Infant Son 2 of James Arnold Balkcom1

#2078, b. after 1865, d. after 1865
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited21 Apr 2010
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
Death*after 1865Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "Infant Son of James A & Sarah S Balkcom Of such is the kingdom of heaven", undated2 
Birth*after 1865Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom.
  2. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Jerry Balkcom.

Ivey Balkcom1

#32, b. 5 October 1845, d. 23 October 1909
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited19 Mar 2017
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886

Family

Elizabeth E. Kirkland b. 7 Nov 1850
Marriage*6 September 1868Elizabeth E. Kirkland; Alabama, USA3,14 
Children 1.A. Camilla Balkcom20,21 b. 9 Oct 1869
 2.Uriah Webster Balkcom+14,21 b. 29 Nov 1874, d. Apr 1970
 3.James Terry Balkcom3 b. 14 Dec 1882, d. 29 Jun 1903
 4.Alexander Harvey Balkcom3 b. 11 Apr 1888, d. 12 Nov 1890
Birth*5 October 1845Dale County, Alabama, USA2,3,4,5,6 
(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).7 
Military*22 September 1863Company D, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Pollard, Alabama, USA; enlisted at Pollard, AL as a private, for a period of three years. "18 yo, hazel eyes, light hair, 5'10", born Dale Co, farmer, received bounty of $50. The name Ivy "Balkcom" appears on a description list and bounty roll of the 57th Regiment Alabama Infantry Co D, list dated 21 Nov 1863.

His name appeared in the Southern Advitiser (Troy) April 21, 1865,
"List of Casualties in the 57th Ala. Regt. at the battles of Kinston and
Bentonville, North Carolina. March 19, 20, and 22 ..., Ivy Balkam - (wounded) in hip".

Separate records show he was discharged at Charlotte, NC in 1865. He later was a witness to the widow's pension application of Lucinda Balkcom, wife of his brother Joseph D. Balkcom.8,9,10,11,12,6,13 
Marriage*6 September 1868Elizabeth E. Kirkland; Alabama, USA3,14 
Census*27 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Ivey age 24, born in Alabama, working as a farm laborer;
Elizabeth age 19, keeping house, born Alabama;
A. Camilla, young girl child (age illegible, possibly 1), born Alabama.15 
Resident: Elizabeth E. Kirkland
Resident: A. Camilla Balkcom
Census*22 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Ivey age 34, farmer, born in Alabama, parents born "North". The family lived adjacent to James age 71 and Polly age 65, parents;
wife Elizabeth age 27, born Alabama, father born Alabama, mother birthplace illegible;
daughter Camilla age 10, born Alabama;
Uriah Webster, son age 6, born Alabama.16 
Resident: Elizabeth E. Kirkland
Resident: A. Camilla Balkcom
Resident: Uriah Webster Balkcom
(Witness) Death12 November 1890Alexander Harvey Balkcom; Alabama, USA3 
Census*27 June 1900Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Ivey Balkcom", head, male age 54, born October 1845 in Alabama, parents born NC, married 33 years, farmer, owned house (farm);
"Elvira? Balkcom", probably census taker meant Eliza, wife age 49, born Nov 1850, married 33 years, mother of 4, 4 still living, born Alabama, father born Alabama, mother SC;
"James Balkcom", son age 17, born Dec 1882, single, farm laborer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Terrell Balkcom", nephew age 23, born June 1876, single farm laborer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Adjacent households son Webster, Benjamin M. Balkcom, William Christopher Baldwin17 
Resident: Elizabeth E. Kirkland
Resident: James Terry Balkcom
Resident: James Tarrell Balkcom
(Witness) Death29 June 1903James Terry Balkcom; Alabama, USA3 
Residence*1907Midland City, Dale County, Alabama, USA4,12,18 
Death*23 October 1909Alabama, USA3,19 
Burial*October 1909Old Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; which is located off County Road 83, southeast of Echo.3,8 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.565, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com.
  3. [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.
  4. [S51] Randy's Dale County Alabama History Home Page, Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Dale County in 1907, Compiler Randy Ray, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/
  5. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154. This reference gives birth date as 5 October, 1844; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  6. [S235] Alabama Civil War Service Records, Index Card in CSA Files, online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  7. [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.
  8. [S31] Confederate Veterans Buried in Dale County Alabama, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt. Hereinafter cited as Confederates Buried Dale County.
  9. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999- . Box, Extraction # & Record #1298., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  10. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives microfilm, compiled by Tonia Porter e-mail address; http://www.knology.net/~toniab, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  11. [S50] Researcher Dr. Kenneth W. "Ken" Jones, http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/
  12. [S188] Unknown compiler, compiler, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (Cullman, Alabama: Greegath Company, 1982). Hereinafter cited as Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers.
  13. [S351] Civil War Rosters GenWeb Archives, File contributed by Sarah Fowler, at: http://files.usgwarchives.org/al/pike/newspapers/listofca193nw.txt, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/, USGenWeb Archives.
  14. [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.
  15. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225B, ancestry.com image 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  16. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 642C, hh 3., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  17. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  18. [S225] Confederate Pension Files, Alabama, Alabama Pension #30549, Dale County. Pensioner Mrs. E. E. Balkcom, Widow; Witnesses W. P. Windham, J. E. Andrews., online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/ge.html, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  19. [S235] Alabama Civil War Service Records, Application for Widows Pension, and record cards in CSA Files of Alabama Archives, in the name of Mrs. E. E. Balkcom., http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  20. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225B, Ancestry.com.
  21. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama , Page 154.

