Branches of the Ballard Family


First Generation

JEANETTA BALLARD born March 1866, Texas, married THOMAS DEE MORGAN SHIPLEY, born July 1864, Tennessee, (son of JOHN CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY and THELEY {---}) occupation Farmer.
THOMAS, age 16, is listed on the 1880 census with his father, John Shipley, in Hill County, Texas. On the 1900 census, he and Jeanetta are in Ellis County, Texas with 6 children. By 1910, widower Thomas is in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, with the 4 younger children. By 1920, he had remarried, and was living with wife, Luella (whom we called "Grandma Tea"), and was listed with the 2 youngest children from his first wife plus new son, Paul Vernon Shipley, and living in Tillman County, Oklahoma.

i ADA MAE SHIPLEY born March 16, 1892.
ii EARNEST SHIPLEY born March 1888, Texas.
iii FRANK SHIPLEY born May 1890, Texas.
iv LEROY D. SHIPLEY born May 1894, Texas.
v HATTIE S. SHIPLEY born November 1896, Texas.
vi MINNIE L. SHIPLEY born December 1898, Texas, married PAT HAYNES.
vii WILLIE BELLE SHIPLEY, born 1901, Texas, married HANK KRAUSE, lived on the Bar HK Ranch in Kellyville, Oklahoma.

Second Generation

ADA MAE SHIPLEY born March 16, 1892, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, married September 7, 1911, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, EMMIT WESLEY SULLIVAN, born March 1, 1887, Houlka, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, (son of HENRY HICKMAN SULLIVAN and LAURA JANE MARTIN) died August 7, 1976, Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California, buried August 10, 1976, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California. ADA MAE died January 31, 1966, McLean, Gray County, Texas, buried February 3, 1966, in the family plot with her sons in McLean Cemetery, McLean, Texas.
EMMIT and ADA MAE were both listed on the 1900 census in the households of their fathers; Emmit in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, and Ada Mae in Ellis County, Texas. On the 1910 Census, Emmit was living with his sister, Annie Lee Parker, and her family, and Ada Mae was in the household of her father, both in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The 1920 census has Emmit and Ada Mae and their first 4 children residing in Redmound Township, Seminole County, Oklahoma.

i ROY EDWARD SULLIVAN born September 7, 1912, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. ROY died after 1966.
ii ELMO PAUL SULLIVAN born July 2, 1914, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, died January 20, 1945, buried McLean Cemetery, McLean, Texas.
iii ALTON RUDOLPH SULLIVAN born February 9, 1916, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, married 1945, LELA HENDERSON. ALTON died {....}, buried in the family plot with his mother and brothers, McLean Cemetery, McLean, Texas.
iv JAMES WOODROW SULLIVAN born November 11, 1918, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, married 1943, HELEN GOODE. JAMES died May 5, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines. JAMES was buried in Mindanao, Philippines, and his mother had a headstone placed --with a color photograph of James in his dress Army uniform on the stone -- in the family plot in McLean Cemetery, McLean, Texas.
v ASTA MAE SULLIVAN born February 21, 1921, Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, married September 25, 1944, CLARENCE EUGENE (TEX) FOSDYCK. TEX died January, 1996, Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, California, buried Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, California.
vi MARY ELLA (FAYE) SULLLIVAN born March 21, 1924, Beggs, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, married November 14, 1942, in Groom, born Jamuary 23, 1923, Booker, Ochiltree County, Texas, (son of JOSEPH HORN HALSEY and IDA MYRTLE WILLEY) died April 16, 1969, Los Angeles, LA Co., California, buried April 19, 1969, Forest Lawn, Glendale, LA Co., California. FAYE died April 23, 1973, West Covina, LA Co., California, buried April 26, 1973, Forest Lawn, Glendale, LA Co., California.

v CHARLES HENRY SULLIVAN born February 7, 1928, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, married LINDA {---}. CHARLES died January 20, 1993, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, buried January 23, 1993, Kerrville, Texas.

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