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Saturday, January 29, 2011

BALCH of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Balch line is another very old family from Massachusetts. If you have this line and wish to share information, please write. My direct lines are in green.

Descendants of JOHN BALCH

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN BALCH was born Abt. 1605, and died May 15, 1648 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts (Bass River).  He married (1) ANNIS / AGNES PATCH in Salem / Cape Ann, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died Bef. November 24, 1657.  He married (2) MARGART / MARGERY LOVETT? Bef. 1628 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
     
Children of JOHN BALCH and MARGART/ LOVETT? were:
2.                i.    BENJAMIN BALCH, b. 1629, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 10, 1706.
                  ii.    JOHN BALCH, b. 1631, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 16, 1662; m. MARY CONANT.
                 iii.    FREEBORN BALCH, b. 1634, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 19, 1657, (Prob.) England.
  
Generation No. 2

2.  BENJAMIN BALCH (JOHN) was born 1629 in Sagamoreship of Naumkeag, Salem, Massachusetts, and died April 10, 1706.  He married (1) SARAH GARDNER Abt. 1650 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS GARDNER and (__). She was born 1631 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died April 05, 1686 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married (2) ABIGAIL (MAVERICK) CLARKE February 05, 1688/89.  She was born 1637, and died January 01, 1689/90.  He married (3) GRACE MALLETT March 15, 1691/92 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts
     
Children of BENJAMIN BALCH and SARAH GARDNER were:
                   i.    SAMUEL BALCH, b. May 1651, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. October 14, 1723, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) MARTHA BUTMAN; m. (2) MARTHA NEWMARCH, October 27, 1675, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
3.               ii.    BENJAMIN BALCH, b. 1653, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1698, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                 iii.    JOHN BALCH, b. 1654, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. November 19, 1738, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. HANNAH VEREN.
                 iv.    JOSEPH BALCH, b. 1658, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. September 16, 1675, Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts   (Battle of Bloody Brook).
4.               v.    FREEBORN BALCH, b. August 09, 1660, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 12, 1729, Wenham, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                 vi.    SARAH BALCH, b. 1661, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Bef. 1717; m. (1) MR. GARDINER; m. (2) JAMES PATCH, December 24, 1680, Beverly / Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                vii.    ABIGAIL BALCH, b. 1663, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 30, 1706; m. CORNELIUS LARKUM, February 08, 1680/81, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
5.            viii.    RUTH BALCH, b. 1665, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                 ix.    MARY BALCH, b. Abt. April 10, 1670, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. March 12, 1736/37; m. NATHANIEL STONE, March 26, 1689, Beverly / Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                  x.    JONATHAN BALCH, b. Abt. April 10, 1670, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                 xi.    DAVID BALCH, b. Abt. July 09, 1671, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 07, 1690, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  
Generation No. 3

3.  BENJAMIN BALCH (BENJAMIN, JOHN) was born 1653 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1698 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH WOODBURY October 11, 1674 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts
     
Child of BENJAMIN BALCH and ELIZABETH WOODBURY was:
                   i.    ANNA BALCH, d. August 23, 1726, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) EDWARD RICH; d. March 23, 1694/95, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (2) NATHANIEL WALLIS; b. Abt. 1670; d. Bet. March 07, 1749/50 - April 01, 1762, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.


4.  FREEBORN BALCH (BENJAMIN, JOHN) was born August 09, 1660 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died June 12, 1729 in Wenham, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married (1) MIRIAM MOULTON Aft. November 13, 1682 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of ROBERT MOULTON and ABIGAIL GOAD.  She was born January 1658/59 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1688.  He married (2) MALLIS (__) February 20, 1688/89 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.    He married (3) ELIZABETH FAIRFIELD April 30, 1690 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of WALTER FAIRFIELD and SARAH SKIPPERWAY.  She was born August 09, 1666, and died January 31, 1736/37.
     
Children of FREEBORN BALCH and MIRIAM MOULTON were:
                   i.    MERRIAM BALCH, b. August 02, 1683, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. July 24, 1743, Wenham, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) RICHARD FOWLER, February 22, 1704/05, Wenham, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (2) EZIKIEL DAY, Abt. November 1719, Wenham, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                  ii.    FREEBORN BALCH, b. November 25, 1685, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. March 1770, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) SUSANNA WOLISTON, June 19, 1712, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; d. Bef. March 04, 1736/37; m. (2) MARY HUBBARD, March 04, 1736/37, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                 iii.    BENJAMIN BALCH, b. April 17, 1688, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 28, 1740/41; m. MARY PRENTICE, January 04, 1711/12, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; b. January 04, 1678/79, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 28, 1741/42, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


5.  RUTH BALCH (BENJAMIN, JOHN) was born 1665 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  She married JOSEPH DRINKER Bef. 1684 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts
     
Children of RUTH BALCH and JOSEPH DRINKER were:
                   i.    JOSEPH DRINKER, b. July 29, 1684, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                  ii.    PHILIP DRINKER, b. January 12, 1685/86, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
                 iii.    JOHN DRINKER, b. September 15, 1688, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.