Home    Colonel Andrew Balfour    News & Notes    The Descendants     About this Site     Family Stories    Photos        

Post Office Papers     Documents & Other Stuff     GEDCOM     Search    Message Board     E-mail to Us      Links  

~

Generation III

 

Generation One        Generation Two        Generation Four        Generation Five        Generation Six

 

5.  JOHN BALFOUR10 TROY (ISABELLA "TIBBIE"9 BALFOUR, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born October 12, 1792 in Carter County, Tennessee?, and died March 26, 1864 in Randolph County, North Carolina.  He married NANCY LANE 1816.  She was born May 28, 1802, and died March 15, 1880.

Notes for JOHN BALFOUR TROY:

He was reportedly born in Carter County, Tennessee (this has not been proven).  His birth was prior to his father's disgrace in 1797, and his grandfather and other family members had already settled in North Carolina by 1787.  It is not clear where he grew up, as his father John Troy was not listed on any census in that time period.  A John Troy was first found paying taxes on fifty acres on Betty McGee Creek in Randolph County, in 1815.  In 1820, he was living in Liberty Township and owned 796 acres valued at $1413 and a store valued at $2000.  His father and mother were living with him at that time.

     In 1825 John B. Troy was appointed as the first postmaster in Liberty.  The post office address was at Troy's Store on the site of the present homestead.  He was postmaster until 1855.  He became a Justice of the Peace in 1826.  He represented Randolph County in the State House of Representatives in 1827-1828.  By 1830, he was operating a school, and in 1837 the school was being advertised as a boarding school.   An advertisement by John Balfour Troy for "a gentleman of competent qualification" to teach an English School, dated 1837, appears in "Schools and Academies of North Carolina."  In 1838, he was one of the original "incorporatees of Trinity College," now known as Duke University, and he remained a Trustee until 1861.  His son and grandson both attended Trinity.  In 1838, he incorporated The Randolph Company, and with five other investors raised #22,500.  A large wooden building was erected on Deep River at Franklinville for the purpose of making rough cotton cloth.  The building burned about a year later.  The investors increased the capital stock to $40,000 and built a larger brick building which stood until recently.  He was re-elected president of the company.

     He and his wife, Nancy, had fourteen children.  Many of these or their descendants became prominent in their respective fields.  Among these are grandson Matthew O. Troy, who became a vice-president of General Electric, and Dr. Wesley Long, who was one of the most famous doctors in NC, and for whom the Wesley Long Hospital is named.  The Troy -Bumpass House in Greensboro is named for one of his sons.  His son Thaddeus Lebbeus attended Trinity and became a Methodist minister and a teacher and promoted schooling.  John B. Troy established the land which, after he died, was known for many years as the Troy Estate.  He gave four acres from this estate to establish the present Bethany Church.  The family cemetery plot is located in the church cemetery, and he and his wife Nancy are buried there.  The Troy Estate land is still owned by the family.

          He was evidently a man of substance and ability.  In Wheeler's "History of North Carolina" (1851), referring to Montgomery County, "Its capital is Troy, which preserves the name of the late John Balfour Troy, Esquire, an eminent attorney of this county and solicitor of this judicial district."  A portrait of John Balfour Troy was in the possession of Daniel Watts Troy.  His descendants are much more numerous than those of Alexander Troy, and most of the Troys descended from Michael are from John Balfour Troy's children.

(sources:  "Randolph County Heritage Book #598" article written by Guy K. Troy, and "Notes on the Troy Family," by Daniel Watts Troy)

Alternate birthdate: October 30, 1791

Burial: Bethany United Methodist Church, Liberty, NC

 

Notes for NANCY LANE:

She was from Randolph County, NC; and she is said to have been the daughter of the High Sheriff of Randolph County.  It seems probable that she was the daughter of Isaac Lane and Mary Wood.  Isaac was Sheriff of Randolph County from 1800 to 1825, and he was a Colonel in the Militia.  He was also a surveyor and he laid out the town of Asheboro in 1840.  His father was John Lane, a lawyer.  Mary Wood's father was Zebedee Wood.  He was the representative for Randolph County from 1786-87 and 1788-89, and he served as state senator for Randolph County in 1791-93.  John Lane and Zebedee Wood were two of the officers of the court to give Andrew Jackson his examination for the bar.  Zebedee Wood had a son, Clement, who was born physically challenged, and he provided in his will that Mary was to care for him.  Clement died in 1825 and left two orphans: John Wood, who became the ward of Eli Coble, and Hetty Wood, the ward of John B. Troy.

