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 Aquillan Nelson Ballanger

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Aquillan Nelson Ballanger

  • Birth 5 Sep 1847 Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 8 Feb 1930 Schuyler County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Queen City, Schuyler County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 11576369

Aquillan/Aquilla Nelson Ballenger was the son of Oratia "Horatio" Nelson Ballenger 1817-1852) who was born in Ohio and died in Illinois; and Hannah (Womeldort) Ballenger (1818-1900) (who later married a White) who was born in Pennsylvania and died in Illinois.

Aquilla's parents were married in 1844 in Illinois, but by 1850 they were residing in Clarno, Green County, Wisconsin. Aquilla had the following known siblings:

Aaron "Hiram" Ballenger 1846-1902
Amanda B. Ballenger 1849-
Millard Filmore Ballenger 1851-1927

By 1852, the family was back in Stephenson County, Illinois where Aquilla's father died at just age 35. On November 2, 1859, Aquilla's mother remarried to Seba White in Stephenson County, Illinois.

During the Civil War, Aquilla served in Company F, 142 Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers, as is inscribed on his tombstone. After this, Aquilla and his brother Millard somehow ended up in Schuyler County, Missouri.

Aquilla and Millard married sisters in 1869. Millard married Hannah Jane Dykes on November 6, 1869, and Aquilla married Lucinda Dykes on November 18, 1869, both in Schuyler County, Missouri, where both continued to live.

Aquilla and Lucinda had the following known children:

Mary Ann Ballenger 1870-1940
Hannah Jane Ballenger 1872-1946
Abraham Nelson Ballenger 1874-1946
Amos Millard Ballenger 1877-1967
Isabelle Margaret Ballenger 1879-1975
Alice Elzira Ballenger 1881-1969
David Benjamin Ballenger 1884-1957

In the 1870 census of Schuyler County, Missouri, Aquilla and Lucinda were ages 21 and 17, Aquilla was a farmer, and Aquilla's mother and step-father Hannah and Seba White ages 52 and 70 were living with them. Also in the household were 2 of Aquilla's siblings, Aaron 24, Millard 19, and Millard's wife Hannah 20.

In the 1880 census of the same location, Aquilla and Lucinda had no extra family in the home except for their first 5 children. They are in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census of Schuyler County, Missouri. Both Aquilla and Lucinda died in 1930.

- Information gathaered by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis


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  • Maintained by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 21 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11576369
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aquillan Nelson Ballanger (5 Sep 1847–8 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11576369, citing Queen City Cemetery, Queen City, Schuyler County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Blytha & Donald Ellis (contributor 47068335) .