Izetta Balkcom1,2

#26, b. 1878
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited22 Apr 2010
RelationshipAunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Brantley Balkcom1,2 b. Nov 1847, d. a 1921
Mother*Roseann Brannon1,2 b. 9 Jan 1849, d. a 1920
My ResearchNote*Elizabeth Balkcom; It's likely that Izetta Balkcom age 2 in the 1880 census is the same person as Elizabeth Balkcom age 22 in the 1900 census, both in the Brantley Balkcom household 
Birth*1878Alabama, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census22 June 1880Brantley Balkcom, Roseann Brannon; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Brantley Balkum', head, age 33, farmer, born in Alabama. His father was listed as born in "North". (Many listings for parent birth locations only said "North" or "South"). They lived next to the households of Brantley's father James Balkcom and brother Ivy Balkcom, and next to James Deal.

Household:
Brantley as shown;
"Rosean Balkum", wife age 33, keeping house, born Alabama, parents born "South";
"William J. Balkum", son age 12, born Alabama;
"John I. Balkum", son age 8, born Alabama;
"Noah B. Balkum", son age 6, born Alabama;
"Izettie Balkum", daughter age 2, born Alabama;
"Norman G. Balkum", son age 1 month, born Alabama.

Daughter Elizabeth, born 1878 per 1900 census was not listed in the household.3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 641B, Ancestry.com.

J. Balkcom

#473, b. before 1845
Last Edited4 Jan 2002
Birth*before 1845 
Military*between 1861 and 1865USA; Confederate Army|| as a Corporal in B Company of the 12 Georgia Infantry.1 

Citations

  1. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999- . Box, Extraction # & Record #2509., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

J. A. Balkcom1

#531, b. circa 1863
Last Edited26 Oct 2002
Birth*circa 1863Alabama, USA; Probably a granddaughter of James E. and Mary Balkcom, per 1870 census.1 
(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.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, ancestry.com image pg 13, Ancestry.com.

J. A. Balkcom1

#949, b. circa 1864
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited26 Oct 2002
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Joseph D. Balkcom1 b. c 1841, d. c 1864
Mother*Lucinda Deal1 b. 27 Jun 1842, d. 14 Aug 1920
Birth*circa 1864Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census26 June 1870Lucinda Deal, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Barnes Crossroads, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "L. Balkcum", head, female age 25, keeping house, born in Alabama, $100 personal assets. She and family lived adjacent to James Arnold Balkcom and family.

Household:
L. Balkcum as above;
"M. E.", female age 8, born Alabama;
"J. A.", male age 6, born Alabama;
"M. B.", female age 1, born Alabama (Lucinda's husband Joseph had died in 1864).1 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

J. K. Balkcom1

#1556, b. circa 1835
Last Edited11 Jun 2016
Birth*circa 1835North Carolina, USA1 
Comment1860James K. Balkcom; A JK Balcom (assigned #1556 in this database) appears in the Henry Co 1860 census, and James K Balkcom (#492) appears in the 1850 Dale County census. Possibly the same person. 
(Resident) Census11 September 1860(Head of Household) James Daniel Murphy, (Resident) Manda (?); Freeman's Beat #9, hh 57, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J. D. Murphy", head, male age 28, hatter. Has 3 Galloways and a Balcom in his household. Adjacent to Eleazer Galloway (age 73) who ived alone. Rosier Brannon was two census pages away, and Bowen families lived nearby.

Complete household:
"J. D. Murphy", male age 28, hatter, personal assets $416, married within the year;
"Manda Murphy", female age 24, married within the year, born in Alabama, not reading/writing;
"E. J. Galloway", female age 35, domestic, born in NC;
"J. E. Galloway", male age 15, born in Alabama;
"J. K. Balcom", male age 25, farmer, born in NC. 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 226
    Online at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

J. M. Balkcom1

#905, b. 14 March 1889, d. 22 September 1889
Last Edited7 Jan 2001
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox1 b. 18 Oct 1850
Birth*14 March 18891 
Death*22 September 1889infant1 

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.

J. V. Balkcom

#17, b. 6 December 1909, d. 15 September 1961
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Descendants of James Mathews
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited13 Sep 2015
RelationshipBrother of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Ira Balkcom b. 2 Jul 1873, d. 30 Aug 1948
Mother*Ida Lucinda Baldwin b. 29 Jun 1876, d. 14 May 1958
Name VariationJake 
Birth*6 December 1909Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census21 April 1910(Head of Household) John Ira Balkcom, Ida Lucinda Baldwin; ED#124, hh#62, Dryden, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; John Ira and wife Ida lived next to Ida's brother John Christopher Baldwin and his family.

"JI Balkcom" (census head) age 36, 13 years marriage, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama, farmer, read/write yes, renting a farm;

"IL Balkcom" (wife) age 35, married 13 years, mother of 4, 4 now living, born Alabama, both parents born Alabama, farm laborer, read/write yes;
"ME Balkcom" (daughter), age 12, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama, farm laborer, reads/writes, attending school;
"EE Balkcom" (son) age 6, born in Texas, both parents born in Alabama;
"TL Balkcom" (daughter) age 4, born in Texas, both parents born in Alabama;
"JV Balkcom" (son) age 4 months, born in Oklahoma, both parents born in Alabama;
"ME Brown" (niece-in-law) age 17, single, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama, farm laborer, reads/writes, attending school.3 
(Resident) Census19 January 1920(Head of Household) John Ira Balkcom, Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick Township, hh 116, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "John I. Balkcom", male age 47, owned home with mortgage, born in Alabama, mother and father born in Alabama, farmer, read and write yes;
"Ida L. Balkcom", wife age 44, married, born in Alabama, mother and father born in Alabama, read and write yes;
"May Balkcom", daughter age 22, married, born in Alabama, mother and father born in Alabama, read and write yes;
"Lowel Wells", husband of Mae, age 21, laborer, born in Texas, mother and father born in Texas, read and write yes;
"Euel Balkcom", son age 16, born in Texas, mother and father born in Alabama, attending school, read and write yes;
"Thelma Balkcom", daughter age 14, born in Texas, mother and father born in Alabama, attending school, read and write yes;
"J. V. Balkcom", son age 10, born in Oklahoma, mother and father born in Alabama, attending school, read and write yes.4 
Occupation*circa 1930farming, according to Army discharge papers.1 
(Resident) Census16 April 1930(Head of Household) John Ira Balkcom, Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "J. I. Balkcom", head. Daughter Thelma and husband George Ellis lived in the adjacent household.

