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 Edited4 Nov 2018
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.3,2 
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".5 
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 Consultants, 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. [S332] The Henry County Heritage Book Committee, The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama, Medical Heritage: "Dr. Balkum a Dothan Pioneer", T. Larry Smith, Headland, Alabama.
  5. [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

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [S350] Index - Some of the Old Settlers of Dale County, Alabama Prior to 1860, Author William E. Preston, 1900?, index by Eustus Howard Hayes, March 28, 1956, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S368] Geneva County Alabama Cemetery Index and Records, tombstone inscription, Compiler Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phipps, 1961, Abbeville Memorial Library, Henry Co, AL.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Newton Post Office, census pg 67, ancestry.com image pg 69, stamped census pg 565, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S352] 37th Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, 2009, online at http://www.alabama37th.com/, © Copyright 2007 C.C. (Chip) Culpepper.
  7. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Will of Rosier Brannon, Chapter XXIX, "Abstract of Henry County, Alabama Wills (1822-1870), Page 129; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  9. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Geneva County, Alabama, ancestry.com image pg 56, census sheet 15, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S362] Alabama State Census 1866, www.ancestry.com, Dale County, pg 41. Hereinafter cited as Alabama State Census 1866.
  11. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, will and estate papers of Rosier Brannon, 1867, microfilm LGM 189 #8, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  12. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 11 of 20, Ancestry.com.
  13. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  14. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, aeadf.
  15. [S368] Geneva County Alabama Cemetery Index and Records, Compiler Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phipps, 1961, Abbeville Memorial Library, Henry Co, AL.
  16. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  17. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaaa.
  18. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom, held in files.
  19. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL census page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  20. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaad.

James E. Balkcom

#28, b. 7 January 1807, d. 24 November 1887
ChartsAncestors of Euel Balkcom
J Balkcom Tree (Paternal) - Ancestors of Euel Balkcom
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited21 Sep 2018
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Y-Bal
Mother*Hester (?)1,2 b. c 1774, d. b May 1843

Family

Mary (Polly) Murphy b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Marriage*October 1835Mary (Polly) Murphy; Georgia, USA; See the attached marriage license for "James Becham and Mary Murphy" dated 13 October, 1835. I believe that this Becham is James Balkcom but this is unconfirmed. This is about the time that James Balkcom came to Lowndes County, settling not far from the Thomas County line, Thomas County being where this license was recorded. It's also about the time he and Mary married, based on children's ages. No Bechams are listed in Lowndes or Thomas in the census and none in Lowndes tax lists through 1844. However, a Hiram Becham is listed in an 1866 Thomas County marriage record, and census records show a number of Becham families in Georgia's Crawford and Stewart Counties.
The cemetery citation is to support Murphy as last name of Mary (Polly).9,10,11
Children 1.James Arnold Balkcom+37,34,18 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
 2.John William Balkcom+25 b. c 1838, d. 11 Aug 1864
 3.Colista Jane Balkcom+38 b. 20 May 1839, d. a 1900
 4.Joseph D. Balkcom+37 b. c 1841, d. c 1864
 5.Benjamin J. Balkcom39 b. c 1843, d. 27 Jan 1863
 6.Ivey Balkcom+ b. 5 Oct 1845, d. 23 Oct 1909
 7.Brantley Balkcom+40 b. Nov 1847, d. a 1921
 8.Albert Balkcom+37 b. c 1850
 9.Delilah Balkcom37 b. 29 Mar 1851
 10.Priscilla Balkcom37 b. c 1854
 11.Neissa Balkcom37 b. c 1856
 12.James Hezakiah Balkcom b. c 1856
 13.Ransom Balkcom37 b. c 1857
 14.Joanna Balkcom41 b. c 1864
Journal*Mary (Polly) Murphy; James E. Balkcom and Mary (Polly) (maiden name probably Murphy) of Duplin County, North Carolina are the earliest known Balkcom ancestors of the Oklahoma Balkcom family. James' parents have been impossible to prove through standard research but DNA tests show matches between some of the descendants of James E. Balkcom and some descendants of Hester Balkcum, the widow of John Balkcom of Duplin County, suggesting strongly that Hester was James' mother. When James was born in 1807, Hester had been a widow for four years and there is no evidence she ever remarried. Her late husband John Balkcom was likely a descendant of the New England Balkcoms who arrived in America in the mid-1600s, and Alexander Balkcom of Providence, Rhode Island in the 1600s was among the first of these. It has been thought that James was a descendant of this Alexander, but it appears that James' father was not a Balkcom although that is not proven.

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

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

Note: This is the first appearance of James Balkcom in the records. The location of the roadwork may be today's Highway 903 west out of Magnolia, also called the Magnolia-Lisbon Road. It crosses the Duplin/Sampson line at Rogers Mill Road. The work area may have been about 4 miles north of the southeast corner of Sampson County.5 
(Witness) Land18 January 1832Wiley Balkcom; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached copy of the deed to John Hufham)
Willie Balkcom Deed to John Bryan. Willie Balkcom of Duplin County sold 200 acres of his inherited land to his former guardian and executor of will, John Bryan of Sampson County, and 23 acres to the other executor of the will, John Hufham. Bob Bolkcom in one of his newsletters speculates that Hester Balkcom (it is not currently known whether Hester was Wiley's mother or stepmother) may have been the daughter or sister of one of these executors. Genealogist Judy Russell in her blog "The Legal Genealogist" says that a maternal uncle was often named as guardian when property was involved that passed from a deceased father to minor children.

The 200 acres was identified as two tracts, in Duplin or Sampson Counties, including the house and plantation, first tract " ...beginning at a pine on the north side of the main branch on Rockfish, on Caleb's meadow ... reserving nonetheless all that part of said tract that lies north of the marsh, which I have heretofore sold to Chesnutt Boon, which tract was patented by William Knowles, and by his death was ... by his brother John Knowles, and conveyed to Clifton Bowen, and from Clifton Bowen to Samuel West, and ... [from] West to Elias James, and by Elias James to John Balkcom, the father of said Willie Balkcom ..." ____
"Also the other joining the above, and beginning at a line formed by Francis Blake's corner, and now David Murphy's a little south of the main road ... up the marsh ... on a line formerly Isham Sellars' and now William Boyd's ... line formerly Jacob Powell's and now William Byrd's [not clear if the names or Boyd or Byrd] ... line formerly John Goff's and now Stephen Herring's ... consisting of 250 acres minus 23 acres [earlier] sold to John Hufham ... which was formerly granted to Elias James, by patent [1788] ..."
Willia extended credit of $630. to John Bryan for the purchase, to be repaid within two years.

Witnessed by Needham Bryan and James Balkcom. Sampson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions August term 1832, "Deed proven in open court by the oath of James Balkcom".6,7,8
Marriage*October 1835Mary (Polly) Murphy; Georgia, USA; See the attached marriage license for "James Becham and Mary Murphy" dated 13 October, 1835. I believe that this Becham is James Balkcom but this is unconfirmed. This is about the time that James Balkcom came to Lowndes County, settling not far from the Thomas County line, Thomas County being where this license was recorded. It's also about the time he and Mary married, based on children's ages. No Bechams are listed in Lowndes or Thomas in the census and none in Lowndes tax lists through 1844. However, a Hiram Becham is listed in an 1866 Thomas County marriage record, and census records show a number of Becham families in Georgia's Crawford and Stewart Counties.
The cemetery citation is to support Murphy as last name of Mary (Polly).9,10,11
Migrationbefore 1836Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; date estimated based on birthplaces of children12 
Tax List*1838Capt Albrittons District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; "James Balcom", 1 poll, owned no land13 
Tax List1840Capt Albrittons District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; appeared on the county tax list as "Wiley Balkum, agt for James Balkum", 1 poll, no taxable property14 
(Head of Household) Census1840Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; "James Balkum". The household included 2 males under 5 (likely sons John W. and James A.), 1 male 30-39 (James); 3 females under 5 (daughter Colista, and two unknown), 1 female 20-29 (Mary Polly). The households of Wiley Balkcom and Daniel Murphy are nearby.15 
Resident: Mary (Polly) Murphy
Residence*1840Lowndes County, Georgia, USA16,17 
(Neighbor) Residence1840Wiley Balkcom; Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; See attached land map.
Daniel and Elizabeth Murphy, James and Mary Balkcom, and Wiley and Esther Balkcom lived adjacent to each other in 1840 according to the census. Only Wiley owned land according to the tax list. It was located near Ocopiloa Creek, also known as Okapilco Creek, about 4 miles East-SE of current day Quitman, Georgia. The land was then in Lowndes County, but later became part of Brooks County when it was formed in 1858 (see attached map for location of Wiley's land).14
Residence1843Dale County, Alabama, USA; Old Settlers reference states that he came to Dale that year and that he was from NC. Children birth locations support the date.18 
Tax List1844Capt McFail District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; appeared on the tax list as "James Balkcom", 1 poll, no land19 
Comment*1850unfound in 1850 census Dale, Lowndes, Henry 
Land*11 January 1858SESE Section 4/ Township 5-N Range 26-E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Purchased 160 acres of public land from the Elba Land Office, through a land patent, at $.25 an acre for a total of $40. His application and payment for purchase were dated October 19, 1855, from the record on file at National Archives. Referenced to the St Stephens Meridian:
SESE Section 4/ Township 5-N Range 26-E;
W½SW 3/ 5-N 26-E;
SWNW 3/ 5-N 26-E.

Land Patents were issued in Dale County to Josiah Balkcom (son of Wiley) and Wiley Balkcom on the same day.20,21 
Occupation*1860Dale County, Alabama, USA; farmer22 
Census*23 July 1860Mary (Polly) Murphy; Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcom", head, age 53, farming, born in NC, real estate value $1500, personal estate $700.

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

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

Complete household:
"James Balkcom" as above;
"Mary Balkcom", age 44, born in NC, read/write no;
"Selista J. Balkcom", female age 20, born Georgia, read/write yes;
"Benjamin Balkcom", age 17, laborer, born Georgia, read/write yes;
"Ivey Balkcom", male age 14, born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Brantley Balkcom", male age 12 born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Albert Balkcom", age 10, born Alabama, read/write yes;
"Delilah Balkcom, female age 8, born Alabama, attending school, read/write yes;
"Pricilla Balkcom", female age 6, born Alabama, attending school;
"Neissa Balkcom", female age 4, born Alabama;
"Ransom Balkcom", male age 3, born Alabama;
"Joseph D. Balkcom", male age 19, farm laborer, born Alabama, read/write yes;
"Cinda Balkcom", female age 18 born Alabama, read/write yes (Joseph's wife);
"James A. Balkcom", age 23, school teacher, born Georgia, read/write yes (note: he was listed last in the large household even though the oldest. Birth dates and states support that he was the oldest child of James and Mary).

Families living close by were Kirkland, Deal, Lee, Riley, Woodham.23 
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin J. Balkcom
Resident: Ivey Balkcom
Resident: Joseph D. Balkcom
Resident: Brantley Balkcom
Resident: Albert Balkcom
Resident: Delilah Balkcom
Resident: Priscilla Balkcom
Resident: Neissa Balkcom
Resident: Ransom Balkcom
Resident: James Arnold Balkcom
Resident: Lucinda Deal
(Neighbor) Census23 July 1860(Head of Household) John William Balkcom; Newton Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John W. Balkcom", age 22, farmer, living with new wife (married within the year) Nancy age 19, born Georgia, in household next to parents 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 the house may be been on James' and Mary's farm. He was listed with $75 personal estate.

Other families in the neighborhood were Kirkland, Deal, Lee, Riley, Woodham.24,25 
Military*10 February 1864Benjamin J. Balkcom; Company A 37 Reg, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Jas Balkcum, father", appears on a Register of Claims of deceased Officers and Soldiers from Alabama which were filed for settlement of the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the War Department. The claim was on behalf of deceased soldier "B. K. Balcom".26 
Census*1866Mary (Polly) Murphy; T 5N, R 26E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Alabama State Census.
"James Balkcom", males 1 u10, 2 10-20, 2 o20; females 1 u10, 2 10-20, 2 o20.
Adjacent households were son James Arnold, daughter-in-law Lucinda Balkcom, and son Brantley Balkcom.27 
Voter List*8 August 1867Precinct 9, Election District 5, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Balkcom" appeared on the Dale County voter registration list as registering to vote on this date.

History
The Alabama 1867 voter registration records were created as a direct result of a Reconstruction Act passed by the United States Congress on March 23, 1867. The act required the commanding officer in each military district to hold, before September 1, 1867, a registration of all male citizens, 21 years and older, in each county who were also qualified to vote and who had taken the loyalty oath. (See www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/history/constitutions/1868/1868enablinginst.html for full text of the act.) Each registrant visited the local registration office, took the oath, and was listed in the Voter Registration record.28 
Occupation1870farmer, hatter 
Cen-Agr*1870Dale County, Alabama, USA; In the 1970 Federal Census for agriculture, "James Balcum" was listed in Beat #9 with 100 acres improved land and 340 acres woodland. Farm value was $500, machinery and implements $30. 2 horses, 5 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 5 other cattle, 18 sheep, 5 swine, total value $500. 400 bushels indian corn, 1 bale cotton (400#), 12# wool, 20 bushels peas and beans, 40 gals molasses. Value of home manufacturing $150, value of animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter $185.
Future in-law families Bryant Baldwin and Nancy Mathews were on the same census page29 
(Head of Household) Census27 July 1870(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.30 
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Neighbor: Albert Balkcom
Resident: Delilah Balkcom
Resident: Priscilla Balkcom
Resident: J. A. Balkcom
Resident: James Hezakiah Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin Middleton Balkcom
(Head of Household) Census*22 June 1880(Resident) 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.31 
Resident: Colista Jane Balkcom
Resident: Joanna Balkcom
Resident: Benjamin Middleton Balkcom
Land12 February 18815N/26E, Section 4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; James (believed James E. but conceivably James K., son of Wiley) bought 40 acres. Purchase price was $1.25 an acre, totalling about $40.00. Purchase was under the Homestead Act of Congress of 1862, entitled "An act to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain." The land was adjacent to land James E. already owned in the section. Wiley and son Josiah had land nearby from 1858 purchases. It seems unlikely that this is James K. since he doesn't appear in a Dale County Census after 1850.

James Balkcom applied for this land December 27, 1873 under application No 5790. In the application, he asserted that he was over age 20, head of family. He marked out the phrase on the application "that I have a bonafide improvement and reside on the tract applied for". Note that James corrected the spelling of his last name from "Balcom" to "Balkcom" on the documents.20,32 
(Witness) Death24 February 1886Mary (Polly) Murphy; Dale County, Alabama, USA33,34 
Death*24 November 1887Dale County, Alabama, USA3 
Witness: Brantley Balkcom
Burial*November 1887Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "God Gave, He took, He will restore, He doeth all things well"35,36

Citations

  1. [S448] AncestryDNA, Autosomal DNA Match (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, Test Dates 2016), match on chromosome 15 (20.3 cM), predicted 5th-8th cousin, with a descendant of John Balkcum b. 1816, descendancy based on the tree supplied by the match which is unverified. Hereinafter cited as Autosomal DNA Match.
  2. [S423] 23andMe, Autosomal DNA Matches (Mountain View, California: 23andMe, Test Dates 2015), matches on chromosomes 1 (9.6 cM) with a descendant of Margaret Balkcum, chromosome 20 (15.5 cM) with a descendant of Mary Eliza Balkcum, and chromosome 22 (12.3 cM) with a family who descend from both Mary Eliza Balkcum and Margaret Balkcum (all cited matches also match each other). Hereinafter cited as Autosomal DNA Matches.
  3. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Jerry Balkcom, held in files.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 61, Precinct 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S240] Oscar M. Bizzell and Virginia L. Bizzell, compiler, A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes (Post Office Box 384, Newton Grove, NC 28366: The Sampson County Historical Society, 1995), 1820-1830. Hereinafter cited as A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes.
  6. [S453] Sampson County North Carolina Deeds - Originals: Book 22, Page 354, Sampson County Register of Deeds, www.sampsonrod.org. Hereinafter cited as Sampson County Deeds.
  7. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, Newsletter December 1984, http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb/Balkcom/Web%20Pages/BolkcomNL/bolkcom_newletters.htm, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  8. [S394] Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist Blog, http://legalgenealogist.com/, "The Avuncular Guardian", Posted on March 2, 2015     . Hereinafter cited as Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist Blog.
  9. [S370] Court of Ordinary, Thomas County, Georgia - Marriages Book A, 1826-1837, 1837, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  10. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Balkcom plot includes Murphy's, adjacent to James and Mary Balkcom, Jerry Balkcom.
  11. [S37] International Genealogical Index (R), online http://www.familysearch.org, 1997, Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997, Family History Library.
  12. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, GA, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  13. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  14. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1840, Georgia Archives.
  15. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, Georgia, page 238, image pg 21, Ancestry.com.
  16. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, Georgia. Online at:
    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/lowndes/census/cens1840.txt, Ancestry.com.
  17. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), refers to GA census, and lists Brooks County rather than Lowndes County. Incorrect, since Brooks County was not created until 1858. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  18. [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.
  19. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1844, Georgia Archives.
  20. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  21. [S220] National Archives - Land Records, National Archives and Records Administration.
  22. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 565, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  23. [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.
  24. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Newton Post Office, Census pg 68, ancestry.com image pg 70, Ancestry.com.
  25. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadf.
  26. [S139] Civil War Service Records, Alabama, 37th Infantry Regiment, online at www.fold3.com, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  27. [S362] Alabama State Census 1866, www.ancestry.com, Dale County, pg 41. Hereinafter cited as Alabama State Census 1866.
  28. [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.
  29. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Non-Population Schedule, Agricultural, Dale County, Alabama Beat #9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  30. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 225A, ancestry.com image pg 13, Ancestry.com.
  31. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Reynolds District, page 642c, hh 2, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  32. [S220] National Archives - Land Records, Homestead Affidavit, signed receipt, Signed Statement by James Balkcom of eligibility for Homestead Land, National Archives and Records Administration.
  33. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, Tombstone, Jerry Balkcom.
  34. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978.
  35. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama, James Balkcom, Jerry Balkcom.
  36. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.
  37. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com.
  38. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  39. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfe.
  40. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  41. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale County, AL. Page 642c (stamped), 35 (written), Enumeration District 64 (Reynolds), image page 35, Ancestry.com.

James Franklin Balkcom1,2

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

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Twiggs Co, GA. Page 163, image 12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James Hezakiah Balkcom1,2

#532, b. circa 1856
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited29 Apr 2008
RelationshipGranduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James E. Balkcom b. 7 Jan 1807, d. 24 Nov 1887
Mother*Mary (Polly) Murphy b. 1814, d. 24 Feb 1886
Birth*circa 1856Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census27 July 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.3 
Marriage*circa 1878Permelia (?)4 
Land*16 March 18855N/26E, Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Hezakiah bought 40 acres in Section 35 in 1885. The land was in the same area as Josiah Balkcom and James E. Balkcom land.2 

Citations

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

James J. Balkcom1

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

Citations

  1. [S153] Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868, Courthouse Henry County Alabama, Henry County, Alabama, USA. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Henry County, Ala., 1822-1868.
  2. [S42] Web, http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Ealhenry/marrgroom.htm

James K. Balkcom

#492, b. circa 1834, d. 20 September 1863
Last Edited21 Sep 2018
Father*Wiley Balkcom1 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1834North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census21 November 1850Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Southern Division, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkum", head, age 51, farmer, born North Carolina, real estate value $75;
"Esther M. Balkum", age 41, born in North Carolina, read/write no;
"Josiah Balkum", age 20, farm laborer, born in North Carolina;
"Anna J. Balkum", age 18, born in North Carolina;
"James K. Balkum", age 16, born in North Carolina, farm laborer, attending school;
"Elizabeth Balkum", age 14, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Mitchell Balkum", age 11, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Harriet Balkum", age 9, born in Georgia, attending school;
"Madison L. Balkum", age 6, male, born in Georgia;
"Martha Balkum", age 3, born in Alabama;
"Ritty Mashburn", female age 70, born in North Carolina.1 
Comment*1860J. K. Balkcom; A JK Balcom (assigned #1556 in this database) appears in the Henry Co 1860 census, and James K Balkcom (#492) appears in the 1850 Dale County census. Possibly the same person. 
Military*from May 1862 to 1863Alabama, USA; "James K. Balkcom" enlisted at Clopton as a Private in CSA 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Co H. The unit was organized at Opelika in May 1862 with men from Barbour, Henry, Pike, Russell, and Walker counties. He was listed in records as Battalion Sharpshooter. He was reassigned to the newly formed 17th Alabama Infantry Battalion, Sharpshooters in Co. "B", organized 21 June 1862, by transfers from the 39th Alabama, and appeared on a register of prisoners of war and then of exchanged prisoners of war (23 January 1863). This unit disappeared from the records in August 1864, with members apparently returning to their original units. His last recorded rank was Sergeant.2,3,4,5 
Death*20 September 1863C. S. A. Army, Company B, 1st Battallion, Tennessee, USA; James Balkcom was killed in action at the Battle of Chicamauga. His widow filed a widows's application for pension in 1894 stating facts about his service.6 
Parent: Wiley Balkcom
Parent: Esther M. Mashburn

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999- . Box, Extraction # & Record #1299, 1300, 1312., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  3. [S50] Researcher Dr. Kenneth W. "Ken" Jones, http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/
  4. [S436] Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database, online at www.nps.gov, National Park Service.
  5. [S435] Civil War Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, 17th Alabama Infantry Regiment, online at www.fold3.com, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  6. [S225] Confederate Pension Files, Alabama, [www.ancestry.com] and, online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/ge.html, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

James Monroe Balkcom1

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

Citations

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

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

James Tarrell Balkcom1,2

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

Family

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

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

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S337] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com, Sept 12, 1918, online at www.ancestry.com, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  3. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S337] World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.

James Terry Balkcom1,2

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

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

Citations

  1. [S44] Mount Pisgah Cemetery Census and Tombstone Transcripts , www.snowhill.com/~library/Cemeteries%20of%20Dale%20
    County/a.cemetery.mount.pisgah.html , Ozark - Dale County Public Library.
  2. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

James Walter Balkcom1,2

#530, b. 21 August 1868, d. 20 September 1949
Last Edited20 Sep 2018
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox1 b. 18 Oct 1850

Family

Martha Truett b. c 1886
Marriage*circa 1902Martha Truett5 
Children 1.Harry Balkcom9 b. c 1903
 2.Thomas Watson Balkcom9 b. c 1906, d. 9 Oct 2009
 3.Frances Balkcom5 b. c 1910, d. 29 Sep 1994
 4.Helen Balkcom5 b. c 1918, d. 6 Jan 2003
Birth*21 August 1868Alabama, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census28 July 1870(Head of Household) Madison Larkin Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "M. L. Balkcum" age 26, farmer, born in Georgia, living with wife and a son. He had assets listed at $200 (real estate) and $100 (personal).
"E. P." age 19, keeps house, born ga;
"J.W." age 1, born al.1 
(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. Family:
Emma P., wife age 29, housekeeping born Georgia, parents born Georgia; James w., son age 12, attending school, born Alabama; Martha M., daughter age 8, born Alabama; Mary C., daughter age 7, born Alabama; Braxton B., son age 4, born Alabama; Charlie, son age 1, born Alabama; Maria Balcom, mother age 70, born NC, parents born NC (this is no doubt Esther M. Mashburn).3 
(Resident) Census17 June 1900(Head of Household) Madison Larkin Balkcom; 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;
"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.
Brantley and Roseann (Brannon) Balkcom were neighbors (next census page).4 
Marriage*circa 1902Martha Truett5 
Occupation*1907Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Postmaster,
"Jas. W. Balkcom, PM, $777"6 
(Head of Household) Census19 January 1920Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; J. W. Balkcom, head, age 51, dentist, with family:
Mattie, wife age 34; Harvy, son age 17; Thomas W., son age 13; Francis, daughter age 10, Hellen, daughter age 2.
Adjacent household M. E. Balkcom female age 64 and her step daughter Pauline Balkcom age 84.7 
Resident: Martha Truett
Resident: Frances Balkcom
Resident: Helen Balkcom
(Head of Household) Census*10 April 1930Dale County, Alabama, USA; Walter Balkcom, head age 61, farmer, born Alabama, with family:
Mattie, wife age 44, born Alabama; Frances, daughter age 20;, Helen, daughter age 12.
Walter's brother William and family lived nearby.5 
Resident: Martha Truett
Resident: Frances Balkcom
Resident: Helen Balkcom
Neighbor: William S. Balkcom
Death*20 September 1949Dale County, Alabama, USA2,8 

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. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, Enum District 23-6, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [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.
  7. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, Precinct #4, Enum Dist #88, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S138] Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959, , Vol 36, certificate 17501, Dale County, death certificate for James Walter Balkcom, 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.
  9. [S416] Ancestry Database, ancestry.com, Public Trees. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Database.

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 1880(Head of Household) James E. Balkcom, (Resident) 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 Edited31 Oct 2018
Father*Ichabod Balcom I2 b. 26 Jan 1740, d. 2 Jun 1789
Mother*Sarah H. Boyd2 b. a 1735

Family

Children 1.Tombsin Balkcom4,18 b. bt 1795 - 1800, d. s 1812
 2.Wiley Balkcom+4,18 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Name VariationBalcom2 
Journal*Hester (?); John and Hester Balkcom 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 who lived in Rhode Island in the mid to late 1600s. While there is no known direct proof of that, 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 was a hatter by trade. He married Hester (maiden name unknown) 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 age 15, 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. Federal census takers for Sampson County mostly used "Balkcom", while county clerks who wrote local records used "Balkcum". The Balkcoms, like most in rural America, were not reading or writing and would not have shown a preference. By the mid-1850s most of the Georgia and Alabama Balkcoms used "Balkcom", although "Balkum" was used by one branch.

A note on the Balkcom land: John's land was in two counties, southwest Duplin County near Rockfish Creek and adjacent southeast Sampson County. He was active in land deals, in 1798-1801 selling 232 acres in one location and buying 332 acres. On his death in 1803 he had around 450 adjacent acres, with the house and possibly 100+ acres in Sampson County, and the larger part in Duplin County. It was located in the Taylors Bridge community north of Harrells.

A note on my link to Hester and John Balkcom: My ancestor James E. Balkcom was born in1807, four years after John's death. My family's DNA matches with several of Hester's descendants strongly suggests, without conclusive proof, that Hester was James' mother with father unknown, but possibly a local Bowen or Merritt man. James was closely associated with John Balkcom's son Wiley throughout their lives but whether there was a biological relationship is unknown. At most they may have been half brothers.3 
Birth*between 1755 and 17744,5 
Census*1790not found 
Marriage*say 1794It is possible that John had a marriage before Hester, and that this wife was the mother of Tombsin and Wiley, known children of John. I give an estimated date of this marriage based on birthdates of Tombsin and Wiley. 
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 
Occupation*Hatter
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." Land records in Sampson County identify John as a hatter.4 
Landbetween 1798 and 1800Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; John Balkcom had several land transactions in this period (note, these summaries are inconsistent in some cases with the actual deeds, also included here in detail):
- 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 
Land12 May 1798Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached deed)
John Goff of Duplin County sold 232 acres to John Balkcom of Sampson County for 150 "pounds special (possibly specie)". The land was identified as "on the west side of the road beginning at the river bank between a water oak and maple. Daniel Hicks corner .............. Jonathon Parkers line ..."
Witnesses Jon Parker and John Mathis8,9
Event15 May 1798Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; recorded as witness in deed transfer of 6 acres from John Goff to Jonathan Parker,9 
Event12 November 1798Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; fined for not attending as a juryman when summoned,9 
Land*21 December 1798Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; (See attached deed copies)
Elias James sold 450 acres to John Balkcom.
"Elias James of Duplin County, planter, [to] John Bolcom of Sampson (Hatter) ... for 200 specie pounds curent money of the state of North Carolina ... parecel of land ... in Duplin and Sampson Counties ... land where Elias James now lives ... said land granted to William Knowles ... fell by kinship to his brother John Knowles and sold by John Knowles to Clifton Bowen and from Clifton Bowen to Samuel West and from Samuel West to Elias James [land description] ... containing 200 acres. Also one other parcel joining the above in Duplin and Sampson Counties on the branches of Rockfish ... Francis Blake's corner ... Johnson's corner ... Isham Sellars' line ... Jacob Powell's line ... Jno Goff's line ... 250 acres ..."
Witnessed by Dan Alderman10,9
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.11,12,13,14 
Land15 May 1799Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; The sale was for 232 acres to Elias James, proved by Tabatha Parker.9 
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 (inferred wf Hester), 2 males under age 10 (Wiley age 2, other unknown), and 2 females under 10 (Tombsin age 2, other unknown, possibly Nancy who was daughter of Hester).
Adjacent to household of Timothy Murphy.15 
Witness: Hester (?)
Witness: Wiley Balkcom
Witness: Tombsin Balkcom
Event19 October 1801Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; appointed "Overseer of Road in room of William Swetman & have same District & hands"11 
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 Bob Bolkcom 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.11 
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."16,17 
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.16 
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.18 
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 Archives19 

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. [S453] Sampson County North Carolina Deeds - Originals: Book 11, Page 47, Sampson County Register of Deeds, www.sampsonrod.org. Hereinafter cited as Sampson County Deeds.
  9. [S240] Oscar M. Bizzell and Virginia L. Bizzell, A Portrait of Nineteenth Century Sampson County as revealed by Sampson County Court Minutes, 1995.
  10. [S454] Duplin County North Carolina Deeds - Originals: Book K19, Page 539, Duplin County Register of Deeds, www.www.duplinrod.com. Hereinafter cited as Duplin County North Carolina Deeds.
  11. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 5, 1798-1803, Duke University Libraries.
  12. [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.
  13. [S104] Bass, compiler, Sampson County North Carolina Wills (n.p.: n.pub., 1958). Hereinafter cited as Sampson County North Carolina Wills.
  14. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  15. [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.
  16. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 6, 1803-1805, Duke University Libraries.
  17. [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.
  18. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 7, 1805-1809, Duke University Libraries.
  19. [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+2,11 b. c 1828, d. 14 May 1888
 2.Lemon Balkum12,2 b. c 1833
 3.Aaron Balkum13 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. 
Legal*1 July 1844Henry County, Alabama, USA; the Circuit Court of Henry County declared judgment in favor of Howell C. Chitty against John Balkcom for $77.49, for liens laid on some land in Section 29 Township 8 Range 28, directing sale of the land at public auction.9 
Death*before 1850Henry County, Alabama, USA10,1 

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. [S364] Recorded Deeds Alabama , Henry County, Deed Book C page 465, LDS Film 1302306, Circuit Court Judgment against John Balkcom, Family History Library.
  10. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, 1978, compiled by Mrs. Sara Newton Carroll.
  11. [S121] Researcher R. Slay.
  12. [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.
  13. [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 William E. Mathews and Ann Nancy Preston
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. 4 Jun 1926

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+22 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
(Head of Household) 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
(Head of Household) 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
(Head of Household) 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" 
(Head of Household) 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
(Head of Household) 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
Obituary2 September 1948Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA19
Burial*September 1948Erick Cemetery, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; John is buried in Section 2, Row 12, #0140.20
Probate15 July 1950Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA21 

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, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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. [S384] Newspaper Beckham County Democrat, (Erick, Oklahoma:, Obituary of John Ira Balkcom, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA.
  20. [S62] Cemetery Records, http://www.interment.net, http://www.rootsweb.com. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  21. [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.
  22. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com.

John Mitchell Balkcom1,2

#398, b. circa 1839, d. 10 April 1862
Last Edited21 Sep 2018
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 1862"John M. Balkum", 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment Company G, died in service, cause disease. John was identified as enlisting on 2/28/1962, age 21, a farmer, single, residence Goline, Alabama.
[The Goline reference supports that this person is actually John Mitchell Balkcom, son of Wiley and Esther Balkcom. Another of their sons was appointed postmaster of Goline, which today does not exist.]10 
Parent: Wiley Balkcom
Parent: Esther M. Mashburn

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.
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