Jesse  Ballard

          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

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