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Ballou Cemetery (Ford Cemetery)
Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon

Lat: 45° 59' 13"N,, Lon: 118° 24' 33"W
T?N R35E Sec 23

Contributed by Rella Gleaton, Sep 19, 2005, last edited Mar 10, 2008 [rella@ultraplix.com]. Total records = 146.

This cemetery is approximately 3 miles north of Milton-Freewater on State Hwy #11 turning west onto Ballou road or 9/10th miles. It is south of the Oregon/Washington Stateline, traveling south on Highway 125 turn west on Ballou road going 1 mile.

This cemetery is known by four names, Valley, Ford, Old Ford or Ballou, as it is on Ballou Road. It is said to have been established in 1864.

Situated on a hilltop this cemetery is fenced on 3 sides and has a gate. The east side is not fenced and is bordered by someone's house and farmyard. The weeds were mowed when we were there at the end of August.

In the past, this cemetery has been vandalized as some of the stones were knocked over or broken. There is a row of six wooden markers, with several other deteriorated wooden markers in the cemetery.

Jim Gleaton and I walked and recorded these headstones on Aug 28, 2005, using a digital camera. Individual photos are available by email.

- Rella Gleaton

Key:
s/o-son of
d/o-daughter of
w/o-wife of
h/o-husband of
s/w-stone with

Austin, Olive Anna, b. Jan 29, 1875, d. 1964 Oct 09, Mother
Austin, P. A., b. Dec 03, 1854, d. 1941 Jan 27, Father
Bailey, George W., b. 1860 d. 1931, s/w Mary
Bailey, Isaac R., b. Jan 10, 1884, d. 1884 Jan 11, s/o G. W. & M. E., s/w Rose
Bailey, Mary E., b. 1867, d. 1929, s/w George
Bailey, Rose F., b. Jan 20, 1883, d. 1883 Apr 07, d/o G. W. & M. E., s/w Isaac
Ballou, Grant, b. 1864, d. 1943
Ballou, Rose P., b. 1864, d. 1924
Baltezore, Cynthia Ellenor, b. Oct 1861, d. 1899 June, w/o M. L.
Bentley, Mrs, b. May 22, 1805, d. 1900 Sep 22, Wife of Rev. Norman
Boyd, Martha A., b. Feb 14, 1846, d. 1927 Nov 06
Boyes, James, b. Aug 27, 1815, d. 1903 Jan 29
Bradfield, James M., b. Nov 14, 1871, d. 1920 Mar 17
Burgett, Frances J., b. 1935, d. 1936, s/w James & Tittman
Burgett, James L., b. 1930, d. 1932, s/w Frances & Tittman
Crigler, Lula, b. 1873, d. 1889
Crockett, F. M., b. 1834, d. 1888
Crockett, Myrtle E., b. 1876, d. 1902
Dennis, Mary, b. 1828, d. 1921
Estoup, Michael, b. Oct 29, 1833, d. 1916 Apr 04
Estoup, Nancy, b. Aug 20, 1849, d. 1921 Apr 23
Finley, L. F., b. Jan 17, 1885, d. 1899 Sep 11
Gamblin, Hazel Austin, b. 1894, d. 1969, Wife
Gamblin, Vernon M., b. 1899, d. 1969, Husband
George, J. B., b. 1825, d. 1914, s/w Louisa
George, Louisa E., b. 1840, d. 1870, s/w J. B.
Givens, Baby, b. Feb 12, 1916, d. 1916 Feb 17, s/w Edris
Givens, Edris, b. Sep 03, 1913, d. 1921 Jan 14, s/w Baby
Givens, Jessie J., b. 1875, d. 1913
Givens, John A., b. 1839, d. 1908, Father
Givens, Mary A., b. 1846, d. 1905, Mother
Givens, Tillman R., b. 1883, d. 1905
Gholson, Isabelle, b. Feb 16, 1847, d. 1873 Jul 13, s/w Elizabeth Goodman
Goodman, Anna M., b. Jan 06, 1850, d. 1874 Jul 04
Goodman, Anna M., no dates
Goodman, Elizabeth, b. Feb 22, 1818, d. 1880 Oct 03, s/w Isabelle Gohlson
Goodman, Elizabeth, no dates, stone broken
Goodman, Joseph B., b. Apr 1819, d. 1875 Aug 24
Goodman, Joseph H., b. Jan 14, 1856, d. 1881 Oct 05
Goodman, Joseph H., no dates
Goodman, Katie, d. Jun 14, 1888, @ 8y 10m 4d, s/w Omer, d/o E.B. & E.M.
Goodman, Omer L., d. Jun 19, 1888 @ 7y 9m 18d, s/w Katie, s/o E.B. & E.M.
Goodman, Sintha Ann, d. 1871 Aug 15, @ 35y 7m 2d, w/o Geo,
Grasty, Nancy C., d. Apr 22, 1869,@ 25y 3m, w/o R. M.
Hardesty, Harriet, d. 1875 @ 60y,"Parents of Mercer Mack Hardesty", s/w Noah
Hardesty, Hattie M., b. 1876, d. 1894,
Hardesty, Hazel F., Feb 20, 1909 only
Hardesty, Jane, b. 1853, d. 1943, s/w Mercer
Hardesty, Leo J., b. 1897, d. 1918, 17 Co. C.A.C., P.S.
Hardesty, Mercer M., b. 1844, d. 1928, s/w Jane
Hardesty, Noah, d. 1887, @ 77y, s/w Harriet
Hardesty, Ray M., b. 1892, d. 1918, S.A.T.O.
Harer, David, d. 1883 Jun 17, @ 83y 8m
Herndon, Laura E. Parks, b. Apr 18, 1856, d. 1905 Jun 02, w/o Robert S.
Hodgen, Alice L., b. 1857, d. 1927
Hodgen, Aprille Ella, b. Apr 26, 1900, d. 1900 May 09
Hodgen, Dorris Fay, b. 1905, d. 1987
Hodgen, Ellis, d. 1883 May 29, @ 50y
Hodgen, James Clinton, b. May 19, 1837, d. 1909 Jun 28, s/w Rebecca
Hodgen, John Edward, b. 1869, d. 1951
Hodgen, John, b. 1815, d. 1864, Grandfather, s/w Rachel
Hodgen, Rachel, b. 1817, d. 1892, Grandmother, s/w John
Hodgen, Rebecca M., b. Aug 23, 1836, d. 1910 Jan 06, s/w John Clinton
Hodgen, Roma, d. 1883 Aug 25, @ 2y
Hodgen, Sarah E. Crabhill, b. 1877, d. 1939
Hoskins, James Berney, b. 1842, d. 1892, "Pioneer Farmer"
Inman, Amos J., b. 1859, d. 1940
Inman, Jessie Lee, b. Dec 02, 1914, d. 1914 Dec 03, d/o R. T. & B. L.
Inman, Sue, b. Oct 24, 1861, d. 1900 Dec 26, w/o Amos J.
Kirkland, Andrew J., b. Mar 07, 1834, d. 1872 Jul 04
Kirkland, Jemima E. J., b. May 21, 1844, d. 1896 Aug 31
Koenig, Elizabeth Ruth, d. 1907 Jul 11 @ 67y
Koenig, Rose Elizabeth, d. 1907 Dec 25 @ 15y
Koenig, Ruth Anna, d. 1907 Nov 02 @ 12y
Kralman, Arthur S., b. 1887, d. 1969
Kralman, Doley, d. 1881, 6 wks old
Kralman, Emma C., b. 1855, d. 1939, s/w Joseph
Kralman, Joseph W., b. 1862, d. 1895, s/w Emma
Lewis, Carrie I., b. Oct 28, 1870, d. 1909 May 14
Lewis, Della, Mar 07, 1895 only, s/w Carl
Lewis, Earl, Mar 07, 1895 only, s/w Della
Lewis, Ella, b. May 06, 1861, d. 1892 Jun 28
Lewis, T. M., b. Oct 23, 1861, d. 1915 Jul 15
Lewis, Thomas L., b. May 18, 1902, d. 1902 Dec 10
Longen, Joseph, d. 1890 May 06 @ 23y 1m 28d
Lord, Ionia, d. 1869 May 16, @ 1y 2m 22d
Mace, John C., b. Sep 07, 1842, d. 1877 May 04, Father, s/w Mary Prather
McDannald, John, b. Feb 21, 1817, d. 1890 Jan 15, Father, s/w Margaret
McDannald, Margaret, b. Jun 19, 1817, d. 1887 Mar 08,Mother, s/w John
McDannald, Nehemiah, b. 1849, d. 1928
Michaelsen, Marie, b. 1818, d. 1904
Mohr, Bertha, b. Jan 08, 1891, d. 1898 Dec 12
Montgomery, Agnes M., b. Dec 29, 1869, d. 1903 Nov 03, w/o U. S.
Moreland, Frederic E., b. Oct 30, 1877, d. 1905 Mar 24
Noblin, Sarah Jane, b. Apr 16, 1891, d. 1906 Jun 03
Overturf, A. J., b. 1851, d. 1914
Ownbey, Lucinda, b. Sep 04, 1826, d. 1902 May 15
Ownbey, Martha Ann, b. Jan 04, 1867, d. 1920 May 16, w/o J. E.
Patterson, A. J., b. Apr 06, 1824, d.1897 Sep 06
Pepper, Matthew, b. 1801, d. 1871
Prather, Mary J., b. Jun 11, 1843, d. 1907 Mar 25, Mother, s/w John Mace
Rice, Mary A., b. Mar 20, 1865, d. 1887 Jul 20, w/o Wm W., d/o J. E. & M. A. Kirkland
Riffe, Hellen M., b. Aug 30, 1889, d. 1890 Jan 29, d/o I. M. & M.
Schott, Ernest, b. Feb 25, 1901, d. 1901 Feb 26, s/w George, s/o John & Maggie
Schott, George, b. Feb 25, 1901, d. 1901 Feb 26, s/w Ernest, s/o John & Maggie
Smiley, George P. "Frank", b. 1884, d. 1930
Smiley, Twins, b. Jun 16, 1915, d. 1916 Dec 31
Smith, Ann, b. Jul 03, 1838, d. 1908 Jun 07
Smith, Christopher, b. Sep 15, 1823, d. 1890 Nov 12
Smith, Daniel N., b. Mar 10, 1880, d. 1897 Dec 12
Smith, Jacob H., b. Oct 19, 1864, d. 1865 Apr 10
Smith, Virginia B., b. Apr 03, 1871, d. 1895 Feb 13
Solberg, Isobel, d. 1921 Oct 09 @ 70y, w/o John
Standefer, Jemima, d. 1879 Feb 01 @ 82y 3m
Stetson, Clinton, d. Mar 26, 1873, (info by relative)
Strahm, Clifton, b. Jan 21, 1902, d. 1902 Sep 03
Strahm, Gladys, May 15, 1899 only
Swanson, Matilda, b. 1860, d. 1900
Swanson, Nels, b. 1855, d. 1936
Swartz, Hiram H., d. 1905 Jan 25, @ 65y 11m 2d
Swartz, Mary, b. Jul 04, 1848, d. 1912 Apr 20
Tittman, Franklin, b. 1932, d. 1933, s/w Halta & Frances & James Burgett
Tittman, Halta, b/d Jan 05, 1935, s/w Franklin & Burgetts
Turner, Larinda A., b. Apr 23, 1855, d. 1888 Jan 16, w/o D. N.
Turner, Virgil, b. Jul 05, 1882, d. 1882 Sep 18, s/o D. N. & L. A.
Wagoner, Chas S., b. 1862, d. 1918, s/w Mary E.
Wagoner, Mary E., b. 1861, d. 1940, s/w Chas S.
Watson, Chris C., b. Apr 06, 1859, d. 1920 Jun 13
Watson, Rosa L. C., b. Dec 09, 1863, d. 1919 Jun 13, w/o C. C.
Weathermon, A. M., b. Jan 14, 1877, d. 1890 Feb 23
Weathermon, S. H., b. Aug 18, 1849, d. 1889 Dec 03
Weaver, James M., d. 1891 Mar 09 @ 61y 11m 9d
Webb, M. R., b. May 03, 1835, d. 1891 Nov 05, s/w Sarah C.
Webb, Sarah Cusher, b. Jul 07, 1847, d. 1903 Nov 18, s/w M. R.
Webb, William H., d. 1930 Aug 02 @ 68y 4m 24d
Whiteman, James A., b. 1866, d. 1949(stone similar to Dora WHITMAN)
Whitman, baby, no dates, similar concrete to Nancy
Whitman, Dora, d. 1903 May 28 @ 40y 8m
Whitman, Nancy P., no dates
Wilson, Elmer, b. 1885, d. 1967, Father
Wilson, John F., d. Jul 15, 1904 @ 24y 10m 19d
Wright, Arthur A., b. 1878, d. 1940, Brother, s/w George
Wright, George E., b. 1880, d. 1899, Brother, s/w Arthur
Zacharias, Freeman B., b. 1854, d. 1937
Zacharias, Harry, (first name only, stone like Freeman B.)
Zacharias, Minnie, (first name only, stone like Freeman B.)

 

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