Any Welsh Copper Smelter Workers in Your Family Tree?
By mona everett, 2009-11-29
WELSH ROW in Canton, Baltimore, Maryland USA--only remaining structures from 100s of rowhouses built to house the Welsh copper smelter workers and their families who settled this section on Baltimore in the 1840s.
PHOTO FOUND IN LLANELLI ATTIC--picture of David Davies and family in New Mexico, USA, 1880. David was born in Wales and came to Baltimore as a baby. He likely went to New Mexico to work with the silver or copper there and died there in 1881. He is buried in Baltimore.Hi,Just curious if any of the folks on Americymru trace their Welsh roots back to any copper smelter workers in South Wales? Particularly any that came to the US in the 1840s-50s to smelt copper in Baltimore, MD? My DAVIES/DAVIS and REESE/REES families lived in Llanelli (Seaside and Wern), Pontardulais (Llwyn Adam Farm), and Swansea (Cnap Coch) at least, before coming to the US.I have not been able to find any living relatives in Wales and think it is a shame, as it is not that long ago that these people left for America.Thanks!Mona