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Ballanfant Cemetery

 

 Ballanfant Cemetery is located to the west of Culleoka. In Culleoka, go west on Mooresville Pike for ¾ mile. The cemetery is 300 yards down fence line opposite point where Frank Moore Road enters Mooresville Pike.

 Listed in They Passed This Way on page D-208, and in Maury County, Tennessee Cemeteries on page 496. 

Known Veterans Buried at

Ballanfant Cemetery


War of 1812

Joseph Ballanfant

 

The Civil War

Josiah Turner Ballanfant

 Listing and Genealogies:

Ballanfant, Eliza Easter Evans Turner, 17 Feb 1827 – 15 Jul 1903 “Wife of John Ballanfant” (married John Ballanfant on 2 Oct 1844 at Hillsboro, North Carolina; daughter of Josiah Turner Sr. and Eliza Estes Evans)

Ballanfant, James Webb, 23 Dec 1846 – 10 Nov 1861 (son of John Ballanfant and Eliza Easter Evans Turner)

Ballanfant, John B., Sr., 7 Mar 1820 – 4 Mar 1900 (born at Williamson County, Tenn.; husband of Eliza Easter Evans Turner – married 2 Oct 1844 at Hillsboro, North Carolina; son of Joseph Ballanfant and Sarah “Sally” Turner; served as State Legislator from 1878-1880)

 

John Ballanfant Sr. was born 7 Mar 1820 in Williamson County, Tennessee to Joseph Ballanfant and Sarah “Sally” Turner. He was a merchant and member of the Methodist church in Maury County, Tennessee. He was elected to the Tennessee State Legislature and served from 1878 to 1880. On 2 Oct 1844 in Hillsboro, Columbus County, North Carolina, he married Eliza Easter Evans Tuner, daughter of Josiah Turner Sr. and Eliza Estes Evans. Both John and Eliza were grandchildren of James Turner, who served in the Revolutionary War. John and Eliza were blessed with the birth of 13 children: Josiah Turner Ballanfant, James Webb Ballanfant, Sarah “Sallie” Ballafant Cockrill, Susan Mary Ballanfant Martin, William Evans Ballanfant, Eliza Turner Ballanfant Taylor, Alice Mebane Ballanfant Wilson, John B. Ballanfant, Jonathan Hunt Ballanfant, Maderson Frierson Ballanfant, Martha Booker “Pattie” Ballanfant Akin, Lucy Mooresville Ballanfant, and Eva Ballanfant. He died 4 Mar 1900, just 3 days short of his 80th birthday.

 

Ballanfant, John B., Jr., 2 Sep 1856 – 8 Jun 1926 (son of John Ballanfant and Eliza Easter Evans Turner; husband of Gertrude Martin)

Ballanfant, Joseph, 14 Nov 1795 – 9 Nov 1869 “b. Halifax Co., Va.” (son of Jean “John” Bellenfant and Louisa “Lucy” Yeoman; husband of Sarah “Sally” Turner – married on 22 Apr 1819 by Rev. Garner McConnico in Williamson County, Tenn.; War of 1812)

 

Joseph Ballanfant was born 14 Nov 1790 in Halifax County, Virginia, according to Ballanfant Family Bible. Note that his tombstone at Ballanfant Cemetery shows his birth date as 14 Nov 1795. His parents were Jean “John” Bellenfant and Louisa “Lucy” Yeoman. At a young age, his family moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina, where he grew up. He served in the War of 1812 for six months, beginning 28 Nov 1814. Sometime after the War he moved to Williamson County, Tennessee. During his time in Williamson County, he married Sarah “Sally” Turner. The family Bible records the following: "Joseph Ballanfant eldest son of John Ballanfant, a native of France and Sally Turner fifth daughter of James Turner were married by Rev'd Garner McConnico in Williamson County, Tennessee on the 22nd day of April A D 1819". He emigrated in 1824 to the Culleoka area of Maury County, Tennessee where he remained until his death. Joseph was a trustee of the first school at Culleoka in 1835. Pleasant Grove (Culleoka) Post Office was opened at the Ballanfant estate in about 1835 and remained there for ten years. Family history and sources show that Joseph and Sally only had one son, John, but the 1830 census shows a young girl under 5 years of age in the household. If she was a daughter, she might have died young.

 

Ballanfant, Joseph, 18 Nov 1876 – 13 Jan 1963 (son of Josiah Turner Ballanfant and Sallie Turner; husband of Lula Francis Grissom)

Ballanfant, Josiah Turner, 1 Oct 1845 – 27 Nov 1924. Father. (Son of John Ballanfant & Eliza Easter Evans Turner; Co F, 4th Tennessee Cav & Co. F, 3rd Cav., C.S.A.; married Sallie Turner of Marshall County on 28 Nov 1871 at Mooresville in Marshall County, Tennessee)

Ballanfant, Lucy, 9 Feb 1865 – 9 Jun 1865 (daughter of John Ballanfant and Eliza Easter Evans Turner)

Ballanfant, Lula Frances Grissom, 15 Dec 1888 – 7 Aug 1987 (native of Kansas; daughter of Elbert Wesley Grissom and Martha Francis Bain; wife of Joseph Ballanfant)

Ballanfant, Maderson Frierson “Mat”, 6 Mar 1861 – 26 Jan 1915 (daughter of John Ballanfant and Eliza Easter Evans Turner; never married)

Ballanfant, Sarah “Sally” Turner, 7 Aug 1801 – 10 Apr 1876 “Wife of Joseph Ballanfant, b. Caswell Co., N.C.” (fifth daughter of James Turner, Revolutionary War soldier; wife of Joseph Ballanfant – married on 22 Apr 1819 by Rev. Garner McConnico in Williamson County, Tenn.)

Cockrill, Sarah P. “Sallie” Ballanfant, 17 Mar 1848 – 1 Jul 1913 “His Wife” (daughter of John Ballanfant and Eliza Easter Turner; wife of W. Pike Cockrill – married 1 Feb 1872 at Culleoka, Tennessee)

Cockrill, W. Pike, 24 May 1844 – 8 Mar 1884 (native of Tuscumbia, Alabama; husband of Sallie P. Ballanfant – married 1 Feb 1872 at Culleoka, Tennessee; son of Granville LaForce Cockrill)

Durham, C. C., 11 Jan 1838 – 12 Jun 1873

Grissom, Roscoe Garfield, 10 Mar 1880 – 26 Feb 1952 (native of Kansas; son of Elbert Wesley Grissom and Martha Francis Bain)

Scott, Eliza Vashti Ballanfant, 6 Sep 1872 – 28 Jun 1956 (wife of C. E. Scott; daughter of Josiah Turner Ballanfant and Sallie Turner; died at California, after cremation her ashes were brought back to Culleoka and interred at the family cemetery)

Wilson, Alice Mebane Ballanfant, 1854 – 1946 (daughter of John Ballanfant and Eliza Easter Evans Turner; wife of John J. Wilson) 

(Compiled by Rick Gray April 2005)