HERE LYES BURIED
the BODY OF
ONLY SON OF
DEAC. BENI. BALCH
& MARCY HIS WIFE
THIS LIFE AUG. 4th
1736 IN Ye 11th YEAR
OF HIS AGE.
This little boy, Benjamin Balch, was the youngest child and only son of the six children born to Benjamin Balch and his wife Mercy Leach. Of their six children, only three daughters- Mercy, Martha and Deborah, lived to marry and have their own children. Little Benjamin was born 22 September 1725 in Beverly, and died 4 August 1736 in Beverly. His father, Benjamin Balch, was the son of Samuel Balch (1651 - 1723), my 7th great grand uncle, and his wife Martha Newmarch (1653 - 1720). I descend from Samuel's sister, Mary (1667 - 1737) who married Nathaniel Stone.
See the Descendants of John Balch, by Robin Balch Hodgkins, Beverly Historical Society, 2014, page 14 for more about Benjamin Balch and Mercy Leach. I am a descendant of both the BALCH and the LEACH families.
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Tombstone Tuesday ~ Little 11 Year Old Benjamin Balch, died 1736 in Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 26, 2016 ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/01/this-tombstone-was-photographed-at.html: accessed [access date]).