Mary Jane Ballard

FemaleFebruary 1838–

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Ballard was born in February 1838, in Goss, Marion, Mississippi, United States, her father, Charles Ballard, was 53 and her mother, Marie Jane Brady, was 38. She married Carter Dalton on 2 December 1855, in Marion, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marion, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Beat 3, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States in 1880.

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Carter Dalton
Mary Jane Ballard
Marriage: 2 December 1855
James R Dalton
Mary Ann Dalton
Amanda Dalton
Victory Dalton
Doc Dalton
Washington Dalton

Sources (4)

  • Mary Dalton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J Ballard in household of Charles Ballard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Jane Ballard, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1855Marion, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 32

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English ballard ‘bald-headed man’ (compare Bald 3).

    French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Balhard, composed of the elements bal, presumably meaning ‘torment, spitefulness’, and hard ‘hard, strong’. Compare Ballor .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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