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., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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 Edited3 Dec 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 the deed to John Hufham)
Willie Balkcom Deed to John Bryan. Willie Balkcom of Duplin County sold 200 acres of his inherited land to his former guardian and executor of will, John Bryan of Sampson County, and 23 acres to the other executor of the will, John Hufham. Bob Bolkcom in one of his newsletters speculates that Hester Balkcom (it is not currently known whether Hester was Wiley's mother or stepmother) may have been the daughter or sister of one of these executors. Genealogist Judy Russell in her blog "The Legal Genealogist" says that a maternal uncle was often named as guardian when property was involved that passed from a deceased father to minor children.

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

Witnessed by Needham Bryan and James Balkcom. Sampson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions August term 1832, "Deed proven in open court by the oath of James Balkcom".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
Resident: Henry Lenton Merritt
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., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, 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.

William J. Balkcom1,2

#24, b. circa 1867
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
RelationshipUncle 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

Family

Sarah J. Barby b. Sep 1870
Children 1.William H. Balkcom3 b. Aug 1896
 2.Millie Belle Balkcom3 b. Jul 1899
Birth*circa 1867Alabama, USA; Birthdate is based 1870 census, but 1910 census has him born 18703,1,2 
(Resident) Census27 July 1870Brantley Balkcom, Roseann Brannon; Beat No. 9, Echo Post Office, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Brantley Balcum" age 24, living with Rose Ann and child William, working as a farmer. Personal assets of $100 were shown, with no real estate. The largest adjacent farms appeared to be of that of L. H. Deal, and Moses Riley, and it may be that Brantley worked on one of these farms and lived in housing on the farm. The household of Rose Ann's brother John Branan and Jane Branan was nearby.

Household:
"Brantley Balcum", head, age 24, other as shown;
"R. A. Balcum", female age 24, keeps house, born Alabama;
"William Balcum", age 3, born Alabama;
"Joana P. Herinton", female age 23, keeps house.4 
(Resident) Census22 June 1880Brantley Balkcom, Roseann Brannon; Beat No. 9, Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Brantley Balkum', head, age 33, farmer, born in Alabama. His father was listed as born in "North". (Many listings for parent birth locations only said "North" or "South"). They lived next to the households of Brantley's father James Balkcom and brother Ivy Balkcom, and next to James Deal.

Household:
Brantley as shown;
"Rosean Balkum", wife age 33, keeping house, born Alabama, parents born "South";
"William J. Balkum", son age 12, born Alabama;
"John I. Balkum", son age 8, born Alabama;
"Noah B. Balkum", son age 6, born Alabama;
"Izettie Balkum", daughter age 2, born Alabama;
"Norman G. Balkum", son age 1 month, born Alabama.

Daughter Elizabeth, born 1878 per 1900 census was not listed in the household.5 
Marriage*5 August 1894Sarah J. Barby; Dale County, Alabama, USA6,3 
Census*18 June 1900Precinct 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.3 
Resident: Sarah J. Barby
Resident: William H. Balkcom
Resident: Millie Belle Balkcom
Resident: Brantley Balkcom
Resident: Norman Galy Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Coffee County, Alabama, page 211A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 224A, ancestry.com image pg 11, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL, page 641B, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.

William J. Balkcom

#470, b. before 1845, d. 10 May 1864
Last Edited10 Jun 2005
Birth*before 1845 
Military*25 September 1861Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; Confederate Army|| He enlisted as a Private in Georgia Enlisted E Co. 26th Inf Reg. GA, and was promoted to Full 5th Sergt on 08 May 1862.1,2 
Death*10 May 1864Virginia, USA; killed in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House1 

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 #2510., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.

William J. Balkcom1

#1050, b. circa 1824
Last Edited20 Mar 2010
Father*Walter Peyton Balcom1 b. c 1800
Mother*Brasley Ward1 b. c 1797

Family

Burzenia (?) b. c 1819
Marriage*circa 1846Burzenia (?)2 
Children 1.Nancy E. Balkcom2 b. 1847
 2.Walter P. Balkcom2 b. 1849
Name VariationWilliam J. Balcom 
Birth*circa 1824Alabama, USA; probably born in Henry Co.1 
Marriage*circa 1846Burzenia (?)2 
Land*between 1849 and 1851Walter Peyton Balcom; 6N/21E, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; They each bought about 80 acres. Walter's brothers Alexander and John bought adjacent land at about the same time.3 
Cen-Head*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; hh 685, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 25 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his wife, two children, and a Celia Walker, 16 years old, born in Georgia, and her son James W.R., 1 month old, born in Alabama. They are living next door to his father, Walter P.4 
Witness: Burzenia (?)
Witness: Nancy E. Balkcom
Witness: Walter P. Balkcom
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Burzenia (?), AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 31 years old, born in Georgia, and living with her husband, William, and their two children.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Nancy E. Balkcom, AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 3 years old, born in Alabama, and living with her parents, William and Burzenia.5 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Walter P. Balkcom, AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; one year old, born in Ala. and living with his parents, William J. and Burzenia.4 

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, 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.
  3. [S39] Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records, http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 199, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com.

William James Balkcom

#472, b. 8 April 1841, d. 18 November 1909
Last Edited7 Jun 2003
Birth*8 April 1841Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
Milit-Beg*10 November 1862Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Confederate Army|| He enlisted as a Private at Ft. Johnston, NC, in F Company of the 20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He is listed under Archives microfilm citation record 1780. Note: A William J. Balkcum (alternate spelling Balkcom) is listed under the same unit (see Archives microfilm citation record 1950). These are combined for now into one person.2,3,1 
Milit-Int*1 July 1863Gettysburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; wounded in the left arm and captured. His left arm was amputated. He was transferred among various federal hospitals, and was paroled 25 September 1863. He was received 27 September 1863 at City Point, VA for exchange. He retired 16 April 1864 to the Invalid Corps (Regiment RC) due to disability.1 
Event*26 September 1889Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; for veteran reunion1 
Death*18 November 1909Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Buried Oak Plains Presbyterian Church cemetery.1 

Citations

  1. [S267] Oscar M. Bizzell (ed.) The Sampson County Historical Society, The Heritage of Sampson County, North Carolina (; Winston-Salem, N.C: Hunter Pub. Co., 1983), Library of Congress.
  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 #1950., National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
  3. [S49] Unknown compiler, compiler, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. 13 vols (n.p.: Raleigh: University Graphics, 1993). Hereinafter cited as North Carolina Troops 1861-65.

William Joseph Balkcom1,2,3

#944, b. circa 1865
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited31 Dec 2005
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*James Arnold Balkcom4,2 b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Mother*Sarah L. Harrington4,2 b. 2 Jul 1843, d. 1 Dec 1917
Birth*circa 1865Henry County, Alabama, USA; date from 1870 census, but web source has 18 Feb 18671,3 
(Resident) Census26 June 1870James Arnold Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1870; hh#80, Beat 12, census page 199, stamped pg 268, Barnes Crossroads, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. A. Balkcum", head, age 34? (nearly illegible), farmer, $300 personal assets, born in Georgia;
"Sarah Balkcum" age 25, keeping house, born in Alabama;
"W. J. Balkcum" male age 5, born in Alabama;
"B. A. Balkcum" male age 1, born in Alabama;
"J. B. Howel", male age 6, born in Alabama.

They lived adjacent to L. Balkcom and children. L. Balkcom is likely Lucinda Deal, wife of Joseph D. Balkcom killed in Civil War. In 1860, Joseph and Lucinda lived along with James Arnold Balkcom in Dale County household of James E. Balkcom.5 
(Resident) Census30 June 1885James Arnold Balkcom; Holmes County, Florida, USA; Appeared on the Florida State Census of 1885:
"J. A. Balkcom", male age 48, farming, married, born in GA, parents born NC;
"S. L. Balkcom", female age 42, housekeeper, born AL, father NC, mother GA, read/write no;
"W. J. Balkcom", male age 18, farming, attending school;
"B. A. Balkcom", male age 15, farming, attending school;
"A. Balkcom", female age 10, attending school;
"Ann S. Balkcom", female age 8, attending school;
"A. L. Balkcom", female age 6;
"E. Balkcom", female age 3.

Note, some of the initials were difficult do read and may be in error.6 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978), A-067-aeadfaaa. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as RootsWeb.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 11 of 20, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

William P. Balkcom1

#1587, b. between 1790 and 1800
Last Edited17 Nov 2001
Birth*between 1790 and 18001 
Cen-Head*1840AL Henry Co Census 1840; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; male 40-50, female 40-50, male age 10-15. Male slave under 10, female slave under 10, female slave 24-35. Household adjacent to Alexander Balkcom, relationship unknown.1 

Citations

  1. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Henry County, Al. pg 31, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

William S. Balkcom

#900, b. 7 December 1878, d. 1950
Last Edited11 Sep 2009
Father*Madison Larkin Balkcom b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Mother*Emma Pauline Cox b. 18 Oct 1850
Birth*7 December 1878 
Occupation*1907Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Rural Postal Delivery,
"Wm. S. Balkcom, RD, Ala, SAlaDale, $900"1 
Death*1950 

Citations

  1. [S346] United States Civil Service Commission, Official Register, Persons in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service of the United States, and List of Vessels, 1907, Volume II, The Postal Service (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1907), http://books.google.com. Hereinafter cited as Official Register of the United States, 1907, Volume II, the Postal Service.

William S. Balkcom1,2

#1071, b. circa 1832
Last Edited18 Oct 2002
Father*Bryant Balkcom1,2 b. 1815, d. 1876
Birth*circa 18321,2 
(Resident) Census28 August 1850Bryant Balkcom, GA Jones Co Census 1850; Divison 47, hh 214, Jones County, Georgia, USA; Bryant Balkcom, head, age 35, born in NC, also Ichabod (78 NC), Nancy (65 NC), Jackson Sharpe 20, laborer born in GA; William, 20; and George 14, both GA.2 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Jones County, Ga, Page 195, HH #214., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

William T. Balkcom1,2

#466, b. 30 November 1838, d. 19 September 1864
Last Edited11 Sep 2009
Father*James Balkcom1,2 b. 3 Sep 1810, d. 21 Apr 1873
Mother*Nancy Burden1,2 b. c 1814, d. 29 Jul 1854
Birth*30 November 1838Twiggs County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Cen-Enum*4 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; 84th Division, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; male age 11, born in GA, attending school1 
Witness: James Balkcom
Military*9 July 1861CSA, Georgia Enlisted C Co. 4th Inf Reg. GA, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; enlisted as a Private3 
Death*19 September 1864Winchester, Virginia, USA; in the Battle of Winchester.3,2 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Twiggs Co, GA. Page 163, image 12, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [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.

Ann Balkcum

#2375, b. circa 1840
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Balkcum1 b. 2 Dec 1816, d. 17 Oct 1898
Mother*Molcy Lee2,1 b. 15 Jan 1820, d. 21 Nov 1889
Name VariationAnn Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1840Sampson County, North Carolina, USA3,1 
(Resident) Census16 August 1850(Head of Household) John Balkcum, (Resident) Molcy Lee; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcom" head, age 32, farmer, real estate valued at $500, born NC. In the household were:
"Malcy", female age 30, born NC;
"Ann", age 10, born NC;
"Mary", age 6, born NC;
"James", age 5, born NC;
"Chs", age 2, born NC.

Neighbors Bryan Lee, Robert Merritt, Will Robinson, Brady Merritt, Frederick Merritt, Nathan Johnson.3 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Sampson Co NC, pg 864, stamped pg 434, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#125, Sampson County, NC, page 864, stamped pg 434, Ancestry.com.

Ann W. Balkcum

#2367, b. March 1856, d. 1925
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Lemuel Balkcum1 b. c 1821, d. 24 Dec 1863
Mother*Jemima Rackley1 b. Jul 1823, d. 20 Nov 1901
Name VariationNancy W. Balkcum2 
Name VariationAnn W. Balkcom1 
Birth*March 1856Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census8 June 1860Lemuel Balkcum; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh138, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Lemuel Balkcum" head, age 39, farmer, real estate $1350, personal estate $615, born NC;
"Jemima Balkcum", female age 38, born NC;
"Electa Balkcum", female age 14, born NC;
"Timothy Balkcum", male age 13, born NC;
"Julius Balkcum", male age 12, born NC;
"John T. Balkcum", male age 11, born NC;
"Malsey J. Balkcum", female age 8, born NC;
"Ann W. Balkcum", female age 6, born NC;
"Lucy W. Balkcum", female age 5, born NC;
"Ella Balkcum", female age 1, born NC;
"James Balkcum", male age 19, born NC1 
(Resident) Census10 June 1880Jemima Rackley; Taylors Bridge, ED 201, hh128, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Jemima Balkcum", white female age 60, widowed, keeping house, reading/writing no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Nancy W. Balkcum", daughter age 23, single, read/write no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Lucy Balkcum", daughter age 21, single, read/write no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Mary E. Balkcum", daughter age 17, single, illness listed as headache, read/write no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Tim W. Balkcum", son age 30, single, trade finds turpentine, unemployed 8 mos last year, born NC, parents born NC,
"Edward F. Balkcum", nephew age 17, single, trade cooper, born NC, parents born NC3 
(Resident) Census16 June 1900Jemima Rackley; Taylors Bridge Township, ED104, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Jemima Balkcum", age 76, born July 1823, white female, widowed, 10 children, 8 living, born NC, parents born NC, owned house;
"Nancy W. Balkcum", daughter, single white female age 44, born March 1856 in NC, parents born NC;
"Lucy A. Balkcum", daughter, single white female age 42, born 1858 in NC, parents born NC.
Adjacent household was nephew Edward F. Balkcum age 47 and Mary Ellen Balkcum, and children.2 
Death*19254 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, NC Sampson Co, p 20, ancestry.com pg 12 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, North Carolina Sampson County, page258, ancestry image 19 of 34, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, pg 15, ancestry.com image 15 of 34, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address, reference date 2009.

Charles Balkcum

#2379, b. circa 1847
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Balkcum1 b. 2 Dec 1816, d. 17 Oct 1898
Mother*Molcy Lee1 b. 15 Jan 1820, d. 21 Nov 1889
Name VariationCharles Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1847Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census16 August 1850(Head of Household) John Balkcum, (Resident) Molcy Lee; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcom" head, age 32, farmer, real estate valued at $500, born NC. In the household were:
"Malcy", female age 30, born NC;
"Ann", age 10, born NC;
"Mary", age 6, born NC;
"James", age 5, born NC;
"Chs", age 2, born NC.

Neighbors Bryan Lee, Robert Merritt, Will Robinson, Brady Merritt, Frederick Merritt, Nathan Johnson.2 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#125, Sampson County, NC, page 864, stamped pg 434, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Edward F. Balkcum1

#2392, b. 22 September 1861, d. 18 August 1946
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited2 Apr 2010
My ResearchNote*Edward F. Balkcum appears in 1880 in the household of Jemima Balkcum, wife of Lemuel Balkcum who was deceased by that time. Edward was listed as a nephew. His death certificate listed his father as John Balkcum and mother as Mary Johnson. John Balkcum b1818 is the only known candidate by age, and at the time of Edward's birth he was married to Malsey Lee. 
Birth*22 September 1861Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census10 June 1880Jemima Rackley; Taylors Bridge, ED 201, hh128, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Jemima Balkcum", white female age 60, widowed, keeping house, reading/writing no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Nancy W. Balkcum", daughter age 23, single, read/write no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Lucy Balkcum", daughter age 21, single, read/write no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Mary E. Balkcum", daughter age 17, single, illness listed as headache, read/write no, born NC, parents born NC,
"Tim W. Balkcum", son age 30, single, trade finds turpentine, unemployed 8 mos last year, born NC, parents born NC,
"Edward F. Balkcum", nephew age 17, single, trade cooper, born NC, parents born NC2 
Marriage*circa 1887Mary Ellen Balkcum; census lists age at marriage of Edward as 25, Mary as 243 
Progeny*say 1890Mary Ellen Balkcum; North Carolina, USA; "COLON LEMUEL BALKCUM [C.L. Balkcum, d. 11/27/1929, 40 years old, son of E.F. Balkcum & Mary Balkcum]
PERLEY WOOTEN BALKCUM [Perely (sic) W. Balkcum, 8/4/1891-1/9/1969, Edward F. Balkcum & Mary _____]
Willie Calhoun Balcum
JOHN LUCIAN BALKCUM [John Lucian Balkcum, d. 5/15/1968, son of Edward Balkcum & unknown]
CLAUDIUS T. BALKCUM [Claude Tate Balkcum, 10/27/1900-1/10/1958, son of Edd Balkcum & unknown]"4 
(Witness) Death10 March 1932Mary Ellen Balkcum; Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina, USA; "Mary Ellen Balkcum", age 68 years, wife of E. F. Balkcum, birthplace Sampson County, father "Lemeul Balkcum", mother "Jamimia Rackley", principal cause of death broken leg above knee and bronch. pneumonia as a result. Informant E. F. Balkcum.5,6 
Death*18 August 1946Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Edward F. Balkcum", age 84, farmer, residing in Rocky Mount, NC, spouse Mary Ellen Balkcum, father John Balkcum, mother Mary Johnson, birthplaces unknown, cause of death generalized, arteries ???, senility1 

Citations

  1. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Edward F. Balkcum, Rocky Mount, NC. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, pg 15, ancestry.com image 15 of 34, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Stony Creek Township, Nash County, North Carolina, pg 5, ancestry.com image 9 of 46, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  5. [S342] North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates, Mary Ellen Balkcum, Nash County, North Carolina. Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT.
  6. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, citing death certificate, e-mail address.

Electa Balkcum

#2362, b. circa 1845
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Lemuel Balkcum1 b. c 1821, d. 24 Dec 1863
Mother*Jemima Rackley1 b. Jul 1823, d. 20 Nov 1901
Name VariationElecta Balkcom2 
Birth*circa 1845North Carolina, USA2 
(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)3 
(Resident) Census8 June 1860Lemuel Balkcum; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh138, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Lemuel Balkcum" head, age 39, farmer, real estate $1350, personal estate $615, born NC;
"Jemima Balkcum", female age 38, born NC;
"Electa Balkcum", female age 14, born NC;
"Timothy Balkcum", male age 13, born NC;
"Julius Balkcum", male age 12, born NC;
"John T. Balkcum", male age 11, born NC;
"Malsey J. Balkcum", female age 8, born NC;
"Ann W. Balkcum", female age 6, born NC;
"Lucy W. Balkcum", female age 5, born NC;
"Ella Balkcum", female age 1, born NC;
"James Balkcum", male age 19, born NC2 

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. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, NC Sampson Co, p 20, ancestry.com pg 12 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#75, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com.