Thomas Harris Ballew

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Thomas Harris Ballew

  • Birth 30 Jul 1862 Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 23 Feb 1935 Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 41462460

Married Mary Young on May 18, 1889 in Mitchell County, North Carolina, whom he shot and killed in June, 1898. He married again to Bessie McDowell on December 15, 1900 in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Son of Jason C. Ballew and Emily Catherine McCanless. Information obtained from death certificate.

The Messenger, Marion, Friday, June -- 1898
"Homicide in Yancey County"

Thomas Ballew, son of Jason Ballew of Yancey County, shot and killed his wife last Friday night at their home on South Toe River. He fired two shots killing his wife instantly. He alleges his wife's unfaithfulness as the motive for the crime. Ballew, who is about 35 years of age, was under the influence of liquor when he committed the murder. At the present writing he has not been apprehended.


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  • Created by: Jane M. Howard
  • Added: 1 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41462460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Harris Ballew (30 Jul 1862–23 Feb 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41462460, citing Patton Cemetery, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Jane M. Howard (contributor 46805219) .