John Rogers Balch - Providence & Worcester Railroad

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John Rogers Balch (Aug. 27, 1808 - Oct. 25, 1886) was born in Providence, Rhode Island to John Rogers and Saphira (Packard) Balch [2]. John would attend public and private schools in Providence until he was fourteen. At fourteen John began working with Cook & Brown, Cotton merchants, and would remain there for 23 years until its dissolution [2].

In 1845 John would move on to work with the Providence and Worcester Railroad (P&W). On May 17, 1847 John would become the assistant treasurer to the P&W and later be elevated to the treasurer position. It was during his time with the P&W that John signed the stock certificate that is shown with this article.

Politics:

John is said to have belonged initially to the Whig party and eventually the newly formed Republican party….(this page remains under construction)


Genealogy of John:

Father: John Rogers Balch
Mother: Saphira Packard

Wife: Elizabeth C. Lawton
Married: Unknown

Children:

1. Ellen Elizabeth
2. Collins Lawton
3. John Lawton

Geni Profile & Tree:

Geni: John Rogers Balch


Primary Sources/Links:

Ebay: 1874 Providence & Worcester Railroad Stock RN-T4 (Image Source) [1]

Genealogy of the Balch Families in America - By: Galusha B. Balch [2]

The Official railway guide: North American freight service edition By American Association of Passenger Traffic Officers, National Railway Publication Co., Philadelphia [3]

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