Samuel D Welton b. June 1835 (Scots-Welsh descent) married Priscilla Dible b. January 1835 (Germanic descent on both sides) on January 29, 1856 in Salem Twp., Westmoreland County, PA. Parents of both Samuel and Priscilla were born in PA however information on Samuel is incomplete. Hoping that a trip to Greensburg in summer will clarify things. Priscilla's lineage in Westmoreland County is traceable through her father, grandfather and great grandfather 100 years prior to Priscilla's birth.
Dibblviss was the original surname altho several members later chose to shorten it considerably. It is known that Priscilla's grandfather was an Esquire (statesman and attorney) in the early days of Westmoreland County. Her father, Isaac Dible was born in Westmoreland County in 1806_ her mother, Catherine Rowe (Rau) was born October 20, 1809, also in Westmoreland County. The Rowe family is intertwined with the Barnharts in several smaller branches in the Greensburg and Hemphill areas. Parents and grandparents of Samuel were all born in PA, which allows that they were in the US at a very early date_ possibly the very late 1600's or early 1700's.
1860 Census for the household of Isaac and Catherine Dible does not list Priscilla as she is already married. Her oldest brother Henry is a school teacher. The complete list of their 10 children is as follows: Henry Jacob b. 1832, Priscilla b. January 1835, Mary Ellen b. March 1841, Elizabeth b. 1842, George b. June 1844, John b. August 1847, Sarah b. September 1848, Margaret Ann b. May 1850, Franklin P b. March 1853 and Catherine b. January 1855.
A few others from the direct line of the DIBLE/DeVilbiss families report that there were 13 children_ Henry, Priscilla, Anna Jean, Elizabeth, Mary, George, Sarah, Daniel, Jacob, John, Lucetta, Margaret and Julia. Have found nothing relevant with the additional names. Details requested for this grouping were not forthcoming.
Information I have states that Samuel D Welton and wife Priscilla had 9 children: Elizabeth J b. 1859_ Mary Catherine b. 1861_ Sarah E b. 1863_ David S b. 1864_ (my Great grandmother), Anna Belle b. Dec 3, 1868/d. July 13, 1904 _ Samuel D II b. March 1870_ George W b. Dec 1871_ Cora May b. May 28, 1876 and Margaret Florence b. Nov 18, 1879/d. June 30, 1912.
Samuel's father is unconfirmed at this time but his mother was Margaret Elizabeth McBride b. 1805. She resided with Samuel and Priscilla at the age of 78 but is not mentioned after that. Her lineage is also unconfirmed except to state that she was born in PA and both parents were born in Ireland according to the Census record.
Welton sisters, Anna Belle and Margaret Florence married brothers. John Ralston Barnhart b. Feb 25, 1869/d. June 17, 1935 was the husband of Anna B and his youngest brother Warren Wesley Barnhart b. Aug 7, 1878/d. March 3, 1926 was the husband of Margaret. John and Anna had 3 daughters_ Edith Pearl, Margaret Priscilla and Anna Belle (my grandmother). John was a blacksmith in Worthington for many years and 2 years after his wife died in 1904, he married a second time to Sidney Campbell. They are all buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Worthington.
Mary Catherine married Gabriel Yockey and they lived out their lives in Worthington as well. I do not have information regarding their family.
David S details are confirmed in Census records. 1920 Census documents household of David S Welton_ David S 56, wife Mary 26, father Samuel D 84, mother Priscilla 85_ children listed are: John S 26, Homer C 24, David JR 5, Carl 4 yrs/8 mos, and Melvin 3 yrs/8 mos. This record states that Samuel D and Priscilla are retired.
Samuel D Welton II married Eva E Unknown and had 3 daughters_ Viola, Grace and Frances. Samuel II works at a sand plant.
George W b. December 1871/ d. 1910 was married to Mary Elizabeth b. September 1871/ d. 1909 and had 3 children_ Blancheb. July 1894, Sylvia J b. Nov 1896 and Carl Edward b. 1900/d. 1912. Suspected that their early deaths were due to flu epidemic of the times.
Information you provided for Cora May is more than I had before.
Information regarding the youngest Margaret states that she and Warren Barnhart were married on Feb 13, 1902_ they had 2 children_ Richard Samuel Barnhart SR b. Aug 25, 1902 and Lola Belle b. 1905. The children were quite young when she died in 1912. There is some notation of him and brother John in the book, Source: page 674-675
"Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Her People, Past and Present"__ J.H. Beers and Co. 1914Armstrong County
About 7 years after Margaret's death, Warren married again to Flora James and had 2 more sons.
There are a few more details with the furtherance of the lines and will provide whatever direction you choose.
Regards and apologies for the delay_ computer problems.