Descendants of Jesse Ballard and Mary Cooper

Jesse Ballard was born in 1805 in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Nathan Ballard and Sarah Lane. He married Mary Cooper in 1830 in Preble County, Ohio. She was born in Butler County, Ohio in 1813, the daughter of Ralph Cooper and Mary Guest. By 1850, they had settled in Hamilton County, Indiana. Mary died there in 1852. In 1856, Jesse married Susannah Estle. He remained in Hamilton County, working as a farmer, until his death in 1893.


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I can’t possibly share all of my family photographs here. Instead, I’ve chosen a select few favorites, mainly group photos. More pictures, particularly of individuals, can be found through my Thal-Gephart Family Tree accessible through my Ancestry profile. I am always looking for more pictures. If you have any to share, please contact me.

Jesse Ballard, ca. 1890

North Side Gallery, G.N. Glass, Sheridan, Indiana

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