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Thomas Harris Ballew
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1862
Yancey County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1935
Yancey County
North Carolina, USA

Married Mary Young on May 18, 1889 in Mitchell County, North Carolina, whom he shot and killed in June, 1898. He married again to Bessie McDowell on December 15, 1900 in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Son of Jason C. Ballew and Emily Catherine McCanless. Information obtained from death certificate.

The Messenger, Marion, Friday, June -- 1898
"Homicide in Yancey County"

Thomas Ballew, son of Jason Ballew of Yancey County, shot and killed his wife last Friday night at their home on South Toe River. He fired two shots killing his wife instantly. He alleges his wife's unfaithfulness as the motive for the crime. Ballew, who is about 35 years of age, was under the influence of liquor when he committed the murder. At the present writing he has not been apprehended.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jason Ballew (1826 - 1905)
  Emily McCanless Ballew (1829 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Eliza McDowell Ballew (1885 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  John Ballew (1892 - 1976)*
  Horace Ballew (1896 - 1960)*
  Woodrow Ballew (1911 - 1983)*
  James Elmer Ballew (1919 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Ballew Patton (1857 - 1913)**
  Thomas Harris Ballew (1862 - 1935)
  Joseph Julius Ballew (1865 - 1937)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Patton Cemetery
Burnsville (Yancey County)
Yancey County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Jane M. Howard
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41462460
Thomas Harris Ballew
Added by: Anita Justice-Wages
 
 
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