Posted By:Patricia Cantrell
Subject:Balliew Family
Post Date:August 21, 2008 at 17:09:15
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Forum:Williamson County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I am researching the Fisher family of South Carolina-Greenville County and Spartanburg County-and also up into Polk County and Transylvania County, NC. A Nancy Fisher Balliew was born about 1831/32 in Greenville Co, SC and died in 1917 in Texas. She is buried at the Moran Cemetery in Shackelford County, TX. Her mother is named Stacy Fisher or Evans. I have seen Stacy listed as both a Fisher and an Evans. Nancy Fisher married William Ewell Balliew about 1855 in probably Greenville Co, SC. W.E. died 4 May 1885 and is buried next to Stacy Fisher (1798-1870) at Glassy Mountain Baptist Church in Greenville Co, SC.

William Ewell Balliew and Nancy Fisher had several children. Some of these children migrated out to Shackelford and Williamson County, TX. The children I have for them are: Orpha (1856-?), Martha (1859-?), William Luther (1861-1940, Williamson Co), Henry Jackson (1863-1940, Shackelford Co), Sarah Ida (1865-?), Ewell Sherman (1868-1959, El Paso Co), Mary (1859-?), John (1873-?), James Landrum (1875-1943, Shackelford Co), Hester (1876-?), and Nancy (1878-?). There may have been more children that I am not aware of.

Nancy F. Balliew was living with her son, James Landrum Balliew in the 1900 Spartanburg County, SC census. James Landrum Balliew was in 1910 Shackelford County, TX census, but his mother was not listed with him. I have not found Nancy in 1910. The next time I find Nancy Balliew is on Find a Grave which has a tombstone listing her name and dates as 1831-1917. I have not found a death record online at nor a death certificate on the LDS site.

Would love to hear from any members of this family. We think they connect to our Fisher family from the same area of SC-NC. My gggg-grandfather, James Washington Fisher SR married 2nd, Nancy Evans. I am thinking that Nancy's mother, Stacy, was either a daughter of James Fisher SR and his first wife, Mary Holson/Hollon or a child of Nancy Evans maybe from a prior marriage. Stacy could have also married a Fisher or an Evans. Her descendants used the surname Fisher whereas in the 1850 census, they were listed as Evans.

If anyone has any information on any of the above Balliew family, please contact me at my email:

Thank you,

Patricia Cantrell
Columbus, GA