Title: Ira M. Price; The Price Family Genealogy; OHS Col file 555, box 10, folder 1.
Title: Parish Church Records, Newton, Wales
Note: THOMAS PRICE, 2ND "Thomas Price was born in Wales in the yere 1782 July 4th in the Morning Half pas 6 a clock, " so says the one page family record. He went to Newtown, Wales sometime before he was twenty years of age, and was married February 11, 1803 to Ann Williams so says records of the parish of Llanllwchaiarn, Newton. He was a weaver by trade and did some farming. He had one daughter, Elizabeth, by his first wife, born Oct. 10, 1803, in Newton. He served fourteen years in the English Army. On August 8, 1821, Thomas Price married as his second wife Rachel Peters (born March 27, 1787) in Newton. In the Parish Church Records, Newtown, Vol. XI. P. 60 I found (May 27, 1901) the following: "Thomas Pryse a widower of this parish and Rachel Peters, a spinster, were married by Banns, 8th day Aug. 1821. Thomas Pryce X Mark." He put in the next twenty years at his trade, but kept in touch with the American contingent of his family, - parents and brothers and sisters who had migrated in the spring of 1821. In 1840 Thomas Hughes of the Welsh Hills, Brother-in-law of Edward Price, returned to Wales on business. Edward, my own grandfather, sent with him money to bring his oldest brother, Thomas and his family to America. That settle the problem, so Thomas and Rachel, his wife, and their two children, Thomas Jefferson and Mary Jane came over the sea in 1840. They reached Utica, N.Y., July 4, 1840, the 58th birthday of the head of the house, and the year of the presidential election of William Henry Harrison of "log cabin and hard cider" fame. From Utica, N.Y. the Thomas Prices came on the Erie and Ohio canal to Newark, Ohio. Along with them from Wales came Charles Williams and his mother, Sarah Price Williams sister of Thomas Price II, John Worrell and some friends. Thomas Price II and family lived on the Edward Price farm on the Welsh Hills. He was also a weaver by trade, and followed it most of the time." Occasionally he helped on the farm--especially in harvest. "He was a contented happy man, active in the Baptist Church and Sunday School. In the autumn of 1849 the Welsh Hills settlement was visited by an epidemic of "bloody-flux." Thomas Price II was carried off with it September 7, 1849, and his wife Rachel October 13 of the same year, along with Deacon William Williams and the children of several Hills families. They were buried in the Welsh Hills Cemetery adjoining the resting place of the elder Thomas Price I.
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