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Balch Genealogy and Balch Family History Information

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  • Abigail Raynsford (1682 - 1763)
  • Abigail Clark (Maverick) (1637 - 1690)
    Abigail had five children with her first husband, Matthew Clark.
  • Abigail Balch (1705 - 1793)
    Sources The Vinton Memorial: Comprising a Genealogy of the Descendants of John .... By John Adams Vinton. page 23. --------------------Abigail Converse (1705 - 1793) She was born 3 Dec 1705 in ...
  • Benjamin Balch, Sr. (1742 - 1816)
    Source: Benjamin Balch (February 12, 1743 - May 4, 1815) was born in Dedham, Massachusetts to Thomas and Mary (Sumner) Balch. At sixteen he began attending Harvard College and graduated in 1763. He s...
  • Benjamin Balch, Sr. (1628 - 1714)
    Source: Benjamin Balch (winter of 1628-9 - Unknown) was born in Naumkeag (Salem) to John and Margary Balch. Benjamin is believed to be the first male born in the Naumkeag colony. In September of 1628...

About the Balch surname

BALCH NAME MEANING English: from Middle English balch, belch ‘balk’, ‘beam’ (Old English bælc, balca), possibly denoting someone who lived in a house with a roof beam rather than in a simple hut; alternatively it may have been a nickname for a man built like a tree trunk, i.e. one of stocky, heavy build.