Complete household:
"J. I. Balkcom", age 57, farmer, living on a farm, age 26 at marriage, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama.
"Ida Balkcom", female age 54, born in Alabama, parents born in Alabama, age at marriage 22;
"J. V. Balkcom", male age 20, single, laborer on farm, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Alabama."5
(Resident) Census16 April 1940(Head of Household) John Ira Balkcom, Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Section 34, Rural Route 1, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Household:
"J. I. Balcom, head, male age 66, born Alabama, farming, education completed 2nd grade, reported 25 hours worked in the designated prior week in March, worked 52 weeks in 1939, reported no income from money wages or salary in 1939, reported income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary, working on own account probably indicating farm income;
Ida L. Balcom, wife, age 64, education completed 2nd grade, born Alabama;
J. V. Balcom, son age 30, single, completed 4 years high school, born Oklahoma, farm laborer, working as unpaid family worker, $40 weeks work in 1939, income $55."

J. I. provided the information. He reported that the family lived in the same house in 1935.6
Military*from 2 April 1942 to 13 July 1945U.S. Army, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA; "J. V. Balkcom" enlisted at Oklahoma City as a Private "Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law". He was listed as a farm hand, single, no dependents, 5' 10", 138 pounds, education 4 years of high school. He served as an aircraft mechanic, stationed on islands in the Pacific Theater. "Battles and Campaigns" listed were New Guinea GO 40 WD 45, Bismarck-Arpilego Eastern Mandates, East Indies, Central Pacific N, Solomons, Guadalcana,l S Philippines GO 33 WD 45. He received a silver service star and three bronze service stars. He was discharged as a Sergeant on 13 July 1945 at Camp Chaffee, AR7,1,8 
(Witness) Death30 August 1948John Ira Balkcom; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 
(Witness) Death14 May 1958Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA9 
Death*15 September 1961Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; died shortly after an automobile accident in Erick on old Highway 667 
Burial*September 1961Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Jake is buried in Section 2, Row 12, #0130.10 
Probate11 December 1961Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Filed in Beckham County Courthouse.11 

Citations

  1. [S217] "U. S. Army Honorable Discharge Certificate, Jake Balkcom"; Courthouse Beckham Co, OK; Beckham County Courthouse, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA. Hereinafter cited as "U. S. Army Honorable Discharge Certificate, Jake Balkcom."
  2. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, ancestry.com image pg 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham Co, OK, Enum Dist 9, sheet 7A, image 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Erick township outside of Erick town, hh#187, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup Dist 8, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-14, Erick Township outside Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S23] Recollection by R. L. Balkcom , 2000, 22 October 2000.
  8. [S353] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, J V Balkcom, enlisted 2 April 1942, online at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8PL-2PB), U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  9. [S58] Researcher Lola McTaggart.
  10. [S62] Cemetery Records, http://www.interment.net, http://www.rootsweb.com. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  11. [S218] Estate - Final Account and Petition for Final Hearing, 11 dec 1961, Courthouse Beckham Co, OK, Beckham County Courthouse, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA.

James Balkcom1

#1068, b. 3 September 1810, d. 21 April 1873
Last Edited3 May 2010
Father*Ichabod Balkcom II1 b. 1772, d. a 1860
Mother*Nancy Sasser1 b. c 1785, d. a 1826

Family

Nancy Burden b. c 1814, d. 29 Jul 1854
Marriage*17 January 1836Nancy Burden2 
Children 1.Lucinda Ann Balkcom1,4 b. 6 Jan 1837, d. 26 Apr 1889
 2.William T. Balkcom4,1 b. 30 Nov 1838, d. 19 Sep 1864
 3.Marquis de Lafayette Balkcom1,4 b. 16 Jan 1840, d. 26 Apr 1921
 4.Nancy A. H. Balkcom+4,1 b. 5 Feb 1843, d. 9 Jan 1919
 5.James Franklin Balkcom1,4 b. 18 Feb 1845, d. 23 Dec 1921
 6.Felicia A. C. Balkcom4,1 b. 3 Mar 1847, d. 27 Aug 1854
 7.Marcus Cicero Balkcom1,4 b. 11 Feb 1849, d. 24 Feb 1930
Birth*3 September 1810North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*17 January 1836Nancy Burden2 
Land*28 June 1843Lot 789-19-3 Cherokee, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA; "personally appeared James Balkcom to claim lot as administrator of the owner. Signed: James Balkcom before Alfred M. Horton, N.P."3 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850Marquis de Lafayette Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 10, attending school4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850William T. Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 11, born in GA, attending school4 
Cen-Head*4 September 185084th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 40, farmer, real estate value $3412, born in NC4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850Nancy Burden, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; female age 36, born in SC4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850Lucinda Ann Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; female age 13, born in GA, attending school4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850Nancy A. H. Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; Nancy H., female age 7, born in GA, attending school4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850James Franklin Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 6, born in GA, attending school4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850Felicia A. C. Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; female age 3, born in GA4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum4 September 1850Marcus Cicero Balkcom, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 2, born in GA4 
Death*21 April 1873Georgia, USA1 

