Samuel Patton Balch Sr.

7 September 1800–1877 (Age 76)
Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel Patton

When Samuel Patton Balch Sr. was born on 7 September 1800, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rev. Amos Balch, was 42 and his mother, Ann Patton, was 39. He married Hannah Patricia Yates in 1822, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Northern Division, Marshall, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1877, in Benton Township, Newton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77.

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Samuel Patton Balch Sr.
Hannah Patricia Yates
Marriage: 1822
Martha Balch
Matilda Balch
Rhoda P Balch
Rev. Thomas Washington Balch
Samuel Patton Balch Jr.
Mary Jane Balch

Spouse and Children

Bedford, Tennessee, United States


    Martha Balch


    Matilda Balch


    Rhoda P Balch


    Rev. Thomas Washington Balch


    Samuel Patton Balch Jr.


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World Events (8)

1801 · Cane Ridge Revival

Age 1

The Cane Ridge Revival took place for six days in Cane Ridge, Kentucky. From August 6, 1801- August 12 or 13, 1801, around 20 thousand people gathered together for what was called the Second Great Awakening.

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English balch, belch ‘balk’, ‘beam’ (Old English bælc, balca), possibly denoting someone who lived in a house with a roof beam rather than in a simple hut; alternatively it may have been a nickname for a man built like a tree trunk, i.e. one of stocky, heavy build.2 English: nickname from Middle English balche, belche ‘swelling’ (Old English bælc(e)). This was probably chiefly given in the sense ‘swelling pride’, ‘overweening arrogance’, but it can also mean ‘eructation’, ‘belch’ and may therefore in some cases have been acquired by a man given to belching.3 Welsh: from the adjective balch, which has a range of meanings—‘ fine’, ‘splendid’, ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘glad’—but the predominant meaning is ‘proud’ and from this the family name probably derives.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel P Balch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Saml P Balch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Balch, "United States Census, 1830"

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