There has been much disagreement about his birthdate and parents. Therefore I will not list any. I think he was born about 1694/1695. This birth date is based on the Essex Co. Court Order Book entry of 21 Mar 1716 which shows him being sued in court for debt. The Colonial courts were very protective of the rights of minors. I do not believe that the court would allow a minor to be sued. If a minor were accused of having a debt, his father would have to be sued. Thomas's father was NOT a party to the suit. To be sued, he would have to be at least 21 and therefore born by 1695. This date makes the birth date of his son Bland much more reasonable. Bland's first child was born about 1752 which would put his birth date possibly about 1732 or earlier. Since Thomas and Sarah are shown in the court record of 19 Jun 1722 to be married, Bland's birth date could be at least that early. Thomas has been thought by many to be a son of John Ballard and Katherine Hubbard. This is not possible as that Thomas is shown to be a minor in John's will of 1744. Thomas Ballard m(1) Sarah _________. This is shown by the Essex Co. Court Order Book entry of 19 Jun 1722 which shows both Thomas Ballard and his wife Sarah being sued. 21 Mar 1716 In an action of Debt between William Evered Plt. & John Golding & Thomas Ballard Defts, it is ordered that the Attachment issued in this Cause agst Estate of Defts be continued till next Court. Essex Co., VA, Court Order Book, 19 Mar 1716 to 16 Sep 1718, p. 15. 19 Jun 1722 Thomas Ballord & Sarah his wife being before this Court in a Mittimus from Capt. Salvator Muscoe on ye Complaint & Oath of Andrew Scrimshaw, on hearing the sd Andrew's conplaint It is ordered ye sd Ballord remain in Custody of the Sherif till he enters into bond with good security in the sum of Twenty pounds Sterl. for his & his Wife's good behavior & then he discharged paying costs. Essex Co., VA, Court Order Book, p. 654 Oct 1743 Thomas Ballard ahd his wife Sarah, she being first privily examined, acknowledged their deed of lease and release indented to Ben Allen, which on his motion is admitted to record Oct. 1743. VA, Caroline Co., Order Book 1741-46, p. 230 30 Jun 1779 will of Thomas Ballard, heirs were dau. Mary, sons Thomas and Bland, dau.-in-law Mourning Ballard, "the natural dau. of my dau. Frances named Rachel, now wife of Gabriel Mullins", dau. Susanna Pettit, dau. Anna Maupine. No wife of Thomas was listed. 9 May 1782 recorded in Albemarle Court Albemarle Co., VA, Will Book 2, p. 396 Thomas BALLARD b.c.1695, d. bef. 9 May 1782 Albemarle Co. m(1) Sarah 1 Bland BALLARD [see below] 2 Thomas BALLARD b.c. 1740, d.c. 1804, m. Mary Elizabeth BALLARD 21 Elizabeth BALLARD m. 17 Apr 1783 Albemarle Co., Frost&Snow Jr. 3 Anna BALLARD b.c. m. Gabriel MAUPIN 4 Frances BALLARD b. maybe 1745, unmarried 41 Rachel BALLARD b. bef. 1759 m. Gabriel MULLINS Thomas BALLARD m(2) bef. 1753, Susannah HESSON d. bef. 28 Apr 1761 5 Susannah BALLARD b.c. 1753, m. William PETTIT Thomas BALLARD m(3) Mary POWERS d. bef. 30 Jun 1779 6 Mary BALLARD 1 Bland Ballard b. 1722-30, son of Thomas Ballard and his first wife Sarah. The birth date of Bland is thought to be between 1722 when his father Thomas is listed in an Essex County Court record with his wife Sarah, and 1730, with the approximate b. date of his first child being 1752. This is a reasonable date. He probably was b. in Essex Co. His father Thomas was said in a 1738 land purchase to be "of Caroline Co." Nothing is known of his life prior to Nov. 1771 when the following record was made. On 14 Nov 1771, he was ordered to help in the processioning of some lands in Fredericksville Parish of Albemarle Co., with John Ballard and Robert Michie. He is listed in the 1779 will of his father, Thomas Ballard. He and his father Thomas were witnesses to the 1780 will of his uncle John. He m(1) about 1752 a wife whose existence was unknown until research on the Shiflett family revealed that Frances could not be the mother of all 15 of Bland's children. She was younger than most of his children. He m(2) in the early 1780s Frances Shiflett, a daughter of John Shiflett and his wife Joice Powell. No official marriage records are known for Albemarle Co. before 1780s. 1786 was the year that Albemarle Co. took over the responsibility of recording marriages from the parish churches. Unfortunately the parish churches in Albemarle Co. violated the Colonial Law and had never kept a parish register. The parish system was disbanded in 1785. Bland's son Garland was shown in the 1850 Census of Todd Co., KY, as born about 1786. His daughter Peachy was shown in the same census as b.c. 1787. On 27 Sep 1793 John Shiflett and wife Joice gave to their daughter Frances Ballard and her daughter Martha 60 acres of land. In Apr 1795 an inventory of the estate of John Shiflett decd. included a bond on Bland Ballard for 5 pounds. On 5 Sep 1796 Joice Shiflett, Bland Ballard and Franky his wife and the other heirs of John Shiflett decd. sold some land to Phillip Seale. Some have claimed he went to Shelby Co., KY and d. there in 1809 but the many records he made in Albemarle Co., VA, show he did not. They are confusing him with a distant cousin who did go and die there. This error is recorded in Derby's BALLARD-BALLORD BITS, and many pick it up there and do not do enough research that proves it wrong. Bland listed the names of 15 children in his will. There is a group of nine sons and daughters which he calls "beloved" but leaves them only $1.00 each. The others he leaves substantial property and money. This would seem to not be the way to treat "beloved" children UNLESS they were from an earlier marriage to a wife whose name is now unknown, that he had provided for them before he married Frances Shiflett. There is another indication that they may be from an earlier marriage. There is seemingly a gap of over 15 years between the birth dates of the groups of children. They are able to be grouped by the extent of their legacy and then when approximate b. dates are given to most, the gap of years appears. 