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Ruhama Dearing Ballard
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Birth: 1810
Virginia, USA
Death: May 14, 1852

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She was Ruhama Dearing, born about 1810 in Virginia to Ruhama Davis and John Madison Dearing.

Ruhama was married to Jesse Ballard 5 March 1835 in Lawrence County, Ohio. They had several children.

I'm uncertain where Ruhama died. I would think Jesse is also buried there. After Ruhama died, Jesse married Ruhama's widowed sister, Martha Dearing Mayhew, who then raised the children of Jesse and Ruhama.
...Thanks to Mary Gale Rogers, May 30, 2013
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Ruhamah's husband, Jesse Ballard is buried in Jenkins Cem., Louisville, Clay Co., Illinois memorial #23247046. I believe Ruhamahs death date should be 1852 as her husband Jesse married again in 1853 in Clay Co., Illinois.
...Thanks to A Find A Grave visitor, Oct 23, 2013
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Oh boy, you are not going to like this......I've been trying to tie Ruhamah to the other Ballards buried in the cemetery and it's not happening. I dug deeper. A letter dated 1852 from Jesse Ballard residing in Lawrence Co. Ohio, to his brother and sister in law, the Dearings states that Ruhamah is in poor health. Considering how far Hamilton Co is from Lawrence Co Ohio I doubt if Ruhamah would have traveled that far. There is a Jesse Ballard married Ruhama Stack in Hamilton Co, Ind 2 Oct 1853. Could it be her and your first impression of the year, 1857 was correct?
The distance and being unable to tie the Lawrence Co Ohio Ballards to the Hamilton Co Indiana Ballards makes me doubt it is the Ruhamah Dearing Ballard.
...Thanks to A Find A Grave visitor, Oct 23, 2013
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jesse Ballard (1811 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Mary Jane Ballard Doggitt (1839 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ruhamay
Wife Of
(John?) Ballard
Died
May 14, 1857
Aged
(???)
 
Burial:
Anti-Slavery Friends Cemetery
Hamilton County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: SunCacher
Record added: Apr 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13962635
Ruhama <i>Dearing</i> Ballard
Added by: SunCacher
 
Ruhama <i>Dearing</i> Ballard
Added by: SunCacher
 
Ruhama <i>Dearing</i> Ballard
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- Mary Gale Rogers
 Added: May. 30, 2013
 
 
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