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Ballantyne's associated with the Latter Day Saint (Mormon) Church

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My branch of the Ballantyne family came to the U.S. as part of the Mormon movement just before the Civil War. My Great(3)grandfather John Ballantyne came with his family from Roxburgh, Scotland, to become a member of Joseph Smith's new church. After Joseph was killed, my grandfather and at least part of the family went with Lyman Wight to Texas to establish the church there. That effort failed after several years and, upon Lyman Wight's, death some of the Ballantynes returned to the North, settling in Iowa and Missouri. John's son James was my Great(2)grandfather and he settled near Moorhead, Iowa, in Western Iowa. His son, John Oriondamus Ballantyne, settled there also. He was father to my grandfather, Fred N. Ballantyne.

Surnames: BALLANTYNE SMITH WIGHT
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on 2008-09-28 02:17:51

GeneBallantyne has been a Family Tree Circles member since Sep 2008. is researching the following names: GUNSOLLEY, BALLANTYNE, TURNBULL and 1 other(s).

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by harryb on 2008-10-13 06:13:19

Gene,
My name is Harry Ballantyne. John Ballantyne was my great-great grandfather, and James Ballantye was my great grandfather. Robert Almarando Ballantyne was my grandfather, and Clay Ballantyne was my father. My immediate family lived on a farm near Lamoni, Iowa. My sister, Joyce Stevenson, and I were both born on the farm, and attended school in Lamoni. (Your great-grandfather and my grandfather were brothers, and I believe both of their middle names were given to them by Lyman Wight.
Harry Clay Ballantyne

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