June 22, 1852, Troy, Pennsylvania.

September 7, 1927.

Saint Johns Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania.

Ballard’s first published poem appeared in the New York Evening Post around 1873. She went to contribute to the Philadelphia Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Louisville Courier-Journal, Godey’s Lady’s Book, Peterson’s Magazine, the St. Louis Magazine, and other periodicals. She lived in Troy her whole life.

  1. Easter Hymn
  2. Shall It Be You or I?