Sarah Balkcom

#767, b. 1828
Last Edited13 Nov 2004
Father*Alexander Balkcom b. 1802
Mother*Mary Ward b. c 1801, d. bt 1850 - 1860
Married NameKelley 
Birth*1828Henry County, Alabama, USA 

Sarah Ann "Nancy" Balkcom

#746, b. circa 1841
Last Edited1 Jan 2002
Father*John Balkcom1 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. b 1850
Mother*Mary Johnson2 b. c 1804, d. b 1854
Birth*circa 1841Alabama, USA 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Henry Co Census 1850; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; a 9 year old female, born in Alabama, and living with her mother, Mary, and two brothers, Alexander and Aaron.2 
Witness: Mary Johnson
Married Name1860Box3,4 
Marriage*17 January 1860James Riley Box; Henry County, Alabama, USA3,4 

Citations

  1. [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).
  2. [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, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S167] Civil War Company Rosters, 6 AL Infantry Regiment Co B, Henry Grays per Jeffrey Palmer e-mail address.
  4. [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.

Seth Balkcom

#743, b. between 1766 and 1784, d. before 25 November 1816
Last Edited20 Apr 2015
Father*Ichabod Balcom I1 b. 26 Jan 1740, d. 2 Jun 1789
Birth*between 1766 and 1784The Baucom book guesses birth date as 1779. Seth's appearance on a North Carolina tax list in 1805 would have made him age 21-50 at that time. Using a combination of later tax lists, the birth date is narrowed to this.1,2,3 
Event*22 February 1802Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; named (Seth "Bolkom") as a witness in a land sale (Registry of Deed), Barden Hamilton to Simon Pearce4 
Tax List1804Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Bolchum 1 white pole"
 
Tax List*1805Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Bolchum", no land, 1 free poll.2 
Tax List1806Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Bolchum", no land, 1 free poll. Seth was listed in the same district as Ichabod.2 
Tax List1807Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Balcom", no land, 1 free poll. Seth was listed in the same district as Ichabod.2 
Name Variation1807Balcom 
Event15 December 1807Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; listed as a buyer in court records for the estate of Thomas Godwin,5 
Marr Bond*17 November 1808Sarah Elliot; Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; from the index of marriage bonds:
"Bride: Sally Elliot
Groom: Seth Bawcum
Bond Date: 17 Nov 1808
County: Johnston
Record #: 01 022
Bondsman: Ichabard Balkcu [sic]
Witness: E. Sanders
Bond #: 000066973"

The transcription was done as part of a WPA project. (Note, Baucom Book names her Sarah).6,7,8 
Witness: Ichabod Balkcom II
Tax List1809Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Baucom", no land, 1 free poll.3 
Tax List1810Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seath Baucom", no land, 1 free poll.
3 
Tax List1811Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seath Baucom", no land, 1 free poll.3 
Tax List1812Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seath Baucom", no land, 1 free poll.3 
Tax List1813Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Balkcom", 200 acres, 1 white poll. Note that this is Seth's first land ownership at least in this county.9 
Name Variation1813Balkcom; "Balkcom" spelling was used in several tax lists.10 
Tax List1814Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Balkcom", 200 acres, 1 free poll. Seth was listed in the same district as Ichabod.11 
Tax List1815Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Balkcom", 200 acres valued at $200, 1 free poll.11 
Tax List1816Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "Seth Baucom", 200 acres valued at $200, 1 free poll.11 
Death*before 25 November 1816Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; Court records in January 1817 publish an inventory of his estate, and court records of November 25, 1816, refer to widow Sally Balkcom.12,13 
Estate25 November 1816Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; "To the worshipful Court of Johnston County, I Sally Balkcom, Widow of said County, do hereby certify to said Court that I give up all my Rights and Title of Administration on the Estate of Seth Balkcom ??? my husband dec'd to (Jesse Sillivent???, very difficult script) and do desire that our worships should grant the same to him. Given under my hand the day and year above written.

Wm Hinnant
H Sasser

Sally (x) Balkom (her mark)"

transcribed by G. Balkcom 5/24/2003.14 
Witness: Sarah Elliot
Estate22 February 1817Johnston County, North Carolina, USA; The inventory is listed in court minutes. Administrator is identified as Jesse Sillivent? (legibility). "Allowed and given to the widow of said dec'd for the support of She and her family - One Sow and three pigs, about three barrels of corn, about 300 lbs of pork." The detailed list of who bought particular items included many purchases by "Widow" (Sally). Most were for less than a dollar, although she also bought a mare and bridle, and a saddle, for $7.00 each.12,15 
Witness: Sarah Elliot

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. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables (1784-1820) (, Capt. Levi Pearce District 1983), State Library of North Carolina.
  3. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , Capt. William Hinnant's District.
  4. [S260] Wynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina County Court Minutes (, Book VI, November 1801- November 1804; 243 Argonne Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27704: Haun, 1977), State Library of North Carolina.
  5. [S261] Elizabeth E. Ross, Record of Estates Johnston County North Carolina 1781-1807 (Abstracts) (, Vol 2; 4841 Johnston Union Rd, Clayton, North Carolina 27520: Ross, 1988), State Library of North Carolina.
  6. [S123] Brent H. Holcomb, compiler, Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina 1762-1868 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985), Note identifies Sally as first name. Hereinafter cited as Marriages of Johnston County North Carolina.
  7. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, Line A-067-aea.
  8. [S106] An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives, 1741-1868, 2000, Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977., Ancestry.com.
  9. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , Capt. Cullen Talton's District.
  10. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , 1813.
  11. [S250] Weynette Parks Haun, Johnston County North Carolina Taxables , Capt. John Gerald's District.
  12. [S261] Elizabeth E. Ross, Record of Estates Johnston County North Carolina , Vol IX, State Library of North Carolina.
  13. [S254] Johnston County North Carolina Estates, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  14. [S262] Court Records of Johnston County North Carolina, Book 9, p 113, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  15. [S262] Court Records of Johnston County North Carolina, Copy of Microfilm of court records, "An Inventory of the Estate of Seth Balkcom Dec'd taken on the 22nd day of February 1817", North Carolina State Archives.

Thelma Lizzie Balkcom1

#20, b. 26 June 1905, d. 7 May 1971
Thelma Balkcom Ellis 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 Edited20 May 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

George Washington Ellis b. 1 Nov 1901, d. 19 May 1978
Marriage*20 August 1921George Washington Ellis; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA7,8 
Children 1.George Waydean Ellis7 b. 11 Jul 1922, d. 3 Jan 1971
 2.Ila Verne Ellis b. 1 Oct 1924, d. 31 May 2002
 3.Camella Faye Ellis1 b. 2 Feb 1927, d. 30 Jul 2000
 4.Edwin Leon Ellis+11 b. 17 May 1933, d. 26 May 2010
Birth*26 June 1905Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA; SSDI gives date of birth, not location. Location from cited researcher. From County Clerk birth records:
"Balkcom (f) 6/26/1905 Halton Legitimate"2,3,4 
(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.5 
(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.6 
Married Namecirca 1921Ellis 
Marriage*20 August 1921George Washington Ellis; Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA7,8 
Census16 April 1930(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis; Erick township outside of Erick town, hh#188, Enum Dist 5-14, Sup Dist 8, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; Household consisted of:
"G. W. Ellis", male age 26, age at marriage 18, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Alabama, laborer on farm, living adjacent to parents of wife Thelma. They were listed as renting a house for $8/month;
wife "Thelma Ellis" age 22, age at marriage 16, born in Texas, parents born Alabama;
son "Wadene Ellis" age 8, born Oklahoma, father born Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Alavern Ellis", age 6, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Comela Fay Ellis", age 3, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas;
daughter "Wonda Marie Ellis", age 8 months, born in Oklahoma, father born in Oklahoma, mother in Texas.7
Resident: George Waydean Ellis
Resident: Ila Verne Ellis
Resident: Camella Faye Ellis
Census*16 April 1940(Head of Household) George Washington Ellis; South Birch Ave & Noble Ave, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA; "George W. Ellis, head, age 39, education 8th grade, born Oklahoma, worked 30 weeks in 1939 as laborer on a WPA program, income $300;
Thelma Ellis, wife, age 35, education 7th grade, born Texas, employed 13 weeks in 1939, laundry in home, income $26;
Waydine Ellis, son, age 16, attending school, 8th grade completed, employed as operator at movie show;
Ilaverne Ellis, daughter, age 15, in school completed 7th grade;
Camella Faye Ellis, daughter age 12, born Oklahoma, in school completed 5th grade;
Wada Marie Ellis, daughter age 10, born Oklahoma, in school completed 4th grade;
Edwin Leon Ellis, son age 8, born Oklahoma, in school completed 2nd grade;
A.J. Ellis Jr, son age 5, born Oklahoma."

The family lived in the same house in 1935.9 
Resident: Ila Verne Ellis
Resident: Edwin Leon Ellis
Resident: George Waydean Ellis
Resident: Camella Faye Ellis
(Witness) Death30 August 1948John Ira Balkcom; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA 
(Witness) Death14 May 1958Ida Lucinda Baldwin; Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA3 
Death*7 May 1971Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA2 
Burial*Erick Cemetery Section 5, Row 3, Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma, USA10 

Citations

  1. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, Obituary of Camella Faye Ellis Henson, from a submitter to the message board on www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index, Thelma Ellis online at http://www.familysearch.org
  3. [S58] Researcher Lola McTaggart.
  4. [S389] Birth Records Van Zandt County Texas, 1903-1906.
  5. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Harmon County, Oklahoma, ancestry.com image pg 10, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Beckham Co, OK, Enum Dist 9, sheet 7A, image 13, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Beckham County, Oklahoma, Ancestry.com image page 18, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S323] Marriage Records of Beckham County, Oklahoma, Marriage Books 4-6: http://www.rootsweb.com/~okbeckha/marriages/marr456.txt, Web - Rootsweb, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Marriage Records of Beckham Co. Oklahoma.
  9. [S378] Census, U.S. of 1940, ED 5-13, Erick City, Beckham County, Oklahoma, image 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, Erick Cemetery Registry at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ok/beckham/cemeteries/erickcem.txt. Hereinafter cited as RootsWeb.
  11. [S291] Researcher G. W. Balkcom.

Thomas Balkcom1

#956, b. before 1845, d. 12 January 1864
Last Edited21 Dec 2004
Birth*before 1845 
Military*North Carolina, USA; a private in the 33rd NC, Company E in the Confederacy. This company was raised in Gates County and enlisted there in August 1861. It was mustered into state service at Raleigh on December 14, 1861.1 
Death*12 January 1864Elmira, New York, USA; as a Confederate POW1 
Burial*Woodlawn Cemetery, Section 1012W N.C., Elmira, New York, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives, Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North , 1984), Page 124. Hereinafter cited as Confederate POWs - Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons.

Thomas Balkcom1

#991, b. before 1755
Last Edited27 Mar 2010
Birth*before 17551 
Cen-Head*1800NC Stokes Co Census 1800; Stokes County, North Carolina, USA; "Thomas Balkam", over age 45, listed with 1 female over 45 and 1 slave.2 

Citations

  1. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, North Carolina, page 568. Compilation "1800 Census of North Carolina" located at Md Historical Society, Baltimore, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, North Carolina, page 568. Extract from compilation "1800 Census of North Carolina" located at Md Historical Society, Baltimore, Ancestry.com.

Thomas James Balkcom1,2

#2353, b. circa 1902
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Father*Ambrose Brantley Balkcom1 b. 10 Dec 1873, d. 22 Jan 1942
Mother*Mary Ann Woodham1 b. 21 Jun 1868, d. 6 Apr 1944
Birth*circa 1902Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census11 May 1910Ambrose Brantley Balkcom, US 1910 Census; Florala, Beat #9, ED 52, Sheet 39A, hh#794, Covington County, Alabama, USA; "Ambrose E. Balcom", age 36, married for 14 years, farmer, farm owner, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Complete Household:
"Mary A.", wife, age 40, married for 14 years, 5 children born, 3 living now, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"George W.", son age 10, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Thos J.", son age 8, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Sabra V. L.", daughter age 6, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.1 
(Resident) Census9 February 1920Ambrose Brantley Balkcom, US 1920 Census; Precinct 22, ED 67, Sheet 1, hh#5, Covington County, Alabama, USA; "Ambrose Balcom", head, age 46, married, farmer, renting, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Complete household:
"Mollie", wife, age 48, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Thomas J.", son age 18, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.3 

Citations

  1. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Covington County, AL, ED 52, census sheet 39A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S336] Researcher Terry Nobles, email communication, reference date 2005.
  3. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Covington County, AL, ED 67, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Tina Balkcom1

#2372, b. circa 1846
Last Edited26 Jan 2009
Name VariationBalkcum 
Birth*circa 1846North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census12 August 1850Lemuel Balkcum, US 1850 Census; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Lemuel Balkcom" head, male age 29, laborer, born NC, $500 real estate owned, not read/writing. In the household:
"Jemiah", female age 27, born NC;
"James", age 8, born NC;
"Elanda", female age 5, born NC;
"Tina", female age 4, born NC (not found in later census);
"Elizabeth", female age 21, born NC. I take this to be Eliza Balkcum, probable 1st cousin or possibly sister of Lemuel.

The adjacent household was Adam Sellers, Jr. and Jemima Sellers, both age 50, unknown relationship if any to "Jemiah". Also Abram Sellers age 70, Daniel Bowen age 37 and family, Needham Merritt, Jonathon Parker, several other Merritts (land sale w/John Balkcum)2 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Census U.S. of 1850, Sampson County, NC, Ancestry.com image 11 of 83, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#75, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com.

Tombsin Balkcom1

#907, b. between 1795 and 1800, d. say 1812
Last Edited4 Mar 2015
Father*John Balkcom2,3 b. bt 1755 - 1774, d. 1803
Birth*between 1795 and 18004,5 
Deathbetween 1803 and 1813North Carolina, USA2,6 
Event*21 January 1806Wiley Balkcom; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; named as orphan children of John Balcom:
"Appointed John Bryan Guardian to Willie Balcom and Tomzin Balcom, Minor Orphans of John Balcom, dec'd, he gave bond of 1000 pounds; Ordered he take their Estate into Possession." "Appointed Aaron Williams, William Stoakes & John Stallings a Committee to settle the accounts of Estate of John Balcom, dec'd with James Matthis the Adm'r & Reporte to Court." "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."3 
Witness: Hester (?)
Death*say 1812Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; estate records confirm death by 19 January 18137 
Witness: Hester (?)
Estate19 January 1813Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "John Bryan is appointed Adm'r to the Estate of Tomsin Balcolm, dec'd, one of the minors of John Balcom, dec'd; ordered the Clerk to take bond in the sum of 250 pounds."7 
Estate1813Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; 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 as the 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"8 

Citations

  1. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, 2 January, 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  2. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, December 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb.
  3. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Abstract of Minutes , 1-10 (, Part 7, 1805-1809; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1980-1995), Duke University Libraries.
  4. [S118] Census, U.S. of 1800, Duplin County, NC, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S172] Census, U.S. of 1810, Duplin County, NC, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [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.
  7. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions , Part 9, 1811-1813, Duke University Libraries.
  8. [S142] Duplin County Estate Records, Transcribed by Patricia Balkcom, 11 February 2001, North Carolina State Archives.

Unk Child A of Hester Balkcom

#2373, b. say 1793
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited21 Apr 2017
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Y-Bal
Mother*Hester (?) b. c 1774, d. b May 1843

Family

Child 1.Lemuel Balkcum+1 b. c 1821, d. 24 Dec 1863
Journal*Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; This is a placeholder entry for the parent of Hester Balkcom's grandson Lemuel, identified as such in her will. There are three candidates for this parent based on Hester's household in 1810. One is an unassigned male age 16-25, and the assigned birth year is a guess based on this person. The other two candidates are William Balkcom found in the 1820 Sampson County census, maybe Hester's son although not known for sure, or daughter Nancy Balkcom. Nancy is very unlikely if Lemuel was born in around 1821, both due to her likely age and that Nancy in her own will in 1853 names her children and does not name Lemuel. 
Name VariationBalkcum 
Birth*say 1793date is estimated based on age of unattributed males (2 age 16-25) in Hester's household in 1810 census. 

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester Balkcom, 1843, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Unk Child B of Hester Balkcom

#2400, b. say 1794
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited21 Apr 2017
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Y-Bal
Mother*Hester (?) b. c 1774, d. b May 1843

Family

Child 1.John Balkcum+1 b. 2 Dec 1816, d. 17 Oct 1898
Journal*Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; This is a placeholder entry for a parent of John Balkcom, identified by Hester Balkcom in her will as her grandson. There are two candidates for this person based on Hester's household in 1810. One is an unassigned male age 16-25, and the assigned birth year is a guess based on this person. The other candidate is William Balkcom found in the 1820 Sampson County census, possibly Hester's son or possibly a son of Hester's late husband, John Balkcom. 
Name VariationBalkcum 
Birth*say 1794date is estimated based on age of unattributed males (2 age 16-25) in Hester's household in 1810 census. 

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester Balkcom Will, 1843, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Unknown son of Ichabod Balkcom1

#1962, b. from 1805 to 1820
Last Edited17 Feb 2004
Father*Ichabod Balkcom II1 b. 1772, d. a 1860
Mother*Nancy Sasser1 b. c 1785, d. a 1826
Birth*from 1805 to 1820Reference 1820 census1 

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Jones Co, GA image pg 4, Maryland Historical Society.

Uriah Webster Balkcom1

#914, b. 29 November 1874, d. April 1970
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited24 Mar 2009
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Ivey Balkcom1,2 b. 5 Oct 1845, d. 23 Oct 1909
Mother*Elizabeth E. Kirkland1 b. 7 Nov 1850

Family

Laura Izora Deal b. 30 Nov 1878
Child 1.Ralph Balkcom4 b. Apr 1899
Birth*29 November 1874Alabama, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census22 June 1880Ivey Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Ivey age 34, farmer, born in Alabama, parents born "North". The family lived adjacent to James age 71 and Polly age 65, parents;
wife Elizabeth age 27, born Alabama, father born Alabama, mother birthplace illegible;
daughter Camilla age 10, born Alabama;
Uriah Webster, son age 6, born Alabama.3 
Marriage*1898Laura Izora Deal; Alabama, USA4,1,2 
Progeny*between 1899 and 1906Alabama, USA; six children, Uriah Webster Jr., Ralph (b1900), Edna (b1901), J.T.(b1903), Leon (b1905), Leah (b1906).1,2 
Census*27 June 1900Precinct 9 Echo, ED#66, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Webster Balkcom", head, age 25, born Nov 1874, farmer, married 2 years, wife Laura, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Laura Balkcom", wife age 21, born Nov 1878, mother of 1, 1 living, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Ralph Balkcom", son age 1, born April 1899.

Next door was father Ivey Balkcom, and nearby were Benjamin Balkcom and William Christopher Baldwin4 
Resident: Laura Izora Deal
Resident: Ralph Balkcom
Death*April 1970Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA5 

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. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 642C, hh 3., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County, Alabama, ED#66, sheet 14, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S290] U. S. Social Security Death Index online at http://www.familysearch.org

Victoria E. Balkcom1

#397, b. circa 1837
Last Edited23 Apr 2008
Father*Wiley Balkcom1 b. c 1798, d. s 1875
Mother*Esther M. Mashburn1 b. s 1809
Birth*circa 1837Georgia, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 July 1860Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkcom", head age 62, farmer, real estate $2000, personal $489, born NC;
"Esther M. Balkcom", age 57, born in North Carolina;
"Victoria E. Balkcom", age 23, attending school, born GA;
"John M. Balkcom", age 21, farm laborer, born GA;
"Madison L. Balkcom", age 16, farm laborer, born GA
"Harriett Balkcom", age 19, attending school, born GA
"Mary M. Balkcom", age 7, attending school born AL;
"Rity Mashburn", female age 80, born NC (Esther's mother).2 
(Resident) Census27 July 1870Wiley Balkcom, Esther M. Mashburn; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkcum", age 71, farmer, born North Carolina,real estate of $300. and personal property of $300., read/write no;
"Hester Balkcum" (assume wife Esther), age 61, born North Carolina (note this age is inconsistent with 1860 census);
"Victoria Balkcum", age 34, born in Georgia;
"Harriet Balkcum", age 29, born in Georgia;
"M. M. Balkcum", female age 18, born in Alabama
"H. S. Merritt", male age 16, farm laborer, born GA.

M. L Balkcom lived on a nearby farm, likely son Madison L. Balkcom.3 

Citations

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

Walter P Balkcom

#495, b. 1829
Last Edited13 Nov 2004
Father*Alexander Balkcom b. 1802
Mother*Mary Ward b. c 1801, d. bt 1850 - 1860
Birth*1829Alabama, USA1 
Birth-Alt.1834Alabama, USA2 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 21 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his parents, Alexander and Mary.3 
Witness: Alexander Balkcom
Cen-Enum*1860AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 26 years old, born in Alabama, and living with James King and his family in HH #889.2 
Military*between 1861 and 1865Alabama, USA; 6 Alabama Cavalry Company C (Henry County) as a Private in the Confederate Army.4,5 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com.
  4. [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 #1303., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.
  5. [S41] Ancestry Web Site, www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Web Site.

Walter P. Balkcom1

#1246, b. 1849
Last Edited20 Mar 2010
Father*William J. Balkcom1 b. c 1824
Mother*Burzenia (?)1 b. c 1819
Birth*1849Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; one year old, born in Ala. and living with his parents, William J. and Burzenia.2 
Witness: William J. Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 199, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.

Wiley Balkcom1

#395, b. circa 1798, d. say 1875
Last Edited14 May 2017
Father*John Balkcom2,3 b. bt 1755 - 1774, d. 1803

Family 1

Esther M. Mashburn b. s 1809
Marriage*say 1829Esther M. Mashburn; date is estimated based on age of oldest son Josiah.4 
Children 1.Josiah Balkcom28 b. c 1830, d. 17 Sep 1862
 2.Anna J. Balkcom22 b. c 1832
 3.James K. Balkcom22 b. c 1834
 4.Elizabeth Balkcom22 b. c 1836
 5.Victoria E. Balkcom4 b. c 1837
 6.John Mitchell Balkcom4,29 b. c 1839, d. 10 Apr 1862
 7.Harriett Balkcom1 b. c 1841
 8.Madison Larkin Balkcom+1 b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
 9.Martha Balkcom22 b. c 1847
 10.Mary M. Balkcom4 b. c 1853

Family 2

Old Settlers reference names Wiley's male children as Josiah, Deater, Michael, and Larkin.9 
Name VariationWillie; called Willie throughout Sampson County records. The Duplin County tax list in 1834 used Wiley, and Wiley was used when he lived later in Georgia and Alabama 
My ResearchNote*William Balkcom; On William Balkcom vs. Wiley Balkcom

There is some mystery in whether Wiley Balkcom who was born in Sampson County NC in around 1798 is the same person as William Balkcom who appears twice in Duplin County records, once on the Duplin County federal census of 1820 as "William Balkom", head of household, age 26-45, and once as "William Baukom" on the 1817 Duplin County Tax List. In the census entry it appears that the census taker may have first written Willie, then marked over the last letter making the "e" an "a" to make the name William. There is evidence that the 1820 residence is the same as that of Hester Balkcom, widow of John Balkcom, in the 1810 census when she was head of household, and of Hester again in 1830 when she was head of household, this from neighbor comparisons.

Note that there are many records in the area (southeast Sampson County, southwest Duplin County in the Taylors Bridge area) of variously Willie, Wilie, Wile, and Wiley Balkcom, and in the two cases above William.

Considering first the possibility that William and Willie are not the same person. If so, and if William's age is stated correctly in the 1820 census, he could have been a son of Hester from before her marriage to John Balkcom in around 1797. In Hester's household in 1810 were two males age 16-25, one of whom could have been William. Hester may have been an unwed mother who gave William the surname Balkcom once she married John Balkcom.

Another scenario, that seems a little more likely, is that William Balkcom is the same as Willie/Wilie/Wile who is proven as the son of John Balkcom. For this to be true William's listed age in the 1820 census would have to be wrong by 4 or more years. Court papers after John's death referred to son Willie Balkcom, and the form Willie appears often in local records. The last appearance of the name Willie is in a land transaction in Duplin County in 1830. In later appearances in the records, the name Wiley begins to appear and is used consistently when he moved to Georgia and Alabama. So there was Willie before and after the 1817/1820 appearances of William in records.

It seems more likely than not that William was actually Willie, who in adulthood further adjusted his name to Wiley and then was consistent in that usage. 
Birth*circa 1798Sampson County, North Carolina, USA4 
Inheritedafter 1803Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; According to the Bob Bolkcom newsletters, Wiley and Tombsin, his sister, inherited the land when their father John died. Tombsin died within ten years and the land went all to Wiley. This consisted of about 250 acres on the Duplin - Sampson County line. Wiley lived there with his mother after John died.5 
Event*21 January 1806Tombsin Balkcom; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; named as orphan children of John Balcom:
"Appointed John Bryan Guardian to Willie Balcom and Tomzin Balcom, Minor Orphans of John Balcom, dec'd, he gave bond of 1000 pounds; Ordered he take their Estate into Possession." "Appointed Aaron Williams, William Stoakes & John Stallings a Committee to settle the accounts of Estate of John Balcom, dec'd with James Matthis the Adm'r & Reporte to Court." "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."3 
Witness: Hester (?)
Slave*22 February 1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; (See attached bill of sale)
"Wiley Balcomb to Jeremiah Southerland ... in consideration of the sum of $400 ... the Negroes Peggy and Mary her child ..."
Land14 January 1825Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; (See attached deed copy)
Wiley Balcom to John Hufham 23 acres. " ... $40 ... Duplin County on the north side of the Big Beaver Dam ... "
Witnessed by Timothy Murphy and Elizabeth Murphy.6,7
Witness: Timothy Murphy
Witness: Elizabeth Wells
Event*12 May 1827James E. 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.8 
Association*12 May 1827Nathan Johnson Sr; Lisbon Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Willie Balcomb, James Balcomb and Nathan Johnson and hands appeared together on a road crew8 
Event*20 August 1827Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; appeared in Sampson County Court Minutes - "Patrols: Ordered Samuel Ward, Willie Balcomb, Joab Johnson, Rice Matthis, Gibson Register and David Matthis be patrols in Capt. Lee's District."8 
Event18 November 1828Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; an unknown Balcomb appeared in Sampson County Court Minutes - "Judgment recalled: Ordered Thomas I. Faison, clerk, give up a judgment filed in his office "Pilgrim Balcomb to the use of Daniel Merritt vs Bryant Lee"."

This may have been a slave of Wiley given the wording of the order. He had one adult slave in 1830 according to the census.8 
Marriage*say 1829Esther M. Mashburn; date is estimated based on age of oldest son Josiah.4 
Event*17 February 1829Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; appeared in Sampson County Court Minutes - "No. 22. State vs Willie Balcomb & Lewis Bowen. Affray. Willie Balcomb submits and is fined 6 pence and stands committed until fine and costs are paid. Nole Prosequi, as to Bowen." Lewis Bowen and Wiley Balkcom were neighbors. Nolle Prosequi - not prosecuted.8 
Occupation*say 1830Hatter, according to the William E. Preston compilation of old settlers of Dale County9 
Cen-Head*1830Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Willy Bawkum", age 30-40, 100001 - 000101.
One male under five (likely baby son Josiah), one male 30 - 40 (Wiley); one female 15 - 20 (possible relative or servant), and one female 30 - 40 (say wife Esther Mashburn). Also listed are male slaves, two 10-24 and one 24-36. Adjacent households were Daniel Murphy, Polly Murphy, Lewis Bowen, Wiley Merritt, Daniel Merritt.

A note on the location of the Wiley Balkcom house: Wiley inherited several hundred acres from his father John, part of a larger parcel the rest of which went to John's wife Hester. The land straddled Duplin and Sampson Counties, with Hester's portion largely in Sampson County and Wiley's largely in Duplin County.

There's no certainty that this is Wiley Balkcom rather than the William Balkcom in the 1820 Duplin census, not found otherwise in 1830. If Wiley then he seemed to not have been married to Esther Mashburn by this time. The females in the household do not match Esther's age.10 
Neighbor: Lewis Bowen
Neighbor: Wilie Merritt
Neighbor: Mary (Polly) Alderman
Neighbor: Daniel Merritt
(Neighbor) Census1830Daniel Merritt; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Daniel Merritt" age 40-50, with males 2 u5, 2 5-10, 2 10-15, 1 15-20; females 1 u5, 1 15-20.11 
(Neighbor) Census1830Daniel Murphy; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; adjacent to Wiley Balkcom.
"Daniel Murphy" age 30-40, with males 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20; females 2 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40.11 
Land22 April 1830Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached copy of deed)
"Willie Balkcom Deed to Chesnutt Boon for 144 acres ... [Willie Balkcom of Duplin County, Chesnutt Boon of Sampson County] ... for $275. ... land being in Sampson County .. on the north side of (Hosts?) Branch ... [same indecipherable name] Marsh ..."
Witnesses Thos James, John Bryan.12,8
Land*18 January 1832Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached copy of deed)
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 his 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 Please and Qaurter Sessions August term 1832, "Deed proven in open court by the oath of James Balkcom".13,14,15 
Witness: James E. Balkcom
Tax List*1834Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Wiley Balcomb", 363 acres, valuation $363, 1 white poll, 2 black polls.16 
Migration*circa 1835Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; Date determined from tax records and children birth locations and dates. 
Tax List1838Capt Albrittons District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; appeared on the county tax list as "Wiley Balcom", 1 poll, no slaves, owned two parcels of land in Lowndes County, classified as oak, land quality rating 3, District 12, Nos. 455 (grantor J. Wadkins) and 470. No adjacent water was listed. Tax rate $.61, 5 1/2 mil.17 
Tax List1840Capt Albrittons District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; listed on the county tax list as "Willey Balkum", 1 poll, predominately oak land, 490, quality 3, District 12 No. 455, Granter James Wadkins, located near Ocopiloa (now Okapilco) Creek, tax $75, rate $1.29. Parcel No. 470, listed in Wiley's name in 1838, was this year listed under the name Joseph Evers.18 
Residence*1840Lowndes 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).18
Neighbor: James E. Balkcom
Witness: Daniel Murphy
Cen-Head*1840Esther M. Mashburn; Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; having five males (Wiley and sons Josiah, James, John, and Mitchell) and four females (wife, Esther, and daughters Anna, Elizabeth, and Victoria) in the household||Males 1200101, females 110001001: males 1 under 5, 2 5-9, 1 20-29, 1 40-49 (Wiley); females 1 under 5, 1 5-9, 1 30-39, 1 60-69. Households of James Balkcom and Daniel Murphy are nearby.19 
Migration1841Esther M. Mashburn; Dale County, Alabama, USA; the Old Settlers reference indicates they moved to Dale County in 1841, originally from NC. Children birth dates and locations indicate they more likely moved to Dale in around 1850.9 
Tax List1844Capt McFail District, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA; appeared on the tax list as "Wiley Balkcom", 1 poll, land in District 1220 
Cen-Agr*1850Dale County, Alabama, USA; 15 Acres of Improved Land, 25 Acres of Unimproved Land, $75 Cash Value of Farm, $20 Value of Farm Implements and Machinery, $252 Value of Livestock.
21 
Census*21 November 1850Esther 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.22 
Resident: Josiah Balkcom
Resident: Anna J. Balkcom
Resident: James K. Balkcom
Resident: Elizabeth Balkcom
Resident: John Mitchell Balkcom
Resident: Harriett Balkcom
Resident: Madison Larkin Balkcom
Resident: Martha Balkcom
Resident: Kitty (?)
Cen-Agr1850Dale County, Alabama, USA; 15 Acres of Improved Land, 25 Acres of Unimproved Land, $75 Cash Value of Farm, $20 Value of Farm Implements and Machinery, $252 Value of Livestock23 
Land11 January 1858SE quarter of SE quarter of Section 27, Township 5N/25E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkcom" bought 40 acres, on the same day that sons James and Josiah bought considerable land nearby.24 
(Neighbor) CommentJune 1860Elizabeth (?), James Preston; Dale County, Alabama, USA; Living close together in the 1860 census were families of Elizabeth Baldwin, widowed, her son W. J. Baldwin, son John C. Baldwin, James and Elizabeth Preston, their daughter Nancy Mathews, widowed, and children, and James M. Mathews. Not far away was the Wiley Balkcom family. Elizabeth Baldwin's son Bryant later married adjacent Nancy Mathews' daughter Josephine.25 
Census*18 July 1860Esther 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).1 
Resident: Victoria E. Balkcom
Resident: John Mitchell Balkcom
Resident: Madison Larkin Balkcom
Resident: Harriett Balkcom
Resident: Mary M. Balkcom
Resident: Kitty (?)
(Neighbor) Census18 July 1860John Matthews, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, hh#386, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "John Matthews" head of household age 31, farmer, $600 personal, born in Georgia; on same census page as Wiley Balkcom family;

"Martha Matthews", age 28, born in Georgia;
"Louisa Matthews", age 8, born in Georgia;
"James M_? Matthews", age 6, born in Georgia;
"Ramon M. Matthews", age 5, born in Georgia;
"Bryant W. Matthews", age 2, born in Georgia.26 
Census*27 July 1870Esther M. Mashburn; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Wiley Balkcum", age 71, farmer, born North Carolina,real estate of $300. and personal property of $300., read/write no;
"Hester Balkcum" (assume wife Esther), age 61, born North Carolina (note this age is inconsistent with 1860 census);
"Victoria Balkcum", age 34, born in Georgia;
"Harriet Balkcum", age 29, born in Georgia;
"M. M. Balkcum", female age 18, born in Alabama
"H. S. Merritt", male age 16, farm laborer, born GA.

M. L Balkcom lived on a nearby farm, likely son Madison L. Balkcom.27 
Resident: Victoria E. Balkcom
Resident: Harriett Balkcom
Resident: Mary M. Balkcom
Death*say 1875present in 1870 census, not found in 1880 
Description*12 June 1901Madison Larkin 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."14 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, December 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  3. [S248] Leora H. McEachern, Duplin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Abstract of Minutes , 1-10 (, Part 7, 1805-1809; P.O. Box 130, Rose Hill, NC 28458: Duplin County Historical Society, 1980-1995), Duke University Libraries.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.553
    ., Ancestry.com.
  5. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb/Balkcom/Web%20Pages/BolkcomNL/bolkcom_newletters.htm ,December 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb.
  6. [S265] Index to North Carolina Real Estate Conveyances - Grantors, Duplin County, Vol A-B, years 1784-1940, Filmed 4/10/1962 from Deed Book 1-5-10-14-15, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  7. [S454] Duplin County North Carolina Deeds - Originals: Book 15101415, Page 56, Duplin County Register of Deeds, www.www.duplinrod.com. Hereinafter cited as Duplin County North Carolina Deeds.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Duplin County NC, page 153, image 23/90, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  11. [S241] Census, U.S. of 1830, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com.
  12. [S453] Sampson County North Carolina Deeds - Originals: Book 14, Page 88, Sampson County Register of Deeds, www.sampsonrod.org. Hereinafter cited as Sampson County Deeds.
  13. [S453] Sampson County Deeds: Book 22, Page 354.
  14. [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.
  15. [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.
  16. [S263] List of Taxables for Duplin County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  17. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1838, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, USA.
  18. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1840, Georgia Archives.
  19. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Lowndes County, Georgia pg 238, image 21, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  20. [S369] Tax Lists Lowndes County, Georgia, 1844, Georgia Archives.
  21. [S111] Agricultural and Manufacturing Census for Alabama, Microfilm, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, 1850 Dale County.
  22. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Dale County, Alabama page 202A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  23. [S111] Agricultural and Manufacturing Census for Alabama, Microfilm, Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1850, Dale County, ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/dale/census/1850/1850daleag.txt.
  24. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  25. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, AL page 556, Ancestry.com.
  26. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, census page stamped 553, Ancestry.com.
  27. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 214, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  28. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, 2 January, 1984, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb.
  29. [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.

