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Descendants of

Henry Balcombe

Alexander Balcombe

Captain John Balcombe

Graeme Balcom
Longtime friend and contributor who has now joined his ancestors.

Gary W. Balcom
4429 Yarrow Drive
Holt MI USA 48842

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Marjorie (Andridge) Ezmirlian
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Neil Robert Balcom
14 Marsh Hawk Drive
Wolfville NS Canada   B4P 1B2

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Mary Michelle Scott
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Mary Ann Linn LaRue
4103 Saranac
Dallas TX 75220

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Phyllis (Balcom) Alvis
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Sandy De Taranto
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Betty Cowin
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Douglas Long
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Steve Balcom
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E. Carl Balcom   Email Me
Donna Jane Balcom-Reddout  Email Me
Loela Sue (Lou) Balcom-McGuire Email Me
John Corbett
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Ronald James Balcom
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Pamela J. Balcom

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Diana (Ellis) and Mike Begeman
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Richard 'Rick' Dean Miller
P.O. Box 240
Green Valley, AZ 85622-0240

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Tricia Balkum Peck
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Richard 'Dick' Groharing
15950 Timberlane Road
Morrison, IL 61270

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Ellie Burch
Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., CA

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Blanche (Milton) Qualls
Leesburg, FL
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Thomas and Barbara Balcom
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Deborah Cunningham
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Roger L. Gerard
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  Leslie Quist
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Steve Vaughan Balcom
Chapel Hill, NC

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Gail Wagner
Ithaca, NY

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Paul & Judy (Balcom) Rydeen
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Erik Moore
Seattle, Washington

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Stuart Balcomb
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Sam Balcomb
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Sara & John Douglas (Doug) Balcomb
5589 Willow Springs Drive
Morrison, Colorado 80465

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Maureen Babcock
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Michael & Shannon (McQuaid) Courtney
Courtney / McQuaid website
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Mary Anne Bohaker
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Ruth Melissa
I recently acquired an oil painting by Phyllis Balcom entitled, "Old Ranch House".  It is noted on the back that it was the vintner's house located in Kenwood, CA.  Do you know of the artist and can you give me any information about the painting? Thank you. Ruth Melissa 1631 Poppy Peak Drive Pasadena, CA 91105

Richard A. MacLeod
I have identified a number of Balcomb's/Baucom's all living in Montgomery County Illinois in the mid - late 1800's. I'm trying to prove whether they were related or not and then to work backwards from there. Any assistance that can be provided will be greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Balcomb born about 1823 in TN/KY/NC, married Richard Pleasant Champ about 1844. Lived in Montgomery Co., IL from about 1850 - 1880.
Artimesia Victoria Balcomb born 13 Apr 1847 in TN, married Daniel McCall Taulbee 9 Nov 1865 in Montgomery County, IL, died 7 Jan 1878 in Roundtree Township, Montgomery County, IL.
Emily J. Balcomb married James A. Anderson 5 Aug 1869 in Montgomery County, IL.
Henry Balcomb who married Fanny Prim. They had the following children:
        Augusta B. Balcomb born 1857 in TN or perhaps Yalobusha Co., MS, married Lizzie Sawyer 8 Sept 1878 in Litchfield, Montgomery County, IL and
        Minnie S. Jones 14 Nov 1886 in Audobon Township, Montgomery County, IL.
        Fanny Alice Balcomb born 1862 in Walshville, Montgomery County, IL, married John M. Lipe 15 June 1880 in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, IL.
Minnie Balcomb born 1868 in Walshville, Montgomery County, IL, married Fred Keim 6 June 1888 in Round tree Township, Montgomery County, IL.

Corrie Balcombe (Australia)
I'm researching Balcombes who came from Horne in Surrey, but would like to know if there is a connection with those in Balcombe, W Sussex. I know of
James Balcombe ch 1791 who married Mary Buckland and had a son Melancthon born 1815. Melancthon left England in 1837 after deciding to holiday for 7
years, hard labour, in Australia.

My mother was a Balcomb, born in Buffalo, Ny.  My mother's maiden name was Patricia Jane Balcomb, sister is Diane Balcomb, father Warren A. Balcomb, wife Catherine Balcomb.

Meike Kerper
My great grandmother was Kalilly Isabelle Richardson, whose mother was Mercy Jane Balcom of Fall City Netherlands. Her father was Zodac SW Richardson, b. 1827 of Fall City Netherlands. Kalilly was born 28 May 1853. Kalilly married Winthrop Wesley Rathburn and had my grandfather,
Winthrop Wesley Rathburn. Looking for further information on Mercy and her family.

Jerry Lee Balcome (Texas)
My gr.grandfather - Rueben Alexander Balcom b. 7/11/1843 either N.Y or Ma. d. 3/19/1929 Texas PARENT'S UNKNOWN
He was a member of G.A.R. date's unknown. We know that G.A.R. provided his burial site and headstone which we have picture's of.
(1) wife unknown, had (2) children: Phoebe Balcom later Phoebe Balcom Whaley of Ohio, and Cleo Balcom later Cleo Balcom Sherman of Texas date's
unknown, *listed in Rueben's obit in 1929.
(2)wife: Clara Belle Wilson b. 8/17/1877 Lancastshire, Eng. her parent's were Michael and Mary Battersby Wilson, Clara died in Texas 2/22/1952,
Rueben and Clara had (3) children:
My grandfather -
1. Hazen Paul Balcom b.7/26/1901 in Toledo, Ohio d. 12/13/1958 in Houston, Tex. Hazen changed his name in 1922 in Tx. to : Harry Paul Balcome, his wife
was: Jeanette Rhea Suttle b.3/10/1894 McKinney, Tx. d. 6/28/1939 in Long Beach, Calif. they had 2 children, Harry Emil Balcome b. 1/5/1933 d.
1/5/1933 Los Angeles, Calif. - Jack Mardis Balcome b. 9/23/193? Long Beach, Calif. now living in Tex.
2.Warner Langston Balcom b.8/10/1908 Hoxie, Ark. d.9/5/1910 Hoxie, Ark
3.Catherine Ann Balcom b. 9/2/1914 Hoxie, Ark. now living in Tx. She became Catherine Ann Balcom Renfro.
My Dad:
Jack Mardis Balcome b.9/23/193? not for sure of the year, married 10/25/1952 Bertha Mae Shelton b. 10/12/1936  d.9/8/1998 Tex.
They had 3 children plus adopted 1:
1.Paul Wane Balcome  b. 2/9/1957  d. 3/15/1985 Tex.  No children
2.Jerry Lee Balcome  b. 3/13/1958 Texas. Jerry married: 1/16/1980 (1.)Colleen Marie Beck (1) child: Megan Mae Balcome  5/29/1980 Tex.  divorced Colleen 7/8/1982 Tex. (2.) 12/22/1983 wife: Shirley Jean Riley  0 Children  divorced Shirley 2/2/1988. (3.) 3/19/1988 A. Dianna Griffith 0 children, (present wife).
3.Linda Jean Balcome b.7/16/1960 Tex. She married Joe S. Pouncey; they have 0 children.
4. **Adopted: Alicia Michelle Balcome b.11/4/1971 Tex. Alicia has not married to this date, she has 2 children:
Shellbie Lee Cody b.5/29/1992
Paul Wane Balcome b.4/18/1995

Jack Mardis Balcome has re-married: 6/20/1999 to: Opal Lawson Boykin of Tex.  0 children

Dianne Hosking
I have just found that my GGGrandfather married a Philadelphia Balcombe. She was born in Herstmonceux Sussex in 1806, her parents were Benjamin and Sarah. Looking for more details.

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Lyman Adelbert Balcom, born 16 Nov 1901 in Tomuca, IL and died 3 Sep 1974. (I could not find Tomuca, could it be Toluca?) He was an electrician and worked at MGM Studios in California. He was living in Santa Barbara in 1949. He married Pearl E. Norris, perhaps in Oregon. She was born in Barton, OR. They had three children -  Jack Alfred b.1926, Donald Earl b. 24 Jul 1929 in Portland OR, and Betty Joan b.1933. Donald E. Balcom died in Santa Barbara, CA 2 Aug 1949. Listed as suicide. He left a child and wife who remarried. The child was adopted; birth certificate changed. (Still living)

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Eunice Ann Salmon (1873-1946) married in 1892 to Paris Steele Balcom (1870-1929).
They had 8 children
    (1) Delores May b1895 d1963 m Jesse Washington Curtis
    (2) James Riley b1898 d1975 m Grace L. Gillham
    (3) Glen Paris b1899 d1983 m Bessie Lora Shropshire
    (4) Merle Eddie b1904 d1978 m Cora Poindexter
    (5) George Alexander b1906 d1975 m Trisha Balcom (cousin)
    (6) Helen Bernice b1908 d 1910   died young
    (7) Lela Rebecca b1911 d ?  m Albert Alonzo Kiser & Alvin Earl Davis
    (8) Charles William b1914 d1969 m Nila Bates

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Stuart Balcomb (Henry descendent; noted in Table above)

Descendents of another Henry from the UK
6. Philip Balcomb b.1943 Colorado Spgs CO; m. Linda Wilcox
5. Standley Balcomb b.1920 Davenport, Iowa; m. Vera Legg
4. Carl Balcomb b.1889 Colorado Spgs CO, d.1977 Dayton OH; m. Kathryn Putnam
3. Henry Balcomb b.1844 Cameron NY, d.1898 Colorado Spgs CO; m. Harriet Beecher
2. Abram Balcomb b. before1820 London, d. Cameron NY; m. ?
1. Henry Balcomb b. before1800 London, d. Geneva NY; m. Anne Pilgrim

June Shearing
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 1999 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: Balcombe Ancestors

My Father's sister was married to a Bob Balcolme. All I know is that his real name was Robert and that he was married in 1940 at Monkwearmouth church (Sunderland). He is the black sheep of the family. All the others were church going people. I think he was not and maybe a bit of a drinker or gambler (not really sure). I would certainly love to know more.

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Robert Sterry
Subject: RE: Balcombe Ancestors
A George Balcombe married an Ann Watt in 1894 in Victoria, Australia
An Edgar Balcombe married a Jessie Watt in 1898 also in Victoria
No further Balcombe information I'm afraid.

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Andrew Rohrbach
The only BALCOMB in my data base is Katherine BALCOMB, m. Daniel JENKS in 1694. Daniel was b.19 Apr 1663, Lynn, Essex, Mass. d.1736. I don't have any other info on the BALCOMBS, but if you are interested I do have the JENKS line farther back. If Katherine fits your line I would like to have any info that you have.

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Al Calkins 
2846 Hidden Springs Circle
Placerville, CA 95667
Here is all I have on "Balcomb." Descendants of Eliza Balcomb
Generation No. 1
1. Eliza1 BALCOMB b.1869, d.1944. Married Guy Evans CALKINS 1893 (Son of William CALKINS  Sarah BADGER)

Children of Eliza BALCOMB and Guy CALKINS are:
i. Florence B. CALKINS, b. 1899.
ii. Frances CALKINS, b. 1902.
iii. Sarah Balcomb CALKINS, b. November 19, 1907; m. Orville Westfall REED.

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J H Garner
I only have one Balcombe out of some 59000 individuals. Lewis Balcombe married Fanny Harmer in Ticehurst, Sussex, England 31 Aug 1879. She was the daughter of Thomas Harmer & Lucy French. I don't know anythhing more
re: him as my source for the info was the Harmer Family Ass'n, which is a one-name society.

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Malcolm (Mac) Hupman

Corby, Northamptonshire, England
Here are some Christening's you might be interested in.

Christening; Sex: Male; Christening Date: 15 Nov 1772; Recorded in: Burwash, Sussex, England
Father: Thomas BALCOMB; Mother: Susannah
Source: FHL Number 1067139 Dates: 1713-1848

Christening; Sex: Male; Christening Date: 20 Jan 1793; Recorded in: Burwash, Sussex, England
Father: John BALCOMB; Mother: Sarah
Source: FHL Number 1067139

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Subject: Re: Balcombe Ancestors
This is all I have on the Descendants of Thomas Balcombe

