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Ebenezer Balch

Male 1723 - 1808  (84 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ebenezer Balch was born on 14 May 1723 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Balch and Mary Osgood); died on 28 Apr 1808 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Apr 1807, West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Goldsmith and clockmaker. To Hartford, 1744 or after; to Wethersfield, 1756.

    Ebenezer married Sarah Belden on 28 Jun 1750 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah (daughter of Capt. Jonathan Belden and Martha James) was born on 11 Jun 1727; died on 3 Apr 1756 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mary Balch was born on 17 Nov 1752 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 16 Sep 1852 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Balch was born on 26 Apr 1680 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Samuel Balch and Martha Newmarch); died on 9 Dec 1732 in near Antigua.

    Notes:

    He was a sea captain based in Boston. From a letter in the Boston News Letter, 25 Jan 1732/3, from Mr. David Linzey, mate of the brigantine Robert, dated 13 Dec 1732:

    "Sir, this comes to acquaint you of the dismal misfortune that has happened, Viz., the loss of Captain Balch. He was knocked overboard with the gaft seventeen days after we left Boston, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, in lat. 17º 3' N. We reckoned ourselves four leagues to the east'd of the Island of Antigua."

    Joseph married Mary Osgood on 23 Oct 1712 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Timothy Osgood and Deborah Poore) was born on 11 Feb 1690; died on 22 Oct 1752 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Osgood was born on 11 Feb 1690 (daughter of Timothy Osgood and Deborah Poore); died on 22 Oct 1752 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 1. Ebenezer Balch was born on 14 May 1723 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 28 Apr 1808 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Deacon Samuel Balch was born in May 1651 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Benjamin Balch and Sarah Gardner); died on 14 Oct 1723 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1659

    Deacon married Martha Newmarch on 27 Oct 1675 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. Martha (daughter of John Newmarch and Martha Gould) was born about 1653 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 5 Jul 1720 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Martha Newmarch was born about 1653 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of John Newmarch and Martha Gould); died on 5 Jul 1720 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Jul 1720

    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Balch was born on 26 Apr 1680 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 9 Dec 1732 in near Antigua.

  3. 6.  Timothy Osgood was born on 10 Aug 1659 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Captain John Osgood and Mary Clements); died on 16 Sep 1748 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old North Parish Burying Ground, North Andover, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Andover, Essex, Massachusetts

    Timothy married Deborah Poore on 29 May 1689. Deborah (daughter of Daniel Poor and Mary Farnham) was born on 18 Apr 1664; died in 1724. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Deborah Poore was born on 18 Apr 1664 (daughter of Daniel Poor and Mary Farnham); died in 1724.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Osgood was born on 11 Feb 1690; died on 22 Oct 1752 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Benjamin Balch was born about 1629 (son of John Balch and Margery); died after 31 Jan 1715.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef Apr 1629, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    One of several individuals with a plausible claim to have been the first born male child in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    "His independence of the rigid puritanical notions of the times appears in several instances. For entertaining and giving a night's lodging to a stranger on foot, he was arrested and fined, and he left the baptism of his children to their own desires." [Genealogy of the Balch Families in America]

    Benjamin married Sarah Gardner about 1650. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Gardner and (Unknown first wife of Thomas Gardner)) died on 5 Apr 1686 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Sarah Gardner (daughter of Thomas Gardner and (Unknown first wife of Thomas Gardner)); died on 5 Apr 1686 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Deacon Samuel Balch was born in May 1651 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 14 Oct 1723 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  John Newmarch died between 14 Feb 1697 and 1 Mar 1697 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    John married Martha Gould. Martha (daughter of Zaccheus Gould and Phebe Deacon) was born before 15 Jun 1623 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England; died in 1699. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Martha Gould was born before 15 Jun 1623 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of Zaccheus Gould and Phebe Deacon); died in 1699.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Jun 1623, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Newmarch was born about 1653 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 5 Jul 1720 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Captain John Osgood was born in 1632 in England (son of John Osgood and Sarah); died on 21 Aug 1693 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1631

    Notes:

    Evidently a man of prominence in Andover, in 1683 he is recorded as captain of "a troop of horse."

    Captain married Mary Clements on 16 Nov 1653. Mary (daughter of Robert Clements and Lydia) was born in 1637 in Ansley, Warwickshire, England; died on 27 Oct 1710 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Mary Clements was born in 1637 in Ansley, Warwickshire, England (daughter of Robert Clements and Lydia); died on 27 Oct 1710 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "Mary Clements is mentioned as 'a remarkably pious and good woman,' and yet in 1692, she was accused of witchcraft. It is perhaps indicative of the height to which the witchcraft delusion rose that so prominent a woman could be found among the accused. […] The legal examination of the Andover victims lasted for several weeks; that of Mary (Clements) Osgood taking place on 8 Sept. 1692. With but one exception, the frenzied and agonized women, Mrs. Osgood among them, confessed that they had been 'dipt' by Satan. About the only way to escape conviction and execution was to confess guilt and beg for mercy, so it is not surprising that Captain Osgood urged his wife to confess, in the hope of saving her life. However, in the end, the awfulness of a confession that one had given body and soul to Satan, outweighed in Mrs. Osgood's mind the desire for life and she recanted. […] She was discharged the January following with others of the accused." [Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 6. Timothy Osgood was born on 10 Aug 1659 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 16 Sep 1748 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried in Old North Parish Burying Ground, North Andover, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Daniel Poor was born about 1624 in England; died in 1713.

    Notes:

    Emigrated at age 14 on the Bevis out of Southampton, as a servant to Richard Drummer.

    Daniel married Mary Farnham on 20 Oct 1650 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Ralph Farnham and Alice) was born before 13 Jul 1628 in Rochester, Kent, England; died on 2 Feb 1714 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Farnham was born before 13 Jul 1628 in Rochester, Kent, England (daughter of Ralph Farnham and Alice); died on 2 Feb 1714 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 13 Jul 1628, St. Nicholas, Rochester, Kent, England

    Children:
    1. 7. Deborah Poore was born on 18 Apr 1664; died in 1724.