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Abner Caleb Ballard

Male 1834 - 1887  (52 years)


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  • Name Abner Caleb Ballard 
    Born 26 Jun 1834  Otto, Cattaraugus County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 3 Feb 1862 
    Census 1870  Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Claremont, Dodge County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 May 1887  Marion, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 53y 
    Cause: pneumonia 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10079  All
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2013 

    Father Nathan Ballard 
    Mother Jemima Street 
    Family ID F2345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Louisa Sawyer,   b. 11 Jan 1843, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1926, LeRoy, Mower County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1860  Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Adelthia Ann Ballard,   b. 16 Feb 1861
    +2. Abner Emerson Ballard,   b. Sep 1863, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Eva Melissa Ballard,   b. 9 Jun 1866, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1949, Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Elmer Grant Ballard,   b. Sep 1868, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Nella Catherine Ballard,   b. Mar 1871, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1938, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     6. Luretta Belle Ballard,   b. Apr 1874, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ernest Dudley Ballard,   b. Mar 1876, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Anna Jemina Ballard,   b. Sep 1878, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Nathan Guy Ballard,   b. Apr 1881, Ellington, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F2699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1834 - Otto, Cattaraugus County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1860 - Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Claremont, Dodge County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 53y - 9 May 1887 - Marion, Olmsted County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1870 US census - Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin - Stephen and Matilda Ballard. Family of Abner C. Ballard. Page 1 of 2
    1870 US census - Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin - Stephen and Matilda Ballard. Family of Abner C. Ballard. Page 1 of 2

    Headstones
    BALLARD, Abner C. and Harriet Louisa
    BALLARD, Abner C. and Harriet Louisa
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  • Notes 
    • Abner C. Ballard, son of Nathan and Jemima (Street) Ballard, was born at Otto, Cattaraugus county, New York, June 26, 1834. His parents came from Vermont. Abner remained on the farm with his parents till twenty-five years had rolled away, then betook himself to Waushara county, Wisconsin. The year following he married Harriet Sawyer, who came from Dewitt county, Illinois. In February, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H; 5th Wis. Vols., and joined the army of the Potomac. He was in several severe battles, among which were Yorktown, Williamsburg, Malvern Hill, and Seven Days' Fight. He was taken ill and was assigned to the hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he lay five months. In December 1863, he was discharged for disability. The following spring he enlisted in Co. A, 8th Wis. Vols., as recruit, joining the regiment at Memphis. He went on an ambulance into the battle of Tupalo, and served in Banks' expedition in A. J. Smith's corps; then to Missouri in pursuit of Gen. Price. He served at Nashville and Mobile forts, receiving his final discharge in September, 1865, and returned to Wisconsin. He came to Minnesota in the fall of 1875, lived in Claremont two years, Wasioja three years, and then went to Ellington. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and of the republican party. His children, eight in number, were christened as follows: Abner E., now living at Granville, Clay county, Iowa; Eva, Elmer, Nellie, Etta, Ernest, Jemima, and Guy.


    • He enlisted in Company H. 5th Regiment of Wisconsin 3 Feb 1862. A copy of his Certificate of Service states he was 30 years old, had blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. He was 5' 6" tall and a farmer.




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