When William Henry Ballard was born on 6 September 1820, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, his father, Howard O. Ballard, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Cross, was 25. He married Martha Beene about 1840, in Marion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Alabama, United States in 1870 and Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 6 June 1894, in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73.
English: from Middle English ballard ‘bald-headed man’ (compare Bald 3).
French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Balhard, composed of the elements bal, presumably meaning ‘torment, spitefulness’, and hard ‘hard, strong’. Compare Ballor .
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