Mary Jane Ballard

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 Lawrence, Mississippi, United States in 1860 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 (5)

  • Mary Daulton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Jane Ballard, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Mary Jane Ballard in entry for Carter Dalton, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

World Events (8)


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


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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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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