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Alpine Plantation, Talladega County, Alabama

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Date: About 1834 [unknown]
Location: Talladega, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Introduction

Alpine Plantation was built for Nathaniel Welch, a native of Virginia, by Almarion Devalco Bell in 1858. Nathaniel Welch was born in Madison County, Virginia on 24 Nov 1814, the son of the Reverend Oliver Welch, a Baptist minister. Oliver Welch was a founder of the Alpine Baptist Church.

Slaves

In an 1844 Deed of Gift, Oliver Welch identified previous gifts of slaves to his children as well as identifying remainder of slaves to remain in his possession until his death, at which time the remainder were to be equally divided amongst his 5 children.[1]

To Nathaniel Welch from his father, Oliver Welch, in 1844 in a deed of gift.
To Mary Welch Mallory: Betsey and child
To Hannah E. (Welch) Reynolds: Hannah Lewis and Monroe
To John Welch: Bob and Susan
To William A. Welch: Cillas and Robert
To James Welch: Ham and Charlotte

Oliver Welch, deeded all of his enslaved peoples to his children in this same deed in 1844. The following were divided amongst the children after Dec 1845.

Slave Schedules

In the 1840 Census for Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, Nathaniel Welch owned 31 enslaved people. [2]

Name: Nathaniel Welch
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Talladega, Alabama
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 7
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 7
Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 3
Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 3
Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99: 1
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 2
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 3
Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 3
Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 2
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 18
Colored Persons - Blind: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 31
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 34


In the 1850 Slave Schedule for Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, Nathl Welch owner 32 enslaved people.[3]

Name: Nathl Welch
Residence Date: 1850
Residence Place: Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, USA
Number of Enslaved People: 32
All Enslaved People:
Gender Age
Female 60
Female 60
Male 60
Male 55
Male 45
Female 45
Female 40
Male 40
Female 30
Male 28
Male 27
Male 25
Male 25
Female 25
Female 18
Female 18
Male 16
Male 12
Female 12
Female 12
Male 9
Male 8
Female 8
Male 7
Male 7
Female 7
Male 4
Female 4
Female 3
Male 2
Male 1
Female 3/12

In the 1860 Slave Schedule for Southern Division, Talladega, Alabama, Nat Welch owned 41 enslaved people. [4]

Name: Nat Welch
Residence Date: 1860
Residence Place: Southern Division, Talladega, Alabama, USA
Number of Enslaved People: 41
All Enslaved People:
Gender Age
Male 40
Female 26
Female 9
Male 7
Female 4
Male 2
Male 1
Male 40
Female 80
Female 48
Male 18
Male 16
Female 14
Female 30
Female 22
Female 3
Male 26
Female 40
Male 16
Female 14
Male 30
Female 30
Male 14
Female 22
Male 26
Male 4
Female 26
Male 12
Female 16
Male 8
Female 6
Male 3
Male 6/12
Female 40
Male 30
Male 75
Female 33
Male 17
Female 15
Male 13
Female 6/12

Sources

  1. Deed:"Deeds, 1833-1909; general index, 1833-1909"
    Catalog: Deeds, 1833-1909; general index, 1833-1909
    Film number: 008248529 > image 65 of 829
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 11 January 2022) Talladega Co, AL, 25 Mar 1844, Deed Bk E p.91
  2. 1840 Census:"1840 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1840; Census Place: Talladega, Alabama; Roll: 14; Page: 257; Family History Library Film: 0002335
    Ancestry Sharing Link Ancestry Record 8057 #1328518 (accessed 7 January 2022)
    Nathaniel Welch.
  3. 1850 Census:"1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules"
    The National Archive in Washington DC; Washington, DC; NARA Microform Publication: M432; Title: Seventh Census Of The United States, 1850; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29
    Ancestry Sharing LinkAncestry Record 8055 #90612050 (accessed 7 January 2022)
    Nathl Welch in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, USA.
  4. 1860 Census:"1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules"
    The National Archives in Washington DC; Washington DC, USA; Eighth Census of the United States 1860; Series Number: M653; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29
    Ancestry Sharing LinkAncestry Record 7668 #91667818 (accessed 7 January 2022)
    Nat Welch in Southern Division, Talladega, Alabama, USA.




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