James Walter Balkcom1,2

#530, b. 21 August 1868, d. 20 September 1949
Last Edited11 Sep 2009
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox1 b. 18 Oct 1850
Birth*21 August 1868Alabama, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 1, living with parents1 
Witness: Madison Larkin Balkcom
(Resident) Census17 June 1880Madison Larkin Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Newton, Beat No. 4, ED63, pg13, hh118, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "A. L. Balcom" (almost certainly Madison L. Balkcom given family members), age 35, Dental Surgeon, not employed for 3 months in this census year, not reading or writing, born in Georgia, both parents born in NC.3 
Cen-Enum*17 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James W. Balcom", age 12, son, attending school, born in Alabama, parents born in Georgia.3 
Witness: Madison Larkin Balkcom
(Resident) Census17 June 1900(Head of Household) Madison Larkin Balkcom, (Resident) Martha L. (?); ED 61, Precinct 4 Newton, Part of, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Madison Balkcom" head of household, age 55, born May 1844 in Georgia, parents born in South Carolina. He was listed as married for 8 years, occupation "D.S. and farmer", employed the whole year, reading and writing. He owned a farm, free of mortgage.
Household:
"Martha L", wife age 45, born April 1855 in Georgia, parents born South Carolina, married 8 years, no children (so second marriage given household children);
"James W", son age 24, born 1873 in Alabama, parents born Georgia, single, dentist;
"Braxton B", son age 24, born May 1876 in Alabama, parents born Georgia, day laborer;
"Emma P", daughter age 12, born Sept 1887 in Alabama, parents born Georgia, in school.4 
Occupation*1907Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Postmaster,
"Jas. W. Balkcom, PM, $777"5 
Death*20 September 1949Dale County, Alabama, USA2,6 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 192B, 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. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 607A, HH118, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 61, Precinct 4, image 3, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S346] United States Civil Service Commission, Official Register, Persons in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service of the United States, and List of Vessels, 1907, Volume II, The Postal Service (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1907), http://books.google.com. Hereinafter cited as Official Register of the United States, 1907, Volume II, the Postal Service.
  6. [S138] Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959, , Vol 36, certificate 17501, Original Data: State of Alabama, "Indexes of Vital Records for Alabama: Deaths, 1908-1959". Montgomery, AL; State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division., Alabama State Department of Public Health.

Joanna Balkcom1

#1946, b. circa 1864
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited11 Apr 2010
RelationshipGrandaunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Adoptive father*James E. Balkcom1 b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Adoptive mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy1 b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Birth*circa 18641 
(Resident) Census22 June 1880James E. Balkcom, Mary (Polly) Murphy; Beat No. 9, ED#64, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkum", age 73, farmer, born North Carolina, parents born in "North";
"Polley Balkum", wife age 65, keeping house, born NC, parents born in "North";
"Colista J. Balkum", daughter age 41, born Georgia;
"Joanna Balkum", daughter age 16, born Alabama;
"Middleton Balkum", grandson age 21, farm laborer, born Alabama.

Sons Brantley and Ivey and their families were in nearby households.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, AL. Page 642c (stamped), 35 (written), Enumeration District 64 (Reynolds), image page 35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Reynolds District, page 642c, hh 2, Ancestry.com.

John Balkcom1

#889, b. between 1755 and 1774, d. 1803
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited4 Jul 2016
Father*Ichabod Balcom I2 b. 26 Jan 1740, d. 2 Jun 1789
Mother*Sarah H. Boyd2 b. a 1735

Family

Children 1.Tombsin Balkcom4,16 b. bt 1795 - 1800, d. s 1812
 2.Wiley Balkcom+4,16 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Name VariationBalcom2 
Journal*Hester (?); John and Hester Balkcom (Balcom, Balkcum) lived in Sampson County, North Carolina, near the Duplin County line, in the early 1800s and before. John is apparently a descendant of Alexander Balkcom of Rhode Island although there is no known direct proof. It is known that John was closely associated with Ichabod and Alexander Balkcom of the same area of North Carolina and who were descendants of the Rhode Island Balkcoms. John married Hester ? before 1800 and died in 1803 leaving Hester and two children, a girl Tombsin who was apparently limited in capability in some way and who died at around age15, and Wiley who inherited much of the substantial family land. Wiley sold the land in 1834 and moved to Georgia near present-day Valdosta and then to Dale County, Alabama where he had a large family and where some descendants still live. Hester at the time Wiley sold the land lived in Sampson County, possibly in the original John and Hester home. Hester died in Sampson County in 1843, leaving two daughters and grandchildren as heirs.

Hester may have been the biological mother of Wiley and Tombsin or she may have been their stepmother. John's estate records show the dower laid off to Hester included the house and improvements, along with 150 acres, while other assets and the remainder of the land went to John's children Willie (later spelled Wiley) and Tombsin who were identified as orphans. They were placed in the care of Hester for which she is paid by the estate. Both children were in her household in 1810, or at least it contained children of that age along with others unidentified. That the children were named as John's orphans might suggest that Hester was John's second wife and not the children's biological mother. The term orphan, however, may have simply reflected legal practice at the time which assigned children to the father so that a fatherless child was identified as orphan. In fact, in 1813 estate records Hester Balkcom is identified as "the mother of said deceased", referring to Tombsin Balkcom. This remains quite an uncertain area.

Hester died in Sampson County in 1843, leaving a will naming as heirs daughters Nancy Balkcum and Mariah, last name not stated, and grandchildren. Mariah was born after John's death, and Nancy probably before Hester's marriage to John. Interestingly, Hester gave Nancy and Mariah the name Balkcum, suggesting that she did not remarry after John's death. Daughter Nancy kept the Balkcum name throughout her life and gave her children the Balkcum name so she also may not have married.

A note on surname spelling: "Balkcum" was used by Hester's descendants, or at least those who lived in Sampson County and surrounding region in North Carolina, while "Balkcom" was used by John's son Wiley when he later lived in Georgia and Alabama. Most of the Georgia and Alabama Balkcoms came to use the spelling Balkcom.

A note on the Balkcom land: John's land was in the southwest part of the county near Rockfish Creek, with part of it in Sampson County. He made a large land trade in 1799-1801, selling 232 acres in one location and buying 332 acres. On his death in 1803, John had around 400 adjacent acres, with the house and possibly 100+ acres in Sampson County, and the larger part in Duplin County.

A note on my link to these Hester and John Balkcom: My ancestor James E. Balkcom b1807 in North Carolina was closely associated with John Balkcom's son Wiley throughout their lives and there is likely a family link. James' parents are unknown.3 
Birth*between 1755 and 17744,5 
Occupation*Hatter
I haven't found the records, but from one of the Balkcom newletters: "Court records now in hand reveal that John left a sizeable estate to his wife Hester, son Wylie (Willie) and daughter Tombsin and he was indeed a "hatter" and the tools and his hat making materials (wool and furs) which were auctioned off confirm it."4 
Census*1790not found 
Marriage*say 1794John's first marriage, wife unknown, date estimated based on Tombsin and Wiley birthdates 
Event*18 January 1796Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkum" ordered, with 30 other men, by the Duplin County Court to be a hand to open and repair a new public road.

"As at last term an order was passed for laying off a Public Road near Rockfish, same has been laid off and Jury report as follows: Beginning near William Murphys & leading from thence across Mr. Goffs Beverdam below the Marsh & from thence the most direct way to the main Road...". William Beven was appointed Overseer of hands to open and repair said New Road.6 
Landbetween 1798 and 1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; John Balkcom had several land transactions in this period:
- in 1798, a sale of 6 acres from John Goff to Jonathan Parker "proved by John Balkcom";
- in 1798, a deed from Elias James to John Balkcom for 100 acres proved by Jonathon Parker;
- in 1799, a deed from John Balkcom to Elias James for 200 acres proved by John Ward;
- in 1800, a deed from John Goff to John Balkcom for 232 acres proved by Thomas Parker.
There were no further court records in Sampson County for any Balkcom through 1810.7 
Event15 May 1798Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; named as witness in deed transfer of 6 acres from John Goff to Jonathan Parker,8 
Event12 November 1798Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; fined for not attending as a juryman when summoned,8 
Marriage*say 1799Hester (?); North Carolina, USA; This is possibly a second marriage for both John and Hester. Court records name Hester as widow of John Balcom. Marriage date is estimated based on the birthdates of Wylie and Tombsin Balkcom, and the assumption, unproven, that Hester is not their biological mother.9,10,11,12 
Land*14 February 1799Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; The seller was Elias James, 100 acres, proved by Jonathan Parker.8 
Land15 May 1799Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; The sale was for 232 acres to Elias James, proved by Tabatha Parker.8 
Comment*1800Hester (?); 2 males under 10 are in John and Hester's household in the census of 1800, one Wiley, other unknown. Also 2 females under 10, 1 Tombsin, other unknown. The unknown boy and girl may have been Hester's children that she brought into the marriage. They were for sure not children of John. Estate records in 1813, on Tombsin's death, state that John left two minor orphans on his death. The guardian of the minors, John Bryan, paid Hester $190 for maintaining the minors. The estate records confirm Wiley and Tombsin are brother and sister. Hester is confirmed as widow of John. The repeated use of the phrase "orphans of John Balkcom" in estate records may mean that Wiley and Tombsin were not Hester's children. However, in one paper in 1813 Hester is referred to as the mother of Wiley and Tombsin. 
Cen-Head*1800NC Duplin Co Census 1800; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcom", age between 26 and 44. Listed with 1 female age 26-44 (say wf Hester), 2 males under age 10 (Wiley age 2, and the other unknown), and 2 females under age 10 (Tombsin age 2 or so, and unknown). Adjacent to household of Timothy Murphy. No nearby Bowen or Merritt neighbors, at least in Duplin County.13 
Witness: Hester (?)
Witness: Wiley Balkcom
Witness: Tombsin Balkcom
Association*1800Timothy Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; John and Hester Balkcom lived adjacent to Timothy Murphy 
Land14 May 1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; The sale was for 232 acres, from John Goff, proved by Thomas Parker.8 
Event19 October 1801Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; appointed "Overseer of Road in room of William Swetman & have same District & hands"9 
Death*1803North Carolina, USA; The Bob Bolkcom newsletter states that he left only two legal heirs, a son, Wile (Wiley or Willie) and Tombsin (a daughter). In a 2002 email from Bob Bolkcom, he states that John Balkcom was a hatter, and was killed on his way to Wilmington to buy supplies.4 
Estate18 April 1803Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; The court "Granted adm'n of Estate of John Balcom, dec'd, to James Matthis who gave Bond of 500 pounds & took oath of Adm'r". The court assigned a committee to lay off to Hester Balcom, widow of John, one years provisions and report to the next court.9 
Heir: Hester (?)
Witness: James Matthis
Estate17 January 1804Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; The court "Appointed Shadrack Stallings, John Matthis, David Hall a Committee to lay off Dower of lands of late John Balcom, dec'd, to Hester Balcomb, Widow of dec'd, & return same to next Court."

By North Carolina law (1784) for a husband dying without a will:
"The widow, upon her petition, was put into possession of a third of the land her husband had owned at his death, plus enough provision to support her and the minor children for a year. In the personal property division she received the same portion a child did. If slaves were part of her 'child's part' she held them only for her lifetime; at her death they returned to her husband's other heirs. If the deceased had no children, however, a third of the personal estate went to the widow absolutely, even if that third included slaves."14,15 
Heir: Hester (?)
Estate18 April 1804Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; The court concurred with and ordered recorded the "Report of the Committee appointed to lay off the Dower of land of John Balcom, dec'd, to Hester Balcom, widow of said dec'd, is as follows: Beginning at a pine the Original Corner running thence as the old line S 57 E 188 pole to a pine, the other old corner thence N 60 E 156 to a pine, thence N 57 W 188 pole to a stake in the field, thence to the beginning which includes the Dwelling House and most of the Improvements of said dec'd."

Rough calculation shows this to be 150 acres. John's total land at death would have been 450 acres and the 300 acre excess over 150 would have passed to Wiley and Tombsin or possibly Wiley alone.14 
Heir: Hester (?)
Estate21 January 1806Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; The court appointed John Bryan Guardian to Willie Balcom & Tomzin Balcom, Minor Orphans of John Balcom, dec'd, he gave Bond of 1000 pounds; Ordered he take their Estate into Possession. The court appointed Aaron Williams, William Stoakes & John Stallings a Committee to settle the accounts of Estate of John Balcom. It further ordered John Bryan, Guardian to Orphans of John Balcom, dec'd, pay Hester Balcom $30 out of Interest of said Orphans money in his hands for each year she has maintained said two Orphan Children.16 
Witness: John Bryan
Estate14 April 1813Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; Transcript of Estate Record:

Duplin County January Term 1813

     John Hufham Esq. William Stoakes and John Stallings an appointed Committee to adjust and settle the accounts of John Bryan Guardian to the minor orphans of John Balcom deceased and make Reports there of to next Court.
     Also the same Committee as appointed today legal Representatives of Tomsin Balcom deceased their legal share of the Property of said deceased's Estate and Reports the same to next Court.
     And also to Settle and Audit the accounts of the adminis. of said Tomsin Balcom deceased and Reports to next Court.
     Certified by order of the Court.
                              Wm. Dirkson, C.C.
                              
                              
Report of the Committee appointed to adjust the acts. of Jno. Bryan Guardian to the minors of Jno. Balkcom decd. also to divide the Estate of Tombsin Balkcom decd. between the legal representatives of sd. decd.
                         Recorded
                         Apr. Term 1813
                         Jno. Bryan
                         John Bryan
                          Committee 1813


Agreeable to an order of Court to us directed to settle and adjust the acts. of John Bryan Guardian to the minor Orphans of John Balkcom decd. - We find there was delivered in his hands as guardian on or about Janry. Term 1806 the sum of $548..81
     Interest on that sum until 237..22
     April Term 1813
                    Total 786..03

Upon examining the vouchers of said John Bryan as Guardian to said minors we find he has paid Hester Balkcom widow of said Jno. Balkcom decd. as by order of Court to him directed for maintaining said minors the sum of 190..20
     allowing him for commissions 5..
          deducting this 195..20
     leaves to the minors $590..83

We also further report and say agreeable to an order of Court to us directed to divide and lay off to the legal representatives of Tombsin Balkcom decd. their legal share of said decd.'s estate. We find the amt of her estate to be . $295..41 1/2
allowing the admr. for letters of administration 2..
               net amnt. $293..41 1/2
This sum to be divided between Hester Balkcom the mother of said decd. and Wile Balkcom the Brother the only legal Heirs gives to each 146..70 ¾

Leaving in the hands of John Bryan Guardian to Wile Balkcom the surviving minor the sum of ------------------------------------ $442..12 ¾
April 14th 1813 Jno. Hufham
                     Wm. Stoakes
                     John Stallings
                    
                    
indicates questionable translation
Transcribed by Patricia Balkcom, 11 February 2001
Original at the North Carolina Archives17 

