Joseph Tarpley Ballenger

Male23 November 1818–31 July 1883

Brief Life History of Joseph Tarpley

When Joseph Tarpley Ballenger was born on 23 November 1818, in Georgia, United States, his father, Peter C Ballenger, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Pledger, was 31. He married Mary Irving Steele on 7 February 1843, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Beat 1, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died on 31 July 1883, in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Tarpley Ballenger
Mary Irving Steele
Marriage: 7 February 1843
Baron D. K. Ballenger
about 1843–about 1862
Elizabeth Ballenger
William C. Ballenger
about 1847–after 1860
Joseph Irving Ballenger
Thomas Jefferson Ballenger
Johnny N. Ballenger
after 1860–1866
Daniel Milton Ballenger
Martha Catherine Ballenger

Sources (10)

  • J T Ballenger in entry for Thomas Jefferson Ballenger Or Ballinger, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Joseph T Ballinger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph T. Ballenger, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1843DeKalb, Georgia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

    Age 14

    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 18

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin; Gloucestershire): variant of Bellinger (see also Ballinger ). Compare Ballanger 2 and Bellenger 2.

    French: variant of Bellanger 1 and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This form of the surname is almost extinct in France. Compare Ballanger 1 and Bellenger 1.

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

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