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John Russell Ballard

John Russell Ballard, farmer, was born March 17, 1857, in Tallapoosa County; son of William and Frances Permelia (Russell) Ballard, the former who was born near Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, moved to Alabama with his parents when quite young, was elected Justice of the Peace in Tallapoosa County, served in the Confederate States Army as Private, Lieutenant and Captain of Co. C, Forty-seventh Alabama Regiment, and spent the last year of the war as a prisoner in Fort Delaware. His paternal grandfather came from Indiana to Coweta County, Georgia, about 1826 or 1827, was married there, and a few years later moved to Alabama, settling near Dadeville, in Tallapoosa County. His mother's parents emigrated from Henry County, Georgia, to Chambers County, later moving to Tallapoosa County.

He was educated in the common country schools of Tallapoosa County, and became a farmer. He was elected Justice of the Peace, 1892, 1896, and 1900; was beat chairman of the People's Party from the time of its organisation until the party united with the Democratic party in Tallapoosa County, at which time he became beat chairman of the latter party. Mr. Ballard was chairman of a committee of citizens appointed to erect a school in his community, and after its erection was made president of the board of trustees of the M. I. Academy. He is a Missionary Baptist.

December 21, 1882, near Youngs Ferry, to Dannie Hardy, daughter of Daniel and Julia Ann Elizabeth (Allen) Hardy, of Tallapoosa County; granddaughter of Robert Hardy, who came to Alabama from South Carolina about 1880.

Alexander City.

Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, By Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D., Volume III,
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Compnay, Chicago, 1921

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