Descendants of William Hascall 1490-1542 of Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England

Eleventh Generation

(Continued)


11753. Isaac Freeman Balch 1 (Theodore Balch , Isaac Balch , Joshua Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 13 Feb 1836 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire.

Isaac married 1 Sarah Sanborn on 3 Sep 1867.

They had the following children:

  22896 F i Ella Maria Balch 1 was born 2 on 9 Mar 1869.
  22897 M ii Theodore Edwin Balch 1 was born 2 on 13 Sep 1870.

11754. Sarah Eliza Balch 1 (Theodore Balch , Isaac Balch , Joshua Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 18 Jun 1841 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire.

Sarah married 2 Joseph N. Flint 1 on 9 Sep 1868.

They had the following children:

  22898 F i Cara Hope Flint 1 was born 2 on 6 Mar 1875 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire.

11755. Hannah Sophronia Balch 1 (Theodore Balch , Isaac Balch , Joshua Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 25 Jun 1843 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire. She died 3 in 1929.

Hannah married 2 Moses A. Flint 1 on 17 Mar 1861. Moses was born 3 on 31 Jan 1837 in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire. He died 4 on 23 Jul 1918 in ..., Los Angeles, California.

They had the following children:

  22899 M i Edwin Atwood Flint 1 was born 2 on 3 Dec 1862 in Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He died 3 on 19 Feb 1946.
  22900 M ii Theodore Balch Flint 1 was born 2 on 28 Nov 1865 in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa.
  22901 F iii Sarah Elizabeth Flint 1 was born 2 on 27 Apr 1868 in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa.
  22902 M iv Levi Carroll Flint 1 was born 2 on 28 Dec 1871 in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa. He died 3 on 5 Mar 1876.
  22903 M v Moses Delos Flint 1 was born 2 on 30 Sep 1873 in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa. He died 3 on 20 Apr 1957.
  22904 F vi Emma Frances Flint 1 was born 2 on 27 Apr 1877 in Deep River, Poweshiek, Iowa.

11756. Frank Pierce Balch 1 (Theodore Balch , Isaac Balch , Joshua Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 14 Oct 1850 in Vershire, Orange, Vermont.

Frank married 2 Hannah Lytle 1 on 6 Mar 1880.

They had the following children:

  22905 F i Bernice Lillian Balch 1 was born 2 on 12 Jan 1882.
  22906 M ii Frankie Balch 1.

11757. Sarah E. Balch 1 (John Balch , Isaac Balch , Joshua Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 31 Jul 1836.

Sarah married 2 Milton Branch 1 on 20 May 1854.

They had the following children:

  22907 M i Walter N. Branch 1 was born 2 on 20 Dec 1856.
  22908 M ii Edward R. Branch 1 was born 2 on 28 Jun 1860.
  22909 M iii Leonard Branch 1 was born 2 on 25 Nov 1862. He died 3 on 8 Mar 1882.
  22910 M iv John B. Branch 1 was born 2 on 8 Aug 1864.
  22911 M v Frank M. Branch 1 was born 2 on 9 Jan 1870 in Waterville, Kennebce, Maine.
  22912 F vi Ethel M. Branch 1 was born 2 on 21 Dec 1879 in Waterville, Kennebce, Maine.

11761. John H. Balch 1 (John Balch , Isaac Balch , Joshua Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 16 Jul 1847 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

John married 2 Minerva A. Booth 1 on 28 Jun 1886.

They had the following children:

  22913 F i Gretchen Balch 1 was born 2 on 4 Jun 1888.
  22914 M ii John Balch 1 was born 2 on 16 Nov 1889.
  22915 M iii Clarkson Balch 1 was born 2 on 29 Mar 1892.

11762. Archibald Balch 1 (Arnold Balch , Israel Balch , Verien Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 30 Aug 1802 in Otsego, Otsego, New York. He died 3 on 11 Jul 1862 in ..., Tioga, Pennsylvania.

Archibald married Mary Sweet 1. Mary was born 2 on 30 Jul 1802. She died 3 on 11 Dec 1854 in Westfield, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

They had the following children:

  22916 M i Henry R. Balch 1 was born 2 on 23 Dec 1826.
  22917 M ii Alphonzo Burdett Balch 1 was born 2 on 13 Apr 1832.
  22918 F iii Helen Adelaid Balch 1 was born 2 on 7 May 1839.

11763. Arnold Balch 1 (Arnold Balch , Israel Balch , Verien Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 11 Oct 1805 in Cooperstown, Otsego, New York. He died 3 on 25 Feb 1881 in Pennsylvania.

