John Goff Ballentine (1825 - 1915)

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Birthplace: Pulaski, Tennessee
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About John Goff Ballentine

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ohn Goff Ballentine(May 20, 1825 - November 23, 1915) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 7th congressional district.

Ballentine was born on May 20, 1825 in Pulaski, Tennessee in Giles County son of Andrew Mitchell and Mary Tuttle Goff Ballentine. He graduated from Wurtemberg Academy in 1841, from the University of Nashville in 1845, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1848. He was a member of the faculty of Livingston Law School in New York. He commenced the practice of law in Pulaski.[1] Career

Ballentine moved to Panola County, Mississippi about 1854, continued the practice of law, and engaged in the extensive family agricultural pursuits. There he met and married Miss Mary E. Laird, daughter of Dr. Henry Laird of Belmont. The couple had four children.[2] He settled in Memphis, Tennessee in 1860. He served as a colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to Pulaski, Tennessee.

Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, Ballentine served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1887.[3] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1886 and retired from active pursuits. Death

Ballentine died in Pulaski, Tennessee on November 23, 1915 (age 90 years, 187 days). He is interred at the New Pulaski Cemetery

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US Congressman. Served as a Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865). Elected to represent Tennessee's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1883 to 1887.

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John Goff Ballentine, US Congress's Timeline

1825
1825
Pulaski, Tennessee
1856
1856
Age 31
1863
1863
Age 38
1868
1868
Age 43
1870
1870
Age 45
1915
1915
Age 90
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Maplewood Cemetery Pulaski Giles County Tennessee