Chief George Welch lived at Hightower Georgia and remained east after the Trail of Tears. He owned 4, forty acre lots in Northeast Forsyth County, 2 forty acre lots in Hightower and his own whickey distillery. He married Elizabeth Boling, but I suspect he had nore thna one wife as all the Lower town chiefs did as well. George and Elizabeth are listed on the Henderson roll as well even though they remained east.
Jackson Welch is listed on the Reservation roll of 1817.
There are several Welch familes listed on the Drennon roll, there are 2 full pages of Welches on the Dawes roll. There are also 58 Welche members listed on the Bakers roll, 39 listed on the eastern Millers roll.
It will take a considerable amout of research ot decipher just which Welch family is who, but GApeach has a pretty god chance I say to get part of that precapita. Its truly ashame the ignorance of Oklahoma has kept Percapita from the hands of the enrolled western Cherokee for four more years. I dont think the western members realized both Stacy Leeds and Robert Vann were willing to take major paycuts to lead the people and straigten us out of this mess we have whereour current Chief is squandering money, and he will go to any length to discount anyone who doesnt buddy up with his views. He should be forced to produce his genealogy to prove just how he got that CDIB card, and then show where all the money thats missing is going. And no, he is in no way shape or form related to me, he appropriated my Last name for his fun and games.