Keziah Jane Balkcum

#2382, b. circa 1856
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 VariationKeziah Jane Balkcom2 
Birth*circa 1856Sampson County, North Carolina, USA3,1 
(Resident) Census4 June 1860(Head of Household) John Balkcum, (Resident) Molcy Lee; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh#72, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcum", head, age 41, farmer, $600 real estate, $2000 personal, born NC,
"Malsey Balkcum", female age 40 born NC,
"Mary S. Balkcum", female age 17, born NC,
"John A. Balkcum", age 12, born NC,
"Malsey A. Balkcum", female age 6, born NC,
"William Balkcum", age 8, born NC,
"Keziah Balkcum", female age 4, born NC,
"Bryan Lee", age 65, farm laborer, born NC (father of wife Malsey?).

Five households away was "Lucien Balcum" age 21, a farm laborer in the household of Reuben Moore. Lucien was probably John's cousin James Lucien Balkcom. William L. Robinson age 52 and large family were two households from Lucien Balcum.4 
(Resident) Census26 July 1870John Balkcum; Lisbon Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkum" head, age 55, farmer, assets $700 real estate, $257 personal, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum" female age 54, keeping house, born NC,
"Susan Balkum", age 24, keeping house, born NC,
"John Balkum", age 22, works on farm, born NC,
"William Balkum", age 19, works on farm, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum", female age 15, keeping house, born NC,
"Kizzie Balkum", female age 13, keeping house, born NC.5 
(Resident) Census19 June 1880John Balkcum; Lisbon Township, ED 191, hh#200, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcum", head, age 62, farmer, born NC, parents born NC,
"M. Balkcum" wife age 61, born NC, parents born NC,
"M. A. Balkcum", daughter age 22, single, born NC, parents born NC,
"Kizzy Jane Balkcum", daughter age 20, single, born NC, parents born NC.2 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson Co North Carolina, pg 24, ancestry image 23 of 32, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County North Carolina, page 12, ancestry.com img4 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County North Carolina, page 12, ancestry.com img 4 of 22, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, page 24, ancestry.com img 24/35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

King Solomon Balkcum1

#2594, b. 1881, d. 1962
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Relationship3rd cousin of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Albert Balkcum1 b. c 1848, d. 5 Apr 1936
Mother*Forthly Lawrence1 b. s 1855
Birth*18811 
Death*19621 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address, reference date 2009.

Lemuel Balkcum

#887, b. circa 1821, d. 24 December 1863
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited18 May 2017
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Child A of Hester Balkcom1 b. s 1793

Family

Jemima Rackley b. Jul 1823, d. 20 Nov 1901
Marriage*say 1841Jemima Rackley; date estimated based on son James age 8 in 1850 census7 
Children 1.William James Balkcum12 b. Apr 1841, d. 1908
 2.Electa Balkcum12 b. c 1845
 3.Timothy W. Balkcum7 b. Jun 1846, d. 8 Nov 1924
 4.Julius Balkcum7 b. c 1848
 5.John T. Balkcum7 b. c 1849
 6.Malsey Jane Balkcum7 b. c 1852, d. 1920
 7.Lucy A. Balkcum7 b. c 1855
 8.Ann W. Balkcum7 b. Mar 1856, d. 1925
 9.Ella Lula Balkcum7 b. c 1859
 10.Euphemia Elizabeth Balkcum13 b. s 1861
 11.Mary Ellen Balkcum14 b. 7 Aug 1863, d. 10 Mar 1932
Name VariationLemuel Balkcom2,3 
Note*John Balkcum; John Balkcum (b c1818), Harman Balkcum (b c1822), Lemuel Balkcum (b c1821) are named as grandchildren in the 1843 will of Hester Balkcum. Lemuel and Harman appear in the same clause of the will and are provided identical small amounts (one common Bible each, or money sufficient to purchase the same). Their appearance together may have been because of closeness of age or some other association but they were unlikely to have been brothers. The will also names another grandson, John Balkcum, with the same provision of one common bible.

Harman is proven as a son of Hester's daughter Nancy, per Nancy's 1853 will which names son Harman but does not mention Lemuel. I call Lemuel the son of unknown parents, one of whom was a child of Hester. I call John the son of a different unknown parent (another child of Hester) and not a brother of Lemuel or Harman because he appears in a separate clause of Hester's will. It's conceivable that Lemuel was a son of William Balkcom who appears as head of a household in the 1820 Sampson County census. However, John (born 1816) is likely not a son of William since in William's 1820 household there were no young males. 
Witness: Hester (?)
Witness: Harman Balkcum
Birth*circa 1821Sampson County, North Carolina, USA4,3,5,6 
Marriage*say 1841Jemima Rackley; date estimated based on son James age 8 in 1850 census7 
(Heir) Will9 March 1843Hester (?); Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Hester Balkcum will dated March 1843, proved May 1843. It names as beneficiaries "my daughter Nancy Balkcum" to receive 30 acres of land on the south side of Beaver Dam Swamp to include the house in which she now lives, "grandson James Lucien Balkcum (son of my daughter Mariah)" to receive the remainder of the land, about 100 acres. It provides miscellaneous household goods to "granddaughter Mary Ellen Johnson, daughter of my daughter Mariah", and token items (a bible each) to grandsons John Balkcum, Harman Balkcum, and Lemuel Balkcum. The executor was "my friend" William L. Robinson; Witnesses were Isaiah S. Robinson and Abner Robinson.8,2,5 
Comment*Jemima Rackley; I assign Timothy, Julius, and John T. Balkcom as sons of Lemuel and Jemima. Although they are in the household in the 1860 census and were born before 1850, they were not in the household in the 1850 census. 
Census*12 August 1850US 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)9 
Resident: William James Balkcum
Resident: Jemima Rackley
Resident: Electa Balkcum
Resident: Mary Eliza Balkcum
Resident: Tina Balkcom
Census*8 June 1860Southern 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 NC7 
Resident: Jemima Rackley
Resident: Electa Balkcum
Resident: Timothy W. Balkcum
Resident: Julius Balkcum
Resident: John T. Balkcum
Resident: Malsey Jane Balkcum
Resident: Ann W. Balkcum
Resident: Lucy A. Balkcum
Resident: Ella Lula Balkcum
Resident: William James Balkcum
Military*4 September 1863Camp Holmes, CSA Army of the Confederacy, Company E of the 30th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, North Carolina, USA; enlisted at age 40, listed as a farmer from Sampson County. He died 24 Dec 1863 in hospital, Richmond, Va. of typhoid fever.10,6 
Death*24 December 1863Richmond, Virginia, USA; see military service record6,11 
Witness: Jemima Rackley

