|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1675|
Also spelled Baulch, Bolch, Bollsh, etc. Lived in Salem Farms (present-day Beverly), Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, per Eben Putnam. A colonial soldier, serving under Captain Lothrop, who died in the Battle of Bloody Brook. The soldiers were guarding a haul of grain that teamsters were moving to storage.
Joseph Balch, born around 1658 at the Balch homestead, was one of the youngest to die in this battle; this may be why a probate record for him has not been located. He was the child of Benjamin Balch (son of Benjamin the immigrant) and his first wife Sarah, daughter of Thomas Gardner.
If you have more information about Joseph Balch, including published or primary sources, please contact the creator of this memorial.
Genealogy of the Balch families in America, Eben Putnam, 1897, esp. p. 10
Report of the Committee Appointed to Revise the Soldiers' Record, Danvers (Mass.), Committee Appointed to Revise the Soldiers' Record, Eben Putnam, 1895, pp 94-95
Massachusetts Bay Connections, Judy Jacobson, 1992, pp 36-37
See cemetery notes for further details and bibliographic sources.
Benjamin Balch (1629 - ____)
Sarah Gardner Balch (1627 - ____)
Bloody Brook Mass Grave
Created by: Mrs. Bee
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50073297