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Capt Peyton Ballenger
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1831
Holly Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1915
Holly Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Captain Peyton Ballenger, was born near Holly Springs, South Carolina, Dec. 9, 1831, He was rased on his father's farm, educated in the common schools of his neighborhood, and was all his life a progressive citizen and successful farmer. He enter the Confederate service as a lieutenant in Company B, 22nd South Carolina Volunteers, was in several of the battles of his company for fifteen months. Subsequently he resigned and entered the calvary branch of the service. He was captured Dec. 1, 1864, at Stony Creek, VA and was carried to Point Lookout, where he was kept until the 23rd of June, 1865, when he was released. He then returned to his home. Before the outbreak of the civil war Captain Ballenger served as a Captain in the South Carolina Militia for seven years. He connected himself with the Baptist Church in early life, and was a deacon in the same for a numbver of years. No man stood higher in the community in which he lived, than Captain Peyton Ballenger. He was a popular citizen and a natural born gentleman. Some time in the 1850's he married Carrie, daughter of Colonel Spartan Goodlett of Greenville District, SC, with whom he lived about twelve years, when she died, leaving six children: Maggie, who married Kinard G. Wingo; Carrie, who married P. H. Wheeler; Lula, who married John O. WIngo; James Smiley, who married Alice Ballenger; Mary Emily, single and Spartan Goodlett. He married a second time to Emily, daughter of Jason Wall. By the latter mariage one child was born, Ethel, who married John D Lanford. (From the Book South Carolina Hertage Series, No. 2.)
 (bio by: Record Hunter) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Conner Ballenger (1793 - 1881)
  Margaret Turner Ballenger (1797 - 1887)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Caroline Goodlett Ballenger (1837 - 1869)
  Emily C Wall Ballenger (1847 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  Corrie Elizabeth Ballenger Wheeler (1860 - 1940)*
  Lula Caroline Ballenger Wingo Foster (1862 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jincy Ballenger Wheeler (1816 - 1896)*
  Dillingham Ballenger (1826 - 1863)*
  Margaret Ann Ballenger Turner (1830 - 1911)*
  Peyton Ballenger (1831 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Veteran - Confederate States of America.
 
Burial:
Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Inman
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Herb Parham III
Record added: Jun 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14783601
Capt Peyton Ballenger
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Capt Peyton Ballenger
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Capt Peyton Ballenger
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- CDKetchen
 Added: May. 23, 2013
The Cause You Strove To Win Was Lost, But Honor, Duty, And Rights are Worth Fighting For. Thank You. May You Rest In Peace.
- Record Hunter
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012

- Samara Lynn
 Added: Jun. 30, 2006
 
 
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