Jesse Ballard, farmer
and stock-raiser, was born in Franklin Township, Henry Co., Ind., Aug. 4, 1840,
the third son of Moman and Elizabeth (Paul) Ballard.
His youth was spent on the farm and in the district school. July 4, 1863,
he enlisted in the war of the Rebellion in Company K, One Hundred and Eighteenth
Indiana Infantry. His term of enlistment was six months, but he served
eight months. After his return home he went to Grant County, Ind., and
engaged in agricultural pursuits, and while there was married, Nov. 9, 1864,
to Alice Shinholtz, a native of Virginia, who came to Indiana
with her parents when eight years of age. After his marriage Mr. Ballard
returned to his native county and settled on his farm in Dudley Township.
He has eight acres of finely cultivated land, with good farm buildings.
Mr. and Mrs. Ballard have had six children -- Marion Grant, Lizzie
J., Ida Ellen, Rosetta May, Pearl Estella, and
Jennie Lillian. Politically Mr. Ballard is a Democrat.
History of Henry County, Indiana, Chicago: Inter-State
Publishing Co., 1884, page 565-6.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming