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Elizabeth Shumate Ballard

, 1806–July 15, 1870

Born in Harrison County, Kentucky; probably the daughter of Stephen Shumate. Died at Crescent City, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed July 2015), Elizabeth Shumate KWV3-Y45 . Harrison County (Kentucky), Clerk of the County Court, “Marriage records, 1794–1893,” Elizabeth Shumate; from Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, KY; images, FHL microfilm 216892, FHL. Lyman De Platt, Nauvoo: Early Mormon Records Series, vol. 1 (Highland, UT: Lyman De Platt, 1980), 146. Ronald Vern Jackson, Iowa, 1852 (North Salt Lake, UT: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1988), 24. 1850 U.S. census, District 21, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, p. 98A, Elisabeth Ballard; digital image, (, accessed July 2015); from NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 188. Susan Easton Black, Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993), 1:264. “Died,” True Latter Day Saints’ Herald (Plano, IL), July 15, 1870, 411.