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester Balkcom, 1843, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  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. [S103] Bolkcom Newsletter, Researcher Robert E. Bolkcom, online http://www.pbalkcom.com/gwb, Jerry Balkcom.
  4. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, mentioned in grandmother Hester Balkcum's will dated 9 March 1843 and proved May 1843.
  5. [S104] Bass, compiler, Sampson County North Carolina Wills (n.p.: n.pub., 1958). Hereinafter cited as Sampson County North Carolina Wills.
  6. [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.
  7. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, NC Sampson Co, p 20, ancestry.com pg 12 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Last Will & Testament of Hester Balkcom, North Carolina State Archives.
  9. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#75, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S340] Civil War Service Records, National Archives and Records Administration, United States National Archives. Civil War Muster Rolls [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Microfilm rolls RG109 m253, records 1949, 1955, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
  11. [S339] Confederate Pension Files, North Carolina, online at http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  12. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Census U.S. of 1850, Sampson County, NC, Ancestry.com image 11 of 83, Ancestry.com.
  13. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  14. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, citing death certificate, e-mail address.

Lucy A. Balkcum

#2368, b. circa 1855
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited13 Jan 2009
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 VariationLucy A. Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1855Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; birth 1858 per 1900 census1,2 
(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 

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.

Malsey Jane Balkcum

#2366, b. circa 1852, d. 1920
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited24 Jan 2009
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 VariationMalsey Jane Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1852North Carolina, USA1 
(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 
Marriage*Joseph Wright Knowles; North Carolina, USA2 
Progeny*Joseph Wright Knowles; North Carolina, USA; .................. 2 Malsey Jane Balkcum (1852 - 1920)
.................. + Joseph Wright Knowles
........................ 3 Harties Cleveland Knowles (1885 - 1955)
........................ + Elizabeth Hassie Casteen
........................ 3 Lougenia Knowles
........................ + Alonzo Jerome Burriss2 
Death*19203 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, NC Sampson Co, p 20, ancestry.com pg 12 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  3. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address.

Margaret Balkcum

#2359, b. circa 1835, d. 17 July 1915
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited3 Jul 2016
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Mother*Nancy Balkcum1 b. s 1794, d. b Feb 1854

Family

Lewis Henderson b. c 1835
Marriage*circa 1855Lewis Henderson; date estimated based on their children's ages in 1860, and Margaret not named as a Henderson in her mother Nancy's 1853 will. 
Children 1.Lewis S. Henderson4 b. c 1856
 2.James L. Henderson4 b. c 1857
 3.Isabella J. Henderson4 b. Mar 1860
 4.Ann E. Henderson5 b. c 1862
 5.Caswell Henderson5 b. c 1865
 6.Mary S. Henderson5 b. c 1868
 7.Sarah Henderson6 b. c 1872
 8.Loudie Henderson6 b. c 1874
Name VariationMargaret Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1835Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; birth date based on 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses. Age 82 per 1917 death certificate would place birth in 1835.1 
Cen-Enum*1840US 1840 Census; likely one of the females age 5-10 in Nancy Balkcom's household 
(Heir) Will20 August 1853Nancy Balkcum; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached exhibit) Nancy Balkcum dated a will on this date. It names:
"my daughter Margaret Balkcum" - bed & furniture ("the bed on which I have usually lain"), wheel & cards, 1 table,sow and pigs, $20, "for her services in waiting on me in my last sickness";
"my two daughters Eliza and Mary" - 1 bed & furniture;
"my son Harman be paid back all expenses that he may incur in providing for me"
Remaining property to be sold to pay debts and funeral expenses, remainder equally divided among children.
Exec William L. Robinson, wit Nathan Johnson, Joshua Rackley.2,3 
Married Namecirca 1855Henderson 
Marriage*circa 1855Lewis Henderson; date estimated based on their children's ages in 1860, and Margaret not named as a Henderson in her mother Nancy's 1853 will. 
Census*30 July 1860Lewis Henderson; Newton Grove, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Lewis Henderson", age 25, born in NC, turpentine laborer, no real estate, personal assets $54, not reading'writing;
"Margaret Henderson" age 26, not reading/writing;
"Lewis S. Henderson" age 4;
"James L. Henderson" age 3;
"Isabella J Henderson" age 4 months.

All in family were identified as mulatto.
Nearby lived Margaret's sister Eliza Balkcum Aldridge and family. Adjacent was a James Mashburn age 24 (relative of Wiley Balkcom's wife who was a Mashburn?) and other white farmers with real estate and personal assets so Lewis may have been working on one of their farms.4 
Census1 June 1870Lewis Henderson; Brogden, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Lewis Henderson" age 45, farmer, not identified as owning real estate or personal property;
"Margarett Henderson" age 35, keeping house;
"James L. Henderson" age 13;
"Ann E. Henderson" age 8;
"Caswell Henderson" age 5;
"Mary S. Henderson" age 2.

All in the family were born in North Carolina, identified as mulatto. Next door was the family of Margaret's sister Eliza Balkcum Aldridge.5 
Resident: James L. Henderson
Resident: Ann E. Henderson
Resident: Caswell Henderson
Resident: Mary S. Henderson
Census14 June 1880(Neighbor) Lewis Henderson; Wayne County, North Carolina, United States; "Lewis Henderson" age 46, farmer, not reading/writing.
"Margaret" wife age 44, not reading/writing;
"Caswell" son age 15;
"Mary" daughter age 12;
"Sarah" daughter age 8;
"Loudie" daughter age 6.

All were identified as born in NC, mulatto.6 
Resident: Mary S. Henderson
Resident: Caswell Henderson
Resident: Sarah Henderson
Resident: Loudie Henderson
Death*17 July 1915Brogden, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Marguriet Henderson", black, age 82. Born Sampson County to an unknown father and Margaret Bowkin. Informant: Lucian Henderson7 

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy Balkcom, 1853, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  2. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives.
  3. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County, North Carolina, Westbrooks District, Northern Division, Newton Grove Post Office., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Wayne County North Carolina, Brogden Township, Goldsboro Post Office, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Marguriet Henderson. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.

Mariah Balkcum

#2003, b. circa 1814
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited21 Apr 2017
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Y-Bal
Mother*Hester (?)1 b. c 1774, d. b May 1843

Family 1

William L. Robinson b. c 1808
Child 1.James Lucien Balkcum9 b. c 1839, d. 4 Jan 1865

Family 2

Will Johnson Jr. b. c 1815
Marriage*say 1840Will Johnson Jr.; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; probably Mariah Balkcum, dau of Hester Balkcum, date estimated based on daughter Mary Ellen's birth.3 
Children 1.Mary Ellen Johnson10,11 b. c 1842
 2.Josiah Johnson3 b. c 1844
 3.Susan Johnson3 b. c 1846
 4.Isabella C. Johnson3 b. c 1848, d. 10 Feb 1929
Name VariationMariah Balkcom2 
CommentNancy Balkcum; Nancy Balkcum and Mariah Balkcum were daughters of Hester Balkcum according to Hester's will. Their father(s) are unknown. They were not children of John Balkcom who Hester married in around 1799 and who died in 1803. Hester did give Nancy and Mariah the Balkcum surname. In fact Nancy gave her children the Balkcum surname as well and apparently never married. At least two of Nancy's children, Eliza b1829 and Margaret were of mixed race based on identification as mulatto in the federal census. A photo of Eliza held by descendant Lisa Y. Henderson seems to confirm this. 
Birth*circa 1814Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; birth date estimated from later census records. Mariah was listed as age 36 in the 1850 census, (erroneous) age 35 in 1860, and age 54 in the 1870 census.3 
Married Namesay 1840Johnson3 
Marriage*say 1840Will Johnson Jr.; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; probably Mariah Balkcum, dau of Hester Balkcum, date estimated based on daughter Mary Ellen's birth.3 
(Heir) Will9 March 1843Hester (?); Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Hester Balkcum will dated March 1843, proved May 1843. It names as beneficiaries "my daughter Nancy Balkcum" to receive 30 acres of land on the south side of Beaver Dam Swamp to include the house in which she now lives, "grandson James Lucien Balkcum (son of my daughter Mariah)" to receive the remainder of the land, about 100 acres. It provides miscellaneous household goods to "granddaughter Mary Ellen Johnson, daughter of my daughter Mariah", and token items (a bible each) to grandsons John Balkcum, Harman Balkcum, and Lemuel Balkcum. The executor was "my friend" William L. Robinson; Witnesses were Isaiah S. Robinson and Abner Robinson.1,4,5 
(Resident) Census13 August 1850Will Johnson Jr.; Southern District, hh92, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Will Johnson Jr", head, age 35, cooper, born NC, read/write no,
"Mariah Johnson", age 36, born NC, read/write no,
"James Johnson", age 11, born NC,
"Mary Johnson", age 8, born NC,
"Josiah Johnson", age 6, born NC,
"Susan Johnson", age 4, born NC,
"Clea Johnson", age 2, born NC.3 
(Resident) Census11 June 1860Will Johnson Jr.; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh#180, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Wm Johnson", head, age 36, farm laborer, no real estate or personal estate listed, read/write no,
"Maria Johnson", age 35,
"Ellen Johnson", age 18, attending school,
"Josiah Johnson", age 16, farm laborer, attending school,
"Susan Johnson", age 14, attending school,
"Isabella Johnson", age 11, attending school.6 
Census*20 July 1870Lisbon Township, hh#1, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Mariah Johnson", white, age 54, keeping house, born NC, in the household of Hiram Blackburn. Mariah's daughter Isabella and her husband William H. Blackburn were also both in the household.

"Hiram Blackburn", farmer age 56, wife Barbary, and 6 children between age 10 and 24. William H. Blackburn was the oldest child at age 24, working in farm. Isabella was age 21.7 
Resident: William H. Blackburn
Resident: Isabella C. Johnson
Census7 June 1880Taylors Bridge, ED#211, hh#197, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Mariah Johnson", mother-in-law age 67, widowed, born NC, living in household of daughter Isabella and her husband William H. Blackburn.

Neighbors Robinson, Johnson, Bowen.8 
Resident: William H. Blackburn
Resident: Isabella C. Johnson

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Last Will & Testament of Hester Balkcom, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  2. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester "Balkcum", North Carolina State Archives.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Sampson County, North Carolina, pg 866, ancestry.com img 14 of 83, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [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.
  5. [S104] Bass, compiler, Sampson County North Carolina Wills (n.p.: n.pub., 1958). Hereinafter cited as Sampson County North Carolina Wills.
  6. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County, North Carolina, pg 26, ancestry.com image 18 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, Clinton Post Office, pg 1, ancestry.com img 1/35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, page 23, ancestry.com img pg 23 of 34, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  9. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester Balkcum's will, 1843, North Carolina State Archives.
  10. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester Balkcum will, 1843, North Carolina State Archives.
  11. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com.

Mary Balkcum

#2360, b. say 1832
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited5 Jun 2016
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Mother*Nancy Balkcum1 b. s 1794, d. b Feb 1854
Name VariationMary Balkcom1 
Birth*say 1832Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; possibly one of the girls age 5-10 in the household of Nancy Balkcum in the 1840 census.1 
Cen-Enum*1840US 1840 Census; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; probably one of the females under 10 in mother Nancy's household2 
(Heir) Will20 August 1853Nancy Balkcum; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached exhibit) Nancy Balkcum dated a will on this date. It names:
"my daughter Margaret Balkcum" - bed & furniture ("the bed on which I have usually lain"), wheel & cards, 1 table,sow and pigs, $20, "for her services in waiting on me in my last sickness";
"my two daughters Eliza and Mary" - 1 bed & furniture;
"my son Harman be paid back all expenses that he may incur in providing for me"
Remaining property to be sold to pay debts and funeral expenses, remainder equally divided among children.
Exec William L. Robinson, wit Nathan Johnson, Joshua Rackley.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy Balkcom, 1853, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  2. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Sampson County, NC, ancestry image page 7 of 98, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives.
  4. [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.

Mary Eliza Balkcum1

#2358, b. February 1829, d. 29 January 1924
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited8 Mar 2017
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Mother*Nancy Balkcum2,1,3 b. s 1794, d. b Feb 1854

Family

Robert Aldridge b. 1819, d. 1899
Marriage*circa 1852Robert Aldridge; North Carolina, USA; date is estimated based on age of oldest child in household in 1860 census.10,11 
Children 1.George W. Aldridge b. c 1853
 2.John William Aldridge b. c 1855
 3.Armelia Aldridge b. c 1856
 4.Matthew L. Aldridge b. 1856, d. 6 May 1920
 5.David Sloan Aldridge b. c 1858
 6.Amanda Aldridge b. Jun 1860
 7.Ella Aldridge13 b. c 1862
 8.Louella Aldridge14 b. c 1863
 9.Eliza Aldridge13 b. c 1864
 10.Lizzie Aldridge14 b. c 1864
 11.Joseph Aldridge+13 b. Dec 1869, d. 6 Sep 1934
 12.Robert Aldridge14 b. 1870, d. 29 Aug 1940
 13.Fannie Aldridge14 b. c 1872
Name VariationEliza Balkcom4 
Birth*February 1829Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; according to her death certificate dated 29 January 1924, she was age 94 years and 11 months at death.3,5,6,7 
Cen-Enum1830US 1830 Census; may be the female under 5 in grandmother Hester Balkcom's household 
Cen-Enum*1840US 1840 Census; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; probably one of the females under 10 in mother Nancy's household8 
(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)9 
Married Namecirca 1852Aldridge10,7 
Marriage*circa 1852Robert Aldridge; North Carolina, USA; date is estimated based on age of oldest child in household in 1860 census.10,11 
(Heir) Will20 August 1853Nancy Balkcum; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached exhibit) Nancy Balkcum dated a will on this date. It names:
"my daughter Margaret Balkcum" - bed & furniture ("the bed on which I have usually lain"), wheel & cards, 1 table,sow and pigs, $20, "for her services in waiting on me in my last sickness";
"my two daughters Eliza and Mary" - 1 bed & furniture;
"my son Harman be paid back all expenses that he may incur in providing for me"
Remaining property to be sold to pay debts and funeral expenses, remainder equally divided among children.
Exec William L. Robinson, wit Nathan Johnson, Joshua Rackley.12,4 
Census*29 July 1860Robert Aldridge; Newton Grove, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; appears as Mary E. Aldridge. Household:
"Robert Aldridge", age 32, farmer, mulatto, born NC, not reading/writing;
"Mary E. Aldridge", age 27, mulatto, not reading/writing;
"George W.", age 7, mulatto;
"John", age 5, mulatto;
"Amelia", age 4, mulatto;
"Matthew L", age 3, mulatto;
"David S.", age 2, mulatto;
female infant age 1 month, mulatto.

Neighbor Enoch Merritt (occupation Cooper), wife Sally, and family.
Neighbor Lewis Henderson age 25 and wife Margaret (Balkcum) Henderson age 26, all of family listed as mulatto.11,1 
Resident: George W. Aldridge
Resident: John William Aldridge
Resident: Armelia Aldridge
Resident: Matthew L. Aldridge
Resident: David Sloan Aldridge
Resident: Amanda Aldridge
Census1 June 1870Robert Aldridge; Brogden, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Robert Aldridge" age 52, farmer, owned the property;
"Eliza Aldridge", age 39, keeping house, born NC;
"George Aldridge" age 18;
"John Aldridge" age 17;
"Ameliah Aldridge" age 14;
"Mathew L. Aldridge" age 13;
"David S. Aldridge" age 12;
"Amanda Aldridge" age 10;
"Ella Aldridge" age 8;
"Eliza Aldridge" age 6;
"Robert Aldridge" age 4;
"Joseph Aldridge" age 7 months, born last Dec;
"Gregory Isham" age 12, born NC, working on farm.

All in the family were identified as born in North Carolina, mulatto. The children of appropriate age had attended school the past year Next door was the family of Mary Eliza's sister Margaret Balkcum Henderson.13 
Resident: George W. Aldridge
Resident: John William Aldridge
Resident: Armelia Aldridge
Resident: Matthew L. Aldridge
Resident: David Sloan Aldridge
Resident: Amanda Aldridge
Census14 June 1880(Head of Household) Robert Aldridge; Brogden Township, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Robt Aldridge" age 62, farmer, with wife "Elizar Aldridge" age 50.
Children: "Matthew" age 23; "Sloan" age 21; "Amanda" age 19; "Louella" age 17; "Lizzie" age 16; "Robert" age 12; "Joseph" age 10; "Fannie" age 8.14 
Resident: Louella Aldridge
Resident: Lizzie Aldridge
Resident: Robert Aldridge
Resident: Fannie Aldridge
Resident: Matthew L. Aldridge
Resident: David Sloan Aldridge
Resident: Amanda Aldridge
Resident: Joseph Aldridge
Census1900Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; appeared as Eliza Alderge1 
Event*1904Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; Eliza Aldridge received 53 acres on Stoney Run Branch as her dower layoff.1 
Census1910(Head of Household) Joseph Aldridge; Brogden Township, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Joseph Aldridge" head, age 40, farm owner, with wife "Lou B. Aldridge", married 5 years, three children;
"Mary Aldridge" age 3;
"Allen Aldridge" age 2;
"Daniel Aldridge" age 8 months;
Joseph Aldridge's mother "Eliza Aldridge" age 80.
All born NC. Eliza's other son Robert Aldridge lived adjacent.15,1 
Resident: Mary Aldridge
Resident: Allen Aldridge
Resident: Daniel Aldridge
Census1920Brogden, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; appears as Eliza Aldridge1 
Comment*Son Matthew Aldridge's death cert, filed in Wayne County, lists his mother as "Lizzie Borkem."

Son Robert Aldridge's death cert, filed in Wayne County, lists his mother as "Eliza Baucom."

Son Joseph Aldridge's death cert, filed in Wayne County, lists his mother as "Eliza Barkin" of Sampson County.1 
Death*29 January 1924Wayne County, North Carolina, USA; "Eliza Aldridge", informant Joseph Aldridge (son) reported her age 94 years 11 months, colored, widow, occupation domestic, birthplace Duplin, mother "Nancy" (maiden name unknown), father unknown. Cause of death influenza. Died intestate.16 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, descendant of Eliza Balkcum, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy Balkcom Will, 1853, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [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.
  5. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy Balkcum, 20 August 1853, North Carolina State Archives.
  6. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 29 January 1924. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.
  7. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address.
  8. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Sampson County, NC, ancestry image page 7 of 98, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  9. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#75, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S342] North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates, Eliza Aldridge, 29 January 1924. Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT.
  11. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County, North Carolina, Westbrooks District, Northern Division, Newton Grove Post Office., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives.
  13. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Wayne County North Carolina, Brogden Township, Goldsboro Post Office, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  14. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Wayne County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  15. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Wayne County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  16. [S342] North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates. Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT.

Mary Ellen Balkcum

#2384, b. 7 August 1863, d. 10 March 1932
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited24 Jan 2009
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 VariationMary Ellen Balkcom1 
Birth*7 August 1863Sampson 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 1887Edward F. Balkcum; census lists age at marriage of Edward as 25, Mary as 243 
Progeny*say 1890Edward F. 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 
Death*10 March 1932Rocky 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.5,1 
Witness: Edward F. Balkcum

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, citing death certificate, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  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.
  5. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Mary Ellen Balkcum, Nash County, North Carolina. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.

Mary Susan Balkcum

#2377, b. circa 1844
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 VariationMary Susan Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1844Sampson County, North Carolina, USA2,1 
(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.2 
(Resident) Census4 June 1860(Head of Household) John Balkcum, (Resident) Molcy Lee; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh#72, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcum", head, age 41, farmer, $600 real estate, $2000 personal, born NC,
"Malsey Balkcum", female age 40 born NC,
"Mary S. Balkcum", female age 17, born NC,
"John A. Balkcum", age 12, born NC,
"Malsey A. Balkcum", female age 6, born NC,
"William Balkcum", age 8, born NC,
"Keziah Balkcum", female age 4, born NC,
"Bryan Lee", age 65, farm laborer, born NC (father of wife Malsey?).

Five households away was "Lucien Balcum" age 21, a farm laborer in the household of Reuben Moore. Lucien was probably John's cousin James Lucien Balkcom. William L. Robinson age 52 and large family were two households from Lucien Balcum.3 
(Resident) Census26 July 1870John Balkcum; Lisbon Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkum" head, age 55, farmer, assets $700 real estate, $257 personal, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum" female age 54, keeping house, born NC,
"Susan Balkum", age 24, keeping house, born NC,
"John Balkum", age 22, works on farm, born NC,
"William Balkum", age 19, works on farm, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum", female age 15, keeping house, born NC,
"Kizzie Balkum", female age 13, keeping house, born NC.4 

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.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County North Carolina, page 12, ancestry.com img 4 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, page 24, ancestry.com img 24/35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Molsey Alice Balkcum

#2383, b. October 1854, d. 18 January 1950
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom (#1)
Descendants of Hester Balkcom (#2)
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 VariationMolsy Alice Balkcom1 
Birth*October 1854Sampson County, North Carolina, USA2,1 
(Resident) Census4 June 1860(Head of Household) John Balkcum, (Resident) Molcy Lee; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh#72, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcum", head, age 41, farmer, $600 real estate, $2000 personal, born NC,
"Malsey Balkcum", female age 40 born NC,
"Mary S. Balkcum", female age 17, born NC,
"John A. Balkcum", age 12, born NC,
"Malsey A. Balkcum", female age 6, born NC,
"William Balkcum", age 8, born NC,
"Keziah Balkcum", female age 4, born NC,
"Bryan Lee", age 65, farm laborer, born NC (father of wife Malsey?).

Five households away was "Lucien Balcum" age 21, a farm laborer in the household of Reuben Moore. Lucien was probably John's cousin James Lucien Balkcom. William L. Robinson age 52 and large family were two households from Lucien Balcum.3 
(Resident) Census26 July 1870John Balkcum; Lisbon Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkum" head, age 55, farmer, assets $700 real estate, $257 personal, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum" female age 54, keeping house, born NC,
"Susan Balkum", age 24, keeping house, born NC,
"John Balkum", age 22, works on farm, born NC,
"William Balkum", age 19, works on farm, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum", female age 15, keeping house, born NC,
"Kizzie Balkum", female age 13, keeping house, born NC.4 
(Resident) Census19 June 1880John Balkcum; Lisbon Township, ED 191, hh#200, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcum", head, age 62, farmer, born NC, parents born NC,
"M. Balkcum" wife age 61, born NC, parents born NC,
"M. A. Balkcum", daughter age 22, single, born NC, parents born NC,
"Kizzy Jane Balkcum", daughter age 20, single, born NC, parents born NC.5 
Marriage*17 April 1895William James Balkcum; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; second marriage6,2 
Death*18 January 1950North Carolina, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County North Carolina, page 12, ancestry.com img 4 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, page 24, ancestry.com img 24/35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson Co North Carolina, pg 24, ancestry image 23 of 32, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address.

Nancy Balkcum

#2002, b. say 1794, d. before February 1854
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 May 2017
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Unk Y-Bal
Mother*Hester (?)1 b. c 1774, d. b May 1843

Family

Children 1.Harman Balkcum9,6 b. c 1822, d. 8 Apr 1863
 2.Mary Eliza Balkcum+9,10,11 b. Feb 1829, d. 29 Jan 1924
 3.Mary Balkcum12 b. s 1832
 4.Margaret Balkcum+12 b. c 1835, d. 17 Jul 1915
Name VariationNancy Balkcom2 
CommentMariah Balkcum; Nancy Balkcum and Mariah Balkcum were daughters of Hester Balkcum according to Hester's will. Their father(s) are unknown. They were not children of John Balkcom who Hester married in around 1799 and who died in 1803. Hester did give Nancy and Mariah the Balkcum surname. In fact Nancy gave her children the Balkcum surname as well and apparently never married. At least two of Nancy's children, Eliza b1829 and Margaret were of mixed race based on identification as mulatto in the federal census. A photo of Eliza held by descendant Lisa Y. Henderson seems to confirm this. 
Birth*say 1794North Carolina, USA; There are inconsistencies in records relating to Nancy Balkcum's birth date. The 1840 census lists Nancy's age then as between 30 and 39, which if accurate means Nancy was born between 1801 and 1810. She could not have been born before 1804, at least with John Balkcom, Hester's husband, as father because John died in 1803, and Nancy was not named as a child of John in his estate papers. So if the 1840 census is correct, Nancy's birth then would have been between 1804 and 1810. Hester in 1810 had no young girls in her household which would suggest that Nancy was born in 1810, after the 1810 census. However, Nancy gave birth to a son, Harman, in around 1822 which seems to rule out the 1810 birth date.

Alternatively, Nancy may have understated her age to the census taker in 1840 and may have been born before Hester's marriage to John Balkcom (uncertain date, but probably 1799 or so). That could explain why there were no girls in Hester's household in the 1810 census since Nancy may have been out of the household and independent by then. This would make her born before 1798, and more likely before 1795 (otherwise she should have appeared in Hester's household in 1810).

I conclude that the latter scenario is most likely and that Nancy was born before 1795, say 1794.3,4 
Cen-Head*1840Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Nancy Balkcom", female age 30-40, with females 2 age 5-10 and 1 age 10-15 (prob daughters Margaret, Eliza, Mary). One person in family employed in agriculture. Also in the household was one slave, a boy under 10, and 1 identified as "Colored Persons - Insane and idiots at public charge", which may have been the young boy.

Neighbors included Wm Johnson, John Balkcom (likely her brother), H. Balkcom (likely her son Harmon), Charlott Merritt (female age 50-60), Milla Merritt age 60-70, Wm L. Robinson.4 
Resident: Margaret Balkcum
Resident: Mary Eliza Balkcum
Resident: Mary Balkcum
(Buyer) Land10 January 1841Hester (?); Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached deed, poor condition but partly readable)
Hester Balkcum sold 130 acres to "Nancy Balkcum her daughter and James Lucien Balkcum her grandson ... in consideration of the love and affection which she holds towards her said daughter Nancy and her [Hester's] grandson James Lucien ... in the ... consideration to her of the sum of one dollar... tract of land lying on the south side of Beaverdam Swamp and joining the lands of Nathan Johnson, heirs of Mathew Prigeon ... ?? Rogers old corner ... along Rogers' old line to the Beaverdam Swamp then along said swamp to the mouth of horse branch then ... to Little Branch ... for Nancy Balkcum to use during her life and on her death [to] James Lucien Balkcum ... Hester Balkcum to have the privilege of living on during her natural life ..."
Witnessed by Ruggels? Johnson and Richard? P. Johnson5 
(Heir) Will9 March 1843Hester (?); Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Hester Balkcum will dated March 1843, proved May 1843. It names as beneficiaries "my daughter Nancy Balkcum" to receive 30 acres of land on the south side of Beaver Dam Swamp to include the house in which she now lives, "grandson James Lucien Balkcum (son of my daughter Mariah)" to receive the remainder of the land, about 100 acres. It provides miscellaneous household goods to "granddaughter Mary Ellen Johnson, daughter of my daughter Mariah", and token items (a bible each) to grandsons John Balkcum, Harman Balkcum, and Lemuel Balkcum. The executor was "my friend" William L. Robinson; Witnesses were Isaiah S. Robinson and Abner Robinson.1,6,7 
Will*20 August 1853Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; (see attached exhibit) Nancy Balkcum dated a will on this date. It names:
"my daughter Margaret Balkcum" - bed & furniture ("the bed on which I have usually lain"), wheel & cards, 1 table,sow and pigs, $20, "for her services in waiting on me in my last sickness";
"my two daughters Eliza and Mary" - 1 bed & furniture;
"my son Harman be paid back all expenses that he may incur in providing for me"
Remaining property to be sold to pay debts and funeral expenses, remainder equally divided among children.
Exec William L. Robinson, wit Nathan Johnson, Joshua Rackley.8,6 
Heir: Margaret Balkcum
Heir: Harman Balkcum
Heir: Mary Eliza Balkcum
Heir: Mary Balkcum
Death*before February 1854Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Nancy Balkcum's will was proved in the February 1854 session of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions2,6 

Citations

  1. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Last Will & Testament of Hester Balkcom, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  2. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy "Balkcum", North Carolina State Archives.
  3. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Hester "Balkcum", North Carolina State Archives.
  4. [S15] Census, U.S. of 1840, Sampson County, NC, ancestry image page 7 of 98, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S453] Sampson County North Carolina Deeds - Originals: Book 26, Page 239, Sampson County Register of Deeds, www.sampsonrod.org. Hereinafter cited as Sampson County Deeds.
  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.
  7. [S104] Bass, compiler, Sampson County North Carolina Wills (n.p.: n.pub., 1958). Hereinafter cited as Sampson County North Carolina Wills.
  8. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives.
  9. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy Balkcom Will, 1853, North Carolina State Archives.
  10. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, descendant of Eliza Balkcum, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  11. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  12. [S269] Wills, Sampson County North Carolina, Nancy Balkcom, 1853, North Carolina State Archives.

Timothy W. Balkcum

#2363, b. June 1846, d. 8 November 1924
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited11 Jun 2017
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 VariationTimothy W. Balkcom1,2 
Birth*June 1846Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1,3 
(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 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 NC4 
Marriage*circa 1886Ida L Blackburn; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Timothy W. Balkcum married Ida L. Blackburn. Their children:
CORA B. BALKCUM [Cora Balkcum Ezzell, 12/7/1887-11/14/1967, dau of Timothy Balkcum & Ida Blackburn]
Henry L. Balkcum
Rudolph Balkcum (1897- )
MATTHEW JAMES BALKCUM [Mack J. (Matthew James) Balkcum, 10/14/1900-3/29/1941, Tim Balkcum & Ida Blackburn]
Harmon L. Balkcum (1905- )
Ida M. Balkcum (1909- )"5,6 
Progeny*1887CORA B. BALKCUM [Cora Balkcum Ezzell, 12/7/1887-11/14/1967, dau of Timothy Balkcum & Ida Blackburn]
Henry L. Balkcum
Rudolph Balkcum (1897- )
MATTHEW JAMES BALKCUM [Mack J. (Matthew James) Balkcum, 10/14/1900-3/29/1941, Tim Balkcum & Ida Blackburn]
Harmon L. Balkcum (1905- )
Ida M. Balkcum (1909- )7 
Census*1900Taylors Bridge Township, ED 104, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Timothy W. Balkcum" head, born June 1846, farmer, with household:
Ida L Balkcum      29 wife of 14 years, maiden name Blackburn,
Cora B Balkcum      12 daughter,
Henry L Balkcum      8 son,
Rudolph Balkcum      2 son.

Nearby families were Robinson, Murphy, Merritt.3 
(Neighbor) Census23 June 1900Isabella C. Johnson, (Head of Household) William L. Blackburn; Taylors Bridge Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, United States; "William L. Blackburn", head, age 27 single, farmer, renting;
"Isabella C. Blackburn", mother age 51, widowed, mother of 6 children, all living;
"James A. Blackburn", brother age 25;
"Ira Ellen Blackburn" sister age 23;
"Millie M. Blackburn" sister age 20;
"Lennie E. Blackburn" brother age 16.

The adjacent household was the family of Timothy W. Balkcom, son of Lemuel Balkcum, and his wife Ida L (Blackburn) Balkcum, probably sister of William L Blackburn.6 
Death*8 November 1924Sampson County, North Carolina, USA8 
Burial*Ezzell Cemetery, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; Timothy Balkcum, born 5 June 1846, died 6 Nov 19249 

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, NC Sampson County, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, NC Sampson County, ancestry image pg 28 of 34, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, pg 15, ancestry.com image 15 of 34, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  6. [S382] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, ED 104, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address.
  8. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address.
  9. [S455] Bradley West and Kenneth Register, compiler, Southern Sampson County, NC Cemeteries, Cemeteries Located South of Highway 24 (Roseboro, NC: Bradley Lee West, 1999), Burials at Ezzell Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Southern Sampson County, NC Cemeteries.

William Allen Balkcum1

#2640, b. 1873, d. 1929
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited18 Feb 2017
Relationship3rd cousin of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*John Albert Balkcum1 b. c 1848, d. 5 Apr 1936
Mother*Emmeline Lawrence1 b. s 1850

Family

Eula McMillan b. c 1892
Child 1.Georgia Belle Balkcum3 b. 12 Sep 1920, d. 4 Jul 2005
Birth*1873North Carolina, USA; date and location from 1920 census when he was age 461,2 
Marriage*say 1909Eula McMillan; date estimated by age of oldest child in 1920.3 
Census*31 January 1920(Resident) Eula McMillan; Lisbon, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA;
"William A. Balkcum", head, age 46, farmer, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina;
"Eula Balkcum", wife, age 28, born North Carolina, parents born North Carolina;
"Eugene Balkcum", son age 10;
"Magdolene E. Balkcum", daughter age 8;
"Richardson Balkcum", son age 6;
"Lucile Balkcum", daughter age 4.2 
Death*19291 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Lisbon, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S9] Newspaper Published Obituaries, The Sampson Independent, Clinton, North Carolina, July 7, 2005, Obituary of Georgia Bell Balkcum Tew.

William Francis Balkcum

#2381, b. circa 1852
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited23 Feb 2017
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 VariationWilliam Francis Balkcom1 
Birth*circa 1852Sampson County, North Carolina, USA2,1 
(Resident) Census4 June 1860(Head of Household) John Balkcum, (Resident) Molcy Lee; Southern Division, Taylors Bridge District, hh#72, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkcum", head, age 41, farmer, $600 real estate, $2000 personal, born NC,
"Malsey Balkcum", female age 40 born NC,
"Mary S. Balkcum", female age 17, born NC,
"John A. Balkcum", age 12, born NC,
"Malsey A. Balkcum", female age 6, born NC,
"William Balkcum", age 8, born NC,
"Keziah Balkcum", female age 4, born NC,
"Bryan Lee", age 65, farm laborer, born NC (father of wife Malsey?).

Five households away was "Lucien Balcum" age 21, a farm laborer in the household of Reuben Moore. Lucien was probably John's cousin James Lucien Balkcom. William L. Robinson age 52 and large family were two households from Lucien Balcum.3 
(Resident) Census26 July 1870John Balkcum; Lisbon Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "John Balkum" head, age 55, farmer, assets $700 real estate, $257 personal, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum" female age 54, keeping house, born NC,
"Susan Balkum", age 24, keeping house, born NC,
"John Balkum", age 22, works on farm, born NC,
"William Balkum", age 19, works on farm, born NC,
"Molcy Balkum", female age 15, keeping house, born NC,
"Kizzie Balkum", female age 13, keeping house, born NC.4 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County North Carolina, page 12, ancestry.com img4 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Sampson County North Carolina, page 12, ancestry.com img 4 of 22, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, page 24, ancestry.com img 24/35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

William James Balkcum

#2370, b. April 1841, d. 1908
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom (#1)
Descendants of Hester Balkcom (#2)
Last Edited15 May 2017
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
Journal*"James Balkcom" appeared in the 1850 census in the household of Lemuel and Jemima Balkcom as an 8 year old male. In 1860, in the same household, "James Balkcum" was listed as age 19, listed last after all other children rather than first as his age would suggest. Possibly James is a brother of Lemuel rather than a son. If a son, the age gap of three years between James and the next oldest is not typical of this family that had a child every year beginning in 1845. For this compilation I'm still calling James a son of Lemuel. 
Name VariationWilliam James Balkcom; "James Balkcum" per census1,2 
Birth*April 1841Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; 19 year old male in 1860 census3,4 
(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)5 
(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 NC3 
Military*10 November 1862CSA, North Carolina Enlisted F Co. 20th Inf Reg. NC, North Carolina, USA; "William James Balkcom"
Enlist Place: Fort Johnston, NC
Enlist Rank: Priv.

Cousins James Lucien Balkcom and Josiah Johnson, sons of Mariah Balkcom, were serving in this company when William James enlisted.

Per the Baucom book, citing as a source p. 486 of the referenced book on NC Troops:

"... he resided in Sampson Co., NC; enlisted at Ft. Caswell 10 Nov 1862. Wounded in left arm and captured at Gettysburg 1-4 July 1863; left arm amputated. Confined to various Federal hospitals until received at City Point, Va. 27 Sept 1863 for exchange. Retired to invalid corps on 16 Apr 1864 by reason of disability."

Cousin James Lucien was captured June 15, 1863 Stephenson's Depot Virginia where Confederates routed the Union forces and then pushed on to Gettysburg.6,7,8 
Marriage*say 1874Catherine Johnson; North Carolina, USA9 
Progeny*Catherine Johnson; ........... William James Balkcum (1842-1908)
................. + Catherine Johnson
........................ 3 Ella Elizabeth Balkcum (1873 - 1944)
........................ + James Boyd Merritt (1861 - 1925)
........................ 3 Livie Lemuel Balkcum (1876 - 1942)
........................ + Lillie Balkcum (1873 - )
........................ 3 Wellington Balkcum (1877 - 1958)
........................ 3 Levina Balkcum (1879 - )
........................ 3 Mary Ellen Balkcum (1881 - 11/2/1954)
........................ + James Pettigrew Chesnutt (1867 - )9 
Marriage*17 April 1895Molsey Alice Balkcum; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; second marriage9,4 
Occupation*1900Taylors Bridge, ED#104, hh#96, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; merchant4 
Death*19082 

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. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communication, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, NC Sampson Co, p 20, ancestry.com pg 12 of 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Southern District, hh#75, Sampson County, NC, page 857, stamped pg 430, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S343] North Carolina and the Civil War, http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genkid2010/, American Civil WarSoldiers, 20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina and the Civil War.
  7. [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), family A-067-aeadd. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  8. [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), Vol 1. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina Troops 1861-65.
  9. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address.

Aaron Balkum1

#1004, b. circa 1834
Last Edited22 Apr 2003
Father*John Balkcom1 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. b 1850
Mother*Mary Johnson1 b. c 1804, d. b 1854
Birth*circa 1834Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Henry Co Census 1850; Southern District hh 552, Henry County, Alabama, USA; a 16 year old male farmer, born in Alabama, who can read and write. He is living with his mother, Mary, and his two siblings, Alexander and Sarah.1 
Witness: Mary Johnson

Citations

  1. [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.

James Whitfield Balkum1

#1005, b. circa 1828, d. 14 May 1888
Last Edited12 May 2012
Father*John Balkcom2,3 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. b 1850
Mother*Mary Johnson1 b. c 1804, d. b 1854

Family

Nancy Boswell b. c 1820, d. c 1870
Marriage*25 March 1847Nancy Boswell; Henry County, Alabama, USA; Nancy (Boswell) Thompson was the widow of a wealthy landowner, Albert Thompson, who had lived in north Henry County and Barbour County. She was between seven and twelve years older than James W. depending on which birthdate is accurate for him.4,1,7,6 
Children 1.Georgia Ann Balkcom12 b. 14 May 1854, d. 5 Nov 1930
 2.Martha E. "Mattie" Balkcom12 b. 14 Jun 1859, d. 26 Feb 1908
 3.James A. Balkcom17,18 b. 29 Nov 1864, d. 9 May 1899
Journal*James Whitfield Balkum was a landowner and merchant in Henry County, Alabama. The former settlement of Balkum, Alabama took its name from him. 
Name VariationBalkcom; the correct "Balkum" was occasionally misspelled as "Balkcom" 
Birth-Alt.*circa 1828Alabama, USA4,5 
Birth29 November 1832Alabama, USA1,6 
Marriage*25 March 1847Nancy Boswell; Henry County, Alabama, USA; Nancy (Boswell) Thompson was the widow of a wealthy landowner, Albert Thompson, who had lived in north Henry County and Barbour County. She was between seven and twelve years older than James W. depending on which birthdate is accurate for him.4,1,7,6 
Census*18 October 1850Nancy Boswell; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J.W. Balkom", a 23 year old male farmer, born in Alabama. He is living with his wife, Nancy and his brother, Lemon. His land is valued at $800. Rosier Branan and family are in nearby household, suggesting possible kinship with James E. Balkcom. In household:
"Nancy", age 30, born South Carolina;
"Lemon Balkom", male age 17, farmer, born Alabama.8 
Resident: Lemon Balkum
Event*1854Alexander Balkcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Whitfield applied to the court of Henry County for guardianship of minor children Alexander and Sarah Ann Balkum, his brother and sister, on the death of their mother.9,10 
Census*1855Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J. W. Balkum", male over 21, with one female u21 and one o21, and 8 colored11 
Comment*after 1855Tumbleton, Henry County, Alabama, USA; settled just east of Tumbleton. The town of Balkum, Alabama took its name from this family. 
Census19 August 1860Nancy Boswell; Lawrenceville Beat #11 hh906, Henry County, Alabama, USA; James Whitfield, male age 28, farmer, $7250 real estate, $28,900 personal, born Alabama;
wife Nancy, age 40, born in SC;
children Georgia Ann, female age 6, born Alabama, and Martha E., female age 2, born Alabama;
brother Alexander, male age 21, overseer, $960 personal;
C. C. Pitts, male age 12, born Georgia, assets $400.12 
Resident: Georgia Ann Balkcom
Resident: Martha E. "Mattie" Balkcom
Resident: Alexander Balkcom
(Witness) Deathcirca 1870Nancy Boswell; Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama, USA1,6 
Occupationafter 1870Balkum, Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, USA; after the death of wife Nancy, moved from Lawrenceville and started a successful mercantile business,13,6 
Cen-Head22 August 1870AL Henry Co Census 1870; Lawrenceville Beat #11 hh906, Lawrenceville, Henry County, Alabama, USA; male age 50, born in Alabama, farmer, real estate $1200, personal $500. Household:
Georgia Ann, female age 15, born Alabama;
Martha, female age 11, "keeping house", born in Alabama;
James A., male age 8, born Alabama.
Cursie Bouygal (18 AL) also lived in household.14 
Witness: Georgia Ann Balkcom
Witness: Martha E. "Mattie" Balkcom
Witness: James A. Balkcom
Death*14 May 1888Henry County, Alabama, USA; The Southern Star, Ozark, Dale County, Ala.
Wednesday, May 23, 1888
"Mr. J.W. Balkcom, of Balkcom, Henry County, died at his home last week. Mr. Balkcom was a good citizen and a very wealthy man."13 
Burial*16 May 1888Balkum Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA1 
Obituary16 May 1888Henry County, Alabama, USA; from the Eufala Weekly Times and News: "Mr. Whit Balkum, age about 60, died at his home in Henry Co, Ala. on Monday. Survivors are his children."15,16 

Citations

  1. [S121] Researcher R. Slay, Compiled Descendants of Alexander Balcom, reference date Nov 2000.
  2. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, A History of Henry County, Alabama (P.O. Box 222, Abbeville, AL 36830: Henry County Historical Society, 1978).
  3. [S121] Researcher R. Slay.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 426B
    Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/henry/census/1850/, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S61] Robert S. Davis, Marriage and Death Notices from Alabama Newspapers and Family Records 1819-1890 (, Page 166; Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1981).
  6. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 155; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  7. [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.
  8. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 428B, image 105 at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S167] Civil War Company Rosters, 6 AL Infantry Regiment Co B, Henry Grays per Jeffrey Palmer e-mail address.
  10. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, 1978, Vol 1, page 163.
  11. [S331] Mrs. Helon H. Cutler, compiler, Henry County Alabama Records (115 Pinetree Drive; Dothan, AL 36303: Helon H. Cutler, 1992), 2nd page of microfilm. Hereinafter cited as State Census of Alabama 1855.
  12. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 133
    Online at Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  13. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.
  14. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, AL pg 133, Ancestry.com.
  15. [S61] Robert S. Davis, Marriage/Death Notices Alabama , Page 166 from "Eufala Weekly Times and News".
  16. [S189] Helen S. Foley, compiler, Marriage and Death Notices from Barbour and Henry County Alabama Newspapers, 1846-1890 (PO box 1267, 374 Wes Broad St, Greenville, SC 29602-1267: Southern Historical Press, 1999). Hereinafter cited as Marriage and Death Notices from Barbour and Henry County Alabama Newspapers.
  17. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County AL pg 413 image pg 279, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  18. [S332] The Henry County Heritage Book Committee, The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama (PO Box 67; Clanton, AL 35046: Heritage Publishing Consultantsw, Inc, 2002). Hereinafter cited as The Heritage of Henry County, Alabama.

Lemon Balkum1

#1006, b. circa 1833
Last Edited12 May 2012
Father*John Balkcom1,2 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. b 1850
Mother*Mary Johnson1 b. c 1804, d. b 1854
Birth*circa 1833Alabama, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 October 1850(Head of Household) James Whitfield Balkum, Nancy Boswell; Southern District, Henry County, Alabama, USA; "J.W. Balkom", a 23 year old male farmer, born in Alabama. He is living with his wife, Nancy and his brother, Lemon. His land is valued at $800. Rosier Branan and family are in nearby household, suggesting possible kinship with James E. Balkcom. In household:
"Nancy", age 30, born South Carolina;
"Lemon Balkom", male age 17, farmer, born Alabama.3 
Migration*after 1851Florida, USA4 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 426B
    Online at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/henry/census/1850/, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S168] Dr. Hoyt M. Warren, Henry's Heritage, A History of Henry County, Alabama (P.O. Box 222, Abbeville, AL 36830: Henry County Historical Society, 1978).
  3. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Henry County, Alabama, p. 428B, image 105 at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.
  4. [S167] Civil War Company Rosters, 6 AL Infantry Regiment Co B, Henry Grays per Jeffrey Palmer e-mail address.