Thanks to "The Balch Family in America," by Galusha BALCH, 1897, we now know that Rev. Dr. Hezekiah BALCH, DD, and Hannah LEWIS were the parents of John Tennant BALCH.
John Tennant BALCH and Allie BADGER were the parents of Andrew Jackson BALCH.
Andrew Jackson BALCH and Amanda J. VOYLES were the parents of Samuel M. BALCH.
Andrew and Amanda BALCH's household was located in the 1870 census of Marion Co., IL:
Name Age Occupation Birthplace Andrew J. Balch 48 Farmer TN Amanda J. 36 Keepshouse IL Ann E. 7 IL Samuel M. 6 IL
Amanda J. VOYLES and Andrew Jackson BALCH married 26 Jan 1860 (Source: Madison County Illinois Marriage Records Index: 1851-1865, Vol. 2, by Jane Shelley and Elsie M. Wasser).
1930 census, Dallas county, Texas ED 57-103, Supv Dist 10, Sheet 11B BALCH, Floyd R. Head Machinist, flooring M W 32 M OK IL AR BALCH, Annie wife clerk, office F W 26 M LA LA? MS BALCH, Catherine mother F W 58 WD AR AL MS BALCH, Calvin brother checker, flooring M W 24 S TX IL AR Conetser ?, Edith boarder F W 25 S LA LA LA
The 1920 census of Montgomery Co., TX (vol. 126, e.d. 115, sheet 5, line 5) lists the household of the adult Samuel M. BALCH:
Birth Father's Mother's Name Race Age place Birthplace Birthplace Samuel M. Balch W 56 IL TN IL Ella K. W 48 AR AL MS Floyd R W 23 OK IL AR Ethel U W 20 TX IL AR Mamie Pearl W 18 TX IL AR Archie Jewel W 16 TX IL AR Calvin J W 14 TX IL AR
Floyd R., C.J. and A.J. BALCH lived in Houston, TX at a later age (when they were adults); Mamie SKAINS lived in Trinity, TX, and Ethel CHANEY, in Iola, TX (as adults). One of the brothers (Calvin) and one of the sisters (Mamie?) had a twin who died at a very early age. Floyd was born in Indian Territory in 1896. He served during World War I in the 76th Balloon Company and died in Houston, Texas, on 7 December 1955.
1910 Trinity county, Texas Vol. 138, ED 115, Sheet 192 Name Age Occupation Birth Fatherís Motherís birthplace birthplace BALCH, Samuel M. W 45 laborer/ IL TN IL lumberyard Katie W 38 AR Floyd R. S 13 OK IL AR Ethel U. D 11 TX IL AR Mamie P. D 9 TX IL AR Archie J. S 7 TX IL AR Calvin S 4 TX IL AR
Samuel worked in saw mills where he kept track of personnel records, specifically hours worked. He last worked in a saw mill around the Beaumont, TX, area.
1900 San Jacinto county, Texas, Pct. 5 Vol. 95, ED 83, Sheet 7, Line 21 Name Age Date of Birth Birthplace BALCH, Samuel White 38 May 1862 IL Ella wife 29 April 1871 AR Floyd son 3 Sept. 1896 Indian Terr. Ethel daughter 1 March 1899 TX