States: Missouri: McDonald
The family history states that David Torrance was married to Edamiah (Whetchel/Welchel/WHELCHEL)whom lived with her mother in MCDonald County Missouri. The mother Nancy (Barnes/Barns) Whetchel/Welchel/Whelchel lived with her daughter and son-in-law she died October 26, 1846.She could have died in Bates County or Cedar County no one alive can remember where she is buried. The oldest living person that I know was born 1913 and is blind and hard of hearing. She has been questioned but cannot remember anymore than the stories she has already told she did mention that Davis Leander/Lander Welchel lived till 1878 and died in Hamilton County, Indiana he was the last born child of Davis and Nancy Whetchel and she says he was born in Tennessee; However 1860 Census says Davis was born in Tennessee in c:1803. His Father Davis was born in Virginia. The 1900 Illinois Census shows John Welcher, parents born in Tennessee, South Carolina. So the Pension for Davis Welchel was filed in Cedar County in 1844 when Nancy was 88 years old two years later she died; she was denied a pension. That is all I know of Nancy and Edamiah (Welchel) Torrence/Torrance the names have been found in various spellings for the last eleven generations. I have found that in my family alone that several different spellings has been used I have four generations that include four different spellings all of which has been mentioned above.
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