Families of William Boone and Alice Estelle Lester Johns

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  • ID: I1201
  • Name: John Goff BALLENTINE 1
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Col.
  • Birth: 1825 in Pulaski, Giles Co., TN 1
  • Death: 1915 1
  • Reference Number: 1341
  • Note:
    From "Legacy-Early Families of Giles Co" by Margaret Butler: He was gradu ated from Wurtemburg Academy in 1841, from the University of Nashvil le in 1845, and from Harvard in 1848. He attended the Livingston Law Scho ol in New York, then returned to Pulaski and became with Judge Lunsfo rd M. Bramlett. He moved to Panola County, Mississippi where his family h ad extensive agricultural interest. There he met and married Miss Ma ry E. Laird, daughter of Dr. Henry Laird of Belmont, and formerly of Old L ynnville. John and Mary moved to Memphis where he was practicing law wh en the Civil War broke out. He enlisted as a private in the Shelby Coun ty Dragoons and became noted for courage and derringdo. In 1865 he was no tified that he had been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General but befo re he could go to Selma to receive his commission, the war ended. Capt. B allentine returned to Pulaski and resumed his law practice. John and Ma ry had 4 children, all of whom remained unmarried.

    Date: 12/18/01 9:15:25 AM Central Standard Time
    From: dglad@bellsouth.net
    To: crowstuff@aol.com
    Sent from the Internet (Details)

    Good Morning:

    Just a quick note before I head out for the stores again: our local
    paper (The Commercial Appeal) carries a daily feature called "BYGONE DAYS"
    consisting of items culled from back issues relating to events occurring
    here on given dates in history 25, 50, 75, 100, and 125 years ago.
    According to one of today's items:

    "125 YEARS AGO: Dec. 18, 1876 Col. J. G. Ballentine stopped off in
    Memphis en route to his plantation in Mississippi."

    That's the entire item. Thought you'd find it interesting.


    Father: Andrew Mitchell BALLENTINE b: 1792 in Bodoway Parish, Tyrone Co., Ireland
    Mother: Mary GOFF

    Marriage 1 Mary E. LAIRD b: 1832
      1. Has No Children Henry Laird BALLENTINE
      2. Has No Children Sallie Leverett BALLENTINE
      3. Has No Children Adelaide BALLENTINE
      4. Has No Children John Goff BALLENTINE , Jr.
      5. Has Children Andrew Mitchell BALLENTINE b: 8 JUL 1873 in Pulaski, Giles Co., TN

      1. Title: Legacy-Early Families of Giles County by Margaret Butler
        Media: Book

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