Joshua Geoghagan

#770, b. circa 1824
Last Edited26 May 2001

Family

Catherine Balkcom b. 1826
Marriage*11 July 1839Catherine Balkcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA2 
Child 1.Martha Matilda Geoghagan b. 9 May 1851, d. 15 May 1925
Name VariationGohagan1,2 
Name VariationGeohagan 
Birth-Alt.18153 
Birth*circa 1824South Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*11 July 1839Catherine Balkcom; Henry County, Alabama, USA2 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1850Catherine Balkcom, AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 23 years old, born in Alabama, and living with her husband, Joshua, and their two children. Her sister, Nancy, and father are close by.4 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1860Catherine Balkcom, AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 32 years old, born in Ala., and living with her husband, Joshua, and their two children. They are living next door to her parents, Alexander and Polly.5 
(Witness) Cen-Enum1860Martha Matilda Geoghagan, AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 8 years old, born in Alabama, and living with her parents, Catherine and Joshua, and her brother, Richard.3 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 199, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [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.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk., Ancestry.com.

Martha Matilda Geoghagan

#833, b. 9 May 1851, d. 15 May 1925
Last Edited17 Feb 2002
Father*Joshua Geoghagan b. c 1824
Mother*Catherine Balkcom b. 1826
Married NameHenderson 
Birth*9 May 1851 
Cen-Enum*1860AL Coffee Co Census 1860; Precinct 8, Buzbeeville, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 8 years old, born in Alabama, and living with her parents, Catherine and Joshua, and her brother, Richard.1 
Witness: Joshua Geoghagan
Marriage*circa 1869 
Death*15 May 1925Walton, Florida, USA2 
Burial*May 1925Magnolia Cemetery, Defuniak Springs, Florida, USA2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Coffee County, Alabama. Compiled by Helen Bartlett, 1999, for Grandpa's Silver Trunk. Extracted from CD made for Pat Balkcom by Ron Slay, 2001., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S132] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, unknown author (unknown location).

George A. W. Geohagan

#1234, b. circa 1843
Last Edited1 May 2004
Mother*Nancy Louise Balkcom b. 1825
Birth*circa 1843Alabama, USA 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 7 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his parents, Lewis and Nancy and his three brothers and one sister.1 

Citations

  1. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Joshua H. Geohagan1

#1235, b. circa 1846
Last Edited1 May 2004
Mother*Nancy Louise Balkcom2 b. 1825
Birth*circa 1846Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 4 years old, born in Alabama, and living with his parents, Nancy and Lewis, and his 3 brothers and one sister.2 

Citations

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

Mary Geohagan1

#1237, b. circa 1849
Last Edited1 May 2004
Mother*Nancy Louise Balkcom2 b. 1825
Birth*circa 1849Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 2 years old, born in Alabama, and living with her parents, Lewis and Nancy, and her four brothers.3 

Citations

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

Rachel Geohagan1

#1231, b. 1820
Last Edited1 May 2004
Birth*1820South Carolina, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S132] http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, unknown author (unknown location).

Thomas J. Geohagan1

#1236, b. circa 1847
Last Edited1 May 2004
Mother*Nancy Louise Balkcom2 b. 1825
Birth*circa 1847Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; Coffee County, Alabama, USA; 3 years old, born in Ala., and living with his parents, Nancy and Lewis, and his three brothers and one sister.2 

Citations

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

Linnie Bell Gibson1

#2627
Last Edited1 Feb 2017
Married NameMerritt1 
Marriage*2 September 1918(Groom) Mitchell Garfield Merritt; information from findagrave entry for husband Garfield Merritt1 
Progeny*Mitchell Garfield Merritt; Angeline, Floy Bell, Gatrell, Carnell, Mildred Mozell. Information from findagrave entry for father Garfield Merritt1 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Judy Sampson-Shealy. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

Martha J. Gilmore1,2

#402, b. 12 December 1836, d. 13 February 1909
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Last Edited8 May 2010

Family

William J. Baldwin b. 16 Oct 1834, d. 6 Jul 1903
Marriage*5 October 1853William J. Baldwin; Stewart County, Georgia, USA; Brothers William J. and John Christopher each married Gilmore women within a week of each other. Need to check if the Gilmore women were sisters.1,3 
Children 1.Martha Frances Baldwin+2 b. 23 Dec 1855, d. 13 Nov 1930
 2.Laura H. Elizabeth Baldwin b. 9 Jun 1857, d. 1 Oct 1861
 3.George Augustus Baldwin1 b. 9 Jan 1860, d. 1938
 4.William Jasper Baldwin6 b. 19 Jan 1863, d. 21 Apr 1913
 5.Alabama Baldwin6 b. 11 Jan 1866
 6.Sarah Ella Baldwin6 b. 23 Aug 1869, d. Mar 1963
Birth*12 December 1836Georgia, USA1,2 
Married Name5 October 1853Baldwin1,2 
Marriage*5 October 1853William J. Baldwin; Stewart County, Georgia, USA; Brothers William J. and John Christopher each married Gilmore women within a week of each other. Need to check if the Gilmore women were sisters.1,3 
(Neighbor) CommentJune 1860Elizabeth (?), James Preston; Dale County, Alabama, USA; Living close together in the 1860 census were families of Elizabeth Baldwin, widowed, son W. J. Baldwin, son John C. Baldwin, James and Elizabeth Preston, their daughter Nancy Mathews, widowed, and children, and James M. Mathews. Not far away was the Wiley Balkcom family. Elizabeth Baldwin's son Bryant later married adjacent Nancy Mathews' daughter Josephine.4 
(Resident) Census19 July 1860William J. Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1860; Newton Post Office, pg 556, hh 410, Dale County, Georgia, USA; "W. J. Baldwin", male age 25, farmer, living adjacent to mother Elizabeth Baldwin and near the households of Nancy Mathews and James/Nancy Preston. Also nearby was the household of James M. Mathews. His real estate was valued at $1000, personal property at $500. His brother Barnabas C Baldwin lived with them.

Complete household:
"W. J. Baldwin", head, as above;
"Martha J. Baldwin", age 22, born Georgia;
"Martha F. Baldwin", age 6, born Alabama;
"Laura A. B. Baldwin", age 4, born Alabama;
"George A. Baldwin", age 6 months, born Alabama;
"Barnabas C. Baldwin", age 19, born Georgia (no doubt brother of William J.)5 
(Resident) Census16 June 1880(Head of Household) William J. Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Echo, Beat 9, ED64, pg19, hh2, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Household:
"William Baldwin", age 45, farming, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia;
"Martha J. Baldwin", wife age 42, born GA, father born North, mother GA;
"George A. Baldwin", son age 20, born AL;
"William J. Baldwin", son age 17, born AL;
"Alabama Baldwin", daughter age 13, born AL;
"Sarah E. Baldwin", daughter, age 11, born AL.

They lived adjacent to the household of Joshua Lisenby6 
(Resident) Census2 June 1900(Head of Household) William J. Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1900; Precinct 9 Echo, En Dist 66, hh#30, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "William Baldwin", head, age 65, born Oct 1834, married 46 years, farmer, born in GA, both parents born in GA;
"Martha Baldwin", wife age 63, born Dec 1836 in Georgia, mother of 7, 6 now living, mother born North Carolina, father born Georgia;
"John Baldwin", son age 18, single, farm laborer, born Alabama.

Several other Baldwins in this and adjacent census pages.7 
Death*13 February 1909Alabama, USA2 
Burial*Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Inscription: "Martha J. Wife of W. I. Baldwin, Dec 12, 1836, Feb 13, 1909"8 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.556
    ., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S42] Web, Eddie Kirkland: e-mail address.
  3. [S180] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Georgia Marriage Records (St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): n.pub., c1985), Stewart County 1831-1860. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Marriage Records.
  4. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, AL page 556, Ancestry.com.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, pg 556, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 634C, HH2, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  7. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL pg 240, image pg 3, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S367] Unknown name of person Photograph, Jerry Balkcom, unknown repository address; unknown reader, 2010.

Rhoda Ann Gilmore1,2

#407, b. 1 October 1833, d. 7 September 1905
ChartsDescendants of Christopher S. Baldwin & Elizabeth Baldwin
Last Edited26 Jul 2016

Family

John Christopher Baldwin b. c 1829, d. 30 Nov 1864
Marriage*29 September 1853John Christopher Baldwin; Stewart County, Georgia, USA1,2,4 
Children 1.William Christopher Baldwin+1 b. 18 Mar 1856, d. 17 Sep 1925
 2.Samuel M. Baldwin9 b. c 1857
 3.John Wesley Baldwin7 b. c 1862
 4.Eliza Jane Baldwin7 b. 22 Dec 1864, d. 16 Mar 1930
Birth*1 October 1833Georgia, USA1,3 
Married NameRhoda Baldwin 
Marriage*29 September 1853John Christopher Baldwin; Stewart County, Georgia, USA1,2,4 
(Neighbor) CommentJune 1860Elizabeth (?), James Preston; Dale County, Alabama, USA; Living close together in the 1860 census were families of Elizabeth Baldwin, widowed, son W. J. Baldwin, son John C. Baldwin, James and Elizabeth Preston, their daughter Nancy Mathews, widowed, and children, and James M. Mathews. Not far away was the Wiley Balkcom family. Elizabeth Baldwin's son Bryant later married adjacent Nancy Mathews' daughter Josephine.5 
Cen-Enum*19 July 1860AL Dale Co Census 1860; hh412, Newton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; female age 25, born in Georgia6 
Witness: John Christopher Baldwin
Comment*1864Rhoda's husband John C. was killed at Franklin, TN. She raised her family alone. 
Cen-Enum*17 June 1880AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "Rhoda Baldin", age 46. farming, born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, father born in "North", living with her three children in household of Elizabeth Juda age 60. (Mother?). They lived next to son William C. Baldwin and family, and next to Mary E. Baldwin and family.7 
Witness: Samuel M. Baldwin
Witness: John Wesley Baldwin
Witness: Eliza Jane Baldwin
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Samuel M. Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 20, son of Rhoda, farming, born in Alabama. With others in family he lived in household of Elizabeth Juda age 60.7 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880John Wesley Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 18, son of Rhoda, farm laborer, born in Alabama. They lived in the household of Elizabeth Juda.7 
(Witness) Cen-Enum17 June 1880Eliza Jane Baldwin, AL Dale Co Census 1880; Beat No. 9, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 14, daughter of Rhoda, born in Alabama, lliving in household of Elizabeth Juda.7 
Cen-Enum*19 June 1900AL Dale Co Census 1900; Precinct 9 Echo, En Dist 66 hh193, Dale County, Alabama, USA; female born in May 1830, mother of Samuel Baldwin who was head of household this census. Her father was born in NC, mother in SC.8 
Death*7 September 1905Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.557
    ., Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S134] Sara Robertson Dixon, History of Stewart County Georgia Volume II (, Family History Section, The Baldwin Families, p 649; P. O. Box 401; Waycross,GA 31501: A. H. Clark, 1975).
  3. [S185] Lydia Hughes Grimes, Dale County, Alabama Kin (; Lagrange, GA: Family Tree, 1984), Library of Congress.
  4. [S180] Frances T. Ingmire, compiler, Georgia Marriage Records (St. Louis, Mo. (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): n.pub., c1985), Stewart County 1831-1860. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Marriage Records.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, AL page 556, Ancestry.com.
  6. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, AL pg 557, Ancestry.com.
  7. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Dale Co, AL page 635A, HH3, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  8. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale County AL, image pg 22, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  9. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Dale County, Alabama, p.557, Ancestry.com.

Priscilla Gordon1,2

#1851, b. circa 1810
Last Edited10 Mar 2002

Family

Sampson Brannon b. c 1801
Children 1.Joseph Brannon1 b. bt 1811 - 1820
 2.Harris Brannon4 b. c 1829
Birth*circa 1810Morgan County, Georgia, USA1,2 
Married Namecirca 1823Brannon1,2 
Marriage*before 1828Sampson Brannon; Mississippi, USA; date a guess based on age of oldest known child.2 
Cen-Enum*16 November 1850AL Coffee Co Census 1850; hh 498, Coffee County, Alabama, USA; female age 40, birthplace not listed, not reading or writing. Also listed were 7 children.2 
Witness: Sampson Brannon
Burial*1857Coffee County, Alabama, USA3 

Citations

  1. [S202] Researcher S. Fritz, www.ancestry.com.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee Co AL, pg 302, image pg 75, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S41] Ancestry Web Site, www.ancestry.com, Researcher Miriam McKnight in message board.. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry Web Site.
  4. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, Coffee Co AL, pg 306, image pg 83, Ancestry.com.

Thankful Griffith

#694, b. 16 January 1743
Last Edited6 Jan 2001

Family

Samuel Balcom b. 10 Nov 1746, d. 17 Feb 1810
Children 1.Sarah Balcom b. 12 May 1767
 2.Susanna Balcom b. 29 Oct 1777
 3.Samuel Balcom b. 1782, d. 3 Dec 1852
Married NameBalcom 
Birth*16 January 1743Rochester, Massachusetts, USA 
Marriage*12 June 1766Samuel Balcom; Rochester, Massachusetts, USA 

Jane Grigsby1

#2071, d. 1 March 1902
Last Edited11 Oct 2009

Family

Kinchen Baldwin b. 1818, d. 1898
between 1851 and 1870Kinchen Baldwin; Texas, USA; James Kinchen (b1851), George Washington (b1852), Mary Margaret (b1856), John Author (b1856), Aara Elizabeth (b1861), Eliza (b1864), Henry (b1866), Willard (b1870)1 
Birth1828Dallas, Alabama, USA1 
Married Name8 November 1850Baldwin1 
Marriage*8 November 1850Kinchen Baldwin; Rusk County, Texas, USA1 
Residence*circa 1858Kinchen Baldwin; Travis County, Texas, USA; "They lived 19-20 miles NW of Austin at Baldwin Bend on the Colorado River, which is now a part of Lake Travis, during the 1860's and 1870's."1 
Death*1 March 1902Eddy County, New Mexico, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S299] Researcher Donna Baldwin Bogart, communication November 2004, contact e-mail address for more information on this family, reference date March, 2008.

Chapman Hall1

#2013, b. before 1830
ChartsDescendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited11 Jan 2004
Birth*before 1830date estimated from fact that he as apparently an adult in 1849 as referenced in will of father-in-law.1 
Marriage*before 1849Catherine Brannon; USA1,2 

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.
  2. [S245] Will Books, Darlington County South Carolina, Will of John Brannon names son-in-law Chapman Hall, will transcribed by researcher John Carroll Skinner, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

Elizabeth Hall1

#2017, b. circa 1825
ChartsDescendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited11 Jan 2004
Birth*circa 1825birthdate determined by her listed age 35 in 1860 census1,2 
Marriage*before 1849Wiley Brannon; date a guess1,3 
Married Namebefore 1849Brannon1,3 

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.
  2. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Kershaw County, SC, 2nd Division, extracted by researcher John Carroll Skinner, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S204] Researcher J. Dixon, 2000, found in information on-line, www.rootsweb.com.

Jemima Hall1

#1999, b. before 1760
Last Edited25 May 2003

Family

David Alderman Sr. b. b 1760
Child 1.Mary (Polly) Alderman+1 b. 29 Aug 1779
Birth*before 17601 
Marriage*before 1779David Alderman Sr.; Date a guess based on daughter Mary's reported birthdate.1 
Married Namebefore 1779Alderman1 

Citations

  1. [S174] Researcher K. Ricker, reference date 5 Feb 2001.

Lucy Annalee Nora Hall1

#2637, b. 1850, d. 1927
Last Edited5 Feb 2017

Family

William T. Merritt b. 27 Jan 1852, d. 14 Jul 1906
Child 1.William Francis Merritt1 b. 1869, d. 1950
Birth*18501 
Marriage*(Groom) William T. Merritt1 
Married NameMerritt1 
Death*19271 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave Website, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Submitter Don Atwell. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.

William Hall1

#1864, b. 21 September 1793, d. 7 January 1865
ChartsDescendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited17 Aug 2003
Birth*21 September 17932 
Marriage*after 1810Judith Brannon1,2 
Death*7 January 1865Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA; He is buried in Sandy Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Kershaw County.2 

Citations

  1. [S204] Researcher J. Dixon, January 2000., www.rootsweb.com.
  2. [S270] Researcher B. Yandle, e-mail message, reference date August 2003.

Delaney Hamerick1

#1963, b. circa 1809
Last Edited27 Aug 2006
Birth*circa 1809North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*10 December 1837Henry Balkcom1 
Married Name10 December 1837Balkcom1 
Cen-Enum*7 September 1850GA Twiggs Co Census 1850; hh 118, 84 Iverson District, Twiggs County, Georgia, USA; female age 41, born in NC. With husband Henry and children, not entered in database.2 
Witness: Henry Balkcom

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), A-067-aeabb. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  2. [S14] Census, U.S. of 1850, census pg 165, census pg 165, image pg 16, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Sarah L. Harrington1,2,3

#943, b. 2 July 1843, d. 1 December 1917
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited24 Jul 2016
RelationshipGrandaunt of Euel E. Balkcom
Adoptive father*Rosier Brannon4,5,6,7 b. 14 Sep 1803, d. 9 Feb 1867
Adoptive mother*Anzilla Galloway7,5 b. 15 Jun 1808, d. 15 Apr 1890

Family

James Arnold Balkcom b. 25 Aug 1836, d. 29 Dec 1917
Marriage*1865James Arnold Balkcom; 1900 census lists marriage year2,6,9 
Children 1.William Joseph Balkcom17,18 b. c 1865
 2.Emma Balkcom3 b. a 1865, d. a 1878
 3.Albert Balkcom3 b. a 1865, d. a 1867
 4.Infant Son 1 of James Arnold Balkcom3 b. a 1865, d. a 1865
 5.Infant Son 2 of James Arnold Balkcom3 b. a 1865, d. a 1865
 6.Benjamin Archibald Balkcom2 b. 6 May 1869, d. 1 Jul 1926
 7.Anzilla Drucilla Balkcom19 b. 22 Sep 1874
 8.Anzada Balkcom9 b. 4 Jun 1878
 9.Sara Arlivia Balkcom9 b. 12 Jun 1880
 10.L. Erie Balkcom9 b. 10 Oct 1882
 11.Caswell Carlo Balkcom9 b. 28 Jan 1890
My ResearchNote*an 1840 marriage license was issued in Henry County to a Micla Harrington and Sarah Driggers. The Driggers were linked to the Rosier Brannon family by marrriage of Elizabeth Galloway, Anzilla's sister, to a Driggers. Consider whether Sarah Harrington, in the household of Rosier / Anzilla Brannon is a daughter of Micla / Sarah and therefore Anzilla's niece. 
Birth*2 July 1843Alabama, USA; Sarah's biological parents are not known. As a 17 year old she lived in the household of Rosier and Anzilla Brannon in 1860 (As Sarah Harrington), but not in 1850 when she would have been age 7. Rosier's will identifies Sarah L. Harrington as his daughter, and states "It is also my desire that Sarah L. Harrington shall be an equal heir at law and coequal with the rest of my children in the division of the foregoing estate." This may imply that she was adopted, or that she was a highly-regarded other relative. I treat her as adopted for now.8,2,9,4 
(Resident) Census11 September 1860Rosier Brannon, Anzilla Galloway; Freeman's Beat #9, HH 74, Henry County, Alabama, USA; Household was adjacent to Rosier/Anzilla sons James E. Brannon and Jehoiakim E. Brannon.

Complete household:
"Rosier Brannon", male age 56, farmer, $3000 real estate, other assets $1117, born in SC, not reading/writing;
"Anzilla Brannon", female age 51, born in SC, not reading/writing;
(The following children were listed by census taker as born in SC (using dup marks). This is no doubt an error and all should have been listed as born in Alabama since Rosier and Anzilla were in Alabama by 1837.)
"John Brannon", age 18, born in SC, attending school;
"Sarah Harrington", female age 16, born in SC, attending school;
"Rose Ann Brannon", age 11, born in SC, attending school;
"William Brannon", age 8, born in SC, attending school.10 
Marriage*1865James Arnold Balkcom; 1900 census lists marriage year2,6,9 
Married Namecirca 1865Balkcom2,9 
Census*1866James Arnold Balkcom; T 5N, R 26E, Dale County, Alabama, USA; Alabama State Census.
"J. A. Balkcom", head, male o20, 1 female o20.
Lived adjacent to parents James and Mary, brother Brantley, and sister-in-law Lucinda Balkcom.11 
Residence1867James Arnold Balkcom; Dale County, Alabama, USA; as listed in estate papers of father-in-law Rosier Brannon1 
(Witness) Death9 February 1867Rosier Brannon; Henry County, Alabama, USA12,13 
(Resident) Census26 June 1870James Arnold Balkcom, AL Dale Co Census 1870; hh#80, Beat 12, census page 199, stamped pg 268, Barnes Crossroads, Dale County, Alabama, USA; "J. A. Balkcum", head, age 34? (nearly illegible), farmer, $300 personal assets, born in Georgia;
"Sarah Balkcum" age 25, keeping house, born in Alabama;
"W. J. Balkcum" male age 5, born in Alabama;
"B. A. Balkcum" male age 1, born in Alabama;
"J. B. Howel", male age 6, born in Alabama.

They lived adjacent to L. Balkcom and children. L. Balkcom is likely Lucinda Deal, wife of Joseph D. Balkcom killed in Civil War. In 1860, Joseph and Lucinda lived along with James Arnold Balkcom in Dale County household of James E. Balkcom.14 
(Resident) Census30 June 1885James Arnold Balkcom; Holmes County, Florida, USA; Appeared on the Florida State Census of 1885:
"J. A. Balkcom", male age 48, farming, married, born in GA, parents born NC;
"S. L. Balkcom", female age 42, housekeeper, born AL, father NC, mother GA, read/write no;
"W. J. Balkcom", male age 18, farming, attending school;
"B. A. Balkcom", male age 15, farming, attending school;
"A. Balkcom", female age 10, attending school;
"Ann S. Balkcom", female age 8, attending school;
"A. L. Balkcom", female age 6;
"E. Balkcom", female age 3.

Note, some of the initials were difficult do read and may be in error.15 
Residence*22 April 1892James Arnold Balkcom; Jackson County, Florida, USA; estate papers of Sarah's father Rosier Brannon stated that James A and Sara lived near Graceville, and in Jackson County. [the Jackson County may have been an error, suspect it was Holmes County].1 
Census2 July 1900James Arnold Balkcom; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "James A. Balkham", age 67, in household with wife Sarah and children Anzada, Olivia, Erie, and Carlo. He was listed as farmer, owning a farm free of mortgage, married for 35 years, born in Georgia, mother and father born in Georgia.9 
Resident: Anzada Balkcom
Resident: Sara Arlivia Balkcom
Resident: L. Erie Balkcom
Resident: Caswell Carlo Balkcom
Cen-Enum*2 July 1900AL Geneva Co Census 1900; HH#493, ED72, Precinct 4, Wright's Creek, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Sarah Balkham", wife of James A., age 55, married for 35 years, mother of 12, 7 still living, born in Alabama, mother and father born in South Carolina, does not read or write9 
Witness: James Arnold Balkcom
Death*1 December 1917Geneva County, Alabama, USA; Husband James Arnold died 3 weeks after Sarah's death.8,16 
Witness: James Arnold Balkcom
Burial*Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; tombstone inscription: Sarah S. born 2 July, 1843, died 1 December, 1917, husband James A.8 

Citations

  1. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, will and estate papers of Rosier Brannon, 1867, microfilm LGM 189 #8, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 268A, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S30] Tombstone Inscription, Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama , Tombstone inscription, Jerry Balkcom.
  4. [S304] Estate Case Files, Henry County Alabama, microfilm LGM 189 #8, Rosier Brannon estate papers in 1890, at the death of Anzilla Galloway Brannon, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
  5. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S226] Mrs. Marvin Scott, History of Henry County, Alabama (, Will of Rosier Brannon, Chapter XXIX, "Abstract of Henry County, Alabama Wills (1822-1870), Page 129; Pensacola, FL: Frank R. Parkhurst & Son Printing, 1961).
  7. [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), Listed only in a list of Rosier and Anzilla children, looks like extracted from 1860 census but mistakenly listing Sarah birthdate as 1854 vice 1844, lists her as Sarah H. Brannon.
  8. [S368] Geneva County Alabama Cemetery Index and Records, tombstone inscription, Compiler Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Phipps, 1961, Abbeville Memorial Library, Henry Co, AL.
  9. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Geneva County, Alabama, ancestry.com image pg 56, census sheet 15, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  10. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 228, image 10 at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.
  11. [S362] Alabama State Census 1866, www.ancestry.com, Dale County, pg 41. Hereinafter cited as Alabama State Census 1866.
  12. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.
  13. [S283] Researcher Elnah S. Trawick, Family group sheet located in the Brannon family files, citing information as copied from a bible belonging to John W. and Jane Riley Brannon,, Darlington County Historical Commission.
  14. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 11 of 20, Ancestry.com.
  15. [S359] Florida State Census of 1885, Holmes County, page 8, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  16. [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), aeadf. Hereinafter cited as Baucom Family Book.
  17. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL ancestry.com page 268A, Ancestry.com.
  18. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaaa.
  19. [S46] Jr. Banks McLaurin, Charles Van Baucom and Louanna M. Bawcom, Baucom Family Book, 1978, A-067-aeadfaad.