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Richard Baxter Ballew
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1822
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1897
Mercer County
Missouri, USA

Richard supposedly requested to be buried in an un-marked grave. Little is known about where he could be buried--his father William Ballew is buried in the Salem Cemetery in Mercer County, MO. His wife Rachel is buried in the Princeton Cemetery, also in Mercer County, MO.

Entered by "Gathering Roots" member--This paragraph is from Johann Jacob Dispoinit Book our family bought:
Richard Brought in the first stock of dry goods to Princeton, Mo.
Richard was Clerk in the circuit court and was recorder of deeds in 1848-1864.
Richard Was A Judge in Probate Court 1849-1857.
Richard Helped Establish First Bank in the county 1873 And became its Vice-President.
The Hill on South Broadway In Princeton is Still Known As "Dickey Ballew Hill".
There's a Painting of Richard Baxter Ballew Hanging In Mercer County Court house Painted by the famous Artist George Caleb Bingham.
Richard was a Wealthy Man.
Richard saw that no Orphans or widows of the Civil War Soldiers were ever in need. 
Family links: 
  William Ballew (1795 - 1844)
  Sarah Oney Ballew (1800 - 1884)
  Rachel Clements Ballew (1837 - 1919)
  Augustus Cook Ballew (1854 - 1935)*
  Edward Clements Ballew (1856 - 1928)*
  Ada Belle Ballew (1863 - 1877)*
  Thomas Winfield Ballew (1819 - 1893)*
  Mary Elizabeth Ballew Boxley (1821 - 1857)*
  Richard Baxter Ballew (1822 - 1897)
  Robert W. Ballew (1824 - 1867)*
  Squire Ballew (1832 - 1866)*
  William B Ballew (1837 - 1907)*
  Benjamin Hilance Ballew (1840 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Lowrey81
Originally Created by: Gathering Roots
Record added: Jan 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46214628
Richard Baxter Ballew
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Richard Baxter Ballew
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Richard Baxter Ballew
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Richard Married my Cousin Rachel
- Gathering Roots
 Added: Aug. 16, 2011

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