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James Conner Ballenger
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Birth: May 14, 1793
Holly Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1881
Holly Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

War of 1812 Veteran. Husband of MARGARET TURNER BALLENGER.
Son of Joshua and Mary Davis Ballenger.

Children of James C. and Margaret Turner Ballenger are:

1. Captain Peyton Ballenger, was born near Holly Springs, South Carolina, Dec. 9, 1831, He was raised 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 Caroline "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.)

2. Jinsey, who married John Wheeler.

3. Turner, who never married.

4. Dillingham, who married Saphrona Ponder.

5. Margaret Ann, who married Adolphus Turner.

NOTE: The South Carolina 22nd Infantry Regiment was organized and mustered into Confederate service in December, 1861. Some of its members were recruited in Oconee and Edgefield counties. After serving in South Carolina, the unit was sent to Virginia and assigned to General Evans', Elliot's, and Wallace's Brigade. It was active at Second Manassas, South Mountain, and Sharpsburg before being ordered to North Carolina and later Mississippi. The 22nd was engaged at Jackson, moved to Charleston, and in the spring of 1864 returned to Virginia. It participated in the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River and saw action around Appomattox. The unit reported 18 casualties at Secessionville, 17 at Rappahannock Station, and 84 during the Maryland Campaign. In October, 1863, it contained 360 effectives, and there were 216 killed or wounded at the Petersburg mine explosion. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek, and on April 9, 1865, it surrendered 11 officers and 77 men. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Turner Ballenger (1797 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  Jincy Ballenger Wheeler (1816 - 1896)*
  Dillingham Ballenger (1826 - 1863)*
  Margaret Ann Ballenger Turner (1830 - 1911)*
  Peyton Ballenger (1831 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Inman
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Record Hunter
Record added: Jun 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38528791
James Conner Ballenger
Added by: Record Hunter
 
 
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War of 1812
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