I am researching the James Mayfield Ballard family. He was born in Alabama in 1849. He was first married to Susan Francis Simms and then to Nancy Lorrinda Lee Young. She was first married to John Bunyon Ivie. James was found married to Nancy in 1900 in Indepence Co., Ark. He may have been an herb doctor. His father George W. Ballard left for the war when James was 12 and he was never heard from again. Found on 1870 Butler Co, Missouri census living with Nancy Ballard. Siblings: Caleb, Thomas, Jimima, Betty and George W. Most of the family lives in Mo and Ark , although some migrated to Tx, Cal and Ok. Other families tied to this tree are Ivie, Young, Mires, Roberts, Crawford, Koeller, Alexander, Brewington, Hensley, etc...
I am also researching the John Paul Miller family. They came from Dunningen, Germany near Rottweil. They settled in Hokah, Mn. Other members of this tree are Cook and Fogel.
I am interested in obtaining and sharing info on the families and more.