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John Franklin Ballard
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1821
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1898
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA

Son of:
- John Ballard & Katie Meiers

Grandson of:
- James Ballard & Susanna (?)

- Sarah Lucretia McMin c1846

- Fannie Elizabeth Ballard-Helton *
- Nancy Jane Ballard
- Mary Rosanna Ballard-Welch
- Levi Marion Ballard, - 21 Mar 1853; marr: #1 Rebecca Beal, #2 Ethel Isobel Huskins
- Martha Caroline Ballard
- John Franklin Ballard Jr
- James Milas Ballard
- William Henry Ballard
- Robert Bruce Ballard
- Samuel M Ballard
- Oliver Alonzo Ballard, b. 13 Apr 1871; marr: 1st Margaret C Lehmons, 2nd Rena Hanes

* Fannie Elizabeth Ballard was born c.1847, and was married to Marcus C Helton. They had at least 4 children, Martha Lucinthia Helton-Mauney, William Franklin Helton, Alonzo Helton and George Bruce Helton.

Family history indicates the John Franklin was born approximately four months after John Ballard & Catey Miars were married. So John Ballard adopted John Franklin, thus he does not appear in the Bastardy Bonds. The marriage would have been a practical arrangement for both parties since John Ballard needed someone to care for his two children from a previous marriage.
One researcher, Mrs Fanny Hilton Reel, reports that John Franklin Ballard is adopted. His birth father (Hawkins) returned to England and he was adopted by his step-father. She further stated that after John Franklin was grown, his biological father wrote him from England, asking him to come there because he had no sons. John Franklin was very angry and declined. (no further information, proof, facts, or sources cited).

Family links: 
  Sarah Lucretia McMin Ballard (1829 - 1911)*
  Nancy Jane Ballard Helderman (1849 - 1924)*
  Mary Rosanna Welch (1849 - 1942)*
  Martha Caroline Ballard (1855 - 1913)*
  John Franklin Ballard (1858 - 1939)*
  James Miles Ballard (1860 - 1936)*
  William Henry Ballard (1863 - 1911)*
  Robert Bruce Ballard (1866 - 1947)*
  Samuel M Ballard (1868 - 1926)*
  Oliver Alonzo Ballard (1871 - 1954)*
  Oliver Alonzo Ballard (1871 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: J L
Record added: Apr 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25949823
John Franklin Ballard
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John Franklin Ballard
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John Franklin Ballard
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