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William James Welburn

William James Welburn, the oldest known child of Mary & George, was born circa 1834 in the farming community of Blackwater, Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware.  He was enumerated in his father's household in the 1840 Federal Census.  By name William makes his first and only Census appearance in 1850. 

On February 16, 1857, William wed widow (or divorcee) Hester A. "Hetty" Hall-Melvin at the home of her father Charles Hall.  The ceremony was conducted by a local white Baptist minister named Rev. Lemuel Hall.  Hetty already had one daughter, Mary A. Melvin (or Hall), when she married William.

On October 19, 1864, 3 years after the Civil War began, William J. Welburn was drafted into the Union Army in Wilmington, Delaware.  He served with Company H of the 29th U.S. Colored Infantry.  His CMSR (Compiled Military Service Record) described him as 28 years of age, 5'7" in height, with a black complexion, hair, and eyes.  On the 27th & 28th of that same month, his Regiment participated in the Battle of Boydton Plank Road (Hatcher's Run, VA). The 29th USCI later served on the fronts of the Bermuda Hundred & Richmond in Virginia and in the Appomattox Campaign before moving to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.  William was admitted to the Post Hospital at Brownsville, TX with "febris remit", or a remittent fever, and died 5 weeks later on August 23, 1865.  He never met his youngest child, William James Sherman Welburn.

After learning of William's death, Hetty left her younger children in the care of various Welburn & Hall relatives while she found domestic work in Philadelphia, PA.  Daughters Mary, Maria, and even Hannah Kate eventually joined her.  When Hetty finally returned to the Baltimore Hundred, she was able to establish a 70-acre estate on the west side of Collins Creek.  Hetty was one of few Welburns in Delaware who had written a last will and testament.  She died July 11, 1912 at the age of 76.

William & Hetty had 4 children together: Maria Elizabeth, Hannah Kate, George Lane, and William James Sherman.  William also had another child, oddly named Hester, with an unknown woman, but  his wife Hetty helped raise the child until she left for Pennsylvania.  In addition to her oldest daughter Mary, Hetty also had a son, Harry Leonard Welburn, in 1878.  

 Outline of William & Hetty's Descendants

A GUIDE TO THE OUTLINE:

WHITE=CHILD OF WILL & HETTY; RED=GRANDCHILD OF WILL & HETTY; PURPLE=GREAT-GRANDCHILD; MINT=2XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; ORANGE=3XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; BLUE=4XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; YELLOW=5XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; GREEN=6XGREAT-GRANDCHILD;  ADD ANOTHER "GREAT" TO KNOW THE RELATIONSHIP TO MARY & GEORGE WELBURN.

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I. Mary A. (Hall or Melvin)-Medford *stepdaughter? (5/5/1850 - 1/17/1899)

A. Lily Bessie Medford-Rowlett-Smith (9/6/1875 - 2/1920)

1. _____ Rowlett or Smith (? - ?)

2. _____ Rowlett or Smith (? - ?)

B. William Edward Medford (5/30/1877 - 2/1/1925)

II. Maria Elizabeth Welburn (11/21/1857 - ?)

III. Hannah Katherine "Kate" Welburn-Drew-Bounds-Hood (4/6/1860 - 1920)

A. Eva Linda Drew-Hood-Bounds-Mason (11/17/1882 - 6/15/1957)

1. Elisha Mason (3/14/1900 - ?)

B. Frederick D. Drew Sr. (3/21/1884 - 11/9/1937)

1. Ella M. David (7/31/1908 - 2/8/1963)

2. Frederick Drew Jr. (8/21/1910 - 3/21/1911)

3. Aldon Drew (c.1910 - ?)

4. Langford Drew (c.1911 - ?)

5. Mary Drew (11/20/1912 - 1/19/1913)

6. Martha Drew (c.1913 - ?)

7. Orlando Milton Drew (3/17/1915 - 1/17/1994)

a. Fred Lee Drew (7/1935 - 10/2003)

i. Lennia Drew-Dennis (1958-1994)

-Paul Lee Dennis (1973 -

-Jeremiah Dennis (1978 -

-Ryan Dennis (1990 -

ii. Bruce Marvin Drew Sr. (1959 -

-Bruce M. Drew Jr. (1981 -

-Maurice Drew

-Brandon Drew

-Laina Drew

iii. Tammy Drew-Gordon (1961 -

-Aaron Drew (1980 -

-Anthony Drew (1990 -

-Frances Drew (1992 -

iv. Wanda Drew (1962 -

v. Darrell Drew (1963 -

-Giovanni Gasby (1984 -

-Gacobi Gasby (1984 -

vi. Fred Lee Drew Jr. (1964 -

-Patrick Drew

-Lauren Drew

vii. Teresa Drew-Taylor (1965 -

-Terrance Drew (1985 -

-Maurice Drew (1986 -

-Thenda Taylor (1988 -

viii. Michael Drew (1967 -

-Keyana Drew

-Mikayli Drew

ix. Suart Drew (1968 -

-Jordan Drew (1990 -

-Lance Drew

x. Rachael L. Drew-Kinuthia (1976 -

xi. Rebecca Drew (1983 -

b. Orlando M. Drew Jr. (3/1937 -8/2005)

c. Catherine E. Drew-Walters (4/10/1940 -

i. Stephanie Walters-Lawrence 1956

-Brandon Lawrence (1989 -

-Taryn Lawrence (1993 -

ii. Brian Walters (7/1958 -

-Tiana Walters (1981 -

-Khalia Walters

iii. Kim Walters (8/1959 -

-Darren Walters

iv. Crystal Walters-Williams (1962 -

-Crystal Harris (1982 -

-Jonathan Williams (1990 -

v. Leisha Walters-Gist (1/1966 -

d. Elwood O. Drew (5/1943 - 12/1995)

i. Doretha Drew-Harrison (4/1962 -

-Jermaine Harrison

ii. Gregory Drew (6/1967 -

e. Martin A. Drew (5/3/1944 -

i. Monique Drew-Woodley (2/1967 - 9/2014)

-Anthony Mosley Jr. (1990 -

-Ciara Mosley (1993 -

-Martinique Woodley (1997

ii. Nicole Drew (10/1969 -

-Imani Drew (1999 -

iii. Mikelle Drew (12/1975 -

f. Stephen E. Drew (2/6/1946 -

i. Darrell Woods (1969 -

ii. Nika Drew (8/1972 -

iii. Tomika Drew (1982 -

iv. Christina Drew (1986 -

v. Shaudae Drew (1988 -

vi. Catherine Drew (1990 -

vii. Claudia Drew (1990 -

viii. Stephen Drew Jr. (1992 -

g. Cecil Claudia Drew-Currie-Waters (1947

i. William Currie Jr. (8/1964 -

ii. Tywanna Currie (10/1965 -

iii. John Drew Currie (10/1978 -

h. Edward T. Drew (11/2/1949 -

i. Leonard Drew (9/1967 -

-Michael Drew (1991 -

8. Catherine Drew-Jammott (1917 - 8/16/1938)

9. Carrie "Cube" Drew-Collick (1/1919 - 1/1995)

a. Carolyn Collick-Johnson-Fox-Brinkley

i. Robert Johnson Jr.

ii. Theresa Johnson

iii. Shara Fox

b. Cenith Collick-Martin (1954 -

i. Darryl Collick

ii. Rubin Collick

iii. Luwanda Tylise Collick

c. Webster Collick (1956 -

i. Abegail Collick

ii. Corinda Collick

d. Oletta Collick (12/17/1957 - 4/15/1958)

10. Charles Daniel Drew (4/19/1920 - 9/25/1922)

11. unnamed baby boy Drew (3/5/1924 - 3/8/1924)

12. Viola Sara Drew (1/21/1926 - 3/31/1926)

13. Clarence Drew (1/21/1926 - 1/21/1926) 

14. John Elwood Drew (5/1/1928 - 1/1/2007)

a. Shirley Drew (1957 -

b. Michael Tyrone Drew (2/28/1958 - 8/29/2003)

c. Valerie Drew (1982 -

d. Valene Drew (1982 -

15. Albert Ulysses Drew (10/15/1930 - 1/17/1991)

a. Daphne Hall-Knight-Bennett (1952 -

i. Toyano Knight

ii. Quana Knight

iii.Vernetta Knight

iv. Raven Knight

b. Duane H. Drew (1973 -

16. Loretta I. Drew-Suarez-Chowdhury (7/5/1932 -

a. Elizabeth Suarez (1964 -

i. Dominic Suarez (1984 -

ii. Johnny Suarez (1988 -

iii. Amour Suarez (1988 -

C. _____ Drew (c.1886 - ?)

D. Maria Elizabeth Drew-Rodgers (8/3/1889 - 6/19/1955)

1. Lucinda Rogers (1911 - ?)

2. Esther Rogers (1912 - ?)

3. Mildred Rogers-Wilder-Hall (1913 - ?)

a. Archibald B. Wilder Jr. (1932 -2012)

b. Charles Wilder (193_ - ?)

c. Frederick Wilder (10/1935 -

d. Ralph Wilder (19__ -

e. Edward Wilder (19__ - ?)

f. Robert Wilder (19__ - ?)

g. Quandora Y. Wilder-Loftlin (19__ -

h. Lorraine Ravenes Wilder (19__ -

4. Eleanor Rogers-Whortenberry (6/30/1917 - 2/12/1960)

a. Roberta Whortenberry (19__ -

b. William Whortenberry (19__ - ?)

c. Brenda Whortenberry-Holden (19__ -

d. Twynette Whortenberry-Burrow (19__ -

5. Edgar Rogers Jr. (6/12/1918 - 11/17/1991)

a. Audrey Rogers (19__ - ?)

