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18-Apr-1995 Family Group Sheet Husband: Thomas BALLARD Born: 1630 in: ENG Died: 1689 in: Williamsburg, VA Buried: 24 MAR 1689 in: Williamsburg, VA Father: Henry (?) Ballard Mother: Anne Thomas Ballard, the founder of the Virginia family, was the clerk of York Co., VA from 1652 to about 1663. He removed to James City Co., where, by 1668, he was living at Middle Plantation (later Williamsburg). July 12, 1666 and October 23, 1667, he was a Burgess for James City Co. In 1666-1668/9 he was a member of the Governor's Council. In 1669, he was Lt. Col. of the Militia in James City Co. and in 1680 was Col. of the Militia. On 16 July 1655, he patented 1000 acres in Glouster Co., now called New Kent Co. on the SE side of Mattaponey, for the transportation of 20 persons. (C.P. 309) His next patent, 15 Oct 1657, was for 600 acres upon the head of Poropotank River. This latter land was assigned to Major David Cant, April 2, 1662. (C.P. 334, 496) Apparently, Thomas Ballard "deserted" the 1000 acres on the Mattapony, for it was re-patented on Oct 6, 1658 by Thomas Hickman. Hickman's grant was for "1000 acres granted to Thomas Ballard 16 July 1655, and by him deserted". (C.P. 380) On Oct 6, 1658, Thomas patented 1300 acres "upon the north side of Mattapony River" and used the same 20 headrights as in his first grant. In 1676, his wife, Ann, together with Mrs Elizabeth Bacon, wife of Nathaniel Bacon Sr. (a cousin of the rebel); Mrs Angelica Bray, wife of Col. James Bray; and Mrs. Elizabeth Page, wife of Col. John Page, all wives of members of the Council, were captured by Nathaniel Bacon, Jr.,by a raid on the Middle Plantation. When Bacon besieged Jamestown these ladies were put before his breastworks at Jamestown to warn Governor Berkeley from attack. In January 1677, Thomas was a member of the Courts Martial following the collapse of Bacon's rebellion. From 1680 to 1686, he was a Burgess for James City Co., serving as Speaker of the House of Burgesses from 1680 to 1684. From 1674 to October 31, 1684, he was a vestryman of Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, where he was buried Mar 24, 1689. His name is inscribed on a bronze tablet in the interior of the church and on the name plate of a pew. Wife: Ann THOMAS Married: 1650 in: YorkCo, VA Born: 1630 in: VA Died: 26 SEP 1678 in: Williamsburg, VA Buried: in: Williamsburg, VA Father: William THOMAS M Child 1 John Ballard age: 0 Born: BEF 1654 in: Died: BEF 1694 in: Nansemond Co., VA (probably) M Child 2 Thomas BALLARD Born: 1654 in: YorkCo, VA Died: 1710/1711 in: YorkCo, VA Spouse: Katherine HUBBARD Married: 1683/1684 in: VA F Child 3 Lydia Ballard Born: in: Died: in: Spouse: Thomas Harwood Married: in: F Child 4 Elizabeth Ballard age: 39 Born: 31 DEC 1665 in: Died: 25 OCT 1705 in: Spouse: _____ Ladd Married: 31 DEC 1704 in: F Child 5 Martha BALLARD Born: in: Died: in: Spouse: John COLLIER Married: in: M Child 6 Francis Ballard Born: 1674/1675 in: James City Co., VA Died: 12 MAR 1718/19 in: Ref: Crozier Occupation: Spouse: Mary Servant Married: 25 DEC 1699 in: Eliz. City Co., VA M Child 7 William Ballard Born: 1670/1682 in: James City Co., VA Died: 1749/1750 in: King and QueenCo,VA Spouse: Philadelphia Lee (or Ludwell) Married: in: VA Wife: Alice _____ Married: AFT 1678 in: Born: in: Died: AFT 1691 in: Father: Mother: Family Group Sheet Husband: Thomas BALLARD Born: 1654 in: YorkCo, VA Died: 1710/1711 in: YorkCo, VA Father: Thomas BALLARD Mother: Ann THOMAS He was reared at Middle Plantation, later Williamsburg, VA, and returned to York Co. in 1684. Thomas inherited land from his god father, Major Robert Baldry. Major baldry came to America, at age 18, aboard the ship, Globe, which sailed from Gravesend, Aug 7, 1635. Baldry prospered, but never had children. In his will, probated in York Co. in 1675, he bequeathed most of his land to his wife Elizabeth for her life and, at her death, the land was to go to his godson, Thomas Ballard. She died in 1684 and Thomas took possession. Thomas Ballard was a lawyer. Under the Act for Ports, passed by the Assembly 1691, he became the founder of Yorktown, York Co., VA. In 1693, he sold to the trustees of the proposed William and Mary College, 330 acres upon which the college now stands in Williamsburg, VA. From 1691 to 1710 he was a Justice of the Peace for York Co. In 1693, he was a captain of Militia for York Co. and as Major, had a troop of 53 men in Col. Edmund Jennings' York Co. militia. On June 3, 1699, he was commissioned Lt. Col. In 1693, 1694, and 1699, he was High Sheriff of York Co., VA. From 1692 to 1693 and 1696 to 1702 he was a member of the House of Burgesses. He was a vestryman of Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg and in 1690, 1692 and 1693, a vestryman of Kingston Parish, Matthews Co., VA. Col. Thomas Ballard's will was dated Sept. 26, 1706 and probated Jun 18, 1711 in York Co., VA. His son, Matthew was executor and Lawrence Smith and Wm. Buckner were overseers. (York WB5-89) Wife: Katherine HUBBARD Married: 1683/1684 in: VA Born: 1660 in: VA Died: 1706 in: VA Father: John HUBBARD Mother: Katherine _____ Katherine was the daughter of John and Katherine ____ Hubard and granddaughter of Matthew Hubbard of Skimino, York Co., VA. (V.H.G. 133) She remarried 2) James Besouth. M Child 1 Matthew Ballard Born: 1684/1685 in: VA Died: 1718/1719 in: York Co., VA Spouse: Jane Married: in: F Child 2 Elizabeth Ballard Born: 1686/1687 in: Died: in: Spouse: Capt. William Smith Married: BEF 1706 in: F Child 3 Anne Ballard Born: 1688/1689 in: Died: AFT 1743 in: Spouse: John Major Married: 1704/1705 in: F Child 4 Katherine Ballard Born: ABT 1692 in: Died: in: Spouse: William Buckner Married: AFT 1706 in: M Child 5 John BALLARD Born: 1693 in: YorkCo, VA Died: 1745 in: LouisaCo,VA Spouse: Elizabeth BLAND Married: in: M Child 6 Thomas Ballard Born: ABT 1695 in: Died: ABT 1754 in: Charles City Co., VA Spouse: Mary Dancy Married: in: M Child 7 Robert Ballard age: 28 Born: ABT 1697 in: VA Died: 1734/1735 in: York Co., VA Spouse: Jane Wyeth Married: in: M Child 8 William Ballard Born: in: Died: 1718/1719 in: F Child 9 Mary Ballard Born: in: Died: in: Family Group Sheet Husband: John BALLARD Born: 1693 in: YorkCo, VA Died: 1745 in: LouisaCo,VA Father: Thomas BALLARD Mother: Katherine HUBBARD John Ballard was a merchant in Yorktown, VA and a Captain of Militia. He married Elizabeth, who was probably the daughter of Rev. William Bland. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN COLONIST names her as Elizabeth Wallace. John made his will Dec 24, 1744 and it was proved Sep 16, 1745. His will mentioned his wife, Elizabeth and his children Thomas, John, Robert, William, Catherine, Elizabeth and Anne. Wife: Elizabeth BLAND Married: in: Born: in: VA Died: AFT 1751 in: LouisaCo,VA Father: Mother: Elizabeth's surname is in question. Boddie names her as Elizabeth Bland, daughter of Rev. William Bland and Elizabeth Yates. Rev. Bland was pastor of Main Church, between Williamsburg and Jamestown. Rev Bland was later rector of ST.Paul's, Norfolk, VA, in 1791. Elizabeth Yates was the daughter of Rev. William Yates, President of William and Mary College. Elizabeth ______ Ballard is also identified in Daughters of American Colonists as Elizabeth Wallace. The fact that her son, Thomas', second son and her son, John's youngest son were named Bland Ballard, gives credence to Boddie's position. M Child 1 William Ballard Born: 8 SEP 1715 in: York Co., VA Died: 1794 in: BedfordCo,VA Spouse: Mary Byrom Married: 1733/1734 in: Spouse: Rachel Moorman Clark Married: 1768 in: Campbell Co., VA M Child 2 Thomas BALLARD Born: 1716/1717 in: VA Died: 1781 in: AlbemarleCo,VA Spouse: Susannah HASSON Married: in: LouisaCo,VA Spouse: Mary Powers Married: in: M Child 3 John Ballard Born: 1718/1719 in: VA Died: 1780 in: AlbemarleCo,VA Spouse: Ann _____ Married: in: M Child 4 Robert Ballard Born: in: Died: ABT 1770 in: Spouse: Anne Newton Married: ABT 1745 in: F Child 5 Catherine Ballard Born: in: Died: in: F Child 6 Elizabeth Ballard Born: EST 1720 in: Died: in: F Child 7 Anne Ballard Born: in: Died: in: Family Group Sheet Husband: Thomas BALLARD Born: 1716/1717 in: VA Died: 1781 in: AlbemarleCo,VA Father: John BALLARD Mother: Elizabeth BLAND Thomas was probably born in York Co., VA. He patented 320 acres between Piney Mountain and Brown's Cove, Hanover Co., where he was living in 1743 in Fredericksburg Parish and as late as 28 Apr 1761. He was a planter. He removed before Oct 10, 1773 to Albemarle Co. where he died. Ballard was one of the first names in Albemarle Co., VA. As early as 1738, Thomas Ballard obtained a patent for three hundred acres near the foot of Piney Mountain. His descendants became numerous, all having large families, and occupying farms streaching fron Piney Mountain to Brown's Cove. Thomas Ballard left a will dated 30 June 1779 and recorded May 9, 1782. "Thomas Ballard of Albemarle Co. .... daughter Mary five pounds sterling, .... sons Thomas Ballard and Bland Ballard all this my land they suffering my daughter-in-law, Mourning Ballard to live on, use and occupy that part of it whereon she now lives during her life .... the land to be equally divided between them so that Bland enjoy that part whereon he now lives .... The use of a negro Delphia unto my daughter Frances Ballard, and after her decease I give and bequeath the negro Delphia unto her heirs Lawfully Beggotten, but if she die without Heirs then and in that case I give the said girl unto the _natural_ daughter of my daughter Frances named Rachel now wife of Gabriel Mullins;... Daughter Susanna Pettis during her life all my land in Louisa County, and after her death I give and devise the said land unto her, the said Susanna Pettit's eldest son then living .... The remainder of my estate to be equally divided among my five children, Thomas, Bland, Anna Maupine, Frances Ballard, and Susanna Pettis .... sons Thomas and Bland Executors. Witnesses-- Wm. Michie, Zachariah Mills, Joseph Mills. (Albemarle Co. Will Book 2, Pg. 396) Wife: Susannah HASSON Married: in: LouisaCo,VA Born: 1720 in: LouisaCo,VA Died: AFT 1758 in: VA Father: Mother: M Child 1 Bland B. BALLARD Born: 1734/1735 in: Died: 1809 in: Shelbyville, ShelbyCo, KY Spouse: Frances SHIFLETT Married: in: M Child 2 Thomas BALLARD Born: in: AlbemarleCo,VA Died: 1804 in: Spouse: Mary Married: in: F Child 3 Ann BALLARD Born: in: Died: in: Spouse: Gabriel MAUPIN Married: 1747 in: F Child 4 Susanna Ballard Born: in: Died: in: Spouse: William Pettit Married: 1761 in: F Child 5 Frances BALLARD Born: 1745 in: VA Died: 1790 in: VA Spouse: Waddy Thompson SLAUGHTER Married: 1781 in: VA Wife: Mary Powers Married: in: Born: in: Died: BEF 1779 in: Father: Mother: F Child 1 Mary Ballard Born: in: AlbemarleCo,VA Died: in: 18-Apr-1995 Family Group Sheet Frances BALLARD Born: 1745 in: VA Died: 1790 in: VA Father: Thomas BALLARD Mother: Susannah HASSON F Child 1 Rachael BALLARD Born: 1758/1764 in: AlbemarleCo,VA Died: 15 AUG 1829 in: Falmouth, PendletonCo, KY Buried: in: Bonar Cemetery, PendletonCo, KY Spouse: Gabriel MULLINS Married: BEF 1777 in: AlbemarleCo,VA Husband: Waddy Thompson SLAUGHTER Married: 1781 in: VA Born: in: VA Died: in: VA Father: Mother: