Albert Balkcom1

#34, b. circa 1850
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited23 Mar 2009
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom1 b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy1 b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886

Family

Sarah Holland b. c 1851
Children 1.Joseph Balkcom3 b. c 1872
 2.Archer Balkcom3 b. c 1874
 3.James Tarrell Balkcom+3,6 b. 16 Jun 1876
Birth*circa 1850Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 July 1860James E. Balkcom, Mary (Polly) Murphy; Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcom", head, age 53, farming, born in NC, real estate value $1500, personal estate $700.

The households of John W. Balkcom (son of James and Mary) and wife Nancy age 19 (newly married) and Daniel Murphy (with wife Elizabeth and a 12 year old male Milton Murphy) were adjacent. Neither of the other families showed land holdings so it's likely that they had houses on the land of James Balkcom.

Also listed on the same census page were Lewis Deal and wife Nancy J. Brannon Deal, with family. Nancy J. Brannon (person ID#1314) was the oldest daughter of Rosier Brannon and Anzilla Galloway, and sister to Rose Ann Brannon who was daughter-in-law to James and Mary Balkcom.

Complete household:
"James Balkcom" as above;
"Mary Balkcom", age 44, born in NC, read/write no;
"Selista J. Balkcom", female age 20, born Georgia, read/write yes;
"Benjamin Balkcom", age 17, laborer, born Georgia, read/write yes;
"Ivey Balkcom", male age 14, born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Brantley Balkcom", male age 12 born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Albert Balkcom", age 10, born Alabama, read/write yes;
"Delilah Balkcom, female age 8, born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Pricilla Balkcom", female age 6, born Alabama, attending school;
"Neissa Balkcom", female age 4, born Alabama;
"Ransom Balkcom", male age 3, born Alabama;
"Joseph D. Balkcom", male age 19, farm laborer, born Alabama, read/write yes;
"Cinda Balkcom", female age 18 born Alabama, read/write yes (Joseph's wife);
"James A. Balkcom", age 23, school teacher, born Georgia, read/write yes (note: he was listed last in the large household even though the oldest. Birth dates and states support that he was the oldest child of James and Mary).2 
Marriage*between 1870 and 1880Sarah Holland; Alabama, USA3 
(Neighbor) Census27 July 1870James E. Balkcom, Mary (Polly) Murphy; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcum" age 63, occupation farmer and hatter, born North Carolina, real estate $1100, personal $350.

Household:
James, head, as shown;
"Polly" age 54, keeps house, born NC;
"C. J.", female age 31, works in house, born Georgia;
"Albert" age 21, works in farm, born Alabama;
"Delila" age 19, works in farm, born Alabama;
"Priscilla" age 17, works in farm, born Alabama;
"J. H.", male age 14, works in farm, born Alabama;
"J. A.", female age 7, born Alabama;
"Middleton", male age 11, born Alabama.
The adults were listed as reading and writing.4 
Census*18 June 1880AL Henry Co Census 1880; hh#64, ED#82, Beat 6, pg 31, stamped pg 611, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"Albert Balkum", head, age 28, farm laborer, born in AL, parents born in SC;
'Sarah Balkum", wife, age 28, housekeeper, born in AL, parents born in GA;
"Joseph Balkum", age 7 born in AL, parents born in GA;
"Archie Balkum", age 5, born in AL, parents born in GA.
Note absence of son Tarrell.

Note SC birthplace of Albert's parents. If accurate then James and Mary Balkcom are not his parents. On the other hand I've not run across SC Balkcoms so this may be an error. Albert's age 28 is too young by a year or two to match the Albert in the earlier census, in household of James and Mary. Children birthplaces listed as GA, possibly indicating that Sarah went to parents' home for the births.5 
Resident: Sarah Holland
Resident: Joseph Balkcom
Resident: Archer Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Newton Post Office, census pg 67, ancestry.com image pg 69, stamped census pg 565, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, ancestry.com image pg 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Headland District, ancestry.com image pg 16, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).

Albert Balkcom1

#1642, b. after 1865, d. after 1867
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited30 Apr 2008
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Arnold Balkcom1 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Mother*Sarah L. Harrington1 b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Birth*after 1865date estimated from marriage year of parents1,2 
Death*after 1867Dale County, Alabama, USA; died at the age of 3 according to tombstone inscription. Date estimated from marriage year of parents.1 
Burial*after 1867Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA; tombstone:
"Albert, Son of James A & Sarah S
Balkcom Age Near 3 Years
A sunbeam from the world has vanished"3

Citations

  1. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Geneva County, Alabama, ancestry.com image pg 56, census sheet 15, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Jerry Balkcom.

Alex Balkcom1

#1772, b. between 1801 and 1810
Last Edited20 Jan 2002
Birth*between 1801 and 18101 
Cen-Head*1840AL Dale Co Census 1840; Dale County, Alabama, USA; sp "Balcom", male age 30-39, female 30-39, with males 2 10-14, 1 15-19; females 1 20-29.1 

Citations

  1. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Dale Co AL pg 19, image pg 33, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Alexander Balkcom

#764, b. 1802
Last Edited27 Mar 2010
Father*Alexander Balkcom III b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. 1852
Mother*Nancy Horn b. bt 1761 - 1770

