Joshua Ballard

Brief Life History of Joshua

When Joshua Ballard was born on 3 November 1782, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Dane Ballard, was 29 and his mother, Rebeckah Forbush Forbes, was 23. He married Polly Child on 17 April 1808, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Joshua Ballard
Polly Child
Marriage: 17 April 1808
Aurilla Ballard

Sources (8)

  • Joshua Ballard, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joshua Ballard in entry for Arvila Ballard, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joshua Ballard in entry for Aurila Ballard, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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