6. George Rogers (1920 - ?)

7. Rodnor D. Rogers (2/16/1923 - 7/21/2003)

a. Beverly A. Rogers-Nottage (19__ -

8. Melvin L. Rogers (1926 -   )

a. Melvin L. Rogers Jr. (19__ -

b. Warren Rogers (19__ -

c. Carl Rogers (19__ - ?)

d. Charles Rogers (19__ -

E. Ida K. Drew-Pugh (4/1893 - 6/14/1939)

F. Charles M. Drew (3/5/1895 - 3/5/1915)

G. _____ Drew (c.1898 - ?)

H. Dorothy M. Drew (1902 - ?) 

IV. Hester Welburn (1863 - ?)

V. George Lane Welburn (7/17/1863 - 10/15/1947)

A. Daniel James Welburn (7/31/1884 - 6/20/1921)

1. Paul James Welburn (12/6/1920 - 1/6/1921)

B. (baby boy) Welburn (4/26/1886 - 4/26/1886)

C. Theodoshia Welburn-Hudson (5/11/1886 - 10/11/1948)

1. Alberta "Bertie" Hudson (1905 -  )

2. Sally "Sadie" Hudson (7/9/1906 - 9/21/1953)

a. Marie Hudson-Meyers (19__ - ?)

i. Viola Meyers

-Theresa Meyers

-Richard Meyers

-Donna Meyers

-Dana Meyers

ii. Charles Meyers

-Derrick Meyers

iii. Michelle Meyers

-Wanda Meyers

iv. Maurice Meyers

-_____ Meyers

-_____ Meyers

b. Ruth Hudson-Allen (19__ - ?)

i. Phillip Allen

ii. David Allen

iii. Stella Allen

iv. Caleb Allen

v. Lorraine Allen

vi. Tracy Allen

c. Edgar Hudson (19__ - ?)

i. Gordon Hudson

d. Louise Hudson-Boyd (19__ -

i. Larry Boyd

ii. Evangeline Boyd

- Nina Boyd-Williams

+Evan Williams

+Emmanuel Williams

+Charles Williams

+Isaiah Williams

+Tymere Williams

+Elijah Williams

+Jaden Williams

-Desha Boyd-Henfield

+Norman Henderson

+Daesha Henfield

-Laketa Boyd

+Shawn Boyd

+Kiara Boyd

*Kylee Boyd

-Natasha Jones

-Tiajuana Kitchen

iii. Michael Boyd

iv. Cheryl Boyd

-Sherquenna Fisher

-Michael Fisher

-Sherenda Garrett

+Shanaeja Beckford

+Terrell McThaul

+Jannah Garrett

e. William Hudson (19__ -

i. Adrienne Hudson

ii. Crystal Hudson

iii. Stephanie Hudson

iv. William Hudson

v. Drake Hudson

f. Phillip Hudson (19__ -

i. Myron Hudson

ii. Phillip Hudson

iii. Joy Hudson

iv. Renee Hudson

v. Mark Hudson

vi. Terry Hudson

g. Hiram "Chester" Hudson (19__ -

i. Mark Hudson

ii. Jacqueline Hudson

h. Theodoshia "Theda" Hudson (19_ - ?)

i. Scott Hudson  

3. Viola L. Hudson (1907 - )

4. Henry D. Hudson (1909 - 11/26/1919)

5. Eva Hudson (1911 - 5/12/1938)

6. Carl Raymond Hudson (1913? - 8/15/1926)

7. Handy David Hudson Jr. (1915 - )

a. Leonard Hudson (19__ -

b. Carl Hudson (19__ -

c. James Hudson (19__ - ?)

d. Sandra Hudson (19__ -

8. Marie Hudson (1924 -  )

9. Evangeline Hudson-Black (1925 -  )

a. Patricia Black

b. Vera Black

c. Wayne Black

10. Flossie Hudson-Mable (6/1929 -11/1996)

a. Christine Mable-Nash (19__ -

b. Denise Mable (19__ - ?)

i. Shenequewa Mable

iii. Jermaine Mable

c. Marlene Mable (19__ -

i. Dennis Mable

d. Charlene Mable (19__ -

i. Gerald Mable

e. Jerome Mable (19__ - ?)

f. Anthony Mable (19__ - ?)

D. Lillian May Welburn-Grant (1/9/1890 - 10/8/1952)

E. George A. Welburn (4/6/1892 - 12/3/1937)

F. Isabelle Barbara Welburn-Evans (5/6/1894 - 5/26/1958)

1. Earl Oakley Evans (10/28/1913 -5/24/1999)

2. Robert Thomas Evans (1916 -1996)

G. Della B. Welburn-Showell (11/30/1896 - 1/20/1952)

1. George Showell (1920 -  )

2. Thomas Showell (1924 - )

3. Herman Showell (1925 - )

4. Charles Showell (11/24/1926 - 7/13/1928)

5. William Showell (1929 - )

H. Mary E. Welburn-Brittingham (4/1899 - ?)

1. Elizabeth Brittingham (1919 -  )

2. Walter Brittingham Sr. (1921 - )

a. Walter Brittingham Jr. (19__ -

b. Theresa Brittingham (19__ -

i. Jeffrey Brittingham

-Jerry Brittingham

c. Toula Brittingham (19__ -

i. Sela Brittingham

ii. William Brittingham

iii. Eugene Brittingham

iv. James Brittingham

d. Robin Brittingham (19__ -

i. Robert Brittingham

ii. Elizabeth Brittingham

e. Denise Brittingham (19__ -

3. Ella Brittingham (1925 -  )

a. John Brittingham (19__ -

i. Pamela Brittingham

ii. Tomika Brittingham

iii. Augustine Brittingham

iv. John Brittingham

b. Delores Brittingham (19__ -

i. Victoria Brittingham

ii. Renee Brittingham

-Nikia Brittingham

c. Wilhelmina Brittingham (19__ -

i. Tanya Brittingham

ii. Dana Brittingham

iii. Delores Brittingham

iv. Leroy Brittingham

d. Ella Mae Brittingham (19__ -

i. Kim Brittingham

ii. Anthony Brittingham

iii. Brian Brittingham

iv. Tanya Brittingham

v. Derek Brittingham

e. Ronald Brittingham (19__ -

i. Rochelle Brittingham

ii. Rhonda Brittingham

4. Mary Brittingham (1927 -  )

a. Verdie Brittingham (19__ -

i. Tracy Brittingham

ii. Kim Brittingham

5. Henry M. Brittingham (1929 -  )

6. Helena Brittingham (19__ -  )

a. Diana Brittingham (19__ -

i. Keith Brittingham

ii. Michelle Brittingham

iii. Lena Brittingham

iv. James Brittingham

7. Harold Brittingham (19 __ -  )

a. Yvonne Brittingham (19__ -

I. Benjamin Ruley Welburn (6/1/1900 - 3/6/1936)

1. Anna Elizabeth Welburn-Jones (1919 - 2006)

2. Isabella Welburn-DeShields-Cherry (1920-1991)

a. Clarence DeShields (6/5/1937 - 8/2003)

i. Clarence Raymond DeShields

b. Douglas H. DeShields (9/1938 - 2/2003)

i. Linda Lynette DeShields

-Tamir Hartsock

-Marc Anthony Stokes

c. Florence Ella DeShields-Smith (1938 - ?)

i. Marva DeShields-Taylor

-Douglas DeShields

+JaNa DeShields

-Marci Brown

-Ashley Taylor

-Michael Taylor Jr.

ii. Marvin DeShields

-Alicia DeShields

-Marvin R. DeShields

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iii. Yvonne D. Smith

iv. Keith Smith

v. Karen Smith

-Carmen Smith

+Tymeere D. Smith

+Tarmara Herbert Smith

+Zakir Edwards

vi. Eric Smith

-Dominique Smith

+Syheir Smith

-Erica Smith

-Keyana Smith

vii. Lamont Smith

-Charmya Smith (1991 -

+Elijah James (2012 -

+Ariana Baker (2015 -

-Charnea Smith (1995 -

-Charonya Smith (1996 -

3. Della Beatrice Welburn-Davis (6/7/1931 - 198_)

a. Theresa Diane Davis-Avella (1948-2012)

i. Eugene Avella

ii. Tonya Diane Avella-Bah

iii. Trina Avella

iv. Tynesha Alston

b. Renee Beatrice Davis-Cooper (1950 - ?)

