Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mark Welch and Sarah Conneally - my great great grandparents

The graves of Mark Welch and Sarah Conneally in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Litchfield, Connecticut

Never underestimate the power of the internet. Today's email brought this photograph from a "long lost relative" - actually a distant cousin who shares some of the same family lines. Wow! This is the first tangible documentation I have of my great great grandparents. Both were born in Ireland and settled in Connecticut. One of their daughters, Mary/Minnie Welch and her sister traveled to Nebraska as very young women. Minnie married my great grandfather, Dan Kelly, and raised three boys.

Any time I'm able to see my family go back another generation, it's a pretty special day.

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