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. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  3. [S57] Robert Scott Davis, The Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914
    (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1979), page 187.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Twiggs Co, GA. Page 163, image 12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James A. Balkcom1,2

#1727, b. 29 November 1864, d. 9 May 1899
Last Edited10 Mar 2015
Father*James Whitfield Balkum1,2 b. c 1828, d. 14 May 1888
Mother*Nancy Boswell1 b. c 1820, d. c 1870
Birth*29 November 1864Henry County, Alabama, USA1,3,4 
Comment*"Dr. James A. Balkum". See extract from Heritage reference for an extended biography.3,5 
Marriage*8 December 1886Cold Springs, Texas, USA; From the Eufala (Alabama) Daily Times Dec 16, 1886: " Dr. J. A. Balkum, of Henry County, and Miss Hattie Byrd, of Cold Springs, Texas, were married at the latter place on Dec 8".6 
Death*9 May 1899Balkum Baptist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County AL pg 413 image pg 279, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [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.
  3. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.
  4. [S333] The Henry County Heritage Book Committee, The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama (PO Box 67; Clanton, AL 35046: Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc., 2002), Medical Heritage: "Dr. Balkum a Dothan Pioneer", T. Larry Smith, Headland, Alabama. Hereinafter cited as The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama.
  5. [S333] The Henry County Heritage Book Committee, The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama.
  6. [S189] Helen S. Foley, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices from Barbour and Henry County Alabama Newspapers, 1846-1890 (PO box 1267, 374 Wes Broad St, Greenville, SC 29602-1267: Southern Historical Press, 1999). Hereinafter cited as Marriage and Death Notices from Barbour and Henry County Alabama Newspapers.

James Arnold Balkcom1

#39, b. 25 August 1836, d. 29 December 1917
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited24 Jul 2016
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom1,2,3 b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy1 b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886

Family

Sarah L. Harrington b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Marriage*1865Sarah L. Harrington; 1900 census lists marriage year7,8,9 
Children 1.William Joseph Balkcom16,17 b. c 1865
 2.Emma Balkcom18 b. a 1865, d. a 1878
 3.Albert Balkcom18 b. a 1865, d. a 1867
 4.Infant Son 1 of James Arnold Balkcom18 b. a 1865, d. a 1865
 5.Infant Son 2 of James Arnold Balkcom18 b. a 1865, d. a 1865
 6.Benjamin Archibald Balkcom19 b. 6 May 1869, d. 1 Jul 1926
 7.Anzilla Drucilla Balkcom20 b. 22 Sep 1874
 8.Anzada Balkcom9 b. 4 Jun 1878
 9.Sara Arlivia Balkcom9 b. 12 Jun 1880
 10.L. Erie Balkcom9 b. 10 Oct 1882
 11.Caswell Carlo Balkcom9 b. 28 Jan 1890
Comment*Baucom book identifies James Arnold as son of James E. Balkcom and Mary Balkcom. The 1860 Dale County census supports this since James Arnold lives in their household. 
Birth*25 August 1836Georgia, USA4,1 
Occupation*circa 1860Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; schoolteacher1 
(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 
Military*22 March 1862CSA, 37th Regiment Alabama Infantry, Company A, Alabama, USA; "Balcomb (Balkom) (Balkum) , James A", signature at enlistment spelled James A. Balkcom. "Age at Enlistment: 24
Enlisted 22 March 1862 at Auburn AL by J.F. Dowdell; Listed as Private on Muster Roll of Company A dated 13 May 1862 at Auburn AL; Paid $50 bounty on 21 Aug 1862; Signed his parole in the field at Vicksburg MS on 9 July 1863 as a Private in Company A of the 37th AL Infantry CSA; One of 611 POWs delivered at Mobile Harbor, Mobile AL on 4 Aug 1863; Surrendered 26 Apr 1865 at Smithfield NC in CONSOLIDATED 37th AL CSA Co A; Paroled 1 May 1865 at Greensboro NC; According to Golden, his canteen was found in 1940s New York/donated to Alabama Archives and subsequently lost"6 
Marriage*1865Sarah L. Harrington; 1900 census lists marriage year7,8,9 
Census*1866Sarah L. Harrington; T 5N, R 26E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Alabama State Census.
"J. A. Balkcom", head, male o20, 1 female o20.
Lived adjacent to parents James and Mary, brother Brantley, and sister-in-law Lucinda Balkcom.10 
Residence*1867Sarah L. Harrington; Dale County, Alabama, USA; as listed in estate papers of father-in-law Rosier Brannon11 
Census*26 June 1870AL 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.12 
Resident: Sarah L. Harrington
Resident: William Joseph Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin Archibald Balkcom
Resident: J. B. Howel
Census*30 June 1885Holmes 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.13 
Resident: Sarah L. Harrington
Resident: William Joseph Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin Archibald Balkcom
Resident: Anzilla Drucilla Balkcom
Resident: Anzada Balkcom
Resident: Sara Arlivia Balkcom
Resident: L. Erie Balkcom
Residence22 April 1892Sarah L. Harrington; Jackson County, Florida, USA; estate papers of Sarah's father Rosier Brannon stated that James A and Sara lived near Graceville, and in Jackson County. [the Jackson County may have been an error, suspect it was Holmes County].11 
Census2 July 1900Sarah 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.9 
Resident: Anzada Balkcom
Resident: Sara Arlivia Balkcom
Resident: L. Erie Balkcom
Resident: Caswell Carlo Balkcom
(Witness) Cen-Enum2 July 1900Sarah L. Harrington, AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Sarah Balkham", wife of James A., age 55, married for 35 years, mother of 12, 7 still living, born in Alabama, mother and father born in South Carolina, does not read or write9 
(Witness) Cen-Enum2 July 1900Anzada Balkcom, AL 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 write9 
(Witness) Cen-Enum2 July 1900Sara Arlivia Balkcom, AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Olivia Balkham", daughter of James A. Balkham, age 19, single, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Alabama, farm laborer, not working for 2 months out of the year, can read and write9 
(Witness) Cen-Enum2 July 1900L. Erie Balkcom, AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Erie Balkham", daughter of James A. Balkham, age 16, single, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Alabama, farm laborer, not working for 2 months out of the year, can read and write9 
(Witness) Cen-Enum2 July 1900Caswell Carlo Balkcom, AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Carlo Balkham", son of James A. Balkham, age 10, born in Alabama, father born in Georgia, mother in Alabama, attended school for 3 months so far this year9 
(Witness) Death1 December 1917Sarah L. Harrington; Geneva County, Alabama, USA; Husband James Arnold died 3 weeks after Sarah's death.4,14 
Death*29 December 191715 
Burial*Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; tombstone inscription: James A. Balkcum, born 25 August, 1836, died 29 December 1917, wife Sarah S.15 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  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.
  3. [S350] Index - Some of the Old Settlers of Dale County, Alabama Prior to 1860, Author William E. Preston, 1900?, index by Eustus Howard Hayes, March 28, 1956, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S368] Geneva County Alabama Cemetery Index and Records, tombstone inscription, Compiler Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phipps, 1961, Abbeville Memorial Library, Henry Co, AL.
  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. [S352] 37th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, 2009, online at http://www.alabama37th.com/, © Copyright 2007 C.C. (Chip) Culpepper.
  7. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Will of Rosier Brannon, Chapter XXIX, "Abstract of Henry County, Alabama Wills (1822-1870), Page 129; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  9. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Geneva County, Alabama, ancestry.com image pg 56, census sheet 15, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S362] Alabama State Census 1866, www.ancestry.com, Dale County, pg 41. Hereinafter cited as Alabama State Census 1866.
  11. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, will and estate papers of Rosier Brannon, 1867, microfilm LGM 189 #8, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  12. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 11 of 20, Ancestry.com.
  13. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  14. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, aeadf.
  15. [S368] Geneva County Alabama Cemetery Index and Records, Compiler Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phipps, 1961, Abbeville Memorial Library, Henry Co, AL.
  16. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  17. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaaa.
  18. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom.
  19. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL census page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  20. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaad.

