireland. In the same plot (066-01) are buried Bridget (1829-1922), Nellie Lee (1899-1931), Thomas (1860-1929). I have pictures of most of the Welch/Walsh gravestones in Mt Olivet. Thomas' monument says "Born Dec 22 1832." Nellie's stone actually says Nellie Welch Lee 1859-1931.