The Welches of Winnsboro, Louisiana

I am Michelle Lynnett Welch Ellis, born in Beaumont, Texas on October 28, 1970 and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. I am the daughter of Travis Lloyd Welch, Sr. and Virginia Lynn McCoy Welch of Winnsboro, Louisiana and Knoxville, Tennessee, respectively.

Our Welches ended up in Jones County, Mississippi and Franklin Parish, Louisiana, after migrating into Charleston, South Carolina in the late 1600's/early 1700's from Scotland. But before that, we came from a very long line of European royalty, and I am a direct descendant of Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, lines of Aetheling, Plantagenet, Carolingian, et al.

Because royals married other royals for the sake of treaties, you can pretty much throw a stick in Europe and hit a statue of one of my grandparents.

I can get completely lost on for weeks at a time. My plan is to add that research to this website in the future, but all my research lives there at the moment.

Research Photo Gallery
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