Family

Mary Ward b. c 1801, d. bt 1850 - 1860
Marriage*24 October 1822Mary Ward; Henry County, Alabama, USA3 
Children 1.Nancy Louise Balkcom+ b. 1825
 2.Catherine Balkcom+ b. 1826
 3.Sarah Balkcom b. 1828
 4.Walter P Balkcom b. 1829
 5.Joseph M Balkcom b. 1842
Name VariationAlexander Balcombe 
Birth*1802Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA 
Name Variation1802Alexander Balkcom IV 
Migration*between 1818 and 1820Henry County, Alabama, USA1 
Comment*1822Walter Peyton Balcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA; It appears that brothers Alexander and Walter Peyton may have married two women who were sisters, Mary and Brasley Ward.2 
Marriage*24 October 1822Mary Ward; Henry County, Alabama, USA3 
Cen-Head*1830AL Henry Co Census 1830; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; male age 20-29, female age 20-29, male under 5 (Walter P.), 2 females under 5 (Nancy Louise, Catherine, Sarah are candidates).4,5 
Land*between 1836 and 1839Alexander Balkcom III; 7N, 8N/28E, Henry County, Alabama, USA; Together Alexander and son Alexander bought about 1/2 section total. John P. (son) bought 80 acres in the same area. Records don't indicate which Alexander bought which land except in a couple of cases where Sr. or Jr. is appended to the name. Location details are in the BLM reference.6,7 
Comment*between 1847 and 1854Coffee County, Alabama, USA; Alexander Balckom Patented 200 acres of land in Coffee County, AL from 20 August 1847 to 10 November 1854. 
Land*1 May 18496N/21E, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; He bought about 40 acres in Section 17, close to and at the same time as brother Walter P and Walter P's son William J.6 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Walter P Balkcom, AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 21 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his parents, Alexander and Mary.8 
Cen-Head*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 48 years old, born in Georgia, and living in household #674 with his wife, Mary and his sons, Walter P. and Joseph M. He is living a short distance from his brother Walter P. and Walter's son William J. Also living two houses away were his married daughters, Nancy and Catherine Gohagen. Coffee County was formed from Dale County in 1841.9 
Witness: Walter P Balkcom
Witness: Mary Ward
Witness: Joseph M Balkcom
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Joseph M Balkcom, AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 8 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his parents, Alexander and Mary.10 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Mary Ward, AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 48 years old, born in S.C. and living with her husband, Alexander, and their two sons, Walter P. and Joseph M.11 
Land1 November 18586N/21E, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; He bought about 80 acres in sections 17 and 18, close to his earlier purchase in Coffee County.6 
Cen-Head*1860AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; in HH #849, 58 years old, born in Ga., and living with his wife, Polly, and next door to their daughter, Catherine, and close by is their son, Walter.12 
Witness: Mary Ward
(Witness) Cen-Enum1860Mary Ward, AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 58 years old, born in SC, and living with her husband, Alexander.12 

Citations

  1. [S332] The Henry County Heritage Book Committee, The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama (PO Box 67; Clanton, AL 35046: Heritage Publishing Consultantsw, Inc, 2002). Hereinafter cited as The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama.
  2. [S42] Web, http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Ealhenry/marrgroom.htm
  3. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  4. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Henry County, Alabama, p. 29
    Online at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  6. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  7. [S126] Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Sparta and Elba Land Office Records and Military Warrants 1822-1860 in (Easley, South Carolina 29640: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1983).
  8. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  9. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama, census pg 313, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  11. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 199, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com.
  12. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Alexander Balkcom1

#1022, b. 26 December 1848, d. 25 December 1925
Last Edited2 Jan 2010
Father*Ichabod Balkcom III2 b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864

Family

children were Luther, married to Emma Collier; Hattie, married to Charles Wesley Powell; Cora, married to Leonard M. Sumner;, Rosie, married to Owen B. Williams;, Carrie, married to Ernest F. Snipes; and Maggie, married to Alexander C. Stewart, all of Worth County.1 
Witness: Josephine Warren
Birth*26 December 18482 
Military*June 1864CSA, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment Company B, Georgia, USA; An Alexander Balkum (Balkom) was listed as a Private in this regiment - "The 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Montgomery, on 6 May 1861, with 12 companies and about 1400 men recruited from Autauga, Henry, Jackson, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Russell, and Wilson counties."3,4,1 
Marriage*8 October 1871Josephine Warren; Georgia, USA1 
Residence*1892Worth County, Georgia, USA; moved from Quitman County1 
Witness: Josephine Warren
Death*25 December 1925Worth County, Georgia, USA1 
Witness: Josephine Warren

Citations

  1. [S355] Lillie Martin Grubbs, History of Worth County, Georgia , The First Eight Years, 1854 - 1934 (Macon, Georgia: The J. W. Grubbs Company, 1934), page 490.
  2. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  3. [S48] Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia, no longer active. Hereinafter cited as Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia.
  4. [S139] Civil War Service Records, Box 374, extraction 3, record 1315, online at www.fold3.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

Alexander Balkcom

#745, b. 1837
Last Edited12 May 2012
Father*John Balkcom1 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. b 1850
Mother*Mary Johnson2 b. c 1804, d. b 1854

Family

Child 1.Bertie Balkcom b. c 1875
Name VariationAlexander Balkum 
Birth*1837Henry County, Alabama, USA 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Henry Co Census 1850; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; a 13 year old male, born in Alabama and living with his mother, Mary, and two siblings, Aaron and Sarah.2 
Witness: Mary Johnson
Event*1854James Whitfield Balkum; Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Whitfield applied to the court of Henry County for guardianship of minor children Alexander and Sarah Ann Balkum, his brother and sister, on the death of their mother.3,4 
(Resident) Census19 August 1860Nancy Boswell, (Head of Household) James Whitfield Balkum; Lawrenceville Beat #11 hh906, Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Whitfield, male age 28, farmer, $7250 real estate, $28,900 personal, born Alabama;
wife Nancy, age 40, born in SC;
children Georgia Ann, female age 6, born Alabama, and Martha E., female age 2, born Alabama;
brother Alexander, male age 21, overseer, $960 personal;
C. C. Pitts, male age 12, born Georgia, assets $400.5 
Military*after 1861Henry County, Alabama, USA; 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Private, Company B3 
Event*after 1865Alexander survived the war and moved to Louisiana or Texas to have many descendants.3,4 
Marriage*circa 1870 

Citations

  1. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, A History of Henry County, Alabama (P.O. Box 222, Abbeville, AL 36830: Henry County Historical Society, 1978).
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 416B
    Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/henry/census/1850/, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S167] Civil War Company Rosters, 6 AL Infantry Regiment Co B, Henry Grays per Jeffrey Palmer e-mail address.
  4. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, 1978, Vol 1, page 163.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 133
    Online at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Alexander Harvey Balkcom1,2

#446, b. 11 April 1888, d. 12 November 1890
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited7 Nov 2002
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Ivey Balkcom1 b. 5 Oct 1845, d. 23 Oct 1909
Mother*Elizabeth E. Kirkland1 b. 7 Nov 1850
Name VariationHarvey Balkcom3 
Birth*11 April 1888Alabama, USA1,4 
Death*12 November 1890Alabama, USA1 
Witness: Ivey Balkcom
Witness: Elizabeth E. Kirkland
Burial*November 1890Old Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; , which is located off County Road 83, southeast of Echo.1 

Citations

  1. [S44] Mount Pisgah Cemetery Census and Tombstone Transcripts , www.snowhill.com/~library/Cemeteries%20of%20Dale%20
    County/a.cemetery.mount.pisgah.html , Ozark - Dale County Public Library.
  2. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  4. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama , Page 154, birthdate shown as 14 April, 1888.

Alexander Balkcom III

#741, b. between 1760 and 1770, d. 1852
Last Edited21 Feb 2016
Father*Ichabod Balcom I1 b. 26 Jan 1740, d. 2 Jun 1789
Mother*Sarah H. Boyd b. a 1735

Family

Nancy Horn b. bt 1761 - 1770
Marriage*before 1793Nancy Horn; date estimated by fact that Nancy Horn appeared as co-owner of land sold in 1796, originally bought in 1793.7 
Children 1.Walter Peyton Balcom+20,7 b. c 1800
 2.John Balkcom+7,14 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. b 1850
 3.Alexander Balkcom+ b. 1802
 4.Mary Balkcom7 b. b 1805
Birth*between 1760 and 1770Bath, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA2 
Name Variation1771Alexander Balcombe III 
Comment*1789Edgecombe Co., N.C. Deed Book 5, page 172. Deed lists Alexander 'Balkum' as Ichabod's son and heir. 
Name VariationBaukum3 
Cen-Head*1790NC Johnston Co Census 1790; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Alexander Baukum", free white male over 16 and one free white female. The referenced book refers to this census labeling him as married head of household with one female infant. It's not clear where this information might have come from, but it would not be from the census itself. It may be referring to the NC State Census of 1787. Living nearby were James Bawkum, Samuel Baldwin, and four Branan familes - William, Thomas, Joseph, Casen.4,3 
Event11 February 1791Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA; listed as insolvent, 1 poll, for 1789 in Capts Hines and Colwell's Districts, in court records5 
Event25 November 1791Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; listed as a buyer ("Alex Baucom") at an estate sale of Emelia Vinson6 
Marriage*before 1793Nancy Horn; date estimated by fact that Nancy Horn appeared as co-owner of land sold in 1796, originally bought in 1793.7 
Land*26 August 1793Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; 100 acres, bought land of Mason Hern, deed recorded.8 
Event1795Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; listed as insolvent in court records9 
Event17 March 1795Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; listed as a buyer ("Alexander Balcom") at an estate sale of Joseph Garner6 
Land*19 November 1795Nancy Horn; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; They and Mason Hern (Harn, Horn) (grantors) deeded 100 acres to John Gulley (grantee) for 32 pounds; deed recorded in November Court 1796. Comment: Looks like Alexander unable to make payments to Mason Hern and sold to Gulley. Description: SS Great Buffelow Sw. at head of Barrows Br., Gulleys line ... part of a tract granted to Thomas Barrow. Note, this Hern or Harn from transcriptions in the reference may be Horn, and a relative of Nancy.10,11 
Name Variation1804Alexander Balkum7 
Land Grant*1805Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA; Alexander, listed as a resident of Oglethorpe County, registered for the Georgia 1805 land lottery. He did not win any land.12 
Event*1815Ichabod Balkcom II; Researcher Clifton reports that Alexander and Ichabod Balkcom moved from Johnston County, North Carolina to Jones County, Georgia in 1815. According to Clifton, Alexander had come down earlier to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, then returned to NC, and later came to Jones County with Ichabod. Clifton further states that "Alexander later moved to Alabama and is the progenitor of the large contingent of Balkcoms there, but Ichabod stayed in Jones County. He is the progenitor of the Balkcoms in Georgia." Note that many of the Balkcoms in southeast Alabama descend from James E. Balkcom of North Carolina, relationship to the Ichabod line and to the Alexander Balkcom lines unknown. However, Alexander did have a number of descendents in that part of the state.13 
Comment1817Jones County, Georgia, USA; listed as buying slaves from Thomas Boyd.14 
Cen-Head*1820GA Jones Co Census 1820; Jones County, Georgia, USA; male age 45 or over (Alexander III), female 45 or over (Nancy), with males 2 16-25 (fits Walter Peyton, John, and Alexander IV), 1 26-44 (?), females 1 16-25 (Sarah or Mary), 1 26-44 (Sarah or Mary). 000211-00111.
Slaves 300011: 3 males u14,1 female u14, 1 female 14-24.15,16 
Comment19 September 1820Jones County, Georgia, USA; Jones County, Ga., Deed Book 1820, page 327. Alexander Bolkom of Jones County, for One Thousand dollars, sells land to Abner Wemberly; 202 1/2 acres known as lot #39 in the eighth District formerly Baldwin county now Jones County. Signed: Alexander Balckcom. Witnesses: Henry T. Jones, William Willis, Lemuel Buggs14 
Comment1830Alexander in 1830 census caring alone for two children 5-9. Adjacent households are Ward's, possible relatives of daughter-in-law Mary Ward. 
Cen-Head*1830AL Henry Co Census 1830; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; male 60-69, male 5-9, female 5-9. Adjacent households are Ward's, possible relatives of daughter-in-law Mary Ward.17 
Land*between 1836 and 1839Alexander Balkcom; 7N, 8N/28E, Henry County, Alabama, USA; Together Alexander and son Alexander bought about 1/2 section total. John P. (son) bought 80 acres in the same area. Records don't indicate which Alexander bought which land except in a couple of cases where Sr. or Jr. is appended to the name. Location details are in the BLM reference.18,19 
Cen-Head*1840AL Henry Co Census 1840; Southern District, A. Matthews Division, Henry County, Alabama, USA; male 70-79, female 70-79. Slaves 3 male under 10, 2 female under 10, 1 female 10-20, 1 female 20-29. Adjacent to households of William P. Balkcom (possibly son Walter P.?) and John Balkcom.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1840Nancy Horn, AL Henry Co Census 1840; Southern District, A. Matthews Division, Henry County, Alabama, USA; female age 70-79, with Alexander Balkom age 70-79.2 
Will*19 May 1842Henry County, Alabama, USA; Transcript of Alexander Balkcom Will (Henry County Records, Ala Wills OCR Book D page 437, 19 May 1852):

