Harriett Balkcom1

#400, b. circa 1841
Last Edited25 Jan 2009
Father*Wiley Balkcom2 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn2 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1841Georgia, USA2 
(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.3 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkcom", head age 62, farmer, real estate $2000, personal $489, born NC;
"Esther M. Balkcom", age 57, born in North Carolina;
"Victoria E. Balkcom", age 23, attending school, born GA;
"John M. Balkcom", age 21, farm laborer, born GA;
"Madison L. Balkcom", age 16, farm laborer, born GA
"Harriett Balkcom", age 19, attending school, born GA
"Mary M. Balkcom", age 7, attending school born AL;
"Rity Mashburn", female age 80, born NC (Esther's mother).2 
(Resident) Census27 July 1870Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkcum", age 71, farmer, born North Carolina,real estate of $300. and personal property of $300., read/write no;
"Hester Balkcum" (assume wife Esther), age 61, born North Carolina (note this age is inconsistent with 1860 census);
"Victoria Balkcum", age 34, born in Georgia;
"Harriet Balkcum", age 29, born in Georgia;
"M. M. Balkcum", female age 18, born in Alabama
"H. S. Merritt", male age 16, farm laborer, born GA.

M. L Balkcom lived on a nearby farm, likely son Madison L. Balkcom.4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, pg 553, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 214, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Henry Balkcom1

#1067, b. circa 1809
Last Edited25 Jan 2009
Father*Ichabod Balkcom II1 b. 1772, d. a 1860
Mother*Nancy Sasser1 b. c 1785, d. a 1826
Birth*circa 1809North Carolina, USA1,2 
Marriage*10 December 1837Delaney Hamerick3 
Residence*1840Twiggs County, Georgia, USA3 
Cen-Head7 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; hh 118, 84 Iverson District, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; "Henry Balckom", age 41, carpenter, $500. assets, born in GA. In household with wife Delaney, children William (16, farmer), Bryant (12), Nancy (10), Drucillis (8, female), Ichabud (6), Amanda (3), and Quinton (m, 7/12). Near household of James Balkcom. Comment: Georgia birthplace not likely. Children not entered in database.4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum7 September 1850Delaney Hamerick, GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; hh 118, 84 Iverson District, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; female age 41, born in NC. With husband Henry and children, not entered in database.5 

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, Georgia, Twiggs County, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeabb.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Twiggs County, Georgia, pg 165, image pg 16, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, census pg 165, census pg 165, image pg 16, Ancestry.com.

Henry Lunsford Balkcom1

#442, b. 9 September 1845, d. 20 August 1922
Last Edited6 Jan 2010
Father*Ichabod Balkcom III1 b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864
Birth*9 September 1845Jones County, Georgia, USA1 
Military*18 February 1864CSA, Georgia 37th Infantry Regiment, Company B, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA; enlisted as Private, captured in the Battle at Salisbury, North Carolina on 12 April 1865, and was released at Camp Chase, Ohio on 11 June, 1865.2,3,4 
Death*20 August 1922Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia, USA1,5 

Citations

  1. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  2. [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.

    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.
  3. [S42] Web, Muster Roll of 37th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee C. S. A. (http://members.nbci.com/cmeadows/gvi/37regt/37gvimai.html).

  4. [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 #2506., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  5. [S130] Web Site, Quitman County, Georgia; USGenWeb, http://home.earthlink.net/~bwjohnson/quit_mn.htm, 1921-24 Death Index; Death Record No. 21421-D. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, Quitman County, Georgia.

Hilda Balkcom1

#2599, b. 1907
Last Edited11 Jun 2016
Father*Braxton B. Balkcom1 b. 27 May 1876, d. 25 Jun 1946
Mother*Dofie (?)1 b. 1880
Birth*1907Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census15 April 1910(Head of Household) Braxton B. Balkcom, (Resident) Dofie (?); Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Braxton B Balkcom", head, age 33, married 6 years, born Alabama, parents born Georgia, public school teacher;
"Dofie", wife age 30, married 6 years, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Hilda", daughter age 3;
"Byron B", son age 2 months;
"George W Mathison", father-in-law (Methodist minister);
"Callie Mathison", mother-in-law;
"William F Reeder", brother-in-law;
"Florrie E Reeder", sister, with their 2 children1 

Citations

  1. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Dale County Alabama Precinct 4, ED No 79, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ichabod Balkcom II

#742, b. 1772, d. after 1860
Last Edited25 Feb 2018
Father*Ichabod Balcom I b. 26 Jan 1740, d. 2 Jun 1789
Mother*Sarah H. Boyd1 b. a 1735

