My father & I are Welch's. We have tried to find our ancester David Welch for years. Then I saw this the other day about George W. Welch. My aunt told me several years ago DAvid had a brother George Washington Welch and another possible brother named John (maybe half brother?). We were told his father, David WElch was a veteran of the War of 1812. David was to receive a land grant but married Cynthia Mackey in 1830 (?)and her father told him the condition was he would take her to southern Missouri, which he did. Since the 2 brothers names match I hoped that I had the right David. We wondered if he was sent up to Kentucky and then missouri & that he might possibly be part cherokee since it shows David & George W. being born in Georgia. His mother is listed on ancestry .com as unknown. Would an indian mother be left as unknown to avoid trouble in those days? Anyone with information about David would be much appreciated its been a long hard search for him!