Doddridge County Roots

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Thomas BALIS

Male 1859 - 1926  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Thomas BALIS 
    Born Sep 1859  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Ravenswood District, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [1
    Died 22 Aug 1926  Ravenswood, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Lockhart, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I124147  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 14 May 2019 

    Father James BALIS,   b. 6 Dec 1835, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1901, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann LANAM,   b. 25 Jun 1833, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1915, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F53701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marilla COOPER,   b. 17 Feb 1851, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1912, Sandyville, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married CA 1888  [1
    Notes 
    • Although not proven, family legend says that Thomas and Marilla Balis only had one son, Peter Earl Balis, and that Pete was not Marilla's biological son, but rather what is referred to in the mountains as a "woods colt."

      Thomas and Marilla's tombstone is inscribed under their own names with the phrase "and children." Although census records indicate otherwise, perhaps they had children that were stillborn or died in infancy.

      1900 Census, Jackson Co, WV (Ravenswood District), enumerated on Jun 1 1900:
      Thomas Balis, 40, b. Sep 1859 in Ohio (both parents b. Ohio), farmer, married 12 yrs; wife Morilla, 45, b. Feb 1855 in Ohio (both parents b. Virginia), married 12 yrs, mother of 1 child (still living); son Peter E, 7, b. Dec 1892 in WVa.

      1910 Census, Jackson Co, WV (Ravenswood District), enumerated on Apr 27 1910:
      Thomas Balis, 53, b. Ohio (both parents b. Ohio), farmer, married 23 yrs; wife Berilla, 58, b. Ohio (both parents b. Ohio), married 23 yrs, mother of 1 child (still living); son Peter E, 18, b. WVa, single, farm laborer.
    Children 
    +1. Peter Earl BALIS,   b. 29 Dec 1892, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1980  (Age 87 years)
    Family ID F53696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2214] 1900 Census, Jackson County, WV.

    2. [S934] Findagrave.com.