Family

Nancy Sasser b. c 1785, d. a 1826
Marriage*23 May 1807Nancy Sasser; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA6,7,8 
Children 1.Unknown son of Ichabod Balkcom28 b. fr 1805 - 1820
 2.John Balkcom6 b. c 1808
 3.Henry Balkcom6 b. c 1809
 4.James Balkcom+6 b. 3 Sep 1810, d. 21 Apr 1873
 5.Bryant Balkcom+6 b. 1815, d. 1876
 6.Ichabod Balkcom III+ b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864
Birth*1772Bath, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA1,2 
Name Variation1772Ichabod Balcombe II 
Tax List*1790Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Blackman, land not given in (sold)". Father Ichabod died in 1789, so this may be land inherited from him. Also listed "Icabud Bawcom, 1 free pole". Comment: It's possible that the first listing was for father Ichabud, or that this was for land originally belonging to son Ichabod, formerly on the tax list, but removed this tax year.3 
Tax List1803Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Icabud Baucom", no land 1 free poll. He was in the same district as John "Garald" (Jarroll), Senior. A marriage bond is recorded in 1806 between Ichabod and Delaney Jarroll.4 
Tax List1805Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Echabud Bolchum", 250 acres, 1 free poll. In the same district were John "Jerreld" (Jarroll), senior, and John Jarreld.4 
Tax List1806Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Bolchum", 250 acres, 1 free poll. Seth Balkcom was listed in the same district.4 
Marr Bond*23 May 1806Delany Jarroll; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; Isaac Jarroll, E. Sanders bonds and witnesses (Isaac was father of Delanie). "Know all men by these presents, that we Ichabird Bawcum & Isaac Jarroll are held and firmly bound unto Wm Alexander, or his successors in office, in the full sum of five hundred Pounds, current money, to be paid to the said governor, his successors or assigns, for the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with out seals, and dated this 23 day of May Anno Domini, 1806.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bounden Ichabird Bawcum hath made application of a license for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Delanie Jarroll of the county aforesaid: Now in case it shall not appear hereafter that there is any lawful cause or impediment to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of E. Sanders

Ichabud Balkcom
Isaac x Jarroll (his mark)"

Transcribed from a photocopy of the original by G. Balkcom, 5/24/20035 
Tax List1807Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balcom", 250 acres, 1 free poll. Seth Balkcom was in the same district.4 
Marriage*23 May 1807Nancy Sasser; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA6,7,8 
(Witness) Marr Bond17 November 1808(Bride) Sarah Elliot, (Groom) Seth Balkcom; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; from the index of marriage bonds:
"Bride: Sally Elliot
Groom: Seth Bawcum
Bond Date: 17 Nov 1808
County: Johnston
Record #: 01 022
Bondsman: Ichabard Balkcu [sic]
Witness: E. Sanders
Bond #: 000066973"