28 Jun 1809 date of will, of Bland Ballard, recorded in Albemarle County Court 6 Nov 1809 Will Book 5, p. 44-6 to my dearly beloved wife Frances Ballard, the land I now live on, being the lands that was deeded to me by her father, John Shiflett, about 60 acres, household furniture, stock, cattle, plantation tools of every kind, and the produce that is made on the place and the produce that is laid up for the support of my children to my daughter Jean Nailor, 37 acres, part of a 150 acre tract I purchased of Henry Carter, the remainder to be divided between my two sons and daughter Garland Ballard Bennett D. Ballard and Peachy Hoy to my beloved daughter Patsey Ballard the furniture and feather bed [after wifes decease] to my beloved children 1 dollar a peace: Nance Murry, Mary Ballard, Dice Howard, Lucy Maupin, Sarah Ballard, Annis Ray, William Ballard, John Ballard, Thomas Ballard, negro boy Charles to my beloved wife Frances Ballard for her use and benifit and my son Bennett D. Ballard to my five daughters Fanny Newcom ( negro boy Charles to be sold and any money Annis Ray (over 50 L to go to my son Bennett D. Ballard Sarah Ballard Patsy Ballard Peachy Hoy the balance of my estate to go to my son Garland Ballard This listing with a bequest of $1 might also prevent a challenge to his will. Shiflett research confirms these as an earlier family. Frances's father, John Shiflett, was b.c. 1740, and Frances was born about 1765. This would make her a year or so younger than most of the children of Bland's first family. All of this makes it obvious that Bland was married twice. Bland BALLARD b. 1722-1730 Essex Co., VA, d. bef. 6 Nov 1809 Albemarle Co., VA, m(1) c. 1750, unknown 1 Mary BALLARD b.c. 1752 VA 2 Dicie BALLARD b.c. 1754 VA, m. James HOWARD 3 Nancy BALLARD b.c. 1755 VA, m. MURRAY 4 Lucy BALLARD b.c. 1757 VA, d. Marion Co., MO, m. Matthew MAUPIN 5 Sarah BALLARD b.c. 1758 VA 6 John BALLARD b.c. 1760 VA, m. Mollie BROWN 7 William BALLARD b.c. 1762 VA 8 Thomas BALLARD b.c 1763 VA 9 Fanny Harris BALLARD b.c. 1764 VA, m. 15 Feb 1799 Albemarle Co., VA, Lawrence NEWCOMB 10 Annis BALLARD b.c. 1768 VA, m. 13 Aug 1789 Albemarle Co., VA, Thomas REA m(2)c. 1784 Albemarle Co., VA, Frances SHIFLETT b.c. 1765 Albemarle Co., VA, d. aft. 1817, dau. of John SHIFLETT and wife Joice POWELL 11 Jean BALLARD b.c. 1784 Albemarle Co., VA, m. Nov 1801 Albemarle Co., VA, Edward B. NAILOR 12 Garland BALLARD [see below] 13 Peachy BALLARD b.c. 1787 Albemarle Co., VA, d. after Nov 1860, m. 24 Dec 1806 Albemarle Co., VA, William HOY b. 1785 VA, d. about 1869 Todd Co., KY. 1 boy b. 1810-1815 2 William HOY Jr. b.c. 1822 Todd Co., KY, m. Eliza 3 Henry HOY b.c. 1825 Todd Co., KY 4 Mary Ann HOY b. 20 Jan 1827 Todd Co., KY, d. 17 Apr 1902 Sedalia, Collin Co., TX, m. 30 Mar 1846 Todd Co., KY, Warner BALLARD, son of Garland BALLARD [see below for children] 14 Martha BALLARD b.c. , m. 13 Sep 1809 Albemarle Co., VA, John CAMPBELL 15 Bennett D. BALLARD b. 2 Oct 1802 Albemarle Co., VA, d. 25 Oct 1858 Hopkins Co., KY, m. 25 Dec 1822 Randolph Co., IL, Barbara THORNHILL, dau. of Henry THORNHILL. His brother Garland posted two guardian bonds for him, in 1813 and 1817, in Albemarle Co. He probably came to Christian Co., KY about 1818 with his brother Garland. It is not known how or why he went to Randolph Co., IL, where he married. He appeared in the Todd Co. tax book of 1824 and was listed through 1842. He was in the 1830 census of Todd Co. and the 1840 census of Christian Co. but continued to be listed in the Todd Co. tax books. After 1842 this family disappeared from Todd Co. By 1848 he is listed in the tax books of Hopkins Co., KY and is listed until 1858. He is reported to have died 25 Oct 1858 in Hopkins Co. The 1830 and 1840 census show them having 9 children, 2 male and 7 female. 