Kara Spence has information that Nancy Lane's parents were Alfred Lane and Martha Pulliam.

Children of JOHN TROY and NANCY LANE are:

15.         i.     DOCTOR MATHEW M.11 TROY, b. October 12, 1817.

16.        ii.     ISABELLA BALFOUR TROY, b. April 26, 1819.

17.       iii.     WILLIAM EWING TROY, b. January 11, 1821.

18.       iv.     ALFRED LANE TROY, b. March 01, 1823, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. July 29, 1904, Randolph County, North Carolina.

19.        v.     MARY W. TROY, b. June 10, 1825.

            vi.     JOHN BALFOUR TROY II, b. June 18, 1827, Randolph County, North Carolina; m. WINNIE ANN BRANCH MCCOY, April 10, 1858.

20.      vii.     THADDEUS LEBBEUS TROY, b. September 27, 1829.

          viii.     JAMES A. TROY, b. June 25, 1831; d. April 04, 1850.

21.       ix.     WESLEY CLARKE TROY, b. July 30, 1833, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1910.

22.        x.     NANCY MARGARET TROY, b. September 21, 1835, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. January 09, 1904, Randolph County, North Carolina.

            xi.     ROBERT PRESTON TROY, b. July 13, 1838, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. July 01, 1899, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina; m. DUELLA ELIZABETH BUMPASS.

           xii.     THOMAS SETTLE TROY, b. March 03, 1840; d. May 06, 1864, Battle of the Wilderness, in Virginia.

          xiii.     ALBERT CLAY TROY, b. March 24, 1843; d. Abt. 1843.

          xiv.     RACHEL EMMA TROY, b. September 23, 1846.

 

RACHEL POTTS10 TROY (ISABELLA "TIBBIE"9 BALFOUR, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born March 03, 1795 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died August 02, 1881 in Sharon, Madison County, Mississippi.  She married LEWIS BEARD August 03, 1814.  He was born July 28, 1789 in Lexington, North Carolina, and died April 12, 1862 in Sharon, Mississippi.

Notes for RACHEL POTTS TROY:

Lewis and Rachel are said to have lived on the Balfour plantation until they moved to Mississippi about 1847.

"Rachel Troy Beard spent the last years with Louisa M. Beard.  She was laid to rest in the cemetery in Sharon, Mississippi, by the side of Louis Beard. Sister Margaret B. Troy of Flat Springs, N.C. 1812.

The arms of the Potts family of County Astrim.

Rachel Potts, daughter of Robert Potts of Paxtang, Lancaster County, PA who had emigrated from County Astrim, Ireland.  The will of Robert Potts refers to his daughter, Rachel, who married Michael Troy of Sunbury.

Alternate birthdate: March 05, 1795, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

 

Notes for LEWIS BEARD:

also spelled Louis.

"Last time we visited Sharon Cemetery about 1979, the tombstone was broken of Louis Beard.  Kathy Lowery has photos of the markers.

Died at 72 years, 8 months, 14 days

Louis Beard and family left NC in 1847 to come to Sharon, MS.  They came in wagons built in Louis Beard's shop.  Crissie Isabella was 16 at the time."

"of Salisbury, NC.  Daniel Watts Troy thought he (Lewis Beard) was probably a son of Lewis Beard, Representative of Salisbury in the North Carolina House of commons, 1791-2-3.  Perhaps he is related in some way.  The Beards were of German or Palatine origin, according to Daniel Watts Troy.  See Rumple's "History of Rowan County." 

1860 Census Canton, Madison Co., MS

Lewis Beard age 72, Shoemaker, Rachel P. age 66, Crisy I. age 29, Crisy L.(Z) age 63 (Louis's sister, in 1850 she was living with Alexander Z. & Louisa, her nephew & niece) Personal property $5700. All born in NC.

1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 Census of Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC

1830, 1840 Census Anson Co., NC

Alternate birthdate 26 Dec. 1790"  also, an alternate birth location was Lexington, North Carolina

Burial: Sharon Cemetery, Madison County, Mississippi

 

Children of RACHEL TROY and LEWIS BEARD are:

              i.     JOHN MICHAEL11 BEARD, b. August 27, 1815, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. November 20, 1815, Rowan County, North Carolina.

23.        ii.     HENRY TROY BEARD, b. September 06, 1817, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. September 27, 1897, Holmes County, Mississippi.

24.       iii.     ALEXANDER ZIVELLY BEARD, b. December 14, 1819, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. January 02, 1866, Sharon, Madison County, Mississippi.

25.       iv.     EDWARD JAMES BEARD, b. January 14, 1822, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. August 17, 1880, Louisiana.

26.        v.     WILLIAM EWING BEARD, b. June 13, 1824, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. February 04, 1867, Alton, Illinois.

27.       vi.     PLEASANT RUFUS BEARD, b. May 08, 1827, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1880, Vienna, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.

28.      vii.     MATTHEW MCPHEARSON BEARD, b. March 05, 1829, Anson County, North Carolina; d. January 01, 1912, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.

29.     viii.     CRISSY ISABELLA BEARD, b. June 27, 1831, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. September 27, 1911, Clifton Bailey's Near Lexington, Holmes County, MS. Buried Oregon Church.

30.       ix.     JOHNSON HARGRAVE BEARD, b. July 15, 1834, Anson County, North Carolina; d. January 22, 1902, Madisonville, Union County, Kentucky.

 

7.  MARY10 HUGHES (MARGARET ROBERTSON9 BALFOUR, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born 1797, and died 1852.  She married SAMUEL REEVES 1814.  He was born 1799, and died 1873.

Notes for SAMUEL REEVES:

Samuel Reeves was appointed Postmaster at Salisbury, North Carolina, on January 7, 1822.  Was he "our" Samuel Reeves?

"Found this will in Rowan, could this be your Samuel's father? He mentions underage children but does not name them.

SAMUEL REEVES 14 Feb 1801, prb 1801

Wife: Mary to have negro George

Sons: Thomas has already received his part; James to $50 legacy left by his grandfather James Watson.

Dau: Mary Alexander

Under age children - doesn't give names

Exrs: son Thomas and wife Mary

Rowan Marriages:

Samuel (Reeves) and Mary Hughes 8 Dec 1817, Silas Dunn bondsman

Samuel (Reeves)l and Catherine Coldiron 20 Aug 1817, Frederick Miller bondsman"

 

 Children of MARY HUGHES and SAMUEL REEVES are:

                   i.      SAMUEL11 REEVES, JR..

30.              ii.      SARAH REEVES, b. 1822; d. 1906.

 

8.  SAMUEL DAYTON10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born October 23, 1823, and died December 01, 1884 in Jonesboro, Craighead County,  Arkansas.  He married SARAH HILER March 07, 1844 in Adams County, Illinois.  She was born 1826 in Kentucky, and died in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas.

Notes for SAMUEL DAYTON BALFOUR:

Bessie Marie (Balfour) Crouch's information has Samuel born April 22, 1823 in North Carolina and that he died November 28, 1885.

"I (Beverley Estlinbaum) found this information in the 1860 Census:

State: Illinois      County: Adams       Township: North East       Page 921

Samuel D. Balfour age 37 born North Carolina (Farmer)

Sarah 36 Ky.

Henry 15 Ill. (student)

Elizabeth 11 Ill. (student)

Jake 9 Ill. (John, student)

Dow (not Don) 7 Ill. (student)

Nancy 4 Ill.

and Robert twins 4 Ill.

Ann 2 Ill.

And look who is living with her son:

Mary Balfour 73 North Carolina"

 

Marriage Notes for SAMUEL BALFOUR and SARAH HILER:

 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900

                 GROOM                               BRIDE                  CNTY         DATE    VOL/PAGE    LIC

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BALFOUR, SAMUEL D                    HILER, SARAH H                       ADAMS       03/07/1844    /            

 Groom:  Balfour, Samuel D    Bride:  Hiler, Sarah H    County:  Adams    Date:  3/7/1844

     

Children of SAMUEL BALFOUR and SARAH HILER are:

32.         i.     WILLIAM HENRY11 BALFOUR, b. 1844, North Carolina; d. 1886, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas.

             ii.     ELIZABETH BALFOUR.

            iii.     JAKE BALFOUR.

            iv.     DOW BALFOUR.

             v.     ROBERT BALFOUR.

            vi.     NANCY BALFOUR.

           vii.     ANNA BALFOUR, b. 1858; d. December 30, 1883, Powhatan, Lawrence County, Arkansas. 

 

9.  JESSE HENLEY10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born December 31, 1824 in Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina, and died July 03, 1908 in Adams County, Illinois.  He married (1) MARY ALICE JULIAN.  She was born 1835, and died June 08, 1855 in Adams County, Illinois.  He married (2) NANCY JANE PETTIJOHN April 07, 1861 in Adams County, Illinois.  She was born March 18, 1842 in Brown County, Illinois, and died August 03, 1915 in Wausaukee, Wisconsin.

Notes for MARY ALICE JULIAN:

Burial: Mt. Horab Cemetery

Marriage Notes for JESSE BALFOUR and MARY JULIEN:

 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900

                GROOM                               BRIDE                  CNTY         DATE    VOL/PAGE    LIC

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BALFOUR, JESSE H                     JULIEN, MARY ALICE                   ADAMS       02/09/1854    /

           

 Child of JESSE BALFOUR and MARY JULIAN is:

                   i.      ANDREW MEADE11 BALFOUR, b. December 26, 1854, Golden, Illinois; d. January 29, 1940, Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri

 

Marriage Notes for JESSE BALFOUR and NANCY PETTIJOHN:

Photo

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900

                 GROOM                               BRIDE                  CNTY         DATE    VOL/PAGE    LIC

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BALFOUR, JESSE H                     PETTIJOHN, NANCY JANE                ADAMS       04/07/1861    / 

          

Children of JESSE BALFOUR and NANCY PETTIJOHN are:

             ii.     WILLIAM ARTHUR11 BALFOUR, b. December 29, 1861, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. May 11, 1940, Ford, Ford County, Kansas.

            iii.     EDWIN ALEX BALFOUR, b. August 10, 1863, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. January 21, 1927, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois

35.       iv.     EMMA ALICE BALFOUR, b. April 29, 1865, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. July 12, 1941, Fredrick, Oklahoma.

             v.     MARY MARGARET BALFOUR, b. August 05, 1867, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. June 06, 1939, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois;

            vi.     DORA VIRGINIA BALFOUR, b. November 22, 1869, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. April 08, 1886, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois.

36.      vii.     ANTOINETTE BALFOUR, b. January 29, 1872, Elm Grove, Adams County, Illinois; d. October 18, 1949, Vici, Oklahoma.

          viii.     FRANCES PENELOPE BALFOUR, b. March 27, 1874, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. August 15, 1956, Quincy, Illinois

37.       ix.     HENLEY LEROY BALFOUR, b. January 05, 1876, Elm Grove, Illinois; d. August 11, 1940, Camargo, Dewey, Oklahoma.

             x.     NANCY ELLEN BALFOUR, b. April 27, 1878, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. February 24, 1966, Tacoma, Washington

            xi.     FLORENCE BALFOUR, b. November 14, 1880, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. December 24, 1880, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois.

           xii.   LETHA VIDLA BALFOUR, b. December 05, 1882, Elm Grove, Adams County, Illinois; d. July 03, 1949

38.     xiii.     JOHN TRUMAN BALFOUR, b. May 01, 1886, Mt Home, Arkansas; d. December 05, 1962, Edina, Missouri.

 

10.  ELIZABETH10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born May 30, 1812 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and died July 12, 1904 in Carron, Woods County,  Oklahoma.  She married COLONEL JAMES MURRAY ARTHUR DRAKE November 29, 1832.  He was born 1812, and died 1888.

Notes for ELIZABETH BALFOUR:

aka: Eliza Balfour?  I also have dates of 1872 and 1883 for her death.  See; a hastily written sheet of notes from Aleen Williams House and DAR papers of Mrs. Estelle Cowan Blalock - down from Andrew and Mary Henley  and Mrs Pearl DeGroot Collins.

Bessie Marie (Balfour) Crouch's information has Elizabeth's date of death as July 12, 1883 and the location as St. Louis, Missouri.

Burial: Aubury Cemetery

News item (July 19, 1883):  "Eliza Balfour Drake, wife of Col. JM Drake of La Prarie, died in St Louis on last Thursday at the home of her son, Dr. Drake.  She was born in North Carolina and about 80 years old."

More About COLONEL JAMES MURRAY ARTHUR DRAKE:

Burial: Mt Horeb Cemetery

 

Children of ELIZABETH BALFOUR and JAMES DRAKE are:

                   i.    F. P.11 DRAKE.

                  ii.    A. G. DRAKE.

                 iii.      EDWARD DRAKE.

                 iv.      LOUISA DRAKE, m. JONES.

34.             v.      MARY DRAKE, b. 1833; d. 1907.

35.             vi.      MARGARET EMMA DRAKE, b. February 12, 1845, Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina.

 

11.  KEZIAH10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born October 21, 1813 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and died July 15, 1904 in Yewed, Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma.  She married JABEZ WALKER March 07, 1834 in Ashboro, Randolph Co., North Carolina.  He was born June 11, 1814 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and died August 14, 1862 in Linn County, Kansas.

Notes for JABEZ WALKER:

Soon after Keziah and Jabez married they moved to Adams County, Illinois.  Later her mother Mary Henley and brothers and sisters settled in Illinois. They then moved to Schuyler County, Illinois. Jabez sold his land and bought farms in Davies County, Missouri and in Linn County, Kansas Territory.  He wanted his children to have farms of their own.

Cause of Death: Malaria

 

Children of KEZIAH BALFOUR and JABEZ WALKER are:

36.              i.      MARY ELVIRA11 WALKER, b. June 25, 1837; d. 1922.

                  ii.      NANCY ELIZABETH WALKER, b. December 10, 1839; d. January 26, 1840.

37.             iii.      SAMUEL BALFOUR WALKER, b. April 14, 1842; d. 1923.

38.             iv.      ELIZA JANE WALKER, b. December 17, 1843; d. May 24, 1919.

                  v.      LUZENA CAROLINE WALKER, b. March 29, 1844; d. March 1915.

39.             vi.      SARAH DELPHINA WALKER, b. March 27, 1850, Schuyler County, Illinois; d. October 14, 1900.

40.            vii.      ANDREW NIXON WALKER, b. September 25, 1851, Adams County, Illinois; d. July 04, 1926, Yewed, Oklahoma.

41.           viii.      MARGARET AMANDA WALKER, b. January 20, 1853, Schuyler County, Illinois; d. November 27, 1922, Cherokee, Oklahoma.

 

 

12.  ANDREW10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born January 23, 1816 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and died March 1884 in Powhatan, Lawrence County,  Arkansas.  He married ELIZA HOUGHTON NUNN.  She was born August 03, 1829 in Alabama, and died 1866 in Powhatan, Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Notes for DR. ANDREW BALFOUR V:

Balfour, Andrew AR LAWRENCE CO. BLACK RIVER TOWNSH 149 1860  -  from the AR 1860 census index, page 735

Balfour, Andrew AR LAWRENCE CO. BLACK RIVER TWP 244 1870 -  from the 1870 census page 870

Patentee: ANDREW BALFOUR  Land Office: BATESVILLE  Document: 3702    Date: 1850/10/01      Base Line: 05   TWP: 17.0 N Range: 1.0 W   Section: 31      Acres: 40.0000          

Patentee: ANDREW BALFOUR   Land Office: BATESVILLE  Document: 3733    Date: 1850/10/01      Base Line: 05   TWP: 17.0 N Range: 1.0 W   Section: 10      Acres: 0.0000

from the Lawrence County Historical Society

Spring 1983, Volume 6, Number 2

"Smithville Played Great Part In Early Development Of  The County

By W.E. McI.eod 1935

 In thinking of the towns in Lawrence County that played an important part in its development in an earlier day, we are reminded of Smithville, which came into existence during the days when Arkansas was a territory.  The history of Arkansas is silent as to date of the birth of Smithville, but from tradition of history it is certain to have been in existence in 1832.*  In writing something of the early history of this historic town, we can not well refrain from saying something of the great old County of Lawrence, of which Smithville was for a time the capital.  Lawrence County was organized on January 15,1815 at the home of a friend, Solomon Hewit, and the first court was held at his residence a few miles down Spring River from the town of Imboden.  Then  Davidson was made the county seat in 1815, and remained there until 1829 when it was removed to Old Jackson where it remained for only three years, when again it was removed, this time to  Smithville, remaining at this old historic island village until 1868 from which place it was moved to Clover Bend where it remained for less than a year.  In 1869 Powhatan was made the county seat, which distinction it holds to this day. It was erected in 1888.  John S. Fichlin originally owned the land where Powhatan now stands. (The court house was moved to Walnut Ridge in 1963). In the archives at this bastile are kept records of great value and interest.  * According to Freeman's History Of Lawrence County, Smithville became a town in 1837.

. . . . In the spring of 186l the first company of soldiers was organized at Smithville by Captain Z.P. ALEXANDER, who had been county clerk from 1858-60. Some of them enlisting under him were: Robert JONES, T.J. WARNER, Dr. Andrew BALFOUR, William G. SLOAN, W.G. MATHENEY, James H. HENDERSON, Dr. John R. WELLS, Wiley JONES, James C. HOLMS, James M. PHELPS, Mr. WANN, Charles A. STEWART, and John LINDSAY and others."

RANDOLPH COUNTY, ARKANSAS, FEDERAL LAND RECORDS

Surnames A - C

      This file was compiled from the Bureau of Land Management land records and includes Homestead and Cash Entry Patents before 1908 for what is now Randolph Co, AR.

This compilation was created by Joy Fisher, jfisher@ucla.edu and is part of the free service called ARGenWeb. The front door is located at http://www.rootsweb.com/~argenweb/index.html

BALFOUR          ANDREW                 10      17N      1W       0      1850/10/01                  CANCELLED PATENT

BALFOUR          ANDREW                 10      17N      1W      6.96    1850/10/01                  CANCELLED PATENT

"POWHATAN CEMETERY - Lawrence County, Arkansas   Location: 1/2 mile west of Powhatan on highway 117. Many graves are marked with rock or shells. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in northeast Arkansas."

"Document number:  3733     Description number:  2     Number of acres:  6.9600     Accession number:  AR0540__.026     Patentee Surname:  Balfour     Patentee given name:  Andrew     State name:  Arkansas     Volume:  540     Page number:  26     Land office:  Batesville     Aliquot part reference:  SESW     Section number:  10      Township:  17 North     Range:  1 West     Meridian or special survey area:  Fifth Principal Meridian     Title transfer authority:  Sale-Cash Entries     Combined signature date:  Oct. 1, 1850     Multiple patentees:  N     Multiple warrantees:  N     Comments:  CANCELLED PATENT     Signature:  Y     Canceled document:  Y     Subsurface rights reserved:  N     Metes and bounds:  N     Fractional section:  Y"

"Document number:  3702     Description number:  1     Number of acres:  40.0000     Accession number:  AR0530__.493     Patentee Surname:  Balfour     Patentee given name:  Andrew     State name:  Arkansas     Volume:  530     Page number:  493     Land office:  Batesville     Aliquot part reference:  NWNE     Section number:  31      Township:  17 North     Range:  1 West     Meridian or special survey area:  Fifth Principal Meridian     Title transfer authority:  Sale-Cash Entries     Combined signature date:  Oct. 1, 1850     Multiple patentees:  N     Multiple warrantees:  N      Signature:  Y     Canceled document:  N     Subsurface rights reserved:  N     Metes and bounds:  N     Fractional section:  N

Burial: Powhatan Cemetery

 

Child of ANDREW BALFOUR and ELIZA (NUNN) is:

47.         i.     MOLLIE HENLEY11 BALFOUR, b. July 07, 1865, Lawrence County, Arkansas; d. October 24, 1937, Black River, Lawrence County, Arkansas.

 

13.  MARGARET10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born April 09, 1819 in Asheboro, Randolph County, North Carolina, and died July 07, 1871 in Adams County, Illinois.  She married WILLIAM H BURKE May 16, 1839 in Virginia.  He was born October 18, 1813 in Elk Garden, Russel Co, Virginia, and died March 11, 1889 in Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for MARGARET BALFOUR:

Margaret was listed on the 1860 Adams County, Illinois, census as age 39.  This would make her birth year 1831.

Notes for WILLIAM H BURKE:

children as:  Cyrus H. Burk, Andrew B. Burk (administrators of the will), Sarah Burk Pickens and Eliza Amanda Burk Summers. 

On the 1860 Adams County Illinois census William was 45 and Margaret was 39.  Others listed were: Amanda, age 19, student - Sarah, age 14, student - Andrew, age 12, student - Cyrus, 10, student  and Emily, age 6, student.  Also, a Mead Balfour, age 5, and Brune Mines, age 21, Laborer. 

William's father went to Illinois around 1830.

 

Children of MARGARET BALFOUR and WILLIAM BURKE are:

                   i.      INFANT DAUTHER11 BURKE, b. April 23, 1840; d. April 23, 1840.

                  ii.      ELIZA AMANDA BURKE, b. May 01, 1841, Elm Grove, Adams County, Illinois; d. March 25, 1928, Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas

                 iii.      PATRICK HENRY BURKE, b. April 23, 1843, Adams County, Illinois; d. April 15, 1844, Adams County, Illinois.

                 iv.      INFANT DAUTHER BURKE, b. February 17, 1844; d. February 17, 1844.

42.             v.      SARAH BALFOUR BURKE, b. July 23, 1846, Adams County, Illinois; d. December 22, 1909, Adams County, Illinois.

                 vi.      ANDREW BALFOUR BILLIE BURKE, b. July 16, 1848, Elm Grove, Adams County, Illinois; d. July 02, 1932, Leavenworth, Kansas

                vii.      CYRUS H. BURKE, b. June 11, 1850, Adams County, Illinois

               viii.      MARY EMMA BURKE, b. March 03, 1854, Adams County, Illinois; d. October 12, 1861, Adams County, Illinois.

 

14.  NIXON10 BALFOUR (ANDREW9, ANDREW8, ANDREW7, JOHN ANDREW6, GEORGE JOHN5, HERSCHEL ANDREW4, BALFOUR3, ANDREW OF STRATHER AND MUQHANNY2, POSS SIR MICHAEL1) was born April 03, 1826 in Randolph County, North Carolina, and died September 10, 1897 in Adams County, Illinois.  He married KEZIAH LAMAR ROBBINS December 07, 1848 in Adams County, Illinois, daughter of JAMES ROBBINS and ELIZABETH JOHNSON.  She was born December 26, 1826, and died January 06, 1907 in Adams County, Illinois.

Notes for NIXON BALFOUR:

Bessie Marie (Balfour) Crouch's info has Nixon's death as September 24, 1897 in Hancock County, Illinois.

