Joshua Ballard

3 November 1782–
New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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, 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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Family Time Line

Joshua Ballard
1782–
Polly Child
1782–1822
Marriage: 17 April 1808
Amila Ballard
1808–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1808
New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

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

Age 4

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

Age 37

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 and Scottish: derogatory nickname from a derivative of bald ‘bald-headed’ ( see Bald 2).

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

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Sources (3)

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

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