Ballard County, Kentucky

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Awdra Estelle (Hackney) Allensworth  Birth Certificate
signed her name throughout her life as
Audrey Elizabeth Allensworth  Death Certificate

she married:

Robert Lee Allensworth Sr.

Birth Certificate

Death Certificate

Telephone Company Identification

Telephone Pioneers of America Card

Photos with Telephone Co. Truck

Allensworth, Robert L. & Audrey
Quincy, IL
John Henry Hackney, brother of Audrey (Hackney) Allensworth, buried in Troy, MO
Henry Harrison Lee was born in 1837, brother of Sarah Tennessee Lee Mayberry, and son of Lewis S. Lee and Nancy Watson. Henry farmed in Ballard most of his life, and died there on 23 Dec 1912. He is buried in Cane Creek Cem.

Anna Pairelee Mayberry born 2 April 1863 Ballard Co. Kentucky married Francis Marion McNeill she was the daughter of William Mayberry and Sarah Tennessee Lee.
George Mayberry son of William Mayberry and Sarah Tennessee Lee, married Martha J. Dennis and, 2nd wife, Ella Davenport.
Bud Mayberry (unknown, possibly John William Mayberry),  Sarah Claresta Mayberry (married William Frank Arington) and George Mayberry.
Jesse H.Mayberry is the son of John William Mayberry and Josie A White, John William Mayberry father was William Mayberry and Sarah Tennessee Lee.     
Lewis S. Lee (son of John James Lee and Jane Tuggle) was Sarah Tennessee Lee Mayberry father. [see Lewis S. Lee Ballard Co.Bio.]
Sarah Tennessee Lee Mayberry. Her mother was Nancy Watson. Sarah married William Mayberry (b. McCracken Co., KY) in Ballard Co., KY, on 1 Feb 1853.
Mary Robena (Mayberry) Tippy was a daughter of William and Sarah Tennessee (Lee) Mayberry, and twin sister to Martha Robena (Mayberry) Carter, who married William Carter.
Sarah Tennessee Lee Mayberry Family
Children of William and Sarah Tennessee (Lee) Mayberry were:  Nancy A. b. ca 1854, Martha b. ca 1856, Mary R. b. ca. 1856, Molly Elvira b. ca 1859, George S. b. ca 1861, Anna Pairelee b. 2 April 1863, Barbara E. b. ca. 1866, Sarah C. b. ca 1869 and John b. ca 1870.
More Families
Tippy Family Bible

John Tippy, born Johnson Co., Ill., 6/23/43, married 6/18/74, died 4/7/1906
Mary R. Tippy, born Ballard Co., KY, 1/13/1856, married 6/18/1873, died 5/15/1938
William Tippy, born Ballard Co., KY, 1/1/1875
Mary E. Tippy, born Ballard Co., KY, 9/7/1876, died 8/30/1947
Sarah T. Tippy, born Ballard Co., KY, 2/24/1879, died 10/26/1880
Florence H. Tippy, born Scott Co., MO 1/21/1881, died 9/13/1937
George W. Tippy, born Scott Co., MO 7/4/1883, died 9/21/1886
Annie M. Tippy, born Scott Co., MO 8/4/1888, died 3/9/1953
Noah E. Tippy, born Scott Co., MO 5/5/1874, died 5/30/1926
Marriage License of Sarah Tennessee Lee to William Mayberry
Death Certificate

Sarah Timmons (Lee) Canada, wife of James S. Canada. She was born Nov 29, 1878 in Ballard Co., KY, and died in Wickliffe on March 13, 1946, stuck by a train. Sarah was the daughter of Henry Harrison Lee and Mary Helton (Hilton). She was buried in Wickliffe, KY.

Sarah A. Lee and William C. Timmons had three children Willie Ruth, Gus, & Bertha, 2nd marriage James S. Canada no known children.
Submitted by Charles
Crice & Tackett Families
Submitted by Jeanne
Mary Tackett McClain daughter of William and Catherine Ashworth Tackett of Wickliffe. The Tackett farm was located about 1 mile from Wickliiffe on what used to be Old Mayfield Rd. The land was later purchased by Walter Henry Jones and Laura Bell Jones (niece of Mary) - Laura is buried in the Wickliffe Cemetery.

Mary Swearingen Crice and Frederick W. Crice. They lived in North Ballard County, near Oscar. She was born in 1839 in Shelby County, KY. He was the son of John Crice of Ballard. I am not sure of the date on this picture but they were married in 1855 and had 15 children. I think it was probably taken around the turn of the century or just before.

Robert Frederick Crice and Lannie Rodgers Johnston Crice. Robert Crice was the County Jailer in Ballard County about 1931 until his death in 1949. Lannie finished his term. This picture was taken in the yard adjacent to the jail.

Barbara E. (Mayberry) Potts, Mary Robena (Mayberry) Tippy, Bud (possibly John William Mayberry) and the one not Identified, is probably Sarah Claresta (Mayberry) Arington.
Martha Mobena Mayberry and her first husband William Carter. Their son was Martin Luther.  Martha's 2nd husband was Isaac A. Armstrong. Their children: Jerry T.,  Luis, John H., Mary Effie, George Edward (see photo Antiock Cem.). Her brother was George Mayberry and his wife Martha J. Dennis. Martha Mobena and George were the children of Sarah Tennessee Lee and William Mayberry.
Barbara E. Mayberry Potts born 18 July 1865, Ballard Ky.and died 8 March 1933, married Marion Luther Potts born 4 March 1851 Union City Tenn., died 9 Sep. 1930.  Both died in Malden, Mo. Their children: Lonnie, Samuel Abner, Cecil Guy, John William, George Washington, Tilman, Raymond H., Minnie, Una Mae, and Lester Leslie

Will of Lewis S. Lee
John Tippy and Mary Robena Mayberry's family. John front left next to him Mary Robena next William my grand father, Mary Elizabeth Tippy, top left Noah Elmer Tippy, Annie Mae Tippy, next Ida Eves daughter of Mary E. Tippy Eves.  Florence G. was not in the picture as she was married and living in Arkansas.  She married William Henry Cox.  George W. and Sarah T. died young, a couple years old buried at Silent Hill Cemetery, Near Blodgett, Missouri.
Marriage Record of Mary Robena Mayberry & John Tippy
John Tippy
North east Amt of a Tract of land formerly owned by Jeremiah Hye and sold at Court's sale and bought by my Aunt Denny the land on which Henry Lee now resides: beginning at the North east corner of said tract and running south to the South East corner of said tract of land Thence West with the Southern line of said land to the South West Corner Thence North to the North West Corner. Then ce to the beginning - I will and bequeath to said Henry H. Lee sixty five acres of said Land, to be his laid off the East - end of said land so as to include all the improvements etc.
3rd  I Will and bequeath to Robt Lee his fifty acres of land to be laid off out of the One hundred & fifty-acre tract known as the East Russell tract of Land & The Hays Tract  Said line of division to run north and South through the Russell land so as to include enough off of said Russell land to make fifty acres when added to the Surplus left off the Hays tract:
4th  I Will and bequeath to my Son John M. Lee The following Tract-or parcel of land beginning at the South West corner of The Russell bought from Wickliffe - Thence South - to the Wickliffe corner. Thence East to a certain __ Hollow running through the field. Thence down said hollow north to a big branch. Thence with the meanders of said branch to the beginning.
5th  I Devise that - all the rest of my land be ___ - and the proceeds of sale applied to the maintenance of my daughter Thurza Ann Lee during her natural life except such amounts as maybe necessary to pay taxes etc. and at her death to be sold and equally divided between all my heirs then living and I hereby appoint H.H. Lee Trustee in Trust for my Daughter Thurza Ann Lee.
6th  It is my Will and devise that should I die before my contract with my Croppers expire That such work stock as may be necessary to cultivate the crops be not sold at the regular sale but at such time as the crops may be laid by then to be sold but all the rest of my personal property be sold at my demise. This March 29th 1873.                               L. S. Lee
                                                             H.P. Melton
                                                             John Cook
State of Kentucky
Ballard County} bct
                             I Sam J. Moore
County Clerk certify that above Will was on Aug 20th 1894 filed and that same has been duly probated and ordered to Record and stands duly Recorded in my Office.  This Sept 4, 1894:
                                                               Sam J. Moore, CBCC
                                                               __  ____  __

Having an abiding faith in the supreme ruler of the universe and recognize that sooner or later a change must come to us all and being of Sound Mind and a disposing memory make this my last Will and Testament Amen.
1st  I Devise at my death that all of my personal property be sold and my funeral expenses paid together with all my just debts out of the sale of said personal property.
2nd  I bequeath to my son Henry H. Lee the following tract or parcel of land Beginning at the North east Amt of a Tract of land formerly owned by Jeremiah Hye and sold at Court's sale and bought by my Aunt Denny the land on which Henry Lee now resides: beginning at
George Lewis Mayberry Probate - Son of William Mayberry and Sarah Tennessee Lee
This is Robert S. Brunson Lived in Ballard Co. married Martha Jane Tippy 19 Jan 1888 Ballard Co. Martha Jane Tippy father was Simeon C. Tippy and Mary Elizabeth Conder and was the father and mother of John Tippy that married Mary Robena Mayberry. Robert S. Brunson is buried in the Barlow Cemetery, born 9 Jan, 1825 Christian Co. Ky. died 4 Dec. 1916 Ballard Co. Martha Jane burial is unknown. 
Isaac and Sarilda Johnson Family

Family Group Sheet

Father: Isaac Johnson BM b. ~1840 Kentucky; d. early 1890's; Parents b. Virginia
Mother: Surilda "Rilda" Johnson  BF/MF b. 1844 Hopkinsville, Kentucky d. 26 June 1921 Toledo, Lucas, Ohio; Willow Cem. (9 children living in 1900)
[Listed next to Isaac and Rilda in 1870 and 1880 census in Barlow, Ballard County, are Nat(han) Nunn and wife Lucy or Louisa (Turner). Nat or Lucy/Louisa could be related to Isaac and Rilda. In 1880, Nat and Louisa's youngest children are given as Isah and Surrenda. Patrick Nunn (son) and Dance Johnson were witnesses for marriage of Lizzie Johnson and George Hanna(h) in 1900 at what was probably Surilda's house. P.C. Nunn witnessed the 1911 marriage of Ascue Johnson and Lizzie Johnson Hannah. Bud Nunn and Hattie Johnson witnessed the 1912 marriage of Willie Crouch in Wickliffe. ]

1    Lettie Johnson BF b. 1864 Kentucky
2    Dance/Dancy Johnson BM/MM b. 1866 Kentucky   
       m. 27 Dec 1897 Mrs. Mattie Thomas BF b. 1870 Kentucky
       ch: Rudel Johnson (adopted) BF b. 1905 Illinois
3    Major Johnson BM b. 1868 Kentucky; d. Arkansas after 1940 (Census living with son Major Jr.)
       m. Missouri Johnson b. 1878 Arkansas
       ch: Major Johnson Jr. b. Jul. 13, 1906 Arkansas d. Nov. 7, 1954 Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio
       WWII PVT 10 AVIATION SQ AAF buried Willow Cem. Lucas Co., OH
            m. Rosalie Unknown b. 1910 Arkansas
       ch: Moses Johnson b. 1908 Arkansas
       ch: Lizzie Johnson b. 1910 Arkansas
       ch: Sarilda Johnson b. 1912 Arkansas
       ch: Pearl Johnson b. 1915 Arkansas
       ch: Earl Johnson b. 1915 Arkansas
4    Masses / Moses / Mose Johnson BM b. 25 February 1871, Wickliffe, Ballard Co., KY; d. 8 July 1951
       m. Miss Mary/Molly Crouch 27 March 1895 b. KY; d. 17 Jul 1931 Toledo, OH; Buried Willow Cem.
            father:  Squire Crouch b. Todd Co., KY;  P E 9 USC KY Artillery, d. 6 Aug 1912
            mother: Julia Crouch
            sister: Lucy Crouch Edmonds b. Feb 25, 1875 Wickliffe, Ballard Co., KY; d. July 10, 1956
                Toledo, Lucas Co, OH widowed; buried Willow Cem.
                m. 27 Apr 1894 William Standard (b.  Nov 1855 VA to Solomon and Lucy Standard)
                     (or b. 27 Trigg Co KY)
                m. at Julia Crouch home and witnessed by Mose Johnson
                ch. Berth M. b. May 1895 KY
                ch. Gertie b. Sept. 1897 KY
                ch. Irma b. May 1899 KY
           brother: Tom Crouch b. 14 Feb 1870 Ballard Co., KY; d. 25 Mar 1940 Cairo, Alexander, Illinois
                burial: Spencer Height Cem., Mounds, Pulaski, Illinois
                m. Ethel unknown
                mother of Tom Crouch listed in his death Cert: Nancy Griffin
           brother: Charles Crouch b. 30 May 1879  Ballard Co., KY; d. 20 Apr 1935 Cairo, Alexander, Illinois
                buriel: Thistlewood Cem., Mounds, Pulaski, Illinois
                mother of Charles listed in his death Cert: Nancy Griffin
                m. Mattie unknown b. 1890 Ohio
                ch. Douglas Miller b. 1908 TN (Mattie's son?)
       ch: Lessie Johnson b. Oct 1897
           m. 19 June 1917 Howard Lee  Toledo, Lucas Co., OH b. Monroe Co, LA;
                Parents: Robt Lee and Rosie Turner
           ch. Gertrude Johnson b. 1894
           m. Samuel Hocker
           ch. Annabelle Johnson b. 1922 OH
       ch. Ann B. Johnson b. Jul 1899 Illinois (Pulaski Co?)
5    Ivan Johnson BM 1872 Kentucky
6    Joseph Johnson BM 1874 Kentucky
7    Richard Johnson BM b. Mar 1875 Kentucky (widower by 1900)
       m. 7 Oct 1895 Miss Maggie Pulse in Wickliffe, KY
8    Louisa/Lizzie Johnson BF 1877 Kentucky
       m. 25 Aug 1900 George Hannah in Wickliffe, KY;
       ch. Willie Mae Hannah BF b. 1904 Kentucky
       ch. George Hannah  BM b. 1906 Kentucky
       m. 18 Nov 1911 Ascue Johnson in Wickliffe, KY b. 30 Apr 1883 Parson, TN
            Draft Reg 1942 Toledo, OH d. 1964 Toledo, OH b. Forest Cem.
       ch. Edward Johnson b ca 1912 Kentucky
            m Aretta b. ca 1915 Cairo, Alexander, Illinois
9    Dalva Johnson BF b. Feb. 1891 Ken.tucky
10  Hattie Johnson BF b. 1895 Kentucky
       m. Miller
       Willson F Woods Great Grandson b. 1919

Sources through Ballard County, KY Census for 1870 (Barlow), 1880 (Barlow), 1900, 1910, 1920; Ohio County Death Records;; marriages on this website and information on Moses Johnson and Mary "Mollie" Crouch from