More good info re: BALLENGER'S/JACKS from
Michael WESCOTT, a decendant of the BALLENGER'S
I found a trove of family papers, including the names of James Jack's parents etc. Also obituaries for George Ballinger Jr and Sr., and James Jack Jr. and Sr. and also where they were buried. The papers are from some relatives that did research in the 80s, I think. Included among them was your g-grandmother Susanna's obituary, from the Washington Evening Star 9/8/1935.
I'll see if I can photocopy this stuff and mail it to you. Here are some highlights:
James Jack Sr. was born 10/12/1796 in Ireland. He married a woman named Susan, who was born in Virginia in 1788, and died 6/6/1860. She is in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC.
They had 11 children, including James Jack Jr., born 1824 in Virginia. Died 6/13/1876 and is also in Glenwood Cemetery. He married Susanna Edlin (4/6/1829-7/29/1863) on November 16th, 1847 in Washington DC. She is in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
They had three children, Edwin H. Jack (1848-1894), Ada E. Jack, and Ella Grace Jack, born in 1850, and died 5/16/1938. Mount Olivet Cemetary.
I have copies of all their obituaries from DC and Alexandria papers.
On the other side, George W. Ballinger Sr. was born in 1805 and died 5/17/1859, aged 45 years according to his obituary. In Washington DC on 12/12/1839 he married Mary A. Nicholson (b. 1825 in Virginia).
They had 9 children, including George W. Ballinger Jr., born 1844 and died 1916. He's buried at Mount Olivet with Ella Jack and numerous children.
There's too much information to retype all of it. Maybe I'll try to scan it somewhere, or photocopy it and mail it to you.
The Evening Star, Washington, DC, Saturday, September 16, 1854: "This morning, the sixteenth instant, after a long and painful illness, Mr. James Jack, in the 58th year of his age, leaving family to mourn their irreparable loss. The friends and acquaintences of the family are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence of 4-1/2 street near Pennsylvania avenue, on tomorrow (Suanday) afternoon at 3 o'clock"
The Alexandria Gazette, 5/19/1859: George W. Ballinger 1805-1859. "In Washington, on the 17th instant, GEORGE W.BALLINGER, in the 45th year of his age. The friends and acquantences of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, this evening from his late residence, on VIrgina avenue between 4-1/2 and 3rd streets, Washington, at 2 o'clock."
Alexandria Gazette 6/8/1860: "Suddenly, in Washington, on the 6th insant, Mrs. Susan Jack, relict of the late James Jack, aged 72 years. Her funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 41 Four and a Half Street, between Pennsylvania and Missouri avenues..."
You get the idea. I have similiar transcriptions for all the children and grandchildren and whatnot.