Alpha Emmeline Reedy

1839–1909 (Age 69)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alpha Emmeline

When Alpha Emmeline Reedy was born on 22 March 1839, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Andrew Reedy, was 28 and her mother, Hily Ann Anderson, was 25. She married Robert Franklin Ballard about 1859, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Wilson Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1870. She died in 1909, in Rugby, Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Alpha Emmeline Reedy
Robert Franklin Ballard
Marriage: about 1859
William Henry Ballard

Spouse & Children

about 1859
Virginia, United States


  • William Henry Ballard


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 22

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Reedie .2 Irish: variant spelling of Reidy .3 Americanized form of German Riede .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Emaline Reedey in household of Andrew Reedey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alpha E Reedy in household of Andrew Reedy, "United States Census, 1870"

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