Dr. Welton Neville O'Bannon
first Mayor of New Madrid, New Madrid Co., MO.





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Dr. Welton Neville O'Bannon
first Mayor of New Madrid, New Madrid Co., MO.


  • The attached is a photograph of Dr. Welton Neville O'Bannon, first Mayor of New Madrid, New Madrid Co., MO.  A similar photo can be found in the New Madrid Museum.  Dr. O'Bannon had unusual given names and the following indicated the origin.  William O'Bannon, 1730 - 1807, married Anne Neville.  William was a captain of some unit during the revolutionary war period and Anne is purported to be the daughter of a General Neville.  One of their sons, Joseph Neville O'Bannon' 1758 - 1824, married Martha Jane Welton daughter of William Welton a certified Revolutionary Patriot. A son of Joseph and Martha was named Welton Neville O'Bannon, 1798 -1863, this Welton came to New Madrid County from Cape Girardeau Co., MO about the year 1854 with a son named William Neville O'Bannon who married Virginia LaForge in New Madrid Co.
    They named a son Welton Neville O'Bannon, 1854 - 1910.  The latter Welton became a physician, married Mary E. Williams, and later in life became the first mayor of New Madrid.  Welton and Mary named one of their sons William Neville O'Bannon, 1888 - 1964, who would also became a physician, business man and farmer.  William married Elsie Lucille Robbins and they had a son named Welton Neville O'Bannon, 1917 - 1997.  Welton married Louise Morgan and there was no issue from the union. 




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