0 1819 - Thomas BALCOMBE b: 1819
. +1860 - Sarah Elizabeth SIMS m: 1864 in Hobart, Tasmania,
Australia b: Bef. 1860
. 1 1866 - Mary Ann BALCOMBE b: 1866
. 1 1869 - Richard BALCOMBE b: 1869
. 1 1875 - Edward Thomas BALCOMBE b: 1875 in Swansea,
..... +1878 - Jayne Foyer DUNCOMBE b: 21 August 1878 in
..... 2 Alfred Thomas William BALCOMBE
..... 2 Mabel BALCOMBE

Beverly Himes BARGER in NM
Subject: Re:Wm. Balcomb & Mary RHODES
The only thing I know about Willam BALCOMB is that he married Mary RHODES who was a sister of My dau-in-laws ancestor Niles Asbury RHODES. Mary RHODES b.abt 1848 Enoree, Spartenburg, South Carolina married abt 1868 South Carolina William BALCOMB b.abt 1845 SC?. Mary was a daughter of Asbury Morgan RHODES & Olivia HICKS.  I don't have anything else on BALCOMB.

Pat Relf Hanavan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
I'm looking for the parents of Anne BALCOMBE, b ca 1736, of Cranbrook, Kent; she m 4 Oct 1757 in Cranbrook Joseph BALLARD (26 Nov 1728-15 Aug 1783). She died 2 Jun 1805 and is buried at Sittingbourne, Kent. Joseph died 15 Aug 1783 and is buried at Deal, Kent.

Their children, born 1758-1780 and christened in Cranbrook, were: Isaac, John, Joseph, James, Elizabeth Balcombe, Richard, William, Ann(e), Frances, and John BALLARD.

Could Anne BALCOMBE have any connection with William BALCOMB (1709-1791) and his wife Hannah (d 1773), of Frittenden, near Cranbrook, Kent? They did have a daughter Ann who was baptized 15 Aug 1742. The other children of William and Hannah, born 1733-1751, were: Hannah, William, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Maria, and James.

I'm descended from Anne Balcombe Ballard's daughter Frances, who married William RELF of Cranbrook and emigrated to Chautauqua Co, NY.

I'm looking for Uri Balcom who was born about 1815 (census age) and who was enumerated in Steuben County, NY with a wife named Jane in the 1850 US census and the 1855 New York State census. They had no children in either census.

Crystal Johnston
I don't have very much information on my Mary A. Balcom except for that she was born Sept. 16, 1863 in or around Columbus, Franklin, Ohio. She was married to a W. M. Snodgrass on June 14, 1879. I only know of their daughter Mary Mae Snodgrass. Mary Mae was my husbands ggrandmother. I haven't found any other information on her or her husband as of yet, but am still looking.

E.A. Richards
In the line of Edward Richards of Dedham, 1637, on page 113 of the Morse Book of Richards, it states that:
Edward Richards married Amy Bucklin on January 7, 1790. Their 10th child, Nathaniel Henry Richards, born June 5, 1811 and died February 22, 1854, married Maria Balcom, and lived in Attleboro.

Gerald 'Jerry' L. Bolles
I have only one BALCOM who married into my wife's side of the family. She is Carmel (Dode) Delores Balcom who married John Wallace Pratt in 1949. He was born in 1930 in Pasco, WA and died in 1986. I understand that she is still alive, remarried and lives in the area of Kettle Falls, WA.

Unknown - re Balcom surname
1. Alonzo A. Balcom born NY, married Julia Alice Brooks, born Michigan.
Children:  i E.A. Balcom.
2. E.A. Balcom married Sadie Wright, (daughter of John Wright and Elizabeth Williamson).
Children: i Alice E. Balcom.
3. Alice E. Balcom born S. Dakota, married Floyd M. Halgerson.
Children: i Evelyn Halgerson.
4. Evelyn Halgerson married Harold William Sternburg.
Children: i Jan Sue Sternburg
Jan Sue Sternburg married 1975, in Fla, Fred Leroy Barrett, born 2 Jun 1935, Hillsboro OH, (son of Harry Van Buren Barrett and Virginia Warnock) Occupation: Developer.

Mary Blackburn
Balcom was my mother's maiden name. I have just begun to research this line. Here is what I have:
Elmer James Balcom (my grandfather)
b. 13 Oct 1894 in Lincoln, Washington Co., AR
d. 10 Feb 1963 in Webb City, Jasper Co., MO

Emory Justin (sometimes listed as Justus)(my great-grandfather) b. 1866 in Newburg, IN
married: Amanda Crawley on 29 Apr 1890 in Washington Co., AR

James Balcom (my great-great grandfather)b. 1836 in OH
married: (1) ?
married: (2) Cynthia Lester 19 Jun 1870 in Green Co., IN

The 1880 Census list James as being born in OH and his father and mother as being born in NY. I don't have an exact birthday for him and don't have information on his parents other than they were born in NY.
I would appreciate any information you have.

Cleo Van Anda
My fathers name was Cleo Balcom b july 15, 1906 died Jan. 1985 His father's name is unknown. His mother was Nellie Craig. He had two brothers Harley and John and one sister Lucille. When my fathers father died his mother Nellie married the other Balcom brother. His name was William George Balcom(b) who died 1935.
The Balcoms lived in Nebraska, and my father was born in Holdrege Neb.

Jeane Balcombe
I'm English born but living in Sydney, Australia and my Balcombe forebearers were from Ripe in Sussex. My father's parents were both Balcombes who married at the end of the Great War. So my Grandmother never had to change her name! I've traced the family tree back to about 1820, but would be very interested to find out about other branches.

I am attempting to trace a Uri Balcom, born 1815, spouse Jane, born 1821, no children listed, in 1850 and 1855 Steuben Co, New York census. I and another researcher have suspected for sometime that Jane might be Jane E. Palmatier whose parents John & Elizabeth Weaver Palmatier lived in Steuben Co, NY 1835/1845 before going to Michigan. They had lived previously in Delaware Co, NY. Jane Palmatier had a brother by name of Sylvanus Palmatier. There was a Sylvanus Palmatier residing with Uri & Jane Balcom in 1850 AND 1855 Steuben Co, NY.

William Baer
Gambier, Ohio
My mother was a Balcom. Her family came from England area and we are currently trying to piece a tree together. The oldest Balcom I have been able to find is an Otis Balcom who would have been my Great Great Grandfather. I know he married an Elizabeth Moxley. He had the following children: Oscar, William, Thomas and Levi.

Lorne Shunk

Neil Balcombe
Staffordshire University, England

John English
My grandmother was Edith-Mae Balcombe born in England. She married Edward Irving during the first world war and came to Prince Edward Island. They then moved to Pictou County, Nova Scotia. I have a newspaper clipping of what I believe would be her mothers funeral announcement:
Funeral of Mrs. Balcombe The funeral took place on Saturday of Mrs. Elizabeth balcombe (70), wife of Mr. E. Balcombe, of 53 Catteshall Lane Godalming. The local branch of the Mothers Union, of which Mrs. Balcombe was one of the oldest members, was represented at the Parish Church, where the first part of the service was held. Mr. R. Broatch attended the organ and accompined the hymn, Abide with Me. The Vicar (the Rev. H.E. Hone) officiated. The chief morn\urners were Mr. Balcombe (the widower), Mr. and Mrs. F. Coombes and Mr. and Mrs. G. Durrant (sons-in-law and daughters), Mrs. Simmonds (sister-in-law), Mrs. Howard, Mrs. durrant, Mrs. Clarke and Miss Durrant.

Caroline Gaden
Northern NSW, Australia
Our line is that of Thomas Tyrwhitt BALCOMBE who was the middle son of William Balcombe of St Helena fame.

Annette Ward
I am searching for any info on a John Balcomb from Olyne England who married "Ann". They had a daughter- "Mary" who married a Richard NORTH, b: 1754 in Oxfordshire England. "Mary" and Richard North had a son- Stephen NORTH- b:
1782 in London England, married in 1815 in Philadelphia PA to a Mary WILLIAMS. Stephen and Mary NORTH had a son Alfred Augustus NORTH, b: 1823 in Philadelphia PA.

Marion Walter
I was wondering if you knew any more about Anne (daughter of Henry Balcombe -1599) who married William Walters. I have an extensive line of Walter(s) in the Maresfield, Fairwarp, Buxted area of Sussex. I don't see a William marrying an Anne Balcombe. Where did they marry?