Descendants of Thomas Ballard


591. Mahala Houchins

Mahala reared her younger brother Harvey Houchins, after her mother Catherine died, and her father left VA for Missouri. Mahala and William Mann, along with Harvey, moved to Henry Co., Indiana during the Civil War with her sister Sarah Elizabeth Houchins who married John Wesley Dunbar.

William Mann

1850 census Mercer Co., VA 42nd district lists William Mann head of household, 22 yrs, farmer, and Mahala 17 yrs.

592. Sarah Elizabeth Houchins

Buriel: Mt. Summit Cemetery, Henry County, Indiana

John Wesley Dunbar

John Wesley Dunbar was a Confederate soldier in the 30th Battalion VA Sharpshooters.

942. Pembroke Dunbar

On 1860 Raleigh Co., VA census, Pembroke is shown as 2 months old.

944. Emma Dunbar

Grandmother Hallie had a small wooden box, kept in the little bedroom upstrairs on the west side, that she called "Little Emma's Box." She and her daughter Virginia used to tell us that the room was haunted by the ghost of little Emma Dunbar, because that was the box that used to hold her toys. They both swore that the sounds of a child playing would periodically come from that room.

595. Harvey Greenly Houchins

Harvey Houchins was reared by his sister Mahala who married William Mann. They moved to Sulphur Springs, Henry Co., Indiana. Harvey had a son Granville, who lived in Osseo, Minn. Granville lived to be 98 years old.

John Vest

Sources on this info from Hal Wilson.

Richardson Kesinger

This family moved to Missouri.