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Col Robert Monroe Balch
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Birth: May 7, 1826
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1872
Crittenden County
Arkansas, USA

Cause of death: Gun shot wound.

Memphis Daily Appeal
April 7 1872
Yesterday Colonel Robert Balch was shot in Crittenden county by the Sheriff, Mr. Hardin. The difficulty which produced this sad result was about the possession of some land. The Sheriff, it appears, had a writ for the ejection of Colonel Balch from a place he occupied. the latter refused to retire, and therefore was shot by the Sheriff. The deceased was a tall, portly man, who was well known in memphis, having lived at the Overton three or four years ago.

Confederate Military Service: Co. C, F, & S, 3rd (Forrest's) Tennessee Cavalry. Military records list him as Private, Major and Lt. Col. From the service record: Complexion fair, hair dark, eyes blue. 6' 1 and half inches tall. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Bloomer Balch (1793 - 1878)
  Susan Carter Balch (1801 - 1877)
  Robert Monroe Balch (1826 - 1872)
  Julia Ringwood Balch (1834 - 1905)*
  Mary Landon Balch (1843 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Lot 606, Fowler
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Mar 04, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125867326
Col Robert Monroe Balch
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A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014

- Mary & Kent
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014

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