State of Alabama, Henry County 19 May 1842; I, Alexander Bolckom, being of sound mind and memory do this the nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and forty-two, make this my last will and testament, in manner and from as follows, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. First. I give and bequeath and devise unto my son John Bolckom, one negro boy named Ben, also the east half of southeast, and the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section twenty-seven township eight range twenty-eight east which said parcels of land and negro I give to the said John during his natural life the use labor and proceeds thereof to be appropriated to his annual support during his said life but to be in no wise subject to the debts of the said John Whither heretofore or at any time during his said life created, and if the said John should have contracted or hereafter contracts debts or liabilities so as to make the said property liable for said debts as if they were his own property then and in that event it is my will that the said property be by the court having jurisdiction therein be taken and the annual proceeds thereof secured in trust to the annual use and support of the said John and upon the decease of the said John Balkom the said lands and negro to go to the heirs of the body of the said John Balkom. Second. I give and bequeath to my son Walter P. Balkom, upon the same terms and conditions and restrictions as in the grant and gift to my son John Balkom as recited above, one negro boy named Buck, also one hundred and three dollars in cash which I have heretofore given to him to enter land with for me, but in case he has entered the land in my name then and in that event I give to him the said lands, also the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section two in township seven and range twenty-eight. Third. I give to my daughter, Mary Conner upon the same terms,conditions and restrictions as in the gift to my son John Bolkom and further that her husband shall not at any time have the control of the same, one negro woman named Nance and her child named Sam, also one cart and yoke of oxen. Fourth. I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Balckom upon the same terms, conditions and restrictions as in the gift to my son John Bolkom aforesaid one negro boy named Mouk, also a negro girl named Serena. Fifth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Brasille upon the same terms, conditions and restrictions as in the gift to my son John Balkom aforesaid, and further that her husband shall not at any time have control of the same, one negro woman named Celia and her two children Venus and Peggy. Sixth. It is my will and desire that the balance of my property both real and personal be sold and after paying all my just debts, which thank God are few and small in amount to be equally divided between my children as aforesaid. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the date first above written. S/Alexander (X) Balkom. Signed, Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of B. C. Lansdale,John Ward, Charles (X) Blalock. Codicil: Whereas the woman named Celia willed in the foregoing will to Sarah Brasill has since the making of the same been delivered of a child named Allen and not wishing to part the mother and child I here further ordain and will that the said child, Allen, shall belong to the said Sarah Brasill upon the same conditions that the said Celia was willed to her, and that the said Sarah shall pay into the bulk of my estate the sum of seventy-five dollars within one year after the probate of my will. In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of March 1844. S/Alexander (X) Balkom. Wit: Wm. A.McAllister, Lewis Paullin, W. L. Ligon, E. H. Teague. The will was Proved by John Ward, Benjamin Lausdale, Charles Blalock,Wm A. McAllister, Elijah W. Teague 17 Dec 1845. (Recorded in Will Book 1845 page 437,438).7,14 
Will18 March 1844Henry County, Alabama, USA; Codicil: Whereas the woman named Celia willed in the foregoing will to Sarah Brasill has since the making of the same been delivered of a child named Allen and not wishing to part the mother and child I here further ordain and will that the said child, Allen, shall belong to the said Sarah Brasill upon the same conditions that the said Celia was willed to her, and that the said Sarah shall pay into the bulk of my estate the sum of seventy-five dollars within one year after the probate of my will. In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this the 18th day of March 1844. S/Alexander (X) Balkom. Wit: Wm. A.McAllister, Lewis Paullin, W. L. Ligon, E. H. Teague. 
Death*1852Henry County, Alabama, USA14,15 