Citations

  1. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, 2 January, 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  2. [S121] Researcher R. Slay, Compiled Descendants of Alexander Balcom, reference date Nov 2000.
  3. [S394] Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist Blog, http://legalgenealogist.com/. Hereinafter cited as Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist Blog.
  4. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, December 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb.
  5. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, North Carolina, page 420. Extract from compilation "1800 Census of North Carolina" located at Md Historical Society, Baltimore, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Abstract of Minutes , 1-10 (, Part 4, 1795-1798; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1980-1995), Duke University Libraries.
  7. [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), 1784-1800. Hereinafter cited as A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes.
  8. [S240] Oscar M. Bizzell and Virginia L. Bizzell, A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes, 1995.
  9. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 5, 1798-1803, Duke University Libraries.
  10. [S142] Duplin County, North Carolina Estate Records 1663-1979, John Balkcom probate records online at www.familysearch.org, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  11. [S104] Bass, compiler, Sampson County North Carolina Wills (n.p.: n.pub., 1958). Hereinafter cited as Sampson County North Carolina Wills.
  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). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  13. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, North Carolina, page 420. Extract from compilation "1800 Census of North Carolina" located at Md Historical Society, Baltimore. Also in image 23 at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.
  14. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 6, 1803-1805, Duke University Libraries.
  15. [S395] Lee Albright and Helen F. M. Leary, North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History (Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996), extracted paragraph from "Designing Research Strategies", http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Probate. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History.
  16. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 7, 1805-1809, Duke University Libraries.
  17. [S142] Duplin County Estate Records, North Carolina State Archives.

John Balkcom1

#1066, b. circa 1808
Last Edited13 Jan 2009
Father*Ichabod Balkcom II1 b. 1772, d. a 1860
Mother*Nancy Sasser1 b. c 1785, d. a 1826
Birth*circa 1808North Carolina, USA1,2 
Cen-Head*28 August 1850GA Jones Co Census 1850; Divison 47, hh 212, Jones County, Georgia, USA; "John Balkcomb", head, male age 42, farmer, born in NC, with Lucy age 36 (born SC), Drucilla 15, Lucy A. 6, Nancy A. E. 5, Zachary T. 1, and James T. Williams 20, student. Adjacent to Ichabod Balkcom household and Bryant Balkcom household. All children and James T. Williams were born in Georgia3 

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, Jones Co, GA, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Jones County, GA census page 195, ancestry.com image pg 29, Ancestry.com.

John Balkcom

#1732, b. between 1801 and 1810, d. before 1850
Last Edited9 Apr 2010
Father*Alexander Balkcom III1,2 b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. 1852
Mother*Nancy Horn2 b. bt 1761 - 1770

Family

Mary Johnson b. c 1804, d. b 1854
Marriage*8 March 1821Mary Johnson; Early County, Georgia, USA; John Bawkum5,6 
Children 1.James Whitfield Balkum+2,10 b. c 1828, d. 14 May 1888
 2.Lemon Balkum11,2 b. c 1833
 3.Aaron Balkum12 b. c 1834
 4.Alexander Balkcom+2 b. 1837
 5.Sarah Ann "Nancy" Balkcom2 b. c 1841
Commentmay be same as #744 John P Balkcom 
Name VariationJohn P. Balkum; variants Bolckom/Balkcom/Bolkom (all variants were in father Alexander's will). 
Birth*between 1801 and 1810Likely in Oglethorpe County, GA, if this is the right birthdate.3 
Commentafter 1821twin infants died young4 
Marriage*8 March 1821Mary Johnson; Early County, Georgia, USA; John Bawkum5,6 
Land*21 August 1837Sparta Land Office, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "John Balckom", T8N R28E (40 acres) in section 27 NWSE, St Stephens Meridian, in the same area as brother Alexander and father Alexander.7 
Land20 September 1839Sparta Land Office, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "John Balckom", T8N R28E (40 acres) in section 27 SESW, St Stephens Meridian, in the same area as brother Alexander and father Alexander.7 
Cen-Head*1840AL Henry Co Census 1840; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; John Balkum, male between 30-39, female 20-29, male under 5, male 5-9, male 10-14, female 5-9, 15-19. Adjacent to households of William Balkcom (relationship unknown) and Alexander Balkcom (father).8 
Comment*1840Census accounts for son James Whitfield, either Lemon or Aaron (not both), and son Alexander. The census shows a female age 5-9 (probably Sarah Ann) and female 15-19, not otherwise shown anywhere. 
Death*before 1850Henry County, Alabama, USA9,1 

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. [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).
  3. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S167] Civil War Company Rosters, 6 AL Infantry Regiment Co B, Henry Grays per Jeffrey Palmer e-mail address.
  5. [S121] Researcher R. Slay, Compiled Descendants of Alexander Balcom, reference date Nov 2000.
  6. [S180] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Georgia Marriage Records (St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): n.pub., c1985), Early County 1820-1850. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Marriage Records.
  7. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  8. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Henry County, Al. pg 31, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, 1978, compiled by Mrs. Sara Newton Carroll.
  10. [S121] Researcher R. Slay.
  11. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 426B
    Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/henry/census/1850/, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 416B
    Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/henry/census/1850/, Ancestry.com.

John Balkcom1

#1797, b. between 1781 and 1790
Last Edited17 Aug 2003
Birth*between 1781 and 17901 
Cen-Head*1830GA Crawford Co Census 1830; Crawford County, Georgia, USA; sp. "Bockum", male age 40-49, female 60-69, with: males 2 u5, 1 5-9; females 3 u5, 2 5-9, 3 30-39.1 

Citations

  1. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Crawford Co GA pg 403, image pg 21, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

John Ira Balkcom

#15, b. 2 July 1873, d. 30 August 1948
John Ira (Pa) Balkcom c1945
ChartsAncestors of Euel Balkcom
J Balkcom Tree (Paternal) - Ancestors of Euel Balkcom
Descendants 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 Edited3 Mar 2017
RelationshipFather of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Brantley Balkcom1 b. Nov 1847, d. a 1921
Mother*Roseann Brannon1 b. 9 Jan 1849, d. a 1920

Family

Ida Lucinda Baldwin b. 29 Jun 1876, d. 14 May 1958
Marriage*24 December 1896Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "JI Baulkcom and IL Baldwin" married by Justice of the Peace B. L. Andrews (see attached marriage certificate).4
Children 1.Mae Estelle Balkcom+ b. 10 Oct 1897, d. 19 Mar 1989
 2.Euel E. Balkcom+21 b. 14 May 1903, d. 1 Oct 1981
 3.Thelma Lizzie Balkcom+ b. 26 Jun 1905, d. 7 May 1971
 4.J. V. Balkcom b. 6 Dec 1909, d. 15 Sep 1961
Birth*2 July 1873Alabama, USA2 
(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 
Marriage*24 December 1896Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "JI Baulkcom and IL Baldwin" married by Justice of the Peace B. L. Andrews (see attached marriage certificate).4
Census*4 June 1900(Resident) Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Precinct 1 (Ozark) exclusive of City of Ozark, Enumeration District 55, hh 25, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Complete household:
"J. I. Baulkham", head age 26, farmer, married 3 years, born July 1873 in Alabama, father and mother born in Alabama, farmer, employed the whole year, read/write yes, renting a farm;
"Ida L. Baulkham", wife, age 23, born June 1876, married for 3 years, one child, born in Alabama, father and mother born in Alabama, read/write yes;
"May Estelle Baulkham", daughter age 2, born Oct 1897 in Alabama, parents born in Alabama;
"George W. Baulkham", Ira's brother age 17, born April 1883 in Alabama, father and mother born in Alabama, farm laborer, employed the whole year, read/write yes;
"Lucy Emma Baulkham", Ira's sister age 15, born April 1885 in Alabama, parents born in Alabama.5 
Resident: Lucy Emma Balkcom
Resident: Mae Estelle Balkcom
Resident: George W. Balkcom
Tax List*1902Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Van Zandt County, Texas, USA; J. I. Balkcom and J. C. Baldwin appeared on the county tax list.

