William Newton Welch was a brother of Richard White's father's mother's mother's mother, Martha Ann Welch, of Thomas County, Georgia.
William Newton Welch was Richard White's great great great uncle. He was born, probably in Georgia, circa 1831. He is shown as having been enrolled in the 59th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company A, as a private (with his name written as "W. N. Welch") on 3 May 1862. He died near Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, on 12 December 1862.
Company A, 59th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment Muster Roll
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