LaFayette Balkcom

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

Citations

  1. [S40] Confederate Pension and Record Department. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. 7 vols., www.ancestry.com, Historical Data Systems, comp. American Civil War Regiments. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA. Reference Abbreviation: GARosterC

    Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 - Historical Data Systems Inc. P.O. Box 196 Kingston, MA 02364. Hereinafter cited as Confederate Pension and Record Department. Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865.
  2. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999- . Box, Extraction # & Record #2508., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  3. [S130] Web Site, Quitman County, Georgia; USGenWeb, http://home.earthlink.net/~bwjohnson/quit_mn.htm, Muster Roll of Company B, 12th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, Quitman County, Georgia.
  4. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, message board submission. Hereinafter cited as RootsWeb.

Laura L. Balkcom1

#902, b. 8 May 1884
Last Edited7 Jan 2001
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox1 b. 18 Oct 1850
Birth*8 May 18841 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.

Leola Balkcom1

#1840, b. December 1891
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited14 Jun 2016
RelationshipAunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Brantley Balkcom1,2 b. Nov 1847, d. a 1921
Mother*Roseann Brannon1,2 b. 9 Jan 1849, d. 4 Jun 1926
Birth*December 1891Alabama, USA; Social Security Application (transcribed index only) has her born 20 Dec 1890 in Echola, Alabama. That may be a transcription error and the birth place was likely Echo Alabama.1,2 
(Resident) Census17 June 1900(Head of Household) Brantley Balkcom, (Resident) Roseann Brannon; ED 61, Precinct 4 Newton, Part of, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Brantly Balkcom", head of household, age 52, born April 1847, married to Rosana 34 years, born Alabama, both parents born North Carolina, occupation woodworker, 4 months unemployed, reading, writing, renting a house;
"Rosana Balkcom", wife age 51, born Jan 1849, married 34 years, born Alabama, parents born SC, mother of 13, 8 living, read/write yes;
"Elizabeth Balkcom", daughter age 22, born April 1878, keeping house, single, read/write yes, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Leola Balkcom", daughter age 8, born Dec 1891, born Alabama, parents born Alabama, read/write yes.

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

Citations

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

Leota Balkcom1

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

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

Citations

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

Lucinda Ann Balkcom1,2

#1644, b. 6 January 1837, d. 26 April 1889
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*6 January 1837Georgia, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*4 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; female age 13, born in GA, attending school2 
Witness: James Balkcom
Death*26 April 18891,2 

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.

Lucy Emma Balkcom1

#1838, b. April 1885
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited18 Feb 2002
RelationshipAunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Brantley Balkcom1 b. Nov 1847, d. a 1921
Mother*Roseann Brannon1 b. 9 Jan 1849, d. 4 Jun 1926
Birth*April 1885Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census4 June 1900(Head of Household) John Ira Balkcom, (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.1 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, AL 1900, Enum Dist 55, image pg 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

M. A. Balkcom1

#931, b. circa 1845
Last Edited16 Mar 2010
Birth*circa 1845Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*20 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Clapton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; a 25 year old female, born Alabama. She was living in household of C. (L. Truet) age 58 and wife, farmers. Close by was the J. E. Branan family.1 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 262B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

M. B. Balkcom1

#950, b. circa 1869
Last Edited12 Dec 2001
Mother*Lucinda Deal1 b. 27 Jun 1842, d. 14 Aug 1920
Birth*circa 1869Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census26 June 1870Lucinda Deal, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Barnes Crossroads, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "L. Balkcum", head, female age 25, keeping house, born in Alabama, $100 personal assets. She and family lived adjacent to James Arnold Balkcom and family.

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

Citations

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

M. E. Balkcom1

#948, b. circa 1862
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited19 Feb 2017
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Joseph D. Balkcom1 b. c 1841, d. c 1864
Mother*Lucinda Deal1 b. 27 Jun 1842, d. 14 Aug 1920
Birth*circa 1862Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census26 June 1870Lucinda Deal, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Barnes Crossroads, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "L. Balkcum", head, female age 25, keeping house, born in Alabama, $100 personal assets. She and family lived adjacent to James Arnold Balkcom and family.

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

Citations

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

Madison Larkin Balkcom1,2

#399, b. 24 June 1844, d. 28 January 1915
Last Edited11 Jun 2016
Father*Wiley Balkcom3 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1 b. s 1809

Family

Emma Pauline Cox b. 18 Oct 1850
Marriage*before 1868Emma Pauline Cox13,14 
Children 1.James Walter Balkcom13 b. 21 Aug 1868, d. 20 Sep 1949
 2.Martha M. Balkcom14 b. 28 Jul 1871, d. 17 Jul 1915
 3.Mary C. Balkcom14 b. 23 Dec 1873, d. 12 Mar 1965
 4.Braxton B. Balkcom+14 b. 27 May 1876, d. 25 Jun 1946
 5.William S. Balkcom b. 7 Dec 1878, d. 1950
 6.Charlie Balkcom15 b. c 1879
 7.Flora E. Balkcom14 b. 7 Jun 1881, d. 11 Sep 1915
 8.Laura L. Balkcom14 b. 8 May 1884
 9.Emma Pauline Balkcom14 b. 25 Aug 1886, d. 20 Nov 1945
 10.J. M. Balkcom14 b. 14 Mar 1889, d. 22 Sep 1889
Birth*24 June 1844Lowndes County, Georgia, USA3,4,5,6,7 
(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.8 
(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).3 
Description*"fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes, 5 ft 8 in tall"9 
Military*15 August 1862Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "M. L. Balkom" enlisted at age 18 in the CSA 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment Company G (Henry County), as a Private, single, farmer. A. In Fredericksburg and Suffolk engagements, captured at Gettysburg (July 2, 1863) and never exchanged. He was paroled from Fort Delaware on 15th June 1865. Oates describes the facts of his service, then oddly goes on: "After the war he became a dentist, and practiced at Newton and Dothan. In politics he was a Populist, and always my political enemy. ...."10,2,6,11 
Occupation*after 1865Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; dentist, practicing in Dothan and Newton12,2 
Marriage*before 1868Emma Pauline Cox13,14 
Cen-Head*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 26, farmer, born in Georgia, living with wife and a son. He had assets listed at $200 (real estate) and $100 (personal).13 
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870Emma Pauline Cox, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; 19 years old, living with husband and son.13 
(Witness) Cen-Enum28 July 1870James Walter Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 1, living with parents13 
Name Variation1880A. L. Balcom15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Esther M. Mashburn, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Maria Balcom", mother of A. L. Balcom (likely Madison Balkcom) age 35, Maria white, widow, age 70, born in NC, parents born in NC. Maria must be the same as Esther M., but can't be sure.15 
Census*17 June 1880AL 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.15 
Resident: Emma Pauline Cox
Resident: James Walter Balkcom
Resident: Martha M. Balkcom
Resident: Mary C. Balkcom
Resident: Braxton B. Balkcom
Resident: Charlie Balkcom
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Emma Pauline Cox, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Emma P. Balcom", age 29, wife of M. L., housekeeping, not reading or writing, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880James Walter Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James W. Balcom", age 12, son, attending school, born in Alabama, parents born in Georgia.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Martha M. Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Martha M. Balcom",age 8, daughter, born in Alabama.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Mary C. Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Mary C. Balcom", age 7, daughter, born in Alabama.15 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Braxton B. Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, page 607A, HH118, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Braxton B. Balcom", age 4, son, born in Alabama.16 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Charlie Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Charlie Balcom", age 1, son, born in Alabama.15 
Misc*15 October 1887Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; advertised services as a dental surgeon in the newspaper Newton Messenger17 
Marriage*1892Martha L. (?); This was Madison's second marriage12 
