When James McClure Ballinger was born on 10 June 1833, in Russell, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Ballinger, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Hartley, was 30. He married Elnora W. Warner on 6 March 1856, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monroe Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 28 December 1892, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.
English (of Norman origin): dissimilated form of Barringer (see Berringer ).
Americanized form of French Bélanger (see Belanger ) or of its variant Bellanger . Compare Bellinger 3.
German: perhaps a variant of Behringer or of Barringer , a cognate of 1 above, with similar dissimilation of r to l. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
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James served on the Union side of the civil war (he was one of only 311 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to do so)1. He served in the 26th Regiment of the Kentucky Infantry.2 …
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