Joseph Balch: Birth: 1658 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Death: 16 SEP 1675 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts (Battle of Bloody Brook)
Deborah Balch: Birth: 6 JUN 1693.
Title: Perley, Sidney, Editor, The Essex Antiquarian (Salem, MA)
Title: Balch, Galusha B., Genealogy of the Balch Families in America (Salem, MA: Pub. Eben Putnam, 1897)
Title: Ferris, Mary W., Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines Vol. I, Rufus R. Dawes Line (Milwaukee: Privately Printed, 1943)
Title: Anderson, Robert C., The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. I, A-F (Boston: NEHGS, 1995)
Title: Perley, Sidney, The History of Salem 1626-1637, Vol. I (Salem, Mass., S. Perley, 1924-28)
Title: Early Families of New England. (Original Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. By Alicia Crane Williams.
Page: pg. 4
Title: Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985)
Title: Massachusetts Vital Records
Note: ol. I, by Robert Charles Anderson, NEHGS, Boston, 1995 Page 85 Regarding JOHN BALCH: MARRIAGE: (1) By 1636 (and by about 1629 if she was the mother of all his children) Margery _____; she was in the list of Salem church members compiled in December 1636 [SChR 6]. (2) Annis _____, named in JOHN BALCH's will of 15 May 1648; she died before 24 November 1657, when her illegal will was presented at court. (On 29 June 1680, BENJAMIN BALCH describes Annis Balch, deceased, as his mother-in-law, and calls himself her legal heir [EQC 7:388].) CHILDREN: With first wife: i BENJAMIN, b. about 1629 (deposed 10 April 1706 aged about 77 [Dawes-Gates 1:74, citing Perley 1:254, citing ELR 20:12]); m. (1) about 1650 SARAH GARDNER, daughter of THOMAS GARDNER, and she d. at Beverly 5 April 1686; m. (2) Marblehead 5 February 1688/9 Abigail Clarke, who d. at Beverly 1 January 1690, aged about 55 years; m. (3) Beverly 15 March 1691/2 Grace Mallett. ii John, b. say 1631; m. Mary Conant, daughter of ROGER CONANT; she m. (2) by 1663 William Dodge, son of WILLIAM DODGE. iii Freeborn, b. about 1634 (deposed 19 August 1657 aged 23 years [NHPP 40:134]); on 20 January 1658 Walter Price of Salem, executor and administrator to Freeborn Balch, sold to BENJAMIN BALCH of Salem at Bass River, for £20 and half of five acres of upland and marsh in Planter's Marsh formerly belonging to JOHN BALCH, "all that part of the farm lying at Bass River which JOHN BALCH deceased hath given by will unto Freeborn Balch," unless "the above said Freeborn Balch appear to be alive" [ELR 1:82].
Note: From The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, V
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