Who is your mother and father? You said John Ballard was your great grandfather, well He was my grandfather, my daddy's father.
I am a double Summit, so to speak. My mother's maiden name was Summit also. Where the connections is, grandfather John Ballard and great grandfather Joseph Harrison Summit were brothers. James Francis (Jim) Summit, Joseph Harrison's son was my grandfather on my mothers side. It will be interesting to find out who your parents were.
Thanks for replying, really looking forward to this.
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Later, Billy Ray