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I've just started doing family research on the Ballard/Caire Family. I would appreciate any info any one would like to share with me about the family. I would be very glad to pass on the info I have already also.
Joseph Ballard and Joseph Caire Descendants
Updated February 24, 2004

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  • Cousins William Curtis and William Arles Ballard (28 KB)
    William Curtis Ballard, son of Allie Robert Ballard and Maude Murrah(Eula Mae's sister) holding baby, Sue Williams(daugther of Mildred Irene(Ballard) Williams) and William Arles Ballard. Standing in front of Dad's 1936 Ford with a rumble seat.
  • Joseph Caire's Obituary (119 KB)
    This was sent to me by my newly found cousin, Paula Young of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Her grandmother was Nettie(Caire) Baker. Thanks Paula!!!
  • Emma(Smith) Murrah and Bud (39 KB)
    Emma(Smith)Murrah and son Lonnie Bud Murrah. We believe Emma is holding her father's leg.
  • Joseph and Rebecca(Belt) Caire (169 KB)
    This picture of Joseph and Rebecca Emaline(Belt) Caire was taken approximately in 1910.
  • Cover page of marriage license (26 KB)
    J.W. Murrah and Emma Smith marriage license
  • Marriage License (59 KB)
    A must read. Note the fee or payment for marriage. Is Emma a mail order bride??? The double negatives are throwing me. Tell me what you think!!!
  • Melvin Jack Ballard (28 KB)
    Jack just standing around.
  • Mittie, Velma, Grandpa, and Nettie Caire (630 KB)
    This photo was taken the day after Grandma Ellen Caire died in 1957. Thanks again, Paula!!!
  • The Caire Family Girls (106 KB)
    Left to Right: Velma, Luella, Nettie, Mittie, their mother Ellen(Bolin)and Bertha. The old home place on Mountain Top, Arkansas. They were all born and raised here. Grandpa Caire was working when picture was taken. The window(on far left side)was where Aunt Bertha was laid out when she died at age 18, next to old White Oak, tree where they used to swing. Thanks for sharing this, Connie and Ginny!!
  • Velma, Luella, Christopher, and Doy Jackson (58 KB)
    Starting on the right, Velma(Caire), Ruth holding a baby, Luella(Caire)wife of Christopher, Doy Jackson(Velma's husband)squatting down. Wanda(Jackson) Burris holding her son Bobby. Standing behind her is Ed Burris, Wanda's husband. Christopher Columbus Jackson(Lummy)standing on the far right.
  • William Erice Ballard and son Emmit Leroy (38 KB)
    William Erice, son of William Pinkney Ballard, holding the bull by the horns while Emmit Leroy sits atop.
  • Luella (Caire) and Christopher Columbus Jackson (18 KB)
    This is my grandfather, Christopher Columbus "Lummy" Jackson and my grandmother, Luella (Caire) Jackson. This picture was taken in front of their home at #8 Patterson in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1967. The house no longer exists.
  • Eula Mae(Murrah) Ballard (31 KB)
    Wife of William Erice Ballard. My dad's(William Arles Ballard) mother.
  • Jackson 50th Wedding Anniversary (220 KB)
    Luella and Christopher are sitting. Standing behind them from left to right is: Hannahlore, Wayne Jackson,Virgie(Jackson)Maness,Harley Maness, G.W. Jackson,Ed Burris, Wanda(Jackson)Burris, Cattie Jackson, husband of Hannahlore. This picture was taken in the backyard of the Jackson home. Date is sometime in 1973.

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