i. Allen Cooper

ii. Antoinette Cooper

c. Elwood Leonard Davis (1/10/1952 - ?)

i. Gemeres Davis

ii. Elwood Davis

iii. Marcus Ford

iv. Joshua Ford

4. Benjamin G. William Welburn (1934 - 2005)

a. Benjamin Renato Welburn (1961 -

i. Donte Welburn

ii. Kiarra Welburn

b. Kevin Lamont Welburn (1963 - 2015)

5. John Raymond Welburn (3/1936 - 3/1936)

J. Anna Ollita Welburn-Grant (1906 -1964)

1. Emma Lillian Grant-Lorde (10/1923 - 5/2003)

a. Clyde Augustus Lorde Jr. (19__ -

i. Danielle Lorde-Johnson

-Daniel Johnson

b. Dwight Lorde (19__ -

2. Edna May Grant-Crawford (10/1923 -8/1983)

3. Mary Elizabeth Grant (4/5/1925 -  2/13/1926)

4. Maizie Grant-Williams-Edwards (1928 -2012)

5. Daisy Lola Grant-Saxon (7/11/1927 - 4/1996)

a. George Alfred Grant (19__ -

i. Darryl Grant

ii. Daniel Grant

b. Joseph Saxon (19__ -

c. Delores Saxon (19__ -

d. Beverly Saxon (19__ -

e. Brenda Saxon (19__ -

6. Irene Grant-Lary-Truesdale-Moore (1929-2000)

a. William Donald Grant (1945 - 1999)

i. Cherise Grant

ii. Michael Grant

iii. William "Flip" Grant

-William Grant Jr.

-Marcus Grant

-Mea Grant

b. Janette Lary (19__ -

i. Tyjhir Lary

ii. Elijah Emmanuel Stokes

iii. Michael Edward Jordan 

iv. Shelly Thomas Jordan

v. Donee Vija Williams

-KaDeja C. Williams

c. James Lary Jr. (19__ -

d. Christina Moore-Deloatch-Garvin (19_

i. Jerry Tildon Deloatch Jr.

-Christina Victoria Deloatch

-Jerry Tildon Deloatch III

-Sidney Renne Deloatch

-Jordan Deloatch

7. Percy Oliver Grant (1/9/1931 -5/6/2001)

8. Esther Marie Grant-Colin (2/1/1933 - 1996)

a. Adele Maria Colin (19__ -

b. Abdel Colin Jr. (19__ -

c. Yvonne Esther Colin-Hughes (19__ -

i. Sidney Lee Hughes

ii. Cynthia Marie Hughes

-Sereanna Marie Hughes

-Sidney Deonanna Hughes

-Deon Omar Sloan-Hughes

d. Cassandra Colin-Johnson (19__-

i. Keyona Johnson

e. Patrice Abdullah Colin (19__ -

f. Joshua Desaline Colin (19__ -

9. Roland James Grant (1935 - 1989)

a. Roland James Grant Jr. (19__ -

b. Raymond Grant (19__ -

c. Diane Grant-Young (19__ -

i. Neremiah Jenkins

-Diane Jenkins

-Fatima Jenkins

-Felicia Jenkins

-Danielle Jenkins

-Jahlil Jenkins

-Jhfeik Jenkins

-Daniel Jenkins

ii. Innirsaull Jenkins

iii. Terrance Johnson

d. Eric Grant (19__ -

i. Daniel Eric Grant

ii. Alexander Daniel Grant

e. Kenneth Lassiter (19 -

i. Alexandria Nicole Lassiter

ii. Sasha Lassiter

iii. Olivia Nadine Lassiter

iv. Kenneth Lassiter Jr.

v. Xavier Grant Lassiter

vi. Heaven Elise Lassiter

vii. Elita Lassiter

viii. Gabriel Grant Lassiter

10. Raymond Adolphus Grant (19__ -   )

11. Edward Elijah Grant (19 __ -  )

a. Khalil Kimath Grant (19__ -

b. Anika Amani Grant (19__ -

i. Khaalid A. Grant

ii. Ahmir Ahrad Grant

c. Idris Karim Grant (19__ -

d. Olivia Ann Grant (19__ -

12. Joan Grant-Green (19__ -  )

a. Renee Vanessa Green-Patrick (19__ -

i. Ricci Patrick Jr.

ii. Roman Grant Patrick

b. Matthew Craig Green (19__ -

c. Mark Anthony Green (19__ -

i. Drew Mark Green

ii. Claire Aina Green

VI. William James Sherman Welburn (2/24/1865 - ?)

A. Mary Ann Welburn (10/10/1894? - 11/9/1910)

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