BALLARD

Family History

 

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

 

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

Questions or Comments or Additions or Corrections?

Please eMail : jay@usfunks.net

 

  Ballard Family Correspondence Webpage 

 

 

England

thru ~1630

Massachustts

~1630 - 1776

Maine

1776 - 1869

Montana

1869 to present

 

 

 

Ballard


The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture which was once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Ballard family have grown. The name Ballard was given to a member of the family who was a person known for their lack of hair. (So the legend goes.) As a point of interest, the name is derived from the Old English word ball-ard, which means a bald headed man. The family lived in Yorkshire and the first Ballards came to America in the early 1600's.

 

Ballard Genealogy Websites:

Book Resources:

  • The Ballard History from 1420 to 1903 by Ballard Family Association

 

 

Medieval Ballard Family

 

  Other Resources:

  http://paul-ballard.com/index.html

 

 

 

Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts

  

  Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was incorporated in 1646 and

  as of the 2010 census, the population was 33,201. It is part of the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy,

  Massachusetts-New Hampshire metropolitan statistical area,and a suburb of Lawrence.

 

  Part of the town comprises the census-designated place of Andover.
  In 1634, the Great and General Court of Massachusetts set aside a portion of land in what is now

  Essex County for an inland plantation, including parts of what is now Andover, North Andover and

  South Lawrence. In order to encourage settlement, early colonists were offered three years'

  immunity from taxes, levies and services (except military service). The first permanent settlement

  in the Andover area was established in 1641 by John Woodbridge and a group of settlers from

  Newbury and Ipswich.

 

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andover,_Massachusetts

 

Ballardvale

 

  Ballardvale (sometimes written archaically as BallardVale or Ballard Vale) is a village

  located within the boundaries of the town of Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts,

  United States. Growing originally in the 19th century around mills located on the

  Shawsheen River, the village is a local historic district, boasting many varieties of

  historic architecture and a rich industrial heritage. 

 

  In the 18th century, the Shawsheen River and its water power attracted the Ballard

  Family, who came and built grist and saw mills. At this time the area became known as

  Ballard's Vale, eventually Ballardvale. 

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballardvale,_Massachusetts
 

 

 

History of Essex County, Massachusetts

By Duane Hamilton Hurd

 

 

History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts

By Alonzo Lewis, James Robinson Newhall

 

CAUTION: William Ballard "of Andover" is often confused with William Ballard "of Lynn".  Charles Farlow's 1911 book on Ballard Genealogy documents the two William Ballards, one from Lynn and one from Andover, and that they were probably not related.

William Ballard "of Lynn"
Birth:     August 12, 1603 in Bradwell, Suffolk, England
Spouse:  1) Mary ~1630 in England
Spouse:  2) Elizabeth LEE ~1635 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
Death:   in early 1639 leaving no written will
          or 1641per "History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
by Alanzo Lewis, James Robinson Newhall"

Mary
Birth:      1609 in Warwickshire, England
Married: ~1630 in England
Death:    ~1635 in England
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth                         born 1622 in England

  2. William II                        born ~1631 in Bradwell, Suffolds, England
                                 died 1689 in Andover, Essex, MA

  3. Thomas                           born ~1630 in Williamsburg, James, Virginia

  4. Esther "Heather Hester"  
    Birth:      October 28, 1632 in Bradwell, Suffolk, England
    Married: Joseph Jenks, Jr.   (History of Lynn - Page 208)
                   Joseph born & died June 15, 1740 at 84 years
                   Joseph is noted as the founder of Pawtucket
                   Joseph Jenks, Jr. was governor of Rhode Island from 1727-1732
    Burial:    Possibly with Joseph Jenks, Jr. at Pawtucket

Elizabeth Lee Ball
Birth:      ~1607-1609 in Of Bradwell, Soffolk, England
Married: 1) ~1635 in Lynn, Essex, MA
               2) William Knight of Salem
               3) Allen Bread / Breed
Death:    >1656
 

Children:

  1. John Jonathan                born 1634 in Selford, Warwick, England
                               married Susanna Story 657 in Lynn, Mass.
                               died June 11, 1725 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts

  2. Nathaniel / Nathanyell   born ~1635 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts

1635  July 13, William Ballard, husbandman, and his family were enrolled in London, England
          as passengers on The James with John May as its captain.

1635  September: They arrived at Massachusetts Bay the last week of September.
          Their roll numbers were: William #8, Elizabeth #9, Hester #10 and John #11.

1638  William Ballard was a "husbandman", i.e. farmer

1638  May 2, William was made a freeman of the colony, "a person who has full civil and political rights; citizen".

1638  William is listed as a charter member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co of Boston, Suffolk Co, MA; May 2, 1638

1638  William was granted 60 acres in Lynn, Massachusetts

1638  William was noted to have had sufficient education to be appointed Magistrate of Quarterly Court on 26 June 1638 to 27 July 1638.  In Farlow's book he writes that William was appointed magistrate "in the roome of Captaine Turner," in the session held at Newtowne (Cambridge), June 8, 1638.

1639  William died in early 1639 leaving no written will

 

 

 

William Ballard 1617-1689

William Ballard  "of Andover"
Birth:     ~1617 in England, possibly Newbury or Warwickshire or Bradwell, Suffolk, England
              Father:   ?
              Mother:  ?
Death:   July 10, 1689 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Spouse:  Grace Ann BERWICK ~1643 in Newbury, Massachusetts
 

Grace Ann Berwick  (probable - net yet proven)
Birth:    December 12, 1617 in St. Mary Le Port, Bristol, Gloucester, England
             Father: Thomas Berwick/Berwyke born 1594 in Bristol, Gloucester, England
                          & died 1625-1685 in Plymouth, MA
             Mother: Ann Blount born ~1597 in Bristol, Gloucester, England 
                          & died 27 Apr 1694 in Andover, Essex, MA
Death:  April 27, 1694 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts

Married:
~1643  in Newbury, Massachusetts
               or 1647 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
 

Children:

 

1) Joseph BALLARD  "Ensign"
Birth:        1644 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Marriage: 1665, February 28, to Elizabeth Adams "Philips" Phelps in Andover, Essex County, Mass.
                 Elizabeth was born about 1646 at Newbury, Massachusetts and died July 27, 1692 at Andover
                 Father: Edward Phelps of Andover born ~1620-24 in Bolton, Manchester or London, England
                 Mother: Elizabeth Adams ~1645 at Newbury, Massachusetts
Children:  1) Elizabeth  born 1666; married Sept 13, 1689 to George Abbott 1658; died May 1706
                 2) Joseph     born January 26, 1667; married Rebecca Johnson on August 17, 1698
                 3) Humphrey born "not known"; married Hannah Broughton on November 6, 1717 in Windham, Conn.
                 4) Ellenor     born August 24, 1672; married Sept 13, 1689 to John Johnson; died Nov 21, 1707
                 5) William    born Dec 3, 1674; died Sept 2, 1707
                 6) Hannah    born July 17, 1677
                 7) Dorothy   born Nov 8, 1679; married Joseph Sibson- mariner
                 8) Hezekiah  born March 22, 1682; married Rebecca Patten Davis; blacksmith & church deacon
                 9) Uriah        born November 16, 1684 in Andover, Essex, Mass; married Elizabeth Mansur
                 10) Tabitha   born March 28, 1688; died Feb 24, 1691
                 11) Jeremiah born March 29, 1697; married Mary Poor Dane; on of first settlers of Lunenburg ~1735
Marriage: 1692 November 15,  Rebecca Rea Horne Stevens in Andover, Essex, Mass.
                 Rebecca born September 4, 1656 in Salem Village, Mass
                            & died February 11, 1739-40 in Andover, Mass
                 Father: Joshua Rea     born 1625 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
                 Mother: Sarah Waters born 7 OCT 1636 in London, Middlesex, England
                 Rebecca was the widow of Joseph Horne (Orne), child Ruth Horne
                 Rebecca married Samuel Stevens; children Samuel Stevend 1673 & Sarah Rea Stevens 1674
Children:  12) Sarah        born August 31, 1693
                 13) Jeremiah    born March 29, 1697
                 14) Josiah        born June 22, 1699 in Andover; married Mary Stevens Chandler; died Dec 26, 1780
                 15) Timothy     born ~1700
                 16) Samuel 
Death:      1722, September 29, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
1681 Joseph was and "ensign" & Fulling Mill owner with brother John
1688 Andover C
onstable
1689-90 January 17, Joseph signed an agreement for the settlement of the estate of Edward Phelps,
          his wife's father, with the widow Elizabeth and sons Samuel and Edward Phelps, and another
          son-in-law, William Chandler.
1712  April 6, Joseph and his wife were admitted to the South Parish Church.
 

2) Elizabeth BALLARD
Birth:        ~1646 in Andover, Massachusetts
Marriage: William Blunt, Jr. on November 11, 1668 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
                  William born 1642 & died April 3, 1709 in Andover, Essex, Mass.
                 Father: William Blunt
                 Mother: Sarah Waters
Children: William, Samuel, Mary, Hamborough, Bathsheba, Anne, Samuel
Death:      July 11, 1689 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
 

3) Mary Ann BALLARD
Birth:        May 17, 1647 in Andover, Essex, massachusetts
Marriage: Samuel Butterfield ~1669 in Mass.
                  Samuel Butterfield born May 17, 1647 in Worbun, Middlesex, Massachusetts
                  Father: Benjamin Butterfield b: 1610 in Ovendon or Halifax, Yorkshire, England
                  Mother: Ann Jundon b: 1616 in Yorkshire, England
                  Samuel died May 30, 1714 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Children:   Mary 1672-73, Samuel, Jonathan, Mercy, Ann, Phebe, Deborah 1687
Death:       January 25, 1702-03 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
 

4) William BALLARD, Jr.
Birth:        1648 in Andover, Massachusetts
Marriage: Hannah Hooper on April 26, 1682 in Andover, Essex, MA
                 Hannah born March 31, 1662 in Reading, MA
                         & died after January 15, 1723/24 probably in Plainfield, CT
                 Father: William Hooper born March 31, 1662
                 Mother: Ruth
Children: 1) Hannah Ballard   born March 21, 1682/83 in Andover, MA
                                               died January 11, 1702/03 in Andover, MA
                2) Enoch Ballard,     born June 03, 1685 in Andover, MA
                                               died August 04, 1676 in Voluntown or Plainfield, CT
                3) Hepsebah Ballard born April 08, 1688 in Andover, MA
                      or Hephzibah      died after December 03, 1730
                4) John Ballard         born October 17, 1690 in Andover, MA
                                                died April 08, 1706 in Andover, MA
                5) Peleg BALLARD born September 20, 1694 in Andover, MA
                                                married Bethia Bumps on August 23, 1721 in Plainfield, CT
                                                died after 1790 in Frederickstown (Kent), NY
                6) Thomas Ballard    born March 24, 1699/00 in Andover, MA
                                                died after June 1744 probably in Cornwall, CT.
Death:      before December 10, 1723 in Plainfield, Windham, CT
1707 December 24, William and Hannah sold lands in Andover & moved to Plainfield, CT
1723 William names in his will, his wife Enoch, Peleg and Thomas; daughter, Hephzibah,
         and a kinswoman Sarah Hull (Holt).
1723  William died before January 15, 1723-24
 

5) John William BALLARD
Birth:       January 17, 1653 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Married:  November 16, 1681 to Rebeckah Hooper in Andover, Massachusetts
                Rebeckah Hooper
                    Birth:      October 26, 1656 in Andover, Massachusetts
                    Father: William HOOPER
                    Mother: Ruth HOPPER
                    Death:    December 7, 1715 in Andover, Massachusetts
Death:     December 18, 1715 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
 

6) Sarah BALLARD               
Birth:        September 15, 1654 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
             or February 24, 1649 or 1659 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Marriage: February 24, 1669 to Henry Holt, Jr. in Andover, Essex, MA
                 Henry Holt, Jr. was a prominent man in Andover - Constable & Surveyor
                    Birth:      ~1644 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
                    Father:   Nicholas Holt born 1602 in Ramsey, Huntingdon, England
                    Mother:   Martha / Elizabeth Short born ~1606 in England
                    Death:     January 17, 1718-19 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Children: 1) Elizabeth born January 29, 1669-70; married Benjamin Harnden on June 14, 1711
                    Oliver, Henry, James, George, Sarah, Josiah, Dinah, Paul, William, Zerviah,
                    Humphrey,Benjamin               
Death:      November 25, 1733 in Andover, Essex, MA
Burial:      Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts
 

7) Hannah "Ann" BALLARD
Birth:        August 14, 1655 in Andover, Massachusetts
Marriage: July or September 20, 1681 John Spaulding in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
                 John Spaulding / Spalding
                    Birth:      February 15, 1658-59 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
                    Death:    1720 in Plainfield, CT
Death:      1726-27 in Plainfield, Windham, CT
 

8) Lydia "Lidda" BALLARD
Birth:        April 30, 1657 in Andover, Essex, MA
Marriage: April 12 or December 2, 1674 to Joseph Butterfield in Chelmsford, Middlesex, MA
                 Joseph Butterfield
                    Birth:      August 15, 1649 in Woborn, Massachusetts
                    Death:     1720 in Chelmsford, Mass
Children: Joseph 1680, Benjamin, Tabitha 1687, Isaac 1689, & twins - Jacob & Anna 1827
Death:      > September 16, 1728 probably in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Mass.
 

9) Abigail BALLARD
Birth:        1659 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
Marriage: 1703 April 7, to Samuel Wheat in Concord, Middlesex, Mass
                  Samuel Wheat born ~1659
                 1716 to Boaz Brown, Sr in Concord, Middlesex County, MA
Death:      > September 28, 1728 possibly in Concord, MA

1634  March 24, the ship "Mary & John" under the supervision of Robert Sayres,

           Master sailed to New England from Southampton.  The voyage took about

           seventy days but its arrival was not recorded.  Many historians have believe
           that the passenger "William Ballard" is our William of Andover.  He would have

           been only 18 years old an the time, rather young for a single Pilgrim.

 

Certificate of March 26, 1634, London
Passenger Ship List
 

 

 

As an incentive to go to New England, all of the passengers, their heirs, and successors were exempt from tax subsidies and customs for seven years and taxes and impositions on all goods and merchandise for twenty-one years.

 

 

1634 William Immigrate from England to Massachusetts, probably on the ship "Mary & John"

1634 moved from Boston to Newbury

1643 William and Grace are married.  The time not yet ascertained.

1644 moved Newbury to Andover - 16th resident of Andover

1644 Joseph born in Andover

1645 William owned land in Newbury, Massachusetts

1646 William was part of the Organization of the Town of Andover

1646 Elizabeth born in Andover

1648 September 6, he was on the committee to lay out land granted the colony and levy the colony.

1648 William Jr born in Andover

1649 Sarah born in Andover

1650 Mary Ann born in Andover

1653 John born in Andover

1655 Hannah "Ann" born in Andover

1657 Lydia born in Andover

1659 Abigail born in Andover

 

1663 William & Grace signed a deed on May 20 in Andover exchanging lands with William Chandler

 

1675-1676:  William Ballard was engaged in the war against the Narragansetts, better known as King Philip's War.  He served in the garrison at Chelmsford, Massachusetts, where he was on duty on January 25, 1675/6, and drew pay of 02.08.00. He was then fifty-nine years old, his age explaining the comparatively inactive service. The wife of William Ballard, as here appears, was named Grace,Berwick.

 

1689 July 10, William died in Andover, leaving no will.
 

1689 October 23, William’s heirs: William Blunt, Henry Holt, Samuel and Joseph Butterfield, John Spalden (all sons-in-law), Abigail Ballard, William Ballard and John Ballard, and the widow Grace signed an agreement.
 

1691 September 29, at a court held at Ipswich, William's estate was settled giving administration to Joseph Ballard, his son.  Also named, are sons William and John , his widow, Grace, Joseph’s sisters - Mrs. Henry Holt, Mrs. Sam Butterfield, Mrs. Joseph Butterfield, Mrs. John Spalden and Abigail Ballard. William Blunt is named as spouse of a married daughter (Elizabeth) who had already received land from her father. Also named are John Abbott, Thomas Chandler, and William Blunt, as witnesses.

 

1694 April 27, Grace died in Andover.

Historical Sketches of Andover
By Sarah Loring

Page 102

William Ballard was a considerable land-owner, through not so much in public office as some of the first settlers.  His son, Joseph Ballard, was constable in 1688, and has the fame of bringing the first charge of witchcraft against Andover citizens.  Joseph and John ballard were the first who started a fulling-mill in Andover.  The Ballard mill is often mentioned in the ancient records.  Timothy Ballard was a large land-owner about 1790, in the district afterward named the ballardvale.

 

Hezekiah Ballard was an innkeeper of Revolutionary time.  Some of the Ballard descendants, emigrants from Andover, have engaged successfully in manufactures.

 

 

New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial

By William Richard Cutter

Robert Seaver, immigrant ancestor, was born about 1608, in England. On March 24, 1633/34, at the age of about twenty-five, he took the oaths of supremacy and allegiance to pass for New England in the ship "Mary and John" of London, Robert Saymes, master. In the same ship came William Ballard, and in 1633 also came Elizabeth Ballard. She soon "joyned the church, and was afterwards married to Robert Sever of this church, where she led a godly conversation". (Church records.) He settled in Roxbury and was admitted a freeman April 18, 1638. His name was spelled variously in the records. Sever. Seavers, Civer, Seaver. He was married twice, his second wife being Elizabeth Ballard, who was buried December 18, 1689. His will was dated January 16, 1681, and proved July 5, 1683. He died May 13, 1683, aged about seventy-five years. Children: Shubael, mentioned below ; Caleb, born August 30, 1641 ; Joshua, twin, August 30, 1641 ; Elizabeth, November 19, 1643 ; Nathaniel, January 8, 1645 ; Hannah, February 14, 1647, died June 3, 1647 ; Hannah, born October 13, 1650, buried March 3, 1653. (II) Shubael, son of Robert Seaver, was born January 31, 1639, and died January 18, 1729-30. He married, February 7, 1668, Hannah, daughter of Nathaniel Wilson, and she died February 13, 1721-2, aged seventy-five years. Children: Robert, born June 7, 1670; Joseph, mentioned below ; Hannah, September i, 1674; Abigail, July 23, 1677; Shubael, October 10, 1679; Thankful, April 6, 1684. (III) Joseph, son of Shubael Seaver, was

 

Elizabeth BALLARD
Birth: 1613 in England
Father: Hugh "Hugo" BALLARD b: 1597 in St Martins, London ENGLAND
Mother: Maria PROSSER b: 1601 in St Martins, London ENGLAND
Marriage Robert SEAVER on 10 DEC 1634 in Roxbury, Massachusetts
               b: in England
Death:
6 JUN 1657 in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Children Elizabeth SEAVER b: 19 NOV 1643 in Roxbury, Massachusetts

 

 

John William Ballard 1653

John William Ballard
Birth:      January 17, 1653 in Andover, Massachusetts
               Father: William BALLARD b: 1617 in Bradford, Suffolks, England
               Mother: Grace BERWICK b: 1624 in St. Mary Le Port, Bristol, Gloucs, England
Death:    December 18, 1715

1676 John was in Capt. Joseph Gardner's Company in King Philip's War,
         and was paid between 2 and 4 pounds, June 24, 1676.
1681 Occupation Husbandman (Farmer), Fulling Mill owner with brother Joseph

 

 

Rebeckah Hooper
Birth:      October 26, 1656 in Andover, Massachusetts
               Father: William HOOPER
               Mother: Ruth HOPPER
Death:    December 7, 1715 in Andover, Massachusetts

Married: November 16, 1681 in Andover, Massachusetts

 

1681 John & Rebeckah were married in Andover, Massachusetts

1689 John inherited his father's homestead, except that part which was set off to his sister, Mrs. Blunt.

1692 John Ballard, Constable of the Witch Trials

1714 John admitted to the South Church of Andover July, 18, 1714

 

1715 John died on December 18, 1715

1715 John Ballard's family was to be almost decimated by what disease we know not.
Between November 27 and December 9 1715, he lost his wife Rebeckah and three daughters,
and on December 18 he too died.  His daughters were Elizabeth 16, Sarah 19 and Ruth 22

1716 John's will dated November 30, 1715 was proved on April 16, 1716. 
He mentions wife, Rebeckah; estate in Andover, and Billerica; to eldest son Jonathan land in Billerica;
youngest son, Sherebiah, land in Andover; eldest daughter, Rebecca; daughters Ruth and Elizabeth
unmarried and two sons as executors. The estate was appraised: land and buildings in Andover,
140 pounds; in Billerica, 120 pounds; horses and cattle, 64 pounds; household stuff, 30 pounds; tools,
10 pounds. His wife was to be maintained by the sons.
 

Children:

 

1) John BALLARD
Birth:
   December 16, 1682 in Andover, Massachusetts
Death: before father John on December 18, 1715
 

2) Rebeckah BALLARD
Birth:
       January 28, 1684 in Andover, Massachusetts
Married:  June 19, 1722 to Jeremiah Hunt of Billerica (his 2nd wife)
Children: 1) William Hunt born May 26, 1723; died May 9, 1797
                2) Rebecca Hunt born October 1724; married Stevens
                3) Sherebiah Hunt born April 1, 1726
Death:     September 21, 1729
 

3) Jonathan BALLARD
Birth:
      December 9, 1686 in Andover, Massachusetts
Married: Hannah Kidder on August 3, 1722 in Billerica, Massachusetts
               Birth:     September 2, 1696 in Medford, Massachusetts ( twin of Dorothy)
               Father:  Ephraim Kidder born 31 Aug 1660 in Billerica, Middlesex, Ma.
               Mother: Rachel Crosby   born 20 Aug 1660 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
               Death:   1780 in Oxford, Massachusetts at house of Son-in-law, Jeremiah Kingsbury
Death:    January 2, 1763 in Oxford, Massachusetts
 

4) Sherebiah BALLARD
Birth:
        November 14, 1688 in Billerica, Massachusetts
Marriage: Lydia Osgood on February 2, 1716
                 Lydia born September 1, 1695
                 Father: Christopher Osgood, Jr   Mother: Sarah
Children: 1) John born February 15, 1719-20 in Andover, Essex, MA
                2) Sherbiah born September 24, 1722; married Keziah Osgood on March 17, 1747-48
                3) Ruth born April 27, 1724; married Thomas Evan in 1744
                4) Lydia born November 27, 1726
                5) Jonathan born November 25, 1729; married Priscilla Farnum on Sept 4, 1760
                          Children: Jonathan 1761, Frederick 1762, Sherebiah 1763-64
                          Jonathan was a physician and resided in Middleton
                          Jonathan died February 1, 1763-64
1751, May 19, moved to Wellington, Conn.
 

5) Ruth BALLARD
Birth:
     February 18, 1694 in Andover, Massachusetts
Death:   December 2, 1715 at age 22
Burial:   Mother Rebeckah died December 7, 1715 - Ruth and Rebeckah buried in one grave.
 

6) Sarah BALLARD
Birth:
   May 6, 1696 in Andover, Massachusetts
Death: 1715 at age 19
 

7) Elizabeth BALLARD
Birth:
   June 29, 1699 in Andover, Massachusetts
Death: 1715 at age 16

 

John Ballard, Constable of the Andover Witch Trials
 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andover,_Massachusetts

 

"During the Salem witch trials in 1692, Andover resident Joseph Ballard asked for help for his terminally ill wife from several girls from the neighboring Salem Village who were already identifying witches there.  After visiting Elizabeth Phelps Ballard, the girls claimed that several people in Andover had bewitched her.  The constable John Ballard (brother of Joseph) got a warrant for their arrests. Over the next three months more than forty Andover citizens, mostly women and their children, were jailed as suspected witches (even more than in Salem itself).  Three Andover residents, Martha Carrier, Mary Parker, and Samuel Wardwell, were convicted and executed. Five others either pled guilty at arraignment or were convicted at trial: Ann Foster, her daughter Mary Lacey Sr., and Abigail Faulkner Sr. (daughter of Andover's minister, Francis Dane) in 1692 and Wardwell's wife Sarah and Rev. Dane's granddaughter, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. in 1693. Those who were not executed were granted reprieves by Gov. William Phips, but the convictions remained on their records. In 1713, in response to petitions initiated in 1703 by Abigail Faulkner Sr. and Sarah Wardwell, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Dudley reversed the attainder on the names of those who were convicted in the episode."

 

"The witch hysteria that culminated in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 affected numerous communities north of Boston. At least 150 people were arrested in 24 communities, of whom nineteen were hanged, and one pressed to death with stones in an effort to force his confession. Of Andover's accused, eight were condemned; three of these were hanged and a fourth died in prison."

 

 

 

Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Oxford was first settled in 1686 and was officially incorporated in 1713.  Oxford was originally settled by Huguenots in two waves, the original settlement having been abandoned after four residents (John Johnson and his three children, Peter, Andrew and Mary) were killed in a violent confrontation with local Native Americans. This event, the Johnson Massacre, is commemorated near the center of town. The remains of the Huguenots' Fort (built in 1686) still exist off of Huguenot Road.

Clara Barton
founder American Red Cross

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton the daughter of Stephen and Sarah Barton was born on December 25, 1821 and died on April 12, 1912. There is some confusion with her date of birth, as her birth certificate says the 25th, while her family members say that she was born the day before Christmas, the 24th.  Clara was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She has been described as having had an "indomitable spirit" and is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

 

 

Jonathan Ballard 1686-1763

Jonathan Ballard
Birth:    December 9, 1686 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts
             Father: John BALLARD "of Andover"   born 17 JAN 1653 in Andover, Massachusetts
             Mother: Rebeckah HOOPER                 born 26 OCT 1656 in Andover, Massachusetts
Death:  January 2, 1763 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
 

Hannah Kidder
Birth:     September 2, 1696 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (twin of Dorothy)
              Father:  Ephraim Kidder born 31 Aug 1660 in Billerica, Middlesex, Ma.
              Mother: Rachel Crosby   born 20 Aug 1660 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death:   1780 in Oxford, Massachusetts

Married: August 3, 1722 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts
 

Children

 

1) Jonathan BALLARD
Birth:        August 16, 1723
Marriage: Alice Ellis Moore on July 17, 1755 in Oxford, Worcester, MA
                 Alice born December 26, 1733 at Oxford, Mass.
                 Father: Collins Moore    Mother: Bathsheba
Children:  1) Augustus born October 18, 1766 at Charlton        <<--- "Ballard Genealogy 1911 Page #119"
                 2) Rufus     born March 3, 1768   
                                   married Patty Moore on Dec 14, 1797
                                   children: Charles
                                   died March 17, 1855 at Vassalboro, Kennebec, ME
                                   burial Center Vassalboro Baptist Church Cemetery
                 3) Jonathan born ~1770 in ME
                                   married Sarah Pierce on Feb 26, 1792
                 4) Lucy      born ~1771 in Vassalborough, Kennebec, ME
                                   married John Webber on December 1, 1793
                 #) Ruth, Betsey, Alice 1761, Benjamin 1763, Daruis 1765, Calvin 1773
Death:      1785 in Vassalborough, Kennebec, ME
17??  Jonathan and Ephraim bought in partnership land in the east part of Charlton on which there
          there was a water power; they built and operated a saw mill and potash works.
1754  Jonathan bought the Ephraim Shaw mill with a large tract of land partly in Charlton and partly
          in Oxford.
1774  Jonathan sold the Ephraim Shaw mill and land
1775 Moved with Brother Ephraim to Maine
1785 Jonathan was killed by a falling tree. Alice moved to Vassalboro, Maine and lived with son Rufus

   4/17/2010 Viola Hayhurst, Portland Main (PDF)

 


 

2) Ephraim BALLARD
Birth:         May 6, 1725 in Billerica, Massachusetts
Married:    Martha Moore on December 19, 1754 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                   Father:
       Elijah MOORE b: 14 Mar 1701 in Sudbury, Massachusetts
                   Mother:       Dorothy LEARNED b: 19 Jul 1715 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Death:        January 7, 1821 in Augusta, Maine
 

3) Rebekah BALLARD
Birth:        March 3, 1728 in Oxford, Massachusetts
Marriage: John Marvin
Children:  1) Sampson born March 16, 1756; Revolutionary War Soldier
                 2) Rebekah  born April 30, 1758; married Phinehas Kimball on Oct 9, 1781
                 3) Mary       born May 16, 1760
                 4) Hannah    born October 29, 1763; married Edward Barton on Oct 14, 1786
                 5) Ruth         born January 7, 1766
                 6) John         born January 7, 1769
                 7) Tryphena  born August 11, 1771
 

4) Hannah BALLARD
Birth:        October 28, 1728 in Oxford, Massachusetts
             or October 26, 1726 in Billerica, Massachusetts :
http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Andover::ballard::4074.html
             or February 28, 1725)
Marriage: Thomas Towne / Town on February 13, 1752 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts
                 Thomas was born May 26, 1729 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts
                 Father: John Towne   Mother: Lydia Hunkins
Children:  1) Sherebiah born October, 9, 1752 in Oxford; never married
                 2) Ephraim    born August 23, 1754  in Oxford; died May 20, 1827 in Hallowell, ME
                                      married cousin Lucy Ballard, daughter of Ephraim & Marth Ballard
                 3) Edward     born September 12, 1756 in Oxford; married Nancy MacDougall
                 4) Solomon    born July 28, 1758 in Oxford;
                 5) Hannah      born June 26, 1762 in Oxford; married Robert McCausland
                 6) Elizabeth    born August 27, 1766; married Luke Barton
Death:      in Gardiner, Maine
1775 Moved with Brother Ephraim to Gardiner, Maine
 

5) John BALLARD
Birth:        May 30, 1731 at Billerica
Married:   Mary Marsh on December 18, 1755 - daughter of John Marsh of Douglas
                 Mary died March 16, 1770 at age of 31
Married:   Sarah Barton (widow of Isaac Barton) on November 18, 1780
Children:  1) John born April 15, 1768
                 2) Eunice born February 25, 17??; died April 12, 1770
Death:      October 1810
1758 John was in John Chandler's regiment for the invasion of Canada
1775 John served in Captain Loomis' company in Col. Learned's regiment on the Lexington
         alarm April 19, 1775; he was a lieutenant in Capt. Kingsbury's company to reinforce
         General Gates, September 27, 1777, out 30 days; and on committee of the town to
         take care of soldiers' families in 1777, and to procure beef for the army in 1781.
John resided at Oxford; was selectman, constable, member of committees
 

6) Ruth BALLARD
Birth:        March 15, 1733 in Oxford, Massachusetts
Married:   Jeremiah Kingsbury on May 31, 1758
                 Jeremiah was a captain in the Revolutionary Army
                 Jeremiah died April 23, 1816
Children:  1) Josiah born June 30, 1759; married Esther Craig on Dec 15, 1795
                 2) John born May 30, 1761; married Abigail Harwood on Sept 20, 1792
                 3) Jeremiah born August 21, 1763; married Betsey Butler on Sept 1, 1793
                                    married Sally, sister of Betsey
                 4) Jonathan born February 12, 1766; married Elizabeth Shumway on Aug 4, 1791
                 5) Mary born August 21, 1768; married David Harwood on April 29, 1792
Death:      April 16, 1827 at age of 94
 

7) Sherebiah BALLARD
Birth:       October 3, 1735
Death:     August 1, 1742
 

8) Elizabeth BALLARD
Birth:        October 19, 1737
Death:      July 28, 1742
 

9) Benjamin BALLARD
Birth:        July 10, 1740
Death:      July 19, 1742

 

~1722 moved from Andover to Billerica

~1726 moved from Billerica to Oxford

1729 was Oxford town clerk and selectman

1743 was Oxford treasurer
bought and carried on a saw and grist mill at Augutteback pond.

1763 January 2, Jonathan died in Oxford, Massachusetts

1763 April 18, Jonathan's will dated April 30, 1754 consented to the probate of the will by all heirs

 

 

 

Hallowell & Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine


Augusta, on the Kenebec river, is the state capital of Maine and county seat for Kennebec

 

The City of Hallowell is named for Benjamin Hallowell, a Boston merchant and one of the Kennebec Proprietors, holders of land originally granted to the Plymouth Company by the British monarchy in the 1620s.  First to settle here was Deacon Pease Clark, who emigrated with his wife and son Peter from Attleborough, Massachusetts, in the spring of 1762. Legend has it that after disembarking on the west side of the Kennebec, near present-day Water Street, the Clarks took shelter in their overturned cart. On a riverfront lot measuring 50 rods (275 yards, about 250 meters), the Clark family raised corn, rye and other crops. The land on which the fire department now stands was the first to be cleared.

In 1797, the modern city of Augusta split from Hallowell to be a separate town. The part of Hallowell that is the current city was then known as "The Hook".  Today, the City's population (2,467) is only slightly smaller than it was in 1820, the year Maine seceded from Massachusetts and became a state in its own right. Yet 183 years ago, Hallowell's inhabitants enjoyed the services of 71 stores along Water Street (by contrast, Augusta had a population of 1,000 and just 20 merchants). Thriving industries included ship building (between 1783 and 1901, 50 ships were launched from Hallowell's wharves), trading, publishing and logging. Two grist mills, five sawmills and two slaughterhouses served the needs of residents near and far.

Eight months of the year Hallowell, Maine, was a seaport. From early April to late November, ocean-going vessels sailed up the Kennebec, forty-six miles from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour, West Indian sugar, and English cloth and hardware, returning with shingles, clapboards, hogshead and barrel staves, white ash capstan bars, and pine boards destined for Boston or Bristol or Jamaica. In late autumn, ice blockaded the river, sometimes so suddenly that though a man had been expecting it for weeks, he was caught unprepared. One year, on November 25, after the last ships had sailed from the town, Jonathan Ballard pushed off from his father's sawmill with a raft of boards destined for Long Reach on the coast. He got no farther than Bumberhook Point, three miles below, before the Kennebec closed around him. It didn't open again until April 1.

 

 

Ephraim Ballard 1725-1821 & Martha Moore 1734-1812

Ephraim Ballard
Birth:     May 6, 1725 in Billerica, Massachusetts
              Father:
  Jonathan BALLARD born December 9, 1686 in Andover, Massachusetts
              Mother: Hannah KIDDER      born September 2, 1696 in Medford, Massachusetts
Death:   January 7, 1821 in Augusta, Maine
 


BIRTH: Vital Records of Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, births page 18
BALLARD, Ephraim, s. Jonathan and Hannah, May 6, 1725.

 

 

Martha Moore
Birth:          February 20, 1735 (per Martha's Diary) "I am this Day 57 years old" in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
                   Also documented as February 9, 1734/1735
                   Father:       Elijah MOORE b: 14 Mar 1701 in Sudbury, Massachusetts
                   Mother:       Dorothy LEARNED b: 19 Jul 1715 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
 

Death:         September 1812 at age of 77 in Old Hallowell, (Augusta), Maine
Burial:         Hallowell Village Cemetery, Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine
                    Martha's gravesite is unknown
                   

Married:      December 19, 1754 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts

Children

1) Cyrus BALLARD
Birth:        September 11, 1756
 

2) Lucy BALLARD                
Birth:        August 28, 1758 in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
Marriage: cousin Ephraim Towne on February 1778
                 Ephraim "Thomas" Towne born August 28, 1754
                 Son of  Thomas Towne and Hannah Ballard (Jonathan)
Children:  Ezra, John, Polly, Patty, Lucy, Hannah, Dolly, John & Betsey
Death:
      November 8, 1798 at 10am  (per Martha's Diary)
 

3) Martha BALLARD
Birth:        April 7, 1761    in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
Death:      July 5, 1769 in Oxford, MA - diphtheria epidemic
 

4) Jonathan BALLARD

Birth:        March 4, 1763 in Oxford, Massachusetts
Marriage: January 11, 1792 "Jon a was married to Sally Peirce"  (per Martha's Diary)
           or   February 26, 1792 to Sarah "Sally" Pierce in Kennebec, Maine
Children:  Jack born 1792
Death:      June 7, 1838 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME

Burial:      Townsend Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
                 GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.339, Longitude: -69.789
1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age 26-45

1810 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
1820 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - living with son Jonathan
 

5) Tryphena BALLARD
Birth:        March 26, 1765  in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
Death:      June 17, 1769 in Oxford, MA - diphtheria epidemic
 

6) Dorothy BALLARD
Birth:        May 17, 1767 in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
Death:      July 1 , 1769 in Oxford, MA - diphtheria epidemic|
 

7) Hannah BALLARD
Birth:        August 6, 1769    in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
Marriage: Moses Pollard on October 28, 1792 in Hallowell, Maine
Children:  Rhoda, Hannah, Sally, Harry, Samuel, Dolly, Thomas, Martha, Catherine
Death:
      May 25, 1863 in Augusta, Maine
Note:        Diary:  Dec. 12, 1792 : Moses and Hannah Pollard "go to housekeeping."
                 James S. Ballard's widow Mary remarries to Thomas L Pollard born ~1807
 

8) Dorothy "Dolly" BALLARD
Birth:        September 2, 1772     in Oxford, Worcester Co., MA
Marriage: May 14, 1795 to Barnabas Lombard in Hollowell, Maine
             or May 14, 1829 in Hollowell, Maine
                 Barnabas Lombard (aka Barney Lambard)
                     Birth:   September 1, 1772 in Massachusetts
                     Death: October 10, 1860
Children:  Allen 1796, Dorothy 1797, Thomas 1799, Barnabas 1801, Lucy 1803, William 1804,
                 Henry Augustus 1806, Sarah Farwell 1809, Martha Town 1811, Thomas 1816, Hannah P 1842
Death:
      March 14, 1861 in Augusta, Maine
 

9) Ephraim BALLARD, Jr
Birth:        March 30, 1779
Marriage: February 5, 1804 to Mary Farwell
                 Mary Farwell
                     Birth:   ~1785
                     Death:
Children:  Sophia, Amellia, Theodore
Death:      November 5, 1829 in Bangor, Maine
1810 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
1820 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

1754  Ephraim and Martha were married in Oxford, Mass
MARRIAGE: Vital Records of Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, page 129,
BALLARD Ephraim and Martha Moore, Dec. 19, 1754.

1754  Ephraim farmed leased land, an arrangement typical of the era.

17??  Jonathan and Ephraim bought in partnership land in the east part of Charlton on which there
          there was a water power; they built and operated a saw mill and potash works.
1769  A diphtheria epidemic claims the lives of three Ballard children

1770  inherited mill and sold it

1770-1774 Taverner

1774  Ephraim was a surveyor of lands.  He surveyed Livermore, Maine
Ephraim will become a surveyor and do much work for the Plymouth Proprietors, a group of investors who claimed land in Maine.

1775  Ephraim surveyed Winslow, Maine (Fort Halifax)

1775  Ephraim travels up the Kennebec River and leases property at Fort Halifax.  Suspected of loyalist sympathies, Ephraim is soon driven out of Fort Halifax by the local Committee of Safety.

1776  Ephraim managed the land, house and mills in Hallowell, Maine, which were owned by John Jones, a Tory, who was not welcome in the town.  John Jones fled to Canada.

 

1776 American Revolutionary War

 

DAR Patriot Index- Centennial Edition, part 1, page 138,
BALLARD, Ephraim: b 5-6-1725 MA d 1-7-1821 ME
m Hannah (Martha) Moore PS MA (PS-Patriotic Service)

 

Ephraim contributed ?200 to the American cause.

1777  October 5, Ephraim operated a saw mill in Hollowell/Augusta, Maine

1777  October 14, Martha Ballard joins Ephraim in Hallowell, after traveling from Oxford. 
Martha spent 1 year and 17 days living at John Jones residence.

Brother Jonathan Ballard, Thomas Towne, Ebenezer Moore, Stephen Barton also moved to Maine at the same time.     Relinquished the Jones' property farm on the river road to Sidney.

 

1778  Martha midwives for the first time

1778  November 1, Ephraim and Martha move to the Jones Mill at Bowman's Brook
Mt. Vernon Avenue - Bond Brook
Returning to State Street, walk a short distance up Mt. Vernon Avenue to where a bridge spans Bond Brook. State Street turns into Mt. Vernon Avenue at the base of the hill. From the bridge, look to the left and up the stream. Today there is a construction business complex. This is approximately the site of John Jones's sawmill, where Martha Ballard and her family lived from 1778 to 1791.

1784  Ephraim Ballard becomes a selectman, a post he will hold in Hallowell until 1787.  Unlike Martha Ballard, whose life passed unrecorded outside her diary, Ephraim Ballard figured prominently in Hallowell's town records.

1785  Martha began the diary that she would keep for the next 27 years until her death. 
She wrote nearly every day from January 1, 1785 to May 12, 1812 for a total of almost 10,000 entries.

1786  Ephraim Ballard is elected Hallowell town moderator.

1787  On August 6, Ephraim's mill burns. Scarlet fever strikes Hallowell, and Martha nurses its victims.  In her Aug. 7 entry, Martha shows rare sympathy for her patients, probably remembering the summer of 1769, when three of her own children died in a similar epidemic.

1790  CENSUS: Heads of Families, page 22, Adams Town, Berkshire, Mass.
Ballard, Ephraim (males over 16) 1, (males under 16) 1, (females) 1.

1791  April 21, the Ballard family move from the Jones Mill to their own property, which they finally have cleared.

1792  Three Marriages: 
      Jan. 11: Jonathan Ballard marries Sally Pierce. 
      Oct. 28: Hannah Ballard marries Moses Pollard. 
      Nov. 18: Parthenia Barton marries Shubael Pitts.

1794  Ephraim Ballard was one of the principal surveyors for the Kennebec Proprietors, also known as the Plymouth Company.  The Proprietors, who owned more than 600,000 acres of land along the Kennebec River, played a key role in founding the towns of Pownalboro, Gardinerstown, Hallowell, Winthrop, Vassalboro, and Winslow.
This map shows the few county roads and three church parishes of early Hallowell. In 1797, the North and Middle Parishes would split off and become the town of Augusta, partly because residents disagreed over where to bridge the Kennebec: at the Hook in the South Parish, or farther north at Fort Western. The bridge was built at Fort Western in 1797, a few months after the split. Mr. Ballard drew this map on the same kind of paper that Martha Ballard cut and folded to make her diary.

1795  Martha recorded in her diary "This is the 600th birth at which I have attended since I came into this easter clime;" and July 25, 1797, "This is the 34th birth I have attended this year."

1796  Ephraim is employed by the state in surveying lands at Hampden and Bangor on the Penobscot river.

1800  United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - Ephraim age >45 & Martha age >45

1810  United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine

1812  May 8, Martha writes for the last time in her Diary

1812  Martha dies on September 1812 at age of 77 in Old Hallowell, (Augusta), Maine

AMERICAN ADVOCATE
HALLOWELL, MAINE
Tuesday June 9, 1812

1821  Ephraim dies on January 7, 1821 in Augusta, Maine

 


 

 

Martha Ballard's Diary (1430 pages)
Martha Ballard - A self guided tour

 

One of the great women of Kennebec County, has been immortalized with the publishing of "A Midwife's Tale, The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on her Diary 1785-1812" by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, published by Vintage in 1990.

"Martha Moore was born in 1735 in the small central Massachusetts town of Oxford, but the real story of her life begins in Maine with the diary she kept from age fifty. Without the diary her biography would be little more than a succession of dates. Her birth in 1735. Her marriage to Ephraim Ballard in 1754. The births of their nine children in 1756, 1758, 1761, 1763, 1765, 1767, 1769, 1772, 1779, and the deaths of three of them in 1769. Her own death in 1812. "The notice of Martha's death in a local paper summed up her life in just one sentence: "Died in Augusta, Mrs. Martha, consort of Mr. Ephraim Ballard, aged 77 years." Without the diary we would know nothing of her life after the last of her children was born, nothing of the 816 deliveries she performed between 1785 and 1812. We would not even be certain she had been a midwife."

--from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale

 

(1998)

  An innovative dramatic film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning

  story of Martha Ballard, a midwife and mother living in the wilds

  of Maine during the chaotic decades following the American

  Revolution. In a sparsely written diary, Ballard recorded her
  daily struggle against poverty, disease, domestic abuse and

  social turmoil. Two hundred years later, her world is

  painstakingly recreated by a historian seeking to understand

  eighteenth century America through a woman's eyes.

 

 

Part 1 of 2                            Part 2 of 2

 

5 Minutes Bible Study - The Midwife's Tale

 

 


Martha Ballard 1734 - 1812
 

 

 

 

Jonathan Ballard 1763-1838

Jonathan Ballard  

Birth:      March 4, 1763 in Oxford, Massachusetts
               Father:   Ephraim BALLARD b: 6 MAY 1725 in Billerica, Massachusetts
               Mother:  Martha MOORE b: 20 FEB 1735 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts

Death:    June 7, 1838 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME

Burial:    Townsend Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
               GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.339, Longitude: -69.789

1791 "Sally Peirce Swore a Child on my son Jon a & he was taken with a warrent.
          mr Abisha Cowen is his Bonds man for appearance at Coart."
          -- Martha's Diary July 19, 1791
          "Sally Declard that my Son Jon was the father of her Child."

          -- Martha's Diary October 24, 1791

1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age 26-45

1820 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - living with son Jonathan

1850 Census Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME

1860 Census Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME

1850 Occupation Farmer

1860 Occupation Landlord

 

Sarah "Sally" Pierce  

Birth:      1768
Death:     July 31, 1858 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME

Burial:     Townsend Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
                 GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.339, Longitude: -69.789
                
Marriage: January 11, 1792 "Jon a was married to Sally Peirce"  (per Martha's Diary)
           or   February 26, 1792 to Sarah "Sally" Pierce in Kennebec, Maine

1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age 27-45

1820 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine
1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - living with son Jonathan

 

Children: 

1791, July 19 : "informed that Sally Peirce swore a child on son Jona and he was taken
with a warrent.  Mr Abisha Cowen is his Bonds man for appearance at court."
-- Martha's Diary

1) Jonathan BALLARD
Birth:      October 24, 1791 in Old Hallowell, Maine (Martha's Diary)
               "Sally declared that Jonathan was the father of her child."
1792 February 29 "Jonathan, wife and little Son visit" (Martha's Diary)
1799, January 5, drank "spirits" and was "dead" but revived
1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age <10
1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 30-40
 

2) DeLafayette BALLARD
Birth:      February 4, 1793 in Old Hallowell, Maine   (Martha's Diary)
1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age <10
1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 30-40
 

3) Hannah BALLARD
Birth:      February 1, 1795 in Old Hallowell, Maine (Martha's Diary)
1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age <10
 

4) William BALLARD
Birth:      December 30, 1795 in Old Hallowell, Maine (Now Augusta)
1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age <10
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 40-50
 

5) Ephraim BALLARD        
Birth:        February 17, 1797 in Old Hallowell, Maine (Martha's Diary)
Marriage: 1) Phebe L. on December 7, 1799 in NY
Children:  1) Jonathan Moore Ballard
                           Birth:       28 NOV 1823 in Augusta, Kennebec, ME
                          
                          Marriage: Margaretta Blight on November 7th, 1853 of Brooklyn, New York  (or ?? 25 AUG 1853)
                                          Witnessed by John Blight
                                           Margaretta born 31 JUL 1831 in Brooklyn, New York
                           Children:   Ephraim, Elizabeth, Lizzie, Hattie, William, Ephraim 2, Harry, John, Lulu
                           Veteran:   1865 Sea Captain, United States Navy, Civil War
                           Death:       8 JUL 1902 in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine
                           Burial:       Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Maine
                 2) Martha L. Ballard      born ~1830
                 3) Ephraim Lafayette Ballard born ~1831 in Maine  (1850 Sailor US Navy)
                 4) Thomas B. Ballard      born 8 AUG 1838 in Maine
                 5) Jabez S. Ballard          born DEC 1839 in Maine
Marriage: 2) Augusta Wall on December 14, 1822
                      Augusta born December 7, 1794
Children:  6) David W. Ballard        born ~1825
                 7) George Byron Ballard  born 4 DEC 1827  died Sept 2, 1841 in Augusta, Maine
Death:      December 27, 1868 in Augusta, Kennebec Co., ME
Burial:      Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, ME
1800 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - age <10
1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 30-40
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 40-50
1850 Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - Farmer
1860 Census - Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine - Landlord
 

6) Sally BALLARD
Birth:      January 11, 1801 in Old Hallowell, Maine (Martha's Diary)
 

7) Martha M. BALLARD
Birth:      November 29, 1802 in Old Hallowell, Maine (Martha's Diary)
Married: March 19, 1823
Spouse:   Luke N. Barton b: 3 SEP 1791 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
 

8) Son BALLARD
Birth:      April 3, 1804 in Augusta, Maine  (Martha's Diary)
Death:    5th Son - Born premature, dead before sunset
 

9) Samuel Adams BALLARD
Birth:      April 19, 1805 in Augusta, Maine (Martha's Diary) "6th son & 9th child"
 

10) James S. BALLARD
Birth:       April 23, 1807 "5:30am" in Augusta, Maine  (Martha's Diary)
Marriage: Mary McIntire
Death:      October 11, 1847 at the age of 41 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
                 James died on the same day his youngest child, James S. Ballard Jr., was born
Burial:      Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 30-40
 

11) Elizabeth BALLARD
Birth:       April 1, 1809 "10:30am & 9lb" in Augusta, Maine  (Martha's Diary)
 

12) Son (Twin1) BALLARD
Birth:       March 17, 1812 "~2pm @5lb" in Augusta, Maine (Martha's Diary)

13) Son (Twin2) BALLARD
Birth:
       March 17, 1812 "~3pm @6lb" in Augusta, Maine (Martha's Diary)
Death:     March 20, 1812 "youngest infant expired at 2h 30m pm" (Martha's Diary)
Funeral:  March 22, 1812 "former minister Mr Stone made prayer" (Martha's Diary)

1830 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine - Paulina Ballard

 

 

 

James S. Ballard 1807-1847

James S. Ballard
Birth:
        April 23, 1807 "5:30am" in Augusta, Maine  (per Martha's Diary)

Father:     Jonathan BALLARD b: 4 MAR 1763 in Oxford, Massachusetts
Mother:    Sarah "Sally" PIERCE b: 1768
Marriage: Mary McIntire
Death:      October 11, 1847 at the age of 41 in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
                 James died on the same day his youngest child, James S. Ballard Jr., was born
Burial:      Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine                
Latitude: 44.318N Longitude: -69.789W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 30-40

 

Mary McIntire      (aka Mary R. Pollard)
Birth:        ~1809 born of prominent old New England family
                  Note: Mary McIntire born December 12, 1808
                            in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts

                                      to Samuel and Phebe McIntire (Macintier / Mackintire)
Marriage:
Thomas L Pollard born ~1807
Death:       ~1852 at the age of 45.


1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 20-30
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 41

Children:

 

1) Elizabeth M. Ballard
Birth:  ~1834
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 5-10
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 16
 

2) Alfred Ballard
Birth:  July 19, 1835
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age 5-10
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 15
 

3) Susan B. Ballard
Birth:  ~1837
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age <5
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 13
 

4) Ann A. Ballard
Birth:  ~1840
1840 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine age <5
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 10
 

5) George Byron "Bye" Ballard
Birth:
        September, 18, 1842 in Augusta, Maine
Marriage: Lavina Miller on May 10, 1874 in Keatingville, Montana
                 Lavina born August 1857 in Missouri  died 1908 in Philipsburg, Granite, Montana
Children:  1) James Alfred BALLARD born July 1875
                 2) Annieta A. BALLARD     born May 1877
                 2) Edgar P. BALLARD        born February 1881
                 3) Gussie BALLARD
                 4) Walter Toole, Judge BALLARD
                               Birth:        October 18, 1886 in Phillipsburg, Granite, MT
                               Marriage: Maude Kelsey on March 15, 1892 in Butte, MT
                               Children:  James K 1929 & daughter
                               Death:      June 8, 1950 in Los Angels, California 
Death:      March 21, 1916 in Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 7
1900 United States Federal Census - Butte, Silver Bow, Montana - Byron 57 & Vina 42
1910 United States Federal Census - Butte, Silver Bow, Montana - Walter & George
    (Head) Walter age 23 Bank Stenographer & (Father) George age 68 widowed
    (Sister) Augusta B Potts ate 32 widowed & (Neice) Evelyn Potts age 4
1917 World War I Draft Registration - Walter Toole Ballard
1920 United States Federal Census - Butte, Silver Bow, Montana - Walter 33 & Maude 26 & James 1 6/12
1930 United States Federal Census - Butte, Silver Bow, Montana - Walter 41 & Maude 36 & James 11
Montana Standard (Butte) November 8, 1940 - Montana's 1941 Legislature
                 Silver Bow - W. T. Ballard - Democrat
History of Montana Vol. III - Walter Ballard - Legislative Colleague
 

5) James Sullivan Ballard, Jr
Birth:             October 11, 1847 in South Smithfield, Somerset, Maine

                      James Ballard Sr. died the same day James Ballard Jr. was born.
                      James' mother Mary died when he was five.

Marriage #1: Mary Ageline Tribble on November 15, 1874 in Radersberg, Broadwater County, Montana
Marriage #2: Rachel L. Yates         on October 7, 1917      in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

Death:           December 28, 1930 in Gallatin County, Montana
1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 2
1870 United States Federal Census - Helena, Lewis & Clark, Montana - age 22 - Painter

 

On May 26, 1863, Barney Hughes, Thomas Cover, Henry Rodgers, William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Bill Sweeney camped along a small stream fringed with alder trees. Fairweather and Edgar went to prospect a place of rimrock. Fairweather dug the dirt, filled a pan and told Edgar to wash the pan in the hope of getting enough gold to buy tobacco. When the first pan turned up $2.40, they knew the gulch had great potential.

 

Word spread like wildfire. Miners covered the hillsides with tents, brush shelters and crude log cabins. On June 16, the Varina Town Company platted the town. Some, supporters of Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy, intended to name the new town after Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina. But the newly elected miners' court judge, Dr. G. G. Bissell, was an equally stubborn Unionist. When it came time to file the official documents, he submitted the name Virginia instead.

 

James Sullivan Ballard, Jr. 1847-1930

James Sullivan "Jim" Ballard, Jr 

Birth:             October 11, 1847 in South Smithfield, Somerset, Maine

                      Parents:        James Ballard and Mary McIntire, one of six children
                      Father:         James Ballard died the same day James Ballard Jr. was born. 

                                           His mother died when he was five.

Marriage #1: Mary Ageline Tribble on November 15, 1874 in Radersburg, Jefferson (later Broadwater) County, Montana
Marriage #2: Rachel L. Yates         on October 7, 1917      in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

Death:           December 28, 1930 in Gallatin County, Montana

 

1850 United States Federal Census - Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine - age 2
1869 - James started west, was employed in a mercantile establishment in Iowa
1869 - In April James set out for Montana coming a far a Ogden, Utah, by railroad
1869 - On May 1, 1869, James arrived by stage coach in Virginia City Montana
1870 United States Federal Census - Helena, Lewis & Clark, Montana - age 22 - Painter
1880 United States Federal Census - East Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana - age 32 - Farmer
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 52

1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 62
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 72 - with sons Roland & Grover

1930 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 82 - with daughter Anna L Rampy


Reference: Progressive Men of Montana Page 19 & Page 20

Mary Ageline Tribble 
Birth:      April 19, 1858 in Gentry County, Missouri
Father:   William Tribble born  ~1831 in Andrew Co., MO died ~1862 in Andrew Co, MO
                Father: Silas Tribble born ~1802 in Clark Co, KY & died ~1849
                Mother: Cassandro Gunn B ~1806 in Tennessee & died ~1860
                1850 United States Federal Census - Platte, Andrew, Missouri - age 19
Mother:   Lavina Yates born April 12, 1837 in Platte Co., MO & died 1917
                Father: Solomon Hill YATES born 1802 in Lee Co., VA & died 1859
                Mother: Mary Lavinia WELLS born 12 NOV 1815 in Lee Co., Virginia & died 1907
                Married: November 8, 1855 in Andrew Co, Missouri
                Children: Silas ~1860, Rachel 1856, Mary 1858, George Dudley 1862
Marriage: November 15, 1874 in Radersberg, Jefferson County, Montana
Death:     November 7, 1910 in Dry Creek, Gallatin County, Montana

1880 United States Federal Census - East Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana - age 22 - Keeping House
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 42
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 54

 

 

Children: 

1) William "Will" BALLARD
Birth:        March 14, 1876 in Radersberg, Broadwater County, Montana
Marriage: Carrie A "Clara" Ashmoor (Liston) in 1917 in Montana
                 Clara was born 1879 in Illinois
                 Mother: Liston Belle born ~1862 in Illinois
                 Death: 1970  Burial: Belcrest Memorial Park Salem Marion County Oregon
                
Children:  in 1930 Fay Morganson 10 and Mark Morganson are listed as Wards
Death:      1949 in Marion County, Oregon
Burial:      Belcrest Memorial Park Salem Marion County Oregon
                
1880 United States Federal Census - East Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana - age 4
1900 United States Federal Census - Flathead, Gallatin County, Montana - age 24 - Laborer
1910 United States Federal Census - Township 2, Jefferson County, Montana - age 34
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 43
1930 United States Federal Census - Turner, Marion, Oregon - William age 54 - Farmer - Clara age 51
 

2) Elizabeth W. "Lizzie" BALLARD
Birth:        January 30, 1878  in St Louis, Jefferson Co., MT
Marriage: Henry Lafayette Cloninger of Gallatin Valley on May 23, 1900
                 Henry was born September 15, 1878 in Missouri & died November 17, 1966
Children:  1) Carrie Mae                born March 31, 1901
                 2) Everett Leslie             born June 11, 1903
                 3) Alton Kenneth "Ken"  born July 6, 1905,
                 4) James Henry              born August 24, 1907
                 5) Daniel                        born October 14, 1909          
                 6) Lowell Frances          born ~1913
                 7) Elizabeth "Betty"        born ~1915
                 8) Dorothy Merle           born ~1917
                 9) Fredrick Wilson         born ~1919
                 10) Wayne Carrol          born ~1921
                 11) Jane Adele              
                           born June 23, 1924
                           married Kenneth Judd
                           died October 15, 2011 at home in Arkansas City, KS
Death:      April 9, 1954 in Wichita, KS at Jane & Kenneth Judd's house while visiting there. 
1880 United States Federal Census - East Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana - age 2
1900 Marriage to Henry Lafayette Cloninger of Gallatin Valley on May 23, 1900
1900 United States Federal Census - Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana - Henry age 20, Farmer - Lizzie age 22
1910 United States Federal Census - Dry Creek School District, Gallatin, Montana - 5 children
1918 Henry's World War I Draft Registration - Jefferson, Montana - born September 15, 1878
1920 United States Federal Census - Milligan, Jefferson, Montana
1930 United States Federal Census - Manhattan, Gallatin, Montana
1954 Lizzie died on April 9, 1954 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana
1966 Henry died on November 17, 1966 in Lewis & Clark County, Montana
 

3) Fred D. "Fred" BALLARD               
Birth:       August 14, 1879 in Helena, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
Marriage: Gertie Nora Duncan on January 1, 1903 in Gallatin County, Montana
                  Gertie born January 23, 1884 in Bristol, TN -- Twin Sister Myrtle
                  Father: Samuel DUNCAN b: 12 NOV 1860 in Tennessee
                  Mother: Udora "Adeline" SMITH b: 15 JUL 1865 in Tennessee
                  Gertie died on February 1, 1925 in North Bend, OR
Children:  1) Horace Eugene  born February 19, 1904 in Gallatin County, Montana
                                              married Carrie born ~1909 in Wyoming
                                              1930 working a Logger for Lumber Company in Oregon
                 2) Bonnie               born June 4, 1907          in Gallatin County, Montana
                                               married Claude Miller born ~1903 in Oregon
                                               1930 working as a Loader for Logging Camp
Death:      July 14, 1940 in Detroit, Oregon
1880 United States Federal Census - East Gallatin Valley, Gallatin County, Montana - age 9/12
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 30
1930 United States Federal Census - Powers, Coos, Oregon - age 50 living with son Eugene
 

4) George Dudley BALLARD
Birth:       September 18, 1881 in Dry Creek, Gallatin County, Montana
Parents:   James S. Ballard, Jr. and Mary Ageline Tribble
Marriage: Lillie Belle Gastineau on June 15, 1912 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana
Death:      March 16, 1952 in Victor Montana
Burial:      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana

1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 18
1910 United States Federal Census - Township 2, Jefferson, Montana
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 38
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 48
 

5) Charles Grover BALLARD
Birth:        April 18, 1886 at Dry Creek, Gallatin County, Montana
Marriage: Jennie on May 15, 1919 in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT
                 Jennie Dagmar JOHNSON b: 11 Mar 1898 in Penn, ND
Children:  1) Laurie Jean   born 15 Oct 1920 in Cardwell, Jefferson Co., MT
                 2) Ruth Alice     born 29 Nov 1923 in Cardwell, Jefferson Co., MT
                 3) Andrea Fay   born 
Death:      January 27, 1957 in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 14
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 23
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 33
 

6) Roland Howard BALLARD
Birth:         May 25, 1887 at Dry Creek, Gallatin County, Montana
Marriage:  never married
Death:       July 6, 1930 in Gallatin County, Montana
Burial:       Dry Creek Cemetery, Gallatin County Montana
                 
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 13
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 22
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 32
 

7) Anna Laurie "Annie" BALLARD
Birth:        January 14, 1896 in Dry Creek, Gallatin Co., MT
Marriage: Wesley L Rampy born June 29, 1893 in Lewis County, Missouri
                  Occupation: Farmer   died May 31, 1959 in bozeman, Gallatin, Montana
Children:  1) Nell Sue             born February, 14, 1923 in Three Forks, Gallatin County. Montana
                                               married L. Byrdie "Bud" Morre on September 27, 1944 in Seattle WA
                 2) Robert Lynn       born December 11, 1924 in Three Forks, Gallatin County. Montana
                                               married Fern F. Schwartz on January 17, 1947 in Helena Montana
                 3) Wesley Lee        born January 12, 1927 in Three Forks, Gallatin County. Montana
                                                married Miss Redfield and had two children
                 4) Wallace Crowell born October 1, 1928 in Three Forks, Gallatin County. Montana
                                                married Ann Bernice Peterman
                                                on July 11, 1948 in Midale, Saskatchewan, Canada
                                                married Charlotte Louise Bostrom Inches on July 3, 1982 in Minot, ND
                 5) Rose Ann           married COY
                 6) Edie Frank         married Hammond
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana    - age 4
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 14
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana   - age 23
1930 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana   - age
34
 

8) Eva Jay BALLARD  (twin)
Birth:        July 6, 1898 in Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT
Marriage: George Raymond "Ray" Brenner on March 19, 1921 in Jefferson County, Montana
                  Ray was born on December 2, 1892 in Kansas & died August 9, 1976 in Bozeman
Death:       August 12, 1980 in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana
                  August 13, 1980 per Montana Death Index, 1907-2002
Children:   1) Truair Jack BRENNER b: 20 Nov 1921 in Cardwell, Jefferson Co., MT
                  2) Richard "Dick" BRENNER b: 5 Jun 1923 in Whitehall, Jefferson Co., MT
                  3) Georgie Rae BRENNER b: 26 May 1925 in Whitehall, Jefferson Co., MT
                  4) Donald Duane BRENNER b: 27 Jul 1927 in Whitehall, Jefferson Co., MT
                  5) Marilyn
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 10/12
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 11
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - Eva age 21
1920 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Ray age 27 - Farm Laborer
 

9) Edith Mae BALLARD (twin)
Birth:        July 6, 1898 in Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT
Marriage: Benjamin Maiden "Ben" Walton on March 19, 1921 in Jefferson County, Montana
                 Ben as born ~1900 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana
                 Father: John W. Walton born ~1869 in Pennsylvania
                 Mother: Edith C. Cook born ~1871 in Minnesota - Parents William S & Clara M Cook
Children:  1) Phyllis Lauine WALTON born September 13, 1926 in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT
                 2) Carol Eva WALTON      born August 18, 1929 in Three Forks, Gallatin Co., MT
                 3) Joan
                 4) Mary Lee
Death:      August 12, 1980 in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana
1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 10/12
1910 United States Federal Census - School District 36, Gallatin, Montana - age 11
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - Edith age 21
1920 United States Federal Census - Spring Hill, Gallatin County, Montana - Ben age 19 at home with parents
1930 United States Federal Census - Spring Hill, Gallatin County, Montana - Ben age 29 Farmer & Edith 31

 

Rachel L. Yates

Birth:        ~1860

Parents:   George Anderson Yates (b: 1832 in Jackson Co. , MO)
                 Rachel Donovan born May 25, 1835 in Jackson Co MO
                       died April 6, 1910 in Gallatin CO Montana

                       married James Michael Sitton on April 1, 1866 at Gallatin County, Montana
                       children Adeline Sitton (1870-1950)

Marriage: October 7, 1917 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana
Death:      ~1950 in Montana

 

 

George Dudley Ballard 1881-1952 & Lillie Belle Gastineau 1885-1973

 

 

 

George Dudley Ballard

Birth:       September 18, 1881 in Dry Creek, Gallatin County, Montana

Parents:   James S. Ballard, Jr. and Mary Ageline Tribble

Marriage: June 15, 1912 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana
Spouse:     Lillie Belle Gastineau
Death:
      March 16, 1952 in Victor Montana
Burial:      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana

(Reference: Dan Wright Family Tree)

1900 United States Federal Census - Hillsdale, Gallatin County, Montana - age 18
1910 United States Federal Census - Township 2, Jefferson, Montana
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 38

1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 48

 

 

Lillie Belle Gastineau

Birth:        June 21, 1885 in Sommerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky
                 Father: James Price Riece Gastineau born Sept 20, 1834 in Pulaski County, KY
                 Mother: Rachel McAllister Barron born August 1, 1839 at Valley Oak, Pulaski, KY
Marriage: June 15, 1912 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana
Death:      January 28, 1973 in Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana
                 Montana Standard - January 30, 1973 - "Whitehall deaths  BALLARD"
Obituary: Montana Standard - January 29, 1973 - "Belle Ballard, 87"
Burial:      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana


 

1910 United States Federal Census - Price, Pulaski County, Kentucky - age 24 - living with brother Walker
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - age 34
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - age 44

 

Children: 

1) Mary Rachel "Mickie" BALLARD
Birth:
         May 31, 1913 in Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT
Marriage:  June 23, 1934 in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT
Spouse:     Walter Delvergn Smith

                              born Jan 18, 1913 in Manderson, Big Horn Co., WY

                              died Sep 9, 1998 in Ravalli County, Montana (FindAGrave.com)
Children:   1) Patricia Marie "Pat" DuMont
                   2) Walter Niles Smith (1936 - 1990)    (FindAGrave.com)
                   3) Bruce (Josie) Smith of Glendive
                   4) Nancy Shepard of Charlo
                   5) Annette (Dean) Sellars of Prague Okla
                   6) Barbara (Chuck) Cromer of Kalispell
                   7) Sandra Lee "Sandy" (Phil) Scheffle of Thermopolis, Wyo
                   8) Earl Smith of Butte
                   9) Ralph Curtis (Mardel) Smith of Ronan
                   10) Clifford "Cliff" (Beth) Smith of Grand Junction Colorado
                   +) Chuck Bequette of Lopez Island Wash
                   +) Sue Wilson of Thermopolis, Wyo
Death:      November 14, 2004 at Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming
Obituary:  (Screen Print) http://www.genlookups.com/mt/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/288
Burial:      Victor Cemetery in Stevensville Montana (FindAGrave.com)
                 
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 6
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 16
1973 Living in Charlo
                 
 

2) Juanita Belle "Wanda" BALLARD
Birth:          December 15, 1914 in Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT
Married:    George Melvin ARMSTRONG on December 24, 1934 in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT
Children:  1) Jennie Lee
                   2) George M. Jr. "Melvin"
                   3) Lillie Janice
                   4) James Franklin "Jim"
                   5) Juanita Gay
                   6) Forest Jay "Frosty"
Death:       March 6, 2008 at the Tobacco Root Mountain Care Center in Sheridan, Montana
Obituary:   Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Burial:       South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana
                  
1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 5
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 15
1973 Living in Cardwell, Montana
2004 living in Cardwell per Mary Rachel "Mickie" Ballard Smith obituary
 

3) Billie Matilda BALLARD
Birth:        March 14, 1916 in Gallatin Co., MT
Marriage 1) Edwin Lucas ARMSTRONG b: 1911 in Jefferson Island, Madison Co., MT
                      Billie was widowed
Children: 1) Edwin Stanley
Marriage  2) Rudolph Wegner
Death:      Feb 16, 1995
Burial:      Mountview Cemetery in Billings Montana   (FindAGrave.com)

1920 United States Federal Census - Eureka, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 3 9/12
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 14
 

4) George Dudley BALLARD, Jr.
Birth:         June 17, 1920 in Jefferson Co., MT
Marriage: December 17, 1954 to Lois Mae STORRUD in Manhattan, Gallatin Co., MT
                  Lois Mae STORRUD  born May 8, 1925 in Walsh County, ND
Children: 1) David (Lois')
                  2) Teresa mae
                  3) George Mia
                  4) Leroy Frank
                  5) Johnathon
                  6) Jack Clayton
                  7) Martha
Death:      August 23, 1991 in Jefferson County, Montana
Burial:      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana
                
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 9
1964 
Montana Standard-Post (Butte-Anaconda) November 20, 1964 - Madison, Jefferson Pick Nominees
1964  Montana Standard-Post (Butte-Anaconda) November 29, 1964 - BR Angus Ranch, Cardwell Mont
1973 Living in Cardwell, Montana
2004 Lois living in Cardwell per Mary Rachel "Mickie" Ballard Smith obituary

 

5) Jack Frederick BALLARD
Birth:        January 23, 1922 in Jefferson Co., MT
Married:   February 4, 1946 in Miles City, Custer Co., MT
                 Gladys SHOOK
Children: 1) John Hermon           (twins)
                  2) William Glen "Bill"  (twins)
                  3) Barbara Lee
                  4) Casey Scott
                  5) Beverly Lynn Ballard married Randall N. Kirk of Cascade, Dec 19, 1975
                      1975 November 19 - Montana Standard - "Date set" engagement of Beverly Lynn
                      1976 January 4 - Montana Standard - "Mr. and Mrs. Randy Kirk"
                      1976 Randy & Beverly live in Billings, Montana
                      1976 Randy employed by Swain and Morris Construction
Death:      September 21, 2000
Burial:
      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana
                
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 8
1973 living in Whitehall, Montana
2004 Gladys living in Cardwell per Mary Rachel "Mickie" Ballard Smith obituary
 

6) Forrest Stanley BALLARD
Birth:         August 7, 1923 in Cardwell, Jefferson, MT
Marriage: June 24, 1944 in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT
                  Angie Bosovich born
November 18, 1927 in Red Lodge Montana
Children: 1) Forrest Stanley Jr "Butch" father of Barbra L. Ballard Funk
                  2) Samuel "Sam"
                  3) Darling Belle 
Death:      August 17, 1950 in Butte, Silverbow County, Montana
Burial:      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana
                
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 6
1950 Montana Standard, Butte, August 18, 1950 - Forrest Ballard, Victim of Gunshot, Expires 
 

7) Gussie BALLARD
Birth:        June 14, 1925 in Whitehall, Jefferson, MT
Spouse:   William Wyman "Bud" Smith
Children: 1) Penny Blanche Smith
                  2) William Michal "Mike" Smith
                  3) Jerry Wyman "Joe" Smith
                  4) Zana Lee
                  5) Becky Jo 
Death:     
Burial:     
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 4
1941 Montana Standard - January 26, 1941 - Whitehall Roll of Honor Listed - Gussie Ballard
1973 living in Ronan, Montana
2004 living in Ronan per Mary Rachel "Mickie" Ballard Smith obituary
 

8) Walter Thomas "Tom: BALLARD
Birth:         February 8, 1927 in Whitehall, Jefferson, MT
Marriage: 1) Ann Wolfenberger
Children:  1) Sue Ann
                   2) Kirby Dale
                   3) Kay Marie
                   4) Peggy Jane
                   Tom was widowed
Marriage:  2) Sandy
Children:  5) Walter Thomas Jr.
Death:     
Burial:     
1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - Age 3
1973 living in Helena, Montana
2004 living in Clancy per Mary Rachel "Mickie" Ballard Smith obituary
 

 

 

 


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The Independent Record, Helena, September 10, 1953 - George Ballard 1948 Mule Deer 10th place

?? Son-in-Law & Daughter : Mr. and Mrs Rudy Wegner of Ryegate (per Belle Obituary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forrest Stanley Ballard 1923-1950  &  Angie Fisher 1927-1999

 

Forrest Stanley Ballard

Birth:        August 7, 1923 in Cardwell, Jefferson County, Montana

Parents:   George Dudley Ballard and Lillie Belle Gastineau

Marriage: Angie Basovich on June 27 (or 24), 1944 in Bozeman Montana
Death:      August 17, 1950 in Butte, Silverbow County, Montana
Burial:      South Boulder Cemetery, Madison County, Montana
                

1930 United States Federal Census - Nigger Hollow, Jefferson County, Montana - age 6

Reference: Dan Wright Family Tree
Montana Standard, Butte, May 25, 1941 - Forrest Ballard Graduates from Belgrade High School

Montana Standard, Butte, August 2, 1950 - Forrest Ballard Wounded in Shooting August 1

The Independent Record, Helena, August 3, 1950 - Forrest Ballard Victim of Gunshot

Montana Standard, Butte, August 2, 1950 - Forrest Ballard Wounded in Shooting - continued

Montana Standard, Butte, August 4, 1950 - Forrest Ballard Condition Reported Critical

Montana Standard, Butte, August 9, 1950 - Forrest Ballard Fair Condition

Montana Standard, Butte, August 16, 1950 - Forrest Ballard Very Critical Condition

Montana Standard, Butte, August 18, 1950 - Forrest Ballard, Victim of Gunshot, Expires 

Montana Standard, Butte, December 5, 1950 - Don Emigh Murder Trial of Forrest Ballard

Montana Standard, Butte, December 7, 1950 - Don Emigh Murder Trial of Forrest Ballard

The Independent Record, Helena, February 25, 1951 - Don Emigh, Jefferson Rancher Wins Acquittal

 

 

 

 

 

Angelina "Angie" Basovich     (or Bosivitch)

Birth:            November 18, 1927 in Red Lodge Montana
Parents:        Sam (died Sept 13, 1947) and Agnes Basovich
Death:           May 28, 1999 in Dillon Montana
Marriage #1: Forrest S. Ballard on June 27, 1944
Marriage #2: Edwin Fischer on February 18, 1952


 Angie Basovich

Children of Forrest S. Ballard & Angie Basovich

1) Forrest S. "Butch" Ballard
Birth:         April 21
Marriage:  Chris Ardene Bridgewater in 1968; divorced 1969
Children:   Barbra LeeAnn Ballard

 

2) Darling Belle Ballard
Married:  Bruce Healy
Children: Matthew
Death:     June 1998 in Monroe, Washington
Montana Standard, Butte, September 15, 1971
 

3) Samuel W. Ballard
Birth:      November 21, 1971
                Montana Standard, Butte, Nov 27, 1971 - Son born Nov 21
Married:  Gina
Children: Drea & Leah

As of 2008 Sam & Gina live in N. Las Vegas Nevada
2008 Christmas Letter PDF
 

Edwin C. "Butch" Fischer

Birth:             1924

Parrents:       Joseph Peter "Joe" Fischer & Thresa K. Neu
Marriage:     Angie Basovich Ballard on February 18, 1952
Death:          November 11, 1989 in Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana
 

 

Father:          Joseph Peter "Joe" Fischer born in Germany March 8, 1888 in Minnesota and died July 30, 1930
                      1895 Minnesota State Census - Langola, Benton, Minnesota - age 7
                            Father:  Joseph Fischer age 42 born in Prussia - Farmer
                            Mother:  Theresa age 34 born in Minnesota - Housework
                            Children: Joseph P age 7, Margareta age 5, Theresa age 3 & Susannah age 9/12
                      1900 United States Federal Census - Langola, Benton, Minnesota (6/22/1900) - age 12 - at School
                      1905 Minnesota State Census - Langola, Benton, Minnesota : age 17 : Farm Labor
                      1910 United States Federal Census - Langola, Benton, Minnesota (4/28/1910) - age 22 - Farmer
                      1920 United States Federal Census - Langola, Benton, Minnesota (2/7/1920) - age 31 - Farmer
                      1930 United States Federal Census - Royalton, Morrison, Minnesota (4/16/1930) - age 42 - Farmer
Mother:
         Thresa K. Neu was born Feb. 16, 1900 in Eden Valley, Minn. and died May 23, 1973 in Whitehall
                            Father:  Petrus "Peter" Neu born Dec 20, 1868 in Germany;

                                        died 1966 & buried Assumption Cemetery
                            Mother: Katherine Schultz born April 23, 1881; died 1964 & buried in Assumption Cemetery
                      1919 - Joe P. Fischer and Thresa K. Neu married on Sept 16, 1919 and moved to Royalton, Minnesota
                      Children: Alvina C, Louise T, Edwin C "Butch", Leona A., Marie R,
                                     James F. of Sidney, & Robert J of Silver Springs, MD
                      1920 United States Federal Census - Langola, Benton, Minnesota (2/7/1920) - age 19
                      1930 United States Federal Census - Royalton, Morrison, Minnesota - age 20
                      1939 : Thresa remarried to William Cameron on Oct. 24, 1939
                                 William A. Cameron born Feb 1, 1883 and died February 10, 1971
                      1940 : Thersa & William moved to Whitehall Montana in August 1940 in Jefferson County, Montana
                      1973 Montana Standard, Butte, May 25, 1973 - Thresa K. Cameron 73 Obituary
 

1930 United States Federal Census - Royalton, Morrison, Minnesota - age 5
 

Children of Edwin Fischer & Angie Basovich

1) Birth:
Death:   November 1989
 

2) Marlene Fischer
Birth:
March 17, 1962 in Grant Montana
Montana Standard, Butte, March 22, 1962 - Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fischer, Grant, girl, March 17

 

Forrest "Butch" Ballard

Forrest "Butch" Ballard   
Birth:         April 21
Marriage:  Chris Ardene Bridgewater in 1968; divorced 1969

 

Chris Ardene Bridgewater
Birth:         October 25

 

Children:

1) Barbra LeeAnn Ballard

Married Jay Funk from Sheridan Montana






 

 


www.usfunks.net

www.usfunks.net/blog

jay@usfunks.net

 

 

Research:
        Mayme Ballard died in Sheridan Rest Home ~1966

 

 

 

Ballard Ranch       http://attra.ncat.org/new_pubs/attra-pub/solarlswater.html?id=Montana
Lavina, Montana
A tracking PV array replaced an old and unreliable windmill
A tracking PV array replaced an old and unreliable windmill on the Ballard Ranch near Lavina, Montana.

When their old water-pumping windmill finally died, Jim and Adele Ballard installed a solar pumping system to replace it. The new system pumps water from a 65-foot-deep well to a pair of stock tanks holding about 4000 gallons. Four 80-Watt PV modules on a tracking rack power a submersible piston pump that delivers a maximum flow rate of 5.5 gpm, enough to water 100 cow/calf pairs. The system produces average flows of 2000 to 3000 gallons per day (gpd) during the summer months. Solar component costs: $5,500.

Jeff Ballard Stats

Jeff Ballard was born on Tuesday, August 13, 1963, in Billings, Montana. Ballard was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 9, 1987, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jeff Ballard baseball stats page.

 

Elk Hunting Montana: Finding Success on the Best Public Lands (Paperback)
by Jack Ballard (Author)