Julia A. Ballard Griffin

The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 21, 1872, page 3
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JULIA A. BALLARD was born August 28th, 1831, near Madison, Georgia.  She married Mr. John C. Griffin, of Henry county, September 1st, 1852, and died March 3d, 1872, near Huntsville in Paulding county.  Her death bereaves a most interesting home circle, consisting of father and eight children, of those beautifully pure and potentially conservative influences that are always exerted by the faithful wife and loving mother.  Well may they mourn her death; for thereby they have lost their richest earthly treasure.  But they mourn not as those without hope.

JULIA GRIFFIN was a member of the Christian church at Berrea in Henry county, and her life had been such that, when death confronted her, she was able to say, “I have no regret save on account of my little children.”  These were almost the last words she uttered.

Capt. William J. Ballard, of Atlanta, is the only survivor of a family of five sons—the brothers of our departed friend.  All gone! All but one!  What a solemn admonition to the living! How it emphasizes the warning, “Be ye also ready!”

“As a bird to the mountain seeks a sheltering nest,
When the storms on the hills are abroad,
So her spirit hath fled from this world of unrest
To repose in the bosom of God.”


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