BRAMWELL PIONEER CAPTAIN ISAIAH A. WELCH
BRAMWELL'S OAK HILL CEMETERY
The Oak Hill Cemetery cemetery is presently grown up and and in need of extensive restoration. However, there is a project underway to restore the cemetery and is being spearheaded by Sharon Scott Workman and several of Bramwell's residents. Sharon and her coworkers need as much help and funding as they can get to insure success of this project. Sharon can be contacted Sharon Scott Workman if you care to your support this initiative.
Efforts are underway to document the cemetery history which is believed to have been started in about 1885. Many of Bramwell's pioneers are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. The cemetery and along with the Baptist Church is physically located just West of the community of Freeman on River Road.
Material furnished by: Sharon Scott Workman.
Captain Isaiah A. Welch Obiturary
Captain I. A. Welch
Pioneer Passes to Eternal Rest
Capt. I.A. Welch, one of the pioneers of the Pocahontas Flat Top Coal Field, died at his residence in St. Albans, W.Va., yesterday morning, aged about 73 years.
Capt. Welch came to this section in 1873 to examine and report on the coal deposits. He became identified with the development of the section, and was probably the most widely known man in the field. The town of Welch was named in his honor.
Several years ago Capt. Welch was married to Miss Thrasher of Giles county, Va. and moved from Bramwell to St. Albans, WV.
Four sons and three daughters, children of his first marriage, are all dead before him.
He was a man universally esteemed, and his death casts a gloom over the community.
His remains will be brought to Bramwell, where the last sad rites will be observed tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.