James E. Balkcom

#28, b. 7 January 1807, d. 24 November 1887
ChartsAncestors of Euel Balkcom
J Balkcom Tree (Paternal) - Ancestors of Euel Balkcom
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited26 Jul 2016
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Y-Bal
Mother*Hester (?)1,2 b. c 1774, d. b May 1843

Family

Mary (Polly) Murphy b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Marriage*October 1835Mary (Polly) Murphy; Georgia, USA; marriage license for "James Becham and Mary Murphy" dated 13 October, 1835. It's likely that this Becham is James Balkcom but this is unconfirmed. This is about the time that James Balkcom came to Lowndes County, settling not far from the Thomas County line. It's also about the time he and Mary married, based on children's ages. No Bechams are listed in Lowndes or Thomas in the census and none in Lowndes tax lists through 1844. However, a Hiram Becham is listed in an 1866 Thomas County marriage record, and census records show a number of Becham families in Georgia's Crawford and Stewart Counties.

The cemetery citation is to support Murphy as last name of Mary (Polly).6,7,8 
Children 1.James Arnold Balkcom+31,28,15 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
 2.John William Balkcom32 b. c 1838, d. 11 Aug 1864
 3.Colista Jane Balkcom+33 b. 20 May 1839, d. a 1900
 4.Joseph D. Balkcom+31 b. c 1841, d. c 1864
 5.Benjamin J. Balkcom34 b. c 1843, d. 27 Jan 1863
 6.Ivey Balkcom+ b. 5 Oct 1845, d. 23 Oct 1909
 7.Brantley Balkcom+35 b. Nov 1847, d. a 1921
 8.Albert Balkcom+31 b. c 1850
 9.Delilah Balkcom31 b. 29 Mar 1851
 10.Priscilla Balkcom31 b. c 1854
 11.Neissa Balkcom31 b. c 1856
 12.James Hezakiah Balkcom b. c 1856
 13.Ransom Balkcom31 b. c 1857
 14.Joanna Balkcom36 b. c 1864
Journal*Mary (Polly) Murphy; James E. Balkcom and Mary (Polly) (maiden name probably Murphy) of Duplin County, North Carolina are the earliest known Balkcom ancestors of the Oklahoma Balkcom family. James' parents have been impossible to prove through standard research but DNA testing shows that Hester Balkcum, widow of John Balkcom of Duplin County, is James' mother. John Balkcom, and other Balkcoms of North Carolina before 1800, were descendants of Alexander Balkcom of Providence, Rhode Island in the 1600s. It has been thought that James was a descendant also of this family, but it appears that James' father was not a Balkcom although that is not proven.

Indications are that his wife Mary is a Murphy from the Duplin County area of NC but proof has not been found.

Some time before 1838, when James was around age 30, he moved from North Carolina to Lowndes County, Georgia, and it was likely there that he married Mary Murphy who had apparently also come down from North Carolina to Georgia and was a neighbor. They started what was to become a large family in Georgia and in a few years they moved to Dale County, Alabama where he bought considerable land and they lived out their lives. James was by occupation a farmer and a hatter. One son, Brantley, at age 18 married a neighbor girl, Roseann Brannon. It was their son, John Ira Balkcom, who shortly after his own marriage moved his family west to Oklahoma. John Ira Balkcom and Ida Baldwin were the progenitors of the Balkcom family of western Oklahoma and there are many descendants of John Ira and Ida living now in Oklahoma as well as all over the U.S. 
Birth*7 January 1807North Carolina, USA; birthplace from 1900 census of son Brantley, and Florida State Census 1885 of son James Arnold.3,4 
Event*12 May 1827Wiley Balkcom; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; appeared in Sampson County Court Minutes - "Appointed Matthew White for the road from the Duplin County line to Lisbon Bridge with the following hands to work: Rebecca Pridgen's hands, Moses Pridgen's hands, Wm Pridgen, Abram Blanton, Moses Blanton, Jonas Green, Thomas Coggin, James Evans Jr, Bryan Lee and hands, George Alderman, Alfred Taylor, Samuel Ward & hands, Willie Balcomb, James Balcomb and Nathan Johnson and hands."

Note: This is the first appearance of James Balkcom in the records. The location of the roadwork may be today's Highway 903 west out of Magnolia, also called the Magnolia-Lisbon Road. It crosses the Duplin/Sampson line at Rogers Mill Road. The work area may have been about 4 miles north of the southeast corner of Sampson County.5 
Marriage*October 1835Mary (Polly) Murphy; Georgia, USA; marriage license for "James Becham and Mary Murphy" dated 13 October, 1835. It's likely that this Becham is James Balkcom but this is unconfirmed. This is about the time that James Balkcom came to Lowndes County, settling not far from the Thomas County line. It's also about the time he and Mary married, based on children's ages. No Bechams are listed in Lowndes or Thomas in the census and none in Lowndes tax lists through 1844. However, a Hiram Becham is listed in an 1866 Thomas County marriage record, and census records show a number of Becham families in Georgia's Crawford and Stewart Counties.

The cemetery citation is to support Murphy as last name of Mary (Polly).6,7,8 
Migrationbefore 1836Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; date estimated based on birthplaces of children9 
Tax List*1838Capt Albrittons District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; "James Balcom", 1 poll, owned no land10 
Residence*1840Lowndes County, Georgia, USA11,12 
Tax List1840Capt Albrittons District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; appeared on the county tax list as "Wiley Balkum, agt for James Balkum", 1 poll, no taxable property13 
Census1840Mary (Polly) Murphy; Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; "James Balkum". The household included 2 males under 5 (likely sons John W. and James A.), 1 male 30-39 (James); 3 females under 5 (daughter Colista, and two unknown), 1 female 20-29 (Mary Polly). The households of Wiley Balkcom and Daniel Murphy are nearby.14 
(Neighbor) Residence1840Wiley Balkcom; Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; See attached land map.
Daniel and Elizabeth Murphy, James and Mary Balkcom, and Wiley and Esther Balkcom lived adjacent to each other in 1840 according to the census. Only Wiley owned land according to the tax list. It was located near Ocopiloa Creek, also known as Okapilco Creek, about 4 miles East-SE of current day Quitman, Georgia. The land was then in Lowndes County, but later became part of Brooks County when it was formed in 1858 (see attached map for location of Wiley's land).13
Residence1843Dale County, Alabama, USA; Old Settlers reference states that he came to Dale that year and that he was from NC. Children birth locations support the date.15 
Tax List1844Capt McFail District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; appeared on the tax list as "James Balkcom", 1 poll, no land16 
Comment*1850unfound in 1850 census Dale, Lowndes, Henry 
Land*11 January 1858SESE Section 4/ Township 5-N Range 26-E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Purchased 160 acres of public land from the Elba Land Office, through a land patent, at $.25 an acre for a total of $40. His application and payment for purchase were dated October 19, 1855, from the record on file at National Archives. Referenced to the St Stephens Meridian:
SESE Section 4/ Township 5-N Range 26-E;
W½SW 3/ 5-N 26-E;
SWNW 3/ 5-N 26-E.

Land Patents were issued in Dale County to Josiah Balkcom (son of Wiley) and Wiley Balkcom on the same day.17,18 
Occupation*1860Dale County, Alabama, USA; farmer19 
Census*23 July 1860Mary (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).20 
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin J. Balkcom
Resident: Ivey Balkcom
Resident: Joseph D. Balkcom
Resident: Brantley Balkcom
Resident: Albert Balkcom
Resident: Delilah Balkcom
Resident: Priscilla Balkcom
Resident: Neissa Balkcom
Resident: Ransom Balkcom
Resident: James Arnold Balkcom
Resident: Lucinda Deal
Military*10 February 1864Benjamin J. 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".21 
Census*1866Mary (Polly) Murphy; T 5N, R 26E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Alabama State Census.
"James Balkcom", males 1 u10, 2 10-20, 2 o20; females 1 u10, 2 10-20, 2 o20.
Adjacent households were son James Arnold, daughter-in-law Lucinda Balkcom, and son Brantley Balkcom.22 
Voter List*8 August 1867Precinct 9, Election District 5, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcom" appeared on the Dale County voter registration list as registering to vote on this date.

