Ballard, M.J. 18 Feb 1861 - No death date.
Ballard, P.J. 7 May 1839 - 1 May 1919
"Our fondest hopes lie buried here."
Ballard, Beauregard 11 Jan 1902 - 19 Jan 1902
"Suffer little children to come unto me."
Possible other graves here.
Note: In an article about this family by Katheryn Fry Dickens in Vol. 2 No. 4 of the Smith
County Historical & Genealogical Society Newsletter it is reported that Peter J. Ballard
was a Confederate Soldier who was wounded at the Battle of Parker's Crossroad. His wound
cause a disfigured leg but in his later life he was shot in same leg while standing in
his doorway which resulted in the amputation of his leg. He used a prosthesis leg and
was referred to as "Peg Leg Pete." The family retained this leg until a few years ago
when a tornado destroyed the homeplace and the leg was lost.
Listed in Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries- South of the Cumberland River page 187.
Photographed 20 Sep 2006.