Nixon is listed in the 1860 Federal Census Index in North East township, Adams County, Illinois  page 917   ID# 3739568:  Nixon, age 39, Farmer - Keziah, age 33, James, age10, student - Andrew, age 9, student - Theodore, age 5 - Mary, age 3 - Cornelius D, age 1

(I wonder how the funny changes in the ages happened between the !860 and 1870 censuses - swr)

The 1870 Illinois Census, Augusta Township:  Nixon Balfour, age 44, Farmer - Keziah, age 43, Keeping House - James, age 20 - Andrew, age 19 - Theadore, age 15 - Mary E, age 13 - Cornelius, age 11 - Anna, age 8 - Minnie, age 4 - Jennie, age 11/12

 Two newspaper items:  September 23, 1897 - 'Neighbors' - Nixon Balfour died at Augusta Friday, September 16, 1897 - 'All over the county' - Nixon Balfour, a long time resident of this locality, died at his home in Augusta last Friday afternoon and was buried by Knights Templar of Augusta Commandery; of which he was member.  After services at ME church of Augusta by Rev Dillon."    

 was his name also Andrew Nixon Balfour?

Burial: Mt. Horab Cemetery

Notes for KEZIAH LAMAR ROBBINS:

"two other children of Keziah and Nixon Balfour died in infancy and are not listed." ?

an interesting spelling:  Kejiah

Notes for KEZIAH LAMAR ROBBINS:

Burial: Mt. Horab Cemetery

 

Marriage Notes for NIXON BALFOUR and KEZIAH ROBBINS:

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900

                 GROOM                               BRIDE                  CNTY         DATE    VOL/PAGE    LIC

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BALFOUR, NIXON                       ROBBINS, KEZIAH                      ADAMS       12/07/1848    /            

 

Children of NIXON BALFOUR and KEZIAH ROBBINS are:

49.         i.     JAMES OSCAR11 BALFOUR, b. May 02, 1849, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; d. February 14, 1922, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

50.        ii.     DEPUTY SHERIFF ANDREW WINFIELD BALFOUR, b. May 12, 1851, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; d. July 04, 1892, Pryor's Grove, Edwards County, Kansas.

            iii.     JULIUS A. BALFOUR, b. October 14, 1852, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; d. October 30, 1853, Adams County, Illinois.

            iv.     THEADORE SMITH BALFOUR, b. October 05, 1854, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; d. December 24, 1935, Adams County, Illinois;

             v.     MARY ELIZABETH BALFOUR, b. November 18, 1856, LaPrairie, Adams County, Illinois; d. December 1938, Adams County, Illinois;

51.       vi.     NELLIE D. BALFOUR, b. October 10, 1858, La Prarie, Adams County, Illinois; d. 1937, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

           vii.     CORNELIUS BALFOUR, b. Abt. 1859.

          viii.     LUEMMA J. BALFOUR, b. September 18, 1860, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; d. October 07, 1860, Adams County, Illinois.

52.       ix.     ANN ELIZA BALFOUR, b. September 13, 1861, Adams County, Illinois; d. January 06, 1919, Berkeley, California.

             x.     ARCHIE A. BALFOUR, b. August 30, 1863, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois; d. August 15, 1864, Adams County, Illinois.

            xi.     MINNIE THERESA BALFOUR, b. November 11, 1865; d. June 22, 1937, Chicago, Illinois

           xii.     CHARLES E. BALFOUR, b. Abt. 1868; d. 1868, buried in Mt Horab Cemetery, Adams County, Illinois.

53.     xiii.     JENNIE E. BALFOUR, b. 1869, Adams County, Illinois; d. Chicago, Illinois.

 

Back to the Top

Generation One       Generation Two        Generation Four        Generation Five        Generation Six

~

Home    Colonel Andrew Balfour     News & Notes    The Descendants    About this Site     Family Stories    Photos        

Post Office Papers     Documents & Other Stuff     GEDCOM     Search     Message Board     E-mail to Us      Links