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Joseph Ballinger

  • Birth 30 Jan 1793 Virginia, USA
  • Death 10 Mar 1875 Douglas County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Bourbon, Douglas County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 101912529

Born 30 Jan 1793 in Virginia to unknown parents. He married Mary "Polly" Foster O'Brian in Franklin Co., Ohio 11 Jun 1816. They had 3 known children:
James (1816-1840)
Joseph (1817-?))
Mary May (Husbands-Jacob Batesell and Cicero Malson) (1827-1910).

Based on the information in Joseph's War of 1812 pension records Joseph and his family had moved to Illinois in 1838 from Big Darby, Franklin Co.,Ohio. Polly (Mary) is believed to have died June 1846. Eighteen months after Mary's death he married Amanda "Mandy" O'Bryant the 25 Jan 1848. There were no children from this union.

He was a soldier in the War of 1812 serving for the state of Ohio. He was the namesake of Joseph Griffin (1865-1933), son of Nathan Griffin and also the namesake of Joseph Griffin (1901-1968), son of Alexander M. Griffin.


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  • Created by: Betty Mathes
  • Added: 8 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101912529
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Ballinger (30 Jan 1793–10 Mar 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101912529, citing Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Douglas County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Betty Mathes (contributor 47970262) .