J. I. was assessed for 2 horses or mules valued at $40. plus miscellaneous property. J. C. was assessed for two horses or mules and one hog valued at $25. plus miscellaneous property. Neither had real estate.6 
Witness: John Christopher Baldwin
Residence*1902Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA; John and Ida moved from Alabama (date based on 1900 census and Euel place of birth)7 
Witness: Mae Estelle Balkcom
Tax List1904Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Hatton, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA; "J. I. Balkcom" appeared on the tax list, on Survey No. "Hat", probably short for Hatton, a community south of Grand Saline. No real estate, 1 carriage/buggy listed at $40, miscellaneous property $5, 2 horses/mules at $75, 1 cow at $15, 1 hog at $10. J. W. Baldwin was also on this tax list, assessed for 1 carriage/buggy at $10, 2 horses/mules at $80, 2 cows at $20, 9 hogs at $18.

It is not a certainty that the J. W. Baldwin on Van Zandt County tax lists is this Jesse W. Baldwin but I think it is likely. Jesse is the brother of Ida (Baldwin) Balkcom who lived in Van Zandt County from 1902 to 1905 and of John Christopher Baldwin who lived there in 1903 according to tax lists. In addition, the obituary of Jesse Baldwin states that he attended Bible School in Dallas so he was in the region at some point.6 
Witness: Jesse W. Baldwin
Tax List1905Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Hatton, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA; "J. I. Balkcom" appeared on the tax list for Hatton community, also "J. W. Baldwin" in Grand Saline. J. I. assessed for 2 horses/mules at $100, 2 cows at $10, 6 hogs at $15. J. W. assessed for 2 horses/mules at $70, 1 cow at $10, 2 hogs at $5. No land. J. I. appeared on no more tax lists in Van Zandt County. J. W. Baldwin was on the 1906 list.6 
Witness: Jesse W. Baldwin
Residence*circa 1906Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Dryden, Greer County, Oklahoma Territory, USA; J. I. and family moved from Van Zandt County, Texas about 330 miles WNW to Dryden Township north of Hollis, Oklahoma in aorund 1906. 
Witness: Mae Estelle Balkcom
Witness: Thelma Lizzie Balkcom
Witness: Euel E. Balkcom
Comment1907Greer County, Oklahoma Territory, USA; Beckham, Jackson, and Greer Counties were created out of the old Greer County.

"1896, March 16. Greer County decision made in United States vs. Texas

Due to an error by the surveyor of the region, and a mistake in indentifying the main channel of the Red River, the southwest corner of Oklahoma, the area between the Red River, the North Fork of the Red River, and the 100th Meridian was claimed by Texas and designated as Greer County in 1860, named for John A. Greer, a Texas lieutenant governor. Greer County, Texas, organized by ranchers in 1886, included all of the current Greer, Jackson, and Harmon Counties and that part of Beckham County south of the North Fork River. The Supreme Court declared in United States vs. Texas, 162 U.S. 1 (1896) Greer County to be a part of Oklahoma Territory. The land office at the county seat of Mangum opened for business by July 2, 1897. Prior settlers of Greer County were permitted to file on the quarter sections they lived on and an adjoining quarter sections where they already had improvements. Within a week 100 homestead entries had been filed, 33 applicants filing for their additional quarter.

At the Constitutional Convention 1907, the area was divided among Beckham County, Jackson County, and Greer County. After statehood 1909, Harmon County was created out of the southwestern portion of Greer County." 
Tax List*1907Dryden, Greer County, Oklahoma Territory, USA; "J. I. Balcam" first appeared on the tax roll in Oklahoma Territory in 1907. No land owned.

Others on this tax list who may be Balkcom/Baldwin cousins include James Edward Baldwin and J. A. Baldwin, both of Eldorado [sic], and Mige A. Brannon, Hollis.8 
Witness: Ida Lucinda Balkcom
Comment*1909Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; Harmon County was created from the southwest part of Greer County 
Tax List1910Dryden Precinct, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; "J. I. Balkum" and "J. C. Baldwin", Ida's brother, appeared on the county tax list.9 
Witness: John Christopher Baldwin
Misc*Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; map of Harmon County when the Balkcom family lived in Dryden10
Census21 April 1910Ida 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.11 
Resident: Mae Estelle Balkcom
Resident: Euel E. Balkcom
Resident: Thelma Lizzie Balkcom
Resident: J. V. Balkcom
Resident: M. E. Brown
Tax List1912Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; "J. I. Balkcom" and "J. C. Baldwin" appeared on the tax list.9 
Witness: John Christopher Baldwin
Event23 February 1912Eldorado, Jackson County, Oklahoma, USA; An item in the Eldorado Courier newspaper reported:
"Arm Broken
Last Monday evening as J. L. Balkcom of near Hollis was driving out of town leading a horse, his arm was jerked so forcibly against the bow of the buggy that one bone of his arm was broken. He was immediately taken to Mrs. M. E. Blalock's where physicians were called who dressed the injured member, and at last reports he was doing nicely."12
Tax List1915Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; "J. I." Balkcom appeared on the tax list.9 
Tax List1915Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Dryden, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; "J. I. Balkcom" appeared on the county tax list9 
Land*3 October 1917Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; The farm was bought from J. C. and Ada Riley, consisting of the SW quarter of Section 34 Township 9 north of Range 25 West of the Indian Meridian Oklahoma containing 160 acres. The farm was just east of Erick.13 
Misc3 January 1918Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA; from the Hollis Post-Herald: "J. I. BALCOM, who lived north of Hollis on the PULLIAM farm near McKnight, is moving to Erick, where he bought one of the best farms in that part of the country."14 
Event*14 September 1918Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "John Ira Balkcom", registered for the World War I draft, identified as farmer, age 45, gray eyes, red hair. Address RR 5, Erick, Okla.2
Census*19 January 1920Ida 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.15 
Resident: Mae Estelle Balkcom
Resident: William Lowell Wells
Resident: Euel E. Balkcom
Resident: Thelma Lizzie Balkcom
Resident: J. V. Balkcom
Note*known to his family as "Pa Balkcom" 
Census*16 April 1930Ida 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."16
Resident: J. V. Balkcom
Census*16 April 1940Ida 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 1935.17
Resident: Jake Balkcom
Will*12 December 1947Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; The will was a joint will, copy in the Beckham County Courthouse.18 
Death*30 August 1948Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 
Witness: Ida Lucinda Baldwin
Witness: J. V. Balkcom
Witness: Mae Estelle Balkcom
Witness: Thelma Lizzie Balkcom
Witness: Euel E. Balkcom
Burial*September 1948Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; John is buried in Section 2, Row 12, #0140.19
Probate15 July 1950Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA20 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S337] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 641B, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S18] Jordan R. Dodd, compiler, Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920 (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc, 1999). Hereinafter cited as Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.
  5. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, AL 1900, Enum Dist 55, image pg 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S383] Van Zandt County Texas Tax Lists, Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History, 250 Grove St., Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA.
  7. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S387] Harmon County Oklahoma Tax List, Dryden Township, Harmon County Oklahoma Courthouse, Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma, USA.
  9. [S387] Harmon County Oklahoma Tax List, Harmon County Oklahoma Courthouse.
  10. [S386] Harmon County History Book Committee, Planning the Route: [Harmon County, OK History Book I] ( Harmon County Historical Association, 1980).
  11. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, ancestry.com image pg 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S451] The Eldorado Courier, (Eldorado, Oklahoma:, Vol.10, No. 32, Ed.1 Friday, February 23, 1912, online at http://gateway.okhistory.org
  13. [S219] Warranty Deed, Farm of JI and Ida Balkcom, n.pub., n.p.. Hereinafter cited as Warranty Deed, Farm of JI and Ida Balkcom.
  14. [S388] Newspaper The Hollis Post-Herald, (Hollis, Oklahoma:, transcription on message board for Harmon County; Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  15. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham Co, OK, Enum Dist 9, sheet 7A, image 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  16. [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, Provo, Utah.
  17. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-14, Erick Township outside Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  18. [S244] Will Books, Beckham County Oklahoma, Will of John Ira and Ida Balkcom, Courthouse Beckham Co, OK, Beckham County Courthouse, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA.
  19. [S62] Cemetery Records, http://www.interment.net, http://www.rootsweb.com. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  20. [S215] Decree of Settlement of Final Account, Estate of J. I. Balkcom, 15 July 1950, Assets listed were the SW quarter Section 34, T9N, R25, W.I.M. Beckham County, OK (value $2000.); and $10,000 of oil and gas leases., Courthouse Beckham Co, OK, Beckham County Courthouse, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA.
  21. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com.

John Mitchell Balkcom1,2

#398, b. circa 1839, d. 10 April 1862
Last Edited10 Jun 2016
Father*Wiley Balkcom1,2 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1,2 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1839Georgia, USA; Census records are consistent that he was born in 1839. But, he was listed as 21 when he enlisted so this would put his birthdate at probably 1841.1,3,4,5,6 
(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.7 
(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).8 
Military*28 February 1862Henry County, Alabama, USA; "John M. Balkum" enlisted at age 21 as a private at Abbeville, Alabama, listed as farmer, single. 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment Company G (Henry County), C.S.A.3,9,10 
Death*10 April 1862died in service - disease10 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553
    ., 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), A-067-aeade. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (, http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/15muster.html#B.
  4. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, 2 January, 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  5. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, mentioned in grandmother Hester Balkcum's will dated 9 March 1843 and proved May 1843.
  6. [S104] Bass, compiler, Sampson County North Carolina Wills (n.p.: n.pub., 1958). Hereinafter cited as Sampson County North Carolina Wills.
  7. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553, Ancestry.com.
  9. [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.
  10. [S235] Alabama Civil War Service Records, online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

John P. Balkcom

#744, b. 1786, d. 29 March 1869
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Birth*1786Georgia, USA1 
Cen-Head*1830AL Henry Co Census 1830; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; John Balcomb, male age 40-49, female 20-29, male under 5, male 5-9 (?), female 5-9 (?). On same census page as Alexander Balcomb.2 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 64 years old, born in Ga., and living with Walter P. and Walter's wife.3 
Witness: Walter Peyton Balcom
(Resident) Census1850Walter Peyton Balcom, Brasley Ward; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; in HH# 684, 50 years old, born in Ga, and living with his wife, and his brother, John. Living beside him is his son William J. and his family.3 
Land*12 January 18515N&6N/21E&20E, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; Acreage totaled about 120, near land owned by Alexander and William J. Balkcom, son of Walter Peyton Balkcom.4,5 
Death*29 March 1869Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama, USA 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 199, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Henry County, Alabama, p. 29
    Online at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com.
  4. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  5. [S126] Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Sparta and Elba Land Office Records and Military Warrants 1822-1860 in (Easley, South Carolina 29640: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1983).

John William Balkcom1,2

#411, b. circa 1838, d. 11 August 1864
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited1 Jul 2016
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom3 b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy3 b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Birth*circa 1838Georgia, USA; Baucom Book asserts a son of James Balkcom and Mary Balkcom - lived in the 1860 census adjacent to them, apparently on their farm since he had no real estate listed of his own. If their son, would make him the oldest or second oldest.1,3 
Marriage*circa 1859Nancy (?); USA; Census record lists them as married within the year.1 
Census*23 July 1860(Resident) Nancy (?); Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John W. Balkcom", age 22, farmer, living with new wife Nancy age 19, born Georgia, in household next to James E. Balkcom (age 53) and Mary Balkcom (age 44) and family. Also adjacent to Daniel and Elizabeth Murphy. John W. had no land listed, so probably lived on James' farm. He was listed with $75. personal estate.4,3 
Military*5 October 1862CSA, 37th Regiment Alabama Infantry, Company A, Abbeville, Alabama, USA; "John W. Balcomb (Jno. W. Balkum, John William Balcomb, Balkcomb, Balkom, Balkum)", enlisted 10 May 1862 at age 24, Private.

From the excellent Culpepper compilation on the 37th Infantry:
"... John William Balcomb ... Signed his parole with X in the field at Vicksburg MS 9 July 1863 as a Private in Co A of the 37th AL Inf CSA; WIA 13 May 1864 at Resaca and hospitalized in General Field Hospital on 22 May 1864 with gunshot wound of the left leg (thigh, flesh); WIA again most likely at Pickett's Mill (27 May) or possibly New Hope Church (25 May) as he is in General Hospital (USA) on 29 May 1864 after being "hit by cannon ball" (regiment came under devastatingly heavy artillery fire at Pickett's Mill on 27 May 1864 according to commanding officer Lt. Col. Greene's report):

"... only two left their post unhurt. ... Three men had their heads carried away, one had his right shoulder torn off, one had both hands carried away, and many had painful wounds in the head, and scarcely any man in the left wing of my regiment escaped unhurt..."

This same cannon barrage mentioned in Brigadier Gen. Alpheus Baker's Report:

"...the enemy opened a heavy and destructive fire of artillery upon the left of my line, held by the Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment ... With heroic fortitude did these men for an hour and a half sustain this fire, returning it deliberately with their Austrian rifles, with which they endeavored without effect to silence the enemy's batteries ... The conduct of officers and men in this trying ordeal, and especially of the Thirty-seventh Alabama Regiment, who bore the fire so long, is worthy of all honor, and demonstrates how confidently they may be relied upon in any emergency..."

Regiment also mentioned in Major Gen. A.P. Stewart's Report:

"... During the 27th the Thirty-seventh Alabama ... suffered severely from the fire of a battery, and with the Fifty-fourth [Alabama], who re-enforced it (both of Baker's brigade), is entitled to special mention for the fortitude with which they endured the ordeal...")

Balcomb still hospitalized in U.S. Army Hospital No. 2 at Chattanooga TN on 17 June 1864; Died 11 Aug 1864 at age 25 (had gangrene upon transfer from field hospital)"5,6 
Death*11 August 1864U.S. Army Hospital No. 2, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA; gangrene, from service wounds5 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.566, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [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.
  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), A-067-aeadf. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Newton Post Office, Census pg 68, ancestry.com image pg 70, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S352] 37th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, 2009, online at http://www.alabama37th.com/, © Copyright 2007 C.C. (Chip) Culpepper.
  6. [S236] Janet B. Hewett, compiler, The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1995). Hereinafter cited as The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865.

Joseph Balkcom1

#917, b. circa 1872
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited7 Jan 2001
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Albert Balkcom1 b. c 1850
Mother*Sarah Holland1 b. c 1851
Birth*circa 1872Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880Albert Balkcom, AL Henry Co Census 1880; hh#64, ED#82, Beat 6, pg 31, stamped pg 611, Henry County, Alabama, USA; household:
"Albert Balkum", head, age 28, farm laborer, born in AL, parents born in SC;
'Sarah Balkum", wife, age 28, housekeeper, born in AL, parents born in GA;
"Joseph Balkum", age 7 born in AL, parents born in GA;
"Archie Balkum", age 5, born in AL, parents born in GA.
Note absence of son Tarrell.

Note SC birthplace of Albert's parents. If accurate then James and Mary Balkcom are not his parents. On the other hand I've not run across SC Balkcoms so this may be an error. Albert's age 28 is too young by a year or two to match the Albert in the earlier census, in household of James and Mary. Children birthplaces listed as GA, possibly indicating that Sarah went to parents' home for the births.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. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Headland District, ancestry.com image pg 16, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Joseph D. Balkcom

#33, b. circa 1841, d. circa 1864
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited19 Feb 2017
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom1 b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy1 b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886

Family

Lucinda Deal b. 27 Jun 1842, d. 14 Aug 1920
Marriage*before 1860Lucinda Deal; Marriage is inferred from Joseph D. and Lucinda ("Cinda") living in household of James E. Balkcom in 1860. Also refer to e-mail from Civil War Researcher Al Medcalf noting "A Lucinda Balkum from Henry County Alabama drew a widow's pension on Joseph D. Balkcom". On file also is an "Affidavit for Witnesses to Application of Widows", where Ivey Balkcom attests to Confederate military service of Joseph Balkcom, supporting a widow's pension.2,3,4 
Children 1.M. E. Balkcom11 b. c 1862
 2.George Balkcom12 b. 28 Nov 1863, d. 8 Jul 1942
 3.J. A. Balkcom11 b. c 1864
Birth*circa 1841Alabama, USA; 1860 Dale census shows him born in AL but other children in sequence born in GA. Census mistake? Not a son of Mary?1 
Marriage*before 1860Lucinda Deal; Marriage is inferred from Joseph D. and Lucinda ("Cinda") living in household of James E. Balkcom in 1860. Also refer to e-mail from Civil War Researcher Al Medcalf noting "A Lucinda Balkum from Henry County Alabama drew a widow's pension on Joseph D. Balkcom". On file also is an "Affidavit for Witnesses to Application of Widows", where Ivey Balkcom attests to Confederate military service of Joseph Balkcom, supporting a widow's pension.2,3,4 
(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 
Military10 May 1862CSA, 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co A, Clopton, Alabama, USA; "Joseph D. Balkum" enlisted at age 21 as a private, at Clopton, AL for a period of 3 years. Ivey Balkcom, his brother, enlisted later in the year.6 
Military*24 April 1863CSA, 57th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co D, Clopton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Joseph was transferred to this regiment7,8,9 
Burial*circa 1864Old Solders Cemetery, Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia, USA; See death record for details10 
Death*circa 1864Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia, USA; Died of wounds received in the Battle of Atlanta: "J. D. Belcom, Company D, 57th Regiment". Researcher Al Medcalf believes this is Joseph D. Balkcom, supported by Dale County origin of the Alabama 57th and absence of any other reference in this unit to a Belcom. He reports that "These soldiers died in the summer of 1864 in hospitals here in Barnesville and were casualties of the Atlanta Campaign." Company D was in the battle with Gen Sherman in the Union taking of Atlanta in 1864.3,10 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.566, Ancestry.com.
  3. [S223] Researcher A. Medcalf, reference date October 25, 2002.
  4. [S225] Confederate Pension Files, Alabama, online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/ge.html, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  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. [S235] Alabama Civil War Service Records, online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  7. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Ancestry.com, 1999, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  8. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Roster of the 57th Alabama, compiled by Tonia Porter e-mail address; http://www.knology.net/~toniab, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  9. [S225] Confederate Pension Files, Alabama, "Affidavit for Witnesses to Application of Widows", 13 May 1897, Dale County, AL, signed by Ivey Balkcom for widow of Joseph Balkcom., http://www.archives.state.al.us/ge.html, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
  10. [S224] Confederate Dead in the Old Soldiers Cemetery in Barnesville, Georgia.
  11. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).

Joseph M Balkcom

#769, b. 1842
Last Edited13 Nov 2004
Father*Alexander Balkcom b. 1802
Mother*Mary Ward b. c 1801, d. bt 1850 - 1860
Birth*18421 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 8 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his parents, Alexander and Mary.1 
Witness: Alexander Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Josiah Balkcom1

#463, b. circa 1830, d. 17 September 1862
Last Edited10 Jun 2016
Father*Wiley Balkcom2 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn2 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1830North Carolina, USA; 1850 census indicates 1830 birth; reported age at Civil War enlistment indicates 1832.3,4 
(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.4 
Event*16 July 1857Dale County, Alabama, United States; "Josiah Balkcom" was appointed postmaster at Goline, Alabama5 
Land*1 November 18585N/26E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Josiah bought 80 acres in section 30. Father Wiley bought 40 acres in section 27 and both patents were issued on the the same day, although it's not known when they first applied. (Land Office at Elba, United States General Land Office).6 
Milit-Beg*3 July 1861Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, USA; enlisted in CSA, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company G3,7 
Military16 September 1862"J. J. Balkum", Sgt. Variously known as Joe Balkum, J. J. Balcom.

From the reference, Chapter XLVII:

"An Old Veteran's Account of "Stonewall" Jackson's Last Day in the State of Maryland, 1862.

Dear Friend:
All Confederate veterans know how easily it was to sleep, after a hard day’s fight,
when an opportunity was offered. He would only have to be still a little while before he
would fall into a doze, even under bursting shells, and the sound of small arms he would
fall asleep. Thus it was with myself and Daniel McClellan on the night of the 17th. At
early dawn we started to the front in search of our command. Other soldiers were
moving in the same direction, some in squads commanded by an officer, all moving to
the front, bent upon the same mission as ourselves. We came out of the woods into a
large field where we could see a mile to the front, and in the far distance I discovered a
line of troops, which I recognized by their colors to be Virginians, occupying pretty
much the same position of the day before. This proved to be Jackson’s old division on
the left of his corps. We hurried on in the direction of our position of the day before, until
we came near the belt of woods that Dunker’s Church was in, and not far away I
recognized the colors of the 15th Alabama, and we proceeded directly for them. When
we arrived, as well as my memory serves, there were about sixty men with them, and
they were commanded by Lieut. C. V. Morris of Co. "G," who is familiarly known to us
as Colonel Morris, an aged and honored citizen who now resides at Ft. Gaines, Ga.
Lieut. L. L. Guerry of Co. "C" was second in command; he has crossed over. The boys
were telling of yesterday’s battle, who were killed and who wounded, and what they did.
They all had been more or less engaged after we left our position of the early morning.
Of course, I had to tell my experience, that I had fought in what I called a straggler’s
brigade. I produced my certificate of detention, which eliminated all doubt, if any
existed of my unfaithfulness. I was proud to get to my command, but was made sad
when I learned that our Orderly Sargeant Joe Balkum had been killed and Sargeant J.
J. Carr had lost his right arm from which he died; either of them would have made fine
officers. Others kept coming in and by nine o’clock we had a pretty good regiment,
considering the arduous service that we had lately performed. All the regiments of the
brigade were gotten together, and took position in line in the division and made ready
to meet a renewal of the attack that was expected would be made that morning.
Desultory firing had been going on between the pickets all the morning and an attack
was momentarily expected but happily for us none came, for we were tired and worn
out and needed rest, but we would have obeyed and would have hurt the Yankees
worse that day than we did the day before, as our position was better. About 11 o’clock
a truce was ordered for the purpose of removing the wounded and burying the dead. I
was not on the detail, but straggled over as near to our position of the morning before
as I could, looking for Orderly Balkum, but I did not find him. I passed through a low
rocky bottom in the woods, just in the rear of the position of Lawton’s Brigade of the
morning before and there I saw boys in Gray and boys in Blue, cold in death, lying
close to each other, almost touching each other in some places, and I am sorry to say
that some of them were partly denuded. Colonel Douglas of the 13th Georgia was one
of the slain that I recognized, and he was partly nude also. Ghastly spectacles were
abundant as the eye ranged over this scene of mortal strife. The scene was so
sickening and the cries of the wounded so pitiful, and I so powerless to help that I
turned away in silence and wended my way back to my command, wondering how and
when this cruel war would end. During the day the wounded were removed, and the
dead buried. General Lee had special reasons for not renewing the battle that morning,
in consequence of the arduous service that we had done, having been deprived of
much rest, making long marches and many without shoes and all these things together
had greatly reduced our numbers before the battle commenced. Our ranks had been
greatly diminished in the terrible action of the day before, so much that he was too
weak to assume the offensive, and he preferred to wait for a renewal of the attack upon
him. The day passed without any demonstration by the enemy and it was reported that
he was waiting for re-inforcements. General Lee could not expect any, but had formed
his line with what he had, and was ready to receive them in a much better position than
of the first day. History says that Fitz John Porter’s Corps of the Yankee army did not
fire a gun the first day, and that a strong division under General Couch arrived that
evening from Washington, and these facts being known by General Lee, he did not
think it prudent to wait for another attack, consequently during the night of the 18th we
were quietly withdrawn to the South side of the Potomac, crossing at the same ford
near Shepardstown where we crossed over on the 16th. Our crossing was made
quietly, without loss or molestation, back to Virginia once more. Thank God! with whole
hide and bones. I just naturally felt like I had been a long time from home and had to my
joy returned. I was just simply tired out and no one but myself knew how glad I was to
recross the Potomac. I was glad that we were not attacked as was expected that day.
Our loss in field officers had been heavy. Several brigadiers and colonels had been
killed, but the loss of the Federals had been greater than ours as they were the
assailants. Major Generals Mansfield and Reno were killed, each commanding a
division in Sumner’s Corps and several brigadiers and colonels were killed and
wounded. Major General Hooker was also wounded. History gives our loss at eight
thousand. The sacrifice of officers on both sides had been serious. I give it as my
opinion that the battle of Sharpsburg or Antietam (as some called it,) was the hardest
battle that was fought by Lee’s army during the war. I base my opinion upon the general
condition and numbers of both armies at the time. It was an all day fight. The
Confederate line was weak, but the Federal line was strong, and they could re-inforce
their line whenever and wherever they wanted to. We could not do it, but would have to
stand with our depleted ranks and meet every assault made upon them without
flickering, which was characteristic of the Veteran Corps of "Stonewall" Jackson. ‘Tis
true, our line was broken in several places, but at no time did we become panic
stricken and desert the field. They had the numbers, we had the courage and
confidence to meet them in every attack. With but two or three exceptions we held our
same positions on the 18th, that we did on the 17th, and thus we stood with our
depleted ranks staring the Federal army in the face ready to meet the increased host
that could have been thrown against us that day, but the Yankee’s general hesitated, he
was afraid to venture. It has been conceded by impartial history that this was a drawn
battle, but the Federal commander had to say something to appease the wrath of his
government; and on the 19th, after Lee had re-crossed everything back into Virginia,
he telegraphed his government "that he did not know if the enemy were falling back to
an interior position or recrossing the river, but we can safely claim the victory as ours."
But in a very short while after this despatch he ascertained that Lee had recrossed the
Potomac, he consoled his government with another telegram saying, "The victory is
complete, Lee has been driven back into Virginia, and Maryland and Pennsylvania are
safe." McClellan was too badly hurt to push his advantage if he had any. He knew his
condition better than any one else, but his government was chafing under
disappointment. It had long been the talk that if Lee’s army could advance into
Maryland that there were thousands of Marylanders only waiting for a chance to join our
army to assist in throwing off the yoke of tyranny that had so long held them down. At
Frederick City about the 8th of September, General Lee issued an address, (which is
somewhere in history) directed "To the People of Maryland." In this address he told
them the object if his visit, and giving them an opportunity of rallying to our colors if they
so desired, not to oppress or wantonly destroy anything they had, but I think they were
sorter like some of Jubal Early’s men were in the Valley in the summer of ‘64. It was
said that when his lines were broken at Fisher’s Hill, he would dash around on his
horse commanding the men to "rally, rally men, for God’s sake rally," and some of his
men, to guy the old fellow by replying, "narry rally, General, narry rally." So that was the
way with the people of Maryland, with the exception of a few, they didn’t rally worth a
cent, preferring to gaze upon both armies, fearing a confiscation or a conflagration, by
the Yankees. So the object of the Maryland campaign to some extent was a failure,
although we had some Marylanders with us that was as true as steel, and loyal to the
last. God bless them, all honor to them wherever they may be. I have disgressed
somewhat from my main subject, but will return by saying that the 18th day of
September, 1862, was the last day that "Stonewall" Jackson spent in Maryland. He
was killed the next May, and his corps never went into Maryland again during his
lifetime. As I have, already said, we re-crossed the Potomac by wading and marched
out about four miles and went into camp. I have forgotten to say that there was a canal
on the North side of the Potomac, which was made dry by cutting the lock above. The
banks were dug down which made it easy to cross, and in the next chapter I will tell you
what use the Yankees made of it when they started in pursuit."8,9 
Death*17 September 1862Sharpsburg, Maryland, USA; Killed in Action, Battle of Sharpsburg.

William C. Oates writes of Josiah:

"Josiah Balkcom was 30 years old when enlisted. He was appointed first sergeant at the organization, and there was never a better one. He was always cheerful and lively, never sick, and had an iron constitution. He was always present for duty. He said to me after the second battle of Manassas and Chantilly Farm, 'Captain, I have not missed a battle, and have been lucky not to get hurt, but a man can't hope for such luck to continue. I expect to be killed before the end of the year'. I tried to convince him that he might go through the enitre war without ever receiving a wound, but I could not. He was confident that he would be killed, and he was, at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. He was shot through the head and killed instantly. With the experience he had then had, intelligence and good judgment, he would have made a fine captain. Had he lived until after Gettysburg he would have held that office. The first sergeant is the most important officer in any company, except for the captain. His loss was a great shock to his company and comrades."10,9 

Citations

  1. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (, http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/15muster.html#B
    Page 30 in the book.
  2. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, 2 January, 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  3. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers , http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/15muster.html#B.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S416] Ancestry.com Database On-Line, www.ancestry.com, Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Database.
  6. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  7. [S435] Civil War Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Fiscal statement of J Balkcom service in CSA, dated July 15, 1863, online at www.fold3.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  8. [S152] W.A. McClendon, Recollections of War Times (, Online at:http://www.civilwarancestor.com/STORE/files/Ebook0067.htm; Montgomery, Alabama: Paragon Press, 1909).
  9. [S435] Civil War Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, www.fold3.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  10. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers.

