When John Ballenger was born on 3 January 1871, in Callao, Macon, Missouri, United States, his father, Benjamin Ballenger, was 38 and his mother, Martha Ann Everheart, was 36. He married Cleora McHenry on 21 February 1895, in Platte City, Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Preston Township, Platte, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 February 1924, in Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Smithville Memorial Cemetery, Smithville, Clay, Missouri, United States.
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.