Arnold married 2 Sarah Leonard 1 on 15 Jun 1826. Sarah was born 3 on 15 Feb 1801 in New York. She died 4 on 27 Aug 1831 in Jackson, Butler, Pennsylvania.

They had the following children:

  22919 M i Chester Balch 1 was born 2 on 24 Mar 1827 in Jackson, Butler, Pennsylvania. He died 3 on 3 Apr 1827 in Jackson, Butler, Pennsylvania.
  22920 F ii Catherine Balch 1 was born 2 on 4 Mar 1829 in Jackson, Butler, Pennsylvania. She died 3 on 27 Oct 1830 in Jackson, Butler, Pennsylvania.
  22921 M iii Milton Balch 1 was born 2 on 2 Jan 1831 in Jackson, Butler, Pennsylvania.

11792. Roxanna Minerva Balch 1 (Thomas Balch , Henry Balch , Verien Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 17 Apr 1828 in Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut.

Roxanna married 2 Rufus Fielder Conant 1 on 27 Feb 1848 in Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut. Rufus was born 3 on 27 May 1827 in Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  22922 F i Isadorus Marilla Conant 1 was born 2 on 21 Mar 1849 in Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut.
  22923 F ii Mary Ann Conant 1 was born 2 on 17 Aug 1850 in Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut.

11793. Milo Hamilton Balch 1 (Thomas Balch , Henry Balch , Verien Balch , Ruth Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 2 on 17 Jun 1835 in Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut. He died 3 on 23 Aug 1907.

Milo married Harriet M. Avery 1. Harriet was born 2 on 15 Dec 1835. She died 3 on 26 Jan 1919.

They had the following children:

  22924 M i Frank H. Balch 1 was born 2 on 4 May 1871. He died 3 on 12 Sep 1933.
  22925 M ii Fred Avery Balch 1 was born 2 on 23 Sep 1873. He died 3 on 13 Jan 1883.

11795. Ignatius Vespusian Haskell 1, 2 (Aaron Stickney Haskell , Ignatius Haskell , Abigail Bray , Eleanor Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 3, 4 on 22 Aug 1840 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. He died 5, 6 on 14 Aug 1870 in Frontera, Mexico. He was buried 7, 8 in [buried at sea] Mount Adams Cemetery, Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. Ignatius was born 9 on 21 Aug 1842 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. He died 10, 11 on 14 Aug 1870 in At sea on voyage to West Indies.

The following note from World Family Tree Vol. 85, tree 746:

Ignatius was a mariner and died and was buried at sea during a trip to the West Indies.
His memorial stone in Mt. Adams Cemetery has his place of death as Frontera, Mexico.

An informant stated he died in Aspinwall.

Ignatius married 6, 7 Sarah Elizabeth Haskell 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 daughter of George Washington Haskell and Susan Closson Bray on 5 Nov 1861 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. They were married on 5 Nov 1860 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. Sarah was born 8 on 5 May 1843 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She died 9 on 28 May 1899 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She was buried 10 in Old Settlers Cemetery, Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine.

They had the following children:

  22926 F i Martha Jane Haskell 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 21 Jun 1862 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She died 5 on 25 Oct 1924 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She was buried in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The following notes from World Family Tree Vol. 85, tree 746:

The following is a clipping from the newspaper about Martha.
"Funeral Service of Mrs. Martha Jane Holden.
The remains of Mrs. Martha Jane Holden, a former resident of Deer Isle, were brought to Mansfield, Mass., the place she so dearly loved. The final summons came as the result of accidental burns she received at her summer home on Saturday night, October 25. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, October 31, at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. Gove of the Congregational church of Mansfield officiating.
The choir sang 'Sometime We'll Understand,' 'Some Sweet Day' and 'In the Garden'.
There were many friends and relatives present and many beautiful floral pieces were received, among them from Elmer Lord & Co., Boston, Mrs. Sidney Treat of Malden, Dr. and Mrs. Walsh of Dorchester, the Evans family of Winthrop, Mrs. Ada Howard of Auburndale, and the Women's Guild of Arlington, Mass.
She leaves besides her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Roland L. Barber of Arlington, and Mrs Albert French of Boston, a son, Charles, of Australia, and six grandchildren. Interment took place in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marshfield. Her many friends, who loved her dearly, will mourn this sudden and sad ending."

I have contacted the town of Marshfield and had the following information back.
Martha Jane Holden is buried there in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. This is the largest cemetery in the town, and is located beside the Congregational Church.
The head stone reads "Mother" 1866-1924 (note the birthdate difference).
She is buried beside Rowlie L. Barber 1876-1924. This is Auntie Lou's husband.
        Martha married 4, 5 Clarence Holmes Wright Holden 1, 2, 3 son of George Washington Holden and Harriet Lunt Howard on 28 Jun 1885 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. Clarence was born 7 on 14 Aug 1865 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. He died 8 on 18 Jul 1947 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. He was buried 9, 10 in Mount Adams Cemetery, Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. Clarence was born 11 about 1865 in Maine.

The following notes from World Family Tree, Vol. 85, tree 746:

From "The Bangor Daily News", Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, Thursday, June 24, 1937.
"In the village of Deer Isle I chatted with a retired sea captain who in a long career at sea passed safely through the hazards of storm and shipwreck only to be shot down on land by a bandit while presiding as superintendent of Mariners House of the Seaman's Aid Society in Boston.

This man is Captain Clarence W. Holden, and the story of his escape from death after being critically wounded by a stickup man is one of the marvels of Boston's surgical cases.

At 10 p.m., June last, Captain Holden was in the act of opening the safe in his office at Mariners' House when two young masked bandits walked in with drawn automatics and ordered him to 'stick 'em up'. He did so and they backed him to a chair and made him sit down. Then one of the holdup men rifled the safe, taking a change box containing $18 and overlooked more than $1,000 in bills that reposed in a small compartment of the safe.

On the way out one of the bandits growled, 'Here's good night to you old timer' and with these words he shot the captain in the back. The bullet missed the spine by a scant half-inch, passed close to the left kidney, took an upward course, barely clearing the heart and left lung, split the fifth rib in its passage, left the torso, and passed through the left arm, dropping to the floor.

'It almost seemed', said the captain,'that the hand of fate directed the course of this bullet, so that it would not strike my vital organs. Both the surgeons and the police looked upon it as something akin a miracle and declared that a similar case had never come under their observation. The bandit who shot me must have been inspired by pure viciousness, for I made no outcry, realizing the utter uselessness of protest. It was a great satisfaction to me to know that they missed most of the money in the safe. I spent many years at sea and had many narrow escapes, but nothing like this adventure on land in the city of Boston.'

Because of temporary invalidism caused by his wound, the captain resigned his position as superintendent of Mariners' House and retired to Deer Isle, the region of his birth and his boyhood, where he purchased the house of the late Captain Leslie Gray. When I called on him he was busily engaged in supervising renovations in his new home and arranging some half models and other relics which he collected during his long career as a seafaring man. He showed me his most prized possession, a finely executed half-model of the schooner Ellen Little, designed for him by John J. Wardwell and built at the yard of Cobb and Butler, Rockland.

In reviewing the career of this retired sea captain I found many things of exceptional merit, and certainly a large measure of courage and resource on the high seas. Like most Maine sea captains, Captain Holden began at the lowest rung of the ladder in seamanship and worked his way to the top through unquestioned grit and ability. Many capable sailors have gone forth from Deer Isle and have chalked up a high mark in the world of skilled seamanship, but few have surpassed the shining record of this intrepid sailor. Outstanding in his fine record are the rescues of the crew of two steamships within a period of 16 months. These ships were burning at sea when the rescues were made. Captain Holden saved a total of 48 men from these two vessels. And yet there is nothing about this little captain to indicate that he is of the material of which heroes are made. He has an unassuming personality, his eyes are mild and kindly, and his voice carries no hint of boastfulness. Just now as he is arranging to make his retirement enjoyable, and plans to have a garden so that he may be assured of a little healthful exercise during the summer months.

Captain Holden was born August 14, 1865, in North Deer Isle, the son of George W. Holden, who taught school for twenty years on Little Deer Isle and later became an itinerant music teacher, conducting singing schools in many villages in this island empire of Penobscot Bay. The captain felt a yearning for the sea when a small boy, and at 15 signed articles on the brig. Allison, owned in Boston and commanded by Captain Charles Haskell. He received $10 per month as an ordinary seaman, and his first voyage was from Boston to Digby, Nova Scotia. For 36 years he was a shipmaster, commanding various schooners and square riggers. He voyaged to the West Indies and South America, and made several trips across to England during the World War.

The captain lost but one vessel, and that was in 1903 when he was skipper of the schooner Vietta.
'We were carrying a cargo of salt,' he said, 'when a bad gale struck us off the Virginia Capes. In a twinkling our sails were torn away by the velocity of the wind and we lost our steering gear. We began to leak badly, and after many exhausing hours at the pumps we abandonded her 300 miles off the Virginia Capes. Nine of us were drifting in our small boat, expecting every minute to be swamped by the rough seas, when we were picked up by the Italian tramp steamer, Mongello, and taken to Genoa, Italy. That was my only wreck and during my long career at sea I never lost a man or had a mutiny.'

'Tell me about the rescues you made at sea, captain.' I asked. 'There is nothing much to say about them,' he replied. 'I was mate of the Alice E. Clark of Portland and we were bound from New York to Wilmington, N.C. when one night off the Virginia Capes we saw a steamer all afire. We could hear the shouts of the 26 members of the crew, who had leaped from the burning ship into the water. I commanded the boat that rescued them. We landed the rescued at Vineyard Haven. Sixteen months later off New York we rescued the crew of the British ship Creedmore, which had caught fire at sea. This ship was loaded with gasoline, and the crew lost no time taking to the boats. We picked up the Creedmore's boat carrying 22 men, also landed them at Vineyard Haven.

'During the World War, I commanded the schooner Ellen Little and carried several cargoes of gasoline to the Canary Islands. This was not such a nice cargo when you figure that the ocean at the time was infested with German undersea boats. But we were lucky and never actually saw a submarine, though several times we heard their gunfire, and came across the wreckage of the vessel that had been sent to the bottom. I retired from the sea in 1926, and later was appointed superintendent of Mariners' House in Boston.'

For a period of about 10 years Mrs. Holden went to sea with her husband. They have three children. The Captain told me that his chief hobby was playing solitaire."

The following are newspaper cuttings from America:
Clarence W. Holden.
"Captain Clarence W. Holden passed away at the Blue Hill hospital Friday, July 18, 1947, after a long illness. He was born in Deer Isle August 14, 1865. Besides his widow, Rose M. Holden, he leaves a brother Howard Holden of Providence, R.I.; two daughters, Mrs. R.L. Barber of Arlington Mass., and Mrs. A.L. French of Boston, Mass.; a son Charles F. Holden of Australia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Order of the Masons in Deer Isle and the Order of the Eastern Star also in Deer Isle. Funeral services were held at the Church-on-the-Hill Monday, July 21, at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Mount Adams Cemetery."

Clarence W. Holden.
"Clarence Wright Holden well known sailing captain died at the Blue Hill Hospital Friday after a long illness. Captain Holden was devoted to sailing vessels and would never go on a steam ship. For some years after retiring from the sea he was head of the Boston Seaman's Institute until he was seriously injured by armed men who were attempting to hold up the Institute office. He was born at Deer Isle August 14, 1865, and became an authority on the waters of the Atlantic both of North and South America. He was a member of the Deer Isle Masonic Lodge, the OES and the Fireman's Association. Captain Holden is survived by his wife, Rose; two daughters, Mrs. R.L. Barber of Arlington and Mrs. A.P. French of Boston; one son, Charles of Australia and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday at 2 at the Deer Isle Congregational Church with the Rev. Milton McGorrill officiating. Burial was at Mt. Adams."

Dr. Ferguson's notes: Account began May 11 1888 - called by Clarence to see wife, mentions wife, child and daughter; ends August 26 1902.
  22927 F ii Mary G. Haskell 1 was born 2 on 26 Jun 1863 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She died 3 on 6 Mar 1928 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine.
        Mary married Benjamin D. Dow 1, 2, 3 son of Benjamin H. Dow and Elizabeth Haskell. Benjamin was born 4 about 1856 in Maine.
  22928 F iii Armenia Haskell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 23 Sep 1864 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She died 5, 6 on 25 Nov 1864 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She was buried 7 in Old Settlers Cemetery, Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine.
  22929 F iv Gertrude Haskell 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 9 Dec 1869 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine. She died 5, 6 on 26 Jan 1871 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine.

11796. Solomon Haskell 1, 2, 3, 4 (Aaron Stickney Haskell , Ignatius Haskell , Abigail Bray , Eleanor Dodge , Mary Haskell , William Haskell , William Haskell , William , William , William ) was born 5, 6 on 4 Aug 1842 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine.

The following notes from World Family Tree, Vol 85, pedigree 746:

Solomon Haskell followed the sea for a few years and then settled in East Boston where he married and had a family. He devoted most of his life to the wrecking business.

He was also employed as a rigger.

Solomon married 2 Honora Murray 1 daughter of Michael Murray and Joanna ... on 18 Nov 1862 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Honora was born 3 about 1842 in Ireland.

They had the following children:

  22930 F i Minnie Haskell 1, 2.
  22931 M ii Charles Ignatius Haskell 1 was born 2 on 8 Jun 1872 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
  22932 M iii Frederick Solomon Haskell 1 was born 2 on 28 Sep 1878 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

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