Person:James Hamilton Ballentine
James Hamilton Ballentine
From the History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography
From the U.S. Patent Office Gazette
|Born:||March 5, 1873, Near Courtland, AL|
|Died:||Nov. 26, 1929, Huntsville, AL|
• "Son of James Hamilton and Mary E. (Swoope) Ballentine; grandson of Andrew M. and Mary T. (Goff) Ballentine, the former an emigrant from Ireland to Giles County, Tenn., and of Rev. Edgar M. and Elmira C. (Watkins) Swoope, all of whom lived near Courtland; great-grandson of John T. Goff, from Scotland, and of Samuel Watkins, who located in Lawrence County from Virginia." - Alabama Biography
• "Judge Ballentine was educated in Giles County, first in Giles college under Prof. Mason, then in the private school of Col. Abernathy; studied law, was admitted to the bar; entered the practice at Pulaski in February, 1895, but in May following, moved to Huntsville; was elected judge of the law and equity court of Madison County, November 8, 1910." - Alabama Biography
• Unmarried - Alabama Biography
• Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, p.86.
• Helion Lodge - Past Master, 1910 & 1911.
• Patent Office Gazette - Official gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 295 By United States. Patent Office, page 394. This might not be the same James Hamilton Ballentine of Huntsville AL but the time frame makes it possible.