Joseph  Ballard

          Joseph  Ballard,  farmer and stock-raiser, Dudley Township, was born in Franklin Township, Henry Co., Ind., Nov. 8, 1842, a son of  Moman and  Elizabeth (Paul) Ballard.  He received a medium education in the common schools, remaining with is father till manhood.  Aug. 11, 1862, he enlisted in Company I, Sixty-ninth Indiana Infantry.  He was ent with his regiment to Kentucky, after te battle of Richmond, where he was taken ill and became unable to perform the duties required.  He was transferred to the invalid corps, remaining there till his discharge, Oct. 31, 1863.  After his return home he remained with his father till his marriage and then moved to Dudley Township, where he now has a fine farm of eighty acres.  He was married March 3, 1864, to  Nancy Ann,  daughter of  Samuel Shidler.  They have three children -- Minnie,  now  Mrs. Marcellus SymonsAngie Viola,  and  William M.  Politically Mr. Ballard is a Democrat.
History of Henry County, Indiana,  Chicago:  Inter-State Publishing Co., 1884, page 566.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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