Horatio Gates Balch

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About Horatio Gates Balch

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495. Horatio Gates," son of 239 Rev. Benjamin^ and Joanna [O'Brien] Balch, was born at Danvers, Mass., Octo- ber 16, 1777, and was baptized with his twin brother, George W., by the Rev. Mr. Holt, at Danvers, Oct. 26, 1777. He died at Lubec, Me., in 1850. He studied medicine, and was a physician of marked ability. The early part of his life was spent in and near Bangor, where he married his first wife, Miss Rhoda Dutton, a sister of Judge Button, a lawyer of considerable note at Bangor. Horatio G. was quite promi- nent in polities, was a Democrat up to Van Buren's adminis- tration, when he became a Whig. He was a member of the Legislature at Boston, before Maine was a separate state, and also the first Representative from Washington county after Maine became a state. In 1820 he was living at Lubec, Me. In 1821 or 2 he moved to Machias, Me., and soon after re- ceived the oifice of high sheriff, which he held till 1830, when he moved to Lubec again. That year he received the appointment of inspector of customs at Lubec, under Jack- son's administration, which ofSce he held about nine years. He was a member of the Congregational Church. He was very benevolent, as many since his death have given testi- mony to his kindness and consideration of the poor. By his first wife, Rhoda Dutton, he had eight cliildren.

1051 Horatio.s b. ; d., s. p., about 1845.

1052 George,^ b. ; d., s. p., about 1846. 1053* Harriet,^ b. ; d.

1054* Sophia,8 b. ; d.

1055 Elizabeth b. in 1814; d., unm., in 1830.

1056 James, 8 b. ; drowned while skating at Machias. 1057* Emily.s b. Aug. 8, 1820; d. Dec. 13, 1892.

1058 Andrew,^ b. ; drowned at sea,

Horatio G. married for his second wife Harriet Tanner Mc- Lellan, of Portland, Me. To them were born three children. Harriet T. died at Brooklyn, N. Y.

1059 Ebenezer McIntosh.s b. ; d. y.

1060* James Kirt,8, b. Nov. 22, 1831; d. April 18, 1895.

1061* Horatio Gates,* b. June 15, 1840; d. March 7, 1S94.