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Humphrey BALLARD

Male Abt 1740 - Bef 1801  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Humphrey BALLARD 
    Born Abt 1740  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 29 Sep 1800  Wilkes County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 22 Jul 1801  Wilkes County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 22 Jul 1801  Wilkes County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Message from Lynne Miller to BALLARD-L mailing list dated 2 January 2005 < 308>:

      Humphrey Ballard Born: Abt. 1740 NC Died: Aft. 1801 + Edney


      [i] Benjamin Ballard Born: Abt. 1770

      [ii] Phillip Ballard Born: Abt. 1770 Died: Bef. 1837 + Mary Pettit Born: Abt. 1780 Died: Aft. Aug 01, 1837 Pike Co., GA . . .

      [iii] Nathan Ballard Born: Abt. 1772 Wilkes Co., GA Died: 1803 Will probated 3/7/1803 Wilkes Co., GA + Nancy Milner Born: Abt. 1774 . . . + 2nd Wife of Nathan Ballard - Mary

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      • Note - There appears to be a connection between this Humphrey Ballard with Reuben Ballard that lived in NC, GA and died in KY.

      • 1770 - Bute Co. NC, DB-3, page 315. 25 March 1770. William Smith, Planter, to Christopher Strother, both of Bute Ce. 200 Pds. for 200 A. on SS Tar River & on the River. Wit: William Tabb, Humphrey Ballard, Thos. Bell. Proved by Thomas Bell, Esq., Bute Aug. Court 1771, Ben McCulloch, C.C. Reg: 20 Nov. 1771, James Johnson, P.R.

      • 1771 - Bute. Co. NC, 15 May 1771 Humphrey Ballard to William Walker's Church; 10S, English money for 1 ac. with house and spring. Signed Humphrey Ballard. Rec. 31 July 1771, page 260, Bute - Warren County Deed, 1765 to 1783. Film # 0454305.

      • 1773 - Warren Co. NC, 4 Dec 1773 Humphrey Ballard to Jacob Crocker (?); £100 for 186 acres on south side of Giles Creek; a ? portion of former tract Rec. 21 Oct. 1777. Vol. 6, p. 202. Warren County Deed, 1776-1783, Film # 0020067.

      • 1778 - Montgomery Co. NC, Buys 200 acres on north side of Gallon Creek/Yadkin River, adjacent to Mark Bennett & John Edwards. Wit. Solomon Bennett and Nathan Ballard.

      • 1783 - Montgomery Co. NC Records 111 acres on NE side Yadkin; Grant # 118; adj. John Harris & McCullock; wit. Thompson Clemmons & Chappell.

      • 1787 - GA - Purchased land from Saunders Walker on Fishing Creek, adj. John Milner and John Edwards.

      • Wilkes County Deed Books A-VV -1784 - 1806, By Michael Martin Farmer, pages 682-683 - Deed Book SS 1801-1802 - page 306. 4 December 1788, Reuben Ballard to Jeremiah Bentley, both of Wilkes County, Georgia, for £100, 76 acres in Wilkes County on Heard Mill Creek, part of a survey granted to Solomon Palmer and sold by deed to said Reuben Ballard, on and up branch. Reuben Ballard and Apsilla his wife (signed Reuben (his R mark) Ballard, Apsilla (her A mark) Ballard. Witnesses: Stephen Heard, Humphrey Ballard, Sanders Walker. Oglethorpe County, Georgia: Proved by Sanders Walker, 24 March 1802, John Lumpkin, J. I. C. Recorded 2 July 1802.

      • 1792 - Wilkes County Georgia - Humphrey Ballard land in Wilkes Co on Fishing Creek waters joining John Milliner & John Smith 200 acres (2st quality) Oak & Hickory lands 1 white male >21, 1 negro, land tax: 30?, person's tax 4s, 1.75d.

      (Note his neighbors - Reubin Ballard land in Wilkes Co on Fishing Creek waters joining Jessey Herd & Joseph Anthony 343 Acres (1st quality) Oak & Hickory lands 1 white male >21, land tax: 51?, 9s, person's tax 4s, 3d, Jeremiah Bentley land in Wilkes Co on Fishing Creek joining Reuben Ballard & Joseph Blakely 176 Acres (1st quality) 17 (2nd) Oak & Hickory lands 1 white male >21, land tax: 39?,12s, person's tax 3s, 6.5d).

      • Wilkes County Deed Books A-VV -1784 - 1806 - By Michal Martin Farmer, page 821 - Deed Book VV - 1804-1806, page 428, 22 March 1799, Humphrey Ballard and Edney, his wife, to Phillip Ballard, all of Wilkes County, for $200, Leggett Branch of Fishing Creek, 50 Acres, part of 200 acres granted to Sanders Walker and sold by Walker to said Humphrey Ballard, adjacent Phillip and Nathan Ballard. (signed) Humphrey Ballard, Edney (her X mark) Ballard. Witnesses: Lewis C. Davis, Nathan Ballard. Proved by Lewis C. Davis, 24 February 1806, William Sansom. J. I. C.

      • 1801 - Wilkes County Georgia Will Book 1792-1801 - Humphrey Ballard's Will:

      I, Humphrey Ballard, being weak and poorly in body but of sound mind and memory and knowing the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for man to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, Viz.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Nathan Ballard one bed and furniture and large pewter dish to him and his heirs forever. That is the said bed and furniture and dish my son Nathan is not to have til after the decease of me and my wife.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Philip Ballard fifty dollars being a part of a note I have on my son Nathan of two hundred dollars and sixteen dollars also being the (can't make out word) of the above two hundred dollar note for one year.

      Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Ballard one hundred and fifty dollars this of the note due me of Nathan Ballard and one feather bed and furniture one brown filly colt and (can't make out these two words) of my lawful property after the decease of me and my wife to him and his heirs forever.

      Lastly: I constitute and appoint my son Philip Ballard my sole Executor of this my last will and testament and hereby disannul and revoke all former wills and testaments hereby ratifying this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th of September 1800.

      Signed Humphrey (his x mark) Ballard

      Sealed, signed and acknowledged in presence of: Josiah Gordin John Dyson, J. P.

      Recorded: July 22, 1801

      State of Georgia, Wilkes County: Personally appeared in open court John Dyson and being duly sworn saith that he saw the within named Humphrey Ballard sign seal publish and declare the foregoing instrument of writing to be his last will and testament and that the time of his so doing he was. . . .

      (2) Kerr, Mary Hinton, Warren County, North Carolina Records, Vol. II Supplement, Abstracts of Bute Co., NC Deeds Registered in Warren Co. Deed Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, 1766-1779, Warrenton, NC: Mary Hinton Kerr, 1967:

      p. 59:


      DB-1, page 71. 19 August 1765. WILLIAM BALLARD, Planter, to my loving son JOHN BALLARD, both of Bute Co. Deed of Gift, for love, good will & affection, to all lands, goods & chattles in my present possession in Bute Co., already delivered to him and contained in an inventory of this same date. Wit: HUMPHREY BALLARD, MATTHEW MACKMILLION, JOHN EDWARDS. Deed, with schedule annexed, proved by MATTHEW McMILLION, Bute January Court 1766, and Ordered Registered, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Schedule lists: 186 A. of land, description of marks of livestock, etc. Wit: HUMPHREY BALLARD, MATTHEW MACMILN, JOHN EDWARDS. Proved by MATHEW McMILON, Bute January Court I766, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Deed & Schedule Reg: 4 November I766, by WILLM. JOHNSON, P.R.

      [Note by compiler: Humphrey BALLARD was presumably at least 21 years of age when he witnessed this deed; therefore, he would presumably have been born before 1744. There was probably a connection between Humphrey BALLARD and William BALLARD and John BALLARD.]

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      DB-3, page 268. 15 May 1771. (H)UMPHREY BALLARD to WILLIAM WALKER & OTHERS (WM. WALKER'S CHURCH), all of Bute Co. 10 Sh: Sterling money of Great Britain for one acre adj. my land & including the house & Spring. No witnesses. Ack: by HUMPHREY BALLARD, Bute May Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 31 July 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.

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      DB-3, Page 315. 25 March 1770. WILLIAM SMITH, Planter, to CHRISTOPHER STROTHER, both of Bute Co. 200 Pds. for 200 A. on SS Tar River & on the River. Wit: WILLIAM TABB, HUMPHREY BALLARD, THOS. BELL. Proved by THOMAS BELL, Esq., Bute Aug. Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 20 Nov.1771, JAMES JOHNSON,P.R.

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      DB-6, page 202. 4 December 1773. HUMPHREY BALLARD to JACOB CROCKER, both of Bute Co. 100 Pds. Procl. money for 186 A. in Bute Co. on SS Giles Creek, being a third of the tract adj. BENJAMIN WARD, to head of Rocky Branch & adj. BRANTLE. Wit: WILLIAM SOLOMON, JOHN EDWARDS. Proved by JOHN EDWARDS, Bute August Court 1777, THOS. MACHEN, C.C. Reg: 21 October 1777, by JAS. JOHNSON, P.R.

      [Note by compiler: To get around the shortage of money, colonial governments printed paper money, and colonists used whatever foreign currency they could get their hands on - Spanish dollars, for example. Today, global trading in currency sets exchange rates, but there were no international banks to set exchange rates in the 1700s. Instead, each colony set an official value in pounds, shillings, and pence on paper money and foreign coin. Because their value was set by proclamation, these currencies were called "proclamation money." People could also simply barter or trade goods back and forth. But someone who wanted to buy a bushel of corn, for example, might not have anything the seller wanted in trade. To get around this problem, certain commodities like tobacco were used as a kind of currency. Everyone would take tobacco in exchange for other goods, because it could be easily sold again. Barter made accounting difficult, though. To manage a plantation or business, people needed to keep track of their sales, purchases, and debts. To make accounting possible, proclamation money also set a value on "rated commodities" that were commonly used as currency. These official prices meant that exchanges conducted in tobacco could be accounted in pounds, shillings, and pence. Turning commodities into "proclamation money" also enabled cash-poor colonists to pay their taxes in goods they had available to them.]
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    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Family Edney (BALLARD) 
     1. Benjamin BALLARD,   b. Abt 1760, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1822  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Philip BALLARD, Sr.,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Bef 1837  (Age ~ 66 years)
     3. Nathan BALLARD,   b. Abt 1772, Wilkes County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Mar 1803, Wilkes County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 
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