Kenneth Paul Balkcom

#8, b. 28 August 1939, d. 21 October 1999
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 Edited6 Apr 2012
RelationshipSon of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Euel E. Balkcom1 b. 14 May 1903, d. 1 Oct 1981
Mother*Zela Naomi Franks1 b. 23 May 1908, d. 18 Jan 1995
Birth*28 August 1939Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2 
(Resident) Census9 April 1940(Head of Household) Euel E. Balkcom, Zela Naomi Franks; South Pine Avenue, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "Euel E. Balkcom, head, age 36, renting, monthly rental $10, lived in Erick on April 1, 1935, employed as truck driver state highway dept all 1939, income in 1939 $1200, worked 60 hours the week of March 24-30, 1940, completed 8th grade of school;
Zela N. Balkcom, wife (marked as supplying census information), age 31, completed 3 years high school;
Robert R. Balkcom, son, age 12, attending school, completed 5th grade;
Donald R. Balkcom, son, age 8, attending school, completed 2nd grade;
K. Paul Balkcom, son, age 7 months."

No house number was listed. From the sequence of other house numbers the Balkcom house may have been 224 or 226. Other sources say the house was on the corner of Pine Avenue and Third St.3
Military*from 11 July 1957 to 10 July 1961Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida, USA; U. S. Air Force, A1C E-4. Last duty assignment was in the 4756 Civil Engineering Squadron, (ADC), as an electronics technician4,5 
Death*21 October 1999Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA5 
Burial*November 1999Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; in Balkcom plot.5

Citations

  1. [S10] Birth Certificate.
  2. [S10] Birth Certificate, Oklahoma, State File No. 264; Registration # 05253.
  3. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S24] Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge.
  5. [S291] Researcher G. W. Balkcom, personal knowledge.

L. Erie Balkcom1,2

#2075, b. 10 October 1882
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited30 Dec 2005
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Arnold Balkcom1 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Mother*Sarah L. Harrington1 b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Birth*10 October 1882Henry County, Alabama, USA; Specific location and date from web source1,2 
(Resident) Census30 June 1885James Arnold Balkcom; Holmes County, Florida, USA; Appeared on the Florida State Census of 1885:
"J. A. Balkcom", male age 48, farming, married, born in GA, parents born NC;
"S. L. Balkcom", female age 42, housekeeper, born AL, father NC, mother GA, read/write no;
"W. J. Balkcom", male age 18, farming, attending school;
"B. A. Balkcom", male age 15, farming, attending school;
"A. Balkcom", female age 10, attending school;
"Ann S. Balkcom", female age 8, attending school;
"A. L. Balkcom", female age 6;
"E. Balkcom", female age 3.

Note, some of the initials were difficult do read and may be in error.3 
(Resident) Census2 July 1900James Arnold Balkcom, Sarah L. Harrington; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "James A. Balkham", age 67, in household with wife Sarah and children Anzada, Olivia, Erie, and Carlo. He was listed as farmer, owning a farm free of mortgage, married for 35 years, born in Georgia, mother and father born in Georgia.1 
Cen-Enum*2 July 1900AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "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 write1 
Witness: James Arnold Balkcom

Citations

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

LaFayette Balkcom

#465, b. before 1845, d. 1921
Last Edited30 Sep 2009
Birth*before 1845 
Military*9 June 1861CSA, Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Jones Volunteers), 12th Regiment Co B, Jones County, Georgia, USA; at enlistment he listed his home residence as Twiggs County, Georgia. He was appointed 2d Corporal June 9, 1861, 1st Sergeant on 26 August 1861, and was transferred to Co. C, 4th Regiment Ga. Inf. May 8, 1862. He was captured at Macon, Ga. April 20, 1865. Citation 2 lists only one Lafayette Balkcom from the South, in the same unit, but inducted as a Private and discharged at the rank of Private.1,2,3 
Death*19214 

Citations

  1. [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.
  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 #2508., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. [S130] Web Site, Quitman County, Georgia; USGenWeb, http://home.earthlink.net/~bwjohnson/quit_mn.htm, Muster Roll of Company B, 12th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, Quitman County, Georgia.
  4. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, message board submission. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, RootsWeb.

Laura L. Balkcom1

#902, b. 8 May 1884
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*8 May 18841 

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.

Leola Balkcom1

#1840, b. December 1891
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited14 Jun 2016
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
Birth*December 1891Alabama, USA; Social Security Application (transcribed index only) has her born 20 Dec 1890 in Echola, Alabama. That may be a transcription error and the birth place was likely Echo Alabama.1,2 
(Resident) Census17 June 1900(Head of Household) Brantley Balkcom, (Resident) Roseann Brannon; ED 61, Precinct 4 Newton, Part of, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Brantly Balkcom", head of household, age 52, born April 1847, married to Rosana 34 years, born Alabama, both parents born North Carolina, occupation woodworker, 4 months unemployed, reading, writing, renting a house;
"Rosana Balkcom", wife age 51, born Jan 1849, married 34 years, born Alabama, parents born SC, mother of 13, 8 living, read/write yes;
"Elizabeth Balkcom", daughter age 22, born April 1878, keeping house, single, read/write yes, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Leola Balkcom", daughter age 8, born Dec 1891, born Alabama, parents born Alabama, read/write yes.

Note: Brantley and Rosanna's son John Ira was married to Ida Baldwin and lived separately in Dale County. George W., age 17, and Lucy Emma, age 15, John's brother and sister, lived with John and Ida.1 
(Resident) Census15 April 1910(Head of Household) Brantley Balkcom, (Resident) Roseann Brannon; ED 103, Blacks (Village), Precinct 8, Noblins, hh#8, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Brantly Balcom", male head, age 62, born Alabama, parents born Georgia (incorrect), working on his own as shop-man, blacksmith, owns the home (not renting);
"Rosan Balcom", wife age 61, married 40 years, # of children not listed, born Alabama, parents born South Carolina;
"Leola Balcom", daughter age 18, born Alabama, parents born Alabama3 
Married NameWheeler2 
Misc*May 1939"Ledia Balkcom Wheeler" appears in the Social Security Applications Index as a claimant for an original Social Security Number.
Birth date 20 Dec 1890, father Brantley Balkcom, mother Rosean Brannon, birth place Echola, Alabama (likely should say Echo Alabama).2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 61, Precinct 4, image 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S440] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, May 1939 online at www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Leota Balkcom1

#2412, b. July 1895
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited24 Mar 2009
Relationship2nd cousin of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Benjamin Middleton Balkcom1 b. 22 Jun 1859, d. 24 Jun 1916
Mother*Adrianna E. Deal1 b. 18 Jul 1859, d. 19 Apr 1913
Birth*July 1895Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census28 June 1900Benjamin Middleton Balkcom; Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66 hh#256, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Benjamin Balkcom", head, age 40, born June 1859, wife Anna, married 16 years, born AL, father GA, mother AL, mother Jane;
"Anna Balkcom", wife age 40, born July 1859, mother of 5, 4 living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Ora Balkcom", daughter age 15 born July 1884, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Carson Balkcom", son age 7 born June 1893, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Leola Balkcom", daughter age 4, born July 1895, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Amie Bell Balkcom", daughter age 9/12 born Aug 1899 in Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Jane Balkcom", mother, age 61, born May 1839, widowed, born Alabama, parents born North Carolina.

Households nearby were William Christopher Baldwin, Ivey Balkcom, and Webster Balkcom.2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL, page 253 image pg 29, Ancestry.com.