When Hester Elizabeth Ballengee was born on 25 January 1851, in Cole, Missouri, United States, her father, James McMullen Ballengee, was 36 and her mother, Minerva Jane Hoskins, was 27. She married Asa Monroe Calvin Newport on 22 October 1868, in Miller, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 1 March 1940, in Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Elmhurst Cemetery, Guymon, Texas, Oklahoma, United States.
Americanized form of French Bellanger , via the intermediate altered form Bellangée or Bellangee, the latter still being found in the US, though very rare.
History: The Ballengees trace their origin to Yves (alias Ives or Evi, Évi) Bellanger, a Huguenot born in Poitou, France, who came to North America in the 1680s from England. He married Christian(e) de la Plaine in Philadelphia, PA, in 1697 and thereafter settled in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. He is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (as Ives or Éves or Évi de Bellangée or Bellanger or Bellinger).