Biography - C Ballance
C. C. BALLANCE, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, is a native of this county, and a son of Samuel, and Vina (Steiner) Ballance, who came to this county from Louisiana. He received a common school education and then settled down as a farmer, and now owns a farm of 130 acres, a part of which is devoted to a large orchard. Our subject was married, October 3, 1867, to Mrs. Ritta Penrod, who was born in this county January 9, 1842, and is the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Smith) Lyerly. She is the mother of five children now living, viz.: William R. Penrod, now married to a Miss Maggie Miles; Sarah I. Penrod, who married Hugh Grammer; Ada S., Columbus C. and Minnie A. E. Mr. and Mrs. Ballance are both members of the Christian Church. Mr. Ballance has occupied the position of School Director and is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 93.