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Rev Thomas Bloomer Balch
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1793
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: 1878

The son of Stephen Bloomer Balch and Elizabeth Beall Balch. He graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1813, studied theology at Princeton Seminary, and was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Baltimore, October 31st, 1816. From the Spring of 1817 to the Fall of 1819 he preached as assistant to his father, who was then in charge of the church at Georgetown, D.C., then spent nearly ten years in happy and useful labor as pastor of the churches of Snow Hill, Rehoboth, and Pitt's Creek, Maryland; after which he lived four years in Fairfax county, Virginia, preaching as he had opportunity. Subsequently he supplied, for two years, the churches of Warrenton and Greenwich; was agent for the American Colonization Society; for nine months supplied the church at Fredricksburg, Virginia, then Nokesville church, four years, and Greenwich Church, two years. Dr. Balch had a strongly literary taste, wrote much on many subjects and published several volumes. He married August 21, 1820, Susan Carter of Fairfax County.

Written by Reverend Balch during the Civil War:

It will be remembered that the Confederate army under Johnston, lay at Centreville and Manassas during the winter of 1861 and 1862, and some of the soldiers came to keep Christmas at my house. At such a period of distress they could not have expected the luxuries which used to be common at that joyful season. 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Bloomer Balch (1747 - 1833)
  Elizabeth Beall Balch (1747 - 1827)
 
 Children:
  Robert Monroe Balch (1826 - 1872)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Balch Macomb (1783 - 1869)*
  Thomas Bloomer Balch (1793 - 1878)
  Anna Eleanora Balch Wilson (1799 - 1883)*
  Eliza Marie Balch Tustin (1802 - 1883)*
  Jane Whann Balch Williamson (1805 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Greenwich (Prince William County)
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Feb 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7136925
Rev Thomas Bloomer Balch
Added by: MVC
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 24, 2014

- Sharon
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In Honor of You Sir, A Kind and Generous Soul. Rest With God.
- Cherry Reynolds Solly
 Added: Dec. 10, 2007
 
 
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