Chapter 6: Zachariah
Blackledge and Descendants
Photos that did not appear in First Edition of "Blackledges in America." Descendant numbers from the Second Edition for Chapter 6 have been inserted in the photo captions to provide "Blackledges in America" identification references.
|The following three photos submitted by
Kim Blackledge Smith 
and Sons: Thomas Edward Blackledge  in the late
1950s with his four sons in front, (L to R): Horace , Chuck
, Wayne , and James Isaac . Honor Guard in Korea: James
Isaac Blackledge  on duty in Korea as 7th Position Honor
Bivouac: James Isaac Blackledge  at right with
bottle of Schlitz and friend in Korea.
Birthday: In Feb 2004, the two sons (Gene  and
Gregg ) of Lora Adelle Blackledge (Hilton)  joined forces
in Lexington, SC to host a 90th birthday party for their mother. (photo from article in the Laurel
Leader-Call on-line, Feb 2004).
following photos were supplied by Lanelle M. Welch  in July 2004
and Nancy: This
photo is thought by Lanelle Welch to be Richmond Lewis
Blackledge  and his
wife Nancy Nelson. Date and place unknown.
|Harley and Lizzie: Harley A. Welch  with wife Elizabeth “Lizzie” Mayo Welch. They were married Oct. 19, 1913 in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish, Crowville, LA.|
|Laura and Earl: Earl Lee Welch Sr.  with wife Laura Blanche Massey Welch. Uncle Lee was the second son of John Ira Welch & wife GeorgeAnn [or Georgian ] Blackledge Welch. They married 18 Dec 1921, in Epps, Louisiana. The story goes that they met at a country dance. "Back then there was not much for people to do except work, come home and work. The community had a dance and Uncle Lee took aliken to her right of. They didn’t date long and they married." [Laura would have been 14 years old at time of marriage.]|
|John and Callie: (photo at left): John Richmond “Rich” Welch Sr.  with wife Callie Lee Davis Welch. Rich was the third son of John Ira Welch and GeorgeAnn [aka Georgian ] Blackledge. They married 31 Jan 1924 in Franklin Parish, Winnsboro, Crowville, Louisiana. (photo at right): Zeak and Florence: Zeak [or Zeke, Ezekiel] and Florence [Olivia] Blackledge Davis  outside their home in Petal, MS, on 4 Nov 1948.|
with parents: (photo
Lang Welch with her daughter (in
black) Lanelle M. Welch
(photo at right):
Welch,  standing behind her parents:
Ione Lang Welch and John
Richmond “Bud” Welch Jr. .
at East Union Baptist Church, Magnolia,
MS. c. 2000 for the