Citations

  1. [S120] Joseph W. Watson, Kinfolks of Edgecombe County North Carolina 1788-1855 (, Compilation of relationships proved or indicated by the deeds of Edgecombe County; Durham, North Carolina: The Seeman Printery, Inc, 1969), State Library of North Carolina.
  2. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Henry County, Al. pg 31, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S173] Census, U.S. of 1790, Johnston County, NC, image page 4, census pg 480., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, A History of Henry County, Alabama (P.O. Box 222, Abbeville, AL 36830: Henry County Historical Society, 1978), compiled by Mrs. Sara Newton Carroll.
  5. [S257] Marvin K. Dorman Jr., Edgecombe County North Carolina Abstracts of Court Minutes 1744-1746, 1757-1794 (; Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hutchinson-Allgood Printing Co, Inc., 1968), State Library of North Carolina.
  6. [S261] Elizabeth E. Ross, Record of Estates Johnston County North Carolina 1781-1807 (Abstracts) (, Vol I; 4841 Johnston Union Rd, Clayton, North Carolina 27520: Ross, 1988), State Library of North Carolina.
  7. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  8. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, citing Vol V, Johnston Co NC Court minutes 1793-1797, book by Weynette Parks Haun, 1976 - pg 35. Separate table cites NC Deed Records, Deed Book T1, pg 63.
  9. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, citing Vol V, Johnston Co NC Court minutes 1793-1797, book by Weynette Parks Haun, 1976 - pg 274.
  10. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, citing Vol V, Johnston Co NC Court minutes 1793-1797, book by Weynette Parks Haun, 1976 - pg 297. Separate table cites NC Deed Records, abstracted 11 April 1956), Deed Book V2, pg 432.
  11. [S251] Elizabeth E. Ross & Zelda B. Wood, Kinfolks of Johnston County North Carolina (, Vol I, Abstract of Deeds 1759-1825; 396 Little Creek Church Rd, Clayton, NC 27520: Elizabeth E. Ross,, The Johnston County Heritage Center.
  12. [S127] Virginia and Ralph Wood, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery 1805 (n.p.: Greenwood Press, 1964). Hereinafter cited as Georgia Land Lottery 1805.
  13. [S242] Researcher Evelyn Butler Clifton, reference date 1987.
  14. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, 1978.
  15. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, page 123.
  16. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Jones Co, GA stamped pg 123, image pg 15, Maryland Historical Society.
  17. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Henry County, Alabama, p. 35 (328), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  18. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  19. [S126] Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Sparta and Elba Land Office Records and Military Warrants 1822-1860 in (Easley, South Carolina 29640: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1983).
  20. [S121] Researcher R. Slay, Compiled Descendants of Alexander Balcom, reference date Nov 2000.

Allen Balkcom1

#954, b. circa 1834, d. 15 March 1862
Last Edited21 Jan 2009
Name VariationMcAllen 
Birth*circa 1834Tennessee, USA2 
Marriage*15 December 1857Angelina Boyd; Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA2 
Military*27th Alabama Infantry, Company C, Tennessee, USA; enlisted as a private (sp Balcombe)in the unit raised in Lauderdale, Tennessee. He was captured after the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson.1,2 
Death*15 March 1862Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA; as a Confederate POW1 
Burial*Oak Woods Cemetery, Confederate Mound, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives, Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North , 1984), Page 197. Hereinafter cited as Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons.
  2. [S295] Researcher Johnnie Tate, e-mail message May 2004, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/a/t/Johnnie-T-Tate/index.html, e-mail address.

Amanda Caroline Balkcom1

#1032, b. 7 February 1861, d. 14 January 1864
Last Edited15 Jan 2001
Father*Ichabod Balkcom III1 b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864
Birth*7 February 18611 
Death*14 January 18641 

Ambrose Brantley Balkcom1,2

#2351, b. 10 December 1873, d. 22 January 1942
Last Edited5 Apr 2010

Family

Mary Ann Woodham b. 21 Jun 1868, d. 6 Apr 1944
Marriage*27 October 1895Mary Ann Woodham; Dale County, Alabama, USA3,1 
Children 1.George W. Balkcom1 b. c 1900
 2.Thomas James Balkcom1 b. c 1902
Birth*10 December 1873Dale County, Alabama, USA1,3 
Marriage*27 October 1895Mary Ann Woodham; Dale County, Alabama, USA3,1 
Census*11 May 1910US 1910 Census; Florala, Beat #9, ED 52, Sheet 39A, hh#794, Covington County, Alabama, USA; "Ambrose E. Balcom", age 36, married for 14 years, farmer, farm owner, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Complete Household:
"Mary A.", wife, age 40, married for 14 years, 5 children born, 3 living now, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"George W.", son age 10, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Thos J.", son age 8, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Sabra V. L.", daughter age 6, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.1 
Resident: Mary Ann Woodham
Resident: George W. Balkcom
Resident: Thomas James Balkcom
Military*12 September 1918Andalusia, Covington County, Alabama, USA; registered for the World War I military draft, as "Ambros Brantley Balkcom", age 45, occupation farmer, employer J. P. Short, born Dec 10, 1873, short height, medium build, gray eyes, dark hair, nearest relative "Mollie A. Balkcom". Note that he signed his name with the above spelling.2 
Census*9 February 1920US 1920 Census; Precinct 22, ED 67, Sheet 1, hh#5, Covington County, Alabama, USA; "Ambrose Balcom", head, age 46, married, farmer, renting, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Complete household:
"Mollie", wife, age 48, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Thomas J.", son age 18, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.4 
Resident: Mary Ann Woodham
Resident: Thomas James Balkcom
Residence*before 1926Mary Ann Woodham; Eustis, Lake County, Florida, USA3 
Death*22 January 1942Eustis, Lake County, Florida, USA; according to descendant Nobles, had lived at his rural route address for 16 years, died at age 685 
Burial*Pine Forest Cemetery space S-3, Lot 180, Mount Dora, Lake County, Florida, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Covington County, AL, ED 52, census sheet 39A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S337] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. [S336] Researcher Terry Nobles, email communication, reference date 2005.
  4. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Covington County, AL, ED 67, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S336] Researcher Terry Nobles, citing death certificate, email communication.

