Very interesting indeed.... I am searching for info on a John Furrow Ballinger who was in Franklin, Clermont Co, Ohio during the 1830 federal census.I am trying to locate his brothers and or sisters as well as his parents...I have found him in the following locations in case you want to check if your other familes are their too.
1810: Bracken Co, Kentucky (Jeremiah Ballinger found there is either his father or brother, both senarios would work based on age, plus he names his third son Jeremiah)
1820: Franklin, Clermont Co, Ohio
1830: Morgan Co, Illinois
1840: Des Moines Co, Iowa
John Furrow Ballinger is said to be born May 30, 1778 in Virginia.I suspect it is the old part that turned into KY.
If you ever find HEsters parents or that your family travels with mine please let me know..