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John BALLARD, Sr.

Male Abt 1719 - Abt 1780  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name John BALLARD 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1719 
    Gender Male 
    Will 11 Jun 1779  Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate Mar 1780  Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt Mar 1780  Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) John Ballard of Albemarle County, Virginia (c. 1719-1779) <https://ballardofvirginia.wordpress.com/the-children-of-thomas-ballar d-of-james-city-county-virginia-william-ballard-of-york-caroline-count ies-virginia-c-1668-c-17/john-ballard-of-albemarle-county-virginia-c-1 719-1779/>:

      John Ballard first appears in the records of Lousia county on 15 December 1752, when he witnessed a transaction between George Clarke & Sarah, his wife and Williams Barksdale, all of Louisa county. On 28 September 1756 he acquired from Samuel Red and Lucy, his wife of St. Margaret's Parish in Caroline Co. 400 acres "in his actual possession" on both sides of Naked Creek . . . to Andrew Ray's corner pointers in Maj. Henry's line . . . Thomas Hackett's line. . . .

      On 25 November 1767 he and John Shiflett were ordered to procession land in Louisa county, and John Ballard was ordered with his nephew Bland Ballard to procession lands in Fredericksville Parish in Louisa county on 14 November 1771. In 1768, he witnessed a deed recorded in Albemarle county between James Coleman and Robert Michie.

      His will dated 11 June 1779, proven March 1780 states:

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      In the name of God Amen. I, John Ballard of Albemarle Co. do here make my Last will & Testament. I Resign my Soul to God in All humble hopes of Future happiness through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

      Item, whereas I have already given unto my four sons Thomas, William, John and David to each of them a horse I will and devise that there be made out of my personal estate, two horses equal in value with these and I hereby give to each of my sons Samuel and Bland one fo the said horses.

      Item, I give to my granddaughter Lucy Ballard, daughter of my daughter Elizabeth a cow and calf.

      Item, I give and devise to my six sons Thomas, William, John, David, Samuel & Bland & their heirs forever all tract of land purchased of Mr Red to be equally divided.

      Item, I give bequeath & devise to my wife during widowhood rest of estate real & personal, after her marriage or Death as the case shall be, I give and devise all the land where on I live to my youngest son Bland and his heirs forever.

      Item, All the rest of Estate after death or marriage of my wife to my ten children, Thomas, William, John, David, Samuel & Bland, Mildred, Elizabeth, Susannah and Anne, to be divided equally among them.

      And I appoint my Sons Thomas and William Executors of this my last will & Testament signed with my hand and seal dated this Eleventh day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred Seventy nine. John Ballard (seal). Signed Sealed published and Declared in presence of us who have subscribed our name in his presence: Wm. Michie, Thomas Ballard, Bland Ballard, Gabriel Mullins.

      At Albemarle March Court MDCCLXXX This will was proved by the Oath of Wm Michie, Bland Ballard, Gabriel Millins witnesses thereto & Ordained to be recorded. Test Haydon Martin D.C.

      The identity of his wife is unknown. His children were:

      [i] William, lived below Mechum's Depot in Albemarle. On 21 April 1779, he was a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence. He married Sarah Jarman, the daughter of William Jarman and Sarah Maupin. They had five children.

