Son of Jeremiah Ballard and Nancy Jane Weyer. Husband of Nellie Amelia Scofield and father of Rossie Vincent Ballard and Stoney Ray Ballard.
Three Ballard brothers married three Scofield sisters, the daughter of Miner Scofield and Kate Chapman. Oscar married Martha Corilla, Orlander married Elsie Evaline and Stonewall married Nellie Amelia.
Stoney was only 27 years old. After his death, Nellie married Samuel Adams and had two additional children..