History
The Alabama 1867 voter registration records were created as a direct result of a Reconstruction Act passed by the United States Congress on March 23, 1867. The act required the commanding officer in each military district to hold, before September 1, 1867, a registration of all male citizens, 21 years and older, in each county who were also qualified to vote and who had taken the loyalty oath. (See www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/history/constitutions/1868/1868enablinginst.html for full text of the act.) Each registrant visited the local registration office, took the oath, and was listed in the Voter Registration record.23 
Occupation1870farmer, hatter 
Census27 July 1870Mary (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.24 
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Neighbor: Albert Balkcom
Resident: Delilah Balkcom
Resident: Priscilla Balkcom
Resident: J. A. Balkcom
Resident: James Hezakiah Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin Middleton Balkcom
Census*22 June 1880Mary (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.25 
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Resident: Joanna Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin Middleton Balkcom
Land12 February 18815N/26E, Section 4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; James (believed James E. but conceivably James K., son of Wiley) bought 40 acres. Purchase price was $1.25 an acre, totalling about $40.00. Purchase was under the Homestead Act of Congress of 1862, entitled "An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain." The land was adjacent to land James E. already owned in the section. Wiley and son Josiah had land nearby from 1858 purchases. It seems unlikely that this is James K. since he doesn't appear in a Dale County Census after 1850.

James Balkcom applied for this land December 27, 1873 under application No 5790. In the application, he asserted that he was over age 20, head of family. He marked out the phrase on the application "that I have a bonafide improvement and reside on the tract applied for". Note that James corrected the spelling of his last name from "Balcom" to "Balkcom" on the documents.17,26 
(Witness) Death24 February 1886Mary (Polly) Murphy; Dale County, Alabama, USA27,28 
Death*24 November 1887Dale County, Alabama, USA3 
Witness: Brantley Balkcom
Burial*November 1887Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "God Gave, He took, He will restore, He doeth all things well"29,30

Citations

  1. [S448] AncestryDNA, Autosomal DNA Match (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, Test Dates 2016), match on chromosome 15 (20.3 cM), predicted 5th-8th cousin, with a descendant of John Balkcum b. 1816, descendancy based on the tree supplied by the match which is unverified. Hereinafter cited as Autosomal DNA Match.
  2. [S423] 23andMe, Autosomal DNA Matches (Mountain View, California: 23andMe, Test Dates 2015), matches on chromosomes 1 (9.6 cM) with a descendant of Margaret Balkcum, chromosome 20 (15.5 cM) with a descendant of Mary Eliza Balkcum, and chromosome 22 (12.3 cM) with a family who descend from both Mary Eliza Balkcum and Margaret Balkcum (all cited matches also match each other). Hereinafter cited as Autosomal DNA Matches.
  3. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Jerry Balkcom.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 61, Precinct 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S240] Oscar M. Bizzell and Virginia L. Bizzell, compiler, A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes (Post Office Box 384, Newton Grove, NC 28366: The Sampson County Historical Society, 1995), 1820-1830. Hereinafter cited as A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes.
  6. [S370] Court of Ordinary, Thomas County, Georgia - Marriages Book A, 1826-1837, 1837, Georgia Department of Archives and History, 330 Capitol Ave, SE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  7. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Balkcom plot includes Murphy's, adjacent to James and Mary Balkcom, Jerry Balkcom.
  8. [S37] International Genealogical Index (R), online http://www.familysearch.org, 1997, Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997, Family History Library.
  9. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, GA, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, Georgia Department of Archives and History, 330 Capitol Ave, SE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  11. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, Georgia. Online at:
    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/lowndes/census/cens1840.txt, Ancestry.com.
  12. [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), refers to GA census, and lists Brooks County rather than Lowndes County. Incorrect, since Brooks County was not created until 1858. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  13. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1840, Georgia Department of Archives and History.
  14. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, Georgia, page 238, image pg 21, Ancestry.com.
  15. [S350] Index - Some of the Old Settlers of Dale County, Alabama Prior to 1860, Author William E. Preston, 1900?, index by Eustus Howard Hayes, March 28, 1956, Ancestry.com.
  16. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1844, Georgia Department of Archives and History.
  17. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  18. [S220] National Archives - Land Records, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
  19. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 565, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  20. [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.
  21. [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.
  22. [S362] Alabama State Census 1866, www.ancestry.com, Dale County, pg 41. Hereinafter cited as Alabama State Census 1866.
  23. [S431] Alabama 1867 Voter Registration Records Database: http://www.archives.alabama.gov, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Alabama 1867 Voter Registration Records Database.
  24. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, ancestry.com image pg 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  25. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Reynolds District, page 642c, hh 2, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  26. [S220] National Archives - Land Records, Homestead Affidavit, signed receipt, Signed Statement by James Balkcom of eligibility for Homestead Land, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
  27. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Tombstone, Jerry Balkcom.
  28. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978.
  29. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, James Balkcom, Jerry Balkcom.
  30. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.
  31. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com.
  32. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadf.
  33. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  34. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfe.
  35. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  36. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, AL. Page 642c (stamped), 35 (written), Enumeration District 64 (Reynolds), image page 35, Ancestry.com.