Anna Belle Balkcom1

#262, b. 9 December 1899, d. 25 July 1900
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited24 Mar 2009
Relationship2nd cousin of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Benjamin Middleton Balkcom1,2 b. 22 Jun 1859, d. 24 Jun 1916
Mother*Adrianna E. Deal1 b. 18 Jul 1859, d. 19 Apr 1913
Birth*9 December 1899Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census28 June 1900Benjamin Middleton Balkcom; Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66 hh#256, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Benjamin Balkcom", head, age 40, born June 1859, wife Anna, married 16 years, born AL, father GA, mother AL, mother Jane;
"Anna Balkcom", wife age 40, born July 1859, mother of 5, 4 living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Ora Balkcom", daughter age 15 born July 1884, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Carson Balkcom", son age 7 born June 1893, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Leola Balkcom", daughter age 4, born July 1895, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Amie Bell Balkcom", daughter age 9/12 born Aug 1899 in Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Jane Balkcom", mother, age 61, born May 1839, widowed, born Alabama, parents born North Carolina.

Households nearby were William Christopher Baldwin, Ivey Balkcom, and Webster Balkcom.3 
Death*25 July 1900Dale County, Alabama, USA; Infant1 
Burial*Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA4 

Citations

  1. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom.
  2. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL, page 253 image pg 29, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Jerry Balkcom.

Anna J. Balkcom1

#891, b. circa 1832
Last Edited7 Jan 2001
Father*Wiley Balkcom1 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1832North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census21 November 1850Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Southern Division, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkum", head, age 51, farmer, born North Carolina, real estate value $75;
"Esther M. Balkum", age 41, born in North Carolina, read/write no;
"Josiah Balkum", age 20, farm laborer, born in North Carolina;
"Anna J. Balkum", age 18, born in North Carolina;
"James K. Balkum", age 16, born in North Carolina, farm laborer, attending school;
"Elizabeth Balkum", age 14, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Mitchell Balkum", age 11, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Harriet Balkum", age 9, born in Georgia, attending school;
"Madison L. Balkum", age 6, male, born in Georgia;
"Martha Balkum", age 3, born in Alabama;
"Ritty Mashburn", female age 70, born in North Carolina.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Anzada Balkcom1

#2073, b. 4 June 1878
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited30 Dec 2005
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Arnold Balkcom1 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Mother*Sarah L. Harrington1 b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Birth*4 June 1878Henry County, Alabama, USA; Date and location from web source1,2 
(Resident) Census30 June 1885James Arnold Balkcom; Holmes County, Florida, USA; Appeared on the Florida State Census of 1885:
"J. A. Balkcom", male age 48, farming, married, born in GA, parents born NC;
"S. L. Balkcom", female age 42, housekeeper, born AL, father NC, mother GA, read/write no;
"W. J. Balkcom", male age 18, farming, attending school;
"B. A. Balkcom", male age 15, farming, attending school;
"A. Balkcom", female age 10, attending school;
"Ann S. Balkcom", female age 8, attending school;
"A. L. Balkcom", female age 6;
"E. Balkcom", female age 3.

Note, some of the initials were difficult do read and may be in error.3 
(Resident) Census2 July 1900James Arnold Balkcom, Sarah L. Harrington; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "James A. Balkham", age 67, in household with wife Sarah and children Anzada, Olivia, Erie, and Carlo. He was listed as farmer, owning a farm free of mortgage, married for 35 years, born in Georgia, mother and father born in Georgia.1 
Cen-Enum*2 July 1900AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Anzada Balkham", female age 21, single, daughter of James A. Balkham, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Alabama, farm laborer, 2 months not employed, can read and write1 
Witness: James Arnold Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Geneva County, Alabama, ancestry.com image pg 56, census sheet 15, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, RootsWeb.
  3. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Anzilla Drucilla Balkcom1

#2226, b. 22 September 1874
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited30 Dec 2005
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Arnold Balkcom1 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Mother*Sarah L. Harrington1 b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Birth*22 September 1874Alabama, USA; date and location from web source1,2 
(Resident) Census30 June 1885James Arnold Balkcom; Holmes County, Florida, USA; Appeared on the Florida State Census of 1885:
"J. A. Balkcom", male age 48, farming, married, born in GA, parents born NC;
"S. L. Balkcom", female age 42, housekeeper, born AL, father NC, mother GA, read/write no;
"W. J. Balkcom", male age 18, farming, attending school;
"B. A. Balkcom", male age 15, farming, attending school;
"A. Balkcom", female age 10, attending school;
"Ann S. Balkcom", female age 8, attending school;
"A. L. Balkcom", female age 6;
"E. Balkcom", female age 3.

Note, some of the initials were difficult do read and may be in error.3 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), A-067-aeadfaad. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, RootsWeb.
  3. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Archer Balkcom1,2

#918, b. circa 1874
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Mar 2010
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Albert Balkcom1 b. c 1850
Mother*Sarah Holland1 b. c 1851
Birth*circa 1874Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880Albert Balkcom, AL Henry Co Census 1880; hh#64, ED#82, Beat 6, pg 31, stamped pg 611, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"Albert Balkum", head, age 28, farm laborer, born in AL, parents born in SC;
'Sarah Balkum", wife, age 28, housekeeper, born in AL, parents born in GA;
"Joseph Balkum", age 7 born in AL, parents born in GA;
"Archie Balkum", age 5, born in AL, parents born in GA.
Note absence of son Tarrell.

Note SC birthplace of Albert's parents. If accurate then James and Mary Balkcom are not his parents. On the other hand I've not run across SC Balkcoms so this may be an error. Albert's age 28 is too young by a year or two to match the Albert in the earlier census, in household of James and Mary. Children birthplaces listed as GA, possibly indicating that Sarah went to parents' home for the births.3 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, Al, ED 82, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Headland District, ancestry.com image pg 16, Ancestry.com.

Benjamin Archibald Balkcom1

#945, b. 6 May 1869, d. 1 July 1926
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited2 May 2008
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Arnold Balkcom2 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Mother*Sarah L. Harrington1 b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Birth*6 May 1869Alabama, USA1,3 
(Resident) Census26 June 1870James Arnold Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1870; hh#80, Beat 12, census page 199, stamped pg 268, Barnes Crossroads, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. A. Balkcum", head, age 34? (nearly illegible), farmer, $300 personal assets, born in Georgia;
"Sarah Balkcum" age 25, keeping house, born in Alabama;
"W. J. Balkcum" male age 5, born in Alabama;
"B. A. Balkcum" male age 1, born in Alabama;
"J. B. Howel", male age 6, born in Alabama.

They lived adjacent to L. Balkcom and children. L. Balkcom is likely Lucinda Deal, wife of Joseph D. Balkcom killed in Civil War. In 1860, Joseph and Lucinda lived along with James Arnold Balkcom in Dale County household of James E. Balkcom.4 
(Resident) Census30 June 1885James Arnold Balkcom; Holmes County, Florida, USA; Appeared on the Florida State Census of 1885:
"J. A. Balkcom", male age 48, farming, married, born in GA, parents born NC;
"S. L. Balkcom", female age 42, housekeeper, born AL, father NC, mother GA, read/write no;
"W. J. Balkcom", male age 18, farming, attending school;
"B. A. Balkcom", male age 15, farming, attending school;
"A. Balkcom", female age 10, attending school;
"Ann S. Balkcom", female age 8, attending school;
"A. L. Balkcom", female age 6;
"E. Balkcom", female age 3.

Note, some of the initials were difficult do read and may be in error.5 
Marriage*circa 1889Margaret Elizabeth Collins; Florida, USA; children Zelotes, Pearl, Arnie, Mamie6,7,8 
Census*1900FL Holmes Co Census 1900; Holmes County, Florida, USA; "Archibald Balcom", head, born May 1869, age 31, farmer, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama;
"Margaret Balcom", wife, born August 1871, age 28, housekeeping, born in Florida, both parents born in Georgia;
"Zelotus Balcom", son, born April 1891, age 9, attending school, born in Florida;
"Pearl Balcom", daughter, born December 1893, age 6, attending school, born in Florida;
"Mamie Balcom", daughter, born October 1898, age 1, born in Florida.

An Andrew Balkom age 25 and family lived nearby (not entered in database).7 
Resident: Margaret Elizabeth Collins
Progeny*Baucum book lists children: Creator (died as infant), Zelotus B., Pearl, Arnold (Arnie), Minnie, Auburn, Lula.9 
Death*1 July 1926Holmes County, Florida, USA3 
Burial*Bethel Cemetery, Esto, Holmes County, Florida, USA; "Benjamin Archie Balkcom"3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL census page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S338] Cemetery Records, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/, Bethel Cemetery, Esto, Holmes County, Florida. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 11 of 20, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S42] Web, http://www.edenfield.org
  7. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Holmes County, Florida, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, RootsWeb.
  9. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), A-067-aeadfac. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.

Benjamin Franklin Balkcom

#1065, b. after 1832
Last Edited2 May 2003
Father*Bryant Balkcom1 b. 1815, d. 1876
Birth*after 1832Georgia, USA; guess based on father birth.1 
Will*after 1877His will is in Book E, Jones County, Georgia, p. 402.2 

Citations

  1. [S243] Will Books, Jones County Georgia, Will of Bryant Balkcom, 1865-1914 Book E; File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by e-mail address, Jane Benson, from LDS Microfilm #454233, Atlanta Archives Film #Roll 75-76.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.

Benjamin J. Balkcom1,2

#31, b. circa 1843, d. 27 January 1863
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited2 Jul 2016
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom3 b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy3 b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Birth*circa 1843Georgia, USA4 
(Resident) Census23 July 1860James E. Balkcom, Mary (Polly) Murphy; Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcom", head, age 53, farming, born in NC, real estate value $1500, personal estate $700.

The households of John W. Balkcom (son of James and Mary) and wife Nancy age 19 (newly married) and Daniel Murphy (with wife Elizabeth and a 12 year old male Milton Murphy) were adjacent. Neither of the other families showed land holdings so it's likely that they had houses on the land of James Balkcom.

Also listed on the same census page were Lewis Deal and wife Nancy J. Brannon Deal, with family. Nancy J. Brannon (person ID#1314) was the oldest daughter of Rosier Brannon and Anzilla Galloway, and sister to Rose Ann Brannon who was daughter-in-law to James and Mary Balkcom.

