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Lyman Ballard

BALLARD, MEARS

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Date: 1/31/2019 at 08:31:46

The History of Jackson County, Iowa, containing A History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc.,
Biographical Sketches of Citizens, War of its Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Jackson County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c., &c. Illustrated. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879, page 621-622

LYMAN BALLARD, retired; was born in Georgia, Franklin Co., Vt., Feb. 14, 1798, and leared the trade of carpenter and joiner; he lived there until 1848; Steptember 5, of that year, he started for Iowa, and arrived in Jackson Co. Sept. 30, and located in Maquoketa; the following year, he built the house where he now lives, and has lived here for over thirty years; he engaged in building, and continued until within the past four years, and has been connected with that business over fifty years. He married Miss Lucy Mears of Franklin Co., Vt., March 22, 1822; they celebrated their golden wedding March 22, 1872; and have lived together over fifty seven years; they have five children--Lepha, Lucy Ann, Frances Jane, Amanda and Wayland L.


 

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