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John Goff Ballentine, Sr
Birth: May 20, 1825
Pulaski
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1915
Pulaski
Giles County
Tennessee, USA

U.S. Congressman. Graduating from Wurtemberg Academy, in 1841, from the University of Nashville, in 1845, from the law department of Harvard University in 1848 and he was a member of the faculty of Livingston Law School in New York. Moving to Mississippi, in 1854, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and practiced law in Memphis. During the Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the Confederate Army. After the war, he located to Pulaski, Tennessee and practiced law. In 1883, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, serving until 1887. Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he lived in retirement until his death at age 90. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Mitchell Ballentine (1791 - 1863)
  Mary Tuttle Goff Ballentine (1805 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Laird Ballentine (1832 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Sallie Leverette Ballentine (1856 - 1944)*
  John Goff Ballentine (1863 - 1919)*
  Adelaide Ballentine (1868 - 1950)*
  Margaret Palmer Ballentine (1870 - 1871)*
  Andrew Mitchell Ballentine (1873 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Goff Ballentine (1825 - 1915)
  Margaret J. Ballentine Palmer (1830 - 1886)*
  William F. Ballentine (1832 - 1886)*
  Andrew Jackson Ballentine (1833 - 1903)*
  James Hamilton Ballentine (1837 - 1880)*
  Mary Adelaide Ballentine (1840 - 1863)*
 
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Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Pulaski
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6910258
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- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
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C.S.A., Colonel Congressman John Goff Ballentine, Senior
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015
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