Larcom / Balch Connection

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My connection to the Balch family begins seven generations ago when Cornelius Larcom (1653-1747) married Abigail Balch (1663-1706). The book, Genealogy of the Balch Family in America by Galusha Burchard Balch (available to read on Google Books) shows the marriage as February 8, 1680-81. Abigail was his first wife. They had four children, all boys: Jonathan (March ...

Ancestral Homes: William Haskell House / Old Dexter Place

By Thursday, April 24, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Located at 680 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, this was the home of Betsey Haskell Larcom and David Larcom, my 4th great-grandparents. This was also the birthplace and childhood home of Joseph Henry Larcom, my 2nd great-grandfather. His step-sister, Mary Larcom Ober Dow (my 2nd great-grand aunt)  also lived here as a child as well as ...

Around the Horn

By Thursday, February 6, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

 In the summer of 1849, a group of young men from Beverly and nearby towns bought the bark San Francisco, formed a company, wrote a constitution and by-laws, and agreed that they would not make the mistake other groups were making: they would stay together and share the profits and the hardships of the venture ...