January 19, 2013

Oliver Goldsmith Ballard Family

Oliver Goldsmith Ballard was born on June 2 ,1844 to the marriage of H. Ira Ballard and Eliza Jane Robertson.  The 1850 census shows the family living in Concordia Parish.  Ira Ballard died about a year later when Oliver was just a young boy.  His mother would remarry on May 24, 1852 to Elihu Knight.

The 1860 census shows Elihu and Eliza Knight living in the Wallace Ridge community of Catahoula Parish with the following children:
Julia Ballard, 17
Oliver Ballard, 15
Francis Ballard, 13
Josephine Ballard, 12
Eliza Ballard, 9
Isabella Knight, 7
Martha Knight, 3 
On January 11, 1870, Oliver Goldsmith Ballard married Margaret M. Sargent.  Margaret was born on December 6, 1946 in Catahoula Parish.  She was the daughter of Joseph F. Sargent and Jeanette Jane Campbell.

Oliver Goldsmith Ballard died on August 19, 1919 and Margaret Sargent Ballard died on September 25, 1913.  Both are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.

Oliver Goldsmith Ballard - Record of Death

The following children were born to the marriage of Oliver and Margaret Ballard:

Maude Jeanette, 1871-1901 (m. William Dudley Kendrick, 1860-1907); Children born to Maude and William were Gladys (Saltzman), Oliver Ballard and Sadie (Hardin).

Maude and William are buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island.

Eliza May, 1874-1875

Lillie Margaret, 1876-1960 (m. John Henry Knight, 1871-1956)

Charles Alexander, 1879-1959 (m. Kate A. Smith, 1886-1953)

Laura Eveline, 1881-1977 (m. Emmett DeWitt Chisum, 1888-1949)

Sargent Ira, 1885-1971 (m. Pauline, 1877-1973); Both are buried in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Fairfax, Virginia.  (Editor's note:  tombstone photograph is courtesy of Eccentric Lady at FindAGrave.com)

Nellie Elizabeth, 1888-1979 (m. Edward Walling Chisum, Sr., 1886-1955)

Sena Ione, 1890-1973 (m. William Argo Clagett, 1885-1978); Sena and William made their home in Warren County, Kentucky and were the parents of the following children:
Margaret E., 1910-1911; buried in Old Pine Hill Cemetery in Sicily Island
Argo Ballard, 1912-1981 (m. Eliza Margaret Stewart, 1921)
John Henry, 1916
Charles S., 1920-1982

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