|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1770|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1832|
aged 62 years
"Mr. Balkam was born in Attleboro, Mass., Nov. 25, 1770, married Abigail Smith of Norton, Mass. April 22,1795 who was born June 29, 1771. Between the years 1800 and 1802 with his wife and three children he came to Plantation No. 4, Washington County, now Robbinston, where were born to him and his wife Abigail six children. She died October 24, 1822, and he remained a widower until September 13,1824 when he married Mary McLellan, of Portland who became mother of five children. Mr. Balkam's death took place in Robbinston, September 20, 1832, and that of his widow Mary at Milltown, N.B. on November 9, 1866 at the age of 78 years"
He built a fine residence at Robbinston, which was his home and that of his family for many years. It has since been destroyed by fire. In it was the first piano ever brought into the town, and the playing of Mrs. Mary Balkam upon it was the delight of the children who visited there.Mr. Balkam was a man of prominence in the community where he lived. He filled the office of deacon in the Congregational Church in Robbinston; was a member of the Legislature of Governor's Council, and Brigadier General of State Militia. Of his sons, two, at least, have been deacons. Mr. Balkam and all his sons, with I think one exception, were democrats.(Maine Historical Magazine Volume 3)
John was the son of Samuel Balkam and Sarah Richardson.
Abigail Smith Balkam (1771 - 1822)*
Mary McLellan Balkam (1788 - 1866)*
George Washington Balkam (1800 - 1822)*
Mary Balkam (1808 - 1827)*
Uriah Balkam (1812 - 1874)*
Frederick George Balkam (1825 - 1859)*
Edward Henry Balkam (1827 - 1907)*
Jane McLellan Balkham McNiel (1828 - 1866)*
Horatio Balch Balkam (1829 - 1832)*
Elizabeth Griffith Balkam (1831 - 1851)*
Created by: SusanE
Record added: Oct 07, 2013
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