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Benjamin Balch

Male Abt 1629 - Aft 1715  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Balch 
    Born Abt 1629  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Bef Apr 1629  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Aft 31 Jan 1715  [2, 3
    Person ID I17191  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TD
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2018 

    Father John Balch,   b. Abt 1605,   d. Between 15 May 1648 and 28 Jun 1648, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Margery 
    Married Abt 1629  [1
    Family ID F10543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Gardner,   d. 5 Apr 1686, Beverly, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1650  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Deacon Samuel Balch,   b. May 1651, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1723, Beverly, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F10529  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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]

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S647] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary Walton Ferris. Volume 1, 1943; volume 2, 1931.

    3. [S2195] Genealogy of the Balch Families in America by Galusha Burchard Balch. Salem, Massachusetts: Eben Putnam, 1897.