C. B. BALLARD is one of the prominent ranchers of Huer-Huero, two and a half miles southwest of Creston, San
Luis Obispo County, California. He is the owner of a beautiful estate of 640 acres. The house and farm buildings,
which he planned and erected, stand on an eminence somewhat back from the highway, and present a home like and
picturesque appearance. The undulating hills, dotted over with majestic white oaks, form a fine back and fore ground
to the picture.
Mr. Ballard is a native of England, born September 23, 1860. He received a liberal education in England, and in
March, 1880, came to America in search of health and fortune. He went first to Iowa, and from there to Minnesota,
where he purchased 640 acres of land which he still owns. In 1883 he came to San Luis Obispo County, California.
Cressey, Adams & Ambrose purchased the property and placed it in the hands of C. H. Phillips for subdivision
and sale. As soon as it was subdivided Mr. Ballard was one of the tirst buyers. He is now engaged in diversified
farming, raising hay, grain, horses and mules.
Mr. Ballard had the asthma very bad, and has found the climate on his ranch very salutary and is now quite free
from the disease.
In January, 1889, Mr. Ballard was united in marriage with Miss G. Hayes, a native of Maryland, and daughter of
Dr. W. W. Hayes who is the pioneer physician of San Luis Obispo.
Mr. Ballard's ancestors for five generations have been in the English navy, and up to his father, Captain J. B.
Ballard, they have all risen to the position of Admiral. His younger brother, Casper, has now entered the navy
with the intention of keeping up the family line in that department. His grandfather, Admiral V. V. Ballard, had
the honor of being the captor of the Island of Guadaloupe and Cape Town, South Africa Mr. Ballard's mother, Charlotte
(Hale) Ballard, was the daughter of a land holder in Hampshire, England.
Mr. and Mrs. Ballard are members of the Episcopal Church. They are highly entertaining and courteous people.
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