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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 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]

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

Generation: 2

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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Balch was born Abt 1605; died Between 15 May 1648 and 28 Jun 1648, 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 Abt 1629. [Group Sheet]


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

  3. 6.  Thomas Gardner was born Abt 1592; died 29 Dec 1674, 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) Bef 1614. (Unknown died 1636, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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