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 Joseph Leighton Ballenger

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Joseph Leighton Ballenger

  • Birth 22 Nov 1865 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 1930 Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Tigerville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 31420365

Leighton is the son of John Ballenger and Ann Barton. He was born in the Glassy Mountain section of Greenville county. He is a brother to David Ballenger, Rufus Mills Ballenger, Malcolm Ballenger, Francis Leaborn Ballenger, Millard Payton Ballenger and Annie Latna Ballenger. He is a half brother (through his father's second marriage) to Sallie Ballenger and Ola Ballenger, daughters of Hattie White.

Leighton married Kindness Ida Center. They are the parents of Elizabeth Anne "Bessie" Ballenger King, Jessie Jane Ballenger Bowen Goodman, John James "Jim" Ballenger, Masilda Essie Ballenger Coln Biggers, Texas Tessie Ballenger, Cordie Lillian Ballenger Williams, Zebulan Vance Ballenger, Horace Edward Ballenger, Rufus Rex Ballenger, Sarah "Sallie" Ophelia Ballenger DeYoung, Edna Cue Ballenger Henderson Hawkins and Joseph Leighton Ballenger, Jr.

Leighton served as Magistrate of Tigerville for two years and then as Magistrate of the City of Greenville for about ten years. He died while on duty as a guard at the local prison camp.

Gravesite Details
  • Maintained by: Suzannah McCuen
  • Originally Created by: Kelly Jane O
  • Added: 15 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31420365
  • Suzannah McCuen
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Leighton Ballenger (22 Nov 1865–12 Jul 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31420365, citing Tyger Baptist Church Cemetery, Tigerville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Suzannah McCuen (contributor 47283313) .