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William E. "Eli" Ballengee
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1821
Death: Jun. 13, 1900

++++++++++++++++++ I was under the impression that John Masten was a couisn of Wm. Eli's, but after much research by Gaye Whitehead, Ralph Harris, Bob Fields & myself, we gather he was born of Mary A. "Polly" Ballengee, never married daughter of Susannah Ballengee daughter of Isaac & jane Graham Ballengee. His sister Elizabeth and John Masten also have Mary A. (father unknown) as there parents. Henry Harrison on his death certificate states his father was John Norris and mother Mary A. Ballengee. It is possible that John Norris is the father of Elizabeth, John and Wm. Eli and we are actively pursuing DNA testings.

According to articles in Summers County West Virginia History, 1994 by The Summers County Historical Society (PP 133-135), Henry Harrison Ballengee is brother to "Eli Ballengee 12/13/1821-6/13/1900" who is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ballengee, Summers Co, West Virginia.

Wm Eli fist married Mary J. Johnson, daughter of Reuben. on Jan 11 1843 and they had two children together before she died of childbirth complications after the birth of her daughter Julian (Julia)

John R. was born June 11 1844, in Ballengee, Talcott, Summers County West Virginia

Julian Ann (Julia) was born April 19 1846,in Ballengee, Talcott, Summers, West Virginia, USA and died Dec. 19 1928

He remarried Oct. 16 1847 to Elizabeth Garten daughter of Richard and Mary Melinda "Milly" Long Garten. They had the following children:

Sarah Melinda B. Nov 8 1848 Greenbrier Monroe Co. West Virginia,now Va. She is listed in the 1850 & 1860 census.

Richard Thomas 1853-1915, (117367594)

Shannon Lee 1863-1939, (114578793)

His siblings were:

Elizabeth Jan 13 1826 Monroe Co. WV who married Meredith Fisher (1821-1666) in 1845 in Monroe County.

Henry Harrison (1825-1904) (6068008) who married Lucinda Garten, Wm Eli's 2nd wife Elizabeth's, sister

John Masten(abt 1839-1874) (127509078)
who married another Garten sister Sarah Ann.

Family links: 
  Mary A. Ballengee (1801 - 1892)
  Elizabeth L. Garten Ballengee (1826 - 1898)
  Julia Ann Ballengee Davis (1846 - 1928)*
  Richard Thomas Ballengee (1853 - 1915)*
  Shannon Lee Ballengee (1863 - 1939)*
  William E. Ballengee (1821 - 1900)
  Henry Harrison Ballengee (1825 - 1904)*
  John Maston Ballengee (1839 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Summers County
West Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Lesli Wall
Originally Created by: Walter Pack Family
Record added: Mar 09, 2013
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William E. Eli Ballengee
Added by: Lesli Wall
William E. Eli Ballengee
Added by: Lesli Wall
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- osborne/hayner
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
My 2nd great grandfather had two children by Mary Johnson, John R born June 11 1844 and Julian Ann born April 19 1946. I have a family book with this info in his own hand. Mary died soon after childbirth with Julian Ann who at her death was called Julia.-...(Read more)
- Walter Pack Family
 Added: Oct. 3, 2013
Note: according to my family records his name is William Eli Ballengee always went by Eli. He is my 2nd great grandfather from his son Shannon LEE Ballengee who married Melcenia Liston Miller my great grandmother who I knew well and loved. From: Find A G...(Read more)
- Walter Pack Family
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
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