This is an old post I saw as I'm looking for my gr gr grandfather's parents.
William Dexter Ballance b 6/16/1830 d 4/4/1897 was my great grandfather's brother. My gr grdfther. was James Wade Ballance. James Wade lived in Saline,Miller County, Mo. most of his married life.
I have info on William and Wade's parents and their siblings' names.
Their father's name was John and his wife was Winniford (Winnifred?). I haven't been able to go back further than this.
If this sounds like your family, let me know and I will give you what I have.