Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
JOHN P. WELDING came to Portland in 1837, and was a carpenter by trade. He married Miss Lucy C. FULLER. Their children were: Lucina, now dead; Ovid P., who married Miss Harriet LANPHERE, and lives inPortland; Simeon, living in New Mexico; Arthur, who married Miss Mary WITT, and lives in Portland; and William, living inDavenport, Iowa.