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THE WELSH OF HARPERS FERRY

ESTABLISHED CIRCA 1830
From the evidence collected thus far, we can assume that the Welsh family likely immigrated from Kings County, Ireland to the Harpers Ferry area sometime during the early 1830's.
In Ireland, the surname appears to have originally been Walsh. The spelling changed consistently to Welsh sometime during the late 1800's.
Another Walsh family from Kings County also made Harpers Ferry their home during the same time period. No relationship to the Murtha Walsh family has been found thus far, however evidence suggests that this possibility cannot be ruled out.
The Welsh family had strong ties with Washington County, Maryland as well with other locations in Eastern Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Welsh's Store; Bakerton, West Virginia

Welsh's Grocery, known as the Bakerton Store, in Bakerton, West Virginia

a Bit O' Erin in Almost Heaven

a bite-sized overview of the welsh of harpers ferry