US 1870 Census

#285
Last Edited24 Jun 2006
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US 1880 Census

#286
Last Edited25 Jun 2006
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US 1890 Census

#287
Last Edited6 Apr 2003
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US 1900 Census

#288
Last Edited30 Dec 2005
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Family 2

Child 1.FL Holmes Co Census 1900

US 1910 Census

#289
Last Edited22 Mar 2010
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Census*11 May 1910Ambrose Brantley Balkcom; Florala, Beat #9, ED 52, Sheet 39A, hh#794, Covington County, Alabama, USA; "Ambrose E. Balcom", age 36, married for 14 years, farmer, farm owner, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Complete Household:
"Mary A.", wife, age 40, married for 14 years, 5 children born, 3 living now, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"George W.", son age 10, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Thos J.", son age 8, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Sabra V. L.", daughter age 6, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.1 
Resident: Mary Ann Woodham
Resident: George W. Balkcom
Resident: Thomas James Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Covington County, AL, ED 52, census sheet 39A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

US 1920 Census

#1835
Last Edited30 Apr 2008
Father*US Census
Census*9 February 1920Ambrose Brantley Balkcom; Precinct 22, ED 67, Sheet 1, hh#5, Covington County, Alabama, USA; "Ambrose Balcom", head, age 46, married, farmer, renting, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.

Complete household:
"Mollie", wife, age 48, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Thomas J.", son age 18, born Alabama, parents born Alabama.1 
Resident: Mary Ann Woodham
Resident: Thomas James Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Covington County, AL, ED 67, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Elizabeth Childtree1

#2343, b. 14 May 1869, d. 30 November 1906
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Birth*14 May 1869Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
Marriage*Patrick McLain Preston1 
Married NamePreston1 
Progeny*Patrick McLain Preston; Erin, Sam1 
Death*30 November 19061 

Ardella Clark1

#920, b. 9 June 1882
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited7 Nov 2002

Family

James Tarrell Balkcom b. 16 Jun 1876
Children 1.Carrie Balkcom1 b. 27 Dec 1906, d. 9 Dec 1907
 2.H. D. Balkcom2 b. 9 Dec 1907
Comment*daughter of Middleton and Lizzie Clark2 
Birth*9 June 18821,2 
Marriage*26 December 1904James Tarrell Balkcom1,2 
Married Namecirca 1905Balkcom1 

Citations

  1. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 154; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).

Elizabeth Jane Clark1,2,3

#69, b. circa 1798, d. between 1871 and 1880
ChartsAncestors of Euel Balkcom
J Balkcom Tree (Paternal) - Ancestors of Euel Balkcom
Descendants of James Preston & Elizabeth Jane Clark
Last Edited9 May 2017
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Euel E. Balkcom

Family

James Preston b. c 1797, d. 5 Dec 1863
Marriage*before 1826James Preston; England; Probably England where their first child was born but no direct evidence.4,2,1 
Children 1.David Preston+2 b. 1826
 2.Ann Nancy Preston+2,1 b. 1828, d. Aug 1900
 3.John Washington Preston+2 b. 1830, d. 2 Oct 1906
 4.Jane Preston2 b. c 1836
Journal*James Preston; James Preston and Elizabeth Ann Clark are the earliest known Preston and Clark ancestors of the Oklahoma Balkcom/Baldwin families and are the most recent immigrant ancestors. James and Elizabeth were born in Ireland in around 1797-98. By 1826 they lived in Carlisle, England and in 1832 they migrated to America with their children ages 6, 4, and 2, arriving at Whitehall, New York on Lake Champlain in August 1832. By 1836 they lived in Crawford County, Georgia near relatives from England and Ireland. Sometime after 1850 they moved to Dale County, Alabama where some of their adult children lived.

The earliest records found for James and Ann are Christenings of their children at Carlisle St. Mary Church (Church of England) in Carlisle, England between 1826 and 1830. While James and Ann were born in Ireland, they were Protestants and so more likely than not their parents were first or second generation English or Scot settlers in Ireland. They may be been among those encouraged or granted land, often confiscated from local Irish owners, by the English crown to settle in Ireland. 
Birth*circa 1798Ireland; Note: birthdate is based on census information that lists her as 52 in 1850 and 63 in 1860 and states she was born in Ireland.2,1 
Marriage*before 1826James Preston; England; Probably England where their first child was born but no direct evidence.4,2,1 
Married NamePreston2,1 
Immigration*August 1832James Preston; Whitehall, New York, USA; James and Elizabeth Preston lived in Carlisle, Cumberland, England for at least six years where they had three children. In 1832, with children ages 6, 4, and 2, they migrated to the U.S., arriving at Whitehall, New York in August of that year according to James' later application for U. S. citizenship. They likely went directly on to Georgia where others of the Preston family were established.

There appear to be no surviving records of immigrants arriving at Whitehall and in fact records may not have been kept. According to the Whitehall Historical Society, "Whitehall is mentioned quite often as a "port of entry" early in the 19th century but we have found no records here. ... Many immigrants stopped in Whitehall only to change transportation from lake to canal or coach on their way to other areas." It may be that immigrants listed Whitehall as the entry point because it was their first land stop in the U.S. Without knowing the specifics for the Preston family, in general Canada was a favored immigration route for families from Ireland and England who wanted to resettle in Canada or the U.S. Among other factors, the route through Canada was less expensive due to tariffs that England placed on fares to U.S. ports, intended to encourage settlement of British Canada while discouraging further U.S. settlement.

European immigrants to Canada would most often arrive at Quebec City where they would transfer to river steamboats. Several steamboat companies operated between Quebec City and Montreal, ferrying passengers to Montreal, and carrying cargo intended for export back to Quebec. One with some surviving records was the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company but a search of their records does not show Prestons traveling on their ships in 1832. From Montreal, travelers could take a coach south to the nearest navigable point on Lake Champlain on the Richeleau River at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. There they could board a steamboat (from a company such as the Lake Champlain Steamboat Company) to Whitehall, New York at the southern tip of Lake Champlain. From Whitehall travelers could travel by stagecoach or canal boat to Albany and the Hudson River and further to New York City.

In his book American Notes, Charles Dickens journals his travels through America in 1842, and describes in some detail the trip from Montreal to Whitehall as well as his experience on a steamboat carrying immigrants from Quebec City to Montreal.2,5,6 
Immigrant: David Preston
Immigrant: Ann Nancy Preston
Immigrant: John Washington Preston
Migration*between 1850 and 1860James Preston; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; James and Elizabeth relocated from Crawford County, Georgia.1,2 
Census6 November 1850James Preston; Division No. 20, hh#588, Crawford County, Georgia, USA; age 53, planter, real estate $2000, born in Ireland. They lived next to the household of Mary Mathews.

Household:
"Jas Preston" age 53, born Ireland, planter;
"Elizabeth Preston" age 52, born Ireland;
"David Preston" age 23, born England, planter;
"D Preston" f age 22, born Georgia (not a daughter of James and Elizabeth, maybe wife of their son David);
"Jno Preston" m age 19 (age barely legible but most likely 19), born England, planter;
"Jane Preston" age 15, born Georgia;
"R Caswell" m age 21, born Georgia (note: Possibly a hired hand. A year later, in 1851, he married Jane Preston who would then have been age 16.)7 
Resident: David Preston
Resident: John Washington Preston
Resident: Jane Preston
Resident: Robert Knight Carswell
Census18 July 1860James Preston; Newton Post Office, hh#404, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "James Preston" head of household, age 63, born in Ireland and living with his wife in the household next to Nancy Mathews, probably their daughter. The value of his land is listed as $845 and his property as $4400, not reading/writing;

"Elizabeth Preston", age 63, born in Ireland, Read/Write no.8 
(Witness) Death5 December 1863James Preston; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; not found in census of 18709,3 
Cen-Enum*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Echo, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 60 (apparent error in listing), born in Ireland. Living in household of daughter Ann Nancy Preston, and with granddaughter Mary E. (Mathews) Lisenby and her husband Joshua.10 
Witness: Ann Nancy Preston
Death*between 1871 and 1880Dale County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, Echo Community, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, Georgia, Division 20, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd, reference date 2000.
  4. [S393] Church Records , "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N1LZ-HV3 : accessed 17 Nov 2014), David Preston, 04 Jun 1826; citing Carlisle, Cumberland, England, reference 146; FHL microfilm 90583.
  5. [S33] Researcher Penny Dodd, citing Crawford County, Georgia Superior Court Minutes August 1836, http://www.flash.net/~pdodd
  6. [S426] Web Site - The Ships List, http://www.theshipslist.com, St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records. Hereinafter cited as Web Site - The Ships List.
  7. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Crawford County, GA page 420B, HH 588, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, vensus page 555, Ancestry.com.
  9. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 220A, ancestry.com image pg 3, Ancestry.com.

Middleton B. Clark1

#2425, b. 29 June 1854, d. 5 May 1932
Last Edited4 Oct 2009
Birth*29 June 18541 
Marriage*24 March 1881Mary Elizabeth Judah; Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
Death*5 May 19321 

Citations

  1. [S185] Lydia Hughes Grimes, Dale County, Alabama Kin (; Lagrange, GA: Family Tree, 1984), Library of Congress.

James Clyburn1

#2035, b. before 1840
Last Edited10 Jan 2004
Birth*before 1840date a guess1 

Citations

  1. [S227] John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection, citing paper "in Mrs. Smith's possession", Compiler John Carroll Skinner, Old Darlington District Chapter of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, Hartsville, SC.

Nancy Elizabeth Clyburn1

#2018, b. circa 1834
ChartsDescendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited28 Sep 2003
Birth*circa 18341 
Marriage*before 1849James Brannon2,3 
Married Namebefore 1849Brannon2 

Citations

  1. [S227] John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection, citing 1860 federal census, Compiler John Carroll Skinner, Old Darlington District Chapter of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, Hartsville, SC.
  2. [S227] John Carroll Skinner Genealogical Collection, citing a paper held by a Mrs. Smith, Compiler John Carroll Skinner, Old Darlington District Chapter of The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, Hartsville, SC.
  3. [S204] Researcher J. Dixon, January 2000, www.rootsweb.com.

Prussia Cole1

#2349, b. say 1820
Last Edited15 Apr 2008
Birth*say 1820 
Marriage*circa 1848David Brady Preston1 
Married Namecirca 1848Preston1 

Margaret Elizabeth Collins1,2,3

#2223, b. 19 August 1871, d. 6 August 1963
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Hester Balkcom
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited2 May 2008
Birth*19 August 1871Florida, USA4,3 
Marriage*circa 1889Benjamin Archibald Balkcom; Florida, USA; children Zelotes, Pearl, Arnie, Mamie2,4,1 
Married Namecirca 1889Balkcom2 
(Resident) Census1900Benjamin Archibald Balkcom, FL Holmes Co Census 1900; Holmes County, Florida, USA; "Archibald Balcom", head, born May 1869, age 31, farmer, born in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama;
"Margaret Balcom", wife, born August 1871, age 28, housekeeping, born in Florida, both parents born in Georgia;
"Zelotus Balcom", son, born April 1891, age 9, attending school, born in Florida;
"Pearl Balcom", daughter, born December 1893, age 6, attending school, born in Florida;
"Mamie Balcom", daughter, born October 1898, age 1, born in Florida.

An Andrew Balkom age 25 and family lived nearby (not entered in database).4 
Death*6 August 1963Holmes County, Florida, USA3 
Burial*Bethel Cemetery, Esto, Holmes County, Florida, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S131] RootsWeb, http://www.rootsweb.com, e-mail address. Hereinafter cited as Web Site, RootsWeb.
  2. [S42] Web, http://www.edenfield.org
  3. [S338] Cemetery Records, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/, Bethel Cemetery, Esto, Holmes County, Florida. Hereinafter cited as Cemetery Records.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Holmes County, Florida, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Rebecca Thompson Cooke1,2

#1459
Last Edited1 Apr 2005
Married Name15 January 1799Baldwin1 
Marriage*15 January 1799Augustus Baldwin Esq.; Augusta, Georgia, USA; The following listing was in the Augusta Chronicle (1/19/1799) and the Southern Sentinal of Augusta (1/17/1799): Baldwin, Augustus, esq. and Cocke (Cooke), Miss Rebecca, both of Augusta, M. 1/15/1799 by Rev. Boyd.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S157] Mary Bondurant Warren, Marriages and Deaths 1763-1820, Abstracted from Extant Georgia Newspapers (; Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1968), Library of Congress.
  2. [S127] Virginia and Ralph Wood, compiler, Georgia Land Lottery 1805 (n.p.: Greenwood Press, 1964), Table "Family Heads 1805 Georgia". Hereinafter cited as Georgia Land Lottery 1805.

John Cordell1

#527
Last Edited17 Feb 2002
(Witness) Cen-Enum20 June 1870Matilda (?), AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 1, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA; 19 years old, working in the farm, born in Georgia, and listed with Nancy Baldwin age 3. Both were listed in the household of John Cordell, a 60 year old farmer, born in Georgia, living with Nancy age 54. Matilda was listed as unable to read and write.2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum20 June 1870Nancy Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No. 1, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA; 3 years old, born in Alabama, and listed with Matilda Baldwin age 19. Both were listed in the household of John Cordell, a 60 year old farmer, born in Georgia, living with Nancy age 54.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 151A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 151B, Ancestry.com.

Emma Pauline Cox1,2

#529, b. 18 October 1850
Last Edited23 Apr 2008

Family

Madison Larkin Balkcom b. 24 Jun 1844, d. 28 Jan 1915
Children 1.James Walter Balkcom1 b. 21 Aug 1868, d. 20 Sep 1949
 2.Martha M. Balkcom2 b. 28 Jul 1871, d. 17 Jul 1915
 3.Mary C. Balkcom2 b. 23 Dec 1873, d. 12 Mar 1965
 4.Braxton B. Balkcom+2 b. 27 May 1876, d. 25 Jun 1946
 5.William S. Balkcom b. 7 Dec 1878, d. 1950
 6.Charlie Balkcom3 b. c 1879
 7.Flora E. Balkcom2 b. 7 Jun 1881, d. 11 Sep 1915
 8.Laura L. Balkcom2 b. 8 May 1884
 9.Emma Pauline Balkcom2 b. 25 Aug 1886, d. 20 Nov 1945
 10.J. M. Balkcom2 b. 14 Mar 1889, d. 22 Sep 1889
Birth*18 October 1850Georgia, USA1,2 
Marriage*before 1868Madison Larkin Balkcom1,2 
Married NameEmma Pauline Balkcom1 
Cen-Enum*28 July 1870AL Dale Co Census 1870; Beat No 4, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; 19 years old, living with husband and son.1 
Witness: Madison Larkin Balkcom
(Resident) Census17 June 1880Madison Larkin Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Newton, Beat No. 4, ED63, pg13, hh118, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "A. L. Balcom" (almost certainly Madison L. Balkcom given family members), age 35, Dental Surgeon, not employed for 3 months in this census year, not reading or writing, born in Georgia, both parents born in NC.3 
Cen-Enum*17 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 4, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Emma P. Balcom", age 29, wife of M. L., housekeeping, not reading or writing, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.3 
Witness: Madison Larkin Balkcom

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, AL, Dale Co, page 192B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, compiler, The Baucom Families in the United States (Baucum, Bawcom, Baughcom, Balcombe, Balcom, Balkcom, etc.) (Lake Village, AR: Burney Bawcom, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 607A, HH118, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ruth Creed

#623, b. circa 1732
Last Edited15 Jan 2001

Family

Elijah (Elias) Balcom b. 26 Jul 1729, d. 1769
Child 1.Mary Balcom b. 27 Apr 1753
Comment*Person Source1 
Married NameBalcom 
Birth*circa 1732Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA 
Marriage*16 June 1752Elijah (Elias) Balcom; Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S102] LDS Ancestral File, Compiler Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Family History Library.
  2. [S52] Frank W. Balcomb, A First Book of the Balcombe Family (; Peabody, MA: The Fraedy Press, August 1942), Library of Congress.

Celia S. Curreton1

#1397, b. 11 May 1861, d. 15 July 1934
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited2 Jan 2006

Family

William Riley Brannon b. 18 May 1852, d. 29 May 1946
Children 1.Margaret Brannon3 b. c 1877
 2.James Lears Brannon1 b. 4 Nov 1878, d. 28 Mar 1887
 3.Morgan Arthur Brannon1 b. a 1880
 4.Burman Rosier Brannon1 b. 27 Mar 1896, d. 25 Feb 1971
Birth*11 May 18611,2 
Marriage*William Riley Brannon1 
(Resident) Census11 June 1880William Riley Brannon, AL Henry Co Census 1880; Curetons Township, ED#83, Roeville Beat 7, pg 25, hh#87, Henry County, Alabama, USA; Household:
"William Brannon", age 27, farm laborer, born in AL, parents SC;
"Celia Brannon", wife age 19, born in AL, parents SC;
"Margaret Brannon", daughter age 3 years, born in AL;
"James Brannon", son age 2, born in AL;

Adjacent to brother Curtis Brannon and another William Brannon.3 
Married NameBrannon1 
Death*15 July 1934Dale County, Alabama, USA1 
Burial*July 1934Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.
  2. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Page 173. Refers to source as family records from E. T. Riley; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Henry County, AL, Roeville, ancestry.com image pg 9, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.