[The transcription was done as part of a WPA project. (Note, Baucom Book names her Sarah).]9,10,11 
Land28 November 1808Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; In this court session was listed "Joseph Sasser to Ichabod Baucom, which was duly proven by the oath of Henry Sasser esq."12 
Tax List1809Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabod Baucom", 210 acres, 1 free poll.13 
Event21 March 1809Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; listed as a buyer at the estate of William Faulk,14 
Comment*James E. Balkcom possibly 1 of 3 males u10 this census. Depends on census date, James (1810) was born 3 Sept 1810. 
Tax List1810Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balkcom", 210 acres, 1 white poll, 1 black poll.
15 
Cen-Head*1810NC Johnston Co Census 1810; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; male age 26-44, female 16-25 (probably wf Nancy Sasser), with 3 males under 10 (Henry, John, James (1810), or possibly James E. #28)16 
Land*26 February 1810Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; 250 acres, deed registered Joseph Sasser (grantor) to Ichabod "Baucom" (grantee) pvd by oath of Henry Sasser, Esq.17 
Tax List1811Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balkcom", 210 acres, 1 free poll.15 
Tax List1812Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balkcom", 210 acres, 1 free poll, 1 slave.15 
Land25 February 1812Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; 250 acres: Deed registered "Ichabud Baulcham to Frederick Finch which was duly proven by the oath of Henry Sasser."18,19 
Event*26 February 1812Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; bondman for the marriage of Henry Sasser and Nancy Kirby20 
Tax List1813Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balkcom", 210 acres, 1 white poll.15 
Tax List1814Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balkcom", 210 acres, 1 free poll. Ichabod was listed in the same district as Seth Balkcom.21 
EventFebruary 1814Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Ichabud Balkom" listed as a debtor to the estate of Wm W Hopkins, probably a merchant in Smithfield since there were 15 pages of items listed sold from his estate in 1813.14 
Event1815Alexander Balkcom III; 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 descendants in that part of the state.22 
Cen-Head*1820GA Jones Co Census 1820; Jones County, Georgia, USA; "Ichabod Balkham", male age 26-44 (wrong for Ichabod compared to 1850 census), female age 26-44 (ok for Nancy Sasser), with males 4 under 10 (James, Bryant, Ichabod, and Unknown), 2 10-15 (Henry, John), 1 female 45 or over. 430010-000011. No slaves. Adjacent to Sarrah Balkham (reference guesses wife of Seth Balkcom, sister-in-law of Ichabod).23,24 
Land1821Henry County, Georgia, USA; In the 1821 Georgia Land Lottery, "Ichabod Balcom" of Jones County drew 202 acres, 191/6 in Henry County25 
Cen-Head*1830GA Jones Co Census 1830; Jones County, Georgia, USA; age 50-59, with female age 40-49; males 2 10-14, 1 15-19, 2 20-29; females 1 5-9, 1 15-19. 00212001-0101001.26 
(Resident) Census28 August 1850Bryant Balkcom, GA Jones Co Census 1850; Divison 47, hh 214, Jones County, Georgia, USA; Bryant Balkcom, head, age 35, born in NC, also Ichabod (78 NC), Nancy (65 NC), Jackson Sharpe 20, laborer born in GA; William, 20; and George 14, both GA.2 
Census*14 July 1860GA Jones Co Census 1860; Flower's District, hh 361, Jones County, Georgia, USA; "Icabod Balkam", male age 90, born in NC. With wife Nancy, lived adjacent to son Bryant Balkcom. No assets were listed, so guess they lived in a house on Bryant's land.27 
Resident: Nancy Sasser
Neighbor: Bryant Balkcom
Death*after 1860Jones County, Georgia, USA; not found in records after 1860 

Citations

  1. [S41] Ancestry Web Site, www.ancestry.com, Edmund West, comp. Gene Pool Individaul Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Web Site.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Jones County, Ga, Page 195, HH #214., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S237] Researcher T Peck, e-mailed list of Balkcoms on Johnston Co Tax list, reference date 2002.
  4. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables (1784-1820) (, Capt. Levi Pearce District 1983), State Library of North Carolina.
  5. [S106] An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives, 1741-1868, Copy of original bond in GW Balkcom household, 2000, Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977., Ancestry.com.
  6. [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.
  7. [S106] An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives, 1741-1868, Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S123] Brent H. Holcomb, compiler, Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina 1762-1868 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985), Bond date 12 May 1807. Hereinafter cited as Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina.
  9. [S123] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina, 1985, Note identifies Sally as first name.
  10. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, Line A-067-aea.
  11. [S106] An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives, 1741-1868, Ancestry.com.
  12. [S260] Wynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina County Court Minutes (, Book VIII, 1808-1811; 243 Argonne Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27704: Haun, 1977), State Library of North Carolina.
  13. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , Capt. William Hinnant's District.
  14. [S261] Elizabeth E. Ross, Record of Estates Johnston County North Carolina 1781-1807 (Abstracts) (, Vol 2; 4841 Johnston Union Rd, Clayton, North Carolina 27520: Ross, 1988), State Library of North Carolina.
  15. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , Capt. Cullen Talton's District.
  16. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Johnston County NC pg 283, ancestry.com image pg 21, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  17. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, citing Vol VIII, Johnston Co NC Court minutes 1808-1811, book by Weynette Parks Haun, 1976 - pg 133. Separate table in book refers to Deed Book F2, pg 162.
  18. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, citing Vol IX, Johnston Co NC Court minutes 1812-1815, book by Weynette Parks Haun, 1976 - pg 10. Separate table cites NC Deed Records, abstracted 11 April 1956), Deed Book G2, pg 241.
  19. [S260] Wynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina County Court Minutes , Book IX, 1812-1815, State Library of North Carolina.
  20. [S123] Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina, 1985, page 104.
  21. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , Capt. John Gerald's District.
  22. [S242] Researcher Evelyn Butler Clifton, reference date 1987.
  23. [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), census pg 114.
  24. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Jones Co, GA stamped page 114, image pg 4, Maryland Historical Society.
  25. [S377] Jr. Silas Emmett Lucas, compiler, The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia (n.p.: n.pub., 1986). Hereinafter cited as The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia.
  26. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Jones Co, GA, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  27. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, GA Jones County, page 542, Ancestry.com pg 46, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  28. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Jones Co, GA image pg 4.

Ichabod Balkcom III

#468, b. 17 July 1816, d. 29 December 1864
Last Edited25 Feb 2018
Father*Ichabod Balkcom II b. 1772, d. a 1860
Mother*Nancy Sasser b. c 1785, d. a 1826

Family

Children 1.James Monroe Balkcom7 b. 12 Sep 1843, d. 7 Mar 1935
 2.Henry Lunsford Balkcom6 b. 9 Sep 1845, d. 20 Aug 1922
 3.Alexander Balkcom6 b. 26 Dec 1848, d. 25 Dec 1925
 4.Nancy Ann Cintha Balkcom6 b. 21 Jan 1850, d. 18 Nov 1891
 5.Camilla Frances Balkcom6 b. 31 May 1852, d. 22 Apr 1887
 6.C. Martha June Balkcom6 b. 30 Nov 1854
 7.Martia Ann Lucinda Balkcom6 b. 24 Mar 1857, d. 23 Aug 1923
 8.Missouri Kansas Balkcom6 b. 7 Jun 1859, d. 29 Aug 1863
 9.Amanda Caroline Balkcom6 b. 7 Feb 1861, d. 14 Jan 1864
 10.Ichabod Lafayette Balkcom6 b. 4 Aug 1863, d. 23 Jun 1943
Birth*17 July 1816Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; or Jones County, Georgia; sources conflict1,2 
Cen-Head*1860Quitman County, Georgia, USA; "Ichabod Balkcom had seven slaves: Two women, aged thirty and thirty three, a twenty year old man, fourteen year old girl, six year old boy, two year old girl and a seven month old boy. He had two slave houses."3 
Military*15 June 1864Confederate Army, a Private in Company E 5th Regiment Georgia Reserve Infantry (Dale County).4 
Death*29 December 1864Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA; killed in battle, shot in the trenches outside Savannah. Details can be found in a later pension claim by his widow Martha Caroline, approved in 1891.
5 
Burial*Laurel Grove North Cemetery Lot 949 Grave 13, Savannah, Georgia, USA6,7 

Citations

  1. [S48] Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia, no longer active, Beth Cullom. Hereinafter cited as Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Jones Co, GA, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S48] Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia, no longer active, Quitman County 1860 Slave Schedule.
  4. [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 #2507., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  5. [S48] Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia, no longer active, Beth Cullom, webmaster, cited statement of claim by Caroline Balkcom for admission to pension rolls, and personal interviews with Ralph M. Balkcom, Sr.
  6. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  7. [S48] Former Web Site for Quitman County, Georgia, no longer active.

Ichabod Lafayette Balkcom1

#1033, b. 4 August 1863, d. 23 June 1943
Last Edited12 Apr 2008
Father*Ichabod Balkcom III1 b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864
Birth*4 August 1863Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia, USA1 
Marriage*31 January 1894Susan Alathea Murray1,2 
Death*23 June 1943Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia, USA1 
Burial*June 1943Georgetown Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  2. [S41] Ancestry Web Site, www.ancestry.com, Edmund West, comp. Gene Pool Individual Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Web Site.

Infant Son 1 of James Arnold Balkcom1

#2077, 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 Suffer little children to come unto me", undated2 
Birth*after 1865Alabama, USA1 

Citations

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

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, held in files.
  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 Edited21 Sep 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, USA3,15 
Children 1.A. Camilla Balkcom21,22 b. 9 Oct 1869
 2.Uriah Webster Balkcom+15,22 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).

Families living close by were Kirkland, Deal, Lee, Riley, Woodham.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 
Voter List*8 August 1867Precinct 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Ivy Balkcom took the loyalty oath and registered to vote14 
Marriage*6 September 1868Elizabeth E. Kirkland; Alabama, USA3,15 
(Head of Household) 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.16 
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.17 
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 Baldwin18 
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, USA4,12,19 
Death*23 October 1909Alabama, USA3,20 
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., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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. [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.
  15. [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.
  16. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225B, ancestry.com image 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  17. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 642C, hh 3., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  18. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  19. [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.
  20. [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.
  21. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225B, Ancestry.com.
  22. [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. 4 Jun 1926
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., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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 1870(Head of Household) James E. Balkcom, (Resident) 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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
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
Description*circa 1942height 5' 10", weight 160, eyes blue, hair brown.1 
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), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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).

Families living close by were Kirkland, Deal, Lee, Riley, Woodham.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

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  13. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
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  18. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom, held in files.
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  20. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaad.