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Meet our Relative - Taylor Branch

Anna F. TAYLOR Ballard

Anna TAYLOR Ballard, was born in Jan 12, 1854 [3], the daughter of William Stewart Taylor, brother of John Taylor
and her mother, Isabella Slimmons/Isabella Slemins/Isabella Sleaman and possibly Bella, daughter of John [pending research].

LANSING MICHIGAN - 1870
William S Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"

William S Taylor M [Male] 39 England
Eliza J [HAINES] Taylor F 37 New York
Anna Taylor F 16 Canada
Caroline Taylor F 14 Canada
William H Taylor M 2 Michigan
John M [h] Mc Neal M 23 Canada
Lansing is in Ingham County
Source View Image Record
cenus
June 27, 1870, William and family were living in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
1870 Census has William 39, Eliza J. 37 NY, Anna 16, Caroline 14, William H. [Henry Taylor] 2, John h. McNeal 23, possibly related to Eliza.
Ref.: IMG_WEB_00xx__1870 US Fed Census_Related ques

Anna F. TAYLOR married Benjamin Everett Ballard on 12 Aug 1874 [3]. Roy now believes Ryans info is incorrect for the husband (if this is the case, cite Ryan's info). Unless two Anna Taylors married a Ballard on the exact same day in the exact same county. His citations did help with Anna and Everett. Need to see where the first citation came from.
I have most of this already. The key to finding the grave marker (*see below*) and *Appleton* was the middle initial "F" and the dates for Anna.

In Caroline Taylor's diary excerpt, her sister is listed as Annie and Anna.

Anna F. Taylor (1854-1894) was Carrie and Susie's eldest sister. She lived in Michigan and was married to Benjamin Everett Ballard (1846-1917). Her son Henry Everett Ballard (1876-1854), [33] We still have very little on Anna. No letters that Roy is aware of, no photos, no history.
Roy has uncovered that Anna's grandson, Edward Otis Ballard died in 1985 in San Diego, Calif.
University of Iceland has many of Anna Ballard's letters to her sister, Susie Briem!

2014: We are 100% proof-positive connected through the union of Benjamin Everett Ballard and Anna F. Taylor. daughter of William Stewart Taylor, foster daughter of John Taylor & Elizabeth Haines, Canadian Agent of New Iceland


M.W.C_005_Taylors Retouched
According to one family member, Back left is Annie TAYLOR Ballard, William Taylor, Back right Caroline TAYLOR Christopherson, Front left Jane TAYLOR Hearn, and front right, Susie TAYLOR Briem
There is no known photo of Anna, or Elizabeth. Ones of Jane and Susie are in a Private collection.
Courtesy of The Miriam Westereng Collection





Could the following be "our" Anna Taylor? A source I cannot reveal mentioned the Visalia-Times and Henry.
UPDATE: Yes it is!

Source

VISALIA CEMETERY

Ballard, Clair
Ballard, Clair W.
Ballard, De Witt W.
Ballard, Duane H.
Ballard, Duane H.
Ballard, Florence E. (Everett's child married a Florence E Merryweather)

Name Of
Deceased

Service # Grdn Section Lot Sb Space Sex Age Svc Date
Ballard, Henry E. 8730 DE   80   1      

Anna TAYLOR Ballard b. 1850
Daughter of William Stewart Taylor b. August 9th, 1830 at Bristol, England and Isabella Slimmons/Slemins, b. Abt. 1835, NY or Ireland

Anna Taylor
According to THFSbook this is Annie
Roy believes this is not her. Not all

six daughters and son are in the photo
Portion of M.W.C_005_AnnaTaylor
Courtesy of the Miriam Westereng Collection


SIBLINGS:
1. Elizabeth Mehetabel TAYLOR Carpenter (3) 1851 - 1913
2.
Anna TAYLOR Ballard JAN 12, 1854-FEB 27, 1894, age 40
3. Caroline ''Carrie" TAYLOR Christopherson 1856 - 1923
4. baby Martha Taylor 1858 Kingston, d.Mar 6, 1863 age5
4. baby Richard TAYLOR 1858 Kingston, d.Jul 6 1863 a5, S.Fever
5. baby Fanny Taylor b.about 1859 - d. bef 1861
6. Jane TAYLOR Hearn (2) 1860 - 1929
7. Susanna TAYLOR Briem MAR 12 1861 [33] - 1938
5 and 6 might be out of order

Half-siblings
1.
William 'Willie' Henry Taylor, b13 Oct 1890 or 1871-1945. 1868-1941, [33]

2,
Herbert 'Bert' or 'Bertie' Stewart Taylor, b. 13 Oct 1890 or 1871-1945, [33]
3.
Isabella TAYLOR Badger, b. 17 Jun 1874 at Lansing Michigan


married Benjamin Everett Ballard on 12 Aug 1874 [3]


CHILDREN:

1. Henry Everett Ballard, 22 Feb 1876
2. Unknown-Baby, b. 31 May 1882
3. Unknown-Baby, d. 10-Sep-1884

Great Grand Aunt of Roy Christopherson

ALSO SEE
Christopherson Clan Page
Slimmons RnD
Taylor RnD

CONTENTS
Benjamin E. Ballard
Proof of Marriage

Ballard, John H. 10543 1 E 1 48 C B N
Ballard, John H. 27372 E 1 Gr: 48 M 8/8/59 B
Ballard, John O. 22137 1 H 4 146L C 3/2/95 B N
Ballard, John O. 16007 H 4 Gr: 146 M 3/2/95 B
Ballard, Lewis M. 9414 1 D N 12 CE C B N
Ballard, Nellie E. 9417 1 D N 12 NE C B N
Ballard, Thelma A. 15059 1 J 13 19 C B N
Ballard, Thelma A. 25813 J 13 Gr: 19 F 4/16/79 B
Ballard, Violet M. 15060 1 J 13 20 C B N
Ballard, Violet Mari 25815 J 13 Gr: 20 F 8/8/84 B
Ballard, W. P. 36434 A 17 10 2 4/7/28
Ballard, Walter P.
[1]
Source


"Lansing was originally surveyed in 1825...The sleepy settlement of fewer than 20 people would remain dormant until the winter of 1847, when the state constitution required that the capital be moved from Detroit
to a more centralized and safer location in the interior of the state. Many were concerned about Detroit's close proximity to British-controlled Canada, which had captured Detroit in the War of 1812.
The United States had recaptured the city in 1813, but these events led to the dire need to have the center of government relocated away from hostile British Territory. In addition, there was also concern with
Detroit's strong influence over Michigan politics, being the largest city in the state as well as the capital city..." - See more at: http://www.lansing.org/about/history/#sthash.Vqpk0uNB.dpuf

From Prof. Ryan Eyford's transcriptions.
Caroline TAYLOR Christopherson to Susie Briem from Grund MAR 28, 1890
"Anna and Everett are in Lansing [Michigan]. Everett follows the occupation of his father on the old farm which is now within the city.
He is a gardener." Goes on about hens, pp 27, [33]

"Lizzie [Elizabeth Mehetabel TAYLOR Carpenter (3)] went last fall at fair time and paid Anna a week's visit.
Both Anna and Lizzie have grown to be quite stout, Anna especially [redacted]." pp 27, [33]

Regarding local newspaper: Visalia Times Delta [abrev. VTD] : Jan. 1, 1979 to December 31, 1986 Jan. 1, 1998 to date Source

LETTERS
Recently our fabulous cousin in Iceland photographed MANY of our family letters in the Icelandic Archives, in the Briem collection. I covered this in detail back when I discovered a PDF file listing the thousand+ letters. Yes, many are from within the Briem family, however, most were sent to Susie TAYLOR Briem or her husband; Halldor.
The letters have been shared with any family members having interest. They have ones from John, Susie's siblings, nephews, John's cousins in Ontario, and GGF Sigurdur.

Some have been transcribed, yet it all remains the "PROPERTY" of the Archives. My initial inquiry into them went unanswered. OK, so they are busy, SO AM I!
Johanna spent a great deal of time and effort sending high resolution images of a portion of these letters. If someone wants to pay my way, I'll go over and photograph each and everyone over course of a week or so. In five years, I vow I will do so. If I had the money, I would sue them for all of our immediate family letters and photos, and let them keep digital copies.. Personally, I think they should be returned to our family. Each sibling of Caroline has living descendants.
But no, they will keep them in some boxes deep in their recesses. That is why I nicknamed them 'Dark Forces'.

Because many are of a highly private nature, they will not be placed here online. However, to me, nothing gets us closer to past family & relatives than Photos of them, or letters.
Anna's letters are without a doubt the most interesting. Great aunt Veiga has the most eloquent wrtting of anyone in the families. Next goal is to get everyone of John Taylor's letters, and find his siblings descendants; Marys?, Carolines, and Elizabeth (1). Thanks to our Barbadian relative, unlocking the mystery of The Jones, Leslies, and Taylors is just a matter of time.


Photos and more information for public display here on Susie appreciated.

GRAVE OF ANNA TAYLOR BALLARD
 

Very cool, I will be at this grave July 21, 2014, in person, to photograph it.
And here it is!
Courtesy of The Roy Christopherson Collection

Anna Taylor Ballard
Born: JAN 12, 1854 Died: FEB 27, 1894
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Lansing Ingham County Michigan, USA
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=21144006
The Hope Cemetery is very close to where Caroline was travelling from Lansing where their father, William Stewart Taylor was farming 1875.
Have not had interaction with the Ballard Family (current generation). Hope to establish visit while in Lansing, if any family are still there!
Update: In touch with Anna's husbands family. They have nothing on Anna, and unaware of her before I put this all together. Update: In contact with Florence.

APR 2014: Found another site listing Anna buried with her husbands family
Ballard, Anna Taylor, b. 1/12/1854, d. 2/27/1894, "lovely, loving, beloved", Sec D, including Appleton who is buried in same Section
See here
Appleton grave at findagrave. Some guy named Ed Houghtaling controls Anna's memorial. Do not waste time on that. I have our own memorial of Anna TAYLOR Ballard right here.
Looks like we are well on our way to locating another branch of the family. It is very difficult to do so, and sometimes once found,
the current generation do not go beyond one email response.

 

Sindenia, dau. of Appleton.

Still, I believe "to ensure our future generations do not lose track of their roots, we need to plow those virtual fields now and see what comes up."
After reading The Hearn Family Story, I now believe all my previous information was incorrect.
Mary Hearn states Anna (Sister of Caroline TAYLOR) was married to an Everett, homesteaded in NO. Michigan, son Henry Ballard, he had 4 children..

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Photo of Unknown Person
Part of the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection, probably that this is either family or friend of the family.
Roy is guessing It is far to late of a time period to be of certain women in the family, like Isabella Slimmons/Slemins, yet, fo some reason,
Roy feels she is directly related.
Could this be a photo of one of Caroline's sister? She does not show in any other photo. Perhaps and expert could date this photo.

Benjamin Everett Ballard, husband of Anna F. Taylor

Everett as he was known is Roy's 1st cousin 2x removed

GRAVE OF EVERETT BALLARD
Benjamin Everett Ballard
Located the Grave of a B. Everett Ballard photographed by Sue Ann Harfst
Ironically, I had the death date above the whole time. Luckily Sue photographed the stone marker. Very odd that they were not buried together.
Since Anna passed away young, that is probably why.
To visit, go to findagrave.
B. Everett Ballard
Birth: Apr. 30, 1846
Death: Dec. 17, 1917
Burial: Kohlerlawn Cemetery Nampa Canyon County Idaho, USA Plot: OC_434_4
Kohlerlawn Cemetery, 76 6th St N Nampa Canyon County Idaho USA Postal Code: 83687. About 350 miles SE of Portland, where the Laphams lived.
Even includes CERTIFICATE OF DEATH which does NOT list an spouse other than he was a Widow.
Shows his birthdate as Apr. 30, 1846
Burial: 12/18. Cause: Chronic? Brights? Disease
Bright's disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis.
first described in 1827 by the English physician Richard Bright. There was a Contributary (secondary) casue. Hard to read it. It appears
it is affected by deficiency of Vitamin or diet, and not something hereditary.
So Anna dies 1894, age 40, obviously of some issue, and he died 1917 = 23 years since Anna had passed away. Did he remarry?

Jan, 2012: Roy found possibly the child mentioned by Ryan, [33]
The Child of Anna TAYLOR Ballard and Ballard, BENJ EVERETT [Benjamin cite 3]
No Name given
Date of death: 10-Sep-1884
Cause of Death: CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
Source: Michigan Department of Community Health
http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.asp?UniqueID=471672
File Ref.: HL_WEB_0164_AnnaTaylorDaughter

Above Caroline Christopherson refers to him as Everett, not Benjanin, and here on his grave shows Everett as opposed to Benjamin.


BALLARD FAMILY
Found a whole generational web page done up by D La Pierre Ballard. At the time, I was not sure their Anna was ours.
D La Pierre chess game Tournaments

Directory By Lansing (Mich.)
Note Ballard Street at end. Not sure if related to Appleton?


Ballard , Benjamin Battle Unit Name: 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Side: Union Company: H Soldier's Rank In: Private Soldier's Rank Out: Private Alternate name: Film Number: M559 ROLL 2 Plaque Number: Notes: none Source

PROOF - Critical Records which proves a Match to Anna and Florence
Having such great luck, found B. Everett Ballard, "United States Census, 1880" at familysearch.org. Ancestry had 2 day open access on "some" records.
Self   B. Everett Ballard M 34 Ohio, United States [1880 - 34 = 1846, whitch matches the birth record below and on his gravestone]
Wife Anna F. Ballard F 26 Canada [1880-26=1854 which AGAIN matches below and Anna's gravestone above]
Son Henry E. Ballard M 4 Michigan, United States
Name: B. Everett Ballard
Event Type: Census Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Winterfield, Clare, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male Age: 34
Marital Status: Married Occupation: Farmer Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Birth Date: 1846

Spouse's Name: Anna F. Ballard
Spouse's Birthplace: Canada
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWS9-DFD
"United States Census, 1880," index and images,
FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWS9-DFD : accessed 29 Dec 2013),
B. Everett Ballard, Winterfield, Clare, Michigan, United States; citing sheet 241A, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0576

Benjamin Everett Ballard, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
Name: Benjamin Everett Ballard
Race (Original):
Age (Expanded): 28 years
Birth Year: 1846 Birthplace: Sparta, Ohio
Spouse's Name: Anna Taylor
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 20 years Spouse's
Birth Year: 1854
Spouse's Birthplace: Kingston, Ont.
Event Date: 12 Aug 1874
Event Place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan [where they got married]

See Image here, line 13 and 14. Roy's copy: IMG_WEB_0180_MarriageofB.E.Ballard_AnnaTaylor
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3N1-DJQ
GS Film number: 2342457 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4207574 Image Number: 558 Reference ID: v 2 p 23 rn 2463
"Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3N1-DJQ : accessed
29 Dec 2013), Benjamin Everett Ballard and Anna Taylor, 12 Aug 1874.

Past Research which is now proven Accurate and the
Ballard Family is related to us (Taylor Family) through
B. Everett Ballard

Search on Anna TAYLOR and Everett BALLARD home steaded in northern Michigan [6 page 110]
"Anna TAYLOR and Everett BALLARD" and Michigan"
Link 1: Ingham County, Michigan Dibean Marriage Index
A ton of Taylors here!
SURNAME, NAME, SPOUSE, DATE, DOCUMENT
TAYLOR, ANNA TAYLOR, BENJAMIN EVERETT BALLARD, 12 AUG 1874, No Document Info
Marriage date: 12 AUG 1874
Source: http://files.usgwarchives.net/mi/ingham/vitals/marriages/dbn/dbn-may2012-ta.txt
Anna being born abt 1850, this would put her at 24 and a possible match.

Marriage Record of Henry and Florence MERRYMAN Ballard
Here is an image of their actual Marriage Record. Show 'F' as middle initial of William F. Stevenson. Although not standard F, it is an F.

Image of Record online

Another possible hit of a child with same parents un-named dying of Heart problems. http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/scripts/individual.asp?UniqueID=471672
Could Henry of had a sibling? Mary said Henry, son of the above was an only child.

Hmm, we may have something here. Mary has Ballard as Everett.[Source 7]
Ballard, Benjamin Everett {I04594} b. ABT 1846 Sparta, Ohio d. 17 DEC 1917 Nampa, ID Gender: Male
Parents: Father: Ballard, Apelton {I00469}
Mother: Ellinwood, Epipheny {I00465} Family:
Marriage: 12 AUG 1874 Ingham Co., MI
Spouse: Taylor, Anna {I05833} Gender: Female
Children: Ballard, Henry E. {I05834} Gender: Male
Unfortunately it does not list Anna's parents, nor does [redacted]

CORRECTION:info deleted [6]
Here is the full tree. http://www.stgelais.com/gen/cann/f_3f.aspx#6 The main problem is Ballards first name here is Benjamin, NOT Everette.

Benjamin Everett Ballard \OSJSFAB M.1846-1917
Born: 1846
Died: 17-DEC-1917 Nampa, Idaho
- Benjamin had the following son:
Child: Henry E. Ballard \OSJSFABH M. -
- It is believed that Benjamin married Anna Taylor on 12-AUG-1874 in
Ingham County, Michigan. Benjamin lived in Lansing, Michigan in 1899.
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jeredgardner&id=I01711

Benjamin Everett Ballard
, though too young to go into the army, was a host of help to his father during those war years.
He died at the residence of his son Henry E. Ballard at Nampa, Idaho, December 17, 1917, aged 71 years.

Anna was Benjamin's younger sister, L. Anna Ballard, M.D. which means there is no relationship with being named after "our" Anna Taylor.
Read her fascinating story.
Source 7: www.balcro.com/anna.html‎
A Ballard Family Web page
Lansing's first female physician
L. Anna Ballard's OBIT

Info deleted [6]
Roy found this page with a possible hit. He has emailed the sitemaster. There is not enough info to confirm if this is our Anna Taylor
married to a Ballard, or if this is our Henry; Ballard, Henry E.{I05834}. Roy belives now he has found the correct Ballard yet cannot reveal
source.
UPDATE: 12/29/2013: We have the right family!
Roy has been in contact with D La Pierre Ballard. Sent updates after confirming their Anna Taylor was our Anna Taylor. Focus only on the
children of Henry.

LANSING MI
Resource: Old photos of Lansing
History of Lansing Township PDF Book APPLETON BALLARD AND FAMILY. By L. A NNA BALLARD, M. D. The Ballard boys and Appleton
are mentioned on page 580

Stupid fuses. Had two small heaters going and now have to repaste the Anna findings. No PC Battery back-up!
According to a confidential source this "possibly" might be our Anna Taylor.
www.findagrave.com, Created by: Ed Houghtaling, See her grave marker here!
Anna Taylor Ballard, Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Lansing Ingham County Michigan, USA
b. JAN 12, 1854 [Barbados], d.FEB 27 1894,"lovely, loving, belovrd" Died age 40

Many Ballards here
http://www.interment.net/data/us/mi/ingham/mounthope/hope_babbat.htm
Ballard, Anna Taylor, b. 1/12/1854, d. 2/27/1894, "lovely, loving, beloved", Sec D
Ballard, Appleton, d. 10/26/1885, 76yrs 3m 26d, Sec D
Ballard, Belle, d. 3/29/1875, 26yrs 7m 4d, w/o Alonzo Ballard, Sec D
[Belle passed away on Monday, March 29, 1875 Source]
Ballard, Clara M., b. 1894, d. 1877, "mother", Sec N
Ballard, Earl L., b. 1880, d. 1949, "father", Sec N
Ballard, Epephene Ellen Wood, b. 9/9/1869, d. 3/31/1882, Sec D
Ballard, Hiram, Co. C, 4th N.Y. H.A., Sec. D-S
Ballard, L. Anna, MD, b. 1848, d. 1934, Sec Z
Ballard, Louise,d. 6/30/1874, 4m 15d, "our babe", Sec D
Ballard, William E., b. 1904, d. 1916, s/o E.D. & D.M.
Ballard, Sec O Ballard, William E., d. 12/4/1935, Colorado, 1 Sgt. Q.M. Corps, Sec O
And look who pops up again, it is Appleton. Roy will contact the Ballard family again, as it seems for sure we are related.
A HIT!!! hit

Again from the Ballard Family Website
"Benjamin Everett Ballard, though too young to go into the army, was a host of help to his father during those war years.
He died at the residence of his son Henry E. Ballard at Nampa, Idaho, December 17, 1917, aged 71 years. [A match to the grave above]
L. Anna Ballard, the next in order of age, is living in Lansing."
They talk about the family home being here...East and McKinley Street, Lansing, MI
Source: http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html

OK, let's get some certificated on Appleton Ballard cross-referencing Everett as his son.
Here are Five records.
Click here to jump down to Appleton, Benjamin Everett Ballards father.

This page covers David E. Ballard connected to an Appleton Ballard, Oddly no mention of Benjamin. Source

COUSINS TOUR 2014
Eventually this will make its way into a book. Part of the trip was through Lansing Michigan, once home to William S. and Isabelle Taylor.
Roy travelled to the very spot where the Appleton Ballard farm once stood. An immense property near downtown Lansing with a canal now
near it. It was been leveled and factories now cover the land. While the previous owner of the truck/camper basically lied about the camper, the truck was in relatively good shape and low mileage. Had I rented, it would have exceeded half the cost of the camper, which I still have.
See more below


Ballard Street Named in 1863 for Appletown (sic) Ballard. (Foster, 12/10/39) Source
Probably near the Appleton Ballard Farm.
This would explain why Appleton sold or gave his property to Lansing, moving outside the town in 1852. Source

Deaf3279 posted map and background on how Lansing came to be here.
Good source on old maps.

Hmm, looks like following are not his records. NOT OUR BENJAMIN!
"...Benjamin Everett Ballard, though too young to go into the army, was a host of help to his father during those war years. He died at the residence of his son Henry E. Ballard at Nampa, Idaho, December 17, 1917, aged 71 years...."
From D's page http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html

Publication Title:
Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900.
Publisher:
NARA
National Archives Catalog ID:
2588825
National Archives Catalog Title:
Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, compiled 1949 - 1949, documenting the period 1861 - 1942
Record Group:
15
Short Description:
NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.
Collection Title:
Civil War Pensions
State:
Wisconsin
Arm Of Service:
Infantry
Regiment:
36
Company:
E
Name:
Ballard, Benjamin
Date:
24-FEB-1914
State/Arm Of Service:
[Null]
Company/Regiment:
[Null]
Roll Number:
619 Source
Post Image

Short Description: NARA M559. Alphabetical card index to the compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units from the State of Wisconsin. Roll: 0002 Military Unit: 36th Infantry Given Name: Benjamin Surname: Ballard Company: E Enlistment Rank: Pvt Discharge Rank: Pvt Same source Post Image

There was a man with same name in S. Carolina, obviously not our B E Ballard
Ballard, Benjamin E 71137794 Full Name Ballard, Benjamin E Family Number 1639 Age 21 Sex Male Color [Blank] Birth Place North Carolina Estimated Birth Year 1839 Source



Oddly we have a person of the same name. Could this be Anna's Benj., or someone else?
Click to enlarge
Record of a Benj. Ballard
Enlisted Feb 25, 1864 - June 18, 1865
Died Feb 11, 1914, L???, Wis
Anna's Benj died 12-17-1917 Idaho, so this is obviously not him. These cards belong to this gentleman.
Click to enlarge
Record of a Ballard Benjamin
36th Wisconsin Infantry
Private




Anna's Obit notice
Courtesy of The Lansing Library

>
Grave of B. E. Ballard at Findagrave


Benjamin Everett Ballard's Death Cert at Findagrave



GEN 3
Child 1 Henry Everett Ballard


IMG_8057_SCAN
Click to enlarge
Henry E. Ballard
Courtesy of the Florence Achterberg Collection

IMG_8034_SCAN
Henry E. Ballard
Courtesy of the Florence Achterberg Collection




Everett Ballard in entry for Henry Everett Ballard, "Michigan, Births, 1867-1902"
Name: Henry Everett Ballard
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1876 Birthplace: Winterfield, Clare, Michigan
Gender: Male Race (Original): White
Father's Name: Everett Ballard Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Anna Ballard Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Residence: Waterfield? This must be where they lived: Winterfield, Clare, Michigan
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ4C-CNG
Image: Line 111
GS Film number: 2320448 Digital Folder Number: 4206421 Image Number: 381
Frame Number: Reference ID: item 2 p 24 rn 111
"Michigan, Births, 1867-1902," index and images,
FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ4C-CNG : accessed 29 Dec 2013),
Everett Ballard in entry for Henry Everett Ballard, 22 Feb 1876.

Henry married Florence Merryman

IMG_8033_SCAN
Florence MERRYMAN Ballard
Courtesy of the Florence Achterberg Collection

This would show Henry was married at one time before taking Steamer Tramp ships around the globe in the 1930's.

B. E. Ballard in entry for Henry E. Ballard and Florence E. Merryman, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
Name: Henry E. Ballard
Race (Original):
Age (Expanded): 30 years
Birth Year: 1876 Birthplace: Wintersfield, Michigan [Henry's]
Spouse's Name: Florence E. Merryman
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 26 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1880 Spouse's Birthplace: Missouri [Missouria WIKI - are a Native American tribe that originated in the Great Lakes region of United States before European contact.[2] The tribe belongs to the Chiwere division of the Siouan language family, together with the Iowa and Otoe. Historically, the tribe lived in bands near the mouth of the Grand River at its confluence with the Missouri River; the mouth of the Missouri at its confluence with the Mississippi River, and in present-day Saline County, Missouri. Since Indian removal....]
Marriage Event Date: 15 Aug 1906
[Date of License: Aug 14]
Event Place: Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan
Father's Name: B. E. Ballard [Benjamin Everett]
Mother's Name: Anna Taylor
Spouse's Father's Name: J. W. Merryman
Spouse's Mother's Name: Emily D. Rathburn
[He was a Mail Clerk, and she, a School Teacher. The record seems to indicate first marriage for both as spaces were blank]
Witness: This is where Florence was born Missouri.
Witness at your mom's side for the marriage was Ernesta von Baumbach. She was married 1907 in Santa Barbara. Google Book clipping on her Sometimes these are leads to other family.


Google Book that was protected and not viewable "He immigrated to New York in July 1875 and came to Milwaukee much later in 1888. ... He married Ernesta von Baumbach in April 1907, and they had three . Florence was a School Teacher, which you probably knew." Source

Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3JN-CJ9
Image: Line 9415
GS Film number: 2342675 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4209085 Image Number: 479 Reference ID: v 4 p 711 rn 9415
Image of the marriage record here.

John W Merryman
Maryland, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers
Name: John W Merryman
Event Type: Military
Service Event Year: 1862
Age (Original): 22 [birth would be 1840, our john was circa 1843]
Military Unit Note: First Infantry, Bas-Z
Affiliate Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Maryland , Affiliate Publication Number: M384 , Affiliate Film Number: 61 Source Image at Fold3.com (subscription)

Historical Collections images at Familysearch.org, not indexed

Name: Caleb Merryman
Spouse's Name: Ann Wells
Event Date: 02 Jan 1781 Event Place: Baltimore, Maryland
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00928-4 , System Origin: Maryland-EASy , GS Film number: 13693 , Reference ID: p 19 # 31
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4NV-T6D

Name: Caleb Merryman Spouse's Name: Mary Merryman Event Date: 1786 Event Place: Gay Street And Court House Plaza Zion German Luthebal,Baltimore,Baltimore,Maryland Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M50764-2 , System Origin: Maryland-ODM , GS Film number: 13701 source

1790 caleb alone source

1860 Census - Might be Johns family?
Name: Ella W Merryman Event Type: Census Event Year: 1860 Event Place: District No 1, Buckingham, Virginia, United States Gender: Female Age: 16 Race: White Race (Original): [Blank] Birth Year (Estimated): 1844 Birthplace: Virginia Page: 57 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M653 Household Role Gender Age Birthplace John S Merryman M 47 Virginia Elizabeth Merryman F 37 Virginia Ella W Merryman F 16 Virginia Roberta Merryman F 14 Virginia Allis Merryman F 12 Virginia John Merryman M 10 Virginia Catherine Merryman F 9 Virginia Harriott Merryman F 8 Virginia Mary Merryman F 7 Virginia Charles Merryman M 5 Virginia Household ID: 418 , GS Film Number: 805337 , Digital Folder Number: 004297366 , Image Number: 00429 Citing this Record "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M41S-L75 : accessed 24 May 2015), Ella W Merryman in household of John S Merryman, District No 1, Buckingham, Virginia, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing p. 57, household ID 418, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,337.

Caleb Merryman United States Census, 1850
Name: Caleb Merryman
Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Ohio county, part of, Ohio, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 64 Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1786 Birthplace: Maryland
House Number: 921
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Caleb Merryman M 64 Maryland
Elizabeth Merryman F 50 Pennsylvania
Nicholas P Merryman M 25 Virginia
Ruth Ann Merryman F 27 Virginia
Robert H Merryman M 20 Virginia
Samuel S Merryman M 14 Virginia
John W Merryman M 7 Virginia
Household ID: 958 , Line Number: 25 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M432 , Affiliate Film Number: 966 , GS Film Number: 444956 , Digital Folder Number: 004206388 , Image Number: 00135 source and image

United States Census, 1870
Name: John Merryman
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870 Event Place: Missouri, United States
Age: 27
Race: White Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1842-1843
Birthplace: Virginia
Page Number: 45
Line Number: 34 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M593 , GS Film number: 000552261 , Digital Folder Number: 004273821 , Image Number: 00110 Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4X4-R3K : accessed 24 May 2015), John Merryman, Missouri, United States; citing p. 45, family , NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,261.
Clerk in store
Inhabitants of 2nd Ward of ST. Joseph, County of Buchanaw, state of Missouri, 2nd day of July 1870
All the last names differ. Looks like he was single working in a store.
Oddly birth shows as 1834-1844
Source
Image of Census

Joseph.perhaps a son of John

Possibly Emily - Birth date wrong
United States Census, 1870
Name: Emily Rathburn
Event Type: Census Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Missouri, United States
Gender: Female Age: 18
Race: White Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1851-1852 Birthplace: Wisconsin
Page Number: 67
Oliver Rathburn M 58 New York
Carline Rathburn F 40 New York Cornelia Rathburn F 27 Wisconsin
Emily Rathburn F 18 Wisconsin
Oliver Rathburn M 12 Wisconsin
James Rathburn M 7 Wisconsin
Household ID: 473 , Line Number: 8 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M593 , GS Film number: 000552261 , Digital Folder Number: 004273821 , Image Number: 00610 Source
Image

1880 Census Record
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, United States
Name John W. Merryman
Residence Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States Gender Male
Age 36 Birth Place Virginia, United States [Born abt. 1844]
Relationship to Head of House Self Race White
Marital Status Married
Father's Birth Place Maryland, United States
Mother's Birth Place Virginia, United States
Occupation Watchman
EMILY RATHBUN
Born: Wisconsin, United States
Name Emily Merryman
Residence Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States
Original Age 26 Birth Place Wisconsin, United States [Born abt. 1854]
Relationship to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married Show Original
Father's Birth Place Rhode Island, United States
Mother's Birth Place New York, United States
Occupation Keeping House

This matches the parents name. Not sure if one in the same
Thursday, 24 Apr 1890: In Memoriam. Died, in Cairo, Ill., April 14th, 1890, after a lingering illness, Emily Rathbun, wife of J. W. Merryman.
Obituaries and Death Notices The Cairo Citizen 2 Jan 1890-25 Dec 1890 Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
Source

Submitted 1/19/2011 by emerryman2857423

Emily Merryman (born Rathburn), 1852-1890
Emily Merryman (born Rathburn) was born in 1852, at birth place, Wisconsin.
Emily married John W. Merryman. John was born in 1843, in Illinois.
They had 2 daughters:
Mary Ruth Stevenson (born Merryman) and one other child.
Emily passed away in 1890, at age 38. Source

Emily RATHBUN Merryman dies 1890 (see above)

Residence: Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States

RESEARCH - Not Related?
John's father Maybe John S Merryman, of Virginia b. 1844
First Name: John S
Last Name: Merryman
Estimated Birth Year: 1813 Age: 47 Place of Birth: Virginia State: Virginia County: Buckingham City: District No 1 Source
Image of Census

Related to John Merryman?
September 19, 1842 — Lincoln refuses to reply to Shields' second note until Shields withdraws his first one, whereupon John D. Whiteside and Dr. E. H. Merryman, acting respectively for Shields and Lincoln, failing to reach an amicable agreement, propose a duel. September 20, 1842 — Back in Springfield Lincoln instructs Merryman as to the course to follow, and acting upon the advice of his friend, Albert T. Bledsoe, selects cavalry broadswords of the largest size as the weapons to be used. Then, fearing arrest, he leaves for Jacksonville.
September 21, 1842 — Lincoln's friends Butler and Bledsoe with Merryman join him at Jacksonville, and having procured broadswords the party sets out for Alton. +"
September 22, 1842 — Lincoln and his friends arrive in Alton <Jr in the early forenoon, and followed by Shields and his party, cross the Mississippi to the selected duelling ground. There, un- known to Shields, "his friends withdraw his first note to Lincoln, whose friends read Lincoln's apology, and the duel is called off. Source

Roy is working on the lineage from John W. Merryman back. the Merryman Project is now completed. Roy spent 2-4 weeks compiling info from the Internet, finsing Vital Records, and completed the Merryman and Price Family Trees, one leading to William I. On well known people, existing trees were used, and certification up the mai lineage was checked. Following thre links make up the trees.

BALTIMORE EXTRACT

Document compiled by Roy from PIECES of the Maryland Hist Soc PDF. It was pieced together to prove one lineage out of the volume.
http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/familytree/merryman/BaltimoreAbstract_CalebLineage.jpg. 418k


MerrymanToJohnCroftOrTalbotTree3_crop


Talbot-RolloTree3_Part2

NEW - Roy split these three images above onto their own pages to be viewed at 100% Click here


Merryman Cemetery (historical), Illinois, IL
Only on Merryman in this graveyard listed. Neither are listed at Findagrave.

IMG_8047_SCAN IMG_8059_SCAN IMG_8061_SCAN IMG_8062_SCAN

Unknown individuals.
Courtesy of The Florence Achterberg Collection

UNKNOWN CHICAGO



This unknown woman is possibly 17-20.
Roy's guess is, she is from Emily RATHBUN Merrynans family. Yet there does seem to be a resemblance to Anna. Shape of face, hair style, mouth, ears, and even expresion of the eyes.
There is no other known photo of Anna.
Original of this photo on the left is unknown whereabouts.

UPDATE: Response from Chicago - "It looks like Holmes to me, as well, but the photographer I found at that address in the Chicago City directories is Swan Holmer. This spelling is consistent through several directories, so not a typo on their part.

He first appears as a photographer in the 1901 directory (he is at the same address in 1900, but occupation listed is carpenter). Swan Holmer, photographer, 1250 W. 63rd. In 1910, his address changed to 1148 W. 63rd (he didn't move, the street numbers in Chicago changed in October 1909). So, presumably this photo was taken between 1901 and 1909.

Best,
Chicago History Museum Research Center/lm"
MANY, MANY thanks to the Research center for taking time to look into this!

See a comparision below. Did the math.

IMG_8060_SCAN_Unknown_RetouchedCompositeFinal
Photo taken in Chicago by Photographer S.? Holmes
Unknown individuals
Date of Photo Studio unknown
Courtesy of The Florence Achterberg Collection


Left is 100% Anna, and right sure has a resemblance. Now Anna was born 1854.
For sure this photo was taken 1901 which would mean subject would be 1901 - 1854) = 47 yrs old. THIS IS NOT ANNA
Courtesy of The Carol Jarvie and Florence Achterberg Collections

Florence Ballard's siblings, Merryman children
Child 1 of John W. & Ruth
Ruth Merryman [1]
Daughter 7, Missouri, United States [Born abt. 1873]
DEATH OF FORMER CAIRO GIRL - Thursday, 22 Mar 1906:
Mrs. W. S. Stevenson Passed Away at Home in Port Huron, Mich. Friends of Mrs. W. S. Stevenson, formerly Miss Ruth Merryman, were shocked to receive the news of her death, which occurred at her home in Port Huron, Mich., last Sunday. She died of typhoid fever. Her father, Mr. J. W. Merryman, visited Cairo at Christmas, and at that time his daughter was in the best of health. She leaves her husband and two boys. Source
From this Obit we learn Ruth married a W.S. Stevenson, passed away same place as her mother, yet J.W Merryman was visiting."
[Florence married Aug 15 1906, 5 months after Ruth's passing. This might be why Florence's daughter Ruth was named Ruth. Ruth Stevenson lived and passed away in Port Huron, Mich. There is one other J W Merryman born 1840, this one was born 1843]

Possibly a child of Ruth and Wm. - Albert
Michigan, Births
Name: Albert Stevenson
Birth Date: 17 Dec 1900 Birthplace: Port Huron, St Clair, Michigan
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Wm. Stevenson Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name: Ruth Stevenson Mother's Birthplace: Miss. Source, Image of Census

Roy believes the newspaper account had the wrong middle initial and it is William F. Stevenson based on following
record of Albert E Stevenson from Michigan, Death Certificates
Name: Albert E Stevenson
Event Type: Death Event Date: 29 Aug 1951 Event Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male Age: 50 Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 17 Dec 1900 Birthplace: Michigan Birth Year (Estimated): 1901
Father's Name: William F Stevenson
Mother's Name: Ruth Merryman
GS Film number: 001973239 , Digital Folder Number: 005363699 , Image Number: 01273
Citing this Record "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFHJ-CR1 : accessed 25 May 2015), William F Stevenson in entry for Albert E Stevenson, 29 Aug 1951; citing Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing; FHL microfilm 1,973,239. Source
This would also confirm the 1900 census.

This might be a different Albert
1889 - He was not born then...Customs Service, Deputy & Inspector, Compensation: 1,200.00. Official register of the United States: containing a list of ..., Volume 1 By United States. Dept. of the Interior Source
1909 Albert, MI State Agricultural Society 1908-1909 Google book
1915 Member of Board of Trustees, Pontiac State Hosptital Google Book
1916 Stevenson, Albert E. — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1911; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912, 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1915; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1917; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1932. Burial location unknown. Source
Albert E. Stevenson (Dem), defeated in primary;
1917 Indiana Democratic State Committees Albert for Michigan Google Book
1930 Census that Albert is divorced and a Lodger Source
Possibly grave of this other Albert? http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/Albert-E-Stevenson/11675516

1940 Census Image. Interesting, this shows same name in Detroit but with wife and two children. Could there be two Alberts? Could he have remarried?
Name: Albert E Stevenson Spouse: Dorothy Stevenson Birth: abt 1901 - Michigan Residence: 1935 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Residence: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Census 2
Albert E. Stevenson in the 1940 Census First Name: Albert Middle Name: E. Last Name: Stevenson Age at Time of Census: 39 Gender: Male Race: White Ethnicity: American Est. Birth Year: 1901 Birth Location: Michigan Map Enumeration District: 84-653 Residence: Ward 12, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, MI Map Relationship to Head of Household: Head Other People in Household: Dorthy Stevenson 34 yrs, Female Dougall Stevenson 9 yrs, Male Sally Stevenson 7 yrs, Female Charles Stevenson 1 yrs, Male Neva Unknown 21 yrs, Female Marital Status: Married Language: English Genealogical Society Number: 005461810 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Microfilm Roll Number: 1860 Line Number: 9 Sheet: A Sheet Number: 10 Collection: 1940 U.S. Federal Population Census Source

Child 2 of John W. & Ruth
Victor Merryman
Son 5, Missouri, United States, [Born Abt. 1875] Source
So we now know her parents were born in Rhode Island and NY This record will be free to view at Ancestry.com in the summer https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-13030-109857-5

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918
Name: Victor Hugo Merryman
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918 Event Place: Kansas City no 14, Missouri, United States
... Birth Date: 11 Feb 1875 Birthplace: , , United States [Match to above]
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509 , Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards , GS Film Number: 1683387 , Digital Folder Number: 005151872 , Image Number: 02170 Citing this Record "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3RJ-XP3 : accessed 26 May 2015), Victor Hugo Merryman, 1917-1918; citing Kansas City no 14, Missouri, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,683,387. Source ,
Address: 3415 Chesnut Kansas City, Missouri
Age 43
Occu: Salesman, 8th and Grand Av
Nearest Relative: Pery? l? Evelyn? Merryman
Image

1890 CENSUS - Most burned up in fire.

1900 CENSUS
This 1900 Port Huron Census looked like a match. Upon examining the Census Image, vey possible it would be Florence Merryman sister-in-law to william, Mary Ruth's sister. However, for sure, William's middle name is F., not S. Mary Ruth, not Ruth Stevenson. Hold for stufy
Wm F Stevenson Head M 35 Canada Eng
Mary Ruth Stevenson Wife F 27 Missouri
Francis Wm Stevenson Son M 1 Michigan
Florance Merriman Sister-in-law F 20 Illinois Source



Cemetery for a Mary Ruth Stevenson St Clair. No husband listed

Wife of Victor & son
Pearl E. Merryman
Name Pearl E. Merryman [looks like a match to the Draft card]
Residence Kansas Ward 4, Jackson, Missouri, United States
Gender Female Age 29
Birth Year (est.) 1881 Birth Place Illinois
Relationship to Head of House Wife
Ethnicity American
Race White
Marital Status Married
Father's Birth Place Illinois
Mother's Birth Place Illinois

1910 Census
Name Pearl E. Merryman
Residence Kansas Ward 4, Jackson, Missouri, United States
Gender Female Age 29
Birth Year (est.) 1881 Birth Place Illinois
Relationship to Head of House Wife
Ethnicity American Race White
Marital Status Married
Father's Birth Place Illinois Mother's Birth Place Illinois
Victor H. Merryman Head 34 Source


1920 Census
V. H. Merryman Head 45
Pearl Merryman Wife 39
Reid Merryman Son 14

1934 Proceedings - Grand Lodge of Missouri (Masons). 1934 Proceedings - publishing issuu.com/momason/docs/gl_proceedings_1934 Mar 26, 2012 - 316, reimbursement for payments made to Victor H. Merryman through 1932, 1933 and 1934 . $ 65.16 10,500.00 55.00 30.00 15.00 405.00 ... Source

Victor H. Merryman Find A Grave Index
Name: Victor H. Merryman
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1934
Event Place: Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States of America
Birth Date: 11 Feb 1875
Death Date: 09 Jun 1934 Affiliate Record Identifier: 88519677
Cemetery: Mount Moriah Cemetery Source 1,

FINDAGRAVE listing Victor H. Merryman, his wife and son.
Son of Victor H. and Anna "Ann" Caroline Carson
Reid V. Merryman 1906-1990 Posted by Wanda Reece Source
Child 2: Baby Merryman b./d. 1910

Found same info on Ancestry. The Merrymans and Rathbuns match.
Name: Victor H. Merryman with exact b./d, dates and places based on above.
Birth: 11 Feb 1875 - Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Death: 9 Jun 1934 - Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Other: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Ancestry.com Source Sec. 7

Name: V H Merryman
Spouse: Pearl Merryman Birth: abt 1875 - Missouri
Residence: 1920 - city, Jackson, Missouri Line 16 (see above)

Reid
1910 Census

1920 Census

Birth Year (Estimated): 1906 Birthplace: Missouri
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
V H Merryman Head M 45 Missouri
Pearl Merryman Wife F 39 Illinois
Reid Merryman Son M 14 Missouri
District: 235 , Sheet Number and Letter: 13A , Household ID: 324 , Line Number: 33 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) ,
Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1820929 , Digital Folder Number: 004313123 , Image Number: 01058 Source

Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012 Birth, Marriage & Death
Name: Reid Merryman Spouse: Anna Carson Marriage: 24 Dec 1928 Ancestry.com Source

United States Census, 1930
Name: Reid Merryman
...Event Place: Palisades Park, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 24 Marital Status: Married
Race: White Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906 Birthplace: Missouri
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Reid Merryman Head M 24 Missouri
Annie Merryman Wife F 21 Indiana [b. Abt. 1909]
Lynne Merryman Daughter F 0 New Jersey
[b. 1930]
District: 0191 , Sheet Number and Letter: 10A , Household ID: 302 , Line Number: 5 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T626 , Affiliate Film Number: 1315 , GS Film number: 2341050 , Digital Folder Number: 004660852 , Image Number: 00729 Source

1940 CENSUS
Name: Reid Merryman
Spouse: Anna Merryman Birth: abt 1906 - Misouri
Residence: 1935 - Teaneck, Bergen, New Jersey





We now have two children, Lynne and Lyle
First Name: Reid
Last Name: Merryman
Age at Time of Census: 34
...Est. Birth Year: 1906 Birth Location: Missouri Map(Across the Hudson River from the Bronx)
Enumeration District: 2-346
Residence: Teaneck Township, Bergen, NJ
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Other People in Household:
Anna Merryman 31 yrs, Female
Lynne Merryman 10 yrs, Female [b. 1930]
Lyle Merryman 3 yrs, Male
[b. Abt. 1937]
Marital Status: Married
Language: English
Genealogical Society Number: 005461973 NARA Publication Number: T627 NARA Microfilm Roll Number: 2315 Line Number: 40 Sheet: A Sheet Number: 5

Family Paragraph
John & Ruth Merryman had Victor,
Victor married Pearl. Victor and Pearl had Reid Merryman.
Reid married Anna "Ann" Caroline Carson,
had a daughter named Lynne Merryman. She married Living TINGLEY Source
Their 2nd child was Lyle.

Will have to look at what it takes to become a Professional Genealogist. Man, am I good!

Child _ of John W. & Ruth
Florence Merryman
b. 1880

Caleb's dau. Mary E. m. benj clark. balt. pdf says benj wells



Google found this off this search parameter. No other matches came up for the two parents, nor leaving off middle Alpha.
"Florence Merryman" and mich and ballard
Proceedings of the ... Continental Congress of the National ..., Volume 25 By Daughters of the American Revolution. Continental Congress, Google Book
Credential List Twenty-Fifth Continental Congress D.A.P/R? [DAR?]

This would match her husband and place of Marriage. Seems her descendants might?
have been connected to the daughters of the American Revolution. Speed reading this book to get to the heading above as
high-speed, there sure were a lot of Daughters back then. Florence might have been a Chaplain too, as one entry showed it.

I believe based on next clipping that this is someone else or the birthplace above is wrong; Missouri, as this says IL


Possibly John W. Merryman's family here
United States Census, 1850

Name: John W Merryman
Event Place: Ohio county, part of, Ohio, Virginia, United States
Gender: Male Age: 7 Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1843 Birthplace: Virginia
House Number: 921
Caleb Merryman M 64 Maryland
Elizabeth Merryman F 50 Pennsylvania
Nicholas P Merryman M 25 Virginia
Ruth Ann Merryman F 27 Virginia
Robert H Merryman M 20 Virginia
Samuel S Merryman M 14 Virginia
John W Merryman M 7 Virginia
Household ID: 958 , Line Number: 31 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M432 , Affiliate Film Number: 966 , GS Film Number: 444956 , Digital Folder Number: 004206388 , Image Number: 00135 Source
Image of Census Line 25

Maryland Merrymans (Keepo at ref - http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc3500/sc3520/001500/001543/pdf/mhm1915.pdf)


OLIVER SMITH
'Lineage Book, Volume 58' By Daughters of the American Revolution Source
Hold the Bus! Look who the parents were. Now either the person recording the place of birth in 1906 got it wrong, or the parents were wrong.
This looks like we not only found Henry's wife, one whole branch back. Now to try and confirm if there were any children. Since the
family letters do not mention a Flo or Florence [Update: Roy is in contact with Florence! ]
Col Moses Robinson (Wiki) Moses Robinson (March 22, 1741 – May 26, 1813) mentioned above, who later became a Vermont Govenor and Senator..
Article on Robinson
MISS JENNIE EATON CHASE 24466 Born in Platteville Wisconsin Descendant of Col Moses Robinson of Vermont Daughter of Fary Robinson Chase and Lucetta Jane McCollister his wife Granddaughter of Benjamin F Chase and Mary Fay Robinson his wife Gr granddaughter of Fay Robinson and Seraph Howe his wife Gr gr granddaughter of Moses Robinson and Mary Fay his wife Moses Robinson 1741 1813 served as colonel of militia and received the thanks of Gen Horatio Gates He was first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont and second governor of the state He was born in Hardwick Mass died in Bennington Vt Also Nos 3840 15983 23603
A Bio in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The ... By United States. Congress, Andrew R. Dodge, Betty K. Koed, led me to an older Bio here.
Moses Robinson-Town Clerk Richard G. Wood The American Archivist Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr., 1962), pp. 189-191 Published by: Society of American Archivists
One item of interest is, he was stationed at Mt. Independence in Vermont Militia fighting against Yorkers, then the Crown.
This is getting far out there, as Oliver only served under him, and may or may not ever met him personally. Moses Robinson's Grave


Source:
Moses is NOT related. Let us get back to Oliver. Stilll, helps to obtain more, as all we have is a Rank, and Vermont Militia, and possible separation before Mt. Independence. as Oliver Smith does not show up on Mt. Indepence Payroll .

John Wheatley Merryman and Emily Rathbun

Oliver Smith Rathbun and Malinda Blanchard

Benjamin Rathbun and Abigail Smith (dau. of Oliver]
Smith DNA web page on Abigails. Does not have anything. Source

Then Oliver Smith and Betsy Rood (see below)

A Betsey Rood mentioned from Conn. Different husband, #676 on page 268?
Oliver Smith, Florence MERRYMAN Ballard's Great Great Grandfather

Oliver Smith, a Revolutionary War pensioner, was b.according to his pension records, Hadley, Hampshire Co, MA 1752.
Marriage to Betsey Rood is recorded on the DAR application of Grace Walters Tracy.
Oliver resided Stamford, Bennington Co, VT 1777;
Rome, Oneida Co, NY 1797;
Murray (now Clarendon),
Orleans Co, NY, 1815
and was living there when he gave his Revolutionary War pension deposition in 1832 source
Watching Bill Paxton on Who are they? show, Roy realizes there is a detailed event probably on file with DAR done by Oliver Smith.

Oliver Smith's Travels based on above intel. It shows he was never in Connecticut, which leads me to believe he went,
and not mentioned, or the info below is a different Oliver, as the wife is different.

11. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF OLIVER SMITH, ESQUIRE LATE OF HATFIELD, MASS. DECEASED DEC. 22, 1845, n.p., n.p., n.d. circa 1920, 24pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 49400 ), $17.50
Full text online, but not public here.
Also at UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON LIBRARIES

DAR website was so convoluted, I gave up trying to research Oliver Smith there months ago. Watching Who Do You Think You Are (Lowe ep), spotted Lowe typing into a page; Ancestor Search, which I found under Library menu. Pretty silly to want a relative to be this hero or that hero (Lowe). One must start with parents and work backward to whoever it connects to, good or bad. On a sidenote, if these Celebrities view all these documents and do not request a copy of each, they are doing their families a disservice.
Results: Oliver Smith's # at DAR : Ancestor #: A106588
Results: Service: VERMONT Rank: PRIVATE under Col Robinson. No need to buy the 2 Descendants list we already HAVE it for free.
Since he was only a Private, doubt there are any stories there, unlike Officers which have more time to write, and aspirations.
Harbaugh, Adelaide Rathbun Nat'l Num: 46233 Chapter: 4069IN

Adelaide R Rathbun
Born in Wisconsin, USA on 1842. Adelaide R married Samuel Howard Harbaugh and had 3 children. She passed away on 24 Jan 1923 in New Albany, Indiana, USA.
Citation 1 Ancestry.com
This should be Florence's Aunt, as a lineage stops above Florence here. Roy's guess, it was her aunt that was probably a member if DAR that got Florence to become a member of DAR.


Moses Robinson
Florence Ballard's Oliver Smith served under Moses Robinson as a Private during Revolutionary War.

BETSY ROOD "...Hi Donna: I've seen it posted that Simeon Rood and Ruth Hawley were the parents of Betsey Rood that married Oliver Smith" Source

Betsey ROOD Smith was born Sept. 15, 1787. Report done on this lineage to a Hall.

I was barking up the wrong tree for Oliver Smith. Ours in Hadley MASS, and not the Col. in Conn.!



Mr. Hood mentioned the Pratt family was of interest. We have George Pratt married to Elizabeth's family here.
Hmm, do not recall who Mr Hood was?

Continuing on
Otis Ballard in household of Henry Ballard, "United States Census, 1920"
Name: Otis Ballard
Census Event Year: 1920, Event Place: Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States District: 61
Gender: Male
Age: 4
Race: White Race (Original): White
Can Read: Can Write:
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1916, Birthplace: Michigan
Father's Birthplace: Michigan [Henry E. Ballard ]
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois [Florence E. Merryman]
Sheet Number and Letter: 4A Household ID: 511 Line Number: 26
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625 GS Film number: 1820290 Digital Folder Number: 004300161 Image Number: 00474

U.S., WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, 1917-1918 Draft, Enlistment and Service
Name: Henry Everett Ballard
Birth: 22 Feb 1876 (Matches our Henry)
Residence: ID (Idaho) Source Entry #2

One of Henry's passenger list at age 60 in NY. Ship: Koenigstein. Another one at age 61 in New Orleans. Here he sailed in age 63 into Calif Ship: Tatuta Maru.

DRAFT Military. Looks like Henry was drafted in Idaho 1917-1918 source.

Let's look at Census' in FamilySearch.org US Federal 1790 - 1940
Married 1906

1910 Census
United States Census, 1910
Henry E Ballard
Census
1910
Port Huron Ward 1, St Clair, Michigan, United States
Male
32
Married
White
White
Head
Head
1878
Michigan
Michigan
Michigan
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Henry E Ballard Head M 32 Michigan
Florence Ballard Wife F 29 Illinois
Ruth Ballard Daughter F 2 Michigan
Russell Ballard Son M 1 Michigan
Everett Ballard Son M 1 Michigan
Ida A Siewert Servant F 19 Michigan
District: 110 , Sheet Number and Letter: 7A , Household ID: 147 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374686 , Digital Folder Number: 004330171 , Image Number: 00700
Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLTM-Q42 : accessed 20 May 2015), Henry E Ballard, Port Huron Ward 1, St Clair, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 110, sheet 7A, family 147, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,686. Source


1920 Census

United States Census, 1920
Henry Ballard
Census
1920
Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States
Male
43
Married
White
White
Head
Head
1877
Michigan
Ohio
Canada
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Ballard Head M 43 Michigan
Florence Ballard Wife F 38 Illinois
Beth Ballard Daughter F 14 Utah
Ruth Ballard Daughter F 12 Michigan
Everett Ballard Son M 11 Michigan
Russell Ballard Son M 11 Michigan
Otis Ballard Son M 4 Michigan
District: 61 , Sheet Number and Letter: 4A , Household ID: 511 , Line Number: 20 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: T625 , GS Film number: 1820290 , Digital Folder Number: 004300161 , Image Number: 00474
Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDC2-CJ2 : accessed 20 May 2015), Henry Ballard, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States; citing sheet 4A, family 511, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,290. Source



1930 Census of Henry E. Ballard found Nov 29, 2014.

Name: Henry E Ballard
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1876
Birthplace: Michigan
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: United States
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Henry E Ballard Head M 54 Michigan
Ruth E Ballard Daughter F 22 Michigan
Russell M Ballard Son M 21 Michigan
Everett V Ballard Son M 21 Michigan
Utis [Otis] E Ballard [Edward] Son M 14 Michigan

By 1924, if the Beth Roy found was Henry's dau., she would have been married by 1924. Ruth was couple years younger. How could she not know about her?
Phil who might of married this Beth died 1937, 13 years after they were married. Only solution is to find this Beth's Birth Cert, yet if adopted, she would not show as a Ballard, unless finding adoption papers.
source This would confirm middle initial of Russel and Ruth, and two new members of the family, Everett (b. 1909), and Utis (b. 1916.

Found this fellow, Don Ballard born in Nampa, Idaho. Obit. No proof of any relation. Interestingly, his sons is Everett

Everett Clifton Ballard of Anchorage?

From our third cousin Florence
"The story I have heard about Henry's railroad job was that he worked on the train and picked up the mail at various places, sorted it, and then put it out at the various stops. Later on he did a lot of driving putting together rural routes out in the country." [Henry Ballard, son of Benj. and Anna]

Henry Everett Ballard
California Death Index
Name: Henry Everett Ballard
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 22 May 1954 Event Place: Ventura, California, United States
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1876 Birthplace: Michigan
Gender: Male Father's Name: Ballard Mother's Name: Taylor Source

Mike Christopherson was so kind in detouring 2 hours to take these photos for our family.


Overhead of Visalia Cemetery







Henry Everett Ballard 1876-1954, Postal Pioneer and wife Florence WEATHERMERRY (wrong it is Merryman] Ballard 1881-1928
Visalia Cemetery, Visalia, Calif.
Courtesy of the Mike Christopherson Collection

 



1a. Beth Ballard
Daughter Beth Ballard F 14 Utah [1920 - 14 = abt. 1906]
MAJOR BREAK-THROUGH! 2 Census. After verifying that Ryan's info below was incorrect,
just found the Beth based on a document Miriam Westereng sent (see image below).
Actually Miriam's copy was probably a 4th or 5th generation Xerox copy, with most notation just blobs.
Cousin Gary allowed me to copy 150 documents Hank had a long time ago, which is online.
One set of pages is this 8 page family outline probably from Sig.
It is still hard to read some of it, as Anna's husband's name has faded away. Someone marked the child
that died, Richard. William Stewart Taylor's only boy. Almost nobody knew about him. The Hearn family did,
and perhaps this is from them? Passed down to Keith Hearn. The following record confirms the names I had below!
The whole family is living in Idaho in 1920

Florence would know if her mother Ruth had a sister. I believe the census is WRONG. Lousy Ancestry.com once again has locked up the census image. I believe Beth was someone else.

Beth Ballard in household of Henry Ballard, "United States Census, 1920"
Name: Beth Ballard
Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States District: 61
Gender: Female
Age: 14
Marital Status: Single
Race: White Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Birthplace: Utah
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Sheet Number and Letter: 4A
Household ID: 511
Line Number: 22
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625 GS Film number: 1820290 Digital Folder Number: 004300161 Image Number: 00474
Household | Gender | Age | Birthplace
Head Henry Ballard M 43 Michigan
Wife Florence Ballard F 38 Illinois
Daughter Beth Ballard F 14 Utah [1906]
Daughter Ruth Ballard F 12 Michigan [1908]
Son Everett Ballard M 11 Michigan [b. 1909]
Son Russell Ballard M 11 Michigan [twins?]
Son Otis Ballard M 4 Michigan
[1916]
Source: "United States Census, 1920," index and images,
FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDC2-CJG : accessed 21 Apr 2014),
Beth Ballard in household of Henry Ballard, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States;
citing sheet 4A, family 511, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820290.

Name: Phil C Faris
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 10 Jun 1924
Event Place: Canyon, Idaho
Spouse's Name: Beth Ballard Source and Image of Record
If this is the same Beth? if born 1906 she would be 18 in 1924. Henry passed away in 1954, so why was he not at this wedding?

Marriage Certificate for a Beth Ballard with mother named Florence E. Ballard.
Citation:"Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3RB-39V : accessed 11 May 2015),
Phil C Faris and Beth Ballard, 10 Jun 1924; citing Canyon, Idaho, county courthouses, Idaho; FHL microfilm 1,255,608. Source
Amother clue to reserach is witness two, A.C. Faris, which shows below as Albert. How many Florence E. Ballards could be in Nampha?

Philip Clark Faris, born 1901 Philip Clark Faris was born on month day 1901, to Alfred Campbell Faris and Martha Della Faris (born Tippin).
Alfred was born on September 6 1868, in Clarinda, Page, IA. Martha was born on August 5 1873. Philip had 4 siblings: Albert Fred Faris and 3 other siblings. Philip passed away.
Phil married Beth Faris [see above - Ballard]. Phil lived in 1937, at address, Idaho. Phil passed away on month day 1937, at age 36 at death place, Utah.
He was buried at burial place, Idaho.

what is the county for Nampa Idaho?
Canyon County Nampa, County

Found Phil's death certificate showing he died mid-30's in Salt Lake City https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11928-38533-50?cc=1747615
The parents match above records. has lots of details.

Nothing comes up for Phil C. Faris in Salt Lake. Going back to Nampa, found his Burial place, along with his parents at Kohler Lawn Cemetery, Idaho
Address 524 6th Street North Nampa, Canyon, Idaho United States


Also looking to this fellow born in Nampa, Idaho in 1926. 6 years after census above. Could he be related? Many family live 30 mins from me.



Possible Beth did not live to adulthood, since Florence does not mention her?
From Florence, Henry's Great Grand daughter via E-Mail on 27 APR 2015
"I do remember him [Henry Ballard] but he was older and nothing to connect with.
My other grandfather, Herman, lived in a one bedroom house which was built on the same property in the back....redacted.

Fount this record for an Audrey Beth Ballard 1954. Hold. Source

Cannot find a Birth Record for a Beth born abt 1906 in Utah

Found a birth reference of Beth b. S. Dakota 1906
Beth Faris in the 1940 Census View Actual Record Or find other results in the 1940 census for Beth Faris Age 34, born abt 1906 Birthplace South Dakota
Gender Female Race White Home in 1940 703 8th Ave Street Nampa, Canyon, Idaho Household Members Age Head Beth Faris 34 Mother-in-law Marthe Faris 66
Son Philip Faris 15 Son Teddy Faris 9

Teddy Faris in the 1940 Census
First Name: Teddy Last Name: Faris
Age at Time of Census: 9 Gender: Male Race: White Ethnicity: American
Est. Birth Year: 1931 Birth Location: Idaho
Enumeration District: 14-25
Residence: Ward 3, Nampa, Young Nampa Election Precinct, Canyon, ID
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Other People in Household: Beth Faris 34 yrs,
Female Martha Faris 66 yrs,
Female Philip Faris 15 yrs, Male

CHILDREN OF HENRY & FLORENCE nee MERRYMAN BALLARD
1.b. Ruth E. Ballard [Acording to Florence, there was no older sister named Beth]
Daughter Ruth Ballard F 12 Michigan [1920 - 12 = 1908]
Update: Hope to add more here on Ruth.

Ruth's 1910 Census shows they were living at Port Huron Ward 1, St Clair, Michigan, US,
with a Servant; Ida A Siewert, F, 19, Michigan.

Portion of 7-8 page document from Jane Hearn
Shows Anna son as Henry Ballard, with a daughter as possibly Ruth who married a Charles,
and a grand daughter Florence, probably named after Florence Merryman.
Update: FEB ,
Courtesy of the Hank Christopherson Collection from his son and daughter-in-law Roy is now in contact with Ruth's daughter, and grand daughter of
Henry & Florence Ballard, and, G. Grand dau. of Benj. Everett. & Anna TAYLOR Ballard!

Here is Ruth's 1920 Census https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDC2-CJP

Found a Ruth Evelyn Ballard, no DOB died 1996 source.


Ruth E [Achterberg-]Thias
Ruth Ballard was born on _____ at ___. Died _____ at ____. Burial at sea.
Roy located Ruth's daughter living on the east coast.
Update: APR 14, 2015: Florence is sending photos of her grandparents Henry and Florence Ballard. How cool is that! Will ask if we could post and credit them here.
Told Karol it was better than Christmas. My 2-3 years of putting all this together has reunited our Taylor families.
Florence loaned Roy two photos to scan, which are posted at our private CSES Group on facebook. One of Florence in graduation day with her GF Henry Ballard,
and another of her GM Florence Ballard and baby carriage.

With more information supplied by our newly found 3rd cousin, Florence, found more info on Ruth who died at Sea.

United States Social Security Death Index
Age: 97
Given Name: Ruth
Middle Name: E
Surname: Thias
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1907
State: California
Last Place of Residence: Broward, Florida
Previous Residence Postal Code: 33060
Event Date: 01 Feb 2004 Source

First Name: Ruth Middle Initial: E Last Name: Thias
Birth Date: 1907-08-10 Death Date: 2004-02-01
Last Residence ZIP: 33060 (Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida)
Birth Month: 08 Birth Day: 10 Birth Year: 1907
Death Month: 02 Death Day: 01 Death Year: 2004
SSN: redacted State of SSN Issue: New Mexico


IMG_8058_SCAN
Click to enlarge
Photo of Henry and Florence's daughter, Ruth Ballard
Courtesy of Florence Achterberg Collection

Searches on Charles Achtenberg and Ruth/Ruth Ballard Spouse Charles go nowhere on Google or family search

This looks interesting because Charles last name is not readable in source above.
Looking at an image of the census below, looks like his name is spelled with a p instead of a b.
Yet if the census taker mispelled the name, this might be a match.

United States Census, 1940

Name: Ruth Achterperg [Achterberg] B not a p
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Visalia Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 32 [1908] [match]
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Birthplace: Michigan [match]
Birth Year (Estimated): 1908
Last Place of Residence: Same House
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Charles Achterperg Head M 50 Iowa
Ruth Achterperg [Achterberg] Wife F 32 Michigan
Florence Achterperg Daughter F 7 California [1933]
Herman Achterperg Father M 78 Germany [1862]

District: 54-88 , Family Number: 285 , Sheet Number and Letter: 14A , Line Number: 20 , Affiliate Publication Number: T627 ,
Affiliate Film Number: 361 , Digital Folder Number: 005456442 , Image Number: 00608 Source

Examining the actual image of the census, it is Charles Achterperg with a P, not a B!
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27794-1868-35?cc=2000219
So all following info is wrong or census taker wrote it wrong.
Here is a matching fathers first name and birthdate of 1862 Source
Census Bureau's designation of the Visalia-Porterville Metropolitan Area.
The California USGenWeb Project Source

Found

OBIT?
Surname Given Name Age Year Date(s) Paper
ACHTERBERG CHARLES 57 1946 APR 22, 24 PER

Strange
Berkeley Daily Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1904, Berkeley, California
-Visalia Delta. Edward Wall, editor of the Highland Messenger, a paper published near San Bernardino,
has returned south after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard

Could this be Ruth's husband?
Charlie Karl Achterberg B.1889 - d. 1946 source Tulare County, not Visalia, yet same location

Cool, think I found them based on a Herman from census above.

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY  Terra Bella, Tulare County, California      
ACHTERBERG Anna Freda b 27 Nov 1890 d 8 Nov 1970 A-2-7 bur 12 Nov 1970 headstone
ACHTERBERG Bertha Johanna Augusta 1900-1919 d 20 Jan 1919 A-2-5 age 18 bur 22 Jan 1919 headstone
ACHTERBERG Charlie Karl 1889-1946 d 18 Apr 1946 A-2-6 age 56 bur 23 Apr 1946 headstone
ACHTERBERG Herman [Possibly Father] 1862-1944 d 22 Jun 1944 A-2-3 age 82 bur 26 Jun 1944 headstone
ACHTERBERG Michael Roland inf son of b & d 1 Jun 1963 A-2-8 Mr & Mrs Rolland Achterberg
bur 4 Jun 1963 headstone
ACHTERBERG Minnie Wilhelmina [Possibly Charles mother-UPDATE: His 2nd wife] 1874-1930 d 23 Apr 1930 A-2-4 age 55 bur 25 Apr 1930 headstone
(cousin Florence said her
paternal GM was Karolina. Minni is Charles 2nd wife.
You looked up GM Karolina Achterberg, Herman's first wife. Firstly, I don't know if that is the corect spelling. Herman came with his
mother from Stettin, Germany, in 1860, fresh out of (high) school to join the rest of the family already in the US. As time went by
Herman married and had 9 children. My father was born on July 19, 1889 in Storm Lake Iowa. Anna was first and then Charlie
the oldest son in 1889. Evidently Karolina died (there?) because Herman
married a Minnie and she is buried with him in Terra Bella, a town near Visalia. That's all I know
. from Florence
George Emil is a son of Herman and Minnie source.

Possibly Charles parents?
Herman Achterberg Head M 65 Germany Minnie Achterberg Wife F 55 Germany [2nd wife?] George E Achterberg Son M 20 South Dakota
Albert B Achterberg Son M 15 California Held Wiley Grandson M 13 California Source
Eight graves at Findagrave.com
Findagrave of matching birth and Tulare Source


In census above, states Charles was 50 yrs old in 1940 = b.1890, which would match above, and his wife born MI.
Herman above might be his father, and son in census might be named after his GF?
Charles parents might have been from MI. [this makes me wonder-Obit on an Authur Achterberg-2015: yet see no connection why I posted this?]
There is no Ruth Achterberg buried next to above Charles.
Update: Florence, dau. stated on May 12, 2015 "My paternal GM is Karolina, not Minnie(2nd wife) . I would guess Karolina was buried in Storm Lake Iowa before they went to
California"
Spouse1: Name: Karolina (Ruth's mother)
Following does not appear to be related!!!
Name: Karolina Krakel Achterberg Maiden Name: Krakel Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1958 Event Place: Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America Photograph
Included: Yes Birth Date: 11 Oct 1867 Death Date: 14 Aug 1958 Affiliate Record Identifier: 81584836 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery
Source: Findagrave
Married to a Fred, not Charles, so this is a non-related.

Spouse2: Name: Minnie Wilhelmina Achterberg
Spouse: Herman Achterberg Birth: 1874 Death: 23 Apr 1930 Other: Terra Bella, Tulare County, California, USA

CONTESTANT #1
Ruth Ballard married a 2nd time to Frank Thias. Could this be him?
FRANK THIAS redacted June 1, 1898 August 15, 1987, 89 years CA 95688 (Vacaville, Solano County)?

Frank Thias United States Social Security Death Index Age: 89 Given Name: Frank Surname: Thias Birth Date: 01 Jun 1898 State: Missouri Last Place of Residence: Solano,
California Previous Residence Postal Code: 95688 Event Date: 15 Aug 1987 source

Birthplace: Other Country Gender: Male Mother's Name: Lonse

Frank Thias United States Public Records Name: Frank Thias Residence Date: 02 Feb 1991-01 Jun 1996 Residence Place: Vacaville, California, United States Address:
199 Lassen Cir Address Continued: Vacaville, California 95687 Record Number: 748416792

CONTESTANT #2
Frank Thias in the 1940 Census Age 41, born abt 1899 Birthplace Germany Gender Male Race White Home in 1940 1243 Jackson Street San Francisco, San Francisco,
California Household Members Age Head Otto Dittman 44 Lodger Frank Thias 41 Lodger Carlton Fletcher 50 Lodger Louis Padilla 60 Lodger Geo Ellison 61 source

Six were from Northern California: Helen Rudy, Al Schmitz and Frank Thias of San Francisco, Walter Don- aghho of Sacramento and Al Mahcr and Jane Tucker of Palo Alto....
We were about halfway down the gorge when we re- alized that no one would make the mountain that day. Wc stopped to discuss the prospects. Five turned back under the
leadership of Frank Thias.? source

1ba. Florence Daughter of Ruth Ballard Achterberg and Charles. This comes back to Mother being a Ballard.

Name: Florence Carolyn Achterberg
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 12 Sep 1932
Event Place: Tulare, California, United States
Gender: Female
Mother's Name: Ballard

 

Found public records with Florence's address and PH matching the SEPT 12 birthdate. Wrote her a Snail Mail.
Feb 22, she wrote back confirming I have the right florence, the only grand daughter of Henry & Florence Ballard. so deleting the records. Also sent FaceBook Friend request and email.
Same birthdate as above, Sept 12
hit BINGO! A connection!


California Births, 1905 - 1995
Florence Carolyn Achterberg, born 1932 Florence Carolyn Achterberg was born on month day 1932, at birth place, California, to Ballard.
Source

Might be Herman's Minnie? at FindAgrave
Roy is mailing a letter to the FL address. UPDATE: Florence replied with a letter CONFIRMING she is the one I have been seeking!
Florence Achterberg is now connected with Roy. Florence remembered Kay Christopherson, who had a big family. His backyard overlooked the Aptos Jr. High School. He was a cousin of her mother, Florence. Kay helped her parents find a rental home in San Francisco when they had to move because of the war, and his father could not work because of lack of parts. Charles went to work in the ship yards. Florence would stop by and visit Roy's grandparents on the way from school to home. She said Eileen had a "pretty voice"

CHILDREN OF HENRY & FLORENCE nee MERRYMAN BALLARD
1.c. Everett V Ballard
1910 Census he is 1 yr olf living with parents at Port Huron Ward 1, St Clair, Michigan, United States
Everett and 1d. Russell were twins [4]


IMG_8052_SCAN
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Photo of possibly Benjamin Ballard, Henry and Florence's daughter, Ruth Ballard, and brothers, Everett, and Russell
Courtesy of Florence Achterberg Collection

Son Everett Ballard M 11 Michigan [1920 - 11 = 1909]
Everett's 1920 Census

 

1930 Census states Everett V was living with parents Source

United States Census, 1940
Name: Everett V Ballard
Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940, Event Place: Ward 3, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo City, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Gender: Male, Age: 31 Marital Status: Single, Race (Original): White, Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Patient Relationship to Head of Household: Patient (redacted)
Birthplace: Michigan Birth Year (Estimated): 1909 Last Place of Residence: Visalia, California District: 39-30 , Sheet Number and Letter: 1B , Line Number: 63 ,
Affiliate Publication Number: T627 , Affiliate Film Number: 1771 , Digital Folder Number: 005461633 , Image Number: 00433
This shows he was single in 1940, age 31 living in Kalamazoo MI

1980
Name: Everett V Ballard
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 23 Aug 1980
Event Place: San Francisco, California
Gender: Male Age: 71 Birth Year (Estimated): 1909
Spouse's Name: Lydia M Thames
Spouse's Age: 77
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1903 Source

She has no other records at Familysearch. There is same name in Sacramento in 2007.
Think I found her death notice
Lydia M Talley
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 13 Oct 1992
Event Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1903 (matches above)
Birthplace: Mississippi
Gender: Female
Source

Citation 2
Name: Everett V Ballard Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 23 Aug 1980 Event Place: San Francisco, California Gender: Male Age: 71 Birth Year (Estimated): 1909 Spouse's Name: Lydia M Talley Spouse's Age: 77 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1903 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6FN-2P4

Name: Everett V Ballard
Residence Date: 02 Feb 1991-01 Jan 2004
Residence Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1908 Phone Number: (415) 334-6988
Phone Number Recorded Date: 01 Jan 2004
Address: 1150 Silver Ave Address Continued: San Francisco, California 94134 (MAP) At Silver & Dartmouth.
Possible Relatives: Lydia M Ballard Record Number: 736254188 Source
"United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFW-3VGR : accessed 25 April 2015), Everett V Ballard,

Social Security Number: ***-**-2227 Source
Lydia M Ballard was born on Monday, April 27th, 1903 and died on Tuesday, October 13th, 1992 at the age of 89.
Lydia is a member of the Ballard Family. LYDIA 's last known place of residence was 94134
Found exact SSN on file - see Doc_Ballard_Lydia_02.2014

An Everett Ballard of Santa Rosa...Related?

Everett v Ballard (1908 - 1990) was born on October 12, 1908. He was born into the Ballard family.
He died on December 28, 1990 at 82 years of age.
Everett v Ballard's last known residence is at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
This record of Everett v Ballard comes from the United States Social Security Death Index. Source

Everett V Ballard
United States Social Security Death Index
Age: 82
Given Name: Everett Middle Name: V Surname: Ballard
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1908, State: Michigan
Last Place of Residence: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Previous Residence Postal Code: 94134
Event Date: 28 Dec 1990 Source

Citation 2
Everett Ballard California Death Index Name: Everett Ballard Event Type: Death Event Date: 28 Dec 1990 Event Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1908 Birthplace: Michigan Gender: Male Mother's Name: Merryman Source

A Ballard, Everett Number. Not much use.

This shows a pension for a Mrs. E. V. Ballard in MS Source

Burial: He does not show up in Visalia cemetery Search engine.
Trying various spellings on both yields no more findings. It is a trip that Roy could have crossed paths with Edward in SF and not even known we were related.
Do not believe Hank knew of him. Wish I knew he was in SF a couple years ago when I could have asked Hank.
3rd cousin Florence emailed saying he was buried in SSF with his wife.
Let's see, Everett died in 1990 age 82, Lydia died 1992 age 89, so perhaps Mara was his 1st wife, not second?

BALLARD, EVERETT V. was
born 12 October 1908,
received Social Security number 371-10-3804 (indicating Michigan) and,
Death Master File says, died 28 December 1990 Source

#1
They are not buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Regarding Everett V. Ballard, Mara Ballard and Lydia M. Talley. I checked our records and unfortunately I wasn't able to locate any of the names you gave me. If you have any further information that you would like to provide feel free to respond via email or call the number listed below.
Sincerely, Veronica Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant, Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home

#2 Pending

1.d. Russell M. Ballard
Son Russell Ballard M 11 Michigan [1920 - 11 = 1909]
Russell's 1920 Census
I believe I have traced Russell being in Sacramento, Calif. in 1940
Source for Middle Initial
This is NOT our Russell

1940 Census (shows NY)
Name: Russell M Ballard
Birth: abt 1909 - Michigan
Residence: 1935 - New York, New York
Residence: Sacramento, Sacramento, California
Nothing more shows up on Google

This shows he was a border living alone age 31 in SAC source

Found a 1940 Census (Area B, Sacramento, Sacramento Judicial Township, Sacramento)
with Henry E Ballard Lodger M 64 Michigan, and Russell M Ballard. The data seems to match Henry (source)
Note Russell's middle initial as 'M'. This could give a lead.

1.e. Otis Ballard [Edward Otis]
Son Otis Ballard M 4 Michigan [1920 - 4 = Abt. 1916]
Otis's 1920 Census
Child 1.e Otis Edward or Edward Otis Ballard
From records below we know
Born 1916 or May 19, 1915.
Married Luella Maher Mckim on 22 Jan 1949 in LA
They were Divorced November 1970 [married 21 yrs]
Died 01 May 1985 San Diego, possibly Cardiff by the Sea (Wiki), San Diego County, California 92007.

Marriage 1, Henry Ballard in entry for Edward Otis Ballard and Luella Maher Mckim,
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Name: Edward Otis Ballard
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 22 Jan 1949
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Birth Year (Estimated): 1916
Father's Name: Henry Ballard
Mother's Name: Florence E Merryman [Matches our data]
Spouse's Name: Luella Maher Mckim
Spouse's Age: 45
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1904
Spouse's Father's Name: Edwin M Maher
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah E Javis
Page: 138 GS Film number: 2116982 Digital Folder Number: 005698883 Image Number: 02230
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8KB-NXV
Image of Record: Yes
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8KB-NXV :
accessed 29 Dec 2013), Henry Ballard in entry for Edward Otis Ballard and Luella Maher Mckim, 1949.

Edward O Ballard, "California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984"
Name: Luella E Maher
Event Type: Divorce
Event Date: Nov 1970 [married 21 years]
Event Place: Los Angeles City, California
Spouse's Name: Edward O Ballard

Here is a possible location (grave yard-Minnesota, USA) for a Luella M Ballard. Data incomplete
Here is a possible location (Iowa, USA) for a Luella F Ballard Source

Edward Otis Ballard, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"
Name: Edward Otis Ballard, Event Type: Death, Event Date: 01 May 1985, Event Place: San Diego,
California, United States, Birth Date: 19 May 1915, Birthplace: Michigan, Gender, Mother's Name: Merryman
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGP9-HJ4
Image of Record: No
"California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGP9-HJ4 : accessed 29 Dec 2013), Edward Otis Ballard, 1985.

Edward Otis Ballard, 1915-1985 Edward Otis Ballard was born on month day 1915, at birth place, Michigan, to Merryman.
Edward passed away on month day 1985, at age 69 at death place, California. Source

Check this name
Daniel Otis Ballard, "United States Census, 1940" Wyoming Source If 1874 then not related.

A possible match for Luella Ballard's grave in Iowa b. 1904 d. 1973
Obit for Daniel which shows he was not related

Found this
Edward Ballard 1915 - 1985 was a member of the Ballard family.
Edward was born on May 19, 1915.
Edward died on May 1985 at 69 years old.
Edward Ballard's last known residence is at Cardiff by the Sea (Wiki), San Diego County, California 92007. Source
See no records for children. Move onto another sibling
According to Florence, they had no children [4]

Marriage 2, Edward Otis Ballard and Georgett WYNN
According to Florence, Georgette had a son [probably from a previous marriage]. His name is Living Wynn in Las Vegas
Found lead all thanks to Florence [4]
Edward O Ballard mentioned in the record of Edward O Ballard and Georgett L Wynne
Name: Georgett L Wynne
Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 30 Jun 1971 Event Place: San Diego City, California
Gender: Female
Age: 51 Birth Year (Estimated): 1920
Spouse's Name: Edward O Ballard Spouse's Age: 56 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1915
"California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6KF-FDN : accessed 28 February 2015),
Edward O Ballard and Georgett L Wynne, 30 Jun 1971; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," Ancestry; citing San Diego City, California,
Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
'No Image' Source

San Diego County Marriage Records
Name: Edward O'Ballard Name: Georgett L Wynne Date: 30 Jun 1971 Groom Age: 51 Bride Age: 56 State: CA
Source

Has lived in: Carmel, CA, Angwin, CA, Cardiff by the Sea, CA [Last matches Edward's last location]

Hmm, wondering outloud...http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0944036/

The Empath in me tells me that this is the son of Georgett L. Wynne and _____ Wynne, which might make him step-son of Edward Otis Ballard?
JONATHAN WYNNE
Born: March 7, 1947 in Los Angeles, California
Film Credits 1978 Thank God It's Friday (Performer), 1973 Room 222 (Performer), 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar (Performer), 1968 Finian's Rainbow (Performer),
1967 The Ballad of Josie (Performer)

Theatre Credits Hello, Dolly! - Performer (November 6, 1975 - December 28, 1975)
His Handwritten Resume
It appears he was in a few plays, TV and movies over course of a decade and perhaps dropped out changing careers, or met with an accident or something.
See what Florence says...pending.

Child 2 - Baby Ballard
B. Evart Ballard in entry for Ballard, "Michigan, Births, 1867-1902"
Name: Ballard
Birth Date: 31 May 1882 Still Born
Birthplace: Winterfield, Clare Co., Michigan

Gender: Female Race (Original): w
Father's Name: B. Evart Ballard Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Anna Ballard Mother's Birthplace: Canada
[Date of record: May 24, 1883]
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ4B-R5L
Image: Line 4
GS Film number: 2320692 Digital Folder Number: 4207032 Image Number: 135 Frame Number: Reference ID: item 2 p 41 rn 4
"Michigan, Births, 1867-1902," index and images,
FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ4B-R5L : accessed 29 Dec 2013), B. Evart Ballard in entry for Ballard, 31 May 1882.

Child 3 - Baby Ballard

Benj. Everett Ballard in entry for Ballard, "Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
Name: Ballard
Gender: Female
Burial Date: Burial Place:
Death Date: 10 Sep 1884 Death Place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
Age: 0 [Image below shows she died at 4 hours old]
Birth Date: 1884 Birthplace: Lansing, Mich. Occupation:
None Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Benj. Everett Ballard
Mother's Name: Anna Taylor Ballard Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B53299-9 System Origin: Michigan-EASy GS Film number: 975644 Reference ID: v 1 p 209
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHNT-F6V
"Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995," index,
FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHNT-F6V : accessed 29 Dec 2013), Benj. Everett Ballard in entry for Ballard, 10 Sep 1884.
This record has image attached, yet less info. Wow, this must have been hard on them.
They lost the baby at 4 hours old on Sept 10, 1884, Line 2487




GEN 1 - Appleton Ballard
www.Balcro.com has the best genealogy on the family. See section 26 on Ballard Family. Direct link.
This one document along with all the other facts on this page connects the dots to Appleton.
Appleton Ballard in entry for Benjamin Everett Ballard, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
Name: Benjamin Everett Ballard
Titles and Terms: Name Prefix:
Event Date: 17 Dec 1917
Event Place: Nampa, Canyon, Idaho
Gender: Male
Race (Original): white Race: White
Age: 71
Birth Year (Estimated):
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1846, Birthplace: Ohio
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: Appleton Ballard
Father's Titles and Terms: Father's Name Prefix:
Father's Birthplace: Vermont
Mother's Name: Euphemia Ellenwood [incorrect sp]
Mother's Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Cemetery: Kohlerlawn Cem, Burial Place: Burial Date: 18 Dec 1917 Funeral Home
GS Film number: 1509303, Reference ID: #19692A
Name/Sex/Age/Birthplace
Appleton Ballard M 60 Vermont
Epiphene Ballard F 60 Nova Scotia
Everet Ballard M 24 Ohio [Should be B. Everett]
Anna Ballard F 21 Michigan [Everett's sister confused me at first. Ues, his sister is Anna, a VERY interesting woman, and his wife is Anna]
Sarah Ballard F 18 Michigan
Alice Ballard F 16 Michigan
Alice Gratton F 18 Michigan
Source: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLY1-55M
Image: This certificate is already posted at Everetts Grave marker above at findagrave, or view it here at familysearch
"Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937," index and images,
FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLY1-55M : accessed 29 Dec 2013),
Appleton Ballard in entry for Benjamin Everett Ballard, 17 Dec 1917.

Appleton BALLARD was born on month day 1809, at birth place, Vermont, to Frederick BALLARD and Sindenia Achsah BALLARD (born Everett).
Frederick was born on July 17 1780, in New London, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Sindenia was born on February 18 1784, in New London, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Appleton had 9 siblings:
Daniel BALLARD, Lydia BALLARD and 7 other siblings.

Appleton Ballard married Epiphene nee Ellenwood on month day 1830, at age 21 at marriage place, Vermont. Epiphene was born on September 9 1809, in Liverpool, Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada.
They had 10 children: James Allen BALLARD, Sindenia Achsah Topping (born BALLARD) and 8 other children.
Appleton passed away on month day 1885, at age 76 at death place, Michigan. Source

"On April 3, 1813, [Captain] Benjamin [Ellenwood] succeeded Thomas Freeman in charge of the privately armed schooner "Retaliation". By July he had brought in nine prizes, besides those which he had driven ashore." Source Balcro.com
Canadian Privateer Vessels in the War of 1812 Source
List of ships: Retaliation Liverpool 1813 [which is mentioned above as being under Capt Benj Ellenwood's command in war of 1812. [No image of ship]
Sources: "The Fortunes of War" by Faye Kert, MA Thesis Carleton University (1986) and Under the Red Jack by C.H.J. Snider (1928).

Upon organization of the U.S. Navy in 1798, Bainbridge's reputation for bravery and intelligence earned him command of the schooner Retaliation, with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. That same year, during diplomatic difficulties with France, his ship was captured and he was imprisoned briefly. When the Retaliation returned to the United States it carried a number of American prisoners who had obtained their liberty because of Bainbridge's relationship with the Governor of Guadeloupe. This accomplishment gained him a promotion to the rank of Master-Commandant and command of the brig Norfolk. Source
Previously French privateer schooner 'Magicienne' (1798)
1798/07/30 Purchased for the American Navy
107; complement 76; armament 14 guns
Her crew was then discharged and the schooner was sold on 29 November 1799 to Thomas and Peter Mackie.Source

Ballard, Appleton, d. 10/26/1885, 76yrs 3m 26d, Sec D
Ballard, Epephene Ellenwood, b. 9/9/1869, d. 3/31/1882

Children of Appleton Ballard married Epiphene nee Ellenwood
1. James Allen Ballard
Full descriptions are available at http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html

2. Sindenia A. Ballard
See http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html for more

3. David E. Ballard

IMG_8042_SCAN, David E. Ballard, Photo Courtesy of the Florence Achterberg Collection
Another notable brother was DAVID E. BALLARD is [was] living retired at Washington, Kansas.

4. Henry D. Ballard
See what Anna's husband may have looked like
Here is a photo of Bejamin's brother, Henry
Henry D. Ballard
"Carte de visite thumb print view of a young gentleman, Henry D. Ballard. He is wearing a dark suit, vest, and polka dot bow tie, and has a beard with no moustache. Possibly taken while on leave to marry Elizabeth Knapp. Henry D. Ballard was born January 8, 1839 (not 1842 as written on the back) in Sparta, Morrow County, Ohio. He moved with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Appleton Ballard, to Lansing, Michigan in 1848. On October 15, 1861 he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Regiment Berdan’s U.S. Sharpshooters, at Lansing, MI. He gave his residence as Ingham County, MI. He was wounded in action on May 4, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA. After recouperating from his wound he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps (Invalid Corps) on February 15, 1864 and discharged on October 31, 1864. His copy of U.S. Infantry Tactics is in the Archives’ Rare Book Collection, Acc. # 1887, and possibly his rifle is in the collection. He received a pension for the wound recieved to the shoulder. He was married to Elizabeth G. Knapp in Oshkosh on December 29, 1864. The Ballard’s had two daughters: Ruby E. Balllard Alexander and Lora E. Ballard Germanson (a foster daughter). He owned a small farm in Algoma and was a market gardner. He died August 27, 1917. She died on October 22, 1917."
Source
"...Henry D. Ballard was born January 8, 1839 (not 1842 as written on the back) in Sparta, Morrow County, Ohio. He moved with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Appleton Ballard, to Lansing, Michigan in 1848. On October 15, 1861 he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Regiment Berdan’s U.S. Sharpshooters, at Lansing, MI. He gave his residence as Ingham County, MI. ..."
File Ref.: HL_WEB_0165_Henry D. Ballard

Search on Ruby E. Alexander:
Publication: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin Issue Date: Thursday, September 6, 1917
Will Filed in Probate Court Is Marked By I'nuiuiil Condition of Absence of Any Claims. An Interesting sidelight upon the upright character and methodical busi-ness system of the late Henry D. Bai lard [Ballard], pioneer citizen and civil war veteran, who passed away at his home in this city August 27, is shown by his last will and testament, which has just been admitted to probate by the county court. In the first paragraph of this testamentary instrument, which was executed November 17, 1916. Mr. Ballard wrote "I desire to state for the benefit of my executrix that 1 have no debts, that the same are paid daily by me, that I can say that I owe no man anything." Mrs Ruby E. Alexander, daughter of the testator, was named in the will as executrix and she has been appointed as such by the court without being required to give bonds, as requested by the testator. Mr. Ballard directed that all of his 'property, real and personal should go to his wife. Mrs. Elizabeth G. Ballard. she to have the use and income thereof during her lifetime After her death what remains is to be assigned in accordance with the will to Mrs. Alexander and Mrs. Lora E. Germanson, a foster daughter of the deceased.

? 30 Aug 1918: Elizabeth Ballard died 26 Aug 1918, at the home of her son, John Ballard, in Jonesboro, aged 82 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery
Source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette/obit_1918.htm (Same Eliz above?)

Possibly Henry's gun from the civil war

Here is another photo on Benjamin's brother
Henry D. Ballard
http://www.oshkoshmuseum.org/Virtual/exhibit3/e30253a.htm
Sent email to Oshkosh Public Museum 09/22/2013

1891 Portland 7 24 5227
World War I Draft Registrations, Oregon
www.gfo.org/ww1/ww1-213.htm‎

5. Eunice Ballard See http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html for more

6. Alonzo Ballard
See http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html for more

7.Benjamin Everett Ballard m. our Anna F. TAYLOR
Since half of this page is about Benjamin, click on the link above to go to his section
New photo on way in!

8. L. Anna Ballard, MD


Dr. L. Anna Ballard Courtesy of The Karol Ballard Collection F. Adelaide Berridge and Dr. L. Anna Ballard Courtesy of The Karol Ballard Collection Dr. L. Anna Ballard
Courtesy of Ingham County


According to Karol Ballard, they took out an ad together. Roy found this.
Photo: 1907 Lansing High School yrbook Oracle clip Adelaide and Dr. Anna Ballard
Category: Portrait Attached To: F. Adelaide Berridge (1854-1943) Line Section Five
Thanks to this link from Karol, here is copy of the ad Digitized by Google.


Nice Bio on Anna L Ballard, Benj. sister.

F Adelaide Berridge, Companion
Photo of Lydia Anna Ballard MD, [77] (1848-1934) L. Anna is Benjamin's sister, and F Adelaide Berridge [First/middle/last name - Adelaide F. Berridge (1854-1943, [77])]

F Adelaide Berridge
United States Census, 1900
Name: F Adelaide Berridge
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Precinct 1 Lansing city Ward 2, Ingham, Michigan, United States
Gender: Female Age: 20
Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): W Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Boarder Birth Date: Dec 1880 Birthplace: Michigan Father's Birthplace: England Mother's Birthplace: England
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
L Anna Ballard Head F 52 Michigan
F Adelaide Berridge Boarder F Michigan
Herbert H Stalker Boarder M 20 Michigan Source with Image

F Adelaide Berridge
Michigan, Death Certificates
Name: F Adelaide Berridge
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 03 Dec 1943
Event Place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States
Gender: Female Age: 85
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 30 Oct 1858 Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan
Birth Year (Estimated): 1858
Father's Name: George Berridge
Mother's Name: Mary Hemingway Source [Birth and death dates match headstone, so these are her parents. The famous author of the same name was born in 1900, so Adelaide could not have been immediate relations. There are no other records of Adelaide at familysearch.org]
Ernest Hemmingway b. 1910 > Father: Clarence Edmonds Hemingway b. 04 Sep 1871 at Oak Park, Illinois suicide, d. 06 Dec 1928 m. Grace Hall.
Clarence's Father's Name: Anson T. Hemingway, b. abt. 1845 Father's Birthplace: Thomaston, Connecticut
Mother's Name: Adelaide Edmunds, Mother's Birthplace: Lighthouse, Illinois

Hmm, an unusual name. Look into earlier generation. Mothers name is same as our target. Maybe popular back in that time & place?

This record would proved F Adelaide Berridge is not Anson's daughter because she was born at Pontiac, Michigan,
His two daughters with same first name were born 1882, Illinois, and 1907 in China Source. 3rd citation and better children's info here.
I have done many lineages of spouses who have married into our family, Dale, Cartwright, etc. However, my search would only extend

 

to the Ballard family as B. Everett Ballard married our Anna F. Taylor. Still possible F Adelaide Berridge is related to the author, but not directly.

Going deep down the Rabbit Hole!
New Target Ernest's GM Adelaide Edmunds, Mother's Birthplace: Lighthouse, Illinois (1841-1923 source)
Mrs. A. T. (Adelaide Edmonds), Funeral Service; Death Announcement, February 8, 1923; February 5, 1923
Here is her grave and relations. Birth: Aug. 17, 1841 Illinois, USA Death: Feb. 5, 1923 Oak Park Cook County Illinois, USA
Find parents
Parents: John W. Edmonds, Margaret Miller [Millor - source] Death certificate lists place of birth as "Lighthouse, Illinois" Findagrave
2nd source John's Birthplace: Syracuse, New York. Margaret's Birthplace: London, Canada

John Wesley Edmunds and his wife : Margaret Miller, gr. dau. of : Samuel Edmunds and his wife : Sarah Plum,
gr. gr. dau. of: John Plum and his wife : ...
Margaret's parents are Samuel Edmunds and Sarah Plum. 2nd source (DAR) of her GGparents (Plum)
So deep, forgot lineage I sought.
See http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html for more

9. Sarah M. Ballard
IMG_8040_SCAN, Satah M. Ballard, Courtesy of the Florence Achterberg Collection
See http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html for more

10. Alice Ballard

IMG_8040_SCAN, Alice G. BALLARD Crosby, Courtesy of the Florence Achterberg Collection
See http://www.balcro.com/ballard.html for more

Roy contacted a Ruth Ballard who I thought was related. She confirmed she was not.
So the hunt for Henry Ballard's daughter(s) continues. (Update: Found her)
The Search for cousins continues...

In May, Roy sold his house and traveled 9,000 miles in search of cousins in June, July, and August.
Along the way, photos of gravestones were taken.
The trip was covered extensively at www.scottishviking.com.

New page here in condensed format


This was at the top of the page of the initial research for Anna and they are not related, that Roy knows of.
In Roy's database, it shows this info coming from Ancestry.com, NOT Ryan. Doing a name check in Carolines letter transcribed
by Ryan, nowhere does he have this data.
Check his Thesis paper. Think I figured this out. If this was Anna Ballard (maiden name) her last name would have been different
for the children.

According to Ryan Eyford, Anna Taylor Ballard, married George Ballard 12 AUG 1874 Ingham Co., M, [33] (children: Oscar [Ballard],
Jacob Ballard and Emma),
Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Troy, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1821; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 99.

Here is a census record. Anna's middle initial is different and birth places
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head, George Ballard, M, 60, New York, July? 1840
Wife, Annie A. Ballard, F, 46, Wisconsin, Aug. 1854
Son Oscar A Ballard M 21 Wisconsin, July. 1879
Son Jacob Ballard M 18 Wisconsin, DEC. 1882
Daughter Emma Ballard F 14 Wisconsin Mar. 1886
Image record: Line 54
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM2K-59G :
accessed 29 Dec 2013), Oscar A Ballard in household of George Ballard, Troy township, Walworth, Wisconsin,
United States; citing sheet , family 158, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241821.

 

BALLARD FARM
The Lansing Library and Grand Ledge Library were gracious enough to help out this poor wreched soul who had been traveling thousands of miles for tidbits of information on his great grand aunt, Anna TAYLOR Ballard. Grand ledge Library supplied a copy of a map of the ...Hmm will have to recall where it came from. Based on the Capitol Building, laid over a current map to this old one of Lansing. Knew I was near hear, yet the canal and fwy mixed me up on directions. I drove


MAP - BALLARD FARMSTEAD, Lansing, Michigan. Partial sheet
Now known as Ballards Addition. Ballard Street Named in 1863 for Appletown (sic) Ballard. (Foster, 12/10/39 Source
"...our farm, what is now East and McKinley Street, was a considerable hill, which the boys worked at for years to level down to the portion where the house was built. In the process of grading they came upon an Indian skeleton in a sitting posture. ..." Source


Early map of the Town of Michigan (Lansing). Original source here.
Detailed Map of 1847, Town of Michigan [Lansing] Source
McCracken, T. Map of the Town of Michigan: (Comprising Section Sixteen and Portions of Nine and Twenty One) in the County of Ingham. New York: Miller's Lith, 1847.

"He [Appleton] was the owner of 40 acres of land in the northeastern part of the city. Before he died he had platted this into city lots and the farm is now known as Ballard's Addition to the city of Lansing" Appleton's wife raised Ten children, along with 3 motherless children. Our Anna died age 40.(source: nice Bio on Anna L. Ballard)

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF LANSING PROCEEDINGS OF FEBRUARY 24, 2003; Case Number: Z-17-2002 Parcel Number: PPN: 33-01-01-10-106-101 Legal Description: Lots 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 and part of Vacated Alley Described as Commencing at the Northwest Corner of Lot 14, Thence North 3.96 Feet, East 132 Feet, South 3.96 Feet, West 132 Feet to the Point of beginning; Replat of Block 3 of Ballards Addition, City of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan from "C" Residential & "F" Commercial to "D-1" Professional Office District


Click to enlarge
In the process of redoing this map.
He [Appleton and son] kept a store until it was burned, and after that he did market gardening near the capital city until his death in 1884.
He was identified with the old whig party and the abolitionist cause and subsequently became a republican.. source
Birds eye view of the city of Lansing, Michigan 1866. Library of Congress
Roy added street names (Red), compass, and Ballard farm, and State Capitol.

Click to enlarge
Left is the State Capitol. Right side Horizontal ST is Ballard ST.

Click to enlarge
Yellow indicates where the Ballard farmstead once stood. Top left shows Lansing today. Legend indicates border, houses now freeway.
Middle layer map (blue outline) verifies street names.
Plat of Appleton Ballards farm given or sold to Lansing, once called the Town of Michigan. RR through Ballard farm might have been removed, as there is path where nothing lies on it.


CEMETERY
Let us continue on the basis of Ryan's information.
A Death Record for Anna T. Ballard Gender: Female Burial Date: Burial Place: Death Date: 27 Feb 1894 Death Place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan [quite possible middle initial is wrong since there is no image of the record to verify] source

A 7 page document handwrites death of Williams son Richard as a child. This same person (Sig?) writes Anna had one son Henry, who had Ruth and sons. Ruth had Florence. Which means what Ryan has is incorrect.

Cousins Tour 2014 revealed a census. Elizabeth is oldest, Anna is number 2.
During my tour of Lansing, Michigan, where Caroline Taylor's family lived,

1. drove to Mt. Hope Cemetery twice in search of Anna's grave. I FOUND them!


Anna TAYLOR Ballard, Caroline's sister
Roys Great Aunt
Courtesy of the Roy Christopherson Collection

Appleton Ballard
Anna's father-in-law. Anna's gravestone back right
Courtesy of the Roy Christopherson Collection
 

Hiriam Ballard
Related Ballard?
Email Roy if image wanted
Courtesy of the Roy Christopherson Collection

Click to enlarge
Dr. Anna Ballard of MI
Well known pioneer doctor practiced at 312 Capital Avenue in Lansing, Michigan source
Courtesy of the Roy Christopherson Collection

Click to enlarge
IMG_SCAN_2376_Comparision
Left: Dr. Anna Ballard of MI
Well known pioneer doctor
Courtesy of Ingham and Livingston Counties MI

Right: Unknown Person
She is a dead ringer for Anna Ballard, Anna Taylor's sister-In-Law. Note ear lobes, eyes, glasses, nose, Philtrum (above lips-valley), chin. Except for the Collumella (below tip of the nose, which is lower.
This could be at earlier time when she had darker hair, and longer hair. Eye color could easily differ due to photographer's flash.
Only issue is dress appears less victorian era?

Dr. Anna in MI Hall of Fame.


2. Map of Anna TAYLOR Ballard (Caroline's sister), a Hiriam Ballard?, Dr. Anna Ballard; Anna's sister-in-law, Appleton, her father-in-law. Click to enlarge. The locations in yellow are aproximations.
3. Then went into the office Mon. for the index card for Dr. Anna Ballard's card. For some reason did not get good vibes, nor recall getting cards for others. Perhaps it was the 2-4 hr walk through the entire cemetery Sunday, as the office was closed, and the section sign for Anna was MISSING. So I went right instead of the left road from the entrance. Now anyone looking has an exact map. A Hiriam Ballard was along the left fence somewhere.

Also found Taylors, Savage, Jones grave markers, yet no idea if related?

FREDERICK BALLARD
Research from Karol ballard
Appleton Ballard was the child of Frederick Ballard born on 17 - Jul - 1780 at New London NH died at Sparta OH on 6 - Nov - 1868 and his ( 1st ) wife Achsah Everett born on 18 - Feb - 1784 at New London NH died at Sparta OH on 4 - Nov - 1857 married on - Feb - 1805 6.

SHERABIAH BALLARD
The Said Frederick Ballard was the child of Sherabiah Ballard born on 9 - May - 1745 at Andover MA died at New London NH on 29 - Sep - 1828 and his ( 1st ) wife Sarah Emerson born on 8 - Jul - 1746 at Norwich CT died at _______________ on - - 1811 married on 14 - Dec - 1771.

Research on Sherabiah
The History op Holland, Mass.
Lineage from William^ Ballard^ b. in England 1603 down to V. Squier [Squire?] Jefferson Ballard b. abt. 1812
PG 462, para 1
"...The History of Holland, Mass. Children. 1. Israel', b. Feb. 4, 174748. 2. Sarah*, b. Feb. 22, 1749-50. 3. Sherebiah", b. May 9, 1745. II. She^ebiah^ b. Sept. 24, 1722. " III. Ruth, b, Apr. 17, 1724; m. July 3, 1744."... Source


Reference:
[1] VISALIA CEMETERY http://cagenweb.com/cpl/tulare/tcemvisb.htm
[2] Ryan Eyford, PhD Assistant Professor Department of History University of Winnipeg

[3] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWS9-DFD
[4] Florence Achterberg