1 Frances L. BALLARD b.c. 1824 Todd Co., d. aft 1860, Ozark Co., MO, m. 5 Jul 1849 Hopkins Co., Richard THOMPSON. 2 Henry T. BALLARD b. 4 Nov 1826 Todd Co., d. 2 Jul 1900 Webster Co., KY, m. 16 Mar 1853 Hopkins Co., Judith L. TRUSTY. 1850 census Hopkins Co., Dist. #2, Fam. #275 3 dau. BALLARD b. 1826-1830 Todd Co. Ref. Todd Co. census 1830 4 Elizabeth A. BALLARD b.c. 1828 Todd Co., d. 1 May 1907 Webster Co., m. 30 May 1848 Hopkins Co., William A. COBB. 1850 census Hopkins Co., Dist. #2, Fam. #587 5 Sarah Margaret BALLARD b.c. 1830 Todd Co., d. bef. 1900 Pittsburg, Williamson Co., IL, m. 13 Aug 1849 Hopkins Co., William Anderson THOMPSON. 6 Mary Jane BALLARD b.c. 1832 Todd Co., m. 5 Sep 1852 Hopkins Co., John SHADRICK. 1850 census Hopkins Co., Dist. #2, Fam. #437. 7 Virginia C. BALLARD b.c. 1834 Todd Co., m. 19 Jul 1849 Hopkins Co., John H. COBB. 8 Bennett Marion BALLARD b. 18 Aug 1836 Todd Co., d. 16 Feb 1926, Huggins, Texas Co., MO, bur. Churchyard Cem., m.c. 1860 Mary GREENE. 9 Barbara Ann BALLARD b.c. 1838 Todd Co., d. 9 Jan 1880, Hopkins Co., bur. Zion Brick Cem., Hopkins Co., m. 23 Apr 1860 Hopkins Co., William M. BROWN. 12 Garland BALLARD b.c. 1786 Albemarle Co., VA, d. 4/27 Oct 1860 Todd Co., KY, m. 10 May 1810 Albemarle Co., VA, Susannah Phillips b.c. 1787 Albemarle Co., VA, d. aft 1860 Todd Co., KY, dau. of Stephen PHILLIPS and his wife Susannah _______. 1 James G. BALLARD b.c. 1811 Albemarle Co., VA, m. 4 Oct 1841 Todd Co., KY, Louisa I. HUTCHISON 2 Winston BALLARD b. c. 1814 Albemarle Co., VA, m. about 1843, possibly in Logan Co., Sophia WOLF. The birth records of Todd Co. show that in Dec 1861 James W. Ballard was b. to W. Ballard and Sophia Wolf. He was in the Todd Co. tax books from 1838 through at least 1875. They had 7 children in the 1850-70 censuses. He was listed as a carpenter and farmer. He was in the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Logan Co., KY, and the 1870 census of Todd Co., KY. Sophia b.c. 1825 KY. 1 Robert G. BALLARD b.c. 1844 KY 2 Susan M. BALLARD b.c. 1846 KY 3 Sarah F. BALLARD b.c. 1848 KY 4 Eliza J. BALLARD b.c. 1850 KY 5 Sophia A. BALLARD b.c. 1852 KY 6 Winston G. BALLARD b.c 1856 KY 7 James BALLARD b.c. 1861 KY 3 Sarah BALLARD b. 1815/1817 Albemarle Co., VA. In Todd Co., KY census of 1860. 4 Warner BALLARD b. 5 Feb 1816 Albemarle Co., VA, d. 27 Oct 1886 Sedalia, Collin Co., TX, m. 30 Mar 1846 Todd Co., KY, Mary Ann HOY [see above] 1 William Garland BALLARD b. 13 Feb 1847 Christian Co., KY, d. 2 Jun 1895, Sedalia, Collin Co., m. 27 Dec 1869 Collin Co., Sarah Elizabeth COATES b. 1848 TN, d. 27 Aug 1944, bur. Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., TX. He did not go to KY with the rest of his family. It is possible that he was in the Civil War. A Mrs. S. E. Ballard of Grayson Co. applied for a pension and it was approved, #46135. I have not found that he applied for a pension. 11 John L. BALLARD b. 9 Nov 1870 Collin Co. 12 Robert Jackson BALLARD b. 31 Dec 1873, Collin Co., d. 1965, m. Sarah P. WHITTENBURG b. 1873, d. 1950, bur. Elm Grove Cem. 121 Lou BALLARD b. c. 1894 TX 122 May BALLARD b. c. 1896 TX 123 Eunice BALLARD b. c. 1899 TX 124 Mo. M. BALLARD b. c. 1901 TX 125 Wade BALLARD b. Dec 1909 TX 13 Mary Ann BALLARD b. 16 May 1876, d. 22 Dec 1957 San Diego, CA, m. William Alexander ROBISON b. 1868, d. 25 Aug 1901, as his 2nd wife. 131 Burl ROBISON 132 Chester A. ROBISON b. 14 Feb 133 Natalie ROBISON m. JONES 134 Ruby ROBISON m. Delma BELLE 135 Dadia ROBISON m. Ray MARTIN 136 Beatrice ROBISON m. John DUNN 14 Edward W. BALLARD b. 25 Jan 1878 Collin Co., d. 15 May 1924 15 Dade BALLARD b. 24 Oct 1880 Sedalia, d. 14 Apr 1976 bur. Van Alstyne Cem., m. 25 Oct 1903 Herbert W. BALLARD (see #52) 16 Harve W. BALLARD b. 14 Jan 1884 17 Dora M. BALLARD b. 23 Jan-d. 25 Jul 1888 bur. Elm Grove Cem. 18 infant son (twin) (on same tombstone with Dora but had no dates) 2 Cornelia Susannah BALLARD b. 1849 Christian Co., d. c. 1911 Sedalia, m. John Charles PACE b. c. 1850 TN 21 Herndon PACE b. 14 Oct 1878 KY, d. 1 Dec 1969 Amherst, TX, m. Beulah M. b. 25 Aug 1894, d. 13 Aug 1974 Amherst, both bur. in Amherst Cem. 211 Johnny P. PACE b. 1919, d. 1939 Amherst, bur. there. 22 Sylvester PACE b. Jun 1881 TX 23 Annie PACE b. Jun 1883 TX 3 Robert Warner Louis BALLARD b. 23 Feb 1851 Christian Co., d. 23 Jun 1916 Haskill, Tillman Co., OK, bur. Montgomery Cem., m(1) 3 Jul 1875 Trigg Co., KY, Lavonia SMITH 31 Ivie Mae BALLARD b. Sep 1880 KY, m. HUNTER 32 Ora BALLARD b. Nov 1883 KY, m. Tobe COOK m(2) 1887 Ellen Pamelia PHILLIPS b. 30 Jan 1856 VA, d. 22 Aug 1930 Fletcher, Comanche Co., OK. 33 Robert Thomas BALLARD b. 31 Jan 1889 Grayson Co., d. 30 Apr 1967 Sterling, Comanche Co., m. 21 Mar 1909 Collin Co., Bertie Belle ROBISON b. 9 Feb 1894 Mt. View, AR, d. 13 Nov 1974 Sterling, dau. of William Alexander ROBISON and his 1st wife Etta Jean WARRICK b. 1875 TN, d. 7 Apr 1898 IND. Terr. 34 William Mac BALLARD b. 22 Mar 1893 Post Oak, TX, d. 1 May 1974 Bonham V.A. Hosp., bur. Gunter Cem., Grayson Co., m. 4 Dec 1923 Fletcher, OK, Mellie Etta COX b. 30 Dec 1897 Ripley, Tippah Co., MS. 35 Earnest Lee BALLARD b. 9 Mar 1895 Clay Co., TX, d. 3 Oct 1946 suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge, m. 29 Nov 1929 Sterling, Rosa Lee CONWAY b. 6 Nov 1907 Sterling 36 Allen Louis BALLARD b. 24 Nov 1896 Eastland, TX, m. Muriel 4 Thomas Lee BALLARD b. 12 Jun 1853 Montgomery Creek, nr. Pembroke, Christian Co., KY, d. 5 Apr 1932 Brownwood, Brown Co., TX, m. 14 Aug 1872 Trigg Co., KY, Miranda Ellen DUNNING b. 10 Mar 1850 Trigg Co., KY, d. 27 Jun 1923 Brownwood, both bur. in Masonic Sec., Greenleaf Cem. beside Walter Mack and Mary Myrtle (BALLARD) JOHNSON. Her tombstone gives her birth date as 1852. The 1850 census of Trigg Co., KY, says she is two months old. 41 dau. d. unamed 42 Mary Myrtle BALLARD b. 10 Oct 1875 Caldwell Co., KY, d. 28 May 1921 Brownwood, m. 16 Jul 1893 Brownwood Walter Mack JOHNSON b. 28 Mar 1866 Bibb Co., AL, d. 29 Dec 1935 Fort Worth of pneumonia. Both are bur. Masonic Sec., Greenleaf Cem., Brownwood. 5 James L. BALLARD b. 5 Oct 1855 nr. Pembroke, Christian Co., d. 21 May 1909 Collin Co., bur. Elm Grove Cem., m. Ida S. BLAKELEY b. 21 May 1862, d. 3 Dec 1889 in childbirth, bur. Elm Grove Cem. (They may have m. in Collin Co. or in Caldwell Co. 51 Mallory (Mallord) P. BALLARD b. 27 Oct 1879, d. 26 Jun 1880 bur. Elm Grove Cem. 52 Herbert W. BALLARD b. 16 Apr 1881 Sedalia, d. 27 May 1947 bur. Van Alstyne Cem., m. 25 Oct 1903 Van Alstyne Dade BALLARD (see #15) 521 Vera Ida BALLARD b. 9-d. 29 May 1906 522 Vallie Elizabeth BALLARD b. 9-d. 31 May 1906, both twins bur. Elm Grove Cem. 523 Jettie Aline BALLARD b. 20 Aug 1909, m. 5 Jul 1932 William HOUSE 524 Vada Victoria BALLARD b. 21 Jul 1911, m. 2 Aug 1935 Woodrow POWELL 525 James Garland BALLARD b. 8 Jul 1915, m. 14 Jul 1935 Ruby Lee SPAIN 526 Doris Ruth BALLARD b. 26 Mar 1919, m. 11 Nov 1937 Howard EARWOOD 53 Laura BALLARD b. Dec. 1882 54 Oscar L. BALLARD b. 2 Apr 1885, d. 30 Oct 1918 bur. Elm Grove Cem. 55 Ida BALLARD b. 3 Dec 1889 6 Mary Elizabeth BALLARD b. 12 May 1858 nr. Pembroke, d. 22 Jan 1935, m 11 Oct 1876 Caldwell Co., KY, (James E. Phillips on m. rec.) Edward K. PHILLIPS 61 G. L. PHILLIPS b. c. 1878 KY 62 Ida PHILLIPS b. c. 1879 TX 7 Emma BALLARD b. 22 Nov 1863 Collin Co., d. 24 Mar 1864 Collin Co., bur. Elm Grove Cem., the first of the family to be buried there. 5 Harrison BALLARD b.c.1819 Christian Co., KY, d. aft. 1880 Gentry Co., MO, m. 31 Mar 1845 Todd Co., KY, Frances E. CULBERTSON b. c. 1826 KY, dau. of Frances CULBERTSON b. c. 1792 VA. He was in the 1850 census of Todd Co., KY, the 1860-1880 censuses of Gentry Co., MO. 51 Susan Frances BALLARD b.c. 1846 KY, m. John C. HUSSEY 52 Margaret BALLARD b.c. 1848 KY, m. GROOMS 53 Sarah BALLARD b. July 1849 KY, m. FLOYD 54 Emma/Ellen BALLARD b.c. 1851 KY, d. 22 Mar 1894 St. Joseph, MO, m. Patrick Wilson STOCKTON b. 14 Aug 1846 Perry Co., MO, d. 2 Dec 1936 Shelby, Toole Co., MT, son of James STOCKTON and Martha WILSON 541 Ella Frances STOCKTON b. 17 Jul 1870 St. Joseph, MO, d. 26 Sep 1950 Shelby, Toole Co., MT, m. 8 May 1896 Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, Isaac Allen GUNTER b. 542 George STOCKTON b. 4 Oct 1872 Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, d. 17 Jul 1953 Denver, CO 543 Asberry STOCKTON b. 23 Apr 1879 Stanberry, Gentry Co., MO, d. 29 Apr 1962 National City, San Diego Co., CA, m. Effie WEATHERWAX 55 Mary BALLARD b.c. 1854 KY, m. 2 Sep 1879 Allen O. STOCKTON b. 5 Dec 1848 Platte Co., MO, d. NE 56 Andrew L. BALLARD b.c. 1856 KY 57 Lucien E. BALLARD b.c. 1858 KY 58 John P. BALLARD b.c. 1861 MO 59 Viola BALLARD b.c. 1866 MO 5X Viona BALLARD b.c. 1866 MO 5A Lucinda BALLARD b.c. 1868 MO 6 William BALLARD b.c. 1822 Todd Co., KY 7 John W. BALLARD b.c. 1826 Todd Co., KY 8 Susannah BALLARD b.c. 1828 Todd Co., KY 9 Garland BALLARD b.c. 1829 Todd Co., KY, m. 25 Mar 1857 Todd Co., KY, Sarah Ellen GROOMS
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