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Ebenezer Balch

Male 1723 - 1808  (84 years)


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Generation: 1

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Balch was born 26 Apr 1680, Beverly, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Samuel Balch and Martha Newmarch); died 9 Dec 1732, 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 23 Oct 1712, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Timothy Osgood and Deborah Poore) was born 11 Feb 1690; died 22 Oct 1752, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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


Generation: 3

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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1659

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Jul 1720

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

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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Andover, Essex, Massachusetts

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


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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Benjamin Balch was born Abt 1629 (son of John Balch and Margery); died Aft 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 Abt 1650. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Gardner and (Unknown first wife of Thomas Gardner)) died 5 Apr 1686, Beverly, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Newmarch was born Abt 1653, Beverly, Massachusetts; died 5 Jul 1720, Beverly, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Captain John Osgood was born 1632, England (son of John Osgood and Sarah); died 21 Aug 1693, 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 16 Nov 1653. Mary (daughter of Robert Clements and Lydia) was born 1637, Ansley, Warwickshire, England; died 27 Oct 1710, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary Clements was born 1637, Ansley, Warwickshire, England (daughter of Robert Clements and Lydia); died 27 Oct 1710, 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 10 Aug 1659, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; died 16 Sep 1748, Andover, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried , Old North Parish Burying Ground, North Andover, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Daniel Poor was born Abt 1624, England; died 1713.

    Notes:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

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