Ballard, Alfred Cowles
Age: 28, credited to Tinmouth, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/11/1834, Tinmouth, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Alfred Cowles Ballard
Was born in Tinmouth, Vt., 11 April 1834, the son of Jeffrey and Clarissa (Thompson) Ballard. He fitted for college at Castleton seminary and entered the sophomore class of the University in 1856, completing his course in three years. The next two years he taught the academy at Clarence, N.Y. In 1862 he assisted in raising a company for the 9th regiment Vermont volunteers, was commissioned as lieutenant 20 June 1862, and served till 27 June 1864, when he received an honorable discharge on account of disability contracted in the army. He then entered the Albany law school, graduated in 1865, and soon after commenced the practice of his profession at Winooski, Vt., where he resided till his death.
Mr. Ballard was a brave and faithful soldier and a public spirited citizen. His character was positive and earnest to an unusual degree. He was an honorable counselor and an active Christian man. His health never fully recovered from the effects of army life, and the disease about three years before his death developed into consumption, from which he died 28 November 1874.
He was married 2 July 1868 to Lettie E. Burdick of Winooski, Vt., but left no children.
Source: University of Vermont Obituary Record, Compiled by a Committee of the Associate Alumni, No. 1, Burlington, 1895, page 120.