Jason Ballard, an early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
“No Place to Call Home:” the autobiography of Caroline Barnes Crosby
University of Colorado, Boulder
The autobiography of Louisa Barnes Pratt
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Ballard, Jason (circa-1815)
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Jason Ballard was a friend to the Crosby family, early converts to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later missionaries to French Polynesia. Ballard did not accompany the rest of the congregation to Kirkland, Ohio in 1836, and the rest of his Mormon affiliation is unknown.
The day before they [the missionaries, Elder Brent and his companion] left br[other] Jason Ballad was baptised, also his mother and aunt. We all felt very severely the loss of their society.
Lyman, Edward Leo, Susan Ward Payne, and S. George Ellsworth, eds. No Place To Call Home: The 1807-1857 Life Writings of Caroline Barnes Crosby, Chronicler of Outlying Mormon Communities. University Press of Colorado, 2005. doi:10.2307/j.ctt4cgp1q.
Makechnie, Cope, “Ballard, Jason,” The American Converts Database, accessed August 14, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/911.
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