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Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia

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  Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) — of Virginia. Born in Williamsburg, Va., 1721. Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774-75. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 22, 1775 (age about 54 years). Interment at College of William and Mary Chapel, Williamsburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Randolph (1693-1737) and Susanna (Beverley) Randolh; brother-in-law of Benjamin Harrison; married to Elizabeth 'Betty' Harrison; nephew of Richard Randolph; uncle of Edmund Jenings Randolph; granduncle of Peyton Randolph; great-granduncle of Edmund Randolph; third great-granduncle of Francis Beverley Biddle; first cousin of Richard Bland; first cousin once removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; first cousin twice removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Edmund Jennings Lee, Dabney Carr and Henry St. George Tucker; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Carter Henry Harrison; first cousin four times removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Fitzhugh Lee, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; first cousin five times removed of John Gardner Coolidge, Edith Wilson, William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; first cousin six times removed of William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); second cousin twice removed of John Wayles Eppes; second cousin thrice removed of Coleby Chew; second cousin four times removed of St. Clair Ballard, Lewis Ballard and William Henry Robertson; second cousin five times removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Randolph County, N.C. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Benjamin Chew (1722-1810) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Maryland, November 29, 1722. Lawyer; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1774-77. Quaker; later Anglican. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 20, 1810 (age 87 years, 52 days). Interment at St. Peter's Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Chew (1693-1743) and Mary (Galloway) Chew (1697-1734); married to Mary Galloway (1729-1755) and Elizabeth Oswald (1732-1819); father of Margaret Oswald 'Peggy' Chew (1760-1827; who married John Eager Howard); grandfather of George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard, Sophia Chew Nicklin (who married George Mifflin Dallas) and Harriet Julianna Carroll (1808-1881; who married John Lee); great-grandfather of John Lee Carroll and Helen Sophia Carroll (1841-1886; who married Charles Oliver O'Donnell); second great-grandfather of John Howell Carroll; first cousin twice removed of John Cadwalader (1805-1879) and Edward Shippen; first cousin thrice removed of John Cadwalader (1843-1925) and Bertha Shippen Irving; second cousin once removed of Mary Chew (1735-1774; who married William Paca (1740-1799)); second cousin thrice removed of Edward Tilghman Paca; third cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Richard Chew, St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Christopher Gadsden (1723-1805) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 16, 1723. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774-76; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1778-80. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 15, 1805 (age 82 years, 211 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Gadsden (1688-1741) and Elizabeth (Gasciogne) Gadsden (1702-1727); married, December 29, 1759, to Mary Hasell (1734-1769); grandfather of John Gadsden and James Gadsden (1788-1858); second great-grandfather of Philip Henry Gadsden; third great-grandfather of Oscar Hampton Ballard; fourth great-grandfather of Harry R. Pauley.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Personal motto: "Don't tread on me."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edmund Jenings Randolph (1753-1813) — of Virginia. Born in Williamsburg, Va., August 10, 1753. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1776; Virginia state attorney general, 1776-82; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1779-82; Governor of Virginia, 1786-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1788; U.S. Attorney General, 1789-94; U.S. Secretary of State, 1794-95. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Millwood, Clarke County, Va., September 12, 1813 (age 60 years, 33 days). Interment at Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Randolph (1727-1784) and Ariana (Jenings) Randolph (1730-1801); married, August 29, 1776, to Elizabeth Nicholas (1753-1810; daughter of Robert Carter Nicholas; sister of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas); father of Peyton Randolph (1779-1828); nephew of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); grandfather of Edmund Randolph (1820-1861); grandnephew of Richard Randolph; second great-grandfather of Francis Beverley Biddle; first cousin once removed of Richard Bland; second cousin of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin once removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker and Carter Henry Harrison; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Fitzhugh Lee, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; second cousin four times removed of John Gardner Coolidge, Edith Wilson, William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; second cousin five times removed of William Welby Beverley; third cousin once removed of John Wayles Eppes; third cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of St. Clair Ballard, Lewis Ballard and William Henry Robertson.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Randolph County, Ill. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Edmund Jenings Randolph: John J. Reardon, Edmund Randolph : A Biography
  Beverley Randolph (1754-1797) — of Virginia. Born in Henrico County, Va., 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1777-80; Governor of Virginia, 1788-91. Died in Cumberland County, Va., February 7, 1797 (age about 42 years). Interment at Westview Cemetery, Farmville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Randolph and Lucille (Bolling) Randolph; married, February 14, 1775, to Martha Cocke (1753-1838); nephew of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); grandnephew of Richard Randolph; third great-granduncle of William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); first cousin of William Henry Harrison; first cousin once removed of Richard Bland, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775), John Wayles Eppes and John Scott Harrison; first cousin twice removed of Francis Wayles Eppes and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); first cousin thrice removed of Douglass Townshend Bolling; first cousin four times removed of Thomas Lawton Davis, Connally Findlay Trigg and Richard Walker Bolling; second cousin of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin once removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Marshall, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James Keith Marshall, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; second cousin thrice removed of William Lewis Cabell, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Fitzhugh Lee, George Craighead Cabell, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell, John Gardner Coolidge, Edith Wilson, William Marshall Bullitt, Alexander Scott Bullitt and Francis Beverley Biddle; second cousin five times removed of Henry De La Warr Flood, Joel West Flood and Earle Cabell; third cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of St. Clair Ballard, Lewis Ballard and William Henry Robertson.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Gadsden (1787-1831) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born March 4, 1787. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1819; U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, 1820-31; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1827-29. Died January 24, 1831 (age 43 years, 326 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Gadsden (1761-1824) and Catherine (Edwards) Gadsden (1766-1816); brother of James Gadsden; married, April 29, 1818, to Margaret Ann Edwards; grandson of Christopher Gadsden; granduncle of Philip Henry Gadsden (1867-1945); first cousin thrice removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard; first cousin four times removed of Harry R. Pauley.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  James Gadsden (1788-1858) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., May 15, 1788. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Florida state legislature, 1840; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1853-56. Negotiated the treaty which led to the Gadsden Purchase, which added 30,000 square miles to the U.S. (parts of southern Arizona and New Mexico). Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., December 25, 1858 (age 70 years, 224 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Gadsden (1761-1824) and Catherine (Edwards) Gadsden (1766-1816); brother of John Gadsden; grandson of Christopher Gadsden; granduncle of Philip Henry Gadsden (1867-1945); first cousin thrice removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard; first cousin four times removed of Harry R. Pauley.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Gadsden County, Fla. is named for him.
  The city of Gadsden, Alabama, was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  St. Clair Ballard (1802-1873) — of Virginia. Born in Monroe County, Va. (now W.Va.), August 14, 1802. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1847. Introduced the legislation to name Boone County, Virginia (now West Virginia) for Daniel Boone, who had rescued his mother from Indians when she was a child. Died in Boone County, W.Va., December 26, 1873 (age 71 years, 134 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Boone County, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John C. Ballard (1772-1856) and Chloe (Finn) Ballard (1783-1863); second cousin of Lewis Ballard; second cousin twice removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard, John Reginald Ballard and Sherman Hart Ballard; second cousin thrice removed of Wade Hampton Ballard III (1924-2006); second cousin four times removed of Peyton Randolph; third cousin once removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Chew, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and Meredith Nicholson; fourth cousin once removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Coleby Chew (1802-1850) — also known as Colby Chew — of New London, New London County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, November 17, 1802. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New London, 1838. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., October 26, 1850 (age 47 years, 343 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Coleby Chew (1773-1802) and Frances (Learned) Chew (1776-1846); married to Mary Cecilia Law (1802-1876); first cousin thrice removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin once removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of John Penn, John Pendleton Jr., Nathaniel Pendleton, Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk (1865-1956); second cousin thrice removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); third cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton, St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard; third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Chew, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph, George Cassety Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton, Oscar Hampton Ballard, John Reginald Ballard and Sherman Hart Ballard; fourth cousin of Henry Gaines Johnson, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis Ballard (1826-1906) — also known as "Dock" — of Monroe County, W.Va. Born in Monroe County, Va. (now W.Va.), August 26, 1826. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Monroe County, 1863. Died in Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va., July 26, 1906 (age 79 years, 334 days). Interment at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Ballard (1788-1867) and Juliana Thompson (Williams) Ballard (1792-1873); married, March 13, 1855, to Malinda Jane Spangler (1838-1892); grandfather of Sherman Hart Ballard; great-grandfather of Wade Hampton Ballard III (1924-2006); first cousin twice removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard and John Reginald Ballard; second cousin of St. Clair Ballard; second cousin four times removed of Peyton Randolph; third cousin once removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Chew, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and Meredith Nicholson; fourth cousin once removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Silas Uriah Pinney (1833-1899) — also known as Silas U. Pinney — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Rockdale, Crawford County, Pa., March 3, 1833. Mayor of Madison, Wis., 1874-76; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1892-98; resigned 1898. Died in Dane County, Wis., April 1, 1899 (age 66 years, 29 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Justin Chapman Pinney (1803-1863) and Mary Polly (Miller) Pinney (1806-1884); married, March 3, 1856, to Mary M. Milliken; second cousin once removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard and John Reginald Ballard (1893-1949).
  Political families: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Elliot Woolfolk Major (1864-1949) — also known as Elliot W. Major — of Pike County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Edgewood, Lincoln County, Mo., October 20, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 11th District, 1897-1900; Missouri state attorney general, 1909-13; Governor of Missouri, 1913-17. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died, from cardiac insufficiency due to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis, aggravated by very hot and humid weather, in St. Joseph's Hill Infirmary, near Eureka, Jefferson County, Mo., July 9, 1949 (age 84 years, 262 days). Interment at Bowling Green City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of James Reed Major (1825-1921) and Sarah Taylor (Woolfolk) Major (1835-1911); married, June 14, 1887, to Elizabeth Myers; first cousin of Edgar Bailey Woolfolk (1865-1956); first cousin thrice removed of Zachary Taylor; first cousin five times removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; second cousin thrice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee, John Penn, John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; second cousin five times removed of Peyton Randolph; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edgar Bailey Woolfolk (1865-1956) — also known as Edgar B. Woolfolk — of Troy, Lincoln County, Mo. Born in Flint Hill, St. Charles County, Mo., November 22, 1865. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lincoln County, 1899-1902; circuit judge in Missouri 35th Circuit, 1912-43. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Troy, Lincoln County, Mo., January 2, 1956 (age 90 years, 41 days). Interment at Troy Cemetery, Troy, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Allen Woolfolk and Mary Elizabeth (Allen) Woolfolk; married, November 25, 1891, to Mary Norton; first cousin of Elliot Woolfolk Major; first cousin thrice removed of Zachary Taylor; first cousin five times removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Coleby Chew; second cousin thrice removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee, John Penn, John Pendleton Jr. and Nathaniel Pendleton; second cousin five times removed of Peyton Randolph; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee (1758-1815), Edmund Jennings Lee, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jackson-Lee family; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Meredith Nicholson (1866-1947) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., December 9, 1866. Democrat. Member of Indiana Democratic State Committee, 1930-32; U.S. Minister to Paraguay, 1933-35; Venezuela, 1935; Nicaragua, 1938-41; novelist; poet. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 21, 1947 (age 81 years, 12 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Willis Nicholson (1826-1894) and Emily Ellen (Meredith) Nicholson (1842-1914); married, June 16, 1896, to Eugenie Kountze (1867-1931); married, September 20, 1933, to Dorothy (Wolfe) Lannon; third cousin thrice removed of St. Clair Ballard and Lewis Ballard (1826-1906).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Philip Henry Gadsden (1867-1945) — also known as Philip H. Gadsden — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 4, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; utility executive; member of South Carolina state house of representatives from Charleston County, 1894-1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died February 28, 1945 (age 77 years, 147 days). Interment at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Shulz Gadsden (1834-1915) and Florida Indiana (Morrall) Gadsden (1835-1916); married, April 19, 1895, to Sally Pelzer Inglesby (1871-1900); grandnephew of John Gadsden and James Gadsden; second great-grandson of Christopher Gadsden; third cousin once removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard; third cousin twice removed of Harry R. Pauley (born1907).
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Oscar H. Ballard Oscar Hampton Ballard (1886-1967) — also known as O. H. Ballard — of Princeton, Mercer County, W.Va. Born in Ballard, Monroe County, W.Va., September 13, 1886. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mercer County, 1931-34, 1939-42, 1945-46, 1949-52; mayor of Princeton, W.Va., 1937-39; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1953-60; defeated in primary, 1934. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; American Legion. Died in October, 1967 (age 81 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Millard Fillmore Ballard (1849-1923) and Lydia (Keatley) Ballard (1849-1890); married, October 21, 1921, to Ruth Snead (1896-1967); third great-grandson of Christopher Gadsden; first cousin of John Reginald Ballard; first cousin once removed of Harry R. Pauley; first cousin twice removed of Lewis Ballard; first cousin thrice removed of John Gadsden and James Gadsden; second cousin once removed of Silas Uriah Pinney; second cousin twice removed of St. Clair Ballard; third cousin of Sherman Hart Ballard; third cousin once removed of Philip Henry Gadsden and Wade Hampton Ballard III (1924-2006); third cousin thrice removed of Coleby Chew.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  John Reginald Ballard (1893-1949) — also known as John R. Ballard — of Union, Monroe County, W.Va. Born in Monroe County, W.Va., September 4, 1893. Democrat. Investigator; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945-49. Died May 24, 1949 (age 55 years, 262 days). Interment at Ballard Church Cemetery, Ballard, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Thompson Ballard (1845-1929) and Margaret (Bonham) Ballard (1870-1936); married to Miriam K. Dunn (1897-1981); first cousin of Oscar Hampton Ballard; first cousin twice removed of Lewis Ballard; second cousin once removed of Silas Uriah Pinney; second cousin twice removed of St. Clair Ballard; third cousin of Sherman Hart Ballard; third cousin once removed of Wade Hampton Ballard III (1924-2006); third cousin thrice removed of Coleby Chew.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sherman Hart Ballard (1894-1963) — also known as Sherman H. Ballard — of Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va. Born in Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va., July 22, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Monroe County, 1941-44, 1947-50, 1953-54; defeated, 1938, 1950, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion. Died in Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va., December 25, 1963 (age 69 years, 156 days). Interment at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Hampton Ballard (1859-1919) and Lillie Elizabeth (Williams) Ballard (1868-1943); married, November 15, 1922, to Maudie Mae Jessee (1900-1987); father of Wade Hampton Ballard III; grandson of Lewis Ballard (1826-1906); second cousin twice removed of St. Clair Ballard; third cousin of Oscar Hampton Ballard and John Reginald Ballard; third cousin thrice removed of Coleby Chew.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Harry R. Pauley Harry R. Pauley (b. 1907) — of Iaeger, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Keystone, McDowell County, W.Va., February 19, 1907. Democrat. Contractor; real estate business; coal operator; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County, 1937-40, 1949-54, 1957-60, 1963-66, 1969-74; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1958-59. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Etta (Redmond) Pauley (1879-1968) and Emory Preston Pauley (1883-1957); married, August 3, 1927, to Jessie M. Lambert; fourth great-grandson of Christopher Gadsden; first cousin once removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard (1886-1967); first cousin four times removed of John Gadsden and James Gadsden; third cousin twice removed of Philip Henry Gadsden.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Wade Hampton Ballard III (1924-2006) — also known as Wade H. Ballard III; Jim Ballard — of Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va. Born November 30, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 5th District, 1964; chair of Monroe County Republican Party, 1968; campaign manager for Gov. Arch A. Moore, 1968; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1969-70; candidate for West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1970. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Rotary; Odd Fellows; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died June 29, 2006 (age 81 years, 211 days). Interment at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va.
  Presumably named for: Wade Hampton
  Relatives: Son of Sherman Hart Ballard and Maudie Mae (Jessee) Ballard (1900-1987); married to Valeria J. Ballard (1931-2010); great-grandson of Lewis Ballard; second cousin thrice removed of St. Clair Ballard; third cousin once removed of Oscar Hampton Ballard and John Reginald Ballard.
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Val J. Ballard Valeria J. Ballard (1931-2010) — also known as Val J. Ballard; Valeria Jancso — of Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, December 26, 1931. Republican. Insurance agent; chair of Monroe County Republican Party, 1972-73; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 19th District, 1974. Female. Missionary Baptist. Member, Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Peterstown, Monroe County, W.Va., May 30, 2010 (age 78 years, 155 days). Interment at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of Arpad Jancso and Valeria (Deak) Jancso; married to Wade Hampton Ballard III (1924-2006).
  Political family: Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, November 4, 1974
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The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
 
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/families/10001-0280.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

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