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Bentley BALLARD

Male 1780 - Aft 1840  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Bentley BALLARD 
    Born Between 1770 and 1780 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1 Jun 1840  Probably MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: "Noble/Babcock," a Public Member Tree on Ancestry.com.

      (2) Dennis Nicklaus Genealogy (Mother's Side), a WorldConnect Family Tree:

      Bentley Ballard . . . was born Abt 1780. He married Dinah Cox 7 May 1805 in Warren County, KY, daughter of John Cox and Jinney "Jane''. She was born Bet 1780-1790, and died Bef 1840.

      Children of Bentley Ballard and Dinah Cox are:

      i. Simeon Miller Ballard was born 9 Aug 1810 in Bullitt County, KY, and died 15 Mar 1890 in Riverdale, Fresno County, CA.

      ii. Jeremiah Bentley Ballard was born 15 Apr 1820 in KY.

      (3) Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1782-1924 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997:

      Name: Bently Ballard
      State: KY
      County: Warren County
      Township: No Township Listed
      Year: 1800
      Record Type: Tax list
      Database: KY Early Census Index

      [Note by compiler: Bently would presumably have been at least 16 years of age as of 1800 in order to appear in this tax list. Therefore, he was presumably born before 1784.]

      (4) Kentucky, Land Grants, 1782-1924 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997:

      Grantee: Bentley Ballard
      Number of Acres: 200
      Survey Date: 20 Sep 1806
      County: Warren
      Watercourse: Blackbery Grove
      Book Number: 9

      [Note by compiler: Bentley would presumably have been at least 21 years of age as of 20 September 1806 in order to have received this grant of land. Therefore, he was presumably born before 20 September 1785.]

      (5) A household headed by Bentley BALLARD is listed in the 1820 census of Little York Township, Hardin County, KY.

      Listed in Bentley's household are 2 free white males under 10 years of age; 2 free white males between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 1 free white female under 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 16 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Bentley is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Bentley's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Bentley's household are children of Bentley and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 4 sons (2 of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1820, and 2 of which sons would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census) and 2 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census).

      (6) A household headed by Bently BALLARD is listed in the 1830 census of Schuyler County, IL. [His first name is listed as Bentty in the index to the 1830 census.]

      Listed in Bently's household are 1 free white male under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 2 free white males between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; 1 free white female under 5 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that Bently is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, he would have been born between 1770 and 1780, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Bently's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Bently's household are children of Bently and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 6 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, 1 of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, 1 of which sons would have been born between 1815 and 1820, 2 of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1815, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census) and 4 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1815 and 1820, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census).

      (7) Brown County, IL was formed from Schuyler County, IL on 1 February 1839.

      (8) Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005, p. 647:

      On March 1, 1830, an election district was made of the territory now known as the county of Brown, and it was specified that the elections should be held at the home of Bentley Ballard.

      (9) A household headed by Bentler BALLARD is listed in the 1840 census of Jessamine Township, Clark County, MO. [The compiler believes that Bentler's first name was really Bentley.]

      Listed in Bentler's household are 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 2 free white males between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white male between 60 and 70 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 15 years of age; and 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age.

      Assuming that Bentler is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 60 and 70 years of age in 1840, he would have been born between 1770 and 1780, according to the 1840 census.

      No female who would have then been old enough to have been Bentler's wife is listed in his household in the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Bentler's household are children of Bentler and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 4 sons (1 of which sons would have been born between 1825 and 1830, 1 of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and 2 of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census) and 2 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1825 and 1830, and 1 of which daughters would have been born 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census).

      (10) It appears from the 1820, 1830 and 1840 censuses that Bently BALLARD may have had more than the 4 children whose names appear in this database.
    Person ID I37269  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Reuben BALLARD,   b. Abt 1748, VA or NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1820, Warren County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Absilla BALLARD 
    Relationship natural 
    Married VA or NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dinah COX,   b. Between 1780 and 1790,   d. Bef 1 Jun 1840  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 7 May 1805  Warren County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Greenberry Henderson BALLARD,   b. Abt 1837, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Jun 1880  (Age ~ 43 years)  [natural]
     2. James Leander BALLARD,   b. 17 Oct 1838, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1902, Alpine County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     3. Simeon Miller BALLARD,   b. 9 Aug 1810, Bullitt County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1890, Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Jeremiah Bentley BALLARD,   b. 15 Apr 1820, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1884, Tuolumne County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F16114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997: Name: Bentley Ballard Marriage Date: 7 May 1805 Marriage Place: Warren, Kentucky, USA Spouse: Dinah Cox.