Looking for any information on Alexander Ballard, dob: Oct 10, 1828 in VA. Married Rebecca Sumner in Mar 13, 1853 in Indiana. Around 1880 he went to Nebraska to find work and 2 years later returned to get his wife and children and return to Nebraska. From what I understand he was a Blacksmith, but was involved with the building up of Diller NE. He died Sept. 25, 1916 in Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. Rebeccca died Sept 25, 1913 in Fairbury as well.
They had 9 children, names are: Lucy Olive, Etta (Etoille), Bert (Roberta or Alberta), Ida, William, Allan A., Bort S, Byrl E, and Wilma C. Any information on any or all would be greatly appreciate.
I do know that Lucy Olive was a teacher in Fairbury and never married from what we can find, died Nov 30, 1928. Etta married and his surname was McClay. Ida married and his surname was McElwee. Allan died May 19, 1913 in Beatrice, NE.
Bort S. married a Ruth Austin and later moved to CA. They had two children born in Nebraska; Julia Adelaide Ballard, dob Feb 7, 1902, and Albert D. Ballard, dob Oct 17, 1903.
I hope the information that I gave will open some doors for me.
Thanks in advance,