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Carrie Belle Rosamon Ballentine
c.1903 to 7-16-1989
1895-Lela Mae Porter
1898-Ida Ione Rosamon
(Craig & Asher)
1900-Mattie L. Miller
James H. Ballentine
11-13-1898 to 6-8-1953
Sallie E.E. King
Daniel Crafton King & (Miss) Reeves
Mary Elizabeth Warmath
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Crockett County marriage records show Carrie "Rosamond" marrying Jimmy Balentine on 12-19-1922.
1930 census, Genesse County, MI, Flint:
James Ballentine, age 31, married at 24, born in TN, works in auto factory
Wife Carrie, age 26, married at 18
Daughter Lila D, age 5, born in TN
In the next apartment (listed as head of her own household): Sarah Rosamond, age 61, widow, married at 21, born in TN.
6-10-1953 Flint Journal (Flint Michigan): James H. Ballentine, age 54, died Monday, June 8, 1953 at 1081 E. Kurtz Avenue...burial in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery...Death was caused by tornado. He was born in Crockett County, TN, Nov. 13, 1898, lived in Flint for the last 24 years, coming here from Dyersburg, TN, married Carrie Rosamond, at Crockett Mills, TN on Dec. 19, 1922. He was employed at Chevrolet Motor Division. Surviving are: wife, Mrs. Carrie Ballentine; daughter, Mrs. Buford Myers of Flint; granddaughter; stepmother, Mrs. Ellen Ballentine of Crockett Mills, TN; sister, Mrs. Bertha Shelton of Dyersburg, TN.
7-8-1969 Flint Journal (Flint Michigan): Mount Morris... Ballentine, Carrie Belle--1267 Gordon St, age 65, died Sunday July 16, 1989 at Hurley Hospital...Burial in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Wynona Myers, granddaughter Miss Victoria Myers, both of Mount Morris; sister Mrs. Ida Asher of Dyersburg, TN.
James Hinton Balentine/Ballentine, if I have this tracked correctly, was the son of Thomas Balentine, who was the son of Samuel D. Balentine.
11-22-1896 Crockett County marriages show a wedding between S.D. Balentine and Mrs. Mattie L. Raines (a second marriage for both).
1900 census, Crockett: two households next to each other:
Samuel D. Ballentine, born Sept 1846, age 53, born in TN of parents born in NC, in present marriage for 4 years
wife Mattie, born Jan. 1846, born in NC of parents born in NC
Next household: Thomas Ballentine, born March 1866 in TN of parents born in TN, married 12 years
Wife Mattie B, born March 1869
Son Joe, born Nov 1888
daughter Bertha, born May 1892
daughter Tommie, born Apr 1896
son James, born Nov. 1898
1917 WWI draft registration James Hinton Balentine of Booth Point TN, age 19, born Nov. 13, 1898, occupation: farming. By whom employed: TC Balentine of Booth Point (think the second initial is C). Nearest kin: TC Balentine of Booth Point. Medium build, medium height, brown eyes, dark hair.
7-12-1927 will of S.D. Balentine lists son Tom and daughter Pearl Christman and deceased son Earnest and wife Mattie L.
1932 The will of Mrs. Mattie L. Balentine (Martha) probated 12-28-1932 gives everything to Pinkney Craig and Henry Rosamond. The witnesses are Herbert Perry and Sarah Rosamond. Hugh Dunlap, who transcribed the will, adds the notations that Mattie Lucinda Reeves (daughter of Jennings Rooker Reeves and Elizabeth Titman) first married Asa Raines before marrying S.D. Balentine. 3 of Asa Raines' sons married Dunlap girls and another married a Rosamon. The Pinkney Craig to whom half the estate goes is Oscar Pinkney Craig, husband of Ida Rosamon (sister of Henry Rosamon, recipient of the other half of everything). Let me see if I can unravel this. S.D. Ballentine had son Tom. Tom's son, Jim, wed Carrie Rosamon, d/o Robert L. For some reason the widow of S.D. Ballentine did not leave her estate to her stepdaughter Pearl, or stepson Tom, but to Henry Rosamon and Henry's brother-in-law, despite the fact that Henry's niece was married to her step-grandson. (NOTED from another photo caption on Rootsweb, posted by Jackied Utley, "This is Jennings Rooker Reeves, born Dec. 12, 1803; married to Eliza Titman on Nov. 22, 1836 in Lincoln Co, NC, died July 16, 1879; buried in Salem Cemetery, Crockett Co, TN." Another photo, same source, has the caption, "This is Eliza Titman Reeves, born January 3, 1812, died December 31, 1896; buried in Salem Cemetery, Crockett Co. TN. She was married to Jennings Rooker Reeves.")
10-20-1949, Thursday, Crockett County Sentinel: Bells: Services for Thomas C. Ballentine, retired farmer, who died near Friendship Monday, were held at the Mount Zion Mehtodist Church, burial in Mount Zion Cemetery. He was 83 and he had spent his entire life in Crockett County. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ellen Arnold Ballentine; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Shelton of Dyersburg; and a son, J.H. Ballentine of Detroit, MI (Note: Ellen is James' stepmother).