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William Welling

Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: December 01, 1838 (82)
Pittstown, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Welling and Marie Welling
Husband of Jemima Underhill
Father of Rebecca Sisson; Jemima Herrick; Nathaniel Welling; Mary Stitt; William T. Welling and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Welling; Richard Welling; John Welling and Maria Welling
Half brother of Daughter One Welling

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About William Welling


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From the Pittstown Centinel, Vol 1 No 7, March 30, 1976:

The Hudson Valley was a hotbed of Patriots, and as conditions worsened in the early day sof the Revolution, William WELLING, who was born January 18, 1754, would have been just 21 at the outbreak of the war. Details are sketchy, but we know Tories were unpopular. To avoid persecution William fled to New Brunswick, Canada, possibly by ship, out of New York.

William WELLING married Jemima UNDERHILL in New Brunswick, and they had 11 children, all born in Canada. Rebecca, the oldest child, born in 1785, married and remained in Canada. In 1808 William WELLING moved the rest of his family back to the United States. They settled first at Post Corners above Eagle Bridge, New York, where he prospered for three years as a wagon maker and wheelwright. Then, possibly encouraged to be near his brother, John, he moved again in 1811 to Pittstown, where he bought a farm and lived on it until his death at age 84. William's son Joseph then came into possession of the farm, and it was later left to his nephew and name-sake Joseph Welling STITT.

William and Jemima WELLING and their son Joseph are buried in the Reed Cemetery in Pittstown. The stones standing in a row are in mint condition.

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William Welling's Timeline

January 18, 1756
New York, United States
January 15, 1785
Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
May 14, 1787
September 26, 1789
August 12, 1791
Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
September 25, 1793
March 11, 1795
July 3, 1797
February 8, 1800
June 20, 1802