Monday, March 1, 2010

Madness Monday - Landon W. Ballinger

This week's Madness Monday post is a short one.  Unfortunately, the number 4 child of William and Lucinda Ballinger, lived a short life and appears to have left behind very few clues.

The timeline is this:
  • Circa 1858 Landon is born.  The place is unknown although quite possibly was it in Boulder as that is allegedly the year the family moved to Boulder.  See the February 26th post - Timeline William Harrison Ballinger.
  • 26 November 1870 - Landon dies near Boulder and is buried in Columbia Cemetery at the age of 12.
Landon was the second Ballinger child to pass away in November of 1870.  More on that in a future post.

Here is where I wish there was federal census data available on this family, hope that something will eventually turn up and wonder why and how William Ballinger managed to evade the federal census taker every year that William was considered a head of household (1850 through 1900).


  1. Hi Michelle: I'm a friend of Terri O'Connell's, and it sounds like your Landon W. Ballinger was named after his uncle, my g-g-g-gf Landon W. Ballinger. I have no photos or anything on Ballingers (at least, nothing identified). Here's how it plays out:

    Landon W. m. Elizabeth NEW (license granted 25 Feb 1833 Morgan Co. IL);
    Landon & Elizabeth's dau Mary Jane m. John O. HALE 18 May 1854 Mahaska Co. IA
    Mary Jane & John's dau. Iowa m2 William SPEED 1 Jan 1889 Mahaska Co., IA
    Iowa & William's dau. Ida m. Charles HERRICK 17 Sept 1916 Mahaska Co., IA
    Ida & Charles's son Matthew m. Esther MAROLEWSKI 9 Oct. 1949 Chicago, Cook, IL
    Matt & Esther had me.

  2. Hi Linda, or maybe I should say Cousin!

    It's great to hear from you! I've been figuring "my" Landon and "your" Landon were probably uncle and nephew. I'm still gathering evidence for a proof argument that "my" Landon's father, William Ballinger and "your" Landon Ballinger were brother's. The theory being their father was John F. Ballinger.