The Ballew Association of America, Inc., (BFAA) was established in May of 1980 by Tom Ballew, Paul Ballew, Harold C. Ballew, and William Aden (Bill) Ballew.
Excerpt from a Dedication to William Aden (Bill) Ballew by Harold Ballew
“After a trip to France in 1980, Bill conceived the idea for The Ballew Family Association of America. He called Tom Ballew, Paul Ballew and me to ask for our help in searching our family tree. We held many meetings, recruited members by phone calls and letters, registered our name with the Secretary of State’s office and elected one another to the essential offices. Tom Ballew was President, Bill Ballew was Vice President & Membership Chairman, Harold Ballew was Secretary and Paul Ballew was Treasurer. Our first reunion was in Clarkesville, Georgia in August 1981 and we published our first Journal in 1982; Sandra Ballew McMillan was the first Journal editor and Barron Ballew was appointed Genealogist. Many meetings and workshops followed and the Association membership grew.”