Sorry, I did see that you had a date - 19th century. My people left that area of North Carolina in 1827 for Illinois. They were Quakers and didn't approve of slavery. I can't help you with anything that late.
However, the surname is not Welsh. I doubt very much he ever came from Wales. I would look to England for that name, although is Huguenot, you say. Lots of Huguenots came into England and Ireland, for that matter. You may be Welsh but it would be under another name.