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 Ballard Preston Compton

Ballard Preston Compton

Birth
Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1909 (aged 63)
Virginia, USA
Burial Falls Mills, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 15133174 · View Source
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Ballard was the son of Cornelius Compton and Rebecca Jane Patterson. He married Delilah Harless.

Ballard was in Co. F, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, CSA. In June of 1863, the 16th Regiment led General Robert E. Lee into Pennsylvania and passed through Chambersburg on the way to Gettysburg. Ballard was wounded in the right thigh at the Battle of Moorefield on August 7, 1864. He appeared on a register of the CSA General Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. On his Union Loyalty Statement on June 22, 1865, he is described as age 21, 5'8", having florid complexion, hazel eyes, light hair and no whiskers.

Ballard had a farm and raised a family on Mud Creek, Falls Mills, Va. At his death estate on February 6, 1909, the administrator, C.J. Hale, listed the following items: 2 young horses, 1 8-year-old saddle and buggy horse, 2 milk cows, 4 calves, 1 2-year-old bull, 7 sheep, 3 hogs, 1 2-horse wagon, 1 buggy and harness, 1 mowing machine, 1 wind mill, 1/4 interest in a threshing machine, blacksmith tools, 1 rick of timber, corn, meat, hay, oats and household goods.



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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 3 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15133174
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ballard Preston Compton (2 Mar 1845–9 Jan 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15133174, citing Harry Cemetery, Falls Mills, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .