Person:Christian Balsley (1)

Christian Balsley
m. 1750
  1. John Balsley1751 - ABT 1752
  2. Peter Balsley1752 - 1776
  3. Anna Maria Balsley1753 -
  4. Christian Balsley1756 - 1837
  5. Elizabeth Balsley1756 - 1838
  6. John Balsley1759 - 1814
  7. Jacob Balsley1763 - 1823
m. 19 AUG 1778
  1. Anna Catherine Balsley1781 - 1861
  2. Elizabeth Balsley1790 - 1844
  3. Jonathan Balsley1798 - ABT 1898
Facts and Events
Name Christian Balsley
Gender Male
Birth? 1 May 1756 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 19 AUG 1778 Cumberland County, Pennsylvaniato Elizabeth Koiner
Death? 22 June 1837 Augusta County, Virginia

Christian Balsley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Christian Balsley in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 286.--15th July, 1796. Michael (mark) Coiner's will--To wife, Margaret, house to be built by son Christian. Division among sons, except Frederick (lunatick). To sons, George, Conrad, George Michael, Gasper, John, Martin, Jacob, Christian, Philip; to daughters, Elizabeth Paisley (s/b Balsley), Mary Edebaugh, Cathrine Slagle. Executors, sons George and Kasper. Teste: Robt. Porterfield, Benj. Kennerley, John Conner. Proved, 20th June. 1797 (having been heretofore proved by witnesses) recorded, to which Christian Balsley appeals. At a District Court 7th September, 1797. affirmed excent to codicil, which is rejected. And now County Court, 19th September, 1797, Gasper Coiner qualifies. George refuses.
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 20, 1796. - (91-92) Michael Coiners' will proved, but not admitted to record on motion of Christian Balsley, who wishes to contest it.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1797. - (169) Michael Coiner's will admitted to probate, but Christian Balsley appeals to District Court.
  • Vol. 2 - Christian Balsley's Declaration, 25th September, 1832: Was born in Buks County, Penna., May 1st, 1756, and removed to Virginia in 1790; enlisted in 1776 in the Company of Captain Heaster, First Lieut. Gist, Ensign Brashes; served in the Pennsylvania Line; was living at Reading; his company, with several others, were paraded there near the first of June, 1776; marched thence to Newtown, where they joined Col. Holler's Regiment; Lieut. Col. Loots and Major Bott were also his officers; crossed the Delaware to Trenton; thence to Princeton; thence to Lispertown; thence to Amboy, where they remained a few weeks and marched to New York; thence to Long Island; there they were attacked on August 27th; the day before the battle he had been called out on picket duty, and on the morning of the battle the picket was nearly surrounded by the British Light Horse and compelled to retreat; they escaped through a piece of woodland and marsh, which the enemy's horse had to pass around; a few were taken prisoners, among them the declarant's brother; they passed over to New York, thence to King's Bridge, thence to White Plains; a battle took place there a few days after their arrival, but declarant was out on a scouting party; thence across the river to Jersey; thence to Trenton, where the alarm was given; the army crossed to Delaware to Pennsylvania, where he was discharged December 29th. In July, 1777, he was drafted in the seventh class; marched from Reading to White Marsh Hill, where he remained facing the enemy until discharged; served two and one-half months; was under the command of Col. Bull. In 1778, he was again drafted and marched from Reading to about fifty miles above East Town, on the Delaware River; was one of about 400 men sent to guard the frontier against the Indians; Capt. Miller commanded one of the companies.
  • Vol. 1 - 13th September, 1839, personally appeared Elizabeth Balsley, aged 79 years, made the following declaration, act of 7th July, 1836: That she is the widow of Christian Balsley, who was a private in the war of the Revolution, and who was placed upon the pension roll on the 4th of March, 1831, and which will appear by his pension certificate hereto annexed. She was married 9th August, 1778, in County of Cumberland, Pennsylvania. That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service. Christian died, 22d June, 1837, in Augusta County.

Information on Christian Balsley

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Husband's Name

Christian BALSLEY (AFN:4GJX-95)  Pedigree  

Born:  1 May 1756  Place:  Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania   
Died:  22 Jun 1837  Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
Buried:  Jun 1837  Place:  Old Methodist Ch, Lyndhurst Sta, Augusta Co, Va   
Married:  19 Aug 1778  Place:  , Cumberland, Pennsylvania   

Father:  Peter BALZEY (AFN:4GJW-MQ)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth GESSLER (AFN:4GJW-NW)   

Wife's Name

Elizabeth KEINADT (AFN:CP6G-MM)  Pedigree  

Born:  29 Apr 1760  Place:  New Holland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania   
Died:  10 Dec 1844  Place:  Augusta Co., Va   
Buried:  Dec 1844  Place:  Old Methodist Ch, Lyndhurst Sta, Augusta Co, Va   
Married:  19 Aug 1778  Place:  , Cumberland, Pennsylvania   

Father:  Michael KEINADT (AFN:B60P-MW)  Family  
Mother:  Margaret DILLER (AFN:B60P-N3)   


1.  Sex  Name    
 M Jesse BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-DK)  Pedigree  

   Born:  1802   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Died:  19 Jan 1870   Place:  Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   
   Buried:  Jan 1870   Place:  Church Yard, Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   

2.  Sex  Name    
 M Elijah BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-FQ)  Pedigree  

   Born:  1804   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Buried:    Place:  Sherando Meth Ch, Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   

3.  Sex  Name    
 M Christian BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-8V)  Pedigree  

   Born:  9 Jan 1786   Place:  Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvan
   Died:  Jul 1815   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Buried:  Jul 1815   Place:    

4.  Sex  Name    
 M George Adam BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-46)  Pedigree  

   Born:  31 Oct 1781   Place:  Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania   
   Died:  1840/1845   Place:  Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   

5.  Sex  Name    
 F Elizabeth BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-5C)  Pedigree  

   Born:  28 Mar 1790   Place:  Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania   
   Died:  1844   Place:  Probably, Franklin, Illinois   
   Buried:  1844   Place:  , Mcleansboro, Hamilton, Illinois   

6.  Sex  Name    
 F Rebecca BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-92)  Pedigree  

   Born:  6 Apr 1796   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Died:  16 Jun 1886   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Buried:  Jun 1886   Place:    

7.  Sex  Name    
 F Anna Catherine BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-31)  Pedigree  

   Born:  1 May 1781   Place:  Reamstown, Lancaster, Pennsylvan
   Died:  27 Feb 1861   Place:  Eel River, Smith Twp., Whitley, Indiana   
   Buried:  1861   Place:  Concordburground, Smith Twp, Whitley, Indiana   

8.  Sex  Name    
 M Johnathan BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-B7)  Pedigree  

   Born:  25 Jul 1798   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Died:  Abt 1898   Place:  Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   
   Buried:    Place:  Methodist Ch Cem, Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   

9.  Sex  Name    
 M Jacob BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-6J)  Pedigree  

   Born:  28 Aug 1792   Place:  Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvan
   Died:  28 Mar 1862   Place:  Sherando, Augusta, Virginia   
   Buried:  Mar 1862   Place:    

10.  Sex  Name    
 M Johannes BALSLEY (AFN:23RX-3S0)  Pedigree  

   Born:  29 Sep 1783   Place:  Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania   

11.  Sex  Name    
 M Samuel BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-CD)  Pedigree  

   Born:  28 Dec 1800   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia   
   Died:    Place:  Humpback Mt, Augusta, Virginia   

12.  Sex  Name    
 M John Michael BALSLEY (AFN:P0KQ-7P)  Pedigree  

   Born:  29 Dec 1783   Place:  Reading, Cumberland, Pennsylvan
   Died:  26 Oct 1844   Place:  , Augusta, Virginia