Descendants of George Nelson Baulch



Generation No. 1


1.  GEORGE NELSON1 BAULCH  (WILLIAM NICHOLASA, JOHN R.B BALCH, ?C) was born June 19, 1870 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, and died December 04, 1949 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN.  He married CLARA THOMAS STONE December 28, 1898 in Sumner Co., TN, daughter of NICHOLAS STONE and MARY HANNA.  She was born June 02, 1875 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, and died April 01, 1959 in Park City, Barren Co., KY.



Landholder and farmer. The Baulch homestead was located on Portland Road, Gallatin, Tennessee.





Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, TN

Religion: Methodist



Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, TN

Religion: Methodist


Children of GEORGE BAULCH and CLARA STONE are:

                   i.    NELSON HOWARD2 BAULCH, b. January 27, 1902, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; d. October 24, 1986, Hermitage, TN; m. PERYLE REYNOLDS, December 22, 1929; b. September 18, 1901; d. October 07, 1993, Hermitage, TN.



Raised and schooled in Tennessee. Instructor and educator in public and private schools. Schoolmaster at the "Baulch Junior School for Boys" in Park City, Kentucky. Teacher at Gallatin High School, Gallatin, Tennessee. Lived most of his life on the Baulch homestead on Portland Road, Gallatin, Tennessee. An active member in civic affairs. An active member of the Methodist Church, and later the United Methodist Church. Visited the Holy Land with his wife Peryle during the latter years of their life together; they always looked fondly upon that trip as an inspirational moment in their spiritual lives. Retired and lived his remaining days at McKindree Manor, Hermitage, Tennessee.


At, Nelson is listed in the 1925 Senior Class at the University of Tennessee.



Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, TN

Religion: Methodist



A woman of varied abilities and skills. A successful teacher and girls' athletic coach. An ardent aide of her husband in his work with young people. Much of the ancestral information of the Stone Family came from The Holy Bible of Clara Thomas Stone Baulch. This Bible was in the possession of Nelson and Peryle Baulch until shortly before her death when it was given to Howard Stone Baulch in 1992. Peryle lived the last years of her life in McKindree Manor, Hermitage, Tennessee. At her wake, many Gallatin school teachers and former students spoke about her vibrant way with her basketball players and looked fondly upon her leadership, especially when they participated in  state basketball tournaments.



Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, TN

Religion: Methodist


                  ii.    ERNEST FRANKLIN BAULCH, b. November 23, 1905, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; d. August 13, 1976, Park City, Barren Co., KY; m. NELLE LOU VENABLE, September 21, 1929, Portland, Sumner Co., TN; b. December 02, 1909, near Westmoreland, Sumner Co., TN; d. September 30, 2004, T. J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, Barren Co., KY.



Raised and schooled in Tennessee. Attended Vanderbilt Divinity and Graduate School, Nashville, Tennessee. An educator at public as well as private schools. Schoolmaster at "Baulch Junior School for Boys" in Park City, Kentucky. Was first a Methodist minister in Petersburg, Tennessee at the Methodist Episcopal Church South. While teaching at Morgan Preparatory School, Petersburg, Tennessee and preaching at a rural church, he was asked to "fill in" at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church that was without a minister. After several months of doing this, the Presbytery said he could not preach regularly there as a Methodist. [See below.] He then was accepted and ordained as a Presbyterian minister. Instructor at Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tennessee. Superintendent of Caverna Independent School District, Kentucky. Director of Summer Head Start Program. Chairman of Inservice Committee. Sgt. of Arms of the Cave City Civitan Club, Kentucky. City Judge, Park City, Kentucky.


In a letter postmarked September 9, 1989 from James H. Baulch (age 74) to Howard S. Baulch:

"... an 'abbreviated' statement as to the answer Ernest [F. Baulch] gave the Presbytery pertaining to their question of his belief in predestination.


When Ernest went before the Presbyterian council in regard to being accepted as a Presbyterian minister since he, as a Methodist minister, was preaching regularly in a Presbyterian church that did not have a minister, the matter of his belief in predestination came up.


His statement to them was that in regard to that question, he would give them two answers and they could then make their decision. He told them that he would give them first the answer that they probably desired which was the one contained in the Presbyterian doctrine and that his second answer would be his own personal belief whereby he did not believe in strict predestination as he did not believe that it was pre-destined as to whether or not he would be accepted by the Presbytery but that he believed that God had a plan for the world and that ultimately God's plan would succeed. He said that he might have received the call to be the minister of that church but that he could refuse the call (someone else would have to accept the call). If he was called to be a Presbyterian minister that his refusal to accept the call at that time did not mean that God would not make the call to him again.


Ernest never had, or never gave me, a copy of his written answer nor was it ever written out in any of his sermons that I had. He used it at times in sermons I heard and also in some meetings I attended during which he elaborated more, however, the main belief is that God's will in an overall viewpoint will be accomplished - God may have a job for Jim Baulch to do but Jim Baulch may not do it; so God will find someone else to hear his call.


I know that I got a lot of my beliefs from my brother as I lived with his [family] for a while, worked in a boarding school with him, and owned and operated a boy's boarding school with him and it is hard for me to explain my own belief on predestination. I know that God's plan for the world will succeed, but I am not that sure that God's plan for Jim Baulch has succeeded. I just pray that one of his alternate plans will succeed. There is no way that I can believe in strict predestination when I look at the happenings in the world in this century or in any of the past nor can I explain Christ's statement that he lost only the one that was so predestined."


At, Ernest is listed in the 1926 Junior Class of the University of Tennessee.



Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Park City, Barren Co., KY

Social Security Number: Social Security #: 413-16-7474



Librarian at Caverna High School, Caverna, Kentucky. President of Park City Women's Club, Kentucky. Member of WSCS. After Ernest's death, she and George moved from Park City to Glasgow, Kentucky.


Glasgow, Kentucky Courier-Journal, October 3, 2004: Nelle Venable Baulch, age 94 of Glasgow, formerly of Park City, died Thursday, September 30th at T. J. Samson Community Hospital. She was a retired librarian at Caverna High School and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sons, Frank Baulch of Annapolis, Maryland, and George Baulch of Glasgow. Funeral services for Nelle Venable Baulch will be held at 1pm Monday, October 4th, at Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel. Visitation will be held after 11am Monday, October 4th, at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Nelle's funeral service was held at the Patton Funeral Home, Park City, Kentucky, with the Rev. Jamie Morehead presiding. Pallbearers were Howard Stone Baulch, Jonathan Howard Baulch, Nicholas Stone Baulch, Floyd Raymond Duvall, Sr., Brittany Lee Duvall Whittaker, and Burton Miracle.




Burial: October 04, 2004, Evergreen Cemetery, Park City, Barren Co., KY



Marriage Certificate Copy from the State of Tennessee, Sumner County "certifies that Ernest F. Baulch, Age 23, and Nellie Lou Venable, Age 19, were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony by Rev. E. L. Knowles on the 21 day of September in the year of our Lord 1929 as appears of record in my office in Marriage Record, Book 17, page 43. This 3rd day of September, 1986, James A. England [?], Clerk of the County Court".


                 iii.    JAMES HOMER BAULCH, b. December 18, 1915, Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN; d. November 24, 1992, Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, LA; m. MADIE GIBSON, April 13, 1940; b. May 14, 1919, Bond, Stone Co., MS.



The middle name of Homer came from the man who delivered James into this world, Dr. Homer Reese. Raised and schooled in Tennessee, he spent his grammar school years at the Salem School building where he laughingly claimed he "was the smartest one in the eighth grade ... and the only one!" He attended Spartanburg Textile & Industrial Institute (l.k.a. Spartanburg Junior College), University of Tennessee, and Bowling Green College of Commerce. After graduating from college, he became an instructor and business manager at Harrison-Stone-Jackson Agricultural High School and Junior College (l.k.a. Perkinston Junior College), where he met a student, Madie Gibson, who became his wife. He and Madie moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he was a bookkeeper and instructor for Carolina Business College. He later joined his brother, Ernest, as schoolmaster at "Baulch Junior School for Boys" in Park City, Kentucky until 1949. From there they moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky where he was Business Manager for Hopkinsville Lincoln-Mercury and bookkeeper for Hopkinsville Auto Parts until 1958. He was then recruited by Oak Motors of Nashville, Tennessee to be Assistant Business Manager. In 1959 he was recruited by Jim Burke Buick of Birmingham, Alabama to be Business Manager. In 1964 he followed his doctor's advice to find a less stressful job and moved to Slidell, Louisiana to be Business Manager and part owner of John Brown Olds (later Tom Brown Olds-Buick, Del Williams Motors, and Bill Ward Motors), Slidell, Louisiana until his retirement in 1986 (excepting for a brief return to Birmingham, Alabama to help out Jim Burke Buick in 1971).


James Baulch was received into membership of the Salem Methodist Church, north of Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee in October 1929 by his brother, Rev. Ernest F. Baulch. He remained an active member of the United Methodist Church his entire life, holding numerous positions on its boards and committees and taught an Adult Sunday School Class for over 30 years. He was an ardent believer in maintaining a healthy body, engaging in a variety of exercise programs, particularly those centered around running. He won numerous awards for finishing top in his age group for 10K and 5K runs through age 76. Having been raised on a farm, the "farmer blood" never left him. He maintained a vegetable garden wherever he lived and helped his children establish ones for them.


Largely due to his active life style, he looked and acted younger than his years. He was admired and respected by his friends and family for his physical, mental, and spiritual strength. He was the epitome of reliability: if he promised he would do something, he did it as committed and did it well. While quite introverted, he was a friend to anyone who needed him, often selflessly sacrificing himself in support of others. Friends and family knew they could count on him.


He and his wife, Madie, lived a beautiful fifty-two years together. They were always committed to each other, to their family, to their church, and to their friends. They were both victims of a tragic car accident (being hit broadside by a one-ton truck who ran through an inoperative red light) in May 1992 and were hospitalized for over a month. With two brain hemorrhages and numerous broken bones, recovery was slow and physical therapy was difficult. Six months later, a massive stroke put him in a deep, irreversible coma. With no hope of a functional life, his family followed his often repeated request if such an occasion arose. He was taken home and removed from life support systems. He died on November 24, 1992, two days before Thanksgiving. It was as he would have liked it: he was at home in his own bed, kept warm by the quilt made by his mother that had been a wedding gift to Madie and him, and surrounded by his family. Madie, all three children, and all their spouses were there, singing hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal. It was during his son Howard's singing of "How Great Thou Art" that he breathed his last breath here on earth. His son-in-law, Floyd Duvall, fittingly read the Twenty-Third Psalm as he joined the angels in heaven.


Originally, Jim was placed in a mausoleum in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell, Louisiana. After Madie moved to Franklin, Tennessee in September 1997, he was moved to his final burial place in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, near his parents and his brother, Nelson Howard Baulch.



Burial: 1997, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, TN

HS Education: Raised and schooled in Gallatin, TN

Religion: Methodist



Madie was given the name Maybell at birth, but her sister, Mittie Ruth, could never pronounce it right and called her Madie. Eventually she legally changed her name to Madie and dropped any reference to Maybell. She was raised in Bond, Mississippi and attended Harrison-Stone-Jackson Agricultural High School and Junior College (later known as Perkinston Junior College).


The following is her wedding announcement contained in a local newspaper:

"Mr. Abner Gibson announces the marriage of his daughter Miss Madie Gibson to Mr. James H. Baulch, son of Mr. G. N. Baulch of Gallatin, Tenn. The groom is a graduate of Bowling Green Commercial Law School of Bowling Green, Kentucky and has been bookkeeping instructor and business manager at Perkinston Junior Colege (sic) for two years when he resigned to take a position in Tennessee. The bride is a graduate of Perkinston High School. The young couple left as soon as his work was completed at the Junior College. They will be at his home in Gallatin, Tenn."


Madie was an accomplished seamstress, making clothes for her children and thirteen grandchildren. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church, having held numerous positions on church boards and committees. One of her greatest gifts is her contributions to the Altar Guild and, more directly, the talent she has with the flower arrangements for the church services. When Jim entered semi-retirement, they enjoyed travels to West Germany, Austria, England, Canada, and Brazil. Life was difficult for Madie after Jim died in November 1992. In September 1997 she moved from Slidell, Louisiana to Morningside Assisted Living in Franklin, Tennessee.



Religion: Aft. 1940, Methodist


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