      [ii] Thomas, born March 1751, removed to South Carolina with his younger brother, Bland, before the Revolution. He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army from the Kershaw District in 1779 and was in active service for 366 days, until some time in 1782. He went on numerous scouting parties and fought at the battles of Ridgeway's Fort, Hobkirk's Hill and Bigham Church. His officers were Captain William Nettle, and Colonels Marshall and Frederick Kimball. After the Revolution, he was commissioned a Major of Militia in 1794 and on 29 November 1804, a Lt. Col. of the 25th Regiment. He was later living in Lancaster county, South Carolina in 1839 where he died on 28 December 1843. His second wife was Mary, daughter of Samuel Parks. According to his pension record, his surviving children were: Mary, who married William Russell; Susannah, who married Samuel Caston; Thomas Parks, who married Margaret Truesdale. Thomas Parks Ballard was born in Lancaster county, South Carolina on 17 November 1799, and died in Desha, Arkansas on 22 September 1866. On 5 February 1829 he married Margaret Truesdale, the daughter of John Truesdale and Nancy McDonald. Margaret was born 15 October 1808 in Kershaw District, South Carolina, and died there 20 August 1844. Their children were: 1. Mary Caroline Ballard, born 19 September 1830, married James A.M. Lanier; 2. Christopher Columbus Ballard, born 9 June 1832; 3. Nancy Emily Ballard, born 13 April 1834, married Dr Robert S. McDow; 4. Thomas M. Ballard, born 27 August 1836; and 5. Nancy Emily Ballard, born 13 April 1834, at Liberty Hill, Kershaw District, South Carolina, died 25 November 1885; on 4 March 1852, at Liberty Hill, married Dr Robert Simpson McDow, son of Nancy Anna McIlwaine and Taylor McDow, who was born in Lancaster county, South Carolina 18 November 1825, and died there 29 December 1891.

      [iii] David, born c. 1752, died before October 1832 in Kershaw District, South Carolina. He married Rebecca _____, who was born about 1750 and died after October 1832. Rebecca Ballard had relocated to Pickens county, Alabama following her husband's demise. Their children were: 1. David (born November 1793 in Kershaw District, South Carolina, died 1 December 1883 in Pickens county, Alabama; married 26 January 1826 Martha Perry, who was born about 1810 and died 9 August 1880 in Pickens county, Alabama); 2. John D. (born 1796 in Kershaw District, South Carolina, died 12 October 1859 in Pickens county, Alabama; left issue); 3. Thomas (born 7 July 1797 in Kershaw District, South Carolina, died 18 October 1862 in Choctaw county, Mississippi; left issue).

      [iv] Mildred, born c. 1753, married 1789 James Watson.

      [v] Samuel, born c. 1755, married Sarah _____; was still living 6 November 1783.

      [vi] Elizabeth, born c. 1759, Albemarle county, Virginia.

      [vii] Ann, born c. 1760, Albemarle county, Virginia.

      [viii] Susannah, born c. 1761, married 8 March 1801 Fielding Powell in Orange county, Virginia.

      [ix] John, born 11 March 1765, Albemarle county, Virginia, died before 12 January 1839, when his will was proven in Union county, South Carolina. He married Nancy Graham, daughter of Francis Graham and Mary _____. He is likely the John Ballard who on 12 October 1782 purchased from Wm. Jarman & Sarah, his wife for £50, 200 acres on Rock Creek in Albemarle county, bounded by lines of Wm. Keaton, dec'd; Wm. Keaton, Wm. Thompson, and perhaps he who purchased 150 acres in Albemarle county from William Keaton on 26 December 1785. If so, he relocated to Kershaw District, South Carolina where he and a number of other persons purchased land there in 1799. They had ten children.

      [x] Bland, removed to South Carolina before 1775, died c. 1791. On 15 December 1787, Bland Ballard of the Camden District, South Carolina gave a power of attorney to his brother Thomas Ballard and Francis Taliaferro to convey legal title to a tract of land, lying in Albemarle county, Virginia, sold to Patrick Michie "of which I had an equal part with the rest of my brothers." Found among the land records of South Carolina is a plat for 98 acres on a branch of Beaver Creek, surveyed for Blan Ballard on 26 December 1791.
    Person ID I37438  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father --- BALLARD 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother --- BLAND 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. David BALLARD,   b. Abt 1752,   d. Bef Oct 1832, Kershaw District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Mildred BALLARD,   b. Abt 1753  [natural]
     3. Samuel BALLARD,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Aft 6 Nov 1783  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth BALLARD,   b. Abt 1759, Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Ann BALLARD,   b. Abt 1760, Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Susannah BALLARD,   b. Abt 1761  [natural]
     7. John BALLARD, Jr.,   b. 11 Mar 1765, Albemarle County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Jan 1839, Union County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 73 years)  [natural]
     8. William BALLARD  [natural]
     9. Thomas BALLARD,   d. 28 Dec 1843, Lancaster County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Bland BALLARD,   d. Abt 1791  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F16187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart