Ballenbaugh II

Display Name: 
Ballenbaugh II
Sort Name: 
Ballenbaugh II
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Criminal
Specific Job: 
Moonshiner, Fence, Procurer
Biography: 

Ballenbaugh's son, also known in the narrative simply as "Ballenbaugh," is, like his father, a "giant" (74). He claims to have served the Confederacy during the Civil War as a "partisan ranger" in Arkansas, but the narrative casts that story in doubt, suggesting instead that he acquired the pile of "uncut United States bank notes" he returns with in 1865 by more illegal means (74). Under his ownership Ballenbaugh's becomes even more lawless: stolen animals are fenced there, illegal whiskey is made there, and under the "euphemistic blanket-term of dance hall," it is also a house of prostitution - until it is cleaned up in 1886 by a Baptist minister (75).

Property Status: 
owns land
owns business
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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