Complete household:
"James Balkcom" as above;
"Mary Balkcom", age 44, born in NC, read/write no;
"Selista J. Balkcom", female age 20, born Georgia, read/write yes;
"Benjamin Balkcom", age 17, laborer, born Georgia, read/write yes;
"Ivey Balkcom", male age 14, born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Brantley Balkcom", male age 12 born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Albert Balkcom", age 10, born Alabama, read/write yes;
"Delilah Balkcom, female age 8, born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Pricilla Balkcom", female age 6, born Alabama, attending school;
"Neissa Balkcom", female age 4, born Alabama;
"Ransom Balkcom", male age 3, born Alabama;
"Joseph D. Balkcom", male age 19, farm laborer, born Alabama, read/write yes;
"Cinda Balkcom", female age 18 born Alabama, read/write yes (Joseph's wife);
"James A. Balkcom", age 23, school teacher, born Georgia, read/write yes (note: he was listed last in the large household even though the oldest. Birth dates and states support that he was the oldest child of James and Mary).5 
Military22 March 1862CSA, 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company A, Alabama, USA; "Benj. J Balkum" enlisted as a Private at Auburn, Alabama. The 37th Regiment was organized at Auburn, in the spring of 1862, under the requisition of President Jefferson Davis for 12,000 more Alabamans. The members were recruited from Barbour, Chambers, Henry, Macon, Pike, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties. Benjamin was captured 4 December, 1862, at Water Valley, Mississippi.2,6 
Death*27 January 1863Alton POW Prison, Alton, Illinois, USA; died as a POW from "Debilitas" (exposure), about a month after his capture. According to the reference:
"Conditions in the prison were harsh and the mortality rate was above average for a Union prison. Hot, humid summers and cold Midwestern winters took a heavy toll on prisoners already weakened by poor nourishment and inadequate clothing. The prison was overcrowded much of the time and sanitary facilities were inadequate. Pneumonia and dysentery were common killers but contagious diseases such as smallpox and rubella were the most feared. When smallpox infection became alarmingly high in the winter of 1862 and spring of 1863, a quarantine hospital was located on an island across the Mississippi River from the prison."2,6 
Burial1863Confederate Cemetery, Alton, Illinois, USA2 
Military*10 February 1864James E. Balkcom; Company A 37 Reg, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Jas Balkcum, father", appears on a Register of Claims of deceased Officers and Soldiers from Alabama which were filed for settlement of the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the War Department. The claim was on behalf of deceased soldier "B. K. Balcom".7 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), A-067-aeadfaac. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S109] National Archives, Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North , 1984), Page 1. Hereinafter cited as Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons.
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfe.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Newton Post Office, census pg 67, ancestry.com image pg 69, stamped census pg 565, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S42] Web, http://www.altonweb.com/history/civilwar/confed/index.html
  7. [S139] Civil War Service Records, Alabama, 37th Infantry Regiment, online at www.fold3.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

Benjamin Middleton Balkcom1,2

#268, b. 22 June 1859, d. 24 June 1916
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited18 Jun 2016
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Mother*Colista Jane Balkcom3,4 b. 20 May 1839, d. a 1900

Family

Adrianna E. Deal b. 18 Jul 1859, d. 19 Apr 1913
Marriage*2 August 1883Adrianna E. Deal1,4 
Children 1.Ora Balkcom3 b. Jul 1884
 2.Carson Balkcom3 b. Jun 1893
 3.Leota Balkcom3 b. Jul 1895
 4.Benjamin S. Balkcom12,4 b. 26 Jul 1898, d. 28 Aug 1899
 5.Anna Belle Balkcom13,4 b. 9 Dec 1899, d. 25 Jul 1900
CommentGrandson of James E. and Polly (Murphy) Balkcom.5 
Birth*22 June 1859Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census27 July 1870James E. Balkcom, Mary (Polly) Murphy; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcum" age 63, occupation farmer and hatter, born North Carolina, real estate $1100, personal $350.

Household:
James, head, as shown;
"Polly" age 54, keeps house, born NC;
"C. J.", female age 31, works in house, born Georgia;
"Albert" age 21, works in farm, born Alabama;
"Delila" age 19, works in farm, born Alabama;
"Priscilla" age 17, works in farm, born Alabama;
"J. H.", male age 14, works in farm, born Alabama;
"J. A.", female age 7, born Alabama;
"Middleton", male age 11, born Alabama.
The adults were listed as reading and writing.6 
(Resident) Census22 June 1880James E. Balkcom, Mary (Polly) Murphy; Beat No. 9, ED#64, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkum", age 73, farmer, born North Carolina, parents born in "North";
"Polley Balkum", wife age 65, keeping house, born NC, parents born in "North";
"Colista J. Balkum", daughter age 41, born Georgia;
"Joanna Balkum", daughter age 16, born Alabama;
"Middleton Balkum", grandson age 21, farm laborer, born Alabama.

Sons Brantley and Ivey and their families were in nearby households.7 
Marriage*2 August 1883Adrianna E. Deal1,4 
Progeny*Ora (b1884), Leota (b1895)4 
Census*28 June 1900Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66 hh#256, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Benjamin Balkcom", head, age 40, born June 1859, wife Anna, married 16 years, born AL, father GA, mother AL, mother Jane;
"Anna Balkcom", wife age 40, born July 1859, mother of 5, 4 living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Ora Balkcom", daughter age 15 born July 1884, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Carson Balkcom", son age 7 born June 1893, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Leola Balkcom", daughter age 4, born July 1895, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Amie Bell Balkcom", daughter age 9/12 born Aug 1899 in Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Jane Balkcom", mother, age 61, born May 1839, widowed, born Alabama, parents born North Carolina.

Households nearby were William Christopher Baldwin, Ivey Balkcom, and Webster Balkcom.2 
Resident: Adrianna E. Deal
Resident: Ora Balkcom
Resident: Carson Balkcom
Resident: Leota Balkcom
Resident: Anna Belle Balkcom
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Event*1 December 1908Freemasons, Lewis Lodge No. 614, Alabama, USA; the Disciplinary Committee of the Freemasons of Alabama ruled on discipline against Benjamin Balkcom taken by local Lewis Lodge No. 614. Contact me by email for details.8 
Death*24 June 19161,9 
Burial*Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA10,11

Citations

  1. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone, Jerry Balkcom.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL, page 253 image pg 29, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  5. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 642C, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, ancestry.com image pg 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Reynolds District, page 642c, hh 2, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S345] Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama, Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Alabama at the Annual Communication Held December 1 & 2, 1908 (n.p.: Alabama Freemasons, 1908), books.google.com. Hereinafter cited as Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Alabama at the Annual Communication, 1908.
  9. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), cites the book "Henry County, Alabama Genealogical Records". Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  10. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Colista J. Balkcom, Jerry Balkcom.
  11. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.
  12. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978.
  13. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom.