Here are a few comments made by family members on the Ballinger website bulletin board at

Leslie Arne - Jul 19, 2004


We are back at mom & dad's from our trip to Indiana.   It was great!   As the S.A.R. (Sons of the American Revolution) stated "thank you for the privilege of participating in the most memorable patriot grave rededication we have ever attended"   They are the color guard unit from Indiana.   Dad, Rocky, Percy Ballinger and his son Paul laid the stone and dad shot George Washington Ballinger's gun in the musket salute with the S.A.R.   There were over 100 relatives attending from 8 of William's 12 children.   One of the battles that William was in was Stoney Point in New York.   He personally shook hands with General George Washington.   (This was in his official war records)



Carol Nelson - Jul 20, 2004


Thanks to all your hard work, you made it a special memory for all of us.



Margaret Currie - Jul 21, 2004


Everything connected with the Ballenger family has been a true "Family Affair."   We've all pitched in, did our research and helped one another.   I wish ALL families would be this way.   A comment was made at the ceremony concerning the friendship and sense of family about the group even though we hadn't met before in a lot of cases.   That is exactly what I loved to hear and am happy it came to be.   May it forever be that way.