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BALLARD HISTORY

 
 

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Nathan BALLARD was born between 1794 and 1796 in NC. He was living 1814 in Grainger CO.,TN. then Bedford CO.,TN.
before going to Jefferson Co., IL by 1830. Nathan died between 1860 and 1870.

Nathan married Jane (Unknown).
Jane was born between 1788 and 1790 in NC. She died between 1860 and 1870. 

 +2 i. Robert M. BALLARD (born on 12 Dec 1822).
 +3 ii. Thomas M. BALLARD (born in 1823).
 4 iii. Matthew BALLARD was born in 1825 in Bedford CO., TN. He died on 22 Nov 1847 in Vera Cruz, Mexico  during the Mexican War.
 

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Robert M. BALLARD1 (Nathan-1) was born on 12 Dec 1822 in Bedford CO.,TN. He died 15 Jan 1892.
He was buried in Jefferson CO.,IL  So Hickory Hill cemetery.  He served in the Mexican War.

He was married to Sarah Jane TWITTY (daughter of Sarah Jane "Shuby" TWITTY) on 17 Dec 1852 in Jefferson CO., IL. 
Sarah Jane TWITTY was born in Feb 1830 in White CO., TN. She died on 24 Jul 1909 in Mt Vernon, Jefferson, IL.
She was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  So Hickory Hill cemetery. 

 5 i. Elizabeth M. BALLARD was born on 1 May 1854. She died on 3 Oct 1856.  She was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  So Hickory Hill cemetery.
 +6 ii. Robert Mitchell BALLARD (born on 12 Sep 1857).
 +7 iii. Mary E. BALLARD (born on 16 Mar 1867).

3.  Thomas M. BALLARD (Nathan-1) was born in 1823 in Bedford CO., TN. He served in the Mexican War. 
He resided in Jun 1887 in , Lane, OR.
He was married to Nancy Ann WILSON on 2 Mar 1846 in , Jefferson, IL.
 

THIRD GENERATION

6.  Robert Mitchell BALLARD (Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born on 12 Sep 1857 in Jefferson CO., IL. 
He died on 8 Sep 1924 in Jefferson CO, IL. He was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery. 

He was married to Tabitha Jane WELLS (daughter of Pinckney E. WELLS and Nancy E. FORD) on 18 Feb 1880 in Jefferson CO., IL. 
Tabitha Jane WELLS was born on 10 Feb 1861 in IL. She died on 23 Mar 1952 in Elgin, Kane, IL. 
She was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery. 

 +8 i. Morton Robert BALLARD (born in May 1882).
 +9 ii. Sarah Emma BALLARD (born in Apr 1883).
 +10 iii. Earl Pinckney BALLARD (born on 27 Sep 1886).
 +11 iv. Mary Jennie BALLARD (born on 3 Feb 1888).
 +12 v. Ollie Myrtle BALLARD (born on 17 Jun 1893).
 13 vi. Arthur William BALLARD was born in May 1895 in Jefferson CO., IL. He died on 24 Dec 1941 in Chicago, Cook, IL. 
           He was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery.  Unmarried
 +14 vii. Metta Mae BALLARD (born in Apr 1899).

7.  Mary E. BALLARD1 (Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born on 16 Mar 1867 in Jefferson CO., IL.
She died on 15 Feb 1922 in Mt.Vernon, Jefferson ,IL. She was buried in Mt.Vernon, Jefferson, IL  Oakwood cemetery.

She was married to Newton E. PASLEY (son of Henderson PASLEY and Arminta TAYLOR) on 22 Sep 1887 in Jefferson CO., IL. 
Newton E. PASLEY was born in 1862. He died before 1900. 

 +15 i. Edith PASLEY (born in Nov 1889).

Mary was married to Homer KNIFFEN (son of James KNIFFEN and Elzora Schuster GALBRAITH) in 1901. 
Homer KNIFFEN was born in 1870 in IL. 
 

FOURTH GENERATION

8.  Morton Robert BALLARD (Robert Mitchell-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born in May 1882 in Jefferson Co., IL. 
He died on 24 Apr 1950. He was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery.

He was married to Hattie JINES (daughter of Gabe JINES and Eune B. THOMAS) in 1922.  They were divorced. 

 +16 i. Earl Richard "Hop" BALLARD.

Morton Robert BALLARD married Nettie and had the following children:

 +17 i. Jewel BALLARD.

9.  Sarah Emma BALLARD (Robert Mitchell-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born in Apr 1883 in Jefferson CO.,IL. 
She died in 1964. She was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery.

 +18 i. Virgil BALLARD (born about 1915).

Sarah was married to Aaron B. MIKEL. She was divorced from Aaron B. MIKEL.

10.  Earl Pinckney BALLARD,(Robert Mitchell-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born on 27 Sep 1886 in Dodds twp, Jefferson CO., IL.
He died on 16 Aug 1981 in Mt.Vernon, Jefferson, IL. He was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery.

He was married to Maud Ellen PALMER (daughter of Edward R. PALMER and Mary Elizabeth WHITAKER) on 22 Jul 1911 in Mt.Vernon, Jefferson ,IL.
Maud Ellen PALMER was born on 5 Sep 1890 in McClellen twp, Jefferson, IL. She died on 1 Sep 1978 in Mt.Vernon, Jefferson, IL. 
She was buried in Jefferson CO., IL Wolfe Prairie cemetery.

 +19 i. Alma Maud BALLARD (born on 13 Jun 1912).
 +20 ii. Gale Robert BALLARD (born on 7 Nov 1913).
 +21 iii. Melvin Earl BALLARD (born on 3 Jun 1917).

11.  Mary Jennie BALLARD (Robert Mitchell-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born on 3 Feb 1888 in Jefferson CO.,IL. 
She died on 13 Oct 1987 in Centralia,Marion,IL. She was buried in Jefferson CO.,IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery.

She was married to Fred MURRAY on 22 Nov 1910 in Benton,Franklin,IL. Fred MURRAY was born on 31 Jul 1885. 
He died on 12 Oct 1969. He was buried in Jefferson CO.,IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery. 

 22 i. Orville L. MURRAY was born on 21 Feb 1913.  He died on 23 Apr 1976. 
 23 ii. Paul Hayward MURRAY was born on 22 Apr 1924.  He died on 9 May 1924. 
 24 iii. Henry Russell MURRAY was born in 1925.  He died in 1944 in France. 
 25 iv. Marcella Sue MURRAY was born on 6 Oct 1929.  She died on 17 Oct 1929. 
 26 v. Fredia H. MURRAY. 
 +27 vi. Evelyn MURRAY.
 +28 vii. John Robert MURRAY.

12.  Ollie Myrtle BALLARD (Robert Mitchell-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born on 17 Jun 1893 in Jefferson CO., IL. 
She died on 13 Dec 1975 in Woodstock, McHenry, IL. She was buried in Harvard ,McHenry, IL  Mt Auburn cemetery. 

She was married to James Oliver SMITH (son of J. D. SMITH and Sarah SMITH) in 1914 in Jefferson CO., IL. 
James Oliver SMITH was born in 1886. He died before 1972. 

 29 i. Harlen SMITH. 
 +30 ii. Alvin SMITH (born on 3 Feb 1917).
 31 iii. Marion SMITH was born on 5 Feb 1919. He died on 15 Jul 2000 in Woodstock, McHenry, IL. 
 32 iv. Lois SMITH. 

14.  Metta Mae BALLARD (Robert Mitchell-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born in Apr 1899 in Jefferson CO., IL.
She died Jul 1985 in Miami, Dade, FL. She was buried in Jefferson CO., IL  Wolfe Prairie cemetery. 

She was married to Albert WICOFF on 20 Aug 1923. She was divorced from Albert WICOFF in 1929 in Champaign CO., IL.
She married Jack TARRO. Jack TARRO died before 1952. 

 33 i. Josephine Metta TARRO. 

15.  Edith PASLEY (Mary E. BALLARD-3, Robert M.-2, Nathan-1) was born in Nov 1889 in Jefferson CO., IL. 

Submitted by Phyllis Patterson
May 26, 2002

 
 


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