|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1830|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1917|
He was a member of the WV 7th Calvary Company H serving for the Union army during the Civil War. He was a 1st Sargent. He served 5 November 1861 to 1 Aug 1865. After the Civil War and on 25 Sept 1866, he married my great great grandmother Evaline Workman Ballard and they setteld in Dry Creek, WV.
Evaline was the widow of James Blackburn Ballard who also was a member of the WV 7th Cavalary and a 1st Sargent.
Evaline and William raised my grandmother Eva Ballard and her sister Daff and brother Bob because their mother and father died when they were very young.
William H Abbott was the son of Wilson and Mary Keatley Abbott. His father Wilson Abbott owned over 800 acres at the mouth of Dry Creek, WV where the present day Ballard Family Cemetary is located. William was the first post master at Dry Creek.
Wilson Smith Abbott (1798 - 1874)
Mary Keatley Abbott (1794 - 1866)
Evaline Nesbitt Workman Abbott (1836 - 1914)
Julia Ann Abbott Jarrell (1826 - 1907)*
William H Abbott (1830 - 1917)
He has two tombstones with one being the original and the second one his historical Civil War marker denoting he was in the WV 7th Cavalry. In the later years, a military stone was obtained for him, but no one erected the stone since the original one was still standing. His military stone is leaning against a tree in the event the original one fell. The caretaker of this cemetery leaned the tombstone against a tree.
Ballard Family Cemetery (Dry Creek)
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Robin Bradford
Record added: Feb 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105717813