Legislator Details

William H. Ballentine
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 48

Vital Records Information:

Date: 7/11/1832
City: Saint Andrews, New Brunswick
Country: Canada
Date: 12/25/1909
City: Brockway, MI
County: Saint Clair County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:
Date: 12/28/1909
City: Yale, MI
County: Saint Clair County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Jane F. Barclay of Calais, ME about 1852; children: 7, Henry Silas, Mary E., William H. [or Willis], Alice (Drake), Wallace, Jennie B. (Martin) and Glen

Number of Children: 7


Religion: Church of Christ
Military Service:
Occupation: hatter, farmer, merchant
Race: Caucasian or White

Common school education

Biographical Sketch:
Of Irish and Scottish descent. Son of William H. and Ruth (McAllen or McAllum) Ballentine. Moved to Calais, ME at 16 for 8 years; apprentice to hatter's trade. Moved to Canada in 1855 but then moved to Brockway, St. Clair Co., MI in October 1856 where he worked in a saw mill for several years and bought a farm. In 1864, he opened a mercantile business in Brockway. He served as postmaster, 8 years; and as justice of the peace. He held school offices for many years.

Notable Facts:
Death record spells last name Balentine.

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Public Health , State School for the Blind
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Brockway
County of Residence Saint Clair
District: Saint Clair 3
District Description: Townships of Berlin, Brockway, Columbus, Emmet, Green- wood, Kenockee, Kimball, Lynn, Mussey, Riley, and Wales

Date Elected: 11/2/1880
Date Sworn In: 1/5/1881
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Married


MIBiog 1:48; USCen 1860, 1880, 1900; Find-a-Grave.com; SeekMI; Andreas p.756; Yale Expositor 12/31/1909