Association*1900Brantley Balkcom; Dale County, Alabama, USA; lived near each other in 1900 census 
(Head of Household) Census*17 June 1900(Resident) Martha L. (?); ED 61, Precinct 4 Newton, Part of, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Madison Balkcom" head of household, age 55, born May 1844 in Georgia, parents born in South Carolina. He was listed as married for 8 years, occupation "D.S. and farmer", employed the whole year, reading and writing. He owned a farm, free of mortgage.
Household:
"Martha L", wife age 45, born April 1855 in Georgia, parents born South Carolina, married 8 years, no children (so second marriage given household children);
"James W", son age 24, born 1873 in Alabama, parents born Georgia, single, dentist;
"Braxton B", son age 24, born May 1876 in Alabama, parents born Georgia, day laborer;
"Emma P", daughter age 12, born Sept 1887 in Alabama, parents born Georgia, in school.12 
Resident: James Walter Balkcom
Resident: Braxton B. Balkcom
Resident: Emma Pauline Balkcom
Description*12 June 1901Wiley Balkcom; Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; M. L. Balkcom wrote to M. C. Balkcom of Macon, GA as follows: "Yours of the tenth at hand, will give you my ancestry as far back as I know. My father Wiley Balkcom was a native of North Carolina and of Irish descent. His father was named John Balkcom. I have often heard him speak of Alexander, Peyton, and Ichabud Balkcom. Whit Balkcom and Alex his brother lived in Henry Co, AL. Judson and Leg Balkcom lived in Florida. I could give you more but they are too numerous, it would take up too much time. There is one of Jeff Balkcom's sons in Walton Co FL, if you wish to write to him at Union, FL. I can't give you his initials but address him Budd Balkom. That's the way he spells his name. I have always spelled my name just like you do. Whit's family spells their name Balkum. Hoping to hear from you soon."18 
Residence*1907Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA5,6 
Death*28 January 1915Dale County, Alabama, USA4,19 
Burial*January 1915Newton City Cemetery, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; which is located on Killebrew Street.4 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553
    ., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S47] Oates, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S31] Confederate Veterans Buried in Dale County Alabama, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt. Hereinafter cited as Confederates Buried Dale County.
  5. [S51] Randy's Dale County Alabama History Home Page, Census of Confederate Soldiers Residing in Dale County in 1907, Compiler Randy Ray, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/
  6. [S188] Unknown compiler, compiler, Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers, Cullman and Dale Counties (Cullman, Alabama: Greegath Company, 1982). Hereinafter cited as Alabama 1907 Census of Confederate Soldiers.
  7. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 61, Precinct 4, image 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  9. [S435] Civil War Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. at the end of the war, online at www.fold3.com, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  10. [S31] Confederates Buried Dale County, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1767/Homer.txt
  11. [S235] Alabama Civil War Service Records, online at http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  12. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 61, Precinct 4, image 3, Ancestry.com.
  13. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 192B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  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. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 607A, HH118, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  16. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, Ancestry.com.
  17. [S280] Newspaper Newton Messenger, (Dale County, Alabama:, online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ganews/index.htm
  18. [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.
  19. [S138] Alabama Death Index, 1908-1959, , Vol 8, certificate 187, 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.

Mae Estelle Balkcom1

#18, b. 10 October 1897, d. 19 March 1989
Mae Balkcom Wells c1945
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 Edited10 Jul 2016
RelationshipSister 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

Family

William Lowell Wells b. 17 Dec 1898, d. 15 Feb 1969
Marriage*1 October 1919William Lowell Wells; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA5,9 
Children 1.Wilford G. Wells5 b. 30 Aug 1920, d. 25 Oct 2007
 2.Wayne Wells5 b. c 1922, d. 1941
 3.Lola Mae Wells5 b. 16 May 1926, d. 7 Feb 2006
 4.Lillie Jo Wells b. 28 Jul 1929, d. 3 Mar 2009
Birth*10 October 1897Daleville, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Note researcher has Oct 10 1899 as birth. Census is inconsistent: 1900 census has 1897 date shown here. Age in 1920 census 22, in 1930 31. Headstone has October 10, 1898.2,3,4,5,6 
(Resident) Census4 June 1900(Head of Household) John Ira Balkcom, (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.1 
(Witness) Residence1902Ida Lucinda Baldwin, John Ira Balkcom; 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) Residencecirca 1906John Ira Balkcom, Ida 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. 
(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.8 
Married Name1 October 1919Wells 
Marriage*1 October 1919William Lowell Wells; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA5,9 
(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.10 
Census*11 April 1930(Head of Household) William Lowell Wells; Erick Township excluding Erick Town, hh121, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup District 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; see attached census page -
"W. L. Wells", head, male age 31, living on a farm, born in Texas, parents born in Texas, farmer, age 22 at marriage;
"May Wells", female age 31, married at age 22, born in Alabama, parents born in Alabama;
"Welford Wells", male age 9, born in Oklahoma, father born in Texas, mother in Alabama;
"Wayne Wells", male age 7, born in Oklahoma, father born in Texas, mother in Alabama;
"Lolamae Wells", female age 3 11/12, born in Oklahoma, father born in Texas, mother in Alabama.5
Resident: Wilford G. Wells
Resident: Wayne Wells
Resident: Lola Mae Wells
Census9 April 1940(Head of Household) William Lowell Wells; 102 Pine Avenue, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; see attached census page -
"Lowell W. Wells, head, age 42, renting, monthly rent $5, birth state unknown, reported having lived in Erick in 1935;
May E. Wells, wife, age 42;
Wilford Wells, son, age 19, single, working as attendant at gasoline filling station;
Wayne Wells, son, age 17;
Lola Mae Wells, daughter, age13;
Lillie Jo Wells, daughter, age 10."

Lowell and Mae Wells lived two blocks from Mae's brother Euel Balkcom and his family.11
Resident: Lillie Jo Wells
Resident: Wilford G. Wells
Resident: Wayne Wells
Resident: Lola Mae Wells
Neighbor: Euel E. Balkcom
(Witness) Death30 August 1948John Ira Balkcom; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 
(Witness) Death14 May 1958Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2 
Death*19 March 1989Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2,6 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, AL 1900, Enum Dist 55, image pg 4, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S58] Researcher Lola McTaggart.
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, AL Enum Dist 55, 1900, image pg 4, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham County, OK, 1920, Enum Dist 9, Sheet 7A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 11, stamped pg 174, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S381] Webmaster Gloria B. Mayfield, Cemetery Records of Texas and Oklahoma (Web: http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/), Erick City Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records of Texas and Oklahoma.
  7. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, ancestry.com image pg 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  9. [S323] Marriage Records of Beckham County, Oklahoma, Marriage Books 4-6: Book 5 pg 71, http://www.rootsweb.com/~okbeckha/marriages/marr456.txt, Web - Rootsweb, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Beckham Co. Oklahoma.
  10. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham Co, OK, Enum Dist 9, sheet 7A, image 13, Ancestry.com.
  11. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick city, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Marcus Cicero Balkcom1,2

#1649, b. 11 February 1849, d. 24 February 1930
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*11 February 1849Twiggs County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*4 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 2, born in GA2 
Witness: James Balkcom
Death*24 February 19301 

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.

Marquis de Lafayette Balkcom1

#444, b. 16 January 1840, d. 26 April 1921
Last Edited15 Dec 2001
Father*James Balkcom1,2 b. 3 Sep 1810, d. 21 Apr 1873
Mother*Nancy Burden2,1 b. c 1814, d. 29 Jul 1854
Birth*16 January 1840USA1 
Cen-Enum*4 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 10, attending school2 
Witness: James Balkcom
Military*8 May 1862Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; Confederate Army|| He enlisted as a Corporal listing his home residence as Twiggs County, Georgia. Citation 1 says he served in the Georgia Transferred C Co. 4th Inf Reg. GA, and says he was promoted to Full 1st Sergt on 26 August 1861, obviously a date error compared to enlistment date. The same citation lists another LaFayette Balkcom, from Jones County Georgia, with exactly the same unit and promotion date information. Citation 2 lists only one Lafayette Balkcom from the South, in the same unit, but inducted as a Private and discharged at the rank of Private.3,4,1 
Death*26 April 1921USA1 

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.
  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.
  4. [S43] Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999- . Box, Extraction # & Record #2508., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

Marshal Welborn Balkcom1

#1180
Last Edited29 Jan 2001
Name VariationBalkcomb1 

Citations

  1. [S135] Max Tatum, compiler, Randolph County, Georgia Marriage Records, 1828-1922.). Hereinafter cited as Randolph County, Georgia Marriage Records.

Martha Balkcom1

#894, b. circa 1847
Last Edited7 Jan 2001
Father*Wiley Balkcom1 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1847Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census21 November 1850Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Southern Division, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkum", head, age 51, farmer, born North Carolina, real estate value $75;
"Esther M. Balkum", age 41, born in North Carolina, read/write no;
"Josiah Balkum", age 20, farm laborer, born in North Carolina;
"Anna J. Balkum", age 18, born in North Carolina;
"James K. Balkum", age 16, born in North Carolina, farm laborer, attending school;
"Elizabeth Balkum", age 14, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Mitchell Balkum", age 11, attending school, born in Georgia;
"Harriet Balkum", age 9, born in Georgia, attending school;
"Madison L. Balkum", age 6, male, born in Georgia;
"Martha Balkum", age 3, born in Alabama;
"Ritty Mashburn", female age 70, born in North Carolina.1 

Citations

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

Martha E. "Mattie" Balkcom1,2

#1569, b. 14 June 1859, d. 26 February 1908
Last Edited12 May 2012
Father*James Whitfield Balkum1 b. c 1828, d. 14 May 1888
Mother*Nancy Boswell b. c 1820, d. c 1870
Birth*14 June 1859Alabama, USA1 
Comment*Nickname "Babe" 
(Resident) Census19 August 1860Nancy Boswell, (Head of Household) James Whitfield Balkum; Lawrenceville Beat #11 hh906, Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Whitfield, male age 28, farmer, $7250 real estate, $28,900 personal, born Alabama;
wife Nancy, age 40, born in SC;
children Georgia Ann, female age 6, born Alabama, and Martha E., female age 2, born Alabama;
brother Alexander, male age 21, overseer, $960 personal;
C. C. Pitts, male age 12, born Georgia, assets $400.1 
Married Nameafter 1875Armstrong3 
Marriage*after 1875Thomas Sutton Armstrong3 
Married Nameafter 1885Gamble3 
Marriage*after 1885T. Baldwin Gamble3 
Death*26 February 1908Henry County, Alabama, USA3 
Burial*Balkum Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 133
    Online at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County AL pg 413 image pg 279, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.

Martha M. Balkcom1

#897, b. 28 July 1871, d. 17 July 1915
Last Edited23 Apr 2008
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox1 b. 18 Oct 1850
Birth*28 July 18711 
(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.2 
Cen-Enum*17 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Martha M. Balcom",age 8, daughter, born in Alabama.2 
Witness: Madison Larkin Balkcom
Death*17 July 19151 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 607A, HH118, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Martia Ann Lucinda Balkcom1,2

#1028, b. 24 March 1857, d. 23 August 1923
Last Edited5 Jan 2002
Father*Ichabod Balkcom III1 b. 17 Jul 1816, d. 29 Dec 1864
Birth*24 March 18571 
Married Name16 June 1878Melton1 
Death*23 August 19231 

Citations

  1. [S124] Researcher Carl B. Balkcom, http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/a/l/Carl-B-Balkcom/index.html
  2. [S186] Silas Lucas, compiler, Marriages and Death Notices from Alabama Newpapers and Family Records 1819-1890 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Marriages and Death Notices from Alabama Newpapers and Family Records 1819-1890.

Mary Balkcom1

#1000, b. before 1805
Last Edited25 Jun 2005
Father*Alexander Balkcom III1 b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. 1852
Mother*Nancy Horn1 b. bt 1761 - 1770
Birth*before 1805USA1 
Married Name19 January 1821Connor2 

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. [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.

Mary C. Balkcom1

#898, b. 23 December 1873, d. 12 March 1965
Last Edited23 Apr 2008
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox1 b. 18 Oct 1850
Birth*23 December 18731 
(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.2 
Cen-Enum*17 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Mary C. Balcom", age 7, daughter, born in Alabama.2 
Witness: Madison Larkin Balkcom
Death*12 March 19651 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 607A, HH118, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.