Balch, Rev. Lewis Penn Witherspoon

Balch, Rev. Lewis Penn Witherspoon

Male 1814 - 1875  (61 years)

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  • Name Balch, Rev. Lewis Penn Witherspoon  [1, 2
    Born 1 Feb 1814  Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jun 1875  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I68611  Sackett
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2021 

    Family Jay, Anna,   b. 17 Aug 1813, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1848, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1839  [3
    Children 
     1. Balch, Augusta,   b. 26 Dec 1840,   d. Unknown
     2. Balch, Elizabeth,   b. 20 Apr 1843,   d. Unknown
     3. Balch, Lewis P. W. Jr.,   b. Abt 1846,   d. Unknown
     4. Balch, Anna,   b. 1847,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F27343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1814 - Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jun 1875 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2663] McVickar Family Tree from 1700 to 1906, Edward McVickar & William Constable Breed, (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 2), 27 Sep 2021.
      13. Hannah Augusta McVickar,

      m. William Jay, Grad. Of Yale 1808 (son of John Jay and Sarah Van Brugh Livingston).

      Had issue:

      46. Anna Jay, b. ____ d. ____

      . . .

      46. Anna Jay, m. Rev. Lewis P.W. Balch.

      Had issue:

      107. Augusta Balch,, b. ____ d. ____

      108. Eliza Balch, , b. ____ d. ____

      109. Lewis P.W. Balch, b. ____ d. ____ m. Jane Swan.

      110. Anna Balch, b. ____ d. ____ unmarried.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 28 Jun 2021.
      Memorial ID 124169189
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124169189

      Rev Lewis Penn Witherspoon Balch
      Birth 1 Feb 1814
      Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
      Death 4 Jun 1875 (aged 61)
      Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
      Burial
      Trinity Churchyard Cemetery
      Holderness, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA

      According to LouieNH (# 48799204) he is buried at the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery and not the John Jay Cemetery as originally indicated (dated 6/6/2021). Photographs were also taken by LouieNH (# 48799204) and was given credit for it in the caption of each photograph.

      Published in the Detroit Free Press, Detroit, WaYNE, Michigan, Sat., June 5, 1875, p. 1:

      Lewis Penn Witherspoon Balch, D.D., who for the past six months has been rector of Grace Church in this city, died at his residence on Fort street yesterday afternoon. His funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from Grace Church.

      Published in the Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, Tues., June 8, 1875, p. 1:

      The funeral of the late Rev. Dr. Balch occurred at Grace Church on Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. W. Brown, of Christ Church; Dr. Pitkin of St. Paul's, and Rev. Geo. Worthington, of St. John's, conducted the services. The remains were taken to Plymouth, New Hampshire, for burial.

      Published in the Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, Tue., June 22, 1875, p. 1:

      DUST TO DUST - On Wednesday afternoon, June 9th, a funeral service was held over the remains of the Rev. Dr. Balch, in Trinity Church, Holderness. As in Grace Church, Detroit, the regular burial service had been read, a special service was used here, consisting of sentences read by the bishop.

      The body was carried by eight bearers and a long procession of friends and neighbors followed. The committal service was read by the bishop, the earth was thrown on the coffin by Mr. LeRoy. In a lovely nook in a corner of this ancient churchyard was laid our friend to rest, the pine trees over his grave singing a soft and soul-like dirge. And never was there a lovelier burial place than this sweet spot in the valley of the Pemigewasset River.

      Several years ago Dr. Balch bought the Livermore farm in the town of Holderness, across the river from Plymouth. Here he has spent his summers, occasionally preaching in Trinity Church, one of the oldest churches in the diocese, and which borders on his estate.

      1st mar. 4/10/1839.

      f/o Augusta Jay Balch (12/26/1840-?), Elizabeth Balch (4/20/1843-?), Lewis Balch (1846-?), Anna Balch (1847-?) & Lewis Balch 4/7/1847-?).

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 28 Jun 2021.
      Memorial ID 124169195
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124169195

      Anna "Nancy" Jay Balch
      Birth 17 Aug 1813
      New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
      Death 5 Jan 1848 (aged 34)
      New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
      Burial
      John Jay Cemetery
      Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA

      mar. 4/10/1839.

      m/o Augusta Jay Balch (12/26/1840-?), Elizabeth Balch (4/20/1843-?), Lewis Balch (1846-?), Anna Balch (1847-?) & Lewis Balch 4/7/1847-?).

      Researched by Ted Smith


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