James Franklin Balkcom1,2

#1647, b. 18 February 1845, d. 23 December 1921
Last Edited15 Dec 2001
Father*James Balkcom1,2 b. 3 Sep 1810, d. 21 Apr 1873
Mother*Nancy Burden1,2 b. c 1814, d. 29 Jul 1854
Birth*18 February 1845Twiggs County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*4 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 6, born in GA, attending school2 
Witness: James Balkcom
Death*23 December 1921Jeffersonville Cemetery, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA1,2 

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. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Twiggs Co, GA. Page 163, image 12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James Hezakiah Balkcom1,2

#532, b. circa 1856
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited29 Apr 2008
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Birth*circa 1856Alabama, 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.3 
Marriage*circa 1878Permelia (?)4 
Land*16 March 18855N/26E, Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Hezakiah bought 40 acres in Section 35 in 1885. The land was in the same area as Josiah Balkcom and James E. Balkcom land.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  3. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, ancestry.com image pg 13, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Henry County, AL, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James J. Balkcom1

#1010, b. before 1805
Last Edited30 Sep 2009
Birth*before 1805USA; date guess based on marriage date.2 
Name Variation1824James I. Balkcom1 
Marriage*2 September 1824Basaba Irwin; Henry County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S42] Web, http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Ealhenry/marrgroom.htm

James K. Balkcom

#492, b. circa 1834
Last Edited11 Jun 2016
Father*Wiley Balkcom1 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1834North 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 
Comment*1860J. K. Balkcom; A JK Balcom (assigned #1556 in this database) appears in the Henry Co 1860 census, and James K Balkcom (#492) appears in the 1850 Dale County census. Possibly the same person. 
Military*from May 1862 to 1865Alabama, USA; "James K. Balkcom" enlisted at Clopton as a Private in CSA 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co H. The unit was organized at Opelika in May 1862 with men from Barbour, Henry, Pike, Russell, and Walker counties. He was listed in records as Battalion Sharpshooter. He was reassigned to the newly formed 17th Alabama Infantry Battalion, Sharpshooters in Co. "B", organized 21 June 1862, by transfers from the 39th Alabama, and appeared on a register of prisoners of war and then of exchanged prisoners of war (23 January 1863). This unit disappeared from the records in August 1864, with members apparently returning to their original units. His rank at discharge was Sergeant.2,3,4,5 
Comment*after 1865not found 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999- . Box, Extraction # & Record #1299, 1300, 1312., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. [S50] Researcher Dr. Kenneth W. "Ken" Jones, http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/
  4. [S436] Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database, online at www.nps.gov, National Park Service.
  5. [S435] Civil War Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment, online at www.fold3.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

James Monroe Balkcom1

#467, b. 12 September 1843, d. 7 March 1935
Last Edited22 Jan 2009
Father*Ichabod Balkcom III2 b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864
Birth*12 September 1843Georgia, USA1 
Military*3 July 1861Enlisted I Co. 11th Inf Reg. GA, Randolph County, Georgia, USA; Confederate Army. He served as a Private in the "Quitman Grays" of Randolph County, and was wounded at 2nd Manassas, VA Aug 30, 1862. He was promoted to Full 5th Sgt (1863). He surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 09 April 1865.3 
Marriage*16 November 1865Mary Frances Johnson1 
Death*7 March 19351 

Citations

  1. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  2. [S48] Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia, no longer active. Hereinafter cited as Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia.
  3. [S40] Confederate Pension and Record Department. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. 7 vols., www.ancestry.com, Historical Data Systems, comp. American Civil War Regiments. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA. Reference Abbreviation: GARosterC

    Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc. P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364. Hereinafter cited as Confederate Pension and Record Department. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865.

James Tarrell Balkcom1,2

#919, b. 16 June 1876
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Apr 2010
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Albert Balkcom1,3 b. c 1850
Mother*Sarah Holland1,3 b. c 1851

Family

Ardella Clark b. 9 Jun 1882
Children 1.Carrie Balkcom1,3 b. 27 Dec 1906, d. 9 Dec 1907
 2.H. D. Balkcom3 b. 9 Dec 1907
Birth-Alt.16 June 18752 
Birth*16 June 1876Alabama, USA1,3 
(Resident) Census27 June 1900Ivey Balkcom; Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Ivey Balkcom", head, male age 54, born October 1845 in Alabama, parents born NC, married 33 years, farmer, owned house (farm);
"Elvira? Balkcom", probably census taker meant Eliza, wife age 49, born Nov 1850, married 33 years, mother of 4, 4 still living, born Alabama, father born Alabama, mother SC;
"James Balkcom", son age 17, born Dec 1882, single, farm laborer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Terrell Balkcom", nephew age 23, born June 1876, single farm laborer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Adjacent households son Webster, Benjamin M. Balkcom, William Christopher Baldwin4 
Marriage*26 December 1904Ardella Clark1,3 
(Witness) Death9 December 1907Carrie Balkcom; Alabama, USA1 
Military*12 September 1918RFD 2, Newville, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Tarrell Balkcom" of the listed address, age 43, registered for the World War I draft, born June 16, 1875, occupation farming, nearest relative Ardella Balkcom5 

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. [S337] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com, Sept 12, 1918, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S337] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

James Terry Balkcom1,2

#447, b. 14 December 1882, d. 29 June 1903
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited29 May 2005
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Ivey Balkcom1 b. 5 Oct 1845, d. 23 Oct 1909
Mother*Elizabeth E. Kirkland1,2 b. 7 Nov 1850
Name VariationTerry Balkcom3 
Birth*14 December 1882Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census27 June 1900Ivey Balkcom; Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Ivey Balkcom", head, male age 54, born October 1845 in Alabama, parents born NC, married 33 years, farmer, owned house (farm);
"Elvira? Balkcom", probably census taker meant Eliza, wife age 49, born Nov 1850, married 33 years, mother of 4, 4 still living, born Alabama, father born Alabama, mother SC;
"James Balkcom", son age 17, born Dec 1882, single, farm laborer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Terrell Balkcom", nephew age 23, born June 1876, single farm laborer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Adjacent households son Webster, Benjamin M. Balkcom, William Christopher Baldwin4 
Death*29 June 1903Alabama, USA1 
Witness: Ivey Balkcom
Witness: Elizabeth E. Kirkland
Burial*June 1903Old Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; , which is located off County Road 83, southeast of Echo. 

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. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.