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 Andrew Ballantyne

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Andrew Ballantyne

  • Birth 13 Sep 1815 Ettrick, Scottish Borders, Scotland
  • Death 15 Apr 1897 Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot BLK 1, LOT 26, SP 6
  • Memorial ID 55041258

Andrew Ballantyne was born September 13, 1815 at Selkirkshire, Scotland to John and Janet Turnbull Ballantyne.

The Ballantyne family had joined the Latter Day Saints in Scotland and came to the U.S. with other LDS followers on the ship Tyrian landing in New Orleans in 1841. They went up the Mississippi River to Nauvoo, IL where the colony settled and built a temple.

After Joseph Smith was murdered the Ballantynes spent one winter at LaCrosse, WI then went with the Lyman Wight Colony to Texas. In Texas they lived in several counties building grist and saw mills finally settling at Medina, Texas.

Andrew married Rebecca Jane Connyers March 6, 1853 in Burnett County, Texas. In 1855 they moved to Harrison County, Iowa and bought land a short distance south of Little Sioux. They farmed there until April 1875 when they moved to Monona County.

Andrew and Rebecca had a large family. Names of the known children can be found in Andrew's biography in the "History of Monona County, Iowa, 1890."

Andrew died April 15, 1897 and is buried at the Spring Valley Cemetery in Moorhead, Iowa.

Information on his birth was obtained from birth records, Selkirk Parish, Selkirkshire, Scotland LDS film #102277, page 196. Other information was obtained from his biography in the "History of Monona County, IA 1890" by the National Publishing Company. His brother, James, was on the committee doing the book. His marriage is recorded in Burnet County, Texas.



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  • Created by: Betty Alberts
  • Added: 16 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55041258
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Ballantyne (13 Sep 1815–15 Apr 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55041258, citing Spring Valley Cemetery, Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Betty Alberts (contributor 47293729) .