William Balkcom

#1255, b. say 1792
Last Edited14 May 2017
My ResearchNote*Wiley Balkcom; On William Balkcom vs. Wiley Balkcom

There is some mystery in whether Wiley Balkcom who was born in Sampson County NC in around 1798 is the same person as William Balkcom who appears twice in Duplin County records, once on the Duplin County federal census of 1820 as "William Balkom", head of household, age 26-45, and once as "William Baukom" on the 1817 Duplin County Tax List. In the census entry it appears that the census taker may have first written Willie, then marked over the last letter making the "e" an "a" to make the name William. There is evidence that the 1820 residence is the same as that of Hester Balkcom, widow of John Balkcom, in the 1810 census when she was head of household, and of Hester again in 1830 when she was head of household, this from neighbor comparisons.

Note that there are many records in the area (southeast Sampson County, southwest Duplin County in the Taylors Bridge area) of variously Willie, Wilie, Wile, and Wiley Balkcom, and in the two cases above William.

Considering first the possibility that William and Willie are not the same person. If so, and if William's age is stated correctly in the 1820 census, he could have been a son of Hester from before her marriage to John Balkcom in around 1797. In Hester's household in 1810 were two males age 16-25, one of whom could have been William. Hester may have been an unwed mother who gave William the surname Balkcom once she married John Balkcom.

Another scenario, that seems a little more likely, is that William Balkcom is the same as Willie/Wilie/Wile who is proven as the son of John Balkcom. For this to be true William's listed age in the 1820 census would have to be wrong by 4 or more years. Court papers after John's death referred to son Willie Balkcom, and the form Willie appears often in local records. The last appearance of the name Willie is in a land transaction in Duplin County in 1830. In later appearances in the records, the name Wiley begins to appear and is used consistently when he moved to Georgia and Alabama. So there was Willie before and after the 1817/1820 appearances of William in records.

It seems more likely than not that William was actually Willie, who in adulthood further adjusted his name to Wiley and then was consistent in that usage. 
Birth*say 1792between 1776 and 1794 per 1820 census, between 1791 and 1800 per 1800 census, assuming William is one of the u10 males in the John Balkcom household in 1800.1 
Tax List*1817Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "William Baukom(sp?)"2 
Cen-Head*1820Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "William Balkom", head, male age 26 to 45 (000010 20021). Females 2 u10 (possibly Nancy and Mariah, daughters of Hester Balkcom), 2 26-45, and 1 over 45 (probably mother Hester). One resident engaged in agriculture. It appears the census taker originally wrote "Willie" then marked over to make "William".
I say the female over 45 is Hester, but Hester in 1810 had 5 males under 25 in the household, 2 of which were under 10. William was the only male in the 1820 household. A complete neighbor comparison will have to be made between 1810 and 1820, but it appears that some William Balkom neighbors match those of Hester Balkcom in 1810 so this may be the original John and Hester home. A neighbor comparison between William Balkcom 1820 (Duplin Co) and Hester Balkcom 1830 (Sampson Co) indicates that the 1820 William home is probably the same as the 1830 Hester home. Note that the original John Balkcom land was about 1/3 in Sampson County, with the house, and 2/3 was in Duplin County.
Neighbors included Henry Murphy, Daniel Merritt, Lewis Bowen (next door), David Alderman, Daniel Murphy, Edward Bowen, Samuel Mashburn, Christopher Mashburn.3 
Neighbor: Lewis Bowen
(Neighbor) Census7 August 1820Edward Bowen; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward Bowen", head, males 2 u10, 1 10-15, 1 45+ (Edward), females 2 u10, 1 16-25, 1 26-44, 2 engaged in agriculture. Census image page 23. Neighbors Daniel Murphy (pg 23), William Balkcom (pg 22), Lewis Bowen (pg 22).4 
Census*1830US 1830 Census; not found 

Citations

  1. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin Co NC pg 22, Maryland Historical Society.
  2. [S263] List of Taxables for Duplin County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  3. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin Co, AL pg 205, ancestry.com image page 22.
  4. [S144] Census, U.S. of 1820, Duplin County, North Carolina.

William F. Balkcom

#496, b. before 1845
Last Edited10 Jun 2005
Birth*before 1845 
Military*between 1861 and 1865Georgia, USA; Confederate Army, 4 Georgia Infantry Company C as a Private1,2 

Citations

  1. [S41] Ancestry Web Site, www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Web Site.
  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 #2511., U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., USA.

William H. Balkcom1

#2408, b. August 1896
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited22 Mar 2009
Relationship1st cousin of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William J. Balkcom1 b. c 1867
Mother*Sarah J. Barby1 b. Sep 1870
Birth*August 1896Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1900William J. Balkcom; Precinct 17, ED#64, hh#256, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; "William Balkcom", head, age 30, sawyer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama, owned home, with mortgage;
"Sarah Balkcom", wife, age 20, mother of 5, 2 now living, born Alabama, father born SC, mother born Alabama;
"William H.", son age 3, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Millie Belle", daughter age 10/12, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Brantley", father, age 52, born Nov 1847, married 34 years, born Alabama, parents born NC, laborer in sawmill, read/write no;
"Gala", brother age 20, single, born Alabama, parents born Alabama, laborer in sawmill.1 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Coffee County, Alabama, page 211A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.