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Benjamin Balch came from Boston. He married Nazareth, the daughter of Judge John Cushing, and resided in Scituate several years, near the north Meeting-house, fifty rods south. His daughter Deborah born 1727, his son Hart 1731. He removed to Boston, where he had other children born, one of whom was Nathaniel, of facetious memory. This family probably descended from John Balch, an early settler in Salem.
Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831. pp. 215