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Deacon Samuel Balch

Male 1651 - 1723  (~ 72 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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]


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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Balch was born about 1605; died between 15 May 1648 and 28 Jun 1648 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: May 1648

    Notes:

    Arrived at Cape Ann in 1624. "Balch was certainly one of the men sent over by the Dorchester Company in the early 1620s to settle a fishing colony in New England, and so he is properly known as one of the Old Planters." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, citation details below.]

    John married Margery about 1629. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margery
    Children:
    1. 2. Benjamin Balch was born about 1629; died after 31 Jan 1715.

  3. 6.  Thomas Gardner was born about 1592; died on 29 Dec 1674 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was an Overseer of the "first planters" party of the Dorchester Company that landed in 1624 at Cape Ann, to form a colony at what is now Gloucester. By virtue of having been in authority at this first settlement of what later became the Massachusetts Bay Colony, he is considered by some to have been the first governor of Massachusetts.

    Thomas married (Unknown first wife of Thomas Gardner) before 1614. (Unknown died in 1636 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  (Unknown first wife of Thomas Gardner) died in 1636 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Gardner died on 5 Apr 1686 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. George Gardner was born about 1616; died on 20 Aug 1679 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    3. Richard Gardner was born about 1632 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 23 Jan 1689.