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Dr. Ballard D. Matthews

Ballard D. Matthews

known as "the Doctor"

Born: 1801 in Virginia

Married: Margaret

(1811- after 1865)

about 1830 in Tennessee

Occupation: physician

Children:

  1. Mary Jane
    b. 1832 in Tennessee
  2. Martha A.
    b. 1834 in Tennessee
  3. Margaret Virginia
    b. 1832 in Tennessee
    m. Robert H. Peel on October 13, 1852
    one daughter, Fannie (1855-1856)
    d. about 1855
  4. Robert D.
    b. 1838 in Mississippi
    d. after 1864
  5. Julia A.
    b. 1840 in Mississippi
    d. after 1864
  6. Alice Maud
    b. 1842 in Mississippi
    m. Robert H. Peel on March 20, 1865
    one daughter, Mary Gowan, b. 1871
    d. 1927 in Mississippi
  7. James A.
    b. 1844 in Mississippi
    m. Martha Malone on March 20, 1880
    d. after 1865
  8. William D.
    b. 1846 in Mississippi
    m. Molly Dupuy on October 01, 1870
    d. after 1870
  9. Fannie
    b. 1848 in Mississippi
  10. Edward
    b. 1850 in Mississippi

Frequently mentioned in Robert H. Peel's letters

Died: after 1865
Marshall County, MS

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