WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
DAVID & MARIA BALLARD HOME
Map of Grafton, Features 8 & 9
This home no longer exists
HISTORYDavid and Maria Smith Ballard built a home and barn around 1907 in Grafton and the buildings still stand.
David & Maria Ballard
Grafton Heritage Partnership Project
BIOGRAPHYDavid & Maria Ballard David was born at Grafton in 1867 to John Harvey Ballard and Charlotte Pincock. David died in 1939 at the age of 72 and is buried in Rockville. Maria was born in Rockville in 1867 and died in Cedar City in 1917 at the age of 50. Her father was Charles N. Smith. Like most other Grafton residents, David worked as a cattle rancher. Cattle ranching became Grafton's principal industry decades earlier due to the difficulty and unpredictability of growing crops. He is Jeff Ballard's grandfather. David's father, John Harvey Ballard, first settled Grafton in 1862. He was a farmer, stock raiser, postmaster, and shoe mender. He was also an excellent violinist and provided music for local communities. He served as a chorister for many years. John and Charlotte had 14 children: 11 sons and three daughters. Only five boys lived to adulthood. John and Charlotte and five of their children are buried in Grafton Cemetery.
REFERENCESGrafton Historic Features